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by LifeisaBlessing
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: If you aren't losing: sobering fact about how much weight loss maintainers eat
Replies: 7
Views: 5734

Re: If you aren't losing: sobering fact about how much weight loss maintainers eat

Very practical and great advice oolala--thank you! :) In keeping with the spirit of your post, here are some pictorial examples of a plate's worth of food with different calorie counts: How much can a plate hold? Can you spot the difference between these two plates of food? Of interest to note is th...
by LifeisaBlessing
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 46
Views: 11192

Re: April's Fresh Start

SO---I have been tempted to jump ship (again), but then decided to go back and look over my first post on this thread and am reminded of how much success a SIMPLE plan has been for many of you here, whether straight up vanilla or a slightly modified NO-S. Making a Fresh Start today adopting Lifeisa...
by LifeisaBlessing
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 125
Views: 79263

Sinnie!

Hi Sinnie! :D Great to hear from you! :) I'm doing very well--thank you for the well wishes. Hope you're doing well as well lol! I'm most definitely still around; I check the NoS boards once a day, and keep in contact with a few people via PM too. Feel free to send me a message if you'd like a bit m...
by LifeisaBlessing
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 46
Views: 11192

Re: April's Fresh Start

Blessings and best wishes on your fresh start, April! :) Thanks so much for the kind shout-out. I still vouch for this modified NoS plan--it has enabled me to comfortably maintain going into my 4th year, and is so doable around the holidays--I love it! :) A bonus tip: keep your NEAT up! Even if you'...
by LifeisaBlessing
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: My One-Year NoS Success Story
Replies: 20
Views: 24621

Re: My One-Year NoS Success Story

Hi April! Thank you so much for the kind shout-out! :) I'm still happily maintaining (going into my 4th year!!!!) following my basic modified NoS plan, with a bit of relaxation around the holidays. It truly has worked beautifully and I'm so happy to have found something doable that sees me through a...
by LifeisaBlessing
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ruth's daily check in..
Replies: 9
Views: 2417

Re: Ruth's daily check in..

I've definitely been focusing on more protein--minimum of 60 grams per day, but happier if I've reached 90+. There is just too much research out there indicating the importance of protein as we age for everything from muscle retention to even staving off dementia! :o Also, I relax a bit around that ...
by LifeisaBlessing
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ruth's daily check in..
Replies: 9
Views: 2417

Re: Ruth's daily check in..

Ruthie!!!!! :D Thank you so much for the kind shout out! And glad to see you're giving NoS another try. I'm still going strong, well into my third year of maintenance and loving it. I've made some additional adjustments along the way, but still successfully follow the basic plan (with mods, of cours...
by LifeisaBlessing
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's on YOUR plate? The importance of portion control.
Replies: 8
Views: 4995

What's on YOUR plate? The importance of portion control.

I came across these eye-opening images on another diet/fitness website and thought I'd share for those who may be struggling with the idea of portion control and what exactly comprises a reasonable plate of food. How much can a plate hold? Spot the Difference Notice the wide range of calories that c...
by LifeisaBlessing
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Mod- one small treat per day advice plz.
Replies: 7
Views: 4671

Hi babybird! And welcome back to the NoS forums! :) 1. Absolutely yes! Speaking from experience, it has worked for me; I'm now in my third year of maintenance and still use my mod successfully to maintain my weight loss. 2. 200-250 calories for a treat can work, but this is highly dependent on what ...
by LifeisaBlessing
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Goal Weight
Replies: 5
Views: 3409

Re: Goal Weight

So I have been at maintenance stage for awhile. And I am still losing slowly. Congratulations on arriving at maintenance! It's a fantastic feeling, isn't it? :) If you are at maintenance, did you pick a goal weight or did it pick you? For me, it's a combination of both. I picked my initial goal wei...
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: resources that support No S
Replies: 42
Views: 19015

Wonderful resource MamieTamar--thank you for posting! :) And I agree 100% with your summary: adherence is the key!
by LifeisaBlessing
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: My One-Year NoS Success Story
Replies: 20
Views: 24621

