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by Rheba
Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Observe and Correct
Replies: 14
Views: 6773

I missed seeing Reinhard's response about being a loyal American and considering it an S day. But I LOVE it! Yea for the red, white and blue!
laloser, I will be drooling thinking about your fresh peach ice cream!!! Enjoy your day! :) :)
by Rheba
Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Observe and Correct
Replies: 14
Views: 6773

sbay, can you treat the 3rd and 4th as vacation days (in other words, as S days) and just allow yourself to be somewhat more lenient with yourself? I just came back from a quilt trip that started on a Wednesday and ended on Saturday and I treated the whole trip as my vacation...which in essence it w...
by Rheba
Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: July challenge...anyone up for it?
Replies: 47
Views: 15648

Me too! And I'm including 3 days of exercise a week...if not more! :)
by Rheba
Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44859

First of all....sorry that I haven't replied sooner to your comments....have been on a quilt trip and having a wonderful time! Bought lots of new fabrics and patterns and got totally inspired. Second....thanks for all your input..it really does help me stay on track as there are times when you wonde...
by Rheba
Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44859

Thanks, Blueskighs! :) Noticed I had a typo in my last post....should say dad instead of day! :roll: Hey, I am hanging in here and doing my best and that is all I can do. Yes, Maintenance is great and I am thankful to be where I am at with the plan. Did not eat anything yesterday at my small quilt g...
by Rheba
Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44859

second month down. Weighed and lost 1/2 pound. But considering that I lost 8 the first month....I am happy. It averages out to 4 pounds one month and 4 1/2 the next. And I don't think that is bad at all. Going to doctor Monday for another fasting blood sugar....and hoping it is down. If not, I will ...
by Rheba
Sat May 31, 2008 12:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44859

Way to go, resting!!! Proud of you and know you are pleased with the results, too. My day is coming on the 13th. Will have completed two months.
Keep up the good work!!! :D :D
by Rheba
Sat May 24, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44859

I figure ANY loss is a plus!!! At least it is in the RIGHT direction...downward. :) And I also hate the yo-yo aspect.....Lord knows I've done more than my share of it all these years!!! :lol: I figure I didn't get all these extra pounds on overnight so I can't expect to lose them overnight....altho ...
by Rheba
Sat May 24, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44859

I have the date marked on my calendar and will weigh on that day and then mark the next month's weigh day. The rest of the month, I will use my clothes and my "gut feeling" to let me know how I am doing....and I know from experience that my "gut feeling" will be accurate! :) It always has been as fa...
by Rheba
Tue May 20, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's the Point?
Replies: 11
Views: 5197

I think part of the reason that I am finally able to "hear" my body and "listen" to my body is because I am no longer eating all the sugary and starchy so-called "treats" that I used to eat before starting the No S plan. I was always in a food fog, so to speak. Now I'm not and so I can look at a foo...
by Rheba
Mon May 19, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's the Point?
Replies: 11
Views: 5197

Blueskighs, I agree with you on the What's the Point thinking on N days...but I even found myself thinking that this weekend and they were S days!! :shock: :) Talk about a miraculous change in my thinking!! :wink: :lol: I passed up two of my favorite salty foods because I thought to myself...Why? I ...
by Rheba
Sun May 18, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Who'da Thunk!
Replies: 18
Views: 6796

My dear friend! You wouldn't have had to lie to us about the third piece...if you were truly hungry, you ate it! But I loved your concern about over doing it! :) Just remember, we are all in this together...some days are good and some days are bad and we don't have to beat ourselves up about the bad...
by Rheba
Sat May 17, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Who'da Thunk!
Replies: 18
Views: 6796

Just remember, if you put too many pieces on your plate, you don't have to eat them all! :) :wink: Will be waiting to hear from you on how you did. Just enjoy your pizza! :) :)
by Rheba
Fri May 16, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Who'da Thunk!
Replies: 18
Views: 6796

I LOVE that commercial! She is so good as the spokesperson for that product! Glad I gave you a chuckle, Nichole! :) Now the guys where my hubby works would probably say I HAVE those powers....they love it when I send all those goodies for them to munch upon. :lol:
by Rheba
Fri May 16, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Who'da Thunk!
Replies: 18
Views: 6796

