GabbyGirl2'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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GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:40 pm

Today so far I have had two slices of toast with PB&J. Not the best breakfast but it's what I wanted. I posted on the general discussion list that I was depressed over yesterday's semi-binge. Today is a new day! It's the first day of my check-ins.
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Re: GabbyGirl's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:27 pm

My screen name is actually GabbyGirl2.

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Re: GabbyGirl's Daily Check-in

Post by Whosonfirst » Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:49 pm

GabbyGirl2, I'm probably a bad person to tell you how to do this(since mine has been messed up for a couple years). But if you go back to your first message, and press the edit sign(I think it's a pencil/eraser), you should be able to go onto your top line, and retype the log title to GabbyGirl2, then hit the submit button. Hopefully somebody more computer savvy than me can chime in. If that fails, maybe message REinhard, but he's sometimes slow to respond. Hope that helps.
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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:05 pm

I think that worked. Thanks!

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by Whosonfirst » Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:15 pm

GabbyGirl2 wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:05 pm
I think that worked. Thanks!
Now if I could only fix mine, LOL.
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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:28 pm

Whosonfirst - wow, only 7 pounds to go! I am 180 and goal weight is 155.

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by Whosonfirst » Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:57 pm

GabbyGirl2 wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:28 pm
Whosonfirst - wow, only 7 pounds to go! I am 180 and goal weight is 155.
Well before NoS it was one time at 255-260, but probably around 225 when I first joined here. You can get there, one step at a time.
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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by pinkhippie » Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:44 pm

Hi GabbyGirl2!

Glad you decided to start a check in! Welcome. :)

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:56 am

The members here are very pursuasive!

For a midmorning snack I had 4 squares of graham crackers. Lunch was a bagel with Smart Balance and some potato salad. Dinner was a stuffed baked potato, grapes, and a 1/2 cup of walnuts (spread out over an hour). I also had two glasses of wine.

After dinner I got a call from my older brother. He said that my sister-in-law is now officially a hospice patient at the VA hospital where she has been for a couple of weeks. She has end-stage MS. The phone call was after dinner so for once I didn't start emotional eating. Small victories.

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by automatedeating » Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:59 am

So sorry to hear about your SIL.

But thrilled you have a daily thread here now. :-) Bring it, girl!
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1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
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3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:06 am

Thank you!

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:24 pm

I noticed that most members do not post exactly what they are eating, but that is where I most need accountability. So for now I will post what I am eating. :)

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Post by automatedeating » Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:15 pm

I've been posting my meals for 7 years. :-)
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8/14-24.5
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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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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:30 pm

Great!

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by pinkhippie » Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:17 pm

I post not only my meals, but my thoughts and feelings about each one. lol! But really, I find it great to keep myself aware. There are actually times I will think of eating something, but then think, but then I would have to post it in my check in... so I don't eat it. It's not like a harsh thing, its more when I am not hungry and it would be a mindless nibble. Auto is my meal posting inspiration!

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:04 pm

When you post, do you have to scroll all the way down to find the last post, or is there an easier way?

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:02 am

I am having difficulty with not snacking. The seconds and sweet stuff I think I have down. The urges I have to snack are usually not because I'm really hungry; they fill a psychological need. I am going to keep working on it! I said elsewhere that I wanted to incorporate healthy snacks, but I keep feeling like I'm cheating. All I have to do is think about a particular food, and I'm off to the kitchen.

6:30 - two scrambled eggs with cheese, 1 piece of toast
10:00 - 6 graham cracker halves, milky tea with 1 tsp sugar
12:00 - sandwich with deli chicken, apple
3:00 - grapes
6:30 - linguini with creamy dill sauce and broiled salmon
7:00 - 1 glass of wine

You can see that I had two snacks. I have read that many members have fruit between meals, but I want to be pure vanilla before making a mod. I may not be able to. The graham crackers were probably not a good idea ; they should have been eaten with a meal. I guess the scale will tell. That's another issue; how often to weigh.

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Post by Whosonfirst » Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:20 am

GabbyGirl2 wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:02 am
I am having difficulty with not snacking. The seconds and sweet stuff I think I have down. The urges I have to snack are usually not because I'm really hungry; they fill a psychological need. I am going to keep working on it! I said elsewhere that I wanted to incorporate healthy snacks, but I keep feeling like I'm cheating. All I have to do is think about a particular food, and I'm off to the kitchen.

