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by Sinnie
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!
Replies: 24
Views: 1843

Re: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!

Hi oolala!! Nice to hear from you! I hopped on your thread quickly, only time to read the most recent entries, but I saw you also read Longo'd book. I am slowly getting enticed to start focusing on nutrition a bit, but I'm warning myself a little to be careful of too much too soon. It's interesting ...
by Sinnie
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!
Replies: 24
Views: 1843

Re: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!

Auto, I can't tell you how much I appreciate your detailed and informative post. You are helping some crazy gal on the Internet do something so good for her kids. Isn't it amazing in this life we will never meet some of the people who have this kind of impact. But you've really inspired me to do mor...
by Sinnie
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!
Replies: 24
Views: 1843

Re: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!

I really appreciate the reading advice. And it's good to know that I don't have to do anything complicated or force teaching when they're not interested - reading a lot feels doable and easy. What is it about reading to them that is so beneficial? Is it less the actual reading and more to do with th...
by Sinnie
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!
Replies: 24
Views: 1843

Re: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!

Hello Linda! Thank you so much for the welcome. It's nice to be back. You were always a great source of inspiration for me. I am having a very tough day with the kids. Nothing really bad, but boy I'm struggling. I guess maybe I do need this writing outlet. Blah - I said I wasn't going to go on and o...
by Sinnie
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!
Replies: 24
Views: 1843

Re: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!

Hey auto! Thank you! Twins are 3 and oldest is 5 :D 10am: sandwich and veggie soup. Coffee with cinnamon flavoured coffeemate and a lil whipped cream dusted with cinnamon. 2pm: Mr. Noodles, veggies & dip, 1/2 nectarine, animals crackers, 2 chocolate lindts 6pm: rice, grilled cevapi, chicken nuggets,...
by Sinnie
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!
Replies: 24
Views: 1843

Re: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!

Not too long ago I tried to do 3 meals again, and it was successful. I started to get cocky thinking I have it all figured out and then it all falls apart. It's tempting to always want to go back to the calorie counting which worked for me in the past and I still genuinely don't think is bad - but -...
by Sinnie
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!
Replies: 24
Views: 1843

Re: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!

Sorry for the lack of posting, I probably shouldn’t have started a check in because my life is just different now. I’m so consumed with these young children! In any case, I’m back on track with my tried-n-true. Definitely the least popular method but it is absolutely, unequivocally the best possible...
by Sinnie
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!
Replies: 24
Views: 1843

Re: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!

Hey auto, you’re right a weekly date night would be sooo nice. As of now, we don’t do it at all. I don’t know any babysitters, and they are so young and do not take to strangers well. I know in the coming year or two it should be a priority to find somebody! Truthfully I have been a bit lost with my...
by Sinnie
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!
Replies: 24
Views: 1843

Re: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!

Thank you soprano! So far things are going very well. I’ve focused on not overdoing it too early in the day. If I can keep my calories to around 800 by 4pm, I’m almost guaranteed I won’t overeat. I haven’t been strictly counting, just ballpark on my head. It helps me tremendously. I like to pick and...
by Sinnie
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!
Replies: 24
Views: 1843

Re: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!

Hi Auto! You are exactly right about treating this like a journal - I always found it therapeutic, not to mention it's kinda fun looking back at old entries and seeing bits of my life that I forgot. This board always seemed to attract great minds, really nice people.. so it's natural to return. Anyh...
by Sinnie
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!
Replies: 24
Views: 1843

Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!

I've been thinking about starting to keep track again, but then decide I'm too busy. Maybe I'll just see how it goes! I log on from time to time and it's weirdly comforting to see familiar names are still here :mrgreen: I maintained my happy weight easily since having my babies. Once I had success c...
by Sinnie
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 578705

Hi imogen! I don't come on here anymore, but popped on randomly and saw your comment - just had to say I echo your sentiments exactly! Calorie counting, with all its downfalls, still far outweighs anything else for me to be successful. I tried no s here and there but couldn't make it through one day...
by Sinnie
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 578705

Just wanted to wish you all the best! You'll do so great and I hope you enjoy every minute of it. Like Linda, I'm also a c-section mama for both pregnancies. No problems at all, I was running down the halls to see my twins in special care days later despite unrelated medical issues that crept up! Fi...
by Sinnie
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 122
Views: 52236

