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by r.jean
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Re: Jean's check in

It has been almost 3 weeks since I checked in. I am obviously lacking on my goal to check in weekly. I have been doing okay more than not and hopefully have at least maintained my weight which is the primary goal. After my 45 pound loss in 2011, I maintained pretty well for awhile. Then I started ha...
by r.jean
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2164
Views: 953640

Re: oolala53

I would agree that dietary monitoring is effective. I used a nutrition app for maybe 6 months awhile back when I was getting off track. It taught me a lot but it took me more than 15 minutes a day. Of course, I tend to be a perfectionist about accuracy so there was a lot more weighing and measuring ...
by r.jean
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Re: Jean's check in

I continue to be lax about coming to this site at least weekly. I need to do that. It makes me accountable. I weighed myself a couple days before the end of February instead of March first because we had company coming for a week. I knew that would disrupt normal eating and sleeping patterns and wan...
by r.jean
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom’s Journey 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: Tobiasmom’s Journey 2019

I definitely remember you Tobiasmom. I think we started around the same time. I started posting again not too long ago. I did not quit doing NoS, but I get lax when I do not post. Welcome back!
by r.jean
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Wow. You are ambitious. The website sounds like a lot of work.
by r.jean
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Re: Jean's check in

I got a bit off track the last couple weeks. I still had a lot of Green days and only a couple reds, but I quit tracking them regularly and was careless in my food choices. I also skipped posting on this forum which is an important part of staying on track. However, I think I have maintained enough ...
by r.jean
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Re: Jean's check in

Wow. It just took me a long time to figure out how to even get to my own check in. I have spent the last couple days exercising in a pool to start the healing process for my hip. My appetite is back which led to an indulgent (although technically compliant) day yesterday. Hopefully I can figure out ...
by r.jean
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2164
Views: 953640

Ugh. House issues are always stressful! Hoping for the best.

Tracking food never works for me other than tracking green vs red or yellow. Tracking exercise does work for me. I think it is a matter of tracking something that makes me feel positive rather than negative.
by r.jean
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

You are both right. It is about new habits that are taking place right now rather than the weight. I am amazed that I am not eating for comfort while being restricted by my hip issues. The extra weight is a health factor so I do not want to ignore it; yet, it has become secondary. I think monthly we...
by r.jean
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

I weighed myself today My January goal was to be at what I consider my maintenance weight after my 45 pound loss in year one of NoS (2011). I have maintained for 8 years but have had some lapses. I also stopped short of a “normal†weight I am 2.2 lbs below my maintenance weight. WooHoo! Wow. Febr...
by r.jean
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2164
Views: 953640

Swimming makes me ravenous too.

I have been told that as we get older we have a decreased sense of smell and that lack of smell can affect the appetite. Oolala, I know you and I are close in age. My sense smell has decreased, but so far my appetite has not.
by r.jean
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Thanks for the encouragement! I especially need it this week. I developed severe pain in my left hip and have hardly been able to walk since Sunday evening. It is a severe case of bursitis, and I have pretty much been housebound except for medical visits the last 3 days. However my week 4 of 2019 we...
by r.jean
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: scale y/n?
Replies: 13
Views: 1584

I think it is a personal choice. I try to weigh once a month.
by r.jean
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: is this S or not?
Replies: 12
Views: 1316

I occasionally have a little jam on my peanut butter toast and do no count it as a sweet. Generally it is from the farmer’s market and just a little adds flavor without a lot of sweetness.
by r.jean
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

I am finally feeling like my clothes are close to a normal fit. I wanted to be at my maintenance weight of the last 8 years by the time I weigh in on Feb 1. I do not think I am there yet but feel I will at least be close. I have achieved my goals this month by getting strict with myself on the basic...
by r.jean
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Thanks oolala. Good to explore options. I definitely needed my two yellow days this week, and they happened to fall on Saturday and Sunday. We went to an appetizer party on Saturday and had friends over for food and football Sunday. I enjoyed it and ate what I wanted. For week three, my other five d...
by r.jean
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: iPod pedometer
Replies: 6
Views: 4585

Thanks idontknow. I have figured out the daily rings and have my calories goal set at 600 and exercise at 30. I started using it January 1 and have closed the rings every day except the first two when I was still figuring it out. I did not know about the monthly challenges. I will have to check that...
by r.jean
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

2019 Week 2 No S compliance. Six Green days. One yellow day. I had one small S event. A friend wanted me to try a dark chocolate treat so I took a small square. Later I had a KIND bar with my supper that was maybe a bit of a sweet. Glass ceiling: 4 Green days. Three red. I am experimenting with ultr...
by r.jean
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197678

