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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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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:32 pm

A great start, a green Monday!
27 minute walks and 30 lengths swimming! :lol:
Feeling positive and excited about forming new habits.
Husband happy too, he's going to read the book.
Support is good.

Hope everyone has a great week.

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Post by automatedeating » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:43 pm

Yay! Wonderful to see your enthusiasm and hopefully hubby will join you. That always helps!
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Day 2...another green!

Post by No more Yo-Yo » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:16 pm

We have done another green day and another 27 minute walk.
We even went to a garden centre for lunch which is usually a caloric disaster..not today!
We had a bowl of soup, bread and a coffee, no sweet and we were pleasantly smug.
It's liberating not to be having this inner battle trying to fool myself that I can pull back on the sweet 'treat'- which is not a treat at all when you go on to eat more sweet junk for a mid afternoon snack!
Thank you auto, hope I can crack this 3 week span.
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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:46 pm

Day 3.... Green day Wednesday! :wink:

Really pleased, we both had long meetings after school and lots of 'S' around in the form of chocolate and cookies, I had no desire to snack on something, my hubby also resisted in his staff room.
So far... It's BRILLIANT!
:D

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Post by automatedeating » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:32 pm

Great Greens!
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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:39 pm

Day 4 ...... Green day Thursday!

Couldn't quite finish my tea tonight either! :wink:

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Post by automatedeating » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:09 am

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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:00 pm

Day 5... Green Friday!


I didn't eat tea until after 7:30pm and din't feel overly hungry.
It's been a difficult day and I've been quite emotional, but I didn't comfort eat, because there is actually no comfort in doing so!
Shabbat Shalom x

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Post by Bluebell » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:56 pm

Good for you, a perfect week :) Enjoy the weekend.
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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:28 pm

I've not eaten small meals, not struggled or stumbled. Can I really have some sweet stuff tomorrow? I didn't have anything sweet last Sunday, the day I started, I didn't snack or have seconds either so I've done six days in all.
Can't possibly imagine I've lost weight yet.... :?

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Post by lpearlmom » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:35 pm

Youre doing great & fantastic your hunny ison board. How’d your S day go yesterday?
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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:43 am

both S days were yellow. We know we had too much to eat, too much chocolate. Pleased to be on Monday! Think next weekend will be more sensible.
Thank you Ipearlmom[/b]
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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:04 pm

Day 8 --- GREEN Monday! :wink:
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Post by automatedeating » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:49 pm

Nice! Welcome back to N Days!
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Post by Octavia » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:22 pm

Hope you have a great Green week, Yo-yo!

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Post by Octavia » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:25 pm

Sorry, Yo-yo is not a good abbreviation of your name, is it? I should have said something like No-yo! Apols. :)

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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:08 pm

Day 9... GREEN Tuesday! :)

No offense taken Octavia xx :lol:

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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:18 pm

Day 10... GREEN Wednesday! :wink:

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Post by automatedeating » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:15 am

Love the green days! Way to go! I appreciate your lively spirit!
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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:13 pm

Day 11... GREEN Thursday!

Coffee and cake arranged for 1pm on S day number 1 with a friend is actually giving me motivation! Amazing!

Thanks Auto, I'm enjoying it, think portion size is a bit leaner this week too. :lol:

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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:46 pm

Day 12.... GREEN Friday!!

Another good day,. however our tea was delayed because of some old friends popping in and my husband was feeling a bit light headed, he's earned that he didn't eat enough lunch today!
Hope the hard copy of the book arrives soon for him to read as he won't read on kindle!

Shabbat Shalom everyone.

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Post by Octavia » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:06 pm

Sounds like you've had a great week. Hope your weekend goes well!

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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:07 pm

Day 13... YELLOW Saturday!

We didn't go crazy today either.... :D

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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:12 pm

Day 14..... YELLOW SUNDAY!

2 weeks completed... bring on week 3! :D

LOVE IT!

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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:30 pm

Day 15..... GREEN Monday.

All good here in Blighty - Well obviously not, but I'm free of calorie counting and food obsession - even if I'm not yet free from the EU! :lol:

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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:42 pm

Day 16.... GREEN Tuesday!

Going well, No S Diet book arrived today so hubby engrossed.... :wink:

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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:13 pm

Day 17..... GREEN Wednesday! :)

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Post by Bluebell » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:25 pm

You’re doing so well :D
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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:42 pm

Day 18... GREEN Thursday!
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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:44 pm

Thanks Bluebell. Loving it!

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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:36 pm

Day 19 GREEN Friday!

Shabbat Shalom x :)

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Post by DellaBea » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:16 am

Keep it going! After I committed to No S, I’ve seen nothing but progress. You’re doing awesome.
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Post by lpearlmom » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:25 am

Great job! Shabbat shalom!
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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:47 pm

:) thank you. I've weighed today, lost 3lbs in total. I'm very pleased. Enjoyed the N day so far, nothing over the top but enjoyed a yummy chunk of carrot cake!
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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:31 pm

Day 20... YELLOW Saturday!

We didn't go crazy today either.... :D

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Post by automatedeating » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:14 pm

so neat to see a husband/wife team doing this. I think that's pretty rare!
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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:29 pm

Day 21..... YELLOW SUNDAY!

3 weeks completed... bring on week 4! :D

Husband fully on board. X

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Post by No more Yo-Yo » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:31 pm

Shabbat Shalom everyone! :D
I've joined the February Challenge over in General... thought I'd just update here for this week so far...

February 2019
Fri 2/1: GREEN :)
Sat 2/2 & Sun 2/3: S Days :)
Mon 2/4: GREEN :)
Tues 2/5: GREEN :)
Wed 2/6: GREEN :)
Thurs 2/7: GREEN :)
Fri 2/8: GREEN :)

My husband is sticking to it too, he's very satisfied that each night on the kitchen calendar we write out initials on in green! He said one of the cleaners at his school has also started No S and has lost quite a lot in a couple of weeks now! I'm scheduled to weigh in tomorrow but I've been a bit constipated this week :shock: so I might just take a rain check this week, more important to monitor the habits. x

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Post by automatedeating » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:43 pm

So many greens! And it's like a building stream of NoS in your area! So neat that the ideas are spreading.
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