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by Jesseco
Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jesseco's Check In
Replies: 14
Views: 4652

Aug. 22 red day NoSDiet. Ate an O'Henry bar because I made them for C today and I really wanted one today and did not want to wait until Sunday. I was very afraid it would make me want to binge, but it didn't at all! I was full and satisfied and think I can wait until Sunday for my next treat! But I...
by Jesseco
Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jesseco's Check In
Replies: 14
Views: 4652

Aug. 8 red day. I was so looking forward to dessert, and when mine was served to someone else, and I was the ONLY one without it (whine, whine, whine :cry: ) I took N's back to the hotel room to eat. After I had eaten bites of others' desserts offered to me. And then I became too full. When I am ove...
by Jesseco
Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jesseco's Check In
Replies: 14
Views: 4652

July 22 red day. Again, not a big one. I was very anxious and could not sleep, so I kept doing housework late into the night. I thought I was hungry and so ate a pear. Could have done without it, but again did not compound the error! That's progress.
by Jesseco
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jesseco's Check In
Replies: 14
Views: 4652

Red day today for one small failure which I don't regret: Chris told me to try his iced coffee drink. That was it. One sip. I did not compound my error. Yeah!
by Jesseco
Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 364778

Re: Another Day One

This time, I am going to work on Reinhard's suggestion to make most S Days, small s days...i.e. containing one or two s events. Then save the big S days, for a few special yearly holiday occasions etc. Another suggestion I liked from a successful forum member, is to normally have only one s day on ...
by Jesseco
Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jesseco's Check In
Replies: 14
Views: 4652

Jessico's habitcal Well, today I received my first red day in a long time. But it was worth it, as I don't often shop with my mom. I had an ice cream sundae, size SMALL! I still am eating too much generally at meals, though. I should have had 1/2 the moussaka boxed before eating at the restaurant. ...
by Jesseco
Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jesseco's Check In
Replies: 14
Views: 4652

B--oatmeal (put some back since it was premeasured as 1/3 c dry!) 1/2 cup froz. cherries 1 T ground flax 1 egg & one egg white fried in PAM w/brussel sprouts & tomatoes coffee L--salad with lime-chipotle chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, EVOO, vinegar 1/2 mango D--2 slices tofu in tamari (smaller than 1/4...
by Jesseco
Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not a good idea
Replies: 46
Views: 71489

I love senanbar's and gionta's replies on this thread. Since we are all individuals and are all a bit different, it makes sense to individualize the diet to be what we need. Like senanbar, I've had an eating disorder (mild, but bothersome enough to me), and I cannot allow myself to binge on S days. ...
by Jesseco
Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jesseco's Check In
Replies: 14
Views: 4652

B-oatmeal (1/3 c dry) 1 cup frozen berries (should have had 1/2 cup since I had more oatmeal) 1 T ground flax 3 turkey bacon coffee L--lettuce, tomato salad w/EVOO/vinegar brussel sprouts roast chicken small yam D--from Boston Market--turkey cranberry sauce steamed veggies green beans added EVOO & v...
by Jesseco
Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jesseco's Check In
Replies: 14
Views: 4652

I need to lessen some of my portions! I had oatmeal today--cooked it in the crockpot all night last night. It should have made 4 portions but I divided it into 3! Added frozen berries; cherries; flax, and 3 pieces of turkey bacon (and a cup of coffee) and I am just a little too full! I could have ea...
by Jesseco
Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jesseco's Check In
Replies: 14
Views: 4652

Earned a green today (as usual), but I know I ate too much for dinner. B - oat bran (1/2 c dry) frozen cherries (1 cup) 1 TJ chick. chipotle sausage 1 T ground flax L - 1/2 chicken breast Subway sub apple D- 1/2 pack. tofu in tamari (2/5 would've been enough) 1 small yam with crushed pineapple bruss...
by Jesseco
Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jesseco's Check In
Replies: 14
Views: 4652

And today became an S day. It could have been for sick, since I felt completely wiped out all day, and had much congestion still. I feel a little better right now. After dinner (1/2 of a Subway chicken sub--yay; 1/2!), I had a large treat: an ice cream sandwich with vanilla & a little choc. ice crea...
by Jesseco
Sat May 31, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 45733

