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by bunsofaluminum
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Well, here I am at the end of April. I guess I'm not posting daily check ins. But that's because everything is going along just fine. On Easter, something cool. We were visiting between services at my mom's church, and we got talking about how French people aren't fat. She says "Yeah, this No S diet...
by bunsofaluminum
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

these past two S days were nice and sane. I loved having my little treats... cinnamon sticky buns on Saturday, and a late night snack on Sunday night. I also allowed myself buttered toast with a meal on Sunday. Otherwise, meals were normal. Didn't overdo on ANYTHING. It was terrific. Now those stick...
by bunsofaluminum
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

The scale is beginning to move downward! though last weekend, with Friday being a Capital S day (St Patrick's), and Sunday I ate plenty and beyond of the yummy desserts at the family celebration of that holiday...and on Monday the scale was up three. But it's back down again, and staying. Slowing my...
by bunsofaluminum
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Two more "normal with chocolate" S days behind me, and still chewing every bite thoroughly, stopping when full. I can tell when I need to make a meal a little bit bigger...and I do...but overall eating about half what I was putting on my plates when I first started No S'ing. :) but today was a close...
by bunsofaluminum
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

ROFL! I am glad I read your post to remind me to chew my food completely! And also to have a bagel now and then. lol A funny post to go along with your funny user name. Thank you for the giggles and the inadvertent advice. :) thanks Elizabeth. It is kind of comical, but I learned my lesson: smaller...
by bunsofaluminum
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Slower eating. Chewing my food thoroughly. OH MY WORD a bite of bagel becomes a MASS of food when you really masticate it. Normally just chomping a few times and swallowing, no big deal, but when you really chew it, it seems to expand and becomes sort of burdensome like...what HAVE I got myself into...
by bunsofaluminum
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

S days were MUCH better this time around. Though I did have some potato chips, out of the bag, it wasn't because I was out of control snarfing and simply cramming food in with an eye on what I'd eat next. I also ate a bowl of granola near the end of the evening. So on Saturday my "s treat" was simpl...
by bunsofaluminum
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2150
Views: 925235

Oh that's right...Lent. Pancakes tomorrow!

I'm interested in your "low eating"...just a low calorie day? Smaller meals, only one meal?
by bunsofaluminum
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1095
Views: 337649

I wonder if he is similar to Doug Lisle, who wrote the book The Pleasure Trap.

I'm listening to the podcast now. :)
by bunsofaluminum
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

two days have passed since I posted my thoughts about getting some peace with...appetite? my current weight? food sanity? No S?... Had to catch myself on Thursday, not to just say screw it and eat all the things, though I did have popcorn with my BF in the evening, so it was a red day. And I was rea...
by bunsofaluminum
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The most unusual, anti-paleo and anti low-carb mod
Replies: 14
Views: 9383

The president of the potato board or something. He had fries once in a while, for the fats, and he thrived. It isn't ideal, but it is possible to live on nothing but potatoes. They have every nutrient that our bodies need to live...not thrive mind you, I know that...but the fact is, potatoes are ver...
by bunsofaluminum
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Vanilla Light!
Replies: 8
Views: 6239

well done! I appreciate your post, because I'm looking for "tweak" ideas myself.
by bunsofaluminum
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

buns, I know there are some on here who are strictly doing NoS for the "sanity about food" purpose, without caring about weight loss, either because they are already at a weight they are happy with, or because their goals of weight loss are secondary to their goals of "sanity about food." You have ...
by bunsofaluminum
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

thanks Blessing! this is SO GOOD! I was trying to remember who on this discussion board had tweaked No S to include a sweet every day, so that the S days didn't get out of control. That's you, eh? hmmm...sweets aren't that important to me, but maybe one snack a day would help...and just carry it ove...
by bunsofaluminum
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

