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by kccc
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does the obesssion with food go away with Nos?
Replies: 18
Views: 1185

Re: Does the obesssion with food go away with Nos?

I did find that I gained a lot of mental bandwidth from not snacking, not debating internally whether I should/shouldn’t eat, and far less beating myself up for food choices I regretted. There’s a good bit of research about how eating can be emotionally driven. It’s a great avoidance strategy for no...
by kccc
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S day dessert ideas for a family of four
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: S day dessert ideas for a family of four

Homemade pudding. You can make just 4 servings of chocolate pudding.

The recipe for Tapioca (on the Minute Tapioca biz) makes 6 half- cup servings. But you can have slightly larger servings to use it up in one go, or let the kids (or adults) have an extra at another meal.
by kccc
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reflections on No-S and BLE
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Re: Reflections on No-S and BLE

Hi Merry! So nice to "see a familiar face," so to speak. Yes, the marketing hype is annoying. I tended to put on a video/vlog while I was doing other stuff that didn't take all my attention. But if you're willing to dig, there's some very useful stuff. I was also in the "can't get my good habits goi...
by kccc
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reflections on No-S and BLE
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Re: Reflections on No-S and BLE

One of the useful aspects of BLE corresponds to a feature of No-S - an emphasis on creating new habits. There are some re-phrasings of familiar ideas that I found helpful. All of us have to coping with some sort of "lapse" at times. The catch-phrase used in BLE is "Re-zoom" (a cutesy spelling of "Re...
by kccc
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reflections on No-S and BLE
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Re: Reflections on No-S and BLE

Hi Margot,

Totally agree with you on the difference between refined carbs and whole grain. That distinction is one of the things that attracted me to BLE. (I wouldn’t do Keto or paleo on a bet.)
by kccc
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reflections on No-S and BLE
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Re: Reflections on No-S and BLE

Okay, for those of you not familiar with "Bright Lines Eating," or the originator's story, here's a summary. Susan Pierce Thompson (SPT) was a drug addict in her youth, and when she kicked that habit, became obese. She did the usual lose/gain/lose on various diets, and finally lost through a program...
by kccc
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reflections on No-S and BLE
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Reflections on No-S and BLE

Hello all. Some of you may remember me... I'm a long-time no-s-er, but don't post much anymore. Usually I pop back in just before the holidays to clean up my habits. This year I didn't. And I was sorry. For the first time in years , "lose weight" was on my list of New Year's Resolutions. :( Worse, I...
by kccc
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello, can I join in?
Replies: 7
Views: 2885

Sounds like a perfect fit for you! Welcome.
by kccc
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: November Challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 7037

I am totally out of the "tracking" habit. Doing okay weight-wise, and don't think eating is totally out of control... But I know my habits are not as strong as I would like. One option would be to resurrect my daily thread, but I'm kind of resistant to that. (Not sure why...) Will think on it, and d...
by kccc
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: November Challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 7037

Have lost track, but will try to keep up from here. So far today, so good!
by kccc
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: November Challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 7037

First red day... But a small red. Traveling, erratic meal schedule, hotel had cookies...and so did I.

Rest of day was fine.

(Too tired to mess with color-coding.)
by kccc
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Snacks don't tide you over!
Replies: 17
Views: 5660

This is my first "S day" since coming back, and I am noting how much I have "grazed" already. (In part because of an early meeting with food that was not entirely satisfying, but...) After I began grazing, it became "procrasti-eating." Because I have stuff to do today and don't wanna. Time to stop. ...
by kccc
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Home" for the Holidays
Replies: 9
Views: 3883

(And it's really lovely to see so many familiar faces... er, usernames... Hello to all of you!)
by kccc
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Home" for the Holidays
Replies: 9
Views: 3883

Marking "S-days" in advance is a good idea. Mostly, I think, I just need to tighten up a bit - it's easy to become complacent, and get a little sloppy. So it's back to basics, paying more attention to details on N-days, and being intentional about treats. I generally enjoy treats I plan for, and fee...
by kccc
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: November Challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 7037

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by kccc
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Home" for the Holidays
Replies: 9
Views: 3883