Thank you Life! I really appreciate that. On a side note, thank you for posting that link on another thread. I really commend you for showcasing your viewpoint in a civil and respectful manner.
by Sinnie
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 122
Views: 52236

Life, you are awesome 8) Really, you are. You have figured out your own path, and you just DO IT. It doesn't matter if it's a popular path or not, because it works for you. I also love your clear, no-nonsense, this is how it is attitude, because no matter what spin we put on it, there is ONLY ONE AN...
by Sinnie
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 122
Views: 52236

All comments above resonate with me. I really want to do this, but being a calorie counter has gotten me used to eating whatever I want, whenever I want, kind of like intuitive eating. So when I feel hunger or snacky, I just totally don't care at that moment and decide this doesn't work for me, I'm ...
by Sinnie
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 122
Views: 52236

Brilliant. I just love your response.
Thank you :D
by Sinnie
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 122
Views: 52236

Hey Life! That's amazing! How often would you say you veer outside the three meal structure and snack? Under what circumstances would that be acceptable to you? How long do you wait between meals? Can you give an example how you incorporated the Christmas goodies!? Sorry for all the questions - So i...
by Sinnie
Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Daily Check In w/ Mod
Replies: 28
Views: 12877

Hmm nope couldn't do it. After kids in bed I just couldn't resist some sweets and coffee. A few licks of peanut butter.
by Sinnie
Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Daily Check In w/ Mod
Replies: 28
Views: 12877

I have been giving all this a lot of thought and whirling it around my brain. These are my truths at the moment: -I am chronically tired most days, and when I want food, I want it NOW and don't have the time to think it through (as in, try to reason with myself why I shouldn't give into my inner chi...
by Sinnie
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Eschano 2016
Replies: 22
Views: 11425

Hey Eschano! Congrats!!! I, too, am on maternity leave with my baby girls :) This time around I'm only partially breastfeeding, but I exclusively did it with my first daughter, and had no problem NoSing at the same time (well, dealt with the usual habit/willpower problems I've always had). Honour yo...
by Sinnie
Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Daily Check In w/ Mod
Replies: 28
Views: 12877

Moderate meals, Jen and Oolala, I just wanted to let you know that I have not disregarded or ignored your messages. I appreciate them very much and have been giving them considered thought. It's hard to string together a coherent sentence when I'm interrupted every two seconds and wanted to respond ...
by Sinnie
Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 122
Views: 52236

I really appreciate your response. It does make so much sense and I can see why you're successful. I'm really trying to implement it. But I'm lacking the ability to not just say "screw it'" when short term pleasure seems so worth it. I think moderatemeals has the same problem in that when you don't ...
by Sinnie
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Daily Check In w/ Mod
Replies: 28
Views: 12877

Moderatemeals, how kind of you to share with me. I'm so busy some days with the three little ones I can barely breathe. I meant to respond much sooner. I agree that for people who share our particular struggle, having off limits foods make them way too desirable and cause immense failure/binging. I ...
by Sinnie
Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 122
Views: 52236

Hey blessing, one other question for you before I forget lol How do you not let your mod turn into making excuses. For example, if you can always just cut into the next meals allotment, by say having an unplanned snack while out with your husband, and then just making dinner a bit smaller - how do y...
by Sinnie
Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 122
Views: 52236

Your success and discipline to stick to your mod is so inspirational. Thanks for sticking around to help even though you probably don't need to be here in the sense you don't struggle and need support :) Once in awhile I'd love to see an update post on your check in just how your individual days go....
by Sinnie
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 122
Views: 52236

Hey Life! I just had to quickly stop by your thread and mention how I have incorporated more of your mod, specifically the protein, and I think it has been the key, the missing link all these years. I bought some quest bars as well as the pure protein bars and would you know it, I don't struggle nea...
by Sinnie
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Daily Check In w/ Mod
Replies: 28
Views: 12877

Hey Life! Thank you so much for your input. You are a huge inspiration and I love reading your posts. This week was crap. I didn't follow no s. The worst part is I didn't even try. Didn't even attempt to fight for it. I get so busy and it's just an afterthought. Because DH isn't home for dinner, I t...
by Sinnie
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: do you use supplements? which ones?
Replies: 27
Views: 15529

