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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 7:07 pm    Post subject: idontknow's return to No S Reply with quote

Day 1 - success
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back!
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Lori - it's good to be back!
Day 2 - also a success. Lunch was split in 2 as I was called to a meeting, but I managed to wait for dinner until 8pm after swimming.

I didn't think I was much of a seconds girl, but that was the hardest part of today - stopping eating after 1 plate of dinner.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is officially 5 days of success. Much easier than I thought it would be - not sure why I've been putting off starting again! I don't want to be over confident though - next week might be much harder...
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another mainly successful week. Mon to Thursday was fine then Friday was a very stressful work day and my routine was different. One small chocolate led to 'what the hell' and I ate what I wanted for the rest of the day. This was my problem last time I tried no s - once a day is a failure I just keep going.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So since my last check in over 2 weeks ago I've had 2 successful days. I could blame all sorts of things - half term, work stress, days out.....but really I just give in too easily.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wednesday - success
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

idontknow wrote:
Wednesday - success


Yeah! Take it one day at a time, and build on each success.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Merry Very Happy

Thursday was also a success. Friday was a meal out with a friend so was an s event. A lovely restaurant where it's worth having a treat
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starting again. I've lost count of the number of times I have failed at this! The time between lunch and dinner is long and the hardest part of the day for me, so this time I"m planning for it by dividing my lunch into 2 parts. I'll eat one part at normal lunchtime and save the yogurt for about 4pm. Not strictly Vanilla No S, but it will be so much better than 'I'll start again tomorrow' or 'WTH- I've failed so I'll eat everything in the cupboard.'
Rereading the No S information the part on responsibility really struck a chord - and not just in regards to eating. I am responsible for what I eat. I'm responsible for my attitude towards everything in my life and I've been blaming my environment and my situation for too long. My weight is the heaviest it's ever been, but this isn't just about losing weight now. It's about taking responsibility and making changes in several areas.
I have committed to the January challenge, but given my propensity to an all or nothing approach I might need to just take things one day at a time. I don't want to give up this time.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back! Very wise of you to focus on the habits, one day at a time. Hang in there!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Amy Very Happy
Monday - success. Tomorrow is back to work so different strategies needed.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tuesday. Success. And the gym too!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wednesday and Thursday - both successes. Wednesday is usually full of food! I have 2 long meetings where food is provided and I usually eat all day. Yesterday I postponed my lunch until late afternoon so didn't eat in either meeting. The same strategy helped today. I can go for a long time between breakfast and lunch, but can't manage for so long between lunch and dinner which is strange.
I am enjoying eating less - I feel sharper, less tired and have more patience. I don't know why I forget that this is a good feeling!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Friday - success. Another late lunch, then gym and late dinner. Seems to be working well for me so far. We'll see. Just doing one day at a time.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

idontknow wrote:
Wednesday and Thursday - both successes. Wednesday is usually full of food! I have 2 long meetings where food is provided and I usually eat all day. Yesterday I postponed my lunch until late afternoon so didn't eat in either meeting. The same strategy helped today. I can go for a long time between breakfast and lunch, but can't manage for so long between lunch and dinner which is strange.
I am enjoying eating less - I feel sharper, less tired and have more patience. I don't know why I forget that this is a good feeling!



I am the same way. In between lunch and dinner is by far the hardest time for me to resist snacking. Most of the time it is not even real hunger. I usually have very strong cravings. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woo hoo! Way to go! Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

idontknow wrote:
Friday - success. Another late lunch, then gym and late dinner. Seems to be working well for me so far. We'll see. Just doing one day at a time.


Awesome! One day at a time, yes.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the support everyone!
The weekend was fairly sane - I stuck to 3 meals on Saturday, although we went out for dinner and had a starter as well as a main. Sunday was a bit more snacky but not much - definitely not over the top.

Monday - success although it was hard at times. I give out chocolate biscuits to my duty team on Mondays and it was very hard to resist eating one, but I managed!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tuesday - success.
One week under my belt now. I haven't lost any weight this week, but that's ok - it's the first week and I have stuck to No S every day.
Not eating sugar or huge meals means I'm not bloated. My clothes feel better, especially around my middle. I don't feel as overwhelmed or stressed by things at work, and I definitely have more patience. Definitely reasons to keep going.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wednesday - failure. But only a small one. I finished dinner and carried on eating a handful of chips. I could have rationalised it by saying that they would have fit on the plate, but that would not help me to solidify the habit. However, I'm not using this small failure as an excuse to eat everything in the cupboard. I have resisted the usual Wednesday work snacks - a few extra chips aren't going to sabotage me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thursday - success
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you're smart not to rationalize your red moment. It just complicates things. Also great non-weight related reasons why NoS is working for you. Realizing that I'm better off doing NoS even if I don't lose a single pound is what helped me finally stick to it.

