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by Red
Tue May 03, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Story snacks - chocolate cake
Replies: 16
Views: 8610

My favorite is usually anything within arm's reach. <sigh>

:shock:
by Red
Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: People concerned with no snacking
Replies: 19
Views: 12499

People just don't like change. If you change anything at all about yourself, you're changing their world-view - and it unbalances them. There's no comfortable way to get them to accept the differences, as they also have to choose to allow it into their world-view. They will go through times of disco...
by Red
Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ~~~~~April Challenge~~~~~
Replies: 44
Views: 17008

I'm sorry to hear that Merry... Hope this week works out better for you!! :)
by Red
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Story snacks - chocolate cake
Replies: 16
Views: 8610

I love it!!! I'm a "foodie" in the sense that I've ALWAYS loved very very good food... and it LOVES me... in solitary or with company...!!! You do have my curiosity - a cake on a bread...!? Interesting!!! Yes what you've shown me as Fondant - is called Fudge Cake, or a Fudge Torte here. It is REALLY...
by Red
Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Story snacks - chocolate cake
Replies: 16
Views: 8610

Well, if we're chatting about the same thing...(?)... after some reading... there's a wide variety of recipes for what can be considered a butter/chocolate cake - with low quantities of flour. What I was referring to was (I "THINK") sometimes made in US as "molten chocolate" cake. It's more of a sou...
by Red
Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New start
Replies: 9
Views: 5616

Hi Hi TheCatInTheBag!! I'm a complete newbie to NoS - only doing it for about 6 weeks now. I'm SOLD, and love every minute of it. I'm so proud of myself too - passing up on sweets (by the bulk around me unfortunately) - regularly. I can do this, I'm sure you can too!!! I'm on a monthly weigh -in sch...
by Red
Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Story snacks - chocolate cake
Replies: 16
Views: 8610

Hi jackn - the world is slowly waking up to these facts. My husband works for a food company that boasts about how it treats its animals. I wouldn't normally have believed it, but I've seen it with my own eyes, they are so well cared for - and I'm proud to have him work for them. The fight goes on!!...
by Red
Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ~~~~~April Challenge~~~~~
Replies: 44
Views: 17008

YEa wowie... Don't Blink - it all goes by SO very fast!!! :shock: :D
by Red
Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Will I lose weight following the No S Diet?
Replies: 10
Views: 11566

Re: Will I lose weight following the No S Diet?

... I have never felt this way before something clicked today ... HI Mariposa1127 - I'm in the same boat, in fact - my doctor will likely be very unhappy that I'm not on some kind of starve-myself diet, I have over 100lbs to lose. But I've never been happier, and enjoyed food more without any kind ...
by Red
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No sweets is getting depressing here on Day 4...
Replies: 16
Views: 9342

Re: No sweets is getting depressing here on Day 4...

Urgh... I'm getting pretty blue about the no sweets thing. OH goodness, I TOTALLY understand. I come from a long line of excellent home cooks, bakers, and family show-offs at get-togethers. The bounty of food in general, and sweets in specific has been a big thing throughout my life. My mom used to...
by Red
Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S "mods" (add yours!)
Replies: 167
Views: 203590

Newst mod for me... no S - STACKING.

I know the book covers that a little, but found myself starting to go in that direction - NOT to my benefit.

:(

I still am learning to live in between 3 meals without wailing and moaning too loudly. LOL
by Red
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ~~~~~April Challenge~~~~~
Replies: 44
Views: 17008

Here we GO!!! :) MONTH #2!!!!!! S--M--T--W--TH-F--S :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :mrgreen: :D :D :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :D :D :oops: :mrgreen: 27 28 29 :D 4...
by Red
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ~~~~~~~March Challenge~~~~~~
Replies: 42
Views: 21495

Wowie - my first month!!! SUCCESS... :D

:P :P :P :P :P :P :P

Lookie all you great achievers!!! Fabulous!!!
by Red
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What to do about Unbelievable Hunger!?
Replies: 9
Views: 5857

Yep, that was the take-away for me too. I am also apparently susceptible to the whole "oh ghads I've failed" thought process... and everything crumbles. I'm going to do some brainstorming, have some quick small meal fixes available for these scenarios. The first one that comes to mind is a quick veg...
by Red
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What to do about Unbelievable Hunger!?
Replies: 9
Views: 5857

