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oolala53



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

PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:29 pm    Post subject: April Challenge Reply with quote

Month four (4) 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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butterfly1000



Joined: 25 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erased everything.
Wish I could stick to it but I can't seem to do it Sad


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Dalia negra



Joined: 10 Jan 2018
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's go for it!


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oolala53



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

PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Solitary Eating on S days unless at social event

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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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oolala53



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

update below
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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: Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in!

I'll be tracking No-S as well as 6k steps a day. I'll be increasing the amount of steps every week by 500 if i have a whole green week.

No-S:
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Embarassed Embarassed Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Very Happy Very Happy
Embarassed Embarassed Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Very Happy Very Happy
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Very Happy Very Happy
Embarassed Mr. Green Embarassed Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green
Mr. Green

7k steps
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Mr. Green Embarassed Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Embarassed Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green
Mr. Green Mr. Green Embarassed Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green
Mr. Green

9- Upped my steps goal to 6.5k steps
23 - New steps goal: 7k a day.


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Soprano



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a great first week, good luck everyone, enjoy your weekend Smile

Jx
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AlphaBeta



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Late to the party! But I have been slipping of late! Seems like every 2 or 3 days, I am craving - and caving in - and wanting to eat everything in sight. (Especially sweet treats such as chocolates and cake!) Did No S sucessfully around 5 yrs ago, in fact I eventually got to the stage where I only ate 3 times a day every day, No S's at all! Lost most of my weight this way. Over the past year or two, have gained more than a few lbs due to redisovering my sweet tooth and not avoiding the WTH effect!! My goal as my signature says is to try to break this habit and I hope by allowing myself S Days or S Events on S Days, I can get back on track.

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No S Returnee: 4/13/18
CW: 135 lbs
Goal: Lose 5-10 lbs but more importantly, to feel at peace with food for the rest of my life


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oolala53



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back, AB! A little curious about the green filled in for the whole month. Maybe it will be a self-fulfilling prophecy? I'd like that.

Even after all this time, I find that my desires vary over the course of weeks. I don't know why some people get into a groove and stay there: biologically, there's actually more reason for ease and resistance cycles to exist. But it's the interpretation of the resistance that I suspect makes a big difference, that is, if someone believes it should get and stay easy, it's going to be harder to take resistance in stride. If it's just considered part of the pattern, and not some personal failure, nor an excruciating burden that will always have to be borne, it's easier to minimize the "work" and maximize the benefit.

Update below
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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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HeatherG



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I join in for the rest of April - a few weeks away.
I wish I understood my waxing and waning determination more! It is high just now - so here goes! Well done to others for maintaining motivation in March - March went sideways for me. Wishing your strength in the small things.
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elegantportions



Joined: 19 May 2014
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update below.
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EP
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: Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EP, I don’t know what your S days have been like, but I see 70% compliance on N days. And you still have two weeks to raise the percentage. I hope you have lots of nights where your head hits the pillow after your having marked a green.
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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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AlphaBeta



Joined: 13 Apr 2018
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL! Love the analogy, Oolala! I had a bit of trouble re-creating the calendar, particularly the icons, so I just cut n paste as much as I could, intending to edit later. However, I kinda like the idea of having all greens in advance, maybe it will help me stick with the plan better...??
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No S Returnee: 4/13/18
CW: 135 lbs
Goal: Lose 5-10 lbs but more importantly, to feel at peace with food for the rest of my life
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oolala53



Joined: 06 Oct 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

update below
_________________
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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milliem



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit of a NoS break due to a stressful life situation (basically a few weeks of fails and S days!) but back on it this week, determined to start eating sensibly again!

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Going to log fails and 'funny stuff' in this challenge thread:

18/4 - two scoops of vanilla light ice cream and a chocolate bar after dinner
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elegantportions



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Embarassed Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Embarassed Cool
Cool Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Embarassed Mr. Green Cool
Cool Mr. Green Embarassed Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Cool
Cool Mr. Green Cool Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Cool
Cool Mr. Green

April is being a real struggle:
04/02 Continued Easter-size portions of everything, 2d deviled egg.
04/06 2d burrito
04/12 succumbed to dessert at a dinner meeting
04/17 UGH! Too much pizza & then bread sticks instead of carrot sticks
04/24 Legitimate S-Day, oldest son's 30th birthday. Almost got away with just a slice of birthday cake but then kept eating other Ss as well. Rolling Eyes
Glad to have this month finally over.
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EP
5'5" Female Age 61
Annual Dec BMI = 26.7-24.7-23.1-25.8-27.2


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elegantportions



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oolala,
Thank you very much for the encouragement!
S Days have been so-so, not too bad.
Last Thursday & Friday felt much better, so here's hoping the SLOG is over for now...
I am definitely finding that drinking water to get me over the hump or getting more sleep helps a ton.
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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: Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No S's on S days unless at social event/ in public

Arrow Arrow Arrow Arrow Arrow Arrow Smile
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Embarassed Smile Smile
Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Smile Smile
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green 19 20 Smile Smile
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30 Arrow Arrow Arrow Arrow Arrow Arrow

A crazy jag started last Friday when between breakfast and lunch, I ate free popcorn made by the Spec Ed students in my charge at my sub job. I don't like thinking that I may have set myself up by being too strict in the weeks before. I wasn't intending to be and if felt rather natural. I've relaxed my standards from Vanilla in my own mind for a few days, just glad not to be buying copious sweets after work. I've got to be mindful of where the urges are coming from. Just have to go through withdrawal again.

EXERCISE

Arrow Arrow Arrow Arrow Arrow Arrow Mr. Green
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Embarassed
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Embarassed Mr. Green Embarassed
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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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