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by angelka71
Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm re-committing
Replies: 9
Views: 4731

I'm restarting too...but I've "restarted" many many times before. I did great when I started the first time but quit trying due to personal issues and every other attempt to restart has failed. But today I walked on my treadmill for the first time in a loooong time and it felt SO GREAT! Why did I ev...
by angelka71
Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question: Does Reinhard ever hear from NoS quitters?
Replies: 16
Views: 8402

Oh yeah, lots of criticism. Alot comes from people who are on the diet and are either frustrated b/c they either haven't lost any weight at all or are losing more slowly than they would like. What surprises me, are the people who criticise it who've never even tried it! Most of these just have the w...
by angelka71
Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Woe
Replies: 13
Views: 6099

Finally!! LOSING!!

I started No S-ing back in April and did great for a few weeks...then we lost someone very special in our family which sent me into a tailspin diet wise for a while. Slowly, I've been pulling myself back up and No S has been more and more succesful for me. This morning, I threw all caution to the wi...
by angelka71
Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sunlight, hunger and weightloss
Replies: 8
Views: 4558

Wosnes, I'm the same as you. Being in the sun makes me feel ill. You've heard of people feeling depressed in the winter due to lack of sunlight...but did you know there's also a form of seasonal affect disorder (SAD) that afflicts people in the summer? Scientists think it is either related to the he...
by angelka71
Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: On calorie-counting: Point/counterpoint (LONG!!)
Replies: 32
Views: 17948

20 Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules: 21"Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"? 22 These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings. 23 Such reg...
by angelka71
Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Things I have learned already
Replies: 4
Views: 5141

Hilarious! Thanks for sharing!
by angelka71
Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Looking for feedback. Thanks in advance.
Replies: 19
Views: 7445

Jillybean, Sounds like you've got a great plan., very reasonable. If you've been doing this since April, you've already got some good No-s habits as your foundation so these further restrictions should be easier for you to maintain. I know what you mean about wanting to lose the weight more quickly....
by angelka71
Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What exercise are you guys doing??
Replies: 43
Views: 16283

Thanks, guys!! I love hearing all of your routines and tips. Gives me ideas about what else I can do.
by angelka71
Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What exercise are you guys doing??
Replies: 43
Views: 16283

What exercise are you guys doing??

Just curious. I'm walking, some days more than others, and doing Shovelglove (love it, btw)..just wondering what you guys do?
by angelka71
Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Any new lunch ideas out there?
Replies: 10
Views: 5246

I hear ya! When I first started No S I was so happy to be able to eat bread again I had sandwiches EVERY day for lunch. The best solution for me has been to eat lastnight's leftovers for lunch. I think it's actually healthier since I usually have lots of veggies at dinner. Sometimes if I have alot o...
by angelka71
Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Water...
Replies: 5
Views: 3556

Also, ya know it IS possible to drink too much water...can be very dangerous.
by angelka71
Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: limiting failure
Replies: 20
Views: 9135

laloser...GREAT idea!! I may have to borrow it myself. Thanks!
by angelka71
Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Home bard (my UR 'experimental' mod)
Replies: 6
Views: 7905

I think this is great!! I do this in fits during the day to get in extra steps on my pedometer. I have the MOST fun doing this when my teen daughter's friends are over...even thinking about it is making me want to laugh! You would just have to see the look on her face...that "O...M...G, MOM" look an...
by angelka71
Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: angelka's check in
Replies: 6
Views: 3767

Umm...yeah. Haven't checked in for a while b/c I've been sucking too hard! However, a strange miracle of sorts has occured...now my husband wants to lose weight. He's been low carbing for quite a while and has reached a plateu. To combat this, he's started exercising and really tweaking his diet. Hi...
by angelka71
Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 3 meals a day is the way!
Replies: 9
Views: 5445

I remember from years ago when my kids were small, whenever I stayed with my parents (my Mum served up 3 square meals a day) I always lost weight. Also, I didn't raid her 'frig like I would my own. That helped! Ditto! And this is exactly why I think No S has struck such a chord with me and so many ...
by angelka71
Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: July challenge...anyone up for it?
Replies: 47
Views: 15598

Count me in too! Could use a nice green month!
by angelka71
Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tweaking. When? How? What?
Replies: 10
Views: 5091

Tweaking. When? How? What?

