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by lmt2pt
Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Yesterday's failure a no-S success
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Congrats, that is a small food victory but a huge mental victory. With successes like that you are on your way to having your S days work themselves out. Give it time, they really will work out on their own.
by lmt2pt
Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mama LMT2PT's Check In
Replies: 5
Views: 2412

Thank you, Jan.

Monday: FAILURE Only so much screaming I could take before reaching for a brownie.

Weight: 184.2 lbs
by lmt2pt
Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting second week today! Lost four pounds already!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

Don't sell yourself short, 4 lbs is a big deal. It's even bigger when you consider this is a SLOW weight loss plan.
by lmt2pt
Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Starting No S on Monday,worried about cravings first week
Replies: 1
Views: 2875

It's been a few days, so how is it going? If It hasn't gone well, start on a Saturday. It mentally sets you up for success by starting with 2 successful days. Also the carb lover won't have trouble, the are only restricted on N days to meals. As for the sweets lover, I found they taste better when y...
by lmt2pt
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm back to try again ...
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

Welcome back

I'm back again too. I tried NoS several times in the past. I finally was successful then I got pregnant. I even NoS'd through my pregnancy only to drop it once the baby came.

False starts and stops are part of the process.
by lmt2pt
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mama LMT2PT's Check In
Replies: 5
Views: 2412

Mama LMT2PT's Check In

James is born and I'm now the proud mother of a three month old with colic. Thanks to No S I only gained 10 lbs during my pregnancy (don't worry, at 205 lbs pre-pregnancy my midwife was happy and my baby weighed 8 lbs 1 oz at birth). I even lost an additional 20 pounds after the birth. Then the coli...
by lmt2pt
Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Exercise????
Replies: 9
Views: 4047

If you enjoyed WATP, I would talk to your neighbors first. 1) because then they HAVE to face you and come to a compromise and 2) because if you talk to them about this they are more likely to be accomodating on a whole host of other issues. Also, shovelglove is nice a quiet, so is kettlebell and a w...
by lmt2pt
Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Would appreciate opinions: N-Day Success?
Replies: 7
Views: 2722

We've ALL been there. You don't even want to know how much food was piled on my plate when I started. You really don't want to know how much food is piled on my husband's plate now that he is trying this (again).

Really, it's normal and as everyone else said, successful.
by lmt2pt
Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: which starting weight?
Replies: 3
Views: 1853

If you are starting over, use the weight you are now. If you have been tracking all along, just not caring much about success or failure, use your original starting weight. It really is a matter of when you mentally are considering yourself "starting". Personally, it sounds like you are looking at N...
by lmt2pt
Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Wedge versus two-sided sledge head
Replies: 5
Views: 3621

The balance problems might actually give you a better workout. I've noticed a pretty big part of my workout is the stopping before I actually hit something, like the dog. My only concern would be accidental damage to property, but when you are swinging 8, 10, 16 pounds on the end of stick that is go...
by lmt2pt
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Stuff You Eat in a Bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 3828

My bowls have rims that I put bread or what not on. (Okay, not salad, but I'm not really a soup and salad person, I just put the veggies IN the soup :P ) Anyway, taking into consideration the depth of the bowl and the width of the rim doing this accomodates the same amount of food as one of my norma...
by lmt2pt
Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: More thoughts on "Failure"...
Replies: 22
Views: 5937

The longer I No S the more I understand on a deep level that the only way to success is through failure. As long as I acknowledge the failure, color it red, and try to do better next time I keep moving to success. This is why I feel the need when new members say how much they want to lose in what ti...
by lmt2pt
Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oh, Boy. I need some "tweak" help
Replies: 20
Views: 5502

One would think that a "wellness coach" would realize that ½ to 2 pound loss a week is considered good weight loss. Even on a strict diet and exercise regime I'm lucky if I get close to 1 pound one week let alone on average. I agree that 1 S day a week is good. Any more and you won't stick to it. U...
by lmt2pt
Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hi - I'm new
Replies: 9
Views: 3166

Laurie and Paul, The first weeks are tough. I did this a few times before I got it down. The thing is, failure is part of your success. Each time you slip up, acknowlege it, learn from it and MOVE ON. Really, you need to expect to have failures. The other important thing I learned was that you need ...
by lmt2pt
Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The 2008 "durings" are here!
Replies: 18
Views: 5602

