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by DianeA2Z
Thu May 15, 2008 2:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 40260

Oh, I'm with you! I will, however, along with some others refrain from posting my menus, but only because I so hate to keep track of everything. I will be thrilled to cheer everyone on, and come here for support. I need to come back later to read everything, 'cause dinner is ready and hubby is squaw...
by DianeA2Z
Thu May 15, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My Wellness checkin
Replies: 20
Views: 5881

Am having a very painful and tiring day today because of fibro (big weather change). What is so amazing to me is that I don't use a flare-up as an excuse to deviate from the No S plan.

Am going to see an acupuncturist for fibro and HBP.

I feel so free because No S is now my normal way to eat.
by DianeA2Z
Thu May 15, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with me??
Replies: 33
Views: 13917

I really enjoyed reading all the posts on this thread! I love my S days (well, I pretty much love my No S days too)! I remember my first S weekend, and I was looking for a dessert treat at a market...everything had lots of chemicals in it or...high fructose corn syrup...my new worst 4-letter word HF...
by DianeA2Z
Sun May 11, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What if one of my meals stinks?
Replies: 9
Views: 2630

Traderjane, in the back of my mind I am working on a way to graciously evade her cooking! Wish me luck! Blueskighs What a lovely way to put it...graciously evade. That's wonderful! I think, hopefully, that these situations won't pop up too often. It seems like life just loves to throw us curves eve...
by DianeA2Z
Sun May 11, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Power of being ON HABIT
Replies: 11
Views: 3693

Blue, I just visited your Blog again. I love the pictures and your "diary". It's wonderful, and inspiring. I think it's a wonderful companion to the book.

Keep up the great work :D

Diane
by DianeA2Z
Sun May 11, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: You are all amazing!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2600

trytrytry, we're here for you and each other. It may be cyberspace, but you are never in this alone. I wonder if Reinhard had any idea that his book and this site would have such a profoundly positive effect on so many people. He is a true blessing. Don't ever be shy about coming here and venting, s...
by DianeA2Z
Sun May 11, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Philly Phun
Replies: 4
Views: 4313

f, I've never been to Texas, and somehow I always think of the state as huge and seldom humid. Don't know why that is, all I need to do is look at a map. But, the state is so huge and w/o looking at a map I have no clue where various cities are located :oops: (Well at least I don't say "oh, you're f...
by DianeA2Z
Sun May 11, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My Wellness checkin
Replies: 20
Views: 5881

Day 30

An S day! Bagels for breakfast! (two this time, I'm getting better :oops: )

Baked oatmeal w/fruit for lunch and then a "treat"/pre-dinner snack... a slice of strawberry-rhubarb pie. Not so balanced, but oh so good!
by DianeA2Z
Sat May 10, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Philly Phun
Replies: 4
Views: 4313

f, I posted this on the Urban Ranger board: try this website: http://www.prevention.com/mywalkingmaps/ I grew up in PA about 60 miles north of Philly, so while I'm not real familiar with the city I can suggest walking in South Philly, anywhere in the historic district around the Liberty Bell, etc. C...
by DianeA2Z
Sat May 10, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No Loss after three weeks!
Replies: 21
Views: 6835

Sueze, you've already gotten great advice from everyone who has posted here. I'm just going to throw my support in your direction. I have a ton of weight to lose, like 100 pounds...and I think it is wise to stay away from the scale. Big changes occur from the inside out and those are the most import...
by DianeA2Z
Sat May 10, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My Wellness checkin
Replies: 20
Views: 5881

Day 29

Another day on-habit! No exercise today...I spent most of the day working on the computer, so my fingers have been doing all the walking. Getting lots more fiber, fruit and veggies and not because I have to but because I really want to. So far have only had S days on weekends but will add one on our...
by DianeA2Z
Fri May 09, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Job Loss
Replies: 9
Views: 6224

I have come to the realization that hubby's layoff is a gift to us: a gift of time that we hadn't been using to build our business, and the business is what is closest to our hearts. He can collect unemployment, and we are restructuring our lives around doing the work we both love, living a more "gr...
by DianeA2Z
Fri May 09, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Power of being ON HABIT
Replies: 11
Views: 3693

