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flyingpig



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:02 pm    Post subject: flyingpig checkin Reply with quote

Hello!

I'm new to the forum, but not noS. I had quite a good streak last year when I tried it out for lent and got almost to Easter before a holiday and a load of non-weekend S days threw me off the wagon.

I started again on the first of January and it's gone really well so far:
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Smile Smile
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Smile Smile
Mr. Green Mr. Green 17 18 19 Smile Smile
22 23 24 25 26 Smile Smile
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Good habits I seem to have managed so far are:
- not taking any money into work so I can't stop at the shop on the way home to buy snacks
- shopping after dinner
-planning meals and sticking to the plan, but with a degree of flexibility if I fancy something else (before it has been either rigid to the plan or a compete free for all)

I see problems coming up though, so if anyone has any advice, I'd appreciate it.
- Do I just accept crazy s days? If so for how long? The first weekend was OK, but this weekend I went to a party that had a buffet and I ate a lot. Buffets are awful for me... I like the idea of having one S per weekend day but I don't want to start something unsustainable.
- This week has a lot of potential S days coming up. It's my birthday on Friday, but I'm having a birthday dinner at my parents' on Thursday. I'm a bit worried that four S days in a row will throw me off habit completely. But I also really want birthday cake... (my parents will make me one and I'll also bring one into work on friday). Should I maybe un-S Sunday?
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flyingpig



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another green day Smile

Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Smile Smile
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Smile Smile
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green 18 19 Smile Smile
22 23 24 25 26 Smile Smile
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And my special day dilemma has been solved - all my birthday special eating is now going to happen on Friday. So I just have to manage to make cake tomorrow evening without eating any of it!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:59 am    Post subject: Re: flyingpig checkin Reply with quote

flyingpig wrote:
The first weekend was OK, but this weekend I went to a party that had a buffet and I ate a lot. Buffets are awful for me...
I know, aren't they the worst?! Sometimes I try just taking one plate full, but usually with the cost of them, I try to limit them to real S days, as I hate not to "get my money's worth", or not to fully "enjoy" a special occasion. They are a real trap!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found it helpful to have S events rather than whole days. The cake on Friday and your parent's dinner can be separated from the rest of Thursday and Friday.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a great idea, Nette. I will be useful next week, I have a special dinner on Friday, a meal on Saturday and another on Sunday. Surely I will continue with my plan and I will do only those special meals.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've accepted fairly crazy S days for now and I will until I feel that the N day habits are ingrained and making further efforts to limit or control foods won't result in a rebound of N day fails. How long that takes might be different for everyone - I think I will probably give it a month or so and see how I go.

I'm also an S 'event' proponent for special occasions. I'm going to my parents next week for Burns Night, where we always have the traditional Scottish pudding of cranachan. There's no need for the entire day to be a free for all, but I will allow myself that dessert!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Smile Smile
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Smile Smile
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green18 Smile Smile Smile
Mr. Green 23 24 25 26 Smile Smile
29 30

So, my first red happened. I was doing well, didn't take any biscuits (cookies to all the Americans) offered at a work meeting, even though I had to sit staring at them for an hour. But then I baked brownies and lemon drizzle to take to work for my birthday and ate plenty of batter. Shocked I was tempted to still count it as green because I didn't eat any cake once it was baked (until the next day, which was my birthday and a planned S day) and I do think a little tasting while cooking/baking is necessary, but probably didn't need to taste that much! And I think it'll be helpful to prove to myself I can have a red day and carry on.

The red was followed by my birthday (Friday) and the weekend. All three days were very cake fuelled... but they are "allowed" to be and I have managed a green day no problem today so I'm counting that as a win.

And thanks for the advice everyone. Milliem - I think that's a good move for me too. Enjoy your cranachan (off to Google what that is!)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Smile Smile
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Smile Smile
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Embarassed Smile Smile Smile
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green 26 Smile Smile
29 30

Another couple of green days.
Had a very strange experience the other day, dreamt of eating chocolate. It was such a vivid dream I genuinely thought I'd had a red day and it was only when I tried to work out when I'd eaten this chocolate that I realised I'd been dreaming Laughing

In related news I just found a leftover bar of birthday chocolate in my work bag. But I managed to put it in the cupboard without eating any of it. Surprised A treat to look forward to on Saturday Very Happy

Right, off to make my roast veg and couscous dinner
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Smile Smile
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Smile Smile
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Embarassed Smile Smile Smile
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Smile Smile
29 30

So, something interesting has happened. It is Sunday, an S day. I had a big-ish breakfast at about half eight. It is now nearly two pm and I'm still not really hungry. I didn't even look for or actually think about the biscuits after church. This doesn't happen so that's good Very Happy

I also had a moderate S day yesterday, just a small fancy chocolate (from a selection box I got for my birthday) around 11am, nibbled some dinner while I was cooking it, and then finished off the bar of chocolate I found in my bag earlier this week in the evening (think it was about eight squares of oreo dairy milk).