I like the cake in the picture with your wife. Good way to represent the S days. The ladies in your life are quite lovely. You are a lucky man.
by lmt2pt
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: back again and reintroducing myself
Replies: 5
Views: 2455

back again and reintroducing myself

Well, back on the boards anyway. I've stayed on No S I just haven't been as consistant at being on the computer. Anyway, since it looks like there are a lot of new people here and I'm sure the veterans don't remember me, I'll reintroduce myself. My name is Heather. Since getting married two years ag...
by lmt2pt
Sat May 10, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I also wonder about skipping meals...
Replies: 8
Views: 2641

Who said it had to be three full meals? If small quantities works better for you what about 4/5/6 mini meals?

That said, from your original post I, too, am worried you aren't eating enough.
by lmt2pt
Fri May 02, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Job Loss
Replies: 9
Views: 6785

Diane, I am so sorry. It is a pretty aweful job market right now. My brother in law got promoted only for them to eliminate his position 3 months later. Thankfully you have business opportunity. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you find work with benefits in the mean time. Heck, I won't be working ...
by lmt2pt
Fri May 02, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Just need to vent before I kill someone
Replies: 11
Views: 8392

The ultrasound showed . . . nothing. The tech tried and tried to find something on the monitor, and reminded me the radiologist and my doctor still have to look at it, but neither of us could squint enough to find anything. Being a grandmother and doing one every half hour 5 days a week she asked me...
by lmt2pt
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Once you get your new habits down- Portion Sizes
Replies: 11
Views: 4219

This, not just the habit building, is why No S is a process not just a diet. There are steps (habit building, recognizing and correcting excesses, more habit building, etc) and each of us has to go through the personal process of addressing each of them and how they fit with our lifestyle and bodies...
by lmt2pt
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Just need to vent before I kill someone
Replies: 11
Views: 8392

Very few have a birthday by themselves in my family, so we are hoping for one of a few days. 12/21 - mine and my uncle's birthday 12/22 - my best friend's birthday (like a sister, so she is family) 12/23 - my cousin and my late great grandmother's birthday 12/27 - another cousin's birthday 12/30 - a...
by lmt2pt
Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Just need to vent before I kill someone
Replies: 11
Views: 8392

I went to the office first thing Monday morning. Found out the patient liason who called me and told me she would call me on Friday had Friday off. Won't go into my irriation with that. She also wasn't there when I appeared in the office. The receptionist was really sweet and understanding and took ...
by lmt2pt
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Article: Meals Give Way to Grazing
Replies: 18
Views: 7030

lola628 wrote:When and why did our society become so uncivilized??
I'm guessing it is about the same time and for the same reason the television became a substitute for things like quality time, socializing and enjoying outdoor activity. But that is just a guess.
by lmt2pt
Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Article: Meals Give Way to Grazing
Replies: 18
Views: 7030

"It's better than a candy bar."
Um, not really.
by lmt2pt
Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Truly Off-Topic: Glasses at my Wedding?
Replies: 8
Views: 7149

Spend some extra money, get a really cute pair that compliments your face (and your dress) and wear them. I've seen many brides wear glasses and they all were absolutely stunning and they all ended up with a kick butt second pair of glasses. Looking back at my wedding pictures my favorite photo is o...
by lmt2pt
Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Just need to vent before I kill someone
Replies: 11
Views: 8392

Just need to vent before I kill someone

I've worked in the medical field since I was 16. I understand a doctor's office is busy even when patients aren't there. However, when the nurse calls me to say they got the test results back and but the MD wants me to get another test and will give me a script tomorrow, I tend to believe them. Tomo...
by lmt2pt
Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Who's kidding who?
Replies: 25
Views: 7082

You aren't failing at anything. If anything you are succeding quite nicely. You've mastered not eating the Ss on N days and now you are noticing WHAT is on those plates. You've made it to the next level. Now pick which is more important and more livable for you, the quantity or the quality of what i...
by lmt2pt
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lmt2pt Checking In
Replies: 11
Views: 4320

Wednesday April 23, 2008

No S: Failure Shovelglove: Success Urban Ranger: Failure Ah, the comfort and stability of routine. Thank heavens today is a busy day at work. Now that I've hit the slow season like a brick wall I'm going to have to come up with a routine for when my daily routine is messed up. After talking with a f...
by lmt2pt
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lmt2pt Checking In
Replies: 11
Views: 4320

