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by roseha
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 187388

How are you all doing? Back again - I think I am feeling similar to some of you that it's possible I may wish to travel more in the future, anyway I decided last week that I needed a new shredder and I got a medium sized one online and am finally getting those ancient financials and credit card invo...
by roseha
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 253
Views: 111572

I just wanted to added a thought here as it's been a few months - I never thought much about the "mod" concept, but Linda's suggestion that I keep nuts as a mod may be working for me. I think my bigger problem was the eating out and takeout, and this week I started making simple vegetarian meals for...
by roseha
Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No Sweets?
Replies: 6
Views: 5475

I find that, for some reason for me, the "sweets" are the easiest of the "S" things to give up. I can be tempted to have a fairly big dinner, especially if it's takeout for instance, or to eat some nuts afterward as I mentioned in another thread, but I generally never have candy or ice cream, cookie...
by roseha
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 187388

Thanks oolala ! Hope it's going well for you. I've actually been doing a lot of tossing the last few days, sorry I didn't post about it though. I did start the Fly Lady "15 minute" toss though it tends to end up being an hour or two, today I did a little less because sometimes it just starts to make...
by roseha
Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 187388

Thanks for the thoughts, oolala53 . I don't think I will be able to do this except slowly, I just am not able to do a lot of heavy lifting anymore, but every once in awhile I look at something and realize it's going to be the next thing to go. I do think I can make progress that way eventually. I'm ...
by roseha
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 187388

Coming back to this thread again - how is everyone doing? I have started up again, I'm at home in the city after doing a lot of traveling the last few months and what I think has hit home is that I need a new air conditioner in the future - it's been a terrible hot summer - but it will be hard to do...
by roseha
Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 253
Views: 111572

Thanks Linda and oolala53 for your words of encouragement! I do feel that NoS is a great diet, with me it's mainly cutting out some of the "exceptions" I think, maybe the nuts/snacking for instance. Hopefully I can still have them on the weekend, maybe also be a little more realistic about not going...
by roseha
Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 253
Views: 111572

Thanks very much everyone! I appreciate your thoughts on all this. I have tried to be more sensible this week - well except on my birthday which was this week :) but I have been trying to each crunchy cereal (like Chex - low sugar) for lunch and maybe that will satisfy the need for something crunchy...
by roseha
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 253
Views: 111572

Hi, I'm posting again after a long time because I can see my weight creeping up again. I was in the 140s for a really long time, which was okay for me since I am in the 5 foot 5 inch range (used to be taller but that's what the doctors are telling me) but I have retired and have been traveling more ...
by roseha
Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Where do you walk if you don't need to go anywhere?
Replies: 23
Views: 21460

I don't know how many people this helps, but I live in a major city so there's always an excuse to walk during the day. I took the bus down to run an errand today and later decided that since I have been doing so little walking I would walk home. It was about 15 blocks so I think it was a good start...
by roseha
Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Another returnee
Replies: 10
Views: 6138

Welcome back Merry! Good luck with your re-dedication to NoS - it is a tough time of year to start but sometimes the desire to do something helps get you through I think. I've been coming back to the board myself tonight. I was here quite a few years ago, I guess starting around 2006 and I am readin...
by roseha
Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 187388

Hi Gang, Thanks for the words of encouragement earlier. I have been getting to some de-cluttering finally and have tossed about 5 or 6 large bags of stuff in the last few weeks. I have been home all month (previously going away a lot and I took this time to schedule a lot of doctor's appointments), ...
by roseha
Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 187388

Thanks much eschano, I think sometimes you just have to "let it go". Good advice.
by roseha
Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:54 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 187388

Hi all, I was on this board for NoS back around 2006, but in addition to a new post at the NoS section, I wanted to chime in here. I tried to find the post but couldn't - didn't someone here mention just filling up a bag of stuff to toss to get started? I think maybe that is what I should be doing -...
by roseha
Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: sugar
Replies: 20
Views: 12343

Hi Cait5 I've been coming back to this board after quite some time away - back around 2006 I lost maybe 25 or so pounds on NoS and have been maintaining well, if not perfectly - I am about 142 or 143 pounds and about 5 foot 5 inches which I think is not too bad. However I've been concerned because I...
by roseha
Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: no weight loss
Replies: 37
Views: 12917

What do you mean you are more careful? What can I do? Do you think I need to eat smaller portions? Or maybe healthier meals? Jeanne, sorry I have not been on this board for a few days. When I said being more careful, I just meant not eating between meals, mainly. Not going on and off NoS all the ti...
by roseha
Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: no weight loss
Replies: 37
Views: 12917

Hi all long time no post sorry :) Jeanne - I just wanted to tell you that NoS really *does* work but it really *does* take a while. The good thing is that after a while you should forget you're on a diet. I remember maybe 2 years ago when I went the entire month of June and didn't go off Nos once, a...
by roseha
Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:01 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Go to sleep damnit!
Replies: 10
Views: 10778

