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by Tonsha
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 4 years: what a difference!
Replies: 8
Views: 11069

Re: 4 years: what a difference!

GraceW wrote:Brian Wansink said that the best diet is the one you don't know you're on. SO true.
That is just about the most amazing quote I've seen and I agree wholeheartedly!!

...so much so, I've decided to make it my signature.

DaveA :D :D
by Tonsha
Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No-Hunger Breakfasts
Replies: 42
Views: 21945

I had a lovely breakfast in the works canteen this morning: 2 Dry Toast 3 Scoops Baked Beans (Equivalent to a large tin) 1 Egg on the top! Bear in mind that I'm in the "make your meals big enough to get to the next meal & establish the habit" phase. ...and I prefaced eating with a 1 hour Urban Rangi...
by Tonsha
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 253
Views: 112595

Thanks for suggesting this SpiritSong! I was on the forum way back in 2004/2005, and had a lot of success. I lost 2+ stone (>28lbs) back then, and got to my lowest weight of my adult life: 11st 10lbs (164lbs). I left because - OOOO! Shiny!!! I came back because I'm heavier than ever at 15st 2lbs (21...
by Tonsha
Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Only" three meals...?
Replies: 29
Views: 14263

RIGHT ON!! I loved this statement: Seriously? It's hard to "only" eat three nourishing meals a day? I'm back onto NoS after a lengthy absence, but I distinctly remember feeling 'peckish' in times past, counting down the minutes to my next meal, and then thinking, "Stop being a wuss Dave! There are k...
by Tonsha
Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Between meal hunger
Replies: 27
Views: 12194

This is a really interesting thread. It was something I always struggled with. My own techniques for handling it are: 1. Have a drink 2. Take a walk. Seriously. I don't know if it is psychological - it simply takes my mind off feeling peckish - or biological - the sudden demand for energy causes fat...
by Tonsha
Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

(I've double posted this in the General Discussion - I'm a bad man! Don't worry - I won't be doing it again) Hello there! I've not been around here for a while, but when my weight hit 14 stone (196lbs) I decided it was time to do something about it. I've been NoS'ing now for about 5 weeks now, and u...
by Tonsha
Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello There!! (Again)
Replies: 1
Views: 1382

Hello There!! (Again)

Hello there! I've not been around here for a while, but when my weight hit 14 stone (196lbs) I decided it was time to do something about it. I've been NoS'ing now for about 5 weeks now, and using HabitCal to track my progress (Brilliant idea Reinhard! I was using a similar system way back in 2004 wh...
by Tonsha
Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

What day is this? (I'm losing it already... :roll: ). Oh yeah...

Day 4 (Thu): SUCCESS!

One more day before the weekend! Weeeeeeeee! :D

DaveA
by Tonsha
Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day 3 (Wed): erm... success... (very quietly)

There was a minor incident with a couple of strings of spaghetti :oops: But I'm going to count it as a success anyway. :wink:

DaveA
by Tonsha
Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 570817

Hi Deb! This midnight hunger thing sounds tricky. I'm glad that when I go to bed I just SLEEP for 7 hours straight! Maybe you culd have a 'sweet' drink (Vimto!) or some fruit near your bed. That way you don't go into the kitchen and and get tempted by other stuff. I know that it's not an 'official' ...
by Tonsha
Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ang_grrr's daily check in.
Replies: 35
Views: 20516

Hi Angela! Welcome to the group. Thought I'd just say hello and chip in with a bit of unsolicited comments/advice/controversy. I know what you mean about wanting something 'extra' around 3 or 4pm. Before I made my initial attempt on the 21 day run, I decided that this would count as a snack. Instead...
by Tonsha
Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Hi Guys! Deb: I think your left arm will be safe for quite a while yet! :lol: Ang_grr: It was a bit foggy yesterday, but nothing like on Monday. I'm glad I'm on the bus. All those pile ups sounded terrible. Its now 7:22 am on Weds morning, and we've got a bit of fog hanging around. I drove into work...
by Tonsha
Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