Another question about sweets, as that is my downfall :) if you had something very caloric like a ice-cream drumstick, would you allow yourself one a day, or set a limit? Thanks!! You're very welcome, kachurka! :) Those ice cream drumsticks are delicious, aren't they? :wink: But at almost 300 calor...
by LifeisaBlessing
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: My One-Year NoS Success Story
Replies: 20
Views: 24621

Can I ask how much sweets do you have at each meal since you can implement it into any of your three meals. so can you give an example, and do you actually have something sweet at every meal? Thanks Hi kachurka! :) I have sweets at lunch and dinner, but also add sugar to my plain Greek yogurt and c...
by LifeisaBlessing
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2219
Views: 1234077

Where do you find your one minute exercises? Hi Merrygoround! :) I'm obviously not oolala lol, but here is the original thread where I mentioned the one minute exercise program. I still exercise this way every day in addition to my 10K steps--it's keeping me in great functional shape--I highly reco...
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: When to eat
Replies: 9
Views: 5833

Re: Hara Hachi Bu

friscobob wrote:We all walk to a different beat of the drummer, and must find what works for us.
Wise words! :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Maggie Mae's daily check in
Replies: 305
Views: 147121

MaggieMae - Check your PMs. And welcome back! :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Sat May 26, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 420
Views: 64712

Welcome back, pinkhippie, and thanks for the shout-out! :) I hope you find my NoS approach works for you. I can still, after over two years, vouch for its effectiveness, simplicity, and ease of fitting into modern life. Just a heads up: depending on what past posts of mine you were reading, I no lon...
by LifeisaBlessing
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2219
Views: 1234077

Prayers ðŸ™ðŸ» for you and your family oolala!
by LifeisaBlessing
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: stuck in Outbox?
Replies: 6
Views: 3967

oolala--This is just a guess, but does it mean the recipient hasn't read the PM yet?--i.e., the PM stays in the "Outbox," then becomes "Sent" once it is opened and read. I'm not sure. I'll be interested to see what the explanation is, so please keep us posted! :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 226015

Wonderful news all around, kaali! ðŸ‘😀 Great to hear from you -- looking forward to more updates! 😀
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hi - An Update!
Replies: 13
Views: 7495

Anne - This is absolutely wonderful news! Many blessings and congratulations to you! ðŸ‘
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How long before you started to lose weight?
Replies: 11
Views: 6475

Hi Smileybird, and welcome to the NoS boards! :) I'm your height, and started NoS two years ago at a "normal" weight to successfully lose "vanity" fat pounds that had bothered me for years. It took me about two months to consistently lose seven pounds, and I went slightly beyond from there. I have c...
by LifeisaBlessing
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 648569

Imogen, I hear you! I had the same deprivation/binge feelings on vanilla, so created my mod two years ago. With the exception of directly after my daughter's wedding last year (conveniently right before the holidays with goodies galore!) when I purposely went off plan, having sweets available daily ...
by LifeisaBlessing
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The trap of the stomach growl diet
Replies: 39
Views: 32663

Hi missy and Apprentice! :) So glad to know that my NoS mod is working well for both of you! :) I'm still utilizing it, and it's worked fantastically to maintain my results. I did take a brief haitus from it around the holidays, but I'm back on track, moving in the right direction. :) Ironically, th...
by LifeisaBlessing
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2219
Views: 1234077

oolala -- sorry to hear about your foot! Hope that you continue to heal--don't rush it! And good on you for your continued success with the One Minute routine! I just love Wu's approach, and like you, have incorporated more minutes on most days, just because it's so doable. Consistency is most defin...
by LifeisaBlessing
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 67954

noni, I think your approach sounds perfect! I'm actually in the same boat as you--after my daughter's wedding last year, which coincided with the start of the holiday season, I happily threw caution to the wind and fully enjoyed all the goodies the many festivities had to offer. Now that Lent is upo...
by LifeisaBlessing
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: unused fitness media/stuff
Replies: 29
Views: 12906

Bess Motta! :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Only have a minute to exercise? Here's the system for you!
Replies: 15
Views: 9917

Just saw this now, Oolala, but so thrilled to hear that the One Minute Workout helped you keep more consistent with your exercise program! I love this approach, and have been incorporating some of my own exercises into the sequences that Wu recommends. We've been told for years, "It's all about cons...
by LifeisaBlessing
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: unused fitness media/stuff
Replies: 29
Views: 12906

Oh my goodness, Oolala, I can definitely relate to the fitness VHS/DVD decluttering! :o Back in the day, I had dozens upon dozens of workout VHS, DVDs, systems, etc. I did a decluttering years ago (when VHS was still being used frequently), and managed to whittle my collection down. I held on to a f...
by LifeisaBlessing
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Missy's Meals & Check In
Replies: 36
Views: 14442

Good to see you're feeling better! :) And chicken soup is one of my favorite foods of all time--so many great things about it!

