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by marleah
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Any knitters among us?
Replies: 18
Views: 20858

Hey, I haven't been posting lately, but I saw this thread and wanted to comment! I don't knit - I haven't had the time to devote to it lately, but I do crochet, and I love it. Craftster is a great website with lots of resources. It can seem geared toward the younger set, but there are some great pro...
by marleah
Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Holiday meal planning ideas wanted...
Replies: 12
Views: 7589

For Thanksgiving the past couple of years, we've had stuffed acorn squash - you can stuff them with either quinoa or rice, chopped bell pepper, raisins, celery, seasonings. They are pretty easy to make, and they are something "special" - something you don't have every day.
by marleah
Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question for snackers and drinkers
Replies: 8
Views: 6680

I rarely drink, and when I do I limit it to weekends too. I guess I kind of go with a "no empty calories" policy on my N days. I never really got seconds, so that wasn't ever my problem. I would have sweets every once in a while before starting No-S, but tried to keep it to a minimum. Snacks were my...
by marleah
Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Calling all teachers!
Replies: 23
Views: 22487

Dandelion wrote:I work in a school as well. Junk abounds and it seems like everyone is always eating something.
The kids too! There are always snacks that really aren't all that great - seriously - rice krispie treats? Wow, that sugar is really doing them wonders at 2 in the afternoon.
by marleah
Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Late, Great Marcus
Replies: 3
Views: 7677

Wow. As a vegan, I am constantly amazed by the disconnect people have with their food, considering when I have discussions with people (who are otherwise sensible adults), they don't want to hear any details about why I made the choice or about how factory farms operate, etc. I chose to be vegan pre...
by marleah
Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Too Lame to Drive
Replies: 5
Views: 8442

I agree! I have two jobs that are about 8 blocks from each other. On two days during the week, I work at one of them from 8-2 and the other from 3-9. I've started parking my car at Job#2, walking to Job#1, then walking to Job#2 again, where my car is waiting for me at 9 pm. That way I'm always walki...
by marleah
Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in
Replies: 1014
Views: 449353

Good for you on your 5k's! I've finally got up to running that distance, and I'm going to run my first actual 5k race mid-October. I would do one sooner, but it seems like there haven't been as many this fall as there usually are. Hope you are feeling better! Don't worry about what you're eating - y...
by marleah
Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

So I HAVE actually been following No-S, I just haven't been posting about it! Two jobs and two master's degrees all at the same time is just a little too much craziness for me, so my "fun" online activities have ground to a halt for the most part. I did have a red day last week, but I think that's j...
by marleah
Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet and antidepressant related weight gain?
Replies: 18
Views: 11982

Just wanted to stick my head in to say that St. John's Wort can interfere with birth control pills, so if that is a concern, be careful!
by marleah
Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Enough with Drinking Water
Replies: 17
Views: 10637

I've heard so many varying reports on how much water is the right amount. All I can say is that from personal experience, I feel much better if I drink more water - usually between 32 and 64 oz a day. Not saying it's for everyone, but I've had times (like over a couple of weeks) where I am getting l...
by marleah
Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to deal with pressure from others?
Replies: 14
Views: 10119

I work at an elementary school, and there are always treats offered in the teacher's lounge. People try to get me to take some, and my response is always, "I save my treats for the weekend." This usually works pretty well - it's telling them no, but it's not saying you're crazy and won't eat this go...
by marleah
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: So what DIDN'T you eat?
Replies: 15
Views: 10399

I just started a job as a para this August at a local elementary school, and during the first week, one day there was part of a cake in the lounge, and the next day there were TWO desserts in the lounge! Everyone was indulging, but I told them I save my treats for the weekend.

