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by navi
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sugar Addiction or habit that can be changed?
Replies: 9
Views: 4132

You don't have to tackle all S-es at once - perhaps try to stick to one plate, three times a day, including sugary foods with meals if you feel like it. That way you can work on consistency with the other two habits without dealing with sugar cravings. See how it goes, and you can tackle the sweets ...
by navi
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Non-Vanilla No Sers: what are your tweaks?
Replies: 28
Views: 12471

I'm doing 3 meals a day 7 days a week, but I can have sweets if I want to. I don't have a sweet tooth, so a bite of dessert or a single mint does the trick, but 80% of the time I don't have any sweets at a meal. When I restricted sweets to the weekends it made me crave something that I don't usually...
by navi
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1757
Views: 937600

Kathleen, we're all rooting for you!
by navi
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1757
Views: 937600

ironchef, I am going to have to check that out....

Edit to say - that website is fantastic! I'll need to get a pedometer, and find my old copy of the hobbit, but I am definitely in!
by navi
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1757
Views: 937600

LONG POST AHEAD ALERT! Kathleen, I'm a long time NoS lurker, but I rarely post. I first want to say that I admire your openness and honesty as you work through this. I too rebel against restriction - I am not much of a sweets person, but the "no sweets" aspect of NoS ironically had me craving sweets...
by navi
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breakfasts - Big or small?
Replies: 24
Views: 10575

I'm in the light breakfast crowd - I just don't feel like eating much in the morning, so I start with coffee and an hour later have toast and cream cheese or butter, or maybe a small bowl of museli and some fruit. If I eat a larger breakfast I feel hungrier during the day, and end up eating more ove...
by navi
Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm struggling
Replies: 13
Views: 5763

Since this is an ongoing, long term struggle, why not schedule a fourth small meal at 3pm every day? It could just be a banana or a piece of cheese or a few nuts. The key is to plan for it - that way it does not lead to random snacking, which is the real problem that most have. I have "banana o'cloc...
by navi
Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: when you fail...
Replies: 34
Views: 13589

I am a bit of a perfectionist - the red marks on the calendar set me up for ditching the whole thing. I have adopted this mod, which as worked well: I can change a red to a green if I have 5 consecutive greens on the calendar (OK if the greens "bookend" the weekend - but do not count yellows towards...
by navi
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Second go
Replies: 259
Views: 127545

In this type of situation I would accept the cake, push it around the plate with my fork, and discretely not eat it. In general, people don't really pay attention to what you are doing. They just want you to accept the gift of cake. Of course this is more difficult to pull off at a sit down dinner. ...
by navi
Wed May 20, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm really hungry
Replies: 13
Views: 4200

Drink a glass of whole milk......satisfying & totally within the "rules"
by navi
Wed May 13, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Kirstie Alley is an inspiration to me!
Replies: 8
Views: 3543

in the magazine, there are many photos of her. she still looks really good, as she has a beautiful face, great hair, and is rather tall (not that you need those things to look good! i am just saying she is not DISGUSTING, which is what she believes). the schlumpy moo moo dresses don't help though. i...
by navi
Wed May 13, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Kirstie Alley is an inspiration to me!
Replies: 8
Views: 3543

i dunno - to me, she seems too wrapped up in being super thin - i think 128 lbs is what she is aiming for, and she is pretty tall. she is not, afterall, talking about health, she is aiming for looking hot and thin and sexy. i think her unrealistic expectations got her in trouble the first time - the...
by navi
Tue May 12, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Jiggling white sheet of paper
Replies: 4
Views: 1774

those are supposed to be paper pieces? i always thought they were little bells.....
by navi
Sun May 10, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Vulture
Replies: 2
Views: 1516

The Vulture

Poem published in 1897 in the volume "More Beasts for Worse Children" by Hiaire Belloc The vulture eats between his meals, And that's the reason why He very, very rarely feels As well as you and I. His eye is dull, his head is bald, His neck is growing thinner. Oh! what a lesson for us all To only e...
by navi
Sun May 10, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 9 inch plate diet
Replies: 6
Views: 2931

yeah, i don't know who is using all these GIANT 12 inch plates. my plates are 10 inches, with a 1.5 inch border all the way around, so the area i use is 7 inches, and my plates seem pretty normal sized to me (not overly small). They are slightly larger than my grandmother's plates (i have kept some)...
by navi
Fri May 08, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Observation of other dieters
Replies: 23
Views: 6657

some of the Amy's food is good - i really like the broccoli pot pies, and there is this breakfast scramble tofu thing that is good too. still, i have to keep it to "once in a while" or i get tired of them. they were 2-for-1 a few years ago, so i bought a bunch, and proceeded to eat them every day un...
by navi
Fri May 08, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Whole milk
Replies: 14
Views: 4620

i never thought of it like that - perhaps eggs fit into the same category - the fresh laid egg is stocked with nutrients to feed the developing chick.....

