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by Elizabeth50
Wed May 22, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Accountability Page
Replies: 7
Views: 979

Re: Elizabeth's Accountability Page

Thorough answer Auto. Thank you for answering! As for me, I bought the inexpensive "Reli On" monitor from Wally World. And I can buy a box of 100 strips for right at $18. I think I paid $9 for the monitor, itself. On a side note, I have screwed up my day already...went into binge mode and gggrrrrr.....
by Elizabeth50
Wed May 22, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: People who brag about their diets!
Replies: 3
Views: 1220

Re: People who brag about their diets!

That was funny as all get-out! I just apologized to my husband for being so annoying all these years!
by Elizabeth50
Wed May 22, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Accountability Page
Replies: 7
Views: 979

Re: Elizabeth's Accountability Page

I also keep a check on my BG levels for the same reason. My husband is full-blown Type II and I do not want to get to that point. I'm trying to watch the carbs, without being too restrictive, as restriction leads to binges for me. I am going to try my best to start eating more sensibly. I really enj...
by Elizabeth50
Wed May 22, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Year 5: The Year I Looked at the Plate
Replies: 10
Views: 4285

Re: Year 5: The Year I Looked at the Plate

Very inspiring post. Thank you for sharing!
by Elizabeth50
Wed May 22, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite beverage between meals when you're feeling a little hungry?
Replies: 10
Views: 2116

What is your favorite beverage between meals when you're feeling a little hungry?

I read somewhere to add a Tbsp. of heavy cream to your favorite soft drink to make a "float" when you're feeling hungry between meals. The fat in the cream will help you stay full. This sounded horrid to me, but I love diet Dr. Pepper and tried it...and loved it! What's your favorite go-to beverage ...
by Elizabeth50
Wed May 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Kindle Version of No S book
Replies: 1
Views: 551

Kindle Version of No S book

I'm so glad to see that No S comes in Kindle version! I just ordered a new copy because I had given my paperback away and regretted it. So glad to have the Kindle version on hand anytime, anywhere! Great price, too!
by Elizabeth50
Wed May 22, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: scale y/n?
Replies: 13
Views: 2803

Re: scale y/n?

No for me. I hid my scale away a couple months ago and I feel like I've been unchained! I love the freedom of not worrying over fluctuations anymore.
by Elizabeth50
Wed May 22, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Accountability Page
Replies: 7
Views: 979

Re: Elizabeth's Accountability Page

Hi Automated! Thanks for stopping by! I've decided to change things and skip the sweet/snack on N days. I did have a single serving of ice cream yesterday, but found I really didn't need it. Also, I checked my blood glucose this morning and was at 108, so I really shouldn't have sweets once a day, e...
by Elizabeth50
Tue May 21, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Accountability Page
Replies: 7
Views: 979

Elizabeth's Accountability Page

It's been a couple years since I've been here. I'm back because I need some sort of structure, otherwise I'm bingeing and completely out of control. I am reading a book called Brain Over Binge, but I'm still completely out of control, therefore, the structure. Here is my plan: I'm not following vani...
by Elizabeth50
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57289

Noni, Congrats on taking the two pounds right back off! I thank you for stopping by my check-in and leaving good advice. I've decided to get out of this diet mindset, and honestly being here doesn't help in that regard. As one poster suggested in another topic, I (or people in my "group") must have ...
by Elizabeth50
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 city rankings
Replies: 11
Views: 7099

oolala53 wrote:I imagine there must be mind sets within these groups that legitimize overeating and high weights and make cutting food intake sound difficult and oppressive.
:roll:
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 164205

Bluebell, I know you're right about not focusing on the weight loss aspect. I can't seem to help myself. I really need to focus on making better choices more often, and portion control. I've got to get rid of this diet head! Maggiemae, So with you on the thinking about food all the time. From the ti...
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 164205

I like the bistro idea! I'll use that one, as well! I have been doing the same with the dense foods. I'm going to start working better on that, too. Our breakfast is pretty standard Southern fare, but I could do much better in the non-starchy vegetable department (or vegetables at all) during lunch ...
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 164205

Maggiemae, Now that it's a new day, I hope you've woken up with a new resolve. Like you, I have been thinking of throwing in the towel. But thanks to the neighbors dogs waking me up early, I've had a lot of time to sit quietly and think this morning about my difficulty in sticking with this and thou...
by Elizabeth50
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 164205

Maggiemae, You aren't kidding! I hope you all are safe now!

