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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 mrsj » Wed May 12, 2010 8:07 am

10&11 May: Green. Back is better. I could vacuum yesterday! Today is my last treatment at the chiropractor. Today is also day 21, so I just have to get through today! Yay!

What really motivates me is Team Vanilla. I crawled carefully on the scales today and I've maintained my weight. That makes me happy as I was afraid that I'd gain because I couldn't move.

I really want to pull myself together and start shrinking again. renew posted in her check-in about needing new clothes when she reaches her half-way goal. Great idea! I'm tired of my old clothes and don't want to by or sew any in my current size.
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Post by mrsj » Sun May 16, 2010 9:21 am

I've been really busy the last few days. Thankfully I record my days in my pocket calendar! Here goes:

13,14 and 15 May: Green. My back is much better so I'm slowly starting to Urban Range and garden again.

16 May: S day. Too wet and cold to garden, so I'm taking a day of rest.
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Post by mrsj » Tue May 18, 2010 6:12 am

17 May: :oops: red. Couldn't resist cookies.
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Post by mrsj » Wed May 19, 2010 7:21 am

I read KCC's post about phases of No S. I realize that I'm stuck in phase 1 still. All 3 S's aren't habit to me yet. It's the goodies that are my downfall. I've got to figure out something other than goodies for instant gratification.

No seconds IS habit to me now. I don't even take seconds on an S day. It just feels unnatural.

I'm not whining-I've identified the problem and am working on a solution.

If anybody has any ideas, please feel free to post them. I need all the help I can get!

18 May: RED!!! Those blasted cookies!
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Post by ~reneew » Wed May 19, 2010 3:41 pm

I blew it on cookies too!!!! Then I looked and several others did too! I'm declaring a war on cookies!
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Post by mrsj » Thu May 20, 2010 6:30 am

renew, so am I!

19 May: Green. Day 1 for 21 day club.

After reading KCC's sticky, I realize that I'm still at phase 1. I read phase 1 every morning so that it will really sink in. I am now committing myself to the 21 day club, with vanilla No S. No tweeks, mods or anything. I'm more or less starting all over again. Thankfully, the no seconds S is as natural to me as breathing. I want to really work on the other two. SWEETS! JUNK! These constitute snacking also.

I need to follow my own advice and keep busy. My hunger for sweets is mental, not physical. Mostly boredom.
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Post by butterfly1000 » Thu May 20, 2010 11:55 am

mrsj wrote:After reading KCC's sticky, I realize that I'm still at phase 1. I read phase 1 every morning so that it will really sink in. I am now committing myself to the 21 day club, with vanilla No S. No tweeks, mods or anything. I'm more or less starting all over again. Thankfully, the no seconds S is as natural to me as breathing. I want to really work on the other two. SWEETS! JUNK! These constitute snacking also.
I'm going to work really hard on phase 1 also. I have the same issues as you SWEETS :twisted: JUNK :twisted: . I don't have too much trouble with seconds, but I do need to work on the choices I make.

I asked this question on KCCC's post, but since you mention the 21 day club here, I was wondering how you count it. Is it 21 days in a row of No-S or do you incorporate the S-Days?

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Post by mrsj » Fri May 21, 2010 5:34 am

Butterfly, S days are just that-S days. It's 21 days in a row, including S days. Fx: If you start on 1 May, after 21 May you will have completed 21 days.

20 May, day 2 for 21 day club: :D :D :D :D :D :D
Was tempted to snack in the evening, but resisted! I consoled myself that it's an S day soon. I will take my S days, no matter how busy I am. That will make my N days easier. I'll worry about my S days when I reach phase 2. I commit myself to 2 periods of 21 days IN A ROW, NO BREAKS before I move on to phase 2!
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Post by butterfly1000 » Fri May 21, 2010 10:40 am

Thanks for the info mrsj!

Keep up the good work on your 21 day challenge!