"Home" for the Holidays

I'm a long-time No-S-er, though I don't hang out on the boards much anymore...but I DO come back right around the holidays for a bit of extra accountability. If I recall correctly, I started by coming back to re-set my habits after the holiday, then finally figured out that I'm better off coming bac...
by kccc
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: KCCC's Yearly Check In (was 2012 Check In)
Replies: 24
Views: 23290

Back for the annual holiday tune-up! Which is also my yearly check-in, at this point. Current stats: Age 61 (How is that possible?) Height: 5'7" Weight: 147 (a little high - "happy range" is 144-46 - but not much. And hey, it's right after Halloween and my kid's birthday.) Currently, exercise is 10,...
by kccc
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: To modify or not to modify, that is the question!
Replies: 12
Views: 5693

We are all experiments of one. What works for you might not for someone else. What you need to do is to consider the purpose of this mod, try it, and honestly evaluate if it meets your goal over time. When I started No-S, I had to phase in the "no snacks". Mornings were easy, but the 4:00 one was th...
by kccc
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2016 Holiday check-in
Replies: 16
Views: 6511

Haven't been posting regularly - too busy. Notice a tendency to graze during the evenings - no sweets, but a few bites (couple of pieces of dried fruit, that kind of thing) after dinner. I've been doing that a while, but am noticing now that I'm paying attention. Also eating out a lot (meetings - he...
by kccc
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2016 Holiday check-in
Replies: 16
Views: 6511

Wednesday went well - my plan worked beautifully. Had an extra-lovely dinner - kiddo was at a swim meet, and they were eating on the way home, so hubby and I had all the veggies that kid hates. Salad with avocado, asparagus. And also raspberries, because we like them. All perfectly No-S, and even su...
by kccc
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 138670

Just swinging by to offer holiday encouragement!
by kccc
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Accountability Needed! check in for Amy3010
Replies: 45
Views: 13936

Go, Amy! I do think "I deserve" eating is one of the hardest to deal with. What worked for me was enlarging my definition of a "treat" to include a lot of non-food things. Flowers. A new book. Indulgent craft supplies. Making time for something just for me. But that's hard to remember in the moment,...
by kccc
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2016 Holiday check-in
Replies: 16
Views: 6511

Saturday and Sunday were both reasonable. I did bake/eat cookies... But didn't eat so many that I was unhappy with myself. Monday I took as an S-day because I was at a conference (really just an S-event). Tuesday back on track. Today (Wednesday) I have a slightly odd schedule, which makes both break...
by kccc
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: >>> December challenge <<<
Replies: 45
Views: 13143

:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :mrgreen: :oops: 8) 8) 05 06 07 08 09 8) 8) 12 13 14 15 16 8) 8) 19 20 21 22 23 8) 8) 26 27 28 29 30 8) The calendar is suddenly less appealing when I start with a red. (Details in my daily thread.) But I'm here for accountability, so will mark it and move on.
by kccc
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Accountability Needed! check in for Amy3010
Replies: 45
Views: 13936

Congrats on your green week!
by kccc
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Wosnes's Dinner Diary
Replies: 104
Views: 68093

Came by to wave and say thanks for posting on my check-in... And got lost in the recipes! You're an inspiring cook. (And one of my favorite things about No-S is that I feel it gave me permission to cook - because it's normal to enjoy good food.) I still use your Microwave Chocolate Pudding recipe, a...
by kccc
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2016 Holiday check-in
Replies: 16
Views: 6511

Had my first red day already. Fridays have always been a little shaky - I do well until the evening, then lose it. Which is what happened last night. Been here, done this before. Except... 1) I see it as a "red flag" as much as a red day. I've been pushing myself pretty hard, and I think this was pu...
by kccc
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: >>> December challenge <<<
Replies: 45
Views: 13143

LOVE the little calendars with the plan marked out! How did you do that?

