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by elegantportions
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Ideal Weight Program" Questionnaire
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: "Ideal Weight Program" Questionnaire

NaomiShambles wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:10 am
Three meals a day & no snacking definitely satisfies my appetite better than snacking & trying to compensate with smaller meals. And limiting sweets to S days puts a limit on the highly-rewarding foods while still allowing me to enjoy them.
Amen!
by elegantportions
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Ideal Weight Program" Questionnaire
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Thanks for posting this.
I didn't really learn anything, but it was fun having "them" confirm my ideas about where I stand.
I need to exercise more according to anybody's health recommendations.
My reddest area was "Food Reward". Recently I posted in my check-in thread about this very topic.
by elegantportions
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Joined April Challenge. As I was preparing my calendar, I realized that I have a work conference 16-18 and vacation starting on the 27th. Not a good month to try my no-salty-junk mod. Will work on it informally here at home, but not worry about caving under out-of-the-ordinary social/travel conditio...
by elegantportions
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: April Challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 542

I'm in, trying a mod this month: One after-dinner mint is not an S. Really working toward re-joining the 21-day Club. Done! :mrgreen: 16-18 = work conference which will be a real challenge but aiming for N days. :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: 27 = beginning of 2-week vacation which will most likely be all S...
by elegantportions
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Since the first of the year, I have been trying to rein in overspending as well as overeating. The overlap between the two is interesting. Reinhard's comments about habit vs. will-power apply to both. Guess I should re-read those sections in the NoS book... I really am focusing my energy on just adh...
by elegantportions
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Oolala, thanks for stopping by.
I always appreciate your comments.
Sorry to hear things are being rough for you.
I am enjoying the sunshine and longer days after mountains of snow.
by elegantportions
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Catch Phrase Glossary (add yours!)
Replies: 157
Views: 150753

Savor without gorging.
by elegantportions
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Thanks, Auto. We went away for a couple of days and had a wonderful, quiet, relaxing time for just the two of us. I have been musing on social eating. I think one of my biggest difficulties is that part of me rebels against "having" to follow NoS (any) rules. I tell myself that I should be able to h...
by elegantportions
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Today I copied recent monthly challenges here to have them all in one place. Reviewing them reveals that one of my major problems is social eating, giving in to dessert for all those dinner meetings or when we have guests...I need to figure out how to handle those. Lately I have been too much turnin...
by elegantportions
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

March 2019

24 25 26 27 28 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 05 = Fail = second sandwich 06 = Fail = hot fudge sundae 13 = Fail = apple crisp dessert provided by guest 14 = Fail = milkshake, began celebrating a day early 15 = NWS = 35th wedding anniversar...
by elegantportions
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

February 2019

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24 25 26 27 28 01 02

13 = Fail = dinner dessert with a guest
22 = Fail = Conference dinner dessert
28 = Fail = cookie with dinner meeting
by elegantportions
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

January 2019

How embarrassing to have such a pathetic performance! 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 Blue = S Day 01 = Fail = Last night's party was supposed to be the end... 07 = Fail = small sweet fruit bar with dinner 11 = Fail = dinner wi...
by elegantportions
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

December 2018

I managed to white-knuckle through November with only one Fail. Hope I can hang in there for December. 24-31 is all Vacation & my house is overflowing with special treats (not my choice). I will allow myself to count those days green if I have no more than 1 S per day. I want to avoid going complete...
by elegantportions
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: March Challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: March Challenge

24 25 26 27 28 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 05 = Fail = second sandwich 06 = Fail = hot fudge sundae 13 = Fail = apple crisp dessert provided by guest 14 = Fail = milkshake, began celebrating a day early 15 = NWS = 35th wedding anniversar...
by elegantportions
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: February 2019 Challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 625

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13 = Fail = dinner dessert with a guest
22 = Fail = Conference dinner dessert
28 = Fail = cookie with dinner meeting
by elegantportions
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 28686

I am glad to see the end of this challenge.
The accountability helped me to keep plugging along, but it was a real chore.
The yearlong commitment was a good exercise, though, and I am glad I stuck with it.
I much prefer the monthly time frame and will continue those as long as I feel the need...
by elegantportions
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: January 2019 Challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 853

January 2019 Challenge

How embarrassing to have such a pathetic performance be the first thing everybody sees when they check this thread! 30 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 01 02 Blue = S Day 01 = Fail = Last night's party was supposed to be the end... 07 = ...
by elegantportions
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 1353

automatedeating wrote:It is not my responsibility to meet their emotional needs by eating this item.
Thanks, I really needed this.

