Hayley's Daily 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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Hayz88
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Hayley's Daily Check In

Post by Hayz88 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:21 pm

I've decided to return to No S, after a long time of not sticking to it.

I weighed myself a few days ago, around the 16th, and was 219 lbs. I'll weigh again on the 23rd, and weekly thereafter.

Today has been a SUCCESS. :D

I've had two square meals + a breakfast of coffee (I was working a 24 hr shift and was busy this morning). Overall, I'm delighted at how today has gone, and I'm looking forward to another successful Nday tomorrow.
Starting again 19/08/2019.
Starting weight: 219 lbs.
Highest ever weight: 239 lbs.
Current weight: 219 lbs.

Hayz88
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Re: Hayley's Daily Check In

Post by Hayz88 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:12 pm

Today has been a failure - I have constantly grazed today. :(

Back on it tomorrow.
Starting again 19/08/2019.
Starting weight: 219 lbs.
Highest ever weight: 239 lbs.
Current weight: 219 lbs.

automatedeating
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Re: Hayley's Daily Check In

Post by automatedeating » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:18 pm

Hi Hayley! Good luck tomorrow.

A recent thought I've considered is that some people might do better to start with 4 meals a day. Plan for it ahead of time, and have a planned mid-afternoon snack, or perhaps some people would do better with a planned pre-bed snack. That is a little less scary in the beginning.
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3; 8/14-24.5; 5/15-26.2; 1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6; 8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9; 3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8; 1/19-23.4; 2/19-22.7; 3/19-22.1

Candace
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Re: Hayley's Daily Check In

Post by Candace » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:13 pm

Good luck tomorrow Hayley!
53 year old female. Height 5' 5.5". Goal: 145 lb. Stretch goal: 140 lb.
Weight 6/14/2019: 155 lb.
8/3/2019: 151 lb.
8/24/2019: 149 lb.

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