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by Grammy G
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: >>> December challenge <<<
Replies: 45
Views: 13693

holidays

Oh my..Oh course you should celebrate any time your mum arrives with home made goodies! Unless she lives next door and this is a weekly event. In that case, consider yourself a lucky duck and save the goodies for S days. I am talking from a mum's point of view, not the official No S stance on the ma...
by Grammy G
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: How did this happen??
Replies: 121
Views: 43168

summer reads

I agree..I have been back here since 2010! This just happened to be the first thing I came across on my not-so-scientific search. The "summer reads" is on the Off Topic page. There are many good reads there and it is interesting to see the comments of those of us who read the same books. I am "close...
by Grammy G
Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: How did this happen??
Replies: 121
Views: 43168

still here!

Oh my... how time flies... Has is been years and years since I posted? :oops: I just took some time to take a look at what was going on at NO S and went back to read the whole kit-abd-kaboodle of the"summer reading" topic I started...and it was so much fun! I am still doing my dance around sticking ...
by Grammy G
Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: summer reads
Replies: 102
Views: 110269

winter reads

I just had a great time rereading all..yep..ALL the posts on this site. We really had a great thing going! There are still a few books I want to read for the suggestions here. I am still a reader and still on the prowl for good books. Looking forward to suggestions. If you are a reader and haven't b...
by Grammy G
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: no S nail art
Replies: 6
Views: 3996

how true

KCCC.. you caught me before I left the site and i'm glad. How true it is that we tend to be so gentle, kind, and understanding of everyone but ourselves! I basically know that but..how easy it is to let that elephant lead the driver down a bad path! I really do find this one green nail reminding me ...
by Grammy G
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: no S nail art
Replies: 6
Views: 3996

revisiting premise

so...had a failure day and painted my pinkie fingernail red. All day, all I saw was that red fingernail..no matter how many green ones were present..and I beat myself up for having that one red fingernail..the tiniest fingernail of them all causing me grief! That just does NOT go along with the "mar...
by Grammy G
Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24706

catch up

Oh my KCCC..the time does fly by, doesn't it? I am sure your 14 year old is changing almost daily.. and keeping you young at heart! I need to tell you that reading "The Happiness Hypothesis" was a game changer for me. Thank you so much for mentioning it .. a long time ago I think. (We never know how...
by Grammy G
Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: no S nail art
Replies: 6
Views: 3996

nails

I wrote posted last night in jest..but..I think I am going to give this a try but just on one hand. I am going to use a pearly natural on my nails and then change one at a time..in random pattern..to red or green..but just one hand. So for today..I will have a bright green thumbnail! The thing is..n...
by Grammy G
Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: no S nail art
Replies: 6
Views: 3996

no S nail art

Just thinking about this: Red and green nail polish..do one nail a day..at the end of doing one hand..you will have a visual of how you did in a week! Now you have another hand..and ten toes to use! A month of information literally at your finger tips (and toe tips)... :wink: I think this would work...
by Grammy G
Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24706

greetings!

Oh my.. what a nice surprise! I have turned into a lurker..haven't posted anything in ages but couldn't let your return go unnoticed. Think of you at Halloween.. your son's birthday parties and my annual party for the grandkids. Best wishes to you. Grammy G
by Grammy G
Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: summer reads
Replies: 102
Views: 110269

Oh my..IDK!!! Just got notification that you bumped this and I am sooooo glad as I have read some great books and am always looking for something I might otherwise miss. A few of my fav's that haven't been mentioned: "The Invention of Wings"// "The Supremes at Earl's All You Can Eat"// The Hare With...
by Grammy G
Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: H2Orange-- A STRATEGY TO AVOID URGE FOR SNACKS
Replies: 60
Views: 127570

One of the easy things I have done for years is just put a few pieces of any fruit into a water jug and fill it with water and refrigerate and drink it all day. A few grapes cut up plus a few slices of apple.. add an orange section or grate a little grapefruit rind..whatever fruit you enjoy. There i...
by Grammy G
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: American Women Didn't Get Fat in the 1950s
Replies: 35
Views: 22963

I have been reading post this with interest, having grown up in the mid 40 through the 50's. I just did some dinner plate measuring..my mom's dinner plates..72 years old// my wedding-present "good" china..50 years old//my daily-use china..10 years old. The plates are within a scant 1/2 inch of each ...
by Grammy G
Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Bob Newhart skit
Replies: 7
Views: 3849

