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by RAWCOOKIE
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

I am still doing well with Bright Line Eating (which I see as a kind of next-step from No S for people who are 'addicted' to certain foods like me!). I remembered that it was Reinhard's wife who introduced the 'except sometimes on S days' element. This permission to have 'cheat days' served me well ...
by RAWCOOKIE
Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

I hit 101 lbs yesterday - so have started 'maintenance' which began with adding 1oz rice cakes to lunch! I put a link to the 14-day challenge with Bright Line Eating in my post a few days' ago - it's a free offer still available until 16th November. Then from 16th - 22nd November there's a special d...
by RAWCOOKIE
Thu Nov 04, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

101.25lbs this morning! My next weigh-in will be Sunday, and my expectation is that the number will have bounced back up a bit (before it goes down again) BUT I'm prepared! And on the day I see 101lbs on the scale, I'm adding the first 'maintenance step' which will be a portion of grain at lunch. I ...
by RAWCOOKIE
Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

BLE - FREE 14-day program

If anyone's interested in trying out Bright Line Eating for free - there's a limited-time offer for the 14-day trial at zero cost. https://bit.ly/3w8khYT As you know from here, I started No S at around 124lbs, and settled at around 115lbs. I started BLE in June this year at 115lbs and am now 102lbs ...
by RAWCOOKIE
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Hi Oolala - yes, I read the post about that - not surprised. I am grateful for the initial No S materials that started me off kicking snacks! It's made the transition to BLE much easier.
by RAWCOOKIE
Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

My weight is now 102.5 lbs and I am feeling great. When I started BLE I threw away TONS of stuff! I think the Boot Camp was worth the money - the material and resources are yours forever, so you can keep going over it. I joined the next group up which is Bright Lifers - I got a discount scholarship ...
by RAWCOOKIE
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Still doing well with Bright Line Eating (or No S Plus as I call it - No S without any S days at all!) My weight is down to 105.75 lbs and I'm down a dress-size - it feels amazing to have finally found the key to weight management (for me). Breakfast: 6 oz baked potato, sliced and sauteed; 4 oz tofu...
by RAWCOOKIE
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Thanks :D

It is so easy to lose weight whilst eating plenty of food on this programme! 107.2lbs this morning. I''m thrilled!

Three meals a day - yup!

No sugars, no flours, and measuring quantities. It's working a dream for me! It's like NO S PLUS!
by RAWCOOKIE
Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Weight down to 108lbs this morning. This is one of the cool graphics I get from the app I'm using which shows how many days my weight went down, went up, or stayed the same, and the rate of loss on a daily/weekly basis. It's the 'dance'!
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by RAWCOOKIE
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Just checking in.

:mrgreen: No S and Bright Lines all good.

I went out for breakfast today - first time I've eaten out in ages! It was scrumptious.
Baked beans, falafel, beetroot pudding (made with wheat gluten like a vegan version of black pudding), tomato, mushroom, spinach.
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by RAWCOOKIE
Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

weight.jpg 8 June - 7 July Sinnie - no, I have only shared what I'm doing with one friend who was interested. Otherwise, my friends and family are already used to me doing No S and saying I don't eat snacks and sugary things - so that was a help to me. I have decided that if anyone questions me, I'...
by RAWCOOKIE
Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 483
Views: 398967

Re: ladybird's check in

re the vaccination - yes, I don't feel 100% safe, the vaccinations reduce the danger, but there are too many stories of double-vaccinated people getting very poorly. Also, in the UK at least, they're now proposing booster shots starting in September - so my thinking is, if the vaccines are so succes...
by RAWCOOKIE
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

I hit 111lbs yesterday morning, but bounced back to 112.5 this morning - the trend is downwards though and quite exciting! I'm enjoying eating this way - just measuring out quantities of vegetables, proteins, grains, fats, fruit etc. It's kind of taken the hassle out of meal-creation, and become mor...
by RAWCOOKIE
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

This morning the scale was on 111.75lbs - my lowest for several years! I have been re-reading my blogs and posts through the years, and it was leading me in the direction of 'no sugar', but the structure of Bright Line Eating seems to really work for me. I've found my way of eating for life. No S ga...
by RAWCOOKIE
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Yes, I've tried abstaining from those foods many times - but could never sustain it (or would find healthier alternatives), but learning about the neuroscience has really clicked it into place for me. I have been, basically, a very well-controlled food addict! The amount of will-power I was using wa...
by RAWCOOKIE
Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