6:30 - two scrambled eggs with cheese, 1 piece of toast
10:00 - 6 graham cracker halves, milky tea with 1 tsp sugar
12:00 - sandwich with deli chicken, apple
3:00 - grapes
6:30 - linguini with creamy dill sauce and broiled salmon
7:00 - 1 glass of wine

You can see that I had two snacks. I have read that many members have fruit between meals, but I want to be pure vanilla before making a mod. I may not be able to. The graham crackers were probably not a good idea ; they should have been eaten with a meal. I guess the scale will tell. That's another issue; how often to weigh.
If you go to the Daily Check In page, where you're currently listed down four lines, go to the right hand side of your line, just to the right of GabbyGirl2, is a little diagonal arrow, click on that and it will take you the last post. Weighing is a personal issue, many on here like to weigh every day(mornings or same time every day); I personally only weighed myself once a week in the beginning. As I progressed, it was maybe once every few weeks. Then it became every few months or at a doctor visit. I had a saying on my old signature line that said, "I do a BMI check by looking in a mirror." I can tell by how my clothes are fitting, and looking in a mirror, if I'm making progress, or regressing.
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Post by GabbyGirl2 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:16 pm

Thank you - it worked! I have a closetful of clothes I can't wear yet. I keep trying to lose enough weight so I can wear them. I have high hopes for No S. A therapist once told me that the average size for women in the US is 14. I do not wish to be thin, I just want to fit comfortably in the 14's that I I have, without the dreaded elastic waist!

Current weight: 180
Goal weight: 155

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:09 pm

Enjoyed the S day! Tomorrow I'm going to try my best to stick with three meals and no sweets, snacks or seconds. Pure vanilla. Where did the term vanilla for No S come from?

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by pinkhippie » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:12 am

Sounds like you have good realistic goals for yourself, and I think that works really well with No S. I can't remember where the term vanilla came from...

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by automatedeating » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:44 pm

Yeah, I wonder who first called it "vanilla"! :-) Probably in the early days, when it quickly became apparent that everyone was finding their own mods.
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3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:11 pm

I am on track to having a vanilla day. The only thing I haven't done is put each of my meals on one plate; I am doing "virtual plating". The things I am eating really don't go together. If I make it to dinner it will be my first good N day!

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:25 am

B - 2 slices toast with PB&J, orange juice
L - leftover pasta with salmon, 1/2 c. walnuts, 1 1/2 glasses
wine
D - V-8 juice, bagel with Smart Balance, lasagne

This was my first real N day! I am so relieved that I was able to do it. No sweets, no snacks, no seconds.
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Post by GabbyGirl2 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:30 am

Forgot to add 1/2 glass milk with dinner.

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Post by ladybird30 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:22 am

One thing I found very helpful was dishing out the whole meal at once.
It may not all go on one plate, but it is a habit I have stuck with.
When I do have seconds occasionally, they register as seconds. I like to
have a definite end to the meal. It has helped to put an end to my previous habit
of post meal eating and eating and eating....
Three meals a day - not too little not too much, but just right

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:30 am

Thanks, ladybird30! I'll try it.

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Post by healthyskillz » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:59 pm

CONGRATS ON YOUR FIRST N DAY!!! See, you can do it! I use small bowls or saucers to separate my nuts or fruit I have with my lunch (I don't like when it touches the other food). But I set out all before I sit down to eat.
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Post by GabbyGirl2 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:27 pm

Thanks, healthyskillz! I'm on track to have another N day today!

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by Soprano » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:43 pm

Congratulations on your n day, now you know you can do this...

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Post by GabbyGirl2 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:45 pm

Thanks!

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Post by GabbyGirl2 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:22 pm

B - oatmeal with raisins, 1 piece toast, OJ
L - grilled cheese sandwich, graham crackers, wine
D - V-8, potato salad, tuna salad, cherry tomatoes

This is the second N day. It's not totally easy, but it's easier than I thought it would be. I did have a few times when I wanted a snack, but I wasn't hungry yet, so I didn't indulge. One very small moment of resentment that I couldn't eat whenever I wanted to, but it didn't last. On my way!

