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by jaob
Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bahhhh glass ceiling
Replies: 190
Views: 75012

Yes, nbh, your reply was very thoughtful and helpful. I'm fighting letting go of the daily habit. I'm a few years older than you thus have a few years of habit under my belt! As lpearl put it giving up my blankie/binky. Wine is my sugar of choice. So for now I think I need to make it an S and then h...
by jaob
Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bahhhh glass ceiling
Replies: 190
Views: 75012

Hi nbh!! I hope you don't mind me butting into your check-in. I have been reading your thread with great interest and I am really impressed with your results!! Can I ask a few questions? Since the original post was about glass ceiling when you say success are you talking about glass ceiling or NoS h...
by jaob
Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: wine-glass ceiling or S??
Replies: 8
Views: 6603

Thanks for your honest reply Noel! Even though NoS would not consider wine an S I think we need determine some of our own Ses. But if I save wine for my S days I run the risk of having a bit too much to drink on S days-not good! Not quite the same as overeating icecream on S days :oops: So keeping g...
by jaob
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: wine-glass ceiling or S??
Replies: 8
Views: 6603

Thanks everyone for the insightful replies. Hopefully this thread will help anyone else considering the same!! BTW-I am giving NoS another go. It is so sane and at this point in my life (52) I just need to settle into a lifetime of normal eating and stop dieting (which btw has gotten me nowhere). Se...
by jaob
Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: wine-glass ceiling or S??
Replies: 8
Views: 6603

wine-glass ceiling or S??

Wine is my sweet of choice. I could easily not eat sweets (candy, pastries etc.) but love wine and could easily have more than 2 glasses each day. I had posed this question before and glass ceiling was recommended for N days and on S days. It's been a while since I asked this question and there are ...
by jaob
Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How many calories do you spend on your beverages?
Replies: 6
Views: 5127

How many calories do you spend on your beverages?

Hello all! Just like many of you I have been here and tried NoS many times. I'm ready to try again. I know we try not to count calories but I notice that it is acceptable to use beverages between meals to help with hunger. With my morning coffee (I use 1/2 & 1/2) and having a couple glasses of wine ...
by jaob
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: God's Diet
Replies: 10
Views: 6872

God sure has a fun way of getting my attention!! I was, for the millionth time, trying to figure out what plan I would follow to lose weight (for the millionth time). Something came to mind (I wonder how that thought got there?) to eat what I want, just 1/2 of it and twice as many vegies and fruit. ...
by jaob
Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Planned failure?
Replies: 8
Views: 4307

Stacey, I was going to suggest what you already came up with. If you think you could make it from breakfast to 3:00, make your gathering your lunch. I have found that if I can sacrifice one thing so that I may enjoy another that I enjoy that other thing even more (not as in more food, just more enjo...
by jaob
Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with a cramped lunch schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 3264

I agree that maybe you should eat something during that 12:15 break time. Figure out what your "plate" of lunch would be then just eat some of it during the break and the rest at 3:00. I do this daily because of my schedule so it is normal for me. It can be your normal Thursday schedule with the res...
by jaob
Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jenny's daily check in
Replies: 18
Views: 9072

Can't seem to get to Sept. habitcal to record for yesterday so I will post it here. NoS-green, Oxycise-green, Glass ceiling-red, Walking-green. Today will be great! Not feeling like Oxycising this morning though as I have a cold :cry:
by jaob
Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jenny's daily check in
Replies: 18
Views: 9072

Can't believe I found my old check in! Just checking in to explain my the red on my habitcal to stay accountable. Bunco night, had 2 glasses of wine but they were BIG so not really glass ceiling. Actually did okay with the snack and seconds today but at the last minute broke down and had sweets. Oh ...
by jaob
Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jenny's daily check in
Replies: 18
Views: 9072

Back again! :roll: When will I learn. So I decided AGAIN that I needed to follow a restrictive plan to get the weight off quickly and now I am 10 lbs. heavier than when I had started NoS back in Nov. Here I go again. I am getting too old for this!!!!!!!!!!! Yesterday was a SUCCESS if I consider glas...
by jaob
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Teaspoon Ceiling :)
Replies: 10
Views: 5842

I know how hard it is to change a "beloved". I LOVE my morning coffee with lots of 1/2 & 1/2 (before a nice breakfast). I know Reinhard says non-sugar beverages should pose no problem, but I am talking about 1/2-3/4 c. of 1/2 & 1/2 :oops: . No sugar, but way too many cals. I applaud your efforts and...
by jaob
Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jenny's daily check in
Replies: 18
Views: 9072

He-he :lol: welcome back Jenny! Yesterday was a SUCCESS!
by jaob
Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just wanted to say hi
Replies: 6
Views: 5189

Betty, 5 lbs. down is 5 lbs. down. Doesn't matter how long. 6 months ago I was 10 lbs. down from where I am now :( . So I would take anything now.

