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by idontknow
Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 183465

Best wishes, KCCC.
by idontknow
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's second year of No S
Replies: 87
Views: 41201

Refocussing today - success.
136.8lbs - that's a lot of weight I've regained. Back to work tomorrow. The aim is to be strict on my routines.
by idontknow
Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 84609

Hi Grammy - lovely to hear from you again. There is a line from a song that says 'you never get wise, you only get older'....

Having a difficult time with this myself at the moment - so maybe we can cheer each other on :D
by idontknow
Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's second year of No S
Replies: 87
Views: 41201

Thanks Roxy :) Friday - 135.8lbs Day at my dad's. Originally this was going to be an S day, but I limited it to an S event. We only see each other about once a month at most, so when I do go he has bought/made sweet things for me and the girls- his way of showing care. He goes to some trouble and th...
by idontknow
Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 183465

Hi KCCC - hope you have a lovely weekend doing 'fun for you; things. In our house a sandwich with salad is what it says - lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion.... I think you were being short-changed if you were only given lettuce and a bit of tomato. Apologies on behalf on the English sandwich shop :lol:
by idontknow
Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's second year of No S
Replies: 87
Views: 41201

Success today.
B - mango/yogurt Toast
L - soup, sandwich, fruit, yogurt (too full after this)
D - fish in filo pastry with sauce, potato, cabbage
by idontknow
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: question for seasoned parents (no not OT)
Replies: 21
Views: 10170

A very interesting discussion. I have 2 teenage girls (13 and 16). When they were little mealtimes were very fixed in a similar way to yours, Noel: 3 main meals, with a mid-morning snack of fruit provided by school and an after school snack of fruit/toast etc. We tend to eat fairly late and they wer...
by idontknow
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's second year of No S
Replies: 87
Views: 41201

idon'tknow's second year of No S

At the end of April it will be a year since I committed to No S. Since Christmas it has been really hard for me to keep to the rules, and I'm reaching the point where I just can't face checking in another failure :roll: So I'm bringing forward the start of year 2 by a couple of weeks. I am recommitt...
by idontknow
Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Millie daily check in
Replies: 459
Views: 184088

My tip for cinema - take a nice coffee in with you. It gives you the feeling of 'I'm at the cinema, I should buy something nice' but doesn't break the rules. Don't make it too large, though, or you'll have to nip out half way through!
Enjoy the film :D
by idontknow
Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

135.8lbs (tom) B - orange, muesli L - 2 fried eggs, 2 slices toast, handful of chips D - oven chips, chicken, peas, bread, 3 onion rings Not a healthy day's food, but all within the rules. Lunch was at an old fashioned cafe in town - the sort of place I would have gone to with my grandma when I was ...
by idontknow
Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Movies 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 22398

Source Code - I like films that play with time, so really enjoyed most of this. Not sure about the ending, though....
by idontknow
Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Failure Friday.
by idontknow
Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2205
Views: 1090740

Well done on your 5 N days in a row :D
by idontknow
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

133.8lbs Success. A colleague bought me an Easter egg today and I really would have loved to eat some tonight, but I've managed to put it aside until the weekend. B - orange, muesli L - sandwich, fruit, yogurt D - fishcakes, potato, broccoli Lovely weather again today. The thought of fitting into su...
by idontknow
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Archers (probably just for Brits...)
Replies: 86
Views: 80456

Me too - he's obviously still agonising....
Feeling a bit sorry for Cathy after the episode I heard today. Loved Jim's April Fool joke, though :)
by idontknow
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Archers (probably just for Brits...)
Replies: 86
Views: 80456

Hi Too solid. At the moment I tend to listen about a week behind so I've just done the inquest and the day after. I download to my ipod and listen in the car on the way home from work. I tend to get a bit behind in school holidays and then it takes me a while to catch up - which hasn't mattered much...
by idontknow
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Thanks for the encouragement, fun - especially when things are so difficult for you at the moment. Beautiful weather here today - a real foretaste of summer, which makes it easier to stick to the rules. I'm posting a success early in the evening. I know that the thought of having to come back and ch...
by idontknow
Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

For goodness' sake - another failure today! :x
by idontknow
Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Millie daily check in
Replies: 459
Views: 184088

Bad luck on your red day but well done for not ruining the rest of the day. You've been doing really well and I'm sure you will pick yourself up and 'mark it and move on'. Good luck tomorrow :)
by idontknow
Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 183465

Well done for getting back on the N day train today. Also well done for being able to articulate so clearly why you failed/went over the top. It is so difficult to stay in control when we are overwhelmed by 'other stuff'. Remember your advice to me on 'misguided self-care' just a few days ago :) Goo...
by idontknow
Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

134lbs
Success today after an excessive weekend. It's been hard at times today, but my mantra is 'I only eat at mealtimes'. Repeating it at difficult times seems to help.
B - mango, muesli
L - cheese/ham/tomato sandwich, fruit, yogurt
D - lamb, chips, peas, bread
by idontknow
Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Thank you, KCCC. You are absolutely right, as usual. My failures are 'misguided attempts at self-care'. I reach for food as comfort when I am overwhelmed, fed-up and feel like I have no control. I would not have recognised that 12 months ago - so this is actually a huge step towards addressing the p...
by idontknow
Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Oolala - I wish I had your confidence in me. The biscuits led to a binge, which led to another failure day.... End of March - time to take stock, I think. April 2010 - No S starting weight - 144lbs May 2010 - 6 Average weight - 139.9 June 2010 - 3 Average weight - 138.2 July 2010 - 0 (1 NWS day) - A...
by idontknow
Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 78201

I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I'm glad she passed away peacefully, but it must be a very difficult time for you. Take care of yourself
by idontknow
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karin's Daily Check-in
Replies: 21
Views: 9754

Well done for starting straight away and not procrastinating. Good luck :D
by idontknow
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Thanks Oolala. I just wish today was as successful. In a long meeting this afternoon/evening and was so hungry I started to shake - that hasn't happened to me for a long time. I had to reach for the biscuits - nothing else available. The start of a slippery slope.....

