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by Vigilant2010
Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: iPod App for habit tracking?
Replies: 7
Views: 2938

I use a free app called "Half Year Free" that shows you six calendar months of the year at a time and allows you to color code each day however you like. Green, red, and yellow are among the options. :)
by Vigilant2010
Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

To be honest, I miss y'all too! I log in once in a great while to see how everyone is doing. Alot has happened in the past few months and I have definitely strayed away from no-S. No use in going into details. Oldest story in the book, really. I don't know when I'll be back, but I wish everyone the ...
by Vigilant2010
Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: midtownfg's daily check-in
Replies: 206
Views: 64535

Awww sorry about the migraine. :( And thank you for your wonderfully supportive message leading into Labor Day weekend! I really appreciated that. I have been off-balance all week due to suddenly having a 10 hour chunk of my day taken away (new job, whereas I was idle at home before). So I haven't b...
by Vigilant2010
Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: midtownfg's daily check-in
Replies: 206
Views: 64535

You can watch your husband enjoy a candy bar and be satisfied with that?!

You are a saint!

I'd typically be wailing "save me sooooooome!" like a bratty child. :roll:

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!
by Vigilant2010
Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: TexArk's Daily Check In
Replies: 68
Views: 14788

I'm going to join you in staying away from the scale. I'm going to track "no weigh ins" on my home calendar habitcal this month. I'm also with you on accepting that it will take a long time to lose our excess weight, and its best to focus on the right habits/behaviors/skills than on reaching specifi...
by Vigilant2010
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: midtownfg's daily check-in
Replies: 206
Views: 64535

Hey, good going with getting exercise started again. :) I hope you find something that lights a spark for you to get you excited again. I like what you said about the binges happening way less often and how no S makes things easy on most days, just not every day. I think that's a great description o...
by Vigilant2010
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ~ Reviving Renee ~
Replies: 1453
Views: 770727

So happy for you! Keep going!
by Vigilant2010
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Oh, but Buttercream, you're NOT failing at No S! Not losing weight does not equal failing the no S eating plan. I keep seeing this line all over the board lately about no S teaching a person how to maintain their weight first, and only subsequently how to lose weight. This is valuable indeed, especi...
by Vigilant2010
Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: TexArk's Daily Check In
Replies: 68
Views: 14788

Go Tex!

Successes can snowball just like failures. I would rather my snowballs were of the success variety.

Loved that!
by Vigilant2010
Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

TexArk, we are indeed kindred spirits! Otherwise, how did you know that your message is exactly what I needed to read AT THIS MOMENT?! Because I really did need a boost. Thank you so much. After failing the last two days of August, I've been "riding the wave" of cravings all day. I know the feelings...
by Vigilant2010
Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

Thanks for the encouragement, Marc. I know good and well that my red days are because of the STUPID friggin' brownies I had to bake for a social occasion and because of a misguided/premature self-control experiment that went awry (anyone could have predicted the outcome). I'm going back to my policy...
by Vigilant2010
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

SEPTEMBER CHECK-IN

SEPTEMBER 2009 CHECK-IN

Sept 1: success
Sept 2:exempt NWS #1
Sept 3: success
by Vigilant2010
Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

You're a kind soul. Just a thought--take it or leave it: if you are nervous about this new resolution and afraid you'll fail others, how about aiming for something a little less demanding? Like resolving to reach out once during the week and once on the weekend? That way if you have a particularly b...
by Vigilant2010
Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: TexArk's Daily Check In
Replies: 68
Views: 14788

I have also decided that when I have a planned sweet, it needs to be after a meal. I think I get too much of a sugar rush on an empty stomach or maybe my hunger needs to be satisfied first so that I am not using the sweet to satisfy hunger. Hi! I agree that having dessert AS DESSERT--after a meal, ...
by Vigilant2010
Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

So excited for you! So close to 21 days! You are smart to recognize that you'll have to come up with some system for being comfortable at restaurants, otherwise you'll start to feel anxious/resentful and abandon the plan. Please share your solution when you come up with it, because I and very likely...
by Vigilant2010
Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

I'm confused: I have always edited my monthly check-in post without any problems, but somehow when I went to update it to include the past couple of days, it got RE-posted on my thread two more times. I have no idea why!

