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jenji



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back at 174 today. I will try to get a walk in at lunchtime today. It will be good for my brain, too, as I am up to my ears in grant work on short deadlines. Having a moment midday to clear my head sometimes makes me more efficient.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 174#, BMI 26.9 - 4/11/2018


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re: fried foods. What YOU may not be able to do, and there is no shame in this, is eat little enough of those foods to lose weight and feel happy about it, at least for now. It may take enough effort that it could be as valuable just to expand the repertoire of enjoyable meals and practice intermittently on fried stuff. In fact, that may contribute as much to being satisfied with less as anything.

I would have gotten to a non-overweight BMI a lot faster if I had been happy with a few small servings of S's on S days, but I was never a happy camper when I even tried to do that for the first couple of years. I wanted more sweets most of the time, no matter what I may have said at the time. (I think I was pretty honest, though, about my overages.) And even after positive experiments, there was lots of rebound. I would have some weekends on which I went with my hunger, which was very low, and not fun to cooperate with- I would get just plain TIRED of waiting to be hungry, it would go on so long- and the next week, back to my 20 oz. of milk chocolate. I'm not saying that was causation or correlation or anything. But it did happen.

It's all up to you what you want to experiment with.

I regret that I didn't push myself to exercise more this whole time, but not because it would have caused more weight loss. The evidence for that is quite slim while the adherents are not, despite the infomercials. I read a report once of a woman who was a candidate for a before-and-after for one of them and she said everyone was starving themselves to be chosen. But exercise has so many other benefits! It's second only to quitting smoking for improving chances for long term health. And it's what a person does in middle age that has the biggest effect on the senior years. Alas for me. I am enjoying the changes I've made, but it's likely they won't make as much of an impact as having been prudent 25 years ago would have been. Of course, my senior years were very low on the motivation scale then, just as it's almost impossible to convince college girls that they're going to be sorry when they're 30 that they messed with their eating so much in their youth.

BTW, I'm doing about 5 minutes consistently now. Injury is really putting a dent in my walking activity. Get up while you can! Rah rah rah!

Is it working? Prolly not. Evil or Very Mad

Here's a piece on the sad news about exercise for weight loss.

https://www.sciencealert.com/the-science-is-in-exercise-won-t-help-you-lose-much-weight

But I think there's evidence that exercise is effective for loss maintenance. So you might as well get in the habit now. And you'll very likely feel peppier.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do love running, oolala! I've got that going for me. But I need to make the time and get a routine going again. I am coming up on school vacation, and I know I'll get lots of exercise next week - some runs and some hikes and horseback riding.

I know from personal experience that running a lot does not equal weight loss. I used to joke that I was doing research for a book called "How to Stay Plump Despite Exercise". One year I ran 600 miles and gained weight.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I used to joke that I was doing research for a book called "How to Stay Plump Despite Exercise".


This made me laugh out loud!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, your body was determined to get ready for the famine! There must have been one you were running away from... Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm back from a week of vacation. I did not try to keep the habits on vacation. Starting fresh again today, back at 177.5. We were in Arizona, and I ate a lot of delicious Mexican food, including the chips, appetizers, the whole shebang.

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jenji



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oolala53 wrote:
Wow, your body was determined to get ready for the famine! There must have been one you were running away from... Wink


LOL, yup, I am ready.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure why, maybe just getting over fatigue/fluid from being on the red eye this weekend, but in theory I dropped 3 lbs overnight. 174.5 this morning.

Another good argument for worrying about habits, not weight.

