Soprano

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: Soprano

Post by Soprano » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:13 am

Whoop first weight mini goal reached this morning. I did a 17 hour fast and had a piece of cake at a colleagues leaving party yesterday..

I guess sometimes you can have your cake and eat it. :)

2 weeks alcohol free if I get through today which I will.

Hope you are all having mini successes too.

Jx
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Re: Soprano

Post by automatedeating » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:31 pm

This is great news - amazing Soprano! Congrats on both the weight (and happy celebration) and the alcohol, too! What does your hubby have to say about your successful 2 weeks AF (alcohol-free)? BTW, on coach.me, our forum is called "No Alcohol". It's the most active forum on the entire site. Lots of people there are doing forms of moderation, etc., it's not all abstainers. They are supportive of everyone (although I have to say, still not as supportive as this amazing forum).
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
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;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0 (struggling but not sure why)

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Re: Soprano

Post by Soprano » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:14 pm

Thanks auto hubby doesn't see the necessity for alcohol free but I just think I was becoming less moderate in my drinking and this hopefully will help me reset. I don't think I had a problem but it was becoming more of a habit to drink than not :)

I did look at that forum, thanks but I am an active member on an unrelated hobby forum and don't want to spend any more time on forums than I do presently.

Good to know it's there though.

Today has been a bit carb fueled.

On another note my 14 yr old collie is not looking good, his back legs have given way a few times this afternoon. I don't want to take him to an unknown emergency vet so will wait till Monday as he doesn't seem in pain but I am concerned....

Jx
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Re: Soprano

Post by automatedeating » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:28 pm

Very sorry to hear about your collie.
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
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;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0 (struggling but not sure why)

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Re: Soprano

Post by Teammoney » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:16 am

Oh J, I hope your collie is going to be ok. 😢

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Re: Soprano

Post by Soprano » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:39 am

Thanks both

Jx
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Re: Soprano

Post by Soprano » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:13 pm

Good news for now re my dog. Vet has found an ear infection that might be affecting his balance. :)

I was stressed when I got home and hungry so had a piece of fruit cake. That makes today red but I'm still alcohol free, counting down to Saturday!!

Jx
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Re: Soprano

Post by Teammoney » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:57 pm

Oh good, fingers crossed that is it! Good thing about the alcohol too and sounds like your red day hasn’t been that bad either.

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Re: Soprano

Post by Soprano » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:28 pm

I'm marking my 16hr fast days purple so far Jan has green purple and yellow days and just one red.

Still alcohol free :)

Feeling happy with it all so far

Jx
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Re: Soprano

Post by Soprano » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:05 am

Whoop I did it 3 weeks alcohol free, it wasn't that difficult. It's left me wondering if I even want to drink again, certainly not to the point where I feel rough the next day but the problem is once I start I tend to not stop. Though in the past I have controlled this by planning before I go out what I will drink :)

Weight slightly down too, I'm pleased with how my eating is going.

Dog is much better so all in all a good week.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Jx
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Re: Soprano

Post by automatedeating » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:11 pm

Thanks for this happy update!
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
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;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0 (struggling but not sure why)

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Re: Soprano

Post by Teammoney » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:44 pm

Whoop whoop for 3 weeks without drinking!

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Re: Soprano

Post by Soprano » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:13 pm

NSV one of my team members asked if I'd lost weight today... :)

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Re: Soprano

Post by automatedeating » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:44 pm

So gratifying to have someone notice!
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
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;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0 (struggling but not sure why)

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Re: Soprano

Post by Teammoney » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:03 pm

Ooh that is lovely!

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Re: Soprano

Post by Soprano » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:45 am

I've not been as compliant with my plan this month but still managing some green an purple days.

I was feeling very annoyed and fed up with work. I'm in a shared office which I don't mind except that sometimes it is very noisy and there are a lot of interruptions. I took the managers role here knowing there was a lot to do but uncovered more as I went on.

I've been asking for my own or a quieter office for some time as I find the office conditions extremely stressful, most managers do have their own or smaller shared office but I was accepting that we don't have the space. Someone is due to leave end of March and are not being replaced. They share an office with a secretary so I asked if I could move in there. Was told no it is to be used as a hot desk!

Since I gave my new team member my desk I'm hot desking or working from home. This other office would be perfect.....

Great weekend planned and I'm off on Monday

Have a good one all!

Jx
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Re: Soprano

Post by automatedeating » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:18 pm

Is a hot desk one that is used by whoever needs it that day?
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
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;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0 (struggling but not sure why)

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Re: Soprano

Post by Soprano » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:38 pm

Yes that's right auto I can see it might work for some roles but ridiculous for others.

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Re: Soprano

Post by Soprano » Sat May 30, 2020 7:20 am

Since my post on Jan 2nd much of what I decided went out of the window over time. Too many rules just don't work, though it kept me focused for a while.

During my first year on NoS I lost a stone, then due to stress at work I became lax on the rules and steadily put half a stone on.

During lockdown despite all the stress I have pretty much lost that extra 7lbs. I haven't really followed NoS but just been eating for health, which given the scary stuff around covid for overweight or diabetics (which I'm not but was close to prediabetic) has made it easier.

Also roped my sister in as a diet buddy which helps in making the right decisions.

I'm hoping to continue eating this way to lose some more, so far I've not felt deprived, have had some wonderful meals and feel so much better in myself.

With just a little focus I can probably stick with these changes for life which is really important.

Good luck all, moderation is key but it's a learning journey and takes time.

Jx
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Re: Soprano

Post by clarinetgal » Sun May 31, 2020 7:20 pm

Good job! Yes, this quarantine has been a great time to focus on developing healthier habits!
Committing to a fresh start, with 3-4 plates and no snacking.

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Re: Soprano

Post by Soprano » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:17 am

I hopped on the scales this morning to find I'm at my lowest weight in over 15 years.

I'm really pleased.

Thanks to a combination of IE, No'S and IF I think I've settled into a way that suits me.

Hope you are all doing ok

Jx
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Re: Soprano

Post by automatedeating » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:35 pm

Hi Soprano! Congrats on a healthy sustainable lifestyle that makes you feel great and even gets you working together on something important with your sister. :-)
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
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;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0 (struggling but not sure why)

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