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by catservant
Sat May 20, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New, nervous, nibblesome...
Replies: 10
Views: 7875

Welcome, Muddyhoof! You will find many supportive people here who are or have been in the same boat! Hang in there while you form new habits and rid yourself of the obsession of counting, weighing and measuring every morsel! It is truly freeing! Good luck!
by catservant
Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Where do you walk if you don't need to go anywhere?
Replies: 23
Views: 24010

Yup! Still here! :lol: Walking is such an established habit for me that I wouldn't even think of letting a day go by without! This is what gives me hope for the 3 No S habits...which I've never succeeded in following consistently even though I've tried so many times over the last several years. BUT....
by catservant
Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Only" three meals...?
Replies: 29
Views: 15686

Excellent! I wish I had read your post BEFORE I overate ice cream today! :shock: I love this post and will re-read it often.
by catservant
Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Only" three meals...?
Replies: 29
Views: 15686

Excellent!!
by catservant
Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Realization....
Replies: 12
Views: 9870

I hear that , Eeyore! I'm sure that a lot of people have been on the same journey. Here's to sanity and simplicity!!
by catservant
Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about food too much
Replies: 5
Views: 5017

Haha! I love that, Chilipepper! Breaking up with snacks is HARDER than breaking up with a boyfriend IMO!! :lol: I have way too many failures in that department to have shown good progress. I know it's what I have to conquer in order to succeed, and there is no fault to place anywhere except squarely...
by catservant
Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Where do you walk if you don't need to go anywhere?
Replies: 23
Views: 24010

I'm lucky enough to have a big, energetic dog who makes me get out and walk every day. Our favorite is to walk along a nearby river in some wooded trails.
by catservant
Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Counting Steps
Replies: 18
Views: 10463

I have a Fitbit also. I'm like you...I don't even look at the stats of the few "friends" I have there. I am just interested in staying active myself, not competing. :)
by catservant
Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Counting Steps
Replies: 18
Views: 10463

No...it's not another form of a counting diet. It is a way to make sure I am not sedentary. Sitting at the computer can stretch into hours per day, and I use my tracker as a tool, nothing more. Maybe the gadgets aren't for everybody but certainly those of us who use them shouldn't be criticized for ...
by catservant
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Counting Steps
Replies: 18
Views: 10463

I have a fitbit activity tracker that I use. I do find that having a daily step goal really does make me move more. I have only missed my goal once since I got my tracker for Christmas. It can be a challenge some days when the weather is bad, but I have learned to be creative.
by catservant
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Pets on the No S diet
Replies: 2
Views: 2657

I love it! You are so right! Sometimes we refuse to believe that the answer is right there in front of us!! :shock:
by catservant
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: So I went way off the rails...
Replies: 10
Views: 7132

Welcome back. I know how you feel. To me, the biggest disappointment of all is that I haven't honored my commitment to myself. I wouldn't dream of tossing aside a promise I had made to anyone else, so why do I feel like it's okay when the promise made was to myself? I don't know. I've not been succe...
by catservant
Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Optimized oatmeal recipe
Replies: 8
Views: 5552

OMG! Cranberry Orange! Can't wait to try it!! Thanks! :D
by catservant
Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Optimized oatmeal recipe
Replies: 8
Views: 5552

Late to the party, but here are my two favorites: 1. Cook 1/2 cup old fashioned oats with a chopped apple, a handful of raisins and some cinnamon mixed in. Top with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a few walnuts. Sprinkle on a little more cinnamon. 2. Cook 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats with a couple tab...
by catservant
Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Optimized oatmeal recipe
Replies: 8
Views: 5552

:roll: Triple posted?
by catservant
Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Optimized oatmeal recipe
Replies: 8
Views: 5552

:oops: Double posted!
by catservant
Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Daily chat thread
Replies: 46
Views: 18033

I've been thinking about that very thing, Gingerpie. All too often I eat my meals either in front of my computer or while listening to something on TV. I really need to focus more on what I'm eating, enjoying the tastes, and stop wolfing down my meals!
by catservant
Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Lovedby2
Replies: 25
Views: 17351

Great link which includes lots of other information in addition to the workouts. Thanks, Oolala!
by catservant
Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New
Replies: 6
Views: 5365

I for one REALLY need to have that structure. I have been on so many restrictive diets over so many years that I can't tell what is hunger and what is merely craving. Regular mealtimes with moderate sized servings of mostly healthy foods clarifies everything for me.
by catservant
Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Daily chat thread
Replies: 46
Views: 18033

