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by winnie96
Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Bushranger!
Replies: 47
Views: 11704

Reinhard, I'm kind of concerned that your No-S concept/online support is being hijacked by some of the Much-Smarter-Than-Us-Regular folks on these boards. I'd love to think that I was much smarter, or thinner, and didn't have to deal with these boards, but I guess I'm not, so I have to listen to peo...
by winnie96
Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: MOG: What as happened to this forum?
Replies: 19
Views: 4229

MOG: What as happened to this forum?

This forum, for me, has been, for the last year, a soft place to land. (Thanks Bright Angel, et al). Now, however, I'm thinking that the forum, and my participation therein, is actually counter productive vis-a-vis my weight/fitness goals. If I want to beat myself up about not having the chops to ea...
by winnie96
Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm finding it harder to talk to "dieters"
Replies: 40
Views: 8175

Bushranger wrote:Your statement is bunk, it's easy to get healthy foods if you choose to get them.
Does anyone else think that this sort of response is, um, a little un-No-S-ish?
by winnie96
Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm finding it harder to talk to "dieters"
Replies: 40
Views: 8175

People know perfectly well what healthy is, they just don't care enough to bother changing the way they eat. In my experience, many people think they know what's healthy, but it often comes down to, perhaps, leaving the cheese off their Angus Third Pounder at McDonald's. If you haven't studied or b...
by winnie96
Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Winnie96 Daily Check In
Replies: 35
Views: 9589

Don't be discouraged Winnie! Keep at it - you'll be past your vacation pounds very soon! ... Are you back at school yet? Hi Mimi, Vigilant, & Reneew, and thank you all for your encouragement. Actually, I am feeling a whole lot better, have gotten most of my energy back and am once again feeling sun...
by winnie96
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Winnie96 Daily Check In
Replies: 35
Views: 9589

Re: August 2009 Challenge: Weeks 3 and 4

August 17 (Monday) = Green 6 d Good kickoff to the week, and Part II of the August Challenge! I bit the bullet and turned on the AC in the evening so that I could get through my DVD workout without passing out from the heat/humidity. No excuses! Had a nice cold chicken & veggie plate for supper, no...
by winnie96
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: TV time/exercise??
Replies: 18
Views: 4477

If I haven't gotten in enough steps for the day, I march in place while watching tv.
by winnie96
Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Quotes
Replies: 11
Views: 3041

Re: Quotes

Ari wrote:"I will act now. This is the time. This is the place. I am the person."
What a great quote! Guess what my next refrigerator sticky note is going to be! Thanks, Ari!
by winnie96
Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Skipping meals?
Replies: 28
Views: 6324

cl2009: About the Slimfast and the cholesterol issue, here is my experience. I had lost 50 pounds on Weight Watchers and thought I was "living right", so was totally shocked when my doctor told me my cholesterol. which for years had been just fine, was much too high. He wanted to slam-dunk me onto s...
by winnie96
Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Julia Child
Replies: 10
Views: 7053

Nichole, you might want to go see the "Julie and Julia" movie about the gal who cooked every recipe in Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" in one year. While you probably wouldn't want to cook every recipe, and are perhaps too young to remember what a tremendous impact Julia and her ...
by winnie96
Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Which is more difficult?
Replies: 8
Views: 2541

Mounted Ranger! wrote:They say you can waste it or waist it and either way it's such a waste.
I love this quote! Waste it or waist it, indeed ... I sometimes use the "I can't let this go to waste" excuse for over-chowing so need to remember this line -- another sticky for the refrigerator!
by winnie96
Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hungry between lunch and dinner...?
Replies: 20
Views: 4876

... a little yoghurt will do the trick. Smoothies are good too because although they are as calorific as a small meal, it is still liquid so feels more aligned with No S habits. I'm liking the yoghurt and smoothie ideas! I was going to have a few Ry-Krisp crackers with tea, but I tend to get in a r...
by winnie96
Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: StrawberryRoan's daily check in.
Replies: 210
Views: 48299

Good news on how well the surgery went, and also a bravo for your stair-climbing distraction! I went through a much less serious deal with my brother-in-law recently, and it is so important not to get your mind wired 24/7 on the surgery alone. Your stair adventures, and maybe these boards, can provi...
by winnie96
Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 23270