HAH! What an idiot! That should have been Tuesday through Friday. D'oh! No we don't celebrate thanksgiving, but some people over here think that maybe we should! (sly dig) HA HA! As for the latter end of the weeK: I scrapped it. Friday was 'Children in Need' day. It's a national charity day when peo...
by Tonsha
Fri Nov 18, 2005 7:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Wow! Friday morning already. Here's the week in summary: Day 6 (Mon): S(ick) Day 6:1g:0 Day 6 (Mon): S(till sick) Day 7:1h:0 Day 6 (Mon): S(ort of sick) Day 8:1i:0 (but feeling much better now :wink: ) Day 6 (Mon): FAILED! 0:1g:0 Urban Rangering is going Great!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :...
by Tonsha
Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day 5 (Mon): S(ick) Day 5:1f:0 Made a mistake yesterday - only had 3 S days by then. Today makes the fourth in a row :? Now the weird part: At the weigh in this morning, I honestly expected to to have gained - after all, I had 2 failures and three S days last week. I ended up losing 1lb. How weird i...
by Tonsha
Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Ah yes...soup. Diane has made a loverly lentil soup I must get around to trying... :)

Day 4 (Sun): S Day 4:1e:0

That's four S Days in a row. This is the easiest diet ever! 8)

DaveA
by Tonsha
Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day 2 (Fri): S(ick) Day Yes, I've not been feeling very well today. Probably caught the cold that my eldest (by 3 minutes) has had. Was all shakey after lunchtime and ended up going for a Mars bar for the sugar rush. Day 3(Sat): S Day An official S Day today, and thank heavens! I've really snacked a...
by Tonsha
Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 570817

Hey Deb! I just caught up with your check in and seen your 'during' photo. You look terrific! And well done on your 2lb loss. That's fantastic! Sounds like the extra activity is paying off. :o I've been maintaining for the past 4 weeks, but not done anything other than UR. NoS & Exercise - it's a co...
by Tonsha
Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day 19 (Tue): FAILURE! Don't know how to really describe this one. I did well all day, Had a nice big dinner, and then went for a couple of extra sausages and a round of bread. Once I'd blown it, I ended up having a bowl of cereal for supper. Day 1 (Wed): FAILURE! I started today, fully confident th...
by Tonsha
Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Quick update...

Day 18 (Mon again): SUCCESS! 18:18:0

...and gone again...

DaveA
by Tonsha
Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day 11 (Mon): S Day 11:11:1

The boys were so excited about Halloween, we decided to really go for it and make it special for them. It was pointless not joining in, so I guess this counts as an S Day :)

DaveA
by Tonsha
Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 836
Views: 579960

Hi there! That's me for another 21 :wink:

DaveA
by Tonsha
Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Wow. I think this is the longest I've gone without updating my log. And I haven't got your library excuse, Deb! A *whole* week! Day F (Mon): SUCCESS f:f:1 Day G (Tue): SUCCESS g:g:2 Day H (Wed): SUCCESS h:h:0 :( Day I (Thu): SUCCESS i:i:1 Day J (Fri): SUCCESS j:j:0 :( Day K (Sat): S Day k:k:0 (I'll ...
by Tonsha
Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judith's Daily Check-in
Replies: 54
Views: 31423

I think you'll find that S days can vary considerably. I've had days similar to the one you've described (just not hungry at all), and then I've had days where I've just eaten anything wafted under my nose (Like this weekend! :lol: ). But it doesn't matter - just keep N days as N days and everything...
by Tonsha
Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sue's daily check-in
Replies: 6
Views: 5674

I'm not starting from scratch today, but I'm starting another week today! And - considering the flexible way I use my S Days (Swapping saturday with Friday for instance) - maybe I should steel my determination and make sure that S-days really are S days. I'm with you for this week. Make it a good on...
by Tonsha
Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Inge's Daily Check in
Replies: 51
Views: 32020

Inge

Sounds like you're doing fine. Keep it going!

