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by Merrygoround
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Daily Thoughts on Food
Replies: 53
Views: 8603

Hello Space. Welcome to the forums. Are you down on the ice? No control over food is not easy at all, and it sounds like fresh food is at a minimum too (powered or uht milk, frozen veg.....) However, the beauty of no s is how simple it is. This is meal time, I fill a plate and eat. This is not meal ...
by Merrygoround
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

It's kind of the way it's supposed to be, MGR. Fly off in your new freedom! I know, but I feel like I should be here to support other people too. The thing is I didn’t lose my weight this way, but this is the most wonder, amazing way of eating for maintenance. I lost a couple of pounds right at t...
by Merrygoround
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3899
Views: 1218487

Goodness. Not a nice comment at all. Just a question, what size is she? Is this just jealousy? I lost a thin friend after my major weight loss. Maybe I wasn’t making her look good anymore.....There were a few barbed comments about the weight loss as I actually started losing weight and keeping it ...
by Merrygoround
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3899
Views: 1218487

Thank you for the IF information.

Good luck with 23:1.
by Merrygoround
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

I’m still here, and doing great. This is a wonderful diet for maintenance. I could do this easily for the rest of my life I think. However, with only 3 weeks until I fly things are getting a little busy here, so I am ending my daily journal for now. I will still be around though, and will be poppi...
by Merrygoround
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3899
Views: 1218487

Well I am delighted to report my passport is fine! So that is a relief. 3 weeks until I fly! Can you recommend a good website to read about IF because I am considering it for my trip. I won’t always have much control over food, and then there are the parties etc. plus traveling around visiting rel...
by Merrygoround
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello Allison!
Replies: 230
Views: 40163

First a belated happy birthday. Re the emotions. I was happy/sad when my dad died. The cancer was spreading everywhere, and he was so ill. He dreaded it getting into his brain, but the morning of the day he died he was still discussing engineering problems with my brother. I was overjoyed he had die...
by Merrygoround
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: New-to-here Nic's check in
Replies: 80
Views: 12086

When my daughter had her wisdom teeth out she ate mash potatoes and gravy, and ice cream for a week. It’s no fun though, so I shall send sympathy in his direction. Yes, those overdone s days when you end up feeling stuffed and can’t sleep.... I hope that as time passes and one realises one can h...
by Merrygoround
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2167
Views: 964329

Goodness, Oolala, I have just been reading what you have been going through these last few days. You made me laugh about cleaning out a drawer when on hold....I normally just read. This is much more productive, I shall try it next time! These medical events do not sound fun at all. I hope the new me...
by Merrygoround
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

Thank you everyone re the fruit. I had frozen grapes yesterday (our own grapes frozen when we had a glut) with my lunch. I put them in a little bowl whilst I ate my lunch, and by the time I had got to them they were slightly unfrozen, cold a treat like but actually eatable. Yum! Oolala! No more droo...
by Merrygoround
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

Ah, I apologise, I misunderstood your problem. Your fruit garden sounds wonderful. I don't consider fresh fruit an S, so it just fits in as a normal part of my meal. But it does mean if I want to fit in fruit, I have to eat less of something else. That’s ok ladybird :D So.....you just have fruit ...
by Merrygoround
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

I love fruit. In my garden at various times of year are....fejoas, grapes, raspberries, strawberries, loganberries, blueberries , apples, nectarines, cranberries, black currant, red currant and cape gooseberries. Also almonds, but not a fruit! And I have eaten them all as snacks.....or made them int...
by Merrygoround
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

Well, I have talked a lot about what is going on, but very little about no s. No s. Pros, 1. simplicity. After some of my previous diets this is huge. 2. Fits in with a normal life. Again after some of my weird and wacky diets it is so nice to make and eat one meal with the family. 3. Flexibility. I...
by Merrygoround
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tombo's Check In
Replies: 59
Views: 10646

Huggs

I see you have got a lot of really great advice on your other binging thread so I won’t add to it. I’m just here to offer hugs and support.

And actually one bit of advice. Keep showing up here, even if you are off the wagon at the moment. Just showing up helps.
by Merrygoround
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sharon's daily check-in
Replies: 301
Views: 27806

After a medical procedure you will have inflammation, which equals fluid, which equals weight (but not fat!).