When I was pregnant with twins I had anemia and the doctor told me to take Feramax. It's still iron pills but somehow different in that the usual side effects aren't there. I had zero issues. It's expensive though.
by Sinnie
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Daily Check In w/ Mod
Replies: 28
Views: 12877

Well, twins are now seven months old and my little one is in preschool for a few hours in the afternoon. I've got the babies on somewhat of a schedule and I think life is a little more a livable now :-) I haven't had a lot of success with my diet. I usually end up snacking no matter what at the end ...
by Sinnie
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Late pregnancy and vanilla NoS - opinions needed
Replies: 12
Views: 5809

Imogen!!! Congratulations!!!! Speaking as someone who has just gone through it, my oninion is stick with what feels right and follow your OB's guidelines. Although, mine never mentioned anything about my weight or food intake so I just assumed that meant all was fine and I followed my own intuition....
by Sinnie
Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Daily Check In w/ Mod
Replies: 28
Views: 12877

Hey life. Nice to hear we all struggle much in the same way, and light at the end is possible if we try. I had a challenging day yesterday, and couldn't keep up with my meals. It was a tough day with too many kids around and the hecticness of that can make me stressed. Onwards. This is a lifelong pr...
by Sinnie
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Oops forgot to check my old thread!!! Thanks guys for the sympathy and congrats. Yesterday my dad believed he was in Hawaii...but we live in Toronto Canada :shock: sometimes you have to go along with the disease and just agree with dad. It was 38 degrees though! Liz, nice to see you back! I've thoug...
by Sinnie
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Daily Check In w/ Mod
Replies: 28
Views: 12877

It's getting easier to deal with the uncomfortable feelings that come when you're used to snacking over them. It's not even an option anymore in my head and really believe it this time. I think that's the difference. I'm actually loving this. Not good at plating though. I tend to eat at the counter ...
by Sinnie
Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Daily Check In w/ Mod
Replies: 28
Views: 12877

Hey buns! I'm sure you hear this all the time but love your screen name!
I understand your curiosity. Yup I'm a small chick - 5'2 - and although it's a normal weight I feel better about ten pounds less. It's vanity weight for sure, but I'm really after good habits right now.
by Sinnie
Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Daily Check In w/ Mod
Replies: 28
Views: 12877

Hey Life, I must say I needed this mod and it really is a blessing you came on here to spread the word that this worked for you. I seriously love everyone on this board -- just a different group of people -- always was. Amazing. I fixed my fitbit and will start wearing it again. Before my last pregn...
by Sinnie
Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Daily Check In w/ Mod
Replies: 28
Views: 12877

Sinnie's Daily Check In w/ Mod

Edited to keep these top of page when I need motivation: Quotes to remember when I'm struggling: 1. "Remember that sitting down mid-morning for a cup of coffee or tea (or beverage of choice) is a very civilized and adult way of having a "snack." -oolala53 LifeisaBlessing you've created quite a stir!...
by Sinnie
Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 122
Views: 52236

Hey LifeisaBlessing, I just wanted to thank you for posting about your plan. I just don't have time these days to scan the forum or post, but in viewing this today randomly it struck a chord. I've tried no s every now and then since I've had the twins but I always get panicky in between meals. I tri...
by Sinnie
Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 578705

Hello lifeisablessing! In fact I used to do a very similar mod, I think I called it three plates of anything and I also did a mod where I had one dessert after dinner. It did work for a while and for some reason I veered off track. Given that recently nothing has been working for me whether that is ...
by Sinnie
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 578705