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Post by mrsj » Mon May 24, 2010 5:17 am

21 May: :D Looked forward to S day!
22 May: S day, wasn't an idiot! Was active, but forgot my pedometer.
23 May : S Day. Did have some sweets and a late night snack. Tomorrow, 24 May is a national holiday, but I declare it an N day for me. 3 S days in a rwo is too much for me! This is day 5 A for my 21 day attempt. A is attempt #1, B is attempt #2 for my progress towards phase 2. I think my problem is doing too much too soon. I am proud of myself that no seconds is really habit now. It is unnatural for me to take seconds even on an S day. I just have to work on sweets.
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Post by mrsj » Tue May 25, 2010 7:31 am

24 May, day 6A: :D
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Post by kccc » Tue May 25, 2010 1:16 pm

Congrats on the "no seconds" habit! And good luck on the "no sweets" front!

The good news is that it gets easier. Really, truly. That doesn't mean you'll do it perfectly from then on, but it does mean that it will feel so "normal" that any deviation will almost self-correct because it just "doesn't feel right."

(I find the podcast on "strictness" incredibly helpful when I'm trying to establish or re-establish habit.)

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Post by mrsj » Wed May 26, 2010 6:40 am

Thanks, KCCC!

25 May,day 7A: :D DH bought me an ice creamcone last night from the supermarket. When he asked me if I didn't want my icecream, I told him that I was so full from dinner that I couldn't eat it. Hopefully he'll have forgotten it today...
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Post by mrsj » Thu May 27, 2010 7:12 am

26 May: :D Day 8A. Feeling good and wanting to go on...

Thankfully, renew is starting a June support group. I find the support groups really helpful and the accountability makes me think twice before stuffing my face.
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Post by mrsj » Fri May 28, 2010 6:29 am

27 May: :D It's getting hard. I want sweets so much that I can taste them. I'm really looking forward to the day when no sweets becomes ingrained habit. The day when I don't even think about if today is an S or N day. This is what I'm working on.
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Post by ElenaS » Fri May 28, 2010 7:23 am

May I suggest a baked apple or better a baked pear with a sprinkle of vanilla or cinnamon when you crave sweets?

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Post by harmony » Fri May 28, 2010 4:12 pm

I still struggle with sweets. I have found some Licorice Spice teas (assuming you like the taste of licorice) that are sweet tasting and can sometimes be enough to satisfy my needs for something sweet, especially after dinner. The tea even tastes fine cold to me. My main problem is that I run out of it and forget to pick up more.

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Post by mrsj » Mon May 31, 2010 8:07 am

28 May: :D
29&30 May: S

A new week starts today and I'm really working on N days becoming habit. I read an interesting article about how GOOD habits can take up to 66 days to form.

I've re-read testimonials and most of the serious weight reductions began when vanilla No S became as natural as breathing.


I will jump for joy and do a big happy dance when I reach that point. Should burn a few calories!
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Post by mrsj » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:15 am

31 May, day13A: :D Onward to June: No more shilly-shallying! It's time for some serious No S! Tromped to town and logged 8000 steps.
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Post by mrsj » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:51 pm

01 June, day 14A: :D
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Post by mrsj » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:23 am

It's been a while, I've been really busy and I'm trying to be more active instead of sitting on my fanny. Here goes:

02 June: :D
03June: :D
04 June: :D
5&6 June: S
7 June: :D
( June: :D :D Day 21A!

The rest are :D with the exception of 11 June. I ate like a horse. I just couldn't get full!
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Post by Grammy G » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:31 am

Looks like you have successfully given up shilly-shallying!!
good for you! :lol:
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Post by mrsj » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:37 am

From 18 JUNE until today have been mostly Green, with 4 Reds thrown in. We're having a heat wave and I just can't keep away from ice cream. I eat icecream for dinner. Of course, I've forgotten my pocket calendar, so I can't be specific about the dates.

Yesterday, hubby asked of I've lost weight as my tummy is a bit flatter. I honestly don't know as I don't want to weigh myself right now. When it's hot I retain water no matter how much I drink. I do know that I've been averaging over 8500 steps on my pedometer every day.
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Post by mrsj » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:47 pm

Until today I've had a lot of REDS!!! I just can't leave ice cream alone!

Surprisingly, my clothes are a little looser. Must be all that gardening.
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Post by mrsj » Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:31 pm

I'M BACK! This summer hasn't been too good, so I'm more or less starting over.