Take heart. I bet it’s not as bad as it seems.

PS freeze the cake. That way you get to have your cake (in the freezer) and eat it (at the weekend) :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Merrygoround
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2167
Views: 964329

Where do you find your one minute exercises? Hi Merrygoround! :) I'm obviously not oolala lol, but here is the original thread where I mentioned the one minute exercise program. I still exercise this way every day in addition to my 10K steps--it's keeping me in great functional shape--I highly reco...
by Merrygoround
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2167
Views: 964329

Where do you find your one minute exercises?
by Merrygoround
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 275
Views: 56454

I’m envious of your exercise. I haven’t managed to run, except once, since the flu. If I do, I cough. It’s doesnt help that the weather has been awful, wet, grey, dank and damp. I shall give it this week, and then try agin.
by Merrygoround
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bean&Sprout
Replies: 11
Views: 3175

Hello! Welcome to the journals. It sounds like you may be being a little hard on yourself on s days. The advice I was given was get the green days solid, then worry about the s days. That said, like you, I find once I start snacking, it’s hard to stop. So I wait until at least afternoon on my s da...
by Merrygoround
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3899
Views: 1218487

Oh no! Your trip! Oh you poor thing. Passports! Off to check mine now! Enjoy the time with your mum. Incidentally I discovered a friend of mine was doing the intermittent fasting thing, but sadly with only limited success. She said Jimmy Moore was doing it ( Jimmy Moore was a person from my low carb...
by Merrygoround
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Confessions of an Eatosaurus
Replies: 26
Views: 6493

Just popping in to say hi, and welcome. Don’t let one red day derail you. Mark it and move on. In fact for me, that is the essence of no s. After so many diet when ‘I’ve blown it so what’s the point’ was the name of the game, no s is quite a relief. It’s impossible to blow it. You just m...
by Merrygoround
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

Well that WAS an eye opener. The story, in the long version. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin! My son, (and now my personal dresser,) M, came round during the week to look through my wardrobe. I have never been a clothes girl, and my wardrobe if full of fat clothes I am ‘using up’....
by Merrygoround
Thu May 31, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello Allison!
Replies: 230
Views: 40163

Oh Alison, you have had such a dreadful time. It’s not your job to think what to say to the therapist. It’s your job to show up. Well done for making that first step. Like no s, one step at a time, just do the next thing.

We are thinking of you. Hugs are winging your way.
by Merrygoround
Tue May 29, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32247

Congratulations!!!!
by Merrygoround
Tue May 29, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

Yes....I fell right off my pedestal though :lol: Monday and Tuesday were both non compliant. Nothing much, just seconds of dinner on one day and four small meals on the other. That was not planned. I was going to Aikido so I eat early. Then changed my mind, didn’t go, and had another dinner with m...
by Merrygoround
Mon May 28, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tombo's Check In
Replies: 59
Views: 10646

Oh tombo....here I am giving good advice out, and I have fallen right off the wagon myself only a few hours later! Now I need to take my own advice and get right back on.
by Merrygoround
Sun May 27, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tombo's Check In
Replies: 59
Views: 10646

Ok Tombo. It’s reset time. Here it is Monday morning and you are in the uk so it is Sunday night I think for you. So here is your pep talk! You know....I know...we all here know....the sooner we get back on that wagon the easier it is. The further out of sight we let it go the harder to catch up a...
by Merrygoround
Sun May 27, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3899
Views: 1218487

The bad food bible sounds interesting. I shall look out for it at the library. I also read something on the bbc website about how the key to health was more fruit and veg. This is hardly a surprise.....except maybe to the zero carb folk. (That was me in a past life :oops: ) maybe instead of restrict...
by Merrygoround
Sun May 27, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: New-to-here Nic's check in
Replies: 80
Views: 12086

Oh yeah, this normalisation of food, is such a biggie. It’s also quite an endictment on our society that so many of us have such a poor relationship with food. We literally cannot live without the stuff, and it should be a joyful experience to eat together with friends, and even the family supper ...
by Merrygoround
Sun May 27, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

The cold didn’t get better, it turned into flu! It’s the start of the flu season here, so not really unexpected but I could have done without it. Again, not working has its advantages, I least I didn’t have to worry about that. I got out of bed for the whole day on Thursday, Friday I took thin...
by Merrygoround
Fri May 18, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tombo's Check In
Replies: 59
Views: 10646

I’m with Nic. Tombo, you are amazingly strong.

