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by mondurvic
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Restrictions, rage and relapse (I love alliteration!)
Replies: 33
Views: 13170

Not on the fence

Thank you for your kind reply. To clarify, I am not on the fence. I always jump in with both feet - alas I jump from diet to diet (including NoS), and do a lot of damage in between. I have come to the same conclusion as you - one must find something one is WILLING to do, and stick to it. Rather like...
by mondurvic
Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Restrictions, rage and relapse (I love alliteration!)
Replies: 33
Views: 13170

From the original poster

I posted the original post on this thread many years ago, and was just re-reading it. In 2011, towards the end of the thread, a few of you were wondering what happened to some of the earlier posters - had we succeeded and left because we no longer needed NoS, or had we failed and slunk off? I can an...
by mondurvic
Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's "Seasons and Serenity" Check-in
Replies: 19
Views: 7017

Tues.

SUCCESS - but man, those portions are huge - and worrisome.
by mondurvic
Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Archives
Replies: 3
Views: 2240

Accessing archives?

Unfortunately, I don't know how to get back to 2005. Can you help?
by mondurvic
Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Archives
Replies: 3
Views: 2240

Archives

Is it possible to go back to the very first post in the forum? There must be so much information in there that I could benefit from. So far as I can tell, I only have the option of going back a year.

Judy
by mondurvic
Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's "Seasons and Serenity" Check-in
Replies: 19
Views: 7017

Monday, Canada Day

SUCCESS

Though today was a national holiday here in Canada, and I was "entitled" to take an S day, I nonetheless did an N, because it felt right.
by mondurvic
Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's "Seasons and Serenity" Check-in
Replies: 19
Views: 7017

Saturday and Sunday

SUCCESS SUCCESS
by mondurvic
Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Another question re S-days
Replies: 3
Views: 2459

Another question re S-days

Suppose a day is generally considered to be an S-day - for example, Labour Day - but you personally will not be attending a picnic or any other function. For you, it will be a day exactly like any other. Is it still an S-day food-wise, just because it's a nation-wide holiday? Or, say, Easter. If you...
by mondurvic
Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Joining the group!
Replies: 5
Views: 2975

Hi, Bro. I've been posting the past 10 days and like the program very much.

I've always wanted a brother and am glad you are here.

Judy
by mondurvic
Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's "Seasons and Serenity" Check-in
Replies: 19
Views: 7017

Friday

SUCCESS - Made it through the week! And was AT PEACE!!!!! Meal 1 - All-Bran, skim milk, mango Meal 2 - chicken, BBQ sauce, potato salad, mashed potatoes, peas Meal 3 - full-fat yogurt with pecans and about 1 T. honey At first I was scared of Meal 3. Thought it was more of a sweet than a meal. But ac...
by mondurvic
Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question about long weekends
Replies: 4
Views: 2978

Question about long weekends

This weekend is Canada Day, our equivalent to the American 4th of July. It always falls on July 1st, but is celebrated on the nearest Monday. So Monday here is a national holiday (no-one works, banks closed, etc.), but many celebrate on the Sunday, the 1st itself. Fireworks are on Sunday night, the ...
by mondurvic
Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's "Seasons and Serenity" Check-in
Replies: 19
Views: 7017

Thursday

SUCCESS I decided to do what several recommended, and plan something wonderful for my S days. Normally I would just let it play out. Don't think this will be a good route for me, because as I contemplated what to have on hand, I got caught up thinking about sweets and developed a craving that wasn't...
by mondurvic
Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Toning down borderline foods: yogurt and granola
Replies: 14
Views: 7403

The best yogurt in Canada

Back to Reinhard's first post in this thread, when he links to the best yogurts (thick, Greek) available in the States, the best one I've found in Canada is Mediterranee, made by LIBERTY. I have found it both in Quebec and in BC, so imagine it's available cross-country - probably mostly in health fo...
by mondurvic
Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Need clarification re S days
Replies: 3
Views: 2559

Need clarification re S days

Are we supposed to stick to our 3-meal routine, only now we can also have seconds, sweets or snacks, or are S-days "anything goes", with meals not a required - or recommended - part?

