0
 
Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
8/14/14 9:45 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
So sorry I have been MIA. I've stumbled with No S, but the reduced appetite has pretty much kept me in line. I waver by a couple of pounds. I still aspire every day to skip the S's and still believe it is a workable way to live and maintain sane eating habits. Onwards!

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
RELIBELI's Photo RELIBELI SparkPoints: (12,665)
Fitness Minutes: (9,763)
Posts: 581
7/28/14 8:25 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi guys! And I'm back...again! I just blogged about my month, if you'd like to read a bit more. The upshot is that I had a really great time away. It was challenging to take 'NoS' with me for a few reasons, but I did my best. I'm not 'beating myself up' about anything this time, and am excited to start a new streak today.

My body is looking forward to it too!

I'll find time later to create the streak itself.

I hope all is well with you guys.

Reli

No Day But Today...


 current weight: 152.0 
 
165
160
155
150
145
JOL1KEY2BOL3's Photo JOL1KEY2BOL3 SparkPoints: (75,866)
Fitness Minutes: (106,059)
Posts: 9,377
7/24/14 10:40 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hope all is well. I finished another good week!

 Pounds lost: 42.5 
 
0
20
40
60
80
JOL1KEY2BOL3's Photo JOL1KEY2BOL3 SparkPoints: (75,866)
Fitness Minutes: (106,059)
Posts: 9,377
7/16/14 10:41 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi all, finished another successful week. Love my extra healthy meals!

 Pounds lost: 42.5 
 
0
20
40
60
80
HEALTHY4ME's Photo HEALTHY4ME Posts: 4,072
7/12/14 2:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
HI all day 3 here. Day 1 and 2 were great! I was pleased and didn't even have that much craving etc. Today I forgot it was S day, till we were sitting in sun at yard sale, and dd and son in law had pop and said do you want something I said well no.......... then said OMG it is so hot, do you have cold water. no. okay and did have a pop, first in ages, but that's all I have had and we are having family bbq but only hamburgers and salad so no problem may be over calories but not going nuts. I can't believe it. Figured be hard to go back.........

Hope you are all doing well.
Have a great weekend!

Cindy

Atlantic time zone



Cindy in Atlantic Canada

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan but also believe.

If you want something bad enough, you will find a way, if you don't you will find an excuse.
ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!!!!!!


96 Days until:  100 days wt loss with linda spangle
 
100
75
50
25
0
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
7/12/14 2:00 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Had a colossal fail yesterday. Done! No big deal. I did it consciously. It would really not have served the same purpose to simply wait for today.

Got no reason to permasnack nor have any S's today. May have a friend over for casual dinner. I think I'll stick with fruit for dessert.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
7/10/14 12:54 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am so humbled by your walking with bad knees! I feel little twinges, but that's not what usually stops me. Mine's just complacency. I've gotten out walking 3 of 4 mornings this week. I'm lucky that my 'hood has some inclines, which I prefer. I even brought my jump rope with me today. (I'm a bit motivated, as you may have read, because a colleague died of a brain hemorrhage this summer. She was very sedentary... I don't know if that was the cause, but I know I've got no good reason not to get in consistent, moderate exercise.)

When I really committed to No S Dec. 26, 2009, after a half-hearted attempt 14 months earlier, I did 90 days with no failures, but WILD weekends. I was so happy for the green weeks that I didn't care about those S days. I still stand by that attitude. It has all come out in the wash.

Well, I have been a little lax lately. I blame it on unpaid work I have to do for my credential. Tedious work that will likely not make me a better teacher to the extent that it makes up for the time I'm having to put in. Aack! Me and my sob story. But I have not given in to the urges to do the old thing to get me through these assignments. Eat whole packages of cookies. Frosting from the container. Cookie dough and brownie batter. I could wallow in feeling bummed that the thoughts to do that even occur to me, but I AM succeeding in resisting THAT urge. I am not in control of what thoughts occur to me, just what I do after they appear.

I'm honored to be sharing the path, Healthy!

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
HEALTHY4ME's Photo HEALTHY4ME Posts: 4,072
7/10/14 10:25 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
HI all ! emoticon

I was here a while back, did well for quite a while, have to say got sidelined somehow and just didn't bother or care. It wasn't long and is the first time I have gained this much this fast.

I joined the 100 day challenge team, but I made a challenge and that's it, I don't go to the team but the premise has helped. I chose to walk over 10, 000 steps for 100 days. So far great, that challenge will be up July 21 and have to say have done well. I love to walk but having bad knees and back have made some days hard. Hubby has gotten me to over 10,000 every day most often I am over 11. I will continue that challenge till I have my knee surgery for which I still have no date.

SO been really thinking what I can do, and NO S keeps coming to me again. I am not good with moderation, perhaps someday I will be. This allows all food so don't feel as if I can't just have to say and remind myself I can have this just wait till Sat or Sunday.

I am going to do this as a 100 day challenge with the full intent of continuing on. But as that has helped me so much mentally I want to approach it this way.

SO DAY 1 Back No S! and only special day I see in my immediate future is our 37th wedding anniversary on July 25th. That may well be a meal out but may be able to say I can do this too! I know it is doable for life as long as I can get started again.

Glad to be back! blogged, charted my food, and now to do my physio exercises as my knee is really bad the past few days. Winter is bad but the humid days don't help. Need hubby's help with my ex. today but will get at it. We will be going over to the grandkids for few mins and also maybe to Costco so that will get some steps in, limping or not I will walk LOL

thanks! hugs!

Atlantic time zone



Cindy in Atlantic Canada

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan but also believe.

If you want something bad enough, you will find a way, if you don't you will find an excuse.
ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!!!!!!


96 Days until:  100 days wt loss with linda spangle
 
100
75
50
25
0
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
7/8/14 12:54 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Welcome back Jolie! I was in San Rafael last week. It was beautiful. Even beautiful San Diego looked rather garishly sunbaked after being up where there are so many trees!

A good green N day. Had a class to go to, so I felt a bit hurried for dinner, but it got me away from food. I realized again, though it's not a huge issue for me, it would be useful for people to have some kind of ritual activity NOT normally associated with eating to do for even 15 or 20 minutes after they finish eating, such as teeth and skin cleaning, or choosing clothes for the next day, etc. It also helps before starting to eat the meal to already have any extra food put away so that it's a pretty easy step to put dishes in the sink or on the counter, not looking as if they are ready for more food before being washed.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
JOL1KEY2BOL3's Photo JOL1KEY2BOL3 SparkPoints: (75,866)
Fitness Minutes: (106,059)
Posts: 9,377
7/7/14 11:47 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Just a quick check-in. Enjoyed my trip to San Francisco, walked a lot and enjoyed the food. Looking forward to Extra Healthy Meals again.

 Pounds lost: 42.5 
 
0
20
40
60
80
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
7/6/14 9:48 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I sometimes read other weight loss books only if they aren't about "dieting." One I'm listening to on CD now is for "people who feel too much." The author recommends that participants eat three meals and two snacks a day, but she also says to eat only when hungry. This made me nervous right off the bat for readers. I know I would have to eat very carefully to make sure I was hungry for five eating events a day. Given the title, there's lots on analyzing stressful events, present and past. In my own experience, I think I spent way too much time on that stuff, and less on learning to tolerate the urges to binge or permasnack for long enough to really feel the benefit of the difference. I still experience plenty of stress; food rarely adds to it these days.

Honestly, if I thought I could live a more peaceful life by overeating, at this point, I would.

Challenge today will be accepting low level of hunger.

