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by aspencer27
Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Aspencer Check-In
Replies: 67
Views: 26220

I haven't been doing great - :oops: For my parents' visit, I took S Days, which was good because we ate a lot! Yesterday I was really hungry in the afternoon and gave in to two snacks... Back on track today, I've already tried to convince myself to snack before lunch, but I'm going to make it through!
by aspencer27
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kookie's Daily Check in
Replies: 364
Views: 158353

So glad to hear that the surgery went well, and the worst is over! Hope you get some sleep soon, and that you are feeling much better, too.
by aspencer27
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: mollie_luna's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 11907

You can make it through! All of that stuff just isn't an option to have - no questions.

You are doing great with the bike today, keep it up!
by aspencer27
Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 184623

So, for my parents' visit, everything is picked up at least. Still a long way to go with the decluttering, but it's good enough for now. I intentionally decided to not do any decluttering last night since I didn't want to start a project before they got in town.
by aspencer27
Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Aspencer Check-In
Replies: 67
Views: 26220

That's a great goal, mitchelll. I had a couple of bad fails these last two days. Tuesday and Wednesday I snacked in the evening. Wednesday I had a planned fail because I didn't have time to get lunch, so I had a small snack for lunch and a small snack in the afternoon - I was totally ok with that fa...
by aspencer27
Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Toblincmom's No-S Journey
Replies: 111
Views: 55019

Welcome back! I think the two biggest things that have helped me maintain with NoS is (1) being kind to myself and (2) focusing on what I really want. For being kind to myself - the key for me is to not focus on my fails, just mark them and move on. I focus on what I can do right now - if I'm betwee...
by aspencer27
Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 184623

Did some more of the maintenance this morning. I didn't get anything done this weekend, ugh! Oh well. My parents are visiting this weekend, so I'll get back to work the following weekend!
by aspencer27
Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 517227

Agreed, I think that you'll definitely have to modify N Days with the pregnancy. I hope you feel better soon!
by aspencer27
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: mollie_luna's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 11907

Glad to have you on board! How's it going so far?
by aspencer27
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3924
Views: 1238708

That'll be so fun, Linda. I have no doubts that the meetup will go great! My problem is that I am a shy extrovert - I get my energy from being around people but I really hate talking... Ha!
by aspencer27
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MsJ's Check In
Replies: 30
Views: 12171

Woo hoo! Great job!
by aspencer27
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ammara's check in
Replies: 42
Views: 20283

Good job on getting right back on track yesterday! Getting to the point of not enjoying my S Days has actually been helpful because now I can tell myself (and really believe it) that I want to have something nutritious and good than something unhealthy that will leave me feeling gross the rest of th...
by aspencer27
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Emdutto's Daily Check-In
Replies: 60
Views: 32199

Having the treadmill will be great with your overall steps count. I like just using the success/fail, too. It's quick and easy, even if I don't have time to say much. Good luck!
by aspencer27
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mitchelll's Daily checkin
Replies: 131
Views: 68097

Great job! S Days have been tough for me, but this weekend was a good one for me, too. Thinking through whether or not I really want something definitely helps.
by aspencer27
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: tyh428 daily check in
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

Good luck! How's it going so far?
by aspencer27
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Aspencer Check-In
Replies: 67
Views: 26220

Another green for Monday, yay! I can't believe that October is almost halfway over, where has this year gone?!?!?
by aspencer27
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: new here again..again
Replies: 9
Views: 4847

Good luck everyone! We can do this! Tyh - you haven't failed, you are trying again and that's what is important. Success is only trying one more time than you fail. Also, with NoS you don't have to (and won't be) perfect. Look at the most recent success story - she has been doing this for 6+ years a...
by aspencer27
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ideas about starting, practicing, and keeping on track
Replies: 51
Views: 26967

I actually find that if I say "When X happens, I will..." I try to rebel against it. For example, I try and eat a salad on most weekdays. When I first re-started NoS, I would find that saying I will eat a salad made me really want something on the opposite end of the extreme. Now, I've been telling ...
by aspencer27
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back to basics ...
Replies: 4
Views: 3517

You can do it! We've all been there - it sounds so simple in theory, but it is hard in practice. I like to just focus on what I am in charge of right now - I just finished breakfast, so no eating again until lunch. That's all I have to do. Did you get your 14 minutes in? Have you followed the NoS ru...
by aspencer27
Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Aspencer Check-In
Replies: 67
Views: 26220

Exactly - definitely not worried about that small fail, and I was able to get right back on track on Friday. A good success. Then, this weekend went pretty well, too. Saturday I was able to enjoy my S Day - followed a normal N Day until dinner, where we went out for a friend's birthday. I probably a...
by aspencer27
Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marianna's Check In
Replies: 50
Views: 24033

Great job! The process is definitely trial and error, so figuring out what works better for you is the best way to get this process to work.

