stickwithit 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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stickwithit check-in

Post by stickwithit » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:56 pm

Today is my first check-in day!

I started NoS Thursday last week. Actually I had tried it before several years ago. Now I'm back.

Everything good so far, I especially enjoyed the cake on the weekend. :D

But I even more enjoyed the sanity with regards to eating. Three square meals, not having to wonder about whether I am still hungry or not after having eaten a plate of food, not having to think about snacking, whether to have something sweet or not and so on.

I really liked the different headers in automatedeating's tracker, so I hope it is okay that I copied them.

Weight: 76.2 kg

Eating
B: carrot; canned tomatoes, sweet corn, beans, olives; 1 1/2 fried eggs; flaxseed oil
L: carrot; canned tomatoes, sweet corn, beans, olives; 2 fried eggs; flaxseed oil; 1 slice of whole spelt bread with butter
D: carrot, romaine lettuce; whole grain rice with vegetables; yellow peas and tofu; 1 fried egg; flaxseed oil

Usually I don't eat as many eggs but I have to use up a few (and got them from a friend who gets them from a place where they have lots of space to run around and they taste great).

Moving
1 hour class CrossFit
15.800 steps
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Re: stickwithit check-in

Post by automatedeating » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:57 pm

Well hello! Nice step count there! You were movin'! :-)
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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Tuesday, week 1

Post by stickwithit » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:44 pm

Thank you, automatedeating! Yes, yesterday I walked more than usual. Trying to up my steps a bit.

Weight: 76.3 kg

Eating
B: carrot; whole grain rice with vegetables; yellow peas, tofu, flaxseed oil
L: carrot, tomato; yellow peas and tofu with flaxseed oil; pickled celery; 2 fried eggs; 1 slice of whole wheat bread with butter
D: 1/2 piece of smoked tofu with pesto; soy yogurt, rolled oats, almonds, fruit

Moving
CrossFit
12.000 steps

Today I was at home in the afternoon so waiting until dinner was harder than the days before. Had dinner a bit earlier.
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Re: stickwithit check-in

Post by Teammoney » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:42 pm

Welcome back! Looking forward to following your journey.

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Wednesday, week 1

Post by stickwithit » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:21 pm

Thank you, Teammoney!

Weight: 75.9 kg

Eating
B: carrot, cucumber; lentils, tofu, vegetables, potatoes, flaxseed oil
L: pickled celery, cucumber; lentils, potatoes, fried egg, flaxseed oil, small slice of whole wheat bread with butter
D: tomatoes; lentils, potatoes, vegetables, smoked mackerel with mustard; 1/2 orange

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Re: Wednesday, week 1

Post by Whosonfirst » Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:58 am

stickwithit wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:21 pm
Thank you, Teammoney!

Weight: 75.9 kg

Eating
B: carrot, cucumber; lentils, tofu, vegetables, potatoes, flaxseed oil
L: pickled celery, cucumber; lentils, potatoes, fried egg, flaxseed oil, small slice of whole wheat bread with butter
D: tomatoes; lentils, potatoes, vegetables, smoked mackerel with mustard; 1/2 orange

Moving
CrossFit
16.000 steps
Welcome, and your 15800 & 16000 steps got my attention. Wow.
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Thursday, week 1

Post by stickwithit » Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:44 pm

Thank you, Whosonfirst! Yes, it's a lot of steps for me as well.

Weight: 75.8 kg

Eating
B: carrot, cucumber; beans, tofu, canned tomatoes, sweet corn, whole grain rice, olives, flaxseed oil
L: tomatoes, cucumber; beans, tofu, canned tomatoes, sweet corn, whole grain rice, olives, flaxseed oil, small piece of smoked mackerel, hardboiled egg
D: I was planning to go to the gym in the evening but my husband did not get home in time to look after our daughter. I had postponed dinner for after the workout and now I am not hungry anymore.

Moving
No CrossFit, therefore less steps today as well.
7.300 steps

I am really looking forward to the weekend! Planning to have cake from a great local bakery that sells traditional pastries. :mrgreen:
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Re: stickwithit check-in

Post by automatedeating » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:37 pm

Enjoy your weekend!
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;
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Friday, week 1

Post by stickwithit » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:11 pm

Thanks, automatedeating, I definitely will! Have a great weekend, too!

