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by anndelise
Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal version 2
Replies: 18
Views: 42666

I love the table view. Upon seeing it for the first time I got all sorts of excited. This morning I made one that I could print off for October's goals. Your habitcals have totally changed my 'to do' lists. The goals I set for myself are now more geared to developing a habit instead of just a final ...
by anndelise
Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: anndelise's monthly check in
Replies: 1
Views: 2116

anndelise's monthly check in

September 2008 results: No S-ing: 19 green days (counting today as green day as there's no reason it would become a red day) 9 yellow days 2 red days No Entertainment w/ Food: 16 green days (more likely for today to be a green day if I already count it as one...due to being too lazy to want to edit...
by anndelise
Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S-ing and trying out New Foods
Replies: 17
Views: 8073

So, all my daughter and I got this evening was 1 1/2 patties of tuna on a wee bit of lettuce. Honeslty, that doesn't sound like a very satisfying meal, as you go along you will get an idea of how much food you need to last meal I wouldn't worry about it too much! Had the eggplant been ok, then most...
by anndelise
Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S-ing and trying out New Foods
Replies: 17
Views: 8073

The book I had suggested slicing the eggplant into 1/2"-1" slices, brushing lemon juice on the slices to prevent browning, and then spread course salt over them to help reduce the bitterness. Leaving the salt on for an hour. Then rinse the salt off. (Alternatively letting the slices soak in cold wat...
by anndelise
Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S-ing and trying out New Foods
Replies: 17
Views: 8073

No S-ing and trying out New Foods

There's a company here that delivers each week fresh fruit/veg from local farms. Yesterday was my first bin. Amongst all the cool fruits and veggies was an eggplant. I'd never had eggplant before. And since my book has it listed as a food that should be eaten within 2-3 days of picking, that was the...
by anndelise
Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Looking for an S word that means 'pre-processed foods'
Replies: 29
Views: 9898

I agree. I know a number of people who think its animal products and/or added fats, but more and more I believe it's a lot more related to chemical additives and such. Having said that, I think factory-farmed animal products may indeed be hazardous to our health. Grass-fed, free range organic anima...
by anndelise
Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 85% Cocoa Extra Dark Chocolate
Replies: 28
Views: 11834

i realize this is a slightly older thread, but I'll post anyways. most companies that make the 85% or higher dark chocolates usually suggest a person start out with 65% then move up to 72% then up to the 85% +. They also suggest taking small small bites and letting that piece rest on your tongue as ...
by anndelise
Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:58 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Looking for an S word that means 'pre-processed foods'
Replies: 29
Views: 9898

marygrace wrote:Synthetic? = fake, processed, etc.
ooh, that's a good one too!
"Sin-thetic" :wink:

Wow, ok, so we've got, in no particular order...
pseudo-foods
simulated foods
synthetic foods
simulacra

hmm, they each add their own twist to the concept
by anndelise
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Instead of Eating to Diet...
Replies: 6
Views: 4237

Re: Instead of Eating to Diet...

Thanks for posting that, Wosnes. The article says that "Sales of organic foods have surged". Is that still true now, does anyone know? In the UK sales of organic food have fallen over the past few months as a result of the "credit crunch". I'm currently in the process of switching to organic foods,...
by anndelise
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Looking for an S word that means 'pre-processed foods'
Replies: 29
Views: 9898

So while you would probably want to limit or eliminate fast foods, you can eat the Southwestern foods you like and just follow the principles. Funnily enough, this afternoon I was in town doing some errands, had my brother with me. We live in the northwest now, but ran into a new southwestern/local...
by anndelise
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Looking for an S word that means 'pre-processed foods'
Replies: 29
Views: 9898

simulacra. As in: According to Greek mythology, the food in the underworld, Hades, looks beautiful and tempting; but when you bite into it, it tastes like dust. And then you have to stay in the underworld forever. Modern fake food has always seemed a little analogous to this to me, trick- ing the a...
by anndelise
Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Looking for an S word that means 'pre-processed foods'
Replies: 29
Views: 9898

jammin jan, 'simulated' fits the S part, without the ps spelling nor the 'sh' sound. Now that someone's voted for it, I'll keep it in the running. :) psuedo foods and simulated foods are currently the top two choices I have. I just can't get past the sh sound of shadow and sham. It's really great to...
by anndelise
Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Looking for an S word that means 'pre-processed foods'
Replies: 29
Views: 9898

