weight success

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 fitchick » Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:54 pm

Just had a couple of questions anyone out there have a lot of success with weight loss each week about how much should you expect to lose. Last night I had a rough day. I was wanting to eat chili fries and etc. I am feeling better today. I wanted to devour a huge dessert on my Nos day but I didnt. :(

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Post by reinhard » Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:30 pm

Sustainable weight loss (like no-s) is very, very slow. About half a pound a week. Some people are lucky and it goes faster, but don't bank on it. And your scale is not accurate enough to measure such tiny increments on a daily or even weekly basis, so I'd recommend not stepping on it too often and driving yourself crazy. Focus on behavior, "days on habit," instead, with maybe a monthly weigh in to sanity check (do a "burst" of measurements over maybe 3 days at the end of a month and take the average).


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