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by Beckycan
Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm angry and frustrated and feel like crap! Waaaaah! :)
Replies: 19
Views: 6854

...don’t be discouraged; there are a few secrets that reportedly make that determined 2% successful at losing weight permanently Here are a few of their “Don’ts & Dos:†People Who Lose Weight Permanently… Don’t count calories. Don’t diet. Don’t obsess about food. People Who Lose Weig...
by Beckycan
Wed May 21, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 52426

Have not had an appetite the past couple of days -- my daughter wrecked her bicycle Monday evening and was airlifted to the hospital with a head injury. THANK GOD it was only a concussion, a broken nose, and some broken teeth, but still a scare for all of us who love her. She came home from the hosp...
by Beckycan
Mon May 19, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 52426

Back to post the day's food:

B: Oatmeal with dried apples, cinnamon, and a touch of brown sugar

L: Ham, 1/2 baked potato, steamed/buttered broccoli
(Using my 9" plate, it looked like a lot of food, was quite satisfying but not too much!)

D: Teriyaki chicken, steamed rice, fried zucchini.
by Beckycan
Mon May 19, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 52426

Someone brought homemade cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing to work last night...sure was glad it was an S day. I ate 1/2 a cinn. roll and was going to stop. Then went into the break room to get coffee and was persuaded to have another...I went to my desk and ended up spilling the whole cup of c...
by Beckycan
Sat May 17, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 52426

CatLady you are doing great!
After giving further thought, I've decided that I need to tackle snacks first, since I rarely have seconds anyway.

Today's plan
Breakfast: Oatmeal with dried apples and brown sugar
Lunch: Leftover pizza
Dinner: Invited to a graduation party Luau (sp?)

Becky
by Beckycan
Fri May 16, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 52426

Hi Ladies, I'd like to join your "group" here -- I've added my weights to my signature and I'm ready to commit to Nos again. I've been eating in the red all week long...seems like I always come to my senses on Friday. This is such a sensible plan, I just cannot give up! I will not let this be anothe...
by Beckycan
Fri May 16, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Finally... success!
Replies: 28
Views: 10700

Thanks for sharing Mavilu. I've been so discouraged because I am not succeeding at all three nos. I like your idea to just work on one at a time until you have that one as an established habit. Maybe I can make this work for me. It is so depressing to feel like you are stuck and cannot change. :cry:...
by Beckycan
Sat May 10, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Becky's Daily Check In
Replies: 21
Views: 8725

Thanks, ladies, for your support!

Becky
by Beckycan
Fri May 09, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Becky's Daily Check In
Replies: 21
Views: 8725

Has it really been over a week since I posted to this thread?! Well, I have had nothing but bad to report -- I have been eating like there is no tomorrow. :oops: Had kind of an "Aha!" moment yesterday in the grocery store with my daughter, 16. She was asking me to buy apples, which she hardly ever e...
by Beckycan
Fri May 09, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: re Differences - Don't be an Idot
Replies: 23
Views: 8699

A good rule of thumb for an "average" ideal body weight that I learned in nursing school -- 5 ft. tall = 100 lbs. then add 5 lbs. for every inch over 5 ft. Of course this will fluctuate according to how you are built. So for me, at 5'8", I should be weighing about 140, which is very close to what I ...
by Beckycan
Fri May 09, 2008 3:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is this a snack
Replies: 5
Views: 3052

My calorie counting, ever-dieting mindset would count the whole thing as a snack, since it's not calorie-free.

Skip the martini and eat an olive for less than 10 calories. :wink:

Becky
by Beckycan
Wed May 07, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me On a Diet
Replies: 76
Views: 26206

You're doing great. The Proverb on your signature line is sure truthful!

Becky
by Beckycan
Mon May 05, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me On a Diet
Replies: 76
Views: 26206

Were you on the Outer Banks? I have 2 cousins who live at Southern Shores -- I love the beaches on teh Outer Banks -- the prettiest beach I've ever visited. (Compared to FL beaches and VA, where I grew up.) Usually go during Off-season.

