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MaggieMae



Joined: 01 Nov 2015
Posts: 566
Location: Ohio, USA

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi everyone! Just popped in to catch up and see how everyone is doing with the challenge.
I haven't been active a lot lately on here or100% faithful to NO S but not giving up! plugging on. Haha.
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elegantportions



Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 98
Location: Montana

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update below.
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5'5" Female Age 61
Annual Dec BMI = 26.7-24.7-23.1-25.8-27.2


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Merry



Joined: 22 Sep 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been crazy busy with work lately but am still keeping on and will check in from time to time!
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29 lbs. down, 34 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Chotzinoff



Joined: 26 Oct 2017
Posts: 35
Location: Austin Texas

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just looked at four months of habit cal and noted:

--I accomplished a 21-day compliant streak at the end of December/Early January.
--February was about half green, half red. I got sick and everything fell apart. This is not an excuse, just an explanation.
--In March I decided to be way more honest about marking days red. Sometimes I'll have a great day, but eat a few bites of something after dinner. I used to mark that green, so I don't know about the validity of the 21-day streak mentioned above.
--Due to the new honesty in record-keeping policy, March has splashes of red in it, but for some reason, they have helped me get back on track much faster.Something about lying to myself made it easier to start over-eating.
--My goal is to get a 21-day streak for real. I have 3 days so far.
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oolala53



Joined: 06 Oct 2008
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Location: San Diego, CA USA

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bumping this up in this first week of the second quarter of 2018.
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Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 8 years & counting
Age 64
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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elegantportions



Joined: 19 May 2014
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Location: Montana

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update below.
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5'5" Female Age 61
Annual Dec BMI = 26.7-24.7-23.1-25.8-27.2


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oolala53



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good or bad, let's check in. If you've been posting regularly to you thread, feel free to copy and past the link here.

I've been experimenting with changing what's on my plate for only the first three days of the week. I am doing it for other purposes than weight loss. It's a change that would be painful if I thought I had to do it every day. I'm committed to it until the summer solstice. If I don't feel it's worth the result, I'll stop then. Given that it's only 3 days at a time, and that I want to see if it will really do what I'd like, it's been pretty easy to stick to. It makes going back to my regular routine seem like a party! It's been only a few weeks so it might feel easier and routine as time goes on.
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Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 8 years & counting
Age 64
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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Marina



Joined: 03 Jun 2017
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Location: Brazil

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello all!

Would it be weird if i were to join this challenge now, in MAY?
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Soprano



Joined: 08 Mar 2018
Posts: 291
Location: UK

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not at all just join in.

I only started in March but am pleased so far with how it is going


Jx
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Dalia negra



Joined: 10 Jan 2018
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Location: Barcelona (Spain)

PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that I had aimed for this challenge. Maybe I saw it too far for me and I did not know if I would be able to stay that long in No S.
Now I am sure that I am capable and I ask the same as Marina. Can I join now?
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oolala53



Joined: 06 Oct 2008
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Location: San Diego, CA USA

PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome! I think it's a perfect time to join. We still have half the year to go. And to "train" for the holidays Never too early to get ready for them.

You can participate any way you like, but most people have started an individual thread and check in here only periodically. Or they track on the monthly challenge. But you don't have to do that, either. You can just keep track on your own and catch us up once in awhile.

Finish May as green as possible!
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Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 8 years & counting
Age 64
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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elegantportions



Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 98
Location: Montana

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have committed to check in here at least once a month for the year.
If I have not posted again by July 15, then someone please PM me & ask what's up.

Jan - post-holiday mania, solid red
Feb - first half still red, but then solid green
Mar - Solid green except for 1 NWS - made 21 Day Club
Apr - A real slog, but I survived with only 4 reds.
May - Still a struggle, 6 reds, but last half of month was solid green.
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5'5" Female Age 61
Annual Dec BMI = 26.7-24.7-23.1-25.8-27.2
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oolala53



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dat's a lot of green for the year, it seems to me. Smile
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Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 8 years & counting
Age 64
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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MaggieMae



Joined: 01 Nov 2015
Posts: 566
Location: Ohio, USA

PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Checking in! I keep saying I'm going to get back into the monthly challenges but never do. Been doing too mch emotional eating! Boooo! Not giving up. I'm trying to stop watching and reading about diets but it is truly an addiction! The past week I've been doing better though.
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oolala53



Joined: 06 Oct 2008
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Location: San Diego, CA USA

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MM, go on a "diet book" diet. And a media one, too. It IS a kind of addiction. It feeds this fantasy of the perfect body and all the admiration and approval we believe will come with it. This makes our brain feel good! But then, we need more and more, and the discrepancy between what is and what we think we should have gets stronger and we feel worse and worse!

You can do it!
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Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 8 years & counting
Age 64
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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elegantportions



Joined: 19 May 2014
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Location: Montana

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

June - still plugging away. Down 7 lbs. since Jan 1.
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5'5" Female Age 61
Annual Dec BMI = 26.7-24.7-23.1-25.8-27.2
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oolala53



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost half done. Good going!
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Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 8 years & counting
Age 64
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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elegantportions



Joined: 19 May 2014
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Location: Montana

PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

July - Yikes! 7 days of funny stuff. Not sure whether to count as red or NWS since we had out of state guests. NoS is definitely easier for me when it is just a normal routine day with no social temptations. Oh well, there were still 15 days of green, so I made a good effort.
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Annual Dec BMI = 26.7-24.7-23.1-25.8-27.2
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jenji



Joined: 26 Sep 2017
Posts: 417
Location: Cambridge

PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not been commenting here, but I'm still in. I mostly do my daily check-in thread instead. My one-year No S anniversary will be in late September.

I've been using the HabitCal to track my success and failure days.
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Current weight 167#, BMI 25.8 - 8/8/2018
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elegantportions



Joined: 19 May 2014
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Location: Montana

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aug - Only 2 Fails.
When I follow NoS rules, I see & feel results. It's still hard, but the commitment to check in here publicly makes it more doable for me to comply.
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5'5" Female Age 61
Annual Dec BMI = 26.7-24.7-23.1-25.8-27.2
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oolala53



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little over 25% of the year left, and probably the most important two months: last chance to "train" for the holidays.
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Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 8 years & counting
Age 64
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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elegantportions



Joined: 19 May 2014
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Location: Montana

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sep - off to a bad start but finished the month solid green

jenji & oolala, thanks for commenting.
I was starting to feel like the Lone Ranger.
Maggie Mae, I hope you are still on board.
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Annual Dec BMI = 26.7-24.7-23.1-25.8-27.2
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