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by Bluebell
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Re: Bluebell's check in

Friday was a fail and the weekend has not been good. Sigh.
I have overeaten and not been in control. I guess there’s nothing to do but mark and move on, back on it tomorrow.
by Bluebell
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Today - success
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No More Yo-Yo check in
Replies: 39
Views: 4373

You’re doing so well :D
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Automatedeating yes they will eat quite a good range of foods although it hasn’t always been that way! Its taken a while to reach the stage where we mostly eat the same meals. I love the way NoS fits in with family life, no special diet food dos and don’ts. Today was success.
by Bluebell
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Yesterday was a fail as I took my boys out for pizza and we all had calamari as a starter. However I didn’t have snacks or sweets so not all bad. And that calamari was good!
Today - success.
by Bluebell
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2185
Views: 995294

Hi Oolala. You sound so down in your last couple of posts. I just wanted to send virtual hugs and well wishes across the internet to you. Hang on in there, I am sure this too will pass eventually.ðŸ’
by Bluebell
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Had a lovely dinner out with a friend, a much needed break from routine and being a single parent for a couple of hours. I had a lamb tagine which was delicious and a brownie for dessert. No alcohol as i was driving. I love that I can do this within NoS and not feel guilty.
by Bluebell
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thank you Dalia negra. I know, I have lost and regained the same 2 or 3 stones so many times, I am sick of yoyo dieting. Today I had a strong urge to eat/binge around 5pm today. It was that Friday end of the week need a treat feeling. Somehow I managed to ride it out and last until dinner, which was...
by Bluebell
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thanks!
Today - success
Struggling with feeling fat today and wishing there was a quick fix that really worked. But I know there isn’t, and I also know that it is better to be overweight and eating with moderation, than dieting and failing.
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Today - success
by Bluebell
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thanks to both of you, I appreciate your well wishes. My husband will be back and forth now until April, I have at least every other weekend and most weeks without him as he has a big work project going on. Just gotta get my head down and get on with it I guess! Today was success, despite coming out...
by Bluebell
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Today - success
by Bluebell
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Managed not to snack again today, had a few treats at meals.
by Bluebell
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Oh gosh - our boys are similar ages! My oldest is 13 (hence Challenger13) and my second son is 9 (Creator9). Challenger JUST turned 13 though. Good luck with your upcoming week of handling all the driving of those boys around, haha. That takes up much of my evenings these days. Thank you - yes inde...
by Bluebell
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Hi Automated eating. My boys are 9 and 14 now, life is much easier in many ways now that they are older, they are more independent etc. My husband isn’t fussy about what food I serve, he would eat most things I think :D
by Bluebell
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Today has been Ok, I have decided not to snack at all on S days as I just can’t guarantee I can control my eating inbetween meals. However I have had sweets after both meals, a pretty sickly dessert at dinner which I really didn’t need in my life if I’m being honest! I will be finding the next...
by Bluebell
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thank you! Success today, so three greens in a row, the first successful run in a long while. Mind you I did only have to get through 3 days, easing myself in gently! I find that if I can get through the gap between lunch and dinner I am OK in the evenings, I have always been quite good at not snack...
by Bluebell
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Manfa
Replies: 41
Views: 4130

Well done, you’re off to a great start. Enjoy your weekend :)
by Bluebell
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No More Yo-Yo check in
Replies: 39
Views: 4373

Good for you, a perfect week :) Enjoy the weekend.
by Bluebell
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thank you Soprano. Yes it does feel so much better. I have a reference point to return to and I am grateful for that.
Today I stayed green. One more day then its the weekend.
by Bluebell
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Yes indeed, I have a wonderful family and close friends who love me for who I am, not how I look. I am blessed with that. :)
by Bluebell
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Manfa
Replies: 41
Views: 4130

Hi manfa, I’m in the UK too, also a size 16. I’ve had many struggles with my eating over the years and am currently back here because NoS is the only sane way I have ever found of gaining control around food. I’m glad you’ve found it and wish you every success, sounds like you’re off to a ...
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thank you Soprano. I really do appreciate your help and support, and from everyone else on here. The stupid thing is, I really love healthy food. I just can’t stop bingeing on the rubbish. I try hard to cook sensible meals from scratch for my family, but inbetween times I binge. Worst times are wh...
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thank you everyone as always, this group is so amazingly supportive, I feel a bit emotional. I hit a real low in a changing room today, trying on trousers for work as nothing fits. I had to buy the stretchy jersey ones as my legs are so chunky nothing fitted looks good. Not a good feeling and I have...
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

