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by Nichole
Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Baby!
Replies: 23
Views: 11760

Wow, I am also having a baby and am due August 13! I won't say how much I've gained, but it's a bunch. I'm not doing vanilla No-S. More like, I try to eat good portions and minimal to no sweets. But it sounds like you are doing great!
by Nichole
Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Over 30? In order to lose weight you must...
Replies: 5
Views: 3665

I kind of thought this was true at any age... That's how I lost weight 3 years ago, at 24.
by Nichole
Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * 21 day challenge * * *
Replies: 34
Views: 14834

They have mounds of food upon thars. :wink: (thinking of the star-bellied sneeches.) Anyway... Nichole! Nichole, Nichole! I've been there 4 times sweetheart! I know you have too. Take care of yourself! Nap! I fell asleep driving when 9 months pregnant with our first. I rolled to a gentle stop at th...
by Nichole
Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * 21 day challenge * * *
Replies: 34
Views: 14834

I've had two red days, including today! But doing much better overall. My weight gain is steady. Now if only I wasn't so tired.
by Nichole
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No S Modified Pregnancy Journal - NICHOLE!
Replies: 21
Views: 9937

Doing okay! Had a crazy day on Saturday with the eating b/c I had a St. Pat's brunch... Going cold turkey on the sweets for a little while. TODAY: Oatmeal with blueberries Soup and apple sauce Turkey burgers and fries (all homemade) Snacks: Banana Cheese stick Mini bagel - NO toppings Chobani And ho...
by Nichole
Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * 21 day challenge * * *
Replies: 34
Views: 14834

NICHOLE'S MARCH CHALLENGE

I NEED THIS! I want to go off sweets cold turkey. I will put plus signs for the days I exercise. I have 3 planned S Events.


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25 - Dinner at Mom's
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7 - BABY SHOWER
8 - EASTER SUNDAY!!!
by Nichole
Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No S Modified Pregnancy Journal - NICHOLE!
Replies: 21
Views: 9937

I am also going to try cutting myself off from food after dinner/7 PM. I would say 7 PM, but when we eat dinner really varies.
by Nichole
Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No S Modified Pregnancy Journal - NICHOLE!
Replies: 21
Views: 9937

That's an idea. I USUALLY have apple sauce on hand too. Maybe I should eat some unsweetened apple sauce with cinnamon after dinner? That might work!! :-) UPDATED PUBLIC HABITCAL http://everydaysystems.com/habitcal/view/?o=2070&v=c&sc=2&m=4&y=2012&t=nosdiet&t=Exercising I have planned some events tha...
by Nichole
Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No S Modified Pregnancy Journal - NICHOLE!
Replies: 21
Views: 9937

I failed yesterday, but I did exercise.
by Nichole
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Strawberry Roan's 2012 Check In Thread..
Replies: 79
Views: 33834

Strawberry it sounds like you have got it down girl! So cool!! How are the S Days going? I am not binging, but I have times when I eat when I am not really hungry. Happy Sunday Hi, thanks for stopping by. I don't really treat my S days any differently. I did when I first started here but I was alwa...
by Nichole
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No S Modified Pregnancy Journal - NICHOLE!
Replies: 21
Views: 9937

I don't know, but I need to do something lol. The problem is, I love to bake. I have some bananas that are almost ready to be made into banana bread. Trash or bake? I can't decide :( If there is banana bread in the house, I can't resist at least a piece per day. OH, and I'm 18 weeks, and I have gain...
by Nichole
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No S Modified Pregnancy Journal - NICHOLE!
Replies: 21
Views: 9937

AH! I just can't stop eating a little sweet every day. Please, somebody stop me. I had two cookies yesterday - homemade. Today's Plan: BREAKFAST Oatmeal with a bit of PB LUNCH Soup and apple sauce SNACK Half PB sandwich (easy on the PB) Yogurt DINNER Two tacos with tomato, sweet salsa and a little s...
by Nichole
Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No S Modified Pregnancy Journal - NICHOLE!
Replies: 21
Views: 9937

