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***********November Challenge*****************

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:44 am
November starts here!
What are you aiming for this month? 21 day streak? me - I'm going for a Gold Medal - which means 100% compliance. This accountability system works well for me - if it works for you - join in!

:arrow: :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:D :D :D

30th is an extra S day for my birthday!

Wooo Hoooo! I've got my Gold Medal! SO PLEASED with myself :D

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:55 pm
by Skelton
I'm in.
My goal is a 21 day vanilla No S streak.
Never managed one yet and I've been No S'ing for a few years now.

I don't get the opportunity to post every day, so won't use the day by day format that I see here, but I'll update when I can. I'm also going to start to use Habit Cal again as I did find it helpful previously.

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:45 pm
by r.jean
I totally failed the October challenge which was basically to just get back to tracking Reds and Greens. I will be trying again this month and report how it went at the end of the month (with random updates during the month).

Nov 30.
I succeeded in tracking this month. I did not post every day, but I posted frequently. I did not do very well in early November but it got better as the month went along.

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:48 pm
by gingerpie
Cookie, I'm in for November and stealing your emoticon method. I feel very inspired, Hope you don't mind.

:arrow: 8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
8) 8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops:
8) 8) :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops:
8) 8) :mrgreen:

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:49 pm
not at all! I love those little emoticons all lined up in rows :D

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:42 am
by LeannaRW
Count me in! I too have never made it a full 21 days, so that is my goal for November (strict compliance). Having company so it won't be easy, but not impossible. I've been getting more lax instead of more compliant.

NOVEMBER (strict compliance)

1 8) S-Day (No bingeing!)
2 :mrgreen:
3 :mrgreen:
4 :mrgreen:
5 :mrgreen:
6 :mrgreen:
7 8) S-Day
8 8) S-Day (No binging!)
9 :mrgreen:
10 :mrgreen:
11 :mrgreen:
12 :oops: (Snacked after dinner)
13 :mrgreen:
14 8) S-Day (No bingeing!)
15 8) S-Day (No bingeing!)
16 :mrgreen:
17 :mrgreen:
18 :mrgreen:
19 :mrgreen:
20 :mrgreen:
21 8) S-Day (No bingeing!)
22 8) S-Day (No bingeing!)
23 :oops:
24 :oops:
25 :oops:
26 8) S-Day
27 :mrgreen:
28 :mrgreen:

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:51 am
by Traci0829
I'm really going to do this! Consistently checking in will be a success!
1 : S day
2 : :( made it until after dinner
3: S day: husband's birthday
4: :)
5: :)
6: :( chocolate after dinner
7: S day
8: S day
9-12: all red, but I'm not giving up! I always quit these challenges because of all my red days, but I'm being honest. I'm going for gold for the rest of the month. I love all the encouragement I see here! I know I can do this :)
14 s day
15 s day
21 s day
22 s day
26 s day thanksgiving
28 s day
29 s day

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:20 am
by osoniye
I'll try it your way, RAWCOOKIE!
:arrow: 8) :mrgreen: :oops: :oops: :P :mrgreen:
8) 8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
8) 8) :mrgreen:
8) 8)
8) 8)

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:28 am
by MaggieMae
Today is my first day on No S, so I am excited to do a November challenge! I'm aiming for BRONZE. I know that I don't have the habits formed, so I'm expecting a failure or two.

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:01 pm
by medimus
I'm going to join this challenge. For some reason I can't remember my old pasword and it won't send me the reminder, so have signed in with a new account.

The aim is vanilla No S. I really want to join the 21 day club!

1 8)
2 :oops:
3 :oops:
4 :oops:
5 :oops:
6 :oops:
7 8)
8 8)
9 :oops:
10 :oops:
11 :oops:
12 :oops:
13 :oops:
14 8)
15 8)
16 :oops:
17 :oops:
18 :oops:
19 :oops:
20 :oops:
21 8)
22 8)
23 :mrgreen:
28 8)
29 8)

I've finally managed an N day. It may seem silly, but it feel slike a major achievement right now.

