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by howfunisthat
Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

I love looking back on a GREEN week. It's the first one in a month so it's especially comforting. I'm still having digestion issues after my surgery so finding things to eat & have them not give me grief is a challenge, but I'll get there. I might have some ice cream tonight because I've been wantin...
by howfunisthat
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Girl Next Door Check In
Replies: 80
Views: 40943

Hi Girl Next Door.... You're doing great! Just wanted to pop in and say "Hi" from another homeschooling mom! I have four kids - 18, 16, 14, & 4. I've homeschooled forever! We have our oldest in college and our youngest starting to read...it's quite a journey! Hang in there with the plan...I think it...
by howfunisthat
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Burger and fries?
Replies: 34
Views: 8250

I absolutely agree that eating a burger & fries on a regular basis would be unproductive. They are obviously too high in everything to be considered a healthy, daily meal. And I completely agree that the calorie count does not match up....one can't eat a meal like a Red Robin burger & fries regularl...
by howfunisthat
Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Burger and fries?
Replies: 34
Views: 8250

Red Robin burgers are the best!
by howfunisthat
Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Three GREENS in a row so far this week & that feels good. I'm feeling better & better every day from the surgery & eating on track certainly helps emotionally too. Certain foods really bother me so I have to be careful anyway. I'm just very, very thankful to have that surgery behind me. I'm off to a...
by howfunisthat
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Burger and fries?
Replies: 34
Views: 8250

I'm so glad you ordered the book...I think it's almost essential to understanding this whole adventure. And I agree...I eat a burgers & fries without hesitation and without guilt. It's wonderfully freeing to feel you can order whatever you really want! I don't eat them often, however, and if the mea...
by howfunisthat
Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Yesterday was GREEN and it certainly felt good. I'm still not 100% from surgery, but I'm trying to get my eating back on a regular schedule. Some foods are giving me a hard time so I'm eating light, but since I'm not doing much physical activity, it seems to be fine. I see my dr. next week & hopeful...
by howfunisthat
Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Kevin...I didn't think about Surgery being an "S"! LOL! What a way to get a few treats though!!! Thanks for stopping in... Pam...Thanks for dropping in...and congrats on just climbing back on the wagon again. I've lost track of how many times I've done that...but every time we do, we're changing our...
by howfunisthat
Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Okay...the rest of October was not worth dwelling on. Our friends' son finally passed away from Batten's disease - awful disease - always fatal before 25...and I had gallbladder surgery last week. I didn't think that food was a big issue last month so I just stopped being concerned about it. I start...
by howfunisthat
Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm glad October is over....
Replies: 3
Views: 1865

I'm glad October is over....

October was a mess! I started the month with a week of thinking about food. I was tired of thinking about it and tired of battling it. So I didn't....but I didn't see it as an awful event...just a week of a break. After that I was back to green days & then friends of ours lost their son after a long...
by howfunisthat
Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Hey Buttercream! Thanks for dropping in! It'll be a great visit with my sweet friend....it does my heart good to see her! Yesterday was a fine & dandy shade of YELLOW . I should have been thinking about the fact that today is one of my son's birthdays though...I'd love to have strawberry shortcake f...
by howfunisthat
Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Yesterday was a GREEN Saturday. I didn't specifically intend to make it all green, but after dinner I realized that if I didn't have anything after dinner, I could chalk it up to green. Today we're having snacks & watching a football game, so I'll enjoy my yellow day without guilt!

janie
by howfunisthat
Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Hi Debs...How nice of you to drop in! Yup, I'm doing fine...and having a nice weekend too. I have a friend flying in from San Antonio today to spend a week with us. I've known her forever & we'll have a wonderful week, I'm sure.

Hope you're doing well too!

