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by Okaybear
Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

Merry Christmas and/or a festive solstice to everyone! :) Obviously, 12/24 and 12/25 were s-days. My boyfriend and I created our own "feast of the seven fishes" with oodles and oodles of seafood for the holidays. A few cookies and a couple chocolates here and there. Excessive? A bit. But it is a maj...
by Okaybear
Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm Free!
Replies: 5
Views: 3320

Welcome!

I know how it feels to count every morsel that you eat. Lame. :) We humans were meant for more than that.

I hope that you find No S to be successful. I've only just started, and frankly, I really like it.

Glad to have you around!

Okaybear (aka Karen)
by Okaybear
Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Who Me? Checking In!
Replies: 549
Views: 224287

I'm sorry to hear that it's been a rotten year. :( As far as I can tell, being a relative newbie, vacation days are S days as a general rule. I think it's excellent that you're still being diligent when it would be so easy to go overboard.
by Okaybear
Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

12/22 - Success! - Yesterday was a good food day. I was good about eating enough for my first two meals to make sure that I was not too hungry later on. Tonight...we'll see. :) I've been on track so far. No official exercise today, but I did deadlift my bodyweight yesterday!! Two reps! First time I...
by Okaybear
Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sweetness' "daily" check in
Replies: 624
Views: 307723

Good job on not caving on the cookies! I know how easy it is to go down that road...and how hard it is to resist! That sounds like a success in my book!
by Okaybear
Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

12/21 - Success! - Boy, was it hard to make this a green day. I did NOT eat enough for my first two meals, so I REALLY wanted seconds for dinner. I held off, however. Tomorrow will be a more reasonable day. I'll make sure to eat sensibly for my first two meals. Also, I need to work out, since I mis...
by Okaybear
Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

Ugh, 12/20 - FAIL - No excuses, just a failure. Seconds on pizza and a cookie. I have a theory - with all the weight lifting I'm doing, I need to be eating more protein to keep my hunger in check. Too many carbs just leads to binging. BUT, I did have a nice run today, and I'm planning on being very ...
by Okaybear
Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

Need to catch up a bit. 12/16 was a success and 17 and 18 were S-days, so here we are on another week. Today was very good, both in terms of exercise and food. I got an early stocking stuffer from my roommate - a small, non-electric juicer - so I juiced a whole bunch of tangerines this morning to ha...
by Okaybear
Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: freegirl's check in
Replies: 26
Views: 11143

My goodness, that is an impressive weight loss. Great job!
by Okaybear
Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I need a pep talk!
Replies: 30
Views: 13705

From the context, I'm not sure whether or not oolala knew that your vegetarianism was a values-based choice. I know there are plenty of people who choose not to eat meat for health or taste reasons rather than animal-rights or environmental-impact reasons. I don't think that post was suggesting you ...
by Okaybear
Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lightfm's daily check-in
Replies: 5
Views: 2864

Good luck to you! I work at a dessert cafe, so I understand you on the temptation front. I know you can do it. Welcome aboard.
by Okaybear
Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

12/15 - Success! - I also did end up going on a lovely, long (for me) run...just under 4 miles. Perfect weather for it, where I am. I'm being a bit lazy today. Skipping the gym altogether, and I went out for lunch rather than make it myself. BUT, it was tacos from my absolute favorite taco place, f...
by Okaybear
Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's daily check-in
Replies: 202
Views: 91334

:roll: Hehehehehe....wait, not funny? (I'm sorry, I couldn't resist! I'm a punk.) The thing about diets and exercise that I wish more people would understand is that they're NOT MORAL ISSUES. If any of us on the other side of the boards are judging you, well, we can go jump in a lake. It's your jour...
by Okaybear
Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

12/14 - Success! - Yesterday I was feeling more like myself, and I had a lovely day at the gym working on my back and doing some on the row machine. Can't remember exactly what I ate, but I know it was within the NoS rubric.

Today, it is lovely out, so I'm hoping to go on a run before work.
by Okaybear
Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Thtrchic's Daily Check-in
Replies: 851
Views: 327360

Your food for today sounds so healthy, balanced, and delicious. Yum!

Good job on the exercise, too. Sounds like a good day!
by Okaybear
Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

Sweetness, thanks for the kind words. Yes, I know it wasn't the biggest fail in the world. I'll be my own harshest critic as long as you all are here to be my cheerleaders. Today (12/13) was a success . I was particularly mopey today (feeling sort of blah in general), so exercise-wise it was a bust,...
by Okaybear
Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

12/10 and 12/11 - s days 12/12 - Fail. :shock: - Ugh. Didn't expect to fail today, but I went to a birthday party for a friend and definitely ate some cake. I know, you could argue a "special" day, but I wasn't calling it one. The positive news - I really had a great workout today. Bench press, sho...
by Okaybear
Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Four meals
Replies: 6
Views: 4154

I think that's relatively common. As long as you keep them small and planned (i.e. no deciding on the spur of the moment that you need a forth meal...that would be snacking), four meals might be just what someone needs to stay on track.

