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by Bean&Sprout
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bean&Sprout
Replies: 11
Views: 2532

Yesterday's food: B: Yogurt w/ raspberries, almonds & honey L: Turkey sandwich, carrot sticks & pear D: Spaghetti w/ meat sauce, broccoli & garlic toast Today's food: B: Stale bagel w/ cream cheese L: Shakshuka (YUM!!!) w/ bread D: Spaghetti w/ meat sauce, green beans, bread w/peanut butter Today's ...
by Bean&Sprout
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bean&Sprout
Replies: 11
Views: 2532

Thanks, lpearlmom. This is probably my 4th return to No S. You're right - I can't think of any other viable alternatives for me. I'm two months in this time. May was a breeze for me. June was a bit bumpier but still good from a mental/emotional point of view. I'm committed to this through December 2...
by Bean&Sprout
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bean&Sprout
Replies: 11
Views: 2532

July 2018

No S:
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 03 04

Kettlebells:
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 03 04
by Bean&Sprout
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: July 2018 Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 1189

July 2018 Challenge

No S:
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 03 04

Kettlebells:
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 03 04
by Bean&Sprout
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bean&Sprout
Replies: 11
Views: 2532

6/12/18 - Failure : Seconds at dinner, sweet after (stale cookie - ugh), snack before bed. Something interesting happened during the course of my failure. As I was having my seconds and my sweet, I paused to decide if it was worth the red report. I decided it was, and continued on. At this, a bit o...
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bean&Sprout
Replies: 11
Views: 2532

Thanks, Goldilocks! I am pleased. I have a very long way to go, but now I'm six pounds closer. :)
by Bean&Sprout
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bean&Sprout
Replies: 11
Views: 2532

6/5/18 Failure: seconds with dinner.
by Bean&Sprout
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello, my name is Goldilocks
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

Welcome, Goldilocks!
by Bean&Sprout
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bean&Sprout
Replies: 11
Views: 2532

Thanks for the welcome, Merry! I appreciate the input. I'm approaching this from a perspective of gentle curiosity and observation. If I start to feel nutty about my S days, I'll stop grading them. My concern with my S day eating has more to do with modeling good eating behavior for my daughters (we...
by Bean&Sprout
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bean&Sprout
Replies: 11
Views: 2532

June 2018 27 28 29 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 Orange date = unsatisfying S day Yellow date = satisfying S day NWS: 14 - Surprise day-date with my husband 18 - Vacation day Kettlebells: 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 June Summary: Reining in ...
by Bean&Sprout
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: June challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 1596

27 28 29 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 Orange date = unsatisfying S day Yellow date = satisfying S day NWS: 14 - Surprise day-date with my husband 18 - Vacation day Kettlebells: 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
by Bean&Sprout
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bean&Sprout
Replies: 11
Views: 2532

Bean&Sprout

May 2018 Vanilla No S: 29 30 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 NWS Notes: 01 - 40th birthday! :) 03 - 40th birthday celebration at work! 28 - Memorial Day Reflection on the month: This is probably my fourth run at No S, and it appears to hav...
by Bean&Sprout
Tue May 29, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: May challenge
Replies: 32
Views: 5648

niccofive wrote:WELL DONE BEAN&SPROUT!
Thank you, Niccofive! This is probably my 4th return to No S, and it has finally clicked. :)
by Bean&Sprout
Fri May 18, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting today: Question about tea
Replies: 8
Views: 2332

Hi there. As long as the beverage isn't a sweet (like a frappuccino from Starbucks, for example), it's allowed between meals. If you're really struggling to make it to your next meal, even a non-sweet caloric drink, like a glass of milk, an unsweetened latte, or similar, is okay.
by Bean&Sprout
Wed May 09, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What Do You Drink In Bars / On Nights Out?
Replies: 2
Views: 1151

I usually stick with water or club soda with lime or lemon. I'll occasionally have unsweetened iced tea or a decaf coffee with cream. This is how I've always handled restaurant drinking, though. I grew up in a family that, unless it was a special occasion like a birthday dinner, always had water at ...
by Bean&Sprout
Thu May 03, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: May challenge
Replies: 32
Views: 5648

Vanilla No S:
29 30 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


NWS Notes:
01 - 40th birthday! :)
03 - 40th birthday celebration at work!
28 - Memorial Day
by Bean&Sprout
Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No sweets is getting depressing here on Day 4...
Replies: 16
Views: 8412