As for the carbs, it sounds like you're taking the right approach - not restricting too much but still moderating for health issues. Good luck!
by aspencer27
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 184623

Great job! I feel like going through clothes is a constant battle that never ends... I am doing my hangers backward and forward (once I wear them). I am trying it with my hubby's stuff, too - he just doesn't know yet :lol: Come February, I'll pull out a couple of things and tell him that he hasn't w...
by aspencer27
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MsJ's Check In
Replies: 30
Views: 12171

MsJ, NoS is way tougher than it seems! Try not to get frustrated. While it seems like all of these fails are such a big deal, in the long run getting to sane eating is much more important and these fails will just be a blip. Getting into a routine will really help. Also, don't focus on the fails - n...
by aspencer27
Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Aspencer Check-In
Replies: 67
Views: 26220

Technical fail yesterday, but no big deal. I had an event and just had a bite of an appetizer, so I was pretty hungry when I got home. No food in the house, but I had gotten macarons at the event, so I had one for "dinner" - :D
by aspencer27
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 184623

I think the consignment shop followed by treating yourself is well deserved - you are doing so great with the decluttering! Or, if donating is quicker and easier, then just get it done. Good luck!
by aspencer27
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ammara's check in
Replies: 42
Views: 20283

You are doing great, even with a binge today. Just think of how much further ahead with moderating the binges you are now! It happens from time to time, and in the grand scheme of things, it's not important. Just get back on track now - you can do it! Also, I agree with taking an NWS day for a sick ...
by aspencer27
Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 184623

That is awesome everyone! R.jean, there are charities like Dress for Success that love to get business clothing donated. I highly recommend looking into that. Consignment shops should work pretty well, too. I've never used one, but there are definitely some long established ones, so they should be p...
by aspencer27
Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Aspencer Check-In
Replies: 67
Views: 26220

Yay, success yesterday! I am back on track. I have an event tonight, but I'm hoping to keep it an N Day with all of the other S Days I have this month.
by aspencer27
Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Joyfully celebrating 6!!!! years of NoS Satisfaction
Replies: 14
Views: 16320

6 years! Congrats to the long-term success. Glad to hear about the 21 day club... I haven't made it there, either. I also really like your insights around savoring your food, that's another big thing that I am trying to work on, too.

Congrats with your success and keep up the great work!
by aspencer27
Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sonya's checkin
Replies: 605
Views: 351586

Nice job! Glad to hear about the smaller portion sizes. I definitely want to start focusing on that. I am trying to get more veggies, too - they are a fair amount of work to prep at home. I've been trying get up early on the weekends and prep them, so the weeknights are much quicker. I'm struggling ...
by aspencer27
Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ********October Challenge************
Replies: 16
Views: 7629

Yes, I just had the same thing, although 2 of my S Days I actually followed the N Day rules. Yesterday getting back on track was easy until the end of the day, where I overate at dinner... But, I'm getting back on track right now. Good luck, Swuddly and everyone else!
by aspencer27
Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Aspencer Check-In
Replies: 67
Views: 26220

Ugh! Crappy night yesterday. I ended up eating the right amount at dinner, then I just wanted to eat more, so I had seconds, and way too many of them... The worst part is that I was at an event in the evening, and I did so well, no snacking, and I was ready for a good but small dinner when I got hom...
by aspencer27
Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ********October Challenge************
Replies: 16
Views: 7629

Bump! A week into October - how's it going for everyone so far? I've been on vacation - so easy S Days for me, but I'm ready for the sanity of an N Day! :shock:
by aspencer27
Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Aspencer Check-In
Replies: 67
Views: 26220

So, I had a long weekend vacation, so I took S Days on Friday through Monday... Friday followed an N Day, Saturday I had some chocolate before dinner - which I really enjoyed, and some dessert after dinner - I didn't need it and I mindlessly ate it - it was good, but I would have enjoyed just one bi...
by aspencer27
Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 184623