It does help a LOT that the holidays correspond to S-days this year. I do have at least one Friday-party, but that's all I can think of that would be an extra.
by kccc
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2016 Holiday check-in
Replies: 16
Views: 6511

Hi, noni, and happy holidays! Pretty good today. Did have a 4:00 "mini-meal" because I had a meeting and knew dinner would be very late - but I planned on that and accounted for it, so don't consider it a fail. (To me, a "red" is generally unplanned eating - this was a decision based on practicaliti...
by kccc
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2016 Holiday check-in
Replies: 16
Views: 6511

Hi Amy! We'll work on the holidays together!

Beginning Day 1...
by kccc
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2016 Holiday check-in
Replies: 16
Views: 6511

KCCC's 2016 Holiday check-in

Hi to everyone that remembers me - and new folks too! I'm a long-time member, back for my yearly dose of accountability. Will check in here periodically to report how it's going. Current weight: 146 (top of "happy range") Exercise: 10,000 steps daily, Tai Chi. My strength class is no more, so lookin...
by kccc
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 239
Views: 99869

Back for annual holiday shore-up. :D

Left because my weight was stable, habits reasonably good, and life is very full. (Still in my "happy range," but know I tend to get sloppy over the holidays...and want to have another New Years where "lose weight" isn't on my resolution list!)
by kccc
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: KCCC's Yearly Check In (was 2012 Check In)
Replies: 24
Views: 23290

2016

Been a while since I've checked in... thought I did it around my birthday last year, but evidently not... Current stats: Just turned 60 (which I have trouble believing) 5'7" Current weight: 145 (144-146 is my "happy range") Exercise: "10,000 steps" daily, Tai Chi class 2x/week, body weight class 2x/...
by kccc
Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC Check- In (11/12/15 start)
Replies: 11
Views: 5299

Did very well until Friday evening, when I had an "it's the weekend, dangit!" fail. Weekend was middling. I did do real meals and intentional sweets, but some friends came over with snacky things and I ate more than I truly wanted. I need to learn how to be around that kind of stuff without going "o...
by kccc
Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 4259

How funny... I just posted on my check-in that I think I'm a more creative cook when I'm being strict about No-S. I plan more interesting and pleasant meals - if they're all I'm going to eat, they need to be good. That's one of the awesome things about No-S... I actually enjoy my food MORE when I'm ...
by kccc
Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC Check- In (11/12/15 start)
Replies: 11
Views: 5299

Made a new pasta dish from leftover soup ingredients (bacon, a leek, etc.) last night, and it was a BIG hit with the family. Two home runs in a week - woot!

I think I cook more creatively when I'm on No-S. That's a good thing - make my meals more enjoyable.
by kccc
Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Home for the Holidays
Replies: 11
Views: 5008

Hi Noel!

It's a No-S reunion!
by kccc
Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC Check- In (11/12/15 start)
Replies: 11
Views: 5299

Rushed, but on track. Tuesday and Wednesday all good.
by kccc
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Simple Rules
Replies: 3
Views: 2682

I will say the case studies can get a bit tedious- read some of the reviews before you take it on. They can give you the broad strokes of the concept.
by kccc
Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC Check- In (11/12/15 start)
Replies: 11
Views: 5299

Met Monday's intentions - SOLID No-S - Steps - Meditation - Meal planning/grocery shopping for week - Enjoy life, and be grateful! Tried a new recipe yesterday - a mushroom-oyster stew that had leeks and turnips and bacon in it. Sounds weird, but we'd had it elsewhere and my DH and DS loooooved it. ...
by kccc
Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Simple Rules
Replies: 3
Views: 2682

Simple Rules

Just read a book on "Simple Rules", and my first thought was "No-S"! It's the epitome of a "simple rule"! The book is a business book, addressing "managing complexity" through simple rules that guide decision-making. There's a chapter on applying them to personal situations, but really, it's mostly ...
by kccc
Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Daily chat thread
Replies: 46
Views: 13634

oolala, this is a lovely idea for a thread. There are so many people that I would love to check in on and say hi to and speak to individually... but the fact of the matter is that I just do not have time to go to each individual thread. Life is very full (mostly good) and it's just not possible with...
by kccc
Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC Check- In (11/12/15 start)
Replies: 11
Views: 5299