Yesterday was a fail, but a small one. We got a package of fresh hamantachen for Purim from my sorta-MIL, and yes, I ate them. But I adjusted my dinner to a smaller quantity, and I don't feel that I overate.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry but what the heck is a hamantachen? Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

automatedeating wrote:
I'm sorry but what the heck is a hamantachen? Laughing

I might’ve spelled that wrong. I’m not Jewish, but my boyfriend is. They are little, triangle shaped pastries with filling of apricot or sesame or fig. They are supposed to look like the hat of a bad guy from the Purim story.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is so easy to slip up once one starts.
Mon - fail - hamantachen
Tues - fail - cake at my board meeting (goodbye party)
Wed - fail - seconds at dinner

Today - green so far - although all of these fails happened at 5:00 or later, so stay tuned. I think today is the day I get back up on the balance beam.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, you either stayed on the beam or you didn't. Hope its being March 1st helped.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The balance beam! What a great analogy! And those girls always climb right back up and finish the routine. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, one day green! Ta-dah!!! LOL Rolling Eyes

I will make a March calendar later.

Back at 172.5 today.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

173.5 today.

Friday was red - we went out to eat and I had dessert.
Today (Monday) green.
I have been sick for a week, but just a cold. Not the kind of sick where I need to eat differently. I did make myself some chicken broth as a drink yesterday.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You’ve done so great.

Feel better!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

172 today. I am now back where I was a month ago. Oh well. Maintenance is so much better than gaining. Today I had that good moment at a coffee shop where even though I looked at the pastries, it was just curiosity about whether they looked good enough for a weekend splurge (no, they didn't).

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

172.5 today.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

172.5 again today on this snowy day.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:44 pm    Post subject: weight and shame Reply with quote

I remember being in my 30s, and my weight at the time hovered around 150-155 lbs. I was ashamed of that number and my body. Looking back, I had no models of what normal weight should be for my height. I only heard about the weight of models (clearly underweight) and runners (same).

I like to read Runner's World, because I've been a runner all my life. If they mention a runner's weight, she would invariably be 30 lbs lighter than I was, and trying to lose weight to boot, because lighter is faster. Luckily I was never a competitive runner, just a middle of the pack person, so I did not fall into the eating disorder trap.

Also at the time, I remember the Bridget Jones' diary was popular, and Bridget's fat weight (125-130 lbs as I recall) was so much less than my normal weight that I felt intense shame. I was also captivated.

That's one thing SparkPeople is good for, because you can see normal people with an "after" or maintenance weight that is normal, not the "after" weight of a model or a competitive runner.

The only times in my adult life when I've been below 150 were when I was breastfeeding a baby or when I was in a particular period of intense grief. Both times, I made it down to 145.

One thing I'm proud of is that I am finally, at least in this protected space, being honest about my weight and how even something that is not close to the ideal would be fine and healthy. It feels like a risk to post my weight. Although who cares really? It is liberating, too, to take something that has been a source of shame and just treat it as an interesting metric.

I'm just rambling. I feel as though I can do that here.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a really poignant and beautiful entry.

Even though I am short, I relate to the feelings of your post.

I have found that over time I have grown to have gratitude for my body for what it does for me and I appreciate my strength and health and that is far more valuable to me now than being svelte. I attribute much of this attitude change to NoS. Yay for NoS and this amazing forum.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

174 today. Friday night fail was eating my kid's sauteed mushrooms and salad instead of putting the leftovers away.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

automatedeating wrote:
This is a really poignant and beautiful entry.

Even though I am short, I relate to the feelings of your post.

I have found that over time I have grown to have gratitude for my body for what it does for me and I appreciate my strength and health and that is far more valuable to me now than being svelte. I attribute much of this attitude change to NoS. Yay for NoS and this amazing forum.


Thank you for reading, and for your bringing gratitude into it. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

175 today. Fail yesterday was peanuts while cooking dinner. Today will be tough for green because I'm at home for the blizzard. So far, I am okay, but we'll see. I always want to eat a lot on snow days.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

175 again today.

Failure - pie, hot chocolate, and those peanuts. Going to the movies today and will be avoiding the popcorn.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

175.5 today.

Managed to stay green yesterday, including having water at the movie theater, but no snacks. Victory over bad habits! It was a weird day for eating - we ate a late breakfast due to the snow day, and after the movie, I had a reception for work. I ate 3 hors douvres as "lunch" at the reception, then a burrito later for dinner. I felt good about what I ate and about getting back on track. I packed chili for lunch today.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

173.5 today.

