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by MerryKat
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 244
Views: 103244

Thanks oolala - No S really has been my lifeline in a list of less than desirable health issues which all seem to have weight gain as a side effect! All thanks to No S (in my opinion) my weight has been fairly stable for a number of years. Yes, I could loose a bit but for me stable is perfect. autom...
by MerryKat
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat Check In
Replies: 6
Views: 3445

Whew, busy few weeks. Going well on No S, still the odd snacking red but better than earlier in the year so not stressing too much. Had hormonal issues I have been trying to sort out, seem to have found a solution for now, which is making me feel better, lets tired and foggy and more focused. Other ...
by MerryKat
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No Sweets?
Replies: 6
Views: 4803

Hello I am now totally off of sugar of all kinds due to having Type 2 Diabetes (early stages) which I do not want to get worse. I also have glaucoma which is a diabetic complication and part of my family history. Because a lot of my problem is genetic it does not make sense to carry on and ignore it...
by MerryKat
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 244
Views: 103244

Hello I just realised today is my 11 year anniversary so a good day to post on this thread! I had a number of breaks away from No S where I tried to modify it to make it better!!! Which never works and I would just end up gaining what I had lost. I am now totally off of sugar of all kinds due to hav...
by MerryKat
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat Check In
Replies: 6
Views: 3445

Thanks for the welcome back. I just realised that today is my 11 year Anniversary of No S and I love it even more today than I did when I first found it. For me No S has now become such a normal part of life that even when I don't think about it I end up doing it. I have been through and incredibly ...
by MerryKat
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat Check In
Replies: 6
Views: 3445

MerryKat Check In

Hello All Whew! I honestly cannot remember when I last posted here. But I can honestly say that No S is still an integral part of my life. This is my last check in which also links to all the past ones: https://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9408&highlight= I slide into snacking every now an...
by MerryKat
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Thanks & You are most welcome Lovedby2. Start small - make a schedule & fill it in! I can't believe how fabulous I feel in myself for sticking to 6 weeks of exercise both physically from the actual exercise and mentally & emotionally from the sense of achievement. I am so looking forward to starting...
by MerryKat
Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Tomorrow I will finish my first 6 Week Challenge! I cannot believe it is over, it seems to have flown! I have only missed 2 days and that was due to illness so I am happy that I have succeeded 100% with my challenge! Being someone who has always battled with exercise this has been a fabulous experie...
by MerryKat
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

4 Weeks Done and dusted of my 6 week challenge!!

I am feeling good and people around me are starting to mention they can see a difference!

On to Week 5 tomorrow!!!
by MerryKat
Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: debs daily check in
Replies: 67
Views: 28656

Woo!!! Hoo!!! Well Done Debs!!!
by MerryKat
Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lovedby2. I've decided to track and post
Replies: 143
Views: 51965

Wow you have been having a tough time between the cold and the fibromalgia! I think you are doing so well. I hope your trip with your mum is going well. I also have a naturally thin mum who can eat whatever and whenever and seemingly never gain anything! It is most annoying. But the interesting thin...
by MerryKat
Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Hi Lovedby2 Thanks for the encouragement. The thyroid is a pain and it can be a really good excuse to just not do anything but to me that is just giving in and I am not prepared to do that. First major part of my plan is obviously No S - I have been doing it long enough that it really is habit. I ha...
by MerryKat
Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: here to stay!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 5834

Welcome!!!

You CAN do this!!! It is simple and not complicated. Yes there will be tough days and you may even slip up. That is Ok. Just carry on to the next meal and you are back on track!
by MerryKat
Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Lovedby2
Replies: 25
Views: 14701

I have battled with the Exercise issue for years! I have finally put into place everything everyone says above. 1 - I have stopped saying I Hate exercise. I rather say that I dislike the effects of exercise (sweating & over heated). 2 - After much trial & error I have found that I quite enjoy body w...
by MerryKat
Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Thanks for the encouragement Tobiasmom & Eschano. Tobiasmom - just be an example to him and at that age it motivates them to join you. I am blessed with 2 very active kids who participate in every sport available to them at school and want to do more. Not sure where they came from as I hated sport a...
by MerryKat
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 304178

