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by AnnaBanana
Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The power of one
Replies: 7
Views: 4851

I think that's the beauty of NoS. I just think you have to stick with it and let it evolve. And you are so right... Be honest with yourself. This revelation no doubt was years into NoS for me. And it really started with me remembering how we ate growing up. Family of six and mom didn't work and one ...
by AnnaBanana
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The power of one
Replies: 7
Views: 4851

The power of one

Reinhard, I swore I would write a book one day and title it that. It'd be one page only and it would simply say....learn what a serving size is. But I'm giving this catchy phrase to you. Feel free to do a podcast. :lol: When I thought back to how we ate growing up I realized the #1 was prevalent in ...
by AnnaBanana
Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: when do s days feel better?
Replies: 41
Views: 15454

.... That being said, there is a learning curve and I think it can take some time for some. I've been at this a long time so I know I may be forgetting my early days
by AnnaBanana
Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: when do s days feel better?
Replies: 41
Views: 15454

My S days are very similar to my NoS days. Only difference is I may have a slice of pie or cake, or an appetizer if we eat out, perhaps a glass of wine. S days gone wild is why I think so many give up too soon. Reinhard never meant it as a food fest.
by AnnaBanana
Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm struggling
Replies: 13
Views: 7693

I agree with navi. I finally started having half my lunch at 11 and the other half at 3. Works mucho better for me. But I am religious about making a normal plate at 11 and then splitting in half immediately; otherwise I'd end up two full lunches.
by AnnaBanana
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: WLS or no WLS...that is the question!!
Replies: 13
Views: 8117

Crapola... I keep forgetting to say things and have to come back... LOL Yes, I needed that jumpstart. I had to have that hand up to get me normal again. I was too far down emotionally and physically. Unless folks have over 100 to lose, I don't think that can truly understand what it's like. Okay, ma...
by AnnaBanana
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: WLS or no WLS...that is the question!!
Replies: 13
Views: 8117

Oh, something else I wanted to say is... with the sleeve, which is what I had and the surgery you're talking about, you HAVE to change what you eat. On the boards I have seen a small percentage of folks fail at it and go on to have the duodenal switch, which is a severely restrictive procedure. What...
by AnnaBanana
Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: WLS or no WLS...that is the question!!
Replies: 13
Views: 8117

Hey Carpe...again haven't been on in forever, so apologize for not getting back with you sooner. I would have never lost it on my own. I tried for 30 years to lose it and never could. WLS is some of the hardest work you'll ever do if you do it RIGHT! That means confronting your demons with food and ...
by AnnaBanana
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Carpediem's Weekly Reality Check...
Replies: 88
Views: 48793

Carpe, It's Laura (changed my user name). I've been thinking about you and wondering how you were doing? I know you're on vacation for a month and don't know if you're going to check in. You know how we love how this is so simple and it takes away the need to endlessly count things? What if you adde...
by AnnaBanana
Thu May 24, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Carpediem's Weekly Reality Check...
Replies: 88
Views: 48793

Hey Carpe, just checking on you! I'm sooo proud of you! You are sticking with it! I saw where you said you had a daughter getting married? I have a son getting married in March 2013. I've been kicking up exercise. That always seems to be the key for me doing better with food. I'm guessing it's the e...
by AnnaBanana
Thu May 17, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Yellow or Red?
Replies: 16
Views: 7595

Carpe,

You're doing GREAT! Keep it up! So proud of you!

BIG HUG!

Laura Ann
by AnnaBanana
Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Contemplating surgery....
Replies: 54
Views: 24025

Carpe - I'm going to appear to be singing a different tune this morning and I am. First off, you reminded me why I did this... health! This was NEVER about a size 6. I had some bad health problems that righted themselves completely within 30 days and I am PROFOUNDLY GRATEFUL for that! I also had a h...
by AnnaBanana
Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Contemplating surgery....
Replies: 54
Views: 24025

Okay, Carpe, I've posted publicly. You're right, maybe it'll help someone. And CONGRATS on the weight loss. Just keep on keeping on. :) ******************** I don't believe in looking backwards with regret because it is counterproductive and changes nothing, but, having said that, if I could do it o...
by AnnaBanana
Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Contemplating surgery....
Replies: 54
Views: 24025

Carpe - I pm'd you, but looks like it's stuck in my "Outbox" instead of "sent"??? Let me know if you got it.
by AnnaBanana
Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Contemplating surgery....
Replies: 54
Views: 24025

Carpe,

You are doing the absolute best thing for you. I don't think there's a better more sane way to eat on the planet. If I had to do it over again, I just would have continued NoS.