Reading through the forum I've noticed that some tweak No-S at a certain point and I thought it would be interesting for everyone to share their experiances. First off, how long had you been doing Vanilla No-S when you decided to start tweaking? Secondly, how did you manage through these changes? Di...
by angelka71
Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: What is a "normal" amount of walking?
Replies: 9
Views: 10855

I used to like Leslie Sansone's DVDs too. Her book was what got me into using my pedometer and I love it! 10,000 steps IMO is pretty good but I guess it depends on what you're used to doing. The things I've read have always said to AIM for 10,000 steps (or 5 miles). I'm so ANTI-exercise that I have ...
by angelka71
Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Our Household Has Gone No S
Replies: 11
Views: 5671

Great for you and your family!! Ya know, since it's summer my kids have been grazing all day too and like your kids, mine are never hungry for the healthy food served during meals. I actually started No S-ing my kids back in April but I still allowed them a snack after school. (They're usually STARV...
by angelka71
Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: angelka's check in
Replies: 6
Views: 3767

Thanks for the suggestion, Bluskighs...I think I'll look into it. (Very sweet of you to offer the tip. :) So, for my check in...another red day BUT this one was much much better! At least I did use some restraint. I am finally beginning to feel encouraged. Maybe I'll have a green day tomorrow. No no...
by angelka71
Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: angelka's check in
Replies: 6
Views: 3767

Another suckey day. Complete failure. My old habits are now fully ingrained. Here's what's going on...I'm not trying at all. It's not like I tried to resist and just couldn't stand it anymore. It wasn't that I was starving. No, what I'm doing is what I've done in the past..."Well, I'm FIXIN to start...
by angelka71
Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: angelka's check in
Replies: 6
Views: 3767

I wouldn't say that I binged...but I definately overdid it with the sweets this morning. I had a "real" meal tonight of chicken and rice and green beans. The kids have been sick with a stomach flu all weekend...I hope I don't get it too but I'm not feeling very well tonight. :( Tomorrow is an N day....
by angelka71
Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How numbers lie (or: how you can do right and go wrong?)
Replies: 13
Views: 6840

I always thought if you were doing strength training you wouldn't lose muscle mass? Would eating more protein really keep you from losing muscle mass? I read the Atkins diet and tried it along with Southbeach but I got so sick of eating so much protein and I seriously started doubing some of the die...
by angelka71
Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: angelka's check in
Replies: 6
Views: 3767

Crappy crappy crappy S day! Still binging on the left over sweets from lastnight. I ate so many sweets, that I wasn't hungry for real food all day and I felt sluggish and cranky as a result. Zero energy. I finally threw out what was left of the cake feeling a tad guilty for not leaving it for the ki...
by angelka71
Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What does binge mean to you?
Replies: 24
Views: 9519

For me a binge starts out with something sweet...I can't seem to stop myself (correction...I DON"T stop myself." It can come from being bored, depressed or tired but mostly angry. It seems like some form of rebellion and I'll think things like, "Yeah...look at me, I'll eat the whole thing if I want ...
by angelka71
Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ...many false starts later
Replies: 9
Views: 4597

Absolutely! Habitcal is so simple yet amazingly effective! I've tried keeping food diarys and such but recording each and every little thing I ate was too much of a pain in the butt for me to actually do it every day. This is so quick and easy that I stick with it. Good luck with your fresh start, y...
by angelka71
Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Will this diet work for someone who needs to lose 5-10 lbs?
Replies: 10
Views: 5296

Yes, you can lose 5-10lbs on No S. But like KCCC said, it'll take longer than you're hoping for. To tell you the truth, I've got about 10-15lbs to lose and I had read those same reviews you did before starting the diet. But once I got started, I realized how much less food I was eating than before a...
by angelka71
Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: angelka's check in
Replies: 6
Views: 3767

angelka's check in

Having a difficult time so I thought I'd start posting here to help keep myself honest. Wasn't planning on it at first but decided to make today an "S" day. The long awaited "Camp Rock" premiered tonight on Disney Channel and I decided to have a sort of "party" for the kids. We had cheese dip, pizza...
by angelka71
Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting over. No, I mean REALLY starting over!
Replies: 9
Views: 4250

Awww! See, this is why I love this board so much! You guys are so supportive!