My third Saturday on Bright Light Eating - and NO pull towards 'treat foods' - amazing. I was out and about from 9am and 2pm, and enjoyed a coffee sitting in the park, but apart from that - nothing. It's amazing!
by RAWCOOKIE
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Hi OOLALA - the Spark Team is ending with Spark People and people are going in whatever direction they feel works best for them. I'm directing people to Linda Spangles ELEVATE program, and she has got a helpful tracking app called Weight Loss Joy! which is working well for me. I'm glad you had a goo...
by RAWCOOKIE
Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 483
Views: 398967

Re: ladybird's check in

That's good! I live in Cornwall (SW tip of the UK) and our rates are going up again after having loads of holiday-visitors here over school half-term and when the hospitality sector opened up. Now we're waiting for the aftermath of the G7 being here last weekend!
by RAWCOOKIE
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Today I could only manage about 2/3rds of my lunch, and I left 2.3oz of my salad at dinner. I don't seem to need the quantity of food recommended by the BLE plan. BUT she does say you can customise your plan - as long as you stick to it. My weight is down this morning - lowest it's been for a long t...
by RAWCOOKIE
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Another good day. I am finding it pretty easy - except for having to shop more often for fresh fruit and veg!
by RAWCOOKIE
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 483
Views: 398967

Re: ladybird's check in

Gosh, I had no idea Australia was in lockdown again. We (UK) have had our 'release' date moved to 19th July. I just had my second jab (11.5 weeks after the first one). I didn't feel any relief after I was vaccinated - kind of disappointed about that. Most of my friends felt that relief you described...
by RAWCOOKIE
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

I'm finding it easy. Having been a No S person for a while, I have a flying start. No not difficult. I am aware that living alone, retired from work, and in a pandemic where social interaction has been reduced, has made it a LOT easier! I am kind of missing stopping by cafes for lunch or something -...
by RAWCOOKIE
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Sunday - and my second weekend being a Bright Liner! Breakfast is 4 oz boiled new potatoes, 4 oz tempeh pan-cooked in tamari and smoked paprika (no oil) + 6 oz fruit (strawberries and orange) breakfast.jpg last night I threw away more food from my cupboard - three half-used packets of savoury dry mi...
by RAWCOOKIE
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Dinner

6 oz veg: kolrabi and broccoli with lemon and hotsauce (stir-fried in water and stock)
8 oz salad: two kinds of lettuce, beetroot, radish, cucumber + 2oz vegan tunah, 3 oz black chickpeas
0.5 oz vegan mayo
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by RAWCOOKIE
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Well, I managed to post some photos breakfast: 1 oz oats, 3 oz frozen banana - defrosted, 2 oz peanut butter, 3 oz frozen cherries - all mixed together, put in a freezer bag in a log shape. Looks like nothing - tastes wonderful! breakfast.jpg lunch: 6 oz veg (broccoli, cauliflower, onion, mushroom) ...
by RAWCOOKIE
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

I'll see what I can do - they're not always 'pretty' meals - very simple, often 'bowl' meals!
by RAWCOOKIE
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Down 1lb this morning - and have my three meals planned out for the day. Looking forward to a Bright Day!

114lbs

Pilates is on my agenda - gentle exercise. Yesterday I went for a swim.
by RAWCOOKIE
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Bright Line Eating Day 8 - going well so far. Weight steady at 115.25lbs. No excessive hunger.
by RAWCOOKIE
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Hi Sinnie - I'm on Day 8 of Bright Line Eating, and doing well. I haven't missed things I thought I would miss. It feels very good to me. I intend to follow it exactly as prescribed. I did the 'susceptibility scale' quiz and came out as a 10. I cannot be in the same room as quite a lot of foods - an...
by RAWCOOKIE
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Right! I'm going to be here most days, posting how I'm doing on a regular basis. I've just started (Day 5) Bright Line Eating, which is going well. No S set me off on a good footing, having given up snacking years' ago now! But one No S habit that I need to change is my Saturday 'treats'. I've got i...
by RAWCOOKIE
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Just checked back in. I'm still jogging along as a No S-er! It's my way of life now - a firmly-established system; all my friend know it's what I do too- so no longer have any problems with people offering me cakes on week-days! :lol: Xmas gets leaner every year - it's just a day, right? I was reall...
by RAWCOOKIE
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New Podcast Episode: Demogorgon vs. Asmodeus
Replies: 5
Views: 8219

Re: New Podcast Episode: Demogorgon vs. Asmodeus

That was wonderful! Thank you - it was great to hear/read your thoughts. I've recently started (yes, I know!) trying to learn D&D (solo) adapting it to my own needs - I've not made much headway yet. But, yes, this was really entertaining and thought-provoking - I could relate to those idea very well.
by RAWCOOKIE
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Still here. Doing well. I put on a few pounds since the lock-down - which are not leaving quickly - but I'm being pretty consistent with my No S diet - which is a sane place to be.

