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by idontknow
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: iPod pedometer
Replies: 6
Views: 4914

I love the fitness element of the Apple Watch. I try to close the three rings every day - 30 exercise minutes, 450 calories burnt and standing every hour. The medals and awards are motivating for me. I’m currently on a longest move streak of 149 days and I do not want to break that! It’s a bit l...
by idontknow
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

My first green day for quite some time.
by idontknow
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2167
Views: 973248

I'd buy your book :)
by idontknow
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Seeking Advice from Seasoned No-S'ers
Replies: 7
Views: 2802

Welcome! On successful days, I eat fruit, a boiled egg and a slice of toast for breakfast at 6.30am. I don't eat again until 3pm, and don't generally feel hungry at all until after 1.30pm. At 3pm I eat a sandwich, full fat yogurt and fruit. I can then last until dinner, which on Monday is 9.30pm (yo...
by idontknow
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tombo's Check In
Replies: 59
Views: 11052

How was the rest of the week, Tombo?
by idontknow
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11818

Enjoy that shopping trip! My mother-in-law has been ill for the last year and has lost a lot of weight. My daughter and I took her shopping this week for new clothes and we had a great time. We started with the bra - a proper fitting in a good department store - because if the bra isn't right, nothi...
by idontknow
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Thank you for the comments and encouragement, everyone. Tuesday, Weds, Thurs and Fri were all successes - a green week apart from Monday. I am especially proud because it has been half term and I find it more difficult to follow No S when I am out of my normal routine. We have had days out, eaten ou...
by idontknow
Tue May 29, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Tuesday - success! My first success since last Tuesday. Lots of exercise too.
by idontknow
Tue May 29, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Last week was a disaster -only 1 green day. Yesterday was also a fail, but a small one. It could have been an S day as it was a bank holiday, but if I'm being honest with myself I intended to have a green day and then we shared some tea and biscuits in the afternoon. It was a nice family moment and ...
by idontknow
Tue May 22, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Thank you for the encouragement Soprano.

Tuesday - success after a week of fails. Determination won through today!
by idontknow
Sat May 19, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - fail. They were big fails, too - especially Thursday. As a result I do not feel good physically. Why did I fail? I just didn’t resist the feelings of wanting to eat. I should have checked in earlier in the week - I think it might have helped me to stay on tra...
by idontknow
Mon May 14, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

I ate more than I needed to at the weekend - especially sweet stuff.

Monday - success
B/L - usual
D - chinese rib/wedges/peas
by idontknow
Sat May 12, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Nine year old daughter says she has no friends.
Replies: 9
Views: 8886

I’m sorry school was so difficult for you and that things are still hard. I’m sure they will improve because you sound like the sort of person who keeps on trying and doesn’t give up . Hugs and lots of good thoughts x
by idontknow
Sat May 12, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Thanks Dalia. I find it easy to folllow the rules at work - but not so easy at home because I associate being there with S days. It’s half term in a couple of weeks, which will be a challenge but I need to learn to eat sensibly in all situations.
Thursday and Friday - success.
by idontknow
Sat May 12, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merrygoround’s first week
Replies: 87
Views: 11818

What a great adventure. They will be so pleased to see you!
by idontknow
Sat May 12, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tombo's Check In
Replies: 59
Views: 11052

Welll done on sticking with it. For your birthday can you choose something YOU would really like to do and treat yourself? Could you see that as a gift to yourself? I have found that one of the benefits of getting older is that I’m happy in my own company. I don’t have many friends but that mean...
by idontknow
Thu May 10, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tombo's Check In
Replies: 59
Views: 11052

Well done on the weight loss. Keep going!
by idontknow
Thu May 10, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Thanks for the support Soprano, Merry and Oolala. Merry - I love a cup of tea but often don't have the time at work to do something as lovely as your suggestions. And unfortunately, I know that feeling tired at work is a trigger to snacking. I am focussing really hard on riding out the desire to eat...
by idontknow
Mon May 07, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What Do You Drink At Restaurants?
Replies: 4
Views: 2057

Soda water with a slice of lemon/lime. I'm not a big drinker so will sometimes have a lager, but I generally stop after one. If only I could do the same with chocolate...
by idontknow
Sun May 06, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Thanks Tombo and Oolala. I'm happy with the loss so far - my clothes feel looser and I am not feeling so bloated. Even if there had been no change on the scales the feeling of being in control is so much better than before! Friday was interesting - all day long I wanted to slip back into bad habits ...
by idontknow
Thu May 03, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Thursday - success.
B/L - usual
D - fish and chips! A treat