You're right, during holiday time...maintenance would = success in my book!!
by jaob
Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jenny's daily check in
Replies: 18
Views: 9072

Thanks for the support Noel! Yep, I have so much food I don't know why I eat as if I will never get to eat again?????????? Let me know how it goes if you and your son do a fast! That being said...yesterday again was a FAILURE . Don't know what's up except that a friend brought in some coffee cake to...
by jaob
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jenny's daily check in
Replies: 18
Views: 9072

Yesterday-FAILURE-big bowl of sunflower seeds after dinner. Not gonna worry about it because, guess what Jenny...the world will not fall apart if you are 25 lbs. overweight!!! What a revelation. Maybe I should focus on what those who are REALLY starving need!!
by jaob
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: those doing "glass ceiling" or otherwise drink
Replies: 13
Views: 7420

Thanks everyone, it looks as if everyone has their own solutions and for their own reasons. I appreciate everyone's approach and I'm sure we are helping many others out there lurking. My approach for now is to just not worry about the consumption. Worrying (see my signature line) about what I put in...
by jaob
Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Rambling First Impressions
Replies: 18
Views: 12929

Em, your post brought tears to my eyes. I was sitting here thinking (as usual) "you have got to get this weight off NOW" I was ready to go check out the LC boards AGAIN (lot of good that has done me) and something said just check out NoS again and I saw your post. Yes, I have 25 lbs. I'd like to los...
by jaob
Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jenny's daily check in
Replies: 18
Views: 9072

Yesterday- SUCCESS -was a bit hungry when I got home from school, but ate dinner early because of leaving early for BSF. I will need to have a bigger lunch to help get through to dinner. Still having a hard time wrapping my mind around losing weight while NoSing. I feel as if I am eating more and bi...
by jaob
Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jenny's daily check in
Replies: 18
Views: 9072

Yesterday was nice. I don't feel as if I am going wild on my S days. I snack more, but don't really sit down to a lunchtime meal. I enjoyed a few glasses of wine while cleaning to get ready for family coming for Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to the structure of N days and just hope that I can s...
by jaob
Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jenny's daily check in
Replies: 18
Views: 9072

I just realized that a YELLOW day means an S day (or exempt day) I meant it to mean that it was an okay day with just a bit of a slip. So I will come up my own term to mean this. How about OKAY in orange. I will not consider it a SUCCESS in the habit forming sense.
by jaob
Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jenny's daily check in
Replies: 18
Views: 9072

Yesterday- SUCCESS -of course it was an S day, but after a slight veer toward M/E I am happily back to NoS. Ponderings...going to glass ceiling. I will probably do that after the holidays and not stress about it now. I find if I don't stress about it I really don't consume very much. When I get the ...
by jaob
Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: those doing "glass ceiling" or otherwise drink
Replies: 13
Views: 7420

Blue-thanks! I know what you mean. Wine is my "sugar" of choice. I can easily pass up sweets (although I do enjoy them!). I tend to be an all or nothing type which is why I question glass ceiling for me. Noel-great plan you had! I know I can go without as I usually give it up for Lent every year (40...
by jaob
Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: those doing "glass ceiling" or otherwise drink
Replies: 13
Views: 7420

NoelFigart wrote:
I was developing a drinking problem and glass ceiling took care of it.
The fact that I am asking makes me consider this myself. How easy was it for you to implement glass ceiling?
by jaob
Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: those doing "glass ceiling" or otherwise drink
Replies: 13
Views: 7420

Hey Jenny, I could have written this post myself. I had a glass ceiling habitcal and then started one named WOW for with out wine during the week. For me it was because I realized that the glass or 2 (and how much is a glass?) made it harder for me to contain myself to N day food intake. I try to r...
by jaob
Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: those doing "glass ceiling" or otherwise drink
Replies: 13
Views: 7420

those doing "glass ceiling" or otherwise drink

Please give me your before and after experience if you are doing "glass ceiling". If you are a drinker please tell me how you incorporate it into NoS. I started last week and can't really decide how I want to do this. I have read Reinhard's "glass ceiling" and his experience with drinking. I drink s...
by jaob
Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jenny's daily check in
Replies: 18
Views: 9072

Thursday- YELLOW -had an extra glass of wine and snuck pieces of dinner before and after dinner! Yesterday (Friday)- FAILURE -Okay, because I slipped a bit on Thurs. night, on Friday morning I decided I better get STRICT and get this weight off NOW! So, of course I did great with my strictness (M/E)...
by jaob
Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A day on No S
Replies: 9
Views: 6074

