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8/16/19 11:25 A

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It is so good to see everyone here, and catch up a bit!
It looks like several of us are having health issues. I wish you all continued improvement.
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8/15/19 5:07 P

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So far, the day is good (eating healthy)
Now I have to pass the evening.......

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8/14/19 12:11 P

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Irish
I hope your day goes well too.
I'm going to the pool to swim and do water exercises. Once I put on the swimsuit, it's easy to go there.

Have a healthy and happy day

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8/8/19 11:36 A

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Mimi,
I understand about the errands. So much to do all the time and not enough hours.....lol...
Thanks, working on them. See the dr. now on the 16th. Meanwhile walking and trying to do water therapy in the pool where I live too.

Irene, Hope your day is going well. Prayers and hugs to you.

Mimi,
Hope your day is a good one too.
hugs to all,
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8/8/19 10:54 A

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Irene

I hope you will feel better soon. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Irish
I hope that your health issues will pass soon. It's good that you can work on them.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

School starts at the end of August so I'll start swimming. It's much easier to swim when the kids are in school....smile...

When I have too many errands to do, I don't want to do any.....smile......but I have to, so I'll start one errand at a time. Just think that I only have to do one errand today....smile....

Hav e a healthy and happy day





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8/5/19 11:52 A

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Good Morning to you all. Good to hear from you. The light fixture in our office is broken, it is dark in that room with no lighting. DH has not decided to fix it yet. emoticon . He has a lot of jobs ahead of him. I don't feel like pressuring him.
My health isn't getting better. I have to have oxygen 24/7, It's hard to do anything with the oxygen on. I am watching my diet but can't do much exercise,

I will try to keep in touch as much as possible. I hope you all are enjoying the Summer.
Have a Great week.

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8/5/19 9:41 A

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Hi Irene, So nice to see you on Spark. Hope you are feeling better and having a good week so far. Keep it up dear friend and know I am thinking of you and keeping you in prayers too

Mimi, Glad you are enjoying Leslie Sansone. I really like her dvd's too and use them on days that I am not able to get to the gym.

Teresa, Doing pretty well. Do have some health issues but working on them. Walking more outdoors and portion control is a must for me too.

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8/5/19 9:26 A

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So nice to "see" all of you here. Good morning
Teresa
What a nice nephew you have.

It's my 3rd week of exercising with Leslie Sansone. 6 times each week. And I don't like to exercise!
Today I'm cooking chicken with olives for company. I'll freeze it. I also need to take my car for alignment.
Paper work is still waiting.......

Have a healthy and beautiful day





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8/4/19 1:28 P

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Good Morning All. Sorry for the MIA. So busy and the weather is not cooperating.. I hope to get back in the grove soon I hope you all have a GREAT DAY. .

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8/3/19 1:43 P

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It is good to see your smiling face!
My nephew likes to help the family and his friends. He has really turned into a nice young man. Although, in my mind he will always remain the cute baby he was. He is a very capable. Although I wondered at times he has turned out well.

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8/3/19 1:13 P

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Hi Teresa,
How wonderful to have your nephew help you with such a big job with yard work.

Hope you are doing well. Enjoy your weekend.

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8/3/19 12:45 P

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I am digging up the garden in the backyard. This is a major step in making it more manageable.
My nephew is doing it. I had no idea, but part of his job is doing such things. Of course it started to pour rain, but he persevered. I am amazed at what he was able to do. I still see him as the baby he once was.

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8/3/19 12:41 P

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Persistence! Not Perfection!!!

Good morning everyone!

Welcome to our team's Chat café
We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy chatting with us.
We are passionate about health and about living a healthy lifestyle!
The Outcome? We are losing the weight and keeping it off for a lifetime - ONE DAY AT A TIME!

ON PLAN/MOVE JUST FOR TODAY! emoticon Please join our "one day at a time" mini challenge anytime, while following your own plan.

ONE DAY AT A TIME!
WE CAN DO IT! emoticon

Let's celebrate being "ON PLAN/MOVE" just for TODAY! emoticon

emoticon For accountability, please post your daily/weekly exercise/moving activities.


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Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow is a mystery,
Today is a gift.
That's why it is called the "present".



Not on plan just for today?
Tomorrow is a new fresh day.
Congratulations on starting over.
Forget, forgive and move on!

Evaluate what caused you to slip, the situation, and where it might have occurred.
See that you can learn from your slip.

REMEMBER!!!
Slips should teach you, not defeat you!


