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by noni
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What did/do you take seconds of?
Replies: 16
Views: 6232

Since I had a bigger plate then, I wasn't always temped by seconds, except the crust around the casserole dish, and potato chips when served with a sandwich meal.
by noni
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: March Challenge
Replies: 26
Views: 7146

That is my goal: only one S event on each S day. Writing this for a bump :)
by noni
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Skippy commerical
Replies: 14
Views: 5596

Oolala, I would never let my kids do what that child in the ad was doing: sitting in a chair with a big jar of peanut butter and dipping his celery, or whatever, into it, and looking like 'no holds barred'. I'm sure they'd love to, though! I get from my son how food in his friends' homes are free to...
by noni
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: March Challenge
Replies: 26
Views: 7146

I really been needing this again to be accountable

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09: Son's birthday
by noni
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Skippy commerical
Replies: 14
Views: 5596

Desert Rat, maybe those "teenagers" are really in their fifties, and the wrinkle cream is actually doing its job! lol
by noni
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Skippy commerical
Replies: 14
Views: 5596

Skippy commerical

I'm confused. I haven't watched regular TV in years, but just recently upon entering the 21st century, I got something similar to cable, and was able to view a Skippy peanut butter commercial using a chubby child actor eating a big glob of peanut butter out of a large jar, as if this is a good thing...
by noni
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

Thank you kind ladies for your encouragement. Sometimes I feel all alone in this, but I know many of us have this problem. My daughter is given a lot of candy and snack cakes for her family by the same relative. She was near tears seeing how she couldn't control herself around it, and she otherwise ...
by noni
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

Okay, I'm not able to control myself around chocolate anymore. That was my mod...a sweet after lunch and dinner, normally consisting of a single piece of chocolate. I did good for a whole year, but when Christmas hit, and lots of choco candy given to us as it is every year by a family member whose m...
by noni
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Good read about No S like system
Replies: 9
Views: 5207

Every time I read about minimalism, I start tossing stuff, donating it, etc... So far I haven't had any serious regrets. Of course it"s only my stuff. I'd love to get a hold of a shovel to clear out my husbands collections, but can't find the shovel. Maybe I donated it...
by noni
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Nibbling
Replies: 6
Views: 2986

LOL...Oolala!
by noni
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What Sets People Up For Food Obsession?
Replies: 22
Views: 8002

Octavia wrote: I even remember stylised, 1970s illustrations, and how the cartoon girls were all tiny, leggy things with huge eyes, in swirly mini dresses.
They were copying Twiggy from the 60's, whom the media exalted.
by noni
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: unused fitness media/stuff
Replies: 29
Views: 9246

"TunaFishKid" said: "Well, if it makes you feel any better, my now defunct innards are not so happy, either, and I never did more than a brisk walk during my pregnancies, lol." Well, actually, it kind of does! Not that you have that problem, Tuna, but that it may have happened to me anyway, so now I...
by noni
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: unused fitness media/stuff
Replies: 29
Views: 9246

TunaFishKid wrote: Flashback....anybody else remember the "20 Minute Workout" on tv?
Did them every day! "They" said, if you have been jogging or exercising regularly before you became pregnant, you can continue doing so all through-out your pregnancy. And I did, but my now defunct innards are not thanking me.
by noni
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to stop failing
Replies: 11
Views: 4980

My grandmother put it very simply: (insert accent) "Honey, once you start eating between meals, it's very hard to stop." No psychology. I try not to snack even on an S-day, but enjoy a sweet after meals. Sometimes it's a success, but as soon as I taste something, whether savory or sweet between meal...
by noni
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Where'd you get that?
Replies: 2
Views: 2148

Lol...it sure puts things into perspective!
by noni
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Non-Vanilla No Sers: what are your tweaks?
Replies: 28
Views: 13083

I gave myself too much leeway. I won't blame it on my sweet mod, because I had been doing that successfully since last January. Even with years of Vanilla No S, I"ve struggled with holiday eating. I have 2-3 holiday dinners for company, so a lot of food and sweets. It's so hard for me to stop after ...
by noni
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