Hope you enjoy it! Just tried a new chocolate recipe today. Will let you know how that turns out after the weekend. :)
by Rheba
Fri May 16, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Who'da Thunk!
Replies: 18
Views: 6796

Buffalo Gal, I sent the recipe this morning! Enjoy :)
by Rheba
Fri May 16, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44859

Tink, I totally relate to your feelings of aprehension on your upcoming weigh in! :) I know I am feeling the same way and I am thinking maybe it is because of all my past "failures" in the weight loss department. I also think it is going to take a very long time before I get over these feelings. All...
by Rheba
Fri May 16, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Blood Sugar issues anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 4703

I used to get the shakes something awful...especially in the mornings between breakfast and lunch. I find that since I am No S ing that I don't have that happen anymore. I am eating more protein with my meals and that does seem to do the trick for me. Can't do the cereal bit at all. I realized early...
by Rheba
Fri May 16, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Finally... success!
Replies: 28
Views: 10749

Great Job! :)
by Rheba
Fri May 16, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44859

I agree wholeheartedly! This is all about learning to live naturally without the counting, weighing and measuring that we have done with all our previous diet plans. I am finally able to look at my plate and say...too much food, need to take some off the plate! Or if in a situation where I can't do ...
by Rheba
Thu May 15, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44859

Noel, really, I am NOT judging her by her appearance but she definitely does NOT look good....she feels good and I am happy for her reaching her goal (five pounds under actually, which I guessed right on the nose as a former weight watcher!) I do know that she has other health issues and I am truly ...
by Rheba
Wed May 14, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44859

I realize this really doesn't deal with the scale but had something happen today that I am in a "puzzlement" about. Had lunch with a friend who is totally into weight watchers...she just achieved her lifetime memebership goal. We both ordered. We were busy talking and eating and she put over half of...
by Rheba
Wed May 14, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Who'da Thunk!
Replies: 18
Views: 6796

BuffaloGal, if you really do want the ice cream recipe, I will email you with it....don't know if I should post it on this web site or not! Don't want to tempt anyone if they don't wnat to be tempted...cuz it is REALLY GOOD...especially since I have "tweaked" it for my hubby's wishes!!! :lol:
by Rheba
Wed May 14, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Who'da Thunk!
Replies: 18
Views: 6796

Nichole, I have NO super homemade powers! I happen to love to cook and bake and this past year I have suffered from a contact eczema that ended up with staph infection TWICE so I have since learned that there are certain chemicals that I am NOT compatible with so I have gone back to my basic love of...
by Rheba
Wed May 14, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eh, That's Plenty
Replies: 5
Views: 3474

Noel, I had the same thing happen to me the other night with the evening meal. I put food on my plate and thought I should put more on it and took a second look and basically said the same thing you said! it's a great feeling!
by Rheba
Wed May 14, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44859

Buffalo Gal, I had never really realized that I was giving the scale the power of deciding whether I would stay on the diet of the moment until I read your post. Looking back, if I was "up" in weight it gave me license to eat that day because as you said, why not, the diet isn't working anyway! I al...
by Rheba
Wed May 14, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44859

Hey, Sheiler, welcome to the no scale bunch! Hope your step on, step off dance worked out okay for you but think you will much prefer the once a month check in. :) As a lot of us have said, use your body and mind to let you know that you are succeeding. We have done so many diets that required us to...
by Rheba
Tue May 13, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44859

Ok, Resting, I'll do the capri watch and you do the closet watch! :)
by Rheba
Tue May 13, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44859

In April, shortly after I had started No S, my daughter and I had a huge rummage sale. I had tried on some capris in my closet and they didn't fit. Bought a pair of my daughter's and have been wearing them but noticed they are really baggy at the waist. Yesterday I was at WalMart and tried on some a...
by Rheba
Tue May 13, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Would you please note my siggy?
Replies: 24
Views: 9202

Way to go, Tiffani! It gives us all hope and inspiration!!! :D :D :D Thanks for posting this!
by Rheba
Tue May 13, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Who'da Thunk!
Replies: 18
Views: 6796

No, JustAnnie, I can't say that I have THAT much will power...........I just simply wasn't hungry after the second piece of pizza! And the ice cream....I knew I could have some the next day...and I did! And yes, it was very good! And I am satisfied with less each time I eat it. Tonight we had homema...
by Rheba
Tue May 13, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Welcome Woman's World readers!
Replies: 166
Views: 56292

