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by milliem
Thu May 02, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly daily check in
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: Milly daily check in

Your dinners look perfectly healthy to me! Glad it’s going okay so far. Thanks! The plates could stand to include more veggies but hey, one thing at a time :) After the first day of 'oh my god I'm so hungry what the hell' it's definitely become a little more tolerable. Wednesday 1st May: Green Brea...
by milliem
Wed May 01, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly daily check in
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: Milly daily check in

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th were S days of course. Ate a fair bit in terms of snacking and sweets each day, but probably not more than I have been before returning to NoS, so it should still be less over the week! Monday 29th: green Breakfast - carrot and pineapple muffin Lunch - cauliflower curry...
by milliem
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly daily check in
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: Milly daily check in

Thanks Octavia and automatedeating :D

Friday 26th April: success

Breakfast: carrot and pineapple muffin, grapes
Lunch: quinoa salad, raspberries
Dinner: burger and fries

Back on track yesterday and avoided the rest of the chocolate! Looking forward to the weekend S days :lol:
by milliem
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 244
Views: 104667

Re: Why did you leave? Why are you back?

I stopped because I wasn’t losing weight and to be honest was finding it hard to stick to the n days... so I kind of gave up. I didn’t switch to another plan I just stopped doing anything about my eating! I’m back because I don’t feel great in my body and have developed some unhealthy habits that I ...
by milliem
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly daily check in
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: Milly daily check in

Thursday 25th April: fail Breakfast : carrot and pineapple muffin, grapes Lunch: panini & salad Dinner: hummus, pita bread & salad Also ate some chocolates when I got home from work - an Easter candy package arrived from my in laws and my hunger and sweet tooth won out! Today is green so far, just n...
by milliem
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly daily check in
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: Milly daily check in

Thanks liveitup!

Wednesday 24th April: success

Breakfast: smoothie, croissant, soy yogurt
Lunch: chicken salad and coleslaw
Dinner: gnocchi and tomato sauce

Going to have a tea now to stave off any cravings, although the bowl of gnocchi I had was ginormous and very satisfying!
by milliem
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly daily check in
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Milly daily check in

Well this is my umpteenth time of No S! I've never really stopped thinking about it as a way of eating, but haven't been following the ideas (or any idea other than eat whatever I want...) in quite some time and have put back on every pound I've ever lost :/ Focusing on habits and reducing my tenden...
by milliem
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: April Challenge
Replies: 17
Views: 4694

A bit of a NoS break due to a stressful life situation (basically a few weeks of fails and S days!) but back on it this week, determined to start eating sensibly again! 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Going to log fails and 'funny stuff' in this challenge thread: 18/4 - two scoops of va...
by milliem
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: March Challenge
Replies: 26
Views: 6003

Phew well March was a bust... husband was horribly ill (six hospital visits in eight days) and the stress and weird routine led to some very not good eating. Some days I just ate two meals, some days I ate a whole cake :oops: :roll: I was also away for part of March with family and friends so had mo...
by milliem
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

Thursday 15th March - success Friday 16th March - success Inner toddler was around on Thursday evening, having a bit of 'but I WANT dessert why can't I have one' thinking :roll: but luckily not for long. I ate out last night and shared food with friends, so had to do a bit more virtual plating but I...
by milliem
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Trying to start No-S. I think I need some support..
Replies: 10
Views: 3096

Welcome!

Some people track each 'S' to get a picture of where they are struggling a bit, it can also help show your successes in a bit more detail! Every day is a new opportunity! Plus you only ever have to go 5 days before you can relax a bit :)
by milliem
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 496
Views: 53085

I love a lunchtime buffet, although they are mostly brown food :lol: Even if N days don't always go to plan I definitely think it's worth noting the times when you did resist a snack or sweet temptation! We had two buckets (yes buckets) of little mini treats in work today, I would definitely have ha...
by milliem
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

I think it is a real feat that you didn't fill the time between the doughnut and the impending cake with more S's. I didn't! And while most of my friends had two helpings of fajitas for dinner I had one plateful and stuck at that :) Wednesday 14th March - success Had mezze for dinner so virtual pla...
by milliem
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

I did indeed have cake on Friday - ginger chocolate cupcakes. No regrets, they were delicious!

