chickadee11

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 chickadee11 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:38 pm

Love the book!
Fat and happy starting this new year.(UN happy about girth)
Goal weight:175
Current:202

Sunday January 9
Brunch-spaghetti and meatballs with garlic toast
Lunch-1/2 baked potato,1 piece garlic toast with cheese
Late dinner-Bowl lentil soup,salami sandwich
Beverages-glass whole milk,1/2 glass coke,1 glass Chardonnay,1 Bud Lite,water water water.
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Post by chickadee11 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:01 pm

weigh in on Friday

Monday January 10

Breakfast-Salami wrap sandwich with TGIF Bacon and Cheddar potato skins
Lunch-Rice Chex with whole milk
dinner-grilled pork sizzler with thyme marinade,smashed potatoes,steamed broccoli,garden salad with hidden valley ranch dressing
beverages-glass whole milk,water (lots of it),cup black coffee,glass of bota box Shiraz,1 bud lite

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Post by chickadee11 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:47 pm

Tuesday January 11

Brunch-cup Campbell's chicken noodle soup,piece of homemade crusty bread with butter.
midday-Bowl rice chex with whole milk
dinner-Salami sandwich on crusty bread,handful bacon and cheddar chips (sick of salami)
Beverages:water,cup black coffee,glass of whole milk,2 Labatt Blue

PS-kindly passes on a toffifay offered from co-worker/felt empowering
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hey

Post by tobiasmom » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:52 pm

Looks like you're enjoying yourself! I'm sort of a newbie too. I am on my second "try" of No-S. It's a wonderful relief!!!

We can do this!

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Post by chickadee11 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:10 am

Thanks for the welcome!How is the weather in Texas?I'm up in Michigan,just came in from shoveling snow!

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Post by chickadee11 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:46 am

Wednesday January 12 Breakfast-1 scrambled egg with 1 piece crusty toast
mid-assorted "Entertainment crackers" with small block sharp cheddar
late dinner-spiced shrimp with ginger rice and peas,lettuce with hidden valley ranch
Beverages-water,water,cup black coffee,glass Trop50,glass Shiraz,Coors lite.
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Post by tobiasmom » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:33 pm

So the weather in Texas has gone a little cold...nothing like Michigan, I'm sure. We're military. We just got stationed here in Texas four months ago after living in North Dakota for five years! ha. So I totally get that snowy freezing weather.....and I miss it! I never thought I'd say that. I've never been to Michigan or that area. I've always thought it would be beautiful, though.....

Glad to see you're sticking in there. Today's day 2 for me....and I'm just happy to be back in the swing of things!

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Post by chickadee11 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:12 pm

Keep going~I hope your second try is a success!good luck with the weekend upon us.

PS-We just had some close friends move down to be stationed @ Fort Hood

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Post by chickadee11 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:14 pm

Thursday January 13

Brunch-Bowl Kraft& Salami wrap
Lunch-Bowl Rice Chex with whole milk
Dinner-Pepper steak with rice.Piece crusty bread with butter
Beverages-glass of whole milk,1 Natural lite,a lot of water....

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Post by chickadee11 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:50 pm

current-197 (-3)

Fri January 14
Sat January 15 S~~DAYS :P !!
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Post by chickadee11 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:33 am

Sunday January 16

Lunch-4 mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce
Mid-2 pieces cheese pizza & 1/2 order of onion rings
Late dinner-Spiral ham and cheddar on potato roll,scalloped poatoes

Beverages:water 6x,1 Milwaukee's Best Beer,juice glass of Royal Crown cola,glass whole milk

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Post by tobiasmom » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:43 pm

One full week; right? yay!!!!! I finished up the week strong too. Have a great day!

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Post by chickadee11 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:54 am

Thanks U2!!

Monday January 17
My weekend was less than stellar ~~So back to it today!
Lunch-2 chicken tacos with cilantro lime salsa and sharp cheddar
mid-bowl rice chex with whole milk
dinner-Italian~~
beverages,water,water,water,1 glass shiraz

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Post by chickadee11 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:32 pm

Tuesday Jan 18

This daily check in will probably turn into a weekly check in.I have never been into keeping a food diary,and doing one online can be a drag to write and read I'm sure. I am ON Board with No S all the way.Only time will tell~

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Post by chickadee11 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:12 pm

January 21,2011:
Current weight:197 (-5)

Had a very good week.I have noticed some added benefits of living this lifestyle:taking care of some financial issues,spending,put myself on more of a schedule for keeping house,and family meals have become more of a priority.(One tough thing is that I work @ a restaurant,and good food is always around,and the cook always wants us to taste the special)
Looking forward to another good week,am going to try to keep these 2 S days damages to a minimum so I can see a loss next week :D !
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Post by chickadee11 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:55 am

January 28~
196 (-6)
:)

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Post by chickadee11 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:45 am

February 4 2011

198 (-4)

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Post by chickadee11 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:48 am

1 month of no S~
less red=more success~
Very happy where I'm at~
Simple plan=it's all that!

197 (-5)

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Post by Kevin » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:51 am

Nice work, 'dee. Keep it up!
chickadee11 wrote:1 month of no S~
less red=more success~
Very happy where I'm at~
Simple plan=it's all that!

197 (-5)
Kevin
1/13/2011-189# :: 4/21/2011-177# :: Goal-165#
"Respecting the 4th S: sometimes."

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Post by tobiasmom » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:51 pm

Awesome!!! You are working it!

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Post by chickadee11 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:23 pm

In small ways! VERY small changes...

