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by ClickBeetle
Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Unsupportive spouse
Replies: 18
Views: 8533

Wow, I can't imagine what it would be like to share a household with someone who is that unsupportive. What an incredibly jerky thing to say. Maybe you should focus less on debating the issue of what you're entitled to eat (what the -- !!) or trying to convince him, and shine more light on why he wo...
by ClickBeetle
Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Grocery bill - going down
Replies: 7
Views: 3547

Snack foods ARE expensive. And soft drinks are a pain to lug home! Yes, the NoS diet is cheaper and weighs less!
by ClickBeetle
Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Snacks will be the hard part....
Replies: 7
Views: 3000

Eat plenty of fiber at meals to fill you up, and include a little fat with every meal for a sense of fullness. Don't buy anything that comes in a krinkly bag. Have "safe snacks" on hand if you need them, such as apples or whatever produce you prefer. Allow yourself only snacks that you have to prepa...
by ClickBeetle
Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm a sugar addict! help me!
Replies: 30
Views: 9127

I think sugar cravings may be a signal of some nutrient deficiency. Make sure you are taking a good multivitamin and increase the amount of legumes (beans) and produce in your diet. Eat plenty of fiber to slow down sugar absorption. Those lows and highs that are caused by sugar just lead to eating m...
by ClickBeetle
Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S in NY - suggestions & advice
Replies: 8
Views: 3697

Well, you've got to go to Brooklyn, of course, and have an Egg Cream at Gus's Restaurant. It's right around the corner from The Brooklyn Museum of Art, the second-largest (and least crowded) art museum in New York. It's just like the Met, only you won't be elbowed to death. And you'll be in Brooklyn...
by ClickBeetle
Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm afraid it's not working for me.
Replies: 7
Views: 3894

Make yourself up a Sleep Habit. Maybe Reinhard would have some ideas around that. I like your counting sleep as an S (an S you need, of course!) Sleep is perhaps my biggest single problem, so I'm working with a therapist to develop better sleep/bedtime habits. I expect when I have made some improvem...
by ClickBeetle
Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm afraid it's not working for me.
Replies: 7
Views: 3894

Hey Flora. I'm so sorry to hear about the challenges you're facing. You sure sound like you're taking a strong stand on your own behalf, and that is terrific; very disciplined. Now that you've mentioned sleep -- I'm like OH! that is a huge part of the equation! Google leptin/ghrelin and it will turn...
by ClickBeetle
Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: But I Like the Way Sugar Makes Me Feel.......
Replies: 5
Views: 2571

It took me only about a week to re-adjust my sweet tooth. By which I mean, after 5 no-sugar days, I ate a granola bar on the weekend and it tasted *incredibly* sweet to me. I still get cravings for sugar, and sometimes I give in to them. When I do give in, it's a matter of 2 or 3 cookies, not a whol...
by ClickBeetle
Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: why are we tempted?
Replies: 3
Views: 2124

When I was in the UK on vacation we walked about 6 to 8 miles a day (maybe 15,000 to 20,000 steps?) and we ate like you wouldn't believe. But we didn't snack because we were too busy touring and walking. That's even with those gigantic, high-fat English breakfasts -- typically sausage, ham, toast wi...
by ClickBeetle
Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Encouragement!
Replies: 2
Views: 2858

Encouragement!

Hey everyone I just wanted to post some encouragement here -- this is from some notes I made after I lost 14 pounds in about 4 months doing no-S. Successful loss sure makes you want to keep doing it, especially when what you have been doing is manageable – an easy 2-mile walk every couple of days,...
by ClickBeetle
Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Days 13-17 (August 13-17) were a limited success. 13, I ate on the road and had a bag of Chex Mix, plus a sugary drink although I tried to pick something that at least had fruit juice in it. 14, I had ate rather lousy food, although not really any sugars or snacking So I call Day 13 a failure. Not r...
by ClickBeetle
Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Lost cause
Replies: 9
Views: 3642

Hey Lucdown, Keep on truckin!! Remember that rule that Reinhard has posted about it takes 18 tries (or whatever) to establish a new habit. I KNOW it for a fact. Just think, you had two whole weeks of good eating. I struggle with all-or-nothing thinking, so I know it's really tough. Assure yourself t...
by ClickBeetle
Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The low fat jury is in
Replies: 5
Views: 2547

