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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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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:26 pm

nettee wrote:I have been reading about Dr Xand Van Tulleken's diet in the daily mail.

Some good tips - eat cheese - it is filling, avoid 50:50 fat and sugar - it is addictive, avoid alcohol - it makes you eat.
There are so many good tips out there - I recently read about not eating anything with more than a 5:1 ratio of carbs to protein, and not eating anything with more than 10% sugar. I'd agree with the statement that 50:50 fat:sugar combos are addictive - that's my cookie problem!

You're making good progress - my S days have changed gradually over time.
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Post by nettee » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:54 pm

Thanks Rawcookie, I think being more aware of carb:protein ratios would be a good thing.

Success for today. Powering through.
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Post by nettee » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:20 pm

Success

I was quite hungry before lunch today - I think it was because I had smoked salmon instead of cheese at breakfast. We had a cold lunch with fresh chips and lasagne for supper - yummy
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Post by nettee » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:30 am

Success for yesterday. I cooked another "diet" recipe for supper last night. Sweet potato, salmon, brocolli and tomato roasted in the oven in a bit of Olive oil. I thought it was quite good but my husband thought it was bland. He is also on a bit of a health kick and trying to lose some weight so I don't feel too guilty. Never mind - this morning I am back at my Lowest Weight to Date. LWTD?

I wonder if I can go a little further down for tomorrow - quite often I don't lose anything between Friday and Saturday mornings so I won't get my hopes up too high. Just will enjoy having got the Christmas weight off by 13th January.
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Post by nettee » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:05 am

success for yesterday! We had chicken with a cream sauce for supper last night and I have a new LWTD! 11st 10lb this morning.

Whoop Whoop.

2 S days to navigate now. We are out to Pizza Hut with our son this evening so that will be enough of an S day treat in itself for today.....
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Post by bunsofaluminum » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:35 pm

look at you! You're doing it AND you are losing weight...wonderful! :)

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Post by nettee » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:41 am

thanks Buns - it is great :D

I didn't go completely crazy this weekend which is an achievement in itself. Various big dinners out and one small pudding but not much in between. This morning I think I must be at my lowest Monday weight so far, well under 12 st. Back on it for 5 N days this week.....
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Post by nettee » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:47 am

Success for yesterday &#128578;
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Post by nettee » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:36 am

Success for Tuesday and Wednesday.

I am hung over this morning after quite a dry January so far. It is not fun. The glass ceiling seems very sensible at the moment.
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Post by nettee » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:40 am

Success for Thursday and Failure for Friday. Just a few extra nibbles on Friday evening but officially not part of the rules.

We had Chinese takeaway on Friday night which I think set me off for a bingy Saturday. Loads of chocolate that had been hanging around since Christmas, left over takeaway and cake from a party that my daughter brought home.

I have been feeling really tired since yesterday afternoon and went to sleep at 8.30 last night. Wondering if it is the sudden sugar rush and rebound. The plan for today is to eat some wholesome meals and maybe one savoury snack this afternoon.

The good news is that I had a new LWTD on Wednesday of 11st 9.5 lb - so close to a stone's loss in total.
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Post by nettee » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:20 pm

Success for Monday. So far so good today. I feel much more awake since I stopped binging.
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Post by nettee » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:25 pm

Success
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Post by Merry » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:28 am

nettee wrote:Success for Monday. So far so good today. I feel much more awake since I stopped binging.
Yay!
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Post by nettee » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:16 pm

Success for Wednesday and Thursday

Resisted some garlic bread the children were having this afternoon.
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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:58 am

ooh, well done - garlic bread is SO tempting!
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Post by nettee » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:22 pm

&#127881; this morning I weighed 11 st 9 lb, so have now officially lost a stone &#127881;&#127881;

Thanks Rawcookie, Yes it certainly was tempting so more &#127881;&#127881;&#127881;
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Success &#128515;
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Post by nettee » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:28 am

Checking in for my 2 S days ahead - no big plans to eat out and the house is not full of temptations so hopefully they will go smoothly.

Having posted my testimonial I have been doing some calculations on the 10% loss and % loss that I would hope my weight stabilises at. The 10% is 11st 5lb which is now only 4 lb away. Frighteningly I would like to lose 25% of my starting weight to get down to just under 9st 7 lb. I don't know if I will go that low or if I will go lower than that on this diet but it is such a big percentage of my weight that I am not surprised it is going to take a long time to get there.

