********** December 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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********** December Challenge ***************

Post by RAWCOOKIE » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:23 pm

OK - here we go! December, Xmas, New Year ............ the trick is to DECIDE IN ADVANCE which will be the S days/extra S days. I've put the dates in to make it clearer (?) - I'm taking an extra on 11th as I've been invited to a pre-Xmas supper, and of course Xmas Day itself.

22.12.15 - emergency revision of plan (says SHE who said the trick was to decide in advance! sorry!) I have a meal out with family at a restaurant on 23rd - and I hardly ever see them - so I'm making 23rd one of my extra S days as well!)

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7th - a sad face rather than a blush - I had to cover an extra shift at work and ended up not getting home until 11pm - I got 'caught' between two meals - and ate a 'snack' between lunch and dinner. It was savoury - and I kept dinner light.
17th - extreme stress at work - I chose to eat a bag of cheese & onion crisps at my afternoon tea-break. Same as 7th really - a savoury snack between lunch and dinner.
31st - I underestimated the emotional weight of New Year's Eve! cookies and chocolate were consumed!
No medal for me this month - three reds on the HabitCal = no medal. Still - it was Xmas and I'm not unhappy about the result
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Post by Mustloseweight » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:36 pm

S days will be 25 December & 28 December (dear daughters birthday).

I am doing the orthodox 'sometimes' S days. So I choose not to have weekend S days unless it is absolutely a pudding after Sunday lunch to die for. One such pudding will be Christmas pudding which I have adored since forever.

Really value the chance to start afresh at the start of each month. Thanks for doing this cookie.
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Post by moderatemeals » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:28 am

Hi -
I
l'll join the challenge though I always seem to struggle but maybe this time is the charm!

My S days are the 24th & 25th. My other main goal is not to binge on the S days.

-moderatemeals

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- Ugh two bad days due to holiday events but marking it and moving on instead of giving up!
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Post by LeannaRW » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:37 am

Yes, thank you RAWCOOKE for getting December started for us. In addition to Christmas, I have 3 other birthdays in December (my son's on the 26th and two of his children, 28th and 31st)! Yes, it is a tough month! (My father's birthday was in December too, the 27th). Anyway, I will probably celebrate the grandkids' birthdays but not my son's. I like your Emoticons system Cookie, I think I will give it a try too.

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Post by osoniye » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:13 am

OK, I'm in. I may decide to add another NWS day, we'll see.

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Trading Sat the 12th for Tues 15th as an S day, because of a good friend's 70th birthday!
Decided to keep 13th green and use the S day for whenever I need it- kind of a "get out of jail free card"! Freely floating S days don't work for me (too much flexibility), but trading has worked in the past. (I wound up using the saved S for some Christmas cookies on the 17th!)
A happy end to the month. Only 3 red days, which I consider great given all the travel!
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Post by lpearlmom » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:07 am

Okay I'm in ! It's good to be Jewish I guess. :D I'm not taking any extra s days as we'll have our big Hanukkah celebration on the weekend anyway. Oh except New Year's Eve !

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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:27 pm

Great to see you all joining in - and defining the extra S days - I'm sure this will help.

I too am aiming to PLAN my S day eating (except perhaps Xmas Day) so that I don't have any days where I just eat nutritionally dead food all day!
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Post by NoelFigart » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:26 pm

Okay, my S-days are weekends.

My NWS days are Christmas, and New Year's day. (All my parties are on the weekends, anyway, so I'm all good there.
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Post by gingerpie » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:55 am

I'm in again.
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Post by nettee » Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:40 pm

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Hello, this is my first full month on NoS. Thanks for the welcome Rawcookie. I am going to keep my NWS days to Christmas Eve and Christmas day. I have an evening do at a wedding on New Year's Eve so not sure about that but will go for it anyway. Lots of School events to work around but it will be fine!

whoo hoo! The first week has gone to plan! And so has week 2 :)
Back on the case with a good start to week 3 8) 8) first big fail on 16th - oh well back on the horse. Week 4 starting well - only 3 N days to do before a 4 day break :-)

Feeling better that my red days are becoming surrounded by green. I have decided New Year's Eve evening will be an S event.

4 S days in a row - around Christmas - all done now and hoping I can get back on the saddle with 3 N days and an S event day. Woohoo - 3 N days done and an S event tomorrow. All sorted for the month. Roll on January.
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Post by MaggieMae » Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:51 pm

Today is the last day of the year. I did NOT achieve bronze status this month, but I think I kept enough green days to prevent weight gain. I'll check tomorrow. Happy New Year every one!

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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:38 pm

Of course you can join in Nettee - it's open to anyone who wants to join in :)

Great to see everyone deciding what their Non Weekend S days are going to be.
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Post by Merry » Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:17 am

Great idea! Here's my month:

30 1 2 3 :) 5
:) 7 8 :) 10 :) 12
:) 14 15 16 17 :) 19
:) 21 22 23 :) :) 26
:) 28 29 30 31

2 extra S days on the 9th and 24th will be evening only (parties)--normal N days otherwise. My regular S days are Fridays and Sundays.
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Post by clarinetgal » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:30 am

Okay, I'm jumping in late again, but I'm in. :D

9. Fail. (Time to really work on establishing these habits)
10. S night (Thursday is my S night)
11. Fail
12. Fail
13. Fail
14. Success! :D
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Post by FarmerHal » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:02 pm

I'm in! I'm starting today the 9th,
I am going to do a linear calendar if you don't mind:

December
1: :oops:
2: :oops:
3: :D
4: :D
5: 8)
6: 8)
7: :oops:
8: :oops: :evil:
9: :D
10: 8)
11: :D
12: 8)
13: 8)
14: :oops: December is hard! Two pb cookies fresh out of the neibors oven
15: 😁
16: 😕
17: 8)
18:😕
19: 8) too much snacking on chips. Stressful week dealing with heart palpitations. No excuses. I feel lousy having snacked! Do better tomorrow
20: 8)
21: 8)
22: 8) Dr visit for palpitations, bloating. Dr said must exercise and lose weight.
23:
24: 8) The following days still NO snacking, maybe 1 sweet, no seconds!!
25: 8)
26: 8)
27: 8)
28: 8)
29: 8)
30: 8)
31: :D

Not too terrible. Battled the hiatal hernia symptoms and heart palpitations from that which both make me feel like absolute crud, but despite that did decent :)
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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:09 pm

:lol: You are free to do whatever you want - whatever works best for you :)
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Post by medimus » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:02 pm

I'm in too
1 :oops: 2 :oops: 3 :oops: 4 :oops: 5 :D 6 :D
7 :mrgreen: 8 :oops: 9 :mrgreen: 10 :mrgreen: 11 :mrgreen: 12 :D 13 :D
14 15 16 17 18 19 :D 20 :D
21 22 23 24 25 :D 26 :D 27 :D
28 29 :D 30 31 :D

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Post by tobiasmom » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:29 pm

I am in mid-December! My only planned NWS days are Christmas Day and New Years Day.

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20: S DAY
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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:43 pm

Yay! Nice one Tobiasmum!
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Post by Queenie » Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:31 am

I'm just starting the No-S. I love challenges and will jump right in.

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Post by osoniye » Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:01 pm

Looks like many of us had some reds, but we made it through!! It was a month with so many food landmines.
I'm thrilled to have kept it to 3 red days, and wish everyone a successful and Happy New Year!
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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:18 pm

I agree - we made it through! Happy New Year!
:D
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