Hugs right back at you!
janie
by howfunisthat
Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Almost forgot to check in again. Yesterday was GREEN , despite a rice cake or two in the afternoon. I don't eat those often, but I'm not going to declare a red day just for the 2 rice cakes. I probably should, but then again, they stopped me from snacking on anything else and stopped me from eating ...
by howfunisthat
Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Hi KCCC....It's really quite amazing how much harder we can be on ourselves than others, isn't it? It's wonderful to feel a bit of freedom from that, isn't it?
by howfunisthat
Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weight watchers vs. no s diet
Replies: 2
Views: 2108

I've also done WW before & never could sustain the weight loss. Yes, you can see results with No S, but it's usually a slower loss. BUT, it's an internal change that you just don't get with any other program. Someone once wrote here that what you learn is maintenance first so that your lifestyle beg...
by howfunisthat
Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Yesterday was GREEN . Today wil be green too. I'm taking the kids bowling today. Gotta get those unsocialized homeschoolers together somehow :lol: Yesterday I wrote that I was tired of dwelling on food and weight issues...and that's true. But as I think about it, I believe I'm most weary of beating ...
by howfunisthat
Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64233

Hi Buttercream, I stopped in to say "hi" since I've been gone for about 2 weeks. I went to see my son at college - which was a wonderful visit- and then I'm not sure what happened...I just stopped wanting to think about how I was eating for another week & a half. The funny thing is though, I don't f...
by howfunisthat
Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Yesterday was a pretty easy GREEN day. I didn't think about food very much & was just busy with other things....and that always helps. In general, I'm trying not to think about weight or food or clothes at all. What fits, fits....period. Whatever I weigh, I weigh....another period. I will try my bes...
by howfunisthat
Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Kevin...thanks for dropping by. It's always encouraging to know we're not alone in this adventure.

janie
by howfunisthat
Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

I'm back after 2 weeks. They were good weeks...just not good weeks for eating. So...I'm back....I'm just not going to dwell on it or try to analyze the whys & hows. I ate too much...period. Yesterday was GREEN . Today will be green & I'll worry about the next day after that. 49 years of bad habits a...
by howfunisthat
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

I haven't checked in for a few days, but I'm doing fine. The weekend was kind of discouraging, but all's well. I'm heading out of town on Thursday....and I'm hoping I don't eat more than I should. Today, however, will be a lovely shade of green. I'll think about the trip later...today is good...toda...
by howfunisthat
Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I said "No" to:
Replies: 44
Views: 11825

Oops...I forgot to add what I said "no" to. We have a grocery store here that's not just big...it's huge...it's enormous...has everything anyone would ever want, and a great deal of things no one actually NEEDS. It has a cafe... a take-out restuarant... bakery... deli... pizza shop... everything.......
by howfunisthat
Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I said "No" to:
Replies: 44
Views: 11825

Re: I said "No" to:

On Sunday (an S day) at a party, I was starting to eat the birthday cake and stopped after two bites because it wasn't enjoyable. Too sweet. Olivia, You stopped in the middle of cake???!!!! Before this plan I didn't even know that was physically possible! I think that's definitely more than a littl...
by howfunisthat
Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Christmas Cheer-CHEERing Section
Replies: 35
Views: 7970

Mickie...

I just posted on your first thread...and here you are with a check-in already. Good for you!

Welcome again!
janie
by howfunisthat
Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New No S-er
Replies: 10
Views: 3042

Re: New No S-er

Yesterday, I started the "program" (I use quotations because it's not really a diet or a program, but rather a ridiculously obvious, natural, normal way to eat, not some diet plan. It's a get-out-of-your-gluttonous-American-way-of-eating-and-eat-normally plan. Hi Mickie, I love what you wrote....an...
by howfunisthat
Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Almost finished with another GREEN week. I really was worried last week. I could have taken a nose dive right into some brownies so easily. I didn't. I'm here. I'm still fighting. What is so great AND so difficult about this plan is the slowness of weight loss. I want these pounds OFF. But at the sa...
by howfunisthat
Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Mimi....

Thanks so much! It feels wonderful to be cheered on. I love that phrase..."If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." That's great!