Has anyone else had this problem?
by Vigilant2010
Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

Belt is sure snug from July's failures... Aug 1: exempt Aug 2: exempt Aug 3: success! First solid green day in a long time, and it's such a relief. Aug 4: success Aug 5: success Aug 6: success Marking this right after dinner to dissuade me from making a big mistake later tonight! The temptation is d...
by Vigilant2010
Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: TexArk's Daily Check In
Replies: 68
Views: 14788

TexArk you are doing great! So glad that walking and your pedometer is providing you with structure, motivation, and enjoyment. :)
by Vigilant2010
Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

Belt is sure snug from July's failures... Aug 1: exempt Aug 2: exempt Aug 3: success! First solid green day in a long time, and it's such a relief. Aug 4: success Aug 5: success Aug 6: success Marking this right after dinner to dissuade me from making a big mistake later tonight! The temptation is ...
by Vigilant2010
Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 437003

What a sweetheart your husband is!

Work that treadmill, girlfriend! :lol:
by Vigilant2010
Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in
Replies: 1014
Views: 333697

Good luck on your upcoming 5k's! :D
by Vigilant2010
Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

Mimi---that is so very sweet and touching! I now credit my recent good behavior to the positive vibes you are sending my way. :) Thank you so much. My ring hasn't arrived yet, but I'm really looking forward to receiving it! Buttercream--thank you very much! I'm still surprised those darn pants fit! ...
by Vigilant2010
Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: quantizing esses on S days
Replies: 9
Views: 2967

Hi there! I understand about the tendency to permasnack on S days just because "I can" and it definitely feels crappy. I say a little experimentation never hurts! Decide on a particular number of S events for this weekend and see how it makes you feel both throughout the weekend and during the subse...
by Vigilant2010
Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ~ Reviving Renee ~
Replies: 1453
Views: 770727

Well hi back at you, Renee! :) How's it going?
by Vigilant2010
Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: TexArk's Daily Check In
Replies: 68
Views: 14788

Aw, you saw a fox?! I'm so jealous! I frequent the nature preserves near my house and the only large mammal I've spotted all summer (besides deer) is a coyote! :roll:

Kudos on walking away from the Krispie Kreme, by the way!
by Vigilant2010
Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

TexArk, this is very interesting and provocative information! Thanks so much for passing this along to me. I am going to do some experiments for sure. Allowing myself to fully steep in the physical aspect of an emotion, instead of immediately trying to subdue it or ignore it or step out of my body/m...
by Vigilant2010
Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: In Memory of Peter
Replies: 14
Views: 4231

Really sorry, Olivia. :(
by Vigilant2010
Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

We had such a nice dinner: a cold plate of cheeses, salami, crackers and fruit, with Gewurtztraminer. It was wonderful and summery, and it looked like a picture arranged on the platter.
Um, drooling over here!
by Vigilant2010
Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Mediterranean Food Pyramid
Replies: 16
Views: 4287

Cool website, harmony. Thanks for sharing. :)
by Vigilant2010
Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: TexArk's Daily Check In
Replies: 68
Views: 14788

Good job on Thurs & Fri! Sorry to hear about Wednesday, but if my computer crashed I'd likely be in the pantry too. For better or for worse, I really do rely on these boards to keep my commitment to no S at the forefront of my mind.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend! :)
by Vigilant2010
Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

I decided some time ago that I was going to quit snacking completely except under truly exceptional circumstances. (There's a post labelled "I quit!" from July, right before I went on vacation.) I really hate the way I feel when I perma-snack. And that's my current definition of an "idiotic" S-day ...
by Vigilant2010
Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in
Replies: 1014
Views: 333697

:wink: :wink: :wink:
by Vigilant2010
Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Mediterranean Food Pyramid
Replies: 16
Views: 4287

Thanks for this, Marc. I'm printing this out and putting it on my fridge. It makes me feel better about adding some meat, poultry, and fish back into my diet at a time when my mom and two sisters are going vegetarian and making me feel kinda bad about the whole issue. (I was vegetarian for five year...
by Vigilant2010
Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 437003

