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by Anoulie
Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anoulie is back and checking in again!
Replies: 8
Views: 4907

Happy to report an entire green week! But let's start at the beginning... You heard about my Tuesday last week, and Wednesday wasn't any better: I already knew I would have a social event later that would require me to snack (my friends and I met to make a dessert and eat it together and watch a sho...
by Anoulie
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anoulie is back and checking in again!
Replies: 8
Views: 4907

I reeeally struggled with hunger between meals today. Not sure if it was a mental thing or my meals weren't substantial enough... Anyway, I held out till dinner, but a few hours after dinner, I was still sooo hungry, so I had some chocolate-covered raisins :oops: Whoops. Oh well, I'll try again tomo...
by Anoulie
Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anoulie is back and checking in again!
Replies: 8
Views: 4907

Anoulie is back and checking in again!

Some of you may remember me from when I first started No S in 2009/10ish. I followed the rules religiously for 9 months or so, then fell off the wagon and have struggled with perfectionism, emotional eating, body image issues etc. since then. I've re-tried to do No S on and off, but it never lasted,...
by Anoulie
Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Just browsed back through and saw your weight is about the same as it was two years ago. I know your goal weight was lower, but maintaining is still good news, in my book. And you said 125 was in your normal BMI range, so this isn't far off. At 129 lb, my BMI is 23.6, so that's still pretty normal....
by Anoulie
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

So, are you posting on No S under another name? Nope, I pretty much quit No S altogether. I realized it is actually NOT good for me. I already have a tendency for perfectionism and all-or-nothing thinking, and well, if you are that way, No S might not be the best choice for you. So now I'm trying t...
by Anoulie
Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

I do like it; in fact, I like it so much that I've been using it on other sites too, and I don't really want my identity connected with all the very private things I've posted in this thread. (Yeah, I know, I'm realizing this pretty late.) Actually, if there's a way to just delete this one check-in ...
by Anoulie
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Does anyone know if there's a way to change my username?
by Anoulie
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Another month is over, and a very stressful one at that. I had a huge exam in mid-August, and have another coming up in a week. Unsurprisingly, that led to eating more candy and a little less order in my eating overall, but it wasn't as bad as it had sometimes been in the past couple of years. Despi...
by Anoulie
Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Congratulations! Can you indulge my curiosity and tell me if you've ever had problems with emotional overeating/bingeing in your life? I'm asking because your "mostly No S" plan is something I'd like to adopt myself somewhere down the road, but I'm afraid I'll go back to my old habits as soon as ti...
by Anoulie
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

So I'm checking in again as promised, and here's what happened the past two months or so: I did some experimenting and soul-searching and whatnot, and figured out my problem is mostly bingeing. I binged on weekends because No S allowed it, and whenever I had a failed N day (and I had at least one pe...
by Anoulie
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

You guys, I think I'm gonna try to quit No S and get back (?) to a normal eating behavior. Normal eating is going to the table hungry and eating until you are satisfied. It is being able to choose food you like and eat it and truly get enough of it—not just stop eating because you think you should...
by Anoulie
Fri May 16, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Thank you!
I weighed 127.9 lb today -- my lowest weight since last fall. :)
It's amazing what an effect a malfunctioning hormone gland can have on your body... and even more amazing to see that effect reversed. My skin isn't as dry anymore now, and my digestion is also improving. :)
by Anoulie
Thu May 15, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

My weight went up a little since I last posted, but then down again as I started taking medication for my hypothyroidism. Yeah, guess what, that's what I have. No wonder I wasn't able to lose weight. I had some blood drawn a month ago, and the doctor said we should up my dosage of the thyroid meds a...
by Anoulie
Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Couch to 5K Challenge (C25K)
Replies: 84
Views: 38889

I'll have to confess C25K didn't really work for me in long run. I completed the program and participated in a 5K charity run right after (managed not to walk in between and did it in 31 minutes or so). But after that, I only went for a run once or twice, then decided it just wasn't for me. It just ...
by Anoulie
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Lent
Replies: 18
Views: 8011

I perform an extended real fast (only water) from dinner time on Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday morning. I'll be doing that, too, but from 3 pm on Friday through Sunday morning (so I'll have lunch on Friday and then only drink water until breakfast on Sunday) ... although your way might make m...
by Anoulie
Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

There've been a bunch of red days this past month, but my weight has stayed mostly the same and I'm still determined to follow through with No S.

