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by mimi
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 43458

I don't think I've ever done a challenge as long as I've done NoS, but I'm going to give this a try! Here's to a great 2018!
Mimi :D
by mimi
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Do reading specialists work with regular-sized classes at a time? Well... yes, and no! I co-lab with a 6th-grade regular ed English teacher everyday (20 students) and we do a lot of small group teaching rotations. I also co-lab with an 8th-grade regular ed English teacher every day (23 students) an...
by mimi
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

I could have sworn I've read your posts more recently! Pretty impressive to have done the yoga training and be teaching it. Must have driven you crazy to be doing yoga and gaining weight. Can you remind me what kind of teaching you do? Are you later in your career? I know, oolala! Times flies, does...
by mimi
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

So...here I am returning to NoS after over 2 years from being away. Updates in a nutshell: 1. I'm still teaching full time. 2. I trained to become a yoga teacher and now teach three classes each week at a local gym...a 6:30 a.m. class, a 4:00 p.m. class, and a 5:00 a.m. class - all on different days...
by mimi
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Halloween S's
Replies: 4
Views: 3734

A Snickers peanut butter square! One yesterday and one today!
Mimi 😀
by mimi
Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Well...haven't been doing too well recently trying to get habits back on track for any mentionable amount of time, but this week I have been doing much better. I posted on oolala's Daily Chat thread about my frustrations and got some very helpful responses from her and gingerpie that totally resonat...
by mimi
Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Daily chat thread
Replies: 46
Views: 19190

I hear ya! I've been struggling again as well but when I looked back at my entries it seems I always struggle this time of year. I've started counting the day a "success" if I can get through the evening hours without eating/drinking regardless of what happens the rest of the day. Doesn't matter mu...
by mimi
Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Daily chat thread
Replies: 46
Views: 19190

I say it is because you have tripped the wire of old habit. Those neural patterns are very strong and latent. I went through this at 5 years in. What did it for me was trying to meal-skip on N days because my appetite was so low, I wanted to experience more hunger. Also, I secretly wanted to see if...
by mimi
Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Daily chat thread
Replies: 46
Views: 19190

Ugh...I am soooooo struggling these days! After several (almost 4) years of maintaining weight and habits, everything has gone bonkers - haywire - or whatever you want to call it! I can't seem to get a grip on anything! I know I am very stressed with work, but that's really nothing new for me. Maybe...
by mimi
Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Arrrrrrgggggg!!! So aggravated with myself! I'm going to start posting regularly until I get my eating back under control! I have been eating just way too much - and not so much about what's on my plate, but in between meals...and my former nemesis - everything sweet. :( At this time three years ago...
by mimi
Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

So sorry to hear of the end of your studio. And that's a lot of activity to have end. I haven't been able to make myself do much exercise no matter how much I read of its importance. It's rather ironic. I guess I keep thinking something ELSE is going to shake me out of my denial and then I'll do it...
by mimi
Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Are you all teachers?? Because I am one! Smile Yes, tacodiscos, we are! Oolala is a high school teacher on the West Coast, and I am a middle school reading specialist in Virginia - both in public school systems. And you? BTW, Welcome to NoS! I just finished reading your check-in thread and it sound...
by mimi
Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Hey, mimi, how's summer? Oh my, Oolala! Summer is almost gone - for me at least! It has been a good one, but a bittersweet one at the same time. I've spent lots of time with my grandchildren, in fact, we just got back from a 3-day camping trip with 5 of them! Whew! They had a blast, but Mimi return...
by mimi
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Not sure what I'll do next year, which I hope to be my last. Honestly, I'm thinking more and more I'd like to just slip out when it's my time. I rarely see any colleagues outside of school anymore. I hear ya, Oolala! I've already thought about how I will handle my own retirement. I will be a blubbe...
by mimi
Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Such a busy week this past week, but school is finished for another year. Had a huge fail on Friday...much too emotional for me - too many good-byes and I don't handle them well at all. I have never been able to handle good-byes. We had 9 people leaving this year - some retiring and others moving on...
by mimi
Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ZippaDee Do Da Days...
Replies: 525
Views: 351031

