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by Mavilu
Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Michael Pollan quotes the No S Diet!
Replies: 13
Views: 5006

Yay!, that's great news!.
by Mavilu
Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 13
Views: 3594

I'm now a fan, too.
by Mavilu
Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 8
Views: 2093

Merry Christmas, you all!
by Mavilu
Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * December challenge * * *
Replies: 33
Views: 6773

Thank you so much, Noni. My Christmas as a married woman have been easy because my own family is in a separate country and my american family lives far away, so, there's only the two of us and we do whatever we feel like doing, we've had everything from delivery pizza to a five course home-made meal...
by Mavilu
Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * December challenge * * *
Replies: 33
Views: 6773

Wah!, I forgot to update for a few days, but the reason is that we have decided to take a low profile on the holidays, for the reasons that I lost a family member on october and I really don't feel like celebrating much and also because we always make december a month of celebration, which is nice, ...
by Mavilu
Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weight loss surgery and No S, thank you Reinhard
Replies: 6
Views: 1946

Congratulations on your success!, I'm glad that you found the solution that works best for you.
by Mavilu
Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Resolutions, congratulations Nichole, & welcomes
Replies: 52
Views: 11043

I never do these kinds of resolutions, but this next year

I'll try Wosnes approach to No S

I'll get back to you in a few months. :D
by Mavilu
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My Floating S-Day Experiment
Replies: 48
Views: 11833

I'm sure it could be done... I just don't wanna!. :lol: Actually, I'm thinking of weaning myself off the rigid S days observance first for about a month or so, before I relax a bit and start observing them casually here and there, just to get the idea that I don't have to observe the S days at every...
by Mavilu
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My Floating S-Day Experiment
Replies: 48
Views: 11833

While I did need to lose weight when I started No-S -- it wasn't as much as I need to lose now. S days... I know I was eating more than I would have if they weren't days to have sweets, snacks and seconds. I was actually eating more than I did BEFORE I started No-S! Doing that maybe 6-10 days a yea...
by Mavilu
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * December challenge * * *
Replies: 33
Views: 6773

mavilu...remember s days are supposed to be guilt-free, enjoy them. Does that sugar tongue really happen? I've never heard of that. Tell us more. :wink: Yeah, I know... but there were apple cookies (many, many), orange chocolate and jelly beans... As to the "sugar tongue", for some years now on thi...
by Mavilu
Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * December challenge * * *
Replies: 33
Views: 6773

In Germany, we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve, not Christmas Day. So do we in Argentina and the rest of Latin America. I'm still hanging in here, but it's getting difficult, it's cold (for California) and I miss how jolly my kitchen becomes with all the baking. On the other hand; I'm feeling ...
by Mavilu
Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * December challenge * * *
Replies: 33
Views: 6773

Alright, I'm in. Since I hit 40 this year, it seems that my stomach has gotten very picky when it comes to excess and I fear that a typical december excess would be catastrophic, plus, I gain weight every. single. december. So: I say no to all Christmas goodies until the week of Christmas, unless it...
by Mavilu
Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I love the no-s forums! (Comparison of this forum to 3fc)
Replies: 9
Views: 2958

Welcome!. We are happy here because we allow ourselves to enjoy cake. :D And chocolates And cookies And candy And Steak! None of your favourites will be at stake! And, Oh, the wonderful eats you will eat, when No-S'ing makes your treats into treats! (Maybe it's time for my pills...) Hahaha, I love ...
by Mavilu
Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I love the no-s forums! (Comparison of this forum to 3fc)
Replies: 9
Views: 2958

Welcome!.
We are happy here because we allow ourselves to enjoy cake.
:D
by Mavilu
Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Enough with Drinking Water
Replies: 17
Views: 4611

The water thing is like the snacks thing, you think they would make a profit selling bottled water if they didn't convince everyone that they must drink as much water as possible and that the bottled kind is much better than tap?. Thank God people is starting to figure out that tap water is the same...
by Mavilu
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Scientists Discover Hunger's Timekeeper
Replies: 12
Views: 4681

Woah, welcome back, Noel!.