Recently I realized that there's a direct correlation between the amount of overly refined and processed convenience foods (not to mention fast and junk foods) we eat and our increasing weight and decreasing levels of health. Since 1900, the more foods the food industry has created to make cooking ...
by anndelise
Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Looking for an S word that means 'pre-processed foods'
Replies: 29
Views: 9898

It's just something I'm working towards, it'll take me at least 1/2 a year or a year before I'm reading to make it full on S thing. But we are making better food choices now. And I'm finally learning how to cook, plan meals, etc. I figure I may as well learn a nutritious way since I'm just beginning...
by anndelise
Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Looking for an S word that means 'pre-processed foods'
Replies: 29
Views: 9898

Well, it's not really an "s", but an "s" sound: pseudo-foods ooh, i like that. i was initially partial to "shadow foods", but it had the "sh" sound which didn't fit too well with No S. For some reason my mind can accept the "ps" spelling easier than the "sh" sound, lol. I'm writing that on my list ...
by anndelise
Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Looking for an S word that means 'pre-processed foods'
Replies: 29
Views: 9898

Looking for an S word that means 'pre-processed foods'

If you've read any of my previous posts, then you'll know that I'm working on nutrition while using No S as the overall meal framework. My nutrition goals are to eat more natural and whole foods. Pre-processed foods would be my 4th S. I'm looking for an S word to match that goal. Some of the words I...
by anndelise
Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 839
Views: 683564

21 days now. The first week showed -1.2 lbs total. The second week showed -2 lbs total. The third week showed -3.9 lbs total. (This is based on the moving average and not that day's scale weight.) The first two weeks was only No S efforts. The third week I began working on our nutrition by including...
by anndelise
Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: That sweater! Thankg God for that sweater!
Replies: 4
Views: 4448

I was recently wondering if the sweater actually did anything useful.
I guess you just answered my question...the hard way. :wink:
by anndelise
Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: gained weight
Replies: 15
Views: 6917

Re: re weight gain

Thanks for your reply. I must admit even though I am easily sticking to the no S days correctly, I am eating a lot on S days as I haven't had sweet foods for so long on Atkins that I crave them so much. I also like feeling that I am not ruled by food as much as before so I will stick to the no S di...
by anndelise
Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone here know someone with OCD, schizophrenia, Asperger's
Replies: 6
Views: 7357

how's the book's info working out for you? one other thing that can be mentioned, there ARE programs you can get her on (at least in the usa); Unfortunately, some of these may fail if your husband has power of attorney over her. * is she on social security disability? if not, get her signed up for i...
by anndelise
Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove supplement: Chin up bar
Replies: 9
Views: 13397

My laundry room is separated from the kitchen by a walkway type set up. A couple of years ago I had my bf buy a bar that he cut down to the proper length, and purchase some of those closet hanger bar thingies. You know that bar that you hang your clothes on? They are usually held up by some u shaped...
by anndelise
Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fulfilling Unknown Needs vs "Self Sabotaging"
Replies: 10
Views: 5943

KCCC Yes it is hard to make good choices when we're stressed. Thankfully that is where habitual behavior can be a help (though it can also be a hindrance). It's also information. When we're under stress and we revert to some previous behavior, it shows us what types of situations our preferred beha...
by anndelise
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fulfilling Unknown Needs vs "Self Sabotaging"
Replies: 10
Views: 5943

Fulfilling Unknown Needs vs "Self Sabotaging"

I'm going to go out on a limb here, and I'm sorry if what I say offends anyone, I'm not trying to criticize nor belittle anything, only trying to offer an alternative point of view. If you want to read the summary instead of the whole post, then feel free to scroll down to the last two lines. Also, ...
by anndelise
Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:28 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone developed RSI from shovelglove?
Replies: 6
Views: 5654

