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by hexagon
Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hexagon's daily check-in
Replies: 5
Views: 3869

9/18/07

Success. Had to eat out for dinner, but nothing excessive (ate at one of the few places around that actually provides reasonable portion sizes).

Walked to work too (~1 hour walk). It was too late to walk home today (dark) but hopefully will do it tomorrow.
by hexagon
Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hexagon's daily check-in
Replies: 5
Views: 3869

9/17/07

Success, although my last meal was broccoli and cheddar soup in a bread bowl at Quizno's. Hardly healthy fare, but my boyfriend is too lazy to cook, even though I'm really, really busy and always cook for him when I have the time...Arrrgh.
by hexagon
Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Frustrated
Replies: 11
Views: 7025

I think what you're saying is some good advice, and I agree with it. The problem is that sometimes it is very hard to do that, especially when things go wrong in my work (I'm a research scientist) that I cannot control. For example, if I grow bacteria and they for some unknown reason decide to grow ...
by hexagon
Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Frustrated
Replies: 11
Views: 7025

Frustrated

Hi there, First, to any of you people out there who will immediately want to say "oh, you're making excuses for yourself"--here's my disclaimer--I'M NOT. I'm not saying that my failures are somehow the fault of external circumstances. What I'd like to hear from you all is how you find the strength t...
by hexagon
Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hexagon's daily check-in
Replies: 5
Views: 3869

9/13/07 (Day 5) Success. 9/14/07 (Day 6) Failure. Blast! Had a few drinks and got the alcohol munchies. I guess I shouldn't drink at all since alcohol seems to throw my blood sugar out of whack. 9/15/07 (Day 7) S-Day. S-Day or no, I ate too much. 9/16/07 (Day 8) S-Day. I ate too much again. I've bee...
by hexagon
Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hexagon's daily check-in
Replies: 5
Views: 3869

9/12/07 (Day 4) Success. Rats! A few weeks ago I pulled a muscle in my back, and despite attempting to be careful about exercise, it's all tensed up again. I might actually be forced to sit around, which I hate (the past month, I was afflicted with a chest cold from Hades, plus the messed-up back, n...
by hexagon
Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hexagon's daily check-in
Replies: 5
Views: 3869

Issues with internet prevented me from posting sooner. 9/10/07 Success, but my dinner was BIG (yes, it all fit onto one plate, just barely). I was starving. I have to space out my meals carefully in order to avoid being too hungry. 9/11/07 Success. Having four meals a day helped (portion-controlled ...
by hexagon
Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting again
Replies: 1
Views: 1978

Starting again

Hi, It's good to see this whole bulletin board is still thriving. I've been gone for a while. Professionally, I've had a lot of good things going on, which has kept me very, very busy. Personally, I've been struggling with relationship issues. Both of these have contributed to me partially falling o...
by hexagon
Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hexagon's daily check-in
Replies: 5
Views: 3869

Hexagon's daily check-in

9/9/07

S-day. Feels good to be back.
by hexagon
Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Ugh, I'm experiencing major insomnia here... Days 52, 53, 54 were disasters. Yup, I guess all of them were S-Days, but I really screwed up. I think it's because I've been working like a nut and I'm tired of it. Oh yeah, and there's issues with my relationship. These are crappy excuses for gluttony, ...
by hexagon
Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is denial always bad?
Replies: 7
Views: 4763

Er, just in case anybody somehow misinterprets what I just wrote--when I said "damn straight" I was not condoning giving oneself a mental complex or inducing little girls to starve themselves.
by hexagon
Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is denial always bad?
Replies: 7
Views: 4763

Is denial always bad?

