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by violet crown
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Holiday Strategies?
Replies: 10
Views: 7828

Our family is just finishing a multi-week "holiday" abroad (husband has a visiting fellowship; I can homeschool anywhere), and here's how we've kept things under control (though admittedly I haven't been as consistent in my habits as I'd like; fixing that now). We keep up healthy living -- for me, t...
by violet crown
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Violet Crown's daily check-in
Replies: 4
Views: 3915

A green week of no sweets; three green days of no post-dinner eating. Now to extend that to no snacks.

("Reestablishing days" aren't days when I restart each habit--I'm working on all these goals -- they're the days when I commit to getting it done every day.)
by violet crown
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No-S for a 30-hour day
Replies: 5
Views: 4753

MaggieMae, great point about water. It's so hard when they confiscate it at security! My home airport has bottle refill stations after security, but the one I'll be flying out of leaves you the choice of filling from the questionable taps in the washroom, or paying through the nose for bottled tap w...
by violet crown
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating a long meal
Replies: 5
Views: 5187

1320401, That seems reasonable. Honestly my breakfasts are much the same; I'm fixing breakfast for the (homeschooled) kids while husband does math lessons with them, but then have to take over lessons when he goes to work, so my own breakfast can take over an hour to consume -- sometimes I have to m...
by violet crown
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No-S for a 30-hour day
Replies: 5
Views: 4753

No-S for a 30-hour day

Taking suggestions for my upcoming trans-Atlantic flight. 6 extra hours in the day, with possibly some sleep in the middle -- children permitting -- airplane/airport food only, and painfully sedentary. Has anyone done this? I want to stick to my good habits, and don't want to waste my S-day on metal...
by violet crown
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Violet Crown's daily check-in
Replies: 4
Views: 3915

Thanks! The last 2 years went really well, thanks to the humane sanity of no-S: I lost 35 lbs, putting me in a range my doctor is happy with; I ran a 10K with my oh-so-supportive husband as coach; I've been nicer to my kids; I've been more at peace. Then we hit some rocky family stuff and stress eat...
by violet crown
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Violet Crown's daily check-in
Replies: 4
Views: 3915

Violet Crown's daily check-in

Jump-starting old habits I once established but which have degraded. One daily habit at a time. Starting out, reestablishing No Sugar. June 2017 S M T W T F S -- -- -- - - - :mrgreen: :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :D 26 27 28 29 30 June 17: no sugar June 22: no food ...
by violet crown
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: June Challenge
Replies: 47
Views: 21887

Joining late; better than never! S M T W T F S -- -- -- - - - :mrgreen: :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 (These are no-sugar days; I've found added sugar makes me feel so awful that I need to take myself off it completely - thus no respite days. You'd think knowing I'm goi...
by violet crown
Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: **********January Challenge ************
Replies: 23
Views: 11939

Happy New Year!
1 No-S :) Running :)
2 S day :) No exercise
3 S day :) Running :)
4 -- sick day --
5 S day :) No exercise
6 Epiphany! Last S day
7 no-s :) Running :)
8 No-S :) No exercise
9 no-S:) Running :)
10 S day :) Running :)
11 try, try again; running :)
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by violet crown
Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ********October Challenge*************
Replies: 11
Views: 7401

Late start better than no start

Or rather, triple post :oops:
by violet crown
Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ********October Challenge*************
Replies: 11
Views: 7401

Late start better than no start

Double post
by violet crown
Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ********October Challenge*************
Replies: 11
Views: 7401

Late start better than no start

Rejoining the monthly challenge for accountability (it's been a year). Trying to keep three balls in the air: No-S, Daily Exercise, Daily Rosary. Find that if I miss one, everything seems out of whack. 12 No-S :D E :D R :D 13 No-S :D E :D R X 14 No-S :D E :D R :D 15 No-S :D E X R :D 16 No-S X E :D R...
by violet crown
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Daily (almost) fails - need advice
Replies: 4
Views: 3642

Thanks for the feedback and good advice, friends.
by violet crown
Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Daily (almost) fails - need advice
Replies: 4
Views: 3642

Daily (almost) fails - need advice

I've been doing this for a couple of weeks now, and nearly every day I run afoul of the "no snacks" rule. Sometimes I've had a fail day because of seconds, but usually it's the snacks. The thing is, these aren't strictly voluntary snacks. I'm an at-home mom with several children, and food is a big p...
by violet crown
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Jet Lag and No S?
Replies: 5
Views: 3851

Try googling "jet lag kids." I looked up advice for getting a preschooler through jet lag, and found the advice was more sensible and body-respecting than the usual advice for adults. Basically have the child (or in this case, you) be outside or have the windows open all the time, and then trust the...
by violet crown
Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: belated curiosty: who took a NWS day on the 4th?
Replies: 12
Views: 7517

I had an extra (veggie) corn dog, it being an S day. But for dessert, I made the kids a no-sugar red-white-and-blue fruit salad, with ripe strawberries, blueberries, and real whipped cream; and they said they liked it better than the sugared version! Note to self: real food is tastier, even for kids...
by violet crown
Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** JULY 2014 CHALLENGE ***
Replies: 41
Views: 16264

Go, Curious and catservant!!! I had my first fail of the month. I spent the morning doing what was some exhausting physical labor for middle-aged me - work I would normally have had my husband do, but he's on a business trip - and after I put the kids to bed, I was so hungry I felt sick. So I had a ...
by violet crown
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** JULY 2014 CHALLENGE ***
Replies: 41
Views: 16264

I have a family of five with certain sacred expectations for what will be served on the Fourth of July; so it's definitely going to be an S day!
by violet crown
Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** JULY 2014 CHALLENGE ***
Replies: 41
Views: 16264

(((catservant))) No shame. Last month was mostly fails for me; but when I see other people post their fails, yet keep getting back on that horse, it gives me the courage to try again. Now that travels are over and I'm in my own home, I hope for better results. Here's to July! 1 :) 2 :) 3 fail 4 S da...
by violet crown
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ***JUNE 2014 CHALLENGE***
Replies: 30
Views: 12981

I am new and so missed the first half of June, but can I join in? June 16 :) 17 :) 18 s day 19 fail 20 fail 21 s day 22 fail 23 fail 24 s day 25 fail 26 fail 27 s day **Well that was going well until an extended travel session where I was basically foraging plateless for food for me and my kids as t...
by violet crown
Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: violet's check-in
Replies: 2
Views: 2486

violet's check-in

Hello. This is day 2 of this adventure for me. I am a little anxious because I fall into all the categories that the stage-sticky says make no-s difficult: female, middle-aged, small (well, quite short), not too much weight to lose (though at this height, a few pounds makes a big difference), and no...