I have been thinking about measuring success via weight lost. It is a big thing at Slimming World and sometimes I wonder if it is a good thing because the start weight becomes so important and eventually that will be a distant memory and not that significant. However if I didn't have my starting weight to refer to I would only have the stick of having a BMI of 28.8 today and not being happy with my shape and not the carrot of 'wow I have lost a stone'. Once at a healthy weight the weight itself can be the positive carrot and perhaps the total loss is the stick if you need it to remember what can happen if you go back to old habits. Thought for the day &#128578;
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Post by idontknow » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:00 am

Well done on losing a stone - that's a huge achievement. I weigh about the same as you and want to get to about 9 stone too. I'm only 5'2 so can't carry a lot of weight. It does seem a long way away so I'm just focusing on one day at a time but I'm looking forward to seeing a big difference in my starting weight and my future weight! (If that makes sense!)
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Post by nettee » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:44 am

Hello Idontknow, I am 5'3" so we are in quite a similar journey. One day at a time is really all you can do. I am thinking about the big picture as I have hit a milestone but I do think it can be quite dangerous and off putting whether it feels like good or bad news.

I was quite pleased with my S day yesterday. My Ss were as follows:

Cadbury's creme egg (been thinking about it all week - not as good as I imagined)
Satsuma
Grape
Cheese on a cracker
One slice of the children's pizza

My meals were all reasonably healthy. Go again today &#128578;
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Post by bunsofaluminum » Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:39 pm

looks like your S day was quite sane. Doesn't it feel so good. Congrats on resisting the garlic bread.

I'm proud of you! You're sticking to it, and you are losing weight. Awesome!

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Post by nettee » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:55 am

Thank you - yes it does &#128578;. Sunday was a bit more nibbly but nothing disastrous and Monday is here again.
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Post by nettee » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:00 am

Success for yesterday :)
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Post by nettee » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:19 pm

Success for Tuesday and Wednesday.

I am looking at February on the habitcal - a nice short month. Pancake day is on the last day this year. Not sure whether to celebrate it early, call a nws day, find a savoury pancake recipe or ignore it - choices, choices ...
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Post by Merry » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:24 am

Pancake day?
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Post by nettee » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:00 pm

Success

Pancake day is Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday which is the start of Lent. Traditionally you use up all your eggs and sugar on pancakes before fasting for lent. I think it also has something to do with unleavened bread. A bit of an excuse to eat pancakes anyway &#128523;. Do you not have that in America? One less temptation.
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Post by nettee » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:52 pm

Success for Friday, Monday and Tuesday. The weekend was fine - some big meals but not crazy binging so I am pleased (despite the knickerbocker glory!)

(a very large ice cream with tinned fruit and strawberry sauce and usually cream but this one didn't have any)
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Post by oolala53 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:59 am

I've never heard of the pancake tradition here in the U.S. People here, if they celebrate, I think tend to do it with booze ala New Orleans style Mardi Gras style. There may be unofficial pre-Lent overeating, too. :shock: But we've got a ways until then.

Pancakes with a LOT of syrup was how I started most of my S days for weeks, maybe months. I still have a crush on them, but don't have them very often anymore. I did have some at Denny's during pumpkin season.
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Post by nettee » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:53 pm

It is interesting that we all have different traditions - I had not associated Mardi Gras with Shrove Tuesday. I love pancakes with lemon and sugar. Is there a relationship between pumpkins and pancakes?

Success for today. February is looking great so far :D
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Post by oolala53 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:35 pm

No, it was just a marketing ploy for Thanksgiving season. It worked on me! But I felt it was smarter than having pancake fixin's around because they were binge foods for me. I think I had 'em twice and was done with it.
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Post by nettee » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:36 pm

Success for Thursday and Friday. The weekend was fairly bad with some baking going on but I have been very good today avoiding lots of temptation so far. It is half term this week so there are going to be more temptations than normal. &#128526;
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Post by oolala53 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:56 pm

Is half term a break or a crunch?

Seven years in and i still rarely bake. The dough or batter is like kryptonite. I gave myself permission not to have t face it down. But I've seen others here get over it beautifully.
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Post by nettee » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:27 pm

Half term is a week off school for the children. I have been at work but have the next 3 days off. Yes baking is dangerous - somehow homemade seems healthier.

Success for yesterday and today - Valentines Day
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Post by nettee » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:15 pm

Success for Wednesday and failure for yesterday. I was out for lunch and polished off some of the children's food. I am pleased though that I didn't give up for the rest of the day and resisted some other temptations.

