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by SpiritSong
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: unused fitness media/stuff
Replies: 29
Views: 8571

You all can stop being embarrassed about your DVD/VHS workout collections, because I am sure I have you all beat. And yes, there are plenty still in their plastic wrap. :oops: At least I started working out again this week so some of them are visiting the inside of my DVD player and fulfilling their...
by SpiritSong
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

I'm back. Again.

Okay, so the new year didn't kick me into gear. But today I made an appointment with a new primary care doctor for early April (I haven't seen my last one in about 10 years and since I'm turning 50 this year, I figured it was time), so I have 9 weeks to get my act together. So it is back on No S and...
by SpiritSong
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

The leak that started at Thanksgiving led to all of the bath water draining out of the tub. I'm just not feeling it this month, perhaps partly due to December stress. My plan is to start up again in the New Year. I know you're not supposed to put it off like that, but I am really low on motivation f...
by SpiritSong
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

The end of November/beginning of December was one big fail. No S was so easy this time around, and the fasting was proving pretty easy. Then Thanksgiving arrived and I had too many sugar indulgences (not even binges), and I think it threw my body for a loop. "Hey, are we back on sugar now?" So the M...
by SpiritSong
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: NO-S WHEN SICK?
Replies: 8
Views: 4078

What's the alternative? Give up and pack it in because you were sick for a week? What about the rest of your life? Do you really want to have to deal with this same issue next year and the year after? Didn't think so. Just keep working at it and commit to the process. In order to reach the goal, yo...
by SpiritSong
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

11/24/17 - S-Day (regular Friday S-Day) 11/25/17 - Fail 11/26/17 - S-Day After three S-Days in a row, I was super hungry Saturday morning. Not healthy hungry, but thinking of binging hungry. So I figured IF was the last thing I needed and ate breakfast early, and then ended up having a couple of sna...
by SpiritSong
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

Happy Thanksgiving! I will be enjoying my S-Day with snacks during football, but since hubby and I are on our own today, we'll be having simple turkey tacos for dinner. So no overstuffing on 10 holiday dishes plus pie. 8) I realized this morning that since I weigh in on the "daily" scale only on wor...
by SpiritSong
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

11/21/17 - Success Although I had another dream that I failed. :shock: 11/22/17 - S-Day (office party) 11/23/17 - S-Day (Thanksgiving) Goal is not to gain and then shoot for Onederland once this holiday has passed. I am on vacation next week, so it is time to clean up the workout room to prepare for...
by SpiritSong
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

11/20/17 - Fail. Got pissed off at work (mad, not drunk) and it turned the whole day. When I got home, I wanted a mixed drink with soda and had one. And then some chocolate and peanut butter. Not a good week to fail since I will be having my two NWS-Days for the month on Wednesday and Thursday, but ...
by SpiritSong
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1096
Views: 363495

Congrats on your continued success! :D
by SpiritSong
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

11/18/17 - Success 11/19/17 - S-Day Since I am able to have an early lunch on Saturday, I usually end up having only two meals (early lunch, early dinner). I think I under-ate yesterday because I woke up hungry this morning. So since it is an S-Day anyway, I broke my fast early. It was still about 1...
by SpiritSong
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Crystal's Daily Check In
Replies: 246
Views: 63166

However, I DO drink milk in my 2 morning cups of coffee. (No sugar only bc I prefer it that way.) I know this is technically not IF. I have read that it is okay to have 40-50 calories in the morning, so I don't worry about the milk in my coffee. I tried it black for a couple of days and didn't like...
by SpiritSong
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: to weigh or not to weigh?
Replies: 17
Views: 6569

Is weight loss as a result of No-S a worthy goal also, or is it something not to focus on too much? It depends on your starting point. If food was ruling your life, using No S to acquire food sanity would be your main goal. If you were eating too many sweets on a daily basis, using No S to break th...
by SpiritSong
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

11/16/17 - Success
11/17/17 - S-Day

My 5-day average weight this week is a little more than two pounds under last week's 5-day average. So happy to see the scale finally move for me! Thank you, IF!
by SpiritSong
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 246
Views: 70930

So I don't know if I'm not getting enough exercise, I don't have enough going on in my life at the moment (I like it that way), or if intermittent fasting is releasing toxins into my bloodstream :) I had a pimple this week and celebrated the released fat releasing toxins. :lol: Sorry choir is makin...
by SpiritSong
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

