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by andreamuse
Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

Thanks, guys!!! I'm so grateful I've found all this! This is the easiest "diet" I've ever been on! :) And basically I plan to do it lifetime. Once I reach goal, I"ll switch back to two S-days on the weekend (or on Friday/Saturday) and not be as strict about what's on my plate during the week....
by andreamuse
Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

SW: 147 (as of June 21) CW: 137.8! (as of this morning) Total loss: 9.2 My version of No-S is really working for me! I take 1 S-day (now I'm doing it on Fridays) and on the other days, I focus on eating a lot of fruits and vegetables and no junk or sugar. My logic of being a little bit more strict i...
by andreamuse
Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sophiasapientia's Check-In
Replies: 422
Views: 100365

wow, that's amazing!! You are an inspiring story! :)
by andreamuse
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sophiasapientia's Check-In
Replies: 422
Views: 100365

Fantastic stats, Shannon!!!
by andreamuse
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

Thank you!! :) It is exciting to break back into the 130's (I WAS there back in April)
by andreamuse
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

SW: 147 (technically 145.4, but then I went up even before I went down) CW: 139.8 GW: 110-115 Today I hit 139.8. Now, I should say as a disclaimer, that while I'm using the No-S techniques, I am carefully considering the food I'm putting on my plates. It was the only way to get the scale moving down...
by andreamuse
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

yay, 140.2 today!!

Perhaps will break that 140 mark by end of the week. That would be awesome. Am also walking a lot, a lot.
by andreamuse
Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sophiasapientia's Check-In
Replies: 422
Views: 100365

thank you! You're absolutely right, which is why I'm completely okay with weighing every day and tracking those ups and downs. Every time I've gone "off" weighing, it's true that I don't have to see the daily fluctuations, but in general, I make not so wise choices because I know that I don't have t...
by andreamuse
Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

thank you!! :)

I have gone down to 142 flat today, so I'm pleased! I've got no desire to go wild this weekend, and I really haven't...
by andreamuse
Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sophiasapientia's Check-In
Replies: 422
Views: 100365

Thank you! :) I'm up a little today, but I know why - I had things high in sodium yesterday. Today I'm going to drink a lot of water and flush it out of me! :) It's an S day, but I don't really have a desire to pig out or anything...
by andreamuse
Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sophiasapientia's Check-In
Replies: 422
Views: 100365

That's so great, s!

Whee! I weighed in at 141.4 today (so down significantly from a few weeks ago).
by andreamuse
Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sophiasapientia's Check-In
Replies: 422
Views: 100365

Sounds like you're doing a great job maintaining! Are you wanting to get your weight lower than that or are you happy where you are right now and just maintaining?
by andreamuse
Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

Down to 142.4, so I think I'm rid of all my extra water weight! Five pounds in three days? Definitely not real weight, what a relief! Tomorrow I'm having lunch with friends and am going to use my one-plate rule! No seconds and nothing sweet! Having meals with friends doesn't have to be a minefield (...
by andreamuse
Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

whew, down another 2.4 pounds. (I know, mostly water weight and bloating).

Amazing, was 147 on Monday, now 143.4. Definitely that extra weight was just water weight. :)

Am proud of how disciplined I've been for the past three weeks!
by andreamuse
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

I accidentally compromised my own privacy on my blog so I privatized it, for anyone who was reading it. :-p

I may move it somewhere else and I'll let you know...but it was pretty boring anyway, just my stats and occasional rants. :)

Today I was down 1.2 pounds, so that was good!
by andreamuse
Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

Ugh. Very grim weigh-in today.

It's bad to weigh oneself on Mondays, I know, but I had to know.

Knowledge is power and this week is going to be awesome.
by andreamuse
Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

I'm pleased with my S-day yesterday. It felt crazy to me, but it really wasn't any worse than any other previous weeekend day where I felt I could indulge in whatever...
by andreamuse
Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

Okay, that .2 I was up yesterday? Is gone today. :)

I'm having brownies for breakfast. I've been craving them all week.
by andreamuse
Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Connorcream Checkin
Replies: 296
Views: 107150

Wow, I just read your whole adventure!! What an amazing determination you have! Very inspiring. I've decided that when the first day of my period is over (tmi, I know, but it's a HUGE part of my weight and hunger issues and not a good time to start anything new), I may take that on myself. I am not ...
by andreamuse
Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 111609

Social pressures are really hard. :( I know that's my single weakest link in every single eating plan I've ever had. But all you can do is tell yourself that it's just one day out of many and every day try again. All the days of effort? Are probably better than all the days before when you might hav...
by andreamuse
Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