One more green day for this week to go....
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Post by nettee » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:29 pm

Another failure day - I am annoyed with myself. Prawns and ice cream before dinner today. Not loads but enough. And then I had the odd bite of some other snacks/sweets while I was at it. Never mind - next week is a new week.
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Post by nettee » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:33 pm

Success - feels good after a longer than usual break. I have been thinking about trying to lose weight faster today because I have plateaued a bit but I know that is the road to disaster.
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Post by Merry » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:13 am

nettee wrote:Success - feels good after a longer than usual break. I have been thinking about trying to lose weight faster today because O have pateaued a bit but I know that is the road to disaster.
Good for you on the success today!

I make myself wait for 3 months of plateauing before I think about how to tweak or change No-S. So far I haven't gotten there. I've had some of those "diet" thoughts creep in this month too though! But...I looked at my habit-cal tonight & realized that so far for the month I'm at 11 green days to 9 yellow/red days. (1 red, 8 yellow). That's almost 50-50--I probably wouldn't see much decrease at this point! Maybe I will see movement by the end of the month, because I'll end up 17 to 11--but I'm more likely to see changes during months where I end up more 2 to 1 green days for yellow days. So I keep reminding myself to just be content to keep up the habits. Some months are better than others!
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Post by oolala53 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:14 am

Good job avoiding the "faster" trap.
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Post by Bluebell » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:10 am

I just dropped in to your thread to say that it has really helped me reading the last few posts. I have been reminding myself of the need to take things slowly and to not stress if my weight loss stalls for a while. Merry I like the idea of waiting three months before thinking about any adjustments to NoS. Vanilla has served me well so far, so I think its a case of keeping the faith!

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Post by nettee » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:53 pm

Thanks guys - great to have your support and helpful thoughts.

Another success today. I am feeling more positive again.
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Post by nettee » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:06 pm

Success for today :)

I had a good weigh in this morning of 11st 8.75lb. I didn't report my 11 8.5 LWTD from a week or two back so hopefully will have a new record by the end of the week.
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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:34 am

Good job!
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Post by nettee » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:34 pm

Success for yesterday and today.

Two light lunches and hungry afternoons but I hung on for dinner.

S days ahead.
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Post by oolala53 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:37 pm

All in the mix.
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Post by nettee » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:38 pm

I know there is no such thing as a bad S day but I wish today's was better.

Too much grazing rather than enjoying some special treats.

Maybe tomorrow will be better.
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Post by TexArk » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:51 pm

One nice thing about keeping your posts here at the NoS site. Next Friday you can go back and read what you just wrote as a reminder to yourself about what you wish.

Having grown up raising beef cattle, I tell myself, "Grazing is for farm animals that need to be fattened up."

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Post by Jen1974 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:14 pm

TexArk wrote: "Grazing is for farm animals that need to be fattened up."
Love this!! Too funny :D

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Post by nettee » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:43 pm

That is a great saying to keep me focused :)

Today was not much better but on the bright side we did Pancake Sunday so I won't be tempted to call a nws day on Tuesday.

Back to N days tomorrow- almost a relief!
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Post by Merry » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:50 am

TexArk wrote: Having grown up raising beef cattle, I tell myself, "Grazing is for farm animals that need to be fattened up."
LOVE this! Hilarious!
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Post by Merry » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:51 am

nettee wrote:That is a great saying to keep me focused :)

Today was not much better but on the bright side we did Pancake Sunday so I won't be tempted to call a nws day on Tuesday.

Back to N days tomorrow- almost a relief!
Good for you, and I hear you about Mondays almost being a relief. There's something comforting about being back in the routine. I do enjoy my days off too though!
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Post by nettee » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:56 pm

Success

February is not looking bad on habitcal. Once the reds have been surrounded by greens I find them less disheartening.

One more green day tomorrow and I will be 5 months in.

I have been in the habit for a month or so of drinking a glass or two of wine most nights. Not the end of the world but I have decided to have 5 days off this week on my n days to break the habit.
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Post by oolala53 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:09 pm

Nice!
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Post by nettee » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:50 pm

Success for Tuesday and My son's birthday dinner for this evening

Funny how the decision to go yellow made me nibble after the meal was over....
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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:00 pm

nettee wrote:Success for Tuesday and My son's birthday dinner for this evening

Funny how the decision to go yellow made me nibble after the meal was over....
Yes, it is like, once we give ourselves 'permission' to deviate from The Habit, our brain takes full advantage of the freedom! It takes a lot of will-power to just have one S event in a day like a birthday.
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Post by nettee » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:24 pm

Success on a long and stressful day - the habit must be going in - not emotional eating.
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Post by Merry » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:16 am

nettee wrote:Success on a long and stressful day - the habit must be going in - not emotional eating.
Good for you--that's a huge success! but I'm sorry you had a long and stressful day.
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Post by nettee » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:41 am

Aw thank you. Today should be better! Just work stuff that got sorted fortunately.
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Post by nettee » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:51 am

I am counting yesterday as a success although supper was tapas which is hard to control washed down with some Coca Cola. No snacks, maybe seconds but no plate to measure with and sweets only in liquid form.

