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by Merry
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reflections on No-S and BLE
Replies: 14
Views: 2454

Re: Reflections on No-S and BLE

(a) The ratio of marketing hype to usable info is much inflated. Thanks so much for posting about this! A friend's husband (no longer local to me but I knew them years ago) lost a ton of weight (150 lbs. in about 9 months) doing BLE, so I have been curious. I did notice the overlap and also that it...
by Merry
Fri May 11, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3908
Views: 1234149

lpearlmom wrote:Hehe Merry. Just so you know, she had me keep my bra on. It was all very professional and I highly recommend it.
:lol:
by Merry
Thu May 10, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3908
Views: 1234149

I remember buying a fancy bra (to wear a fancy dress for a wedding) not long after I got out of high school. I can't remember why in heaven's name a girl friend (whom I still know) came into the dressing room with the sales woman and me, but when the salesperson was shifting my tatas around in the ...
by Merry
Wed May 09, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3908
Views: 1234149

lpearlmom wrote:Was my birthday today
Happy Belated Birthday!
by Merry
Wed May 09, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How Do You Eat On S Days?
Replies: 12
Views: 3780

It took me over 2 years to decide I'd really prefer meals on S days to "grazing." Eating whatever, whenever, was so ingrained for me that even the thought of not allowing S days to be that way seemed too constraining. I tend to rebel when that happens, so I focused on just setting up, establishing, ...
by Merry
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 30923

I've been crazy busy with work lately but am still keeping on and will check in from time to time!
by Merry
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reinhard’s ‘Training wheels’ metaphor
Replies: 6
Views: 2879

I think no training wheels means that we eventually learn moderation *most* of the time. That doesn't mean S days become N days--there are still rewards on S days. But it means we don't go all crazy and binge-eat everything we want just because it's an S day--it means, hopefully, eventually, we calm...
by Merry
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What did/do you take seconds of?
Replies: 16
Views: 5661

Yeah, not the veggies usually (unless there's something special about them--I remember being at a friend's house and her roasted asparagus was so delicious I had seconds! Or if there's a really good dip for raw veggies--things like that). Definitely breads, desserts, casseroles (I noticed the tempta...
by Merry
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Good Reminder! I really love this!
Replies: 4
Views: 2480

Great post!
by Merry
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: February Challenge
Replies: 39
Views: 10501

I'm calling today a 'near miss' - my inner toddler was definitely out and I almost caved and ate some leftover delicious chocolate I bought last weekend. Especially as my husband was sat next to me munching on sweets! :evil: Fortunately though despite his evil ways he did not enable me at all (he k...
by Merry
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 248
Views: 108058

Absolutely agreeing with Oolala here, and welcome back Marina!

I don't know if you have the No-S book, but Reinhard specifically says that dr. recommendations are fully sanctioned (as if you need them to be!) Keep following his guidelines. It sounds like you are making positive and healthy changes.
by Merry
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: February Challenge
Replies: 39
Views: 10501

ds's birthday today, oreo cake!
by Merry
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: February Challenge
Replies: 39
Views: 10501

ugh, kids & I are sick this week! At least there's been Olympics to watch.
by Merry
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting tomorrow and wanted to say hi
Replies: 6
Views: 3256

Welcome! Hope you are having a good week!
by Merry
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lilybug's check-in
Replies: 110
Views: 36837

Good to see you again :-)
by Merry
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 629
Views: 79524

Seems only fair--after all, you did BUY the bunny for today! Glad you enjoyed it :-)
by Merry
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Selcazare
Replies: 22
Views: 7371

Great review! Awesome to have peace of mind around food AND losses too.
by Merry
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: unused fitness media/stuff
Replies: 29
Views: 8552

Octavia wrote: I still do Callan’s stomach crunches. They work.
Are they different from regular stomach crunches?

