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by SimpleLife
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SimpleLife's-21 Day journal
Replies: 10
Views: 5391

Day 4 SUCCESS
by SimpleLife
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SimpleLife's-21 Day journal
Replies: 10
Views: 5391

Day 3

Eating: SUCCESS
Exercise: SUCCESS

Unfortunately, I have a serious matter that has arisen in my life. I will not be able to post as much as I would like, but I am determined to stick with the plan.
by SimpleLife
Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you plan your treats for S-days?
Replies: 3
Views: 2185

Do you plan your treats for S-days?

Do you think ahead about what indulgence you will have on your S-days? Or do you avoid thinking about it until the day comes?
by SimpleLife
Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating slower
Replies: 12
Views: 6124

I think you did well. I actually often eat my breakfast in the car. It is the hardest meal to get myself to sit for because I feel I should be getting ready or doing housework I didn't get to the night before. But on the freeway, I can take my time, chew, and enjoy the morning light. But the questi...
by SimpleLife
Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weight Fluctuations
Replies: 9
Views: 5569

This is why I stopped weighing everyday. I just can't handle the fluctuations. I also avoid the scale during my period...talk about a shocker!
by SimpleLife
Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: LUNCH!
Replies: 12
Views: 5792

I have lunch at home so I always cook my meals.

I usually have a dinner type meal for lunch that doesn't take long to prepare.

chicken parmesan, brussells sprouts, salad greens

or

roast beef (prepared previous day) and green beans
by SimpleLife
Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: I'd love to be an Urban Ranger...
Replies: 18
Views: 20663

Thanks koopa We did go to one last week that is about 5 minutes from home. It is nice but secluded because the walking trail goes through the woods. So I didn't feel so comfortable with that one. I will have to peruse the area to see if we have one that is close by and not so secluded. I'll let him ...
by SimpleLife
Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: I'd love to be an Urban Ranger...
Replies: 18
Views: 20663

What about going to a park to walk, as opposed to walking to a specific destination? I drive 15 minutes to the park that I UR at. You can also walk on your lunch break. You still get the same benefits without needing to sack your car :) I only work four hours in the evenings so I don't get a break....
by SimpleLife
Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: The New Atkins for the New You...3 Times a day...
Replies: 5
Views: 8147

Thanks for that excerpt wosnes. It is amazing that people in times past lived on small meals and infrequent meals and yet they moved much more than we do because they didn't have all the conveniences that we have today. And some how we think we are going to die if asked to go more than four hours wi...
by SimpleLife
Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Organic Foods
Replies: 15
Views: 6723

Thanks for the comments. I feel torn about organic foods. While I know that it is absolutely better to eat things that are pesticide free and hormone free, I still wonder if the pesticides and hormones cause sickness. I mean, for those of you who read the Bible, you will notice that sickness was ram...
by SimpleLife
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you take any supplements?
Replies: 22
Views: 9773

Thanks for the comments. It's odd that you all mentioned K2 in detail because I was considering taking this as a supplement. I do take cod liver oil because I think Vit D is so hard to get in the diet and I don't spend lots of time in the sun. I often wonder if the multi I take is just a waste of mo...
by SimpleLife
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating slower
Replies: 12
Views: 6124

Okay, I tried this with breakfast. It was really hard and I finished in 20 minutes. I had a few small cocktail sausage links, one slice of sprouted grain toast, one scrambled egg, and one small cup of coffee.

I did chew everything very well and took small sips of coffee.
by SimpleLife
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: I'd love to be an Urban Ranger...
Replies: 18
Views: 20663

Thanks for the comments and advice.

I've even considered driving to work and then parking a certain distance away, like at a shopping center and walking. We have nice sidewalks in the area where I work.
by SimpleLife
Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SimpleLife's-21 Day journal
Replies: 10
Views: 5391

Noel and Milliem,

Thanks for your comments. I did have a little guilt yesterday. It felt counter productive to eat a candy bar but I did enjoy it!
by SimpleLife
Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SimpleLife's-21 Day journal
Replies: 10
Views: 5391

DAY 2

Monday, April 18

EATING: SUCCESS

EXERCISE: SUCCESS

Tomorrow I will add a eat-more-slowly habit.
by SimpleLife
Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating slower
Replies: 12
Views: 6124

I was thinking of this today and I think I will challenge myself. I'll try to slow down and not finish the meal in under 30 minutes. 30 minutes is probably still too fast but I guess it is a start.
by SimpleLife
Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you take any supplements?
Replies: 22
Views: 9773

Do you take any supplements?

If so, which ones?

If not, any particular reason why?

Just curious.
by SimpleLife
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating slower
Replies: 12
Views: 6124

I do eat too fast. I must work on this. I think I need to form a habit with this. It's something I must think about.
by SimpleLife
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LK's daily check-in
Replies: 52
Views: 18705

How's it going? Have you had any success?

I have definitely done the binge thing. I eat two cookies and then go back for two more and then I figure I may as well go ahead and eat the whole pack.