Tuesday April 22, 2008

No S: Failure Shovelglove: Failure Urban Ranger: Success Originally today was going to be an S day, but my father in laws birthday dinner with cake and all the fixings turned into lunch with no cake. Did that stop me from eating cookies and having soda? Nope. So although I can consider this an S day...
by lmt2pt
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: cutting out the sugar
Replies: 1
Views: 3845

It doesn't say you can't have sugar. It says you can't have sweets, as in obvious sweets. The test for if a food is a sweet is this:

Is it sweet enough to be a dessert or soda? If yes it is a sweet and you should only have it on S days. If no, it is fine for N day meals as well as S days.
by lmt2pt
Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Which "S" is hardest for you to let go of?
Replies: 46
Views: 11323

I'm with you. Generally if I snack, it' sweet. I'm not big on other snacking or seconds. Sweets I have to conciously choose not to eat. But it does get easier. I did this for a long time before falling off the wagon last year. Before I was on bedrest with a busted foot I didn't even want sweets on N...
by lmt2pt
Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Before You Tweak
Replies: 14
Views: 4461

You are wise
by lmt2pt
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lmt2pt Checking In
Replies: 11
Views: 4320

Thank you. It's been a trip so far. My doctors office has me on call if they get my test results back early and have a slot they can see me in, so hopefully I'll know sooner. I am definitely being gentle with myself, but I'm finding a lot of comfort in being on habit and not eating to deal with my e...
by lmt2pt
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The magic of Habitcal
Replies: 1
Views: 1203

Just another example of reinventing old ideas. Thanks for the info.
by lmt2pt
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lmt2pt Checking In
Replies: 11
Views: 4320

Monday April 21, 2008

No S: Success Shovelglove: Success Urban Ranger: Success Well, it's Monday morning and I'm feeling nauseated. Not really sure why, unless I have the flu or am pregnant again. Ended up not having the popcorn and chips last night. I'm hoping today I have enough of a lunch break to take in a pretty goo...
by lmt2pt
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ugh...Back again.
Replies: 9
Views: 3510

I find it helps when looking at those magazine to remember that the stars "jobs" are to look a certain way. I then remember why I'm so thankful to have a more meaningful job (if you don't think your job is meaningful it helps to take the effects of your job and create scenarios in which you help ran...
by lmt2pt
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Can I save part of my lunch and eat as a snack later?
Replies: 10
Views: 3524

I have a set time for lunch due to work too. I eat a small breakfast, a large lunch and if I am still hungry I'll have a V-8 or milk in the afternoon to hold me over until dinner. A yogurt at 2:30 would be a snack. If it is truly a problem you can have a mini meal lunch and a mini meal in the mid af...
by lmt2pt
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: actual weight loss
Replies: 16
Views: 5356

I address this topic in this thread:
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2962
by lmt2pt
Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lmt2pt Checking In
Replies: 11
Views: 4320

Sunday April 20, 2008

No S: Exempt Shovelglove: Exempt Urban Ranger: Success Again, not really much to report. Didn't get to walk the dog today. He's on some antihistimine meds that make him sleep all day. He physically can't seem to stay awake long enough to walk anywhere. I carried him to see the cows and he didn't eve...
by lmt2pt
Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: weight loss tickers
Replies: 8
Views: 8732

Not a ticker fan myself. Also, as far as days on habit type of tickers, we already have a lot of very zelous newbies. Their zelousness, though understandable, does put them precariously close to the edge of mental failure. Look at the "how am I going to get through the S days" posts or the "how much...
by lmt2pt
Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lmt2pt Checking In
Replies: 11
Views: 4320

Saturday April 19, 2008

No S: Exempt Shovelglove: Exempt Urban Ranger: Success Not really much to report today. Having blood drawn sucks, especially when you have to wait an hour for them to do it. It also sucks having to wait to weeks to find out the results. I don't wait well. In the mean time I have a great dinner plann...
by lmt2pt
Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Day 3 should I eat the treat even if I an not craving it????
Replies: 6
Views: 2527

It's only saturday evening. The weekend is still young. Also, if you look on the No S homepage the rule is: No Snacks No Sweets No Seconds Except (sometimes) on days that start with S. Sometimes, a little yet powerful word. Sometimes you may want the chocolate, sometimes you may not. Sometimes means...
by lmt2pt
Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: water flavoring packets
Replies: 1
Views: 5115