I think no exercise is wasted and is good for the body (healthy for the heart etc...), so I vote it wasn't wasted!
by Merry
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: February Challenge
Replies: 39
Views: 10501

Selcazare wrote:I am in! Two red days in January so I'd like to do better this month.
Here's to having a good February!
by Merry
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: unused fitness media/stuff
Replies: 29
Views: 8552

Wow, you're ambitious to even think about being a trainer! I do know a gal local to here who was working towards becoming a trainer--yes, a lot of work! Me, I know my limits. I tried the TWO once or twice, but yeah...not my thang! BWO is right up my alley! I focused on learning that one really well ...
by Merry
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Enjoy the day!
Replies: 1
Views: 1375

:D
by Merry
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: February Challenge
Replies: 39
Views: 10501

oolala53 wrote:But I didn't eat over it... :wink:
LOL! :lol: :lol:
by Merry
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to lose weight--according to economists
Replies: 2
Views: 2256

LOL about the boring part--"dietary defaults" might fall into that category (though I like to think of it as consistent or habitual rather than boring--if I was truly bored of having the same thing every day for breakfast, I'd stop! But I look forward to it!)
by Merry
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 12517

freeandeasy wrote:Woop woop, dropped 5.6 pounds this month, YAY!!
Congrats on the weight loss and on going back to no sugar on N days!
by Merry
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Strawberry Roan's 2018 Check In
Replies: 41
Views: 11541

Happy February!
by Merry
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 577811

Imogen Morley wrote:For someone with a history of binge eating and WTH effect kicking in every time an unplanned morsel crosses my lips, that's actually a kind of a victory.
YES! Good for you, this is definitely a victory!
by Merry
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 559
Views: 81718

I am having that sabotage moment where you meet a major goal (great A1c bloodwork), and therefore you feel that you are done and can eat whatever. I have complied with No S pretty well since October, and suddenly I found myself thinking of having a second plate of pasta tonight. I shorted myself on...
by Merry
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 629
Views: 79524

I’m really pleased with how my N days are going. I feel I’m learning to eat moderately and am genuinely gaining new habits. I no longer feel so addicted and hopeless. I actually seem to have normal willpower. Just served daughter a chocolate pudding with melting centre plus fresh vanilla custar...
by Merry
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 147750

LOL, good to know! I think I've "adjusted" to the coffee this way (ie, I "like" it but don't "love" it.) It's kind of hard imagining getting to the point where I wouldn't like it with sugar, LOL! Maybe I will though! And I just realized--I only had one NWS day last month! That's a first! I didn't ev...
by Merry
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: unused fitness media/stuff
Replies: 29
Views: 8552

LOL! You might be able to sell the DVD's on Ebay. Sell them together as a "lot" to make it worth your time.

(Do you still use the T-tapp ones? I'm curious what you have, LOL! I only do the Basic which I really find helps me with back issues.)
by Merry
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: February Challenge
Replies: 39
Views: 10501

Thanks for getting us started, Ginger! :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :mrgreen: :) :mrgreen: :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) 10 :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :mrgreen: :) :mrgreen: :) :) 20 21 22 :) 24 :) 26 27 28 Last month I got away with only doing one NWS day, but with my son's birthd...
by Merry
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: February Challenge
Replies: 39
Views: 10501

oolala53 wrote:I'm trying to use your calendar, milliem.
If you delete the "quote bracket" sections at the beginning and ending of what you copied, you'll be able to use her calendar without it saying it's her calendar.

I'm rooting for you to have a full month of check-ins!
by Merry
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: February Challenge
Replies: 39
Views: 10501

Ooh, I'll join you. Want to keep the momentum going after only one red in January. Wow, that's a great track record in January! I'm going on holiday for a week from the 10th. I don't really want all the days to be s days, but I also don't want to be disappointed if they are. So I'm going to treat a...
by Merry
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: February Challenge
Replies: 39
Views: 10501

milliem wrote:I'm in! Any improvement is great gingerpie :)

January's goal was to get a 21 day streak which I achieved, and I managed about 90% compliance.
Wow, Millie, that's awesome!
by Merry
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: February Challenge
Replies: 39
Views: 10501

Re: February Challenge

gingerpie wrote:Are we doing a February challenge? I managed to squeeze out 67% (68 if I round up 😉 ) compliance in January. Not great but better than December's. I'm confident I can log an improvement in February.
Go Ginger! And hey, improvement over December is a good thing :-).
by Merry
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: January Challenge
Replies: 32
Views: 8461

Finish strong, everyone!
by Merry
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 147750

January has been crazy busy here! Looks like it will end up a gold medal month with no reds though, and 16 walking/workout days, so that's good. And down a pound, yay! I'm just into that "overweight" category, and looking forward to being more "established" there rather than bouncing back & forth to...
by Merry
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Where'd you get that?
Replies: 2
Views: 1950

