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by harmony
Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Habits
Replies: 22
Views: 11768

It was a red week.

Most days weren't terrible - they were still better than I normally would have eaten without No-S guidelines. In general, I kept to 3 meals, but sugary drinks snuck their way in. I tend to crave sugary drinks when I feel stressed.

I will keep aiming for vanilla No-S. :)
by harmony
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Habits
Replies: 22
Views: 11768

6/9/14 AM - RED PM1 - GREEN PM2 - RED Lots and lots of new stress happening. Some of it is the good kind. :) I am also adjusting to the new summer schedule. I confess that I momentarily forgot that yesterday wasn't a weekend! I suspect that I will have more reds for a bit. I'm working on being okay ...
by harmony
Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Habits
Replies: 22
Views: 11768

6/4/14 AM - GREEN PM1 - GREEN PM2 - RED Exercise - nothing official 6/5/14 AM - GREEN PM1 - GREEN PM2 - RED Exercise - walking Today is the last day of school for my kids. Tonight summer officially begins in our house. :D :D :D Despite all of my REDs this week, I still lost weight - almost a whole p...
by harmony
Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Habits
Replies: 22
Views: 11768

6/3/14

AM - GREEN
PM1 - GREEN
PM2 - RED (Chinese food is awfully tempting. I took a few bites when I was putting away the leftovers.)

Exercise - I went shopping and walked around until it felt like my legs were going to fall off.
by harmony
Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Snapdragon's check-in
Replies: 23
Views: 13331

Welcome Back! :D :D :D
by harmony
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Habits
Replies: 22
Views: 11768

6/1/14 PM2- GREEN Exercise - Lots of rain this weekend and terrible mosquitoes. I dusted off my Wii Fit and used my mini trampoline to jog in place for the WiiFit run. 14 minutes worth. This will be a nice alternative for when I can't get in my walks. 6/2/14 AM - GREEN PM1 - RED PM2 - RED Exercise -...
by harmony
Fri May 30, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: frozen chai
Replies: 1
Views: 2270

Yum. :D
by harmony
Fri May 30, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: homemade desserts
Replies: 11
Views: 15412

A big thing I've seen lately are dessert mug recipes like these: http://www.number-2-pencil.com/2013/02/26/30-mug-recipes/ They are done in a microwave. If you are not a fan of microwaves, I suspect that you could also cook them in an oven or toaster oven (one year I was given a Christmas gift set t...
by harmony
Fri May 30, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cool, Refreshing Drinks
Replies: 17
Views: 13812

Uschi, I love the idea of slushy drinks! I like how they last longer than the ones with regular ice cubes in them - I have to drink them slower. Those frozen coffee drinks are one of my favorites. It would be fun to try to make one at home. I do need a good blender though. My old one was dropped and...
by harmony
Fri May 30, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Habits
Replies: 22
Views: 11768

Friday May 30, 2014

AM - GREEN
PM1- RED (I had the ice cream)
PM2- YELLOW

Exercise - 35 min. walk

Still holding steady at 197.
by harmony
Fri May 30, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Habits
Replies: 22
Views: 11768

It seems the bug problem is under control and the hard part is over. Thank goodness. Usually, I bait the ants, but this time I just sprayed the perimeter with killer/repellant. As long as I don't see them this weekend, I'm okay. So far, so good. I haven't seen an ant for a while. This is my first ex...
by harmony
Wed May 28, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Habits
Replies: 22
Views: 11768

Wednesday 5/28/14 AM - GREEN PM1 - RED PM2 - RED Exercise - 30 minute walk I am keeping it short today. Our guest is suppose to come tonight, and yesterday I discovered my daughter brought home head lice from school! :shock: :( :cry: Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention that I also discovered the ants deci...
by harmony
Tue May 27, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Habits
Replies: 22
Views: 11768

Tuesday 5/27/14 AM - GREEN PM1 - GREEN PM2 - GREEN Exercise - I got in a 30 minute walk in between rain showers. I only got a little wet. :D Breakfast - same as yesterday Lunch - same as yesterday, but with leftover chicken instead of tuna Dinner - meat tortellini, spinach, tomato sauce, garlic brea...
by harmony
Tue May 27, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting properly
Replies: 23
Views: 12577