LauraAnn
by AnnaBanana
Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Contemplating surgery....
Replies: 54
Views: 24025

<t>Hi Carpediem... remember me??? You and I emailed back and forth some a couple of years ago. I'm the woman that had the VSG surgery. I'm now in my third year maintaining 90 lbs of 110 lb weight loss. I would have maintained 100% of the 110 lbs, but I quit smoking 5 months ago and I quickly packed ...
by AnnaBanana
Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Onederland!
Replies: 17
Views: 11403

Congrats! What an inspiration for everyone you are!
by AnnaBanana
Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oprah Winfrey
Replies: 9
Views: 6906

Sorry I didn't get back sooner to answer, Reinhard. I wrote the original post. I guess what struck me was in her magazine article and was that she is making peace with food and enjoying it again. That's what NoS did for me. It was a HUGE gift. I agree that IU is rather tricky. But I DO believe under...
by AnnaBanana
Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oprah Winfrey
Replies: 9
Views: 6906

Oprah Winfrey

Hi... I don't post much but am a rabid NoS believer and follower... :) Anyway, this has probably been discussed before... but anyone seen the new way of eating Oprah has embraced? It VERY much resembles this way of life, at least in the sense of making peace with food. I'm so happy she's going down ...
by AnnaBanana
Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weight loss surgery and No S, thank you Reinhard
Replies: 6
Views: 3513

Hey, Bright Angel... thanks for replying. I was afraid on a board that the mantra is really moderation, WLS might be seen as extreme. But it was a must do for me and I have NO regrets. I'm just reallllyyyy happy that I was able to add No S in. I respect this program tremendously and pleased to say i...
by AnnaBanana
Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weight loss surgery and No S, thank you Reinhard
Replies: 6
Views: 3513

Weight loss surgery and No S, thank you Reinhard

First off, let me apologize for the length of this. But I really need to publicly thank Reinhard for this way of eating. Here goes the story of epic proportions. :) I'm 51 years old and several years ago at an all time high weight of 288 I stumbled across this website. I didn't join in but was intri...
by AnnaBanana
Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Quitting smoking and No S
Replies: 6
Views: 3762

By a child... I meant EMOTIONALLY LOL
by AnnaBanana
Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Quitting smoking and No S
Replies: 6
Views: 3762

Thanx for the support and KCCC I think you're probably right about letting off in one area. And I'm still a child... I found it so difficult I cried last night, but I went to bed and woke up this morning with another notch on my belt and another day down. To any young person that might be reading th...
by AnnaBanana
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Quitting smoking and No S
Replies: 6
Views: 3762

Quitting smoking and No S

Just wanted to share something that No S has taught me and has been a blessing this past week. I have quit smoking 3 times before and I always gained massive amounts of weight and it was deterring me from doing it this final time. Well I'm 3 days smoke free and doing great. Feel a strange calmness a...
by AnnaBanana
Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The best breakfast :)
Replies: 1
Views: 1548

The best breakfast :)

I haven't been posting much because I was afraid to jinx it, but I think I'm back on track. I think I'm becoming a food snob though. I had the best breakfast. My A.C. is out and 100 degrees in Texas is miserable without it. So had a sandwich this morning for breakfast so I didn't have to cook. But n...
by AnnaBanana
Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Soup recipe
Replies: 3
Views: 2316

Soup recipe

I just made this.... took only about 30 mins and it was GREAT! One 30oz can refried beans Two 14.5 oz cans pinto beans rinsed and drained One 14.5 oz can Rotel tomatoes (tomatoes with green chilis in them) Two cups of chicken broth/stock Seasons to taste if you like. Mix all together and let simmer ...
by AnnaBanana
Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diets Don't Work
Replies: 3
Views: 3128

I loved this article. I have often said I "dieted" my way to my weight. One thing I can say about NoS is that, although I have struggled with it some, I have not lost a bunch and then gained back even more. I don't think it is messing up my metabolism or my mind. That in itself is a blessing.
by AnnaBanana
Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My mom passed away
Replies: 21
Views: 10245

I am so sorry for your loss! Grief is such a painful journey. Be kind to yourself during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers will be with you!

