~~~~~October 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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~~~~~October Challenge~~~~~

Post by osoniye » Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:45 pm

Everyone ready for a great NoS October??!!

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Post by Misha » Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:31 am

I'm new and I'm in!

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Day 6: Family celebration meal. :mrgreen:
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Post by noni » Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:04 am

Here's hoping for less red this month.

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:) 03 04 05 06 07 :)
:) 10 11 12 :wink: 14 :)
:) 17 18 19 20 21 :)
:) :) 25 26 27 28 :)
:) 31

Day 12: Made cake for hubby's birthday tomorrow with too much sampling. Should have made it on our special day, instead.
Day 13: Hubby's birthday
Day 20: Wanted to eat a pumpkin donut before "sell by" date. Dry and not worth ruining an N day, but ate it anyway.
Day 24: Celebrating son's birthday
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Re: ~~~~~October Challenge~~~~~

Post by kaalii » Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:20 pm

also hoping for less reds in october... although 1/3 of it will still be on holidays in italy... hard one, but if i can somehow do it there, i can do it anywhere... :D

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12.10. - snack (6-7 pringles) during the drive back home from italy...gave the last one back to my son...

31.10. - halloween!! my favourite holiday!!
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Post by Traci0829 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:06 pm

I'm in!

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Post by Bluebell » Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:29 pm

Yes please, also new and would love to join you. How does it work? Do I make a little calendar like yours and come back each day? Thanks

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Re: ~~~~~October Challenge~~~~~

Post by RAWCOOKIE » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:03 pm

Totally! Thanks for kicking us off again!

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Hooray! Another month of No S living - so happy to have found this. Those REDS were teeny, weeny things
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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:05 pm

Bluebell wrote:Yes please, also new and would love to join you. How does it work? Do I make a little calendar like yours and come back each day? Thanks
Yes, that's the idea - you come back each day and edit the grid. If you click 'quote' on this post - then delete everything above this - then 'submit' you will have your own instant copy of the grid!

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I love Everyday Systems :3

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Post by Bluebell » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:38 pm

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7th I caved and had a square of dark chocolate and a handful of unsalted nuts.
I am pretty pleased with my first month! November here we come :D
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Post by Bluebell » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:39 pm

Done. Thanks again Rawcookie I am grateful for your support.

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Post by Misha » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:33 pm

Accidental post.

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Post by Merry » Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:29 am

Thanks for getting us set up--looking forward to October! My mom is coming sometime, not sure when yet...saving my NWS days for that :-).

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Re: ~~~~~October Challenge~~~~~

Post by bunsofaluminum » Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:35 pm

I'm in. It encouraged me a lot to see all of September lined up, after a couple of red days near the end of the month. So I'll do it for October.

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Post by oolala53 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:57 pm

I deleted my failed attempt to copy a calendar, so references below are to that.

Could people occasionally bump the thread up? That way, those who might be forgetting to come and record each day get a reminder email. (Hint" it's for me.)
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Post by oolala53 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:58 pm

Well, trying to copy and paste other calendar's didn't work. Gotta solve that one later.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
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There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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Post by bunsofaluminum » Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:56 pm

oolala, if you quote someone's whole post, then just delete what you don't want, it comes out proper.

I was glad to find that out, as I didn't want to go thru and reformat everything.

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Post by osoniye » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:26 am

Oolala, you need to put a colon directly before and after the word cool or arrow.
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Post by oolala53 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:34 am

Tried copying a whole post, but it didn't work. The formatting icons above this box have never worked for me, either.

Oh, well.

10/3 Monday red
10/4 Tuesday green
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Post by oolala53 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:06 am

Osoniye, I don't know why this worked, but it did. Thank you!

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There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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Post by osoniye » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:19 am

oolala53 wrote:Osoniye, I don't know why this worked, but it did. Thank you!
You're welcome! Glad to have you aboard here!
It's my magic computer touch! Ha! I am always insanely amused when something on a computer works for me, because it is so very, very rare.
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Post by bunsofaluminum » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:45 pm

bump

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Post by oolala53 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:15 pm

Miss you, Sonya and Misha! Bluebell, you're off to a great start. :lol: Everyone else, kudos and tx for being here.
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Post by Merry » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:35 pm

oolala53 wrote:Miss you, Sonya and Misha! Bluebell, you're off to a great start. :lol: Everyone else, kudos and tx for being here.