I"m with you, Deb! Small amounts of the really good stuff go a long way. And the so-so stuff -- well your theory (about keeping on trying because it's just about to finally taste good) seems spot on, to me.
by ClickBeetle
Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Tomatoes

Hey Deb! No, about two days after I saw the plants were gone, I discovered them -- replanted behind the bushes in front of my neighbor's place. Some neighbor, huh! Days 6-10 (Mon-Fri August 6-10) were a success. I stopped eating candies at work on Wed, Thurs and Fri!!! Yay! I've been having too much...
by ClickBeetle
Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

So, Tuesday was a success. Also Wed, Thurs, Fri so those would be days 1, 2, and 3 of my new 21-day cycle. I had some chocolate late in the afternoon on Friday but I count Friday evenings as part of my S weekend. I swam about 3/4 of a mile on Tuesday and on Thursday. Walked 1.6 miles on Wednesday. W...
by ClickBeetle
Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Days 17, 18 and 19 (Fri Sat and Sun) were a success but boy did I S out this weekend! Can't always eat like that even on S days. Had a fried chicken sandwich on Friday for supper, then a big big dinner of Indian food on Saturday, and a big lunch of Swedish meatballs and half a slice of blueberry che...
by ClickBeetle
Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Hi Deb! No tomato sandwiches lately. Someone stole my tomato plants right out of the ground! Can you believe it?
Peace and love to you, too,
Betsy
by ClickBeetle
Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Suggestions for 1st S Day???
Replies: 10
Views: 4255

Very interesting, lucdown. What do you think that is telling you? It would be useful, perhaps, to learn!
by ClickBeetle
Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Wed July 25 SUCCESS we had an ice cream social at work and there was wonderful homemade ice cream so I allowed myself a nice serving with a small brownie. Totally worth it! (I have a rule about special homemade things on occasion. No junk food allowed but a modest slice of homemade something is OK f...
by ClickBeetle
Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Failures and moderation?
Replies: 13
Views: 4897

Yeah, oh, I can totally relate. I have a lot of difficulty with all-or-nothing thinking and it's easy to call it a day if I slip up once. That word "failure" is like a poison pill for me. So I've been saying "so what" if I do eat some hard candy (like a few lifesavers) or nibble a bite of brownie. I...
by ClickBeetle
Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Donating blood and S-days.
Replies: 11
Views: 4203

A couple of years ago I posted about donating blood and S-days, and everyone seemed to agree that those days are "S" for very special person. Have what you like after you donate -- the main thing is plenty of liquid (like wosnes said). I declined the donuts and kool-aid, and brought my own drinkable...
by ClickBeetle
Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Negative People
Replies: 5
Views: 3109

That's the spirit! It *is* awesome. I LOVE what this system is doing for me!
by ClickBeetle
Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: suggestions for rude people?
Replies: 6
Views: 3111

That is indeed quite rude behavior. You could say very sincerely, "Thanks for your input" or "Oh, thanks for pointing that out; I'll take it into consideration". Then change the subject without rancor. Or, if you want to gently let them know how that makes you feel, (which is perfectly OK) you could...
by ClickBeetle
Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Days 11 and 12 were Saturday and Sunday, so an automatic success. I ate pretty moderately, anyway -- which shows the effect of habit, since I've now got a good solid month of renewed No-S'ing backing me up. On Friday I walked 40 minutes to the store. On Saturday I walked 3 miles . Blessedly cool we...
by ClickBeetle
Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: losing hope in me
Replies: 9
Views: 3996

I agree particularly with the tip about finding what else is pleasurable for you and getting/doing/having more of that. Eating is so often a craving for pleasure or a way out of boredom or worry. Try to develop a replacement habit. When I first started NoS a couple of years back, I would go on a lon...
by ClickBeetle
Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

I have to re-post Day 6 as a failure because I ate four cookies and 3 pieces of candy. Oopsie, try to do better the rest of the week. Day 7 (Tues July 17) : success Day 8 (Weds July 18) : success but had 3 small pieces of candy in the afternoon. So, not perfect but it was as much success as I histor...
by ClickBeetle
Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal -- tags
Replies: 10
Views: 4207