Today: 129.4 lb
by Anoulie
Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

I don't know, Sinnie... I really don't want to spend too much time thinking about No S. I either stay on track (which is most of the time) or I don't, and when I don't I just mark it and move on. Thinking about dieting too much is just what I don't want to do, which is why I'm doing No S. Speaking o...
by Anoulie
Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Your post is a charming combination of self-hate and self-support. Yeah, I tried to stop the self-hate and start the self-support at the end. I did mark it -- now I have to move on. Good thing is I'll be at school all day and presumably without many temptations. Bad thing is I weighed in today and ...
by Anoulie
Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

The weekend was okay, so were Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but this evening I went to a gathering of some friends, there were snacks on the table, definitely not S worty, but I took two candy bars and half a pancake. Not too bad, except then I got home and submitted to the WTH effect (three sugar ...
by Anoulie
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

The week's been green so far and my weight was 129.6 lb this morning! :) and it's only Friday.
by Anoulie
Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Thanks, guys! It's now almost 3:30 pm and my S day has been rather tame so far. I had a chocolate bar and a piece of cake after breakfast (it was someone's birthday again), then didn't eat anything until I had lunch at the cafeteria (veggie burger, fries and some sort of pudding), and only then did ...
by Anoulie
Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Well, almost a month of No S is over and it looks like I lost about a pound (132.06 to 130.95 lb). To be honest, though, I don't really care about the speed of weight loss at the moment... of course, I'm impatient, but I'm also so happy with being successful at basic plain Vanilla No S right now tha...
by Anoulie
Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Today might be an NWK S day -- my friends and I are going out to a café to celebrate our passed test.

Things are going well otherwise :) Yesterday was an easy N day.
by Anoulie
Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

What are F days? I always write a letter in my planner - an N for N days, an S for S days, and an F for failures. Regarding the scale vs. habit issue: I think it's a semantics thing. I don't like to say, "I hope I will stick to Vanilla No S" or "I hope I will study all day tomorrow" because that ma...
by Anoulie
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Now that I can resist the WTH effect, I seem to find it more difficult to resist Ss -- yesterday, there was cake in the kitchen, and chocolates because it was someone's birthday. I had some of the cake, and some chocolates, but then I brushed my teeth and it was as if it had never happened. Still lo...
by Anoulie
Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Now look at that. I actually lost a little bit of weight (weighed in at 131.2 lb this morning). Just think what would've happened had I started eating everything in sight just because, "Oh well, I failed already, I'll start fresh on Monday."

:)
by Anoulie
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Thanks! I briefly contamplated getting some sort of pastry at the bakery on my way home, but it would have felt like failure #2, so I didn't. I'm also going to weigh in tomorrow and would hate to see I've gained another pound before the weekend even started. What I also realized today: In the past, ...
by Anoulie
Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Yesterday was easy, but this morning someone had left a chocolate Santa Claus in the kitchen to give away, and -- I ate it. Not planning on having any other Ss today, though, and it was only 2 oz, so ... it could've been worse. Fridays suck :lol:
by Anoulie
Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My Story & Joining In on 2/1!
Replies: 6
Views: 3924

Welcome!

For your wine consumption, you could check out Glass Ceiling, another Everyday System developed by Reinhard. http://everydaysystems.com/glassceiling/
by Anoulie
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Thanks, everyone! All green days this week so far! Didn't have any major difficulties on Monday and Tuesday, but today, I woke up late and decided to skip breakfast, which was probably a bad idea, and someone had put some cake in the kitchen to share... but I resisted. :) Feeling pretty good about m...
by Anoulie
Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

So, I've got some news, some good, some bad, some neither. Bad news first: I had a failure on Friday :? That'll teach me to buy S foods Friday after lunch. I'll do my shopping on Saturdays after breakfast from now on. But at least I stopped myself and didn't end up eating EVERYTHING I had bought. Av...
by Anoulie
Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

