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by vmsurbat
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: End of week 1...what should I expect?
Replies: 14
Views: 948

Well... I know we were a bit too 'free' at the weekend! Too much chocolate and we actually felt a bit rough. Enjoying the No S days again. Never been so chilled out about food though! :P Sounds like a successful first NoS weekend to me! I distinctly remember a Sunday evening about 6 months after st...
by vmsurbat
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: End of week 1...what should I expect?
Replies: 14
Views: 948

First weekend will be a learning experience! :-) And that is good! Like you, I found NoS a good match for me right from the start. That said, those first weekends I didn't binge (never a problem for me and I didn't suddenly develop it) but I did indulge. Hubby likes a little "something" with his cof...
by vmsurbat
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Middle aged Newbie from England....
Replies: 12
Views: 880

Good going, No More Yo-Yo! Thanks for the warm greetings, Oolala and Automated.... and for even noticing, as I am not a big poster even at the best of times. 8) Still NoS-ing, although menopause and injuries hit hard there for awhile. Have had to readjust a bit what I put on my plate, and that has t...
by vmsurbat
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Middle aged Newbie from England....
Replies: 12
Views: 880

Welcome! NoS is the place to be! Sensible, Satisfying, and Sane! I highly recommend that you peruse one of the threads in the Stickies entitled "NoS glossary". It is full of pithy, witty sayings and word pictures. Getting these into our brains is like having a sword against irrational impulses, stup...
by vmsurbat
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New to No S Diet
Replies: 14
Views: 2058

Hi, I just joined. I am anxious to read more posts by everyone. I really need inspiration, because I am feeling like a total failure right now. Need to lose about 60 pounds just to get to a 25 BMI. It really seems impossible, but I am hoping to find some encouragement here. I suggest you pop into t...
by vmsurbat
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Podcast Request
Replies: 3
Views: 1419

kghm0331 wrote:How do you access the podcast?
You can find them here: https://everydaysystems.com/podcast/

Note: Not all of them are about the NoS diet, some are about Reinhard's other systems (time mgmt, exercise) but all are worthwhile!
by vmsurbat
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hi - An Update!
Replies: 13
Views: 3674

Thanks for the wonderful update. I look forward to following along with you in your journey!
by vmsurbat
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Elegant Portions Years 3&4
Replies: 3
Views: 1818

Welcome back! The wonderful thing about NoS is that success comes 3x daily--with each meal eaten and enjoyed. Here's to your new journey! PS. I've always loved your name, Elegantportions. As an older female (Watership Down is a favorite!) in my late 50s, I *must* watch portion-size in a way I didn't...
by vmsurbat
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: from senseless to savoring
Replies: 16
Views: 4987

May we know the budget app, please? I am not one to spend money even though I have it, but I'll be retiring next year on a reduced income, so I may want my spending to get more transparent. I'm not the original poster, but based on the "4 Rules" comment, I'm guessing it is YNAB (You Need A Budget)....
by vmsurbat
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Miracle Foods
Replies: 10
Views: 4212

Essentially all of those old superfoods (like the trusty apple) turn out to have almost of the same benefits as a lot of the new ones, without the price tag. Yes, I've long thought that if common-for-us foods like cabbage, potatoes, apples, and tomatoes were just "being discovered", they'd be toute...
by vmsurbat
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Home" for the Holidays
Replies: 9
Views: 3877

Just wanting to stop by and say "Hi!" :) Living overseas where the holiday season doesn't really begin until January, I haven't been brainstorming strategies per se. But I can tell you, it is easier when all the kids are grown up and not able to make it over here for the holidays. No more making eve...
by vmsurbat
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S vs. Weight Watchers
Replies: 65
Views: 19432

I guess I question if I really will lose weight with No S because I see so many posts here about folks maintaining, but not losing. Along with re-committing to NoS (the best antidote to "diet insanity"), may I suggest that you visit the Testimony board? NoS has worked wonderfully for *many* people,...
by vmsurbat
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breakfasts - Big or small?
Replies: 24
Views: 9138

