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by funfuture
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

In light of a discussion on the main board, I'm amending my goal weight... Here's what I wrote there: I've really appreciated this discussion because it has made me review my goal. At 5' 4" I thought I should be down around 57/58kg (125-129) which is bang in the middle of the healthy BMI suggested f...
by funfuture
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Measuring plates?
Replies: 8
Views: 3824

Thanks for the responses everyone. I think I'll stick with the plates we're currently using. I keep the food within the 7" indentation. I agree with Wosnes that any smaller would be too small (for me), particularly as I eat loads of vegies and fruit. We use bowls quite often too, particularly if we'...
by funfuture
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Frustrated that I seem to be gaining on No-S
Replies: 38
Views: 12162

Hi Gettingtheweightoff, I just wanted to congratulate you on your 13 days of not bingeing. That really is a big achievement. And it is one of the main points of NoS. I've really appreciated this discussion because it has made me review my goal. At 5' 4" I thought I should be down around 57/58kg (125...
by funfuture
Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Oh no, don't tell me I'm going to gain wait by November and be back where I started!! No, No, No... That should, of course, be 2010. And I didn't have the second glass of wine. I sort of wanted it, but not really. I haven't been that much of a drinker in the past, and I don't want to develop that as...
by funfuture
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Starting Weight 83kg (mid-Nov, 2011)
Current weight 80kg (9/2/11).
Goal weight 58-60kg.
T-110; W- 97; B-109;A-35; T1-65.
by funfuture
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Lol, amake616. I once had a Lebanese friend who was a salesman (of sorts) and he really struggled to keep his weight down because he had to eat everytime he visited a house. He would never eat at my place - he was just thankful he could refuse to, I think. :-) Wednesday: B: 2 slices of watermelon. L...
by funfuture
Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Measuring plates?
Replies: 8
Views: 3824

Measuring plates?

I just measured the dinner plates we use at home. Ours are about 10.5 inches across if you measure from edge to edge. But the indented part - where you put the food - is about 7" across. When people recommend 9" plates, do they mean 9" from edge to edge? In that case, how wide is the indented part w...
by funfuture
Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Books To Read With No-S
Replies: 12
Views: 5124

I like Flylady's idea of spending a short period of time cleaning each day - a bit like the 14 mins of exercise. Ten mins spent on de-cluttering or on tidying one cupboard or cleaning a room each day really makes a difference. Reduces the feeling of being overwhelmed and makes the once-a-week whip-t...
by funfuture
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Tuesday: B: plain yoghurt and a peach. Coffee L: tin of salmon, bread roll, mango D: at a Chinese vegan restaurant - Taiwanese style eggplant, salt & pepper tofu and steamed rice. We have a colleague from overseas visiting our work. I gave him a lift this afternoon and dropped him at a restaurant ow...
by funfuture
Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Frustrated that I seem to be gaining on No-S
Replies: 38
Views: 12162

For what it's worth, I think this is really excellent advice... I'm gonna toss out a suggestion you can feel free to ignore (it's just a thought and no offense intended) but maybe you should give some thought to focusing on something besides your weight for a while. A member of my family has been ha...
by funfuture
Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Monday: B: egg, small rice crackers, watermelon L: Bought sandwich with avocado, smoked salmon, lettuce and cucumber. Plus a boiled egg. Milky coffee (Am giving up milky coffee, but it was bought for me by a friend, so I couldn't really ask him to take it back!...) D: Mixed plate of leftovers from d...
by funfuture
Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Well this just sucks
Replies: 4
Views: 2817

Wosnes, have you asked at your bottleshop whether they can get some organic (usually very low preservative) or preservative free wine? (We can get it here, but I'm aware that these might not be easily available elsewhere). Failing that, there is a product on the market that neutralises the preservat...
by funfuture
Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Frustrated that I seem to be gaining on No-S
Replies: 38
Views: 12162