It's good you found out there wasn't something more serious. Yes, I'm glad. Now I probably won't post here every day, but I'll definitely keep you guys updated once a week or so to tell you how things are going. In the meantime, I'll stick to the 14 words, use some intelligent dietary defaults, not...
by Anoulie
Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Had some yogurt with muesli and two prunes this morning, and 3/4 of a cheese pizza for lunch. I like that I weigh in every day (I just write it down in a little pocket calendar) because it gives me more of a sense of control, and I can see the fluctuations and stuff. Looks like my thyroid is only a ...
by Anoulie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Well, I did mention the lethargy and thought I was going to talk to the doctor again after getting my results, but I guess that'll be handled in a two-minute call tomorrow :? If it were me, I'd consider depression as a differential diagnosis anyway, and I'll make it easier for my GP by bringing that...
by Anoulie
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Well, I just had my thyroid looked at (ultrasound; looked normal) and blood drawn and I can call in tomorrow for the results. Told the doctor I'd been feeling tired/exhausted/lacking in drive for two weeks or so and about my formerly high TSH, so she did an ultrasound, told an assistant to draw some...
by Anoulie
Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Thank you, Oolala! This weekend was actually pretty awesome food-wise -- sure, I didn't eat only when I was hungry or stop when I was full everytime, but that's what S days are for anyway, right? Not feeling painfully full :) In non-No-S news: :? Glad I'm seeing my doctor tomorrow. I have an exam in...
by Anoulie
Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

That's funny because I always pick at scabs/take them off before they do that by themselves. Not healthy either. Anyway, I weighed 130.7 lb this morning (well, I woke up at noon, but anyway). I had some toast, hummus and cocktail tomatoes for "breakfast" and some yogurt and muesli for dinner later. ...
by Anoulie
Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Sorry for snapping at you there, jw. I just found it really frustrating to hear, "This is what you should've done" when it's too late for that now and when there's no real point in figuring out how it all started anymore. Anyway, my day went well, I had muesli with yogurt this morning and I think th...
by Anoulie
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Anoulie, when I was 15 I had no hips and no breasts -- when I was 16 my hips appeared (my breasts took about 4 more years!) and I suddenly had the illusion I was fat. Don't you think at least some of the weight that caused you to look for a diet may just have been what happens in the early to mid-t...
by Anoulie
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Anoulie, it sounds like you'd be better off just going back to your previous lifestyle before bad old America. If you have to drop us to heal yourself, by all means, do it! Ahahaha. Sorry, but if I could, I'd have done that months ago. That was five and a half years ago, though, so I literally do n...
by Anoulie
Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

I know 10 lb aren't that big of a deal (more like 15-20, but even that's not a big deal), my messed-up eating is a big deal. I hate this complusive part of my brain far more than I do my body (although I don't particularly like either at this point). It's like I'm mad at myself for such a lack of di...
by Anoulie
Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Ah, maybe I should talk about how my day went, too. I managed to get up at 7 am as I should instead of noon as I did yesterday. I think admitting to myself that I have brain problems that need professional help helped me in a way, so now I have this new mission ("fix brain") which is good. I still h...
by Anoulie
Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

If something matters to you, it is worth us caring for you and rooting for you. [...] Happy New Year, glad to see your purple unicorn back! Aww, thank you :) It really means a lot. I am your height and I weigh 137 right now. And I feel like a sexy strong mama! I believe you, but -- well, I don't fe...
by Anoulie
Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Post-Pregnancy Check In 2014
Replies: 195
Views: 89413

(belated) Congratulations to you and your little family! I told you it would happen eventually :) What did you name your daughter, if you don't mind me asking? I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to given names; I always find that really interesting.
by Anoulie
Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Happy New Year, Anoulie! Thank you, oolala! Happy new year to you and everyone else reading this as well! So you can probably guess by now that me not posting isn't indicative of anything good. I'm in a pretty bad place mood-wise and believe this is due to hypothyroidism (my TSH was 6.93 recently w...
by Anoulie
Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

What the heck. I've just had an almost entirely green month, but this week was entirely red. :?: :?: :?:

Oh well... back in the saddle on Monday, I guess.
by Anoulie
Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Hi! It's your old friend, negative qualification again! Was already having a semi-hard time yesterday, which I would've gotten over, but then I discovered some chocolate (3.5 oz) in a cupboard that I had forgotten about previously... so I ate that. Wouldn't have mattered, it's just 530 kcal and I ha...
by Anoulie
Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

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Heck yes.
by Anoulie
Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Ugh. This is hard. I don't like this at all. But you know what they say... Quitters never win, winners never quit. Wearing my tightest skirt (that fits me) today and it is uncomfortably tight but it was relatively loose in August... way too destroy all my illusions about losing weight, skirt. :(
by Anoulie
Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 573988

Oooh you have Halva in Poland? Cool 8)

Good idea to stick to Vanilla -- I keep coming back to it, too. It's really the only thing that works long-term.
by Anoulie
Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Hi guys, negative qualification here :oops: I hosted a bible study group at my dorm tonight, people brought lots of sweets as usual, I resisted as usual, but then they left and didn't take their stuff with them, so I ended up eating a box of cookies all by myself :? Another box I put into the kitche...
by Anoulie
Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

