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by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: WEIGHT GAIN *ARRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHH*
Replies: 28
Views: 6386

Your husband sounds very supportive (if a little misguided in this case).

Many people here have at one point or another avoided telling people they are on a diet because of this type of "helpful" advice.

Be patient and stick it out!
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Saying hello! .. and question about chewing gum
Replies: 6
Views: 3469

Water is a big help for me too.

I'm glad things are working well for you! I love the special feeling of S-days too. :D
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Neat Post on Stumptuous.com
Replies: 3
Views: 2025

I liked her comment If we constantly hammer our taste buds with simplistic, blunt-instrument flavours, we don’t develop the ability to appreciate the subtler flavours that occur in the natural world. The sad irony, of course, is that the natural-world flavours are infinitely more interesting. Deve...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: WEIGHT GAIN *ARRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHH*
Replies: 28
Views: 6386

I remember reading about this problem in Strong Women Stay Slim - the woman was dieting and exercising and STILL GAINING WEIGHT. She was pregnant. :lol: Probably not the culprit, but an entertaining reminder. :wink: I'd like to point out that you ARE achieving your "result of being slimmer" you just...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starving, then eating a lot!
Replies: 4
Views: 2095

Lelovelady has very good advice. My two cents: Remember that though you are now playing by different rules, you still have winning conditions. Every time you make it through a day give yourself a high-five. (You can even do this for shorter time periods, I remember congratulating myself on making it...
by Hunter Gatherer
Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Neat Post on Stumptuous.com
Replies: 3
Views: 2025

Neat Post on Stumptuous.com

This is back from December so forgive me if someone already posted this.

Artificial sweeteners not a “get out of bad habits free†card

But then, we knew that already, right? :wink:
by Hunter Gatherer
Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie from Florida, that's tried them all!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2191

Welcome! It's definitely possible to lose 30 # on this diet, I've done it myself. Although I must warn you it can be slow. This isn't quick-loss, but it is sustainable and fairly steady. You do hit the occasional plateau, and the less weight you have to lose the slower it seems to go (although that ...
by Hunter Gatherer
Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 13
Views: 3567

No, no, let Reinhard keep his mystique and make it a complement for the super-sonic-no-sers who made it there before he had finished. :P
by Hunter Gatherer
Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello, I'm new
Replies: 14
Views: 4732

Welcome, leannamcg and love my whippets! A year is a lovely goal, because it gives you enough scope to see the larger picture. With no-s you can have your failures within that year and still see progress. Learning to fail and pick yourself up again is a handy trick that can be re-applied to other as...
by Hunter Gatherer
Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hi hi everyone!
Replies: 6
Views: 2093

Congrats on resisting the donuts, and on the nice lunch. :)
by Hunter Gatherer
Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What fills you up so you won't get hungry between meals?
Replies: 29
Views: 7039

Dairy products are what keep me filled, they have protein, fat, and carbohydrates (more carbs in some than in others) and work really well for me. Soft cheese, hard cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, milk... I drink milk almost every morning, and sometimes at lunch as well. If I think what I'm getting ...
by Hunter Gatherer
Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Saying hello! .. and question about chewing gum
Replies: 6
Views: 3469

Welcome to the forum!

Hope to see you around and good luck!
by Hunter Gatherer
Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "S" Days Dilemma ....Please HELP!
Replies: 15
Views: 3688

While it's true that you shouldn't forget that lovely little "sometimes" in "Except (sometimes) on days that start with "S"" you have to remember that if you weld shut your release valve there will eventually be an explosion. Take it from somebody who has had the "I didn't get the ice-cream I wanted...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hi hi everyone!
Replies: 6
Views: 2093

Welcome! If habits are what you're looking for, you've come to the right place - I'm sure you'll love no-s.
by Hunter Gatherer
Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Transformations
Replies: 4
Views: 2291

Welcome to the forum! (and the diet too...)