Judy
by mondurvic
Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's "Seasons and Serenity" Check-in
Replies: 19
Views: 7017

Tuesday

SUCCESS B U T I have finally gone round the bend with my latest crush food. All three meals today consisted of: 3 bagel-halfs (i.e., 1 1/2 bagels) butter cream cheese smoked salmon Made one important change at the first two meals, however: had a third to a half of my usual amount of cream cheese and...
by mondurvic
Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm being an idiot
Replies: 11
Views: 5551

To take a leaf from your book . . .

KEEP - S days unrestricted CHUCK - Anxiety. This is only a meaningless, short-lived blip. CHANGE - Your thinking. You don't need to "break this cycle". You need to return to the former cycle by doing whatever it was you were doing that made it successful before. CREATE - Times free of "non-stop stre...
by mondurvic
Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's "Seasons and Serenity" Check-in
Replies: 19
Views: 7017

Monday

SUCCESS

Meal 1 - 1 1/2 bagels, butter, cream cheese, lox

Meal 2 - steak, buttered mashed potatoes, peas, corn, a few dolmas

Meal 3 - stuffed chicken breast
by mondurvic
Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello everybody
Replies: 4
Views: 2503

Hi, Castevets, and welcome! I started on Thursday, so I, too, had the greater ease of two S-days early on. So far so good today. Please post a lot. It helps all of us to be connected. And take a look at the HabitCal, which I am enjoying. Also the Daily Check-in, of course. Heck, throw yourself in th...
by mondurvic
Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet book available for pre-order on Amazon
Replies: 52
Views: 39505

I was thinking more of the buzz than of the money. The buyer for B. Dalton once told me that if just one copy of a book is sold in each of their 900 stores, that's enough to put it on the best-seller list. This goes back some years, but it's probably close to what's accurate today, too.
by mondurvic
Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: When S stands for exceSS
Replies: 0
Views: 1473

When S stands for exceSS

What a two days I had! Eat, eat, eat! Piles of sweets! One thing I'll say for S days, though - they sure make upcoming N days look good. Right now I'm so looking forward to a day of normalcy, a day without sweets. Not without anxiety about whether I can do it, or will. I know I'll be despondent if I...
by mondurvic
Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:39 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal Habit Calendar (Alpha)
Replies: 95
Views: 163026

Comment and question

I love HabitCal and look forward to it each night almost like a date.

A question: How do we view the HabitCals of those willing to post them for public viewing?

Judy
by mondurvic
Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's "Seasons and Serenity" Check-in
Replies: 19
Views: 7017

Day 4

S-day, and boy did I eat. Way beyond what I wanted, binging and shovelling food in. Did this mostly without desire, and with a deadly intent. If you were to ask, "Why did you do this?", I'd answer "Because that is what I do." However, I don't, WON'T, be trapped there. I am not quitting on myself. Pr...
by mondurvic
Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you eat mostly your favourite foods?
Replies: 1
Views: 1695

Do you eat mostly your favourite foods?

I notice that I tend to eat the same things over and over, usually prepared the same way, and am wondering if this is true of others. Moreover, many of my "favourites" aren't generic - it has to be a particular brand of mayonnaise, a particular manufacturer of cream cheese, bagels from one place onl...
by mondurvic
Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Barb's checkin
Replies: 4
Views: 2650

Computer

My advice of the day: - Get a computer at home. It will be so helpful to be able to check in 24/7.

Judy

PS - I sent you a personal message, too.
by mondurvic
Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's "Seasons and Serenity" Check-in
Replies: 19
Views: 7017

I'm often up into the early hours of the next day because I have trouble falling asleep and since I'm retired, I don't have to work at changing this behaviour. I hate just lying there, sleepless, so I stay up until my head is falling onto my chest, then I go to bed. I then get a good, solid eight ho...
by mondurvic
Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's "Seasons and Serenity" Check-in
Replies: 19
Views: 7017

Saturday, Part II - The Dark Side

Would that my intake had stopped with the above, or even nearly. Ate a lot, to the point of insane, maddened idiocy, but I believe that continuing on this path (NoS, not idiocy!) is the way to go. My habits will get better, though I'm sure there will always be idiotic episodes. I have been up all ni...
by mondurvic
Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's "Seasons and Serenity" Check-in
Replies: 19
Views: 7017

SSSaturday

- Marinated steak and mashed potatoes with peas, butter and yogurt

- pecan shortbread cookies

- lots of Lindt chocolate-hazelnut balls
by mondurvic
Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S-Day day variation?
Replies: 6
Views: 3337

Concern

I have thought about doing this, too, but have concluded that in my case, it will result in three S days, instead of two. I stay up late, and could do a lot of damage Friday nights, then still have all day Sunday - buffet day in many places. By 6 pm Sunday, I could be so bloated and nauseated I woul...
by mondurvic
Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: When does it get easier?
Replies: 14
Views: 4944

I started NoS yesterday - on a Thursday - and will have my first S day tomorrow. I can't wait! If it wasn't right around the corner, I know I would never have waited. I'd be gobbling sweets this very instant, and I would have had still more yesterday. The one thing that kept me from eating them all ...
by mondurvic
Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet book available for pre-order on Amazon
Replies: 52
Views: 39505

Canadian orders?

