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by TexArk
Wed May 29, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 354802

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

It is good to see you back on board. I remember you when you joined and before you had your children I think. I am an old band girl too. My father was a university band director and I played flute...All State even! We have had a few community bands over the years, but they never lasted and it was di...
by TexArk
Mon May 27, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2305
Views: 717414

Re: automated eating tracker

Hope you continue to find success in your current challenges. You seem to have your head screwed on straight to be able to tackle this. Since we have similar interests, I thought you might enjoy the presentation Ted Naiman put up today. He says he is working on it and to put up with some poor qualit...
by TexArk
Mon May 27, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Re: Tex Ark Check In

Just checking in to be accountable. I am still maintaining at top of normal weight range and have been stable since February. No sugar or grains since September 28, 2017 and all cravings gone. I gave up all industrial seed oils 10 years ago. It is such a comfortable feeling...light, satisfied, energ...
by TexArk
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2305
Views: 717414

Re: automated eating tracker

You are overloaded, maxed out, etc. It is that time of the year for teachers and families. I remember feeling like I was one of those circus performers trying to keep all the plates spinning! My husband taught Freshman English classes in university. He used to say at first he tried to get his studen...
by TexArk
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2305
Views: 717414

Re: automated eating tracker

Obviously what you are doing is working for you now, and I am sure you can adjust to whatever is needed as you age. At age 72 with an autoimmune disease I have had to make my restrictions. I also have a much bigger appetite than you. I would be constantly hungry eating the amount of food you seem to...
by TexArk
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Re: Tex Ark Check In

Thanks for all the well wishes from the crew. I am still maintaining without much effort or brain drain. Also my blood glucose is steady all day in the 90s from fasting to pre and post meals. I don't want to tell anyone else how to eat or live so I mostly keep quiet. What I am doing is working for m...
by TexArk
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Re: Tex Ark Check In

monthly check in I am still maintaining wt. around 149 and am happy with that. Of course I would like to drop to 145 just for "insurance." Post prandial blood sugar is nice and low (high 90s) but fasting blood sugar is considered pre diabetes (over 100). I am thinking dawn effect and not concerned, ...
by TexArk
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2305
Views: 717414

Re: automated eating tracker

Our reading interests seem to be following similar paths. I, too, am just now reading Perlmutter. I am also in the middle of Feinman's book, The World Turned Upside Down. He is a biochemistry professor and researcher and is a hoot! He also uses Richard Feinman, the Other, as a handle, which I am sur...
by TexArk
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Staff Assistant III
Replies: 58
Views: 2996

Re: Staff Assistant III

Margot, I make my mayo using the immersion blender and have done so for several years. Do you have all your ingredients at room temperature? That makes a big difference.
by TexArk
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Re: Tex Ark Check In

Interesting look back at This Day in History (my history) Valentine's Day 2013 162.6 2014 172.8 2015 195 2016 In denial no weigh in all year! 2017 204 2018 167 2019 147.5 And this is just the past 6 years...I don't really want to look at the last 50 years of ups and downs! But I was at my lowest in ...
by TexArk
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2305
Views: 717414

Re: automated eating tracker

I loved Nina Teicholz's book. As a scientist, what is your take? It was a rather shocking expose for me. I had read Gary Taubes years ago and he got my attention, but she goes into such depth that I was convinced about the biased research. Since we seem to be on the same wavelength, have you looked ...
by TexArk
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Re: Tex Ark Check In

Thanks so much for upgrading the site and working on the spam problem. Now it is time to bump my check in to the first page again. Milestones: Feb. 1---- 50th wedding anniversary! Had a nice weekend trip and we are thinking about something special later. Toying with the idea of a trip to Iceland. Fe...
by TexArk
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: setpoint
Replies: 14
Views: 1371

Re: setpoint

Well...Shangri-La may be promoting flavorless calories, but that is SO NOT what I am doing. I am enjoying very flavorful food with nice healthy satiating fats which make my food taste GREAT. For me, and I am not saying this is everyone, I had to admit that I was using carbs and sweets as a drug. I k...
by TexArk
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: setpoint
Replies: 14
Views: 1371

