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by oolala53
Wed Dec 13, 2023 9:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2363
Views: 2526325

Re: oolala53

Wow, been almost two months. Here is something I posted on the main discussion board. I"m taking yet another course on the fine tuning of this dang "food" thing. The originator brought up an interesting idea to consider- or that's the way I would put it. She claims it as truth, and yes there is some...
by oolala53
Wed Dec 13, 2023 9:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: weight focus and "emotional" eating
Replies: 3
Views: 2646

weight focus and "emotional" eating

I"m taking yet another course on the fine tuning of this dang "food" thing. The originator brought up an interesting idea to consider- or that's the way I would put it. She claims it as truth, and yes there is some evidence, but I just don't believe it's the whole picture. Yet it's a useful idea for...
by oolala53
Tue Oct 31, 2023 7:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amerie's Check In
Replies: 40
Views: 21496

Re: Amerie's Check In

Who knew before No S that we would think getting back to a routine with such limits would be a relief! Although I tended to stick pretty close to Vanilla even on vacations, since what I could have at meals was so generous. I had been a binge sweet eater and liked life so much better without them dur...
by oolala53
Thu Oct 26, 2023 8:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 977
Views: 777898

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Hi! I'm glad I dropped in on this because I am trying to get myself to do resistance work and hearing the stories here of how it's helped is good. I can walk long distances (even though I don't all the time) but I know that as I age- just turned 70- strength will really be a benefit that goes beyond...
by oolala53
Sat Oct 21, 2023 5:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amerie's Check In
Replies: 40
Views: 21496

Re: Amerie's Check In

Hi! Even though I've had a lot of success with No S, I am still looking at the whole issue because I have other objectives now, so I have been looking at youtube at people preaching sustainability and they all emphasize that fat loss should be slow! For sustainability, fat loss, not weight loss, is ...
by oolala53
Fri Oct 20, 2023 1:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee’s 3 week push
Replies: 18
Views: 4831

Re: Nettee’s 3 week push

Sorry to be a wet blanket but I hope you are not aiming for several pounds of fat to be gone in a few weeks; there is almost no way a person can lose 3 or 4 pounds of fat in a few weeks without huge calorie deficits or starting at a very high weight. Nearly all early weight loss is water from using ...
by oolala53
Fri Oct 20, 2023 12:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's daily check in
Replies: 104
Views: 135978

Re: Deb's daily check in

Good God, I didn't see your August post until now. So sorry for those losses. Do you have the same username on Facebook? Forgive me if I have already communicated with you there and forgotten!
by oolala53
Thu Oct 19, 2023 11:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: a kind of anniversary, 15 years
Replies: 5
Views: 6668

a kind of anniversary, 15 years

I just noticed that I signed up in this community on Oct. 9 in 2008. So it's been 15 years. If I remember correctly, I had one green week before Thanksgiving and fell apart until the next summer (2009), also for about a week when I was at a workshop for teachers out of town with a dining hall. Didn'...
by oolala53
Thu Oct 19, 2023 11:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2363
Views: 2526325

Re: oolala53

Pizza gone. It was a brand called Freschetta and gotta say for my purposes- l love thick dough- it was the best pizza I've ever had, bar none. But Trader Joe's used to sell bread dough that was pretty good so I might get that and make my own on S days only, if they carry it. It would make a smaller ...
by oolala53
Fri Oct 13, 2023 5:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 681
Views: 779422

Re: ladybird's check in

Glad you got a good walk in! Eating seems to be humming along.
by oolala53
Fri Oct 13, 2023 5:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2363
Views: 2526325

Re: oolala53

Boy, don't I know it, ladybird. I've been at No S since 2010. I've gone through a few phases where the binge habit came back, though only once for long enough or intensely enough to cause a regain that got scary. That was back when I hadn't lost a whole lot. I never lost the desire to eat after stud...
by oolala53
Fri Oct 13, 2023 5:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1878
Views: 2226470

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

I know you haven't replied, so you may not be interested in what I have to say, but I have stumbled on the best complete source on long term weight loss I have ever seen, given that I have not lost my interest in the topic just because I had such good success with No S, so I've continued to look at ...
by oolala53
Wed Oct 11, 2023 12:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ellis tries again!
Replies: 76
Views: 37632

Re: Ellis tries again!

