~~~~~~~May 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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~~~~~~~May Challenge~~~~~~

Post by osoniye » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:24 am

I think this is going to be a great, green month for us in NoS!

8) :roll: :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: 8)8)
8) :roll::roll::roll: :roll::mrgreen: 8)
8) :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: 8) :roll: 8)
8) :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: 8) :mrgreen::mrgreen:
:mrgreen: 8):mrgreen:

May 6 is a NWS day for me- a Mothers' Day tea at my mom's new retirement place.
Decided to make 19th NWS so I could enjoy some sweets @office.
Traded a Thurs (26th) for a Sat NWS day (28th)
Also trading 29 for 30th
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-Sonya
No Sweets, No Snacks and No Seconds, Except (Sometimes) on days that start with "S".

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Re: ~~~~~~~May Challenge~~~~~~

Post by RAWCOOKIE » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:44 pm

:) :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::oops: :)
:) :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :)
:) :oops::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: :cry: :)
:):mrgreen: :mrgreen::mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :)
:) :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

my reds are really SMALL deviations from the Habit - I'm being uber-strict!
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Post by LeannaRW » Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:00 am

May ~ strict compliance.

8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :oops:
:oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8)
8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: 8)
8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :oops: 8)
:oops: :oops:
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Re: ~~~~~~~May Challenge~~~~~~

Post by Merry » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:28 am

osoniye wrote:I think this is going to be a great, green month for us in NoS!
I'm hoping so too! We'll see. Last two months we've done a lot of visiting with family, and I'd like to have a month with no red days :-).

:) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :mrgreen:
:) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :mrgreen:
:) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) :mrgreen:
:) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :)
:) :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by MaggieMae » Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:34 pm

Vacation this month. No rules that week, but will definitely try to not go overboard.
8) :oops: 3 4 5 6 8)
8) 9. 10 11 12 13 8)
8) 16 17 18 19 8) 8)
8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
8) 30. 31 :oops:
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Post by osoniye » Sun May 01, 2016 11:19 pm

Welcome everybody!
May starts with an S day. How great is that?!
-Sonya
No Sweets, No Snacks and No Seconds, Except (Sometimes) on days that start with "S".

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Post by Traci0829 » Mon May 02, 2016 12:28 am

I'm going to keep joining these challenges until I get this. Cheers to May!! I will do this.

:D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :? :D
:D 09 10 11 12 13 :D
:D 16 17 18 19 20 :D
:D 23 24 25 26 27 :D
:D 30 31
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Post by oolala53 » Mon May 02, 2016 3:40 am

update below
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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.

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Post by nettee » Mon May 02, 2016 7:54 am

-------------------------8)
:mrgreen: - :mrgreen: - :mrgreen: - 8) - :mrgreen: - 8) - 8)
:mrgreen: - :mrgreen: - :mrgreen: - :mrgreen: - :mrgreen: - 8) - 8)
:mrgreen: - :oops: - :oops: - :oops: - :mrgreen: - 8) - 8)
:mrgreen: - :mrgreen: - :mrgreen: - :mrgreen: - :? - 8) - 8)
:mrgreen: - :oops:

Joining in for May - let's make it a good month :D

I have added a :? Symbol for a not perfect day that didn't go crazy.
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Post by osoniye » Fri May 06, 2016 2:45 pm

~~Bump up~~

Getting to the end of the first week of May...
Not too late to join in if you're interested!
-Sonya
No Sweets, No Snacks and No Seconds, Except (Sometimes) on days that start with "S".

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Post by SpiritSong » Fri May 06, 2016 3:11 pm

Thanks for bumping! I missed the initial post.

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

Ending up taking Cinco de Mayo as a NWS Day.

5/10 - Had a bad day and was going to go red, but after a plate full of food, I was done and just overdid it with the red wine instead.

5/14 - Found the key to no red days is to declare them NWS-Days. Hey, it's not cheating until I have more than two. :twisted:

5/16 - Okay, had no excuse for behavior so a red day it is.
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Post by oolala53 » Sat May 07, 2016 12:43 pm

update below
Last edited by oolala53 on Mon May 09, 2016 10:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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.

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Post by osoniye » Sun May 08, 2016 11:37 am

Good to see lots of green first weeks of May!
Go us!!
I appreciate all of you on this thread. It really helps me to see that we're all in thus together, taking it one green day at a time.
Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there!!!
-Sonya
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Post by oolala53 » Mon May 09, 2016 10:55 pm

update below
Last edited by oolala53 on Sat May 14, 2016 10:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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.

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Post by osoniye » Sat May 14, 2016 4:16 pm

Glad you see you hanging in there!!
"Welcome" to anyone else who wants to join, middle of the month!!
