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by JillyBean
Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Just wanted to stop by and say "Happy New Year" to you all. I think of this group and the No S way of eating once in a while because it was part of a big learning process for me. What I learned was that it's not for me. I do not have the ability to eat whatever I feel like on weekends (even a little...
by JillyBean
Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 438660

Hey, BA!

I'm sorry to hear of your troubles, but very glad that you checked in and are recovering well. You are an inspiration!
by JillyBean
Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

The week

Just checking in to say that I have been, and continue to be, quite sick. It's a terrible head cold that is now affecting my digestive system too, if you know what I mean. So, food is off and I have given myself permission to not worry about it, though at times I still berate myself anyway... I'm lo...
by JillyBean
Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Monday

Okay. Three days off and time to get back to healthier eating. It was fun, though. Yesterday was my birthday and my sister used it as an occasion to get the whole family together at her place. There were two new babies there (my passion) and they were way more fun than birthday cake! Today is a NS/N...
by JillyBean
Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Friday

Today will be a "free" day. It's time for a break...
by JillyBean
Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Thursday

Today is a NS/NF day. Success! Phew! It was a close one, but I made it! With regard to sugar being addictive, and one bite setting me up for failure... If that's true, I wonder just how many days of complete abstinence I'd have to have to insure that I didn't take that bite. I believe even more now ...
by JillyBean
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tink's Check-in
Replies: 75
Views: 25597

"No snacks, no sweets, no scales." I like that. Glad you're back, Tink. I too have found I am much happier staying off the scales. They are not user-friendly.
by JillyBean
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Resting On A Journey
Replies: 197
Views: 75225

I've noticed that if I over do the sweets on the weekend, I'm all revved up for Monday and do well until Tuesday when the lack of sweets seems hardest. I kind of wonder if this is my body going through a weekly sweets detox or something. When I have a very moderate, but "elegant" weekend, the week ...
by JillyBean
Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Wednesday

Today is a NS day. (I had a piece of whole grain bread for breakfast, so it is not a NF day.) I was pleased to discover that it was not as good as I'd anticipated. It gave me a "been there, done that" sense, so that now it will not be calling me all day. The brownies last night were not a temptation...
by JillyBean
Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: just found diet--why all the diet food
Replies: 27
Views: 10961

clicklbd wrote:
JillyBean wrote:I, for one, am much happier eating real food.
Yes, I am too! I also feel fuller when I do that...don't you? (Or is that just me?)
I don't know about fuller, but definitely more satisfied, again, "just what the doctor (Reinhard, I mean) ordered"!
by JillyBean
Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: just found diet--why all the diet food
Replies: 27
Views: 10961

I know that your calorie requirements are based on activity level and weight. But don't smaller people have smaller appetites? Certainly, the stomach (the physical stomach, not your gut) should be smaller -- it's about the size of your fist. I am a small person (5' 1-1/2" tall, size 5 shoe). My fis...
by JillyBean
Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just a Really Bad Habit
Replies: 4
Views: 3361

My "weigh-in" on this topic... I have tweaked No-S (as Blue knows) so that on N days I eat no sugar and no flour products. I also have changed my definition of the S days. Basically, an S day for me is a special day. It can be (and usually is ) on the weekend, but it doesn't have to be, and this way...
by JillyBean
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Tuesday

Today is a NS/NF day. The day is not quite over, but I'm going to claim it as a success because there are brownies baking in the oven (my daughter is making them) and I do not want to have any tonight. If I have already claimed today, then I will not want to come back and change it later. Blue: Than...
by JillyBean
Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Monday

Today is a NS/NF day. Success!
by JillyBean
Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Sunday

As far as I know now: Today is a NS/NF day. Success! Like yesterday, weekends can be a little unpredictable. There is nothing on the agenda at this time that looks tempting, so I'm planning to stay NS/NF, but I have given myself the option, if something comes up. (My pants seemed a li-ii-ii-ttle loo...
by JillyBean
Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Do you give yourself "unconditional permission to eat&q
Replies: 9
Views: 5631

What keeps on coming to mind for me is the Aesop fable of the country mouse and the city mouse. The city mouse had finer food but ate in fear. The country mouse enjoyed what was eaten. I can eat better food and enjoy it with this diet. Kathleen City Mouse & Country Mouse - gotta love it! Enjoy that...
by JillyBean
Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Saturday

Unless something very compelling comes up, today is a NS/NF day . Success! At the moment, I am not feeling the need to indulge. I'm not feeling deprived. There is nothing going on that will make me feel left out. If that changes, before doing anything, I will report it here. I did some reading from ...
by JillyBean
Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Friday

Today is a NS/NF day. Success! Yesterday when I got home from the grocery store my daughter and her boyfriend were here, baking a triple berry pie of all things! They helped me bring in the groceries and I put them away and left the kitchen. Truthfully, I had no resentments about not having pie. If ...
by JillyBean
Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Reinhard's Sample Check In
Replies: 400
Views: 524475

Happy Birthday!