I just completed day 28 on habit. That's quite a record for me because I've never gone 28 days straight on any other program. My urge to eat at night is very diminished; gives me hope that it will one day vanish. Tonight I wanted to eat, but I knew I wasn't hungry and I also knew there wasn't anythi...
by DianeA2Z
Fri May 09, 2008 5:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My Wellness checkin
Replies: 20
Views: 5881

28 Days on Habit

Wow! Just completed day 28 on habit. I don't remember ever remaining on a "structured" eating plan for 28 straight days prior to No S. I'm not sure how much weight I've lost, and I don't know if I should want to know. Today when I went to give blood my BP was 131/67. That's the lowest it's been (on ...
by DianeA2Z
Sat May 03, 2008 2:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Feel Like a Cult Person
Replies: 37
Views: 11467

I just so love all your posts, and thanks to ms. f there for starting yet another excellent thread! I agree, I bow, and I am in awe of all of us...we are a truly well-bonded group. Makes me feel good each day to see how f, blue, blithe, jill, buffalo gal and everyone else are doing. I'm am in such i...
by DianeA2Z
Sat May 03, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My Wellness checkin
Replies: 20
Views: 5881

May 1 and May 2

Wow, I cannot believe how fast time is flying! Yesterday we got everything moved into a larger storage unit. Little stiff this morning, but it's a good feeling. Today I finally had a little time to learn how to use my new sewing machine! Then it was computer work for our business. Honestly, I could ...
by DianeA2Z
Sat May 03, 2008 1:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Job Loss
Replies: 9
Views: 6224

Thank you all so much for your comments. And Blithe, yes, I truly agree with you! This country's health system is so screwed up, and there are so very many uninsured people. The candidate that comes up with a system that will cover everyone, regardless of pre-existing conditions, will get my vote. W...
by DianeA2Z
Thu May 01, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My Wellness checkin
Replies: 20
Views: 5881

Days 19 and 20

Tuesday: got exercise and stayed on "Habit". Still acclimating to our new situation. Feels so weird to not have hubby working.

Wednesday: Did errands. Breakfast and lunch both "green".
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:48 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Once you get your new habits down- Portion Sizes
Replies: 11
Views: 3624

Heather, I really like your list! Everyone's input on this thread has been very enlightening, and even comforting. It feels like such a "safe" place here on these boards.

Diane
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Most Important "No S" of them All!
Replies: 17
Views: 5348

f, that's brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing. There is so much to be learned from Buddhist philosophy. I find also, that what I've learned from Eckhart Tolle's book "A New Earth" has changed me and helped me so much. What he talks about in his book dovetails beautifully with the Buddhist philo...
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Job Loss
Replies: 9
Views: 6224

f, Thank you so much for your concern! It means a lot, believe me. I stayed on program yesterday and today, although I admit to larger dinners the past two nights. We're both trying to keep busy. He's going to unemployment tomorrow to file a claim. He's thinking about either going to the Labor Board...
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Job Loss
Replies: 9
Views: 6224

Job Loss

Sorry to dump, folks, but I need to do some venting. Yesterday afternoon at 4:15 my husband was laid off from his managerial position with a local franchisee-owned company. No warning. Nothing other than "well, we really appreciate your loyalty to the company and your hard work, but we're not making...
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Earth Shoes
Replies: 5
Views: 4708

KCCC,

They're called "Sunset" and I got them in black Nubuck. I tried to copy the picture to this post was wasn't able to. They're so comfy. I've got my eye on 3 other styles...now if only I had the $$$ :)

Diane
by DianeA2Z
Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Day 1...sort of...
Replies: 3
Views: 1335

Hi Lorrie and Welcome, Two "best" pieces of advice: (1) Buy the book and read it (2) read all the various posts. You can't go wrong by following the first suggestion and the second suggestion will reinforce the fact that you're not in this alone. I find the thing that works really well for me with s...
by DianeA2Z
Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Earth Shoes
Replies: 5
Views: 4708