I ate way too much on my S days :? But at least I'm limiting that kind of excess to two days in the week now. I think next weekend I'll try a different approach: One treat between breakfast and lunch, one between lunch and dinner etc. Not trying to make any hard and fast rules, but I'd like to enjoy...
by Anoulie
Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Thanks, automatedeating. White-knuckling it again. I should stop buying treats for the weekend on Fridays. Right now, there is a bunch of my favorite candy about a foot away from my hands (inside my desk) and there's still an hour until dinner. :? But I really want this month to stay green/yellow; I...
by Anoulie
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Hm. I'm not too happy with how this evening went. I might have been able to get out of eating donuts, but since I had decided to make this an S day in advance, I didn't even try. And I ate way more than I was socially pressured to eat. Oh well, it was an S day, so I'll just learn from it and not bea...
by Anoulie
Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

They happen once or twice a month, I think, and don't always feature eating as the focal point. I'll make it an S day tomorrow, I think (S event, rather, since I won't be having any other Ss that day). Not sure about future events of this kind.
by Anoulie
Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Ugh. You guys. Yesterday was tough. Today's easier. Tomorrow's Day 21. Tomorrow is also another get-together of my friends and me. The purpose of this get-together? Making donuts. Now, I don't know why, but a lot of our meetings seem to revolve around making food (those that don't usually have a few...
by Anoulie
Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Just like in the past couple of years, this is tough. It's difficult for me to resist all those sweets in the stores and everywhere. There's no point in denying it. The difference this time? I just don't give in. I acknowledge that it's hard for me, then I move on and keep No-S-ing. :) Thursday will...
by Anoulie
Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 573988

Hey European No S buddy! I was just wondering how tall you are, because at your weight, you must either be really skinny or really short or -- both? :lol:
by Anoulie
Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Intelligent Dietary Defaults (add yours!)
Replies: 93
Views: 137329

Default breakfast: muesli with full fat yogurt (instead of milk), a plum Default lunch: whatever they serve at the cafeteria that day (an entree, a starchy side and sometimes a piece of fruit to go with it) Default dinner: a piece of toast with tomato sauce and a slice of cheese on it, melted in the...
by Anoulie
Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Indeed they are, and it was. Plus, it's a good way to pass the time before the next meal. I kept busy between that nap and dinner, and after that, it wasn't very difficult for me anymore. Now it's 11 pm and I'm about to go to bed. Success!
by Anoulie
Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Thanks!

I've been in an inexplicably bad mood all day today, it's just 2 pm and I'm already having a hard time staying green, especially since I already bought all the sweets for this weekend :lol: Oh well, I'll pull through. I think I'll take a nap, actually.
by Anoulie
Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

I've been having green days since Nov 1 (plus two NWK S days, but those were more like S events -- a roll with jam and butter when we baked stuff together at a friend's party, and on the other day, a pint of coke I had to drink for an experiment where we measured our blood sugar). Probably not losin...
by Anoulie
Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: college student cafeteria constraints
Replies: 8
Views: 4089

I'm also at university, and we get a "main course" and can then choose up to three side dishes with that. My boundary is: one plate of the main course (which may be just a piece of protein, or contain some veggies, or contain protein+veggies+carbs; it really depends on what's on the menu that day), ...
by Anoulie
Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Getting back on track: I need some serious help
Replies: 23
Views: 10711

It's difficult, yes, but I've already decided to stop planning every little detail in other areas of my life, so I think I can do this, too. I went to bed yesterday very exhausted (emotionally), and woke up feeling bad about those cookies I ate yesterday (mentally and physically). But then it came t...
by Anoulie
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Getting back on track: I need some serious help
Replies: 23
Views: 10711

Ugh. Not in a better place. I visited some friends in the US in August, which had me not doing No S for three weeks at a time -- but in a good way. I didn't worry about food whatsoever, didn't stress-eat, didn't eat so my weekends would be "worth it", but didn't freak out over a piece of candy on We...
by Anoulie
Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Weighed 126.3 lb today... but I'm at my parent's house, and I always lose 2 lb here. S day time!

EDIT: Meaning I don't literally lose 2 lb here, just that the scale measures my weight differently.
by Anoulie
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

This week has been green so far! Weight: 130.5 lb (Wednesday), 129.4 lb (Thursday), 128.1 lb (today, Friday). Not bad at all! Sinnie, thanks for your advice :) I've actually thought about and even started implementing some of what you talked about, but this is where my perfectionism kicks in. If I s...
by Anoulie
Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Getting back on track: I need some serious help
Replies: 23
Views: 10711

Re: Ditto what the others have said!

