The Daily Snail

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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The Daily Snail

Post by snail » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:05 am

Starting again!
After so many cycles of losing weight then eventually gaining it all back to reach a new high I am committed to establishing habits that do not result in any type of rebound eating/rebound weight gain.
My barn having burned to the ground I can now see the moon.

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Re: The Daily Snail

Post by Soprano » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:09 am

Good luck

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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Re: The Daily Snail

Post by automatedeating » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:47 pm

I love your name!
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