May challenge

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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Dalia negra
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May challenge

Post by Dalia negra » Tue May 01, 2018 8:54 am

A for it girls!

This month I want to try a challenge not to weigh myself until June 1. I will use Habitcal for that.

No S:

30 01 02 03 04 05 06
07 08 09 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31


No scale:


30 01 02 03 04 05 06
07 08 09 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
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Post by butterfly1000 » Tue May 01, 2018 12:22 pm

One day at a time for me.

No sweets

01: 🔴 (chocolate bar after supper)
02: ✅
03: 🔴 (ice cream in the afternoon)
04: ✅
05: 🔴 (dessert after supper - theoretically since it’s Saturday I would put a yellow - but I had a second piece in the evening so I mark it red)
06: 🔴 (chocolate bar)
07: 🔴 (after supper rice pudding topped off with big bowl of cereal - out of control eating)
08: 🔴 rice pudding in the evening
09: 🔴 rice pudding again
10: ✅
11:

Walk or other exercise minimum 15 min/day
(will be happy with 4 times per week as a start)

01: ✅ 20 min walk
02: ✅ 25 min walk
03: 🔴
04: 🔴
05: 🔴
06: 🔴
07: 🔴 (for the exercise, in my defense, I’ve have had a bad cold for the last 2 weeks and just getting my work day done has taken the little energy I had left)
08: ✅ 15 min walk
09: ✅ 25 min walk
10: 🔴
11:
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Post by Soprano » Tue May 01, 2018 12:31 pm

I'd like to challenge myself to only weigh once a week.

Like the idea of a month but that would be pushing it :)

Jx
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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Nic

Post by niccofive » Tue May 01, 2018 1:48 pm

I'm in on my first challenge!

Mine is Vanilla NoS-

:arrow: :arrow: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :smile:
:smile: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :smile:
:smile: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :smile: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :smile:
:smile: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :smile:
:smile: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I'm doing no-weigh-May and will weigh in on or around June 7 due to company coming in and my DD's wedding shower in early June.

Notes:
Wednesday evening will be a NWS day because I am doing wedding cake tasting with my DD.

Final Note:

Good month!! NoS was great- stayed on track, with one NWS for a cake tasting day with my DD for her upcoming wedding.

DID NOT WEIGH for all of May; will weigh sometime in the first week or so of June after the bridal shower and company leaves town.
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-Nic

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Re: Nic

Post by Marina » Tue May 01, 2018 11:29 pm

I'll keep on tracking No-S days and steps. Good luck everybody!

No-S
:arrow: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:oops: :oops: :oops: :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:shock: :shock: :oops: 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31

8k steps
:arrow: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:oops: :oops: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:shock: :shock: :mrgreen: 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31

1 - Upped my steps to 8k. I expect to be walking 10k steps by the end of this month since i've been having very little pain and feel actually excited to exercise.

8 and 9 - Two really hard and exhaustive days. I really need to rest. Work is crazy and life is always a hurry. :cry:

12 - 16 - I'been sick and my eating was all over the place... meaning sometimes i ate several times a day but really small quantities or i just couldn't eat at other times. This emoticon :shock: is for the days when i was at my worst and i have no idea if they should be green or red. I'm still not 100% but i'm back to my 8k steps and my 3 meals a day.
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Post by Marina » Wed May 02, 2018 1:21 pm

Bump

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Re: Nic

Post by oolala53 » Thu May 03, 2018 4:19 am

update below
Last edited by oolala53 on Fri May 04, 2018 5:33 am, edited 2 times in total.
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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Post by Soprano » Thu May 03, 2018 5:13 pm

It's only this challenge that's keeping me off the scales :)

Jx
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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Post by Dalia negra » Thu May 03, 2018 7:21 pm

Ohhh ... how happy I am, Soprano! :) I have failed miserably in not weighing myself, but we are only on the third day of the month, so I am still in time to achieve it. Tomorrow I will try not to step on the scale.

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Post by Soprano » Thu May 03, 2018 8:34 pm

Dalia negra wrote:Ohhh ... how happy I am, Soprano! :) I have failed miserably in not weighing myself, but we are only on the third day of the month, so I am still in time to achieve it. Tomorrow I will try not to step on the scale.
Hey if I can do it so can you. I have one more day then it's a week.

It's killing me though, my dress felt looser today and I'm dying to know :)

Jx
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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Post by Bean&Sprout » Thu May 03, 2018 8:41 pm

Vanilla No S:
29 30 01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10 11 12
13
14 15 16 17 18 19
20
21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28
29 30 31


NWS Notes:
01 - 40th birthday! :)
03 - 40th birthday celebration at work!
28 - Memorial Day
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Post by niccofive » Thu May 03, 2018 11:23 pm

Looking good, everyone! Keep it up! :D
-Nic

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Post by Dalia negra » Fri May 04, 2018 4:48 am

Soprano wrote:
Dalia negra wrote:Ohhh ... how happy I am, Soprano! :) I have failed miserably in not weighing myself, but we are only on the third day of the month, so I am still in time to achieve it. Tomorrow I will try not to step on the scale.
Hey if I can do it so can you. I have one more day then it's a week.

It's killing me though, my dress felt looser today and I'm dying to know :)

Jx


Image


It's fantastic!!!!!