I had one normal S day...meals plus chocolate and didn't indulge in any other S's. But on Sunday, good grief. I popped some corn when I got home from work, and ate it all. Then just grabbed the potato chips and ate straight out of the bag. And then, a really nice roll...Beehive Rolls that only one g...
by bunsofaluminum
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

well Valentine's week had a few yellow days for me, because my son was in town! He arrived Monday night, and we went to lunch on Tuesday, where I ate a normal meal, then we shared a dessert. That was my only S for the day. Wednesday, pizza with all my kids and there was some LO Valentine's candy so ...
by bunsofaluminum
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1095
Views: 337649

ooh, homemade granola bars! I'll have to get on the ball with that...but I'm with you: Best to bake them on an S day, cuz I know I'll "taste test" them.
But it's a great idea. making your own.
by bunsofaluminum
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Hi Merry! thanks for dropping by. You're right about moving being a high energy activity, but I didn't do hardly anything for her, because of my knee, and she had her roommate and a friend there, too. No up and down stairs, and really not even any lifting boxes or such. I did help my mom change her ...
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Still Doing It Daily!
Replies: 2
Views: 3322

Still Doing It Daily!

Yay! I made a "new month's resolution" of doing shovelglove (or in my case, skilletglove) every day for the month of February, and I started on the last Monday of January, because I didn't want to start in the middle of the week/Feb 1 was a Wednesday. And! Unlike every other exercise regimen that I'...
by bunsofaluminum
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Yesterday I didn't do shovel glove. My feet hit the floor running when I got up, and when my morning of helping my daughter move was over, it was so exaltedly beautiful outside, I went to the park and just enjoyed being outdoors. Then home and hung out with my man. A very nice day, but no skillet gl...
by bunsofaluminum
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

ended up making Monday a red day, as there were pretzels just sitting out, in an open bag, ON the couch, when I got home from work. So I had a few. But this is also something new...a FEW? There was about one "serving" left in the pretzel bag and I could have easily polished them off. But I didn't. I...
by bunsofaluminum
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

S days were great. In control, almost like N days plus chocolate though I did have one snack, each day. No sweets nor seconds. My skillet glove habitcal is filling up with green. That has turned out to be quite a motivator for me...I REALLY want to see all of those green squares packed in there. I a...
by bunsofaluminum
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Thanks Merry. And I was sad again because I had to work, and couldn't go to her funeral.

Terrific, in control S days. Normal meals, plus chocolate, plus one snack yesterday. Today is Sunday. Nothing is calling out to me so maybe it'll just be normal meals plus chocolate.
by bunsofaluminum
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Hang in there, bunso. I hate those emotional, hormonal times. thanks Merry. I found out later in the evening that an old church friend has passed away :( For what it's worth, I think my spirit knew. Years ago, Sandy and I, and her husband Henry, were the main core of the prayer team before services...
by bunsofaluminum
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Hi IDK thanks. I hope they work for me when my resolve is weak. Like today.. pfft... for some reason it's been a weepy, emotional day for absolutely no reason. Just heavy hearted, and crying over nothing whatsoever. Like...reading a book, not at a sad part or anything else...and bawling. Getting on ...
by bunsofaluminum
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Thanks Kaali, Merry, and Allisonmeg. :) it was fun writing those. I started out just jotting some things in my journal and it turned into...that. :lol: S days behind me...very reasonable, moderate S days. ON Saturday I ate candy. Reese's miniatures which made me feel nauseous. I may have turned myse...
by bunsofaluminum
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

NOTE: even if I wolf down the meal, no seconds means there is a brake applied to the amount I eat. OMG, reading over my "notes" and seeing this actually brought tears to my eyes. I am SO GRATEFUL for this concept. No Seconds! wow...it's almost breathtaking in its simplicity and its power. Overeatin...
by bunsofaluminum
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

THE LESSONS OF NO S (all of them learned thru experience…the best teacher) There are two rules, essentially First: Don’t eat seconds, snacks or sweets. By limiting myself strictly to three plates of food a day, no seconds, and nothing between meals (no snacks), I am learning that I don't have to fe...
by bunsofaluminum
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

