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by bizzybee
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 166274

Good morning all, hope you enjoy this S day!
I'm excited.

I have started a new daily check-in thread.
by bizzybee
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee 2017 - no quitting!
Replies: 4
Views: 3935

Day 1

Always start on an S day! I have a fat stripey grey kitten in my lap and hot coffee - life is pretty good. I am making pancakes and sausage is a few minutes for the kids and their friends who slept over - I might have some too Today is a big cooking day - I am making our traditional New Years feast,...
by bizzybee
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee 2017 - no quitting!
Replies: 4
Views: 3935

BizzyBee 2017 - no quitting!

So, I registered this account in 2007 - it's been a decade of more starts and failures than I want to admit. I have tried every diet under the sun and I keep coming back here because I do want to be freed from food obsession and diet obsession and this is the only system that gives me that. New Year...
by bizzybee
Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 166274

Oolala53 - led me from the Facebook group to this fantastic, just what I've been looking for, discussion. So, my thinking is that my goal for the year is really just one thing. For the next 12 months, the only "diet" or eating plan I will follow is No-S. I already feel a little relieved that I will ...
by bizzybee
Mon May 23, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bizzybee checks in
Replies: 36
Views: 14331

Ah Monday. This week it feels like a relief. Thinking up snacks and sweets for S days was hard work and ultimately less satisfying than I had imagined. I ended up being not hungry for my favorite pizza and Chinese food. But the brioche French toast I made was quite delicious and sweet and very treat...
by bizzybee
Sun May 22, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bizzybee checks in
Replies: 36
Views: 14331

About rowing

Thanks lpearlmom Rowing is a huge part of our lives. My daughter really wants to be a rowing coach, she was a coxswain in highschool. Her passion for the sport is kind of inspiring. She is at a regatta right this very moment rowing a single and coxing a master's 8. Navy camp is open to anyone with r...
by bizzybee
Sat May 21, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bizzybee checks in
Replies: 36
Views: 14331

Saturday morning :P I guess that Saturday morning weight should be my low for the week and so I have lost 3.2 in seven days and 7 pounds in 15 days. I imagine that from here it slows down. I am unsure how much being sick had to do with the weightloss. I do weigh in every morning, I have an app that ...
by bizzybee
Sat May 21, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bizzybee checks in
Replies: 36
Views: 14331

Saturday morning :P I guess that Saturday morning weight should be my low for the week and so I have lost 3.2 in seven days and 7 pounds in 15 days. I imagine that from here it slows down. I am unsure how much being sick had to do with the weightloss. I do weigh in every morning, I have an app that ...
by bizzybee
Fri May 20, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bizzybee checks in
Replies: 36
Views: 14331

Day 15 and TGIF

Yesterday was really tough it was my first night of having to negotiate with myself about snacking after dinner. I got through it but it was not easy.

I am very much looking forward to Saturday.
by bizzybee
Thu May 19, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bizzybee checks in
Replies: 36
Views: 14331

Day 14 and I'm still here. Right this very moment I am a little hungry, but I'm trying to wait till noon to break my fast for the day. I am picking up lunch after I run errands. Tonight I am making Caesar salad on naan "pizza", it's a family favorite and super easy to pull together. Last night I mad...
by bizzybee
Wed May 18, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bizzybee checks in
Replies: 36
Views: 14331

Thank you lpearlmom, I am starting to feel better. Prednisone sucks though, it's been a few years since I have had to take a course, and it's awful stuff. So, I am here on day 13, still on track which is amazing considering, I have had a vacation, Mother's Day and a major illness. I am down 6 pounds...
by bizzybee
Mon May 16, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bizzybee checks in
Replies: 36
Views: 14331

It's been a few days since I last checked in and I am currently very sick and asthma medications are killing my appetite, so I'm not really in a normal cycle. So, Thursday we flew to Florida and I gave myself the day off from NoS - we went to a theme park and I had sweets. Friday, I did great, two h...
by bizzybee
Thu May 12, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bizzybee checks in
Replies: 36
Views: 14331

