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by losingforgood
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone else only drink water between meals?
Replies: 26
Views: 18565

Does anyone else drink water between meals?

I've been drinking water between meals for years. That's how I all but gave up soda. I carry a water bottle with me all day and refill it. I don't make it a rule to only drink water during meals, but that's often what happens. The only other drinks I'll have are milk, (sometimes) real fruit juice, c...
by losingforgood
Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Temptations at the office
Replies: 16
Views: 11178

Temptations at the Office

I love these ideas! I like being able to say I'm not hungry right now, or finding something I REALLY want and saving it for the weekend. It does help that my meals satisfy me enough that hunger is rarely the issue when tempted to snack. It's usually the mental craving only. Now I have a few tools in...
by losingforgood
Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Done with dieting and obsessing!!
Replies: 12
Views: 8791

Done With Dieting and Obsessing!

Welcome! Doesn't it feel great to be able to focus on LIFE? And to put food and exercise in their proper place? That's what I get from NO S! Being able to go to a friend's house and get fed a surprise meal and not worry about what's in it. Being able to eat out and not feel like I have to always cho...
by losingforgood
Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Temptations at the office
Replies: 16
Views: 11178

Temptations at the office

I have good news! I will be starting a new job on March 7th, which means I will be giving up my house cleaning business and trading it for an office job! That said, No S is very very do able when I have my own schedule and lots of control over the food that I'm exposed to. Now that I will be working...
by losingforgood
Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello, I'm Back...AGAIN...for Good
Replies: 8
Views: 5787

Hello...I'm Back...AGAIN...For Good

Thanks everone. I'm so happy to be back! Shout out to my weight training buddies as well :). Reinhard, you are so kind and enouraging.
by losingforgood
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: before and during
Replies: 26
Views: 24321

Before and During

Wow! That's amazing! You look great! Congratulations! :)
by losingforgood
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 4 years and still enough (yearly check-in with pics)
Replies: 8
Views: 13097

4 Years and still enough (yearly check-in with pics)

Congratulations! You look fantastic! Just goes to show, complicate diets aren't necessary. It's inspring to see people keeping the weight off for the long-term, and not kiling themselves doing it. :)
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello, I'm Back...AGAIN...for Good
Replies: 8
Views: 5787

Hello...I'm Back...Again...For Good

Thank you Walkerlori. I remember you too! I hope all is well with you :)
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S "mods" (add yours!)
Replies: 167
Views: 208961

No S Mods (Post Yours!)

I do not do vanilla No S. I like my soups and I like to eat my salads in a bowl. That said, here are my mods: 1. a Meal= one HELPING of each food in my meal. 2. Meal size is dependant on what my activity level is on that day, and the types of foods that are in my meal. I try to keep it balanced and ...
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello, I'm Back...AGAIN...for Good
Replies: 8
Views: 5787

Hello, I'm Back...AGAIN...for Good

Hello everyone. I've been away for a couple of years after the first time around. I think the first time, I was in such diet confusion, I wasn't ready for No S, even though it seemed like the most sane way to eat. I've been weight training for a few years now, and have talked to different people (pe...
by losingforgood
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Can We Please Go Back to No-S?
Replies: 20
Views: 16186

Can We Please Go Back To No-S?

I LOVE this! I'm back for the second time, and I can say, I know this is it for me, no matter what my weight does. I've tried the calorie counting apps, and it drove me crazy! I learned about Net calories, and how you're supposed to eat back the calories burned. Wait...WHAT? I found myself constantl...
by losingforgood
Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Too many habitcals
Replies: 2
Views: 6052

Too many habit cals

Reinhard, Lol it's not your fault. I LOVE the simplicity of the habit cals. I just have a tendency to try to bite off more than I can chew sometimes when I crack down on myself. But that will only set me up for failure. I've been working on time management and energy management the past few days. I ...
by losingforgood
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Too many habitcals
Replies: 2
Views: 6052

Too many habitcals

I just came to a realization yesterday that I've been trying to focus on too many habits all at once. So I got rid of a couple of them and am focusing on the most crucial ones right now. I still have my task lists on my smart phone for everything, but I won't condense any tasks into another habitcal...
by losingforgood
Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Loosing here, checking in
Replies: 21
Views: 9257