Laura
by AnnaBanana
Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Finally back!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5772

Hey guys... thanks for the welcome back. It is so good to be here. I've done well 5/7 days (not counting S days) and for me the fact that I am here still plugging away is a testimony to finally *getting it*. I finally quit worrying about the big picture, the amount I need to lose, the trip I am taki...
by AnnaBanana
Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Finally back!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5772

Hi Janie, Yes I have the book. And the fact that he mentions multiple starts and/or failures before getting going has been what has kept me coming back for more. Yesterday was December 4th, the day I started again and the difference for me this time is that all I am concentrating on is habit. In the...
by AnnaBanana
Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Finally back!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5772

Finally back!!!!!!!!!!

After starting in the spring and having multiple starts and stops after that, none of them lasting more than half a day, I finally have one day under my belt. Wooo-hooooo!!!! I am so happy to say that. I woke up this morning so relieved. I ate HUGE portions at my 3 meals yesterday and I ate exactly ...
by AnnaBanana
Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: accumulating multiple failed attempts..errr...experiences
Replies: 9
Views: 5174

Gingercake, I'm one of those folks who started in the spring and have had several failed attempts at NoSing. I posted a time or two that I was back for good and decided I would be too embarassed yet ANOTHER time to say that. :oops: But I believe wholeheartedly for some folks, maybe most, it takes us...
by AnnaBanana
Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: July challenge...anyone up for it?
Replies: 47
Views: 15936

This is just day 1 for me as I didn't see the challenge until last night. Feeling great to be back here.

Going to do a clean July eating wise and exercise at least 4 days a week for an hour. :)
by AnnaBanana
Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: July challenge...anyone up for it?
Replies: 47
Views: 15936

Me, me, me... I want in :)
by AnnaBanana
Sun May 25, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 53355

Not one who convinces easily

I'm back again. As my subject says, I'm not one who convinces easily. I start and do really well and then decide with all the weight I need to lose I'll do something more strict and then come back to this to maintain. The problem with this is... I can't do strict. I know lots of people do, but not m...
by AnnaBanana
Fri May 16, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Finally... success!
Replies: 28
Views: 10982

I hope other newbies read this. It's so inspiring to see how others gradually went into it if it was too overwhelming all at once. Congrats on WONDERFUL success on building habits!
by AnnaBanana
Fri May 16, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Study: sticking with any diet more important than what diet
Replies: 12
Views: 5418

LOL at Dawn.... cute and oh so true
by AnnaBanana
Fri May 16, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 53355

Waving hi to everyone... working... be back later to post. :)
by AnnaBanana
Fri May 16, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No Binge Failures
Replies: 13
Views: 7254

Betty, I guess I didn't realize myself that I am actually doing that myself... just inside my head. Used to, even one bite of something was a license to go all out and say forget this, I can't do it. But the honest truth was, I was letting, at best, a 25-50 calorie bite blow an entire way of eating ...
by AnnaBanana
Fri May 16, 2008 3:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does this work for diabetics
Replies: 15
Views: 7209

Hi suzie... I'm not a diabetic, but wanted to bump this back up to the top so maybe someone would see it.
by AnnaBanana
Thu May 15, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No Binge Failures
Replies: 13
Views: 7254

I guess I'm worried I hurt someone's feelings here and that was not my intention. I was just opening up and laying it all out there for people to see my own struggles and light bulb realizations I have been having in the hopes they might help someone else. I think if you can keep struggling and figh...
by AnnaBanana
Thu May 15, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No Binge Failures
Replies: 13
Views: 7254

First off please don't get offended by this, because I know where you are coming from. I always said I was a perfectionist... an all or nothing kind of person...having said that, here is my take on this attitude since doing No S. I've come to realize that I used that as an excuse. Through struggling...
by AnnaBanana
Thu May 15, 2008 2:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Trouble getting started?
Replies: 11
Views: 5091