Okay. I know this post has had some views, so I'm adding a bit more. This morning when I got up I noticed that my legs felt a bit stiff...not a lot, but just enough for me to notice. It's gotta be the shoes. My feet feel great, my legs feel as though they've been exercised and all I did was some wal...
by DianeA2Z
Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Acceptance of Greed and Gluttoney
Replies: 25
Views: 7932

Bright, please, please do not take my post as an insult; it is after all just one opinion: Me thinks thou doth protest too much. After re-reading your post I'm wondering if you are trying to talk yourself into not following the program. I have no desire to do anything other than to try to neutralize...
by DianeA2Z
Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My Wellness checkin
Replies: 20
Views: 5881

Monday, day 18

Hello Monday! I don't mind Mondays anymore! I feel like every weekend is a celebration of sorts because they're S days. And I'm really particular about what I eat on S days. If I'm going to have a sweet (I still don't have seconds, and rarely snack on S days), I make sure it's a top quality sweet. N...
by DianeA2Z
Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: When will the torture end??? Aka: Menopause!
Replies: 20
Views: 16293

Terrylynne, I got kind of nervous about all the HRT press. I was using a patch, and then I lost medical insurance, so I discontinued anything that wasn't truly needed 'cause I couldn't afford everything. Fortunately for me, that year was about all I needed to "settle" things down. I'm glad I went of...
by DianeA2Z
Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: When will the torture end??? Aka: Menopause!
Replies: 20
Views: 16293

Well ladies, here is my experience: I went perimenopausal just after my 50th birthday. Had so many problems with heavy periods, clotting, etc. and after several D&Cs finally decided to have a hysterectomy. Turns out I must have had endometriosis at some point (explains the horrendously painful mentr...
by DianeA2Z
Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Earth Shoes
Replies: 5
Views: 4708

Earth Shoes

I just got a pair of Earth sandals and have been wearing them all afternoon. I really love them 'cause they're so comfortable. Of course I was attracted not only by the styles but by the claim that you burn more calories and tone your legs and butt more by wearing them. Well, that sounded pretty goo...
by DianeA2Z
Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My Wellness checkin
Replies: 20
Views: 5881

Day 17

Another fun S day! Before church I had one slice of Cinnabon bread w/1 tbsp p-nut butter along with my coffee and vitamins, etc. After church we went out for breakfast to Ricky's where they make the best "baked" omelettes ever. Each one is made w/3 eggs and you get fried potatoes with them. I had a ...
by DianeA2Z
Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Shirls night eating check in
Replies: 10
Views: 2933

Hey, Shirls: here's to "falling down pants"! May we all need a whole assortment of different belts one day!

Diane :wink:
by DianeA2Z
Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal on Steroids!
Replies: 21
Views: 5259

Diane, This business with the "red=stop" (and the rest) is brilliant! And in retrospect, so obvious. It is a habit "traffic light" after all. Making a note to quote you on the main habitcal page... Reinhard Wow! I am honored to have been able to make a good suggestion for the benefit of the communi...
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Shirls night eating check in
Replies: 10
Views: 2933

Wednesday night: failure. Ah woe is me. Ate three digestive biscuits and a cup of cocoa at bedtime. Mainly because I went to bed far too late. Shirls, I agree with Dawn and everyone else; you are making wonderful progress! I'm so relieved to see I'm not the only person struggling with night-time mu...
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Last night
Replies: 10
Views: 2879

Re: Last night

Yesterday I spent about 4 hours in my car after work running my kids around to their various activities and was getting pretty hungry. Well.....since Gray's Anatomy came back on last night I declared that I was not going to cook and so we decided on pizza and wings. I was "starving" by the time we ...
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: note to self...
Replies: 11
Views: 2779

Re: note to self...

maslowjenkins wrote:one' own birthday = one S day

not S week.

(picks self up, wipes cake crumbs from mouth, gets back on habit.)

:)
Happy Birthday! Love your post!!! (and p.s. Good for you!)