I'm so sorry, fkwan. I've decided that 8 or more S days is too much for me. And with a husband who works shift work, weekends just aren't always that special to me anyway. Also, I've had too hard a time deciding what treats to eat on S days. AND I am 5 ft. 4 3/4 and still want to be under my current...
by Jesseco
Sat May 31, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jesseco's Check In
Replies: 14
Views: 4652

I am trying this and it's working well, so far. I think my weight is more stable and I really don't feel deprived. AND I don't have to count calories. I just need to not stuff myself. On N's 21st B-day, I had two slices of pizza and an ice cream sandwich (and the lime pie earlier). That was good! An...
by Jesseco
Fri May 16, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jesseco's Check In
Replies: 14
Views: 4652

failures

May 8 failure: a piece of cookie bar at C's pre-graduation dinner. I do not feel bad about it. I only wish I didn't bother eating my healthy apple that I saved, since I REALLY wanted the cookie and not the apple. May 15--How could I resist the Smith Island cake that C brought home from Smith Island?...
by Jesseco
Fri May 16, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No Snacking leading to binging?
Replies: 23
Views: 4962

and so far, I've enjoyed feeling full after every meal. That is while being successful on No S, I get to feel full Three Times a Day; whereas, being successful on my 3 meal 3 snack plan, I NEVER get to feel full. [/color] I can't tell you how much I also enjoy eating ENOUGH at each meal to feel sat...
by Jesseco
Tue May 06, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Structure and Emotional Eating
Replies: 20
Views: 4234

I have noticed that when I am cooking and getting supper on the table, that I will start eating a little of this and that as I go about accumulating the meal. I have to keep reminding myself, not to eat a single morsel before I sit down. I shut my mouth and pretend my lips are sealed. I think we ha...
by Jesseco
Tue May 06, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Structure and Emotional Eating
Replies: 20
Views: 4234

Re: Structure and Emotional Eating

BrightAngel wrote:

I just need to learn that emotional hunger won't kill me either.
This is so true for me, too! And I'm learning that it won't!!! Eating does not solve relational problems!
by Jesseco
Mon May 05, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Finally Read the Book
Replies: 10
Views: 2873

Re: Finally Read the Book

Reinhard's delightful, wry style translates into a really nice, easy read. Though, I'm having a hard time detecting what his co-author, Ben Kallen, was adding as the style reads very much like Reinhard's website entries and podcasts. Possibly that's quite a compliment, too. The book is quite clear,...
by Jesseco
Sun May 04, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Who's been noSing for longer than three months?
Replies: 22
Views: 5477

3aday, I cannot tell you how encouraging and helpful your posts are to me! Thank you for returning to the board to help us who are newer at this. It is wonderful to learn of long-term success, and to believe that I will be as encouraging as you are in a while!
by Jesseco
Sat May 03, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 364778

Thank YOU, BrightAngel! And for your pm to me (I responded; hope it went through).

Like many others, I enjoy reading your messages.
by Jesseco
Sat May 03, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 364778

Re: My Review

Removed.
by Jesseco
Fri May 02, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Feel Like a Cult Person
Replies: 37
Views: 10926

Re: DIET is DIE with a T on the end

I so hear you on this. My fiance said something like diets don't work. My mother-in-law downplayed my success by saying that it's 'EASY' when you're 23 and that it would be 'IMPOSSIBLE' for her because there are 'ALWAYS' snacks/sweets at work. Whatever!! It was not that 'easy' for me. Her downplayi...
by Jesseco
Fri May 02, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: One Month Down
Replies: 13
Views: 3935

Why do you think he has other motives for promoting veganism? Of all the docs promoting a vegan diet for health, I've always thought that he was one of the few whose viewpoint was based entirely on health and not at all on other agendas. I don't think he practices veganism in other areas of his lif...
by Jesseco
Thu May 01, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: One Month Down
Replies: 13
Views: 3935