Hi Mary... I've been no-s'ing about 3 weeks. The first week went like a dream and then I derailed and I've stopped and started several times. But not once have I considered myself a failure. I have learned so much from the mess ups. Some were HUGE like cinnamon roll overload one day and others have ...
by AnnaBanana
Wed May 14, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Blood Sugar issues anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 4885

I used to have the same thing happen to me and what I feared most about doing No S was that I would be crashing all the time. But it's had the opposite effect. The key is eating larger meals and making them balanced. If I do that, I do fine. But I can't eat just cereal. It won't hold me. So I have s...
by AnnaBanana
Wed May 14, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A few horrible S-days
Replies: 5
Views: 3763

Hang in there and follow doc's orders. Hope you feel better soon!
by AnnaBanana
Wed May 14, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 53355

Reinhard -- thanks for letting us do the 100 lb board. I think people in this situation have some unique emotions that they have to deal with that can be pretty intense and it is nice to have a safe place to share.
by AnnaBanana
Wed May 14, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 53355

Hi guys... wanted to post this and see what you thought. I don't know if I'm in denial or actually changing from the inside out. I hope it is the latter. The first week I did No S I had 7 perfect straight days and then all fell apart. I imagine it's going on 3 weeks that I've been doing this and I'v...
by AnnaBanana
Wed May 14, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eh, That's Plenty
Replies: 5
Views: 3586

Congrats Noel... I cannot wait to be where you are.
by AnnaBanana
Wed May 14, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Day 2 - oops
Replies: 3
Views: 2645

Don't worry about the slipups. I can honestly say I've learned a TON about my slipups, because that were mine to make. I wasn't rebelling against a diet, I was succumbing to a lifelong habit. Getting the rebellion out of the way of fighting something or someone else, leaves you free and clear to wor...
by AnnaBanana
Wed May 14, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm Thrilled!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 5970

Welcome to the world of moderation and happiness. It's a great feeling isn't it? I especially like the part about sitting down and eating what you wanted instead of what they told you to eat. It's a wonderful feeling!
by AnnaBanana
Wed May 14, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 53355

okay guys... loggin back in to say supper ended up being spaghetti and salad. I will admit to two bites of ice cream and for a second I had that crushing feeling I get when I start beating myself up about *failing again*, but I brushed it off and for the first time in I can't remember, I told myself...
by AnnaBanana
Tue May 13, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 53355

Hi everyone... going to post my today's menu: B: 2 eggs scrambled, 1 slice buttered toast, 1 orange, glass of milk. L: Lean cuisine, salad, sliced apple, glass of milk. D: Will be grilled chicken breast, baked sweet potato, roasted brussel sprouts, orange, glass of milk I saw my hub eyeing my plate ...
by AnnaBanana
Tue May 13, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 53355

I've also noticed that when I'm on track I seem to get all my fruits and veggies in even without trying. What I have found by trial and error that, at least for me, a balance of food, carb, protein, fruit, veggie, dairy.... all represented... holds me longer and I feel much better.
by AnnaBanana
Tue May 13, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 53355

Okay guys... back to report my day's food: B: 2 eggs scrambled with ham and cheese, 1 strawberry, glass of milk L: Lean cuisine, salad with tons of different veggies, 3 strawberries, glass of milk. D: Eggplant parmesan, side of asparagus pasta, orange, yogurt (lots of food, but it all fit on a plate...
by AnnaBanana
Mon May 12, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Milk... it does a body good?
Replies: 21
Views: 8219

Did you guys read where Reinhard suggests whole milk? I can't remember if I read it on here or in his book. I can tell you I feel a HUGE difference in satisfaction. I feel full for hours.
by AnnaBanana
Mon May 12, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Milk... it does a body good?
Replies: 21
Views: 8219

Milk... it does a body good?