Hello Linda I have been on the NoS routine 8 years now but I strayed from this site. Like you I have maintained a large weight loss (45 lbs). I am catching back up with the people on this site and noticed you lost significantly more weight the past year or two Any words of wisdom on getting on the w...
by r.jean
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: iPod pedometer
Replies: 6
Views: 4585

I am also a gadget person. It started with an early version of the Nike running watch that was huge and clunky. I used Nike.com a lot back then but it was more limited than what Olivia describes. I had a Garmin Vivoactive the last 4 years and really liked it. One of the fun things with Garmin was cr...
by r.jean
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

True oolala. I did better this week getting things done. I have been altering, ironing, and hanging new drapes on a huge wall of windows and managed to get 2/3s done this week. Of course the chaos of taking old drapes and rods down and new up, my home is a mess. Oh well. This is my first week of the...
by r.jean
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Thank you automatedeating. It is good to see you are still here!
by r.jean
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

I know that New Years resolutions often go by the wayside within days so I try to make mine simple with an eye toward starting super small and building goals up as time goes on. For example my first goal for this year is to record compliance on three things by simply writing red or green every day. ...
by r.jean
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

I had to search for my thread because I have not posted since January. I still see some familiar names in the current postings though! Recap of my story. I started No S on 12/20/2010. I was a nonstop evening snacker. I ate a fair number of sweets at that time, but they were not my primary weakness. ...
by r.jean
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2164
Views: 953640

Obviously I have some catching up to do on my reading. Keep up the writing!
by r.jean
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom’s Journey
Replies: 30
Views: 8425

Hello! You and I started around the same time so I always like to see how you are doing. The 2018 miles challenge is intriguing. Maybe I will join you in that. I have 3 miles so far. It is so bitterly cold here that I will not get a lot of mileage right now. I walked inside yesterday, but my exercis...
by r.jean
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Thanks everyone for your encouraging posts! I have also read and benefitted from all of your posts. Sometimes when I do not have time to post, I just read a few. I did weigh today and was two pounds over my weight I have been maintaining. Considering the holiday eating I have done over the last ten ...
by r.jean
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

I got very busy and fell away from posting but I am doing well. I have been with No S since late 2010, and I lost 45 lbs the first year. To answer your question Oolala that was a loss of approximately 20% of my starting weight. This loss took me out of the obese BMI range, but I am still overweight....
by r.jean
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Oct 1. -47 lbs since No S beginning. I decided to weigh one week after start of new plan just out of curiosity. No loss but no gain this week. Maintenance is success! This week was a bit off. Started and ended with semi indulgent S days. Was green the other days but was sick with a virus part of the...
by r.jean
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

I do not know my body fat Oolala. That would be interesting to know. They say muscle decreases as you get older so that of course means more body fat if you stay the same weight. All the more reason to focus on those extra pounds as I age. I do not really anticipate smaller meals. I just focus on he...
by r.jean
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Wanted to share my first month's results!
Replies: 8
Views: 4698

Perfect! Stick with it!
by r.jean
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

It has been a trying two weeks. My bronchitis just would not clear up and as the half marathon approached the forecast climbed into the 90s with heat indexes close to 100. I figured I am old enough to know better than to do something that could make me sick all over again. I felt well enough on race...
by r.jean
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

My cold turned into full blown bronchitis and sinus infection. I waited too long to go to the doctor and am still struggling to recover. Half-marathon in one week. I am resting and hoping for recovery. Pretty much S all week. I consider sick days S days. When I am sick I eat when I am hungry. I tend...
by r.jean
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

I continued to struggle last week with disordered eating. It was a busy hectic week, and I really have no idea what I ate Thursday-Saturday. I think some of my No S habits are so ingrained that even when I do not do well, I still do way better than my pre No S days. I also managed to put my exercise...
by r.jean
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Hi Oolala! The snack I had at school was not a big problem until I turned it into a problem by continuing to break the rules as the day went on. The snack was close to lunch so I could have just counted it as part of my lunch and pared something off my planned lunch accordingly. Instead I compounded...
by r.jean
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Plate equivalency
Replies: 10
Views: 5366

The idea is to define the meal in some way even though it may not be on a plate. I think the key is to have portions which you can look at and judge that it is a reasonable meal. In other words, assemble your meal and set it all in front of you, and you will know if it is excessive or not. Then eat ...
by r.jean
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