Hi Imogen! I have exactly 0 time to pop in the forms these days although I want to, and had a minute this morning ( as I write this my two-year-old is waking up..sigh). Anyways I wanted to say a big congratulations on the wedding, and also to say to my "No S twin" I totally get it, I am feeling the ...
by Sinnie
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Hey guys! I see a bunch of you have also returned and at some point I will go back and read all the updates! For now, I have exactly one minute to post and this is something I've been meaning to write since September…yeah. THAT BUSY. Okay, not only was I pregnant, I just had TWINS. Yes, twin girls. ...
by Sinnie
Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Hey Linda! How sweet and thank you for checking up. I have news - I am pregnant! Very excited it finally happened, just as I am preparing to go back to teaching in a week. The only problem is I am dealing with some nasty morning sickness - ugh. So tiring. Can't wait for this to be over. Mixed emotio...
by Sinnie
Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Hey guys, thanks for the vote of confidence! It really means a lot. Well, last night was an S night - DH and I enjoyed some homemade guacamole and chips, followed by coffee/cookies. Not sure what the occasion was other than it was a beautiful night. Maybe not the best reason but I'll take it over bi...
by Sinnie
Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Eschano - likely it is connected. Although he is a huge proponent of 3 meals only, which is just the way he's always eaten, something threw me off kilter. It really shouldn't have, but I got into a groove when alone, and then somehow just lost track. It seems I have to really think about it, and foc...
by Sinnie
Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Hello all! Sorry for the lack of update in a few days. You've all made me feel so supported and everyone's advice is excellent & helpful. I kind of had a "fed up" moment when I woke up on Thursday morning. DH was leaving for a short trip and for those 4 days I managed to follow No S and felt wonderf...
by Sinnie
Tue May 26, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Thank you!!! Your encouragement is so awesome. I find it so much more difficult to post regularly like I used to. Some days are better than others but overall it's tough. When I do find the time at night, all I want to do is collapse in bed in front of the TV :P Yesterday was a horrible screw up and...
by Sinnie
Mon May 25, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Thanks, Linda! I feel like I've mentally fallen off the wagon. I've done so poorly most days since re-committing. I didn't even try this morning and snacked at mom's plus lunch was a matter of going back to the kitchen a few times and grabbing something each time. Drinking a hot chocolate now and co...
by Sinnie
Sat May 23, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Thank you all for understanding! It totally made me feel way better. Linda, I laughed because you are spot on. Me, my mom and sister did the exact same thing, I'm not kidding you. I guess you are right, it's a female thing. Iron, you do it too! I am normal after all :) "Stewing" is a perfect word to...
by Sinnie
Fri May 22, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Today was a weird day, I had my co-worker over with her toddler to catch up a bit. Maybe it was talking about work and the looming return of it in September, maybe it was just my general anxiety, but afterward I found myself feeling very anxious. Sometimes this happens after I meet with a friend. I ...
by Sinnie
Thu May 21, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Love that advice Linda. It's so true and I've experienced it myself. I'm not sure why some days it's sparkling and others it seems like the mess magically appears and I can't get it under control. I hate piles of clean dishes sitting on the counter once they are dried out! Anyways, just to update my...
by Sinnie
Wed May 20, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

They really are Linda, and you've been instrumental in helping me get back on track. *Thank you with big hugs* I want to share an insight that occurred to me this morning. So, baby woke up at 4:45am. Weighed in at 118.5 then 118 (not happy seeing this number). Went downstairs, the kitchen is a mess ...
by Sinnie
Wed May 20, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2532
Views: 763764

Just wanted to chime in and say welcome back. Like Imogen said, there are a few of us here ready to get back on the wagon and nothing like doing it with old friends! Let's cheer each other on. I am hoping this time it's for life.
by Sinnie
Wed May 20, 2015 2:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 517013

I really, really appreciate that response Ironchef! I feel almost like a No S newbie these days, but I guess I am starting over in a sense, and it helps immensely to read what other people do to aid in their success. I just love hearing that you at times rely on drinks too, and this Milo sounds good...
by Sinnie
Tue May 19, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 517013

Just thought I'd pop in your thread and say hello! You have such a calm relationship with food and seems like you do not struggle at all. It seems like there is so much room for "life" when you're not obsessing about your diet. What a great place to be, especially with the new baby coming. I'm hopin...
by Sinnie
Tue May 19, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

OMG Imogen there is nothing incoherent about your post but exactly what I needed to read exactly when I read it. Thanks to that post I did not cave in, waited till 1pm for lunch and made a lovely plate. I will actually go back and re-read that post, along with the others who have given me such good,...
by Sinnie
Tue May 19, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3920
Views: 1237816