many fruits also evolved to be eaten - designed to be eaten by animals, who later disperse the seeds (along with a bit of fertilizer).
by navi
Fri May 08, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: weekend luddite? And what about during the week? Any ideas?
Replies: 3
Views: 5545

Hey Cassie, I too am ABD, finishing up writing at home. It is a REAL struggle to keep focused, particularly with the internet to distract... lately i have been using a timer to keep on track using the following method: i start the day with 30 minutes of "free time" while i drink my coffee (read news...
by navi
Fri May 08, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Observation of other dieters
Replies: 23
Views: 6657

even the "healthy" kashi meals, made with good ingredients, taste cardboardish after you eat 3 or 4 of them. they are better than the norm - whole grains, all that, but somehow still too salty, and not satisfying at all. i keep a few in the freezer for days when i am in a rush, but i always dread ha...
by navi
Fri May 08, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Observation of other dieters
Replies: 23
Views: 6657

i must agree that those frozen meals & nutrition bars are VILE and unsatisfying.......
by navi
Thu May 07, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Observation of other dieters
Replies: 23
Views: 6657

yeah, i know it is a noS board, and i am actually doing noS, and have no interest in WW, Atkins, any of those other plans. i just try to be open minded and realize that this is just one of many options, and it happens to work for me.
by navi
Thu May 07, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Whole milk
Replies: 14
Views: 4620

I have spent long periods of time in south africa and Switzerland. For the most part, everyone was very normal sized (many downright thin). In both places, regular meals were eaten in the company of others (no hunkering over a computer at meals), few snacks (although in both places afternoon "tea" w...
by navi
Thu May 07, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Huge Plates
Replies: 37
Views: 11060

marcdesbiens, for the record, i, for one like hearing about your "alternate methods"....
by navi
Wed May 06, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Observation of other dieters
Replies: 23
Views: 6657

The way I see it, whatever works, great! Some people thrive on WW, Atkins, JUDD, calorie counting, French eating plan, intuitive eating, etc. Not everyone "falls off the wagon" on those diets. Others love the noS way, and that is great too. It seems from reading this forum that many do struggle with...
by navi
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 387505

BA, if you are staying in your goal weight, why do you even CARE if you snack or not? Just because noS doesn't allow for snacking, it does not mean that snacks are evil. NoS is just one of many diet plans, lifestlye plans (whatever you want to call it), not THE answer or THE law. It seems that you h...
by navi
Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: After baby
Replies: 12
Views: 3385

you should do it like the hollywood moms do: 1. hire full time nanny (or 2) so that you are not stressed..... 2. this will free up time so that you can work out 4 hours a day with your very own personal trainer (in between lunch with friends, massages and shopping) 3. eat healthy meals 4 times a day...
by navi
Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: H2Orange is GREAT!
Replies: 13
Views: 15467

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by navi
Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: H2Orange is GREAT!
Replies: 13
Views: 15467

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by navi
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: On the way to Home Depot!
Replies: 4
Views: 3718

i go with the naked shovelglove - don't wrap with anything. so far (4 months) have not hit anything. my thinking is, if you hit a wall with a sledgehammer or a sledgehammer wrapped in a sweater, you are doing damage either way! seriously, I do the exercises in full control, & have not come close to ...
by navi
Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Relationship Crisis
Replies: 12
Views: 8646

Sinnie, The fact that you are putting so much thought into this means that your heart is in the right place....I hope you can make things work. It took a while for me to come to this place with Kurt's kids - we took it slowly, and let things evolve. We are just now talking about getting married (do ...
by navi
Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: On calorie-counting: Point/counterpoint (LONG!!)
Replies: 32
Views: 14415

I guess calorie counting is in the same category as religion & politics - it is best to agree to disagree. No matter how strong your view, or how wonderfully phrased your arguments, good luck changing anyone's viewpoint! I personally don't count calories, but BA has lost a great deal of weight & man...
by navi
Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Basic routine??
Replies: 13
Views: 7301

oops - I forgot to warn you! I whacked the ceiling with the broom, too! (not a problem with sledge). have fun! I had to do some "real work" with the shovel this week (moving mountain of woodchip mulch) & found it was really easy & fun after SGing all these weeks. I got into the groove, alternating a...
by navi
Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Where did we get...???
Replies: 11
Views: 3534