Question for everyone... How many are drinkin milk and what amount? Also are you drink whole? I started a few days finally drinking whole milk (what Reinhard suggests I think) and drink about a 1/2 glass with each meal and it is making a HUGE difference in how satisfied I am. Do you think this is ok...
by AnnaBanana
Mon May 12, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food and Volume
Replies: 6
Views: 4455

Noel... I was eating a huge spinach salad while I was reading your post. It was great, too!
by AnnaBanana
Mon May 12, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 53355

I'm going to revise my start weight. A year ago it was 282. I'll take every loss I can, even if the beginning was not No S'ing.
by AnnaBanana
Mon May 12, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Shamrockmommy!
Replies: 5
Views: 2759

Hey... another hero for me to worship :)

You guys I started a 100 lb weight loss thing where we can post every day if we'd like. I hope Reinhard doesn't mind. Come join up. I know the rest of us would love to see your menus and could use the encouragement to keep going.
by AnnaBanana
Mon May 12, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Would you please note my siggy?
Replies: 24
Views: 9444

What an inspiration! :)
by AnnaBanana
Mon May 12, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 53355

Okay ... let's do this together. What do you guys think about posting our menus every day. We can also put start weight, current weight and goal weight, too. I know for me I both need and want to hear what others my size are eating and still losing. I have had several stops and starts and it is my f...
by AnnaBanana
Mon May 12, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 53355

100 pounds to lose group

I was noticing there were several people that have a significant amount of weight to lose like I do. I want to lose anywhere from 60 to 100 pounds depending on how low my body will go. I was wondering if you guys would like to post daily to share tips on how we each are doing this and our weight los...
by AnnaBanana
Sat May 10, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: recommitting
Replies: 4
Views: 2765

Fantastic! I did the same thing too yesterday. I tried to tweak No S until it was unrecognizable and unsustainable. Back to the basics... here's to vanilla No S. Sounds like a plan to me. :)
by AnnaBanana
Fri May 09, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back AGAIN! :)
Replies: 14
Views: 6591

Blamey -- I cracked up laughing when I read this. We must be related. I always think things like that too. :lol:
by AnnaBanana
Fri May 09, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back AGAIN! :)
Replies: 14
Views: 6591

Flipturn --- I love what you said about recommiting on Friday and able to have successful days under my belt by Monday. I actually had been thinking about skipping the S days this week since they are tomorrow and Sunday, but that's my "diet mentality" rearing it's ugly head. I will do the plan as wr...
by AnnaBanana
Fri May 09, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back AGAIN! :)
Replies: 14
Views: 6591

Hi f.... I live just south of Austin in Hays County. Moved out here because of the great schools for my son. He loved growing up here. Had the best of both worlds. Small town where you knew tons of people and only 30 minutes into Austin to UT football and basketball and all the neat things Austin ha...
by AnnaBanana
Fri May 09, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with me??
Replies: 33
Views: 17971

You know what reading this thread brought to mind? I had read when people go try to get help with binge eating disorders, one of the first things that they do is tell them they can eat absolutely anything that they want. Nothing is forbidden. It is an attempt to normalize your attitude and concept o...
by AnnaBanana
Fri May 09, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back AGAIN! :)
Replies: 14
Views: 6591

WOW you guys are great! Thanks for all the quick replies. I cannot tell you how already I feel such a profound sense of relief to "be back home". This is what I know I can live with. I just have to let go of the diet mindset. I am guessing this is what most of us struggle with.
by AnnaBanana
Fri May 09, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back AGAIN! :)
Replies: 14
Views: 6591

Back AGAIN! :)

I am considering all these struggles to be positive things. I think I am working this all out in mind. It seems I slip up everytime I try to add rules to No S. Whenever I do that, the simplicity of the program and the lack of guilt flies out the window and so do my habits. No S in and of itself work...
by AnnaBanana
Sat May 03, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food snob
Replies: 14
Views: 7876

Wosnes --- what you said made me really reflect this morning and I realize when I just eat what I want in the proper portions, not classifying things as good or bad, I do SO MUCH better. Several times in the last several weeks I went out and bought fat free yogurt and things I thought would be healt...
by AnnaBanana
Sat May 03, 2008 2:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food snob
Replies: 14
Views: 7876

Food snob

Anyone else becoming a food snob like me? I find that since I'm only eating three plates of food a day, I'm mighty picky about what goes on that plate. Today I drove five miles out of the way to get the *perfect* bar-b-q sandwich from my favorite joint. Not everything on my plate is always healthy, ...
by AnnaBanana
Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Don't give up too soon!
Replies: 13
Views: 6301

Okay ... just realized something and I have to toot my own horn. I may have had some extra food at the improper time, but nothing outlandish, and since I started this way of life I have not binged one time. That in of itself is AMAZING to me!
by AnnaBanana
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Don't give up too soon!
Replies: 13
Views: 6301

Don't give up too soon!