Today I have returned to weigh me. And my weight takes my hair so much (I'm only 100 grams away from seeing a drop) that now I do not regret it until after this month.
Really, sometimes I think there's an evil little man laughing inside her ...
:twisted: :lol: :lol:

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Post by oolala53 » Fri May 04, 2018 5:32 am

update below
Last edited by oolala53 on Thu May 10, 2018 12:47 am, edited 2 times in total.
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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Post by Soprano » Sun May 06, 2018 8:09 pm

First week a success I stayed off the scales until Saturday morning :)

Will weigh on Friday next week as we go away for the weekend

Jx
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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Post by Dalia negra » Tue May 08, 2018 4:49 am

It's fantastic Soprano! :D

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Post by oolala53 » Thu May 10, 2018 12:47 am

update below
Last edited by oolala53 on Mon May 14, 2018 1:48 am, edited 3 times in total.
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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Post by Soprano » Thu May 10, 2018 6:05 am

oolala53 wrote::arrow: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :) :)
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: 09 10 11 :) :)
14 15 16 17 18 :) :)
21 22 23 24 25 :) :)
28 29 30 31 :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:

Official One Minute Workout daily
:arrow: :arrow: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 :arrow:
Doing well

Jx
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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Post by elegantportions » Sat May 12, 2018 12:33 am

05/03 Dreary day wonderful bowl of stew for supper. I did not need the 2d roll.
05/04 Middle son's graduation party followed immediately by meeting means no time for dinner. Snacks at the meeting were irresistible.
05/10 Dessert at dinner meeting.
EP
5'5" Female Age 62
Dec 2018 Year 5 BMI = 25.8 with too many red days

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Post by oolala53 » Mon May 14, 2018 1:47 am

Couldn't you count the snacks at the meeting as your dinner that day?
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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Post by oolala53 » Mon May 14, 2018 1:48 am

Thanks, EP.
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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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Post by elegantportions » Mon May 14, 2018 3:11 pm

oolala53 wrote:Couldn't you count the snacks at the meeting as your dinner that day?
Sure, that was my original plan. BUT I took some of the awful sweet decadent dessert instead of sticking with the healthy nuts & cheese. :roll:
My lack of enjoyment for that sweet should be a good lesson, hopefully well learned. Thanks for your compassion.
EP
5'5" Female Age 62
Dec 2018 Year 5 BMI = 25.8 with too many red days

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Post by niccofive » Mon May 14, 2018 11:55 pm

It's almost mid-May!
Let's keep going strong!
-Nic

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Post by Dalia negra » Tue May 15, 2018 4:52 am

Yesterday was the first green day without a scale. Yihaaaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!!!!

:D :D :D

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Post by Soprano » Tue May 15, 2018 11:29 am

Dalia negra wrote:Yesterday was the first green day without a scale. Yihaaaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!!!!

:D :D :D
Well done, so far I have stuck to weekly :)

Jx
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Post by Dalia negra » Thu May 17, 2018 5:20 am

Congratulations Soprano, I'm glad!

I've been three days, and I've realized that what seems impossible to change, with the habit becomes infinitely easier. This morning I did not even have to think about it, I did not get on the scale and that's it!

I will try to arrive until June 1 as I proposed :)

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Post by oolala53 » Thu May 17, 2018 5:20 am

Great job, those of you who are on a "scale diet." I also see a few people having a good week. No reason May can't stay green, even if there were failures.

:arrow: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :) :)
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :)
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 17 18 :) :)
21 22 23 24 25 :) :)
28 29 30 31 :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:

Official One Minute Workout daily
:arrow: :arrow: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 :arrow:
Last edited by oolala53 on Thu May 24, 2018 3:34 am, edited 1 time in total.
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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Post by Dalia negra » Thu May 17, 2018 5:27 am

Thank you, oolala, you showed me that when I started with No S and that marked a very important change :wink: :)

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Post by niccofive » Tue May 22, 2018 11:15 pm

How are the no-weighers doing?
Holding strong and have not weighed all of May. Plan on keeping it that way until June 7 or thereabouts!
-Nic

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Post by oolala53 » Thu May 24, 2018 3:36 am

:arrow: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :) :)
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :)
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :) :)
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 24 25 :) :)
28 29 30 31 :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:

Official One Minute Workout daily
:arrow: :arrow: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 :arrow:
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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Post by niccofive » Tue May 29, 2018 1:46 pm

Bean&Sprout wrote:Vanilla No S:
29 30 01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10 11 12
13
14 15 16 17 18 19
20
21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28
29 30 31


NWS Notes:
01 - 40th birthday! :)
03 - 40th birthday celebration at work!
28 - Memorial Day
WELL DONE BEAN&SPROUT!
-Nic

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Post by Bean&Sprout » Tue May 29, 2018 2:09 pm

niccofive wrote:WELL DONE BEAN&SPROUT!
Thank you, Niccofive! This is probably my 4th return to No S, and it has finally clicked. :)

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Post by elegantportions » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:57 pm

05/03 Dreary day wonderful bowl of stew for supper. I did not need the 2d roll.
05/04 Middle son's graduation party followed immediately by meeting means no time for dinner. Snacks at the meeting were irresistible.
05/10 Dessert at dinner meeting.
05/11 Ugh! Jelly beans were the gateway to permasnacking after dinner.
05/14 Mother's Day homemade ice cream just won't keep til Saturday.
05/15 Final serving of homemade ice cream.
Mended the fence!
Rest of the month was green except for NWS Memorial Day.
EP
5'5" Female Age 62
Dec 2018 Year 5 BMI = 25.8 with too many red days

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