Is it sweet enough that you would consider it a dessert or as sweet as a soda? If yes, you can have them but only on S days. If no you can have it any day. Only you can decide what constitutes a sweet to you. The fact that it is sweetened with splenda doesn't really make a difference. The rule is no...
by lmt2pt
Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: First week yo-yo
Replies: 4
Views: 5594

There are too many factors that can cause weight fluctuation. Also, your weight makes a lousy focus when you are building a habit. I promise, from experience, that if you focus on the habit the weight will follow.
by lmt2pt
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: What about wearing pedometers?
Replies: 11
Views: 10111

You can do all of those things without wearing a pedometer. I do. I also make opportunities to walk such as grouping my errands so I can park in one place and run several errands on foot. It is much slower that way but I get in a lot more walking, and I save gas to boot.
by lmt2pt
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Despair! End of first week with 2.5lb gain!
Replies: 13
Views: 4144

Measure your success by days on habit, not by the scale. The first several weeks are about creating the habit. Once the habit takes hold the weight loss comes on its own, but the habit has to come first. Also, is any of that weight water retention? Dietary changes often cause the body to retain wate...
by lmt2pt
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not restricted enough....
Replies: 63
Views: 17088

If you really feel that you want to lose weight more quickly, then you should look elsewhere. I will tell you from personal experience that added restrictions cause No S not to work. If you want to do QOD, then go ahead, no one here will stop you. I do ask though that you look at your expectations a...
by lmt2pt
Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reinhard's Rebels
Replies: 31
Views: 8067

Ting Ting- I use a paper plate for my lunch at work too. The visual of it actually being on one plate is a pretty powerful thing when it comes to habit building. I get discombobulated when I have something like soup and have to virtual plate on a salad plate the rest of my meal. It still throws my h...
by lmt2pt
Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is it just me or ????
Replies: 13
Views: 3427

Hot stir fried veggies are great, and often just as healthy as a salad. Don't worry if you don't like a cold salad, you are still eating your veggies.
by lmt2pt
Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is it just me or ????
Replies: 13
Views: 3427

wosnes wrote: Focusing on food is one thing. Fearing it is another. People aren't talking about what they want to eat on "S" days in anticipation of enjoying it; they're talking about being afraid of eating, afraid of overdoing. Focusing on food isn't bad; focusing on fear of food is.
EXACTLY!
by lmt2pt
Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Shopping for an S day
Replies: 4
Views: 1686

Shopping for an S day

In order not to keep sweets in the house I just don't buy them. On the way home from work I grocery shop on Fridays for everything but produce and my weekend treats. Saturday morning I get up, bright and early and head to the farmer's markets. Yes, there are two. I start at the one in the town I liv...
by lmt2pt
Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SUGAR TRIUMPH!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1437

Isn't it a great feeling? Congratulations!
by lmt2pt
Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lmt2pt Checking In
Replies: 11
Views: 4320

Friday April 18, 2008

No S: Success Shovelglove: Success Urban Ranger: Success Although my plans of running errands went to hell and no one bothered to tell me they scheduled massages for the morning, I made it through the day. I even was able to wonder around while waiting for my oil change without getting a soda or a c...
by lmt2pt
Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great recipes to share??
Replies: 9
Views: 7850

My great Gram's clam dip (ridiculously simple yet I can't serve it without someone asking for the recipe) 6ish ounce can of minced clams (including juice) 8 ounce block of cream cheese, softened Mix cream cheese and minced clams thoroughly. Chill 1 hour. Serve with hearty chips like salt and pepper ...
by lmt2pt
Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Approaching my first S day! Huby and I started diet on Mon.
Replies: 11
Views: 3307

It is very important to successful N days that you ENJOY YOUR S DAYS. If you overdo it, you overdo it. You will learn what you truly enjoy. DO NOT RESTRICT YOUR S DAYS. Moderation will come naturally if you let it, but if you "try to be good" you not only will make yourself feel bad for having somet...
by lmt2pt
Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating to Please Others
Replies: 14
Views: 3757

lola- in that case I would say seeing Aunt Mary is an s day. Nichole- I would talk to your mom before the next weekday get together. Tell her that you loved the dessert, but since everyone else is watching their weight and you try not to eat sweets during the week if she could bring something else o...
by lmt2pt
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not restricted enough....
Replies: 63
Views: 17088