And no: You can't fail on an S Day!!

(Isn't that BRILLIANT?!!)

DaveA
by Tonsha
Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

(Not so much of a 'daily' check in this, is it?) Day A (Thu): SUCCESS! A:A:1 Day B (Fri): S Day The boys & I had a movie night in front of the TV (Jason & the Argonaughts - the classic 1963 version. Brilliant!). Popcorn and Jam Oaties meant this had to be an S -Day... B:B:2 Day C (Sat) S Day C:C:3 D...
by Tonsha
Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day 9 (Wed): SUCCESS!!

...well No-S & UR was a success, but I was so busy last night that I didn't SG. D'OH!

Never mind - start again tomorrow: 9:9:0

DaveA
by Tonsha
Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Quick Update: Day 8 (mon): SUCCESS! 8:8:8 No funny stuff. UR & SG as normal. Weighed myself this morning, and I've maintained (12st 2lbs = 170lbs). But I've cinched my belt that extra notch as I mentioned yesterday. I guess I'm starting to put muscle on and toning my middle. :D That's FANTASTIC! I E...
by Tonsha
Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 570817

Hiya Chicken! Glad to see my pardner is still rockin' and rollin' !! Keep strong, cos we're gonna shake the world! (or not...considering we're both trying to lose weight. But anyway...) It must be a real bummer trying to do all your computer stuff at the library. Can you take floppy disks or usb pen...
by Tonsha
Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 239391

Hi Carole. Just thought I'd wish you well :)

Missing breakfast is *hard*. I don't think I ever missed breakfast, even before I got on the latest No-S attempt. Just stay positive and grit your teeth! You can make it 'til lunch time!

...and make sure you have breakfast tomorrow!

Good luck!

DaveA
by Tonsha
Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

HA! Monday! Day 4 (Thu): SUCCESS! Day 5 (Fri): S Day It was the ward birthday party (1 year since we moved into the new building). games, dancing & food. Definitely an S-Day... Day 6 (Sat): S Day Day 7 (Sun): SUCCESS! Didn't SG but went on a Self-defence seminar (4 hours). I'll count this as SG & UR...
by Tonsha
Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Snack Battle
Replies: 9
Views: 7717

For me it's a warm drink. I fill up on as much water as possible, but about 4 hours after a meal I start getting hunger pangs. A warm drink seems to settle me down and makes me last another hour. If I can get through that fourth hour, the pangs go away. (I may still feel hungry - looking forward to ...
by Tonsha
Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 20 Lbs.-about 1 per week
Replies: 6
Views: 11927

WOW! That's fantastic! Congratulations.

That's what? 4 months to drop 20 lbs. Very impressive. Keep working at it.

DaveA
by Tonsha
Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 836
Views: 579960

Well done Azazoth! that's quite an achievement. See you in 21.

DaveA
by Tonsha
Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Hey - I've not posted for two days....

Day 2 (Tues): SUCCESS!! 2:2:2

Day 3 (Weds): SUCCESS!! 3:3:3

Things going OK so far. Tried pulling in another notch on my belt. It was a bit 'snug' so I let it out again. Next week maybe!

DaveA
by Tonsha
Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 570817

Deb, 4.5 pounds is great! No wonder your pants fell down! I'm glad that you can see this in such a positive light. YAY DEB!! SHE'S OUR GIRL! GO! GO! GO! As far as plateauing (sp?) goes, I've no idea how to deal with it since I've not been doing the diet for long enough. I'm pretty sure it's just aro...
by Tonsha
Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day 1 (Mon): SUCCESS!! No problems today and no funny stuff. I also UR'd and SG'd today, so I am 1:1:1 :D Checked my weight this morning and I am 12st 2lbs (170lbs). That's another pound lost (although Saturday morning's sneak peak had me at 169). Deb: my BMI came out as 27.4 at this site: http://ww...
by Tonsha
Sun Oct 09, 2005 8:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

