Jen's checkin thread

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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Jen's checkin thread

Post by jenji » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:38 pm

Hi, y'all. I am new to the No S Diet. I found it from googling habits. The description of the diet online felt right to me. I know that sugar is my downfall. I also just like to eat and cook, and I am the stereotypical mom eating food to save it. Plus I work a stressful job in a small non-profit, and we celebrate every birthday with cake! Even though I'm a runner, I've gained two pounds a year since college (25 years ago). I used to tell people that I was researching to write a how-to guide, "How to stay slightly fat despite exercise". For the first time, I had an elevated blood sugar at my yearly physical this year, and I decided to change some habits. Ouch. And my weight was edging up toward 190. Ouch again.

In August, I started a 2-mile per day running habit. Even though I am a runner, I've found that I haven't stuck to a regular running routine unless I'm training for a race. So I decided to do a tiny run every day, first thing, 6 days/week. Since then, I've run more than 60 miles. I like my runs, and I like that I get it done before work. Step one.

Past attempts at regulating my diet:
* When I've tried to cut back sugar, I have filled the food vaccuum with salty snacks.
* When I've tried food logs, I resent having to do all this work. My job involves fundraising and accounting and sweating the details, and I use up my energy there.
* When I've tried to cut back meals, I have made my family sad, or myself guilty.
* When I've tried to cut out types of food, I've ended up returning to my omnivore ways.

So, what I love so far about No S, from my vast experience of one week, is that it blends into my family life, requires no logs or counting, gives me a framework for handling sugar, and encourages me to not think about food between meals.

I will check in at the end of October with a weigh in. :)
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by CamperRose » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:46 am

Welcome, it sounds like No S will be perfect for you. I also have a stressful job and have to track my time to the tenth of an hour so I completely understand not wanting to do food accounting. Great job on the running! You are going to do great at No S.
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Post by Merry » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:57 am

Welcome, Jen!
Homeschool Mom and No S returnee as of 11-30-15.
2 years and counting on No-S.
29 lbs. down, 34 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Post by jenji » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:32 pm

Stealing vainglorious' calendar format.

OCTOBER
ðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 05 06 ðŸðŸ
09 10 11 12 13 ðŸ ðŸ
16 ðŸ 18 19 20 ðŸ ðŸ
23 24 25 26 27 ðŸ ðŸ
30 ðŸ

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
8) = designated S day that turned into an N day (hey we can hope!)
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:18 am

I am counting these days as green even though here and there I had an apple - a REALLY GOOD apple, lol - after dinner. The Cortlands are on point right now. :)

OCTOBER
ðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 06 ðŸðŸ
09 10 11 12 13 ðŸ ðŸ
16 ðŸ 18 19 20 ðŸ ðŸ
23 24 25 26 27 ðŸ ðŸ
30 ðŸ

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
Cool = designated S day that turned into an N day (hey we can hope!)
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:21 pm

Habit check in- Eating just the meals feels pretty natural. I know I need to do it for more weeks before it's automatic.

Hard times - afternoon to early evening, preparing dinner. I've been having a small cup (espresso shot sized) of kefir (basically plain yogurt) during those times if I am at home, or just tea if I'm out.

Biggest adjustment - no sweets on N days. I think this will be great for me, but it's a big change from my old ways.

My running habit is going strong. I am running 2 miles/day, first thing, 6 days a week. With that little start, I then usually get to 8,000-10,000 steps or more by the end of the day. I did 61 miles of running in September, most of it in those short increments.

I need to add in strength (SG?) and more flexibility work (I like yoga). I've been doing one yoga class on weekends. I'm toying with the idea of adding 14 minutes of yoga one day, 14 minutes of strength the next day, alternating. I don't think I can or should do strength every day.
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:05 pm

This afternoon has been rough. I ate a sandwich and a latte for lunch with no sides, and I feel hungry!
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Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:17 pm

I stayed green yesterday until after dinner. I stayed up too late watching a movie and broke into some dried mango as a snack. Still a better day than pre-no S. Dust myself off and do better.

OCTOBER
ðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
09 10 11 12 13 ðŸ ðŸ
16 ðŸ 18 19 20 ðŸ ðŸ
23 24 25 26 27 ðŸ ðŸ
30 ðŸ

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
Cool = designated S day that turned into an N day (hey we can hope!)
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:55 pm

Tomorrow is a school holiday, so I will be home with my kid. Need to remember that it's a N day nonetheless! :D
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I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:25 pm

Daily weigh-ins can freak you out. I was down a couple of pounds, to 182, a few days ago, and thus feeling very optimistic. Then today I weighed myself and was back at 184. I am going to concentrate on getting the habits solid, then worry about the next steps.
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:17 pm

I am doing great on my 2-mile run habit. I tried out some shovel gloving this morning after my run. I felt it activating some back muscles that I don't use enough (lats?). I can only manage about 10 minutes at a relatively slow pace. I don't want to hurt myself.
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by Crystal » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:30 pm

Hi Jen! Thank you for commenting on my thread the other day. 😊 I appreciate your kind words. Don’t worry about the scale too much. Scales are crazy. 😂 I do weigh myself daily, but i know the weight fluctuates so much from day to day. That’s why i weigh daily instead of weekly. I may hit a new low one day, but i’m 100% positive that the next day i’ll weigh a couple more pounds. It will take a few days, maybe even a week, but then it will go down to an even lower weight the next week. So it will be high, high, low, high, high, low, high, high, high, new low. For example. If that makes sense. I am using an app for ios to track my weight and it’s really fantastic. It’s called Happy Scale. It takes into account these fluctuations and while it keeps a log of your daily weigh-ins, it always puts your lowest weight on top. By the way, i’ve tried dieting without a scale, and it doesn’t work for me. I wish it did, but i’m very motivated by daily weigh-ins to keep me “on planâ€- while still recognising that the scale fluctuates like crazy.
43 years old. 5’6â€. Long time vegetarian.
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Starting Weight: 269 (17 July 2017)
Current Weight: 228 (14 August 2018)
41 pounds lost so far
Goal Weight: Wherever my weight eventually settles on No S.

