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4/10/20 11:00 A

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Plan A:
Menu plan and cook maintaining WFPB no oil
avoid processed foods
half my plate will be non-starchy vegetables
drink 8 cups of water each day

Plan B:
Eat WFPB foods with half the plate being non-starchy vegetables.
One glass of wine or a desert allowed but NOT both.
Plan a long run on any day that I am eating out.

There is no Plan C!

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1/18/20 9:59 A

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Day 9 When to use paln B

Plan A
Eat within sparkpeople calorie range
Include 2 fruits/3 vegetables
Avoid processed foods, esp. sugar & flour
Drink 8 cups of water a day
Exercise 20 minutes, at least, a day

Plan B
Allow reasonable amounts of food in social dinners
Get right back on plan ASAP

There is no plan C!

Janet in Georgia

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1/17/20 6:46 P

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Day 9 - When to use Plan B

Plan A involves planning meals and exercise; Sparking, attending my TOPS meetings, and making sure there is some interaction with friends daily even if it is "just" a phone call.

Plan B is to Stop, Think, and Return to Plan A!

Plan B is necessary whenever I feel I am slipping away from Plan A.

Plan C comes into play if it is ever impossible, due to illness, travel, or when for any reasons I simply cannot fully implement Plan A.

Plan C will be to do whatever parts of Plan A that I can and to implement measures to get back to a position where Plan A can be fully implemented.

I CAN do this!

Edited by: LIVINTODAY at: 1/17/2020 (18:47)
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1/17/20 12:00 A

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Day 9 - When to use Plan B

" we often just lose our way and drift helplessly! "


1. Create and record a Plan A that you will follow most of the time.

Have a plan
Stick to the plan

My plan includes intermittent fasting, no snacks, daily exercise, nutritious food, portion control

2. Widen the boundaries and create an optional Plan B.

Exceptions to the plan may take me over calorie cap, but no bingeing allowed
Try to stick to the 2-bite sample of tempting, not on the plan, non-nutritious food
Have a stop back-up routine when I find myself drifting off or rebelling against Plan A

3.

THERE IS NO PLAN C!



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- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
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Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
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1/16/20 9:41 P

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Plan A. Track all my meals and aim to stay within nutritional guidelines provided by SP. Eat nutrient dense foods - no junk. Get at minimum 60 minutes of exercise every day alternating cardio with strength and aiming to do some stretching every day in addition to yoga and Pilates classes.

Plan B. Tracking is not always possible, but I can have a general idea of what I've eaten. In a party situation aim for the "good" stuff like veggies and fruit, and allow some treats like cheeses and special sweets as well. A few tastes of wine or even things like a special whisky are OK - make it last. Christmas eve I poured about 2 T of whisky the host was really proud of and sipped on it for 30 minutes. It was pretty strong and flavorful....and that amount was plenty.

Plan B for at home when I'm feeling a bit needy and go over what I planned -- try to make it count. ex- Instead of cookies, a bowl of high protein cereal flakes with coconut milk and blueberries. Instead of 3 oz of mixed nuts (easy for me to inhale), air popped popcorn with an ounce of peanuts or couple Tbsp raisins mixed in.

There is no plan C.


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1/16/20 3:25 P

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emoticon with Sue, the No S diet has this thinking built into it.

Plan A = No S ( no sweets, no seconds, no snacks)
+ no random eating
+ being aware of the carbs that harm me/my equilibrium

Plan B

sugar & salty snacks are really dangerous for me - avoid if possible
- eating off-plan only when it's SPECIAL
- one plate of food at a buffet & make it last
- one slice of cake at a birthday party if it's a focal point
- one glass of wine or gin & tonic
- have a starter and main meal (not a main + dessert) if eating out
- if eating with friends - accept small portion of dessert, but take fruit if it's on offer as an alternative

There is no Plan C!


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1/16/20 1:31 P

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Plan A - most days
Fill up on fruits and veggies
Eat Greek yogurt
Limit protein and carbs
No sugar/flour

Plan B - social eating
No alcohol or limit to two non sugary drinks
Don’t go hungry
Choose a few out of the ordinary foods to enjoy, one serving on one plate

Plan C - THERE IS NO PLAN C!

