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by Andie
Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: You Can't Eat and Knit: Thoughts on Displacement Activity
Replies: 11
Views: 12313

I'm enjoying my adult colouring books I got for christmas, it's good for stress relief as well. I (like you farmerhal) am trying to find coping mechanisms for stress other than my previous go to: food. I feel like I am more productive when I'm not snacking in general, as I used to also use it for pr...
by Andie
Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andie's Check In
Replies: 8
Views: 7533

Thanks Queenie! Today was a success, Muesli, banana and kefir for breakfast, soup plus a small cold plate of veggies/cottage cheese/turkey for lunch, chicken curry and a banana with peanut butter for dinner. I went to zumba at 6, so I had 7 hours between lunch and supper.. I was worried it would aff...
by Andie
Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andie's Check In
Replies: 8
Views: 7533

Resurrecting my old check in thread- I've been trying to get back on track for months and failing. I wish it was as easy to build up habits as it is to go back to old ones :(.
Breakfast- Muesli with Kefir and Coffee
by Andie
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New kid.....
Replies: 11
Views: 8960

Welcome! I find this plan much easier to stick to long term than anything else I've ever done :).
by Andie
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: back in the 130's
Replies: 7
Views: 11527

Wow, great job! I have two kids under 5, and I can't imagine having 4! You definately do have quite the workout routine :) .
by Andie
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 15 pounds - broke the 200 lb barrier :)
Replies: 8
Views: 12235

Congratulations on your success and your healthier attitude about food! I like the way you word it, "enjoy the food, not the act of eating". Definately an "aha" statement. Thanks for sharing!
by Andie
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Need Encouragement!
Replies: 11
Views: 9310

I know you you feel Megan, I've also been struggling with maintaining my S-Day habits since I went back to work last December after being on maternity leave for a year. I also have a stressfull job. I've had a regain of about 9 pounds, but am slowly losing it again. Don't stop trying. Do you feel le...
by Andie
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andie's Check In
Replies: 8
Views: 7533

last week was my son's birthday, so had an extra s day, (wednesday). I had a minor red day on thursday, and a major red day on friday. The weekend included a lot of cake, and I did do some solitary snacking in the car on friday. This has to stop! Time to start getting serious about these simple rule...
by Andie
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andie's Check In
Replies: 8
Views: 7533

Success today! Three meals on a plate :)
by Andie
Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andie's Check In
Replies: 8
Views: 7533

I did okay for the rest of the week, except for last night when I snacked on some chips that were left over from our BBQ dinner at night, not very many, but I didn't need them, and I didn't need the red day. Still struggling with putting all of my food on a plate and sitting down before I start to e...
by Andie
Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andie's Check In
Replies: 8
Views: 7533

Thanks snapdragon! Yesterday the third was a success!
by Andie
Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andie's Check In
Replies: 8
Views: 7533

Andie's Check In

After a little gain, and a couple of months of having habits sliding, ready to re-commit and starting a check in thread to help keep me accountable. I've been doing No s for over a year and have lost about 35 pounds, but have stalled for the last 6 months (and gained back almost 10 after 2 months of...
by Andie
Sat May 05, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Lattes..
Replies: 5
Views: 4884

Now that you've described how you make them, I really don't think that they should be a problem at all. Milk is allowed on the diet between meals anyway (especially if you're hungry and need to postpone a meal!) and that's basically the only caloric thing in your latte.
by Andie
Sat May 05, 2012 6:04 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Andie's Check In: 35 pounds so far...
Replies: 5
Views: 9665

Andie's Check In: 35 pounds so far...

The Background: I'm 29 years old (female), I'm 5'3", and when I became pregnant with my second child two years ago I weighed 215 lbs, which was my highest non-pregnant weight. I have been overweight to obese for most of my life, and have lost weight short term in the past by counting calories. I ha...
by Andie
Fri May 04, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newby Help -I work shifts
Replies: 9
Views: 6577

Welcome! I work shifts and No S works for me. I work twelve hour shifts from 8am to 8pm, two days, two nights, five off. I still keep my S days on Saturday and Sunday, because my family is on a regular schedule. For me, day shifts were not a problem, but I had to come up with a specific plan that I ...
by Andie
Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Night shifts...
Replies: 14
Views: 11575

Thanks for the link, I'll try these!
by Andie
Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Night shifts...
Replies: 14
Views: 11575

update

Well, I've been back to work for about a month and a half, and I haven't had a green night shift yet. I find it harder to eat a big meal in the middle of the night, it doesn't sit well in my stomach. And once the sun comes up in the morning, I'm ravenous! When I get home I feel like inhaling the con...
by Andie
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #40: No Solitary Snacking -- even on S-days
Replies: 5
Views: 11487