. It's just a habit. It's actually your brain's habit. It will do and say just about anything on its own to get you to keep the habit. You may have to fake it some until you give yourself experiences of outlasting the urge. That will get your prefrontal cortex firing, and that, as Martha Stewart wo...
by harmony
Tue May 27, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diet soda
Replies: 22
Views: 12523

I am a soda addict, though I prefer the full-sugar variety. It is one of my emotional addictions. I crave it when I am stressed or anxious - it can get pretty ugly. I count all soda (including diet) as an S to be avoided during the week . I have also noticed that when I actually manage to stay away ...
by harmony
Tue May 27, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cool, Refreshing Drinks
Replies: 17
Views: 13812

The cucumber in the water intrigues me. I would never have thought of that. It is officially on my to-try list. (I'll try it first with a meal, because I would probably eat the cucumber. lol.) I haven't officially tried Stevia yet, but I would probably like it. I hear it has an anise/licorice taste ...
by harmony
Tue May 27, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting properly
Replies: 23
Views: 12577

I am an emotional eater, too. I rarely get 2 days on any plan before I sabotage my efforts in some way. I also occasionally experience intense physical hunger that turns me into a terrible monster-like personality that scares little children (as well as adults). And I tend to be a bit all or nothing...
by harmony
Tue May 27, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cool, Refreshing Drinks
Replies: 17
Views: 13812

Awesome ideas! Thank you for posting them. :D :D :D
by harmony
Tue May 27, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Habits
Replies: 22
Views: 11768

Sunday (5/25/14) PM2 - RED (but I forgive myself - I really hadn't decided if I was going to take Monday as an S-day at that point.) Monday (5/26/14) AM - GREEN PM1 - GREEN PM2 - GREEN Exercise - 35 minute walk Breakfast - 2 fried eggs and 1 piece of whole wheat toast Lunch - Spring Mix lettuce sala...
by harmony
Sun May 25, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cool, Refreshing Drinks
Replies: 17
Views: 13812

The tea was a success. I really like it, so I am getting excited about all of the other possibilities here. The process is slow and will take some getting used to, but it is incredibly easy. I made 1/2 Good Earth and 1/2 decaf green tea for one, and 1/2 licorice spice and 1/2 decaf green tea for the...
by harmony
Sat May 24, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Helen's check in
Replies: 22
Views: 10533

Re: Helen's check in

The_Key wrote:
I a going for a 20 day streak.

Wish me luck!
Good Luck! :D :D :D
by harmony
Sat May 24, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cool, Refreshing Drinks
Replies: 17
Views: 13812

I found this just now - Refrigerator Iced Tea

http://www.theyummylife.com/Cinnamon_an ... r_Iced_Tea

I like the idea of not having to boil water in the heat of the summer months. (My little house heats up so easily in the summer, and so do I.)
by harmony
Sat May 24, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Habits
Replies: 22
Views: 11768

I had started a thread in the General Discussion area about refreshing summer drinks that were N-day friendly. I realized that I had a vague idea of how to make iced tea, so I just did a search and came up with this: http://www.theyummylife.com/Cinnamon_and_Spice_Refrigerator_Iced_Tea I like the ide...
by harmony
Sat May 24, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cool, Refreshing Drinks
Replies: 17
Views: 13812

Thanks so much for the link, wosnes! I will have to try the fruity iced tea. I am a coffee drinker, but I always seem to forget about iced coffee - another good suggestion. I'm checking out my tea collection to see what else would work. I have some licorice spice tea that tastes pretty decent cold. ...
by harmony
Sat May 24, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What would you say to your younger self?
Replies: 35
Views: 25705

I was skinny as a stick growing up, and people marveled at how I could eat what I wanted and not gain weight. I loved the attention and it became part of my identity - what made me special. I was the person that could guiltlessly indulge myself with food and still remain slim. I remember being prett...
by harmony
Fri May 23, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cool, Refreshing Drinks
Replies: 17
Views: 13812

Cool, Refreshing Drinks

Today finally feels like summer might actually be coming. I just spent the morning outside at a school event in the intense sun, and it got me to thinking it would be nice to get a list of ideas of cool, refreshing beverages that are N-day friendly for the warmer months. So far I figure: Good old ic...
by harmony
Fri May 23, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Habits
Replies: 22
Views: 11768

