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by CrazyCatLady
Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: full bars
Replies: 10
Views: 3522

Re: full bars

They are sweet tasting but I wouldnt say they would be considered a sweet bc they dont taste so great and they have a substantial amount of fiber. Don't eat foods that don't taste so great. Eat yummy delicious food, you deserve it! If you decide to add a fourth meal between lunch and dinner, I woul...
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * January Challenge * * *
Replies: 59
Views: 12702

Amazing to see so many perfect No S days. And so many with only one or two red days.

Then those of us still struggling to get more green days, but making progress. Lets all keep up the good work!
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * January Challenge * * *
Replies: 59
Views: 12702

I've gotta get back on track! I've never made it past 4 days :oops: , so this challenge will be so good for me! How is is going, RedQueen? Hope you don't mind that I am "stealing" your list to save myself some typing...LOL! 1 I don't remember! 2 S-Day 3 S-Day 4 5 6 7 8 A whole week, yay me! 9 S-Day...
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Guilt!
Replies: 23
Views: 7107

After guilt, comes taste. Early in No S I think many of us feel guilty or uncomfortable about eating certain foods while on a "diet". In time, you will find yourself choosing foods based on flavor and taste. Maybe one day you will have some lovely warm white bread with butter. Maybe instead, you wil...
by CrazyCatLady
Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * December challenge * * *
Replies: 33
Views: 7064

November I had no success at No S. So far, December is good. I will try to keep this going all month. For me, this means Vanilla No S. 1 N 2 S Day, DD's birthday 3 N 4 N 5 S 6 S Day, DS's birthday-he is grown up and not living at home, so no cake or celebration...just had a normal S day, which incl...
by CrazyCatLady
Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Wannabe club
Replies: 26
Views: 6532

Noni, at the top of the screen as you are posting, it shows a choice of "font colour". Highlight your post, then click on the down arrow next to default. Chose a color! This challenge has helped me so much. Tuesday night I baked brownies for a carry-in (pot luck) lunch at work, and baked cookies to...
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Wannabe club
Replies: 26
Views: 6532

I'm in. I WILL count the weekend, although they were crazy S days(lots of Halloween candy). So I'm on day 3. No milk, no eggs in the house. What will I eat for a healthy breakfast?!? No idea now, but I will figure something out, and go grocery shopping today to ensure that I have healthy, simple ch...
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: We Swear We Are Not Making This Up
Replies: 10
Views: 3416

I heard about that on the radio months ago. A part of me thinks it is a good idea. Why can't humans have a kibble diet, like a pet, so that the food is nutritional, but you eat the same thing at each meal? Wouldn't nutritious kibble (or big kibble labeled cookies) be simple? Wouldn't it help preven...
by CrazyCatLady
Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Pumpkin recipes
Replies: 11
Views: 3481

If you like oatmeal, try adding a scoop of pumpkin to your oatmeal. Also sprinkle in the seasonings for pumpkin pie-cinnamon, etc. So very very delish! Go from there...baking muffins? Add pumpkin and the spices. Making tea? Just add the spices....very pumpkin pie-ish and yummy. Pumpkin is a healthy ...
by CrazyCatLady
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Unconquered hunger beast
Replies: 24
Views: 6448

I can see how celery with non-fat cream cheese would not be too good at fending off real hunger! I would suggest a glass of whole milk between meals. It is liquid, so allowed. It adds protein and fat, and it healthy. It may be enough to really satisfy your hunger. Another suggestion is to track you...
by CrazyCatLady
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet and antidepressant related weight gain?
Replies: 18
Views: 5133

Hi Geek Mom :) Try St. Johns Wort and Fish Oil, or Flax oil for depression. If it's not bipolar depression, you can try SAMe, otherwise it's contraindicated. Also anxiety can be helped by having the proper amount of magnesium (I think??) Try to find foods rich in that and or take a supplement. Regu...
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 42218

I guess part of what I like about No-S is that unlike WW where someone who needs to lose 15 lbs. might do it in a matter of weeks but someone who needs to lose 150 lbs. is stuck doing it for months on end, everyone here does it the same amount of time: Monday to Friday, the rest of your life. I thi...
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 42218

Re: Menu posting reminds me too much of teh eebill WW.

