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by freeandeasy
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 2 years of maintaining sanity and staying lean on noS
Replies: 10
Views: 3745

Great job Kaalii!
Thanks for updating us, you're an inspiration.
Happy New Year!
by freeandeasy
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Holy Guacamole, I hadn't realized how long it had been since I last wrote! I wanted to follow up, since it's essentially been a year since committing to No S for 2018. What a year! In some ways I fell flat on my face with No S, but on the other hand I've learned so much, and my journey has been very...
by freeandeasy
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S "mods" (add yours!)
Replies: 167
Views: 201721

Wow, how amazing to see a thread that is ten years old! I've been figuring out where alcohol fits into my plan. It's got extra calories I don't need, and it reduces my willpower. Plus, as I get older it just doesn't agree with me so much anymore. It's become a habit that doesn't serve me so well, bu...
by freeandeasy
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: So Ingrained
Replies: 2
Views: 938

Isn't that amazing. I clearly remember in my childhood (in the 70's) that we just didn't snack. I'm sure many of us remember that. And ancient healing traditions, like Ayurveda, distinctly avoid snacking and overeating. It's amazing to look back at old movies and photos and how THIN everyone was. By...
by freeandeasy
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Thanks oolala!
I'm always so impressed (and delighted) with how well you stay in touch with all of us on the board. Thanks :D
by freeandeasy
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Goodness, It's been a while since I checked in. I didn't realize it had been so long! I haven't gone anywhere, and I'm still plugging away at NoS. Admittedly imperfectly, but doing it nonetheless. I still think it's the best thing going. But it's kinda boring, compared to the thrill and excitement (...
by freeandeasy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Hi automatedeating, well at least I'm not the only one! Though I certainly don't wish it on you :wink: I'm not too short - I think I'm exactly the height of the average american woman, which is 5'5" (last I heard). So I'm kind of...average :lol: Perhaps refined carbs will be an S for me again - I do...
by freeandeasy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Hi Oolala, Yes, it is likely water, though it's not coming off unless I cut the carbs. I've been keeping a meticulous food diary and weighing for the last two months so I definitely see a pattern. Refined carbs for sure are affecting my weight in a way I haven't experienced before. There was a time ...
by freeandeasy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Hey, so last day of February and I'm still doing NoS! That's about as long as I've stuck to any diet :lol: (though I don't think of NoS as a diet). 3 meals, no snacks, no seconds and no sugar has become fairly easy for me. On the rare occasion I will forget and grab an extra bit of something after a...
by freeandeasy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Hi oolala, thank you. I don't mind you being alarmist because sometimes tough love is appropriate. I am fortunate in that my blood numbers are good, including my blood sugars and blood pressure, without meds. My triglycerides tend to get high, but I've managed to get them into the normal range (YAY!...
by freeandeasy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Hi automatedeating,
I am starting to come to that same conclusion - the weight loss doesn't seem to be enough of a motivator, but I'm not getting any younger, and projecting forward (in my mind) the possible health consequences of not making changes is starting to become sobering.
by freeandeasy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Wow, didn't realize it had been that long since I last checked in. I'm still plugging away at No S with success - vanilla No S now. I'm also still doing 10k steps Mon-Friday most days. Some days I fail, but those have been days I've felt a bit under the weather (the flu has entered our house and my ...
by freeandeasy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Oolala, OMG Yes, I could not agree more! I so wish I knew that YEARS ago - it would have saved so much heartache, time in therapy and money on food :lol: Seriously. I knew something was off with the idea that it must be an underlying issue when I looked at my life and my successes. Happily married, ...
by freeandeasy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

oolala, Yeah, I don't say I'll never binge again. And over the last few years my eating has definitely gotten easier with less craziness. Occasionally I still get diet head and get a little wacky though. Reading her book (and then bits of Trimpey's book) really made something click for me though. I ...
by freeandeasy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Woop woop, dropped 5.6 pounds this month, YAY!! I wasn't losing too much, but then went back to vanilla no s and the weight starting coming off. Not eating sugar during the week really does make a difference for me. I had a (large) piece of birthday cake for my SO's birthday and next day the scale w...
by freeandeasy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Thanks oolala, I will look for it!
by freeandeasy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Imogen, how wonderful you were able to nearly maintain your success, that's wonderful, congratulations!
Thanks for taking a moment to answer my curiosity.
Best wishes with your upcoming work.
by freeandeasy
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Hi Imogen, welcome back!
That's good to hear that I'm not alone in that.

May I ask, what took you away from No S, and what brought you back? I'm just curious, I like hearing about other people's journey.
by freeandeasy
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Thanks oolala53. I'll take any chance to get smug that I can :lol: I enjoy Martha Beck, I'll have to check that out. Is that the title, or was it called something else? I am going back to vanilla no s (and today is my first day, which is fun since it's an S day). And I agree. While I sincerely belie...
by freeandeasy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Thanks Octavia :D
by freeandeasy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Gah, goofed up and got red failure days Sunday and today. Ironically I only ate 2 meals those 2 days, but that's only because I stacked my plate vertically, AND had seconds. Boo. I'm still finding myself wanting to eat too much at each meal. I will continue to get better at this with practice. Also,...
by freeandeasy
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Still plugging away at No S and my year-long challenge. Still SUPER happy that I made the decision to do this. Sticking to 3 meals has been easy. Keeping those meals moderate has not. I made the mod that I could have sugar any day of the week, as long as it fit on my plate without vertical stacking....
by freeandeasy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Partial Book Review - Economist's Diet - No S compatible
Replies: 8
Views: 3398

I hear ya Octavia. I couldn't weigh myself for a long time. And I agree, I came to No S for the sanity too. That is of the utmost importance to me. I certainly can relate to all of that. Which is why my current experience is happily surprising me. For me it feels very different than the days when I'...
by freeandeasy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Partial Book Review - Economist's Diet - No S compatible
Replies: 8
Views: 3398