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Post by gingerpie » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:36 pm

I can only manage about 10 minutes at a relatively slow pace.

Hi, I'm currently 55 yo and started running when I was 50. There is no way you are as slow as I am :wink: I have two favorite running stories:
1) When my teen-age son had a stress fracture and wasn't allowed to run, he was able to hop-skip-walk next to me faster than I was going.
2) The dog used to "run" with me. Once, when we were going up a steep hill, he was able to come to a complete stop, sniff at and pee on a leaf before the length of the leash ran out. It doesn't matter, I still love the feeling I get from running.

Enjoy your day and welcome to our happy little group.

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Post by jenji » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:01 pm

Thank you, Crystal and Gingerpie! The thing I am slow at is the Shovelglove, although I am also a slow runner, so your post is relevant. I am happy when I run a 10:30 pace. These days, that's fast for me. 8)
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:40 pm

My friend texted me last night spontaneously at 8 PM to ask if we wanted to come over for apple-peach galette, fresh from the oven. It looked so good, and I love to socialize with them. But we hadn't even sat down to our dinner yet - we were just plating it then. And it would've made our night crazy (we had a couple things to do to get ready for school and work). So I said no but told them it looked amaze-balls. FOMO issues! So, I made it through the N Day by the skin of my teeth, lol. I did get the recipe to try this weekend.

OCTOBER
ðŸ
:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: 10 11 12 13 ðŸ ðŸ
16 ðŸ 18 19 20 ðŸ ðŸ
23 24 25 26 27 ðŸ ðŸ
30 ðŸ

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:27 am

I bought my kid a mixed berry pie yesterday at Petsi Pie, and I'm considering whether pie for breakfast is a sweet. I know the answer, lol. The good news for today is that Crystal is wise, and I have seen numbers fluctuate a lot this week on my scale. However, the random fluctuations made me happy today (181).

OCTOBER
ðŸ
:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: 11 12 13 ðŸ ðŸ
16 ðŸ 18 19 20 ðŸ ðŸ
23 24 25 26 27 ðŸ ðŸ
30 ðŸ

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by Crystal » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:19 pm

Hi Jen, you’re doing great! Congratulations on so many successful days and on the weight loss too!
43 years old. 5’6â€. Long time vegetarian.
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Starting Weight: 269 (17 July 2017)
Current Weight: 228 (14 August 2018)
41 pounds lost so far
Goal Weight: Wherever my weight eventually settles on No S.

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Post by Gracie » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:30 pm

Wow, I love the little calendar that you're using to track your days! What a cool snapshot image of how things are going. :)

It looks like you're killin' NoS so far! I'm excited about how much success you're seeing overall on the scale. It's making me anxious to hop on and weigh myself... but, I told myself that I'd wait until the weekend! Eek!

Can't wait to follow more of your days. Hope your Wednesday is off to a fabulous start!

xx
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Fun-sized (4'10"), fun-loving, and on a journey to embrace a healthy and practical approach to food.
SW (10/9): 118#
CW (11/6): 113#
GW: 105#

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Post by jenji » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:47 pm

I borrowed the calendar from Vainglorious. :)
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I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:40 am

I am somewhat chagrined to realize that I used to eat all the time. I'm amazed how often I think about eating between meals, and how much more time I have when I'm not looking for the next Scooby snack. :shock:
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:42 pm

Still 181. Gave myself a fail yesterday because I did have a small slice of pie with breakfast, but that was my only slip of the day. I did not want to get out of my warm bed this morning for my run, but I did go, so I will pat myself on the back for that.

OCTOBER
ðŸ
:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: 12 13 ðŸ ðŸ
16 ðŸ 18 19 20 ðŸ ðŸ
23 24 25 26 27 ðŸ ðŸ
30 ðŸ

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by Larkspur » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:31 pm

Well done. Hats off on the running. I do feel so much better when I start the day with exercise, so here's hoping I am motivated by your fine example!

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Post by jenji » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:15 pm

Holding steady at 181. Giving myself a green yesterday even though I tasted some ribs I took out of the oven at 9 pm. Literally just a bite (it was a new recipe). No run today, but instead I got up and did Shovel Glove and had a leisurely morning. Happy Friday, everyone.

OCTOBER
ðŸ
:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: :mrgreen: 13 ðŸ ðŸ
16 ðŸ 18 19 20 ðŸ ðŸ
23 24 25 26 27 ðŸ ðŸ
30 ðŸ

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by gingerpie » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:22 pm

I am somewhat chagrined to realize that I used to eat all the time. I'm amazed how often I think about eating between meals, and how much more time I have when I'm not looking for the next Scooby snack. Shocked


Amazing isn't it? I still think about food a lot but I'm responsible for cooking for the family - and I am pretty picky about what I cook. All five of us run so we all have runners' appetites and we eat so many vegetable that people who come to visit are pretty surprised. Sometimes I wonder what I'd spend my time on if I didn't have to think about food so often. . . probably nothing intelligent :roll:
I tasted some ribs I took out of the oven at 9 pm. Literally just a bite
I still sometimes catch myself doing this even with tried and true recipes. A lifetime habit I guess.

Have a great weekend.

