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by lelovelady
Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Grass Fed Beef
Replies: 9
Views: 6930

Re: Grass Fed Beef

I've recently purchased mostly grass fed beef (with some corn supplements) and I've noticed something. Twice now, I've made roasts in the crockpot and when I go to dish out leftover the next day there is no layer of fat on the broth. The ground beef is also much less fatty. And the flavor is good. ...
by lelovelady
Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: HELP AND ADVICE DESPERATELY NEEDED
Replies: 14
Views: 9929

Remember, it's not no sugar -- it's no sweets. I don't know how much sugar you're using in your coffee, but a teaspoon or so of sugar in your coffee or tea or on your cereal isn't an issue. Oh yeah, I know. :) But if I can break the habit entirely, I think it would be good for me. One of the major ...
by lelovelady
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: HELP AND ADVICE DESPERATELY NEEDED
Replies: 14
Views: 9929

I am not sure what you drink during the week on N-days. I am trying to be very careful not to drink too many drinks with calories. Coffee with sugar and/or cream, hot cocoa, milk, sneaking some of my kids' Koolaid are all things I try to keep in check. 100+ calories per drink here and there can add...
by lelovelady
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Control
Replies: 10
Views: 6874

Every day you successful resist snacks and sweets it will get easier. Habit will start to kick in. You'll need less self control to resist. At some point "resist" will be the wrong word -- it'll seem strange to go off habit. Kind of like you (I hope!) aren't tempted to shoplift even if you see some...
by lelovelady
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: bumping thread up to resurrect this thread Wannabe club
Replies: 43
Views: 20175

I 'wanna' be a wanne-be. :D I would love to see if I can do this 21 day challenge! I'm also posting in the Feb. Challenge. I do have one NWS coming up (my birthday is on the 10th), but other than that, I think I should be okay. Feb 1 (Day 1): Success! Feb. 2(Day 2): Failure. I'll start over again t...
by lelovelady
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * February challenge and wannabe club * * *
Replies: 36
Views: 17351

Is there any chance we can get this topic, and the 21 day wanna be club topic stickied so they stick at the top? The wanna be club wouldn't need to be changed at all, and the monthly challenge would only need to be swapped out once a month ... it shouldn't be too terribly hard?

Laura L.
by lelovelady
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: REINHARD!!! LOOK!!
Replies: 49
Views: 23943

Well, count another set of letters to Mr. Pollan and Ms. Brody. Others here have done a good job of blogging, so I just made a note on his Amazon.com review page with that information as well.

Lazy little stinker.

Laura L.
by lelovelady
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: full bars
Replies: 10
Views: 8123

Re: Nature Valley oats n honey bars

Does anyone have an opinion on these Nature Valley, oats n honey bars (green foil packaging)? I can fit them on my lunch plate....but at 13gms sugar, are they considered sweets? Thanks, Geoff Well, I think it depends on your personal taste. To me, they're a sweet, as are (unfortunately) their trail...
by lelovelady
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New!
Replies: 11
Views: 7998

Thank you all, very helpful. I think I will get the book. My main problem with yoghurt pud is that dinner+fruit&yoghurt is too filling...and I sort of know that....so I think the idea of assessing it as a "whole" lot of food feels right. It may be fruit, it may be yoghurt, but if you then add sugar...
by lelovelady
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Need help...Worried i'm just maintaining eating this way
Replies: 4
Views: 4198

Welcome, Nicole! You've joined a very lovely and supportive group! First, just breathe. :) You need to learn to relax a little and listen to your body. It will tell you what it really needs, you just need to learn to tell its "demands" from its "wants". For you, I'd recommend purchasing the book. Mo...
by lelovelady
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Quit sweets?
Replies: 6
Views: 5608

I don't think it sounds crazy at all. If you know something doesn't agree with you, then by all means don't eat it. It's no crazier than someone with a mild peanut allergy refusing to eat p'nut butter. I know that I've noticed that since I've started No-S that my sweet tooth is a lot less sweet. Thi...
by lelovelady
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: bumping thread up to resurrect this thread Wannabe club
Replies: 43
Views: 20175

Okay, I'm still here, haven't abandonded you. :) I've just been sick ... haven't been eating, so nothing really to post. I'm posting in the February Challenge too, but I'll post here to help keep this alive. For those just joining us, this is the 21 day wanna be's ... the ones trying to make one or ...
by lelovelady
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: bumping thread up to resurrect this thread Wannabe club
Replies: 43
Views: 20175