And if shame motivated me, I'd look like Kate Moss. I'd rather talk about the wistful feeling of losing 18 lbs. and knowing that if I had started at 170 lbs. people would be showering me with compliments, but you have to squint very, very hard to see it on me. Or knowing that the lowest weight I've...
by CrazyCatLady
Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Coming Back
Replies: 10
Views: 2882

I'm so sorry for your loss. I find it very difficult to watch what I am eating when I am feeling extra emotional. Do be gentle with yourself, as LA Loser pointed out.

From the other (Crazy) Catlady
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Punishment???
Replies: 5
Views: 2286

Great thread. Friday was a struggle for me, too. After lunch, I told myself "only 12 hours until it is an S day." That mindset continued, as I counted down the hours. (My general rule is to wait until I sleep and wake up on the weekend to declare it an S day....but I didn't think that I could even ...
by CrazyCatLady
Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Richards Daily Check-in
Replies: 26
Views: 6715

Excellent on getting the 21 days on habit. And just so you know, sick days do count as S days, and you don't need to add extra N days on to get to 21 days. You really did it, Richard! How is it going now? I tend to stumble after I get my 21 days on habit, but then get back on track. You are learnin...
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: S day accountability
Replies: 2
Views: 1524

Good work on maintaining moderate S days. And yes, there will be plenty of other S days, so no need to squeeze all the treats into this one! (I need to remember that myself!)
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: magicman's Check In
Replies: 123
Views: 35261

Welcome, MagicMan. Congrats on the success. And kudos on realizing that a healthy relationship with food is the greatest success. You can do it. One day, one plate, one moment at a time. Build those healthy habits. One of the best things about No S for me is that food tastes so good now that I am u...
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 10 week challegne at work --I love this diet!
Replies: 1
Views: 1532

Welcome, Paula. Good luck on the challenge. It would be awesome to keep everyone's numbers, then see what everyone weighs next year at this time! I think that No S is good in the short term, but it really excels at the long term benefit! I have a huge sweet tooth, too. I find that homemade hot coco...
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Catch Phrase Glossary (add yours!)
Replies: 157
Views: 151692

Found these words of wisdom from Phyllis. I need to lose weight but more than anything this way of living has given me my sense of dignity back. Everyday I NoS I can look in the mirror and see a woman in control instead of a raging lunatic who was eating out of a sense of desperation or in rebellio...
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hey, all you wonderful folks
Replies: 10
Views: 3546

Re: Hey, all you wonderful folks

I need to lose weight but more than anything this way of living has given me my sense of dignity back. Everyday I NoS I can look in the mirror and see a woman in control instead of a raging lunatic who was eating out of a sense of desperation or in rebellion of the "rules". I actually eat what I en...
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: who's the biggest no S loser?
Replies: 18
Views: 5818

I think that I am the biggest loser! I have lost the need to eat every bit of food that I see. I used to have a mint or bit of candy in my mouth constantly. If someone brought bagels or treats into the office, I had my share (and often more). I ate large meals, with many snacks. I have lost the ina...
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Richards Daily Check-in
Replies: 26
Views: 6715

You have made a great start, Richard. Keep up the good work!
by CrazyCatLady
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: More thoughts on "Failure"...
Replies: 22
Views: 5770

I enjoyed reading the original post last week. It was shortly after I logged 21 successful days on habit. Just as I was ready to begin a strong, healthy new week, my son made homemade waffles for dinner. They were so good! Yet there was a plate of 4 small waffles, because he was still cooking more. ...
by CrazyCatLady
Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New year here we come! :-)
Replies: 4
Views: 2128

You can do it, Deb! Of course you know that, because you have done it before....but I believe in you! And I'm so sorry about the loss of your Dad. (((Deb))) When I make it through tomorrow (Friday), I will have 21 days on habit for the first time in a long time. Even when I was trying to stick to N...
by CrazyCatLady
Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Post Your Proud Moments-I Stayed on Habit and Resisted!
Replies: 101
Views: 37951

