* * * 21 day 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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* * * 21 day challenge * * *

Post by ~reneew » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:03 pm

21 day challenge

I challenge you to do 21 successful (green or yellow, no red according to habitcal) days in a row. If you succeed, you get to declare your success to the world on the "21 day club" thread and on here!

This is for anybody who needs encouragement and daily accountability. We will all keep tabs on each other. Think of this as your own little cheering section.
* Only post your progress once at the top and edit that first post until you get to 21. It's easier to skim-read and find each other.
- Please re-read that last one, some people don't get it.
- This challenge is meant for all of us to give support, so let's try hard to do that.
- Anyone can start whenever. The more ~ the merrier!
- Good luck and have fun with it!
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Post by ~reneew » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:05 pm

I'm in, and I get to cheat because I started early. :wink:
March
13 not even tempted. I feel strong.
14 tempted but strong!
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16 very tough, but tomorrow is S!
17 b-day and WAY over the top. I feel sick.
18 not quite as drastic. Had an eye opener today. :cry: (see daily)
19 Mondays are as tough as Fridays, and I did it!!! I did it! Yea me!
20 whew close one! twice I had a snitch up to my lips.
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22 very tempted! I kept repeating that it wasn't even an option. I really want to at least do one whole perfect week. Fridays are the worst! But I have a plan! :wink:
23 so far and I feel like going to bed at 7:45 just to avoid food. ug. I'm full right now but want to munch, just because I have time to watch a movie. Maybe I'll crochet! :idea:
24 not too bad!
25 fairly good! I'm treating them like regular N days with a bit of forgiveness, and it seemed to work. :wink:
26 The weekend went really well!!! I feel so pumped that I thought about fasting today. I always want to run ahead and be the hare... Patience :roll: It seems to be getting easier! Really!27 yea!
28 I've set the cruise control...
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I did it!!! Yea me!!! I can't believe it! What is the most amazing is the way that the habit feels. I rarely even feel tempted on N days! Honest! I forgot that it can happen!

Thanks everyone for your great support. I honestly couldn't have done past day 2 without this!!
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Post by ~hf » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:23 pm

I'm in. I'm counting Saturday and Sunday as my first two days since it's impossible to blow an S day.

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Post by ZippaDee » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:44 pm

Yes! I need this. I'm in! I started my personal 21 day challenge last Monday, so I have a head start too. :wink:

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Perhaps I should start over again since I have an extra yellow day mixed in with my N Days on this 21 day stint. Debating on that. I feel like I should have all green with just my normal S days to be in the 21 club. What do ya think? I do fee like a birthday for my immediate family constitutes an S day though. :wink:

:mrgreen: OK...I DID IT! THAT'S 21 DAYS!!!!!! See ya on the April Challenge thread!
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NICHOLE'S MARCH CHALLENGE

Post by Nichole » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:57 pm

I NEED THIS! I want to go off sweets cold turkey. I will put plus signs for the days I exercise. I have 3 planned S Events.


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Post by CMThib82 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:00 am

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Post by MerryKat » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:28 am

I'm in! I have been muddling along and pretty stable, but need to tighten up and get going again.

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I am camping with the family for the last 5 days of my 21 but that is fine, I am allowing myself 1 treat a day - either snack or sweet.

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Post by gk » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:57 pm

Don't know if we're starting another thread for April, but thought I'd just start over here. Got pretty side-tracked in March. Gonna try to make April a nice clean, green month.

Modified No S - 3 meals w/at least 1/2 plate veggies/fruit, 1 small healthy snack, and 1 sweet per day (no more than 1/2 cup low-fat ice cream). No S Days (weekends), except for major holidays and my birthday.

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Post by oolala53 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:39 pm

Yesterday, Mar. 20, was the first day of spring, so this is great timing.
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Post by NoSnacker » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:24 pm

Glad to see this 21 day challenge..I have joined your challenges in the past..I have been missing in action..but like Oolala said, great to start..