My week deteriorated Wednesday. At work, we had a snack in class. One of the students brought one to me, and I took it. I was not even thinking. Once I had it, it would have been awkward not to eat it because the rule about snacks is that they are consumed in the classroom and not taken for later. S...
by r.jean
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Sunday is an S day but was green. 4 miles running. Weights at gym. Monday was green. I worked and ate pizza (small piece) and salad and mandarin oranges for lunch. Much better cafeteria food than Friday. My supper was rather large but within the rules. No running or gym but fit walking in whenever I...
by r.jean
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Race day S or N day?
Replies: 4
Views: 2926

If I do a long run in the morning, I split my breakfast into a small part pre-run and the rest post run. I do the same thing any time exercise or something else interferes with my normal three meal schedule. I am pretty much Vanilla NoS, but I allow myself this small mod.
by r.jean
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How long did it take for you to stop overeating at meals?
Replies: 10
Views: 5230

If I get what you are saying correct, your plate was not full and it left you unsatisfied. Then I think it is okay to add to the meal and not call it a second. If the plate was full, then it is a RED. I purposefully start with a small serving sometimes hoping it will satisfy, but if it does not then...
by r.jean
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Teaching and weird eating
Replies: 8
Views: 4591

I have the same problem for different reasons so I split my meals on some days. I might have a banana or a yogurt only early in the morning followed by a mid morning meal that is the rest of what I would have had for breakfast. Lunch would be late and then a normal filling supper. This is a mod, but...
by r.jean
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Thanks Oolala! A reminder of the options. Pointing out the obvious as a reminder is never a bad idea!. You are right that we know what we should do, but we do not always do it. I bought a bunch of veggies (celery, peppers, grape tomatoes, etc ) to clean up and have ready on the run, but I never got ...
by r.jean
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Writing everything down for this week was informative and would be a good thing to do occasionally. However, it is too time consuming to do all the time. I had One S day, One Red day, Three Green days, and Two days that were Green with the exception an S treat. I learned that advance meal planning o...
by r.jean
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2164
Views: 953640

Interesting observations. I do believe that we should accept other people as they are and that we should not judge people for their obesity. There are certain people who have have low metabolisms that will always struggle. Then there are those people who struggle with being underweight. My mother wa...
by r.jean
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2164
Views: 953640

I let stress really affect my eating in 2016 and probably gained 10-15 lbs. I avoided the scale, but I know how my clothes fit. I have lost that weight finally and am back maintaining my 45 lb loss from year one. I cannot offer much advice on stopping that spiral since I know all the advice and stil...
by r.jean
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gingerpie's 21 day challenge
Replies: 558
Views: 257336

I think you have to decide to just let it all go and take it one day at a time in order to get the result you want. I quit keeping constant track of how many reds I have a long time ago. In my mind, I note that I had a red day, and I move on. However, this only works UNTIL I start gaining weight. Th...
by r.jean
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

This will be my one week log of food. I will just edit with updates. Sunday was an S day. Did not log food. Monday: BF: Greek yogurt pre-run (6.5 miles) Boiled egg, small low sodium V8, one piece wheat toast with PB after run. Lunch: Sandwich: turkey/roast beef/provolone/tomato/onion on wheat (moder...
by r.jean
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2164
Views: 953640

We have several similarities when it comes to the winding down of our careers and our "retirement." We also had many transitions going on the year I left which left three of us doing the work of five because positions take forever to fill. This added to my burn out the final year. I also substitute ...
by r.jean
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

I was sort of thinking along the same lines Oolala. I divide my breakfast sometimes so why not divide my supper? I am failing because I am truly hungry, and eating a more generous plate for dinner is not working. So make the more generous plate but save part of it. I already log my exercise, but I t...
by r.jean
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Last week was busy. I think I had one yellow, two reds, and four greens. Saturday was an S day, but it was green. Exercise continues to interfere with normal eating. I ran twenty miles this week, did weights twice, volleyball twice, and 105,000 steps on my watch. I am still feeling behind on half ma...
by r.jean
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2164
Views: 953640