It does occur to me to do something instead of everything or nothing, but I don't really feel good about it. It's like I haven't legitimized doing "merely" something ... How do you deal with this, and with your bratty days in general? I wish I could tell you that I've got a dynamite way to deal wit...
by winnie96
Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Winnie96 Daily Check In
Replies: 35
Views: 9589

Hey Winnie, dropping by to give you some love! I really like the diary format of your daily check-in. It's fun to read and I'm so impressed with how well you work no-S! I'm aspiring to your level of performance... Thank you, Vigilant, although I must say I am kind of struggling at this point. The l...
by winnie96
Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: StrawberryRoan's daily check in.
Replies: 210
Views: 48299

I'm sure I speak not only for myself, but everybody on these boards ... my thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband.
by winnie96
Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hungry between lunch and dinner...?
Replies: 20
Views: 4876

I've been No-S-ing for almost a year, quite successfully, but I'm almost at the point of concluding that a mid-afternoon "light infusion of food" (I can't bring myself to use the word "snack") would make my life a whole lot easier. It won't be some random food selected at the last minute; it will be...
by winnie96
Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 23270

The longing for escape through junk food continues today...I'm looking at my list of things to do and feeling tired, overwhelmed, and downright resentful . I think to myself, " I can't possibly do ALL these things, so why do any of them ?" And the urge to run off to Starbucks and forget about life ...
by winnie96
Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: First troll!
Replies: 18
Views: 4285

Re: First troll!

guadopt1997 wrote: Maybe we'd be meaner if we were hungry.
Or didn't have such great senses of humor! (Good one, Liz!)
by winnie96
Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 424789

Bushranger wrote:I really like the steps you are taking to protect yourself while walking and continuing to walk instead of letting it defeat you. Well done. You always have support here.
Nicely said, Bushranger ... and Mimi, you know he speaks for lots of us -- you do, indeed, always have support here.
by winnie96
Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Winnie96 Daily Check In
Replies: 35
Views: 9589

August 2009 Challenge: Weeks 1 and 2

August 1 (Saturday) = Yellow Yellow, as planned, at another family picnic. Had seconds and sweets -- not off the charts, but I could have made some better choices. I'm trying to treat the "better choices" idea as a fleeting thought rather than a matter of regret. For this event, I knew up front exa...
by winnie96
Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Getting no-s listed on WebMD?
Replies: 31
Views: 6859

winnie96 wrote:WebMD promises to get back to me in no more than two days -- will be interested to see what kind of response I get.
More than a week later, and no response at all. Hmmmm.
by winnie96
Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch
Replies: 29
Views: 6810

Great article -- well worth the time to read -- and I love comment #3 about "food pornography"!
by winnie96
Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: July challenge!
Replies: 91
Views: 15269

I'll be on vacation for the first two weeks of July, so will use the July Challenge to keep things relatively on track for that. The July Challenge will be really useful for the last two weeks, as I don't plan on being very strict at all while vacationing. Thanks, ~reneew! It's going to be nice to k...
by winnie96
Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: very sloooooooooooow weight loss/How I hate THE SCALE
Replies: 16
Views: 4005

Re: very sloooooooooooow weight loss/How I hate THE SCALE

BTW: I AM NOT GIVING UP!! Way to go! That says it all ... sloooooooooooow weight loss is awfully discouraging, especially after a whole month of very shaped-up behavior, but if you've got the "not giving up" attitude, I have every confidence that you will climb out of the pit of disappointment and ...
by winnie96
Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: August Challenge!!!
Replies: 79
Views: 33663

I'm totally in! After my July vacation, I've got a lot of incentive to improve. Also, my one-year anniversary of No-S-ing is in August, so want to be "green" to celebrate! 6 d Aug 01 (Sat) = Yellow (as planned) Aug 02 (Sun) = Green ---------------------------------------- Aug 03 (Mon) = Yellow (not ...
by winnie96
Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: July challenge!
Replies: 91
Views: 15269

Alright, I really do read these almost daily and I guess you can't hear me laugh at the computer screen and encourage you, so I have some necessary comments to add ... Winnie... do you even do s days? What strength... very encouraging, update us please. That's so cool that you are really reading .....
by winnie96
Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Moderate S Days
Replies: 12
Views: 2798