Hi, been out of the loop for the most part since July. Nice progress! I asked before about why change your eating to eat less. What I really meant was why do you want to lose weight? I usually ask it in phrasing about changing eating because just about no one loses weight and maintains without rathe...
by oolala53
Tue Oct 10, 2023 3:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2363
Views: 2526325

Re: oolala53

Hi, LL. Well, I had some pasta just before I left England and it tripped a wire that I am still trying to recover from. I had some pizza and pasta the last week in Italy last year, and it didn't make a dent in my habits at home, but this year...I just can't get my meal program going again. And I've ...
by oolala53
Tue Oct 10, 2023 6:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New here…
Replies: 9
Views: 9906

Re: New here…

Hi, and belated welcome. Sorry to say you might have to put up with some weight gain coming off one meal a day. unless you were absolutely stuffing yourself at that meal. I've been watching to a series of videos by a weight loss "coach" named Coach Viva who is really knowledgeable about the entire p...
by oolala53
Mon Aug 07, 2023 4:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's daily check in
Replies: 104
Views: 135978

Re: Deb's daily check in

I am by no means recommending fasting but just want to share from a fasting expert that he learned not to give himself permission to eat more after a fast. What he had or hadn't eat didn't really determine what a reasonable meal was. The old habit will make it seem very attractive to have a bigger m...
by oolala53
Mon Aug 07, 2023 4:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 151
Views: 75932

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Hi, and thanks for posting. It's nice to have the board still active. I so agree about having some kind of baseline eating in place, something to come back to for sanity, or from mods for whatever reasons. No S is so reasonable for that. Regarding giving in: I once read someone, who I think was quot...
by oolala53
Sun Aug 06, 2023 3:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2363
Views: 2526325

Re: oolala53

I'm doing my 5-day FMD. It actually feels kind of good to get quite hungry- which rarely happens anymore unless I eat a lot less- and then eat and realize I get full. It's also rather nice to have the whole day of food planned ahead. I've done even several days' planning when I've been trying to eat...
by oolala53
Sun Aug 06, 2023 3:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2363
Views: 2526325

Re: oolala53

Thanks re: what I'm doing with retirement. Though honestly, I still spend way too much time online. But I love communicating about this stuff and I don't know anyone in my daily life who wants to! Yes, normalizing big portions is an issue, and I would say it's becoming clear that all humans are subj...
by oolala53
Fri Aug 04, 2023 11:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 681
Views: 779422

Re: ladybird's check in

Hi! I discovered Guyenet years into No S and his work helped me let go a little more of ultra processed foods, which I took advantage of esp during lockdown. I stopped buying any of it. A glucose monitor helped, too. I go through phases but mostly they play an extremely small role in my life now mos...
by oolala53
Fri Aug 04, 2023 11:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Soprano
Replies: 338
Views: 441119

Re: Soprano

Was the program with the cgm with Zoe? I did that. It was interesting and led me to get my own finger-pricking monitor. It's been a journey. I decided to greatly decrease anything that took me much past 140-even some high fiber whole starches did that, so I cut them down-, though I found most things...
by oolala53
Fri Aug 04, 2023 9:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2363
Views: 2526325

Re: oolala53

Thank you, all! I'm back. If you get triggered by "diet" talk, skip this next paragraph. I'm doing a few days of a periodic fasting protocol partly because I shut down my fridge while I was gone and will again when I leave for a month in Europe on Aug. 10. I do not want to fill the fridge with more ...
by oolala53
Fri Aug 04, 2023 8:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ellis tries again!
Replies: 76
Views: 37632

Re: Ellis tries again!