Those who have been on restrictive diets for a long period of time will feel like there aren't enough restrictions to lose weight. We've been programmed that way by the people who profit off these diets. However if they did work, and kept working, we wouldn't still need to lose weight. We come to No...
by lmt2pt
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Feeling shaky
Replies: 9
Views: 3322

What are you eating for lunch? I find that lunch has to be my biggest meal of the day in order to make it to dinner without problem.
by lmt2pt
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Failure in my first week
Replies: 19
Views: 5475

Slip ups are part of the process. And the fact that you jumped right back into habit building this morning is a wonderful sign that you are on your way to success. While you are learning from your experiences, try increasing the size of your breakfast or lunch.

You are doing great.
by lmt2pt
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: tea with honey
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Unless it is sweet enough that you would have it for dessert, it is not considered a sweet. Remember it is no sweets, obvious sweets, not no sugar.
by lmt2pt
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lmt2pt Checking In
Replies: 11
Views: 4320

Thursday April 17, 2008 Doctor's visit

No S: Failure Shovelglove: Exempt (back pain) Urban Ranger: Success So I blew it today. Not totally blew it, but at lunch I CHOSE to have a soda (caffiene free) and a candy bar with my meal. After finding out that I may still be pregnant and running around to do the accompanying blood work to find o...
by lmt2pt
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Sorry No-s is taking up all the oxygen lately...
Replies: 6
Views: 4820

May I make a request for some "women's work" moves when the shovelglove book comes out. I'm working on a few now, but I'd love to see the ladies historical precident represented.
by lmt2pt
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: POLL: Are you on the No-S Discussion while at work?
Replies: 12
Views: 3548

Nope. We don't have internet at work.
by lmt2pt
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Whole Milk vs. Soy Milk
Replies: 8
Views: 2542

Which do you enjoy more? If it satisfies you go with that one. (And that means which you drink may change)

Each has it's pros and cons.
by lmt2pt
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you eat at lunch? "Real" food..?
Replies: 39
Views: 10077

gracie- yes. If those foods are good (and the salad on the same plate is actually what I do) to you, eat them. Hence my leftovers. I eat what I enjoy for dinner and my husband and I eat leftovers for lunch.
by lmt2pt
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Stick to Speed Limits
Replies: 18
Views: 17663

I drive the interstate (70 mph speed limit) daily. 30 miles there, 30 home. Dropping my speed down to the speed limit, which puts me in the middle lane, from my previous 80 mph driving increased my gas milage 7 mpg. On days I'm in no particular hurry I drive in the right lane with the old folks, goi...
by lmt2pt
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Questions from a second day No S Diet Newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 3923

Everyone else is right on target with their advice, and reasoning. You are building a habit right now. The more strict you are at first, the easier it will be. It sounds convaluted, but as someone who has started more than once, I promise you it is the truth. You will save yourself several restarts ...
by lmt2pt
Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lmt2pt Checking In
Replies: 11
Views: 4320

Wednesday April 16, 2008

No S: Success Shovelglove: Success Urban Ranger: Success All in all a good day. While I didn't have the UR opportunities that I would have liked, I did make the most of the ones I had and even created one that wouldn't have been there otherwise. It was small but it was more than what would have been...
by lmt2pt
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lmt2pt Checking In
Replies: 11
Views: 4320

lmt2pt Checking In

I slipped back to the emotional eating. I've been nervous about the upcoming follow up visit to find out if there is a physical reason why I had the miscarriage. That is Thursday. The problem is, I have consiously chosen to backslide. Not a good thing. So I'm starting this thread so I HAVE to check ...
by lmt2pt
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How many food decisions do you think you make a day?
Replies: 16
Views: 5783

Now, 3. What is for breakfast? What is for lunch? What is for dinner?