Hey Mimi, just wanted to let you know I ordered a piece of no S jewelry from the Palm Beach website today: http://www.palmbeachjewelry.com/jump.jsp?itemID=7829&itemType=PRODUCT&iProductID=7829&path=1%2C2&crosssell=1 Much like one of your rings, it has three green stones to signify the three meals th...
by Vigilant2010
Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in
Replies: 1014
Views: 333697

Couldn't have said it better myself. :)

Permasnacking really is a crappy feeling. Would you mind if I reposted what you just wrote in my own thread? This is something I would like to keep at the forefront on my mind, and having it where I would see it again and again would be helpful.
by Vigilant2010
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: midtownfg's daily check-in
Replies: 206
Views: 64535

Hi midtown,

So sorry to hear about this kidney infection stuff! I really hope it doesn't recur. :(

Congratulations on losing 16 pounds on no S----awesome! Very inspiring to me, especially since I share your fondness for sweets! It lets me know that success is possible for me too...
by Vigilant2010
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in
Replies: 1014
Views: 333697

Thanks for stopping by my blog, KCCC, and for the breakfast suggestions. :) That's one thing about a normal N day... keeping a food journal is no big deal, because if eating is limited to three meals, I can remember. So unlike when I did WW!! On an S-day, it's hard to re-construct. I don't like that...
by Vigilant2010
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Vigilant2010
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Scientific Research
Replies: 6
Views: 2480

I enjoyed that; thanks for sharing. The next time I read about medical/diet/exercise research findings, I will be able to put it into better perspective.
by Vigilant2010
Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 187975

Hey Marc,

I'm a bit late to the party but wanted to say thanks for sharing your pictures! I love progress photos--very motivating!

Vig
by Vigilant2010
Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: TexArk's Daily Check In
Replies: 68
Views: 14788

yes yes yes! You can do 2 more days! :D
by Vigilant2010
Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

I wouldn't exactly call that an S day gone wild, though I did eat more than I would on an N day. On an N day, I wouldn't have had the cheese and crackers or the popsicle or the nuts. I guess that's not too bad. Or maybe I'm doing this all wrong....maybe the whole point is to just eat what I want an...
by Vigilant2010
Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

Thanks buttercream! And your name makes me drool. I mean, a pillow made out of buttercream?! I enter into one of those Homer Simpson-esque fantasies about an alternate world where everything is made of chocolate and candy and frosting. :lol:
by Vigilant2010
Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Winnie96 Daily Check In
Replies: 35
Views: 10539

Wow, Winnie, look at you go! Good job.

And you are worth the cost of the occasional AC blast, if that's what it takes to get a workout in and feel good. :) (But I do understand; we try to keep ours off as much as possible too.)
by Vigilant2010
Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello Everybody
Replies: 11
Views: 3611

Nice to have you here! :)
by Vigilant2010
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 929809

Hi Kathleen, Please don't quit! You are certainly not the only one frustrated by the excruciatingly slow rate of weight loss on no S. I like what TexArk said about taking weight maintenance (i.e. simply not gaining ) to be a success in itself. Given that most of us have lost and then regained and en...
by Vigilant2010
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

Thanks TexArk! I'm honored you read it and even more honored that you've posted to it, anonymous or not. :) Congrats on doing 3 green days in a row! That's great! I know what you mean about baking. I really like baking but I always overdo it, and I too will start building up the anticipation days in...
by Vigilant2010
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

omg MARC! That picture is seriously going to give nightmares! :lol: :x :shock:
by Vigilant2010
Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

I hear you. I know alot of people feel kinda disgusted when they see obese people shoveling it in at a buffet or a restaurant, but I always feel sadness rather than disgust. :cry: I can't help but wonder what's going on inside of them, emotionally and medically. (I'm don't mean to put words in your ...
by Vigilant2010
Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

Hey Marc, thanks so much! Although with your self-discipline of steel, I doubt my dessert reports make you *too* hungry. ;)
by Vigilant2010
Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bushranger's Check In
Replies: 65
Views: 16106

