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by gk
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

THURSDAY - 4/11/13 FOOD: 6 EXERCISE: Candlelight Yoga with Sara Ivanhoe Well, my guess was pretty accurate...... I've gained 11 lbs. since my last physical, one year ago. That's in addition to the 5 lbs. I gained each year, three years before that!! YIKES!!! Even though I knew that was comin, it st...
by gk
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

r.jean - Thanks! I hope to someday be in a long-term exercise commitment, as you have certainly shown it can be done! SpiritSong - Yeah, it can be hard stepping on the scale in there. I take off my coat and shoes before I weigh, but somehow the number still seems to reflect someone my height wearin...
by gk
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's 2013 Check In
Replies: 85
Views: 41038

We did a 10K in Bournemouth England on our trip that was a highlight for us. It feels so good to be fit at 57. I finished toward the back of the pack, but I would never have attempted the run pre No S! I did some running before no S but never did an organized run over 5 miles. Awesome job! What an ...
by gk
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sleepygirlzzzz - Daily check-in
Replies: 103
Views: 49396

Fridays is when I struggle the most but I'm heading over to a friend's house in the evening which will help keep my mind off food. This week so far.... :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . I just need this one more green tomorrow. And I really want it because I want to be able to go into the week...
by gk
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sweetness' "daily" check in
Replies: 624
Views: 311479

Sweetness wrote:.....and the scale this morning showed I have lost 4 more pounds.... Hope that stays off. My scale here is unreliable but it hasn't registered this particular number for me in at least 2 years! :mrgreen: :) 8)
Woohoo!!! Great job! Look at you GO!!!!! :D :D :D
by gk
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No BS Here!
Replies: 419
Views: 188852

Re: APR 11 DAY 99

OMG! It is deliciously warm today! Major sunshine & blue blue skies! Simply a pleasure to be outside hiking with the dogs. I had a hard time chasing myself back to the office after lunch!! :D I can practically feel the skip in your step you had today. :) Glad you had such a nice day! Somethin about...
by gk
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 139982

thanks, i feel better even though i know i'm not as "thin" as i was then. i almost don't even care because i don't feel like i'm in a mental prison anymore and that is way better than weighing less! I totally agree! I've always thought that weight loss on No S starts out being the main goal and the...
by gk
Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

WEDNESDAY - 4/10/13 FOOD: 5 EXERCISE: Total Stretch for Beginners w/Tamilee Webb Breakfast and lunch were a 10, but snacking and sweets in the afternoon brought it down to a 5. Getting better though! Liked this new DVD. Probably did a few stretches that were too much for my hip, but it'll work out ...
by gk
Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

Amazing job with your exercise habit! My jaw dropped though when you equated the pleasure you get from your exercise to sitting down with a bowl of ice cream. I've been a runner for years and while I do enjoy it, I definitely prefer ice cream :P Ha! I know, right? Maybe once I have to actually exer...
by gk
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

Thanks, No BS . :) Patty - I'll send my DVD recommendations your way. :) As of now, the only one I highly recommend is the Gaiam am & pm stretch with Madeleine Lewis. It is such a gentle, thorough stretch....hits every body part and is great for when you need a day off but would like to do something...
by gk
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sweetness' "daily" check in
Replies: 624
Views: 311479

Sweetness wrote:yesterday and today were green, so the week is shaping up! :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
WOO HOO! Keep up the great work!!! :D
by gk
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's weekly check in!
Replies: 173
Views: 79246

Hope your April has been very GREEN! 8) :)
by gk
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: O43 Check-in
Replies: 1006
Views: 651699

So, how has Over43 been doing?
by gk
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy 2013 Check In
Replies: 184
Views: 75496

Glad to hear you had a great trip! Yes, I agree....it's always nice to get away but nice to get back to the normal routine, too.