Moving more alone does not lead to weight loss but over time it is associated with improved appetite control and better glucose control, at least for T2d. I think watching carbs that keep spikes high for more than a couple of hours is a decent strategy. What will you replace them with? I was around ...
by oolala53
Thu Jul 06, 2023 6:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's daily check in
Replies: 104
Views: 135978

Re: Deb's daily check in

Very true about the rationalizations. I have learned from my anti-binge coaching training that randomness is the major problem. Keeping it very strictly to S days (and possibly later mods) is so helpful to reduce the mental burden. Reinhard uses the metaphor of training a water buffalo. It doesn't g...
by oolala53
Thu Jul 06, 2023 6:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2363
Views: 2526325

Re: oolala53

Hoo boy, I have done fasting up the yin yang. I started experimenting with fasting mods of No S back in 2016. I did not enjoy any of the variations even though I got to a lower weight which I have mostly maintained. The last time was over a period of months using 3-week stints of TMAD, and it never ...
by oolala53
Thu Jul 06, 2023 5:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 681
Views: 779422

Re: ladybird's check in

Just dropping in to say hi! I am leaving on a trip soon so may not see any response. Onwards!
by oolala53
Fri Jun 30, 2023 9:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ellis tries again!
Replies: 76
Views: 37632

Re: Ellis tries again!

Thanks, ladybird!
by oolala53
Fri Jun 30, 2023 9:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 977
Views: 777898

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

If you keep this up, you will likely be astounded at how much sweet food (and drink) people think is necessary and pleasant. I am now at the point at which I pretty much look at it like a drug experience rather than "eating." Sugar doesn't have near the effect on the drug parts of the brain as heroi...
by oolala53
Thu Jun 29, 2023 8:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 977
Views: 777898

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

If I may, regarding stuggling over lack of dessert on N days, please consider first rereading the chapter in the book on that, if you have it. IF not, or if that isn't enough I humbly suggest making a chart with three columns: one for what is so good about having daily dessert- be honest, some part ...
by oolala53
Thu Jun 29, 2023 8:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ellis tries again!
Replies: 76
Views: 37632

Re: Ellis tries again!

It's easy to gain because evolutionarily, as someone hinted at, there is an advantage to gaining for the future when there would be an enforced "diet" of less food available. There is little evolutionary reason to allow for a lot of weight loss. In repeated famines, it's more likely to gain quickly ...
by oolala53
Thu Jun 29, 2023 7:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Soprano
Replies: 338
Views: 441119

Re: Soprano

Sorry, I just saw this. I don't remember what link I meant but this one has pertinent info. It might mean a period of more traditional calorie-cutting dieting, but IMO solving health conditions is what "diets" are for. For example, keto is life changing for epileptics; weight loss is just a side eff...
by oolala53
Tue Jun 27, 2023 5:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2363
Views: 2526325

Re: oolala53

I didn’t realize again that it had gone so long since I posted. Yeah I am continuing with my trainer. I definitely work harder there than I could make myself on my own. Some of those free weights and different things but also some machines that keep track of my progress. I am definitely stronger tha...
by oolala53
Thu Jun 22, 2023 5:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Journey of Tobias and Mom
Replies: 44
Views: 49417

Re: The Journey of Tobias and Mom

been a little over six months. Is no news good news?
by oolala53
Wed Jun 21, 2023 9:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm back!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 7570

Re: I'm back!!!

Hi, Deb! Nice to see you again. I'm sorry to hear that that app which I bet starts with n and ends with m devolves to calorie counting. It sounded like it did have some decent information to reinforce new thinking and habits.
by oolala53
Wed May 17, 2023 5:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kittson's Check In
Replies: 129
Views: 148408

Re: Kittson's Check In

OMgosh, I think I was close to your stats in my late 30's, and still went on to gain up to 55 lbs. with stress eating during my emotionally tumultuous career in middle age. I did very little traditional dieting then. If only I had understood about No S AND strength training (not the fat-hating body ...
by oolala53
Wed May 17, 2023 4:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Soprano
Replies: 338
Views: 441119

Re: Soprano

It's a totally non-No S strategy, but may I give you a link for a kind of rather radical (more about temporary calorie reduction than on severe limitation of carbs) but statistically effective strategy for reversing diabetes? It's based on the concept of each body having a fat threshold which I read...
by oolala53
Tue May 16, 2023 11:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1878
Views: 2226470

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

With all due respect, Paul Saladino's claims have been seriously questioned. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjL8wv2CXM4Y. https://www.redpenreviews.org/reviews/the-carnivore-code/ He's not even a carnivore anymore. But I also don't completely trust Dan Buettner anymore, either. I don't believe that...
by oolala53
Tue May 16, 2023 11:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ellis tries again!
Replies: 76
Views: 37632

Re: Ellis tries again!

