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by NoelFigart
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Whats an S (Lighthearted Humor)
Replies: 2
Views: 1132

Whats an S (Lighthearted Humor)

My husband and I have done No-S for years but sometimes we get asked to explain our habits. He was out at a party with some friends at a noisy place. He decided long ago that alcohol was an S because of his taste in drinks. He loves the sweet girly drinks. Give him a Cosmo and he's a happy man. Anyw...
by NoelFigart
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: do you use supplements? which ones?
Replies: 27
Views: 14201

FWIW, I am not a big fan of supplementation except at medical advice. I do take a multivitamin as insurance, but I am not entirely sure I even need that.
by NoelFigart
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Check In
Replies: 30
Views: 9673

Monday

No-S
Breakfast: Two sausage links and two eggs
Lunch: Roast beef sandwich with lettuce and tomato, yogurt, chips
Dinner: Pasta with meat sauce

Steps
5313 Damn Pathetic

Glass Ceiling

One G&T
by NoelFigart
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Check In
Replies: 30
Views: 9673

Hey. As a matter of fact, I am not doing at all well on the No-S thing and I am taking this as a Sign to get my stuff together. (THanks!) I am a computer applications instructor, among other things, and have taken a contract to teach an electronic medical records system to a bunch of people who don'...
by NoelFigart
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Check In
Replies: 30
Views: 9673

Friday:

No-S I don't remember what I ate.

Steps: 11,453

Saturday:

No-S

Steps: 11,417

Sunday:

No-S

Steps: 11,704
by NoelFigart
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Having trouble dealing w/ friend's weightloss from surgery
Replies: 17
Views: 7386

Ahem... Golly... Do you think she cheated to "outrank" you in the Skinniness Competition? Or is it a virtue competition with the thin people being more virtuous if they starve themselves? I'm no fan of WLS, but golly... I'm trying not to be harsh here and it's hard. Being jealous of someone being so...
by NoelFigart
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Check In
Replies: 30
Views: 9673

Thursday:

No-S
Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, apple, and coffee
Lunch: Cranberry, apples, celery and walnuts on a greens bed with chicken and raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
Dinner: Ham, Macaroni, broccoli

Steps: 11,375
by NoelFigart
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Check In
Replies: 30
Views: 9673

Wednesday: No-S Breakfast: Porridge, dried blueberries, walnuts, sunflower seeds Lunch: Bento with two minibagels and mini cheeseburgers, broccoli florets, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and sliced strawberries Dinner: One bowl of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish. Yes, yes, I see you making a face and asking, "...
by NoelFigart
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Check In
Replies: 30
Views: 9673

The snack was it. I was more worried about the next day. Oh yesterday? Tuesday NO-S I don't remember what I ate yesterday, but I did have three meals, I didn't snack or have seconds. I think I had porridge for breakfast, some sort of chicken and onigiri bento and steak for dinner... Yeah, that's abo...
by NoelFigart
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Check In
Replies: 30
Views: 9673

Monday: No-S Breakfast: Bacon, Eggs, grapes Lunch: Ham, left-over macaroni and cheese, strawberries, broccoli and cucumbers. Dinner: Beef Stew, Salad Snack after dinner: Bread and butter. This is where I must avoid the "What the hell" effect. (Link is to Reinhard's podcast about it). Steps : 13,191
by NoelFigart
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Check In
Replies: 30
Views: 9673

Sunday

No-S

It was a holiday. I paid utterly no attention to when where or how I was eating. And yeah, totally had a lot of chocolate.