I am new but so far for me this is what I eat: B-3 BIG mugs coffee w/ 1/2 & 1/2 1 grapefruit, 1 c. cottage cheese mixed w/ 1/3 c. uncooked oatmeal, SF sweetener and chia gel (another story!!), 1/4 c. egg salad spread on rye crisp L-1/2 chic breast that was cooked in a tomato cream cheese sauce, 1/2 ...
by jaob
Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jenny's daily check in
Replies: 18
Views: 9072

Yesterday- SUCCESS -if I consider that 1 1/2 glasses of wine is okay. Can I really keep to glass ceiling daily? We'll see!! I passed up a humungous gooey chocolate chip cookie being served for a birthday celebration. Big success there! I think I'm doing okay virtual plating my dinner. I always have ...
by jaob
Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: First day, onward and downward!
Replies: 2
Views: 2787

Welcome Anna! I'm just starting also, although I have lurked on and off for years. This really makes the most sense for a lifetime. Best to you and DH!!
by jaob
Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jenny's daily check in
Replies: 18
Views: 9072

Yesterday -YELLOW day. I did indulge and might have considered it a successful S day but I drank more than what I consider a reasonable amount of wine and for no real reason (party etc.). My eating was okay, had a plateful of terrific food last night, but I was fuller than I needed to be. As someone...
by jaob
Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Veteran's Day-S day??
Replies: 10
Views: 5852

"relax and enjoy" "learning experience" What a concept!! If only I had considered these phrases years ago!! What a different mindset I would have now! I so appreciate being able to mooch off of all your learning experiences and hope that can some day I can pass along some of my own successful learni...
by jaob
Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jenny's daily check in
Replies: 18
Views: 9072

Yesterday- SUCCESS :D I enjoyed my stuffed potato. While I watched everyone squirt diet spray butter flavor stuff and top their potato w/ a bit of salsa, I put REAL butter, sour cream, chili, cheese, gr. onions on mine. I put just what I wanted, enjoyed every bite! I really could have eaten another,...
by jaob
Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Veteran's Day-S day??
Replies: 10
Views: 5852

Veteran's Day-S day??

Yes, national holidays are considered S days, but my thinking is that although my prayers and appreciation go to our veterans on this day, I lift our veterans up in prayer most days. So can I really consider this a "special" day. I do have the day off school (teacher) and so does my husband. Other t...
by jaob
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you really eat what you would like on N days?
Replies: 7
Views: 4503

Wow! Thanks so much! Yes, I have been here and gone and been here and gone again! I have a "get the weight off fast" mentality. Guess that mentality hasn't worked too well for me. I always knew in the back of my mind this was the healthiest way (for my mind) to eat. I have been reading old threads a...
by jaob
Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jenny's daily check in
Replies: 18
Views: 9072

N-day today. I can't believe I can have what everyone else is having tonight for dinner at fellowship. Stuffed potatoes. On LC that would be a big no-no and I would have to explain why I brought my own food. I lift my crazy mind and thoughts up in prayer that I will enjoy this food and the blessing ...
by jaob
Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you really eat what you would like on N days?
Replies: 7
Views: 4503

Do you really eat what you would like on N days?

Hello, I am starting today and am having a difficult time not eating a "certain" way. For instance I usually do Low Carb. Tonight at fellowship we are having stuffed potatoes. I keep thinking I can't have that, but according to NoS I can have a normal plate full and skip the dessert and the seconds....
by jaob
Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jenny's daily check in
Replies: 18
Views: 9072

janie-thanks for the encouragement! I will need it. I usually ditch a plan when things are not going fast enough for me. Thus the reason I have food/drink issues. I will relax in this plan and just know that I have a lifetime to enjoy God's blessings and not to abuse them (food/drink) anymore.
by jaob
Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jenny's daily check in
Replies: 18
Views: 9072

Jenny's daily check in

Nov. 9-I start today on a S day, how convenient is that :lol: I have done No S in the past and have decided to come back as "dieting" is going to kill me. My relationship with food/drink has gone from bad to worse. I need to heal this relationship and this plan is the sane way to do it. I need to vo...
by jaob
Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: summer vacation: SSSSSliding...
Replies: 6
Views: 3986

Betty, I am a teacher too. This is my last week of school and you know what that means...endless parties (no not the kind I can legimately S!). And I tend to treat summer as an eat, drink and be merry time! I am just starting No S and am a bit worried about my summer. Maybe we could check in with ea...
by jaob
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Please don't let me go!
Replies: 8
Views: 4988

viggie-I think right now supporting your daughter is most important. But you can definitely use Core foods while NoSing. Use the 35 WPA on your S days and eat core on your N days. Maybe your DD will see how easy that could be, but at this point I think that whatever she is willing to commit to would...
by jaob
Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: just started, need help
Replies: 13
Views: 8206

Wow! Thanks everyone for the great ideas! Unfortunately I don't have any other options for eating a meal at work (unless I snack!!). I think I will try eating my first meal at my lunch time then eat another meal after work then dinner with family. Thanks for that idea, Blueskighs. I think I will try...
by jaob
Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Other "diets" you've tried?
Replies: 8
Views: 5182

