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ZippaDee



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much for the support oolala! Your posts here and success are very encouraging to me. Although this way of eating is quite simple it is NOT easy! I am once again beginning the book "The Beck Diet Solution" to help get my mind right. I do feel that my mind is the majority of the battle. I'm currently fighting the sabataging thoughts of being down on myself because of the amount of time (years) it is taking me to get my act together with the No S Diet!!! It's really just a matter of doing it TODAY. Just TODAY! My focus is on the process and not the results! Day One of The Beck Diet Solution suggests recording the advantages of losing weight. I am simply copying and pasting these for myself from Nov. 2012. The advantages have not changed! Once again...trying not to dwell on the fact that I am still in the same position I was in back then weight wise.
So, here is my list of reasons that I want to lose weight ..most important being at the top of the list.
1. I will FEEL lighter emotionally!!! This will not come because of a specific # on the scale, but as a result of doing. The joy is in the journey.

2. Increased confidence!

3. I will FEEL better physically!

4. Increased energy!

5. More comfortable in my clothes--less tugging and pulling...more confident.

6. I will enjoy my time on the beach and in the pool more FREELY! Less worries about bathing suit = more carefree FUN!

7. My cholesterol #'s should improve.

8. Leg flab should improve.

9. Better health overall.

10. Energy for FUN with the kids and future grandbabies!

12. Less focus on HOW to lose weight and more focus on LIVING life!

13. Joy when shopping for clothes!

Will be reading these three times a day.

Second assignement is to choose a "diet". That's an easy one!

No more focusing on the past (except to learn from my past). Looking forward.
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Good luck to you Oolala and Tobiasmom as you rejuvanate your efforts as well! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beck's (non-calorie counting/specific meal-planning) strategies were integral to me in getting going and staying with No S. I need to review some of them myself.

My reason list has over 40 of them; some are rewards I promised myself at milestones. It's good to read it and remember that I made it that far and have maintained even lower.

Onwards.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oolala, good to know that this book has helped you!

Day 3 of Beck's book: Eat ONLY when sitting down! Committed to doing this.

Day 4: Give myself credit when I make good choices. Installed a clicker on my phone to count and acknowledge when I do this. Smile

Continue to work on my word of the year: LIGHTHEARTED. Trying to do at least one thing that I might not normally do in an effort to be lighthearted. Yesterday was a snow day and I filled up balloons with water with food coloring in the water. Put them outside to freeze. Will break the balloons later to expose a colored ball of ice. Wink

Yesterday was red. Ate a couple of warm chocolate chip cookies my daughter made. Beck does not recommend jumping in with both feet, but instead preparing your mind before you start your "diet".

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:59 pm    Post subject: Hey Reply with quote

I'm with ya. Let's go!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAPPY THANKSGIVING ZIPPADEE!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much walkerlori!! I'm ready to do this thing tobiasmom!!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday was GREEN! Mr. Green I needed that! Celebrated Christmas with my family during Thanksgiving and my sister got me a fitbit. So excited! Used it yesterday for the first time. Decided just to see how many steps I take in a normal day without making an effort to go any extra steps. Yesterday I had 7,775. Will now begin making an effort to boost that to 10,000.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday was GREEN! Mr. Green Not as many steps tracked on my fitbit. Only 6,195...even though I did ride my exercise bike for 30 minutes. I put it on my shoe.

Right after school until dinner is the most difficlut time for me to not snack! Keep reminding myself that I am building up my resistence muscle.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:10 pm    Post subject: hey Reply with quote

Two green.... go girl!! Fitbit sounds fun. I have been doing yoga cuz of my bad joints, but I do need to walk. I'm with ya today!!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So glad to have a "partner" in this tobiasmom! Thanks!! Our journey's here are so similar!

Yesterday was GREEN Mr. Green

I have been wearing my fitbit for the past three days. Without doing anything extra my steps have been right around 7,000. (Mon. 7,775. Tues. 6,949. Wed. 6131) On Tuesday I did do 30 minutes on my exercise bike and still had less steps than Mon. I went grocery shopping Monday. Interesting. I will need to get my hiney out there and do some extra walking to boost it to 10,000. It's kind of cold. During the winter I will likely ride my exercise bike instead. I do not have a treadmill. If I put it on my shoe while I ride it counts it as steps.

I have also been doing my monthly squat schedule that I did a while back. Yesterday I did 55 squats before work in 10 squat increments. My legs are only a smidgen sore. Not too bad.

