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by katie1980
Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting over
Replies: 8
Views: 4138

The sugar avoidance habit is back, but I'm finding I'm getting hungry mid-morning at the moment. The next thing to work on is getting the no snacking going again! I'm definitely feeling better with less sugar in my diet, though some days are difficult as I'd love to eat something "banned"!! :lol: Th...
by katie1980
Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting over
Replies: 8
Views: 4138

katie1980, The book is excellent, but I also have found a lot of additional valuable tips in the podcasts which are available on this web site. Good luck! Kathleen Yeah, I keep meaning to go and listen to those (and more than likely download them!) when I'm not on a work computer. I ought to write ...
by katie1980
Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting over
Replies: 8
Views: 4138

Katie, welcome back! Yes get the book, totally worth it. I keep track of my blood sugars and have watched them steadily go up over the years [fasting 70s and low 80s into 90s], but finally with nosing they are starting to come back down again. [note: i do prefer to keep my fasting levels at 85 or b...
by katie1980
Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting over
Replies: 8
Views: 4138

Welcome! In the past, I used to go on "sugar fasts" periodically when I felt my intake had gotten out of control and was approaching "addiction" behavior. It usually took about 3-5 days for the cravings to go a way. So you're CLOSE. Hang in there! :) (With No-S, I don't need "sugar fasts" because a...
by katie1980
Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting over
Replies: 8
Views: 4138

Starting over

Hi guys and gals. I was "here" before, while I was posted in Malaysia for work, and the No S system really helped me. I have been diagnosed for a couple of years with impaired glucose tolerance, and not eating refined sugar during the week made a massive difference to my health. Not only was my weig...
by katie1980
Thu May 15, 2008 4:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Would you please note my siggy?
Replies: 24
Views: 7538

I've been lurking in this post for a while. I just wanted to say congrats! And your admitting your screw-ups makes me feel better about my screw-ups too. And the best bit is that because this diet is so moderate and sensible, even the "screw ups" are limited! If you go nuts, then it's a lot easier ...
by katie1980
Wed May 14, 2008 4:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: NoS=NoStuffing
Replies: 15
Views: 4787

My overloading my plates was founded in my fears. "Truth in your mind gives you peace in your heart." With the fear gone the plates are looking lighter and healthier. I got an email this morning saying that most of our fears are about as substantial as tissue paper. One couragous step can break rig...
by katie1980
Wed May 14, 2008 4:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: a powerful habit
Replies: 8
Views: 3823

That's fab, I'm so glad it's working for you! :)
by katie1980
Wed May 14, 2008 3:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Would you please note my siggy?
Replies: 24
Views: 7538

Fab! :D I was talking to a guy at work about "diets" the other day, and he's of the "deprive yourself til you're thin" school of thought. There's no way I would stick to that, as I'd totally give up, but he refuses to see that by relaxing the rules at weekends there's only so much "damage" you can d...
by katie1980
Wed May 14, 2008 3:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I don't believe in my ideal weight
Replies: 25
Views: 15871

I think it's a great photo and that you look good. Really happy and healthy, which is how it should be :)
by katie1980
Wed May 14, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Search inside the book
Replies: 16
Views: 9450

Search Inside

Search inside usually only allows you to read the first few pages of a book to give you a taste of the contents, as well as the index and contents pages. I've bought more books because of it, as you get to see whether the style of writing or the contents are what you are looking for, and if they sui...
by katie1980
Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ugh. Snacking is getting me again!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4061

Shamrockmommy, I totally love your "tummy toddler" phrase. That's it exactly - the same repetition of "no, this is how we do it" over and over and over, and the same toddler stubbornness until the kid finally gets that we MEAN it.... perfect metaphor. There's a website that I find quite useful in t...
by katie1980
Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

oh, and now the rumblies have started at 10.30(ish). How annoying! I feel like the rumbletums in my cereal bowl! :lol:

Here's hoping the day improves...
by katie1980
Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Struggling

Okay, I'm 231 days into my No S lifestyle, and for some reason I'm *really* struggling this week. Both yesterday and today I've been really hungry by 10am, and today I am actually getting stomach cramps. Yesterday I managed to last until lunchtime, and I think it may have been caused by not having a...
by katie1980
Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cake at work and other disasters
Replies: 14
Views: 7022

I say that I cannot eat it because I'm diabetic. They no longer offer me any. :wink: I like this. I'm borderline, so it's not far off the truth! I just tell people I don't eat sugar/ I'm not allowed sugar in the week, when they offer me sweets. We don't often have cakes brought into the office wher...
by katie1980
Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Still going!