After a very quick initial couple of kilos being lost the first week, weight loss has been slow (a bit frustrating-ly so), but I keep telling myself that the main aim is not to loose weight, but to have much more sensible habits. And also I managed to not put on weight over my birthday so that's good.

I have a holiday coming up in a couple of weeks that is slightly stressing me out though. I'm going skiing with a friend. I've never been skiing before and I've never been on holiday with this friend before. I have no idea if doing no-S while away will be achievable...

What do other people do about holidays?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Small and/or carby breakfasts give me the munchies, so I was super surprised when almost everyone in the poll on the general forum voted for small morning meals! I sometimes make my breakfasts two-course (oatmeal + sandwiches, for example) and they really keep me full and satisfied for pretty much the rest of the day.
As for your holidays, perhaps give yourself permission to eat only snacks/sweets that are local and unique to the location? It requires a fair bit of honesty on your part, but keeps you from feeling deprived. That's what I was doing during my travels. Good luck!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may be surprised how well you can fit No S into the holiday. If people are being snacky, I sip a civilized coffee or maybe a hot chocolate (pushing it) as a nod to the environs. For meals, I really savor the non-sweet but delicious foods, but might keep them to a little more than half my plate since the foods are often so dense or refined. (That might be asking a lot for you as a beginner, especially if you're expending a lot of energy.) What I like to do is think of some urban French woman going skiing. Does she use it as an excuse to go overboard on food or even drink? Mais non! Will she have a good time? Bien sur! You can, too.

Hmm I wonder if testing batter is really necessary. Have you had them before?Cool It can be a trap the old habit brain sets up to get those nice concentrated foods that revved up the circuits so many times before. It will make any excuse!

Really good job on the cookies at the meeting and putting the food away. This will become the norm and you will wonder why everyone else is ruining their appetite when the really good stuff is coming.

I have to admit I always wince when people get all excited about their early weight loss. It's almost impossible to see this without such excitement because the hope is not far behind, and the nearly inevitable disappointment ensues when it doesn't. In fact, NO weight loss has a chance of being real loss until it's been sustained for several weeks. It is very unlikely most people will eat the proverbial 500 calories less per day that leads to that true pound of fat loss they've got figured in their minds. Yes, they are cutting out the daily S's but likely eating a bit more at meals. Water loss isn't actually so bad because it does meant there's fewer carbs being processed. Oh, I'm getting too technical. All part of the transition. Remember, it takes most of those diet successes to get really established in their new weight 2-5 years (and there's a 25% relapse even then), and it's just about always on their minds. So many think even at year that it's all in place only to go on to have that body desire to get that food back take over because they get a little lax and are so unused to managing more food and actually choosing to eat even less.

Anyway, try to pretend you're in a different country, enjoying the food but not lasering in on it and missing the rest of the trip. Life in between is often what we've been missing out on, or not creating. Cultivate that habit, too.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The breakfast wasn't that big (two rashers of bacon, one egg and a slice of toast), but I did drink a whole pot of tea with it so maybe that's the key. I'm now hungry again only three hours after having lunch, so who knows... I think I'll just stop over thinking it...

As for weight loss - I'm trying not to think about it too much. I weigh myself 3 or 4 times a week but only log it if it's lower... not sure this is the best strategy, but it seems reasonably motivating so far.

For the skiing holiday, I'll try channeling my inner sophisticated french woman (though she must be buried very deep!). I have heard skiing is quite hard work, so I'm a little worried I'll end up using that as an excuse... at the moment I'm thinking I'll look at any green days in that week as a bonus and also make sure I go back to green as soon as I come back. Also at least I'll be active. It's two weeks from now so I hope my habits will be starting to be more ingrained by then.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may hit a stretch in which the weight is never lower and get discouraged.

I'm not sure why I weighed in the beginning because sanity was what I was ogoing for, but I used a technique from when I was on the Carbohydrate Addicts diet. I weighed and record every day and averaged it once a week. That's the way scientists tend to measure things. You'll see a trend. There are sites online (or used to be) where you can record each day and the site will graph the numbers. You have to be patient to get anough data to really see what the effects are.

An alernative I suggest is weighing yourself only once every 21-day streak.

Or not at ll for 12 weeks. But be ultra strict about N day compliance.