Hello, BA! Weekend was... okay. I've had better/worse S-days. Saturday was better than Sunday. On Sunday, I was sort of saving for the treats at my lovely book club, and it got cancelled. Disappointment eating ensued. Oh well. Today is Monday. Intentions: - SOLID No-S - Steps - Meditation - Meal pla...
by kccc
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC Check- In (11/12/15 start)
Replies: 11
Views: 5299

Hi, Gingerpie and LPearlMom - thanks for stopping by. Gingerpie, congrats on the progress you've made. Friday (11/13) was very good - met All the Intentions: No-S, Steps, Yoga, Fitstar... and my "Big Thing" was trimming the front bushes which were trying to eat the house. Those bushes attack every f...
by kccc
Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC Check- In (11/12/15 start)
Replies: 11
Views: 5299

Thursday 11/12/15

Marvelous!

Good on No-S, despite an eat-out meeting.
Also made my steps, did Fitstar, and meditated.

All the good habits. :)

Friday 11/13/15

Setting intent: Steps, No-S, yoga, meditation... and at least one "got THAT done" accomplishment.
by kccc
Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Home for the Holidays
Replies: 11
Views: 5008

I see some very familiar faces! This is like a little reunion! (Gingerpie, weren't you here when I did this last year? I think you were new then...) I am so grateful to have such a wonderful group to come back to. With such support, I feel I can approach the holiday season "lightly" - both in terms ...
by kccc
Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC Check- In (11/12/15 start)
Replies: 11
Views: 5299

KCCC Check- In (11/12/15 start)

Time for the 2015 Holiday check-in! This time, alas, I am starting out in a bad place - weight has shot up this last month. A girls' trip away - great fun, but filled with over-indulgence. Then my son's birthday party, then Halloween.... Result: I'm up to 152. Normal is 148-ish. Not a lot, but it ne...
by kccc
Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Home for the Holidays
Replies: 11
Views: 5008

Home for the Holidays

Hello everyone! ::waves at "old guard" who might actually remember me, smiles a greeting at folks new since I last dropped in:: For the new folks: I'm a long-term member that doesn't hang around that much anymore because No-S is pretty routine for me most of the time. But... I usually come back arou...
by kccc
Sat May 30, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Decluttering!
Replies: 250
Views: 176347

Just saw this thread, and think I may chime in on it for a bit. I need a few rounds of decluttering in areas, and motivation would help.
by kccc
Sat May 30, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: You've long admired her feet...
Replies: 70
Views: 112480

How great to hear from you, and to hear you're doing well. Congrats on the little one! (I feel as if I wandered into a No-S reunion... Rather lovely!)
by kccc
Sat May 30, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Can We Please Go Back to No-S?
Replies: 20
Views: 13518

Hi Noel! Nice to see you here. I was dropping by because a friend mentioned doing No-S and I wanted to say "hi"...glad the time aligned with some of the other "old guard" being around.

Hope the stress in your life eases soon.
by kccc
Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Hi everyone, Just a hello and update... I'm doing fine, sticking to No-S pretty well, and weight is within my normal range... 146, which I think is a little down from when I last checked in. Found a few exercise apps I like - "Move" and "Yoga Studio" and am enjoying them. And I'm taking a Tai Chi cl...
by kccc
Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Did pretty well over the extended holiday weekend, except for Monday, which I hadn't planned to take as an S-day but did. In addition, I didn't get the normal range of exercise in on Monday, because I was doing yard work and dealing with unexpected car issues and had just.had.ENOUGH. But I did All t...
by kccc
Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Thursday was good on all counts. Friday... not so much. Got steps, Tai Chi, and meditation, but really failed on No S (evening snack-fest, at wreck-the-car level but not eating-to-icky level). Missed on Battle Against Chaos as well, but plan to get to some of that today. Today... so far, so good. Re...
by kccc
Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Finding Happiness in an Imperfect Body 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 5624

