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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2017 plan:

I think what I've been feeling is panic. And a desperate scrapping for a plan that will guarantee results as fast as possible. I see that what I tried today didn't work for me so I need to do something else tomorrow... Day after day... Year after year. I'm generally a long term thinker so this goes against my grain. I don't know why I do it. Looking back and seeing that I actually lost 39 pounds on noS was good for me. My past loss of 50 counting calories and exercising, then another 45 or so counting fat grams was what I always fell back in because it seemed proof to me. A guarantee that I'd loose. But now I'm trying to get it in my head and remind myself that Losing 39 on noS is just as sure, I just need to stick with it. I hit my all time high on July 4th 2016. I am about 10 down from that right now so that's where 2017 will probably start.



My 2017 plan is to stick with noS no matter what. All year. I might make mods... But slightly, because I know this works, I just need to do it. I also know that the longer I do it, the easier it is to do! I'm starting with vanilla but only taking special events, not Whole S days because that derails me every darn week. So, no sweets, no snacks, no seconds except on special occasions.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's going fairly well..l Monday I blew with so many good leftovers and company still about. Tuesday was really good, today was good enough. I'm leaning to stick. The rules of vanilla and not frustrate myself trying to do it better than good.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear it, Renee! And you're right - why frustrate ourselves trying to do it better than good? Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm doing a bit better. The first week of the year was a total blow out. Holiday recovery is hard when my house is still full and we still have so many awesome high calorie treats around. It wasn't so much the sweets even, just the hordeorves and dip and snacks. I could have done it, but didn't well. I snacked and had seconds continually. But this week is going much better. 3 successful days in a row and I'm almost back to my pre holiday weight. That's happy news in my book! When I'm tempted to go extreme I chill myself and remind myself of the plan of the year. Not Month. Not week. Not DAY! All year I am going to do noS. I plan on trying sane s days and I would like to try one 24 hour fast (wait to eat until dinner) a week if I feel strong. Sanity the rest of the time. NoS isn't really that difficult, it's just me that makes it that way. I'm tracking on an app. That seems to help, it's easier and faster to get to and it has a password so I can write my weight and be truthful without fear of someone reading it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Renee! I am back and committing to a year as well. I am rottin' for ya!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess my little motto has been staring me in the face the last 2 minutes. I had been doing well then Saturday came. I went to a Chinese buffet (always always a horrible idea) and ate too much. I had done fairly well last week but when faced with a scrumptious buffet... I cave. Big time. I did go in actually hungry and I did stop after eating less than the average buffet, but this morning I woke up hungry. I am usually never hungry till 11:00. That always happens. People say you don't stretch out your stomach but I don't believe them. Anyway. I had 3 pieces of leftover pizza for breakfast and continued to eat all day. Uuuuuhhhhgggggg! I need plain old vanilla to get back on track. As I was showering I was planning on counting calories tomorrow and then remembered that I proclaimed that I was going to stick this year out doing noS and not panic and switch plans because they never work. This has... Let's just do it again!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favourite thing about vanilla No S has always been Mondays. Always there to fill me with relief after too many S's on the weekend. Don't worry about anything new, just drop back into your N day habits and have a green Monday. You'll feel like a different person by the end of the day Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right! Such a relief today was. Great success. I feel the need to track here where it can be read. I'm going to try To finish the month perfect vanilla.. Here goes...

Jan
23- Mr. Green
24- Embarassed
25- Mr. Green
26- Embarassed
27- Mr. Green
28- Wink but relatively tame s day
29- Wink not too wild here either
30- Mr. Green double good
31- Mr. Green double good

Well... I've been warming up for February. I'm going to have a perfect month. I keep telling myself that it's the shortest month...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