Hope you still doing well! I think the hardest thing we all face when starting No S is forgetting the what we eat for a while. If we do just focus on 3 meals a day it makes such a huge difference (emotionally, mentally & physically) once that becomes a habit. Then we have time to start worrying abou...
by MerryKat
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Thanks for the encouragement Tessy! I finished Week 3 of my challenge yesterday and started Week 4 today. Oddly I am finding counting my weeks from Wednesday to Tuesday easier and more effective than M - F. The only reason I started on a Wednesday was that I did not want to wait till Monday I wanted...
by MerryKat
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2014 "during"
Replies: 11
Views: 7139

Fabulous Picture!!

Thanks so much for sharing your family with us! ((((((Hugs))))))
by MerryKat
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New to this
Replies: 6
Views: 3569

Welcome!

Yip, I think you have found a new 'home"!

Read, read & re-read the plan & be strict with compliance of the habits! That is what gets this plan working and eventually it really does just become natural!
by MerryKat
Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Nearing the end of my second week of my 6 week challenge and I am enjoying the feeling of my body feeling stronger! I am enjoying challenging myself to an extra one of each exercise each morning I do the body weight exercises. We did some major clearing out of rubble and the last bits from our renov...
by MerryKat
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Toblincmom's No-S Journey
Replies: 111
Views: 53309

Whew! the afternoons are hard for me too! I find on days that I am really pooped a mug of warm milk & cinnamon works wonders! It feels like a real treat and it fills me up! You are doing so well with the meals and you can beat this afternoon blah! Good luck with your yoga! I have committed to 6 week...
by MerryKat
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bahhhh glass ceiling
Replies: 190
Views: 59558

Good luck with your additional S!

Sounds like a sensible mod & will make your weekend beers even more enjoyable!!!!
by MerryKat
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 176
Views: 97606

Thanks for posting all your veggie ideas!! Something we can never really have too much of! I often make a big salad with whatever I have in the house - this week it was lettuce, tomato, cucumber, celery (including the leafy tops), peppers, apple, mango, feta and smoked chicken for dinner. I add some...
by MerryKat
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 304178

Welcome Back Tessy (((((((((((((((Hugs))))))))))))) I am glad that even though some of your experiments have not worked, they have taught you that you CAN make it between meals! Every time you succeed is more motivation for next time, so focus on one meal at a time, one day at a time and before you ...
by MerryKat
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 422
Views: 250372

Looking Good!!! Keeping busy is a wonderful way to help me stay on track as well!! No time to scheme and make excuses!!!
by MerryKat
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 21 day results
Replies: 8
Views: 4979

Delighted you have found a solution that works for you, as eschano says especially one that is no more restrictive than Vanilla No S!

Enjoy your success!
by MerryKat
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

I have been a bit frustrated this week as the scale has been going up (only a little) which I am sure is due to the exercise and it will all stabilise in time. I have been 100% No S compliant so now we wait and see. In all honesty I don't care what I weigh as long as I look & feel good in my skin! I...
by MerryKat
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A strategy if you really must snack
Replies: 3
Views: 3079

Congratulations on the imminent arrival of your little treasure!!

Sounds to me like you have achieved a good mod to No S which keeps you compliant and accountable!
by MerryKat
Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Thanks Eschano! Week 1 of my challenge completed. I got up every week day and did my exercise and followed No S 100%. This weekend was a little crazy food wise but no harm done as on Monday I was back on track. I have to admit that much as I dislike getting up so early, I do feel better for doing th...
by MerryKat
Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Hi Deb, That is the beauty of this site, we all encourage each other :D Thank you. I have stuck mostly to No S. Sadly my aunt passed on but it is a relief to know she is no longer suffering. Thanks Walkerlori - Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! To all my wonderful friends on this site; I hope y...
by MerryKat
Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: = (
Replies: 11
Views: 5527

That's Ok. Stop where you are right now and tell yourself firmly "That's It Over, Time to Move On"! Now continue to the next scheduled meal and eat it as you are meant to. Do not let this derail you. It is one slip and if you stop it now it will be easier next time to say no! ((((((((((((Hugs)))))))))
by MerryKat
Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Hi Kookie Thanks for the encouragement. Where did you live that you went there lots? Where are you now? Nope, I have found that the coffee helps me get through the day so as long as I have a water with the coffee, I will keep it up. Perhaps one day when I am at my goal and maintaining comfortably I ...
by MerryKat
Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kookie's Daily Check in
Replies: 364
Views: 152798