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by bunsofaluminum
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3730
Views: 1143695

Linda, looks like you're doing great... -47 lbs? Wow! Maybe the same for me, some day :) Hopefully your new venture with your psychic friend will be good. Just be alert to overdoing and take care of yourself. I'm just getting ready to volunteer as a ESL teacher with refugees in SLC. Training for me ...
by bunsofaluminum
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 29867

good job, getting back on track for Friday. Does it help to think of a "stumble" in this analogy? If you are driving along, and your front wheel drifts onto the shoulder, do you correct and continue driving? Sure! Anyone's wheel can drift, but getting back on the road means correcting mildly and car...
by bunsofaluminum
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee's daily check in
Replies: 321
Views: 105825

looks like your S day was quite sane. Doesn't it feel so good. Congrats on resisting the garlic bread.

I'm proud of you! You're sticking to it, and you are losing weight. Awesome!
by bunsofaluminum
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 156083

Treats today: Chocolate pudding Bite of husband's cake in the cafe Two squares of milk chocolate Four chocolate mints I didn't enjoy them. But I can't quite switch off the wanting of them. However I am not shovelling them down in vast quantities as I have done before NoS, so maybe there is some pro...
by bunsofaluminum
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1095
Views: 337649

ooh, this looks likely. I have granola bars for breakfast on Sundays, because they are portable for taking to work and eating at my desk. I'm going to give this a try when my current stock of store bought granola bars runs out :)
by bunsofaluminum
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

hi Merry! thanks for dropping by. I think I'm going to end up the same. Adding a plate size rule isn't really doing anything for me, but depending on what the food is, I also adjust plate size. Salads get large plates. Sandwich and veg stix, not so big. Etc. I am more mindful of the virtual plating ...
by bunsofaluminum
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Okay, so I tried out the small plate thing for the majority of my meals this past week. Not sure if I'm a fan, because the appetite kicked in more often than usual. BUT...it never once killed me. Just not a delightful comfortable feeling. And last night before dinner I got SO hungry, I was afraid I'...
by bunsofaluminum
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

hi Beginagain and Kaali thanks for dropping by. It's encouraging to have people comment on my posts. Okay, S days over. I am SO GLAD to be getting back to normal with N days, but can't figure out why. Was my eating over the top? I baked bread on Saturday and had several slices with butter. OH YUM! I...
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Got Non Scale Victories? Post 'em here!
Replies: 49
Views: 23381

I love these stories...Calvin Klein jeans! how good that must feel! And bluebell, being at ease with your own body is gold. Beyond value.
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 836
Views: 550676

Yay! a perfectly executed 21 days on plan! I flubbed several times in December, and made a fresh start on Jan 1...and here I am, on the 21st, posting a 21 day testimonial. The major difference now, from where I started: I am finding that my eyes are too big for my stomach nine times out of 10. and y...
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

I wrote this on the FB page and wanted to save where I could find it again Let's say it takes a year to lose 20 pounds on no S...if you had done the usual, you would either stay the same or gain weight. If you went on diets, like the old-fashioned meaning of the word, and lost 20 pounds in a month, ...
by bunsofaluminum
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No Seconds
Replies: 6
Views: 4815

Re: No Seconds

:oops: Okay, this took years, but you might as well benefit: No Seconds was the "S" that was the hardest, okay, impossiblest, for me. I've been pretty much No S for several years now and it has been a fantastic way to clear my mind of food clutter by focusing decisions down to three per day. (Fourt...
by bunsofaluminum
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Got Non Scale Victories? Post 'em here!
Replies: 49
Views: 23381