Weight: 74.9 kg

Eating
B: carrot, cucumber; beans, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, tofu, olives, whole grain rice, flaxseed oil
L: carrot, cucumber, cocktail tomatoes; beans, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, tofu, 1/2 avocado, whole grain rice, 2 small slices whole wheat bread with butter
D: cocktail tomatoes; lentils, tofu, peas and carrots, flaxseed oil, small bowl of soy yogurt, 1/2 banana, whole spelt bread roll with butter

Moving
CrossFit
5.000 steps
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Saturday, week 1

Post by stickwithit » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:29 pm

Weight: 75.6 kg

Eating
B: carrot, cucumber; lentils, flaxseed oil, 1/4 avocado, vegetables, 2 fried eggs, 1/2 whole spelt bread roll with butter, small bowl of blueberries
L: cocktail tomatoes; lentils and beans, flaxseed oil, tofu, red cabbage with chestnuts, 1/4 avocado, 2 small slices of whole wheat bread with butter, 4 strawberries, 12 blueberries
D: tomatoes; kidney beans, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, tofu, flaxseed oil, 5 strawberries, small bowl of blueberries, donut filled with whipped cream and cherries, 2/3 piece of chocolate cake

Moving
9.100 steps
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Sunday, week 1

Post by stickwithit » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:52 pm

Weight: 75.5 kg
Resting HR: 54
Sleep: 9 hours (husband looked after our toddler so I could sleep two more hours)

Eating
B: 2 carrots; lentils, kidney beans, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, flaxseed oil, fried egg, bread roll with butter, 3 strawberries
L: carrot, cocktail tomatoes, pickles; lentils, kidney beans, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, tofu, flaxseed oil, 1/3 soft pretzel with butter, 4 strawberries; 1/2 piece of Italian cake with lemon cream, 1/2 piece of Italian puff pastry cake with vanilla cream
D: soy yogurt, 2 strawberries, 6 physalis, 1/2 piece of Italian cake with lemon cream, 1/2 piece of Italian puff pastry cake with vanilla cream, 1/4 piece of chocolate cake

Moving
CrossFit
11.500 steps
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Post by automatedeating » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:15 am

nice bit of extra sleep there!!!!
And how many days/week do you do Crossfit? How long have you been doing that? I've considered it over the years, but I'm a bit paranoid about getting injured because when I work out with other people I get too competitive. Over the years I've learned I am a lot more at peace physically exercising alone. But I do think Crossfit is super intriguing.
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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
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Monday, week 2

Post by stickwithit » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:12 pm

Thanks, auto! Sleeping that long backfired a bit though, couldn't fall asleep last night. :shock:
I've been doing CrossFit since 02/2017. I've tried to go between three and five times per week. Just started aiming for five times per week again, so I'll see how that goes.
Well yes you can get quite competitive doing CrossFit I assume. But I always try and be cautious and rather do a bit less than too much (i.e. trying to not go too heavy on the weights for example) as I don't want to get injured.

Weight: 75.5 kg
Sleep: 6 hours

Eating
B: 3 carrots; lentils, kidney beans, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, smoked tofu, flaxseed oil, whole grain rice
L: 2 tomatoes, cucumber; beans, lentils, whole grain rice, smoked tofu, 1 1/2 hardboiled eggs, flaxseed oil, red cabbage with chestnuts
D: soy yogurt, rolled oats, almonds, fruit

Moving
CrossFit
6.700 steps
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Tuesday, week 2

Post by stickwithit » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:02 pm

Weight: 75.6 kg
Resting HR: 54
Sleep: 6 hours

Eating
B: cucumber, pickles; beans, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, tofu, olives, flaxseed oil, a few bites of smoked eel, whole spelt bread roll with butter, 10 blueberries
L: carrots, cocktail tomatoes; beans, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, whole grain rice, tofu, flaxseed oil, 2 3/4 eggs
D: soy yogurt, oatmeal, walnuts, fruit

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10.000 steps
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Re: stickwithit check-in

Post by oolala53 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:17 am

I affirm that in a year, your name will be even more accurate! Warmest wishes.
Count plates, not calories. 10 years "during"
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Wednesday, week 2

Post by stickwithit » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:56 pm

Thank you, oolala! From your lips to God's ears.