For the bigger projects, figuring out the next steps and working through small things at a time is a success! You are one step closer to getting rid of that huge item! I was out of town this weekend, but I helped my sister pick up her house a bit - I don't know why I am so motivated to help others b...
by aspencer27
Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Just Another Disney Dad
Replies: 45
Views: 27407

So sorry to hear that. I hope that writing the letters and visiting with her helps her through that serious trauma. I'm sure knowing that someone can care for her so much will be a great first step. I definitely think sorrow counts as an S Day. Be kind to yourself, you've had a really big loss and i...
by aspencer27
Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Swuddly's Check-In
Replies: 35
Views: 13054

Great job! 14 days in a row, is fantastic, keep it up!
by aspencer27
Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 184623

That will be great to get rid of one of those. I'll be out of town this weekend, so I probably won't get anything done on the decluttering side, but I've gotten back on track with my daily pick-ups. Last night I had a lot of extra pick-ups to do... since I had fallen behind. Oh well, back on track!
by aspencer27
Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 578970

The point of NoS is to be moderate, so if Vanilla NoS makes you feel deprived/out-of-control, then definitely adjust how you see fit. I'm still working out the kinks of getting to moderation, too. Right now, I feel like I constantly test the boundaries of really being able to eat what I want - so, f...
by aspencer27
Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 253164

Nice job!
by aspencer27
Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 366183

Good luck with the plan. I am toying with the idea of adding a snack in the afternoon because I usually eat lunch around 1pm and don't get home for dinner until around 9pm - that's a long time, and I think my meals are bigger to make up for it! I am looking forward to see how your tweaks work out - ...
by aspencer27
Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Aspencer Check-In
Replies: 67
Views: 26220

Thanks, Clarinetgal and Swuddly. Yesterday was a success, too, I'm starting October off right! I think for October I'm going to start focusing on eating more veggies. I really like vegetables, but I definitely don't think that I eat enough of them.
by aspencer27
Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: interesting articles
Replies: 43
Views: 22158

Agreed - that site is great, too!
by aspencer27
Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Post-Pregnancy Check In 2014
Replies: 195
Views: 90372

Glad you are adjusting your meals to make it work for you. I really like hearing other perspectives, especially when it comes to S Days - they drive me crazy, too!
by aspencer27
Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy C.'s check in
Replies: 12
Views: 5026

That is a rule of mindful eating - focusing on being in charge of eating. Being in control implies that you can also be out of control, but either way you are still in charge of what you eat. I really like that distinction, too! I think I need to re-read my mindful eating book. I found it really ins...
by aspencer27
Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Klutzy68's check-in
Replies: 20
Views: 10899

For my overwhelming list of to-dos, I have been trying to focus on micro-resolutions for things that I hate and usually put off. For example, on decluttering <<shudder>> on weeknights, I only need to clear my two hotspots - the dining room table and the desk. Keeping up with these daily makes it qui...
by aspencer27
Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ********October Challenge************
Replies: 16
Views: 7629

Me, too! I finished September strong, so I hope to be off to a great start with October. I have a couple of events coming up, so I don't know about my NWS days - I feel like there are a lot of them - a long weekend with my sister, my parents in town, and a couple work events, so I know I shouldn't t...
by aspencer27
Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 312450

I am working through not binging by myself, too. Some days it is really easy and others I either struggle through or give in. Just get back on track right now, we can do this! Eschano - great advice - this is just one tiny fail in the grand scheme of things. Good luck with your weight and health, I ...
by aspencer27
Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 484
Views: 223050

I think this change in season is affecting everyone! I feel like we are all struggling through together. I gave myself permission to let go of my "goal" clothing too. I did keep a few things that are about half a size too small, but if they don't fit by next year, they're gone. I honestly think I ke...
by aspencer27
Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ferdberfle's semi-pseudo-quasi-daily check in
Replies: 12
Views: 9227

It doesn't even have to be one day at a time, just focus on this one in-between meal time. All you need to do is make it to the next meal and you are back on track - you can do this!

Great job with the walking, that will definitely help blow off steam.

