Minimizer Just Checking 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 oolala53 » Sat May 07, 2016 1:58 pm

Nice work.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
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Jan/12-26.8
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Post by minimizer » Wed May 18, 2016 2:27 pm

The month of May has been a mix for me so far.
A road trip the first week--not so good. I make allowances for being
on holiday, so not a big deal really. I got back on track as soon as
I returned home.
Last week was all good until Friday, when I started my weekend a day
early...so a three-day weekend it was.
This week is going quite well--successful so far.
I'm determined to finish out the month of May with Success.

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Post by minimizer » Sat May 21, 2016 12:35 am

Successful week. Planning a decent weekend.
I'll be back next week.

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Post by minimizer » Thu May 26, 2016 1:59 pm

Checking in and doing well after week is half over. Determined to
finish out the week successfully.

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Post by minimizer » Sat May 28, 2016 4:47 am

Ending the week successfully. Three-day weekend ahead.

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Post by oolala53 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:28 am

Did you recover from the 3-day weekend?
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Jan/12-26.8
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Post by minimizer » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:20 pm

Starting recovery today, oohlala.
BR: oatmeal, blueberries, flax; tea
LUN: egg salad, gf bread, mango
Afternoon: herb tea w/milk
DIN: egg salad & gf bread, green beans, mustard greens, Greek yogurt w/walnuts

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Post by oolala53 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:29 pm

Nice first day back!
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

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Post by minimizer » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:32 pm

Yes, I'm keeping it simple.
BR: oatmeal, banana, whey, flax; tea
LUN: chicken salad, gf bread, mango
Afternooon: herb tea w/milk
DIN: chicken salad & gf bread, steamed mixed veg, Greek yogurt w/blueberries & walnuts; milk

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Post by minimizer » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:20 pm

Saturday
BR: oatmeal, coconut oil, whey protein, banana, flax; tea
Rest-of-the-day:
Cheese on gf bread (2X); Greek yogurt with blueberries & nuts; kale;
mango; herb tea w/milk
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Post by oolala53 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:36 pm

Dang! that reminds me I forgot to add my powdered protein this morning, something I was going to do as an experiment.

Do you grind your flax? I keep a bit ground in the freezer. I find the whole seeds just pass through, though I won't tell you the evidence for that. :?

It's funny how Reinhard says somewhere to eat what your grandparents would recognize. My darling grandfather lasted quite awhile on meat, potatoes, and whiskey, but I'm willing to take my chances adding whey, flax, and vegetables, among other things.
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Jan/12-26.8
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Mar/18 22.2

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Post by minimizer » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:36 pm

I buy a bag of flax seeds already ground at Costco and I keep it in the freezer. I sprinkle two tablespoons on top of the bowl after I stir in the other fixin's. I don't like the texture if I mix in the flax so that's why I sprinkle on top.

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Post by minimizer » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:19 pm

BR: oatmeal, whey protein, banana, flax seeds; two cups of tea

Lunch: chicken salad on rice cakes; plain Greek yogurt w/slivered almonds & pomegranate juice; baby carrots

Dinner: chicken breast w/vegetables; salad w/blue cheese dressing

Nighttime snacks :(
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Post by Whosonfirst » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:56 pm

Hi minimizer, Are the whey protein, flax seeds & banana all going on top of the oatmeal? And is that unsweetened oatmeal? sorry for my questions. Thanks, Trace(Whosonfirst)
Weekly goal = Five Green days in a row. I do a BMI check by looking in a mirror.
Orig. SW(7/2016)= 226/ SW(reboot) =217-3/7/2018
Current Wt= 210 -8/2018
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Post by minimizer » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:41 pm

Hi, Trace...It's plain, unsweetened, one-minute oatmeal. After I prepare it, I add banana (either sliced or mashed) and a scoop of unsweetened, unflavored whey protein. I sprinkle two tablespoons of ground flax seeds over the top of that.
I have never liked the long-cooking rolled oats or steel-cut oats, and I believe the quick oats are healthful enough. This is my daily breakfast and
I never get tired of if :)

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Post by minimizer » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:20 am

