>>>>> November Challenge<<<<<

No Snacks, no sweets, no seconds. Except on Days that start with S. Too simple for you? Simple is why it works. Look here for questions, introductions, support, success stories.

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>>>>> November Challenge<<<<<

Post by kaalii » Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:55 pm

so, i guess i can start this months' challenge thread...
november, here we come!!

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9.11. - a handfull of chips and around 15g of chocolate biscuits/wafers "napolitanke" from the package my mum sent us from croatia
11.11. - more of those mama's biscuits with milk, couldnt wait for saturday :D
15.11. - apple pie for dessert
16.11. - some chocolate
18.11. - 2 pbj sandwiches and popcorn (!)
29.11. - after dinner, friend's homemade seytan burgers in freshly baked homemade buns i just couldnt resist... and snacks... fullblown failure...
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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:12 pm

Excellent - thanks Kaalii!

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ha! that was a good start, eh? left-over Hallowe'en crappy candy at work! I'm an addict!
Nov 7th - no excuse really, just got nibbly!
Nov 9th - hmm...... tacos after dinner - was feeling like I needed to CRUNCH something!
Nov 14th - cough sweets that became just 'sweets' (candies!)
Nov 15th - accepted a share of chocolate at evening class
Nov 25th - ate the wrong sort of things at the wrong sort of times - ugh! what a month!
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Post by Bluebell » Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:31 pm

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Fab! Thank you.
*Friday 11th I broke my own personal rule of no alcohol in the week, and had a large glass of red with dinner! But still counting it as success as I know it is technically allowed.
*Friday 18th My first ever planned Non weekend S day. I had friends for dinner for a belated birthday celebration. Am feeling rather overfull and uncomfortable after a 3 course meal accompanied by too much alcohol! Hmm NoS feels better than this...... :?
*Friday 25th
I just wanted to make note of something significant that happened today.
At work we are having a Christmas meal at the local pub. We could choose starter and main, or main and dessert. I had already chosen main and dessert. Today I found myself saying to the lady who is booking the meal 'Please can you cross off my dessert and just order me a main.'
That is absolutely a first for me. I had thought I just needed to have that white chocolate cheesecake with raspberries, but actually on reflection I know that I can live without it, can happily have a coffee instead, and will most certainly feel better afterwards for sticking to NoS.
This diet is doing strange but good things to my mindset!
Tues 29th Well I spoke too soon. Emotional eating has reared its ugly head today. I am cross with myself for ruining my lovely green November! Feeling exhausted and upset and just lost control this afternoon. So I will follow the advice to mark it and move on, and try not to beat myself up too much about it.
Phew, finished green! On the whole, I am pleased with November. Onto the tricky month!
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Post by MaggieMae » Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:16 pm

I'm jumping back in because I need to stay honest during the upcoming holidays. November4 is an S event. Going to an annual fundraiser gala dinner. They usually serve desserts from an Amish bakery. I'm not passing that up! Nov22: made it a NWS day due to going to urgent care and getting a medication that had to be taken with food. Just some cheese and crackers.... didn't use it as an excuse to eat half a cake. Haha.
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Post by ModBod » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:22 pm

thanks kaalii... I'm not sure whether I'm computer-literate enough to keep updating this, but I'll give it a whirl!

:arrow: :arrow: 01 02 03 04 8)
8) 07 08 09 10 11 8)
8) 14 15 16 17 18 8)
8) 21 22 23 24 25 8)
8) 28 29 30 :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:


(ooh, it worked!)

Tuesdays are my nemesis!

It's fair to say the week turned into a shocker, both eating and every other way. Fresh start tomorrow :?

18/11 Ummm... Well. This is looking very Christmassy... :(
I have regrouped again! To say it's a learning process is being generous, but hey, there we are... Can only keep on trying to think straight about all this! :wink:

21/11 Have started this week with a green, hurrah!
23/11 So chuffed that I've made it to Wed with 3 greens :D

28/11... Cracked at the end of friday! tired, husband away, 3 kids to sort out... plenty of excuses! Anyway. Glad it's monday again
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Post by Merry » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:21 am

Thanks for getting us started!