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Post by jenji » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:45 pm

gingerpie wrote:
I am somewhat chagrined to realize that I used to eat all the time. I'm amazed how often I think about eating between meals, and how much more time I have when I'm not looking for the next Scooby snack. Shocked


Amazing isn't it? I still think about food a lot but I'm responsible for cooking for the family - and I am pretty picky about what I cook. All five of us run so we all have runners' appetites and we eat so many vegetable that people who come to visit are pretty surprised. Sometimes I wonder what I'd spend my time on if I didn't have to think about food so often. . . probably nothing intelligent :roll:
I tasted some ribs I took out of the oven at 9 pm. Literally just a bite
I still sometimes catch myself doing this even with tried and true recipes. A lifetime habit I guess.

Have a great weekend.
You, too! We eat lots of veggies, too. Last night we had purple cabbage, red peppers, and garlicky onions with our steak. :)
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by Crystal » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:59 pm

Hi Jen. Just wanted to say that i too can relate to feeling a bit embarrassed at how much food i used to eat. I think i was in denial about how much i was eating before No S. I was just thinking about this a day or so before you mentioned it. I was rarely that hungry for meals. I love being hungry for meals. I think it’s one of the best things about No S.

Have a lovely weekend!
43 years old. 5’6â€. Long time vegetarian.
Vanilla No S.
Starting Weight: 269 (17 July 2017)
Current Weight: 228 (14 August 2018)
41 pounds lost so far
Goal Weight: Wherever my weight eventually settles on No S.

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Post by jenji » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:02 pm

Today 180. Yesterday was a red day - I ate popcorn at the movies. I went to see Victoria & Abdul with my daughter. It was a very simplistic look at the idea of empire, but a sweet movie about friendship across various lines. Good tween movie (although my kid was the only tween there).

Other than the popcorn, I ate on plan - 3 relatively healthy meals with some veggies and fruit.

OCTOBER
ðŸ
:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: :mrgreen: :roll: ðŸ ðŸ
16 ðŸ 18 19 20 ðŸ ðŸ
23 24 25 26 27 ðŸ ðŸ
30 ðŸ

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:06 am

I saw 179 on the scale this morning, but when I got on and off again, it was 180.5 again. Psych! Oh well, I expect to see it again soon.

I bought some fancy caramel, and we ate a bunch of it on apples this weekend. Today I did the eat all day thing - 3 meals, plus weird snacks. I am not worrying because it is Sunday after all. :wink:
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
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Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:44 pm

182 this morning. Sigh.

Good start to a green day though. Breakfast: homemade tomato vegetable soup, bread, and sausage, with coffee. Ran 2 miles. Did Shovelglove after putting the kid on the bus. Packed more soup and bread for lunch. Off to work.
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Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by Larkspur » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:11 pm

Water. Don't worry about it.

There. I have pronounced!

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Post by jenji » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:57 pm

Larkspur wrote:Water. Don't worry about it.

There. I have pronounced!
I like the way you think. :)
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Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:06 pm

179.5 again today.

Yesterday was an S Day (my birthday), but I didn't go crazy. I tried the snacks at Fabrica Central, a restaurant that hosted a meeting I attended for work. I would like to go there some night for dinner. I also had one slice of cake. I did stay up too late though with friends, so I skipped my run this morning. Back on habit today.

I am proud of myself that I've navigated several coffee meetings in the last 2 weeks where I normally would've ordered some food, but I stuck to coffee or tea. The funny thing is, I thought it would be awkward, but in fact, no one has noticed. It was just in my head that we needed to order food.
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Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by Larkspur » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:15 pm

Happy birthday! Sounds like you're doing really well.

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Post by gingerpie » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:22 pm

, but in fact, no one has noticed. It was just in my head that we needed to order food.
lol yes, that's often how it is. We imagine that everyone else is hanging on our every word and action when in reality they're really just concerned with their own stuff.

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Post by jenji » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:45 pm

OCTOBER
ðŸ
:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: :mrgreen: :roll: ðŸ ðŸ
:mrgreen: ðŸ:mrgreen: 19 20 ðŸ ðŸ
23 24 25 26 27 ðŸ ðŸ
30 ðŸ

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday[/quote]
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Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:30 pm

179.5 this morning.

I had a headache that woke me in the night. Tylenol took care of it, but it derailed my run this morning. I will aim to run after work today.
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
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Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:41 am

jenji wrote:179.5 this morning.

I had a headache that woke me in the night. Tylenol took care of it, but it derailed my run this morning. I will aim to run after work today.
I did do my run after work. I did cheat a tiny bit tonight by eating dried mango with some kefir, but it was otherwise a day without S events.

(Edited to add that I polished off the container of dried mango, so... snacking is a slippery slope.)

OCTOBER
ðŸ
:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::roll: ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen::mrgreen::roll::mrgreen::roll: ðŸ ðŸ
:mrgreen:ðŸ:mrgreen::roll: 20 ðŸ ðŸ
23 24 25 26 27 ðŸ ðŸ
30 ðŸ

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
Last edited by jenji on Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:03 pm

178.5 this morning. Happy Friday, all!
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Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by gingerpie » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:20 pm

Hi Jen,

I'm glad to see you're doing well. Hope you enjoy your weekend.

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Post by Gracie » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:42 pm

Hi, Jen!

So excited to see that number dropping for you. :) Hopefully the downward spiral shall continue into the weekend!

Also--it's hard to resist mango. I feel like one bite of any dried fruit tends to lead to me consuming the entire bag, lol.

xx
28 year old who believes that true growth comes from stepping outside of your comfort zone.
Fun-sized (4'10"), fun-loving, and on a journey to embrace a healthy and practical approach to food.
SW (10/9): 118#
CW (11/6): 113#
GW: 105#

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Post by jenji » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:12 am

I am feeling a bit gross after my weekend eating. Yesterday we met friends for dim sum brunch, and then didn't eat lunch, because we we still stuffed, but that meant that my late afternoon/early evening eating was weird. I was taking 6 Girl Scouts to a corn maze, and we ate cider donuts and then came home and snacked until late. Blergh.

