* * * July 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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* * * July Challenge * * *

Post by ~reneew » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:03 pm

I challenge you to have a PERFECT Month of July!
Yep, I said prefect! (Defined as however you think is perfect for you)
This is for anybody who needs encouragement and daily accountability. Think of this as your own little cheering section.

- post your progress once at the top and edit that first post all month. It's easier to skim-read and find each other. Accountability helps!

- please re-read that last one, some people don't get it.
- after a couple days we can post encouragements and support at the bottom.
- anyone can start whenever through out the month. The more ~ the merrier!
- good luck and have fun with it!
I guess this doesn't work unless you actually do it.
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Post by ~reneew » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:04 pm

I'm in! Did I really say "perfect"? :shock: haha. I need tough right now, so I guess I will see how many people are serious about this! I got all wishy washy near the end of June and actually tried a day of counting calories. I was insanely calculating what I wanted to eat from the moment I woke up! I usually don't even eat breakfast because I am not hungry and don't want it, yet the calorie counting day had me dreaming of food. :roll: The moral of my story is... you can't discount this diet as "not working" unless you were actually doing it!!! So here I go :arrow: Perfect. Period.

1 :mrgreen: awesome day!
2 :mrgreen: double good day!
3 :mrgreen:
4 :wink: took an s day. Now I focus on quick recovery as my goal is habit.
5 :mrgreen: tempted left and right, but successful!
6 :wink:
7 :wink:
8 :mrgreen:
9 :mrgreen: great day! Hubbie is gone all week for work so I'm not tempted by his evening snacks.
10 :mrgreen:
11 :mrgreen:
12 :mrgreen: Doing good!
13 :wink:
14 :mrgreen: camping for the week. This could be bad... or good. They do have WiFi. Doesn't seem right while camping.
15 :mrgreen:
16 :mrgreen:
17 :mrgreen:
18 :mrgreen: wow. I can't believe I was a good girl while on vacation.
19 :roll: SDay for sons birthday. Blew it bad at pizza buffet and DQ ice cream cake. I didn't even like the cake. Stupid.
20 :wink: Bad
21 :wink: Bad again
22 :oops: and what's pitiful is that I kept snacking on animal crackers of all things... and I don't really like them.
23 :mrgreen: recovery mode
24 :mrgreen:
25 :oops:
26 :oops: ug
27 :wink:
28 :wink:
29
30
31

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I guess this doesn't work unless you actually do it.
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Post by Bssh » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:28 pm

EDITED TO ADD: Now recording my intermittent fasting days

I'm in again.

Goal - NoS (with my usual mod - one small dessert after dinner if I want it on NoS days)
I also do 5:2 intermittent fasting twice a week.

01 Success (IF day)
02 Success
03 Success
04 Failure (not eating enough at lunch = snacking later)
05 Success (IF day)
06 S Day 2.2 lbs lost
07 S Day
08 Success (IF day)
09 Success
10 Failure (ate some leftovers from my daughter's dinner without thinking)
11 Success (IF day)
12 Failure (ate too much dessert)
13 S Day
14 S Day
15 Success (IF day)
16 Success
17 Success
18 Success (IF day)
19 Failure (husband home today, say no more!) 3 lbs lost
20 S Day
21 S Day
22 S Day (holiday)
23 S Day (holiday)
24 S Day (holiday)
25 S Day (holiday)
26 S Day (holiday)
27 S Day
28 S Day
29 Success (IF day)
30 Success
31 Success
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Start BMI 36, current BMI 19, goal BMI 19.
Losing by combining intermittent fasting with NoS.

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Post by clarinetgal » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:30 pm

I'm in! I washed out on the June challenge, but I have a high school reunion coming up in September, so I need some tough love right now. Here's my plan, 4 meals a day (because of reflux) with the option of one dessert, with either my planned snack, or my lunch. I will allow myself a little extra leeway on July 4, and around my parents' birthdays (July 16 and 18), but that's it.

1. Success!
2. Success!
3. Fail, but not a huge one. I mostly stuck to my No S parameters (4 meals, no seconds or extra snacking), but I had more than one dessert. :oops:
4. S day I don't allow myself too many S days with my particular modifications, but I will allow national holidays, and my birthday.
5. Success!
6. Fail, but minor. I had one extra dessert, but the rest of my eating was very moderate. From now on, any minor fails will be orange.
7. Another Fail. Again, more than one sweet, but my eating was otherwise moderate.
8. Fail!
9. Fail!
10. Success
11. Fail
12. Fail
13. Success!
14. Fail
15. Success!
16. Fail
17. Success!
18. S Day
19. S Day
20. S Day I was on vacation for the past 3 days, so I made them S days. Friday (19th) was my biggest eating day, but overall, I did well! I stayed active, and my eating was less excessive than it has been on previous vacations! :D
21. Fail
22. Success!! :D
23. Fail
24. Fail
25. Success!
26. Fail
27. Success!
28. Fail
29. Success!
30. Success!
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Post by Dhack » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:44 am

I'm in too! Looking forward to the challenge! New to this so I'm raring to go...

