Elizabeth's Accountability Page

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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Elizabeth50
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Elizabeth's Accountability Page

Post by Elizabeth50 » Tue May 21, 2019 3:25 pm

It's been a couple years since I've been here. I'm back because I need some sort of structure, otherwise I'm bingeing and completely out of control. I am reading a book called Brain Over Binge, but I'm still completely out of control, therefore, the structure.

Here is my plan:

I'm not following vanilla no s, but changing it to suit my needs. I'll be waiting a minimum 3-1/2 hours between each meal. Each meal must fit on a small plate, and allowing (up to) 3 meals a day and one snack. The snack can be either sweet or non-sweet, but only a reasonable portion. If I feel the need for a sweet and it's meal time, I'm allowing it, but it must fit on the plate with the rest of the meal. Also, there is to be no piling mountains of portions and no food hanging over the edge of the plate. Reasonable portions only.

I don't know that I'll be checking in daily, but I'm going to use this space for holding myself accountable in a public setting.
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Post by automatedeating » Tue May 21, 2019 10:52 pm

Hi Elizabeth!
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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Post by Elizabeth50 » Wed May 22, 2019 11:25 am

Hi Automated! Thanks for stopping by!

I've decided to change things and skip the sweet/snack on N days. I did have a single serving of ice cream yesterday, but found I really didn't need it. Also, I checked my blood glucose this morning and was at 108, so I really shouldn't have sweets once a day, even if I feel like it. Therefore, I'm changing my mind and doing Vanilla No S, after all. Also waiting at least 4 to 5 hours between meals.

I'm going to consider this Day 1 of my No S journey!
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Post by automatedeating » Wed May 22, 2019 2:20 pm

Hi again Elizabeth! I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes a little over a year ago, so I also check my blood glucose pretty regularly. I like seeing the direct impact of various meals on my blood sugar; it motivates me to make better food choices.
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

Elizabeth50
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Post by Elizabeth50 » Wed May 22, 2019 3:24 pm

I also keep a check on my BG levels for the same reason. My husband is full-blown Type II and I do not want to get to that point. I'm trying to watch the carbs, without being too restrictive, as restriction leads to binges for me. I am going to try my best to start eating more sensibly. I really enjoyed your post in the testimonial section. Very interesting and inspiring on making healthier choices!
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Re: Elizabeth's Accountability Page

Post by Whosonfirst » Wed May 22, 2019 4:26 pm

Elizabeth50 wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 11:25 am
Hi Automated! Thanks for stopping by!

I've decided to change things and skip the sweet/snack on N days. I did have a single serving of ice cream yesterday, but found I really didn't need it. Also, I checked my blood glucose this morning and was at 108, so I really shouldn't have sweets once a day, even if I feel like it. Therefore, I'm changing my mind and doing Vanilla No S, after all. Also waiting at least 4 to 5 hours between meals.

I'm going to consider this Day 1 of my No S journey!
Wise choice! May I ask how you check your blood glucose, and what are good/bad numbers?
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Current weight(9/2020)-212 lbs.
Goal Weight- 205 lbs.
NoS Goal: >= 80% Success days

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Post by automatedeating » Wed May 22, 2019 5:22 pm

Hi Who's On First -- A bit of a hijack of poor Elizabeth's thread here, since this is my favorite topic.

I use the Ultra Touch 1 - you can buy a kit for about $20 at Costco, but then it is exorbitant (I pay about $80 for 50 strips). Only nerds like me tend to really invest in this sort of thing. :-)

Fasting blood glucose (first thing in the morning) should be under 100. 100-124 is prediabetic, above 125 is diabetic.

Postprandial 2 hrs after meal glucose should not really go above 125 in healthy people, but is still laboratory normal up to 140. Between 140 and 200 is prediabetes; above 200 is diabetes.

A1C (this one you have to get at doc office) - should be less than 5.7%. Between 5.7% and 6.5% is prediabetes, above 6.5% is diabetes.

My dream in life is to get a CGM (continuous glucose monitor). I actually think it would be the single best way to help people learn to eat better.
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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Re: Elizabeth's Accountability Page

Post by Elizabeth50 » Wed May 22, 2019 7:01 pm

Thorough answer Auto. Thank you for answering! As for me, I bought the inexpensive "Reli On" monitor from Wally World. And I can buy a box of 100 strips for right at $18. I think I paid $9 for the monitor, itself.

On a side note, I have screwed up my day already...went into binge mode and gggrrrrr...what's it gonna take for me to behave myself!?!?!
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