Yay me!
by marleah
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Mixed Drink Crisis!
Replies: 11
Views: 8767

I just don't drink alcohol of any type on N-days. My own personal preference of course, but I find that in the drinks that I like (mixers, hard lemonade), it's just a lot of empty calories. I'm not a wine drinker, so that doesn't factor in either. But then I am also a person who will not drink fruit...
by marleah
Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Calling all teachers!
Replies: 23
Views: 22487

I just started a part-time job as a special ed paraeducator with kindergarten, first grade, and a couple of second grade students. I know, I'm not a teacher, but I'm in that environment every day. Funny thing is, I don't have a background in education - it's in psychology. But that works well when I...
by marleah
Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

The past week ... went pretty well. I did have an S-event Wednesday evening with my new book club group, and I will work better to plan those ahead of time so I can expect them. The weekend has been pretty tame though, so I think overall it will all even out. Everything else was green though! I have...
by marleah
Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Skipping meals?
Replies: 28
Views: 15068

Everyone has already had some really great responses, but I wanted to add a couple thoughts. Tea, even sweet tea, has caffeine in it, right? So if that is all that someone drinks, they may be mighty dehydrated. Drinking some water may be just the ticket to help get rid of some of that weight. I know...
by marleah
Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

I've tried the at-home thing, and I have Wii Fit which is nice on the weekends. I just don't feel as much of an impact with it. Which probably means I'm just not doing it right, LOL, but I really love our local gym. I probably will end up doing the Wii a bit more here the next couple of weeks until ...
by marleah
Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

8/14/09 - Success B: Cereal L: Leftover gnocchi in pasta sauce, carrots, tomatoes, banana D: Veggie sub at Quizno's, bbq chips Today was an orientation day for my new job in the local school district (I'm starting as a special ed para on Monday), and we had to do all the payroll/insurance/etc. paper...
by marleah
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: August Challenge!!!
Replies: 79
Views: 47389

Do check out the Couch to 5K, it's great! You can download podcasts to listen to that tell you when to switch from walking to running so that you don't have to time yourself. It builds you up from short intervals of running/walking to running a whole 5K. I never thought I could be a runner until I f...
by marleah
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

8/13/09 - Success

B: Cereal
L: Mexican pasta casserole, banana, carrots, tomatoes
D: Gnocchi (potato balls? doesn't sound as nice) in pasta sauce on a slice of bread, red grapes, and cucumber/tomato/basil salad
by marleah
Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Wed 8/12/09 - Success B: Cereal L: Veggie sub from Jimmy John's D: Mexican pasta casserole, spinach salad, red grapes Not much to say on this one - lunch was a bit smaller than usual (no apple, etc.), but I was very busy during the day so I didn't even notice. I also drank my whole bottle of water (...
by marleah
Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Tue 8/11/09 - Success (with a tiny S-event in the evening) B: Cereal L: Leftover Mexican pasta casserole, spinach salad with tomatoes, banana D: Veggie sub from Subway My tiny S-event was a couple of Oreos after dinner. My dad's birthday was on Monday and we did a small celebration for him last nigh...
by marleah
Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 217239

I can't speak from experience, but I have heard that pretty much any exercise you did before you were pregnant, you can do after you are pregnant. Of course, maybe not right up to the day, but you can do a lot. There was one girl who worked at the gym that I go to who would also go to the exercise c...
by marleah
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Mon 8/10/09 - Success B: Cereal L: Apple-sage vegan sausage, tomatoes, carrots, apple D: Mexican pasta casserole, spinach salad, red grapes I had a great weekend - we went to visit my sister for her birthday, and we ate out at a Greek restaurant and a Middle Eastern restaurant. AND we got appetizers...
by marleah
Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 217239

Nice progress! Isn't it great when you can tell that your hard work is paying off?

Mmm, homemade pizza. Sounds delish!
by marleah
Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Thu 8/8/09 - Success B: Cereal with walnuts L: Leftover curried cauliflower/potatoes on pita, spinach salad with walnuts, apple D: PB&J, spinach salad with tomatoes, red grapes Ryan had some things going on last night, so we had to have an early and quick dinner. I so was not going to cook something...
by marleah
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My first ever No S red day.
Replies: 5
Views: 4820

Hahaha, I've done that. I usually give myself a break if I JUST lick my fingers. Or JUST lick the spoon once. If I get to the bowl ... it's all over.