Before No S: I'd guess 283
by lmt2pt
Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: jobs
Replies: 12
Views: 9479

milczar- have you thought about tutoring/educational centers. A girlfriend of mine with similar credentials went from teaching in an inner city 1st grade classroom to working in a center that does tutoring as well as educating young athletes whose training schedule does not fit with public school ho...
by lmt2pt
Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: New Urban Ranger
Replies: 4
Views: 5307

Depending on where you live you can find stores that cater to walking shoes. Don't be afraid to ask your doctor or a physical therapist about where they send people for orthodic shoes. You'd be suprised what else they carry. In my area I found Foot Solutions has a great selection and knowledgeable p...
by lmt2pt
Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Any Gastric Bypass People Here?
Replies: 11
Views: 3395

There is no set number of meals. If you have a medical condition, ie: gastric bypass, and need to eat 4/5/6 smaller meals you can still follow No S. If you scroll down the nosdiet.com home page you will find more info. It is also in the book.
by lmt2pt
Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Repost: The Basics
Replies: 4
Views: 2011

Repost: The Basics

NoelFigart posted this on the Everyday Systems board. All of us, old and new alike, could use the reminder. Several of the questions that have been asked lately in the No S Diet forum have gotten me to thinking pretty hard about the concept of "The Basics". I don't know if you've ever studied anythi...
by lmt2pt
Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: The Basics
Replies: 5
Views: 6382

This needs to be posted on the No S board. So many new friends, so many already trying to tweak! I'm going to copy this over there.
by lmt2pt
Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else actually dread S weekends?
Replies: 12
Views: 3365

The ONLY reason tweaking (which really wasn't tweaking only making more concrete the SOMETIMES) was recommended was because she had been at this so long with no results. Newer No Ser's please DO NOT ADD RESTRICTIONS. Give the plan, all 13 words, a chance to work first. Please listen to someone who h...
by lmt2pt
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Non-addictive psychological difficulties
Replies: 7
Views: 8132

There is a reason caregiver support groups exist. ESPECIALLY for those dealing with someone else's mental issues. What kind of therapy or treatment is she currently receiving? Are you seeing a therapist or going to a support group? As the child of alcoholics who lived with one of them well into adul...
by lmt2pt
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: what about craisins?
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

If you have to ask, they are a borderline food. The test for borderline foods is: Is it sweet enough to be considered dessert? If the answer is yes, have them on S days. If the answer is no, have them any day with your meals.
by lmt2pt
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else actually dread S weekends?
Replies: 12
Views: 3365

Normally I'm not a fan of additional restrictions, but given that you have been at this for nearly a year and are having such difficulty with S days and enjoy the structure of N days so much more, it might be time to institute an S day restriction. How about something like you can have 1 snack, 1 sw...
by lmt2pt
Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question about beer before a meal
Replies: 14
Views: 4826

Since the goal right now is to build a no EATING between meals habit, the beer is fine. Obviously he doesn't want to have 6 or 7, but one before dinner won't hurt him. No S has to be livable to work. Too many restrictions now will not help you succeed later.
by lmt2pt
Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet
Replies: 10
Views: 3319

I said it before and I'll say it again. Reinhard has conquered the print media and the internet, it's time for television.

But he'll have to show a before and during picture to seal the deal. After seeing his abs who WOULDN'T want to know more about No S?
by lmt2pt
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ick!
Replies: 16
Views: 4267

The stadium (USF uses a pro stadium) doesn't allow you to bring in your own drinks unless they are for formula for a baby. So $5 water it is.
by lmt2pt
Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How much weight will I lose and how fast?
Replies: 9
Views: 3018

How much weight will I lose and how fast?

As our board welcomes more and more new friends a question keeps coming up that deserves it's very own thread: How much weight will I lose and how fast? It seems like a simple question. After all, OTHER diets tell you how many pounds you can lose in a specific time frame as part of their sales pitch...
by lmt2pt
Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ick!
Replies: 16
Views: 4267

Ick!

My S day routine got changed up a bit yesterday. No problem because it's an S day. Unfortunately while thinking back I intellectually believe I didn't overdo it, my body feels icky and I know otherwise. I think it was the soda. We went to a spring college football game and since I don't like beer an...
by lmt2pt
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S(ick) days
Replies: 4
Views: 1599

No. Sick days are S days.
by lmt2pt
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Stay At Home Parents Unite!
Replies: 5
Views: 2025

Don't start Monday. Start Saturday. Really. You will set yourself up for success in a few ways. First, you can't fail or even make a mistake on your first two days. With two successful days under your belt your first N day is much easier. Second, you won't feel deprived of any S day treat because yo...
by lmt2pt
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I lived it.
Replies: 88
Views: 21952