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Post by Merry » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:21 am

MaggieMae wrote:I'm jumping back in because I need to stay honest during the upcoming holidays.
:arrow: :arrow: :mrgreen:
Me too, Maggie Mae! October wasn't so hot for me!
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2 years and counting on No-S.
29 lbs. down, 34 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Post by Lilbec » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:08 am

I'm in!

:arrow: :arrow: 01 02 03 04 8)
8) 07 08 09 10 11 8)
8) 14 15 16 17 18 8)
8) 21 22 23 24 25 8)
8) 28 29 30 :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:

02 - "minor" fail because I didn't serve enough lunch & so had a couple of handfuls of macadamias (still learning). Otherwise on plan.
03 - very annoyed at myself, on plan all day then ate gingerbread dough after dinner :(
08 - ate extra nuts after lunch. I hate having to fail because of one slip-up!! But as tempting as it is to lie... I'm determined to be honest.
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Post by noni » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:01 am

:arrow: :arrow: 01 02 03 04 :)
:) 07 08 09 10 11 :)
:) 14 15 16 17 18 :)
:) 21 22 23 :D 25 :)
:) 28 29 30 :arrow::arrow: :arrow:

Day 3: I was so hoping to have a full green month :(
Days 9&10: DH home from hospital. No S thrown to the wind.
Day 15: Baked a bread with dried fruit in it. Couldn't resist. Don't know why I did this. DH off from work for a while. Thrown off routine.
Day 23: Preparing sides for Thanksgiving dinner. Sampling more than necessary.
Day 29: Ate a small handful of peanuts at night.
Day 30: Unexpected drop off of grandkids. Made them pumpkin muffins and had two.
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Post by ModBod » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:46 am

Glad I'm not the only one, rawcookie!
Makes me very determined not to post another red this week! (Despite feeling rather peckish at the minute, and trying to get on with work, which generally makes me start wondering about what's in the kitchen...!!)
I'm looking to lose about 12lbs...
31.09: 65.7kg/144.8lbs, BMI-25.7!
14.10: 64.9kg/143lbs, BMI - 25.4!

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Post by osoniye » Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:55 pm

Wishing everyone a wonderful Green November.
My internet service is so patchy, I don't think I can keep up with the challenge this month.
I hope to be able to join the December thread when it rolls around!!
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Post by oolala53 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:21 pm

Once again, copying and pasting didn't work for me. I'll have to go back to last month and fiddle with it later.
Count plates, not calories. 10 years "during"
Age 67
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
1/12-26.8
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9/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
3/18 22.2
2 yrs flux
6/21 22

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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Post by kaalii » Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:01 pm

bump
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Post by oolala53 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:40 am

see below
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Count plates, not calories. 10 years "during"
Age 67
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
1/12-26.8
3/13-24.9 +/- 8-lb. 3 yrs
9/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
3/18 22.2
2 yrs flux
6/21 22

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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Post by Allisonmeg » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:26 pm

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4th- Oreo Flurry leftovers
8th- bread/butter before Mexican, cookie after dinner
14th- pot of chili kept sneaking bites of, then candy from Halloween bowl
21st- Leftover Hershey's cookies n cream ice cream, then bread/butter
25th- Piece of pumpkin pie after dinner, good day though

3 green S days to feel better about the red days :wink:
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Post by oolala53 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:19 pm

update below.
Last edited by oolala53 on Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Count plates, not calories. 10 years "during"
Age 67
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
1/12-26.8
3/13-24.9 +/- 8-lb. 3 yrs
9/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
3/18 22.2
2 yrs flux
6/21 22

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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Post by Bluebell » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:44 pm

Bumping with a question. If I am planning in a non weekend S day, how should I mark it on the calendar? Thinking ahead to a couple of events leading up to Christmas where it will be very difficult to stick to NoS.
Thanks :)

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Post by oolala53 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:05 pm

Use a yellow sticker, the same as for S days. Two a month are "allowed." It forces being quite discerning around Christmas, but loading plates is still "allowed" also. You can enjoy a lot of the extra savory foods any day.