And ladybird30, I wonder what sick emotional need was being displayed by that thin lady you observed... I'm certainly thankful I was not her target.
by elegantportions
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: December challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 2001

TexArk, Yes, as you are composing your post, only the codes for the emoticons appear. But if you click the Preview button, your post will be displayed as it will be entered on the Board. The emoticons should display properly in the Preview. When you click the Submit button, your post will show exact...
by elegantportions
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: December challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 2001

I managed to white-knuckle through November with only one Fail. Hope I can hang in there for December. 24-31 is all Vacation & my house is overflowing with special treats (not my choice). I will allow myself to count those days green if I have no more than 1 S per day. I want to avoid going complete...
by elegantportions
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: December challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 2001

Traci,
When you are posting a reply, an array of emoticons should pop up on the left side of your screen. Simply click on your choice of smiley or red "oops". For green, click "View More Emoticons" & a new display pops up which has it.
Hope that helps.
by elegantportions
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Mon Nov 12 was a huge fail. Another dinner meeting, only this time dessert was pumpkin pie with whipped cream. And then after I got home I continued permasnacking until bedtime. It actually is pretty scary how not-habit the NoS guidelines are for me. I just decided I was going to have the pie, with ...
by elegantportions
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Lyrica
Replies: 2
Views: 789

I am so sorry to hear of your pain & the struggles Lyrica causes. Is moving to a more favorable climate at all an option for you? I ask because many years ago I had a friend who suffered greatly with post-polio syndrome, & Montana's climate was literally killing her. Moving away from the altitude, c...
by elegantportions
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Th Nov 8 was another HUGE success.
I had a meeting with catered dinner, managed to stick to my one plate & resisted the nothing-special cookies.
NoS is hard sometimes, but compliance sure feels good!
by elegantportions
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Yesterday was actually a tinge pink since I licked a yogurt spoon during clean-up. But since that is a rare thing for me, it is not a big deal in the grand scheme of things. On the other hand, I had a real SUCCESS in that we had a dinner guest and I was barely even tempted by the dessert everyone el...
by elegantportions
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

But no matter what, it boils down to when am I more unhappy, in the moment when I have to hold out against the desire to eat, or later, when I feel too full and I'm wishing I hadn't eaten as much? Think I will "codeify" to This or fat? where "This" = whatever discomfort I am feeling in the moment &...
by elegantportions
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2157
Views: 941341

So sorry to hear of your struggles. I was touched that you turned to us that horrible morning at 4 a.m. Once again you have been a great encourager to me. Back on Sep 30 But no matter what, it boils down to when am I more unhappy, in the moment when I have to hold out against the desire to eat, or l...
by elegantportions
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 28686

Oct - 5 red days, some worth it, most far from it. Still struggling but still losing when I do keep with the plan.
by elegantportions
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: November 2018 Challenge
Replies: 6
Views: 1336

I'm here, too! Need to keep my green streak going one more day at a time. :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :mrgreen: :) :) :mrgreen: :mrgre...
by elegantportions
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Ever since getting serious again about NoS in February of this year, I have struggled quite a bit with actual hunger. Many days I did not eat enough at breakfast & lunch, meaning that by supper time a VERY full plate was not completely filling. October has been a real struggle. I have been concentra...
by elegantportions
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's on YOUR plate? The importance of portion control.
Replies: 8
Views: 2265

Thanks for posting these links. I loved the graphics.
by elegantportions
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Performance statements
Replies: 5
Views: 1581

Oolala, what is NLP?
I like these encouraging thoughts.
by elegantportions
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: October 2018 Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 883