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Post by automatedeating » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:25 pm

great day!
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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;
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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by pinkhippie » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:05 am

Congratulations on your second N day!

I know what you mean about resentment. If you try to look at it like it's not that you are not "allowed" to snack or have sweets, but that you are choosing this way of eating to feel better and have a better relationship with food, it may help. I think mindset is almost everything when it comes to changing the way we eat and sticking with it.

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:01 am

I have a long history of starting new diets, and then quitting at the first sign of difficulty, boredom, resentment, etc. I think this time is different, because there's no counting calories or having forbidden foods. I know it will be slow but it's the best of what's out there.

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Post by Soprano » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:57 am

Well done and yes do stick with it, you will have a failure at some point but the important thing is to note mentally what happened and carry on.

This is one of the easiest ways to lose weight but more importantly develop good healthy eating habits.

I've just read the Pioppi Diet, I was interested in the health points made as it is written by a British heart specialist. Good evidence to support 3 meals a day.


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Post by GabbyGirl2 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:48 pm

I looked up the Pioppi Diet and it sounds like the Mediterranean Diet, which I would like to follow along with No S. I had quadruple bypass surgery in 2012 at the age of 58, so I should be following a healthier diet anyway.

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Post by Whosonfirst » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:43 pm

GabbyGirl2 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:48 pm
I looked up the Pioppi Diet and it sounds like the Mediterranean Diet, which I would like to follow along with No S. I had quadruple bypass surgery in 2012 at the age of 58, so I should be following a healthier diet anyway.
Maybe pick one and stick with that. Don't even bother looking up other diets once you've decided. Keeping a clear mind works to keep us focused when trying to change a lifelong habit. I've been a lifelong workout nut, and about 15 years ago, started to simplify my workouts and equipment being used. Some of it had actually contributed to two or three surgeries, while the fault was mine. On other forums, guys are constantly looking to buy the new "hot" piece of equipment or fancy monitors, phone apps for their workouts, etc. When I became sort of a minimalist on a lot of my habits, it gave me piece of mind, and focused on what's important. Okay, I'll get off my soapbox now, LOL.
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Post by GabbyGirl2 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:55 pm

I have a pretty good motorized treadmill on the lower level of our house, with cable TV right in front of me, but I'm not motivated to use it. In fact, I hate it. Exercise is very difficult for me, except for water aerobics. They just started it again at my local rec center, but I couldn't make it today. Thanks for the advice! You can get on your soapbox any time.

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Post by Soprano » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:08 pm

I wouldn't start following a diet at this stage perhaps just note some of the healthy options like reducing processed food to start with.

3 meals a day no snacks needs to be firmly in place :)

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Post by GabbyGirl2 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:19 pm

Thanks, Soprano - I actually meant that I would just incorporate the foods recommended by the Med Diet into the 3 meals, no snacks, and not follow the diet per se.....
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Post by GabbyGirl2 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:26 pm

B - 3 small pepperoni/cheese slices, bagel, OJ
L - tea with milk and 1/2 tsp. sugar, tuna salad sandwich, potato salad, apple, wine
D - 2 tacos, graham crackers, milk

Today in the afternoon I had a couple of moments of really wanting a snack, but I resisted. I'm really noticing how many times that happens during the day. It's been purely psychological, nothing to do with true hunger. I want to scramble those neurons and form new pathways in my brain. I actually had stomach growls before lunch.

Today is my third consecutive N day.

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by automatedeating » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:20 am

When I became sort of a minimalist on a lot of my habits, it gave me piece of mind, and focused on what's important.
Bravo for this who's!!

And congrats on your continued green week, Gabby!
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8/14-24.5
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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 GabbyGirl2 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:17 pm

Thanks - on target for another one today...don't know what's for dinner yet...

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Post by GabbyGirl2 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:12 pm

B - oatmeal with raisins, coffee with milk, OJ
L - tea with milk and 1/2 tsp. sugar, english muffin with taco leftovers, graham crackers, wine
D - carrot and raisin salad, cottage cheese, bagel

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:39 pm

I forgot to say.....4th N day.