Had to break my silence to say.. Thanks for posting this!! I'm thinking of the book: Chapter one "Overeating" page one "Stop it" Chapter Two "Night Eating"...page one "Stop it" Chapter Three.."Grazing"..page one "Stop it". think of all the trees we would save... $$ on diets and junk foods... Two sim...
by Grammy G
Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: HabitCal bracelet
Replies: 11
Views: 11453

No S jewelry

I haven't posted in ages but do some lurking every now and then. I want one and all to know that Olivia is making beautiful jewelry of all types. I was just in contact w/ her about making me some of her sea glass earrings (see them on her site)but I also wanted a sea glass necklace and..yep, she can...
by Grammy G
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

S Day :D Today is day 9

Not going to report here for a week, I really feel the need to just do this without checking in every day.
I am going to limit my time on the computer to 1/2 hour a day. I will be making comments to others though! Can't keep a grammy with advice down!! :roll:
by Grammy G
Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

S day :) Well, granddaughter is sleeping in.. we had a busy day yesterday and.. what fun! We shopped..baked a gazillion cupcakes... she did some roller blading on a level street and I walked at least a mile and a half chugging along with her. We ended our evening under the stars in our outdoor hot ...
by Grammy G
Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942396

Oolala, someone said, "How do you know what you know until you see what you say?" and I have always believed that works for those of us that take the time to put pen to paper, so to speak. I started writing several different things and deleted them all. YOU know yourself so well. I suggest you go b...
by Grammy G
Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942396

Oolala, someone said, "How do you know what you know until you see what you say?" and I have always believed that works for those of us that take the time to put pen to paper, so to speak. I started writing several different things and deleted them all. YOU know yourself so well. I suggest you go b...
by Grammy G
Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

Day 7=success! Oolala, ya got that right! I was really looking to a nice Lush (do you know their products?) "Blue Skies and Fulffy white Clouds" bubble bath... and instead spent the night River-dancing on spongy Pergo! I was really wiped out yesterday and did absolutely nothing. Made a comfort food...
by Grammy G
Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

Day 6=success spent a long day working in the yard and came in to prepare a dinner of left-overs. Just as I was finishing up getting food to the table I discovered my sink had a huge leak..my floor is PERGO ..and what a mess! I ate just what was on my plate but the time frame was a few hours. What ...
by Grammy G
Thu May 31, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: a success..but not me! bummer!!
Replies: 12
Views: 11948

Reneew ..thanks for sharing. I had planned to weigh daily(I really need to do that) but only "count" once a week. I didn't think of identifying a problem when I see it so I could track that too. I appreciate the input and will be putting it to good use. More good news from Hubby : He had his physic...
by Grammy G
Thu May 31, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

Day 5 WAS A SUCCESS! even with having dinner out.. yeah for me!! :D Oolala ..it is summer..get that hair summer fine! (I may take my own advice..) I am very lucky in that my hair is thick, has body, but little curl... it has also stayed a nice dark brown with just a bit of gray. When I don't add co...
by Grammy G
Thu May 31, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942396

Just stopping by to say I am going to spend part of my day catching up on YOU! I need to go back those 9 months I was MIA and read it all. I can tell by just what I have read hat you are a much more confident, in control person than when I left. Hats off to you!!
by Grammy G
Wed May 30, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

Oh, Oolala , I think your are right! I cannot believe I've been here so long! I keep telling my hair guy that, if I were a teen right now, I would have blue hair and wear scads of eye makeup..he says ,"How about just a tiny streak of blue"... I'm thinking about it. Maybe I will try a fake tie in thi...
by Grammy G
Wed May 30, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: a success..but not me! bummer!!
Replies: 12
Views: 11948

sigh :roll: so the answer is as simple as that..do what we say we are going to do. There are no other options! period!! It is good for me to hear there are more than me in this boat. Thanks for adding your comments, Sinnie and Renew .. they are very helpful. I asked Hubby how he keeps track of what ...
by Grammy G
Tue May 29, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Are there any men here?
Replies: 16
Views: 14143