Saying hi to folks. Have I asked before if you have a weight loss goal? Your BMI is in the healthy range. I keep bouncing around right about the same place. I"m sure it's theoretically possible to stay lower, but for me, when I get down more, it often seems to demand an kind of vigilance that doesn'...
by oolala53
Tue May 16, 2023 11:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 681
Views: 779422

Re: ladybird's check in

Checking in. I browsed a bit. I saw that you said you never want to go back to your old way of eating. I can't claim that I never eat more bites than I need, but I don't worry about returning to my binge days, unless I get dementia and my caregivers are clueless. Not ever going back to the dependenc...
by oolala53
Tue May 16, 2023 11:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Happy Easter
Replies: 3
Views: 6032

Re: Happy Easter

Belated all-purpose spring good wishes! This is my third Peeps-et-al-less Easter. It's actually a relief not to dicker at all over buying discount candy after the holiday. I used to give myself relative free rein with dark chocolate as long as I kept to my limit of 10 grams of added sugar a day, any...
by oolala53
Wed Mar 08, 2023 10:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2363
Views: 2526325

Re: oolala53

Aw, dammit, I had a pretty long paragraph written and went move the cursor; it all disappeared. Suffice to say for now I broke down and bought a package from a personal trainer and so far, I am glad I did. Working WAY harder than I would on my own and have made progress just twice a week. I'm figuri...
by oolala53
Fri Feb 17, 2023 1:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 977
Views: 777898

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I'm glad you're pleased with your eating. I have gone through periods of not using strict No S. Sometimes things got a little out of hand, but only when I was doing fasting protocols where people kept saying to eat anything you want did I end up returning to bingeing. Some foods just trip the overea...
by oolala53
Tue Feb 14, 2023 9:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ellis tries again!
Replies: 76
Views: 37632

Re: Ellis tries again!

How much weight do you want to lose? At your BMI, you might have to be a lot more precise to lose weight. So it might not be that you are doing it wrong, though being an "idiot," yours and Reinhard's word, probably affects things. I have to say that in my loss journey over two years, after the initi...
by oolala53
Tue Feb 14, 2023 8:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Happy new year, loyal board members!
Replies: 19
Views: 16150

Re: Happy new year, loyal board members!

What a nice Valentine's Day message!
by oolala53
Tue Feb 14, 2023 8:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 681
Views: 779422

Re: ladybird's check in

Sorry I don't know this: are you a tad uncomfortable with your weight or with not feeling like things are happening naturally enough?
by oolala53
Tue Feb 14, 2023 8:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2363
Views: 2526325

Re: oolala53

You don't necessarily have to go to a gym because the right bodyweight training can take you a pretty long ways, but the issue is it has to be intense either from heavy weight, or many repetitions. Neither will sound fun, but consider what could happen in a year, or five years, if the prediabetes is...
by oolala53
Mon Feb 13, 2023 8:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2363
Views: 2526325

Re: oolala53

Soprano, if you thought that resistance exercise could reverse the prediabetes, would you be more inclined to surrender? The more I read, the more I am surprised it isn't emphasized as much as avoiding spiking foods. So much insulin sensitivity, which we definitely want, is enmeshed in muscle and di...
by oolala53
Mon Feb 13, 2023 8:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1878
Views: 2226470

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

ladybird, I bet you hope her family has a good year even before 2923... :wink: Kathleen, I know you didn't ask for suggestions, but I ran across a woman doctor who apparently has done a lot of work on fasting with women. I thought you might appreciate some of her recommendations. She gives some good...
by oolala53
Sat Jan 14, 2023 3:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: TeacherJ's Journal
Replies: 41
Views: 32634

Re: TeacherJ's Journal

Posting here for me in the process was pivotal, although it was a bit of another compulsion. But I just think our influences against pleasurable moderation are so insidious that it can take a lot of brainwashing to oppose it. And there's the internal influence of that reptilian brain that I was taug...
by oolala53
Sat Jan 14, 2023 2:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 187
Views: 307240

Re: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'

Sounds very reasonable and in keeping with the concept of being systematic while allowing for some, shall we say, internal flexibility. Warmest wishes for 2023
by oolala53
Fri Jan 13, 2023 5:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1878
Views: 2226470