Haven't checked in for a while, but this is just a quick note that I'm still going, and am even telling my friends about it now. I've not lost loads of weight, but I am still down on where I started. The numbers have gone back up for some unknown reason in the past couple of weeks, but I'm not panic...
by katie1980
Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Hi Rose, Yes, thanks, still no-s-ing, and finding it good. I've stopped making a daily note on here (and often forget to fill in my habit-cal, too!) but am marking my successes on my wall calendar at home. Wednesdays are more difficult to stick with the one-plate rule because we go to a restaurant f...
by katie1980
Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Thanks! I had a failure on Wednesday, though. Even though I had a reasonable sized plate of food to start, I went back for seconds. I was eating out with a few others, and we went to a chinese restaurant. The plates aren't massive there, but you can still fit enough on one to make a reasonable dinne...
by katie1980
Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Friday was *almost* a failure! I had such an urge to eat rubbish in the evening! And the worst bit was, I was thinking "It's nearly the weekend, what difference will a few hours make?" All the difference between success and failure for the day, and to how the weekend would start! In the end, I went ...
by katie1980
Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Frustrated
Replies: 11
Views: 5669

The problem is that sometimes it is very hard to do that, especially when things go wrong in my work (I'm a research scientist) that I cannot control. For example, if I grow bacteria and they for some unknown reason decide to grow too slowly, it throws off my whole schedule because I'm a slave to t...
by katie1980
Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Frustrated
Replies: 11
Views: 5669

I agree with florafloraflora on the work point. Do something about it now! And as for the relationship, only you can make a decision on that. If your partner is unwilling to make changes to improve the relationship, then you have to make the call whether it is bad enough (or not good enough) that yo...
by katie1980
Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just Curious
Replies: 54
Views: 28165

I agree with your assessment on his [Mark's] "modifications to make it more complicated" probably being his undoing. It's a fine balance between individualizing and over-complicating, isn't it? I read his extra rules, and the fact that he drops his target weight twice a week, and thought it seemed ...
by katie1980
Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just Curious
Replies: 54
Views: 28165

Not entirely unique, though - I think a few of us came across from 43folders :) NoS appeals to people who like self-maintaining systems! I have to admit to being ignorant in the ways of 43 folders - I have no idea what it is! :lol: and also :oops: I realised it wasn't a unique way of finding No S, ...
by katie1980
Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:11 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just Curious
Replies: 54
Views: 28165

I got here from Mark Forster's blog about organisation! So quite, quite different from many other people! :lol: But I've stuck with it for 37 days now, and am feeling much more in control. I've also lost over half a stone (1 stone = 14lbs) and I'm really pleased with that. It shows how much extra ru...
by katie1980
Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Up again a little today. I should have known it was too good to be true, my weight staying stable, then dropping reasonably consistently! 76.6kg this morning. But the general trend is still down, which is great. Maybe it's due to having actually eaten a proper dinner for the past couple of days, ins...
by katie1980
Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Still being successful . Monday was a training day for work, so we were stuck in a hotel all day. I ate 2 "polar mints" during the day, which are basically sugar, but that was the only thing I did that wasn't 100% No S, so I'm classing it as a success. Considering how many opportunities there were t...
by katie1980
Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ramblings
Replies: 167
Views: 100586

Well Done!

Blimey, what a great result :D Obviously your neighbours did listen, but I agree that it would have been polite for them to warn you about the noise in advance. And with the sweets, at least it was the weekend so it wasn't like you were breaking your good N-day habit :) Well done for the walking, to...
by katie1980
Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ramblings
Replies: 167
Views: 100586

Re: Ramblings

Katie: thanks. I'm afraid I didn't realize I used slang. It's almost 7pm here: time for Hustlers on BBC Prime... EDIT: actually it's 8pm (time flies) and there is no Hustlers tonight. "Silent Witness" it will be. If you watch Hustle, then watch out for speaking like Danny! He definitely uses a lot ...
by katie1980
Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I have found the perfect complement to No-S
Replies: 5
Views: 3500