Oh, my ZippaDee! So sorry to hear of your accident, but so thankful that you're okay - well, aside from all the terrible bruising and soreness. All that will eventually heal and vehicles can be replaced. People cannot. Our God is indeed good. Wishing you a complete and speedy recovery - both physica...
by mimi
Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sonya's checkin
Replies: 605
Views: 381367

Sonya, when I get really bad sugar cravings it's often because I'm tired - and of course sugar would be soothing and just the thing I need, my "naughty self" tries to tell me! Sometimes it's because my meals haven't been satisfying...maybe I've settled for something, for one reason or another, when ...
by mimi
Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

The tally app that I'm using is called Tally Counters (Thomas Tsopanakis). I have an iPhone, but maybe it's available for Android users also. Anyway, the reason I like it so much is because you can keep multiple named counters. Right now I have two: Credit for making good choices and Stopping a nega...
by mimi
Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

It's also nice to remember that you've probably never been sorry you passed up a donut. Ha! Yes, quite right you are Oolala! I don't ever recall being sorry that I passed up a donut! And proud to say that I made it through all those donuts. Good to "see" you again! As for the rest of the weekend......
by mimi
Sat May 30, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Day one check in
Replies: 5
Views: 4551

Welcome Jessnomi to the most sensible approach to ridding yourself of bad eating habits and "diet head" there is (and hopefully allowing you to drop extra pounds along the way)...not to mention the super friendly and helpful message boards here! Something to keep in mind - NoS is a lifestyle that re...
by mimi
Fri May 29, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ZippaDee Do Da Days...
Replies: 525
Views: 351031

Day 4: Give myself credit when I make good choices. Installed a clicker on my phone to count and acknowledge when I do this. Hey ZippaDee! I spent some time yesterday catching up on your thread and discovered that you are using The Beck Diet Solution! That book was key in helping me to finally get ...
by mimi
Fri May 29, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Thank you Sonya! She is such a delight - all my grandchildren are. So glad to read that your end-of-the-year art show was such a success for you and you were able to eat and enjoy yourself! On another note, there were all kinds of donuts here waiting this morning at my school for the staff as celebr...
by mimi
Fri May 29, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: sugar
Replies: 20
Views: 14283

I've been NoSing for quite a while now, with many, many, starts and restarts. Then 3 years ago it finally stuck when I decided that I needed to get my eating and weight under control for my health. I decided that a healthy BMI would be my goal rather than a number on the scale, along with achieving ...
by mimi
Fri May 29, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Another green day today !Also had a fun Zumba class this evening...not too many people there due to so much going on at the area schools and with Little League games and all, but it was still a lot of fun. Here is a picture of me with our newest little granddaughter on Mother's Day after my son took...
by mimi
Wed May 27, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do you break your fast?
Replies: 10
Views: 8709

On yoga class mornings (3 mornings each week) I usually have a very light breakfast - half of a banana with some crunchy peanut butter spread over it. Other mornings Honey Bunches of Oats, banana, and almond milk...greek yogurt with a T. of dried blueberries, a T. of chopped walnuts, and 1/4 cup of ...
by mimi
Wed May 27, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 176
Views: 108407

Just finished catching up on your thread eschano and was so pleased to hear of your wedding! Congratulations! And on another note...having been so successful with NoS and maintaining your weight and eating habits prior to your wedding, you will get back into it - one meal at a time, one day at a tim...
by mimi
Wed May 27, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Hi osoniye and eschano! Thanks for the kind and encouraging words! I wouldn't worry about what the scale says so much except that this added weight throws me into an unhealthy BMI range...and I am not being as moderate as I should be. I don't want to appear as focused on the scale or the number on t...
by mimi
Tue May 26, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Has it been a year???

Well, I guess it has been over a year since I've checked in and actually posted! I do check the boards periodically just to see how folks are doing...lots of new folks posting too! That's good to see. So-o-o-o...how have I been doing? I am still following NoS and exercising. I am more faithful with ...
by mimi
Fri May 02, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 276218

I agree wholeheartedly with Oolala - well said! And that's exactly what happened to me - my S days eventually began to look like my N days, as they presently do...but it didn't happen overnight.