Green yesterday, and no real desire to eat between meals. I did have a glass of plain kefir when I got home with the groceries, which helped fortify me for putting away the groceries without eating them.

Last week, at our school's big potluck, I had the first occasion when a person told me "You've lost weight!" He is from another country, where that remark would not be rude. He's someone from my running team that I don't see a lot. I felt both pleased that it is noticeable, and embarrassed that it was noticeable. Weird emotions.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

175 today.

Green yesterday. I had Indian food at lunch and dinner. Yum!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indian food is the best.

You are doing so great Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did go running this weekend (2.6 miles), and I also did hot yoga. It felt like a good balance of activity and rest. I am finally over a cold that I've had since returning from Arizona.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

176 today. Going for lunch soon - forgot to pack anything, so I will go out.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

March 2018
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βœ… βœ… βœ… βœ… ❌ ⭐️⭐️
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I did the March for Our Lives this weekend with my daughter, so we got our 10,000 steps, and more, that day. My phone died, but hers said we did 11,000 steps. The March here started in Roxbury and went to the Boston Common. It was inspiring to see all of the young people marching and leading.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a nice thing for you and your daughter to do together!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

automatedeating wrote:
What a nice thing for you and your daughter to do together!


It was nice. She is 13, and she was fired up. I wanted to just be lazy and go to the rally at the end, and she was determined to march the whole way.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

175 today. I want to pay attention to 1/2 fruits and veggies on my plate, no virtual plating, and more water. Yesterday was a good choice for lunch - a salad from the salad bar and small cup of soup. I put some three bean salad and beets on the salad, and that made it quite filling.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

175 again today. Drank more water and black iced coffee today instead of hot coffee with milk. I feel more peppy, maybe because I'm hydrated.

Yesterday with a big salad for lunch with chicken breast, and I saved some for a side in today's lunch. Then dinner was takeout from a Thai place (silver noodles and crispy chicken with rice, and mango). I did not snack at my board meeting, but I did allow myself a clementine there, without marking it red.

I had a pulled pork sandwich today for lunch, so not the healthiest, but I paired it with a lot of greens (collards greens as the condiment, plus a side salad), so that mitigates the damage. Tonight I'm making steak and some sides TBD.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds yummy and healthy to me. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your food sounds excellent, to me. I also love how you're doing your habitcal with emojis. Clever!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Friyay wrote:
Your food sounds excellent, to me. I also love how you're doing your habitcal with emojis. Clever!
Thanks!

175 again today. Bit of a fail yesterday - I ate a nectarine, and then I finished my kid's nectarine that she handed me. Then I ate some seconds (rice and peas) while putting away leftovers.

I walked to work today, 2.2 miles. I may walk home, or I might take the T.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You still got a fair number of green days in March. Do your best to tighten up where you can. You'll find your balance.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hours in the car this weekend, broken up by some walks and one run. We celebrated Passover and Easter with the families. This is a high stress week before my fundraiser (major annual event) on Friday. I am going to try to channel my stress into the idea of taking care of myself to protect my body during this week. I may not weigh or check in here much.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope your week goes really well! Taking care of yourself sounds like an excellent plan!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first three years were some of teh most stressful of my career. No S was very good support.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck, Jen! You are wise to be extra good to your body right now.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I'm back, and mostly recovered from my big event. I need to make myself an April calendar.

Some fails last week, which I may be able to remember more accurately if I check my datebook.

Today - green so far. I ended up grabbing the school lunch, which included some chicken, sweet potato roasted fries, roasted broccoli and some mixed veggies of summer squash and red peppers.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

174 this morning. Green yesterday and Monday. I made a sausage ragout sauce that was delicious, and we had it for dinner on Monday and lunch today. Dinner last night was lamb chops and sauteed purple cabbage.