Getting out to walk while it's still cool.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
7/5/14 1:57 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Got waylaid from exercise a bit this morning because my car battery was dead so I had to drive the car around to recharge it during the time I was going to go for a walk. It got hot later! I'm such a wimp. However, I did drive the car around in the 'hood to figure out a 2-mile route that could pretty easily be cut in half if I have a time crunch.

Did not take a NWS day, though I virtual-plated dinner. I had a few urges to snack after I got home from seeing firework. Old habit. It even came back a few times after I had dismissed it, though I'm not a bit hungry! Going to bed soon,

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
-HEALTHYAMY's Photo -HEALTHYAMY Posts: 2,501
7/4/14 9:21 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Just finished a week without snacking. This week I am going to add tracking calories. I am down a pound this week too.

Happy Fourth! emoticon

 August Minutes: 120
 
0
375
750
1125
1500
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
7/3/14 11:53 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I had a fail day yesterday. It happened just like that. I don't know whether I was somehow rebelling against how much order I lived with the last week, or what. Anyway, I had a bit bigger lunch and dinner, just to convince my appetite that I wouldn't try to bludgeon it into shape.

Got no plans for holiday eating. I'm just getting together with one friend. I don't know many hot dog/ hamburger people anymore in my life. I wouldn't have minded being invited to my friend George's boat to watch fireworks tomorrow night, but he will be spending time with his son. But that reminds me that there is a park not far from my house where it's pretty easy to see some if there isn't any cloud cover, which happens sometimes. We'll live.

I already had a show anyway because on the way home from the retreat, I drove by Disneyland in Anaheim just as they set off their nightly display.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
7/1/14 12:53 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I had sobering news that helped me be even more judicious with my choices today and without much sense of struggle. I got a message that a female colleague of mine, one year younger than I, had a cerebral hemorage Friday night and was taken off life support this morning. She often talked about things her doctor told her to do and not do: get exercise, stop drinking coffee, eat a healthier diet. She did not work them into her life. Though I do actually believe everyone dies at the exact right time for him or her, it's hard not to think even modestly better habits might have made a difference. Some of you know that in the last few months I have felt some resentment over having a desire to eat more than I am hungry for. I found myself tonight finishing the food I had taken and feeling fine about not feeling stuffed, though it would have been fun to have a few more bites.

Also, the staff here at the retreat left out a big bowl of a snack chips (made from rice: very crispy; one of the few crackery foods I like a lot) that I was almost thinking of taking a little handful from after dinner, but caught myself. I know that one handful wouldn't make the difference, but I just want to feel I am doing my part for my health. I am not willing to live every minute worrying about it, but Vanilla No S is little enough to ask. I think this will help me get and stay more committed to exercise, too. The largest benefits of exercise come from very modest output. I really don't have any good excuse to get the minimum in on N days.



Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 7/3/2014 (23:40)
*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
JOL1KEY2BOL3's Photo JOL1KEY2BOL3 SparkPoints: (75,866)
Fitness Minutes: (106,059)
Posts: 9,377
6/25/14 11:50 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
That is a very good question Oolala. I think limiting the amount of time actually spent "eating" and making mealtime the center piece for eating has been the main thing. Also the types of food -- I primarily eat protein and vegetables/fruits/nuts and less carbs and desserts now than before. Also the "one plate" dictate of NoS. ...and surely, I do know the difference now between empty stomach, full stomach, stuffed stomach, etc. I prefer being no more than "full". So it's not a simple answer and even though I invoke Neanderthal, he certainly wouldn't have the same situations we do, would he?

Edited by: JOL1KEY2BOL3 at: 6/25/2014 (15:37)
 Pounds lost: 42.5 
 
0
20
40
60
80
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
6/25/14 11:05 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Good perspective, Jolie.

It does sound like the amount of food you need to feel happy has decreased over the years. How did that change happen?

I'm staying pretty much vanilla No S. First full day of a retreat at which 3 meals are provided. They leave out supplies for coffee, tea, etc. and there is fruit, but I'm sticking to no snacks. I did have half a bite each of a gluten free brownie and a lemon bar last night. I don't think I'll do that every night. The novelty will wear off.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
JOL1KEY2BOL3's Photo JOL1KEY2BOL3 SparkPoints: (75,866)
Fitness Minutes: (106,059)
Posts: 9,377
6/25/14 9:03 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Oolala, The savouring food thing has never worked for me. Don't know why. With one plate, I'm just as satisfied if I eat it fast or slow. I also think that Neanderthal did not "savour food" and it's just too hard for me to counteract nature. Anyway, it would be nice - and it is always in my mind, but just not too successful at it. I tried for years to listen to my stomach, and only eat when hungry, but found I was never hungry -- almost became anorexic. Good goal, but I just don't have it yet! I do have the "only eating in one place" (for the most part) thing.

 Pounds lost: 42.5 
 
0
20
40
60
80
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
6/23/14 5:06 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Had a really enjoyable weekend eating. The total amount of food was pretty small, but the total pleasure was BIG! Would have liked to have gotten more exercise, but was driving and visiting, and I didn't work it in.

On the long drives from San Diego to Bay Area and environs, I am listening to audiobook on small habit changes leading to big changes over time. The author detailed so many changes that happened for her that dovetail my experience on No S, though she didn't start with a goal of three meals. That's where she pretty much is now because her third "microsolution" that evolved from the first two was to be hungry for her meals. Snacks dropped away. Her approach worked, but the tactics were so much more complicated than No S. Yet, they match some of the reflection and subsequent changes that No S-ers do and make over time.I imagine that people would have to just as patient and trusting to keep at it as they need to be with No S. She said (as Reinhard does in his podcast discussions on habit changes) not to try more than two changes at any one time. A daily change must be practiced for a minimum of four weeks before attempting any modification. Any change not practiced daily needs to be practiced before even longer.

Another habit she aimed at was savoring her food. She said she practiced it longer than any other change before she allowed herself to feel that it was an ingrained habit. I think it was 8 months, but it IS habit now- doesn't feel like "practice" anymore. I shared on LBF that that has been foundational for me. I don't think it could have trumped 3 meals when I started, but I think now it could. I"m not going to experiment on purpose with it right now, but I suspect that if I really practiced it with every single bite, I could probably eat any S any day of the week and be fine. However, it's actually more mental trouble than just relying on the set number of meals.



*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
JOL1KEY2BOL3's Photo JOL1KEY2BOL3 SparkPoints: (75,866)
Fitness Minutes: (106,059)
Posts: 9,377
6/23/14 9:11 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi all, just a quick check-in! Did really well on my cruise, although there was plentiful food. For the most part I stuck with meals. Did allow a few snacks when the cooking team provided snacks particularly interesting, like the one day they had Turkish samplers on the Lido deck. Thanks to NoS and to my BingeFree team, I felt relatively "normal" with food. Heck, everyone overeats some on cruises. However, I had no desire to just run rampant -- and that is great progress. In fact, I often chose the vegetable based choices on the menus. Hardest part was the long flight with mainly carbs. Anyway, I'm back!

Thinking of you all!

Edited by: JOL1KEY2BOL3 at: 6/23/2014 (09:12)
 Pounds lost: 42.5 
 
0
20
40
60
80
LIVEIT2MAX Posts: 18
6/22/14 11:40 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
OK - super helpful. I have had the sensation from time to time that only a few bites really do satisfy, so I am going to concentrate on that and see where it takes me. I have no problem with NO S on weekends or vacay - it is my work week that is the problem - I am sure it is stress - the afternoons are killer. I am going to focus back on understanding hunger and satiety, reduce volume, portion control. I think I have to force myself to put more time between eating.