It sounds like you already have some willpower experience if you've managed to maintain a 20# difference.
by Hunter Gatherer
Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 13
Views: 3567

Almost tempted to get a facebook account for the cause...
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 1799

Welcome to the forum Cantab!

Isn't it fun to be "grandma approved"?
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What happens when dinner is late?
Replies: 10
Views: 2922

Remember that you can leave a blank spot on your plate to indicate the snack that was needed to get you to dinner.

Personally I would try to get by on liquids (juice, milk, water), but it is really up to the individual. What gets one person by is intolerable to another.
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question: Is a glass of milk considered a snack?
Replies: 10
Views: 3312

I too love milk, and drink it whole.

I remember reading (where?) that skim milk was used to fatten hogs, and although my dim memory confounds confirming the accuracy of the statement I still quote it when discussing milk.
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: One week down!
Replies: 3
Views: 1438

Here's my list. I'm sure others have lots of tips as well. Tips for moderate S-days: 1. Plan your treats ahead of time. Go into the weekend knowing what is and is not on the agenda as far as S-es. Pick out something special and nice. (But don't beat yourself up if you depart from The Plan: it's a gu...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What about yogurt?
Replies: 14
Views: 3487

No, storebought strawberry yogurt is not considered a sweet unless you personally decide to make it one. (I think that's the official book version.) But as you can see, there are many options and different people take different approaches. Do what works best for you, if that's the storebought stuff,...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: baked goods
Replies: 14
Views: 3055

It really depends on the baked good itself. I've had muffins that were no more sweet than a bread, and muffins that were just as sweet as any cake I've eaten. Sometimes you can tell by looking: frosting, glaze, powdered sugar and sugar sprinkles are a definite "sweet" indicator. Sometimes it's sneak...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: First Week Done!
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

Glad you enjoyed your first week! Welcome to No-S!

And alcohol isn't an S, so you don't need to make any special exceptions for it.
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 1692

Welcome RJ!

I also lurked a while before settling down to join in (I still lurk occasionally).

Hope the forum helps you on your journey! Good luck!
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New to S diet
Replies: 6
Views: 2109

What has been said previously is very true: the original sweetness of the cereal counts (don't sugar your frosted flakes like my mom did at one point), and if it's not heaping amounts you should be okay. If you know how much you usually use (# of spoons) you might dump the usual amount on a plate or...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Testimonials of doom!
Replies: 4
Views: 7649

Testimonials of doom!

I haven't reached any milestones recently, but I still qualify for the testimonials page, so here are some "greatest hits" of previous check-ins. Jan 10, 2007 Jul 20, 2007 Dec 11, 2007 May 30, 2009 So if we count from my joining in January of 2006 to January 2010 I have been with No-S FOUR YEARS. Ya...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Slow is Fast and Fast is Slow
Replies: 1
Views: 1356

Oh yeah! I like the No-S friendly quotes "Another major factor for failure in fast weight loss methods is the inability to cultivate the correct habits. The reason someone is overweight in the first place is due to unhealthy habits. " and "Long term weight loss comes from first inculcating the corre...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back, ready to give this a try, but kind of scared
Replies: 3
Views: 1693

Welcome back! Tracking things is no fun! But especially at first it's nice to keep a record so you don't just rely on your memory, and (for example) think you've been perfect when you haven't. I have a desk calendar at work and just mark off on that. You might find it easier to only keep track of fa...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Healthy Eating
Replies: 29
Views: 6823

I liked how 4 out of 5 of the pyramids described sweets as "weekly" - reminds me of No-S! :D Did it bother anyone else that they used a different structure for their own pyramid? It was the only one that listed everything as a daily value with calories included. I would have preferred that they used...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm back again - another introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 1893

Welcome back!

The great thing about No-S is it's always ready for returning members. You don't have to go on a special buying-spree or the like, you just say "I'm doing it" and start doing it.

Good luck!
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Holidy Blues
Replies: 10
Views: 2536

I weigh when I go to the doctor or our company makes us get health evaluations. Sometimes I weigh at my parents' house on their scale.