Steps: 11,737
by NoelFigart
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Daily modifications. What are your thoughts?
Replies: 7
Views: 3878

I believe there is a member that has a very small sweet every day as a mod and that seems to work for that person. FWIW, a Lindt chocolate truffle has about 95 calories. If that's enough to keep you from a binge, yes the caloric trade-off would work. While not mods biggest fan meeself, I do think th...
by NoelFigart
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Check In
Replies: 30
Views: 9673

Garmin Vivofit. I have a Garmin swim watch, so it's a way to track swimming and other things, so I am in the Garmin ecosystem pretty heavily. It's really a basic thing, tracking steps and sleep, but not much else. If you want a fitness device that tracks heart rate and things like that, there are ot...
by NoelFigart
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Check In
Replies: 30
Views: 9673

Saturday: No-S Breakfast: 2 coffee cake muffins, coffee Lunch: Omelette Dinner: Spaghetti Snacks: Tortilla, handful of sunflower seeds, ham wrap Steps: 12,633 Memo to me: The muffins were great, but sweets and a lot of coffee and no protein is bad if you're going to take a long walk several hours la...
by NoelFigart
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ari's Check-In
Replies: 72
Views: 10962

While a weight problem can be quite a visible thing, I am going to say here and now, that there are plenty of things one can do that DON'T show that would be significantly more deserving of shame than overeating.
by NoelFigart
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ari's Check-In
Replies: 72
Views: 10962

Sounds like you're having a rough time. I'm sorry.
by NoelFigart
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 240
Views: 100092

I left because habits were good and weight loss is mind-bendingly slow. Downward trend, which is great, but oh so slow. There wasn't much to talk about.

I came back because I had a Bad Thing happen in my life and I want to make sure I keep to good habits.
by NoelFigart
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Check In
Replies: 30
Views: 9673

Friday:

No-S

Breakfast: Bacon and eggs, coffee
Lunch: Bento with pork loin, sliced apples, sliced red peppers and onigiri
Dinner: Pizza

Steps: 11,237
by NoelFigart
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 156083

That is awesome. Very cool :) Sounds like you have a delightful kid.
by NoelFigart
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone only take one S day a week
Replies: 3
Views: 2732

I am one of those people who really pretty strongly believes in vanilla No-S. So, the rule is that I'm off the hook on S-days. In reality? (And keep in mind I've been NO-Sing for YEARS) It is not at all unusual for me to decide I don't want a sweet or a snack on one weekend day. I'm allowed to if I ...
by NoelFigart
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Check In
Replies: 30
Views: 9673

Thursday:

No-S

Breakfast: Steel cut oats, dried blueberries, sunflower seeds and walnuts
Morning coffee: Coffee and a coffee cake muffin
Lunch: Chef's Salad
Dinner: White chili


Steps: 11307
by NoelFigart
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Easter as S or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 4257

I'm sorry, I misunderstood. We never celebrated those days when I was a kid. If I got off work for the holiday, I'd consider it an S. I don't, so... I don't. If I were part of a tradition that was a big part of my traditional celebration, I would. For me, a lot of where I come from is "Did I grow up...
by NoelFigart
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Easter as S or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 4257

Uhhh... SUNDAY is an S day by the strict vanilla interpretation of No-S. So yeah, Easter is totally an S day.

FWIW, I'm an atheist, but I count cultural holidays as S days.

Seriously? If your problem is weekends and cultural holidays, you might not have the problem you think you do.
by NoelFigart
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Check In
Replies: 30
Views: 9673

Wednesday No-S Breakfast: Bacon, eggs and apple Lunch: Bento with ham and cheese wraps, orange bell peppers, cherry tomates and an apple. Dinner: Pasta and spaghetti sauce Steps : 11,962 Today is an S day. Well, an S event. I don't socialize a lot, so for me Socializing is very much an S. I had coff...
by NoelFigart
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: maryelle's daily checkin
Replies: 4
Views: 2541

It does sound like you're off to a great start.
by NoelFigart
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not losing
Replies: 7
Views: 4423

I am a short, middle-aged yo-yo dieter. The sweet spot for me to lose weight at anything but a glacial pace on No-S seems to be about an hour a day of exercise. But that's not as horrible as it might seem at first. I can do the whole hour at once, or I can break it up and that doesn't matter. So lot...
by NoelFigart
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Check In
Replies: 30
Views: 9673