1,2 Oct: Green. Not because I'm motivated or being a good girl. My paradentosis is acting up and my mouth hurts! It hurts to chew. So, I have to chew very slowly and carefully. I get full on a lot less. Anything with a high sugar content is agony to eat. Automatic control!
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Post by mrsj » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:02 am

3 Oct: Green. I had no choice. My mouth hurts.

On the upside, I very carefully got on the scales this morning (after I caught it-it ran screaming away) and am 2 kilos lighter. I now weigh 91 kilos.

While my mouth hurts I'm considering eating 4 micro meals a day. I'm starting to feel a little weak and shaky, and my energy level is non-existant.

I'm a little depressed, because I've been NoS for almost a year and am still fighting the same 2 kilos. However, NoS is really a habit now. Even on an S day, I wouldn't dream of taking seconds.
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Post by mrsj » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:09 am

4 Oct: Green.
5 Oct: Green

Today is an S day for me. The one mod I've made is to declare Wed. an S Day as I don't have the time or inclination to take an S day on week-ends. Then around Wed. I cave. So, for me Wed. is an S day while Sat. is N and Sun. is a maybe.

I read BlueBunny's last check in where he mentions a man who lost a lot of weight by excersizing hard for 3 mins every hour. That sounds like something I could handle, so I'm giving it a try.
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Post by mrsj » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:48 am

7&8 Oct: RED. Couldn't resist ice-cream.
9&10 Oct: GREEN. Yay!

I'm issuing a challenge to myself. The rest of October will be vanilla.Here Goes:

11: GREEN :D :D
12: Green
13: S :D :D :D
14: Green

15: Green
16: S. Party
17: Green
18: Green
19: Green
20: S
21: Green
22: S Party
23: Green
24: Green
25: Green
26: Green
27: S Finally an S! Yay!
28:
29:
30:
HALLOWEEN:
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Post by mrsj » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:21 pm

Aaargh!!! I've been a good girl-really. I've been too busy to post and even too busy to think about food and eating. I've been rangeing, cleaning and getting the garden ready for winter. I haven't been Miss Piggy on my S days. The result-I've GAINED 2 KILOS!!!! No, it isn't muscle because my clothes are feeling a little tight.
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Post by mrsj » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:33 pm

It's been a LONG time! I've been a BAD girl! And, guess what-I've shrunk a kilo. I don't get it. I've gotten back on track since 1 dec. I really don't worry too much about it as I've got 3 parties to attend this month. I'm eating pretty much healthy foods the other days and not worrying too much about things.

1 Dec. Green
2 Dec. Green
3 Dec. Red Ate cake
4 Dec. Green
5 Dec. Yellow
6 Dec. Green
7 Dec. Green. Just brushed my teeth and used Listerine. No way am I going to eat now!

I figure that I'm going to relax a bit and really buckle down in the new year.
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Post by mrsj » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:12 pm

31 Dec: Lets just say that the rest of Dec has been RED with a few greens thrown in. Amazingly, I am 1 kilo lighter than the beginning of the month. ???!

As this is the last day of the year, I am going to be Miss Piggy.

I'm calling 2011 the year of no shilly-shallying! or, get with the program.
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Post by mrsj » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:33 am

3 Jan: This is the year of no shilly-shallying!

This weekend was ok. Yesterday I was so busy that I forgot to eat until dinner. This makes me realize that my overeating is due to boredom. So, time to find something else to do.

In nov. 2010 I've been here a year and the only S that I stick to is no seconds! Time to get with the program! After a whole year I'm only 1 kilo lighter.

This year of no shilly-shallying:

Eat more healthy foods.

No sweets!

No snacks!

Control over my S days!

Move more!

I know that I can do it! I am doing it! This year I want to write a testimonial!
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Post by mrsj » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:47 pm

4 Jan: Today I ranged to town and all over town. Green. Yesterday was green.
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Post by mrsj » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:29 am

5-11 Jan: Sick with a very bad cold. Haven't pigged out on comfort foods as I have no appetite. No exersize. Running a low grade fever.
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Post by mrsj » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:16 am

12 Jan: Still under the weather, but WITH THE PROGRAM!
13 Jan: Forgot to eat. Really! Was so busy that I completely forgot!