Wishing you a very GREEN week! 8)
by gk
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No BS Here!
Replies: 419
Views: 188852

This Monday (today) I weighed-in and am down FOUR pounds. Last Monday when I weighed-in I found I gained THREE pounds. So over the past two weeks I have a net loss of ONE pound. I'll take it! :D Which goes to show you: eat healthy foods, exercise regularly, get a good night's sleep and slowly the p...
by gk
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 139982

MJ7910 wrote:I'm actually finding i desire sweets less. i still have an occasional thing here and there on sdays but it's not the manic free for all it used to be.
Omigosh.......the words we ALL wish to utter. HUGE accomplishment!!!! Way to go!! :D
by gk
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sleepygirlzzzz - Daily check-in
Replies: 103
Views: 49396

Sorry to hear you've been feeling a bit down. I am right there with ya - been part of Reinhard's "don't be an idiot" club many, MANY times. :roll: If you tend to find yourself struggling, especially bingeing on weekends, you might want to try MJ's number system. It really helped me with not building...
by gk
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

SUNDAY - 4/8/13 FOOD: 3 EXERCISE: Gaiam AM Stretch This was my 15th day of consecutive exercise. I can honestly say that before the 21-day mark, I can officially mark this off as a solid habit now. As I exercise/stretch, I feel the release/pleasure/high I get from when I would sit down with a bowl ...
by gk
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

Thanks Patty and Amy ! :) MJ - The shoes are Saucony Triumph 9. They have a Triumph 10 out, but they DO NOT agree with my feet. Honestly, sometimes I wish they'd just leave well enough alone, ya know? The only bad thing about them is the colors they are available in......I'm more of a conservative "...
by gk
Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

I think once I find a new pair of tennies that don't aggravate my feet (plantar fasciitis), my hips will be in better alignment and all will improve. OF COURSE, they discontinued the kind I'm wearing and it's a B*** to find another pair that work with my bum feet, but geeeeez, you'd think there'd h...
by gk
Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No BS Here!
Replies: 419
Views: 188852

No BS wrote:When others share their belief in you, failing to believe in yourself is not an option. :shock:
So true! :)
by gk
Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No BS Here!
Replies: 419
Views: 188852

If this weather keeps up I'll have to do some serious "spring cleaning": break out a razor & shave my legs so I can wear my "short pants" (aka capris) and flash my polar-bear-white gams at everyone! :D Sorry for TMI, guys, but we have a running joke in Canada's cold climate about growing our own le...
by gk
Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

Thanks, No BS , for the encouraging words. :) SATURDAY - 4/6/13 FOOD: 3 EXERCISE: Gaiam AM Stretch I tried to do another DVD, but it looks like this one is the only one that helps instead of aggravates. I really like this DVD but a little variety would be nice. The irony always gets me........whenev...
by gk
Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

WED/THURS/FRI - 4/3-4/4-4/5/13 FOOD: 2!!!!! :oops: EXERCISE: Gaiam AM Stretch Every time my husband goes out of town, my body is on full alert ("I can eat everything now!!). I kind of just let myself have a fail (or I guess I should say a lower number) for a few days. Didn't even feel bad about it ...
by gk
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2204
Views: 1086839

Good job on the success today. :)

I like how you show the progression of your weight loss in your signature line. Very encouraging to see - such a great job! :)
by gk
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 139982

Looks like you are sticking to habit when it really counts. Keep up the great work! :)
by gk
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No BS Here!
Replies: 419
Views: 188852

I am happy & content to keep on this No"S" path, whatever it brings. I feel at peace with myself & my body, I am at peace with food and what I eat, I relish the 3-plate framework and the reassuring monotony of my workout routines. In the meantime, I am focusing on having fun, eating well, eating he...
by gk
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sweetness' "daily" check in
Replies: 624
Views: 311479

It's April already! It's starting green for me. Yesterday was just 3 regular meals, all yummy. I decided to walk instead of run because my knee was hurting just a bit since my run on Friday. Stopped by the favorite taco stand on the way home and had two little 4 inch tacos for breakfast. Yum, don't...
by gk
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