I worked in a helping profession in child welfare before retirement. Like teachers, it is exhausting to be constantly responsible for contributing to the well being of others. My initial plan was to stay until 60, but I left early. I had enough years to leave without any penalty. That last year I wo...
by r.jean
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Haha Oolala! I have plenty reserves too! Last week was great for exercise but not stellar for eating. I only had two greens. However, I had/helped host a 3 day camping weekend reunion that I took three S days for. It was wonderful. The good thing is that the scale was only two pounds up on Monday af...
by r.jean
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Started my week well on Sunday with a 9 mile long run. Pace was not the greatest with more walk breaks than I strive for, but it was adequate. I ate a lot Sunday. I did not fuel enough after the run which led to snacking and overeating later. Oh well it was an S day. Monday was fine for exercise. Pl...
by r.jean
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Successful week. NoS = One Yellow, Six green. The second Yellow day ended up being Green. Exercise = Green times 7. Met most exercise goals. 29 total miles. 15 miles at an average 12:30 pace. Felt good about the improved pace. 14 miles untimed walking. Weights 3 days; 30 minutes each. Did not do a l...
by r.jean
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 165164

I agree that my biggest failures come after resisting the day before. Fix yourself something yummy but NoS compliant tomorrow!
by r.jean
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 144460

One red day! Awesome! Five pounds lost rather than five pounds gained? Also awesome! I gained weight in 2016 after a traumatic year and am just now getting back down to the weight that I successfully maintained for 5-6 years which is 45 lbs less than I weighed prior to starting No S. My mantra when ...
by r.jean
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Thanks oolala! You and I are of similar age, and I have read your posts since I started in late 2010. I am envious of your BMI because I got to 29 and got complacent. Now that I am in my 60s, I am feeling those extra pounds more than before. I need/want to get to a BMI of 24.9. Right now I am losing...
by r.jean
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Today is day one for me of the new week. Last week "score card": No S: Two yellow/S days; one red; 4 green Exercise: Green seven days. Met weights goal (3 times for 30 minutes) Met total mileage goal (28 mile goal; 31 completed) Came close to pace goal. (Goal is to time at least half of my miles at ...
by r.jean
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Finishing up Friday with GREEN times 2. Five miles today. (3 at 39:07; 2 entirely walking). Almost blew my NoS but grabbed grapes instead of ice cream to round out my supper. I was craving something sweet!
by r.jean
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 10 months in testimonial
Replies: 15
Views: 9811

Good for you!

I agree that the weight loss becomes a side benefit. The changes in our relationship with food is the primary benefit.

I enjoy food (in moderation) more than I ever enjoyed food before!
by r.jean
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Thursday was green for exercise and NoS. Walked 3.5 miles at a relaxed pace. Obviously exercise is good and Vanilla NoS is fairly consistent. The problem is often poor food choice. I am working on it.
by r.jean
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Thanks Merry! Our primary home only got some minor basement seepage, but we have an RV in a permanent spot in a recreational area which had to be relocated. Luckily we found a place fairly close and fairly inexpensive to take it. Now we are waiting for the water to go recede. I ended up with a RED o...
by r.jean
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Monday I forced myself to do 10 miles. I told myself I will not be able to say I am not motivated when the actual half-marathon day arrives. I made the distance the goal rather than the time. (First 7 miles pace average = 13:30. Last 3 miles I gave up and walked the whole time.). But I did it. Also ...
by r.jean
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Splandrea's sporadic check-ins
Replies: 52
Views: 19270

Hello Splandrea, I am in my seventh year of No S. I started with a goal to get under 30 BMI. I lost 45 lbs in year one and accomplished that goal. I have a secondary goal to get under 25 BMI which is more elusive. I felt so much better after year one that I got lazy. I settled in with the basic No S...
by r.jean
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

I finished out last week feeling okay with where I was at given that I was feeling a little funky all week from post vacation tiredness. I did NOT manage to get my last couple of miles in as planned, but there was a decent reason. We were dealing with storm and flooding issues on Saturday. We were n...
by r.jean
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Hi Merry and oolala! Posting did help the other day. I have been green since and have caught up on most of my weekly exercise goals. I did not get my long run in this week, and I walked more than ran; however, I only need 2.5 miles tomorrow to finish out the week making my total weekly miles goal. T...
by r.jean
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Thanks for the comments Merry and oolala! I obviously failed at my weekly posting, but I have not failed in tracking for myself. I had a huge challenge from July 1-16. I had three back to back trips with lots of driving and activity. It started with a 4 day camping trip, a quick night at home and th...
by r.jean
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Thanks for the comments Elyssa! I really meant to start checking in every few days, but obviously that did not happen. I have been doing well with exercise, but temptations with summer foods and beverages have led to reds with NoS and Glass ceiling. It is mostly on the weekends. Unfortunately that m...
by r.jean
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Getting back on track