Re: Where'd you get that?

oolala53 wrote: So let's assume there will be no famine and eat accordingly. :wink:
LOL, yes! "Respect Moderation" has been a little mantra I've said to myself lately. I don't need to get all piggy. Moderation is a good thing.
by Merry
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to stop failing
Replies: 11
Views: 4532

Re: How to stop failing

Why do I keep doing what I know makes me feel bad? I think this particular thought is key to changing behavior. This is an excellent question. I would encourage you to journal on this question, but turn it around. How do you feel when you over-indulge--how does it make you feel physically, mentally...
by Merry
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: i need helpp
Replies: 4
Views: 2752

Good questions from others! I do think it's good to take a closer look at habits and see what you might be able to tweak (if needed). Sometimes it's just a matter of backing off slightly on plate size. If you regularly feel "stuffed," you may need a slightly smaller or less-full plate so that you ar...
by Merry
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 1 week of my No-S Diet
Replies: 5
Views: 2692

Welcome!
by Merry
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "There and Back Again..."
Replies: 6
Views: 2699

I think most of us have been there! I finally came to the point where I realized that yo-yo dieting wasn't working, and only sustainable, changed habits would really "work." Losing alone isn't enough--it has to be maintainable, or like you said, you just end up back where you started. Wishing you th...
by Merry
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back... again LOL
Replies: 8
Views: 3576

Welcome back!
by Merry
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sugar Addiction or habit that can be changed?
Replies: 9
Views: 4116

I think only you can answer for you. For me--I wasn't (and still am not) willing to just drop all sugar (or even most sugar). But I realized that not having sweets 5 days a week was going to be a significant drop in sugar and would be much healthier for me. I found that saying, "Not now, but you can...
by Merry
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 30923

Yes, oolala, you're so right. I tell myself that WW is the only thing that really works for me (for the amount I'd like to lose anyway) and I've done it before, more than once. But I know that the weight doesn't stay off, because it really is a diet mentality that WW promotes, even though they try ...
by Merry
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: January Challenge
Replies: 32
Views: 8461

By the way, I want to ask ... can you have more than two coffees with milk per day? I usually take one in the morning when I get up (very early) and have breakfast three hours later. And today I have taken another one in the middle of the afternoon, but perhaps if I had taken another one that hour ...
by Merry
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 142444

Other sources imply that the holiday gain is never lost, but I wonder about their data gathering. I could believe that. Before I was No-S-ing, I know that some of my holiday gain each year was never lost. I'd gain some at Thanksgiving, some at Christmas, some at Easter... some would come off but a ...
by Merry
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FreeandEasy's 2018 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 12517

I hope you have a great 2018 and that you'll check in on the 2018 challenge thread too!
by Merry
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 516108

Congrats on the great achievement!
by Merry
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 30923

Yes please. I remember committing to the 2017 year challenge thinking that it seemed like such a long time to commit to, but really wanting to do it nevertheless. Well the year just whizzed by! I have maintained my weight loss for the past 4 months or so and while I would like to gradually lose a l...
by Merry
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 30923

I'm in, too. I maintained in 2017 after 25 pounds lost in 2016 with probably 60% compliance. Now onward to addressing afternoon snacking and I hope, getting out of the obese range. So close! Rose Rose, we're like twins! I lost about 22 lbs. in 2016, and mostly maintained in 2017 (lost 5 or so more)...
by Merry
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 30923

oolala53 wrote:AND commit to SOMETIMES on S days. That last part can be the trickiest.
:lol: understatement of the year! (Of course, the year is only 3 days old...)

Maybe someday I'll learn this though!
by Merry
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: from senseless to savoring
Replies: 16
Views: 6416

The Kondo method is to hold each item in your hands and wait to feel a little spark of joy or love for the item. Keep only the items you feel it for. I couldn't get past that, so I probably shouldn't even be commenting. I'm sorry . . . but this is cracking me up!! If I did this I would have nothing...
by Merry
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 147750

Hello 2018! December was pretty good, 14 days of walking/exercise but 3 red days so no medal. Small fails rather than big ones, but those do add up. I think in 2018 I want to try to remember that. I think I "pushed the envelope" a lot in 2017--maybe I'm letting bad habits slowly creep in? I'm going ...
by Merry
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sonya's checkin
Replies: 605
Views: 350933