If I remember right, today is your birthday. Have a great day!

And while I have your attention - Thanks again for all you've done here. I know I am not alone in feeling a huge debt of gratitude.
by JillyBean
Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Can one failure day be overcome?
Replies: 15
Views: 8072

Kathleen, I am glad you are looking into this, because I have noticed and wondered the same thing. When I first joined No-S back in April there were quite a few of us "newbies" at the time because the diet had just come out in Woman's World magazine. I was so gung-ho (like most newbies) and avidly r...
by JillyBean
Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Thursday

Today is a NS/NF Day. Success! It's also grocery day. And I weighed myself this morning. Haven't done that in quite a while. It is as I expected. I have neither gained nor lost. I need to lose about 40 pounds, and it's not just for vanity. It will help me stay off blood pressure medication. So, I'm ...
by JillyBean
Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Wednesday

Today is a NS/NF day.
Success!
by JillyBean
Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Today is a NS/NF day. Success!
by JillyBean
Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Kathleen: Thanks for the response. I like your feedback on it! Well, I did end up eating on Saturday night. And I knew yesterday was going to be a "free day." But, I did not feel good about myself when I went to bed last night. I felt full and fat. I think my plan is still a little too loose for me...
by JillyBean
Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Saturday - NS/NF??

I am not going to declare today a NS/NF day. It may yet turn into that, but since it is not necessary that it be a NS/NF day to avoid a "failure" on my HabitCal, I am not going to declare it. We are going to our friends' house for dinner. We will stay and play cards afterward. Oftentimes, we have dr...
by JillyBean
Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1799
Views: 1166454

Hi Kathleen, I have read with great interest all your musings on your thread. You are putting lots of thought into what you are doing and making it your own. I think that is key. I have done the same. I even left for a while so that I could really think it through without influence from the posts. I...
by JillyBean
Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 246647

self-will with regards to a food plan is probably something like eating whatever i want whenever i want Aha! I like that! So, if I am following a food plan, even if it is of my own making, I'm not eating whatever I want whenever I want. I am sticking to the food plan. That works for me! Thanks, Blu...
by JillyBean
Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Today is a NS/NF day. Success! For a short time this afternoon I was a little concerned because my husband called and we went out to dinner (and we bought a new TV!). I didn't know where we were going to dinner and really wanted to stay NF/NS. And I was able to. If I had not posted this morning that...
by JillyBean
Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 246647

Hey, Blue! Are you a fan of the Big Book? I LOVE it! In fact, before coming here to read messages, I was typing up a list I'd made (I'm doing my own study of the BB) of what it explicitly says is required to "recover." Interestingly, it says that the first requirement is to be convinced that when I ...
by JillyBean
Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 246647

"Trudging" or "skipping"?? I'd say you are skipping on to one year. :lol:
by JillyBean
Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Thursday

Today is a NS/NF day. Success! Just a note here... This method of having to be accountable seems to be working well for me. Instead of putting pressure on me to "do it right" as you might think it would, what it is doing is taking my mind off the option of changing something. As in vanilla no-s, my ...
by JillyBean
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 246647

Happy Anniversary!

Hey, Blue!

Let me be the first to congratulate you on your 6 month anniversary!! You are truly an inspiration!
by JillyBean
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Wednesday

Thanks, Blue! Me, too. :wink: It's good to see you still here and active.

Today is a NS/NF day.

Success! :)
by JillyBean
Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

A new approach

It's been a while. I have been working on getting a food plan that works for me. I've tweaked No-S and ramped up my exercising a bit. What I think is true for me is that my food plan needs to be a little more stringent. So, I'm doing no sugar and no flour, and I don't have every weekend available as...
by JillyBean
Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: Help! I think I froze my HabitCal!
Replies: 3
Views: 6822

Yeah, I thought afterward it might be something like that. Adding a tag has a different "flavor" now. Works great, though. Thanks, again.
by JillyBean
Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: Help! I think I froze my HabitCal!
Replies: 3
Views: 6822

Okay, now it's working. Did you do that before replying? Or just coincidence? Whatever. I'm happy now. Thanks again...
by JillyBean
Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: Help! I think I froze my HabitCal!
Replies: 3
Views: 6822

Help! I think I froze my HabitCal!

