One s at a time

No Snacks, no sweets, no seconds. Except on Days that start with S. Too simple for you? Simple is why it works. Look here for questions, introductions, support, success stories.

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Kates
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One s at a time

Post by Kates » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:21 pm

Hum.......I managed to mess up my very first day! I had a snack, and then thought “ what’s the pointâ€.

So I think I will concentrate on snacking as that seems to be my gateway behaviour.

So this week I shall let’s the seconds look after themselves, same for the sweets....except they are ALWAYS snacks too. So if I just tell myself it’s no
snacks this week I may do better.

Kates
No SNACKS Kate!

jenji
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Post by jenji » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:19 am

Hang in there! Mistakes are to be expected at first.
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 Nov 22, 2017 4:12 am

Old habits are hard to break! Next time you accidentally have a snack, be ready for that "what's the point?" question. Many of us celebrate the victories we have on red days, such as not eating the whole bag but instead stopping when we remember, not letting the whole day go because of one mistake etc... Sometimes these types of progress mean more than a "perfect" day. Hang in there!
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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Kates
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Post by Kates » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:19 am

Merry wrote:Old habits are hard to break! Next time you accidentally have a snack, be ready for that "what's the point?" question. Many of us celebrate the victories we have on red days, such as not eating the whole bag but instead stopping when we remember, not letting the whole day go because of one mistake etc... Sometimes these types of progress mean more than a "perfect" day. Hang in there!
Thank you for this, and also jenji, I just feel a bit of a twit not getting through the first day! It certainly shows how much I snack on automatic!

Today has gone well though, I found myself looking in the cupboard.....but shut it and made a cup of tea instead. I count this a major victory.
No SNACKS Kate!

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Post by jenji » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:35 am

Kates wrote: Thank you for this, and also jenji, I just feel a bit of a twit not getting through the first day! It certainly shows how much I snack on automatic!
Me too, lady, me too.
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 oolala53 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:46 am

Welcome! It's common for people to chastise themselves, but not necessary. In fact, as most of here know, it's also bafflingly typical to go overboard with small mistakes. It's called the What the Hell effect (literally, that's what researchers often call it) and is one of the main things successful "losers" say they realized they had to get over for success. We help each other with that a lot.

You might also check out this thread:
https://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=3883

It's perfectly reasonable to wean yourself off the S's one at a time though of course weight loss will be different. But that is more than made up for by the foundation of habit. It's always easier to shave food off then to plunge to low levels and then get stuck. There else is there to go when losses stall?
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
Age 65
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
Jan/12-26.8
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
Mar/18 22.2

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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