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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 minimizer » Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:41 pm

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Post by minimizer » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:25 pm

MONDAY

BR: none

LUN: oatmeal, banana, ff Greek yogurt; herbal tea w/milk

DIN: ciabatta, brie cheese, peanuts; milk

NIGHT: milk, gj

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Post by minimizer » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:49 pm

TUES:

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

LUN: ciabatta roll, brie cheese

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

DIN: salmon burger, green beans, pretzel roll, ff Greek yogurt w/gj & pecans

night: wine (3)

Exercise: push mowing the yard
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Post by minimizer » Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:01 pm

WEDNESDAY:

BR: oatmeal, whey protein, banana, c.o.; herbal tea w/milk

MORN: milk

LUN: pretzel roll, brie cheese, mango chunks

AFT: milk,gj

DIN: pretzel rolls, chicken salad, ff Gr yog w/gj & pecans

NIGHT: water

(sub)urban ranger activity: 48 minutes
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Post by minimizer » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:33 pm

THURSDAY

BR: oatmeal, blueberries, c.o., whey; herbal tea w/milk

MORN: milk

LUN: brie cheese, rice cakes, mango chunks

AFT: milk; gj; herbal tea

DIN: tamale pie, steamed broccoli & carrots; ff Gr yogurt w/pecans

NIGHT: grape juice

(sub)urban ranger exercise: 43 minutes

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Post by minimizer » Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:34 pm

FRIDAY

BR: oatmeal, banana, whey, c.o.; herb tea w/milk

LUN: tomato & Sw cheese on rice cakes, leftover broccoli & carrot, olives, ff Gr yogurt w/gj & pecans

AFT: milk; herb tea w/milk

DIN: leftover tamale pie, salad w/dressing; mango chunks

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Post by minimizer » Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:46 am

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

the weekend

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Post by minimizer » Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:10 pm

MONDAY

BR: Cheerios, banana, milk; herb tea w/milk

LUN: rice cakes, Swiss cheese, tomato; ffs Gr yogurt, gj, pecans

AFT: herb tea w/milk

DIN: roast pork, spinach casserole, mashed potatoes, squash, salad w/dressing, mango chunks; milk & gj

NIGHT: wine (2)

(sub)urban ranger time: 23 min.

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Post by minimizer » Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:28 am

TUESDAY

BR: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, c.o.; cup tea

LUN: rice cakes, lf Swiss cheese, tomato, ff Greek yogurt, gj, pecans, mango chunks

DIN: McChicken, small fries, milk

NIGHT: herb tea; milk

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Post by minimizer » Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:54 pm

WEDNESDAY

BR: oatmeal, blueberries, banana, c.o., whey, milk; coffee w/milk

LUN: rice cakes, 2 slices LF Swiss cheese, ff Greek yogurt w/gj & pecans, slice chicken breast

AFT: water w/gj; herb tea w/milk

DIN: chicken breast cooked in tomato sauce w/vegetables; brown rice; salad w/dressing

NIGHT: wine (3)

(sub)urban ranger activity: 1 hr 20 min

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Post by minimizer » Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:45 pm

THURSDAY

BR: oatmeal, whey, banana, c.o.; coffee w/milk

LUN: Costco combo pizza slice

AFT: grape juice/water; milk w/gj

DIN: casserole of leftovers; salad w/dressing; wine (1)

NIGHT: milk, gj

(sub)urban ranger exercise: 40 min.
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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:05 pm

Hey! You're doing great! I've just been an logged my :mrgreen: on the September thread and you've got a perfect score for September. Well done!
I love Everyday Systems :3

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Post by minimizer » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:20 pm

Thanks, RC. I weigh myself on a scale that weighs in stones as well :)

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Post by minimizer » Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:57 pm

FRIDAY

BR: oats, banana, whey, c.o.; coffee w/milk

LUN: slice chicken breast, rice cake, slice lf Swiss cheese, ff Gr yog w/gj & pecans

AFT: herbal tea w/milk; milk, gj

DIN: potatoes, pea pods, slice cheese; milk w/gj

NIGHT: wine (3)
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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:02 pm

Yes, being in the UK, stones mean more to me than lbs or kilos (although I regularly convert from one to the other!)
I love Everyday Systems :3

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Post by minimizer » Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:11 pm

SATURDAY & SUNDAY...
the weekend...
I will record my weight on
first of October.

