Yellowtulips 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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yellowtulips
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Yellowtulips Check In

Post by yellowtulips » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:21 am

I have been No-Sing on and off for much too long. I am going for the 21 day club ... which will be a wonderful Christmas Present to myself ...

Day 1: 12/4/19 :mrgreen: Good Day. No issues in 3 meals 1 plate. Actually felt very good to eat 'normally.'
Day 2: 12/5/19
Day 3: 12/6/19
Day 4: 12/7/19 :D
Day 5: 12/8/19 :D
Day 6: 12/9/19
Day 7: 12/10/19

Day 8: 12/11/19
Day 9: 12/12/19
Day 10: 12/13/19
Day 11: 12/14/19 :D
Day 12: 12/15/19 :D
Day 13: 12/16/19
Day 14: 12/17/19

Day 15: 12/18/19
Day 16: 12/19/19
Day 17: 12/20/19
Day 18: 12/21/19 :D
Day 19: 12/22/19 :D
Day 20: 12/23/19
Day 21: 12/24/19

Day 22: 12/25/19 :D
Last edited by yellowtulips on Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:03 am, edited 2 times in total.
Surrender to the sensible.

automatedeating
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Re: Yellowtulips Check In

Post by automatedeating » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:35 am

Merry Christmas! :-)
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;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5

yellowtulips
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Re: Yellowtulips Check In

Post by yellowtulips » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:03 am

I have been No-Sing on and off for much too long. I am going for the 21 day club ... which will be a wonderful Christmas Present to myself ...

Day 1: 12/4/19 :mrgreen: Good Day. No issues in 3 meals 1 plate. Actually felt very good to eat 'normally.'
Day 2: 12/5/19 :mrgreen: Good day. No issues 3/1. Dinner too much...at restaurant. Didn't finish...plate much bigger than home!
Day 3: 12/6/19
Day 4: 12/7/19 :D
Day 5: 12/8/19 :D
Day 6: 12/9/19
Day 7: 12/10/19

Day 8: 12/11/19
Day 9: 12/12/19
Day 10: 12/13/19
Day 11: 12/14/19 :D
Day 12: 12/15/19 :D
Day 13: 12/16/19
Day 14: 12/17/19

Day 15: 12/18/19
Day 16: 12/19/19
Day 17: 12/20/19
Day 18: 12/21/19 :D
Day 19: 12/22/19 :D
Day 20: 12/23/19
Day 21: 12/24/19

Day 22: 12/25/19 :D
Surrender to the sensible.

yellowtulips
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Re: Yellowtulips Check In

Post by yellowtulips » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:31 pm

Day 1: 12/4/19 :mrgreen: Good Day. No issues in 3 meals 1 plate. Actually felt very good to eat 'normally.'
Day 2: 12/5/19 :mrgreen: Good day. No issues 3/1. Dinner too much...at restaurant. Didn't finish...plate much bigger than home!
Day 3: 12/6/19 :mrgreen: Good day. No issues 3/1. Dinner at home...felt good to eat from a normal plate...which was plenty!
Day 4: 12/7/19 :D I was not an Idiot, but did enjoy sweets.
Day 5: 12/8/19 :D I was not an idiot, enjoyed pizza...including seconds.
Day 6: 12/9/19 :oops: Oh dear...cookies...from the good baker at work....did not go crazy...but did eat 2 wee circles of sweetness with lunch. Darn the holiday season...She has masterminded a cookie swap at the office luncheon, why oh why did she bring these in today??? Of course, she did not force feed me, did not even offer beyond the 'I've put cookies on the table, enjoy...' I must take ownership of this lapse myself.

I am heartened by all the many, many folks on this board who have never had a month without an :oops: or 2, but still be very successful in setting new boundaries with food and weight loss....

Onwards.
Surrender to the sensible.

Whosonfirst
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Re: Yellowtulips Check In

Post by Whosonfirst » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:43 pm

yellowtulips wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:31 pm
Day 1: 12/4/19 :mrgreen: Good Day. No issues in 3 meals 1 plate. Actually felt very good to eat 'normally.'
Day 2: 12/5/19 :mrgreen: Good day. No issues 3/1. Dinner too much...at restaurant. Didn't finish...plate much bigger than home!
Day 3: 12/6/19 :mrgreen: Good day. No issues 3/1. Dinner at home...felt good to eat from a normal plate...which was plenty!
Day 4: 12/7/19 :D I was not an Idiot, but did enjoy sweets.
Day 5: 12/8/19 :D I was not an idiot, enjoyed pizza...including seconds.
Day 6: 12/9/19 :oops: Oh dear...cookies...from the good baker at work....did not go crazy...but did eat 2 wee circles of sweetness with lunch. Darn the holiday season...She has masterminded a cookie swap at the office luncheon, why oh why did she bring these in today??? Of course, she did not force feed me, did not even offer beyond the 'I've put cookies on the table, enjoy...' I must take ownership of this lapse myself.

I am heartened by all the many, many folks on this board who have never had a month without an :oops: or 2, but still be very successful in setting new boundaries with food and weight loss....

Onwards.
Hi yellowtulips, I'm not saying you shouldn't strive for perfection, but I've had good results at about 80% compliance. Even Reinhard probably has his red days. Merry Christmas on the 21 day plan. p.s. cookies are my downfall too. -fresh baked--no chance.

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Re: Yellowtulips Check In

Post by Soprano » Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:57 pm

It's often not the little slip that has an impact but what you do after. Straight back on it and you'll sometimes get away with it. :)

Jx
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

yellowtulips
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Re: Yellowtulips Check In

Post by yellowtulips » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:27 pm

It is true the 'little slip ups' are not what make us fail (unless it is day after day after day). I have gotten back on the pony and doing OK. I've added a couple more S days for December as holiday parties schedules have been set--and all are luncheon events. I've also decided to focus on 3 meals with no seconds. One cookie with a lunch will disqualify me for 21-day club, but certainly does not mean I'm an utter failure. Not that day-to-day scales mean much, but I have remained steady and even slight loss so far this month. So goal is to get through the holidays no worse for wear and just sticking with 3/1 habit. That is the essential one. From there all else follows.
Surrender to the sensible.

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Re: Yellowtulips Check In

Post by automatedeating » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:07 pm

Surrender to the sensible! I love your siggy!
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;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5

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