October 2018 Challenge

30 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :wink: :wink: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :wink: :wink: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :wink: :wink: :oops: :oops: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :wink: :wink: 29 30 31 01 02 :wink: 08 - meeting with catered dinner, ...
by elegantportions
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 28686

Sep - off to a bad start but finished the month solid green

jenji & oolala, thanks for commenting.
I was starting to feel like the Lone Ranger.
Maggie Mae, I hope you are still on board.
by elegantportions
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2157
Views: 941341

Hope your keyboard hasn't totally died.
I am missing your encouragement (to everyone, not just me) ...
by elegantportions
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: September 2018 challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 2248

Good to see you, MaggieMae!
I hear you about needing the accountability.
Hope it helps you as much as it does me.
by elegantportions
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Kudos for me! Last night was a class with catered dinner. I arrived with hearty appetite and growling tummy (No Snacks). I had one reasonable plate. The cookies barely tempted me, but in the past I would have had one anyway just because they were there... (No Sweets) When they pushed seconds, I almo...
by elegantportions
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Global Fat Scale
Replies: 35
Views: 13905

Time for me to move to Gabon!
by elegantportions
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 28686

Aug - Only 2 Fails.
When I follow NoS rules, I see & feel results. It's still hard, but the commitment to check in here publicly makes it more doable for me to comply.
by elegantportions
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: September 2018 challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 2248

26 27 28 29 30 31 :) :) :) :oops: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) 03 - Planned NWS - Labor Day special outing with friends 04 - Too genero...
by elegantportions
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

At least at this point in my journey, Intermittent Fasting is definitely not for me. I look at some of the other check-in threads for people who have a short eating window, and when they DO eat sounds like a recipe for disordered eating for me. Yesterday, I met a friend for lunch and savored the soc...
by elegantportions
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Need to Get a Life
Replies: 6
Views: 2128

I Need to Get a Life

I am finding that my biggest fails come from using food when I should be doing other things. My long-standing habit has been to use food as my "go to" resource. I need your help changing that habit. Specifically, what is your favorite way to treat yourself that does not involve food, alcohol, or spe...
by elegantportions
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: August 2018 challenge
Replies: 6
Views: 2046

I definitely need this. 29 30 31 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :) :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) 3 - another slic...
by elegantportions
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 28686

July - Yikes! 7 days of funny stuff. Not sure whether to count as red or NWS since we had out of state guests. NoS is definitely easier for me when it is just a normal routine day with no social temptations. Oh well, there were still 15 days of green, so I made a good effort.
by elegantportions
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: July 2018 Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 1282

:lol:
Just finished my first week of solid green in July!
Hot weather and out-of-state guests wreck my habits.
by elegantportions
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Global Fat Scale
Replies: 35
Views: 13905

Wanted to bump this up for recent NoS converts.
Have fun!
by elegantportions
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 28686

June - still plugging away. Down 7 lbs. since Jan 1.
by elegantportions
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: May challenge
Replies: 32
Views: 5966

05/03 Dreary day wonderful bowl of stew for supper. I did not need the 2d roll. 05/04 Middle son's graduation party followed immediately by meeting means no time for dinner. Snacks at the meeting were irresistible. 05/10 Dessert at dinner meeting. 05/11 Ugh! Jelly beans were the gateway to permasnac...
by elegantportions
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 28686

I have committed to check in here at least once a month for the year. If I have not posted again by July 15, then someone please PM me & ask what's up. Jan - post-holiday mania, solid red Feb - first half still red, but then solid green Mar - Solid green except for 1 NWS - made 21 Day Club Apr - A r...
by elegantportions
Mon May 14, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: May challenge
Replies: 32
Views: 5966

Couldn't you count the snacks at the meeting as your dinner that day? Sure, that was my original plan. BUT I took some of the awful sweet decadent dessert instead of sticking with the healthy nuts & cheese. :roll: My lack of enjoyment for that sweet should be a good lesson, hopefully well learned. ...
by elegantportions
Sat May 12, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: May challenge
Replies: 32
Views: 5966