Today for breakfast, I made buttermilk scones, and I am still trying to figure out how to adjust the recipe for the new flour I've been buying. I think I need to add 2-3 TB of flour to adjust the recipe. They were good but kind of droopy - usually when I make this recipe, you can cut them with a biscuit cutter, but these stuck to the cutter and had to be scraped onto the pan. Anyway, despite looking a bit melted, they were delicious.

Already had a red event today - tried the bday cake for my friend at work, then it wasn't even good. Tonight for dinner - maybe sushi out. I'm on my own tonight, because my boyfriend plans to work late, and my kid will eat pizza at her orchestra dress rehearsal.

Trying to reconstruct April so far:

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fell off the wagon with checking in, but not with the habits. I got to a place where I stopped losing weight, and seem to be naturally maintaining at 175 lbs. I've kept the habits pretty well - I seem to have one failure each week, but just a failure event, not a whole day off the rails. I am grateful to have lost 10+ lbs and maintained that loss.

I would like to restart the weight loss again, and so I am considering ideas on how to do it - maybe smaller plates? Maybe a default lunch of soup a few days a week? Or a default breakfast of greek yogurt and fruit? I was eating more soup when I was losing weight.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jenji, congratulations on reducing the amount of unplanned eating you are doing from days to events, as well as the weight loss.

May I respectfully suggest that if you are still having weekly unplanned eating events on N days you don't restrict further at the moment. It is tempting when weight loss beckons, but runs the risk of derailing the whole process. Of course, this may not be a problem for you.

If you manage to have fewer failures, you will probably lose some more weight anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ladybird30 wrote:
Hi Jenji, congratulations on reducing the amount of unplanned eating you are doing from days to events, as well as the weight loss.

May I respectfully suggest that if you are still having weekly unplanned eating events on N days you don't restrict further at the moment. It is tempting when weight loss beckons, but runs the risk of derailing the whole process. Of course, this may not be a problem for you.

If you manage to have fewer failures, you will probably lose some more weight anyway.


Thank you! I should probably just get back to tracking.

I'm going to do the simplest tracking and record that yesterday was green.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I have found simple tracking very helpful.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

174 today. Yesterday was red because I ate some of my daughter's leftover rice and peas instead of just putting it away or composting them. Other than that, I did not cheat.

Friday will be an S-day. I am participating in an overnight relay, and I don't want to worry about when or what I eat.
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Good luck with the relay.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merrygoround wrote:
Good luck with the relay.


Thank you! It was fun.

Thursday was green.
Friday was yellow (S day).
Monday - green.
Tuesday - green.
Wednesday - so far, green. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something nice I've noticed is that I am no longer hungry outside of mealtimes, except when I have a late dinner. I may slip up and eat, but I am not hungry. I think I have my appetite in a more reasonable expectation place.

Speaking of gluttony and expectations, I also have noticed that I have a tendency toward drinking too much coffee, partly as part of my risk aversion/planning ahead tendencies. Like, I've just had coffee at home, but if I happen to park near the coffee shop in the morning, I have this compulsion that I should get some more, "just in case". I am trying to be more present and aware of this tendency, and to actually let my body tell me that coffee is already sloshing about in my stomach; more is not needed.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've started trying to use the HabitCal on here. I am unable to reconstruct April in full, but I have a record of the other months. It is nice to be able to see it all in one place. When I was losing weight, I did not have perfect compliance, but it was much better. I had 4-5 red days in Oct, Nov, December, and January, compared to 10 red days in February, 7 in March, and an unknown number in April. So far, I've had 3 red days in May, plus one S day planned.

The emoji calendars are cute, but I didn't even make one in April. In the spirit of No S, I feel I should keep it simpler and use the habitcal.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiya Jenji, good luck with the Habitcal. I have to say, I think it is brilliant! So simple, so effective. I never thought it would work for me, but it has definitely helped. Can’t really explain why. Probably it clarifies the idea that you have just one chance to get a day right. You think of how it would feel to have the whole day marked down as a red square, and you realise that you want it to be green. You realise you have a choice. You realise that you can do it!

For me, Habitcal has been part of the No S magic! Hope you get on well with it. All the best!
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