**********February 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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**********February Challenge ************

Post by osoniye » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:12 am

Well, I'll kick this off a little bit early, as I have a good internet connection today, and the rest of January is S days anyway!

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

I'm planning on a late Valentine's Day candy thing with the office, so will take the 16th as a NWS day, and keep the other one flexible.
Wishing everyone a good, green February!
Virtual plating for lunch on 1st, but I'll still consider it green.
Quiet weekend, the 13-14 so decided to save the 2 S days for whenever I want to take them. (That proved to be a good idea!)
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-Sonya
No Sweets, No Snacks and No Seconds, Except (Sometimes) on days that start with "S".

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Post by Traci0829 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:50 am

Trying again! Hoping one day I will make it through a challenge!!!

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Post by tobiasmom » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:16 am

I'm trying again too! I gave up mid-month last month 😝 I really want to make it the whole month! This is the shortest month anyway, right?! 😜😜😜. A few reds are ok. I just want to make it through the entire month ON No-S, period!

1: GREEN!
2: RED!! 😝
3: GREEN!
4: GREEN!
5: RED!! 😝
6: S DAY!
7: S DAY!
8. RED! 😝
9. RED! 😝
10. RED! 😝
11. RED! 😝
12. RED! 😝
13. S DAY!
14. S DAY!
15. GREEN!
16. RED! 😝
17. RED! 😝
18. RED! 😝
19. RED! 😝
20. S DAY!
21. S DAY!
22. GREEN!
23. GREEN!
24. GREEN!
25. GREEN!
26. GREEN!
27. S DAY!
28. S DAY!
29. GREEN!
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Post by LeannaRW » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:11 am

I'm in! :D
Eating ONLY from my plate of food

1 Fail
2 Success
3 Fail
4 Success
5 Success
6 S-Day
7 S-Day (Bad! REALLY BAD!) I must learn moderation!
8 Success
9 Fail (Grrrrr!)
10 Success
11 Fail
12 Success
13 S-Day
14 S-Day
13 S-Day (No binging)
14 S-Day
15 Success
16 Success
17 Fail
18 Fail
19 Success
20 S-Day (No bingeing)
21 S-Day (No bingeing)
22 Success
23 Success
24 Fail
25 Success
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Post by Merry » Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:39 am

I guess I should get on the ball and think about February! I know that the 19th will be an S day here (my son's birthday), but I really need to see what's coming up for the month! Thanks for the reminder!
Homeschool Mom and No S returnee as of 11-30-15.
2 years and counting on No-S.
29 lbs. down, 34 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:51 am

This feels like New Year #2! I'm planning on starting to work the 2 days-a-week juice, with the No S: that will be 3 N :mrgreen: days, 2 J :P days, then the normal S :D days at the weekend. What a nice 'neat' month - starting on a Monday! I was going for Gold! but looks like I might achieve a Bronze! uh oh! cancel that - 25th Feb - was another RED - oh well! I ended the month by having supper with a friend that involved a sweet - but, it was a lovely supper and well worth it!

:mrgreen: :P :mrgreen: :P :mrgreen: :) :)
:) :roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :)
:mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :)
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :) :)
:oops:

8th was our town's Feast Day - and irregular eating was the order of the day!
9th is dubious - it was sort of OK, sort of not - I ate some halloumi & grapes whilst I was cooking, and had 3 Ryvita and cream cheese after dinner - like a dessert course - guess it was red really...... damn. I'll put it as red on my HabitCal - but a rolling eyes here because it was just silly.
Valentines Day falls on a Sunday - which is just perfect! 8)
Pancake Day is on Tuesday 9th - will have to just make breakfast pancakes for an N day!
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Post by MaggieMae » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:31 pm

My goal is to decrease my red days from6 to 4. Not a lofty goal, but I'm being honest. I don't have any NWS days but it's my last month at my job,so I'm sure there will be a celebration/ farewell thingy at some point.
SU MO T W TH F SAT
:arrow: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :oops: 8)
8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :oops: :oops: 8)
8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :oops: :oops: 8)
8) :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: 8)
8) :oops: Wow, look at all that RED! Disgraceful. March is going to be my month!
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Post by Damaris » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:48 pm

Hi there!

Off to my second month of NoS. Have a great February everyone!

