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by anovelgirl
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ack! Gaining!
Replies: 5
Views: 3286

So glad to see this posted! I felt heavier too, and jumped on the scale Sunday morning before coffee. 2 lbs. right there . I thought I would pass out! Didn't jump ship, as someone else said, and just hung in there. Had to remind myself that I didn't put on this weight overnight, (or even in a month)...
by anovelgirl
Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Bad day at the office
Replies: 9
Views: 4893

Thanks, one and all! :D Didn't have time to check for replies after my post - the holiday weekend just kinda exploded all at once. I kept at it, however, and was a bit dismayed to sneak on the scale and see not much of a difference...but Im in this for the habit forming first, weight loss second. Ma...
by anovelgirl
Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Bad day at the office
Replies: 9
Views: 4893

Bad day at the office

This week has been "one of those days" - and it's only Wednesday. :roll: I can't recall a time when I've craved sodas, fast food and other junk so badly, as I have this week. Despite being perfect on my NoS, I still want to just eat something. Snack, munch, work my jaws into a frenzy. Out of nervous...
by anovelgirl
Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Getting a little laissez-faire ...
Replies: 16
Views: 7081

I think we have to go back to our original commitment...I mean, there's a lot of things in my life that I go slack on after awhile, homeschooling being a big one. You get into an easy "rut" of being sidetracked, busy, and then all kinds of friendly excuses come up until you look back on the calendar...
by anovelgirl
Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What to do about coffee...
Replies: 16
Views: 6618

Just to chime in here with my 2 cents.... :wink: I live in the north, where even in the mornings in the summer, it's very cool. Coffee isn't just a "drink", it's a warm blanket! But I've run into the same problem you described, Jocelyn - I started having a breakfast meal with my coffee (I normally h...
by anovelgirl
Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: anovelgirl's check in....
Replies: 12
Views: 5618

Day Ten: SUCCESS!

On another note, I'm closing my thread. HabitCal is working great for me, and posting my check in has become a bit of a chore.


:D
by anovelgirl
Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Already Seeing Results!
Replies: 3
Views: 2606

Already Seeing Results!

(I have to first kick in here - I'm not weighing on a scale, so I don't know what I've lost in poundage.) My son and I are both seeing a difference in our midsections. I can really tell on him, and it wasn't until last night that I started looking and realized, I can tell on me, too. It's like we've...
by anovelgirl
Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Candy- recession proof!
Replies: 5
Views: 3387

I'm not shocked at all, really. I mean, look at the holidays - Halloween, Easter - they aren't holidays where people indulge in homemade treats - they're bags and baskets full of candies. Add in all of the vending machines, located on every corner, every five feet on a school campus; the checkout li...
by anovelgirl
Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Our Household Has Gone No S
Replies: 11
Views: 5676

reinhard wrote:Wow, even I haven't done that!

Reinhard

:lol: Yes, I'm just a pioneer in parenting....ha - just kidding....
by anovelgirl
Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: anovelgirl's check in....
Replies: 12
Views: 5618

Day Nine: SUCCESS!
by anovelgirl
Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Our Household Has Gone No S
Replies: 11
Views: 5676

Our Household Has Gone No S

Happy to report, our household has gone No S! We're a homeschooling family, very traditional, and one thing we've seen come from being home all day (a very undesirable thing) is that the children end up grazing all day in the kitchen. By the time meals are served, no one is hungry, and no wonder - e...
by anovelgirl
Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: describe ur s-days
Replies: 26
Views: 10144

I had my first S weekend, and didn't do too bad, even though I was allowed! :twisted: I actually had three pieces of good chocolate, trying to go along the lines of "quality over quantity", and then I had some soda, pizza and cinnamon sticks - but it wasn't as over the top as I thought it might be. ...
by anovelgirl
Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: anovelgirl's check in....
Replies: 12
Views: 5618

Ah, thanks again, Blue ~ you're always around for an encouraging word... :wink:

Day Eight: SUCCESS!
by anovelgirl
Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: various tips for beginners.....
Replies: 28
Views: 11414

Oooo! I have another one! I started my HabitCal today and was looking back on my first week. I had a day in there where I indulged in a caramel frap from Starbucks, but I realized, I wasn't being honest with myself. I kept telling myself, "It's ok - I substituted a meal for it, I got a smaller size....
by anovelgirl
Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What does binge mean to you?
Replies: 24
Views: 9529