I am 62, work full time+. I have radically changed my habits over past 2 years, workout every day, am at my first goal weight, want to lose 3-5 more pounds, but instead I am maintaining. Doing great, have come a long way, but still work to do on my relationship with food.

 current weight: 144.3 
 
152
149.75
147.5
145.25
143
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
6/15/14 2:59 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
After four years of No S, and turning 60, I now could have a meal at which my hunger is satisfied in just a few bites, but my desire for pleasure is not. So I eat more, but not a lot, by most standards, and I still don't get hungry by the next meal. If were going to actually get hungry for my meals, which, BTW, is not a strict rule of No S, but my add-on, I would have to eat just a few bites.

I don't want to scare you. This is not the typical experience of most long-term No S'ers.

And also, I distinguish between being empty-stomach HUNGRY and just the general desire for food that we've gotten so used to, that general feeling that I just want to eat something. It's not really hunger, but more of an anxious desire to just eat! It used to happen 20 times a day. I find that desire was and is the most common reason for my failures. Ironically, when I'm really, really hungry, I can almost always wait until meal time, The only exception to that has been when other people are delaying the meal. That has happened very rarely for me, as I am single and don't eat with others very often.

I'm a teacher on break right now, but when I'm working, I still get a desire almost every day after the kids leave to just go eat! (That went away for a few years but returned recently. Also not typical.) That happens less than two hours after I've had a nice lunch, so I know it's not real hunger. I just put up with it until I can get involved in something else enough for it to go away or until I feel actual real hunger. Since I can choose my dinner time, I don't have to struggle with being hungry for long periods of time before I eat dinner. I used to aim at being hungry for 1-2 hours before dinner, but as I've explained, I'd be eating dinner at 9 or 10 o'clock at night if I did that. I just plain don't want to do that, even though I don't think there's a real problem with it. The Spaniards eat dinner quite late and they are relatively slim and healthy.

Remember that you can have hot beverages with a bit of sugar and milk, if you like, in the afternoon to tide you over. I've cut way, way down on sodas, but will sometimes have one if I feel I'm going to fail in the afternoon. The bubbles seem to help.

How long is the gap between your lunch and dinner?

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 6/15/2014 (15:04)
*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
LIVEIT2MAX Posts: 18
6/15/14 11:25 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
New to No S. What does this mean : I still wish I were hungrier for my meals, but I'm not willing to eat just the few bites it would take to satisfy my minimum needs ?? Thanks for the enlightenment. I am doing fairly well with the No Sugar and No Seconds - still having trouble with afternoon hunger.

Edited by: LIVEIT2MAX at: 6/15/2014 (11:25)
 current weight: 144.3 
 
152
149.75
147.5
145.25
143
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
6/13/14 7:35 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Reli, if it's between being on track with No S and checking in, even I vote for your being on track! But I really appreciate your participation.

I still wish I were hungrier for my meals, but I'm not willing to eat just the few bites it would take to satisfy my minimum needs. A weight loss doctor has said that food legitimately serves other needs as well. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Going on a bay cruise. I will try virtual plating, as it will be appetizers. Do not want to take an NWS day; saving one for later in the month.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
RELIBELI's Photo RELIBELI SparkPoints: (12,665)
Fitness Minutes: (9,763)
Posts: 581
6/13/14 5:55 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply

Well, the good news is that I've stayed very consistent and on track w NoS. The bad news is that I haven't made it a priority to check in here each day.
I'll keep trying we that one. It's been above average hectic here.
So happy to have NoS down right now the way I do.

It's truly the one method/lifestyle that frees you of old habits and cravings and feelings related to food and eating. At least that's my experience. And it's the only thing lately where I've experienced a while host of health related accomplishments.

I know we're not a super active group right now, but I'll do my best to check in more regularly.
Just glad to connect in some way w others who understand the benefit of NoS.

Hope all is well w you guys too, Oo and Jolie!

Day 1 6/03 - N SUCCESS
Day 2 6/04 - N SUCCESS
Day 3 6/05 - N SUCCESS
Day 4 6/06 - N SUCCESS
Day 5 6/07 - S Day - very reasonable
Day 6 6/08 - S Day - very reasonable
Day 7 6/09 - N SUCCESS
Day 8 6/10 - N SUCCESS
Day 9 6/11 - N SUCCESS
Day 10 6/12 N SUCCESS
Day 11 6/13 N - Leave to head north
Day 12 6/14 S
Day 13 6/15 S - IN CAMP
Day 14 6/16 N
Day 15 6/17 N
Day 16 6/18 N
Day 17 6/19 N
Day 18 6/20 N
Day 19 6/21 S
Day 20 6/22 S
Day 21 6/23 N

No Day But Today...


 current weight: 152.0 
 
165
160
155
150
145
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
6/9/14 12:34 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Despite some overdoing it on high fiber cereal yesterday, I feel good about the rest of the weekend.

Tomorrow will be first N day off work in awhile. Not anticipating any trouble.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
RELIBELI's Photo RELIBELI SparkPoints: (12,665)
Fitness Minutes: (9,763)
Posts: 581
6/6/14 10:38 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
OO - Drum circle sounds great! Jolie- Have a great vaca!

I'm so glad I wrote out this streak awhile back. Makes it so easy!

Day 1 6/03 - N SUCCESS
Day 2 6/04 - N SUCCESS
Day 3 6/05 - N SUCCESS
Day 4 6/06 - N
Day 5 6/07 - S
Day 6 6/08 - S
Day 7 6/09 - N
Day 8 6/10 - N
Day 9 6/11 - N
Day 10 6/12 N
Day 11 6/13 N - Leave to head north
Day 12 6/14 S
Day 13 6/15 S - IN CAMP
Day 14 6/16 N
Day 15 6/17 N
Day 16 6/18 N
Day 17 6/19 N
Day 18 6/20 N
Day 19 6/21 S
Day 20 6/22 S
Day 21 6/23 N

No Day But Today...


 current weight: 152.0 
 
165
160
155
150
145
RELIBELI's Photo RELIBELI SparkPoints: (12,665)
Fitness Minutes: (9,763)
Posts: 581
6/6/14 10:37 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi guys! Well, while I haven't met my goal of checking in here daily, I have stayed on track and have completed one of my most successful streaks. While I know weight gains/losses is not the focus of NoS, I have lost close to 7 pounds on this streak. My body clearly just didn't need that weight. To be at a healthy BMI (according to the charts), I need to be about 10 pounds lighter. That is what I'm shooting for, but I'm going to more focus on 'just' being consistent with NoS rather than obsess about the scale.

This is the completion of this streak, and I'll post my new streak, already in full swing, in a separate post.

Day 1 5/13 - N - SUCCESS
Day 2 5/14 - N - SUCCESS
Day 3 5/15 - N - SUCCESS
Day 4 5/16 - N - FAIL
Day 5 5/17 - S day
Day 6 5/18 - S day
Day 7 5/19 - N FAIL
Day 8 5/20 - N SUCCESS
Day 9 5/21 - N SUCCESS
Day 10 5/22 - N SUCCESS
Day 11 5/23 - N SUCCESS
Day 12 5/24 - S day
Day 13 5/25 - S day
Day 14 5/26 - N SUCCESS
Day 15 5/27 - N SUCCESS
Day 16 5/28 - N SUCCESS
Day 17 5/29 - N SUCCESS
Day 18 5/30 - N SUCCESS
Day 19 5/31 - S day
Day 20 6/01 - S day
Day 21 6/02 - N SUCCESS

No Day But Today...


 current weight: 152.0 
 
165
160
155
150
145
JOL1KEY2BOL3's Photo JOL1KEY2BOL3 SparkPoints: (75,866)
Fitness Minutes: (106,059)
Posts: 9,377
6/5/14 9:41 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi all, doing well. Preparing for 2 week vacation. I will check in if there's internet.