Otherwise I rely on my pants (a far more accurate metric).
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What time do you eat meals?
Replies: 12
Views: 3578

M-F Breakfast: Right before work (we have a cafeteria) so 7:45-8:00 Lunch: 11:30 Dinner: Depends on how long it takes to drive from work to food + prep time, but yeah, ASAP I need my three meals a day (exception below). Sat. Breakfast: Whenever I wake up and get the energy to grab something (time va...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you tell people about it?
Replies: 26
Views: 9847

I do and I don't. Like others have said, I bring it up if it comes up, but to be frank "diet-talk" isn't really a hot topic in my social circle so it happens once in a blue moon (there was just a blue moon this new year's eve, wasn't there? - how fitting!). I let someone look at my book once, but I'...
by Hunter Gatherer
Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A month in, and here's how things have gone.
Replies: 22
Views: 5062

You have to remember that No-S is a moderate diet. Waiting one month or even two is a SMALL span of time, even if those months are perfect (keep to the rules on N-days, reasonable S-days). I would recommend using the main rules for a year before modifying anything. This may sound like an overly long...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Pre-meal guilt
Replies: 19
Views: 5323

Sadly, guilt and common sense rarely go hand in hand. Just notice it when it happens and try to be sensible. I don't suppose whenever you feel guilt (well, unreasonable guilt - go ahead and feel guilty if you're robbing a bank or something) you could pause, close your eyes and try to summon up some ...
by Hunter Gatherer
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Official Thread-RECIPES from our own kitchens-Add yours!
Replies: 67
Views: 26059

I don't really have "favorite" recipes, because I'm always trying new things. I almost never make the same thing twice! Even when it's really good.... :lol: That being said, most of my recipes start with "Peel a head of garlic, maybe two..." (yes, head, not clove) Here are some things I've made rece...
by Hunter Gatherer
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on conferences, travel, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 3019

Good post KCCC! Your plans are very well thought out! It's thinking ahead like this that saves us from the little surprises that try to sneak up on us.

It's a lot like the rest of No-S. You have a plan in advance and it's easier to say "No!"
by Hunter Gatherer
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My Update
Replies: 8
Views: 4604

If you could work out how many fence post drives it would take to drive a fence post it might be better.

I personally would be very impressed with a statement of "I can drive X fence posts in Y minutes."
by Hunter Gatherer
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I always wondered why I feel awful after eating fast food...
Replies: 16
Views: 3526

It's amazing the nasty stuff they ruin perfectly good yogurt with. If it has gelatin I don't buy it. If it's real yogurt it shouldn't need gelatin.
by Hunter Gatherer
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Introduction
Replies: 20
Views: 5573

Welcome to the board drscottie! You seem to have a very good attitude about the timeline for this diet, I think it will serve you well (both the attitude and the diet). It can be slow, and the plateaus can be brutal to morale, but if you can wrap your head around ignoring the weight and concentratin...
by Hunter Gatherer
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 40 lbs in 20 months
Replies: 9
Views: 2674

You are worth it Deb! You can do it too! Go! Go! Go!
:D
by Hunter Gatherer
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: newbie has question
Replies: 8
Views: 2302

Hello klauver! Welcome to the board! The others have all provided good advice. *Don't start modding until you've seen what you can do within the system *First step examine what you are eating on your 3 plates *If that needs modification see what you can do there *Add exercise Exercise is great becau...
by Hunter Gatherer
Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My Update
Replies: 8
Views: 4604

Glad to see you too shamrockmommy! Staying focused can be hard, the board helps a lot.
by Hunter Gatherer
Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I like tasty food.
Replies: 3
Views: 1751

Ooh! a garden! I want one of those. My mother gave me a "Square Foot Gardening" book but there hasn't been time this year. Maybe the next! Fresh veggies are so good.
by Hunter Gatherer
Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My first month of No S
Replies: 5
Views: 1663

Happy birthday to you!

