*** July Challenge ***

No Snacks, no sweets, no seconds. Except on Days that start with S. Too simple for you? Simple is why it works. Look here for questions, introductions, support, success stories.

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Bean&Sprout
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*** July Challenge ***

Post by Bean&Sprout » Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:41 pm

1 - :mrgreen:
2 - :mrgreen:
3 - NWS Day
4 - S Day
5 - S Day
6 - :mrgreen:
7 - :oops: Small fail. I was virtually plating dinner, and I failed at it because I ended up too full. Met up with friends, though, after the fail, and didn't use the minor seconds fail as an excuse for an added sweets/snack fail.
8 - :mrgreen:
9 - :mrgreen:
10 - :mrgreen:
11 - S Day
12 - S Day
13 - :mrgreen: A much more successful virtual plating experience. If anything, I was a little bit hungry at the end. I was quite pleased that I didn't over do it.
14 - :mrgreen:
15 - :mrgreen:
16 - :mrgreen:
17 - NWS - Vacation.
18 - S Day
19 - S Day
20 - :mrgreen:
21 - :mrgreen:
22 - :mrgreen:
23 - :mrgreen:
24 - :mrgreen:
25 - S Day
26 - S Day
27 - :mrgreen:
28 - :mrgreen:
29 - :mrgreen:
30 - :mrgreen: A bit of funny business after dinner. I made a pasta salad for a work potluck, and had a few bites as I was figuring out seasoning. I had quite a bit of space on my dinner plate left, so I'm sticking with a green day. It's not a practice I want to make a regular habit.
31 - :mrgreen: I made it through the potluck today with one full, but not embarrassingly so, plate.
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eschano
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Post by eschano » Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:18 am

I'm with you Swuddly! Ha! After 21 green days a bit of a :oops: period.

1 - Special S-DAY - last work event of the "year" (we work in academic years because of a summer break) at a fantastic Italian restaurant
2 - :oops: oh dear, had 3 dates after dinner. Not a massive fail but still.
3 - :oops: not a great start into July but next week will hopefully be different. I had 1/3 of a cannoli after lunch.
4 - S Day - went spinning
5 - S Day - out and about with DH's cousin and her daughter so quite active.
6 - :mrgreen: Finally!
7 - Special S-Day as it is my husband's birthday
8 - :mrgreen:
9 - :oops: - day at home sick - tooth problems so ate ice cream and it helped
10 - :oops: - day at home sick - same as yesterday
11- S Day
12 - S Day
13 - :mrgreen: YAY!
14 - :mrgreen:
15- :mrgreen:
16- :mrgreen:
17- :oops: Office temptations
18- S-Day - spinning
19- S-Day
20- :mrgreen:
21- :mrgreen:
22- :mrgreen:
23- :mrgreen:
24 - NWS Day - office day out
25 - S-DAY - Spinning
26 - S -DAY
27 -
28 -
29-
30 -
31 -
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Bean&Sprout
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Post by Bean&Sprout » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:08 pm

Ooh! Enjoy your day, eschano!

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Post by eschano » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:24 am

Thank you Swuddly! It was great and a tame S day. 2 small butter cookies and seconds for dinner.
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Post by oolala53 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:49 pm

July 1
eating G
exercise G (3+ hours gardening)
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
Age 65
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
Jan/12-26.8
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
Mar/18 22.2

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

jcourtney
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Post by jcourtney » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:51 pm

Here we go again :D

1 - S Day - probably could have been a N day but I gave myself the S because it's a holiday here in Canada - Happy Canada Day!!
2 - :mrgreen:
3 - :mrgreen:
4 - S Day
5 - S Day
6 - :mrgreen:
7 - :mrgreen:
8 - :mrgreen: I'm giving myself the green even though one of my virtual plates was probably on the too large side, my intentions were good and I believe that I still helped form good habits
9 - :mrgreen:
10 - :oops: went camping and it was sooo hot that I was 2 sugary vodka coolers in before I realized what I was doing! oops!
11 - S Day
12 - S Day
13 - :mrgreen:
14 - :mrgreen: I was grumpy and I SO wanted to cheat last night but I didn't!
15 - :mrgreen:
16 - :mrgreen:
17 - S Day - had a "me" day at home without my family and indulged in a few treats :)
18 - S Day
19 - S Day
20 - :mrgreen:
21 - :mrgreen:
22 - :mrgreen:
23 - :mrgreen:
24 - :mrgreen:
25 - S Day
26 - S Day
27 - :mrgreen:
28 - :mrgreen:
29 - :mrgreen:
30 - :mrgreen:
31 -
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Post by jcourtney » Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:08 pm