-Sonya
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Post by oolala53 » Sat May 14, 2016 11:01 pm

8) G G G R G/r 8)
8) G G G R G 8)
Y 16 17 18 19 20 Y
Y 23 24 25 26 27 Y
Y30 31

Update Saturday, 5/14. Worked in enough vigor to satisfy me for a G yesterday. Daily step average 6,250. Woops, lower than last week. Oh well. Fell prey to mindless eating of pretzel sticks this week. Second week in a row. Hmm. Might banish them for awhile.

Early May declaration: Going more for exercise than eating, namely all N days do 11 minutes minimum Shovelglove-type vigor; 14 minutes is ideal

The small r on Friday 5/6: "crashed the car" eating on Friday AFTER "denting" it at teacher's buffet. Felt I needed to record that, even though I'm not doing this to track eating.

WEEK 1 step average 6873 as of Friday night;
not counted in steps: went to African dance class Friday night, about 2 hours in honor of birthday of one teacher (but we don't all dance every minute; we take turns in lines of three or four. got plenty sweaty; lots of HIIT)
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.

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Post by osoniye » Thu May 19, 2016 9:00 pm

Good job, everyone, we're 2/3 of the way through May already!!
-Sonya
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I'm new

Post by cocobea » Sun May 22, 2016 4:06 pm

So just getting ready to start tomorrow. I'm pretty thrilled to see this thread and hoping this is something that will continue for June? Also green day and red day and yellow day, I think I get it, but could someone explain? Thanks!

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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Sun May 22, 2016 6:30 pm

Hi! the red, yellow, green comes from the HabitCal - have you checked that out? There's a hyper-link to it at the top of this screen, under Everday Systems - if you scroll down that screen it's all explained there.

Quick explanation:
Red means you've 'failed' on a week day by having Sweets, Snacks or Seconds
Yellow means it's an 'exempt' day either because it's a weekend day, a Special day, or perhaps a Sick day
Green means you've 'succeeded' on a week day by having No Sweets, No Snacks, No Seconds.

People in this thread use different yellow emoticons to symbolise different things - so it can be less that clear. But the quick explanation above is how the HabitCal works.

Hope that helps! and, yes, it will start again with a new June thread ;)
I love Everyday Systems :3

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Post by Merry » Mon May 23, 2016 12:16 am

cocobea wrote:So just getting ready to start tomorrow. I'm pretty thrilled to see this thread
Just wanted to say welcome!
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ok

Post by cocobea » Mon May 23, 2016 1:29 pm

Got it! That's what I thought, but the differing emojis threw me off a bit. Thanks for clearing it up and for the support!

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Post by osoniye » Wed May 25, 2016 10:35 pm

Coming down the home stretch...
-Sonya
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Re: ~~~~~~~May Challenge~~~~~~

Post by kaalii » Fri May 27, 2016 9:03 am

this was my may so far...

8):mrgreen::mrgreen::roll::roll::mrgreen:8)
8):mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:8)
8):mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:8)
8):mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: 8)
8):mrgreen::mrgreen:

i dont remember what other failure was but one was an ice-cream i bought myself and my son... no regrets, i still remember how delicious it was...
let's see how the whole may will turn out to be...
and i will try to make the june all green and special...
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Post by osoniye » Mon May 30, 2016 2:31 am

Just 2 more days... lets keep up the good work!!

If anybody wants to kick off the June challenge thread, feel free! (I think my use of the eye-roll emoticon for Red days might be confusing, as the first entry. Heh, not that I expect to have any red days in June, mind you!)
-Sonya
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Post by MaggieMae » Tue May 31, 2016 12:56 am

I totally bombed this month! Glad to see so much green on here! I'm encouraged by all of you! It's even encouraging to see that there are a few slip ups. It reassures me that I'm not the only one who has red days, and that it's possible to just mark it and move on! I'm looking forward to starting fresh in June.

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Post by Merry » Tue May 31, 2016 4:44 am

MaggieMae wrote:I totally bombed this month! Glad to see so much green on here! I'm encouraged by all of you! It's even encouraging to see that there are a few slip ups. It reassures me that I'm not the only one who has red days, and that it's possible to just mark it and move on! I'm looking forward to starting fresh in June.
Yup, just mark it and move on! I really wanted to have a good month this time, as I'd had 3 red days each of the last two months & it ended up slowing my losses a bit last month. But I find it really freeing to realize, it's just a day off track (whether by accident or on purpose), and we can dust off and try again.
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Post by SpiritSong » Tue May 31, 2016 9:34 am

I was a "four No-S days a week" person in May instead of five. So I have that to work on in June. Hey, before April 6, I was a zero No-S days a week person. :roll:

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Post by Merry » Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:32 am

SpiritSong wrote:I was a "four No-S days a week" person in May instead of five. So I have that to work on in June. Hey, before April 6, I was a zero No-S days a week person. :roll:
Hey, that's progress then! See ya in the June thread! You can do it!
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