Thank you too! Good week for you :-)
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Post by Bluebell » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:30 pm

Thanks oolala I have been unwell all week and had to take time off work, (very unusual for me) luckily I was still able to stick to my No S days as I didn't have much appetite (even more unusual😂)! And my S days coincided with feeling a bit better, so that worked out well!

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Post by ModBod » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:01 pm

I'm glad you're getting on well, Bluebell. I'm finding it's working great as a system so feeling very happy about the possibility of sticking with this. How are you finding the S days?
I'm looking to lose about 12lbs...
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Post by Bluebell » Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:07 pm

ModBod wrote:I'm glad you're getting on well, Bluebell. I'm finding it's working great as a system so feeling very happy about the possibility of sticking with this. How are you finding the S days?
Hi ModBod
S days are OK, I was worried I'd be frantic about eating but actually I'm not too bad. I definitely eat more on an S day though. We had a family celebration weekend before last and I was a bit nervous as there is always so much food around, I had a bit of a realisation towards the end of the meal that I was feeling uncomfortably full. I think this process is going be a long term project, and I also think the weight loss will take its time. But if I'm gradually able to change my relationship with food then I'll be delighted!
Hope you're getting on well.

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Post by osoniye » Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:04 pm

Thanks Oolala!
Sometimes lately the gov't shuts down the main internet networks in the country where I live, to prevent anti-them activities and communication. It's pretty tense where I am right now in that vein, tho I am safe and sound.
So if you don't here from me for a while, it's not for lack of trying!
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Post by oolala53 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:28 am

Only 10 days left in October, Challenge Team! Still time left for some impressive streaks.

Green Fridays, no matter how hard, make Saturday morning feel great.
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Post by Bluebell » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:05 pm

oolala53 wrote:Only 10 days left in October, Challenge Team! Still time left for some impressive streaks.

Green Fridays, no matter how hard, make Saturday morning feel great.
I shall bear that in mind when I am out having dinner with my friends tonight and trying to stick to one plateful of food with no dessert :D

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Post by oolala53 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:31 pm

Think about that nice breakfast you'll have instead of dessert!
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
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There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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Post by Bluebell » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:49 pm

oolala53 wrote:Think about that nice breakfast you'll have instead of dessert!
I will try! Will be a good test for me. I am already thinking about my weekend treats! :)

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Post by Bluebell » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:54 pm

I'm just checking back to report a successful evening! I offered to drive, so couldn't drink, and no-one had a starter which helped me enormously, and when my friends had dessert I had a decaf coffee. I am actually amazed that I have achieved this. Also it was a later dinner than usual for me, I lasted from lunchtime until around 8.30pm, probably quite normal for lots of you but I have surprised myself. I really enjoyed my plate of food and even made a healthy choice!
Thanks again for all the valued support on this forum. oolala I am indeed looking forward to my S weekend! :D Hope you all have a good one too. :)

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Post by kaalii » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:28 am

bump
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Post by osoniye » Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:51 am

Great job, Bluebell!!!

Let's follow Bluebell's example and enjoy our 3 plates and leave the rest!
Are people taking an S day for Halloween?
(I'm not sure... I have enough saved up NWS days to do so, if the spirit moves!)
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Post by oolala53 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:55 pm

I posted my fail on my calendar but am declaring it here, too. Boy, did it feel like it would be worth it at the time. I'm not terribly sorry, but do want these last three days of this week to be green, esp, after opening this thread and seeing Sonya's calendar so green and yellow!
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Post by Bluebell » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:38 pm

Thank you osoniye. I am so pleased this is working. Early days still for me I know, but I have a feeling that discovering NoS is going to be truly life changng!
Halloween is not a huge deal in my town so probably just a normal day for me, and my birthday very conveniently falls on this coming Saturday so I don't need to build in an extra S day!
Good luck everyone with the last few days of October and thanks again to everyone for their kind words of support. :D

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Post by StephC » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:07 pm

RAWCOOKIE wrote: 8) :oops: :oops: :mrgreen: 27 28 8)
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Vanilla No-S + Alcohol on S-days only. For simplicity and sanity.
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Post by kaalii » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:54 pm

actually, all who celebrate halloween are done for october! :twisted:
this was my best months so far, green-days-wise!
curious about november...
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Post by oolala53 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:46 pm

Sonya, can you help me again with a November calendar?
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
Age 65
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
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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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