***** April 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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***** April Challenge *****

Post by RAWCOOKIE » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:34 pm

April is Easter time - but it falls on a Sunday, so that's cool!

Sat 1st :) Sun 2nd :)
:mrgreen: :oops: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :)
:mrgreen: :) :oops: :mrgreen: 8) :) :)
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :)
:mrgreen: :oops: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :)

oh dear, my month is a bit blushing!
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Post by MaggieMae » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:55 pm

That's right, raw cookie! I have something planned for almost every weekend in April which should motivate to keep N days green.
:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: 8)
8) :oops: ( sick Tuesday-Friday with stomach flu) 8)
8) ( all red this week. Very bad week emotionally and just didn't give a crap)
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Post by Traci0829 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:28 pm

I'm in (as always)!
This is going to be a great month for NoS. I'm also planning to weigh daily. Between that and daily check-ins I hope to remain accountable!
Cheers!
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Post by Selcazare » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:57 pm

I am definitely in.

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Post by Merry » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:05 am

Thanks for getting us set up!

:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :mrgreen:
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:) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :mrgreen:
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Post by Bluebell » Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:13 am

I'm in!
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Post by kaalii » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:28 pm

im in, too...
no NWS days for me this month...
but a trip to italy during the spring holidays... expecting some redness there... but i dont mind... we haven't been abroad since october...
oh, and this month is one year that i'm on noS... vanilla... unless i want to up my weight...
soooo happy to have found it!! still discovering its many benefits for body and mind! :)

:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: 8) 8)
03 04 05 06 07 8) 8)
10 11 12 13 14 8) 8)
17 18 19 20 21 8) 8)
24 25 26 27 28 8) 8)


06 - couple of small pieces of pizza for a friend's b-day
11th - half of the big chocolate easter egg
12th - seconds for dinner
19th - "saving" one and a half ice-cream from melting
20th - snacking while driving back home from holidays
24th - an extra meal/plate
25th - pain au chocolat snack at work
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Post by Bluebell » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:09 pm

:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: 8) 8)
✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ❌ 8) 8)
✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ 8) 8)
✅ ✅ 😊 😊 ✅ 8) 8)
✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ 8) 8)

Kaalii I just copied your calendar, I am so hopeless at creating my own!
Last month was all green, this month I have a short break to Spain so not sure how that's going to go.
7th - aaaagh! Cross with myself to have a red so early on. See daily check in for details.
19th 20th I will be on a short holiday so am allowng myself 2 special days, I hope it's enough to see me through, holiday is actually 18th - 21st
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Post by Bullisaba » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:53 am

I stopped checking in last month. This month I'm going to be more disciplined.


:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: 8) 8)
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :oops: 8) 8)
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: 8) 8)
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: 8) 8)
:mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8) 8)


Not a great start!!

I ate to soothe my emotions on the 20th. I had a meeting with my mothers mental health team and it left me feeling very guilty and sad.
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Post by kaalii » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:49 pm

haha, bluebell,of course feel free to copy it... im hopeless in getting the smileys perfectly alligned...
oh, and great for the trip to spain... i used to go there pretty regularly (cheap flights) but now cant find time in more than 3 years...
a couple of good friends moved to barcelona recently, even building a music studio there, so i reeealy have to go there...
the holidays were a big fear for me on noS... and i have found in this year that noS is relatively holiday-friendly... there are couple of threads with holiday advice and experiences here on the forum... that, support from the lovely people on this forum and keeping a fairly regular check-in helps a lot to minimise the damage while still enjoying it to the fullest...
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Post by Bluebell » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:40 pm

Thanks kaalii, I will search for the holiday threads, this is my first time away with NoS so am a bit nervous! We are going to Cadiz, my husband is working there so we'll be able to see him in the evenings and lounge on the beach in the day!
One thing that will help is that I am having my Invisalign braces fitted before we go, and you have to take them out to eat then brush before you put them back in, so definitely no snacking! Its the seconds and sweets I will have to watch.
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Post by oolala53 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:02 am

Try to keep in mind how much better it feels to eat modestly, even when you're exposed to food you might not get often, and DO savor every bite you DO take. Remember that beverages are allowed. I've cut way back on between-meal drinks, but when I'm on vacation, it seems like such a civilized way to stop and enjoy the ambience. But if it really feels right to be more relaxed, try it. You'll find out soon enough if it's more satisfying.

And fill up on the rest of the experience. What an opportunity!
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
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Post by Bluebell » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:40 pm

Bump
And thank you oolala for that sound advice about our holiday, we go on Tuesday, I am definitely looking forward to a bit of a break and also, as you say, savouring every bite. Beverages between meals for me are now water only as I have my braces in! Its really helping with NoS, definitely no snacking between meals!
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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:09 pm

bump

I'm not sure that thread has the same momentum this month, for some reason - has it stopped being effective for people?
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Post by Bullisaba » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:45 am

I've had a terrible month but this thread has helped me.

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Post by Merry » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:44 am

I always like the check-in threads. Busier month for me though and I haven't been on as much.
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Post by Bluebell » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:29 pm

Rawcookie I know what you mean, but personally I find them very helpful, infact i have done one for each of the 7 months I've been following NoS and would feel a bit lost without it!
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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:54 pm

Nice to hear the feedback - I like it too! May - here we come!
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Post by oolala53 » Mon May 01, 2017 7:11 pm

When the May thread gets started, I'll ask that people sometimes bump the thread up in addition to updating their daily calendars so laggards like me get reminded to check in. :oops:
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
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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

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Post by Bluebell » Mon May 01, 2017 9:09 pm

I don't know how to make a challenge thread, I usually just copy someone else's :oops:
I would like to be part of one if anyone is able to start it off.
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Post by oolala53 » Mon May 01, 2017 9:35 pm

Anyone can start it. You can copy someone else's calendar later and edit it into your post. I will wait for someone else just because I'm so bad at keeping up!
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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