I hope you feel better.
by aspencer27
Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mitchelll's Daily checkin
Replies: 131
Views: 68097

What a great success! The hard-earned ones seem to feel the best after. Now make sure you really enjoy that piece (or more) of candy this weekend! Good luck on your 21 days.
by aspencer27
Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: I want to finish a textbook!
Replies: 46
Views: 15698

Good job getting back to it today. I'm trying to do this with re-learning Spanish, but it seems to be falling by the wayside the last month. I have been tracking it with lots of red... Keep up the good work.
by aspencer27
Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Swuddly's Check-In
Replies: 35
Views: 13054

Ha! Every little bit counts. Don't downplay all of the success you've been having - you're doing great, keep it up!
by aspencer27
Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Aspencer Check-In
Replies: 67
Views: 26220

Yay! Finished September off with a success, even with an event for a club last night. Now, time to focus on making October even better.
by aspencer27
Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 184623

So true! I did this with our kitchen - pulling out things we rarely use and putting them in storage boxes on top of the cabinets, and that made a huge difference.
by aspencer27
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Just Another Disney Dad
Replies: 45
Views: 27407

Great job! The pumpkin roll sounds delicious, and great job with keeping the rest of the day consistent with NoS. I actually like having S events more than S Days, and I'm thinking of switching to that for the weekend. Keep it up!
by aspencer27
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Swuddly's Check-In
Replies: 35
Views: 13054

Great job! I know that some of my plates have been a little ridiculous, too. I like the idea of reducing just a little bit - I think I'll try that starting today, too. Good luck!
by aspencer27
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KMCS check-in
Replies: 7
Views: 3613

Great job! You had 3 successes last week, and got back on track after fails! I'd consider that a success overall. Try not to focus on the fails, they are just a tracking tool. You are ahead of where you would be otherwise, and this week will be even better. Good luck!
by aspencer27
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mitchelll's Daily checkin
Replies: 131
Views: 68097

Welcome back. Sorry for your loss, that is definitely a difficult time to get through.

Don't try a fad diet and don't give up! NoS may be slower, but I feel like the program is so much gentler and kinder to myself that it's worth it. Good luck with getting back into it - we're here for you.
by aspencer27
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 253164

Sounds like yesterday was a great success, and I'm glad you're feeling better. We have fortunately had a bit of summer pop back up here after a couple of colder weeks, so I'm enjoying it while I can.

Congrats on the promotion!
by aspencer27
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Aspencer Check-In
Replies: 67
Views: 26220

Hard fought success yesterday. Last night I kept trying to convince myself to eat some more after dinner, but I didn't - yay! I have lots to do out of the house tonight, so it should be a little easier. I definitely think that when I have stuff to do around the house that I try and use food as a pro...
by aspencer27
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Walking is the superfood of fitness, experts say
Replies: 3
Views: 6466

Love this! I walk to and from work most days (~2 miles), but I still don't think it's enough to counteract the sitting I do all day. I got my dad a vivofit which vibrates when you sit for more than an hour, and you have to get up and move for a bit to turn off the vibration. I think I may ask for on...
by aspencer27
Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 184623

I also got rid of more stuff this weekend, it was great! Just a few items, but now I have some more storage space open. I'm trying to figure out what should go in there. I'm going to keep on top of my small hotspots during the week, and focus on bigger stuff on the weekend.
by aspencer27
Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Aspencer Check-In
Replies: 67
Views: 26220

Hi, everyone, thanks for stopping by! For weightlifting, I've been doing a lot of kettlebell classes. I am really motivated by classes right now, and I haven't been able to get myself into the gym on my own lately... I also love regular weightlifting - I mostly do dumbbells, since I rarely have a sp...
by aspencer27
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Emdutto's Daily Check-In
Replies: 60
Views: 32199

That's great! It definitely helps to do something when you enjoy it, now if only I can figure how to apply that to housework...

Keep up the great work, you have so many green days in a row!
by aspencer27
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 436
Views: 258584

No worries - those fails are done and over with. You are back on track now, and just in time for an S Day, so you can't fail!