Hi, The "Not a good idea" posting led me to thinking about denial. I was just wondering what your thoughts are about it. I personally think that any big goal in life requires some form of work or sacrifice. That includes leading a healthy life, especially when our lifestyles in this modern world don...
by hexagon
Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not a good idea
Replies: 46
Views: 81634

Hi, Honestly, I don't think No S encourages binging and purging. A lot of folks here do have food issues, so sometimes that happens, but if you read what Reinhard suggests, he doesn't say "yeah, S-days are for going whole hog." Remember, he mentions the word "sometimes" with regards to snacks/second...
by hexagon
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Okay, I've been out of the loop for a bit. Basically, days 42-44 were fine. Day 45 was an added S-day, due to the boyfriend visiting. Days 46-47 were standard S-days, but I took WAY too much license--"the boyfriend is here so we should celebrate with decadence." Yeah. Whoops. Day 48 was er, hands do...
by hexagon
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ramblings about my failure
Replies: 14
Views: 8228

Hi Sinnie, I hear you on the emotional eating issues. It's true that the real cure for the emotional eating is to solve those issues, but usually those are pretty deep-seated things or life situations that can take time to change. I've found a few things have helped me a lot. (1) Staying away from s...
by hexagon
Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Stubborn peasant body
Replies: 27
Views: 16280

It's interesting to hear people's attitudes about make-up, clothes, etc. I think all too often we are taught that the physical and the mental/emotional are completely separate, but I don't think they are. I'm really not in the habit of using make-up, but I've been increasing some of my self-care, do...
by hexagon
Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Um, let's see...

Day 38: success

Days 39, 40: S-days: one very successful one, one partially successful one (only *some* gluttony, not going totally crazy). Felt good about that. Got in some exercise at least on one day.

Day 41 (today): success

Hi Pangelsue, thanks for the encouragement.
by hexagon
Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Stubborn peasant body
Replies: 27
Views: 16280

Hi there, I really appreciate the support. Oddly enough in the past few weeks I've probably dropped six pounds. I guess I've been in a better mood. Oh yeah, and I've been working like a nut, and only eating when I'm actually hungry, and I've been able to sleep (mostly). Sometimes I can handle stress...
by hexagon
Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: GettnBusy's Daily Check-In
Replies: 189
Views: 104013

Hi Christi, Sorry you're feeling so stressed. Actually, on the upside of things, it's good that you had to actually make a special trip to buy junkier food. I mean, so many people just have that crap around their houses all of the time. I've had friends with pantries and refrigerators that *horrifie...
by hexagon
Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's last Day 1 ever
Replies: 49
Views: 22757

Hi Pangelsue, Just saying hello. Sorry I haven't been able to check up on you so much lately, I've been really busy. I know how the whole work thing goes--it really can be stressful. I've just decided I don't want to continue on in my current career so it makes this time more anxious... Anyway, keep...
by hexagon
Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 37: success bfast: oatmeal, yogurt, coffee w creamer lunch: 1/2 cup cereal, orange, homemade turkey-cheese wrap dinner: orange, sauteed spinach, 4 meatless "chicken" wings, apple w/some peanut butter exercise: 30 min running/walking, plus my normal daily walking (just part of my day, about 30 mi...
by hexagon
Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Me and my weird schedule.
Replies: 6
Views: 4557

Ditto on what Pangelsue said. I have worked really long hours sometimes and had to have a mini-meal (e.g. an apple and a small amount of nuts) in between lunch and dinner, otherwise I'd come home dizzy with hunger. I lost weight (I might have reported some struggling recently, but it's got *nothing*...
by hexagon
Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Stubborn peasant body
Replies: 27
Views: 16280

Thanks for asking. So-so. It seems like my weight fluctuates with my mood. The better I feel, the less I eat and the weight starts to drop off immediately. Then I'll feel terrible and a lot of it comes back. Last week sucked because I had severe insomnia. I barely stuck to No-S and then cracked for ...
by hexagon
Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Ooof, I've been busy and stressed out. Here goes. Day 31: eating failure. Did incorporate exercise though. Days 32-33, S-days, but they sucked. Incorporated exercise. Day 34: eating failure. Did incorporate exercise though. Day 35: success Day 36: (today) success (unless I decide to screw up). Got i...
by hexagon
Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 30. success bfast: oatmeal w/soynuts lunch: 1/2 ham and cheese sandwich on wheat (from a sandwich shop--they make them so big...), orange, coffee w/half-and-half dinner: whole-wheat pasta w/sauteed veggies, tofu, and cheese, plus an orange exercise: ~1 hr 20 min walking or so, maybe more. It isn...
by hexagon
Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 29. success. Exercise was lame today, but I did get some (30 min walking) plus I was working on my feet a lot of the day rather than just sitting at my desk.