Diane
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal on Steroids!
Replies: 21
Views: 5259

Diane, I like your take on it... KCCC, thank you. Sometimes a good idea pops into my head :idea: and I think, "wonder what took so long for that to appear?" Personally, I try to limit my use of the word failure because of the negativity associated with the word. Also, because I happen to love the c...
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My Wellness checkin
Replies: 20
Views: 5881

Day 16

Goodness, I didn't realize I hadn't done a "check-in" since Monday. Well, today is day 16. Amazing! I can't believe I've been doing this so successfully. I've been getting caught up in the various threads and haven't taken time to focus on checking in. I like my idea about green=go, red=stop the bad...
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal on Steroids!
Replies: 21
Views: 5259

I'm in with Shirls and the others who have either "green" or "red" days. I just thought of another way to view those colors! Green : Successful, but also "GO", meaning "keep up the good work" RED : Failed, but more importantly: "STOP" the inappropriate behavior so you can keep up the good work tomor...
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Collateral Benefits
Replies: 16
Views: 3779

Wonderful thread! 1. We've gone back to eating meals at the dining room table, especially dinner. 2. I'm keeping the dining room table from becoming a "catch-all" place 3. I'm having more fun cooking. I've always liked to cook and have often been told I'm an excellent cook, but it's more fun now! :D...
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Walking Map Website
Replies: 1
Views: 3767

Walking Map Website

I found this site today and wanted to share it with everyone: http://www.prevention.com/mywalkingmaps/ If you go to the site, you can enter your city and pull up a whole assortment of walking maps for the area. I'm going to check out the rest of the site because it might be just what I need to keep ...
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: One plate rule question
Replies: 10
Views: 3144

When I get 21 solid days of NoS habit, then I will try having smaller servings and/or switching to smaller plates. I'm torn between wanting to quickly lose weight, and wanting to build lifetime habits. The quick weight loss I've had before with other diets. I want this to be for keeps. Thank you, B...
by DianeA2Z
Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Truly Off-Topic: Glasses at my Wedding?
Replies: 8
Views: 6570

I didn't wear glasses when I married the first time. The second time down the aisle I had glasses. Never even gave it a thought. I vote for getting a pair you really love. BTW, you know how dirty your lenses can get? Ever wonder where all that dirt goes if you don't wear glasses???? I need glasses t...
by DianeA2Z
Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Introducing Myself
Replies: 34
Views: 9688

Thanks, Bright...this is a good idea. I'm 59, lived in Eastern PA my whole life. Married at 19, (the first time), 2 sons. Chris is 39; he and his beautiful wife Kristin live in Orlando. They have 2 sons, Kyle who is almost 11 and Connor who is 8. In 2002 an adorable little baby girl, now named Kacie...
by DianeA2Z
Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: When does it get easier?
Replies: 14
Views: 3701

Re: When does it get easier?

I've been doing NoS, successfully, for the last 6 days. The first 4 days were fairly easy. I mean, I got hungry between meals, but I sort of embraced the hunger and got through it. Yesterday I hit a wall: I'm tired of not snacking. ... Also, in order to aid the kicking in of habits, does it make se...
by DianeA2Z
Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thirty Day Results
Replies: 29
Views: 6263

Many, many congratulations!!! And the pictures on your blog...what's your address and when can I come over for dinner? Or lunch?? Or breakfast?? Seriously, that is wonderful progress. So now that you've reached your goal...well, actually I don't know what you goal is :oops: Ummmm, anyway are you sti...
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: men and women
Replies: 6
Views: 5396

Most men also have a higher rate of metabolism...due to more lean muscle mass. Muscle weighs more but burns more calories. Diane, would you forgive a small nitpick? (Gosh, I hope so!) Muscle doesn't "weigh" more than fat. A pound is a pound, after all. Muscle is five times more dense than fat, whic...
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Once you get your new habits down- Portion Sizes
Replies: 11
Views: 3624

Yeah...what you all said!!!

Excellent!