Thanks Patty, No BS, MJ, and oolala ! TUESDAY - 4/2/13 FOOD: 6 - Oops! EXERCISE: Stress Relief Yoga DVD My allergies combined with my back pain was dragging me down, so it was hard not to fall into the mindless munching habit. In fact, I did for a short while this afternoon, but was able to stop mys...
by gk
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sleepygirlzzzz - Daily check-in
Replies: 103
Views: 49396

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. :( Hope you are feeling better soon. I've said this on the No S Board before, but I'll say it again......I always think about the funny line from the movie "The Devil Wears Prada", whenever I get the flu......."I'm only one stomach flu away from my perfect weig...
by gk
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

MONDAY - 4/1/13 FOOD: 8 :shock: EXERCISE: Karen Voight's Full Body Stretch DVD Kids had the day off school again and I was pretty tired from the weekend. Normally, I would use today as a time to munch all day and kick back and enjoy. HARDLY THOUGHT ABOUT FOOD TODAY. Today I was one of those people ...
by gk
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

Thanks, Patty, r.jean, and oolala53 . The encouragment you give helps me alot! :) SUNDAY - 3/31/13 FOOD: 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EXERCISE: Gaiam PM Stretch DVD This is getting kinda surreal. All this time I've been dragging myself through the ups and downs of dieting, and all I had to do was...
by gk
Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

SATURDAY - 3/30/13 FOOD: 6 - As my 12 year old would say - MIND. BLOWN. :shock: :lol: EXERCISE: Gaiam AM Stretch I must have overdid it with one of my twist stretches because my lower back is pretty sore, but I still did my DVD today to keep in with habit - just adjusted it when needed. It was a bu...
by gk
Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

oolala53 wrote: I'm convinced periods of failure are actually useful must for the making up.
Well, I've had a LONG period of failure....it will be nice to finally learn from it and move on! :)
by gk
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's weekly check in!
Replies: 173
Views: 79246

I know there's loads I could do but I'm struggling to get back into the habit of exercise - with running I knew I could just throw on my running gear when I got home from work and head out straight away, and it was an easy routine to keep. Now I have to think about joining or attending a gym to fin...
by gk
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's 2013 Check In
Replies: 85
Views: 41038

Sweets are not usually my biggest weakness I'm sorry - what did you say? :? How can you normally look at sweets and not feel the need to dive across the room, face-first into the bag/pan/plate of the most enticing food made??? :lol: I never have understood it when people say that.......MAN, I'm env...
by gk
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No BS Here!
Replies: 419
Views: 188852

You know, I just have to pop in and say that I thoroughly enjoy your posts on the No S Boards, whether it be on your own thread, mine or others. Your constant cheery, positive attitude brightens up my day every time I read one of your posts. Thanks for sharing your No S journey and for your optimism...
by gk
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 139982

You're doing great!!! :)
by gk
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sleepygirlzzzz - Daily check-in
Replies: 103
Views: 49396

It's easily been over 2 weeks since my last binge (which is HUGE for me) and quite possibly much longer (but I just can't remember). I have definitely overeaten at times but it hasn't been with the frantic, out of control, must-eat-everything binge state of mind. And I am SO happy that I can say th...
by gk
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sweetness' "daily" check in
Replies: 624
Views: 311479

Glad to hear your Dad is doing better!