I am still here, but I'm here with my tail between my knees. :( I had an enormously stressful week last week planning and then pulling off a fundraiser at a conference, and the stress got the better of my eating habits. Sigh. (If only we could live in a bubble, right?) I came to the conclusion that...
by lelovelady
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * February challenge and wannabe club * * *
Replies: 36
Views: 17351

Count me in! January was my very first month, and I successfully made it into the 21 club! This month, I'd like to stay with my good progress, and have a month with only greens and yellows. Today's my Birthday, so there will be one additional S day sometime early this month ... I'm still sick so I'm...
by lelovelady
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: WANTED: NO S SUCCESS STORIES FOR MAGAZINE
Replies: 18
Views: 14779

Well, I don't have them ... YET ... but I am confident that the next time you ask that question I will have some. :) I've already noticed my clothes fitting better (just a little, but a little is better than none, and it's a good start), so I know it's just a matter of time. Congratulations on the r...
by lelovelady
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: starting tomorrow!
Replies: 8
Views: 6345

Yes, be accountable. Do whatever works for you to keep you accountable. For me, it's posting here on these boards. There's a thread for 21 day wanna be's, and then there's a Monthly challenge. There were days that were really hard, and the only thing that kept me from just having a red day was the r...
by lelovelady
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: cough drops?
Replies: 5
Views: 4639

reinhard wrote:Call it medicine and relax.

(or take a "'sick' starts with 's' day" if you think you need further indulgence -- perfectly legitimate)

Reinhard
Coolness. Thank you. :)

Laura L.
by lelovelady
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: cough drops?
Replies: 5
Views: 4639

cough drops?

Let me first state, that I think that anyone who has kids at this time of year should be quarantined away from those of us who don't. Schools are like day spas for viruses and they get brought to work for "take your virus to work day", and get adopted by poor unsupsecting coworkers. So ... I'm sick ...
by lelovelady
Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: An answer to soup-and-sandwich queries?
Replies: 5
Views: 5122

They have something similar at Target.
by lelovelady
Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: weird lack of hunger
Replies: 4
Views: 4304

Yeah, I had that this weekend too. I had the sweet that I'd been waiting all week for, my very favorite ... cheesecake. I was DYING for it ... my mouth was watering, I mean I really WANTED that cheesecake. I'd been dreaming about that cheesecake for THREE DAYS. But I ate about half a piece, and foun...
by lelovelady
Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why is EVERY gathering of people an excuse to eat!?!?!?
Replies: 18
Views: 11681

I just wanted to thank everyone for the suggestions. I forgot to add the detail that the food at the meeting will be what I would call "full meal" food such as pizza, chinese or sandwiches, not snacks. I think that bringing a drink and reminding myself that thin people don't eat in the presence of ...
by lelovelady
Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: bumping thread up to resurrect this thread Wannabe club
Replies: 43
Views: 20175

Woo hoo! We all rock!

Do we want to continue on in this thread, or pick this up in the February challenge when it's posted?

Laura L.
by lelovelady
Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starving, then eating a lot!
Replies: 4
Views: 4857

Re: Starving, then eating a lot!

Hey everyone! I'm new on here, but I'm loving No-S. The only thing is...after being deprived of yummy, fatty food for so long (so many diets), I feel like I always want carbs and filling food at meals. I'm also always starving when mealtime comes around and eat till I'm pretty full. I'm eating prot...
by lelovelady
Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: bumping thread up to resurrect this thread Wannabe club
Replies: 43
Views: 20175

Re: for the record

Just to let people know, I did this once before, just before Thanksgiving in 2008! Then, I went OFF the wagon, except for a short stint in the summer and various days, FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR until now. So, if you are struggling with lots of startovers, congratulations for making them public. I just hi...
by lelovelady
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why is EVERY gathering of people an excuse to eat!?!?!?
Replies: 18
Views: 11681

Well, as a meeting planner, the idea behind it is to be hospitable. It's somehow ingrained in us that when you have guests, you offer refreshments, which in our culture are drinks and food. And, people buy into the whole "snacks are good" culture, and hence, provide snacks. I wouldn't be surprised i...
by lelovelady
Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Legal Requirement for Nutrition Facts
Replies: 16
Views: 9742

[quote="connorcreamI am very happy counting calories with my app and syncing to the computer. Very lttle math is required. As I type DH is driving up and we are heading out to dinner, Boudros Bistro on the River, with president of small college and his wife from VA. This type of entertaining is a st...
by lelovelady
Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What fills you up so you won't get hungry between meals?
Replies: 29
Views: 14350

Thanks again for this! I hope this thread continues awhile so I can get more ideas. No S diet has been such a struggle for me and every little bit helps! :) Well, I'll tell you something else I've noticed as a new No S'er that perhaps the ones who have been doing it for a really long time no longer...
by lelovelady
Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: bumping thread up to resurrect this thread Wannabe club
Replies: 43
Views: 20175

oolala53 wrote:I'm posting so this will bump up. My daily record is on 1/13, I think. One more day.
Congratulations! Hang in there today! I can't wait for you to be the first one of this group to make it!