Becky
by Beckycan
Sun May 04, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tribute to Mom
Replies: 22
Views: 7552

Out of 3 sisters, I lucked out and got her cookbook. I don't use it much. I made copies of her favorite recipes, those in the cookbook, and those falling out of it, for my baby sister. I had to laugh when you talked about getting your mom's cookbook. For years after my mother died, I lamented not a...
by Beckycan
Sat May 03, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Typical Day
Replies: 7
Views: 4329

My breakfast is usually outmeal with some sort of dried fruit (and occasionally some nuts) tossed in, with 2 cups of coffee.

Lunch and Dinner vary because sometimes I work evenings, sometimes night, and I have college classes 3 evenings a week.

Becky
by Beckycan
Sat May 03, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tribute to Mom
Replies: 22
Views: 7552

My Mom is gone, too. She died in June, 1987, when I was 26 years old. I still miss her. When Dad died 10 years later, it sure left a huge hole in my life. My mom was a small woman, never weighed more than 130 and that was when she was 9 mos. pregnant. She was a great Mom to 7 children, and just alwa...
by Beckycan
Sat May 03, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tales From the Crypt
Replies: 22
Views: 8483

Donuts -- I remember in high school band we sold Krispy Kreme Glazed Donuts (and raised about $70,000 for new band uniforms that way-- LOTS of donuts!) My best friend and I would fill up the back of her Pinto with donuts and drive around both our neighborhoods selling donuts to our neighbors. Of cou...
by Beckycan
Thu May 01, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's for dinner?
Replies: 12
Views: 6495

Sounds good, CatLady!
We don't have a grill right now -- wish we did!

I ended up having boneless chicken breasts sauted with tomato/garlic/basil over rice. It is so easy and always turns out good.
by Beckycan
Thu May 01, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Most Important "No S" of them All!
Replies: 17
Views: 8043

I can't argue with anything you've said, because I've experienced all of it. I'm sitting here eating my bowl of multigrain Kashi, which essentially tastes like burned Styrofoam, and loving every minute of it (not making this up). It tastes great with almond milk, apples, bananas, flax and hemp prot...
by Beckycan
Thu May 01, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Problems with Allergy!
Replies: 4
Views: 3254

I've found that the only thing that works for me is Benadryl, and it makes me so sleepy if I take it during the day, I can't function. So I take two benadryl (25 mg. each) before I go to bed at night and besides having a bit of a hard time waking up, it does not affect my appetite, etc. during the d...
by Beckycan
Thu May 01, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: April's Results
Replies: 12
Views: 6505

I started April 14 --

Had 7 green days, 6 red days, and 4 yellow days.

Goal for May, more green days than red+yellow days combined. (Or course I would love to have NO RED Days in May, but don't want to set myself up to fail.)

:D Lost 3 lbs. in April. :!:

Becky
by Beckycan
Thu May 01, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's for dinner?
Replies: 12
Views: 6495

No idea what's for dinner yet -- I'm off school and work today so I will definitely be cooking. Breakfast was McDonalds breakfast burrito (shopping this morning) Lunch homemade mini pizza and strawberry yogurt. (Pizza made using pita bread for the crust, with the usual tomato sauce, cheese, and 5 sl...
by Beckycan
Thu May 01, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This is really hard for me!
Replies: 5
Views: 3413

Thanks for all the encouragement! KCCC, I like your idea about phasing in the new habits. I don't think I will plan to snack, but I will have something in mind that is not a totally out of control food to snack on. janiean1, I also need to watch fast food. My hubby loves the stuff and would rather h...
by Beckycan
Thu May 01, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This is really hard for me!
Replies: 5
Views: 3413

This is really hard for me!

I thought when I found NoS that I would not have a problem with eating three meals and no snacks or sweets. I've really had a struggle to get two green days back to back, let alone five days in a row! :oops: Yesterday it was M&M's and popcorn when I got home from my evening class, this morning it wa...
by Beckycan
Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Terrylynne" daily check in
Replies: 8
Views: 4677

The book says fruit is fine as long it fits on your plate.

