Andiecane'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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Andiecane's Daily Check-in

Post by andiecane » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:22 pm


Day One was yesterday after a three day Christmas S.

Success -

I grabbed a chocolate covered cherry from the relentless holiday snack buffet at work, but managed to smell it, roll it around in my fingers and then stash it in my desk for the weekend. Gross, but I was happy not to eat it.

Also, I did split my lunch up into two parts- I had to run out on a call in the middle of lunch, so while I had eaten two bites of my oatmeal, I mentally "reserved" the rest of it for later, and ate the beef jerky part of my meal- I guess that is "funny stuff"
, since I did not put the beef jerky into the same bowl as the oatmeal??

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Post by oolala53 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:55 pm

Hi, AC! I started on 12/26/09.

Do you think this is something that would happen often?

It IS officially funny stuff, and might not be what you want to get into a habit of, but if you feel that it was still getting off to a good start because it was such a change from your regular habit, and will inspire you to get "clean," take it as a success. There's a case to be made for both sides, early strict adherence, or weaning yourself off the S habits.

Get as close as you can today.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
Age 65
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
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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