Oh, it is lovely to read this entire thread! I had wandered away from the No S principles, and ended up proving to myself that just "eating healthy" doesn't work for me. I need some boundaries! I had several false starts, with no more than 2-3 green days per week. :( I finally determined to resume,...
by CrazyCatLady
Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My mom passed away
Replies: 21
Views: 6852

I am so sorry, CC! What a sad thing to hear. Deepest condolences on your loss. I pray for peace for you and your family as you go through the holidays.
by CrazyCatLady
Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tai Chai Latte
Replies: 18
Views: 7931

Here is a link to making a Chai Tea mix homemade. http://www.recipe-recipes.net/beverages/chai-tea-mix.htm I have NOT tried this recipe, but I do love Chai Tea. And I bet it would be tasty with much less sugar added! You could always give it a try, and make your own Chai at home, saving sugar and $...
by CrazyCatLady
Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm Back
Replies: 2
Views: 1305

Welcome back, LindaLou. How is it going so far?
by CrazyCatLady
Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting mod: accumulating failure-proof S-days
Replies: 20
Views: 5871

By the way, I see that you have lost 20 pounds. Congratulations! I am telling myself that patience does not mean tolerance. I need to be patient as the weight comes off slowly. That does not mean that I am tolerating my obesity. It means that I am being patient as my body learns a new way of eating...
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting mod: accumulating failure-proof S-days
Replies: 20
Views: 5871

...I know all about a diet ending with what my husband has called a "feeding frenzy." ...My husband is not too happy with my increase in weight. Here is an excerpt from my journal on August 25, 2008: "Tom was telling me this morning that he had trouble sleeping because I kept pushing him against th...
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Can I make an N-day-failure an S day?
Replies: 14
Views: 4684

I think you made the right choice, KAxelrod. Those reds hurt, I know, but we do learn from them. Kathleen, we have had so many of those conversations at my house... But Mom, we don't go out for ice cream that often, doesn't that make it a special day? It's my friend's birthday, it should be an S da...
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 42218

I admire your skills, and wish that I was able to cook well enough to feed 50 people and have them be happy with it!

Good luck in establishing healthy habits.
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New from the NC East Coast...
Replies: 17
Views: 4467

Welcome, Amieru! I'm so glad that you found No S. It has really made a difference for me. I hope that your face is healing...sounds like you have had a lot to deal with lately. (Did you remember that sick days count as S days?) I had some sick days recently...in some ways I did great, like just eat...
by CrazyCatLady
Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Reinhard
Replies: 15
Views: 3425

Image Happy Birthday, Reinhard! Image
by CrazyCatLady
Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Mexican food
Replies: 12
Views: 3198

When I eat out with friends at a Mexican restaurant, and chips and salsa are served, I eat a few chips prior to the entre. I do not think of it as a snack at all. I consider it a part of the meal. I do try to eat thoughtfully when I go out for Mexican food. It can be a challenge not to overeat on a...
by CrazyCatLady
Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sparkpeople and No S Diet
Replies: 12
Views: 3398

So true! LOL! However, back when I was logging things into SparkPeople, I did learn some invaluable things. For one, I was eating a very irregular amount of calories. The times when I "pigged out" were invariably following a period of eating an incredibly small amount of calories. That is one thing...
by CrazyCatLady
Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Houston, Houston the Space Ship Has Landed
Replies: 14
Views: 3545

Wonderful, Blueskighs. I am so very proud of you! You are so inspiring, and I am glad that you can fit in that pencil skirt. :D
by CrazyCatLady
Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sparkpeople and No S Diet
Replies: 12
Views: 3398

I am a member of SparkPeople, too. I did post about No S, and got very lukewarm responses. Maybe if we all post together we can get some interest? I do think that the two sites blend nicely, as both allow each participant to manage their own diets. However, I can no longer take the time and effort ...
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Failed today
Replies: 5
Views: 3007

Betty, please forgive yourself and move on. When I fail, it often can be linked back to not having a satisfying meal that day. And when I am thinking clearly, instead of indulging in a snack, I will have one of the "default" items that I try to keep on hand, like a glass of milk or juice, or some h...
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 lbs to lose ( I can't believe that number)
Replies: 11
Views: 3481