Puttering around in the kitchen, making lunch, I came across what is left of the (really yummy peanut butter) cookies from our family Xmas get together. They tasted good on the night an S day for sure, and they tasted good when I had some on a regular S day (about a week ago)..h.and there they were,...
by bunsofaluminum
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

down three lbs and it's sticking. :) This week, I've really been committed to chewing my food thoroughly and stopping when full. When I eat that way, I tend not to feel hungry until close to meal time, so I'm going to keep that up. This morning breakfast, I wasn't able to finish. Tossed two or three...
by bunsofaluminum
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Two S days over. Saturday was just like an N day with chocolate added, and I had a bite or two extra of the chicken noodle soup I had for dinner. Sunday was a LEETLE bit more indulgent. I ate regular meals and had chocolate while at work. When I got home, I decided to make popcorn which was REALLY d...
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is Fat Shaming Always Wrong?
Replies: 31
Views: 19716

my mom started commenting on my weight at age 13, which btw was when I actually started gaining. She didn't care where we were or who heard her. "Yes, this is Heidi. She's done growing up; now she is growing out" (verbatim quote, from coffee hour at church, when I weighed a "whopping" 160 lbs.) It f...
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Musings on Audrey
Replies: 3
Views: 4056

Audrey Hepburn was an amazing woman. She was a philanthropist who used her clout to bring attention to the under privileged. Good woman. Where she was a perfect hour glass with 34 inch hips and bust, I'm a lopsided 30-23.5-33, giving me an unappealing pear look. Unappealing?!!?? Baby, booty is IN ST...
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3730
Views: 1143695

Yes, the fried avocado had a seasoned bread coating & it was SO good. Definitely going to try to replicate this at home. Not sure if I said before but we're in park city, Utah. First time here but I think we may try to make this a yearly trip. It's been great. I hear ya on the weighing but yeah I'm...
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 2017 check-in for Allisonmeg
Replies: 105
Views: 40284

oh sweetheart :( I can relate, as my son attempted suicide a few years ago, too. It is a frightening thing, and very difficult. I pray your daughter finds peace. May she come out of that darkness into a place of serenity.
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: beginagain NoS (no bingeing) check in
Replies: 44
Views: 17228

way to go! you made it a week :) five green days in a row...nice. I love that you are getting into the book and finding help for yourself for the bingeing weekends. I've seen a lot of frustration on the FB group about this issue... doing just fine all week, and then reversing everything by overdoing...
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee's daily check in
Replies: 321
Views: 105825

look at you! You're doing it AND you are losing weight...wonderful! :)
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breaking the diet mentality
Replies: 5
Views: 3877

Hi newlib It's kinda rough, isn't it? For me, what helped more than anything, was putting a handful of chips on my lunch plate on N days, when I wanted them, which was pretty often at first. Every day, and sometimes with lunch and dinner. Also, I pigged out on an entire bag of potato chips, on one o...
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 149831

I had two red days this week but they were pretty minor fails. Not gonna stress about it. So, instead of watching videos about diets, I started watching documentaries on YouTube. Once you watch one,they start showing other recommendations. I just watched a good one about typhoid Mary. https://youtu...
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie questions if you could help please?
Replies: 10
Views: 5480

Oh my gosh, you did well to refuse those sweets on your first day! congratulations for that! I just want to add my encouragement for your journey here. I have always been an overeater, and I can promise you that as you stick to this strictly, your appetite will adjust. My first week or so, I filled ...
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Just filled in two yellow days on HabitCal for my S days, and see two SOLID GREEN weeks! :) Changed my mind about going 11 N days, then three S days. Just going to keep it at vanilla No S. I made a "New Months Resolution" for January: Eat a big green salad every day, and I've been doing that. I'm th...
by bunsofaluminum
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Excited for an S day coming up. Chocolate! Also thinking about my once a month popcorn. Next weekend, for sure, since I took a couple of vacation days. I'll have two days entirely to myself at home, and I'm going to love it!

