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Tobiasmom's Year...2017

 
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tobiasmom



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:48 am    Post subject: Tobiasmom's Year...2017 Reply with quote

Well, here I am again. I have set up a new thread and am ready for all 2017 has to offer. I cancelled my Weight Watchers membership. I just got blood work that showed I am normal so no need for any drastic diets I can't stick to anyway. My goal this year is to stick to No-S the whole year and stay off my blood pressure meds. I took myself off of them two weeks ago because they were causing horrible side effects after all these years of use. I know I can stay off them with exercise and moderation. I'd love to lose some weight this year too....but that's not going to be my focus. Habit is my focus this year. Habit habit habit!!!
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2017 is my year 😛
1/1/17: 230
2/1/17: 225
3/1/17: 225
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Amy3010



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same here, Tobiasmom! And I think you have a powerful motivation in wanting to get and stay off those meds that cause you so much trouble. You can do this!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey there ole friend! Let's do this!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm recommitting, too. You can do it!
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tobiasmom



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:54 am    Post subject: January Reply with quote

1/1: S DAY. A bit wild in the afternoon and evening but pretty good the first half of the day.
1/2: RED. I'm not gonna lie...started out my first N day with diet head and tried eating low carb. Blech. That ended with some soda at dinner and a little ice cream. 🙈 It's gonna take me some time to get this. And I'm willing to take the time to learn....
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2017 is my year 😛
1/1/17: 230
2/1/17: 225
3/1/17: 225
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, experimenting with what goes on the plate will come in due time.

Are you marking habitcal, BTW? Not necessary. Just curious.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi and yay for you!! I'm excited to work this challenge with you. We can do it!!
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tobiasmom



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:20 am    Post subject: January Reply with quote

1/3: GREEN! So happy with this one. I haven't committed and stuck to much of anything for one full day in quite a while!!
B: spaghetti with marinara and mushrooms (leftovers from night before)
L: cheese ravioli and salad greens with ranch
D: salmon, black beans and corn

Strange to have pasta for breakfast and lunch in a day....but that's what I had available to me today. This afternoon we went bowling and I enjoyed a black cup of coffee while the family ate fries. Feeling so great about that choice! One promise to myself kept. That's what I am really working on. Keeping promises I make to myself. My main promise is that I will not
follow any other diets for the year. Another promise is 3 plates. 3
plates of enjoyable normal food.

I'm tired this evening. The lack of sugar is noticeable...but soooo good for me!!
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2017 is my year 😛
1/1/17: 230
2/1/17: 225
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Amy3010



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hooray! Well done! Sometimes the biggest victory is just getting that first day in the books.

Wishing you another green day!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey! Well done you 👍 No sugar can be so hard, I'm struggling with no sugar but also longing to stay 'clean'! We can do this. I am committed for a year too. We will travel the road together. 😊
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:22 am    Post subject: January Reply with quote

1/4 Wednesday: RED 🙄😬
I didn't eat enough breakfast cuz I was on the run but really hungry after my early morning swim. This led to a snack which then led to a sweet...and now I am just holding on for dear life until dinnertime to eat a full Normal plate and move forward. No more all or nothing. So I had toast and nuts with a cookie. Big whoop. I don't need to eat all day and wait for tomorrow! This is a learning process. I will figure out a way to eat a full plate of breakfast next time so that I'm not left tempted to splurge. I know that's a weakness of mine so I've gotta nip that right away.
Good news is that I swam laps again this morning!
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Committed to ONE year of No-S!
2017 is my year 😛
1/1/17: 230
2/1/17: 225
3/1/17: 225
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Amy3010



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good for you on getting your swimming in and don't be too harsh on yourself for a red day - it took me months to figure out how to eat around my yoga class and I'm sure you'll figure out what kind of breakfast you need to sustain you through swimming (which does seem to create extra hunger, in my opinion). Hang in there and do your best today!
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oolala53



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well handled wrench! (no WTH)

I may be preaching reckless driving behavior, but if I get rushed, I find that I can eat more food (and slowly) in the morning in the car. I don't do it all the time, but only when rushed. I will take good hunk of cheese or a few spoons of nuts and an apple and/or bread, all foods that I can pick up. It's not ideal, but neither is wolfing nor eating too little (which is a much later skill).

Just an idea. You've got options!
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ZippaDee



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How's it going?? Good job on the swimming! Hang in there!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:30 pm    Post subject: January Reply with quote

1/5, Thursday, and 1/6, Friday: RED

So just one Green Day last week. Not great...but I will strive for better this week. I have a full year to really navigate this plan. My biggest struggle? The afternoons. I get snacky and I convince myself I should maybe count points instead... 😩😩😩🙈. Then the downfall continues....
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2017 is my year 😛
1/1/17: 230
2/1/17: 225
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Amy3010



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep focusing on what you did well, and give yourself time to tackle the most difficult moment. It's probably going to take some trial and error to find what works. Also, excellent Oolala advice for really difficult moments on a recent comment on this check in thread:https://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=177287#177287

Hang in there! You can do this!
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Merry



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:20 am    Post subject: Re: January Reply with quote

tobiasmom wrote:
This afternoon we went bowling and I enjoyed a black cup of coffee while the family ate fries. Feeling so great about that choice!