Re: setpoint

NoS was the very first step for me, and I have been at it for 10 years. I had to learn to give up snacks. Most people have no idea how many times a day they are putting something in their face. If you are eating constantly that means that you never get to burn your fat stores. And then learning to g...
by TexArk
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: setpoint
Replies: 14
Views: 1371

Re: setpoint

This is an interesting article by Jason Fung regarding setpoint. It has worked for me after years and years of having to eat less and less to maintain. I started maintenance a few months back at 160 and I am now at 148 and below 25 bmi and eating more calories than ever (but I believe I have shifted...
by TexArk
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2305
Views: 717414

OK, fellow tracker. ...What glucose monitor do you use? and do you ever check ketones?
by TexArk
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Whosonfirst's Check In & Exercise Log
Replies: 227
Views: 72086

Regarding the scale. I, too, weigh every day to keep myself honest. And no, I cannot tell from how my clothes fit whether I have gained or not until I have put on at least 10 lbs.! My husband, on the other hand, can tell just from his belt. I think, perhaps, women, have many more places to distribut...
by TexArk
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Made it through the Holidays without gaining! Yea me! I did have some sweets but I think the key was not to start up the grazing and second plates. Here is the Year's report. Way back 10 years ago I started NoS at about 175. But, of course, I had my ups and downs. By January 2017 I was back up to 19...
by TexArk
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Octavia, It really helps to think about how my body will never burn any extra stored fat from my liver, etc. and will just keep using the available glucose in my blood if I send it food all the time. We really do need to fast between meals like we used to do before all the snacking started up, and I...
by TexArk
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

December has been the easiest it has ever been. Of course it helps not to be overwhelmed with travel and baking of goodies which used to be my life. Pretty laid back now in retirement years. Weight has been consistent at 154. Of course, in the back of my mind, I still have 150 as a magic number beca...
by TexArk
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: December challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 2015

If you look at my check in thread I can't get it to do show the emoticon, but here on this board it will do so. Weird!!

:mrgreen:
by TexArk
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: December challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 2015

OK. After 10 years of this, I still can't figure out the emoticons. When I select the green, it just says Mr. Green and doesn't put in the emoticon. When I select a color it does the same...just says the color name.

[color=red]Examples[/color]:

:mrgreen:

:)

:(
by TexArk
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942028

Yep. The general discussion board is the worst with the SPAM but now there is some showing up in the individual log ins. I have never seen it like this in the 10 years I have been on board. I think the books at the bottom are actually amusing. Amazing what matches they try to make with something we ...
by TexArk
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942028

oolala

Is there not anything to do about all the spam appearing? Are there moderators to help out? What's going on?
by TexArk
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

December 2018

December Check In: Made it through November maintaining and am determined not to get off track due to holiday season! I have been off sugar and grains for a year now and it has been good. No cravings! Dec. 1 154.8 N Day 10,000 steps + strength training Dec. 2 155.4 S Day no exercise Dec. 3 155.0 N D...
by TexArk
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942028

As a retired teacher, I can tell you that life will be much better for you. Unless one has been in the trenches, they have no idea the stress a teacher carries. I also worked with underprepared students and they wear you down. This food business can sometimes be on auto pilot with the habits of NoS,...
by TexArk
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 161600

Since Bluebell is in the UK we may have to wait for the details. I am retired from teaching, but I can remember when we had surprise visits from the state department of education coming to look at lesson plans, etc. Then in university teaching it was always the dreaded accreditation team visit., whi...
by TexArk
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Start of S Days
Replies: 9
Views: 1700

I think this is a reasonable tweak. Friday evening is movie night with friends so I also start my S Days on Friday night. I usually have one sweet on Saturday and sometimes at Sunday noon. It has worked for me. I try to not do snacks or seconds even on S Days because that is a habit I have to monitor.
by TexArk
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I am not sure if I am posting in the right spot. Newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 1402