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Post by minimizer » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:04 pm

MONDAY

BR: oatmeal, coconut oil, banana, ff Greek yogurt

LUN: lf Swiss cheese, ff Greek yogurt w/pecans, steamed squash, buttered cooked spinach

DIN: salmon loaf, steamed pea pods

NIGHT: milk

(sub)urban ranger time: 37 minutes

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Post by minimizer » Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:47 pm

TUESDAY

BR: leftover salmon loaf; leftover pea pods

LUN: oatmeal, lf Swiss cheese (2), ff Gr yog w/pecans

AFT: milk

DIN: spaghetti squash; cauliflower curry; salad w/dressing; wine (2)

NIGHT: unsuccessful

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Post by minimizer » Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:46 pm

WEDNESDAY

unsuccessful day

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Post by minimizer » Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:46 pm

THURSDAY

BR: the usual






morning weight: 137#

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Post by minimizer » Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:37 pm

After several attempts at this, I'm finding that No S is a fine way to maintain my weight but unsuccessful in helping me to lose weight. I do need to reduce my weight--I have an apple shape and I'm convinced it contributes to back pain. I am returning to counting points because I know it works for sure and I need some relief from these back problems. I might resume No S in the future in order to maintain a new, lower weight. Wishing myself luck.

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Post by osoniye » Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:19 pm

Hi minimizer- I hate to see you go! I'd recommend, if you're open to the idea, of counting points while maintaining the 3 meal per day structure... then you could slide seamlessly back into NoS for maintenance if you choose to.
I hope you can achieve your goals and will rejoin us again soon!
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Post by minimizer » Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:58 am

I'm back

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Post by minimizer » Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:59 pm

Starting with lunch today:

Lunch: carrots w/hummus; ff yogurt w/pecans

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Post by minimizer » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:41 pm

Starting off the week. Had breakfast, will be back later.

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Post by gingerpie » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:48 am

Nice to see you again. &#9786;

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Post by minimizer » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:05 am

Thanks. Working on resolutions for 2016.

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Post by minimizer » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:45 am

Starting over tomorrow. Weight Watchers is not my friend. How many times do I have to prove that to myself? No more I'm hoping.

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Post by minimizer » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:42 pm

Monday. So far, so good.
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon cuppa.
Dinner plans made (I'm cooking).

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Post by minimizer » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:59 am

Healthy plate for dinner. IF necessary will have small milk before bed but probably won't need it.

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Post by minimizer » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:42 pm

Tuesday going well. Going to take a long walk this afternoon--the weather is beautiful. Didn't have milk at bedtime last night. Nothing at all after dinner. Cooking at home again tonight and will use some leftovers from last night as part of the meal.

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Post by minimizer » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:34 pm

I'll weigh myself and record here on March 1st (one week from today) and hopefully it will be 137 or better :)

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Post by minimizer » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:31 pm

Wednesday is going well. Cooking dinner and waiting for it to come out of the oven while taking a break to check in.
Took a good walk today. The weather will not be good tomorrow but
hope to get a walk tomorrow anyway. We'll see.
Looking forward to the weekend when I will definitely find something
wonderful to indulge in as a sweet treat.

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Post by minimizer » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:25 pm

Completed Wednesday as a success.
Success so far on this Thursday.
I will try to take a walk today, even though it's very cold outside.

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Post by Queenie » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:52 pm

Welcome back to friendly No-S. : )

Looks like you're going strong here.