Loosing here, checking in

Woo hoo! Now that my plateau is broken, I feel it's a good time to post some stats: 2003: 230 lbs 2006: 175 lbs. 2009: 200 lbs. Fast forward to feb. 2013: 215 lbs. March 13, 2014 (returned to No S for good in Feb 2013): 194 lbs. I'm determined that today marks the end of yo yoing weight, , because I...
by losingforgood
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habitcal mobil app
Replies: 6
Views: 4759

Habitcal Mobil app

Lady Crimson,

You got it then. I said the same about logging in every time. Reinhard said he's still working on the app, so he doesn't have the automatic login option set up yet.
by losingforgood
Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Check in #2!
Replies: 12
Views: 14951

Check in #2

Congratulations! Not just on your weight loss, but that you didn't let the number on the scale discourage you, which is what a lot of us often do. It's happened to me way too many times. Forget that I have more energy , I'm stronger, and I'm beginning to over come urges to binge. This is very encour...
by losingforgood
Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Loosing here, checking in
Replies: 21
Views: 9257

Loosing here, checking in

Well, last week a went very well. Today went well, but it's not over yet ;). The weekend wasn't bad concerning portions, but I had a lot of carby/starchy food, which wasn't good, especially yesterday. Yesterday was Orthodox Sunday, and some of us from my Ukrainian parish visited a Greek parish a hou...
by losingforgood
Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habitcal mobil app
Replies: 6
Views: 4759

Habitcal Mobil app

Lady Crimson,

If you go to the section on this sight that explains the habitcal, there's a subsection that explains the habitcal Mobil app. It will tell oh what to click on to get to the app. There's no need to go to the App Store. :)
by losingforgood
Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Loosing here, checking in
Replies: 21
Views: 9257

Loosing here, checking in

Thank you everyone! That people see it after I describe where I was and where I am, is encouraging to me. It's so easy for me to feel like I haven't progressed at all whenever I have a relapse. But when I get reminders from outside sources on how far I've come, it makes my progress even more real fo...
by losingforgood
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What made/makes you fall of the NoS wagon for a long time?
Replies: 11
Views: 6217

What makes/made you fall off the no s diet wagon

I think, when I tried it 2 years ago, I was so "dependent" on snacks, I found it too hard to resist the urge. I think, this time around, I finally realize that it's lot like overcoming addiction to alcohol, drugs or cigarettes, with the added challenge that the very thing I'm addicted to is also the...
by losingforgood
Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Snapdragon
Replies: 31
Views: 14343

Snapdragon

I like Automated eating's advice :). The size of my meal depends on a few factors...how long it's been between meals, what type of food is in the meal, and how active i've been. All of those factors play a roll, not only on my hunger level, but also on my energy level. But I've noticed, even in this...
by losingforgood
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Loosing here, checking in
Replies: 21
Views: 9257

Loosing here, checking in

Eschano, Yes it is a workout in and of itself. I used to do a whole more, just 5-6 years ago, until 2 personal events knocked me on the ground. All the prescriptions I was given only made me more exhausted. So, I've been kind of left to figure out on my own what combinations of rest, increase in act...
by losingforgood
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Loosing here, checking in
Replies: 21
Views: 9257

Losing here, checking in

My cleanings are 3-5 hours depending on the job. I charge hourly and try to finish in the time they pay for. I tried doing a whole house. It's too much. Usually there are rooms they want skipped. I might stop and stretch for a couple of minutes here and there. after I'm done is when I eat, throw my ...
by losingforgood
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Help Wanted: Sweetness' New Check In
Replies: 105
Views: 63098

Help wanted

Way to go Sweetness! Sounds like you're being the example for your hubby. It's good that you have each other's support and are doing it together :)
by losingforgood
Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Loosing here, checking in
Replies: 21
Views: 9257

Loosing here, checking in

Thanks everyone! It has been good. And frankly, for the most part, not nearly as difficult to follow as the first go round. I don't know what switched, but something did. I don't go by the plate rule (don't know if this is a mod or not). I just figure out what I want for each meal, make sure the mea...
by losingforgood
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Loosing here, checking in
Replies: 0
Views: 2145