Who wins? You or the food? You, day after day! Powerful person!
by Merrygoround
Fri May 18, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello Allison!
Replies: 230
Views: 40163

Going now to look up diamond paintings! My latest ocd habit is educational colouring. As in adult colouring, but using educational materials. I am doing the Geography Colouring Book right now, and finally learning where all those countries of the former USSR actually are! But diamond painting sounds...
by Merrygoround
Fri May 18, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

With the grading a week on Saturday (26th) I have gone down with a cold.... not at all happy but it would have been worse if it had been next Friday. Concentrating on getting well now.

seriously, I could do without this.
by Merrygoround
Fri May 18, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

ladybird30 wrote:that was probably me - I posted a comment which was supposed to be humorous, then deleted it in case it was taken the wrong way.
Ah ha! The mystery is solved!

Thank you for your consideration :D It can be very hard to make jokes on forums because one cannot see the twinkle in the eye!
by Merrygoround
Thu May 17, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Crystal's Daily Check In
Replies: 246
Views: 62135

Gosh, no weight loss goal. Another huge new concept for me. I have lost about 90lbs (not wth no s, with a variety of diets, some quite silly) and although I am now a normal weight with a bmi of under 25 (down from mid 30’s I think) I am still hankering after the whole 100lbs lost thing. What would...
by Merrygoround
Thu May 17, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Beginagain April 12, 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 13435

Still following No S and as far as eliminating wheat, no results in alleviating arthritis type symptoms. It's still to early to tell. But I'm beginning to wonder if wheat is as much of an issue as processed foods in general. I am a vegan, so obviously I know about the plant based movement, and they...
by Merrygoround
Thu May 17, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: New-to-here Nic's check in
Replies: 80
Views: 12086

Enjoy the time with your son.

And well done to keeping with the plan with the food tasting :D I am impressed.
by Merrygoround
Thu May 17, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3899
Views: 1218487

I had been told so many times that missing a meal was The. Worst. Thing. You. Could. Do. Ever! Particularly BREAKFAST,

Coming here has been an eye opener for me in so many ways. :D Here we are missing meals when we are not hungry. Who would have thunk it!

:D :shock: :D :shock: :D :lol:
by Merrygoround
Thu May 17, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2167
Views: 964329

Crystal wrote:“All I have to do is get to breakfastâ€. Love this! Thank you!
This is going to me my new mantra! Thank you!
by Merrygoround
Thu May 17, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 609
Views: 75823

Sorry I didn’t mean to imply calorie counting was the solution. It was a badly written post. Re the dog, she had been getting her food....plus snacks! We stopped the snacks, she just gets the amount of food recommended by the vet for her ideal weight. She was weighed yesterday and is almost there....
by Merrygoround
Thu May 17, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dalia negra
Replies: 196
Views: 29143

What a lovely swimsuit. I want one! My trouble is also my tummy. I have been left with a lot of lose skin there. I wear bike shorts under a skirt to hold it all in, and also under my Aikido gi. With jeans I just tuck it in the top. (Sorry if this is too much info!) Anyway, I want one for my big trip...
by Merrygoround
Thu May 17, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

I got an email about an hour ago saying there was an update on your thread, but I don't see any. Did you somehow delete a comment? I didn't think it was possible except to delete the content in the "box." Weird. No I didn’t delete a comment, I wasn’t even here after I posted the reply about loo...
by Merrygoround
Wed May 16, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

Hmm, if he knew it was no-biscuits during the week, why did he put them on the plate? or were they for him? I guess couples get used to eating off each other's plates. It does sound like he set me up doesn’t it! :x poor chap! The long story is I made the drinks and he put 2 biscuits on a plate fo...
by Merrygoround
Tue May 15, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