I just looked at Finnigan's post and thought "did I write this?" I have the same problem, especially now that I work till 10 and start unwinding at the PC when I get home. Need a solution - I set a clock radio alarm each day but tend to sleep through it - I don't work till 2 but it does kill the day...
by roseha
Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S-ing and trying out New Foods
Replies: 17
Views: 6309

You should be able to find a lot of good eggplant recipes in Italian or Vegetarian cookbooks (or websites). I know I used to have a recipe where I'd split one in half (horizontally) score it and put some olive oil on top and then bake it till done. I liked that! Also you can cut it up and steam it a...
by roseha
Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I was doing so well.....!
Replies: 3
Views: 2234

I went on vacation for a week in Newfoundland (beautiful place!) and what with all the fresh seafood and not knowing what to expect in the restaurants ... well let's say I had a week of S days! But I came home and finally decided to weigh myself since I was afraid I had gained back the 10 pounds I'd...
by roseha
Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: recommendations for digital photo editing programs?
Replies: 8
Views: 7981

Photoshop is a great tool though it may be more than you will use for awhile. Still it's pretty much standard for digital photographers. It is expensive, though, so if that's a problem you might wish to consider the latest version of Photoshop Elements (check Adobe's site or Amazon). I also use a gr...
by roseha
Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: can't seem to make it!
Replies: 11
Views: 4006

Yes Hungry girl I do recommend the habit cal if you aren't already using it. Even if you're the only one who's looking at it, there's just something so *tangible* about that Red, Yellow and Green! It really is a great invention that Reinhard came up with - you really have to stick with noS to get th...
by roseha
Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Baby Tyler James
Replies: 13
Views: 4535

So sorry CC. My prayers for baby Tyler and his family.
by roseha
Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are you male or female?
Replies: 29
Views: 8209

female, one lovebird named Charlie :)

I actually can't remember when I found the NoS site but I think I was googling around after trying some other more restricted diets and I've been off and on it but this year I got more serious and I am finally seeing results. Even my family noticed.
by roseha
Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ...many false starts later
Replies: 9
Views: 3472

I agree. If it wasn't for Habit Cal I would probably be breaking the diet when I come home some nights. Especially if I'm feeling cranky or something. But this way I think "It's almost time for bed, just mark off a green day and you're done." Or something :) I tell people about nos but I think somet...
by roseha
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating Less Meat
Replies: 17
Views: 5976

I grew up in a very traditional home and my mother (who's still a good cook) made typical meat/potato/vegetable dishes. Then I moved to my own apartment and found out in a hurry that I *hated* buying meat because I hated dealing with the raw stuff, hated cooking it, the whole deal. I gradually moved...
by roseha
Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This is ridiculous!
Replies: 25
Views: 7452

Great chart, trytrytry. I felt great this morning because I was down 10 lbs from my recent high weight (not all time but this year). Being on Nos since early April has really been working for me. It does if you really keep at it. And I have had about 6 red days in that 8 or 9 weeks time - it worked ...
by roseha
Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do YOU optimize your oatmeal?
Replies: 25
Views: 8141

Old Wessex Instant cooks great with just some boiling water, I make it sometimes just by eyeballing the water so I can make room for milk. It tastes great.
by roseha
Wed May 28, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Please pray for me...
Replies: 22
Views: 6080

My prayers too CatholicCajun, I hope everyone will be better soonest. I am glad you had a friend to join you at this time.

Good luck to all.
by roseha
Tue May 13, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: It's an S day...what's your treat?
Replies: 13
Views: 4377

Well this weekend was Mom's day and I also met a friend for lunch and we had Pad Thai so that was fun.

If I wanted a treat though I'd really go for a donut or a good scone. But if I can't get those I'll settle for cranberry trail mix.
by roseha
Tue May 13, 2008 3:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Two Other Peculiar Sequelae of No S
Replies: 12
Views: 5024

This is interesting because I eat very little meat and I never had a single hot flash. Take that for what it's worth :)
by roseha
Sat May 10, 2008 5:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: irrational fear of hunger?
Replies: 17
Views: 5920

Well one good thing is that if you keep up Nos the hunger should diminish. It has for me. I am trying to concentrate on eating a smaller lunch as opposed to the takeout I was getting every day, and today I only had a yogurt with blueberry preserves in it. I would never have lasted 6 plus hours on th...
by roseha
Fri May 09, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Power of being ON HABIT
Replies: 11
Views: 4786

It does get better I think. I am less hungry now and I'm trying to eat fast food a lot less.