I need to improve on my word of the year "LIGHTHEARTED" I want to committ to at least one lighthearted thing a day. Just take the effort to do at least one fun and spontaneous thing a day. I will report tomorrow what I do today. Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi ZippaDee. Well done for a green day Smile your fresh start is very inspiring. Fit bit sounds helpful I may need one. I too am trying to be LIghthearted, I call it joyful. We need fun in life. Your idea of coloured frozen balls is brilliant. I shall do it once we get snow. Although in UK we are experiencing warmest early winter since records began!!! Good luck with it all and thanks for inspiring me Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much for stopping by and encouraging me Tessy!! Very Happy

Check in for yesterday Thursday December 4:
Eating: Mr. Green
Steps: 11,026 yay!
Exercise: Went for a 2 mile walk with my girly (12 yo dd)
Lighthearted: I wore my holiday penguin shirt to school yesterday. Kids loved it. Also, went for a walk in the cold. It was invigorating!
Squats: 60

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check in for Friday Dec. 5

Eating: Mr. Green

Steps: 6,345

Exercise: None

Lighthearted: Three youngest kids at a overnight lock-in. So, we spent the evening with my oldest daughter and son-in-law. We watched a movie together. Good times.

Squats: Rest Day

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check in for Monday Dec. 8
Eating: Mr. Green
Steps: 9,220
Exercise: 30 minutues on exercise bike
Lighthearted: Wore a Christmas bracelet with snowflakes, christmas trees, gingerbread houses etc. Smile
Squats: 70

The challenge of the day was a Christmas gift of some oh so yummy white chocolate cherry caramel corn. I did not open the bag. Brought it home and stashed it in my goodie bin behind the books at the top of my pantry. ha! I rearranged my environment as the "Beck Diet Solution" suggested. Ummmmm...got rid of my goodies in my bedstand drawer. duh!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tuesday and Wednesday were both GREEN for my eating. I am fighting a cold. Bleck! So, no exercise the past couple of days. Plus, basketball started for my oldest son this week. Two games this week, which makes things even a bit more challenging. Put dinner in the crockpot, so it is all ready to go after work. Still doing my squats. 75 today.....20 done...must get squatting. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:35 pm    Post subject: hey Reply with quote

How was your weekend?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two more days in 2014 after this. Let's make them count for habit's sake!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much for the encouragement! Our household has been hit with the flu. It's been a rough holiday season so far. What a nasty nasty bug! Today I am finally feeling a bit stronger. It has just totally and completely wiped us out.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you're feeling better!
You have my favorite username, avatar and location!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knock on wood, here, re: the flu. Keep getting well!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:02 pm    Post subject: hey Reply with quote

I'm here for ya, Girl! A full year. Nothing else. Through ups and downs... no quitting! Deal?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FINALLY....a GREEN day!! Mr. Green

Had an unexpected snow day today. I kept myself busy by cleaning! Smile

My new motto for myself is JUST DO IT!! No excuses. No making it difficult. No overthinking. No diet hopping. Just plain and simple...No Sweets. No Snacks. No Seconds.

And today...I DID IT! Very Happy

My first goal is 21 days....Day one check check.

Just focusing on the habit one day at a time!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find the biggest issue is what to do when I'm not eating, working, surfing the net, watching TV, or shopping. It's pitiful how little else I find diverting. Now, if I loved to clean, oh my gosh!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oolala...I even shampooed the carpet yesterday. Ha! We are on a two.hour delay this morning. Hmmmm. If we keep.this up the house.is going to be sparkling. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there. So glad you are doing 21 days vanilla too. We can do this Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 2: GREEN Mr. Green
Day 3: GREEN Mr. Green

3 Green days in a row is huge for me at this point! I made it through a basketball game with no popcorn and grocery shopping while ravenous. Not good planning, but I had no choice. It's time to just do this thing!

My treat for this morning will be a hot cocoa at my son's basketball game.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:40 pm    Post subject: hey Reply with quote

You're killing it! Awesome job!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 greens in a row!!!! Totally awesome. You are on the right road. Just keep going. You got this Very Happy
Hope the cocoa was yummy Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love being occupied enough to get ravenous once in awhile!

It's amazing how powerful three good days in a row can feel.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job!
Three days is a row is my goal too. If I get to three, the rest of the week falls into place.
You did it!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 4: S Day Wink
Day 5: S Day Wink
Day 6: GREEN Mr. Green

Yesterday was a hard faught GREEN day! YAY!! Yesterday morning a co-worker walked up to me and handed me a homemade cookie in my bare hand. Rolling Eyes We were celebrating the birth of a child. I wrapped my cookie in a tissue and put it in my lunch box...saying to myself, "fence around the rule...period! fence around the law." On two occasions during the morning I had separate co-workers ask me if I had eaten my cookie yet because it was out of this world delicious!! arrrgh. At lunch...there was the cookie in my lunch box. Again, "fence around the law." I made it all day without eating the cookie. When I got home yesterday afternoon I gave the cookie to my husband explaining the situation to him and he said, "awww just eat it. It's just one little cookie" Mad I did NOT!! I strenghthened my resistance muscles instead of my giving in muscles. Very Happy Also resisted the popcorn at the basketball game last night! I JUST DID IT!!