Well, my weight was up a .2 of a pound this morning, but I'm not surprised, stupid hormones! I feel good that I've nearly gotten through a second green week! Unless I totally lose control today, which I doubt! My theory is that if I could get through the wild hunger of Tuesday and Wednesday, then I ...
by andreamuse
Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

aww...thank you, idon'tknow, for reading my blog and for saying it's interesting! I hope to feel more motivated to continue by feeling "accountable" to my blog! :)) Today was SO much easier than the last few days as far as wild hunger pangs! I mean, I still felt a little weird and light-headed just ...
by andreamuse
Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Failed, But Getting Better
Replies: 7
Views: 2570

The important thing is that you realized that you want to go back to it. Whatever happened during the few weeks off is fine...it's just a little fluctuation. After all, life happens sometimes. Just forget about the past and move forward again and you'll start losing the weight again! :)
by andreamuse
Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

Back to weighing myself again. I just can't not do it. Too many potential nasty surprises. But I am facing female monthly weight gain issues that are clouding everything and making me feel a bit insecure like how can I know I'm doing things right. I am totally being vanilla. I haven't failed yet in ...
by andreamuse
Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet Blogs (add yours too!)
Replies: 88
Views: 163005

sorry, I had to privatize my blog...may put it up elsewhere...
by andreamuse
Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

Started up new blog

So I just now started a No-S blog. We'll see how long that lasts, lol, but it's a start at least. :)
by andreamuse
Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Rambling about walking...
Replies: 5
Views: 7655

And Strider probably hardly ever had sweets, seconds, or snacks! :) I have had a love-hate relationship with running since I was 10 and my dad was into serial 10K racing and I started to join him in running (I did 1-mile fun runs at the time). Love the endorphins from running, love the challenge, bu...
by andreamuse
Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

Okay, so I made my green day yesterday, despite some major suffering in the afternoon. I don't think I'm going to have that problem today because I'm going to an Indian buffet today with a few friends and I do intend to enjoy myself there (just fill one plate and eat SLOWLY so I'm not tempted to go ...
by andreamuse
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

wow... This is the hardest afternoon I've had yet! I started to feel the hunger pangs around 3 p.m., and my usual methods of distracting myself and drinking lots of water, etc. are not working. I mean, this are hard-core hunger pangs! I wonder if I didn't eat enough at lunch or if I need to make sur...
by andreamuse
Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Trouble getting started--establishing a routine
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

I am free form in the summers (I'm a teacher) so I know how it feels to be without structure, it takes a bit more planning and thought, but I would suggest maybe the following. 1. First, do you really want to eat at midnight with your husband or would it be enough to have eaten already earlier and j...
by andreamuse
Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 548186

I sure wish I knew the solution to the weight gain with period, too. I start bloating up a few days before my period and pretty much stay that way all the way through my period until a few days AFTER. It's like having nearly a 1/3 of every month being 3 to 5 pounds heavier than the rest of the month...
by andreamuse
Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2167
Views: 963640

your meals look so delicious and healthy at the same time! Yum!
by andreamuse
Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

Tuesday check-in

So, yesterday was a green day, I'm proud to say. The only time I was uncomfortable was around 2 hours before dinner when I got ravenously hungry. But it passed and I just made myself super busy. Also I exercised a total of 8.4 miles (walked/ran 2 miles in morning and then went on 6.4 mile walk with ...
by andreamuse
Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sonya's checkin
Replies: 605
Views: 348525

Those are some really good musings! I totally hear you on the eating to make other people happy! I also have found that when I'm in an uncomfortable social situation I will eat just to keep occupied (or drink too much wine!)
by andreamuse
Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

Actually it's been better than I thought! Good reminder, oohlala. I hope I'll remember not to use the lack of satiety to eat when I shouldn't be eating! (I know the thought did pass my mind this morning at some point). I've been busy this morning (and knowing that eating is not an option, even if I ...
by andreamuse
Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

So back to a regular N day! I've made a mistake already that may make this morning miserable, but am trying not to think about it. I decided to experiment with oatmeal and so I made oatmeal with a bit of salt, raspberries, strawberries and cinnamon. It just tasted bad to me, bland, and yet I kept ea...
by andreamuse
Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sophiasapientia's Check-In
Replies: 422
Views: 100365

Wow, that graph looks terrific!

