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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Re: Jen's checkin thread

Post by jenji » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:19 pm

False alarm on the weight loss restarting. My weight bounced back up to 170 after that, then back to 169. Oh well. I forgot to weigh today or yesterday. I took a yellow day for Purim, for the hamentaschen (little triangular cookies that my MIL send to us).

I also had a red day yesterday.
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Re: Jen's checkin thread

Post by jenji » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:46 pm

170# today. I've had some 168 and 169 days in between but didn't come on here.

Red day yesterday. High stress time of year for me. Yesterday I cheated with dried mango as well as having warm haldi milk (sweetened, which is what makes it a cheat).

I also was borderline red on Monday. I made sangria, which was a bit sweet from orange/mango juice, and had two glasses.

I am doing okay today. Walked to work (2.5 miles with a detour). Breakfast: everything bagel and cream cheese. Lunch: turkey sandwich, carrot sticks, and apple slices from the cafeteria. Dinner tonight - ?

We've been eating vegetarian at home, mostly. My kid has stuck with it. Last night was typical: rice & black beans with cheddar cheese and tomatoes. Side of pea pod stems, and an apple for dessert. I also had beans for lunch yesterday, a pinto bean casserole with corn and a buttermilk cornbread topping.
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Re: Jen's checkin thread

Post by jenji » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:09 pm

Especially since having a daughter, I try to never talk in fatphobic ways about my body or anyone else's, but I failed at that this weekend. I was at a training event with all women, and I was talking about No S with a friend there who has been struggling with her eating. That's fine, but then she said her doctor has reassured her that she is healthy even though she's gained a lot of weight. I chimed in that my doctor had done the same, but "meanwhile, my doctor is fat!" I knew it was an f*ed-up thing to say as soon as it was out of my mouth. I was invalidating my doctor's knowledge based on her body, and saying something damaging to any woman listening. Instead, I could've just said I'm sure she is healthy, but her concerns about her rate of weight gain are ones I shared. I am just putting it here because I am trying to figure out how to turn off this nasty voice in my head and certainly not say something out loud, even if it's in my head. I sent an apology to the group afterward. I think that I will try for a while to be curious and mindful when I hear this voice in my head. If I can just learn to recognize, "that is fatphobic", and be curious about why, I think I will learn something.
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Re: Jen's checkin thread

Post by Larkspur » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:40 pm

That is a toughie because fat is such a loaded word. It could be an adjective. Or a medical condition. Or a risk factor. Or a devastating personal judgement. I wish we could take the emotion out of it, but that doesn't seem likely, does it? My daughter is very tall, 5'11". She is so tired of, "YOU'RE SO TALL!" She knows she's tall and that people marvel and have opinions (negative, apparently) about it. I'm trying to train myself not to comment on any aspect of someone's body habitus generally. But I do think it is helpful for people to hear from the ones like you who chose to address weight gain and succeeded. Not enough success stories out there.

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Post by jenji » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:08 pm

Larkspur wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:40 pm
That is a toughie because fat is such a loaded word. It could be an adjective. Or a medical condition. Or a risk factor. Or a devastating personal judgement. I wish we could take the emotion out of it, but that doesn't seem likely, does it? My daughter is very tall, 5'11". She is so tired of, "YOU'RE SO TALL!" She knows she's tall and that people marvel and have opinions (negative, apparently) about it. I'm trying to train myself not to comment on any aspect of someone's body habitus generally. But I do think it is helpful for people to hear from the ones like you who chose to address weight gain and succeeded. Not enough success stories out there.
My kid is tall, too, and she hates all the comments about it. She is taller than I am at age 14. Everyone's reasoning is, "But it's a compliment! I'd love to be tall!" I have learned that commenting on the body, even positive comments, are not very helpful to most of us. It is a hard habit to break.
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Post by jenji » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:22 pm

We are back on meat! My kid wanted to try eating vegetarian for one month. When the month ended, she was ready to eat meat again. I am grilling lamb tonight. She ate brisket at Passover, too. :D It is a relief to me, because she doesn't really like a lot of carbs, so it was hard to put meals together. She's always been one to eat the meat and the veggies, and skip the rice/bread/potato. When she was little, I used to make her sandwiches, and she'd eat the filling but throw the bread in the compost.