Your thread title caught my eye - wonderful! Welcome to the board. I will say that I think No-S allowed me to "make friends with my body." I think I was constantly at a state of war, or at least armed truce... as if it were a wild animal that would wreak havoc if not controlled. I was always trying ...
by kccc
Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Tuesday No-S FitStar Steps Tai Chi Habit of the Month: Battle against Chaos - couldn't get to it, with work and son's swim practice. Meditation Wednesday No-S - one homemade cookie at book club (normal NWS) FitStar Steps Tai Chi Habit of the Month: Battle against Chaos - cleared out a drawer AND got...
by kccc
Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Haven't been reporting in - just busy . Took an extended-weekend to visit to my sister, so was a bit out of normal routine. However, I got in my steps all days but one, and my Fitstar as well. Some Tai-Chi, but didn't track it. Only "going to sleep" meditation, so that needs attention (though I do r...
by kccc
Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

eschano, you're right - 1.5 isn't bad. And I had pizza for dinner the night before, so some of that may even be due to salt. Next week's weigh-in will tell the tale. The focus is just to get back on track with habits - which I'm finding pretty easy so far (knock on wood). So, Wednesday was pretty go...
by kccc
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Well, I was right on in my weight estimage. 149.5 - up 1.5 lbs for the holidays. Not as good as I'd hoped (planned to hold steady), not as bad as it could have been. Following the advice of a wise friend, I'll put my energy into the future, not the past. And No-S is already much easier now that I'm ...
by kccc
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2150
Views: 924159

Love your "gamification." I have found that the less I beat myself up, the better I fare, and your "game rules" clearly lead that way.
by kccc
Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Keep Calm and No S on
Replies: 322
Views: 139650

Happy New Year!

I love your word choice. Now you've got me thinking about choosing a word... what fun.

And thanks for the comment on my thread.
by kccc
Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Monday (Jan 5) was good on all fronts... No-S (yay!) FitStar Meditation Yoga class (in place of Tai Chi) 25 minutes clutter-busting ("Habit of the Month" for January) A funny... my son's swim practice resumed last night. It's held at a pool on our local college campus. We had real trouble getting to...
by kccc
Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Been a while since I checked in. I did keep my N days for M-W between Christmas and New Year's. However, we got sad news that an old friend had died, and traveled to his memorial service on the 31st. And when we got back, there were several back-to-back New Year's events. So I haven't been keeping u...
by kccc
Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Busy holiday, full of family and festivities... ... and far too many S's. And not quite enough exercise either Christmas Day or the day after, when I traveled to see extended family. I do enjoy this time of year, but the influx of sugar isn't good for me. It starts creating addictive behavior. I wal...
by kccc
Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "An inside job"
Replies: 2
Views: 2774

"An inside job"

Anne Lamott published a great article on starting diets on Jan. 1 - funny and insightful. Here's the full text. My favorite excerpts are near the end, past all the funny comments about the latest "It diet". So please join me in not starting a diet January 1st. It's really okay, though, to have (or p...
by kccc
Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Another day exactly like yesterday... S-fail = an extra slice of pizza and two cookies. I am definitely in the holiday mood... and don't wanna be moderate. It's Christmas Eve today, dang it. And Christmas is tomorrow. But if I don't respect habits now, how will they stay habits? Need to think about ...
by kccc
Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Keep Calm and No S on
Replies: 322
Views: 139650

That sounds so interesting!! Please report back...I've just started doing Tai Chi recently, and love it!
by kccc
Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Monday... No S Meditation - a proper sitting one, if short. Steps = 12000 FitStar Tai Chi - full practice, not just the form :) On the red... another holiday party, plus baking. I actually did well then, but in the evening I caved and ate some of my cookies. Shopping in the rain makes me feel I "des...
by kccc
Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Hi, Gingerpie! I use an app called "Buddhify" for short guided meditations, and the "going to sleep" ones are great. So, when I run out of time, I use one of those at the end of the day. But in that I really want to develop a meditation habit, it seems like a cheat to do it all the time - so I'm try...
by kccc
Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Friday Steps = 12000 Tai Chi - long practice FitStar Meditation - another going-to-sleep one. Not the best. No-S - Another holiday party. Today (Saturday) is going to be a mess because of swim team commitments, and then there are TWO holiday parties tomorrow. I'm going to take salad to one of them, ...
by kccc
Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Keep Calm and No S on
Replies: 322
Views: 139650