I hope you have success.
by SimpleLife
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: When is a plateau really a plateau?
Replies: 8
Views: 4749

I was thinking of something. I don't know that this is so, but it's looking like it. Would anyone agree with me that on No-S a 10% of one's body weight a year is a reasonable expectation, or would one say that is at the slow end? Since I am just starting I don't know how fast or slow No S will work...
by SimpleLife
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SimpleLife's-21 Day journal
Replies: 10
Views: 5391

So, Noel, do you ever feel guilty on S days?
by SimpleLife
Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SimpleLife's-21 Day journal
Replies: 10
Views: 5391

Sunday 4/17/11 -S DAY


Alright, today is my official start day.

How do you handle the wave of guilt that comes with eating things that you personally feel aren't really healthy (but sure do taste good)?

Also, do you follow any portion control on S days?
by SimpleLife
Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Organic Foods
Replies: 15
Views: 6723

Organic Foods

How do feel about this? Is it really a just another marketing ploy like everything else we have come to worry about? Does it even matter in the long term? Could we honestly feed everybody in America if all we have is pasture-raised animals and produce with no pesticides and genetic modifications? I ...
by SimpleLife
Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: I'd love to be an Urban Ranger...
Replies: 18
Views: 20663

I'd love to be an Urban Ranger...

but I don't think DH will let me. He's kind of paranoid about danger and accidents and stuff (which is good because that means he cares).

I would walk a lot of places if I could make him believe I'd be safe.
by SimpleLife
Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Being overweight is healthy?
Replies: 25
Views: 11154

I'm going to shoot for 135. That will put right at a BMI of 25. I feel sure that I will be very healthy and attractive at this weight. But exercise is going to be a must!
by SimpleLife
Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just want a simple life
Replies: 12
Views: 5623

Well I guess I never considered that some people enjoy dieting and learning about dieting. That's cool, I can respect that. I guess for me it's like mental torture to always worry about what I am or am not supposed to eat and how small I wish I was. I'd like to just live and not worry about that stu...
by SimpleLife
Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Being overweight is healthy?
Replies: 25
Views: 11154

Do you know that I didn't even realize that I was 15 pounds away from 140. I have lost about 12 lbs the last 3 months. I guess I have been so focused on the eating and so discouraged with how I look right now that I didn't realize how close I am. Gosh I may as well aim for 135. EDIT: OOPS! I just us...
by SimpleLife
Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Being overweight is healthy?
Replies: 25
Views: 11154

At 140 I am definitely not bikini ready but I don't look terrible either. I think that I probably had more muscle underneath than I gave myself credit for because I wasn't jiggly all over and my tummy didn't hang. But I think if I focus now and really stick with the exercise I can be 140 again and b...
by SimpleLife
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: The New Atkins for the New You...3 Times a day...
Replies: 5
Views: 8147

Yes, some people are beginning to see that the "eat every two hours" advice is bogus. I started doing research on how we evolved to the three meals a day + snacks routine and I found that amazingly in most cultures in times past only ate twice a day or three meals at most with one being a light snac...
by SimpleLife
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Being overweight is healthy?
Replies: 25
Views: 11154

Being overweight is healthy?

I've been reading articles that discuss how being in the overweight category for your BMI (25-30) is not unhealthy. Then why do we (especially women) want to fit a size 0? I am short (5'2) but even at 140 lbs I looked really nice and could fit a size 8/10. I think that if I can get there and have so...
by SimpleLife
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hunger is the Best Sauce
Replies: 8
Views: 5060

Oh yes this is so true. I think allowing yourself to get hungry opens your pallet. I can pick up hints of sweetness in so many things..white potatoes have a faint sweetness and even brussells sprouts have a hint of sweetness. A raw carrot taste like a fruit.

It is wonderful!
by SimpleLife
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fear of not eating healthy enough
Replies: 31
Views: 12836

This is a very informative post. It made me think of all the dos and donts the diet gurus have. You will go crazy trying to decide who is right and who is wrong. No one wants to admit that there is more than one way to eat healthfully and that the real problem for most people is eating things that a...
by SimpleLife
Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just want a simple life
Replies: 12
Views: 5623

Nicest,
I definitely want to get over my obsession with food! Who can live like that? or rather who wants to live like that?
by SimpleLife
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just want a simple life
Replies: 12
Views: 5623

Thanks Noel!

Yes, I've been on some forums with past diets that I have tried and let's just say that people can get down right rude and nasty with ya when you don't eat exactly the way they do. No thanks!
by SimpleLife
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SimpleLife's-21 Day journal
Replies: 10
Views: 5391

SimpleLife's-21 Day journal

I have finally come to a point in my life where I just want things to be simple. I've tried just about every diet you can name and I am still 40 pounds overweight...not because the diets don't work but I just couldn't commit to them. I know that losing weight requires some caloric or carbohydrate de...
by SimpleLife
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just want a simple life
Replies: 12
Views: 5623

Just want a simple life

Hello,

I am starting NO S today. I like the idea of joining a forum so here I am.