How funny.. more women reply than men to the question of men being out there..and the men give short, to the point answers, and we women prattle on! How typical! (I do agree that you should move this to the general discussion though) Ah yes..we prattle and give advice!! :wink:
by Grammy G
Tue May 29, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

Oh my, Oolala ..so I could have had a baby in the time I was MIA! Well, if I were 30 years younger maybe. Thanks Mimi for the welcome. You sound like you are having a wonderful time with those grandkids. I can hardly believe our oldest grandchild just graduated (with honors) from college! We still h...
by Grammy G
Mon May 28, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Join me TODAY on 21 days Vanilla! May 14-June 3
Replies: 50
Views: 16542

I think Jenna is "spamming" us so i sent a PM to Reinhart... "she" seems to have a vested interest in another site.... We are doing fine without you, Jenna...
by Grammy G
Mon May 28, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

Thanks, IDK , it is always good to know there are others on the same page!...and it is so good to have you around! It is still true, al ittle help from my friends is a wonderful thing! Because of my having gout this winter, I am really trying to change to a diet (I'm using that word in a broad sense...
by Grammy G
Sun May 27, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

A few things I have leaarned :!. If I stay away from yeast breads, my digestive system is much happier and I have lots more energy and stay "full" for longer periods of time. Flour without the added yeast added doesn't seem to affect me the same way. 2. I do a better job at sticking to my planned di...
by Grammy G
Sun May 27, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: a success..but not me! bummer!!
Replies: 12
Views: 11948

Another "Men Are From Mars..Women Are From Venus" example, Gobble! I believe you hit the nail on the head! I need to remember that... thanks!
by Grammy G
Sun May 27, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: summer reads
Replies: 102
Views: 110269

Once again..it is SUMMER and once again I'm looking for a good read or two..or more! There are a few I need to check out from previous posts but.. what has anyone read that would be a great summer read? Thanks..you have been very helpful in the past!
by Grammy G
Sat May 26, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

Oh my! just reading back through things I have said and..oh my! again! I am back and, quick catch up.. the deck was professionally cleaned and stained along with all the deck furniture in March of this year... and the friend that I was concerned about was asked for a divorce by her husband a few mon...
by Grammy G
Sat May 26, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: a success..but not me! bummer!!
Replies: 12
Views: 11948

a success..but not me! bummer!!

Well, it has been quite awhile since I've done any posting and I've decided to add my tale to the testimonial page..a cautionary tale as it turns out! I have been "doing" no S for several years but never really committed (sorry to say) and continues with my half-baked ways...moaning when "it didn't ...
by Grammy G
Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

Well, fellow-noSers, it has been awhile since I have been here and my life has been about the same: hubby follows NoS with no problem (if hunger is not his problem, food is not his answer..simple as that!) and I continue to struggle w/the emotional side of eating. We have managed to get away for a b...
by Grammy G
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: An Icy-Hot mishap
Replies: 10
Views: 13473

You may have discovered something new! Who do yo think tried hemorrhoid medication to reduce eye puffiness? Probably someone distracted with thoughts of the upcoming day! ...and she met that day and every day after that without eye-puffiness! :roll: You may have ended up looking like you just had ex...
by Grammy G
Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

Thanks, KCCC, I'm atryin"! As you well know, emotional eating is my downfall and I always think I should be "stronger" and just be able to rise above it. :roll: I know I still have lots of work to do on that front and, of course you are correct, I need to give myself the space I would give anyone el...
by Grammy G
Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 161449

Oh my..kids of any sort...jr. high age... not my favorites! I had two "bonus" sons and two of my own. It would just seem that we would get one out of that stage and the next was moving into it! This was when words would be coming out of my mouth and my brain would be saying, " You are actually sayin...
by Grammy G
Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

Saturday morning ..raining..dreary...not going to the farmers' market...once again a change of plans. I had an Ok Thursday and a not-so-OK Friday. I am trying to figure out why. I think I was still in turmoil over how to deal with neediness of a dear friend. I need to just step away from the situat...
by Grammy G
Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: summer reads
Replies: 102
Views: 110269

Oh..NO!! Paid in advance!!! :cry: ( that kinda takes the edge off that adventure, doesn't it?) moving on.. I'm not sure I am going to see The Help either. I have all the characters fleshed out in my head and I'm not sure the movie can live up to my imagination! Whatever happened to the movie version...
by Grammy G
Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Needs... Celebrities!
Replies: 8
Views: 3363