We're here with you, just keep on trying, and you'll get some more successes in there.
by aspencer27
Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *****September Challenge*****
Replies: 39
Views: 14917

oolala - how did your classes go? I had a major fail last night, and I really thought about not posting today, but really, what is the point of that?!?! I'm not going to be perfect 100% of the time, and a fail is no big deal as long as I get right back on track. I can't believe September is almost o...
by aspencer27
Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 578970

Congrats, that is such a great feeling! Enjoy those small fails, and it will keep helping you get away from the binges. My S Days have been a bit of a challenge for me to enjoy, so I am focusing on keeping my sanity, too. Good luck and keep up the great work!
by aspencer27
Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Keep Calm and No S on
Replies: 322
Views: 147566

Welcome back again. Good luck with your half! Feel free to join us for the September challenge - it's never too late to join in. We'll be doing one in October, too, so you can use that as the 21 day challenge, too, or just post your 21-day challenge yourself.

Enjoy Vegas!
by aspencer27
Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 366183

Sounds like the tweaks are going well. Sorry to hear about your pain from standing. For some quicker meals, you could do some prep ahead meals that you can do a few things at a time. I really like to bake things in the oven because once it's prepped, there's no more cooking work to do - the oven doe...
by aspencer27
Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Klutzy68's check-in
Replies: 20
Views: 10899

Great job with everything you got done yesterday! An S Day today is much deserved. As for the term fail, for me, I've gotten to the point where it's no big deal. One fail every now and then isn't going to de-rail me from NoS, and I have many more successful days now than I would without NoS. You cou...
by aspencer27
Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Moderate meals check in
Replies: 21
Views: 6696

I thought about doing the same thing - skipping out on posting because of a major fail yesterday. I'm so glad we didn't. I feel much better about today, back on track. You have so many successful days stacked up that some fails won't derail you - keep up the great work!
by aspencer27
Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3924
Views: 1238708

Linda, hang in there. Even maintaining for me is better than gaining, like I had been doing before. Maintaining is a success, and your weight is just a number. We are definitely our own worst critics - we wouldn't say most of the stuff to friends that we say to ourselves. That just isn't right!
by aspencer27
Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2172
Views: 974949

Hang in there with the fails, you'll make it through, and don't be so hard on yourself. Maintaining and being on NoS for as long as you have is such an achievement, and I always look to you for advice - you are definitely doing a lot of things right. Vanilla NoS isn't going to be right for everyone....
by aspencer27
Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 484
Views: 223050

Focusing on one small thing really adds up in the long run. We just can't physically do everything, and it sounds like you are on the right track. Sorry to hear about all of the stress - is there anything you can do to focus on yourself? Even if it's one small thing of doing something for yourself, ...
by aspencer27
Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: O43 Check-in
Replies: 976
Views: 605000

Great job with the milk and white knuckling through today. I always feel the most successful when I make it through a day where I just really wanted to give in the whole day. You did it! Sorry to hear about next week - you'll make it through. An S Week sounds like it will be much deserved. Focus on ...
by aspencer27
Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Emma's check in
Replies: 7
Views: 3167

Great job! Getting re-started is tough, and you're off to a great start. Keep up the good work!
by aspencer27
Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Aspencer Check-In
Replies: 67
Views: 26220

Ugh! Terrible fail last night. I gave myself the night off from the gym, so I think I was just eating out of boredom. I felt constantly hungry last night. Oh well, today is a new day, and I'm back on track!
by aspencer27
Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 184623

That's awesome, Klutzy! I use food to put things off, too. It is tough to face some of the bigger things that we know we need to get done. I am trying to focus on one small thing a day - keeping two hotspots in the house clear each morning. On the weekends, I am going to focus on a larger 30 minute ...
by aspencer27
Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ferdberfle's semi-pseudo-quasi-daily check in
Replies: 12
Views: 9227

Yes, I love being outdoors when the weather is nice! Great job on the walking. For the pumpkin pie - yum! I hope you enjoyed it. Don't beat yourself up over it - it's over and done with. Get right back on track, and you'll be good to go. Keep up the great work!
by aspencer27
Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Klutzy68's check-in
Replies: 20
Views: 10899

Welcome!
by aspencer27
Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Swuddly's Check-In
Replies: 35
Views: 13054

What a great first week - keep up the momentum! Welcome!
by aspencer27
Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Aspencer Check-In
Replies: 67
Views: 26220

Tessy - I agree, cheese is my weakness. I actually am thinking about making it an S item. But not for now :D

Yesterday was great. Easy N Day - love those!
by aspencer27
Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *****September Challenge*****
Replies: 39
Views: 14917

I can't believe September is almost over! Look at all of those greens stacking up. And, everyone has done amazing after the fails - right back on track!