:) At least you enjoyed it!
by marleah
Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in
Replies: 1014
Views: 449353

I'm always horrible with those free chips they offer. With salsa! That's so hard. I try to limit myself to a handful (or two, maybe).
by marleah
Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Wed 8/5 - Success B: Cereal with walnuts L: Leftover curried cauliflower/potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, apple D: "Aztec Quinoa" (quinoa with black beans, zucchini, chiles, corn, red onion, tomatoes) - this was delicious! Plus spinach salad with walnuts and papaya! Totally going for the tropical flair ...
by marleah
Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Tue 8/4 - Success

B: Cereal with walnuts
L: Leftover tacos, tomatoes, carrots, apple, banana
D: Curried potatoes and cauliflower on pita, red grapes, cucumber/tomato salad
by marleah
Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Mon 8/3 - Success B: Cereal with walnuts L: Leftover layered taco, carrots, tomatoes D: Refried bean no-queso quesadilla, pluot (plum + apricot combo!), red grapes, spinach salad with walnuts I got back into the gym for the first time since before I was sick. It actually felt good to be lifting weig...
by marleah
Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 217239

It is really crazy how weight can fluctuate so much from day to day, and even on the same day. It's really made me realize that I can't just focus on that particular number!

Sounds like you are doing great - it doesn't happen fast, but it's been happening, so that is fabulous. :)
by marleah
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Fri 7/31/09 - SUCCESS B: Cereal with walnuts L: Hobo meal, carrots, tomatoes, apple D: dinner at Chinese restaurant - tofu and veggies on rice Technically dinner was on two plates, but since we only eat here once a month or so, I let that go. It's not a license to go crazy, and the food is relativel...
by marleah
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 217239

Oh, I always loved having breakfast foods for dinner! Homemade pancakes are just the best. And I know what you mean about not feeling treated on the weekend if you slip up during the week. Don't stress about it, and don't stress about the weekend - it's a weekend! And you're going to a bbq! Don't wo...
by marleah
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: August Challenge!!!
Replies: 79
Views: 47389

I'll go for this. In July I only had one red day, which was good, but I have done better before. Plus I was sick for a week so I had a WHOLE WEEK of S days on top of my usual ones. Not that eating soup and popsicles makes you gain weight necessarily, but I did get off habit. (And yay, KCCC! I love C...
by marleah
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I just have to stop
Replies: 5
Views: 4170

Ooh, I know that is hard. But good for you recognizing that! Hey, you could always make a HabitCal for it, if you think that would help.

Congrats on taking another step! :)
by marleah
Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Thu 7/30/09 - SUCCESS B: Cereal with walnuts, vegan yogurt L: Hobo meal, spinach/carrot/tomato salad, apple D: 2 No-Queso Quesadillas (from The Vegan Table cookbook), salad with walnuts, banana The No-Queso Quesadillas were delicious! Basically they are filled with hummus (and green onions and a bit...
by marleah
Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

7/29/09 - SUCCESS B: Cereal with walnuts, vegan yogurt L: Udon with peanut sauce and green beans, spinach/tomato/carrot salad, apple D: Hobo meal (with asparagus in it! yum!), red grapes, vegan yogurt, spinach/walnut salad Well, today I got back into running. I figured if I didn't do it now, I never...
by marleah
Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 217239

I just love having leftovers, it makes life so much easier sometimes!

What are you stitching?? I'm crocheting a baby blanket right now.
by marleah
Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Tue 7/28 - SUCCESS B: Cereal with walnuts, vegan yogurt L: Udon with peanut sauce and green beans, spinach salad, apple, vegan yogurt D: Grilled tofu, spinach salad with walnuts, red grapes Not much to say about yesterday - put in quite a few hours prepping and studying for comps (yuck!) and helped ...
by marleah
Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Rough start and a couple of questions
Replies: 8
Views: 5905