As to the article, see?, we knew it all along and this makes me think that eating all the time and at any time messes up with your hunger.
by Mavilu
Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Quesion About No Snacking - Has The Author Commented On This
Replies: 24
Views: 5832

I think to answer your question one would just need to glance around at the nation of snackers we have become. Do we look healthier than our ancestors, do we look fitter, leaner, trimmer? :cry: No, but I have noticed that people who do work out and are very healthy swear by eating 5 or 6 times a da...
by Mavilu
Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: September challenge!
Replies: 84
Views: 19787

I'll pass this time.
I have a bad case of acid reflux and I'm trying to get it under control, as it is, that's all there is in my mind when I think about eating and I'm frankly playing by ear.
Regular NoS for me this month.
But good luck to you all!.
by Mavilu
Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: . . . except in seasons that start with S
Replies: 5
Views: 1921

You know, it has happened to me too, after a bit more than a year, I eventually started getting looser in my rules, too. I don't know why, maybe because I felt confortable that I had it all figured it out?, don't know. The important thing is to realize that (well, in my case, my Wii Fit told me that...
by Mavilu
Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: In Memory of Peter
Replies: 14
Views: 3895

My condolences, Oliviamanda, the death of a loved one is always sad, moreso when it is so unexpected.
I can't have any chocolate for the moment, but, I'm making brownies anyway and inviting my husband to have them in Peter's honor.
And I'm praying for his loved ones.
by Mavilu
Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: August Challenge!!!
Replies: 79
Views: 34347

I haven't updated for a while but because this last friday, I had one huge red, we went to the movies, which is a pretty special occasion now a days, given the price of admission and bought candy which is also a very special thing, since I never eat regular candy any more. Anyway, huge box of Raisin...
by Mavilu
Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Bushranger!
Replies: 47
Views: 12136

If I may, given that I only post once in a blue moon: What I'm seeing is a new brand of posters that have a very particular mindset, the mindset of being *very* healthy, in *excellent* shape and full of energy and gusto, which is good, I know, because I was there a few years ago, many of us go throu...
by Mavilu
Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why do so many people need external reasons to lose weight?
Replies: 31
Views: 8724

Hmmm, well, first we have to consider that people that say that they want to lose weight for X reason might be pointing out just the most prominent reason or the one they first thought about, or the one that will effectively push them to do the effort, or simple social reasons such as to belong in c...
by Mavilu
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:58 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This diet is fantastic!
Replies: 15
Views: 3548

I grew up without snacks ( I have said this before, haven't I?) I did have a "merienda" we all do as children, which is invariably tea with milk and a couple of slices of french baguette with butter and jam during the cold months and milk chocolate (with Nesquik powder) instead of tea in the hot mo...
by Mavilu
Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This diet is fantastic!
Replies: 15
Views: 3548

I grew up without snacks ( I have said this before, haven't I?) I did have a "merienda" we all do as children, which is invariably tea with milk and a couple of slices of french baguette with butter and jam during the cold months and milk chocolate (with Nesquik powder) instead of tea in the hot mon...
by Mavilu
Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: First troll!
Replies: 18
Views: 4652

Was it the guy saying that he liked the "pretty colors" in the August challenge thread?. At first, I thought it was you and that you had changed your username, because the picture in his avatar looked a lot like you. But then I wondered why would you do that and why would you talk like that. Hah!, f...
by Mavilu
Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Rice
Replies: 23
Views: 6273

That Seductions of Rice book looked too good to pass and so I bought it last night on Amazon. I'm a big fan of vegetarian rice dishes and my husband is a big fan of rice, period and while he genuinely likes brown rice as well as white rice, I rather have just white rice, especially since traditiona...
by Mavilu
Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch
Replies: 29
Views: 7212

If you're smooshing together Cool Whip, Jell-O instant pudding and a Duncan Hines cake mix, not only are you NOT cooking -- you're making an edible food-like substance. The heck of it is, it would probably take about 5-10 minutes longer to make something similar from real ingredients. I always get ...
by Mavilu
Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: August Challenge!!!
Replies: 79
Views: 34347

I'm in. After two months, my portions have been getting a tiny bit bigger every time and I know where it leads; today, I'm wearing a pair of pants that I haven't been able to wear at all last summer and I intend to keep wearing them. So, Besides the core No S, I'll watch my portions at all times. Au...
by Mavilu
Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: July challenge!
Replies: 91
Views: 16071