Today, I ate in meals, and made a 1/2 batch of brownies for us. Not too bad. I ran one day this weekend.
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Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:03 am

181 this morning. I downloaded the Happy Scale app that someone recommended on here and entered the weights I've recorded here. It is reassuring to see the downward trend. Back on habit today.

For now I'm just trying to observe the weekend eating and not make a judgement on what to do about it.
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Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by gingerpie » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:21 pm

For now I'm just trying to observe the weekend eating and not make a judgement on what to do about it.
The "mark it and move on" mentality is by far the best for handling these sorts of events. No point in beating yourself up after the fact.

Have a great day,

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Post by Crystal » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:29 pm

Mmmm...brownies. â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸

And I love the Happy Scale App! I’ve used it for a couple months now. It’s very useful for helping to avoid anxiety over day to day weight fluctuations. And fun to view the log and see how your weight is definitely moving in the right direction, even if it’s slow. If I am feeling like I’m losing too slowly, I’ll look back at what I weighed exactly one week before and it’s usually at least one pound less, even though it may have gone up a few days in between.
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Starting Weight: 269 (17 July 2017)
Current Weight: 228 (14 August 2018)
41 pounds lost so far
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Post by Larkspur » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:57 pm

I think I lose maybe at the rate of half a pound a week when I'm minding my habits. So that's going to be hard to see except over the long haul. I remind myself about all the other good things I get from No-S-- weight loss is lovely, but not for me the main reason I do this.

I still have to figure out weekends too. I don't like going back to thinking about food all the time. Do I have this? Do I have that? I'm sure there's a way through but I haven't hit the sweet spot yet. I'll report in when I do :)

The cider donuts sound awesome!

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Post by jenji » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:06 am

178.5 this morning. :)

Did not get up in time to run, but I did just do 14 minutes of Shovel Glove. Now making myself some coffee.

OCTOBER
ðŸ
:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::roll: ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen::mrgreen::roll::mrgreen::roll: ðŸ ðŸ
:mrgreen:ðŸ:mrgreen::roll: :mrgreen: ðŸ ðŸ
:mrgreen: 24 25 26 27 ðŸ ðŸ
30 ðŸ

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:28 pm

Sick today. I stayed home this morning and slept until 1:00. I got up in the morning, put my kid on the school bus, and went back to bed.

I don't think I'll take a S day. I am able to eat. Skipped breakfast, but I did get up and eat a normal lunch. I'd made black bean chili for my kid's lunch, so I ate some of that for my lunch, too. I might get myself some chicken soup for dinner.

I am here at work now, just for a couple of hours. I had to get a couple of things done.
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:37 pm

I am thinking about whether I should try to make my lunches later than I typically eat them. I usually eat lunch around 12 or 12:30, and we don't sit down to dinner until 7:00 or 7:30 most nights. I am not sure if that's even a problem. I get really hungry and distracted in the afternoon, but generally, some tea cures my issue. And when I get home, I sometimes have some buttermilk or kefir to drink because I feel that I can't make dinner without something to bolster me.

I think instead of changing my lunch time, I'm just going to keep observing this for now. I do like the fact that I sit down to dinner with an appetite. That is usually my best meal of the day.
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Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by SpiritSong » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:59 am

I hope you are feeling better today! :(

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Post by jenji » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:24 pm

178.5 this morning. (I was 181 yesterday)
Yesterday was a fail. Ate some ice cream after dinner, then later ate some yogurt. I still have my cold, but after sleeping much of the day yesterday, I don´t feel exhausted. I will go to work today. HOWEVER I am pledging to go to sleep by 9:30 tonight.

OCTOBER
ðŸ
:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::roll: ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen::mrgreen::roll::mrgreen::roll: ðŸ ðŸ
:mrgreen:ðŸ:mrgreen::roll: :mrgreen: ðŸ ðŸ
:mrgreen: :roll: 25 26 27 ðŸ ðŸ
30 ðŸ

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
Last edited by jenji on Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:43 pm, edited 5 times in total.
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by piyare08 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:25 pm

Glad you're feeling better! Sleep is really the best medicine.

Today is a new day and new opportunity for a green smiley face :) Love you fall S day symbols btw.

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Post by jenji » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:40 pm

178.5 again this morning. I did go to bed early (9:30), so that was a win. Still feeling raggedy today. Foodwise, I think I will give myself a green even though there was some stacking and not-ideal food choices. I had 3 vegetarian egg rolls yesterday at dinner. :shock: I got a 5 pack for my family of 3, but my boyfriend had to work late, and my kid turned up her nose at them.

I am starting to get pretty solid in my habit of just getting a small coffee when I am out. I have a fair number of meetings in coffee shops with donors, board members, etc. It's starting to feel really normal (and thrifty!) to just get the small coffee. I have indulged in a latte a couple of times when I felt hungry.

No run today. I have a race this weekend, a relay. My leg is 6 miles. Together my team will run a marathon. I'm not worried about the distance, but I just don't want to make myself sicker with not enough sleep, travel, etc. It's only on the Cape (2 hour drive), but we need to be there at 7:30AM on Sunday.