Weight: 76.1 kg
Resting HR: 58
Sleep: 7.5 hours

Eating
B: cucumber; kidney beans, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, 1/2 red bell pepper, small serving of whole grain rice, 1/2 piece of smoked tofu, flaxseed oil, small slice of whole spelt bread with butter, fried egg
L: carrots, pickles; beans, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, tofu, 2 small slices of whole spelt bread with butter, flaxseed oil, 10 olives
D: 2/3 piece of tofu with tomato paste; oatmeal, muesli, walnuts, oat milk, soy yogurt, 2 small bananas, 1 orange

Moving
CrossFit
13.600 steps

I felt rather hungry the past couple of days. Maybe I'll have bacon and eggs tomorrow.
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Re: stickwithit check-in

Post by automatedeating » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:26 am

Your resting HR is so awesome!
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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Thursday, week 2

Post by stickwithit » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:10 pm

Thank you, auto! It's probably so low because of all the CrossFit. That's getting my heart rate up tremendously so the heart has to adapt to that and become stronger, I guess.

Weight: 76.3 kg
Sleep: 6.5 hours

Eating
B: cucumber; beans, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, potatoes; 4 bacon strips, 2 fried eggs, 1 bite of whole spelt bread, 10 olives, flaxseed oil
L: cucumber, pickles; 4 Papadam, 2 tablespoons soy yogurt, 1 tablespoon Palak Paneer, Paneer Mango Curry with rice (from an Indian restaurant)
D: soy yogurt, rolled oats, almonds, fruit, 2 hardboiled eggs, small slice of whole spelt bread with butter

Moving
CrossFit
7.600 steps

My meals are getting bigger as I feel rather hungry these days, and my weight seems to be going back up after having gone down a bit at first.
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Re: stickwithit check-in

Post by Soprano » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:26 pm

If you are worried about weight going back up it's time to look at size of plate and balance of carbs proteins and fats.

Reducing carbs can help

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Friday, week 2

Post by stickwithit » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:16 pm

Thank you, Soprano. Today I reduced my plate sizes a bit. I had been trying to eat enough to not be really hungry between meals and think I ate more than what I had needed in that moment. So today I tried to eat to satiety instead and then had tea with milk when I got hungry before it was time for lunch.

Weight: 76.7 kg
Sleep: 7 hours

Eating
B: tomatoes; beans, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, potatoes, flaxseed oil, bacon strips, hardboiled egg
L: peas and carrots; beans and lentils, sweet corn, potatoes, tofu, 1/2 red bell pepper, flaxseed oil (leftovers: small bowl of the above)
D: 2 carrots; small bowl of peas and carrots, leftovers from lunch, small slice of whole spelt bread with butter; soy yogurt, oatmeal, 5 strawberries, small banana

Moving
CrossFit
6.200 steps
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Monday, week 3

Post by stickwithit » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:01 pm

It's getting harder... On the weekend I bought more cake than necessary or helpful.

But today is a new week. After dinner I wanted to go out and buy cake or pastries but didn't.

On Wednesday night I will (hopefully) have made it to the 21 day club.

Weight: 76.5
Resting HR: 63
Sleep: 8 hours

Eating
B: 1 carrot; lentils, kidney beans, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, tofu, flaxseed oil; 2/3 bread roll with butter
L: 4 cocktail tomatoes; lentils, kidney beans, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, tofu, flaxseed oil, whole grain rice, small apple, small banana, cup of tea with half-and-half
D: grapes, cucumber; lentils, kidney beans, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, tofu, flaxseed oil, whole grain rice, 1/2 red bell pepper

Moving
CrossFit
9.200 steps
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Re: stickwithit check-in

Post by automatedeating » Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:46 am

21 day club - yay!
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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Tuesday, week 3

Post by stickwithit » Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:58 pm

Today was great. I concentrated on being content with eating small amounts of food, plus lots of vegetables.

Weight: 76.8 kg
Sleep: 6.5 hours

Eating
B: 1/2 cucumber, carrot; red cabbage; beans, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, whole grain rice, tofu, flaxseed oil, olives
L: carrot, 1/2 red bell pepper, 4 cocktail tomatoes; red cabbage, peas and carrots; beans, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, whole grain rice, tofu, flaxseed oil, olives
T: 2 cups of tea
D: 2 carrots, 1/4 cucumber, 1 1/2 cocktail tomatoes; canned green beans; beans, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, whole grain rice, tofu, flaxseed oil, olives; 6 strawberries

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CrossFit
7.000 steps
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Re: stickwithit check-in

Post by automatedeating » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:23 am

My coworker is a great exerciser - she runs 1/2 marathons regularly and does Crossfit several times a week. Anyway, she was SO sore today! I guess they did a massive leg workout. She was moaning and groaning but I could tell she was proud of herself. :-)

Do you have just one daughter, a toddler? I'm so amazed at your activity level while raising a toddler - also the lack of processed foods in your diet is really great to see.
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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Wednesday, week 3

Post by stickwithit » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:30 pm

21 DAY CLUB! :D :D :D

Hi auto, that moaning and groaning sounds familiar. ;-) Yes, it's a good feeling somehow to be sore from having worked out hard.