Thank you, Oolala. And you're correct...two lbs came off already this week, and that is with a couple red days, but smaller indiscretions. I'll tell you though, even though my stomach wasn't growling from hunger after scaling back the holiday-time junk, I started getting literally shaky from coming ...
by noni
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: from senseless to savoring
Replies: 16
Views: 7041

Re: from senseless to savoring

Welcome to No S, savor! [ "That's where I learned about Marie Kondo for one thing. Kon Mari also worked for me; I cleaned out my closet and dressers 4 years ago, and I'm pleased to say that all of my clothes are still folded neatly and filed away tidily."] When I got tired of my son's folded clean c...
by noni
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

Being on No S through the Holidays, kept me from eating my way from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, this time around. I only overate Christmas Eve through NY's Day. Gained 6 pounds from it, but I'm determined to get back on track. My heartburn started to creep up, my knees were starting to ache...
by noni
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: January Challenge
Replies: 32
Views: 9106

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Hoping for a better month NoS-wise. A safe New Year to all!
Not off to a great start
by noni
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Only have a minute to exercise? Here's the system for you!
Replies: 15
Views: 6982

Thank you, Life!
by noni
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Only have a minute to exercise? Here's the system for you!
Replies: 15
Views: 6982

I'm thinking my son would like this. He's in shape, so he would progress quickly. I was just wondering about equipment needs, like doing the iron cross, etc...
by noni
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: if the shirt fits...
Replies: 3
Views: 2688

That shirt is too funny!
by noni
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My journey to common sense
Replies: 51
Views: 12063

Wow...your last set of children make 10 for you! Sounds like a lot of work, but you have a lot of experience, too! Congratulations!
by noni
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: December Challenge
Replies: 33
Views: 9574

Need December accountability!

:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :mrgreen: :)
:) 04 05 06 07 08 :)
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:)

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
by noni
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

I really need to do the December challenge. I haven't done it for a couple months or so. Weight has remained pretty steady during that time, but now with Thanksgiving passed (or is it?), and Christmas approaching, I'm struggling some. TG Day I had my daughter's family over. We both like to cook and ...
by noni
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2 plus years on No-S and need advice
Replies: 8
Views: 5593

Hi Lovedby2, I'm about your age, and even shorter than you. When I needed to cut another 20 lbs, I began to weigh myself daily and use a 7-1/2" plate for lunch and dinner. Even a salad will go on it as a side dish, although sometimes I'll eat few grapes or 1/2 banana as an extra, if I haven't been e...
by noni
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: NoS Suitable for Petite Persons?
Replies: 18
Views: 7963

I am short (5"1"), older, so it's been tough to maintain my weight loss. No breakfast M-F and very small plates. The weight was easier coming off than maintaining, but that may be because the thrill is gone, and I wanna eat! And I also weigh myself everyday to keep a close check. Once a week wasn't ...
by noni
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breakfasts - Big or small?
Replies: 24
Views: 11139

Except for coffee, I normally skip breakfast M-F. It helps keep my weight down. I was not a big breakfast eater anyway, so it's not a hardship.
by noni
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: a movable divided plate
Replies: 3
Views: 3236

I should get that for my 17 year old son, but it's table entertainment to hear him bellow when I put food on his plate.
by noni
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 10 months in testimonial
Replies: 15
Views: 11018

Congratulations on your weight loss and sanity! A great testament to the No S diet!
by noni
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

About a month ago I came back from the vaca/conference of 3 buffet meals a day. It had been a concern of mine. I had gained a bit over 3 lbs, which I was happy with, since I ate to my heart's content. I normally will gain that after a weekend. I did a lot of walking, which I'm sure was a big assist....
by noni
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Allison's Summer check-in
Replies: 56
Views: 22583

Allison, I just saw this. I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious daughter. May God be a comfort to you and your family.
by noni
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2185
Views: 996475