Sorry about the lack of detail but I am really busy.
by hexagon
Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 25-26, S-days, and successes. Kept myself socially busy (for once!) and/or at work, so I didn't overeat

Day 27. Success

Day 28. Success

I did incorporate exercise of some sort into most days too.
by hexagon
Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Stubborn peasant body
Replies: 27
Views: 16280

Wow, thanks for the advice and commentary. I guess I get really scared about the man situation because of my older sister, who is in her mid-40's, never married, and is finding it harder and harder to find a man (who wants a committed relationship, that is...Seems like it's easier to find men who wa...
by hexagon
Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 23: success. Exercise: at least an hour or more of walking.

Day 24: success. Exercise: some walking, calisthenics (which I'll do right after I type this)
by hexagon
Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2nd month slump (or 3rd, or 4th...)
Replies: 5
Views: 4034

Thank you, Reinhard.
by hexagon
Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Stubborn peasant body
Replies: 27
Views: 16280

Hello there, and thanks for the input. I don't think I've got the type of body that would be a skinny body. That's fine. I do think I'm overweight, though. I mean, is my body really at its ideal weight if I have a gut and chubby arms? Probably not. I'm 5'2", and I'd like to be 130 pounds. That's nea...
by hexagon
Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 22: failure (but with a small f) b'fast: oatmeal, but then had a breakfast meeting and ate 2 donuts! I don't even LIKE donuts that much. I think I ate them simply because I felt so deprived. No matter what, No-S is deprivation in some sense, and while it is far more moderate than many a diet reg...
by hexagon
Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Stubborn peasant body
Replies: 27
Views: 16280

Stubborn peasant body

Let me present my situation, and maybe some of you successful folks out there could offer some advice. I have a stubborn peasant body. It's short and burly and puts on weight easily, both in the form of muscle and fat. As far as I know from the history of my family, my ancestors did go through some ...
by hexagon
Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2nd month slump (or 3rd, or 4th...)
Replies: 5
Views: 4034

2nd month slump (or 3rd, or 4th...)

Hi there, I've noticed from a lot of people's postings that they talk about having a great first month or so on No S, and that suddenly it gets hard. I'm really struggling with the same problem. I screwed up for a while due to being off of my antidepressant. Once I started back on the antidepressant...
by hexagon
Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Oh yeah, on Day 20 I got something like >2 hours walking in. Day 21: success? b'fast: oatmeal, yogurt w/high fiber cereal, orange, coffee w/creamer lunch: tofu-peanut sauce-veggie wrap, a few chips w/salsa dinner: salmon, cabbage w/balsamic vinagrette, mushrooms w/rice, orange, grapes, milk exercise...
by hexagon
Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 20: S-Day brunch: strawberries, oatmeal, yogurt, high-fiber cereal dinner: broiled salmon, homemade coleslaw, homemade mushrooms w/brown rice, strawberries and banana w/ice cream, orange I guess I'd call this a partial success. I still felt like dinner was too much but it wasn't like I was stuff...
by hexagon
Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is Anybody Else A........
Replies: 13
Views: 8142