Day 6 success no s plus Intermittent fasting 16/8 I woke up at 5:30 AM and thought "no way, I can make it 6.5 hours without food, I'm already hungry." But then, I did. I stayed busy and drank tea. Meal 1 - Reuben, Greek yogurt with blueberries, a couple of tortilla chips Meal 2- berry protein smooth...
by bizzybee
Tue May 10, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bizzybee checks in
Replies: 36
Views: 14331

Day 5 - success I got a little hungry waiting for it to be noon but it wasnt terrible. I did two meals and a lemonade today. I just wasn't really hungry for my second meal. I hit my water goal, maybe that helped. Meal 1 - smoked chicken sandwich with cheese, baby carrots and Greek yogurt with bluebe...
by bizzybee
Tue May 10, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bizzybee checks in
Replies: 36
Views: 14331

End of day wrap up (day 4) Pretty easy day all around. I did not eat healthy food for the most part. 1:00 - 2 hot dogs, olive oil potato chips (they were healthy hot dogs and whole wheat buns) 4:30 - berry protein smoothie 7:00 - fantastic Reuben grilled on the panini press, sweet potato fries Also ...
by bizzybee
Mon May 09, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bizzybee checks in
Replies: 36
Views: 14331

There were some very delicious meals over the weekend, Mother's Day included a pie. I have a bit of a " I really over-did it" feeling. I did try to stick to the three meal structure and I did not snack or have seconds, I did have a lot of sweets however in addition to my meals. So, back to it today....
by bizzybee
Fri May 06, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bizzybee checks in
Replies: 36
Views: 14331

Thank you for the welcome Osonie. I'm here and done with food for the day. I guess I'll mark my habit cal in the morning. I ate breakfast around 11, lunch around 2 and dinner around 6:30. B- two slices of sprouted wheat toast with butter and low sugar marmalade, I also grabbed a cup of Greek yogurt ...
by bizzybee
Fri May 06, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bizzybee checks in
Replies: 36
Views: 14331

9 years later...

9 years later and 20 pounds heavier, I'm back. I look back at periods of No S success like lighthouses amid the rocks. They were the times I felt at peace with food and my body. I am now 44 with a 19 year old who is becoming a personal trainer and a 16 year old who is trying out for the national row...
by bizzybee
Fri May 06, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's your No S?
Replies: 45
Views: 32673

Mods: none trying to get vanilla down first Intelligent Dietary Defaults: I make whole milk Greek yogurt every Sunday - trying to avoid empty carbs as they make me hungrier Alcohol: I have added a glass of red wine every night because it's supposed to help with insulin sensitivity. Coffee: lots wit...
by bizzybee
Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My marvelous semi daily check-in
Replies: 5
Views: 4514

I'm headed into Wednesday with two green days, like Bernie, I've got momentum. :P My husband and I both took the day off to get the house ready for our daughters Birthday party on Friday, do some shopping,have a nice lunch etc. So it's a mid-week date day. I am going to be cooking up some quiches an...
by bizzybee
Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My marvelous semi daily check-in
Replies: 5
Views: 4514

Can we just pretend I didn't leave for 4 months?

4 months later and 10 pounds heavier - I'm over 240, (241.2) that's the highest in many years. I'm 43 and I Know I need to get a handle on this. It seems to be harder every year. Ok, so I had several green days last week. I was practicing. Over the weekend, a ton of sweet stuff appeared in my home. ...
by bizzybee
Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ~~~~~~~March Challenge~~~~~~
Replies: 42
Views: 22374

I'd like to join in here. I had three green days this week and then went red the last two. My focus is not good right now. Accountability will be helpful. I have two goals vanilla No-S Hitting my daily activity goals on my Apple Watch every single day 2NWS days this month 1) daughter's birthday Marc...
by bizzybee
Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My marvelous semi daily check-in
Replies: 5
Views: 4514

My marvelous semi daily check-in

I'm back. I seem to come back every other fall or so.