Loosing here, checking in

So far, another green day :). Breakfast was a wawa hot bowl...steak and mashed potato after my workout. They wet out if eggs for the breakfast bowls. Lunch was scrambled eggs and veggies cooked in coconut oil with fresh garlic, salt and pepper, and provolone cheese. Now this might sound weird, but I...
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Loosing here, checking in
Replies: 21
Views: 9257

Loosing's here, checking in

It's been a very good week so far, and it's almost over. This week, I have not felt the need or desire to snack, all of my meals have been healthy and I've been able to limit my carbs by eyeballing them instead of doing mathematical acrobatics. I love not having to count calories, carbs or fat grams...
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reporting failure and query...intermittent fasting
Replies: 17
Views: 9828

Reporting failure and query... Intermittent fasting

Maybe if you plan your post-fasting meals ahead of time?
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Help Wanted: Sweetness' New Check In
Replies: 105
Views: 63098

Help wanted: sweetness's new check in

I'm glad you're ok Sweetness. That had to be scarey!
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Loosing here, checking in
Replies: 21
Views: 9257

Loosing here, checking in

lol I just realized I said loosing not losing. I'll take loosing, especially if that's what starts happening to my wardrobe at some point ;)
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Loosing here, checking in
Replies: 21
Views: 9257

Loosing here, checking in

It's been a sketchy first month back, but I'm feeling good about finally committing to making NO S my lifestyle for eating. This week has been Very good so far.
by losingforgood
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Homemade croutons for the culinarily challenged
Replies: 2
Views: 2285

Homemade croutons for the culinarily challenged

Eschano, it was! I had to share! Try it sometime and let me know what you think. :)
by losingforgood
Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: American Women Didn't Get Fat in the 1950s
Replies: 35
Views: 25861

American women didn't get fat in the 50's

I HATE fat shaming. While it's true that the predominant reason people are fat is poor eating habit and laziness, there are so many factors that add to the problem. I was appalled when I was new working at a hospital and I was called to transport a patient from ICU to the heart center. She was a bar...
by losingforgood
Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Homemade croutons for the culinarily challenged
Replies: 2
Views: 2285

Homemade croutons for the culinarily challenged

Well, actually, I CAN cook. I'm just a lazy cook so I don't do a lot of fancy cooking either way these croutons I'm presently enjoying on my salad were soooo easy. I took a slice of organic sliced bread, placed it in a glass tray, spread olive oil on both sides, sprinkled Garlic powder and oregano o...
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Everyday cleaning systems
Replies: 0
Views: 5209

Everyday cleaning systems

I'm in the same boat. I think I finally came up with a system that will work for me. My iPhone has a task list system where I can list what tasks I want done. I can designate a day or not. If it's a daily tasks, I can set it to repeat every day. If it's a weekly, monthly or yearly task, then I set i...
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habitcal mobil app
Replies: 6
Views: 4759

Habitcal Mobil app

Sweet! :)
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Losing's check in
Replies: 1
Views: 2328

Losing's check in

I know I'm checking in early. I will update my check-In at the end of today. I guess it just helps to put this out there, because then it makes it official. I've. Marked my day green so far. This is so that if I slip up at all during the day, I can always change it to red. But once it's red, it will...
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: cant believe i ever left
Replies: 14
Views: 8117

I can't believe I ever left

Welcome back! You and me both, in the struggle. But this time it's for good, no matter what. We can do this :)
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habitcal mobil app
Replies: 6
Views: 4759

Habitcal mobil app

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this new Mobil app! I deleted my calorie counter from my phone and replaced it with my habitcal. I have several habits I'm working on, and now I can keep track of them all in one spot, and with the same exact method. Can it get any easier than that? Oh wait. Yes it can. Is there any...
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: I'm back...for good
Replies: 4
Views: 2555

I 'm back... For good

Eschano, It is a challenge. And I'm by far no expert in the subject. To make a very very long story short, I 'm not under a dr .'s care right now. I have a panic disorder that developed as a result of poor dr. Care. I was already diagnosed with PCOS a few years prior to the incident that shattered m...
by losingforgood
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: I'm back...for good
Replies: 4
Views: 2555

Thank you

Thank you Tess. It feels good to be back. This no snacking thing is the hardest for me to overcome. I think the only exception I'll make is if I'm ravenously hungry. And at that point I'll just grab something that will quiet my stomach with just a tiny amount, particularly a non-starch food. Like, j...
by losingforgood
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: I'm back...for good
Replies: 4
Views: 2555

I'm back...for good

Hey everyone. It's been a while. I've really been struggling to find the right diet that I can stick to that will actually result in weight loss and getting a handle on controlling what goes into my mouth. I've lost 15-20 lbs in the last year. I said 15-20 because I fluctuate between those numbers. ...
by losingforgood
Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Giving up....
Replies: 15
Views: 7087

Giving up...