Popcorn and Netflix for at least part of one of those days. ;)
by bunsofaluminum
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

The book is so worth reading! I'm glad I got it. I've copped a bit of an attitude about No S lately, because it's been a long LONG time since i started, and I actually gained five lbs, and finally I am down two lbs after two weeks of being REALLY strict with the low fat McDougall plan. which makes m...
by bunsofaluminum
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

got my book today! Days off coming up, so I'll have plenty of time to read it. Down 1/2 a pound. We'll see. To be totally honest, though I absolutely love the way my mindset towards food has changed with this, I am not feeling like it's working for me, for weight loss. I've been at it since mid-May,...
by bunsofaluminum
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Just thought of something, when a mid afternoon hunger pang got me... The one time I was most worried about was the after work/before bed snack I always had, every night. That has pretty much disappeared, and actually pretty fast if I remember rightly. Seems that after work appetite hasn't been a pr...
by bunsofaluminum
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1095
Views: 337649

Oh I have that trouble with potato chips. I prefer not to have them around but if my BF buys them, I can't even have one or I eat them all...so I guess we all have something...or things heh
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1095
Views: 337649

I am 5'3" Friday FAILURE I ate biscuits (cookies) at work in the afternoon - started with two, then carried on until I'd eaten about 12 of them! That was a shame (in my opinion), but the good thing was that I moved forward without punishing myself, or continuing to eat off-plan. I had my planned di...
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

well, one green week behind me for the year 2017 :) I have my little list of daily goals, and hate to report that on my first day of "daily exercise" I did yoga, and hyper flexed my knee, so that it hurts like anything. It's been several days, and over time it has gotten a bit better. I'm able to go...
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee's daily check in
Replies: 321
Views: 105825

looking good! It's wonderful coming away from the huge feast month(s) of the holidays with control and minor weight gain. Good going :)
by bunsofaluminum
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #16: Monthly resolution
Replies: 1
Views: 9525

funny how things line up once you make a decision, because after setting up with four goals for the year eating clean and low fat daily exercise (yoga preferred, but using the stairs counts!) daily contemplative time daily outdoor time I got thinking about ways to make them work for me on a daily ba...
by bunsofaluminum
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 138879

Oh boy, your one year check in was inspirational! As oolala says, did you ever make it a solid year with any eating plan? I know I never have. It was just what I needed. Thanks! I did, but it still didn't end well--posted Dec. 6th about that experience! Hang in there! Yeah, that's the one that insp...
by bunsofaluminum
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Been thinking, and I've got my goals sort of whittled down to just a few. 1) follow No S...but back to clean, low fat eating, and adding a big salad every day. 2) exercise every day except Sunday (credit for using the stairs ;)* 3) spend time outdoors, in stillness every day (as possible) 4) limit m...
by bunsofaluminum
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3730
Views: 1143695

1) less overthinking--more headspace. 2) meals more enjoyable 3) feels good to know I'm not overeating even if I'm not losing more weight 4) feels good to have something under control and consistent during those times when things are feeling out of control 5) feels good to stay committed to somethi...
by bunsofaluminum
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 156083

sounds like a plan...keeping accountable is always smart.
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ceo418 check-in
Replies: 288
Views: 139646

I think it's very cool that your mid morning appetite surges have decreased. Your body, adjusting to the new order ;)
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 138879

Oh boy, your one year check in was inspirational! As oolala says, did you ever make it a solid year with any eating plan? I know I never have. It was just what I needed.
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Okey dokey, going into another S weekend/holiday weekend. Our family get together is tomorrow...I know, I know, why? Christmas is so last week hahahaha anyway, we'll have treats and snacks and feasty foods and lots of fun. Sort of a Capital S day. Today will be a regular S day (meals plus chocolate)...
by bunsofaluminum
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 175452

aww too bad about being sick. Do you have any zinc? Take one every three hours when you first start feeling that little "tickle" and it'll stop it. I've been fighting my BF's cough for a few days now...seems to be working.

anyway, thank goodness, mom is there to care for you :) feel better!
by bunsofaluminum
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1095
Views: 337649

heh when I went to bed last night I was SO glad that Monday would be a N day...my goodness me, but all the rich treats...whew!

thank goodness, we can go back to normal now.
by bunsofaluminum
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Babybirds check in
Replies: 61
Views: 19259