February :
It's the shortest month of the year! Do it!
1- Mr. Green double good day 3 in a row
2- Mr. Green double good plus treadmill
3- Mr. Green double good
4- Wink Sday
5- Wink Sday terrible overboard snacking for super bowl. Ug
6- Embarassed
7- Embarassed
8- Mr. Green I have strep again... My to difficult to behave
9- Mr. Green
10- Mr. Green
11- Wink
12- Wink
13- Embarassed
14- Embarassed I would have done it if I hadn't gotten so many Valentines
15- Embarassed I need to remind myself that I need to do nothing fancy, just vanilla
16-
17-
18-
19-
20-
21-
22-
23-
24-
25-
26-
27-
28-
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double good - I love it! Well done!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great start to February!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I kind of fizzled February so I decided to be smart about what I gave up for lent this year. NoS completely wouldn't probably be doable but I need to work toward that, so I gave up snacks (eating between meals). I've bee successful for 10 days. I haven't needed more than a couple desserts but seconds have been bad. I figure I'm gaining the no snack habit at least. Weekdays are good, it's just been the weekend last week that was bad and I was on a little weekend away, so I'm happy with my habit building so far...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knowing this was my plan, struggling with weekends and probably only having maybe 2 successful days a week, I thought I needed guaranteed faster results. Of course. Again. Panic mode set in. For 7 days straight I was convinced that eating one meal a day in the evening was the thing to do. The oldest person in the world eats that way and always has... Strong Olympians, army generals, etc. on and on blah blah. I was actually successful for 7 days straight. Not on single mess up. Perfect. I didn't even want seconds. Yes I said WANT. In those 7 days, I lost at least 8 pounds, my sanity, my reserves of willpower (depleted) and my faith in the plan. One 4 day stretch of binge rebound (I swore I wouldn't) and I'm up a pound from where I started.

Dang!

Should I have known better? Yes.
Do I regret it? Probably not because it was bothering me to try it for a long time.
Will I do it again. Lord, I hope not!

So, once again, I'm back to sanity and noS. If I can find my willpower again, I have proven that I have more strength than this takes, that's for sure! Just do it!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still telling myself that other things will work, then I try them and fail. Why is it that I can go a week eating one meal a day when I know I will lose fast but I can't do even this.
Commit to the rest of the week perfect noS! As a matter of fact, I'm going to renew my membership in the 21 day club! Here goes...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I e been keeping track of my weight and comparing things... When I eat one meal a day (dinner) I lose 2 pounds every day. From morning til morning. If I do 4 days in a row, I lose 8 pounds. So I feel empowered to lose weight fast by doing that, a guaranteed success. But looking back, I also lose 2 pounds by doing perfect noS. consecutive days aren't as successful but I know that I also start to heap it on. So, just stick with noS!
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm managing about 3-4 successful days a week and am down 15 from my highest. Which is about 5 down this round. At lest it's going in the right direction. I'm not going to quit this time. This is the plan. The only one that works for me.
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

~reneew wrote:
I'm managing about 3-4 successful days a week and am down 15 from my highest. Which is about 5 down this round. At lest it's going in the right direction. I'm not going to quit this time. This is the plan. The only one that works for me.


Sounds like you're headed in the right direction!
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1 year and counting!

28.5 lbs. down, 34.5 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.

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"Believe conquering sweets is doable." - Oolala
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well... Dang... I'm not doing so well... Trying to get my head on straight.


Vanilla is straight.



I'm reading the book... It's been 8 years I think
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

~reneew wrote:
Well... Dang... I'm not doing so well... Trying to get my head on straight.


Vanilla is straight.



I'm reading the book... It's been 8 years I think


Hope the book helps--was very helpful to me (I read and re-read it several times my first year).
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1 year and counting!

28.5 lbs. down, 34.5 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.

"Surrender to the sensible." - Yellowtulips
"Believe conquering sweets is doable." - Oolala
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me to! Ha!

I've update (grudgingly) my first post on this thread to show my Rollercoaster trend that I am going to now begin anew. I'm 5 below my heaviest. Pitiful. Here I go...

Day 1 of the rest of my life...


I did great today! Of course I suddenly wanted everything in sight. Even things I'd never want...


My fridge just stopped working... A $2,000, 5 year old fridge... Is this a sign? Haha
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

~reneew wrote:

My fridge just stopped working... A $2,000, 5 year old fridge... Is this a sign? Haha


Oh no! Hope you can get it fixed!!
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1 year and counting!

28.5 lbs. down, 34.5 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.

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"Believe conquering sweets is doable." - Oolala
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too! Thanks Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have lost about 40 pounds on noS... Just do that again!!
Think of where you would have been if you'd kept going!!


Here goes week one of my final return...