I'm sorry it wasn't good. That's a bummer. I think I was out of sorts from the 1:30 pm to 5:30 am fast, which by the time I ate lunch ended up being almost 24 hours with nothing to eat but a small breakfast sandwich and small muffin. Live and learn. At least I got to see a two pound drop on the sca...
by SpiritSong
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

11/14/17 - Success
11/15/17 - Fail

I was tired when I got home and after dinner I wanted some of the Halloween candy my parents gave me. So I had some. Wasn't really worth it in the end.
by SpiritSong
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

11/13/17 - Success I ate a lunch that pleased my taste buds but not my digestive system. I was wondering what to have for dinner, and remembered that I fast now and a skipped meal really wouldn't hurt me. So I am having peppermint tea, which feels really nice in my tummy. The good part is I get to h...
by SpiritSong
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LC's thread for check-in and observations
Replies: 5
Views: 2645

Best of luck to you! I can't work on more than one thing at a time, but then again I don't have multi-tasking mom experience. :D
by SpiritSong
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ricci Weekly Check-in
Replies: 2
Views: 1628

Best of luck to you! There are plenty of ways to strength train without going to a gym. Glad you are enjoying Reinhard's! :D
by SpiritSong
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 246
Views: 70930

Hey, all. Now combining NoS with 16:8 intermittent fasting. It is easy thanks to the 8 months of training in not snacking. I still keep sweets for the weekend and I am sort of trained out of seconds too, lol, though that’s less of a temptation when meals are 4 hours apart. I am finding snacking i...
by SpiritSong
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

11/11/17 - Success 11/12/17 - S-Day 11/13/17 - Just over an hour before I can eat something for breakfast. Feeling fine. Weight was a bit higher this morning than on Friday, but it was to be expected after two S-Days, high sodium eating, and not keeping to my water schedule. Still, it was two pounds...
by SpiritSong
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

11/10/17 - S-Day

11/11/17 - Made it 16 hours before eating, even on a Saturday. I can't say that I was super hungry. More that I was looking forward to eating.

No, I haven't tackled Clean Clothes Mountain, but I did read the whole 8 Hour Diet book. :D
by SpiritSong
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom's Year...2017
Replies: 92
Views: 31715

Oh my goodness, I want to lose weight, but not 12.5 pounds in one week! I just started the 16/8 fasting, and my scale is telling me I've lost a pound a day doing that. Obviously, that is not how it is going to work beyond the first few days and I'm not going to rush out and tell my friends to do 16/...
by SpiritSong
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

The exercise room project was originally scheduled for tomorrow, but since I started 16/8 this week, I think I will put it off until my vacation around Thanksgiving. :D I have Clean Clothes Mountain in my bedroom I can deal with instead. Plus my 8 Hour Diet book is supposed to arrive today so I'll b...
by SpiritSong
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

11/9/17 - Fail I made a Blue Apron meal that included grilled cheese and apple sandwiches and salad. While my husband was willing to try the sandwich, I knew he wouldn't want the salad because of what it contained, so I finished it. And that meant seconds. I don't feel guilty at all because I it was...
by SpiritSong
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Non-Vanilla No Sers: what are your tweaks?
Replies: 28
Views: 12452

1. My S-Days are Friday and Sunday so I don't miss out on breakfast day at work.

2. This week, I started the 16/8 fasting plan, so I don't have breakfast until 16 hours after dinner. Except for Friday's breakfast day. :D
by SpiritSong
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3913
Views: 1235204

lpearlmom wrote:My mom is visiting so had a little treat but I really feel weird about having sweets during the week. NoS is engrained in me.
I know what you mean. I ate a snack or sweet in my dream last night and thought, "Oh, no. A fail!"
by SpiritSong
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom's Year...2017
Replies: 92
Views: 31715

Wow, great job, Family! :D
by SpiritSong
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

11/8/17 - Success I fasted for 15 hours and it wasn't bad at all. I think it does help put an extra spotlight on what I am eating. When it was time to think of what to have for dinner, I had to keep in mind that simple carbs wouldn't hold me for 14-16 hours and I chose chicken chili for the protein ...
by SpiritSong
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Crystal's Daily Check In
Replies: 246
Views: 63166

Congrats on having the scale move for you! I think I have discovered that my dog walks aren't enough exercise to shock my body into releasing the weight. :cry: When I lost weight with No S the last time, I was doing at home workouts about six days per week. So something a little more intense may wor...
by SpiritSong
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3913
Views: 1235204