Somebody stop me! I am eating too many sweets. Full disclosure: today I had 3 cookies and a Hershey's with almonds :(. Threw away what was left of a pint into the trash. But I have been exercising as much as I can, and eating healthy overall. I just am so craving sweets! Preweight: 126 Current weigh...
by Nichole
Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No S Modified Pregnancy Journal - NICHOLE!
Replies: 21
Views: 9937

Doing well. Got REALLY sick on Sunday night .... So I was down for the count on Monday and hardly ate. Tuesday was good. Today's even better. It is rainy today, so no walk. My Fitness Pal is keeping me on track (www.myfitnesspal.com). And I love keeping my HabitCal (updated). Current weight: About 1...
by Nichole
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No S Modified Pregnancy Journal - NICHOLE!
Replies: 21
Views: 9937

TODAY: 132.5 LBS? Alright - my weight really confuses me. It goes from 130 to 132 in a matter of a day. Then stays there. Then goes back down a little higher than before (130.8 for example). I guess that is water retention? Pregnant or not pregnant, weight fluctuation really gets on my nerves, but ...
by Nichole
Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sorry for being so distracted lately...
Replies: 30
Views: 15535

Congrats! I know how you feel; our surprise baby is due in August.
by Nichole
Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No S Modified Pregnancy Journal - NICHOLE!
Replies: 21
Views: 9937

Thanks guys! Thanks for the welcome. I just updated my HabitCal. Confession: Had 1.5 donuts today. :) Fat Tuesday! Then trying to give up sweets for Lent. I'm not *that* religious, but I always loved the idea of Lent. Also had a huge hunk of pumpkin bread yesterday and 3 munchkins; we were all hangi...
by Nichole
Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No S Modified Pregnancy Journal - NICHOLE!
Replies: 21
Views: 9937

Success yesterday. Didn't exercise b/c it was raining. Well, I did do free weights and dance to the Wiggles, so it wasn't completely sedentary. I will take my walk today, though. TODAY: -Oatmeal with raisins and 1 tbls PB -Turkey burger and half baked potato -Chobani yogurt -Carrots/hummus -Nutrigra...
by Nichole
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No S Modified Pregnancy Journal - NICHOLE!
Replies: 21
Views: 9937

FEBRUARY 16

TODAY, 2/16 --Oatmeal with PB and Blueberries --Salmon and peas --Chobani Greek yogurt --Carrots/hummus --Turkey burger w/tomato/onion and 1/2 avocado and a 1/2 a baked potato EXERCISE : 1/2 hour walk. JOURNAL : My weight is confusing me, as usual. A week ago, I was 129ish. Then Monday, I was 132. ...
by Nichole
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No S Modified Pregnancy Journal - NICHOLE!
Replies: 21
Views: 9937

Thank you! I really have to try to be strict with myself again. It is tough when you are so hungry. I have a bridal shower to go to this weekend and I really don't want to pig out on sweets. Not that I ever really pig out, but multiple trips to the dessert table here and there adds up! But I was loo...
by Nichole
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No S Modified Pregnancy Journal - NICHOLE!
Replies: 21
Views: 9937

by Nichole
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you do about "real hunger"?
Replies: 42
Views: 20165

I eat something. I never did believe in No Snacks.
by Nichole
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No S Modified Pregnancy Journal - NICHOLE!
Replies: 21
Views: 9937

TODAY, FEBRUARY 15:

-- Oatmeal with PB and raisins
-- Pretzel (ugh)
-- 1/2 cup of pasta and 1 serving of sausage (2 oz) and half cup of unsweetened apple sauce
-- Chobani yogurt
-- Baby carrots and hummus
-- Greek Chicken Salad

EXERCISE: 1/2 hour of walking.
by Nichole
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No S Modified Pregnancy Journal - NICHOLE!
Replies: 21
Views: 9937

No S Modified Pregnancy Journal - NICHOLE!

