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by oliviamanda
Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Temptations at the office
Replies: 16
Views: 15952

I work in an office and warding off sweets and snacks is practically an every day thing. I've come to the point where I absolutely say no to everything. Doesn't sound like fun, but if I were to partake then it would make my N day red. Most of the time there's a candy dish on a corner, or leftover ca...
by oliviamanda
Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: It is crunch time ...
Replies: 12
Views: 11841

Hey mustloseweight! My sister has bipolar but she is off meds and she's eating a lot, she seems to have an endless appetite and her weight is going up and up. She recently got a fitbit and is trying to change her eating habits. She does not exercise, but maybe that will change in time. Apparently it...
by oliviamanda
Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: People concerned with no snacking
Replies: 19
Views: 20002

I've been there, too with this issue... when you explain what you are doing, the person on the other end is not willing to make the same sacrifices as you and therefore projects their feelings by offering concern to you that although what you are doing is working for you, you better watch out. I wou...
by oliviamanda
Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *****March Challenge*******
Replies: 4
Views: 5681

I'm doing this... omg. 1- S day 2- N day 3- N day (had 4 small meals) 4- N day :evil: (I had a few bites of cake) 5- N day 6- S day 7- S day 8 - N day 9 - N day 10- N day :evil: (had 2 choc covered pretzels) 11 - N day 12 - N day 13 - S day (kind of overdid it, so...) 14 - S day (...made into N day)...
by oliviamanda
Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Can We Please Go Back to No-S?
Replies: 20
Views: 22380

Noel, I too have been on and off for years, but alas, No S makes the most sense and it works, too. My mother said to me yesterday, "I didn't realize you are still following the No S Diet."... and I was like, I aspire to follow it as much as I can, the only time I break it is when I come to your hous...
by oliviamanda
Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back Again
Replies: 4
Views: 4832

Back Again

No S Diet is my rock. A rock I have misplaced time and again. But... I just had my second child. At work I have entered into a six month weight loss competition. My plan of attack is the only thing that I know works and that is this diet. I am serious, my willpower is ironclad. I started Monday and ...
by oliviamanda
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Clearly NOT working for me :(
Replies: 23
Views: 16400

gratefuldeb67, I have been not eating meat for about 4 years now. I have not seen a weight change. I was hoping that it would help in the weight department, it certainly has helped with my cholesterol and keeps me away from fried foods in general. I do not regret eating this way, but I agree that ca...
by oliviamanda
Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A Good Warning Label in A French Advertisement
Replies: 13
Views: 10281

There are so many health professionals/nutrition authorities that encourage snacking. I hear it all the time. I read it all the time. Eat five times a day. Have six small meals a day. If you have to eat that way, then you are thinking food all the time. I understand if you are an athlete or just con...
by oliviamanda
Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Obama on habit
Replies: 1
Views: 3092

The No S habits are far easier than learning the rules and restrictions of other diets/ways of eating. When someone asks me if I want more (seconds), automatically the rule pops into my mind that I am not going to have seconds. I like the automation, building habit. My problem is sweets, so even tho...
by oliviamanda
Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: let the sugar fast begin
Replies: 8
Views: 7562

Sugar is my downfall, too. If I break my S day it's always going to be a sweet. Recently if was my mom's birthday. I took her out to dinner. As it was considered a special occasion, I did partake of the break basket, eat a salad as an appetizer that came with my meal, then ate 1/2 the meal, I was ac...
by oliviamanda
Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Another S
Replies: 4
Views: 4773

I agree. If I ate dinner at 5-7, and I stayed up til after 10, then I might start getting hungry. I think that I could allow a fourth mini-meal, but I really don't want that. On average, I eat dinner within 1-2 hours of going to bed. I'd like to change that, but it's been my habit forever.
by oliviamanda
Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 1000 day challenge has begun!
Replies: 4
Views: 5144

Best of luck to you. Today we started a Biggest Loser type competition at work, although there are no prizes except for the gratification of losing weight. I actually started back on No S over the past 2 weeks, so I felt ahead of myself as I have already lost weight and today is the official start. ...
by oliviamanda
Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Summer Experiment is Over
Replies: 4
Views: 4688

My summer experiment (unintentionally) was going back to eating sweets. Whether it was having a peanut butter cup or two or three a day or some ice cream every other night...and not keeping up on working out beyond some long walks here and there. Lesson learned. I just completed my first 5 N days in...
by oliviamanda
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Another S
Replies: 4
Views: 4773

Another S

I just thought of (and I'm sure it's been mentioned before)... of another S.