1- :D
2- :D
3- :D
4- special s day
5- s day
6- :D
7- :D
8- :D
9- :D
10-:D
11-:D
12-:D
13-s day
14-s day 158.5 (first weigh in)
15-:D
16-:D
17-special s day (day 21!!)
18-:D
19-:D
20-:D
21-:D
22-special s day
23-:D
24-:D -- 3 REALLY big meals but on plan! Love No S!
25-:D
26-s day
27-:D (one-month)
28-:D
29-:D
30-:D
31-:D
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Post by emmay » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:49 am

Taking a break from the challenge for now. I might join back up after vacation.
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Post by Jammin' Jan » Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:11 am

No-S + mod (cheese @ 10).

1. :D
2. :D
3. :D
4. NWS :D Happy Independence Day!
5. :D
6. S-Day
7. S-Day
8. :oops: Dinner was too light and I didn't eat enough of it. Physically hungry, getting a small snack.
9. :D
10. :D
11. :D
12. :D
13. S-Day
14. S-Day
15. :D
16. :D
17. :D
18. :D
19. :D
20. S-Day
21. S-Day
22. :D
23. :D
24. :D
25. :D
26. :D
27. S-Day
28. S-Day
29. :D
30. :oops: so stupid! We had dinner at Famous Dave's and without thinking, I put syrup on the waffle I ordered. I was so careful to only eat half the dinner so it wouldn't exceed the one plate rule, but totally missed that sugar is a sweet! Well, I won't be eating those leftovers tomorrow.
31. :oops:
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Post by Rea » Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:12 am

Can I join in a day late? I'm currently couch ridden with a foot sprain. I failed all last week out of sheer boredom though I never intended to, I just can't keep busy like I usually do to distract myself. So let's give this ago :)

1--Fail, but I didn't read about this challenge until today so doesn't count :)
2- Success! I can do it!
3-Success!
4-Took advise on the board and made this an S-day
6--S day!
7--S day!
8-- Success!
9--Success!
10--Success!
11--Success!
12
13-S day!
14--S day!
15
16
17
18
19
20-S day!
21- S day!
22
23
24--My birthday, Exempt!
25
26
27- S day!
28-S day!
29
30
31
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Post by hsmith0930 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:21 am

I'll be in! I'm starting fresh. So today (July 1) is actually my first N-day!

01 Success
02
03
04
05
06 S Day
07 S Day
08
09
10
11
12
13 S Day
14 S Day
15
16
17
18
19
20 S Day
21 S Day
22
23
24
25
26
27 S Day
28 S Day
29
30
31

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Post by Lornar » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:11 am

Goal: No-S, with the following mods:
1) Allow one or two fruit snacks on No-S days
2) All food to be eaten seated and off a plate, and if possible in company, even on S-Days

I shall be on holiday from the 6th to the 27th. S-Days then may come thick and fast!

01 Success :-)
02 Success :-)
03 Failed (but it could have been worse!)
04
05
06 S Day
07 S Day
08
09
10
11
12
13 S Day
14 S Day
15
16
17
18
19
20 S Day
21 S Day
22
23
24
25
26
27 S Day
28 S Day
29
30
31

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Post by ~reneew » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:16 pm

Keep going everyone! If you hit a fail, push your restart button and have a perfect week this week. "Whatever works" applies here haha. I for one will be glad for Monday. I saved too many sweets for the weekend that I felt sick all day yesterday. Ug.
I guess this doesn't work unless you actually do it.
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Post by butterfly1000 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:52 pm

If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again ... one day at a time. I'm like a boomarang, I keep coming back.

Starting tomorrow because I already had a huge cookie and I'd like to start with a green day (hopefully ...).

AFTERNOON; EVENING; WALK

Thu 11: Success; Fail; Fail
The afternoon was really tough -- I kept thinking about going down to the cafeteria and buying something. Somehow I managed to get through it. Had a good supper. An then had a big bowl of high calorie cereal around 9:00 :oops:
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Post by ~reneew » Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:20 pm

I accidentaly hit quote and now can't delete, so I guess its a bump up :roll:

Go team perfect!!!
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Post by Jammin' Jan » Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:24 pm

Hi Renee, I am absolutely serious about this and I have been doing well. Thanks for giving me a place to post every day. :D
"Self-denial's a great sweetener of pleasure."
(Patrick McGoohan's "The Prisoner")

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Post by ~reneew » Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:36 pm

No problem Jan! I've been doing it for so long that people must think I'm crazy. I should be there by now. If I added up the weight I've lost and ignored the gains when I quit, I'd long ago be at goal, so I won't give up this time. Hopefully.
I guess this doesn't work unless you actually do it.
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Post by Bssh » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:27 pm

Oooo yes, reneew thanks so much for this thread :) I love checking in each day and often think about the "red failure" when I'm tempted to snack! Most days it's a good deterrent.
Start BMI 36, current BMI 19, goal BMI 19.
Losing by combining intermittent fasting with NoS.