Have a great day!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

idontknow wrote:
Tuesday - success.
One week under my belt now. I haven't lost any weight this week, but that's ok - it's the first week and I have stuck to No S every day.
Not eating sugar or huge meals means I'm not bloated. My clothes feel better, especially around my middle. I don't feel as overwhelmed or stressed by things at work, and I definitely have more patience. Definitely reasons to keep going.


Great! Your previous No S experience is paying off - our bodies love it when we stick to the habit!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Linda and Rawcookie. I have failed at No S so many times - there really must be some benefits to all that failure Very Happy Seriously though, I know I've failed in the past because of all or nothing thinking so that is what I am really working on this time. Feel free to remind me of this anyone ever!

Friday was a success. Saturday was an uncontrolled S day in terms of sweets and snacks, although probably not as wild as it could have been. It didn't feel good though - made me feel a bit sick. We had a lovely meal out in a Turkish restaurant last night - beautiful food and lots of it.

Today is gym, prep work for the week, cinema to see La La Land and maybe a bit of shopping. I'm going to stick to proper meals today, with a sweet if I want one - I like feeling hungry and don't want to feel like I did yesterday.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monday - fail. Seconds after dinner Sad No snacks or sweets though which are the serious damage for me....
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tuesday - success. Very tricky day at work, but delaying lunch is working well. Gym before dinner. All good.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wednesday - fail. Extra chips after dinner

Thursday - success
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aarrgghh!!!
Friday - fail
Monday - fail
Tuesday - fail
Wednesday - fail
Thursday - fail

What's going on? I was doing ok and now have fallen off the wagon completely.
I think I need to be stricter at weekends - a return to the former ways of eating makes it hard to start again on Mondays.
When I'm tired it's harder not to eat. This week has been hard at work - very busy and redundancy announcement. I've noticed that when I'm tired it's harder to resist food.
Friday will be a success and the weekend will be controlled.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Friday - success. Back on track
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good for you for getting back on track.

I found Mondays really hard for the first 2-3 months, but honestly, once you get past that, I usually now find Mondays are a relief (it feels good to get back on track).

You can do this!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good job, getting back on track for Friday.

Does it help to think of a "stumble" in this analogy?

If you are driving along, and your front wheel drifts onto the shoulder, do you correct and continue driving? Sure! Anyone's wheel can drift, but getting back on the road means correcting mildly and carrying on. A driver who corrects by going in the ditch every time the tire goes on the shoulder would be in a world of hurt.

I don't know if that helps or not. It has made a big difference to me in my lifetime.

anyway, I think it's terrific that you made Friday a green day, and I want to encourage you for Monday...You can do this!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much Merry and Bunso. I love that analogy of a correction in direction. I've never thought of it like that before and will definitely keep that in mind.

Monday - success. No reason why Tuesday won't be. I've managed until now and just have dinner to go.
I've been using my Misfit Shine since the 2nd January. I've met my goal of 1000 points every day - which is about 10 000 steps. Overall that's 128.4 miles!
I've also been tracking my weight by logging every day.
January - average weight - 165lbs. Highest - 166.6lbs. Lowest - 163 lbs.

So that's my benchmark. In February I'm going to carry on reaching 1000 points each day. I can't imagine not doing it now. I'm also going to add a daily 15 minute yoga habit. I can do that for 28 days!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The week at a glance:
Monday - success
Tuesday - success
Wednesday - fail
Thursday - success
Friday - fail

The fails weren't huge but were unnecessary. One was because of an emotional response and tiredness, the other was because we were at ice hockey and eating sweets.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The week was going so well! I succeeded until Thursday evening - that was a small fail. Friday was a larger fail with too many sweet things that made me feel a bit sick. Both fails started due to pressure from others - not from myself. I would have been happy not to eat extra things. I will ponder strategies for this.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Disaster this week! Half term, so I've been at home, out with friends and family, and food rules/exercise have fallen by the wayside.
I'm going to London for the weekend so will do lots of walking but eating may be haphazard.
Since the Christmas holidays I've followed No S at work more or less successfully. I've had occasional days where I've had small fails, but I feel confident about my ability to succeed at work. I realised this week that I don't feel like that when I'm at home, which may be because this is where I spend S days. The holidays have made me realise that I need to think about home routines so I don't fall into this trap again. That may mean putting some rules in place at weekends - I don't want to wait for the next holidays to practise this.
Time to think....
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