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by Joelle
Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 486507

Hi BrightAngel, I hope I didn't offend you with my comment. I know that for many people, bariatric surgery is a way to achieve what had previously been impossible. Your hard work shows in the great results you've had. I don't think there is one right answer. People are too different for that to be p...
by Joelle
Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Reinhard
Replies: 15
Views: 9129

Have a great day, Reinhard! Happy Birthday and best wishes to you!
Joelle
by Joelle
Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: It really is that simple
Replies: 4
Views: 4049

It really is that simple

I went to a lap-band surgery seminar with a friend last night. Guess what the Dr. said was his goal for patients after surgery? 3 meals a day, no snacks and limited sweets! I told my friend No S could save her $6000.00 and some scars. Thanks again, Reinhard.
by Joelle
Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Houston, Houston the Space Ship Has Landed
Replies: 14
Views: 8769

Whooo-Hooo! So excited for you, Blueskighs! You are so inspiring. Have fun in the mysterious world of Maintenance!
by Joelle
Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

You mentioned in a post that your screen name was your business name so I looked for you on Etsy and, ta-da! I can definitely see the appeal of melting glass. I would be totally hypnotized and burn the house down!
by Joelle
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

Hi Janie and Blueskighs,

Thanks for the kind words. I am excited to be back on track. Today has felt so good. Hope you're both having great days.

P.S. Janie, your beads are gorgeous!
by Joelle
Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - daily chek-in
Replies: 212
Views: 84770

Good for you, Incredible Shrinking Janie! The only thing more fun than new clothes is reclaiming the clothes that used to fit! :D
by Joelle
Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

I just re-read my check-in to try to figure out why I got derailed. As I read it hit me: birthday trip. My husband has been planning a trip to Europe for my 40th in January. The thought of going makes me feel nervous-will I fit in the seat belt? Am I going to be embarrassed the whole time? So, I was...
by Joelle
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 282156

Belated Happy Birthday, Blueskighs!
Glad you had such a great day to start off your new year!
xo,
Joelle
by Joelle
Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Melissa from MD checking in
Replies: 14
Views: 10066

Great work! Congratulations on your success!
by Joelle
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: OMG -- I fell off the wagon!!
Replies: 11
Views: 9259

Hey Laff,

Maybe we can carpool and share a wagon? I'm ready to climb back on, too. The beauty of No S is that it's just that simple. No shame or bingeing out of guilt, just start again. Ahhh. So easy.

Here's to green days ahead!
Joelle
by Joelle
Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - daily chek-in
Replies: 212
Views: 84770

Janie,

You are doing GREAT! Isn't it amazing how much incentive checking off a green day can provide? I love your "I did it yesterday, I can do it today" way of thinking. I wish you continued success and green days ahead.

Joelle
by Joelle
Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

Howfunisthat, your words really touched me! Thank you so much for taking the time to encourage me. You're right, when I stay in the present, I am usually ok. It's when I start looking too far ahead that I get overwhelmed. Thanks for seeing the progress in my bumpy journey! Blueskighs, Hi, thanks for...
by Joelle
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

Ok, so now both my kids are in school (!) and I am working 5:30 am to 1:00 pm with only a 15 minute break. I can't eat before work because I take thyroid medication first thing in the morning and can't eat for an hour afterward. I am trying to come up with a strategy that allows me to eat a reasonab...
by Joelle
Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

Thanks for the kind words, Blueskighs. It's so nice to see you back here! I am feeling better every day. I have been trying to be gentle with myself and eat high-quality food to support my brain. I plan to start No S-ing in earnest again on Sunday. Even though I haven't stuck to the plan during the ...
by Joelle
Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eliminating a big daily S...Time to get a NoS Coffee Mug!
Replies: 17
Views: 10431

That's a big step, giving up a small comfort, exactly because it is so easy to convince ourselves that it doesn't count. I hope you see a good return for your effort, even if the return is just finding out you can be happy without it. If you want to replace it with something similar, you might want ...
by Joelle
Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: triggered binge eating
Replies: 7
Views: 6744

I once heard a woman compare bingeing after some unplanned eating in automotive terms. She said, "If I back into a pole, I'm not gonna say,'Oh well, the car is wrecked' and drive into a brick wall!" I loved that image. But bingeing is a habit like any other. It takes time to change. Hang in there. -...
by Joelle
Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

Ok, I feel like crap. My depression has decided to show me who's boss, and unfortunately, it's not me! At times I feel like I'm going to hyperventilate, other times I'm so tired I can't move, sometimes I ache in every joint of my body. I have dealt with this since I was fourteen, but the panic is a ...
by Joelle
Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 744684