Start March 19

Day in:
3/19 1 - Green
3/20 2 - Green
3/21 3 - Green
3/22 4 - Green "self debated, but fought it off :)
3/23 5 - Green ate dinner really late, so the urge to binge was not there :)
3/24 6 - S Day S Day NOT gone wild - 1 treat
3/25 7 - S Day S Day NOT gone wild 1 treat, 1 snack
3/26 8 - Green Had the battle of the URGE, well I strangled it dead in it's tracks..and won the battle!
3/27 9 - Green
3/28 10 - Green Blueberry covered goat cheese finds a spot on my plate at dinner, like a palate cleaner..yummy.
3/29 11 - Green Didn't feel like binging at all a good sign...
3/30 12 - Green
3/31 13 - S Day (ate 2 meals and the rest of the day was permasnacking, it was not worth it and I did not miss any of the stuff I ate... :( yuk)
4/1 14 - S Day
4/2 15 Moving over to the April Challenge
4/3 16
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4/5 18
4/6 19
4/7 20 - S Day (great for an S day, I have a b-day party to go to, yes cake here I come)
4/8 21 - S Day
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Post by KL » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:03 pm

Yay for a 21 day challenge. :) I just finished 21 days yesterday so this will keep me accountable for the next 3 weeks.

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22- Success
23 - Success
24 - Exempt
25 - Exempt
26 - Success
27 - Success
28 - Success
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2 - Success Carrying over to April Challenge
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I will be on vacation from March 24 - April 8 so this is such great timing.
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Post by ~reneew » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:56 pm

I'm seeing lots of greens! Thanks guys, you're really motivating me! If you flub, try again. That wasn't saying it is okay to flub... well, you know what I mean! :roll:
The strictness seems to really be the key. This works when I actually do it. Hmmm... go figure.


~hf - how are you doing?

ZippaDee - such control! Only one week left!

Nichole - lots of plus signs! When are you due?

CMThib82 - hard to write that name. :roll: Update us! We care!

MerryKat - how are you doing?

gk - Saturdays and Sundays are S days and yellow and fine! You're doing great!

Oolala53 - update us!

NoSnacker - nice control!

KL - great start!
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Post by lbb (Liz) » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:13 pm

I'm jumping on this 21 day challenge. I went from almost making it the whole 21 days, but with 2 reds.
So it's Monday. What a better time to start.
I'll jump on this too!
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Post by KL » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:37 am

Thanks reneew for starting this - you're helping lots of people be accountable - such wonderful support. :D

Yay for us - yay for No S with no debate :!:
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Post by NoSnacker » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:33 am

reneew...you are doing awesome...keep up the battle, take it by what ever you want to call it and beat it into submission..

ya, i'm on a mission this time...a fighting mission for my life..

hang on to your victory and fight a good fight..

we fight every single day..maybe over time the enemy will flee from us..

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Post by ~reneew » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:26 pm

Oh I'm fighting! This time around I was at an all-time high, my 16 year old son looked at my dish of cake with double frosting and told me I was killing myself with such sincerity I choked, and I know that this whole last year was a waste of time because I never got seriously strict. This diet works if you do it! :shock:
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Post by gk » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:48 am

KL wrote:Thanks reneew for starting this - you're helping lots of people be accountable - such wonderful support. :D

Yay for us - yay for No S with no debate :!:
I second this! Thanks reneew!!!
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Post by ~reneew » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:05 pm

You're helping me as much or more as I'm helping you!

I couldn't get more than a day green before... I have hope! :o I want to keep going. It's getting easier! :wink:

Keep going everyone! You can do it if you are strict and firm with yourself!
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Post by KL » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:15 pm

One plate, two plate, three plate - GREEN :mrgreen:

(inspired by Dr. Seuss)!
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Post by Nichole » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:22 pm

I've had two red days, including today! But doing much better overall. My weight gain is steady. Now if only I wasn't so tired.
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Post by ~reneew » Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:46 pm

They have mounds of food upon thars. :wink: (thinking of the star-bellied sneeches.)

Anyway... Nichole! Nichole, Nichole! I've been there 4 times sweetheart! I know you have too. Take care of yourself! Nap! I fell asleep driving when 9 months pregnant with our first. I rolled to a gentle stop at the "dead end" (cemetary) at the end of our street. God sure was with me then, and sent me a message. (Falling asleep and off the couch the week before didn't do it.) Pamper yourself! How long do they expect that you have??? Notice I didn't say "when are you due?" Because when the day comes, if baby isn't ready yet...
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Post by Nichole » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:04 pm

~reneew wrote:They have mounds of food upon thars. :wink: (thinking of the star-bellied sneeches.)