Just bought a second No S book to give to my dear friend...I have been "preaching" about how great this is to her...especially since I lost 8 lbs. the first month!!! :lol: Anyhow, she is also gung ho to try it so I gladly went to my local Barnes and Nobles this morning and bought it for her. Also......
by Rheba
Sun May 11, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Who'da Thunk!
Replies: 18
Views: 6796

Who'da Thunk!

that I could make homemade pizza (crust included!!) and NOT eat more than two pieces!!! :shock: Yup, that's what happened tonight! I told my hubby that I thought it would be a three piece night and by the time I finished the second piece............I was done!!! :? :shock: :) Something must be click...
by Rheba
Sat May 10, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44859

Thanks, Laff! I'm with you on the power of the scale in my life. I am hoping that by sticking with this plan of eating that someday I will be able to look at a scale without dread! It has worked for Reinhard and others so there is hope for this scale fearing inner person in me as well. Hope you also...
by Rheba
Sat May 10, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: irrational fear of hunger?
Replies: 17
Views: 7565

I think my fear of hunger came about because of a couple of factors....the first being the fact that as a baby my formula wasn't "right" and I constantly cried until the doctor changed the formula. I would drink 8 full ounces and still be hungry and when he changed the formula my mom said the whole ...
by Rheba
Sat May 10, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Yahoo!!
Replies: 15
Views: 6739

Congratulations, Laff! Reading your post, it was almost like reading mine yesterday as I had stepped on the scale for the first time in a month....actually since more than a month, as I am like you....don't like seeing the numbers climbing! But was I ever happy...like you, I lost! 8 lbs!!! And like ...
by Rheba
Fri May 09, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: irrational fear of hunger?
Replies: 17
Views: 7565

Shirls, I just realized something while reading your post. I used to get the "shakes" so bad about two hours before a meal and since going on the No S plan a month ago...........NO MORE SHAKES! :shock: :D It has to be the fact that I am NOT eating the sugary stuff anymore! :roll: Who'da thunk! Yes, ...
by Rheba
Fri May 09, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back AGAIN! :)
Replies: 14
Views: 6384

Welcome back, LauraAnn and hope that this time it clicks for you. :) Hang in there and try not to "mess" with the idea of the 3 meals. Just eat what your body says it wants. That is what I have been doing and it is working for me....just completed my first month and am down 8 lbs. :D :D And it has b...
by Rheba
Fri May 09, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44859

Resting, I like your analogy of the open basket...contained but not confined. Every diet plan I was ever on was a contained and confined program (box) and you weren't allowed any freedom of choice, etc. Yes, I would lose, but it didn't STAY lost! :shock: And no wonder, I was NOT learning to listen t...
by Rheba
Fri May 09, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44859

Thanks, JustJill! Yes, once a month is going to be the weigh day for me. I think I can handle THAT much scale in my life. :) I hate the fact that I have given SO MUCH POWER to an inanimate object and I am trying to work on that aspect of my weight problem as well as staying true to the No S plan. I ...
by Rheba
Fri May 09, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44859

Well, I did it. I bit the bullet this morning since I just completed my first month of No S-ing. I have been staring at the blooming thing all week knowing that I had to face reality today. So I took a DEEP breath and let it out and stepped on and............. :D :D :D I was DOWN...........8 lbs!!! ...
by Rheba
Fri May 09, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Welcome Woman's World readers!
Replies: 166
Views: 56292

Sheiler you have done great! Congrats to you! :) I agree that this program/plan/diet makes the most sense of any I've come across or tried in all these many years. Keep up the good work!!! :D
by Rheba
Wed May 07, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Structure and Emotional Eating
Replies: 20
Views: 7574

I find that true physical hunger is satisfied when I eat my meal. But if it is emotional hunger........NOTHING satisfies me! So I am sticking with the 3 meals, single plate and learning to ignore my emotional hunger pangs. Not easy, but it will be worth it in the long run. And I was/am a BIG emotion...
by Rheba
Mon May 05, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Guess what I lost?!!
Replies: 11
Views: 6450