Starting out can be a bit tough! Since starting No-S, my portions are actually larger than what I used to eat. I used to just have the main entree portion of dinner and then snack on other stuff - now my plate is filled up with the entree (same size as before), a salad, a piece of fruit, etc. I feel...
by marleah
Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Well, I was up to 30 minutes - but now that I've been not running for two weeks since I was sick, I'm not sure how far back I've gone! I've been using the Couch to 5K plan - there are podcasts you can download on iTunes that guide you through and help you work up to 5K week by week! I swear by them,...
by marleah
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Mon 7/27/09 - SUCCESS B: Cereal with walnuts, vegan yogurt L: Potato soup with green beans, small salad, apple D: Udon noodles and green beans with peanut sauce, spinach salad with walnuts, red grapes I was worried about today being hard since last week was all sick days (and necessarily!), but it r...
by marleah
Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: You know your plate is too full when....
Replies: 35
Views: 19040

... you cut your meat because there is not enough room to move your knife back and forth. So I haven't thought of anything to add, but I can totally relate to this! My main dish (not meat) usually ends up running into my veggies when I try to cut it into bitesize pieces. Haha, keep 'em coming![/quo...
by marleah
Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Can you get anyone to join?
Replies: 11
Views: 7254

I've wondered this myself here and there, but I think it's just a matter of people needing to be ready to hear something. I have a background in psychology, and that's a big thing that we learned - a lot of people can't change unless they want to. Yes, it sounds hokey and people always say it, but i...
by marleah
Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

So much for getting back on track - I started getting a sore throat Sunday evening, and then on Monday it was full blown sore throat and sinus issues! It was actually so bad that I went home sick from work for the first time in 14 months! I went to the doc and got an antibiotic - apparently it may t...
by marleah
Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

So a quick summary of last week: It all went pretty well - I did have an "S-event" on Wednesday evening, since a friend took me out for my birthday which actually fell on Saturday. The weekend went fine as well - although I had way too much sugar (banana chocolate chip muffins / chocolate cake) and ...
by marleah
Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: VSNFA: Very Serious Nonfood Addictions
Replies: 5
Views: 11549

I haven't used No S per se for anything like that, but I am intending to start using the HabitCal for some other habits that I want to break. For example, I (embarrassing habit alert) bite my lips quite frequently and invariably end up causing cold sores and swollen glands, which is painful and anno...
by marleah
Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Wed 7/9/09 - SUCCESS

B: Cereal with walnuts
L: Pasta with sauce, ciabatta roll
D: Layered taco, spinach salad with walnuts

Exercise: 30 min yoga, 15 min walking

Pretty good day - still not losing, but holding steady. And I know that I can't just go by what a few days say ... oh well!
by marleah
Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Tue 7/7/09 - SUCCESS B: Cereal with walnuts L: BBQ tofu sandwich with spinach salad and apple D: Pasta with tomato-artichoke sauce, roasted asparagus and zucchini, ciabatta roll Exercise: Ran 20 minutes, walked 15; Wii Boxing/Wii Fit Not sure what is going on, but I'm up a couple pounds lately. Stil...
by marleah
Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Behind again!

Mon 7/6/09 - SUCCESS

B: Cereal with walnuts
L: BBQ tofu on pita, tomatoes, carrots, apple
D: Sandwiches (lettuce pickle, artichoke, bell pepper, soy pepperoni) and cantaloupe

Exercise: lifted weights at the gym, 15 min walking (besides normal day stuff)
by marleah
Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Oh goodness, it's been a while. I have not been motivated at all this week to get on the computer! Which I guess isn't a problem in itself, really - it is always good to have a break. But ... this week I did have some slip ups. I felt horrible on Tuesday and even napped on the couch after I got home...
by marleah
Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone use brewer's (nutritional) yeast?
Replies: 16
Views: 12595

A cookbook that I have, How It All Vegan, has a recipe for a cheesy sauce that can be used with pasta, baked potatoes, vegetables, etc. that is made with nutritional yeast. We mixed it with some broccoli and put it on baked potatoes, and we also mixed some with Ro-tel (diced tomatoes and peppers in ...
by marleah
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Skinny Bitchin and No S
Replies: 17
Views: 9012