My eating problems are not snacking or seconds. They are saying no to daily sweets that are constantly crossing my path and Super late dinners.
by oliviamanda
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No Caffeine
Replies: 20
Views: 13194

Thanks!
by oliviamanda
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No Caffeine
Replies: 20
Views: 13194

I've quit coffee before (regualar and decaf). I've just done decaf and I've just done regular. Most recently when my weight started to climb... I've regrouped, got back on No S proper and quit all coffee. I have endured a few headaches as I am still just quitting since Sunday (oh, just 4 days now), ...
by oliviamanda
Mon May 07, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Weight loss with Organic Food
Replies: 14
Views: 21742

I would like to think this is true. We try to buy organic produce to use in our juicer. Recently, we have been shopping at Whole Foods and trying to buy organic whever possible. Organic is getting more readily available, which is good. It is probable that a key reason people are overweight because o...
by oliviamanda
Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: HabitCal bracelet
Replies: 11
Views: 17040

Thanks! You know, a black white and red bracelet would be a great No-S reminder as well. Reinhard... glad you like the inspiration... thank you for sharing your wonderful diet and creating this network, which I always feel I am part of a global family!
by oliviamanda
Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: HabitCal bracelet
Replies: 11
Views: 17040

I did my first craft show and sold my HabitCal bracelet!!! To someone who doen't even know about No S. Maybe green and yellow are just a positive thing! She thought it was cool and unusual.
by oliviamanda
Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: HabitCal bracelet
Replies: 11
Views: 17040

How is etsy working for you? I have an account, just not ready to make the jump... can't wait to see your page.
by oliviamanda
Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: HabitCal bracelet
Replies: 11
Views: 17040

HabitCal bracelet

I made a HabitCal bracelet... check it out at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=hp#!/photo.php?fbid=266848120015616&set=a.225846360782459.64327.225837264116702&type=1&theater or go to Liv Smith Designs on Facebook and look at Photos - Bracelets. You do not have to be a member of Facebook to view ...
by oliviamanda
Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Your Thoughts on CoffeeMate and Bars...
Replies: 12
Views: 9606

I never use that creamer unless I have no other choice. I read one time how bad it is for you, apparently it is full of hydrogenated oil (trans-fats). Maybe you could use real half and half and put a small amount of the coffee mate in for flavor? A teaspoon is a serving, so it would have to be less ...
by oliviamanda
Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This is why I cook from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 13043

Cook your kids soup from scratch, too.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44600724/ns ... ns_health/
by oliviamanda
Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This is why I cook from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 13043

Thanks for sharing. Makes me happy to be vegetarian... will look out for fake berries and wood pulp in my food... : (
by oliviamanda
Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Starting a Business
Replies: 0
Views: 4695

Starting a Business

Hello fellow No-S -ers! I am trying to start a small business. I make handmade jewelry and sell it online. I have a facebook page where I have photos of some of the items I've made. Please "like" the page if you do and spread the word, I need all the support I can get! I really appreciate all of you...
by oliviamanda
Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: gained five pounds
Replies: 9
Views: 7932

Sometimes you just go up and down. I gained a few lbs over the last week and I was really bummed about it... but it was a combination of things, and I know where I "failed" and I understand that the human body is going to respond differently to different food, drink, and excercise... individually or...
by oliviamanda
Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A lesson at the Chinese buffet..
Replies: 15
Views: 11256

Shame your friends were giving you a hard time about not partaking in the sweets. I definitely feel at times where I make up my mind to not have sweets that I am being pressured or made to feel bad if I don't have the almight sugar. Stick to your guns and learn from your mistakes. I try to avoid Chi...
by oliviamanda
Wed May 25, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: N Day Triumphs
Replies: 11
Views: 9667

GrammyG, yes, I changed my avatar. I was tired of looking at the old one. The current one is actually another bath product (the former avatar has long been discontinued). http://www.lushusa.com/shop/products/bath-shower/bath-bombs/mrs-whippy I try to not reward myself with desserts, but fun bath pro...
by oliviamanda
Tue May 24, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: N Day Triumphs
Replies: 11
Views: 9667