Awesome job! Here's to continued success! And I too hope to still see you around the forums. :)
by Vigilant2010
Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: back again
Replies: 10
Views: 3448

Thanks, Marianna and Ari! What really helped me was saying that S days were not binge days during which I should feel awful. Rather, they are Special days to take around 2 S events and enjoy Smile I don't know if it will help you to alter the No S diet a bit, but I needed more structure during the w...
by Vigilant2010
Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

lol, thanks mimi. glad you got a chuckle out of it! that's how I try to think of it--forget "wrecking" the car; my tendency is to run it off a cliff and watch it turn into a fireball. :P

Here's to a green week for the both of us!
by Vigilant2010
Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: back again
Replies: 10
Views: 3448

Welcome back!

!!!Shameless plug alert!!!

My blog is new, but I wouldn't necessarily call it exciting. :wink:

Wishing you success.
by Vigilant2010
Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joybelle's 3 month check in....
Replies: 1
Views: 1302

Good for you!
by Vigilant2010
Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: my first s day
Replies: 6
Views: 2351

I second Bushranger: if you haven't had a chance to check out the book yet, doing so might help you gain some insights and raise your morale a bit. You'll find several answers to your question of "how to do better" in the book, or even what "doing better" actually means when it comes to no S. But in...
by Vigilant2010
Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

Hmm, I put a little dent in the car today. Should I run it off a cliff for a Hollywood-style explosion?

nahhhhh....

I think I'll just dent the other side a bit for symmetry instead. :)

Off to have a cupcake, then! It's Sunday, after all.
by Vigilant2010
Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: TexArk's Daily Check In
Replies: 68
Views: 14788

Yes, you can do it! :D
by Vigilant2010
Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

Awww, thanks Mimi! I'm reading this after having read your private message and having mailed you back already. So my response is all in my private message. :) You're the best.
by Vigilant2010
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: TexArk's Daily Check In
Replies: 68
Views: 14788

TexArk, I just stopped by to return the love and really enjoyed reading your thread. You are doing great! I admire your aim to walk 30 minutes every day. I'm trying to incorporate a daily walk as well. :) I went "a HA!" when I read that you often want a treat on Friday nights but don't really care o...
by Vigilant2010
Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

Hi TexArk! A big thanks to you for reading my blog and letting me know you like it! Now and then I wonder why I am blogging...but I think it helps me keep going and if it's helpful in any way to another person, that's even better! I'm so sorry to hear that you've been battling the diet/binge eating/...
by Vigilant2010
Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

KCCC, the things you shared are very helpful, as usual! Same goes for you, Renee and Winnie. Thanks. :)
by Vigilant2010
Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Winnie96 Daily Check In
Replies: 35
Views: 10539

It's been really hot where I am the past couple of days; it's enough to make anyone crabby and lazy. I'm sure you'll come out of your slump soon enough. :)
by Vigilant2010
Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 548181

All this sounds wonderful, Deb! Hope you feel better soon. And yes, remember the sick day clause and keep yourself hydrated, even if that means juice or something.
by Vigilant2010
Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Winnie96 Daily Check In
Replies: 35
Views: 10539

Hey Winnie, dropping by to give you some love! I really like the diary format of your daily check-in. It's fun to read and I'm so impressed with how well you work no-S! I'm aspiring to your level of performance...

Have a great weekend!
by Vigilant2010
Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

Thanks for your kind words, Winnie. Glad you got something useful out of the blog. I have a real problem with all-or-nothing thinking too (obviously). Either do everything, or do nothing. It does occur to me to do something instead of everything or nothing, but I don't really feel good about it. It'...
by Vigilant2010
Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ~ Reviving Renee ~
Replies: 1453
Views: 770727

I think saving the day by virtual plating was a smart thing to do, or at least the lesser of two evils. Having a big ol' red evening that makes you feel bad and bleeds into the next day and the next and the next would have been far worse than what you did.
by Vigilant2010
Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

I know it sounds goofy! :lol: But that's how much relief I felt when I remembered there's something I can do to curb my hunger without having to mark the day red.
by Vigilant2010
Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Another set of people noticed today...
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