This week because I had red days during the week I didn't allow it. I'm starting it from next week raw cookie. I posted this Friday I'm not SUPER experienced at this, having been at it for less than a year, but I've seen advice to others, not to cancel S days because you had red days in the week. I...
by bunsofaluminum
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3730
Views: 1143695

kaalii wrote:
Merry wrote:
lpearlmom wrote:sliding in my socks all over the house w my kids :)
The BEST kind of exercise!
hahahaha!! awesome!!! :D
hee hee that's one of my favorites, too! what fun...Happy Hannukah!
by bunsofaluminum
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Thanks Merry...yes, I've seen a few times where I got involved with something and my mind strayed from food. :) I'm sure naturally slender people don't have this problem, along with not eating anything, even delicious delightful treats, past the point of full. It must be nice not having such an obse...
by bunsofaluminum
Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 836
Views: 550676

tracey0829 wrote:I'm hoping to knock out 21 days starting tomorrow!
Let's do it!
by bunsofaluminum
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 836
Views: 550676

Just to confirm the 21 day club is continuos N and S days with no reds? Or is it 21 N and S days with the Red days cancelled out. Thanks. cancelled out? Oh I think I understand. By adding up all the green days, when you get to 21...nah, we want 21 green days in a row, with yellow in there as our S ...
by bunsofaluminum
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 836
Views: 550676

babybird wrote:Just to confirm the 21 day club is continuos N and S days with no reds?
Or is it 21 N and S days with the Red days cancelled out. Thanks.
cancelled out?
by bunsofaluminum
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Good S days, with three meals plus chocolate, and on Sunday I nibbled M&M's after dinner. I have to regrettably count today as a red day, because I ate a (not that delicious) sugar cookie at lunchtime. Yes, it was part of the meal, but I haven't been "allowing" myself sweets so... and today I've bee...
by bunsofaluminum
Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1095
Views: 337649

Looks like you're doing great with the multiple temptations surrounding you, and taking your own food is a TERRIFIC idea! you're right about no one really caring what you eat ;) keep it up!
by bunsofaluminum
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Maggie Mae's daily check in
Replies: 292
Views: 111268

Just glancing over the past several posts, I can see you are growing! it's wonderful that you didn't let a little slip up (homemade candy in traffic hahaha...) snowball into a total derailment! congrats on that, and your attitude about food is dripping with triumph. Excellent!
by bunsofaluminum
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

I am so proud of myself. Once again, my period has hit with extreme ferocity. Pain. Lots of pain. (and frankly, it's a flood, not to be too graphic but there it is) And I'm pissed. I will be 56 years old in nine days. I started bleeding every month right after my 12th birthday. I've never missed unl...
by bunsofaluminum
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1095
Views: 337649

Monday SUCCESS I am so grateful to have the No S habit to steer me through the next couple of weeks up to Xmas - because it's just getting crazy with a mountain of sweet things wherever you look! I'm with you. I've found having the No S habit firmly established is helping me a lot. I've stumbled a ...
by bunsofaluminum
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Well, two pretty good S days. Strange, but chocolate on Saturday wasn't all that delightful.... it gave me heart burn and I only had a very small bit of it. Everything else was right on target, though I did stretch out breakfast eating a piece of fruit, and then an hour later, a granola bar, or what...
by bunsofaluminum
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Smaller plates is a good option. I also swear by the habit of chewing every bite thoroughly and stopping when full. I actually took off about 40 lbs back in the day eating anything I wanted, but chewing every bite to a watery slurry (30 chews as a basic rule of thumb) and didn't eat past full. I thi...
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Gained 5 Pounds my 1st month on No S - and that's okay.
Replies: 5
Views: 3851

Re: I Gained 5 Pounds my 1st month on No S - and that's okay

So I gained 5 pounds during my 1st month of No S and the weird thing (for me) is that I'm not freaking out AT ALL. I followed the No S Diet rules *exactly* but I over-indulged on the weekends (and that's putting it mildly - I actually crammed food in my cram hole until I felt sick for three weekend...
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie struggling with hunger
Replies: 12
Views: 5583

