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by Ruamgirl
Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Please help! Advice needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 11241

Hello, everyone! Thank you so much for your responses. I've decided to stick with No S, since I really think it's the most logical plan and the one I will be able to make into a lifestyle versus calorie counting. I also love that it emphasizes a "normal" relationship with food. That is such an impor...
by Ruamgirl
Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Please help! Advice needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 11241

Please help! Advice needed!

Hello, all. I apologize in advance for the length of this post. I have really been struggling with my body image and weight recently and could use some advice. My husband has recently started calorie counting (using MyFitnessPal) and is having great success with it. He has already lost 15 pounds. I ...
by Ruamgirl
Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question About Seconds
Replies: 11
Views: 8773

Bjalda, I'm very much a perfectionist too. I've had a tendency to quit and start over after messing up, but I'm not doing that this time. And you're definitely right; veggies are not that big of a deal. ;-) I love HabitCal, but it frustrates me how the tiniest slip-up can lead to a red day, when the...
by Ruamgirl
Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question About Seconds
Replies: 11
Views: 8773

Thank you, Sonya. That's pretty much what I figured. I'll go ahead and mark that day as red. At least now I'll know for the future.

HappyHiker, that's a very good point. I think you're exactly right. Thank you for your input.
by Ruamgirl
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question About Seconds
Replies: 11
Views: 8773

Question About Seconds

Okay, I'm probably way over-analyzing this, but I've finally been having success with No-S (meaning I've actually been able to follow the rules), so I don't want to blow it over something silly. My question is, does it count as seconds if you're eating dinner with your family, and there is a plate o...
by Ruamgirl
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Would this count as a sweet?
Replies: 6
Views: 4960

Would this count as a sweet?

Okay, so I just started a new job working children at an after school program, and they're constantly coughing and sneezing, so I've started sucking on Hall's Defense candies which are super high in vitamin C and help ward off cold and viruses. But they are sweet just like a regular candy. There is ...
by Ruamgirl
Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Random question
Replies: 6
Views: 5443

Yeah, I figured as much. Even though it has water in its name, it's just too sugary. Oh, well. Another thing is, I generally try to avoid sugar free gum/mints because artificial sweeteners trigger migraines for me, so I would just get regular mints, but would those be considered a sweet since they h...
by Ruamgirl
Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Random question
Replies: 6
Views: 5443

Random question

Does Vitamin Water count as a sweet? Just wondering.
by Ruamgirl
Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Happy 40th Birthday, Reinhard!
Replies: 22
Views: 12295

Happy happy birthday, Reinhard!! Hope you're having a fantastic day!!!
by Ruamgirl
Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Health Improvement
Replies: 1
Views: 2087

Health Improvement

Hi, everyone!

I'm curious. Has anyone here had an improvement in health from following the No S Diet? I'm referring to blood pressure, triglycerides, etc. I feel like eating this way has multiple benefits.
by Ruamgirl
Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hi I am new!
Replies: 6
Views: 4601

Welcome! Glad to have you here. :)
by Ruamgirl
Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Introducing Myself
Replies: 6
Views: 5349

Welcome, and congrats on a full week of green!
by Ruamgirl
Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Recommitting
Replies: 11
Views: 7951

Thank you, everyone, for the wonderful and supportive comments. I really think that now is the time to make the habits stick. I've been considering writing down what I eat each day (not tracking fat, calories, or carbs or anything like that) just so I can look back after a few weeks and evaluate wha...
by Ruamgirl
Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Recommitting
Replies: 11
Views: 7951

Recommitting

Hi, everyone! I have been gone for a while, but I'm back now, and I'm ready to recommit. My main reason for coming back to No S is the sane relationship with food I hope to achieve. That, and I want to be healthy. Weight loss is nice, and I think it will happen, but it's no longer my primary focus. ...
by Ruamgirl
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Random Question
Replies: 4
Views: 3194

Random Question

I have a totally random question that came to mind while I was eating Mexican food with my fiancé. Would the chips and salsa that they serve before the meal work with the one plate rule? Would they need to be eaten with the meal on the plate in order to be No S compliant?
by Ruamgirl
Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Excited About Taking My Committment To The Next Level!
Replies: 1
Views: 2030

Excited About Taking My Committment To The Next Level!