Mimi :D
by mimi
Fri May 02, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

That sounds like a good plan to follow...but I wouldn't get too strict on S days because that could lead to the old "diet head" rearing up and rebelling. To make sure we're on the same page (I would feel terrible misleading anyone!)...yes, I do still take my S days! Every weekend - and look very muc...
by mimi
Fri May 02, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: just an introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 12476

Welcome Andrea! Best wishes on your NoS journey!
Mimi :D
by mimi
Thu May 01, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 276218

Hi eschano! I see that you're thinking about relaxing NoS somewhat since you've reached your goal. I guess one of my maintenance mods would be incorporating the S-events (a snack, a sweet, or it even could be "seconds" although, I don't use that one) during the week. Even if there's not a special ev...
by mimi
Thu May 01, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Strawberry Roan's 2014 Daily Check In
Replies: 146
Views: 88274

Berry, I laughed at your post on Wed. when your husband told you you'd never eat that salad and your response was "Watch me!" I bought a huge bowl and roller/cutter like they use at Subway to make those delicious chopped salads so I could make my own at home. The first time I made one it ended up so...
by mimi
Thu May 01, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Waving back at you Diligence! Yes, we're blessed to live in this part of the country - it is beautiful. The drive to the military institute in Lexington is scenic as well. Thanks for your kind words too. It just goes to show that if you want something bad enough and stick with it long enough, it wil...
by mimi
Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

It is! They are offering Yoga, Piyo, flex/strength, TurboKick, Kettlebell, Zumba, Zumba low impact, Zumba toning, stretch, Spin, and Barre at different times 6 days a week. The instructors are all incredible. It makes it so much easier to commit to exercising if you find something you like to do and...
by mimi
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Rainy, dreary day again in the Shenandoah Valley, although everything is bright green, budding, and/or blooming because of it! I hope we don't get the torrential rains they're calling for today - could be flooding problems. A new fitness studio opened this past weekend in our little community and it...
by mimi
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Strawberry Roan's 2014 Daily Check In
Replies: 146
Views: 88274

Oh, Berry! I have been trying to catch up on missed threads after a long absence on my part, and just caught up with yours. What an ordeal you and your husband have been through these past months! I am so glad to know that he is doing so much better now. I am maintaining along, thankfully, and enjoy...
by mimi
Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

It's absolutely 100% okay, Oolala! I don't use Facebook myself (nothing against it, just that living and teaching in a small community could be awkward) so I can't access the page. I'm glad you took it upon yourself to do that - I'm all for helping as many people as possible! Continuing to maintain ...
by mimi
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 9" divided plate
Replies: 18
Views: 15927

Yes, I do! I too have three Corelle 8" divided plates that I use and love. You can still get them on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Corelle-Livingware-2-Inch-Divided-Winter/dp/B000KYYEKS/ref=sr_1_2?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1396372255&sr=1-2&keywords=corelle+divided+plate I also have what I call my "...
by mimi
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Thank you so much for the kind words, eschano! I am happy. It's amazing how living with food, eating, and weight issues involves so much time and effort. Once all of that is gone there's freedom to do so much more. NoS started out for me to be just another diet - another quirky way to lose weight, a...
by mimi
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help pls ... Mobile Habitcal
Replies: 6
Views: 6359

Hi Butterfly! I use an app called Habit that I really like. I have an iPhone so I'm not sure if it is available for androids, but you could check. You can pick the color you want to use, so I use green and it colors in the boxes of a calendar. The longer your streak, the darker the green. If you wou...
by mimi
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: long term NoSers, need some advice
Replies: 11
Views: 7045

Hi MJ! I'm a long-term NoSer (7 years on and off, but never giving up) and here are my thoughts about why this happens - and it still happens to me, by the way, even after reaching my weight loss goal almost a year-and-a-half ago. You're more than likely tired, or emotionally drained, tried, taxed, ...
by mimi
Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie questions - thanks in advance!
Replies: 26
Views: 15059