Reinhard, how about orders placed through amazon.ca, the Canadian subsidiary? Does that site give you credit, too, and do you think orders placed there will contribute to the "buzz" about the book? I want to do this whatever way is best for you.

Judy
by mondurvic
Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's "Seasons and Serenity" Check-in
Replies: 19
Views: 7017

Day 2

SUCCESS Meal 1 - bagel, butter, cream cheese, lox Meal 2 - fresh cherries and lychees Meal 3 - prosciutto and potato salad Meal 2 really surprised me - nothing but fresh fruit, for heaven's sake! I argued with myself about this, because it felt like I was "wasting" a meal, but I couldn't help it - t...
by mondurvic
Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's "Seasons and Serenity" Check-in
Replies: 19
Views: 7017

Judy's "Seasons and Serenity" Check-in

Day 1 - SUCCESS Meal 1 - sushi Meal 2 - bagel, butter, cream cheese and lox Meal 3 - monster-sized omelet with cheese and beef chunks, covered in spinach-and-cheese tomato sauce, with a few buttered potatoes My appetite was huge today, also had a mid-afternoon craving for sweets, but both were conta...
by mondurvic
Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Seasons and Serenity
Replies: 1
Views: 1345

Seasons and Serenity

That will be the name of my new check-in, to start today. "Seasons" because today is the first day of summer, and I plan to weigh myself only four times a year, the first days of of summer, fall, winter and spring. "Serenity" is because that is the chief thing I am seeking, after a tense lifetime on...
by mondurvic
Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question about the 21-day club
Replies: 3
Views: 1950

HabitCal

I have already checked out the HabitCal and love the idea. More that just writing SUCCESS or FAILURE, as then the only thing I see is the day's rersult, which can be discouraging. But if I see only the rare red square in a sea of green, I know that will give me perspective and help me stick with it....
by mondurvic
Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question about the 21-day club
Replies: 3
Views: 1950

Question about the 21-day club

Do you count 21 days including S days, or 21 N-only days?

Thanks!

J
by mondurvic
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Panicking
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

The past couple of months

The last week of April I rejoined Weight Watchers and started doing their Core program. Though I have started and stopped WW literally dozens of times, this time it seemed to take. I had six excellent weeks, during which time I lost 26 pounds. I loved the diet! I loved the food! I was happy! I do no...
by mondurvic
Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The flip side of my earlier question
Replies: 1
Views: 1539

The flip side of my earlier question

I know three plates are the maximum, but are they also the minimum? What if you're not particularly hungry one day, or you get up really late, or fall asleep early?

What if (let's call a spade a spade) you've binged or overeaten the day before, and you're just too nauseated to eat?

Judy
by mondurvic
Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting Tomorrow!
Replies: 1
Views: 1343

Welcome, Nosnessa!

Even though I'm not yet back on plan, I remember the 20 days in a row I followed it a couple of years ago, and it was blissful. I even went back and reread all my posts, for encouragement.

So I'll be new (again), too. Good luck to both of us!

Judy
by mondurvic
Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Panicking
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

Panicking

I have not started NoS yet (this time around), but I get so frightened just contemplating it. I'm afraid of the time after that last plate, when eating is FINISHED, come what may. I'm so afraid I'll eat. I'm not really afraid of being hungry, but I have no trust or confidence in myself, in my willin...
by mondurvic
Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: This Path Is My Life Check-In
Replies: 53
Views: 18731

You're so helpful!

Hi, Charis, Just read your entire Check-in and am so inspired by how well you're doing and how good you sound. I have not yet started (though I'm a multiple repeat who once made it through 20 days), but when I do, I plan to include a Positive Point every day, too. I love the idea, and thank you for ...
by mondurvic
Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy Yet Again
Replies: 1
Views: 1914

Judy Yet Again

I'm back. Thank God you're here.