Diane
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: men and women
Replies: 6
Views: 5396

Most men also have a higher rate of metabolism...due to more lean muscle mass. Muscle weighs more but burns more calories. It all comes down to calories in/calories burned. Try to burn at least what you take in. Most importantly, don't even try to compare your weight loss success/failure to a man's ...
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Exercise / Movement in general
Replies: 35
Views: 8649

Wow, I must say you are all quite inspirational. I have a home-based business and that requires a lot of online time. I have a beautiful dog that is not fond of walks, so I really have to coax her. I have decided to utilize the resistance bands, exercise ball, pilates and yoga DVDs I spent so much m...
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Before You Tweak
Replies: 14
Views: 3877

My first 3 months or so on No S in 2005 were 100% successful and they were vanilla No S. I then started tweaking and it has taken me 2 years to get back to vanilla No S - and guess what???? It works. The more I tweak the less it works. Try Vanilla No S for at least 3 months before starting to make ...
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Almost spiritual
Replies: 44
Views: 8375

Re: Here I go again!

... Today's day one, and I'm looking forward to experiencing the joy and conviction all of you voice. I've started a zillion different diets, which have only served to screw up my metabolism and balloon my weight to my current all-time high: 265 pounds. Sigh. Like everyone else, this diet seems so ...
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Almost spiritual
Replies: 44
Views: 8375

I not only got rid of all of the books, videos and DVDS but I threw away my scale and took my car off of the road (until winter). I just discovered that my treadmill has a purpose other than gathering dust! My Jack Russell "Ernie" uses it to pee on when he's mad at me. Anybody interested in a sligh...
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Get the Book! ITS WORTH IT!
Replies: 29
Views: 6417

Sing this Becky.... You'll be so glad you diiiiiiid! :lol:

I take that book everywhere with me!

Diane
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Think I've Cracked It!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2034

I think those who have endured surgery have an additional set of situations to deal with that the rest of us don't. I found your posts very interesting, and although I feel that surgery would not be a choice for me, I admire the determination and courage it took for those of you who have had the sur...
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food and Philosophy
Replies: 32
Views: 10803

Reason tells me that moderation is best, but my desires tell me that there is a world of fine dining to be had, and that eating with gusto is the better way. My what an interesting thread this is. I think you can have it all; that is, eat in moderation, but eat with gusto what you choose in moderat...
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: granola?
Replies: 26
Views: 9158

I'll post it tomorrow. Ooooh, boy I can't wait!! Hey y'all I'm really glad that there are men who post on this board. I like hearing what they have to say about weight issues and poor Reinhard has got to be crazy with trying to keep up with everything. It just goes to show that although some folks ...
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me On a Diet
Replies: 76
Views: 21196

Oh my gosh, Resting, I used to do exactly the same thing on "weigh in days"! How funny! I'm glad I wasn't the only one to have done that. And now look at you with a Godiva chocolate for the weekend...that will probably taste even better on an S day. Keep up the good work

Diane
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Spin, crash and burn :(
Replies: 16
Views: 4466

Oh jeeze...I didn't read down far enough

:oops:

Laura Ann got right back on track; I knew she could do it!

YAY Laura Ann!!!!


Diane
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Spin, crash and burn :(
Replies: 16
Views: 4466

Okay.... gotta be honest here. My post above sounds like I have it all figured out. But I don't. ... Sorry for being such a bummer. I am just reaching out here needing some guidance. :( Laura Ann, dear girl, you are a human being and as much as you want it, you're not perfect. But guess what, neith...
by DianeA2Z
Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 194719

Day 29 SUCCESS Blueskighs You are such an inspiration! I'm not a vegetarian, although I really do love veggies, and I really enjoy fish and poultry. I eat a lot less red meat and when I do eat it I limit the amounts. One of my daughters-in-law is a vegetarian (she may even be a Vegan, I'm not certa...
by DianeA2Z
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My Wellness checkin
Replies: 20
Views: 5881

This was a good Monday in every way but exercise. Only movement I got was some housework. I probably ate too little today, but not on purpose. I got all involved working this morning and didn't eat until noon. I did have a bowl of high fiber cereal w/milk and I had some sparkling blueberry juice. I ...
by DianeA2Z
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Which "S" is hardest for you to let go of?
Replies: 46
Views: 10360

Sweets ....and I lump bread in there with sweets because I love bread. If I have really good bread, I don't even put anything on it...just eat it plain. To my credit I really love whole grain breads, and usually 2 slices of a good whole grain bread really fills you up. Diane OMG! I think we are twi...
by DianeA2Z
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Before You Tweak
Replies: 14
Views: 3877

I bow to the wise masters!