I hit a new LWTD this week of 11st 8lb exactly. So a pound down over the last month. Slow but consistently going in the right direction
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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:34 pm

nettee wrote: I hit a new LWTD this week of 11st 8lb exactly. So a pound down over the last month. Slow but consistently going in the right direction
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Post by oolala53 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:37 am

Yay!
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Post by Merry » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:48 am

Slow and steady wins the race! Yay for you!
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Post by nettee » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:46 pm

Thanks everyone. I was quite pleased with my Saturday this week but Sunday was another graze fest.

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Post by nettee » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:21 pm

Success. I have also stuck to my dry N days plan. It is not hard, not sure what was getting into me in Jan/Feb with the wine o'clock thing. I am considering cutting carbs a bit but not sure how to do it without getting complicated.

No carbs on 2 days per week, no carbs for one meal a day - but which one, small portions of carbs at each meal - would I need to measure? Or is this dangerous talk likely to push me off the plan?
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Post by nettee » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:30 am

Good new re the dry N days - I am another pound down this morning at 11st 7lb :D Maybe just thinking about low carb is enough.

I did a rare Waitrose shop this morning - so much temptation! Lots of it looked so healthy and so yummy.
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Post by oolala53 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:38 pm

I suggest you don't try at this point to schedule the cutting of carbs. Being more random means you won't necessarily be able to see obvious results in weight or even physical condition, as I believe it's hard to know if the effect of any meal is the result of the most recent meal or a combination. It can also take awhile to figure out what and how much to add to a meal of something else when you cut a macronutrient, or whether you can be happy with no replacement.

So try a few changes at various meals. Normally have two pieces of toast? Try one and a small piece of fruit or more pb or yogurt. Try not to get too caught up in it, and give it several weeks. By that time you might be able to tell if you should just keep going like that or make a new default, but you might not, either. Even if it's not clear, you have the foundation. You don't have to have the house figured out yet.
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Post by nettee » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:57 pm

Thanks Oolala, I think you might be right re cutting down to start with.

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Post by nettee » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:31 pm

Success

I had that miserable experience of not liking one of my 3 meals today. I had high hopes for a Waitrose salad and there was too much mustard in it. Boo!

Better luck for tomorrow when I have the other one &#129310;
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Post by Merry » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:22 am

nettee wrote:Success

I had that miserable experience of not liking one of my 3 meals today. I had high hopes for a Waitrose salad and there was too much mustard in it. Boo!

Better luck for tomorrow when I have the other one &#129310;
Boo! That's no fun! I hope you like your meals more tomorrow.
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Post by nettee » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:52 pm

Success for today and the second lunch salad was better - hooray!

A weekend of Birthday celebrations ahead - the first of three in a row. Will try to keep Ss to the parties and not between times.
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Post by nettee » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:29 am

Wow - a new LWTD this morning of 11st 5.75 lb. it is unusual for me to lose much in the week after Wednesday morning so I wonder if this is an anomaly, good news though.

Maybe I should be more positive and put it down to 5 good S days with no meals out or stretching of the rules. &#128519;

Also I have had my engagement ring back on since Wednesday with no problems. Hopefully I can do the same with my wedding ring soon which is slightly smaller.
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Post by oolala53 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:27 pm

It really takes several weeks of maintaining a weight for it to be a real new weight. The benefits of these new habits go way beyond the scale, and they are what will make this sustainable. I gently recommend you give them LOTS of attention and much less to the scale.
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Post by Dandelion » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:53 pm

How wonderful to be able to wear your ring again. Of all the disappointments about gaining weight that there are - and there are many - not being able to wear my wedding ring is one of the greatest.
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Post by oolala53 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:32 pm

Hugs.
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Post by nettee » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:47 pm

Thanks everyone - I know you are right about giving less attention to the scale but I can't help myself. I am fairly relaxed about temporary gains and big losses that are out of the ordinary though so I don't think it is doing me too much harm. I am very pleased with the week day habits and feeling of control and value that as much as my steady loss.

Success for today after a wild weekend of flapjack eating. Not due to a reaction to the scales but more my sugar addiction and all or nothing mentality.
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Post by nettee » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:40 am

Success for Tuesday
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Post by nettee » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:38 am

Failure for yesterday - a few canapés and then some extra chips with my late supper. It was a late supper after an evening event - Not a disaster.