Accept that sometimes it’s going to suck. Despite your best intentions, there will be days when you fall into a bag of crisps. But long-term success is about persistence, not perfection. It’s picking yourself up when you fall, over and over again.
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START OVER

If you've started out in pursuit of your goal
And you've really tried with your heart and your soul,
but somehow things got out of control---
START OVER.

When you've tried your best to do what you should
And you thought this time that you surely would,
But once again, you didn't do good---
START OVER.

When you've worked so hard to follow a dieters way
And you fought to win a victory each day.
But one more time you went astray---
START OVER.

When you've tried so hard to yourself to be true
And do the things that you know you should do,
But once again you failed to come through---
START OVER.

When the road to success seemed much too long
And each temptation was oh so strong
And once again you gave in to wrong---
START OVER.

When you've told your friends what you planned to do
And trusted them to help you through
But soon discovered it's up to you---
START OVER.

When you know you must be physically fit,
But your hope seems gone and you're stuck in a pit
That's not the time for you to quit---
START OVER.

When the week seems long and successes few
And at weigh-in time you're feeling blue,
Remember tomorrow is just for you---
START OVER.

To start again means a victory's been won
And starting over again means a race well run
And starting over again proves it can be done
So don't just sit there---
START OVER

~~ Author Unknown ~~




Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life!

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One Day at a Time

Whatever the goal we're pursuing,
no matter how rugged the climb,
we're certain to get there
by trying our best,
and taking One Day At A Time.

"Forever" is hard to imagine,
"the future" may seem far away-
but every new dawn
brings a wonderful chance
to do what we can on that day.

-Emily Matthews

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After winter comes the summer.
After night comes the dawn.
And after every storm, there comes clear, open skies.
~ Samuel Rutherford ~
(1600-1661, Scottish Pastor)



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emoticon I saw the "NECKLACE (CHAIN) GAME" somewhere and I liked it.

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*** Please feel free to make adjustments and changes to the "NECLACE GAME" as you wish.

Congratulations on being On Plan, and if not, congratulations on starting over!

NOTE!
Please read Rule # 3 below. It's an excellent motivating rule to stick to your Necklace game, which means: sticking with your weight-loss journey.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GAME

1. For every day you are ON PLAN (OP) you put in your necklace (chain ) the letter D ( for a DAY). So, if you are OP for 4 days in a row, your necklace looks like that: D - D - D - D

It's nicer to use the "EMOTICONS"
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2. Once you are OP for 7 days, you change it to W ( For a week) .
Example: If I'm OP for 19 days, my necklace ( or chain) looks like that: W - W - D - D - D - D - D
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If you prefer to wear a longer necklace, you can WEAR it this way too:( instead of a W for a week, put 7 "D"'S, like this: D - D - D - D - D - D - D-

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3. If you are FULL MONTH OP, It becomes M ( For a MONTH). So, if you are OP 49 days in a row, ( on a 31 days a month),your necklace will look like that: M - W - W - D - D - D - D
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RULES OF THE GAME .

1. It's a challenge for yourself , NOT A COMPETITION WITH OTHERS.

2. The first day you BREAK the necklace (chain), you start playing the game all over again , (only if you have used already all of your extra 3500 calories for the month : See Rule # 3), and build your necklace ( chain ) once more from the beginning.

3. RULE # 3 IS VERY IMPORTANT .
PLEASE READ IT !
IT IS A GOOD RULE TO HELP YOU STICK TO THE NECKLACE- GAME .
In order to learn NOT to be perfect, and in order To BE realistic,( we will always have days we are not OP) , YOU MAY HAVE ( if you choose to) UP TO 3500 EXTRA CALORIES each MONTH IN ADDITION TO YOUR regular diet.
You can still CONTINUE to built your necklace(chain)!

The idea here is that the extra 3500 calories amount only to 1 pound gain in one month period, while an average of 2-4 pounds loss per month is VERY reasonable with being OP.
You will still be AHEAD OF THE GAME at the end of each month if you need to add up to extra 3500 calories in a month, providing you are otherwise OP.

The second idea is that once you've built a large chain,( many days OP), you want to keep going building the chain,( rather than break it and start all the way from the beginning again), and rule # 3 allows you to do that , WHILE YOU CONTINUE TO LOSE WEIGHT.
4. Keep your own records.
THAT INCLUDES ALSO KEEPING RECORDS OF THE OPTION TO USE UP TO 3500 calories EACH MONTH. ( when we go off plan).
5. Post your NECKLACE (chain) every day.

I hope you enjoy the game







Teresa






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