That being said, I'm a 3-mealer. Others can weigh in. :)
by Okaybear
Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

Thanks snapdragon - I definitely think that lifting is underrated for weight loss. Especially since building muscle raises your metabolism, AND, circuit training can provide cardiovascular benefits while still focusing on resistance-type exercises. I try to focus on cardio 3 days a week, resistance ...
by Okaybear
Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

Thanks! Yes, 21 days is nice...still new, but long enough that this way of eating isn't foreign anymore. 12/7 - Success! Today, I worked out my back - Romanian deadlifts, T-bar rows, assisted pull-ups, cable rows, etc. Yay for lifting! Tomorrow will be more cardio. Food today: B: 2 eggs, toast, baco...
by Okaybear
Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 836
Views: 592270

Popping my head in to say that I've made it past 21 days! Woo-hoo! The weight has not budged much, if at all, but I feel much better about my food habits. No more mindless snacking or heaping seconds. (Sweets were never my downfall. :) ) I'm liking this way of eating so far, and I'm probably going t...
by Okaybear
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

Thanks, Janie! Speaking of success... 12/6 - Success! - Today was a big one, as it has officially been 21 days on the NoS train! I'm glad for that, but I'm also a bit grumbly since I'm still hungry and still awake. But I'm not going to ruin a perfectly good Day 21 by eating now. I went on a lovely b...
by Okaybear
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sweetness' "daily" check in
Replies: 624
Views: 307723

I hope that this doesn't seem frivolous to comment on in the wake of your loss, but I think it's excellent that yesterday was a success for you food-wise. When we're at our most distressed, we often give ourselves "permission" to backslide on good habits. You stuck to your guns in a hard time, and t...
by Okaybear
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

12/4 - S-day 12/5 - Success! - Today I woke up pretty late and unfortunately had to cut my workout short (a potential personal training client was in the gym today, so I needed to introduce myself), but I did get a little bit of lifting done (chest and shoulders today). Food stuff is fine. Find mys...
by Okaybear
Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

12/2 - FAIL - as planned. Thanksgiving part two was delicious.

12/3 - Success! - Though this was a technical S-day, I wanted to make up for my failure/non-scheduled S-day yesterday.

Food today:

B: Bowl of cereal

L: Thanksgiving#2 leftovers

D: Ramen noodles
by Okaybear
Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

12/1 - Success! - Once again, a pretty boring day all around, in terms of NoS. Not super healthy in my meal choices, but also, not hungry in between meals. I did exercise - just under 3 mile jog, plus, I work a pretty physical restaurant job (part-time), so I was lifting chairs and sweeping and mop...
by Okaybear
Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

11/30 - Success! - I made chicken wings tonight! They were AWESOME. I've never successfully fried anything in my life, but these things turned out so well, and I was happy to have just a small portion (6 wings). Did I mention that Vanilla NoS is wonderful for letting me eat whatever I want? I also ...
by Okaybear
Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: One Month
Replies: 11
Views: 5717

Blithe Morning wrote:I've said before that No S is the only diet where you start in the maintenance phase.
This is a great way to say it, Blithe. I hadn't thought of it like that!
by Okaybear
Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: One Month
Replies: 11
Views: 5717

I think that this is an excellent attitude and commitment! I'm sure with just a few mods, the weight will come off, and It won't feel like a burden. I'm also doing Vanilla NoS at this point, so I haven't really been modifying what I eat. Like you, I'm trusting the process and not worrying too much a...
by Okaybear
Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

11/29 - Success! - Today, I woke up sort of late, so I ended up eating more of a lunch, supper, dinner type deal. It works. Not much to report. I did some speedwork at a paved, marked trail (8 quarter mile repeats)....which sucked . I haven't done speedwork since I ran track in high school. Now I r...
by Okaybear
Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 117928

Holy cow, that pine nut reaction sounds so strange, and not at all fun. Hope your taste is back to normal.
by Okaybear
Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

Thanks, Bobcat! 11/26 and 11/27 - S-days 11/28 - Success! - I made coq au vin tonight for dinner, which was delicious, but I definitely ate too much. I need to learn that it's okay to stop eating when I'm full. On this NoS system, I worry that if I don't eat everything on my plate, I'll be hungry la...
by Okaybear
Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Soup Recipes
Replies: 28
Views: 12096

Marsie, you're from New England, and your soup recipe involving clams is not New England clam chowder???

...I'm disappointed in you. :P

I grew up in Mass, so I can't fathom clams in soup that are not clam chowder. However, I'm sure your recipe rocks, and is far healthier than chowder.
by Okaybear
Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bobcat's daily check in
Replies: 13
Views: 5562

While I think it's good to establish the habit of fessing up on your failures, I also think that in the grand scheme of things, that failure was mighty small. And the rest of your day looked right on track.