Whatever works for you and makes you happy--I wouldn't worry about it. I find that my breakfasts are pretty plain, and my lunch/dinner can be kind of repetitive at times because I just cook up a big pot of whatever on Sunday and eat it for the rest of the week. (Ok, what I cook might be considered f...
by hexagon
Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 19: S-day , partial success Okay, I pretty much ate like I would on an N-day, and I walked over two hours, so that was good....Except that.... Unfortunately I ordered in pizza, a 12" thin crust, and I ate the whole damn thing. Yup, a piggy am I. Probably demolished my week's efforts right there ...
by hexagon
Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 18: success Bfast: oatmeal, yogurt Lunch: PBJ (minimal jelly, natural PB, whole wheat bread) Dinner: a bit of a moussaka-type thing (homemade), brown rice, pizza rolls, grapes (they did fit onto a plate), milk Some virtual plating here. The pizza rolls were eaten when I was watching a basketball...
by hexagon
Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 17: failure A combination of extreme hunger and extreme fatigue led to both events (had bad insomnia the previous evening). I've realized that if I say to myself "oh, I'll stop at the grocery and get healthy food X to treat myself" I should just skip going to the grocery, because it seems like I...
by hexagon
Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 16: success bfast: oatmeal, yogurt, small amount Fiber One lunch: homemade vegetable-meat-brown rice medley, carrots w/peanut butter, coffee w/half-n-half dinner: strawberries, small amount of medley w/cashews, hamburger patty exercise: ~1 hour walking (not counting all of my daily random stair ...
by hexagon
Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Thanks, Janine! Always good to hear encouragement--I've got to spread some of my own. I'm so busy that I've only had time to post briefly before going to bed. Day 14 (Monday): success bfast: oatmeal, fiber one lunch: homemade stir-fry w/brown rice, apple minimeal: apple, fiber one dinner: probably t...
by hexagon
Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 11: success Ate properly, exercised a lot. Days 12-13: S-days Well, these sucked eating wise. Just munched on lots of random stuff because I was lonely. I've decided that my S-days will be limited to one carefully-selected S per day. It seems that just having a general S day opens me up to too m...
by hexagon
Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 10: success, I think. Okay, in the middle of the night I woke up starving. Real, hardcore hunger. I tried to drink warm milk to make it go away but I was so horribly hungry I couldn't sleep. I went and ate a packetful of oatmeal and was ok. Maybe some would call this a failure, but as long as I'...
by hexagon
Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is There A Former Atkins Dieter Here?
Replies: 12
Views: 7260

Hi, I did Atkins too, and unfortunately after I stopped was overly into carbs for awhile--I felt so horribly deprived that I was trying to make up for it. I have to say the Atkins diet wasn't all bad for me--it helped me get in touch with my hunger (real vs. cravings) and get some strategies to cont...
by hexagon
Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 9: success bfast: Fiber One, yogurt, apple, tea w/evap milk lunch: small portion homemade stirfry w/brown rice, soynuts, baby carrots w/hummus, coffee with half n' half (probably too much) dinner: decent portion homemade stirfry w/brown rice, mixed greens salad w/balsamic vinagrette/feta, apple ...
by hexagon
Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 8: success bfast: oatmeal, soymilk lunch: ham + hummus sandwich (whole wheat bread), mixed greens salad w/balsamic vinagrette, feta, coffee mini-meal: powerbar harvest, part of a skim latte dinner: cucumber salad, a generous amount of homemade stirfry w/brown rice, plum (tried to go easy on the ...
by hexagon
Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 7: success bfast: oatmeal, yogurt, apple, coffee lunch: peanut butter and jelly (small amount!) on whole wheat bread, apple, piece of cheese mini-meal: apple dinner: (starving!) whole wheat mini bagel with cream cheese 1 cup vegetable soup egg beaters sauteed with cabbage, tomato, and feta apple...
by hexagon
Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 5 and 6: S-Days, but they kind of sucked. Ate too much. Having trouble finding new friends in this new place, and I'm having issues with my boyfriend. Not like that's an excuse to overeat, but I'm pretty sure it is what caused it.
by hexagon
Sat Feb 24, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 4: Failure Somehow did okay for breakfast despite two early meetings at which breakfast sweets were present. Lunch ok too. Dinner sucked. bfast: apple, banana, yogurt, 1/2 bagel w/cream cheese (bigger than usual, but still reasonable) lunch: yogurt, mini whole wheat bagel with cream cheese dinne...
by hexagon
Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 3: success Oh, by the way, if any of you have read my former postings, I do allow myself a fourth mini-meal in between lunch and dinner as I work long hours. Otherwise I'll come home and eat everything in the house. I just keep it under control. bfast: oatmeal, yogurt lunch: 2 whole wheat mini b...
by hexagon
Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Zoolina's check in, starting week 2
Replies: 114
Views: 52492

No time to say much...It's very late and I'm tired. Just wanted to cheer you on. Rah rah rah!