J
by mondurvic
Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Food Processor
Replies: 3
Views: 4949

I have a Cuisinart but have also used cheap-cheap models from Walmart, and found they all did a good job. A Cuisinart will last forever, though parts may need replacing here and there, but if money's an issue, buy one of the ones for under $50 and you'll be able to perform the exact same functions. ...
by mondurvic
Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Will be a bit distracted next few weeks...
Replies: 17
Views: 7207

Welcome Baby!

Congratulations, Reinhard and Family!

Judy
by mondurvic
Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Diet hell

My gosh, has it only been three days since I last posted? I feel like I've been in diet hell for a month. Bad N days, vile S days, big weight gain, a brief fling with the South Beach Diet (didn't last a day) - all to arrive back here bloated and feeling sick. Only one thing to do, I know - get back ...
by mondurvic
Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Replies to various threads
Replies: 13
Views: 5478

Back home

Thank you for your thoughtful and helpful post, Reinhard. You always strike just the right note. The past few days have been bad - some of those dark-night-of-the-soul times. There has been discouragement, despair, bingeing and a brief flirtation with the South Beach Diet. The best thing about the e...
by mondurvic
Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Replies to various threads
Replies: 13
Views: 5478

Replies to various threads

This post will apply to several threads on the forum: What I eat on S days, losing and gaining the same 3 pounds, how much I've lost doing no-s, etc. Started 2 1/2 weeks ago at 250. Lost 3 pounds the first two weeks. After this weekend, weigh 254, up 7 pounds from last Thursday, up 4 pounds since I ...
by mondurvic
Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

S days. Can S also stand for Sad?

I have been reading the thread on the Forum about what other people eat on S days. Some I can relate to - those who really throw themselves into it - but others - those who have a tiny brownie or a square or two of chocolate - well, I'm just not in that category. How much of a weight problem can som...
by mondurvic
Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Flo

Yes, last night was an s-day, but the write-up pertained to Friday. I just hadn't gotten around to entering it before.
by mondurvic
Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Friday

FAILURE Things were fine till just before midnight, when I read in the paper about a local 57-year-old woman who was diagnosed with cancer during the summer and died last week. Fine one minute, dead five months later. It really got to me, and I began questioning the choices I'm making, and what I wo...
by mondurvic
Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 569946

Welcome home!

Hey Deb!

Welcome back! I'm back, too - it's been two weeks now. Some days are a struggle, but mostly I'm at peace. Thank God (not to mention Reinhard!) for this plan. I just can't believe in anything else.

Judy
by mondurvic
Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How much weight have you lost on NoS?
Replies: 23
Views: 10629

My weight loss so far

I've been on it two weeks and have lost three pounds, and believe me, I fully exploited my S days.

Judy
by mondurvic
Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Restrictions, rage and relapse (I love alliteration!)
Replies: 33
Views: 13170

Zowie!

Wow! Thank you all for a bunch of great and helpful posts. So many thoughtful insights and useful suggestions!

I love this diet and I love this forum.

Happily,

Judy
by mondurvic
Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Restriction, rage and relapse (I love alliteration!)

FAILURE "Overburdening oneself with restrictions is the top reason people fail to stick with diets for any length of time. " Reinhard Engels I've really got to memorize this, as if it was scripture. I make the same mistake every time. No sooner am I doing well on some plan, then I tighten it up, mak...
by mondurvic
Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Restrictions, rage and relapse (I love alliteration!)
Replies: 33
Views: 13170

Restrictions, rage and relapse (I love alliteration!)

"Overburdening oneself with restrictions is the top reason people fail to stick with diets for any length of time. " Reinhard Engels I've really got to memorize this, as if it was scripture. I make the same mistake every time. No sooner am I doing well on some plan, then I tighten it up, make it eve...
by mondurvic
Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

WEIGH-IN after two weeks on no-s

Down three pounds, to 247. Glad to move the big weight to the left on the scale. VERY glad I've lost any weight at all, considering I'm eating plenty - and foods that I love! - and even binged last weekend.
by mondurvic
Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Addendum

Had another snack, meaning three meals and two snacks today. This one was a lot of cashews and dried apricots, which I did not eat because I wanted to increase my fruit intake, but because I wanted nuts and fruit, I wanted something sweet, and flat out, I wanted to eat. Back to just the three meals ...
by mondurvic
Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Wednesday

Today completes two full, albeit imperfect, weeks on no-s. Plan to weigh myself tomorrow and will post here. Meal 1 - watermelon, 12 pieces of California roll made with brown rice Snack - 3 clementines Meal 2 - Chinese buffet. Included some eggplant, to add some veggies, but it was so oil-laden that...
by mondurvic
Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tinkering - need advice
Replies: 4
Views: 3345

Thanks, Reinhard

Your points are all excellent. Thank you. I will add to this thread as I go, to let you know how it plays out.