Diane
by DianeA2Z
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Which "S" is hardest for you to let go of?
Replies: 46
Views: 10360

Sweets....and I lump bread in there with sweets because I love bread. If I have really good bread, I don't even put anything on it...just eat it plain. To my credit I really love whole grain breads, and usually 2 slices of a good whole grain bread really fills you up.

Diane
by DianeA2Z
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reinhard's Rebels
Replies: 31
Views: 7196

Forgot to report in to y'all that the divided plate I found worked out very well! I'm gonna be using it on a regular basis. Finally! Using a weight control tool that I've spent money on; what a concept!! :roll:

Diane
by DianeA2Z
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me On a Diet
Replies: 76
Views: 21196

Becky, good for you!!!! I'm about to stop posting for breakfast: high fiber cereal w/milk. I'm really glad to be back to Monday. Never thought I'd feel that way. In the past I used to hate getting back on track eating-wise. Boy I'm glad times have changed! Don't forget to drink a big glass of cold w...
by DianeA2Z
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My Wellness checkin
Replies: 20
Views: 5881

Posting a day behind here. The best thing about my second S weekend is that I exercised both days. Saturday was a long day spent doing a lot of computer work and making phone calls for my business. Sunday I was just exhausted; that coupled w/fibromyalgia kept me pretty much immobile sleeping on and ...
by DianeA2Z
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: People for whom even No-S may be too late...
Replies: 14
Views: 11379

Obesity is truly an epidemic in today's world. Most cardiac catheterization lab tables, similar to MRI and CT, have a weight limit of around 350 pounds. It's true that image studies of larger people are simply not as clear as those taken of thinner people. It's also true that it's harder to defibri...
by DianeA2Z
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Welcome Woman's World readers!
Replies: 166
Views: 46354

Welcome, welcome and Aloha to every newbie! You will be happy to note you are in good company! From most of the posts I've read on this and other threads, those of us who have become No-S-ers (or members of Reinhard's Rebels if you will), all have realistic expectations and know we are not going to ...
by DianeA2Z
Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me On a Diet
Replies: 76
Views: 21196

Well gals, I just had my second S weekend. I pretty much stuck w/3 meals except for 1 oz of almonds between lunch and dinner on Saturday. In fact, I probably didn't eat enough on Saturday because we got Thai food for dinner and I had a portion of each of the 3 entrees. The good news is that between ...
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great recipes to share??
Replies: 9
Views: 7305

Gee, thanks a lot everyone...look at all this drool on my keyboard....gotta getta paper towel.. :oops: I really love to cook (and eat...guess that doesn't need stating). Here's a recipe I saw Rachel Ray make. I couldn't find it online, so I had to kind of just wing it. It's a side dish that my husba...
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: First week yo-yo
Replies: 4
Views: 5317

Girl, you need to step away from the scale . Nice and easy now, just step away. Just say "NO". Have your read Reinhard's book? If you have it handy, please turn to what he has to say about "weighing in" and body weight fluctuations. If you are like most of us, you've been taught to weight daily. Tim...
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My Wellness checkin
Replies: 20
Views: 5881

Today is Day 9 and my second S day. The best thing I did today was to do the exercise! Resistance cord workout on DVD. WOW, I'm soaking wet w/sweat and puffing, but feeling pretty happy with my saucy self. Breakfast was limpa bread w/peanut butter and 1 slice Jarlsberg lite. Doesn't look like much, ...
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not restricted enough....
Replies: 63
Views: 15751

IMHO: Bottom line, don't set yourself up for failure. The body sees restrictive as metabolic starvation. Be realistic in your long-term goals. It is possible that you are not meant to be as thin as you were "back when". Be realistic in recognizing that as you age your body's requirements for calorie...
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: People for whom even No-S may be too late...
Replies: 14
Views: 11379

May I add my thanks as well. None of us would be here if we hadn't or didn't experience body image pain on a deep, almost cellular level. Not all of the pain is other-inflicted. Sometimes we do the most damage to ourselves. I'm finding that this is a good place to heal.