39 minutes of exercise logged
by idontknow
Wed May 02, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Wednesday - fail
B - usual
L - usual
D - chicken and pasta bake. So nice I had seconds :(
36 minutes of exercise logged.
by idontknow
Tue May 01, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello Allison!
Replies: 230
Views: 41368

Hugs xx
by idontknow
Tue May 01, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dalia negra
Replies: 205
Views: 30417

2.2lbs is great - well done!
by idontknow
Tue May 01, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Tuesday - success B - usual L - sandwich only. Didn't have time for anything else and then I was home and it was dinner time! D - filled pasta/tomatoes/bacon/cheese/garlic bread I really wanted a kit kat today - but didn't take one when they were offered. A student brought me some home made rhubarb ...
by idontknow
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Monday - success. B/L - usual apart from cheese in sandwich instead of beef D - chips/ribs/peas several cough sweets 65 mins of exercise logged. Difficult day at work. Very tired and not feeling great - still coughing! But I didn't use food to make it easier. I even managed to wait for lunch until t...
by idontknow
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Oh dear - we all appear to have been spammed! Friday was a fail, but a very contained fail. We went away for the weekend and were staying in a hotel with very good food. We therefore decided to have a starter and main course. I definitely don't regret it - it was very good. The weekend has been love...
by idontknow
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dalia negra
Replies: 205
Views: 30417

A coincidence! I just posted on my thread how much calmer I am when I don't eat sweets, and here you are saying the same thing :)
by idontknow
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

When I don't eat sweets I am a nicer person: calmer, more rational, less tired, more patient and less stressed. In the past I have blamed the stress of my job for making me eat too much, but the truth is that eating sweets makes me feel the stress more and makes me more tired, which makes me eat mor...
by idontknow
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Crystal's Daily Check In
Replies: 246
Views: 63164

I just write all this to say not to give up if you’ve tried and failed many, many times. I think most people have. I think it’s the rare person who reads about No S and gets it right the first time. So true - I have also tried, been successful at some times, and failed at other times over the l...
by idontknow
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2167
Views: 973248

Oh, the hassle of getting cars fixed! I too am thinking about a new car, but I know that once I start looking it will take over my life for a while and I just don't have the time at the moment.
Good luck with your decisions!
by idontknow
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 629
Views: 79715

Well done on the weight loss! I know you said on my thread that you weigh every day - have you thought about recording and then tracking monthly averages so you aren't dependent on the daily fluctuations? I try to think of myself as a data collector when I weigh - the number has no meaning until I s...
by idontknow
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Wednesday - success. Breakfast/lunch - the usual Dinner - chicken and mushroom casserole, mash, cauliflower A few cough sweets - not as many today. 59 minutes of exercise logged. I did not eat the small bag of maltesers someone left on my desk - I gave them to a student and it made her very happy. I...
by idontknow
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Hi Octavia - please feel free to scavenge (or 'magpie' as my Year 7 students say :D ) as much as you like. And thank you for your kind words and encouragement. I really am trying hard this time - I want No S to stick this time. I really don't want to live the rest of my life wishing I'd lost weight ...
by idontknow
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

just see the old thoughts and dickering AND the fretting over them as much of a habit as the urges Very good advice, Oolala - thank you. I have a horrible cold and cough, and am only keeping going through the magic of cough lozenges, so I am working my green day around them. B - orange/egg/toast L ...
by idontknow
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ShyAnn's Daily Checkin
Replies: 5
Views: 2239

Good luck! :D
by idontknow
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 550
Views: 60869

Hi - I’m a teacher too and struggle with late meetings, parents evenings etc. One solution I’ve found is to eat lunch at the end of the school day. I have a cup of tea at lunchtime but I’m usually so busy that I don’t notice if im hungry. Things are usually a bit less manic at the end of the...
by idontknow
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Soprano
Replies: 149
Views: 19133

If anybody is struggling with this I can't recommend the use of the habitcal highly enough I agree - I am a sucker for a star chart and those green squares are very motivating! I love to log the exercise and calories burnt on my watch for the same reason. I have no idea how accurate it is, but meet...
by idontknow
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Oolala - thank you for the encouragement. I haven't let these cues trip me up at all this week - but I did think it was interesting that I normally give in to them without a thought: I'm in a late meeting therefore I eat sandwiches. Whereas this week I was more conscious and noticed the urge to eat....
by idontknow
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Tuesday success Breakfast - egg/toast/orange Lunch - beef salad sandwich/yogurt/2 x satsuma Dinner - filled pasta, tomatoes, bacon, parmesan, garlic bread (all on one plate) Exercise - 59 minutes logged on the watch I eat the same breakfast and lunch every day during the week. I enjoy it, but typing...
by idontknow
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Monday - success.
Breakfast - egg/toast/orange
Lunch - beef salad sandwich/yogurt/2 x satsuma
Dinner - home made burger/chips/peas
Exercise - yoga class/58 mins of exercise logged on apple watch

