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by Xtal
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Xtal's Check-in
Replies: 17
Views: 7632

Today has been a FAILURE . Not a bad one, but a failure nonetheless. I came to work and there was all kinds of food here for a celebration. Mexican food laid out buffet-style. Donuts. Cake. Fruit. Chips. I looked at it all and thought "none of this has anything to do with me." I resisted it all -- e...
by Xtal
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: full fat dairy products
Replies: 10
Views: 6362

Me too! Full-fat yogurt, cottage cheese, or milk tastes good and makes you feel full. Low-fat dairy is too carb-y for me and does funny things to my blood sugar. I wish more people would embrace full-fat dairy. I get so annoyed when the only yogurt choices for sale are nonfat yogurt, full of artific...
by Xtal
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Wonderful article about real food
Replies: 4
Views: 4481

Wonderful article about real food

I found this article while searching for a Google Docs template to track weighted moving average. The Data Diet: How I Lost 60 Pounds Using A Google Docs Spreadsheet The author talks about how his relationship to food and his body changed when he started eating "real" food. This reminds me of a lot ...
by Xtal
Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Xtal's Check-in
Replies: 17
Views: 7632

In case anybody wants to know anything about my weight/height/diet history: I'm 5'4" and 135 pounds, which puts me at the high end of normal for BMI (23.2). I've been slowly but steadily gaining weight since college. In the late nineties I weighed 110 pounds and wore a size 4; as I approach age 40, ...
by Xtal
Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Xtal's Check-in
Replies: 17
Views: 7632

So I'm at work. Today the room has seen an endless parade of snacks. Donuts were brought in. Pizza was brought in. And there's a long counter with an array of cookies and chips for sale. I'm so, so glad I found the No S diet. Normally I'd be grazing on everything in sight; not out of hunger, just be...
by Xtal
Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Xtal's Check-in
Replies: 17
Views: 7632

My first two S-days were Monday and Tuesday, and they were fine. Yesterday was an N-day. It was a little weird due to travel, but I feel good about what I ate. (Normal breakfast, normal lunch. Dinner was a snack box on the airplane which included an assortment of foods including two Oreo cookies. I ...
by Xtal
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KatyLamb check-in
Replies: 52
Views: 18472

Welcome -- it sounds like you're off to a great start!
by Xtal
Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Small sweet treat every day?
Replies: 13
Views: 6780

The author William Clower, who wrote "The French Don't Diet," recommends exactly what you say, having what he calls an "ender." He says it is often a small piece of chocolate, although he says it could be nuts. He says it could also be tea or coffee. It could be cheese! Like some really good brie o...
by Xtal
Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Xtal's Check-in
Replies: 17
Views: 7632

Thanks automated eating and jw! Well this is embarrassing, but I've already had a FAILURE (this is my 3rd day). I had a good breakfast and a healthy lunch, but even though tomorrow is first S-day, I could not stop thinking about the box of chocolate macadamia nut clusters in the cabinet. I had one a...
by Xtal
Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Small sweet treat every day?
Replies: 13
Views: 6780

I was wondering this same thing. Today is only my third day of No-S and I've already had a failure. (My first two days were successes). I'm used to having a small sweet treat to "finish off" a meal. This was a habit I picked up in France. At my host family's house, we would always finish off lunch w...
by Xtal
Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Xtal's Check-in
Replies: 17
Views: 7632

Yesterday was a SUCCESS ! I miss chocolate desperately, but I know my "S" days are coming up. It's hard for me not to eat between meals. I guess that's the whole point of this endeavor, hey? I just had a rough moment at work and my first instinct was to go grab a snack. I reminded myself of my proje...
by Xtal
Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Xtal's Check-in
Replies: 17
Views: 7632

Welcome and best of luck, xtal! Think of S days as Special days and keep them to two a week -- that should work fine for you! Thank you jw! I will make Mondays and Tuesdays my "S" days as they are the first two days in my weekend. It's amazing what a difference an encouraging nudge makes! I was fus...
by Xtal
Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Xtal's Check-in
Replies: 17
Views: 7632

Xtal's Check-in

I first read about the No-S diet years ago, but I started it today. I haven't had dinner yet, but I'm going to mark this first day as a SUCCESS because later I won't be in front of a computer. I had breakfast this morning before going to work. Sometime during the day today, I started thinking about ...
by Xtal
Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal Habit Calendar (Alpha)
Replies: 95
Views: 162871

Reinhard,

Would it be any trouble to put a link to the Habitcal at the top of the Everyday Systems bb page? It won't let me edit my calendar without going to the bulletin board first, even if I am signed in. That way I could just go to the bb and straight to the Habitcal from there.
by Xtal
Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: CHEESE POPCORN
Replies: 5
Views: 3355

Yay for me! I made it through the day yesterday without snacking. There was a HUGE bag of cheese popcorn sitting at the reception desk near me. Today, the evil, evil popcorn is gone.
by Xtal
Thu May 31, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: CHEESE POPCORN
Replies: 5
Views: 3355

CHEESE POPCORN

Sitting at the receptionist's desk. Within my line of vision. Taunting me.

I don't have a problem with sweets, but I LOOVE salty snacks.

So far I've been good.

5:00 can't come soon enough.
by Xtal
Tue May 29, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Personal Punch Cards Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 77860

What a great system! I've just started today. I like relating the daily tasks to the monthly and yearly goals... if something I'm doing at the daily level doesn't tie in somehow with my yearly/monthly goals, I have to really question why I'm doing it. I'm also using the Habitcal to track my complian...
by Xtal
Tue May 29, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal Habit Calendar (Alpha)
Replies: 95
Views: 162871

Hi Reinhard! I love the idea, however, when I sign in, no dates are appearing. Let me know if you would like me to email you a screenshot. Xtal UPDATE - just saw this You have to select the habits you want to display from the list, then hit "show." By default no habits are selected, so no calendar i...
by Xtal
Wed May 23, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Xtal's Daily Check-In
Replies: 2
Views: 2105

5/22/07 SUCCESS
by Xtal
Tue May 22, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Xtal's Daily Check-In
Replies: 2
Views: 2105

Xtal's Daily Check-In

5/21/2007 FAILURE

When I got home from work I had a pickle. Then I had some strawberries before bedtime. Not serious calorie-wise, but it does violate the letter of the No-S diet.
by Xtal
Mon May 07, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fruit juice?
Replies: 9
Views: 4599

Thanks Flora! I only have the one glass, and it is with breakfast, so I figure it couldn't be too much of a problem.

Especially compared to the constant flow of doughnuts, chocolate, cookies, leftover cakes, and other sweets pouring through the place where I work! Which I have eliminated.
by Xtal
Mon May 07, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fruit juice?
Replies: 9
Views: 4599

Fruit juice?

I "need" a glass of juice in the morning with breakfast or I'm not right with the world. I only buy 100% juice; no corn syrup or added sugar. Still pretty sweet, though.

Is this an S? I can't get going without that jolt of fruit-sugar, so I'm just going to tell myself it's OK and drink it anyway.