01. :mrgreen:
02. 8) family birthday
03. :mrgreen:
04. :mrgreen: The weekend is getting closer!
05. :mrgreen:
06. 8)
07. 8)
08. :mrgreen:
09. 8) travel
10. :mrgreen:
11. :mrgreen:
12. :mrgreen:
13. 8)
14. 8)
15. :mrgreen:
16. :mrgreen:
17. :mrgreen:
18. :mrgreen:
19. :mrgreen:
20. 8)
21. 8)
22. :mrgreen:
23. :mrgreen:
24. :mrgreen:
25. :mrgreen:
26. :mrgreen:
27. 8)
28. 8)
29. :mrgreen:
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Post by Merry » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:18 am

So, do most people come back and edit their posts to show how the month is going? I think I missed that aspect last time!

Here's my plan:

:arrow: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :mrgreen:
:) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :mrgreen: :) :mrgreen:
:) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :) :mrgreen:
:) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) :mrgreen:
:) 29
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2 years and counting on No-S.
29 lbs. down, 34 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Post by osoniye » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:28 am

Hi Merry, Yes, edit the posts.

So good to see everybody getting started here this month! Let's make it a good one!!
-Sonya
No Sweets, No Snacks and No Seconds, Except (Sometimes) on days that start with "S".

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Post by Bean&Sprout » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:55 pm

:arrow: :mrgreen: 8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8)
8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8) 8) Friday was just an S event. We had a sitter and went out for an early Valentine's supper.
8) :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :oops: :oops: 8)
8) :oops: :oops: :oops: 8) :oops: 8)
8) :mrgreen:
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Post by osoniye » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:38 am

Looks like February is off to a good start for everybody!
Glad to see all of you here posting. We're in this together!
-Sonya
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Post by osoniye » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:08 am

I hope everyone is having a great Wednesday!
I like to keep bumping this up, so people can see it. (It's never to late to join in!)
-Sonya
No Sweets, No Snacks and No Seconds, Except (Sometimes) on days that start with "S".

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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:34 am

bump - half-way through the month - how're y'all doin'?
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Post by tobiasmom » Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:26 am

I had a poor first half of the month but plan to finish strong 😀
Military wife and homeschool mom of two boys, 11 and 6
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Re: February

Post by Merry » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:14 am

tobiasmom wrote:I had a poor first half of the month but plan to finish strong 😀
Go for it! Great Green on Monday, keep it up. You can do it!
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2 years and counting on No-S.
29 lbs. down, 34 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Post by Merry » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:08 am

LOL that the red emoticon says "oops!" I did our state taxes today. The format makes the federal ones seem so much easier/more intuitive! Anyway...I gave in to an "oops" day today.
Homeschool Mom and No S returnee as of 11-30-15.
2 years and counting on No-S.
29 lbs. down, 34 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Post by oolala53 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:42 pm

I feel like I've done well, though I haven't been keeping good records, and what I've done well on are changes I've targeted that aren't No S. In some ways, I've traded success on those for failures on No S, but I see the trend is in the direction I want. I've also done better with exercise this month.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
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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.

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Post by Merry » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:16 am

oolala53 wrote:I feel like I've done well, though I haven't been keeping good records, and what I've done well on are changes I've targeted that aren't No S. In some ways, I've traded success on those for failures on No S, but I see the trend is in the direction I want. I've also done better with exercise this month.
Good for you! :)
Homeschool Mom and No S returnee as of 11-30-15.
2 years and counting on No-S.
29 lbs. down, 34 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Post by osoniye » Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:06 am

Glad to see everyone here, posting!
Let's finish well!
-Sonya
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Post by osoniye » Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:09 am

We're aaaaaalmost there!
-Sonya
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Post by osoniye » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:08 am

Yay for February!
It was good to see so many of us hanging in there through thick and thin!
Onward!...
-Sonya
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Post by tobiasmom » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:09 am

I am so happy to have finished out an entire month challenge for the first time!!!! I had a good amount of reds...but happy to have finished out the month strong 😀😀😀
Military wife and homeschool mom of two boys, 11 and 6
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Re: February

Post by Merry » Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:29 am

tobiasmom wrote:I am so happy to have finished out an entire month challenge for the first time!!!! I had a good amount of reds...but happy to have finished out the month strong 😀😀😀
Look at that beautiful, strong, GREEN finish! Well done, keep up the good work!
Homeschool Mom and No S returnee as of 11-30-15.
2 years and counting on No-S.
29 lbs. down, 34 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.
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