Reinhard, I assume you are the only one who can fix this (please let it be fixable...). I think I pushed my HabitCal too far this morning. I was trying to add a new one, figuring out how many letters I could actually use before I broke the bank, but I think I already broke it! What's happening is th...
by JillyBean
Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 246647

Hey, Blue! I think you have "arrived"! I expect this is what you've been looking for all along and it is truly working for you. I think that's great and I say, "Good for you!" And you are such an inspiration here at this website. I don't come here too often anymore, but I check in once in a while on...
by JillyBean
Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: triggered binge eating
Replies: 7
Views: 5054

Re: triggered binge eating

It seems my old binge eating habits will never go away.. I think the habit needs to be replaced , i.e. it will not "go away." But it takes longer than two weeks. And I also think that our bodies never get to the point that they don't crave more sweets once they get some . But I do know from persona...
by JillyBean
Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

I have not been posting lately for a couple different reasons, some of which could be explained in this quote. I copied it from something I wrote this morning in the General Discussion threads. If I were clever I could have added a link, but... At any rate, I thought it would be good to have this in...
by JillyBean
Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question: Does Reinhard ever hear from NoS quitters?
Replies: 16
Views: 9003

I'm one of those that started fading away, but I have kept reading every few days just to see what is happening. I can only speak for myself, but that's true for everyone, so here is what happened in my case: I love eating the No-S way. It makes perfect sense. I know that it's something I can use to...
by JillyBean
Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Monday

Success! I used one of my s-event discrepancies yesterday. It wasn't planned in advance, so I started to question myself a little and then realized that kind of thinking was going to get me in trouble and that the reason I set up my Chocolate Mint No-S is for just this reason. It's supposed to be a...
by JillyBean
Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A No-S Diet mental Plug-In
Replies: 4
Views: 3470

Having been married to the same guy for over 30 years (our 31st anniversary is next month) and actually there's been nobody else for about 5 years longer than that, the thought of a first date scares me so much I wouldn't be able to eat a thing!! LOL :lol:

It might work for some though...
by JillyBean
Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Sunday

Success! Good going on finding a twist/tweak that works for you Jill! :D Thanks, OG. For now it certainly seems to be working. I enjoyed this past weekend and the safety net the "tweaks" have provided me with. And the best part is that I did not feel deprived. The option is there if and when I choo...
by JillyBean
Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Saturday

Success! So far this new plan is going great! I realized all day yesterday that it was a Saturday (hence an s-day) and that if I had not added the feature of keeping my s-events to three a week, I would have eaten quite a bit more. I was hungry around 9:30 last night and thought about what I'd like...
by JillyBean
Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Something Positive
Replies: 3
Views: 2526

Thanks for sharing this, BA. I shared it with my daughter, who also enjoyed it.
by JillyBean
Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Success with mini 4th "meal"
Replies: 13
Views: 8896

Thanks for sharing, Tiffani. I have just recently tweaked my plan too, as you may have read, and part of that involves the possibility of a fourth meal in there somewhere "if needed." I'm letting my appetite (physical, not emotional or taste "bud-al") be my guide about whether I have that fourth mea...
by JillyBean
Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Looking for feedback. Thanks in advance.
Replies: 19
Views: 8093

Angelka, these sound like good "tweaks" to me. I look forward to the day when I only want to lose 15 more pounds. But, even the first 15 will help a lot! :) I would also like to express my deep appreciation for what I have learned through No-S. Sometimes when I talk about "tweaking" it almost feels ...
by JillyBean
Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Friday

Success! So far, my new plan is working like a charm. It still is very No-S-ish. But, today is Saturday and I feel so much better about where my thoughts are going knowing that I count discrepancies instead of having all of today and tomorrow to be an "idiot." I guess I just needed a little more st...
by JillyBean
Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 246647

resting52 wrote: Reinhard in a dress!
Can't say I love that image! :D I doubt Reinhard and the Mrs. would either! LOL
by JillyBean
Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 246647

I hope your new "plan" for No S works well for you ... so what flavor is it :wink: Blueskighs Well, I hadn't given it much thought, but at this point, I guess it would be chocolate mint ... :lol: Thanks for your support. I think my new plan is going to ease the weekend "idiocy" I have been engaging...
by JillyBean
Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 246647