I guess I've been on maintenance for about 6 months. I wish I'd continued to lose weight, but for now, maintenance is okay. I will see how things go after I get through my most busy months at work. Things ease up around June for me. I think once I can catch up on my sleep, my eating choices will be healthier.
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Re: Jen's checkin thread

Post by automatedeating » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:44 pm

Jen - so true about the sleep. I have recently been really studying the damage that lack of sleep causes us.....literally every aspect of health. I hope you can get more rest!!!
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Re: Jen's checkin thread

Post by jenji » Tue May 07, 2019 9:41 pm

automatedeating wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:44 pm
Jen - so true about the sleep. I have recently been really studying the damage that lack of sleep causes us.....literally every aspect of health. I hope you can get more rest!!!
I got a few nights of 9+ hours, and I finally feel "caught up" on my sleep deficit. Interestingly, one of those nights, I was camping, and not able to be on an iPad or phone.
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Post by oolala53 » Wed May 08, 2019 12:09 am

Heartful post about reflecting on your comment about your overweight doctor. It's quite a societal habit.

I think fat is less of an issue than overeating is. Sounds paradoxical, but I honestly believe if someone studied it, they'd find those who eat less, no matter what their weight, stay healthier longer, and that those who tend to keep some weight on despite less eating are also healthier. Early humans who could keep fat on had to be at an advantage for survival. Yeah, not a medical opinion and certainly against the grain. But it helps keep me from resenting those ectomorphs who chow down...

I don't think we can really know what our healthiest weight is until we are ready to eat a mostly nutritious diet, but that can take a long time! And there will always be exceptions.

In the meantime, we keep working out our destiny in this food-rich world of ours!
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Post by jenji » Thu May 16, 2019 7:20 pm

171#

Thank you! I am making it through my busiest time of the year, one foot in front of the other. I have a big public speaking event next week, the second one this spring, which is a stress trigger for me. I also finished my overnight Ragnar relay (17 miles for me this time).

Today I am trying out having a salad for lunch. I thought I had settled on a default lunch (the power bowl), but I quickly 'forgot' about it. Meaning, I guess it was not appealing in the long run. I think that the best default lunch will be one that I enjoy, even if it is "dull", and one that is easy. I'm still looking for it. Maybe a yogurt thing could be my default. My kid's default is PB&J.

Breakfast:
Cracked oats with blueberries, some leftover salad. Coffee and milk

Lunch:
Salad with fresh mozzarella from supermarket, small roll, apple. Tea.

Dinner
Maybe chili. That would give me leftovers for lunch tomorrow for the me and the kid. I also could make pasta with marinara sauce.
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Post by jenji » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:16 pm

Having a stretch with a lot of red days, poor accountability.

Current weight 173.5. Hoping to start tracking again daily.
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Post by automatedeating » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:50 pm

I'm so impressed (and amazed) that there are people like yourself that almost casually do things like Ragnar. Go you!

Hope your June is coming along nicely.
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Post by jenji » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:42 pm

173.5 again yesterday.

Green so far today.

* Breakfast - quite light for me. 1/2 yogurt, coffee with milk (2)
* Lunch - will go to supermarket hot bar.
* Dinner - I have ribs to cook, if I get home in time. If not, spaghetti.
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Post by jenji » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:37 pm

175 today. Went running yesterday- 5k.

Breakfast - 1/2 burrito

Lunch - pasta with marinara and meatballs, broccoli, blueberries

Dinner - not sure
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Post by automatedeating » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:04 pm

Hi Jen! Nice to see you on the boards. Hope things are going well for you!
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Post by jenji » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:26 pm

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Hi Jen! Nice to see you on the boards. Hope things are going well for you!
Thank you, Auto! I am well and enjoying summer. My job slows down in the summer, and it gives me some time to try to catch up on sleep and make healthy choices.

175# again today. Red day yesterday (I bought and ate a caramel, just one though, and I also ate fruit between meals). I went running again today, 4 miles. Honestly, I am only at probably 30% green days right now.

Yesterday
Breakfast- plain yogurt, raisins, nuts, coffee and milk
Lunch - Hamburger and fries
Unauthorized snack - dried mango.
Dinner - 1 pc chicken thighs, corn, kale, nectarine.
Caramel.

Today -
Breakfast - raisin toast
Lunch & dinner, TBD.
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Post by jenji » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:26 pm

177# frowny face!