Today was a green day, even though it required some thought and effort but just getting to mark the green on my Habitcal has put me in a more positive frame of mind.
by angelka71
Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting over. No, I mean REALLY starting over!
Replies: 9
Views: 4250

Starting over. No, I mean REALLY starting over!

I started No S in April and made it through the first 30 days with only a few red days. The patterns were really starting to take hold, my cravings for sweets was diminishing, my hunger only came right before a meal. In fact, I was playing with the idea of tweaking my diet a bit. Then the tragedy st...
by angelka71
Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Affects of Stress or lack of sleep
Replies: 5
Views: 3228

Funny, I was going to start a thread on this. Lastnight I was up nearly all night as my youngest daughter had a stomach bug. Today, I fell off the No S wagon big time. I totally think it had to do with lack of sleep. Also, I was going to start walking today, but I was too tired. I started Shovelglov...
by angelka71
Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ...do you ever miss snacking???
Replies: 19
Views: 7005

For me, snacking was usually something I did when I had missed a meal so snacking is simply unnecessary now that I have 3 meals a day. I do sometimes miss making cheese dip or popping pop corn at night with the family and all gathering around the tv or playing a game...but I usually just try to have...
by angelka71
Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone reached their 'ideal' weight without exercise?
Replies: 25
Views: 8609

LOL at walking with the pedometer strapped to your waistband and a determined look on your face! I do the same thing! I swear, that pedometer is like magic...suddenly I'm walking all over the place. For me, it gets to be almost a contest with myself. I can't wait till the end of the day to flip the ...
by angelka71
Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Trying to get back on track.
Replies: 4
Views: 2225

Trying to get back on track.

About a month ago I lost my grandfather very suddenly. We had a family cook out, all was well but "Papa" left a little early b/c it was about to storm and he wanted to beat the weather. Literally 10 minutes after he left, I decided to leave too...2 blocks away at a gas station I noticed an ambulance...
by angelka71
Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating Out
Replies: 9
Views: 4308

I definately do much much better when I don't eat out. In fact, I'm trying to eat out only on S days and just let that be my treat. In other words, for me, a sucessful N day is no sweets, no snacks, no seconds and no eating out.

I eat healthier at home than when I eat out and I also eat less at home.
by angelka71
Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This is ridiculous!
Replies: 25
Views: 9211

Thank you for posting this! It's given me so much encouragement!
by angelka71
Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Getting back on track.
Replies: 5
Views: 2766

Thank you all so much for your kind words. It means alot.
by angelka71
Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Getting back on track.
Replies: 5
Views: 2766

Getting back on track.

I made a quick post a couple of weeks ago about how I was having a hard time eating after the passing of a close family member. I'm starting to feel a bit better, but I've been treating everyday as an S day...I'm already getting sick of it and ready to get re-started. My moods fluctuate so much righ...
by angelka71
Fri May 30, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are you an IDIOT with Sweets on "S" days?
Replies: 10
Views: 5227

OMG that is just crazey! I had no idea restaraunt desserts had so many calories!

Luckily, I never order dessert when I go out to eat b/c I'm usually too full. Even before no s.

Thanks so much for sharing!
by angelka71
Wed May 28, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: getting up early and consistently tip
Replies: 17
Views: 17927

My husband and I are BOTH night owls! Before our kids started school we were ALL night owls! LOL! Hubby doesn't even try to maintain a normal schedule (we both work from home) but I do try. It makes it hard b/c he's up and I'd usually like to be too. The only thing that saves me is that my kids have...
by angelka71
Tue May 20, 2008 3:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not eating...can't eat.
Replies: 14
Views: 6046

You guys are so amazing. Thank you so much for your kind support and advise. It is so much appreciated.
by angelka71
Mon May 19, 2008 5:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not eating...can't eat.
Replies: 14
Views: 6046

Not eating...can't eat.

I was going along just great No S-ing when an unexpected tragedy occured. I lost a very close family member rather suddenly.

I can't eat...my nerves are shot. Why is it so hard to eat now?
by angelka71
Mon May 19, 2008 5:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What if you ARE an idiot who WANTS TO punish herself?
Replies: 21
Views: 9246

I haven't read all the responses but one I once read a great idea that has helped me immensly. At some point in your life, you have succeeded at something. Something you NEVER thought you'd be able to do and yet, you did it. In fact, there have probably been several things. Write them down and write...
by angelka71
Sat May 10, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Potatoes, rice, pasta...BREAD!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3582

Potatoes, rice, pasta...BREAD!!!