OK - A quick update for the weekend before getting stuck in tomorrow... Friday: SUCCESS! Saturday: S Day Sunday: S Day Saturday was a major snack day (especially since I went to the cinema in the evening - lots of popcorn 'n' chocolate!!) Today was much more modest. I had dessert after Dinner, and t...
by Tonsha
Fri Oct 07, 2005 9:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day 24 21 (Thu): FAILURE! :shock: Bit of a shock this, as it is my first failure. The problem came at dinner. Had a 'full' plate, but it obviously wasn't 'full enough' as I finished my meal and didn't feel satisfied. That was the first time since I started the diet. I wanted another slice of bread. ...
by Tonsha
Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day 2321: SUCCESS!

No S seemed almost easy today. No real temptations or hunger pangs. I'm really chuffed. Only rangered for 30 mins, but SG'd in the evening.

A good day.

DaveA
by Tonsha
Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 570817

Deb I don't really believe in coincidences. I think it is fortuitous that positive things have been happening to you personally and at work, *and* you lost your Internet account as well. These are all very upbeat changes that you can monopolise on - and it sounds like you are in the right attitude t...
by Tonsha
Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Thanks for the encouragement Deb! Day 22 21 : SUCCESS! Well...success at No S. UR'd for half an hour today, not the full hour. SG just didn't happen (I finally got around to painnting the Bathroom ceiling - maybe this could count as exercise!) I'll do better today. But I'm not beating myself up abou...
by Tonsha
Tue Oct 04, 2005 7:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day 21 21 : SUCCESS! No funny stuff. Whatsoever. Although I was sincerely tempted on a couple of occasions (Seconds at dinner. Finish off the boy's supper :twisted:) Rangered as normal, and remembered to SG just before I went to bed. Not a 'pure' SG. Kept the routine to exercises that wouldn't hit m...
by Tonsha
Mon Oct 03, 2005 8:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 570817

Hiya Sweetie! Don't worry - I'm still around (just locked out of the forum for most of the time :? ) Sorry to hear about your difficulties over the past week, but happy to hear about how you keep losing your pants! :lol: It just goes to show how small mistakes don't completely cock-up the overall pl...
by Tonsha
Mon Oct 03, 2005 8:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 836
Views: 579960

Hello again. That's me finished 2 three-week stints. And now for the grand unveiling....(Trumpet fanfare) 3lbs lost in the last 21 days for a grand total of 9lbs in 6 weeks!! That's very respectable and I am quite overjoyed by it. I haven't SG'd in the last three weeks, so I wonder if that has affec...
by Tonsha
Sun Oct 02, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

HAH! The geek stuff gets multiple responses from the guys! Amazing... (There was a reason I put the 'twisted' symbol onto that post...) AZ - I'm just a computer guy wannabe. I work at a software company, but in a management role. They haven't let me touch code for over ten years !! Reinhard - the nu...
by Tonsha
Sun Oct 02, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY REINHARD!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 10307

Reinhard!

MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY!

We all hope you have a great day, filled with family, friends and fun!

All the best

DaveA
by Tonsha
Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Hi everyone! Thanks for all of the comments and encouragement. I'm really struggling to get time to check in and do review everybody's dailys, but I'll try and do a bit better over the weekend. Down to business: Day 1H 21 (Wed): SUCCESS! Day 1I 21 (Thu): SUCCESS! No problems or funny stuff. Rangerin...
by Tonsha
Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Oh, dear. Another couple of days missed... Day 1D 21 (Sat): SUCCESS! Day 1E 21 (Sun): S Day Day 1F 21 (Mon): SUCCESS! Day 1G 21 (Tue): SUCCESS! Rangered as normal on all N days, but no extra exercise (SG or anything else) other than Saturday. I did some gardening on Saturday, and my shoulder is comp...
by Tonsha
Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LYNNES DAILY POST
Replies: 27
Views: 18424