Last week, following my modified NoS, I ate 13.6 portions of desserts or breads or other starches. 20 meals, of which 16 were single plate and 15 were extra healthy meals. (I follow a modified plan after a long time on Vanilla NoS)

Take care everyone!

 Pounds lost: 42.5 
 
0
20
40
60
80
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
6/2/14 1:04 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I think I failed on Friday, but had a very moderate weekend. I feel I will stay on track today even though I'm stressed about work. Got my lunch packed and good food available at home. I'll eat dinner before I got to drum class tonight.



*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
RELIBELI's Photo RELIBELI SparkPoints: (12,665)
Fitness Minutes: (9,763)
Posts: 581
6/1/14 9:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi everyone. Nice to see some new and classic names/posts here. I really mean to check in everyday, and I am going to make that a goal this week. That being said, I have stayed nicely on track with my success days, both with NoSing and working out, and the results, both mental and physical, are showing. It does feel so good to be back on track. Now my life goal is to stay on that track and be consistent for a longer period of time. I'm very motivated right now because summer is around the corner and I'm working as a lifeguard and swim instructor. I'll be back at my kids' camp two weeks from today. As a suburban mom, I'm so looking forward to being in the mountains for over a month. As I said, my goal is to check in here at least once a day this week.

Day 1 5/13 - N - SUCCESS
Day 2 5/14 - N - SUCCESS
Day 3 5/15 - N - SUCCESS
Day 4 5/16 - N - FAIL
Day 5 5/17 - S day
Day 6 5/18 - S day
Day 7 5/19 - N FAIL
Day 8 5/20 - N SUCCESS
Day 9 5/21 - N SUCCESS
Day 10 5/22 - N SUCCESS
Day 11 5/23 - N SUCCESS
Day 12 5/24 - S day
Day 13 5/25 - S day
Day 14 5/26 - N SUCCESS
Day 15 5/27 - N SUCCESS
Day 16 5/28 - N SUCCESS
Day 17 5/29 - N SUCCESS
Day 18 5/30 - N SUCCESS
Day 19 5/31 - S day
Day 20 6/01 - S day
Day 21 6/02 - N

No Day But Today...


 current weight: 152.0 
 
165
160
155
150
145
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
5/30/14 6:55 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm still here, though not always every day. I've been No S-ing for 4.4 years now. I don't mean to shortchange our sweet team here, but I wouldn't have made it without the forum at the original site, nosdiet.com. You can always browse there and bring us news!

The French and the Italians really do mostly eat three meals a day. I just say that to help you get your head wrapped around it. It is not a weird thing to do, if you want to be able to eat moderately while you also have access to lots of food, as we and they do. It's a matter of figuring out when you meals should be. I actually have a 1-2 hour window for each of my meals. I do work at a job that dictates lunch time. That has been an advantage for me.

I hope you give it a good try, say a few months at least. It's not about quick weight loss, but more about learning to wean yourself off being used to too much food!

But I have to be honest. I've had some fails after work this week. Drat! I'm determined to get through to dinner today, even if it means eating a bit early.



*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
JAYKAYSTRONG's Photo JAYKAYSTRONG SparkPoints: (24,836)
Fitness Minutes: (15,476)
Posts: 512
5/28/14 4:57 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Jean,

People are still involved here. I'm a newer member myself. So far, I've managed about an 80% success rate on my N days. The 4 pm - 6 pm time is my Achilles heel. I'm OK if I go for a walk or hop on my elliptical but I can't always do that. Sometimes I fight the urge to snack successfully and sometimes not.

 Pounds lost: 11.0 
 
0
4.25
8.5
12.75
17
JEANDC Posts: 28
5/28/14 4:27 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi, I've just completed Day 1 and was wondering if this group was still running. I joined it months, if not years ago but have never managed to get my head round No S, but I still keep getting drawn back to it. I believe my determination is fired up right now and am seeking all help available! Jean

 current weight: 152.2 
 
152.2
142.65
133.1
123.55
114
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,735
5/27/14 7:18 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Guess I have been lurking too quietly lately, LOL.

Wow did I make the haul this morning at ALDI's sales . . . familly packs of boneless chicken breast $5 off, and the price was low to begin with $1.99lb so I got super deals, I paid between $3+ and $4+ for each huge one. 25 cents for whole wheat bread and hamburger buns. $2 off 90% lean hamburger pkg.

 Pounds lost: 4.0 
 
0
42
84
126
168
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
5/27/14 1:10 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Glad to hear from you, Carol! Hope you find lots of bargains to take advantage of.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,735
5/26/14 12:03 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
ALDI's ALERT! This only happens a few times per year. Be there at 8:55am Tuesday morning. They open at 9 am. You snooze, you lose.

Go straight to the meat counter first, then go to the dairy / cold section, then go through the rest of the store looking for specials. Then start shopping like normal at the beginning of the store.

On Sunday, ALDIs has shortened hours, opening at noon and closing ~ 7pm.

On Monday, ALDIs will be closed for the holiday.

On Tuesday, due to being closed a day and a half, there may be (most probably will be!) marked down packages of meat ($3 off, $5 off). Look also at the small label tags on the cold cases shelf ledges and freezers labels on shelf ledges, run your eyes along the ledges where the labels reside, looking for the red ones and markdowns; I have found 10 cent yogurt many times, and many other sales.

These items have dates that expire soon, the next day or the same day. So freeze or batch cook when you get home. Take coolers or insulated bags with you. SAVE LOTS OF MONEY!

Here's the ALDI's find-a-store locater, as more ALDIs are opening every day:
www.aldi.us/en/services/store
-locator/


ALDIs are small, postage-stamp stores. Convenience store sized. They never have everything on your list, so don't have that expectation when you go.

I have 2 ALDIs in my area; if I get there at 10a or shortly before 10a, there are no markdowns left.

I love that ALDIs closes on major holidays, b/c it means you can make a haul the day after b/c of the items that didn't sell!

Rearrange your freezer and clean out the fridge today. Or tonight after everyone's gone.

Hope everyone is havng a great day and are remembering those who served. emoticon

Edited by: CAROLFAITHWALKR at: 5/27/2014 (19:17)
 Pounds lost: 4.0 
 
0
42
84
126
168
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
5/25/14 9:35 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Was a little over the top yesterday. Had coffee for breakfast and lunch around noon with mocha this afternoon. Still not hungry now at 6:35 p.m.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
RELIBELI's Photo RELIBELI SparkPoints: (12,665)
Fitness Minutes: (9,763)
Posts: 581
5/25/14 7:09 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
On track and already seeing and feeling the benefits and rewards per usual when l follow NoS
I really have to remember that and use it to help myself stay consistent. I'm using my A day by allowing a little fruit for dessert and I had some cereal too that I would t use on an N day.
I will be treating Memorial Day as an N day.