Dividing the day in three blocks

I kind of like to divide my day into three blocks so that even if I slip up a little, I can still see how much I DIDN'T slip up that day as well. Also, if I am curious, I figure I can look back and see where I need to adjust my meals more to help me make it through to the next block better. So, for ...
by harmony
Fri May 23, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Habits
Replies: 22
Views: 11768

eschano wrote:Welcome back!
Thanks. :D I hope I stay for a long while this time.
by harmony
Fri May 23, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Habits
Replies: 22
Views: 11768

automatedeating wrote:I love the check-in name: Harmony's Habits! :)
Alliteration is awesome. 8)
by harmony
Thu May 22, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Habits
Replies: 22
Views: 11768

Harmony's Habits

I am not new here, but it's been a while. I pop in from time to time, start a check-in, last a week or two, then disappear. Unfortunately, it seems that every time I disappear I gain 20 pounds, so I would like to avoid that! I started to check in at Spark People, but I would really like less focus o...
by harmony
Sat May 18, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's daily check in
Replies: 14
Views: 7995

Rough week, crazy schedule. I stopped keeping track, but I am sure that I had RED days all week. I plan on getting back to it on Monday. :D
by harmony
Wed May 08, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's daily check in
Replies: 14
Views: 7995

I weighed myself last Saturday morning - 179 lb.

Monday - RED I had a can of pop with dinner
Tuesday - GREEN

The weather is finally nice, and the rain in the forecast seems to be holding out. I think I might go for a walk today. :)
by harmony
Fri May 03, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's daily check in
Replies: 14
Views: 7995

Thursday 5/2 RED A day of poor choices. Went for a rehearsal and my client/friend served wine. I had some cheese and crackers to counteract the wine (I am a light-weight when it comes to alcoholic drinks). I then decided to have an old-fashioned doughnut after dinner. I stopped at just one. In the p...
by harmony
Thu May 02, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's daily check in
Replies: 14
Views: 7995

Tuesday 4/30 GREEN
Wednesday 5/1 RED (I had a strawberry breakfast bar in the afternoon.)
by harmony
Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's daily check in
Replies: 14
Views: 7995

Monday 4/29 GREEN
by harmony
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's daily check in
Replies: 14
Views: 7995

Wed. 4/24 GREEN
Thurs. 4/25 GREEN
Fri. 4/26 GREEN

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I forgot to weigh myself Friday morning. Saturday morning I weighed 181 lbs. fully dressed.
by harmony
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's daily check in
Replies: 14
Views: 7995

Thank you, Eeyore :D The Friday night to Sunday night S-day plan just makes sense to me.
No food gets into my mouth and my body without my permission.
SpiritSong, I think this is a very important statement for me to ponder.

Tuesday 4/24 officially GREEN :mrgreen:
by harmony
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's daily check in
Replies: 14
Views: 7995

Yesterday Monday 4/23 GREEN Today, so good so far. Also, the scale was down one pound (181) last Friday. Not bad for a week of indulgences three plates a day! I try to weigh before the weekend S-days start so I can better see any progress from that week. I expect to gain some over the weekends. My w...
by harmony
Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong is back for 2013!
Replies: 137
Views: 53595

SpiritSong wrote:
harmony wrote:Even our FAIL days contain quite a few mini successes if we take the time to acknowledge them. :)
That's right. And of course the lesson here is to not have Easter chocolate in the house (and buy a new CD stand that won't cause so much trouble). :D
:lol: :lol: :lol: Exactly!
by harmony
Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breakfast help?
Replies: 15
Views: 7746

I wake up and start with just a cup of coffee (I drink mine black). Breakfast usually follows an hour or two later. The best breakfast that I have found that will last me to lunch and sometimes beyond (which I never thought would be possible) is two fried eggs on a piece of whole wheat toast. I am n...
by harmony
Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong is back for 2013!
Replies: 137
Views: 53595

I can relate, SpiritSong. I have similar struggles and similar reactions to stress as you wrote about here. I hope things went better for you today. Even our FAIL days contain quite a few mini successes if we take the time to acknowledge them. :) (And thank you for your encouragement on my check-in....
by harmony
Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's daily check in
Replies: 14
Views: 7995

4/16 GREEN 4/17 RED 4/18 GREEN (so far at least :) ) Edit: I wanted to add that my starting weight is around 182 lb. 4/17 (Wed.) Most of the day was quite good. Then I went to pick up the kids from grandma's house and they had waited to have ice cream till I was there. I said no at first, but then g...
by harmony
Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's daily check in
Replies: 14
Views: 7995

Thank you SpiritSong :D Best of luck to you as well.