Hang in there. It's not a pathetic post at all - I'm sure many of us are really feeling for you and recognise your situation. Have you considered that your body might be swinging wildly in the opposite direction to having been starved/binged for some time. It may need time to settle down. I've found...
by funfuture
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Not at all, Kevin. I welcome your visits. :) My Sunday was also a pretty wild S day. Back to "N"ormality today - and it's welcome. I was reading a book last night about achieving higher measures of "Happiness". I've been following the movement for a while and occasionally check into Gretchen Rubin's...
by funfuture
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Hi Kevin, I think what I was doing was having a full meal AND yoghurt and fruit. It was too much. But, funnily enough, I didn't deliberately stop doing it after all. It just dropped off of its own accord with NoS over the summer. I'm not eating as much at mealtimes. cheers - and thanks for stopping ...
by funfuture
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Mini-Testimonials (add yours!)
Replies: 31
Views: 9032

Yes, I have one. Friday was a day of leftovers because I couldn't use my kitchen to cook - and it's been too hot to anyway (43 yesterday - 109 F - and very humid). Anyway, I was dying to have a treat on Friday night even though we were staying at home and not doing anything special. I was so so temp...
by funfuture
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

B: leftover soup. Black coffee.
L: Leftover stirfry plus lots of rockmelon.
D: fish & chips. 2 wine spritzers.
by funfuture
Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Egypt
Replies: 5
Views: 5287

Sad, sad stuff. From memory, self-immolations by Buddhist monks in Vietnam helped draw the world's attention to the Vietnam War. I can't imagine anyone doing that to themselves...they must feel so utterly powerless in every other way.
by funfuture
Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: article on cancer and exercise
Replies: 5
Views: 2342

That particular sentence didn't register with me Blithe - just the overall message that moderate exercise is pretty necessary for good health. There have been a few comments on the board lately about the tendency of society to blame the patients for their own illnesses, particularly cancer. Many yea...
by funfuture
Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why Did I Stop No S 1st Time Around?
Replies: 5
Views: 2338

Thanks for posting this thread - I've been having similar thoughts and posted this on my own thread a couple of days ago: Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:09 pm Post subject: I've been thinking a bit lately about why I fell off the NoS wagon before. The first time around I was doing very well, but I hit ...
by funfuture
Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 22689

That's an excellent loss in only a few weeks. Well done!
by funfuture
Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

That's interesting, Kevin. I do think it might be the way forward for me to help me stick with the basic principle of "moderation".
by funfuture
Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: article on cancer and exercise
Replies: 5
Views: 2342

article on cancer and exercise

I thought this was interesting...not necessarily new, but interesting...

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-wo ... 1afut.html
by funfuture
Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fallen off the wagon...
Replies: 10
Views: 3291

No, it's true you can't fail an S day...but you can derail from moderation....I know, I've repeatedly proved it!
by funfuture
Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Thursday - Chinese New Year - Special S day

B: 2 sandwiches made with corn cakes - 1 x peanut butter, 1 x vegemite and margarine.
L: large chicken, mayo and salad sandwich.
D: CNY with friends at their home. Shared (delicious but very very simple) Chinese meal, plus a slice of chocolate cake.
by funfuture
Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 116914

Well done, idon'tknow. Sounds like a sensible substitution for managing your day. :)
by funfuture
Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

I've been thinking a bit lately about why I fell off the NoS wagon before. The first time around I was doing very well, but I hit a long plateau - I think caused by bingeing on S days. The second time I only did NoS for a few weeks and my head wasn't really in the right space. I was also trying to j...
by funfuture
Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Things are going well...
Replies: 10
Views: 3977

Wow, Starla, you really are inspirational. That's fantastic!
by funfuture
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day
Replies: 48
Views: 38888

Wow - I'm so pleased to have found this thread. I'm definitely going to try baking my own bread. Can't wait to try it.
by funfuture
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Egypt
Replies: 5
Views: 5287

I was struck by the bravery of the protesters talking directly to camera on the news tonight. It's hard to believe that there wouldn't be retaliations. I think it indicates just how desperate and angry they are feeling under this regime.
by funfuture
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Movies 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 21428

I really enjoyed the King's Speech. Thought it was excellent.
by funfuture
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

The day was cooler and the stallholders were back. I came home with a bag of mangoes and a bag of small peaches (just coming into season now). It's Chinese New Year, so I will take some of the fruit to friends tomorrow, along with a special celebratory cake that we bought in Chinatown. I think tomor...
by funfuture
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reinhard's 2010 "during"
Replies: 31
Views: 15527

