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by arl0401
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
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Halloween

Yesterday, Halloween, was a successful No-S day. I think that was a first for me... I usually snack on a lot of candy while handing out treats. This morning I almost can't believe that I did it. I kept on saying to myself: don't take that first bite. It worked. The smell was so tempting, though. Whew.
by arl0401
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

Six week check in 2016 version

I printed out a 17 week calendar that started on September 18. It is hung on my closet wall where I will see it every time I use my closet. I mark S days and no-S days in red. It's been six weeks and my habit tracking calendar looks good and I am down 4.5 pounds. Yay me! It's slow but it works. My S...
by arl0401
Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were successes. Two weeks back on. Yay!

I even did 2 meals a couple of those days.
by arl0401
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

Thanks Rawcookie. My knee is feeling better already!

Monday and Tuesdays were successes! I took some time and prepared serving size portions of lunches and dinners for the week. DH is out of town so it's just easier. Plus gives me the time to do other things!
by arl0401
Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

Friday and Saturday

Thanks, Merry, for the encouragement!

Friday was a success.
Today is an s day, but nothing major going on, so I am just cooking a good dinner for DH and me. Might have a chocolate if I really want it.

B: coffee and milk
L: fish tacos and salad
D: roast beef ...
by arl0401
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
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Day 4

Day 4 was a success

Breakfast: egg sandwich, coffee, fruit
Lunch: rice bowl with leftover rice, spinach and a turkey sausage
Dinner: spaghetti squash, rice, chicken


Walked 10k steps
by arl0401
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

Back again

It's been a long time. I have used no-s pretty often during the past decade but I have never really stuck with it. I find the biggest issue is when I have a failure or two I have a really hard time getting back on. But I have been having pain in my right knee. I went to the Orthopaedic the other day...
by arl0401
Mon May 05, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

8 weeks down

Been good for eight weeks now. I'm finding I'm not craving sweets like I used to. My weight is not fluctuating like it used to. I feel sane and sensible. I'm working on just eating at mealtimes and more sanely on s days because my biggest flaw is to eat when the food is there even though I really do...
by arl0401
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

Been going strong all month on this. Haven't really lost any more weight. But I am definitely not gaining. I keep on thinking of that one post I read, where the person said that he had been on no-s two years and had lost a pound a month and was down 25 pounds. It's slow, but it adds up and I am enjo...
by arl0401
Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

Another successful week. I've been on this a month and am down five pounds. I made a rule for myself that I wouldn't weigh but once a week on Friday or Saturday morning. But with my obsessive compulsiveness I haven't been very good at this rule. Last weekend I went a little crazy with the S days. I ...
by arl0401
Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: You've long admired her feet...
Replies: 70
Views: 112457

I just picked up a copy here in the Baltimore suburbs!!! Very nice. Very exciting! I liked the article. Short and simple, kind of like the diet. The headline says, No Willpower No Problem!! I don't know that I agree with that. It does take some willpower to stick to No-S. Congratulations, Reinhard!
by arl0401
Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Better S days Challange
Replies: 45
Views: 11655

For me the biggest NO-S change is to stop the snacking or grazing, you know grabbing something just because it is there. So my S day challenge is to continue to monitor the grazing. Eat three meals. No snacking. But - have a sweeter breakfast if I feel like it (I had cinnamon toast this morning) and...
by arl0401
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

four success days so far this week

Not bad. Out of the last 19 days, 18 have been good. Maybe I shouldn't jinx it since Thursday isn't quite over yet. I've been getting better with the food. I don't seem to be getting as hungry between meals. I think my body is getting adjusted. Yes, the body can be trained to mind. I'm watching bask...
by arl0401
Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

At least it was unintentional

Last night Cyr and I went to Applebee's for dinner. It being Good Friday we did not have meat, so we had a couple of beers and shrimp. At the end the waitress said our meal included a little shot glass sized dessert. They had a choice of several different types to choose from. I didn't even think ab...
by arl0401
Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

day 12

Reading the book has inspired me to become serious about this again. I've been doing this off and on since 2004. It's such a sane plan and so far this time I'm doing well. I feel good and am eating healthy. I've been so busy with stuff at work though, I haven't gotten to my daily lunch time walks. S...
by arl0401
Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

Bought the book and love it!