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Pretty amazing feat!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:12 pm    Post subject: yay Reply with quote

STUD!!! You're killing it!
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Oh, if those "just one cookie" stayed just one cookie, we wouldn't be here. You've had many wonderful cookies in the past and will again! Good for you for supporting habit, not whim.

I used to freeze office goodies and enjoy them on the weekend, but even that habit faded.
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Wow. You are just awesome !!!!! I'm gonna chant that to myself too ' fence around the law, fence around the law'. You lead I follow Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you SOOO much for all of the encouragement!! It truly means so much!

Day 7: GREEN Mr. Green

It's feeling good to wake up in the morning feeling hungry! Popcorn at the basketball games is getting easier to resist. Kids and hubby had some last night and I felt less sorry for myself for not having any. Ha! ....Yes, we have three kiddos playing ball right now...FIVE games this week. Whew! None tonight. ahhh. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 8: GREEN Mr. Green
Day 9: GREEN Mr. Green

Had a snow day yesterday. So, was a bit nervous because it is always difficlut when there is a change in routine and when I have access to food all day long. I "just did it"! Feeling good! Amazing what a few green days can do to your spirits. I CAN do this!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 10:; GREEN Mr. Green
I made it through the week all green. Feeling so happy to have some good days under my belt! Am really enjoying how I feel. Not too worried about how sane my S Days are just yet.....just that I am keeping my N Days GREEN!
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Wooohoooo! Well done!
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Day 11: Wink
Day 12: Wink
Day 13: Mr. Green

Had another snow day yesterday. It was an awesome day. We got 14 inches of new snow. Spent time romping outside and 3 hours on the sledding hill with the kids. Back to work today.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:27 pm    Post subject: hey Reply with quote

Awesome job! My kids would be so jealous! Hopefully our next base will have some snow Smile
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How lovely is that - to get a day in the snow with your kids!
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Day 14: Mr. Green
Day 15: Mr. Green

Yesterday I had a coworker bring me a freshly baked donut. It's the ones everyone raves about. You know what I'm talkin' about. Confused They were REALLY pushed on me even after I said, "no thanks!" I finally just said that I am trying to cut back on sweets. Whew! Made it through that. At the ballgame on Tuesday night my husband ran into an old friend. He reached into his pocket and shoved a dove chocolate into my hand. After he left I stuffed it in my purse. sigh.... fence around the rules, fence around the rules. I DID IT!! Very Happy

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Wow! Way to make it through some challenging temptations!! This weekend you should go get one of "those" donuts maybe and/or eat that bar. It will taste so much better Smile
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Oh wow, you have a lot more willpower than me Wink I went for the home made scone on Wednesday Embarassed and it didn't take much pushing either.
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Day 16: Mr. Green

Good day yesterday. Echano...I don't feel like I have much willpower at ALL!! I just keep telling myself that I am strengthening my "not giving in" muscle. Wink Today the is the birthday of the teacher that I work with.....and I have already been told that cupcakes are involved. sigh.....

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Lol! I'm sure like everyone you have good willpower days and bad ones. Just focus on the good ones, as they mean that you do have willpower.
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Yesterday Day 20: Mr. Green

Which would make today day 21!! Yay!! So close I can taste it (but only when included on one of my three plates at meal time...lol)

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Yay! You're doing it! 21 days! So awesome! We are almost one month into our twelve-month journey Smile
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Wow!
I'm congratulating you early 'cause I know you're going to get it done!
You are my inspiration to do 21 days!
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Fantastic! Delighted for you!
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Yippy Skippy I completed 21 days onTuesday!!! And yesterday was GREEN as well! Mr. Green

Today I am going to have an S Event. We are having a luncheon at work. I don't know if these should be S Events for me or not?? They only come around about 3 times a year. Not going to take the whole day as an S Day....just lunch.

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So my "S Event" on Thursday...the staff luncheon at work...turned into more than a "S Event". grrrrr!!! And then it bled over into Friday for the kids Valentine's party and after work as well. Crying or Very sad And then of course Saturday and Sunday were S Days. Soooooo...not gonna wreck the car!! I am in this for the long haul! Pressing on!! Need a green day today! Thinking that I may not be ready for S Events just yet??