I'll just pop in to mention I've been vegan for over a year and vegetarian for over 5, and I read Skinny Bitch a while back. I didn't mind the tone, but it's definitely not for everyone! I haven't had any problems with my diet; in fact, along with increasing exercise (and being more athletic than ev...
by marleah
Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Idle Time
Replies: 6
Views: 4794

Me too! Eating during TV time or watching a movie was big for me. Instead, I always have a crochet project that I can work on (lots of my friends are having babies here recently, so I have been the baby blanket queen) that keeps my hands busy. There's added incentive to not eat because I can't get t...
by marleah
Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

I usually don't have a problem getting full - for some reason this week is just ridiculous for me. I was trying to think of why that might be, and the only thing I can think of is I am drinking less tea. That may be contributing to the extra PMS symptoms. Oh, and I haven't been drinking as much wate...
by marleah
Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: the snacking obsession among parents today
Replies: 63
Views: 26796

And it's not only that snacks are promoted, but it's the type of snacks. Having an apple or something like that after school (as in the ONLY snack you have during the day) is one thing, but fruit roll-ups at soccer practice? Ask anyone, and they will say that the snacks are supposed to fuel the kids...
by marleah
Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Tue 6/23/09 - FAIL! B: Cereal with walnuts, banana L: Orzo pasta leftovers; spinach salad with walnuts; apple D: Quinoa and veggies on pita; spinach salad with walnuts; strawberries and a bit of peanut butter S: Bowl of raisin bran So I felt like I couldn't hold off. I was fairly miserable this afte...
by marleah
Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

I was figuring hormones and all that - plus I gave blood last week, so I'm sure my body is all out of whack just from that type of thing too. Headaches are miserable! I agree with your thought about lacking things nutritionally. If I'm feeling "off" I always try to remember how much fresh fruit/vegg...
by marleah
Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Oh no, I'm behind! Fri 6/19/09 - SUCCESS Mon 6/22/09 - SUCCESS B: Cereal, walnuts L: Orzo pasta with roasted red peppers and peas; carrots, tomatoes, apple D: Vegan brat in a pita; spinach salad with walnuts; black grapes This was a tough day since it was the first day of my period. I was a little e...
by marleah
Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Wed 6/17/09 - SUCCESS B: Smoothie L: Layered taco, spinach salad with walnuts, apple D: Thai curry with pita(from The Vegan Table) - first time I've cooked with coconut milk! It was loaded with cauliflower, tofu, rice, red bell pepper, and potatoes. Also spinach salad with walnuts and red grapes. Ex...
by marleah
Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The "Musical Fruit" haha :)
Replies: 18
Views: 16962

You CAN soak the lentils, but I don't think you would want to soak them overnight - maybe just for 20-30 minutes. They will cook faster that way, but if you soak them longer they will probably just get mushy. Being vegan, we eat a TON of beans. My husband has always been quite a gassy fellow, so to ...
by marleah
Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The End of Overeating
Replies: 9
Views: 6638

I read this book last week! He really does hint at a lot of No-S principles (reduce portion sizes, eat healthy (or healthier) foods, make it a habit ... and he explores cultural differences too a bit. The only downside is that I can really see people reading it and saying yeah that it makes sense, b...
by marleah
Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Did you know today is National Splurge Day?!
Replies: 7
Views: 5887

Ooh, I love getting new office supplies! Call me crazy, but I was the kid who was actually excited for school to start (and as a grad student, still am) because I got to buy new notebooks and pens and everything. I don't have any money to splurge, and I don't want to splurge on food ... I think I wi...
by marleah
Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Mon 6/15/09 - S-day Monday was an S-day because I gave blood for the first time in 3 years! In the past I have had some iron issues (not anemia, just some days lower iron than others) plus I have very small veins and so it's often hard for me to give blood. Well, I decided to try again and made it a...
by marleah
Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Fri 6/12/09 - SUCCESS B: Raisin bran, walnuts; banana L: Hobo meal, carrots, tomatoes, apple D: Lentil-artichoke stew with rice on pita; spinach salad with walnuts; pineapple Exercise: Lifted weights at the gym; 15 min stationary bike; walked a few blocks to/from coffee shop for thesis meeting Crazy...
by marleah
Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Thu 6/11/09 - SUCCESS B: Raisin bran with walnuts L: PB&J, small spinach salad with carrots and tomatoes, apple D: Tempeh sandwiches (with tomatoes, lettuce, vegan mayo, pickles, mustard), red grapes, spinach salad with walnuts Exercise: Ran/walked intervals for 30 minutes (Couch to 5K Week 4); 30 m...
by marleah
Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