Tuesday

No-S

Breakfast: Steel cut oats with sunflower seeds, dried blueberries and chopped walnuts
Lunch: Bento with meatballs, cherry tomatoes, yellow bell peppers, grapes and onigiri
Dinner: Pork loin with baked potato and broccoli

Steps: 11,636
by NoelFigart
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 77635

This month I have 2 extra S days. One being my birthday coming up and the other being Easter Sunday as I take my S days on Fri and Sat. I'm wondering if maybe I should just have my S days on Fri and Sun instead, or just stick with the usual S days and add the extra one on Sunday. You're doing fanta...
by NoelFigart
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Check In
Replies: 30
Views: 9673

Thanks guys. I appreciate your kindness. Monday No-S Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 slices of bacon, 1/2 apple, coffee Lunch: salad with chicken, cucumbers, celery, dried cranberries and walnuts with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Dinner: Chicken stir fry with broccoli, red pepper, carrots, onion...
by NoelFigart
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you associate certain foods with dieting?
Replies: 21
Views: 8474

For a very long time, I used to associate salads and apples with dieting. To cure my diet brain, I did wind up eating a lot of bento (Japanese lunch boxes. I have a hobby of making them. Don't laugh at me) with fresh cut up veggies for a while and ate a lot more strawberries than apples when I wante...
by NoelFigart
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Check In
Replies: 30
Views: 9673

Noel's Check In

Honestly, I'd been doing fine and not thinking too much about No-S, just kind of DOING it for a long time when I got slapped out of nowhere by Life. I became a grandmother (YA!) back at the end of last October then almost four months later, well, she died. I'm not going into details just because I d...
by NoelFigart
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Quick question
Replies: 5
Views: 3290

I wouldn't sweat it. The rule is "No sweets", but that's "sweets as in dessert type stuff." A small spoonful of honey is unlikely to break the bar on that. If you're having yogurt for breakfast or something, a little honey in it isn't enough to make a big difference. You just don't want a doughnut f...
by NoelFigart
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do you feel about hard liquors?
Replies: 2
Views: 2193

Well, moderation is needed here, too. I don't know if you've taken a look at the Glass Ceiling system, but basically it's that in a calendar day you can have X number of drinks (a drink being defined as a glass of beer, a glass of wine or a measured shot of hard liquor). X is usually below 2 or belo...
by NoelFigart
Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you eat at the same time every day?
Replies: 17
Views: 9765

I generally have breakfast at 7, lunch at noon and dinner at 5:30-6:00...

Works for me.

I go to bed early and get up early.
by NoelFigart
Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove for Girls?
Replies: 42
Views: 39335

I found out about Everyday Systems from an article Krista-Scott Dixon -- author of the women's weight-lifting site Stumptuous -- wrote linking to the concept of shovelglove. So, since I was coming from a weights background, yes, I've done shugging. I don't know much I used weighed. It was a mattock ...
by NoelFigart
Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The N day after the S day. Hard for you?
Replies: 8
Views: 4278

Yes it gets better. After a while you don't even think about it, but that genuinely takes time. The cool this is that it's easy to remind yourself that you're never more than five days from an S day. It can help. (I don't know if you've given birth, but I really do, no kidding, will tell myself that...
by NoelFigart
Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

It's a form of anesthesia. You're not actually under a general, where you need to be intubated or anything like that. In theory, you're able to respond to any directions that a medical care provider gives. But you don't remember the procedure at all. So this is how it worked for me: I was instructed...
by NoelFigart
Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

This has been an S week for me. I finally got an abscessed tooth taken care of. But as you can imagine, I've LOST weight even though I've eaten when and what I wanted to/could. For anyone who is afraid of the dentist, can I recommend Twilight sedation. It's expensive, but I'll never have serious den...
by NoelFigart
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: So I went way off the rails...
Replies: 10
Views: 4983