My breakfast is really more middle of the road. Working out of my home, I start my morning with coffee, but don't actually eat breakfast until 9-9:30 am or so. Typically, one of three breakfasts which I tend to rotate: 1 egg, veggies, toast, half-piece fruit Hot cereal with dried fruits, milk, spri...
by vmsurbat
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breakfasts - Big or small?
Replies: 24
Views: 9138

My breakfast is really more middle of the road. Working out of my home, I start my morning with coffee, but don't actually eat breakfast until 9-9:30 am or so. Typically, one of three breakfasts which I tend to rotate: 1 egg, veggies, toast, half-piece fruit Hot cereal with dried fruits, milk, sprin...
by vmsurbat
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: NoS Suitable for Petite Persons?
Replies: 18
Views: 6300

Well, I'm not quite as short as you (5'2") but am older (mid-50s) with thyroid issues, and NoS works quite well for me. With new health issues, I have to adapt (generally, eat a little less), but NoS makes that easy to do with its sensible 1 plate, 3 meals life-style. As Merry said, at the very leas...
by vmsurbat
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 10 months in testimonial
Replies: 15
Views: 9069

Wonderful! It is such a delightful feeling to "be in a good place with eating."

Here's to many more years of NoS-ing!
by vmsurbat
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is anybody also watching carbs--?
Replies: 10
Views: 5067

ironchef wrote:No point worrying about redecorating if you haven't built the house.
This is worthy of being put in the Sticky: NoS Catch-Phrase glossary!
by vmsurbat
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is anybody also watching carbs--?
Replies: 10
Views: 5067

I concur with ladybird30's suggestion to really think about the diet that makes you feel good--satisfied, strong, and healthy. It helps to keep perspective that both historically and geographically most people groups have thrived on a relatively high carb diet. Now, that doesn't mean we can to the s...
by vmsurbat
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: metaphors/mantras/maxims for combatting WTH
Replies: 3
Views: 2457

Yes, it is the No-S Catch Phrase thread. I hadn't realized that it got buried in another thread... It is worth rereading often, so maybe maybe we can petition to have it brought out as a lone stickie?
by vmsurbat
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Non scale victory
Replies: 7
Views: 4201

Wonderful news! As a fellow post-menopausal woman with stubborn weight gain, I hear you on rejoicing for every victory and tbh, health counts even more than the scale....

Rejoicing with you!
by vmsurbat
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dried fruit
Replies: 7
Views: 4299

We often have a bit of dried fruit with nuts as part of our meal. I generally serve it last so it feels a bit dessert-like--a light, sweet, healthy finish to our meal.

I say GO FOR IT if you enjoy it!
by vmsurbat
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 149567

If you want to lose weight or improve your health try to create rituals that positively impact the everyday part of your life - this is what will create lasting change. Back to me: if your rituals are not getting you what you want, either adjust what you want or adjust the ritual. (First adjustment...
by vmsurbat
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 149567

oolala53 wrote:I recognize you, too! I just like the zeitgeist, if I may use that term here. Lost all my weight since age 56 and more in the last six months.
Thanks for the warm welcome! Yes, your story is definitely an encouragement!
by vmsurbat
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 149567

Can I join in?

Hello, hello! Can I join in? Longtime No-Ser (8 years!) and due to health issues the past year (hormonal, hurt foot=less movement) and a lack of mindfulness, I've gained 10 pounds that I don't need. I don't have any other check-in, though I've always visited the boards daily. Just never visited this...
by vmsurbat
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Compulsive exerciser + NOSDIET = freedom!
Replies: 5
Views: 6880

Rejoicing with you in your good success! Thanks for posting!
by vmsurbat
Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: self centered
Replies: 6
Views: 3194

Enjoy yourself!
by vmsurbat
Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Taming the Wild Beast with Habit
Replies: 10
Views: 8773

Well done!