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Post by minimizer » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:22 pm

Thank you, Queenie. I love it here. I mean to stick around :)

It's Friday and almost a complete week of Success. If I
complete today as a Success, then I've made it for the week,
for the win!
Afternoons are the most difficult for me, but not terribly
if I stay busy and remember that I can have milk or tea
if I really must have something.
I quite like eating nothing after dinner and having that
time of fasting between dinner and breakfast--I feel like
it's an especially healthy thing to do!

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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:14 pm

Congratulations on a great week - enjoy your weekend :D
I love Everyday Systems :3

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Post by minimizer » Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:13 pm

Thank you, RawCookie, and I did have an enjoyable weekend.
Skipped walking on Saturday, but took an hour walk in the country
over uneven ground. Felt like quite a workout.
Back to N Days and planning a good week.

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Post by minimizer » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:05 pm

Monday was a success.
Glad to be starting a new month and so looking forward to Spring.
February is my least favorite month, it seems to drag on.
Weighed this morning: 136#.
I believe I'll put away the scales and not weigh again until April 1.
9/1/15--137#, BMI 25.9
10/1/15--137#, BMI 25.9
3/1/16--136#, BMI 25.7

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Post by minimizer » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:44 pm

Yesterday (Tuesday) was completed as a Success.
Today successful so far.
Still walking every day this week.
Cooking at home tonight.

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Post by Queenie » Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:04 am

January and February are my favorite months. And yes, I am in the northern hemisphere. :D

But I can find something to enjoy no matter what time of year. Although admittedly, right now I'm enjoying the clanging sound of my heating system, which means the weather is turning colder tonight.

Your week sounds like you're right on track.

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Post by minimizer » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:37 pm

Yes, Queenie, January and February are cozy months when indoors. I do enjoy that about winter. Shoveling snow and taking the dog out several times a day get old fast for me in the winter months though. It's good to dwell on the positive though. Many cups of hot (herbal) tea are helpful!

Mon, Tues, Wed of this week successful. Be back tomorrow with Thurs report.

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Post by Queenie » Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:03 am

We get so little snow where I live that shoveling is fun. Plus I have very helpful neighbors when it comes to clearing away snow.

I do understand that dog walks are much pleasanter with warmer weather.

Good to see your week continuing green. 8)

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Post by minimizer » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:35 pm

It's going to start warming up today, and warmer on through the weekend.
Walking outdoors is planned this afternoon.
Successful day yesterday. Successful week almost completed...I believe I will!
Planning to bake a homemade dessert this weekend and having company
for dinner on Saturday.
I have put away the bathroom scale until April 1st. I keep forgetting and
start to go to weigh myself, but then I realize that I don't think I have
ever gone for a month without weighing myself (not in many years anyway)
so this is new. It's all part of getting away from "diet mentality" and just
keeping focus on good habits.

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Post by minimizer » Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:40 pm

I made it through the past week successfully.
I'll be back Monday to start another successful week.
Determination and self-discipline.

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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:37 pm

Excellent!
I love Everyday Systems :3

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Post by minimizer » Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:59 pm

Beginning of another No S week.
I baked apple crisp and blueberry muffins for the past weekend.
What muffins weren't eaten are in the freezer.
More later.

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Post by osoniye » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:34 pm

minimizer wrote:What muffins weren't eaten are in the freezer.
Good strategy! Hope you have a great week!
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Post by minimizer » Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:14 am

Thanks!
I've had a successful Monday. I took a long walk this afternoon.
I do have a cold and so hoping that my exercise won't be affected this week. I'll keep on doing what I can.

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Post by minimizer » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:10 pm

Success yesterday (Tuesday) and so far so good today.
Going to take a long walk again today--the Spring-like weather is great!
Tonight I'll build dinner around thrifty leftovers from last night.
Actually we almost always eat at home, which I very much prefer.

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Post by minimizer » Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:08 pm

Yesterday (Wednesday) was successful.
My cold has worsened so i won't take a walk today.
Resting as much as I can.
Using Ricola (contains sugar) because I need them.
Since it's a Sick day, that's OK so no worries.
I'll still not snack or take seconds or have sweets today of course.