Re: So I went way off the rails...

then this one lady who saw I was eating the special dinner they had made for me (that was nice) said, "But I thought all vegetarians were skinny." Good for you for biting your tongue. I would have been tempted to say, "And I thought everyone who worked here had good judgement and intelligence." I w...
by NoelFigart
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Experiencing Insomnia
Replies: 4
Views: 2911

Yes, the evening hunger goes away. I eat dinner at 6pm and I eat breakfast around seven after a pretty hard-core workout. I have tea or maybe a glass of wine in the evenings, but other than that, I don't have anything. At first, I was very hungry. Some tips: When you start No-S, YES, you want to sta...
by NoelFigart
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Learning what I need
Replies: 3
Views: 2298

If you're eating three meals a day, and are doing a sandwich style lunch, yes breakfast probably needs to be pretty substantial! I find that what would be considered two servings of oatmeal with nuts and fruit is about right for breakfast for me. Or two eggs and two slices of bacon and an apple. Or ...
by NoelFigart
Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #48: The No S Diet Audiobook, Chapter 1 (Rough!)
Replies: 18
Views: 13762

Well, I've mentioned before that I would love for you to be the narrator for the No-S Diet audiobook. I'm going to be a customer no matter what, so... with that in mind, my feedback: The quality is okay, but if you can spring for a mike and record it using Audacity or something (Audacity is free and...
by NoelFigart
Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Counting Steps
Replies: 18
Views: 7482

For Urban Ranger, you count NUTTIN'. You just make a specific effort to walk as much as possible. I did Urban Ranger for a while. My cutoff was that if it was less than a mile to whereever I needed to go, I would walk. (This is going to show me as spoiled as all get out, by the way) I live: .25 mile...
by NoelFigart
Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

Wednesday No-S Breakfast: Bacon and Eggs Lunch: Quesadilla Dinner: Chicken and noodles. Swim 36:12 Today (Thursday) is an S-day for me. Sick is an S. I have an abscessed tooth. I did not swim. I am allowed to eat anything I want, but *wrygrin* with dental problems, no-one wants to eat much and no, ...
by NoelFigart
Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Counting Steps
Replies: 18
Views: 7482

Well, Urban Ranger (or some sort of exercise) is certainly encouraged in No-S. Light exercise does help me some, but not necessarily for weight loss. Mood improvement, better sleep, more energy to do my day, oh yeah. But for weight loss, it needs to be at a minimum a good brisk walk for an hour or s...
by NoelFigart
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: i just spent $37 to realize No S is the only way
Replies: 15
Views: 9056

Eh, don't feel badly about yourself. I am hoping that there's some quick cure that I am often a sucker for such things. Never mind that I know better, that I have been dieting since I was 12 (I'm 47) and the reality is that the only healthy thing for me to do is just eat my damn three meals a day, h...
by NoelFigart
Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

Tuesday No-S Breakfast: Bacon and Eggs Lunch: Cookies and a smoothie. I had agreed to try some cookies for a friend who wants to start a mail order business selling cookies. I chose to have these for lunch because I'd received them in the mail and did not want to wait until they were stale for the ...
by NoelFigart
Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

Monday No-S Breakfast: Egg and cheese omelette Lunch: Mexican chicken salad This was ultimately a mistake. You see, I know better than to eat something I know is not going to satisfy me or make me happy unless I'm going to be somewhere where I am going to be busy and have no choice. So, this would ...
by NoelFigart
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

Sunday No-S Good S-day Breakfast: Steel cut oatmeal Lunch: Quesadilla Snack: Square of dark chocolate. I was going to eat more, but you know when you eat something and it's tasty and just right? I'm trying to be better about that, so that I pay attention to my "satisfaction cues" as it were. If I h...
by NoelFigart
Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Guilt
Replies: 8
Views: 4229

Strawberryroan is right that a lot of people's S-days don't look a great deal different from their N-days. And certainly that's okay. I'm of the "It's appropriate to feast on traditional feast days" school. But we don't have feast days every weekend, do we? If Sunday dessert is a traditional thing f...
by NoelFigart
Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Guilt
Replies: 8
Views: 4229

Do you come from a history of a lot of dieting?