I also *love* the sanity of NoS and its clear-cut focus on sustainable behaviors, so I understand your exhilarating enthusiasm! Thank you for sharing your story.

Best wishes with continuing NoS success!
by vmsurbat
Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why I'm Here
Replies: 32
Views: 15175

Welcome! :-)
by vmsurbat
Wed May 04, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A thread for people who find No *seconds* to be the hardest
Replies: 19
Views: 11083

Merry wrote:
noni wrote: Sometimes I wish this board had a "Like!" button! 8)
*LIKE*
:D
by vmsurbat
Tue May 03, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A thread for people who find No *seconds* to be the hardest
Replies: 19
Views: 11083

If there is enough food for me to take seconds, and I particularly like the meal, I will remove a serving for me, and put it in a container for lunch. I then don't have to wish I had seconds, because I do, but just at another time. :) Sometimes it's all in how we phrase things to ourselves. Love th...
by vmsurbat
Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 7!!!! years of NoS and *still* loving it!
Replies: 14
Views: 14940

yellowtulips wrote:Today is a fresh start, a fresh month.
YES! Success with NoS is only a meal away..... Glad the Sticky Phrases helped... It is SO important to get the right words into our heads, to combat what I call "diet chatter"...
by vmsurbat
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: "You will get fat..." (5-year report)
Replies: 12
Views: 12497

Congratulations on your NoS success but especially for the new baby! :-)
by vmsurbat
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Kittson's Yearly Check-In
Replies: 7
Views: 7351

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your success story!
by vmsurbat
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 7!!!! years of NoS and *still* loving it!
Replies: 14
Views: 14940

Thank you for this inspiring post and the links to earlier posts. I have just begun my No S journey and am also 50+, 50+ pounds overweight with Hashimoto's. Sharing your story gives me hope. :D So glad that you are encouraged! I always suggest that newcomers read the sticky labeled NoS Catch Phrase...
by vmsurbat
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 1 year with No S
Replies: 5
Views: 6594

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing your story!
by vmsurbat
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: People concerned with no snacking
Replies: 19
Views: 11461

Several years ago I came up with my all-time favorite reply to pushy comments which has worked in a number of different circumstances. My go-to answer: "This makes me happy!" The other party can't argue with that! :)
by vmsurbat
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habits or weight loss!
Replies: 7
Views: 4653

Definitely focus on having 3 enjoyable meals! I've slowly found myself eating less rich food overall, not because I "should", but because I don't like the overstuffed feeling I now get with some (formerly) favorite meals. I still eat them, but it takes much less to satisfy and I spread them out thro...
by vmsurbat
Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello, I'm Back...AGAIN...for Good
Replies: 8
Views: 4264

Welcome back! Yay to NoS sanity! 8)
by vmsurbat
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Not So Elegant Portions at 1 Year
Replies: 9
Views: 10892

Thanks for the update.

Congratulations on your continued success and the blessings of a new foster baby! I am with you in that I find NoS *doable* for the long haul, with all life's ups and downs. :)
by vmsurbat
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: before and during
Replies: 26
Views: 20835

Thanks for sharing your encouraging story and pictures!
by vmsurbat
Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbi
Replies: 5
Views: 3072

Welcome! You've just joined a great community. When you have time or inclination, I highly recommend that you look through the No-S Catch Phrase Glossary sticky at the top of this forum as well as browse through the testimonial forum. That will give you ammunition to fight the inevitable difficultie...
by vmsurbat
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Optimized oatmeal recipe
Replies: 8
Views: 3911

Other Oatmeal ideas: I'll give add-ins scaled to one serving--easy to scale up to fit your needs... 1. PB&Banana: Stir-in 1T PB and half-mashed banana. Drop of vanilla extract and dusting of cinnamon optional. 2. Banana-Walnut: Stir in half-mashed banana, 1 tsp. maple syrup. Top with 1 T toasted Wal...
by vmsurbat
Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weekends or non-work days?
Replies: 2
Views: 2224