I bought the book this week and I love it! I love the stuff about traditional meal times and that the cultures that have these traditions and follow them are thinner and healthier. For me the biggest problem with my diet is the snacking - or permasnacking as Reinhard says in the book. If I see food ...
by arl0401
Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

Yesterday was a SUCCESS

B: cereal, milk, fruit
L: rice, fish, veggies, a few pretzels
D: coleslaw and a pita bread sandwich

This 21 day streak ends on 2/9....
by arl0401
Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

Day 19 on Friday was a FAILURE - lesson learned, don't bake on N days. I was preparing for my Mom's birthday party on Saturday and was baking two cakes. A taste or two I could forgive myself for, but I definitely did more than a taste or two. Restart Saturday means that my next day 21 is Feb 9. Hey,...
by arl0401
Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

Yesterday was day 17 and it was a success.
B - cereal, milk, banana
L - soup, fruit
D - roast chicken, green beans, bread

Walked 13000 steps.
by arl0401
Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
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Day 16 (1/16/2007) SUCCESS

B - Cereal, milk, banana
L - sandwich, fruit
D - pasta, tomato sauce with sausage, bread

Today is a normal work day. Hopefully things will go smooth.
by arl0401
Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
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Day 16 (yesterday) was a SUCCESS - had a roll for breakfast, mexican for lunch and pb on an english muffin for dinnner. I actually wasn't very hungry for dinner. Daughter and I went out with my Mother for lunch and a movie. Treated it as an S day even though we had the day off from work. Actually, I...
by arl0401
Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

Days 13 and 14 were easy successes - S days, I had a few treats here and there. One thing that happened on Saturday was very interesting. My oldest handicapped son participates in special olympics bowling and they have a monthly birthday cake. I went to watch his last game and there was lots of cake...
by arl0401
Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

Day12

Day 12 - yesterday was a N day success. I worked at home all day and in the evening took Frank to a dance for people with special needs. It was nice for him. He was able to hang with a bunch of young adults from his work place. They have these dances once a month so I think we'll go each month. B: c...
by arl0401
Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Shamrockmommy's Daily Checkin
Replies: 50
Views: 17780

The hardest year of my life was when I had a toddler and a new baby. Hang in there, it gets better.
by arl0401
Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
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Views: 20501

Day 10 (yesterday) SUCCESS. I had a no-s breakfast and lunch, but dinner was happy hour with some women friends that I meet once a month. It's so important that I consider it almost an S day. I did not have any sweets, but probably had more than one plate full of food. Plus I gave up my S day last S...
by arl0401
Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
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Yesterday was day 9 and it was a SUCCESS !!! B: cereal, milk L: fruit, cottage cheese, triscuits (my favorite!!!) D: Pho (vietnamese beef/noodle soup) with Joe Walked 9500 steps Things are still crazy at home, Frank's girlfriend dumped him, Rachel is having real serious "issues" with being at home, ...
by arl0401
Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
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I was born in Texas, lived in Florida and Alabama and Virginia, so maybe I do have some southern belle in me!!! I was an Air Force Brat so I moved everywhere growing up. I've been in MD since I got married in 82, so I've been here a long time now.... Talk to some people and MD is the south also.....
by arl0401
Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

Day 8 - SUCCESS

B - Cereal, milk
L - triscuits, cheese, veggie soup
D - eggs, bread, fruit

Crazy day at the house today, all three kids are having major issues..... aagghh.... Going down to the basement to exercise now.
by arl0401
Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
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first weekend

Day 6 - SUCCESS - S day, had some nuts, pie, etc. Didn't go too overboard, I don't think. Day 7 - SUCCESS FUL N day - I know you're not supposed to do this in the first twenty-one days, but I have a monthly happy hour meeting on a weekday this week that I want to treat as an S day. And I don't want ...
by arl0401
Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
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Day 5