Great job with all the green this month, too! Awesome job! :)
by gk
Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

Thanks everyone! :) FRIDAY - 3/29/13 FOOD: It's a 5, people! :D EXERCISE: Gaiam AM Stretch What a great day! Talk about something that I click with....it just keeps getting better and better! This has taken the obsession and anxiety out of dieting BIG TIME. The more I "accept" my best for the day, t...
by gk
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No BS Here!
Replies: 419
Views: 188852

Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :D :D :D :D
by gk
Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

Thanks for stopping by everyone. :) THURSDAY - 3/28/13 FOOD: 4!!! :shock: EXERCISE: Walking and Gaiam PM Stretch DVD My youngest was finally well enough to go back to school, but my day was SO crazy busy with errands that I still didn't have enough time to go to the gym. I did so much fast-paced wal...
by gk
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: O43 Check-in
Replies: 1006
Views: 651699

Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. I always try to think about the very slight silver lining whenever I'm sick with the stomach flu......that little ole' line from the movie, "The Devil Wears Prada"......"I'm only one stomach flu away from my perfect weight." Ha! Just gotta love the ONE go...
by gk
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sleepygirlzzzz - Daily check-in
Replies: 103
Views: 49396

Yay for another green day today :mrgreen: I think I may be getting better at this No S plan - at least in terms of following the rules. Both yesterday and today there were times when I felt a bit hungry (or possibly just snack-y) between meals. Before No S, I would definitely have found something t...
by gk
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's weekly check in!
Replies: 173
Views: 79246

Good to see you still around milliem! I took some time off but as usual I found my way back here. :) Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well and about your leg. It can be so frustrating when you actually WANT to exercise but can't because of an injury. Well, just think of it this way.....maybe t...
by gk
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sweetness' "daily" check in
Replies: 624
Views: 311479

Patty-

I'm so sorry to hear of all that your family is going through right now. My thoughts are with you.

I also have to give you a big pat on the back for not turning to food for comfort - VERY hard thing to do - and you're doing it! Big accomplishment! :)
by gk
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No BS Here!
Replies: 419
Views: 188852

I look outside.....the snow has melted, the grass is brown, and the trees are bare. Whenever I feel like seeing a little GREEN , I just pull up your thread because GREEN is EVERYWHERE . (I didn't actually try to rhyme - just happened - must be feeling a little giddy from my 3 ). :wink: Just love you...
by gk
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

WEDNESDAY - 3/27/13 FOOD: It's a 3 today! EXERCISE: Gaiam AM/PM Stretch DVD The support on my thread today was WONDERFUL, and I do believe checking in here now and then during the day truly does help - HENCE the 3!!!! I felt so relaxed about everything today. I do believe I've FINALLY found a way t...
by gk
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

Thanks for dropping by sleepygirlzzzz . It is SO nice to hear about others who totally understand the struggle with food. I'm surrounded by so many people who just "don't get it", so it can feel discouraging at times...."why do I struggle with this so much and they don't???". Thanks for your support...
by gk
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

Bless your brave heart for having the courage to trust yourself! For having the courage to continue. For having the courage of many small successes to gradually build your growing island of achievement upon! :D I love that you own the fact that you are a work in progress! :D Keep up the good work, ...
by gk
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

Sweetness wrote:Good for you on not giving up! Hang in there! Exercising will help kick up your metabolism and your attitude, congrats on doing that! Thanks for your honesty. We're all pulling for you. 8)
Thanks so much Sweetness! I appreciate the support - good to know we're all in this together! :)
by gk
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

i can relate to how you are feeling. one taste does seem to start a binge for me too. so far i'm doing ok on the Ndays but I can see how a slip up could lead to that. What I am trying to do is a system 1-10 for how bad i messed up. 10 is perfect 1 is out of control overeating to the point of sickne...
by gk
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 139982

Hello- Just wanted to drop by and give you a personal thanks for your note to my thread last month. You mentioned the idea of using a number scale, and I decided to take your advice. I just started it, but so far I really like it. My poor eating habits are SO out of control that for the past couple ...
by gk
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

TUESDAY - 3/26/13 FOOD: Ummm.....I guess a 2 again EXERCISE: Gaiam AM/PM Stretch DVD (This is really good for a total body stretch with some very light strengthening---nice when you want to exercise but are sore--helps my bad hip/back/feet---sometimes I think my body forgets it is only 41) My young...
by gk
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

