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by jbgnos
Mon May 11, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

Thanks, guys. I have not checked in a long time, but (or because?) the diet continues to prove effective and simple for me. I've learned a lot and tried several different variations, but largely I stick with vanilla No-S. I have decided that Friday and Sunday are better S days than Sat and Sunday. A...
by jbgnos
Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

Checkin' in here after a while break. I was going to try to check in daily, but the wonderful thing about the No-S diet is that it just goes along and beomes routine so easily. It never became routine or easy for me to be low carb, vegetarian, paleo, all that stuff! I went to post here several times...
by jbgnos
Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: up for the challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 4289

Welcome to the challenge and discussions! Have you had success with No-S so far? Are you brand new? Glad to have you here
by jbgnos
Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kittson's Check In
Replies: 109
Views: 51050

Fantastic results, Kitt! You're doing awesome and are an inspiration to me, too!

I am so excited for you and I loved the heart-warming story of the 5K family. Nothin' wrong with feeling gratitude every single day. Thanks for posting and encouraging us all on.
by jbgnos
Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kittson's Check In
Replies: 109
Views: 51050

thanks! I'm so excited for all these

I LOVE underground wellness radio. Sean Croixton is a phenomenal interviewer. I'm off to download all those right now.

Do you think Adnon's innocent? I wish he was but do not :(

I'm gonna figure out how to PM you right now :)
by jbgnos
Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

what made you feel the peanut butter on the apple was too much? Not hungry for regular meals at the regular time? Too full after meals/? Just curious
by jbgnos
Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kittson's Check In
Replies: 109
Views: 51050

We have so much in common! It's uncanny, really. I love Fat Loss Happens on Monday. That is the greatest book. Both men are skilled at their craft, and make a tremendous team. I about shreiked out loud when i heard the two of them were on board together for a book. Priceless. Thanks for the podcast ...
by jbgnos
Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

S-day yesterday went well. I ate just what I wanted. I have seen a pattern that Saturdays tend to be higher calorie days for me, but then Sunday is essentially an N day with a small terat. That seems to be what my body needs and likes, so i'm just observing the trends and noting them. Today I had a ...
by jbgnos
Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kittson's Check In
Replies: 109
Views: 51050

Kitt, great job with the stressful days and your reaction. I have found that once it got easier (almost effortless?) for me, I then got to practice the stressful days, the low-sleep days, the off work days that aren't S-days, all that. I find it all very fascinating and even enjoyable to experiment ...
by jbgnos
Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4278
Views: 1686316

I'm almost 47 and I definitely have those major irritation moments that feel way too big for what is actually going on. It's changing hormones, even if we're still regular (I am, basically). When it seems so mountain-out-of-a-molehill for me, I know it's hormones and work on just observing and relea...
by jbgnos
Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

Weight today after two weeks?....exactly the same! I was admittedly surprised by this because my clothes seem looser and my body looks smaller, but it's ok with me. I know from past daily weighing that my fluctuatons are large, so who knows if I was down some earlier in the week or what not? it does...
by jbgnos
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

I had a nice week. It sped on by, and the hunger was more doable than the last three weeks. It's getting easier, but Im definiely hungry before meals. I've finally learned how to feed myself to hold on to satiety for 5 hours or so. It's great. I have a very regimented weekday schedule because my job...
by jbgnos
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4278
Views: 1686316

Quiet is underrated. I heard a study once that said constant noise and chatter makes you sleepy. I TOTALLY buy that! Hope you get some alone time this weekend. I know the feeling of nerves around the scale. You're doing well, it sounds like, so the scale can't take THAT away from you, no matter what!
by jbgnos
Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

Couple of good days under my belt this week. Mondays and Tuesdays used to be so so tough for me, but yesterday was managable and today even more so. I just keep at it, and it's such a great reward: the absence of obsession: what should I eat? When? More? Will I be hungry too soon? Maybe I should pac...
by jbgnos
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sonya's checkin
Replies: 605
Views: 394890