Keep up the great work, and we'll crush this last week in September!
by aspencer27
Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 184623

That's great, r.jean - I love having people over because it makes me get my house "nice enough" for company. I haven't been doing that great on the maintenance, but I am getting back on track today! For Habithacker... I'm on day 17. I haven't really been keeping up with it, but they knew that, so ye...
by aspencer27
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ammara's check in
Replies: 42
Views: 20283

Don't lose heart, you are doing great. 5 lbs is such an achievement! Whenever I start to feel down about not losing more, I think about how before NoS I was gaining weight. That makes me realize that even maintaining is ahead of where I would be without NoS. I definitely believe that slower weight l...
by aspencer27
Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Aspencer Check-In
Replies: 67
Views: 26220

The event was great! The whole day was a success and for the S Event, I had a pretty small dinner (but satisfying) and some dessert, which I really enjoyed. Now, back to an N Day today.
by aspencer27
Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gingerpie's 21 day challenge
Replies: 558
Views: 263433

You will get back on track! You're doing great with the eating, and the exercising will be back, too. Keep it up!
by aspencer27
Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Aspencer Check-In
Replies: 67
Views: 26220

Yes, no failing on the weekend! For Friday, it was a REALLY big virtual plate :lol: I love cheese - it's always my downfall! Yesterday was great. I tried to convince myself to eat more after dinner, and go the virtual plate route, but I was able to stop myself by knowing it would actually be seconds...
by aspencer27
Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 184623

Thanks for letting me rant! I figure that I still have enough of my own junk to let go, that I can focus on that for now. We have some large items that we have agreed to get rid of - I just need to figure out how to get rid of them now. So that will help. I'm also going to try and find small things ...
by aspencer27
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 312450

That is great on skipping the sweets! It's always the little things that just add up. Good luck on the 21 day / 66 day challenge, I'll be here rooting you on!
by aspencer27
Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 184623

That is great getting stuff out of the house! I got overwhelmed this weekend again, when I looked through 5 boxes in the guest bedroom, and they were all hubby's stuff. Ugh! I tried discussing with him about tossing some of our old painting stuff - we rent an apartment and haven't painted anything i...
by aspencer27
Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Aspencer Check-In
Replies: 67
Views: 26220

Friday was a fail - hubby didn't get home until really late, so we had a late dinner. I was at a friend's house and snacked on some cheese while I was there. Probably too much cheese... but I had a pretty small dinner. Overall, no big deal. The weekend was stressful, so I didn't really focus on eati...
by aspencer27
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New Way for ME
Replies: 4
Views: 3176

Welcome, Sandy. I definitely agree that taking away the allure of foods being forbidden helps a lot. The other key for me is to be more focused while I am eating. A lot of times I'll just mindlessly eat, and I won't even enjoy my meal. If I take more time to really enjoy what I'm eating, then I find...
by aspencer27
Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 184623

Great suggestions, I'm going to try those out. For his shirts, I was thinking of pulling them all out into a pile - for him to realize that he has hundreds of them! And then putting them away as he wears them. That way next year, he might give me permission to toss the shirts he hasn't worn all year...
by aspencer27
Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Aspencer Check-In
Replies: 67
Views: 26220

Success last night! The plate for dinner was a large plate that wasn't full, so a few bites of salad before and bread would have definitely fit. No dessert! And, I didn't feel overly stuffed last night, so overall success.

I am ready for the weekend!
by aspencer27
Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 253164

That's such a great point of view. I think I'm going to try and implement it on S Days - just really enjoy them. I seem to get it to work for Saturday, but then Sunday I'll overdo it, and not really enjoy the day.

Keep up the great work on your systems!
by aspencer27
Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gingerpie's 21 day challenge
Replies: 558
Views: 263433

That sounds like a great plan with the journal. Being more edgy with all of your family stuff is probably throwing you out of whack. You'll be back on track. For snacking at night, can you try and distract yourself in some way? For me, if I'm bored (or trying to avoid something like de-cluttering) I...
by aspencer27
Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gwen's sporadic check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 12015

Those are amazing results! Keep up the great work!
by aspencer27
Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Aspencer Check-In
Replies: 67
Views: 26220

Success on Tues and Wed this week, yay! Tonight I have a dinner with a friend, and we tend to overindulge a bit... I'm going to be harsh with my virtual plating for tracking today, and no dessert tonight!