Are there only 3 of us doing this? How is everyone feeling?

Bean&Sprout
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Post by Bean&Sprout » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:25 pm

Hi jcourtney! Thanks for checking in with us. It's a small group this month.

I'm doing well. I was home all last week with my daughter on vacation, and kept it all green, with one planned Special S day. This was HUGE for me. The general structure of my work day makes it fairly easy to stick to the plan. I was nervous about being home, within just a few steps of my pantry all week, should I get bored and feel like a nibble.

It's been a busy month--the 4th of July holiday, two weddings on back-to-back weekends, and this weekend a trip across the state to see my best friend and her family.

I've decided to only weigh once, at the start of the month, so I don't know how I'm doing by that particular measure, but I'm feeling good, and happy with the habits I'm building.

How are you?

Eschano, is your mouth feeling better? Dental difficulties are no fun.

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Post by eschano » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:17 pm

Hello!

Sorry I didn't update until now. I am at one of my worst months yet but no WTH effect and sometimes my fail was something like 1 single sweet so I'm actually feeling fine :)

A better start this week!

Swuddly, I agree that being at work makes things a lot easier. My mouth is thankfully fine! It did throw me off a bit, mainly as feeling sorry for myself always leads to old habits of super-craving chocolate, ha!, but now I'm all good again :)

How about you jcourtney?
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jcourtney
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Post by jcourtney » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:20 pm

Good for you staying on track while at home. I am awful at that. Since I work Mon-Fri the habit part of brain seems to think that if I'm home during the day, I can eat whatever I want. Still working on that.

My month has been pretty good. One red day and one planned S day. I haven't weighed in but I feel like I'm losing weight. I wanted to give myself a few solid months to form some habits and let my S days calm down before I played the head game of letting myself step on the scale.

Keep at it everyone! :)

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Post by eschano » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:27 pm

jcourtney wrote:Good for you staying on track while at home. I am awful at that. Since I work Mon-Fri the habit part of brain seems to think that if I'm home during the day, I can eat whatever I want. Still working on that.
Lol, I am exactly the same! Glad it's going well for you otherwise.
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tacodiscos
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Post by tacodiscos » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:30 pm

Since I started a few days ago, I'd love to do this next month!! It's great!!
Start date: 7/21/15, apx 180lbs
2/5/16, -16lbs, 164

Bean&Sprout
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Post by Bean&Sprout » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:40 pm

tacodiscos, you're welcome to jump in now, if you'd like. :)

eschano & jcourtney--me, too! I wonder what that's about, really. The seedy underbelly of habit, perhaps? :wink: That's why I was so pleased (surprised? shocked?) that I made it through the week. My plates were a little less health-focused than normal, but they were still just single plates. :)

I'm with you on the head game of the scale. That's the main reason I'm only weighing monthly.

I'm glad you've sorted you chocolate craving, eschano.

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Post by tacodiscos » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:43 pm

My first No S ... So starting further in!
I'm also doing a daily update on the other board w/more comments.

July 21- :mrgreen:
July 22 - :mrgreen:
July 23 - :mrgreen:
July 24 - :mrgreen:
July 25 - S day
July 26 - S day
July 27 - :mrgreen:
July 28 - :mrgreen:
July 29 - :mrgreen:
July 30 - NWS Day (gave blood)
July 31- :maureen:
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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:10 pm

tacodiscos - under the Emoticons there is a blue hyperlink to 'View more Emoticons' the little green fella is in there (hiding!)
I love Everyday Systems :3

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