Yes, I have one daughter. Well actually I just started to make working out a top priority again (had a few weeks in January when I couldn't go to the gym because my husband was working very long hours and I had to look after our daughter). It so helps with staying sane while being at home with a toddler all day!

The toddler is the reason why I don't have a lot of time to read other NoS check-ins at the moment unfortunately. I think there is a lot to learn from others' journeys.

The lack of processed foods is something I have been working on for several months now. I have been working with a nutrition coach and it has helped a lot in finding out what foods work for me and keep me satisfied and happy. But there are still days when my eating is far from ideal. But even when I am indulging I am now rather choosing freshly made cake from a bakery instead of processed, prepackaged sweets from the store, which I consider progress.

Weight: 76.1 kg
Sleep: 7 hours

Eating
B: carrot, cocktail tomatoes, cucumber, pickles; cooked vegetables; beans, canned tomatoes, sweet corn, whole grain rice, tofu, flaxseed oil, olives
L: carrots, cocktail tomatoes, cucumber, pickles; cooked vegetables; beans, canned tomatoes, sweet corn, whole grain rice, tofu, flaxseed oil, olives
T: 2 cups of tea
D: cocktail tomatoes, cucumber, pickles; cooked vegetables; beans, canned tomatoes, sweet corn, whole grain rice, tofu, flaxseed oil, olives, 30 blueberries

Moving
CrossFit
10.000 steps
Progress comes with plateaus, frustrations, setbacks and lack of motivation at times.
Failure comes from quitting during those times.
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Thursday, week 3

Post by stickwithit » Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:57 pm

Weight: 76.0 kg
Resting HR: 58
Sleep: 7 hours

Eating
B: carrot, cocktail tomatoes, cucumber, pickles; green beans; lentils, kidney beans, canned tomatoes, sweet corn, red bell pepper, tofu, flaxseed oil, olives
L: carrot, cocktail tomatoes, cucumber, pickles; green beans; lentils, kidney beans, canned tomatoes, sweet corn, red bell pepper, tofu, flaxseed oil
T: 2 cups of tea
D: carrot, cocktail tomatoes, pickles; green beans, peas and carrots; lentils, kidney beans, canned tomatoes, sweet corn, red bell pepper, tofu, flaxseed oil, 1/2 small apple

Moving
CrossFit
8.100 steps
Progress comes with plateaus, frustrations, setbacks and lack of motivation at times.
Failure comes from quitting during those times.
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Friday, week 3

Post by stickwithit » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:39 pm

Weight: 75.9 kg
Sleep: 7.5 hours

Eating
B: carrot, cocktail tomatoes, cucumber, pickles; broccoli; lentils, kidney beans, canned tomatoes, sweet corn, red bell pepper, tofu, flaxseed oil, olives
L: carrot, cocktail tomatoes, cucumber, pickles; broccoli; lentils, kidney beans, canned tomatoes, sweet corn, red bell pepper, tofu, flaxseed oil, olives
D: carrot, cocktail tomatoes, cucumber, pickles; sauerkraut; lentils, kidney beans, canned tomatoes, sweet corn, red bell pepper, tofu, flaxseed oil, olives

Moving
CrossFit
6.700 steps
(Steps are decreasing but I don't mind because an old Achilles tendon problem had flared up again after all that walking and now it has already gotten better again with walking less.)
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Saturday, week 3