Hello Everyone! I have followed NoS since late 2010 but have not checked in for over a year. I lost 45 lbs on No S initially but have stayed in the overweight range (but not obese). After an especially rough year last year, my weight started creeping up. This year is better, and I am slowly improvin...
by r.jean
Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Thanks Queenie for your comments. You are right, Lent is a stricter standard than no S so I was gauging two things. This week is the same. I did not do GREAT but not TERRIBLE either. March 1-Green 2 Green 3 Green 4 Red but not a bad day. I was really busy and ate a very light breakfast and light lun...
by r.jean
Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Queenie's CIEN #1 (100 days of No-S)
Replies: 161
Views: 60561

I empathize with the dilemma about piling a plate high versus having seconds if the plate was small to begin with. I think we all have to judge on our own what constitutes having seconds and what does not. Tonight I took a modest portion of everything because a friend stopped by and ended up joining...
by r.jean
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

I am not doing very well on my goal of weekly check ins. Here is Feb 16-29. Of the four S days I only used one on Sunday 2/21. I am so ingrained now against snacking and seconds that I just rarely do it. My S day treats are usually sweets which I gave up for Lent. However I did slip and eat two Klon...
by r.jean
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Queenie's CIEN #1 (100 days of No-S)
Replies: 161
Views: 60561

Just stopping by to cheer you on. It looks like you are figuring it out. Just like you, I do not want it to be obvious that I am on a "diet." I no longer consider NO S a diet; it is just a way of eating. It is now natural to decline sweets without an explanation. If I am pressed to accept after sayi...
by r.jean
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

I did not get around to posting on Saturday so my second week of weekly posting is 10 days. Feb 6 to Feb 15 6-7 S days, 1 mild, 1 over the top 8-9 Two Red days, this included Mardi Gras on the 9th which was over the top. 10-15: Six Green Days. Even my S days ended up being green. For Lent I decided ...
by r.jean
Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Thanks Quennie! I am retired, and we have started going South for two months at the beginning of the year. This is good for exercise opportunities, good for socialization but bad for food discipline. I feel like I am at least maintaining. My ailing family member is at least stable, but it is somewha...
by r.jean
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Queenie's CIEN #1 (100 days of No-S)
Replies: 161
Views: 60561

It looks like you are doing well. You have some great insights. We are close in age (I am coming up on 60 in April.) so I identify with many of your experiences and observations. Good luck as you continue this No S journey The best thing for me has been the sanity. I enjoy food so much more than I d...
by r.jean
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Thanks Queenie! January 16-31 There were 6 S days, 2 Red days, and 8 green days. Overall food choices were maybe a little better. I made some strides on choosing chicken/fish/etc more and pork and beef less. I worked on adding more vegetables and had more salads than usual. The two red days were emo...
by r.jean
Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Obviously I have not been posting, but I am still following No S. I reviewed my history with myself and started the New Year with a renewed commitment to being stricter with the rules but remaining Vanilla with no mods and no extra rules. Review: Started 12/20/2010 Lost 45 lbs in 2011. Maintained th...
by r.jean
Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: You Can't Eat and Knit: Thoughts on Displacement Activity
Replies: 11
Views: 6492

I crochet and I try to do it when I watch TV. I think it does help to keep me from snacking. Recently we started doing jigsaw puzzles again, and I end up working on them during commercials or during a low point in the TV watching. We did puzzles as a family when I was growing up and occasionally whe...
by r.jean
Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Saturday
S day
Potluck an rolls bolle (2 hours) with friends.
Shopping at mall with daughter.
Green for exercise.
by r.jean
Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Friday
Went to get a blood work for upcoming physical.
Spent the rest of the morning decluttering.
Volleyball 1 1/4 hours.
More decluttering in afternoon.
Crocheting and TV.
No diet soda.
Green for food and exercise.
by r.jean
Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 181171

Very interesting ideas owendell. I have a charity place less than a mile from home so I accumulate things in a box and throw it in the car when it is full and drop it off. I call for larger items. The mailbox idea is new to me and intriguing. I would imagine that the horrible influx of unsolicited j...
by r.jean
Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Thanks Linda. I am doing better since I started the positive tracking, even though yesterday was not so good. Wednesday 12/2 Red for food and Green for exercise. Ran errands and did Christmas shopping most of morning. Worked on crocheting and some cleaning. Did not eat out. No diet soda. 45 minutes ...
by r.jean
Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Tuesday 12/1 Last night I woke up from coughing and was also very hungry. I wanted a snack but settled for milk. Afterwards I thought about years past when I would have just eaten something without thinking. Green for food and exercise. No alcohol. No diet soda. Two hours on phone calls and computer...
by r.jean
Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Thanks Linda. I did exercise today and hope everything will fall into place now that I am finally feeling like everything is healing/recovering! Green day for food and exercise. No diet soda. At least I ate breakfast at home :roll: Caught up on some paperwork. How can so much stuff accumulate?! Gym:...
by r.jean
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197678