05/03 Dreary day wonderful bowl of stew for supper. I did not need the 2d roll.
05/04 Middle son's graduation party followed immediately by meeting means no time for dinner. Snacks at the meeting were irresistible.
05/10 Dessert at dinner meeting.
by elegantportions
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New here....with a few questions :)
Replies: 8
Views: 2944

Personally, I would focus on healthy and not worry about NoS. Count it an NWS Day if it makes you feel better. Very few people eat too much during an all day hike in the mountains (unless they have a pack animal carrying the food). As for your other questions, no, your roll does not have to swim. No...
by elegantportions
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: April Challenge
Replies: 17
Views: 4410

Oolala,
Thank you very much for the encouragement!
S Days have been so-so, not too bad.
Last Thursday & Friday felt much better, so here's hoping the SLOG is over for now...
I am definitely finding that drinking water to get me over the hump or getting more sleep helps a ton.
by elegantportions
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: April Challenge
Replies: 17
Views: 4410

8) :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: 8) 8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: 8) 8) :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8) 8) :mrgreen: 8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8) 8) :mrgreen: April is being a real struggle: 04/02 Continued Easter-size portions of everything...
by elegantportions
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 28686

Update below.
by elegantportions
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: April Challenge
Replies: 17
Views: 4410

Update below.
by elegantportions
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 440914

This author josephchacko has appeared with SPAM before.
https://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=11730
by elegantportions
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Yay! March was perfect green & yellow with 1 legitimate NWS day. But toward the end of the month, we got a new foster child, and sleepless nights became the norm. That's what happened last time I went totally off the rails, so I am trying to be super diligent. I need to remind myself when I am feeli...
by elegantportions
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "the truth about slim people"
Replies: 17
Views: 5427

Eam531, I am sorry you found my comment offensive.
I wish I could meet more people like you and your husband.
I can't tell you the number of times I have been so disappointed to think I had met someone like you, but on closer acquaintance finding out they were not healthy after all. :cry:
by elegantportions
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: March Challenge
Replies: 26
Views: 5728

:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8) :mrgreen: :) :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) 15 NWS = Trip with DH to cel...
by elegantportions
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "the truth about slim people"
Replies: 17
Views: 5427

One of the things I discovered a long time ago is that a lot of the "naturally slim" people I know personally are very unhealthy. The main reason they remain thin is that they have lousy digestive systems and can't enjoy eating nearly as much as I do. I must confess that even today when I see someon...
by elegantportions
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Non-Appearance Reasons for No Gluttony
Replies: 21
Views: 5172

And I determine to make today another green NoS day!
Thanks, all, for these motivating thoughts. Keep them coming as you think of them.
by elegantportions
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S’s
Replies: 11
Views: 3966

Thanks for the encouraging post. I especially need to remember this in the moment of temptation for lots of different foods: ...my mental image of eating them was far better than the actual reality. As Oolala so helpfully reminds me, I can wait... Keep up the good work, and congratulations on the cl...
by elegantportions
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: March Challenge
Replies: 26
Views: 5728

Update below.
by elegantportions
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Article "why I never eat between meals"
Replies: 10
Views: 4354

I, too, really appreciated this article, especially: I hated the unconscious aspect of all of this, the self-medicating, nonstop orality of it all. Decades ago, one of my former work partners was trying very hard to quit smoking cigarettes. For months he carried around an empty pipe. Frequently he w...
by elegantportions
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: resources that support No S
Replies: 42
Views: 13615

from Cedar's Check-In: 10 Principles
This Blog describes how the author overcame an eating disorder, stopped excessive exercising, & lost weight 18 years ago by focusing on 3 healthy meals.
18 years of maintaining a healthy weight without neurotic obsessive attention is a rare track record.
by elegantportions
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hi - An Update!
Replies: 13
Views: 4075

Mustloseweight wrote:10% compliance is better than 0% compliance!
I am copying this to the Catch Phrase Sticky.