Post by stickwithit » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:59 pm

Weight: 75.8 kg
Sleep: 5 hours

Eating
B: carrot, 1/2 red bell pepper, cucumber, pickles; sauerkraut; lentils, kidney beans, canned tomatoes, sweet corn, red bell pepper, tofu, flaxseed oil, olives, 1/2 banana, 1 teaspoon chocolate hazelnut spread
T: 1 cup of Darjeeling tea
L: carrot, cucumber, pickles; sauerkraut; beans, canned tomatoes, sweet corn, tofu, flaxseed oil, olives, small slice of whole spelt bread with butter, strawberry
D: carrot, cocktail tomatoes, cucumber, pickles; sauerkraut, peas and carrots; 1/2 pumpkin seed bread roll with garlic butter; beans, canned tomatoes, sweet corn, tofu, flaxseed oil, olives, 4 strawberries, 20 blueberries, 1/2 banana, 1 teaspoon chocolate hazelnut spread
Dessert: 2 dates, 9 small walnuts, banana, 1 teaspoon chocolate hazelnut spread

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Rest day
6.700 steps
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Re: stickwithit check-in

Post by automatedeating » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:55 pm

Uh-oh sorry about the poor night's sleep....
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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Sunday, week 3

Post by stickwithit » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:07 pm

Thank you, auto. It was my own fault, sat too long in front of the computer screen. But last night I slep 8 hours, yay!

Weight: 75.6 kg
Resting HR: 58
Sleep: 8 hours

Eating
B: carrot, cucumber, cocktail tomatoes, pickles; zucchini; beans, canned tomatoes, sweet corn, tofu, flaxseed oil, olives; 30 blueberries, 9 strawberries
L: carrot, cucumber, cocktail tomatoes, pickles; peas and carrots with asparagus; beans, canned tomatoes, sweet corn, flaxseed oil, olives; 3 fried eggs; 1 cup of tea with half and half and honey
D: 1 3/4 oranges, 6 strawberries; tofu; porridge
T: 1 cup of tea with half and half and honey

Moving
CrossFit
3.900 steps
Progress comes with plateaus, frustrations, setbacks and lack of motivation at times.
Failure comes from quitting during those times.
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Monday, week 4

Post by stickwithit » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:21 pm

Weight: 75.5 kg
Sleep: 8 hours

Eating
B: 2 carrots, cucumber, cocktail tomatoes, pickles; peas and carrots with asparagus; beans, canned tomatoes, sweet corn, tofu, flaxseed oil, olives; 1/2 banana
L: 2 carrots, cucumber, cocktail tomatoes, pickles; sauerkraut; lentils, tofu, flaxseed oil; 3/4 small apple
D: carrot, cucumber, cocktail tomatoes, pickles, 1/2 teaspoon sunflower seeds; sauerkraut; 2 small slices whole rye bread with garlic butter; lentils, tofu, flaxseed oil; 3/4 small apple

Moving
CrossFit
10.800 steps
Progress comes with plateaus, frustrations, setbacks and lack of motivation at times.
Failure comes from quitting during those times.
- Adam Gilbert

Eat to 80 percent full.

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Re: stickwithit check-in

Post by Sammybunny711 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:48 pm

You're doing great!!
Height: 5'4"
Highest BMI: 34.3
Current BMI: 33.4
Goal BMI: 21.5-23.2 range

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Tuesday, week 4

Post by stickwithit » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:06 pm

Thank you so much, Sammybunny711!
Now I just need to stick with it. ;-)

Weight: 75.3 kg
Resting HR: 58
Sleep: 6 hours

Eating
B: 2 carrots, cucumber, cocktail tomatoes, pickles; sauerkraut; lentils, kidney beans, sweet corn, tofu, flaxseed oil
L: 2 carrots, cucumber, cocktail tomatoes, pickles; peas and carrots with asparagus; 2 fried eggs, 1 1/2 small slices whole rye bread with garlic butter
T: 1 cup of tea with half-and-half
D: carrot, cocktail tomatoes, pickles; zucchini; kidney beans, chickpeas, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, red bell pepper, canned mushrooms, tofu, flaxseed oil; 1/2 pear

Moving
CrossFit
7.200 steps
Progress comes with plateaus, frustrations, setbacks and lack of motivation at times.
Failure comes from quitting during those times.
- Adam Gilbert

Eat to 80 percent full.

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Re: stickwithit check-in

Post by Sammybunny711 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:34 pm

Nice job! That tea with half n half sounds lovely.
Height: 5'4"
Highest BMI: 34.3
Current BMI: 33.4
Goal BMI: 21.5-23.2 range

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Wednesday, week 4

Post by stickwithit » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:40 pm

Thank you, Sammy!