I'm sorry you're struggling. The past few days have been bad here, too, so please don't feel alone.

I hope someone who has more experience here can give you some good advice. Hang in there.
by Elizabeth50
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 164205

ROFL Noni, You ain't lyin'! hahaha
by Elizabeth50
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Allison's Springtime check-in
Replies: 171
Views: 53945

Oh my goodness. I hope the little one gets over it quick and none of the rest of you catch it.

I like the way you're tweaking your S days to suit yourself! Sounds like a plan! :)
by Elizabeth50
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

Thank you both for the wonderful advice. I will take it to heart. Yes, I have read many people talk about coming back. I am one of them. haha I am the same about the streak. The fail/start over... well, let's just say I was again trying to start one, and it's just not happening. So I'm going to take...
by Elizabeth50
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

Breakfast:
coffee/cream
egg salad sandwich
by Elizabeth50
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 230
Views: 73902

LOL Noni! At least they have their big, beautiful showplace kitchen, though.
by Elizabeth50
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57289

Noni, As always you had a super day yesterday! :)
by Elizabeth50
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

Noni, In all honesty, sometimes it is hunger, but more often than not I just have an overwhelming urge to eat. It's usually mouth hunger that makes me want to eat. Such as last night I was craving something crunchy and ended up eating crackers galore, then added sliced cheese when the crackers got b...
by Elizabeth50
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Allison's Springtime check-in
Replies: 171
Views: 53945

Allison, Good for you in not letting things get out of hand! I hope your husband is feeling much better soon.
by Elizabeth50
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 230
Views: 73902

Oolala, We do have a couple of rooms closed off. I do use one for shovelglove. Otherwise, we don't use it. TexArk, I understand not wanting others stuff. I have a couple pieces of furniture and a couple small mementos from my parents. The rest my sibling wanted, and I'm good with that. Things are no...
by Elizabeth50
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

TexArk, Thank you SO much for reminding me that IE is not the way to go. I KNOW it doesn't work for me. What was I thinking? I always want to revert to IE when I am having a hard time sticking to plan. My problem with IE is always second guessing if I'm truly hungry. Now that drove me crazy! So I do...
by Elizabeth50
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

Hi Allison! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a fabulous weekend, too. Have fun stitching! :) I completely agree with you about the S days, Noni. I'm afraid I've had two pretty rough days, and I'm thinking of going back to IE. Even though I don't lose weight with IE, I have more peace eati...
by Elizabeth50
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 164205

Love it! 1955 blah hehe
by Elizabeth50
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 230
Views: 73902

I envy your tiny house Oolala. Our house is average size, three bedroom/one bath. We've done some figuring, and at our age, it's cheaper just to stay put. But we have way more room than we need. I'd love to live in a much smaller place.
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57289

hahaha Yes, I'm afraid counting is required. ;-)

A 21 calorie cookie. Yes! :)
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

I am still using the sweet mod, Noni. I'd go crazy on weekends if I didn't. That's been my past experience. I admire those who can control themselves on S days, while avoiding sweets altogether on N days. I've learned to go with the flow of the insomnia. Melatonin doesn't work for me. I haven't trie...
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breathing technique to help fight cravings.
Replies: 15
Views: 7366

So true Noni! I remember when I worked, there was a lady that brought a baked good in several times a week. None of us could resist.
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Allison's Springtime check-in
Replies: 171
Views: 53945

Almost done! It's gonna be beautiful!

WTG on staying strong! :)
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 246
Views: 74265

Hi Lackspur, Welcome! I've been a returnee to No S for about the same amount of time you've been here! Wishing you well! I like the way you are exercising by hiking! I think you're doing great!
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57289

I hope you're feeling much better today!