Thank you for discussing fasting here! I am going to try 16/8 (or 14/10, if I get too hungry) myself and see how it goes. 8)
by SpiritSong
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

11/7/17 - Success With all this IF talk, I never really considered it for myself. But as others have pointed out, with No S, we are practically IFing already, so why not go the extra step? I am generally not hungry when I get up in the morning, so holding off on breakfast shouldn't be much of a prob...
by SpiritSong
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

I think I have figured out why I had success before and not now. I checked my HabitCal and back in 2010-2011 when I had my No S success, I was working out at home, rather consistently. The dog walks just aren't enough to kick my system into gear. Looks like I need to clean up my exercise room and fi...
by SpiritSong
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Crystal's Daily Check In
Replies: 246
Views: 63166

Wow, we're at a similar point with our thinking. Is it time to cut back already? Geez, I gave up snacks, sweets, and seconds, and now I have to change my meals?

Best of luck to you!
by SpiritSong
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

Finished up the lentil leftovers for dinner last night. Got gas again. :( 11/6/17 - Success Had my first weigh in on my new scale yesterday morning. It motivated me to keep up with my water program, so that's a plus. My new shoes and heel seats seem to be helping with my plantar faciitis, so I am su...
by SpiritSong
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

11/4/17 - Success! 11/5/17 - S-Day Yesterday, I had a filling breakfast, so I had no problem eating a late lunch (I made it and it took over an hour). And since the lunch was so filling (included lentils), I had no problem waiting until dinner. And after announcing that I was going to weekly weigh-i...
by SpiritSong
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 170388

Yay, every success against that little devil makes you stronger! :D
by SpiritSong
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 516376

ironchef wrote:Green so far today (Friday), so this has been a completely green week! Feels like the first time in ages!!
Congrats!! :D
by SpiritSong
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2167
Views: 973248

It's hard to imagine our economy if everyone acted like we probably should. What if we all ate only non-processed food? What if no one went into debt to buy things (except a house, car, education, etc., but not consumer goods)? What if we did our own manual labor instead of hiring people and paying ...
by SpiritSong
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Crystal's Daily Check In
Replies: 246
Views: 63166

You've seen great results since July, so I wouldn't worry too much about this weigh in. Maintaining that loss means you're doing a great job! Yay, you!

After a month and a half of No S, I'm down only about 0.75 pound, which isn't even significant enough to be official. But I'm sticking with it!
by SpiritSong
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

Piyare - I wasn't really craving chocolate. It was more the feeling that I deserved a "pity snack." I didn't. :lol: 11/2/17 - Green 11/3/17 - S-Day! Enjoying office breakfast as I type. Last night, I ate the rest of my kale slaw with the addition of some turkey, Swiss cheese, croutons, and honey mus...
by SpiritSong
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Home" for the Holidays
Replies: 9
Views: 4735

I remember you, kccc! My holiday strategies: I already have my two NWS-Days marked on my HabitCal for December (the day of the office holiday party and Christmas). My husband and I no longer keep sweets in the house, so my only temptations should be at work. Unless something is truly "fail-worthy," ...
by SpiritSong
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Crystal's Daily Check In
Replies: 246
Views: 63166

Sorry about the scale disappointment. I had one of those this week too.

But I am too lazy for any other diet, so I will keep on with No S too. :D I had success in the past, so I have to trust that it will work again (or I'll have to go get my thyroid tested).
by SpiritSong
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Piyare's Check In
Replies: 24
Views: 8564

Congrats on all your progress and your courage to take it on!
by SpiritSong
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

11/1/17 - Success. And I actually made dinner (thanks to Blue Apron) so I had a vegetable (kale slaw). :D 11/2/17 - Was having a bad morning and thought about having chocolate, but Mature Me told me to be a grown up and stick with the plan. My new shoes are supposed to arrive today! Can't wait to tr...
by SpiritSong
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: November Challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 8404

I'm in! 1 - Green 2 - Green 3 - S-Day 4 - Green 5 - S-Day 6 - Green 7 - S-Day 8 - Green 9 - Red 10 - S-Day 11 - Green 12 - S-Day 13 - Green 14 - Green 15 - Red 16 - Green 17 - S-Day 18 - Green 19 - S-Day 20 - Red 21- Green 22- S-Day 23- S-Day 24 - S-Day 25 - Red 26 - S-Day
by SpiritSong
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Crystal's Daily Check In
Replies: 246
Views: 63166

Congrats on your new way of eating!