If I want to lose weight, Plan A works! Plan B is doable some times.

I plan to use Plan B for dinner only on Saturday night. Stick to the doable plan.



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1/16/20 11:48 A

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1. Plan A - most of the time I will follow nutrition and fitness program.
2. Plan B - widen road/boundary - minor splurges + more activity.
3. No Plan C


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Day 9 - When to Use Plan B June 26, 2018- There is No C plan-

• Create and record a Plan A that you will follow most of the time.
Healthy breakfast incorporating protein, fruit and fibre;
Regulate mid morning snack to 100 cal - low sugar snack or fruit
Boost veggie/salad intake at lunch
Portion control at supper; fruit/yoghurt dessert only
Schedule exercise sessions into day. Do one early!
Take desk breaks. Move!!

• Widen the boundaries and create an optional Plan B.
This is usually going to happen when I travel or at work event with DH
Select healthiest option at airports or diners.
Pre-book special meals inflight where available
Walk the malls and moving walkways (tricky at present with mobility issues but will do best I can)
Get out of my seat and move.
Hydrate!

• In the space below, write the words, “There is no Plan C!”

No Plan C!!





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1/16/20 8:17 A

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DAY #9 - WHEN TO USE PLAN B

Using the No S Plan makes this, by far, the easiest lesson for me to remember since it incorporates all of the boundaries within one simple definition!

The first part - Plan A - No sweets, no seconds, no snacks

The second part - Plan B - Special Occasions and days that start with the letter S

There is NO PLAN C !

Sue

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1/16/20 4:39 A

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Day #9 When to use plan B

Plan A -
stay within Spark recommended calories
get exercise of some kind every day
pay attention to nutrients; watch sodium intake and hydrate

Plan B -
occasionally skip programmed exercise, opt to park farther from stores and get extra steps where I can
vacations - enjoy a few local foods wherever I am

There is NO Plan C!



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3/18/19 5:17 P

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Hmmmm...I did this day on my own thread last Thursday, but forgot to post it here!

Day 9 - When to Use Plan B

Here’s the secret to having a great social life at the same time you’re managing your weight. Always attempt to stick with either Plan A or your contingency approach, Plan B. Whenever you’re tempted to skip your program, remind yourself, there is no Plan C!

Today

• Create and record a Plan A that you will follow most of the time.

~Follow keto/low carb eating plan (no grains or sugar)
~Drink lots of water
~Use moderation/portion control/mindfulness when eating
~Exercise 5-7 days for 30 minutes or more

• Widen the boundaries and create an optional Plan B.

When going out with friends-
~Stick to keto for meals as much as possible
~Allow an occasional off-program snack or dessert but small portion
~Allow an alcoholic beverage but low carb

• In the space below, write the words, “There is no Plan C!”

No Plan C!



**~Amy~**
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3/17/19 4:14 A

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• Plan A - most of the time I will follow fitness and nutrition program.
• Plan B widen boundary/ minor splurges + more activity.
• There is no Plan C

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3/16/19 11:44 P

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• Create and record a Plan A that you will follow most of the time.

- eat nutritious food and stay under daily calorie cap
- drink plenty of fluids - enough to keep my urine light yellow -not dark yellow
- get enough sleep
- do my planned exercise
- spend 15 minutes daily de-stressing, a quiet 15 minutes of meditation
- plan my day the night before, plan my menu, workouts, to-do list


• Widen the boundaries and create an optional Plan B.

- have a post-workout snack after heavy workouts even if it puts me over the calorie cap
- if I have a day when I have to spend a lot of time running errands and know I will not be able to fit in a planned workout, do some extra walking, like park farther away from the store, walk between stores if possible, and spend as little time as possible sitting down
- bring low calorie drinks with me if I am away from home for an extended period - a thermos of unsweetened rooibos tea or a bottle of kombucha
- if I am unable to do everything I wanted to do that day, relax, give myself credit for doing my best, put my undone tasks in tomorrow's plan
- if I really want to eat something that will put me over calorie cap, put in tomorrow's menu plan

• In the space below, write the words, “There is no Plan C!”