Thanks again guys~like the nickname ('dee) Kevin :lol: !

Here's to your weekend and well deserved S days!

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Post by chickadee11 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:41 pm

February 18 -
197 (-5)

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Post by chickadee11 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:34 pm

Feb 25
196 (-6)

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Post by Kevin » Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:52 pm

Nice work, 'dee.
chickadee11 wrote:Feb 25
196 (-6)
Kevin
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Post by chickadee11 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:41 pm

Thursday March 3/day early!

Good and Bad news:Start with the good news:
I have been walking the walk so to say.Days have been falling into place and the scale has been going down~~to be exact my weight this last couple days:193 (-9)Yippeee!!

Here's the bad news:After a DR. appointment with my daughter her weight was much different at the office.Soo, I decided to come home and properly re-calibrate the scale (has never been done).After this process (now accurate)my weight is 200 even.So that tells me I did not really start out at 202 it was really 209!(And my daughter's is 35 not 28~~good for her!)

So I will post for tomorrow:
200 (-9) And on with the show!!

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Post by chickadee11 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:39 pm

So totally back to square one!

Went out and bought a new scale,and this one is 9 pds higher than the old one. So in 2 days I realize I am close to 20 pds higher than what I thought I was.It is hard because I base so much of my success on the scale. I know it's just numbers;and can't take away how far I've come already.I am very frustrated and do not want to be this way any more!

:cry: :cry: :cry:

So today it is: 211

And this is the "new" starting point~check in next Friday! :cry:
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Post by librarylady » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:31 pm

That has to be painful and hard. Are you sure that this new scale is correct though? You said that your daughter was 35 lbs at the doctor - what is she on the new scale? Can you get yourself weighed officially somewhere?

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Post by chickadee11 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:00 pm

The scale is correct.She weighs 34.8 on it.

Thank you for your words of encouragement~

I had a really bad day yesterday;finding out my weight is almost 20 pounds over what I thought it was,and my husband lost his job last Friday (main $$$ earner)it finally caught up with me and I had to vent!

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Post by librarylady » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:40 pm

Good Lord! No wonder you needed to vent. I'm really sorry.

The weight mixup is discouraging, but remember that you really HAVE lost a lot of weight and can keep doing so - you'll get back into the 190s and then even lower if you want.

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Post by Kevin » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:55 am

You *may* be heavier than you thought, but it's all relative. Whatever weight you've lost, you've lost. The success is exactly the same. *Exactly* the same. Still be proud, and still feel satisfaction.

I wish your husband and you the best of luck in finding new work. That's tough stuff.
chickadee11 wrote:The scale is correct.She weighs 34.8 on it.

Thank you for your words of encouragement~

I had a really bad day yesterday;finding out my weight is almost 20 pounds over what I thought it was,and my husband lost his job last Friday (main $$$ earner)it finally caught up with me and I had to vent!
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"Respecting the 4th S: sometimes."

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Post by chickadee11 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:46 pm

Thanks~It's good to know I have my no-S comrades to back me up!

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Post by chickadee11 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:59 am

Friday March 11
204.8 (-6.2)

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Post by tobiasmom » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:30 pm

Awesome!!!

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Post by librarylady » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:21 pm

Fantastic!!!

Maybe you were retaining water or some sort of weird thing like that. Scales can be the very devil :evil:

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Post by r.jean » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:42 pm

You are doing great, not just on the scale but in sticking with it in spite of adversity. You have a lot going on and are still sticking with it.
The journey is the reward.
Maintenance is progress.

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Post by Kevin » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:23 am

Keep it up, 'dee.
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Post by chickadee11 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:11 am

TGIF! Hope everyone had a good week.

I had all success except Wednesday was a failure:something about pizza if you don't take the ONE plate right at the beginning!!

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Post by librarylady » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:28 pm

You are doing wonderfully Chickadee! You've got the right spirit! :D

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Post by chickadee11 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:49 am

Had a loss this week~despite adversity!This IS a constant learning experience and there will always be small tweaks here and there.
A couple things I have noted lately:Dips are the devil! Really,how can you control these? Now I have to say Wednesday I went overboard on chips and salsa (so it could have been worse)while I was preparing tacos.I really tried to "virtual plate" the chips in a small bowl,but my kitchen is like Grand Central station so people were all eating from the bowl and then it turned into the bag!
Also,trying to overcome night eating syndrome.(problem than I have had for the last few years)I have always had issue with sleep walking and night terrors,now it is just staying away from the damn refrigerator!The thing that gets me is I can have complete control and have a success during the day,but when it comes to NES I am almost possessed and have NO control.So I am constantly trying to figure out ways in which to have the "calm night", last night was a success!

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Post by librarylady » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:01 pm

Chickadee! You are 2 pounds down since March 11? Fantastic :D , You can see that the losses you were racking up when your scale was wrong were still losses and you are on the right track - I love your little pot of gold at the end of the rainbow - you'll get there!

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Post by Kevin » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:55 pm

You're doing good, 'dee. Lots of self awareness, but not much self-anger. Good balance.
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Post by chickadee11 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:41 pm

just checking in~have been spinning my wheels for the last week or more.

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Post by librarylady » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:22 pm

Hey sometimes just maintaining is a victory. You have a lot of extra stuff on your mind right now and you are obviously not snacking because of it. Sometimes also it seems as though pounds hang on and on for a week or two, then suddenly give up and drop off!

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Post by chickadee11 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:31 pm

I'm reading the no s book from start to finish~(never done! only bits and pieces)
Really want to get motivated for Spring and trying to have a good week~~

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