Tried the tips that ThomsonsPier kindly provided -- still no go. I hit "Save changes," then when I show the calendar again, whisk! all changes have vanished, and the calendar is blank. Never happens for NoS calendar, tho. Weird! I'll go back to my index cards. Thanks for working with me, Reinhard & ...
by ClickBeetle
Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal -- tags
Replies: 10
Views: 4207

Hi Reinhard, -- I tried it again and as before it did not save my changes. It saves them for NoS tag, but not for the new tag SleepHabit. To be more specific, it clears out the calendar when I hit "show." Sorry to be a PITA! Not important if you have better things to do with your time!!
by ClickBeetle
Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Thursday July 12: success Friday July 13: success Saturday and Sunday: S-days Monday July 16: success Up to Day 6 now and going strong. I have not lost as much weight with the last month or so of No-S and I believe this is because I am not getting as much exercise as before. During the late winter a...
by ClickBeetle
Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal -- tags
Replies: 10
Views: 4207

Well, I just tried what you spelled out, and was successful at adding a new tag. I marked the new calendar, and hit 'Save,' but it shows blank when I call it up again. No doubt it is something I am doing again!
by ClickBeetle
Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal -- tags
Replies: 10
Views: 4207

Hey, thanks, Reinhard. I will try those things! Might not be able to respond til next week as I am headed off for a beach weekend. But til then -- I have IE v7, Windows XP. Updated IE a few months ago with something that MS sent everybody-in-the-world and I know a lot of people said they hated it bu...
by ClickBeetle
Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal -- tags
Replies: 10
Views: 4207

HabitCal -- tags

I've not been able to add a tag to HabitCal that I would like to create for "sleep habit". It doesn't let me type anything in the little box -- it just displays "NoS". In case it's relevant, every time I would like to edit my calendar to add a NoS day, to get the calendar to display, I have to hit "...
by ClickBeetle
Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Starting another 21-day round Wednesday July 11 (Day 1): SUCCESS A real success. Healthy lunch, breakfast and dinner. In the afternoon my colleague gave me a dark chocolate Hershey Kiss and I ate it. I ate particularly healthy foods at meals. Oat granola, navy bean salad with tomatoes, cucumber and ...
by ClickBeetle
Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Day 17 (Friday July 6) was a success I had a modest lunch and a modest dinner and some cake for a family birthday Saturday and Sunday were S-days (18 and 19) I had some sweets or snacks both days but mostly ate light, motivated toward a strong finish for my 21-day run Day 20 (Monday July 9) was a st...
by ClickBeetle
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Days 15 and 16: Success I declared July 4 an S-day. But I took care not to overeat, because I have bent the rules on some N days lately, so this was a bit of compensation for those. Today, July 5, I improved my resistance to my afternoon cravings for sweets. I had skipped breakfast due to the mornin...
by ClickBeetle
Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Day 14: Success B: Granola, milk, orange juice L: Salad of chickpeas / tomatoes/ cucumbers /cheese S: Potatoes, chicken salad, stuffed grape leaves, lentil-rice pilaf, beer I had a few small pieces of hard candy (Life Savers) in the afternoon -- a bad way of responsding to stress -- but on balance t...
by ClickBeetle
Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Day 13: Success

Breakfast: soy milk, orange juice
Lunch: granola cereal with milk, Cheetos (bleah! grabbed what was available, ate in a hurry)
Supper: meatloaf sandwich, tomato-basil-mozzarella salad, couple ounces of sheeps-milk cheese, guava juice
by ClickBeetle
Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New Member
Replies: 3
Views: 2254

At pain of seeming really obvious ... I'd say -- join a class offered by your local arts council, take up a hobby that gets you out of the house, make appointments all over town for informational interviews / job exploration, go to the pool and swim laps, or just schedule a nice long walk every day ...
by ClickBeetle
Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Status Report
Replies: 10
Views: 3859

Great to hear from you. Wonderful news!

