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by nosnos
Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

As a former binger I can understand that feeling of no control (3 years binge free now- woo hoo!). In my case it was caused by diet backlash and as soon as I stopped starving myself- actually I think around the time I started no s it stopped. However looking back I had a lot going on in my life and ...
by nosnos
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Oh dear Kathleen. The title 'the blessings of simplicity' that you were inspired to write about after a post of mine commending you for your weight loss and peace of mind following no s- is laughable now given the reality that you are literally changing your diet everyday... Your life seems to revol...
by nosnos
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

How's it going kathleen?

It's been radio silence for a while now- are you OK? Sending you my best wishes.
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by nosnos
Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Kathleen I disagree. You weren't backlashing with No S (which is a set of diet rules)- When you stuck to it. You were losing weight, feeling content. Contentment soon turned to boredom and boredom lead to tweaking. Tweaking lead to overeating and BOOM you wake up heavier then you have been in months...
by nosnos
Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Hi Iron chef, I disagree. A huge part of Kathleens problem is over-tweaking the rules. I think keeping it nice and simple for a whole year would do her a world of good and would restult in eating less- therefore weightloss. I would say that sticking to the 3 plate rule would speed up weightloss and ...
by nosnos
Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Am I missing something?

Kathleen it's been a tweak-a-day the last week or 2. Why exactly are you tweaking?! - You were losing weight with vanilla and enjoying it. Get back on track before the customary weight gain starts. I say this as I care, you may not realise it (or even agree with it) but from my position you look lik...
by nosnos
Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Oh no!

Hi Kathleen, I've been doing other stuff so it's been a while since I checked in. Please don't go back to diet madness- many people with eating disorders eat more than 1000 cals a day! It is not moderate At ALL- I strongly advice you to re-read your journal from when you stalled at 196- it may surpr...
by nosnos
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Kathleen- I love to hear your story but I'm soo glad that you feel you don't need to spend soo much time thinking about food and weight. That sounds like having a life and having sanity- Way TO GO!!!! With regards to tracking weight I have a random suggestion- many longterm users have a start weight...
by nosnos
Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Kathleen 215.4 is amazing- you have a habit of being overdramtic when the scale goes up and under-dramatic when it goes down! It may be .4 lbs over your starting weight several years ago but it is a almost a WHOLE SEVEN lbs less then when you started this attempt. You had not been below 220 lbs in a...
by nosnos
Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Just a wee rimnder on this s-day. Enjoy everything you eat today and have fun! This is the longest you have stuck on anything for a long time- If you keep this up you wil get below 200lbs sometime fairly soon- all you need to do is keep doing no s :)
by nosnos
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Hi Kathleen

Well I can understand you not being able to ask yourself if it is a good idea before everything you eat- I know for a fact that I am much better when I am very clear with myself eg Breakfast, lunch and dinner. even on s-days I try and either plan in advance or early in the day what my treats will be...
by nosnos
Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Hi Kathleen, Well done for your recent changes. I think being able to accept a fail, rather than re-naming the diet, is a massive achivement :) Everybody fails and losing the ideals of perfectionism can really help you longterm on your journey. Good for you. I also think it's great news that you are...
by nosnos
Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

That should say single serving TREATS- :)
by nosnos
Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Hi Kathleen, I'm sorry to hear you had a hard time on friday. But maybe you needed one more reminder that following no s is enogh for you right now. Given your issues with overeating at the weekends how about buying yourself only 1 or 2 single portion trears ahead of time? (for each S day) and givin...
by nosnos
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Ultimatly it is your choice but I question whether you would want to fast if you were 130lbs... I myself have fasted (although never for weight loss) I have gone 15 days on raw juice for detox and spiritual reasons so I'm not anti-fasting per se... however everytime I fasted my weight shot back up t...
by nosnos
Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Fasting eh?! I smell a tweak Kathleen didn't you promise not to do that for a year to yourself and us?... Also there are plenty of thin people out there who never fast- why do you believe it to be necessary for you? Surely the problem is overall food consumed- not to skip one masily breakfast...Didn...
by nosnos
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Hi Kathleen- I know you felt diheartened at your last weigh in but I think it's great. You have lost 2lbs- go in to your kitchen and pick up a lb of flour- it's not nothing! And you have lost it in a way that is not too difficult, allows you a social life, AND regular treats. And I am certain that i...
by nosnos
Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: WOW!
Replies: 16
Views: 6495

Well done you, Sounds like you are doing fantastically!
by nosnos
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: making life not surround thoughts of food is the key
Replies: 26
Views: 9007