So, I know the basics, I know what works and doesn't work and I am starting tomorrow, hoping to get 21 days strung together. I have no need for a NWS day in the next 3 weeks.

I will spend today trying to detox from Halloween candy.
by bizzybee
Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Losing Weight!
Replies: 13
Views: 5126

Had to jump in the Happy thread. I restarted a week ago and have been tracking on a blog. I lost 7 pounds this week! It's certainly encouraging, I'll try to remember it when I lose nothing for a couple of weeks down the road.
by bizzybee
Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet Blogs (add yours too!)
Replies: 88
Views: 184722

I was thinking about posting recipes, if I can figure out how to do a cut on there. I really love to cook things that are healthy but comforting and kid friendly. I just finished my first week of the visual table and I'm down 7 pounds. I have no idea why. I do know I have had moments where I spent a...
by bizzybee
Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet Blogs (add yours too!)
Replies: 88
Views: 184722

I have a blog I am working on. I like the visual reinforcement, so it's mostly food photos at the moment. I will probably add some more thoughts on the plan as I get more green days under my belt.

http://21-meals.blogspot.com/
by bizzybee
Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

One stomach flu away from my perfect size.

Ugh. The stomach flu hit my family hard. We hadn't had a gastroenteritis event in many years, my kids don't remember ever throwing up before. So I'm finally eating normally again, trying to get back in the 3 meals swing of things, hoping I can workout tomorrow. In good news I'm seeing the 220s for t...
by bizzybee
Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Connorcream Checkin
Replies: 296
Views: 112312

Wow! I just read through this whole thread. What encouraging losses and a positive attitude you have. I've been playing with the idea of keeping to no-s and adding up WW points at the end of the day M-F. Points are so second nature to me and faster to figure than calories. It would just give me a ha...
by bizzybee
Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

Hello again

So, lets see. I drifted for about 3 weeks after my last post and then joined weight watchers the week before Thanksgiving. Almost 4 months later I've lost about 15 pounds and I am growing really tired of points and the very slow rate of loss. Exercise has been good, I belong to two gyms and I receiv...
by bizzybee
Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

Still kicking around

I was on vacation for 10 days and took them all as S days. I know!! But I'm back now and on day 4 of the good ol vanilla style No S. It seems like its a whole lot easier to get back on the wagon when you haven't been off it long. I am trying to make fairly healthy choices this week especially as the...
by bizzybee
Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 240766

Peace to you and your family, I am so so sorry.
by bizzybee
Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

Wednesday- checking in I just finished lunch, it is a half day so I have the kids home for the afternoon. I am anticipating feeling snacky later this afternoon. Something about being stuck at home. So, I am eating a big satisfying lunch, grilled cheese, tomato soup with goldfish and a sliced apple. ...
by bizzybee
Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

YAWN

Its Tuesday evening and I am finished with eating opportunities for the day. It was a good day... albeit rather Mexican inspired. Ezekiel english muffin and greek yogurt with blueberries Ate at a new to me place, across from new office Quesadilla - that contained whole wheat tortilla, cheese, pesto,...
by bizzybee
Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: frugaltexan's check in
Replies: 280
Views: 105517

I want to be the first one to congratulate you on 21 days!
Just one more, you have so totally got this.
by bizzybee
Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

Sunday stylings

Yikes, I think I'm getting a cold. DD is passed out in bed. I got her from a sleep over and she said she wasn't feeling well, asleep for 3 hours now. So, I'm on October 4th and still green! I have dinners planned and groceries bought. Dinners this week; Sunday- chicken tenderloins, butternut squash ...
by bizzybee
Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

S-day reporting Saturday eggs with veggies leftover spaghetti with meat sauce and a kashi granola bar a ginger chew 1/2 rack of ribs, sweet potato, coleslaw and garlic bread followed by blackberry cobbler, unsweetened tea one oatmeal porter I'm stuffed, truly. Nothing planned for tomorrow, indulgenc...
by bizzybee
Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

Friday

Reporting in with a good moment. Today I was standing at a cash register with my husband and he saw me staring longingly at a bag a Jelly bellies. He tried to buy them for me and I said "No, it's Friday and Friday doesn't start with S." then he said, "Well you can have them tomorrow." I replied, "if...
by bizzybee
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: October Challenge! Yes... it's here.
Replies: 31
Views: 9164

I kind of sucked at the September challenge...