Yesterday (4/15/13) went well. I would say it gets a GREEN :mrgreen:

I had Subway for dinner and I even remembered to get a bottle of milk instead of the usual pop.
by harmony
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's daily check in
Replies: 14
Views: 7995

harmony's daily check in

This is actually my 3rd or 4th check-in on this forum. But, it has been so long since the last time that I can't remember how long ago it even was. I was doing okay maintaining (I was still over-weight, but I wasn't gaining) and then I ran into a really stressful time that seemed to drag on forever ...
by harmony
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's check-in
Replies: 21
Views: 11658

I haven't posted in a long while, but I have had a long string that is all green! Last weekend the scale said 180lbs. :D This coming week I will be on a different schedule. I'm going to do my best, but I plan on sticking to the S event way of thinking rather than just letting lose and submitting to ...
by harmony
Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's check-in
Replies: 21
Views: 11658

:D Amy, you are awesome!

Wednesday - GREEN
by harmony
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Check In
Replies: 264
Views: 118816

Thought I would quick drop in and say 'yay' to you! Nice recovery! :D
by harmony
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's check-in
Replies: 21
Views: 11658

Tuesday -GREEN

:)
by harmony
Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's check-in
Replies: 21
Views: 11658

Monday - GREEN
:)
by harmony
Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's check-in
Replies: 21
Views: 11658

I'm enjoying my weekend. :)

Friday went as planned. I give it a GREEN.

I stepped on the scale this morning. Fully dressed, the needle was between 180 and 181. So that is pretty cool. I haven't seen the needle below 182 for a long time.
by harmony
Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Check In
Replies: 264
Views: 118816

I hope you have a calm, habit-filled day, and an enjoyable weekend!
by harmony
Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's check-in
Replies: 21
Views: 11658

Two kids on one bike sounds like an adventure to me. :shock: But, I am not the most skilled bicyclist. I saw a tandem bike the other day, where the bike attached behind was child sized. I thought that was pretty neat. Thursday-Green. I did not go for an official walk, but I did spend time outside. T...
by harmony
Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's check-in
Replies: 21
Views: 11658

Wednesday - GREEN. Quite proud of myself today. I kept thinking that it was the weekend because the kids were home all day. But, I caught myself each and every time. :) I had a bit too much coffee and not a lot of water. I don't think I drank any. Not so proud of that, but the new coffee pot (one of...
by harmony
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's check-in
Replies: 21
Views: 11658

I am counting today as Green with an upcoming S event. Smores. Or rather roasted marshmallows sandwiched between fudge striped cookies.

I got in my long walk today. I decided to take a more scenic route.

Okay, it's almost fire time. :) We have some old homework papers we can burn.
by harmony
Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No Scale
Replies: 5
Views: 3308

I think there is something to your strategy. My first and most successful try at no-s resulted in a loss of a mere 5 lbs. But, I went down atleast one pant size even though in the past on a different diet, it usually took a ten pound loss to see the same result. I lost the 5 lbs right away, but the ...
by harmony
Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's check-in
Replies: 21
Views: 11658

My son said that he wouldn't mind a turtle for a pet. He also thought a penguin might be nice, too. Lol. See, we are switched in my family. I think I would pick the turtle and my husband would pick the puppy (after saying a few choice words about turtles). I could be wrong, though because we haven't...
by harmony
Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Japanese Glasses Diet
Replies: 5
Views: 3634

All I could think was if the cookie looks big, but is really small... wouldn't I end up biting my fingers?
by harmony
Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Check In
Replies: 264
Views: 118816

Amy,

Tea has come in handy for me many times. I think I like having something that gives me that hand to mouth motion. Who knows...lol. I am looking forward to feeling Mondays as a relief.