... it took me a good year not to overdo or want to overdo on every S day. Now the majority of my S days look a lot like my N days ... The key for me was to get to the point where I didn't want to overdo on S-Days, and I think it took me about 3 months to get there. I started feeling so terrific on...
by winnie96
Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The evenings are so hard for me
Replies: 18
Views: 3566

My husband controls the TV remote most evenings, so I usually take that opportunity to sit with my laptop and catch up with the NoS boards. That really helped me from snacking when I first started. I think is a great suggestion from Mimi ... Spending time reading these boards, either current posts ...
by winnie96
Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: OK after 3 months on NoS I've decided to do a low-carb diet.
Replies: 24
Views: 5392

On No-S, I have these white foods as S-Day treats. Just to clarify: whole wheat bread & pasta, and veggies such as yams & rutabaga seem to be ok with me anytime, and they ward off any feelings of deprivation (although I don't eat a lot of the pasta). Also, I'm glad that it occurred to me to make th...
by winnie96
Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: OK after 3 months on NoS I've decided to do a low-carb diet.
Replies: 24
Views: 5392

For me, I'd get nowhere if I regularly ate white bread, white pasta, and white potatoes, regardless of what diet I was on. On No-S, I have these white foods as S-Day treats. I don't call this "low-carb", though -- just an adjustment to the frequency and volume of foods that I know affect me adversely.
by winnie96
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Frustration of "Mental Chatter"
Replies: 14
Views: 3150

I find that unless I'm doing a task that requires a lot of concentration, I always have "mental chatter" going on ... I would like to be able quiet my mind, so have been trying Meditation 101, not very successfully, but I understand that it can take some time before you "get" it (and keep up with a ...
by winnie96
Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: WW vs No S
Replies: 20
Views: 4148

I lost 60 pounds on Weight Watchers and had kept it off for four years before discovering No-S last year. The WW plan worked very well for me, and I must admit I still go to a meeting every week (in my area they are lots of fun). But all the points counting was getting tedious, and the reliance on p...
by winnie96
Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Getting no-s listed on WebMD?
Replies: 31
Views: 6859

Me too. WebMD promises to get back to me in no more than two days -- will be interested to see what kind of response I get.
by winnie96
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "The End of Overeating"
Replies: 38
Views: 7693

I think what concerns me most is that Big Food has as much influence over nutrition/nutrition education (and therefore what we learn from nutritionists/dieticians) as Big Pharma does over medicine. Wosnes, I totally agree -- I had been aware of the Big Pharma thing, but these boards and books like ...
by winnie96
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New to diet
Replies: 36
Views: 7593

I have long had a sneaky feeling that my "inability" to plan for my own well-being, regarding food, was not a real inability. I am an amazingly organized person and my job depends on being organized, hitting deadlines and having everything dealt with in order and on time. But pack a lunch five days...
by winnie96
Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: July challenge!
Replies: 91
Views: 15269

I'm planning on not issuing a challenge in August ... My first reaction to this news was dismay, but on second thought, waiting until September for the next Challenge is a great idea! The Challenges have really helped me to focus on doing No-S right. They've also gotten me to do a written daily che...
by winnie96
Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Depression Era Cooking
Replies: 100
Views: 61296

Thanks for the news, Wosnes! Have pre-ordered it from Amazon -- alas, it doesn't come out until October ... can't wait!
by winnie96
Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Possible gallbladder issue, seconds deterrent!
Replies: 4
Views: 1815

I don't get the kind of pains that you describe, but I have noticed that when I overeat, I get the most incredible heartburn -- much worse that what I would get prior to No-S when I was living on phony foods. Noticed this especially these last two weeks during my vacation food frenzy. It's like No-S...
by winnie96
Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S Day Change?
Replies: 9
Views: 2663

For me, it depends on what's going on with my social schedule. I have fairly firm commitments for Friday and Sunday. Therefore, I make those my S-Days so that I can enjoy myself with friends. But if a Friday or Sunday event is canceled, I don't freak out or "make up" ... I usually switch the S-Day t...
by winnie96
Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Discuss the influence of low carb diets here.
Replies: 55
Views: 10801