OCTOBER
ðŸ
:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::roll: ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen::mrgreen::roll::mrgreen::roll: ðŸ ðŸ
:mrgreen:ðŸ:mrgreen::roll: :mrgreen: ðŸ ðŸ
:mrgreen: :roll: :mrgreen: 26 27 ðŸ ðŸ
30 ðŸ

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:37 pm

Hanging tough at 178.5#. I ran 6 miles yesterday in a relay race, and it was hilly, which made it tough for me. I was proud to finish strong. I was wiped out afterward.

My mom cooked me lunch - my race was near where my parents live - which was a nice treat. I told them a little about No S. They could tell I'd lost weight - I hadn't seen them in about a month.
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by Larkspur » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:59 pm

Hey, atta girl!

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Post by SpiritSong » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:35 am

Wow, great results for one month of No S! :D

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Post by jenji » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:19 pm

180# this morning. The weekend included a lot of sugar, so I'm just putting my head down to go for green this week. I am taking a S day today for Halloween, but my goal is to just have a little bit of candy tonight, but to eat normally until then. We do Halloween big in my house. I am going as Jon Snow from Game of Thrones. (Yes, I am a girl, and I look like Jon Snow a bit, without the beard.)

OCTOBER
ðŸ
:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::roll: ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen::mrgreen::roll::mrgreen::roll: ðŸ ðŸ
:mrgreen:ðŸ:mrgreen::roll: :mrgreen: ðŸ ðŸ
:mrgreen: :roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:ðŸ ðŸ
:mrgreen: ðŸ

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:03 pm

180# today. Took an S Day yesterday for Halloween. Felt a bit sick after eating candy and pizza (took seconds).

A fresh new month! Starting green today and hoping to hold steady.

NOVEMBER
1 2 3 ðŸðŸ
ðŸ 7 8 9 10 ðŸðŸ
13 14 15 16 17 ðŸðŸ
20 21 22 ðŸ 24 ðŸðŸ
27 28 29 30

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:50 pm

180.5 this morning.
I did my morning run (after a nearly one-week hiatus).
Green yesterday. Going for green today! Have a good day, all!

NOVEMBER
:mrgreen: 2 3 ðŸðŸ
ðŸ 7 8 9 10 ðŸðŸ
13 14 15 16 17 ðŸðŸ
20 21 22 ðŸ 24 ðŸðŸ
27 28 29 30

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:38 pm

178.5 this morning, and I did my morning run again. I'm looking forward to "sleeping in" to 7:30 tomorrow morning. I am so sleep deprived during the school year. I like that No S imposes some eating sanity on me even while sleep deprived. It's simple but not lax.

Green yesterday. No reason to not be green today.

NOVEMBER
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: 3 ðŸðŸ
ðŸ 7 8 9 10 ðŸðŸ
13 14 15 16 17 ðŸðŸ
20 21 22 ðŸ 24 ðŸðŸ
27 28 29 30

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday[/quote]
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:16 pm

179 this morning. I met my friend Minnie for a run around Fresh Pond. Beautiful day today but chilly.

I'm giving myself a fail yesterday, because I ate a Halloween k*t k*t. But other than that, no S events, so I'm still pretty happy. I ate 3 meals and just the one candy. I need to be ready for my Friday inner brat to come out - the little voice that says I had a bad week and deserve x, y, z.

NOVEMBER
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
ðŸ 7 8 9 10 ðŸðŸ
13 14 15 16 17 ðŸðŸ
20 21 22 ðŸ 24 ðŸðŸ
27 28 29 30

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday[/img]
Last edited by jenji on Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
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Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:58 pm

180 this morning.

Weekend was a bit of a candy fest. My kid doesn't like chocolate, so all her chocolate Halloween candy goes to me. I found myself eating ones I don't even like (M*lky W*y etc.) Bleh! By the way, I don't like to spell out junk food brand names, because then I get advertisements for them.

I am done with Halloween candy as of today. No more.

I did catch up on sleep, so much so that I woke up at 5 am raring to go for my run (one hour early, due to daylight savings).

Today is my kid's birthday, and she wants pie instead of cake. So I will have a slice of pie tonight, but otherwise stick to the plan. I'm packing stew for lunch, as I think that the weeks I lost weight, I was eating a lot of soup.
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:07 pm

178.5 this morning. We had pie yesterday for my kid's birthday, and I took an S day as planned. I did run this morning.

I brought my lunch (more beef stew).

NOVEMBER
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
ðŸ 7 8 9 10 ðŸðŸ
13 14 15 16 17 ðŸðŸ
20 21 22 ðŸ 24 ðŸðŸ
27 28 29 30

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday[/img][/quote]
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

jenji
Posts: 559
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Location: Cambridge

Post by jenji » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:39 pm

179.5 this morning. Yesterday was a day for the letter of the law but not the spirit. I had a big mug of warm, whole milk before bed, which felt decadent, but removed my craving for food.

No run this morning, but I did shovelglove strength training. I wanted to read about election results, so a quick, 10-minute workout was perfect.

We had soba noodles last night, so I brought leftover kimchee noodles for lunch. And we just had a birthday celebration here at work, and I saved my brownie for later, but really I meant, later for my kid if she wants it.

NOVEMBER
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
ðŸ :mrgreen: 8 9 10 ðŸðŸ
13 14 15 16 17 ðŸðŸ
20 21 22 ðŸ 24 ðŸðŸ
27 28 29 30

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

jenji
Posts: 559
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:00 pm
Location: Cambridge

Post by jenji » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:47 pm

179# this morning. Did my run despite 29 degrees and frost on the ground. Can you tell I feel heroic for that? :lol:

Yesterday was a green day. Yay me! My kid and her friend split the brownie and were very happy about it. I almost had a snack at 10 pm but stopped myself and went to bed instead.

Tomorrow I need to make cupcakes for the kid's birthday party with her friends. I will save one for me for Saturday.