Happy new year! :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Only have a minute to exercise? Here's the system for you!
Replies: 15
Views: 9917

Hi noni ! :) In the Basics section, the only additional equipment needed would be a set of parallettes bars for the sit presses when you advance to the hardest full pike position. The Amazon link is just an example--there are others available. In the Advanced section, a very high quality and heavy d...
by LifeisaBlessing
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Only have a minute to exercise? Here's the system for you!
Replies: 15
Views: 9917

Lol oolala! :) Actually, I think that those "free" exercises give you a pretty well-rounded taste of Wu's program. The book does provide additional exercises based on plank variations, plus different directional martial arts kick holds in the "basic" level. For the truly ambitious and flexible, you ...
by LifeisaBlessing
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 125
Views: 79263

Hi oolala! Happy New Year to you too! :) I haven't started another check-in thread; I keep tabs on this one in case someone asks me a question on mods, compliance, etc.
by LifeisaBlessing
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom’s Journey
Replies: 30
Views: 14002

Re: Tobiasmom’s Journey

I'm with you, this really IS for life :-). I do love how freeing No-S is! This morning I woke up after a week of “bad†holiday eating I prefer to think of it as celebrating. It's okay to celebrate. It's not how I usually eat--it's special and it's okay to enjoy it. (More than okay--it's a joyful...
by LifeisaBlessing
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Only have a minute to exercise? Here's the system for you!
Replies: 15
Views: 9917

oolala - Which three exercises did you get? I do have the (Kindle) book, so I could reference that to check and help you out. Maybe the individual progressions count toward the eight total exercises--meaning if you get three increasingly difficult variations of the sit press, that would count as th...
by LifeisaBlessing
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Only have a minute to exercise? Here's the system for you!
Replies: 15
Views: 9917

Yay Bluebell!!! :D I hope that you find these exercises as great as I have--it's amazing how many parts of the body they hit. They have been invaluable to me throughout this busy pre-Christmas season where it seems like every time you turn around, there's something else to do. Easy to incorporate, a...
by LifeisaBlessing
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Only have a minute to exercise? Here's the system for you!
Replies: 15
Views: 9917

Only have a minute to exercise? Here's the system for you!

In my quest to find time-efficient exercise routines, I came across this wonderful book written by a doctor who was finding it very difficult to fit in an exercise routine into his overly busy day. It's called "The One Minute Workout." The author, Dr. Raymond Wu, has an extensive background in the m...
by LifeisaBlessing
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Missy's Meals & Check In
Replies: 36
Views: 14442

Missy--you're doing fine! Like oolala said, "Onwards!" :) It's always a great idea to do what you're doing: reflecting back on possibly what caused you to eat more than you wanted to. Over the last almost-two years I've been NoSing, I've really played around with my protein amounts. I used to supple...
by LifeisaBlessing
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Missy's Meals & Check In
Replies: 36
Views: 14442

You're doing great Missy! :) And I'm happy to help--that was one of my reasons for joining the boards almost two years ago. :) If you get the chance, take a moment to read the article that ZippaDee linked to over in the General Discussion forum. It's NoS-like, and really invaluable with tons of comm...
by LifeisaBlessing
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Article
Replies: 4
Views: 4514

Excellent article, ZippaDee! Thanks so much for posting. :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Missy's Meals & Check In
Replies: 36
Views: 14442

Hi again Missy! Your plan sounds great--as I'm a very firm member of Team Mod, I think this will work out beautifully! :) Your breakfast yesterday actually reminded me of one of my favorites from McDonald's--the classic Egg McMuffin! Yum! Sometimes I'll even have it for dinner since they now serve c...
by LifeisaBlessing
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Non-Vanilla No Sers: what are your tweaks?
Replies: 28
Views: 16701