September was not all Greens but it was my most successful attempt at NoS to date. I'm having a green day today, so I guess October is a perfect month so far... My challenges in October include a 10 day vacation to the Outer Banks, my Birthday, my DH's Birthday and our Anniversary all in a 2 week pe...
by bizzybee
Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

S-day reporting- non-idiotic Yesterday was shredded wheat for breakfast, an apple with PB and cheese crackers for lunch and Pumpkin French toast with bacon for dinner (actually a pretty healthy interpretation) I also had some popcorn at the movies and an Entemann's plain cake donut. Today started wi...
by bizzybee
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

Friday check in It was a pretty good week. I managed to curtail the junk food meals a bit. I had a nice lunch today a roasted vegetable pita with cheese and a pumpkin beer. It was melty and delicious and now it is 7:00 and I am still not remotely hungry. I did make the kids dinner so its there if or...
by bizzybee
Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: September challenge!
Replies: 84
Views: 22133

I am still going strong, one red day this week, but 4 green ones with no muddying of the water and better choices when eating out, I don't have any real cravings for this weekend, maybe a good beer out on the deck in the cool evenings. I had to run to the DR on Thursday to X ray my ankle after 6 wee...
by bizzybee
Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

Just posting to note that Dh announced he's under 160 again. Since we don't snack together at night and he doesn't like to eat alone... He was already pretty slim and is now back to college weight. So, No-S by proxy is working for him I suppose. For me, meh, I had a red day yesterday. I'm not entire...
by bizzybee
Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

Yesterday's food was hot ezekiel cereal with blueberries, low fat milk and maple syrup chinese take out, one plate Burger King - whopper, small onion rings and a diet coke It was a poor eating day, too much fast food these last couple of weeks. I'm officially off it. Today I am planning healthier st...
by bizzybee
Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

Monday

I woke up nervous and a little hungry. I'm not sure what either of those things are about. I'll plan a big breakfast. I had another non-idiot weekend. They do seems to be getting easier. I feel less need to blow it up just because I can. Today, I am doing a lot of work and then ferrying kids to Scou...
by bizzybee
Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

S day reporting

Sunday
2 pieces of toast with nutella
cottage cheese

healthy sloppy Joe mix on WW sandwich thin, peach yogurt

Leftovers round-up
One polenta round, one chicken tender, one serving of green salad, sliced kiwi, 1/2 portion of Spanakopita casserole.

One brownie
by bizzybee
Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

trucking along- Sunday edition

So, Thursday I had to fire someone who had been my best friend for years but we should never have hired. It was AWFUL. The combination of feeling angry and taken advantage of and the sadness for a friendship gone never to return. So, I caved and while maybe I can virtually plate a bowl of frosted sh...
by bizzybee
Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

You know what's interesting? The WHEN of feeling strong and feeling weak and what, heretofore, unknown situations pushes those feeling to the front. Today for instance, feeling good, feeling strong then after a fast food lunch (which is allowable) I had to run errands with one very talkative 9 year ...
by bizzybee
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: frugaltexan's check in
Replies: 280
Views: 105517

I wish you luck in pushing that reset button. The road is long and full of potholes but it does LEAD somewhere great.