I really don't want to eat a bunch of sugary things today, even though it's both Saturday and Halloween. I am focused on recalling clearly how awful I felt by the end of last weekend from the VOLUME of food and all the sugar. I feel so much better if I just stick to moderate intake of mostly whole f...
by catservant
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: still having trouble posting?
Replies: 24
Views: 10668

I am having posts show up multiple times now too. Strange...
by catservant
Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: OMG .... I have done it again .... :-(
Replies: 8
Views: 6370

:shock:
by catservant
Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: OMG .... I have done it again .... :-(
Replies: 8
Views: 6370

Blithe Morning, I really appreciated the advice in your blog. I am not currently going through hard times, but we all do from time to time, and I will keep your list in front of me when the day comes when I need to gather my strength. Thanks!
by catservant
Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: still having trouble posting?
Replies: 24
Views: 10668

I don't see a post showing you as the author since September 23rd, so it seems the post from today didn't make it! :|
by catservant
Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Good Stuff...
Replies: 2
Views: 3713

This makes such good sense. I have recently decided to get rid of weight loss as a goal altogether and focus on health gains instead. Fits right in with this! Thanks for sharing.
by catservant
Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 Day Challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 11316

Thanks, mrsj! I think you are right...I know that in the afternoon when my physical work is done and I'm at the computer doing all the day's paperwork is when the trouble begins, and my computer is far too close to where the food is!! I do feel that I need to resolve that I WILL NOT GIVE IN to the u...
by catservant
Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 Day Challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 11316

Thanks, Gingerpie, and congratulations on your successful 21 day streak!! I can't wait to be able to say I've had one too!
by catservant
Sun May 31, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 Day Challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 11316

I'm not proud of my performance so far, but I will soldier on!! :oops:
by catservant
Mon May 25, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: not overweight but feeling crazy about food?
Replies: 13
Views: 10594

Your post could have been written by me, Anniekat. I have about 10 pounds that need to go, but I am far more concerned with my mental shenanigans when it comes to food. I have been 30 lbs heavier and 25 lbs lighter, but I have NEVER been at peace. I have not done a good job of incorporating No S hab...
by catservant
Sun May 17, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habit Builder with Paper Clips
Replies: 9
Views: 7329

Thanks, Gingerpie. For some bizarre reason, the double posted reply does not have the "X" option...only "Quote" and "Edit", although I do see the"X" on other posts I've made. :?
by catservant
Sat May 16, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habit Builder with Paper Clips
Replies: 9
Views: 7329

BTW...there must be a way to delete a post, but I can't seem to see how?! I posted my reply above twice, and would like to get rid of one of the postings. Help anybody?
by catservant
Sat May 16, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 Day Challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 11316

Thanks, ZippaDee! Likewise to you!! :)
by catservant
Fri May 15, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habit Builder with Paper Clips
Replies: 9
Views: 7329

I'm using it as a reminder to take 6 ten minute walks today...4 down, 2 to go!
by catservant
Fri May 15, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habit Builder with Paper Clips
Replies: 9
Views: 7329

I'm using it as a reminder to take 6 ten minute walks today...4 down, 2 to go!
by catservant
Fri May 15, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habit Builder with Paper Clips
Replies: 9
Views: 7329

Habit Builder with Paper Clips

I received this link in an email this morning...just when I needed a bit of motivation. I don't know if it will help, but I'll give it a try. I don't know yet exactly how I would apply it with No S though. I certainly don't need a reminder to eat my 3 plates. What I need is a motivator NOT to eat sn...
by catservant
Thu May 14, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Victorian Housework
Replies: 9
Views: 7723

When the weather is bad I'll set the laundry basket at the opposite end of the house from the bedroom closet and walk each piece of clean laundry from the basket to the closet to put it away. I have often gotten in a 40 minute walk that way...
by catservant
Thu May 14, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eat, Nourish, Glow Book
Replies: 3
Views: 4563

Thanks for the link. I've not SUCCESSFULLY followed No S, but keep coming back. My favorite quote from the article: "If you eat three good meals a day you won’t crave a snack.†I'm hoping for that day! :(
by catservant
Fri May 08, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 Day Challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 11316

I'll join you...a couple of days late! 7 May, Day 1 - Green 8 May, Day 2 - Green 9 May, Day 3 - Yellow 10 May, Day 4 - Yellow 11 May, Day 5 - Green 12 May, Day 6 - Yellow (25th Anniversary) 13 May, Day 7 - Red :x 14 May, Day 8 - Red :x 15 May, Day 9 - Green :) 16 May, Day 10 - S Day 17 May, Day 11 -...
by catservant
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone ever make a huge career change?
Replies: 6
Views: 4871