:D I am 14 weeks pregnant with my second baby. I am doing okay with my healthy eating, but trying to improve. My main problem is SWEETS!! I am here to update my HabitCal every day and to have a place to hold myself accountable. No one holds me accountable. December 2011 : 126 lbs. Today : 131.5 lbs....
by Nichole
Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm new here and want to start....
Replies: 12
Views: 6160

wosnes wrote:
Nichole wrote:I remember when I first found this site, I made a post and said something like "I think I'll start on Monday" and Wosnes said, "why not start right now?" That little comment got my rear in gear, lol.
Hm...wonder why I didn't think of that yesterday?!
LOL!
by Nichole
Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm new here and want to start....
Replies: 12
Views: 6160

I remember when I first found this site, I made a post and said something like "I think I'll start on Monday" and Wosnes said, "why not start right now?" That little comment got my rear in gear, lol.
by Nichole
Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: School food/real food
Replies: 2
Views: 2342

Ugh, terrible.

My daughter's daycare has meals everyday for the kids.. And a monthly Wendy's Day. I already plan on her not participating in both of these.
by Nichole
Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Can't make it 5 hours!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 7198

Re: Can't make it 5 hours!!!!

Hi, I am new to this program and boards and am having a really hard time making it between lunch and dinner. I walk 45 minutes to an hour every morning (well 5 days a week) and I really don't want to stuff myself at each meal just to make it to the next. Does my body get used to 3 meals a day. Did ...
by Nichole
Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Article about actresses and what they eat
Replies: 14
Views: 7486

Oolala - that sounds like my husband's super-skinny cousin (male). He eats like a bird, not on purpose. He just gets full so fast.
by Nichole
Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: College cafeterias get rid of trays
Replies: 10
Views: 6156

Those darned trays.... They definitely helped with my Freshman 15 - errr, make that 20!
by Nichole
Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Sometimes I wonder: When I'm done with breastfeeding, should I consciously try to stay this thin? Or should I cut back just a little bit and go up a few lbs? I guess I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
by Nichole
Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Article about actresses and what they eat
Replies: 14
Views: 7486

I read that, too! It was a very interesting article.
by Nichole
Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just Not Gaining Weight
Replies: 10
Views: 5461

I weigh 125ish now.. I'd like to think that with a modest diet and exercising, if I naturally gained 25 lbs or so in 25-30 years, it wouldn't be a big deal. If for some reason I gained weight despite really good habits like I have now, it would be okay. That's what I'd like to think, anyway.
by Nichole
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not to low baby, I might pass out...
Replies: 21
Views: 9084

Over43 wrote:OK ladies,

The formula for the fairer gender is multiply your height in inches by 3.5 and then subtract 108. I am still trying to wrap my head around 148. :shock: (I am really learning to love emoticons...)
Wow, I got 116. I don't even WANT to be that low.
by Nichole
Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * February challenge * * *
Replies: 36
Views: 12022

reading all of this reminded me of how my parents "do" cards. For many many years my Mom gave my dad the same anniversary card. She noticed one year that he didn't really read it, so saved it for the next year to see if he'd notice. She gave it to him for maybe 25 years! Since we all told him once ...
by Nichole
Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * February challenge * * *
Replies: 36
Views: 12022

He knew I had made him a little something on Shutterfly (a card) and while the true nature of giving doesn't expect anything in return, I kind of hoped that he cared enough to do SOMETHING. The card was so sweet and it said how much I appreciate all he's done since we've had the baby and how great i...
by Nichole
Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Currently checking in on the main page.
by Nichole
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not to low baby, I might pass out...
Replies: 21
Views: 9084

I got 128. That's actually a good weight for me. I'm 125 at the moment.
by Nichole
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * February challenge * * *
Replies: 36
Views: 12022

I already failed pretty hard today b/c husband forgot to do ANYTHING for me for Valentine's Day. Feeling under-appreciated, I had a delicious chocolate donut and a muffin this morning. Sigh.
by Nichole
Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 3-Step Food Philosophy
Replies: 10
Views: 4866

I really like the excerpt!