I would prioritize "eat when it's time to eat" on N-days, just to play it safe (it's a little too close to the nice sounding but notoriously unreliable "eat when you're hungry I tried the "eat when you're hungry" solution, and I found it quite hard to know. Plus, with working full-time, you don't a...
by katie1980
Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Friday: weight has stabilised this week at 76.8kg. I expect it will go down again soon, but as it is I've lost 3.2kg since I started this, which is goooood :) - That's 7lbs - half a stone! Hurrah! I only just worked that out, I hadn't realised I'd managed half a stone already! 8) Successes this week...
by katie1980
Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Friday was a success , and then: 4 days of illness :( Saturday I was ill, but not *really* ill, so I went to Tesco for food. Boy, did I wish I hadn't bothered?! It was really busy, I couldn't get half of what was on my list, and because I wasn't feeling too hot when I went out, I felt *really* tired...
by katie1980
Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ramblings
Replies: 167
Views: 100586

Re: Ramblings

Anyway I will probably be posting a little more often. Please don't hesitate to point out problems with my english writing! I feel like I write well enough to be understood, but not quite well enough to pass for a native... On the contrary - I didn't realise you weren't a native English speaker unt...
by katie1980
Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hey this stuff works!!! Some encouragement (hopefully)
Replies: 2
Views: 2551

Hi there, davestarbuck! Welcome to No S! I've been doing this for almost 30 days straight now, and am finally finding that the numbers on my scale are going downwards, instead of jumping about all over the place like they were up until about a week ago :) It's great that you've found something that ...
by katie1980
Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Thursday: Success I did pretty well in the day, though we went for chinese at lunch and so there was a little bit of virtual plating for that. I don't worry too hard about that, though. When I got home I was at risk of snacking and eating sugar-loaded foods, but I managed to resist. I had beans on t...
by katie1980
Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Wednesday: Success Went out for dinner with one of the guys from work (I specifically organised something with someone other than the "usual" group, as I'm getting so bored of the same old, same old!). It was good - I didn't stuff myself, and resisted the snack foods when we went out for a drink aft...
by katie1980
Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal Habit Calendar (Alpha)
Replies: 95
Views: 163401

I keep refining it in the back of my mind and I think it should be pretty neat when I finally get a chance to code it up. It might be even better due to the delay - because your brain is working on it all the time without you knowing about it, and it might come up with a better code, or idea, or wh...
by katie1980
Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 836
Views: 581961

Me, me! I did it! (Only just, though, I nearly cracked and had biscuits (cookies) last night!!) :D The numbers on the scale have been really up and down, with no obvious reasons, and today I'm only 0.5kg down on my start weight! But never mind, such is life, and I'm sure that if I stick with it, I w...
by katie1980
Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

It didn't stay down :? 79.5kg this morning! How frustrating! Still, I'll stick with it, and eventually the numbers will come down and stay down. Maybe it's cos I had quite a big dinner last night? Another day, another success ! Though it nearly wasn't. I was *so* hungry when I got home from work! I ...
by katie1980
Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal Habit Calendar (Alpha)
Replies: 95
Views: 163401

Another social thing I was thinking of doing was adding little 'badges' to the tag summary pages. On the main tag page it, it could do a tricolor bar chart for each tag to show how many total greens, reds, and yellows all users doing that tag got for each of the past 30 or 60 days. (1 px height per...
by katie1980
Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reinhard offline August 18-25
Replies: 6
Views: 3719

Welcome back! Glad you had fun, and that you did fine with No S as well :)
It sounds like you had a good break, so don't undo the work by overdoing it in the next few days by racing to catch up on the posts! :lol:
by katie1980
Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

The number went down!!! And how: 77.3kg this morning :) Let's hope it stays down! Monday was a success , even thought I was really hungry in the morning. I've started slacking again on the water drinking, so need to try to sort that out a bit. Good thing it's not a prerequisite of the "diet", or I'd...
by katie1980
Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: why are we tempted?
Replies: 3
Views: 2610

Re: why are we tempted?