Thanks for your support. :)
by harmony
Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's check-in
Replies: 21
Views: 11658

Thanks, Amy! The turtle was really cool, something I have never seen in real life. As my 11 yo son said afterwards, "I can cross that off my bucket list." :) Monday- Green I didn't get in a walk, but I got plenty of sunshine. Probably more than I planned on. Went a little heavy on the coffee, but on...
by harmony
Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's check-in
Replies: 21
Views: 11658

Wednesday - RED - had dessert at the restaurant. But, I only had 2 cups of coffee and I drank plenty of water. Thursday - Green. I got in another extra long walk. Had 3 cups of coffee, and plenty of water. Friday - Mostly Green. I didn't snack. I didn't have treats. But, we went out for pizza and I ...
by harmony
Wed May 30, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's check-in
Replies: 21
Views: 11658

GREEN! I went for a really long walk (one day I might take the time to figure out the distance). It took a little over an hour. I can say that I drank more water than any other kind of beverage. I had 2 cups of coffee this morning, and 2 cups herbal tea this evening. The rest was water. :D I managed...
by harmony
Tue May 29, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's check-in
Replies: 21
Views: 11658

I counted today (Memorial Day) as an S day.
I got in a short walk with my kids.
I drank a good amount of water.
I spent a lot of time outside enjoying the beautiful day.
by harmony
Mon May 28, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: harmony's check-in
Replies: 21
Views: 11658

harmony's check-in

This is my latest fresh start. I have been working on vanilla no s, and potentially will be adjusting the weekend so it starts Friday night and ends Sunday after dinner. I have been pretty successful at getting out for a long walk after dinner (when it hasn't been raining). My current weight is arou...
by harmony
Fri May 25, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Baby!
Replies: 23
Views: 11749

Congratulations from me, too! (I don't post much, but I visit frequently). I never noticed cravings, but I had some pretty serious aversions to foods. I couldn't even smell beef without getting sick during my first pregnancy. I didn't limit much of what I ate when I was pregnant. But the morning sic...
by harmony
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Doctor Oz
Replies: 9
Views: 5794

Last Friday I was visiting a friend and she had Dr Oz on - How to snack to lose weight. I really didn't pay very close attention to it.
by harmony
Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: frustrated!!
Replies: 5
Views: 4102

It's been a few years, but when my son was young and kind of clingy and I wanted to exercise, I would pop in a tape of The Wiggles and we would dance along together to the songs. Quite a few times it ended up as me doing the dancing while holding him, but I thought of it as weight training. I had in...
by harmony
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

Today (Monday) went incredibly well. THis is the first time I have fasted and actually forgot that I was fasting. I wasn't counting down until dinnertime. I didn't have very many hunger pangs I had to work through. I actually came out of it thinking I could do this on a regular basis and not miss mu...
by harmony
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

I did fast on Friday. I am in the process of another one today (Monday). I am actually down a couple of pounds, though not all of that is due to fasting. Some of that is from having a whole string of N-days without drinking any pop or snacking! Finding ways to avoid thinking about food have been hel...
by harmony
Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

So, Wednesday was officially GREEN! Today can be considered GREEN as well! I have a cup of Licorice tea after dinner and a glass of soy milk before bed. I have also been fighting crazy thoughts like, "quick, grab a snack. No one will notice." Then I realize how silly that is and make myself some tea...
by harmony
Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

Yesterday I fasted until dinnertime. We ate at the China Buffet at around 6:00. I admit that I had seconds. I passed on dessert and I had hot tea as a beverage. 2 out of the three S's at least. Today has been pretty easy. I am not very hungry. I am quite hopeful that I will make it through the day w...
by harmony
Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

I confess that I am doing the intermittent fast today. I had done it a few times before my husband came home, but I didn't continue with it because I was afraid that I couldn't take the extra stress and my habit of becoming really grumpy when I get hungry at the same time. But, I tried it today and ...
by harmony
Sun May 30, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do I stop myself from getting BORED?
Replies: 16
Views: 7797