How is it going, JustMe? I hope that you are settling in and practicing your new habits. I actually started No S the first of the year, and slowly added habits, and changed my eating patterns. I was eating so unhealthy before...a real See Food Diet...whenever I saw food, I ate it. Including much sn...
by CrazyCatLady
Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 lbs to lose ( I can't believe that number)
Replies: 11
Views: 3481

We actually have a group (which includes me) of people who have a lot of weight to lose. Here is the thread. http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=3400 Like Deb, I weigh about 220 pounds. My lightest ever adult weight was 120 pounds. I don't really plan to ever be that thin, and don't reall...
by CrazyCatLady
Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hurricane Gustav
Replies: 4
Views: 1632

Prayers for you and your family and neighbors as you face the clean-up and recovery. And that others facing hurricanes will remain safe.
by CrazyCatLady
Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Those 5 lbs...
Replies: 8
Views: 4224

How exciting! I am just so happy for you. It gives me hope that through following the No S principles, I will eventually regain the size I was....my freshman year of college.

Thanks for sharing. Vanilla No S ROCKS!
by CrazyCatLady
Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: just found diet--why all the diet food
Replies: 27
Views: 7045

I usually don't care to take the time to post what I have eaten. However, I basically eat what sounds good. I do try to take a little more time to prepare delicous meals. However, as a Mom who works full time, I have plenty of meals consisting of fast foods. One week recently we actually had hotdog...
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Well, that's a change
Replies: 9
Views: 2933

Happy Birthday, KCCC. Wonderful news about being able to truly enjoy the cake, in a healthy way. :D
by CrazyCatLady
Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Paul Roberts' The End of Food: Agreement with No S goals
Replies: 8
Views: 3751

Welcome, HappyCooker, and thanks for the interesting quotes from that book. I had never considered that before. I like cooking more and more. The longer I No S, the more I realize that some of the "fast" foods I used to eat just really don't taste very good. I am using the crock pot more, and tryin...
by CrazyCatLady
Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Cool Website
Replies: 10
Views: 10156

That is a pretty interesting website. My home scored zero. LOL! To live here, I need a car. But I already knew that. However, if I want to go for a walk, I have a dairy farm full of various critters, two horse farms that raise several babies every year, and other interesting sites to see. But I can...
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S and Ramadan
Replies: 7
Views: 3555

It seems to me that the month of Ramadan would be all S days. I believe they are days of religious observance, with an increased focus on worship. I have never participated, but it would seem unlikely that people would be over-indulging at this time, but perhaps I am wrong?
by CrazyCatLady
Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eliminating a big daily S...Time to get a NoS Coffee Mug!
Replies: 17
Views: 4525

I agree with Betty. Do what works for you, Deb! I'n sorry that you had such a rough week. I think that homemade hot cocoa mix is a good idea. And....I just happen to have made some this week. (What are the odds?) I used the recipe on the side of the Hershey's Cocoa box for stove top hot cocoa. 1/2 ...
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Catch Phrase Glossary (add yours!)
Replies: 157
Views: 151692

Feeding myself better food on a regular basis has led to more trust in the future, on the deep emotional level that's just not amenable to reason. This spoke to me! I used to think that saying yes to every whim or desire to eat was being nice to me. But really..."feeding myself better food on a reg...
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Post Your Proud Moments-I Stayed on Habit and Resisted!
Replies: 101
Views: 37951

Feeding myself better food on a regular basis has led to more trust in the future, on the deep emotional level that's just not amenable to reason. This makes so very much sense to me! I'm going to post it in the quotes thread that is stickied at the top! I already posted this in another thread, too...
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The summer has been difficult
Replies: 6
Views: 2678

And remember that this is a lifelong "maintenance" plan. Just ease into it. It took me months! Give yourself some time. You and your wife can encourage each other! Bake lovely treats that are worth waiting for on the S days, and truly enjoy them! Cook enjoyable meals everyday, with lots of variety ...
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Organic Gal
Replies: 4
Views: 2128

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a lovely celebration!
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 42218

Welcome, Melissa! And - wow - I am 5'7" too! I weighed about 165 when I met my hubby, and looked very good. I would love to be that weight again! However, as Reinhard says, "I don't think there is much point in having an ideal weight. Have ideal behavior -- habits of moderate eating and exertion. W...
by CrazyCatLady
Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of coming back!
Replies: 4
Views: 2405

I'm glad to see you, HG! :D Welcome back!
by CrazyCatLady
Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 42218

Thanks, everyone! And after tomorrow, I will have another 21 days on habit, after a few "off" weeks! :D
by CrazyCatLady
Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 42218

I'm skinny, I'm skinny! I have had a problem in the past with busting out zippers of pants from weight gain. I have not worn a belt in years...nothing was ever loose on me, because no matter what size I bought, I grew larger! But today, I needed to wear a belt or my pants would have slid down! AND....
by CrazyCatLady
Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 382251

Kudos, BrightAngel!