Judy
by mondurvic
Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Bold, italic, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 1806

Bold, italic, etc.

Seem to be hogging the forum tonight. My apologies. This one is not about diet, but about how to use Bold, Italic, Underline, etc. in my message. I see the boxes above, but highlighting the words in my text then clicking on the box just results in initials to the left and right of the word. Have no ...
by mondurvic
Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Tuesday

House coming together. Love the Mindful Eating website another no-s'er told us about, and have signed up for their challenge. Am aiming at getting more fruits and vegetables into my diet. Meal 1 - tempeh and vegetable sandwich Meal 2 - mixed plate at a vegan buffet restaurant SNACK - 2 clementines. ...
by mondurvic
Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Stunned and stupefied
Replies: 5
Views: 3480

Stunned and stupefied

Following Mindless Eating suggestions, I decided to use baby carrots as scoopers with my third-meal baba ganoug tonight, instead of the usual rice crackers. To my astonishment, it was BETTER, much better. When I ran out of carrots (I wasn't too excited about eating vegetables, so had bought only a s...
by mondurvic
Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tinkering - need advice
Replies: 4
Views: 3345

Tinkering - need advice

Went to the Mindless Eating site (thanks so much for a great tip!) and signed up for their challenge. I love the way it's done, with customization and baby steps. I did not select a weight-loss goal, but chose instead to add more fruits and vegetables to my diet, as they are greatly lacking. The thr...
by mondurvic
Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone ever done this, and if so, what happened?
Replies: 10
Views: 4963

Kinfolk Kevin

That's exactly how I feel!

Judy
by mondurvic
Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet Book
Replies: 83
Views: 37884

Visuals

A hugely piled-up plate would be nice to see, too, saying "You may not lose if you can ski down your plate, but you'll soon retrain yourself, establish better habits, and become ready to start eating less".

Judy
by mondurvic
Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Monday

SUCCESS

Meal 1 - Smoked tofu/cheddar/pesto sandwich

Meal 2 - Club sandwich, small Caesar salad

Meal 3 - Few bites wheat gluten nuggets

Moved today. I'm surrounded by boxes, and tired. Thought perhaps I could eat off-plan by legitimizing a Stressful day, but knew better.

Judy
by mondurvic
Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone ever done this, and if so, what happened?
Replies: 10
Views: 4963

Has anyone ever done this, and if so, what happened?

I think I'd be happy if I ate sandwiches at all three meals, forever. If I were on death row, my last meal request would be for a sandwich. Can one do that - eat the same favourite over and over and over? Has anyone ever done it, and if so, does it eventually come to an end, or does it not matter? I...
by mondurvic
Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Saturday and Sunday

SUCCESS and SUCCESS, of course - but then why do I feel so bad? I ate way too much, as if to extract food-value out of every weekend second. My choices got worse and worse as the weekend progressed, culminating in a frenzy of horridness as the clock began to run out. I have not always done this on S...
by mondurvic
Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Friday

SUCCESS Meal 1 - Club sandwich, home fries Meal 2 - bread and butter, one meaty short rib, polenta square Meal 3 - rice crackers, veggie pate Meals are big, too much food, but they ARE on one plate and I'm not going to drive myself crazy abuot portion size, although it IS a little distressing. Much ...
by mondurvic
Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Some observations
Replies: 13
Views: 6021

6 - 7 hours between lunch and dinner is a long wait. I'd be eating rats, too - lots of 'em.
by mondurvic
Sat Jan 27, 2007 2:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Some observations
Replies: 13
Views: 6021

Hungry

How many hours between meals? At what point are you "just right" pre-rat hungry?
by mondurvic
Sat Jan 27, 2007 2:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Some observations
Replies: 13
Views: 6021

Mealtimes

I am also hungry by mealtimes, but I welcome it - because it's mealtime! I enjoy my food much more when I'm actually hungry.