BR: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, flax, and tea
LUN: Greek yogurt, whey, banana, blueberries, flax
AFT: milk
DIN: salmon burger, chicken-vegetable soup, millet
NIGHT: milk

Long walk for exercise; weights routine

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Post by minimizer » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:09 pm

BR: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, flax; two cups black tea
LUN: Quorn cutlet, chicken vegetable soup, millet; Greek yogurt w/whey, cherries,banana, flax
DIN:

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Post by minimizer » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:31 am

Three-days-in-a-row Success.
I'm now in training for the coming fall-winter holidays :)
Neighborhood walks Mon-Tues-Wed as well.
In training to be a hiker :)

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Post by minimizer » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:50 pm

Had a very good week of N Days.
Next week will be the same! :)

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Post by oolala53 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:22 am

I'll second that, about it being the same for you this week.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
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Jan/12-26.8
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Mar/18 22.2

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Post by minimizer » Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:03 am

Last week was an extremely unusual week for me and my family. I returned to No S by Thursday though and had a good ending to my week.
I'm expecting to have a good week coming up, Vanilla No S along with plenty of walking and daily activity. No sitting around and moving lots, that's the plan! Eat less & move more!

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Post by oolala53 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:32 pm

Hope the unusual week was for good reasons. No S can help keep the deviations moderate.

Here's to a green first week of October.
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Post by minimizer » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:25 pm

Well actually it was due to health concerns of a family member. Doing better now but disordered stress eating is my default during such times as those.
This week is getting off to a good start for October.
Still in training for the holidays! I think I'll make that my 'signature'.

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Post by minimizer » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:34 pm

Posting stats here from my signature, so I can remove it from there
and start keeping track monthly starting November 1st.

9/1/15--137#, BMI 25.9; 10/1/15--137#, BMI 25.9
3/1/16--136#, BMI 25.7, 4/1/16--133#, BMI 25.1

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Post by minimizer » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:44 pm

Had a good and successful week, Monday through Friday.
Having a sensible weekend so far this Saturday.

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Post by threewhales » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:17 pm

Following you through 2017!
Cynthia aka threewhales
Vanilla No S ReStart 12/26/16

Things should be as simple as possible, but not simpler.
~Albert Einstein

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Post by minimizer » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:59 am

Tomorrow morning I start my new year, a new adventure in an orderly and more classic way of eating. I'll devote a year to the No S way and by the end of 2017 I expect to be somewhat slimmer hopefully, but more importantly I will be eating in sanity. And on and on after that! Go me, ha!!

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Post by oolala53 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:48 am

Got your back.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
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Post by minimizer » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:51 am

I sure do appreciate you, oolala!

I am having a good week and am determined to have a good year.
Starting the year weighing 138# and my BMI is currently 26.1
I think I'll weigh myself on the first day of each month this year.

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Post by oolala53 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:29 pm

And keep going no matter what the scale says. Delightfully short people like yourself often have to tweak tweak tweak plates AND S days. But so what? The time will pass anyway.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
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Mar/18 22.2

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Post by minimizer » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:17 pm

You're so right!
Still going well this week.
My aim is to make each meal high in vegetables and/or fruit.
Limit fats somewhat, especially saturated fats, but of course some
fat with each meal for satisfaction until the next meal.
I have totally eliminated caffeine and alcohol because they simply
don't agree with me.
Adequate protein, adequate produce, a moderate amount of carbs
(mostly unrefined carbs), low in sodium whenever possible.
It's pretty easy to control the quality of my meals since I nearly
always eat at home.

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Post by oolala53 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:56 pm

Sounds very close to my plan for the first few years. And most successful loser/maintainers don't eat out much. You're right on track.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
Age 65
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Mar/18 22.2

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Post by minimizer » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:51 am

I've completed my first week of 2017 successfully and I'm very happy about that :)
I haven't been hungry for sweets and I probably won't even want any this weekend but we'll see.
I will definitely be back here next week.