Good job looking at things in the long term! I'm glad you were able to stick to the plan even when you gained those pounds back (what a cruel turn of events!) and attain their loss in the end.

Remember that Reinhard recommends taking S-days off when it comes to exercise too.
by Hunter Gatherer
Sun May 31, 2009 2:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I like tasty food.
Replies: 3
Views: 1751

I like tasty food.

I do. I do. And so I have to share with you the superlative ice cream. I found Haagen Dazs Five ice creams, they only have 5 ingredients: milk, cream, sugar, flavor, eggs. Nice, eh? The first I tried was the passion fruit flavor. Quite tasty. But then I tried the ginger flavor and great googly-moogl...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sun May 31, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Typical menus for successful No-Sers?
Replies: 32
Views: 14109

These days I eat much differently than when I first started No-S. It has been a gradual change, so let me give you early and late examples. The old days (possibly slightly inaccurate): Breakfast - Bowl filled with cereal and added nuts and raisins. (The recommended serving size is never enough to fi...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sun May 31, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No-s take three
Replies: 8
Views: 2505

I guess that was more "bossy" than "moral-supporty" so I'm going to try again. You can be strong and stick with this. Your children will thank you for providing a good example, even if they continue as naturally thin for the rest of their lives. Remember you don't have to be perfect, only honest abo...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sun May 31, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No-s take three
Replies: 8
Views: 2505

When you feel the siren call of "quick loss" remember its silent partner "quick regain." I'm often tempted by the idea of adding something on to No-S to "quicken things up a bit," but thankfully my natural laziness keeps me from bothering. I just know if I did start adding cards to the house things ...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat May 30, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A question about *red* days...
Replies: 6
Views: 1918

You have it right.

You can't fail on S-days(Sa,Su). (Thank goodness!)

And a failure is breaking the rules on an N-day (M,Tu,W,Th,F). By the rules I mean eating something not on one of your 3 plates (snacks, seconds), or eating something that is classified as a sweet.
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat May 30, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My Update
Replies: 8
Views: 4604

My Update

Hi all! It's been a while since I last checked in, so I thought I would. I stopped using the scale for a while... and then there was a health thing at work and when I weighed in I was below my lowest previous weight. Hurrah! I was well into my next multiple of ten (that's how I think of it - I'm oka...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Staying off the scale and recovering from noncompliance
Replies: 2
Views: 1433

Good job getting back on track. Little slips happen to us all (it's that pesky humanity). Realizing that the failure was not catastrophic and does not need to be met with more catastrophe (the dreaded cookie punishment!) is a step in the right direction.

Go you! :D
by Hunter Gatherer
Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: sugar, diet soda and white flour
Replies: 33
Views: 8483

Please do remember that you are not giving these things up permanently. At most you "have" to give them up for 5 days in a row. I still experience days where I'm thinking "5 more days!? Nooo!" But it can be done. And with not TOO much tribulation. Diet soda, while not optimal, is permissible even on...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hunger is Calories Leaving the Body
Replies: 4
Views: 2014

Hunger is Calories Leaving the Body

This is the phrase I adapted for myself from the T-shirt message "Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body" (Which is patently untrue - pain is the body saying ow-ow-ow you're doing that WRONG and it is DAMAGING ME!!!!) I like my phrase as it does not make me angry (like the t-shirt), and is pretty close t...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Water, Water, Everywhere
Replies: 5
Views: 2149

Water, Water, Everywhere

Sometimes when I don't get enough water I get what I call "dehydration headaches." So I try to be vigilant about maintaining hydration. Fortunately I love water. The office where I work is a little chill most days, but I don't really like coffee, hot cocoa is a sweet, and I'm too lazy for tea (or pe...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ok, honesty time and for me, that's HUGE! I need help.
Replies: 8
Views: 2945

Don't worry about long posts! Feel free to rant your heart out. We are here to read and support you. As the G. I. Joe cartoon used to say "Knowing is half the battle!" Writing about your problem just may help you next time you reach for a cookie! Try thinking about it as "Nobody can control me into ...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ohhh Noooo!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2645