Reinhard, I think you're looking younger as the years progress, not older!
by funfuture
Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Tuesday: B: capeseed roll and a banana + 2 coffees L: capsicum, cucumber, smoked salmon, tofu, slice of sourdough. Blueberries. D: chicken and corn soup + 1/2 serve of beef, vegetables and noodles. 1 glass of wine spritzer. Well, I didn't get our mangoes - we're having a bit of a heatwave and it was...
by funfuture
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Things are going well...
Replies: 10
Views: 3977

Hi Librarylady. I'm over 50 too. I started back on NoS in November but got seriously derailed over Christmas for a few weeks. I'm also hampered in exercise at the moment because of a hip injury. And I too like the occasional glass of wine with dinner. Nevertheless...drumroll...I've lost 6.5 lbs over...
by funfuture
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: About Miss Hartshorne
Replies: 15
Views: 5070

Please do imagine it. That would be fun.
Perhaps other characters will soon join as well. :-)
by funfuture
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

We're heading into our last month of summer - the hottest month of the year. I'm savouring the tropical fruits, knowing this abundance won't last and that we'll be living on apples, bananas and citrus through the winter...sigh....Out-of-season fruit is prohibitively expensive - and not that nice. De...
by funfuture
Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Am back. The good news is that my friend is ok. It turned out to be a rather nasty virus rather than a stroke. He's still recovering but well on the mend. Have been away this last week - holidaying again with family - ah, it's a tough life. This time around I stuck to NoS. I weighed myself yesterday...
by funfuture
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Friday: B: 2 x corn cake sandwiches made with PB. 2 coffees with Lf milk. L: leftover chicken casserole D: Fish, chips and salad. After midnight - technically on Saturday - succumbed to chocolate in the cupboard. I'm going to count it as a Fail because I think S days start the next day - after you w...
by funfuture
Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just an Observation.....
Replies: 10
Views: 3943

Hi NSR - always happy to hear another 2c worth!
by funfuture
Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just an Observation.....
Replies: 10
Views: 3943

Interesting topic. I suspect I'm an abstainer but I'm not entirely sure - had to go cold turkey when I gave up cigarettes a million years ago. I became pretty much instantly and heavily addicted to them when I tried them as a teenager and there was no way that I could just smoke moderately - ever. I...
by funfuture
Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

B: 2 x sandwiches made of corn cakes and PB. 2 coffees with skim milk.
L: chicken casserole, watermelon, blueberrries.
D: takeaway Indian food - rice, mango chicken and vegetables. Meat samosa.

Boy have I eaten a lot of chicken lately. Lucky I'm not starting to sqwark. Is that how you spell "sqwark"?
by funfuture
Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 116914

congrats on your string of successful days - sounds like you are getting back into the swing of it. :)
by funfuture
Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

BTW dinner on Tuesday night was vegetable laksa in a food hall.
by funfuture
Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Yes, we're all fine. Thanks, idon'tknow. We are travelling to Queensland next week, but not to a directly flood-affected area. B: corn cake sandwiches made with PB x 2. 1 coffee with milk. L: Leftover quiche, chicken and egg. D: sausages with steamed potato, kumera, peas and raw tomato. Plus rice cr...
by funfuture
Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Monday: B: Forgot. 2 coffees with skim milk. L: Leftover cold meats and salads from Sunday. D: 3 slices of restaurant pizza plus 2 glasses of champagne. Tuesday: B: 4 puffed corn cakes with peanut butter (ie two sandwiches which I had to eat on the go this morning) L: Leftovers from Sunday again - h...
by funfuture
Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Recipes/Meal Ideas for Quick and Easy "Defaults"
Replies: 15
Views: 5602

It's a great recipe book, Noel. Incredibly useful for young 'uns! I laughed out loud at some of your comments.
by funfuture
Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

After the very indulgent Saturday, I was planning not to go wild on Sunday. (Mind you, I'm not sure indulgent is the right word - I don't even like McDonalds...) Sunday did not go that well. The meals were fine - cold meats and salads, but we had guests all day for a potluck lunch and I ended up hav...
by funfuture
Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 173450