The traditional Inuit diet was very low (or no) carb - whale, caribou, fish, maybe some blueberries thrown in......You can live & thrive without carbs, but it is not particularly sustainable for the planet...
by navi
Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Relationship Crisis
Replies: 12
Views: 8646

I have experience from both sides - I have step parents and I am about to marry a man with 3 kids. I totally agree with Reinhard that the kids have to come first. As a stepchild (with a classic evil style stepmother and a great stepfather) I hope that I have learned what to do and not do. Kids are v...
by navi
Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Looking for feedback. Thanks in advance.
Replies: 19
Views: 5183

HG - I was thinking that I would allow myself x amount of "treats" (snack, second, sweet) each week (they would all turn out being sweets!), within the noS framework (but get rid of S days). The "all or nothing thing" really throws me off. This way i can keep the rhythm of the 3 meals & no snacks (w...
by navi
Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: On calorie-counting: Point/counterpoint (LONG!!)
Replies: 32
Views: 14415

BA, there is room for all points of view on this forum - I can't imagine blueskighs meant that in the negative way that it sounded.....she is usually a positive voice on this forum. Of course you should feel welcome here!
by navi
Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Basic routine??
Replies: 13
Views: 7301

KCCC, when I started, I watched the videos of the basic moves first, and made a few notes. I then did the exercises using a broom for a few days until I felt like I had the moves down. Visualizing the action you are mimicking really helps to get the form right. I started with 5 of each, worked my wa...
by navi
Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What exercise are you guys doing??
Replies: 43
Views: 12483

cvmom, I take out my contacts and wear prescription swim goggles: "There are two type of prescription options: Step Diopter: is a pre-fabricated goggle in spherical prescription lenses analogous to half-eye reading glasses. You pick the goggle that is closest to your prescription instead so that you...
by navi
Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Looking for feedback. Thanks in advance.
Replies: 19
Views: 5183

Jilly Bean, I am rooting for you! Designing a program YOU can live long term is the key! For some, noS is the answer, for others, noS is not the perfect fit. I have been experimenting with noS for a while now, not entirely happy but still working on it. Some parts I love, others I struggle with - fo...
by navi
Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What exercise are you guys doing??
Replies: 43
Views: 12483

To the T-tappers out there - which workout do you recommend, and how often do you do it? Is it fun & relatively un-annoying? (some workout tapes have annoying music or instructors). How would you compare to Jennifer Kries' total body or the NYC ballet workout (if you have done them)?
by navi
Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Looking for feedback. Thanks in advance.
Replies: 19
Views: 5183

I like ThomsonsPier's response - exercise can make all the difference....I go long distance hiking for 3 weeks every spring, eat whatever the *&&^$ I want, and drop 15 pounds just like that. Of course 10 hours a day of exercise is difficult to maintain in everyday life! When I finish my dissertation...
by navi
Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Looking for feedback. Thanks in advance.
Replies: 19
Views: 5183

Others on this board have come to noS after losing weight on another program (WW comes to mind), and use noS to maintain. There is no reason this strategy won't work, IF you can stick to a more restrictive diet for the time it takes to lose the weight. I realize this may not be the most popular repl...
by navi
Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: oatmeal recipes
Replies: 9
Views: 2769

I am going to try it!
by navi
Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: limiting failure
Replies: 20
Views: 6452

dhs, I am with you! if i have a minor failure i put it on the habitcal as a yellow - a major & it is a red. i know this is not "by the book" but it keeps me from escalating the slip into a binge. I much prefer to see all greens, so it is still a deterrent. having come from an extremely authoritarian...
by navi
Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 3 meals a day is the way!
Replies: 9
Views: 3759

3 meals a day is the way!

Interesting article debating 3 vs. 6 meals a day; not sure if anyone has posted it yet:

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/ ... ekey=56254

-more support for the noS way of life....
by navi
Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Getting the legs involved.
Replies: 9
Views: 6243

I find that hindu squats are the perfect addition to my shovelglove workout - they work the glutes & legs like nothing else. I do a rep of 5 squats between each shovelglove movement - my arms and shoulders burn way too much (I am strong but have shoulder/neck issues & can't sustain) if i do all the ...
by navi
Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Fireman and Driving Fence Posts?
Replies: 4
Views: 8367

These three are my favorite shovelglove moves, perhaps because they are so "physical", what with the wind-up and all. I really hate to imagine chopping down a door (it bothers me to think of people in a burning house every morning), so I started to call it chop the tree, but realized that I hate tha...
by navi
Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 204261