Fell asleep at around 730 pm. Woke up at 1130, brushed my teeth and staggered to bed. Oops!
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Post by mrsj » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:43 pm

14 Jan: Green
15 Jan: Green
16 Jan: S Day! Yay!
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Post by mrsj » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:32 pm

17 Jan: Green. Not by choice, but by neccessity. We're pretty financially strapped now. I guess it's the deppression diet for me!
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Post by mrsj » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:12 am

18 Jan: Green. Still depression diet! I made a delicious veggie soup for dinner. Very nutritious, very cheap. Made enough so there's easy dinner tonight. Made artisian bread with a few mods so it has more fiber and more protein.

Irony of ironies, today is an S day and I just can't afford a goodie!

I'm still taking Wed. as an S day as I just don't want 2 S days in a row. I always cave on Wed., so instead of failing I modify!
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Post by mrsj » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:37 am

119&20 Jan: Green.

I need to move more, but I'm too darned lazy!
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Post by mrsj » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:10 pm

22 jan: Green. Ranged to town for an xtra General Assembly in the Allotment Garden Club. It took 27 minutes of tromping to get there and the assembly lasted 18 minutes! Geez!

23 Jan: Yellow, so I'm posting already.
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Post by mrsj » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:46 am

Haven't checked in for a while, so long that I just can't remember. I have taken my S days with great (too much) enjoyment. My S days are starting to go wild. But, I'm not concerned because I feel like I'm starting all over again. They will calm down. I haven't had any RED days.
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Post by ~reneew » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:17 pm

mrsj wrote: I haven't had any RED days.
I'm back and I'm jealous! :wink:

Keep it up and maybe it'll rub off on the rest of us! :D
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Post by mrsj » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:13 pm

04 Feb. Haven't posted very much as my old computer had a nervous breakdown and yesterday finally croaked. DH bought a new one, so here I am.

I've been pretty much Green. I just need to work on my portion control. I sure can pile a plate pretty high!

Another problem that I have to work on is I start eating way too late in the day. Then I'm just constantly hungry. I need to eat brunch a little earlier.

I want to start moving more. I'm just so darned tired all the time!
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Post by mrsj » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:56 am

05 Feg: Green
06 Feb: RED!!! Ate pastry with afternoon tea.
07 Feb: S Day!!!

I really need to work on moving more!
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Post by mrsj » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:48 am

8 Feb: Green. It was really hard as I had one of those days where I could just eat anything in sight. I was constantly hungry no matter what. It was just awful! It doesn't help that I'm so tired all the time. I'm not ill, just extremely lazy. I can't even pull myself together to knit socks anymore. I think it's spring fever. This winter has been so long and dreary. The cold and snow is on it's way back, should start snowing again Friday. Ugh!



9 Feb: S Day! Can't fail today! I'm starting the day by rangeing to town. While I'm there; I might as well walk around and window shop. Maybe the walk will give me more energy!
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Post by Kevin » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:43 am

There are days like that. Good for you for pushing through it.
mrsj wrote:8 Feb: Green. It was really hard as I had one of those days where I could just eat anything in sight. I was constantly hungry no matter what. It was just awful! It doesn't help that I'm so tired all the time. I'm not ill, just extremely lazy. I can't even pull myself together to knit socks anymore. I think it's spring fever. This winter has been so long and dreary. The cold and snow is on it's way back, should start snowing again Friday. Ugh!



9 Feb: S Day! Can't fail today! I'm starting the day by rangeing to town. While I'm there; I might as well walk around and window shop. Maybe the walk will give me more energy!

01 Jan 2011: 93 kilos=204.6 lbs Disgusting!
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Post by mrsj » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:23 am

10 Feb: Green. I really enjoyed my walk yesterday. Once I was out the door, I just started walking faster and faster. I had a great workout!

11 Feb: Green.
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Post by mrsj » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:26 am

12 Feb: Green
13 Feb: S Day! Yay!
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Post by mrsj » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:59 am

14 Feb: Green
15 Feb: Really Green! Started taking iron supplement, and it's really helped. I've got a bit more energy now. Yay!
It seems that evrybody I know is shrinking. Just not me! Now it's MY turn!
16 Feb: S Day!
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Post by mrsj » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:03 am

17 Feb: Green
18 Feb: Green
19 Feb: Green
20 Feb: S Day!

Those iron supplements sure are workiong. I've got more energy now so I'm slowly starting to move more.

I don't dare step on the scale yet as I'm concentrating on vanilla no s. I still have issues with the sweets and that also leads to snacking.