Hi Lynne! You are doing great! Don't worry about what happened over the weekend. As Reinhard has said: You Cannot fail on S Days (This is becoming a bit of a mantra for me, but it is so true!) S Days are what makes this diet work. Especially for the first few weeks, because we *all* need to be able ...
by Tonsha
Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 570817

Hey Deb, It is all my fault!! :cry: Sorry I've not been around for a few days. Don't worry about the *bleep up*. Maybe you can swap it for a Sat/Sun S-day. Remember that even Reinhard said that he goes bananas once in a while. :o We've all just got to get up and keep moving again. Strange how we bot...
by Tonsha
Sat Sep 24, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Howdy everyone! Wow, it's been a crazy week. Work, Church and family have been more hectic than *five* really hectic things! :lol: The important stuff: Day 1A 21 (Wed): SUCCESS! Day 1B 21 (Thu): SUCCESS! Day 1C 21 (Fri): S Day (I can hear you all say "Whaaat!"). Yes. Went to a birthday party with as...
by Tonsha
Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day 19 21 : SUCCESS! Funny stuff: Hot choc in the afternoon. Some virtual plating at dinner time. Rangered as normal. No SG. Continued with the wheat bag when I went to bed. Hi Deb! I always post the day *after* - that way I know it has been a success. There's no way to cheat then :lol: Anytime you ...
by Tonsha
Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

OK. Here we go... The BEFORE Picture: http://static.flickr.com/26/42794568_21f2e35ae8.jpg Frightening isn't it? That was me the week before I started No S again (About 4 weeks ago). More importantly, this photo is the *reason* I started No S again!! I'm glad that my arm is covering up that belly, 'c...
by Tonsha
Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: I wanna upload a picture from my flickr account...
Replies: 4
Views: 7297

Thanks!

Let's see if I can get my 'before' picture posted tonight....

DaveA
by Tonsha
Tue Sep 20, 2005 7:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day 18 21 : SUCCESS! No funny stuff. I was really tempted around supper time, but forced myself to have a drink and just get on with my chores at home. Rangered as normal, but no SG. This will be my second week of layoff from SG and my shoulder ached today (had to do a little bit of digging on Satur...
by Tonsha
Mon Sep 19, 2005 7:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 20
Views: 11337

Hi CarrieAnn! I know what you mean about getting support in the forums. It has really helped me over the last 4 weeks (Especially Deb - She's really great!) It might be a good idea to set up a daily check in as well (have you already done that? I haven't noticed if you did - please forgive my ignran...
by Tonsha
Mon Sep 19, 2005 7:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just doing NoS now
Replies: 9
Views: 7964

WOW Tracey!

It sounds like you have developed you 'habit muscles' really well! Your daily diet & exercise habits sound like they have already worked fabulously! Just keep on doing it - it is obviously working for you.

DaveA
by Tonsha
Mon Sep 19, 2005 7:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: You're Sixteen...
Replies: 10
Views: 8161

YAY Deb!! That's FANTASTIC!!

That has got to make you feel proud/happy/inspired/INVINCIBLE!

Hope you have (had?) a great time and remember that there is more to come!, 'cos if we just keep plugging away at No S and SG and UR we will just feel better and better!

DaveA
by Tonsha
Mon Sep 19, 2005 7:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Phew...what a busy weekend. Got three days to catch up on: Day 15 21 : SUCCESS! Day 16 21 : S Day Day 17 21 : S Day Everything going well so far. No funny stuff on Friday (well.. we had a family video night and the boys had a new popcorn. Smelled interesting, so I tried 3 kernals just to see what it...
by Tonsha
Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day 14 21 : SUCCESS! No funny stuff. Rangered as normal. No SG or any other exercise. (Is this getting boring? Maybe I should start telling jokes or something...) Oh, Deb. I was thinking: Just in case you get another virus, or your hard disk crashes (heaven forbid), it might be a good idea to get a ...
by Tonsha
Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's (Mo's) Daily Check In
Replies: 77
Views: 39306

Well done Mo! Keep going!