Day 5 SUCCESS! Five straight N days, 98% good, if you don't count the spoonful or two I had tasting food while cooking. Breakfast: wheat chex, milk, fruit, coffee Lunch: grilled cheese, fruit Dinner: veggie soup, eggs, bread Today was my last day of use or lose leave, so I had a nice relaxing day ar...
by arl0401
Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

Day 4

Day 4 SUCCESS Today and tomorrow are vacation days for me. How nice. Still had to get up early to get the boys off to school and work (my 22 year old is handicapped and can't be trusted to get off by himself, no, the correct word isn't trusted, he's just not fully capable of doing it by himself...) ...
by arl0401
Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

Day 3 - Wednesday N day

SUCCESS This was a normal work day, except there aren't that many people in at work. Very quiet. Actually got a lot of work done. B-raisin bran, banana, milk L- triscuits, cheese, fruit D- Burger at Fuddruckers plus a few onion rings shared with kids/husband We sponsor two plebes from the Naval Aca...
by arl0401
Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
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Day 2

Day 2 1/2/2007 Success Breakfast: Wheaties, raisins, milk, coffee Lunch: Sushi and soup with Joe Dinner: Keilbasa, peirogi, cabbage, beer Walked 45 minutes in the afternoon outside - it's beautiful mild weather here. We're very lucky to get this kind of weather in January. Today is the only day this...
by arl0401
Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
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Day 1

Treating this as an N day since it is Monday and the perfect day to start resolutions, even though a holiday..... SUCCESS Was out late last night, so I slept through my normal breakfast time. Therefore, I only had two meals today. Which is fine. I could miss a meal or two after the holidays. Breakfa...
by arl0401
Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

New year new start

Hey folks, haven't been here in a long time, but have decided that this is the place for me for 2007. No-S is the best way to have a normal relationship with food. I don't care if I don't lose weight, I just want to stop overeating and work on self-control and self-discipline. So, for 2007, I am com...
by arl0401
Tue May 24, 2005 4:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

Day 15

It feels good to be back on no-s after the weekend. There was a farewell reception for someone here at work and I had told them I would bring cookies. Did not touch one! Yay, me. Kids have been driving me crazy though. Joe has finals and is playing too many video games. Rachel graduates tomorrow and...
by arl0401
Sun May 22, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
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Sunday 5/22

Day 14.... I'm up early getting ready for mass. Yesterday was a beautiful day. We had the walk-a-thon at CH High and there were so many local teenagers there supporting it. It was great. Frank got a pretty high school girl buddy and he was in heaven! As far as food goes, I had breakfast (cereal), lu...
by arl0401
Fri May 20, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anne's check ins
Replies: 45
Views: 20501

Anne's check ins

I hope to check in at least a couple times a week. Not sure I can do it every day. This is day 12 of my re-commitment to NO-S. I did it for several months last fall, but kind of fell off the wagon around the holidays and had a hard time getting serious again. Anyway, it's Friday and this week was go...
by arl0401
Sat May 14, 2005 11:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S Day Strategy
Replies: 9
Views: 8177

five good days for me too

I wrote last week about my son doing this and it has inspired me to re-commit to no-s. I did it strictly for a couple of months last fall and have kind of been half hearted for a while. This week I was really good. I have three starving kids - ages 20, 18 and 14 - and I'm always cooking, so once or ...
by arl0401
Sat May 07, 2005 1:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: good example
Replies: 3
Views: 5071

Thanks Reinard and Jools - I have two other kids also and I do want this to rub off on them as well. I haven't pushed it off on them, but I've told them about the website and what I'm trying to do. Joe (my 14 year old) is definitely slimming down. He has cut out so much of the junk food and sweets a...
by arl0401
Fri May 06, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: good example
Replies: 3
Views: 5071

good example

For the last two weeks, my fourteen year old son has started to do this! I guess it's finally rubbing off. I've been doing no-s since last September (not always perfectly, but ok), and I think he realized that it's just sensible. I'm so pleased. He's grown from 5'3" to 5'11" in the past year so he's...