********October Challenge*************

No Snacks, no sweets, no seconds. Except on Days that start with S. Too simple for you? Simple is why it works. Look here for questions, introductions, support, success stories.

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RAWCOOKIE
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Location: Cornwall, UK

********October Challenge*************

Post by RAWCOOKIE » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:41 pm

Well, as I'm in the UK and well into 1st October already, I thought I'd kick October off for us! This simple daily check-in (as well as HabitCal) is a really strong motivator for me.

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:D Halloween!

I have a planned extra S day on Friday 23rd October - a dinner party with a group of friends who are real 'foodies'! This is the first time I've had a planned extra S day - feels a bit naughty!

Hooray! I'm awarding myself a SILVER medal for October -only one RED day.
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r.jean
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Post by r.jean » Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:50 am

I am in for the October challenge. Although I will always adhere to the NoS lifestyle, I get lazy and do not track and do not pay attention to my food choices. Posting helps me be honest about my behavior. For Oct I will track NoS compliance, Glass Ceiling and Exercise.
(Exercise is a minimum of 45 minutes per day with no off days unless I am sick or injured. Glass ceiling is two. I am retired so I take my yellow S days on irregular days due to an irregular schedule. October has 9 Saturday's and Sundays so any S days over 9 are red days. Yet if I have an over the top red day for no apparent reason, I do count that as red..)

Oct. 1: Green times 3.
Oct 2: Green times 3.
Oct 3: Green Glass Ceiling and Exercise; Yellow (S day) for food.
Today was an over the top S day. Wow! Felt awful afterwards.
Oct 4: Green glass ceiling and Exercise; Yellow/S day for food
Oct 5: Green for exercise; Red for Glass ceiling and food.
Oct 6: Green times 3
Oct 7: Green times 3
Oct 8: Green for exercise; Red for Glass ceiling and food.
Having three light beers over a period of several hours does not seem abusive, but it is not necessarily good for me either
Oct 9: Green times 3.
Oct 10: Almost Green times three but ate a chocolate covered banana so it is an S day/yellow
Oct 11: Green times three
Oct 12: Green times three
Oct 13: Green for exercise and glass ceiling; RED for food.
Oct 14: Red glass ceiling; Yellow/S day for food; Green for exercise
Oct 15: Green times 3
Oct 16: Green times 3
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Bean&Sprout
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Post by Bean&Sprout » Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:54 pm

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Traci0829
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Post by Traci0829 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:53 pm

Joining the challenge and will begin on Monday!
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LeannaRW
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Post by LeannaRW » Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:51 am

(Count me in! Even though I didn't start the month on a good foot!

Strict Compliance:

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3 :oops: (Binged) S-Day
4 :oops: (Binged) S-Day
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17 :D S-Day (NO binging!)
18 :D S-Day (NO binging! Came close though!) Phew!
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jcourtney
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Post by jcourtney » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:50 pm

Gotta keep tracking, even though I know this whole week is a wash :(

1 :? Moving
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violet crown
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Late start better than no start

Post by violet crown » Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:06 pm

Rejoining the monthly challenge for accountability (it's been a year). Trying to keep three balls in the air: No-S, Daily Exercise, Daily Rosary. Find that if I miss one, everything seems out of whack.

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violet crown
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Late start better than no start

Post by violet crown » Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:06 pm

Double post
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violet crown
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Late start better than no start

Post by violet crown » Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:07 pm

Or rather, triple post :oops:

oolala53
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Post by oolala53 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:14 pm

Jumping in. It's usually better for me to establish a bit of a streak and THEN start recording. I haven't found that "committing" ahead of time helps with exercise, which is the habit I'm most concerned with these days.

I think I did a minimum vigor (Shovelglove-like) workout every N day this week and several in October before this week. I did a beach walk one day. It's starting to feel rather natural. I am working up to 14 minutes of vigor and minimum 30 minutes of Urban Ranger or what I consider the equivalent on weekdays.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
Age 65
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
Jan/12-26.8
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
Mar/18 22.2

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

osoniye
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Post by osoniye » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:19 am

Hi oolala-
Sounds great! I'm glad you're finding your exercise mojo. I'll bet that will help with giving you a better appetite and increasing your calorie needs... general feeling of well-being, too! I wish I'd do more, or more consistently, myself.
-Sonya
No Sweets, No Snacks and No Seconds, Except (Sometimes) on days that start with "S".

oolala53
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Post by oolala53 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:37 pm

I hope you're right.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
Age 65
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
Jan/12-26.8
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
Mar/18 22.2

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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