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Whew! So happy to report that yesterday was GREEN! Mr. Green It was hard faught, but I DID IT! I REALLY wanted to snack right after work yesterday...REALLY! But, I strengthened my "resisting" muscles! I'm wondering IF there is anything that can replace my urge to want to decompress with food. I'm not hungry really. It's just what I want to do...relax with a snack. I don't know if there is anything that I could look forward to as much??? And how long until the thoughts of food disappear? Will they ever? Rambling thoughts...

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Hi Zippadee,

I exercise as soon as I arrive home so I don't have time for a snack. I don't know if I look forward to it as much but I never, ever regret it. I was never able to replace my after work-snack with something else because, like you, I really wanted the snack. But, when I set an exercise goal, I was able to substitute something physical for my usual snack time. By the time I'm finished with my exercise, it's time to cook dinner and too late for a snack. Maybe you could try doing something incompatible with eating at that time. The two obvious things that come to my mind are exercise and a shower. But it can be anything you enjoy; sewing, writing, puzzles. The key is that the activity has to be easy to start and once started you will want to continue and, of course, difficult to eat while you do it.

As to whether or not the thoughts of food will disappear. I don't really know because I still come home from work pretty hungry most days. But, it definitely has gotten easier to resist the thoughts and I haven't had an after-work snack in a couple of months so I'm assuming it will just keep getting easier.

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You are doing great! I've had a few bad days and a few good days this past week or so. LIFE!
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ok. I'm BAAAACK!! I don't even want to think about how many times I have restarted. gah!! I'll just say that I am back for the upteenth time and that will be close. Yesterday was GREEN I had to fight really hard to not snack after work...REALLY hard! I like the exercising idea from Gingerpie! On the days that I am able (no kids to run around) I think I will do just that. Get home put on my walkin' shoes and JUST DO IT!

I had my yearly physical last Tuesday and my weight was up higher than ever. Crying or Very sad I will have some routine bloodwork done and go back to discuss the results on June 22. That is six weeks from this past Monday. I am hoping that my weight will be down at least a smidgen by then. I am trying to just focus on the HABIT, but I obviously DO want my weight to go down!

Wed. May 13 Day 1: Mr. Green

I have the day off today. I am going to go into town for a haircut and hope to maybe meet up with my daughter for lunch and a walk.

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Hey there! I'm back at it YET again too! No promises, but let's try to keep our heads on straight Smile
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Hi Tobiasmom!! Wavin' atcha! We can cheer on each other. Very Happy

Thursday May 14 Day 2: Mr. Green
Enjoyed my day off so very much! Very nice and relaxing. ahhhh! My daughter and I went for an hour long walk. I got in 11,902 steps. Yay! I have a fitbit and love it!

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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 2:39 pm    Post subject: hey Reply with quote

I have a fitbit too. You want to find me on there? I think you can do it by my email address (jwandawandtw@gmail.com)!
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Friday May 15 Day 3: GREEN!

I got in 14,647 steps. Yay!! That was a normal days work in combination with an hour long walk.

Tobi...I will see if I can figure out how to find you on there. I'm a beginner, so it may take me a bit to figure it out. Wink

Happy Saturday everyone!

Editing to add that we had our first bonfire of the season last night and I did NOT have a smore. Diggin' in my heels!! That is worth sharing! Razz
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Well done on the smore! And the steps!

Tobiasmom, you have the longest email address Laughing
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Sat May 16 Day 4: S Day Smile
Sun May 17 Day 5: S Day Smile
Mon May 18 Day 6: Mr. Green

Amazing how much better I feel in just six days!! I think a lot of it is the walking. Yesterday I got in 10,123 steps. Got out into our walk and got caught in a downpour before my son came and got us. Ha! It actually was fun!! Very Happy

Tobiasmom I sent you a friend request (is that what you call it??) on fitbit. Smile

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Tuesday May 19 Day 7: Mr. Green

Only got in 4800 steps yesterday because I sat at a track meet from 3:30 until 9 last night. The good news is that my sons 800 meter relay team won at the league meet. That was FUN! Smile Eating went well. Turned down the best apple pie ever! It was sent to our building at work for staff appreciation and it sat on the table where we ate. Fence around the law is my motto! Also hubby had a cookie with dinner and encouraged me to do so as well. Nope!
Plan on going for a nice long walk after work today. I took a 1/2 a personal day today to come home and get some things done here!
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Day 4: Give myself credit when I make good choices. Installed a clicker on my phone to count and acknowledge when I do this.