I have only been doing this for several weeks with lots of stops and starts but I am happy about those. I am learning just as much in my mess ups as I have in my successes. I don't know if that makes sense or not but it is true. I have lost some weight. However, I have a TON of weight to lose so any...
by AnnaBanana
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Off to go camping
Replies: 2
Views: 1959

Off to go camping

Heading out to go camping with my hub. Such a relief to finally NOT have to worry about bringing special foods.

Everyone have a wonderful No-S'ing rest of the week! :)
by AnnaBanana
Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Almost spiritual
Replies: 44
Views: 13014

Dianeaz LOL
by AnnaBanana
Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Almost spiritual
Replies: 44
Views: 13014

Welcome birdinsun and happy b-day to you! :)
by AnnaBanana
Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Almost spiritual
Replies: 44
Views: 13014

Ktina --- love your insight and it is so true. It teaches us we had the power all along.
by AnnaBanana
Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thirty Day Results
Replies: 29
Views: 10200

Way to go girl! You have much to be proud of and have inspired me to throw away the scale for 30 days and practice the habit!
by AnnaBanana
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Spin, crash and burn :(
Replies: 16
Views: 7749

WOW -- the difference a day makes. I got up this morning and ate a good breakfast after working out and then went to work. Had a great day! Ate my lunch at the hospital where I work about 2 and now I feel back in control. This feels great! Thanks again for the support. I am so thankful I just didn't...
by AnnaBanana
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Spin, crash and burn :(
Replies: 16
Views: 7749

You guys are AMAZING! Thank you all, each and every one of you, for your replies and wonderful support. I got up this morning and feel a lot better. The jist from what I get from all of you is take your eye off the weight loss and put it on building the habit and then the rest will follow. So, this ...
by AnnaBanana
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Spin, crash and burn :(
Replies: 16
Views: 7749

I just read everyone's messages and they were encouraging. Thanks for listening and sharing. I know I need to learn to trust the process and enjoy the process. One step at a time, one second at a time. Whatever it takes. You know in my heart I knew the answer, but just could't see it today. I guess ...
by AnnaBanana
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Spin, crash and burn :(
Replies: 16
Views: 7749

Wosnes is right. You can't get it wrong on an S day. Yeah, yeah, yeah, there's this "Don't be an idiot" caution, and it's true. But "Don't be an idiot" also means to let the simplicity of the system work for you. Let the learning process be a learning process. The beauty and power of the system is ...
by AnnaBanana
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Spin, crash and burn :(
Replies: 16
Views: 7749

Okay.... gotta be honest here. My post above sounds like I have it all figured out. But I don't. I have so much weight to lose. Minimal is 60 and truly to get in a normal range 75. Right now I feel so lost. It's like a mountain I can't fathom climbing. It's like last week's joy has been replaced by ...
by AnnaBanana
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Before You Tweak
Replies: 14
Views: 6758

Boy, wished I would have read this last week. See "spin, crash and burn" post below. And it was all due to two things - First viewing the weekend as a foodfest and two, trying to make up for it by tweaking and making meals smaller and "diet" instead of wholesome and enjoyable. Thanks for the great a...
by AnnaBanana
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Spin, crash and burn :(
Replies: 16
Views: 7749

Spin, crash and burn :(

Okay.... I spent the first week talking about how this way of living was almost spiritual and I DO believe it is. And I KNOW it is my answer. But you know what? I arrogantly didn't think I would ever have one problem whatsoever. Wrong. I derailed big time over the weekend. I started out doing good, ...
by AnnaBanana
Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's the silliest diet you've ever tried?
Replies: 72
Views: 40211