Welcome to NoS. It is a wonderful plan and the board is comprised of many ex Weight Watchers who are tired of trying to lose or maintain by counting and counting and counting. I agree with ladybird. You need to be eating more fat and protein to be able to make it to lunch. You can keep boiled eggs i...
by TexArk
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

weigh in: 155.3 bmi 26.1 trend 156.6 Hanging in there as the Eating Season begins. This year I am confident I will stay the course and not break the established habits....to difficult to get back on track. The goal is to stay on habit and not to gain above 157. It has been too much to post food each...
by TexArk
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 161600

In the stands,cheering you on!!
by TexArk
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2305
Views: 717414

Just stopping by to thank you for taking the time to be a cheerleader for folks around here. The new members and returning NoSers need this from more of us.
by TexArk
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3779
Views: 1174556

I am with you 100% and at the same place. I believe maintaining at any weight is victory. The next few months are when I usually gain. I am happy for now and suppress that little niggle saying "5 more lbs" and I am ignoring bmi and just looking at myself in a positive light. Maintaining needs to bec...
by TexArk
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

eschano: I am sure we are all different metabolically. I have never shown any signs of being prediabetic, however, with my diagnosis, I must not have excess weight because of the danger of fatty liver disease and the meds I take can cause weight gain and medicine induced diabetes as well as osteopor...
by TexArk
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Well this is a different way to have a conversation, but to follow up: I have autoimmune hepatitus. It is very rare, and I don't like to use the word hepatitus with the uninformed (sometimes in the medical community). The word just means inflammation of the liver, and this is autoimmune, not contagi...
by TexArk
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

automated eating: I do admire your focus. It is not quite as necessary for me now that I am retired. Both my husband and I are retired schoolteachers and it is just the two of us. Now, I tend to cook up stuff and have on hand in the refrigerator or freezer and we eat a lot of leftovers. My breakfast...
by TexArk
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

weight: back down to 157.4 (still have in my head I need to stabilize at 155) I have tried planning my meals ahead and I spend the rest of the day editing! I admire people who can do that, but I am more of a "what am I in the mood for' and "what is in the refrigerator" kind of person. I do need to r...
by TexArk
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Weight: 158.5 (up 1.5...not sure why...maybe fluid retention) B: avocado, 2 boiled eggs, sauteed spinach, 2 coffees w/cream L: keto meatloaf (w/ mushrooms, onions, spinach, carrots), asparagus, plantain brownie, brie S: will be veggies only S events: Friday and maybe Sunday plantain brownies dog wal...
by TexArk
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Nov 1: 156.9 # B: boiled eggs, calves' liver, asparagus, coffee w/ cream X2 L: Keto Meat Muffin (spinach, onion, carrot, mushrooms), brie w/ flaxers, cashew milk, coffee w/ cream S: Japanese sweet potato, brie (have to eat...going to get old..ha ha) Walked the dog 1 1/2 miles. Afternoon walk with hu...
by TexArk
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Weight: 157.5 B: boiled egg, spinach, squash browns, applesauce L: beef stew, walnuts, chocolate chips (oops) S: not sure....Halloween party but not planning on eating and NO CANDY lots of coffee with cream and hot tea with a little lemon walk 2 miles (did it) gym treadmill 2 miles (more like 1 1/2 ...
by TexArk
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Day 2

Will focus on eating more veggies today. Weight: 158.2 bmi 26.2 Meals: B: 2 boiled eggs; turnip greens; applesauce, coffee with cream L: pollack w/ lemon butter; Normandy blend veggies S: hamburger without the bun, walnuts, almond butter, flax crackers Move It: 2 mile morning walk (got it done!) 2 m...
by TexArk
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Holiday Mindset

I usually pick up a pound or two over S Days and then lose it over the week. But it is time to check in daily. From Halloween to New Year's is always a food fest and I tend to let up. Time to be vigilant and accountable. I plan to check in each day with weight, exercise and meals (and perhaps other ...
by TexArk
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

I don't want to sound too saintly about not eating out. But a year ago I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and am on immune suppressors. So with a compromised immune system, I just want to make sure that I know exactly what I am eating and how it is prepared. We don't have many healthy restau...
by TexArk
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