Blueskighs, the red lentils (actually kind of orange-pink) cook really fast - 15 to 20 minutes, then they start getting mushy (good if you are making dal), and turn a yellow color. Not sure what can go in the rice cooker as I am not sure how they work. Does the rice cooker steam the rice? I make a b...
by navi
Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weight-loss Maintenance is Hard
Replies: 20
Views: 6683

Here are some links about fat cell #: http://www.nature.com/news/2008/050508/full/news.2008.800.html http://www.weightlossforall.com/fat-cell-numbers.htm Again, we are all different and have different challenges. Some men can cut down from 4 beers a day to 1, do nothing else and lose 10 pounds in a ...
by navi
Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weight-loss Maintenance is Hard
Replies: 20
Views: 6683

I think that part of the issue is how much weight you have lost and when you gained the weight. After our teens we have the same number of fat cells throughout life - they just get bigger or smaller. Thus, if you were an obese teen, you would have more fat cells than a skinny person of the same heig...
by navi
Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 204261

Blueskighs, I am really jealous about the 5 pounds of cherries in your fridge. Alas, I am in Florida for grad school, no homegrown cherries down here! Came here from Washington state, & loved cherry season. One last note on my "breakfast pilaf" - i use that particular lundberg mix because it cooks i...
by navi
Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 204261

KCCC, you are right, Quinoa seeds are coated in bitter saponins which must be rinsed off before cooking. However, I get pre-rinsed Quinoa so that I don't have to mess with rinsing. This is the brand i use (I get it at a health food store): http://www.quinoa.net/145/index.html I like the red inca var...
by navi
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 204261

I make a savory pilaf for breakfast that includes instant brown & red rice, red quinoa, red lentils, red bell pepper & tiny diced carrots. It cooks in about 15 minutes. I make a batch every few days, and for breakfast I take a portion & heat in the frying pan with EVOO (just a touch), scramble an eg...
by navi
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Any new lunch ideas out there?
Replies: 10
Views: 3653

I LOVE the potato idea!
by navi
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Home bard (my UR 'experimental' mod)
Replies: 6
Views: 6822

i have done this too, mainly when i have extra "steps" to get in at the end of the day (i am for 10,000 steps on pedometer per day), but sometimes when it is too hot out (live in Florida). i live in a small house, so my circuit includes going around furniture, etc. etc. my cats and boyfriend think i...
by navi
Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: vacations are easier
Replies: 14
Views: 4064

I used to scarf food down in front of my computer & I agree, it is not satisfying, no matter what you eat! I have started to carve out a lunch period (1/2 to 1 hour) so that I can slow down and enjoy, that makes all the difference - particularly if I have lunch with other people. I guess you don't h...
by navi
Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 12 months in...
Replies: 26
Views: 7025

what is your definition of lower-case S?
Thanks again - I am trying to learn from the master ;-)
by navi
Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 12 months in...
Replies: 26
Views: 7025

JamieS, I noticed in another post that your S days are not always on Sat & Sun. What pattern do you use? One S on weekend & one during week?
Thanks!
by navi
Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: vacations are easier
Replies: 14
Views: 4064

Betty, I am the same way! I am not a teacher, but I have always loved fruits & veggies so much that I always lose weight in the summer (noS or not) when everything is in season. I find that i feel really deprived if i don't get my healthy foods. last night i went to dinner at a friend's house and al...
by navi
Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tweaking. When? How? What?
Replies: 10
Views: 3573

JamieS, I don't look at my one bite of dessert (or square of chocolate) as a crutch - it is just something i love & i fully intend to keep doing it. I am losing weight anyways, and i am not a sugar fiend (it doesn't send me off the deep end), so don't see any reason not to have a bite of sweets at t...
by navi
Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Stacking
Replies: 3
Views: 1807

it all depends on how hungry you are! seriously, the reason for "one plate" is to set all the food you plan to eat out in front of you so you can see it: only you can say how much to put on that one plate. There is no magic "calorie amount" to the one plate, it is just a way of seeing what you are e...
by navi
Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Recomendation for an MP3 player
Replies: 17
Views: 14586

If you intend to use it for digital books from the library, be sure to check out your library's website for required specs - you first have to download a small program that makes the books you "check out" expire in a certain number of days - the system my library uses won't work with Ipods. I am sur...
by navi
Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: July challenge...anyone up for it?
Replies: 47
Views: 12036

I am in for no scale, too. Haven't tried it before, but no time like the present!
by navi
Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: July challenge...anyone up for it?
Replies: 47
Views: 12036