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

If you are eating low-satiety foods, it is not very likely your body will rebel against overeating, though it would be wonderful I am proved wrong. Neuro-researcher Stephan Guyenet says that the brain will actually accommodate eating more and a higher set point the more refined, low satiety foods we...
by oolala53
Fri Jan 13, 2023 5:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2363
Views: 2526325

Re: oolala53

Soprano, I tested with a manual monitor up the yin yang for a few months starting in the summer of 21. Then I did it only occasionally sometimes before and after, sometimes just after. After all this time, I decided I wanted to incorporate exercise and see what effect it had but I dreaded going back...
by oolala53
Fri Jan 13, 2023 4:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's System
Replies: 32
Views: 21058

Re: Sinnie's System

Hi, Sinnie, I haven't been around for a long time, at least not visiting. I saw that you said you are looking for more peace around food. I also saw that you said you've been in the low 120's for years. I don't know how tall you are. Was your motivation here ever to lose? I also saw that you say you...
by oolala53
Fri Jan 13, 2023 4:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 681
Views: 779422

Re: ladybird's check in

Regarding putting orderly eating before weight loss: hear, hear! As Reinhard has said, if you do something that ends up not being sustainable, you might as well not even start. Losing the weight just for its own sake just isn't natural. I think it's more natural to feel that there is something off a...
by oolala53
Tue Jan 10, 2023 6:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 681
Views: 779422

Re: ladybird's check in

As you know, I believe making weight loss the focus without a real belief that that is essential for a pressing health concern is often counterproductive. I have said before when I started, I suspected I would lose eventually, but it mattered way less than taming the compulsive overeating. I just ke...
by oolala53
Tue Jan 10, 2023 6:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Carolyn's Check In
Replies: 85
Views: 54263

Re: Carolyn's Check In

Hi, happy 2023! Best wishes on this pregnancy and nourishing yourself effectively.
by oolala53
Mon Jan 09, 2023 9:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2363
Views: 2526325

Re: oolala53

Added some cooked carrots to a common breakfast; stayed in good bg range. Another example of a food that has a high glycemic index, but doesn't cause a spike in me. The load is relatively low. Tested ONE OUNCE of whole wheat pasta at dinner along with greens, sauerkraut, and sardines, those had alwa...
by oolala53
Sun Jan 08, 2023 8:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2363
Views: 2526325

Re: oolala53

I got some real highs from exercise when I was also losing muscle, but that kind of work has value, too. It's still amazing to me that I can know it will feel good afterwards but I still procrastinate. I did the fasted glucose test that came with my CGM and it was worse than I expected. The reading ...
by oolala53
Sun Jan 08, 2023 8:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My one major regret after 12 years of No S
Replies: 10
Views: 11674

Re: My one major regret after 12 years of No S

Thanks. Just about everything I read about using lighter weights says it is possible to increase strength/muscle with them but for my purposes, you have to work until near failure, so with lighter weights it means a LOT of repetitions. Otherwise you still aren't getting to the muscle fibers that are...
by oolala53
Sun Jan 08, 2023 8:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Happy new year, loyal board members!
Replies: 19
Views: 16150

Re: Happy new year, loyal board members!

We've already communicated on Facebook. I still consider this more useful, but not all agree. I love that we have topics, though people don't always use them well. I guess they are so used to just popping on FB and asking or commenting without even seeing if the idea has already been examined. But w...
by oolala53
Mon Jan 02, 2023 2:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2363
Views: 2526325

Re: oolala53

I posted on the main board about joining a FB group for women over 50 who lift. This HAS to be the year I get consistent with resistance work because it is likely the thing that is going to make the biggest difference in my body's handling glucose spikes or should I say not having them. I also caved...
by oolala53
Mon Jan 02, 2023 2:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1155
Views: 1173370

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Just in case you check in here, Hi! Miss being able to say hi on Sparkpeople. How are you doing? I went to England in 2021 and this year, and might again in the spring. I hear things are tough since I left at the end of August. Hugs
by oolala53
Mon Jan 02, 2023 2:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Journey of Tobias and Mom
Replies: 44
Views: 49417