New week: 156.5 weight trend so back on track I am gradually purging the last vestiges of my "food obsession." I have obviously thought about food 24/7 for most of my life. When we downsized and moved I got rid of 100s (yes 100s) of cookbooks. I am still purging. I still have many that I will keep. ...
by TexArk
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 161600

To answer your question about recording or tracking daily I will share what I do, but it may not be right for you if you obsess over the scale and your weight. I set up an account about 5 years ago with a site that tracks your trend weight and will show you whether you are gaining or losing and what...
by TexArk
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 161600

We are all different of course, but I am just going to share what has worked for me after nearly 10 years of No S which has included losing and gaining and losing and gaining! 1. Try not to focus on weight loss. It is always buzzing around in my head but losing weight is not the problem. Overeating ...
by TexArk
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy’s Check-in
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

I remember you. Glad to see you back on board. You can do it...one plate at a time.
by TexArk
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942028

So sorry you are having to go through this at this time. It is difficult even when you don't feel the loss. As others have said, your niece can use your help and wisdom and won't have to bear all the decisions alone. Thinking of you.
by TexArk
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kate's daily check-in
Replies: 181
Views: 58231

Just to add a thought and more confusion to the coffee discussion. I have an autoimmune liver disease and the specialists say that coffee is good for your liver and to be careful with herbal teas. On almost any food/drink you can find opposing views and studies!
by TexArk
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Weight still creeping up so the plan for the week is to record what I eat. Maybe I have been turning a blind eye! Just an aside: If I hadn't shrunk 2 inches since I started NoS nearly 10 years ago, my bmi would now be 24.5...don't think I can legally use that, but it does give me pleasure to see I a...
by TexArk
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Still maintaining and my trend weight is showing 156.9. I have upped my walking quite a bit for various reasons...walking dog, walking with friend, going to gym with daughter, walking with husband. And the result is I think I am eating more to compensate for the extra exercise. It is very subtle, bu...
by TexArk
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 161600

Glad to see you back Bluebell. Most of us here have come and gone and returned and have similar stories. Eventually, if we stay at it, changes in our thinking patterns and habits will take place and the weight will come off. The weight loss is SLOW, but it takes time to change a lifetime of mismanag...
by TexArk
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Goal Weight
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Thanks for your response Life's a blessing. I asked these questions because it has taken me a lifetime to get where you are in my thinking. I started WW about 48 years ago and was a perfectly acceptable weight even by their charts. But I am not a petite person and I grew up in the age of Twiggy and ...
by TexArk
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Goal Weight
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Goal Weight

So I have been at maintenance stage for awhile. And I am still losing slowly. My questions are: If you are at maintenance, did you pick a goal weight or did it pick you? Have you decided on a goal weight? If so, how? Do you really not pay attention to the "number"? What about clothes size? What is y...
by TexArk
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3779
Views: 1174556

I feel your pain, Linda. Don't tell me what is not hard! However, I think what he is saying is that the last 10 pounds are SLOW. He stresses that we humans are only going to allow ourselves to suffer for just so long. Therefore, if we are overexercising, over-restricting, over-obsessing to get those...
by TexArk
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3779
Views: 1174556

Since you are struggling with the last 10 pounds or so I thought these videos might help. Yoni Freedhoff The last 10 pounds are the hardest myth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzVjF7vhyJg Here's the whole series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPExK40Mr2k&list=PLHLhJpZ6eWiF1_ibLH5ZUOMa2uH5K33FC I ...
by TexArk
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Continuing maintenance update: Trend for the last month .29 lb. weekly average weight loss Trend for the last quarter .38 lb. weekly average weight loss Trend for the last year .21 lb. weekly average weight loss With the daily weigh in and tracking trend, I can see the tiny loss that would be discou...
by TexArk
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: to weigh or not to weigh?
Replies: 17
Views: 5687

