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by Friyay
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Friyay's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 7832

Monthly weigh-in #3: 206.

Okay, folks. There's my three-week induction all done. Maybe I'll check in with my monthly weigh-ins, but no more daily updates. It's been fun!
by Friyay
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Friyay's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 7832

Monthly weigh-in #2: 205

One more weigh-in tomorrow, but I think it's clear I didn't lose just by changing my eating habits. I need to incorporate some intentional exercise, especially if the rain keeps me out of the garden the way it has been.
by Friyay
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Friyay's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 7832

Okie dokie, three weeks on NoS are in the bag. Zero failures, one planned S day that ended up being not-so-S. Had to institute a bedtime snack because I couldn't sleep otherwise. Aaaaaand... 206. I'm up a pound. I am coming off the weekend, and also off my period. And I'm going to weigh myself Tuesd...
by Friyay
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Friyay's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 7832

I saw that in your thread, Octavia , and if I hadn't been so tired I would have replied: you sound like you were EXACTLY like me. Worried about fainting, haha. I've had times in my life when I would walk, fast, for an hour every day, but I always had a snack beforehand so I wouldn't have blood sugar...
by Friyay
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Friyay's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 7832

DAY 19: SUCCESS I didn't think it would be, for a while. Breakfast was two hours earlier than usual and lunch was scanty. I thought for sure I'd need an afternoon snack, but I got by with an early glass of milk and a later glass of wine. No snacks. I didn't even suffer much. My body has learned to c...
by Friyay
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Friyay's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 7832

DAY 17: SUCCESS
DAY 18: SUCCESS

It's easy and sensible, now. Today I didn't eat lunch until after 1. I wasn't desperate for dinner, either.

The real question is, will I lose any weight? I'm going to weigh myself Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week, and continue to do that once a month.
by Friyay
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Friyay's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 7832

Day 16: SUCCESS

Now that Easter's over, I want to plan to bake something really nice on the weekend for my treat. Some kind of dense cake with lots of fruit and a crumble topping. Maybe almonds should be involved.
by Friyay
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Friyay's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 7832

Thanks, lpearlmom. I see you had a significant weight loss in 2015...what prompted that? Was it just a matter of getting in the NoS groove? Anyway, we're back from our mini-vacay. Day 13: S DAY Day 14: S Day Day 15: S Day ( ? ) Yesterday I decided to take as an S day because we were out enjoying our...
by Friyay
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Friyay's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 7832

DAY 12: SUCCESS ( ? ) Another day that was a success other than eating a couple bites to make my kid happy. Food isn't just fuel, it's an integral part of human bonding, and I'm not going to refuse a couple mini-pretzels from my kid on a special day out. If that makes the day a failure then it was a...
by Friyay
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Friyay's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 7832

Day 11: SUCCESS

Easiest day yet. Also, surprised to realize it's Thursday and I haven't really plotted what sweets I'm going to eat over the weekend.

Oh, okay. Easter candy. You got me.
by Friyay
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 393
Views: 89076

Oh my, Easter candy. You're right, it's hard to resist. It's interesting to see the perspective of people who have been through it before--the big feast days on NoS.
by Friyay
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 517
Views: 144858

I had a yoga instructor who berated people who try to master meditation and higher mental stuff like that before they'd mastered basic yoga positions. "You want to control your mind? You can't even control your body!" Somewhere Reinhard says something similar. Learn to control this basic stuff like ...
by Friyay
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marina's check in
Replies: 37
Views: 11358

Marina, I'm glad that hunger hasn't been a big problem for you. Maybe your body is finally ready to work with you, this time.
by Friyay
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 550
Views: 61031

Mmmm, adding coconut to peanut butter banana toast sounds amaaaaaazing. The sweetened shredded coconut of our youths, or the chunkier and less-sweet stuff you can get now?
by Friyay
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 562
Views: 82157

Your food sounds excellent, to me. I also love how you're doing your habitcal with emojis. Clever!
by Friyay
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3916
Views: 1236214

Hey Linda, you've had exactly the weight loss I'm *hoping* to see for myself, so there you go. You've already lived what I consider my best case scenario!
by Friyay
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2167
Views: 973671

I'm sorry to hear about your family's troubles. You have such good, firm habits in place though, I think that eating is probably the last thing you need to worry about right now.
by Friyay
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2530
Views: 762395

I definitely have episodes of hypoglycemia, and over the years I've learned to distinguish three kinds of hunger: low blood sugar hunger, empty belly hunger, and actual calorie deficit hunger. Low blood sugar comes with a spacy sense of unreality. Empty belly hunger is growling and cramping. Real ca...
by Friyay
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Friyay's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 7832

Yeah, we have wild blackberry around here that says that. Usually when we're whacking it back in the spring. The stuff is carnivorous. It wants blood.