Diane
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me On a Diet
Replies: 76
Views: 21196

Becky and Resting52, I like your attitudes!! :wink: Isn't it great that we're not doing this alone? And isn't it great that we keep making improvements in our performance? Reinhard say this would happen (in the book), but knowing how I am I wasn't sure it would be true for me. Yet, hooray, it is! Di...
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My Wellness checkin
Replies: 20
Views: 5881

Wow, got so busy working yesterday forgot to check in!

Day #8. I actually keep improving!! I used the divided plate for dinner and it works great! The entire day was a success as far as NO S-ing goes. Failed the movement part again, however :oops:
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Crazy Exercises and Weight-Loss Products
Replies: 15
Views: 3739

/rant The stupidest piece of exercise equipment wasn't my personal property. It was the rope in PE class in elementary school. /quote] Oh dear God, you have just brought back horrible memories I thought were buried forever. And Tulsa, man you do rock, but I just wanted to smack kids like you. Right...
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Almost spiritual
Replies: 44
Views: 8375

I DID IT!!!!! The Goodwill down the road now has about 30 diet books donated by me. And I have not one ounce of regret. Yipee!!!!!!! :) Way to go Laura Ann! You are an inspiration. I did give several diet books away before we moved, but I know there are still a bunch packed and in storage. I'm gonn...
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me On a Diet
Replies: 76
Views: 21196

Becky and Resting52...I keep having red exercise days :oops:

I have these great intentions, and then I get all wrapped up in working on the computer and before I know it 4 hours or more are gone. I really need to do the exercise before I start work. <sigh> Well, tomorrow is another day.

Diane
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Crazy Exercises and Weight-Loss Products
Replies: 15
Views: 3739

Mostly I do body weight exercises. For instance yesterday I did 6 circuits of 25 each pushups, jumping jacks, situps and hindu squats with no rest. It doesn't take all that long, you can do it anywhere, and it really kicks your rear. There are a lot of gimic gadgetry out there and probably a lot of...
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Almost spiritual
Replies: 44
Views: 8375

LauraAnn, Hoping we won't have to be rebels for long, but overthrow the diet industrial complex and form a new, better status quo! (or, more accurately, restore a very ancient one -- "Reinhard's Reactionaries", perhaps :-)) Reinhard God Bless you Reinhard! But I stick by the rebel designation becau...
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Crazy Exercises and Weight-Loss Products
Replies: 15
Views: 3739

Crazy Exercises and Weight-Loss Products

Ok, Rebels: so what is the craziest exercise (piece of equipment or class) or weight-loss product you've ever used? I so wish I had all the money I spent on that crap! Besides the stationary bike that became a clothes hanger, I've bought ab rollers, free weights, the pulley contraption you hooked to...
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reinhard's Rebels
Replies: 31
Views: 7196

Diane, I have blue dishes! I am going to try using them tonight. My portions are still a bit large. Hey! Maybe the Rebels should wear blue. Somebody with imagination should come up with a motto for the Rebels. Buffalo Gal Good idea to come up with a motto. We should have a contest! Also, you have n...
by DianeA2Z
Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reinhard's Rebels
Replies: 31
Views: 7196

We are all Reinhard's Rebels. I am on day 12 and responded to another Rebel who said she felt like she had just joined an army. So I decided to call us Reinhard's Rebels (hope he doesn't mind). Anyway...welcome! :D ROFLMAO Buffalo Gal 'cause I'm the one you responded to! However, I must give credit...
by DianeA2Z
Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reinhard's Rebels
Replies: 31
Views: 7196

Reinhard's Rebels

Note to Reinhard's Rebels, I read that using blue dishes helps a person eat less food. I have Blue Willow ware and another set of blue and white dishware...funny thing, eating off those blue and white dishes actually does have a positive effect...especially the Blue Willow because it has more blue i...
by DianeA2Z
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Almost spiritual
Replies: 44
Views: 8375