Hey ZippaDee! I spent some time yesterday catching up on your thread and discovered that you are using The Beck Diet Solution! That book was key in helping me to finally get my act together to stick with NoS, drop the excess weight, and get my health in order. It's awesome!
I absolutely loved the idea you have with using a clicker on your phone to tally each time you make a good choice and give yourself credit. As soon as I saw that, I immediately went to the app store and searched for a counter app and found one that I really like. So, since yesterday I am up to 4! It is really inspiring and will be very helpful to keep me mindful of the choices I'm making (or not making!) My habits of late have gotten very sloppy and I've had more red days than I'd like to have. As a result, my weight has crept up 10 pounds. Sad So, I decided to come back to the boards and post daily until I was back to strict vanilla NoS and firm habits. If weight loss occurs, fine - if not, that's fine also, but I really want to get back in the healthy BMI range. That's important. We'll see!
Anyway, great to see that you're back!
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Hey Mimi and NoSer! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the encouragement!

I was involved in a serious car accident on Monday afternoon. Thankfully my injuries are not serious. The fact that I was driving a suburban and wearing a seat belt saved my life. I live on a state hwy and was making a left turn into my driveway after work Monday afternoon. There was an oncoming car, so I came to a complete stop with my blinker on while waiting for this car to pass. I was rear ended by a pick up truck doing approximately 60 mph. Crying or Very sad He never even applied his brakes. The sound will haunt me for the rest of my life. Thankfully none of my kids were in the vehicle with me!!! It would have been absolutely devastating. My vehicle is a mangled mess! The back is pretty much non-existent. My seat broke and tilted back leaving me with severe severe bruising and swelling on my upper legs. I am a beautiful shade of a plum. I had my follow up appointment with my regular doc yesterday morning. I am done with work for the rest of the school year. So, I missed the last week because we are done on Monday. I am still on the heavy duty pain meds which makes the pain bearable. I am much better now than I was a few days ago. I can now get up and down out of a chair on my own and in and out of my bed on my own. And my kids laugh when I show off my speed demon skills on walking across the floor. ha! I am so extremely thankful that I was not hurt. My doc says it is a miracle that I did not break any bones. Praise God for watching over me. My suburban saved my life! ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEATBELT!!!!
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ZippaDee wrote:
Praise God for watching over me.
Yes to that!!
Wow, ZippaDee, it is amazing you weren't seriously injured. I'm sure you'll be sore for a while, but keep up the grateful attitude.
Wishing you a speedy recovery back to normal!
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Wow ZippaDee! I'm so so so glad you are ok! I hope that driver-who-didn't-pay-attention is also ok and learns from the mistake. And that - as thankfully nothing else was too damaged - you get reimbursed.

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Thank you Sonya and Eschano! The young man that hit me is in his mid 20's. He is ok as well. Such a blessing that we were both in big vehicles. He actually came to my house later that evening to speak with me, but I was still at the hospital at the time. I was so sorry that I missed him!! Had told my husband at the hospital that I so wished I could speak with him to assure him that it was an "accident" and that I was not angry with him. I did get to chat with him via email later that evening. And, we had a nice conversation. He was extremely apologetic and sweet! Both of our vehicles are totaled and things are being taken care of through insurance. A very traumatic experience for me. The past few days I have started to deal with the emotional side of it all. Crying or Very sad Up until a the day before yesterday I had been perfectly fine emotionally. Then bam. I have faith that God will get me through this and I will come out stronger on the other side!
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Oh, my ZippaDee! So sorry to hear of your accident, but so thankful that you're okay - well, aside from all the terrible bruising and soreness. All that will eventually heal and vehicles can be replaced. People cannot. Our God is indeed good.
Wishing you a complete and speedy recovery - both physically and emotionally. Take your time working through everything.
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Oh, how nice that he seems to be such a lovely guy. You know, I was fearing for the typical flight reaction people get when they cause accidents. His behaviour seems to be another way to make the healing quicker for sure.
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I'm still here! It has now been six weeks since my accident and I am doing much better! My outside bruising is all gone, but I am still nursing two good sized hematomas...one on each leg. They are improving sloooowly, but surely! I am still heating them three times a day. My body is ever so gradually dissolving them. My energy level is finally much improved as well. Yay! I go back to the doc next Monday for another follow up.

I have once again reverted to my old and ugly eating habits! Old habits are SO difficult to break! I am NOT giving up on myself!

It has been a difficult few months. My mom had a heart attack Feb. 26. (she is doing well!) We lost our dog on Mar. 28. And then my accident Jun 1. All of these are just good reminders not to take life for granted!