No, I don't think it is essential to have 5 No-S dates in a row. From the very beginning, my S (special days) were Friday and Sunday because that is what fit my lifestyle/obligations/desires. I do suggest you think about which days you are likely to have socializing that involves food that is import...
by vmsurbat
Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you taste while you cook?
Replies: 10
Views: 5468

I haven't had a drop in weight like that for many weeks. Since my food was similar to what I always eat, I'm attributing it to getting my "tasting" under control and I'm very motivated to keep at it. A while ago, before I found NoS, I read something that said the average caloric load of a "taste" o...
by vmsurbat
Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Throwing Out Nutrition Rules
Replies: 20
Views: 9866

A really excellent article on the whole idea of "Nutrition Rules" coming out of Oldways Common Ground symposium (composed of nutrition experts from every persuasion--vegan to paleo):

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/expert-o ... real-david
by vmsurbat
Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you taste while you cook?
Replies: 10
Views: 5468

lpearlmom wrote:Thank you Vicky! Awesome answer. I printed it out & am keeping it as a reminder in my kitchen. I got through lots of cooking today with no problem. I can do this--yay!
:) :) :) I wish we had a "like" button! 8)
by vmsurbat
Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you taste while you cook?
Replies: 10
Views: 5468

I do a lot of cooking, too, so I know what you mean. I've found it helpful to distinguish in my own mind those little bites and tastes that are necessary vs. those that are taken "just because." In other words, I have to act like a grown-up! So, if cutting up carrots, I really don't need to try a pi...
by vmsurbat
Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Ironchef Testimonial - 3 Years on No S
Replies: 8
Views: 8753

Congrats on your success! And I can't believe BabyIronCh #2 is already six months old---I remember when your first was a newborn!

I'll join in you giving thanks to Reinhard and the great members on the boards. :D
by vmsurbat
Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Simple Rules
Replies: 3
Views: 2682

Since I don't generally check-in on the check-in thread, can I just say again it is nice to have you back, KCCC? Thanks for the book rec--it seems like something I would enjoy reading very much. I'm using the simple rules outlined in the KonMari method of decluttering and am having great success for...
by vmsurbat
Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Home for the Holidays
Replies: 11
Views: 5006

Welcome back! And Happy Holidays!
by vmsurbat
Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: White knuckled through today...
Replies: 7
Views: 3365

Congrats on pushing through! Bask in the pleasure of building that will-power muscle!
by vmsurbat
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 20 and counting
Replies: 8
Views: 7732

Rejoicing with you! :D :D :D
by vmsurbat
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello from a newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 3381

Welcome to the satisfying, sane, and sustainable world of NoS! If you ever feel a wavering or doubt about it, please visit the testimonial board and the sticky posts at the top of this one, especially: https://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=3883 (Catchphrases---very helpful thoughts in there!)
by vmsurbat
Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: happy birthday reinhard!
Replies: 19
Views: 9286

Happy Birthday! Best wishes for a great day, great week, great month, great year, great life! :)
by vmsurbat
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New
Replies: 6
Views: 4070

Re: New

I feel like with No S, I can finally be normal. I really appreciate the structure. I need structure, and I like that it aligns with the way our lives are. I'm looking forward to being normal again. I really like how I'm able to taste and appreciate my meals more too. I really think that's how food ...
by vmsurbat
Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Two Ways to Go to Costco
Replies: 5
Views: 3019

It is wonderful to feel that we are all in this together! This is why I love the forum so much. If you live (as I do) in a pretty skewed food culture where overindulgence is the norm, it can feel a bit lonely to be the only one not snacking, turning down free food, not eating morning tea at work, e...
by vmsurbat
Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Two Ways to Go to Costco
Replies: 5
Views: 3019