Hi, all! It's been a while since I've posted, the reason being that I've become very caught up in school and work. Anyway, as far as No S goes, I've had decent days and then some slip-ups. The biggest problem for me is creating an eating schedule that I can use with school and work. Work has been di...
by Ruamgirl
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Headache Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 4885

JustForToday, you got it. I work in a restaurant. The only time people get breaks there is if they work doubles. Thank you all for the suggestions of meal replacement shakes. Would that count as dinner? Also, can anyone recommend some that aren't expensive? Is Slim Fast good? Wosnes, I don't always ...
by Ruamgirl
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Headache Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 4885

Headache Issues

I usually work at 4 pm on Mondays after being in class until nearly then. I eat lunch at 1:30 because that's the only time I have a break between classes. Then I go to work and work until close (1 am). We don't get breaks at work either. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to prevent the hunger ...
by Ruamgirl
Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weddings and No S
Replies: 3
Views: 2663

Weddings and No S

As some of you may know from reading my last post, I recently got engaged. Though we haven't set a definite date yet, I'm most likely going to get married next year in the fall (possibly November). I definitely have a significant amount of weight I need to lose by then (about 30-35 pounds or so). An...
by Ruamgirl
Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A Bit of No S Related Randomness
Replies: 8
Views: 4490

Thank you all so much! I'm thrilled about the engagement. And I feel very lucky to be able to talk to such a wonderful group of people! Hugs to all of you!
by Ruamgirl
Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A Bit of No S Related Randomness
Replies: 8
Views: 4490

A Bit of No S Related Randomness

This may sound silly, but the No S Diet book was involved in a pivotal moment in my life a couple of weeks ago. On Halloween, my boyfriend proposed to me. He proposed with a bookmark that his mom made. It said Will You Marry Me? I love to read, so that's what gave him the idea to use the bookmark. B...
by Ruamgirl
Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What I learned while in Europe...
Replies: 7
Views: 4493

@ Over43: Lol! That's very true. Fortunately, I'm not much of a drinker- vodka or otherwise. @ milliem: Agreed! It all goes back to the idea some people have that if you don't eat every couple of hours, you'll overeat. Personally, even I've never been comfortable with eating that frequently. @ oolal...
by Ruamgirl
Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: It's definitely a habit when.....
Replies: 6
Views: 3968

Congrats! That's wonderful. I really hope I reach that level of habit some day. So happy for you! :D
by Ruamgirl
Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Struggling With "All-Or-Nothing" Thinking
Replies: 17
Views: 7918

@ wosnes: It's not. And it's not just eating either. It affects other aspects of my life as well. I'm just something of a perfectionist. But, I'm working on it.
by Ruamgirl
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What I learned while in Europe...
Replies: 7
Views: 4493

What I learned while in Europe...

Apparently, the idea of frequent eating/snacking for dieters has permeated other countries besides just the U.S. I was in Moscow, Russia recently, and while I was there, I was talking to a close family friend about losing weight. She said that the best thing to do is to eat 4-6 times a day in order ...
by Ruamgirl
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Struggling With "All-Or-Nothing" Thinking
Replies: 17
Views: 7918

I appreciate the advice, everyone. Thank you! @ gratefuldeb67: I'm definitely going to keep trying. This is too good of a lifestyle for me to give up so quickly. @ mastermesh: As a psych major, I'm very much familiar with BPD, and I think you're right in that it does affect how we look at things. I ...
by Ruamgirl
Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Struggling With "All-Or-Nothing" Thinking
Replies: 17
Views: 7918

Struggling With "All-Or-Nothing" Thinking

I'm pretty OCD, so I suppose it's not surprising that I've encountered this problem. I use HabitCal to track my No S Diet compliance, and for some reason it tends to trigger all-or-nothing thinking for me. What I mean is that if I slip up and have a sweet tea or something on a N day, I tend to think...
by Ruamgirl
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Need Advice Please
Replies: 15
Views: 8370

Thank you so much for the advice, everyone. I agree that protein is key. I'd thought that I'd chosen a good cereal-muesli. It has nuts, oats, and dried fruit. I thought that would tide me over, but I guess I was wrong. Reinhard, do you know of any stores that sell mestemacher bread? I haven't been a...
by Ruamgirl
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Need Advice Please
Replies: 15
Views: 8370