Even after waking up at four or five am to feed and change Rachel (5 months), trudging to work for 8 hours, picking up Rachel, getting home around 4:15 or even 5ish, I still very much look forward to cooking.
by Nichole
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Also, the cruel reality that I'll be lugging my pump to work for AT LEAST another seven months hit me the other day. Ah, well. :roll:
by Nichole
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Thanks guys! Things are still doing well. Holding steady at 125. I've combated my sweet tooth by making sure I eat well and don't get too hungry. I still average about a cookie a day, but I'm working on it lol. It hasn't affect my weight, though.
by Nichole
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 3-Step Food Philosophy
Replies: 10
Views: 4866

Re: 3-Step Food Philosophy

I could have put this under several other topics, but couldn't decide which one. This is also from scordo.com: USDA Dietary Guidelines and my 3-Step Food Philosophy . 1. Make Italian (or any other simple ethnic food) from scratch (with the best ingredients you can afford) and repeat the process. 2....
by Nichole
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: America's Obsession with Weight Loss
Replies: 8
Views: 4759

I had a baby in September... I was careful not to overeat, only gained 27 lbs. So when I had her, the weight disapeared. And then I lost some extra because of nursing. I have gotten "kidding" comments like, "oh my god, I hate you" and "you're like one of those super models or something that you read...
by Nichole
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food Culture
Replies: 20
Views: 7996

I have a baby and still manage to make homemade pizza dough every week, which is the same exact process. And I manage to squeeze in exercise, too. You can do it!
by Nichole
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Mini-Testimonials (add yours!)
Replies: 31
Views: 11615

I have an amazing cupcake sitting in the freezer, waiting for me. That Super Bowl cupcake is just waiting for me!!
by Nichole
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * February challenge * * *
Replies: 36
Views: 12022

Not terrible. Haven't had 3 or 4 cookies in a row (mini binge) since the 1st or whenever that was. Trying to nip that in the bud BEFORE it turns into a terrible habit.

How about you?
by Nichole
Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oatmeal, revisited
Replies: 52
Views: 27584

I like my oatmeal so many different ways.... I eat it almost every single morning, even on the weekends. I always start with Quick 1-Minute or Old Fashioned. No instant here! And I usually use water because I get plenty of calcium from other sources. I add enough water so that it's about a 1/4 inch ...
by Nichole
Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * February challenge * * *
Replies: 36
Views: 12022

ME! I'm breastfeeding my baby, so I eat snacks, but I need to control my sweets. Some days I'm so hungry and I reach for my delicious cookies. I love to bake; that's a baaaad hobby. Yesterday: RED! THREE ..okay, FOUR, cookies! Exercise: 30 minutes on bike + sit ups + push ups Friday, 2/4: No exercis...
by Nichole
Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Hi everyone, haven't forgotten about you..! The baby is doing really well and so am I. I'm about 125-126 lbs now. I monitor my weight every day. I'm trying to get out of the bad habit of sweets-eating, which carried over from December 24 til now.... Working on it! I try to exercise 5 days a week. I ...
by Nichole
Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

I am up a lb at 128, but that is fine w/me.

Today's meals:

Breakfast: Oatmeal
Snack 1: Cheese
Lunch: Turkey burger, no bun and veggies and rice
Snack 2: Yogurt
Snack 3: Bagel Thin
Dinner: Chicken ravioli tossed in EVOO and salad
by Nichole
Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