NOVEMBER
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
ðŸ :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 9 10 ðŸðŸ
13 14 15 16 17 ðŸðŸ
20 21 22 ðŸ 24 ðŸðŸ
27 28 29 30

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by Larkspur » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:25 pm

You rock! Gratz on the run!

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Post by jenji » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:46 am

I know that this is psycho, but I weighed myself a second time today, after my run, and it was 178, so that's what I put in the Happy Scale App.

I keep thinking it's Friday because we have no school tomorrow. I usually would be off of work, but I have an event tomorrow. The weather prediction is for VERY COLD wind. Wind chills in the teens - not sure about whether my run will happen. Boo.

NOVEMBER
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
ðŸ :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 10 ðŸðŸ
13 14 15 16 17 ðŸðŸ
20 21 22 ðŸ 24 ðŸðŸ
27 28 29 30

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

jenji
Posts: 559
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Post by jenji » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:23 pm

179# this morning. I did my run. I need to get a handle on my Fridays. I have been staying green until 5 pm and then snacking or having a sweet. Last Friday my excuse was the kid's birthday party (2nd one, for her friends).

NOVEMBER
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
ðŸ :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: 14 15 16 17 ðŸðŸ
20 21 22 ðŸ 24 ðŸðŸ
27 28 29 30

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

jenji
Posts: 559
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:00 pm
Location: Cambridge

Post by jenji » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:32 pm

179.5# this morning. No run. I opted for sleep, because I stayed up until 11:30 finishing a grant, then did my evening chores (dishes, etc.). I didn't get to bed until 12:30, which is way late for me.

I want to shoot for green for every day left in November to get the habits in place.

NOVEMBER
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
ðŸ :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: 15 16 17 ðŸðŸ
20 21 22 ðŸ 24 ðŸðŸ
27 28 29 30

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by Larkspur » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:44 pm

Gratz on the grant completion and your many green days! You go!

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Post by jenji » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:32 pm

178.5# this morning. No run again. I am happy that even though I stayed up late twice this week, I did not do late night eating. Just decaf tea.

NOVEMBER
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
ðŸ :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 16 17 ðŸðŸ
20 21 22 ðŸ 24 ðŸðŸ
27 28 29 30

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:37 pm

177# this morning. Progress! No run again. I went out last night to meet with a group of women I really like, and despite fun snacks and sweets on the table, I stuck to my wine. And then I came home and had to work more, but I didn't snack. It's always nice (although rare) when weight loss follows green days so obediantly, like Mary's little lamb following her.

NOVEMBER
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
ðŸ :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 17 ðŸðŸ
20 21 22 ðŸ 24 ðŸðŸ
27 28 29 30

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

jenji
Posts: 559
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Location: Cambridge

Post by jenji » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:01 am

179# this morning. I did run this morning. I was doing well today, but then I just had a sliver of pumpkin pie with my kid. Darn. :roll: I feel very satisfied at least and will not eat anymore tonight.

NOVEMBER
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
ðŸ :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:ðŸðŸ
:roll: 21 22 ðŸ 24 ðŸðŸ
27 28 29 30

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

jenji
Posts: 559
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Post by jenji » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:07 pm

177# this morning. I did run - gorgeous morning with streaky pink clouds. More later

NOVEMBER
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
ðŸ :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:ðŸðŸ
:roll: :mrgreen: 22 ðŸ 24 ðŸðŸ
27 28 29 30

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

jenji
Posts: 559
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:00 pm
Location: Cambridge

Post by jenji » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:17 pm

176# this morning. No run - late night working.

NOVEMBER
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
ðŸ :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:ðŸðŸ
:roll: :mrgreen: 22 ðŸ 24 ðŸðŸ
27 28 29 30

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Posts: 559
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Post by jenji » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:17 am

Did not weigh today. I went to Yoga Sculpt class today (1 hr, light weights) and ran on Friday and Saturday.

I kind of felt crappy today in yoga class. There are so many slim women there, and I was the chubby one. I was not able to do everything, but that's more a function of my occasional attendance and not my weight per se. It was all in my head, looking at all the mirrors and the reflection of myself and all of the slim people there. I guess I had been expecting my weight loss to date to look more awesome in the mirror. Oh well. I'm just recording it here because I don't want to attend that class if it's going to make me feel crappy, but I also think that I could reframe it in my mind. Other than my attitude, the class was good for me, and I do think the heated yoga is pretty appealing to me in the cold weather.

NOVEMBER
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
ðŸ :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:ðŸðŸ
:roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ðŸ :mrgreen: ðŸðŸ
27 28 29 30

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday[/quote]
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by gingerpie » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:53 pm

Hi jenji, good luck with the class. It sounds like fun -and warm 😊 just what's needed in the winter months. I know what you mean though. My daughter bought me a snazzy pair of winter running pants that show every bulge, ripple and jiggle. - I can't wear them. They just make me feel old. All in my mind yes - but there none the less.

Hope all goes well this week.

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Post by gingerpie » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:58 pm

Coincidentally I came across this today and thought you might find it useful.

https://bodypositiveyoga.com/7-steps-to ... ring-yoga/

Hope you enjoy your day either way! 🙆

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Post by jenji » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:00 pm

gingerpie wrote:Coincidentally I came across this today and thought you might find it useful.

https://bodypositiveyoga.com/7-steps-to ... ring-yoga/

Hope you enjoy your day either way! 🙆
Thank you!
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:04 pm

176.5# this morning. No run - feeling congested, and stayed up late working. I have a weird cold that has been waking me up to blow my nose a lot at 3 AM. Yuck.