Hi Kookie My major symptom with my thyroid was emotionally. I was like living with the Wicked Witch from the West - Not even I liked me!!!! Permanent exhaustion also a battle and if I over do it I definitely get worn out sooner than in the past and before others. And then weight gain. The tablet hel...
by MerryKat
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3779
Views: 1174612

So sorry for your DH & your family's loss.

(((((((((((((Hugs))))))))))))
by MerryKat
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kookie's Daily Check in
Replies: 364
Views: 152798

Whew!! You really have a lot going on health wise but so glad that the solution fairly pleasant. Interesting to hear that your breathing is affecting your entire body! Mmm, not sure if this will help but I have hypothyroidism and sadly the 1 little pill helps contain the symptoms but definitely does...
by MerryKat
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Swarah's daily check in (mk II)
Replies: 12
Views: 5083

Good Start! Hope the day continued on plan for you.
by MerryKat
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: debs daily check in
Replies: 67
Views: 28656

((((((((((Hugs)))))))))) Sadly that is a normal part of life as a woman and we have to accept and accommodate some water gains. I am quite sure that if you stick with your routine which has helped you loose in a couple of days you will have lost the water weight and possibly even be down a bit. ((((...
by MerryKat
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

On track yesterday with No S & 8 MM Exercise which I do at night.
by MerryKat
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 179640

Great reading filled with interesting tips. Both hubby and I are hoarders and will quite easily keep everything that comes into the house. Over the last few years we have slowly started clearing out but still have masses of stuff that we will never use some of which has sentimental value. We are bus...
by MerryKat
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kookie's Daily Check in
Replies: 364
Views: 152798

WalkerLori & Kookie - I do exactly the same with No S with the same results everytime!! I am obviously a slow learner!!!!
by MerryKat
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's new daily check in!
Replies: 28
Views: 13574

Well Done on your loss and completion of the Tough Mudder!

Welcome back to No S!
by MerryKat
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: debs daily check in
Replies: 67
Views: 28656

Well Done on your loss Deb!!!
by MerryKat
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 562427

Well Done on your loss!

Isn't it amazing how a day like we would have eaten in the past now makes you feel so yucky!!!

Enjoy being back to N Days!
by MerryKat
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 354808

So glad they have a plan in place for your leg, hope this op resolves this for you.

((((((((((((Hugs)))))))))))
by MerryKat
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Keep Calm and No S on
Replies: 322
Views: 142459

Offering another "Woo!! Hoo!!" for breaking the Diet Book cycle!!!
by MerryKat
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Freegirl's Road to Success
Replies: 9
Views: 4365

Go Freegirl!!!!
by MerryKat
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Thanks Mitchelll & Walkerlori. So Friday was a fail but not a catastrophic one as it would have become in the past - the rest of the day stayed sane. Weekend was busy (renovations at home, kids activities and school function on Saturday night) and eating was no problem. Got some fantastic exercise h...
by MerryKat
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ****************November Challenge*************
Replies: 9
Views: 4486

01 - :D
02 - :D

03 - :mrgreen: No S & 8MM
04 - :mrgreen: No S & 8MM
05 -
06 -
07 -
08 -
09 -
by MerryKat
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting with No Sweets
Replies: 5
Views: 3423

Welcome & good luck on your journey.

No changes for 6 months is a great way to establish a base line.
by MerryKat
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 2
Views: 2257

Welcome & best wishes for the health issues. Sounds like No S will do the trick!
by MerryKat
Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kookie's Daily Check in
Replies: 364
Views: 152798

Hi Kookie (((((((((((((((Hugs))))))))))))))) Sadly so many of us are experts at mean talking to ourselves. We say things to us we would never dream of saying to someone else. It is very hard to change but we need to learn to talk to ourselves as we talk to friends. It sounds like you have come to a ...
by MerryKat
Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Whew! Bad day today. It started out mixed up with having to fetch a car from the panel beaters so I ate a less than filling breakfast before leaving home. We have family stress with a very ill member overseas and I allowed the emotion to take over and being hungry from a less than stellar breakfast ...
by MerryKat
Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A new outlook
Replies: 4
Views: 3394

Welcome!