Wow Linda! That's like a small wedding at your house! I bet your place is just beautiful :) I hear you totally on the frustration of the scale. While I always think it's a good idea to be accountable to the darn thing, it certainly gets my blood boiling sometimes. And like eschano, I often take the ...
by Sinnie
Tue May 19, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Hey Linda, Thanks for such a thoughtful reply. I laughed when I read your DH's reaction to the blood sugar question!!! It's true though, *I* even do the eye rolling thing to myself when I try to tell myself that excuse. I also like the point about not needing to face emotions necessarily. I guess I ...
by Sinnie
Mon May 18, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 366020

Hey CG, that must have been tough with the restrictions but you are doing great! I saw the conversation about coffee and you sound just like me - I am purely taken by the ritual too.
by Sinnie
Mon May 18, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 578705

Hey Imogen! Good job this week. I totally hear you on the rushing through the day making you want sugar. OMG me too. Let's be here for one another, we are like twins seriously.
by Sinnie
Mon May 18, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Hey guys, I really appreciate the comments. osoniye - I am considering doing the planned meals & planned snacks if I really can't make 3 meals work. I think part of it is just the motivation to really practice this. I like the idea though, so thank you! ironchef - I was thinking of bringing this up ...
by Sinnie
Sun May 17, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

I suppose you are right - maybe making the rules a bit different will make No S easier to adhere to. I just wonder if I stuck it out, if the symptoms would go away, you know. But, I just seem unable to do that. I tried to eat fresh, healthy, whole foods yesterday...and after lunch I had the dreaded ...
by Sinnie
Sun May 17, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3920
Views: 1237816

Hey Linda! I just wanted to stop in and say how absolutely amazing you are doing. I envy the meals you make - these days I just cannot fathom that much work in the kitchen (even though I used to cook from scratch all the time). I guess a toddler really makes life that much more tiring that I can't e...
by Sinnie
Fri May 15, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Thanks Linda, CG and Eschano! I would really like to eat 3 meals, if only because I would eat much healthier. But it is SO hard, like impossible :S I often get low blood sugar symptoms which derails me. I read this and wanted to put it here for later reference. WHAT IS THE BEST DIET FOR HYPOGLYCEMIA...
by Sinnie
Thu May 14, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 578705

Hey girl, I am going through the same thing. But I can't even make it a day. Sigh. I wanted to try today again, but got unbearably shaky before I could even make it home for lunch. Like, scary shaky that I feel it's unsafe to drive or take care of baby properly type of feeling. It's terrible and mos...
by Sinnie
Thu May 14, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eat, Nourish, Glow Book
Replies: 3
Views: 3933

Eat, Nourish, Glow Book

http://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine/2015/05/14/eat-nourish-glow-author-amelia-freer-espouses-three-meals-a-day-and-no-snacks.html Read this in the newspaper today and found the link online. I have not been doing No S but actively think about it, and this kind of re-sparked my desire. Her philosoph...
by Sinnie
Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 578705

Hey Imogen, Boy do I feel your pain. That might be one of my worst issues too. Ironically, that's where counting calories seemed to save me (not suggesting in any way to switch to that). But just for comparison, last year when I found myself alone A LOT with an infant who didn't interact yet, DH wor...
by Sinnie
Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3920
Views: 1237816

Oh Linda, I really feel for you and I think most of us can relate to that feeling in some way very strongly. Mothers are wonderful people, but sometimes they just don't get exactly what they says or shouldn't say. Whether it's a generational thing, or a closeness thing, or whatever it may be, they j...
by Sinnie
Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Moderate meals checking in
Replies: 11
Views: 5187

Wow, moderate, you are doing so so well! It is very inspiring and I really like the overall percentage idea. What do you do about S days?
by Sinnie
Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

You two bring up a very valid point. Perhaps using NoS as a way to get back on track when things need to be reined in a bit might even take some of the perfectionistic pressure off. I suppose it doesn't have to be all or nothing, does it? I am kinda already doing that, but feel guilty about being so...
by Sinnie
Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Thanks Linda and Heather. I agree totally with both of you on the definition of a sweet. I usually don't worry at all about things like the muffin - I think it was more that I had a cookies n cream muffin over proper lunch food that was already prepared! And believe it or not, it was very simple foo...
by Sinnie
Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Alrighty, let's recap what I'm eating today... I was not hungry at all this morning, so had my first meal at noon. This is where it gets interesting. I decided to cook while baby napped, so I rushed like crazy making wings, sausages, pasta salad, veggies and bbq'd corn. Well, I was trying to make my...
by Sinnie
Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Thank you so much for stopping by Moderatemeals. I am definitely in that camp - binging and permasnacking AND definitely to relax & procrastinate OMG. Sweets get me too. I am just a ball of trouble :wink:
by Sinnie
Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Moderate meals checking in
Replies: 11
Views: 5187

