Healthyskillz' Check In

Counting carbs/calories is a drag. Obsessive scale stepping is a recipe for despair. If you want to count something, "days on habit" is a much better metric. Checking off days on a calendar would do just fine, but if you do it here you get accountability and support. Here's how. Start a new topic in this forum called (say) "Your Name Daily Check In." Then every N day post a "reply" to that topic as to whether you stayed on habit. A simple "<font color="green">SUCCESS</font>" or "<font color="red">FAILURE</font>" (or your preferred euphemism if that's too harsh) is sufficient, but obviously you're welcome to write more if you want. On S-days just register that you're taking an S-day. You don't have to do this forever, just until you're confident you've built the habit. Feel free to check in weekly or monthly or sporadically instead of daily. Feel free also to track other habits besides No-s (I'm keeping this forum under No-s because that's what the vast majority are using it for). See also my <a href="/habitcal/">HabitCal</a> tool for another more formal (and perhaps complementary) way to track habits.

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Healthyskillz' Check In

Post by healthyskillz » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:42 pm

I'm in it not to lose weight but to break the bad habit of binging which I have been struggling with for over 10 years.

JULY 2017
Green days: 11
Yellow (NWS): 5 (vacation)
Red: 2
Black (binge): 3

This is great considering I binged every other day November 2016! Thanks to No S and also therapy.
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Post by healthyskillz » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:28 pm

AUGUST 2017
Green days: 15
Yellow (NWS): 4 (vacation)
Red: 3
Black (binge): only 1!!!:mrgreen:

I am so happy![/b]
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Post by healthyskillz » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:37 pm

N days are going okay, but S days tend to get pretty gluttonous so I want to post my S-s here to stop them from evolving into full blown binges!

(My weekends are from Friday 5 pm till Sunday 5 pm. During the weekend I stick to my 3 meal structure so I will merely post the extras I enjoy.)

Friday
After dinner - 2 pcs of Toblerone
9:15 pm - 3 scoops soy ice cream mixed with 3 ground Ginger Nut cookies in a cone (So good!); 2 handfuls of potato chips (can't resist when Hubby is sitting next to me on the couch eating them!)
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Post by oolala53 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:49 pm

I think that separating the red days from black events is a good idea. I still binged a lot on weekends but otherwise I was 100% compliant my first three months. I felt like a success just from that. Not bingeing those 5 days a week was a godsend.

I've still never been able to get myself to record my S days.
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Post by healthyskillz » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:13 am

Yes, seperating red days from black days helps me to stop eating when I feel like a failure for not complying to No S. It was 2 weeks ago when I had a second on an N day and just gave up and ate like EVERYTHING in sight, that I realized: those moments are the most important! When I feel like I am no longer in control over the things in my life or make a mistakes, that's when I should just shrug it off and not dig myself a deeper hole, so to speak...

And about recording the S days, major step for me but reading about others who do it is a true inspiration. I am curious to see how long I will be able to keep it up, though. I have S days where I am really too embarrassed to record everything I ate....
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Post by oolala53 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:06 pm

I guess one of the ways recording keeps people from eating more IS that feeling that they don't want to see all they've eaten in writing. Or others to see it, but apparently, it works even if it's private. But it's pretty easy not to do it when it would look pretty bad, when I just want to stay in denial.
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Post by healthyskillz » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:35 pm

Yes, for me it's about being honest with myself, when I stop doing that, that's when I keep going back to the pantry getting cookie after cookie hehe :lol:

So far today (Saturday):

12pm - small cookie when we went out for coffee
2pm - second & third @ lunch: Dutch biscuit w chocolate sprinkles, small slice buttered bread w honey, pce of dark chocolate

Every weekend I am amazed with the amount of food I can eat in one sitting compared to the much smaller but still satisfying amounts on N days!

Tonight we have a potluck at friends' so let's see how that goes. I'm bringing vegan lentil rolls and maybe some fruit & salad.
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Post by oolala53 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:18 pm

For early humans, it was a blessing that they could eat in varying amounts. If they couldn't have stood getting darn full sometimes, well, we probably wouldn't be writing here or doing anything else human. The planet would just be peacefully spinning along.
Count plates, not calories. 10 years "during"
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9/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
3/18 22.2
2 yrs flux
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Post by healthyskillz » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:31 pm

Okay, so yesterday was... Well, i ate A LOT. And i didnt feel too great about it. But that's how 99% of my Saturdays have been since No S. On Friday i choose a special treat which i enjoy. When saturday comes around, well, i'll start out with regular meals but after lunch i'll have a snack anywau, now that it's allowed. A cookie here, a cookie there...