Happy New Year, and safe travels! Don't sweat any weight gain while with family--there are appropriate times of feasting too :-).
by Merry
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 170226

Hope you feel better soon!
by Merry
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check in This_is_it
Replies: 81
Views: 31702

Good for you, glad to see you :-)
by Merry
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: January Challenge
Replies: 32
Views: 8461

Yeah, let's start this month off right! (And I need something to focus on besides how cold it is outside right now! It warmed up to -1 today! BRRRR!) :arrow: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :mrgreen: :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :mrgreen: :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ...
by Merry
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: from senseless to savoring
Replies: 16
Views: 6416

Re: from senseless to savoring

Welcome to No S, savor! [ "That's where I learned about Marie Kondo for one thing. Kon Mari also worked for me; I cleaned out my closet and dressers 4 years ago, and I'm pleased to say that all of my clothes are still folded neatly and filed away tidily."] When I got tired of my son's folded clean ...
by Merry
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 30923

Way to go, Ginger! Keep it up!

(BTW, have you ever read Ginger Pye? Every time I see your name, I think of that! My kids loved that book!)

ANYWAY...I'm with you for 2018!
by Merry
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Crystal's Daily Check In
Replies: 246
Views: 63100

Crystal wrote:What do they say about how to eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Probably not the best analogy coming from a vegetarian on a diet.
:lol: Ha! This cracked me up!

Great year, and I hope you continue to do well in 2018!
by Merry
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 142444

Wow, great job! Thanks for the post :-)
by Merry
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 159820

woo-hoo! Great year everyone--let's do this again for 2018!
by Merry
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: from senseless to savoring
Replies: 16
Views: 6416

Welcome! (Love your screen name!) New Year's Day is a great time to join. You can use anything you like as a check-in thread. Most people post their check-ins in the other forum: https://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewforum.php?f=8 I hear you on yo-yo dieting--and No-S is a great way to stop that trend ...
by Merry
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 279
Views: 58128

Happy New Year! Intuitive Eating didn't work for me for the same reason!
by Merry
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 9
Views: 3999

Happy New Year!

Happy 2018 everyone! Here's to a great year of sustainable habits and enjoying food in moderation!
by Merry
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: love the new colors
Replies: 5
Views: 3124

Maybe I have a poor memory?! I think it's the same as it has been for me. Blue border around the post categories, and posts alternate between a light blue-gray and a lighter gray shade. Maybe something was enabled for a specific browser or type of device? (I'm always amazed at how much programming s...
by Merry
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 147750

Thanks! :)
by Merry
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: love the new colors
Replies: 5
Views: 3124

There are new colors?
by Merry
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 248
Views: 108058

So, for me.....Why am I back? It boils down to a version of what Oolala says.....No S is hard, but Weight Watchers is harder!! AND, I don't want the how to occupy so much of my thoughts and time. Enough is enough! Welcome back! Yup--this is it exactly. I never did WW, but did other methods of count...
by Merry
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: December Challenge
Replies: 33
Views: 8936

Three reds, this is my worst December yet, LOL! At least they were little fails (but kinda silly then, too!)
by Merry
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 516108

Oh I'm so sorry to read this, IC.
by Merry
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom’s Journey
Replies: 30
Views: 9042

Re: Tobiasmom’s Journey

I'm with you, this really IS for life :-). I do love how freeing No-S is! This morning I woke up after a week of “bad†holiday eating I prefer to think of it as celebrating. It's okay to celebrate. It's not how I usually eat--it's special and it's okay to enjoy it. (More than okay--it's a joyful ...
by Merry
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: December Challenge
Replies: 33
Views: 8936

Felt good to get back to GREEN today!
by Merry
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: December Challenge
Replies: 33
Views: 8936

Tracey, I hope you feel better soon.
by Merry
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: December Challenge
Replies: 33
Views: 8936

oolala53 wrote:I'd forgotten.

Onwards! 6.5 days of December left.
LOL, I forget that my days are "different" than everyone else's when I post like that too!

Looking forward to the New Year!
by Merry
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Only have a minute to exercise? Here's the system for you!
Replies: 15
Views: 6419

I'll have to check these out sometime. Everytime I see this, I think, how can 1 minute of anything make any difference?!
by Merry
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: December Challenge
Replies: 33
Views: 8936

oolala53 wrote:But wasn't bacon brownie day an S day?