I bet it would be scary to see how much unneeded food we used to eat before bedtime. :oops:
by SpiritSong
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gracie's Daily(ish) Updates
Replies: 42
Views: 12580

Now I want Milk Duds. :lol:

No big bowl of candy at work today. Yay!
by SpiritSong
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Butterfly check in
Replies: 9
Views: 3679

Best of luck, Butterfly!

How wonderful is it that we get 12 times a year to start with a blank slate?
by SpiritSong
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

10/31/17 - Success. Didn't have any treats. Had my weigh in this morning and it looks like my weight has stayed pretty steady all summer. So the morning walks since June, and No S since mid-September have had no effect so far. Argh. So, I'll have to look at it as setting the foundation and see what ...
by SpiritSong
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Piyare's Check In
Replies: 24
Views: 8564

Maybe write yourself a note describing every detail of how you feel after a binge to read when you think you are going to again? Maybe with a list of alternatives (chosen by post-binge you -- sort of a "I wish I had done x instead" list). Then stressed you will have this "conversation" with post-bin...
by SpiritSong
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 561
Views: 81962

Wow, great results for one month of No S! :D
by SpiritSong
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

Umm, oh yes you will!! :shock: How in the world have you been walking? I spend literally hours upon hours trying on shoes to find those that have enough support and I buy the expensive insoles to put im my running shoes. Sometimes, I add less expensive insoles to my work shoes because I'm on my fee...
by SpiritSong
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

10/28/17 - Success and I officially joined the 21-Day Club!
10/29/17 - S-Day!

Weigh in on Wednesday. Instead of adding walking, I believe my "fitness" focus in November will be addressing my plantar faciitis.
by SpiritSong
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 836
Views: 569440

I am now a member of the 21-day club (my first since my return to No S on September 15th)!

Woo hoo! It hasn't been too hard. What tripped me up in the beginning was a couple of Saturdays where I left too much time between lunch and dinner (I take my Saturday S-Day on Friday).
by SpiritSong
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

10/25/17 - Success 10/26/17 - Success 10/27/17 - S-Day! I have a feeling I am not going to make goal on Nov. 1st, so I will be adding the evening Jon Gabriel audio program. My problem is probably large portions and alcohol at dinner, but we'll wait to tackle that another month. Might as well deal wi...
by SpiritSong
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A sweet?
Replies: 5
Views: 2953

The waffles are fine. The syrup is not. How about having them with butter instead?
by SpiritSong
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Splandrea's sporadic check-ins
Replies: 52
Views: 19972

Wow, what great results!

I am lucky in that exercising isn't an issue for me. My personal trainer (a rescue dog named Luna) harasses me in the morning until I take her on her half hour walk.
by SpiritSong
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 561
Views: 81962

I hope you are feeling better today! :(
by SpiritSong
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

10/24/17 - Success

10/25/17 - Resisted homemade cookies in the work kitchen, and had salad instead of chips with my sandwich at my work lunch. Enjoyed some hot cider with lunch instead of water, so I did have a treat. :)
by SpiritSong
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 170388

Larkspur wrote:Oh, good job with the offcuts (perfect term for those crunchy bits on the end that somehow seem harmless until after you've eaten them.)
Those have calories?!?!?!? :shock:
by SpiritSong
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Crystal's Daily Check In
Replies: 246
Views: 63166

I hope you are feeling better, Crystal!

I don't know how people with migraines function like they do. I get a non-migraine headache and I am pretty much useless between the head pain and nausea.
by SpiritSong
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

Thank you everyone for the job sympathy. I actually have a very good job and I am grateful; it's just that some days EVERY SINGLE THING is annoying and I hate everything about it. :evil: I thought I might break and snack when I got home because of course the commute with the IDIOTS on the road didn'...
by SpiritSong
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

10/23/17 - Ongoing. Managed to resist morning snacks in the office kitchen and sweets at my lunch meeting. Currently hating job, but will not drown sorrows in food. Maybe in a couple of beers later.
by SpiritSong
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 170388

No, wasn't just you. So glad to have the site back! :D
by SpiritSong
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

10/21/17 - Success! Cooked a Blue Apron meal again (may be the only way I ever eat any vegetables) and it was quite tasty.