Becky
by Beckycan
Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Gave up last week due to 6 pound weight gain... any ideas?
Replies: 38
Views: 13005

I def. think dieting wrecks our metabolisms -- My daughter amazes me sometimes with what she eats and she stays 120 #. (She's 5'7" tall.)

Becky
by Beckycan
Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Replies: 70
Views: 22195

I've got two classes this evening, 4 pm until 10 pm, with a supper break in between. I don't see anything interesting to pack for supper, so it will probably by Taco Bell- for a couple of Taco Tuesday $0.50 soft tacos. :roll: Or the Tuesday special at Subway -- footlong sub for $5 -- to split with m...
by Beckycan
Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Gave up last week due to 6 pound weight gain... any ideas?
Replies: 38
Views: 13005

Sounds like some great advice! I'm a newbie so I don't have much to add. Just wanted to comment about piling the plate. Yesterday I made spaghetti and meatballs and steamed broccoli for lunch. My luncheon size plates were all in the dishwasher, so I used a regular dinner plate. I got normal sized se...
by Beckycan
Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Terrylynne" daily check in
Replies: 8
Views: 4677

Welcome, TerryLynne! Hope you have a great week. I have no doubt this will work for me, because most of my extra calories have been from snacking and sweets. 3 sensible plates of food everyday, even if only 5 days a week has GOT TO be in my favor! I can ID with you about the gallbladder -- had mine ...
by Beckycan
Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Becky's Daily Check In
Replies: 21
Views: 8725

Day 14 SUCCESS!!

B: Oatmeal w/dried cherries, 2 cups coffee

L: Spag. & meatballs, steamed broccoli, water

(Sugar-free iced coffee mid afternoon)

S: Ham biscuit, tomato soup, water

No Snacks, No Sweets, No Seconds! 8)

Just a great N day!
by Beckycan
Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Replies: 70
Views: 22195

Just got home from class and it's 8 pm...starving. Supper is ham biscuit and tomato soup, hafta wait 13 minutes for these canned biscuits to bake!!

Becky
by Beckycan
Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Becky's Daily Check In
Replies: 21
Views: 8725

Hi Amy,
Thanks for the encouraging words. Sounds like you are doing great!

Becky
by Beckycan
Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Becky's Daily Check In
Replies: 21
Views: 8725

Day 13, my S day was a Success ! :wink: I read the book today, ready to get started with N days again on Monday. Looking for lots of green days ahead! Oh, and I stepped on the scale this morning, about 3 lbs. lost. I'm really not surprised, because even though I've had a number of RED days, they wer...
by Beckycan
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Becky's Daily Check In
Replies: 21
Views: 8725

Yesterday was day 12, and it was a failure. Snacked all evening.

Becky
by Beckycan
Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 428952

Hi Brightangel Very truthful confessions here about yourself. I admire your honesty. I was concerned about the artificial-ness about artificial sweeteners not being good for me, so I use Stevia now, in powdered packets from the healthfood store. I still drink Lipton diet tea, occasional diet sodas, ...
by Beckycan
Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Replies: 70
Views: 22195

Jaymiz wrote: I make homemade chicken quesadillas -- my sister taught me the recipe. They're awesome, and one of my FAVORITE meals (my family loves them, too!).
Sounds yummy, Jaymiz! Thanks for the recipe!