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Post by Merry » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:27 am

Congrats on a great first week!
Homeschool Mom and No S returnee as of 11-30-15.
2 years and counting on No-S.
29 lbs. down, 34 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Post by minimizer » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:02 am

Thank you, Merry.
I am here for week two, 2017. My weekend was just like N days because
that's what I felt like. I didn't crave sweets at all, didn't want any. Next
weekend, I'll have sweets if I care to, but we'll see. I felt content.

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Post by oolala53 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:40 pm

Good to play it by ear. Eventually, S's can be the exception, not the default on S days.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
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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 minimizer » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:24 am

I believe I have started to like N days
better than S days.

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Post by Merry » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:48 am

oolala53 wrote:Good to play it by ear. Eventually, S's can be the exception, not the default on S days.
I hope so! Not sure I've really gotten there yet!
Homeschool Mom and No S returnee as of 11-30-15.
2 years and counting on No-S.
29 lbs. down, 34 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Post by minimizer » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:21 pm

Second week of 2017 was a success.
Living the weekend as N days. Because I
just feel like it.

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Post by oolala53 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:34 pm

:)
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
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Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
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Post by minimizer » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:16 pm

This week going well. I ate at a family get-together for lunch today--it was one of those buffet places where you can go back multiple times for multiple plates of food. I filled one plate of food substantially and did not go back for seconds. I avoided the dessert buffet as well. Yay!

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Post by oolala53 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:57 am

I swear, I think we should have "dry" days, like they do regarding booze some places. Sweets on weekends and 15 holidays a year. Good for you for creating your own dry day.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
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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 minimizer » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:00 am

January nearly over and I have been staying with it. I am determined to see where No S takes me during 2017. I will record my weight on Wednesday, Feb 1st and I believe it will show a loss of perhaps a couple of pounds. We'll see.

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Post by minimizer » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:46 pm

I am having a successful week.
One unsuccessful day in the middle of January on a weekday.
My weekends were quite tame and many weekend days were
as if it were a weekday, just because I felt like it. Sweets
aren't very appealing lately.
My weight this morning is 136# so I appear to have lost two
pounds during my first month of this 2017 challenge.
BMI is now 25.7

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Post by kaalii » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:48 pm

excellent, minimizer!! congratulations on your success!!
wow, only one red day!! way to go!!! :)
Age:40
BMI: 18.8
Body Fat %: 17.6
in it for maintenance and, more importantly, sanity!!

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Post by Merry » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:27 am

minimizer wrote:I am having a successful week.
One unsuccessful day in the middle of January on a weekday.
My weekends were quite tame and many weekend days were
as if it were a weekday, just because I felt like it. Sweets
aren't very appealing lately.
My weight this morning is 136# so I appear to have lost two
pounds during my first month of this 2017 challenge.
BMI is now 25.7
Sounds like a very successful month, good for you!
Homeschool Mom and No S returnee as of 11-30-15.
2 years and counting on No-S.
29 lbs. down, 34 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Post by oolala53 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:15 am

Wow, only 1 red day AND tame S days? That's fantastic!
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
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Jan/12-26.8
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Post by Amy3010 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:48 am

Way to go! Well done!

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Post by minimizer » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:51 pm

Last week was a road trip week and it was difficult to have typical N days.
I did the best I could and I did have to eat more often to keep from getting headaches and to be able to keep a pleasant disposition around my traveling companion and those we were visiting with. I do not travel well--I look at it
in much the same was as Sick days--I do what I have to do to survive. :)
This week I am back to normal and this Monday is going well.
Breakfast was my usual oatmeal with fixin's.
Lunch is ff Greek yogurt with blueberries, banana, and chopped pecans.
So far, so good.

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Post by oolala53 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:02 pm

If road trips are your biggest problem and you don't take them often, that's actually lucky. And even that could change with long term compliance.

Enjoy your N days.
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Age 65
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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 minimizer » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:54 pm

I'm actually having a dreadful week but I think today is going to be better--at least it is so far. Feeling hopeful.

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Post by oolala53 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:28 am

On to a new week.
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

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Post by minimizer » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:18 pm

Even though most of my days have been 'red' days lately, I still am considering myself to be on the No S plan and am committed to it for 2017.
Today had been OK until dinner (more than a plateful) but no sweets, no snacks, and nothing more until tomorrow morning at breakfast.