I er, even dared to mention this on the McDougall board. They have a ton of binge-ers there. f I am surprised about this! I get his newsletter, though I've not done his diet. I thought his diet was all about health (though I think he has other motives also for promoting veganism), so I wonder why t...
by Jesseco
Thu May 01, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Worth it for me but not easy
Replies: 26
Views: 6052

Thank you all! We can do hard things, if they make sense!
by Jesseco
Thu May 01, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Pain is Greater than the High
Replies: 1
Views: 1264

What is it about those green squares?!!! They are incredibly motivating! :o
by Jesseco
Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Worth it for me but not easy
Replies: 26
Views: 6052

Yes, milczar, I think this plan is best for those who generally eat healthfully, since it is possible to technically do it perfectly and not get your desired results!
by Jesseco
Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Acceptance of Greed and Gluttoney
Replies: 25
Views: 7493

One is allowed to binge on an S day, but once folks figure out that they'll gain weight if they do, 90% of them won't. Then, after they lose their weight, they can maintain with the system by eating what they like on S days in moderation . Bingeing, I have discovered, after not doing it for 30 days...
by Jesseco
Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Worth it for me but not easy
Replies: 26
Views: 6052

that urge to drink is so rare and faint now that when I notice it it is more of a curiousity than anything else. Ditto for smoking. This is very encouraging! And what you, KCC , wrote, is too! I have been a binger for the past 10 years or so, and it did start after some restrictive dieting, too. Bu...
by Jesseco
Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Worth it for me but not easy
Replies: 26
Views: 6052

Noel, sadly it IS a consolation to me! My misery loves company!

I'm like you with the green squares. I'll do almost anything to get one, sometimes including housework!

fkwan, you made sense to me! I do agree also that this diet should be great for maintenance.
by Jesseco
Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Worth it for me but not easy
Replies: 26
Views: 6052

Worth it for me but not easy

Like all of you on this board, I love Reinhard's common sense approach and now that I am eating more carefully on S days I think it will work for me long term. AND it is helping me to stop obsessing about food. This is wonderful. BUT it is not as easy for me as it seems to be for many of you! I don'...
by Jesseco
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Gave up last week due to 6 pound weight gain... any ideas?
Replies: 38
Views: 8805

I was used to eating very low-fat meals with no white flour, rice and almost no white potatoes, so switching to this diet I'm sure has "upped" my daily calories EXCEPT for the fact that I've given up my two daily (healthy) snacks! I've decided not to go overboard on the junk non-dessert food just be...
by Jesseco
Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Acceptance of Greed and Gluttoney
Replies: 25
Views: 7493

BrightAngel, I hope I don't sound too critical. I also consider myself a glutton, but I don't want to be! Knowing that S days are a temptation for me to binge, I am now choosing not to binge. It is important to me and if I can't keep to that, I won't stay on this diet, which is working well for me s...
by Jesseco
Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do YOU mean by sometimes?
Replies: 67
Views: 122445

I've started doing the S days challenge. I get a handful of S treats for every different place I'm at. For example, yesterday I stole one french fry off my friend at the pub, had a rice krispie treat at home, an ice cream at the park, and a two-course dinner for my friend's birthday. It sounds like...
by Jesseco
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Successful Tweaking
Replies: 12
Views: 2498

I too have very little to lose and haven't lost it in the 4 or 5 weeks I've been on this diet! I think by allowing myself to eat "unhealthy" foods at meals on N-days (whereas I didn't previously), I may be sabotaging myself. So I'm going to do that only rarely now. But the stopping snacking has been...
by Jesseco
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I feel so sad that Lunch is over.
Replies: 4
Views: 1537

I can identify. I really look forward to eating, too. But I want to look forward as much or more to other things, now.