I was definitely stuck in a rut where I was thinking about food all the time... Now I really don't tend to unless I am food shopping or eating. I found some old diarys recently they are soo sad- all of these good food/ bad food lists and menu plans and anxst about which dietary approach was the heal...
by nosnos
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Has your life expanded?
Replies: 11
Views: 4304

I'm about a year and a half in and my life has changed massively. I am still losing weight although very slowly as I started at a fairly low weight. It took lots of up's and downs in the start and I still have red days- but I don't care anymore! I just do my best and that's enough. My thoughts about...
by nosnos
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tips for handling vacations?
Replies: 17
Views: 13158

Hey there, Have fun on your holiday- it sounds great! I recently took a 3 week break to indonesia. Tried to keep my n days normal, used the 2 drinks glass ceiling and allowed myself 1 s a day (which sometimes I didn't use, sometimes I exceeded) I found the structure of no s really helped me get into...
by nosnos
Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Hi Kathleen, I can't believe this week has flown by so fast! It sounds like you did great last weekend- I hope you have been OK adjusting to all the changes in your life now that Anne is at Uni. I thought of you the other day as a friend of mine defined being blessed as being in the right place- thi...
by nosnos
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Hi Kathleen,
How was your weekend? Hope you are well. X nosnos
by nosnos
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Hello again Kathleen- You aren't 'back'! Since you commited til next July you never actually left- you just had a red day!(or maybe used up 1 exception) Heck I had 2 reds last week (my routine just wasn't conducive to no s and that's ok every once in a while) It sounds like you have a lot going on r...
by nosnos
Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

URGH just wrote a long post that disappeared! The long and short of it was... Not again Kathleen!!! If you read the entirety of your journal (I assume from your response you only read a few posts or pages- please correct me if I'm wrong) you would see that limiting S days caused an epic fail everyti...
by nosnos
Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Sounds like you are still well on track. I love the determination that you won't change until next July. Soo happy for you Kathleen!
X nosnos
by nosnos
Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Hi again

Hi again Kathleen, I'm honoured that anything I have rambled on about would inspire a check in title for you! It sounds like you are doing just great -Keep up the good work. I wrote a little article about my journey with nos and put it in the nos blogs section (if you are interested in any more of m...
by nosnos
Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet Blogs (add yours too!)
Replies: 88
Views: 162952

Article about my journey with No S

Hi,
I just wrote a (rather long!) article on squidoo about no s- Is it ok to post that here?

If anyone is interested it can be found at
http://www.squidoo.com/nosdiet

Hopefully it will encourage a few more people to this wonderful way of eating :)
by nosnos
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Great, The search is over! Sounds like you've got 'it'. Isn't it wonderful to just live your life and know that your weight is gradually dropping. While eating satisfying food and socialising like a normal person. The Bliss of simplicity :)
by nosnos
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Once again it is fantastic to hear you sounding clear, happy and in your power. That is worth even more then your 1lb weight loss!
And hey a pound is a pound- it's a great start well done you :)
by nosnos
Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Good on you Kathleen- keep going you are doing great! X nosnos
by nosnos
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

How's it going Kathleen? On the 3rd weekday now- are you finding it ok? X s
by nosnos
Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2167
Views: 961890

Thoght I'd stop by your thread and just offer a quick hello. You know that no s is the sanest plan out there. (However it doesn't sound like you are doing too bad despite the fact you want to tighten up.)
Good luck to you :) nosnos
by nosnos
Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Good for you- it's great to hear you sounding so clear on what you want. It sounds like your daughter (Anne?) Is doing great- what a fantastic living breathing inspiration you have! Also it must be lovely to know that it was your own experiment with no s that led her to something that is giving her ...
by nosnos
Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Yeahhhh!

You go girl! I am so honoured that anything I've said may have encouraged you back to no s. As bright angel says NO MORE TWEAKS. If you fail or find it hard one day just keep going. It's the binging and tweaking that keep your weight high- not NO-S. I also think you will see faster results if you ar...
by nosnos
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

:)

Hi Kathleen, I hope you had a good time while you were away :) I absolutely 2nd what Brightangel says. If it is Ok with you I would like to add another few things that might be worth thinking about: 1. Is self acceptance- It might be worthwhile for you to look at some self acceptance/body acceptance...
by nosnos
Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

:)

I understand what your reservations are Kathleen- I'm sure I would have reservations too if I were you. I didn't mean to sound harsh- just really trying to put across what I believe would help. However this is a support forum and your check in so please know that I am rooting for you 100% what-ever ...
by nosnos
Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Hi again Kathleen, If you look back through your posts you will find a million examples of you theorising about why you eat and using/inventing approaches to work around this. The disastrous multiple forays into Intuitive eating as a case point and the peanut cluster diet as another (gearing eating ...
by nosnos
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

:)