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th - S days

Monday 12th - failure
Ate some lindt chocolate in the evening, I think out of boredom more than anything else.

Tuesday 13th - success
by milliem
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 496
Views: 53085

I eat yoghurts on N days as part of meals. They sometimes have some sugar in, but it's no sweets not no sugar and I generally wouldn't consider a fruit yoghurt a 'sweet'.

I do stay away from yoghurts that are flavoured chocolate, toffee, caramel etc.
by milliem
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

7th March - success Funny stuff: went out for dinner and shared some dough balls with my husband to start, but managed to successfully virtual plate them by leaving about 1/4 of my main uneaten. They were delicious and I was full at that point anyway so happy with that! 8th March - success 9th March...
by milliem
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: March Challenge
Replies: 26
Views: 6003

One S event on an S day is what they are meant to be eventually anyway. (bk.p. 105) Sounds like you used it perfectly. I'm pretty good at keeping the NWS days as a single S, working on it for regular S days! This month I'm working at not perma snacking on regular S days, and keeping my S's wherever...
by milliem
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

4th March - S day
S's were a brownie with brunch, a couple of small cannoli after dinner, and a few chocolate covered pretzels in the evening.

5th March - fail
I had the rest of the chocolate covered pretzel's after dinner, rough day :/

6th March - success
by milliem
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

I know that term (worked for the British Council in Iran in the late '70's.) Couldn't remember if there was a difference between "proper" and "right proper." Have a nice Sweekend! Well I don't know exactly but right proper sounds more like something a Northener would say... :wink: Yesterday's S day...
by milliem
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

I like that notion of a proper WTH evening. Could you have also said "right proper"? or would that have been being more along the lines of wild? Hah, proper in my UK terminology means something like... good/correct/done well. So I did failure very well last week :lol: 1st March - success 2nd March ...
by milliem
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: March Challenge
Replies: 26
Views: 6003

Marking a NWS day for 2nd March - although it was more an S 'event' as the daytime was vanilla NoS, evening involved a celebration and dessert.
by milliem
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

The burger and cake were from a local farmers market so all produce was by whoever sold them to me! :) Not been a great week really. Monday 26th was a success but Tuesday and Wednesday were not. Think I'm going to switch to reporting by exception this month and see how that goes. Tuesday 27th Feb - ...
by milliem
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: March Challenge
Replies: 26
Views: 6003

I'm up for the challenge! February was tricky so need to keep going with the accountability.

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by milliem
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: February Challenge
Replies: 39
Views: 9865

Doh, fell at the last hurdle with a couple of red days to end February. Pretty sure down to poor sleep and the stress of trying to move countries. February was 73.9% compliance, onward to March!
by milliem
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

Thanks! I certainly made up for it at the weekend :D

Sunday 25th Feb - S day

Breakfast - duck burger and apricot loaf (late brekkie at a market)
Lunch - leftover curry
Snacks - doughnut, chocolate
Dinner - roast chicken, veg and sweet potato, more chocolate
by milliem
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 517
Views: 138108

I really love the ideas from acceptance and commitment therapy - basically that it's important to tolerate uncomfortable feelings and do what brings you closer to your goals despite those feelings. So if you're anxious, accept that, make room for the feeling, don't try and fight it. If you can, stil...
by milliem
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

Thanks for the suggestions both :) Friday was better, didn't feel the urge to snack or have sweet treats. Despite the fact that I was being offered sweets all evening at the cinema! Friday 23rd Feb - success Breakfast - bagel Lunch - leftover pizza Dinner - steak bulgogi Saturday 24th Feb - S day Br...
by milliem
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