I am sorry you feel sad when you finish. I understand. I drink a lot of hot tea.
by Jesseco
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello. New Here
Replies: 6
Views: 2215

Hi CatholicCajun! This diet was a literal answer to prayer for me, too! Welcome!
by Jesseco
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you use the HabitCal feature?
Replies: 11
Views: 2494

I love it, too. I'm using it for several other habits as well. So far, I've only gotten reds in my housework cal :( . I guess that shows where my priorities are not.
by Jesseco
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not restricted enough....
Replies: 63
Views: 15025

Terpnessa, maybe you should try the other diet if losing quickly is important to you and then come back to this one for maintenance. I had just lost 5 pounds before discovering NoS and was very pleased! I just looked up the diet you mentioned. I was on one similar to that (it helped me lose that 5 p...
by Jesseco
Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Today is my first day
Replies: 12
Views: 2775

BrightAngel

When I first begin any kind of "structured diet", I usually drop two or three pounds the first few days, ...which I know is mostly due to salt/water/waste loss... but, although my calories are averaging around 1000-1200 this hasn't happened, and I miss it. I think this is a great way of dieting or ...
by Jesseco
Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My first S weekend!
Replies: 27
Views: 5701

nfalcone

I love a Dairy Queen thing too--the brownie sundae. I had one on Sun. and the brownie was stale. That also happened the last time I had one! I made my own concoction of one on Sat. I think that's probably too much for one weekend, though, and I want to limit treats with THAT much fat/calories/sugar.
by Jesseco
Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Better S days Challange
Replies: 45
Views: 10987

I think that most of the worry is that we will not continue to lose weight or we could actually gain weight by going wild on those days. I myself have had problems with eating-disordered behaviors and don't want to do them even on S days. I'm also not really overweight, although I would like to drop...
by Jesseco
Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 21 days!
Replies: 5
Views: 1702

ME TOO! I started March 22.
by Jesseco
Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Haven't lost weight, but very happy with No S
Replies: 29
Views: 5526

I have an relative who drives everyone insane with her eating habits. If she's not counting points she's obsessing over what she eats or doesn't eat, or she must have her snack in five minutes, or make her medi-fast drink in 20 minutes, or we must go home so she have have her pudding on time. This ...
by Jesseco
Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I lost weight but why? Been gone a bit, need advice.
Replies: 10
Views: 2586

Bumpkyns, it was helpful to me to discover the No S diet from the book, too. I read the book twice in a row! I'd been strongly influenced by the Zone diet several years ago and then by counting everything--grams of protein, carbs, fiber, sugars, and fats so that I'd have a huge chart for each day's ...
by Jesseco
Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hungry?
Replies: 15
Views: 3143

I had insomnia last night from about 2 AM until 6 AM (I think it's a hormonal thing :x ) and I got really hungry from about 3-4. So at 4 AM I finally got up and had some "Nighty Night" (chamomile) tea with a little sweetener and soy milk in it. It did the trick (not helping me sleep, but at least fi...
by Jesseco
Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Any newbies freaking out about their first S days?
Replies: 24
Views: 5115

I'm only in my third week, and have binging issues too; hopefully in my past. The first week, I did well on Sat., but terrible on Sunday. The next week, I did as Reinhard suggested and planned a nice treat. It worked last week on both Sat. and Sun.! I'm very pleased. I pretty much stuck to the three...
by Jesseco
Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Milk
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

Milk

I read in my local newspaper an interview with Michael Pollan. Here is a quote: Diet Detective: Is there something about nutrition you’ve learned in the past few years that you haven’t discussed in a book or an interview and that would surprise us? Michael Pollan: Perhaps it is the prevalence of...
by Jesseco
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Simple rules yet interpretations confusing
Replies: 27
Views: 7662

So even if I could lose weight NoSing by eating a gallon of ice cream 3 times a day (I imagine Heaven being this way),
sandooch, I do too, but don't forget the brownies, fudge sauce, and whipped cream! Yay, only two more days until S-day! (There's always something to look forward to! :lol: )
by Jesseco
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not a failure, was it?
Replies: 6
Views: 2193

Not a failure, was it?