Keep it up, Bobcat! :)
by Okaybear
Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Thtrchic's Daily Check-in
Replies: 851
Views: 327360

Never posted in your check-in before, but I thought I'd say hello! I've been wondering what I will do if I go to the movies during the week (I work on the weekends, so it will likely be an NoS day the next time I see a flick.) I'm TOTALLY impressed that you refused the popcorn. That is a big weaknes...
by Okaybear
Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

11/25 - Success - Skipped breakfast this morning (not really intentional...my grandmother wanted to run some errands and she needed me to drive), so I had a bigger dinner than I probably needed. But overall, not a terrible day. L: Leftover Thanksgiving plate - turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, ...
by Okaybear
Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

At five miles, I'm fairly sure I would have been closer to your pace, r.jean! Great job on your run, too! I've been doing the whole Turkey Trot thing for the past four years and I love it. It helps me further justify the holiday eating. :)
by Okaybear
Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: debs 2011 check in
Replies: 185
Views: 92058

I have told people time and again...give me a can of Pringles, and I will hand you back an EMPTY can of Pringles. I have a rough time controlling myself around chips, too. I think that's a great idea to have single-serve packs of chips in the house if they're a trigger for you. But more to the point...
by Okaybear
Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

Thanks for the support, folks! It really is great to be here. 11/23 - Success! - Boring, not much to report. B-Bowl of cherrios L-Grilled cheese and pickles D - Lobster tail, beans and carrots, and mac and cheese *** Today, of course (at least for us in the states), it's an NWS-day . So, I've been e...
by Okaybear
Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Soup Recipes
Replies: 28
Views: 12096

Too solid, that's great! Glad to hear that it was helpful!
by Okaybear
Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

11/22 - Success! - Better day today, definitely. I have been pretty hungry since dinner, but my cravings have been completely manageable thanks to spiced tea. And I know, rationally, that I have had plenty of food today. B: 2 eggs, 2 slices of turkey bacon, 2 pieces of toast w/butter L: Turkey sand...
by Okaybear
Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Determined's Check-In
Replies: 431
Views: 158206

You had the frosting ON YOUR FINGERS and you kept the NoS train on the track?

:shock:
:D

Successes like these make this noobie try extra hard. Thanks for being such a great example!
by Okaybear
Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Soup Recipes
Replies: 28
Views: 12096

My favorite soup is super duper easy. Butternut squash and leek soup. 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and diced into 1 in. cubes 1 medium white onion, diced 3 leeks, sliced 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 2 cups veg. or chicken broth salt, pepper, and other seasonings to taste (I ...
by Okaybear
Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

11/21 - Success? - Okay, the question mark is there because I know I followed the letter of the law, but not really the spirit. I did no sweets, snacks, or seconds...but I also ate a big plate of chicken wings for dinner and I had three alcoholic beverages. (The Patriots won the football game tonig...
by Okaybear
Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

11/9 and 11/20 - S Days - I don't think I'll post much about my food on S days, seeing as the whole point of this NoS system is to let yourself enjoy without stressing out too much. I will pat myself on the back for completing my long run this weekend. 6.25 miles in 1:07!! Yay! I should be right as...
by Okaybear
Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Total newbie needing reassurance!
Replies: 4
Views: 3008

Hi! I'm also a super noobie, so I don't know how much reassurance I can give quite yet, but I wanted to pop in and say hello anyway. Good to know that there are others around just starting out. I think one of this things about this (non)diet that appeals to me is the acknowledgment that it's OKAY to...
by Okaybear
Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

Success! 11/18 I noticed that some of y'all include your foodstuffs. I think that's a good idea. Added accountability and all. :) B: Oatmeal, 1/2 yogurt, and a clementine L: Sliced chicken sandwich w/lettuce, chips, crackers w/brie D: Small salad w/dressing; chicken and rice casserole w/peas Also, ...
by Okaybear
Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

Success! 11/17 - Ya know where else I work while I'm starting this personal training stuff?

A dessert cafe.

I forgot how difficult it would be to resist tasting the gelato. But I did it!
by Okaybear
Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello! I am a nOOb
Replies: 5
Views: 3407

Hi guys! Thanks for the welcome. @determined: No, I have not yet read the book. I think I am going to try to be very strict in the Vanilla NoS rules and see where that takes me first. If I find that I'm failing or not getting results, I'll probably check out the book to see what I'm doing that needs...
by Okaybear
Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Okaybear's Check-In
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

Okaybear's Check-In

Success: 11/16 - Yesterday was my first day on Vanilla NoS. I can see that this will be tricky, but doable. My main issue is staying up late, watching TV. That's always the time when I want to snack the most. I think that it will be helpful to get my knitting back in gear to keep my hands busy and ...
by Okaybear
Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello! I am a nOOb
Replies: 5
Views: 3407

Hello! I am a nOOb

Hi all! Just wanted to pop in and introduce myself. Real name's Karen, you can call me that or Okaybear. This is my first day on this NoS journey, and I'm excited as all get out. I recently started as a personal trainer (NSCA-CPT), so I'm already a lover of exercise and fitness. However, I've found ...