Day 10: SUCCESS

This was the easiest N-day yet. I'm feeling good about things. Really hoping that it continues to get easier.
by Friyay
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Friyay's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 7832

Day 9: SUCCESS The hunger wasn't quite as bad today. Certainly my mouth didn't water as much. Breakfast was too thin, so I was ravenous in the morning, but my lunch and dinner both lasted a good 3-4 hours before I started feeling hungry again. So maybe this is just an adjustment period. I don't thin...
by Friyay
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Friyay's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 7832

Haha, not a thin person. Female, late 30s, 5'6", 205 pounds. I have an advantage in never having succeeded at severe calorie restriction diets, so I've never slowed my metabolism down that way. My FitBit says I burn between 2300 and 2400 calories on a normal day (though gardening season is coming up...
by Friyay
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Friyay's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 7832

Last week I was indeed waking up ravenous. Being hungry right away in the morning has always been my metric for identifying calorie deficits, so that part was great, but the not-sleeping part took a serious toll. Dinner is often 4-5 hours before my bedtime, and for various family reasons I can't see...
by Friyay
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2167
Views: 973671

oolala53 wrote:I'll have to take a look at Lewis' work. I bet he didn't think he was writing satire... 8)
He did, which for me, makes the whole thing totally unfunny. To each her own!

Congrats on 3000 days. That's really something.
by Friyay
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 632
Views: 79864

I am four pounds down from my first weigh-in, back in January. I feel as if my body is made of stone, and No S is a drip of water....making an impact with painful slowness. Still making an impact though, and that makes it worth it. Better than gaining! It must be a comfort to be sure that your weig...
by Friyay
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 550
Views: 61031

You can tell I grew up in a big family - cooking for one does not come naturally to me. But that's what freezers are for, and most of the portions are frozen with rice so extremely easy dinners. I don't think it comes naturally to anyone. Anyway, if you live by yourself, you need lots of freezer me...
by Friyay
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 393
Views: 89076

Hi there! Probably you've already written about this, but can you share with me your water-drinking strategies? I have a similar strategy, but the habits aren't there yet. I'm curious what people do about water, too. Drinking fluids speeds up the rate at which your stomach empties, which means it m...
by Friyay
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 279
Views: 58290

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who's sometimes too hungry to sleep. A little worried that that hasn't gone away for you, with as long as you've been doing this!
by Friyay
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2530
Views: 762395

Good luck with the blood sugar. For me, I start to feel a little spacy around 70, and if I feel really awful it's in the 50s. Anything much above 70 and I can't tell.
by Friyay
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Friyay's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 7832

Monday Monday. I caught up on sleep over the weekend, which helped the headache and irritability. Day 7: S DAY Day 8: SUCCESS ( ? ) Okay. My young daughter, who has had a lot of disappointments lately and who has gotten clingy, really wanted me to eat some Pez with her. So I ate about six pieces of ...
by Friyay
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Friyay's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 7832

osoniye , adding more low-calorie foods seems counterintuitive if I'm having satiation problems, but I have experienced in the past that whatever fiber/water/nutrients vegetables offer will actually increase the satiation factor of a meal. I will be more conscious of including veg in my meals in th...
by Friyay
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Friyay's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 7832

Thank you both for your replies. Maybe some of my plates haven't had enough fat on them to get the calorie count where it should be. Breakfast has been two eggs, fruit, and some kind of carb--oatmeal, whole wheat rolls, shredded wheat. One lunch was lots of sushi and an orange--not much fat there. A...
by Friyay
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Friyay's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 7832

Friyay's check in

Hello, all. I began No S for the first time on Monday. So far my record is: Day 1: SUCCESS Day 2: SUCCESS Day 3: SUCCESS Day 4: SUCCESS All that green is nice. Food tastes better, and it is so freeing to be able to eat whatever sounds good for each meal (except for sweets, of course). I have been so...