Jill, how right you are! Thank you for putting it into such good focus for all of us. There is such a freedom with this plan...as you said, re-learning to eat the way we were brought up...and I don't want to say how many years ago that was for me! :)
by Rheba
Mon May 05, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A lil discouraged ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4145

For myself, I feel that when the scale doesn't "show" me that I have been good, it brings back memories of all the diets where you HAD to weigh in weekly and if you were unfortunate to have gained (gasp!) you got a mini lecture on what you "did wrong"! :oops: And it was very embarrassing and humilia...
by Rheba
Sun May 04, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Observe and Correct
Replies: 14
Views: 6773

I agree there are no good or bad foods and that there are good and bad times to eat, but unfortunately for those of us who have dieted all our lives, we have years of "diet brainwashing" to erase and we tend to still think of good or bad foods at times. (My goodness, that was a long sentence! :roll:...
by Rheba
Sun May 04, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food snob
Replies: 14
Views: 7667

Amen, Noel, Amen! :)
by Rheba
Sun May 04, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Observe and Correct
Replies: 14
Views: 6773

ok. So you "overstuff" your plate. Where does it say that we "have" to eat everything that is ON that plate?? :?: We need to start listening to our bodies...which unfortunately most of us have lost the ability to do! So if you don't eat enough at one meal...you are just that much more hungry at the ...
by Rheba
Sun May 04, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food snob
Replies: 14
Views: 7667

JustJill, you really hit a nerve on your remark about being a mean and nasty person when dieting! I think back to how I acted when dieting and in restaurants if something wasn't just "right" how "ugly" I could get! Wow, talk about a flashback :oops: and one that I am not very proud of, I might add. ...
by Rheba
Sat May 03, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Feel Like a Cult Person
Replies: 37
Views: 15473

fkwan, I like your style and I'm glad you thought of posting this. I'm proud to be a member of the "cult" and happy to be working the system! Love reading all of everyone's posts and learning more of what works for everyone. Such a relief to not be obsessing about food and worrying if what I have ea...
by Rheba
Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Worth it for me but not easy
Replies: 26
Views: 9708

Dawn, you are so right about the "craving for bingeing" might remain with us. I too quit smoking 19 years ago and the "urge" is sometimes still there but not strong enough to make me do it. So, however long this takes, I am in it for the long haul..........even with a few slip ups in the future, may...
by Rheba
Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Put Shoes On and Out the Door!
Replies: 2
Views: 2308

Good for you!!!! :D Maybe I will get inspired now, too!!! :wink: Have been under the weather with cold and sinus so have not done much exercise so will try to do better as soon as I feel up to it. Will check out with the car as to how far the route that I usually walk is so that I know where I'm at ...
by Rheba
Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Worth it for me but not easy
Replies: 26
Views: 9708

Your topic caught my eye today. I too am a binge eater and then berate S plan, I can truthfully say, I haven't binged yet.......yes, I know the key word is YET! But today my step mom took me out to a lovely restaurant for my belated birthday celebration and mentioned that to the waitress and she sai...
by Rheba
Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Buffets....
Replies: 11
Views: 5613

Noel, I agree with you wholeheartedly! No one will know that I am watching what I eat as they will all be busy eating and talking and I will be in the background with my simple little plate of food just enjoying myself immensely! And if they do notice....so what! I don't need their approval or disap...
by Rheba
Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Buffets....
Replies: 11
Views: 5613

My husband's family gets together once a month for supper (or dinner!) and it is ALWAYS at a buffet! In fact this coming Monday night is the night. And it is a pizza/chicken buffet. We have already discussed this and I told him as long as we stick to one plate...........NOT piled high!! :) ...we wil...
by Rheba
Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Frustrated with posts.....making it more complicated.
Replies: 10
Views: 5428

I agree with you, Blueskighs, I am doing what the book says and not worrying about anything else. It is working and I don't care how slow it works.....I want to keep it off this time. If I am hungry, I eat something that sounds good and is good and I am a lot more satisfied. But only my 3 plates a d...
by Rheba
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: an alternative to "virtual plating"
Replies: 9
Views: 4668

Mary, I love your idea! It will definitely simplify things when you are at a party. Thanks for your input! :)
by Rheba
Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not restricted enough....
Replies: 63
Views: 20834

