redwinger's 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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Post by redwinger » Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:18 pm

I'm actually a newbie! I just started a week ago today and it's been fairly easy so far. I didn't even go overboard on the S days. Today was a success with no funny business. My sis also started the same day as me so there's some extra support there. This diet makes a lot of sense. With other "diets" you never know when your next treat will be because they are always off limits or you feel like you're cheating. With this, I know that I'll have something I want on S days. Gives me something to look forward to.

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Post by Maskedlioness » Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:08 am

Congrats and welcome! I just started a week ago as well, so we can have a little newbie party. :lol:

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Post by athabasca » Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:35 am

Newbies, Yea!

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Post by redwinger » Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:16 am

a newbie party sounds good, as long as it's on an S day! :lol:
Day 8: A success. It started out hectic. I forgot to set the alarm and made it to work on time with 2 minutes to spare. I didn't have time for breakfast at home, so I was happy that I didn't grab a donut or poptart from the vending machine!

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Post by gratefuldeb67 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:34 am

Hey! Can't us oldies come join your party too???? :P
LOL...

Good luck guys!
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Post by redwinger » Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:42 am

Day 9: Success!! Not the healthiest choices, but still no snacks and no sweets. An unexpected side effect: less frequent heartburn. Not sure why, but I like it!

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Post by Maskedlioness » Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:14 am

Sure Deb, everyone was a newbie once. :D

That's great to hear about the less frequent heartburn. I've noticed some nice side effects too. Less gas. (:oops: ...that's embarrassing to talk about)
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Post by redwinger » Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:48 am

Day 11:SUCCESS! Wish I could say the same maskedlioness :shock: I love this NoSdiet. I feel so in CONTROL! I've miscalculated my days. Today is actually day 11.

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Post by redwinger » Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:34 am

Day 12 a Success. Can't wait for Tomorrow!

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Post by redwinger » Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:15 am

Day 13:Success. Did not go overboard. Had one sweet, which was also a snack.

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Post by redwinger » Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:42 am

day 14 :) success. Had one sweet and one snack, but did NOT go overboard. also walked for about 45 minutes with the dog. Looking forward to another week of successes.

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Post by redwinger » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:12 am

day 15:success
walked 25-30 minutes and parked further from work
Huge lunch but still kept to the one plate rule

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Post by Hunter Gatherer » Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:12 pm

Good job! It's much better to pile the plate than to break the rules. At the beginning I had to pile my plates pretty high sometimes to make it between meals, but they are shrinking as I go along.
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Post by redwinger » Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:28 am

Very true Hunter.Didn't pile my plate nearly as high today!
Day 16:Success!
Still parking farther from the job.
Didn't get to walk today. Cold and Rainy :(

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Post by redwinger » Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:30 am

Success
Walked 45 minutes.
Today was a lot harder for some reason. I really wanted something sweet, but I'm holding on. Day 21 is just around the corner!

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Post by redwinger » Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:09 am

Day 18.
Another very hard day, but still a SUCCESS! I really wanted something sweet and a snack. Didn't exercise, but still held off on messing up. Can't wait for the S days!

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Post by redwinger » Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:13 pm

day 19 Success!
still hard, but I know tomorrow i can have something I have been craving all week and that's my mocha and muffin for breakfast. 2 more days to 21! I did have a couple of pieces of gum(not sugarfree), but I don't consider that to be a failure(right?).

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Post by gratefuldeb67 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:22 pm

Go Redwinger!!!
Nope a few pieces of gum aren't too troublesome..
Maybe is you eat like ten pieces a day or something...

Congrats on your great 19 days and hope you are enjoying sliding into homebase on an S weekend...
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Post by redwinger » Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:53 pm

Yesterday was a good S day and I didn't go overboard. I even managed 20 minutes of walking until it started to rain :x I didn't stuff myself and still had something I wanted. Today is day 21 :!: :D :shock: !!!
Will post in the 21 club tonight!

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Post by reinhard » Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:40 pm

Wow, you're fast (and I'm slow), made it to 21 before I even had the chance to pop in here! Congratulations!

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Post by redwinger » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:27 pm

Thanks All! It feels great! I'm still going to check in daily. I'm prone to slip up and this does keep me going.

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Post by redwinger » Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:04 am

Day 23 :)
exercise :(
I'm still doing well, but I'm still having a hard time fighting off the cravings after supper. I WANT more, but I know that I'm not really hungry.

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Post by redwinger » Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:30 pm

noS: :D
exercise: :D

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Post by redwinger » Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:10 pm

day 28
Still doing well on the NoS thing. My Goal is to make better choices ofr my 3 meals. Haven't weighed myself yet. Gonna wait awhile before I do that.

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Post by redwinger » Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:49 pm

day 37
Still doing well on the NoS, but not seeing any significant changes. Have worked in about 3 30-40 minute walks a week, plus parking further away from work.

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Post by redwinger » Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:57 am

a S day for me. didn't go overboard though.
no exercise:(

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Post by redwinger » Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:17 am

did horrible this past week! 2 days off of no S besides my S days and NO exercise! I've GOT to get back on this week with better choices. I have been doing No S for over a month and I think I've actually gained weight because of my food choices. I'm not giving up though!

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