I was reading one of your posts on the main board, and noticed that your weight is down! Kudos to you! It really put a smile on my face to see your success.
Image
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: new here
Replies: 13
Views: 4667

We are very glad that you found us! And I apologize for my advice sounding so similar to Mel's! I had started my post, then went off and rebooted laundry (switching washer to dryer), did some dishes, swept the kitchen floor....so when I finally completed my post and posted it, I had not seen her po...
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reinhard on webless Vacation next week (Aug 16-23)
Replies: 7
Views: 2606

How lovely! Do enjoy your time at the beach with your family! Image
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: new here
Replies: 13
Views: 4667

Re: My First Day

Hi all Am new to this site and have decided to start the diet today! I would like to shift about 21lbs and/or get back into my skinny jeans, whichever comes first! Welcome! So far today I've had: Upon arrival at office: Coffee with milk and sweetened with artificial sweetener; Breakfast: Cereal wit...
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back after 2 years
Replies: 15
Views: 5374

Welcome back, VCanfield. I had some success with Weight Watchers, too. But I remember at Easter, when people were talking about how many calories were in a single jelly bean, and I was thinking, who counts one jelly bean?!? I ate the whole bag! LOL! I'm not certain that this is the Holy Grail of di...
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Name that between-meal aliquot
Replies: 4
Views: 2306

I think in strictest No S style, you would simply call it another meal. I wouldn't add "anti-hypoglycemia" to the term, because its too long. And...I think that tends to make you think of a "problem" with your body's ability to stay strong. Focusing on the "positive", on choosing to best nourish yo...
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: triggered binge eating
Replies: 7
Views: 3052

Re: triggered binge eating

I've been so good for the last two weeks ( after a disastrous past month) but yesterday ( wednesday) we had a friend over for dinner and had some wine with dinner. After this I was asked whether I wanted dessert . I was going to say no but had to change my mind when I saw everyone else tucking in (...
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: needing a boost ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1950

It can be very discouraging! But remember that you are losing weight slowly, and it is coming from fat loss, rather than a quick loss of water. It is discouraging for me, as well, when I think about how much weight I have lost, and how much is left to lose! Or when my weight bobs up by 5 pounds ove...
by CrazyCatLady
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Getting used to no snacks
Replies: 11
Views: 3604

I also noticed from your siggie that you are breastfeeding. That definitely adds to the number of calories you need daily. Some people adopt one No S rule at a time. And truly, the number of meals is somewhat flexible. It will be interesting to see how it all works for you, and if you end up having...
by CrazyCatLady
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 1791

Welcome, Karen! I'm so glad that you found us, and that No S helped throughout your busy times. :D You have a great attitude!
by CrazyCatLady
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: frustrated!!!!!!! Please help!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 6846

Please don't give up on No S too soon. After all, at a minimum you will maintain your current weight and learn lots of useful new habits. More likely, you will find that over time, the weight will come down! PS - Do you drink sweet iced tea? I ask because I'm from the south, and the tea here can be...
by CrazyCatLady
Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting my No-S Diet
Replies: 7
Views: 2647

Have you given up caffeine? Going cold turkey off caffeine will definitely give you a headache! Welcome, Josh!
by CrazyCatLady
Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie here.
Replies: 8
Views: 2850

welcome, EnglishQueen! This is not only a way to regain our health, but a great way to set a good example for our family! I'm so glad that you found us!
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New (ish) NoSer
Replies: 1
Views: 1075