--H
by hexagon
Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 2: success B'fast: oatmeal, yogurt, tea w/evaporated milk Lunch: homemade moussaka-ish thing w/mushrooms and cabbage, baked sweet potato (basically the size of a small russet potato) Dinner: Spicy Indian vegetables, mattar paneer, a bit of rice, 3/4 of a roti, baby carrots, 1 pear...oh yeah, I s...
by hexagon
Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Slipping :(
Replies: 14
Views: 10642

Hey Tiffani, I don't really have much exact advice to give. I know it is hard. You have a routine, you're in the groove, and then something throws you off kilter and you slip. The same thing happens to me. It sucks. What I've tried to do to cope is the following: (1) not rely on food so much for sup...
by hexagon
Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Hello everybody, I'm back! As I said on the main board, I went off of my antidepressant and suddenly lost energy for exercise. I ended up eating a LOT and drinking a LOT of coffee just so I wouldn't fall asleep at work. It sucked. Anyway, I got back on the meds and I feel much better. My boyfriend v...
by hexagon
Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm back (well, on Tuesday)
Replies: 1
Views: 2274

I'm back (well, on Tuesday)

Hi everybody, I hope everyone is well. I've been gone for a while for two reasons, and unfortunately gained some weight back. Why? (1) I went off of my antidepressant. Bad idea. My energy plummeted and I craved tons of caffeine and sugar, just to keep from falling asleep on my feet. Plus, I felt so ...
by hexagon
Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 9: success, with a bit of funny stuff--too many peanuts at dinner in my opinion. Still, it fit onto one plate. Exercise a little lame too--only 45 min walking.

Sorry about these being so short but I've been unusually busy.
by hexagon
Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 7: S-Day. (Sunday) Yeah, I ended up taking three. Friday was a special occasion, after all. Day 8: Success. bfast: oatmeal, yogurt lunch: turkey and cheese sandwich, minestrone, coffee w/ creamer mini-meal: oatmeal packet dinner: (I was STARVING) small piece of homemade veggie frittata, small sw...
by hexagon
Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Sorry, very little time... Day 4: success --I did eat a larger dinner than intended but technically it did fit on one plate (and I didn't overdo it...I was eating from hunger). Also did my weight-lifting and cardio. Day 5: S-Day (special occasion...I sometimes shift my S-Days to Friday and Saturday ...
by hexagon
Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 3: success b'fast: oatmeal, soynuts lunch: homemade Chinese stir-fry w/brown rice mini-meal: orange and soynuts dinner: piece of homemade veggie-cheese fritatta and oatmeal exercise: 40 min walking, 30 min weight-lifting (schedule too tight to fit in vigorous cardio, plus I just feel really frea...
by hexagon
Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 2: success bfast: piece of homemade veggie fritatta, packet of oatmeal lunch: homemade chinese stir-fry (includes lots and lots of veggies) w/ brown rice, coffee w/ half-and-half (they didn't have milk!) dinner: pretzels, a spoonful of soynuts, homemade chinese stir-fry w/extra broccoli slaw (ju...
by hexagon
Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Zoolina's check in, starting week 2
Replies: 114
Views: 52492

Hi,

I don't have much time to post here but it sounds like you're doing a good job and I know how you feel with the S-Days. Portion control is unfortunately really important for a lot of us; at least you're aware of this.