Congratulations, Mustloseweight!
Thanks for such an encouraging update.
Keep up the good work.
by elegantportions
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Catch Phrase Glossary (add yours!)
Replies: 157
Views: 150753

Mustloseweight wrote:10% compliance is better than 0% compliance!
by elegantportions
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 28686

Update below.
by elegantportions
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 836
Views: 557864

I am a revived member of the 21-day club.
The last time I managed to string even 5 green days in a row was July 2016.
But once I got serious in mid-February 2018, so far I have not had a single red.
Moderation sure feels great!
by elegantportions
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: March Challenge
Replies: 26
Views: 5728

Update below.
by elegantportions
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What did/do you take seconds of?
Replies: 16
Views: 5002

How did I forget Cheetos???
by elegantportions
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Encouragment to Exercise I need to learn to fidget nonstop. Hey, I bet typing on a keyboard counts! Maybe I am not totally wasting my time by coming here... from The Economist on the dangers of sitting and the importance of activity: "Changes can be reversed by small amounts of fairly relaxed activ...
by elegantportions
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Add Weight to Your Walk
Replies: 1
Views: 1434

Add Weight to Your Walk

A Guide to Rucking
Fun article from a Small-Town Ranger with a backpack
by elegantportions
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Success from sometime in the last couple of years: We seldom eat out, but it was someone's birthday and we went to Olive Garden for a celebration meal. Of course, that means an S Day, so I could eat whatever I wanted. But I consciously thought about it first !!! DH & I decided to split a meal, whic...
by elegantportions
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Why I choose NoS rather than Intuitive Eating 1. "Is it time to eat?" is easier for me to answer & answer correctly than "Am I hungry?" 2. "Is my plate empty?" is easier for me to answer & answer correctly than "Am I full?" 3. "What is the whole family eating?" is easier to answer & prepare for tha...
by elegantportions
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Non-Appearance Reasons for No Gluttony
Replies: 21
Views: 5172

In other words, if I didn't eat so much, I would have more time money energy health attention emotion food itself to direct toward & use for better things like feeding the starving fostering world peace cleaning up the environment ... or not. Perhaps I will start with not buying as much junk food sm...
by elegantportions
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

...wanting to help avoid dementia affects what I put on my moderate plates. Hey, you middle agers! What you do now has a profound effect on dementia later. This is one of my biggest motivators. Based on family history, dementia is my number 1 health risk nightmare. Many relatives developed it, and ...
by elegantportions
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Metabolic Syndrome is a cluster of at least 3 of the following:
abdominal obesity
high blood sugar
high blood pressure
high triglycerides
high LDL cholesterol
low HDL cholesterol
These factors occurring together greatly increase my risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
by elegantportions
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

automatedeating wrote:It's probably somewhat normal to be a bit crazy during serious life change.
by elegantportions
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Elizabeth 7 wrote:Eating is a nurturing, life sustaining activity. Not something else to feel bad about.
by elegantportions
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Non-Appearance Reasons for No Gluttony
Replies: 21
Views: 5172

Funny you should mention the "sin" aspect. Recently I did some research on gluttony and read that St. Thomas Aquinas way back in the 1200s wrote that there are 5 ways to commit the sin of gluttony: 1. Eating too soon or too often (grazing, anyone?), a waste of time 2. Seeking delicacies or better qu...
by elegantportions
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What did/do you take seconds of?
Replies: 16
Views: 5002

I seldom ever actually took seconds either. I was more likely to pile 3 portions on my plate the first time. Starches & combo foods were my biggest downfall. Pizza is probably my worst demon.
by elegantportions
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Elegant Portions Years 3&4
Replies: 3
Views: 2020

Vicki, thank you very much for your encouragement.
Your profile is one I remember from my first exposure to NoS.
Montenegro sounds like an exotic place to visit.
by elegantportions
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Elegant Portions Check In

Quick Summary: 5'5" Female Age 62 Dec 2013 Beginning BMI = 26.7 Time to "do something" about my weight Feb 2014 Found this site & began lurking, joined in May Dec 2014 BMI = 24.7 Vanilla NoS works 2015 = 23.1 Good compliance, whittled portions 2016 = 25.8 Lots of Red Days 2017 = 27.2 AWOL 2018 = 25...
by elegantportions
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Non-Appearance Reasons for No Gluttony
Replies: 21
Views: 5172

Thanks a lot. This is exactly the kind of stuff I was looking for. Anybody else?