Oh, Wosnes, I was just being silly! I was looking for a way for Blithe to "get-rich-quick" and I think the work "diet " in a book title causes those who haven't found their path to buy it! I was adding the solar cooking for the same reason.. just seemed like a $$ combination to me!! In reality, I do...
by Grammy G
Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Needs... Celebrities!
Replies: 8
Views: 3363

I think you should forget the cat and follow your dreams and do a Dutch oven cookery diet book! First buy stock in a Dutch oven company (as will I!) One pot meals...use campfire or solar oven... I think I just gave you a million dollar idea! ( FYI:I hit the wrong icon and went to your info.. that's ...
by Grammy G
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE R SIMPLY THOSE WITH SUCCESSFUL HABITS
Replies: 1
Views: 1196

I like it! :)
by Grammy G
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blithe Morning's Action Research: Doable Fitness
Replies: 161
Views: 81687

I hope to be able to refer to your journey in maintenance someday! You always face issues with inquiry/facts/experimenting to see what works for you/and a nice dash of questioning results and yourself... which in my mind keeps the whole thing real! I ,too, seem to do my best when I keep meats to one...
by Grammy G
Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

Once again, plans must be changed.. luckily, I am a flexible person (of mind ..NOT body!). Not able to work on deck or any outside projects.. raining again! A good day to begin one of the books I bought over the weekend! Yesterday's food Breakfast: ww toast w.almond butter&banana slices//1/2 orange/...
by Grammy G
Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 430503

Sounds like fun! We have not spent much time in that area and it is something we need to do. Enjoy the adventure!
by Grammy G
Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom's Journey
Replies: 485
Views: 167408

:D ! ! ! !
by Grammy G
Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Who Me? Checking In!
Replies: 549
Views: 205354

I saw that you were feeling sad this morning and decided to check back and see how you are doing this evening..and I see that your job has added to your misery. I am so sorry and my wish for you is a better day tomorrow. I'll be checking.....
by Grammy G
Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 161449

Oh my goodness!! I am off the boards for a bit and your life has changed! Sorry to hear of son's surgery... what a way to begin retirement! Maybe the universe is reminding you to "expect the unexpected"!! I too retired early because of my parents' needs. I just couldn't go on trying to help with the...
by Grammy G
Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: New Strawberry Roan Daily Check In
Replies: 427
Views: 171255

Sorry I missed your anniversary! You probably went ahead and celebrated without me, right? :wink: Sending you wishes for another great year together! How lucky to have tomatoes in!! We are still looking at green ones and I do not care for fried green tomatoes. I'm waiting for a tomato and onion sand...
by Grammy G
Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom's Journey
Replies: 485
Views: 167408

Just reading your posts, I can tell you are a wonderful mom.. I am sure your family, who gets to see you in action, is really impressed. Enjoy the compliments and don't look for hidden meanings in what is not said! Keep smilin'!
by Grammy G
Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

Oh, IDK, ..I wish I could agree that the deck really doesn't need to be scrubbed! In reality..it is green in places and not very safe when it is wet..in other words.. a mess! I know it is a major undertaking and decided today to not tackle the whole thing at once but to divide it into sections and d...
by Grammy G
Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's second year of No S
Replies: 87
Views: 36713

oh my goodness! I posted and then read your last two posts.. I saw me in your words. Here we go again! IDK, we have both learned a lot but, apparently we have a lot more to go. Baby steps.. and we can do it!!
by Grammy G
Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

How can it be August ? i am not ready for summer to be waning! I still haven't scrubbed the deck for summer! I am not even going to give last week any more power by writing about it. Enough to say it was a week of lots of people here for three meals a day..plus snacks..friends bringing their "specia...
by Grammy G
Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Who Me? Checking In!
Replies: 549
Views: 205354

Hi Who ! I haven't been around in a bit and am just now going to answer your cauliflower question: Yes, I think it is very good! I love cauliflower..raw..roasted..steamed... any way. when i mash it..I don't aim for a potato texture (that might be Atkins..I've never done that diet) I like it "lumpy"!...
by Grammy G
Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Who Me? Checking In!
Replies: 549
Views: 205354