Congrats on losing 25 pounds!
by Vigilant2010
Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 437003

Wishing you a nice last bit of vacation before school starts again. :)
by Vigilant2010
Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

I'm only getting through the day by the grace of milk. I almost forgot milk is allowed between meals! Note to self to remember this.
by Vigilant2010
Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet Blogs (add yours too!)
Replies: 88
Views: 163005

New Blog

I've decided to blog for extra accountability. Plus I like having a "project" to mess around with. :)

http://www.21days-at-a-time.blogspot.com
by Vigilant2010
Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Nice sign of confidence from my publisher
Replies: 7
Views: 2612

Very cool, Reinhard! Definitely a nice little write-up about an excellent little book.
by Vigilant2010
Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

Thanks, Bushranger. It's usually issues with me too, rather than pure boredom.

And may I say that I appreciate and admire all the insightful and helpful comments you distribute around this forum! :D
by Vigilant2010
Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

Belt is sure snug from July's failures... Aug 1: exempt Aug 2: exempt Aug 3: success! First solid green day in a long time, and it's such a relief. Aug 4: success Aug 5: success Aug 6: success Marking this right after dinner to dissuade me from making a big mistake later tonight! The temptation is d...
by Vigilant2010
Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Moderate S Days
Replies: 12
Views: 3276

Hmmm, I LIKE the idea of marking days with just 1 S event as orange! That would feel like an accomplishment.
by Vigilant2010
Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 42833

Welcome, Maggie. Wishing you and your daughter success. You will find plenty of good fellowship on this board!
by Vigilant2010
Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Lost after Day 21--any suggestions?
Replies: 29
Views: 7063

My genuine thanks to everyone who took the time to respond. One thing is for sure--with so many helpful people on this discussion board, it is hard to stay down for long! Today and tomorrow are S days, and I'm getting right back up on the horse on Monday and going for green again. So many good sugge...
by Vigilant2010
Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Lost after Day 21--any suggestions?
Replies: 29
Views: 7063

p.s. to clarify: the only reason I bring up excessive weekend eating/emotional eating is that it bleeds increasingly into the week. The more I eat on the weekend, the harder it is for me to be compliant come Monday. I know I have to focus on weekdays first, but the weekends really ARE hurting me--no...
by Vigilant2010
Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Lost after Day 21--any suggestions?
Replies: 29
Views: 7063

Lost after Day 21--any suggestions?

My compliance started to break down after I made it into the 21 day club in early June. It's gotten a little worse each week, with the past few days being an absolute nightmare--I have been eating as though I have never heard of no S, much less practiced it successfully for a number of weeks. I didn...
by Vigilant2010
Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 42833

Whatever happened to this thread? How is everyone doing?
by Vigilant2010
Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back on the Wagon!
Replies: 10
Views: 2972

Welcome back! I know it's hard to stay on track when chaos hits, but it you get the right habits solidified no-S will actually serve you in times of chaos rather than serve as "one more thing to worry about/feel bad about." At least, that's what the experienced no-essers tell me; I'm still working o...
by Vigilant2010
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

Thanks for cheering me on, Mimi!

Okay, I will aim for DVR again and will check in with my rewards buddy at the end of the week to see what color her bathroom is going to be. :)
by Vigilant2010
Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

Things are kinda rocky now. I've been off track for almost a month now, ever since that birthday plus anniversary in mid-June, followed by 3 sets of guests back-to-back. All the entertaining and hanging out and I completely forgot what moderation is about--or what it looks like. I'm in this for good...
by Vigilant2010
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 437003

Ahh, nothing like a fresh coat of paint, right?!

Sorry about this darn dog ordeal. Hang in there, Mimi. I know how tough and resilient you are!
by Vigilant2010
Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

I had a cool dream last night in which all of my rings fit my fingers again! I have gotten so big I can't wear many of my favorite rings anymore (except on my pinky finger, which I'm not willing to do).