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Post by minimizer » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:32 pm

Breakfast: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, yogurt, flax; tea
A.M.: tart cherry juice
Lunch: blueberries, ff Greek yogurt, pecans; baked potato w/evoo
Afternoon: herb tea w/milk
Dinner: tamale pie, bell pepper, California blend veg w/butter; milk

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Post by minimizer » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:40 pm

I haven't weighed for probably the last week or two or three. Guess I will on March 1st. Lent beginning March1st as well and looking forward to that :)

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Post by minimizer » Mon May 08, 2017 1:32 pm

Breakfast: bowl of oatmeal with banana, whey protein, coconut oil, yogurt, and ground flax seeds sprinkled on top; and black tea to drink.

Lunch: leftover lentils, leftover small baked potato, baby carrots, Brazil nuts, crusty rye with butter; milk to drink

Dinner: Greek yogurt, blueberries, banana, whey protein, walnuts; herb tea
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Post by oolala53 » Mon May 08, 2017 1:44 pm

Whey protein! That's what I forgot this morning.

How did Lent and Easter go?
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Post by minimizer » Mon May 08, 2017 10:53 pm

Lent & Easter was a meaningful time for me this year. I didn't do anything special food related but I did give up an annoying habit.

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Post by minimizer » Tue May 09, 2017 1:08 pm

Breakfast: oatmeal, whey protein, banana, coconut oil, flax seeds, yogurt; black tea to drink

Lunch: Swiss cheese on Ezekiel toast, Brazil nuts, baby carrots, avocado half; milk to drink

Dinner: GF cheese pizza, bell pepper strips, dates & walnuts

Night: ginger tea; half cup of milk

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Post by minimizer » Wed May 10, 2017 2:31 pm

Breakfast: oatmeal with yogurt, banana, whey protein, coconut oil, and flax seed over top; black tea to drink

Lunch: Swiss cheese on Ezekiel toast, baby carrots, Brazil nuts & dates

Dinner: baked salmon burger, collard greens, green peas; milk

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Post by minimizer » Thu May 11, 2017 7:43 pm

Breakfast: oatmeal, whey protein, coconut oil, banana; tea to drink

Lunch: chicken/vegetable soup, slice Ezekiel toast with melted Swiss cheese; purple cow

Dinner: tamale pie, spinach, cooked apples w/Gr yogurt & walnuts; milk to drink

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Post by minimizer » Fri May 12, 2017 1:54 pm

Breakfast: oatmeal/whey/banana/yogurt/coconut oil/flax seed; tea to drink

Lunch: leftover tamale pie, leftover spinach, leftover cooked apples, Greek yogurt w/fresh blueberries, Brazil nuts; milk to drink (half cup)

Afternoon: cider

Dinner: chicken leg, green beans, Swiss cheese, mashed potatoes; purple cow

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Post by minimizer » Sat May 13, 2017 5:25 pm

Br...oatmeal, whey, banana, flax seed, coconut oil, yogurt; tea

Lun...chicken leg, baby carrots, Brazil nuts, Greek yogurt w/grape juice & walnuts

didn't track for the rest of the weekend
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Post by minimizer » Mon May 15, 2017 5:31 pm

breakfast...oatmeal, coconut oil, whey protein, banana, yogurt, flax seed; black tea

lunch...chicken leg, baby carrots, Brazil nuts, Ezekiel toast, slice Havarti cheese; purple cow

dinner: chicken leg, pea & carrot curry, bell pepper strips, Greek yogurt w/blueberries & walnuts; milk, herb tea

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Post by minimizer » Tue May 16, 2017 5:41 pm

breakfast: oatmeal, whey protein, banana, coconut oil, yogurt, ground flax seeds; black tea

lunch: leftover pea & carrot curry w/chicken, Greek yogurt w/blueberries & walnuts; purple cow

dinner: turkey burger w/cabbage, tomatoes, onion, olives, evoo; bell pepper strips; Ezekiel bread & Havarti; milk