I think I need to find something to occupy me more in the evenings because the toddler is strong at the moment even with just a few hours between dinner and bed time! It might be because I had an extended S day period when I was ill, or it might be because I know I have delicious gourmet chocolate i...
by milliem
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

Wednesday 21st Feb - success Breakfast - porridge with mixed berries, coffee Lunch - sushi, salad and crisps Dinner - leftover chinese takeaway from Monday The inner toddler is tantruming for chocolate today (I have some delicious stuff left over from the weekend) but determined not to give in. May ...
by milliem
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 164694

Welcome back and congrats on the successes! It's funny how natural waiting for your next meal starts to become isn't it?
by milliem
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: February Challenge
Replies: 39
Views: 9865

I'm calling today a 'near miss' - my inner toddler was definitely out and I almost caved and ate some leftover delicious chocolate I bought last weekend. Especially as my husband was sat next to me munching on sweets! :evil: Fortunately though despite his evil ways he did not enable me at all (he kn...
by milliem
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

Although I didn't overeat most days last week it was all S days and one red so getting back to regular N days feels quite tough! Monday 19th Feb - success Breakfast - porridge with dried fruit Lunch - chickpea salad, mango Dinner - chinese takeaway Tuesday 20th Feb - success Breakfast - porridge Lun...
by milliem
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 517
Views: 138108

Personally I'm not sure it's necessarily 'diet head' to be thinking about what is on your plate and what meals may have more nice veggies involved than heavy fried foods. I'm not in your head of course! If that thinking leads to anxiety, restrictions, mods or fails in frustration it of course is goi...
by milliem
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 586
Views: 71187

Hmmm. Weighed myself this morning, and once again I’m back at my starting point, as I am every Monday. Two months and no weight loss! I would never have endured this in my dieting days! Is this normal? During the week I gradually go down 2-3 lb, then on the weekend it comes back up. Well this can...
by milliem
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 496
Views: 53085

First day back at work is always tough! Hope you have a good evening :)
by milliem
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

Thursday 15th - S day Back at work after illness, I mostly ate very light but had to eat a banana and some things outside normal mealtimes due to feeling lightheaded/weird. Still not quite over the illness I think. Friday 16th - failure I felt mostly better on Friday and ate within N day guidelines ...
by milliem
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: February Challenge
Replies: 39
Views: 9865

There's a lot of sickness going around! I had horrible flu last week from Saturday to Thursday/Friday. No nausea thankfully but I had absolutely no appetite most of the time, so just allowed myself to eat what I could when I could. Sunday to Wednesday that was very little and Thursday was more back ...
by milliem
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: One plate fear
Replies: 4
Views: 2180

I think the other thing to remember is that it's not a total disaster if you feel hungry before your next meal. I've had to white-knuckle it through a few times but you can just make your next plate a bit fuller. It's a learning process what meal content and size works for you, which is the great th...
by milliem
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

I'm finally feeling better - just about. That was a nasty flu, and I haven't eaten much the last few days. Yesterday was half a bagel, half a tin of rice pudding and a banana. This morning I've managed most of a bowl of porridge so far. So Monday 12th - Wednesday 14th will be S days Today was meant ...
by milliem
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2377
Views: 730938

From my calorie counting days, 1 lb = 3500 calories so you'd have to eat that much EXTRA to what you burned off by existing/exercising/activity in order for any weight gain to actually be weight rather than water retention, bloating etc. It's nice not to have to count that on No S but I'm also mindf...
by milliem
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

what is poutine? It's a Canadian dish - fries, cheese curds and gravy :) Well this weekend was a super light one but mainly as I've had the flu and had zero to no appetite for most of the time. I'm still feeling under the weather but my appetite is returning so I'm taking today as a Sick day and ea...
by milliem
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

Friday 9th Feb - success

Breakfast - crisps and jerky
Lunch - rice, edamame and mackerel
Dinner - pizza

Ran out of milk for my normal breakfast porridge! The pizza came on a board not a plate but it was (large) plate sized... :)
by milliem
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 586
Views: 71187

