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by Giada
Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sonya's checkin
Replies: 605
Views: 345974

Bad sparkly wrapper... Bad sparkly wrapper....

Oh, and a really belated happy birthday!

And I'd love to hear what you enjoyed most of your SA visit.
by Giada
Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: CDee is checking in
Replies: 97
Views: 44440

CDee, I like your idea of alternating upper/lower body work-outs: that way you work out every day, but upper/lower gets a 'rest' day of sorts.

Green is such a nice colour: hope you get one today.
by Giada
Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kate's daily check-in
Replies: 181
Views: 59493

I like your cooking schedule! I would love to know what the boys cook! Kate, my weight's been up and down, up and down: I have not lost much, but I know from previous attempts at No S that this is normal - and that the ups do even out and that the lows become the new highs. Give it time - up to May ...
by Giada
Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada in 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 6262

Last post was on Thursday... Friday was a green, food-wise, but red for walking and SG. The weekend was fine - we had friends over on Sun, when we braaied a yellowtail - I had seconds and snacks. Since lunch was latish, I didn't have any supper. Yesterday was a Sick day - I started feeling very jitt...
by Giada
Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada in 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 6262

Thanks, Kate and Linda! Yesterday was a green No-S day - despite the fact that I had bought low-fat yoghurt instead of the normal full-cream for my breakfast smoothie. (Yoghurt is about the only thing that I make myself eat - I don't like the taste of milk and only have a tiny amount in my coffee - ...
by Giada
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kate's daily check-in
Replies: 181
Views: 59493

In bocca al lupo, Wahine!
by Giada
Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada in 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 6262

Back again! With all that's been happening, it feels as if my 'real-world' 2016 only started on Monday. The five-day visit morphed into a random road trip - no complaints from me! We spent less time than planned on the West Coast, then moved inland: first the Tankwa Karoo (hot, desolate and utterly ...
by Giada
Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kate's daily check-in
Replies: 181
Views: 59493

Well done, Kate!

Is the red for cheese because you make a distinction between tasting for flavour or doneness while cooking, and having a bite of an ingredient? (I've resisted ice cream after dinner three times in a row now...)

Have a great weekend!
by Giada
Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada in 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 6262

Thanks, eschano! Kate, our homes are generally geared to be cool in summer - but cool is a relative concept. We about 10 mm of rain in total, which cooled things down dramatically. Still bone-dry and extremely hot elsewhere, though. Yesterday was green for NoS and SG, red for my walk, which means an...
by Giada
Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee's daily check in from day 1
Replies: 157
Views: 59108

Your rusty sledgehammer sounds so much more appealing than a brand-new storebought one, Nettee!

I can't remember Reinhard saying anything about warming up/cooling down; but why not see that as part of your 14 minutes?

Just noticed your sigline - well done on the weight loss!
by Giada
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ceo418 check-in
Replies: 288
Views: 144089

Great story, CEO!

Some people mark their habitcal in advance - I think there's a lot of motivation in that: It is green, why spoil it now and also, the hassle (and embarrassment?) of having to turn it red after a fail.

Good luck for today!
by Giada
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee's daily check in from day 1
Replies: 157
Views: 59108

10 000 steps without trying is great, Nettee! There are ways of calibrating a Fitbit - I don't have one, so can't really help you there. But the all-knowing Mr Google will :wink:. SG is great fun - and really makes you sweat. If you can, swing a few around before you decide on a weight. My first one...
by Giada
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada in 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 6262

Yay, a No-S green after too long a string of reds. Red on the walk, though, and a (light) green for SG. My plate at dinner was embarrassingly full - lam chop, toastie, potato salad, broccoli . I had lunch earlier than usual, so I was really ready for dinner. No breakfast - it was too hot to eat. My ...
by Giada
Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom's Journey continues....
Replies: 52
Views: 25292

Two deep bows from me for the two really huge wins!

Best of luck with the move and the settling-in period.
by Giada
Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kate's daily check-in
Replies: 181
Views: 59493

Kate, I work from home, so I know how loud that siren calls. I don't have anything tempting in the pantry - but then, it's just me and I don't have to cater for anybody else, so it's easy to do. I actually feel sorry for people who are confronted by office sweets every day.

