emptydog's daily 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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Post by emptydog » Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:41 pm

Day 0.

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Post by gratefuldeb67 » Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:48 pm

That's funny!
So good luck on Day 1 tomorrow :)
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Post by Jammin' Jan » Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:42 pm

Hi Emptydog...welcome! :D

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Post by carolejo » Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:51 am

Thanks for joining us. Good luck and hope it goes well for you.
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Post by reinhard » Mon Jul 11, 2005 1:01 pm

You must be a fellow computer programmer, counting from 0. Welcome!

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Post by emptydog » Mon Jul 11, 2005 1:40 pm

Thank you for your kind welcomes.
Start of day 1.
Weight 250.0

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Post by emptydog » Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:08 pm

Report for day one: Failure.

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Post by reinhard » Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:10 pm

Bounce back, emptydog. Remember the 12 tries pseudostatistic. Try to learn from the failure. What did it?

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Post by Jammin' Jan » Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:25 pm

Hey emptydog, the day is still young. Keep at it. No such thing as failure, just new beginnings.

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Post by peetie » Tue Jul 12, 2005 4:29 pm

I like Jan Tz's suggestion, Emptydog. You seem like a man of few words....so let's work at removing "failure" as one of them!

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Post by gratefuldeb67 » Wed Jul 13, 2005 1:02 am

Emptydog! You reticent style cracks me up!
Sorry about the failure though :cry: ...
I was 250 lbs before I walked into Lakeside Hospital in Metarie Lousiana 9 years ago, to give birth to my wonderful son...
And I am only about 5'3! That was a very tough time... I'm now about 208 and I'd like to be around 170...
Things will improve...Stick to your guns, and if I may be so bold, can you post *two* sentences next time! Hee :wink:
Well, you're very mysterious this way... LOL...
How did you find NoS anyway? Just curious! You have us on the edge of our minimalistic seats!
(well at least figuratively, as my seat isn't so minimal!)
Peace and Good luck!
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Post by emptydog » Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:35 pm

Yesterday was a lot better, but not what I would call countable. I think that if I reflect on the past day and have peace of mind, then it is worthy to be counted.

I thank you for your kind comments and encouragment.

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Post by Ariel King » Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:51 pm

Good job emptydog! Progress is always good, and reflection is a very useful tool. Keep it up!

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Post by emptydog » Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:35 pm

Yesterday can be counted as a success.

Today's weight: 246.5

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Post by gratefuldeb67 » Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:38 pm

Great news dog!!!
Peace,
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Post by emptydog » Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:02 pm

Thank you for your kind comments.

Yesterday could be counted as a success. But it was a sloppy day, if that makes any sense.

I want to get the habit established on a good, strict basis and not days that are 'sort of okay'

Best wishes to all for a great day.

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Post by Ariel King » Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:41 pm

I understand the notion of a sloppy success, and agree that when you're starting out, it's best to avoid such fuzziness as much as possible (be "comically strict" as R. says). Since you're aware of this, you should have no problem achieving some clear-cut successes in the near future. Enjoy your first S weekend!

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Post by gratefuldeb67 » Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:46 pm

Empty dog :)
The strictness is there to help us, not make us feel bad when we aren't able to be so strict... Did that make sense? LOL It doesn't mean that a "sloppy" success, isn't still far preferable to not trying to change at all...
The ultimate goal, I believe of NoS is not just to lose weight, but to have a plan that is liveable and maintainable for a long happy life... In the end, if you are not over eating, and not over sweeting, you will defintely lose weight, even if you have some "sloppiness" As you can see from some of the posts, sometimes things "come up" which require a little improvisation logistically... Like times when people use "virtual plating..." at parties and stuff.. It's still being conscious, and I say, it's still being strict... Maybe not in a purely literal sense, but with the same end results... Good habits...

In what way was it sloppy anyhow?
No plates? What?...
Have a nice weekend!
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Post by emptydog » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:53 pm

Five years later, back to day 0.

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Post by marygrace » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:27 pm

Sometimes it takes multiple tries at NoS to really get the hang of it. I'm on my second serious attempt now, too. You can do it!

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Post by emptydog » Wed Sep 21, 2022 7:55 am

Now it is 5 years later.
Checking in.
Again.

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Post by ladybird30 » Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:54 pm

Welcome back, and let us know how you are doing.
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