:)
by bizzybee
Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Intelligent Dietary Defaults (add yours!)
Replies: 93
Views: 140050

Yay for soup

I have to do a soup shout-out. It is almost autumn after all. I make some every Sunday and eat it with lunch all week long. It gives me an extra serving of veggies (or two) and warm liquids are comforting and filling. I had soup twice yesterday, butternut squash for lunch and split pea (crock pot) f...
by bizzybee
Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

Hey, thanks for stopping by and offering encouragement, I read everyone's check in threads and I need to start posting as well. I always feel like I'm bothering people in their own journal even though I KNOW that is not how it feels at all. On oatmeal, I keep it in tupperware in the fridge, it keeps...
by bizzybee
Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Mixed Drink Crisis!
Replies: 11
Views: 4704

I could do a glass of red wine every night quite happily, especially while I am cooking. I am currently saving it for S-Days, not a hard and fast rule but alcohol really affects people in different ways. After 2 drinks, I have an immediate loosening of my resistance to everything and I will eat and ...
by bizzybee
Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hunger is the Best Sauce
Replies: 4
Views: 2626

I am becoming a fan of hunger as my own (non yucky) MSG - makes everything taste more intense. Also, my kids are so hungry if they have no snacks before dinner. they don't dissect their food "is this a pepper? are these canned tomatoes? I like yellow zucchini this week not green." Last night I made ...
by bizzybee
Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Where are you in your (No S) Autobiography?
Replies: 13
Views: 4490

Definitely Chapter 3. Except sometimes I actually jump defiantly into the hole, rather than just waiting to fall in. :( Yeah, that's me. I love this hole! you can't make me leave it, and I shake my fist at the sky a lot. But I can leap right back out of it. I like this metaphor quite a bit, because...
by bizzybee
Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Strategy that works for me
Replies: 4
Views: 2645

I made nachos this week for dinner, I used healthier chips and added beans and veggie crumbles for protein, guac, sour cream etc. It was awesome. The kids looked at me like I was insane and polished the whole platter off before I could "change my mind." hah. It was the only meal this week where I ha...
by bizzybee
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

Wednesday

Perfect weather today, if it could be sunny, low humidity, slight breeze and a high of 70 every day... well that would be boring. Breakfast was so good this morning. I make steel cut oats in the crock pot. I peeled and sliced 4 apples into it as well as various apple pie spices, evaporated milk and ...
by bizzybee
Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

Fail, sweet

Food today end of day round up one spinach and egg cup pre-workout, 2 pieces of toast with PB, greek yogurt. I came home from working out and my 9 year old had made me breakfast, so I ended up eating PB toast I hadn't planned on. He had put flowers on the table, I couldn't disappoint him, and the gr...
by bizzybee
Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: heal from the inside...encouragement for all of the newbies
Replies: 10
Views: 4247

I have to echo the discovery that hunger wasn't going to kill me. I was terrified of hunger, sure I would "pass out". Now, I know that I can go for hours being hungry and be just fine. Its not pleasurable but I have found that the body brain connection is strong and many times I have thought, "Oh no...
by bizzybee
Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

Ok so this past week was not wonderful, it was stressful and I just didn't have my habits and skills in place to get through it without bingey food behavior to cope. Today, however, has been a great S day. I ate healthy food in reasonable portions, enjoyed a chai latte and an oatmeal muffin for a sn...
by bizzybee
Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: September challenge!
Replies: 84
Views: 22133

My goal is to have only 2 NWS days in September. I have exercise pretty well in hand but really need to get serious about Vanilla No-S. October is a very hard month for me, my Birthday, my husband's our anniversary and our yearly beach trip take over three weeks of the month. So I need to come throu...
by bizzybee
Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 45458

Hi checking in

I just wanted to wave hello, I'm still around. This past 2 weeks I have been trying to get it together and been absolutely plagued by stress, injury, illness etc. I am trying to turn my attitude around about it all. You know, work the problems that can be worked. I've also been thinking about health...
by bizzybee
Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

Here to report Day 5-7 are green. The weekend was not over indulgent. I drank a little on Saturday and snacked a bit on Sunday. I am still laid up with my swollen ankle but remembered deep water aerobics at the pool and will try to get there 3X this week. I had raisin bran/milk and some cottage chee...
by bizzybee
Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