In the end, the habit will outweigh (no pun intended) the weight loss. As Reinhard says, don't have an ideal weight. Practice ideal habits and land where you will.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Smile Smile
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Smile Smile
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Embarassed Smile Smile Smile
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Smile Smile
Mr. Green 30 31

Just realised there are 31 days in January... oops!

Very moderate weekend - just two little chocolates on Sunday (one mid-afternoon, one after dinner), now back to the green.

I use the fitbit app to log my weight and it averages my weight, so perhaps I should just log every day. Because you are right, oolala, if my weight doesn't go down for a bit I will get discouraged.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is an astounding January! Congrats.
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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)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Smile Smile
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Smile Smile
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Embarassed Smile Smile Smile
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Smile Smile
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green

And January is done.
Only one red and I've lost 3kg.

Not bad. Even if today's dinner was chicken nuggets and chips from McDonald's on the way home. But it still counts as green. I don't really like fast food that much, but I was tired, grumpy, had to sit in traffic and really didn't want to do a any washing up. I would prefer not to eat my feelings, but one fast food meal in a month is not a big deal... Plus it means I can have my leftover veggie chilli tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly. Curtailing the fast food is a personal decision. We all know it's got downsides, but so does reining in too soon. Wean, wean, wean!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to try a different layout for February. I've logged food before with myfitnesspal, but that's way too much hassle to be sustainable. However I like looking back over what I've eaten, so I'm just going to write it down here:

1st Feb: green

Breakfast: porridge with blueberries
Lunch: cheese and spinach sandwich with cucumber, red pepper and grapes
Dinner: vegetable chilli and brown rice
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FP, meant to give you props for your weight loss but even more for your great month!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2nd Feb: green

Breakfast: two fried eggs, two slices of toast, a banana and blueberries
Lunch: cheese and spinach sandwich, red pepper, cucumber, grapes
Dinner: four fish fingers, two potatoes (sliced and fried), baked beans, a mountain of cabbage and sweetcorn

Quite a hungry day, it would seem. I had to have dinner early (about 5:30) as I am at a kids camp reunion tonight and tomorrow and I had to eat before I left. Luckily no snacks have been offered, I didn't take any hot chocolate and actually I'm not that hungry so avoided that potential slide into red. And tomorrow I can take any snack I'm offered guilt-free Laughing

And thanks everyone for the nice messages- good to be encouraged
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a good day, Flying! I too had dinner early today. It often seems to work out that way. But unlike you, I did end up having a hot chocolate!

Hope you have a great weekend.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3rd February: a very S Saturday

Breakfast: bacon sandwich, chocolate cereal
Snack: flapjack
Lunch: Ham salad sandwich, crisps (2 bags),chocolate biscuit
Snack: chocolate chip shortbread and hot chocolate
Dinner: sausage casserole and pasta, apple crumble and custard
Snack: ham salad sandwich

Well that was a lot of typing! Good job I don't have someone cooking for me and putting out snacks at regular intervals every day! We even sung to the crumble (it's a weird camp tradition), so I definitely had to have some. I don't regret that one bit.
That last sandwich was a step too far but it was going to be thrown in the bin... I also didn't realise there was tea available when I had hot chocolate. I would have preferred tea, just needed something to warm me up after standing out in the cold rain watching teenagers climb crates...

In summary, I find it much easier to eat sensibly when I am the only person in control of what food is available. Something to work on...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4th February: another S-filled Sunday

Breakfast: scrambled eggs with much toast followed by more toast with jam
Snack: chocolate cake and a biscuit
Lunch: cheese and bacon burger, chips, salad followed by a massive sundae. So good. So s.

No dinner because, well, see above.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

flyingpig wrote:
So good. So s.

No dinner because, well, see above.


Love 'em both.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

5th February: green

Breakfast: porridge with peanut butter, banana and cinnamon
Lunch: tuna roll, red pepper, grapes, blueberries
Dinner: veg curry (green lentils, coconut milk, tomatoes, loads of random veg) and naan bread
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6th February: green

Breakfast: porridge with banana and peanut butter
Lunch: cheese and tomato sandwich, yellow pepper, grapes, blueberries
Dinner: "spicy" (hmm) chicken pasta, baked ready salted crisps, strawberry and banana smoothie

Technically dinner never made it onto a plate as I got a little hangry running pre-holiday errands (well, mostly sitting in traffic) and bought a meal deal in the supermarket. And then tried to eat it in the car. Failed with the pasta because it didn't come with a fork... Must confess a few bits of pasta were hand eaten Rolling Eyes