Becky
by Beckycan
Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: One plate rule question
Replies: 10
Views: 5398

For me, much as I'd like to think I could start eating three salad plates a day and not have S weet S nacks or S econds, that's just not realistic. The old habits are too ingrained. So I'm using regular dinner plates until I break the snack and sweet habits. I may not lose any weight at first, but I...
by Beckycan
Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Collateral Benefits
Replies: 16
Views: 6418

Great thread -- I enjoyed reading about all of the benefits/changes everyone is enjoying. I'm at the end of week 2 on NoS. I don't really feel any changes in my body yet. I have also been focusing on meals and cooking more. Today I had a simple breakfast of yogurt and a banana, but made a western om...
by Beckycan
Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are there other nearly-former OAers here?
Replies: 33
Views: 11414

Interesting discussion. I too, was a member of OA once. I did not have a local chapter to attend, my meetings were in an internet chatroom. I have learned alot from the work of Kathleen DesMaison about sugar addiction, and how sugar actually affects the same brain chemicals as cocaine or alcohol for...
by Beckycan
Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Replies: 70
Views: 22195

While cutting up veggies for lunch, decided to go ahead and get some pre-prep done for my chef salad. Found out that the brown color on the base of my lettuce head goes all the way through the head. :( So tonight's dinner is now ham/pepper/onion quiche with some fresh sliced cucumber and tomato on t...
by Beckycan
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Last night
Replies: 10
Views: 4977

Woo Hoo! That's great -- keep up the good work!

Becky
by Beckycan
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Introducing Myself
Replies: 34
Views: 13378

Nice idea -- I'll introduce myself. I'm 47 years old and live near Springfield, MO. I'm a nurse (LPN) and am working on an Elementary Education degree at Missouri State U. I have lots of weight to lose, starting out at 295 lbs. :oops: I have tried every diet I could get my hands on, usually lose som...
by Beckycan
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 428952

Brightangel,
I'm inspired by your long-term maintenance! I hope to someday be at goal and do as well as you have done with maintaining your loss!

Becky
by Beckycan
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Becky's Daily Check In
Replies: 21
Views: 8725

Day 11, not a total success -- I hate calling the day a failure because of one slip-up. B: Egg sandwich, coffee L: Broiled chicken tender, small serving mac and cheese, green beans, water D: Ham, parsley potatoes, buttered asparagus, water, 2 snickerdoodles (DD wanted to bake cookies when she got ho...
by Beckycan
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Replies: 70
Views: 22195

I'm having sliced ham, steamed asparagus with butter, and parsley potatoes. Maybe deviled eggs?

Have salad stuff in the fridge so I can make chef salad with the leftover ham and hard-boiled egg tomorrow.

Becky
by Beckycan
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Becky's Daily Check In
Replies: 21
Views: 8725

Day 10 Success! Daughter had Nat. Honor Soc. induction this evening, and we went to McDonald's for supper afterwards. B: Oatmeal with handful dried cherries, coffee L: 2 small slices leftover quesadilla, 2 chicken tenders (marinated in ginger sesame salad dressing and broiled) 1/2 cup yogurt, diet l...
by Beckycan
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 239873

I had to really think about that one when I kept reading it -- Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

Becky
by Beckycan
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: an alternative to "virtual plating"
Replies: 9
Views: 4650

I don't think it would work for me. I went for Chinese buffet the other day, and I knew if I allowed myself a salad plate and a main course plate I would over-do. Maybe as I become better at self-control?

Becky
by Beckycan
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Get the Book! ITS WORTH IT!
Replies: 29
Views: 9708

:lol: I ordered the book today!
:lol: I ordered the book today!
:lol: I can't wait for Friday's mail!
:lol: I ordered the book today!

(Sung to the tune of "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More") :lol:
by Beckycan
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question for noser Veterans
Replies: 12
Views: 4822

Just bumping this topic to the top to see if anyone else will reply. I'm on day 10, weighed this morning and disappointed to see my weight has stayed the same.

Becky
by Beckycan
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Body image -- can anybody else identify with this?
Replies: 19
Views: 7606

Hi Bonnie, Glad to see you here -- I was recently reading the old post about "habit sticking" and wondered if you were still participating on the board. I just joined recently, today is day 10 of the NoS way of eating for me. Are you still losing weight / maintaining with NoS? (Not trying to be nosy...
by Beckycan
Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Body image -- can anybody else identify with this?
Replies: 19
Views: 7606

CrazyCatLady wrote:
Great idea, Becky, to post those pics on the fridge!
I'm hoping I can think myself thin, like I thought myself fat. :lol:
by Beckycan
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habit stickiness
Replies: 8
Views: 5454

Thanks for bumping it to the top of the board by posting, Bright Angel! It was a good read.