....one small success gave me a platform to build further successes upon. It is the same with food. One small success breeds more successes. Thanks so much! So nice to hear that encouragement. :) I really like this way of thinking. Better to look at it like you are building up to being better than ...
by gk
Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

MONDAY - 3/25/13 FOOD: 2 EXERCISE: 25 minutes gentle yoga DVD I can already tell I'm going to like this new number system (thanks again, MJ7910 ). I knew this would be a really uphill battle, since my eating habits are SO outta wack, hence my bad :oops: first day. But instead of slapping a big fat ...
by gk
Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's 2013 Check In
Replies: 85
Views: 41038

r.jean wrote:Exercise continues to be green. I have been alternating between running outside and doing exercise with a DVD. The weather has not been great.
I always find inspiration for exercising in your posts. I admire your dedication. Keep up the great work! :)
by gk
Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No BS Here!
Replies: 419
Views: 188852

I enjoy reading your posts. You're dedication to your new habits is astounding and inspiring.

Keep up the great work! :)
by gk
Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

Thanks No BS and r.jean . I always stray, but always seem to return here, don't I. :wink: Well, I feel like I've reached a new low when it comes to bad eating habits, and I've once again gained just a few more pounds because of it. My "all-time high" weight has seemed to have inched up over the past...
by gk
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

i can relate to how you are feeling. one taste does seem to start a binge for me too. so far i'm doing ok on the Ndays but I can see how a slip up could lead to that. What I am trying to do is a system 1-10 for how bad i messed up. 10 is perfect 1 is out of control overeating to the point of sickne...
by gk
Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

I'll give you one guess on how things went with "food rehab". :roll:
by gk
Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

Thanks so much everyone for your advice and comments - really appreciate it! :D Well, I think I'm gonna do it - cut out sugar, aka crap foods. I think the final push for me to start was something I noticed this past week..........I realized I've gotten into the habit of wearing a light jacket all th...
by gk
Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

Checking in after a week of RED - no glow of green this time, I'm afraid! Get this --- I'm watchin this t.v. show and one of the main characters is a recovering alcoholic. He hasn't touched the stuff in a few years, but is totally fine. Long story short, he ends up having a taste and ends up having ...
by gk
Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Inswsn's first check in
Replies: 90
Views: 40785

it's kind of neat. :) it works kind of like a blender, but honestly i think it makes it creamier - you just put frozen bananas and other frozen fruit into the chute, and soft serve-like sorbet comes out the spout! :) my dad tried some and still doesn't believe that it was only bananas and no cream ...
by gk
Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's weekly check in!
Replies: 173
Views: 79246

Hope your hip feels better soon!

By the way - great job on all the green. :mrgreen:
by gk
Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy 2013 Check In
Replies: 184
Views: 75496

So far, since I started back up (mid January), I've had two red days each week. I was looking at my habitcal and I realized that is certainly much better than I was doing when I wasn't doing No-S at all. So instead of being so down on myself, I should be happy with that improvement and simply encou...
by gk
Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy 2013 Check In
Replies: 184
Views: 75496

Atta girl. Keep it up! :)
by gk
Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

Well, Monday was a Fail for diet. But I reigned it in....held off in the afternoon, ended up having a cup of ice cream and a couple handfuls of chocolate chips later. Could have fired up a binge, as the WTH effect started to take over, but I didn't. So, I guess you could call the day red with a gree...
by gk
Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

Well, by the end of the weekend, I was actually eating out of the pie pan. YIKES!!! :shock: :) NOTE TO SELF: Do not make another pie that in all likelihood you will be the only one eating it. :roll: But, I tell myself that it is impossible to fail on an S Day, so I will just marvel at how I could ea...
by gk
Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's weekly check in!
Replies: 173
Views: 79246

milliem wrote:Monday to Thursday all green this week - mostly good solid platefuls of pretty healthy food as well, and although I've noticed hunger, I haven't felt deprived.
Awesome!!! Keep up the great work! Let's go for another GREEN week! :mrgreen:
by gk
Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy 2013 Check In
Replies: 184
Views: 75496