Wow, 8 days snowed in! Doesn't snow here, so that's hard to get my head around. I can appreciate the enforced slow-down, routine and rest would be a good thing (despite the occasional cabin fever).
by funfuture
Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Not out of control, but an indulgent S day. B: 2 slices of toast with vegemite. 2 coffees with lf milk. Snack: 2 chocolates L: Salads and cold meats, fruit salad Snack: slice of plain banana bread D: McDonald's wrap and fries. Chocolate icecream. (We were on a long car trip - well that's my excuse a...
by funfuture
Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 397188

Congratulations, Bright Angel!
by funfuture
Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Friday: B: 2 coffees with lf milk. 2 slices of high protein toast with marg and vegemite. Some left over BBQ chicken. L: homemade caesar salad (sort of) - lettuce, 2 boiled eggs, the last of the leftover chook, cucumber, vinegar and olive oil dressing. D: chicken casserole - chicken, sweet potato, o...
by funfuture
Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 173450

Hi Noel, Many thanks to you too for your suggestions. I have been thinking of helping DD cook one meal a week as part of her weekly chores - she's not that interested in cooking and while she is a good little eater, eats for fuel rather than for pleasure. I may have to pay her extra for that one! Th...
by funfuture
Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 173450

Hi, KCCC, Thanks for the tips and the suggestion of the book. That's v interesting about the number of chores and also splitting the chores into individual and family. Looking at your list made me realise that DD actually helps me quite a bit, just not in an organised way. She always helps me unload...
by funfuture
Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Agreed, Noel.:D

Thursday:
B: 2 slices of gluten free toast with smoked salmon. 2 x coffee with lf milk.
L: homemade quiche plus half a peach.
D: BBQ chicken + 2 slices of bread and avocado.
by funfuture
Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Playdate at McDonald's --- What should I eat?
Replies: 14
Views: 5966

Wish we had that option, Reinhard. :D We have a rule in our house that McDonalds is allowed only on long car trips (ie to the country or another city), which means DD gets to go once or twice in the holidays if we're going somewhere. She wants to go, and I figure she has to be able to fit in with th...
by funfuture
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is it real food?
Replies: 7
Views: 3067

That reminds me of one very useful thing I took from weight watchers - to shop around the outside walls of the supermarket and avoid the inner aisles. The outside is where the fresh and chilled produce is.
Thanks for posting this Noel. :D
by funfuture
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 173450

Hi KCCC, I know this is off track but I was wondering what chores you give your son. I think he and my daughter are roughly the same age (10?) and I'm wondering what to give her on a regular basis. She makes her bed as a rule and sets and clears the table. She also helps by sweeping our front verand...
by funfuture
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Wednesday:
B: 2 slices of high protein toast with margarine and vegemite. 3 coffees with skim milk (not enough sleep).
L: crackers with tinned salmon, cherry tomatoes, capsicum, mulberries.
D: sushi train (yum - a delicious indulgence). 2 glasses of white wine.
by funfuture
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Hi KCCC, Welcome! It's great to have you drop by. Thanks for your comments re my choice of word. I like yours too - "open" - it's resonates with me as well. Particularly as it relates to acceptance. The notion of accepting what is - of surrendering while also moving forward - is an interesting one f...
by funfuture
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The "My Pants Fell Down" Club.....
Replies: 60
Views: 48578

Fantastic, Blondie!
by funfuture
Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Painless - word for the year

Am reposting this from the main board so I keep track of it... I love this idea too and have been wondering about what word to pick. I've been tossing up between "healthy" (because I really do need to focus on my health this year and make it a priority. I've been hobbled by pain in my hips and neck,...
by funfuture
Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Ended up having dinner out in an Asian place - My daughter and I both felt like soup. I had a bowl of chicken laksa. Yum.
by funfuture
Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Did have the soup for dinner on sunday - homemade with brown rice, miso, fresh bitter greens and some leftover fresh salmon. Very Japanese. Monday B: forgot again except for flat white coffees - silly L: Was hungry so I ate everal large corn cakes (puffed corn) with avocado and cheddar cheese. Fresh...
by funfuture
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My word for 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3315

I love this idea too and have been wondering about what word to pick. I've been tossing up between "healthy" (because I really do need to focus on my health this year and make it a priority. I've been hobbled by pain in my hips and neck, particularly. I'm overweight and unfit and not getting any you...
by funfuture
Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Thanks, idont'know. It really was lovely. It's just once a year we get there, but I realise how lucky we are to have that opportunity. One year it would be lovely to have a white Christmas - if only to make sense of all our reindeer and Christmas lights and Santa, etc...but perhaps in the northern h...
by funfuture
Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2011 Check-In
Replies: 186
Views: 81717