Thanks again! janie
by howfunisthat
Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

I had to go to a dr. yesterday...I've never been to this woman before & was very happy with her. I stepped on the scale, but didn't look at the number...that just trips me up. I told the nurse not to tell me what I weighed - and she didn't! I unexpectedly had the opportunity to read a book at the lo...
by howfunisthat
Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

KCCC....how did you know exactly what I needed to hear? Thanks so much for dropping in. I'm doing much better now than I was over the weekend. Baby steps can be so incredibly discouraging, but since they are the only way I'll heal, I'm stuck with them. So...I'll take another one today...and work on ...
by howfunisthat
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

GREEN yesterday. I'm off to the dr. today & hopefully will feel better soon. I DREAD getting on the scale though...and plan to tell them I don't want to see the numbers. I'm on the road to recovery after all these years of food dysfunction...seeing the numbers will throw me for a loop, even though ...
by howfunisthat
Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Yesterday was Green , but I had my first Red on Friday. The weekend was fine & I got back up & brushed off the crumbs and started over yesterday. The same thing that trips me up every time got me again on Friday. I tried on a pair of pants that I thought should fit better & they didn't. I'm so tired...
by howfunisthat
Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 436724

Continental-style knitting is the bomb! I can't imagine knitting any other way...it goes so much faster & since I'm always impatient to get something done, it's the only way I can knit!

Hope the healing process is going well!

janie
by howfunisthat
Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

guadopt1997...Thanks for popping in. It's tough sometimes, isn't it? Just looking at today can be so hard, but looking ahead can be such a stumbling block! You used the right word, I think, to describe this...it's a process.

janie
by howfunisthat
Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Change of season disappointment
Replies: 13
Views: 4232

30-35 pounds...that's terrific!!! That's 6-7 bags of flour! Imagine carrying THOSE around all day! Derailing yourself is so easy....but so NOT what you want to do. I'm not sure what would help your thinking on this...but perhaps working on trying hard not to think ahead would be good. Whenever I'm d...
by howfunisthat
Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Isn't there an "I Love Green" song somewhere? Oh...nope...the one I'm thinking of was "I Love Trash" by Oscar the Grouch. There should be a song like that though....

It was a Green Thursday....

janie
by howfunisthat
Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64233

Buttercream... This is just plain not easy! You're not just trying to eat less, you're trying to un-do all the myths about dieting and food that roll around in your head. You're developing new eating habits, throwing away old ones, and trying to do all that while still walking through the normal str...
by howfunisthat
Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Dandelion, This whole plan just rings true, doesn't it? No gimmicks, no artificial foods, no counting, no obsessing, no garbage...just healing and eating like healthy people. Again - what a concept! I'm sure you'll have easy days & difficult days, but hang in there because this is truly an answer & ...
by howfunisthat
Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Dandelion, Thanks for stopping by! Before I'll tell you how long I've been doing this, I'll tell you that I've struggled with food disfunction all my life - literally. I was only heavy by about 5 pounds at age 5 but from then on I was addicted to food, and eventually to binging, and dieting. In othe...
by howfunisthat
Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm in :)
Replies: 10
Views: 3285

That's exactly why I decided to do it. We are 'in' to traditional foods, traditional cooking methods and customs. This fits in with our basic philosophy - but with a more defined framework. And this is another wonderful thing about No S...it fits into everyone's food preferences. There isn't any ti...
by howfunisthat
Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

I love coming here and saying, "Yesterday was a GREEN day. One might think that it gets so boring to say the same thing every day, but it's DELIGHTFUL! Yesterday I plated my meal with a normal amount and didn't finish it! YEE HAA!!! It was yummy...I was full....and I stopped. This is just so strange...
by howfunisthat
Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ari's Check In
Replies: 87
Views: 17865

Ari...just popping in to say, "You're doing great!" Just think of how many more success days you've had than failure days! I don't know about you, but I'm TERRIBLE to myself when I don't follow the rules, but I'm much kinder on others. The trick here is to be kinder to ourselves and stress less over...
by howfunisthat
Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: early days and hunger
Replies: 12
Views: 3774