I'm in my third week of No-S-dieting. Tonight at dinner, my plate had cashew chicken (& snow peas) with a little brown rice, some raw greens, and a small bowl (on the plate!) of squash. Looking at my plate, I decided that maybe I needed a little more protein, so I put some more cashew chicken on my ...
by Jesseco
Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do you reward yourself?
Replies: 13
Views: 3213

During the week I reward myself with little green squares on the habitcal. It's amazing what a reward those little green squares are! I'm a substitute teacher and I know what little ones will do for a sticker or their name on my "Terrific Helpers" list, and now I feel like one of them! As soon as I...
by Jesseco
Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Welcome Woman's World readers!
Replies: 166
Views: 44425

Also, I have a funny thing about foots toughing each other so when we have cream of corn or baked bean they have to go in bowl and not on plate where the juices will run into my meat. I know strange but unbreakable habit for me, or at least a habit I am not willing to break. But, I do not fill my p...
by Jesseco
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Welcome Woman's World readers!
Replies: 166
Views: 44425

i drink hot chocolate over coffee can i still have this? How much does it classify I also do this. My hot chocolate, though, is just plain hot cocoa with some saccharine or stevia and soy milk (sweeteners like this are discouraged, but not prohibited on No S). I also just allow myself one cup per d...
by Jesseco
Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jesseco's Check In
Replies: 14
Views: 4652

Good weekend S days!

I'm so pleased about having big and little S days. This weekend I tried it and had a (one!) treat both days and pretty big meals, but no snacking.

When I have a big S day (a feast day) I'll maybe also throw in a snack (sweet one) or two! Just to be social of course :lol:
by Jesseco
Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Social occasions and Big and Little S-days
Replies: 2
Views: 1420

Social occasions and Big and Little S-days

Here is a quote from Reinhard: A further refinement, which I think I like even better, though it's slightly more complex, is to divide s days into two categories: routine lowercase s-days (weekends, vacation days, minor holidays), and really special, rare capital S-days (Christmas, Thanksgivings, yo...
by Jesseco
Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Printing HabitCal?
Replies: 2
Views: 4139

Thank you! It is a comfort! :D
by Jesseco
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on eating disorders and more praise for No S
Replies: 6
Views: 2049

Thoughts on eating disorders and more praise for No S

I was reviewing two books I have on eating disorders (I've struggled with being borderline anorexic and then binge eating). One of them (from a man who escaped from Russia years ago) says to only eat 3 meals a day, period. Only water in between. No snacks ever. Desserts o.k. with meals (his rule was...
by Jesseco
Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Printing HabitCal?
Replies: 2
Views: 4139

Printing HabitCal?

I love, love, love HabitCal! I can't tell you how much more housework I'm getting done now, just to see the green box!!!! :P I want to print them when the month is over (o.k., I need to start one on being clutter-free). But the colors don't show up. Is there a way to print the calendars so you can s...
by Jesseco
Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: You've long admired her feet...
Replies: 70
Views: 111079

Blondie, you are absolutely lovely! You should frame the cover and hang it up. And if I were your mom or sister, I'd be mad if I couldn't have some copies, too!
by Jesseco
Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ladies Only
Replies: 22
Views: 5449

Those days may be only a memory for me soon (yay!) (I'm 51), but I did have serious cravings for sweets for one or two days right before my periods. My periods were not always regular, but I could always look back and say, "Oh, so that's why I was willing to almost do anything yesterday for that swe...
by Jesseco
Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Any over 50-ish women having success with this?
Replies: 32
Views: 9897

Another AARP member reporting in! I am 51 and will enjoy seeing how other middle-agers, as well as young and old(er) do!
by Jesseco
Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Nutrition, and I just realized
Replies: 12
Views: 3819

Nutrition, and I just realized

I know we all have interesting and varied backgrounds that we bring to this terrific diet. I have been a mostly healthful eater for the past 9 years or so, so when I started No-s-ing, I was thrilled to see I could have anything I wanted except sweets; just no more than one plate! But then it still b...
by Jesseco
Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Crawling back with my proverbial tail between my legs
Replies: 17
Views: 5218

I'm so sorry for your loss.
by Jesseco
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Argggh
Replies: 11
Views: 2958

KCCC, I agree with you (in principle, at least!) but gaining weight (or also belly as in my case!) is discouraging if done right off the bat. I am also reading Dawn's thread and enjoying it immensely. I will TRY to not tweak the diet for a month, but I will also TRY not to be a pig on S days! :wink:
by Jesseco
Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Argggh
Replies: 11
Views: 2958

Thank you. I did study Rose's very helpful chart (thank you, Rose!) and do find it impressive. But I really think I personally need just a little more structure on S days; I'm not sure what. I understand how it is a big danger to impose unsustainable rules, and do not want to do that. But it was ver...
by Jesseco
Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jesseco's Check In
Replies: 14
Views: 4652

Tues.