Yep! I weigh every morning. I use the Hacker's Diet site, not the book, but the computer online tool (www.fourmilab.ch/hackdiet/) and keep a rolling average and trend. I have records going back many years. The only time I gain is when I quit weighing. Yes it is denial. I can even see the trend. I us...
by TexArk
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 569
Views: 67841

I will give my 2 cents of advice or experience concerning exercise. Very few women can find one way to get the movement in we need to do that works for us and make it a lifetime habit. There are too many variables. As some have mentioned: what to do about children home alone, what to do about illnes...
by TexArk
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Still maintaining but seem to have dropped more lbs. Now weighing about 155.5 so feel sure my set point has now been lowered. Interesting how all that works. I stayed at 160 for months and months and then started losing again and then stayed at 158 for awhile. My eating is the same, I think. I have ...
by TexArk
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

In maintenance. Staying about 158-159. Have lost 40 lbs. or so since Feb. 2017. But here are a few interesting things. I am wearing a pair of jeans that only fit when I was weighing about 142. Go figure. Fat has shifted around in my old age. The only extra fat is in my middle which I never had befor...
by TexArk
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello Allison!
Replies: 230
Views: 36977

I don't have time to find the posts now and not sure we can search on this site, but there have been many posts about intuitive eating and they are mostly all negative. I have been down that road and it is the quickest way I have ever found to gain weight!! I will see if I can find some posts for yo...
by TexArk
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3779
Views: 1174556

I know there is much individuality when it comes to stepping on the scale. For some, weighing in causes a reaction that leads to hopelessness on one hand or celebration on the other and then a food binge or reward. However, for me, and this is just my personal experience, I find that I need to weigh...
by TexArk
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3779
Views: 1174556

My advice for what it is worth (I am now 71 and for 50+ years I have battled weight and body image): Work on stabilizing where you are and consider that a victory. Your bmi is really in the normal range, right? I would say to you to get comfortable where you are and hold a steady weight for awhile. ...
by TexArk
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Coming back to No S after years away
Replies: 10
Views: 2966

Glad to see you back on the board.

I am another 2008 person (albeit right at the very end of 2008). We need a 10 year reunion post!
by TexArk
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

August Update

Still truckin' along. After two months of no weight shift, I seem to have moved down a pound. At least I have stayed under 160 for 5 days and the trend is showing that also. My goal is really just to stabilize at 158 which will be just fine for me. I have eliminated sugar since last September for a ...
by TexArk
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Haven't checked in this week because of some family as well as vehicle issues, but weight is holding on at 159-160 (which is 40 lbs. down from highest weight) and I am still on habit. A few days I add almonds in the afternoon, but nothing disastrous. No bingeing, no craving sweets, no overeating at ...
by TexArk
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Best S Days in quite awhile and probably a good thing since now there is the 4th and next day family birthday...won't be doing much though. Starting off the week with a weigh in of 158.6 which would be a perfect bmi if I hadn't lost 2 inches in height in the last decade. But nevertheless, I am fine ...
by TexArk
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S vs. Weight Watchers
Replies: 65
Views: 20295

ha ha...Your mileage may vary.
by TexArk
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S vs. Weight Watchers
Replies: 65
Views: 20295

You will have to decide, but my thoughts are: DO NOT GO TO THE WW MEETINGS. I think they are all too diet head and weight loss obsessed. Work the NoS plan and gradually let go of WW. In my opinion, again, there are too many "good" and "bad" foods even if you are not counting. Just fill your plates 3...
by TexArk
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S vs. Weight Watchers
Replies: 65
Views: 20295

We need to form a WW recovery group. I am not only a previous lifetime member of WW, but a former lecturer! I am 71 years old and first started WW when I was 23 years old and just thought I was overweight. Sigh. Take the advice and read your post and stay the course with NoS. As others have noted, i...
by TexArk
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is saggy skin inevitable?
Replies: 13
Views: 7698

Sorry to say, but I think the forearm sag as well as other sags eventually come with aging and have nothing to do with fat loss. I made it to 70 before the forearm sag and it was quite a shock to see! I have fought the tricep sag for years with weight lifting, but I have finally lost that battle. Th...
by TexArk
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Afternoon tea with milk.
Replies: 11
Views: 3164