A good start - lunch was late because of a late yoga class, which worked ok.
by idontknow
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Thank you to all of you for your kind words. Idontknow is definitely on third base! :D (love that routine!) Soprano - the problem with the celebration is that it's usually a 'celebration'. I have a large team at work and they are always celebrating something! Oolala - you are right, as usual, and I ...
by idontknow
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

I was browsing the site this morning, as I often do at weekends, and realised that I have been a member for 10 years! I’ve started and abandoned No S a lot of times over these 10 years; I’ve had great advice from many people, inlcuding Oolala, on many occasions; I’ve read the book several time...
by idontknow
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating habits across Europe - newspaper article
Replies: 3
Views: 2772

Eating habits across Europe - newspaper article

I thought this was an interesting newspaper article about how we are eating less 'real food'. Interesting also that the percentages in some European countries are so much lower. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/02/ultra-processed-products-now-half-of-all-uk-family-food-purchases?CMP=Shar...
by idontknow
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 3 meals into 4?
Replies: 9
Views: 3696

3 meals into 4?

Hi, Has anyone successfully split their 3 meals into 4? I have breakfast at 6.30, lunch is at 12.30, and then dinner is often not until 9pm because of exercise classes etc. That is a long time to wait. I have experimented with delaying lunch until 3.30pm, which works ok, but can be hard when everyon...
by idontknow
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

:D :D You have all made me laugh so much! I meant big things like not going to work or school, or exercising. I need to apply the rule to eating as it works well for me in other situations. I’m happy for you to leave your dishes Oolala! Day 4 this week and it has been green all week. I’m in a ho...
by idontknow
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Ginger pie - you are absolutely right! It is entirely this way of thinking that makes me behave in a certain way. And the irony is that this is opposite to my way of thinking about lots of other things. My kids and colleagues will tell you that one of my favourite sayings is that the days you don't ...
by idontknow
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Oolala - thank you again for your support and encouragement and for the suggestions. I have done as you suggested - I even have photos of the cards on my phone, but I need to remind myself to look at them! In the last 2 weeks I’ve had 6 green days and 3 red days and one non-weekend S day (daughter...
by idontknow
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

I was successful Mon, Tues and Thurs last week. On those days I followed your suggestions, Oolala. I read the lists, told myself that the discomfort wasn't permanent and that it was teaching me things I needed to learn. It wasn't hard to follow the rules on those days. So what happened on Weds and F...
by idontknow
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Oglala - you are right as usual. If I don't track it will be easy to give up - and of course I need to commit properly. I like the idea of the second Habit Cal and will try this. Tomorrow is the first day of my restart. I have lost count of the number of times I've restarted - maybe this time I can ...
by idontknow
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Thank you to both of you for your support and good wishes. Oolala - you are so very wise. I have made my lists of the benefits I will gain from moderate eating, and what I want to avoid by not overeating. And you are absolutely right - most of that is not about weight loss. I have the Judith Beck wo...
by idontknow
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Thank you for checking on me, Oolala :D I do a lot of thinking, but there's not much action. No S is in my thoughts every day as the basis for eating habits. Some days I'm successful, but more often than not I choose to fail. I know what I need to do, I know I will NOT go back to WW, calorie count, ...
by idontknow
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Disaster this week! Half term, so I've been at home, out with friends and family, and food rules/exercise have fallen by the wayside. I'm going to London for the weekend so will do lots of walking but eating may be haphazard. Since the Christmas holidays I've followed No S at work more or less succe...
by idontknow
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

The week was going so well! I succeeded until Thursday evening - that was a small fail. Friday was a larger fail with too many sweet things that made me feel a bit sick. Both fails started due to pressure from others - not from myself. I would have been happy not to eat extra things. I will ponder s...
by idontknow
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

The week at a glance:
Monday - success
Tuesday - success
Wednesday - fail
Thursday - success
Friday - fail

The fails weren't huge but were unnecessary. One was because of an emotional response and tiredness, the other was because we were at ice hockey and eating sweets.
by idontknow
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 122123

