Hayley's Daily Check In

Counting carbs/calories is a drag. Obsessive scale stepping is a recipe for despair. If you want to count something, "days on habit" is a much better metric. Checking off days on a calendar would do just fine, but if you do it here you get accountability and support. Here's how. Start a new topic in this forum called (say) "Your Name Daily Check In." Then every N day post a "reply" to that topic as to whether you stayed on habit. A simple "<font color="green">SUCCESS</font>" or "<font color="red">FAILURE</font>" (or your preferred euphemism if that's too harsh) is sufficient, but obviously you're welcome to write more if you want. On S-days just register that you're taking an S-day. You don't have to do this forever, just until you're confident you've built the habit. Feel free to check in weekly or monthly or sporadically instead of daily. Feel free also to track other habits besides No-s (I'm keeping this forum under No-s because that's what the vast majority are using it for). See also my <a href="/habitcal/">HabitCal</a> tool for another more formal (and perhaps complementary) way to track habits.

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Hayz88
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Hayley's Daily Check In

Post by Hayz88 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:21 pm

I've decided to return to No S, after a long time of not sticking to it.

I weighed myself a few days ago, around the 16th, and was 219 lbs. I'll weigh again on the 23rd, and weekly thereafter.

Today has been a SUCCESS. :D

I've had two square meals + a breakfast of coffee (I was working a 24 hr shift and was busy this morning). Overall, I'm delighted at how today has gone, and I'm looking forward to another successful Nday tomorrow.
Starting again 11/01/2020.
Starting weight: 210.4 lbs.
Highest ever weight: 239 lbs.
Current weight: 210.4 lbs.

Hayz88
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Re: Hayley's Daily Check In

Post by Hayz88 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:12 pm

Today has been a failure - I have constantly grazed today. :(

Back on it tomorrow.
Starting again 11/01/2020.
Starting weight: 210.4 lbs.
Highest ever weight: 239 lbs.
Current weight: 210.4 lbs.

automatedeating
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Re: Hayley's Daily Check In

Post by automatedeating » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:18 pm

Hi Hayley! Good luck tomorrow.

A recent thought I've considered is that some people might do better to start with 4 meals a day. Plan for it ahead of time, and have a planned mid-afternoon snack, or perhaps some people would do better with a planned pre-bed snack. That is a little less scary in the beginning.
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
8/14-24.5
5/15-26.2
1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9
3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0 (struggling but not sure why)

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Re: Hayley's Daily Check In

Post by Candace » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:13 pm

Good luck tomorrow Hayley!
53 year old female. Height 5' 5.5". Goal: 145 lb. Stretch goal: 140 lb.
Weight 6/14/2019: 155 lb.
8/3/2019: 151 lb.
8/24/2019: 149 lb.

Hayz88
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Location: England

Re: Hayley's Daily Check In

Post by Hayz88 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:32 pm

Thanks for the replies guys!

Sorry I'm just short of 5 months late in replying - I think I need to form the habit of actually logging on here daily, as much as I do forming good, solid No-S habits. :roll:

The last 5 months have been a bit of a trash fire but I am going to try again.

Tomorrow and Sunday are technically allowable as S days, but I'm going to attempt to kick off my dietary revamp by avoiding the unholy triad of Snacks, Sweets, and Seconds until at least next weekend. If I find that I can't do this, since sweet things are my biggest problem, then whatever sweets I do eat, I will consume as a "meal".

I'll weigh in, and also share what my meals consisted of, starting from tomorrow. :)
Starting again 11/01/2020.
Starting weight: 210.4 lbs.
Highest ever weight: 239 lbs.
Current weight: 210.4 lbs.

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Re: Hayley's Daily Check In

Post by Soprano » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:38 pm

Good luck and you can't fail on an s day so go for it :)

Jx
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

Hayz88
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Re: Hayley's Daily Check In

Post by Hayz88 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:33 pm

Thanks - today has not been so bad so far!

Edited to say that Yesterday was a SUCCESS. It was an S day, but I often struggle to control my eating on those days, and I did better than I thought I would, so definitely a success. :D
Starting again 11/01/2020.
Starting weight: 210.4 lbs.
Highest ever weight: 239 lbs.
Current weight: 210.4 lbs.

Hayz88
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:01 pm
Location: England

Re: Hayley's Daily Check In

Post by Hayz88 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:23 am

Yesterday (Sunday) was a successful, over-eating free S-Day. Quite pleased with how everything is going.
Starting again 11/01/2020.
Starting weight: 210.4 lbs.
Highest ever weight: 239 lbs.
Current weight: 210.4 lbs.

automatedeating
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Re: Hayley's Daily Check In

Post by automatedeating » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:13 am

Hope your week goes great, Hayley!
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
8/14-24.5
5/15-26.2
1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9
3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0 (struggling but not sure why)

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