You are almost there, Oolala...hang on! At that time, the food you buy and love will be everywhere and more accessible, and I know you'll have a strategy in place by the time you're retired.
by noni
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: More scientific support for NoS
Replies: 12
Views: 7823

Except having a coffee, I rarely have anything for breakfast in the morning on an N-day, and it's the lowest weight I've been in years. It sounds like they like that 18 hours long fast each day. You could also do that, or close to it, by skipping breakfast. As far as "practical" weight management in...
by noni
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Finally succeeding
Replies: 5
Views: 6182

Excellent post! I wish you much peace with No S and your treatment results!
by noni
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Assistance Please
Replies: 11
Views: 6768

Like Oolala says, I would go with the luncheon size plate, about 8-1/2". My husband and adult sons use these for dinner. They do go back for seconds sometimes, but they are not NoSers.
by noni
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question about waffles
Replies: 13
Views: 7603

I would think nothing of having a slice of toast with jam on it on an N day. That probably would be more sugar than your waffle.
by noni
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

And a like button
by noni
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

BTW, I have seen my thin nephew-in-law take offered food from little kids (or anyone else), say thank you very enthusiastically, and eat no more than one bite with little negative repercussion from the food offerer. He just keeps insisting he'll eat more later. And it often doesn't. No one has ostr...
by noni
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

Skycat, Merry and Oolala, thank you for your encouragement! How true that you need a few weeks to realize a certain weight loss milestone. Life happens. Results: Last hogged-out weekend resulted in 5.25 lb wt gain on Mon (highest wt day). Today's (Sat, my lowest wt day) wt is a 3.75 lb loss from tha...
by noni
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Public Announcement For Public Accountability!
Replies: 9
Views: 5938

Good for you, taking control of your health! How nice it is to have a Dr. with sensible advice. No S is great as is (vanilla) or with tweaks. And tweaks can be dropped or added as you see fit. I also had a chocolate candy problem for many years, even at a normal weight. Back then, my motivation for ...
by noni
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

This Sat., I edged my way into the normal section of the BMI chart by a whopping 1/4 lb. I knew it wouldn't stay there but a minute, but it was nice to see; it's been a while. I figured it would take 2-3 weeks to stay there in a semi-permanent way. Not so sure now after this weekend: Graduation Part...
by noni
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 253
Views: 111893

naeman, I like your stats, and how you are taking small steps to achieve your goals. It seems so much more doable that way.

I wish you well this time around on your No S journey!
by noni
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2185
Views: 996475

Big time fail. And how did it start? by having a very light breakfast and then feeling empty, which rarely happens anymore, and deciding that meant I could snack That's one reason why I don't normally eat breakfast. I used to eat a light one, but I felt like I didn't eat anything. That was frustrat...
by noni
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: My One-Year NoS Success Story
Replies: 17
Views: 13487

I was always a Vanilla girl in the past, trying to implement the sweet mod and failing. But recently seeing someone else do it successfully was an encouragement to try again, and so far, success! Thank you for not being too timid to post about it.

And I'm all for praying before a meal, too!!
by noni
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting to freak out
Replies: 27
Views: 14245

There are 2 things I do that Lifeisablessing does: weigh myself daily (my ex-wrestler husband has told me this for years when I would complain about my weight creep, but I wouldn't listen); add mods that fit No S, so it becomes my own No S. There are 2 things I wouldn't do the same: eat as much as s...
by noni
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Please Vote: Company BBQ day tomorrow- S or N day?
Replies: 10
Views: 6337

When I was new to No S, and I didn't have two NWS days in that month yet, I would make it an S day. But as I continue on, I have to side with kaalii here, and make it a red, just so I can assess the info on weight gain, reflux, etc... But let it be known, I would definitely eat more than one plate, ...
by noni
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: June Challenge
Replies: 47
Views: 19554

Merry, you're a doll!
by noni
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 1 month on No S . . .results
Replies: 8
Views: 7030

Congrats on your weight loss, and figuring out a strategy to make No S livable for you at this time.
by noni
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: NOT throwing the baby out with the bathwater!
Replies: 12
Views: 7887