I just wanted to chime in and say that I see fruit and vegetables with every meal. That seems moderately healthy. I remember when bagels were a diet food. haha. I eat my bagels with cream cheese and jelly or cream cheese and hard salami. (I probably am not the best person for healthier breakfast sol...
by harmony
Sun May 30, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

I have to remind myself that even though I weigh 5 extra pounds, my measurements are the same or smaller than when I weighed less. It makes sense because I can feel muscles that weren't there before. I am just amazed I guess. It is hard not to get frustrated with the whole weight thing. It is the we...
by harmony
Sat May 29, 2010 6:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

Today - Friday- went fine. I had breakfast. I had lunch. I had dinner. I did snack after dinner. There is an idea in my head that Friday night should be special - especially when it is a holiday weekend. I guess I started the party a little early. Oh well. Move on.
by harmony
Fri May 28, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: mrsj daily check in
Replies: 205
Views: 106193

I still struggle with sweets. I have found some Licorice Spice teas (assuming you like the taste of licorice) that are sweet tasting and can sometimes be enough to satisfy my needs for something sweet, especially after dinner. The tea even tastes fine cold to me. My main problem is that I run out of...
by harmony
Fri May 28, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

Yesterday actually went quite well. I had one small square of chocolate. That's it for snacks all day. I was even at a friends house, but snack time was overlooked. I stayed later than usual and came home to my husband preparing dinner. So no need to snack there. Dinner stuck with me for quite awhil...
by harmony
Fri May 28, 2010 2:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

Eeek! I don't know if I am losing my sanity or what! I saw a picture of myself that my husband took and I panicked because I looked so big! I must have very flattering mirrors in the house, because it was quite the shock to me. Here I had even lost a few inches - I used to be larger! So, of course, ...
by harmony
Fri May 14, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

Just checking in for now. I have been doing my imperfect No-S and have been pretty content for the moment. I feel that I am slowly working my way towards a simple 3 meals a day structure again. Bit by bit, I am figuring out how to fit in my husband's schedule and habits into my own. It takes me a wh...
by harmony
Fri May 07, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Atlantic- Beating Obesity
Replies: 27
Views: 8645

My question would be for the insurance companies, if severe diabetes is negated almost immediately (p. 78 according to the author) after most surgeries, and he lost 85 pounds ( in a year give or take...), how does it take "years down the road" to recoup loses? It appears that money spent on band ai...
by harmony
Thu May 06, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A Freak No More
Replies: 39
Views: 11893

After I realized that I was overweight and finally started dieting, I tended to peek at what slim people had in their carts at the grocery store, and I usually saw them buying the same stuff as everyone else, including the same bags of chips and 24 packs of soda. At first I did it in a way to valida...
by harmony
Thu May 06, 2010 6:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Atlantic- Beating Obesity
Replies: 27
Views: 8645

Wow! There was a lot of info in that article. I am not sure it left me with a warm and fuzzy feeling that the goverment will figure this out, though. It did a great job of demonstrating the complexity of the issue, I thought. I get frustrated of being told what is healthy and realizing that I cannot...
by harmony
Wed May 05, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Science!
Replies: 2
Views: 1993

My husband's favorite response to craving food is to take a nap. haha.
by harmony
Mon May 03, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: senseless failure /rules frustration
Replies: 33
Views: 9885

I am not sure what your partners arguments are about emotions and food, but perhaps you should try convincing her that No-S will (eventually) fit into her philosophy on food. There have been many people that have commented about how much they enjoy their food so much more when they don't snack betwe...
by harmony
Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Misery and Euphoria after 4 days
Replies: 6
Views: 3796

Good job making it those 4 days. The sugar thing is a hard habit to break, but it can be done. I experienced physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms when I weaned myself from sugar. There was no way I could go cold turkey and live with others in the same house! lol. So, I understand your feeling ...
by harmony
Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

I have been super busy with outside projects lately. I have stopped in to read posts, but didn't make time to post anything myself! Thanks Roxy for your incredibly nice post! I have come to the realization that imperfect No-S is better than no system at all. I would rather be cheating on No-S than h...
by harmony
Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello, new here
Replies: 4
Views: 2840

I stumbled across No-S in a similar way you did and had the same AHA moment about why I was so skinny when I was younger and why it is harder for me now. I had suspected that part of my problem was the extra snacking, but I was afraid to commit to trying to eat that way without proof that it would s...
by harmony
Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