So after my post yesterday i had another 3 cookies... And as a snack/taste one of the lentil rolls i made (i was pretty full after and felt quite disgusting). That was around 4:30pm.

At 7:30 we went over to friends. With these friends we all bring food along and play games. I had 2-3 cookies and a small cake besides dinner (i didnt virtual plate bc its am s day) - soup bread raw veg. After dinner 3 handfuls potato chips. A piece of chocolate. And piece of ginger bread. :roll:

Wow i wrote it all down.

All the food didnt make me feel so good and i today i skipped breakfast and had a light lunch - not on purpose. Starting to feel more and more like a normal person.

Next weekend i will try again to enjoy my treats instead of eat as much of them as i can until i feel gross :lol: :roll:
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Post by oolala53 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:25 pm

Your Saturday is about par. Consider either not even trying to moderate S days at all for awhile OR absolutely commit to whatever limit you think would be reasonable. It's the ambivalence that drains. I can tell you from experience that saying I was going to eat less and then not sticking to it was even more suffering- and unproductive at that- than the suffering from eating too much.
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3/18 22.2
2 yrs flux
6/21 22

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Post by healthyskillz » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:35 pm

Ok so I've been doing weekly check-ins on Tumblr for a while now but I thought I'd do them on here again!

Check-in week 30
No s diet compliance (aim: 4 green): 3/5
2 NWS days. Date night: we shared tiramisu and first time dinner at inlaws since covid-19 hence dessert.

Treats (aim: max. 10): 13

Weight: 51.2 kg
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Post by automatedeating » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:42 pm

getting to see relatives after so long is definitely "S" - worthy! Hope you had a nice time with them. I got to see my in-laws for the first time this week, too.
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Post by healthyskillz » Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:32 pm

@automatedeating - Yes, it was really nice!

Today (Sunday) = a (delicious) green day. (My S days are Friday and Saturday).

B - 2 ww crackers w caprese, toast w boiled egg, coffee w soy milk
L - banana oatmeal topped w blueberries & nuts
D - cup unsweetened applesauce w some blackberries; BBQ: baked potato w radish tzatziki, raw fennel, grilled romaine w caper dressing, a ww cracker w mustard & cheese; decaf coffee w sf soy milk

And a lovely long walk w hubby :)
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Post by healthyskillz » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:12 pm

Today was an S day. We visited friends at a campsite and since we're not going on vacation, this was like a vacation day.

B - oatmeal w banana, nectarine & nuts, coffee + soy milk
(cappuccino)
L - 1/2 piece cherry chocolate cake, pb&j on ww
S - egg salad on a roll, a cracker w cream cheese
D - apple; pizza
S - a bite of a cookie

Exercise: walked around the site and played around w their kids

I enjoyed it all and what I think is cool is that because I don't limit myself I can feel the freedom now (sometimes) to take a bite of a cookie and think: nah, I don't want / need this right now. (!!!)
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Post by Soprano » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:22 am

healthyskillz wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:12 pm


I enjoyed it all and what I think is cool is that because I don't limit myself I can feel the freedom now (sometimes) to take a bite of a cookie and think: nah, I don't want / need this right now. (!!!)
This is the best bit! At this point you have really made progress :)

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Post by healthyskillz » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:21 pm

Thanks, soprano!

I have been doing No S for about 4 years now I think and I sometimes forget how far I've come. There even were periods where I'd just live my life and not be that focused on what I'm eating but at the moment - maybe it's this whole pandemic - it's just on my mind a lot... Maybe it's that urge to control something amidst the chaos!

B - 3 ww crackers w pb, a banana, glass of soy milk
L - cup of berries, salad, slice of ww bread w hummus
D - apple; brown rice, tofu, peas & curry sauce + a glass of wine; a small pce of 70% chocolate* & an earl grey tea w tsp honey & soy milk

* I allow myself one small piece of 70% chocolate (25 cals) any day, if I crave it. This works well for me.