I agree with Noel...be sure you're eating enough at each meal. You will absolutely feel as if you're eating too much when you eat a normal meal, because we've been trained to eat so little at meals & then snack like crazy to make up for it. Be sure you have enough protein too...that will help you fe...
by howfunisthat
Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: See what we're missing?
Replies: 11
Views: 3606

UGH!!!! I dropped my jaw at some of these! No WONDER people could lose weight on WW in 1974...the food was revolting! Unfortunately, like all diets, after they lost their weight they went back to real food, 'cause NO ONE could sustain a diet like that. Melon MOUSSE? I'm not sure I can eat breakfast ...
by howfunisthat
Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

GREEN day for yesterday....and it wasn't a struggle at all....phew. I'm just not thinking ahead at all these days & I think that's really helping. I'm not trying to figure out how long it will be until my smaller jeans fit...I'm not thinking about whether I can buy some new clothes by my birthday.....
by howfunisthat
Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64233

Buttercream... Let's think about this...have you been doing really, really well? Yup. You have. So...one red day certainly doesn't negate the rest of the great work you've done. Pick yourself up, brush off the crumbs and start over....you'll be fine. If I had told that story, you'd probably be FAR l...
by howfunisthat
Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm in :)
Replies: 10
Views: 3285

Dandelion,

No worries...just pick yourself up, brush off the crumbs & start over again. Don't be hard on yourself...it took awhile to have the habits you are trying to get rid of. It might take awhile to change them, but it's so worth it! You're doing fine...just hang in there!

janie
by howfunisthat
Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Still losing steadily...
Replies: 12
Views: 3760

13 pounds! That's almost 3 bags of flour! Just think about carrying those around the house all day. You've done great! Congratulations...

janie
by howfunisthat
Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 436724

OUCH!!! I'm so sorry you got hurt...and so relieved for you that your granddaughter was okay.

I hope you'll heal quickly!
janie
by howfunisthat
Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 35 pounds in 18 weeks
Replies: 29
Views: 9838

Two red days? That's terrific! If you have two red days, then you have FAR more green & yellow ones! I think that one of the biggest things to learn in NoS is that you're NOT a failure! In every diet I've ever done, I had such a huge sense of failure if I didn't adhere to every rule. But this is dif...
by howfunisthat
Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie w/ eating disorder
Replies: 20
Views: 6389

Mariposa30, I just found this thread & I hope you're doing well. I'm sure that first post was not easy for you...but sharing it with us encourages us all. Everyone needs a reminder from time to time of what a wonderful & unique plan this is. It's not just a way to eat, but a way to heal. I do hope y...
by howfunisthat
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 149869

Nicole,

You've done so well! Congratulations!!!

janie
by howfunisthat
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

GREEN day yesterday...but I was very tempted to snack. Whenever I get to a point where I feel I'm encouraged & doing well I get these thoughts of "It's just a little snack", or "One handful won't be a big deal." Well, I know EXACTLY what happens after I start thinking that way....a downward slide b...
by howfunisthat
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Poobail's Daily Check In
Replies: 7
Views: 3177

Welcome to you both! I encourage everyone newbie around here to read the book. It's a great read...full of essential information...and it's just plain encouraging to pick it up on days when ya just want to consider quitting. Pooball...I think the cheese in the afternoon is a great idea. You've chose...
by howfunisthat
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm in :)
Replies: 10
Views: 3285

Dandelion, Welcome! This is a wonderful adventure...I'm glad you're in! You mentioned that you didn't know a lot about this plan yet so I'm recommending that you read the book. It's not an expensive purchase, but I really think it's essential to success. I think I've read the whole book about 3 time...
by howfunisthat
Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Sunday was Yellow....and I'm glad today is going to be green. I'm eating far less on the weekends than I used to, but I still don't like the fact that I'm eating more than I need. I'll work on those yellows...but not today...today is green & if I can conquer today, I can conquer any day....

janie
by howfunisthat
Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64233

Buttercreampillow...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm so very happy for you....congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!

janie
by howfunisthat
Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New with question
Replies: 9
Views: 3609

jbettin...isn't it weird to NOT want to snack? This whole adventure is amazing!

janie
BTW...I'm a mom of 4 too!
by howfunisthat
Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Oops...forgot to check in again.