6/10/09 - SUCCESS B: Oatmeal (the not-so-instant kind) L: Bean and veggie soup, 2 tortillas, apple D: Hobo meal (yum!), red grapes, small spinach salad with walnuts Exercise: Lifted weights at the gym; 10 min on stationary bike; walked 2 miles (my car was at the shop so I walked home after dropping ...
by marleah
Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Thanks guys! Visuals do help a lot. I can't really see changes in the mirror much either - you mentioned that in your thread, Nichole. I can tell if I look at a picture of myself from a few months ago and one now, to an extent. But apparently there is a difference. 6/9/09 - SUCCESS! B: Instant oatme...
by marleah
Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

6/8/09 - SUCCESS! B: Cereal, walnuts, pecans L: Lentils and rice, carrots, tomatoes, apple D: Corn on the cob, baked potatoes, "cheese" sauce with broccoli and tomatoes Exercise: Weights at the gym, 10 minutes cardio I still need to get better about drinking my water - it's really tough on Mondays a...
by marleah
Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 217239

Great job! That suit is adorable!
by marleah
Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Fri 6/5/09 - SUCCESS B: Cereal, walnuts, pecans L: PB&J, carrots, tomatoes, apple D: Ate at a Chinese restaurant - veggies, tofu, rice I technically had 2 plates at the Chinese restaurant, but they were quite small and I virtual plated. I felt a little iffy doing that, especially with my S-days this...
by marleah
Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Thu 6/4/09 - S(ick) Day B: Cereal, walnuts, pecans L: Quizno's regular veggie sandwich (no cheese) D: Pasta with veggies, spinach/walnut salad S: PB&J The day started out so well, but there has been a lot of stress here lately (husband+work, me finding another job) and I just did not feel well at al...
by marleah
Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Rewards thread
Replies: 17
Views: 9937

It's always really hard for me to think of rewards that A) don't involve food and B) don't involve money - I'm broke! Of course, you could always say that your S-day treat (food) is a reward for a good week ... but that's not really how they are used. Here are a couple of ideas I've come up with ......
by marleah
Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Mon 6/1/09 - S-Day This S-day was for my mom's birthday, which isn't until Friday but she is going to be out of town then. My sister is back home from college right now too, so it was a nice family time. Tue 6/2/09 - SUCCESS B: Cereal, walnuts, pecans; banana L: PB&J (no leftovers!), small salad wit...
by marleah
Sun May 31, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Haha, thanks! We always talk about how our grocery budget is the largest bill we have each month, because we eat so well! It's always exciting trying new recipes, so that's where a lot of that comes from too. The wedding was fun - and due to scheduling, driving, etc. didn't really have a chance to o...
by marleah
Fri May 29, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Thu 5/28/09 - SUCCESS B: Cereal, walnuts, pecans; banana L: Layered taco, apple, lettuce+walnut salad D: Spicy pasta with veggies; roasted asparagus, zucchini; red grapes Exercise: Walking ~ 1 hour I had my car in the shop for an oil change, and I had things to do which meant I walked across town to...
by marleah
Thu May 28, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Wed 5/27/09 - SUCCESS B: Cereal, walnuts, pecans; banana L: Layered taco; lettuce/walnut salad; apple D: Spicy pasta with tomatoes and artichoke; roasted asparagus/bell peppers Exercise: 30 min Wii Fit, 30 min workout DVD Water: 40 oz Dinner was delicious! But I wish I would have included some grape...
by marleah
Wed May 27, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Oops, got a little behind - but it's all been SUCCESS or S-Days (Sat, Sun, Mon) since I last posted. Tue 5/26 - SUCCESS B: Cereal with walnuts, pecans L: Veggie lasagna, lettuce/walnuts/dressing D: Layered tacos, red grapes I haven't been eating as well as I usually do, since I haven't had to pack m...
by marleah
Fri May 22, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: VintageGeek's Daily Check-in
Replies: 77
Views: 31137