Thanks for this! I really love your podcasts, I'm an auditory learner :) . I am definately adopting this mod.
by Andie
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Update
Replies: 4
Views: 5665

Welcome back!
by Andie
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Christmas challenge and beyond.....
Replies: 26
Views: 19077

I appreciate your opinion, but I as well have to disagree with some of what you said. To me, the point of no S is to moderate eating in a healthy/minimally restrictive way to control weight. In my opinion no one is obese because of christmas dinner and a few christmas cookies. If we are in the habit...
by Andie
Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Let's throw a party!
Replies: 15
Views: 19925

Congratulations! Thats' awesome!
by Andie
Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ongoing support for S day wild ones
Replies: 129
Views: 66023

I'm popping my head into this thread for the first time, because I thought I would share how s days have finally started to moderate themselves for me. I used to have quite wild S days, but wasn't really worried about it because I was still losing weight at quite a steady pace. I've been on no S sin...
by Andie
Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Soup Recipes
Replies: 28
Views: 17743

Great thread! I eat a lot of soup. Yesterday I made French Canadian Pea soup: Boil a ham bone to make stock Soak a pound of dried yellow peas overnight Sautee in the bottom of a pot: A little oil, diced onion, diced celery, thyme, pepper, grated carrots, diced garlic. Add stock and peas, a couple of...
by Andie
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diet Soda
Replies: 17
Views: 12244

I used to do the same thing with diet pop. Every other time I've lost weight I would drink it daily as a "treat" I was allowed to have. Reinhard suggests making it an S, but I really would have a regular soda on an S day if that's what I want. I gave it up for a few months after I started the no s d...
by Andie
Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I am back...
Replies: 14
Views: 10385

Welcome back and get well soon!
by Andie
Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Night shifts...
Replies: 14
Views: 11575

I'm glad you brought this up, because I was going to myself. I'm also a nurse, I work 12 hour shifts from 8 to 8, two days, two nights, five off. I'm currently on maternity leave, and will be going back to work in about a month and a half. I haven't really done no s seriously while working shifts, I...
by Andie
Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This is Ridiculous
Replies: 20
Views: 15334

I have a 4 yr old and an 8 month old, so I get it! I have a real problem sticking to no s when I have nutella in the house. I don't keep it around, and i have to be careful with other easy to grab sweet type foods, such as chocolate chips, dried fruit, jam, honey, etc. I understand about the easy en...
by Andie
Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Things that you consider a "sweet"
Replies: 23
Views: 14192

It is a gray area, and you have to decide for yourself. You may want to allow these things for now until your weight loss plateaus, then consider re-classifying some of them. Personally for me: Mocha latte = sweet, latte with a couple of teaspoons of sugar would be okay. Home made muffin with fruit=...
by Andie
Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diet History, What's yours?
Replies: 19
Views: 12199

I was raised eating healthy meals, but also with a lot of "healthy snacks" and treats fairly often. I was overweight as a teenager (about 165lbs) and I went down to 135 a couple of times counting servings of different food groups. It worked well and is easier than counting calories, but it still was...
by Andie
Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What have you walked away from recently?
Replies: 10
Views: 7287

What wonderful successes everyone! I declined dessert at two dinners last week! One was with family, the other was with friends. I kind of did want a little both times, but because I'm really trying to have all green N days I refrained. Guess what? No one really cared! I was amazed. I just said, no ...
by Andie
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Partners' Participation
Replies: 19
Views: 13175

My husbands on board and has started adopting some of the habits (he now only drinks pop on the weekends) and he is slowly but steadily losing weight. He doesn't agree with the no snacks rule though, and he still has an apple or a piece of cheese as a snack mid morning and mid afternoon. He has more...
by Andie
Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Think they can tell? It was going to be a secret.
Replies: 30
Views: 17121

My family is on board, but my kids are little still. I think no s is a great way to model healthy eating for kids, as opposed to many other diets out there. I even started a weight loss group on facebook for my family members and a few close friends who are interested in trying to lose a few pounds,...
by Andie
Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Showdown at the Hometown Buffet
Replies: 10
Views: 8677

Wow that's great! I had a similar experience at a chinese food buffet this week (only one plate, half veggies, etc.), however I did sample some small dessert. Another reason why I love no s: dates are fun! I remember being on the south beach diet and going out with my husband, and feeling so deprive...
by Andie
Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Picky Eating... help!
Replies: 18
Views: 13280