Now I gotta go roast some vegetables ...
by ClickBeetle
Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Day 10: Success ... but the food I ate today was pretty disgusting. There was a big breakfast at work for a retiring colleague. I took a couple of the sausage biscuits for lunch and supper, and even though I didn't snack during the day or the evening, I felt yucky after eating this fast food. Bleah!...
by ClickBeetle
Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S day
Replies: 1
Views: 1621

Don't worry about it. Go ahead and snack! This is the outlet you've been waiting for all week. Next week Monday through Friday will be easier if you know you can do whatever you want on the weekend. It's all about delay. (It will only be a few weeks before the weekends begin to calm down on their ow...
by ClickBeetle
Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question about long weekends
Replies: 4
Views: 2504

Heck, yeah, it's an S day!
by ClickBeetle
Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Daily check in for Charis
Replies: 167
Views: 62068

YAAAAAY Charis!!! Congratulations on another SUCCESSFUL 21 days!
by ClickBeetle
Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting...maybe not pertinent
Replies: 7
Views: 3573

And I meant to say, at no point during my recent 18-pound weight loss did I attempt to reduce the fat content of what I was eating. I had butter and cream and so forth in great quantities. I just did no-S, so it was always part of a meal. I really think that the fat helps you stay feeling full til t...
by ClickBeetle
Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting...maybe not pertinent
Replies: 7
Views: 3573

What Wosnes said! Really good food is worth paying for, worth eating, and more satisfying. A small piece of very good dark chocolate is far more satisfying than a giant, waxy slab of ordinary chocolate. The thinnest tissue-paper slice of real Genoa salami from my favorite Italian grocery is incredib...
by ClickBeetle
Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: today is so hard
Replies: 3
Views: 2272

Get plenty of sleep. It helps unbelievably, not only with appetite control, but general productivity and resilience.
by ClickBeetle
Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Toning down borderline foods: yogurt and granola
Replies: 14
Views: 6378

OK, let's get this straight: Sugar cannot be added to iced tea. What do you mean, "Regular iced tea with the sugar added afterward"??

This must be some manner of Northern blasphemy. Paugh!
by ClickBeetle
Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting...maybe not pertinent
Replies: 7
Views: 3573

I had ice cream in England last month. It was yellow. Someone asked me "What flavor did you get?" It was not a flavor. It was just ice cream. Cream and sugar, frozen. It was so good. It was yellow like real cream from cows fed on grass. Not white like cream from cows fed grain in feedlots. Amazing.
by ClickBeetle
Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Day 9: Success

B: oat granola, orange juice, milk
L: broccoli quiche, peach
D: meatloaf sammich, milk
by ClickBeetle
Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Day 8: Success

B: Oat granola, milk, cranberries & orange juice
L: Broccoli quiche
D: Meatloaf sammich (1.5), 2 peaches, potato salad, milk

I had one small piece of candy in the afternoon, like yesterday -- eh, so what.
by ClickBeetle
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Toning down borderline foods: yogurt and granola
Replies: 14
Views: 6378

People try to put sugar in iced tea when it's *cold*? How very strange. Quite unthinkable.
by ClickBeetle
Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Day 7: Success
B: oat granola, milk, orange juice
L: plum, peach, broccoli quiche
D: meatloaf sammich, tomato-basil-mozzarella salad, blueberries with cream.
by ClickBeetle
Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Getting back on track?
Replies: 4
Views: 1987

Build the habit first, then worry about losing weight.

Eat plenty of filling fiber. Eat plenty of produce. This helped me.
by ClickBeetle
Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm being an idiot
Replies: 11
Views: 4659

PS The walk should also reduce your stress levels somewhat. Make sure you are sleeping plenty -- many on here have pointed out that lack of sleep can produce cravings the next day, and in fact it seems that our appetite hormones do get screwed up (I believe that is the correct physiological term) by...
by ClickBeetle
Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm being an idiot
Replies: 11
Views: 4659

Try going for a quick walk when you feel the urge to snack coming on? I find this cuts appetite, over time tends to break the habit because it doesn't get "rewarded", and also being active in hot weather can make eating quite off-putting.
by ClickBeetle
Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S-Day day variation?
Replies: 6
Views: 2749

I start my S-days on Friday after suppertime and end them on Sunday night. So it results in 2.3 "S" days, really, I guess.

