First post...inspired to change~

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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First post...inspired to change~

Post by nosmom » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:51 pm

I'm new here and excited about No-S. I have had bingeing and overeating in my past and have created some very deep ingrained habits.
I'm starting No-S today.
I'm realistic that tonight, when I usually go hog-wild on candy and treats, that I will feel uncomfortable, anxious, and a little crazy because there hasn't been one night in years that I haven't satisfied my intense urges for too much food.
It will be new, weird, and a little tough but I can do it.
I can feel discomfort. There's always enough, another meal ahead, and I love my body enough to stop giving it more than it needs (and less junk).

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Post by Soprano » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:19 am

Good luck, its my first day here too

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

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