Need Advice Please

Okay, so this morning I got up early enough to eat a big bowl of cereal before class. Unfortunately, breakfast has worn off, and I'm hungry again. This wouldn't be a big deal, but I'm starting to get a bad headache. Does anybody have any advice on how to get by until lunch and avoid headaches (which...
by Ruamgirl
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Visit to the Doc
Replies: 19
Views: 8960

So sorry that I haven't responded in a while! I'm back in school now, and I've been swamped with work. I've decided to stick with No S and just try to make healthier choices at meals. Since I went back to school, however, it's been hard to eat at regular times. Still working on that. :-) I greatly a...
by Ruamgirl
Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Visit to the Doc
Replies: 19
Views: 8960

Thank you for the advice, everyone. When I suggested three meals instead of 4-6, he told me that was fine as long as the meals weren't big and I ate a snack to make sure I wasn't ravenous. I guess that's going back to the whole idea that if you wait too long to eat, you tend to overeat at your next ...
by Ruamgirl
Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Visit to the Doc
Replies: 19
Views: 8960

NoelFigart wrote:Are you being treated for diabetes?
Nope, no diabetes. Although I do have high triglycerides, high cholesterol, and borderline high blood pressure.
by Ruamgirl
Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Visit to the Doc
Replies: 19
Views: 8960

Visit to the Doc

So I went to the doctor for a physical today, and he told me I need to lose weight, which I already know. But, he told me to eat 4 to 6 small meals a day. So I asked why I couldn't just eat three balanced moderate meals a day, and he said that was fine as long as I had a snack at some point. Sigh. H...
by Ruamgirl
Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Post-Workout Replenishment?
Replies: 14
Views: 7512

*hangs head in shame* It seems like everything I say on here is seriously dumb. Sorry, everyone. You're not being stupid. Honest. I meant to be absurd and silly; and I am very sorry that I hurt your feelings. I hope you'll forgive me. You didn't hurt my feelings at all. I just felt like a moron. No...
by Ruamgirl
Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Post-Workout Replenishment?
Replies: 14
Views: 7512

*hangs head in shame* It seems like everything I say on here is seriously dumb. Sorry, everyone.
by Ruamgirl
Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Post-Workout Replenishment?
Replies: 14
Views: 7512

@ Oolala53: You're right. I guess I'm putting the cart way before the horse.

@ NoelFigart: I totally am. Look for me in the upcoming Olympics. ;-) I'm just kidding. I'm no athlete, though I would like to be toned. I have the upper body strength of a kitten.
by Ruamgirl
Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Post-Workout Replenishment?
Replies: 14
Views: 7512

Thank you, everyone, for the advice! There really is lots of contradictory information out there. It's tough to figure out what's legit and what's not.
by Ruamgirl
Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Post-Workout Replenishment?
Replies: 14
Views: 7512

Post-Workout Replenishment?

I've read recently that after working out, it's necessary to consume food and/or drink to help muscles rebuild. Does that mean that a person should eat one of the three allotted meals after a workout, or is there another way to meet this requirement?
by Ruamgirl
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Random question
Replies: 5
Views: 3156

Thanks, everyone! That's pretty much what I figured. Hence, the name *sweet* tea.
by Ruamgirl
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Random question
Replies: 5
Views: 3156

Random question

One of my weaknesses is sweet tea. Would that be considered a sweet?
by Ruamgirl
Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Supporting Link!
Replies: 10
Views: 6135

Wow. It might have been helpful if I had actually posted the link. Thank you, Wosnes! :-)
by Ruamgirl
Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Supporting Link!
Replies: 10
Views: 6135

No S Supporting Link!

From Shape Magazine: 7 Quirky Weight Loss Strategies that Really Work. One of the strategies is no snacking. It specifically mentions No S.
by Ruamgirl
Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Need Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 11470

@ Milliem: I think you're right. People really do overestimate how many calories exercise burns. I think as long as I make solid, healthy choices for my three meals, I'll be fine. @ JayEll: For sure. One thing at a time. Moderate exercise, while I get my head straight. @ Over43: Lol, no it actually ...
by Ruamgirl
Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Need Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 11470

Good to know high intensity exercise and No S do go together. I'm not really interested in serious athletics, but like I said, I would like to take up running again. Hopefully, I'll be able to combine that with No S. Thank you, Oolala53 and Over43, for answering my questions so graciously and patien...
by Ruamgirl
Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Need Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 11470

