Committing to NOS in October!

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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PiPhi1993
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Committing to NOS in October!

Post by PiPhi1993 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:25 pm

After being on and off all summer, I’m recommitting to NOS for the whole month of October! Going straight vanilla NOS, weekends will be my “S” days and 2 special days this month - my birthday and HALLOWEEN!!
My big downfall has been between lunch and dinner, and sweets. Trying to eat good lunches this week so I can make that stretch.
Committed to keeping sweets to my S days.

Oct 1 - N day - SUCCESS
B - plain yogurt, muffin, berries
L - vegetable curry and quinoa
D - minestrone soup and bread

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Re: Committing to NOS in October!

Post by automatedeating » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:11 am

Happy October!! I hope you have a great NoS month. :-)
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; 10/19-21.8

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Re: Committing to NOS in October!

Post by PiPhi1993 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:07 pm

Well after a few stumbles...going for my first 21 day.
Today - N day - success!
B - burrito
L - veggie sandwich
D - green olive pasta and salad

2 S days coming up. Then back at it next week.
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Re: Committing to NOS in October!

Post by BackToThin » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:09 am

Hello. Hope you're birthday season and No-S dieting is going well. We're over half way through the month. Finish strong!
Began No-S, 2/15/19 @179.8 No-S Patience Right Now: NONE, 2/27/19, 181.4
Left for Calorie Counting due to complete lack of patience.
11/6/19: 144.4
Coming back to No-S soon; I'm sick of calorie counting.

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Re: Committing to NOS in October!

Post by PiPhi1993 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:05 pm

Finished up the weekend with pretty reasonable S days, nothing crazy. Back to N days! 5 days in, 16 more to join the 21 day club!

Yesterday -
B - homemade banana muffin with almond butter
L - black bean soup and and apple
D - rice, cod, Naan

Today -
B - bagel with avocado and hummus
L - farro and veggie soup and an apple
D - pasta with clams and a salad

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Re: Committing to NOS in October!

Post by PiPhi1993 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:40 pm

10/23 N day - Success!
B - toast with peanut butter
L - banana break with nut butter and a bowl of soup
D - chicken with broccoli, fingerling potatoes and an empanada

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Re: Committing to NOS in October!

Post by PiPhi1993 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:50 am

10/27 - N day - success!
B - scrambled eggs, pear, and banana bread
L - turkey sandwich and chips
D - kale salad with goat cheese and artichoke heart toasts

10 days down, 11 to go!

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Re: Committing to NOS in October!

Post by automatedeating » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:34 am

yum, I LOVE goat cheese.
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; 10/19-21.8

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Re: Committing to NOS in October!

Post by liveitup » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:00 am

You can do it!
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. --Epictetus
BMI Goal: 23.0
Progress: 10/2019 - 26.5

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