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by pinkhippie » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:02 am

Go Gabbygirl!

You are doing so great!

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Post by Soprano » Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:04 am

Well done, I really believe you'll do your 21 days :)

You got this

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:01 pm

Thanks, pinkhippie and Soprano! It's so great to be cheered on! It really helps.

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Post by GabbyGirl2 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:14 pm

Today was my first water aerobics class at the rec center since the virus hit. It felt so good to be back in the pool. There were only six of us. They only started classes on Tuesday. The class I take is at the deep end of the pool, 3 times a week at 8 AM. I' ll figure out something for the other 2 days; maybe my treadmill. I haven't exercised since March, but I feel motivated now with No S. :)

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by healthyskillz » Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:10 pm

Coming back to your thread a couple of days later and you already have a green streak going on, that's great!
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Post by GabbyGirl2 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:55 pm

B - bagel with PB
L - tuna salad sandwich, carrot and raisin salad
D - bowl of chili w/cheese and sour cream, bagel, wine

5th N day, plus exercise.

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by automatedeating » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:14 am

Nice work, Gabby! What do you think helped you start to find this stride...? Has it been different food choices, learning to push through a bit of hunger, or just.... it's the right time?
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: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:10 am

Thank you! I guess I have felt so trapped in the obsession that I was willing to try anything other than another diet. No S sounded so simple. I still wonder if I will actually lose weight, but that's because I'm cynical after 50 years of dieting. I have diabetes and a past bypass operation, so those are also incentives. Losing some weight will help those conditions, especially diabetes. I don't want to end up with some awful complication. Last but not least, I am tired of wearing pants with elastic waistbands!

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by automatedeating » Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:54 pm

I think I've shared with you that I have prediabetes, and I can concur that the health motivator is much more of an incentive than weight loss!
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3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:52 pm

Very true. I had prediabetes for many years before I developed the real thing, but didn't pay enough attention. I have heard that you can ward off full-blown diabetes if you do the right things, like keep your weight down. Hope you're smarter than I am!

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by Whosonfirst » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:47 pm

GabbyGirl2 wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:55 pm
B - bagel with PB
L - tuna salad sandwich, carrot and raisin salad
D - bowl of chili w/cheese and sour cream, bagel, wine

5th N day, plus exercise.
Nice going! I just bought a bag of blueberry bagels.
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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:02 am

I love bagels. The blueberry ones are great! I had a cinnamon-raisin one.

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by pinkhippie » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:08 pm

Looks like you are doing great!

I just bought cinnamon raisin bagels myself. :) Not sure if I will get one before my kids eat them all though...

Good luck today!

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:09 am

B - 2 cinnamon-raisin bagels (yum)
L - 2 slices brown bread, apple, wine
D - V-8, 3 soft bean tacos

6th N day, plus 2 S days, equals 8 days on habit! If you're reading this, please read my No S thread about being depressed on S days. I have decided to treat S days like N days except with a couple of treats.

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by automatedeating » Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:08 pm

Gabby - do you wear a CGM or just rely on fingersticks for measuring your glucose? And I can't remember if you mentioned whether or not you take insulin?
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3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:06 pm

I rely on fingersticks to monitor blood glucose. I am not on insulin, at least not yet. Unfortunately, I don't check as often as I should. There's a little denial going on, but my A1c is pretty good at 7.5. My doctor is pleased with it.

Well, you more experienced No S'ers told me it would happen, and it did: I had an unplanned snack today, so it is a red day. I knew exactly what I was doing. As I was buttering the bread, I said to myself, "Self, you know you are about to have a red day", but the robot took over. This is the point at which, on other diets, I would throw the whole thing out and quit, but I AM NOT GOING TO QUIT!!! No S is a great program and I am going to continue tomorrow. The 21 days will just have to wait.

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by automatedeating » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:54 pm

Hey that's so great that you don't have to be insulin. Will your doc prescribe you a CGM? I love mine!
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8/14-24.5
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3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:31 am

I don't know if he will or not; my older brother has one and he loves it.

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:11 pm

:( A second red day! :( I think I know what happened: I divided my breakfast into two parts: pre- and post-exercise, and I thought that was non-compliance. That's all it took. Please help!