--H
by hexagon
Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Feeling like Sisyphus
Replies: 22
Views: 9325

Thanks for the advice. Actually, the absolute bare MINIMUM I do is 20 minutes of walking a day (it's actually incorporated into my daily routines of activities like walking to the bus). That's my issue--standard advice like this doesn't seem to work for me because I'm not starting from ground zero. ...
by hexagon
Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Well, I'm going to go for another 21 days again. I feel with the last three weeks I just got all off-kilter (holidays and back-to-back cold and flu). My energy was almost back up to normal today, which was cool, and swallowing is mostly not so painful now. I think I'll do some real exercise tomorrow...
by hexagon
Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: GettnBusy's Daily Check-In
Replies: 189
Views: 104013

Hi Christi, It sounds to me like you've really made big changes in your lifestyle and you should be proud of that, even if you've slipped a bit. It's pretty obvious to me that if you find the foods you loved before taste bad, you've changed yourself. You didn't gain all of your weight back, either, ...
by hexagon
Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Day 3 Michele's check in
Replies: 22
Views: 12569

Hi Michele, Thanks for offering your support on my posting in the main discussion. Sounds like you did a good job of restraint on the cookies. Just looking at your log, you might want to up the protein/fiber/veg content if you're having hunger issues. (While I *do* struggle with eating issues, I've ...
by hexagon
Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Feeling like Sisyphus
Replies: 22
Views: 9325

Hi everybody, Finally I didn't have to take painkillers today, and can pretty much swallow normally. I also had enough energy to do a ton of cooking so I'll have home-cooked food to eat throughout the week. Hopefully I'll be back on the routine. It's good to see that I'm not the only shorty who find...
by hexagon
Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Feeling like Sisyphus
Replies: 22
Views: 9325

Hi everybody, Finally I didn't have to take painkillers today, and can pretty much swallow normally. I also had enough energy to do a ton of cooking so I'll have home-cooked food to eat throughout the week. Hopefully I'll be back on the routine. It's good to see that I'm not the only shorty who find...
by hexagon
Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Feeling like Sisyphus
Replies: 22
Views: 9325

Feeling like Sisyphus

Hi, I'm feeling a bit like Sisyphus, the guy from Greek mythology who was condemned to roll a huge rock up a hill forever; it would always escape him and roll back down to the bottom, so he'd have to do it again. And again. And again. I guess with No S, as with almost any weight loss I've attempted,...
by hexagon
Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 45: sick. I ate some stuff I shouldn't have. I don't know why, because I wasn't even hungry, but I think I was trying to comfort myself.

Day 46: still sick, mostly successful except ate a little bit too much at dinner.
by hexagon
Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 44: Success (well, I'm sick , so there was one exception) bfast: yogurt, oatmeal, apple lunch: pulled pork sandwich, non-creamy coleslaw, a little bit of mac n' cheese (but it was way too creamy and yucky so I didn't eat much), coffee w/creamer dinner: some cherries, a bit of yogurt, a cup of wh...
by hexagon
Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: GettnBusy's Daily Check-In
Replies: 189
Views: 104013

Hey Christi, It sounds like you're doing really well. Good job! As far as activities to do with your boys that are indoors, how about swimming at the community pool? It's fun, good exercise, and easy on the joints. I'm not sure of your fitness level, but two others that are fun are ice-skating at a ...
by hexagon
Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 43: success bfast: oatmeal, yogurt, coffee w/creamer (accidentally dumped a lot in from the container) lunch: gyro sandwich (not a gyros plate....it was a reasonable portion) dinner: morningstar griller burger (veg protein) on whole wheat bread with cheddar, tomatoes (some tomatoes on the side, ...
by hexagon
Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 42 revised: failure Well, a while after I typed that in, I started noshing on some bread I'd left lying around. Normally I have to get that stuff out of the way. I don't know what it is about bread, but it is very hard for me to resist when I'm feeling particularly tired or sick. I don't think i...
by hexagon
Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: what is everyone eating?
Replies: 18
Views: 8455

Hi Milczar,

If you look at my daily check-in postings I normally write down exactly what I eat (except for the last three days, two of which were S-Days and today I'm feeling sick and want to go to bed pronto). I was steadily losing weight.