Oolala, you are so on point. This culture today is all about how quickly we can access everything...technology, resources, and food included. So, with all this easy acess to food and people just mindlessly shoving gobs of food down our throats because we can, someone HAD to come up with SOMETHING to...
by losingforgood
Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Let's discuss "Vertical stacking"
Replies: 7
Views: 3546

Vertical stacking

I don't stack when I fill my plate. But I also don't always use one plate. Sometimes I have salad, a sandwich and fruit, or other foods that I don't want mixing with eachother, and I have smaller cup sized bowls and equally small plates. But I don't overfill any of them. Basically, whatever I take w...
by losingforgood
Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Giving up....
Replies: 15
Views: 7087

Giving up...

Thanks Ibb! I just know that one of the reasons we often don't see lasting results with any change in eating habits or exercise, is because we give up before we get to our goal weight, or we don't see any results in lbs. lost, so we think it's not worth it. So our bodies don't get a chance to get us...
by losingforgood
Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Giving up....
Replies: 15
Views: 7087

Giving up...

Every single one of you has hit something on the head for me. I still weigh almost every day. I'm so terrified of gaining more weight. I was 100 lbs. overweight several years ago, then I lost 55 lbs. But then I had a major health scare and an injury that wiped me out, and I've been creeping back up ...
by losingforgood
Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Giving up....
Replies: 15
Views: 7087

Giving up....

On the scale that is. I started this program in mid-January of this year. I've been increasing my exercise and have been following this way of eating pretty much to a tee. I lost 6 lbs. in the first month and a half, then then stayed there ever since, even fluctuating within a 4 lbs. weight range. I...
by losingforgood
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Urban Rangering Indoors?
Replies: 10
Views: 13373

Urban Rangering Indoors?

Koopa, that makes sense. My regular workouts can vary from 20-40 minutes, depending on what I'm doing, so I will see what works for me. Right now I WALK a 20 minute mile, if all I'm doing is walking. I think I've cut it down to 18 with what little running I'm doing now, so a 1/2 mile of nothing but ...
by losingforgood
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Urban Rangering Indoors?
Replies: 10
Views: 13373

Urban Rangering Indoors?

Sounds like a good program, but right now, the length of time it suggest that I run during each running segment, is too much for me. I'm taking such baby steps right now, because I'm recovering from some very personal traumas that left me exhausted, so I have to take this in even smaller steps, to b...
by losingforgood
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Urban Rangering Indoors?
Replies: 10
Views: 13373

Urban Rangering Indoors?

Koopa, thanks! I'll check it out promptly. My biggest concern is that I'm more sensitive to cold than I used to be, so I do my outdoor exercise during the warm weather seasons. I will need to do something in addition to stair climbing during cold weather, to keep my endurance up when I'm not running...
by losingforgood
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Urban Rangering Indoors?
Replies: 10
Views: 13373

Urban Rangering Indoors?

Thanks. The 10 laps up and down only TAKE about 2 or 3 minutes. But they FEEL like an intense 15-20 minute power walk during and after. It's actually been making my 15-20 hike uphill to my bus stop (when I don't get a ride to the bus stop) much, much easier to handle in my breathing. Plus, onthe few...
by losingforgood
Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HabitMaker's Daily Check In
Replies: 63
Views: 23177

Habit Maker's Check in

Welcome :D
by losingforgood
Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in
Replies: 12
Views: 5356

Karen's Daily Check in

Have a cold. Yay! I think I started feel symptoms coming on either Thursday or Friday, but it hadn't fully hit yet. So, I had a busy weekend; Saturday, had a cleaning job cleaning the bathroom of a local laundry mat, then grocery shopping, then went with my friend to the Philadelphia Wings Lacrosse ...
by losingforgood
Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in
Replies: 12
Views: 5356

Karen's Daily Check in

Frau, if it's herbal (as apposed to nonherbal black teas, green teas and oolongs) and naturally decaffeinated, then it's all good. I like different kinds of herbal teas, and I don't add any sweetener or cream or milk to them, just because I want the flavors of the herbs to pop through. They are very...
by losingforgood
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: hi!
Replies: 5
Views: 2935

Hi!