Maybe the distraction is something about trying to work and eat at the same time - I feel the pain of working through lunch but sometimes you just have to down tools (keyboard...) for 10 minutes and eat! I am sometimes so busy at work that I do barely have 10 minutes to sit down and don't manage to ...
by milliem
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 496
Views: 53085

Enjoy your holiday! Looks like you've had a good NoS week :)
by milliem
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sonya's checkin
Replies: 605
Views: 345462

Nice work! It's a good feeling to look forward to a few tasty treats on a weekend :)
by milliem
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 29456

That's true! I think the way I was eating before was fairly NoS friendly but extra chocolate and snacks and bad food choices were creeping in. Over the year times when I just ate whatever whenever were balanced by calorie counting where I paid more attention and lost a bit of weight, but I basically...
by milliem
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2163
Views: 951795

Sorry to hear about your injury, hope it heals quickly! I love your attitude that you will try and find a way to exercise despite it all, I'd be happily on the sofa, eating chocolate and marking it a sick day :lol:
by milliem
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

Wednesday 7th Feb - success Breakfast - porridge and dried fruit Lunch - soup, toast and mixed nuts Dinner - poutine and coleslaw Had dinner out with family plus a beer or two Thursday 8th Feb - success Breakfast - malt loaf, dried fruit Lunch - edamame salad and salmon Dinner - red pesto chicken an...
by milliem
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

Very much on track with the "adjustment." Sounds similar to my eating life before, though I don't know if you ate tons of sweets outside of meals as I did. Oh yes. I have quite the sweet tooth! :) Monday 5th Feb - Success Breakfast - porridge with blueberries Lunch - edamame salad, hot smoked salmo...
by milliem
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Heather221 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 13108

That's fair enough Heather I think we all set our boundaries, and may need to adjust depending on how they work for us.

For me S days are about treats - getting back to seeing cakes or sweets or chocolate as a 'treat' and not something I eat every day is actually refreshing!
by milliem
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 29456

N days are going OK for me, I'm definitely getting used to the routine and finding my way through.

S days are a little wild! No wilder than a weekend used to be however, so I'm still a step ahead of where I was before...
by milliem
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

Thanks Sonya :) Oolala it doesn't set me off, it's something I'm already aware of. I wasn't eating massively unhealthily before NoS, just to excess more often than is reasonable, and I calorie counted for quite a long time. So I know that if I eat three nicely balanced meals a day on N days and then...
by milliem
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 516
Views: 74494

jenji wrote:A wrap is a cold, stiff, al dente container of sadness.
:lol: :lol: I love this description! I agree there are so many things better than wraps (although I will have them when making fajitas, enchiladas etc.)
by milliem
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

Friday 2nd Feb - Success Breakfast - cheese and ham croissant Lunch - pasty and salad Dinner - chicken burger and fries Saturday 3rd Feb - S day Breakfast - bacon sandwich, coffee, iced bun Afternoon - hot cross bun Dinner - fishcakes and veggies, small chocolate pudding. Today has been an interesti...
by milliem
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 586
Views: 71187

I'm having the exact same internal debate/struggle about S days and whether to try and 'control' them. I like the idea that N day habits will bleed over, hopefully that doesn't take too long to happen!
by milliem
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sonya's checkin
Replies: 605
Views: 345462

Oof I feel your pain, I'm currently working on thesis revisions as well - almost done thankfully! Good luck with them :)
by milliem
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Heather221 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 13108

Good work on getting back to greens! Did you want to mark yourself a red because soup and bread don't 'count' as one plate? I know Reinhard says to put everything on your plate if you possibly can but I think there's something to be said for leaving soup in the bowl and having bread on the side! In ...
by milliem
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

Thanks oolala! Thursday 1st Feb - success Breakfast - cinnamon porridge, grapes Lunch - cheese and crackers, cold meats and cucumber Dinner - pasta with tomato sauce and cheese Went out with friends in the evening and stuck to two drinks. I've started weighing daily to see the trends and hopefully s...
by milliem
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: February Challenge
Replies: 39
Views: 9865