Welcome, Jennie! I also have implemented the same mod you have, after coming back to No S the third time. At first the sweet mod was small pieces of whatever pie or cake was left from the weekend, then gradually I found I prefer something smaller, like a mini Milky Way bar or one dove choc. There ar...
by noni
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is saggy skin inevitable?
Replies: 13
Views: 8905

I acquired saggy forearms. I notice them esp when laying down and holding up a book to read. They look like they belong to an 80 year old. My arms don't get too puffed when I gain, so I'm thinking it's aged related, too. My face had gotten a little thinner, and I'm seeing light lines around the chin...
by noni
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Denver 1973 Sunday check ins!
Replies: 35
Views: 14182

10-1/2 lbs gone...good job!
by noni
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 164456

Thank you, Merry! I rarely go out to eat, and do enjoy someone else cooking for a change, being served, etc...I'll try to be grateful for that :)
by noni
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2185
Views: 996475

I hear you, Merry! I keep thinking that I don't want to snack on S-days, but that line is blurred. I'm hesitant about adding hard rules for those days. Oolala, I know what you mean about the partially eaten sweets that IE purposed we could do. I've tried that for a number of years, and thought, why ...
by noni
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 192909

You a great example of one who goes through pain, and yet sees the blessings and gratefulness of life, big and small, and focuses on that. Healing comes sooner that way. Wishing you peace.
by noni
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 164456

In July, I have a M-F Bible Conference/vacation, and instead of looking forward to the relaxation and spiritual food, I'm anxious about the physical food. There will be a 3-meals a day structure, cafeteria-style , but usually on those days at home, I just drink coffee for breakfast, and use a very s...
by noni
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 253
Views: 111893

When it becomes clearer that the later guilt is more painful than opposing the present laziness, the tide can turn. So true! When I was on innumerable diets when I was younger, and couldn't stick with them, my mother told me, "you love food more than being thinner." But then acid reflux burned up m...
by noni
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: June Challenge
Replies: 47
Views: 19554

Re: June Challenge

I like Bullisaba's calendar set-up. :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: 01 02 :) :) 05 06 07 08 :) :) :) 12 13 14 15 16 :) :) 19 20 21 :) 23 :) :) 26 27 28 29 30 :) :) day 6: too much pork roast sampling before dinner day 9: son's birthday day 22: my birthday day 26: cake scrapings day 29: slice of fresh from t...
by noni
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2633
Views: 794523

I never appreciated my mother more than when I had to take over the cooking chores for my own family.
by noni
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

No disposal at my house, because I have well water/septic system - a big no-no. Most developments automatically put it in when they are receiving city/town water. But I don't need one; I have 4 male family members at home.
by noni
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 164456

Oolala, what is, or will be, your fasting/eating times the three days a week of fasting that you said you will go back to?
by noni
Wed May 31, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

Oolala and Skycat: no garbage disposal? The 3-day weekend gave me more than a 3 lb gain. But I took my ex-wrestling husband's advice: go back to the way you were eating and it will come off. I did, and in one day 2-1/2 lbs came off. Granted, it was mostly water and some undigested food, but if it's ...
by noni
Wed May 24, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

I'm not sure what I'd do next time. No one was home at the time, so even though I sorta put the snacks out of the way, they were not out of mind. I'm just glad it doesn't happen that often. I think it's the messing with my routine that's messing with me. I just need more practice to learn resolve! M...
by noni
Wed May 24, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee's daily check in
Replies: 321
Views: 117390

way to go, nette!
by noni
Fri May 19, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

Oolala, I used to feel stomach growls when I got hungry. Even when I don't eat past dinnertime until next day's lunch, I rarely get that growl. I miss it. It's not as forthcoming, feeling that growl, as you age. My meals are quite small, albeit dense, but dense makes me happy. Red yesterday. Went to...
by noni
Tue May 16, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Rewiring brain?
Replies: 5
Views: 4378

Yes, food has water in it, so less food, less water. That would give me headaches, too.
by noni
Tue May 09, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