On the other hand, those of us who've been around a while have bought multiple copies of No-S... keep giving ours away. I confess I bought the first copy mostly as a "thank-you" to Reinhard - thought I already knew the content from being on the website. But it was truly worth having EVEN for someon...
by winnie96
Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Be careful of unleashed animals when you are out walking...
Replies: 26
Views: 5930

Sorry that you have to go through all the legal business -- it hardly seems fair that the injured party has to face all that, too! Set it all aside, though, and have yourself a wonderful, relaxing, stress-free, healing, fun vacation!
by winnie96
Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A great big THANK YOU to all of you!
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Re: A great big THANK YOU to all of you!

Woohoo! Today I am celebrating 1 year of building NoS habits ... Thank you all for being here on this NoS journey with me. First of all congratulations! (Loved your post on the testimonial page!) Secondly, you're welcome, but a big THANK YOU to you, too. Your posts are always so well-presented, inf...
by winnie96
Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Winnie96 Daily Check In
Replies: 35
Views: 9589

July 2009 Challenge - Weeks 3 and 4

July 16 (Thu) = Green Major jet lag, but am not going to use that as an excuse to abandon No-S! Couldn't quite get to shovelglove, but did have a green day and got my walking steps in. Spent lots of time on catching up with posts on these boards -- what a help they are! July 17 (Fri) = Green Friday...
by winnie96
Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Winnie96 Daily Check In
Replies: 35
Views: 9589

July 2009 Challenge - Weeks 1 and 2

No Green Days whatsoever during my vacation in the UK. Deep down, I knew there wouldn't be any, but I did kind of overdo it on a number of occasions. Not to worry ... will mark it and move on ... then do a good job on the remaining two weeks. So nice to come home to No-S!
by winnie96
Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How did you first Hear about No S?
Replies: 33
Views: 6621

I was about to fall off the cliff (again) and was frantically searching on Amazon for some diet book that I could try "just for a few weeks" to get me back on track. The "People Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed ..." section for one of the books led me to the No-S book. I spent the rest of the day br...
by winnie96
Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great doco: Talk about messed up eating...
Replies: 3
Views: 3617

More "yikes!" information ... I'd seen refs to this series elsewhere, but finally took the time to watch it -- thanks, Bushranger for the link. Fascinating stuff, and if it's appearing on our relatively sanitized network tv, one can only imagine the additional depth of the iceberg. Equally as distur...
by winnie96
Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Be careful of unleashed animals when you are out walking...
Replies: 26
Views: 5930

Mimi -- I just got back from a two-week internet-less vacation and am just catching up on the No-S boards: I am so very sorry to hear about this incident. I think it is a good sign that you have responded by posting those very sensible tips as that shows you are taking a pro-active approach to the p...
by winnie96
Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: So, I got my shovelglove . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 4378

Re: So, I got my shovelglove . . .

and man, oh, man, is that thing heavy! Just out of curiosity, what weight did you start with? I started with an 8 lb hammer. My upper body strength isn't too terrific, despite my free weight routine, so I started out really, really, really, really slowly with SG as I was very afraid of injury. I wo...
by winnie96
Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Down 10 lbs since May!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 4472

Re: Down 10 lbs since May!!!

gratefuldeb67 wrote:I may even be down 11 lbs ...
Just got back from 2 weeks on vacation with no internet and am totally pumped to hear your great news! Way to go! Very happy for you ...
by winnie96
Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just to be clear...
Replies: 21
Views: 4042

If you go on any other dieting board whether it be low carb, low fat or counting calories or points, it is all about scheming to get through the day. I love your use of the term "scheming" in this context! For me, it instantly conjured up the image of Snidely Whiplash from Rocky & Bullwinkle, when ...
by winnie96
Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: And what do you do on vacations?
Replies: 12
Views: 3373

I just returned from a two-week No-S mega-disaster in the UK -- had a wonderful, wonderful time, but it was definitely not No-S compliant. Had a lot of time to think about it on the way home and came to two conclusions: (1) My overeating was for social and travel reasons, not the compulsive "can't g...
by winnie96
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm an idiot.
Replies: 20
Views: 4155

I think dieting held a certain allure for me. Popular diets are like high heels, while No S is like sensible shoes. The high heels look great and promise excitement, but you never get very far in them. Sensible shoes, however, are sturdy, basic, and will get you where you want to go in comfort. Wow...
by winnie96
Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm an idiot.
Replies: 20
Views: 4155

Re: I'm an idiot.