Re: The Journey of Tobias and Mom

Onwards! Sending you a private message.
by oolala53
Mon Jan 02, 2023 1:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My one major regret after 12 years of No S
Replies: 10
Views: 11674

Re: My one major regret after 12 years of No S

I joined a Facebook group called Women's weightlifting over 50. OMgosh, if you are feeling like things aren't budging, you should check it out. A woman posted just a few days ago showing her progress over three or four years. She was not really heavy, and her weight has fluctuated only a bit, but he...
by oolala53
Sat Nov 26, 2022 6:11 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: a simple poem about the "path" to saner eating
Replies: 0
Views: 9716

a simple poem about the "path" to saner eating

Though this ends with going down another street, I think it can still apply to people here who keep giving up on No S to try better, faster, diets that end up being unsustainable. The "other street" doesn't have to mean another diet, but another way of approaching this task, a way of seeing how to f...
by oolala53
Sat Nov 26, 2022 6:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ellis tries again!
Replies: 76
Views: 37632

Re: Ellis tries again!

I have told people not to go on a diet but instead to change their diet. When you change your diet, it can include having a relatively fixed eating schedule and content of meals. What is the smartest way to feed myself for pleasure AND long term vitality?- which has meant for me being very willing t...
by oolala53
Fri Oct 28, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 977
Views: 777898

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

It's amazing how perspective can change what we think of as deprived. When the payoff is avoidance of pain, there's a lot that used to seem like a terrible sacrifice suddenly become perfectly possible. Health reasons are probably THE top category of motivation that ends up working long term, though ...
by oolala53
Fri Oct 28, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Who is losing weight doing No S?
Replies: 15
Views: 20624

Re: Who is losing weight doing No S?

Guess what! Mustloseweight and I met up in England in August! I was getting ready for a short performance in As You Like It and she drove a few hours to Leamington Spa, a city less than an hour from Stratford, to place it for those who might know, to have lunch and gab, gab, gab. Although she did ha...
by oolala53
Fri Oct 28, 2022 3:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2363
Views: 2526325

Re: oolala53

Thanks, Octavia. What I am not a natural at is self-promotion. I haven't gotten off the ground with that. Since I last posted, I have been focusing on other things. I had two performances, one of them just a few minutes, in England again, in August. I also did some traveling in Paris and Italy. I le...
by oolala53
Fri Oct 28, 2022 1:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 10 years later and checking in...;)
Replies: 6
Views: 6877

Re: 10 years later and checking in...;)

Do you have slim sisters? It's interesting that there are some timed eating "fasters" who choose to eat all their calories basically at night and yet they do okay, while some of the binge literature says people are more likely to binge at night if they don't eat earlier in the day. I know when I fir...
by oolala53
Fri Oct 28, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 681
Views: 779422

Re: ladybird's check in

I had many inadvertent plateaus along the way. Adding extras after a period of limitation can go both ways in my experience. It can feel rather seamless or the overeating urge can surge. Have you been through such phases? I have been out of the loop for so long.
by oolala53
Thu Oct 27, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 187
Views: 307240

Re: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'

When I started No S the first time in November, I think, of 2008, I had three good weeks, I think, and then collapsed at Thanksgiving and wallowed until the end of Dec. of the next year. Oh, I had one good week and a teacher training camp where there were three meals a day. I just hadn't had enough ...
by oolala53
Sun Jul 17, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: about motivation and basic strategy
Replies: 6
Views: 9124

Re: about motivation and basic strategy

My guess about shame not working is because down deep we suspect that overeating is not actually the terrible crime it's made out to be, and the expectations to meet a cultural ideal of beauty isn't ultimately satisfying nor representative of our true value. I know gluttony is considered one of the ...
by oolala53
Sun Jul 17, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #67: Demogorgon Whack-a-mole
Replies: 3
Views: 9745

Re: Podcast #67: Demogorgon Whack-a-mole

I borught up the book with squeals because of your talking about how the Demogorgon keeps coming up with run-arounds, was that the term you used? But I realize now you meant that it finds ways to suggest following the rule but somehow increasing the amount? Probably both. Without that motivation NOT...
by oolala53
Sun Jul 17, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #67: Demogorgon Whack-a-mole
Replies: 3
Views: 9745