Love your notes - thank you :D
by idontknow
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Thank you so much Merry and Bunso. I love that analogy of a correction in direction. I've never thought of it like that before and will definitely keep that in mind. Monday - success. No reason why Tuesday won't be. I've managed until now and just have dinner to go. I've been using my Misfit Shine s...
by idontknow
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee's daily check in
Replies: 321
Views: 113810

Well done on losing a stone - that's a huge achievement. I weigh about the same as you and want to get to about 9 stone too. I'm only 5'2 so can't carry a lot of weight. It does seem a long way away so I'm just focusing on one day at a time but I'm looking forward to seeing a big difference in my st...
by idontknow
Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Friday - success. Back on track
by idontknow
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Aarrgghh!!! Friday - fail Monday - fail Tuesday - fail Wednesday - fail Thursday - fail What's going on? I was doing ok and now have fallen off the wagon completely. I think I need to be stricter at weekends - a return to the former ways of eating makes it hard to start again on Mondays. When I'm ti...
by idontknow
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Wednesday - fail. Extra chips after dinner

Thursday - success
by idontknow
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Tuesday - success. Very tricky day at work, but delaying lunch is working well. Gym before dinner. All good.
by idontknow
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Monday - fail. Seconds after dinner :( No snacks or sweets though which are the serious damage for me....
by idontknow
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's 2017 Check-In
Replies: 60
Views: 23746

Well done on your green week! Look after yourself with the flu - horrible thing to have :(
by idontknow
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Thanks Linda and Rawcookie. I have failed at No S so many times - there really must be some benefits to all that failure :D Seriously though, I know I've failed in the past because of all or nothing thinking so that is what I am really working on this time. Feel free to remind me of this anyone ever...
by idontknow
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breaking the diet mentality
Replies: 5
Views: 4382

I have failed at following No S more times than I would care to mention, but for what it's worth here are my thoughts.... I would say you probably already know what to eat from all those years of following diet plans. You know fruit and veg are good for you. You know which foods are high in calories...
by idontknow
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 147845

Sooo looking forward to S days this weekend! I don't know why some weeks are harder than others, but a couple of times this week I could have really gone for some treat or sweet. Me too! The only way I have stopped myself from reaching for the chocolate is by saying you can have some on Saturday. A...
by idontknow
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Thursday - success
by idontknow
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Wednesday - failure. But only a small one. I finished dinner and carried on eating a handful of chips. I could have rationalised it by saying that they would have fit on the plate, but that would not help me to solidify the habit. However, I'm not using this small failure as an excuse to eat everyth...
by idontknow
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Tuesday - success. One week under my belt now. I haven't lost any weight this week, but that's ok - it's the first week and I have stuck to No S every day. Not eating sugar or huge meals means I'm not bloated. My clothes feel better, especially around my middle. I don't feel as overwhelmed or stress...
by idontknow
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Thanks for the support everyone! The weekend was fairly sane - I stuck to 3 meals on Saturday, although we went out for dinner and had a starter as well as a main. Sunday was a bit more snacky but not much - definitely not over the top. Monday - success although it was hard at times. I give out choc...
by idontknow
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 12
Views: 6920

Well said Over 43. I have started and abandoned No S so many times precisely because I fail with one small thing (like a bar of chocolate), make out like it's the end of the world and then spend months eating like an idiot. This time I'm having a different attitude - a slip up is a slip up and I wil...
by idontknow
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's 2017 Check-In
Replies: 60
Views: 23746

Well done on the green week!
by idontknow
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lizzy6 -Check In
Replies: 29
Views: 9676

Well done - that's a good start and much better than not doing No S :D
by idontknow
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Friday - success. Another late lunch, then gym and late dinner. Seems to be working well for me so far. We'll see. Just doing one day at a time.
by idontknow
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Wednesday and Thursday - both successes. Wednesday is usually full of food! I have 2 long meetings where food is provided and I usually eat all day. Yesterday I postponed my lunch until late afternoon so didn't eat in either meeting. The same strategy helped today. I can go for a long time between b...
by idontknow
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee's daily check in
Replies: 321
Views: 113810

Love a panto! Enjoy :D
by idontknow
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Tuesday. Success. And the gym too!
by idontknow
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Thank you Amy :D
Monday - success. Tomorrow is back to work so different strategies needed.
by idontknow
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Starting again. I've lost count of the number of times I have failed at this! The time between lunch and dinner is long and the hardest part of the day for me, so this time I"m planning for it by dividing my lunch into 2 parts. I'll eat one part at normal lunchtime and save the yogurt for about 4pm....
by idontknow
Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: >>>> January challenge <<<<
Replies: 46
Views: 17580