Best,

H
by hexagon
Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dasha's Binge No Mo' Daily Check in
Replies: 5
Views: 4658

Hi Dasha,

Hello to you! Keeping a journal has been helpful to me.

Wow, 125 lbs. That's pretty much my ideal weight. I've got about 20 to go!

Good luck to you.

--H
by hexagon
Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 40, 41: S-Days. I overdid it, though. More on this later.

Day 42: Success

Except that I only walked for about 20 minutes today. I'm getting sick again. Phooey. I'm going to bed early to try and nip this in the bud.
by hexagon
Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Just Annie's Check In - Began Jan. 2, 2007
Replies: 29
Views: 14390

Hi Annie, Nice to see you join the check-ins. I hope they help you (they sure help me). Upping the veggies cuts my hunger, and more protein helps too. One hunger-killing food I particularly like is yogurt. It tastes good, has a lot of protein, and takes longer to eat for me (compared to meat or chee...
by hexagon
Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 39: success breakfast: oatmeal, yogurt, coffee w/creamer lunch: apple, soynuts, split pea-vegetable soup, half a small sweet potato minimeal: broccoli slaw with balsamic vinagrette, orange, coffee w/creamer (oranges and coffee don't go well together) dinner: veggie burger, 2 spinach pancakes, ch...
by hexagon
Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 38: success bfast: oatmeal, yogurt, apple, tea w/creamer (yeah, weird, but there's no milk at home right now) lunch: vegetarian chili, 2 slices whole wheat bread, skim milk mini-meal: slice of whole wheat bread, coffee w/creamer dinner: cup of split pea-vegetable-sweet potato soup, 1 slice whole...
by hexagon
Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 37: Success bfast: 1 slice whole wheat toast w/smart balance, 1 oatmeal packet (I took an oatmeal hiatus on my vacation) lunch: wild mushroom bisque, slice of whole wheat bread, orange, skim milk mini-meal: slice of whole wheat bread (I need to go shopping), coffee w/creamer (I really didn't get...
by hexagon
Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Going To Bed Hungry?
Replies: 7
Views: 4418

Hi, From what you've written, I am assuming it is real, physical hunger that's keeping you up, not habitual cravings, right? I've definitely been so hungry (with REAL hunger) that I can't get to sleep a few times. For me, I've found that this happens (not surprisingly) when I've been getting a lot o...
by hexagon
Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 36: Oops breakfast: slice of toast, cheese, orange lunch: turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, crackers dinner: my oops--way, way too many pumpkin seeds plus some other random stuff Well, tomorrow I go to work so things should get back to normal. I got home today after flight delays etc. and went...
by hexagon
Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: But Wait! More questions on SG and coffee
Replies: 5
Views: 3658

Hi, As long as coffee/caffeine doesn't mess up your blood sugar (making you shaky/hungry) I don't think it is a problem. As for SG, I don't do it as I don't have a sledgehammer (there is no place nearby that I could get to easily that sells sledgehammers--I still don't have a car), and I like the ot...
by hexagon
Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 26, 27, 28: S-Days Days 29-35: well, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day and a weekend in there, ergo 3 S-days. The rest were half success, half oops. Even on the days that were technically successful, I was exposed to so much more heavy food that at most I was probably breaking even. I did manage...
by hexagon
Sat Dec 23, 2006 3:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 25: SUCCESS bfast: oatmeal, yogurt lunch: half a bag of baby carrots, yogurt, high fiber cereal w/soymilk, small cup of veg minestrone (Technically the carrots weren't during lunch but with virtual plating they fit. I had what I think was a blood sugar crash on my walk to work--got all shaky, sw...
by hexagon
Sat Dec 23, 2006 3:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's last Day 1 ever
Replies: 49
Views: 22757

I agree that having realistic expectations is important especially during the holidays.

Take care,

H
by hexagon
Sat Dec 23, 2006 3:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Shamrockmommy's Daily Checkin
Replies: 50
Views: 22318

Sounds like you're doing well, Shamrockmommy. That egg could probably be included with virtual plating, anyway.

