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by crossthebreeze
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

thanks oolala53 - I flicked through a book called "French women don't get fat" on a friend's bookshelf a while ago. I think that was the what it was arguing - that France doesn't have a snacking culture at all, good "form" there is more conducive to staying slim than polite "form" in the UK or USA -...
by crossthebreeze
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

14th November = S Day I was working at an event yesterday, and didn't have time for a lunch break, so had various tastes of food over the day - I guess snacking was my S for the day, as I didn't have any sweets or seconds. I ate a too much for dinner (I felt over-full), but it was one plate. I had ...
by crossthebreeze
Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

Thanks rawcookie - I hope you have a good weekend too!
by crossthebreeze
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1096
Views: 374891

Looks like you're doing great! Sorry you're getting bad dreams though. I really like your idea about dividing the butter up into weekend allowances! I already only buy small chocolate bars. I already keep my bread in the freezer - which means I can either toast it or defrost a daily allowance (thing...
by crossthebreeze
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1277153

I was just reading up the thread about your vegan cooking experiments - I'm vegetarian, but I love vegan food, and definitely think I should eat more of it. Its great that your family have been enjoying your vegan cooking so much! I hadn't heard of Oh She Glows before, but the recipes look delicious...
by crossthebreeze
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gingerpie's 21 day challenge
Replies: 558
Views: 268779

you seem to be doing great with your habits at the minute - well done for resisting all those chips! I've found that reducing my alcohol intake has reduced my snacking too. I don't have enough experience with no s to say much about the worries about gaining even with compliance, but I reckon that bu...
by crossthebreeze
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

I've had a bad week, but I'm getting back on track now. 6th November = success A very busy day, I didn't have time to think about food much. I was very hungry by dinner time, but managed wait and then ate a reasonable-sized plate. 7th November = S Day I went out and had my first drink of alcohol for...
by crossthebreeze
Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

Yes I counted the hot chocolate as a sweet (and had a little too much toast to make it a virtual plate). 5th November=Success I'm back on track. Yesterday evening was tough because I did my supermarket shop, and got delayed several times, so I wanted to eat anything I could get my hands on by the ti...
by crossthebreeze
Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

Thank-you Gingerpie Ok, so 2nd November = success Monday was fine and I managed good portion control without feeling hungry. 3rd November =success Yesterday was a good day too. 4th November = failure well it had to happen sometime didn't it! I work as a gardener, one of my jobs is working at a commu...
by crossthebreeze
Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

Thankyou gingerpie, oolala, and osoniye! gingerpie - I find that even 1 drink can affect me at work the next day, but I would like to have a moderate drink occasionally. Its good to know something similar works for you. oolala53 - yes no s builds such reasonable and moderate habits! and I agree - I'...
by crossthebreeze
Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

Thankyou gingerpie! 31st October = S Day So yes I got some halloween sweets I've been craving, didn't overdo it though. and my results for the month... I've lost 4.8kg (10lb 9oz) in weight, which means my BMI has gone from 33.7 to 31.9. I've lost 5cm off my waist, and 5cm off my hips (which keeps my...
by crossthebreeze
Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

Thank-you osoniye and oolala53! I hope you both have a fun (but morderate) weekend too! 30th October Well there was no way I was going to give way to temptation on the last N day of the month, so while I let my housework and various other things go to pot yesterday (due to odd working hours and gett...
by crossthebreeze
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

29th October = Success Yesterday was a good day with far fewer cravings. I managed to go shopping and get some sweet stuff to share at the weekend without wanting to eat it all. Dinner was a bit odd because I was using different leftovers up including a small portion of soup but I'm pretty sure it ...
by crossthebreeze
Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

Thank-you for the encouragement oolala53 and rawcookie!!

28th October = Success

I made sure I ate a piece of fruit as part of each plate of food yesterday, and drank lots of herb tea, which helped to keep my cravings under control. I'll definately be eating sweet things this weekend!
by crossthebreeze
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

Thanks rawcookie and ooolala yes i've definately been strengthening my resistance muscle! 27th October = Success OMG the cravings for sweet, sugary, chocolately stuff continued yesterday although I've resisted them so far (I added a sweet egremont russet apple to my dinner which helped). I'm not sur...
by crossthebreeze
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

26th October = Success

3 plates, no s's yesterday. I had a real craving for something sweet last night, but resisted.
by crossthebreeze
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

Yes busy is good - so long as I'm not too busy to cook meals. At the moment I've got lots of work on, and I'm on a bit of a mission to sort our house out (in terms of deep cleaning, decluttering, decorating, appliances - the lot really) because we've really not kept on top of things very well over t...
by crossthebreeze
Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

Yes oolala53 - i'm having a fun weekend! - and I definately agree with you about the motivation.