Day 1 5/13 - N - SUCCESS
Day 2 5/14 - N - SUCCESS
Day 3 5/15 - N - SUCCESS
Day 4 5/16 - N - FAIL
Day 5 5/17 - S day
Day 6 5/18 - S day
Day 7 5/19 - N FAIL
Day 8 5/20 - N SUCCESS
Day 9 5/21 - N SUCCESS
Day 10 5/22 - N SUCCESS
Day 11 5/23 - N SUCCESS
Day 12 5/24 - S day
Day 13 5/25 - S day
Day 14 5/26 - N
Day 15 5/27 - N
Day 16 5/28 - N
Day 17 5/29 - N
Day 18 5/30 - N
Day 19 5/31 - S
Day 20 6/01 - S
Day 21 6/02 - N

No Day But Today...


 current weight: 152.0 
 
165
160
155
150
145
JAYKAYSTRONG's Photo JAYKAYSTRONG SparkPoints: (24,836)
Fitness Minutes: (15,476)
Posts: 512
5/25/14 7:03 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Enjoyed an S day yesterday with some dessert and a snack. Over my Spark calorie range but I burned a lot of calories exercising so I didn't put myself back much. Today's a travel day with a birthday party as the destination. Glad it's also an S day.

 Pounds lost: 11.0 
 
0
4.25
8.5
12.75
17
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
5/24/14 6:46 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Glad it's the weekend, though It's got its own challenges. Haven't kept to my usual mod of no sugar unless in company, and am not in despair nor at peace with that. My plans to have company fell through and I just don't feel the energy to push for alternatives.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
RELIBELI's Photo RELIBELI SparkPoints: (12,665)
Fitness Minutes: (9,763)
Posts: 581
5/22/14 11:54 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Keeping focused. Climbing the hill! I have to get in the habit of checking in here daily for now for checks and balances.

Day 1 5/13 - N - SUCCESS
Day 2 5/14 - N - SUCCESS
Day 3 5/15 - N - SUCCESS
Day 4 5/16 - N - FAIL
Day 5 5/17 - S day
Day 6 5/18 - S day
Day 7 5/19 - N FAIL
Day 8 5/20 - N SUCCESS
Day 9 5/21 - N SUCCESS
Day 10 5/22 - N SUCCESS
Day 11 5/23 - N
Day 12 5/24 - S
Day 13 5/25 - S
Day 14 5/26 - N
Day 15 5/27 - N
Day 16 5/28 - N
Day 17 5/29 - N
Day 18 5/30 - N
Day 19 5/31 - S
Day 20 6/01 - S
Day 21 6/02 -N

Edit Ticker


No Day But Today...


 current weight: 152.0 
 
165
160
155
150
145
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
5/22/14 9:07 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Glad to have you whenever you can post, Jolie.

Had a fail last night. Moving on.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
JOL1KEY2BOL3's Photo JOL1KEY2BOL3 SparkPoints: (75,866)
Fitness Minutes: (106,059)
Posts: 9,377
5/21/14 10:43 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi all, my weekly check-in. Finished a week of NoS using my modifications (developed after a long time on vanilla NoS). Worked great with my WE away, even though I realize I don't enjoy BBQs and buffets as much as I used to because I prefer eating one plate. Did enjoy some treats at the Maker Fair. Total desserts/carbs for week = 16.0.

OOlala, I count quarters and halves, even tenths if really small, of carbs and desserts. For example, one little hershey miniature wouldn't be a full dessert. So my total for the week will show the fractions.

Hang in there everyone! I'm sorry I don't check-in everyday, but I'm trying to cut down, at least some, my internet (and SP) work.


 Pounds lost: 42.5 
 
0
20
40
60
80
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
5/20/14 4:34 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Had a fail last night and had a hard time even feeling bad about it. The desire for that extra food just kept coming back to my mind. I didn't outlast it. Back on track today.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
JAYKAYSTRONG's Photo JAYKAYSTRONG SparkPoints: (24,836)
Fitness Minutes: (15,476)
Posts: 512
5/20/14 7:00 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I did not eat nearly enough lunch yesterday and was so hungry at dinner. For the first time since I've been trying to build this habit, the no seconds rule was really tough. My fails have either been snacks or sweets. Didn't go back for more food though. emoticon

 Pounds lost: 11.0 
 
0
4.25
8.5
12.75
17
RELIBELI's Photo RELIBELI SparkPoints: (12,665)
Fitness Minutes: (9,763)
Posts: 581
5/19/14 8:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Feeling much better thankfully. Fail today. No excuses. No story. Just pushing forward. Looking towards tomorrow as another opportunity to make choices that will make me feel better and more in control and work towards my goals. My baby step today is honest recording.

Day 1 5/13 - N - SUCCESS
Day 2 5/14 - N - SUCCESS
Day 3 5/15 - N - SUCCESS
Day 4 5/16 - N - FAIL
Day 5 5/17 - S day
Day 6 5/18 - S day
Day 7 5/19 - N FAIL
Day 8 5/20 - N
Day 9 5/21 - N
Day 10 5/22 - N
Day 11 5/23 - N
Day 12 5/24 - S
Day 13 5/25 - S
Day 14 5/26 - N
Day 15 5/27 - N
Day 16 5/28 - N
Day 17 5/29 - N
Day 18 5/30 - N
Day 19 5/31 - S
Day 20 6/01 - S
Day 21 6/02 -N

No Day But Today...


 current weight: 152.0 
 
165
160
155
150
145
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
5/18/14 8:52 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Although I still wasn't very hungry, I finally had an early dinner after not having had lunch: a common phenomenon on Sundays. Besides my after dinner decaf mocha, I'm done with food for the day.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
VICKI-B-N-FLA SparkPoints: (18,029)
Fitness Minutes: (6,339)
Posts: 2,720
5/18/14 5:26 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Thank you. I'll check it out.

 Pounds lost: 11.6 
 
0
17.25
34.5
51.75
69
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
5/18/14 4:06 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Don't mean to shift the focus from here but if you need more company, here is a link to the official site's general forum. I've found it invaluable, but mostly as a place to let off steam among those who understand. everydaysystems.com/bb/viewforum.php
?f
=3


Opted to have a full dinner out even though I wasn't really hungry. I'll skip the details but say I enjoyed my meal and was glad I felt I could choose the option without freaking out.

Will be eating on my own all of today. Haven't decided yet what the rest of the day will be like, though I'm not a bit hungry now, when I would have lunch on an S day. Will play it by ear.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 5/18/2014 (16:15)
*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
VICKI-B-N-FLA SparkPoints: (18,029)
Fitness Minutes: (6,339)
Posts: 2,720
5/18/14 1:31 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I finally got the book a few days ago so will be starting to follow it.

 Pounds lost: 11.6 
 
0
17.25
34.5
51.75
69
MARLABE Posts: 8
5/18/14 6:09 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Morning everyone,
I feel No S is right for me and I would like some company on this journey. I've been no s ing for a few months, with more or less success and stringency. So anyway...count me in!

RELIBELI's Photo RELIBELI SparkPoints: (12,665)
Fitness Minutes: (9,763)
Posts: 581
5/17/14 1:41 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks, Oo.
I agree. I've had really positive results from NoS and learning from you and Jolie and others

I woke up yesterday feeling really off and had a poor nights sleep which isn't helping anything.
Hopefully whatever this os. it will pass soon.

Day 1 5/13 - N - SUCCESS
Day 2 5/14 - N - SUCCESS
Day 3 5/15 - N - SUCCESS
Day 4 5/16 - N - FAIL
Day 5 5/17 - S
Day 6 5/18 - S
Day 7 5/19 - N
Day 8 5/20 - N
Day 9 5/21 - N
Day 10 5/22 - N
Day 11 5/23 - N
Day 12 5/24 - S
Day 13 5/25 - S
Day 14 5/26 - N
Day 15 5/27 - N
Day 16 5/28 - N
Day 17 5/29 - N
Day 18 5/30 - N
Day 19 5/31 - S
Day 20 6/01 - S
Day 21 6/02 -N

No Day But Today...