Have you tried parsnips? Kind of a turnip+licorice flavor..very refreshing (to me , hubby hates it!..he doesn't care for licorice at all!). I usually roast it with other root veggies but I'm sure it would be yummy prepared many different ways. How about mashing cauliflower ..adding herbs, butter and...
by Grammy G
Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942396

good for you..you recognize the problem and you recognize food is not going to solve the problem...two giant steps forward! Naturally, this "incident' would happen to you when you needed your energy for work! Just too much "bla" for your :D to win over :twisted: !! But..you are containing the eating...
by Grammy G
Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

Who , I am still envious of the year round gardens you can have. How about your wonderful CA artichokes? I love those!! :? sigh..( I think my corn is better than your corn though!) Good day today! :D Finally cooled off enough to make it reasonable to do some yard work without wilting. Company comin...
by Grammy G
Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom's Journey
Replies: 485
Views: 167408

Have a wonderful date night!!
by Grammy G
Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

Saturday, July 23 :D breakfast: 1/2 banana//1/2 orange//black coffee after eating nothing but bread and meat yesterday..this was a perfect breakfast! lunch: ww sandwich round (100 cal.type)w.roast beef,cheese,lettuce, tomatoes//carrots/bread&butter pickles//iced tea (plain) dinner: poached fish (sw...
by Grammy G
Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom's Journey
Replies: 485
Views: 167408

What a cutie! I can think of all kinds of captions to go with that look of his: "Don't even think about opening the frig door!"// You're thinking about eating what?? // "I do NOT need a nap.. you are the one who is cranky!!" You could probably have a contest for captions.. I am going to smile every...
by Grammy G
Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Who Me? Checking In!
Replies: 549
Views: 205354

I'm glad you are being as kind and gentle to yourself as you are to those around you! You are a special lady! I absolutely love your home! It actually looks like what I expected a your home to look like! How strange is that! I have a son and his family living in Stockton... you guys live the same ki...
by Grammy G
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom's Journey
Replies: 485
Views: 167408

Boy, do I know what you are going through! ..and, to make it worse, you have all this time to make up little movies in your head about what is going to happen when then come.. I think that is the worst part! i've mentioned before that the eating issue for me is an emotional thing and has emotional t...
by Grammy G
Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blithe Morning's Action Research: Doable Fitness
Replies: 161
Views: 81687

I bought some blue cheese stuffed olives for the first time last week and have been adding them to sandwiches, salads, plain... love that combo! An good icy beer ..yum (I've been having a gin/tonic or wine with my olive and cheese combos.) Sorry I didn't read your thread before I had dinner tonight!...
by Grammy G
Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

Good to see you here again, mimi ! I was over to your place for a visit this morning! You would think we would be smart enough to just do this wouldn't you? No such luck!! Friday July 22 :D breakfast: the end pieces of a loaf of ww cinnamon raisin bread topped with margarine//1/2 orange//black coffe...
by Grammy G
Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 430503

mimi :D !!! so :D to see you back!! I am sorry to read about you dear Cindy. Pets can become such an important part of our lives, can't they? Our little dog past the day I retired. He was 18 and getting feeble. we were wondering how we could travel with him or without him and..he seemed to solve tha...
by Grammy G
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

:oops: Yea..it did sound like a great day, didn't it? Here is the sad :cry: reality: I decided to clean out the kitchen cabinets in the morning..It is my theory that doing a job you are in the mood to do makes it an easy task. Realized half way through that the job that I needed to get myself to lun...
by Grammy G
Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942396

Oh Oolala .. great job! :D Take a look at my thread to see "impromptu" go entirely the wrong way!! :oops: You, on the other hand have learned your lessons well!
by Grammy G
Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

Thursday, July21..day 2 breakfast: 1 slice ww/raisin toast w. almond buttter and 1/2 banana slices//1/2 orange//black coffee here comes the hard part for me. . p-l-a-n-n-i-n-g..and sticking to the plan!! [/color] lunch will be out w/ friends plan=salad of some kind, dressing on the side dinner plan...
by Grammy G
Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 107596

Oh Sue..what a shame! I had a "dizzy spell" that only lasted one day and I immediately thought of you and a friend who had that problem off and on for at least a year (I will e-mail her and find out what finally helped and past the info on) Until I experienced it, I didn't fully realize how the much...
by Grammy G
Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breakfast Suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 4873