Thanks for sharing all that, Blue. I grew up in a loving home with both my parents, but food was definitely used to show love and comfort. So, over the years I became quite attached to it. And then dieting would be severe deprivation, physically and emotionally. I think that's what I like so much ab...
by JillyBean
Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Looking for feedback. Thanks in advance.
Replies: 19
Views: 8093

Wow! Even more good feedback today! Well, I have designed a plan that I hope will work for me and here it is, for those who are interested (like gionta, who sounds amazingly like me!). I do seem to be able to get through No-S days fairly easily (knowing I have an S day coming up has helped with that...
by JillyBean
Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: CatholicCajun's Daily Check In
Replies: 90
Views: 31320

CC, when you read this, I just want you to know I'm thinking of you...
by JillyBean
Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: OrganicGal's Daily posts :)
Replies: 303
Views: 122302

The walk will do you good. Probably, especially if it's at 10 at night! Thinking of you...
by JillyBean
Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 246647

Good for you, Blue! It is great to read about how well this works. As you know, I am tweaking a bit, but the main premise is still No-S. I am curious. If I remember correctly, you are at a weight you are happy with, am I right? Or at least, I think you only want to lose a few... I wonder if it is ea...
by JillyBean
Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Wednesday and Thursday

Wednesday: Failure Thursday: Success I started my new plan yesterday, so we'll see how it goes. Here is where I try to keep track of my progress and thoughts, as a rule, but since I have a topic going in general discussion and someone asked a question there about my new plan, I will move over there ...
by JillyBean
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Looking for feedback. Thanks in advance.
Replies: 19
Views: 8093

Thanks to all who took the time to respond. You guys are the best! Ironically, I found my answer in another post started by wosnes, "The Best Diet: No Diet." This particular part really spoke to me: This is the key: If you are interested in long term weight reduction, you need a moderate, balanced w...
by JillyBean
Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cereals?
Replies: 7
Views: 4299

I asked this question early on in my No-S experience, only it was with Life cereal which I consider sweet. My husband was the one eating it and he does not consider it a sweet. The answer I received was that with cereals it's pretty much individual. If you consider it a sweet, don't have it. If you ...
by JillyBean
Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Looking for feedback. Thanks in advance.
Replies: 19
Views: 8093

Looking for feedback. Thanks in advance.

I posted this over on my daily check-in and, as I was typing, I decided to copy and paste it here for a wider possibility of responses. I have been struggling a bit. I really want to lose weight faster than is happening. And my habit is to go on a diet. As I've said (or at least thought ) a thousand...
by JillyBean
Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Monday and Tuesday

Monday: Failure Tuesday: Success Struggling a bit. I really want to lose weight faster than is happening. And my habit is to go on a diet. As I've said (or at least thought ) a thousand times, this is not a diet. Yes, I know I can do this for the rest of my life. And, no, I don't want to gain weight...
by JillyBean
Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Tuesday through Sunday (today)

Tuesday through Friday were NoS days for me, but they were really more like No-S events... Not too much damage done, if any. The weekend hasn't been quite so "successful" though, but I know these are S-Days and I'm not supposed to think that way, yet it's true that I don't like feeling as if my eati...
by JillyBean
Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: trytrytry check-in
Replies: 64
Views: 26984

On the positive side though - the day yesterday reminded me one of the reasons why I am doing this: because feeling bloated and soooo full is sooooo unpleasant. On the exciting side: I actually forgot how unpleasant it was, which can only mean one of the two things: 1) my eating habits are getting ...
by JillyBean
Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in
Replies: 1014
Views: 389882

KCCC wrote: I enjoyed what I ate, and I'm done. :)
Sounds good to me! :-)
by JillyBean
Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: OrganicGal's Daily posts :)
Replies: 303
Views: 122302

OG, I have just gotten back after being away for a few days. So, I started reading to catch up on all the news of my friends and found out you have been experiencing something painful and I just want to express my sympathy and caring. Hang in there. Sending you a hug in the only way possible that I'...
by JillyBean
Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Monday

No S: Success! Walk and Shovelglove are taking a back seat while I heal this darn gout! It's much better today. Tomorrow I leave for a road trip with my two sisters to visit an aunt and uncle for a couple days. Won't be back until late on Friday. I'm going to play it by ear with the food. Shouldn't ...
by JillyBean
Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Saturday and Sunday