Welcome, Moose! Loved your entire post! :lol: Like you, I have found that being hungry at meal time has increased the pleasure from food, rather than decreased it! (So very different from any other "diet" I have ever been on!) Sounds like you are really making healthy changes!
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What a disaster...
Replies: 2
Views: 1640

I know that it is extremely discouraging to feel as if you failed to eat healthfully! I had a terrible week last week, too, but without the fun of your traveling! The silver lining I can find to this "cloud" is that in the past I would consume much more food, and not think about it at all! Now, sin...
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting my No-S Diet
Replies: 7
Views: 2647

Welcome, TDonaghe, Nagla, and Laguna! I think that you will find No S to be an extremely common sense eating plan, and that you will find this community to be quite encouraging! Great to have new members on board! :D
by CrazyCatLady
Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: After baby
Replies: 12
Views: 3090

Congradulations on the baby. I heard that the only time a woman can burn cellulite is when she is nursing a baby. It makes sense that you put that extra on to provide for the baby, and some of it comes off as you feed the baby! Do give it time, and be sure to nourish yourself. Baby is very importan...
by CrazyCatLady
Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: exercise and this diet
Replies: 13
Views: 4937

Well, I have been No S-ing since the first of the year, and I am moving very slowly. I had a LOT of bad habits, and really took No S slow. I'm older, taller, and much heavier than you. I carry a lot of weight in my belly, and I really do not like how it looks! In April, a (skinny) friend bought me ...
by CrazyCatLady
Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Catch Phrase Glossary (add yours!)
Replies: 157
Views: 151692

Re: another one

CrazyCatLady, I did have that one in my earlier post. . . I really really like that one! :oops: Whoops! How about the idea of having an S event rather than an S day...so if there is a wedding shower in the evening, the bulk of the day is a normal N day, but at the shower you will have some punch or...
by CrazyCatLady
Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Catch Phrase Glossary (add yours!)
Replies: 157
Views: 151692

I have heard the phrase "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." But that is not true for me. If I am looking at something delicious (usually it is sweet), sometimes I want it more than I want to be skinny. Much easier now to simply wait a few days until it is time for whatever! Thompson's Pier sa...
by CrazyCatLady
Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 3
Views: 1522

Welcome back, Beth! Your kids are adorable! Melissa and Dawn are right...you can do this!

CCL, daughter of a twin!
by CrazyCatLady
Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Low sugar shakes!
Replies: 18
Views: 6817

I have heard that artificial sweeteners can cause blood sugar problems. I also heard that they can cause more cravings. The theory seems to be that they make your body think that it is getting that amount of sugar.... I'm sure everyone is different. And I bet time will tell you if the H2Orange is a...
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: new here
Replies: 13
Views: 4667

Welcome, Vicki and Sunnyside! So glad that you found us! Jump right in and keep posting. It really helps a lot to hear how everyone is doing!
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Okay, now I feel optimistic about this...
Replies: 4
Views: 1809

Welcome, MacTomato. This is a terribly sensible plan, isn't it? Glad that you found us, and good work on the initial loss. Usually the loss with No S is slow and steady, but the great part is that you are learning maintenance as you lose the weight!
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Low sugar shakes!
Replies: 18
Views: 6817

Only occasionally. I would suggest that even the H2Orange is not meant to replace meals that are too small...maybe look at what you had for breakfast, and try to make it something with more staying power. I'm glad you got something to combat the shakes. Too bad you can't get the same healthy choice...
by CrazyCatLady
Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Before and During Pix
Replies: 10
Views: 3586

Welcome back! I think that it is a great idea to take before and after pics. Well, during, too. It should be quite inspirational!

I enjoy your posts, so it is wonderful to "see" you again!
by CrazyCatLady
Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A No-S Diet mental Plug-In
Replies: 4
Views: 2009

I had a diet plan years ago..."Today is not Thanksgiving. Neither is tomorrow." I knew that I needed to quit pigging out, but didn't quite get to the point of eating reasonably!