I'm really inspired by your progress, as I've said before, since we're similar heights and starting weights.
by andreamuse
Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

Definitely it's good to be realistic! Will keep that all in mind! Also, Im going to focus on NOT weighing myself until next Saturday! I will do it weekly for a few weeks, and then I think I will go to monthly weighing! :) Heh, it might be harder than I think to get back to business tomorrow, lol! Es...
by andreamuse
Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Phases of No-S (as I see them)
Replies: 54
Views: 66832

Late to the party, but wow, this is great! I'm really enjoying reading all these older posts! Thank you for all that!
by andreamuse
Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2167
Views: 963640

Congrats to you for being able to say "that's enough" this time! I hate that gross feeling after overeating! That's one reason why for myself, I know I want to eventually moderate my S days a bit more...even today I feel rather "eh" about any sort of sweet food! But I'm sure I'll still have some lat...
by andreamuse
Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: newbie observation on a first S day
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

lbb, thank you! That sounds like an eventual plan for me, too, to start making my S days closer to my N days, just with a bit more wiggle room, especially for social situations! :) Like today on my second S day, I don't have that urge to eat everything I couldn't have during the week. I did have som...
by andreamuse
Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

Thank you, oohlala! I'm excited that I made it through that first week, which is supposed to be the hardest! This is a daily check-in even though yesterday and today are S days. I do feel that I went a little over the top yesterday in my eating, but considering it was my first S day, it probably was...
by andreamuse
Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: newbie observation on a first S day
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

newbie observation on a first S day

First of all, thanks to those of you who have been very welcoming and encouraging on my daily check-in post! This makes it a lot of fun, knowing I can chat with other people doing the same thing! :) Here's what I'm observing from my first S day after a perfect green five days... Wow, I'm wondering i...
by andreamuse
Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My Year of No S
Replies: 141
Views: 52607

That's an incredibly inspirational story! And oh so true. Baby steps, baby steps day after day...:)
by andreamuse
Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Calling all teachers!
Replies: 23
Views: 15199

I'm a teacher! I'm a title 1 teacher (reading/math resource) in an elementary school! :)

I actually rarely have time to even think about food/eating when I'm at work. Summer is the trouble for me, lol! :)
by andreamuse
Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Rambling about walking...
Replies: 5
Views: 7655

Rambling about walking...

I used to be a runner, but I kept hurting my knee/shins. Part of me still really wants to run a marathon at some point, but it's walking that really makes me feel great inside and out. I do find it a lot harder if the weather isn't ideal. Believe me, I would walk all day if it was about 70 and breez...
by andreamuse
Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

oooh, it's my very first S day! :) I had two halves of two different donuts this morning. Tasted divine but almost a little TOO sweet! :) I did a perfect five days of No-s during the week. Found it very easy. The hardest times for me were probably the hour and a half before the next meal time when m...
by andreamuse
Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sophiasapientia's Check-In
Replies: 422
Views: 100365

Actually that's really good to know for later, so thanks!! :) You're right -- I'm going to just keep doing what I'm doing for some time to get used to compliance! Like I said to oohlala somewhere else, I will worry about specific food choices I'm making later once this is a real habit for me! :)
by andreamuse
Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

Hee! It IS totally fun. Like today for lunch, I was really hungry by lunch time. I wanted to try this new take-out Indian restaurant nearby and I realized that I had no food restrictions that would prevent me from going there and eating anything on that menu that wasn't a dessert! It was so liberati...
by andreamuse
Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2167
Views: 963640

actually, oohlala, this is a very reasonable post. I don't think it's ever reasonable to think that 21 days pass and suddenly a miracle happens and you never crave sugar or sweets again. I think the 21 days is symbolic in some ways. It's a good amount of time to have created new habits. I have notic...
by andreamuse
Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

Thank you, oolala, for your encouragement! (I've changed my subject line to make it a check-in post). So, this five-day week, my weight has gone like this: Monday: 145.4 Tuesday: 145.2 Wed.: 144.0 Thurs.: 142.8 today: 142.6 I've really found this surprisingly easy! One thing I'm not doing (which I n...
by andreamuse
Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sophiasapientia's Check-In
Replies: 422
Views: 100365

I think I understand that vanilla is just following the no S by the rules (no sweets, no seconds, no snacking except on S days), but what modifications do you do as a short lady? (from another short lady!). I feel very inspired by your weight since I'm nearly the same height as you and with the same...
by andreamuse
Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

Thank you for the welcome! I am going to look back on the forum and have fun diving into everyone's adventures in NoSing! :) Already my body has adjusted to not snacking in between meals. That's really been the hardest thing to get used to. I can do without sweets, especially if I know there are day...
by andreamuse
Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andreamuse's daily check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 8817

Andreamuse's daily check-in

Hi, I just started no-S because I'm nearly 40 and for some reason I've started to struggle with keeping my weight under control for the first time in my life. I realized that my problem was primarily because of snacking when I was bored/thought I was hungry and eating more of food that I found delic...