Thank you, Reneew!. I'm writing to tell you that thanks to your challenges, I've lost another inch or so overall this month and for that I'm deeply thankful to you and to everyone here (especially Reinhard). I also wanted to comment that, while I've gone down a size and lost an average of two inches...
by Mavilu
Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Rice
Replies: 23
Views: 6273

That Seductions of Rice book looked too good to pass and so I bought it last night on Amazon. I'm a big fan of vegetarian rice dishes and my husband is a big fan of rice, period and while he genuinely likes brown rice as well as white rice, I rather have just white rice, especially since traditional...
by Mavilu
Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Centenarians and snacks (and oatmeal :-))
Replies: 10
Views: 3693

My granny will 106 this november and she doesn't snack, either. Three square meals, a little bit of everything, as she puts it. She has always practized that, but, when my grandfather lived, he insisted on tons of meat and sausages and little else (so she says) and during her early forties she gaine...
by Mavilu
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Frustration of "Mental Chatter"
Replies: 14
Views: 3439

Thank you very much Bright Angel!.

And you too, Vmelo!.
by Mavilu
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Frustration of "Mental Chatter"
Replies: 14
Views: 3439

Yep, I'm very small too, 5'3" as well and with a small frame and I know that sadly I need very little food. I've reduced my portions dramatically (lunch is a pita with hummus and tomatoes on top with a glass of orange juice for examle) and even eating like that sometimes will keep me satisfied for l...
by Mavilu
Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A great big THANK YOU to all of you!
Replies: 4
Views: 1554

Re: A great big THANK YOU to all of you!

vmsurbat wrote:Woohoo! Today I am celebrating 1 year of building NoS habits.
Congratulations on your first year and here's to many more to come!
by Mavilu
Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: July challenge!
Replies: 91
Views: 16071

Doing fine!. I've drank my water at every meal so far and have only one failure (curse that cherry pie!). I've decided to ditch the scale (since I've noticed that I weight less if I'm slightly leaning into the left and more if I lean into the right!) and only measure, but now, I have to resist the a...
by Mavilu
Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: July challenge!
Replies: 91
Views: 16071

I weight myself all the time, that is, whenever I'm about to jump in the shower and I notice the scale, and I have no idea how much I weight exactly, because the number changes all the time. I thought that last month I had lost some weight while participating in the challenge, but then I figured I m...
by Mavilu
Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: June challenge!
Replies: 123
Views: 25761

Well, look at that, only one red day and because of something that I know better not to do. Not too bad. The important thing is that I realized can reign in myself when I get a bit out of bounds and that makes me confident that I can do this forever. I also lost some weight, I can't really say how m...
by Mavilu
Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Michael Pollan vs Big Food
Replies: 12
Views: 2961

oliviamanda wrote: I've been going to Trader Joe's a lot. Lots of organic stuff at reasonable prices.
Try their ketchup, it's really good.
by Mavilu
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: July challenge!
Replies: 91
Views: 16071

Hmm, we've done that already at our home (our plates are now 8 1/2 inches), but I enjoyed the challenge, so I might have to think of something else. A complete no red month or possibly to get used to drink a glass of water with my meals, either way, I'm in again. EDIT Okay, I've realized that I do f...
by Mavilu
Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: June challenge!
Replies: 123
Views: 25761

Doing pretty good, thank you, Reneew, for the challenge. I had one red and that was because I moved one of the s days to the middle of the week and that didn't work, so, I've learned that. I like updating my post every night before bed, I feel it's better that using the calendar, because you fellas ...
by Mavilu
Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What have you read about the importance of snacking?
Replies: 8
Views: 2499

A favorite of women's magazines such as SELF:

"Snack in between meals to prevent hunger that will make you over-eat at meal time"
But, wait a minute: so, am I eating extra calories in between meals to prevent eating extra calories at meal time?... huh...
by Mavilu
Sun May 31, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: June challenge!
Replies: 123
Views: 25761

It's time I do one of these, especially since I've been slipping off a bit and the Wii Fit just yelled at me for gaining weight. I'm in. June 1 GREEN June 2 YELLOW Wedding anniversary trip June 3 YELLOW Wedding anniversary trip June 4 GREEN June 5 GREEN June 6 YELLOW June 7 YELLOW June 8 GREEN June ...
by Mavilu
Tue May 19, 2009 5:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting short essay on dieting vs. habit change
Replies: 15
Views: 4125