...I went from no exercise at all to walking 45 minutes to an hour every day. Of course my knees were hurting! On NoS I looked forward to meals and really enjoyed eating ... [on low card] I lost that lovely sense of calm and relaxation I had before [with No-S]. I was unsure about posting again but ...
by winnie96
Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Noticing self-talk on S-days
Replies: 9
Views: 2298

I'm a peacemaker too. Which begs the question: is the need to avoid conflict related to problems with overeating? Interesting question, that. I think it does. I'm a peacemaker, too, and have always gone to great lengths to avoid conflict. I'm wondering if KCCC'c "anger" book has something to say ab...
by winnie96
Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: July challenge!
Replies: 91
Views: 15269

I'll be on vacation for the first two weeks of July, so will use the July Challenge to keep things relatively on track for that. The July Challenge will be really useful for the last two weeks, as I don't plan on being very strict at all while vacationing. Thanks, ~reneew! It's going to be nice to k...
by winnie96
Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: weird question: not eating enough??
Replies: 8
Views: 2093

the trouble I'm having is that I eat differently if I know I'm going to count calories (and not just because I have to measure what I eat to know how much it is) - it's kind of a "tracking effect", I guess, where I avoid eating things that I would eat normally with No-S because I don't want to have...
by winnie96
Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Michael Pollan vs Big Food
Replies: 12
Views: 2827

... my guidelines list, which are different than rules. Sometimes, advertised food that claims to be healthy saves me from jumping off a cliff into a Double Cheese Bacon Whopper with Large Fries, Onion Rings, and a Chocolate Shake ... So I have to give, say, WW Lasagna Florentine some credit -- a m...
by winnie96
Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Celebrate Eating
Replies: 4
Views: 1261

sgstarling wrote:To enjoy your food more, eat less often!
What a succinct wrap-up of the No-Snacks portion of No-S -- I've posted volumes trying to say the same thing! Great summary -- says so much, and it's so true!
by winnie96
Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Snacks Distract Congressmen From Horrors Of War
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

OMG -- had no idea that anything this funny was around ... spent last half hour touring the onion site. Hoot and a half, and a nice relief from the intensity of the cable news stations -- thanks!
by winnie96
Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: thelivinlowcarbshow
Replies: 20
Views: 3657

I found it at the link below and am listening to it as we speak. (Has a great picture of Reinhard!)

http://www.thelivinlowcarbshow.com/shownotes/
by winnie96
Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Granola bars
Replies: 8
Views: 1781

For me, it's too much sugar, but the larger problem is that I tend to treat granola bars as cookies (i.e. eat the whole box), so they are not something that I want in the house. If I were pressed for time and could buy just one, I think that particular brand might be a better choice that some of the...
by winnie96
Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Winnie96 Daily Check In
Replies: 35
Views: 9589

Re: June 2009 Challenge: Week 4

June 22, 2009 (Mon) = Green Getting back to No-S day on Monday always feels good! No problems today. Did a lot of cooking so am all set on meals thru Wednesday. Knowing that meals are already prepared helps me a lot. Added Phayze's new punch and upper-cut moves to my shovelglove routine; they reall...
by winnie96
Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ugh. Depressed
Replies: 19
Views: 4500

Staying on top of household tasks. This goes a long way to help my emotional equilibrium. I felt crummy this weekend and honestly, doing the dishes, making the bed, throwing out some trash and folding a basket of laundry made all the difference. I kinda use the Flylady system ... try listening to F...
by winnie96
Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Explosiveness! Punches and Spear Thrusts VIDEO
Replies: 10
Views: 23847

... I kind of worried that it might be too wordy. Au contraire ... I'm glad you took the time to so carefully explain the use of the legs in these moves. I know I would have ended up throwing the punch using just my arms, when getting the whole body involved is so much more invigorating and fun. I ...
by winnie96
Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Explosiveness! Punches and Spear Thrusts VIDEO
Replies: 10
Views: 23847