10/22/17 - S-Day.
by SpiritSong
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

10/19/17 - Success! Probably ate a bit too much at lunch, but I am not in the Phase where one worries about such things. :D 10/20/17 - S-Day! Had some chocolate sweets with my coffee, breakfast pizza at work, and a chocolate bar snack this morning. Ha, a bit much, but I shouldn't be hungry for much ...
by SpiritSong
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 170388

I think resisting fresh baked cookies called for an extra slice of veggie pizza! :D
by SpiritSong
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LetItGo's Daily Check-In
Replies: 12
Views: 6067

Anyway, I am thrilled to announce that it has almost been almost exactly 4 weeks since I started here again and the scale is showing a great change now. Some must be water weight but I'm back in a normal (though high for me) 24.9 BMI. Congrats! :D Personally, I re-started No S at the bottom of the ...
by SpiritSong
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

10/18/17 - Success. I even cooked myself dinner! :shock: (Blue Apron)

10/19/17 - Ongoing. My husband brought me breakfast (biscuit sandwich and hash browns) and I found that I made it through my morning 35 minute dog walk much better. Perhaps I need to start eating protein in the morning!
by SpiritSong
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 32819

My kids and colleagues will tell you that one of my favourite sayings is that the days you don't want to do something are the days you absolutely have to do it. Oh my goodness, my life would be completely different because some days I don't want to do anything so I would have to do everything! "Cle...
by SpiritSong
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Crystal's Daily Check In
Replies: 246
Views: 63166

Congrats on the blondie success! And congrats on not allowing pressure from others to make your decisions about your health for you!! When people offer me sweets during the week, I let them know I'm "not allowed" to have them until Friday (when I take my Saturday S-Day). I don't get into the details...
by SpiritSong
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

10/17/17 - Success. I was nervous that dinner wouldn't be enough. Since I am still using large plates, I had plenty of room for a small bunch of grapes. And then I ended up being too full to finish the grapes anyway! I did a "cheater" weigh in this morning (I weigh once a month officially) and I am ...
by SpiritSong
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Still haven't succeeded
Replies: 8
Views: 4295

I wouldn't give up on the No S Diet, but maybe read one of Jon Gabriel's books and see if that information hits home. He talks about how if the body wants to be fat, for whatever reason, anything we do to fight it will fail. So we need to let our subconscious know it is okay to lose weight.
by SpiritSong
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

There are about 28 people on my floor, so if everyone gets a birthday cake, that is more than two per month! Plus, I think half of them have birthdays in December, so that month was always pretty sickening between the cake and holiday goodies. 10/14/17 - Success! I ate a large lunch just to make sur...
by SpiritSong
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

Thanks, Gingerpie! I am trying to stay focused so this doesn't end up being my "honeymoon period." 8) 10/12/17 - Success. I did load my plate a bit for lunch as my employer provided pizza, garlic knots, and salad, but everyone else's plate was similar to mine since we were all taking it to another r...
by SpiritSong
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

10/11/17 - Success
by SpiritSong
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breakfasts - Big or small?
Replies: 24
Views: 10554

I find it impossible to eat much breakfast at 5 am, so I voted small breakfast. But I added a No S Mod wherein I can have one snack in the morning so I can last until my lunch at 1 pm. (Yes, I realize I wouldn't starve to death in 8 hours, but I also don't want to be distracted by hunger all morning...
by SpiritSong
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

I get up too early to skip breakfast, even on weekends, but thank you for the suggestion. I think I'll need to eat a bigger lunch and get strict with myself during the afternoon. 10/9/17 - Success! Did not take S-Day for Columbus/Indigenous People Day since I was working a normal day. 10/10/17 - Suc...
by SpiritSong
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
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Views: 450101

by SpiritSong
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

Hi Spirit, are your s-days split? That would be really hard for me. I'm sure I'd get mixed up on what day it is. I can sympathize with the chips-on-the-couch scenario though. Evening snacks are my nemesis. Does that then make no-s my super power? :shock: Best of luck to you tonight. I take Friday a...
by SpiritSong
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

10/7/17 - Fail. Was hanging out on the couch watching TV and needed a snack. And since I was having a snack, went ahead and had a Pepsi. Will have to work on better habits on Saturdays. Yes, I know that it why Saturday was supposed to be an S-Day, but I don't want to give up my Friday S-Day. 10/8/7 ...
by SpiritSong
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