Re: Podcast #67: Demogorgon Whack-a-mole

I wonder where the concept of motivational interviewing applies in habit theory. I hope it doesn’t seem tactless for me to say, but in the coaching program that I just finished, and essential part of it is to have the person consider very deeply what will happen for them in a year, two years, five y...
by oolala53
Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KYL's Check-In
Replies: 25
Views: 16103

Re: KYL's Check-In

We used to say here "Don't crash the car into a wall just because you dented a fender." That helps combat the "what the hell" effect, which is a real thing in diet research. It is the NORM and is one of the natural tendencies of the lower brain that must be thwarted. Thankfully, the prefrontal corte...
by oolala53
Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 681
Views: 779422

Re: ladybird's check in

I think you are so wise. I think a lot of failure out there is because people challenge their set point unnecessarily. There are some cases where it is justified, but even then, it's sure can be a tug of war.

Keep up the good work!
by oolala53
Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting NoS after many lapsed years
Replies: 7
Views: 9874

Re: Starting NoS after many lapsed years

Yes, some of us are still here! No S can make a big dent in your issues, but you may have to be stricter in your food choices since I am sure you want to arrest the development of your health issues and even reverse them. Vanilla No S is not designed for that, but with mods, you can go a long way. D...
by oolala53
Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: about motivation and basic strategy
Replies: 6
Views: 9124

Re: about motivation and basic strategy

Thanks, Soprano. I would so like to help others spare themselves more UNPRODUCTIVE suffering.
by oolala53
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: about motivation and basic strategy
Replies: 6
Views: 9124

about motivation and basic strategy

In the coaching program I just got a certification from, which is geared for people who consider themselves binge or compulsive overeaters, though not diagnosed with any disorder, they have been doing in-house research for a few years and found something I think I could have predicted about the top ...
by oolala53
Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 681
Views: 779422

Re: ladybird's check in

Glad to see that the beat goes on. I, too, rarely eat ultraprocessed foods. They just don't have enough of a payoff anymore. I don't have the appetite I once did and feel I need to be more selective. I wonder what life would have been like if that had happened decades ago? It was all out of fear bac...
by oolala53
Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: just heard of Wansink's fall
Replies: 3
Views: 8588

just heard of Wansink's fall

Does anyone remember BrIan Wansink, who wrote Mindless Eating, the book that reported many eating lab experiments that showed, supposedly, that people are unconsciously influenced to eat more or less by the environment? I loved that book and used the principles often. Some of his studies were redact...
by oolala53
Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2363
Views: 2526325

Re: oolala53

So true. If they are kidding themselves about what the motivation is, and just saying it's the more successful kind because they think they are supposed to, it will be a wash. Or worse. One of the other women in the program who just got her official certification has a friend who watched her take of...
by oolala53
Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 151
Views: 75932

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Congrats on finishing a challenge. I'm assuming the challenge part had more to do with consistency than doing some kind of P90X blowout, which is not something associated with long term health. So many good reasons to work out besides weight loss. Good thing, too, because I read a fascinating book- ...
by oolala53
Tue Jun 07, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KYL's Check-In
Replies: 25
Views: 16103

Re: KYL's Check-In

Hi! I just wanted to let you know as a longtimer here- you can see I've made nearly 10,000 posts-and on the last leg of an official coaching certification program for compulsive overeaters that the motivation you spoke of, wanting to be in control and not on the diet harshly-and-then-binge roller co...
by oolala53
Tue Jun 07, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2363
Views: 2526325

Re: oolala53

Amy3010, so sorry I missed this. Gosh, I wish we still had the feature of getting an email alert when there is a response on a thread I am following. Thank you for your encouragement, and your insight about coaching is right on. I still am stuck on how to promote myself if I don't want to get people...
by oolala53
Tue Jun 07, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1878
Views: 2226470

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Kathleen, have you ever sat down and written what the benefits would be if you stuck to something like No S for a year, and also what will happen if you don't, i.e., if you keep on doing what you have been doing? It's perfectly okay with me if you still have the same habits ten years from now- is th...
by oolala53
Tue Jun 07, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: NaomiShambles's non-daily check-in
Replies: 19
Views: 29002