Wow, Phayze! When you get off your kiester, you really get it done! Great moves on the video -- will be adding punches (and maybe upper-cuts, too) to my SG workout. Great explanation and visual of using your whole body to drive the punch. And your tips at the end are excellent. I won't spoil the spe...
by winnie96
Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie to No S Diet first post
Replies: 11
Views: 2693

Re: Newbie to No S Diet first post

My plan is to cook as much as I can and use unprocessed foods when available but not obsess when I can't and still stay on the plan. Welcome aboard! It sounds like you are heading in the right direction with No-S. I, too, bumped into it on Amazon last year, and haven't looked back since. Just a sma...
by winnie96
Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The End of Overeating
Replies: 9
Views: 2733

We're eating, in essence, adult baby food. Twenty years ago the average chews per bite was about 20, now it's two or three. I got a chuckle out of Kessler's characterization of "hyper-palatable" foods layered with sugar/fat/salt as "adult baby food", but then it occurred to me that this might be a ...
by winnie96
Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Official Thread-RECIPES from our own kitchens-Add yours!
Replies: 67
Views: 25437

Easy Salsa Soup

Most days, I have a sandwich and a cup of the soup for lunch. (I make a big batch of vegetable soup every two weeks and freeze it in single-serving containers -- lots of veggies, lots of peeling and chopping). I've become so used to homemade soup, that canned has started tasting artificial. If I've ...
by winnie96
Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Winnie96 Daily Check In
Replies: 35
Views: 9589

Re: June 2009 Challenge: Week 3

Mimi and Reneew - thank you for your encouragement! June 15, 2009 (Mon) = Green Whew! Got right back on track today after yesterday's S-Day shenanigans. Spent some time planning meals for the week, cooked a healthy supper, and got in a good walk. Emotionally, I feel so much better on N-Days, and ac...
by winnie96
Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ugh. Depressed
Replies: 19
Views: 4500

Re: Ugh. Depressed

Tomorrow will mark 100 days of DH being deployed. It feels like FOREVER. I chose to stay at home with my 5 yr old son and 2 yr old daughter. A younger friend of mine is home with kids of the same ages, and although I personally haven't had that experience, seeing what her life is like makes me appr...
by winnie96
Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's For Breakfast
Replies: 16
Views: 3810

Although I'm devoted to my oatmeal with blueberries and walnuts and a sprinkle of Fiber One, every once in awhile, I treat myself to breakfast at a local diner and go for the Big Breakfast (3 eggs, bacon or sausage, toast with butter, hash browns with ketchup, orange juice, coffee with cream). It's ...
by winnie96
Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating Habits Revelations
Replies: 5
Views: 1836

Re: Eating Habits Revelations

I have stocked my fridge with yogurt, melon, eggs, Green Goddess juice, OJ, Pomegranate juice and 2% milk. There is a case of Retro Pepsi’s but I save them for the weekends. Jenglish, I want to thank you for your remark about the saving the Pepsi for the weekends. I'm not that much of a soda mave...
by winnie96
Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Baby's Here!
Replies: 20
Views: 4320

Oh wow! How wonderful! Great news! Congrats all around! (And I, too, am loving the name!) Regards, Winnie
by winnie96
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: HI I am new
Replies: 13
Views: 2950

... NoS can work at its best especially at times when everything else seems completely out of control & unmanageable ... On the other hand, please don't be hard on yourself if you have slip-ups Cin -- I have found what Cassie says to be absolutely true ... and I've also found that as I gradually bu...
by winnie96
Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating Habits Revelations
Replies: 5
Views: 1836

I usually get tempted when I haven't eaten enough at the prior meal, otherwise I can look past all their junk. Well said! This is such a key No-S insight for me. It has taken some time for me to figure out how much I need to eat at each meal, and am doing pretty well with having the right amount. B...
by winnie96
Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Injuries and the Traffic Light
Replies: 8
Views: 4154

Sherlock -- when I go on vacation I don't take my sledge either, but what I do is this: run through my Shovelglove routine with an imaginary sledge or some substitute (light hand weight, broom, regular hammer, whatever might be available) in my hands. Although this isn't going to do much for my musc...
by winnie96
Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Snacking addiction
Replies: 34
Views: 7243