Welcome Missy and thanks for the kind shout out! :) It's ironic, because since I wrote this post last July, I've modified my mod to include part of Number 1 from your modifications lol. So I guess I now actually do take some S days occasionally! :) I definitely continue to vouch for the effectivenes...
by LifeisaBlessing
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Wonderful fitness website!
Replies: 8
Views: 7415

You're very welcome, liveitup ! :) The site is a lot of fun to peruse, and I just love some of the workout names--very creative! :D I actually hadn't read through their healthy eating section before, and there definitely is some very practical "NoS-style" advice given there, with common options give...
by LifeisaBlessing
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Piyare's Check In
Replies: 24
Views: 11756

Hi piyare! Just wanted to let you know that I (finally!) responded to your PM--sorry it took so long! :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Wonderful fitness website!
Replies: 8
Views: 7415

Whosonfirst - That's a great idea! :) If you click on the "Training Plans" menu to the left on the main page, and once the next page loads, if you scroll down near the bottom after all the "picture" plans, you'll find a mention of "Casual Training." That's actually my main form of exercise, and it ...
by LifeisaBlessing
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Wonderful fitness website!
Replies: 8
Views: 7415

Wonderful fitness website!

Hopefully recommending the following website doesn't go against forum guidelines; if so, please delete! :) As many of us follow various forms of NoS, adding exercise/movement to the mix is very helpful for a variety of reasons. From Urban Rangering and Shovelglove to more formal routines, the exerci...
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: snacking
Replies: 10
Views: 7056

Re: snacking

It seems like all I'm doing is thinking about food. When will that go away, and when will I not be hungry between meals. I agree with many of the strategies that mitchelll described above, specifically the ones about not keeping trigger foods in the house, or alternately, just including them as par...
by LifeisaBlessing
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 125
Views: 79263

Doing great, Apprentice! :) I sent you a PM response! :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Non-Vanilla Newbee
Replies: 11
Views: 8781

Hi AnnaBell! :)

Welcome to the NoS boards! Your "tweaks" sound perfect--I'm all about modifying to suit your own specific tastes and lifestyle, so whatever you have discovered that works for you and your goals--more power to you!!!! :D
by LifeisaBlessing
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Non-Vanilla No Sers: what are your tweaks?
Replies: 28
Views: 16701

Hi k1dub! :)

My mod was/is to eat three meals/plates a day of any food--no restrictions. Instead of weekend "S" days, I simply eat this way seven days a week. I got the idea for this mod from NoS member "3-0-7 girl." :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Allison's Summer check-in
Replies: 56
Views: 26742

Sympathy and prayers for all of your family. :(
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Really? ......
Replies: 10
Views: 7939

You're very welcome, mustloseweight! :) I lost over 15 pounds with modified NoS. In a nutshell, I eat three meals a day, seven days a week of ANY food I want. I have tweaked it many times, but always within the three-meal-a-day framework. I started out at a normal BMI (20/21) and weight for my heigh...
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 173632

Merry, I'm way late to the party, but what a wonderful and inspiring update from your July 5th post! :) That is a beautiful story about your uncle, and congratulations to your son for his job and your daughter for her graduation, and also to you with your company's 10th anniversary celebration! Lots...
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Ironchef Testimonial - 5 years on No S
Replies: 2
Views: 7494

Congratulations on your continued success! :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Eighth year
Replies: 3
Views: 10062

Fantastic update, DaveMc! :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Really? ......
Replies: 10
Views: 7939

Would it help if I said that I STILL have days that I feel exactly as you describe after a meal? I've reached and surpassed my weight/fat loss goals, and I do have some days/meals where I feel exactly as you describe. It's not like that all the time, but it does happen. It's hard to pinpoint exactly...
by LifeisaBlessing
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 226015

kaalii--Hang in there! Life is all about the light and the shadows--it's all part of what makes us human. I think it's wonderful that you recognize and embrace both parts--it's realistic and recognizes the natural ebb and flow of things. Just keep pushing through and running the race--you're going t...
by LifeisaBlessing
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 648569