No S cannot help you defy the laws of chemistry. You still have to eat less than you need if you are going to lose weight, and you are going to have to end up eating maintenance intake to maintain, which will likely be quite similar to the calorie recommendations for maintenance of diet plans. You'...
by mimi
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ~ Reviving Renee ~
Replies: 1453
Views: 845296

Oh my goodness Reneew! I haven't checked in here in ages, and, of course, when I did, one of the first threads I looked for was yours. So sorry to read of your daughter's accident, but so glad to know that she was able to recover from her injuries. Glad to know that you made it through it all as wel...
by mimi
Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Yes, automatedeating, I still follow good 'ol vanilla NoS 99% of the time. Occasionally, here and there, I might eat a small dessert during the week - but no snacking. I do drink coffee between meals with a flavored creamer mid-morning and maybe in the late afternoon. I found that mods of any kind a...
by mimi
Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

http://i60.tinypic.com/2nas2t5.jpg Wow, doesn't seem possible that I haven't posted in so long! I have a new position at school this year (after 21 years teaching in 7th grade) and it has kept me busy! I thought I'd check in at the site and see what's going on while I have a few spare minutes. I am...
by mimi
Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Sunday, March 17, 2013 It's been two months since I last checked in, but thought I'd do so this afternoon. It's a rainy/snowy Sunday afternoon in the Shenandoah Valley - where's our spring weather?! In two weeks it will be Easter! I am maintaining my 46 pound weight loss. I have settled at a weight ...
by mimi
Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2206
Views: 1202978

I wrote this on the thread of a member who decided happily to use calorie counting to help her determine her meals as she was not losing weight. But, remember, it was only for several weeks until I got a good grasp on what my meals and plates should look like in order to lose weight consistently ea...
by mimi
Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Happy New Year all!

Very interesting and thought provoking questions oolala...I will answer on your thread so you will have them.
by mimi
Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

I don't know if you meant that you realized you were eating more than you needed even when you were technically sticking to Vanilla, but if so, I applaud you. I know I am working with this now and once again, trying to wrap my mind around consistent exercise. I'm inspired! Thanks for catching us up...
by mimi
Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Wow! It's been a while since I've posted...I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a belated Merry Christmas and now a Happy New Year! Reflecting on 2012...it was a good year for me in terms of coming to terms with my beliefs about eating, exercising, and weight loss. These were the beliefs...
by mimi
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC 2012
Replies: 60
Views: 32847

Well, at the moment I am recovering from Thanksgiving excess, and not using the app at all! I may not go back to it, but I found it useful for multiple reasons... 1) It made me more aware of what I was eating and "not counting" on No S - I could see where I was getting sloppy around the edges. 2) I...
by mimi
Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Maintaining...holding steady...feeling good these days! My body knows the perfect weight for me, and it just naturally stopped shedding pounds two pounds under my goal - and that's just fine. I'm happy!

Mimi :D
by mimi
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Hi Berry! Thank you for your kind words...I feel really, really, good these days - about how I look and feel. I am maintaining very nicely and effortlessly so far, and hope that it continues to go this way.
It was nice to hear from you!
Mimi :D
by mimi
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Thank you Renee and Amy! I am so thrilled with my weight loss accomplishment, but I've never been one to call undo attention to myself. I've struggled for the past 5 years trying to get a handle on my habits and NoS, so I'm not exactly a poster child for it...I've probably had a dozen or even more t...
by mimi
Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Roxy is Back and Trying Again!!
Replies: 832
Views: 368036

Congratulations Roxy! I am very happy for you and the decisions you've reached. I am just inside a normal BMI range now, but I'm happy being here because it's a weight that I believe I can maintain. In the past it was always about losing down to a number on the scale and how "thin" I could be, never...
by mimi
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Thank you so much milliem! It really wasn't that hard - just a matter of establishing the habits, getting a handle on S days, getting my thoughts under control, and keeping at it...day after day. One of my main mantras was, "No choice!" Another one I resorted to frequently was, "Hunger is NOT an eme...
by mimi
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tuna Checks In
Replies: 93
Views: 51565

Don't feel sad! Life goes on and we live it the best we can - twisting and turning along with it, occasionally falling down and getting back up to face another day. Tomorrow is a brand new day and an opportunity to begin anew.

