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Merry



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oolala53 wrote:
That IS a feat, in my book.


a feat of the feet, LOL!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sooo looking forward to S days this weekend! I don't know why some weeks are harder than others, but a couple of times this week I could have really gone for some treat or sweet.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merry wrote:
Sooo looking forward to S days this weekend! I don't know why some weeks are harder than others, but a couple of times this week I could have really gone for some treat or sweet.


Me too! The only way I have stopped myself from reaching for the chocolate is by saying you can have some on Saturday. And by Saturday it will be truly earnt and all the more delicious Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope you made it to your S days, or if you didn't, that you got through without much drama.

I'm having a no S holiday, though I may virtual plate at an MLK celebration I'm going to later. What about you?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oolala53 wrote:
Hope you made it to your S days, or if you didn't, that you got through without much drama.

I'm having a no S holiday, though I may virtual plate at an MLK celebration I'm going to later. What about you?


I did, thanks! Though Sunday I really ate a lot (and while I usually don't like being uncomfortably full, I did on Sunday. It was very strange!)

Back to N day for me today. Hope you enjoyed your MLK celebration!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Random thoughts...

I did not have apple pie today.

I wish weight loss was more linear. also faster!

In two days, my "baby" turns 18!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, January was a gold month No-S wise, but I only exercised 9 days. I was sick for the first part of it, and somehow that always throws me off for a few weeks! I'm glad to be back into it though, and either walking or doing 14 minutes of either the elliptical or T-Tapp. My back definitely feels stronger when I do something regularly. Down 2 lbs. this month, and thankful for that.

Hope everyone has a great February!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great for a golden january!
and for the 2lb down!
btw. when i was calorie counting i was also losing about 2lbs a month (i purposefully made it slower to make sure to be able to maintain after but also didnt always comply perfectly)... wish i knew about noS then, it would be much more pleasurable and saner way to reach my goal and probably at the same pace, if not even faster...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Merry - what a good month. Glad you are feeling better
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry you were sick and had to miss so much of your exercise - I know what you mean about feeling achy when you've had to miss it. But well done on a golden month! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My son said the groundhog was a punk today for seeing it's shadow. So then we started calling it Punxsutawney Punk!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merry wrote:
My son said the groundhog was a punk today for seeing it's shadow. So then we started calling it Punxsutawney Punk!


Lol love groundhogs day for some reason. 😄
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linda, I think it might be because you secretly revel in living where by Punxatawney, PA standards, winter is over right now whether Phil sees his shadow or not! (BTW, they've determined his accuracy and it's worse than flipping a coin. But how we love lore.)
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oolala53 wrote:
Linda, I think it might be because you secretly revel in living where by Punxatawney, PA standards, winter is over right now whether Phil sees his shadow or not! (BTW, they've determined his accuracy and it's worse than flipping a coin. But how we love lore.)


LOL!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday! Not because I care who wins...just because we eat nachos and guacamole Smile.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're on to me oolala!

Mmmmm... Nachos!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merry, how was the chip and dip? I'm looking forward to a potluck toniight because there'll be African stew and the awesome chocolate mousse layer cake I'm bringing. Oh, and there'll be some humans, too.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just for the record, my chickens are at odds with the groundhog. Right after GHD, they kicked into gear and started laying eggs again. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oolala53 wrote:
Merry, how was the chip and dip? I'm looking forward to a potluck toniight because there'll be African stew and the awesome chocolate mousse layer cake I'm bringing. Oh, and there'll be some humans, too.


Oooh, they were so good, and I had leftovers the next day!

chocolate mousse layer cake sounds pretty amazing!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandelion wrote:
Just for the record, my chickens are at odds with the groundhog. Right after GHD, they kicked into gear and started laying eggs again. Smile


Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have any of you seen that ad for the simply fit board? I always laugh because Laurie Greiner says she likes to stay toned and fit but doesn't like to sweat. Um, hello? The two DO go together!