I do treat very dark chocolate, in small amounts (one square, virtual plated with my meal), as N day acceptable. I prefer 85% or higher, but will go down to 70% if that's what's available. If very dark chocolate can fit in to a low carb diet (it does), then I really don't think of it as a sweet. I w...
by Bean&Sprout
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ~~~~~April Challenge~~~~~
Replies: 44
Views: 15785

Queenie wrote:+1 That's how I do it, too. Except I delete the quote coding at the top and bottom, along with whatever else I don't want to include. (Instead of copying, and pasting into a new post.)
That's a good idea, Queenie. I'll try that next month. :)
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ~~~~~April Challenge~~~~~
Replies: 44
Views: 15785

Waaa, how come my icons don't work? Did everybody do theirs by hand or could you copy and paste? Mine is a copy and paste. I copy mine by using the quote button. It pulls up the quote, I copy only the emoticon calendar, and then go back, make a new post and paste the calendar into that post. It sou...
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ~~~~~April Challenge~~~~~
Replies: 44
Views: 15785

:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :mrgreen: 8)
8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8)
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8) :mrgreen: 26 27 28 29 8)
by Bean&Sprout
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ~~~~~~~March Challenge~~~~~~
Replies: 42
Views: 20341

Happy anniversary, Kittson!
by Bean&Sprout
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ~~~~~~~March Challenge~~~~~~
Replies: 42
Views: 20341

Red wrote: Do I just come back and edit the post as the month goes on?
Welcome! Yes, you just edit your original post as the month goes on.
by Bean&Sprout
Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ~~~~~~~March Challenge~~~~~~
Replies: 42
Views: 20341

:arrow: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8) 8) :oops: :oops: :oops: 8) 8) 8) 8) Trip out of town with in-laws for a late Christmas celebration. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8) 8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8) 8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgree...
by Bean&Sprout
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: For those who think fasting between three meals is too much
Replies: 5
Views: 3751

It's not just the Greeks who follow the fast--any of the Eastern Orthodox jurisdictions do. We have special calendars in our kitchens to keep them straight. :) The calendars also include the saints being commemorated that day, along with the day's scripture readings. It's really not so bad, once you...
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: **********February Challenge ************
Replies: 23
Views: 10311

:arrow: :mrgreen: 8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8)
8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8) 8) Friday was just an S event. We had a sitter and went out for an early Valentine's supper.
8) :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :oops: :oops: 8)
8) :oops: :oops: :oops: 8) :oops: 8)
8) :mrgreen:
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

Yesterday: Fail.

Today, I'm trying again. Two green days to end the week.
by Bean&Sprout
Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

I'm home with an under the weather kid today. I find home-bound N days particularity challenging. I'm planning to eat the following: B: Two eggs and toast, apple, black coffee L: Turkey & cheese sandwich on GF bread, salad leftovers, GF cheese crackers (assuming I can get them made with the baby) D:...
by Bean&Sprout
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

B: two homemade breakfast bars (no added sugar, and sized for my toddler, hence two for me), cucumber slices, black coffee
L: Chicken, lentil & vegetable soup, GF crackers, cheese, apple
D: Chicken, lentil & vegetable soup, buttered roll, side salad.
E: 15 minute dance party
by Bean&Sprout
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

B: Banana, GF breakfast bar (low-ish sugar), cashews, black coffee
L: Fattoush (minus pita chips), hummus, garlic sauce, GF pita, fries (fewer than 10)
D: PB&J on GFbread, veggies, tortilla chips, apple
by Bean&Sprout
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New server for everydaysystems sites
Replies: 14
Views: 5384

I'm having the same experience with my HabitCal. I'm using Chrome as my browser, if that makes any difference.
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

B: Two eggs, scrambled, with mushrooms and bacon, two slices buttered GF toast, one bite of banana (toddler claimed the rest, and I wasn't really hungry), black coffee L: Chicken, broccoli & rice casserole, pea crisps, apple, tomato D: Split pea soup, salad, blackberries, GF biscuit (savory, not a s...
by Bean&Sprout
Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

B: Oatmeal w/raisins & peanut butter, 1/2 banana, coffee L: PB & J on GF, apple, sriracha cracker-chip things, almonds D: PB & J on GF, banana, nuts & dried fruit, decaf coffee E: 15 minute dance party The warm drink to cut short the munchies is continuing to work. :) Regarding exercise, if it doesn...
by Bean&Sprout
Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