:P
by RAWCOOKIE
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

I have entered a new phase! Over the weekend, stuck indoors for much of the time due to extreme weather, I came across 'metabolic renewal' and signed up to receive the information and exercises etc. Very interesting - so I've started paying more attention to how many carbs I'm eating. NOT KETO! I al...
by RAWCOOKIE
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4580
Views: 2917436

Re: Linda's daily check-in

My weight tends to do that too - up on a Monday morning, and lowest on a Saturday morning!

In the UK I'm feeling the same about the political situation - we're in a very scary state aren't we?
hugs x
by RAWCOOKIE
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

It's the weekend, and I've totally enjoyed having an S day today! It's the first of 9 days off work - holiday leave - and I kind of fell into a relaxed state. I enjoyed dark chocolate with whole roasted hazelnuts - yum! I crunched a packet of hand-fried in coconut oil organic potato crisps. I relish...
by RAWCOOKIE
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 923
Views: 623366

Re: flyingpig checkin

Damn those Pringles!
:roll:
by RAWCOOKIE
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My journey to common sense
Replies: 77
Views: 70679

Re: My journey to common sense

Focusing on what's on your plate, three times a day, kind of leads you to eat better eventually. I think you're right - just eat whatever you want for those three meals, five days a week - and watch what happens. As you say, you've done it before. I started here five years' ago now! And it's only in...
by RAWCOOKIE
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Today was GREEN and my weight was lower this morning I had hi-protein bread, toasted, with peanut butter for breakfast Lunch was a salad bowl with lettuce, tomato, green pepper, red onion, grated courgette, a couple of chopped chestnuts, vegan cheese, half an avocado, vegan mayo with 4 Ryvita and Fl...
by RAWCOOKIE
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: O43 Check-in
Replies: 1103
Views: 1093589

Re: O43 Check-in

On a plus: I can now tuck in my shirts, annnnnd zip up my trousers, annnnd, button them.
Awesome!

Those wins are so motivating - enjoy!
by RAWCOOKIE
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Thanks to both of you! Today was GREEN with a vegan pea-protein shake and a small banana for breakfast about 8.30 am (at work); lunch was a peanut butter and green pepper sandwich, with a salad box (lettuce, tomato, red onion, cauliflower, vegan mayo) + a cashew Nak'd Bar. My third meal was grapes, ...
by RAWCOOKIE
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2318
Views: 1961279

Re: oolala53

:)
Hi! Just letting you know I passed by! I might try posting more often on here as well as on Spark
by RAWCOOKIE
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

I was motivated to check in here because I read that there was not much activity here. I'm still committed to No S and successful most of the time (about 90% actually). My S days have calmed right down: I used to think of them as an opportunity to eat something I had been craving - like ice-cream, c...
by RAWCOOKIE
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 854
Views: 520412

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hi Octavia I've not been checking in here for some time - just came over to say 'hi!' An apple 'mod' seems a good emergency measure - but, as you said, it can become a habit. The apple itself isn't a problem. The problem, to my mind, comes when you can't go out without an apple in your bag 'in case ...
by RAWCOOKIE
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Just checking in! My weight is maintaining around 115lbs at the moment. I'm mostly compliant with three meals a day. My 'red' days are usually very minor transgressions; the other day at work I was hungry mid-morning (because I hadn't really eaten enough for breakfast) and decided to have something ...
by RAWCOOKIE
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 393
Views: 251390

Re: 3squaremeals daily check in

an hour and a half later and I've been binge-watching YouTube about intermittent fasting!
:shock:
by RAWCOOKIE
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 393
Views: 251390

Re: 3squaremeals daily check in

I'm going to check out that YouTube chanel Six Miles to Supper. I've reduced the size of all my meals dramatically, and am managing 12-14hrs 'fasting' periods. I'm leaning towards two meals a day.
by RAWCOOKIE
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 854
Views: 520412

