Della's Monthly Check In

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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Post by DellaBea » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:41 pm

I've been doing No S for two weeks now and the slow progress is a little discouraging. I know that the important part is building the habit, so I'm hanging in there. My plates are slowly getting healthier and my S days are starting to calm down. I've also added shovel glove (not up to the full 14 minutes yet) and Urban Ranger (just barely). Hopefully as the weeks go by, I will get healthier and the exercise will increase.
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Post by DellaBea » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:51 pm

also, I did not mean to post this in the daily check in. :roll:

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Post by automatedeating » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:24 pm

maybe it's meant to be!! You can keep a check in thread here. How much weight do you have to lose? And how tall are you?
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Post by DellaBea » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:30 pm

Thanks. I'm 5'8 and would like to lose 50-60 lbs

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Post by DellaBea » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:56 pm

2 weeks and 1 day and still haven't had a red day. Meals are getting a bit healthier (the first week of plates were def not so healthy). Having a bit of a struggle with dinner. My dinner plate is not always the healthiest and I'm really hungry at dinner so I am still eating a big portion. Hopefully that will subside. O

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Post by Soprano » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:01 pm

Well done :)
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Post by DellaBea » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:14 pm

Day 16 - Actually feel like I might be gaining weight. I know that I'm still in the beginning stages of No S + plus extra S days around the holidays... I am going to stick with it. I am too scared to weigh myself. Think I will put that off until January 1st. :oops:

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Post by Soprano » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:45 pm

DellaBea wrote:Day 16 - Actually feel like I might be gaining weight. I know that I'm still in the beginning stages of No S + plus extra S days around the holidays... I am going to stick with it. I am too scared to weigh myself. Think I will put that off until January 1st. :oops:
No harm in not weighing yourself, concentrate on ingraining the habits. It took a few weeks for me to see much weightloss anyway and it did go up and down despite being hungry each meal time...

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Post by DellaBea » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:49 pm

Thank you. I really am trying to just hang in there and stay on habit. I really wanna cheat today but I won't. I'm not even hungry, I just want sugar.

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Post by automatedeating » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:18 pm

Maybe have an nice milky latte to get you through?
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Post by DellaBea » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:19 pm

This gum is helping me for the time being. Thanks lol
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Post by DellaBea » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:32 pm

I made it 3 weeks with no red days! I feel different now than I did 3 weeks ago. Cravings have most definitely calmed down. S days are not crazy. I feel like my habit is set in stone now. If only I could get on habit with shovelglove, that would be awesome. Having a hard time staying consistent with that one. In January I hope to be doing shovelglove 5 days a week and going for a walk at the gym every morning before work.
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Post by eschano » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:25 pm

Well done!!
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Post by DellaBea » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:30 pm

Today marks 4 weeks of No S. I've had one red day. This week I am focusing on eating healthier meals, exercising, and cutting back on the wine. If I could develop a habit of these 3 things, I will start dropping weight for sure.
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Post by automatedeating » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:28 am

DellaBea wrote:This week I am focusing on eating healthier meals, exercising, and cutting back on the wine. If I could develop a habit of these 3 things, I will start dropping weight for sure.
LOL those are three challenging things, in my book! It has been hugely difficult for me to habituate healthier meals, exercise is always a fiend, and wine?! I was trying a dry December but I think I'm already throwing in the towel. :roll: But good luck to you on your ambitious goals. :-)
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Post by ladybird30 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:22 am

Keep it up, you have made a good start.
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Post by DellaBea » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:43 pm

I was trying a dry December but I think I'm already throwing in the towel. :roll:
A dry December sounds absolutely horrible! Maybe a slow down December is in order lol Good luck and thanks for the support.
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Post by DellaBea » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:47 pm

Had a stupid red day last night.
I did perfect all day... for breakfast I had a veggie frittata, lunch I had pistachios and fruit, dinner I had chicken, veggies, and rice... everything was going great. Then, I drank some wine and absolutely had to have 4 crackers before bed. Can't believe I'd ruin a perfect green day over 4 crackers. :evil:
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Post by DellaBea » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:32 pm

Day 30! So far I've had 2 red days. I've incorporated exercise 3-5 days a week. It's not break neck exercise but its something... and I make sure to get it over with first thing in the morning. Right now my priorities are just staying on habit with No S and exercise and trying to not eat anything too crappy. I'm glad that I chose to do this during the holidays. I didn't want to be a newbie at the beginning of 2019. Kind of hoping to have all habits set in stone by that time.
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Post by eschano » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:36 pm

Sounds like you are doing brilliantly. Remember that even Reinhard writes that he averages 2 reds a month.
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Post by DellaBea » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:50 pm