Remember: "We're in it for the long haul". "It's a marathon, not a sprint". And...

"There's no such thing as failure on an S Day! :lol:

DaveA
by Tonsha
Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 836
Views: 579960

Well done Mo! That's fantastic!

And you called us 'Nossers' ?! That's hilarious! (sounds like 'Tossers' which has a very rude meaning in the UK) :lol:

Do we have an 'official' name? Or should we come up with one?

DaveA
by Tonsha
Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 570817

Hi Deb

Glad you had a good day! Things are going fine with me. No problems on day three.

(Lookin' forward to lunch on day 4, now!) :D

DaveA
by Tonsha
Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day 1321: SUCCESS!

No funny stuff at all (still had my 3:00pm drink, but bought Coffeemate at lunch time so I could have Caro instead of Hot Choc/Soup).

Rangered as normal. No SG or any other exercise.

A good day. :)

DaveA
by Tonsha
Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day 12 21 : SUCCESS! No funny stuff (other than a Hot Choc at around 3:30 pm). Rangered as usual, but no SG. I'm laying off the SG for two weeks. I've got some shoulder pain from 'churning butter'. :? The good news is: I weighed myself this morning and lost another 2 lbs! This makes a total of 6 lbs...
by Tonsha
Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 570817

YAY! Way to go, DEB!! Well done! This is a great way to start another 21 days! How positive can that be? I'll be joining Deb and keep my weight loss 'secret' for the next three weeks. (But if you want to see how much I lost in the first three weeks - go look at my daily check in). Stroll on! (Or sh...
by Tonsha
Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Timing of meals
Replies: 31
Views: 17204

I don't know why I haven't already commented in this thread... I generally eat breakfast just before 6:30 am (I have to leave home at 6:30 to catch the bus). Breakfast is usually a bowl of cereal followed by a slice of toast. Lunch is around 11:30 am. That's five hours later, which can be a struggle...
by Tonsha
Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm not doing so well with S days
Replies: 21
Views: 11955

" Failure isn't possible on S days" WOW! What a quote! And I have to agree. S days are what make this diet work. You can have what you like at weekends - no restrictions nor recriminations. And - like Reinhard says - your S day habits will change because your N day habits will carry over into the we...
by Tonsha
Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fruit Shrine
Replies: 35
Views: 19950

I'm not a big fruit eater - a habit I really need to change. My wife loves all sorts.

On a daily basis I eat bananas, apples and pears. I had a nectarine last week. (Aren't I adventurous? :lol: )

Pineapples are nice too.

DaveA
by Tonsha
Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 570817

Hi Deb! Sorry to hear about your bad S day, but remember that S days are there to allow us to blow off steam once in a while. And anyway, it's obvious that you recognised what is was doing to your body and how it made you feel. That's more than halfway to changing those habits for a lifetime! I'd be...
by Tonsha
Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Didn't log in for Sunday did I? Day 10 21 : S Day Yahoo! I'm now a member of the 21 day club! Day 11 21 (Day 22): SUCCESS! Had a conversation with someone which wound me up a bit. Around supper time I was *really* tempted to eat. A couple of bowls of cereal was the comfort I craved. But I'm glad to ...
by Tonsha
Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 836
Views: 579960

Well here I am! It seems a very quick 21 days to me, but that just goes to show me that it is possible. The view from up here is...pretty much the same as it was 21 days ago, BUT I *FEEL* BETTER :lol: I've still not got my 'before' picture posted, and I forgot to weigh myself this morning (Last year...
by Tonsha
Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blue Daisy's Daily Check In
Replies: 101
Views: 80475

Daisy You're doing really good. Keep working at it. 'success in small steps' is absolutely right. Your experience with the dessert mirrors one of mine. I am amazed at how quickly I've become satisfied with less food at each meal. Today was Day 21 (and an S day) for me. I've snacked intermittently bu...
by Tonsha
Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 570817