I cut bananas lengthwise and add almond butter and raisins.. sometimes I add lettuce too, but I call that "lunch"! I sometimes add Cheerios or other cereals (dry) to the top of the almond butter too. the whole thing would be really good built onto a toasted English muffin half or a bagel half!
by Grammy G
Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

I'm tellin' ya, Sue..we are sisters ! I also planned breakfasts for years..I would hang the kids' lunch menu schedule on the frig and add my breakfast plans for the family for each day of the month! I'd put the dinner plans there too so that I wouldn't be planning the same foods for dinner that they...
by Grammy G
Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

I was reading Bright Angel's blog last evening (which I haven't done for about three weeks) and her July 17th entry was written, by way of the universe knowing what I needed, just for me. .I am sure! She was discussing three myths and the reality associated with them @ dieting. Pow! they really hit ...
by Grammy G
Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

Sue , I feel the same way@ diets.. and if we had "met" No S when we were in our 20/30 years, we wouldn't be were we are weight wise today! I hope your friend doesn't do rebound eating somewhere down the line. i just get a little tense when I hear someone is really restricting their food to such an ...
by Grammy G
Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

Really enjoyed my oatmeal breakfast w/a special friend. We spent almost two hours catching up and making plans... the oatmeal was secondary but still yummy! Did some errands..made some tuna salad full of veggies for lunch and I am still on a "friendship high" from this morning! Yesterday, I read an ...
by Grammy G
Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 107596

sister Sue ..good for you! I really do believe a slow weight loss is the only way to go! Just think if you gained instead of losing...what a bummer that would be! Instead, you can celebrate your change in attitude and keep those numbers on the scale going down! Here is something I read yesterday an...
by Grammy G
Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

Another beautiful day here! We spent the morning visiting the gardens of one of hubby's former students who grows and propagates day lilies as a hobby. Just breathtaking! Also wonderful to see so many butterflies flitting from blossom to blossom. We decided to do a brunch at Perkin's Restaurant. I h...
by Grammy G
Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

.. and it was a fun day! I absolutely love my new haircut (when I said to the hair dresser that it was "cute", he said, " No, G., this edgy!" so now I am an "edgy" grammy!! Went to a Greek/Italian place for lunch and ordered the grilled eggplant sandwich on a ho-made rosemary roll. Got a eggplant pa...
by Grammy G
Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Roxy is Back and Trying Again!!
Replies: 832
Views: 325755

Just finding time to catch up with everyone! I would say i agree with Sue.. be kind and gentle with yourself and treat yourself as you would treat others. (a little twist on that ol' golden rule here!) You are always so upbeat and encouraging in your posts to others.. be the same with yourself becau...
by Grammy G
Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 107596

Wow! Once again, we are on the same page with the same problems looming over us! You have gone the extra step though and done your research..from which I will also benefit! That Binging/Self-revenge connection is something I need to think about too! Our kids are always our kids, no matter how old th...
by Grammy G
Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom's Journey
Replies: 485
Views: 167408

just read through all your posts I've missed because of my crazy two weeks.. YEAH!!! You are doing a fantastic job! I agree, this is for life and it is the end of yo-yoing!! Consider yourself getting a big "yes!!" hug with jumping and screaming all around. I am that excited and happy for you!
by Grammy G
Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

I am going to make a copy of that, Sue ! What a great message to remember! Getting back on the right path wasn't very hard this time. I think each time we direct ourselves onto the right path, especially if done without guilt or "now you have to", gets easier because we know this is the best path fo...
by Grammy G
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

:cry: :cry: and another :cry: !!! Complacency is a giant step towards failure!! I spent yesterday grazing my way through all the left overs... :cry: Salmon and veggies pasta/olives stuffed with blue cheese/little peppers stuffed with ham and cheese/pickled beets/breakfast egg casserole/triple chocol...
by Grammy G
Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 107596

sorry I wasn't here to lend encouragement when you needed it most! I thought I was the only one who needed a "clean haven" when remodeling was in progress. I remember coming home from a day of teaching when we were in the middle of a project to find hubby varnishing a board in the middle of my "have...
by Grammy G
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