Anyway... Nichole! Nichole, Nichole! I've been there 4 times sweetheart! I know you have too. Take care of yourself! Nap! I fell asleep driving when 9 months pregnant with our first. I rolled to a gentle stop at the "dead end" (cemetary) at the end of our street. God sure was with me then, and sent me a message. (Falling asleep and off the couch the week before didn't do it.) Pamper yourself! How long do they expect that you have??? Notice I didn't say "when are you due?" Because when the day comes, if baby isn't ready yet...
LOL! Oh, I'm due August 13 with our baby boy, Benjamin Matthew. 20 weeks to go! I go to bed so early -- 8 pm all this week! Forget cross stitching or watching TV LOL! Getting home, playing with Rachel, bathing her, then making dinner seems to take all my energy. :/ I take my walks while at work.

That really is scary about falling asleep while driving!
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Post by Sweetness » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:10 pm

Didn't realize this thread was here because I don't often check the General discussion boards. Thanks for starting it Renew! Thanks No Snacker for telling me about it! Looks like we have a good group!

I started a 21 day challenge on Tuesday March 13 and got to day 14 with only greens and yellows, then the next day was Tuesday of this week, I failed. So I started over and I'm on day 4 today. ( :mrgreen: means success any yellow smiley for S days or Special days.)

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29: :mrgreen: day 2
30: :mrgreen: day 3
31: :D day 4 Was a good day, but I sure ate a lot!!
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2: MOVING OVER TO THE APRIL CHALLENGE
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Post by Sweetness » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:37 pm

Zippa dee, Of course you can have an extra yellow day on a 21 day challenge! You are there tomorrow! I read Reinhard's example and I'm sure he had an NWS day.

Congratulations!!! :mrgreen:
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Post by ~reneew » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:39 am

ZippaDee wrote: Perhaps I should start over again since I have an extra yellow day mixed in with my N Days on this 21 day stint. Debating on that. I feel like I should have all green with just my normal S days to be in the 21 club. What do ya think? I do fee like a birthday for my immediate family constitutes an S day though. :wink:
I forgot to reply to that! Sorry... Definite S day, legal in all respects. Besides... you're almost there and you don't want to mess with your head now!
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Post by NoSnacker » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:36 am

Sweetness so glad you could join!

reenew - will you be starting another thread? I know it seems we are all on different days, I still have a few left before my 21 days is over and I start another.

This is great..like to see how everyone is doing.

Maybe for the next one..we might want to include perhaps stopping by each other's post and giving a "Atta Girl" or "Hang in there", etc. etc. If people want to of course.

What do you think?
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Post by butterfly1000 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:27 pm

Going to try. Will allow myself a fruit or yoghurt on days that I'm really having trouble (I know I won't abuse these and it might help not to eat something high calorie).

April

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GOING TO MOVE THIS TO THE APRIL CHALLENGE
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Post by ~reneew » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:36 pm

I'm going to start a monthly challenge again... then we can choose to either do 21 or whatever you wish. When you complete this 21, join me there, or do both, or whatever you want. If you really want to do the 21 and keep trying, I'll still be here for ya! I hope we all make it!!!
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Post by Sweetness » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:34 am

I'm going to work on being really strict about one plate, or at least "virtual plating" this week. I have always had a tendency to eat too much at each meal, and to put too much on my plate. Once it's on the plate, its hard for me not to eat it all. Mom made us clean our plates. Growing up, there were rarely any leftovers at suppertime. If you didn't get it on your plate the first time the dish was passed, chances are it would be gone. My brother was a competitive swimmer, they eat and burn lots of calories. So I tended to serve myself a very healthy portion, which resulted in my eating more than I needed.

I plan to use the smaller 8 1/2 inch plates unless the meal includes at least half fruits and veggies, then the 10 inch will do.

Have a great week everyone, and go for the GREEN! :mrgreen:
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Post by ~reneew » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:30 pm

Yea zippadee! You did it!
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Post by ZippaDee » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:18 am

CONGRATS RENEE!!!!! :D :D
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Post by Sweetness » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:57 am

Reneew, you did it!!! yeah for you!!! Woo hoo!!
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Post by ~reneew » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:41 pm

Thanks guys!!! I have hope now.
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Post by ~reneew » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:20 pm

Is anyone still trying here?
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