Have a great holiday!
by hexagon
Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Waking up in the middle of the night starving
Replies: 3
Views: 2853

Waking up in the middle of the night starving

Has this happened to anybody here? How do you cope? I only heard of one person experiencing this, a friend of a friend who was training for competitive mountain biking (hence burning crazy calories). This happened to me last night, and I tried water and antiacids but I had to have a little bit of so...
by hexagon
Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Zoolina's check in, starting week 2
Replies: 114
Views: 52492

Weight loss doesn't always seem to proceed smoothly. I pretty much never trust a single daily value on the scale--I just try to see if the general trend is downwards over time, or at least steady. I think for females especially water weight can really fluctuate. You might be building muscle, too, de...
by hexagon
Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Dailiness of Kwag
Replies: 14
Views: 9041

It feels good to take some control, doesn't it? Good job.
by hexagon
Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: some questions for no s
Replies: 8
Views: 4930

I'm totally with you on homemade soup. It rocks, especially during the winter. I've been eating soup regularly and have been losing weight, as well as drinking milk. As long as you're reasonable like wosnes suggested, I don't think it is a problem. For example, if it is a richer, heavier soup, and y...
by hexagon
Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 24: SUCCESS (mostly--some possible funny stuff) bfast: oatmeal, 2 eggs scrambled w/ spinach, feta, and tomato sauce lunch: pulled pork sandwich, vinegar coleslaw (not creamy), green beans, coffee w/creamer dinner: protein shake, egg beaters scrambled with lots of fresh mushrooms, feta, and tomat...
by hexagon
Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help me ride this one out... aaah!
Replies: 9
Views: 5361

Hi, I think that different things work for different people when it comes to weight loss and health. First, I don't think universally that carbs cause cravings. In my experience, it depends upon the psychology/physiology of the person involved, as well as the carb. If I eat a slice of whole wheat br...
by hexagon
Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elena's Daily Check-In's
Replies: 19
Views: 10454

Hey Elena, Sounds like you're doing pretty well so far. Congratulations on finishing up those exams and sticking to the No S plan during them. Back when I took exams in college, I think I subsisted primarily off of coffee and the occasional cigarette... One thing that many of us struggle with is the...
by hexagon
Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: channelling your inner mom
Replies: 6
Views: 4512

Hmmm. That sort of sounds like a version of the red sock-gray sock-white sock system. Imagine, instead of an angel and demon and any other internal voice, several sock puppets. The red one is hedonistic (I guess the id), the white one is the voice of reason (the superego?), and the gray is the self-...
by hexagon
Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Thanks, Sue. I don't think I would have handled this stuff well if it weren't for people like you and the rest of the community here. You give me strength and I really, really appreciate that. Keeping myself healthier physically has really helped in dealing with other stuff in my life, both personal...
by hexagon
Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help me ride this one out... aaah!
Replies: 9
Views: 5361

Hi, I don't know if I'm too late here, but as the Gastritis Queen, I know how heartburn and stomach pain can kind of feel a bit like hunger, or at least make you want to eat something to soothe the discomfort. If I'm having a bit of that (not severe), then I down some Tums and Maalox and a lot of wa...
by hexagon
Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H's daily check-in
Replies: 95
Views: 42425

Day 22: SUCCESS bfast: oatmeal, yogurt, apple lunch: cheese-veggie wrap, soynuts, skim latte mini-meal: soynuts, apple dinner: 3 broccoli pancakes, cheese sandwich (2 slices whole wheat bread, spread, tomatoes, bell pepper, cheese) exercise: ~1 hr 15 min walking (a lot of the time I was carrying pro...
by hexagon
Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's last Day 1 ever
Replies: 49
Views: 22757

Dear Sue, Ditto on Gettnbusy's post. You've been so supportive to us; don't hesistate to seek support. It really sounds like your head and heart are in the right place. You're right that obsessing over failures is not good; instead, we need to make our failures work for us by learning from them and ...