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by Cantab
Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S and Infertility
Replies: 42
Views: 21107

[quote="Sinnie"] Cantab, your advice is solid. I've seen some of those books myself. I wish you the best of luck. It will happen.[/quote] Thanks! I ended up getting pregnant after 15 months. Not so long, but we had to be proactive due to our ages. My husband had low morphology and low testosterone s...
by Cantab
Thu May 09, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: finallyfulldailycheckin
Replies: 195
Views: 117197

[quote="finallyfull"]How many people wonder "hmmmm, do I have to go to the bathroom?" Nobody. [/quote]

A bit TMI, but I do. Sometimes I confuse being nervous with feeling like I have to pee.
by Cantab
Thu May 09, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S and Infertility
Replies: 42
Views: 21107

Thanks for the follow up

So glad for you. And also glad to see others' responses, or at least the encouraging ones. In case this is helpful to others: the resources I'm most grateful for are the Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant, which gives updated stats for chances of pregnancy over age 35 and says that stress d...
by Cantab
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Phases of No-S (as I see them)
Replies: 54
Views: 68276

[quote="Cassie"]I think it's now clear to me that I'm still firmly in phase 1 (even though I'm more than a year into NoS) & I need to put at least 3 or 4 successful 21-days-with-no-reds under my belt before I move on to phase 2. Thanks again ever so much for posting this, makes it all very clear.[/q...
by Cantab
Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hating "S" days...
Replies: 20
Views: 6709

Being tired can cause overeating

Don't be too hard on yourself. Remember that being tired increases overeating as well. Having the stress and fatigue from the trip may have been the problem rather than it just being an S day. Many times when I overeat, it's really because I'm tired, either from lack of sleep or a trying day.
by Cantab
Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: information overload
Replies: 19
Views: 5216

[quote="wosnes"]Okay...I'm 61 and also 5'3". I have come to realize that no matter what I do, I'm [i]never[/i] going to see 120-125 again. 135 is about as low as I can get. ... I started to write "I've come to accept this," but the truth is -- I'm happy where I am.[/quote] If you're happy, then ther...
by Cantab
Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Dull" feeling throughout the day!
Replies: 6
Views: 2758

Re: "Dull" feeling throughout the day!

[quote="Joel_M"]You see, after a little while I noticed that I'm feeling really "dull", and I feel like I really need something sweet of salty. When I feel "dull" I feel slow in general and sort of low on energy.[/quote] I've discovered over many years that I need to eat a piece of fruit at mid-morn...
by Cantab
Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: WEIGHT GAIN *ARRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHH*
Replies: 28
Views: 8060

Congrats with your >21 days of success. That's fantastic. It may be that you would feel healthier and lose weight if you experimented with your "intelligent defaults". I've experimented for years with the foods that are best with me, and I have learned through painful experience that I need to be co...
by Cantab
Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why is EVERY gathering of people an excuse to eat!?!?!?
Replies: 18
Views: 6280

I have food allergies, and I am often unable to eat the food at any events. I also keep kosher, so I'm effectively vegetarian out of the house. Two sides to not eating while others are: 1. My feelings: I've gotten really used to seeing food that I can't eat as an object, rather than as edible. I'm d...
by Cantab
Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Making progress
Replies: 5
Views: 7909

My understanding of exercise science (from reading boards like t-nation and Alwyn Cosgrove's blog and books) is that there are multiple paths to fitness depending on your goals. High-intensity interval training (HIIT), including Shovelglove and the Tabata method, is highly effective at burning calor...
by Cantab
Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What fills you up so you won't get hungry between meals?
Replies: 29
Views: 8466

Any kind of meat, with or without fat. I've been reading lately about meat fat and how it's healthy --- I know that sounds like I've just said that gravity makes things fall up. It turns out there is actually little evidence that it's unhealthy, and that's been accepted as dogma. I wouldn't go overb...
by Cantab
Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cantab's daily check in
Replies: 0
Views: 1342

Cantab's daily check in

After a good transitional month into No-S, even with the holidays and a cold, I hit a rough spot this week that I learned from. But first, good news: Habit Cal has done fantastic things for my exercise pattern. I've exercised 10 of the last 15 days, and some days really extensively. Hurrah! And anot...
by Cantab
Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Guilt!
Replies: 23
Views: 8245

Re: Guilt!

Everyone's psychology is different. Personally I found it so freeing to be able to eat normal less healthy food occasionally, as long as it's in moderation. The lesson is moderation, not perfection. Perfection is in some senses the enemy because it can lead to immoderate behavior. I want to tell you...
by Cantab
Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question: Is a glass of milk considered a snack?
Replies: 10
Views: 4331

[quote="Jammin' Jan"]Maya Jo, have you ever tried Silk soymilk?[/quote] The Trader Joe's soymilk is terrific too. I drink the unsweetened, and it has a faint vanilla flavor, and less sugar and calories than milk: 90 calories per glass, including some fat and protein, so it's filling. I'm very fond o...
by Cantab
Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Those poor Bigst Losers
Replies: 14
Views: 5349

I agree with all of you. It sets up an unrealistic standard. I can't believe how many people on Sparkpeople say things like "I've only lost 10 pounds this month". It can be inspiring to some people, though. A friend decided to make weight loss her full time job after losing hers, and did a similar 4...
by Cantab
Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 2388

One month check-in

I've been doing No-S for a month, and it's been a good one, though with lots of exemptions due to illness and travel: 15 green days, 1 red day, and 15 yellow days. The yellow days were designated S days retrospectively, and mostly resulted from eating sweets and baking cookies on holiday break. But ...
by Cantab
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: anyone else deal with not being hungry?
Replies: 9
Views: 4390

Re: anyone else deal with not being hungry?

I'm sorry about your accident, and I hope you have a complete and total recovery. Others have addressed your immediate question. On the question of vitamins, you might consider omega-3's. Seth Roberts has a lot on his website about how they help his reaction time and cognitive abilities. http://www....
by Cantab
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: To weigh or not to weigh?
Replies: 38
Views: 20728

I weigh without clothes first thing in the morning after going to the bathroom, before consuming anything. It makes me better to see the lower numbers. The numbers I see at the doctor's office are something like 10 pounds more than my scale weight at home because of shoes and consumed food/water.
by Cantab
Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:00 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal Habit Calendar (Alpha)
Replies: 95
Views: 163373

2010 update. . .

Thanks for the habit cal. It's extremely motivating, especially for exercise. I just like seeing the green squares lining up. Can you please add 2010 to the menu, so we can start using it for January 2010?

Thanks
by Cantab
Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 2388

Introduction

Background on me: 33, 5'2", weighed 128-132 for most of the 13 years I was in college and grad school in bicycle- and pedestrian-oriented cities. For a couple brief years, I weighed 122-125, and it was glorious, but I had been overly restrictive, so I was extremely anxious eating out. I moved to a c...
by Cantab
Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S "mods" (add yours!)
Replies: 167
Views: 206503

Flavorless calories on the No S diet to reduce appetite

In order to reduce my appetite so that I am less interested in the S's, I am having a few hundred flavorless calories with a no-flavor window around it, an idea invented by Berkeley psychology professor Seth Roberts. In practice, first thing in the morning, I put on swimmer's noseplugs and drink a m...