Chippie's 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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Chippie's check- in

Post by Chippie&co. » Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:24 pm

Good days bad days.
Monday and Tuesday- Successes. Tempted to comfort with food, but resisted.
A close family member was killed in Iraq on Sunday- he was a US Marine.

:cry:

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Iraq

Post by pangelsue » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:48 pm

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. Death of a friend is always awful but when it is the death of someone in the prime of their life and a also a death by violence, it is so much harder to bear.

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Post by gratefuldeb67 » Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:41 am

So sorry about your loss!
You must be heartbroken...

My heart goes out to you!
Love,
8) Deb
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Post by Chippie&co. » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:10 am

Thank you 'Sue & Deb for your kind words.

We're all sad- he was such a great young person. Right now, there's still that flicker of hope that it was a mistake... not quite real. The funeral will bring closure if nothing else.

Thanks again.

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Post by reinhard » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:32 am

I'm very, very sorry, Chippie&co. It's silly stuff we're all talking about here compared to this. Best wishes for you and your family getting through this,

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Post by Chippie&co. » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:44 am

Thanks, Reinhard.

You're a 'MA chap' and so its a little closer to home this time, right?

There's a time for everything under the sun...... and the sillies, well, they lighten the load.

C.

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Post by Chippie&co. » Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:27 pm

Well, post funeral and post vacation, and I am in no mood to No-s. that's the truth.

I just read Richard's posts, and boy! what an encouragement. (Great spelling too for a 4th grader :D ).

Have to get going again- want to start doing the urban ranger thing. Pushing about 60lbs should make it good exercise. Our weeping cherry tree is blooming, and the flowers are coming out. Yes, there ARE many things to be excited about!

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Moving on

Post by pangelsue » Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:03 am

The ranger thing may be just what the doctor ordered. Fresh air, exercise and focusing on something else might be the beginning of the healing. If you are feeling better you will be more able to help your friend through this horrible time.
Aren't weeping cherries wonderful. Our weeping crab apple is ready to blume too.
Keep on, Chippie and co. We are all with you.

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