Just a quick check in. Yesterday was a fail, and it was stupid. I was busy and distracted and my husband made a cup of tea and put a couple of biscuits on a plate, and I went and sat down with him, and absentmindedly ate one! And he said, I thought it was no biscuits during the week? Oppps! I am a t...
by Merrygoround
Tue May 15, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: New-to-here Nic's check in
Replies: 80
Views: 12086

Oh Nic, I know that ‘chasing the taste’ feeling so well. You plan and promise yourself a treat and it all goes wrong. And instead of just shrugging and moving on, one eats all sorts of other stuff one don’t actually want just because one was disappointed in what one did want! You don’t want ...
by Merrygoround
Tue May 15, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tombo's Check In
Replies: 59
Views: 10646

Tombo, you are doing brilliantly! It’s very inspiring to hear how you are overcoming your challenges.
by Merrygoround
Tue May 15, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dalia negra
Replies: 196
Views: 29143

Well done on the great start to a new week :D
by Merrygoround
Mon May 14, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

That’s a seriously good idea oolala, thank you.
by Merrygoround
Sun May 13, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: New-to-here Nic's check in
Replies: 80
Views: 12086

Hope you had a lovely mother’s day
by Merrygoround
Sun May 13, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Beginagain April 12, 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 13435

Good luck. I hope it helps the pain. It’s no fun living with chronic pain. Let us know how it goes.
by Merrygoround
Sun May 13, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

Well it’s been a fairly hectic weekend, and I’ve not been paying much attention to food. Now it’s Monday again and I need to settle down. Not that I’ve gone daft or anything but I certainly ate too many biscuits whilst searching websites etc. BUT it’s all sorted. The ticket is bought, so i...
by Merrygoround
Fri May 11, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 609
Views: 75823

I don’t think I am much help, I am such a newbie myself, but one thing I read back in the weight loss years, is that if you want to be a 130lb woman at whatever height, you have to eat the calories of that person. Now I know we don’t count calories here (thank goodness) but I do think we need to...
by Merrygoround
Fri May 11, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: New-to-here Nic's check in
Replies: 80
Views: 12086

I didn’t eat after aikido the other night. So that was only 2 meals. I had actually made soup to eat when I got home, but I didn’t want it.

I think it’s fine to skip a meal of one is not hungry. I think the problem comes with starving yourself and then rebounding.
by Merrygoround
Thu May 10, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3899
Views: 1218487

Round things! That play music! That you can actually touch! Ohhh I do hope they are coming back again.

And here is a confession.....we still have our record player....and records...
by Merrygoround
Thu May 10, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

Gosh, thank you everyone, I am so touched by your advice and good wishes. I have calmed down a bit now, so a quick update. I shall be going for about a month. My husband pointed out that as I had no children (all grown and flown) and no job at the moment this was probably a one off opportunity, so I...
by Merrygoround
Wed May 09, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

HELP! This is long, make a cuppa and settle down! So, I was updating my status, and having a read around the journals seeing how everyone is getting on, when the phone goes. Is my mum in the UK. My husband and I are both from the UK but we now live in New Zealand with our 3 Kiwi kids. We have 2 boys...
by Merrygoround
Wed May 09, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

Oolala, I am so with you on the first defence being running away. We say “I won the fight by 100 yards!†I’m sorry your attempt at aikido went wrong. We are very careful of newbies, and shoulders in our club. It’s a common thing. And I love your story of the female sensi. We have one age 75 i...
by Merrygoround
Wed May 09, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3899
Views: 1218487

Ohh...new clothes! Fun!
by Merrygoround
Wed May 09, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 541
Views: 78611

Good luck with the relay.
by Merrygoround
Wed May 09, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tombo's Check In
Replies: 59
Views: 10646

Congratulations on the weight loss! Almost out of the obese category :D that is so cool. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Merrygoround
Tue May 08, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3899
Views: 1218487

There’s one thing about it, at least all the birthdays come together. It would be worse if they were spread out....ours are July, August, September, October, big breath in November, then Christmas. It never seems to end! So every month has an extra special day.
by Merrygoround
Tue May 08, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Found this Book at the Library
Replies: 7
Views: 2451