Your old friends are still here and rooting for you.

Mimi :D
by mimi
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How long did it take you to get this down?
Replies: 20
Views: 11239

I first found NoS in April of 2007...I reached my goal last week. Have I been losing weight all along - NO. Not until I made up my mind that I was going to do it...and that was at the start of this year - 2012. I have stopped and restarted NoS many, many times - probably at least a dozen or more. Th...
by mimi
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What Your S days Look Like?
Replies: 6
Views: 4672

I'll ditto what Too Solid Flesh said...that's exactly what my S days look like too - just like my N days with a dessert or two, maybe a trip for ice cream, and a bowl of popcorn with a weekend movie. It also took me several years to arrive at this point.

Mimi :D
by mimi
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Saturday, Sept. 22 - Fall is here and I love everything pumpkin! Pumpkin waffles (Eggos seasonal), pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin fluff, Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer, pumpkin spice coffee, and just mixing it into my cottage cheese (I know, sounds awful!). I mean it when I say I love everything pumpkin! F...
by mimi
Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Big S-Day Last Thursday...
Replies: 22
Views: 10640

What wonderful news! You all must be thrilled! Blessings to all.

Mimi :D
by mimi
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1786
Views: 1135481

I second everything that nosnos said, Kathleen...you're falling right back into your old trap of I'm-not-losing-weight-fast-enough-therefore-I-must-change-something - and then it all falls apart after that doesn't work. No tweaking, no changing - you promised to follow NoS until next July before att...
by mimi
Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: debs 2011 check in
Replies: 185
Views: 98786

Congratulations, Deb! A loss of a pound per week is an excellent loss! 17 pounds gone - wow! I'm thrilled for you! I may try free dancing to music like you've been doing with so much success. I'm not sure if the Zumba class that I attended all last school year will resume this fall - we haven't hear...
by mimi
Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

After months and months of half-pound and one pound weekly losses (and sometimes an inexplicable gain), I am finally just three pounds from my goal...and .3 away from a healthy BMI. Slow and steady has been my mantra...I get nervous thinking about how to keep it off. I have devised a plan and am rea...
by mimi
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Sobering it is, Amy, but valuable information. I am tall, 5'9", so I'm sure that allowed me more daily calories. I also entered the wish to lose 1.5 pounds per week which would also increase caloric intake, but I felt it would be sustainable over the long haul for me - and it has been. Over all, I'v...
by mimi
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Yes, Amy - and it has worked for me. I've finally lost almost 36 pounds. I didn't think I was eating much on my three plates in the past - but I was eating too much to sustain a continuing weight loss for a woman of my age, size, and lifestyle. Plus weekends were really undoing all I had accomplishe...
by mimi
Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Carpediem's Weekly Reality Check...
Replies: 88
Views: 48324

Be kind and gentle with yourself Carpediem...you've recently gone through an extremely difficult and emotional time. Your weekends will straighten out eventually. So glad to hear that you have some family members joining you! You can support each other and cheer each other on. Just don't get discour...
by mimi
Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1786
Views: 1135481

Hi mimi, It's particularly welcome to have encouragement from others who have gone off and on the diet until finally deciding this is it! I'm up six pounds from the start and you're down about thirty, but I just committed to it last week! Another year, and maybe thirty pounds gone for me as well! K...
by mimi
Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1786
Views: 1135481

... simplicity does equal liberty. I've been through so many complicated diets: counting calories, counting bites, aiming for a specific weight loss target in a week, etc. It's so much simpler to count plates and days. Kathleen Amen to that, Kathleen...I am so happy to hear that you have finally ar...
by mimi
Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Thanks ZippaDee! I enjoyed my last week of summer before returning to school next week. On Thursday my daughter hosted a birthday tea for 5 little 5/6 year olds for my granddaughter's birthday. In previous years we celebrated at a local tea house which sadly closed this past Christmas, so we had our...
by mimi
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No sweets in the house rule
Replies: 59
Views: 26952