Don't make this harder than it has to be. You are young and are fortunate that you can take hold of all of this and have it so under control during your twenties (I'm just guessing your age from what you said about university, etc.) that you will be able to march confidently into your 30's and beyo...
by Anoulie
Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Still not going running. Not sure when I'll start again. Maybe after finals (one exam is next Monday, the other next Wednesday). Yesterday was fine, S-wise -- I was distracted by my host sister and her friend visiting me, so the day was green and the other chocolate bar I had sitting around didn't t...
by Anoulie
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

In spite of everything, weighed only 129.9 lb today. Not going for a run, but I'll study some more for an hour before I leave for classes. That's more important than general fitness/burning calories right now.
by Anoulie
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Ate way too much on my S days this weekend. Didn't go for a run Monday & today, but went to an early lecture instead. Today, because of all the stress (finals next week), had about 6 oz of chocolate. I feel awful. I guess it's to be expected, but I'm just so impatient and want to be back at < 120 lb...
by Anoulie
Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Went running yesterday, too, and weighed 128.5 lb today.
by Anoulie
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Went for a run yesterday, so the day was green in both aspects. Weighed myself this morning: 129.2 lb.
by Anoulie
Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ~ Reviving Renee ~
Replies: 1453
Views: 771153

I've just had a really hard time actually getting myself to do it when I don't see results. I know I don't see the results because I'm not actually doing it all of the time. It's a catch 22 I hate it. This. Exactly. This is exactly my problem. Thanks for putting it into words so elegantly. I wish y...
by Anoulie
Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Haven't been running all week. Not feeling well due to finals etc. The past two days have been hard -- felt bad about Monday not being green, frustrated about finals and other things, but (!) I didn't give in and snack. Tonight was especially hard. Had a piece of toast with jam on it, and some kohlr...
by Anoulie
Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

My S days were pretty wild, and I didn't go running today, and made today an S day because my parents came to visit me and we went out for ice cream, then I had some chocolate that they'd brought me... not the best way to start a new week. Anyway, tomorrow's a new day.
by Anoulie
Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

128.7 lb today :)
by Anoulie
Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Yesterday I had the rest of the kohlrabi and a buttered/salted piece of toast for dinner, but I don't think that's a healthy idea for every day. My weight was down to 130.1 lb today, so that was nice. It sucks to have all these fluctuations, but I guess I gotta live with it. Went for a run today (wa...
by Anoulie
Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

My water balance must be pretty messed up nowadays... drinking exactly 3 liters a day should fix that. I'm exercising, but it's just jogging, nothing that would cause the muscles to need lots of repairing. Could be due to the upcoming time of the month... we'll see. Not that it matters. It's just re...
by Anoulie
Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

My weight is behaving strangely this week. Now, I don't mind weighing 133 lb (for now), or even 135 (which is what I weighed on Tuesday), but I'm confused. How can I gain 6 lbs within two weeks? That's not even... huh.

No, it won't affect my No S compliance, but it's really weird.
by Anoulie
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Oh my God, you guys, I did it! I ran 5 kilometers without ever walking in between! I ended up taking around 32 minutes (which I'm really happy with), but I don't really care about the time, I'm just so proud that I did it all running. No walks, no stops, just consistency. :) I've decided to limit my...
by Anoulie
Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ZippaDee Do Da Days...
Replies: 521
Views: 325210

I have been here a long time. I have had MANY "start overs" on No S. I have been looking back over my check-in thread over the past few days and doing some thinking. I am a perfectionist by nature......perhaps not by nature, but actually was taught to be a perfectionist. I remember brining home my ...
by Anoulie
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Well, when I cut those brownies into pieces today, the crumbs seemed pretty tempting... but I didn't have any. Dinner was actually an S event because we had a kind of "dessert for dinner" bible study meal with brownies, ice cream and fruit salad. Didn't eat much otherwise (muesli for breakfast, piec...
by Anoulie
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Thank you, Merry :) You're absolutely right, of course. Friday went well -- I allowed myself some OJ in between meals. The weekend was pretty wild, but that's okay. Let's see what this week brings! Today was also fine. I took a looong nap between lunch and dinner, so despite having lunch early, I wa...
by Anoulie
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Guys, I really need to take a step back. Or several. I've been so strict with myself -- always the same foods, no caloric drinks, no variety... this hasn't been helpful at all. I think I'll make a commitment to true Vanilla No S for the next month. That means everything's allowed -- except for snack...
by Anoulie
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Getting back on track: I need some serious help
Replies: 23
Views: 10711