But nonetheless I lost 18 pounds in 4 months.
by ClickBeetle
Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Getting back on track?
Replies: 4
Views: 1987

That's all right! You are new to this, correct? Tomorrow is another day. Instant success is not to be expected. It does get easier! Make sure you have plenty to eat at meals, and it may be easier to stay on track between meals. Also, be sure and report how you did (if you like) -- I think it helps m...
by ClickBeetle
Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Daily check in for Charis
Replies: 167
Views: 62068

Congrats on all your no-S days, Charis! It sounds like you have been making some tough but awesome-feeling changes. I liked the part where you gave your bite to the dog. :) Keep that sense of humor and you should do great! and by the way, congratulations on your 20th wedding anniversary -- that is a...
by ClickBeetle
Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Done good today, even though I had a couple of pieces of candy in the afternoon, which was not a big enough deal to call the day a loss, by my lights. Brekky: Oat granola with cranberries and walnuts Lunch: Meatloaf sandwich and tomato-basil-mozzarella salad Dinner: Broccoli quiche, blueberries and ...
by ClickBeetle
Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello everybody
Replies: 4
Views: 2020

Congratulations on your first 4 successful days. Aren't weekends grand? Here's to your coming success at No-S ... and welcome to a very nice club, if I do say so. :)
by ClickBeetle
Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: When does it get easier?
Replies: 14
Views: 3917

I would definitely keep the S-days, and feel free to feast. If you can use them as a motivator, sometimes it will help you on an N-day, as in "It's Thursday, I'll get a cupcake from the office party and keep it in the fridge to take home for the weekend!" and then that helps with the "oh no other pe...
by ClickBeetle
Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Thanks Navin and Deb! Well, after a couple of false starts on Mon. and Tues., I got going on the right track Weds., Thurs., and Fri. this week. So that would be 3 days on habit.
by ClickBeetle
Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Toning down borderline foods: yogurt and granola
Replies: 14
Views: 6378

For my money, Seven Stars yogurt is the best. They add just a little maple syrup to sweeten their vanilla flavor, but it's about 1/3 the added sugar of other vanilla yogurts. Another idea is to blend "lowfat vanilla" with "whole-milk plain" so that you get a semi-sweet yogurt. I find that non-fat yo...
by ClickBeetle
Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Wisdom of Grandma
Replies: 6
Views: 2856

I think there was plenty of food (at least after about 1850 and in the developed world), but what was different about our great-grandparents' day was that snack food was hard to come by. There just weren't that many high-calorie things in krinkly bags. If you were eating something, it's because some...
by ClickBeetle
Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: habit calculator
Replies: 9
Views: 4005

Wow, sure, that would be terrific!

My goodness, Reinhard, you are very generous to us with your time and effort.
by ClickBeetle
Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: habit calculator
Replies: 9
Views: 4005

I tend to agree with KCCC. For myself, I find the "success/failure" dichotomy disheartening. I have issues with perfectionism so it's important for me to focus on 90% or even 80% success. Otherwise I will be too likely to let one small flaw in an otherwise good day serve as a "reason" to let go alto...
by ClickBeetle
Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Celebrating 1 month!
Replies: 16
Views: 5082

And also I meant to say, I just returned from two weeks in England and I believe you have perfected the concept of Sweet Baked Things. Good heavens. *SWOON*
by ClickBeetle
Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Celebrating 1 month!
Replies: 16
Views: 5082

Recipe for black-eyed peas: Rinse fresh black-eyed peas . Place in roomy pot and cover well with water . Add a scant teaspoon of salt for every cup of peas. Cook, uncovered, 40 minutes or until tender (stirring every so often, and adding water if needed). Drain water from peas. Butter , salt, and ea...
by ClickBeetle
Sun Jun 10, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Will be a bit distracted next few weeks...
Replies: 17
Views: 6098

Many congratulations to you and your family, Reinhard!
by ClickBeetle
Sun Jun 10, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Celebrating 1 month!
Replies: 16
Views: 5082

Protein

Part of the problem might be too little protein in that meal you described. Protein is the part that "sticks to your ribs" and helps tide you over from mealtime to mealtime. I have that same issue if I don't include fiber and protein in each meal. I like beans (black beans, pintos, kidney beans, bla...
by ClickBeetle
Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Back on No-S

I tried No-S two years ago. It worked quite well. Then I stopped. I gained the weight back slowly over the next 18 months.

