Minimizer Just Checking 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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Post by minimizer » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:34 pm

Finishing out the month of February as a success. Updating also on the February Challenge thread was a big help!
I'm going to post my weight stats tomorrow after I weigh in the morning.
Loss, gain, or maintain? We'll see.

Breakfast: oatmeal, banana, whey protein; tea
Lunch: egg salad on rice cake; sweet potato; yogurt w/blueberries & peanuts
Afternoon: milk; grape juice
Dinner: chicken breast in tomato sauce w/carrot & potato; broccoli; avocado half; pear

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Post by automatedeating » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:51 pm

Hi Minimizer,
Whatever your weigh-check reveals, I hope your great attitude and habit-forming on NoS stays strong! :)
Have a great weekend!
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

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Post by minimizer » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:08 pm

Thanks, auto! You too!

Here's how my weight played out in February, my first full month of
ever sticking with No S.
Starting weight on Monday, Feb 3 was 135.2#
Weight this morning, Saturday, March 1 was 133.4#
(Loss of 1.8# in four weeks' time.)

So my starting weight was right after a weekend and
today's weight was after five straight N Days...
March will be a more accurate reflection I think.
But I'll take these results as an encouragement.

I am not very tall and I am not very young.
BMI on Feb 3 was 24.7
BMI this morning is 24.4
So I am not technically in the overweight category, but I am
at the top end of the 'acceptable' weight range for my height.

I love the routine, the habits, the moderation of No S.
It helps me to feel sane, and like I have control over my
eating habits--but not a neurotic-type control as I followed
WW on-and-off the past two years. Yes, I did lose weight
that way, but I always gain it back and WW is just not
sustainable and not enjoyable. I cannot go back there.

Whether I lose any more weight or whether I don't, I fully
plan to stick with these No S habits--and I'll enjoy it!

--Minimizer--

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Post by eschano » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:48 pm

Well done minimizer! Since I'm in the normal BMI range I lose very slowly too, but the trend is still to lose and not to maintain so while it's slow it's also fun.
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Post by minimizer » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:34 pm

Tuesday (Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, etc)
I don't observe this as a special day. Dinner will be late since we're having
guests tonight. I ate a later-than-usual lunch. Trying very hard to keep
my 'no wine' going (18th day!) so we'll see how that goes.
So far today though, it's N for the win!
Be back tomorrow.

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Post by automatedeating » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:07 am

Loved your post about being happy with your weight even if you don't lose more. We, I think, are exactly the same height and weight today. :) And I agree. I know that I could lose more fat off my body and look more "svelte", but I feel really healthy and strong. That has to count for something, right? :)

So go minimizer!
Month/Year-BMI
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Post by minimizer » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:28 am

Yes, auto, I am 5'2". And you're right, I agree!
Well I had failure yesterday, I had a good day
until dinner. We had guests (relatives) for dinner
and they stayed overnight. I had seconds at dinner,
wine with dinner, a small dessert, and a snack at
night. The good news is that I have had a successful
N day today.

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Post by minimizer » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:01 am

I finished out the week very well, so on the whole I am satisfied.
Maintained my weight from my weigh-in of last weekend.

Today (Saturday) is pretty good.
Breakfast: the usual
Lunch: egg salad, rice cake, banana, peanuts, coconut milk
Afternoon: a healthful snack
Dinner: leftovers and apple crisp

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Post by minimizer » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:09 pm

Doing well so far this week. Not so hungry so filling plate with less food and am satisfied with that. Drinking plenty of water between meals.

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Post by minimizer » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:55 pm

A successful week of green N Days this past week.

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Post by automatedeating » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:26 pm

Have a great weekend, mimimizer!
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

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Post by minimizer » Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:02 am

Hey auto, hang in there!

Today is Saturday and I just felt like eating like
an N Day. It felt right to just stick with routine
and so I did it--I didn't feel like having a snack
or a sweet. I can always have a treat tomorrow
if I want it before getting back into the weekday
routine next week.