Oh, this is a toughie. I stopped "binging" in the classical sense some years ago. I had a horrible, awful, ugly experience on day in my car, in a parking lot, that to this day, I can't adequately explain. When I think upon that day in my past, I'm just...no words. It was that horrible. Binging was a...
by anovelgirl
Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Easy and Hard
Replies: 14
Views: 5938

As much as I would never have thought so...the snack have been harder on me. Eating off of three plates has been a true effort - I guess I used to graze a lot! The sweets and seconds aren't any effort at all, and had anyone asked, I definitely would have said, SWEETS would be my downfall. Not so, su...
by anovelgirl
Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ...many false starts later
Replies: 9
Views: 4603

LOL - this post came at such a good time for me! I *just* started my HabitCal today. I read the book, and I'm a very "need to make lists" kind of person, and something was really itching in me to track my progress. But I'm NOT a food journal kind - I remember all too well my mother making food journ...
by anovelgirl
Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: MONDAY IS THE BEGINNING OF A NEW WAY OF LIVING
Replies: 7
Views: 3731

Welcome to you! I understand about your knee issue - I have bum hips, and still have this sinking feeling that the "birth defect" diagnosis also includes the 50 extra lbs I'm carrying on my frame. My doctor won't actually say it, but it always seems to be implied.... After my second hip surgery (now...
by anovelgirl
Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: anovelgirl's check in....
Replies: 12
Views: 5618

Day Six: SUCCESS! It was an S day, and I didn't go nuts, just relaxed. Had some chocolate, snacked a little, but felt some strong restraint about just going crazy with my food. It just wasn't a big deal to me. :D I left the option open, just didn't feel I needed to go there! Day Seven: SUCCESS! Yest...
by anovelgirl
Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: failure
Replies: 5
Views: 2938

Re: failure

I had success with the No S diet in May where I dropped 8 lbs! ffl Hi farmlady, I'm a farm lady, too :lol: I just wanted to comment on something - I've just finished reading Richard's book, and something that really struck me was his bit on how we view successes and failures. To sum it up, he said ...
by anovelgirl
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: dairy free?
Replies: 7
Views: 3758

Right now I'm apple shaped, but I *used* to be pear shaped in my skinnier days. :lol: I worked out a lot as a younger woman, and I know there are some excellent exercises for helping skim down on hips and thighs. I can't remember them for the life of me - because I really wanted to pass them along t...
by anovelgirl
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: has this ever happened to you???
Replies: 9
Views: 4772

I wasn't hungry my first day on, but I've been ravenous ever since. It's still my first week, so it's to be expected, but I'm also chairbound because of a recent hip surgery. I have to rely on either my kiddos or my husband to make my plates, and usually, they don't load it up like I would if I were...
by anovelgirl
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: various tips for beginners.....
Replies: 28
Views: 11414

hey thanks! what kind of drinks are you drinking? Wow - just about everything that isn't sodas! :lol: I've made iced green tea quite a bit...milk (we've only ever had whole anyway, so it works out), yesterday I wanted lemonade, so I had the sugar-free kind left over from an old diet. It's not somet...
by anovelgirl
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: anovelgirl's check in....
Replies: 12
Views: 5618

Day Five: SUCCESS! I got my book in the mail yesterday, and have already read most of it - good thing, too! There's quite a bit of explanation, things that make a TON of sense to me. My son's doing great, staying on plan and already has lost 5 lbs. I'm not sure what I've lost at this point, but I'm ...
by anovelgirl
Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: various tips for beginners.....
Replies: 28
Views: 11414

Great idea! C'mon gang, let's hear 'em! As a *newbie*, I've found that having good drinks on hand is really helping me get acclimated to this way of eating...I wasn't hungry the first day, but I've been hungry for the days since, but I'm only working on day 5 now, so it's still in the early phases. ...
by anovelgirl
Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: anovelgirl's check in....
Replies: 12
Views: 5618

Thanks for the vote of confidence, blueskighs! Day Four: I'm calling it a SUCCESS! Varied a little yesterday, due to unusual circumstances. We were over on the other side of town and love to go through the Starbucks drivethru...so I substituted a caramel frap for one of my meals, but I also got a me...
by anovelgirl
Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting over. No, I mean REALLY starting over!
Replies: 9
Views: 4254

Boy, isn't that the truth! There's always something just around the corner, it seems like. Coping is such a huge part of any lifestyle change, and it never seems easy. I don't know how many times I've derailed myself on a great start, because something happened in my personal life. To be honest, how...
by anovelgirl
Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Geez, I'm a Goofball!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3585

Gail, I think you're very smart to put your attention on behavior, rather than the "details". At the core of every ongoing problem is behavior. Once you've knicked that, you'll be in better shape. I'm working on my behavior, too, and it can be all-consuming. I try not to study on it too much, and ju...
by anovelgirl
Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: anovelgirl's check in....
Replies: 12
Views: 5618

Day Three: SUCCESS!