If you have followed my check ins at all you know that I struggle with questioning the HOW I should be going about losing this weight. I basically have gone back and forth between the idea of weight watchers and NoS. I always EVENTUALLY end up back here! I spend a lot of time debating what I should do and not much time at all actually DOING IT! sigh.... Last year my whole family was on Weight Watchers, which put me actually spending much of the year debating if I should actually be doing that?! Since Mom's heart attack the doc has put her on a low carb diet. So, now most of my family is doing that instead of ww. So, now I have to add that debate in my mind. Well, NO MORE! I need to stop researching and debating and just stick to plain ole vanilla No S. I need to work on the habits!! Many moons ago I actually did become a lifetime member of ww. It obviously did not work for me in the long run and that is what it is all about...something that I can actually live with for the rest of my life. There is too much focus on the food and not enough focus on life! I want to be healthy, but not focus constantly on the food! I need to just flat out DO IT!! It's that plain and simple. Just focus on the habits one day at a time!

With all that said, I FINALLY had a good day yesterday as far as eating goes. No Sweets. No Snacks. No Seconds. It was difficult because I have been so off in recent days!

I plan on being back here often. If are still reading. Thanks for listening!
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So sorry to hear about your accident ZippaDee! Sounds like a tough time. My dh had a heart attack too recently. It's so scary but can be a good wake up call. I swear these difficulties seem to come in waves and then thankfully things seem to calm down again.

I so relate to your overthinking everything diet related. I went back & forth with wondering if I should be doing NoS or intuitive eating or if I should even be dieting at all. That internal struggle is even harder than just actually doing the work of losing weight.

After dh had his heart attack it was life changing for both of us. I knew I needed to support him in getting healthy so I just stopped all the wondering and got down to business. I knew I wanted to healthier and losing weight was part of that solution.

I know a lot of people love ww but I love the ease of nos. I've lost 30 lbs without counting or measuring anything. Also although dh lost 30 lbs too, I notice he struggles at times more than I do because he has to make more decisions than I do about if he should eat. He'll often grab nuts between meals then have to resist eating more whereas if it's not mealtime & not on my plate, it's a no-brainier I don't eat it. It's just a habit now so takes very little willpower.

Remember NoS can be adapted to any kind of eating you want to do--low-carb, low-fat, paleo etc. it just makes everything easier so makes sense to work on the habit for a few months without too much concern regarding the scale. Once the habit is formed you can tweak the what of your plate to achieve your weight goals.

I know you've been on the board for a long time & you know all this already but if you're an over-thinker like me, it'll probably help to have a very clear mental picture of why following Nos is right for you. You can do this!!

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Thanks Linda! You've hit the nail on the head....the internal struggle of considering what you MIGHT do is so much more exhausting then actually doing something!! This is true in all areas of life!

Yes...Mom's heart attack was definitely a wake up call for me! I'm glad all is well with your dh! Scary!

And..yes...for now I am just focusing on the HABIT of no sweets, no snacks and no seconds!! I need to get that down first and then POSSIBLY tweak what is actually on my plate later! I do think I will start recording what I am actually eating though so that I can have it as a reference for later if I need it.

Yesterday I had
breakfast: 1 pc toast w peanut butter, cherries
lunch: grilled chicken sunflower salad, raspberries
supper: bowl potato soup, 1 pc french bread w/butter, watermelon

I woke up hungry this morning, which is a good thing! Feels good.

And, thanks Linda...I DO need to have a clear picture of what I am doing and why!

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Hey, Girl! Great to see you around. I seriously feel like you and I are the same people!! Ha. I totally understand the struggle of choosing WHAT to do instead of just DOING something! I've been doing that for years. Always starting or planning to start.... never following through.

I think we can conquer this together! We have tried in the past and both gave up for other plans we can't stick to. Want to make a pact to stick to No-S period for at least this next month? I'm here. I'm staying off the scale and staying off the diet sites! Smile
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I ran across a quote a few weeks back that really resonated with me...

"Hating your body will never get you as far as loving it will!"

This is so true isn't it?! And, I think as I have gotten older I have gradually come around to this way of thinking! It is something I really have to work to achieve though...a love for my body!

I think that in the past I had grown a hatred for my body and my legs in particular. Words that I have used to describe my legs in the past are lumpy, bumpy, flabby, etc. I have worked to change this way of thinking no matter what kind of physical fitness level I happen to be in. But, it has been a job for me to really love my body!

And THEN....an eye opener. A life event to make this thing that I have been struggling with ( a love for my body) not a struggle anymore....my auto accident.