B: Egg & cheese sandwich on GF bread, apple, black coffee L: Roast beef & cheese sandwich on GF bread, cucumber slices, and quinoa chips D: Broccoli, chicken & rice skillet casserole, banana, pretzels E: No exercise today--ran to the grocery store on my lunch hour The tea trick worked again! I start...
by Bean&Sprout
Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

B: Toasted roll w/ cheese, an apple, and coffee w/ creamer L: Roast beef & cheese sandwich on GF bread, apple, cucumber & pea crisps D: Turkey sweet potato chili w/ sour cream E: 20 minutes of yoga Fail: I'm not sure what happened, but after dinner, I went on a little binge. I was just putting stuff...
by Bean&Sprout
Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

B: Buttered GF English muffin w/ banana & black coffee
L: Tuna sandwich, collard greens, snap pea crisps, apple
D: Thai peanut curry noodles w/ veggies

Fail: I had a snack between lunch and dinner. Early lunch, very late dinner. I should have made a cup of tea, or a decaf coffee to tide me over.
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

B: Scrambled eggs w/ veggies & cheese w/ buttered toast and black coffee L: Ham & cheese sandwich w/ olive muffaleta spread, snap pea snacks, apple D: GF baked rotini w/chicken sausage, veggies, and sauce, side of collard greens (random pairing, but those were my quickest veggies) E: Fail Fail: GF c...
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

Thanks, Linda. I'm feeling good!

I hope you're feeling better after your surgery.
by Bean&Sprout
Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

Yesterday was my 3rd wedding anniversary. We took our daughter to daycare, and had a day-date. Actually, we ran errands together, but it was really nice to spend the whole day, bumming around town, without the added stress of a feisty toddler old in tow. We took a nice walk in our local state park, ...
by Bean&Sprout
Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

B: Oatmeal w/ raisins & peanut butter, black coffee L: Red Robin bacon cheeseburger on a GF bun, fries, water D: Ham & cheese sandwich on GF bread, roasted summer squash, chips & Mexicali dip. E: 20 minutes playing with my kid outside (mostly just walking along with her while she pushed her lawnmowe...
by Bean&Sprout
Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: happy birthday reinhard!
Replies: 19
Views: 9477

Happiest of birthdays to you, Reinhard!
by Bean&Sprout
Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

B: Banana, smoked almonds, black coffee
L: GF PB & J, apple, veggie straws, soda water
D: Black beans & rice taco salad w/ guacamole & salsa, 1/3 banana (toddler leftovers)
E: 15 min. stretching/yoga
by Bean&Sprout
Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ********October Challenge*************
Replies: 11
Views: 5150

1 :mrgreen:
2 :mrgreen:
3 :D
4 :D
5 :mrgreen:
6 :D Anniversary
7 :mrgreen:
8 :oops:
9 :oops:
10 :D
11 :D
12 :oops:
13 :mrgreen:
14 :mrgreen:
15 :mrgreen:
16 :mrgreen:
17 :D
18 :D
19 :mrgreen:
20 :oops:
21 :oops:
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24 :D
25 :D
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30 :D Road Trip!
31 :D
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** September Challenge ***
Replies: 11
Views: 5994

I'm sure you'll do better this month. New day. New start.
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

B: tomato salad, egg & cheese breakfast sandwich on a GF English muffin; black coffee
L: Roast beef & cheddar sandwich on GF bread, bell pepper strips, apple
D: Pork loin (just a bit), black beans & rice w/ cheese, banana & almonds
E: 30+ walking
by Bean&Sprout
Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

B: oatmeal with raisins, peanut butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, black coffee
L: GF PB & J, veggies w/guacamole
D: black beans and rice, guacamole, corn chips
E: 15+ min. walking at the mall
by Bean&Sprout
Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

B: GF toasted cheese sandwich, apple, black coffee L: GF roast beef & cheddar sandwich, veggies and dip, tomato salad D: Pork loin w/ roasted veggies, GF bread w/ brie, most of a banana (wanted an apple, but Little Bean left a bit more than half of a banana behind, so that's what Momma had for desse...
by Bean&Sprout
Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

B: leftover pasta and sauce w/ parmesan; black coffee
L: GF roast beef & cheddar sandwich, veggies & dip, apple; seltzer water
D: pork loin & roast veggies, green beans, GF bread w/ butter; apple
by Bean&Sprout
Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