The thing is I haven't done mods for two years (sh*it... two years already) and it hasn't really made a difference. I can't just move on after a failure... that's my biggest problem. If you look at my HabitCal, you'll find clusters of red days, hardly ever individual ones. And yeah, I should probabl...
by Anoulie
Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Getting back on track: I need some serious help
Replies: 23
Views: 10711

Getting back on track: I need some serious help

Hello everyone, I'm generally a pretty disciplined person. I keep my room clean and neat, don't drink, don't spend too much money on things I don't need, I'm a vegetarian, only drink water and go running 4 or 5 times a week... but I can't seem to stick to No S no matter what I do! I've had so many f...
by Anoulie
Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Weight on Friday: 128.7 lb

Breakfast -- yogurt, muesli
Lunch -- vegetarian pizza
Dinner -- piece of toast with curd cheese and tomato, banana

Weight today: 126.8 lb (might be due to using my parents' scale today, though)

Time for an S day or two! And I'm going to a wedding today, so woo :)
by Anoulie
Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Yesterday: Breakfast -- yogurt, muesli Lunch -- some strange stuffed pasta "bars" with tomato sauce, potatoes Dinner -- piece of toast with curd cheese and tomato, apple Weight today: Well, this is where it gets weird. I stepped on the scale first thing in the morning (well, after peeing, brushing m...
by Anoulie
Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Yesterday:
Breakfast -- yogurt, muesli
Lunch -- piece of toast with curd cheese and tomato, apple
Dinner -- ice cream sundae
(Yes, I took an S event for that, but calorie-wise, it's probably better than, say, yesterday.)

Weight today: 131.4 lb
by Anoulie
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

S days were alright. I'm on week 7 of C25K.

Breakfast -- yogurt, muesli
Lunch -- pizza
Dinner -- piece of toast with curd cheese and tomato, apple
by Anoulie
Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Yesterday was a success! Today's weight is 131 lb. S day time!
by Anoulie
Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

What is it with my self-control lately? I'm also tired all the time. Whaaat.

Weight: 131.2 lb (urgh)
by Anoulie
Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

I don't know why, but I'm doing really badly. Monday was fine, really, but then I moved (to a different room in my dorm), had no time for dinner, so I just had a stale soft pretzel, and then my friends came over to watch DVDs and brought some snacks, so I thought, Yeah, S day, which was okay, but I ...
by Anoulie
Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * June challenge * * *
Replies: 31
Views: 12866

Vanilla No S. C25K on N days (and once I've finished that, stick with Week 9 for a while). 1 S day 2 S day 3 4 5 6 7 8 S day 9 S day 10 11 12 13 S day for C25K (not allowed to have lunch for medical reasons) 14 15 S day 16 S day 17 18 19 20 21 22 S day 23 S day 24 25 26 27 28 29 S day 30 S day
by Anoulie
Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Weighed in at 127.4 lb today! Yeah! That's more like it! :D

Slept in pretty late, now I'll have "breakfast" (muesli with milk), then go grocery shopping.
by Anoulie
Fri May 31, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Weight: 129.9 lb (well, that's 1.5 lb less than I weighed two weeks ago... that's good, considering all the failures I had since then)

Breakfast -- muesli,milk
Lunch -- rice/veggie dish with fried onion rings
Dinner -- piece of toast with curd cheese and tomato, apple
by Anoulie
Thu May 30, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: summer motivation
Replies: 3
Views: 2190

I have several:

- my cousin's wedding in mid-June (I know I just have two weeks left, but if I cave in and have lots of red days, I might not fit in that dress anymore)
- me coming to see my host family and old friends in Florida in August
- generally wearing less clothing in summer
by Anoulie
Thu May 30, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Breakfast -- muesli,milk
Lunch -- pizza
Dinner -- piece of toast with curd cheese and tomato, apple

Ran my first 20-minute-without-ever-stopping-or-walking-in-between run today! I feel very accomplished :)
by Anoulie
Wed May 29, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In
Replies: 227
Views: 131297

Breakfast -- muesli, yogurt Lunch -- tortellini, banana Dinner -- piece of toast with curd cheese and tomato, apple Ran two eight-minute runs today, which was alright. Now I'm already hungry again three hours after dinner, but I'll just suck it up, drink some water and go to bed. I'll have to have m...