You are doing a GREAT job of exercising those willpower muscles and building good Nday habits. Awesome! 8)
by vmsurbat
Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 7!!!! years of NoS and *still* loving it!
Replies: 14
Views: 14940

Thank you all! Time to go update my signature tag.....from 6 to 7 yrs..... :-)
by vmsurbat
Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Real Pleasures in Baking
Replies: 4
Views: 2805

Congrats! It was a real pleasure to read your success!
by vmsurbat
Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Latest Judith Beck book
Replies: 17
Views: 6563

Wow..7 years that's fantastic and very encouraging. Thankyou for the info about your s days, I was wondering how the long termer's S days looked. Funnily enough after 3 weeks of successful n days my biggest concern is my s days (and I've read enough of the forum to see I'm not alone). My issue is t...
by vmsurbat
Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Latest Judith Beck book
Replies: 17
Views: 6563

But I want to lose a little weight not much but mainly I want to be sane and real and no s is seriously the only way.. THIS is the reason I love NoS and am still at it 7 years later..... And be encouraged: over time my good Nday habits have definitely moderated my S day indulgences. My current Sday...
by vmsurbat
Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 7!!!! years of NoS and *still* loving it!
Replies: 14
Views: 14940

7!!!! years of NoS and *still* loving it!

Yes, it's that time of year again--passed 7 years of NoS-ing this summer. :-) I still think it is THE most sustainable, sane, and satisfying way of enjoying good meals through all seasons of life. For those who want the whole story, here are the links to past testimonials--all those insights still h...
by vmsurbat
Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: celebrating success
Replies: 6
Views: 3595

Congratulations! I like your attitude! :D
by vmsurbat
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New and just want to say hi
Replies: 6
Views: 3553

Welcome! You are in the right place for gaining sane, sustainable, satisfying eating habits! 8)
by vmsurbat
Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Accidental No-S'er
Replies: 10
Views: 7694

Welcome! While I didn't follow the same path as you to NoS, I stayed because it is by far the most sane, most sensible, most satisfying "diet" and truly doable for life!

Enjoy the journey!
by vmsurbat
Tue May 26, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do you break your fast?
Replies: 10
Views: 6357

The smoothie is not very sweet on its own, but I usually add an Emergen-C packet which makes it just a bit sweeter and zingier. What a great idea! Thanks! Even though we don't do smoothies often, when I do make them, I like to make them as tasty and as healthy as possible (while still seeming treat...
by vmsurbat
Sun May 24, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do you break your fast?
Replies: 10
Views: 6357

I voted for eggs+toast because that is the basis of my favorite breakfast but instead of adding bacon or potatoes to it, I almost always include veggies in some way. Egs.: sauteed mushrooms, reheated leftovers veggies from dinner (I try to have l/o veggies just for this purpose), frozen spinach thaw...
by vmsurbat
Fri May 15, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Victorian Housework
Replies: 9
Views: 5912

When the weather is bad I'll set the laundry basket at the opposite end of the house from the bedroom closet and walk each piece of clean laundry from the basket to the closet to put it away. I have often gotten in a 40 minute walk that way... What a good idea! Two minutes before coming onto the No...
by vmsurbat
Thu May 14, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: pancakes and waffles
Replies: 9
Views: 5460

We had pancakes and muffins even on N-days because they were already part of our family's weekly breakfast routine when I started up my NoS habits. However, I do make them from scratch, not very sweet, and we used a minimal amount of real maple syrup on the pancakes (we live overseas and have to lov...
by vmsurbat
Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 4 years and still enough (yearly check-in with pics)
Replies: 8
Views: 11044

Congratulations! Vanilla No-S is my favorite flavor, too! :-)
by vmsurbat
Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:13 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 10 lbs in 10 weeks
Replies: 12
Views: 11888

Congratulations on your good success and mental freedom! Thanks for sharing.
by vmsurbat
Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: hi everyone
Replies: 34
Views: 16568