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I lost 10lb in my first ten months or so, and have kept it off since then. about the same for me I think............... like you, I wonder how big I might have become if I hadn't come across No S! Saturday has historically been my 'most damage' day, but I've changed it to only once every other week...
by RAWCOOKIE
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3687
Views: 2263498

Re: automated eating tracker

One of the DOWNSIDES of eating healthier most of the time is that indulgences cause more overt discomfort. Although, I think in the past pizza has done this and I just didn't make the connection. I've experienced this. I once did raw vegan eating for about a year, then ate something cooked, and was...
by RAWCOOKIE
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Here I am again - on a windy, chilly, February afternoon - it's a Sunday, and it's my 'junk food' day! :lol: I'm still No S-ing. Oh yeah! Three meals a day. All my meals have become smaller (I'm 64yrs old now and don't need as much food to be honest!). I go 5-6 hrs between meals. My last meal of the...
by RAWCOOKIE
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Well, I'm still here, doing three meals a day. I having heartier breakfasts and making lunch my main meal. Then a light evening meal. Saturday seems to be programmed in as a 'permission to eat!' day. My current concern is the occasional episodes of random unplanned eating - usually non-nutritious sn...
by RAWCOOKIE
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

I've had small red events on a weekly basis this month so far. It bothers me a little, because it's like the No S habit is under threat. My weight is as low as it's ever been, and I'm maintaining it - it's like my brain thinks 'it's ok, it won't hurt'. Of course, long-term, it would hurt. I need to ...
by RAWCOOKIE
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Green so far and feeling good.

I decided I will make payday a non-weekend S day! Pay day is nearly always red because I feel like having some food reward. So I'm just going to embrace it as my extra NWS day.
by RAWCOOKIE
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Easter is more or less over now. I bought raw chocolate as my Easter 'chocolate' - which doesn't have the same brain-bending effect on me as the regular stuff. Still - I'm looking forward to a sane Sunday - pancakes for breakfast, with berries and coconut cream. A lentil bolognese for lunch with non...
by RAWCOOKIE
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Thanks both of you. I agree with what you said, OOLALA - I can relate to all of that.

and I am off to have a good sleep now! (no sleep emoticon!)
:roll:
by RAWCOOKIE
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

I don't count my morning coffee as breaking the fast. The first thing I do, pretty much, is have my coffee. I just don't eat food until later. I'm feeling down at the moment. The 'bloke' seems to have drifted away - and my interest in him has dropped significantly as a result. Feeling rejected and d...
by RAWCOOKIE
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: social media's insane popularity influence
Replies: 5
Views: 9744

Didn't waste my time - what you said is true! it's insane!
by RAWCOOKIE
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "the truth about slim people"
Replies: 17
Views: 23397

I agree with OOLALA 'be happy' - hahaha, if only I could form a habit of being happy.
by RAWCOOKIE
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How will you deal with Easter?
Replies: 7
Views: 12156

yeah, I keep picking at chocolate once I've started. My plan is to have my usual Sunday pancakes, with berries and coconut cream for breakfast. Main meal is going to be baked sweet potato, with Mexican beans and spinach. I do like the spiced Hot Cross Buns - I might buy myself ONE from the bakery to...
by RAWCOOKIE
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Green week! Yay! :mrgreen: I'm eating much less than I used to. Got interested in Ayurveda and eating an 'earlier, lighter, dinner'. I've also been delaying breakfast so that I'm usually eating it between 9.30-10.30am. This gives me about 14-16hrs 'intermittent fasting' phase each day. Not every day...
by RAWCOOKIE
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Yeah, chemical urges - we definitely both encountered that one! He's been texting me - but very brief messages like 'hows u' - not sure what it means, but at the very least it means he's thinking about me! At least it has given me time to let the chemical urges die down a bit! :lol: I've just had a ...
by RAWCOOKIE
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Soprano
Replies: 288
Views: 247659

Well said! When I began No S I was used to never being ANYWHERE without a snack in my bag, in case I got hungry. So I began by trying to reduce my snacks from three a day, to one a day. Within two weeks, I was going totally without snacks - it amazed me! 2-3yrs in now, and I never feel the need to c...
by RAWCOOKIE
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2318
Views: 1961279