A tip: people here isn't like the people you'll find at L.J.; "sigh, forget it" won't add anything positive to the discussion in this forum. That said, I've gotten out of lurking to add that there is a big difference between "self- criticism" and "self-hatred"; if I say here or anywhere else that I ...
by Mavilu
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My body's gotten spoiled
Replies: 8
Views: 2974

Re: My body's gotten spoiled

I wonder if I was so out-of-touch with my own needs that I just missed those signals in the past, or if my body was so out of whack because of the lousy eating I did that it couldn't even protest? I used to wonder about this too; my conclusion is that I eventually started thinking that feeling over...
by Mavilu
Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Real Food vs Fake Food
Replies: 35
Views: 9806

Real whipped cream made of cream, not hydrogenated corn syrup. :wink: So you guys just eat heavy whipping cream? I'm a fan of "if you don't use it, you lose it" and I'm aware of the million ways in which we don't move as we used to, therefore I buy heavy cream and I whip it by hand in the old fashi...
by Mavilu
Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This is harder than I thought
Replies: 11
Views: 3535

Sara, if it's too hard for you, just do it in stages, as KCCC says, I first got used to one S and did it for a whole month and then kept adding an S at a time until I was used to all three, granted, I didn't lose much weight on those first three months, but I didn't have to stress it out, which is t...
by Mavilu
Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Real Food vs Fake Food
Replies: 35
Views: 9806

450 F is all you need to bake pizza, a commercial oven with a higher temp will just produce your pizza faster...like 10 minutes faster and you can always get a baking stone that will absorb heat like nothing else, unfortunately though, they are wickedly expensive. I make pizza and focaccia routinely...
by Mavilu
Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: LOL, Negative book review on the Amazon page
Replies: 13
Views: 3896

The negative reviews for the book at Amazon are just ridiculous, there's one guy that firmly states that it's either count every calorie every moment or go bust, there's the guy that acuses everyone that reviewed the book of being a fake and now this choice person, oi... I reviewed already, but mayb...
by Mavilu
Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A year of No S (it went on so fast!)
Replies: 11
Views: 3268

A year of No S (it went on so fast!)

I meant to do this a couple of days ago, but I didn't have the time, so here it goes: On the 14th I celebrated Valentine's Day and a year of NoS (with doughnuts)!. On this past year I have re-learned a lot about food and myself, I lost the fear of spending more than two hours without eating, started...
by Mavilu
Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Renewed Hunger
Replies: 5
Views: 1622

I always get hungrier with an abrupt change of weather, if it gets much colder all of a sudden and it lasts for days, I'll get hungrier, the same when I get sick, I need my chow then. When I get very nervous, I lose my hunger for days. I think we all have periods in which we get hungrier or less hun...
by Mavilu
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: here's my latest fear
Replies: 3
Views: 1531

I think your problem is that you are choosing to call your lack of hunger "deprivation", it wasn't deprivation; no one told you not to eat, you just were sick. You didn't feel like eating and that's the end of it, turn the page and treat the next weekend like it is: just a new page and just go on an...
by Mavilu
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why NoS works
Replies: 16
Views: 5005

I tried WW for one month exactly. I fretted during the whole month, I had only 1200 cals a day or less to eat, so food became a very precious commodity that I was not to ruin! I remember eating lots of turkey breast sandwiches because I was too hungry to make point calculations for anything else, be...
by Mavilu
Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Zumba and full-length mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

I took a yoga class a couple of years ago where there were full length mirrors and lots of lithe and trim people; I stuck out like a sore thumb!. My problem is that both full length mirror in our home are surprisingly forgiving and, even though I look at myself in the mirror and feel good about the ...
by Mavilu
Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sometime S days should be called lesson days
Replies: 4
Views: 2186

Hahaha, you poor thing!.
BUT, NOW YOU KNOW.
:D
by Mavilu
Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: do you still keep any old diet hang ups?
Replies: 10
Views: 3834