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Post by minimizer » Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:00 pm

I finished the week successfully.
Since I still have a bad cold, I haven't taken
my long walks the past couple of days. I did
manage to take a half-hour walk yesterday.
This weekend I have blueberry muffins in the
freezer that I can eat for a treat (saved from
last weekend). I'm not sure if I'll make anything
else. I probably won't unless I get to feeling
much better. I'll be back next week.

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Post by minimizer » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:36 pm

I had a nice weekend. I ate the rest of the blueberry muffins that I baked & froze last weekend. Also bought a Clif bar for a treat. That's it for the sweets.
I did have seconds and less structured eating during the weekend (which means snacking around). It didn't feel quite right though since I'm starting
to get used to a more structured way of eating during the week. I think I
am really starting to prefer a structured, routine eating plan.

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Post by minimizer » Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:18 pm

I had a successful Monday.
Today, so far so good.
I'll be cooking dinner at home tonight, using some leftovers from
last night's dinner.
Getting ready to go for a long walk--it's gorgeous outside!

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Post by minimizer » Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:15 pm

Tuesday was a success.
Today (Wednesday) is going well so far.
It's a good day for a walk, and I will!

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Post by minimizer » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:36 pm

Wednesday was a successful day--it almost wasn't but I made it through after all.
I wasn't going to peek at the scale until April 1, but it's midway through
March so I decided to have a look. I'm down two pounds at the moment.
Feeling slimmer so I'll believe it. I'll try to leave the scale hidden away
now until the beginning of April.

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Post by minimizer » Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:18 am

Thursday and Friday were successful No S days.
I baked a date nut loaf tonight to eat this weekend
(but not the whole thing).
Also I'll probably bake an apple crisp on Sunday.
Was able to walk every day this week. It's getting
cold this weekend so hoping I'll still walk Saturday
and Sunday--we'll see.

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Post by minimizer » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:30 pm

I had a lovely weekend. I baked a date-nut loaf and shared it with family and visitors. Last night I made an apple crisp, we ate most of it and there is
a little bit left which my hubs will eat today--it's off-limits for me on this Monday.
I did eat more than on weekdays and I believe that somehow those weekend
days of eating more might increase metabolism. I'm glad to get back to
structure and routine during the week though. It feels good and right to have
the self-discipline of structured eating, but also it is a comfort to know that
I can break away from that at allowable times.

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Post by minimizer » Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:46 pm

Yesterday (Monday) was a success.
Good start to another good week I'm determined.
I'm so glad it is Spring and I can walk so much outdoors
again! Feeling stronger every day.

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Post by lpearlmom » Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:46 pm

You're doing great and your baked treats sound lovely! Enjoy that weather. It's starting to get too hot here to walk.

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Post by minimizer » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:07 pm

Thanks, Linda. My Tuesday was successful. Long walk and all.
Wednesday starting out well. BBL.

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Post by minimizer » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:46 am

Successful Wednesday. We ate at a restaurant for dinner
and I ate one plate of food. No dessert. I was satisfied.

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Post by minimizer » Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:17 am

Thursday success. Didn't walk today because
weather didn't permit.

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Post by minimizer » Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:08 am

Successful Friday, successful week.
Was able to take a good, long walk today.
Looking forward to Easter weekend.

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Post by minimizer » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:12 pm

Easter weekend was great. Ready to start another week of N days.
I'll weigh and record my weight here on Friday, April 1st.

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Post by oolala53 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:30 am

Kudos to a successful Easter weekend. Sounds like you weren't the least bit derailed!
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
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Jan/12-26.8
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
Mar/18 22.2

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Post by minimizer » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:10 pm

Actually I do feel some 'bloated' after my big Easter weekend, oohlala.
It might affect my weigh-in on Friday (I'm planning to post my weight
monthly)...I'm not going to let it bother me though. I really feel like
I'm settling in to this approach to eating for good. It feels right.
Onward! :)

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Post by minimizer » Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:57 pm

Successful Tuesday. Wednesday going well. Motivated by my weigh-day
coming up. Really though, I'm enjoying the process of practicing good habits
just for its own sake...and for my own sake.