Centrino, late afternoon is my most difficult time too. I know it is especially hard because it puts you in the kitchen preparing food. When I am having one of those days, I drink coffee, tea, or sparkling water and chew gum like crazy. I don't think a little milk in your tea is a problem, if it is ...
by TexArk
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

another new week. Monday and Tuesday we went with friends for an overnight trip to visit art museum and scenic spots and eating out at special places. Usually I come back home having gained a few pounds and feeling out of sorts. This time I actually lost about a pound. Did not eat any sweets that ot...
by TexArk
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New here with a few questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

Welcome! I would say you are off to a good start. I have been at this for many years after spending a lifetime never maintaining and always gaining more back on any other "plan" I tried. I think of NoS as maintenance. After all, that will be the rest of your life. So you are not on a diet and not ge...
by TexArk
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

New week. Yesterday was way too snacky. My dad always called it grazing and it comes very naturally for me. He would tell my stepmom not to fix meals for us when we visited. He said we can just graze. Of course he also raised cattle and wanted them fattened up for the sale barn! And a cute story...I...
by TexArk
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942028

Have you considered a "Daily Reading" kind of book. 365 "sermonettes"? That way you could just impart the wisdom of the day for inspiration and food for thought. Hey...there's the title, Food for Thought.
by TexArk
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

And now for another week. Last week was good. The S days were good except Sunday was a little over the top for me....too much snacking on fruit and nuts. But no stuffing or bingeing so no regressing there. But it was a wake up call to see how easy I fall back to my default of snacking and grazing. M...
by TexArk
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942028

Whoa! I have just seen your medical episodes. You are handling it all so calmly. Who else would clean out their tool/junk drawer while on hold with medical personnel??? Wishing you success with the meds and hope you don't have to go through this again. I know you live alone and the medical emergenci...
by TexArk
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942028

Thought you might find this study interesting. Seems to verify NO S as we already knew. It is also interesting that the "eating with others" had an opposite effect though. Of course this is just an abstract of the study. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/ad...
by TexArk
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dalia negra
Replies: 195
Views: 26435

Just wanted to stop in to say that I think you are approaching this correctly. Work on the habits. I identify with you about never feeling done after a meal. Even from childhood I could always eat a second plateful after each meal whether I did it or not. It must take a long time for the "message" t...
by TexArk
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

New week...time to daily check in once again. The S weekend went by with hardly a notice which is a good sign that I am back on track. I did have more fruit than usual as well as yogurt and honey and some coconut butter, but none of the anxious chatter of "what can I eat, what can I eat, this is my ...
by TexArk
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Confessions of an Eatosaurus
Replies: 26
Views: 5903

I have been at this for a long time and want to offer my encouragement and am cheering for you. The weight will gradually drop off as the habits get into place. I, too, have diet restrictions due to an autoimmune disease which developed after age 70! Thought I had escaped all those. At times I have ...
by TexArk
Thu May 31, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Seeking Advice from Seasoned No-S'ers
Replies: 7
Views: 2363

I think you have already answered your question. You are probably not eating enough. If you have always had a smoothie for breakfast and then eaten something midmorning, the smoothie is probably not enough to get you through 5 hours. Personally, I prefer to chew my food so I never have been much for...
by TexArk
Wed May 30, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3779
Views: 1174556

Aren't those "out of the blue" gains irritating!! I also show a pickup of 4 lbs. for no real reason. I don't know how often you weigh, but this is one of the reasons that I weigh every day, record it, and move on from there. If it freaked me out and caused me to take drastic measures I wouldn't do i...
by TexArk
Tue May 29, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet Testimonials (new!)
Replies: 174
Views: 191262

I may never get around to writing a testimonial so I will just let this pass as one for now. I certainly am not a "perfect" NoSer, but I couldn't be a longterm "perfect" dieter either. At least now I have manageable boundaries and a way to live with my "disability." I am 71 years old and have been f...
by TexArk
Thu May 24, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I've Badly Relapsed Into Binging!
Replies: 12
Views: 3252