Judy
by mondurvic
Sat Jan 27, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Greetings! New! Excited! Have to eat out 2x's/day:0! Advice!
Replies: 13
Views: 6205

Eating out

I eat out twice a day, too, and I take the easy way out: if it fits on a plate, it's OK. I don't give it another thought.
by mondurvic
Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Jan. 25

SUCCESS

Meal 1 - French fries, few bites chicken wrap

Meal 2 - Indian buffet

Meal 3 - Rice crackers and hummus
by mondurvic
Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Wednesday, Day 7

FAILURE. Almost made it through one full week, but at 3:30 am, still up, I had a fourth plate. The best thing about it? Normally, after "breaking a diet", I would jettison the whole thing and start hunting for the next diet. This time I thought, "I'm in this for the long haul. There will be days I d...
by mondurvic
Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

To gettnbusy

I weighed myself the day I started, and weighed 250. It was Michelle who wrote that she hadn't weighed herself. I will be weighing myself every 21 days and posting it here.
by mondurvic
Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Tuesday - Day 6

SUCCESS

Meal 1 - club sandwich

Meal 2 - Chinese buffet

Meal 3 - hummus and rice crackers
by mondurvic
Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

For gettnbusy

Hi, gb, Thanks for the personal note and especially for the kind invitation to keep in touch. Luckily, I am not very partial to fruit juice - I just happened to have it in the house and was thirsty because of the Chinese buffet. On the subject of which, no, I don't live near there or own stock in it...
by mondurvic
Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Monday - Day 5

SUCCESS

Meal 1 - open-faced egg sandwich

Meal 2 - Chinese buffet (do you see a pattern here?)

Meal 3 - chicken sandwich

A few glasses of apple juice in between. Is that OK?
by mondurvic
Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Written Monday about Sunday

SUCCESS

Went back to my favourite Chinese buffet and this time had more than one plate, of course.
by mondurvic
Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Saturday - Day 3

SUCCESS.

I am writing this before the day is even over, because you can't really fail on an S-day, can you?
by mondurvic
Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Friday - Day 2

SUCCESS

Meal 1 - Chinese buffet

Meal 2 - Chinese Buffet

Meal 3 - rice crackers with baba ganoug and veggie pate


First time the restaurants aren't losing on me at a buffet!
by mondurvic
Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journey
Replies: 28
Views: 11512

Judy's Journey

Starting weight - 250 on the nose. Last time I weighed, I was 241. Imagine my delight as I moved the weight on the scale to the 250 mark. Doing it not just for myself, but for Reinhard's book, saved me a couple of times when I think I might otherwise have given in to a craving for sweets. It helps t...
by mondurvic
Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet Book
Replies: 83
Views: 37884

Reinhard, feel free . . .

. . . to ask as much as you want about any aspect that interests you. This can be done either online, through private emails, or by phone. I have no secrets, and consider personal questions to be the most interesting.
by mondurvic
Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: As of today . . .
Replies: 1
Views: 1901

As of today . . .

. . . will be starting a daily check-in on the other board. Will post thoughts and observations. Reinhard, please don't be reluctant to ask me any question, no matter how personal, and ask as many questions as you want. This can be done either openly, online, or by contacting me directly, either by ...
by mondurvic
Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet Book
Replies: 83
Views: 37884

WOW!

I have been away for a long time, and logged on tonight because I re-read my diary from the 20 full days I spent on NOS a couple of years ago, and was drawn again to a program that gave me peace of mind around food for the first time in my life. Even before logging on, I had decided to resume NOS st...
by mondurvic
Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journal
Replies: 4
Views: 3465

Disaster to the max. The only good thing about today is that I'm still checking in, and haven't thrown in the towel.

No point in describing everything I ate. Suffice it to say it included three litres of ice cream.