THERE IS NO PLAN C

June -- Pacific Time Zone
Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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3/16/19 10:51 A

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DAY #9 WHEN TO USE PLAN B - ROUND 2

I can really relate to Julie's story about how food is attached to every event I attend. Even when I get right back on track the next day I seem to be faced with another event that includes food. This is how I USED TO BE! Now days I pay much closer attention to my schedule and make every effort not to over plan my life. I remind myself that it is not that important to participate in everything that goes on and that I will not miss out on all of the fun because I can have fun in whatever my life brings me.

Plan A, of course, is the Narrow Boundaries that Linda talks about in her other books. For me this is:

1. BLE with 3 meals daily, no sugar or flour, and no snacking
2. Fitness Schedule of cardio x 3 d/wk. and ST x 2d/w. and Yoga on Sunday afternoon. Saturday is an "official" rest day for me, but I still aim for a 10 minute walk.

Plan B is the Wide Boundaries which I may use on very Special Occasions. For me this includes:

1. Eating foods that contain some sugar or flour in reasonable portions, mindfully, stopping when I am full, and not filling my head with guilt, but enjoying the experience. It will also include having a glass of wine.
2. Missing my scheduled fitness for the day, but still making sure I get in at least 10 minutes of walking.

THERE IS NO PLAN C! ! ! !

Sue

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3/15/19 7:14 P

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Plan A:

If I'm trying to lose a few, then I will aim for 1200-1300 calories. If I'm right where I want to be, then I'll aim for 1550-1900. No matter whether I'm trying to lose a few or maintain where I am, I will track on the SP nutrition tracker with an eye to hitting the right nutrient proportions.

Whether I'm trying to lose or trying to maintain, I will aim for 60 min. of exercise per day...mixing strength with cardio workouts.

Plan B:

When my normal routine is disrupted because of company, social, or seasonal events, I will still track my food to the best of my ability ...even if it is an estimation. I will keep in mind that I have "plan A" that makes me feel good, and give myself permission to enjoy a treat or special meal and then get right back to my normal eating.

I will still fit in my daily workouts -- aiming for 60 minutes a day (or more) even if I have to improvise or do slightly different workouts than are in my normal routine.

There is no Plan C! I have voted against it! Plan C is one I used to fall back on and it is too hard to get out of once I've started.

Paula -- Waco, TX area
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3/15/19 8:10 A

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When to use Plan B

When I'm thrown off Plan A:
Plan B is to take stock of my food options and to simply eat smaller than normal portions if the options are not good. I may end up still somewhat hungry but...I will surely have an opportunity to eat a healthy meal or snack later and being hungry is not the worst thing that could happen.

Plan B for exercise? My plan A goal is just to get at least some strength training daily and to walk 60 minutes daily. I'm afraid that my exercise goals are so low right now that Plan B would just be to rest, maybe do some stretching exercises through the day as I am able.

Wanda

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3/14/19 11:07 P

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Plan A Eat healthy and small portions
PlanB If A didn't work push myself to drink extra water and add some extra fresh vegetables to the day and do an extra 10 minutes of exercise.
THERE IS NO PLAN C

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3/14/19 12:13 P

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Always attempt to stick with either Plan A or your contingency approach, Plan B. Whenever you're tempted to skip your program, remind yourself, there is no Plan C!

1. Create and record a Plan A that you will follow most of the time.

Eat low carb, healthy "real" foods
Exercise at least 5/7 days each week
Drink lots of water
No sugar.

2. Widen the boundaries and create an optional Plan B.

Sometimes a packaged food is the only option, allow myself that when needed, as long as it's still low carb, sugar free, and only very seldom.
If I miss a day of exercise, that's ok, just do my best to get back on plan asap, even if just 10 minutes.
At least drink more water and tea than I do diet sodas (usually one per day.)
No Sugar, if sweet is needed, use a substitute.

3. In the space below, write the words, "There is no Plan C!"

THERE IS NO PLAN C!!

~ Renee ~
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I didn’t come this far to only come this far.
Stay focused. I got this.


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3/14/19 10:23 A

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Day 9 - When to use Plan B

Plan A
1300 - 1600 calories
100+/- 10 net carbs
35 g+ fiber
3-4 hours between meals
No gluten, corn or soy
No snacking
Minimal sugar or processed foods

Plan B
Allow a snack or dessert and control portion size

There is no Plan C!