Welcome! That's a good plan. :D
by losingforgood
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Intelligent Dietary Defaults (add yours!)
Replies: 93
Views: 141725

Intelligent Dietary Defaults (Add Yours!)

Well, putting it that way, about the snacks, I do sometimes put snacky things together when groceries are scarce in the kitchen. There was one day when we had no meat or eggs or anything, and I knew I needed the protein for breakfast. There was no bread for a PB and J sandwich, but there was PB and ...
by losingforgood
Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Intelligent Dietary Defaults (add yours!)
Replies: 93
Views: 141725

Every day Defaults

I'm not really sure what my daily defaults are. I'm at a starting over point in my life, back with my parents. I do help with some of the grocery shopping and meal planning, but my mom does most of it. I do the clean-up ;-). It's helping ME alot to know that she's trying the NO S way of life too. Sh...
by losingforgood
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me too! Me too!
Replies: 33
Views: 14755

me too! Me too!

There could be one or a couple of things going on. If you have thyroid problems or some other hormonal imbalance, that can affect it. If you haven't been checked for hormonal issues, it might be a good idea. You could be not eating enough to keep yourself feuled with all of your activity. Our bodies...
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: HabitCal bracelet
Replies: 11
Views: 12941

I Made a habitcal bracelet

Your bracelets are beautiful. But somehow I must've missed the habit cal one.
:(
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me too! Me too!
Replies: 33
Views: 14755

me too! Me too!

That little meal with yogurt and a banana might not be enough for you. Maybe you need an actual mini-meal that is more balanced and includes foods from all the basic food groups, so that your body is getting more of the vitamins and nutrients that are lost during that extra exercise. Something that ...
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: Habitcals questions
Replies: 1
Views: 5177

Habitcals questions

Ok, I've noticed 2 things since I've been here, about the habit cals. One is, when a new month rolls around, I can't go in and highlight the last day of the previous month if I didn't do it on THAT day. It's now gone. I can't go and look at previous months to see my progress. I understand that it's ...
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sorry for being so distracted lately...
Replies: 30
Views: 13530

Sorry for being so distracted lately...

Congratulations! Oh, that's WONDERFUL news!
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in
Replies: 12
Views: 5356

Karen's Daily Check-in

I have not calculated how long it's been since I started No S, in a while. But still going strong. After the splurging the past 2 weekends, I still managed to take off the 2 lbs. I gained and I'm now back at my first 6lbs. of weight loss. I know it's been at least a month. This is definitely a sign ...
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in
Replies: 12
Views: 5356

Karen's Daily Check in

Sorry I haven't posted or updated my habitcals in about a week. I've been still on program, but I haven't been on-line as much because I've been getting some of my crochet items ready to rent a display case at the local art gallery. I got 11 cell phone purses finished and displayed for Valentine's d...
by losingforgood
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you feel hungry between meals?
Replies: 4
Views: 3421

Do You Feel Hungry Between Meals

I do get hungry between meals, but usually it's when it's close to meal time, so it's appropriate to feel that way then. We've been trained through other diets to not allow ourselves to feel hungry. We're told to eat "a small healthy snack" as soon as we feel a little bit hungry". But I do know that...
by losingforgood
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me too! Me too!
Replies: 33
Views: 14755

Me too! me too!

That is soooo true! In fact, some diet programs are designed-whether intentionally or not- for failure, simply by the fact that in one little mistake of eating the wrong thing can make a person immediately start putting on weight, leaving them in a mental state of thinking they'll never be able to s...
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Great quote!
Replies: 5
Views: 2803

Great Quote!

I do love that quote, which is why I started searching on-line, resulting in finding No S! But I must agree, I have no idea how you eat vegan when eating out or eating at someone's home. I could never go vegan. I think it would take too much work to go to restaurants with friends and family and be a...
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me too! Me too!
Replies: 33
Views: 14755

Me too! Me too!