I did...I spent 25 years as a hotel manager and actually never really liked it. As I approached 50 I thought how sad it would be to have spent my whole life doing something that I didn't enjoy, so one day I announced to my husband that I was quitting my job and going to dog grooming school. He thoug...
by catservant
Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: new here again..again
Replies: 9
Views: 5880

I'm afraid I miss your point, bofafiller. Goethe was an advocate of No S?
by catservant
Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: new here again..again
Replies: 9
Views: 5880

Oolala53, I know that my own eating behaviors are pretty deeply ingrained having been in place for 50 years (egads!!!), and I am prepared for it to take quite some time to feel like these habits are established, but I wonder if I will always have to guard against setbacks. You have had such awesome ...
by catservant
Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone had a slow start?
Replies: 16
Views: 9208

Wonderful! Good for you...keep up the good work! :D
by catservant
Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone had a slow start?
Replies: 16
Views: 9208

How did your day go? Today was also a re-start for me (and there have been MANY!) and I had a successful first day! Hope you did too! :D
by catservant
Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone had a slow start?
Replies: 16
Views: 9208

I love this thread! I identify with everything said...I am the QUEEN of slow starts, and "blow it" almost daily by snacking starting at about 3:00 pm and again in the evening. I agree, though, that this IS the only sensible way to go about establishing a realistic way of eating that I can live with....
by catservant
Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: new here again..again
Replies: 9
Views: 5880

Ditto! I just have not had either enough self-control or a strong enough desire I guess. I have that same "bad" time of the day, although mine starts at 3:00 pm and lasts through the evening. UGH! Here's hoping for success for all of us!
by catservant
Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back to basics ...
Replies: 4
Views: 4179

I'm right there with you, mustloseweight. I am so SICK of my own noncompliance that I can't stand it for one more day. My scale certainly reflects my lack of self-discipline. I remember reading something oolala53 once wrote that said something about even ones failures can cause one to become more de...
by catservant
Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just found No S today - starting tomorrow - makes sense
Replies: 16
Views: 9420

Just wondering, SOutdoors, whether you've got the answer figured out yet. Your post really got me thinking...it's a really interesting question. I think when I find the answer to it I may start to enjoy more success. Hope you've found your price, and that I find mine!
by catservant
Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How did I get here?
Replies: 7
Views: 4865

I know that feeling OH SO WELL, and am right there with you. I can only think that any structure (3 meals a day) and moderation (1 plate per meal) will at the very least give you some peace. I also tend to be a stress eater, a boredom eater, a happiness eater...you name it, I can find an excuse for ...
by catservant
Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's your No S?
Replies: 45
Views: 34379

Mods: 1 small sweet per day, but no S days Intelligent Dietary Defaults: Steel cut oats with fruit, nuts and yogurt Alcohol: A glass of wine about 4 times per year Coffee: Addict Diet soda: Not soda, but flavored waters Other Notes: For me, 1 small sweet per day (100 calories or less) works better ...
by catservant
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weighing in
Replies: 6
Views: 4882

I have been a compulsive daily "weigher" for 40 years, and I don't see that it has helped me...still at the same weight, so what is the point of looking every day? If I'm up a pound or two it ruins my day, even though that amount of fluctuation is pretty insignificant. I am going to try a weekly wei...
by catservant
Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A fresh start
Replies: 14
Views: 8169

Thanks, Eschano! I have great news! I made it from lunch to dinner, and from dinner to bedtime, and I'm still alive this morning!! :lol:
by catservant
Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A fresh start
Replies: 14
Views: 8169

Re: A fresh start

I could be you...59 years old, 5' 2", and easily thrown into a panic attack at the thought of going from lunch to dinner or from dinner to breakfast without eating! I have tried many times to get started on No S. Never succeeded beyond a day or two. I've posted a few times, but in my heart I don't t...
by catservant
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: belated curiosty: who took a NWS day on the 4th?
Replies: 12
Views: 7065

Well, elegantportions, I sure would love the recipe so that I can try it next year!! :lol:
by catservant
Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: belated curiosty: who took a NWS day on the 4th?
Replies: 12
Views: 7065

I didn't. Yesterday, however, was my husband's birthday and I ate too much, drank some wine, AND had dessert (which was at least mostly fruit!). Thank God it's Monday!! :oops:
by catservant
Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** JULY 2014 CHALLENGE ***
Replies: 41
Views: 15568

Welcome, franceacct! You have to either type in the days or you can copy and paste from somebody else's challenge and then edit it to make it work for you. Good luck with No S! You will find lots of helpful, supportive people here!
by catservant
Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** JULY 2014 CHALLENGE ***
Replies: 41
Views: 15568