S-Days Thanks for the suggestion about the Epsom salts, OG. I actually had some and took your suggestion after reading it. As I was soaking my foot last night my husband mentioned gout as a possibility and I looked it up and, sure enough, I'm pretty sure that's what I've got. Just one more way I th...
by JillyBean
Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 246647

Yaaay! Such good news! Oh, how we love our pets. Last night one of our cats was outside (we always bring them in at dinnertime and they are not allowed out again until morning for their safety). We were unaware that she spent the night outside. It was a scary couple of hours this morning before we f...
by JillyBean
Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Baby Tyler James
Replies: 13
Views: 6545

Very sorry to hear that. Thank you for telling us. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the baby's family.
by JillyBean
Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Thursday and Friday

S-Days The past two days have been rather stressful and I have to admit that I have eaten a few times when it was not in my best interest, but life will get back to normal again now. (Well, as soon as my foot gets better.) I think I got a bug bite of some kind yesterday because my foot is swollen a...
by JillyBean
Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 246647

Blue,

Thinking of you and your kitty. What's her name? Hope you can have a good day with her today...
by JillyBean
Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 61004

F, I haven't been around regularly this week as we are on vacation, but I want to say I'm thinking of you and sending you good thoughts. I'm glad you didn't dive into the peanut butter truffles. If you read my post of today, you will see that I'm learning that food stuff is losing most of it's appea...
by JillyBean
Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Tuesday & Wednesday

Tuesday: Success all around Wednesday: I declared to be an S-Day . I guess it was time for a vacation day. We went white water kayaking and had a picnic. I brought "regular food," as in what I would normally eat on an N-Day, but someone else brought cookies. I had one after lunch and there was anoth...
by JillyBean
Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diet or Lifestyle?
Replies: 14
Views: 7450

Yes, the problem is that no one would ever have heard if it if I didn't use the word "diet." So I prefer to dig in my heels and reclaim the other definitions of the word for human beings again. Some stuff I've posted previously on this issue: From: http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p= 418...
by JillyBean
Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Sunday and Monday

Sunday: S-Day Monday: Success all around! No S-events today. Just had a usual day of No-S even though it's vacation. I'm saving the S's for events and there weren't any today! It is really awesome to be on vacation and not feel like I need to eat all I can get because "the diet starts again next wee...
by JillyBean
Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diet Mentality
Replies: 8
Views: 4590

Loved this post, 3aday!! Thanks for sharing.
by JillyBean
Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Friday

Success all around! :)

And so begins a succession of S-Days. (Vacation week...) My plan is to relax and probably have s-events rather than s-days.
by JillyBean
Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Purplefreak checks in
Replies: 19
Views: 7305

Re: ? 4 U. Jill

What did you mean about switching?You mean Cheerios? ?????????? Yes, Cheerios. You said a few days ago that they weren't lasting for you and you might switch to oatmeal. Just wondering how you were feeling about that now... I am paying attention to what I eat and how I feel hours later to learn wha...
by JillyBean
Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Getting a little laissez-faire ...
Replies: 16
Views: 7653

I find that being strict with No S rules has been very key, for WITHIN those rules is actually a lot of freedom and latitude, Couldn't have said it better, Blue! Amyliz, thanks for starting this thread. It's been a great one for me. Not that I think I've been backsliding yet , but I have wondered a...
by JillyBean
Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Thursday

No-S: Success! Shovelglove: Failure Walk: Failure The day got away from me yesterday and it was threatening thunder and lightning in the evening, so I didn't walk, and I did not shovelglove, either. I sort of forgot, actually. When I got into bed I remembered I had not done it and even considered ge...
by JillyBean
Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Success!
by JillyBean
Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What does binge mean to you?
Replies: 24
Views: 10161

but this was for a master's degree in 1982, and things might have changed since then). First, I had my study subjects define what a binge was... Some people said that it was eating one chocolate bar in between meals; others admitted to consuming a pint of ice cream or a small bag of cookies . . . o...
by JillyBean
Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Purplefreak checks in
Replies: 19
Views: 7305

I love your signature! I think I'll have to start calling you "Scarlett." I noticed you are still doing the Cheerios. Did you decide not to switch for some reason? I'm going to take some optimized oatmeal with me when I leave for the grocery store and I'll eat when I get there before going in. I'm n...
by JillyBean
Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: OrganicGal's Daily posts :)
Replies: 303
Views: 122302

Re: 29th day....

OrganicGal wrote: Because they/we/I are no longer wasting so much time obsessing over food....we are able to focus on life and living it and getting things done. At least that's what I am now finding.
I'll second that.
by JillyBean
Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Tuesday

All around: Success!