Hi Octavia, Cool that you got the book. I finished reading it last night. I agree with parts of it and will be incorporating some parts of the book, and less on other things. I always figure if I can at least 1 good practical tip from a book then it was worth it. It's interesting about the light mea...
by freeandeasy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Thanks oolala53
by freeandeasy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Partial Book Review - Economist's Diet - No S compatible
Replies: 8
Views: 3398

Partial Book Review - Economist's Diet - No S compatible

I came across this new book in the bookstore the other day and picked it up. From reading the boards I know I'm not the only who still loves reading diet and nutrition books. I'm about halfway through this one and enjoying it. I think it's a great companion to the No S Diet. It's also a fun read if ...
by freeandeasy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

I've still been tracking daily and sticking with my 3 meals, no seconds, no snacks. I had a friend staying with me this week and we ate out a lot. It was still easy to stick with the 3 meals. At restaurants it can be interesting though when it's shared - we had Thai food and I did the virtual platin...
by freeandeasy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Thanks for your replies everyone. Strawberry Roan, I'm sorry that I didn't see your post earlier. You 100% have my support in the no drinking department. Interesting what you said about it kicking up your cravings. I have the same thing! It's a big part of why I've kicked it to the curb for the year...
by freeandeasy
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Aw shucks, thanks Automatedeating!
by freeandeasy
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: Cannot access/login to HabitCal
Replies: 2
Views: 1838

Hi, did anyone help you ValerieAnn? I'm not sure if I know the answer either, but mine was a little wonky at first. I kind of have to login to the page and then refresh it. Or access Habitcal from a different page, like the forum page. Anyway, I don't know if any of that is helpful as you may have a...
by freeandeasy
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Strawberry Roan's 2018 Check In
Replies: 41
Views: 10842

Gingerpie, your post cracked me up about enough food for 40,000 people :lol:

I'm pretty sure I've been to those potlucks. They sure can be fun! If, you know, you're hungry enough for 200 people :wink:
by freeandeasy
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Strawberry Roan's 2018 Check In
Replies: 41
Views: 10842

Hi Strawberry Roan, Nice to 'meet' you. Congratulations on being here for 8 years. That's a great testament to you, and the other great folks here. I too am drawn to do IF. I like it, and most days do 16:8. I have occasionally done 36 hours as well, though haven't done that lately. I'm gearing up fo...
by freeandeasy
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

So far I've had 4 green days, yay! That's green each day since I started. Me and my spouse have a tradition of going to happy hour every Friday night with a friend of ours. Normally I would have had a couple of hard ciders and some pizza. But tonight I had kombucha tea, and skipped the pizza ( I was...
by freeandeasy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Camper Rose, Ladybird30 and Merry,
Thank you, and happy new year!
Here's to wishing us all lots of success and lots of green days, as you so beautifully put it ladybird30!

Cheers!
Kathryn
by freeandeasy
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in

Hey there, happy new year! I've made the commitment to stick with No S for 1 full year. I've dabbled with it for about a year, but am making a bigger commitment to it to reap the benefits. I have made some mods to No S for myself: 3 meals a day, No snacking, no seconds, 7 days a week. I have found t...
by freeandeasy
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 156590

Happy 2018 everyone!
Congratulations to all of you who completed one year of No S!
I'm excited about 2018 and completing my first year No S challenge too.
Three cheers :D
by freeandeasy
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 156590

Oolala 53,
Thank you for the welcome. Like you I feel like my food sanity depends on this.
And given the success you've had by sticking with it I'd say you're a good example of what's possible with this way of eating with consistency and commitment.
Thank you for the encouragement.
by freeandeasy
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 156590

Ladybird, thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement.
by freeandeasy
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 156590

I'd like to join the one year commitment

Hi there, May I join you for a 1 year 2018 No S committment? I almost joined you all for the 2017 full year No S challenge, but I didn't. And then I didn't stick with No S, so I'm wishing I had. Like many of you, I was tempted by "sexier" sounding diets (keto, IF, all that stuff). Then I am unable t...
by freeandeasy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 10 months in testimonial
Replies: 15
Views: 9810

Congratulations! This is very inspiring, thank you for posting it.
by freeandeasy
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Strict Eating Defector Introducing myself
Replies: 6
Views: 3638

Thank you for your wonderful replies so far, I really appreciate it! Reading through them I realized I forgot to mention that part of what has impressed me is looking through all the testimonials of people who have been doing No S for YEARS! Whoa! That is something you don't see in other places and ...
by freeandeasy
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How Long Until S Days "Level Out"???
Replies: 26
Views: 9268

Hi Anne-Marie, I'm new at No S too, but I wanted to chime in because I can completely relate. Something you wrote I think potentially points to part of your struggle: "I start the day thinking that I'll be able to have some self-control" To me that suggests that you're still learning to trust that y...
by freeandeasy
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Strict Eating Defector Introducing myself
Replies: 6
Views: 3638

Strict Eating Defector Introducing myself

(this is a repost - I posted this in the daily check in a realized this is probably a better place for my intro) Hi, I'm so excited that I found No S and want to introduce myself. I've been practicing No S for about 2 weeks now am so happy that I stumbled onto it. So far I've had 2 weeks of success ...
by freeandeasy
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Strict Eating Bootcamp Defector Introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 2020

Strict Eating Bootcamp Defector Introduction

Hi, I'm so excited that I found No S and want to introduce myself. I've been practicing No S for about 2 weeks now am so happy that I stumbled onto it. So far I've had 2 weeks of success in developing this new habit. I defected from a strict food bootcamp I was in the middle of to come here. It's de...