I cannot keep ice cream in the house. Period. If I do, I will eat it...ALL. I can put other sweets in the freezer and not be bothered, but ice cream is my downfall. I know that and accept it, so we go out to the local Dairy Queen for ice cream on Sunday afternoons...much more enjoyable that way! Mim...
by mimi
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Hi Mimi! Thanks for the pointers on the cholesterol. Not happy to know you are in the same boat, but happy that you are willing to share your knowledge! I actually had read about the health benefits of almonds a while back and added them to my diet. I will eat them everday now. How many do you eat ...
by mimi
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ZippaDee Do Da Days...
Replies: 525
Views: 351031

My cholesterol ratio is actually good...in the low risk category. My overall and LDL is slightly elevated and my HDL is good. Doc would like my LDL to go down. I will attempt to make some changes in what I am eating and add some exercise on a more regular basis. My exercise has been sporadic. In my...
by mimi
Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Carpediem's Weekly Reality Check...
Replies: 88
Views: 48324

Oh, my. I am so sorry to hear of your tragic news. My extended condolences to you and yours.
(((Big hugs to you)))

Mimi
by mimi
Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Whew! Where is the time going?! Was so busy with the kids and enjoying them so much the time just flew by...they both cried and cried when it was time to go home this past Sunday, so I know they enjoyed themselves too. It was hard for me not to cry...but I did on Monday when I was all by my lonesome...
by mimi
Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Whew! Where is the time going?! Was so busy with the kids and enjoying them so much the time just flew by...they both cried and cried when it was time to go home this past Sunday, so I know they enjoyed themselves too. It was hard for me not to cry...but I did on Monday when I was all by my lonesome...
by mimi
Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Your best advice
Replies: 14
Views: 8641

Always remember that it's not what you do now and then that will matter significantly (the lapses in judgment resulting in eating slips = red days), it's what you do consistently day in and day out that will matter most in the long run (creating NoS habits = green days/ sensible S days = weight loss...
by mimi
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ZippaDee Do Da Days...
Replies: 525
Views: 351031

Ha! All this time I thought you lived in the "no quiet zone!" That's a reading teacher for ya! :oops:

Mimi :D
by mimi
Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2206
Views: 1202978

Oh, oolala...I totally hear you! As TexArk pointed out, at least we have reached the point where we recognize what went wrong and why, and then we acknowledge it and get back on track. It certainly does take a while to reach that point, though, doesn't it? Both ending a school year and beginning a n...
by mimi
Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why.....
Replies: 10
Views: 5935

If somehow she were chunky, and it is possible, how much of her time would such a concern merit? I sometimes think weight concerns are the privilege of the middle class. I think it also has a great deal to do with all the media images we are constantly fed - on screen, in print, and virtually every...
by mimi
Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Beginning tomorrow 7/22/12
Replies: 4
Views: 3225

Welcome littlegreendog! You will love NoS and the freedom it provides within its structure, however, don't get blown off track the first time you eat a sweet or snack or have seconds when it's not an S day...if you do this long enough, it is bound to happen. There is a saying on these boards that wh...
by mimi
Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New kid.....
Replies: 11
Views: 6028

Welcome bunky! You've made the right choice in deciding to live a NoS lifestyle. I wish you great success...post often and let us know how you're progressing!

Best wishes!
Mimi :D
by mimi
Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC 2012
Replies: 60
Views: 32847

Sorry to hear about your foot KCCC, but glad to see your post...been wondering about you! I can empathize with your exercise situation having endured that broken ankle a few years ago.
Sending best wishes your way for a good recovery!

Mimi :D
by mimi
Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Carpediem's Weekly Reality Check...
Replies: 88
Views: 48324

Awesome, carpediem! I have made the same discoveries while vacationing - we camped our way across the country a few years ago. I found the dry heat out west much more tolerable than the heat and humidity on the east coast!
Enjoy your travels!