True. I did my BMI and it definitely is NOT "underweight". I guess I take after my mom and didn't know it - she's been thinner than me for a while and her cheeks go in, too. So I guess I'll just eat like normal - when I try to gain weight, I tend to reach for sweets and stuff. And even if you're thi...
by Nichole
Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Thanks all! Sorry for disapearing for a while. Anyway, breastfeeding has continued to go well. I'm back at work this week and pumping at work is going REALLY well. I do it 3x a day and get 20+ ounces!! My weight has dropped to 128. I was 133 before pregnancy... This would be OK, but my face looks a ...
by Nichole
Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Had our baby! She came at 3:37 AM on September 9th. No epidural, but some mild narcotics for the crazy pain!! It's one week and a day post pardum and I'm down to 138 - pre-preg I was 133. Breastfeeding is going really well - she's already 4 oz over her birth weight. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/41...
by Nichole
Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

lol, Thanks for thinking of me! I bought fabric for two presents on Sunday and spent the day sewing on Monday. I am so super glad I did because otherwise I would have been on the couch all day, bored! I took an hour-long walk, but that still leaves several waking hours to fill. I made an apron for m...
by Nichole
Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Lunch at 11:30, dinner at 7:00!
Replies: 6
Views: 4066

Re: Lunch at 11:30, dinner at 7:00!

It's a long time in between my lunch at 11:30 and my dinner at 7:00. Does anyone have any suggestions? I was thinking of a piece of fruit before work, lunch, "breakfast" at about 4:30 when I get home then dinner. I hate to start making exceptions before I even (re)start the program! I appreciate an...
by Nichole
Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Still no baby, just waiting. Going to be a very boring week at work because I did all of my work ahead of time.
by Nichole
Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

No baby... Still waiting and I will wait as long as possible before being induced. I'm not comfortable being induced unless it's 1) medically necessary or 2) baby is 42 weeks. I don't hit 42 weeks until September 20. So I suppose I'll have the baby sometime between now and then. Sigh. We're walking ...
by Nichole
Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Wow, 11 lbs! I would want to have a C if my baby was 11 lbs! I know they can be wrong a lot, but the doctor thinks that the baby is only about 7 lbs (as of last week anyway).

We rotate doctors and I just realized I have a male doc tomorrow. :(
by Nichole
Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Hey y'all, still waiting. Due Monday. People have a hard time believing that lol. I have had my moments, especially early Monday mornings when I'm tired from the weekend. People on the whattoexpect September2010 message board keep reporting their babies being born and it kind of gets me down. Pregna...
by Nichole
Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

39 weeks and still waiting...

Weight gain has stopped. 157.6 again. It was up a little bit the other day, but it was just water. I wish labor would start! It hurts to walk today.
by Nichole
Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: can't stop tallying calories in my head
Replies: 7
Views: 3511

I wouldn't stop thinking about them.

If you KNOW that something is incredibly high in calories and bad for you and your instinct is to get something else, do it. That's my opinion anyway.
by Nichole
Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Thanks! I tried not to go crazy with eating in the 1st trimester, even when I felt nauseous. Just ate a couple Saltines & dealt with it, kinda. I knew the baby was super tiny and didn't need much extra food so I tried to eat like normal. I'm 24.6 - 25 lbs gained about now. That's fine! 39 weeks on M...
by Nichole
Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: New Strawberry Roan Daily Check In
Replies: 427
Views: 197640

Hope your day was great! You're doing really well!
by Nichole
Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Last appt I was 1 cm and 50% effaced..
by Nichole
Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is portion control essential to weight management?
Replies: 30
Views: 12817

I think part of the problem with the idea of portion control is that over the last 40 years or so we've completely lost sight of what normal portions are. We've become accustomed to mounds of food -- and we eat them whenever the spirit moves us. Exactly. And like Yoda says, we must "unlearn what we...
by Nichole
Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is portion control essential to weight management?
Replies: 30
Views: 12817

At first I used to measure portions such as pasta because I really didn't know what a proper portion looked like. But that didn't last long because now I just know and it's just ingrained in me. When I was young, I'd give myself heaps of speghetti, but not anymore.
by Nichole
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Thanks all! Still no baby yet, 38 weeks pregnant. I'm really proud that I was able to only gain about 24-25 lbs. It was my goal, but I wasn't sure if a) I could do it or b) if my body would allow me to do it. You hear so much about people eating healthy but their body gaining a lot of weight anyway....
by Nichole
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

I guess I could check-in :)

Weight is now around 157, though this morning I was about 156.6 to be exact. 24 lbs gained. It's cooled off so I lost some water weight, also it's normal to lose a couple lbs near the end.