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Post by minimizer » Wed May 17, 2017 6:02 pm

breakfast: oatmeal, blueberries, whey protein, coconut oil, flax seeds; black tea; milk

lunch: potluck meal at church

dinner: leftovers from last night & potluck

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Post by minimizer » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:40 pm

breakfast: oatmeal, banana, yogurt, ground flax seeds; tea

lunch: pretzel rolls; milk

afternoon: milk

dinner: Havarti cheese on ciabatta, kale, bell pepper strips, Brazil nuts; water

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Post by minimizer » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:28 pm

Breakfast: oatmeal, banana, yogurt, coconut oil, flax seeds; tea
Coffee with milk

Noon: 1/2 cup milk

Lunch (late): bagel & butter; Greek yogurt & walnuts

Dinner: omelet, carrots, half bagel, strawberries; milk

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Post by minimizer » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:19 pm

Saturday:
BR: oatmeal, coconut oil, Greek yogurt, whey protein, banana, flax seeds; black tea, coffee w/milk
LUN: med. chocolate croissant, strawberries; milk
DIN: melted Havarti cheese on bagel, steamed broccoli, orange bell pepper, cherries, three Brazil nuts; milk

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Post by minimizer » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:37 pm

Sunday
Br...oatmeal, whey, yogurt, coconut oil, banana, flax; tea, coffee w/milk
Lun...bagel, Havarti cheese, strawberries, 3 Brazil nuts; herb tea & milk
Din...Greek yogurt, banana, walnuts
Night...milk & Pom

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Post by minimizer » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:39 pm

Monday
Br...oatmeal, banana, whey, coconut oil, yogurt, flax; cuppa black tea
A.M....milk
Lun...McChicken sandwich, hash brown
Din...bagel & butter, yellow bell pepper, Greek yogurt & banana & walnuts

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Post by minimizer » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:42 pm

Tuesday
BR: Special K w/milk; one cup coffee w/milk
LUN: oatmeal, banana, yogurt, coconut oil, whey, flax; cup of black tea
DIN: whiting, broccoli, yellow bell pepper strips, sweet potato custard; milk

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Post by minimizer » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:48 pm

Wednesday:
BR: oatmeal, banana, yogurt, whey, flax; one cup coffee w/milk
LUN: potluck meal: ham, popcorn chicken, macaroni & cheese, chicken & dumplings, pasta salad, fruit salad; small cup black coffee
DIN: pasta salad, sweet potato custard, collard greens, half yellow bell pepper, blueberries & Greek yogurt, 3 Brazil nuts; milk

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Post by minimizer » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:58 pm

Thursday
BR: Joe's O's cereal, milk, banana; one cup coffee w/milk
LUN: omelet, collard greens, strawberries, 3 Brazil nuts, tsp. peanut butter; half cup milk
DIN: sandwich: Havarti cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo, on ww pita; carrots
Night: milk

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Post by minimizer » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:17 pm

Friday:
BR: Joe's O's, milk, banana; coffee w/milk
LUN: ww pita w/Havarti cheese, tomato, lettuce, mayo; 3 Brazil nuts; half orange bell pepper; half cup milk
AFT: herb tea
DIN: fried lasagna, fettuccine alfredo w/grilled chicken; milk & Pom

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Post by minimizer » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:53 pm

Saturday
BR: oatmeal, banana, coconut oil, whey protein, yogurt; coffee w/milk
LUN: ww pita, Havarti cheese, tomato, lettuce, mayo; 3 Brazil nuts; half yellow bell pepper; milk
DIN: chicken, vegetables (carrots, onion, broccoli, bell pepper, tomato, olives + evoo), rice, cherries; milk
NIGHT: 1/2 cup milk & Pom

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Post by minimizer » Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:32 pm

Sunday
BR: oatmeal, whey, yogurt, banana, coconut oil; coffee w/milk
LUN: large slice cheese pizza; Costco samples of key lime pie, chocolate crepe, and caramel popcorn
DIN: leftover rice & chicken & vegetables, evoo; bell pepper strips; cherries; milk
NIGHT: 3 Milano mint cookies; 3 Brazil nuts; PB; cereal & milk