Becky
by Beckycan
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Replies: 70
Views: 22195

I had chicken quesadilla -- two tortillas sandwiched with chicken, green peppers, onion, and cheese; toasted and served with salsa and sour cream. This was from a restaurant but I think this is something I would like to try to make for my family.

Becky
by Beckycan
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Becky's Daily Check In
Replies: 21
Views: 8725

SUCCESS !! Day 9 on the program. B: Egg mcmuffin, Coffee L: 2 string cheeses, grapes, diet soda Meeting at work, unsweetened tea Diet limeade D: Chicken quesadilla, decaf coffee, water -- ate out with my daughter -- the quesadilla was huge and filled an entire dinner plate. I ate about half of it a...
by Beckycan
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Which "S" is hardest for you to let go of?
Replies: 46
Views: 14491

Sweet Snacks are my downfall! And though I rarely ate seconds, portion sizes were probably too big.

Last evening I actually stopped with ONE slice of pizza for supper -- two wouldn't fit on the paper plate I was using without hanging over the sides.

Becky
by Beckycan
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Body image -- can anybody else identify with this?
Replies: 19
Views: 7606

Body image -- can anybody else identify with this?

Last evening I got an email treat from an old high school friend (graduated 1979). She sent me about a dozen pictures of us from high school. What an eye opener!!! I was 5'8", 145# and I honestly, truthfully thought I was FAT ! My body image was the same then as it is now at 290#. I never posed for ...
by Beckycan
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Becky's Daily Check In
Replies: 21
Views: 8725

Yesterday was a success. Day 1 of a new week!
by Beckycan
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reinhard's Rebels
Replies: 31
Views: 10712

Re: Smalll blue plates

chris2365 wrote:I've lost 144.5 pounds over the last two years...
:mrgreen: You go girl! I hope someday to say the same thing!

Becky
by Beckycan
Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reinhard's Rebels
Replies: 31
Views: 10712

I bought some solid blue corelle luncheon plates on clearance cause they coordinate with the blue trim on my regular corelle stuff. (I use it everyday.) I've been using the luncheon plates to force myself into smaller servings. Great to know that they might be curbing my appetite by their color! Becky
by Beckycan
Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I have a question
Replies: 11
Views: 5518

I'm a nurse, too and never could understand why I lost fluid weight when I drank more. My doctor told me that when you're dieting it is even more important to drink lots because as your body uses stored fat, it makes demands on your liver and kidneys that function more smoothly with good hydration. ...
by Beckycan
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me On a Diet
Replies: 76
Views: 26206

Hi Diane, I put some bagels in the freezer at my house too. Not because the bagels were tempting me so much as the mixed berry whipped cream cheese I was putting on them all weekend! Naving a good N day today -- so far. Had oatmeal with dried cranberries for breakfast; fish, rice and corn for lunch....
by Beckycan
Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me On a Diet
Replies: 76
Views: 26206

That's great Resting52! Sounds like you're doing well.

Have a great day today!

Becky
by Beckycan
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's the silliest diet you've ever tried?
Replies: 72
Views: 39545

Haven't heard of that one, Bell. Did you mean oil as in some sort of laxative oil? Yuck, sounds like torture. Reminds me of "Super Dieter's Tea" -- nothing more than senna herb tea bags. (Like Senokot laxative.) I keep some on hand for when I need a laxative -- I don't like taking pills and would ra...
by Beckycan
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me On a Diet
Replies: 76
Views: 26206

Sounds good. I have kind of eaten my way through the day today...I slept about 3 hours this morning after I got home from work, and then hubby had dinner cooked. I got up to eat and have been putting food in my mouth practically all day. Guess because I am tired -- hope I can sleep tonight. (Hard to...
by Beckycan
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Becky's Daily Check In
Replies: 21
Views: 8725

Well, I definitely had S days... :roll:

I want to work really hard this week, so when I get to Saturday morning and step on the scale for my weekly weighing, I will see a little bit of weight off.