How old are you?
by NoelFigart
Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

Saturday No-S Good S-day Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Chicken noodle soup. I was going to have a salad, but it was cold and I wanted comfort food. So I thawed out about a quart of turkey stock, salted it a bit, tossed in some chopped onion, celery and carrots, then added sage and diced chicken ...
by NoelFigart
Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

FRiday

No-S

Breakfast: Egg n Cheese wrap, smoothie
Lunch:Baked potato and a peanut butter wrap. Don't judge me.
Dinner: Bowl of fiftten bean soup. Glass of wine.


Swim

1300 yards. 35:04 mins.
by NoelFigart
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: An interesting Artcile - Sugar Detox
Replies: 15
Views: 9212

Interesting.

While No-S doesn't require it, and I even think there are times that it's not the world's best idea, but I think that cooking from scratch can help with a lot of this.

I think if fruit is your biggest source of sugar, though, your problem isn't actually sugar consumption.
by NoelFigart
Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Insomnia and no s
Replies: 11
Views: 6197

I have problems with insomnia. The two things that help: Serious exercise. I don't mean like a "nice walk." I mean like red in the face and gasping for breath workout. If I'm not training for something specific, it is HIGHLY unlikely I'll do it because it ain't all that much fun. The other thing I d...
by NoelFigart
Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

Thursday No-S Breakfast: Egg n Cheese wrap, smoothie Lunch: Chicken and apple salad with cranberries and raspberry vinaigrette Snack: Gummy bears, and a bit of cinnamon toast Dinner: I was going to have Fifteen Bean Soup, but it's a hearty soup and wonder of wonders, the snack spoiled my dinner. I ...
by NoelFigart
Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

Wednesday

No-S

Breakfast: Egg n Cheese wrap, smoothie
Lunch: Caprese salad
Dinner: Curry (Boring, I know, but a normal sized crock pot makes enough for four people and there are only two in the house. I like not necessarily cooking EVERY day)


Swim

1300 yards. 34:51 mins.
by NoelFigart
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

Tuesday No-S Breakfast: Egg n Cheese wrap, smoothie Lunch: Salad with chicken and Caesar dressing Dinner: Curry Swim 1300 yards. 36:25 mins. Not my most brilliant swim ever. However, what's comforting to me is that I got in the water and swimmed what I planned to. That's green. And I know from expe...
by NoelFigart
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do you Avoid the What the Hell Effect?
Replies: 10
Views: 5443

Well in terms of my goals, my GOAL isn't movement . It's swim training because I'm going to be doing some events next summer that require that I am consistent in my swim training so that I don't get my fool self killed. (Swimming 6 miles in a New England lake at the beginning of the summer and then ...
by NoelFigart
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Allisonmeg Checks in
Replies: 151
Views: 61364

Oh man. I just saw this. I am so sorry you're going through this. Yes, sometimes routines can be helpful in times of stress, and that's not a bad thing. FWIW, if I know of many people who really find a lot of help in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness. Not just your daughter, but you and y...
by NoelFigart
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

Monday No-S Breakfast: Egg and cheese wrap, smoothie Lunch: Salad -- chicken, cranberry, walnut with apples and raspberry vinegrette dressing. This is a favorite. Dinner: Pizza Swim I am quite annoyed about it, but what I think my goal really needs to be is not to let a red (goodness, especially on...
by NoelFigart
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do you Avoid the What the Hell Effect?
Replies: 10
Views: 5443

How do you Avoid the What the Hell Effect?