Welcome back, Imogen! :) And so glad to hear about your newest little one Nina! :) Congratulations on your wonderful achievement of losing weight and reaching your body shaping goals! :) It's fantastic that you have made peace with counting calories as a sure way to maintain your weight. Caloric awa...
by LifeisaBlessing
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting to freak out
Replies: 27
Views: 17339

Apprentice1981 - Thank you for your support! :) It's always wonderful to hear that I've helped others in some way through my suggestions. Congratulations on your fat loss! :)

And a late thank you to noni for her kind comments upthread. :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting to freak out
Replies: 27
Views: 17339

bhensley - Thank you so much for your supportive and kind words! :) I am so thrilled and happy that you've found my experiences and advice helpful to you in your weight loss journey.

I appreciate your comments, and wish you continued success! :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: My One-Year NoS Success Story
Replies: 20
Views: 24621

Thank you for your kind words, noni! :) Glad I was able to be an encouragement. Prayer has helped me so much in all areas of life; it's such a crucial part of my day. I can't begin to imagine going without it! :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting to freak out
Replies: 27
Views: 17339

Beautiful and inspirational reflections, Merry! :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How the fruits fit in the No S?
Replies: 9
Views: 8061

lagflag - No need to panic! I have a separate bowl of leafy green salad with lots of cut veggies in it with my dinner every night, and I was able to achieve my weight/fat loss goals and continue to maintain. I think if your salad is itself a meal--i.e., if you have a large Caesar salad, add a hearty...
by LifeisaBlessing
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 226015

Thank you, kaalii--and I hope you find some relief from the pain. Healing thoughts your way! :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 226015

kaalii - You continue to be such an inspiration! :) Thank you for your wonderful "grateful" lists--something you motivated me to start myself this summer with everyone's change of schedules and life situations in the family. All good stuff!
by LifeisaBlessing
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Scale poll
Replies: 7
Views: 5939

I voted "Alter portion sizes" in your poll. :) Merry has many wise words regarding the scale, and I agree with her. As I mentioned in your other thread, I weigh daily, morning and evening. I'm an engineer by trade, so I love the business of numbers! :) I utilize the scale as an objective tool to giv...
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting to freak out
Replies: 27
Views: 17339

Part of the beauty of NoS and these boards in particular is that we come from so many different places, experiences, and backgrounds. How we approach and use NoS may or may not apply to the next person. All we can offer here are suggestions for what has worked for our particular situation in the hop...
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting to freak out
Replies: 27
Views: 17339

Re: Starting to freak out

Who here has been where I am and successfully made it work? It seems like this could be a pivotal moment. Hi Lilybug! :) Your use of the term "pivotal moment" is what prompted me to post because I used that exact term to describe the moment that I decided enough was enough--I was losing my excess f...
by LifeisaBlessing
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: NOT throwing the baby out with the bathwater!
Replies: 12
Views: 10006

Congratulations, Jennie! :) So happy you've found a way to get NoS to work for you. It truly is freeing, and so neat that you discovered all the things about yourself and your changing food preferences over the past 6 weeks.

Welcome aboard! :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: losing fat vs. muscle
Replies: 11
Views: 8410

"BI" stands for bioelectrical impedance. The devices use a very low level electrical current sent through your body to determine fat percent. Don't worry, it's not Frankenstein electric current level lol! It's perfectly safe for most people, but pregnant women and people who have electrical devices ...
by LifeisaBlessing
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: losing fat vs. muscle
Replies: 11
Views: 8410

Merry, you can track muscle loss a number of ways. There are medical tests, scans, etc., or you can even track it yourself at home using calipers and/or any of the various bioelectrical impedance devices out there. I use a BI combo scale to keep tabs on both my weight and body fat percentage. You ar...
by LifeisaBlessing
Tue May 30, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: losing fat vs. muscle
Replies: 11
Views: 8410