No Day But Today...


 current weight: 152.0 
 
165
160
155
150
145
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
5/17/14 12:33 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
So glad you're all here, Tornado, Reli, and Jolie. I still feel so convinced that this is such a reasonable way to manage eating for the vast majority of people. I went to a dance rehearsal after dinner last night and wasn't a bit hungry afterwards. In the old days, I might have convinced myself that I needed something after a "workout." My body still has plenty of reserves for such situations, if necessary.

Had seconds at breakfast, but still reasonable. Won't eat again until after the performance at noon. Probably at least an hour after that.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
RELIBELI's Photo RELIBELI SparkPoints: (12,665)
Fitness Minutes: (9,763)
Posts: 581
5/16/14 11:00 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks for the 'welcome back' Jolie. I think it's funny that you appropriately read 75% of the Beck book. That's perfect (or atleast 75% towards 'perfect'...and as Jillian Michaels says, 'perfect in boring'! At least that's what she says on the workout DVD I have!).

I've also learned from NoS that I will survive, and can be satisfied with 3 meals a day, and that I won't starve or die if I don't eat something if I feel hunger. Actually, I think that has been my biggest 'take away' from NoS. Once I get to a point of not giving in to that non meal time hunger a few times, that feeling goes away in the moment, and then after awhile, it just doesn't happen in the same way. I was there for a long time, and I'm not too far from it now, and working my way back.

TT- I hear you on motivation, and it really is the key, because if you can't keep certain motivations in mind, then it's very easy to go to the 'oh screw its' and make choices that take you farther from the eating habits that will make you feel more in control.

In some ways, it's a Catch-22 scenario. To get motivation you need to make or see a change - To make or see a change, you need motivation. The cycle needs to be broken, and for that, a leap of some sort needs to happen. It's hard to accomplish anything significant if you don't have a passion or a reason for doing it. That reason can be long term or short term, or both. But, as Jolie/OO said, finding the reasonable, achievable goals and using those as motivation will in turn, over time with consistency and commitment, will lead to the more abstract 'larger' goals.

For me right now, my short term streak and goal is to stay with consistent NoS habits so I can be as grounded and solid with my food habits before I get to camp. The long term effect will hopefully be that I get into better shape and feel more positive about how I look and feel.

Anyway, that's a lot for now. I think I have to go back to read what I wrote. It's easy to share ideas and thoughts...much harder to put them into action!!!

My short term motivation

No Day But Today...


 current weight: 152.0 
 
165
160
155
150
145
RELIBELI's Photo RELIBELI SparkPoints: (12,665)
Fitness Minutes: (9,763)
Posts: 581
5/16/14 10:46 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I had a blip this morning which will affect me being able to write a success for today, but human is as human does, and I am getting back to my N day now.

Day 1 5/13 - N - SUCCESS
Day 2 5/14 - N - SUCCESS
Day 3 5/15 - N - SUCCESS
Day 4 5/16 - N
Day 5 5/17 - S
Day 6 5/18 - S
Day 7 5/19 - N
Day 8 5/20 - N
Day 9 5/21 - N
Day 10 5/22 - N
Day 11 5/23 - N
Day 12 5/24 - S
Day 13 5/25 - S
Day 14 5/26 - N
Day 15 5/27 - N
Day 16 5/28 - N
Day 17 5/29 - N
Day 18 5/30 - N
Day 19 5/31 - S
Day 20 6/01 - S
Day 21 6/02 -N

No Day But Today...


 current weight: 152.0 
 
165
160
155
150
145
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
5/16/14 9:34 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I've been napping in the afternoons as much as a way to get past the witching hour as from fatigue. I had let the non-hungry snacking sneak back in after work. MIstake! It's really taking effort to reassert the habit, but worth it.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
RELIBELI's Photo RELIBELI SparkPoints: (12,665)
Fitness Minutes: (9,763)
Posts: 581
5/15/14 1:09 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Doing well. Turning it around. I am using a 'snack' too right now as I get back into full NoS, but there's a beginning, middle and end to that too. I'll take it out when I'm ready. I'm much more in control of my choices and eating less as a result, so that's where I see my success.

Day 1 5/13 - N - SUCCESS
Day 2 5/14 - N - SUCCESS
Day 3 5/15 - N
Day 4 5/16 - N
Day 5 5/17 - S
Day 6 5/18 - S
Day 7 5/19 - N
Day 8 5/20 - N
Day 9 5/21 - N
Day 10 5/22 - N
Day 11 5/23 - N
Day 12 5/24 - S
Day 13 5/25 - S
Day 14 5/26 - N
Day 15 5/27 - N
Day 16 5/28 - N
Day 17 5/29 - N
Day 18 5/30 - N
Day 19 5/31 - S
Day 20 6/01 - S
Day 21 6/02 -N


No Day But Today...


 current weight: 152.0 
 
165
160
155
150
145
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
5/15/14 10:44 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
TT, not sure what you mean by not doing "the work."

For motivation, nothing helped me as much as actually sitting down and writing out a long list of the benefits I believed I would gain by "eating sanely." There were cosmetic reasons, but many more of psychological and physical ones as well. I read those several times a day religiously for at least three months and I still look at my list periodically now. One motivation that comes to me sometimes, which can happen only after you've put in some green time, is that I just don't want to go back to being the permasnacker/binger I was. It's so easy to slide back because food is everywhere! But I remind myself of how much better it feels most of the time to live with these limits.

I realize now mentally I also had a list of what I disliked so much about the way I was living with food. I saw that by overeating a lot, I was subjecting myself to another kind of deprivation: depriving myself of contentment, a feeling of lightness, and more natural hunger, to name a few things. I try to be very real with myself on this, and not impose feelings I'm supposed to have.

Gotta go to work! More later.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
JOL1KEY2BOL3's Photo JOL1KEY2BOL3 SparkPoints: (75,866)
Fitness Minutes: (106,059)
Posts: 9,377
5/15/14 10:03 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Reli -- So glad to see you here! I'm still doing my mods to NoS and still here, but only checking in about once a week. What I've learned most from NoS and other processes I've used is that I can "survive" eating only 2 to 3 times a day -- really frees up my life and moves the focus from food. I have also learned what it is to get hungry. When I was growing up, I couldn't tolerate even a little hunger.

 Pounds lost: 42.5 
 
0
20
40
60
80
JOL1KEY2BOL3's Photo JOL1KEY2BOL3 SparkPoints: (75,866)
Fitness Minutes: (106,059)
Posts: 9,377
5/15/14 9:57 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Tornado, Motivation can be a problem. Just a few thoughts:

Are you making your goals too hard and you think you can never reach them? Try thinking of just the present or just a few days or even hours.... Even with NoS, or anything, you can break it into chunks and not get overwhelmed (unmotivated) by the entire future. When I was growing up we were taught that we were not strong, we were not worth anything unless we could get on a diet and lose the "weight" to reach that ideal. Weight Watchers and TOPS really screwed me up. I tried, I started perfectly, but of course I failed, so I spiralled out of control believing I was doomed. But as I've gotten older I relish imperfection and have come to believe that 90% or 95% (even 75%, for goodness sakes) is plenty "good enough". I learned a lot from the book "4 Day Win" by Martha Beck to only strive for very easy goals, 4 days at a time. Well I don't want to get on my soap box about her book, but it has helped me immensely. She has some relaxation and visualization exercises which are great. Guess what? I didn't finish the whole book and only did about 75% of what she said, but I am in such a better place than I was!! (ok, now I'm off my soap box emoticon )

Otherwise, there are lots of great motivators on SP, better than me.