I am feeling encouraged because I can walk up stairs more easily after only losing about 8 pounds!
by roseha
Fri May 09, 2008 2:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Which day is hardest for you?
Replies: 27
Views: 8749

Friday/Saturday at midnight...sometimes I want to go for a little trail mix, but it's really not a good idea :shock:
by roseha
Fri May 09, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Great NY Times Article on Habit and Creativity
Replies: 0
Views: 3805

Great NY Times Article on Habit and Creativity

Here's the permalink, as they call it: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/04/business/04unbox.html?ex=1367553600&en=e1243d427937195c&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink And here's a quick partial quote Ms. Ryan and Ms. Markova have found what they call three zones of existence: comfort, stretch a...
by roseha
Sun May 04, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with me??
Replies: 33
Views: 15582

I ordered a bathing suit on sale! I have not worn one since 2001 IIRC. I still have the old one but this one was on sale and looked so cute...I will have to lose at least 20 to wear it! There's a motivation for you. As far as the weekend, I have been more careful today than in the past. I did have a...
by roseha
Sat May 03, 2008 3:42 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: getting up early and consistently tip
Replies: 17
Views: 16370

There was definitely a study done that indicated that people who lost sleep gained weight. What the connection was I'm not sure. It's definitely a problem for me because I work from 2 pm to 10 pm and it's such a temptation to go online when I come home and stay up way too late. I have put a computer...
by roseha
Sat May 03, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Feel Like a Cult Person
Replies: 37
Views: 13281

No don't listen to the naysayers. My mom, who has never been overweight in her life, worries that her "children" will end up with diabetes, whatever, from being overweight. I told her I was serious now and I had lost maybe 7 pounds and she is encouraging me. I don't tell the people at work. It's tru...
by roseha
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are ya' hungry??
Replies: 10
Views: 4696

I was very hungry when I re-started NoS about 2 weeks ago, but as time has gone on I've become less so, mainly because I am not eating a big lunch anymore. I do think it will get easier for you Laff. I think that the hunger decreases, which is the important thing.
by roseha
Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Work 12 hour night shift-how do I plan meals?
Replies: 4
Views: 2399

I sympathize stargazer, it is very hard to work at night and lose sleep and not have normal eating patterns either. Are you able to eat a good meal at home? And devote a little more time to it? I am trying to sort this out too because I work 2 pm to 10 pm which isn't that bad but is still not the no...
by roseha
Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:58 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: WORKING THIRD SHIFT
Replies: 6
Views: 2868

That really does sound tough. I have a job now "split shift" meaning 2 pm to 10 pm. It's really not so terrible in terms of waking hours. But the temptation is to sleep late then eat a late breakfast at home (or just have coffee), then eat lunch out and dinner out. This is clearly not good! and clea...
by roseha
Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet book available NOW on Amazon.com
Replies: 48
Views: 42525

Reinhard, I just ordered the book and read it last night. It really did help me focus in on all the details of NoS, for instance, why it's best to avoid fast food, which is a no brainer, but which I have been slacking off on, partly due to my work schedule (2 pm to 10 pm). The book has really helped...
by roseha
Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Crawling back with my proverbial tail between my legs
Replies: 17
Views: 6760

So so sorry. Don't be hard on yourself at a time like this. Welcome back.
by roseha
Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: WHERE ARE THOSE OATMEAL IDEAS?
Replies: 12
Views: 6708

Bump there is a company called Old Wessex, I don't know if they sell everywhere but they make the *best* instant oatmeal I've ever had. They sell it in a round cardboard box with a blue top. You just pour boiling water into it and it is great. I have been having the organic kind (green top I think) ...
by roseha
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Backsliding...
Replies: 19
Views: 12502

Roseha, I think it's great that your doctor said something, actually. Not fun to hear, but I think a lot of doctors don't pay enough attention to their patients' weight I agree Blondie, especially since I told him I'd do it! :) Great to have Nos to go to so quickly! will have to get the book soon!
by roseha
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:17 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Any help for coffee addiction?
Replies: 12
Views: 12352

Giving up coffee for Lent!!! I'd rather give up meat forever (seriously). I remember having acid stomach in my early 20s and having to give up coffee temporarily. I did have quite a withdrawal :) But it seems to generally be considered okay now. though not for pregnant women. And at least you can ha...
by roseha
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:11 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Backsliding...
Replies: 19
Views: 12502

I've been backsliding too. I just went back to the habit cal tonight. I saw my doctor today and after discussing other things he said "about your weight" and noted that it's up abt 27 lbs since I first saw him in 1999. He said "It's going the wrong way. Do something about it." That woke me up. At fi...
by roseha
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Prayer request :)
Replies: 3
Views: 5023

My prayers too Deb! I was there not long ago, I hope you find a good job that you like!
by roseha
Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Soda Drinks
Replies: 10
Views: 5324