Exercise: 3hrs intensive cleaning
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Post by Soprano » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:26 am

I understand the need to control something. :)

I eat 70%or more dark chocolate. I found an almond and orange one I like.

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Post by automatedeating » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:45 pm

good job on the 3 hours of intensive cleaning! :-) Wow!
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Post by healthyskillz » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:52 am

So yesterday was a red day. But today I'm really motivated to get a green one so I can end July with an 81% compliance! (I'm a nerd, but I just really want to get at least an 80!) Will post my weekly and monthly stats Sunday. Almost Friyayyy
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Post by automatedeating » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:16 pm

Nerds Rule! :-)

Hope you get that 81%!
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Post by healthyskillz » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:38 pm

Okayyyy..... so I didn't get a green day Thursday unfortunately! I actually kind of binged Thursday eve and Friday... It hasn't been so bad in a long time, I even stopped tracking my extras. But I'm not going to let it bum me out. I consider myself a recovered binge eater, I can't even remember when I last binged. I also know it has to do with this last week just being crazy and not having/planning enough quiet time to just be alone with my thoughts (essential for me). We had McDonald's for dinner just now and I'm done eating for today, and ready to start afresh tomorrow (my s days are fri & sat).

Stats week 31
2 green days, 1 nws day, 2 red days
weight: 51.7 kg (BMI: 20.7)
% COMPLIANCE JULY 2020: 71%

And for the sake of it from earlier months 2020:
JAN 77%
FEB 65%
MAR 77%
APR 74%
MAY 95% (that month felt like a breeze! i dont know why!)
JUN 74%

Looking forward to the new week, especially recommitting to my cookbook challenge (cook all recipes from Everyday Happy Herbivore) and my running challenge (100 runs in a year) :D
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Post by Soprano » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:51 pm

I think even non binge eaters have occasional blow outs, sounds like you have your head around it. Onwards and upwards :)

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Post by automatedeating » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:16 pm

I think even non binge eaters have occasional blow outs
Yes, I really think this is true.
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Post by healthyskillz » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:53 pm

Well after those 2-3 days of junk I was super motivated to do some healthy meal prep today. Made a batch of carrot cake baked oatmeal and soup!

Today ends green after some delicious food:
B - melon, 2 slices of toast (pb & jam)
L - lentil soup, 1 slice of bread, handful of nuts and 2 dates
D - BBQ after an awesome run on a new trail!
Melon; chickpea salad w lettuce, corn on the cob, 1/2 baked potato + a beer 😊
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Post by automatedeating » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:23 pm

So cool that you found a new trail to run on!
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8/14-24.5
5/15-26.2
1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9
3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
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Post by healthyskillz » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:09 pm

@automated, yes finding new trails nearby is great. Then it feels more like a fun new adventure instead of just exercise!

It's 7pm and I'm done eating. Wanted to post even though it's like 4 hrs until I can officially sign off today as green but after dinner usually isn't a problem for me. Today was a struggle! I was sooo hungry after breakfast all the way up until lunch and it wasn't like I didn't eat enough. Maybe it has to do with my long run yesterday afternoon and the fact that I was just really tired from a busy weekend... Anyway, really happy I didn't snack/binge. Did have a very full lunch plate and a smoothie.

B - melon, carrot baked oatmeal, tsp pb
L - lentil soup, cheese sandwich, handful nuts + 2 dates, banana soy milk smoothie w coco powder & 1/2 tsp pb
D - unsweetened apple sauce; vegan chili on lettuce, tortilla, 1/2 avocado, glass of wine
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Post by healthyskillz » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:37 pm

Today was a red day and I have no excuse! Went over to help someone out and after I was finished we sat in the garden and she said: would you like some ice cream? And I could have said: no, thanks. I'm fine! But I said "sure" instead :lol:

B - baked oatmeal w yogurt, melon
L - chickpea salad sandwich, handful nuts + 2 dates, tsp pb, piece of dark chocolate
S - mini magnum (170)
D - banana, some strawberries; 1/2 baked potato, beets, lentil burger
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Post by Octavia » Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:11 pm

...But mini Magnums are so tiny...and you had been good, helping someone... :)
So easy to get caught out by a sudden, unexpected challenge like this. But looks like you had a really good day apart from that!