Really hungry all day yesterday, but also did a lot of just sitting around (boredom). Didn't cave, however - stuck it out, and made it through the day. Added quite a bit more green tea to my day, and more veggies.
by anovelgirl
Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Affects of Stress or lack of sleep
Replies: 5
Views: 3231

I read an article that actually made the statement that lack of sleep can be a cause for weight gain. Not losing is one thing -- but gaining? I'm not sure how true it is, but I know when I'm without sleep, my body seems to want to eat more, especially foods high in carbs - sweets, pastries, etc. I l...
by anovelgirl
Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Confusion....
Replies: 5
Views: 2552

:lol: Thanks, Blueskighs! It was hard to give up my Red Bull (and sodas) for the majority of the time, but my hubbie SWEARS that Red Bull is toxic to one's body. A friend of his was drinking like 6 a day, and had some serious health problems. As soon as he stopped drinking them, he was fine. As far ...
by anovelgirl
Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Confusion....
Replies: 5
Views: 2552

Confusion....

I'm still awaiting the delivery of my book, but in the meantime I have a (hopefully not too much) redundant question. The foods that are on our three plates each day....are they supposed to be low-fat, low-cal, or does it matter, since it's only 3 plates of food? I'm not sure if I am supposed to be ...
by anovelgirl
Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: anovelgirl's check in....
Replies: 12
Views: 5618

Day Two: Success! No issues or problems yesterday - day went well, and I ate moderately. Added more liquids into my day, all SF. The snacking was definitely a problem for me before NoS, I'm finding. I don't know how many times I'd think to myself, "Hmm, such-and-such sounds good right now!" - and no...
by anovelgirl
Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New and worried about this diet...
Replies: 8
Views: 3764

Hi Randi, I'm new too - welcome! :D This new way of eating is very simple, but that doesn't necessarily mean it won't work...I think the diet industry has conditioned dieters to thinking everything has to be hard, when in truth, in most cases, losing weight is a very simple concept: eat less, move m...
by anovelgirl
Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone reached their 'ideal' weight without exercise?
Replies: 25
Views: 8614

If you can reach your idea weight without exercise, you're not eating moderately -- you're eating immoderately little. That's not sustainable or good. By exercise, I don't necessarily mean hitting the gym. "Exertion," exercise that is built into useful activities like walking or sweeping or push mo...
by anovelgirl
Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Doctor's visit--down 7 lbs!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 5959

That's incredible news! I understand about the whole "doctor's office scales" -- I'm similar in that respect. I have a home scale, but it's not a very accurate one (I think, not sure) and I don't have that obsession some friends of mine have with weighing constantly. But the doctor's office scales d...
by anovelgirl
Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New to the party
Replies: 7
Views: 3055

Thanks so much for the welcomes! Very glad to be here!!!

:D
by anovelgirl
Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: anovelgirl's check in....
Replies: 12
Views: 5618

Thanks for the warm welcome! :D Day One: SUCCESS? I did really well all day, considering it was Father's Day, the weekend, and in my mind, a bonefide "S" day. :lol: I decided when I started this way of eating, however, that I would go the weekend and the week until having an S day. At some point I'l...
by anovelgirl
Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New to the party
Replies: 7
Views: 3055

New to the party

Hi everyone - On my first NoS day, and after reading some of the posts on this board, I'm more convinced than ever that this is a great "plan". I need simplicity in my life (ha ha, who doesn't? :lol: ), and I've been interested in the 90/10 theory for a long time, when it comes to eating right. (Eat...
by anovelgirl
Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: anovelgirl's check in....
Replies: 12
Views: 5618

anovelgirl's check in....

First day on NoS, and am very excited. It's been a long time since I've had a good "diet" (not really thinking of this as a diet, more of a lifestyle change) to follow, and I can't wait to get started. *Love* the simplicity, as I'm all about simple things these days. My first big NoS decision came t...