Hi Merry! You've touched on one of my favorite topics of research! :) Short answer to your question: you have nothing to worry about! Slow and steady weight loss pretty much ensures that you're losing fat versus muscle. Another short answer: Muscle loss is more of a concern when body fat amounts are...
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon May 15, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 226015

kaalii - Your list of things to be thankful for is such a wonderful idea and so inspirational! :) Thank you for your gentle reminder to think of the positive things in life--it truly makes a difference! :) And I hope you're feeling better -- depression is no picnic, and it's so hard for people to un...
by LifeisaBlessing
Fri May 12, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm new how do I stop snacking at night please
Replies: 13
Views: 9848

Welcome, Linda! :) My advice is a bit "old school," but it works for me. Try brushing and flossing your teeth once you're done with dinner. The clean-mouth feeling may help in dissuading you from snacking, plus there's the added bonus of adding a bit of IF (intermittent fasting) into your NoS practi...
by LifeisaBlessing
Thu May 11, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 125
Views: 79263

Skycat - Great idea on the phone app! My DH actually used one on his iPhone and it was cool how it tracked a bunch of other things too. So that's definitely another option for step tracking. Apprentice1981 - Please check your PMs. I have some advice on another "problem" you mentioned earlier, but d...
by LifeisaBlessing
Wed May 10, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 125
Views: 79263

Hi Apprentice! :) I use a FitBit Zip--I love it! :) Have been using it for almost a year and a half--one of the best investments I've made. It's simple but very motivating. And it's always interesting to see where you can get your steps in. Shopping at Walmart always racks up the steps, and I'm amaz...
by LifeisaBlessing
Sun May 07, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 125
Views: 79263

You're very welcome, Apprentice! :) I'm also a dairy and egg lover, thank goodness, or else I'd probably have a lot of problems getting my protein requirements in each day. I aim for 60 - 100 grams. I'm glad you like the Pure Protein bars--like you, I keep coming back to them because they give the b...
by LifeisaBlessing
Sun May 07, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 125
Views: 79263

Hi Apprentice! :) So glad to hear about all your successes! :) Congratulations on maintaining your weight loss. It's so funny you brought up "slow transit"--my DH and I were having a conversation over the past few weeks over food "transit times," and how it varies so much depending on the individual...
by LifeisaBlessing
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 1 year of maintainig sanity and staying lean on noS
Replies: 9
Views: 17069

Wonderful, inspiring testimonial, kaalii! :) Congratulations on all your accomplishments! :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 125
Views: 79263

Hi Apprentice! :) To answer your questions, I don't really deliberately take diet breaks or refeeds, but I do notice that I kind of subconsciously do that right at PMS time, where I'll have a desire for more food, more sweets, etc. I usually go with it, and make up for any excess later. It's worked ...
by LifeisaBlessing
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Appetizers? Sweets on N days?
Replies: 5
Views: 5186

Hi Alexandria, and welcome to the NoS boards! :) I achieved successful weight/fat loss with modified NoS, and am continuing to maintain. I'm also a firm member of Team Mod lol. Part of the reason I went with modified NoS is for the very situation which you described. Here's how I handle restaurants:...
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 125
Views: 79263

Awwwww, Apprentice, thank you so much! :) I'm so glad I have been of help--I truly believe that is part of why God created us--to help each other in any way we can, with the gifts we've been uniquely given to accomplish our mission on Earth. Your mention of "starvation mode" did prompt me to post a ...
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 125
Views: 79263

Re: Body fat % and other questions/comments

Thanks so much for you patience, Apprentice! Hopefully I'll be able to help you out a bit. :) Greetings Life! I am so glad I reached out to you last week. I realized that I slowly drifted to eating foods that are "good" for me. I understand now why I was having bingy thoughts that eventually took ov...
by LifeisaBlessing
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 125
Views: 79263

Hi Apprentice!