:mrgreen:

Laura L.
by lelovelady
Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: bumping thread up to resurrect this thread Wannabe club
Replies: 43
Views: 20175

RJ wrote:Laura, you're doing a great job, too - home stretch!!

Are you feeling better? I hope so - being sick is the pits. :(
Yes, I am, thank you. :)

And you're doing great again! Hang in there! I KNOW you can do it!

Laura L.
by lelovelady
Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Legal Requirement for Nutrition Facts
Replies: 16
Views: 9742

Well, I see both sides of this particular argument. The thing that attracted me to No S is that I don't have to count ... points, carbs, calories, nose hairs, purple baboons ... but then again I'd rather poke a stick in my eye than do math. :) If the counting thing works for you ... go forth and mul...
by lelovelady
Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What fills you up so you won't get hungry between meals?
Replies: 29
Views: 14350

Well, for me, the best all time food is oatmeal. It's my favorite breakfast now because it's cheap, really good for you, tastes yummy, and it's really filling. I like to have it with a bit of fruit, with an orange as my preferred fruit. I use the quick oats, because I'm lazy, and leave them a little...
by lelovelady
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 13
Views: 9342

reinhard wrote:Thanks, guys, for noticing this and registering even before I'd gotten around to uploading an image or website link!

Reinhard
Slowpoke!
by lelovelady
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello, I'm new
Replies: 14
Views: 10755

Re: Me too!!

ThomsonsPier wrote: Have caution! I had to buy new clothes thanks to this business. Smaller ones, I'll grant you.
Oh, how I long to have that problem. :) That's actually my major goal, so thank you for the encouragement.

Laura L.
by lelovelady
Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Legal Requirement for Nutrition Facts
Replies: 16
Views: 9742

My calorie burn is 1362 rounded down to 1300 for a weight loss of 1-2#/week. I have lost almost 20# since October 2009 knowing this basic fact about myself. I budget my calorie allottment, much as I do with my money budget and plan accordingly. So Amy's isn't necessarily out of the question, if I a...
by lelovelady
Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Grapefruit
Replies: 5
Views: 3735

Okay, and because it was annoying me, I did go and do research and look it up. The lighter pink color is caused by vagarieties in growing temperatures and locations. So, depending on where you live, and where your grapefruits were shipped from, that's the likely culprit. And I was right about the go...
by lelovelady
Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with a cramped lunch schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 4306

Hmmm. It sounds to me like you should maybe designate Thursday as a four meal day ... sort of like hobbits, but without the excess. You could have breakfast at your regular time. First lunch (or second breakfast) at your 12:15 break. Then lunch at 3:00, and dinner at your regular time. Your two lunc...
by lelovelady
Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello, I'm new
Replies: 14
Views: 10755

Welcome to both of you, and good luck!

Laura L.
by lelovelady
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Grapefruit
Replies: 5
Views: 3735

It sounds like they got their types crossed ... or else there's been some cross polination of their trees. The golden ones I think are a hybrid ... but they're supposed to be nice and sweet. The lighter pink color of the Ruby Reds I think is because of either soil conditions or waterfall amounts, I ...
by lelovelady
Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: bumping thread up to resurrect this thread Wannabe club
Replies: 43
Views: 20175

RJ wrote:It's just that... it's been a year. I'm ready for it to start figuring itself out, kwim?
Yeah, I do understand. :) Hang in there.
by lelovelady
Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Legal Requirement for Nutrition Facts
Replies: 16
Views: 9742

I'd have to say probably not. If I understand it correctly, it's a restaurant serving a food product, and other restaurants don't always list their nutrition information. I know some do, because that's just the kind of society we live in now. I think the bigger question is why do you need them? If y...
by lelovelady
Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cocoa beach
Replies: 18
Views: 11334

God, that sounds heavenly. Adding cocoa powder to my shopping list ... that might give me the edge I've been needing. I had a couple days where I was just craving something sweet, and fruit just didn't cut it. That ricotta one especially sounds heavenly ... do you think this is something you could m...
by lelovelady
Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: bumping thread up to resurrect this thread Wannabe club
Replies: 43
Views: 20175