Mimi :D
by mimi
Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Sunday, July 22, 2012 Had my weekly weigh-in yesterday morning, but no loss...in fact, had a tiny gain - 3/10 of a pound, which is hardly enough to mention, but I have recorded it. Had green NoS days all week, as well as exercise, so I'm not worried. Weight loss has really slowed down as I get close...
by mimi
Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Roxy is Back and Trying Again!!
Replies: 832
Views: 368036

Hi Roxy! Hope things are still going well for you with combining NoS and your diet class!

Mimi :D
by mimi
Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 183275

Congratulations Liz! So excited for you...maybe this is your little girl?! Take care of yourself and concentrate on keeping the queasiness at bay ...that's most important for the time being. Wonderful news!

Mimi :D
by mimi
Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 429132

Hi Bright Angel, I am growing very near (10 pounds away) my goal weight and am beginning to think seriously about how I will go about maintaining that loss - something which I've never been able to do. I have been formulating a plan on how I will go about it, and would like to hear any input you mig...
by mimi
Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: debs 2011 check in
Replies: 185
Views: 98786

So glad to hear of your success, Deb - way to go! Dancing is great, isn't it?! I discovered Zumba last summer and have found it to be not only fun, but a great toning activity as well. I wish I had taken my bodily measurements when I started - I only have the numbers on the scale and, of course, how...
by mimi
Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Saturday, July 14, 2012 - update after weekly weigh-in...down 1.7 this week - total lost 29.7...getting closer to that healthy BMI figure...and then comes the hardest part of all - maintaining that loss. I have a plan in place that might help me since I have never been successful in maintaining any ...
by mimi
Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ~ Reviving Renee ~
Replies: 1453
Views: 845296

I do however think that the more simple the plan the more simple it is to follow. The more I think about food, well... the more I think about food! I SO agree with you Renee! I saw a little sign with an African proverb while in a museum in DC that read: "A little food to keep life going." I guess w...
by mimi
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Carpediem's Weekly Reality Check...
Replies: 88
Views: 48324

I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip and allow yourself to enjoy the time you have with your motor home while you work on your "bucket list!" What an opportunity to see our beautiful country! It sounds like you have some good tools in place to help you out and keep you from going overboard....
by mimi
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1786
Views: 1135481

Dear Kathleen, I think that many of us who read and follow your thread rooting for you have recommended that you return to NoS at some point or another for the same reasons that nosnos has outlined for you. You are always most gracious and kind in receiving advice from others, and I truly believe yo...
by mimi
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Thanks GK! It has been going very well - but I think this time I went about it in the right way for me...I took time to analyze what and how much I was eating each day (tracked actual calories consumed using myfitnesspal.com - which is very user friendly and easy to implement...plus they have a huge...
by mimi
Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Saturday, July 7, 2012 - I'm back down one pound, so vacation gain is gone - yay! I have lost a total of 28 pounds, so I rechecked my BMI which is now 26.6 placing my weight in the 46th percentile...I would like to lose another 10 pounds to put me in a normal BMI range...right now I'm still "overwei...
by mimi
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Thanks again Amy for so much more helpful information! We had a wonderful time while away, only to return home Friday evening about 20 minutes before a horrific storm with 80mph winds hit and knocked out all power for miles around. It really created havoc in our state. Fortunately for us and all of ...
by mimi
Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Thanks so much for the encouragement, and web links Amy...I don't know that I could ever go completely vegan or vegetarian, but I can certainly make changes and improvements. We are vacationing down in the Smokies (one of our favorite places to go) and I will investigate when I get home and have mor...
by mimi
Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 481335

Saturday, June 23 - down 2.7 pounds at this morning's weigh in. What did I do differently this week? Nothing that I can pinpoint except had more exercise...went swimming two afternoons, walked 2 miles on three evenings, and one night when it was raining I did 30 minutes on my fitness glider. I was a...
by mimi
Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: NoSnacker Check-in
Replies: 667
Views: 291189

Just keep going...spend some time rereading the NoS diet testimonials and look through the NoS Catch Phrase Glossary. I find that helpful when at a low point. Or set up a reward for making it through one green day - something small, but meaningful to you. You can do this...one meal at a time. Mimi :D