Well, I'll put it this way...when I was on IF for a year or two, I really had plenty of energy those days that I didn't eat until dinner. I just grew "weary" of not eating! Now, most weekdays I don't eat breakfast, just coffee with a bit of cream, and mornings are my best self.
by noni
Tue May 09, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1277057

Happy birthday to you and your daughter!
by noni
Sat May 06, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

Oolala, my energy is like this: I have to drag myself to begin a cleaning project, but when it comes to something I like to do, like cook a new recipe or take a nap, I jump to it, lol. I guess that is nearly everyone's problem at every age. But getting older, it seems I prefer those sedentary activi...
by noni
Sat May 06, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

I gently suggest that you consider what else you might want that more eating changes could get you besides weight loss, something you can't get eating the way your are now. People often lose weight as a side effect when they make changes for other reasons/values. That's pretty much how it's been fo...
by noni
Fri May 05, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

You may be right, Oolala. I had an ice cream novelty obsession for years, but to overcome, I would take a detour in the supermarket. Now I can pass it by, but I don't look at it. Not a lingering look, anyway :? I'm finding it harder to get those last several lbs off to reach the edge of the normal B...
by noni
Wed May 03, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

My No S is steady going with a small plate and a sweet mod. My last recorded weight was on 3/31 @ 138-1/4 lbs. As of this morning it was 136-1/4 lbs. I may drop a bit or gain some from there, especially after the weekend. My S days are still pretty much under control, normally. This past Sat, though...
by noni
Wed May 03, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 192909

I remember an old Dr. Phil show that had him telling a young woman that she was to write down 100 things she was grateful for. Every time she opened her mouth to complain, he added another 100 to her list. It was hilarious, but inspiring. I thought I wouldn't be able to come up with the first 100, b...
by noni
Tue May 02, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ***** May Challenge *****
Replies: 14
Views: 8236

Re: ***** May Challenge *****

I like this calendar; it keeps the S-days together. Thanks Bullisaba! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) 08 :mrgreen: :mrgreen::mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 18 :mrgreen: :) :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen::mrgreen: :) :) :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen:...
by noni
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ready to make changes
Replies: 8
Views: 5731

I've lost just under a pound a week so far. I'm 50 and kind of not super worried about my hotness factor at this point, so I'm not in a hurry, but I can see me sliding off without really meaning to. Let's hope not! Lol, Larkspur! I looked at my bulging belly this morning, and thought, "Who cares......
by noni
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Appetizers? Sweets on N days?
Replies: 5
Views: 4062

Welcome, Alexandria, You have options. You could white knuckle it, not eating the appetizer nor the dessert, or you could fill a virtual plate with your favorite foods including your appetizer. If this 'out to dinner with friends' is not a usual happening, you could take a Non-Weekend S day (we can ...
by noni
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 87221

Oolala, that is the ideal, and I suppose there are those who eventually ease up on S days, but unfortunately, that wasn't me. I started to wonder what is wrong with my brain. It wasn't until I added a small sweet mod after meals that I was able to do the three meal on S-days without a ton of sweets ...
by noni
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 164456

Welcome back, vmsurbat! Missed you! It's always good to hear from another encouraging poster.
by noni
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Seth Godin on habits...
Replies: 2
Views: 2620

Wise words!
by noni
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2185
Views: 996475

Sometimes I feel the same way, Oolala. Do I need some catastrophe or tragedy to make me more grateful? It's an unsettling feeling. This new eating regime will probably settle in for you, much like No S did after a time of getting used to it. And I certainly understand the mindset of, "I'm older now,...
by noni
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 192909

Sounds like you're having a marvelous time! Enjoy the good food there. And how is it that a dog gets to go to Italy, but not me...lol
by noni
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Daily modifications. What are your thoughts?
Replies: 7
Views: 4896

I do a similar mod to Lifeisablessing: 2-3 meals all 7 days, and a small sweet on N-days, after a meal. This has kept me from going overboard with sweets on S-days, something I couldn't (or wouldn't) control with Vanilla. I do eat more sweets on S-days, because I usually bake one or two things, but ...
by noni
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