N Day Triumphs

This morning, I skipped my usual oatmeal or hot cereal and decided that since I was late to work I'd stop to get a bagel and cream cheese from Dunkin Donuts. I also got an egg and cheese wake-up wrap (I wanted the protein). After being given two bags from the drive-thru (I thought one was the bagel,...
by oliviamanda
Tue May 24, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back again, hoping to stop the insanity
Replies: 15
Views: 10726

Glad you are back! Stay positive. I find keeping a food journal (not counting calories, just a more detailed HabitCal) and using a pedometer (making a minimum daily steps and increasing it in small amounts over time) are the most helpful in my weight loss. I don't find this to be time consuming, bec...
by oliviamanda
Wed May 11, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Snack Compromise
Replies: 6
Views: 5993

I have a protein shake from time to time after a gym workout if it's in the middle of the morning or afternoon... not close to a mealtime. I use skim milk and add some protein powder. I don't beat myself up about it thinking is this a snack or a sweet (because it is chocolate flavored). It's not eve...
by oliviamanda
Wed May 11, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm Still Around!
Replies: 5
Views: 5038

Good luck! Glad you are back on here. Hope your health improves.
by oliviamanda
Wed May 11, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: new to no s and feeling guilty about eating carbs
Replies: 26
Views: 14697

Sarah, I am exactly where you are as far as your numbers... I am the same height and weight and have the same goal. You can do it on No S. I don't count carbs, yet I don't purposely load up on them either. I have a bad tendancy of very late dinners and I try not to have too much carbs late at night,...
by oliviamanda
Mon May 09, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Replies: 23
Views: 13776

My mum is from England and we always got excited growing up to have foods we got from an "English" shop, which were mostly all different kinds of meat pies or sausage pies... it had to involve puff pastry and I do believe that everything tastes even better in puff pastry. Sometimes we'd have "real" ...
by oliviamanda
Fri May 06, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: What Gets You To Walking?
Replies: 17
Views: 29607

My pedometer. My minimum goal for my pedometer, which right now is 7,000 steps a day vs. the 5,000 I started with. I usually go a few thousand over the minimum, but there is nothing like getting started and seeing the numbers go up. Plus, it is definitely paying off. I am losing weight since I've be...
by oliviamanda
Fri May 06, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ketchup a sweet?
Replies: 12
Views: 8720

I try to buy the organic or hfcs-free ketchup at home and really hate to eat the packets or regular stuff when I'm out. I do not think of it as a sweet, but personally, I am going to eat more fries if there is ketchup to dip them into vs no ketchup. That being said... I try to stay away from ketchup...
by oliviamanda
Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I actually threw it away!
Replies: 12
Views: 9177

I used to feel pressured at work. The funny thing is I work closely with three other women and when there are desserts, the three of them usually do not partake, which makes it easier for me. One just doesn't ever, the second has a nut allergey and lots of sweets may have nuts in them, and the third...
by oliviamanda
Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: iPod pedometer
Replies: 6
Views: 11739

iPod pedometer

The weather is getting nice and I am starting to finally feel like an urban ranger. I discovered that not only can I use my pedometer on my ipod Nano, but when I sync it to my computer's itunes, I can send the info to nike and it tracks my progress (my pedometer steps), and puts it into this cool ga...
by oliviamanda
Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: I'd love to be an Urban Ranger...
Replies: 18
Views: 28283

The Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds series is great. My mother-in-law does a 2 mile walk every morning, and she is losing weight. I would also suggest getting a pedometer and maybe going to the nearest indoor mall (most have a mall-walkers club), or maybe even a store like Home Depot or Sam's Cl...
by oliviamanda
Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: LUNCH!
Replies: 12
Views: 9232

Lunch as of late has been salads. I usually have a thing of lettuce and an english seedless cucumber in the refrigerator at work. Then I add some tuna, egg, and a little pasta, maybe some strawberries... and some shredded cheese or goat cheese, and my favorite dressing... Then I put this dried fruit...
by oliviamanda
Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: don't get too smug!!
Replies: 11
Views: 8262