I think anyone who can complete a half marathon doesn't just LOOK athletic, but IS athletic. But I totally get the way that it's easy to look at your own body with such unwarranted criticism. And how moving beyond that is a HUGE deal. Hold on to that attitude! I find that when I am less critical of ...
by kccc
Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Thursday I actually made all my goals, but they all felt like "by the skin of my teeth"... even though they weren't really in all cases. I guess because meditation got left to the very last thing... No S Meditation FitStar Tai Chi - the form, once. It counts Steps Just barely, but I didn't have to m...
by kccc
Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: So, it's an S day...
Replies: 3
Views: 2988

I usually end up doing a "feel like crap" S-day every couple of months. At this point, they serve to remind me that I really don't LIKE eating like that. Which is a good thing to remember. I generally don't do it again for a while! What I usually do to recover... (this is fresh in my mind, because I...
by kccc
Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 134764

I don't quite know how widely I fluctuate, because I try not to weigh too often - and usually do it mid-week, after a day or two of sanity has evened out my S-days. But give yourself a few days of healthy eating and lots of water, and check again. That will give you a much better view of "where you ...
by kccc
Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Wednesday No S Tai Chi - form only Meditation - 10 minutes, seated Steps 13900 Fitstar The red was for eating a couple of PB crackers DS left in his lunch. What was I thinking? (Clearly, not.) And then, for some pre-dinner nibbling. A small fail, but... broken habit is broken habit. Missed on FitSta...
by kccc
Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Tuesday... met all the goals. Had to walk around the house in the evening to make the steps, but did well on the restaurant meal.

However, meditation was another "going to sleep" one, because there reaches a point when sleep trumps everything else. So it needs to be a focus today.
by kccc
Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Monday was good. All the goals. And I feel so much better as a result! Tonight we are going out to eat with another couple, and it's (a) a bit late and (b) at a restaurant they chose, that I'm actually not fond of. So some pre-planning is in order. As far as eating a bit late for me, a late afternoo...
by kccc
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Worst S-days EVER. Baking + holiday parties (2) = overstuffed me. I "ate to icky" by Saturday evening and couldn't seem to stop. I have realized that I have a funny tipping point... when I overeat to the point that I'm uncomfortable, my irrational brain seems to interpret that as being hungry as opp...
by kccc
Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Met all the goals again yesterday. Woot! I'm on a roll! The restaurant meal was a slice and salad. It was a big slice, but not an unreasonable meal overall. And I had a glass of wine with it, which was a treat. Today is an S-day, and it's also Christmas Baking Day. Most of what I make will be frozen...
by kccc
Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ideas about starting, practicing, and keeping on track
Replies: 51
Views: 25153

Most of us don't. Putting food in its proper place takes longer and is harder than you would think. Quoted for truth. Food does stand in for so much else! When I stopped grazing all evening, I realized I was doing it because I was tired, and resisting getting up and cleaning the kitchen and doing A...
by kccc
Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Thursday Hit all the goals , though steps and meditation were both by the skin of my teeth. I am proud of making it through the office party without any issues. I planned ahead and got a cup of cafe au lait while everyone else was having dessert. I sometimes have one at work anyway, if I need a pick...
by kccc
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New... and some questions
Replies: 9
Views: 5460

Try not to depend on luck! Depend on habit and honesty. And filling up on life in between meals.
Love that!
by kccc
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Well, after my insightful post on Tuesday, I went to book club yesterday (Wednesday) and blew it. Usually, this is an optional NWS day. (Normally, it doesn't fall the same week as the other one, but holiday shifts...) And I took seconds and had a small dessert. Worse, because I had planned not to, I...
by kccc
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ideas about starting, practicing, and keeping on track
Replies: 51
Views: 25153

I agree with Blithe Morning. This is a caring community, but there is a limit to how helpful we can be. You sound like you need someone IRL.

Very best wishes, and hope that you will find good local support.
by kccc
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Tuesday

Hit all the goals. Go, me!
by kccc
Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ideas about starting, practicing, and keeping on track
Replies: 51
Views: 25153

I recently read Women Who Think Too Much , because I found myself ruminating excessively. The middle part was most helpful - included a number of strategies to pick and choose from. (Beginning is "why this happens", end is case studies in different contexts, which got sufficiently boring that I didn...
by kccc
Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ideas about starting, practicing, and keeping on track
Replies: 51
Views: 25153

The other strategy is to make your meals extra-nice. Something to look forward to. I find if my meals are very satisfying, it quells the grazing urge.