How 'bout you, how are things going?

Becky
by Beckycan
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me On a Diet
Replies: 76
Views: 26206

I know in the book it says not to trade S days for N days because then you have given yourself permission to take that option. He says it is better to keep the days as a failure, learn from your mistakes, and move on. I like that. Now, that makes sense. I know my eating will be wierd today and tomo...
by Beckycan
Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Almost spiritual
Replies: 44
Views: 12596

Agreed, Agreed and Ditto! The emotional eating, the numerous diets, the failure, the low self-esteem, etc. etc. I've been on Weight Watchers, TOPS, OA, diet pills, calorie counting, carb/protein/fat gram counting, Way Down, First Place, 3D, SlimFast, Radiant Recovery (a program for sugar addiction) ...
by Beckycan
Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you use the HabitCal feature?
Replies: 11
Views: 5048

I'm using the Habitcal for my NoS eating. Those red marks are harsh! I had a non-successful day today -- having a hard time using that F word to describe how I did. :roll:

I'm hoping the habitcal will be a motivator -- too soon to tell since I just started this week.

Becky
by Beckycan
Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great recipes to share??
Replies: 9
Views: 9284

Mmmmm, clam dip sounds yummy!
by Beckycan
Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Becky's Daily Check In
Replies: 21
Views: 8725

Today's choices were not good . Hope to do better tomorrow. Actually going to school for a teaching degree. I've been an LPN for 23 years, and feel kind of burned out on nursing. I work week-ends at a local nursing home to have gas and spending money for school. I'll be about 50 when I get my teachi...
by Beckycan
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me On a Diet
Replies: 76
Views: 26206

Hooray for you, Resting52! I had a red day today. Went to Chinese buffet with my daughter and her 4 kids, then shopping together, then came home and ate all kinds of S things this evening. :cry:

I think I may make tomorrow an N day since I already had an S day today.

Becky
by Beckycan
Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Question for No-S Folks in Washington, DC
Replies: 1
Views: 4789

Hi, I'm a displaced Virginia girl in Missouri. :) Saw your question and thought I'd google it. Google maps had a huge supply of restaurants on the red line. Hope this link will work for you: http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF-8&q=red+line+restaurants&near=Washington,+DC&fb=1&view=text&cd=1&f...
by Beckycan
Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great recipes to share??
Replies: 9
Views: 9284

Tower of Tortilla sounds great, thanks! I can indentify with the statement about "whatever I can throw together in 30 minutes or less! Here's an easy one my family loves--I love it cause it's great for those days when I didn't think to thaw something out ahead of time. Tomato Basil Chicken Breasts P...
by Beckycan
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Becky's Daily Check In
Replies: 21
Views: 8725

Day 4 was a success.

Breakfast: Raisin bran, milk, and coffee
Lunch: Grilled cheese sandwich and tator tots, water
Dinner: Ham, sweet potatoes, carrot salad, milk
by Beckycan
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me On a Diet
Replies: 76
Views: 26206

Good to "see you" too Diane. I had my gallbladder removed the week before Christmas and --guess what-- not getting sick everytime I eat has helped me to put on at least 10 lbs. just since the surgery! :oops:

I will plan on getting the book after I get paid next week.

Becky
by Beckycan
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's the silliest diet you've ever tried?
Replies: 72
Views: 39545

Of course I speak of my mental image of myself at that time. I *thought* I was fat at 145-- probably all my dumb dieting as a teenager that wrecked my metabolism and helped me to put on so much weight as an adult. I'm almost 300 lbs. now, and so desperately need SOMETHING to work. This idea (NoS) ap...
by Beckycan
Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's the silliest diet you've ever tried?
Replies: 72
Views: 39545

I was "really fat" in high school -- 145 lbs. (and 5' 8" tall). I was on a diet most of the time. The craziest one was nothing but apples and diet Dr. Pepper. I lasted a couple of weeks on that one. I felt awful and as soon as I began eating regular food I gained back whatever I had lost.