Edited by: ITS_MY_TURN_NOW at: 3/14/2019 (10:24)
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3/14/19 8:32 A

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100 More DWL- Day 9 When to use Plan B

Plan A
With my SW eating plan I normally live by a moderate (WIDER) road using my 10 syns per day or 70 per week, writing it all down in my food diary. I can eat most foods with treats in moderation.

Plan B
This is the wider path, more syns allowed if I have a social event scheduled.
On my plan I can actually use flexi-syns to a larger number (100) so long as we plan it and monitor it. #

There is NO PLAN C! emoticon


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Day #9 - When to Use Plan B

Here’s the secret to having a great social life at the same time you’re managing your weight. Always attempt to stick with either Plan A or your contingency approach, Plan B. Whenever you’re tempted to skip your program, remind yourself, there is no Plan C!



Today

• Create and record a Plan A that you will follow most of the time.

Plan A, a narrow boundary for most days
Follow my healthy eating plan and stay within calorie range
Walk on treadmill, Callanetics, meditation
No evening eating except for low calorie snack

Plan B, a wider boundary
This usually happens when I am away from home
Be flexible with food choices, but choose smaller portions, no sugar
Adjust calories at next meal if I overeat
Remember how I do not like that stuffed belly feeling
Do outside walking if treadmill is not available, multiple short walks