Hey mm! We certainly sound like two peas in a pod, don't we? :D I will be following your check-in for sure. It is always motivating to see other people who have similar issues as me and see how they do it. Do you mind me asking what your height is? Our weight is similar. Are you looking to lose any ...
by Sinnie
Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3920
Views: 1237816

Linda you are doing so great. I just want you to know I get extremely stressed and overwhelmed with such things. You are so not alone. It feels so daunting but once you start chipping away at it you'll feel better. LIke you said, it always gets done!
by Sinnie
Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Things are going great and I am very motivated! I really want to capitalize on this feeling. Saturday was a binge, as I picked cooking dinner and that set me off. Normally, I'd wake up the next morning saying this isn't for me but instead I felt more inspired than ever to get this right. Here's to t...
by Sinnie
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Great points Linda. I am feeling actually SUPER positive about this! I do need to learn to tolerate hunger as you said -- there is no way around that. I must just go through it and feel it. I read that sometimes distractions are no help, and I know they are no help for me. Taking a bath, reading, et...
by Sinnie
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Today actually went great, even though not textbook perfect, for me, it was. I'm so glad I really gave it the effort. The only thing was my DH had the day off and we were out, and stopped for a coffee when I saw Tim Hortons has a couple new Nutella products. He prompted me to try a little something ...
by Sinnie
Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Kittson, definitely a very helpful reply! Actually, you hit on the two things I thought of as well. #1) waiting for Dh for dinner - I usually don't do it - but I somehow thought if I'm on No S I'll be doing it "right" by eating dinner with him. I quickly realized that's a recipe for disaster. #2) sw...
by Sinnie
Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

I find it really, really, exceptionally difficult to not eat between meals, or wait more then 3-4 hours for a meal. I am truly astounded, like eyes wide open, at the amazingly disciplined people on here who can make it 6+ hours. Even if I fill my plate way more than normal, I still can't do it. This...
by Sinnie
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Linda, I think you explained the whole calorie counting thing perfectly. Although that's what makes us lose weight, it doesn't mean we have to do the math. Any way to make that happen amounts to the same thing. As for my baby girl, she literally makes me happier every day. I can't even explain how b...
by Sinnie
Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question for 3-0-7 girl
Replies: 4
Views: 4503

I just love hearing all these great ideas and it's really interesting to me to see different people's ways of making No S their own, and working for them. So cool! Marianna - would you mind sharing some of those delicious sugar free sweets? :D Elizabeth - I like your plan a lot - structure with flex...
by Sinnie
Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Hey Kittson! Thank you for stopping by :D Just love the friendliness of this board. Seriously, it's so addictive. Ditching Diets is a wonderful book and although it seems it was only that ONE thought that really spoke to me, it was like the most profound statement I've ever read LOL. The whole book ...
by Sinnie
Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3920
Views: 1237816

Hi Linda! I just wanted to pop in and say I love reading your thread as always. I am glad to read your DH is doing so well and clearly you are too. I really admire your discipline in both eating and exercising. I relate to you on so many levels (being too nice at the salon even though you weren't qu...
by Sinnie
Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Thank you so much ladies! Yesterday I got quite shaky-feeling before dinner and had an apple and piece of cheese focaccia. Then, we were at the mall and figured I'll get a small decaf coffee and a timbit (like a one-bite donut). Well, that loosened my resolve and I had waaay more at dinner then I wr...
by Sinnie
Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

This might be a little pre-emptive to decide to post again without having one 3-a-day under my belt, but here goes. No one here is judging, right!? I just feel I need discipline more than weight loss. I hate that I can't go a day without lots of snacks. I hate that I can't say no and I give in to ev...
by Sinnie
Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question for 3-0-7 girl
Replies: 4
Views: 4503