OK, I do want to join! Today will be tough. I'm going to dinner at a neighbor's house and there will be cupcakes (I know because I'm bringing them!) and all other manner of goodies. I am really going to try to be good. Be strong! You can do it! The weekend is right around the corner ... save yourse...
by lelovelady
Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: bumping thread up to resurrect this thread Wannabe club
Replies: 43
Views: 20175

Mainly it's just that I've been doing this long enough (even though I'm a newbie here, I've been doing No-S off and on for about a year) that I think I should be getting my schtuff together better as far as things like portion size, snitching during meal prep, etc go. And those couple of days were ...
by lelovelady
Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cocoa beach
Replies: 18
Views: 11334

I'm so weary of the adjective "healthy". Yeah, "healthy" is annoying ... but the phrase that makes me completely crazy is "all natural". The implication is that things that are "all natural" are automatically good for you. This diet pill or that supplement are "all natural" ... well so is arsenic. ...
by lelovelady
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: bumping thread up to resurrect this thread Wannabe club
Replies: 43
Views: 20175

Hey, RJ, are you doing okay? I see your two "borderline success" days up there ... is there anything we can do to help you out?

Laura
by lelovelady
Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Those poor Bigst Losers
Replies: 14
Views: 9888

I only watched the first or second season. They were cruel to those people, and it felt more like a game show than something designed to really help them. I really detested the female trainer, and it disgusts me that she has become such a big name now. Screaming at people, calling them names, making...
by lelovelady
Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: PCOIS and Metformin
Replies: 4
Views: 4578

Well, the book says that you don't have to specifically have "3" meals a day. If you need to, for medical reasons, you can set your meals to some other number, such as "4". The important thing is to stick to whatever number you decide is reasonable and not vary it day to day. So if you need to, if y...
by lelovelady
Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Drinking on No S?
Replies: 22
Views: 13579

Well, you've received a lot of good advice here. :) I started to go all "mother hennish" and give you some advice that you don't need, but you're an adult, and it appears a very responsible one. I'll echo what others have said ... the No S "rule" regarding alcohol seems to be "moderation". And I'll ...
by lelovelady
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weekly check-in - tough week
Replies: 3
Views: 3348

Keep your chin up! It'll get better! I completely understand how hard that first week was ... I hadn't realized exactly how poor my eating habits really were. I hope that this week will be easier for you. Remember, you didn't get to the place you currently are overnight ... and you won't get to wher...
by lelovelady
Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: First Week Done!
Replies: 3
Views: 3663

Congratulations! I just completed my first week too ... so yay for both of us!

Keep up the good work, and good luck!

Laura
by lelovelady
Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: anyone else deal with not being hungry?
Replies: 9
Views: 8263

No, it doesn't really sound strange. It seems to be fairly normal actually. Whenever your body is under a really HUGE stress (serious illness or injury, death of a close loved one, natural disaster) that appetite often suffers. I don't know if this will help you ... but they make pill reminder alarm...
by lelovelady
Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: bumping thread up to resurrect this thread Wannabe club
Replies: 43
Views: 20175

First day - January 4 - green January 5 - green January 6 - green January 7 - green January 8 - green January 9 - S day January 10 - S day Week 1 completed! Congratulations to all of us! Okay, deep breath, ready for week 2... Day 8 - January 11 - green January 12 - green January 13 - green January 1...
by lelovelady
Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you do if you don't like your dinner?
Replies: 8
Views: 5913

Thank you!

Thanks for all the great support! I'll keep that in mind if it ever happens again. It sounded reasonable to me, but I wasn't sure if I was just rationalizing, so I decided I'd rather be a little too strict than have a failure so early in my journey, until I could get some input from you guys. I have...
by lelovelady
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you do if you don't like your dinner?
Replies: 8
Views: 5913

What do you do if you don't like your dinner?

I know that sounds really stupid ... but I had it happen to me last night. I picked up a roasted chicken last night because it sounded really good and I wasn't up to cooking for myself. Then, after I'd made my plate and sat down to eat, the chicken didn't taste good. They'd used some kind of smoke f...
by lelovelady
Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just started and SOOOO hungry!
Replies: 24
Views: 15833

Well, I just started too, and I've had that exact same problem. On Monday I was seriously considering gnawing my own arm off, except I was pretty sure it would be considered a "snack", so I had a cup of hot tea and walked around the building a couple of times until I was tired enough to stop wanting...