A thicker skin is not what I or anyone else needs. What we need is to be treated with respect and dignity and compassion. Yes, I have gained My "excess" weight by overeating. I will admit to that. But I do not want someone lumping me in a catagory with a derogatory name. I am tired of being put down...
by Rheba
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Welcome Woman's World readers!
Replies: 166
Views: 56292

Welcome RedRose! This will definitely work but as the other gals and guys have said, it will take patience as the weight loss isn't huge..but they always say that if you lose at a slow and steady pace you are more likely to keep it off. And I think that is what most all of us want to do this time ar...
by Rheba
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Love This New Way of Living!
Replies: 8
Views: 4022

Janiean1, hugs to you. I totally understand what you are going through as I lost my step dad January 31st. Yes, it is hard and I too had more weight gain after his death. It sounds like you and your mom had a very special relationship and I am sure she is watching over you now and smiling because he...
by Rheba
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Can I save part of my lunch and eat as a snack later?
Replies: 10
Views: 5039

Personally, for me, the snack at 2:30 would be a no-no. Have you thought about eating something more substantial than lean cuisine at lunch? What time do you eat breakfast and what time do you eat your evening meal? Make your noon lunch somewhat larger for the next while to tide you over your 2:30 s...
by Rheba
Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not restricted enough....
Replies: 63
Views: 20834

Let's not get mean and nasty here, please! I don't care if you are 5 lbs over what you want to weigh or 100 lbs over what you want to weigh...just let's not call names. We have all called ourselves names privately, but let us not group condemn people because of weight issues. Then we defeat the purp...
by Rheba
Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: So, what if you try a food you don't like?
Replies: 7
Views: 4069

I agree with you...stick with the tried and true on No S days and wait until your S days to try something new that you might not like. Don't tempt yourself. It is too easy to give in to temptations...the voice of experience here! :wink:
by Rheba
Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Welcome Woman's World readers!
Replies: 166
Views: 56292

Welcome to you, Pointsbandit, Informatix and Sharky! This plan does indeed work and as the old song says, The best things in life are free!!!! And even his book is very reasonably priced. But the part that I like the best is that this plan does work. It might be hard at first giving up the sweets an...
by Rheba
Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not restricted enough....
Replies: 63
Views: 20834

OMG :!: They actually buttoned :!: :D WaHoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Next pair!
by Rheba
Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Welcome Woman's World readers!
Replies: 166
Views: 56292

Just had to share..........tried on a pants that I could not get fastened last week..........THEY BUTTONED :!: :!: :!: :D :D No S works!!! :D
by Rheba
Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Welcome Woman's World readers!
Replies: 166
Views: 56292

Don't have to face the doctor issue for 6 weeks. Then I go in for a repeat on some blood work. And I know that I have to be weighed because when I spoke to the nurse on the phone I told her I had gained a lot of weight this past year. But I also told her I was on the No S plan and she thought it sou...
by Rheba
Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not restricted enough....
Replies: 63
Views: 20834

Cornelia, I love your idea of the pants! Will be taking out a pair today and laying them in the bedroom. The scale is gone!! Thank you for the input!!! :D
by Rheba
Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not restricted enough....
Replies: 63
Views: 20834

Just talked to my doctor's nurse about some test results and told her what I was doing and she said it sounded great! So that made me feel good, of course. Also told her I wasn't weighing weekly so didn't know how much weight, if any, that I had lost. Have to go in to them in 6 weeks to repeat some ...
by Rheba
Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's the silliest diet you've ever tried?
Replies: 72
Views: 39632

Thank you for the web site. I went and checked it out and made it through part 3..........with my mouth open in sheer disbelief, I might add! :shock: Even her cat wouldn't eat the left over food!! :D God help us all if this mentality stays "alive and well"! I feel so very sorry for those young girls...
by Rheba
Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Almost spiritual
Replies: 44
Views: 12654

Just Jill, you are so right about the OA bit...been there did that and bought the shirt! But when I didn't keep the weight off, I felt like I was that "bad" child again and fell back into the eating and dieting marigoround. I like the idea of the Reactionariers! Especially when it pertains to gettin...
by Rheba
Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not restricted enough....
Replies: 63
Views: 20834

So glad I read this forum! I too have been a slave to the scale and had just said in another post that I was going to put it in the closet so it couldn't continually beckon to me! I don't want an object or a diet to control me any longer. I don't care, either, if it takes 2 years or more to get back...
by Rheba
Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Welcome Woman's World readers!
Replies: 166
Views: 56292