Hello and welcome :D
by Merrygoround
Tue May 08, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 275
Views: 56454

Well done :D on the weight loss.
by Merrygoround
Sun May 06, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2167
Views: 964329

I am interested in the hormonal aspects of weight loss. At my heaviest weight I was also pre diabetic. There is no sign of that now (after a 90lb weight loss) and I am also interested in exercise. Certainly I know that burning calories is not as effective as simple maths would lead one to assume. It...
by Merrygoround
Sun May 06, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dalia negra
Replies: 196
Views: 29143

Congratulations! :D :D :D
by Merrygoround
Sun May 06, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tombo's Check In
Replies: 59
Views: 10646

Well done on the walk. It sounds lovely. And it also sounds like you are having a lovely sensible weekend as well. Happy birthday to your niece.
by Merrygoround
Sun May 06, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32247

I love the feeling when you pull on your clothes and they feel a little lose, instead of kind of tight all round. I also know the relaxation from eating. I don’t know if this will help but during my weight loss years I made a ritual of a cup of tea. Instead of indulging in what I wanted to I made ...
by Merrygoround
Sun May 06, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

Good morning people, :D Thank you again for your support. It’s wrird but last night when I ‘fancied a little something ‘ the thought of having to log in and fess up kept me on the straight and narrow.....even though I have never actually met any of you! Tombo.....i Started Aikido when I was 54...
by Merrygoround
Sun May 06, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3899
Views: 1218487

My hairdresser makes little comments about ‘those little hairs one gets as one ages’! I go home and frantically yank at everything I can see with tweezers! Husband says ‘what little hairs?’ Bless the man. There is only so much money. Experiences v facials? I think those little hairs are my a...
by Merrygoround
Sun May 06, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: New-to-here Nic's check in
Replies: 80
Views: 12086

Wow, well done at the restaurant. I am very impressed. I’m not sure I could have done that. I my dieting years I would be super super SUPER strict all week, then go out having decided to just have ....whatever....then I wouldn’t and off we would go. What’s the point? I’ve blown it now so I m...
by Merrygoround
Sat May 05, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

Thank you, people. I appreciate your support. Yes.....I know exactly how lucky I am :D And Oolala, I like the idea of a Sometimes Sunday (morning) too. It means a Sunday brunch is not off the cards, occasionally. So, Sunday morning here, and Saturday was my first official S day. It was fine. I had a...
by Merrygoround
Fri May 04, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

Oh no! Failure Friday! Every Friday (for 35 years) my husband and I have had a little extra something at 5pm. He has a glass of wine, or a beer and I have a glass of fizzy grape juice, and a treat. The treat can be anything, posh cake, hummus and crackers, whatever. It’s our little, end-of-the-wee...
by Merrygoround
Fri May 04, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3899
Views: 1218487

Hey, Linda! I did an accidental fast last night! I had made soup to eat after Aikido, but when I got home I didn’t fancy it. It had been a hard class and I just looked at the soup pan and thought ...nah.... So I had a cup of tea and a shower and looked at it again. Nah.... So I chatted to my husba...
by Merrygoround
Thu May 03, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tombo's Check In
Replies: 59
Views: 10646

I don’t use the habitcal, but I saw on here somewhere someone who uses paper lips, to make a paperclip string. Red, green and blue for s days. I am so going to try that! Or maybe we could try beads and make a bead string. These are just ideas for the more concrete, less virtual people like me out ...
by Merrygoround
Thu May 03, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

Day 4. Exercise. 5km walk. 1.5 hours Aikido Breakfast porridge Lunch. Sandwiches. Hummus, tomato and lettuce on whole-wheat pitta. Supper.......none The no supper is interesting. It was not intentional. I eat after aikido so I don’t get tummy ache when I exercise. Aikido is from 5.30pm to 7pm and ...
by Merrygoround
Thu May 03, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: New-to-here Nic's check in
Replies: 80
Views: 12086

Well done Nicco! I have been low carb in the past (zero carb too) as well as low fat. In fact during the weight loss years I tried just about everything! Everything worked for a bit, nothing for more than 6 months or so. I wonder why that is. And it’s not that I wasn’t doing it right, I’m a bi...
by Merrygoround
Thu May 03, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

I think it’s really sad about hardcore vegans. They do so much more harm than good. I know many people who say they considered veganism for one reason or another, but were put off by the latest vegan outrage on the media. And yes, it’s much easier offer the kids leave home! Day 3 went well, best...
by Merrygoround
Tue May 01, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello Allison!
Replies: 230
Views: 40163

Just popping in the say hi, and send hugs. You really have been through the mill. Hang on in there, you know what to do (I know what to do) now we just need to work the programme.