I’m back. Again. I have to make this work. There aren’t any other options I am able to live with. I can’t live like this any more, hating my relationship with food, getting bigger and bigger, loathing my body, wishing I’d just stuck to the damned diet. I don’t dare get in the scales, it wo...
by Bluebell
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Interesting to hear how different the process is for you Oolala, a whole year to prepare! That is crazy (in terms of workload I mean). Well the whole inspection process is crazy really. I had success Mon-Thurs and then unfortunately a red day on Friday. I am learning to be kind to myself and to mark...
by Bluebell
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thank you for your interest! Yes I am in the UK where we have a school inspection system which strikes fear into the hearts of anyone working in a school and due an inspection! A phone call is made to the school to say that they will be inspected the following day. Where I work, we have all been wor...
by Bluebell
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Well the rest of the week was not good. I work in a school in the UK and on Weds we had the dreaded OFSTED phone call. This is an extremely stressful time for any school and I am afraid I wasn’t able to focus on NoS at all. However, it is over now and I am going to get back on it again tomorrow.
by Bluebell
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Ok so the weekend wasn’t too bad, I definitely had S treats but didn’t feel out of control. Yesterday and today have been successful, today when I came home at 4 pm I really wanted to eat, and it lasted until dinner at 6.30pm. This is my real danger time for eating mindlessly and to fill an imme...
by Bluebell
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2185
Views: 995294

Oolala I have just caught up with your thread and sad news. I want to offer my condolences, what a shock it must have been to lose your brother in that way. You have been such an amazing voice of support on this forum, reaching out to strangers to offer advice, encouragement and kind words. I hope y...
by Bluebell
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Well it seems it took me another month to gather myself :? :shock: I do not want to feel like this anymore. I am heartily sick of allowing food to rule my life. I am uncomfortable in my clothes. My knees ache from the extra weight. I have no self control. Sometimes I eat even though I don’t reall...
by Bluebell
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Skelton wrote:It's great to see you back Bluebell !
Thank you so much. :)
by Bluebell
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

I got 3 by filling up my plate! We do what we have to do. Yay well done Jenji! I am definitely having full plates, but have managed to have success again yesterday and today so I’m really pleased. Actually it feels a real relief to be back on the plan, I know this works for me I just need to comm...
by Bluebell
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thank you everyone for your unswerving support. This forum is amazing. Yesterday was success. Oolala another gem to hang on to “It’s not personal†In all my painful considerations about my eating, I’ve honestly never thought of it like that. I know you’ve said it many times before. But I’...
by Bluebell
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thank you jenji, very much appreciated.
by Bluebell
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Well it seems it took me another month to gather myself :? :shock: I do not want to feel like this anymore. I am heartily sick of allowing food to rule my life. I am uncomfortable in my clothes. My knees ache from the extra weight. I have no self control. Sometimes I eat even though I don’t really...
by Bluebell
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thank you Oolala. That you continue to care and give such wonderful advice to people (strangers) who are struggling on an internet forum, and that you never give up on any of us and have belief in each and every poster that they can do this, says an awful lot about the wonderful person that you are....
by Bluebell
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thank you.
by Bluebell
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

TexArk thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to write such a helpful reply, I do truly appreciate it. Actually if you don’t mind me saying, I recognise a lot of myself in what you write, and your advice is spot on. I’d like to answer your points in turn if that’s ok. 1) I do focus ...
by Bluebell
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thanks all. Honestly, I’m not in a good place right now with my eating. I can’t seem to find the strength to get back on it. Jenji you are too kind, I don’t feel worthy of anything much, I just feel fat and miserable. :(
by Bluebell
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 253
Views: 111572

3squaremeals wrote:I feel like I need to really make this work for me as I don't want to keep being overweight, miserable and obsessed with food and the scale. There is more to life than this.
Sounds like we are in a very similar position. Good luck with your return :)
by Bluebell
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 253
Views: 111572

oolala53 wrote:I guess it wasn't private. I think it's the one I put on your check-in thread.
Ah yes, thank you :)
by Bluebell
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 253
Views: 111572