On the plus side, it could have been a packet of biscuits. Or a bar of chocolate. Or both, as well as the meal deal. Anyway, this is why I avoid shops on the way home from work, but I had to go get holiday money before it closed for the day. Oh well, a green is a green.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Green is green exactly. It's not like we live on farms and are close to the house for all meals.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well to be honest I got home only about two minutes after I normally do, but I thought I would be stuck longer as the traffic going the other way was awful. And I'd left work early (to get to the shops) so I guess my body thinks leaving work is time to eat (even if I leave work an hour or two earlier)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All in the mix.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

7th Feb: green

Breakfast: two eggs, one slice of bread, one slice of cheese
Lunch: chorizo and butterbean soup, two slices of toast, grapes
Dinner: veggie chilli and brown rice

I really really wanted to stop for some chocolate on the way home, but I resisted. I don't even know why- I've had an alright day, no work to do this evening, but I am counting down the days till the weekend today. Luckily it's very cold (hence the switch from sandwich to soup at lunch), so I'm not tempted to walk to the shop now!

In case anyone is curious, my meals are at pretty regular times:
Breakfast is between 6 and 7am (usually closer to 6)
Lunch is at 12:45/1pm
Dinner is between 6 and 7pm
I've taken to posting this update straight after I've eaten dinner so that I'm committed to the green day and cant eat any thing else. We'll see how that works out...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

8th February: green

Breakfast: one egg omlette, two slices of cheese, spinach, one slice of toast
Lunch: chorizo and butterbean soup, two slices of toast, grapes
Dinner: four fish fingers, small serving of macaroni, random leftover parsley sauce, mount Everest of veg (most of a cabbage, an onion, a yellow pepper, sweetcorn, peas, a tomato)

So I'm in empty the fridge mode. And the fridge mostly contains veg. The mass of veg nearly didn't fit on the plate, but I balanced it. Got quite bored of eating cabbage towards the end of dinner, but vitamins ahoy.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

9th February: green

Breakfast: porridge with blueberries
Lunch: cheese salad sandwich and grapes
Dinner: jacket potato, baked beans and cheese, a banana

Operation "eat all the food" moved on to fruit and dairy today. Technically the banana didn't go on the plate because it would have got all bean-y, but it would have fitted. Also my "plate" at lunch time is actually a lunch box, it always is, but I don't think big lunches are really my problem. I'm a teacher- I don't have time for a big lunch!

And now it is the holidays! I leave late tonight. Travelling overnight may mess my food up a bit, but not like I do it a lot. And we'll only be the car a couple of hours before it becomes Saturday Very Happy Not sure how much internet/time/inclination I'll have to update while away, so maybe see you in a week and a bit!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoy your holiday! Looks like you've had a good NoS week Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So there is some signal here, so may as well post rather than forget...

10th February: A traveling S Saturday

Breakfast: croissant and hot chocolate
Snacks: couple of mint humbugs, a toffee mint, a bag of pizza flavoured crisps
Lunch: baguette (just by itself... It was fresh and delicious, and about 4:30/5pm)
Snack: plain crisps
Dinner: spaghetti bolognese

Not bad considering my body clock is really confused as I slept in a car, had to wake up to go on a ferry at 2am and then carried on sleeping in a car till about midday. I think it'll be reasonably easy to stay quite green this week, only issue might be sweet breakfasts and if I get really hungry skiing.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure how long I'll have the oomph to keep recording what I eat whole on holiday, but I'm hoping it'll keep me reasonably on track.

11th February: A reasonably controlled (both on the slopes and food-wise) first day skiing Sunday

Breakfast: 2 chocolate chip madeleines, one small bowl of cereal
Lunch: ham baguette, handful of crisps, chunk of cheese
Snack: hot choc, banana, another madeleine
Dinner: sausages, mashed potato, broccoli and carrots
Snack: one gummy snake

I think I may have to keep the banana (or something) all week as my first skiing experience left me rather shaky and in need of something. Could probably replace hot choc with tea and the madelines with bread though!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you having an adventurous vacation! Yay for you!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12th February: sort of green

Breakfast: cereal, baguette and peanut butter
Lunch: ham and cheese baguette, cereal bar
Dinner: pasta with sausage/bacon/veg sauce

The reason it's sort of is that the cereal bar was sort of sweet and also eaten a couple of hours after the sandwich. It was also not my cereal bar, because that fell out of my pocket, so my friend gave me her's. However I'm going to count it as green because I'd told myself if I needed something mid-skiing I'd allow it, and apparently going up lifts makes me very shaky! I'm very scared most of the time when on skis, and adrenaline does weird things to me, so if a cereal bar stops me shaking and means I can make it down a slope, I'll have that as a mod this week.