All is well....yesterday was yellow & I'm feeling encouraged & ready to start another day.

janie
by howfunisthat
Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Hi Buttercream, It's what we all want, isn't it? - Being free from the guilt and chaos! I was in the grocery story yesterday, thinking about this very thing. Yes, I want to lose weight, but even more than that I want to be rid of these cycles of binging and dieting....and the compulsion to beat myse...
by howfunisthat
Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New with question
Replies: 9
Views: 3609

Sierra, I do hope all these suggestions help... I think the really unusual characteristic of this plan is that the longer you adhere to it, the more you'll see internal changes. Instead of learning to count points or fat grams or avoid foods forever, your body will adjust to not wanting to eat snack...
by howfunisthat
Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New with question
Replies: 9
Views: 3609

Sierra, I'm sure everyone is different, but I've had a HUGE change in how much I crave sweets during the week. Type II diabetes runs rampant in my family so I'm sure I'm very sensitive to it...of course that never stopped me from eating far too much of it before NoS! If you are ready to give up in t...
by howfunisthat
Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

I'm back from our 4-day mini-vacation, and I couldn't be more encouraged. Usually I come back from a vacation and feel as if I have to climb some sort of cliff to get back to where I should be...but this time it just wasn't difficult at all. I used my two yellow days that I'd switched from last week...
by howfunisthat
Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Pam, Thanks for dropping in...it's wonderful to feel cheered on!

janie
by howfunisthat
Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

I made cookies yesterday. Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Coconut Cookies....not a wimpy little cookie...a big, chewy chocolaty gob of deliciousness. My boys told me they were "Dreadful" to help me not eat them. Well, also if they convinced me they were dreadful, they know I wouldn't eat any and they woul...
by howfunisthat
Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to deal with pressure from others?
Replies: 14
Views: 4391

Welcome ColdPlay!

Have you read the book yet? It's not expensive, not long, but is packed with ammunition to help you stick to the guidelines and not be swayed by other's opinion. I highly recommend it. I think I've read parts of it a dozen times! Amazon.com carries it...

Hang in there...
janie
by howfunisthat
Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Another GREEN day yesterday, even though it was a Sunday. I'm heading out of town tomorrow to visit friends & I'll just used the yellows up on that mini-vacation, if I want to. It feels nice to have the extra days in case we take the kids for ice cream or watch a movie together with popcorn. Today w...
by howfunisthat
Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: princesspamf-daily check in
Replies: 55
Views: 12718

Hi Pam, I just popped in to encourage you..hopefully I can. I KNOW this feeling of being tempted to just give in and eat. It's awful, isn't it? But you CAN do this...you really can. You've lost more than 2 bags of flour...TWO...TWO BAGS of flour. Try picking those up and carrying them around for a d...
by howfunisthat
Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: So what DIDN'T you eat?
Replies: 15
Views: 4432

Yeah for ALL of us!!!

janie
by howfunisthat
Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 547677

Deb,

YEAH for you!!! You definitely ARE on a roll & a great one at that!

You're doing great!!!

janie
by howfunisthat
Sun Sep 06, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Thanks Noel...my life might be crazy....but it's definitely not an Arabic open air market :lol:

janie
by howfunisthat
Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Thanks Noel! Yesterday was Green . Sometimes I switch my yellows around if I know the week holds something I'd like to enjoy, but this time I really didn't have a great plan for making yesterday green...it just kind of happened. I wasn't feeling very well & by evening I realized the day had been gre...
by howfunisthat
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Thanks for dropping by everyone....it's always so encouraging to know we're all being cheered on. I didn't just have a GREEN day yesterday, I had a Great and FABULOUS GREEN day! I started a thread entitled, "What Didn't You Eat?" because I went to the NYS fair and didn't eat a funnel cake...or a fri...
by howfunisthat
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: So what DIDN'T you eat?
Replies: 15
Views: 4432

Deb...I have no idea how fried pickles are...because I didn't eat them!!! LOL! YEAH ME! I'm sure they are yummy...but they didn't even tempt me this year!