Welcome back, Noel. I rejoined too a few weeks ago. It's nice to see some old faces here.
Fun
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by funfuture
Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Am back in the saddle...Vanilla No S for 21 days... B: 2 coffees with milk (wasn't hungry after all the recent excess). :oops: L: Pre-made pasta pockets (ricotta and spinach) with fresh tomato and avocado mixed through. D: home-made caesar salad using leftover chicken, rice crackers, egg, lettuce, c...
by funfuture
Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Hmmm - have definitely been in holiday mode for the last two weeks. Back home tomorrow. Back to Vanilla NoS. I have another week's break at the end of Jan and want to keep on NoS during that one. (Definitely haven't over this Xmas break.) We've had a glorious time at the beach. So relaxing. I'm sitt...
by funfuture
Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Ah, well yesterday was better until I wrote that message...I ended up eating chocolate ice-cream after dinner. I was up late again cooking and ate a chicken leg late at night. Today, I forgot to have breakfast, but then sat down to a lunch which went all afternoon - 5 hours at the lunch table. Mostl...
by funfuture
Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

We had Christmas lunch with cousins - a beautiful lunch. Lots of delicious food. Cold turkey, salmon and ham, Greek salad, cold roast vegetables with rocket, chocolate ice cream cake with strawberries, trifle, Christmas pudding...(I skipped the latter but thoroughly enjoyed the ice cream cake - so m...
by funfuture
Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This habit thing has some clout.
Replies: 7
Views: 3016

I should have added that cherries feature largely at Christmas here too. They come into season about now and grace every Christmas table.
by funfuture
Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

It's very late here now - about 1.30am on Christmas Eve. The night is warm and peaceful. DD is fast asleep. Santa's already been - at least his glass of champagne is finished - and there are more pressies under the tree. Feels a bit blissful really - tired and content. B: toast with avocado and flav...
by funfuture
Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Happy Festivus!
Replies: 6
Views: 2448

Merry Christmas from me too.
by funfuture
Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Looking back over my recent entries, I suspect that nutritionally, I'd be better off switching to black coffee or tea and leaving in the yoghurt and fruit...just a thought. Am not going to try to tweak anything for the moment though till I feel more settled. I've learned the hard way not to try to t...
by funfuture
Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

B: 4 corn crackers with avocado and cheddar cheese. 2 coffees with lf milk.
L: capeseed roll with salmon and mayonnaise
D: Leftover mince and rice, plus some instant noodles, scrambled egg with tomato, plain yoghurt and blueberries.
by funfuture
Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in
Replies: 1014
Views: 350271

Your eclipse-watching moment sounds lovely...
And I miss Blueskighs too. Always enjoyed her posts.
by funfuture
Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ICE CREAM CAKE-WHAT TO DO???????????????????????????????????
Replies: 9
Views: 3984

A friend brought a Vienetta to my 10-year-old daughter's birthday tea recently. She decorated it by writing DD's name across the top in icing and finished it with a row of candles - very sophisticated if you ask me! :D
by funfuture
Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This habit thing has some clout.
Replies: 7
Views: 3016

It's summer here, so we tend to have a mixture of traditional and salady foods - seafood (e.g. king prawns), ham, turkey (the meat is often served cold) and salads and bread...followed by Christmas pudding, brandy butter and fruit salad...
by funfuture
Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Well the industrial bans have been called off - but I can't see that much was achieved. There have been no concessions made by the university management to settle the Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. All a bit frustrating and disillusioning... It's been a very stressful time, but hopefully things wi...
by funfuture
Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Tuesday: B: 2 slices of toast with butter and vegemite. 3 coffees. L: capeseed roll with tinned salmon, mayonnaise, tomato and lettuce D: sausage with leftover stirfried vegetables and rice. Am about to have some mango, strawberries and yoghurt (I know I said I wouldn't do this in the future, but I ...
by funfuture
Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Thanks, idon'tknow...it is worrying...I too hope it will be resolved soon. S days - ok in the mornings - not great in the afternoons - seemed to be a chocolate fiesta... Today - Monday. B: - banana and skim milk coffee L: capeseed roll with mayonnaise, tinned tuna, tomato and lettuce. 1 x mango. D: ...
by funfuture
Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