It has been so long since I was on a first date....but it really is a good idea!
by CrazyCatLady
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I just found a splendid quotation at the bottom of Slashdot.
Replies: 2
Views: 1462

:( That is what I was dealing with last week! I had several red days in a row, and after eating a snack, would realized that I didn't even enjoy it! Felt none of the satisfaction, but all of the excess! That has been my goal for the past few days, to enjoy my food (to notice the "satisfaction")! Th...
by CrazyCatLady
Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Success with mini 4th "meal"
Replies: 13
Views: 5984

I recently added a small fourth meal to my 12 hour days at work. I have evidently been No-S-ing long enough to train my body that dinner is at 6pm, and if I work til 7pm, all I think about that final hour, and the drive home, is FOOD! And I cannot eat a normal meal that night, I overdo it. And I fe...
by CrazyCatLady
Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Best Diet: No Diet!
Replies: 3
Views: 2282

Another study that seems to indicate that cutting carbs (or simply cutting back portions?) lead to more success than limiting calories!
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/wei ... wars_N.htm
by CrazyCatLady
Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet Blogs (add yours too!)
Replies: 88
Views: 162478

Great blog! I like the idea of the tortilla along with the salad! Thanks for that! And welcome to No S!
by CrazyCatLady
Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: On calorie-counting: Point/counterpoint (LONG!!)
Replies: 32
Views: 13942

Great idea for a hoppin' thread! I fear the calorie counters may be somewhat outnumbered here at No S, but from the posts I have read, they are small in number but have lots of reasons to back up their position! I am a non calorie counter. I have successfully lost weight through counting on Weight ...
by CrazyCatLady
Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Looking for feedback. Thanks in advance.
Replies: 19
Views: 4850

I have been eating to excess and spoiling myself to death (100 pounds of extra weight is NOT good for me!) for such a very long time! I really need the structure of N days and S days to regain some balance. However, following 5 successful No S weeks, dd and I baked cookies midweek, and I have been ...
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S days are scary!
Replies: 13
Views: 3860

I have found that sticking to the three meals on weekends helps a lot, too. But please don't fear the S days. They are kind of lovely. :lol:
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: limiting failure
Replies: 20
Views: 6044

Good luck on passing up the Key Lime Pie. Sometimes I just try not to worry about occasions like that too much. I remind myself that I can have the pie if I want, but why not wait until after dinner, and see if I'm actually hungry for it. Then after dinner...well, just a few more hours and today wi...
by CrazyCatLady
Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I was about to give up on NoS....
Replies: 6
Views: 2905

Thanks for posting this! I DO think that I am looking somewhat better, even if the pounds are coming off very slowly. Now I wish that I had measured inches!

Keep up the good work, HistoryTeacher!
by CrazyCatLady
Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: limiting failure
Replies: 20
Views: 6044

When I started a habitcal, I had major slip-ups that caused the red days. Then I read here about how one slip can just be one slip. And since then, all my red days are from one slip. So even though the day is marked red, I feel successful in that it was only one small thing, so more of a learning e...
by CrazyCatLady
Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 3 meals a day is the way!
Replies: 9
Views: 3485

I used to be on the "See Food Diet"...if I see the food, I eat it! And it was basically a one meal per day plan, because it seems like I munched from morning to night! It still seems weird to me sometimes to pass up food just because I am not hungry, or because it is not a meal time. But I am begin...
by CrazyCatLady
Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Discouraged
Replies: 8
Views: 2567

Esdaly, what would these past few weeks been like if you were on a traditional diet? Most likely a huge feeling of failure due to not being able to stick to it through all the stress. And if you weren't on any kind of diet, possibly some significant weight gain! (If you are anything like me, that i...
by CrazyCatLady
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Water...
Replies: 5
Views: 2163

Just be careful if you take medications..it is possible to drink so much water that you flush your medications right through your system, so that you will react as if you missed taking it!
by CrazyCatLady
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: went on vacation and lost weight
Replies: 4
Views: 1819

Fabulous, FeelGood! This is just amazing, and makes me even more dedicated to No S as the right plan for me! I really like..."you can eat that food any time, so why over indulge?" Thank you for sharing!
by CrazyCatLady
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SUFFERING!
Replies: 3
Views: 1483

SUFFERING!

As I sat at work today, with some delicious cookies and brownies nearby, I felt as if I would crack. I wanted a cookie (or four). I wondered if I just licked the frosting off a brownie, as part of my lunch, would it count as a sweet? I was really starting to tie myself in knots! So I began to read ...