B: leftover beans & rice w/ guacamole; corn bread; black coffee
L: GF PB & J; cucumber slices; apple; dry cereal
D: hummus, GF pita, kafta, shawarma, salad, roast veggies, sweet potato fries (just a little bit of each thing, all on one plate)
by Bean&Sprout
Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

Thanks, Linda. It's been going okay this month. Much better than August (not much of a challenge, frankly), but not as well as I would like. Part of it is residual stress from the busy season at work. All of the regular tasks that got pushed aside for the frantic rush are now all crying out for atte...
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

B: oatmeal with raisins, almonds, cinnamon, and a bit of brown sugar; black coffee (two total)
L: pasta with marinara; almonds; apple
S: beans and rice with salsa and guacamole; tomato; most of a pear
by Bean&Sprout
Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** September Challenge ***
Replies: 11
Views: 5994

jcourtney wrote:September 2015 Challenge

Yep, August was awful. No red days in September!
That's my goal, too, Jcourtney. :) So far, so good.
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

Two green days under my belt, and I'm feeling much better. I even managed to spend 15 minutes of my lunch hour doing a freestyle kettlebell routine (just a little 7 pounder). My mom-in-law came over to see her grand baby last night (grandparents say they're here to see everyone, but we know the trut...
by Bean&Sprout
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

I wish I had some tips. I've just never enjoyed it. There are physical things that I do enjoy doing--hiking, kayaking, etc.--but it's just not possible for me to do them on a regular basis. The best I've been able to manage lately is strolling along with my toddler (so slowly, that I can't imagine a...
by Bean&Sprout
Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

August kicked my butt. But, it's done, and I'm committed to a much improved September. For my entire working life, August has been the busiest, most stressful month. Despite how poorly I did, it is still way better than I've historically done. September is here. Work is still stressful (and will be ...
by Bean&Sprout
Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** September Challenge ***
Replies: 11
Views: 5994

I'm in, too. I struggled through August. Looking forward to September. 1 :mrgreen: Barely. My supper plate was pretty full, but, still, it was one plate. 2 :mrgreen: Solidly. Also. 15 minutes is kettlebells. 3 :mrgreen: 15 minutes of kettlebells 4 :mrgreen: 15 minutes of kettlebells. 5 8) 6 8) 7 8) ...
by Bean&Sprout
Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Night eating syndrome
Replies: 3
Views: 3352

I don't have any experience with NES. I hope you're able to find an experienced professional to help you. Best wishes to you.
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

Oh, man! I have been crashing and burning this week something fierce! I'm a bit stressed out, and I've been eating my stress. No more. I'm committing to two green days to end this week. So far, so good today. Good breakfast and lunch, with no snack in between. Dinner has already been cooked, and jus...
by Bean&Sprout
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Flavored stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 3434

I don't count porridge as a sweet, even if it's flavored. If it meets your needs for a breakfast (meaning you're not left ravenous before lunch), I think it's fine.
by Bean&Sprout
Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

Thank you, Linda.

I hope you had a good weekend.
by Bean&Sprout
Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** August Challenge ***
Replies: 12
Views: 6737

1 - S day 2 - S day 3 - :mrgreen: 14 min.: office dance party for one - grateful no one peeked in the window. :) 4 - :oops: Virtual plating fail. I'm counting it as seconds. :( 14 min.: kettlebell and dancing. :) 5 - :mrgreen: 14 min.: office dance party - my coworker "caught" me, but we had a nice ...
by Bean&Sprout
Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** August Challenge ***
Replies: 12
Views: 6737

*** August Challenge ***

I know there are only a few of us doing these, but I'm finding them helpful. Join at any time throughout the month.
by Bean&Sprout
Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

Another month down. I had one fail (virtual plating gone wrong), and two NWS days. I lost 1.4 pounds, bringing my total lost to 7.6. In all, I was pleased with the month. I intentionally gave myself fairly full (or dense) plates, so that I would be less likely to have fail days. In the long term, I ...
by Bean&Sprout
Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 438228

by Bean&Sprout
Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: eSchano Yearly Check-in
Replies: 39
Views: 36788

Thank you for sharing, eschano. Congratulations to you on year three! Your 30-day adventure challenge sounds like a lot of fun. :)
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** July Challenge ***
Replies: 15
Views: 7188

tacodiscos, you're welcome to jump in now, if you'd like. :) eschano & jcourtney--me, too! I wonder what that's about, really. The seedy underbelly of habit, perhaps? :wink: That's why I was so pleased (surprised? shocked?) that I made it through the week. My plates were a little less health-focused...
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