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Post by minimizer » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:00 am

OK I spoke too soon yesterday--I ended up having a snack at night while
watching television. It was blueberries and almonds.

Today is definitely Sunday "S" Day.
Tomorrow, St. Patrick's Day--I don't observe it as a holiday, so back
to normal.

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Post by minimizer » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:10 am

Yesterday (Monday) and today (Tuesday) were failed N Days.
Monday was because I had a small snack before dinner.
Today was because I had seconds at dinner.
I am eating very healthful and balanced meals but I
did have those couple of slip-ups this week.
I think that tomorrow will be better.

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Post by automatedeating » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:57 am

Hi minimizer,
I recommend REALLY piling up your plate so that you know you've eaten plenty and aren't (as) tempted by seconds! :)

Hope the rest of your week goes great!
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

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Post by minimizer » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:15 pm

When I messed up earlier this week (Monday & Tuesday), we had visitors both times. Lost my focus I guess.
I have been really working on chewing my food well to help my digestion.
Seems to help a lot--I had been having indigestion issues and that is improving. More on that later.

Tonight's menu is a turkey patty cooked with cabbage, salad, and sweet potato.

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Post by minimizer » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:56 pm

Having a good week so far. Pretty sure I will have a weight loss to report
for the month. I'll post it April 1st.
More importantly, it feels so good to be following good habits--I love it!!

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Post by eschano » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:20 pm

Brilliant! Well done :)
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Post by minimizer » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:32 am

Breakfast:
oatmeal & strawberries w/ whey protein & coconut oil; cup of tea

Lunch:
cheese, avocado half, peanuts, pear, leftover brown rice w/evoo, & spinach

Dinner:
omelet, leftover brown rice & cabbage (evoo), mashed sweet potato w/pecans, bell pepper

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Post by minimizer » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:11 pm

April 1, Tuesday: My weight is 131.4#
That's a two-pound loss since March 1st.
BMI now stands at 24.0

I am averaging nearly 1/2 loss per week.
Slow but steady so far.

I had four Red (failure) days during the
month of March.

The monthly challenges are helping so much.
My hubs is also No S-ing and that helps too.
Drinking lots of water between meals & having
fewer headaches--I gotta love that!

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Post by automatedeating » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:17 pm

You are doing great! Love to see your stats, I like your new signature.
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Post by minimizer » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:28 am

Thanks, auto.
I hope your April is getting off to a good start!
Let's have a good month!

Breakfast:
oatmeal, banana, whey protein; cup of tea

Lunch: hummus, rice cakes; avocado half; some red bell pepper;
banana; some leftover sweet potato casserole

Afternoon: cup of unsweetened almond milk

Dinner: turkey patty cooked with cabbage & evoo; brown rice;
the rest of the leftover sweet potato casserole; Brazil nuts

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Post by minimizer » Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:26 pm

I'm having a pretty good month so far. Along with No S eating,
I have also challenged myself to walking for a minimum of 30
minutes each day. My goal would be an hour but that's not
really possible right now--hopefully soon though.
Yesterday I had a terrible headache, but I still made myself
get out and walk for 40 minutes just before dark.
Still have that headache today, darn it!

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Post by minimizer » Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:24 am

Well I signed up to do the Seven-Day Vegan Pledge for US Veg Week 2014. It takes place April 21 - 27. Looking forward to it!

My menu today has been:

oatmeal, whey protein, banana; tea

leftover lentil stew on rice cakes; yogurt with blueberries & almonds

coconut water; date bars

brown rice pasta with tomato-vodka sauce; salad; sweet potato

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Post by automatedeating » Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:47 am

Sounds like you are getting lots of exercise and eating healthy! :)
I get terrible headaches sometimes too--hope yours give you a break!
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

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Post by minimizer » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:38 pm

Hi auto!