I just had to mark today a red for swimming. Snow and shoveling meant no swimming. Now, I'm not excessively worried about it. It's one day, more or less. If it's just today and I'm green for the rest of the week, my habit is solid. But if I let it make it easier for me to talk myself into blowing of...
by NoelFigart
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

Sunday S-day Breakfast: Yogurt/berry smoothie Lunch: Ham and cheese wrap Snack: Peanut butter on tortilla as a wrap. Don't judge me. Love peanut butter. Dinner: Baked potato with cheese, black beans and corn with chili powder and garlic. This was actually a way to use up some leftover black beans a...
by NoelFigart
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I want to break the record player playing this broken record
Replies: 7
Views: 4242

You're allowed to eat food that tastes good. You don't have to eat salads all the time if you don't like them. You can follow No-S perfectly well and eat "unhealthy" food, but still keep a boundary around the quantity. Maybe you should for a little while. Give yourself permission to have a damn chee...
by NoelFigart
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: You Can't Eat and Knit: Thoughts on Displacement Activity
Replies: 11
Views: 6136

Jigsaw puzzles are a great way to hang out with family! I like that one.
by NoelFigart
Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

Friday No-S Breakfast: Egg and cheese wrap, smoothie Lunch: Chicken salad Dinner: Taco stew Swim 1250 33:09 So, a nice, solid week. It's actually Saturday evening right now. So far, this S-day hasn't been too excitiing. I had bacon and eggs for breakfast, snacked on a few dried apricots and had a l...
by NoelFigart
Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Science in Favor of S-Days
Replies: 2
Views: 2395

Science in Favor of S-Days

I'm reading a book call "The Willpower Instinct" (I think oolala took a class from the author and mentioned it in another thread) and this passage really jumped out at me: "Because self-control also demands high levels of energy, some scientists speculate that chronic self-control— like chronic stre...
by NoelFigart
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

Wednesday No-S Breakfast: Smoothie and a breakfast burrito Lunch: Proper caprese salad with fresh basil. Oh my.... Dinner: Pizza Swim 1250 yards in 33:25 Thursday No-S Breakfast: Smoothie and a breakfast burrito Lunch: Salad with chicken, apples, walnuts and cranberry with raspberry vinaigrette Din...
by NoelFigart
Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: You Can't Eat and Knit: Thoughts on Displacement Activity
Replies: 11
Views: 6136

Oolala, I won't say that my displacement activity is never playing the newest Artifex Mundi game, what wit lyin' bein' a sin and all...
by NoelFigart
Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

Tuesday

No-S

Breakfast: Smoothie and a breakfast burrito
Lunch: Caesar chicken salad.
Dinner: Spaghetti

Swim

1250 yards in 33:39
by NoelFigart
Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

Monday

No-S

Breakfast: Smoothie and a breakfast burrito
Lunch: Apple and chicken salad with walnuts and dried cranberries with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
Dinner: Chicken stir fry with broccoli, carrots and red peppers and rice

Swim

Yep, I did. 1250 yards in 33:25
by NoelFigart
Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

Saturday S-Day Breakfast: Porridge with butter and brown sugar Lunch: Quesadilla Supper: Curry and a gin and tonic. snack: handful of dried apricots and almonds before lunch because I'd waited too long and was getting dizzy. (That would have been a glass of juice or milk on an N day) Also nibbled a...
by NoelFigart
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 7-day Juice Challenge - anyone else done this with No S?
Replies: 7
Views: 3340

I guess I'm curious. Why do it?

I mean, don't get me wrong, if you look at my check ins, I totally have a smoothie with breakfast pretty frequently. But what are you getting out of it?
by NoelFigart
Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My Diet is Better Than Yours
Replies: 10
Views: 6316

No, it really doesn't. It won't get fast results, so won't be dramatic and cool.

