ladybird's 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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Re: ladybird's check in

Post by Soprano » Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:59 am

That's great news Ladybird well done being consistent and moderate.

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Re: ladybird's check in

Post by Octavia » Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:31 pm

Quick hello from me! Just popped by to do a quick update. It’s so nice to keep in touch with everyone here. Hope all’s good with you. Sounds like you are still doing well on your journey! I related to what you said about getting a meal size wrong. It’s something I do - make my meals too small then struggle to avoid stodgy snacks! I hate getting all hungry and weak.The challenge of moderation continues! Take care. :)

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Re: ladybird's check in

Post by ladybird30 » Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:10 pm

Thx Soprano and Octavia
Three meals a day - not too little not too much, but just right

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Re: ladybird's check in

Post by Amy3010 » Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:03 am

Well done! Keep up the great work! :mrgreen:

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Re: ladybird's check in

Post by ladybird30 » Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:50 pm

Thanks Amy. It's taken a lot of persistence and practice to get to this stage.
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Re: ladybird's check in

Post by ladybird30 » Mon Aug 08, 2022 12:08 pm

Mon 8 , Tues 9, Wed 10 success
Thurs 11 failure - after a 9km (5 mile) walk in the rain with a walking group, I came home rather cold and damp. In spite of seconds for lunch, I was hungry again by mid afternoon, and had a snack which I think I needed. No overeating involved.

I will add that I don't usually eat morning tea when we stop for a break on these walks . I hardly needed it on Thursday with a decent breakfast only a couple of hours before and not being hungry.
Fri 12 success
Sat 13 3 meals
Three meals a day - not too little not too much, but just right

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