Mbell, have you been doing No S longer than the 2 months you have a been a member of the message boards? I waited six months of doing No S before joining to tell "everyone" of my wonderful success. In that time, I did lose a lot of weight. I steadily lost and kept my weight down. I was thrilled! Thi...
by oliviamanda
Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: French Fries
Replies: 10
Views: 7302

Old Bay doesn't actually contain any shellfish, it's just often used to season them. It's certified kosher, and shellfish aren't kosher. Of course, your husband could have a food aversion to Old Bay, in which case it wouldn't actually matter if the Old Bay was what made him sick or not, just whethe...
by oliviamanda
Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: French Fries
Replies: 10
Views: 7302

French Fries

Recently I was in the supermarket and looking at the fries. I like waffle fries, and picked up a new one out that was seasoned. I decided to check the ingredients because my husband doesn't like Old Bay because he is allergic to shellfish and he just has an aversion to it. I found out that it contai...
by oliviamanda
Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: question for seasoned parents (no not OT)
Replies: 21
Views: 15397

My 3-year old is a very picky eater. It is only now that he is eating a pb sandwich and it has to be on the very thin bread. But up until now he's exclusively eaten snacks and cereals and fruit. I have been buying him fruit snacks and am officially going to stop. First, now I buy them and he doesn't...
by oliviamanda
Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oatmeal, revisited
Replies: 52
Views: 33129

Thanks for posting the article about McDonald's oatmeal, BlueBunny77! I know a friend that gets it constantly. The article states: The aspect one cannot argue is nutrition: Incredibly, the McDonald’s product contains more sugar than a Snickers bar and only 10 fewer calories than a McDonald’s che...
by oliviamanda
Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No-S during Pregnancy? Long, sorry.
Replies: 32
Views: 24319

Welcome! I think you can certainly do No S diet while pregnant. I wish I had stuck to it, as it seems that the weight did not come off easily. I have heard many ladies that were heavier and had weight to lose, to actually go down in weight during pregnancy. I think if you eat well and try to stay ac...
by oliviamanda
Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Beginner Question
Replies: 7
Views: 6268

I always found I was most successful when I logged my progress. When I would gain weight or not lose when I thought I should, I could always refer to the journal and see where the problem was. I have not food journaled in awhile, but I am back to it this month after a very long plateau.
by oliviamanda
Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weight Watchers called me and I said...
Replies: 12
Views: 6727

That's great!

Weight loss shouldn't be so complicated.
by oliviamanda
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 1st S Day Apprehension
Replies: 14
Views: 9235

In the beginning, I was able to control myself on S days because I found that after not having the "kryptonite" all week, that it actually tasted a little too sweet for me and I could stop after a bite or two or a few. I also was losing weight rapidly and I felt that I didn't want to hinder it by lo...
by oliviamanda
Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do you overcome screw-ups?
Replies: 18
Views: 12049

I am reminded of a conversation that I had with a co-worker today. She is overweight and admits she needs to lose weight, but there is no way she is going to do it until after the holidays. Meanwhile, she just made tons of Christmas cookies and cannot stop eating them. Although I have found it diffi...
by oliviamanda
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Cookies
Replies: 3
Views: 3299

Christmas Cookies

Came into work today and my co-worker has Christmas cookies for me already!!! It's not even December. Now, I just have to get them home and either give them to my husband or freeze them for another time. My sister-in-law handed me tins I gave her last year that she wants me to refill with the Christ...
by oliviamanda
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: exercise
Replies: 22
Views: 11739

The gym I go to is RetroFitness... it's $20 a month. So, I guess they can't pay instructors charging those rates. : )
by oliviamanda
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just for December
Replies: 56
Views: 23305

I'm in!
by oliviamanda
Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do you survive the eating season?
Replies: 19
Views: 11955

I know this sounds goofy, but I went to a hypnosis group thing for weight loss a few years back and I remember being told to imagine the certain foods as really unappetizing, dripping with animal fat and rotting, etc. So, maybe when I'm faced with like 3 or more dessert choices, I will keep in mind ...
by oliviamanda
Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: exercise
Replies: 22
Views: 11739

I enjoyed going to classes, but the new gym I joined does not offer any, but they do have a movie theater with all different types of cardio machines... it's great! Then the ones in the actual gym also have tv screens and ipod hookups.
by oliviamanda
Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: exercise
Replies: 22
Views: 11739

I guess I would like to know what kinds of exercise do you LIKE to do and for how long at at time.
by oliviamanda
Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 12
Views: 8431