Isn't it amazing to be able to eat these w/o feeling carb guilt??? My husband has been doing low carb for the past few years off and on and while I never stuck to it religiously, I generally did try to stay away from carbs. (Yet I would still binge on cookies, cakes, candy lol)! Since No S-ing I've ...
by angelka71
Sat May 10, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: irrational fear of hunger?
Replies: 17
Views: 7536

OMG! I used to get the shakes too! HORRIBLY! Not anymore though! I was certain I was pre-diabetic or something horrible. A fear of hunger...I wonder where that comes from? Ya know, for me I seriously think it started when the diet industry started teaching about that horrible "starvation mode" and t...
by angelka71
Thu May 08, 2008 3:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Skipping meals??
Replies: 8
Views: 4153

Skipping meals??

This was brought up a bit in another thread so I thought I'd ask about it here. What IS the rule on skipping meals? While I used to skip meals in the hopes of skipping calories, there are times now that I have maybe overdone it during a meal and I just don't feel hungry when my next meal comes aroun...
by angelka71
Thu May 08, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Surprise Lesson
Replies: 5
Views: 2965

That is great!
by angelka71
Thu May 08, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Success in week 5!
Replies: 6
Views: 3433

Congrats and thank you for sharing. Not only is this motivating for you, it's motivating for the rest of us too!
by angelka71
Wed May 07, 2008 5:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My First Week Done
Replies: 6
Views: 3725

Oh, I know! Baked potatoes...haven't let myself enjoy one in years!
by angelka71
Wed May 07, 2008 5:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Boy that went by fast! 21 days tomorrow!
Replies: 3
Views: 2305

Boy that went by fast! 21 days tomorrow!

I think this is the first time I've ever stuck with a diet for this long so that in itself makes me feel really good. Usually when I'm on a diet, I weigh myself several times and if I've lost weight I feel great and decide to celebrate (with food) or I haven't lost anything , get depressed and comfo...
by angelka71
Wed May 07, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 21 (imperfect) days down, feedback needed
Replies: 5
Views: 3292

I think you're being very wise...the important thing is to get the habits down, and then maybe do some tweaking. That's ALL I've been doing right now. Not even any exercise though I do try to walk. Just do a little bit at time, it's so much easier to maintain your habits w/o feeling deprived or puni...
by angelka71
Wed May 07, 2008 4:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sugar Cravings
Replies: 23
Views: 8096

I never thought I'd ever get a handle on my sugar cravings but that's exactly what's happening with me too. It certainly is a great side effect!
by angelka71
Wed May 07, 2008 4:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 30 day Mark
Replies: 8
Views: 4043

Great! Good for you!
by angelka71
Wed May 07, 2008 4:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do you handle...?
Replies: 20
Views: 9324

So sorry to hear about your grandfather, I can only imagine how tough it must be. When I have strong cravings I just ignore them. For me, the more I self talk, the bigger the desire becomes. The harder I fight it, the more I want it. So for me the key is to not fight it, but ignore it. It's not terr...
by angelka71
Wed May 07, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No Loss after three weeks!
Replies: 21
Views: 9780

My husband ALWAYS loses weight faster than I do! So unfair! All he has to do is not eat AS many cheeseburgers as usual and he drops weight like nobody's business. DO NOT compare yourself with him! It's still pretty early on for you; I think I've been no s-ing for about the same amount of time that y...
by angelka71
Wed May 07, 2008 3:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Would YOU call Life Cereal a sweet?
Replies: 27
Views: 9127

I don't think so. In fact, I've started eating it every morning for breakfast with a banana. It's one of the things I couldn't have on all those other diets.
by angelka71
Tue May 06, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Could this really be??
Replies: 8
Views: 4842

Congrats!! Imagine how much smaller you'll be this time next month!!
by angelka71
Mon May 05, 2008 5:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Binging = self punishment
Replies: 10
Views: 5512

Exactly!! Embarassing, but I know I've actually thought to myself during a binge, "I can eat it if I want to...I can eat it ALL!!" Definately a feeling like, "I can do whatever I want and you can't stop me..."
by angelka71
Sat May 03, 2008 6:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Amazing how our perceptions have changed
Replies: 8
Views: 4350