The more moderate we are the rest of the time, the more it makes sense to take advantage of celebrations, much as traditional societies did. They just couldn't do it all year long, the lucky stiffs. :?
Count plates, not calories. 10 years "during"
Age 67
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
1/12-26.8
3/13-24.9 +/- 8-lb. 3 yrs
9/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
3/18 22.2
2 yrs flux
6/21 22

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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Post by oolala53 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:06 pm

update below
Last edited by oolala53 on Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:42 am, edited 3 times in total.
Count plates, not calories. 10 years "during"
Age 67
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
1/12-26.8
3/13-24.9 +/- 8-lb. 3 yrs
9/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
3/18 22.2
2 yrs flux
6/21 22

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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Post by Bluebell » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:41 pm

oolala53 wrote:Use a yellow sticker, the same as for S days. Two a month are "allowed." It forces being quite discerning around Christmas, but loading plates is still "allowed" also. You can enjoy a lot of the extra savory foods any day.

The more moderate we are the rest of the time, the more it makes sense to take advantage of celebrations, much as traditional societies did. They just couldn't do it all year long, the lucky stiffs. :?
Brilliant, thanks oolala :)

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Post by oolala53 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:39 am

See below
Last edited by oolala53 on Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Count plates, not calories. 10 years "during"
Age 67
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
1/12-26.8
3/13-24.9 +/- 8-lb. 3 yrs
9/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
3/18 22.2
2 yrs flux
6/21 22

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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Post by ModBod » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:34 am

Well done oolala53! That will be my hope for next week! I'm going to try for a green day today just to remind myself I can do it, and that it's better than red!
I'm looking to lose about 12lbs...
31.09: 65.7kg/144.8lbs, BMI-25.7!
14.10: 64.9kg/143lbs, BMI - 25.4!

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Post by noni » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:34 pm

Oolala, Congrats on your plan! Can you share it?
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Post by oolala53 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:26 pm

I'll send it to you separately. Really, it is so diety, I don't want to post it on the big board. Too easy to attract recovering diet heads! What I liked about No S discussion when I came here was the lack of that kind of talk, though I've probably been guilty of it at times.
Count plates, not calories. 10 years "during"
Age 67
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
1/12-26.8
3/13-24.9 +/- 8-lb. 3 yrs
9/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
3/18 22.2
2 yrs flux
6/21 22

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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Post by noni » Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:20 pm

Understood, Oolala.
"Never go back for seconds. Get it all the first time." - Garfield

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Post by oolala53 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:04 pm

Did yu get it, noni? Some things have disappeared from my mailbox, though I could have sworn I sent them.
Count plates, not calories. 10 years "during"
Age 67
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
1/12-26.8
3/13-24.9 +/- 8-lb. 3 yrs
9/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
3/18 22.2
2 yrs flux
6/21 22

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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Post by oolala53 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:21 pm

update below
Last edited by oolala53 on Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:24 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Count plates, not calories. 10 years "during"
Age 67
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
1/12-26.8
3/13-24.9 +/- 8-lb. 3 yrs
9/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
3/18 22.2
2 yrs flux
6/21 22

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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Post by MaggieMae » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:38 pm

oolala53 wrote:I'll send it to you separately. Really, it is so diety, I don't want to post it on the big board. Too easy to attract recovering diet heads! What I liked about No S discussion when I came here was the lack of that kind of talk, though I've probably been guilty of it at times.
Any chance you could pass that along to me, as well, Oolala? I'm very curious to hear what your plan is, and if it can help me!

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Post by Merry » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:30 pm

oolala53 wrote: 11/19 made it! First totally green week for a looong time.

Next week: the gauntlet.
Congratulations! I hope next week goes well too.
Homeschool Mom and No S returnee as of 11-30-15.
2 years and counting on No-S.
29 lbs. down, 34 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Post by noni » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:25 pm

Oolala, if you mean the private message...no I did not get it.

BTW... good job on your green week!
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Post by oolala53 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:24 pm

oolala53 wrote:
oolala53 wrote::arrow: :arrow: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :)
:) :mrgreen: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :)
:) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :)
:) :oops: :oops: :oops: :) :oops: :)
:) 28 29 30 :arrow: :arrow: :)

Decided to move my comments to my thread.
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Count plates, not calories. 10 years "during"
Age 67
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
1/12-26.8
3/13-24.9 +/- 8-lb. 3 yrs
9/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
3/18 22.2
2 yrs flux
6/21 22

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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Post by kaalii » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:10 am

bump
Age:40
BMI: 18.8
Body Fat %: 17.6
in it for maintenance and, more importantly, sanity!!

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