Weight: 75.7 kg
Sleep: 6.5 hours

Eating
B: 2 carrots, cucumber, cocktail tomatoes, pickles; peas and carrots; kidney beans, chickpeas, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, red bell pepper, tofu, flaxseed oil, olives; small apple
L: 2 carrots, cucumber, cocktail tomatoes, pickles; broccoli; 1 1/2 hard-boiled eggs, kidney beans, chickpeas, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, red bell pepper, tofu, flaxseed oil, 1/4 small slice of whole rye bread with butter; 1/2 walnut, 1/2 banana
T: 1 cup of tea with half-and-half
D: dinner at a Turkish restaurant: Turkish dish with meat, salad, French fries, small slice of bread

Moving
Rest day
7.200 steps

I'm a bit under the weather today.
Progress comes with plateaus, frustrations, setbacks and lack of motivation at times.
Failure comes from quitting during those times.
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Re: stickwithit check-in

Post by Sammybunny711 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:06 pm

I'm sorry you're feeling under the weather! I hope you feel better soon!!
Height: 5'4"
Highest BMI: 34.3
Current BMI: 33.4
Goal BMI: 21.5-23.2 range

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Re: stickwithit check-in

Post by automatedeating » Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:45 am

Feel better soon, Sticky....
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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Thursday, week 4

Post by stickwithit » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:43 am

Thank you, Sammy and Auto! I am feeling a lot better already. Made an onion cough syrup myself for the first time and took a teaspoon full several times during the day. Seems it helped!

Weight: 75.7 kg
Sleep: 8 hours

Eating
T: 1 cup of tea with half-and-half
B: 2 carrots, cucumber, cocktail tomatoes, pickles; broccoli, peas and carrots; kidney beans, chickpeas, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, red bell pepper, tofu, flaxseed oil, olives
L: 2 carrots, cucumber, cocktail tomatoes, pickles; pointed cabbage with onion; kidney beans, chickpeas, sweet corn, canned tomatoes, red bell pepper, tofu, flaxseed oil, olives, 1/4 small slice of whole rye bread with butter, whole grain rice
D: carrot, cucumber, cocktail tomatoes, pickles; zucchini with onion; yellow peas, tofu, flaxseed oil, olives

Moving
CrossFit
8.300 steps
Progress comes with plateaus, frustrations, setbacks and lack of motivation at times.
Failure comes from quitting during those times.
- Adam Gilbert

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Friday, week 4

Post by stickwithit » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:11 pm

Weight: 74.9 kg
Sleep: 7 hours

Eating
B: 2 carrots, cucumber, cocktail tomatoes, pickles; black salsify, yellow peas, tofu, flaxseed oil, olives, small slice of whole rye bread with butter, 1/6 rye bread roll with butter
L: lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant: vegetables and tofu with rice and coconut peanut sauce, 1 summer roll, 1 Gyoza
T: 1 cup of tea with half-and-half
D: carrot, cucumber, tomato, pickles; pointed cabbage with onion; yellow peas, lentils, tofu, flaxseed oil, olives

Moving
CrossFit 
12.800 steps
Progress comes with plateaus, frustrations, setbacks and lack of motivation at times.
Failure comes from quitting during those times.
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Post by Sammybunny711 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:36 am

Sticky, are you a vegan? All your food looks yummy!
Height: 5'4"
Highest BMI: 34.3
Current BMI: 33.4
Goal BMI: 21.5-23.2 range

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Saturday, week 4

Post by stickwithit » Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:16 pm

Sammy, I am not a vegan, but I am tending towards plant-based eating. Today I had bacon and eggs for dinner. ;-)

Weight: 75.4 kg
Sleep: 7 hours

Eating
B: 2 carrots, cucumber, tomato, pickles; black salsify; lentils, whole grain rice, tofu, flaxseed oil, 1/8 rye bread roll with butter
L: Falafel sandwich, hummus, 1/4 chicken shawarma sandwich; 1 scoop ice cream cone
T: 1 cup of tea with half-and-half
D1: 30 blueberries, 1/2 banana, porridge
D2: pointed cabbage with onion, 2 fried eggs with bacon, 1 slice of whole spelt bread with butter
D3: orange, 3/4 apple, banana, 1 teaspoon of chocolate hazelnut spread

Moving
Rest day
11.000 steps
Progress comes with plateaus, frustrations, setbacks and lack of motivation at times.
Failure comes from quitting during those times.
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Post by Sammybunny711 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:28 pm

You are a steppin' machine!!! You go you!
Height: 5'4"
Highest BMI: 34.3
Current BMI: 33.4
Goal BMI: 21.5-23.2 range

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Re: stickwithit check-in

Post by stickwithit » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:36 pm

Thank you, Sammy!

