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by uschi
Tue May 26, 2015 2:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do you break your fast?
Replies: 10
Views: 8719

Good topic! I especially like that it's framed as breaking the fast-- I sure look forward to breakfast since I don't do evening snacks as a rule. I basically have a smoothie and toast, sort of an intelligent default. The smoothie is based on yogurt/banana/some kind of green/some other fruit on hand ...
by uschi
Tue May 26, 2015 2:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habit Builder with Paper Clips
Replies: 9
Views: 7672

Oh! Oh! These are portable and don't involve loose little pieces: http://thelittleways.com/how-to-make-sacrifice-beads This is what they look like in use: http://trinityepiscopalchurchwestpittston.org/prayer-beads/ Traditionally you "pull" or slide a bead for good deeds or sacrifices made during the...
by uschi
Fri May 01, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Brand New!
Replies: 6
Views: 5691

Ainsley! What a rare and lovely name (and my daughter's middle name :)).

I recall it means "field of flowers?"

Welcome to the board. How's it going your second week into No-S?

Ursula
by uschi
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: locking up sweets
Replies: 2
Views: 3346

locking up sweets

The thread about No-S maintenance which got into keeping certain foods out of the house altogether reminded me of our candy cabinets. Yes, we actually keep it locked up, out of sight, out of mind, and it's been very successful! This started out as an ounce of prevention when we remodeled our kitchen...
by uschi
Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: on going to unsweetened coffee
Replies: 10
Views: 8093

on going to unsweetened coffee

Hi everybody, I don't post often but try to visit once a week. I do have a cool discovery to share. I've noticed something interesting about switching to unsweetened coffee-- I thought I would mind very much but it actually tastes fine and, shocking to me, IT LASTS LONGER/SATISFIES MORE. Earlier in ...
by uschi
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Daily (almost) fails - need advice
Replies: 4
Views: 3653

VC, I'll just add that if you've been stopping at one piece under pressure that's more a sign of a success than fail. :)
by uschi
Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Rock Bottom: Am I Ready?
Replies: 7
Views: 5099

Lookingup, congratulations on your twins! With a couple older little ones about as well, I second the advice already given about sleep. Just consider that your number one hobby for now. My sister had twins, and you've already heard this advice, I'm sure: their first year is a blur and you and your w...
by uschi
Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm New and gaining
Replies: 8
Views: 6101

water retention?

Hi franceacct, hope things are going well this week. One additional factor you may want to consider is water retention. Sounds like that week you logged 30 miles and participated in a 10 K was more physical activity than you're used to? One of the ways a body responds to what it interprets as unusua...
by uschi
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Any tips for pregnancy/morning sickness
Replies: 13
Views: 10243

Congratulations! I had a very tough first pregnancy with nausea--then it got even tougher my second time with a combination of nausea and stomach flu I could not shake; I was steadily losing weight for weeks and terrified for my baby. So here's what I learned the hard way-- and what made the next tw...
by uschi
Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: homemade desserts
Replies: 11
Views: 14838

How about making the recipe portion but freezing the leftovers in portions--not necessarily separately wrapped, but at least pre-cut, to be able to pull out a single portion easily at a later time? Not sure if it's laziness or efficiency on my part to go ahead and make a dessert in its entirety, but...
by uschi
Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Obesogenic Environments"
Replies: 20
Views: 12437

Eschano, I love that ice cream vendor story! The vendor is probably a dad. Ever notice how parents, especially moms, have an automatic eye for how large a portion they serve their kids? Speaking of kids, it's sad how many situations American kids find themselves in come with built in snacks, almost ...
by uschi
Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Recent Conversation
Replies: 19
Views: 12041

funny!
by uschi
Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of dropping an S rule! (No sweets)
Replies: 20
Views: 11957

mini sweet?

My dessert/sweets conditioning is so strong I haven't yet made it go away entirely for No-S days, but I have cut it down to size. A Dove or similar sized individual chocolate, a hard candy, a tiny portion of ice cream, or other tiny portion satisfy the "need". It's kind of ridiculous that I can't ju...
by uschi
Fri May 30, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: frozen chai
Replies: 1
Views: 2085

frozen chai

Another slushy drink for you tea lovers-- chai concentrate and milk blended(diluted) with ice. (I'm sure chilled, concentrated home brewed chai tea and some kind of sweetener could be used as well.) Again, a tiny bit of Xanthan gum is optional to keep from separating. Or just stir with straw.
by uschi
Fri May 30, 2014 3:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cool, Refreshing Drinks
Replies: 17
Views: 13050

Slushy drinks! First, you need a good blender-- the Oster insulated drink cups or Magic Bullet, etc make it even easier. Tip-- if you have an Oster blender, Mason jars fit into the base for a portion size blending container you can drink out of. I'm not talking smoothie here, this is much more dilut...
by uschi
Wed May 21, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I know what I was doing wrong
Replies: 12
Views: 7445

I second what Oolala said about including some fat. It really does fuel you between meals. I find even just whole milk in coffee goes a long way in satiating me between meals-- a No-S loophole, to my mind, but I'll take it! Not too many generations back, our ancestors would have been aghast at what ...
by uschi
Wed May 21, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What would you say to your younger self?
Replies: 35
Views: 24649

http://www.amazon.com/Minutes-Morning-Simple-Pounds-Guaranteed/dp/0060505389/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1400703376&sr=1-5&keywords=jorge+cruz I guess Jorge Cruz is a TV personality/trainer-- this, his first book, was highly recommended in the PE section of a homeschool catalog where I found it! ...
by uschi
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'd like to quote a little bit of Star Trek for you.
Replies: 3
Views: 3175

Good find, Beth--thank you!
by uschi
Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: By Jove, I Think I've Got It!
Replies: 9
Views: 6664

Dear MLW: The shiny silver lining about your little girl's teeth: not only did it bring you to this revelation, and I'm sure your entire family is eating more healthily now, BUT these are her baby teeth! Thank goodness for second chances! I hope the dentist explained that if she (you :)) changes her...
by uschi
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What would you say to your younger self?
Replies: 35
Views: 24649

I'm 53... to my very younger self, sheesh girl, you ended up with more stretch marks from extreme (800 cal/day) diets and constant yo yo weight fluctuations in your late teens and early 20's than you ever did in the course of 4 pregnancies! That's enough proof to me that the skin damage came from th...
by uschi
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 9" divided plate
Replies: 18
Views: 15941

another source of plates

Great idea! It occurs to me that I've seen lots of divided plates in thrift shops--usually in sets, many quite attractive and with a vintage-y feel. They tend to have higher edges than typical dinner plates, which is always a plus for keeping foods separated... they must have been popular for cockta...
by uschi
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fruits
Replies: 16
Views: 10395

fruit

Why not set the fruit in a separate small dish next to your plate, leaving tthe space the fruit would take on your plate clear. (eg the fruit is visually a "missing slice" from your plate). In my case, as chief bottlewasher around here, I prefer to finish at least that part of the meal without the c...