March 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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oolala53
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March Challenge

Post by oolala53 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:17 am

Just starting up the thread. Will update with calendar later.
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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.

HeatherG
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Post by HeatherG » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:14 pm

Fresh month, new resolve. I'm in again.

milliem
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Post by milliem » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:55 pm

I'm up for the challenge! February was tricky so need to keep going with the accountability.

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Selcazare
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Post by Selcazare » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:50 pm

February was a mess for me but March will be better!

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oolala53
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Post by oolala53 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:34 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.

Dalia negra
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Post by Dalia negra » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:03 am

I'm in!

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Post by flyingpig » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:55 pm

Right, March.

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Already used one NWS-day (today, Friday 2nd). No other NWS-days planned at the mo, all my special occasions this month are on the weekend.

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noni
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Post by noni » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:05 pm

I really been needing this again to be accountable

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09: Son's birthday
"Never go back for seconds. Get it all the first time." - Garfield

oolala53
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Post by oolala53 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:13 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.

milliem
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Post by milliem » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:00 pm

Marking a NWS day for 2nd March - although it was more an S 'event' as the daytime was vanilla NoS, evening involved a celebration and dessert.

oolala53
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Post by oolala53 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:06 pm

One S event on an S day is what they are meant to be eventually anyway. (bk.p. 105) Sounds like you used it perfectly.
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.

noni
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Post by noni » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:33 pm

That is my goal: only one S event on each S day. Writing this for a bump :)
"Never go back for seconds. Get it all the first time." - Garfield

oolala53
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Post by oolala53 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:44 pm

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.

milliem
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Post by milliem » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:26 pm

oolala53 wrote:One S event on an S day is what they are meant to be eventually anyway. (bk.p. 105) Sounds like you used it perfectly.
I'm pretty good at keeping the NWS days as a single S, working on it for regular S days! This month I'm working at not perma snacking on regular S days, and keeping my S's wherever possible to meal times.

oolala53
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Post by oolala53 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:32 pm

It took me two years to finally be willing to do that. I have other issues that affect that and it's sometimes still a challenge so I instituted a further mod recently. I was hooooooked!
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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 elegantportions » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:45 pm

Update below.
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Dec 2018 Year 5 BMI = 25.8

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Post by butterfly1000 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:06 pm

I’d like to jump in even if month already started. My ultimate goal is to do Vanilla No S because for me it gets too easy to get derailed when I start making exceptions. However I don’t feel ready to do that at the moment so would like to tackle a couple of things that could help me get started on the right track. A big one is “no more solitary eatingâ€. Example no buying chocolate on way home from work and eating it in the car with no witnesses :oops:
Another one is no snacks after supper.
I hope I can stick to it. I tend to get discouraged when I just get reds and then I stop tracking. But I’ll keep trying ...

No solitary eating
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No snacks after supper
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12/13: No excuse for snacks after supper. I wasn’t hungry. Just exhausted and frustrated so a lot of emotional eating happening.[/colori]
14: Really not doing good overall with eating and exercising. Feel very discouraged. Only reason I didn’t get a red for after supper snack is because I fell asleep on the couch and went straight to bed when I woke up.
16: Finally 2 greens! :D
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Post by MaggieMae » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:08 pm

I'm late to the party! My S days this month are Saturdays and Tuesday's due to work travel schedule.

Starting Sunday11th:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8)
:mrgreen: 8) :oops: :mrgreen: :oops: :oops: 8)
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oolala53
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Post by oolala53 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:52 pm

All good, butterfly.
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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.

oolala53
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Post by oolala53 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:09 am

Bumping this up. Catch up recording when you can!
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 elegantportions » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:17 pm

Update below.
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EP
5'5" Female Age 62
Dec 2018 Year 5 BMI = 25.8

oolala53
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Post by oolala53 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:09 pm

Isn't it fun to find out you can celebrate with food during the three meals?
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.

oolala53
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Post by oolala53 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:47 am

update below
Last edited by oolala53 on Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:44 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.

oolala53
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Post by oolala53 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:44 pm

No S

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: 10 11
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 24 25
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: 28 29 30 31

S day mod fails:
3/11: ate cookie and some chocolate in the car alone after showcase.
3/12: leftover cake from showcase
3/18 package of discounted mini cupcakes decorated for St. Patrick's day.

Exercise ( One Minute minimum every day)

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops::mrgreen:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen::oops: :oops:

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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.

elegantportions
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Post by elegantportions » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:57 pm

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

15 NWS = Trip with DH to celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary. We're hiding out at a friend's house in a remote location, so shouldn't be too bad.

Yippee!!! I previously set Friday 16 as NWS day for getaway with DH. But I was able to resist the snacks & make it a bona fide N day. We even went out for dinner, and I thoroughly enjoyed 1/3 of what was served, saving the rest for other days.

I enjoyed an ok S Day on Saturday, Sunday was a little over the top but not too bad all things considered.
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Post by oolala53 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:24 am

Dang it I lost my entire calendar trying to cut and paste it so it would get bumped and someone who might need the reminder would get an email. ! With only three days to go in March! I lost the exercise part on Spark. Too many moving parts!
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.

milliem
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Post by milliem » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:21 pm

Phew well March was a bust... husband was horribly ill (six hospital visits in eight days) and the stress and weird routine led to some very not good eating. Some days I just ate two meals, some days I ate a whole cake :oops: :roll: I was also away for part of March with family and friends so had mostly a mixture of S days and failure days.

Onwards to April!

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