I stopped drinking Coke and all that many years ago, and I never did like diet drinks. However I do love Selzer (or I guess it's called tonic water or something outside the US?). It gives me the fizz without the calories. Interesting though that in the old days it seemed everyone drank Coke and most...
by roseha
Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What does everyone eat for lunch?
Replies: 24
Views: 10095

I think lunch has been a problem for me the last year or so. I work 2pm to 10pm, which I actually like, but it's tempting to eat lunch out on the way in, and it gets fattening, even without going into S territory. So this week I defrosted several boxes of brown rice from a Chinese restaurant, and ma...
by roseha
Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:59 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Feeling Like a First Grader
Replies: 3
Views: 5531

Yes we have this leftover candy at the office and I wanted just one piece but I didn't want to mess up my Habit Cal - it does have an effect!
by roseha
Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Non Sweet Esses
Replies: 9
Views: 9461

Murphysraven, I am so glad you brought this up. I have tried for a month at a time a couple of times to follow NoS and haven't lost any weight at all. I think it's the "other" stuff that's the problem. I had half a mind once to start a thread here and call it "Fries, Egg Rolls and Samosas" :) Now st...
by roseha
Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Struggling--help!
Replies: 7
Views: 3756

Maybe we could say "No Sleeplessness?" I agree sleep is important, although I myself stay up too late working this afternoon evening shift now. I do generally get the sleep in though. I do think it gets easier. I went back on NoS in late October and I am actually starting to feel less hungry. It doe...
by roseha
Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:48 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Introduction, One-A-Day Thing Diet
Replies: 5
Views: 6628

This is a great idea, I just thought of adding de-clutter to my Habit Cal! Even one thing is something - I have been in my apartment over 20 years and sometimes I come across things I didn't remember I had. At times like that I know I should toss but doing it is the hard part. Maybe I should make it...
by roseha
Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: sugar in the morning different from sugar in the evening
Replies: 15
Views: 6840

I don't have diabetes in my family, but on a normal day probably the only sugar I have would be in the yogurt with fruit if I eat that at breakfast (I try to get an organic brand I like). Otherwise I don't usually have sugar, I don't put it in my coffee anyway. Some times on the Sdays I will have a ...
by roseha
Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Pumpkin Fudge
Replies: 0
Views: 1320

Pumpkin Fudge

Yes there was really some at my office tonight (I work 2-10pm). I wanted to eat it, I wanted just to taste it but somehow I didn't. I managed to miss all the pumpkin soups this year :( Where was this fudge on the weekend? :shock: It's funny but I think it's harder for me to resist on N-days exactly ...
by roseha
Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Kick starting
Replies: 5
Views: 2939

Yes good luck, I am having the same problem. I stuck to NoS totally for all of June and when I didn't lose any weight I "kind of" went off it. I wasn't terrible but I didn't stick to it all the time either. and since I work from 2pm to 10pm it was too easy to eat a lot of takeout...so even without a...
by roseha
Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Will be a bit distracted next few weeks...
Replies: 17
Views: 7133

Congratulations Reinhard to you and your family!

Roseha
by roseha
Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:54 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal Habit Calendar (Alpha)
Replies: 95
Views: 162717

Hi Roseha, "sleep" should work.. (as should "7_hrs_sleep" -- it accepts letters and underscores, I can make it accept other characters if people really care). Thanks Reinhard, I went with sleep7 and it's working now...really good concept! I just said to myself, oh I have to input those habitcals.. ...
by roseha
Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New & Just Starting
Replies: 8
Views: 8141

Gilli, I have started nos for real just recently after playing with it last year and I do think it does get easier. Obviously if you have to take the RX with food you should, whatever medical needs you have come first. But the dieting itself, I am finding it gets easier, I do feel hungry at night so...
by roseha
Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:01 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Weekend Luddite
Replies: 29
Views: 23249

Hi everyone I have a feeling this a big problem for me too, as Deb says, who would have dreamed of this when we were growing up? I bought my first computer 11 years ago, what did I do before then? Cable TV? Radio? I do think it's a hard habit to control especially because you just lose track of time...
by roseha
Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:45 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal Habit Calendar (Alpha)
Replies: 95
Views: 162717

Hi Reinhard, Just de-lurking after a long time to tell you I really like the Habit Cal! I think it's the simple graphic nature of it, no need to say why you had a bad day, whatever. I set up a second category (after nosdiet) for walking, by which I would mean walking for a certain period of time for...
by roseha
Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Here goes...
Replies: 7
Views: 4004

Hi everyone I'm new too. I was on another diet till about 6 weeks ago but it got too hard when I was away from home and couldn't follow it, also I was having work issues..so I switched to No S and whenever I check I have lost another pound! This really does seem to be working for me. Fortunately I'm...