I can't believe I'm saying this, but it actually feels good to be back to Monday with normal eating habits. :shock: :)

Wishing you a very GREEN week! :mrgreen:
by gk
Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Inswsn's first check in
Replies: 90
Views: 40785

The more I think "diet", the worse I do. In my experience, if I just look at No S as a structure of when to eat (not WHAT to eat), I tend to relax a bit and quit obsessing about how well I'm doing, and in turn actually do better (with what foods I choose for each plate). But, that's just me - I tend...
by gk
Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No BS Here!
Replies: 419
Views: 188852

Wishing you a very GREEN week! :)
by gk
Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

This weekend has been........weird. It's like my body is saying "EAT!!! THIS IS THE TIME!!!!" And my brain is saying, "Nah, don't really want to." Usually I don't get to this state until a few weeks into regular N Days. NICE!!!! 8) I have had some treats today and a snack here and there, but I would...
by gk
Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: O43 Check-in
Replies: 1006
Views: 651699

Thanks for dropping by my thread. I have always noticed in your posts that you have "normal food" and coupled with exercise that seems to work just fine with your weight loss and "going down another notch on your belt". :) Makes sense. One cannot live on rabbit food, right? That being said - ENJOY y...
by gk
Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

HOLY GUACAMOLE - I made it through a whole week! :shock: 5 consecutive SUCCESSES!!!!!! :shock: Yay!! I CAN still do this!!! :D :D 8)
by gk
Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

Amy3010 wrote:You have been doing so well - good for you!
I know you will finish the week out on a positive, GREEN, note, today!
Thanks Amy. Those words echoed back to me as I was struggling a bit today and helped me on through! :)
by gk
Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

Ok: it's like driving a finely tuned sports car. You check the tires, check the oil, put in premium fuel, and just relax, drive & enjoy the trip - fully confident that not only are you having fun but you will arrive at your destination safely!! Love it, love it, love it!! :D All we have to do is fo...
by gk
Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

gk, regarding your post on amy's check in.... I was walking 4-5 miles every morning 2 years ago when my feet, ankles and hip started hurting so much, I went to an orthopedic doc, he x-rayed and found nothing so I cut back but still couldn't get it to feel right, so I quit all together for 3 months ...
by gk
Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jasper's cautiously optimistic occasional check in
Replies: 35
Views: 17634

You're doing such a great job!! :)
by gk
Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

Milliem: Thanks! Yes, I think I will remind myself to review this week when I am struggling - good idea! :) Well, I'm here to report yet ANOTHER GREEN !!! Dare I say, today was effortless ?!?!?. :shock: I am having major de'ja'vu' of my first month with No S. I just feel like I'm in the groove and ...
by gk
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Inswsn's first check in
Replies: 90
Views: 40785

I'll be a bit heavier if that's what it takes to eat candy." My intention was simply to follow No S for an entire year, with no other expectations... just to see what happens by the end of the year. I admit, a part of me hopes that the outcome is that I lose weight, but even if I don't... or even i...
by gk
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy 2013 Check In
Replies: 184
Views: 75496

I'm glad that you were able to find something that challenges you but doesn't keep you in constant pain! Me, too! I know what you mean about feeling down about not being able to do an exercise you really enjoyed......I just LOVED going for walks daily for years, but I can no longer do that due to a...
by gk
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No BS Here!
Replies: 419
Views: 188852

I spent the long last while - before No "S" - just eating because food was there or because I couldn't take the time to figure out what else I might want to do instead. Yes, No S really makes you think about your food choices. I remember a (long) while ago, after I had been successful for a couple ...
by gk
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

Thanks so much Amy ! :-) And, No BS , thanks to you, too! Glad I could give you a laugh the other day. :) I must say you have done the same for me many times. Love your sense of humor and really enjoy your posts! :) I really do think having a light-hearted approach to all of this helps tons. Speakin...
by gk
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy 2013 Check In
Replies: 184
Views: 75496

Amy3010 wrote:Instead of feeling like my food behaviors are controlling me, I feel that I am in charge of them. Hands down the best thing about No-S.
I agree!!! I feel like that's more of an incentive to continue than the weight loss itself (almost :wink:).