Hey there...welcome Sophiek. first of all, I call it appetite, to differentiate from actual hunger. However, appetite is strong, and appetite is fierce. It's hard to battle, when you've given appetite whatever it wants, whenever it wants, for as long as I did. But hunger? it really isn't possible to...
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

thank goodness, the scale went back down after going up and staying up two lbs after Thanksgiving. It ticked me off, because I really did not overdo it on the day. I had a standard plate of food, no seconds except I did ask for the gravy again, to put more on my taters. And I did have one piece of p...
by bunsofaluminum
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Shovelglove this morning...it was too blasted cold to go out to the exercise room across the path. brrrrr. So I just set my timer, picked up my skillet, and went for it while I watched a show on Netflix.

How cool, to have lots of options. :)
by bunsofaluminum
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1095
Views: 337649

Oh yay! happy Birthday!
by bunsofaluminum
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2150
Views: 925235

There is talk on the web of plate size growing over the years, but I have my parents' china and the plates are as big as my modern ones. Yep, I have my mom's china, ca. late 50's...they are all similar sized to my everyday plates, at about 12" ... the one thing I know I can do regardless of plate s...
by bunsofaluminum
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Okay, so my appetite is in a weird place. Even while my tummy feels nicely satisfied, I find myself wishing I felt hungry so I could fix food to eat. Yesterday I had a normal lunch, a little bit later than usual. so at my usual dinner time, I got up to fix food, but wasn't hungry. DARN IT. I waited ...
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1095
Views: 337649

Hey Cookie...I hope you're feeling better. It's not fun getting sick at this time of year. Seems there was something in the air, because I had many struggles with impulsive, emotional eating myself.

but you'll get it back together. Thanksgiving is over, N days will resume. You'll be fine :)
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anoulie is back and checking in again!
Replies: 8
Views: 4272

Happy to report an entire green week! But let's start at the beginning... Friday, however, I felt really bad (emotionally), and I couldn't even put my finger on why . It was weird. So in some strange act of rebellion, I ate a Mars bar after lunch. What's awesome about this, however, is that after t...
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Okay, I'm pleased with how Thanksgiving went. I did treat it as a Capital S day, but ended up not having seconds, though I did nibble on the veggie tray and dip before dinner, and had pie for dessert, two pieces :) Then sat around the table with my brother and his wife, my mom, Wylie, and me and pla...
by bunsofaluminum
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

I declare today an S day so I can eat chocolate because I am having the period from hell.

That is all.

edit: One more thing. Even if I didn't call an S day, I would just take it as a red day because...you know...from you know where.
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Oh gosh what a week it's been. I felt so fantastic on Monday morning after my moderate workout, ready to take on the world. Well, by noon my heart rate was still high, and it was thudding erratically...sometimes way too fast, and sometimes skipping a beat for several counts. now...lest anyone is ala...
by bunsofaluminum
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Yellowtulips Daily Check In
Replies: 23
Views: 7885

Yellow tulips! It reminds me of that picture that comes with windows as a background...and it is my FAVORITE windows background. Looks like you're forging on, and you should be proud of yourself for tracking it in habitcal. What a great idea putting the entire month, and anticipating all green and y...
by bunsofaluminum
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ModBod's daily check-in
Replies: 59
Views: 18303

Hi there Just noticed your check in journal and skimmed thru it...looks like you are doing really well. Way to go, and keep on going. For me, the food sanity is the most valuable thing about NoS...which is a good thing, because my weight isn't moving very fast at all. However, it just feels too good...
by bunsofaluminum
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 115299

Yeah, I'm feeling really good about the exercise. I made a decision to use the stairs at work at least one time during each work day...that is 48 upward steps. Also, to simply get up and walk around for a few minutes every hour. Desk jobs. Pffft. If I'm not careful, it'll age me too fast. At any rat...