This Hunger Games nonsense should go away, anyway. "Reality TV" is eroding our intelligent judgement.
by NoelFigart
Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

Saturday

S-Day

Breakfast: Bacon and Eggs
Lunch: Pizza
Supper: Apple with some peanut butter

Lunch and dinner were substantial enough that the little snack was really all I wanted. I'd've skipped entirely, but didn't want to wake up chewing the pillow or something.
by NoelFigart
Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do S days throw you off?
Replies: 19
Views: 9546

I think, for the most part, S days should be utterly off the hook for the first few months. I cannot encourage you enough to look up the Phases of No-S . She is sooo right. I'd even go so far as to say for many people who've done a lot of dieting, really getting the habits of No-S down requires year...
by NoelFigart
Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: You Can't Eat and Knit: Thoughts on Displacement Activity
Replies: 11
Views: 6136

You Can't Eat and Knit: Thoughts on Displacement Activity

Anyone find that as they're getting away from snacking much that they have any displacement activity. I ate a lighter lunch than I probably should, and was unusually hungry kind of early in the afternoon. I usually judge these things better, but for whatever reason, it didn't work out properly today...
by NoelFigart
Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

Friday

No-S

Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito, smoothie
Lunch: Chicken Caesar Salad
Dinner: Malaysian Curry. Gin-n-diet tonic.

Swim
by NoelFigart
Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

Thursday

No-S

Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito, smoothie
Lunch: Caprese style salad
Dinner: Malaysian Curry, glass of wine while watching a Stephen Fry talk.

Swim
by NoelFigart
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Mason Jar Salads?
Replies: 5
Views: 3542

I used a full-fat dressing and full fat cheese.

Don't get me wrong. I am still DAMNED hungry for dinner!
by NoelFigart
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Mason Jar Salads?
Replies: 5
Views: 3542

Just to show that a quart mason jar is portion-appropriate to No-S

Fits on a plate!
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by NoelFigart
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

Wednesday

No-S

Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito, smoothie
Lunch: Salad with chicken and orange. Orange ginger dressing.
Dinner: 15 bean soup. I found out my husband doesn't care if we eat the same thing two nights in a row, so I hadn't frozen the leftover soup, but just reheated it. Nom.

Swim
by NoelFigart
Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food rewards
Replies: 10
Views: 4931

As I was thinking about replying to this, one of the things that went across my mind (and I don't yet do it but am going to implement it) is a bit of self-talk. "Me, I know you're ticked off/sad/bored/afraid/whatever. Yes, this is an uncomfortable feeling. But you're 47. Do you necessarily require s...
by NoelFigart
Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

Tuesday

No-S

Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito, smoothie
Lunch: Salad with chicken, dried cranberries, apples, walnuts and raspberry vinegrette. Delicious, but boy howdy was I hungry for dinner!
Dinner: 15 bean soup

Swim
by NoelFigart
Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2016 Check In
Replies: 26
Views: 10809

Noel's 2016 Check In

Didn't lose any weight over the holidays. Didn't gain any, either, so, I'm kinda good with that. Off the wagon as far as not having a drink until my marathon swim. Had some wine over the holidays and just don't feel like being THAT much of a Puritan. Glass ceiling still applies, though I don't reall...
by NoelFigart
Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Can't Fail on an S-Day Weekend
Replies: 13
Views: 6279

That's crazy. Is "hangry" angry hunger? 😀 Yeah, it's a concept that's pushed by Snickers, for what it's worth... I mean, sure, our mood is often driven by our physical state, and few people can be really chill and zen when we're really hungry. But there is this idea that if we're feeling th...
by NoelFigart
Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Mason Jar Salads?
Replies: 5
Views: 3542

Mason Jar Salads?

Possibly this should go under Intelligent Dietary Defaults, but this isn't really as easy or default as Optimized Oatmeal. Mason Jar salads. I do this sometimes if I know the week is going to be busy enough I'm not going to want to make bento. You can prep these salads quite a bit in advance and the...
by NoelFigart
Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question about 21 days of No S
Replies: 6
Views: 3802

Experience has shown that food changes take longer. But it's still a nice benchmark. But I have wondered when it will all feel more...second nature. When did that happen for you? Some people really do click almost instantly. That's awesome when it does. Sometimes people, in the rush of the newness,...
by NoelFigart
Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast 47: The Heroics of Tidiness
Replies: 6
Views: 7946

RAWCOOKIE wrote: Yup - it was interesting - I can't see that it's much different from any other de-cluttering or space-clearing advice though.
It's really rather unique. I did FlyLady for years before I went whole hawg with Konmari.