I did a little virtual plating yesterday at dinner, because my kid wasn't home to eat with me until 8:00 pm. I think I kept it to one (full) plate, though, so I'm giving myself a green. I actually took a picture of the quesadilla I made for plate one to have a visual image of how much space to leave.

NOVEMBER
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
ðŸ :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:ðŸðŸ
:roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ðŸ :mrgreen: ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: 28 29 30

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

jenji
Posts: 559
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:00 pm
Location: Cambridge

Post by jenji » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:19 pm

175# this morning! No run - still sick.

NOVEMBER
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
ðŸ :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:ðŸðŸ
:roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ðŸ :mrgreen: ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: 29 30

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

jenji
Posts: 559
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:00 pm
Location: Cambridge

Post by jenji » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:23 pm

Double post.
Last edited by jenji on Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:24 pm

Posting final November

NOVEMBER
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
ðŸ :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:ðŸðŸ
:roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ðŸ :mrgreen: ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll:

:mrgreen: = I was good on this N day
:roll: = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
ðŸ = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

jenji
Posts: 559
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:00 pm
Location: Cambridge

Post by jenji » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:25 pm

Yesterday a fail. I roasted a chicken and kept eating little bites while carving and while putting it away. But, look over here: a brand-new December calendar! LOL

177.5# this morning

DECEMBER
1ðŸðŸ
4 5 6 7 8 ðŸðŸ
11 🌟 13 14 15 ðŸðŸ
18 19 20 21 22 ðŸðŸ
🎅🽠26 27 28 29 ðŸðŸ

🌟 = first night of Hannukah
🎅🽠= Christmas
:mrgreen: = success
:roll: = failure
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by gingerpie » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:54 am

Yesterday a fail. I roasted a chicken and kept eating little bites while carving and while putting it away. But, look over here: a brand-new December calendar! LOL
Isn't that the proper way to eat roast chicken? :wink:

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Post by jenji » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:54 pm

gingerpie wrote:
Yesterday a fail. I roasted a chicken and kept eating little bites while carving and while putting it away. But, look over here: a brand-new December calendar! LOL
Isn't that the proper way to eat roast chicken? :wink:
LOL. 176.5# today. We are decorating our Christmas tree, with help from my kid's BFF, and I am enjoying some S treats.
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:21 pm

178.5# today. Today I made lentil soup and packed it for lunch. I think that my best weeks for weight loss involved soup with good bread and butter for lunch.
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by jenji » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:06 am

Too much sugar this weekend! Birthday cake twice this weekend, plus some chocolate and who knows what else.

DECEMBER
:mrgreen:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: 5 6 7 8 ðŸðŸ
11 🌟 13 14 15 ðŸðŸ
18 19 20 21 22 ðŸðŸ
🎅🽠26 27 28 29 ðŸðŸ

🌟 = first night of Hannukah
🎅🽠= Christmas
:mrgreen: = success
:roll: = failure
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

jenji
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Post by jenji » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:07 pm

177# this morning. No run. Yesterday was a fail, but a small one. We went out for Mexican food, and I ate some chips and ceviche before my meal. I say a small fail because I only ate about 6 chips and did not get a margarita. :)

DECEMBER
:mrgreen:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :roll: 6 7 8 ðŸðŸ
11 🌟 13 14 15 ðŸðŸ
18 19 20 21 22 ðŸðŸ
🎅🽠26 27 28 29 ðŸðŸ

🌟 = first night of Hannukah
🎅🽠= Christmas
:mrgreen: = success
:roll: = failure
Last edited by jenji on Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by gingerpie » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:30 pm

I love lentil soup. Well, truth be told . . . I love soup :) Well, really truth be told . . . I love food! :D Glad you're doing well.

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Post by jenji » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:11 pm

174.5# this morning. No run. I am sleep deprived. Early to bed tonight!!!

DECEMBER
:mrgreen:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :roll: :mrgreen: 7 8 ðŸðŸ
11 🌟 13 14 15 ðŸðŸ
18 19 20 21 22 ðŸðŸ
🎅🽠26 27 28 29 ðŸðŸ

🌟 = first night of Hannukah
🎅🽠= Christmas
:mrgreen: = success
:roll: = failure
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

jenji
Posts: 559
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:00 pm
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Post by jenji » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:47 pm

175.5# this morning. No run. Still sleep deprived. Stayed up working. Did not snack though, and said no to the free mochi ice cream offered to me at a restaurant. Green so far today, and I am getting work done. Back to work now.

DECEMBER
:mrgreen:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8 ðŸðŸ
11 🌟 13 14 15 ðŸðŸ
18 19 20 21 22 ðŸðŸ
🎅🽠26 27 28 29 ðŸðŸ

🌟 = first night of Hannukah
🎅🽠= Christmas
:mrgreen: = success
:roll: = failure
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

jenji
Posts: 559
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Post by jenji » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:13 pm

I just ordered some slacks for my suit one size down. I was wearing size 14 (US), and although I can still wear them, I think the 12s will look better. Eventually I hope to land back in size 10s, but I believe in looking put together during the process.

DECEMBER
:mrgreen:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen::roll::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: ðŸðŸ
11 🌟 13 14 15 ðŸðŸ
18 19 20 21 22 ðŸðŸ
🎅🽠26 27 28 29 ðŸðŸ

🌟 = first night of Hannukah
🎅🽠= Christmas
:mrgreen: = success
:roll: = failure
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

jenji
Posts: 559
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Location: Cambridge

Post by jenji » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:03 pm

177# today. I intend to rack up a set of greens this week. I went back to my old standby of soup for lunch, this time curried red lentil soup that I made with lots of veggies and some chicken broth. It was delicious and good for the cold weather.