Morningstar Farms ... pizza ... burger? What is this exotic delicacy you speak of?? It sounds like you have a good plan - I always try to remember that just because it WILL fit on one plate doesn't necessarily mean it SHOULD. And there shouldn't be a problem having an S-event for a family cookout! I...
by marleah
Thu May 21, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food, Inc.
Replies: 5
Views: 4179

I do, too, but depending on where you live "back to basics" is probably at odds with being vegan and following a vegan diet. If part of your definition of "back to basics" includes eating seasonally and locally, there aren't many places in the world where you can do that and be vegan. - wosnes Actu...
by marleah
Wed May 20, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Tue 5/19/09 - SUCCESS B: Cereal with walnuts, pecans; banana L: Lentils, artichokes, tomatoes with rice; pita D: Boca burger loaded with veggies on whole wheat bread; red grapes; corn on the cob Water: 20 oz I have a few days off (since I haven't found a second job yet), and I'm finding that it is a...
by marleah
Tue May 19, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: VintageGeek's Daily Check-in
Replies: 77
Views: 31137

You should totally try some of the teas from Adagio Tea. This one is one of my favorites: http://www.adagio.com/green/casablanca_twist.html?SID=ba72a453076e37570704ec150b710488 It's green tea with a touch of peppermint to it, and it's excellent! They specialize in loose teas, but you might be able t...
by marleah
Tue May 19, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fruits/Veggies and satiety
Replies: 19
Views: 11921

I'm vegan, and I too had that fear/weird factor of including my fruit as part of my meal rather than as a snack. Surprisingly, I find it works really well. So here's a sample of what I do: Breakfast: Either a smoothie (fruit) or cereal topped with walnuts/pecans with a banana on the side. Lunch: My ...
by marleah
Tue May 19, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nichole's Daily Check-In
Replies: 539
Views: 217239

Ooh, I love the detail on Toto! Nice job, those projects are a big commitment. I love art, but I haven't practiced my drawing/painting for years, so now I'm not happy with anything I do. Meh. I always have heard that tea is much easier on the system than coffee. Not sure how accurate that is, but it...
by marleah
Tue May 19, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Mon 5/18/09 - SUCCESS B: Cereal with walnuts, pecans; banana L: Lentils/artichokes/tomatoes/rice on pita (from The Vegan Table); carrots, tomatoes, apple D: Vegan chicken nuggets, roasted potatoes, "honey" mustard with agave nectar instead of honey (from The Vegan Table) Water: 36 oz Exercise: Wii F...
by marleah
Mon May 18, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kaidell's Daily
Replies: 13
Views: 8284