How did the canoeing go?
by Giada
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 176
Views: 98790

Lovely news! Congratulations!
by Giada
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada in 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 6262

Giada in 2016

A very belated Merry Merry and Happy Happy to all! Christmas with the family was lovely - it was a talk-fest, laugh-fest, swim-fest and yes, of course, an eat-and-drink-fest (the eating and drinking was relatively contained, however). Since then, I've been struggling to get back into the real world ...
by Giada
Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada's last bit of 2015 check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 11795

Green for meals yesterday, red for both SG and walk.

Leaving soon to spend time with my family - talk when I get back.

Have a peaceful Christmas, everybody!
by Giada
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Natj food log
Replies: 276
Views: 85649

If the non-wild S days happened because that's what you wanted (or because there was nothing really S-worthy) I think it's quite sustainable. It's when we force ourselves to forego esses as a form of punishment, or because we want to lose faster - well, that would have me worried. (And yay on the lo...
by Giada
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada's last bit of 2015 check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 11795

Hehe, my thoughts exactly when I typed it!
by Giada
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kate's daily check-in
Replies: 181
Views: 59493

Happy birthday to Mum! And enjoy the canoeing! (I learnt to sort-of row on a dam in the middle of winter - nothing like a tumble into cold water to focus one's attention on staying upright and inside :lol: ) Perhaps you should start a thread on what you've dodged over the Christmas run-up thanks to ...
by Giada
Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Natj food log
Replies: 276
Views: 85649

natj wrote: Anyway, it was not a wild S day at all, and I am grateful.
Well done!
by Giada
Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada's last bit of 2015 check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 11795

I've a seven-pounder, Kate (it sounds much more impressive than a 3 and a bit kg one!) Used to have a 12 pounder that was appropriated by a person unknown. Now that worked my muscles! S days were pretty calm - I had a few home-made cookies today, and nothing yesterday. Big lunch out today - kingklip...
by Giada
Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3838
Views: 1197949

I'm old enough the have seen Star Wars when it first came out... but haven't kept up with it.

And ditto what Kate said re today.
by Giada
Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kate's daily check-in
Replies: 181
Views: 59493

Sounds like you had a great S day, Kate.

Enjoy the holiday - are you taking a proper holiday, or will it just be the Christmas break?
by Giada
Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38638

4 pounds gone: great! Hope the palpitations are under control.

(I'm not going to worry about January till I get there - but I think that realising how difficult it can be and being pro-active about it is key.)
by Giada
Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom's Journey continues....
Replies: 52
Views: 25292

This is such a difficult time of year, and you have the added stress with the move. As long as you keep on keeping on, and are not discouraged by fails: well done. Holding thumbs for you for green days before Christmas!
by Giada
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada's last bit of 2015 check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 11795

Friday No S Village rangering SG [/color] B: toasted bacon, egg and cheese sandwich (while watching the waves and the holidaymakers) L: salad - red cabbage, carrots, apple, cranberries D: Lamb chop, potato (with lashings of butter!) I sooooooooooooooooo wanted an ice cream at the beach - it's almos...
by Giada
Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kate's daily check-in
Replies: 181
Views: 59493

Kate, as long as most of you meals are nutritious and include veggies and fruit, one day of not-so-healthy eating is balanced out by better-eating days.

Plus, you turned down choccies and biscuits, so celebrate that!
by Giada
Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada's last bit of 2015 check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 11795

Feeling much better today, Linda, thanks! (And I still haven't been to the shop to look at the dog lead name, but I will.) Osoniye, I'm fleeing the holiday makers and will be upcountry over Christmas. CT is beautiful, no matter what time of year you visit - just keep in mind that everywhere will be ...
by Giada
Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada's last bit of 2015 check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 11795

Thursday No S Village rangering SG [/color] L: linguine with sauteed courgette, mango D: egg on toast, beetroot salad Had some bad news, not much of an appetite. Promised myself that if I walked BWD round the block it would count as the daily walk. Did a fair bit more than that, but I really just w...
by Giada
Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Permasnacking Binge Log
Replies: 48
Views: 22378

My birthday and the holidays are no excuse but for the first time ever, I have not thrown in the towel. I have done an excellent job holding it to weekends. That's huge, and I deserve credit. ! TD, great for giving yourself credit when you deserve it - most, if not all, of us are sometimes so hard ...
by Giada
Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kate's daily check-in
Replies: 181
Views: 59493

A good first day is wonderful - welcome here!
by Giada
Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada's last bit of 2015 check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 11795

Hello Wahine - and welcome here!

