November Challenge

No Snacks, no sweets, no seconds. Except on Days that start with S. Too simple for you? Simple is why it works. Look here for questions, introductions, support, success stories.

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Selcazare
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November Challenge

Post by Selcazare » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:40 pm

I love a good monthly challenge.

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A lot of red this month, mostly due to snacking or grazing. I got the official mono/EBV diagnosis the day before Thanksgiving so I am out of it—a lot of eating leftovers from the freezer when I have the energy to push buttons on the microwave.
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Traci0829
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Post by Traci0829 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:52 pm

I’m in! Nov 2 will be my start day. I’m currently at a great weight doing a non strict no s, but I wanted to tighten up the reigns as the holidays approach. My husband will be out of town much of the month and sometimes that triggers nighttime eating! I’ve somehow pick up a slight addiction to banana chips!!!! I also will be using my 3 meal a day everyday mod.

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butterfly1000
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Post by butterfly1000 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:33 am

I'm in too! Working on afternoon and evening no snacks and at least 15 min exercise every day. Nov 1 didn't start off well but hopefuly Nov 2 and following will be better.

Goal No snacks afternoon & evening + min 15 min exercise
1: RED RED GREEN
2: RED RED RED Not a good day :(
3: RED RED RED Not off to a good start :(
4: SATURDAY
5: SUNDAY
6: GREEN GREEN GREEN First green day for 3 goals! :)
7: RED RED GREEN
8: RED RED GREEN the reds weren't horrible though
9: RED RED GREEN Having trouble with the snacks (they're not horribly out of control like I do sometimes but they're still there). At least I've been exercising.
10: horrible food day all around and no exercise :oops:
11: Saturday
12: Sunday

I'm going to give it another week on the November challenge and hopefully do better. Making a little change here. I already track exercise somewhere else so here it will be just for no snacks. I like the calendar format I see some people use so will try that.

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Skelton
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Post by Skelton » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:37 pm

I'm in. Have messed up already today and it's only lunchtime here.

01 Nov - green
02 Nov - Oops
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Skelton
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Post by Skelton » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:38 pm

Selcazare, how did you get that calendar into your post? I've given up posting on previous challenges because I find it difficult to post as the month goes on.
"We stop looking for the better diet and start looking for a better life." pangelsue

oolala53
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Post by oolala53 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:46 pm

My wobbling has been escalating. I"d better join, except that I forget to come back and keep track when I don't get an email message that someone else has posted. Oh, well I guess if it's important enough, I'll do it, and if not, shut my mouth.
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.

SpiritSong
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Post by SpiritSong » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:54 pm

I'm in!

1 - Green
2 - Green
3 - S-Day
4 - Green
5 - S-Day
6 - Green
7 - S-Day
8 - Green
9 - Red
10 - S-Day
11 - Green
12 - S-Day
13 - Green
14 - Green
15 - Red
16 - Green
17 - S-Day
18 - Green
19 - S-Day
20 - Red
21- Green
22- S-Day
23- S-Day
24 - S-Day
25 - Red
26 - S-Day
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Selcazare
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Post by Selcazare » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:42 pm

Skelton, here's the code I use:

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Skelton
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Post by Skelton » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:20 pm

Thank you Selcazare! Hopefully I'll stay on the challenge this time around.

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Post by kccc » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:30 pm

Joining in...


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Post by oolala53 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:40 am

See below.
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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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Merry
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Post by Merry » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:38 am

Thanks, I've missed our monthly challenge the last month or two! It's nice to check in. I think this is what my month will look like. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is always a hard one food-wise because the family gathers then too, but I'm trying for an N day that day. I'm pretty sure the rest of the long weekend will be S's! But...we'll see. Maybe I can hold one of those days to just having an S event instead of a full S day?!

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2 years and counting on No-S.
29 lbs. down, 34 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Skelton
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Post by Skelton » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:03 pm

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November

Post by tobiasmom » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:54 pm

I don't have a great track record with these monthly check-in threads...but I seriously need it after my Halloween craziness!!!

11/1: RED
11/2: RED
11/3: RED
11/4: S DAY
11/5: S DAY
11/6: GREEN 😄
11/7: GREEN 😄
11/8: GREEN 😄
11/9: GREEN 😄
11/10: GREEN 😄
11/11: S DAY
11/12: S DAY
11/13: RED
11/14: RED. Darn!! Gotta stop snacking!
11/15: RED. Sugar this time.
11/16: RED
11/17: RED
11/18: S DAY
11/19: S DAY
11/20: RED
11/21: RED
11/22: RED. Don't give up!!!!
11/23: S DAY
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Post by oolala53 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:53 am

see update below
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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 kccc » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:35 am

First red day... But a small red. Traveling, erratic meal schedule, hotel had cookies...and so did I.

Rest of day was fine.

(Too tired to mess with color-coding.)

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Post by oolala53 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:33 am

Nov. 1-3 Wed. Thurs. Fri. RED

Nov. 6-8 M-W GREEN
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.

Selcazare
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Post by Selcazare » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:51 pm

Bump for anyone still considering. We're not quite half way through November, plenty of time to shore up our good habits.

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Merry
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Post by Merry » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:41 am

Thanks for the bump!
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.
Respect Moderation

kccc
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Post by kccc » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:13 pm

Have lost track, but will try to keep up from here. So far today, so good!

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Post by oolala53 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:10 am

red red red red red Can't even keep track. I who kept harping on how I needed to be in training for the holidays. Aack! I'm going to a weeklong retreat at which there will be a potluck lunch and dinner and a snack table all day. I haven't done as well as I would have liked in the past. We shall see.
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.

kccc
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Post by kccc » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:49 pm

I am totally out of the "tracking" habit. Doing okay weight-wise, and don't think eating is totally out of control... But I know my habits are not as strong as I would like.

One option would be to resurrect my daily thread, but I'm kind of resistant to that. (Not sure why...)

Will think on it, and decide in a week.

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Post by oolala53 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:14 pm

Or habitcal.
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 Merry » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:58 am

oolala53 wrote:red red red red red Can't even keep track. I who kept harping on how I needed to be in training for the holidays. Aack!
I hear ya--my long Thanksgiving weekend was definitely not the moderate "enjoy but don't go all out" I thought it might be! It's like thinking that makes my eating habits backfire! I still can't seem to moderate S days at all--aack is right!
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.
Respect Moderation

oolala53
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Post by oolala53 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:42 am

I can't take a December like November has been. I've been brainwashing myself to some degree to get ready. It's about round 10 on that, and I am older with less time to get it right and more at stake, so I might have a chance.
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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