38 weeks as of Monday.
by Nichole
Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Still around 158.6. I started at 133. Full term on Monday (37 weeks).
by Nichole
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Poll: What is/was your weakness- snacks, sweets, or seconds?
Replies: 12
Views: 6086

I make some pretty good homemade sweets (if I do say so myself), which I find hard to resist. :)
by Nichole
Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

I've gained 25.6 lbs so far. I'm 36 weeks and a couple days. I hope it doesn't increase more!
by Nichole
Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Still holding strong at 155.6. :)

Lately I've been worried about L&D, but I have to nip the worrying in the bud because it's making me miserable lol. Positive thoughts.
by Nichole
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

It went back down - I think I was constipated. They have me on TWO iron supplements in addition to my prenatal vitamin.

This morning I was 155.6. So 22.6 lbs gained, 35 weeks.
by Nichole
Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

My thought for today is: Either I ate like crazyyy, which I don't recall, or I'm retaining a lot of water because the scale was up 3 lbs today!
by Nichole
Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

I hope so! They say by about 37 weeks you stop gaining weight. Maybe I'll even meet my goal of only gaining 25 lbs! I won't be disapointed if I gain a little more than that, though, because I'll still be in the healthy range :). I can't wait for all the joys and challenges awaiting me in about a mon...
by Nichole
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

I now weigh 155 for a grand total of 22 lbs gained. I'm still doing really well with my healthy eating. Some days I really want to break down and eat an Otis Spunkmeier muffin but I know how bad they are for me. I might make homemade banana muffins this weekend. I don't feel too bad eating a baked g...
by Nichole
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: New Strawberry Roan Daily Check In
Replies: 427
Views: 197640

Sounds like you're doing really well!! Already in the 140s, that's great :).
by Nichole
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Walk away the Pounds/dealing with depression
Replies: 15
Views: 7287

Most days after work I don't feel like exercising these days, but I just do it.. It really does make you feel better. I used to suffer from depression and anxiety and once I started exercising and eating better a few years ago, it has almost completely disapeared. I still have my moments from time t...
by Nichole
Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Haven't updated in a while. I'm 33 weeks - 34 on Monday. I've gained almost 22 lbs. More like 21.5. Not too shabby. Exercise is getting more difficult. I need to REALLY SLOOOOOW it down because I'm getting Braxton Hicks contractions during it, which forces me to take a break, get some water, empty m...
by Nichole
Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Where do you notice on your body you have lost weight first?
Replies: 14
Views: 7077

I think I lose it in my face first lol!
by Nichole
Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Thanks! And the funny thing is, she's pregnant with her second kid, is due before me, and is not too much bigger than me! So her reasoning doesn't even work out lol. I know being a first timer helps, but my both my sisters werehuuuuge and had 10 lb babies their first time, so there is no real "rule"...
by Nichole
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Thanks! People annoy me. Someone at work said I am carrying small simply because it's my first baby. I guess it has nothing to do with the great shape I was in before pregnant, with a 22 BMI, the fact that I haven't stopped exercising, and all the healthy foods I eat. I'm sure that has NOTHING to do...
by Nichole
Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: When's the shopping spree?
Replies: 17
Views: 7659

I'm not sure! I lost 20 lbs last year and was walking around with droopy drawers for the longest time. Only got good fitting jeans because my mom handed me down some of her ones that no longer fit her. My work pants were falling off my butt. The shirts I was wearing STILL FIT ME and I'm PREGNANT, wh...
by Nichole
Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

I just read your post on the main page. So sorry about everything that's happened! Glad to see you around again!

