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jenji



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:38 pm    Post subject: Jen's checkin thread Reply with quote

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. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, Jen!
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28.5 lbs. down, 34.5 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.

"...slim cultures...value not overeating. They don't eat more of a food just because it's good. They enjoy the food more."--Oolala
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stealing vainglorious' calendar format.

OCTOBER
🍁
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green 05 06 🍁🍁
09 10 11 12 13 🍁 🍁
16 🍁 18 19 20 🍁 🍁
23 24 25 26 27 🍁 🍁
30 🍁

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!)
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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. Smile

OCTOBER
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Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green 06 🍁🍁
09 10 11 12 13 🍁 🍁
16 🍁 18 19 20 🍁 🍁
23 24 25 26 27 🍁 🍁
30 🍁

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!)
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
🍁
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes 🍁🍁
09 10 11 12 13 🍁 🍁
16 🍁 18 19 20 🍁 🍁
23 24 25 26 27 🍁 🍁
30 🍁

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!)
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
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Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 176#, BMI 27.6 - 11/22/2017
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomorrow is a school holiday, so I will be home with my kid. Need to remember that it's a N day nonetheless! Very Happy
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Current weight 176#, BMI 27.6 - 11/22/2017
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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Current weight 176#, BMI 27.6 - 11/22/2017
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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. πŸ˜‚ 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 β€œon plan”- while still recognising that the scale fluctuates like crazy.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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. Cool
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Current weight 176#, BMI 27.6 - 11/22/2017
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
🍁
Mr. GreenMr. GreenMr. GreenMr. Green Rolling Eyes 🍁🍁
Mr. Green 10 11 12 13 🍁 🍁
16 🍁 18 19 20 🍁 🍁
23 24 25 26 27 🍁 🍁
30 🍁

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
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Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 176#, BMI 27.6 - 11/22/2017
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
🍁
Mr. GreenMr. GreenMr. GreenMr. Green Rolling Eyes 🍁🍁
Mr. Green Mr. Green 11 12 13 🍁 🍁
16 🍁 18 19 20 🍁 🍁
23 24 25 26 27 🍁 🍁
30 🍁

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
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I am 5' 7"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 176#, BMI 27.6 - 11/22/2017
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jen, you’re doing great! Congratulations on so many successful days and on the weight loss too!
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Fairly strict Vanilla No S.
Starting Weight: 269 (17 July 2017)
Current Weight: 245.4 (23 November 2017)
Initial Goal Weight: 190
Final Goal Weight: Wherever my weight eventually settles on No S.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I borrowed the calendar from Vainglorious. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
🍁
Mr. GreenMr. GreenMr. GreenMr. Green Rolling Eyes 🍁🍁
Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes 12 13 🍁 🍁
16 🍁 18 19 20 🍁 🍁
23 24 25 26 27 🍁 🍁
30 🍁

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
🍁
Mr. GreenMr. GreenMr. GreenMr. Green Rolling Eyes 🍁🍁
Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes Mr. Green 13 🍁 🍁
16 🍁 18 19 20 🍁 🍁
23 24 25 26 27 🍁 🍁
30 🍁

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
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I am 5' 7"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 176#, BMI 27.6 - 11/22/2017
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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 Rolling Eyes

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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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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gingerpie wrote:
Quote:
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 Rolling Eyes

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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. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
🍁
Mr. GreenMr. GreenMr. GreenMr. Green Rolling Eyes 🍁🍁
Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes Mr. Green Rolling Eyes 🍁 🍁
16 🍁 18 19 20 🍁 🍁
23 24 25 26 27 🍁 🍁
30 🍁

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Water. Don't worry about it.

There. I have pronounced!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

There. I have pronounced!


I like the way you think. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy birthday! Sounds like you're doing really well.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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, 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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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OCTOBER
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Mr. GreenMr. GreenMr. GreenMr. Green Rolling Eyes 🍁🍁
Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes Mr. Green Rolling Eyes 🍁 🍁
Mr. Green 🍁Mr. Green 19 20 🍁 🍁
23 24 25 26 27 🍁 🍁
30 🍁

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday[/quote]
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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
🍁
Mr. GreenMr. GreenMr. GreenMr. GreenRolling Eyes 🍁🍁
Mr. GreenMr. GreenRolling EyesMr. GreenRolling Eyes 🍁 🍁
Mr. Green🍁Mr. GreenRolling Eyes 20 🍁 🍁
23 24 25 26 27 🍁 🍁
30 🍁

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
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🍁 = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

178.5 this morning. Happy Friday, all!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jen,

I'm glad to see you're doing well. Hope you enjoy your weekend.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Jen!

So excited to see that number dropping for you. Smile 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
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmmm...brownies. ❀️❀️❀️

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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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 Smile

The cider donuts sound awesome!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

178.5 this morning. Smile

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

OCTOBER
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Mr. GreenMr. GreenMr. GreenMr. GreenRolling Eyes 🍁🍁
Mr. GreenMr. GreenRolling EyesMr. GreenRolling Eyes 🍁 🍁
Mr. Green🍁Mr. GreenRolling Eyes Mr. Green 🍁 🍁
Mr. Green 24 25 26 27 🍁 🍁
30 🍁

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope you are feeling better today! Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 donΒ΄t feel exhausted. I will go to work today. HOWEVER I am pledging to go to sleep by 9:30 tonight.

