Aprilsparrow 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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Post by Aprilsparrow » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:58 pm

So last Sunday I really hurt my back. I've been in pain for a whole week now. I went to see a chiropractor and she told me about the importance of not being overweight. So I went home feeling depressed wanting to have a snack and I told myself "NO!" I am ready to do what it takes now to be a success at the NO S Diet. A mini goal I have is to try completing the NO S Diet until Christmas Day! Kind of like a Christmas gift to myself.

1. 11-25: Success!
2. 11-26: Success!
3. 11-27: S Day Wedding Anniversary
4. 11-28: S Day Thanksgiving
5. 11-29: Success!
6. 11-30: S Day Saturday
7. 12-1: S Day Sunday
8. 12-2: Success!
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Post by automatedeating » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:02 am

Sometimes doctors can end up just discouraging us. Moderation is good for the body, and the slow(er) weight loss is sustainable, and better for your health in the long term than rapid weight loss that doctors may applaud. NoS fits this perfectly. I love that you consider it a Christmas present to moderate your eating! Merry Christmas!
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 (struggling but not sure why)

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Post by eschano » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:15 am

Well done for resisting that snack and for picking yourself up. You can do this!
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Post by Aprilsparrow » Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:16 am

Day 2 Another successful day! The next two days are N Day's. with my husband and I celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary and Thanksgiving the next day. After reading the No S Diet book. I understand the importance of not snacking and do not plan on doing this even on No S Day's. Feeling great! :)

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Post by automatedeating » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:08 am

My husband and I celebrated our 14th anniversary this year too! Congrats, marriage is never easy, but I think in most cases it's worth the effort. :)
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 (struggling but not sure why)

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Post by Aprilsparrow » Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:28 pm

automatedeating wrote:My husband and I celebrated our 14th anniversary this year too! Congrats, marriage is never easy, but I think in most cases it's worth the effort. :)
Thank you and congratulations!! I know marriage is the most wonderful experience in the world but also the most frustrating at times. :) When did you celebrate your 14th Wedding Anniversary?

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Post by Aprilsparrow » Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:44 am

Day 5: Still doing great! Enjoyed dessert on our Anniversary and Thanksgiving without any regret. I have a cold right now so I am not feeling great. Enjoyed a nice cup of chicken noodle soup for lunch. :)

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