Breakfast: bagel with cream cheese, banana, (frosted cookie), coffee Lunch: 1 1/2 tacos from the deli Dinner: beef stew, garlic bread, lemonade, (the last frosted cookie) At least the cookies are gone now. haha. I have been dabbling in T-Tapp, so I did a few exercises from the site. I also walked to...
by harmony
Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

I was angry this afternoon, so I went for a walk. I put money in my pocket so I could comfort myself with a treat. I started walking towards the farthest grocery store (I live between 2 local stores within walking distance). As I walked I talked it through in my head. I thought about what I would ge...
by harmony
Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

April 8

I have been doing AWESOME at getting exercise, but I am rebelling when it comes to only eating 3 meals. The stress induced snack monster is in full force. I will keep making an effort though.
by harmony
Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

Tues April 6 Breakfast- oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon, milk; coffee Lunch - I went to a new restaurant in town and ordered the salad bar and soup. Well, the salad bar had the absolute best tasting red peppers and red onions I have ever had. I forgot about my one plate rule until I was halfway throu...
by harmony
Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

Monday April 5 Breakfast: oatmeal with flax seed meal, brown sugar, milk; coffee Lunch: summer sausage and cream cheese sandwich with lettuce (on whole wheat bread), baby carrots, potato chips; water Dinner: hamburger with blue cheese dressing, lettuce, and red onion; cucumber salad, Doritos; Egypti...
by harmony
Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

April 1: RED. I did well until dinner. I had trouble sticking to one plate of food. Somehow, hot dogs have become something I feel the need to eat in excess. After that, I stayed up late and ended up finishing an apple I had cut a piece off for my daughter. Then it was more potato chips, probable a ...
by harmony
Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habits of the Naturally Slender
Replies: 26
Views: 10017

I grew up skinny. I remember having breakfast before school (cereal and milk usually), lunch at school, and dinner in the evening. I don't remember rushing home to snack after school. I remember being REALLY hungry sometimes before dinner, but the idea of eating something never occurred to me back t...
by harmony
Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

It seems that I have an extra challenge that I must figure out. Most of the duration that I have been No-S ing (or at least thinking about No-S ing), I have been pretty much in charge of what comes into the house. Now, my husband is home and I am dealing with all sorts of crazy stuff - like him brin...
by harmony
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Easter eggs 'may be healthy'
Replies: 15
Views: 6923

What kid would definitely prefer a 70% dark chocolate bunny? Haha! That would have been me! But of course I also liked black jelly beans and enjoyed the taste of cough syrup. I'm sure I had the Hershey's Dark Chocolate which probably wouldn't be classified as "healthy", but I really did prefer it t...
by harmony
Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

I'm back. I admit that I took a little break and enjoyed snacking for a couple of weeks. I also tried eating "healthier". Now I have my senses back (and my husband) and I miss not having to worry about having healthy food all of the time. I miss just being able to enjoy eating what is available and ...
by harmony
Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

I gave myself an official weigh-in this morning and was pleasantly surprised to find that I weighed in at 167 lbs. The exciting thing about this is that I have been unable to get below 169 lbs. for a very, very, very long time. I would always panic in a way and start eating more. So, I am hoping I c...
by harmony
Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

I had a terrible cold all of last week. My appetite was almost nil. It was interesting to stop halfway through a meal and have absolutely no desire to continue eating. My appetite is back now, my cold is slowly going away. I feel closer to human now than before. I weigh 170 lb. fully dressed, which ...
by harmony
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

Thursday: No-S: Nope. I met with my friend today. I don't think I ate more than usual, but I have no way to prove it. haha. Exercise: I am not planning to exercise tonight, but I did a round of stretches and Tai Chi last night after I finished cleaning. I guess having a clear floor was inspiring. :)...
by harmony
Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harmony's Daily Check In
Replies: 143
Views: 47963

Wednesday

No-S: SUCCESS my dinner plate was pretty full :shock:
Exercise: I did some weights yesterday. Tonight I clean my house.

There has been a lot of stress this month. It seems to be harder to exercise, but No-S is starting to feel like more of a regular thing again. I'll take it.