Question for 3-0-7 girl

I posted this publicly in case anyone else could benefit from the answer. 3-0-7 girl, I am not sure whether you ever check in here anymore, but I LOVED your mod and followed it myself for awhile, and I am sure other people have as well. That is, 3 meals a day, every day, and little bites of dessert ...
by Sinnie
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Well, I think I spoke too soon regarding all of this. Yesterday was the worst day I've had in awhile. The few days I've been trying to eat 3 meals I have put on a few lbs and felt like I was eating LESS. It's funny how our needs can change over time. I used to feel restricted when calorie counting a...
by Sinnie
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Time to start logging these meals! I'm going to start by also doing a No S-Calorie Counting Combo. After all, No S makes combining that much easier. This will be mostly "guesstimates". Breakfast was Apple strudel (100) +Toast with PB&J (150) +yogurt (75) +coffee with half & half (20)=345 Lunch was t...
by Sinnie
Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Thank you, clarinetgal :) In a nutshell, I am back to three meals a day because I want to eat more nutritious foods. I might be able to stay quite trim grazing, but who grazes on salads? It's too much work to prepare. No S days, and sweets as part of meals if I want. I have put on a few lbs that I h...
by Sinnie
Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 37319

Sinnie's 2015 Check-in

Guess what? I'm baaaack :) I don't have loads of time to write at the moment, because I can hear my little one waking up. Being as brief as possible, I just wanted to start another year's check in as I am ready for the challenge of three meals again! When I can articulate my thoughts better I will, ...
by Sinnie
Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 578705

So happy to read your update Imogen! Great job. Although I don't post much these days, I really miss reading your check in :D But incredibly glad to hear you are binge free.
by Sinnie
Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 517013

Such great advice Ironchef. Thank you for taking the time to post all that. You should feel so proud - you really know what you're doing. I am going to try implementing some older books too I(although last night it didn;t quite work out, she just wanted to get off me and had no interest :() I will k...
by Sinnie
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 517013

Ironchef, I saw you are having a little girl and had to tell you how I smiled when I read that. It reminded me of finding out when I was pregnant. Little girls might just be the best thing ever :D I'm a little biased ;) Such wonderful news. Also, I have to ask, how old is your little boy and how did...
by Sinnie
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 176
Views: 100438

Hey Eschano! Just popping by and had to say congrats if I haven't yet!!! I am absolutely with you in regard to eating more veggies. Also, I 100% am in accord with what ironchef said about weddings - yes, yes and yes!!! My wedding day was the best day of my life and I did not follow all the "rules" a...
by Sinnie
Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Post-Pregnancy Check In 2014
Replies: 195
Views: 90329

Thanks for the comments! I think we all need to find what works for us, and tailor any plan or way of eating to ourselves. Every single person's life, even those who seem to live similarly, will have drastically different home situations, food preferences, families, energy levels, metabolisms and so...
by Sinnie
Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Post-Pregnancy Check In 2014
Replies: 195
Views: 90329

Hey guys! Just finally getting an opportunity to reply to these posts. I'm very much in agreement with the idea that mindless snacking is best avoided while more and more not being on board with S days, every weekend. Reason being, unless you are the type of person who can coolly continue with reaso...
by Sinnie
Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Post-Pregnancy Check In 2014
Replies: 195
Views: 90329

CG and Amy - thanks for your encouragement. I can understand the lack of desire to count calories. I grew tired of it myself in years past. This time around has been different, and I suspect it has more to do with how I mentally view it now as opposed to then.
by Sinnie
Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 366020

Hey CG, Thanks for popping by my thread and always being so supportive! I appreciate not feeling like an outcast - I think that's why I love this board because EVERYONE is so darn nice and understanding. Interesting about the lactose intolerance. DH is as well, although I wonder if he ever did the b...
by Sinnie
Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Post-Pregnancy Check In 2014
Replies: 195
Views: 90329

Hey guys I’m still here kicking around. Just thought I would pop in to do a little update. I am still counting calories and loving it. In recent times, I just felt like eating more so I upped my calorie budget to around 2500+. Calorie counting doesn’t have to be an all or nothing proposition whe...
by Sinnie
Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 578705

Hey Imogen, I think CG has brought up some good points. I need to give these a hard look myself. I have been struggling again myself big time. Just overeating day in and day out. Never from hunger, always from emotion. Hate it, hate it... I guess we both have similar issues, goal weights and desires...