Bacon butties with HP sauce....I'm drooling again! I know pork is unhealthy, but I just *love* the stuff!! Gammon & chips with a fried egg on top...stop it! stop it! Fortunately, I only eat meat about twice a month. So it's bacon/gammon the first time and chicken the second. I think my body can stan...
by Tonsha
Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day K 21 (20): S Day A really nice day today. Enjoyed having sweets & a very occasional snack (1 I think). Had chippy dinner at a mates house and couldn't finish it. The base 21 thing is just a bit silly (grin) but I wanted to keep track of consistency in multiples of 21. Would 1.1 make more sense? ...
by Tonsha
Sat Sep 10, 2005 2:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day 19: SUCCESS! No Funny Stuff. (Other than a minor virtual plating incident at tea time: Isaac's left over pizza fingers were too much to resist! I left room on my plate for them :wink: ) Rangered as normal, but no SG as I had friends over in the evening. Deb: You are right once again. I have done...
by Tonsha
Fri Sep 09, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: I wanna upload a picture from my flickr account...
Replies: 4
Views: 7297

Hey Carole!

Can you put up instructions on how to embed images from flikr accounts?

I need to post my 'before' picture, and I'm thinking of registering for a flickr account to do it. Instructions would be good, 'cos then I know it would be worth the effort :D

Thanks in advance!

DaveA
by Tonsha
Fri Sep 09, 2005 9:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blue Daisy's Daily Check In
Replies: 101
Views: 80475

Daisy Well done so far! You're doing great! It's quite understandable to be nervous about S days. The first time I tried No S (About a year ago) I had a couple of false starts because of this. False starts are (almost) to be expected. It may take a few attempts before we get the habits fully ingrain...
by Tonsha
Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Spiralstares' Check-In: What A Piece Of Work Is Man
Replies: 66
Views: 42413

OK - so you're "building a fence around the law". Introducing another set of standards to make sure that you can't break the minimum level. BUT - you aren't getting all hung up if you need to drop back to the minimum standard every once in a while. Well it's working! Congrats on the weight loss agai...
by Tonsha
Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Thanks for the pep talk Deb - you're a sweetie! It was a tough day but... not *that* tough, really. A Hot Choc fixed it, but I realise now that I could have made myself a Caro or something (got to remember I've got Caro in my desk draw - I always forget!). AT least that way there would have been no ...
by Tonsha
Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:58 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question Regarding Hunger
Replies: 14
Views: 10605

Hi Sybil. Maybe it's just a case of habit and conditioned reflexes again. In your normal place of work, you are used to eating 3 (or however many) meals a day plus snacking. You may have done this for years. So there are all these snacking 'triggers' in that environment that ring the bell (Pavlov's ...
by Tonsha
Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sheepishly returning...
Replies: 18
Views: 11623

Hi Cynthia! Welcome to the gang! Congratulations on your first day. You did great! If your 'funny stuff' was half a slushy and a slice of bread, well that's nothing! You've probably already had a better day there than you've had in the last three weeks or so (That's what I used to say to myself when...
by Tonsha
Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day 17: SUCCESS! Funny Stuff: This would be one of my hardest days so far. Everything went fine until around 3pm when I suddenly had an attack of the 'munchies'. I made sure I drank plenty of water, but it didn't sate the urge, so I had a Hot Chocolate from the machine. A (well) sugared drink, but n...
by Tonsha
Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 347161

Hey Freakwitch! I just caught up on your Daily Check In and wanted to say "Well Done!" along with everybody else. It sounds like you're making fantastic progress and seeing the benefits too. (I'm just impressed that I've pulled in a belt notch after 2 weeks...) And congrats on getting Ubuntu install...
by Tonsha
Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blue Daisy's Daily Check In
Replies: 101
Views: 80475

Hi Daisy! It's good to have you with us! I'm sure you will be able to cope with No-S. 3-0-1 sounds quite a bit harder, and if you've done that once, you will be able No-S now. Just make sure you get a decent plate of food at every meal. I've found that I need to feel comfortably full at the end of t...
by Tonsha
Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: cvmom's daily check-in
Replies: 366
Views: 144773