Icky! You poor thing! Better find a more secure stash-point I guess.
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:11 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: disappointed
Replies: 10
Views: 3627

DON'T LOOK AT THE SCALE! Take a sledgehammer to it! You can gain weight by drinking a big glass of water or lose weight by going to the bathroom. Reinhard lost and regained 10 pounds in one day. What you should pay attention to are your pants. Do they fit? Are they tight? Did they fall down when you...
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tweaking No-S?
Replies: 5
Views: 2053

Do you already have a fence around the law? I'm not much in favor of tweaking, but TIGHTENING is okay... observing the rules as strictly as possible. You're exercising - that's good. Can you up the intensity without increasing the time used? High intensity shovelglove instead of low intensity? Run i...
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Before Book
Replies: 21
Views: 7848

As I recall I was reading Neil Gaiman's blog and followed a link to Nalo Hopkinson's blog, and a link there brought me to the Stumptuous site and there I followeed a link to Shovelglove and found No-S as a consequence.
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: small and big S days?
Replies: 8
Views: 3644

I kind of do this sometimes. What I do is treat it as an N-day during the workday and an S-day after work.
by Hunter Gatherer
Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm new around here...
Replies: 9
Views: 2981

Welcome to No-S! If you haven't already, check out the daily check-ins. They are great for encouragement. Even though they do involve some accounting, they don't have to, and I found it helpful as a set of training wheels when I was first starting. Since you ask for success stories: I've been doing ...
by Hunter Gatherer
Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Alright, let's see how this goes!
Replies: 15
Views: 4981

Welcome to the forum and to No-S! You don't need to appologise for long posts, especially when they are well written and well thought out. :)
by Hunter Gatherer
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello...i need help here PLEASE :]
Replies: 11
Views: 3482

Welcome to No-S and welcome to your baby too! We all have bad days, but for improvement you only need more good days than bad, not perfection. Perfection only makes things go faster. And even if you mess up all month there are still two days a week that you succeeded (you can't fail on an S-day afte...
by Hunter Gatherer
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oops!...unintentional binging
Replies: 15
Views: 5459

Something that helps me not start is knowing that I can have it later. On the hard days I keep a count in my head, and it's wonderful to know that a treat is never more than five days away (and yes, I do have days where I am constantly thinking "Only 4 1/2 days until ICE CREAM!"). This is more for s...
by Hunter Gatherer
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Need to vent
Replies: 9
Views: 3258

Keep up the excellent attitude! You seem to be handling your fear constructively by making small reasonable plans and turning to your support structure (us) for comfort and guidance. Good luck with your walking! I wish you good weather and pleasant scenery.
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Getting back on track
Replies: 3
Views: 1779

Welcome back! We are here for you!
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you have planned this S-day?
Replies: 14
Views: 5244

What's the recipe for your pudding?
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you have planned this S-day?
Replies: 14
Views: 5244

I have a bag of licorice allsorts and a chocolate-chilli bar that I bought specifically for today.
by Hunter Gatherer
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: what do we do instead
Replies: 12
Views: 4500

Okay, that is an awesome way of thinking about it! Now I can just imagine a drill sergeant voice yelling "Stay in formation" whenever I want a snack. I will try not to think "Stand your ground, men! Stand your ground!" like in the Princess Bride. Instead of eating I indulge in smellories, sniffing s...
by Hunter Gatherer
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Wanted: No S Diet Cover Girl
Replies: 13
Views: 11584

I'm guessing it's a women's magazine since you're not asking for a cover boy? I'm surprised the cheapskates aren't throwing in pictures just to get a free copy of the book (with soon-to-be-famous autograph). Free signed copy of the book (and my eternal gratitude) to whoever submits photos. And if Ja...
by Hunter Gatherer
Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hi Everybody!
Replies: 3
Views: 2173