My auto accident I had in June has been very eye opening for me and has actually provided me with a new sense of love and appreciation for my body and my legs in particular! I injured my legs....not the bones, but the muscles and flesh in my thighs. They are still not fully recovered. I have learned that my body and it's ability to recover on it's own is amazing!!! My body has gradually...very slowly.. returned to it's beautiful glorious normal healthy fat state. As my very large hematomas have gradually shrunk in size there has been a definite line of "good fat"...and "bad swollen fat" (these are my non-medical terms for it..ha). I have learned to truly LOVE and appreciate my legs! I love the good fat of my legs! They serve me well! I have longed for my legs to return to their normal fat state! My legs are glorious! I love them!! They allow me to walk and get places pain free! And, in comparison to my injured mangled swollen plum colored legs they look GREAT! I have a new appreciation and love for my legs and my body.

And, it is because of that love that I have for my legs and my body that I want to take care of it....NOT because I hate how it looks. It is such a different mind set. It changes everything!!

I have been (and am FINALLY able to after my accident) taking my legs for long walks. Yay!!!

Because I love my body I am committing to giving it three plates of healthy food each day and moving my body each day!!

I think it is important to love our bodies exactly as they are TODAY!! And because of that love we treat them well!

Yesterday I fueled my body with:
B: 1/2 bagel w/ pb, grapes
L: grilled chicken salad
D:chicken alfredo, salad, watermelon, breadstick

Day 1: GREEN

Went on an hour long walk yesterday morning. I have a fitbit and my goal is 10,000 step a day. Monday I got 13,623 and yesterday 9,565

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a great post, ZippaDee.
So good to hear of the silver lining to your accident, that you are able to see your body and legs in a new light!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful post & so inspiring Zippa! My friend went through something similar after her car accident. She couldn't wait to start moving her body once she was healed and began exercising for the shear joy of it. This happened before I knew her but she told me about it & I understood then why she was one of the few women I knew that didn't talk disparingly about their bodies. πŸ˜€
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the encouragement Sonya and Linda! Smile

Yesterday was a good day! I got in 12,953 steps. I took an hour long walk yesterday morning with my daughter..SO nice! Also took my kiddos swimming at a local lake. Actually got in the lake with the kiddos instead of sitting on the sidelines. It was tons of fun! I have been making an effort to.sit in the midday sun for about 15 minutes in my bathing suit with no sun screen to soak in some.vitamin d. (Found out recently that I am vitamin d deficient) . I did that and then decides to go swimming. So, I ended up a bit pink..Not.horrible though. Wink

Day 2: GREEN
I fueled my body with:
B: almonds, watermelon, 1/2 pb bagel
L: pasta, veggie, grilled chicken medley, watermelon
D: grilled cheeseburger on whole grain bun, fries, watermelon, 1/2 ear corn

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a great day! So weird how I keep hearing about all these recent vit D deficiencies even here in Sunny Arizona. Must be all that sunscreen we finally learned to apply.

Keep up the good work!

Linda

P.S. I like the "I fueled my body with" mentality!
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So glad to hear you are on the mend and loving your body. Very convicting for me. I'm not there yet....but I want to be!! I've gotta dust off my Fitbit and get walking again!!! Great seeing you here.
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Wow! I just posted a way long..... probably overly detailed post...and for some reason it's gone! gulp......I spent about an hour on it. Oh well...

Very long story, much shorter.... I am back! ....combining ww simply filling plan with the No S Diet.

I will be around!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So good to see you.
Sorry about your post!
Hope simply filling works for you! I think it's a great list of foods!
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I have decided to just continue on in this thread instead of "starting over" again on my 2017 thread. I am really not starting over. I am a constant work in process! I have been reading over this thread that I started in 2010 and want to remember where I have been and what I have learned along the way. Wow! As I read through this I realize that I have struggled with the same things over and over and over again! It just reinforces the idea that I need to stick with this and focus on this for the LONG haul!!! Don't let slow progress derail me because no matter the pace it IS progress and it is so MUCH better than yo yoing back and forth and white knuckling it and ultimately ending up back in the same place. This is about a mind set and loving myself right NOW in this moment!
Here is a quote that stuck out for me that I posted myself here in this thread:

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In my quest of researching this and learning about this I have discovered that phychologists actually have a name for this. It's called the paradoxical theory of change. MY uneducated understanding of this and how I am applying this to MY life right now is that in order to truly change I need to stop trying so hard to change. I need to accept where I'm at right NOW! I can't move forward and change until I am ok with where I currently am now. I will continue spinning my wheels so to speak, which is exactly what I've been doing for years. I count calories and deprive myself in a quest to lose weight because I hate the way my body looks. Instead I need to love myself where I am at first...exactly as I am. When I do that I will naturally take care of my body that I love and change will occur naturally and with EASE!