Great job, Deb! Good for you!
Have you tried sipping hot water with or without lemon at night? It's sort of soothing and comforting.
Have a great day,
Joelle :D
by Joelle
Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

Hi Adagia, Thanks for the encouragement. I just need to let go of the false hope that "quick" diets hold out. Like you, the rational part of my mind knows this. It is hard to keep the emotional aspect out of the way sometimes. I'm not giving up, though. As crazed as I get, I feel much more "normal" ...
by Joelle
Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

When I posted the last comment, I happened to read the one above it. I was so happy. I had just bought smaller pants. I used the word "healed." Then after the S days, I am miserable and crying and want to quit. Yeah, maybe no sugar for me.
by Joelle
Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

I have been having a rough time of it. I haven't had a green day yet this week. Part of me wants so much to give up, to say I can't do this. I have lost over 100 lbs twice and have regained more each time. I am just sad. I don't want to be like this forever, but I am so afraid of gaining again. I lo...
by Joelle
Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: a moment of panic - and post-panic analysis
Replies: 3
Views: 3610

Hi Gingercake, Thanks so much for posting this. I have been going through the same thing for the last few days. Thinking I have way too much weight to lose to go this slowly, that restricting sweets all week makes me go crazy on S days, blah, blah, blah. The truth is I got to this weight by going on...
by Joelle
Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

Day 17 and all is well. I bought new pants today-one size smaller! Woo-hoo! I am enjoying my S day. Yesterday I set the timer for 14 minutes and just started moving. What came back to me were the barre exercises I did in dance class as a kid. I was so happy doing them and I felt such a difference in...
by Joelle
Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

day 15 went well. Tracking exercise seems to make me not want to do it. Feels like a "have to." So, I'm just not tracking it anymore. Today (day 16) is going well. Tomorrow is an S day for me. Whew.
by Joelle
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: frustrated!!!!!!! Please help!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 14969

Hey Kmoreland, I have only been doing this a fairly short time, but my best suggestion is to just stick with it. I don't know what kind of dieting history you have, but a lot of us tend to go overboard filling our three plates at first. It takes a while to find the amount that will carry you to the ...
by Joelle
Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Wooooo!
Replies: 6
Views: 4320

Yay Jedi Deb! The force is strong in this one!
Night eating has been a lifelong struggle for me, too. It is an amazing feeling to NOT do it! So happy for you! Excellent work!

Have a great day,
Joelle :D
by Joelle
Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

Day 14-failure. It took a lot of mental wrangling for me to post that. I was doing all kind of fancy talking-maybe I need to make my own plan (cuz that has worked so well in the past!), maybe I don't have to check in every day, maybe I am too overweight to eat enough in 3 meals, blah,blah,blah. I at...
by Joelle
Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

Day 12 - I felt so sick and exhausted all day, but I stuck to it as far as food goes. I didn't exercise.
Day13- feel much better. All is well. Food=ok, exercise=ok.
by Joelle
Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 282156

I'll miss you, Blueskighs, but am happy that you feel ready to "solo." You have been a great example of what's possible with this program. Your bright, encouraging spirit have been a real gift to so many of us. I wish you every good thing.

Joelle
by Joelle
Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

Thanks Blueskighs and Deb! Hope you're both having a nice weekend.
Today is day 11 of 21 (over the hump, wah-hoo!) and an S day. Going BBQ some corn on the cob-YUM.
by Joelle
Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Four Month Results
Replies: 12
Views: 8810

Yay for you! That is so great!
by Joelle
Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

Day 10 of 21. Today is an S day for me. Last night I really wanted to eat something before bed. I sat there and debated having a cup of cereal vs. having to start over on my 21 days. I chose to go to bed a little hungry and stay on track. Knowing today would be an S day helped, but I really want to ...
by Joelle
Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

Day 9 of 21. Yesterday was a success. Today is, too, so far. I forgot how much I like the feeling of having exercised. Sometimes not so gung-ho to actually do it, but there is a payoff at the end physically and mentally. Also, having my main meal at lunch and then high-fiber cereal for dinner seems ...
by Joelle
Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A Love Story ...
Replies: 4
Views: 4762

Makes me cry every time!
by Joelle
Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sugar craving
Replies: 12
Views: 8603

No S Dieter,

Be my guest. I just looked at it again online and it's actually "Keep calm and carry on." It works either way! BTW, great job on your blog.