OCTOBER
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Mr. GreenMr. GreenMr. GreenMr. GreenRolling Eyes 🍁🍁
Mr. GreenMr. GreenRolling EyesMr. GreenRolling Eyes 🍁 🍁
Mr. Green🍁Mr. GreenRolling Eyes Mr. Green 🍁 🍁
Mr. Green Rolling Eyes 25 26 27 🍁 🍁
30 🍁

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
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🍁 = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

Today is a new day and new opportunity for a green smiley face Smile Love you fall S day symbols btw.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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. Shocked 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
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Mr. GreenMr. GreenMr. GreenMr. GreenRolling Eyes 🍁🍁
Mr. GreenMr. GreenRolling EyesMr. GreenRolling Eyes 🍁 🍁
Mr. Green🍁Mr. GreenRolling Eyes Mr. Green 🍁 🍁
Mr. Green Rolling Eyes Mr. Green 26 27 🍁 🍁
30 🍁

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Halloween and my birthday
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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Hey, atta girl!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, great results for one month of No S! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
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Mr. GreenMr. GreenMr. GreenMr. GreenRolling Eyes 🍁🍁
Mr. GreenMr. GreenRolling EyesMr. GreenRolling Eyes 🍁 🍁
Mr. Green🍁Mr. GreenRolling Eyes Mr. Green 🍁 🍁
Mr. Green Rolling Eyes Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green🍁 🍁
Mr. Green 🍁

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
Mr. Green 2 3 🍁🍁
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13 14 15 16 17 🍁🍁
20 21 22 🍁 24 🍁🍁
27 28 29 30

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
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🍁 = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
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13 14 15 16 17 🍁🍁
20 21 22 🍁 24 🍁🍁
27 28 29 30

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday[/quote]
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes 🍁🍁
🍁 7 8 9 10 🍁🍁
13 14 15 16 17 🍁🍁
20 21 22 🍁 24 🍁🍁
27 28 29 30

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday[/img]
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes 🍁🍁
🍁 7 8 9 10 🍁🍁
13 14 15 16 17 🍁🍁
20 21 22 🍁 24 🍁🍁
27 28 29 30

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday[/img][/quote]
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes 🍁🍁
🍁 Mr. Green 8 9 10 🍁🍁
13 14 15 16 17 🍁🍁
20 21 22 🍁 24 🍁🍁
27 28 29 30

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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
Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes 🍁🍁
🍁 Mr. Green Mr. Green 9 10 🍁🍁
13 14 15 16 17 🍁🍁
20 21 22 🍁 24 🍁🍁
27 28 29 30

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You rock! Gratz on the run!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes 🍁🍁
🍁 Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green 10 🍁🍁
13 14 15 16 17 🍁🍁
20 21 22 🍁 24 🍁🍁
27 28 29 30

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes 🍁🍁
🍁 Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes🍁🍁
Mr. Green 14 15 16 17 🍁🍁
20 21 22 🍁 24 🍁🍁
27 28 29 30

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
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I'm a 48-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 176#, BMI 27.6 - 11/22/2017
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jenji



Joined: 26 Sep 2017
Posts: 121
Location: Cambridge

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes 🍁🍁
🍁 Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes🍁🍁
Mr. Green Mr. Green 15 16 17 🍁🍁
20 21 22 🍁 24 🍁🍁
27 28 29 30

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
_________________
I'm a 48-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 176#, BMI 27.6 - 11/22/2017
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Larkspur



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Posts: 275
Location: Pennsylvania

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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



Joined: 26 Sep 2017
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Location: Cambridge

PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes 🍁🍁
🍁 Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes🍁🍁
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green 16 17 🍁🍁
20 21 22 🍁 24 🍁🍁
27 28 29 30

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
_________________
I'm a 48-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 176#, BMI 27.6 - 11/22/2017
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jenji



Joined: 26 Sep 2017
Posts: 121
Location: Cambridge

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes 🍁🍁
🍁 Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes🍁🍁
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green 17 🍁🍁
20 21 22 🍁 24 🍁🍁
27 28 29 30

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
_________________
I'm a 48-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 176#, BMI 27.6 - 11/22/2017
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jenji



Joined: 26 Sep 2017
Posts: 121
Location: Cambridge

PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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. Rolling Eyes I feel very satisfied at least and will not eat anymore tonight.

NOVEMBER
Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes 🍁🍁
🍁 Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes🍁🍁
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green🍁🍁
Rolling Eyes 21 22 🍁 24 🍁🍁
27 28 29 30

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
_________________
I'm a 48-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 176#, BMI 27.6 - 11/22/2017
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jenji



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Posts: 121
Location: Cambridge

PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

NOVEMBER
Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes 🍁🍁
🍁 Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes🍁🍁
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green🍁🍁
Rolling Eyes Mr. Green 22 🍁 24 🍁🍁
27 28 29 30

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
_________________
I'm a 48-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 176#, BMI 27.6 - 11/22/2017
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jenji



Joined: 26 Sep 2017
Posts: 121
Location: Cambridge

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

NOVEMBER
Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes 🍁🍁
🍁 Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Rolling Eyes🍁🍁
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green🍁🍁
Rolling Eyes Mr. Green 22 🍁 24 🍁🍁
27 28 29 30

Mr. Green = I was good on this N day
Rolling Eyes = I wasn't as good as I'd hoped on this N day
🍁 = S day for fall - includes Thanksgiving and my kid's bday
_________________
I'm a 48-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 176#, BMI 27.6 - 11/22/2017
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