Yip, you're suffering from Diet Head like most of us when we discovered No S.

It is simple but not easy but whne you stick with it, it REALLY works. And the best bit is you stop obsessing over food all day every day!!
by MerryKat
Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: One tomorrow at a time
Replies: 22
Views: 7522

Oh my darling!! That first post made my heart so sore for you!!! (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) I wish I c...
by MerryKat
Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mitchelll's Daily checkin
Replies: 131
Views: 65854

Sometimes being kind to a friend is worth the hiccup in our eating. Sounds to me like you had a very sane meal - it could much easily have been WAY worse and I am sure if you look back pre-No S it would have been a good excuse to munch starter, main & dessert.

Well Done!
by MerryKat
Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Graham's Daily Check In
Replies: 1417
Views: 632496

Well Done on persisting with the healing of the exiled issues and feelings. It is not easy to face the things we eat away!!

Good Luck as you continue learning more about yourself!
by MerryKat
Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Keep Calm and No S on
Replies: 322
Views: 142459

Woo Hoo!! Well done on Day 4. How did Day 5 go?
by MerryKat
Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MsJ's Check In
Replies: 30
Views: 11378

Well done on sticking with this and reporting back on your difficulties. Congratulations on the mornings where things seem to go so well. Drinks are a great way to keep the hunger at bay and help you make it to the next meal. I find after dinner I need to keep my hands busy (crafts) or sometimes I e...
by MerryKat
Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 138079

Enjoy your cruise, sounds like you have your plan in place. I am sure if you stick to 3 meals (even if the virtual plating is difficult) you will be successful in maintaining your habits.
by MerryKat
Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SteveKP66's Check in
Replies: 3
Views: 2061

Fantastic!! Well Done!!
by MerryKat
Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Freegirl's Road to Success
Replies: 9
Views: 4365

Fantastic Freegirl!! Sounds like you are doing well and being sane in your approach to meals and sweets! Each day's success makes the next one a little easier. & there will be some days that are harder than others but if you can look back on previous ones that were successful it is a good incentive ...
by MerryKat
Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's your No S?
Replies: 45
Views: 30689

Mods: Vanilla - any mods lead to my downfall Intelligent Dietary Defaults: Breakfast - Weetbix / Pronutro & Lunch - Toast with Scrambled Eggs / PButter with mashed Banana Alcohol: Seldom - usually no more than 2 drinks unless away camping - I am a spirit drinker, I don't to wine or beer Coffee: I t...
by MerryKat
Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ********October Challenge************
Replies: 16
Views: 6985

Ive been off wandering away from No S & not keeping track.

20 - :mrgreen:
21 - :mrgreen:
22 - S Day - Funeral of close friend's mum
23 - :oops:
24 - :oops:
25 - S Day
26 - S Day

27 - :mrgreen:
28 - :mrgreen:
29 - :mrgreen:
30 -
31 -
01 -
02 -
by MerryKat
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone had a slow start?
Replies: 16
Views: 6954

Oh yes!! I have had more re-starts than I can count. But the thing that keeps me coming back is that this works and the habits stick and make a difference. Even when I slide the no seconds is well entrenched and the no sweets during the week is steadily improving. I do battle with the snacks but gen...
by MerryKat
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Thanks Tessy for the encouragement! I hope the funeral was not too tough!! I cant believe it has been over 3 months since I last posted. Where has the time gone. Work has been hectic so battled to find time here and by the time I get home any computer time is finding stuff for school projects!! The ...
by MerryKat
Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Thanks Eschano ((((((Hugs)))))

Thursday - :mrgreen: Vanilla No S & One Coffee with sweetener

HUGE stress at work today with striking workers but I did not snack & thoroughly enjoying my lunch of Toast with Peanut Butter & Mashed Banana.
by MerryKat
Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Tuesday - :mrgreen: Vanilla No S & One Coffee with sweetener Wednesday - :mrgreen: Vanilla No S Funeral of the FIL of my bestie and it was a terribly emotional day. I had the eats after the service as my lunch and did not touch a single sweet item!!! I had 2 cups of coffee (with no sweetener) later ...
by MerryKat
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 500468

Yay Ironchef & the power of habit!!