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Post by oolala53 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:58 pm

I know both feelings. It's pretty hard not to feel a bit of incentive from a weigh-in, but the scale can't make us feel lighter and peppier day after day. Than again, maybe if mine showed actress weight every day, it could. But I notice when I don't get too full, I feel skinny, and that was true when I weighed 40 lbs. more!
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
Age 65
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
Jan/12-26.8
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
Mar/18 22.2

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Post by minimizer » Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:20 pm

I agree, oohlala...I do feel skinnier when I'm not feeling full. Lean, but not
too hungry because I'm enjoying that not-too-full feeling.
I weighed myself this morning and I've lost three pounds during the
month of March: from 136 to 133. BMI is now 25.1
Successful week so far and there's no reason why today won't be either--
I am determined.

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Post by oolala53 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:42 am

So close! And so fun getting here.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
Age 65
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
Jan/12-26.8
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
Mar/18 22.2

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Post by minimizer » Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:11 pm

Yes, a nearly normal BMI again!
I had a successful week, and now for the weekend.
Last night I was at a friend's house where they were
having cake. They insisted on sending home a piece
of it with me (for eating this weekend) and I ate it
already this morning. I baked something last night
for the weekend also, but it was a total flop and now
I plan to throw it out--it actually is inedible.

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Post by automatedeating » Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:47 pm

Such an inspiring year you've had, minimizer!

Yay!
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Post by minimizer » Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:41 am

It's good to see you back on here, auto!
I had a decent weekend and a successful Monday.
Took a long walk. Goal is 30-60 minutes walking daily.

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Post by minimizer » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:54 am

Successful Tuesday. Long walk again today.
I do a shovel glove alternative every other day--
14 minutes of a weights routine.
I'm already planning my weekend. :)

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Post by minimizer » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:10 am

Successful Wednesday. Kitchen closed
for the night.
Went for a long walk before it started raining.

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Post by oolala53 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:08 pm

Hump day over!
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
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Post by minimizer » Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:41 pm

Yes! And even better, now it's Friday!!

Successful week so far. There's no reason why Friday can't be the same.
I'm thinking that instead of baking this weekend, I will find one or two
quality and delicious treats for myself at a cafe or a bakery perhaps.
Looking forward to it.

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Post by oolala53 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:57 pm

A wise decision, IMHO. I think often of a little story I read about a French woman visiting in America listening to women at a party talking about baking. The French woman said, "Why so much talking about making cakes? That's what the patisserie is for." The author also said at that time that cake would be served only once a week at a family event and there would be no leftovers. In royals!
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Post by minimizer » Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:38 pm

Yes, that's a wise woman I'd say, to shop at the patisserie. Portion control
and convenience; quality and limited quantity. Actually I love reading the "French Women Don't Get Fat" genre of books, that whole lifestyle is appealing.I do enjoy baking and haven't baked much at all in the past several years. I don't mind baking, but I'm out of practice, and too much of the end product in front of me is a problem.

Today I went to a local bakery and bought a chocolate croissant. That
was my lunch along with a cup of tea. The fat content of it ought to keep
me satisfied for a few hours!

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Post by automatedeating » Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:52 pm

sounds like a very pleasant lunch!

My donut and coffee was spot-on delicious this morning! ;)
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Post by oolala53 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:07 pm

My mentors for French ideas were William Clower and Anne Barone (who unfortunately to me was a real fat shamer, but her other ideas were very helpful). But I have had other influences since then.
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Mar/18 22.2

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Post by minimizer » Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:19 am

Oh my, auto, a donut sounds good. Maybe I'll have
one next weekend. There's a local donut shop where
I would walk and buy a fresh one!