Joelle
by Joelle
Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sugar craving
Replies: 12
Views: 8603

I just ordered a poster for my dining room that says "Remain calm and carry on." That's become my motto for many things, especially cravings.
by Joelle
Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

Feeling kind of quiet today, but still on habit. Started incorporating exercise yesterday. I love making green boxes on the HabitCal. Day 8 of 21 building habit.
by Joelle
Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Here I am where the rubber hits the road!
Replies: 10
Views: 6583

I know what you mean about a craving feeling like hunger. Like your STARVING, right? I find it sometimes helps if I stop and put my hands over where my stomach actually is and see if that is where the feeling is coming from. Usually it's not. But I also agree that everyone has to find his or her own...
by Joelle
Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

What a great spirit of encouragement you have, Blueskighs. I see your posts all over the message boards and am impressed by how much you do to acknowledge everyone's efforts. We are lucky to have you! :D
by Joelle
Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

Last night I woke up at 12:30 so hungry I could not get back to sleep! Finally at 2:30 I made a cup of warm milk which did the trick. I hear murmurs of dissent from the inner ranks. They would like very much to forget this whole thing and just EAT. I find myself thinking things like I have too much ...
by Joelle
Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in
Replies: 1014
Views: 451047

Hi KCCC,
I'm with you on the Friday start for S days. I do better having a buffer (Sunday) to get back in the N day groove before starting the work-week.
by Joelle
Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

Blueskighs,

Thanks for the kind words. It means a lot to feel understood.

Have a great day,
Joelle
by Joelle
Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

I woke up this morning still a little raw from Saturday, thinking things like maybe pancakes aren't an S food if I don't use syrup... I knew exactly where I was going with that line of thinking. If I screwed up breakfast, maybe this could just be an extra S day and I could do whatever I want for the...
by Joelle
Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

I just came home from an emotionally charged family gathering that ended in an argument with my husband. I sat at the kitchen table wishing I could just stuff my face (and all those cruddy feelings) and was struck by the realization that there was nothing I could eat that would help. Somehow that re...
by Joelle
Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Success with mini 4th "meal"
Replies: 13
Views: 11508

What a great job you're doing, Tiffani! Congrats! I know what you mean about that panic-y feeling when you get to dinner and know it's your last chance to eat for the day. I used to get it all the time when I was on WW. When I'd get to those last few points for the day, I would feel so freaked out. ...
by Joelle
Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

Woo-hoo! I just put on pants that I could not get up 2 weeks ago! *I dance, dance, dance, and I dance, dance, dance!*
by Joelle
Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

So, the one and only tweak I am making to No S is that Friday and Saturday are my S days. I want a day when I'm off work (Sunday) to get back into the groove before I start the next work week. Monday mornings are a real weak spot for me. I work at a coffee shop and I am extremely vulnerable to fresh...
by Joelle
Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 282156

Blue, Wow, I know exactly what you mean about finding your internal good mother. Not only that, but I have two kids (5 and 7) and have always struggled with the example that I set for them with food and body image. I finally feel like my actions match my words. Internally, it feels like the "Mother"...
by Joelle
Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mime's Weekly Check in
Replies: 38
Views: 25167

Hi mime,

Congratulations on all your successes. When I read the post about you no longer being in the "obese" category, I got a little choked up! That is such a great milestone and one I look forward to. I wish you continued success.

-Joelle

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by Joelle
Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

Hi blueskighs, I love your blog. Talk about being conscious of what you're eating! Taking beautiful pictures and blogging about it is as conscious as it gets. You are an inspiration! Your blog is also a good illustration of why I love No S-we are encouraged to enjoy and be excited about what we eat....
by Joelle
Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joelle's Check-in
Replies: 42
Views: 18031

Joelle's Check-in

So, this is my 2nd week. This is my first Green day this week. I got a little thrown by the S days, but now I'm back on track. I can't get over what a difference not snacking makes for me. When I was on plans where I ate 6 times a day, I was constantly thinking about food. Now that I have limited op...
by Joelle
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S days are scary!
Replies: 13
Views: 10012

Thanks, everyone, for the support. I did find myself being very restrictive about what I ate on Monday, (hard to shake the "making up for it" mentality) so I was miserable Monday night and ended up snacking, which bled over to this morning. Ugh. I am not going to continue to freak out, though. I had...
by Joelle
Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S days are scary!
Replies: 13
Views: 10012

S days are scary!

Last week was my 1st week on NoS, and I found the S days unsettling. I was looking forward to them, but it just felt like all the other times I went off a diet, and I felt really anxious. I know they are there as a sort of pressure relief valve, but I think for now I'm going to do three meals and ha...
by Joelle
Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: new member
Replies: 7
Views: 5353

Hi schnooli. I'm new, too. This is my 1st week. I used to snack all day but I'm realizing that the snacking was totally emotional, not hunger. Now when I have a strong craving for a certain snack, I try to work it into my next meal. I find the whole No S thing works for me because I don't have to sa...