Well I had a failure on Monday this week. We had visitors from out of town and my pattern now seems to be that having company disrupts my schedule so much that I find myself eating at irregular times--also having snacks to prevent headaches. And it doesn't help that these guests are real 'foodies'! ;)

OK, back on track yesterday and doing OK so far today.

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Post by automatedeating » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:05 pm

Minimizer, I saw how well you are doing in your April Challenge! That is awesome, you are so active! yay!
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

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Post by minimizer » Thu May 15, 2014 7:03 pm

Haven't posted in awhile. Out of town for a couple weeks, and then I've been sick with a virus. Feeling better but I'm also having GERD issues going on, and have been for some time. Trying to figure out what to do about that. It is keeping me from eating three full meals each day for the time being. :(

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Post by minimizer » Thu May 29, 2014 3:38 pm

My indigestion issues have improved. I believe that ibuprofen is the worst thing that I can do to aggravate it, so I will avoid it like the plague. Doing well today, except that with breakfast I ate some Hershey's Kisses that were a gift. I got rid of the rest of them so they are not tempting me now--I cannot keep such things in the house! Planning to eat according to No S principles for the rest of the day. Taking it day-by-day to get back on track.

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Post by automatedeating » Fri May 30, 2014 2:02 am

Hi there!
Good luck with the GERD. Seems there are several people on the boards that have struggled with that.

And sorry you were sick. That seems common right now, too. Summer is right around the corner!
Month/Year-BMI
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Post by minimizer » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:22 pm

I'm just completing nearly a week of being back on track--I began again on Tuesday I believe. The GERD is much improved! No wine for the past week and I know that helps. Plus I've come to realize that Advil (ibuprofen) is not good for me--probably the worst thing I can do to cause a GERD flare.

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Post by automatedeating » Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:31 pm

That's great that you've found a couple "easily-removablle" GERD offenders.
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Post by minimizer » Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:26 am

After doing so well in Feb/Mar/Apr, I fell off the past two months.
Starting over again tomorrow, July 1.
I will participate in the July 2014 Challenge.

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Post by r.jean » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:20 pm

Good Luck!
The journey is the reward.
Maintenance is progress.

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Post by minimizer » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:35 pm

Thanks r.jean!

Weighed 136 this morning as my weight starting over.

Breakfast: oatmeal, plain yogurt, banana, coconut oil

Lunch: (leftover) brown rice pasta/sauce/fresh mozzarella casserole;
cooked mustard greens;
plain yogurt with blueberries

Dinner: baked salmon burger; French-style green beans w/butter; (leftover) rice pasta casserole; plain yogurt with pineapple tidbits and almonds

Milk to drink this afternoon and tonight

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Post by minimizer » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:17 pm

Starting back today. Monday will be an N day. No Special days (holidays, birthdays) the rest of the month. So ten N days and six S days (including today, Saturday) coming up for the rest of August -- sounds doable.

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Post by minimizer » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:45 pm

August
16 S
17 S

18
19
20
21
22

23 S
24 S

25
26
27
28
29

30 S
31 S
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Post by minimizer » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:47 pm

N day today, it has been decided, and so it is.
Breakfast: oatmeal w/whey protein, coconut oil, sliced banana.

Be Back Later with Lunch and Dinner.

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Post by automatedeating » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:32 am

Hey, welcome back! :)
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Post by minimizer » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:10 pm

Oatmeal, plain yogurt, herbal tea
Chickpea/brown rice casserole, yogurt, almonds
Milk
Green beans, chard, more casserole, omelet, avocado half
Walking: 50 min this morning; 45 min this afternoon

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Post by minimizer » Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:41 pm

Oatmeal, plain yogurt, herbal tea
Chickpea/brown rice casserole leftovers, spinach, squash, cheese slice, plain yogurt with pecans
(Milk)
Salmon loaf, green beans, steamed squash & carrot & peas, salad
Walking: morning 38 min, afternoon 38 min.