Well, actually...if you really read Reinhard's description of what a meal looks like...for the first 21 days, it's very easy to pile on the plate in order to feel like you're sustaining yourself for the next meal. So, even though this is a maintanance for life eating plan, he as establish 2 phases: ...
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Midnight Munchies!
Replies: 14
Views: 6485

Midnight Munchies!

Want 2 be healthy, I often crash early on the couch, because I'm still in a slow recovery from a very traumatic health scare and a traumatic injury. I also still have bouts of insomnia from time to time. When I go to bed early, it's not usually a problem, unless I wake up during the night. But my sl...
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in
Replies: 12
Views: 5356

Karen's Daily Check in

Wow! I can't believe my first 21 days is almost up! I just finished day #18 yesterday. My mom has not joined this website, but I mentioned in one of my first posts, that she is following it with me, so we have eachother to be accountable to. We had a really awesome small victory earlier this week. I...
by losingforgood
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Me too! Me too!
Replies: 33
Views: 14755

Me too! Me too!

Welcome to No S! I'm new here too, and I absolutely LOVE this way of thinking about food! I will not go back to any other way of eating. This just makes so much sense to me. Your way of changing your food habits is right on. I've read many posts and Reinhard's description of what constitutes meals v...
by losingforgood
Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in
Replies: 12
Views: 5356

Karen's Daily Check in

Yesterday marked day #16 for me. I had been maintaining my 2 lbs weight loss all week as of yesterday (Sunday). I did more eating out during the week than I normally do, so that was more junk. I still stuck to the basic rules of thumb for my No S days, but it just wasn't always the healthiest and mo...
by losingforgood
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in
Replies: 12
Views: 5356

Karen's Daily Check-in

R. Jeans, thanks! It may help me to remember what I think I read somewhere on this web site, that this is not a diet of perfection, but way way of life that's "good enough". I'm happy with good enough, because I want to enjoy my food, not be a slave to it, or feel like eating is a chore.
by losingforgood
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in
Replies: 12
Views: 5356

Karen's Daily Check-in

I just finished day #13 and I'm still following the program. I still can't believe how easy it is for me. But I can't say it would have been this easy a year ago. The mind has to be ready to acept the concept of not snacking, and that it IS ok to get hungry between meals, especiallly when it's getti...
by losingforgood
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Midnight Munchies!
Replies: 14
Views: 6485

Midnight Munchies

R.Jean, I've been lurking here more than posting, and I have to tell you...I've read waaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy more positives about how well people are able to accomadate this program into their lives than I have about negatives. it seems that when people struggle in an area of following the rules, they'r...
by losingforgood
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Midnight Munchies!
Replies: 14
Views: 6485

Midnight Munchies

Well, as good as everyone's ideas sound, I have not had to use them. I have been doing very well at telling myself no whenever I felt that hunger before bed. I just can't believe I would be able to by pass eating when I'm not supposed to. I know it would normally be too soon after just a week of try...
by losingforgood
Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Can I join?
Replies: 3
Views: 6006

Can I Join?

That definitely counts as URing as far as I can see. And Rufus makes a great UR partner :-)
by losingforgood
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in
Replies: 12
Views: 5356

Karen's Daily Check in

Ok, I finished day 9 lastnight, and still going strong. I can't believe how simple it's been to follow the no S rules! I was even offered some cookies lastnight from the other sitter who cares for the special needs adult that I do, and I accept 4 of them. I just didn't EAT them! I brought them home,...
by losingforgood
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question ABout Eating Breakfast
Replies: 15
Views: 7718

Question about eating breakfast

Personally, I believe breakfast is very important. But that doesn't mean I always eat it first thing in the morning. Sometimes I'm ravenously hungry and I will eat before I get my day started. Other times, I get up and get a few things done for about an hour at least before I eat. But I have to have...
by losingforgood
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Urban Rangering Indoors?
Replies: 10
Views: 13373

Urban Rangering Indoors?