As soon as these 2 s's are habit, then I'm sure that my weight will start going down.
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Post by mrsj » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:34 pm

21 Feb: Green
22 Feb : Green
23 Feb: S day!

I've pretty much stuck to No S, but haven't shrunk a single gram yet. Ugh! Oh well, I'm concentrating on habit and hoping that shrinkage will follow. Still having trouble with sweets which naturally leads to snacking. It's hard!
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Post by mrsj » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:58 am

24 Feb: Green
25 Feb: Green
26 Feb: Green
27 Feb: S day
28 Feb: Green

With only a few reds since Jan. I've managed to GAIN 2 kilos. And no, it's not muscle. My clothes are tighter. So, starting TODAY I'm moving more! I'm going to have to think of that nasty C word-calories! And, move briskly for at least 30 minutes every day.
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Post by mrsj » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:08 am

I just got a brainstorm while posting on renew's check in.

I'm going to establish a No S themed flowerbed in my allotement garden! A lot of GREEN plants in different shades for variety, a few YELLOW flowers and ONE RED rose to scare me. If nothing else, it will burn a few calories planting it and even more to maintain it!
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Post by mrsj » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:38 am

01 Mar : Green
02 Mar: S day. Cleaned all morning. My S days no longer mean laziness. Wed. is a movement day.
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Post by mrsj » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:09 am

03 Mar: Green. Urban Ranged. Renew mentioned that she's shooting for the 21 day club in her March challenge. I want to join her.
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Post by mrsj » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:41 am

04 Mar: RED! Ate candy bars in the evening. Couldn't I have waited a measly 36 hours? Oh well, done is done. I'll just be a few days behind renew in the 21 day club.

05 Mar: Green. Urban ranged.

06 Mar: S Day! Yay!

This week I'll be celebrating Shrove Tuesday. Wed. is an N day as it is the beginning of Lent. During Lent I will have 1 S a week-Sunday as Sunday is ALWAYS a feast day.
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Post by mrsj » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:04 am

07 Mar: Green

08 Mar: Shrove Tuesday, so S!
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Post by mrsj » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:06 pm

9,10,11 Mar: Green
12 Mar: Green
13Mar: S
14,15 Mar: Green
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Post by mrsj » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:54 pm

16,17,18,19 Mar Green
20 Mar: S
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Post by mrsj » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:50 pm

21,22,23&24 Mar: Green. I just have to get through today and I'll be in the 21 day club again!!!

We had an unexpected warm spell for the last three days, so we've been in the garden. Good workout.
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Post by mrsj » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:41 am

:D :D :D 25 Mar: Green. YAY! 21 days completed!

26 Mar: Pink. Although I kept within the spirit of No S, I piled my plates very high and over ate.

27 Mar: Day 1 for 21 day club: S day!
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Post by Kevin » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:05 pm

I'm happy for you, mrsj.
mrsj wrote::D :D :D 25 Mar: Green. YAY! 21 days completed!

26 Mar: Pink. Although I kept within the spirit of No S, I piled my plates very high and over ate.

27 Mar: Day 1 for 21 day club: S day!
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Post by mrsj » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:28 pm

28 Mar: Green. Day 2
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Post by mrsj » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:38 am

29 Mar: Green. Day 3
30 Mar: Green Day 4

I'm going to have to do some tweeks. I'm maintaining although I've had a lot of greens and joined the 21 day club. I'm maintaining. Haven't shrunk a single gram! AAAAAAARGH!
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Post by mrsj » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:50 am

Green all the way. Sunday an S. the only reasoin I'm posting is to keep my check-in on page 1. I'm part of the April challenge and am getting tired of double posting.
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Post by mrsj » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:18 am

Still Green! :D :D :D Day 14 to new 21 day club!

Weighed myself yesterday and I've shrunk 2 kilos-the 2 that I'd gained. I guess all that fresh air and yard work is paying off.
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Post by Who Me? » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:12 pm

Hurray for fresh air and hard work.