6/19- Mr. Green total success. Perfect! I was even on the treadmill for 30 minutes to make sure. Of course it was very difficult for me. I could have eaten a shoe. I seriously just wanted to shove stuff in... Thus is the extent of my food addiction. But I'm reading the book and concentrating on strict! This time no amendments to vanilla, no banking, no make-up cover ups for fails. I simply won't allow myself to have one! It's a slippery slope and I have to earn my grippy shoes first. I'm definitely wearing slippers.

6/20- Mr. Green perfect great day. No exercise, maybe I'll try for 3 a week. I just want to focus on one thing. Strict. No exceptions, no bending the rules this time.

6/21- Mr. Green Wednesday today. And prefect again!! I was even treading for 30. It's still hard, I want to eat everything I see, even things I wouldn't normally want. Strict s the only thing getting me through. I'm focusing on his as a lifestyle not something I have to endure to lose weight. This time it's forever. It has to be. I'm 50. I've spent the last 19 years overweight. I'm finished with that part of my life. I managed to lose weight after my first 2 kids... My youngest are 19 and almost 16. I think it's time! I finished the book today. I highlighted all over the place. I'll start rereading the highlighted part tomorrow.

6/22- Mr. Green great success. The strict thought is helping. Every night after dinner I am sooooooo tempted to snitch as I clean up after dinner but I tell myself that I can't. Not even one tiny bite. That starts the slippery slope for me. I can't even look back at the slope right now. I need to strongly forge ahead with total strictness. Oh and I was on my treadmill again. Same strictness there too. I need to build the musclle of habit.

6/23- Mr. Green Friday was even a success! It's the one worry I have with blowing my plan: pizza night. I as a complete success!! I had a normal plate and I didn't overlap, but I did squeeze it on and chose thick pizza to make sure I felt satisfied while complying to th strictness. That was my only goal. Strict success to form habit. And I did it!

So today is Saturday and I woke up and wanted to eat all of the leftover pizza but I had 2 cups of tea instead. Then around 11:00 I caved and ate 2 pieces of pizza. No plate, just unrestricted hand to mouth. But I managed to stop, call it lunch, and get on with my day. I have dinner plans and if I am able to succeed, today will be great Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job so far. Hopefully your brain will start to settle into it's new routine. I see a lot of my own difficulties in what you've written, with the just wanting to eat everything, particularly.
I think it must have been from the book )although I've loaned my copy out so I can't check) that my real turning point came. It was about recognising that it's OK to be hungry, and it's OK to desire food. But we can acknowledge the hunger and desire for what they are, without feeding them. Congrats on the good streak... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you skycat! It sure is a struggle to get going again. I remember when I was down 40 on noS thinking that it was odd to have a bad day. It seemed easy. I was in the habit. Sooo easy to fall ff the Avon when you're not vigilant.

I wrote this in reply to someone else and thought I'd remind myself...

I think hunger is good! Embrace it! Your body will adjust to the eating times and amounts soon enough. Also, if you don't let your body get hungry before meals, it has trouble telling you when you've had enough because it thinks you had enough in the first place!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'm just gong to go for the 21 day club again. It's a good way to jumpstart the habit, I certainly need to renew my expired membership, and I have 8 days good days done already... So why not!

21 days:
June
19- Mr. Green
20- Mr. Green
21- Mr. Green
22- Mr. Green
23- Mr. Green
24- Wink
25- Wink
26- Mr. Green
27- Mr. Green
28- Mr. Green
29- Mr. Green
30- Wink holiday party with friends
1- Wink
2- Wink
3- Embarassed oh nooo... I blew it! Too far off track this 4th of July weekend
4- Mr. Green
5- Embarassed Ug
6- Mr. Green I'm on rocky ground.
7- Going camping for a week... Going to keep trying...


We celebrated the 4th, company, then long vacation... And we got back yesterday so I was again feeling quite mad about my choices and once again panic set in, so I was planning on fasting today, Or counting calories, or eating just fruits and veggies... That was the panic plan. Why do I do that??? En my son said "so... Ya getting back to noS mom?"

Ahhhh wise words. Reality check.

"Why yes I am!!!"
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back on track and trying for 21...

July
17- Mr. Green
18-
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YOU CAN DO IT!!!
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