Hang in there!

 Pounds lost: 42.5 
 
0
20
40
60
80
TORNADOTAMER's Photo TORNADOTAMER Posts: 63
5/13/14 11:25 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I could really use some resources and tips that address motivation. I have so little desire to do the work, and that is getting me nowhere really fast.

Laura
"Do or do not, there is no try" - Yoda


 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
11
22
33
44
RELIBELI's Photo RELIBELI SparkPoints: (12,665)
Fitness Minutes: (9,763)
Posts: 581
5/13/14 11:19 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Doing well. Turning it around. I am using a 'snack' too right now as I get back into full NoS, but there's a beginning, middle and end to that too. I'll take it out when I'm ready. I'm much more in control of my choices and eating less as a result, so that's where I see my success.

Day 1 5/13 - N - SUCCESS
Day 2 5/14 - N - SUCCESS
Day 3 5/15 - N
Day 4 5/16 - N
Day 5 5/17 - S
Day 6 5/18 - S
Day 7 5/19 - N
Day 8 5/20 - N
Day 9 5/21 - N
Day 10 5/22 - N
Day 11 5/23 - N
Day 12 5/24 - S
Day 13 5/25 - S
Day 14 5/26 - N
Day 15 5/27 - N
Day 16 5/28 - N
Day 17 5/29 - N
Day 18 5/30 - N
Day 19 5/31 - S
Day 20 6/01 - S
Day 21 6/02 -N

Edited by: RELIBELI at: 5/15/2014 (13:08)
No Day But Today...


 current weight: 152.0 
 
165
160
155
150
145
RELIBELI's Photo RELIBELI SparkPoints: (12,665)
Fitness Minutes: (9,763)
Posts: 581
5/13/14 9:47 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
TT! So glad to see you back here too. I just came back as well. I'm starting a streak today. I have 32 days before I leave on my summer adventure, and I want to be in as good of shape mentally and physically as I can be, so I have to keep it real for the next 30+ days. I also started a second streak so that I'll have it handy when I need it.

I had my first NoS test this morning after breakfast. I made a chocolate peanut butter cake for DH's birthday celebration last night. I indulged and it was good while eating it, but as always, it doesn't agree with me afterwards. Anyway, I *really* wanted another piece after breakfast because it was there. I stepped away, and didn't give in to the craving. I knew I was going to set up a streak starting today and that helped keep me on track.

I look forward to checking in regularly again. TT, feel free to copy the streak below and we can do it together! :)

Day 1 5/13 - N
Day 2 5/14 - N
Day 3 5/15 - N
Day 4 5/16 - N
Day 5 5/17 - S
Day 6 5/18 - S
Day 7 5/19 - N
Day 8 5/20 - N
Day 9 5/21 - N
Day 10 5/22 - N
Day 11 5/23 - N
Day 12 5/24 - S
Day 13 5/25 - S
Day 14 5/26 - N
Day 15 5/27 - N
Day 16 5/28 - N
Day 17 5/29 - N
Day 18 5/30 - N
Day 19 5/31 - S
Day 20 6/01 - S
Day 21 6/02 -N
-------
2nd Streak to take me up to when I leave for camp

Day 1 6/03 - N
Day 2 6/04 - N
Day 3 6/05 - N
Day 4 6/06 - N
Day 5 6/07 - S
Day 6 6/08 - S
Day 7 6/09 - N
Day 8 6/10 - N
Day 9 6/11 - N
Day 10 6/12 N
Day 11 6/13 N - Leave to head north
Day 12 6/14 S
Day 13 6/15 S - IN CAMP
Day 14 6/16 N
Day 15 6/17 N
Day 16 6/18 N
Day 17 6/19 N
Day 18 6/20 N
Day 19 6/21 S
Day 20 6/22 S
Day 21 6/23 N




No Day But Today...


 current weight: 152.0 
 
165
160
155
150
145
TORNADOTAMER's Photo TORNADOTAMER Posts: 63
5/13/14 8:34 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Jumping in again! I let my mindless eating grow this winter, and now it's time to regain some clarity and peace.

Yesterday was stressful, but I only had one snack which is miniscule compared to the overindulgence I am used to now.

Excited to begin again today!

Laura
"Do or do not, there is no try" - Yoda


 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
11
22
33
44
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
5/10/14 4:44 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Welcome back, Reli! Glad to hear that No S helped you stay reasonable during your backslide. I think tht fact that we get some many chances to have pleasurable eating experiences even while on plan helps if we slip. Just a guess.

I humbly suggest you work on feeling better about how you look from the heart side as well as the eating side. They work together.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 5/17/2014 (12:27)
*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
RELIBELI's Photo RELIBELI SparkPoints: (12,665)
Fitness Minutes: (9,763)
Posts: 581
5/10/14 7:56 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi OO, Jolie and everyone.
It's been a few months, but I'm back. I just wrote a blog about taking the first step (again), and while the first step is the hardest, I can't get to step 2 and 3 etc. without it.

I'd like to start a streak. I think that would be a good way for me to begin again.
I have just over a month before I head to summer camp with my kids for a month.

I lifeguard and teach swimming, so I'd like to be a bit more positive about how I look and feel and I think a streak will help keep me on track to get there.

I've continued to follow the basic tenets if NoS, but need to tighten things up to reap real benefits. The main benefit I've reaped from NoS over my SP 'break' is that while I backslided a bit, it was fairly minimal overall and if I had a 'fail' day, I knew how and had the information and 'tools' I needed from NoS to prevent much further backsliding.

I've read some recent posts and it looks like you guys are doing well.

I'm ready to start posting more regularly again and catching up with you.

Thanks. - Reli


No Day But Today...


 current weight: 152.0 
 
165
160
155
150
145
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
5/8/14 7:42 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
15 point 4? What was the .4? emoticon

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
JOL1KEY2BOL3's Photo JOL1KEY2BOL3 SparkPoints: (75,866)
Fitness Minutes: (106,059)
Posts: 9,377
5/8/14 10:08 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi all, already another week!

Weekly check-in: Still counting meals and plates! My number of carbs + desserts is low for the entire week! (Using mods to NoS after a long time on Vanilla NoS). This week a total of 15.4 carbs/desserts for the week and last week a total of 15.2 carbs/desserts for the week.

 Pounds lost: 42.5 
 
0
20
40
60
80
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
5/5/14 8:33 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Just avoided a snack awhile ago. This time between the end of classes and dinner has just about always been what I call the witching hour, though it would lead to all-evening eating as well. One of the staff keeps little candy bars and red licorice and offers it to any takers. After years of not snacking in the afternoons, I fell back into the habit of allowing myself some of those sweets. But it's almost 5:30. By the time I get home and get my dinner together, I'll have made it. I was much happier without those extras. I've just got to build up the reservoir of successful experiences again. Remembering that I am depriving myself of the pleasure of my evening meal if I do snack in the afternoon helps.

Healthy, I'm sorry your knee is giving you so much trouble, but it does sound like you are close to No S! Sugar is not forbidden here, but certainly limited. As time goes on, many successful members on the original site say whole weekends go by without it. I've had a few of those myself. And I totally understand making a purposeful commitment to not eating after dinner. It's just a habit and certainly not any need the body has. It's all in our mind. And just a habit.