Thanks for stopping by my thread. Hope your Thanksgiving was great. Your comment about having sisters came right as we were all 3 getting to spend some sister time with our younger sister and her husband being in the country for much of November. I am so thankful for family. Your comment about how h...
by r.jean
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Sunday 11/29 Green Day (on an S Day) I had no real desires for any "S" today so it is green. No alcohol. No diet soda. Fixed food at home for breakfast and lunch. (Carry out for supper) Did some bill paying and other paperwork and some minor housework. Lazy day. Getting over my cold. Hip is finally ...
by r.jean
Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Friday Mild S day Family remains in town, and we gather for at least one meal a day I ate a small breakfast and lunch and a moderate supper. Only S was a slice of homemade apple pie. No dining out. Green for exercise. Elliptical and walking. Saturday S day for food and exercise. The only S was a few...
by r.jean
Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Wednesday 11/25 Caught up on newspapers. Ran errands most of morning. Went to store with daughter after lunch. Did 4 loads of laundry for a friend with a broken machine. Green for food. Fixed all meals at home. Red for exercise. Coming down with a cold but this is really not an excuse. Thursday S Da...
by r.jean
Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Monday 11/23 8 hours of sewing with a break in the middle for a quick trip to the gym. At least part of the day was working together with my sister and some major gift projects were completed. Watched grandbaby for 3 hours after that. Green for food and exercise. Tuesday 11/24 Caught up on household...
by r.jean
Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Yes I am so lucky Linda! I have two wonderful sisters and we are all close even though our younger sister lives far away. I hope this for your girls too!
by r.jean
Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Sunday, 11/22, Day 7 of positive tracking only S day: My only S was a bowl of snickers ice cream after dinner. Cleaned out a closet. Worked on sewing projects for about 3 1/2 hours. Made breakfast at home. Ate lunch with my sister before we spent the afternoon playing cards with our father and his f...
by r.jean
Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Saturday 11/21 Today was a green day even though it is Saturday. I felt the need to eat moderately after my massive red day yesterday. I was not even tempted to overindulge. Green for exercise also. 40 minutes at gym: weights/stretches. No alcohol. No diet soda. Made all three meals at home. Went to...
by r.jean
Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Friday 11/20 Up at 4:30 to go with my dad for out of town medical appointments. Treated for lunch afterwards Took a nap and went to a hockey game with husband. RED for food and exercise. Took toast with me for my breakfast. No diet soda. Unfortunately I had to search for anything positive about the ...
by r.jean
Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Struggling
Replies: 7
Views: 3783

It sounds like everyone is different in how they handle hunger. Like you, I tend to eat too much at the next meal if I get too hungry. Like others I use a beverage to get through if I need to, mostly milk or tomato juice. However, I stay away from snacks that you chew. I think somewhere in his book ...
by r.jean
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Thursday 11/19 An hour of errands An hour of sewing. Went to volleyball for the first time in 3 weeks (since the hip bursitis flared up) Played one game and then watched. Did gentle stretching while watching. 3 more hours of sewing. Fixed all three meals at home and had a couple extras for dinner (f...
by r.jean
Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197678

It is amazing how much you do in a day when you acknowledge it!

PS: I hate rental property! We still have one but are working on getting rid of it.
by r.jean
Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

I know, right? Let's remember we do a lot! At the end of days that I think I have wasted, I find I did a lot. Plus on days I made some poor food choices, I often made good ones as well. Wednesday 11/18 Quick dash of necessary household chores for an hour before heading out for the day. Spent 9 hours...
by r.jean
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Thanks osoniye! It works for me if I stick with it. Tuesday 11/17 positives Early morning gym for weights/stretches (45 mins) Worked (sub at BD school) Ran a couple errands on way home in spite of rain. 1:45 sewing on quilts Fixed breakfast and supper at home; lunch provided at school; we eat with t...
by r.jean
Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 139645

Monday New week. I decided to focus on positive tracking. I have done this before. I write down good choices and good accomplishments for the day. This helps remind me that I am doing some things right even if I am not perfect in other areas. Finished crocheting a baby hat Weights/stretches at gym (...