Thanks for stopping by Deb! So let's see Day 3 was a FAilure, it was the smell of fresh baked bread, it undid me, fairly stupid 10 minutes before dinner after an entire day of resisting. Then Day 4 was a success and I am feeling pretty confident about today. I have turkey sausage peppers and onions ...
by bizzybee
Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

Just noting for myself that today has been really really hard. I have quite literally been inches away from my mouth and put down the snack twice. The ankle-pain thing and first of day of school and feeling a bit lonely are making me really really want food. But now I'm an hour away from dinner and ...
by bizzybee
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

day 1- Success day 2- Success walked this morning and did circuit training after I dropped off the kids. Unfortunately, I twisted my ankle, so I am elevating and icing in hopes of it remaining walkable and not too bad. I have pilates tomorrow, yay mat exercises. Last night I was hungry at bedtime ha...
by bizzybee
Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 10743

I'm back again

I think this makes my 312 attempt at No S. I am trying to focus on habit over food this time, so no menus. I am planning out dinner ahead of time but breakfast and lunch are whatever I feel like. I am on day 2 Day 1 was a success and so far so good today. I forgot what it feels like to be hungry. I ...
by bizzybee
Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: TV time/exercise??
Replies: 18
Views: 5964

Does using the wii count as being in front of the TV? I can't get pretty sore with some of the games.
by bizzybee
Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hungry between lunch and dinner...?
Replies: 20
Views: 6499

one more suggestion

Disclaimer: this is a processed drink with artificial colors and sweeteners - However, if you can get past that Special K protein water and South Beach Diet Tide me Over are powdered mixes you add to a bottle of water for 5 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber, 30 calories. I keep one in the car an...
by bizzybee
Wed May 13, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Time to STFD 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 10157

I'm back, shuffling my feet

I just read through this whole thread. Why did I stop No-S-ing? I was so sick from Dec-Feb, just one stupid illness after another, and I came out of it heavy and tired and weak. Now my teeth are fixed and the cold season is behind us, other than the possibility of a novel flu virus out there, I thin...
by bizzybee
Wed May 13, 2009 2:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breakfast :)
Replies: 23
Views: 6594

Breakfasts I love- plain greek yogurt drizzled with honey and a serving of fresh berries whole grain toast, the denser the better, with almond butter and a couple of clementines overnight crockpot steel cut oats cooked with diced apples and cinnamon Once a week I bake a pan of oatmeal bars, these ar...
by bizzybee
Tue May 12, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 45458

Checking in - This is my normal snack time. I have about 90 minutes till dinner and am just starting to feel like I might like to eat soon. I think I may go drink one of those Special K protein waters. I figure liquid is legal. Dinner tonight is grilled portobello chicken with smoked mozzarella and ...
by bizzybee
Mon May 11, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 45458

hi can I play too?

I just read through this whole thread and I am feeling so damn inspired by you all. I've been away from NoS for months and trying other things and packing on more weight. I miss that zen-like state when you just eat 3 times a day and then move n to other things. I seem to have exercise back under co...
by bizzybee
Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Time to STFD 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 10157

Feeling better this morning. Thanks for saying hi Deb. I take zyrtec for my allergies to dust and kitties. My dentist prescribed a new antibiotic for a flare up in a tooth about to be worked on, and suddenly I can breathe again, so I guess that it helped the bronchitis more that the other ABX had. I...
by bizzybee
Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Time to STFD 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 10157

Hi, still here. I'm still unwell. 10 days of bronchitis now, I'm on my second round of ABX and using inhalers etc. I am trying to avoid steroids but If I am not on the mend by Monday I'll probably need to get them started. Steroids make me crazy, that's not an exaggeration, I'll need anti-anxiety me...
by bizzybee
Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Time to STFD 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 10157

Still on track - about to cross off a green week- I feel so much better today. I took a bunch of herbs last night at bedtime. Anything immune related and I took it all... and woke up feeling totally human. breakfast was a chocolate soy protein shake and whole grain pomegranate bagel with cream chees...
by bizzybee
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New to No S with some worries--encouragement appreciated!
Replies: 4
Views: 2247

I was thinking about this adjustment we all do from eating what we believe to be an optimal amount for our bodies, whether we are following a diet and counting things or eating what main stream society deems a meal and appropriate snack foods. But, in all the years I've been hyper-focused on food an...
by bizzybee
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: wantebhealthy's final journey to the top
Replies: 285
Views: 101918

Just wanted to welcome you back, I'm on my, oh, 11th try at this!

