Denver 1973 Sunday check ins!

Counting carbs/calories is a drag. Obsessive scale stepping is a recipe for despair. If you want to count something, "days on habit" is a much better metric. Checking off days on a calendar would do just fine, but if you do it here you get accountability and support. Here's how. Start a new topic in this forum called (say) "Your Name Daily Check In." Then every N day post a "reply" to that topic as to whether you stayed on habit. A simple "<font color="green">SUCCESS</font>" or "<font color="red">FAILURE</font>" (or your preferred euphemism if that's too harsh) is sufficient, but obviously you're welcome to write more if you want. On S-days just register that you're taking an S-day. You don't have to do this forever, just until you're confident you've built the habit. Feel free to check in weekly or monthly or sporadically instead of daily. Feel free also to track other habits besides No-s (I'm keeping this forum under No-s because that's what the vast majority are using it for). See also my <a href="/habitcal/">HabitCal</a> tool for another more formal (and perhaps complementary) way to track habits.

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Denver 1973 Sunday check ins!

Post by Denver1973 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:02 am

Just getting started. I will try for success and weigh myself on Sundays. I feel this will help keep me accountable.
3 meals a day focusing on lower carbs for first two meals and totally cutting out beer and wine.
This is NOT always...still gotta have Popeye's Chicken at lunch some days!


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Post by lpearlmom » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:13 pm

Welcome & gl! I always weigh on Friday for best case scenario but if Sunday works for you, go for it!

My daughter loves Popeyes! ;)

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Post by Elizabeth50 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:18 pm

Welcome to your first week Denver. I look forward to seeing your progress! Have a great week!
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Post by Merry » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:24 am

Welcome! I hope you have a great first week!
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One week down....

Post by Denver1973 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:49 pm

Glad I am "on program" again...tweaked a lot after a day but that's me! After the unexpected passing of my father just about two weeks ago it changed my outlook on life. Moderation is the key, I am usually an all or nothing type person and that is the reason why I want to try this lifestyle. Hoping for a very good outcome!
Here's to moderation!

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Post by Whosonfirst » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:55 pm

Sorry for your loss. Welcome to NoS. Let your father's memory somehow be a positive trigger when NoS is challenging you. Good luck.
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Post by noni » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:22 am

I'm so sorry about your father! I hope and pray you find comfort in your loved ones.
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Post by Denver1973 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:33 pm

Quite a week...two birthdays celebrations;including Chinese food, blueberry pie and wine! Did have one major fail day...where I broke every S rule X 2...which happened to be yesterday. (Saturday) Feeling terribly guilty.... Trying to look forward to Special days (like Easter)where I want to feel and look good for; to keep me on track.

Thanks again for all your kind words, thoughts and prayers!


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Post by Merry » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:43 pm

I'm so sorry about your father passing away.
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Post by Denver1973 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:43 pm

Thank you Merry!

Glad to to be on track...and now is when the true test begins...


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Post by Denver1973 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:17 pm

Hmmm seems to be a hick-up, but that's okay. Not giving up. Looking at not going back for seconds as another biggie in my obstacles at the moment.











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Post by Denver1973 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:27 pm

What a week, quite honestly I did not even want to post. :cry: ...I have been "off the hook" with my eating and drinking 3 days straight. RE-grouping and focusing on being healthy again. This week plenty of water.
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Post by oolala53 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:02 pm

You didn't break any S rules last Sunday. It's common for people to have a lot of 'em at first and even at various times.

The eating habit is very strong, as is the knee-jerk resistance to reining it in. Perhaps see if there is ONE meal gap you can start with. You may eat a lot at other times of the day, but get that one down and then whittle away at the others.

Do write down what your main motivation is (preferably NOT weight loss alone, as that it typically NOT very successful in the long run) and read it every day, calmly and with enough attention to let it sink in. Remind yourself what about this plan attracts you and how much you value that.

Plenty of people who eventually had things smooth out had rocky times. Just keep reminding yourself what the alternatives are, not in a panicked way, but rationally.

You can do this!
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Post by Denver1973 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:01 am

Oolala53, Thank you for the encouraging words...I believe this plan can withstand the test of time....you are living proof and an inspiration to me!
I like your motto about 3 plates a day...so simple but yet something that many, many people have made so complicated with all of the carb,macro,gluten mumbo jumbo.
Hope you have a good week! :D

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Post by Denver1973 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:14 pm

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Post by oolala53 » Mon May 01, 2017 2:06 am

Sounds like you had a good week. See you next Sunday.
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Post by Denver1973 » Sat May 06, 2017 12:47 pm

Actually you'll see me a day early oolala...and thanks for checking.
Many celebrations this week, including daughter moving home from college and a requested Scotch Shortbread, oh and a sale on Dove Bars that DH brought home!
Moderation really is the key!

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Post by oolala53 » Sat May 06, 2017 3:29 pm

Congrats on daughter moving home. An excellent excuse for shortbread. :)
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2 yrs flux
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Post by Denver1973 » Sun May 14, 2017 11:50 am

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Happy Mother's Day All....
:D

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Post by oolala53 » Fri May 19, 2017 4:42 am

Belated one to you. But realized I don't know which gender parent you are...
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Post by Denver1973 » Mon May 22, 2017 10:30 am

I'm the mom! :)
Fun and busy weekend, beautiful weather for gardening and painting..just catching up now.
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Post by Denver1973 » Mon May 29, 2017 1:51 pm

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Post by oolala53 » Mon May 29, 2017 4:04 pm

Drifting downwards with a teensy float up. Good going!
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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 Denver1973 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:55 am

Thank you oolala53! :)
Good news to report this week.
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Post by noni » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:01 pm

10-1/2 lbs gone...good job!
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Post by oolala53 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:09 pm

:)
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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 Denver1973 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:51 am

Thank you noni and oolala53!
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Post by Denver1973 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:06 pm

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Terrible week. 4 Red days....and a lot of salt intake. Hopefully this very high number reflects and comes back down after a couple days on track....blah!

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Post by oolala53 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:06 am

Nothing else to do but chalk it up to part of the learning curve and hope it makes your resolve stronger- with firmness but without panic.
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 Denver1973 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:02 am

Thanks oolala31, and I'm doing just that. One green streak in the books again....just hate the stronger I'm getting the harder the fall. Not gonna let this stop me!

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Post by oolala53 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:32 pm

Oooo, banish that thought! Let's assume it's "extinction burst"...

"The burst is a temporary increase in a behavior that usually precedes a reward, a plea from the recesses of your psyche as soon as the conditioned response is no longer yielding results."

I don't think it will necessarily precede easy S days. I think it's more of a way of letting N days stay relatively easy. But it COULD precede a dying down of S day urges, soon, too.

Time will tell.
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 Denver1973 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:23 pm

I appreciate your insight and take it to heart...going thru a tail-spin it's good to hear from someone who's been thru it!

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Post by Denver1973 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:52 pm

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Post by Denver1973 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:53 pm

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Holding my own...fell off the grid during the holiday. :)
Keep telling myself not to do anything drastic or fun-draining. Biggest goal at the end of the day is to cut out the binge eating and raiding the refrigerator while sleep walking. If I conquer these... let the chips fall where they may!
See y'all next Sunday!

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Post by oolala53 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:15 pm

I think those are two very worthy bright lines. Reducing the bingeing was my big goal in the beginning. I didn't even disallow it on S days! I was so grateful for N day compliance. The bar is set a little higher now...

See you.
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 Denver1973 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:33 pm

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