Gingerlily'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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Gingerlily's daily check in

Post by gingerlily » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:53 pm

My first daily check in!

Having long-time lurked and dabbled with no-S, I have decided to commit to it for the next two months.

No target weight loss, I just want to establish a healthy eating pattern and lose the restrict-binge-guilt cycle.

I decided to start today as a sick day, feeling very under the weather. I did fine until the afternoon but then have mindlessly eaten and now feel like I could pop my tummy like a balloon, ugh!! Having these days reminds me how much better I feel on N days. Which I suppose all helps with my motivation! I think I need an N day tomorrow. I plan to split my S days from the start, I often work weekends and find N days much easier at work.

Feeling positive for my N day tomorrow!

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