Oolala, I especially appreciate combining a couple of your thoughts into this paraphrase:
I don't want to overeat for my last years on the planet.
by elegantportions
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Elegant Portions Years 3&4
Replies: 3
Views: 2020

Elizabeth 7 wrote:Eating is a nurturing, life sustaining activity. Not something else to feel bad about.
by elegantportions
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2157
Views: 941341

You remind me of ancient memories from high school. We lived near a commercial bread factory (not Wonder brand but of that ilk). Lots of kids got their first job working on the production line there. Company policy was you could eat whatever you want from the conveyor belt. Most people found the fre...
by elegantportions
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "the truth about slim people"
Replies: 17
Views: 5427

Main Ideas: Eat a healthy diet of real food with plenty of fruits, vegs, nuts & seeds. Sleep well 7-9 hrs/night. Drink little or no alcohol. Cook meals from scratch & eat them sitting down. Avoid snacks. Eat out rarely. Follow a routine. If you eat more than usual one day, eat less the next day. Be ...
by elegantportions
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reinhard’s ‘Training wheels’ metaphor
Replies: 6
Views: 2470

I kinda see it the opposite of what you describe. I tend to think that the ultimate goal of NoS is to eventually get to the place where every day is an S Day, a day with no rules whatsoever. It's just that at that point in my life, I would never want snacks, sweets, nor seconds more than the amounts...
by elegantportions
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Non-Appearance Reasons for No Gluttony
Replies: 21
Views: 5172

Non-Appearance Reasons for No Gluttony

I am trying to collect a list of reasons to follow NoS apart from the vanity of weight loss. First of all, I do not understand how anyone could follow NoS faithfully without losing weight from the morbidly obese category. So here is what I have found so far for the major obesity "co-morbidity" facto...
by elegantportions
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Elegant Portions Years 3&4
Replies: 3
Views: 2020

Elegant Portions Years 3&4

Background for anyone interested: 2014 Year 1 Average 5 reds per month, just learning the habits, losing excess weight slowly 2015 Year 2 posted as a reply on Year 1 Thread referenced above Average 2 reds per month until Dec, still losing weight Dec 2015 & Jan 2016 were almost solid red. 2016 Year 3...
by elegantportions
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 244
Views: 103152

Yes, Oolala, that was the post I meant.
Thank you very much for digging it up for me.
by elegantportions
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 244
Views: 103152

I don't count myself as ever actually leaving NoS, but I wanted to put this here to call everyone's attention to the Sticky of the Stickies. My last post was my Year 2 testimonial in late 2015, included as a reply on Year 1. Sorry, I would include a link to that post, but it's been so long since I h...
by elegantportions
Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Not So Elegant Portions at 1 Year
Replies: 9
Views: 11193

Year 2 UPDATE: Another year of success sort of following NoS! Soon after posting this testimonial last year, I got serious and actually followed vanilla NoS for awhile. But my weight remained stable, and I knew I needed to figure out ELEGANT portion sizes. So for awhile I counted bites and was thor...
by elegantportions
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie question: anyone else had binge eating problems?
Replies: 15
Views: 6790

Welcome aboard!!! You are definitely not alone. Just read several of the most recent testimonials for proof and encouragement.
by elegantportions
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Struggling
Replies: 7
Views: 3640

If you did well on NoS before and are being full at lunch, then probably just waiting to get over the adjustment struggles will work fine. But more proactive things that help me are (1) being sure to drink plenty of water (2) drinking a glass of whole milk sometimes when I am TRULY hungry (protein i...
by elegantportions
Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: low blood sugar shakes
Replies: 6
Views: 5179

Protein always helped me with blood sugar issues. And for breastfeeding, you need plenty of that plus lots of fluids. Have you tried a glass of milk (or substitute) instead of a solid snack?
by elegantportions
Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Pursuing Portion Control
Replies: 4
Views: 4022

I would feel full to bustin' if I consistently ate 2000 calories these days. Exactly! I'm trying to get my "dished up" measures down so I can clean my plate and stop "wasting" food or having to pay so much attention to whether I am full yet or not. It is just WAY too easy for me to eat whatever is ...