Thanks for the good update! You are on your way. :)
by vmsurbat
Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: One guy finally getting it after years of failure
Replies: 12
Views: 12403

Loved hearing your success story! Sounds like you are on the right road, heading the right direction. If you just keep going, despite roadblocks and other life events, NoS will take you just where you need to be. And Congratulations on the new baby! I'm flying off next week to help a new mom with he...
by vmsurbat
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Worth an S Day
Replies: 2
Views: 2613

I'm a lot more liberal with my NWS days, mainly because we have lots of people in our daily lives; thus, lots of birthdays to celebrate (not just family), plus two sets of holidays (US because we are Americans, Montenegrin because we live in Montenegro). However, rarely do I look at any S day as a "...
by vmsurbat
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: hi everyone
Replies: 34
Views: 16568

Yes, the simple premise of NoS works! I lost 50+ pounds (starting at age 48, after 5 kids!)--you can do it!

Take a look through the testimonial boards--you'll be heartily encouraged by the success stories of real people, living full lives, reaching healthy weights while enjoying the process. :D
by vmsurbat
Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Success!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3059

Woohoo! :D :D :D I love celebrating ALL the victories!

Congratulations!
by vmsurbat
Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: short workouts to support NO S eating
Replies: 14
Views: 7110

I like the 7 minute scientific workout and found a mp3 of the workout set to funny songs (push ups are flapping your wings like a baby bird pushed out of the nest, sit ups like the floor is lava and don't burn your head like Annikin). I have zero excuse for not doing this workout in my kitchen now,...
by vmsurbat
Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Two years of NoS. Reflections on saner weekends
Replies: 10
Views: 11414

Re: Two years of NoS. Reflections on saner weekends

The largest change this year is in my mindset. I'm no longer obsessed with food/dieting. I follow the rules of NoS pretty much every day and when I slip I don't let it turn into full binge mode. That is a big change for me. before when I "slipped" it turned into an avalanche. Not anymore. Just, "ok...
by vmsurbat
Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Really Want This To Work
Replies: 6
Views: 4374

I don't think feeling "sick to your stomach" is normal with NoS. But feeling light-headed can come from your body not being used to three regular meals. I would first examine whether your meals are substantial enough--with NoS, you don't need to strive for low-calorie, "diet" meals, but just normal,...
by vmsurbat
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: A year on No S - habits rather than diet dogma!
Replies: 12
Views: 23037

Just wanted to chime in on the Congratulations for the New Baby!
by vmsurbat
Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Joyfully celebrating 6!!!! years of NoS Satisfaction
Replies: 14
Views: 15026

joasia wrote:I use to live in Poland, always lost weight. Lots of walking and home cooking. what part of Europe do you live?
We live down in Montenegro, currently in the States for two months. I miss all the walking!
by vmsurbat
Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: KCCC's Yearly Check In (was 2012 Check In)
Replies: 24
Views: 23287

Good to hear from you! Best wishes for an enjoyable holiday season!
by vmsurbat
Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Joyfully celebrating 6!!!! years of NoS Satisfaction
Replies: 14
Views: 15026

Thank you, everyone, for your well-wishes. We've been travelling and I am now just checking in. For Joasia, here is a typical menu: B: Toast with bit of butter, 1 egg, some veggies (often sauteed), small glass of juice (like 4 oz). This combo is my favorite breakfast because I can easily mix it up w...
by vmsurbat
Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: help with Amazon review
Replies: 4
Views: 2963

What changes are you planning to make to your review? I'm pretty sure I read it (once, long ago) and thought it on the money.... I probably should write my own review even though I don't think I have anything new to add... except maybe that fact that I still love it, six years down the road... Mmmm....
by vmsurbat
Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newcomer needs help with diet anxiety
Replies: 19
Views: 7921