Remember, this is about what happens after month after month of habit.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
HEALTHY4ME's Photo HEALTHY4ME Posts: 4,072
5/5/14 7:45 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
HI all...
I joined the 100 day challenge while back, fell hurt my body and wasn't able to walk my 10,000 steps for a bit. So re started and on day 23 of that despite extreme knee pain. I will do it. I then on May 1, said no eating after supper, and no sugar.
LOL I realized yesterday that I am doing NOS and not thinking of it that way. I haven't had snacks and no sugar and so far no meals that would entice 2nds. LOL so am 4 days into NOS. lol
Guess I am back! now to hope physio on Wed. can figure this knee, if not will be calling dr again or going to my specialist. The dr thinks tight IT band but it is only the outer area of knee and severe pain on walking and stairs are nearly deadly. Not the same as the knee pain that I a waiting the replacement for....
oh well, what doesn't weaken us! lol
Have a great NO S day and enjoy!

Atlantic time zone



Cindy in Atlantic Canada

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan but also believe.

If you want something bad enough, you will find a way, if you don't you will find an excuse.
ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!!!!!!


96 Days until:  100 days wt loss with linda spangle
 
100
75
50
25
0
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
5/5/14 7:08 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Good golly, had a big fail Friday. Dang leftover cake in the fridge at work! I couldn't believe how easy it was to tuck in on it, nor how easy it easy to end up not stopping there. But I didn't freak. Had a sane weekend with food and took two fun dance classes. Life goes on.

Got my staples for good meals. Ready for the week!

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
JOL1KEY2BOL3's Photo JOL1KEY2BOL3 SparkPoints: (75,866)
Fitness Minutes: (106,059)
Posts: 9,377
4/29/14 10:25 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi all, already another week!

Weekly check-in: Still counting meals and plates! My number of carbs + desserts is low for the entire week! (Using mods to NoS after a long time on Vanilla NoS). This week a total of 15.2 carbs/desserts for the week and last week a total of 11 carbs/desserts for the week.


 Pounds lost: 42.5 
 
0
20
40
60
80
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
4/27/14 11:23 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Another very light S day. Had a few peanut M & M's at the workshop. It was enough sweet stuff for the day.

Inadvertently got in a long walk and some jogging during lunch because my two colleagues and I got lost, missing a connection on a fire road we hiked on out behind the classroom. (The campus is at the edge of open space chapparal.) It was a good beginning to my plan to increase exercise and to use getting dressed up for the prom as a (slightly dubious!) reward.

Moderate weekends are their own reward!



*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
4/26/14 2:41 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Had one of the most satisfying days eating in a long time, though I've had some good ones lately, too. It feels so good to be moderate!

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
4/24/14 9:41 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Although people can theoretically choose the number of meals, three is the suggestion for most people for various reasons. However, I've seem many people have success getting to three meals by first allowing one snack in the day, though it's usually between lunch and dinner. If you want to keep your evening snack for now, by all means. But No S is about trying to basically keep to eating meals and train the body not to expect food at other times. Statistically, people who eat snacks tend to take in more calories over time. They don't usually compensate by eating less at the next meal. Nor do they eat more at the next meal (over time) if they don't snack.

If you are pre-diabetic, you will likely have to modify S days from the start. For most members, they can afford the few weeks (sometimes longer) of going overboard on S days before the rhythm and pleasure of N days starts to influence the weekends. But you should follow any dietary restrictions that have been recommended.

I know on the original site, there are diabetics and pre-diabetics using the principles with long-term success.

Just to say, I was a hard core sweet eater for decades. It took a couple of years for me to really get over that on weekends, but life was so much better on weekdays that it was worth the tradeoff for me. I lost weight every year and am now maintaining about 40 lbs. lighter than when I started 51 months ago. If I had had blood sugar issues, though, I would have been more strict with myself. Health requirements trump No S! But be sure they are real requirements and not just the opinion of someone on the net.

Try to concentrate on the idea that you are weaning yourself off bad habits before you think about whether you are losing weight or not. Get the meal structure down. Please don't expect ti all to get easy in a few weeks. Eating changes don't usually work like that.

I also tried "non diets" for years but I was never able to handle hunger the way I've been able to on No S. It's too hard to be monitoring it all day! Most of the slim world doesn't do it. They eat meals.

People are free to use calorie tracking, but most people don't. Not having to track is one of the main reasons most people come to No S! I wish Spark provided a way to track the food without knowing the calories.

I've had a decent, though not perfect, week.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
TWEETYFITN60's Photo TWEETYFITN60 SparkPoints: (4,620)
Fitness Minutes: (3,344)
Posts: 263
4/22/14 10:57 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I am in week 4 of the "Taming The Sweet Tooth" challenge here on SP and since I feel that this is one of many downfalls in my effort to lose weight as well as keep the sugar down (I am also pre-diabetic), I did a search here on SP and this was one of a couple of teams that came up.

Oolala53, I did read the link that you provided in the sticky topic and although this sounds like some "non-diet" diets that I have heard of and tried in the past it sounds intriguing at this point.

I will reread that link (I bookmarked it) as well as see if I can get the actual book from the library (I already own way too many diet books as it is). If anyone has any initial suggestions for someone who is starting Day 1 (I think that I will start tomorrow) please let me know. I will come back tomorrow and tell you how it went. I hope I understand this but it sounds like I first have to decide how many meals per day I am going to have and to only use one plate for each meal. Does anyone still count calories with this and/or make an effort to eat a balanced food plan or do you sometimes consider popcorn a meal if it is one of your meals? The reason why I ask this is that I often have popcorn as an evening "snack" and I was wondering if this should be limited to just the weekends which are Saturday and Sunday? How do the rest of you handle what you eat during the evenings (I get up around noon so my first meal is usually lunch)?

Thanks for your responses, I will check back in tomorrow.

Pam(tweetyfitn60)

" No One is impressed with how good your excuses are."

" A year from now, you will wish you had started TODAY!- Karen Lamb

" BElieve in YOUrself."


 Pounds lost: 3.6 
 
0
6.25
12.5
18.75
25
OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 8,342
4/21/14 2:26 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I"m pleased with my eating behavior this weekend. I wouldn't say it was behavior for beginners! But it's worth the experiment to me. I'm trying not to wish too hard for the effect I want (not weight loss, BTW) tomorrow, as I'm not in control of the effects, just my behavior.

Got my lunch packed for tomorrow and the fridge ready for my maid to clean. This always makes me more aware of what's on hand. Got the makings of good meals! It's really worth the effort. I don't plan for specific meals when I shop, but do realize I'm going to need those makings, so I buy them when I see them. I do tend to wait for bargains, though. I"m not against fast food at my meals, but lately, I've been able to talk myself out of using it much because I reminded myself of what I knew was at home. I always had the stuff there before, but didn't feel like pushing myself. Now it's relatively easy to pass it up. And I know I can always have it, if I choose and think it serves me. Sometimes, convenience does serve me!

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


1,699 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
 
0
425
850
1275
1700
Page: 1 of (32)   1 2 Next Page › Last Page »

Report Innappropriate Post

Other No S Diet General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
'update' and doing (just) one rule 6/26/2013 4:50:18 PM
How much to eat if you eat three meals. 6/28/2013 12:19:29 AM
Thursday's Attempt 12/13/2013 4:49:05 AM
My one year testimonial... 2/4/13 to present 2/1/2014 6:55:59 PM
Hour Commitment 3/1/2014 2:09:05 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33739x42752106

Review our Community Guidelines