I just can't help feeling guilty for eating this or that: "blueberry cake with whipped cream? are you sure?, you still have weight to lose, you know" type of thoughts. But I'm getting better at shushing and retorting to myself things like "Well it IS saturday, you know". Bravo! That phrase "Well it...
by Mavilu
Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do your S days look like?
Replies: 11
Views: 3820

Well, by now, my body regulates what I have on S days, so, I just don't worry about it much any longer. Last night I made this spanish meatball dinner that we liked very much, so I went ahead and had a tiny bit more as seconds, but, see, by now the sensation of stuffiness is a big no-no for me and m...
by Mavilu
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: do you still keep any old diet hang ups?
Replies: 10
Views: 3834

Amen to that!. I was recently telling my husband that whenever I make dinner dishes in which skinned chicken breasts are the major source of protein and fat, I get really hungry within three hours, which is super fast for me, but if I have two slices of walnut bread slathered with butter, I can go o...
by Mavilu
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hey, all you wonderful folks
Replies: 10
Views: 3391

paulrone wrote: 5. One word: Bread
And real butter on it!!.
by Mavilu
Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hunger
Replies: 8
Views: 5822

Amen to all that, sister. As you might remember, I'm one of those "two meals a day" people, just like you, I spend several hours in between meals, with one big gap between dinner and lunch next day and also I love the whole eating healthy shebang and I'm not having any "toxic hunger" issues. This la...
by Mavilu
Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating like Americans
Replies: 11
Views: 4014

Ah, thank you, Wosnes!. Well, I'm very intrigued and tempted, I think I might get the new book after all, I mean, I rely on the original and I have given plenty of recipes from that one to people; I love it so, improvided can only mean more love from me. By the way, I forgot to comment that I also f...
by Mavilu
Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating like Americans
Replies: 11
Views: 4014

Tell me Wosnes, how are you liking her latest book?
Is it worth buying if you have a couple of her books on mediterranean food or are the recipes a bit repeated?.

EDIT
Wait, so it's just a revised version of the Mediterranean Diet Cookbook?
by Mavilu
Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Post Your Proud Moments-I Stayed on Habit and Resisted!
Replies: 101
Views: 37454

BuckeyePink wrote:My proud moment of the last weekend was stepping on the scale after Christmas was over. I have not gone above my starting weight of 11/12/08! I reached my goal of not gaining through the holidays. :o

I am really looking forward to the next month. ;-)
Wow, hats off to you!.
by Mavilu
Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Here's to NOT waiting for New Years!
Replies: 2
Views: 1475

Ha!, I love this thread and it's title because that was the decision I took two nights ago. I gave myself plenty of room to be an idiot and I ate whatever I wanted during most of december and I enjoyed myself inmensely. I gained weight of course, but, amazingly, not even close to what I have gained ...
by Mavilu
Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 7
Views: 2636

Merry Christmas!, we celebrate Christmas Eve in our home as per latin tradition, so tonight is our big dinner.
Enjoy you S Day everyone!.
by Mavilu
Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Doctor approved nutrition plan for Diabetes--No S!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 5699

Well, this doesn't surprise me, as I have said ad nauseaum: this is how people has always eaten! and to throw completely anecdotal evidence: I don't know a single person in my country that has diabetes; I didn't even know what diabetes was exactly until I came to live here and over there, they are a...
by Mavilu
Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My mom passed away
Replies: 21
Views: 6634

I'm sorry to hear that, CC.
I hope to see you around in january!.
by Mavilu
Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: whoa, Nellie!
Replies: 11
Views: 3078

I had to tweak; my husband is NOT observing any dietary rule on the basis that the Holiday Season come only once a year, therefore, the new rules are: I can have whatever as long as it's part of one of my three (or two) plates and as soon as I'm full, I stop. Also: I'm not buying any goodies, I have...
by Mavilu
Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you think about SMALLER plates?
Replies: 9
Views: 2502

We have switched to smaller plates a couple of months ago, I don't know what size they are exactly, but to give you an idea, yesterday I made breaded chicken and all I could fit within the inner rim of the plate was the breaded boneless breast and a few stalks of broccoli. We haven't experienced any...
by Mavilu
Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Colon cleanses
Replies: 9
Views: 3033