Edit: We were out of milk, so between lunch & dinner I had some yogurt with nuts....
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Post by minimizer » Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:28 pm

Br: oatmeal, plain yogurt
Lunch: salmon loaf, green beans, yogurt & pecans
Milk
Dinner:

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Post by minimizer » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:28 pm

Mostly fails this week. Trying to get back into it though. Hope next week will be better...I think that it will be.

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Post by aspencer27 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:26 pm

No worries - those fails are done and over with. You are back on track now, and just in time for an S Day, so you can't fail!

We're here with you, just keep on trying, and you'll get some more successes in there.

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Post by minimizer » Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:25 pm

Last week I did pretty well, but not perfect.
Starting off this week with Monday and Tuesday
being successes, plus today so far as well.
I have started using a different scale to weigh
myself. The old one needs a new battery--going
back to an old scale that doesn't need batteries.
Weighing 132-133 this week on that scale.

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Post by minimizer » Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:33 am

Pretty good week, mostly Successes.
Maintaining my weight so far.

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Post by minimizer » Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:49 am

Very successful week last week.
This week not going as well.
Planning to weigh myself November 1.

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Post by eschano » Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:36 am

Well, this week isn't over yet :) Doing well!
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Post by minimizer » Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:19 am

I'm back. Day 4, this is how I'll sensibly behave during this holiday month.

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Post by minimizer » Sat Dec 06, 2014 3:11 am

Finishing out the week as a success. I feel good about a sensible December. I don't know why it's clicking for me just now, but I'm glad about it. :) I'll be back soon.

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Post by minimizer » Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:03 am

Dec 29...success
Dec 30...success
Dec 31...success

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Post by gingerpie » Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:52 pm

Hi Minimizer,
Just stopped by to say hi. How are your habits settling in? It looks like you did well through the end of December.

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Post by minimizer » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:22 pm

Well, Gingerpie, I did well during early December, and the end of the month I was pleased with.
The rest of the month was quite the disaster.
However, today brings a brand-new, blank canvas.
Today is off to a good start!
I like to see New Years Eve as a holiday (S Day);
and I feel that, for me, January 1st (this year a weekday)
is appropriately observed as an N Day. That will help me
to get off to a very good start this year and besides, Saturday
is almost here!
Happy New Year!

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Post by minimizer » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:49 pm

Doing well this new month/this new year. Making a real effort to get more movement into my day. Feeling slimmer already.

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Post by minimizer » Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:26 pm

Finished this past week very well. I've been much busier than usual and that's a good thing. These next several months are going to stay quite busy too, so No S eating is perfect for a busy lifestyle I believe. My resolution is to stick with No S all year and just see where it takes me.

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Post by minimizer » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:28 am

Had a very good weekend. Good habits are key! Gearing up for another good week.

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Post by minimizer » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:11 pm

Mid-week checking in. I'm really into this and loving the feeling of sticking to good eating habits.

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Post by eschano » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:17 am

Doing well!!
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Post by minimizer » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:18 pm

Three weeks in. Really busy this month, much busier than usual. I believe that is a big help to staying on track. :)

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Post by MerryKat » Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:44 am

Looking Good!!! Keeping busy is a wonderful way to help me stay on track as well!! No time to scheme and make excuses!!!
Hugs from Sunny South Africa
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Post by gingerpie » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:24 pm

Being busy totally helps! ! Nothing sabotages good intentions like boredom. Good luck!

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Post by minimizer » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:32 pm

I trailed off for the rest of January and did not do well at all.
Today I'm starting over again.

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Post by eschano » Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:45 pm

A big shout out for the new start!
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Post by minimizer » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:12 pm

I've been on again, off again all year so far. I'm disappointed with myself that I haven't stuck with this like I had planned. However, today has been good so far. I'll take this one day at a time.