Yes, I'm from South Africa - the Western Cape, actually. Perhaps I should add a link to Safflish/Saffa expressions to my check-in log.

My attempt at habits are going well - but next week is looming, and Christmas is a big thing here...
by Giada
Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada's last bit of 2015 check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 11795

95 lb - that's huge! BWD is about 25, I think, the last time she was at the vet. Wednesday No S Village rangering SG [/color] B: courgette omelette on toast L: really odd concoction of green beans (from my garden - beyond delicious!), tomato relish and chickpeas. Could be good with some tweaks. D: W...
by Giada
Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 443562

Spam - useful spam, even - but still spam, methinks: https://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopi ... fa7#165126
by Giada
Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee's daily check in from day 1
Replies: 157
Views: 59108

Nettee, there's a ladder at the back of the wagon - dust yourself off and scramble back on again. We're here for you.
by Giada
Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 568550

A good baklava is absolutely worth a red!
by Giada
Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1096
Views: 352869

Hope the cough's better soon, Cookie. Good on the green, too!

(Your cough drops probably taste better than the WW sweets doing the rounds in natj's office.)
by Giada
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada's last bit of 2015 check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 11795

Linda, BWD used to pull me behind her at speed, until I bought a cheap leash that actually restrained her. Can't remember the name right now, but will go to the shop tomorrow (if I remember :oops: ) and let you know. Tuesday No S Village rangering SG [/color] Not hungry enough for breakfast at break...
by Giada
Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 358482

CG, the upcoming weeks will be difficult (not only all the festive eating, but surgery as well), so if you can keep from eating after dinner, it will be a huge achievement in itself. I'm sure it will also inspire you to tackle the other eating problems. You have a lot to deal with at the moment - I ...
by Giada
Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada's last bit of 2015 check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 11795

Hey Linda - just missed you! Monday No S Village rangering SG B: Veg omelette on brown bread, yellow plums L: Cheese and tomato sandwich, fig S: Cold meat, cheese and tomato bun A very bready day - not the best of meals overall - but there were three of them and that's what count. Long squirrel-hunt...
by Giada
Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Restarting No S
Replies: 82
Views: 38408

All in all, I think my eating is going well. I have some 'weak spots' that need to be strengthened and some emotional eating that still needs to be curtailed. But, overall, I really feel like habits have been/are being established. Great news - you know where the problems are, and your good habits ...
by Giada
Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom's Journey continues....
Replies: 52
Views: 25292

Welcome back - and good luck with the move (not my favourite thing to do).

We were talking about Hawaii last night - and it really sounds like a bit of paradise.
by Giada
Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee's daily check in from day 1
Replies: 157
Views: 59108

Nettee, what a lovely string of greens you've amassed. Best of all, you have 2x5 Ss waiting to celebrate with! Well done!

(We need some happy dancing smilies for you.)
by Giada
Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1096
Views: 352869

Squirrel away Cookie! You might even have a new convert on your hands.

Funny how any non-immediate consumption is noticed - I suppose because it is so unusual (and directly opposite to how most of society behave).
by Giada
Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3838
Views: 1197949

Linda, you are so close to your goal weight - could that perhaps be why you sabotage your efforts? But hey - you've come such a long way, so well done!

I hope your husband got a bit more cleavage than Mr Crush!

Here's to a green Tuesday for you!
by Giada
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada's last bit of 2015 check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 11795

Afrikaans tends to have these long compound words: how about waatlemoenkonfytkookreelingskomiteevergaderingnotule? OK, it's made up, but completely correct with regards to grammar and spelling. Translated, it means means the minutes of the organising committee of the watermelon jam cooking contest. ...
by Giada
Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada's last bit of 2015 check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 11795

Sunday

No S
Village rangering
SG


Smoothie; lasagna (made with kudu mince), green salad, chocolate cake; seconds of the lasagna but not the salad :roll: ; cheese

Not particularly bad, not particularly good - just an S day.
by Giada
Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3838
Views: 1197949

So glad to hear that you're feeling better, Linda. I have those head arguments, too, and they're generally a sign to me that something in my life is off-kilter. Some introspection and some action usually sort things out (again, for me). Would hubby and the children be happy with one "meat meal" a we...
by Giada
Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee's daily check in from day 1
Replies: 157
Views: 59108

Nettee wrote:And I can keep count up to 5 in my head.
Oh, thanks for that deep belly laugh!
by Giada
Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada's last bit of 2015 check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 11795

Linda, good-crazy sounds fine to me - I think the world needs more eccentrics. Saturday No S Village rangering SG [/color] LO steak with scrambled egg and cheese on toast for breakfast; salami, cheese and tomato rolls for a late lunch ; couple of salami slices later on in the day; waterblommetjiebre...
by Giada
Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Return to No S, Habits, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 4143

Welcome back!

