Traci’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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Traci0829
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Traci’s Daily Check-In

Post by Traci0829 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:35 pm

I tried to bring back my old check-in thread but it was messed up from when the system changed over. I need to bring back the sanity of regular meals with all the other chaos and confusion that is going on now. I am at a normal weight and BMI, I just spend way too much time thinking about food, etc.
I copied this along time ago from someone’s thread, but I don’t know who (please take credit if it’s yours). I’ve carried this around on a card for years.
“3 meals a day! No Snacks! No Sweets! No Seconds! (I add no Standing or Secret eating). This is sane eating. This is normal eating. You have to change your thinking. Food is not the problem, how you eat is. Change your thinking, change your life. Choose to be moderate. Moderate living brings you sweetness that no food can.”
Today would be a fail because I had some oatmeal and tortilla chips after lunch! So tomorrow will be my day 1.
I’ve never been consistent with check-ins so let’s see how this goes. :)

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Re: Traci’s Daily Check-In

Post by automatedeating » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:14 am

Hi Traci!
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: Traci’s Daily Check-In

Post by Traci0829 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:49 am

Hey Auto! Thanks for stopping by. I still read the forums almost daily and you are always an inspiration!

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Re: Traci’s Daily Check-In

Post by Traci0829 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:04 pm

Tuesday :mrgreen: was a shaky success with some virtual plating...Virtual plating tends to be the slippery slop that leads me astray.
Wake up coffee at 5:30
B: 2 eggs cooked in butter with 1/2 avocado, sugar free hazelnut latte with coconut milk
L: sunbutter protein ball, apple with cinnamon, cheese and rice crackers, almonds and raisins
D: almond flour chicken fingers, salad, tortilla chips, bite of granola bar
Exercise: 4 mile run, 2 mile walk, 1 mile meander with my kids
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Re: Traci’s Daily Check-In

Post by automatedeating » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:35 pm

Love the exercise break-down!!! :lol:
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: Traci’s Daily Check-In

Post by Traci0829 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:37 am

Wednesday :mrgreen:
Still a little virtual plating...I’m giving myself grace this week
5:30 Coffee
B: smoothie with all the things blended in
Coffee
L: apple with cinnamon, almonds (guessing 2 servings), protein bar, 4 crackers and hummus
D: turkey burger, homemade bake “fries”, salad, 1 can sparkling rose, sunbutter ball
5 mile run, 1 mile jog with my daughter, 1.5 mile walk
+2.2lbs from my goal wt.

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Re: Traci’s Daily Check-In

Post by Traci0829 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:20 pm

Thursday: fail :oops:
Everything was fine until after dinner, but I still didn’t have a total WTH...
Coffee
Sugar free hazelnut latte
B: smoothie (almost was more like Brunch time)
L: almonds and raisins, crackers and hummus
D: chicken sausage, sweet potatoes with bacon, salad, sparkling rose
After dinner: a few tortilla chips, a few almonds and raisins, small scoop of coconut milk ice cream
Running break down 3.5 mile with hubby (faster) 1 mile on my own (slower), 1 mile with my daughter (even slower); long walk with my kiddos
2 10 minutes Pilates/yoga videos
Weight +1.2

Friday (so far):
Coffee
Sugar free hazelnut latte
B: smoothie
Lunch was more like a snack: some almonds and raisins
D: grilled chicken, salad, chips and guacamole.., sparkling rose
After dinner fail :oops: a few chocolate chips, granola bar, I think I did have a few more almonds

Run: 5 mile social distance run
2 10 minute Pilates/yoga videos
Also a few mini walks with my kiddos
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Re: Traci’s Daily Check-In

Post by automatedeating » Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:56 pm

5 mile social distance run
This made me laugh - yikes, what if social distancing required us all to be 5 miles apart.....
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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