I'm in! Any improvement is great gingerpie :) January's goal was to get a 21 day streak which I achieved, and I managed about 90% compliance. I want to beat my 'streak' and compliance this month! Might be a bit tricky as I have more social events this month but hoping to contain them mostly to weeke...
by milliem
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FarmerHal
Replies: 11
Views: 3388

Sorry to hear you're having a rough self-esteem time. It's never nice to mark a red but I agree with ladybird, the ability to avoid the slide into 'what the hell' thinking when the day is already red is a real positive. I'm also wondering if your interesting lunch choice had anything to do with reac...
by milliem
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

A few busy days turned into a busy almost week without logging here! Friday 26th Jan - success Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th Jan - S days Still too much snacking in between meals for my liking but still a work in progress. Monday 29th Jan - failure My first one since New Year's Day! I'm putting it d...
by milliem
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: January Challenge
Replies: 32
Views: 7959

Millen, what you realized about S days is exactly what they are supposed to be. The early practice of wild eating can calm down on its own as members "get it" or even just slide into it without a lot of attention. (Not me, by the way, and fair number of others were/are in my boat. Hence the podcast...
by milliem
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 29456

Yep my brain is definitely a toddler when it comes to food :lol: Its part of my S day thinking that I'll have to address at some point, the 'well I did so good in the week I NEED a reward GIVE ME CAKE' etc.etc.
by milliem
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

24/1/18 - Success Breakfast - croissant and coffee Lunch - lentil and tomato soup, bread roll, soy yoghurt Dinner - corned beef, baked potato, coleslaw 25/1/18 - NWS day Breakfast - porridge with raspberries Lunch - roasted veg with grains, soy yoghurt, almonds Dinner - burns night supper I'm taking...
by milliem
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 29456

I feel unsettled. I'm used to heavy-duty recrimination when I go "off" whatever diet I'm on. I know now that it doesn't help, so I'm not yelling at myself. I also question how much good it does to wonder why I fell off the wagon. So here I am in the present moment. Unsettled. I think you have the r...
by milliem
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

23/1/18 - Success Breakfast - porridge with dried fruit Lunch - pretzel roll, bbq popped crisps, a satsuma Dinner - corned beef, baked potatoes, cucumber My pretzel roll for lunch was yummy but the crisps were quite 'meh'. I was debating them or whether to fill the other half of my plate with some v...
by milliem
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2377
Views: 730938

Unless one of your mods is no sugar at all I'm not sure a bit of sugar in gravy would count as a fail (unless you'd routinely eat gravy as a dessert??)

The virtual plating might depending on the size of your plates :lol: :wink:
by milliem
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: January Challenge
Replies: 32
Views: 7959

The good thing about NoS is that every new day is a new chance to mark a green (well unless it's an S day in which case there are no failures!)
by milliem
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: January Challenge
Replies: 32
Views: 7959

Today I have realized that the S days can be the same as the N, except by adding some sweet whim or some appetizer if there is hunger, and I love that and it is surprising for me :) I'm hoping my brain realises this sometime soon! :) I hit my 21 days on habit goal today, 93.8% compliance so far. Ne...
by milliem
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

Your food does look so delicious, Milliem! Ginger pudding sounds like something I'd like to try. :D Snacking was always my downfall on vanilla No S because it would turn into a graze session for me, but it looks like your snacks are discreet. Best of luck for a successful week. They are relatively ...
by milliem
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

I'm eating a fair bit on weekends still, the rebound from starting N days afresh I guess but I think it'll be good to account for them here. Next month I may just log the details of any fails and S days. 20/1/18 - S day breakfast - bacon roll lunch - leftover special fried rice, caramel cake snacks ...
by milliem
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Selcazare
Replies: 22
Views: 6762