So far today:
Breakfast--oatmeal w/whey protein, coconut oil, sliced banana; 2 cups of tea
Lunch: hummus on Ezekiel toast, Greek yogurt with almonds

I expect to return tonight with my dinner menu to report.
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Post by minimizer » Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:38 pm

I'm back. Having a decent weekend. Ate a swirl frozen yogurt at Costco. We brought home one of their tasty rotisserie chickens for dinner. Thinking I'll make a salad here in a few minutes.

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Post by lpearlmom » Sun Jun 07, 2015 5:56 am

Ooooo I love that Costco froyo! Wb!

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Post by minimizer » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:09 pm

breakfast...oatmeal, whey protein, banana, coconut oil; herbal tea; milk

lunch...chicken breast; plain yogurt & pecans; blueberries; coconut milk

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Post by minimizer » Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:42 am

afternoon, dinner, evening....fail :(

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Post by minimizer » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:46 pm

I've been having a lot of low blood sugar headaches, therefore I'm not doing so well lately. Hoping to do better this next week.

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Post by eschano » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:22 am

I hope you get better!
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Post by gingerpie » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:32 am

What causes the headaches? Is there a way to address them that makes sense with your no-s goals?

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Post by minimizer » Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:05 pm

I haven't been having as many headaches, but that's probably because I'm eating more often :(
Headaches are from low-blood sugar and more unavoidable stress, I think.
I just get headaches easily, too. Advil doesn't help.
I'm going to try tomorrow to see how it goes.
Purple cows between meals for now, it would probably help :)

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Post by minimizer » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:35 pm

Mostly back on track today. One fail was that I had two squares of dark chocolate between breakfast and lunch. Which of course means fail for the day....but I am not letting that mess up the rest of the day.
I didn't sleep much at all last night (I often have insomnia) and I have sworn off coffee and tea since caffeine does not agree with me. Hubs always keeps dark chocolate in the house though and I resorted to having some to get myself conscious this morning. So anyway, hoping to sleep tonight and have an "N Day" tomorrow.

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Post by eschano » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:36 am

I think you deserve a well done! When I have a fail in one period and not let it mess up the rest of the day I'm usually very happy about it.
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Post by minimizer » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:54 pm

I have been stress eating just about every day.
My weight is close to 140, and has even been above
140 at times this summer.
This morning I weighed in at 138.
(I am not tall.)
I *should* weigh about 120 or less.
I am not happy to accept being heavy and I
won't--it depresses me. My clothes don't fit
and I don't have much energy.

I believe I'll try to stick with No S tomorrow--
a Friday. A very stressful weekend coming up.
Then I will see if I can do it again on Monday.
More later...

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Post by minimizer » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:50 pm

BR: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, coconut oil; 2 cups of black tea

LUN: slice turkey breast, slice LF Swiss cheese, baby carrots, blueberries w/chopped pecans and FF Greek yogurt; sparkling water

AFT: milk & grape juice

DINNER: black-eyed peas, brown rice, salad w/dressing, steamed pea pods; milk

white wine (one serving)

(sub)urban ranger activity: 40 minutes

Saving here for future reference:
3Feb2014...135.2#...BMI 24.7
1Mar2014...133.4#...BMI 24.4
1Apr2014...131.4#...BMI 24.0
1July2014...136.0#...BMI 24.9
1Dec2014...135.0#

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Post by minimizer » Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:54 pm

SATURDAY

BR: The usual...oatmeal, banana, coconut oil, whey protein; cup of black tea

LUN: slice turkey breast, slice LF Swiss cheese, leftover salad w/dressing, leftover steamed pea pods

AFT: milk; grape juice
FF Greek yogurt, chopped pecans, grape juice
Two squares dark chocolate

TONIGHT: banana
leftover brown rice & black-eyed peas
white wine (3)

(sub)urban ranger workout: 40 minutes
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Post by minimizer » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:38 pm

SUNDAY

BR: oatmeal, whey protein, coconut oil, banana; 2 cups black tea

LUN: rest of the leftover brown rice and black-eyed peas, FF Greek yogurt w/grape juice & chopped pecans; sparkling water