Keep moving Dru. And well done. 45 minute walks are nothing to be sneezed at (as I am learning myself). Every step makes a difference! And I agree with Deb about those endorphins! Every time I exercise I take a few seconds and just close my eyes and enjoy the rush/satisfaction of actually completing...
by Tonsha
Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jammin' Jan's Check-In
Replies: 1081
Views: 339065

Jan That's fantastic! I had a similar experience recently, when I snacked through an S day and then couldn't finish a normal plate at dinner time. It really is amazing how such a simple system can have such a far reaching effect on both your body AND mind. And Peetie's comments about not having to c...
by Tonsha
Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 570817

Deb

That must be a huge relief. I'm really pleased for you and your family. The horrible thing is not knowing where your loved ones are.

I guess we just have to keep hoping and praying for those who are still in that situation.

DaveA
by Tonsha
Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day 16 SUCCESS! No funny stuff. Rangered as normal, but no SG (I just got caught up in family stuff and didn't get around to it. By the time I realised it was a choice of SG/Bed - and the bed won out!). Deb & cvmom - thanks for the comments on my pic. It turned out quite nice once I chopped out the ...
by Tonsha
Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:01 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: Just messing around...
Replies: 8
Views: 11523

Hiya Deb! Thanks for replying on my Test thread! I really struggled to decide what to use as my avatar. In the end I just thought "What the heck! I'll use a photo!". It took me ages to get it down to the right size though. Do you like the signature as well? I found the quote just the other day! DaveA
by Tonsha
Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

I'm a couple of days behind again... Day 14: S Day Day 15: SUCCESS! No funny stuff today, but I did have a rather 'hairy' moment around Dinner time. I filled my plate and then took three pieces of french stick as well, thinking "It's a bit of a cheat, but it doesn't matter". I began to feel rather g...
by Tonsha
Sun Sep 04, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: Just messing around...
Replies: 8
Views: 11523

Signature Test

Just checkin' a message with the new signature...

DaveA
by Tonsha
Sun Sep 04, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Spiralstares' Check-In: What A Piece Of Work Is Man
Replies: 66
Views: 42413

Just dropping in to make a quick update. Since my last post I've lost another 5 pounds which means I'm down 31.5 pounds since June 16. Not too shabby. I'm happy that things are starting to cool down a bit and I'm eagerly anticipating autumn which is my favorite time of year. I much happier when I c...
by Tonsha
Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 836
Views: 579960

Well done Deb! You're an inspiration!

And well done everyone else who made the club & keep re-checking in.

(I intend to join you all very soon...)
by Tonsha
Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day 13: S Day And what a day! I was snacking here and there throughout the day. When I got to dinner time I found that I couldn't finish! I was too full! I actually left food on my plate. (I still don't believe that). It's amazing how much my capacity has reduced since starting this. What I ate on D...
by Tonsha
Sat Sep 03, 2005 10:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Woops! I've missed a coupla days... Day 11: SUCCESS! No funny stuff and no SG (layoff day - I've got a shoulder pain following day 10's session). Rangered as normal. Day 12: SUCCESS! No funny stuff and another day's layoff from SG. No rangering, 'cos I went on an errand at lunchtime and caught the b...
by Tonsha
Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day 10: SUCCESS! Funny stuff: Once a month I go to lunch with the rest of my team. I knew I wouldn't 'last' until then (for some reason my body likes to eat lunch 4 hours after breakfast), so I took a banana into work to tide me over. I fully intended to virtual plate my lunch. I expected to leave e...
by Tonsha
Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tonsha's Log
Replies: 128
Views: 69347

Day 9: SUCCESS! No funny stuff. I Rangered for slightly longer than normal today (an extra mile) and SG'd just before bed! Almost the perfect day... Deb: Thanks for the heads up. I always thought Ibuprofen were worse on the stomach than aspirin, though. I'll have to do some extra research. Fortunate...