LOL on the pickles. I hope you get through them soon enough. Your pickle story reminded me of Aunt Bee's awful pickles episode on Andy Griffith. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXcae7-RRpU

I think you'll enjoy the counted cross-stitch. :)
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57289

Hi Noni, I saw a post you made on Allisonmeg's page about the cross-stitch. Those she has made a beautiful! You should try it if you would like something to keep your hands busy. It's really not hard. I'm sure you must have a Walmart near you. If yours is like ours, they have small kits you can buy ...
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

Good Morning, Noni! Oh yeah, we fry our Spam until crispy, too. I can't imagine having it any other way. You definitely have to have a love for salt to enjoy Spam. I get my love of salt from Mama. Daddy never added salt to anything and couldn't stand to see us add it to our own food, declaring, "Sal...
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

Breakfast:
coffee/cream
country ham
2 eggs scrambled
1 toast, buttered

Lunch:
pintos
cabbage
spam
cornbread
sm. pc. choc. fudge

Supper:
choc. fudge
meatloaf

Shovelglove: 8 minutes
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breathing technique to help fight cravings.
Replies: 15
Views: 7366

I think I'll put my body into shock by telling it "NO". But it will be interesting to see what happens. I'm looking forward to this challenge. PS I remember MaggieMae (I'm sure it was her) saying that "nothing" happened when she didn't give in to the sweet! So I look forward to nothing happening, I ...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Audrey's Daily Check-in Start date 3/18/17
Replies: 9
Views: 5190

Hi Audrey! Welcome to No S! Sounds like you're off to a good start! :D
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breathing technique to help fight cravings.
Replies: 15
Views: 7366

You have a valid point Oolala. I certainly hope to gain more resolve along the way. It would be wonderful to wait it out more often than giving in!
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Allison's Springtime check-in
Replies: 171
Views: 53945

You're doing great, Allisonmeg!

I haven't picked up my cross-stitch in a few days, but when I do, I enjoy watching something online or on TV, as well. It's a great way to keep the hands busy. I'm looking so forward to seeing your girl snow angel finished. :)
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 230
Views: 73902

Congrats on eating something green at least once a day! Terrific! We know it's not easy! :wink: And double congrats on getting through your 30 days and starting anew! Awesome! Don't you enjoy getting rid of "stuff"? It's really freeing. Speaking of downsizing, our daughter and her husband built a ho...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

LOL, TexArk! Yes, Treet is exactly like Spam. Actually, the brand I have is from Aldi, but it's easier just to type "Spam" because most have heard of it, I'm guessing. :wink: This is the first "Spam" I've cooked in many years. I don't know why. I just never think about it, but saw it at Aldi the oth...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breathing technique to help fight cravings.
Replies: 15
Views: 7366

I wish it worked for insomnia, too. I wake in the middle of the night and I'm usually up at least three hours. This is most nights. When I did the breathing technique the other day, I did it because I was feeling tense, like maybe my blood pressure was a little elevated. I don't know if it was neces...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 164205

Wise advice. Thank you, Oolala!
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: O43 Check-in
Replies: 976
Views: 613177

Congratulations on a great weight loss so far! You're doing wonderfully! I can't wait to get into the 100's with you! :)
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

Thank you, Over43. I think I will start sharing my meals again. It'll keep me honest, anyway. I have insomnia and woke up at 2am and was up for about 3-1/2 hours. About 4 am I was so hungry..so here's where my day started. Wee hours of morning: 4 oz. buttermilk Breakfast: saucer of shepherd's pie Lu...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57289

I'm sure you're right about losing weight, Noni. Thanks for the support! I don't know that much about the thyroid issue. My doctor does a bloodwork every 6 months and adjusts my med as needed. I just go with what she tells me and follow her advice. I should really do some research to learn more abou...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

Noni, I wanted to type out my food, but I'm so embarrassed by the things I eat (lack of vegetables)...that I shamed myself out of doing it! :oops: :lol: The challenge above is for staying on track with only three plates, no snacking between meals. I hope shooting for a 21 day streak will give me a l...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Average 21 Day Challenge Loss?
Replies: 12
Views: 7060