2/2, but hangin' in . . .
by mondurvic
Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journal
Replies: 4
Views: 3465

Meal One - mashed potatoes with butter, cream, cheese, bacon and onions; BBQ pork; carrots in Marsala sauce Meal Two - one slice of toast with cheese and tomatoes (Probably ate so little at Meal Two because I was still reeling from the saturated fat in Meal One.) Meal Three - chicken breast, mashed ...
by mondurvic
Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journal
Replies: 4
Views: 3465

Meal One - 3 slices of bacon, 2 eggs, 2 pieces of buttered toast Meal Two - BBQ pork, mashed potatoes, carrots in marsala sauce Meal Three - mashed potatoes with butter, cream, cheese, bacon, onions and apple slices Cardiac city. But heck, it's usually worse, and lots more of it, topped off with sca...
by mondurvic
Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journal
Replies: 4
Views: 3465

Judy's Journal

First day on plan, weighing in at 250 on the nose. Had to move the weight on the scale one notch to the right. Made a point of eating every five hours today. Meal 1 - 3 pieces of toast with cheese and tomatoes Meal 2 - Chinese BBQ pork and fried rice Meal 3 - honey-garlic chicken wings, mashed potat...
by mondurvic
Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: JWL's before and during pic #1
Replies: 18
Views: 10240

Thank you SO much for posting your pictures! I remember you well from when I first joined, about a year ago, and here I am with nothing to show for another year's worth of crazy diets, and here you are having succeeded on something I figured was so easy and delicious it couldn't possibly work. I fee...
by mondurvic
Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Keeping score
Replies: 11
Views: 6069

Keeping score

Oh, I love this idea!

The first time I started NoS I made it through 20 days and blew it on the 21st. Somehow, I could never get started again after that.

I long to be back. Can one start on an a Sunday, or does that not really make SenSe?

Judy
by mondurvic
Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Back again
Replies: 2
Views: 2873

Back again

I keep leaving.

I keep coming back.

As of now, I'm here.

Thanks for being there!


B.I.C. (Bloated in Canada)
by mondurvic
Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dusty's Diary - A Dog's Tale
Replies: 3
Views: 4053

What my mom ate on Day 1

Food dish 1 - 1 - 2 ham-asparagus roll-ups with mayo, 2 poached eggs, 2 slices toast, curried avocado puree Food dish 2 - 3 pieces of toast with cheese, tomatoes and basil Food dish 3 - 6 ham-asparagus roll-ups with mayo It's kind of scary to finish off three plates-worth then submit your post. Who ...
by mondurvic
Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dusty's Diary - A Dog's Tale
Replies: 3
Views: 4053

Dusty's Diary - A Dog's Tale

If we can have a mouse, I say we can have a dog. My mom will be starting (again) tomorrow, but is too embarrassed to post herself. I told her I read somewhere in this furum that failures are common, and starting ofur the norm, but she says she's not ready to show her face yet. Actually my face is mu...
by mondurvic
Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Daily Report
Replies: 0
Views: 3267

Judy's Daily Report

Day 1

Weight - 247 pounds

Meal 1 - Mixed fresh fruit platter

Meal 2 - Rice, curried vegetables, quinoa patties

Meal 3 - Salmon, rice, curried vegetables, olives
by mondurvic
Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question re Daily Check-in
Replies: 2
Views: 2648

Question re Daily Check-in

I first joined NoS at the end of October and started my daily check-in at the same time. Was solidly committed for the first 20 days, then became erratic, both with the principles and with daily check-in. Some weeks ago, I disappeared completely. I want to return, and am wondering if I can start a n...
by mondurvic
Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judith's Daily Check-in
Replies: 54
Views: 31384

Recommitted Day 1

Meal 1 3 pcs. toast with dill-tofu spread and lox

Meal 2 Mixed platter of cold leftovers (never used to have any!)

Meal 3 Moroccan rice with pistachios; marinated eggplant
by mondurvic
Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Re-committing (again) and a question
Replies: 5
Views: 4066

Re-committing (again) and a question

Some years ago, I lost 140 pounds by following a diet, and I kept the weight off for seven years. Needless to say, there were many, many bad days during those years, but even when I wasn't actually on the diet on a given day, I was still committed to it. I didn't not jump from diet to diet mentally ...
by mondurvic
Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judith's Daily Check-in
Replies: 54
Views: 31384

Meals for Thursday, December 1st

1 2 pcs. toast with taramosalata on top

2 tofu/corn/olive pie
few bites salmon tempura patty
few Golden Nuggets (meat analog)

3 Did not have third meal.
by mondurvic
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 21-day check-in
Replies: 8
Views: 5142

21-day check-in

Not good. I've had lots of bad days, including a couple of binges. Am up four pounds since last weigh-in, 21 days ago, so have put back all but one of the pounds I took off. Time to get serious again. Will post intake daily on check-in forum. Sometimes we have other habits that trigger the eating ha...