YES!! Good stuff. Over the past several years I have on and off picked a "word of the year" for myself to focus on. I have finally decided on the word "RELAX" for 2017. Not relax as in being lazy.... Laughing , but relax as in not white knuckling things or over thinking things!! I will explore this more as time goes on.

Also, as I read back through this I see that over and over and over gain (including this past year) I run into a problem when people start commenting on my weight loss. It derails me! WHY does this happen?? I need to figure this out!

AND....in the past if I am not actively working on a certain "diet" my mind and time are consumed with researching what program I SHOULD be doing! Since detoxing myself from ww over the past month or so and deciding that I am committed to No S, I am finding myself being kind of fidgety. In my very limited amount of extra time I have I am not looking at ww websites or recipes or facebook posts. I am trying to get away from reading about any new fad diet. And, quite honestly there is not a whole lot to say about No S because it is so simple kwim?! Laughing Just an observation.

I had my first GREEN week of 2017!!! Feeling happy about that!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow lots of good stuff here ZippaDee! Ive been reading over my thread too and am reminded how NoS gave me so much relief even before I lost any weight. I talk a lot about how NoS took my constant obsessing and self-loathing away. I take so much of that for granted now but it's important I remember how far I've come emotionally.

I think you're right on about self-acceptance. It will get you much farther than body hatred. Things that have helped me is realizing beauty comes in all sizes. Just look at all those gorgeous plus size models. Also there are two exercises in in my intuitive eating book that helped me out:

1) imagine you woke up one morning and all the popular woman's magazines featured a woman on the cover w the exact body size/type as you. (Beauty is a social construct) can you finally relax and enjoy your body?
2) Imagine some gas was accidentally released in our atomsphere that made it impossible to either gain or lose weight. How would you live the rest of your life? How would you eat & exercise? How would you spend the time you normally spend thinking & researching about weight loss?

I definitely don't recommend intuitive eating though but these thoughts exercises can be helpful in trying to gain acceptance. As far as spending time researching diets. I get that too. I had been dieting since I was 10 and it became a hobby for me. A welcome distraction to stress that's not easy to give up. It's also the promise of a better you, a better life in which everything will suddenly be transformed.

For me I think I've replaced my diet hobby with my passion for cooking. I like learning about plant based cooking as well as trying new restaurants & new cooking techniques. It's still a welcome distraction to the day to day stuff but much healthier. I guess I couldn't completely let go of the food related stuff though! 😊

Lastly it is interesting that people commenting on your weight is a trigger. I think I've felt something similar before too. Are you worried you might end up letting them down? Or does being noticed in general make you uncomfortable? Are you worried ppl won't like you ask much if you're thinner? Maybe feel threatened by you?

Okay sorry for the novella but you gave me lots to think about! Glad you're back & thanks for stopping by my thread!

Linda Smile
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lpearlmom said:

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1) imagine you woke up one morning and all the popular woman's magazines featured a woman on the cover w the exact body size/type as you. (Beauty is a social construct) can you finally relax and enjoy your body?
2) Imagine some gas was accidentally released in our atomsphere that made it impossible to either gain or lose weight. How would you live the rest of your life? How would you eat & exercise? How would you spend the time you normally spend thinking & researching about weight loss?


This is so extremely empowering to me! WOW!! If all the popular woman's magazines featured a woman with my exact body size/type as me I would be strutin' my stuff!! Laughing It truly would change how I feel about my body!

As far as people noticing my weight loss triggering set backs for me....I think it has something to do with my defenses coming up....the thought is something like "what was wrong with me before....I am still the same person"...not sure?? Still exploring and trying to figure this out??

Thank you so very much for your insightfulness, Linda! I really appreciate your responses and time!
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Okay good. Glad you found it interesting. I totally get what you're saying. When people compliment your Weightloss it's kind of an insult at the same time. It's great you're doing so much self-reflection.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Linda! It still doesn't make a lot of sense though because I always desire for folks to notice. I wonder when they will and when they do I flip. It is definitely MY problem! People are just being kind and encouraging!

M: Mr. Green
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Having a good week. Friday will be a planned yellow day, as my hubby and I will be away for a long weekend get away....our Christmas gift to each other. Very Happy

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Wow look at you go! 😀
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How are you doing? Come back!
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I second that motion.
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I third that! 😜
I understand! I've been off and on, but we know nothing else has more freedom, Girl!!
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It's not too late to have a great last third of 2017, including sane holidays. Come say hi!
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