I am back on No-S again since about February and I have lost 18 pounds.
by ClickBeetle
Sat Oct 22, 2005 2:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: CDC Obesity Map
Replies: 7
Views: 3533

It would be interesting to see comparable maps with other statistics: average daily commute time, etc. You'll be interested to know there was just a massive study on that coordinated through the School of Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill. The name of the project under which it was conducted was "Ac...
by ClickBeetle
Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: CDC Obesity Map
Replies: 7
Views: 3533

It doesn't help that 98% of all new development in the last 30 years has taken the form of oil-dependent sprawl, in which an individual automobile is a virtual necessity for living on a day-to-day basis, and walking is either impossible or so unpleasant (along major thoroughfares) as to be nearly un...
by ClickBeetle
Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: broke even
Replies: 13
Views: 7644

Hi Sandy -- I love what you said about "I used to do this more than one night a week". I have had plenty of slip-ups on No-S but the bottom line is the "slip-ups" nowadays are actually better than an average "normal" day before No-S! So I don't feel like I've really fallen off the wagon, and that's ...
by ClickBeetle
Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anybody write down what they eat?
Replies: 13
Views: 11245

MerryKat, that's a very interesting point, and I imagine there are lots of people in the same boat who would be helped by your observation.

It is pretty amazing how No-S is so simple and therefore its variations and iterations can be adapted easily to address particular needs.
by ClickBeetle
Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: broke even
Replies: 13
Views: 7644

PS, forgot to mention that adding 20-30 minutes of vigorous walking each day will also get you "results" faster. By adding an exercise component, basically you are chipping away at the problem from both sides rather than one ... double the momentum! Also, exercise improves your mood and makes you mo...
by ClickBeetle
Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: broke even
Replies: 13
Views: 7644

Hi Annolope, It's not part of the No-S Plan, but I did some serious calorie reduction for the first few weeks I went on No-S. For me, seeing a "result" is a big motivator, and so I felt I would be more likely to continue over the long haul if I got some tangible reward up front. Partly because of th...
by ClickBeetle
Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just Curious
Replies: 54
Views: 26110

I think I googled something like "low sugar diet" and stumbled across this site. I had seen an old schoolmate who lost a great deal of weight by eliminating sugar from her diet, and I was interested in learning more about that.
by ClickBeetle
Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting article on Yahoo! news this morning
Replies: 44
Views: 23519

When I was in school a few years ago, I used to have a mid-morning snack every day of hummus on whole-wheat pita. And as you may recognize this is food very high in complex carbohydrates. I could practically feel the endorphins hitting my system after I ate. It was like natural Valium -- I would fee...
by ClickBeetle
Mon Oct 10, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anybody write down what they eat?
Replies: 13
Views: 11245

Last year, just to find out more about my eating habits, I kept a diary for about eight months of EVERYTHING I ate down to excruciating detail (even mayonnaise on a sandwich, for example). I logged the whole thing in a spreadsheet and also calculated my vitamin/mineral intake (using data about speci...
by ClickBeetle
Sat Oct 08, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anybody write down what they eat?
Replies: 13
Views: 11245

I try to max out the fruits and veggies. Used to be a lot better about this; ate eight or nine servings a day and found it was a great way to squeeze other foods out of my diet (simply didn't have room for cookies or chips if I managed to eat that many veggies). I keep a pretty good written record o...
by ClickBeetle
Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Grazing for Trouble?
Replies: 6
Views: 5106

Most interesting, thanks, PL!

I like Peetie's point, too --- about not visiting food "umpteen" times a day!
by ClickBeetle
Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting article on Yahoo! news this morning
Replies: 44
Views: 23519

By the way, to everyone who has been posting, I just wanted to say thanks for the intellectual stimulation. I am enjoying the debate and hearing the different viewpoints is interesting. I realize not everyone is "into" a spirited debate, and disagreement can make some people uncomfortable, but ... I...
by ClickBeetle
Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Walk a mile
Replies: 9
Views: 8183

If I have time for a 10-minute walk, that's what I do. If I have an hour, I go for an hour. Many days I have time for a 20-minute walk but not more. Still, it's a lot better to do something than nothing!