Why are we tempted to try diets that we know are absurd? I think you're right - it is the potential of a quick fix. We figure that eating "normally" isn't working, so we need to try something drastic. But we forget that eating twice as much as we need, and eating mainly junk food at that, is not ea...
by katie1980
Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: why are we tempted?
Replies: 3
Views: 2610

That's even with those gigantic, high-fat English breakfasts -- typically sausage, ham, toast with jam, yogurt, eggs, muesli, cornflakes, beans, and fried mushrooms and tomatoes. Mmmmm, brekkie! I'm missing proper sausages - they just don't have them over here in Malaysia :( I get why not in most o...
by katie1980
Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'd love to get your opinion...
Replies: 2
Views: 2351

sorry, I have to say I don't like it, because going to the site, I couldn't easily find what it was or how to use it. Being a busy person (aren't we all!), I like things that are either self-explanatory or have *really* easily found instructions. It could be argued that this is slef-explanatory, but...
by katie1980
Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Since Friday, the 4 numbers on the scale (1 for each day) have been exactly the same! : 78.9kg It'd be nice if they'd go down, but I'm not going to rush it! Friday was a success , even though I was off work feeling *really* ill with a stinky horrid cold. :cry: I managed to resist the ice cream, cook...
by katie1980
Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Sounds like you're doing great Katie. Keep it up. :) Thanks! The number on the scale went back up again this morning :? But I'm not worrying too much about it, because I'm happy that I'm doing okay. It is a bit frustrating, though! When we went for dinner last night, it was another one where the fo...
by katie1980
Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Tuesday: I'm counting this one as a success I'm not 100% sure that it should be, because I was unable to stick to the one plate rule at dinner. The plates for eating from were *tiny*, and I wasn't sure which of the dishes I would like. But I stopped when I'd had enough, didn't worry about not finish...
by katie1980
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Monday: Success Managed not to snack, though I was home all day, and just drank many cups of tea, which is standard for me when I'm home and trying to do various jobs! :lol: Stuck to the one plate rule for lunch - had 2 pieces of chicken and some noodles. The chicken was left from the BBQ on Saturda...
by katie1980
Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Monday: 80.1kg (on new digital scales whose display is far easier to read than the mechanical ones!) Okay, so I've gone up a bit, but that's okay, I think, because I'm still not snacking. Today I just have to keep my wits about me, cos I've got the day off and so am in the apartment all day. But I o...
by katie1980
Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Friday, had coke to drink at lunchtime at the chinese. The dishes came really spread out in time today, so I had to start eating before I had all the food I wanted (partly because it would have looked really odd, and partly because it was getting cold), but I managed not to overeat. I'm just a littl...
by katie1980
Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: wantebhealthy's final journey to the top
Replies: 285
Views: 101915

Re: hey debs

sometimes like tonight, my mil stopped in, i didnt know she was coming and wanted to have a drink , so i wound up putting my dinner away, now i just feel like haveing popcorn and a drink and watching big brother later. For what it's worth, I say you ought to put yourself first in these situations. ...
by katie1980
Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to enjoy S days?
Replies: 5
Views: 2767

Hi there! I've now been doing this a whole week, and I just found it was nice last weekend not to have to think too hard about what I put in my mouth. This week has been a little hard, because I've "zoned out" a couple of times, but each time I managed to stop the rot just in time! I've had successe...
by katie1980
Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Thursday: Success Though it wasn't easy, because I didn't have much in the apartment for dinner, and didn't know where to go out to (or how to get there!). I had to do a bit of "virtual plating", cos I had an instant noodle cup, and a bowl of cereal. Within the rules (I avoided the biccies and stuff...
by katie1980
Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Wednesday: Success I almost blew it, though - I bought jelly and icecream for dinner! Then I managed to sidestep it by giving it to a person I was eating dinner with and whose birthday it was! A bit cheeky, but it saved me from a failure and she really enjoyed it! I always think jelly and icecream i...
by katie1980
Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Returning Member
Replies: 14
Views: 5530

LOL-I love those little stars too!! I know what you mean about the unreasonable buzz, hehehe!! But hey, whatever works, right? :lol: You know it! :lol: And looking at the calendar with all its little twinkly stars gives me a warm fuzzy feeling - knowing that I can stick to something, if there's a r...
by katie1980
Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Okay, now I get it
Replies: 6
Views: 3132

Awesome. That's the hardest thing for me, not cleaning my "plate" even when it's more like a platter, and way too much food for me. That's why I treasure the few restaurants I know that serve food in normal portion sizes. I'm finding I'm cleaning my plate better, because not only am I only helping ...
by katie1980
Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Tuesday: Success I ate a tiny amount of peanuts (about 3) by accident last night. :? I was going for dinner with 2 guys also staying in the hotel, and they wanted pre-dinner drinks. I went along, and there was a bowl of peanuts on the table. I was really hungry (and bored, as thier conversation was ...
by katie1980
Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: spreading the good news
Replies: 6
Views: 3142