Busy day today. Have a great day, all who read this! :D
by JillyBean
Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are you male or female?
Replies: 29
Views: 11144

Another one of those women from Woman's World here... I learned about No-S at the other WW (Weight Watchers). As soon as I read about it in the magazine, I quit WW, OA, and dieting forever. This is what I've been looking for for years! Oh, and I have 2 cats and a Jack Russell Terrier, since we seem ...
by JillyBean
Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Monday

No S: SUCCESS! Shovelglove: SUCCESS! Walk: SUCCESS! I guess posting is a habit now also! :lol: A good day yesterday. After dinner hubby and I went fishing and we talked about the damage done by previous diet thinking and behaviors. We talked about how this does not seem like a diet to me, but just s...
by JillyBean
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Easy and Hard
Replies: 14
Views: 6516

The hardest for me is no sweets. In the beginning I was hungry before every meal, which made me realize that I was a snacker before No-S and that's why I wasn't getting hungry, but now that I've adjusted to that I rarely miss snacking. I don't seem to have any social occasions during the week, so I ...
by JillyBean
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: An unexpected side effect
Replies: 6
Views: 4035

An unexpected side effect

As I was going for my walk today it dawned on me that I seem to have let go of another bad habit without even realizing it. I wonder if there is a connection, or if it's just coincidence. If the connection is about putting things in my mouth or (more likely NOT putting things in my mouth), that I am...
by JillyBean
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: OrganicGal's Daily posts :)
Replies: 303
Views: 122302

Lists help me a lot when I have lots going on. On paper it never seems quite so bad and it's great fun to cross things off as they get done! Good job with the scale! This is something I was contemplating on my walk today. I made the decision (based on Reinhard's suggestion) to only weigh myself the ...
by JillyBean
Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 438660

BA, I had to go look at my habitcal and see, and it's been 4 perfect weeks for me now. I have taken the weekends off as N days, but (and I hope you don't think I'm weird, but...) yesterday I just felt like doing it, so I did!

Try it, OG, you'll like it! :D Isn't that right, BA? :wink:
by JillyBean
Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

OG, let me know what you think after you listen to it. I just listened again, and it makes good sense to me. I do seem to have some of the habits down really well now. My No-S days are just the normal way for me to go now, it seems, which seems unbelievable, but is proof, I think, of the beauty and ...
by JillyBean
Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Sunday

No S: S-Day I walked and shovelgloved even though it was technically an S-Day. I just wanted to. The walk was great because I reflected on where I am going with No-S, how my life is changing as a result. I love it. I also reviewed a podcast yesterday about... oh dear, I will have to go back to see w...
by JillyBean
Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Saturday

No S: S-Day Shovelglove: S-Day Walk: S-Day I missed my walk yesterday and my shovelglove. I think I will do them today if the opportunity arises, even though it's not "required." Who says I have to put yellow squares in? Thanks again, Blue and CC, I really appreciate your feedback and support.
by JillyBean
Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: CatholicCajun's Daily Check In
Replies: 90
Views: 31320

Sounds like it's going to be a great S-Day for you! :D
by JillyBean
Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: OrganicGal's Daily posts :)
Replies: 303
Views: 122302

OrganicGal wrote:
I LOVE THIS PLAN...THIS LOVELY HABIT BUILDING...RELAXED WAY OF EATING!
Me too! Great job last night, by the way...
by JillyBean
Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 62778

Friday

No S: SUCCESS! Shovelglove: SUCCESS! Walk: SUCCESS! Lunch: SUCCESS! Dinner: SUCCESS! If I were keeping track of glass ceilings I would put a success on that too. An unexpected (but very welcome) guest stopped by last night. I had already had a glass of wine with dinner and thought I was done for the...
by JillyBean
Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What does binge mean to you?
Replies: 24
Views: 10161

First, I want to say that since starting No-S I have not binged once, though a couple times early on I thought I was headed in that direction and I was able to stop because, well, it just isn't necessary now. To me a binge happens when I start craving something sweet. Sometimes this is stress-induce...
by JillyBean
Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: CatholicCajun's Daily Check In
Replies: 90
Views: 31320

Thinking of you, CC. Glad you got a chance to check in and it seems to be going okay.
by JillyBean
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Started on a S-day
Replies: 3
Views: 2631

Welcome to No-S, Sandy! I look forward to reading more about your journey. Good luck and keep posting!