I try to keep up a good pace ... more than leisurely, less than speedwalking.
by ClickBeetle
Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting article on Yahoo! news this morning
Replies: 44
Views: 23519

retraining our priorities and our decisions so that we can find the healthy solutions we are looking for in a society that on the whole does not want what we do A great point, Azathoth, I can heartily agree with that. It can be a time-consuming and sometimes more expensive or less convenient route ...
by ClickBeetle
Fri Oct 07, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting article on Yahoo! news this morning
Replies: 44
Views: 23519

McDonald's and other fast food places put all those "better choices" on their menu after being threatened with lawsuits by public health interest groups. I don't necessarily agree that lawsuits were legitimate, but the threat of them had the effect of causing these corporations to put a healthier ra...
by ClickBeetle
Fri Oct 07, 2005 3:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting article on Yahoo! news this morning
Replies: 44
Views: 23519

There have been many interesting and astute comments here from different viewpoints. What an intelligent bunch of folks! I don't know, but it still seems to me that if a huge majority of people "fail" at the "personal responsibility" test, then something is also at work that's setting them up for fa...
by ClickBeetle
Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting article on Yahoo! news this morning
Replies: 44
Views: 23519

Yes, and the corporations that make money selling unhealthy foods and unhealthy foodways would like very much for us to believe that it is all a problem of "individual responsibility." Individual responsibility does play a role, but when 70% or more of the population has a problem, the statistics ar...
by ClickBeetle
Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question About Salad
Replies: 12
Views: 9012

Galemarie, welcome! It seems to me you should continue to eat your standard salad and make allowance for a bit of extra room for the rest of the meal. I would just suggest you make sure that the salad stays of the type you are eating now and that a lot of high-calorie goodies such as croutons, chees...
by ClickBeetle
Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Getting sufficient sleep -- helps lose weight
Replies: 10
Views: 6999

Aww, poor Peetie. I can imagine that really must make things tough for you in any number of ways. Anyone with insomnia has my sympathy. I have sleep trouble, too. I fall asleep with reasonable ease (thank goodness, most of the time), but my problem is I will read in bed (or worse, delay getting into...
by ClickBeetle
Sun Oct 02, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Getting sufficient sleep -- helps lose weight
Replies: 10
Views: 6999

Getting sufficient sleep -- helps lose weight

I saw these interesting articles on how getting enough sleep is linked to appetite and weight. Turns out sleep affects your diet/weight in at least three ways -- regulating hunger hormones, affecting glucose tolerance, and regulating endocrine function. http://wral-tvhealth.ip2m.com/index.cfm?PageTy...
by ClickBeetle
Sun Oct 02, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY REINHARD!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 9329

Have a *fabulous* birthday, Reinhard dear!
by ClickBeetle
Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

I'm content. Actually, I'm thrilled!

I just meant that the "program" is effective even when not carried out to its full extent. If one can lose weight on a fairly lackadaisical implementation of it, gee, it must be pretty good!
by ClickBeetle
Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Also, I just checked and it turns out this is Day E21. I don't have a perfect record this round so I won't post in the 21 Club. But it's great to finish another full cycle and have some weight loss (about a pound) to show for it. If I'd really stuck to the rules, I would probably have lost a bit mor...
by ClickBeetle
Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Hi gang -- I've recovered from my cold & the subsequent cough-itis that I always seem to get. I dropped out of sight here for the last week or so, partly 'cause I was under the weather and partly due to a busy schedule. In the intervening week, no major screw-ups. I did have a couple of mini-coke fl...
by ClickBeetle
Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Day E12 - success

Day E13 - have a lousy cold, feeling sleepy & not right, so I declared a day off the routine. No overeating today, but I just didn't want to have to think about food rules while I'm not feeling good.
by ClickBeetle
Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 535214

Deb, sister, I know what you mean! Coke tastes syrupy ... I can't finish a cheeseburger ... encountering cookies or other refreshments at a meeting no longer means I eat 3 and take 2 home ... By the same token, real homemade food seems to taste extra good ... and I *enjoy* eating more than I used to...
by ClickBeetle
Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blue Daisy's Daily Check In
Replies: 101
Views: 78062

B-Daisy -- NO KRINKLY BAGS!!

:wink:
by ClickBeetle
Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jammin' Jan's Check-In
Replies: 1081
Views: 316716

Jan, I hope your family situation works out for the best.

re: sloppy joes with knife & fork -- you're not alone! :)
by ClickBeetle
Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 83945

Day E11 - Halfway thru another round! - success B: coffee, half a bagel with lox-flavored cream cheese, milk L: cheese toast, spaghetti with tomato and meat sauce, tea with milk D: spaghetti with tomato and meat sauce, 1 slice mozzarella, homemade lemonade I had a teeny snack today ... I made a mini...