Yeah, I jumped on the eating 5-6 meals a day bandwagon too. Everyone I knew kept assuring me it would work...I couldn't figure out why I was actually GAINING weight doing it. DUH! Because I was eating more food!LOL!
by angelka71
Sat May 03, 2008 6:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Feel Like a Cult Person
Replies: 37
Views: 15434

Ya know, it's actually really surprising to me that people just blow me off when I tell them about No S! It's like I've stumbled onto the key to weight loss success but when I try to share it with others they're like, "Ummm, yeah, ok, whatever." I really want to knock on their heads and say, "HELLO?...
by angelka71
Sat May 03, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Binging = self punishment
Replies: 10
Views: 5512

Binging = self punishment

I've been reading the book and lastnight I got to the part where it talks about binging actually being a form of self punishment. Absolute GENIOUS! It's absolutely the truth and I can't believe I never thought of it before. Argument with my husband? Binge! Disagreement with my daughter? Binge! Dispp...
by angelka71
Sat May 03, 2008 5:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with me??
Replies: 33
Views: 17631

What's wrong with me??

Since it's Friday, I began planning what horribly "evil" treat I'd reward myself with this week end. Gleefully, I walked down the aisles of my local grocery store in search of the perfect sweet! I couldn't find anything. NOTHING stood out to me! I went through my mental list of my former favorite fo...
by angelka71
Thu May 01, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I feel tired and run down.
Replies: 9
Views: 5291

I agree with the others, you should probably add more protein.
by angelka71
Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:48 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Don't give up too soon!
Replies: 13
Views: 6061

I agree with everyone here too. I too have not binged ONCE since starting this diet...and I thought I had some sort of deep psychological problem. I even seriously considered hypnosis to MAKE me stop binging! Who knew it was just a bad habit that could be overcome so simply? After my first daughter ...
by angelka71
Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Most Important "No S" of them All!
Replies: 17
Views: 8056

Thank you for posting this! Very inspirational! So...my behaviors are changing and soon the body will follow. Great to keep in mind!
by angelka71
Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Once you get your new habits down- Portion Sizes
Replies: 11
Views: 6037

I like using "Portion Plates" (I think that's what they're called). Ya know, a plate that is sectioned off 3 ways...1 for protein, 1 for carb/starches, 1 for fruits and vegetables.

They're kind of pricey (I paid $50 for my set) but I've also seen them on Ebay.
by angelka71
Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Gave up last week due to 6 pound weight gain... any ideas?
Replies: 38
Views: 13012

I'd feel discouraged too but you can look at this as a learning experiance. Take a close look at the meals you were having. Just from reading your post, I'm thinking that the fast food may be part of the problem. I made a promise to myself that only fast food on the week end and then only occasional...
by angelka71
Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: First S weekend....not so great....:(
Replies: 12
Views: 5628

I haven't weighed myself yet but I have a sneaky suspicion that I've gained some weight...jeans are feeling a bit tight. Ya know, I think it's actually ok to overdo it on S days especially in the beginning. I'm looking at it as my old diet mentality in its last throws before death. I'm thinking that...
by angelka71
Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Acceptance of Greed and Gluttoney
Replies: 25
Views: 11081

I agree with Blueskighs. Also, you mentioned that your N days would have to be restricted even more which naturally WILL lead to binging on S days. I would say to NOT restrict your N days any more than the basics and try to not obsess over your calories and such. When you decide that your problem is...
by angelka71
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: First red day.
Replies: 7
Views: 3515

Thanks so much for the support, guys! It's so appreciated. :D
by angelka71
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Progress
Replies: 6
Views: 3576

WOW! Good for you!
by angelka71
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Don't like s days
Replies: 23
Views: 7685

I'm reading the book right now and I'm at the part where he talks about S days. I love the way he explains bingeing...that it's a reaction to deprivation. Wow. That just says it all to me. In fact, I NEVER binged before I ever started trying to lose weight...and then, of coarse the binges caused me ...
by angelka71
Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:48 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sabotage
Replies: 21
Views: 7915

My self sabatoge thing is sneaky and subtle. "Oh, you've done so well...and tomorrow is your S day...who cares if you start early?"

Another big thing for me is that AS SOON as I start having success I almost feel like I should celebrate...with food! Why do we do this to ourselves?
by angelka71
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: First red day.
Replies: 7
Views: 3515

First red day.

