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 oolala53 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:16 pm

Smart goals. Check in only when it works for you.
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

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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Post by automatedeating » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:41 am

Whatever works!
We are with 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; 1/19-23.4; 2/19-22.7

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Post by minimizer » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:14 pm

February 1, 2018

Height: 5'1"
Weight: 142
BMI: 26.8

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Post by minimizer » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:16 pm

April 5, 2018

Weight 139
BMI 26.3

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Post by minimizer » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:52 pm

I'm going to print out the articles that I have bookmarked here on my 'daily' posts.

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Post by minimizer » Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:20 pm

138# BMI 26.1

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Post by minimizer » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:29 am


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Post by Soprano » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:59 am

Interesting thanks for posting

Jx
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Post by automatedeating » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:07 am

Hi minimizer! Glad to see you posted! Now I'm going to read the article you linked.

Ok, I read it -- then went and found the original study. How totally fascinating, yes!
I was particularly interested because I have mild prediabetes and would like to curtail any worsening of it.

Here's the abstract:

Early Time-Restricted Feeding Improves Insulin Sensitivity, Blood Pressure, and Oxidative Stress Even without Weight Loss in Men with Prediabetes.
Sutton EF1, Beyl R1, Early KS2, Cefalu WT3, Ravussin E1, Peterson CM4.
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Abstract
Intermittent fasting (IF) improves cardiometabolic health; however, it is unknown whether these effects are due solely to weight loss. We conducted the first supervised controlled feeding trial to test whether IF has benefits independent of weight loss by feeding participants enough food to maintain their weight. Our proof-of-concept study also constitutes the first trial of early time-restricted feeding (eTRF), a form of IF that involves eating early in the day to be in alignment with circadian rhythms in metabolism. Men with prediabetes were randomized to eTRF (6-hr feeding period, with dinner before 3 p.m.) or a control schedule (12-hr feeding period) for 5 weeks and later crossed over to the other schedule. eTRF improved insulin sensitivity, β cell responsiveness, blood pressure, oxidative stress, and appetite. We demonstrate for the first time in humans that eTRF improves some aspects of cardiometabolic health and that IF's effects are not solely due to weight loss.
Month/Year-BMI
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Post by minimizer » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:22 pm

Yes, I am afraid that I'm headed to the prediabetic range myself.
I have to get serious about reversing this...I plan to start
posting my meals (including timing) next week.

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Post by eschano » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:54 am

Thanks for the interesting link! Diabetis runs in the family so I’m very interested.
eschano - Vanilla rocks!

July 2012- January 2016
Started again July 2018

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Post by minimizer » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:19 pm

BR:
oatmeal, Greek yogurt, banana; two cups black tea
1/2 cup lactose-free 2% milk

Lun:
chicken, carrots, broccoli, corn
cup lactose-free 2% milk

Aft: 1/2 cup lactose-free 2% milk; cup black tea

Din: Salmon filet, baked potato/butter, collard greens,
blueberries, banana, & Greek yogurt

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Post by minimizer » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:20 am

Br:
oatmeal, whey protein, banana, flax; 2 c black tea; 1/2 c. L-F 2% milk

Lun:
salmon, baked potato, butter, ff Gr yogurt, pecans

Aft: coffee & 2% L-F milk

Din:
vegetarian chili, carrots, blueberries, cup 2% L-F milk

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Post by minimizer » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:33 am

16:8

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Post by minimizer » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:38 am

Weight: 135
BMI: 25.5

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Post by minimizer » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:05 pm

134#
bmi: 25.3

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Post by automatedeating » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:51 pm

Hey there minimizer! :-)

Looks like you are doing well and I'm so delighted to see you on the boards!
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

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Post by minimizer » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:01 am

Yes, thanks, Auto. Your stats look very good!

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Post by minimizer » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:02 am

133#
BMI 25.1

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Post by minimizer » Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:05 pm

Holidays, blah. Who needs 'em? I could live without them.
Glad that tomorrow is my favorite day:
January 1st, the beginning of a new year and I am hopeful.

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