Tried a recipe called, Baked Ravioli Casserole yesterday. I always read reviews, because many times they have wisdom. The raviolis just wouldn't cook through on the edges, as it's a thicker pasta. I had to stir them up from the bottom, messing up my layering. This is what I get for practicing on peo...
by noni
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

oolala53 wrote:And if it's more active, fill up on the company and ambience. :)
Thanks Oolala. With 10 grandkids going to be in the house, that will be some kind of ambience :shock: Looking forward to it, though :)
by noni
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 192909

Sounds wonderful! Enjoy your holiday, and give us updates of the various foods you get to eat. Lucky you! Good going that you will try to keep your N-days... well, N.

Enjoy the warm weather, but don't sunburn. That will ruin your holiday!
by noni
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Check In
Replies: 30
Views: 12201

So sorry for your loss, Noel.

We hope you will post - we'd love to hear from you again!
by noni
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

Not a wild weekend, but did gain 2 lbs over it. That's pretty normal for No Ser's like us. Didn't Brian Wansink say that even losers and maintainers do this? But then lose it all by the end of the week. That may be a challenge for me this week: visiting relatives, cooking ahead for Easter, lots of c...
by noni
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1277057

Your ex-friend sounds like a passive-aggressive controller. I'm familiar with those. It's good that you ended it. But it's a lot harder when it's family :?
by noni
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1096
Views: 374864

Congratulations on your grandchild! I remember my first one, 13 years ago. I was very happy for my daughter, but unlike many new potential grannies, I was hardly talking about it, and some friends would say to me, "Aren't you excited?!" "Yes, but remember, I still have a three year old hanging on my...
by noni
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

I think about how I used to order a Chinese takeout lunch, with one pint of wonton soup included, and eat the entire thing at one sitting. Now I can make that baby last for 5 days!
by noni
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ari's Check-In
Replies: 72
Views: 15042

No S is a sane and normal way to eat forever. I wish you well on it!
by noni
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

Isn't it interesting to look back and see how much we clung to our eating? But I don't think we can rush the process, at least not without some compelling reason. It just evolves and I think even the down times are part of it. I was attempting to rush the process recently when my husband wanted to ...
by noni
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 151687

Merry, Also sorry about your loss. We had a funeral for a family member, as well, last week. The generation of family before us has started passing on, with natural deaths, about 10 years ago. Pretty big family on both sides. Just a few left of the closest relatives. It's sad to see, but I enjoy the...
by noni
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

Oops...not sure why I thought that, Oolala! I have found old calendars that I keep in the past that are marked with Habitcal. I was on No S longer than I thought, second time around. Toward the end of my vanilla No S, I added counting bites for a few weeks, stopped that, then tried my own combo of "...
by noni
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

Larkspur, I have a treadmill in my living room, which mostly stays up against the wall. If ever I go over, 40 min of a normal walk on it, I get shaky and want to eat anyone that passes by. I'm the only one who uses it (occasionally), but my husband doesn't want to get rid of it. I tell him we are th...
by noni
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

oolala53 wrote: It takes a relatively consistent reduction over a period of time of a little more than 200 calories to lose one ounce of fat and stabilize there. Fun!
Oh my! Consistency is the key. This had been my problem, and a problem for the masses.
by noni
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57406

Tues 4/4 Three S-days in a row had me gaining almost 3lbs. Most of it came off with diligence to my N-Days up to now. My husband, who wrestled, used to tell me that I could eat a lot one or two days, but as long as I return to your normal pattern it would come off. As I get older, the same holds tru...
by noni
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ceo418 check-in
Replies: 288
Views: 149833

I feel like this is a sort of 21-day challenge for me in keeping to the three meals a day all week, but I'm looking forward to keeping this going until Easter and evaluating how I do. Good for you! I committed myself to small plates for a time since Jan, then in Feb, I added the small sweet to cut ...
by noni
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31161

Elizabeth...where are you? I hope you are well. We miss you!