I went for a run today, just 2 miles, with my friend. We are going out again on Wednesday. I ate a bunch of sugar this weekend - candy bar, ice cream, "snacks" of cereal.

Breakfast -
English muffin with peanut butter
Lunch - TBD
Dinner - chicken marbella - I made a pan of this dish for my friend who is ill, and I had enough extra to make some for my family, too. I use much less sugar than the Silver Palate calls for, just about 1/4 cup for 3 pans of chicken, instead of a cup of sugar. I will serve this with couscous. I associate chicken marbella with our work potlucks. My colleagues usually ask me to bring this to our holiday potluck.
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Post by automatedeating » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:10 pm

You sure run a lot! That is really neat! I still alternate walking with my jogging. It's probably a mental block I have about not stopping. :-)

And very kind of you to make a meal for your ill friend, especially when you are a very busy woman (even in the "slower" season, ha!)
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Post by jenji » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:10 pm

Back from 10 days in Spain - a wonderful vacation. I need to remember to weigh myself tomorrow morning. Haven't got on the scale since before we left. I did not keep to No S while on vacation, but I always loosely used the framework, by sticking to 3 meals. I ate 3 meals, but had a starter or even a dessert when I felt like it. I also ate the chocolate that the hotel left us, and drank a lot of sweet Tinto de Verano (basically wine + sprite) and vermút con sifón.

I went running this morning, about 5k. I didn't run in Spain, but we walked a lot, 10,000-25,000 steps a day.
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Post by automatedeating » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:06 am

Welcome home from Spain!!!! Sounds heavenly.
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Post by lpearlmom » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:06 am

Wow, that’s a lot of walking! Sounds like you handled the eating well. How fun!
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Post by jenji » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:40 pm

175.5 today.

Ran 3 miles and walked 2 with my friend. It's a beautiful day, not too hot for once.

Breakfast:
* Apple pie and skyr
* Coffee
Lunch:
* Bean chili and corn on the cob, skipped the butter
* Plum
Dinner: ? We are going to a play at a school at an awkward time, so I either need to eat really early or really late.
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Post by jenji » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:18 pm

173.5 yesterday (forgot to weigh today)

I did a 20-min hand weight workout yesterday (a Youtube video), and today everything hurts. I ran 3.6 miles this morning with my friend and walked 1 mile. As I go through the day, I have felt more and more stiff.
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Post by automatedeating » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:55 pm

There's some nice latent muscle soreness for you! :-)
Good job on the workout.
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Post by jenji » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:47 pm

Had a 177 weigh in yesterday, which felt crappy, but then was 175 today.

I have had a whole thing going on of rebelliousness within myself, so I have had almost zero green days. The violations are mostly small. I have started to justify a lot of virtual plating and caloric drinks, which is I suppose how I regained some of the weight I lost. Yesterday, for example, I drank an OJ and a smoothie between meals (justifying it because my lunch was a pbj sandwich with no side or drink) and ate dried mango and cherries after dinner.

Today, I am so far compliant. Aiming to get through the day green. NO VIRTUAL PLATING FOR ME right now. I am too prone to adding on big extras. I went running this morning - 3.5 miles, plus a 1/2 mile cool-down walk.

Breakfast - Greek yogurt with some granola and berries, coffee with milk
Lunch - Leftover chicken larb salad (Thai) and moong dal (Indian), with 1/2 Grapefruit. Technically the grapefruit was on the side, because I had the larb and dal in a bowl, but it would've all fit on one plate, and I ate it all at one go.
Dinner - I think it will be black bean tacos. I have everything to make them.

Feel peckish now but will save my appetite for dinner. I need to remember that that good appetite - not raging hunger but just good appetite - is how I got to a lower weight last summer.