That link was really insightful - I lost a good amount of weight calorie counting, but I would 'fit in' a chocolate bar or other snack to my counts frequently, and never really built sustainable habits. Then when I got near my goal weight I just backslid and went back into the old habits of eating w...
by milliem
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

19/1/18 - Success

Breakfast - porridge with blueberries and dried pear
Lunch - korean chicken
Dinner - special fried rice

Busy day yesterday which I think helped. Roll on Monday and my first 21 day streak!
by milliem
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 496
Views: 53085

I've accepted fairly crazy S days for now and I will until I feel that the N day habits are ingrained and making further efforts to limit or control foods won't result in a rebound of N day fails. How long that takes might be different for everyone - I think I will probably give it a month or so and...
by milliem
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: January Challenge
Replies: 32
Views: 7959

If drinks were limited I'd be in trouble, I often drink about 4 cups of tea with milk in work before lunchtime! I only take a little milk with tra though and no sugar, if I was drinking a ton of huge lattes or something I might have a rethink. I only limit sugary drinks that would be an S, like full...
by milliem
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

18/1/18 - Success Breakfast - porridge and dried fruit Lunch - thai red curry and rice 'pot', melon Dinner - 6" subway roll, crisps I ate really late (for me) last night due to going to the cinema after work. I wasn't actually that hungry when I got home and would probably have been just find with j...
by milliem
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Heather221 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 13108

Sounds like a good week! Nothing wrong with experimenting with the size of your N day plates to ensure that they are enough to satisfy you until the next meal :)
by milliem
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sonya's checkin
Replies: 605
Views: 345462

I know the sugar struggle would be made much easier if I would just avoid all of it, but I guess I'm not willing to do that yet. Weigh in on Friday, we'll see if all this good behavior has paid off! I feel the same way, although I think the cravings and desire for sweets diminishes quite quickly du...
by milliem
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

Set the oven on fire, huh? Some people will do anything to get out of cooking... :wink: I don't need much of an excuse to order in :lol: 17/1/18 - Success Breakfast - porridge and dried fruit Lunch - pea and ham soup, roll, fruit Dinner - sausage, mash and veggies Determined to make my 21 day stret...
by milliem
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2163
Views: 951795

I'm doing KonMari at the moment! I really like the category method but I break it down into sub categories to be more manageable. I did clothes last weekend and did general clothing, footwear, outerwear and accessories separately. Next is books and I'll probably do general fiction, general non-ficti...
by milliem
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

15/1/18 - Success Breakfast - porridge Lunch - chicken and stuffing sandwich, boiled egg, edamame beans Dinner - pork and sage meatballs 16/1/18 - Success Breakfast - porridge and dried fruit Lunch - pea and ham soup, roll, fruit Dinner - paellla, roasted veg crisps I'm trying to be better at platin...
by milliem
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

Green is green indeed! I just know what my body is like, and too many takeaways will limit if not completely stall any weight loss, which can lead to feeling demotivated. That said it's a work in progress, I can start setting goals about what goes on my plate when I have the habits more ingrained. 1...
by milliem
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2163
Views: 951795

I do love a Walnut Whip, sounds like a good S day lunch to me :lol: :lol: :lol:
by milliem
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sonya's checkin
Replies: 605
Views: 345462

Happy birthday! If ever there was a good time for cake, your birthday is it :)
by milliem
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2163
Views: 951795

Part of what I like about NoS is that it forces you to take a look at food you might have taken for granted and just eaten unthinkingly and ask yourself 'is it worth it?' On N days the question is 'is this snack/sweet/second worth having to mark a red day?' I suppose on S days the question is 'do I ...
by milliem
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 29456

Good advice jenji, if I'm offered a snack or a sweet during the week I try not to go into long complicated discussions about NoS and dieting, I just say 'no thanks I don't snack between meals' or 'I only eat dessert on the weekends'. It helps reinforce to myself what kind of habits I have for eating...
by milliem
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