THERE IS NO PLAN C!



~~~MARILYN ~~~
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The main reason my past diets failed--lack of motivation.


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1. Create and record a Plan A that you will follow most of the time.

Continue revising the oversnacking situation with protein shakes and bars
When I set up a new vegan meal make it a group in SP for my repeat meals
Do my therapy exercises when I get home from work
Try planning meals/snacks ahead
Begin doing the 8fit exercises and try some recipes

2. Widen the boundaries and create an optional Plan B.
When we end up eating a meal out, figure out a limit on my food.



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100 More DWL- Day 9 - When to Use Plan B

Here’s the secret to having a great social life at the same time you’re managing your weight. Always attempt to stick with either Plan A or your contingency approach, Plan B. Whenever you’re tempted to skip your program, remind yourself, there is no Plan C!

Today

• Create and record a Plan A that you will follow most of the time.
• Widen the boundaries and create an optional Plan B.
• In the space below, write the words, “There is no Plan C!”

Plan A is:
Using nutritional planner at least one day in advance.
Plan for healthy snacks.
Following up on selected meals and snacks.
Drinking 64 plus glasses of water daily.
Taking my prescriptions.
Exercising at least 10 minutes and logging it on exercise log.
Getting in 5 plus 'freggies' daily.
Get a total of 8 hours of sleep. Take nap if necessary.

Plan B:
I'm a 'stay at home, entertain myself kind of person with very rare social events. I avoid them because they do not give me pleasure. Because of that, I don't need plans in advance right now. Should I become active again, I will develop a Plan B.

“There is no Plan C!”

Joy is a Choice. Choose joy moment by moment.

When all else fails, persistence prevails.

Injoy:) Carolyn

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Day 9 - When to Use Plan B June 26, 2018- There is No C plan-

Here’s the secret to having a great social life at the same time you’re managing your weight. Always attempt to stick with either Plan A or your contingency approach, Plan B. Whenever you’re tempted to skip your program, remind yourself, there is no Plan C!

Today

• Create and record a Plan A that you will follow most of the time.

Healthy breakfast incorporating protein, fruit and fibre;
Regulate mid morning snack to 100 cal - low sugar snack or fruit
Boost veggie/salad intake at lunch
Portion control at supper; fruit/yoghurt dessert only
Schedule exercise sessions into day. Do one early!
Take desk breaks. Move!!

• Widen the boundaries and create an optional Plan B.
This is usually going to happen when I travel, which can be frequent.
Select healthiest option at airports.
Pre-book special meals inflight.
Walk the malls and travellators.
Get out of my seat and move.
Hydrate!

• In the space below, write the words, “There is no Plan C!”

No Plan C!!

Diana UK GMT (EST + 5hrs)

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Smiley as a 'Shining Sunflower'.
Proud to be a 'Perky Pumpkin'.
Tickled to be a 'Thankful Friend'.

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I agree Cat. I do not feel comfortable with my Plan B.

C

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• Create and record a Plan A that you will follow most of the time.
Don't look at anyone else's "food plan" … what's on their plates.
Eat 3 clean meals a day … s-l-o-w-l-y and mindfully.
Drink 2+ quarts of water a day.
Move your body … just do it.

• Widen the boundaries and create an optional Plan B.
Hmmm … ask if you eat outside of Plan A will it get you to your goals, is it gonna really … I mean really … be worth it???

• In the space below, write the words, “There is no Plan C!”
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Edited by: MTN_KITTEN at: 6/27/2018 (18:19)
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Day 9 -- When to Use Plan B -- 06/27/18

Plan A
Plan and track all meals
Eat Fresh - no fried or fast food
Include a fruit or vegetable with each meal
Exercise 15 minutes a day
Sleep 6-8 hours
12 Hour Fast
Drink Water - no more than 1 diet soda
Chew slowly/sitting down

Plan B -- traveling, parties, girls night out
Overeat at one meal - cut back at next
Watch portion sizes
Choose the healthier option
Sneak in exercise in some way
Chew slowly/sitting down

There Is No Plan C



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6/26/18 10:49 P

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• Create and record a Plan A that you will follow most of the time.

Follow 1200 to 1500 calories
Eat atleast 3 to 5 servings freggies every day
Drink atleast 8 8 oz water, but aim for 10 to 12 especially on hot days
Limit added sugars, like sweets, candy, cake, etc
Track food every day
No alcohol, pop, sugary drinks

• Widen the boundaries and create an optional Plan B.

Allow yourself a little flexibility like eating a amall dessert, an icecream, or an alcohol drink on special occasions or days out.

Try to track all food as best as possible or atleast write down everything you ate



THERE IS NO PLAN C!!!!




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• Create and record a Plan A that you will follow most of the time.
• Widen the boundaries and create an optional Plan B.
• In the space below, write the words, “There is no Plan C!”

This comes at a great time, as it's been a stressful day. I had an 8 AM meeting and had packed my lunch with plans to eat after the meeting and then head to the office. Good thing I did because the meeting ran 2 hours longer than planned, and I ate my lunch in the car on my way to the office. The old me would have grabbed some unhealthy fast food instead of sitting quietly for a few minutes with a banana and some very lean ham on bread.

Plan A
Stay towards the lower end of my calorie range, exercise every day with at least 2 sessions of 30 minutes and the rest at least 10.

Plan B