AFT: milk, grape juice; one square dark chocolate; herbal tea w/milk

DIN: salmon patty, ratatouille, steamed broccoli
FF Greek yogurt w/grape juice & pecans

NIGHT: poppy seed dessert roll w/whip cream, small spiral sausage
white wine (3)

(sub)urban ranger time: 53 minutes

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Post by minimizer » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:30 pm

MONDAY

Br: oatmeal, whey protein, sliced banana, coconut oil
black tea (2)

Lun: leftovers...salmon patty, steamed broccoli, ratatouille

Aft: milk w/grape juice

Din: slice LF Swiss cheese, baby carrots, 1 1/2 slices turkey breast, FF Greek yogurt w/ blueberries & chopped pecans

Night: wine (3)

(sub)urban ranger exercise: 54 minutes

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Post by minimizer » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:41 pm

TUESDAY

BR: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, coconut oil; black tea

LUN: slice turkey breast, slice LF Swiss cheese, baby carrots, FF Greek yogurt w/grape juice & chopped pecans

AFT: milk & grape juice; herbal tea w/milk

DIN: chicken cacciatore, cooked yellow squash, steamed broccoli and cauliflower

NIGHT: wine (1)

(sub)urban ranger activity: one hour

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Post by minimizer » Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:22 pm

WEDNESDAY

BR: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, coconut oil; black tea

LUN: slice turkey breast, slice LF Swiss cheese, leftover broccoli & cauliflower (w/black olives), FF Greek yogurt w/blueberries & chopped pecans

AFT: milk, grape juice; herbal tea w/milk

DIN: skillet supper leftovers, brown rice, salad w/dressing; milk

NIGHT: wine (3)

(sub)urban ranger workout: one hour

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Post by minimizer » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:58 pm

THURSDAY

BR: oatmeal, sliced banana, coconut oil, whey protein; black tea

LUN: leftover skillet supper, leftover brown rice, FF Greek yogurt w/blueberries & pecans; milk

AFT: milk, grape juice, herbal tea w/milk

DIN: more leftovers, salmon patty, salad w/dressing

Night: wine (2)

(sub)urban ranger activity: 64 min.

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Post by minimizer » Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:16 pm

FRIDAY

Br: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, coconut oil; black tea

Lun: egg salad, black olives, mango chunks, FF Greek yogurt w/grape juice & pecans; herbal tea w/milk

Aft: milk & grape juice

Din: salmon patty, spinach, ratatouille, ff Greek yogurt w/blueberries

Night: wine (3)

(sub)urban ranger exercise: 49 minutes

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Post by minimizer » Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:19 pm

SATURDAY

Br: oatmeal, banana, coconut oil, whey protein; black tea

Lun: chicken salad, slice LF Swiss cheese, baby carrots, mango chunks

Aft: ff Greek yogurt w/blueberries & pecans....
2 slices LF Swiss cheese; mango chunks

Night: banana, slice turkey breast, pecans, wine (1)

(sub)urban ranger workout: 35 minutes

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Post by minimizer » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:33 pm

SUNDAY

BR: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, coconut oil; black tea

LUN: turkey breast, LF Swiss cheese (2), baby carrots (4); wine (2 1/2)

AFT: one square dark chocolate

DIN: GF pasta w/sauce & mozzarella, salad w/dressing, cooked yellow summer squash

Night: leftover salad, leftover pasta, mango chunks, 1/2 wine

(sub)urban ranger time: 54 minutes

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Post by minimizer » Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:12 pm

MONDAY

BR: oatmeal, whey protein, coconut oil, sliced banana; black tea

LUN: leftover pasta, slice turkey breast, baby carrots, ff Greek yogurt w/pecans & grape juice

AFT: milk w/grape juice; herbal tea w/milk

DIN: chicken salad on rice cakes, steamed cauliflower, baby carrots, mango chunks