Yes, Curious!! To be honest, in all the times I've tried to get going with No S, and it has been many, I've never had 2 perfectly compliant N days in a row before. I do NOT intend to go wild today and tomorrow because I would like to get some momentum going. Tomorrow is my husband's birthday and I w...
by catservant
Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** JULY 2014 CHALLENGE ***
Replies: 41
Views: 15568

Me too, CuriousAT! Amazing what an accomplishment one day can feel like!!
by catservant
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** JULY 2014 CHALLENGE ***
Replies: 41
Views: 15568

I think it's each individual's decision as to whether July 4th will be an S day for them or not. We don't attend any big parties or social events for the occasion, so for me it's just a normal N day.
by catservant
Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** JULY 2014 CHALLENGE ***
Replies: 41
Views: 15568

eschano: Thanks for that! Can't believe I gave in AGAIN yesterday. :cry: Today is a new day!
by catservant
Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** JULY 2014 CHALLENGE ***
Replies: 41
Views: 15568

Yes, Violet Crown! The past is gone, so let's make today count...one day at a time!
by catservant
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** JULY 2014 CHALLENGE ***
Replies: 41
Views: 15568

I quietly and with some embarrassment join this challenge...I have never successfully completed one before because I have been so ashamed of the number of failed days I have had to admit to. :oops: 1 :oops: 2 :oops: 3 :mrgreen: 4 :mrgreen: 5 S 6 S 7 :oops: UGH!!! 8 :mrgreen: 9 :mrgreen: 10 :mrgreen:...
by catservant
Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I can't stop eating...
Replies: 14
Views: 7552

I'm right there with you, Skelton...for what feels like the thousandth time. I needed this post this afternoon and the advise and suggestions from oolala and ironchef. Thanks to all three of you!
by catservant
Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I don't believe in my ideal weight
Replies: 25
Views: 16828

Thank you for bumping this up! It has made a light bulb go on for me! I am in the "normal" BMI range, close to the top, but have only been happy with myself once in my life...when I dieted myself down to the underweight category! I was not healthy, looked awful, and all the deprivation it took to ge...
by catservant
Mon May 12, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back again with gritted teeth....
Replies: 17
Views: 9588

Thanks so much! 24 years and counting! :D
by catservant
Mon May 12, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back again with gritted teeth....
Replies: 17
Views: 9588

Thanks, ironchef! We will go out for dinner this evening, and I will enjoy one plate of something delectable that is not sweet! :) I don't expect that I will have 100% success every day for the rest of time, but I sure would like to get some green N Days under my belt. This is a re-start for me...an...
by catservant
Sat May 10, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back again with gritted teeth....
Replies: 17
Views: 9588

Thanks, automatedeating and wosnes...I will take your advice. To make matters worse, Monday is my anniversary, so it could be a special S Day. I think I will just let it be an N Day since my husband is diabetic and doesn't eat sugar...my temptation would have been dessert with our anniversary dinner...
by catservant
Sat May 10, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: hi everyone
Replies: 7
Views: 4587

Thanks so much for sharing your great progress! It is so helpful and encouraging to those of us who are just starting out (AGAIN, in my case!). Congratulations on your results so far!
by catservant
Sat May 10, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back again with gritted teeth....
Replies: 17
Views: 9588

I'm back again for my 5th try...embarrassing to admit. I didn't purposely start on Saturday, but I don't suppose it hurts to start with S Days other than it sort of feels like I haven't started yet. I am toying with not taking S Days this weekend and attempting to get 7 N Days under my belt before a...
by catservant
Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: trigger foods
Replies: 3
Views: 2909

I view it as if I'm an addict when it comes to certain foods. If I was an alcoholic I wouldn't keep a bottle of vodka around! In the same way, I don't keep trigger foods around. There are plenty of other things I like as treats on S Days without knowingly setting myself up for a binge.
by catservant
Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Rough few days (well 7 to be exact)
Replies: 15
Views: 8621

While I know that it's not fun to post about a string of red days, it really does help others of us (namely, ME!) who are having/have had similar struggles, so thanks for sharing!
by catservant
Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** March 2014 Challenge ***
Replies: 27
Views: 11786

Let's try this again! Last month wasn't so good! 1 S :lol: 2 S :lol: 3 N 4 N 5 N 6 N 7 N 8 S :lol: 9 S :lol: 10 N 11 N 12 N 13 N 14 N 15 S :lol: 16 S :lol: 17 N 18 N 19 N 20 N 21 N 22 S :lol: 23 S :lol: 24 N 25 N 26 N 27 N 28 N 29 S :lol: 30 S :lol: 31 N
by catservant
Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: getting cold feet... will this work for me?
Replies: 38
Views: 20610