Amen, big time, to those recommending "The End of Overeating"! Don't just focus on how "bad" the food industry is for manipulating the sugar/fat/salt content of processed foods, however. Pay careful attention to the "Conditioned Hypereating Emerges" chapters (which gave me a whole new take on how th...
by winnie96
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Winnie96 Daily Check In
Replies: 35
Views: 9589

June 2009 Challenge: Week 2

June 8, 2009 (Mon) = Green A very slow launch this morning. Felt sluggish and unenthusiastic. Rallied in late afternoon, did meal plan for the week, made grocery list, went marketing, cooked a good supper from real food, got in a 5000 step walk, shugged -- got it all done and felt better. This week...
by winnie96
Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Introduction
Replies: 20
Views: 5312

I embrace the hunger. This, for me, is the essence of No-S. And it's not just embracing hunger, it's also understanding what it is. We have been encouraged for so long to never feel hungry that we feel we have to eat all the time. Selecting the right amount of food at each meal so that you arrive a...
by winnie96
Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:13 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Keep callin' me Slim! (5 1/2 yrs kept off 30#)
Replies: 9
Views: 11324

Wow! Such an inspiration! And thanks for the before/after pics. You are beautiful in both, but I suspect much happier in the "after". I like your idea of having the "patience to retrain your brain". Initially, I got the patience part, but the retrain part may come more slowly. (And I've got to tell ...
by winnie96
Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:58 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Keeping up with posts
Replies: 13
Views: 3077

I consider my "Daily Post" thread sort of personal and don't expect anyone else to read it, although I don't mind if they do ... As for the general posts, I follow the "Post since your last visit" avidly ... there is always something useful or motivating. I try to be efficient about scanning through...
by winnie96
Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: June challenge!
Replies: 123
Views: 24793

~reneew: to kick off the encouragement phase of the June Challenge, I'd just like to say, and I'm sure this is on behalf of all the JChall participants, thank you so much for (a) offering the Challenge, and (b) being such a sport about monitoring the thread. The No-S boards are so wonderful in gener...
by winnie96
Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ugly emotional stuff revealed by adherence to No-S
Replies: 12
Views: 3262

Two years ago I decided to shift my focus in life from the negative things surrounding me to the positive. I did this in the form of a little journal. At the close of each day I list at least two things, or more, that were positive in my life that day...could be something as small as a stranger smi...
by winnie96
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Winnie96 Daily Check In
Replies: 35
Views: 9589

June 2009 Challenge: Week 1

June 1, 2009 (Mon) = Green Got through first day of June challenge ok, although had canned soup for dinner for "convenience". Saw a recipe for a soup made from chicken broth and salsa on tv last night, and am thinking something like this might be a better choice if I'm not at home. It has been quit...
by winnie96
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question on best time for exercising
Replies: 16
Views: 3474

I know what you mean about a slow launch in the morning. As much as I would like to exercise first thing, I'm just not willing to give up my "ease into the day" routine. However, I then spend all day agonizing over if and when I'm going to get out for my walk, which I do about 99.9% of the time, but...
by winnie96
Fri May 29, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's the toughest S for you?
Replies: 29
Views: 5280

In my case, no question: snacks, snacks, snacks! Couldn't agree more! I don't have an issue with sweets, and am doing fine on seconds now that I know how much to eat at each meal, but it's taken a long time to get accustomed to not having snacks. For the most part, I realize now, my snacks were min...
by winnie96
Fri May 29, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: June challenge!
Replies: 123
Views: 24793

I'm in!!! The May Challenge was SO helpful, I'm eager to shoot for June, too!!! June 1 = Green June 2 = Yellow (unplanned) June 3 = Green June 4 = Green June 5 = Green (yes !!!) June 6 = Green June 7 = Yellow (as planned) ---------------------------------- June 08 = Green June 09 = Green June 10 = G...
by winnie96
Tue May 26, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Winnie96 Daily Check In
Replies: 35
Views: 9589

Re: May 2009 Challenge: Week 4

May 25, 2009 (Mon) = Yellow A moderate yellow day. I'm only planning one S-Day during the week, not two like I thought I might, so decided to make today my second S-Day of last week due to the holiday picnic. (Just 2 appetizers, regular-size one-plate meal, and fruit (albeit sugared) for dessert). ...
by winnie96
Tue May 26, 2009 4:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!?!?!?
Replies: 17
Views: 4381