Its such a different (and better) story when we eat something that we know won't probably make us feel the best, as opposed to just "doing what I do" and then having no idea why I got a massive stomach ache/the drowsies/no energy, whatever! Sometimes I put my plate together and think, "ugh. I've had...
by jbgnos
Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kittson's Check In
Replies: 109
Views: 51050

Yes, indeed, those seem like really great S-Days! Did it take you a while to dial those in, or was it just always like that for you? I really love sweets so I'm READY for them when an S-day finally comes but I enjoy them more than I need to or want to. Have you taken the wrecking ball to your scale ...
by jbgnos
Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

Happy Monday, y'all. Mondays have always been kinda nice re-focus days for me since weekends can be fun and unstructured. I love the routine and predictability of a work week, and now, a few N days strung together. I found that at all three meals yesterday, I got a little too full so I cut back on m...
by jbgnos
Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

Weekend's been great so far, thanks for asking! :) I enjoyed a hot yoga class yesterday, followed by a shopping trip, some reading and a nap. Glorious Finished off the sunny afternoon with a long walk accompanied by Serial Podcast - so good! I heard about it, but never listtened and it was entertain...
by jbgnos
Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

Ok, so learning more and more every day, here. I can just scratch that last post from myself right off the books. I realized what happened. I got too hungry and then ate after dinner (food, then dessert). It is not an S day on Friday and I wanted to change it because I goofed. I thought a lot about ...
by jbgnos
Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: What Gets You To Walking?
Replies: 17
Views: 26406

I walk A LOT - one of the reasons I knew the No-S diet was for me :) What gets me out there? Sunshine An iced coffee after a nap (heaven) Low bank account (I walk to deposit our paychecks before outstanding checks get in there) A rottweiler named Thunder :) My fit bit Antsy, excess energy Good podca...
by jbgnos
Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kittson's Check In
Replies: 109
Views: 51050

Kitt, that's GREAT! I am so familiar with the conditions you describe (before NO S) and now, the relief. I totally understand whe you say it's the changes that you embrace, not the scale weight! I'm not sure everyone would be so "forgiving' of the slower weight loss, but I am, too! The constant rall...
by jbgnos
Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

Intelligent dietary defaults? I'm not familiar with that one, but it sounds so.....um...intelligent! :) I decided to make Friday and Saturdays S days. Last weekend I really wanted to do that, too, but stuck with Sat and Sunday for Easter. This week I was majorly craving sweets, but I managed to wait...
by jbgnos
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

Been kind of a boring food week: I have had nearly the exact same lunch every. single. day (and breakfast, too, now that I think about it). I have enjoyed my meals and am just basically pleased that they are keeping me full for long enough, but I'm so looking forward to my S-Days :) I have been keep...
by jbgnos
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

I want sweets! ok, we got the whining out of the way, time for more positives.... First off, I've had a salad with every dinner since I posted about it, and it's fine as long as I'm adding protein and fat. I've been really enjoying them but I am VERY hungry when I wake up. It's about making choices,...
by jbgnos
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kittson's Check In
Replies: 109
Views: 51050

Wow, your strength coach for kettlebells sounds fun! How did you find this coach? Is he or she RKC certified? I ask because I live in the San Francisco Bay area in CA where we seem to have everything anyone could want, and i can't find an RKC to save my life. Turkish Get Ups are sheer bad-assery, so...
by jbgnos
Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Salad Sadness
Replies: 7
Views: 8224

Salad Sadness

I have a question for you more seasoned No-S folks. So far, I've avoided salad because it takes up too much room on my plate for not enough calories to fill me up. Sticking to one plate per meal is new to me, and challenging. It indeed accomplishes its goal of reducing portions. Anyway, do you guys ...
by jbgnos
Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

Monday and another N day. All green on my habit cal today but I learned something: Salad takes up too much room without enough calories and density. So, I am hungry here after dinner, but I"ll live. I had starch (squash) and protein (ham and a piece of tofu) on the plate as well, so I'll live til mo...
by jbgnos
Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