Thank you Oolala. My Inbox is empty though? (maybe I’ve been away too long? :lol: )
by Bluebell
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thank you all for your kind words. It feels good to be back :)
by Bluebell
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 253
Views: 111572

I’m going to copy and paste today’s check in which pretty much sums it up. Ok, where to start. Firstly, I have finally returned to this forum and my daily check in to see two messages asking after me. I am beyond touched that anyone would bother to look me up or think of me after all this time, ...
by Bluebell
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Ok, where to start. Firstly, I have finally returned to this forum to see two messages asking after me. I am beyond touched that anyone would bother to look me up or think of me after all this time, let alone strangers online. So thank you. Since I last checked in, in March, I had a complete relapse...
by Bluebell
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Success all week. Today is a rare snow day, we don’t get snow very often at all in my part of the UK and everything grinds to a halt when we get a centimetre or two! So I am trying to stick to NoS today even though it feels like a mini unexpected holiday, and reminding myself that I can have fun w...
by Bluebell
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Oolala that’s not the first time part of your advice has been to not be too hard on myself - its time I started listening... really listening. Thank you again. I’ll get the message one of these days :)
by Bluebell
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thanks Oolala and Octavia. Strangely, it almost feels as if I needed to go through that process. To be ‘absent’ from NoS in order to reinforce how much I need it in my life. I have commentd before about how I have always followed the destructive pattern of losing weight, feeling that I have done...
by Bluebell
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thanks milliem
Today - success
by Bluebell
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Today - success
by Bluebell
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Today - success
by Bluebell
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

So. I went AWOL for a bit. Had something of a relapse, I was allowing myself to not NoS, to eat what I wanted when I wanted. Except... it wasn’t as big a relapse as I have had with other diets. I felt uncomfortable with eating large amounts of food. I would have a snack then wish I felt hungry for...
by Bluebell
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Lots of Ss over the weekend. Today - success
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to stop failing
Replies: 11
Views: 4948

Oolala you speak so much sense, I am going to copy your words and paste them onto my notes on my Ipad. Every time I get myself tied up in knots with my eating I am going to remind myself of your post. I have thanked you many times on this forum, but again, thank you. (Apologies for hijacking the thr...
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to stop failing
Replies: 11
Views: 4948

I can identify with so much of what you are saying. I have been through several difficult patches during my NoS journey where I just want to eat and eat. In all honesty I am not sure that trying to understand why is hugely helpful. (Although I have done so many times myself!) I have actually come to...
by Bluebell
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Today - success
by Bluebell
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

On Sunday we had lunch out just the 4 of us, I chose bouillabaisse which was delicious, filling and probably quite a healthy ish option. Then I blew it by having a Krispy Kreme doughnut. Mmmm it was yummy. Today has been a success, avoided temptation when I got home and waited for dinner somehow. I ...
by Bluebell
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Oolala thank you for your wise words. Firstly I have to confess I have never heard of HALT before :oops: I have googled and read that it means Hungry Angry Lonely Tired. I never knew there was an acronym that sums up my feelings so succinctly! But yes, those are usually the reasons I want to eat min...
by Bluebell
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Oops haven’t checked in since Monday! Havd had 3 successful days. Feeling better and back in control again. I do need to work on reaching for food when I am tired/upset/hormonal etc. Still a work in progress...
by Bluebell
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back... again LOL
Replies: 8
Views: 3882

Welcome :) I identify with a lot of what you are saying. No S is a game changer if we can just trust in it and keep doing it! I know how hard that ‘if’ can be. Wishing you the best of luck on your NoS journey.
by Bluebell
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

OK so today was good. Back in the swing of it (again). Faced the scales and am 4lb heavier than pre Christmas. I need to: Log here each day and be honest Eat filling healthy meals Remind myself of the alternatives to NoS Focus on one day at a time Trust in this way of eating. It has served me well f...
by Bluebell
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Friday was a fail. I ate inbetween lunch and dinner. This weekend has been OK, I am still working on no snacking on S days, I had nothing between breakfast and lunch but again I have eaten a snack this afternoon. I really need to dig deep and get back into the good habits I have worked so hard to es...
by Bluebell
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 4
Views: 2428