(sub)urban ranger time: 63 minutes

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Post by minimizer » Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:22 pm

TUESDAY

BR: oatmeal, coconut oil, whey protein, banana; black tea

LUN: egg salad w/rice cakes; blueberries w/pecans & ff Greek yogurt; baby carrots

AFT: milk w/grape juice; herbal tea w/milk

DIN: chicken cacciatore, salad w/dressing, brown rice

NIGHT: milk

(sub)urban ranger time: 57 minutes

Weight: 137

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Post by minimizer » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:05 pm

WEDNESDAY

BR: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, coconut oil; black tea

LUN: egg salad on rice cakes, LF Swiss cheese (1 1/2 slices), mango chunks

AFT: milk w/grape juice; herbal tea w/milk

DIN: leftover cacciatore, vegetables, salad w/dressing, brown rice

NIGHT: milk

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Post by minimizer » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:40 pm

THURSDAY

Br: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, coconut oil; black tea

LUN: leftover salad w/dressing, slice LF Swiss cheese, two slices turkey breast, FF Greek yogurt w/blueberries & pecans

AFT: milk, grape juice

DIN: leftovers w/leftover brown rice; mango chunks; pecans

Night: milk & grape juice

mall walking (too hot to walk outdoors): one hour

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Post by minimizer » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:08 pm

FRIDAY

Br: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, coconut oil; black tea

Morn: milk w/grape juice

Lun: turkey slices, LF Swiss cheese slice, baby carrots, FF Greek yogurt w/blueberries & pecans

Aft: herbal tea w/milk

Din: cauliflower curry, brown rice, spinach, FF Greek yogurt w/grape juice & pecans

Night: wine (2)

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Post by minimizer » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:43 pm

SATURDAY

Br: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, coconut oil; black tea

Lun: turkey sandwich, open-face tomato sandwich, baby carrots, 2 date bars

..and let's just say that the for the rest of the day it is good it's an S day!

(sub)urban ranger exercise: 54 minutes

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Post by minimizer » Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:52 pm

SUNDAY

A Guaranteed Successful S Day

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Post by oolala53 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:08 pm

You have been quite a trooper! I hope it's feeling like it's paying off.
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Jan/12-26.8
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Post by minimizer » Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:40 pm

Thanks, oohlala. Yes, No S is serving me well.

MONDAY

Br: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, coconut oil; black tea

Lun: tomato sandwich, potato salad, mango chunks

Aft: milk/grapejuice; herbal tea w/milk

Din: chicken curry, brown rice, salad w/dressing; milk/grape juice

Night: milk

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Post by minimizer » Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:20 pm

TUESDAY

BR: oatmeal, banana, coconut oil, whey protein

LUN: ff Greek yogurt w/gj, banana

AFT: milk

DIN: egg salad, mashed potatoes, applesauce

NIGHT: herbal tea

Mall Walk today...it's brutally hot outdoors

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Post by minimizer » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:50 pm

WEDNESDAY:

Br: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, coconut oil; herbal tea w/milk

Lun: ff Greek yogurt w/gj, applesauce, mashed potatoes

Aft: milk & grape juice

Din: naan w/butter, banana, grape juice

Night: milk

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Post by minimizer » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:41 pm

THURSDAY:

BR: banana, grape juice, mashed potatoes

LUN: mashed potatoes, applesauce; grape juice

DIN: ff Greek yogurt w/gj, mashed potatoes, applesauce

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Post by minimizer » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:17 pm

FRIDAY

BR: mashed potatoes, applesauce; grape juice

LUN: mashed potatoes, ff Greek yogurt w/gj; grape juice

DIN: mashed potatoes, applesauce, ff Greek yogurt w/gj; grape juice

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Post by minimizer » Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:02 pm

Saturday and Sunday

...the weekend...

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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:04 pm

yep! :D
I love Everyday Systems :3

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