Re: NaomiShambles's non-daily check-in

I have seen so many people come back having left for a few months but often years, trying other things, and heavier than before. (Of course, since the ones who are successful rarely come back to gloat but I have seen that, too.) In fact, there is a thread for it! Why did you leave? Why are you back?...
by oolala53
Tue Jun 07, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My one major regret after 12 years of No S
Replies: 10
Views: 11674

Re: My one major regret after 12 years of No S

Naomi, I have started but unfortunately, though I can increase strength at my age, it is a lot harder for a 68-year old to acquire muscle. It won't stop me from doing resistance work, but it won't have the same payoff as it would have at a younger age, unless by some miracle I am an outlier. I hope ...
by oolala53
Tue Jun 07, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do we know if we are hungry?
Replies: 8
Views: 9653

Re: How do we know if we are hungry?

Exactly! That is the major motivation many people discover. It's so much more effective than someone telling you from the outside that such and such is bad for you. When you start experiencing that the pleasurable item is later causing more pain than it's worth- that yen for more-, and especially wh...
by oolala53
Wed May 25, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My one major regret after 12 years of No S
Replies: 10
Views: 11674

My one major regret after 12 years of No S

I have a few things that I wish I had possibly done differently with my eating earlier, but my only real regret doesn’t have to do with eating. It has to do with the fact that I did not include and continue with resistance exercise. That has cost me a fair amount of muscle that as an older person no...
by oolala53
Wed May 25, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why we crave certain foods (& one way of dealing with them)
Replies: 3
Views: 8971

Re: Why we crave certain foods (& one way of dealing with them)

Just saw this. Good point! They should have to be labeled “food-like substances.” Even that is generous.
by oolala53
Wed May 25, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do we know if we are hungry?
Replies: 8
Views: 9653

Re: How do we know if we are hungry?

Cherish obvious signals, if you have them. IMHO, there is a big difference between the feeling of hunger that comes from a combination of the mostly hormones associated with it and that antsy feeling which I equate with drug withdrawal. But it can change as you age. It has for me. My first six years...
by oolala53
Thu Apr 07, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1878
Views: 2226470

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

I cannot depend on signals any more, though I have found that if I eat the right breakfast and an extremely small "lunch," more like a snack, I can be hungry for dinner, but it is not truly predictable. For years on Vanilla No S, I was able to gauge meals so that I was hungry, but older body systems...
by oolala53
Tue Apr 05, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1878
Views: 2226470

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

A new leg in the journey! What constitutes hunger can be tricky. My regular cues subsided in 2016 and I have tried many adjustments along the way, the most significant being the recent one I instituted last July after seeing average blood glucose rise over the previous 18 months. It's harder than "d...
by oolala53
Tue Apr 05, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2363
Views: 2526325

Re: oolala53

Thank you, Amy and Soprano. I have kept up my program every day, still modest but better than I was for sure. For reasons explained below, I will be building it a little faster than I might have, but nothing drastic, as the need for drastic is not present and I fake dire need. I hope I am not in den...
by oolala53
Tue Apr 05, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: some others see the wisdom
Replies: 5
Views: 9937

Re: some others see the wisdom

Thanks for that, Soprano. I had written a rather long response but realized it was mostly about ME, so I'm moving it to my check-in thread.
by oolala53
Tue Mar 08, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 151
Views: 75932

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

I'm going to assume that things are sailing along. I'm working on a binge eating coaching certificate and the one person I practiced with- though she's also becoming a coach and already has her habits pretty well in place- added a couple of deviations for a family visit where the habit it to eat all...
by oolala53
Tue Mar 08, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: some others see the wisdom
Replies: 5
Views: 9937

Re: some others see the wisdom

Thanks, and it's hard to hear about Europe. An ex-colleague and his wife retired to Italy several years ago. On one of his visits, it was noted that he looked like he had lost some weight. He said he had, about 15 lbs. I wouldn't have thought of him as a person to eat gas station food as a rule, but...
by oolala53
Tue Mar 08, 2022 4:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Soprano
Replies: 338
Views: 441119

Re: Soprano

Hope you had a good month! I have had less-than-satisfying results changing my diet for blood glucose issues, but it won't help to go back to how I was eating. I'm hoping a resistance program will help, but I won't be able to judge for a few months. Have a green March!