THanks for all the replies it's so awesome to not be doing this alone. yes, the first S weekend didn't go well. Not because of any reason other than I didn't feel good in the tummy from it. So, I adjusted. It needs more adjustment but that's ok, too! I consider Haagen Dasz ice cream to be the ultima...
by jbgnos
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate it! We are having a slow, rainy (kinda) day at home and I've enjoyed a walk and a yoga class already. Two meals down the hatch and so far this weekend I have done no snakcking and no "seconds". It's kind of an effort for me to get all my food onto one plate s...
by jbgnos
Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1799
Views: 1187856

Be true to your stomach - I like it! Let me tell you that for me, it was years of IGNORING my body's signals. I ate when I wan't hungry and denied my body food when it was, depending if I was on a restricitive bender, or a binging one. it took me a very long time and a lot of trial and error and eve...
by jbgnos
Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

It's an S day and I started it with a short workout and breakfast, all on one plate. It's just something I enjoy now and there is no reason for me to change it on weekends. I weighed myself and down 3.0 lbs in 2 weeks. NICE! I don't have a lot of weight to lose and like Kittison posted in her journa...
by jbgnos
Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kittson's Check In
Replies: 109
Views: 51050

yeah, it cracked me up the other day when it dawned on me that i'm on my favorite diet yet (and it has a LOT of competition) where I eat whatever I want 3x a day. Um, yeah. THATS a friendly diet!
by jbgnos
Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

Well, dinner gets a red mark for today, if I can figure out how to use the Habitcal. I had it, but now i've got to go back in and figure it out again. I had an artichoke that didn't fit on my plate, but I wanted it and ate it anyway. Most of my plate was veggies, anyway. I wasn't very hungry so it w...
by jbgnos
Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

Another successsful day today. Tomorrow I weigh myself, but I'm not too attached to that number (usually, we'll see) so I think I'm ok. I managed from Breakfast to lunch with perfect timing. I was hungry around 11 but not violently so (ha) and lunch was good at noon. It held me for about 5 hours eac...
by jbgnos
Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: DSTSS's Daily Check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 17560

Very nice! YOu're making huge changes that many people take years to tackle: doing something to take care of yourself when you're sad, not food (which often makes us feel WORSE), buying healthy foods to increase chances of success, scaling down on the plates (that's part of it...I had food teetering...
by jbgnos
Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kittson's Check In
Replies: 109
Views: 51050

Whoa! 300 KBs with a 25# would be savage but a THIRTY FIVE? Wow! I have a 32# that I can do 100 with but it's 20 at a time and then rest. I used to be in great KB shape, but I put them down for a while and now i'm getting back into them! Have you ever done Lauren Brooks' "Kettlebells for Women" prog...
by jbgnos
Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

Um...WHOOPS Over shot breakfast a bit today. A little too full and then not properly hungry for lunch today. But I ate anyway becuase I knew I'd need to. i am a teacher, so I can't just whip out my lunch whenever I feel like, while I'm manning 20 nine year olds! So, I did each lunch and I ate all of...
by jbgnos
Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kittson's Check In
Replies: 109
Views: 51050

Great job! I'm sure you enjoyed your meal so much more having waited for the worker to leave! And an hour? no one ever perished from waiting for one extra hour for lunchtime. I think I was so undereating (and then overeating) that I would be SO so SOOO hungry like you mentioned if someone delayed my...
by jbgnos
Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

It's already Thursday which means the S's are lurking riiigghhhhttt around the corner! Just in time for chocolate bunnies, thankyouverymuch! :) I have had a good week. I am upping my meals in fat and calories so that I'm not starving all day. It's working, but I still experience a good deal of hunge...
by jbgnos
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