Buttercream...YUM! What a great smoothie! Good for you...

Marleah...Great job on passing by those cakes!

janie
by howfunisthat
Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: So what DIDN'T you eat?
Replies: 15
Views: 4432

So what DIDN'T you eat?

I just got back from the NY State Fair. You know fairs...there were funnel cakes.... sausage & peppers... fried pickles... fried Snickers bars... roasted potatoes... ice cream... just about any kind of treat you could imagine. I had decided that I'd switch my yellow Saturday to today so I could have...
by howfunisthat
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Noel, Thanks for dropping by. Nope, there weren't any tigers let loose in my house yesterday! The roof didn't cave in and I didn't get swallowed up by a huge taco salad...lol. And you're right...I survived. Not only did I survive, but it was another GREEN day! And what a great perspective - I'm just...
by howfunisthat
Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

GREEN day yesterday. That makes...I don't know... a lot of green & yellow days. I'm hanging on by a thead though today. I'm trying really hard not to be discouraged that I'm not losing more weight. I am absolutely convinced that the only way to beat this is to take one day at a time & conquer them....
by howfunisthat
Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64233

Buttercream, Thanks for dropping by my check-in. I ended up not getting to the "Y", but I'm going this morning. One of my sons likes to go...the other needs to be dragged & I only have a window of opportunity because they only have childcare for my little girl at certain hours. Today, though, I'm le...
by howfunisthat
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BizzyBee X 2
Replies: 33
Views: 9388

Buzzbee....I just stopped by to say, "You're doing great!" I know the feeling of starting NoS at least 312 times....and that can be discouraging, but you're doing exactly what you should be doing...you're moving on! Every day you succeed is another day of health...another day closer to when you'll n...
by howfunisthat
Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Another GREEN day yesterday, even though I REALLY wanted more crashed potatoes! I could have covered my dinner plate with just crashed potatoes and been happy as a clam, but I didn't.

I'm off to the "Y" for some exersize....and to get away from the kitchen!

janie
by howfunisthat
Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Hi TexArk, Love that verse. I have friends who are dealing with a much more serious situation than eating....their son has a fatal disease, but they absolutely live by that verse, believing that living by today's grace is where they should be. Their journey has been so difficult, yet so inspiring to...
by howfunisthat
Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Yesterday was GREEN ....and today will be too. It wasn't an easy day yesterday, but that doesn't matter now. I stayed green & now it's a green square on my calendar. Today will be another....then I'll be back tomorrow... I just realized that I sound like a coach before a game...but that's what it is...
by howfunisthat
Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: It's time...
Replies: 10
Views: 3401

Hi aoc, Welcome. I'm glad you've decided to jump in...now you can post & hopefully we can send you some encouragement. We all need that... Here's my advice for today. I can absolutely identify with the feelings of failure...of repeated failure...it's awful. It's as if one hour of failure can throw t...
by howfunisthat
Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: StrawberryRoan's daily check in.
Replies: 210
Views: 51518

Strawberry, 25 pounds...congratulations! Just think about that...5 bags of flour! can you imagine carrying that all day long? I didn't read enough of your posts to know if you are happy with that number or not, but I just couldn't help but pop in to congratulate you. Have a great & healthy day! janie
by howfunisthat
Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ~ Reviving Renee ~
Replies: 1453
Views: 770109

Renew...

You're down 20 lbs!!! YEAHHHH.....congratuations!!!! That's a wonderful accomplishment! That's 4 BAGS of flour! Just imagine carrying 4 bags of flour around every day. You've done great!

janie
by howfunisthat
Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Hi KCCC & Pam, What a great adventure we're on, isn't it? And what a concept - freedom to NOT eat when we don't want to! I'm just shaking my head over that one...seems too good to be true! LOL... I survived the weekend with Yellow days. I ate more than I probably should have, but the days were yello...
by howfunisthat
Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's daily check in
Replies: 18
Views: 6499