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Post by mrsj » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:38 am

As of 17 April, I'm in the 21 day club! I'm doing as lot of heavy gardening now. I'm not in that great shape, I've been lazy this winter. I do 15 minutes hard work and take a 10 minute break. The work is getting done without me being too stiff and sore. I've had all greens to date.
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Post by ~reneew » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:45 pm

Great job! Congratulations!
I guess this doesn't work unless you actually do it.
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congratulation

Post by r.jean » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:01 pm

Great work! Making 21 days is great but maybe more important is that you are getting some exercise. Fantastic!
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Post by mrsj » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:37 am

22 Sep. I've forgotten No S all summer long. Just haven't had the time or inclination to think about my weight.

I've maintained. Haven't shrunk a gram or a millimeter.
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Post by determined » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:53 am

mrsj...Congratulations on maintaining! That's terrific...

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Post by r.jean » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:02 pm

I agree. As always, my mantra is "maintenance is progress!"
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Post by determined » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:52 pm

r.jean wrote:I agree. As always, my mantra is "maintenance is progress!"
LOVE that true statement!!!

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Post by mrsj » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:15 am

I'm back with my tail between my legs...

This summer I've GAINED 4 kilos. I've been depressed and just wanted to throw in the towel. I've gotten over that and am now motivated again. I'm sticking with the spirit of NoS, but am really thinking about what I put on my plates. I've also found that around 3pm I'm like a wet rag. So, I take a piece of fruit. That picks me right up, but doesn't fill me so much up that I can't eat my dinner. Not exactly Vanilla NoS, but it works for me.

I've managed to shrink 2 of those gained kilos. I don't care if it's water or waste products, it's 2 kilos less that I have to drag around.
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Post by determined » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:36 pm

Mrs.J....

There's no need for a "tale between the legs" return here! This is a tough battle & you're back to fight it. I've gone back & forth with NoS so many times I can't count. THIS time, however, I'm here to stay...and I'm here to beat this. It's nice to have you here...and I wish you much success!

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Post by Who Me? » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:42 pm

A piece of afternoon fruit is not a crime.

I have fruit almost every day at 11am. Its part of my day.

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Post by determined » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:09 pm

I agree with Who Me? I have "Floating Fruit"...I usually eat it with breakfast, but some days I keep it until afternoon, when I'm the most hungry. Sometimes I don't eat it...sometimes I do, but it helps me get through some difficult days.

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Post by mrsj » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:46 pm

Thanks so much for the welcome back and the support!
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Post by mrsj » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:31 pm

14 Dec: Green, but it was hard. I was hungry all day long. I just kept thinking about my pond.
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Post by thtrchic » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:28 pm

Good work! It feels great to end the day feeling successful, doesn't it?

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Post by mrsj » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:04 pm

15 Dec. Green. Kept busy all day to keep my mind off food. Anything to burn a calorie!
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Post by mrsj » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:19 pm

16 Dec. Pink. Although I followed the spirit of NoS at dinner, I ate too much. I piled my plate way too high and felt stuffed when I was done. So, I'm calling it a fail.

17 Dec. Fail. Although an S day, I didn't eat anything until 1600. Didn't overeat, but this is not good.
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Post by mrsj » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:31 pm

18 Dec. A good day. Didn't overeat or go wild on S day. My coat is feeling looser around the hips and tummy.
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Post by mrsj » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:52 am

19 Dec. Green foodwise, but didn't move that much. I have a cold that I just can't get rid of.

20 Dec. Green.
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Post by mrsj » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:49 am

I haven't had time to post what with holiday business. From 20-22 Dec. Green. From 23 Dec until 26 Dec. pink. I didn't overindulge in sweets until yesterday, which is a holiday in Denmark. Both 24&25 Dec. I felt stuffed even though I didn't eat all that much. I guess it was staring at all that food all day long while I was preparing it.
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Post by mrsj » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:03 am

Yesterday was a green. I didn't move that much as I was still exhausted after Xmas. Hopefully, today will be better.
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Post by Who Me? » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:03 pm

I hope your cold is over soon.

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Post by mrsj » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:18 am

Yesterday I moved a bit. Ate Green.

I'¨m really battling the sins of gluttony and sloth. Which leads to other dadly sins such as anger and envy. All in all, I don't feel very good about myself.
There's only one way to start feeling good again-moderation in all things. Including my inherent laziness!
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Post by snapdragon » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:43 pm

I totally relate!! I can't think myself better I have to take action!!!! Sounds like you already know that. Have a happy new year!

