liveitup's 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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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by liveitup » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:56 am

I committed to being reasonable about Halloween candy tonight and I'm happy to say I conquered it instead of it conquering me this year. No sugar high, no sugar low!

Today:
B - Cereal, fruit
L - Salad, crackers
D - Veg sausage, tots
S - 3 pieces of Halloween candy

Tomorrow:
B - Cereal, fruit
L - ?
D - Pesto pasta, veg

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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by automatedeating » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:56 pm

Congrats for Halloween moderation!
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; 1/19-23.4; 2/19-22.7; 3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8

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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by joy&balance » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:11 pm

Nice job, liveitup!
10/19 - 146.5 (26.8 BMI)
Goal: 126.0 (23.0 BMI)

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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by liveitup » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:56 am

Today:
B - Cereal, banana
L - Soup, sandwich
D, S - Bowl x 2

Tomorrow:
B - Cereal, banana
L - Salad
D - Soup, bread

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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by liveitup » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:10 am

Today:
B - Cereal, banana
L - Salad, bread
D - Lentil soup, focaccia

Tomorrow:
B - Cereal, banana
L - ?
D - Falafel pita, fries

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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by liveitup » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:31 am

B - Beans, kale, grapes
L - Sandwich, soup
D - Ethiopian
S - Sundae
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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by liveitup » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:04 am

A small success before Thanksgiving.

B - Broccoli, mini sesame bagel, grapes
L - Veg sandwich
D - 2 slices of mushroom pizza

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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by liveitup » Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:06 am

Fail

Today it was crucifers all day long, lol.

B - Crucifers in the form of cauliflower, hummus, hash browns
L - Same crucifers again (yes the cafe downstairs just cooks the same thing all day long apparently, why fix it if it ain't broke I guess?), black eyed peas, 2 papadums
S1 - A delicious mini vegan chocolate chip cookie, should have stopped here.
S2 - add some unnecessary chewy fruit candy
D - More crucifers -- broccoli this time --, rice, "butter" "chicken"
S3 - 5 marshmallows (feeling very foamy and full right now, which feels pretty gross), a couple breaks of peppermint "bark".

Tomorrow I will try again.

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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by automatedeating » Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:02 pm

Well, liveitup, your entry was certainly entertaining, if not your ideal day. :wink:

You know, I was thinking about BMI this morning and then noticed that your is 26. But as a male, you probably have a lot of muscle mass and may not actually need to lose weight. Have you taken your measurements or had your body fat tested? Those might be better numbers for you to "travel" by. I have a scale now that gives body fat. It's not perfect, but I did have it done at the school fitness center too (they have calipers and a body fat scale) - all three numbers matched, so I figure my (cheap) home scale is reasonable for catching trends. And measurements - can't ever go wrong with those. :-) Probably you've heard of this - you're looking for less than 0.5 ratio of waist:height to indicate decent insulin sensitivity.
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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; 1/19-23.4; 2/19-22.7; 3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8

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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by liveitup » Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:26 am

I had not thought of that! Believe me though, I don't need a scale to tell me that I have too much body fat, so at the moment both BMI and the body fat scale would point me in the same direction, as I don't plan on bulking up anytime soon. It's interesting how the scale works. I didn't realize it sends an electrical current to measure body fat, measuring a higher resistance when more fat is present.

Success

B - Green beans, chilaquiles, rice and beans
L - 1 perfect plate of vegan Filipino food
D - "Burger" and 🍟
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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by liveitup » Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:44 am

Oh, and Auto, you're right that it's worth considering setting my goals according to that rather than BMI. Thanks for the suggestion!

I went against the rules and made today an N day. Good thing, because it was a success! Also I was sick, so no appetite today anyway.

B - Keema on flat bread
L - 1/2 burger, Asian pear
D - Vegetable soup

Going to my sister's house tomorrow for brunch. I will have a reasonable, non-foamy S day.

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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by liveitup » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:35 am

Success

B - Green beans, mini orange scone, mini everything bagel, diced pineapple
L - Burrito, chips
D - Coconut curry soup with noodles and tofu

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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by automatedeating » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:11 am

Happy New Year Liveitup!
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; 1/19-23.4; 2/19-22.7; 3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8

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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by liveitup » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:53 am

Fail! Just finished my 40th birthday cake, and thought I'd drop by No-S to see how everyone is doing. :D

B - Lemon poppyseed bundt cake remnants oh lord, chia pudding
L - Tofu bacon and tomato sandwich, dried fruit
S - Chips, almonds, some candies that my 5 year old really wanted me to eat
D - Ethiopian take out

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Post by automatedeating » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:44 pm

Happy 40th birthday!
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; 1/19-23.4; 2/19-22.7; 3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8

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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by liveitup » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:48 am

Thank you, Auto! I hope you are hanging in there during lock down.

Fail

B - Chia pudding with berries and nuts
L - Chili dog and chips
D - Spaghetti with meatballs and chard
S - Biscuits with jam

I was hungry after dinner, and caved in. :|

Edit: I wasn't hungry, let's be honest. They were out, and I wanted them more than I wanted to stick to NoS tonight, apparently.

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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by liveitup » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:08 am

Success

B - oatmeal
L - 🥪 and chili
D - soup and 🥗

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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by automatedeating » Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:04 pm

Edit: I wasn't hungry, let's be honest. They were out, and I wanted them more than I wanted to stick to NoS tonight, apparently.
Definitely happens! Especially when we are craving some sort of dopamine hit. Food is always the quickest fix (well other than illegal drugs.... LOL!)
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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; 1/19-23.4; 2/19-22.7; 3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8

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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by liveitup » Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:05 am

Sometimes (you can imagine when) I wish that all food was illegal!

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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by liveitup » Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:38 am

Re-read nosdiet.com yesterday. Two success days to report.

Yesterday:
B - cereal
L - sandwich, tomato soup
D - salad, lentil soup, focaccia
A - 1 whiskey

Today:
B - chia pudding with raspberries
L - sandwich, dried apples
D - polenta, sausage, salad
A - 1 beer

👋👋👋

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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by liveitup » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:36 am

Success

B - oatmeal
L - lentil soup, focaccia
D - soft tacos

Weird week at work. People are starting to go stir crazy, I think.

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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by automatedeating » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:18 am

Yeah, I think people are getting a little strung-out. "Civil unrest" and all that....
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; 1/19-23.4; 2/19-22.7; 3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8

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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by liveitup » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:54 am

Fail

B - cereal, dried mango
L - grilled cheese w/ greens, chips
D - burger, fries
A - 1 whiskey
S - ice cream

Exercise - HIIT 30 mins

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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by automatedeating » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:09 pm

I listened to a fun podcast about 9 minute workouts where you basically just do two 20-second sprints separated by some recovery time. :-) Talk about short HIIT!
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; 1/19-23.4; 2/19-22.7; 3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8

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