I will be watching your experiment with interest.
by MerryKat
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 304178

Oh Wow!!! Congrats on the no snacks / sweets!!!

Yippee!!!!
by MerryKat
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Thanks Tessy

Very late getting home but did not give in to snacking and waited for dinner.

Enjoyed my coffee & sweetener after dinner

Monday - :mrgreen: Vanilla No S & Coffee
by MerryKat
Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 304178

Well Done Tessy on all your successes this week in the face of some difficult circumstances.

Every little achievement is a HUGE step forward!!

((((((((((((((Hugs)))))))))))))))))
by MerryKat
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Thursday - :mrgreen: Vanilla No S & 1 x Coffee Very pleased with me - MIL had home made cheesecake for pudding and I resisted!!! Friday - :mrgreen: Vanilla No S & 1 x Coffee I started my weekend after dinner on Friday as we had a social event. Saturday was no problem - had a birthday party and I res...
by MerryKat
Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 304178

((((((((((((Hugs)))))))))))) You can do this. I agree with Ironchef your meals look very small and very light on the fat & protein side. I know you say you battle with out the 4th small meal. Try increasing your lunch & see if that will enable you to make dinner. I find if I do not have the opportun...
by MerryKat
Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Wednesday - :mrgreen: Vanilla & One Coffee with sweetener & Exercise

I was very interested to note while watching My 600lb Life last night that the doctor recommended for the gastric bypass patient to eat 3 meals a day with NO snacks!!!!
by MerryKat
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: eSchano Yearly Check-in
Replies: 39
Views: 37159

Congratulations on your loss this year and more importantly your maintenance!

You sound so happy and content in your posts now!!
by MerryKat
Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Tuesday - :mrgreen: Vanilla & One Coffee with sweetener I am very pleased with myself - We had dinner at my mum's house last night. She had some crystallised ginger & tiny caramel tarts left from a weekend function which she offered us. Now ginger is one of my favourite favourites & I resisted - Not...
by MerryKat
Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: think i finally hit rock bottom with my "f" it att
Replies: 10
Views: 4971

We need a "Like" Button!!

I love your post Oolala!!
by MerryKat
Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Time to De-Lurk
Replies: 15
Views: 7199

I've always admired Reinhard for making little of it. Eat well, move well: that's your perfect weight. Now enjoy the other hours of your day without thinking there's something else you should be doing to lose weight! Thanks Oolala for another AWESOME post! This truly is the best part of No S - your...
by MerryKat
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: think i finally hit rock bottom with my "f" it att
Replies: 10
Views: 4971

Welcome Back!!

Take it slowly & just focus on getting from one meal to the next!

You can do this!!! Slowly, slowly.................
by MerryKat
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 244819

Cats are such special characters & if you can rescue an 'older' cat that is even more special. With your busy life styles a pair of 'older' cats would probably be better than kittens as kittens are busy, busy creatures who need lots of supervision & attention! I have 3 rescue furboys and I am trying...
by MerryKat
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 304178

Mmm, I hear you on too many dried peaches!! I love dried fruit and really have to be strict with myself to avoid eating more than planned.

I love Oolala's idea of cottage cheese or yogurt or walnuts with your peaches to reduce the sugar even more.
by MerryKat
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I think I've got it this time
Replies: 6
Views: 3556

Swarah wrote:I agree, my mealtimes had become this bits I crammed in between snacking.
I love this statement - It is so true! We often spend so much time snacking that the meals are an non-event squeezed between the snacks!!