Another thing you can do when you are having a rough day is to remember how great it feels when you make the choice to stay on plan. Think about what you could drink instead of having a snack in those afternoon times--plan ahead for those times since you know they will come often--then you'll have a good strategy in place. You can build on the great choice you made and help yourself make more good choices.
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1 year and counting!

26 lbs. down, 37 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.

"Believe conquering sweets is doable." - Oolala
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Afternoons are the most difficult time for me as well!! Right when I get home from work I want to snack!! Today I plan on going into it with my eyes wide open fully aware that the urge to snack will be there! Instead of snacking I will get myself big ole glass of ice water and sit down.and read a bit of my No S book before I tackle home chores. I need some time to wind down after my day and I associate relaxing with food. Sigh.... Gotta change that. Still.have that wind down time without the food!.And, I will also think about reporting back here green. We've got this!!.😀
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:19 am    Post subject: January Reply with quote

1/7, Saturday: S DAY
1/8, Sunday: S DAY
Both S days involved junk and overeating. 😝

1/9, Monday: So far so good....
B: two banana oat muffins (no sugar), coffee
L: small salad, two pieces of toast w butter, part of a protein shake that was gross so I tossed it
D: the plan is BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, baked beans
Exercise: swam 30 minutes this morning. Working my way up to 20 laps right now.

A friend is trying to convince me to do Whole 30. I'm not a huge meat fan so I don't think so. Either way I am sticking with my three plates and trying not to overthink it.
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2017 is my year 😛
1/1/17: 230
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job!!

Me too! Not going to overthink this. Just sticking with these three simple rules! We've got this! Way to go on the swimming!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done on your swimming! It took me a while to build up to 20 laps, too, and then about half a year (of swimming about once a week) to get up to 40.

Hope you ended the day on a green note!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Consider telling your friend gently that you're pleased with your plan and will reconsider joining her on it six months from now, if you're not still pleased. Odds are she will have gone through the honeymoon and divorce by then.
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tobiasmom



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:24 am    Post subject: January Reply with quote

1/9 Monday: GREEN
1/10 Tuesday: RED
1/11 Wednesday: RED
1/12 Thursday: GREEN
1/13 Friday: GREEN
1/14 Saturday: Awesome sane S DAY


Started the week pretty off....but have come out strong the rest of the week. 👍
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2017 is my year 😛
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoo Hoo!!! Way to end your week!!

ONWARD Arrow

Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I had to make a choice, I'd rather end strong than start that way...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:27 pm    Post subject: January Reply with quote

After some reading on here, I realize that I'm still super obsessed with reading up on this diet and writing what I eat, weighing, et cetera. To try to alleviate this I am going to come check in monthly and only weigh myself monthly. I want to try to just focus on three plates of food and not write down what is in it or whether I was green or red or whatever. Just focus on habit.

So I will see ya'll 2/1 for my monthly check-in. I have had mostly red days this week. Too much obsessing about what I should or shouldn't be doing. Just gonna stop thinking...haha.....and eat my plates. I love this plan...and I know it's the key to healing my obsessive and very dysfunctional relationship with dieting and food in general. Even though it is super uncomfortable, I am going to detach from all my obsessive behavior as much as I can. Imagine the time I will have! ha.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel ya! If you change your mind, habitcal alone is a nice in-between.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:04 am    Post subject: So... Reply with quote

Great idea! I am re-reading the book and starting a habit-cal to at least track something. I keep checking the boards and love reading everyone's journey. I just don't want to obsess about WHAT I am eating for now...
All is good. 👍👍
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good for you! I think that sounds like a good plan.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:30 am    Post subject: February Reply with quote

I forgot to come post my monthly weigh-in.
225 (-5)

I haven't been checking in here much. I think it's a very supportive group so I plan to come around more. But either way....I'm in this for the long haul. 👍
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YaY on the loss! Post as much as it helps you. If No S just fits in, glory be.
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There is no S better than Vanilla No S.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:35 pm    Post subject: March Reply with quote

Monthly weigh-in: 225 (stayed the same). Total loss since 1/1: 5 pounds

I had quite a few red days this month so I will say maintaining the five pounds I lost last month is awesome. My goal this month is to keep going and try to have less red. I turn 40 this month so there will be a few celebration days for sure. 👍👍👍
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2017 is my year 😛
1/1/17: 230
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

March is a great month to go green! With a couple of NWS days...
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There is no S better than Vanilla No S.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:19 am    Post subject: March Reply with quote

Well, I had my 40th birthday two weeks ago ...and For two weeks I have been red!! Two weeks of birthday celebrations! No reason I couldn't eat green during the week and celebrate during the weekend. Oh, well. I only turn 40 once. Moving on.

I'm hoping to finish out the month strong, though! 👍
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Birthday! (Plan now how to celebrate 45 some way other than reds Wink )

Only six chances to be green in March left! You won't be sorry, if you hold out. Let's hope it will feel so good that you'll want to just keep going.
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