Allow myself to drift towards the top of my range for vacation Thursday through Friday of this week in Chicago and planning on lots of walking while sight seeing.



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6/26/18 3:55 P

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Plan A

Minimum 7 K steps ~ Combination of yoga, water aerobics, ST, gardening
Little to no sugar, bread or processed foods, max. veggies
Maintain healthy habits and streaks
Minimum TV and snacks (even healthy ones)

Plan B

For weekend and special occasions
Minimum 5 K steps, some yoga, other exercise if possible ~ keep moving
Keep up healthy habits and streaks
Allow more TV, moderate treats and processed food
Get back to Plan A ~ ASAP!


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6/26/18 12:11 P

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Day 9 - When to Use Plan B

Here’s the secret to having a great social life at the same time you’re managing your weight. Always attempt to stick with either Plan A or your contingency approach, Plan B. Whenever you’re tempted to skip your program, remind yourself, there is no Plan C!

Today

• Create and record a Plan A that you will follow most of the time.
1200-1500 calories divided into 2 meals and 2 snacks that are low sodium, low carb and low fat.
• Widen the boundaries and create an optional Plan B.
3 birthdays in July plus the 4th which usually includes emoticon hotdogs emoticon etc. There is no option for cake replacement so NO plan B for that. For the 4th of July my plan B will be a diet caffeine free soda, grilled hamburger patty no bun with sliced Vidalia onion-tomato and mustard and Grilled corn on the cob. No hotdog option because of the sodium.
• In the space below, write the words, “There is no Plan C!”

THERE IS NO PLAN C!

Edited by: CD14651201 at: 6/26/2018 (17:51)
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6/26/18 10:28 A

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Day 9
When to use Plan B

Plan A is to follow WW. But social gatherings usually have me going over my points. So social gatherings (like the party this Friday) need a Plan B.

1. Create and record a Plan A that you will follow most of the time.

Weight Watchers Online, and mini habits (exercise)


2. Widen the boundaries and create an optional Plan B.

* At restaurants, or social gatherings some flexibility is OK, but still focus on low carb, low sugar, low fat
* All or nothing thinking is a thought, let it float by. Food is always there.
* Smaller portions.
* Remember how you feel when you eat too much
* Mini habits (exercise), row for at least 5 minutes


3. In the space below, write the words, "There is no Plan C!"

Edited by: MINDFUL-C at: 6/26/2018 (10:30)
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6/26/18 10:26 A

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Day #9 When to use plan B

Create and record a plan A that you will follow most of the time
*Follow the 1200 calorie diet set up for me on Sparkpeople,
*Eat plenty of fresh vegetables
*Drink lots of water

Widen the boundaries and create an optional plan B
*Since I do stay at my daughter's house 2 to 3 days a week and my granddaughter and I have at least 1 "date lunch" I will follow my healthy eating plan and make the best choices I can, although when eating out with an 8 year old, the best choices are sometimes not the best choices

*****THERE IS NO PLAN C******



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6/26/18 10:08 A

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My “plan a”. is planning my day to stay within my calories. Tonight is Pizza Hut and a piece of my daughters birthday cake. I log that in to know my range to work with. Breakfast veggie omelette and lunch tossed veggie salad
“Plan b” unexpected calories I can still do because my goal is to stay at The lowest of calories i can have for a day not including exercise
There is no plan c

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6/26/18 9:52 A

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• Create and record a Plan A that you will follow most of the time.
Eat lots of fruit, veggies, fiber and more plant based protein (which I've been working on for sometime). Drink lots of water. Exercise for at least 10 minutes 'at least' 3 times daily.

• Widen the boundaries and create an optional Plan B.
My Plan B is that if I do 'slip' or eat a little more than I should I will not let it go on for the rest of the day, or days or weeks. In the past I have done that. No more.

• In the space below, write the words, “There is no Plan C!”
There is no plan C

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6/26/18 9:31 A

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• Create and record a Plan A that you will follow most of the time.
Ketogenic Diet and gluten free, staying within planned percentages. Exercising 5/7 days.

• Widen the boundaries and create an optional Plan B.
Plan B for me is to plan ahead and bring my own food so I can stick with plan A. My husband has Celiac Disease and therefore there is no "plan B" when it comes to being gluten free, he has terrible reactions to it, so there's no going off of that at all, and while gluten doesn't effect me the way it does him, I'm gluten free 100% with him.

• In the space below, write the words, “There is no Plan C!”
There is no plan C

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6/26/18 9:17 A

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Today

• Create and record a Plan A that you will follow most of the time.
Track my food with attention to nutrients. Try not to get too much early in the day because I know I'll want snacks later in the evening...but don't skip breakfast. Plan some sort of workout every day. Don't buy junk to keep at home (like potato chip).

• Widen the boundaries and create an optional Plan B.