Hello and welcome to NoS. You sound as if you are in the right place to start your NoS journey. I can identify with all the dieting having done many myself over the years. I have had my ups and downs with NoS but it has made a huge difference to my relationship with food. I wish you every success, t...
by Bluebell
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Today - success. Dinner was not the best, a KFC with my eldest son, I stuck to one plate but was aware how quickly I was eating it, something about takeaway food does that to me. It is not a regular thing though so I feel OK about it.
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thanks jenji. I have recently taught myself crochet and am working on a blanket, I find it really calming and enjoyable. Definitely helps in the evenings to keep my hands and mind occupied!
Today - success. A late ish dinner because of my son’s activity but it felt Ok waiting to eat.
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

The thing is, the rational part of my brain does know this. I really do 100% believe in NoS, I have said in my testimonial and posted on here about how much of a difference NoS has made to my life. I know that the old habits are no good for me. BUT... in the heat of the moment, when I am feeling tir...
by Bluebell
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What Sets People Up For Food Obsession?
Replies: 22
Views: 7982

mitchell I can identify with what you are saying. My mum shows her love by providing huge amounts of food. She also worries that there will be enough, whether people are hungry etc. She does this out of a genuine desire to please, but when you grow up with this it creates issues. Also she talks a lo...
by Bluebell
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thanks ZippaDee I appreciate your support.
Another good day, I feel back to ‘normal’ whatever that is!
by Bluebell
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ZippaDee Do Da Days...
Replies: 521
Views: 332381

Hi ZippaDee, welcome back to NoS and thank you for your message on my check in, I appreciate it. I wish you every luck on your journey.
by Bluebell
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Since I last posted I have had three days of out of control eating. I am worried that my yoyo dieting mindset is trying to kick in. Lose weight, maintain for a while, return to old habits, gain weight. I need NoS to be the end of that cycle, I truly believed and still believe it can be. Now is when ...
by Bluebell
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thank you Oolala and Automatedeating. That helps so much. In the heat of the moment it felt as if I had lost all reasoning! But I will try and reflect as you suggest, when I am feeling calm. Today feels much better, I have so many ‘good’ days under my belt that I just get cross and frustrated wi...
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Well Oolala, for all of your wise words and positive comments (much appreciated of course) I have completely messed up today. Got home from work and ate and ate. :cry: Seems I still don’t really KNOW when its in my best interest not to eat. Sigh. This is my 16th month of NoS and still I have these...
by Bluebell
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

A lovely weekend but I have eaten waaaay too much. I finally feel like the festive season is now properly over, my husband’s birthday seems to mark this in my mind! So, New Year’s Resolution, to return to no snacks at all even at the weekends. I am unable to cope with complete freedom on S days ...
by Bluebell
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Oh gosh I would hate to eat lunch at 11.30! Mostly because the gap between lunch and dinner would be too long. I generally eat around 12.30 ish and ideally like dinner at 6pm.
Today - success. Two work days done, weekend here I come :)
by Bluebell
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

I love the idea that you had a panini grill at work Oolala! Sure sounds more appetising than the cold sandwich I usually end up taking. I hope you enjoy your semester’s leave, sounds wonderful. I was fine at work today, as always the thought of it was worse than the reality, and I have stuck to No...
by Bluebell
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 32654

I support anyone mulling over what they want on check in threads. I can always choose to start skipping them if I see the trend. I hope the main board stays with No S, though. I want to be able to come and be part of the same tribe. Agreed, sorry I should have specified, personal check ins are of c...
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 32654

Also (sorry!) I want to add my voice of agreement to Gingerpie and Oolala’s comments about IF. I feel very strongly that these boards are for and about NoS, and only NoS. They are primarily for supporting those who are trying to learn eating habits that can be for life. Eating with moderation, thr...
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 32654

Yes please. I remember committing to the 2017 year challenge thinking that it seemed like such a long time to commit to, but really wanting to do it nevertheless. Well the year just whizzed by! I have maintained my weight loss for the past 4 months or so and while I would like to gradually lose a li...
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thanks guys. Am on the mend now, didn’t eat much yesterday and today was a proper NoS day. Back to work tomorrow, as much as I’m dreading going back I think the routine will be good for my eating!
by Bluebell
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 164205

Well that’s 2017 done! Goodness me how quickly a year goes by. I have had my ups and downs along the way but No S has been pretty much a constant in my life, even when its felt hard or i have gone wrong. The mark it and move on ethos has been the biggest help to me.
Here’s to a fantastic 2018!
by Bluebell
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 9
Views: 4367