12/1/18 - success Breakfast - toasted teacake, coffee Lunch - salmon and cream cheese sandwich, crisps Dinner - pork, veggies and roast potatoes I had my Friday 'treat' of two alcoholic drinks in the evening, gives me something to look forward do as I relax after work that doesn't break the habits. ...
by milliem
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

In a way it's quite freeing to know that actually as long as it's not dessert I can put whatever I like on my plate on an N day and am still maintaining my habits. I like fast food sometimes, it can be satisfying and tasty. But I know that if I eat fast food too often: a) I won't feel good b) I won'...
by milliem
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Heather221 Daily Check in
Replies: 52
Views: 13108

Not the worst fail ever but yes I think making sure you 'count' any times you snack etc. is important when building the habit. My husband offered me some jerky yesterday and I explained that I'm not eating snacks right now, but initially he didn't understand as it's 'healthy' and 'full of protein'. ...
by milliem
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Learning to Savor
Replies: 11
Views: 3745

I often 'virtual plate' savor, as not everything technically goes on one plate together. So I might have soup, a roll and some fruit but don't empty it all out onto the same plate! :) For me, as long as all the food is in front of me when I sit down and it's not some crazy mound of food that wouldn'...
by milliem
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

10/1/18 - success Breakfast - porridge and raspberries Lunch - salmon, leftover quinoa salad, crisps Dinner - cheeseburger and fries 11/1/18 - success Breakfast - porridge and raspberries Lunch - korean beef and rice, yoghurt Dinner - stir fry Two successes but a bit disappointed with yesterday - wa...
by milliem
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

Thanks both - he's fine just a super deep cut to his thumb so he's banned from chopping for the time being! ;)

I actually chose fairly well at McDonald's - just a cheeseburger and regular fries. Nothing extravagant!
by milliem
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

Sunday turned out to be a bit of a bust, i ended up having some popcorn at the cinema and then my husband managed to slice his thumb half off chopping parsley so we were in A&E for a couple of hours waiting for them to check it out! Given that he had been chopping our lovely healthy dinner we ended ...
by milliem
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom’s Journey
Replies: 30
Views: 8377

I'm glad I live in the UK as my '2018 in 2018' challenge uses kilometers not miles! It means an average of about 8000 steps per day for me which is doable with a reasonable effort to be active, especially on days that I don't walk to work.
by milliem
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 29456

Yes, Yes....the process is what I am committing to as well....even though I really did not like the number I saw on the scale this morning!! The process....habit...that is the goal! I ended up with a snow day my first day back. So far, so good. I went for an hour long walk in the snow and listened ...
by milliem
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

I'm sure most restaurants use way more butter, cream, fats and salt than we ever would at home - that's what makes them so tasty! 6/1/18 - S day Breakfast - beef bulgogi panini Lunch - frittata, half a brownie Snack - mint chocolate bar Dinner - scallops, pork chop, creme brulee We were out for a sp...
by milliem
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

I am kind of the same way, millem. I know exactly what you mean about the wrap and two fried things at one meal. I feel a little sad sometimes when I go to an Indian restaurant because I know I will feel rotten if I eat all the fantastic starches, not to mention the rest of it, AND raita, AND gulab...
by milliem
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 29456

I'm in for the year! I'm tired of calorie counting and it not making much difference overall to weight loss.

January goals:
- a 21 day NoS streak
- be mindful of having balanced plates of food, whatever the day
- improve meal planning
- complete the 30 day yoga challenge
by milliem
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

Oh thanks, when I cook at home, or grab lunches, I am often a fairly healthy eater - I learned a bunch of healthy 'go to' meals when I was calorie counting, and I order home cook boxes where I aim for the healthier meals (they provide nutrition information when you order). I'm not calorie counting w...
by milliem
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly's daily check in
Replies: 88
Views: 18585

4/1/18 - success

Breakfast - porridge and blueberries
Lunch - katsu curry, yoghurt
Dinner - spinach and paneer wrap, masala fries, onion bhaji

Not the healthiest dinner but one savoury plateful so I'll take it!