Sometimes people gain a bit initially, mainly due to getting used to what you said - after dinner, you are done. Don't worry about it - it all evens out! We are very similar - I'm 24, 5'2, and after No-S-ing for a couple of months hovering around 137 (I started around 145). Stick with it - it gets b...
by marleah
Sat May 16, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Well, the week rounded out with successes. I did have a couple of bigger meals that led to me staying right around the same weight. Which is no big deal, really. It just reinforced the idea that alcohol (margaritas, specifically) should be kept for the weekends for me. We have a graduation party to ...
by marleah
Thu May 14, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Wed 5/13/09 - SUCCESS B: Cereal with walnuts, pecans; small glass of juice L: PB&J, lettuce, carrots, tomatoes D: Bell pepper stuffed with rice, tomatoes, lentils; spinach salad with walnuts and pecans Water: 50 oz The stuffed bell pepper recipe is from The Vegan Table cookbook (but I added the lent...
by marleah
Wed May 13, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Mon 5/11/09 - SUCCESS Tue 5/12/09 - SUCCESS B: Cereal w/ walnuts, pecans L: Quizno's small veggie sandwich on wheat, no cheese; barbecue chips D: Vegan African buffet - rice, lots of curries, banana Kind of an out-of-the-ordinary day! Breakfast was pretty normal, but we are out of bananas, so no fru...
by marleah
Sat May 09, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Fri 5/8/09 - SUCCESS B: Smoothie L: Lentils and rice on pita; carrots, tomatoes, apple D: Falafel on pita with tomatoes, lettuce, and cucumbers; black beans and rice on the side We ate at a restaurant tonight like we usually do on Fridays, and it went pretty well. I think everything was relatively l...
by marleah
Fri May 08, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

I cannot say enough good things about her book The Joy of Vegan Baking! Everything I have made from that book is amazing. Short of that, I have had fantastic luck just using regular recipes and replacing the eggs with Ener-G egg replacer, or the milk with soymilk, butter with Earth Balance butter, e...
by marleah
Fri May 08, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Thurs 5/7/09 - SUCCESS B: Cereal, walnuts, pecans; banana L: Lentils, chickpeas, and rice on pita; carrots, tomatoes, apple D: Lentils, chickpeas, and rice on pita; dill pickle spear Water: 45 oz It's been so nice lately! I can't wait until my schedule opens up a bit more next week and I can start r...
by marleah
Thu May 07, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Wed 5/6/09 - SUCCESS B: Cereal, walnuts, pecans; banana L: Layered taco, carrots, tomatoes, apple D: Lentils, chickpeas, and rice on a pita; dill pickle spear Water: 50 oz No extra exercise because I worked with a group of 30 (!) 6 and 7 year olds today for my thesis and was totally exhausted afterw...
by marleah
Thu May 07, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Am having problems! Please help...
Replies: 34
Views: 15450

This doesn't address ALL of those rules (which do seem like quite a few) - but maybe you can combine some of those rules together in ways that make sense. For example - I usually get 50-60 oz of water a day, and I usually take about an hour to eat meals. The way I do it is I take a bite of food, and...
by marleah
Wed May 06, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Tue 5/5/09 - SUCCESS

B: Cereal, walnuts, pecans; banana
L: Layered taco, tomatoes, carrots, apple
D: Veggie and tofu stir fry

Exercise: Lifted weights, 10 min on bike
Water: 54 oz

The day went pretty well. Busy, of course, but no real issues to speak of.
by marleah
Tue May 05, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Mon 5/4/09 - SUCCESS B: Smoothie (homemade - strawberry, peach, banana w/ soymilk and oj) L: Veggie brat wrapped in a pita, homemade pickles, walnuts, pecans, apple D: Layered taco Exercise: 30 min of Wii Fit Water: 54 oz I have been amazed at how well I am able to delay my lunch on Mondays (when I'...
by marleah
Mon May 04, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: VintageGeek's Daily Check-in
Replies: 77
Views: 31137

I LOVE her podcasts! Watch out, she might turn you vegan. :P I saw her speak last year and got her Joy of Vegan Baking cookbook signed, and she's just as nice in person. Very genuine too! Sounds like you are doing well - pasta is something I could eat all day without stopping, so I know that feeling...
by marleah
Mon May 04, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marleah's Check-In
Replies: 124
Views: 53210

Fri 5/1/09 - SUCCESS Had a good day Friday, and had a great weekend! My husband and I went to a Killers concert Saturday night. We dined out here and there Sat and Sun, but it turned out that each of those days we only had one really big meal. We had small breakfasts each day, and then lunch tended ...
by marleah
Mon May 04, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: First week
Replies: 1
Views: 1906

Great job! That would be very tough to not snack while you are around food (and probably very tasty food) all day. One day at a time, and make sure you treat yourself on your S-days!