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Post by minimizer » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:26 pm

Monday
BR: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, coconut oil, yogurt; coffee w/milk
LUN:

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Post by minimizer » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:50 pm

Tuesday
Breakfast: Joe's O's, milk, banana; coffee w/milk
Lunch: Peanut butter on bread; carrots; banana
Dinner:

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Post by minimizer » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:27 pm

Tuesday:

oatmeal, banana, milk; tea, coffee w/milk

chicken salad; yogurt, banana, walnuts

yellow squash, mashed potatoes, collard greens; milk, herb tea

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Post by minimizer » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:11 pm

Wednesday:

Br: oatmeal, banana, yogurt, whey protein; tea; coffee w/milk

Lun: omelet w/collard greens & Swiss cheese; yogurt w/blueberries & walnuts; herb tea w/milk

Din: chicken patty, mashed potato, yellow squash, collard greens; milk

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Post by minimizer » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:31 pm

Thursday:

Br: oatmeal, banana, whey, yogurt, flax; tea; coffee w/milk

Lun: omelet w/collards&squash&Havarti; ff Gr yogurt w/walnuts; herb tea w/milk

Din: chicken tenders w/onion, garlic, bell pepper, olives, carrots, tomato, evoo; peas; steamed broccoli; cherries; milk; herb tea

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Post by minimizer » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:31 pm

Friday

Oatmeal, milk, banana, blueberries, whey, flax; tea

Greek ff yogurt, whey, walnuts, banana; herb tea & milk

Leftovers: chicken & veg & peas; baked potato w/butter; milk

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Post by minimizer » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:40 pm

Saturday

oatmeal, banana, blueberries, milk, whey, flax; tea

salad w/blue cheese dressing; Greek ff yogurt, banana, whey, walnuts; herb tea w/milk

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Post by oolala53 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:38 am

It sure looks like things are going well. Here's to an end to summer and starting fall strong.
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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Post by minimizer » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:14 pm

...Tuesday...

R: oatmeal, whey, banana, flax; 2 cups tea & cup almond milk

LUN:

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Post by oolala53 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:19 am

Do you grind the flax yourself? Sorry if you've already answered this.
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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Post by minimizer » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:58 am

No, I buy flax seed already ground in a sealed bag at Costco.
After opening it, I keep it in the freezer.

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Post by oolala53 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:32 am

I keep seeds and meal there, too. Nice nutty flavor and fibrous.
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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Post by minimizer » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:18 pm

Thursday:
Breakfast--oatmeal, banana, whey protein, ground flaxseeds; two cups black tea
Lunch--sliced cheese, bread, egg salad, blueberries, milk & Pom
Dinner--





1Jan2017 Wt 138# BMI 26.1
1Feb2017 Wt 136# BMI 25.7

142

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Post by oolala53 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:46 am

I'm assuming we'll hear from you soon. Holiday eating soon!
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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Post by minimizer » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:54 pm

I am back.

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Post by automatedeating » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:12 pm

welcome back, minimizer. I think you & I have the closest to doppelganger stats on the boards. :)
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3; 8/14-24.5; 5/15-26.2; 1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6; 8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9; 3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8; 1/19-23.4; 2/19-22.7; 3/19-22.1

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Post by minimizer » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:32 pm

Yes, it seems so! Borderline overweight, that's me.
I believe that if I can moderate my eating
(between-meal snacking is my main problem)
that my weight will stabilize into the normal BMI range.

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Post by minimizer » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:24 pm

Third day in.

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Post by minimizer » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:26 am

Weekend. Glad.

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Post by oolala53 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:53 pm

Happy New Welcome Back!
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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Post by Selcazare » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:45 pm

Welcome back, Minimizer! :D

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Post by minimizer » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:08 pm

Thanks to you both.

Br: oatmeal, banana, flax

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Post by minimizer » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:53 pm

I've been writing down my meals on paper rather than here.
I spend too much time online and I'm working to change that.
Also not sitting so much and becoming more active are goals
that I'm working on as well.

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