Carole's Daily Check-In

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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Carole A.
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Post by Carole A. » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:15 am

Hello, I have been aware of No-S for several years, but have not fully committed to it, while continuing to dip into Weight Watchers and Bright Line Eating. Tomorrow will be my beginning No-S as a lifestyle with committing to a daily check-in here. I look forward to clearing my mind of complicated and exhausting food rules, logging in every bite, guilt from going over my daily allotment, being "allowed" to eat some foods and not others and feeling like a failure over what I eat.
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Post by Staff Assistant III » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:28 am

Welcome! I am new here too. Like you, I am just tired of rules, forbidden foods etc. just want to think about three plates a day and sugar only on weekends!

Good luck :)

Laura
No S start date 1/11/19

BMI Jan 19 22.7, FEb 19 22.9

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Post by manfa » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:41 pm

Hi Carole!

I’m also very new and find reading through the posts on here really helpful. I only started two weeks ago but already have new habits forming. I used to come home from picking up my son from school and indulge in far too many snacks. I now just have a cup of coffee and that keeps me going until dinner. It feels automatic already.

Good luck!

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Post by automatedeating » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:45 pm

Welcome, Carole! I hope you find a lot of joy and satisfaction in keeping your daily thread plus get to learn so much more about yourself in the process. :-)
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
8/14-24.5
5/15-26.2
1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9
3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0; 9/20-23.6

Carole A.
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Post by Carole A. » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:36 am

Day 1: SUCCESS
--1 Bowl of Greek Yogurt, blueberries, walnuts
--1 Plate @ Cracker Barrel of cheeseburger, fries, cole slaw
--1 Plate leftover lunch, air-fried potato/onion, cheese
:D
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Post by Carole A. » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:58 am

Day 2: SUCCESS
--1 Bowl Greek Yogurt, blueberries, cherries, walnuts, chia seeds
--1 Plate pasta, green peas, sausage, cheese
--1 Plate pasta, green peas, venison, cheese, slice Nardone’s pizza
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Post by automatedeating » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:49 am

LOL - dinner looks most definitely like left-over lunch. Yummy. :-)
And venison? Seriously? How do you get this? I would LOVE to have a source.
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
8/14-24.5
5/15-26.2
1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9
3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0; 9/20-23.6

Carole A.
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Post by Carole A. » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:53 am

Day 3: SUCCESS
--1 Plate Cheese Omelet, toast with jelly, coffee
--1 Plate Ham, Pasta, Peas, Hubbard Squash, Cheese, cole slaw, peanut butter
--1 Bowl Greek Yogurt, blueberries, cherries, walnuts, peanut butter, cheese

Carole A.
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Post by Carole A. » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:23 am

Day 4: SUCCESS
--1 Plate omelet (cheese/spinach), raisin bagel with strawberry cream cheese, coffee
--1 Plate D&D bagel with veggie cream cheese, hash browns, coffee
--1 Plate tilapia, cabbage & potatoes in Instant Pot, banana, cheese, squash
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Post by Carole A. » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:26 am

Day 7: SUCCESS
--1 Bowl Greek Yogurt, Granola, Peanut butter, walnuts, blueberries, cherries
--1 Plate ground pork, cabbage/onion/mushrooms, applesauce, pasta
--1 Bowl Greek Yogurt, Granola, walnuts, blueberries, cherries

Carole A.
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Post by Carole A. » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:08 am

Day 8: SUCCESS
--1 Bowl Greek Yogurt, Peanut butter, blueberries
--1 Plate ground pork, corn, pasta, squash, applesauce
--1 Plate air-fried shrimp, onion and cauliflower, mashed potatoes, leafy greens, Ken’s Caesar dressing
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Post by automatedeating » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:25 am

your food looks yummy to me. Oh, gosh. I realized I have already told you that. Suffice to say we have similar food enjoyments. :-)
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
8/14-24.5
5/15-26.2
1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9
3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0; 9/20-23.6

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