I hope you get over your cold virus thing asap too. I'm taking an early night and hoping my body can do battle with the bugs overnight!
by RAWCOOKIE
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Sigh. This is the first 'date' I've had in several years - - - - I felt really excited and hopeful. I'm not 'looking' for anyone - but it was nice to be noticed. :wink: As well as No S, I've recently started following seasonal recommendations for eating from www.lifespa.com (John Douillard - aryuved...
by RAWCOOKIE
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Boyfriend seems to have got cold feet and run away :cry:

But my weight is still down. I'm having a sick day today - got a cough, sore throat, lost my voice - hell, I just need a bit of nurturing! Not a lot - just a little extra foody things. I have some 100% BLACK chocolate for example.
by RAWCOOKIE
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 854
Views: 520412

I haven’t bought myself a chocolate treat for the weekend (I always bought one, then found myself going out to buy another on Sunday...). I might go out to get something, or I might not. But I still woke with the happy feeling of freedom this morning, knowing it’s an S day! :lol: Can't beat tha...
by RAWCOOKIE
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

I managed to stick to three meals a day pretty well whilst visiting family - but boy, oh boy, did I suffer from the drop in quality of the nutrition I was getting! I stayed off sugar which was good. Said no to all the desserts and cakes. I have been sick for the past 24hrs or so - since I got home -...
by RAWCOOKIE
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Oh my goodness, I'm 2yrs 9months into this system and cannot believe how much I have changed. My Sweekends are no longer an opportunity to eat sweets and stuff (although I still can if I want to). I've more or less dropped sugar generally. I occasionally indulge in a package of crisps (potato chips)...
by RAWCOOKIE
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Another green day :mrgreen:

Another sweet date :wink: we went for a walk, had a coffee, no food involved - love it!
by RAWCOOKIE
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Thanks, sweet friends.
:D
our next date is tomorrow.

Three green days in a row this week so far. All set for two more.
by RAWCOOKIE
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Thanks Octavia - the date went really well. :D Interestingly, Oohlala, it turns out we both have about the same BMI (around 20) but it was eye-to-eye connection that brought us together. He's a bus-driver, and had only ever seen me bundled in my winter coat and wooly hat, with a rucksack on my back....
by RAWCOOKIE
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Very interesting thing happened to me this year. Firstly this was the first Valentine's Day when I didn't feel sad or left out - it really didn't matter. I needed no special presents, or cards to myself, or chocolate hearts. The next morning, someone asked me out on a date! I'm meeting him for coffe...
by RAWCOOKIE
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Yes, winter = a need for comfort, more time spent indoors, cold, dark, gloomy.........

Today was OK, even though I was at work, and even though it was Valentine's Day.
by RAWCOOKIE
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

You are right, my blips are minimal. I had a minimal blip today too - I was working; taking a woman I support out to town - we had a coffee in Costa, she had a cake, and I picked up a small packet with two tiny gluten-free, vegan cookies (24g total). That was all. Yesterday was more of a blip - I go...
by RAWCOOKIE
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

. My reading of the posts here has convinced me that maintenance often requires ongoing vigilance. it sure does! Thanks for your support, Oohlala! I am confident I will always be a No S-er. One thing I know now - I don't ruin the rest of the day if I slip on loose rules! In fact, without even think...
by RAWCOOKIE
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sonya's checkin
Replies: 619
Views: 587879

Well done, Sonya! :D
by RAWCOOKIE
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dalia negra
Replies: 207
Views: 133671

just throwing this in - I find I often feel hungry when my weight has gone down slightly...........
by RAWCOOKIE
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2318
Views: 1961279

Oh Lor'! Can you get yourself to Urgent Care with your foot out of action?
by RAWCOOKIE
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

I had six RED days in January - all minor transgressions, but RED all the same. February has started much the same - with small snacks creeping in - all for 'good reasons' each time! I don't know why this is happening. I must be consciously giving myself permission to eat between meals.................
by RAWCOOKIE
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 854
Views: 520412

I'm glad you started a check-in thread. I started a couple of years' ago, and am so glad I blogged about it here because it's so great to be able to go back and read about my journey, and how I gradually changed. I now deal with late evening hunger (which is not a frequent thing for me anyway) with ...
by RAWCOOKIE
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Crystal's Daily Check In
Replies: 250
Views: 195299