When in a social situation plan ahead for what I CAN eat. Try to influence choices of restaurants when eating out, but if I have no influence.....I can have a full plate but much of it can be veggies with just a bit of the indulgences. I'm thinking occasions like Thanksgiving, and the dressing. I can have a serving of dressing on the plate, but also have veggies like beans (NOT bean casserole, but green beans unadulterated) filling up at least half the plate. If I have the dressing, I don't need the roll. I can pass on the alcohol...nobody cares whether I'm imbibing or not, and it is not helpful to my plan. I will pay attention to the way my stomach feels. I do not like to feel bloated. If there's a dessert pusher, and all else fails I can take a serving home for "later". DH is happy to accommodate.

• In the space below, write the words, “There is no Plan C!”
There is no plan C!


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6/26/18 9:07 A

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Day #9 When To Use Plan B

I have been MIA since last Thursday! Yes, my Plan for our Girl's Night boat ride did not go as planned. I had fun, but was disappointed and discouraged the next day and the w/e food & fitness forecast did not look much better. And it wasn't.

I rallied for most of the day yesterday. I have used Monday as a reset day more times than I can count. I managed to avert one temptation in the afternoon, but not the other 3 later in the evening. I have let my weight-loss efforts slide down on my priority list. The result has shown me just how much I need all of you and our Team.

I have had a Plan B many times, but they never seem to work for me when I am face to face with my demons at any social event. I am wondering if it is because my Plan B is just in my head and not down on paper (Written In Stone!). So for this assignment I have decided to take each day (yes, EVERY day has a social event on my calendar!) and write out my Plan A and Plan B to see where I need to make adjustments.

Today I am having my dad for dinner - Brats on the grill, Beer, store-bought Coleslaw & Potato Salad; all very easy and quick since I will be at my daughter's house doing yardwork all day (in place of the Elliptical that is on my fitness schedule). This meal added up to all of the WW points I have for the entire day. So I am cutting out the creamy coleslaw and using those points for my breakfast & lunch.

This exercise has been very helpful to me. Now to carry it out.



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6/26/18 8:52 A

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Day 9 - When to Use Plan B June 26, 2018- There is No C plan-

Here’s the secret to having a great social life at the same time you’re managing your weight. Always attempt to stick with either Plan A or your contingency approach, Plan B. Whenever you’re tempted to skip your program, remind yourself, there is no Plan C!

Today

• Create and record a Plan A that you will follow most of the time. Journal , Track exchanges, Measure Exercise, get to gym, find place to walk Find ways to get movement

• Widen the boundaries and create an optional Plan B. Watch portions, plan ahead, Go for walk or something type of exercise Keep journaling Take pic when eating out-
• In the space below, write the words, “There is no Plan C!”

Edited by: TOPS2KOPSVILLE at: 6/26/2018 (08:56)
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Day #9 when to use plan B

Plan A, a narrow boundary for most days
— balanced meals within my calorie range
— planned exercise; walking, yoga, stair climbing
— fruit or yogurt type snacks

Plan B, a wider boundary
— eating out with friends
— celebrations and vacations
— if I’m sick
THERE IS NO PLAN C!

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6/26/18 7:57 A

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Day 9 - When to Use Plan B


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Plan A for the win!!



Plan B allows "treats" in moderation.




Edited by: CAT125 at: 6/26/2018 (08:28)
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6/26/18 5:16 A

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Plan A

No S diet - 3 meals a day Monday-Friday, with no snacks, sweets or seconds.
Yoga
Running 30 mins every other day
Other ST that I'm currently into

Plan B

Doesn't happen very often - if it's a really special event, I allow myself to have a little of anything I fancy to eat. If it's not really that special, then I stick to a one-plate meal - maybe something fruity for dessert.

In very socially pressurized situations I might accept a cookie or small slice of cake, but will compensate later in the day by cutting out carbs.

I don't have very many social eating situations that cause problems. I am eating out on Friday night - it's a one-plate veggie curry. There will be ice-cream and cake available to purchase, but I'm not having any of that. I will allow myself to buy one beer.

I am having lunch with a friend in a couple of weeks' time - a friend who serves stuff I don't want to eat - there will always be breads, fats, sugars and processed foods. This is a hard one. I will make sure to have a 'good' breakfast and dinner, and make the best choices I can at lunch - probably sticking to 'no seconds' and 'no sweets' - there is usually fruit on offer as an option for dessert.

So, in effect, my Plan B is always to think ahead and plan how to handle it.

Gill

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6/25/18 4:01 P

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• Plan A - most of the time I will follow fitness and nutrition program.
• Plan B widen boundary/ minor splurges+ more activity.
• “There is no Plan C.”

Edited by: AURA18 at: 11/9/2018 (17:09)
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5/7/18 6:01 A

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Day 9 - When to Use Plan B

Here’s the secret to having a great social life at the same time you’re managing your weight. Always attempt to stick with either Plan A or your contingency approach, Plan B. Whenever you’re tempted to skip your program, remind yourself, there is no Plan C!

Today

• Create and record a Plan A that you will follow most of the time.
• Widen the boundaries and create an optional Plan B.
• In the space below, write the words, “There is no Plan C!”

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