Noni, I think it's a shame others didn't acknowledge your weight loss success. I've tried LF diets before, and like you, stayed in a constant state of hunger. You're right about the kitchen remaining cleaner, though. :) Over43, I did go ahead and start a personal challenge. Feeling determined at the...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 164205

Thank you, MaggieMae! I so hope you're right. I appreciate the support. :)
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

cancelling my 21 day challenge to do on paper at home.
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Average 21 Day Challenge Loss?
Replies: 12
Views: 7060

Over43, Those are great weight loss numbers! Congratulations! Noni, You are too funny! :lol: I don't even see a 21 day challenge listed, but sounds like something I'd love to do. I'm having a hard time accomplishing one full week of green, so maybe a challenge is just what I need to motivate me. I t...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 164205

I went off the rails yesterday! I may not lose any weight this month because of all the bad days I've had. But it's okay. I am happy to see that I have twice as many green days as red ones. 14-7. I will never give up trying!
by Elizabeth50
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57289

Yes it was a cream pie. I absolutely love custard, though. Shoot, I love them both. I hope to still have that recipe saved. I know what you mean about it being harder to lose weight. I have thyroid issues on top of my age. As much as I want to lose weight, I more want to start eating normally and ge...
by Elizabeth50
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breathing technique to help fight cravings.
Replies: 15
Views: 7366

Rofl Noni! I know just what you mean! :-)

Believe it or not I tried that technique earlier and next thing I knew I was waking up. Had only dozed off. But it could have been a result of last night's insomnia. ;-)
by Elizabeth50
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

Haha Kermit is so right.

You know, I don't believe I've had any green vegetables in a few days. :oops:

Oh wait! Bell peppers! :D
by Elizabeth50
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57289

I'm impressed that you did IF for 1-1/2 years. I tried it and barely lasted two weeks. I would have loved to have stuck it out, but it just wasn't for me. But, I'd love to get past feeling the need for breakfast. I always wait until I'm really hungry to eat. Sometimes that may be well into the morni...
by Elizabeth50
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

Noni, these were restaurant size with the rye bread we chose. My husband could only eat half of his, as well. We only make them occasionally, so when we do have them, they are extra special. Next time I'm making one to split between the two of us. They are so delicious with potato salad on the side....
by Elizabeth50
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57289

Noni, I admire how you can have just coffee with cream for breakfast. I've noticed that. I usually have two small cups of coffee with cream in the mornings, but later seem to need food. I would love to get where you are with having only coffee.

How did the coconut custard come out this time?
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Allison's Springtime check-in
Replies: 171
Views: 53945

Good for you, Allison! As TexArk mentioned this morning, that's why some here use the term "Mark it and move on!" I'm going to remember that one, myself. Have a great rest of your day! If you get tempted, pull out your beautiful cross-stitch and start stitching.
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Denver 1973 Sunday check ins!
Replies: 35
Views: 14147

Welcome to your first week Denver. I look forward to seeing your progress! Have a great week!
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

Congratulations on completing your 30 days! You're so right. There is a very big difference between one or two small infractions and an all out binge. You know, this little guy :twisted: might be a good one for those kinds of days. :wink: I'm hoping to get through March with many more green than red...
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

Well, my hopes and dreams of having a seven day run of green ended on day one. I didn't have a bad day so much as I simply didn't follow the three plate rule. Back to the drawing board. 8)
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breathing technique to help fight cravings.
Replies: 15
Views: 7366

Breathing technique to help fight cravings.

I found this video recently and remembered it this morning. I'm going to try this technique when I have cravings, in hopes it will be beneficial. I thought I'd share it. Maybe some of you will find it useful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VJVHcp7xmg
by Elizabeth50
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

I completely had a fail yesterday. That makes two red days for the week. The week before I had three red days, so maybe I'm making some headway. I'm shooting for all :mrgreen: this week!
by Elizabeth50
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 164205

Lol Bless your husband's heart and the poor fellow who has to eat crunchy green beans.