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:25 pm
by HappyHiker
1. 8)
2. :oops: (8 hour drive. Forget it.)
3. :mrgreen:
4. :mrgreen:
5. :mrgreen:
6. :mrgreen:
7. 8)
8. 8)
9. :mrgreen:
10. :mrgreen:
11. :mrgreen:

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:09 am
by Skelton
I had a planned S day on Tuesday, my eating was fine with just a small piece of home baked dessert at a family celebration.
Unfortunately Wednesday was a :oops: because there was still some of the dessert left in my kitchen. Just couldn't bring myself to throw it away and ate it yesterday. Only a small amount, but next time I'll make sure to get rid of any sweet leftovers immediately so they're not around to tempt me.

Going for strict N today!

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:25 pm
by gingerpie
It was a huge help for me when I was able to relagate sweets (and chips) to the "not real food" catagory. Now I'm able to just toss leftover sweets in the garbage because "they aren't real food." It saves me a lot of will power/decision making later on that's for sure.

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:59 pm
by MaggieMae
I made it through the first week with no RED days. So far, November is going great. :D My other challenge will be not to weigh myself this month. I'm just going to focus on building the No S habit. I weighed myself Nov. 2nd, so I have a starting weight. Tomorrow is my first S day! woo hoo!

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:53 pm
by butterfly1000
I'm going to try again for the millionth time. One day at a time.
No sweets in afternoon / evening / min 15 min exercise

Tue: :( / :( / :( Not off to a good start.
Wed: :( / :( / :(

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:04 pm
by gingerpie
Butterfly, I've tried a million times as well. I've been no-sing for well over a year and I've never made a 21 day streak yet. I look at it this way: If I try I might succeed but if I don't try I'm certainly not going to succeed. Good luck :)

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:47 am
by butterfly1000
Thank you gingerpie!

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:43 am
by clarinetgal
I'm late to the party, but I think I would like to join the challenge. I need to regain control of my eating, so at this point, I'm just focusing on 3 plates a day, and no eating after dinner. Since I'm typing this after midnight, I will start today. :D

Day 1 (11th): I'm calling it a success! :D I stayed with my 3 plates, and I didn't eat after dinner! I am allowing myself a small portion of sweets for now that I either put on my plate, or virtual plate (I will tackle the sweets eventually).

Day 2 (12): I'm staying strong. 2 meals down, 1 to go. :D Ended up being a fail. :( My lunch (at Panera) made me feel so bloated, I wasn't hungry for dinner, so I didn't eat much. That ended up being a mistake, and I ate a bunch of food after the kids went to bed. I like Panera for a variety of reasons, but I'm starting to think I will have to cut it out, because it doesn't seem to work for my particular food sensitivities.

Day 3 (13): Fail. :( I stayed strong with my 3 plates during the day, but I ate at night. The struggle is real.

Day 4 (14): Success!! :D

Day 5 (15): Success! :D

Day 6 (16): Fail. :(

Day 7 (17) NWS, because it's a Bible study potluck (these only happen every few months), but I'm determined to stay fairly moderate today. Ended up being a fail. The next time my Bible study has one of these, I think I will eat breakfast first, and only get 1 small plate of treats.

Day 8 (18th): Fail. I've got to nip this nighttime eating in the bud.

Day 9 (19th): Success! :D

Day 10 (20th): Success! :D

Day 11 (21): Success! :D :D

Day 12 (22) Success! :D :D

Day 13 (23) Success! :D :D

Day 14 (24) Fail

Day 15 (25) Fail

Day 16 (26) S Day. Thanksgiving! I let myself have a free for all, and I enjoyed it.

Day 17 (27) NWS. This will be Thanksgiving part 2, with my DH's family. I will allow myself more food on my plates, but my goal is to be a little more structured today, and get back on track tomorrow.

Day 18 (28) Fail

Day 19 (29) Fail

Day 20 (30) I'm doing much better today, and I'm hoping I can call it a success. :D

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:07 pm
by clarinetgal
Definitely not the best month, but I'm glad I joined the challenge, and stuck with it! :D I will be joining the December challenge, and I'm determined to make it a better month.

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:30 am
by MaggieMae
I met my goal which was to achieve" bronze"! I only had2 red days and one nws day. Hoping to achieve the same for the month of December!

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:51 pm
Well done everyone - all our efforts are not wasted....... see you all again in December!