I figure every other try was a prelude, a learning experience.
by bizzybee
Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Downsizing portions and making better food choices :)
Replies: 20
Views: 5623

Sounds smart Deb, habit is place now time to make some headway.

I have a plan to cut out starchy stuff on N days somewhere down the line. I'm still losing right now but will need to modify at some point.
by bizzybee
Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This is discouraging
Replies: 13
Views: 4655

We have 4 hungry people and big plates and often end up with 1/2 left in the pan. I just can't imagine who could eat so much.
by bizzybee
Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hundred Decisions a Day
Replies: 6
Views: 3250

Limiting opportunity is helpful in so many situations. My goodness, I do it with my kids, limit the opportunities to break rules and they feel more successful. When my dog was a puppy, I kept him crated when we weren't at home to limit opportunities for puppy mayhem. And for myself, I limit opportun...
by bizzybee
Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Time to STFD 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 10157

Drive-by post to report I am sick, this time bronchitis... I am so completely over feeling yucky all the time. I've managed to stay green all week, no appetite. Actually, last night, I fought off a pre-bedtime snack urge, had some OJ instead. Maybe I'm getting better. food today kashi waffles with b...
by bizzybee
Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Time to STFD 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 10157

OK, this week I will post every single day. I had some issues last week, ended up sick and used the amount of snow days and Holidays as an excuse to slide back into old habits. I did not have a single green day last week, (ETA- wrong both Monday and Tuesday were greens, sky is falling much??) except...
by bizzybee
Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Time to STFD 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 10157

Oh yeah, need to mention , My S-days were pretty heavy this weekend, loaded with sugar. I was not sticking to my 3 meal ladder and I definitely had more than one sweet. So if the scale isn't moving much next Saturday, I need to remember Sat-tues were not light eating days.
by bizzybee
Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Time to STFD 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 10157

I'm still here! My pants fit, yay. I can't believe its Wednesday. Monday and Tuesday were hard days but I made it through. The meals were big, I drank some beer, I had some sweetened yogurt with a meal etc. But for vanilla no s, they were green days. I am hoping to pull it back together today. Thank...
by bizzybee
Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Time to STFD 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 10157

Day 16

Thanks Deb. I am happy to report that when I actually stick to this plan, it works! I am trying to prepare myself for the inevitable slow down in that rate. I know I will be here pretty soon reporting no loss or even a gain. Its just how things go. But I do get to start back to the gym this week! So...
by bizzybee
Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Chocolate milk?
Replies: 18
Views: 7247

I drink hot cocoa. I have a pod coffee maker and I get the cocoa pods. They are sweetened with Splenda but still have calories, I add a little milk too. I feel like I am still good with vanilla No S this way. I have had some ovaltine as well when I was recovering from dental stuff, but in general I ...
by bizzybee
Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Time to STFD 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 10157

Day 15

Another Saturday, another weigh in day. I am down 3 pounds now for a total of 7 in 2 weeks. Thursday and Friday were not great "Choice" days. In fact I had a big cheeseburger and fries dinner on Friday. Today I have been snacky but, eating healthy stuff. so S-day log chocolate whey protein shake vit...
by bizzybee
Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Time to STFD 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 10157

Day 13

Wow, its day 13. Yesterday went really well, meals were healthy things that I cooked. I ate a salad, it is so good to be able to chew again. However if I had a glass ceiling system in place, I would have shattered it last night. I'm not a drinker, I go weeks without a drink. I like dark beer and red...
by bizzybee
Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Time to STFD 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 10157

