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Angel1



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:02 pm    Post subject: Angel's Daily Check In Reply with quote

I am ready to start. I have read the book and listened to some of the podcasts. I realize the importance of changing habits. Tomorrow will be my first official day. I look forward to learning from everyone here.

My official starting weight is 196 (I am 5'2. This is a really big deal!)
My goal is 150 (at least for now)

I plan to do Vanilla No S like so many of you recommend here.
I also plan to exercise for at least 10 minutes a day for at least 5 days out of the week (at least for now). I don't know if I have the energy to do more right now. Sad
I also don't get nearly enough sleep. I stay up late far too many nights. I have read that sleep is just as important to weight loss as eating and exercise. I am aiming for 7 hours each night.
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automatedeating



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome and glad to have you on the forum! Go you for getting more sleep! That is hugely important, I agree. I hit the sack at 9pm and get up at 6am - sheesh, I maybe sleep too much, lol. So definitely get at least 7!!

Remember to fill those plates at first as you are developing your habits.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck, use the habitcal too it's very motivating at the start

Jx
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome!
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Angel1



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 1
No S SUCCESS
Exercise. FAILURE
7 hrs Sleep SUCCESS (I'm going to bed right now)
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Angel1



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 2

NOS
SUCCESS

EXERCISE
SUCCESS

SLEEP
SUCCESS
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automatedeating



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it!
I think we should all have a "SLEEP" category. Smile
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Angel1



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 3

NoS FAILED I was really and truly hungry between lunch and dinner
I tried to talk myself out of eating, but I gave in.

Exercise FAILED I didn't have the energy to workout. I am thinking of moving this to the morning before work. Once I get home, it is really hard to exercise.

Sleep SUCCESS
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automatedeating



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry about your red day.

In case you haven't already been given this suggestion -- have a glass of milk in the afternoon to stave off until dinner. And I recommend whole milk. Some people just have a cup of tea and that works, but if the issue was real hunger, then milk will do the trick and keep you green.
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Angel1



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, automatedeating, for that milk tip!!

Day 4

NoS Failed

Exercise Failed

Sleep Success

I am thinking of removing the exercise goal. I don't know if this makes sense, but I don't think I am ready for it yet. Maybe I should just focus on eating and sleeping for now. What do you think?

Then again...in the past...long long ago (lol)...when I did exercise, I did it in the mornings. Perhaps I just need to adjust my morning so that I can make time for it.
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automatedeating



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had almost suggested that you not have the exercise goal a few days ago, for the very reason you mentioned. It's a big deal to change even one habit, so you could hold off on the exercise goal until you have had several months of moderate eating. Focus on caring for your body by eating and sleeping first.
Once you have lost 10 or 20 pounds you might surprise yourself with better quality sleep and a desire to move more.

Putting your house in order requires tackling one project at a time. Make NoS Eating your primary objective.

You need to get a string of green days under your belt to see what it feels like. But S days are here now.
So Monday it begins again.
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Soprano



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angel1 wrote:
Day 3

NoS FAILED I was really and truly hungry between lunch and dinner
I tried to talk myself out of eating, but I gave in.

Exercise FAILED I didn't have the energy to workout. I am thinking of moving this to the morning before work. Once I get home, it is really hard to exercise.

Sleep SUCCESS


If it helps I added a nos mod of no starving so I don't count it as a fail if I am truly ready to eat anything hungry and I have a snack. Obviously you shouldn't do it all the time and you need to understand the reasons.

Jx
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soprano wrote:


If it helps I added a nos mod of no starving so I don't count it as a fail if I am truly ready to eat anything hungry and I have a snack. Obviously you shouldn't do it all the time and you need to understand the reasons.

Jx


No Starving sounds like a good mod to me. When I started I allowed myself to have seconds if I really felt like I hadn't had enough to eat. I hardly ever abused the privilege, and eventually I felt ready to give that mod up.
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Angel1



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 5
No S
YELLOW

SLEEP
GREEN

EXERCISE
RED

DAY 6
No S
YELLOW

SLEEP
GREEN

EXERCISE
RED

DAY 7
No S
RED

SLEEP
GREEN

EXERCISE
GREEN


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Angel1



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am still debating the exercise issue. When I went to my HabitCal, I couldn't bring myself to remove it. Does that sound weird?
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automatedeating



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

not at all. You really want to make exercise a big part of your life! I think as long as it's not undermining your willpower to eat moderately and get some sleep, then there's no harm in leaving it on Habitcal.
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Angel1



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DAY 8

No S
RED

SLEEP
RED

EXERCISE
RED


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Angel1



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DAY 9

No S FAILURE

Sleep SUCCESS

Exercise FAILURE
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Angel1



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

automatedeating wrote:
not at all. You really want to make exercise a big part of your life! I think as long as it's not undermining your willpower to eat moderately and get some sleep, then there's no harm in leaving it on Habitcal.



I think you are right. I will leave it there. If I do it I will mark it GREEN and if I don't I will leave it blank. I will not say mean things to myself if I don't have the energy or motivation to do it. I will not let it stop me from trying to eat properly either. Right now it probably isn't as important as changing my eating habits. If I figure out to eat properly, I can't imagine that I will not eventually have the energy and desire to be more active.
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Angel1



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 10 --Thursday was a special day because I cooked a nice Thanksgiving meal. I enjoyed cheesecake. I was quite stuffed by the end of the day, but I did manage to have 3 distinct meals instead of nibbling all day.


Day 11
No S SUCCESS (I kept telling myself "You can have cheesecake tomorrow")

Sleep SUCCESS

Exercise SUCCESS
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Soprano



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you are doing great

Jx
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on your successes, especially not eating all day Thanksgiving.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!
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Angel1



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for checking in with me!

Some days are definitely better than others.

I think the real hurdle is finding the right amount or types of food to carry me from one meal to the next without strong hunger in between.
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automatedeating



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is where I give my plug for having the same breakfast and lunch every day. That way, if you are too hungry one day, then pack more the next day. Since it's identical food, it can become almost a science of the exact amount that tides you over. And on the days where you realized you didn't pack enough, then have a latte or other milky drink to survive until the next meal. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just realised my breakfasts and lunches are pretty similar from day to day Monday to Friday. I often skip one on the weekends.

Guess it does make it easier as your body adapts to what it gets

Jx
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Angel1



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having the same meals is a good tip.

Today was a fail for eating and exercise. I am sure I will get my sleep though. I have been doing well with that.
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Angel1



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was super busy and didn't have much time to post the last few days.

I managed to have two successful No S days. I stayed on target with my sleep (except for tonight). Exercise only happened once. I am not upset about it though. My main focus right now is to work on the eating habits. I have actually been trying to find a simple short workout; something less than 10 minutes. I am still looking.
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