Nettee’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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Nettee’s daily check in

Post by nettee » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:57 am

Here I am again - starting on a Saturday! I did have a try on Thursday but succumbed to temptation whilst cooking dinner so I am going to reread the book over the weekend. commit on here and go for it on Monday.

I have had success with No S before. Recently did well with slimming world but have had a difficult lock down so far and need to do something about it so here I am.

I plan to habitcal, post here and stick to the plan :D
3 tasty meals a day and loving it

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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by automatedeating » Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:17 pm

Hi Nettee!! It seems like June is a good month for long-timer NoSers to be checking in! It's great to see you!
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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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by nettee » Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:04 pm

Thank you. I haven’t read as much book as I planned but all ready to go for tomorrow.
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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by nettee » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:57 pm

Whoo hoo! A success. First green square on my habitcal for a very long time. Supper was particularly tasty this evening with no rules and not being full of snacks :D
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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by nettee » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:25 am

Ok - day 2 here I come. Can I earn another green square? Go me 8) Off for a run now 🏃‍♀️
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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by nettee » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:40 pm

Yay success number 2.

I was a bit hungrier today but made it through. Enjoyed my meals again today. Burgers on the barbecue for supper.
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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by pinkhippie » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:13 pm

Welcome back Netee!

Congrats on your two green days! And going for a run! Im very impressed.

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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by nettee » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:25 am

Day 3 - let’s make this three in a row.
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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by nettee » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:35 pm

success

Over half way through the week :mrgreen:
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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by Bluebell » Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:03 pm

Awesome! Looks like you’re flying along :)
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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by nettee » Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:56 am

Thank you Bluebell. Another day today. Hopefully I am getting in the swing now and will be back with more good news this evening. 1.5kg down since Monday :)
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Post by r.jean » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:05 pm

Good luck. I highly recommend it as a long term plan. After 9 1/2 years of doing NoS, it has always gotten me through. The habits were instilled the first year and have helped me maintain a 45 pound loss. I get lazy. I have days and weeks of crazy eating (especially during the holidays). Yet the base is always there.
The journey is the reward.
Maintenance is progress.

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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by pinkhippie » Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:12 pm

Congrats nettee! Sounds like you are doing great! The week is almost over!

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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by nettee » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:25 pm

Thank you guys. Another success for today. So far so good this week. holding our for tomorrow to complete the set.
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Post by nettee » Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:43 am

success for yesterday. We did have an Indian takeaway last night but that was my meal so within the rules.

Now to navigate the S days without being an idiot.
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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by automatedeating » Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:34 pm

Great week, Nettee!!

I just loved what Jean said and I'd like to reiterate it here:
The habits were instilled the first year and have helped me maintain a 45 pound loss. I get lazy. I have days and weeks of crazy eating (especially during the holidays). Yet the base is always there.
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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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by pinkhippie » Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:33 pm

Yay for a green week!

Good luck on your S days and enjoy your weekend!

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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by nettee » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:39 am

Thanks Pinkhippie

The weekend didn’t feel too crazy but certainly not like the week days. Back on it this morning.
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Post by pinkhippie » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:52 pm

Good luck!

I hope you enjoy your green day!

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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by nettee » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:37 pm

success :D

Felt like a long long wait till supper this evening but I made it.
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Post by nettee » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:27 pm

Woo hoo another Success

Pleased with that today. I was very hungry when I got home but did a run instead of snacking and then cooked supper quickly.
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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by automatedeating » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:57 pm

Good job to distract yourself with exercise! :-)
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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Post by pinkhippie » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:48 pm

Great job Nettee!

I find that hour or two before dinner to be one of the hardest! It's especially hard if you are the cook! Getting some endorphins from a run was a great idea.

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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by nettee » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:40 pm

Thank you guys. Failure today sadly. Supper was just that bit too late. I need to make sure it is early enough. Once I started I had a bit of an ‘oh well, done it now’ moment and ate a lot more than I should have. Never mind, mark it and move on.
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Post by automatedeating » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:10 pm

Great attitude. It's no big deal - we are in this for the long haul and one day is but a blip! :-)

I do like eating early - VERY early indeed. Like 4pm early. :lol: Then if I'm hungry later (which usually I'm not), I'll have a cup of decaf w/cream while reading.
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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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by nettee » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:05 am

Thank you

Exact same thing happened yesterday another failure. One more chance to be back with better news this week.
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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by automatedeating » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:39 pm

Good luck today!
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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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by nettee » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:50 am

Oh dear a failure for Friday too. New week starts here :)
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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by Bluebell » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:04 am

I see we are suffering from the same issue with hunger before dinner, its my hardest time.

Good luck this week, you’ve got this :) :)
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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by pinkhippie » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:55 pm

The time before dinner is the hardest for me too. If I feel really hungry, like stomach growling, light-headed, I just eat a small snack and call it taking care of my body.

Auto that is early! do you eat with the rest of your family?

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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by automatedeating » Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:38 pm

Nope, I don't usually eat with the rest of my family.
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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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by nettee » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:05 pm

Thanks everyone. Success for today :D
3 tasty meals a day and loving it

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Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Post by pinkhippie » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:11 pm

Auto, interesting. That probably makes things a lot more simple in some ways.

Nettee congrats on your success for Monday!

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