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Post by clarinetgal » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:29 am

My month hasn't been perfect, but I'm hanging in there! Considering I had a pretty stressful week last week, the fact that I still had a couple of successes was good. :D

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July Challenge

Post by tobiasmom » Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:56 pm

I'm horrible at these check-ins, but I'm going to try again!! It's the middle of the month....so vanilla No-S the rest of July :)

7.15: RED
7.16: RED (ugh)
7.17: RED
7.18: RED
7.19: RED. (What am I doing?)
7.20: S DAY
7.21: S Day
7.22: GREEN!! (Can you believe it??)
7.23: GREEN. (Again!! :)
7.24: GREEN!
7.25: GREEN!
7.26: GREEN (one whole week green!!)
7.27: S DAY
7.28: S DAY
7.29: GREEN!
7.30: GREEN!
7.31: GREEN!

Finished out the month strong!!
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Better late than never

Post by Kittykat150 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:38 am

I am just back to NoS and am throwing myself in your pool mid-month. Maybe ya'll can keep me honest! Thanks- Kat
12-SUCCESS

13-S
14-S
15-SUCCESS
16-SUCCESS
17-SUCCESS
18-SUCCESS
19-S
20-S
21-SUCCESS
22-SUCCESS
23-SUCCESS
24-SUCCESS
25-SUCCESS
26-S
27-S
28-SUCCESS
29-SUCCESS
30-SUCCESS
31-Made It, Woo-hoo!!!
:lol:
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Post by Christine » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:41 pm

Halfway through July and I'm 100% compliant so far. Even so, I gained a couple pounds last week :( but I'm keepin' on.
I'm a Mac

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Post by Bssh » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:53 pm

5.2 lbs lost so far this month, bringing my total to 70 lbs lost. Very happy as have had some snacking failures. Intermittent fasting going really well though. Going on holiday for most of the rest of July so I expect a bit of weight creeping back on. I don't care: easy on, easy off.
Start BMI 36, current BMI 19, goal BMI 19.
Losing by combining intermittent fasting with NoS.

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I'm back

Post by Lady Crimson » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:00 am

Once again I left no S Diet in hopes of losing weight quickly but ended up regaining . So I decided I am really to give up on false promises and be happy losing weight slowly. So I came back to No S because it has always worked for me--its just slow. But if I had stayed on No S when I first discovered it I would be at my ideal weight by now.

So anyway I actually restarted July 1st but haven't posted until tonight brcausetonight is the toughest night do far. I figure its because its the last N day of my 21 days. Day 30 and 21 are S Days so after tonight I can't fail.

So anyway, since I saw this challange and am already 3/4 of the way--why not?

Hey, its time for bed do writing this much distracted me long enough to get me through the temptation to snack. I'll post my success chart tomorrow. Morning from the computer -- trouble with typing on this tablet.

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Post by ~reneew » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:34 pm

Well, I goofed. That's not stopping me though because habit is what I want and I feel a stronger habit than I had in June, so I am going to continue on and make a quick recovery back on track. Who's with me???
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Post by Christine » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:42 pm

I'm still 100%. Even with joining the fitness program, I'm still doing No S.
I'm a Mac

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Post by Jammin' Jan » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:55 pm

I'm here and doing fine. Cruising, actually.
"Self-denial's a great sweetener of pleasure."
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Post by clarinetgal » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:27 pm

I'm still here. It hasn't been a perfect month by far, but I'm doing a lot better than I have the past few months, so it's a start!

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So..

Post by tobiasmom » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:12 pm

The first half of the month didn't go so well, but I am finishing out the month STRONG, with one whole week green under my belt finally :)

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Re: Better late than never

Post by Kittykat150 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:21 pm

12-SUCCESS[/color]
13-S
14-S
15-SUCCESS
16-SUCCESS
17-SUCCESS
18-SUCCESS
19-S
20-S
21-SUCCESS
22-SUCCESS
23-SUCCESS
24-SUCCESS
25-SUCCESS
26-S
27-S
28-SUCCESS
29-SUCCESS
30-SUCCESS
31-made it!!
:lol:[/quote]
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Post by Bssh » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:11 pm

Hello, I'm back from holiday (all S days though didn't actually snack that much) and back to logging.
Start BMI 36, current BMI 19, goal BMI 19.
Losing by combining intermittent fasting with NoS.

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