I also had tea instead of hot chocolate and no snacks before dinner when offered so happy to count it as green.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flying, you are so brave! I’m the only person among my friends who’s never been skiing. I would be just like you, filled with adrenaline and prone to weird symptoms, all of which would be soothed by food. Sounds like you’re doing well! But this is a special holiday...you’d expect to have a couple of extra S days, I would have thought. Have a great time!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

13th February: Let's call it an S Event day

Breakfast: bread and salami, cereal
Lunch: ham and cheese baguette, cereal bar
Dinner: tartiflette (potato, bacon, onion and all the cheese) followed by tarte tatin (upside down apple tart, served on fire)

So pretty green all day, save the aforementioned cereal bar mod. Working well for me though, I can bribe myself to ski more with it.
Because it turns out I am not getting any braver (sorry to disappoint you, Octavia, I'm actually a massive wimp!), in fact I'm more scared of skiing than I was at the start of the week. So saying to myself "do three laps of the beginners area and you can have a sandwich" seems to work to get me going, and then I did my last three knowing that I could have my cereal bar at the end. Sticking to tea in cafes and no pre-dinner nibbles, so that's good.

Decided that dinner out would count as an s-event, which was definitely a good choice as I got to have a flaming dessert. A flaming delicious dessert!

Think tomorrow will be an s day too as we've decided to postpone pancake day till then (the meal out was booked before we realised it was pancake day!).
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14th February: Green

Breakfast: cereal
Lunch: ham/salami and cheese sandwich, handful of crisps, half a banana
Dinner: chilli con carne with rice

I wimped out of skiing today and went for a walk instead, so no excuse for any S-es. Also there was a miscommunication about pancakes so they didn't happen. Also also there was a very long gap between lunch and dinner (about nine hours), I nearly gave in but once I'd lasted seven hours, what was another two? It's kind of freeing for a holiday not to be all about what's going to be eaten next.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So true about holidays and food focus. How about filling up on different activities, new scenes (probably beautiful), people watching, the company?

And a flaming dessert! Got to have my end-of-lunch coffee; I'm feeling a tug of snackiness after reading that. And all the pancake stuff. When I've been feeling at risk this week, I've been telling myself I can go out for a pancake breakfast- no syrup, though- the next day. Then I don't want pancakes in the morning. And they do tend to set me off, so just as well.
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15th February: definitely an s day

Breakfast: cereal
Lunch: ham and cheese sandwich
Snack: crisps
Dinner: steak, veg, potato dauphinoise followed by profiteroles with cream and chocolate sauce

So today was going pretty well, I was debating to myself whether vin chaud (mulled wine) counted as an S, but apart from that had been very green. Didn't even need the cereal bar as I got too scared of the chair lift to go it by myself so I only did two loops of the green ski run, which definitely does not justify extra snacks (even though it was a long run, so probably the furthest I've ever skiied).

But then the pre-dinner snacks came out, and I thought "well I'm on holiday, and I've done so well so far" and "we're going out for dinner, I might want pudding so may as well go wild now" and my favourite rather flawed reasoning, "if you eat some crisps now, it'll definitely be an s-day so you won't have to decide about the mulled wine." Not too impressed by my own thinking, but not going to get too miserable about it. Perhaps it should be a red, but I did originally say any green days this week would be a bonus, anything else an s-day.


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And the flaming dessert was amazing. Could really taste the brandy she'd doused it in to get it burning though. Today there was flaming meat for main (not for me, a couple of the guys I'm on holiday with ordered it), and then one of them specially requested that his Apple tart was on fire, even though that wasn't on the menu. Food that's on fire is just that much more exciting!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WTH is typical and why most people who even start a diet quit within a couple of weeks. You are so smart to see the failures as adjustment.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"if you eat some crisps now, it'll definitely be an s-day so you won't have to decide about the mulled wine."

Ha! I love this "flawed reasoning" as you put it.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

16th February: holiday S-day

Breakfast: chocolate chip madeleine, some other kind of chocolate chip pastry
Lunch: a small pastry filled with chorizo and cheese followed (an hour or so later) by a salted caramel crepe and hot chocolate
Dinner: ham and mushroom pizza

As soon as there was nothing but cake left for breakfast I knew it was going to be an s-day. It was rainy and horrible so we went into town instead of skiing, and there wasn't much to do except eat Confused At least we also did a lot of walking (17000 steps) and there wasn't much snacking. Back to normality today Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Care to share the recipe for the salted caramel crepe? Sounds divine!

EDIT: Aw schucks, didn't realise you were still on vacation Embarassed But you've given me an idea for an S-day treat for sure. Enjoy your time off!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll say you did a lot of walking..and in the rain! But, dang, when are you going to be there again?
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