A friend and I went to a diet doctor in Mexico.... not a fancy town in the interior of Mexico, but a border town. We went in to see him at the same time. Picture this - He can't understand us, we can't understand him. All I recognized were the words potato and tomato. To make it worse we both got sh...
by AnnaBanana
Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LauraAnn's check-in
Replies: 6
Views: 3140

Haven't logged into this part in a few days. I guess for me I realized that I didn't want to *log* my food anymore. Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt. What I DO want to report is that for the first time in my life I'm having fabulous success at something. There have been a few struggles and ...
by AnnaBanana
Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Solution to idiot S days!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5495

High fiving Carajo... you go girl! Congrats on finding something that works for you and congrats on the 4 lb weight loss.
by AnnaBanana
Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Almost spiritual
Replies: 44
Views: 13014

LOL Bumpkyns...
by AnnaBanana
Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: So, what if you try a food you don't like?
Replies: 7
Views: 4225

I tried some different things on my first "N" days this week just to see if they would hold me for 5 hours until the next meal. I waited until then in case I didn't like it or it was just not substantial enough, didn't want to starve the rest of day. One B-fast I had just wasn't cutting it, but I ha...
by AnnaBanana
Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: honestly - THANK GOD!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5680

2K? WOW that is incredibly high. Hopefully you can get that money back, or at least part.

Welcome and congrats on finding a sane, livable way of living. I just finished week one and I am so happy.
by AnnaBanana
Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Love This New Way of Living!
Replies: 8
Views: 4177

BEGINNING not begging. LOL Sorry about that.
by AnnaBanana
Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Love This New Way of Living!
Replies: 8
Views: 4177

I'm so sorry about your mother. *hugs* But you are right, she would definitely tell you were on the right track. I think the general consensus for everyone that starts this is that a huge weight has been lifted from their shoulders. It's such a relief to not be stressed all the time about what to ea...
by AnnaBanana
Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How's everyone's weekend going so far?
Replies: 12
Views: 5595

Friday and Saturday were my "S" days since that is my work schedule. Friday I did really well. Ate pretty much normal all day and then Friday night went out with my hub and had a nice meal with drinks and dessert. All day Saturday really well, too. But by Saturday night I slipped into my nonstop sna...
by AnnaBanana
Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Almost spiritual
Replies: 44
Views: 13014

I DID IT!!!!! The Goodwill down the road now has about 30 diet books donated by me. And I have not one ounce of regret. Yipee!!!!!!! :)
by AnnaBanana
Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What is for dinner (or breakfast or lunch!) 4-19-08
Replies: 18
Views: 7814

7 oz Fage yogurt, with 1 T all natural peanut butter, 1 T ground flax seeds, and 1 T honey mixed in. My all time FAVORITE breakfast.

The rest of the day I'm playing it by ear and I LOVE it that way. :)
by AnnaBanana
Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Else having their S days on a non-S days?
Replies: 1
Views: 1791

Hey there -- this is my first week and I changed it to fit *my* life. I have Friday's and Saturday's off so that's where I chose to put my days. Hope I don't get boo'd for this. But my take on this way of life is that it is guidelines and from there you make it fit your life. That's what I'm doing a...
by AnnaBanana
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 5 days down, 6 lbs gone. :)
Replies: 9
Views: 4839

I realize I am lucky. I know it was mostly water and next week may actually show a gain. But I know I was probably eating at least as much calories in snacks every day as food, so just cutting snacks out was HUGE for me. I had the mindset that grazing from the refrigerator and eating standing up in ...
by AnnaBanana
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Despair! End of first week with 2.5lb gain!
Replies: 13
Views: 6349

Weight can fluctuate greatly day to day. Are you near your cycle? Did you eat a lot of salt yesterday? Did you start an exercise program this week? Your muscles can retain fluid when you're exercising. You might have actually lost fat this week and gained muscle and the scale doesn't show that. My s...
by AnnaBanana
Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 5 days down, 6 lbs gone. :)
Replies: 9
Views: 4839

I forgot to add, I have a LOT to lose, so 6 lbs, percentage wise, is not that high for me. I ate well this week. Just followed the guidelines. I am finally free to live life AND have my body weight normalize. PS Will I get kicked off the board since my S days are actually Friday and Saturday instead...