That was a small fail. Not using it as a reason to carry on eating is a win in my book! I find that I do better when I allow myself a small 'dessert' after my meal - usually fruit with or without yoghurt, sometimes a few nuts, or a couple of dates. Sometimes it's a cup of hot cocoa in the evening. T...
by RAWCOOKIE
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Thanks for your support. I'm amazed at how much I've changed since adopting this lifestyle. The reduction in consumption of sugar and junk foods has been a gradual process, but now it's settled at a low point. I'm still susceptible to sugar in cakes, sweets, biscuits etc, but I'm now much better at ...
by RAWCOOKIE
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Just checking in! I'm still going strong with NoS - my weight is around 113lbs and I'm really happy with that. I discovered Darebee.com for fitness, which suits me better than shovelglove - and that's been working really well for me too. My S days no longer show up like a party every weekend - and t...
by RAWCOOKIE
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Merry, I think the S day foods just stopped being such a big crave - the N days rubbed off on me. I can still eat (like today) a whole bar of chocolate or a packet of cookies - but I'm not looking forward to them all week like I used to. Also, if I eat chocolate or cookies now, it's instead of a mea...
by RAWCOOKIE
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

:D Just stopping by to let you know that I'm still going strong. My S days have become so much more moderate than they used to be. Yesterday I had one ice-lolly outside of my three meals (and even that was after my lunch), and a few peanuts in the evening. So one sweet, one snack. I find I can stick...
by RAWCOOKIE
Mon May 01, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

It's almost 2 years since I began No S. It has become a way of life for me and I can't see that changing. I have decided to stop visiting this forum daily, but to track my daily success and failure on the No S team on Spark People, where I hang out most. I'll come back from time-to-time and post an ...
by RAWCOOKIE
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ***** April Challenge *****
Replies: 20
Views: 24695

Nice to hear the feedback - I like it too! May - here we come!
by RAWCOOKIE
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Friday SUCCESS The end of another month - just the Sweekend to go! I had a few tricky days this month and am now experimenting with a new way of timing my meals. I work irregular shifts which really messes up mealtimes. I've decided to determine what time my evening meal will be, then making lunch 5...
by RAWCOOKIE
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 377681

hug x
by RAWCOOKIE
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: CarlaD's Check-in
Replies: 36
Views: 33831

I hope you feel better soon. It's great that you've started a check-in thread.
by RAWCOOKIE
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 189512

Larkspur wrote:Note to self: do not eat a generous lunch with apple chips and then drink a large iced tea. Those chips are rehydrating. Oof.
oh my goodness, I never thought of that! I know you have to be careful with chia seeds.
by RAWCOOKIE
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Thursday SUCCESS

I pulled it back today - breakfast at 9am (at work), lunch at 2pm (at work), dinner at 7pm.
Phew! Shift work really messes up meal-time regularity.
by RAWCOOKIE
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ***** April Challenge *****
Replies: 20
Views: 24695

bump

I'm not sure that thread has the same momentum this month, for some reason - has it stopped being effective for people?
by RAWCOOKIE
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Wednesday FAILURE

I had breakfast at 5.30am, and by 10.30am (mid-morning at work) I was hungry, I ate two chocolates, and then decided to eat a bit of my lunch - an apple and some cheese.
by RAWCOOKIE
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Tuesday FAILURE
by RAWCOOKIE
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

Monday SUCCESS
by RAWCOOKIE
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Having trouble dealing w/ friend's weightloss from surgery
Replies: 17
Views: 25231

Oh, sweetie, no-one is saying you shouldn't have felt like that, or posted about it - I'm glad you shared your feelings about it. For myself, I simply wanted to help you feel better, and felt a bit helpless to do so. Don't delete it - I'm sure feeling jealous of others who have achieved weight-loss ...
by RAWCOOKIE
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Having trouble dealing w/ friend's weightloss from surgery
Replies: 17
Views: 25231

She has had her internal digestive system rearranged surgically - that is a radical and unnatural intervention for a human being - and very sad I think. It's wonderful for her that she has been treated for her 'illness' and is now a normal weight, which will give her better life-chances health-wise....
by RAWCOOKIE
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873140

An interesting S day for me - I had breakfast, lunch, dinner. After dinner I had a jelly with coconut cream, then 2 oatcakes with some cheese and pickle, then about 30g plain tortilla chips, and about 1TB salted peanuts. Was was interesting was that I went all day without having any snacks, sweets o...
by RAWCOOKIE
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 862112

What a coincidence that you share the same birthday - and both in Australia! Have a wonderful weekend
:D