Today went better. .Still experienced some hunger but it was managable compared to the day before. I hope tomorrow's even better still! That is what I found to be true last week: Tuesday was better than Monday, Wed beat the pants off Tuesday, and so on. Saturday and Sunday were the easiest days, go ...
by jbgnos
Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kittson's Check In
Replies: 109
Views: 51050

Wow, great job! I am also doing well with all successes! I'ts interesting because I know a lot of folks who simply REBEL against rules, but for me if there's a rule, I won't breat it. So, the rule is No S's and that's that. I just do it. I did weigh myself after one week because I felt considerably ...
by jbgnos
Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

Thanks, Ladies
I'm having such a nice experience on this forum :)

I'll let you know how today goes
by jbgnos
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

Ok, ouch. THat was a day of hunger, from start til finish (even now). I didn't feel that I skimped on breakfast. it was cottage cheese with kiwi 1 egg, 3 whites and LF cheddar banana + Almond butter (about 3T) Lunch was deinitely too small, so I made a bigger one for tomorrow. No problem there. Dinn...
by jbgnos
Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Retrogirl check in
Replies: 37
Views: 17527

I think the key is patience, here. I know for me it will take some time to get the S days down. The N days are almost easier - no thinking involved and if you follow it, it's easy enough. But S days I think will lose their "go balls out" appeal after a while. I opted not to weigh myself today, smart...
by jbgnos
Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: DSTSS's Daily Check-in
Replies: 43
Views: 17560

Welcome and good luck! Do let us know how the beginning is coming along for you. I had a few very hungry days at first but then wised up to what to put on that one plate to hold me over, and it's been pretty much a breeze since then. I was fearful of fat, and that acted against me big time, but the ...
by jbgnos
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

Final S day complete. I stuck with my regular breakfast and fit it all on one plate, with a small bowl (cereal) and ramekin (cottage cheese and nectarines) on it! Lunh was one light plate and dinner I just had one chicken drumstick and a slice of cheese, annnndd......3/4 pint of Haagen Dasz chocolat...
by jbgnos
Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kittson's Check In
Replies: 109
Views: 51050

Hi Kittison! I had the same EXACT first S-day as you did! Normal B, late late lunch and then overate the rest of the day, even though lunch went fine. Weird. When i get too hungry, the rest of the day (even if that meal immediately after) is not good. Note to self. I could have written almost everyt...
by jbgnos
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

yes, me too! I am learning how to build one plate so it serves my needs. And when it's gone, it's gone. it's only 4-6 hours til the next meal, and no one ever died in that time frame. As I said, I got SICK of being hungry, so started adding fat to the meals like a normal person, and ta-da! All good....
by jbgnos
Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

yes to egg yolks and peanut butter :) Had both in my breakfast this a.m. (along with my kefir and cereal - we are twins!) and it held me through a prety intense hot yoga class and for almost SEVEN hours! See? That's what I'm saying: I was eating meals sooo dang low in fat that I was getting hungry, ...
by jbgnos
Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

Well, it's Friday and I was going to make today an S day because my schedule is a bit whacky and I've had N days for 6 straight, but I'm not sure yet. I have a meeting at noon which means I won't eat until 1 and that's late for me, so I thought it could be an S day for snacks, mostly. I love how the...
by jbgnos
Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

I'm sure planning your treats is fine, and may even be good because you're then not as likely to go willy-nilly all over the place! Let us know how it goes, Retrogirl :)
by jbgnos
Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: here goes nothin'
Replies: 62
Views: 26089

here goes nothin'

So, I've a loooonnnggg history with both diet and exercise. I won't bore you with the details, as they are many and varied, but the bottom line is that I eat well and love exercise, but am unhappy with my eating habits and size. I bought the book and while it all sounds so easy peasy, this way of ea...
by jbgnos
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 12
Views: 9753

new here

Hello all: I'm new here and have started using the No S guidelines just this week. It's so simple, but it does require a lot of adjustments on my part. I am similar to you, Cindimay in that I am in my 40s, a full time working mom and have some fat to shed. In order to get the non-snacking rule down,...