I had a barium enema once.
The only reason I went ahead with it was that I didn't know what the procedure was exactly. :( :)
by Mavilu
Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "December Experiment" Peppemint Striped No-S
Replies: 22
Views: 5417

Noel, it's not aimed at you (especially since people that work in couseling and well, with people with eating disorders know how ugly it can get), but rather aimed at everyone around, I don't mean around here in the forum, either, rather around everywhere. It bothers me that people in general is so ...
by Mavilu
Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Facebook App
Replies: 15
Views: 4386

Hey, I joined the group!. Yeah, it is just like a forum, I don't know how to make an application, but I would love it if it would be there. Facebook is so good at grouping all your Internet life in one place, that having NoS as well in there would be wonderful!. And also, whenever people look at app...
by Mavilu
Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "December Experiment" Peppemint Striped No-S
Replies: 22
Views: 5417

Wowzers, people, why are you all so scared?. I don't get it, now a days, people is afraid that you'll go either morbidly obese or anoxeric and wither and die, can't it just be a middle common?. I don't know Blueskighs very well, I know she has had problem with binging but I'm confident that she know...
by Mavilu
Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Facebook App
Replies: 15
Views: 4386

If you guys make a Facebook group, I'm in.
by Mavilu
Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Post Your Proud Moments-I Stayed on Habit and Resisted!
Replies: 101
Views: 37454

There are these Trader Joe's cookies that only appear during December and we wait all year to eat them, the same with Panettone, which is a tradition in my country that immigrants brought with them from Italy and we just bought two boxes of cookies and two boxes of Panettone to start the first weeke...
by Mavilu
Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving Day!
Replies: 13
Views: 3513

Happy belated Thanksgiving, everyone!.
I managed to have my dinner without over-eating but then, I laughed so hard after dinner that I ended up with indigestion all the same, which was what I was primarily trying to avoid.
Ah well!. :P
by Mavilu
Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: my slightly controversial tweak
Replies: 13
Views: 3793

There are people who do this normally. Whatever works! really? you mean they eat cookies/muffins for breakfast on an N day too? Sure!, in my country and other spanish colonized countries, people start their morning with a pastry and tea or coffe with milk and that doesn't make them fat. My granny h...
by Mavilu
Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "December Experiment" Peppemint Striped No-S
Replies: 22
Views: 5417

Since I had to be very careful about activity this past month, my appetite has dwindled too, and I've been having just two meals a day, too. It feels fine, I feel fine and you always know that if you do get hungry, you can have a third meal, so, why not?. I have really reached the point in my life I...
by Mavilu
Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A day on No S
Replies: 9
Views: 3420

Today I had: A banana and a large glass of full fat milk (breakfasts are always light) Pasta with roasted red bell pepper, garlic and fresh basil sauteed in olive oil with parmesan cheese and mango chunks with full fat plain yogurt Curried butternut squash soup with rice, a pita bread and a slice of...
by Mavilu
Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hi... I'm back
Replies: 9
Views: 2690

Heya! I was wondering about you, I'm sorry you had such hard times this year. You ask what's so ahrd about three meals a day and I'll say that it's a matter of long practised habits; I stayed on NoS and just today my mind was going "come one, it's JUST a piece of chocolate, what's the worst that can...
by Mavilu
Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Re: The issue of Private Messaging
Replies: 8
Views: 3029

Do you have any thoughts or feelings on this issue you'd like to express? No, not really. I've been a member of other forums for years now, so I'm not exactly new at PMing (Private Messaging), but I do appreciate you telling how it works for those that might be a bit confused about how private mess...
by Mavilu
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: After 4 years, I'm back!
Replies: 11
Views: 3906

Welcome back, pioneer!.
by Mavilu
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you really eat what you would like on N days?
Replies: 7
Views: 2555

I do!.
I just try to make it varied throughout the three meals, but even that isn't a rule set on stone.
by Mavilu
Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What the doctor said about NoS
Replies: 10
Views: 3963

Uh, I almost missed a couple of posts! KCCC, yes, I think I will!, too bad that my insurance only pays refered massage sessions and my docotr apparently didn't see it as necessary, oh well, next time I get an attack I'm so asking him to give me a referal!. ou812, oh yeah, have no doubt; there's abso...
by Mavilu
Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Great fun workout
Replies: 6
Views: 2270