Got my green! I feel like a kid receiving a sticker for being good. But that's why I actually did my housework today--to get my green box on the habitcal for doing so! I am hungry and can't wait until my body is used to the 3 meals a day habit. Since I already have eaten very similarly to this, I'm ...
by Jesseco
Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Argggh
Replies: 11
Views: 2958

Thanks for all the helpful comments! I do know that being a pig cannot be an option for me (I must quash that before my next S day!) but your comments on being patient are well-taken.
by Jesseco
Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Unfounded Terrors
Replies: 18
Views: 4772

My experience is similar to yours, stevecooper. Also, I had been greatly influenced by all the diet gurus out there who insist that we do need to eat 5 million times a day for our bodies to work correctly. So I had settled (several years ago) on a 3:00 and an 8:00 daily snack. Boy, did I get used to...
by Jesseco
Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: granola?
Replies: 26
Views: 8740

laketrash, I would probably eat two granola bars if they were going to be a meal. I doubt that one would be enough for me!
by Jesseco
Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Argggh
Replies: 11
Views: 2958

Argggh

I love the simplicity and common sense of this diet. I love the writing style and lack of ego of its author. I see how it can work long-term. But I'm on Day 10. I gained three pounds over the weekend. Unlike Reinhard's, my weight is usually very stable at 124 pounds. I'm a fairly small middle-aged f...
by Jesseco
Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jesseco's Check In
Replies: 14
Views: 4652

Jesseco's Check In

I've never done something like this before! This is my ninth day on the No S diet. My first seven days (started Sat. March 22) were terrific! Yesterday (Day Eight) was my third S day and not so good. I posted about that and received helpful support. Today was Day 9 and not so bad as yesterday. I ate...
by Jesseco
Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question about plate size and gender
Replies: 6
Views: 2097

Question about plate size and gender

I'm a fairly small female with a pretty good appetite. I'm not overweight, but do not want to gain and would love to lose about 5 pounds. If I'm eating 3 plates a day and 170 pound males are too, will I end up at 170 pounds? I'm actually a little bit terrified that I might gain some weight!
by Jesseco
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: That piece of cake
Replies: 8
Views: 2346

Thank you, all. You are wonderful.
by Jesseco
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Clear Boundaries
Replies: 7
Views: 2295

What a helpful thread this is! 3aday, I have printed your reply to reread often. Thank you!
by Jesseco
Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Clear Boundaries
Replies: 7
Views: 2295

And if I don't allow myself to get so caught up on this website now (I'd better do Luddite), I will have more time to do housework and other things I keep procrastinating about, thanks to the diet's clear boundaries!
by Jesseco
Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Protein Shakes and Three Plate Rule
Replies: 10
Views: 3261

They sound like "borderline" food to me. So I think it is your call. And I think that if you like them and want to use them, you should, whether it's for N or S days. Since they are high in protein, I might go ahead and use them on N days. I admit to using stevia (and some artificial sweeteners) in ...
by Jesseco
Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Better S days Challange
Replies: 45
Views: 10987

I just had an idea that I think I will try on S days! Several months ago, while doing an online Bible study regarding food issues, I gave up having snacks. That was very hard for me, as for some years I have had a 3:00 and an 8:00 snack. My snacks were usually healthful, but tended to get too calori...
by Jesseco
Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: That piece of cake
Replies: 8
Views: 2346

Hi blueskighs, thanks for sharing that you also struggle with similar issues. I guess my misery really does like company! Volume is a huge trigger for me, too. I'm trying to think about what went right last weekend--I think it was that I kept mostly to the "no seconds" rule, but allowed myself sever...
by Jesseco
Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: That piece of cake
Replies: 8
Views: 2346