I was dying to snack last night. I've been pretty strict on the vanilla NoS this week and consequently have been feeling a bit hungry each night. Not so hungry that I can't sleep, but enough to be aware of it. But last night I was dying to snack on something chocolate. I resisted though I let myself...
by funfuture
Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do you overcome screw-ups?
Replies: 18
Views: 7167

fantastic post. :)
by funfuture
Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

B: half a mango plus half a cup of yoghurt. 1 coffee with milk. L: Xmas lunch at Mum's nursing home. One plate - roast dinner - ham, turkey, potato, peas, gravy. (Not piled up. And surprisingly good - I was expecting it to be much much worse...most of mum's food is pureed. :cry: ) D: homemade pizza ...
by funfuture
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in
Replies: 1014
Views: 350271

Glad to hear your son's on the mend. :)
by funfuture
Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

B: white cheese, blueberries, crackers. 2 x coffee with lf milk
L: Xmas party - one plate of meat and different salads. 1 x glass of white wine.
D: At friends' house - virtual plated - vegetable soup, rice, chicken casserole. Glass of wine.
by funfuture
Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Tuesday: B: 1 egg,half a rasher of bacon, half a cup of yoghurt, fresh blueberries and a couple of tablespoons of toasted muesli. A large breakfast for me. L: last of the leftover lunch foods from yesterday - a boiled egg, some flavoured tofu cut into sticks, 4 olives in brine, half a dozen small ri...
by funfuture
Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ZippaDee Do Da Days...
Replies: 521
Views: 335202

Fantastic on both counts, Zippadee!
by funfuture
Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Sunday, S day. Not too wild, but I was still full from Saturday. I did have some banana bread at breakfast. And I made some chocolate mousse and took it to friends for dinner, so we ate it with fruit salad for dessert. Monday: A gorgeous sunny day... B: 1 egg and 2 corn cakes. 2 coffees with lf milk...
by funfuture
Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weight Watchers changes its points system
Replies: 43
Views: 13219

Go Reinhard! :D :D :D
by funfuture
Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Saturday ...hmmmm....pretty wild S day - was fine till some friends came over for afternoon tea. I baked some biscuits (cookies) and prepared some other sweet foods to make it special. For some reason, that triggered me eating lots. I had dinner at another friend's house - and had more snacks (crack...
by funfuture
Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The beauty of N-days
Replies: 4
Views: 2375

Yes, I liked this post too - and the articles.
by funfuture
Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2187
Views: 1008478

sounds like a crap experience, oolala53. You did well not to cave completely!
by funfuture
Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1764
Views: 966807

Kathleen, I think what people are saying is that you really only have to concentrate on the N-Days. That's all you have to worry about to do Vanilla No-S. At the moment, you're worrying about the S-days. If you would prefer not to binge on S days, then fine, don't - as BrightAngel says, the ultimate...
by funfuture
Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weight Watchers changes its points system
Replies: 43
Views: 13219

That site is soooo funny. I love the frankfurter spectacular. I too did WW once. Can't remember when exactly - I suspect in the late 80s or 90s. I learned a lot from it - though, like everyone else here, I couldn't sustain it. I joined when they had points and the two things I really liked were: tha...
by funfuture
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Friday: Went for another walk today - that makes 4 this week. It's not easy - am on anti-inflammatories for my hip, and even with those, I don't have my normal stride or ease walking. Still, the walking has made me feel better overall. I also shugged tonight. I was stood down on Wednesday. There is ...
by funfuture
Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 63868

Thursday:

B: 3 corn cakes with hummus. 2 coffees
L: leftover mashed potato cooked up with a small tin of tuna, leek, asparagus and mushroom. Eaten with lettuce.
D: calamari with sweet chili sauce, potato, peas. Small banana with plain yoghurt.

2 glasses or red wine.
by funfuture
Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My No S Musings
Replies: 220
Views: 65581

That sounds great, Shannah. I hope your back gets better soon.
by funfuture
Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Memo to self re: S-days
Replies: 28
Views: 19907

good stuff, KCCC. Thanks for re-posting it.