I fixed the picture. I'm not sure what happened!
by Nichole
Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Article on Snacking (Might Be of Interest)
Replies: 6
Views: 4157

Ah! You guys already beat me to the punch. Whenever we get Subway (which is rare), I always get a 6". And that'll be my dinner or lunch. A snack to me, in my definition, is something small, less than 100 calories. If I started eating Subway 6" sammies for "snack", I'd gain weight pretty quickly lol!...
by Nichole
Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Let Freedom Ring!
Replies: 21
Views: 11574

I'm making these s'mores cupcakes! I love the Fourth of July! I'm prepared with my MADE IN THE USA pregnancy shirt lol.

http://cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.com ... cious.html
by Nichole
Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

LOL, I don't think I'm leaving, I just get annoyed sometimes. My weight actually went down 2 lbs this week. I attribute it to water, definitely!! I'm not eating less at all, by any means. Because the weight I had put on recently was a sudden JUMP coupled with a heat wave. It's been less humid than a...
by Nichole
Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This Drives Me Crazy
Replies: 23
Views: 9402

Thanks!

Well I guess you're right if you put it THAT way! lol. But unlike most other diet foods, it actually has nutritional value to it. It's not like diet soda, for instance (blech).
by Nichole
Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Yeah I guess that is true. I forget that some people will define snacks differently. I guess what people are mostly referring to is grazing all day? I think I eat about every 2-3 hours. I tend to be more hungry between 7 and 2 PM, then I can go for a while until dinner, most of the time.
by Nichole
Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This Drives Me Crazy
Replies: 23
Views: 9402

I get that. But the quotation marks imply that skim milk isn't really "milk," but rather some sort of diet food to be looked down upon.


Not trying to start a debate.
by Nichole
Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Sometimes I think I have to leave this board and never come back. Comments on the main board about people who snack really IRK ME. I eat healthy snacks between meals. This is my no-s mod. They're usually healthy things such as a cheese stick, cup of unsweetened apple sauce, whole grain english muffi...
by Nichole
Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This Drives Me Crazy
Replies: 23
Views: 9402

There's something wrong with skim milk now?
by Nichole
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Thanks! The exercise helps make me FEEL great! I think I'm going to pack a few things in my bag in a couple of weeks. Can't believe I'll be 8 months pregnant in only 11 days!
by Nichole
Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Evening problems
Replies: 9
Views: 5514

If you're shaking, you definitely need a healthy snack. I had the same problem when I lived with my in laws and my father in law didn't get home until 8 and that's when we ate dinner!! I found it very hard to manage my weight like that, BUT I was also eating mostly unhealthy during the day and eatin...
by Nichole
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Thanks guys! I'm having fun with it! Excuse my sweaty pits in this picture! I took it because I wanted something different for my Belly Book that I'm doing: http://www.amazon.com/Belly-Book-Nine-Month-Journal-Growing/dp/0307336182 Best of luck, Denise! I really recommend the above book eventually, i...
by Nichole
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

Me on Sunday after a walk:

Image
by Nichole
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

I guess yesterday was a FAIL because I baked myself some cookie bars. The craving was overwhelming! But the baking of them was enjoyable. I almost don't even feel bad, lol. The rest of the day was very healthy and my calorie count was still good. So maybe it was more like a yellow day - not quite a ...
by Nichole
Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hating "S" days...
Replies: 20
Views: 8968

The only advice I can offer is to preplan and stick with it.. On Saturday, we had my sister, bro in law and niece over. After dinner, we went to the carnival. My sister bought a brownie because she was craving it, even though I had ice cream cake waiting at home. She asked me if I wanted some. I sai...
by Nichole
Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 181951

My basic pregnancy eating plan: 7:30 am Breakfast: Usually old fashioned oatmeal with cinnamon and either blueberries or raisins, no sugar 9:30 am Snack 1: Cheese stick 11:30 or 12 Lunch: Protein and steamed frozen veggies 2 pm Snack 2: Apple sauce (unsweetened) and whole wheat English muffin 4 pm ...