Good for you. You can do it. Just keep at it and remember not to be too hard on yourself. I'm sure your fiance will be supportive no matter what. Take care. Thanks :) I'm sure my fiancé will be supportive - he always is, but it'd be great for him to notice something for himself, instead of never g...
by katie1980
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Returning Member
Replies: 14
Views: 5530

Re: Returning Member

I have started my HabitCal here as well as made a calendar to hang in my cupboard that I will put stars on to give myself visual motivation. Hi! I'm a newbie at all this - just started last week, and already I'm loving it. I've used the stars on the calendar to track a lot of things, and I find it ...
by katie1980
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: On Being an Idiot
Replies: 3
Views: 2142

Hey, it's much better than not knowing you were an idiot -- which is how most of us, pre-nos, were most of the time. Just let it roll off. The less you let it upset you, the less of a problem it's going to be. Reinhard Oh, man. That is *so* true! Pre nos, you'd just eat, feel c****y and then go and...
by katie1980
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: spreading the good news
Replies: 6
Views: 3142

It's a small world! :lol: I've not had that experience, but I'm actually keeping quiet about what I'm doing. I'm currently half a world away from my fiancé, and it'd be so cool to surprise him with my results when I get to see him in November. Plus, he's kind of used to me starting things and not s...
by katie1980
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Monday: Success Weight was up a bit, but as I know that the numbers on the scale can "lag" a bit behind the truth, I'm not too worried yet. At least I'm not back to where I started. If it doesn't start going down again later in the week, I may have to tweak a few things, but at the moment I'm happy ...
by katie1980
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie!
Replies: 8
Views: 3884

Hi Katie. I agree with you on the daily weighing thing too, but it requires a bit of emotional distance from the daily numbers. Being a datahead (I'm also a ChemE) I have spreadsheets of my daily weight and %BF. Both of them are heading steadily down on NoS over the last 12 weeks. Best of luck to y...
by katie1980
Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11659

Friday: Success! I ate only one plate of food at the chinese for lunch, and managed to escape the bloated "I ate too much" feeling that a lot of the others at the table had! Hurrah :) Saturday: Success - S day Went to the Bookcrossing meet, and had a few tasty desserts, etc. Didn't go nuts, but it w...
by katie1980
Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Can't seem to get HabitCal to work
Replies: 2
Views: 1954

Wish I could help, but I just wanted to say I hope you get it sorted :)
by katie1980
Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie!
Replies: 8
Views: 3884

Welcome! Yes, the weekend motivator is great. Even when you start off Monday going "Only five more days....." (And that has happened to me occasionally.) Five days is a do-able distance! Five days *is* doable. "Until I lose this damn weight", not so much! *lol* That's one reason why I wasn't doing ...
by katie1980
Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie!
Replies: 8
Views: 3884

Welcome, Katie! Sounds like you have an interesting job. What do you do? I'm new, too. Hi, tomahawkk! I'm a Chemical Engineer :) I'm currently working on the revamp of one area of the Petronas refinery here in Melaka. It's a good job - not least because people are impressed when I tell them I'm an ...
by katie1980
Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie!
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Thanks for the response, Reinhard! I've just got back from lunch, and we went out as a group for chinese food (Friday special!). The dishes arrive over a short period of time, but I just put what I wanted on my plate, then when I felt I had enough to keep me going, I started eating. I did pretty wel...
by katie1980
Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
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Thursday 9 Aug

Success! I managed not to snack at all again yesterday (this is my biggest hurdle at the moment), and didn't have the muffin that was supposed to be included with my dinner (couldn't get a pasta course without one). They didn't deliver it to the table, and I refused to take one when I paid. They wo...
by katie1980
Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
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Views: 11659

katie1980 daily check in

Day 1 (weds) Success! No snacking. Drank water instead, whenever I wanted to eat. Boy did I spend a lot of time in the bathroom yesterday morning! *lol* Probably drank about 6 x 600ml bottles water.

Starting weight: 80kg.
by katie1980
Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie!
Replies: 8
Views: 3884

Newbie!

Hi all, I just wrote a long intro, and the computer ate it! So you all have been spared from that, anyway. I don't have the time or inclination to post it all again right now, so suffice to say that I found this through Mark Forster's blog (www.markforster.net/blog/) and thought it was a great idea....