Welcome!
Hope to see you around! We're glad to help with suggestions, encouragement and to just be a listening ear (reading eye?) if you need one.
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: It's a darn bumpy wagon!
Replies: 4
Views: 2949

It's true that you can put some fruit on your plate and save it for last. But I don't know if it's a good idea to think of it as dessert.
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S "mods" (add yours!)
Replies: 167
Views: 200538

I like to take only an S-day and a half (Saturday and the part of Friday that I am not at work). Since I am still not quite past the "go crazy on S-days" phase this helps out a little and gives me Sunday to recover before I have to face the world.
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cake at work and other disasters
Replies: 14
Views: 5801

I help out passing out the cake, and just don't give myself any.
by Hunter Gatherer
Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What does everyone eat for lunch?
Replies: 24
Views: 8978

A big juicy cheeseburger is just fine. Sometimes my lunch is a meal deal from chain restaurant X. However, I have been on a very minimalist track recently due to circumstances and it has helped me get past a platau I was on for a while. The great thing about this plan is its flexibility. People choo...
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My first day of No S!
Replies: 16
Views: 5690

Welcome Jesse! Good to have you around!

Taking things home is a good way to do it. People don't feel bad because you refused their love (in the form of food) but you get to control when and where you eat. Plus, you defuse the deprived feelings you might otherwise get.
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 15-20lbs to lose
Replies: 22
Views: 19083

I take kind of a s-day and a half. My s-days are Friday and Saturday. (Sometimes I move it back to the original if there's a church function or something.) But during the workday of Friday I treat it like an n-day and then Friday evening and Saturday I do whatever. I am very familiar with the "If yo...
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What does everyone eat for lunch?
Replies: 24
Views: 8978

Lately I've been eating a quesadilla (2 corn tortillas and a small handful of cheese) and a cup of no sugar added applesauce.
by Hunter Gatherer
Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ice Cream Sandwich
Replies: 6
Views: 3198

Sorry, I have an irrational fear of cool-whip. Plus, I love my calories. Why would I want to waste an S-day on fake food? Ice cream is a close cousin to the nectar of the gods. Ice cream!

And these are chocolate graham crackers.
by Hunter Gatherer
Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 15-20lbs to lose
Replies: 22
Views: 19083

I have lost about 35 pounds in almost two years on No-S (and still headed downward). Of course, from what I've heard, when you have a lot to lose the first part comes off fast and the lower amounts take forever. So since you are closer to your weight goal it might take you longer. Or maybe you exerc...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ice Cream Sandwich
Replies: 6
Views: 3198

Ice Cream Sandwich

This is sort-of from the department of duh, but I only figured it out recently. Take some chocolate graham crackers and a tub of ice-cream. Break a cracker in half, or use two whole ones or fourths, whatever size you want. Then scoop ice cream and sandwich it between the crackers. Voila! An ice-crea...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New with a question...
Replies: 4
Views: 1873

I think KCCC has good advice. Add more real protien so that you don't have to supplement. If you're going to have chocolate have the good kind (or at least the enjoyable kind). I'm sure that somewhere they sell protein in pill form (ew) and you could switch to something like that (which wouldn't be ...
by Hunter Gatherer
Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello all...
Replies: 6
Views: 2324

Welcome and good luck!

You will love the freedom you feel while still developing habits!
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Quick Update
Replies: 3
Views: 1664

Good for you! 25# in one year is great!

And remember that taking things slow is fine. As long as you are aware of a problem (like snacking) and also know how to beat it (Habit! Rah!) you will beat it eventually.