Buffalo Gal wrote:Hey I like the idea of an army! We could be Reinhard's Rebels! Here to rid the world of silly diets that make us feel guilty and get fatter 8)
Woooohoooo!~ Reinhard's Rebels...I love it!!!! Too 8)

Diane
by DianeA2Z
Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My Wellness checkin
Replies: 20
Views: 5881

Day 7

WOW! I cannot believe a whole week has passed! On every other "diet" I was so conscious of time. The freedom of eating just 3 meals a day (one plate at each meal) is just so enormous. Breakfast out this morning before donating platelets. Went to I-Hop and had 2 eggs basted, the 2 bacon and 2 sausage...
by DianeA2Z
Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Whole Milk vs. Soy Milk
Replies: 8
Views: 2163

Just a word of warning about soy... if you have a thyroid issue, you might not want to drink soy milk. Apparently soy milk & thyroid issues do not mix. It'll cause you to gain TONS of weight. I'd say, go with whatever you prefer. Personally, I like 1%, but that's just me. ;) First of all, let me th...
by DianeA2Z
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Almost spiritual
Replies: 44
Views: 8375

Amen and Amen to every one of the posts on this board. Instead of obsessing, I'm living. I could so relate to everything that was mentioned and I thought "how can this be? Are there really other people out there that feel like I do, that have experienced these diet horrors?" I feel like I've joined ...
by DianeA2Z
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me On a Diet
Replies: 76
Views: 21196

Becky! How are you??? Hey, Girl! Gee it's nice to "see" you again :D I know what you mean about keeping up with the topics and I'm just like you with the mindset. Then dh got transferred and I was w/o a 'puter for some months, we moved (finally), then the holidays and then I had surgery in January. ...
by DianeA2Z
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: jobs
Replies: 12
Views: 8765

Re: Thank you

Beachgirl wrote:Thank you for the dream support!!!

:D
by DianeA2Z
Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Whole Milk vs. Soy Milk
Replies: 8
Views: 2163

Whole Milk vs. Soy Milk

Having had mostly non-fat and 1% milk for years and years, I was following an allergy type of diet that required me to eliminate dairy. I started drinking low-fat soy milk (unsweetened, plain). I liked it, but now have gone back to 1% milk. After reading Reinhard's book I'm contemplating using whole...
by DianeA2Z
Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Welcome Woman's World readers!
Replies: 166
Views: 46354

I even went out and got some whole milk. Patti, I know just what you mean! I've been drinking 1% milk for years (and it took some doing to go from skim to 1%). Now I'm actually toying with the idea of whole milk. I sometimes buy soy milk, and often wonder if the soy is better than the dairy. Diane
by DianeA2Z
Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My Wellness checkin
Replies: 20
Views: 5881

Day 6

Day 6 and still can't quite believe this plan is so easy. I'm trying to stay off the scale because I really beat myself up when I don't like the numbers; I'm taking Reinhard's advice to heart! I'm pausing, now, to enjoy each bite of every meal and trying to focus on only the food. I find that makes ...
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me On a Diet
Replies: 76
Views: 21196

Resting52, it sounds like you've gotten a great start! I have finished the book, and while I don't obsess about food, I'm actually enjoying planning what to eat at breakfast, lunch and dinner. I give it more nutritional consideration now, even more than when I've dieted in the past. And I'm really f...
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question about beer before a meal
Replies: 14
Views: 4220

Let's here it for beer

Reinhard wrote: "Men have been drinking beer for thousands of years. For most of that time, most of them were skinny. P.S. beer actually isn't just empty calories, it has significant amounts of protein, vitamins B, magnesium, polyphenols, cadmium and iron -- and alcohol, which in moderate amounts se...
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's the silliest diet you've ever tried?
Replies: 72
Views: 33823

"OrganicGal"]This is not a diet I have tried, but it is certainly one of the craziest I've ever heard of. I heard on the radio a few days ago about a man who lost 134lbs. in something like 9 months, by eating 6 cans of beans a day...and nothing else....ummmm....ok...not! :shock:[/quote] Wonder if we...
by DianeA2Z
Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I need some "how-to help", please
Replies: 2
Views: 1397

Thank you wosnes ! 8)

Diane