I'm really glad my message came out ok. I would have hated to offend you- I never know quite how my writing will come across:) Sounds like you have a wonderful break ahead of you- have a good time :) I don't see how journaling your intake is a bad thing (unless you resent doing it!) And it would be ...
by nosnos
Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 928318

Hi Kathleen

Hi Kathleen, It's odd writing this as I have read so much of your writing that it feels a bit like writing to someone famous! I have lurked on the nos boards, occaisionally posted and followed no s to the best of my ability for about a year and a half. My starting point was very different from yours...
by nosnos
Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: lost 1lb
Replies: 7
Views: 3405

lost 1lb

Yay, I lost 1lb!! This might not seem like much but I don't have much to lose and I have been. At the same weight since forever. It may not be permanent but it marks the begging of a downward trend and also the fact that no S can work for me- so now I am even more inspired to keep going and get the ...
by nosnos
Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ******JUNE CHALLENGE*****
Replies: 18
Views: 10951

Cheers for the shoutout

Funny i could survive 2 difficult social situations and fail alone in my own home! Grrrr... I thought I was being sensible making some sugar free treats for the weekend as i was supposed to attend a wedding and sugar gives me acne so I avoid it. I made 10 little balls and only 9 fitted in the contai...
by nosnos
Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reading about, diets, weightloss and nutrition
Replies: 14
Views: 6014

Glad I'm not alone!

It's been nice to know others know what I mean. NoS and having a break from research is showing me where I need to tighten up, Cos actually when I've been doing well that should be the bedrock and when I've been a little greedy THAT's the work, that's it! Somehow in all my 'knowledge' I have failed ...
by nosnos
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reading about, diets, weightloss and nutrition
Replies: 14
Views: 6014

Reading about, diets, weightloss and nutrition

A little thing I have noticed is that when I have read a lot about, diet, weightloss and nutrition. I think I feel the same 'piousness' as if I have actually applied this knowledge. It makes me feel as if I am being strict, which in the past has lead me to slip up, with the justification that I don'...
by nosnos
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ******JUNE CHALLENGE*****
Replies: 18
Views: 10951

Quick- gimme some accountability!

Hello All, I hope it's ok to jump in half way through. I have been really struggling to stay on habit. No major slip ups or binges, but I need to be strict if I am to see any changes with this way of eating. I want to do Vanilla Nos, and I want all greens til the end of the month... Come onnn! Mon 1...
by nosnos
Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question about calories
Replies: 14
Views: 5695

Hello

I've been having similar issues regarding not eating enough during the day and being hungry after dinner. I have decided to bump up my breakfast and lunch to as many cals as possible so that by dinner I only need minimal amounts of calories and also so that I don't feel deprived. I eat very healthil...
by nosnos
Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: making up for missed meals...?
Replies: 15
Views: 5408

Sorry Who Me, I didn't notice it was a quote. I see what you mean and agree :)
by nosnos
Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: making up for missed meals...?
Replies: 15
Views: 5408

Hey who me, thanks for the input. The 'punishment' would have been not having the meal and going hungry- not marking it a red day.
However I see your point :)
by nosnos
Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: making up for missed meals...?
Replies: 15
Views: 5408

I think it's an interesting one. I'm not keeping a habit cal as I mainly use the net on my phone (hurry up with that app reinhard- and make sure it works with blackberrys!). I am keeping a food diary and writing sucess or fail and I am inclined to call it a success maybe I would feel more black and ...
by nosnos
Tue May 31, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: making up for missed meals...?
Replies: 15
Views: 5408

making up for missed meals...?

This morning I missed breakfast... hmph?! I love breakfast and have it everyday it's nearly always a smoothie (BIG smoothie) or porridge with nuts and sometimes fruit... Anyway today I didn't have the time for it, I had a piece of fruit as I went out the door and then went to work. I had lunch and d...
by nosnos
Tue May 31, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Any tips for those with 10lbs or less to lose (or nr that!)
Replies: 11
Views: 4112

thanks for the replys

Thanks for the replys, I read them all carefully :) I went over my food diary and saw a few fail days and also lots of days where I niblled while making dinner. So I have decided to tighten up my habits before tweaking anything. Also I am going to do 20 mins of yoga per morning in addition to my oth...
by nosnos
Mon May 30, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Any tips for those with 10lbs or less to lose (or nr that!)
Replies: 11
Views: 4112

Any tips for those with 10lbs or less to lose (or nr that!)

Hi there, I've been doing No S for about 6 weeks. Really loving the sense of control it gives me and the feeling that the habit is set... However my weight is exactly the same now as when I started. I would love to be 5 - 10lbs less then I am now and I would not be underweight at this weight there i...