So, I'm more than halfway through month two, and it's going well. I've faced some potentially challenging situations, and have stuck to plan pretty well. I was home for a week of vacation with my daughter, and I kept the week green, with one, planned, NWS day on Friday. I was so proud of myself, to ...
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** July Challenge ***
Replies: 15
Views: 7188

Hi jcourtney! Thanks for checking in with us. It's a small group this month. I'm doing well. I was home all last week with my daughter on vacation, and kept it all green, with one planned Special S day. This was HUGE for me. The general structure of my work day makes it fairly easy to stick to the p...
by Bean&Sprout
Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is Fat Shaming Always Wrong?
Replies: 31
Views: 19936

Thank you, eschano. :)
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: vitamin d deficiency
Replies: 15
Views: 7199

I'm in Michigan, too! And, yes, it's been less than sunny here. I've never thought of taking Vit. D supplements, but I think I might. I'm an office worker, and during the winter I leave my house and return home in the dark. Not a lot of time for sun-catching. I'm sorry to hear about your car acciden...
by Bean&Sprout
Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

June 2015 - 3 fails (none major), 6.2 pounds lost: :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) :oops: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: July 2015 - One fail,...
by Bean&Sprout
Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16615

Rachel's Check-In

At the end of my first month (of my 2nd go-round), I've lost 6.2 pounds. I'm quite pleased. Lots of pleasure in the month, and very little pain (no pain, really, just discomfort for a few hours until my next meal). Three fails, all of them relatively minor, and no NWS days. I'm not sure how much I'l...
by Bean&Sprout
Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** July Challenge ***
Replies: 15
Views: 7188

Ooh! Enjoy your day, eschano!
by Bean&Sprout
Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** July Challenge ***
Replies: 15
Views: 7188

*** July Challenge ***

1 - :mrgreen: 2 - :mrgreen: 3 - NWS Day 4 - S Day 5 - S Day 6 - :mrgreen: 7 - :oops: Small fail. I was virtually plating dinner, and I failed at it because I ended up too full. Met up with friends, though, after the fail, and didn't use the minor seconds fail as an excuse for an added sweets/snack f...
by Bean&Sprout
Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** June Challenge ***
Replies: 35
Views: 13974

Have a good, green final day of June!
by Bean&Sprout
Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** June Challenge ***
Replies: 35
Views: 13974

This week's been a little bumpy, but not too bad. My fail last night was quite small, and it left me determined, not discouraged.

Good for you, Jcourtney!
by Bean&Sprout
Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** June Challenge ***
Replies: 35
Views: 13974

I'm sorry for the loss of your grandfather, Jcourtney. The week is almost through. Don't give up.
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** June Challenge ***
Replies: 35
Views: 13974

Exercise is the next thing I need to add consistently. I'm getting over bronchitis at the moment. I hope to restart a 14 minute kettle-bell routine on Monday.
by Bean&Sprout
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** June Challenge ***
Replies: 35
Views: 13974

My first fail since my restart. It wasn't a huge fail, but still not ideal. I tried to trim my meals back all at once, and it left my hungry and vulnerable to some late night snacking. Back at it today. :)
by Bean&Sprout
Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** June Challenge ***
Replies: 35
Views: 13974

Have a great weekend, everyone.
by Bean&Sprout
Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** June Challenge ***
Replies: 35
Views: 13974

As requested...
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** June Challenge ***
Replies: 35
Views: 13974

Thanks! It's good to be back. :)
by Bean&Sprout
Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** June Challenge ***
Replies: 35
Views: 13974

oolala53 wrote:I know these threads are meant to be visited and updated only, but I keep forgetting without an email reminder. Is anyone willing to update and then just reply so an email alert goes out? Yes, I admit it's pitiful to ask...
Sure. I'll be happy to.
by Bean&Sprout
Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is Fat Shaming Always Wrong?
Replies: 31
Views: 19936

Apology

My intention was not to make you feel attacked, Dianamoon. I am sorry for that. Your post hit an emotional nerve for me, and I'm sorry for over-responding. I should have waited to craft a more dispassionate reply, or just not responded at all. Best wishes to you.
by Bean&Sprout
Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is Fat Shaming Always Wrong?
Replies: 31
Views: 19936