24th October = S Day

I had a fairly moderate S day because I was just too busy - a piece of flapjack and then some toast to test the toaster I'd just bought.
by crossthebreeze
Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

23rd October = Success All good yesterday, and I made a delicious snack/starter turned into a meal (baked aubergine chips with a breadcrumb/parmesan/herb coating with salad, flat bread, and a tahini dipping sauce) and had a glass of apple juice mixed with sparkling water to celebrate it being Frida...
by crossthebreeze
Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Natj food log
Replies: 276
Views: 90597

Stick with those stretches! I've had injuries before and doing physio exercises every day was the the only thing that worked. Good luck with your recovery!
by crossthebreeze
Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1096
Views: 374891

Looks like you've had a great week (including last weekend - well done for having Ss but not going overboard!). Have loads of fun at your dinner party!
by crossthebreeze
Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 836
Views: 578720

Thank-you ooolala53!
by crossthebreeze
Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

Thank-you gingerpie! I think I'm ready for this, having worked through lots of my food issues already, although I'm sure I'll come up to a hump with this sooner or later. I'm also really motivated to lose weight or at least to be healthier due to a medical issue. Writing down clear reasons for losin...
by crossthebreeze
Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 836
Views: 578720

21 days with no red days or extra (non-weekend) S days! I feeling like I'm finally getting my eating under control, and this is getting a little bit easier as I go on. I haven't weighed or measured myself yet (i'll do that at the end of the month becaause I wanted to concentrate on good habits for t...
by crossthebreeze
Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

ha ha yes fixed - i think that message was written on a busy morning! :lol: 21st October=Success Since I started: 15 green N days, 6 weekend S days, no red days or extra S days = 21 days! :D Now I need to stick at it for the end of the month. Yesterday was good although my lunch was a little bigger ...
by crossthebreeze
Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

Yes RAWCOOKIE - it shows i'm starting to get used to eating this way.

20th October = Success

I turned down biscuits, oreo cookies, fruit, carrot cake, a mint, and some raw carrot at work yesterday! Stuck to 3 plates, no s's.
by crossthebreeze
Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

19th October = Success

I stayed late at work then had to make dinner as soon as i got in the house because I was ravenous. Was then busy all evening afterwards, so didn't have a chance for any food cravings to bother me. My plates (except at breakfast) are starting to look less overfull too.
by crossthebreeze
Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

18th October=S Day A healthier day than planned - we ended up going on a walk instead of to the cinema! So not only did I get more exercise instead of sitting down, I didn't eat any popcorn or drink any pop - although we had already bought some m&ms to share at the cinema, and these got eaten by al...
by crossthebreeze
Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

October 17th - S Day I was working yesterday, but it was at an event rather than my usual work. I thought I wasn't going to get a lunch break, but I managed to leave the stall briefly, so got a bowl of some delicious greek food - a cabbage and rice roll, beetroot salad, green salad, a small flat br...
by crossthebreeze
Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New server for everydaysystems sites
Replies: 14
Views: 6637

thank you Reinhard - habitcal is working, and i'm not having any other problems. :D
by crossthebreeze
Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

thanks osoniye - I think it helped that there was lots of certain foods - so those were the bowls I took from, and also I hadn't done anything too physically hard at work - so I was hungry but not uncontrollably so. RAWCOOKIE - that's a good idea, so you don't miss out on anything special. 16th Octo...
by crossthebreeze
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

RAWCOOKIE - yes it does get easier - yes i'm still using willpoer, but my body and mind are getting used to it - it seems to have "clicked" with me. Work is crazy with the temptations though - i have three part-time jobs and they are all bad in their different ways - and I know it'll get worse the n...
by crossthebreeze
Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:16 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal Habit Calendar (Alpha)
Replies: 95
Views: 162872

The save changes button isn't working - though it was fine two days ago - sorry to report technical issues again!
by crossthebreeze
Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

thank-you rawcookie and oolala53 - i'll reply properly in the morning when i talk about today (if that makes sense) anyway, yesterday (14th October) was a success even though i had a stressful training day at work and so wanted to eat all the chocolate (but had a "Choco Aztec Spice" herb tea and an ...
by crossthebreeze
Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

13th October = success I'm experimenting with eating more than i used to for breakfast (making sure there is a good source of protein and some carbs), a not-too-big lunch (as I don't like feeling full after lunch, but making sure it contains plenty of carbs) and however much or little on a plate I ...
by crossthebreeze
Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