Have a great day!
by gk
Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No BS Here!
Replies: 419
Views: 188852

Re: Jan 28, Day 26

No BS wrote:Breakfast: none, not hungry
I'm sorry - are you speaking a foreign language or something? Can't quite understand what you're saying. :lol:

I don't think I've EVER reported that, diet or otherwise!!! :)
by gk
Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy 2013 Check In
Replies: 184
Views: 75496

Amy3010 wrote:this week I'd like to see a full four green days in a row to finish out the month on my HabitCal.
Not, you'd "like to see"......you WILL see. :wink: You CAN do it!!

Have a great week! :)
by gk
Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

TUESDAY : Day - Success ; Evening - S Event (my anniversary) I would have really kicked myself if I gave in earlier this afternoon, when my S event was just hours away, so I'm SO glad I didn't! :) It was tougher today - the rain and gloomy weather probably didn't help. I was also feeling very slugg...
by gk
Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

THANKS to milliem and amy: Came close to caving earlier this afternoon, but didn't after logging on and seeing your posts on my thread. It was all I needed to get back on track. Thanks! :)
by gk
Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's weekly check in!
Replies: 173
Views: 79246

Well it POURED down today but got out there and ran, felt great! I've also signed up for Tough Mudder later this year :shock: Really hope I don't die a horrible and muddy death... Anyway, NoS wise last week was 4 greens, 1 S event day which was positive! Weight is still hovering around where it has...
by gk
Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

MONDAY - SUCCESS

WOO HOO!!! I can't believe it! I haven't had a green day in EONS. This feels great! Had some wavering at times throughout the day, but I referred to some tricks to get me through and it worked.

YES! :D
by gk
Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

Woke up with renewed determination...Thought I'd lay out my guidelines here..... * Fired up the ole' habit cal - I think tracking it will be helpful again. If I see alot of red, I will just remind myself that it's just part of the journey back to healthier eating and take it in stride. * Setting a m...
by gk
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to avoid stress eating?
Replies: 14
Views: 6972

Thanks for all the input everyone! Very helpful and much appreciated! :)
by gk
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What you've lost? Hold it!
Replies: 10
Views: 5739

I haven't lost any (long term anyway), but I should hold a 25 lb. bag of food just to maybe jumpstart my willpower.....to think I could walk around with that much less weight. I think I've forgotten what it feels like! :)
by gk
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

It's Sunday night, a new week is near. My dieting approach has become somewhat of a "flavor of the week" thing - which way will I approach it this week? :roll: Well, each week I find a reason why last week was all wrong. Well, my line of thinking now is that I THINK TOO MUCH! Analyzing the crap out ...
by gk
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's 2013 check-in
Replies: 137
Views: 60268

No BS, Amy and Milliem: Thank you so much for your input and support. Helps me a ton and gets me back on track! :)
by gk
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Inswsn's first check in
Replies: 90
Views: 40785

inswsn wrote:WE CAN DO IT! :)
YES, WE CAN. Have a great week! :D
by gk
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's weekly check in!
Replies: 173
Views: 79246

Its started raining today so hopefully will clear the snow over the weekend so I can run! Boy, that's a sign of a sure habit if I've ever seen one! When you see bad weather as a bummer cuz you can't exercise versus "yay! The weather's too bad to exercise!", you know you've made it. :) Keep up the g...