Thank you for sharing your story, eschano. In general, unless you are very close to someone, you should say nothing to them about things like: weight, food choices, drink choices, smoking, etc. If you are not someones: partner, parent, physician, counselor, or priest/spiritual adviser (and, perhaps,...
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** June Challenge ***
Replies: 35
Views: 13974

1 - Not on Nosdiet 2 - :mrgreen: Who starts a diet on a Tuesday? This girl, apparently. :) I'm back to sensibility after a long absence filled with silly things like calorie counting and extreme carbohydrate restriction (and no weight loss to show for my troubles). 3 - :mrgreen: Quite pleased with m...
by Bean&Sprout
Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Swuddly's Check-In
Replies: 35
Views: 11968

Success, finally! :)

Also, a microwaved baked potato with a bit of garlic sauce and a salad is a lovely, warm, filling winter lunch. Super easy to do at work, especially because our microwave has a setting just for spuds. :)
by Bean&Sprout
Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Swuddly's Check-In
Replies: 35
Views: 11968

Thank you, Eschano, for the encouragement. I'm going to keep plugging away. My weekend eating was very tame, and I've got a good plan for today.
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Swuddly's Check-In
Replies: 35
Views: 11968

I am not doing well this month. I've been all over the place emotionally. I'm going to keep plugging away. My church is beginning a lenten period on Saturday, and I'm hopeful that having those guidelines to follow will help as added reinforcement.
by Bean&Sprout
Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Swuddly's Check-In
Replies: 35
Views: 11968

I had a very nice, mellow weekend. No compulsive eating behaviors, nothing over the top. I'm feeling much, much better.
by Bean&Sprout
Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Swuddly's Check-In
Replies: 35
Views: 11968

Yesterday was much, much better. It was a hard-fought success, but it was, indeed, a success. Whew!
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Swuddly's Check-In
Replies: 35
Views: 11968

Oh, my. The last few days have been rough. Tuesday was a catastrophic systems failure. Can one even have seconds, when there's no pause in eating? Yick. I'm nearly two months in, and as of this morning, I'm up 8 pounds. Not ideal. Looking at my habitcal, I can see that the main issue is not fails (d...
by Bean&Sprout
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ****************November Challenge*************
Replies: 9
Views: 4375

01 Saturday 02 Sunday 03 Fail. 04 Fail. Catastrophic systems failure. 05 Fail. Not as bad as the day before, but not pretty. 06 Success!!! :) 07 Success. 08 Saturday 09 Sunday 10 Fail (just a small blip) 11 Fail (big fail) 12 Fail 13 Fail 14 Fail. I was actually quite pleased with the day. The only ...
by Bean&Sprout
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Leah's Daily Check-In
Replies: 7
Views: 3111

Welcome! Happy anniversary, too. As for the Gatorade, I would count it as a sweet, for me. I think of it as a non-bubbly pop. Others might have a different take.
by Bean&Sprout
Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: mollie_luna's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 10794

Ooh! That salad sounds delicious. Goat cheese is so good.
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Emdutto's Daily Check-In
Replies: 60
Views: 30541

Oh, congratulations! How lovely. :)
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: mollie_luna's check in
Replies: 32
Views: 10794

Good job on the working out!

Evening snacking is the hardest for me, too. I'm with r.jean--something enjoyable to drink really helps.
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Swuddly's Check-In
Replies: 35
Views: 11968

Thanks, Mollie. :)
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Swuddly's Check-In
Replies: 35
Views: 11968

Fail. I did fine, until just before dinner. No sweets, but snacks and seconds. I think I trimmed my breakfast and lunch a little too much. Back to day one for me. This was my first fail, and...it's okay. I'm back on track. I failed. I'm not a failure. I was beating myself up a bit last night (and ea...
by Bean&Sprout
Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Swuddly's Check-In
Replies: 35
Views: 11968

This Saturday marked a full month for me. I've stayed on plan, though it was a month with many more S days than would be normal (anniversary, birthday celebrations, and travelling). I haven't had a red day, yet, but my green days were full of big portions. Most of my S days were okay, but there were...
by Bean&Sprout
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Daily meal plans
Replies: 10
Views: 7483

I'm not an old-timer (today marks four weeks for me), but I'll chime in anyway. :) Yes, for me, my meals were bigger than normal. I had a fear of being too hungry between meals, so my three plates were pretty full. I'm starting make them smaller, now that I'm out of the habit of snacking between mea...