It is quiet here..and empty! Hubby and I are sitting in different rooms in silence... a good silence, if you know what I mean! The last of the kids and grandkids left around 3 hours ago and I am ready for a "piece of peace". We had a wonderful time with everyone here. Our anniversary celebration was...
by Grammy G
Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating Away from Home Experience!
Replies: 11
Views: 4617

Hoping that your husband is well on the road to recovery... and so glad you discovered NoS! as you can see from these posts, many of us have found Nos helpful in times of stress. Be gentle and kind to yourself as you add the job of nurse to the list of duties you already have. The less stressed you ...
by Grammy G
Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The 1953 Kitchen
Replies: 9
Views: 9535

Wosnes, after rereading your coffee-making technique, I remembered that I had little "one mug" Mellita flilter holders to put on top of a mug. They were stored with the camping stuff. I used them every morning while we were camping ..decafe for hubby's mug..regular for mine. I too love Mellita coffe...
by Grammy G
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

Whew! a much needed day of rest today.. I never even got dressed! Everyone left the afternoon of the 5th and I spent the rest of that day organizing the leftover food in the frig and gathering dishes and damp towels. Yesterday, I did the laundry, vacuuming, outdoor maintenance, and generally getting...
by Grammy G
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I finished my Easter chocolate
Replies: 4
Views: 2045

I still have 4 Girl Scout cookies left! :D I know they will be there when I "need" them because hubby doesn't like coconut! :wink:
by Grammy G
Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

have been busy with family. Really enjoying it but am also zapped! Everyone left around 2pm and won't be back until 2pm tomorrow. Hubby and I relaxed (collapsed) the afternoon away and then went to a local eatery for dinner. I was more tired than hungry so brought home most of my dinner and am in my...
by Grammy G
Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Sienna's Annualish Check-In: The First Year
Replies: 17
Views: 16732

I appreciate your honesty and candor. I think I will be returning to read this again and again. You did it :) :) whaaa-hoooo!! ( I hope that someday you can be writing that on my success story!) :wink:
by Grammy G
Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The 1953 Kitchen
Replies: 9
Views: 9535

My Mom had that deep well cooker in her stove too..I had forgotten about it! she used it for soups and that was about it. i remember my mom buying me a big Sunbeam mixer with a gazillion attachments for a shower gift. I seldom used it preferring a whisk or wooden spoon for most tasks. My kids, when ...
by Grammy G
Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 76093

I think we all should just be who we are and let the chips fall where they may! i had a little PM conversation with Bright Angel and have decided to go back to wearing purple and red..a combination I gave up because the "Hatters" took it as their own. A silly thing but... Today was a bonus day for m...
by Grammy G
Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: New Strawberry Roan Daily Check In
Replies: 427
Views: 171255

I just thought of this and had to share. We are in a 55+ community for 4 months every year and I have gotten to know some of the older folk. A group of them chartered a bus to go to a dinner show in Orlando (we are only 35 miles away). It was a show involving knights and fighting and dinner was serv...
by Grammy G
Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Heartburn?
Replies: 13
Views: 7338

I'm glad your heartburn is gone! I've found that most of my digestive issues have lessened with noS. A very nice surprise! A very nice poster suggested that I try a little apple cider vinegar in a glass of water for heartburn. It worked almost as soon as I took it and I found I really like the taste...
by Grammy G
Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is exercise making you fat?
Replies: 33
Views: 12944

What great reminders for all of us and I love the term "health halo"! I have been guilty of the exact kinds of thoughts posted here. :idea: something for me to think about, for sure! Thanks for bringing this up.
by Grammy G
Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 161449

yes, KCCC, the eggs are raw and the daughter-in-law (of the recipe author) is the one who doesn't like chunks of onion and so processes the onion and eggs in a blender so that there are no onion pieces in the meat balls..only the flavor. I just finely chop the onion myself. Mix everything together w...
by Grammy G
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Even if yesterday hadn't been an S day...
Replies: 13
Views: 5240

How exciting!! ..and it sounds like you already have a "grand-dog" in the mix!! :wink: Best wishes all around! Is there a special engagement story to share? I think most of us love a good romantic story!
by Grammy G
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 107596

Oh Sue2 , I also cannot stand to be thrown into a "group" which is very good and very bad! I agree that No S is a good thing for people like us who must do it their way. And you know..I always liked purple and red together and am angry that the "Hattters" have taken those colors as their symbol. Hav...