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9 months No S Goal - Building habits for 2017

 
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jess1538



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:33 pm    Post subject: 9 months No S Goal - Building habits for 2017 Reply with quote

I've realised recently that I discovered No S almost exactly 2.5 years ago. In that time, I have maintained my weight and changed the way I think about food a lot; it's always the default I try and make my way back to now, rather than jumping from one band wagon to the next. But despite knowing it works, I've never really built up a long green streak, and really made it a proper habit.

It's not an excuse, as the real reason being this is simply that change is difficult, my bad habits are deeply ingrained and I have put in the necessary legwork, but the 2.5 years I mentioned have been pretty turbulant. I've gone from living with my fiance to moving out, breaking up, starting a new career, and now ending said career and not really having "A Plan". The new year has been a bit of an opportunity to reassess. I'm quite a black-and-white, rigid kind of person, I've never not had a specific goal, but knowing that the next few years may also be a bit of a rollercoaster, I know that one thing I really don't want to be dragging with me is my weight hangups and sub-par eating habits into the next stage of my life. Every single option I want to explore in the future will be easier if I am not spending so much psychic energy on just what goes in my mouth.

So here's my goal: 9 months Vanilla No-S, from the 1st April to 31st December. Wherever I am in 9 months time, I don't want my new Year's resolution for the 13th (omg, that's depressing) year in a row to have anything to do with weight loss or dieting.

If I can do 9 months of NoS, I know already from my inconsistent No Sing that my weight won't really matter; either I will be at a weight I am comfortable with, or I'll still be a little way off, but I will have had 9 months without dieting, counting or spending any additional time thinking about it than what it necessary to maintain good habits.

And honestly, if in 9 months time I weigh the same but with solidly ingrained habits for eating well, then that's still a significant step forward, and I can decide then with those good habits in place what other measures, if any, I would be willing to follow for the rest of my life.

My weight loss goal is around 40lb, although that doesn't have to be in the next 9 months (though that would be great!). I'm going to and prepare food with that goal in mind, so limiting sugar and extra starches where necessary, but NoS is my goal more than the weight loss for now - I'll be measuring my success by my days on habit rather than pounds lost, so I'm still going to be eating proper meals of foods I enjoy, but it would be silly to eat pizza for every meal when I do still want to lose weight.

Hopefully I can come back and update this in 9 months time at the start of the new year with a 9 months streak behind me!
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MaggieMae



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Jess! Sounds like you've had quite a journey over the last few years. I hope the rest of this year is wonderful and that no s helps you keep your eating habits on point. I know what it's like to have a career change/ divorce/ move to a new state. It's scary to make a lot of changes but it all settles down and you will find yourself happy and content . Best wishes!
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Merry



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome! I hope your 9 month challenge goes well and that you develop those lasting habits.
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"...slim cultures...value not overeating. They don't eat more of a food just because it's good. They enjoy the food more."--Oolala
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oolala53



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How did the 9 months go? We have a new thread dedicated to those who are willing to absolutely commit to the whole of 2017. Don't know if that sounds right to you or not, but I was browsing threads for another reason and stumbled on yours.

In either case, warmest wishes!
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Age 63 SBMI Jan/10-30.8 Jan/12-26.8 Mar/13-24.9 Dec/15 24.8 held steady +/- 8-lb. for two years Mar/17 22.8

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.
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