And I second Jean's recommendation to distract yourself. What do you love to do that you haven't made time for lately?
by kccc
Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Noni, you have to do what works for you as a family. If you've allowed a lot of cookies, it's hard to wean them off. (I know what would happen at my house if I tried to crack down on soda!). Maybe just buy a small amount, and when they're gone, they're gone? And tell them where the recipes are if th...
by kccc
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Berry, I am also glad to be feeling better. Noni, it occurs to me that I didn't ask what the problem with the teens was...is it making sure they make good choices, or staying on track yourself when they have food around that you like? Moving on... Friday No-S FitStar Steps Tai chi class Meditation H...
by kccc
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New... and some questions
Replies: 9
Views: 5460

I look at the menu and try to pick a reasonable dish to start with. Sometimes a couple of appetizer dishes are enough for a meal, or something from the "healthy choices" options. But if there's nothing that I like in those headings, and my order turns out to be a huge portion - more a platter than a...
by kccc
Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Hi, Noni! The 14 year old thing is hard. We feed him 3 squares a day, and of course he can have seconds (he's growing). In addition, he can have fruit at any time. There is a "snack cupboard" that has individual servings of fruit canned in juice, peanut-butter crackers, and popcorn, and he can help ...
by kccc
Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Thursday

Met all goals, though the steps were just barely. Skipped the Christmas parade, even though I'm getting better now that I have appropriate meds. (VERY glad to be better.)
by kccc
Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Wild s days
Replies: 14
Views: 6455

I don't particularly like perma-snack S days, because I feel crappy at the end of them, having spent a whole day being neither hungry nor satisfied. For this reason I'd prefer to avoid them, and often I do ....don't feel that you must control S days, and don't feel you can't be a successful No Ser ...
by kccc
Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Wednesday No-S Steps Tai Chi class Meditation FitStar I am not giving myself reds while sick. Just noting what I'm doing or not doing. Went to urgent care and got drugs. They seem to be helping. Hope to be through this crud soon. I think keeping to a normal routine (with added rest) is actually help...
by kccc
Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Thanks, Zippy. I am tired of this. Sick yesterday, but dragged myself in for a half-day of work because Things Must Get Done...plus, I'm usually okay in the morning, but drag in the afternoon. Left in early afternoon. Crashed early and slept, which helped. So for Tuesday Fitstar Tai Chi form Steps N...
by kccc
Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Monday... got in steps, Tai Chi, and meditation, and skipped FitStar because I'm still sick. Eating okay... though tbh, I didn't track carefully. I think it was pretty No-S, aside from one virtual-plating incident because my throat hurt and I thought eating would help.

Need to get better soon.
by kccc
Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

A total and complete S-day yesterday... Since I was (and am) sick, I didn't even try to do exercise or anything much. Just huddled in my chair with a book or knitting. I did bestir myself long enough to trim the tree with the family, and I made a much-needed trip to the grocery store. That was it fo...
by kccc
Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Strawberry Roan's 2014 Daily Check In
Replies: 146
Views: 76891

How nice to see you here - thanks for stopping my my thread! (Doesn't it feel like going to someone's front porch to visit? I'm so glad to see your welcome mat out!) Very glad to hear things are going well with your hubby. And I am in total AWE of your lunge challenge. Are you really doing 100 in a ...
by kccc
Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Berry!!! ::waves delightedly:: How nice to see you! Yesterday was an S-day , and it was okay but not great. Good breakfast and lunch, but found myself opening cabinets and fridge in the evening looking for "something". I caught myself, realized I wasn't hungry, just.... unsatisfied. That was in part...
by kccc
Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 24061

Friday was a lovely day. Had a reasonable breakfast and dinner, but lunch was rather a fail - grazing meals are hard for me, and I'm quite sure I had more than one plate. Plus, a friend brought homemade chocolate cheesecake, and I really wanted to taste it. I did limit my portion to a taste - about ...