Milly 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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Milly daily check in

Post by milliem » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:31 pm

Well this is my umpteenth time of No S! I've never really stopped thinking about it as a way of eating, but haven't been following the ideas (or any idea other than eat whatever I want...) in quite some time and have put back on every pound I've ever lost :/ Focusing on habits and reducing my tendency to snack and reach for chocolate is definitely something that I think will help me feel healthier. Plus I think that some accountability by posting here will be good to keep me on track.

So here goes! I have visitors coming in May for a week and we'll likely be eating and drinking out a lot (which I plan to be mostly S days) so I want to get a couple of on track weeks under my belt by then. I'm allowing myself things like fruit juices/smoothies and milky coffees between meals to help stave off hunger.

Monday 22nd April: success

Breakfast - 2 x small hot cross buns
Lunch - chicken salad & crackers, grapes
Dinner - chicken tacos and asparagus

NB: hot cross buns are probably sweeter than I would normally consider an S compliant breakfast, but needed using up, fit on one small plate and I at least avoided the jam!

Tuesday 23rd April: success

Breakfast - carrot and pineapple muffin
Lunch - chicken salad and crackers, grapes
Dinner - leftover taco meat with rice and salad

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Post by liveitup » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:46 am

Well done, Milly! You're off to a good start. :)
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BMI Goal: 23.0
Progress: 10/2019 - 26.5

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Post by milliem » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:18 am

Thanks liveitup!

Wednesday 24th April: success

Breakfast: smoothie, croissant, soy yogurt
Lunch: chicken salad and coleslaw
Dinner: gnocchi and tomato sauce

Going to have a tea now to stave off any cravings, although the bowl of gnocchi I had was ginormous and very satisfying!

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Post by automatedeating » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:16 am

Hi Milly! Nice to see you on the boards!
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; 1/19-23.4; 2/19-22.7; 3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8

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Post by milliem » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:12 am

Thursday 25th April: fail

Breakfast : carrot and pineapple muffin, grapes
Lunch: panini & salad
Dinner: hummus, pita bread & salad

Also ate some chocolates when I got home from work - an Easter candy package arrived from my in laws and my hunger and sweet tooth won out!

Today is green so far, just need to stay occupied and hold out for the rest of the evening...

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Post by Octavia » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:09 pm

Welcome back Milly!

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Post by milliem » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:22 pm

Thanks Octavia and automatedeating :D

Friday 26th April: success

Breakfast: carrot and pineapple muffin, grapes
Lunch: quinoa salad, raspberries
Dinner: burger and fries

Back on track yesterday and avoided the rest of the chocolate! Looking forward to the weekend S days :lol:

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Post by milliem » Wed May 01, 2019 4:08 pm

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th were S days of course. Ate a fair bit in terms of snacking and sweets each day, but probably not more than I have been before returning to NoS, so it should still be less over the week!

Monday 29th: green

Breakfast - carrot and pineapple muffin
Lunch - cauliflower curry and naan, yoghurt
Dinner - fishcakes and green beans, handful of almonds

NB: made sure almonds fit on my regular sized plate along with the rest of my dinner!

Tuesday 30th: green

Breakfast - carrot and pineapple muffin
Lunch - cauliflower curry and naan, yoghurt
Dinner - chicken and fries

Not been having the healthiest dinners but they fit on one plate, small steps... It was funny how on Monday I was dreading the time from lunch at midday to dinner at 7pm ish and assumed I'd be starving once I got home and 'need' to eat, but it was actually OK. Hoping the rest of the week can be the same!

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Post by lpearlmom » Thu May 02, 2019 5:02 am

Your dinners look perfectly healthy to me! Glad it’s going okay so far.
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Post by milliem » Thu May 02, 2019 4:12 pm

lpearlmom wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 5:02 am
Your dinners look perfectly healthy to me! Glad it’s going okay so far.
Thanks! The plates could stand to include more veggies but hey, one thing at a time :) After the first day of 'oh my god I'm so hungry what the hell' it's definitely become a little more tolerable.

Wednesday 1st May: Green

Breakfast - granola, iced coffee
Lunch - teriyaki tofu bowl
Dinner - mac & cheese

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