honey's 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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honey's check-in

Post by honey » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:32 pm

Back to No S after some serious comfort eating/drinking.

Day 1 (yesterday) Success

Breakfast - Fruit & natural yogurt

Lunch - Burger & fries

Dinner - Nachos

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Day 2 Success

Breakfast - Marmite toast

Lunch - tomato, cucumber & goats cheese wrap with strawberries and blueberries.

Dinner - Sausages, roast potatoes, carrots and broccoli.

Currently a bit hungry so I thought I'd pop on here quick to log a success so I don't give in to temptation :wink:

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Re: honey's check-in

Post by automatedeating » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:27 am

Hi honey! Welcome back on the boards. :-)
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

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Re: honey's check-in

Post by honey » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:02 am

Hi automatedeating, thank you! :)

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Re: honey's check-in

Post by honey » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:28 am

Day 3 - success

B - omlette & mushrooms

L - Veggie & goats cheese wrap, strawberries & blueberries

D - chicken tacos.

I had a glass of wine last night, I was intending to go alcohol free until Oct 2nd but caved! I've now decided to go alcohol free for September.

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Re: honey's check-in

Post by honey » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:29 am

Day 4 - Fail

Well I was fine all day, easily resisting cake in the afternoon then dinner plans changed due to oven packing up so I had some crackers as a snack then as I'd already failed I also had some chocolate :roll: before eating a takeaway pizza later.

Bit peeved but ah well ....

B - toast

L- Cheese roll, strawberries & crisps

Cheating snack - 4 x cracker & 4 chunks galaxy

D - Domino's takeaway

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Re: honey's check-in

Post by automatedeating » Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:14 pm

Your oven broke? That would definitely be hard to keep green, especially in these early days reestablishing habit! So sorry - what's the timeline for getting oven fixed/buying a new one?
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

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Re: honey's check-in

Post by honey » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:57 am

Hi automatedeating,

Yes the heating element blew halfway through dinner! I've ordered the new part so hopefully it'll be here by the end of the week so we can fit it at the weekend.

My S day weekend wasn't too crazy, however yesterday was another fail. I was back to work after the 6 weeks holiday. I skipped breakfast due to the chaos of the morning then ate biscuits in the training course. I also ended up stopping late at work - ugh! I'd like another 6 weeks off please. Luckily I'm not in for the next 2 training days so I need to get my act together by Thursday!

B - skipped

Snack - two biscuits

L - work buffet (easily stuck to 1 plate)

Snack - two biscuits

Very late dinner - chicken, halloumi, salad & flatbread

Also, 2 glasses of wine in the evening so my no drink in September is also not going very well. I don't worry about my other drinks through the day as I only like water or black coffee with no sugar.

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Re: honey's check-in

Post by automatedeating » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:28 pm

My workplace is horrible for junk food temptations. On the bright side, it was so predictable that junk food appears that I was able to develop a pretty high tolerance to seeing it around. I don't even register it as "food" at this point, although it has been 6 years of learning to ignore it.

My work is all about "tolerance" and avoiding "micro-aggressions". I'm so fed up with the junk food display (and just constant food, even healthy snacks constantly around) that I'm about to declare free food passed around during breaks as a "micro-aggression" to my way of eating. :lol: :mrgreen:
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

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Re: honey's check-in

Post by honey » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:24 am

That's a good way to think of it! I'm normally quite good at avoiding the staffroom "treats"

It was our youngest daughter's last day off yesterday before starting secondary school today :shock: we had a lovely day out and I did have an ice-cream so unfortunately another fail. The annoying thing is that the ice cream was overpriced and not very nice!

B - Apple & strawberries

L - Crackers, apple & wotsits

Snack - disappointing ice-cream

D - Sausage roll & prosseco

Not a very nutritious day of eating 🙁 Previously I would now be thinking well I've messed this week up, might as well start next week. I'm not doing that, I know where I'm going wrong, I just need to keep trying.

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Re: honey's check-in

Post by automatedeating » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:23 pm

Good job to recognize that it's the long-time pattern that matters, not perfection in one day.
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

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Re: honey's check-in

Post by honey » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:15 pm

Thanks auto!

Well I haven't checked in for about a week due to dropping my phone in the washing up bowl so I couldn't access the site - it's been a shocking week so I would have been checking in fails anyway.

I'm out for a meal tonight, back on it tomorrow. I need to do this for myself.

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