Hi Katie, I think your habit cal culinary explorer sounds like a great idea! You're young still, don't worry too much about picky eating affecting your life. I was never really a picky eater, but there were some foods I didn't like and wouldn't eat until I was in my early 20's (asparagus, fish, seaf...
by Andie
Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dropped off a book at the doctor's office this morning
Replies: 9
Views: 8207

Great job! For those interested in spreading the word by leaving books in public places, check out www.bookcrossing.com. It's a book tracking site, really neat.
by Andie
Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reinhard tried to warn you re: diet soda!
Replies: 12
Views: 10660

I find diet pop really addictive. I started drinking it in high school, and consumed it very heavily (at least one can a day, maybe more) for the next ten years. I gave it up during both of my pregnancies, but started drinking it again after my first. It seems like I'm unable to just reduce my consu...
by Andie
Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating Away from Home Experience!
Replies: 11
Views: 9146

Hope things will start improving for your husband, best wishes to both of you! I didn't realize you guys had Tim Hortons down in New York, it's kind of a Canadian staple! As far as lunches and dinners go, Tim's actually isn't a bad place to eat as far as fast food goes. The soup and sandwiches are r...
by Andie
Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: trying to promote no s is not always easy
Replies: 16
Views: 12195

I try to "evangelize" too, but I usually get the same glazed over eyes response. Interestingly enough, the naturally thin people seem to get it more than overweight people do. I was at a function the other day, and was offered a cookie by the naturally thin coordinator, to which I replied "no thanks...
by Andie
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: good changes
Replies: 6
Views: 6195

Wow, that's great!
by Andie
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello from a Newbie ( in the UK)
Replies: 9
Views: 7828

Isn't the freedom feeling great :) , Welcome, on congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
by Andie
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hungry at Bed Time
Replies: 27
Views: 17089

If I'm really hungry, I have a glass of milk at bedtime. It's allowed on no s, and also somewhat rooted in culture, it seems. Most of the time I'm only slightly hungry though, and a nice cup of herbal tea will do.
by Andie
Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: don't read if you don't like talk of calories
Replies: 26
Views: 17810

Nicest and KCCC, I totally agree. Small changes are best, and progress is great. I guess I just meant that someone who eats super high calorie processed food three times a day is going to plateau at quite a high weight and not feel very well(unless they are a bike messanger!), and possibly suffer ne...
by Andie
Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: don't read if you don't like talk of calories
Replies: 26
Views: 17810

Obviously although this ridiculous high calorie breakfast would technically be allowed on no S, I think most people would not eat this everyday, especially when they're on no s and trying to meet their nutritional needs through 3 meals per day. I think no s works best for those non-obvious excesses ...
by Andie
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Intro and Pregnancy
Replies: 6
Views: 4661

Welcome and congratulations on the pregnancy! There's no reason why you couldn't follow no s while you're pregnant, it's a perfectly sensible plan. I personally didn't in the first half because I had quite bad morning sickness (I actually lost weight) during the first half, and then during the secon...
by Andie
Thu May 05, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Poll: What is/was your weakness- snacks, sweets, or seconds?
Replies: 12
Views: 8344

Snacks have always been my biggest problem, It's was habit of mine to permasnack all day if I'm home by myself, or if there is food out in the open at work. I used to alternate betweek sweets and salty (i.e.: a handflull of chocolate chips, then a handfull of crackers with cheese, etc.) I have never...
by Andie
Mon May 02, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 90 days of No S, Urban Ranger, Shovelglove?
Replies: 107
Views: 71983

Count me in! I'm ready to recommit as I've lapsed for a month and a bit and gained a little weight back. My Plan: Vanilla no s M W F 14 minutes of resistance Urban rangering daily for at least 14 mins, more if I can Starting today, May 2nd, to July 30th (90 Days) 05/02 success, 05/03 success, 05/04 ...
by Andie
Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: It is Time to Post
Replies: 7
Views: 11955

Wow! That's wonderful! Congratulations on your success and hard work :)
by Andie
Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Introduction and Hello!
Replies: 12
Views: 9607

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! :)
by Andie
Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Jaw surgery....soft/liquid diet for 6 weeks!
Replies: 13
Views: 18714

I had the exact same surgery you are having about 8 years ago. I don't think you should worry too much, and just focus on feeling better and are eating more food before you re-commit to No s. On a liquid diet you will most likely lose weight as it is very difficult to maintain adequate calories. I w...
by Andie
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Introduction and Hello!
Replies: 12
Views: 9607

Introduction and Hello!

Hello All, I've been lurking on the board for a while and wanted to introduce myself. I've known about no s for a while, and have been following it somewhat strictly since the end of January. I'm 28, and I just had my second child on January 7th. I am breastfeeding, so no s is a really great moderat...