I am in for 4 habitcals:
noS
shovelglove
urban ranger
primary goal (helps me stay on track getting dissertation written)

will have to go to August 2 though......missed the green for urban ranger yesterday
by navi
Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tweaking. When? How? What?
Replies: 10
Views: 3573

rose, my "bite of sweets" may be a bite of dessert that everyone shares at a restaurant, but more often it is a single square of really high quality dark chocolate, or a mint, or an almond thin (awesome buttery cookie with only 20 calories - real flour, butter, almonds, sugar), or even a single spoo...
by navi
Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tweaking. When? How? What?
Replies: 10
Views: 3573

I started out vanilla noS, then found that restricting sweets to weekends sent me overboard on sunday (felt like i had to eat sweets since i would be deprived all week), so i started allowing myself one bite of sweet at end of meal if i want it (often don't want it), regular portions on S days. if y...
by navi
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diet or Lifestyle?
Replies: 14
Views: 4570

any "diet" is a lifestyle if you plan to embrace it for life. atkins can be a lifestyle, as can south beach, weight watchers, etc. they all aim to get people to adopt new habits for life. if you adopt any new "lifestyle" aka diet you will embrace new habits (hopefully good ones) over time. noS fits ...
by navi
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Should I bother to try again.....????
Replies: 21
Views: 5313

kccc, yes, we are all different. I am 5'4", pretty active but not excessively so (i just like to walk & bike alot), and at most i have been only 30pounds above ideal weight, even when eating all i want, when i want (doesn't hurt that i LOVE fruit & veggies & always have). at this point i am dealing ...
by navi
Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Should I bother to try again.....????
Replies: 21
Views: 5313

drswife, the fact that you were "feeling great about food and myself" before going on vacation is not insubstantial! perhaps this feeling of being in control & happy with food is just as important as losing those pounds quickly. that said, just because you are 3 pounds up on the scale does not neces...
by navi
Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I am a scale person
Replies: 10
Views: 3821

3aday, I'm with you! no measuring & accounting for me, ever again! I have been doing shovelglove & modified noS (I have a "one bite of sweet after every meal" rule during the week, regular noS on weekends - keeps me happy & prevents sugar binges on weekends) for about 3 months now. I have not lost s...
by navi
Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet on TV
Replies: 16
Views: 6581

CatholicCajun, try using headphones - just put in headphone jack on computer - no speakers necessary!
by navi
Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: sugar??
Replies: 17
Views: 5701

to clarify, i meant use one less packet per glass for each glass you drink this week, use two less packets per glass next week, etc., etc.,.....
by navi
Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: sugar??
Replies: 17
Views: 5701

How about cutting back by one teaspoon per week? That way you will become used to drinking tea with less sugar gradually, in a number of weeks, and may not mind the difference as much. I live in the south, and when I get iced tea in a restaurant i ask for unsweet tea with a splash of sweet tea, and ...
by navi
Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 85% Cocoa Extra Dark Chocolate
Replies: 28
Views: 9524

Try cacao nibs!

http://www.rawcacao.com/

I eat them everyday. They taste nutty with a hint of chocolate - quite bitter. NO WAY is this an S-day food!
by navi
Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: describe ur s-days
Replies: 26
Views: 7546

i agree, if you eat 7000 calories extra one day you most likely will NOT gain 2 pounds in that day. Although we all know the "calorie in, calorie out" mantra, we are biological organisms, and are NOT 100% efficent. If you eat that much excess in a short period, some of it is bound to "come out the o...
by navi
Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:31 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Sledge size
Replies: 6
Views: 3801

I am female, 5'4", 45 years old. For the first week I used a broom handle so that I could get the movements down perfectly before using weight. I then purchased the smallest sledge i could find, which was 8 lbs. I found this difficult to lift, so week 2 consisted of 5 reps each side, and I did stret...
by navi
Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not a good idea
Replies: 46
Views: 74592

When I started NoS, I found myself falling into the "binge on sweets" trap on weekends, which was strange, since I have never been a big sweets fan. Sure, I love sweets, but I am usually satisfied with a bite of something sweet after a meal, or a spoon of the best ice cream i can find. The "no sweet...
by navi
Thu May 29, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I LOVE THIS SITE!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2563

I am glad noS is working for you, but are you sure it is your place to "preach" to the "heavier" people around you about eating habits? I know that I would be really annoyed if someone gave me unsolicited advice on how to fix flaws they see in me. Just a thought.....
by navi
Fri May 23, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Fancy digital pedometers
Replies: 4
Views: 5722

I have been using this pedometer for about a year. I have found it to be pretty accurate and convenient. Two suggestions: 1. if you clip it to your waist be sure to use the "leash", it tends to fall off at inopportune times (like when you pull pants down, then "splash", if you get my drift....) 2. I...