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by London Mum
Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do I cut portions?
Replies: 8
Views: 2564

I've been using a system inspired by blueskighs, which I call "virtual blog". I assemble my plate/meal and then I consider whether if I posted a picture on my blog would my readers (and myself) consider it a reasonable portion? Or would I be embarrassed? (Of course it might be even more effective if...
by London Mum
Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Hello, I'm new!
Replies: 6
Views: 3751

Re: Hello, I'm new!

Geographical and nationality footnote: I'm a Brit - actually I'm Welsh, though I live in south-west London in the UK. Snap! I'm from Cardiff and I live near Wimbledon. Where did you get your sledge? I have been SGing for nearly two months, and started with a 7lb sledge which I have now added two 1l...
by London Mum
Fri May 09, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: kids and snacking?
Replies: 15
Views: 4565

I don't think it's a good idea to be too strict with kids, as they do need energy in varying amounts, depending on whether they are growing, have just been ill, etc. I think little kids are better at just deciding when they are full, too. I hope that I will set them an example of not snacking, and m...
by London Mum
Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: exam stress
Replies: 5
Views: 2502

Stress eating is a problem. I know when I am really stressed I find myself opening the fridge even without noticing. Rather than skip breakfast altogether could you have the cereal a bit later? I have been walking my daughter to school the last 2 weeks (hour round trip) and usually have breakfast wh...
by London Mum
Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Individualizing vs. over-complicating
Replies: 11
Views: 3348

I think KCC is right and it is the amount of effort required to keep track of the rules that makes a complication untenable. So for example a system where you changed the number of rules you stuck to depending on how much weight you lost requires conscious thought every day, rather than becoming hab...
by London Mum
Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just Curious
Replies: 54
Views: 26105

I got here from Mark Forster's blog about organisation! So quite, quite different from many other people! :lol: But I've stuck with it for 37 days now, and am feeling much more in control. I've also lost over half a stone (1 stone = 14lbs) and I'm really pleased with that. It shows how much extra r...
by London Mum
Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The low fat jury is in
Replies: 5
Views: 2546

There's evidence for this, see

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6933686.stm

Small amounts of the good stuff is the way to go!

LM
by London Mum
Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: losing hope in me
Replies: 9
Views: 3993

It's natural to crave forbidden fruit. If I am craving I try and think "Wow, I really crave chocolate/cheese/a glass of wine! This is an unpleasant feeling. The cure for this feeling is NOT to have chocolate/cheese/a glass of wine. Then next time, the craving will be less, and eventually it will die...
by London Mum
Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not losing any weight
Replies: 10
Views: 3985

For me it was really important to eliminate (or cut right down) cheating before concentrating on eating healthy meals. My temptation was snacks. If you are still regularly failing on no snacks, the tempation after a smaller/healthier meal is to compensate by having a snack later "because I've been g...
by London Mum
Sat Jul 14, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: back from vacation
Replies: 4
Views: 2034

At Christmas there was no habit-cal, but in my head I considered that I had taken more S-days than I had intended (two weeks altogether), so I think I would have marked it yellow. This time 6 weekdays fell on holiday, I planned that three would be S and of the three remaining two were green and I ma...
by London Mum
Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: back from vacation
Replies: 4
Views: 2034

I think at first you just have to concentrate on getting the normal routine in place and then eventually vacations will take care of themselves. I started No S in November and Christmas set me back quite a bit. However we just went on holiday for a week to a hotel where the food is *good*. We did th...
by London Mum
Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Will be a bit distracted next few weeks...
Replies: 17
Views: 6097

Congratulations Reinhard and family. I can't think of a better excuse for a couple of extra S days!

LM
by London Mum
Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: habit calculator
Replies: 9
Views: 4001

I like the solid colour too. I have had one failure each for the two habits I am tracking this month. Every time I update it, those two red squares annoy me and I think about how next month I am going to have all green and yellow. I have found myself craving something, and then thinking no, I don't ...
by London Mum
Thu May 31, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal Habit Calendar (Alpha)
Replies: 95
Views: 160141

I love it. I will be starting today. What a great tool to have for free!

LM
by London Mum
Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: paranoia
Replies: 5
Views: 2357

After following NoS for nearly five months now, I am coming to really believe that the first goal is just to stick to the system. You really have to get the habit down first without obsessing about weight. Then if you find you are not losing as much or as fast as you want, you can start tweaking you...
by London Mum
Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New and struggling
Replies: 9
Views: 2885

Re: New and struggling

This was the hardest time for me when I was starting. Now it is much easier and I can go from 12.30 til 8.30 or even 9 without that horrible shaky feeling. To start with I made bigger lunches - for example I would make an extra sandwich, and make sure it included protein. Now they are back to normal...
by London Mum
Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Stubborn peasant body
Replies: 27
Views: 12576

Hi Hexagon Sorry you are feeling discouraged, and I felt I had to come out of lurkdom to reply. I am just the same as you - 5'2'' and would like to lose 20lbs. I'm a bit older (36) and have been battling up and down the same 5/10 lbs for nearly 20 years! I hit an all time peak last November (not cou...