StrawberryRoan wrote:It has been very easy for me because it is, well, very easy.
SR -- a very nice summation, I think, of what No-S is, if you don't over-think it, or tinker too much with the basics. Well said!
by winnie96
Wed May 20, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: May 2009 Challenge: Week 3
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

Oops - didn't mean to start a new thread for Week 3 ... updates will be in my Daily Check-In thread, not here. Mimi - I'm not a teacher, but I thought trying morning walks for "just" the summer might fool me into giving it a try, as in "it's not like you have to do this forever" ... or in the winter...
by winnie96
Wed May 20, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Winnie96 Daily Check In
Replies: 35
Views: 9589

May 2009 Challenge: Week 3

May 18, 2009 (Mon) = Green Ah, the ease of a pre-planned N-Day, where there are no food decisions to make! What a nice way to start the week. Had the first of my two veggie suppers for this week (the green bean/sweet potato stir-fry-ish thing over quinoa was a little odd, but tasty), and today was ...
by winnie96
Wed May 20, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just noticed that I have completed my first 21 days.. And...
Replies: 15
Views: 3602

Re: Just noticed that I have completed my first 21 days.. An

My goal weight is 140. However, that is not really my goal. My goal was to gain control of my - gaining ten pounds - losing ten pounds, getting too thin, having to eat more, gaining ten pounds - losing ten pounds, etc. etc. ... I just love the way you have expressed your "real" goal! Sometimes I ge...
by winnie96
Tue May 19, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: May 2009 Challenge: Week 3
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

May 2009 Challenge: Week 3

May 18, 2009 (Mon) = Green Ah, the ease of a pre-planned N-Day, where there are no food decisions to make! What a nice way to start the week. Had the first of my two veggie suppers for this week (the green bean/sweet potato stir-fry-ish thing over quinoa was a little odd, but tasty), and today was ...
by winnie96
Mon May 18, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New "Scale Free" apartment, and update :)
Replies: 10
Views: 2362

Your new place sounds great -- you'll be all squared away before you know it! I must say your "Scale Free Zone" phrase really struck me for some reason. I'm an Everyday Weigher, and although it doesn't make me nuts or anything, it would be very interesting to approach my day based solely on how I fe...
by winnie96
Wed May 13, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S failure
Replies: 17
Views: 4324

davestarbuck wrote:I subscribe to the F.I.D.O principle ...
Dave -- I am loving your FIDO principle! Now here's an acronym that I can really use! Thanks!
by winnie96
Wed May 13, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S "mods" (add yours!)
Replies: 168
Views: 198560

I wouldn't recommend switching to smaller plates until you're really comfortable with vanilla NoS. Jessdr, I totally agree with you. For me, the first few weeks of No-S were all about figuring out how much I needed to eat at each meal so that I arrived at the next one hungry, but not ravenous. Afte...
by winnie96
Tue May 12, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Winnie96 Daily Check In
Replies: 35
Views: 9589

May 2009 Challenge: Week 2

May 11, 2009 (Mon) = Green Back on track with a really strong green day. Decided to forego the evening glass of wine as was too involved in cooking a delicious meal (chicken with mustard/orange marmalade sauce, quinoa, fresh spinach). Got in a good walk. Still feeling very inspired and looking forw...
by winnie96
Mon May 11, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S failure
Replies: 17
Views: 4324

I started a challenge in April and another in May and it seems to be helping me a ton to get "it" going again. I, too, am re-finding my No-S motivation with ~reneew's May Challenge. (Thanks ~reneew!) I started No-S last August, but had recently gotten pretty lackadaisical about paying attention to ...
by winnie96
Sat May 09, 2009 2:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Whole milk
Replies: 14
Views: 3777

apomerantz wrote:...I love skim milk. Much, much prefer it to whole. It's crazy, I know. But I just don't like the creamy mouth feel of milk.
Right with you on that, apomerantz. Whether it's on cereal or in tea or just in a glass, skim is absolutely my preference -- I love it!