Just saw your post--I'll answer your questions a bit later today. :) Just wanted to let you know that I do have some answers for you, and to sit tight. I have a few errands to run, then I'll have some detailed advice for you. :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: My One-Year NoS Success Story
Replies: 20
Views: 24621

Thanks so much Merry! :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: My One-Year NoS Success Story
Replies: 20
Views: 24621

Apprentice1981 - I saw your post on Easter Sunday, but didn't get a chance to respond until today, when I noticed it's been deleted. Please check your PMs--I did have some advice for you! :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Daily modifications. What are your thoughts?
Replies: 7
Views: 6598

babybird - I think your mods are a wonderful idea! I follow NoS with the mod of any food, three meals, seven days a week, with daily weigh-ins. Some days (namely Easter Sunday yesterday!!!), the three meals are mostly sweets. I had tried Vanilla NoS in the past, and it wasn't until I modified it tha...
by LifeisaBlessing
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: My One-Year NoS Success Story
Replies: 20
Views: 24621

What an inspiration! I had to come and read this after your wise responses to my post. Thanks so much, Natalie! :) So glad you can take some inspiration from my story. My main purpose in joining the boards last June was to be a resource for others, and I hope that I can help in any way I can. My fa...
by LifeisaBlessing
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone start already smaller?
Replies: 7
Views: 6360

Lifeisablessing, thank you for sharing, that gives me some hope! Did you start out with a modified No S? How were your weekends? .maybe I should just go read your story :) . I would love to connect, I am trying not to panic in these early days. I've lost a pound, but I think that was from other rea...
by LifeisaBlessing
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: My One-Year NoS Success Story
Replies: 20
Views: 24621

Thank you, moderatemeals and Reinhard, for your kind words! :) moderatemeals - I'm so glad I've been of help to you! Feel free to ask me any questions, anytime. :) reinhard - I've been talking up NoS for awhile on another fitness board I participate in, so hopefully your common-sense message is goin...
by LifeisaBlessing
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone start already smaller?
Replies: 7
Views: 6360

Hi Corin6:12, Firstly, congratulations on your initial weight loss! :) I believe I fit your criteria of starting NoS at a normal weight. I started modified NoS a year ago at a normal BMI, i.e., technically normal weight according to "the charts." I'm 5'5"; 47 years old then, 48 now; 122-125 pounds t...
by LifeisaBlessing
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not losing
Replies: 7
Views: 7095

Hi huggit, No matter what diet plan you follow, including NoS, losing weight is all about reducing calories. Unfortunately, if you're not losing weight, you're still consuming more calories than your body needs. NoS provides a wonderful "automatic" calorie-reducing framework by limiting your eating ...
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: My One-Year NoS Success Story
Replies: 20
Views: 24621

My One-Year NoS Success Story

It has been exactly one year since I started my (modified) NoS journey. I am happy to report that not only did I meet my initial weight/fat loss goals, but surpassed them, and have maintained my current weight for over four months. I have achieved a weight/fat loss that I only dreamed of before, and...
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ceo418 check-in
Replies: 288
Views: 165758

Great job making modified NoS work for you! Getting to the point where it comfortably fits in with your way of life is what it's all about! :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Izzy's Check-in
Replies: 30
Views: 17827

Welcome back, Izzy! :) And thanks for the kind shout-out on Jen1974's thread.

Hope you're feeling much better (my absolute worst kind of illness is any kind of stomach virus--blech!!!!), and can get back to normal ASAP. :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Got Non Scale Victories? Post 'em here!
Replies: 49
Views: 28653

noni wrote:But, if you weigh yourself regularly without emotion, weight gain can be nipped in the bud.
Exactly! And it's a very important component of my continued success with modified NoS.
by LifeisaBlessing
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 106757

I think that No S is a perfect foundation & building what works for you around it would be so much better than jumping ship. If weight loss is your goal you have to give up something, but you will be more successful long term if you choose to give up realistic things instead of things impossible fo...
by LifeisaBlessing
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 106757

Jen, you have such wonderful insights! :) I agree 100% with your most recent post above; thank you for sharing. I'll be keeping your wise words in mind whenever I'm tempted to go off plan. :)
by LifeisaBlessing
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 190904

MaggieMae - It's great that your friend found a way to successfully lose weight that works for her! :) I will say that calorie counting and/or caloric awareness and being on NoS are not necessarily mutually exclusive. I utilized both to reach my goals, and still do to maintain and improve--without f...
by LifeisaBlessing
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 141511

buns, I'm sensing that you really need some advice. We've been members here for roughly the same amount of time, minus one month, and I've read many of your posts, so I feel pretty familiar with your situation. Please read my comments below in the spirit with which they're intended--to help you out....