Hugs again
Merry
by Merrygoround
Tue May 01, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

Hi pearl mum......here is my big confession......I’m actually a vegan :shock: I don’t tend to tell people unless they ask, and even then I sometimes say I am a dairy free vegetarian. I know that leaves eggs but actually they are the least of my worries. I also don’t lose the plot if somebody m...
by Merrygoround
Tue May 01, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: New-to-here Nic's check in
Replies: 80
Views: 12086

Hi Nicco, us newbies have to hang together!

You are about a week ahead of me. I have done a weekend (ha!) and one Monday. One day at a time, we got this!
by Merrygoround
Tue May 01, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Beginagain April 12, 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 13435

Well done! I am heading out for my first week! I got one day under my belt :D

Following behind in your footsteps......
by Merrygoround
Tue May 01, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New here....with a few questions :)
Replies: 8
Views: 3280

I'm not sure where Reinhard commented on it, but I'm pretty sure he surmised that farming is very hard work and even before labor saving devices, it's unlikely they stopped every few hours to eat pre- or post workout carbs or protein or whatever, not having the advice of modern bodybuilders to tell...
by Merrygoround
Tue May 01, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3899
Views: 1218487

Just dropping in to say hi! I haven’t read all 33 pages of this thread, just the last 2or3. Reading about your adventures in fasting has been fascinating.
by Merrygoround
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 275
Views: 56454

Hi, ladybird, just popping in to say I have read all your thread, and found it very encouraging.....especially the end of the binging! Thank you for posting your story.

I am also waving to you across the Tasman!
by Merrygoround
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

Hello everyone, thank you for the welcome. :D I did great on the first day. Habit seems to be the biggest problem.....I work from home, and when things get tedious I find myself drifting into the kitchen! So I put a notice on the fridge of a big S! Just to remind me. I also had more drinks than usua...
by Merrygoround
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11439

Merrygoround’s first week

So here we go! I am aiming to do this for one week! After so many years of dieting, I have ended up obsessed with food, and have had gone a little silly over the weekend. The goal this week is to just work the programme. And this is why I have made a daily diary. I hereby pledge to do this for one w...
by Merrygoround
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Whats an S (Lighthearted Humor)
Replies: 2
Views: 1424

My husband has already noticed sex begins with an S! In fact it was the very first thing he said when I explained what I was doing for the current ‘diet’. :oops: :lol: I would say sick days begin with an S. I have also been talking about day long tramps, and I think they are s days too, as long ...
by Merrygoround
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New here....with a few questions :)
Replies: 8
Views: 3280

Thank you elegant portions. That was very helpful. I really enjoyed my hike but my legs are tired now! You are right about the pack horse....I never thought about the extra weight of extra food! :lol: What I did in the end was pack one hearty lunch, but made of small components! A couple of sandwich...
by Merrygoround
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New here....with a few questions :)
Replies: 8
Views: 3280

Thank you ladybird. That all makes sense. It’s eating when you actually need to, rather than just because. I shall have to think about this, I shall try and monitor how I actually feel this time. A handful of trail mix in my pocket will solve any potential difficulties, so I can wait until I reall...
by Merrygoround
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New here....with a few questions :)
Replies: 8
Views: 3280

New here....with a few questions :)

Hello. I have lost about 90lbs with a number of diets. I am now at about 24BMI, I am 56 years old, female. I lost the weight steadily over the last 3 years. Now, although I would like to lose another 10lbs to get my 100 (wouldn’t we all like to lose another 10lbs!) I am actually very happy with th...