You can also think of it as setting a good example for your children.
by Hunter Gatherer
Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help I've fallen...
Replies: 6
Views: 2517

If you think a paper calender is a good idea you might find a special pen/marker to cross out the days or, as Savita said, stickers. As a teacher I am sure you know just how inspiring stickers can be, and not just for the little ones. Older kids love stickers too, and we're all kids at heart. I stil...
by Hunter Gatherer
Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Need To Come Back to No-S!
Replies: 14
Views: 5501

Welcome back Jan! Don't beat yourself up! You are always welcome. We all come and go here, sometimes for good reasons (feel confident and don't need as much support and therefore don't check in as often) or bad reasons (too guilty to admit to a week of cheescake and ice-cream dinners) or even random...
by Hunter Gatherer
Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hi, I'm new here
Replies: 5
Views: 2338

I dunno, sometimes you just want something squidgy and gross. Something nostalgic and chem-tacular, like those pink "Snowballs" or a completely artificial grape popsicle. But yes, for the most part quality becomes more important when the quantity goes down. Plus, as mentioned on this board before, w...
by Hunter Gatherer
Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Yay me!
Replies: 4
Views: 3278

Thanks guys! I also owe it to all the awsome posters who helped encourage me when I was just getting started (and continually to this day). This board is a great resource for that. I don't check in as much anymore but still I feel supported and loved. When I do check in I try to encourage other peop...
by Hunter Gatherer
Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Yay me!
Replies: 4
Views: 3278

Yay me!

So I was stuck for a long time just above a nice round number (about 30 pounds lower than my starting weight). I recently hopped on the scale and found that I was five pounds below my nice round number and can now start lusting after the next nice round number. Thank you Reinhard! After almost 2 yea...
by Hunter Gatherer
Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ok, back for the umpteenth time!! **dodges tomatoes**
Replies: 12
Views: 4432

Welcome back! Of course we still have free do-overs! That's why we are here. Support, support, support!
by Hunter Gatherer
Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Out of Control S days-- help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 2158

A little bit of out of control is okay, especially at first. As long as your N-days are strict you will still be going the right direction, especially if you are aware of the problem. Sometimes it is just your body and mind not being in synch. Give yourself some time to catch up and eventually thing...
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Share Recipes!
Replies: 3
Views: 1963

Share Recipes!

Okay guys and gals! We all know that this is one of the few diets where you are permitted to love food! Share some of your recipes: good, bad, and weird! I will kick things off with my fruit salad (with mystery ingredient!). I think the Breakfast topic is what got me thinking about this. Fruit Salad...
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to enjoy S days?
Replies: 5
Views: 2296

Yes, planning a treat is a good idea. Make it a good one- Godiva Ice Cream or an expensive pastry, although "good" is subjective here.... nostalgia is tasty too- get something completely chem-tacular like those coconut covered snowballs, something that makes your body cry out "stop trying to preserv...
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 29
Views: 10799

You are making me jealous of your virtuous breakfast! Smoothie and toast with peanutbutter or jam or clotted cream or butter Fruit and leftovers (anything from a sandwich made from hummus and turkey cutlet to pizza rolls left sitting out all night) Cereal Oatmeal with applesauce as part of the moist...
by Hunter Gatherer
Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal Habit Calendar (Alpha)
Replies: 95
Views: 160127

Sick days are S-days. Injury counts as sickness. (If you are injured enough.)
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Need Your Help Guys!
Replies: 8
Views: 3257

Welcome back! If you want to be all highschoolerish you could even write "No-S" on your hand. And whenever you see that hand reaching for something you will also see a reminder of what you're trying to do. And brush your teeth! It gets the food taste out and makes everything all fresh and clean. The...
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Lost cause
Replies: 9
Views: 3637

What Reinhard said about breaking up red with green is true. Think of it this way- you start off all red (except for s-days: it is impossible to fail on s-days). Even if you start off super-slow, say one green day a month, that's still a big improvement. Step it up to one green day a week and it bec...
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie!
Replies: 8
Views: 3041

Welcome!

Yes, the weekend motivator is great. Even when you start off Monday going "Only five more days....." (And that has happened to me occasionally.) Five days is a do-able distance!
by Hunter Gatherer
Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Granularity
Replies: 3
Views: 7384

I too use JOT for breaking down resistance. I just resist doing fun stuff (like art) sometimes when it seems huge and overwhelming. But I think I was overusing it for stuff that I already knew how to break down for a short time there. It has been a big help with work related stuff and other things I...