Yesterday, 12th October=Success

I'm still getting very hungry/food craving in the evenings, but i'm finding ways of coping.
by crossthebreeze
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

Thanks for the welcome oolala53, and the advice! Yes i think making my own "ready meals" with extra portions is a great idea, and i'm going to try to get into it. Also you are so right - this is for the longterm, so I have to remember its trends and habits that matter more than every detail. 11th Oc...
by crossthebreeze
Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New server for everydaysystems sites
Replies: 14
Views: 6637

{edit - sorry to report the same error message appeared when posting this message}

I just posted on my thread with no problems - you seem to have fixed it thanks!
by crossthebreeze
Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

10th October = S Day a planned piece of cake; an unplanned glass of squash, fairy cake, and small piece of toffee with my friends and their kids; some mild between-meals snacking on cheese, fruit, and left-over pasta. - I didn't feel too stuffed, though didn't enjoy the squash and fairy cake. Other...
by crossthebreeze
Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

- thanks osoniye - yes i'll persist with the slowcooker - and maybe build up some freezer meals in the process! - thanks Reinhard for this great site (i'm pleased that there's a forum because I try to stay off facebook) and the whole concept of No S! Yes so far this seems to be going well for me, wi...
by crossthebreeze
Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New server for everydaysystems sites
Replies: 14
Views: 6637

I just posted on my own daily update thread and got a different error message: "An error occurred. Sorry, the page you are looking for is currently unavailable. Please try again later. If you are the system administrator of this resource then you should check the error log for details. Faithfully yo...
by crossthebreeze
Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

Thanls rawcookie! :lol: I caught up with Bake Off last night! and yes "end of work" is my biggest snack / binge trigger. 8th October = success 3 plates, no Ss. Only funny stuff was at dinner i forgot to put garlic bread on my plate before i sat started eating (i'd left it in the oven) but it would h...
by crossthebreeze
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

7th October = Success

Stuck to No S though was exhausted by the end of work and in a terrible mood all evening. I had to turn down an invitation to watch the bake off final because i don't think i could have standed looking at cakes for an hour!
by crossthebreeze
Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

6th October - Success Another 3 big plates. One minor slip-up which i'm not counting as a fail: at work a woman from a somali background asked if i wanted tea - i didn't realise that she was actually making a kind of instant unspiced chai with milk, tea, coffee creamer, and sugar (she'd discussed t...
by crossthebreeze
Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

5th October - Success Another three big platefuls, but no sweets,no snacks, no seconds. I left some of my lunchtime plate though - I'd given myself too much hummus and veg. I had to move an open packet of biscuits someone had left in my work room when i got there yesterday morning, and colleagues w...
by crossthebreeze
Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

4th October 2015 - S Day :) Not much to report - had a pudding after sunday lunch (apple and cinnnamon pancake), went to an event at a bar in the early evening and had one glass of posh pop (rose lemonade) and a couple of bits from the buffet. So two sweets and one snack. I wouldn't have drunk last...
by crossthebreeze
Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

Thanks for the welcome and advice Linda! Its good to learn from the experiance of people who have been on this diet for a while. yesterday 3rd October was my first S-day :) It was bit strange after only 2 days of starting a new eating plan to discard the rules so quickly. I ate three meals with one ...
by crossthebreeze
Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: candiceena's No-S Diet Journal
Replies: 23
Views: 12027

Hi
Well done for not eating when you were upset - thats the kind of time when i'm most likely to eat stupid stuff.
Have fun with the wine and fondue tonight!
by crossthebreeze
Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

thank-you r.jean. Its good to hear from people who've had success on this diet, and i'm glad that you've managed to lose so much and have a healthy relationship with food. I'll definately take your advice on no extra restrictions. So yesterday - 2nd October was a success :) - 3 plates, no snacks, no...
by crossthebreeze
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1277153

Hi

Well done for a green day despite tiredness! I hope your party goes well - jalapeno margheritas sound delicious.
by crossthebreeze
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

And yesterday - 1st October was a success! :) I ate three quite large meals. I was a little hungry before lunch, but that is normal and it wasn't too bad. The hard part was about 5.45pm, after work and going to the greengrocers on the way home. I was intensly hungry, and even a bit low-blood sugary....
by crossthebreeze
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: crossthebreeze's check-in
Replies: 68
Views: 28183

crossthebreeze's check-in

Hi I'm new to the no-s diet, it was mentioned in passing on another web forum i'm a member of - i googled it and liked what i read, so i'm giving it a try starting yesterday (October 1st). I have mostly been overweight all my life - except for a couple of periods in my life in my teens and twenties ...