Lilly, thank you for posting this. It reminds me *why* I look to my grandmother and great grandmothers (we have kids young in my family, one is still alive and I knew the other growing up) as my inspiration to follow No S. My great grandparents did not believe in snacking. Hors d'ouevres were only f...
by lmt2pt
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Where does milk fit in??
Replies: 19
Views: 5249

Oh, lord. I never meant to start such a debate with the chocolate milk/chocolate pudding comparison. After years calorie counting I just remember them being similar in calorie/sugar content and they taste equally sweet to me. I never intended for it to be such a sticking point.
by lmt2pt
Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fake S Day
Replies: 11
Views: 3490

This once, call it an S day (after all it was pre planned, like holidays and birthdays) but DO NOT restrict yourself at all this weekend. Don't even start going down the road of additional restrictions. Set yourself up for psychological success by leaving your S days as S days. Even if you don't cou...
by lmt2pt
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Where does milk fit in??
Replies: 19
Views: 5249

It's not the sugar that makes chocolate milk a sweet. It's whether it is sweet enough to be considered a dessert. If it was a solid form it would be pudding, definately a dessert. If you make it yourself and don't put enough chocolate in it to make it that sweet then it isn't a sweet. Remember, ther...
by lmt2pt
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Re-joining after finishing Culinary School!
Replies: 7
Views: 2762

Congrats on many things: finishing culinary school, knowing what your true motivation is, and having a great outlook and expectations.

:D
by lmt2pt
Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: It's time to go beyond print media
Replies: 4
Views: 1782

It's time to go beyond print media

I was flipping through channels over the weekend and came across a show on Fit TV called "Fit TV's Diet Doctor" where a doctor disects the major fad diets and helps a newbie start on the plan. From what I can tell they aren't airing or filming any new episodes. However it did make me think we need t...
by lmt2pt
Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Simple rules yet interpretations confusing
Replies: 27
Views: 8801

Without at doubt, for me at least, the hardest part of getting No S down was the fad diet mentality. I thought I had to lose a certain amount of weight during the week. WRONG. I thought I had to eat "healthy". WRONG. I thought I had to try to be "good" on S days. WRONG. I just had to follow No S exa...
by lmt2pt
Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tell me the Truth
Replies: 10
Views: 3918

As was said before, overfill your plate at first. It really does help. It also helps to realize a few other facts: * most people living in industrialized countries do not know what hunger really feels like. * many obese people are malnourished. Quantity/availability of food (ie snacks) does not equa...
by lmt2pt
Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not a failure, was it?
Replies: 6
Views: 2480

No, it wasn't seconds. Yes, it was a learning experience. Reinhard says quite often that your first few weeks will involve uncomfortably overfilled plates. Believe it or not, it was part of what helped me get where I am. When I first started No S I filled my plates like it was the last food I was go...
by lmt2pt
Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: a watched pot never boils, a watched scale never drops
Replies: 18
Views: 6007

Because I'm hoping to get pregnant again in the coming months I ditched my scale. My midwife measures appropriate weight gain not by the mother's weight, but by how the baby is growing. If I focus on eating well and being physically active the rest will fall into place naturally. So I gave my scale ...
by lmt2pt
Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you eat at lunch? "Real" food..?
Replies: 39
Views: 10077

Leftovers from dinner. It's great! There is no extra effort and I already know I like it and how much a plateful is. I'd believe if your in-laws or wife is cooking they would be willing to make an extra portion for you to take in your lunch.
by lmt2pt
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ooops another question
Replies: 3
Views: 1860

I view drinks the same way I view food. If I consider it sweet (ie: mudslide) I only have it on S days. If I don't consider it sweet (ie: wine) I may also have it on N days. Keep it simple, it sets you up the best for success. That said, you may want to lurk around the website for Glass Ceiling. Aft...
by lmt2pt
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm a sugar addict! help me!
Replies: 30
Views: 9553

Lomolover- you don't mention your family, friends or any kind of support system in your posts. I think back to being your age and remember my family and friends were part of the problem. Well meaning, but part of the problem. Now I look at my husband and he is part of the solution. Where does your f...
by lmt2pt
Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Ridicule from family and friends:(
Replies: 24
Views: 15324

When I went into the store to buy my hammer, the guy behind the cournter asked what I (5'2" girlie) was going to do with it. I told him that I was going to use it to curl my eyelashes, and that was the end of that. I love SGing, but I do have to admit I don't like doing it around other people. Then...