It was a kind of frantic feeding, I don't like that feeling - out of control. Yes, you nailed that oolala! So - classic noob mistake,huh? I'll remember that!!! It's also nice to know that not everything has to be 'by the book'... I've been on one diet or another for so long, it's hard to tell what '...
by Red
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What to do about Unbelievable Hunger!?
Replies: 9
Views: 5857

Thank you Kittson. It is easy to get caught up in the rules, and you pointed that out very beautifully. Big plans with over arching rules, lead to a let down. That's one of the reasons why I liked this program. You made such realistic sense, batting oneself around the head seems silly now. Thank you...
by Red
Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove mod to get started!
Replies: 11
Views: 11135

LMAO - Well, I broached the topic with my left-brained spouse. He was adamant that we don't have the room, with hints at unintentional demolition due to my innate klutziness. :D In other words, no matter what size I picked, he wanted me 15 or 20 feet away from the house. HA. But I'm like the others ...
by Red
Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What to do about Unbelievable Hunger!?
Replies: 9
Views: 5857

Thanks Jen - and NO Kidding!!! This was an aberration - usually lunch is at 11:30 and dinner around 7... I can live with that - if I get a milk or veggie juice around 3ish. But yesterday was a bit of a white storm - all things happening all at once... and I was at my lowest. On normal days - I leave...
by Red
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What to do about Unbelievable Hunger!?
Replies: 9
Views: 5857

What to do about Unbelievable Hunger!?

Well today sucked. I usually can manage hunger between meals, but for whatever reason - I couldn't today. Lunch was 11:30, I learned later that Dinner wasn't going to happen until around 7 (commute from hades, among other reasons.) I started climbing the walls around 3, and at 4:30 gave in, started ...
by Red
Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S day sweets taste ...bad?
Replies: 9
Views: 5210

Yes, but unfortunately - that means your tastes have gotten more expensive. :roll: I used to glutton eat rice crispy marshmallow bars.... now I can barely stand the smell. Amazing. BUT - if offered salted caramel ice cream - it's an extreme force of will power to wait until weekend. Then: cents Now:...
by Red
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's your No S?
Replies: 45
Views: 31678

This is an awesome idea... LOVE reading all of yours!! [list] [*][b]Mods:[/b] None really, except I do try to honor 3 meals on S days. [*][b]Intelligent Dietary Defaults:[/b] Oatmeal for b'fast. Salad/protein lunch. [*][b]Alcohol:[/b] Occasionally - but not on N days. [*][b]Coffee:[/b] EVERY DAY, an...
by Red
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: An interesting Artcile - Sugar Detox
Replies: 15
Views: 10313

[quote="leafy_greens"]Any diet that bans fruit because of the sugar content is far too kooky to be taken seriously, IMO.[/quote] OMG. Like. Every diet I was on. Argh. Most didn't ban fruit outright - but it was SEVERELY restricted. Today - I'll have a piece a meal or so - whatever takes my fancy. (A...
by Red
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are you a food snob?
Replies: 10
Views: 6016

Interestingly... only with certain things... like chocolate, ice cream, bread, fresh vegetables, jelly, fresh fruit, butter, cream, meat,... coffee..., won't eat frozen or canned anything pretty much. OK. I'm a food snob. <sigh>
by Red
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove mod to get started!
Replies: 11
Views: 11135

About a year ago - I had the opportunity to use an actual sledgehammer (a BIG one) on a huge truck tire. WOWO, was I sore. AND for whatever reason, supremely peaceful. I've never heard of this exercise - but it sounds like fun. SO - I think it's going to be awesome as a 63yr old to walk into Lowes o...
by Red
Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Phew. that was rough. But focused again
Replies: 13
Views: 8195

Hang in there FarmerHal... I've hardly ever bawled openly, except when losing my well loved pets. Each holds a dear space in my heart.

Remember the good things!

Red
by Red
Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 3 Meals even on S days....???
Replies: 9
Views: 5705

Hmmm good question... I've been dieting for so so long, with ingrained habits - I often question my own tendencies. AND I wanted to ensure that I wasn't diving down another food-control, slightly obsessive path. It's very hard to let go of the stainless steel grip I've had on my food intake (Unsucce...
by Red
Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do you handle vacations?
Replies: 13
Views: 7332

I'm a cruiser... in other words, I go on 1-2 week vacations on a cruise ship regularly. Here's what keeps the weight off of me, on my last vacation - I lost a lb! - Drink LOTS of water. - Drink more water. - Only eat protein at breakfast. Don't even look at breads, cereals even if you LOVE them. Lik...
by Red
Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 3 meals a day plus desert... Does anybody else do this?
Replies: 10
Views: 6262