8) Y Y Y Y Y 8)
8) Y Y N Y Y 8)
8) N Y N Y N 8)
8) 23 24 25 26 27 8)
8) 30 31

I'm in. Back and trying again..... ::
by idontknow
Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food and morals
Replies: 3
Views: 3549

Food and morals

Just read this in today's Guardian. Interesting links to the No S philosophy

Clean eating and dirty burgers: how food became a matter of morals http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle ... SApp_Other
by idontknow
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Thank you Merry :D

Thursday was also a success. Friday was a meal out with a friend so was an s event. A lovely restaurant where it's worth having a treat
by idontknow
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Wednesday - success
by idontknow
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

So since my last check in over 2 weeks ago I've had 2 successful days. I could blame all sorts of things - half term, work stress, days out.....but really I just give in too easily.
by idontknow
Sun May 15, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How hard-line is your red/green line?
Replies: 15
Views: 8974

Jen - I'm going to adopt your idea of different colours and a frowny face. I try to be strict but once the day has turned red it becomes a complete disaster because there is no reason to be strict any more. A failure is a failure. I know it's self sabotage but it's how my mind works. So, on Friday I...
by idontknow
Sun May 15, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Another mainly successful week. Mon to Thursday was fine then Friday was a very stressful work day and my routine was different. One small chocolate led to 'what the hell' and I ate what I wanted for the rest of the day. This was my problem last time I tried no s - once a day is a failure I just kee...
by idontknow
Fri May 06, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

That is officially 5 days of success. Much easier than I thought it would be - not sure why I've been putting off starting again! I don't want to be over confident though - next week might be much harder...
by idontknow
Tue May 03, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

Thank you Lori - it's good to be back!
Day 2 - also a success. Lunch was split in 2 as I was called to a meeting, but I managed to wait for dinner until 8pm after swimming.

I didn't think I was much of a seconds girl, but that was the hardest part of today - stopping eating after 1 plate of dinner.
by idontknow
Mon May 02, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

idontknow's return to No S

Day 1 - success
by idontknow
Mon May 02, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 248
Views: 108143

Thank you Jen and Oolala for your advice and your welcome back. My work days can be a little erratic and so I would struggle to eat later than 1pm regularly. However, I will try and do this when I know my evening meal will be later. I have managed to wait 7 hours today between lunch and dinner, but ...
by idontknow
Sun May 01, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 248
Views: 108143

I followed No S from May 2010-Feb 2011 and got to a weight where I was very happy. I didn't have masses of weight to lose when I started - probably about 20lbs. Most of my weight loss happened from September onwards, which was when I started a new job. I think it was easier to follow different rules...
by idontknow
Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 484
Views: 222645

Hi Dandelion,
Thought I'd continue the MK conversation on your thread! When did you live in MK and what did you think of it? I've worked there for 20 years now, but I'm not sure I'd like to live there. Interested to hear your thoughts...
by idontknow
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Restart
Replies: 63
Views: 25383

Thanks automated - not sure I'm being that successful!
Monday was a fail.. Hungry early in the day so had an small piece of toast, seconds after dinner as the youngest left some of her dinner, so why not have some chocolate too???!! :oops:

Fresh start from now!
by idontknow
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3913
Views: 1235200

Hi,

Sorry for hijacking your thread, but the summer reads thread has been rebumped here:

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=6486
by idontknow
Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: summer reads
Replies: 102
Views: 111693

Grammy G!!! Miss you on the boards and lovely to 'see' you again :D
by idontknow
Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Archers (probably just for Brits...)
Replies: 86
Views: 73777

Are you ready to catch-up, Too Solid? I am one week behind, as usual, but I am still really enjoying the storylines. Buddy and the 2 Steves, Tom and the pigs, the kitchen etc. However, there are a few things irritating me: The new Tony shouts all the time - I know the old Tony was grumpy, but this o...
by idontknow
Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: summer reads
Replies: 102
Views: 111693

Bumping as there is lots of talk of reading on the check-in threads. I have loved Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel. If you love the Tudors these are great. The writing style takes a bit of getting used to, but I couldn't put them down. I've also loved The Poisonwood Bible by Barbar...
by idontknow
Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3913
Views: 1235200

We used to have a 'Summer Reads' thread on the any other topics board - maybe we should resurrect??