Hi Jean, Just popping in to say "hi". I'm sorry you've had a difficult time starting & stopping with NoS. I'm back after doing that for months too. Here's my thinking....I have over 40 years of bad eating habits racked up. You might not have nearly as much, but even if you've had a tough time for a ...
by howfunisthat
Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Calling all teachers!
Replies: 23
Views: 15172

I'm a teacher...but the wrong kind. I homeschool. I have GOBS & GOBS of respect for those who teach in schools...I just don't know how you do it. I love to teach my kids, but one on one or one on three is about all I can imagine doing. Oh yeah...this thread was about food, not teaching. I wish I cou...
by howfunisthat
Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A little anecdote about hunger
Replies: 6
Views: 2761

I love it when my stomach growls. I reminds me that my body is out of fuel...I did a good job & didn't eat when I didn't need to and I didn't overeat earlier.

janie
by howfunisthat
Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

GREEN is a fabulous color... Last night I made a cake my family described as "Six stars out of five". chocolate....peanut butter...nuts....Resees pieces crumbled. And guess what? I didn't have any. Not a bite....not a half bite....not a piece sliced into really tiny pieces so I would be trying to f...
by howfunisthat
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Day 47 was GREEN . I struggled with wanting to be discouraged...not with the color of my calendar, but with wanting to see more results faster. This trips me up every time so I need to be careful not to let that feeling overtake me. I succeeded yesterday...I will do it again today....and worry about...
by howfunisthat
Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Mimi...Thanks for the encouragement. Being able to move my yellows this month seemed essential to me. I couldn't imagine dropping my oldest at college and stressing about not snacking at the same time. I know I would have snacked anyway & then come home feeling defeated. I came home & walked right b...
by howfunisthat
Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: First 2 weeks and I've gained weight
Replies: 9
Views: 3064

Hi Shelly, Two questions....1) Are you sure you are over the weight your body should be? I've never had this experience, but sometimes one might think the scale should be lower than what is truly healthy. 2) Have you read the book yet? This plan is very simple, but reading the whole book is a huge h...
by howfunisthat
Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Eva's check in
Replies: 72
Views: 33916

Hi...just popped in to say, "CONGRATS" on the 29 pounds! That's just shy of six bags of flour. If you ever get a day when you're discouraged, imagine carrying those six bags around all day. You've done great!!!

janie
by howfunisthat
Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

I wanted to snack in the worst way last night! I was hungry & tired & wanted my daughter's goldfish. BUT, I didn't touch them. I practically ran out of the kitchen and didn't go back in there...I succeeded, and that feels wonderful. Day 47, here I come. If conquered yesterday, I can do it again toda...
by howfunisthat
Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Missing you guys!
Replies: 10
Views: 3101

It's so nice to see you again! I was gone for several months over the winter & just came back about a month ago. I'm so happy for you that you've figured some things out...and especially that your hubbie is nearly halfway through his deployment. I do hope the rest of the time goes quickly for you. I...
by howfunisthat
Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Day 47 was a lovely shade of Green - my favorite. I've had a cold for a few days & I'm pretty tired of coughing. If I can just get some sleep sometime today I think I'll feel better. I'm determined to make today green though...with a cold...without a cold...we're going to win this....and today will ...
by howfunisthat
Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

I'm back home after the week of traveling. It was an emotional week & was difficult. I know I'll survive having my oldest at school, but it was difficult to leave him. He's ready...he's mature enough...I'm confident he'll thrive...it was just hard to do it. And my sister has been a widow for a bit o...
by howfunisthat
Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928411

Hi Kathleen... And another thing you've accomplished this year is a great one to add to the list. Someone here wrote that what we're doing is learning maintenance first...and I truly believe this is true. When, in all the diets we've all been on, would it have been possible to take some pounds off a...
by howfunisthat
Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40659

Thanks so much for the hugs & support! I'm at my sister's house after dropping my son on Tuesday. I'll see him tomorrow on my way back north & then leave him to start classes on Monday. I've done fine with eating. I've snacked, but eaten very few sweets. I did call my sister after I dropped my son &...