Re: Newcomer needs help with diet anxiety

From what I've read, I am under the impression that several active posters here have struggled with this and overcome it. Please, do you have any advice? With info overload, I've always found it helpful to go back, way back, to the basics. Namely, healthy people everywhere and throughout history ha...
by vmsurbat
Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Joyfully celebrating 6!!!! years of NoS Satisfaction
Replies: 14
Views: 15026

Joyfully celebrating 6!!!! years of NoS Satisfaction

Greetings, Fellow NoS-ers! This past summer, I passed my 6th year mark of discovering and implementing NoS habits. I still love it and find its simple, livable "structure without too much structure" great through all the seasons of life. We flex between being just two of us at home (kids grown and ...
by vmsurbat
Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Giant Plate
Replies: 8
Views: 4026

Re: Giant Plate

Swuddly wrote: I don't want to try to rationalize excess, just because it fits on the ridiculous plate. I go to events with these plates several times per year, so I want to begin as I mean to go on.
Good thinking! You've got your plan, now work it! We are rooting for you. :)
by vmsurbat
Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just started last week. I am excited about this program.
Replies: 6
Views: 3524

Welcome! You've made a great choice!
by vmsurbat
Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Trying to quit sweets, any help?
Replies: 14
Views: 6689

I have learnt that, in the vast majority of my tempting moments, the more personally satisfying my meals are, the less I miss sweets at mealtimes :P :) _____ I've personally found this to be true as well. The better my meals (particularly in terms of enjoyment), the less seconds, snacks, and sweets...
by vmsurbat
Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: happy birthday reinhard!
Replies: 6
Views: 3625

Happy Birthday, indeed! Enjoy your day!
by vmsurbat
Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's your No S?
Replies: 45
Views: 30094

Mods: My S days have always been Friday and Sunday because that lined up the best with our normal weekly schedule from the very beginning. Intelligent Dietary Defaults: Usually egg+veggies+toast and variations on that theme--fills in for any meal (I work out of my home). Alcohol: I enjoy a half-gla...
by vmsurbat
Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello I am new and live in Norway
Replies: 10
Views: 4326

Welcome! Enjoy the NoS journey!
by vmsurbat
Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: I love no S for the peace of mind
Replies: 4
Views: 6961

Tlingit,

It seems to me that you've been VERY successful thus far! Good going during such tough times.

Of course, I'm very sorry for your losses but do want to rejoice with you on gaining sane, sensible, satisfying habits surrounding food.

Best wishes for continued success and much joy,
by vmsurbat
Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S days make me feel so out of control
Replies: 7
Views: 3388

While I didn't have an ingrained snacking habit when I first started NoS, I took full advantage of Seconds, Sweets, and Snacks every weekend, eating whenever one of the family did, particularly joining my husband for a "little something" to go with our coffee all day long. But then it dawned on me t...
by vmsurbat
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back after seven years
Replies: 15
Views: 6315

gingerpie wrote:Hi and welcome back. I certainly know about "middle age creep"
Me, too! :(

But NoS is the best and sanest antidote around. 8)

Glad to have you back!
by vmsurbat
Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Mom met her first goal
Replies: 9
Views: 4059

Go, Mom, Go!
by vmsurbat
Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Two bad habits when eating.
Replies: 15
Views: 7885

I agree with the others that getting down NoS habits ought to be your first and foremost goal. And Vanilla NoS nips eating too much without noticing when watching tv or reading while enjoying a meal. However, I have found, like Germanherman, many other benefits to eating slowly and mindfully and am ...
by vmsurbat
Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Ironchef Testimonial - 2 Years on No S
Replies: 6
Views: 7374

So glad for your NoS success! Thanks for sharing. I love the yearly testimonials because they show how well NoS works for LIFE.

Congrats again!
by vmsurbat
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: First stone gone!
Replies: 4
Views: 2347

Hurray! So happy for you! :D :D :D
by vmsurbat
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm Ready!
Replies: 15
Views: 5387

Welcome to NoS Sanity!