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Post by healthyskillz » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:18 am

@Octavia - Yes, I got caught off guard but am SUPER proud of myself for not having anymore S-es yesterday!!! Major progress in the all-or-nothing mindset! Still super hungry this morning. Isn't it weird how sometimes you're just so much hungrier than normal, for seemingly no apparent reason?

B - baked oatmeal, apple, tbsp raisins, some strawberries, tbsp peanut butter
L - veggie lentil soup, slice of bread, nuts & dates
D - unsweetened applesauce; pasta w creamy tomato sauce, salad w cannelini beans & strawberries, pce of dark chocolate

No more eating now and it's a green day!
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Post by healthyskillz » Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:16 am

Yesterday was a green day!

B - breakfast bowl (yogurt, muesli, granola & fruit)
L - lunch box: 1/2 cup beet salad, hummus sandwich w lettuce & cucumber, nuts & 2 dates
D - home late so got a ready to eat smoked salmon salad from the supermarket (540 cals), apple + pb, piece of dark chocolate
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Post by healthyskillz » Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:20 pm

Check In Week 32
Weight: 51.8 kg (BMI 20.7)
No s diet: 4 / 5 (okay with that!)
Sunday 2 Aug
Monday 3 Aug

Tuesday 4 Aug (unplanned mini magnum)
Wednesday 5 Aug
Thursday 6 Aug


Today (S day for me) I kinda went crazy... Ashamed to write down everything I've eaten so far (2:11pm) but I will, hopefully that'll help me put a stop to this craziness! Don't know why I do this to myself. Think it's a combination of "WOOHOO IT'S THE WEEKEND, WE CAN EAT ANYTHING WE WANT RN!" and just being super tired from work (6,5hrs of housekeeping + 15k commute by bike, zoom meeting in the evening) yesterday.

B - virtually one plate: 2 slices ww bread w/chocolate hummus & strawberries, 2 tbsp greek yogurt + 1 tbsp granola
S - small coconut cookie @ work (60 cals)
L - one plate: cheese sandwich + lettuce, 3 tsbp leftover pasta sauce, apple + choc hummus
And then the snacking began:
mug of popcorn (150), piece of dark choc, cookie (60), mug of popcorn (150), strawberry ice cream cone
D - raw mushroom + hummus, 1/2 a beer, home-topped pizza (onion, cheese, spinach, mushrooms, olives, pine nuts, some juice

Now I'm going to try and not worry too much over the stuff I still want/need to do but take it easy in this heat and just see how far I'll get. Sunday we have an (corona-proof) anniversary BBQ with family and they're putting up a pool so I'm also feeling kind of anxious over people possibly seeing me in my swimwear. Okay - end of this negative rant! Sorry! Am going to try and stay positive!
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Post by automatedeating » Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:25 pm

It's always tough to be in a swimsuit. I have the best luck when I determine to focus on the fun I'm having with my kids rather than what anyone thinks, and remind myself of all the exercise I'm getting running around in my suit. The girls that stay on their chairs because they are self-conscious lose out. :-)

And, although I know that this shouldn't matter and I know that most of the swimsuit issue is just reflective our own state of mind..... your BMI is quite slender and I really hope you can feel healthy about that and find some joy in your body. You have a body. We all have a body. :-)
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3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
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Post by pinkhippie » Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:27 pm

Hello! I really thought I posted in your thread before, but it seems to not be there. Anyway, I think eating ice cream in a garden with another person is a lovely opportunity (especially now!) and I think its actually winning. :)

Also, I agree with everything auto wrote. I totally understand being self conscious, but it's true that our self consciousness can keep us from doing so many things and actually living life and being happy.

I hope you are able to have fun at the bbq! It sounds like it will be great!

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Re: Healthyskillz' Check In

Post by healthyskillz » Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:56 am

Thanks pinkhippie & automated. It's so funny how it works. If I feel okay about my eating, I'd feel okay in my swimsuit. When I'm eating like crap, I feel like crap and just want to cover myself up.

Also, writing down everything I eat (especially my S-es) is a lot more confronting than I thought! But also informative. I bought a bag of sweet and salty popcorn to enjoy during the weekend but I found that it's not satisfying at all for me. It triggers a binge! Good to know I guess.