Yea, Holocene, I struggled with that too... especially when the diet I'm on actually prescribes it. (I've got scads of Nutrisystem in the house, going to finish out what I have, and the go Full No S after that.)... Nutrisystem claims that they can manage your blood sugar with all of the sweets it gi...
by Red
Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Done with dieting and obsessing!!
Replies: 12
Views: 7792

HI Saramelie - I'm a 'newbie' too... Just started March 2nd. I am kinda giddy with this, and anticipated the minor weight gain during the first month or so... so I put away my scale. Recommend you do so too, and just look for clothes getting more loose. This is the first plan where I have completely...
by Red
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ~~~~~~~March Challenge~~~~~~
Replies: 42
Views: 21495

Hmm... I must be crazy... But here goes!!! March 1 = reading the book for the first time!!! S. M. T. W. TH. F. S. :arrow: :arrow: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :oops: :D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen...
by Red
Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Temptations at the office
Replies: 16
Views: 10087

Donut Fridays....? Ugh!

While strictly dieting (before No S), I would have to walk around the perimeter of my building (no jokes about exercise please, I'm grumbling all the way)... to avoid the Friday donut buffet of sweets. On my first week of No S, I took 2 home, and ate them on my first S day. This was completely aweso...
by Red
Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Phases of No-S (as I see them)
Replies: 54
Views: 67221

6 day old Newbie...

So - I have encountered some fun challenges so far, I'm not quite a newbie...and consider myself almost PRE-Phase 1 (the 'stumbling over my own two left feet' phase while I'm figuring this all out) but your post helps me understand what to expect. I've decided to keep a little log of blockers... jus...
by Red
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 3 Meals even on S days....???
Replies: 9
Views: 5705

Balancing out...

Perhaps that's what the book meant about 'balancing out' your habits. You begin to see some carryover.
by Red
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: People concerned with no snacking
Replies: 19
Views: 12499

What an awesome question...

My father once told me that he was concerned that I wasn't eating enough starch. (I'm over 100lbs overweight). KEEP it up - don't make a bid deal out of it. You're successful - and that's all that matters. Through other draconian means, I have lost 50 lbs - Usually I say when asked "Ohhh I just eat ...
by Red
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 3 Meals even on S days....???
Replies: 9
Views: 5705

3 Meals even on S days....???

Am curious - do most of you stick to 3 meals even on S days (even though you could eat anything you wanted)... ? It's kind of weird that I'm gravitating towards that, but not sure if that's part of the obsessive diet thought process I've cultivated for over 30 years. (Amazing, the need for rules, co...
by Red
Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: If you came to No S as a binge/compulsive/disordered eater..
Replies: 12
Views: 7471

...bumps...

HI - Oolala53 - I'm curious, have you had to deal with emotional eating? Saturday was my first S day, and found myself trolling the kitchen despite not being hungry. It took me a while to calm down, and not be frantic about it. Still puzzling on the source of that. If I understand the book at this p...
by Red
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: No S diet here I come!
Replies: 3
Views: 5380

A Beautiful thing...

SingingShaz, I know where you're coming from, as I have been a chronic dieter for nearly 30 years. Letting go of control is one of the hardest things to do, mostly because it's backed up by fear, which can keep you stuck in old thoughts and habits that may have only worked short term, or perhaps nev...
by Red
Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Intelligent Dietary Defaults (add yours!)
Replies: 93
Views: 138044

Batch cooking, and homemade frozen dinners

I have NO...repeat...NO time during the week to cook. That being said, I often have small amounts of time over the weekend. Everything I cook has more than one meal planned into it. EXAMPLE: Broccoli heads are cooked along with the large stems which I use for soup. Broccoli for dinner, leftovers fro...
by Red
Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: If you came to No S as a binge/compulsive/disordered eater..
Replies: 12
Views: 7471

Serial Dieting brought me here...

I'll be honest, it was a search for a new diet methodology. After 20 years of a wide variety of diets that were supposed to take off the 120 lbs I've been toting around, I still was looking for the right one for me. ALL I have tried have left me in various states of disrepair, including despair that...
by Red
Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Bullet Journal System...
Replies: 0
Views: 4039

Bullet Journal System...

HI Folks I've been a huge fan of the bullet journal - and am using it as my daily check in - with my own red/yellow/green calendar. Somehow manually coloring something has some kind of general fulfilling feeling about it. If you're curious about organizational/tracking tools, check it out. bulletjou...