All of the above :oops:
by jaob
Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: just started, need help
Replies: 13
Views: 8206

just started, need help

I am having a problem with the timing of my meals on N days. Maybe someone can help. I start work at 9:00 and my lunch is at 11:30. If I eat breakfast I am not hungry at 11:30. If I skip lunch then I am crazy hungry by the time I get home(3:00). There is no time during my work day to eat anything as...
by jaob
Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: how do you handle parties on N days
Replies: 7
Views: 4316

thanks! It seems to be endless parties of this type lately! It think it best to fill a plate then be done. As often as these happen I would skip the sweets.
by jaob
Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: how do you handle parties on N days
Replies: 7
Views: 4316

how do you handle parties on N days

The type of parties that are just kinda snacking for hours. I don't have a problem with choices, there's usually healthy NoS choices. Do you virtual plate your food and then eat it for a couple of hours or just get your plate full and then call it good? Is there a time limit on a N meal?
by jaob
Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: wine on N days
Replies: 2
Views: 1867

wine on N days

Hi everyone! I am somewhat new to NoS. I checked into it last year and decided that I wanted to lose the last 20 lbs. RIGHT NOW so I did various other diets and 1 year later I still need to lose the last 20 lbs! :oops: I am grateful to not have gained back any of the 30 that I did lose. So now it's ...
by jaob
Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How much weight have you lost on NoS?
Replies: 23
Views: 13548

Thank you so much everyone! I appreciate the time you took to answer my inquiry. Congratulations on everyone's loss and your new outlook on eating! :)
by jaob
Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How much weight have you lost on NoS?
Replies: 23
Views: 13548

Thanks Monica and congrats on your 12 lbs.!! :D Anyone else? Would love to hear from you!
by jaob
Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How much weight have you lost on NoS?
Replies: 23
Views: 13548

How much weight have you lost on NoS?

I know the main point of NoS is not about weight loss, but that is where I am in my journey. I really need to know that some weight will come off if I stick this out. I can understand the health aspects and retraining of our poor eating/drinking habits, but it is still coming down to weight loss for...
by jaob
Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello I'm new and this looks like something I can cling to
Replies: 10
Views: 6767

Kwag Myers and Harpista, I want to thank you for your posts. It is a great reminder to be kind to ourselves. Although I didn't go through childhood with verbal abuse from peers or parents, in my later years I think I have verbally abused myself enough to have disabled my feeling of success. I pray t...
by jaob
Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: not really new, but starting again
Replies: 6
Views: 4985

Thanks KCC, David and Annie for the welcome and words of advice. I am sorry I sounded so down in my first post, but I thought about where I would be today had I just stuck to No S for the last year instead of the muddling through so many other diets only to gain more weight to lose! I will take the ...
by jaob
Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: not really new, but starting again
Replies: 6
Views: 4985

not really new, but starting again

Hi all! I was here about a year ago, because this WOE sounded so reasonable and healthy. But the "I need to take this weight off NOW" demon :twisted: took over my head and I tried all the "get this weight off NOW" diets there are. So in the past year I have managed to gain 20 MORE lbs. due to my imp...
by jaob
Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New to No S
Replies: 7
Views: 9141

I agree w/ the mind games, Azathoth!! I am a newbie so I am slightly excused here, but yesterday I had to go straight from work to my son's baseball game, my meal being a not very small amount of sunflower seeds. Although sunflower seeds are very healthy, they are an addiction of mine, so of course,...
by jaob
Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 25 lbs & Losing!
Replies: 6
Views: 14068

Catbert, Congratulations, that is an encouragement for a newbie like me. BTW, I love your signature! God does help us put things in perspective!!
by jaob
Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie doing ok
Replies: 5
Views: 7380

Louann, Welcome! I am a newbie too, and I can relate to your story. Although I wasn't truly anorexic during my teens I did some pretty stupid things (while I was all of 102 lbs.) And have been trying many WOE since then. At 44 yrs. I am still 20-30 lbs. overweight. I think this is the sanest WOE I h...
by jaob
Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: another sold newbie!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 9486

THANKS :D everyone!!! I feel so welcome. I have always thought a glass of wine or two couldn't be that bad (health wise) but just can't seem to lose weight. I will probably try saving it for S days, but I won't feel bad if I have one along with dinner. Although 145 isn't an unhealthy weight, it is n...
by jaob
Sun Oct 02, 2005 1:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: another sold newbie!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 9486

another sold newbie!!!

I found this site while googling another diet and boy am I sold! Thanks, Reinhart for your insight and humor. There's no other way to approach this! I have been lurking for about a week and I have found the support equally insightful! So here I am, a newbie, with questions. But, first I will give a ...