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Savor every bite!!!
by oliviamanda
Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: exercise
Replies: 22
Views: 11739

exercise

I go to the gym 3-4 times a week and do cardio. I started doing pilates and resistance cord workouts at home from dvd. I also keep a kettlebell at the office and use a heavier one at the gym. I walk as much as I can. I researched videos and heard that the 30-day shred by jillian michaels was the bes...
by oliviamanda
Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dreaded Plateau
Replies: 6
Views: 4658

Thanks everyone. The truth is I do not eat a lot. Cutting down my food is not an option because I feel like I do not eat enough. I follow No S and usually I don't pile my plate up or have seconds. I do eat at all different times... sometimes very late. I am 5'6" and weigh 162. Previously before baby...
by oliviamanda
Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dreaded Plateau
Replies: 6
Views: 4658

Dreaded Plateau

So, I have been doing exercise regularly for about a year. I just got a fitness evalation that unkindly told me that my body fat is 33%. What's the problem? Too much cardio, not enough strength training, not eating enough, skipping meals... not snacking on healthy stuff like nuts and fruit and prote...
by oliviamanda
Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just a Test
Replies: 4
Views: 4388

Just a Test

I strayed for a week and did an experiment... Slim Fast shakes and Zone bars... big mistake. It goes against the No S principles... I just did it out of sort of convenience... and lo and behold I actually gained weight. I love chocolate, but I was all chocolated out (and from not-so-great tasting ch...
by oliviamanda
Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Gahh Need encouragement...
Replies: 3
Views: 3552

Sometimes having sweets causes a chain reaction, you continuously crave them. So, I say death to the sweet tooth! Keeping N days helps to curb that desire. But if you give in... look where it can get you. My advice would be to have cold drinks available and stay hydrated. Have ice water with some ju...
by oliviamanda
Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Exercise videos question
Replies: 21
Views: 13192

I have heard that Jillian Michael's 30-day shred it one of the best videos and it is only $9 at Walmart. I am also a fan of the WATP and any Turbo Jam video (not sold in stores unfortunately). If you have a Wii... then Gold's Gym Cardio Boxing is the best. It's fun and you work up a great sweat and ...
by oliviamanda
Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "How John Goodman lost 100 pounds"
Replies: 9
Views: 10438

I was glad to read this as I've always liked John Goodman. I think the greatest thing I can get out of this is that he was 375 lbs and he finally took an interest in himself and got himself clean and used his money to do what it took to help him become healthier. My husband is a recovering alcoholic...
by oliviamanda
Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Walk away the Pounds/dealing with depression
Replies: 15
Views: 10090

You have such a great attitude! I did the walking tapes for awhile and my mother-in-law has lots of them and does them when the weather is bad or she can't get to tai chi or aquasize. I think you are on the right track. Good luck!
by oliviamanda
Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Incredible Success!
Replies: 21
Views: 17762

Your story is so motivating! I am so happy for you.
by oliviamanda
Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Have put on weight...
Replies: 12
Views: 7874

Turbo Jam is great! I only have Lower Ab Jam on DVD, and two on VHS. They are the best videos! My mother-in-law loves Walk Away the Pounds. I used to do that, but I go to a gym now and I take walks outdoors. Don't be discouraged by gaining one pound. Just think of all the stuff you'd be eating if yo...
by oliviamanda
Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: commit to one month
Replies: 10
Views: 8035

I agree with wosnes. As soon as I read the original post, I was thinking, one month is what'll take just to get in the groove. Personally, I use No S as a framework for my eating, but I know I need to move also in order to burn the calories and lose weight. Good luck!
by oliviamanda
Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Restarting
Replies: 5
Views: 5211

Luck! Welcome back!
by oliviamanda
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: weight gain over the weekend.
Replies: 4
Views: 3387

Gaining weight after the weekend has always frustrated me. Now it is the summer and I foresee icecream will be introduced into the weekend. I try to stay active on the weekend... going to a Saturday morning gym class or taking walks, swimming in the pool, etc. In my early days of No S, I found that ...
by oliviamanda
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My before and after pictures. :-)
Replies: 17
Views: 11287

You are so inspiring! Congratualtions on your success.
by oliviamanda
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Bad Habits for Biggest Losers?
Replies: 2
Views: 2583