You can hold a plank for a minute? Wow! I'm impressed when I get to 30 secs.
by Giada
Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada's last bit of 2015 check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 11795

Cookie, it seems we're still children at heart - gold stars, green smiley faces... Friday No S Village rangering SG [/color] Breakfast: LO pizza Lunch: ramdom collection of what was in the fridge Dinner: steak, potato wedges, slice of chocolate cake (My S days are from 6 on Fridays till after lunch ...
by Giada
Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 69390

It's summer here, and I almost went to get a coat when I read what you were doing. Good luck with the experiment!

(And I'm dying to know: did you have ice in your wine or not?)
by Giada
Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38638

Hope you had fun in the garden - I love how shovelglove translates so easily to everyday tasks.

(I have three massive compost bins waiting to be turned... I doubt I would have considered tackling them pre-shovelglove.)
by Giada
Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3838
Views: 1197949

Sorry that you're feeling down - it's not a nice place to be. And please don't let your thinking that you're failing drag you down even deeper - we all go through bad patches. As you said - deep breaths, lick your wounds for a while and then regroup. I hope you and your daughter have kissed and made...
by Giada
Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee's daily check in from day 1
Replies: 157
Views: 59108

Great news re the weight loss Nettee! Some people weigh, others don't. I'm another of the daily weighers - I simply make a note my weight each day, work out the average for the week... and that's it. Don't ask me what my weight is on any given day - I forget it as soon as I've written it down. I ign...
by Giada
Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back again, trying to not be so miserable
Replies: 8
Views: 4481

Displacement activities - absolutely. As Clarinetgal said, everybody had to learn a new skill. Our craft supplies shop has a stitch and bitch session once a week, and everybody is free to pop in - either for help, or to just work on their current project. There might be a similar initiative where yo...
by Giada
Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada's last bit of 2015 check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 11795

Thursday No S Village rangering SG [/color] One of those days, with two big meals out - both spur of the moment. Breakfast was the usual blueberry smoothie. Lunch was a chicken burger, chips, garlic-and-cheese sauce and salad. It's the only meal I ever order at this particular restaurant, and the s...
by Giada
Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38638

Today we are going on a field trip so we will see what lunch brings And lunch is whatever fits on one plate! I know that you've had a lot on your plate (sorry, pun really not intended), but I'm glad to see you back (I'm another returnee). I plan to look at this as simply one step after the other on...
by Giada
Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Giada's last bit of 2015 check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 11795

Giada's last bit of 2015 check-in

Wednesday No-S Village rangering Shovelglove Breakfast was the usual blueberry, banana and yoghurt smoothie. Lunch: pasta salad, with chickpeas, sauteed courgette, baby red cabbage, baby plum tomatoes and some onion. Forgot to add a carrot - and they're in the garden for picking. Thought the salad ...
by Giada
Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Aaaah, so glad to see a chair for me...
Replies: 4
Views: 3004

And a belated welcome back to you too!

In terms of red, I never know whether I prefer a solid bar or scattered squares...

If the rest of your month stays solid green, or mostly green, the reds are relatively insignificant.
by Giada
Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Aaaah, so glad to see a chair for me...
Replies: 4
Views: 3004

Aaaah, so glad to see a chair for me...

I used to be Hoeka here, then Hoeka2 and now I'm Giada (Identity crisis, much?) I decided that I should start using habitcal again (too many good intentions were being swept under the carpet, but the carpet was not swept much :oops:). That was when I decided to see what the scale had to say to me. I...
by Giada
Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I quit daily weighing today. How often do you weigh?
Replies: 14
Views: 6240

I weigh daily - something I started doing when I started No-sing. I then record each day's weight in a simple table, and on Sundays work out my average weight for the week. This weekly average is the only figure that matters, not the daily ones. (In fact, I sometimes have to go back to the bathroom ...
by Giada
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 443562

Grrrrrr....


http://www.everydaysystems.com/bb/viewt ... c9e#134730

The good news about this is that you have a Norwegian following, Reinhard