So nice to reverse that process back to 3 meals that we enjoy and look forward to.
by MerryKat
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Hi Tessy - thanks for stopping by :D I just want to do a month Sweet free to break the cycle and then if we are somewhere & have a sugar pancake or donut it won't be such an issue. I also know that in the past when I have stopped sugar, I feel so much better within myself. I am not worrying about th...
by MerryKat
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Fifth year
Replies: 8
Views: 11049

Congrats on 5 years and on your sane approach to the creeping gain!
by MerryKat
Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Introduction
Replies: 9
Views: 3983

I have been at this for about 9 years with frequent detours when I start to think I could do this faster / better / etc. The bottom line for me is that it works when I stick to it!! I agree with oolala that for patches it is easy and then I hit an emotional road bump and it is hard again. One of the...
by MerryKat
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Friday the stressful situation continued at work but my eating was not affected. This weekend I did well and it was a fairly controlled one - a few snacks here and there but nothing out of control. However I had a terrible headache from Saturday evening till this morning - it is easing now but still...
by MerryKat
Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Very stressful day at work yesterday & all I wanted to do was snack!! But I didn't!!!

I had a huge piled plate for dinner but I did not snack!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Tuesday - :mrgreen: Vanilla & One Coffee with sweetener
by MerryKat
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Unable to stick to NoS: Help Needed!
Replies: 10
Views: 4498

As the others have suggested, try adding a bit more protein & fat to your meals. I agree with Eschano - try having a milky coffee (or two) between lunch and dinner. This will also help up the fat which helps keep you fuller. As the others have suggested, try adding a bit more protein & fat. I also b...
by MerryKat
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: sweetaj daily check
Replies: 67
Views: 31963

Well Done Sweetaj on your perseverance!!

I am the queen of returns and it is definitely the ONLY plan that works for me long term but that does not stop me from wandering!!

((((((((((hugs))))))))))))
by MerryKat
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sam's Daily Check In!
Replies: 70
Views: 23584

Hey Sam

I am loving reading your posts.

I am like you - Snacks & Mods are my downfall. I have been doing this for a LONG time and I keep coming back because it is the only thing that works that does not drive me mad doing it!!

Your holiday sounds super.

Keep on keeping on :D
by MerryKat
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Eschano much as I love my coffee, I never manage to just have one cup if I have it any time before dinner. Really enjoying my end of day cup!

All good yesterday even managed a tiny amount of exercise.

Tuesday 1 - :mrgreen: Vanilla & One Coffee with sweetener & a tiny amount of exercise
by MerryKat
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 441059

by MerryKat
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: judy's check in.
Replies: 51
Views: 17798

Whew!! I am exhausted listening to your routines!!! Well done on getting No S down pat! Enjoy being able to tell the voices in your head to shut up & go away!!! Don't obsess to much over bowl & plate sizes. Just get into the habit of 1 plate / bowl and you will do great. So glad your hubby is suppor...
by MerryKat
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 244819

It's amazing how easy it actually is to slide back into No S once you make the decision! I am always left wondering why I stepped away :D Enjoy being back on track. So sorry to hear you are unhappy with your hair - so annoying when you are looking forward to something, have your mind swayed by someo...
by MerryKat
Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 59875

Thanks Deb! Yesterday was 100% Vanilla No S - even though I could easily have kept on eating after dinner as I was still in the mood to eat. I am doing well with the 1 x Coffee a Day - gives me a good end to my day. This month I am also trying to cut out the sweetners - will probably still have them...
by MerryKat
Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** JULY 2014 CHALLENGE ***
Replies: 41
Views: 12713

I'm In!! Vanilla No S with the addition of One Coffee a day during the week and a goal to reduce my sweetner intake! Exercise is planned for M-F but won't penalise myself if I don't make it. 1 - :mrgreen: Vanilla & One Coffee with sweetener & a tiny amount of exercise 2 - :mrgreen: Vanilla & One Cof...
by MerryKat
Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I lost a lot of weight on a diet similar to NoS.
Replies: 16
Views: 9700

Well Done on your weight loss - amazing how sensible often leads us to similar solutions!!
by MerryKat
Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 441059

dgrant looks like another one............

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2070
by MerryKat
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: debs daily check in
Replies: 67
Views: 28656

Well Done Debs!! It always amazes me how quickly my body responds to getting back to routine as well!

Enjoy the feeling of control!!

:D
by MerryKat
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: restarting today
Replies: 23
Views: 9766

Sounds like you have stepped straight back into your No S Habits!!

((((((((((Hugs)))))))))) You beat your nemesis in the past & will do so again!!!