I gently suggest that what you often feel is an urge to eat that is not actually real hunger. My urges to binge used to come from the time I finished a meal until about three hours later. I just wanted to eat and I did but 15 minutes later I wanted to eat again. I think it's possible you are just h...
by Ruamgirl
Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Need Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 11470

@ Over43: Yeah, I wish I hadn't bought it. Too cardboard-y. But I didn't want to waste money so I made myself eat it, and because of the protein and fiber content, I thought it would keep me satisfied. No such luck. Lesson learned. Does your brother do No S as well? That actually reminds me of somet...
by Ruamgirl
Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello , i am a newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 2990

Welcome, Sonia!!! :D
by Ruamgirl
Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Need Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 11470

@ JayEll: You're right. It's definitely a sweet. I have a tendency to throw in the towel when I get really hungry. Still working on that all or nothing thinking. :oops: @ Wosnes: I agree with you completely. My dad and I are currently taking care of my mom, who is in the final stages of her battle w...
by Ruamgirl
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Need Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 11470

I don't quite understand why you think your meal "should" be enough. If it doesn't make a dent in your hunger, it's not enough food. Your true hunger is the measure, unless you have a health problem. Have you been dieting a lot? Even in slim European cultures, lunch and dinner consist of several co...
by Ruamgirl
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Need Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 11470

Thank you both for your advice! I have yet to have a successful day on No S due to hunger and headaches. But I feel like I eat enough. Last night after walking on the treadmill for 30 minutes, I ate some chicken and angel hair with Ragu. It seemed like enough food, but it barely made a dent in my hu...
by Ruamgirl
Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Need Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 11470

Need Advice

Okay, so this morning I had a bowl of Kashi GoLean (the original) with almond milk. It was a good breakfast, I thought. This cereal doesn't have a lot of sugar, while containing plenty of fiber and protein. But for some reason, I was still very hungry afterwards. After about an hour, I was famished....
by Ruamgirl
Tue May 22, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: In times of stress and upheaval...
Replies: 9
Views: 4149

Thank you, everyone, so much for your advice. I've decided that there will never be a perfect time to try to better my eating habits, so why not start now? I will do my best, but I will remember to be gentle with myself. Progress not perfection. And it is a good way to practice self-care, which is i...
by Ruamgirl
Mon May 21, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: In times of stress and upheaval...
Replies: 9
Views: 4149

In times of stress and upheaval...

Hi, everyone! I really want to commit to this lifestyle, but I'm wondering if maybe there are times when starting something new and (arguably) challenging is just too much to take on. My mother is dying of cancer, and I'm helping my dad take care of her. Obviously, this is a very emotional time, and...
by Ruamgirl
Fri May 11, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sweet or Not?
Replies: 11
Views: 5563

Sweet or Not?

Is a sweet defined by how sweet it tastes or by how much sugar it actually contains? This morning for breakfast, I had three frozen eggo pancakes with just smart balance butter (no syrup). They were not sweet, but when I looked at the ingredients later, I saw that they contained 12 grams of sugar to...
by Ruamgirl
Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sorry for being so distracted lately...
Replies: 30
Views: 14819

Congratulations, Reinhard! That's wonderful news!!
by Ruamgirl
Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Just Keep Messing Up
Replies: 19
Views: 8495

Thank you everyone for the helpful tips and encouragement! I'm not going to give up. I want to prove to myself that I can do this. :-) As a side note, does anyone here have (or at some point had) any health issues related to being overweight? If so, has No S helped with that? My triglycerides are sk...
by Ruamgirl
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Just Keep Messing Up
Replies: 19
Views: 8495

In both cases I was feeling deprived (really wanting something sweet), so I gave in. I don't know. Maybe this just isn't for me. I still feel like I'm on a diet, which leads me to intense cravings. Maybe I should try Intuitive Eating. Has anyone had any luck with that?
by Ruamgirl
Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Just Keep Messing Up
Replies: 19
Views: 8495

I Just Keep Messing Up

Hello, everyone! I need help. I'm feeling very discouraged. So far, I have only had 2 No S days, and I have yet to succeed. Yesterday and today, I have slipped up and eaten sweets. All day I was craving them, and I finally gave in. Any advice?? It's pretty pathetic of me to give up so quickly, but I...