B - baked oatmeal, nectarine & some strawberries (always have coffee w soy milk before breakfast so not writing that down anymore)
L - hummus lettuce sandwich, cannelini beans + 5 olives, nuts & dates, 1/2 mug of popcorn, tsp pb, pce of dark chocolate, cookie, piece of cheese
D - a bowl of miso noodle soup w edamame (I'm probably the only person eating soup in this heat lol)
S (dessert) - banana chocolate hummus nice cream + an ice cream cone

S-es so far: 9
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Re: Healthyskillz' Check In

Post by healthyskillz » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:44 am

The BBQ was fun! Nobody ended up going into the pool but it was just really nice to be together (at a safe distance). I enjoyed three extras: a cupcake, some nuts and seconds.

I went for a run before the heat gets too bad and breakfast was a fruit, some yogurt and muesli/granola.

Lunch will be a sandwich and some lettuce I guess and dinner potatoes and spinach with a boiled egg for hubby and tempeh sausage for me.
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Re: Healthyskillz' Check In

Post by pinkhippie » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:48 pm

Glad you had fun at the BBQ! I am glad you got to have some (safe distanced) social interaction.

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Re: Healthyskillz' Check In

Post by healthyskillz » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:04 pm

Yesterday was green and today is too so far but I was hungryyyy so soon after lunch I had my pre-dinner fruit at 2.30pm instead of after 5. And I just had dinner and I don't feel satisfied. Maybe too much screen time today has me feeling all wired and I think I'm hungry when I'm actually just craving some downtime (offline! :lol:) ....

What I ate today:
B - overnight oats w nectarines
L - a fig, salad w lentils & pickled cabbage, slice of buttered ww bread, some walnuts + piece of dark chocolate
(S) apple + tbsp pb, glass of soy milk
D - lettuce + Mexican salad (salsa beans spelt), 1/2 an avocado, 2 bites fish

Funny thing happened last night: my husband was eating potato chips on a MONDAY and I was so annoyed by it. I realized I felt that way bc I wanted potato chips too but my mental reaction was that I am "not allowed to" ! And that made me feel bitter and annoyed with him (poor guy). But I later on realized it feels differently if I don't think I'm not allowed, I mean, I AM allowed! I am an adult and I can eat whatever I please, when I please. But taking the time to think about how I'd feel if I'd ate whatever whenever, I know I won't feel good. Been there, done that. Yes I feel like having chips now but I choose not to. Get on with life lol
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Re: Healthyskillz' Check In

Post by pinkhippie » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:23 pm

That is such a great attitude healthyskillz! I do the same thing. My husband will eat ice cream during the week and I can definitely feel resentful about it if I think I am not "allowed" to. But, I remind myself that this is my choice because I feel better physically when I designate my sugar intake to weekends only. I KNOW it will make me feel bad. By framing it that way, I lose the resentment and just look forward to the weekend when I too will have some ice cream.

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Re: Healthyskillz' Check In

Post by Soprano » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:37 pm

Ladies you got it !!

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Re: Healthyskillz' Check In

Post by healthyskillz » Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:25 am

Yesterday ended green though i was hungry till i went to bed and thinking about food the whole time. i hate it when that happens. i just tried to distract myself...maybe i was a bit sleep deprived bc i feel like i def ate enough!

meal planning does really help, i read that tips somewhere on the forum.

B - chocolate overnight oats w strawberries, shredded coconut and handful of nuts
L - leftover mexican salad w a boiled egg, 2 dates
D - piece of fruit, gazpacho w bread and beans (it's too hot to cook!)
and then ice cream "to make up for the gazpacho not being a satisfying dinner at all"! lame excuse i know. lesson learnt! red day
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Re: Healthyskillz' Check In

Post by healthyskillz » Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:08 am

Breakfast - overnight oats w banana, coconut, pecans
L will be wrap w hummus, spinach raw veg, 2 dates + tsp pb, soy milk
D - fruit ; pasta salad!
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Re: Healthyskillz' Check In

Post by automatedeating » Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:07 pm

Pinkie said
I KNOW it will make me feel bad. By framing it that way, I lose the resentment
Yes, yes, yes. I use this technique ALL the time when I am on my game. On our vacation, that is what I told myself every time someone pulled out the Doritos (my kryptonite).
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