I am working on reducing my lunches which seems to be ok - not no carb but low carb and small portions.
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Post by nettee » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:52 am

Success for Thursday and Friday.

I think I have to go for an S day mod this weekend. I probably do have to have a slice of cake tomorrow for (another) birthday celebration but perhaps I could go for that being the only sweet S of the weekend.
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Post by nettee » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:00 am

So far so good avoiding sweet Ss for the weekend. Yesterday I had seconds at lunch and some afternoon snacks but didn't go mad.

Cake today.....
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Post by nettee » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:39 pm

Not a bad Sunday - I did have an extra piece of cake later so didn't quite make it through the weekend as per my plan but no crazy binges which is an improvement. :)
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Post by nettee » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:03 pm

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Post by Merry » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:59 am

nettee wrote:Not a bad Sunday - I did have an extra piece of cake later so didn't quite make it through the weekend as per my plan but no crazy binges which is an improvement. :)
Hey, Great job, Nettee!
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Post by nettee » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:41 pm

Thanks Merry. Success for today &#128578;

I have been shopping for my daughter's birthday party food. There is going to be much temptation this weekend. I need a strategy.....
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Post by nettee » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:41 pm

Success for Thursday and failure for Friday due to seconds at dinner time or extra chips and cheese in front of comic relief.

Kids party today over lunch time. It could be worse - I have nibbled lunch but the leftovers are mostly savoury. No more cake for me!
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Post by nettee » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:20 pm

Success for Monday and Tuesday. Some early meal times though and I'm going to bed hungry tonight. Not really the idea of no S I don't think.

Fairly crazy weekend again sadly with the party leftovers - next one will be better.
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Post by nettee » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:45 am

Success for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

No major temptations this weekend I don't think.
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Post by nettee » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:13 am

I realise that I have been doing this now for 6 months. :D

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Post by Merry » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:37 am

nettee wrote:I realise that I have been doing this now for 6 months. :D

Down 1st 4lb in that time
Wahoo! Congratulations on your 6 month anniversary, that's great! Keep up the good work, and congrats on your loss too :-)
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Post by nettee » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:31 am

Thank you Merry. I am just back from a week's holiday of S days and back to my first N day. I am also starting the couch to 5 K running program and did my first run this morning. Feeling positive!
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Post by nettee » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:37 am

The week before I went I had 3 Successes and two failures. This was the holiday where I was aiming for under 11st 7 - I did get there but am back up above that today. It is a Monday weight though and not as bad as I feared. Will report back on Saturday re the actual gain. After my 9 week running program it would be great to be down to a 1.5 stone loss in total. Should be possible &#128578;
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Post by nettee » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:44 pm

Success for today &#128578;
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Post by nettee » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:49 am

Success for Yesterday. I was feeling the gap between lunch and supper yesterday, I will get used to it again but it is quite a change from holiday eating!
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Post by nettee » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:47 am

success for Friday.

5 straight N days back on the case and, comparing Saturday Weights, it is just a 2lb gain for the holiday.

I have done my first three runs so am on track with the C25K as well.

I am working today and there are no big temptations over this weekend.
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Post by nettee » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:09 pm

Success for Monday and Tuesday.

A good couple of days after a wild weekend of snacking.
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Post by oolala53 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:16 pm

Good luck with hump day.
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Post by nettee » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:53 pm

Success for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

It is now a bank holiday weekend with two weddings. I think I will keep Monday as an N day. Need a weekend mod - maybe one S event per day?

I have finished week 2 of C25K - feeling good after today's run. I was quite sore earlier in the week. I am quite curious about how I will get on next week with my three minute runs.
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Post by nettee » Mon May 01, 2017 10:25 pm

The weekend was not bad. Success for bank holiday Monday including a wedding. Quite pleased with that. Also still going strong with the running and considering some races for later in the year.
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Post by oolala53 » Mon May 01, 2017 11:35 pm

I'm so envious of your exercise habit. What a great combo with No S.
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Post by nettee » Tue May 02, 2017 10:16 pm

Thank you - just getting started after a long break - feeling motivated at the moment.

Failure for today though after cheese and crackers after work. Silly of me and only the 2nd of the month. Oh well - tomorrow is a fresh start again.
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Post by nettee » Mon May 08, 2017 12:44 pm

Oh dear Failure for Wed, Thurs and Fri last week. 5pm munchies each time. On the bright side, the weekend was ok. Also I am keeping up with my running and ran for 5 mins non stop today for the first time.

New week starts today. So far so good, I have had lunch and will now get through till supper.
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