Thanks for posting this. This woman should be applauded for speaking out.
by oliviamanda
Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do I stop myself from getting BORED?
Replies: 16
Views: 10773

I don't usually cook. I'm starting to pick up on things I buy out at restaurants and make them at home. I purchased two really cool containers from Target. One is a salad bowl with a sealed cup on the top for your dressing and even a plastic fork and holder. The other is a 3-sectioned container with...
by oliviamanda
Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anticipating Failure
Replies: 11
Views: 6665

I agree with oolala53. I don't think you need to change your plate size. If you have a smaller plate then you are restricing yourself. Do you think you will remain full and not want to break your N day if you have a smaller plate? You may be gaining weight from your red days and S-days, most likely ...
by oliviamanda
Fri May 28, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Finally losing, but still frustrated
Replies: 11
Views: 8076

I have been doing No S with exercise. I am getting leaner, the scale is really not budging very much. We need to stop looking at the numbers (I am trying to convince myself of this, too). If I was NOT doing No S, then I would be heavier for all the S's I would indulge in every single day. I know we ...
by oliviamanda
Tue May 11, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diabetes?
Replies: 4
Views: 4921

Thanks for the link, it's really interesting. She doesn't have to take insulin, she just has to alter her diet. Eat 3 meals and 2 "snack" meals to regulate her blood sugar.
by oliviamanda
Tue May 11, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diabetes?
Replies: 4
Views: 4921

Diabetes?

Just wanted to find out some information. My mother-in-law has just been diagnosed with the early stages of Type 2 Diabetes. I haven't been able to convert her to No S mainly because she has to snack. Fortunately, she eats only fruits and nuts as snacks, but now with her diagnosis she really has to ...
by oliviamanda
Mon May 10, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How old are you? (anonymous option)
Replies: 34
Views: 16027

I'm 34. I was a very boney child, a thin adolescent, then I met my husband in my early 20's and gained lots of weight due to my changes in diet and exercise. I tried No S in 2006 and successfully lost all the weight I wanted to. I came to a point where I was in a work environment that I could not ma...
by oliviamanda
Fri May 07, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Atlantic- Beating Obesity
Replies: 27
Views: 12141

If we know the food industry is making products that are making us fat and unhealthy and we also know that portion sizes are too large, then it's our responsibility to stop supporting the food industry and reduce the portions -- or stop patronizing the places that serve huge portions. We "vote" wit...
by oliviamanda
Fri May 07, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oops! Isn't every day one of these?
Replies: 1
Views: 2119

I don't find No S to be dangerous at all. I do agree that we need to find body acceptance. I am victim to this. It gets confusing because even though I look alright, my bmi is classified as overweight (slightly) and I am 26 lbs away from where I would like to be. I know some of those extra lbs are m...
by oliviamanda
Thu May 06, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Atlantic- Beating Obesity
Replies: 27
Views: 12141

Keeping us overweight and unhealthy is big business. Getting us on the road to recovery is also big business. Addictive food enhancers gets you coming back time after time to buy the food that disrupts your body. Big business doesn't care about the cancer victims, the overweight, the alcoholics. We ...
by oliviamanda
Tue May 04, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A Freak No More
Replies: 39
Views: 16109

I agree! As we all know this weight loss thing can be really tough at times. I pat myself on the back for my willpower to not eat that way. I know what is going to happen if I eat too much poor quality food too often and I am fighting against it. It's not okay with me to harm my body eating the proc...
by oliviamanda
Tue May 04, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A Freak No More
Replies: 39
Views: 16109

Weight stigma is definitely an issue. A "freak" could surely be a person that is too thin.
by oliviamanda
Mon May 03, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Have To
Replies: 1
Views: 1916

I had a light S day on Saturday... I almost went through the day with No sweet, but then I went to my mom's and had some cake. But no big deal. But yesterday I had gone to the bakery and took a few bites of a danish and brownie and wrapped the rest up for later or to just let my husband eat. Then I ...
by oliviamanda
Mon May 03, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A Freak No More
Replies: 39
Views: 16109

It is getting very common to see people that are very overweight. I am having a tough time watching someone I work with struggle with food addiction. This person apparently lost a lot of weight through diet and exercise, but now is back to the old habits and is gaining back the weight and a lot more...
by oliviamanda
Mon May 03, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * Team Vanilla * * for May
Replies: 65
Views: 25874