I don't know about anyone else, but I so hate walking in cold weather or in rain or snow. So, for the past few weeks, before I joined No S, I decided to climb my stairs (5 reps up and 5 down for 10 total reps) on the days when I only do cardio, and then 3 reps up and 3 down on the days when I do str...
by losingforgood
Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New here - made it through the first 3 weeks
Replies: 5
Views: 2753

Made it through the first 3 weeks

Congrats, Adrian! Keep it up, girl! I can't wait to report my first 21 days, especially after reading your post :D
by losingforgood
Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Midnight Munchies!
Replies: 14
Views: 6485

Midnight Munchies!

Buttermilk? Hmmm. Maybe mix it with the warm milk? I can't always get to bed earlier, but I'm slowly getting back into a normal sleep pattern. Insomnia has been a problem for the past nearly 3 years post concussion. But some of the symptoms are beginning to slowly recover, so my insomnia bouts aren'...
by losingforgood
Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Happy small goal reached
Replies: 9
Views: 4444

Happy Small Goal Reached

Oh, Congrats! Woot! Woot! I'm doing a huge happy dance over hear in my little head! The poster who said that it isn't a SMALL goal, is sooooo right! I'm jealous! The first time I lost that much weight, I still would not have fit in a straight line dress. But then, I have curves that aren't going to ...
by losingforgood
Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Midnight Munchies!
Replies: 14
Views: 6485

Midnight Munchies!

I like that idea! I like going to bed with fresh breath and flossed out teeth. Now, sometimes, I do actually fall asleep earlier and actually stay asleep, like lastnight. I started getting tired before the physical hunger had a chance to strike. I'll remember that. I also have a friend in CA, and be...
by losingforgood
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in
Replies: 12
Views: 5356

Karen's Daily Check in

Day 6 and still going strong! I still have to make it through the night without caving to the Midnight Munchies, so my green can still be changed to red. But I'm optimistic because I'm looking foward to finding someway to treat myself tomorrow. Thank you, Reinhard for getting us back to the basics!
by losingforgood
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: What is Vanilla No. S??
Replies: 3
Views: 7489

Thanks for the clarification

I was confused too! Thank you :-)
by losingforgood
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Midnight Munchies!
Replies: 14
Views: 6485

Midnit Munchies!

Thanks, I think I'll try that when it's at its worst. Heat it up and add a little cinnamon...yum!
by losingforgood
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Midnight Munchies!
Replies: 14
Views: 6485

Midnight Munchies!

I'm really suprised how easy it's been so far for me to survive moments when I would normally crave food between meals for this past week! I've really been making my meals count in balance, sustainability AND in taste. However, for the past 4 years, I've had what I call the Midnght Munchies if I hap...
by losingforgood
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in
Replies: 12
Views: 5356

Karen's Daily Check in

Day 5 and I'm doing pretty well
Diet: 1 Red day
Cardio: 0 Red days
Strenthening: 0 Red days
Stretching: 1 Red day


:D
by losingforgood
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Jack Frost hates Urban Rangers
Replies: 4
Views: 8334

Jack Frost Hates Urban Rangers

I love walks too, but I HATE going on them in the cold or on bad weather days. I can't afford a gym membership, and I have no room in my parents' house for exercise equipment. I started exercising a little bit about 2 weeks before I found out about the No S diet and joined the website. I decided tha...
by losingforgood
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Pancakes
Replies: 15
Views: 6892

Pancakes

I actually like creamed chipped beef over pancakes. So if you want to avoid sweet on your pancakes, that's an option. Keep in mind the added starch and fat, if you are watching that. But it does add protein with the chipped beef. It sounds gross, but it's really good if you're a creamed chipped beef...
by losingforgood
Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New Here
Replies: 8
Views: 4230

Thanks

Thank you everyone! Yes, both Richard Simmons Food Mover AND the WW programs have alot of very good aspects about them. Both emphasize gradual calorie reduction and balance, and they don't restrict what foods you can and cannot eat. You just have to account for them. That's what I take with me from ...
by losingforgood
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New Here
Replies: 8
Views: 4230

Finally! Something I can follow!

I have been at least a little bit overweight all my life (I'll be reaching the big 40 in February this year), but it really started climbing up in my adult years, until I was 100 lbs overweight. I lost a 55 lbs. on Richard Simmons calorie plan, combined with moderate exercise and plenty of water. Bu...