I cannot improve on oolala's post. Print it out and read it daily. I also had to overcome years of bingeing. She is correct and understands the cycle perfectly. Depression, boredom, unhappiness with your life is just exacerbated and not helped by the bingeing. We think it helps in the moment, and th...
by TexArk
Mon May 21, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Oops! I have been out of practice for awhile on the daily check in I accidentally made a new check in. So hope this is adding on to the old thread. Week #2 of rebooting: Monday: SUCCESS Tuesday: FAIL (chocolate chips) Wednesday SUCCESS (went to bed early!) Thursday FAIL (trouble stopping after suppe...
by TexArk
Mon May 21, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Checking In Week 2
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Checking In Week 2

I think I am back on track but will check in at least one more week to make sure. The weekend went well.

Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
by TexArk
Mon May 21, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Lessons over 10 years
Replies: 12
Views: 4123

I am glad my experience has been helpful for a few. In view of full disclosure, I have to add that at times I do have to track my calories to see what is real. After all, my body is counting everything I eat, whether I am or not. HOWEVER, this is not a good idea until all the habits are in place and...
by TexArk
Thu May 17, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Lessons over 10 years
Replies: 12
Views: 4123

No S Lessons over 10 years

There seem to be discussions regularly about motivation and whether to think of NoS as a weight loss plan. Here are my thoughts: 1. Most people will not lose and keep off weight with the only motivation being to lose weight. Health scares will sometimes do it, but not always. I think you have to dec...
by TexArk
Mon May 14, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Made it through the S Days including Mother's Day without going wild. Now for 5 compliant N days.

Monday: FAILURE ate after supper
Tuesday: SUCCESS
Wednesday:SUCCESS
Thursday: SUCCESS
Friday: SUCCESS

Now for a calm weekend!
by TexArk
Wed May 09, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

I am maintaining weight loss, but little slip ups this week escalated today, SO it's time to check in daily for awhile. The afternoon's have been tough. It's been a long time since I have used HabitCal so I will check back in there, too. Not sure how to set up the cute emoji reports, but old school ...
by TexArk
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

I have stayed on track this month and all is well. I am actually weighing pretty much what I need to weigh (162) and if I lose a few more lbs that will be OK. This last year I have lost about 40 lbs. and more importantly, the habits are back in place. I am tackling an autoimmune disease so I don't n...
by TexArk
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

S Days

Whew! Made it through 5 N Days. Trying to reestablish habit. Lost 2 lbs. also. So...now for S Days. I do not want to gain back what I lost so the plan is to just add some dried fruit, dark chocolate, and nuts as sweets and treats and keep all else the same. B: coffee, sardines, kale, spaghetti squas...
by TexArk
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Thanks oolala. Yes it isn't only junk food or processed food that will add on pounds. I have not eaten at a restaurant since last September. I brought food I could eat to holiday gatherings and stayed compliant on my birthday (plantain chocolate brownies). But NoS principles still hold true. Snackin...
by TexArk
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

2018 Update

Well...I have drifted and picked up about 5 pounds as a result of a relapse to bad habits. So I am committing to checking in while I get the NoS habits nailed down once again. In 2017 I lost over 30 lbs, my husband retired, we downsized and moved, sold our house, and then I got hit with an autoimmun...
by TexArk
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Time to check in and get back on page 1. I have been on prednisone for liver autoimmune disease for 2 months and have been following the autoimmune protocol diet along with NoS principles. I have not had the dreaded weight gain and have even continued to lose. My liver enzymes are in the near normal...
by TexArk
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

Thanks, Gracie. I find that it helps me ever once in awhile to go back and reread posts. And if you have Crohn's disease then you know what it is like to battle an autoimmune disease, too.
by TexArk
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 223
Views: 65973

oolala, Yes, reaching 70 years of age and never having had a health issue, this has been a shock. Also, the fact that I have no visible symptoms is unnerving. The weird thing about my chosen way of eating is that the food is satisfying and it is pleasurable. I have always enjoyed meats and those are...