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by pinkhippie » Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:49 pm

I dont know... I know some members divide their meals when necessary but because its the size of a regular meal they still count it as compliance. I myself often divide my lunch into two on class days because my class is at noon. Highly inconvenient. I have half my lunch at 11:30 so I don't get lightheaded during class and then have half my lunch after class at 1:30. That works well for me and I don't count it as a red day.

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:39 pm

Thank you, pinkhippie - that is reassuring. I suppose I could eat an apple or a little yogurt before going to the pool for an 8:00 class, because I am famished when I get up, and then eat the rest of my breakfast after the class. Thanks again!

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:38 pm

B - sesame bagel with cream cheese, OJ
L - PB&J sandwich, apple
D - stir-fried chicken and vegetables, wine

I'm back on track after some Red behavior. Feels good. A few moments of temptation, but they didn't derail me.

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:39 am

B - shredded wheat cereal, milk, cheese, banana, OJ
L - 2 sliders, wine, grapes
D - chicken, mushroom, and spinach lasagne

Wow, it took two hours to make that lasagne. I'm worn out! I don't think I'll be making that again. Although, my husband really liked it. I liked it, too, but did not have seconds! Two N days.

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:08 am

B - sesame bagel with cream cheese, coffee with milk
L - slider, garlic bread, potato salad, OJ
D - sesame bagel with butter, leftover lasagne

Boy, I need to lay off the bagels! I put the scale back in the closet today. I hung a pair of nice black Dress Barn pants on the closet door, and I will try them on periodically to see if they fit. When they easily do, that will become my goal weight!

As I have said before, I am a diabetic. My older brother, who has a more severe case than I do, told me that snacks throughout the day help keep your blood sugar consistent and stable. I researched this on google and found that the American Diabetes Association recommends 4 - 5 small meals a day. So, I don't think that I'll be doing pure vanilla No S. I can, however, handle no sweets and no seconds. This mod makes me feel better about how hungry I get between meals.

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by oolala53 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:26 am

Do what seems to make moderation systematic for you, but know that we have had some type 2 diabetics here that found that after a period of adjustment, they did just fine with not snacking. The biggest problem with snacking is it means you have to be willing to cover less of your meal plates or use very small ones. But your health trumps all. Sending you strength!

Hope it's okay if I say if I had blood sugar issues, I"d be extremely cautious with flour and sugar, no matter what No S says. At my age, the fear of what could happen-stroke is my big fear- would dampen the attractiveness of them, especially since I've worked so many other starches into the mix. But they sure are convenient to get in this culture and just about any culture!
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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:01 am

Thank you, oolala53! I appreciate your feedback.

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by automatedeating » Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:53 am

Hey girl, how are you doing?
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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:07 am

Not well. I'm not sure if I want to continue with no s. I'm considering IE.

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by Soprano » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:42 pm

Have you followed IE before?

I found it useful for a while I did lose weight and did learn that nothing was off the menu. I also learned that a lot of what I thought were treats I didn't like the taste of.

However at times it took too much mental effort to decide if I was really hungry or what I wanted to eat. I did regain the weight lost and more.

My advice read a few books on it. Paul McKenna was quite useful but try stick to the 3 meals in the week and practice ie at the weekend :)

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by GabbyGirl2 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:31 am

Thanks, Soprano. Yes, I have practiced two programs that are like No. S, but with different names (Breaking Free From Compulsive Eating, or something like that, and Overcoming Overeating). I have a long history of going on diets or programs, becoming resentful of the restrictions, and then chucking them. I don't know where that comes from, but it happens over and over and over again. No. S has fewer restrictions than many, but it still has some. I have been paying much more attention to hunger signals rather than time of day. I'll stick to IE for a while and see how I do. I also will adopt a way of eating that is more in line with my diabetes, which is not going well right now. Thank you again for your response, I appreciate it.

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Re: GabbyGirl2's Daily Check-in

Post by Soprano » Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:01 am

There is a raft of information about controlling diabetes with low carb and intermittent fasting. It's my belief that small adjustments can have big impacts on our health.so not necessarily a need to go keto or 24 hour fasts. Just consistent better habits will help.

Good luck

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