Becky
by Beckycan
Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Becky's Daily Check In
Replies: 21
Views: 8725

Day 2 was a total success :D

Today, Day 3, I didn't have a perfect day -- ate a couple of cookies after dinner tonight -- but still ate much less than "Pre-Nos diet" day.

Becky
by Beckycan
Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me On a Diet
Replies: 76
Views: 26206

Hi, Diane, I was wondering if that was Diane from Sparkpeople! I have not posted there for awhile. I found myself feeling frustrated because I couldn't keep up with the topics there, and my "all or nothing" mindset just couldn't handle it. :wink: Have you read Mr. Engel's book? I just read about thi...
by Beckycan
Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: When will the torture end??? Aka: Menopause!
Replies: 20
Views: 19336

Hang in there f, it will pass. When I was in the thick of it I was working home health (I'm a nurse) and between home visits I would park someplace out of the way (cemetary was a favortite place) and just sit and cry until I couldn't cry anymore. (Often had dead space between appointments.) Sunshine...
by Beckycan
Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Wish me luck!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3660

Well how did it go? I was really craving something sweet at supper, so I put a single serving bag of my grandkids fruit snacks on my plate! I think there was like 6 pieces in the bag. Sure was better for me than the leftover birthday cake and ice cream I was eyeing! Day 2 off to a good start! Becky
by Beckycan
Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I lived it.
Replies: 88
Views: 26488

:lol: Yes, we rolled yards on Friday nights after football games. Only got caught once, and had to go over in the morning and clean up their yard!

Becky
by Beckycan
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: When will the torture end??? Aka: Menopause!
Replies: 20
Views: 19336

I'm 47. Had always been very regular, 28 days like clockwork. Then 2 winters ago, I had three months of HEAVY periods, that lasted for almost 2 weeks, with only a week between them -- after that I spotted for 3 months, then no more since June of 2006. I had some emotional stuff -- depression was bad...
by Beckycan
Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Becky's Daily Check In
Replies: 21
Views: 8725

Success!

Day 1 went well.

Breakfast: Oatmeal with Craisins, Coffee

Lunch: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 small sausage patties, 1 piece of toast

Dinner: McDonalds Grilled chicken salad with ranch dressing, 1 oz. bag of fruit snacks.

Becky
by Beckycan
Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I lived it.
Replies: 88
Views: 26488

Great discussion! I was born in 1960, so I can sure relate. Sodas were something you had at Christmas or on your birthday. When we got home from school in the afternoon, "Starving"-- Mom's reply was "wait for supper." Desserts were a special treat with Sunday dinner. McDonalds hamburgers were someth...
by Beckycan
Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Wish me luck!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3660

Good luck Betty! Today is my 1st day too. I just read about No S in the Woman's world magazine and then found the website last evening and decided to GO FOR IT!

Have a great Nosday!

Becky
by Beckycan
Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me On a Diet
Replies: 76
Views: 26206

deealison, that sounds like a great idea. I tend to get discouraged if the scale doesn't reward me for my work, so weighing BEFORE I do my S days will be a more positive experience until I learn to control myself on S days. Heck, this is day 1 -- I have to learn to control myself on NoS days for the...
by Beckycan
Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's "backsliding" check-in
Replies: 54
Views: 21531

Congratulations -- that sounds like a huge success in how your way of thinking about food has changed! :lol:

Becky
April 14, day 1
by Beckycan
Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Becky's Daily Check In
Replies: 21
Views: 8725

Becky's Daily Check In

Monday, April 14 is day 1 for me. I'm a 47 year old woman, 5'8" and about 290 lbs. I'm a full-time student at Missouri State University, and part-time LPN at a local nursing home. I've been over 200 lbs. since I was pregnant with my first child 27 years ago. My goal is to have a 1-2 lbs. weekly loss...