I've been getting into using my elliptical while I watch TV for 20 minutes each evening, and it cracks me up if that commercial comes on!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen it, but that's hilarious. Laughing
If you're not sweating... you might just be doing it wrong.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

February has come to a close! Silver month for me--two NWS days and one red day. 18 workout days, so that's pretty good, especially for a shorter month. (workout days are either a walk or extra labor, a 14 minute T-Tapp video, or 20 minutes on the elliptical). Down another pound. I wasn't sure if I might just break even with the Superbowl, Valentine's day & then my son's birthday--a little heavier food month! So, I'll take a pound. 3 more pounds and I "officially" shift from obese to overweight according to the BMI calculators, and I'm excited about that. Sometimes it seems like a long journey from over a year ago, and sometimes I wonder if I could have done it more quickly--but then I remember that I'm enjoying the journey, that I relish S days each week and I treasure eating "normal" foods (I ate out with my son today and yet stayed on plan.) And I'm enjoying mostly sane eating habits and not "going crazy" on a daily basis. I think I'll always have to eat mindfully, but eating mindfully no-s-fully doesn't seem like a huge burden. I used to believe I could diet, lose weight, and then eat however and maintain. Now I realize that can't ever work--but that's okay. This is good.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job, Merry!

Yes, we could lose weight quicker, and most of us have, but then... *boiiiing*...and it's back again.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations Merry! You're doing so great to soon be out of the obese stage. I am happy for you!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the next best thing to having it happen without having thought about it at all.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome Merry! I love your observations too. You're an inspiration for sure.

And yes you could have lost it faster but it most likely would have backfired and come all back plus some.

Keep up the great work!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work Merry!

And as well as the weight milestones, that's a great number of workout days for a 28 day month!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Losing a pound this time a year is a HUGE victory!! This is the time of year days are short, it's still cold & so many people put on weight (: Way to go!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Merry, you are inspirational in your consistency, determination and philosophy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You asked how to find your old posts. Go to the search at the top of the page and then put your name "merry" in the author spot. Search all posts. Then you should see whatever you named your checkins in the past and click on there to find the thread. Unless you used a different name???
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TexArk wrote:
You asked how to find your old posts. Go to the search at the top of the page and then put your name "merry" in the author spot. Search all posts. Then you should see whatever you named your checkins in the past and click on there to find the thread. Unless you used a different name???


Thanks! Not sure why I never noticed the search feature at the top before!

I could never remember why I stopped No-S back in 2008. I didn't keep a check-in thread back then, just posted on the discussions. As far as I can tell, I even lost 2 lbs. at first--not sure if I just gained it back though. Looks like I had 3 red days early on in November that year and then left after that (maybe I just couldn't figure out how to make it work--I do remember that mentally I always struggled with social situations), or maybe Thanksgiving threw me off and I just didn't get restarted.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oy, S day gone wild for me today. Apple turnover for breakfast, a cupcake and cookie at church, hamburger for lunch, several handfuls of peanut m&m's, a vanilla cappuccino, egg casserole for dinner and another turnover for dessert. It's been awhile since I had that much sugar in a day!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merry, It sounds like maybe you were possibly having some hormonal sugar cravings. Those can sure make sweets hard to pass up!

I've seen your March Challenge calendar and you're doing great otherwise, so I'm sure it's all balancing out. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elizabeth50 wrote:
Merry, It sounds like maybe you were possibly having some hormonal sugar cravings. Those can sure make sweets hard to pass up!

I've seen your March Challenge calendar and you're doing great otherwise, so I'm sure it's all balancing out. Smile


Yeah, hormonal or otherwise emotional...been a rough month here. I hope things stay balanced out this month, but we'll see.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merry I just read on the One Year challenge thread that you have suffered bereavement recently and I wanted to offer my condolences 💐
Staying strong with your eating can be extremely tough when life throws hard times at you, so go easy on yourself and just do what you can manage. My thouhgts are with you and your family.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bluebell wrote:
Merry I just read on the One Year challenge thread that you have suffered bereavement recently and I wanted to offer my condolences 💐
Staying strong with your eating can be extremely tough when life throws hard times at you, so go easy on yourself and just do what you can manage. My thouhgts are with you and your family.


Thank you.
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