In the south we like our green beans tender and our chicken crispy. ;-)

You need to cook yourself some beans and cornbread. Yummy! :-)
by Elizabeth50
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 164205

LOL on the green beans. Tell your husband that in the South you'll never hear, "Honey, do you think those green beans have cooked enough?" ;-) We cook ours to death (with a little pork meat and/or fat) and they are sweet and delicious! You made my mouth water talking about the onion with the pinto b...
by Elizabeth50
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasur
Replies: 33
Views: 14734

After seeing those two names mentioned a couple times, I'll definitely have to check their books out. Mine finally arrived today. I'm looking forward to having some time to delve into it!
by Elizabeth50
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S Day Thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 5771

Thank you Noni! I appreciate it. I'm sorry for the late reply, but missed it until now, somehow. :)
by Elizabeth50
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Allison's Springtime check-in
Replies: 171
Views: 53945

A ladylike S day. I love the way you put that! lol

Isn't it nice to eat eggs simply because you want to, and not because you have to?

Happy Birthday to your hubby!
by Elizabeth50
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Realization....
Replies: 12
Views: 8917

Welcome back! Been there before! I don't know if you're part of the year challenge, but would love to welcome you to join us. It's really helping me hang in there even though I am having off days. :)
by Elizabeth50
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

03/17/17

Breakfast:
Gravy Biscuit

V8

Lunch:
Potato Salad
5 Crackers
1 P.B. cookie

Supper:
1/2 Reuben sandwich
Potato salad
by Elizabeth50
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 164205

I grew up on meat and potatoes..and living in the South, our vegetables are usually cooked in fattening casseroles. (Some may argue this, but that's been the case in my family.) There are very few "healthy" cooked vegetables I like. Let's see, there's green beans, broccoli (but with cheese sauce), r...
by Elizabeth50
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 164205

TexArk, You're doing really great! I'm so with you on wanting to eat more vegetables. I seem to be all talk and little action in regards to that though. Hoping to change that!
by Elizabeth50
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

I may need to resort to that, myself, Noni. That's a good idea. :)
by Elizabeth50
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 164205

MaggieMae wrote:I told myself, what's the worst that Will happen if you don't get that sweet treat?? I found out that nothing happens!
Awesome!!! I love your thought and will borrow from you. Congratulations on getting through a really tough time!
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Allison's Springtime check-in
Replies: 171
Views: 53945

Me too! Please continue to share your projects. :)
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Allison's Springtime check-in
Replies: 171
Views: 53945

Oh my goodness! Absolutely beautiful! I'm am so impressed! Just gorgeous, and I love the matting and frames you chose!

I'm so glad you're going to do the boy, too! You'll have to share photos when you're done with both of those! :)
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57289

Yes you are blessed, Noni! Very blessed to still have your mom with you, too! :)
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Allison's Springtime check-in
Replies: 171
Views: 53945

Good Morning! I'm glad to hear that sharing your food publicly is helping hold you more accountable. That's my main reason for starting to share, as well. I looked up the snow angel patterns. How adorable those are! Are you making that one for yourself or as a gift? I've always given my finished cro...
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

Hi Noni, Yes I do make my own. We are finishing the last of what I put in the freezer a few weeks ago. Love it! 03/16/17 Breakfast: Coffee/cream 1 Sausage Patty 2 eggs, scrambled 1 buttered toast Lunch: Spaghetti with meat sauce Roasted carrots Supper: Spaghetti with meat sauce Roasted carrots 3 Wav...
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

I had a great day yesterday, in that I didn't snack between meals. But I was in a rather sweet and snacky mood. I'm almost embarrassed by my food choices, but it is what it is. I'm going to start posting my food publicly. Maybe that will convince me to start incorporating those vegetables I keep pla...
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasur
Replies: 33
Views: 14734

Congrats on another successful day! :) Doesn't it make you wonder why we didn't do this years ago? In my case, stick with it years ago. :roll: :)
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Yearly check in!
Replies: 8
Views: 8727