I'll take it as a sign of good things to come. :D
by Vigilant2010
Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

Thanks, Mimi! Glad to be back. Hope you are feeling better--was definitely worried when I heard the news. I like Paneras, especially their bread bowl soups, so I will definitely check out that cookie the next time I go there. :wink: The words of caution from you (and you, KCCC) are well-taken. I kno...
by Vigilant2010
Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in
Replies: 1014
Views: 333697

I'm getting hooked on your check-in thread because the food you eat sounds so delicious and gorgeous and balanced! Gives me something to shoot for.

In the meantime, I'll sit here with my mouth watering. :D
by Vigilant2010
Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ~ Reviving Renee ~
Replies: 1453
Views: 770727

Renee, don't be so hard on yourself. You don't look bad to the people doing the monthly challenges just because you have slip-ups. We all do! I know you feel a certain amount of responsibility because you organize the challenges, but that doesn't mean you have to be perfect!
by Vigilant2010
Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

Rewards system and idiotic S days

I'm thinking about my rewards system and the fact that I no longer want 2 idiotic S days every week. So perhaps going forward, the rules should be that I can only get a reward for the week if I stick to one dessert per "regular" S day. What I mean by "regular" S day is a normal Saturday or Sunday in...
by Vigilant2010
Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

July Check-in

JULY CHECK-IN July 1: red July 2: red July 3: red -->average weight 240 July 4: yellow July 5: yellow -->no reward this week July 6: green July 7: yellow -->NWS 1 of 2: nutella July 8: green July 9: yellow -->NWS 2 of 2: nutella again. Should have thrown it out! Always causes problems in the home! J...
by Vigilant2010
Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

Pixie lillies, cool! I wish I could see your yard, Mimi. :D Sounds like you are always doing something neat with it. (By the way, I meant to tell you before I think that graduate school in your 40s was an awesome achievement.) ************************************************* Okay, so all my bold pr...
by Vigilant2010
Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 437003

Hey Mimi, it looks like I missed alot while I was waiting for my new laptop to arrive. I am so sorry to hear about the awful dog attack. :cry: But it sounds like you are well on your way to physical and mental recovery and that you are on top of everything in terms of how they are going to deal with...
by Vigilant2010
Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

1. Reward for this week will be DVR. I keep staying up too late to catch my favorite shows, and this makes for a late morning and throws the rest of the day off. 2. I WILL stay green while the in-laws are here no matter how stressful it is, and that will be a major personal victory. 3. I will not ex...
by Vigilant2010
Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 437003

Mimi girl, my ridiculous laptop is keeping me from spending much time on this site but I wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you I'm thinking about you and our rewards system and still asking myself "what would Mimi think?!" Have you been wearing your jade ring lately? Sounds like your next rewa...
by Vigilant2010
Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ~ Reviving Renee ~
Replies: 1453
Views: 770727

Awesome, Renee! I'll be watching your thread with interest to see how this new system works, because I too am having alot of trouble with over-the-top S days/weekends. Wishing you all the best!
by Vigilant2010
Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

Thank you all so, so much for your awesome words of encouragement and advice. It has helped me tremendously to calm down. I'm having computer problems at the moment and they are bad enough that I think I will end up buying a new laptop. So between the computer transition and the guests, it might be ...
by Vigilant2010
Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S days gone wild again
Replies: 13
Views: 3517

I started to think of S as standing for stomach ache Ha! Loved this! Especially since I'm there RIGHT NOW. I'm feeling crappy for overstuffing even as I write this. So maybe the rules for me need to be: No Sweets No Snacks No Seconds Except Sometimes on Days that Begin with S And even on S days, No...
by Vigilant2010
Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

Mimi, your daughter is so lucky to have you there to help her out, especially on those first few rough nights home. :) ******************************************* I want to scream. Or cry. Or both. 1. I ate like an idiot today. That means I felt very piggish and very unsexy on my own wedding anniver...
by Vigilant2010
Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vigilant's Report
Replies: 128
Views: 25563

Thanks, Mimi! Haven't decided on this week's reward yet. You? LA, your post made me laugh and it happened to be very helpful to me, too. The way you are approaching it makes perfect sense to me. I hope to be where you are in a few months. (Like to have s EVENTS on the weekends instead of an all-day ...