I'm in! May 1 - S Day May 2 - S Day May 3 - :wink: May 4 - :wink: May 5 - S Day (for lunchtime only. Big annual party @work) May 6 - :wink: May 7 - :oops: Sometimes on Fridays, I start my weekend early and I did. I had a very small amount of danish and 1/4 dessert muffin. But I still have to mention...
by oliviamanda
Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New here - First Post - Completed First 21 Days
Replies: 6
Views: 4935

Welcome! Your first month is truly inspirational!
by oliviamanda
Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Reinhard's Alter Ego?
Replies: 1
Views: 4804

That's pretty cool!
by oliviamanda
Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: where does tea and coffee fit?
Replies: 2
Views: 2725

Tea and coffee are fine, just watch out for the tea biscuits!
by oliviamanda
Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why Diet Anyway?
Replies: 10
Views: 7163

Like Swarah, I was a very thin child and young adult. I was unhappy with my frame then. But for the many reasons why I gained a substantal amount of weight in my 20's and 30's, I have gained too much for my satisfaction. I want to undo what I've done to myself to a point of being "comfortable" with ...
by oliviamanda
Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Julia Child
Replies: 10
Views: 12248

Someone at work gave me the Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and I have to say that 1) it's too advanced for me and 2) since I don't eat meat I can't make most of the recipes! But I love Julia Child and I'm sure the other cookbooks of hers that are suggested would be much better!
by oliviamanda
Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Throwing in the towel...
Replies: 6
Views: 4773

Be relieved that you can let go and not be obsessed with your body weight. Your body is your own and be proud of it. Take care of it and show it off. If you lose weight, great! If you gain a little, oh well! If you are eating well and moving about, what more can you do? Keep your chin up! Also remem...
by oliviamanda
Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eliminating a non-sweet food from N days.
Replies: 6
Views: 4635

Have your walnuts with your meals and dont' think about it. No calorie counting here, just keep it simple! :wink:
by oliviamanda
Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diary?
Replies: 6
Views: 4411

I used to keep a food journal that tracked my food intake, weight, water intake, and exercise. I found that it helped me a lot, especially seeing my eating trends. Now I just keep an exercise journal and have a habitcal for No S and Exercise.
by oliviamanda
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tough Being a Parent
Replies: 4
Views: 3909

Tough Being a Parent

I have a little one who is a super picky eater. Basically he eats only crunchy things like cereal and crackers and fruit. Therefore, I am always giving him different cereals and in doing so, pieces find their way to my mouth! Most of the time I can control myself, I just see red (for my habitcal) wh...
by oliviamanda
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does sugary cereal count as an S?
Replies: 7
Views: 6423

Also you might want to consider the serving size on the box. To have a full-bowl of cereal varies on your bowl size and if you are considering the cereal to be your plateful, then you could go crazy. I'm always suprised when I measure out the serving size suggested on the box. 1/2 cup, 3/4 cup, what...
by oliviamanda
Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does sugary cereal count as an S?
Replies: 7
Views: 6423

If it tastes like a sweet then it's a sweet. I would make it an S. There are tons of cereals that are not sugary. Why not give them a try and add some fresh fruit to sweeten it up?
by oliviamanda
Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Slim Fast's new slogan
Replies: 3
Views: 8769

I, too, am watching Jamie Oliver. I saw the ad for Slim Fast where this comedienne jokes about taking diet pills and their side effects... why go through that when you can have a slim fast! Yeah, it's a shame that this company has to be a sponsor. I used to drink them because I used to not eat break...
by oliviamanda
Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Scale/body hatred!
Replies: 9
Views: 7259

Well, you need to give No S a real chance, which means sticking with it for a few months. For some people it works overnight, but others it takes time. It's not rapid weight loss. Maybe you should have your body fat percentage taken and you might be suprised that you actually have muscle. I have bee...
by oliviamanda
Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How much do you drink?
Replies: 13
Views: 8661

For a long time I drank very little water. I purchased a 24 oz. metal water bottle that I keep at work and through the work day I fill it up 2-3 times. I also have 1-2 cups of tea occasionally. At home I drink some seltzer and juice. I feel much better now that I am hydrating mostly with water. Some...