I really wish I could say that it was just a little failure but it was a pretty big one. One of the other habits I've been trying to fix is that I used to always go back to bed for a couple of hours after the kids go to school. I've been doing pretty well, but today I wasn't feeling well and decided...
by angelka71
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal on Steroids!
Replies: 21
Views: 8437

Personally, for me the Habitcal is perfect as is. I either failed or I succeeded period. All or nothing is just easier for me b/c I'll think, "Ok, is this cookie...only this ONE cookie WORTH a red block?" Yes, it sucks to put in that red block...it makes me angry at myself, it's disappointing and a ...
by angelka71
Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Collateral Benefits
Replies: 16
Views: 6426

Me too! Me too! Why am I sleeping better?? I used to binge on sweets first thing in the morning convinced I had to have them to function. SO to make up for this I've been cooking breakfast and actually sitting down with the kids and eating with them. Amazingly, the mornings seem to run SOOO much mor...
by angelka71
Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habit stickiness
Replies: 8
Views: 5457

Yes, thanks! I totally agree with the originial poster. This is sticking and I can hardly believe it!! I'm trying not to get my hopes up but I can't see how I won't lose at least SOME weight pretty early on even though I have only about 15lbs to lose. Every morning I used to practically binge on swe...
by angelka71
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are ya' hungry??
Replies: 10
Views: 6116

Yes, today I was hungry. Yesterday I didn't have much of an appetite b/c I think I had a touch of a stomach bug but today my appetite was back in full force. (Prolly b/c I ate so little today.) When I was pregnant, every time I felt hungry I felt alarmed...it wasn't just that I was hungry...the BABY...
by angelka71
Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: What about wearing pedometers?
Replies: 11
Views: 12029

Great idea about grouping your errands together and walking to get them done. That's definately something I can do.

mjn, what website are you talking about? I'd love to check it out!
by angelka71
Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How's everyone's weekend going so far?
Replies: 12
Views: 5340

Well, I just started no s on Wednesday but I decided to go ahead and keep my S days anyways this week end. I thought I was really looking forward to it, but today I went back to eating the way I did, say on Tuesday and I don't like it. The sweets I ate this morning (my oreos ya know) left me feeling...
by angelka71
Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:05 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: What about wearing pedometers?
Replies: 11
Views: 12029

What about wearing pedometers?

I don't think I've seen any posts about wearing pedometers. I think I may start doing this and trying to increase my walking that way at first. Ya know, only taking one bag of groceries in at a time so you'll take more steps, walking around the grocery store a couple of times before leaving, parking...
by angelka71
Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question for those with less to lose!
Replies: 13
Views: 5841

I've got about 10-15lbs to lose and I am fully aware that it may take me longer. But for me, sweets is a huge issue so I think just cutting those out during the week is bound to do something. My plan is to stick with the basics for 3 weeks...then I'll reevaluate and add in a couple more changes...li...
by angelka71
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Working midnights..
Replies: 2
Views: 1847

When I worked nights I was so tired by the time I got home all I could do was collapse into bed. When I woke up, I guess I'd eat what would be called lunch or rather no breakfast foods. Then I'd eat "dinner" with my family before work and then at work, I'd eat another meal. Everyone's different. Alo...
by angelka71
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Horrible habit! Any suggestions??
Replies: 20
Views: 7575

Wow! Thanks for all the suggestions! I'm proud to say that I followed some of the advise this morning and instead of craming cookies in my mouth to wake up, I pulled up a chair and ate a bowl of cereal with my kids...and no oreos! So many benefits with one simple change. I got to sit down and eat wi...
by angelka71
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Horrible habit! Any suggestions??
Replies: 20
Views: 7575

Horrible habit! Any suggestions??

When I was younger times were tough and I worked alot of hours. I wasn't getting much sleep and having a difficult time waking up to get going. I've never been a morning person, in fact I swear it takes me 2-3 hours to feel fully awake even after a good nights rest. Anyways, this is when I started e...
by angelka71
Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Welcome Woman's World readers!
Replies: 166
Views: 56188

Hello! For the last week or so I've been pretty down knowing that warm weather is coming and I won't have the added security of bulky sweaters and coats. I was so excited to read the article in WW about the no s diet and from what I've read it's really just common sense! For most of my life I never ...