Thanks blueskighs! I'm thinking I will have to move the scale from the bathroom to the closet as it keeps "calling" me!!! :) I am going to TRY to wait a month before weighing..altho I might be going to the doctor on Monday and if so, I know they will weigh me........with my (gasp!) clothes on...and ...
by Rheba
Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's the silliest diet you've ever tried?
Replies: 72
Views: 39632

I am wondering what the attraction of being a size 4 is as every diet aid/commercial I see anymore has all of these women bitching because they were a size 10 and couldn't handle it so they went on this "ideal" plan and got down to a size 4!!! No wonder we have such screwed up diet mentality when we...
by Rheba
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What is your(current) biggest challenge?
Replies: 18
Views: 6957

Had a choelestral (sp) test done this a.m. and they also did a blood sugar...which read half way in the pre-diabetic range. Never in all my wildest dreams did I figure that I would be facing something like this in my "retirement" years. I will give my dr. until tomorrow to contact me about the readi...
by Rheba
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are there other nearly-former OAers here?
Replies: 33
Views: 11470

oh my! I had forgotten the "gray sheet"! Yes, it was so like the atkins/stillman diet...........but I did the stillman diet and got deathly sick.....before the oa program. Yes, I agree it probably did make me into a better person and helped me get rid of some baggage that I carried with me for oh so...
by Rheba
Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are there other nearly-former OAers here?
Replies: 33
Views: 11470

Did OA years ago and must say that the memories aren't that good. We had a small group...only about 5 of us and one of them was very good at making you feel pretty small. She was going to therapy as well and thought she knew it all and could twist things around that you said until you thought someth...
by Rheba
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Welcome Woman's World readers!
Replies: 166
Views: 56292

tomorrow will be the completion of my first week of No S-ing! Can't believe it has been a week already!!! This is by far the easiest and least complicated plan I have ever been on and I am so thankful that I found Reinhard's article...and immediately bought the book and started the plan! Want to wei...
by Rheba
Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's the silliest diet you've ever tried?
Replies: 72
Views: 39632

you gals are toooooooooooo much!!!! The image of that guy floating out in space (or should I say Jet Propelled into space) are giving me more than my quota of laughs for the day! Thanks for the image!!!!
by Rheba
Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I was doing so good!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2466

hey, it is okay to be human and have a slip up! Why do we think we have to follow it perfectly from the get go? After all, most of us have been on so many diets that allowed and almost insisted that you eat between meals that we have a lot of diet mentality to overcome and it won't always happen ove...
by Rheba
Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone find that drinking hinders their weight loss?
Replies: 6
Views: 3218

I too am having the 2 drinks a day. I figure I have given up so much over the years with all the diets and in his book he says "glass ceiling limit" so I guess if it takes me a little longer to lose the weight....so be it. But if I don't have a drink every day, it is no big deal, either! But it is s...
by Rheba
Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I lived it.
Replies: 88
Views: 26570

wosnes, about the only thing that needs to be added to what you wrote is a resounding AMEN :!: :lol:
by Rheba
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I lived it.
Replies: 88
Views: 26570

Growing up as I did in the midwest...the only salads I remember were pea salad, potato salad, coleslaw, carrot/pineapple/jello salad or jello salad with fruit cocktail in it. I think it was probably just lettuce wedges with a 'french" style dressing on it if we ever did have lettuce salads. Lettuce ...
by Rheba
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Almost spiritual
Replies: 44
Views: 12654

Hadn't thought about it, but looking back, I see that I also had my sweets this past weekend as a part of my meal. Like your idea of always incorporating them as part of the meal plan to eliminate the snacking, lola628. Thanks for drawing my attention to that. I, too, am so relieved to not be obsses...
by Rheba
Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's the silliest diet you've ever tried?
Replies: 72
Views: 39632

did anyone try the stillman diet? Meat, cheese and eggs for one week and then you switched to veggies only the next week. Made it through the first week and started the second week off with a can of saurkraut.. :roll: ..ended up in the doctor's office with severe stomach pains. I thought he was goin...
by Rheba
Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Almost spiritual
Replies: 44
Views: 12654