In case anyone wants a recipe for some inspiration:
* Saute onions in clarified butter with your favorite masala curry powder mix
* Add carrots and diced root veg (I used Shunkyo radish and celeriac)
* Add garlic
* When they start to brown, add chicken broth and 1/2 cup red lentils. Simmer 20 minutes.
* Add chopped greens, simmer another 5 minutes.
* Salt to taste.
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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Post by Merry » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:50 am

jenji wrote:177# today. I intend to rack up a set of greens this week. I went back to my old standby of soup for lunch, this time curried red lentil soup that I made with lots of veggies and some chicken broth. It was delicious and good for the cold weather.

In case anyone wants a recipe for some inspiration:
* Saute onions in clarified butter with your favorite masala curry powder mix
* Add carrots and diced root veg (I used Shunkyo radish and celeriac)
* Add garlic
* When they start to brown, add chicken broth and 1/2 cup red lentils. Simmer 20 minutes.
* Add chopped greens, simmer another 5 minutes.
* Salt to taste.
This sounds amazing, I'll have to try it!
Homeschool Mom and No S returnee as of 11-30-15.
2 years and counting on No-S.
29 lbs. down, 34 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Post by jenji » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:43 pm

175# yesterday. I took an S day for our annual Hanukkah party. Monday was a fail - after my bragging about an upcoming string of S days - because I was baking cookies for my kid's Girl Scout troop, and I ate two cookies without even considering not doing it. Doh. Yesterday was fun, now back to normal eating. Probably leftover silver noodles for lunch today. :)

DECEMBER
:mrgreen:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen::roll::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: ðŸðŸ
:roll: 🌟 13 14 15 ðŸðŸ
18 19 20 21 22 ðŸðŸ
🎅🽠26 27 28 29 ðŸðŸ

🌟 = first night of Hannukah
🎅🽠= Christmas
:mrgreen: = success
:roll: = failure
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

jenji
Posts: 559
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:00 pm
Location: Cambridge

Post by jenji » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:10 pm

DECEMBER
:mrgreen:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen::roll::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: ðŸðŸ
:roll: 🌟:mrgreen::mrgreen::roll: ðŸðŸ
18 19 20 21 22 ðŸðŸ
🎅🽠26 27 28 29 ðŸðŸ

🌟 = first night of Hannukah
🎅🽠= Christmas
:mrgreen: = success
:roll: = failure
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

jenji
Posts: 559
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:00 pm
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Post by jenji » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:22 pm

175.5# today. Holding steady but not losing this month. I think I need another week of lots of soup. But I will have to save that idea until after the holidays. Maybe I'll make chili for dinner tonight - beans are good for me.

I haven't been doing my daily run in about a month, which is likely another reason for the stalled progress. I've been prioritizing sleep, and work. I wonder if I can develop an evening indoor workout habit for January (video)? That would be good for me in many ways. Maybe a 30 minute video tonight after my board meeting and after Hanukkah (last night). I'll set a reminder to myself now.

I do believe that this dark winter time of year is meant for waiting, story telling, socializing, and expectation, not for actual progress. The solstice will be on Thursday, and as the days begin getting longer again, I will visualize that each day, I am opening up a bit more and letting go of negative baggage.

DECEMBER
:mrgreen:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen::roll::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: ðŸðŸ
:roll: 🌟:mrgreen::mrgreen::roll: ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: 19 20 21 22 ðŸðŸ
🎅🽠26 27 28 29 ðŸðŸ

🌟 = first night of Hannukah
🎅🽠= Christmas
:mrgreen: = success
:roll: = failure
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

jenji
Posts: 559
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:00 pm
Location: Cambridge

Post by jenji » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:42 pm

175# today. And no, I did not do that workout last night. I was exhausted. Still trying to figure that out.

DECEMBER
:mrgreen:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen::roll::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: ðŸðŸ
:roll: 🌟:mrgreen::mrgreen::roll: ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: 20 21 22 ðŸðŸ
🎅🽠26 27 28 29 ðŸðŸ

🌟 = first night of Hannukah
🎅🽠= Christmas
:mrgreen: = success
:roll: = failure
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

jenji
Posts: 559
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Post by jenji » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:45 pm

I was thinking it might be interesting to put my calendars together.

OCTOBER
ðŸ
:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::roll: ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen::mrgreen::roll::mrgreen::roll: ðŸ ðŸ
:mrgreen:ðŸ:mrgreen::roll: :mrgreen: ðŸ ðŸ
:mrgreen: :roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:ðŸ ðŸ
:mrgreen: ðŸ

NOVEMBER
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: ðŸðŸ
ðŸ :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:ðŸðŸ
:roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ðŸ :mrgreen: ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll:

DECEMBER
:mrgreen:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen::roll::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: ðŸðŸ
:roll: 🌟:mrgreen::mrgreen::roll: ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: 20 21 22 ðŸðŸ
🎅🽠26 27 28 29 ðŸðŸ

JANUARY
1 2 3 4 5 🌈🌈
8 9 10 11 12 🌈🌈
15 16 17 18 19 🌈🌈
22 23 24 25 26 🌈🌈
29 30 31

January - no NWS Days to declare!

🌟 = first night of Hannukah
🎅🽠= Christmas
:mrgreen: = success
:roll: = failure
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

jenji
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Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:00 pm
Location: Cambridge

Post by jenji » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:11 am

DECEMBER
:mrgreen:ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen::roll::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: ðŸðŸ
:roll: 🌟:mrgreen::mrgreen::roll: ðŸðŸ
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 21 22 ðŸðŸ
🎅🽠26 27 28 29 ðŸðŸ

🌟 = first night of Hannukah
🎅🽠= Christmas
:mrgreen: = success
:roll: = failure
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

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