Weight: 75.4 kg
Sleep: 7 hours

Eating
B: 2 carrots, cucumber, tomato; zucchini with onion; lentils, tofu, flaxseed oil, 1 apple slice, 1 1/2 bananas, 1 teaspoon chocolate hazelnut spread
L: lunch at a Mexican restaurant: 1/3 bowl of chilli con carne, 3/4 serving of pepper corn fries, 1/5 sweet chili chicken cheese tostado, 1/2 piece of Reese's peanut butter cheesecake
D: 2 carrots, cucumber, tomato, pickles; red cabbage; lentils, tofu, flaxseed oil, 1 1/2 slices of whole spelt bread with butter; 1 banana, 2 teaspoons chocolate hazelnut spread

Moving
CrossFit
8.500 steps

In the afternoon I felt really tired but went to CrossFit class anyway. 

Later I thought the tiredness must have come from the greasy food with meat and no veggies that I had had for lunch.

What a difference from the way that I usually eat - and feel! - nowadays!
Progress comes with plateaus, frustrations, setbacks and lack of motivation at times.
Failure comes from quitting during those times.
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Re: stickwithit check-in

Post by Sammybunny711 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:14 pm

Your food journal is always chock full of healthy stuff! I'm so impressed!
Height: 5'4"
Highest BMI: 34.3
Current BMI: 33.4
Goal BMI: 21.5-23.2 range

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Monday, week 5

Post by stickwithit » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:22 pm

Thank you, Sammy!

Weight: 75.7 kg
Sleep: 7.5 hours

Eating
B: as usual
L: as usual
D: tofu, tomato paste, pickles, 2 slices of whole spelt bread with butter, big bowl of muesli, 3/4 banana, 1/2 soft pretzel with small bits of cheese and butter, 3 tablespoons soy yogurt

Moving
CrossFit
7.300 steps

This afternoon I was on the verge of buying ice cream, cake and the like. I was hungry hours before my usual dinner time and had forgotten that I could just have a tea with half-and-half.

So I had a very early dinner in the afternoon and ate more than necessary.

Afterwards I felt like eating more. But when I took a walk with my daughter an overweight lady walked right in front of us.

That got me thinking: Is eating more now, just because I want to, worth it to me if being overweight is the price I have to pay?

So I stopped eating for the day.

What do I do if I feel the urge to eat cake and ice cream and sweet stuff tomorrow? Any advice?

Thank God we don't have it in the house (we ran out of chocolate hazelnut spread yesterday), otherwise I would have probably eaten it today.
Progress comes with plateaus, frustrations, setbacks and lack of motivation at times.
Failure comes from quitting during those times.
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Re: stickwithit check-in

Post by automatedeating » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:20 am

That's great that you recognize that you may face that same temptation feeling.
I suggest that you have very delicious meals planned for tomorrow, and eat more than you might normally.
and..... keep anything tempting out of sight and stay out of the stores. :-)
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 stickwithit » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:04 pm

Too tired to post at the moment.

I am tired of the situation already. No playdates, playgroups, sports groups anymore. Even outdoor playgrounds have been shut down. 

To make matters worse, it looks like they might give orders for people to stay indoors soon.

Had two red days this week. Back on track now.
Progress comes with plateaus, frustrations, setbacks and lack of motivation at times.
Failure comes from quitting during those times.
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Re: stickwithit check-in

Post by automatedeating » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:57 am

Hugs, Sticky. :cry:
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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Sunday, March 22

Post by stickwithit » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:40 pm

Thank you, Auto. Hope you are doing well!

Eating
B: raw, pickled and cooked vegetables, beans with sweet corn and canned tomatoes, tofu, flaxseed oil
L: raw, pickled and cooked vegetables, beans with sweet corn and canned tomatoes, tofu, flaxseed oil
D: soy yogurt, rolled oats, almonds, fruit

Moving
Rest day
17.100 steps (Quite the rest day!)

Had a few rough days, feeling better now.
Progress comes with plateaus, frustrations, setbacks and lack of motivation at times.
Failure comes from quitting during those times.
- Adam Gilbert

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Re: stickwithit check-in

Post by automatedeating » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:27 pm

So glad to hear you are beginning to feel 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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