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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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Hello All !

Post by StrawberryRoan » Sat May 04, 2019 2:57 pm

Hi, thought I had better get back on this board as it is really the most supportive health and fitness site I have ever encountered.

Doing fine, turned 70 in March - work at home as a legal assistant drafting divorce/paternity/adoption/guardianship, etc., documents for a family owned law firm. Love my work as I get to schedule my time, I work by projects not hours so I have as much free time as I want to spend with my family and friends.

Hovering about six pounds (151) above goal weight (145). No crisis there, a few days of eating right and skipping the diet soda. Yes, I weigh more when I drink diet soda :lol: Probably because it is accompanied by Cheez-its or bbq potato chips and a sandwich.

Still loving to exercise, cannot wait to do so each day. Still heavy into the fruits and veggies - love my big salads. I try to eat a plant based diet although Wendy's chili often calls my name when I am out with friends.

Hope everybody here is doing well, have to go do some reading.

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Post by automatedeating » Sat May 04, 2019 11:17 pm

Yes, I weigh more when I drink diet soda :lol: Probably because it is accompanied by Cheez-its or bbq potato chips and a sandwich.
This made me laugh out loud! I'm currently drinking diet soda instead of wine, so your first sentence made me nervous. But then I had a relieved laugh after reading about the cheez its and chips.

I like that Wendy's chili!

Lovely to see you here. Also I hope your husband is doing well these days.
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Post by ladybird30 » Sun May 05, 2019 5:30 am

Good to hear from you again Strawberry. I love that you still exercise - so inspiring.
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Post by oolala53 » Tue May 07, 2019 7:39 pm

Hi, You! Wish that wanting to exercise would rub off over here. But it ain't over yet!
Count plates, not calories. 10 years "during"
Age 67
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
3/13-24.9 +/- 8-lb. 3 yrs
9/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
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2 yrs flux
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There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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