Thanks Merry! A very Happy New Year to you and all NoSers out there :D
by Bluebell
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Well I have woken up to 2018 with a streaming cold. So not much appetite. I have definitely put on a couple of pounds over Christmas. Will focus on getting better but don’t need to take a sick day as such, don’t fancy many snacks or sweets anyway today. Every cloud....
by Bluebell
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Yesterday and today- success. Had a few wobbly moments but managed to stay strong. Just reminded myself of how possible and easy it is to get between meals, and to get to the weekend. I’ve done it many times over the past 14 months and so I can do it now, its no different to any other time. I have...
by Bluebell
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thank you gingerpie and oolala for encouragement. Actually today wasn’t so bad, chocolates etc still very much in sight but I almost felt relieved that I didn’t have to eat them! Which is crazy really, I certainly don’t have to eat them on any day, S or NoS! Just the connection that Christmas ...
by Bluebell
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

So I have had a lovely Christmas, lots of food and drink. I am checking in for accountability as I really want to have three green days now, and not just fall into holiday eating. My husband and sons are all at home which is lovely, however that does not mean I need to eat mindlessly! Lots of chocol...
by Bluebell
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Hi Oolala I’m still here :D I have only just started telling colleagues about NoS, over a year after I started. They are all talking about which diet they’ll go on after the Christmas excesses! So glad I’m not playing that awful game anymore. Quite hard to convince them that NoS really works e...
by Bluebell
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Only have a minute to exercise? Here's the system for you!
Replies: 15
Views: 6955

Thanks for this, I have just signed up for the free version to get me started, even I can manage one minute a day! (Chronic exercise avoider here :D )
by Bluebell
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Yesterday I had an S day as it was our staff Christmas party. I did overeat, went back for seconds and had dessert. Seems I still occasionally get the impulse to eat for the sake of eating. Felt uncomfortably full going to bed. A normal NoS day for me today and hopefully a moderate weekend before Ch...
by Bluebell
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Oops I haven’t checked in for a few days, life has been extremely busy but NoS has been a constant throughout all the hustle and bustle of the last week of term. Cannot wait to break up for Christmas on Thurs, I really feel that this Christmas will be so much better in terms of my eating. I am loo...
by Bluebell
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Jenji, good for you, and I hope your NoS journey is a long and happy one!
Oolala, excellent summary, I like the marriage analogy, it makes a lot of sense.
by Bluebell
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

I have been reflecting some more as we approach Christmas. To add to my post on Monday, it struck me today (in the staff room mid morning as I gazed at the biscuit tin) I have never actually been tempted to give up completely on NoS. Not once. I have had temptations, I have stayed strong at times an...
by Bluebell
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Yesterday and today- success
by Bluebell
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 164205

I just wanted to come back to this thread and re post what I have written on my daily check in. Didn’t weigh this morning following too many Ss this weekend. Worried I am losing it a bit as we approach Christmas and so I am re focussing my efforts and reminding myself of all I have learnt this yea...
by Bluebell
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Didn’t weigh this morning following too many Ss this weekend. Worried I am losing it a bit as we approach Christmas and so I am re focussing my efforts and reminding myself of all I have learnt this year. To keep going is probably how I would best sum it up! To keep the faith in NoS and how much i...
by Bluebell
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Thank you Oolala. Youngest son returned today, so so lovely to see him. He had an amazing time, I am very proud of him coping with being away from home all week at 8 years old. Today - success. But I am 2 pounds up from my restaurant over eating! Scary how quickly it goes on.
by Bluebell
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Last night was a fail at dinner time. I ate out again with my eldest son, youngest son and husband both away so we treated ourselves. Unfortunately I allowed myself to eat what I wanted and it was definitely more than one plate. No dessert is the only positive. I miss my youngest so much, he’s nev...
by Bluebell
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Delicious meal out with my friends. Very full of good food and drink, but I really enjoyed it and their company.
by Bluebell
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Weekend - lots of sweets. Too many really, mindless eating. Today - success Tomorrow will be a planned S day, as I am going out to dinner with friends. Our boys are away on a 4 night residential which we are all struggling with, they’re only 8 and its the first time away for them. So we are going ...
by Bluebell
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 176522

Weds, Thurs, Fri, success.