10/4/17 - Success 10/5/17 - Success. I was home with sick dog, but still didn't snack! 10/6/17 - S-Day. Pretty calm one. Enjoyed my Coke with the lunch my boss bought me. I calculated that if I lose a half pound per week, I could be at goal weight on January 1, 2020. So when I think about cheating, ...
by SpiritSong
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

10/3/17 - Success. I was thinking about why I've dropped No S before, and mostly I think it was because having whatever you want whenever you want is fun. Of course, as adults, it is up to us to realize there are consequences for such behavior. And ruining the true pleasure of food is one of those c...
by SpiritSong
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Happy Belated Birthday, Reinhard!
Replies: 4
Views: 2980

Happy Belated Birthday, Reinhard!

I didn't want you to feel neglected after all these years! :D

I hope it was a good one and you had a super-special S Day!!

Thank you again for all you have done for us during your spins around the calendar.
by SpiritSong
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

10/2/17 - Had lemonade with dinner, but not taking a fail. I was visiting my husband in the hospital, ordered unsweetened ice tea, and somehow ended up with lemonade. With nothing else to drink, and the fact that it was about 1/2 cup in size, I drank it guilt free. Also managed to have a little wine...
by SpiritSong
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 450101

by SpiritSong
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

10/2/17 - Sweets at work for a coworker's birthday, but I didn't have any! And I had lunch at the mall and usually have a soda, but today I had a bottle of water.
by SpiritSong
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

Had a bit too much S-Day dinner and felt stuffed, not satisfied. Lesson learned.

On to my N-Days and regular meals.
by SpiritSong
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

Had my first of the month weigh-in this morning, and I am down! Yay! I know the results are not scientifically significant since I don't weigh myself over a few days and average it or anything, but down is down. 8) One half month on No S, and I am down 2.25 pounds. If the downward trend continues, p...
by SpiritSong
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

9/30/17 - Had to take another fail. I didn't eat enough for lunch and was hungry by 4:00, just as my husband went to take a nap. Got too hangry to wait for dinner. I was going to weigh in for the first of the month tomorrow, but after two fails, I hope I didn't gain. :lol: Just kidding. It is just a...
by SpiritSong
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

I'm in New York State. The Boston Market locator shows two locations in my area, the closest being 24 minutes away (which is why we don't get it that often). Yes, maybe next time we have it, I will pack up half of it to have the next day (except for the salad since then I would have to pick out the ...
by SpiritSong
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

9/28/17 - Had to take a fail. My husband brought me a Boston Market dinner, and the salad that came with it was too big to fit on my plate. If I thought it was still a reasonable amount of food, I would have done a virtual plate write-off, but I definitely ate more than I needed to. Oh, well, we don...
by SpiritSong
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

9/27/17 - I had a piece of chicken from my boss for dinner and needed something to go with it on my plate. I thought about having a fruit cup, but then opted for goldfish crackers instead. But, hey, I thought about having fruit! :D I just realized I started my HabitCal on September 1st when I starte...
by SpiritSong
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

9/26/17 - Success. Was offered a piece of no-flour chocolate cake (and usually I am the first in line for treats at the office), but I told her no, thank you, I'm not allowed sweets during the week. Yes, I'm that person who acts like Reinhard is following me around, slapping food out of my hand, whe...
by SpiritSong
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to handle work situations
Replies: 21
Views: 9083

People at my job are allowed to say "No, thank you" without any follow up harassment. We assume they didn't want the cake, not that they hate the person being honored. Along the same lines as Gingerpie's input, if it is somebody's famous chocolate cake and this is your one opportunity to try it, tak...
by SpiritSong
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

9/23/17 - Success.

9/24/17 - S-Day!

9/25/17 - I was just about to take the cookie my boss was offering when I remember, "Wait! I can't!" Luckily I had not touched the cookie yet so it was not rude to withdraw my hand. :) No S is definitely in my head, so that part is working.
by SpiritSong
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

9/22/17 - S-Day! Yay!

Beginning this process again is always interesting because of the "Oh, this is when I would have eaten something" moments on N-Days.
by SpiritSong
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's check in
Replies: 93
Views: 27317

9/20/17 - Only cheat was a mocha from my boss, but I was up late attending a Malala lecture, so the caffeine was needed. :shock: 9/21/17 - I was hungry a couple of hours before lunch and had my allowed morning snack. Normally, I may have been able to ignore it, but I am working on a big project at w...