Merry Christmas, everyone, and pleasurable eating!
Sorry for the confusion--I do Fridays instead of Saturdays for my first S day, and brownies were on Saturday!

Merry Christmas!
by Merry
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 147750

Well, the breakfast casserole is made and ready to bake tomorrow morning. And we'll do a roast in the crock pot for dinner. Had everything wrapped the 23rd, so today I just enjoyed a lovely evening of carols and scripture reading, lots of candles and lights at church, and then a Christmas movie with...
by Merry
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3908
Views: 1234149

Happy Holidays, Linda!
by Merry
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 279
Views: 58128

Merry Christmas!
by Merry
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: December Challenge
Replies: 33
Views: 8936

Well, ds wanted to learn how to make bacon brownies today...red day here!

On the positive side, I got everything wrapped & I am indeed ready for Christmas!
by Merry
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just joined
Replies: 17
Views: 6197

I think your analysis is right on--a week of eating in a restaurant daily would (and has) made me gain 5 lbs, and most of that is just the salt/water retention. It usually takes me a week or two back at home and normal routines to come back to normal. But the good part is that you're laying a solid ...
by Merry
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: December Challenge
Replies: 33
Views: 8936

oolala53 wrote: I had already had breakfast but when I found that I was going to have to leave my car, it popped into my head to stop for a snack. I was lucky that it prompted amusement rather than resentment.
LOL, I LOVE this! :D
by Merry
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 159820

Cool!
by Merry
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just joined
Replies: 17
Views: 6197

Great start, Bob!
by Merry
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: December Challenge
Replies: 33
Views: 8936

Well, yesterday was a red day that snowballed, LOL! But today was back on track. Christmas is coming faster than I can blink and I'm still working on our Christmas letter, LOL! How's the month shaping up for everyone else? Hang in there!
by Merry
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 159820

It's all very vague, because I'm afraid to weigh myself, but I'm pretty sure that I haven't lost much weight since starting No-S. I FEEL very much better, though, and not just emotionally--my clothes are all size 12s, but they fit and I don't have to be scared that a run through the dryer will have...
by Merry
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 629
Views: 79524

Congrats on your first week!
by Merry
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Heather221 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 13935

HeatherG wrote:Thanks for your support Merry. I've been reading some of the online discussions and find your 'story' very encouraging, esp. to see how sustainable you have found this.
You're welcome; I'm so glad!
by Merry
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: December Challenge
Replies: 33
Views: 8936

Finally went shopping for jeans (I had one pair that fit and two that were on the big side). Feels good to get more jeans that FIT! And I like Gloria Vanderbilt. She thinks I'm a size smaller than Rider does, LOL! :lol: Oh the mind games!
by Merry
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Heather221 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 13935

Wahoo!
by Merry
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My journey to common sense
Replies: 51
Views: 11180

Good day. The cookies were tempting but I did not eat them. Good bowl of soup for supper. I really enjoy soup. Got extra projects accomplished besides homeschooling the children. Was amazing to have a good day after a very disrupted night with a sick baby who thankfully was fine today. Wow, I'm imp...
by Merry
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Gestational diabetes???
Replies: 3
Views: 2557

My dh was prediabetic about 10 years ago, and his dr. gave him 3 months to try to turn things around or consider medication. He went to the instructional classes the nutritionists offered at the hospital on how to eat. The biggest things were counting carbs (and fruit counts because you can get a bl...
by Merry
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 393
Views: 88845

I hope today was a better day!
by Merry
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ceo418 check-in
Replies: 288
Views: 146631

ceo418 wrote:
Also, I'm getting married sometime next October.
Congratulations! And here's to new, healthier habits :-)
by Merry
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 170226

I have been reflecting some more as we approach Christmas. To add to my post on Monday, it struck me today (in the staff room mid morning as I gazed at the biscuit tin) I have never actually been tempted to give up completely on NoS. Not once. I have had temptations, I have stayed strong at times a...
by Merry
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Heather221 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 13935

I hope you're having a good week so far :-)
by Merry
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 559
Views: 81718

177# today. I intend to rack up a set of greens this week. I went back to my old standby of soup for lunch, this time curried red lentil soup that I made with lots of veggies and some chicken broth. It was delicious and good for the cold weather. In case anyone wants a recipe for some inspiration: ...