Day 11, 12

yesterday was a yellow, danger danger, will robinson. I am giving myself two NWS days each month, so I lost one yesterday. I got really hungry and I had a snack. I should have had a glass of milk or a protein water or something. I now know that a bowl of cereal even super branny healthy cereal does ...
by bizzybee
Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Time to STFD 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 10157

My afternoon witching hour solution is often a chai latte made with one cup of 1% milk and some sweetener (I am using truvia right now, trying to get off the Splenda) it ends up being 16 oz of warm sweet liquid and it often eases the need to eat urgency. Today, both kids are home with yucky sounding...
by bizzybee
Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A Great Help for Dinnertime
Replies: 8
Views: 3929

I'm a sixoclock scramble user. http://www.thescramble.com I started using it a few months ago while taking steps to be more efficient with my time. I highly recc it. The menus are family friendly but not dumbed down or boring. I am saving money and we are still eating healthy food. Leftovers seem to...
by bizzybee
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mo's Check In
Replies: 51
Views: 21550

You are doing so well. I love how you frame things positively. I need to work on that!
by bizzybee
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - daily chek-in
Replies: 212
Views: 56737

I've really been enjoying reading back through your journal, thank you for sharing yourself here. I find myself nodding along as I read.
by bizzybee
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marjolein's Check In
Replies: 15
Views: 7123

Crazy weekends are par for the course when starting out. That you recognize its not a tenable situation is great. But work on getting the habits down and pretty soon they will stretch into the weekend.

You are doing so well!
by bizzybee
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Time to STFD 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 10157

Day 10

Thank you Mo. I am feeling some twingey stuff this afternoon, I am not convinced that the abscess is gone, but I'm going to keep doing the grapefruit seed extract 5X a day and see where I am in a few days. I really just do not feel like I can psychically deal with getting cut open again right now. I...
by bizzybee
Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Time to STFD 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 10157

Day 9

Thanks for stopping by Deb. Yesterday was the first time I have enjoyed eating in quite a while. My husband made Chicago style stuffed pizza and it was delish. I also had 2 beers and took the kids out for ice cream. But I didn't like mine. No idea why. So I tossed it after eating about 1/4. Its just...
by bizzybee
Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Time to STFD 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 10157

One week results

down 4 pounds Its been a strange week, the dental stuff has led to less food consumption and exercise than normal and the many pain pills and antibiotics are probably screwing me up a bit too. Next week will be interesting, assuming that this last dental visit actually did what it was supposed to, I...
by bizzybee
Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Time to STFD 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 10157

Week 1 down

Darn I missed yesterday - well, I had to go back in to get the bone re-scraped again (3rd time for those counting) , this time they put in sutures and a little collagen patch. I felt a lot better this morning but right now I'm about 80% sure the infection is back. I'm about to throw back some lorcet...
by bizzybee
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Time to STFD 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 10157

Day 6

I just ended the last of my eating opportunities for the day. Penne a la vodka and homemade garlic bread I think I may be in the clear on the tooth. Its feeling less and less ouchy. I'll be very glad to be off pain meds and antibiotics, I feel sort of toxic. Today I struggled for a few minutes aroun...
by bizzybee
Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Found No S Dec 23
Replies: 8
Views: 5017

On heavy gym days I do a a small meal before and after. I could probably virtually plate it as one breakfast, but I just thing pre-workout and post-workout. And, some days I'm not hungry after working out and handle it till lunch. But I give myself the option without calling it a failure. It is free...
by bizzybee
Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sold my diet books today
Replies: 8
Views: 3846

Sold my diet books today

Today I de-cluttered. I have a cabinet under my nightstand and it holds my Diet books. I don't like to have them out because they are embarrassing. They all represent failures, things I tried and could not be successful with. Yet, I held onto them for years, the 3 Hour diet, the No-Grain diet, the S...