I was inspired and last night I boxed on the Wii.
It made the pain in my back that was gone come back, but it was exhilarating. :lol:
by Mavilu
Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Happy Halloween 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 3452

Happy Halloween, everyone!. I already caved in and had some candy last night :? , but it was great, because unlike past years, I was actually able to stop after a few mini bars, I've learned that even when caving in, I've changed. I hope it's the same for everyone here, maybe when you have your cand...
by Mavilu
Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What the doctor said about NoS
Replies: 10
Views: 3963

Massages, that actually never crossed my mind, since I never had a massage, but it is an awsome idea!. I'll have to find if I can have someone that's covered by our insurance. Oh, whatever it takes to relive this discomfort, thank you so much for the suggestion!. Reinhard, yeah, I just wanted you to...
by Mavilu
Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What the doctor said about NoS
Replies: 10
Views: 3963

What the doctor said about NoS

Yesterday I had an appointment with my doctor, because I've been having some back issues. So, we discussed the problem and he basically told me that pinched nerves go and come and even if we try to avoid surefire ways to pinch our nerves, they might happen just the same and that it might take months...
by Mavilu
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Post Your Proud Moments-I Stayed on Habit and Resisted!
Replies: 101
Views: 37454

Last week, my husband brought me a bag of Lindt chocolate balls; I'm having some trouble and he figured I could take some S time and cheer up a bit with chocolate. It was a good idea and all, but I wondered if I could resist opening the bad until saturday. Well, let me tell you, it was hard, especia...
by Mavilu
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New joiner to the No S Diet
Replies: 7
Views: 2145

Re: New joiner to the No S Diet

I just wanted to say that one day I stumble across the No S Diet on the internet and read it. I had been looking for a diet that wasn't really a diet but a way of life and second nature. I joined Weight Watchers 6 years ago and lost 163#, reach my goal weight, but you know what, I could not stay on...
by Mavilu
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I finally get it!
Replies: 10
Views: 3017

I'm liking your new name a whole lot, I'm glad you are still around, chica!.
by Mavilu
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New to No S Diet and Saying Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 2181

Welcome, Linda!, you'll love it here.
by Mavilu
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Quick brag about yourself...
Replies: 8
Views: 2436

Quick brag?, alright. I've been on and off bed and doing nothing but sitting around when up for about three weeks now, I've been eating nothing but fast food and frozen meals (husband does NOT know how to cook more than eggs) all this time and I haven't gained a single pound, in fact, I could swear ...
by Mavilu
Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello - I'm a newbie!
Replies: 10
Views: 2572

It's nice to have you here, Silky!.
by Mavilu
Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating like Americans
Replies: 11
Views: 4014

Oh, by just seeing the heading of the article, I know what we will be talking about. I've seen it happening in my country, too; only a matter of time before everyone is snacking all day long and eating crap in their cars; replacing eating at the table with the family. McDonalds has being working ver...
by Mavilu
Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sparkpeople and No S Diet
Replies: 12
Views: 3193

Yay, that's great!.
I hang around SparkPeople.com sometimes, I check recipes and articles, nice place.
Congratulations on your weightloss and welcome to the boards!.
by Mavilu
Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: couscous
Replies: 5
Views: 2061

Yeah, as Wosnes says, regular couscous is about the same as pasta when it comes to calories, given that couscous has the same composition of pasta: semolina and water.
But even so, if it's too many calories for your tastes, then, don't have the salad every day and voila!, problem solved. :)
by Mavilu
Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Soup an S for me
Replies: 5
Views: 2678

Soup is a favorite of mine, too.
I usually I have 1 plate + bread + fruit, that keeps me from being too stuffed and from being hungry too soon.
by Mavilu
Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Holiday Season is Coming.....
Replies: 5
Views: 2361

On the contrary: this might be the first season in about five years that I'll approach while calm and confident and without an ounce of guilt!. I have my rules and I know what to do now and even if I gain some weight on december (that month is my bane!), now I know that after that, I'll return to my...
by Mavilu
Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Returning and definitely in need of some serious support....
Replies: 10
Views: 3260

Welcome back, dear; weight loss is sweet, but nothing compares to peace of mind!.