That piece of cake

This is my second Saturday S day. Last weekend went very well, even though I have a history of eating disordered behaviors--occasional bingeing and before that, anorexic-like behaviors. I also try to eat healthfully, but have done some obsessive things, like extreme calorie, etc. counting. Well, I t...
by Jesseco
Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Been lurking, have book, been NoSing for 3 days, 1st post...
Replies: 19
Views: 5282

tommi, I was thinking of meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, and lima beans! That was a common meal for both my husband and myself when we were growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, and it is "comfort food" for us now. Of course, the potatoes and limas are "high-carb", which does not help with my hus...
by Jesseco
Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Been lurking, have book, been NoSing for 3 days, 1st post...
Replies: 19
Views: 5282

cvmom--at least your son likes broccoli and tomato sauce (he's getting antioxidants and lycopene)!!!
by Jesseco
Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Been lurking, have book, been NoSing for 3 days, 1st post...
Replies: 19
Views: 5282

cvmom, I have the same problem with cooking for my family. I like to eat healthfully and simply (except when I want sweets). My husband likes a "traditional American" meal, although he's diabetic and what he wants isn't good for him. Son #1 likes exotic and gourmet food. Son #2 likes a LOT of food, ...
by Jesseco
Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Better S days Challange
Replies: 45
Views: 10987

I'm experiencing something like blueskighs. The "rules" have actually helped me to calm down about treats! As much for religious reasons as for health reasons, I realize that I personally MUST be modest about my S days. But just the fact that they're there is WONDERFUL and FREEING to me! So last wee...
by Jesseco
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Questions about NWS days
Replies: 6
Views: 2156

2. Spending time with a friend or family member you haven't seen in a long time makes a day (or at least that part of the day) special as far as I'm concerned. If you're just meeting for a meal possibly just that meal could be an S-meal, but the rest of the day is No-S as usual. Thank you for your ...
by Jesseco
Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Carrot salad (slaw)
Replies: 2
Views: 1263

PS - remember you can change your mind. You can decide it's okay for now, since you're learning. (especially if you'd feel too deprived if you cut it out).. and decide that it really is a problem once your general habits are stronger. I like this idea. Thanks! So normally, I'd say your slaw was fin...
by Jesseco
Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Questions about NWS days
Replies: 6
Views: 2156

Why would you need to? One of the joys of No-S is that you CAN eat a normal restaurant meal.
I'd need to if she wanted to have a dessert and then I would want one, too!
by Jesseco
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Things in a bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 2954

Things in a bowl

I often eat oatmeal and turkey sausage or bacon for breakfast (before this diet). Is it o.k. to put the bowl on a large plate so that I can put my bacon or sausage next to it? Same with a bowl of soup. If I want that and a sandwich (or 1/2 sandwich if a whole one won't fit), is that o.k.? I'm afraid...
by Jesseco
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Carrot salad (slaw)
Replies: 2
Views: 1263

Carrot salad (slaw)

I really don't know what to do with this! Because I am a generally healthful eater, I often have substituted this dish for dessert in the past (before this diet). I'm sure it has quite a bit of sugar in it, but it's mostly carrots, raisins, and I guess mayo. Would you eat it on an N day? It's probab...
by Jesseco
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Questions about NWS days
Replies: 6
Views: 2156

Questions about NWS days

The book says to try to keep non-weekend special days to two per month. I have 2 questions.

1. Is it o.k. to have more than two?

2. Is it "kosher" to use one for a restaurant lunch with someone you haven't seen for a long time? (That's not a holiday, religious day, or birthday.)

Thanks!
by Jesseco
Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thanks and my book review
Replies: 1
Views: 1254

Thanks and my book review

THANK YOU for this book (and web site, which I found through reading the book)! Here is my Amazon review, which will hopefully be posted in the next 2 days (per Amazon): "This is how your review will appear: 5.0 out of 5 stars Literal answer to prayer, March 24, 2008 By Jesseco "JS" (MD) - See all m...