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Post by oolala53 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:25 pm

May I ask if being hard on yourself is working? Unless you are talking about sloth and gluttony with a twinkle in your eye.

You are absolutely right about moderation, including self-approbation!

When I'm feeling crappy, I ask myself if I've eaten too much crap or not. Never believe self-criticism if I've been eating a lot of mind-altering chemicals, i.e, sugar and refined foods.

I've put something on my own check-in because reading your post spurred my thoughts and I didn't want to hi-jack.

This is doable and WORTH THE DIFFICULT TIMES OF WAITING TO EAT!
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Post by mrsj » Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:33 am

I'm not being too hard on myself. If I practiced moderation (temperence), I wouldn't be obese. Gluttony (overeating) and sloth (laziness) is what got me where I am today. I'm only being honest with myself. Sometimes honesty isn't too pretty, but what do I get out of deluding myself? However, now that I know my problem, I can do something about it.

Today, I got on the scale and got a pleasant surprise. I've maintained throughout the holidays. I haven't gained a gram! Being a holiday, today is an S for me,but I'm not going to "gobble like a turkey and eat like a hog".

There is hope!
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Post by oolala53 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:52 pm

I'm on your side. If looking at it your way spurs you to action, I applaud you! Sorry if I seemed unsupportive. I know people get their motivations in lots of ways.

Hope you're having a great moderate New Year's Day!
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Post by mrsj » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:24 am

Thanks, oolala! I've tried the reward system as in if I shrink x number of kilos buy myself a non food thingy. Didn't work. Now, my girlie pond and patio are on the line. My reward will be a state of the art filter for said pond. After 1 year maintaining, my reward will be new, feminine patio furniture. Each year of maintaining, I'll give myself a BIG reward. First time I gain more than 5 kilos, the pond goes.

1 Jan. Thankfully, I've maintained over the holidays. Now on to further shrinkage! A good, green S day. Didn't over indulge in anything.

2 Jan: Will start packing away Xmas stuff. Need to vacuum as my cat is shedding. Nice long walk with doggie and then range home the groceries. Will post this evening with results.
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Post by mrsj » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:30 pm

Today has been GREEN. I accomplished my goals today and even did 5 jumping jacks this morning.

All kinds of lean meats and poultry costs a fortune here in Dk, so I'm not getting enough protein. Maybe that's why I was constantly hungry? That's why my hair is fried and my nails are breaking? Anyway, for lunch I had a small bowl of oatmeal with some raisins. I also had a protein shake. I felt very full and this kept me going until dinner, 6 1/2 hours later. I wasn't that hungry at dinner so I ate mostly veggies and bulgur.
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Post by thtrchic » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:04 pm

Perhaps you want to consider adding some nuts, beans, lentils for protein? Those are generally all much cheaper and definitely add good protein to your diet as well.

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Post by oolala53 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:56 am

I don't find that plant sources of proteins have the same effect at all as animal flesh. Sorry they are so expensive, but they are probably better quality and easier on the environment than our industrial meats here in America. Wish I could say I don't buy them, but I do. I do eat carbs every day, too, but I find that my desire for sweets and snacks goes way up if I go several days without meat. I don't know how the vegans and raw fooders do it, though my hat is off to them! Some of my worst desires to binge came after a raw food dinner I went to a few months ago. But meat is hard on the environment, so I've been cautiously experimenting with less. It's worked out so far. Hope you can find the balance you need soon.
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Post by mrsj » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:46 am

Thanks for the input. I bought my protein shake on sale and after siome math found that this shake is much cheaper than meat. I do eat meat, just not that much. I also eat nuts for their health value. One portion of protein shake has 40 grams of raw protein. Thats the same as eating a steak. I use my shakes as a supplement not as a substitute. Here in Dk it is recommended to eat 1.5 grams of protein per kilo body weight. If you want to shrink, 2 grams per kilo body weight. Weighing 96 kilos, no way can I eat that much protein! Most meats contain between 18-22 grams of protein per 100 grams of meat.

It's been a few days since my last check in. I've been green with the exception of yesterday. Candy after dinner. Yesterday I did however move a lot. I was exhausted.
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Post by oolala53 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:15 pm

A shake with 40 grams of protein in one shot is a real find! That should go a long way towards feeling more sated.
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