I'm having a rummage sale next week and all my diet books except this one are gonna be gone!!!!!!!!!! Yes, I totally relate to you with the burden being lifted. I could stick with a plan and lose the weight but like you said, every fiber of my being was in sticking to the plan. It became obsessive. ...
by Rheba
Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I am brand spanking new!
Replies: 12
Views: 5220

But don't they always say that good things come in small packages??? I think this is the best thing to happen since "sliced bread" as they used to say!
by Rheba
Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Let's have some fun, NoSers
Replies: 17
Views: 7192

does it have something to do with being low in fat (yogurt) but high in sugar (candy)?Oxymoron?
by Rheba
Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I lived it.
Replies: 88
Views: 26570

Wow, Bright Angel! Wish I had lived closer to you back in the "olden" days! We probably had cakes and cookies around...my grandmother lived only blocks from us...mom didn't have time to bake! But I can't say that I remember having such a large variety of foods at mealtimes. A lot of our lunches on w...
by Rheba
Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I lived it.
Replies: 88
Views: 26570

I remember the hot lunch program too....it didn't start in my small town school in Iowa until I was in 5th grade. My mom had a rule when we went someplace else to eat (like my aunt's, mostly) that if I took something on my plate, I ate it even if I didn't like it. I remember not eating her coleslaw ...
by Rheba
Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I am brand spanking new!
Replies: 12
Views: 5220

me three!!!!!
by Rheba
Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Haven't lost weight, but very happy with No S
Replies: 29
Views: 9070

hadn't thought about putting peanut butter in it....that could help but to be truthful....I'm almost afraid to try it! :? So have not quite decided what I will do for tomorrow morning. Maybe I'll have a brain storm during the night...suppose? But I definitely thank you for the suggestion.
by Rheba
Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Haven't lost weight, but very happy with No S
Replies: 29
Views: 9070

No more oatmeal for me! It was a VERY long morning!!! :( By the time lunch time was here I was shaking and so glad that I could have some food!! So I know that my first meal of the day MUST include some decent amount of protein. Good lesson for me!
by Rheba
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet
Replies: 10
Views: 5045

last Friday when I went to Barnes and Nobles and bought my No S book, I saw the book these two gals have out. Of course I had to look at it...this was before I found the No S book....and I couldn't believe what I was reading...more of the same old same old. Clean out your cupboards and eat only what...
by Rheba
Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Haven't lost weight, but very happy with No S
Replies: 29
Views: 9070

Thanks for the info, Bonnie. I did go ahead and put raisins in my oatmeal..about a handful, I would say. Also had a banana sliced into it. Will see what happens! If it doesn't work, will have to figure out a plan B for the oatmeal!
by Rheba
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Haven't lost weight, but very happy with No S
Replies: 29
Views: 9070

Obviously I have been putting more food on my plate than I needed as I did leave food a couple of times. I would like to be able to get back to eating oatmeal for my breakfast so will take your advice and add some almonds and raisins to the oatmeal. Oops, are raisins considered sweets? :? I'm thinki...
by Rheba
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: That good feeling.
Replies: 6
Views: 3073

What I remember about the one or two shows of his that I watched was this gal at work talking on the telephone with her thumb and middle finger pinched tightly together and she was supposed to be working? Of course you can't eat when you have two fingers pinched together! :roll: Nor can you get any ...
by Rheba
Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:11 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I am brand spanking new!
Replies: 12
Views: 5220

Congrats to you, Melsie52! I do the Sansone tapes too when I am properly motivated...which unfortunately hasn't been too often lately. Did walk outside today so that felt good! I too am a ww drop out....did it too many times and couldn't stand even thinking about doing it again so was elated to find...
by Rheba
Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: That good feeling.
Replies: 6
Views: 3073

lilly, I also watched the I can make you thin on tlc and was at first fascinated by it. but what you said about the mastication and the spot tapping and the imagining yucky things on food to make you not want them really does make one wonder about his technique. :? I don't think I would be able to d...
by Rheba
Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Haven't lost weight, but very happy with No S
Replies: 29
Views: 9070

Crazy Cat Lady, I find that as long as I get enough protein with each of the 3 meals, I do fine. It is when I eat cereal with no protein that I go bonkers in about 2 hours. If I try it again using whole milk, it might help. Or at least I know that I can have a small glass of milk between breakfast a...