I've had carpal tunnel syndrome for about 15 years now or so. It went downhill pretty fast. Lately though I've noticed that my weight affects it as well. The point where I reached over 190lbs (5'3.5" height) was the point when i couldn't go a single night without numb arms and a constant 'sweet' pai...
by anndelise
Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: just found diet--why all the diet food
Replies: 27
Views: 10219

Re: just found diet--why all the diet food

I just found the diet book at my local bookstore and was pretty excited about it until I started reading these posts. Several people have posted there menu plans and there seems to be a lot of diet foods like lean cuisine and fiberOne cereal. Why? From what I've read the no s diet allows anything e...
by anndelise
Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Water as a snack.....
Replies: 7
Views: 4460

I'm actually a big fan of just clean water. I drink a LOT of water already and don't particularly like drinking sodas, juice, tea, coffee, etc. But my other half won't drink water, he's always got a cup of coffee, tea, or soda with him. And my daughter prefers sodas and juice or herbal tea if she ca...
by anndelise
Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: OMG -- I fell off the wagon!!
Replies: 11
Views: 6343

I can sorta relate. Yesterday was a horrible day. I threw up in the dentist's chair while he was prepping my tooth for a cap. But I couldn't go home after the appointment because I only get into town once a week or so and i had to do some shopping. So I wound up running around town in an oven (can't...
by anndelise
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Looking forwards to NoS days
Replies: 6
Views: 4203

One thing I'd add is to make the S foods worthwhile. agreed, which is why we each sat down to figure out what we each really really wanted before we bought anything. I happen to like the two bite brownies. I don't remember the brand name, but it's not the cheapy cheapy stuff. And I've yet to find a...
by anndelise
Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: H2Orange-- A STRATEGY TO AVOID URGE FOR SNACKS
Replies: 60
Views: 137437

Re: Increase your water intake with H2Orange!

I'm still going strong using my H2Orange as a way to get plenty of water in and to stave off hunger. Since a number of readers lately have been discussing various types of flavored water, I'm bringing this thread to the front again. I know a lot of newbies are out there and I love to share this ide...
by anndelise
Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Looking forwards to NoS days
Replies: 6
Views: 4203

Looking forwards to NoS days

First, I admit that I'm brand new to the No S Diet. I found out about it while looking for books on amazon the Saturday before last. Sunday I sorta tested out what it might be like, and this past week we had our first No S week. Monday thru Friday we stuck with the rules (except monday morning when ...
by anndelise
Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Metromint water- make your own knock off
Replies: 12
Views: 14822

Oh that is is horrible! I am so sorry that did not work. I have to admit I have not tried chocolate yet. I can tell you the orange, lemon and mint extracts have been wonderful. I am going to try almond next. You might want to try chocolate mint Metrowater- it could be you won't like that either. I ...
by anndelise
Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Metromint water- make your own knock off
Replies: 12
Views: 14822

I was really excited when I read this thread. I finally found some chocolate extract type stuff at one of the local grocery stores. Daughter and I made some chocolate mint water… And gagged. That was some horrible tasting water. We couldn't get the taste out of our mouths the rest of the day, even...
by anndelise
Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I wish...
Replies: 27
Views: 10903

Here's an idea regarding the permasnacking... I don't know if you do this, but it seems to be part of most permasnacking habits... My daughter loves to snack, grabbing up anything anytime she's on the computer or reading a book. We could have just barely finished a meal that has our tummy's packed.....
by anndelise
Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: salt/water/waste weight - simple explanation
Replies: 10
Views: 5108

oops, i just saw that this thread's turned into being about anorexia, so now my previous post doesn't quite fit in anymore, lol. :oops:
by anndelise
Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: salt/water/waste weight - simple explanation
Replies: 10
Views: 5108

I'm posting this here because this thread refers to using the scale as a tool. One of the best ways of using the scale as a tool is to ignore the daily up and down differences and look at the overall trend. An excellent program for this is the "Hacker's Diet" tracker. The tracker is a web based prog...