Oohlala, I am familiar with Anne Barone but not
familiar with William Clower--looks like he has a
Mediterranean diet website. I tend to eat that type
of foods mostly.

My plan worked for the past weekend. It made it
possible for me to not go overboard on sweets.
Monday has been a success.

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Post by oolala53 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:08 am

Clower's book i read before No S. Published in 2003, but I'm not sure when I saw it. Stumbled on it at the library. I'm surprised it has as many reviews as it does on Amazon, but I appreciated the influence, though I'm more cautious about some of it now. The French don't have particularly low incidences of Alzheimer's even though their habits don't make them obese...

Glad you felt good about the weekend and Monday.
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Jan/12-26.8
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Mar/18 22.2

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Post by minimizer » Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:54 pm

There is actually a lot of Alzheimers/dementia in my family background.
I'm pretty sure that sugar isn't the best thing for preventing or delaying its onset. Two things I do: I have turmeric every day and I eat blueberries often. My sugar consumption is minimal and has been for years, at least
compared with many--I know I could do better.

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Post by minimizer » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:25 am

Successful Tues and Wed...so far so good this week.
I'm eating more salads now that the weather is warming up.
Tonight's dinner was half of a plate of salad, and the other
half of my plate was lentil curry with brown rice.

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Post by oolala53 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:00 pm

Have to admit that though I know there is no use in regretting the past, sometimes a thought floats up that I wish I had been less relaxed with my S day sugar-eating earlier on. But, I wasn't the same person then.
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Post by minimizer » Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:06 pm

Right, we are not the same people that
we were in the past. I'm glad to be ever
evolving...for the better I hope. Anyway
change is inevitable so might as well make
improvements as time marches on.

I'm having a sensible weekend. Moderate
amount of sweets so far. Had a "purple
cow" with lunch, but made it with white
grape juice so I called it a Charolaix! &#128516;

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Post by minimizer » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:22 pm

It feels more difficult to get back into the N Day groove this Monday, but so far so good. I think it's mostly because I'm very tired after an extra-busy
weekend and I didn't sleep well at all last night. Being low on sleep can
cause cravings I believe. Dinner almost ready and then I'll stay strong
tonight--I'm determined.

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Post by minimizer » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:05 pm

Successful Monday accomplished.
Tuesday going well. I had a Costco slice of pizza for lunch.
Now it's time to start preparing dinner. Planning to take a
long walk this evening after the bright sun is not so hot and
glaring--the bright light causes a lot of headaches this time
of year.

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Post by minimizer » Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:51 pm

Successful Tuesday and Wednesday.
Good walking weather in the evenings.
Looking forward to a weekend social event
and that is where I'll have a dessert on
Saturday. I'll have a sweet on Sunday too,
probably and I think that will be all. That's
my plan.

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Post by automatedeating » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:39 am

Enjoy your nice warm evening walks. Sounds meditative and peaceful.
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Post by minimizer » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:00 pm

Yes, auto, walking is a form of meditation for me. I love it.

Successful week and it's getting to seem routine. I love it.
I feel good about the weekend...I believe that moderation will
be my friend.

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Post by oolala53 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:54 pm

OH, I remember Costco pizza! And Caesar's, too. Gawd, I love pizza dough, even cheap dough. Just less often now.
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Post by minimizer » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:41 am

Yeah, Costco pizza is the only pizza
I eat these days. One slice--portion control.
Probably once a month or less. I ignore the
samples throughout the store.

Successful Monday and I am pleased :)

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Post by minimizer » Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:51 am

Tuesday is a success. Skipped walking
since I had a bad headache all day.

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Post by minimizer » Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:52 pm

Wednesday success. Thursday success.
Took a long walk this afternoon.

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Post by minimizer » Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:13 am

Successful Friday. therefore a successful week.
Looking forward to the weekend.
I'll be back next week.

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Post by minimizer » Sat May 07, 2016 1:57 pm

Successful yesterday (Friday).
Busy weekend. I'll be back next week.

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