I did a post on FlyLady v. Konmari back last summer.
by NoelFigart
Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Holiday Checkin
Replies: 45
Views: 15089

@Walkerlori, swimming is definitely HIGHLY technical. It's on up there with ballet or martial arts for needing a proprioceptive sense. Anyway, I'm calling the holidays a success. I did not gain any weight over the holidays and I'm finding today a totally comfortable N day, even after a week of goodi...
by NoelFigart
Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast 47: The Heroics of Tidiness
Replies: 6
Views: 7946

I finally noticed this and checked out the podcast. I've been fairly itching to see what you thought of it, as certainly her "heroic effort" mentality is very contrary to general "Everyday Systems" advocated methods. Full disclosure: I did declutter my four bedroom home via the Konmari method. My hu...
by NoelFigart
Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is this odd, weird or sounds fine to you?
Replies: 6
Views: 4025

Yes, completely normal. Interestingly enough, that's more or less how Mark Twain claimed to eat in The Appetite Cure. There was a time when one or two meals a day was considered appropriate for those not doing manual labor. You had a reasonably substantial dinner in the middle of the day, and that's...
by NoelFigart
Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mariposa Daily Check In
Replies: 5
Views: 2963

Good for you!
by NoelFigart
Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Holiday Checkin
Replies: 45
Views: 15089

Uh, didn't check in, but everything has been green since Monday. Monday No-S Breakfast : Smoothie Lunch : Cranberry chicken salad sandwich. Dinner : Taco Stew Swim Tuesday No-S Breakfast : Smoothie Lunch : Leftover taco stew Dinner : Bacon and eggs with cheese Swim While I've declared tomorrow an NW...
by NoelFigart
Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Can't Fail on an S-Day Weekend
Replies: 13
Views: 6279

I hadn't thought about serving them on a nice plate or having a plan. There are people (I am one, and Our Founder is another) who do think that if you're going to have a treat, make it a good one. Reinhard talks about going out to have a gourmet cone or something when you're going to have a treat t...
by NoelFigart
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Can't Fail on an S-Day Weekend
Replies: 13
Views: 6279

Can't Fail on an S-Day Weekend

This is not one of my more moderate S-days. I posted about a weekend I really liked a few weeks ago. I want to post about one that is leaving me dissatisfied. There was this tin of cookies my husband and I bought. You know, the Danish Butter cookies? I'd seen this meme going around the Internet. Wer...
by NoelFigart
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Holiday Checkin
Replies: 45
Views: 15089

Can't fail on an S day weekend. This is not one of my more moderate S-days. There was this tin of cookies my husband and I bought. You know, the Danish Butter cookies? I'd joked with my husband if we saw a tin of them, I was going to get them. We went to a lot of stores shopping for other things (w...
by NoelFigart
Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Holiday Checkin
Replies: 45
Views: 15089

Friday No-S Breakfast : Breakfast burrito, yogurt smoothie with raspberries Lunch : Burrito, apple Dinner : Cheeseburger, fries This is where I like No S so very, very much. I got a wild hare across my butt to go out after work with my husband, and do some Christmas shopping. I texted him with two ...
by NoelFigart
Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Holiday Checkin
Replies: 45
Views: 15089

Looks like you're doing great and that you enjoy Mexican food as much as I do! Hope that shoulder is doing better! Btw, I also hate those talks about food being good or bad. Ugh! Linda I do enjoy Mexican food. But I'm going to admit at least part of the heavy rotation of burritos and such has been ...