When this website updated last year, I stopped using the habitcal, because it wasn't working for me. Maybe I'll go back and see if it's working now. This could be day zero of green. :)
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Post by automatedeating » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:39 pm

Hang in there, Jen. Sometimes summer days are the toughest for me to avoid fun treats and drinks. Also - getting back into the routine with sitting with hunger for a bit is not easy! Even after we got good at it! I find that at about 3pm I am really wanting food. But then if I just wait until 4, all of sudden the remaining hour or two until dinner doesn't seem so long or hard to wait. It's kind of habit for me to want a milky coffee at about 3. LOL, HABIT! :-)
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Post by jenji » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:23 pm

Habitcal is working again for me! This is big. I did manage a green day yesterday, with 2 black bean tacos and some cherries for dinner.
174# today

Today
Breakfast: Blueberry pie, kale, coffee
Lunch: pesto, tomato, artichoke pizza (from farm share) with watermelon
Dinner: Roasted turkey thighs with asparagus,pinto beans (crock pot recipe made earlier this week), and kale - cherries for dessert
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Post by automatedeating » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:28 pm

That's great, Jen! Green, green, green!
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Post by gingerpie » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:47 pm

Blueberry pie for breakfast . . . My kind of woman 😋
Congratulations on the green - maybe it's the beginning of a streak.

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Post by jenji » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:17 pm

174.5 today. I decided to count yesterday as red because I had a sweet drink (sangria). I also did not stick to my meal plan. A friend invited me out last minute, and I could go, so I did. Dinner was: one cheesburger slider (small sandwich), fries, and green salad, with one glass of white wine. Then I had a campaign meeting and drank the sangria there.

I ran 5K this morning.

Breakfast - Greek yogurt, granola, berries
Lunch - Dal, bindhi masala (okra), rice, mango lassi, peach for dessert
Dinner - ?
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Post by lpearlmom » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:28 am

Love sangria! Campaign? Are you running for something?
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Post by jenji » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:54 am

lpearlmom wrote:
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Love sangria! Campaign? Are you running for something?
Yes, I am stepping down from my nonprofit to run for office. I will be on the ballot in 2020, if all goes well. I need to find another job to do during the campaign.

Friday - green

Today - green
Breakfast - croissant, coffee, watermelon
Lunch - leftover pad Thai and basil duck, peach
More coffee
Dinner - greek salad with grilled chicken, milk

Ran 5K today and 5K on Saturday. I lifted weights on Sunday (25 minute youtube hand weight workout).
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Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 175#, BMI 27.1 - 08/01/2019

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Re: Jen's checkin thread

Post by jenji » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:49 pm

173.5 today

Breakfast - lentil stew, cherries, greek yogurt, kale (posted pic to Facebook group), iced coffee
Lunch - chicken breast, rice, mixed veggies, iced coffee
Dinner - ??
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 175#, BMI 27.1 - 08/01/2019

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Re: Jen's checkin thread

Post by lpearlmom » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:11 am

Wow, that’s awesome! Im an activist here in Arizona and have worked on a couple campaigns. Best of luck to you!
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Re: Jen's checkin thread

Post by jenji » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:08 pm

lpearlmom wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:11 am
Wow, that’s awesome! Im an activist here in Arizona and have worked on a couple campaigns. Best of luck to you!
Thank you!!

175.5 today. Ran 2.6 miles, and half-heartedly did some pushups and a plank (45 seconds).

Green yesterday.

Today
Breakfast - more lentils and plain yogurt
Lunch - TBD, maybe supermarket sushi
Dinner - ?
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 175#, BMI 27.1 - 08/01/2019

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Re: Jen's checkin thread

Post by Candace » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:23 pm

Good luck!
53 year old female. Height 5' 5.5". Goal: 145 lb. Stretch goal: 140 lb.
Weight 6/14/2019: 155 lb.
8/3/2019: 151 lb.

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Re: Jen's checkin thread

Post by jenji » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:14 pm

Candace wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:23 pm
Good luck!
Thank you, Candace!
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 175#, BMI 27.1 - 08/01/2019

jenji
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Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:00 pm
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Re: Jen's checkin thread

Post by jenji » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:17 pm

Wednesday ended up being red. I ate the supermarket sushi, then went to visit a friend. She has invited me but never mentioned lunch. I arrived at 1:30 at her house. However, when a beautiful lunch of tomato soup and pasta salad was served, I just decided to eat it. The rest of the week was green. I had one short run on Friday morning.
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 175#, BMI 27.1 - 08/01/2019

Candace
Posts: 177
Joined: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:27 pm

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Post by Candace » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:55 am

Sounds like a great week!
53 year old female. Height 5' 5.5". Goal: 145 lb. Stretch goal: 140 lb.
Weight 6/14/2019: 155 lb.
8/3/2019: 151 lb.

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