Oh, good! I didn't realize that. :D
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Post by Whosonfirst » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:00 pm

DellaBea wrote:I made it 3 weeks with no red days! I feel different now than I did 3 weeks ago. Cravings have most definitely calmed down. S days are not crazy. I feel like my habit is set in stone now. If only I could get on habit with shovelglove, that would be awesome. Having a hard time staying consistent with that one. In January I hope to be doing shovelglove 5 days a week and going for a walk at the gym every morning before work.
I'm late to your posts, but think the highlight above is key. Glad to see you starting good habits. If you check my most recent check in, I comment on that very thing about daily walks.
Weekly goal = Five Green days in a row. I do a BMI check by looking in a mirror.
Orig. SW(7/2016)= 226/ SW(reboot) =217-3/7/18/
Current Wt= 210 -8/18

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Post by DellaBea » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:27 pm

I'm about 5 weeks in now. This time of year is not easy. There is just so much going on. Friend parties, family parties, work parties... I feel like there are S days all over the place. I try to stay moderate on these S days, but it does get out of hand from time to time. I will be happy when the holidays are over and everyday life is more sane! I haven't weighed myself yet. I was going to officially do that on January 1st and start tracking it monthly from there. I'm super nervous about this. I don't know if I'm prepared to know how much I weigh. :shock:
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Post by Soprano » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:07 pm

If you think weighing will have a negative impact wait until the 7th but commit to starting on the first or second

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Post by DellaBea » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:17 pm

Thank you. Thats good advice.
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Post by automatedeating » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:50 pm

I know this is a teensy bit controversial, but I say face your fears and get on that silly scale. It's just a scale - it can't bite us. :-)

Once you know where you stand (haha get it - stand?) you can make realistic plans.
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Post by DellaBea » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:07 pm

It's been a few weeks since my last update. I've been on habit for the most part and finally had the courage to weigh myself before going to the gym today (224) and now that I have that out of the way, I will start doing that once a month. Hopefully that is the biggest number I will ever see.
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Post by automatedeating » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:48 pm

Good job to have the courage to face the scale.
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Post by DellaBea » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:34 pm

Thank you. It was no fun but glad its out of the way!
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Post by DellaBea » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:12 pm

It's a miracle that I dragged my @$$ out of bed today to do shovelglove and walk on the treadmill at the gym before work. Some days are definitely harder than others. One of my goals is to lose 30 lbs this year which means I need to lose 2.5 lbs per month. That doesn't seem like a lot but I really hope that I am doing enough during my N days to make that happen.
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Post by automatedeating » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:40 pm

Yay for shovelglove!
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Post by DellaBea » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:54 pm

Tried something new yesterday. I ate a big lunch with 2 salmon filets, brown rice, and veggies and decided to fast for dinner. When I got a little hungry I had some tea. I think this is something that I could do once or twice a week to speed up weight loss. I woke up feeling fine and was able to do my walk and my shovelglove with no issues. Still haven't cracked into my breakfast yet and feel good.
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Post by lpearlmom » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:48 pm

Good for you on the exercise as well as the fasting. I do Intermittent fasting and really enjoy it.

Keep up the good work!
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Post by DellaBea » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:12 pm

lpearlmom wrote:Good for you on the exercise as well as the fasting. I do Intermittent fasting and really enjoy it.

Keep up the good work!
Thank you! It really wasn't bad at all. How often do you fast?
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Post by DellaBea » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:12 pm

First monthly weigh in today and I've lost 13 lbs! Couldn't be happier. Still doing No S and fasting lunch or dinner a few days a week. Once this cold weather moves past us, I can start exercising again. I hope next month is just as successful.
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Post by Octavia » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:44 pm

That’s amazing, Della! Here’s to another successful month.

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Post by Soprano » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:41 pm

Well done that's great news :)

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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:03 pm

Della, that is AMAZING! Well done! xx

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Post by DellaBea » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:08 am

Thanks you guys! I appreciate it. Changing your life is not easy but I’m doing my best!
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Post by automatedeating » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:34 pm

Wow - 13 pounds down already! That's great, your body is really responding and seems happy to oblige the new and reasonable habits! I'm excited for you - and glad that you stuck with your Daily Check-in thread even though you started it on accident last year! :D
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Post by DellaBea » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:18 pm

Another monthly weigh in and I’m down anoth 5lbs for a total weight loss of 18 lbs since January. Really hoping to finally get under 200 by my April check in. Only 6 more lbs to go!! Still staying on habit and fasting lunch or dinner a few times a week.
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Post by automatedeating » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:09 pm

Yay! Here's to a successful spring!
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Post by Soprano » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:53 am

Great loss well done

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