OK, Automatedeating...here goes: 2 weeks is not NEARLY enough time to lose significant weight on any diet, much less Nosing. Most of the people who have succeeded (and there are MANY who have lost the last 10 to 15 - read the testimonials again) say that the weight came off slowly. Also, most of the...
by catservant
Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Habit Concept
Replies: 5
Views: 4181

Bite counting really works for you, herbsgirl! Well done!! :lol:
by catservant
Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: full fat dairy products
Replies: 10
Views: 7253

Thanks so much! I'll give it a try...must check to see if my oven will hold at such a low temperature. If not, I do have a crock pot...Thanks again!
by catservant
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: full fat dairy products
Replies: 10
Views: 7253

Automatedeating, I'm very interested in learning how to make yogurt...if you don't mind could you post a recipe and instructions?
by catservant
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Facebook Group (vs. Page)
Replies: 14
Views: 8395

I seem to be in the minority, but I like both this site and also Facebook. I'm interested in reading what people have to say no matter where they prefer to post it!
by catservant
Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello and New to NO S
Replies: 9
Views: 5900

Gwen...you remind me of me! It IS so freeing not to have to count, weigh, measure, and track every morsel you put in your mouth. It's like a huge burden has been lifted off your shoulders. So glad you've joined us!
by catservant
Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2014 Soup Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 20236

Hope you enjoy the recipe...it's one of my very favorites. JW, I'm still a catservant, and have become a dogservant in addition!
by catservant
Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2014 Soup Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 20236

Brazilian Black Bean Soup 1 Tablespoon olive oil 3 cups onions, chopped 8 cloves garlic, chopped, divided 1 carrot, diced 3 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons salt 1 red bell pepper, diced 2 x 15 ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup water 1 cup orange juice 1 pinch red pepper flakes (...
by catservant
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Raymond Blanc tells British women to avoid snacking
Replies: 9
Views: 6170

Personally, I think it's the total number of calories one consumes in a 24 hour period, not when the calories are consumed that determines whether weight is gained or lost. There is no magic about 7 pm!
by catservant
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weekend weight gain perspective
Replies: 5
Views: 4162

It's kind of like the old 80/20 rule...be moderate 5 days a week and indulge in a reasonable way on the other two. It may be slow and steady, but eventually you'll win the race.
by catservant
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** February 2014 Challenge ***
Replies: 48
Views: 19983

My Goal is Strict Compliance with NO S Eating, Month 1

1 S :D 2 S :D 3 N SUCCESS [/b]:lol: 4 N SUCCESS :lol: 5 N Fail :cry: Slipped a little, but didn't let it throw me over the edge into a full fledged gobble fest, so I see that as an improvement! 6 N Fail - :cry: ditto yesterday 7 N SUCCESS :lol: 8 S :D 9 S :D 10 N Fail :oops: I'm embarrassed by all ...
by catservant
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Take 3
Replies: 6
Views: 4681

Me Too!

I'm on try #3 (and final! :lol: ) too...I have an identical list of the benefits, and an equal level of determination! Thanks for sharing...
by catservant
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fighting the Urge - Free e-book attached
Replies: 7
Views: 4463

Thanks!

Thanks for sharing this! :)
by catservant
Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Resources which support No Snacking
Replies: 57
Views: 47236

These are great...thanks for sharing them!
by catservant
Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Gonna give it another go at it
Replies: 11
Views: 5780

I'm right there with you...trying again! I believe we can do this! I don't know why, but it helps me to remind myself to "BE THE PERSON I WANT TO BECOME". When temptation strikes, or I feel hungry between meals I think to myself, "The person I want to become doesn't snack...now BE that person!" Also...
by catservant
Wed May 22, 2013 1:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back again
Replies: 10
Views: 5833

A very good point...By "normal" I mainly mean that I'd like to not restrict any food category and not have to obsessively count the calories in everything. I don't think I'll ever not love food...just would like to have the structure and ditch the constant monitoring!
by catservant
Tue May 21, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back again
Replies: 10
Views: 5833

Thanks, Oolala53! I had the very same thought: if not now, then when?? I am not getting any younger, and 50 years is enough to devote to this struggle. I really would just like to be a "normal" person! Thanks for the pointer about beverages...I am sure that during the process of learning new habits ...
by catservant
Sun May 19, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back again
Replies: 10
Views: 5833

Day 1

I have tried to No S a few times within the past year or two but up until now have failed to get through more than a day or two. It occurred to me this morning that I will be 58 soon, and that I have been engaged in this struggle to be a "normal" eater since I was 8 and the first kid made an unkind ...