Congratulations on your success! Very inspiring!
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Allison's Springtime check-in
Replies: 171
Views: 53945

Re: Allison's Springtime check-in

****DINNER AT LEAST 4 HOURS AFTER LUNCH***** Allisonmeg, You're doing great with your eating, I think! I'm trying to get brave enough to post my foods. Maybe I'll get the courage up soon. Your plan and mine are the same; waiting 4 hours between meals. I try to wait longer, but that's my minimum wai...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ruth's "Fail Better" No S Check In
Replies: 4
Views: 3379

Hi Ruth! Welcome to No S! I love your "Fail better" quote, too. A great way of thinking!
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasur
Replies: 33
Views: 14734

Welcome to No S, Kyl77! I am really looking forward to reading this one, too.

I've recently returned to No S with all intentions of never leaving again. I'm glad you're enjoying this way of eating!
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57289

LOL no blame felt here. ;-) Boy have I been there before. The potato trick has worked for me in the past, but I have had to waste some food in the past because of that wonderfully evil salt. Thankfully, only once or twice.
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57289

Hahaha I know what you mean Noni! I don't know how it felt to my mom and uncle to have a brother and sister so young. But in my case, my aunt was my sister's age (two years older than myself) and her brother four years older than me. I considered them more cousins than aunt and uncle. :) As for the ...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

Elizabeth, how do you get the quote to be in a "box"? Thank you Noni, I was amazed I could do it at all one handed so soon. I haven't done shovelglove yet this morning, but will update afterward how it goes. Thank you for the tip on using both arms. I think it helped strengthen those muscles to hel...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

While I went on an all out snackfest yesterday, it's now a new day and I awoke with an attitude of sticktoitiveness this morning. I didn't do the shovelglove yesterday, either. But I'm getting back to that this morning, as well. I don't have set mealtimes. I have my first meal of the day when I feel...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasur
Replies: 33
Views: 14734

Kaalii, I think you described me there. ;-) But you're right, there are a lot more overweight compared to when I was growing up. And looking back at my Mom's and Dad's old high school yearbooks, there were even fewer overweight people pictured. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that processed f...
by Elizabeth50
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasur
Replies: 33
Views: 14734

Thank you for sharing your experiences while there, TexArk. Very interesting! I thoroughly enjoyed your post. It would have been nice to have had that kind of life growing up. I hate for the French that things are changing more to our way of living. We can see where that's gotten us, food wise, espe...
by Elizabeth50
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 31085

I have had a major fail today. Back to the drawing board!
by Elizabeth50
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 589103

I'm glad you're feeling better. No, I didn't think you sounded shallow at all. I hate what having babies did to my lower abdomen, too. Not so much anymore, but it really bothered me when I was younger, so I understand where you're coming from there! :)
by Elizabeth50
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasur
Replies: 33
Views: 14734

Thank you for your review eam. I agree that the leek soup sounds like a crash diet and I will definitely not be paying that any attention! And as for the yogurt, I'm not a huge fan, so I'm going to ignore that part, too. I'll most likely take your advice. And I do enjoy what I eat! That's been a pro...
by Elizabeth50
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasur
Replies: 33
Views: 14734

I did read some reviews that said the author of "French Women Don't Get Fat" seemed quite condescending toward Americans. Others disagreed. I hope I'll be in the latter category, or that book will probably annoy me to the point of not finishing it. I will have to look up the two authors you mentione...
by Elizabeth50
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57289

WTG on the candy, only having a small square. You're a determined lady! Coconut Custard! My husband would kiss the ground you walk on! Sounds pretty good to me, too! I meant to reply earlier about your having a son in high school. My grandparents had two children after they married and two more twen...
by Elizabeth50
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 57289

Good Morning Noni, Hahaha about the BMI. Just when you think you're there! lol You're so right about the salad. I've never been one much for salad, but try to eat one now and then. I hate waste. We made one salad from a fresh head of lettuce a few days ago. I chopped it with a produce (plastic) knif...