133.6lbs.
by idontknow
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * * April Challenge * * * *
Replies: 38
Views: 14131

This sounds good to me. I like the idea of doing 'better' each month. :D My 'better' is to reduce my red days. 7 in March. When these are combined with S days this means a compliance rate of about 50% - not good enough. There are only 9 working days in April for me with the Easter holidays and the w...
by idontknow
Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Success today 133.8lbs Difficult time at work - redundancy risks for my team (not me, luckily) which is causing tension, stress and bad temper. Feel like I'm doing lots of peacekeeping at the moment - when all I really want to do is bang people's heads together! Girls have just brought me cake from ...
by idontknow
Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Lemon drizzle cake was very special. The new S days rules went well on Saturday, but not so good on Sunday. Today was a partial failure. The big girl made me a Mother's Day biscuit when she was helping out at Rainbows today. It wouldn't have lasted until the weekend and she would have been upset if ...
by idontknow
Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Failure yesterday (Friday). Only a small one - chocolate after dinner. I was wondering if to call it an 'S day slide' but I think I need to be honest and register a fail. It wasn't planned, and wasn't part of a special occasion so needs to be a failure. So S days - all 'S's are going to be pushed ba...
by idontknow
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Thanks KCCC. 132.2lbs Success today - and no sneaky yogurt either! A fantastic dinner tonight - smoked mackerel and potato bake. Wow! Lovely husband bought me chocolate - I'm saving it until Saturday. This is nearly 2 green weeks now - v pleased with self and determined to keep going. Weight is comi...
by idontknow
Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Taking a huge career risk. Gulp.
Replies: 17
Views: 13565

Can't wait to hear all the details! Well done - I'm sure it's well deserved. :D
by idontknow
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: General welcome to new folks and FAQs :)
Replies: 57
Views: 26045

We're in a period of transition to join our European neighbours.... The older ones among us still use stones, pounds and ounces. Some of the younger ones use kilograms and grams.
by idontknow
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Thanks Roxie - I've posted a response on your thread, but thanks for your support here. 132.8lbs Success. Sort of. Added a yogurt after dinner because I was still hungry. Technically I shouldn't have done this, but there would have been room on my plate for it. I know this is sort of kidding myself,...
by idontknow
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Roxy is Back and Trying Again!!
Replies: 832
Views: 360449

Hi Roxie - thanks for posting on my thread. I'm sorry you had a bad day. I think Kevin's advice is excellent - just think about getting from one meal to the next and don't worry about the days ahead. I had a phase of eating my way through stressful days. It felt better while I was eating, but just a...
by idontknow
Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Thank you Tobiasmom :) 133.8lbs Success today and yesterday. Saturday I ate too much chocolate. Sunday was more moderate. Before starting No S I would rarely eat between breakfast and lunch - even at weekends. Now I regularly snack at weekends during that time. It is really difficult to resist that ...
by idontknow
Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom's Journey
Replies: 485
Views: 186284

Well done on 5 successful days :D Keep up the good work!
by idontknow
Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Thanks Kevin. This week has been very good - successes all the way. Half a pound lost, which is good. But the real aim was to prove I could achieve a green week. This is the first one since the beginning of February. It wasn't difficult this week, either. It was easy to say no thank you to lots of t...
by idontknow
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

132.8lbs Success. Late lunch again - another busy day. Had a long conversation with a skinny friend who is always dieting today. She is experimenting with some complicated protein for 5 days and then add fruit and something else.... I'm so glad that's not me. One thing we did agree on is that we fee...
by idontknow
Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cheating?
Replies: 16
Views: 6926

What days start with "s"?
Saturday, Sunday and "Special" days. Special days include (your) national and (your) religious and (your) close family's and friend's birthdays.


From the No S website page. You decide :D
by idontknow
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

132lbs
Success. Late lunch because I was busy, which turned out to be a good thing because I didn't get dinner until nearly 10pm. Wednesdays are tricky - it's always a long day and always busy.
by idontknow
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Archers (probably just for Brits...)
Replies: 86
Views: 80456

dum dee dum dee dum dum
by idontknow
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sugar and your mood
Replies: 16
Views: 6882

I always feel in a better mood when I'm following Vanilla No S. I'm not sure if it's the reduction in sugar, fat, or volume. It may even be that my self-esteem is higher - managing my food gives me a sense of control and calmness. I feel successful and that rubs off in other areas leading to more pa...
by idontknow
Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Archers (probably just for Brits...)
Replies: 86
Views: 80456

The Archers (probably just for Brits...)

Does anyone here listen to The Archers (the world's longest running soap on radio, for people who have never heard of it)? I love The Archers, but since my mum died a couple of years ago, and since I changed jobs in September I haven't had anyone to discuss it with. I've looked at The Archers messag...
by idontknow
Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

132.8lbs Success. A couple of big successes today. I was being trained - ie sitting still and listening - not an easy option for me and one which tends to send me to the biscuit tin at coffee break. But I successfully avoided this today. Later in the day the shakes set in - too much coffee :roll: . ...
by idontknow
Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

133.2lbs
Success. Long day at work, but new week = new attitude. No S is surprisingly easy when the attitude is right :roll:
by idontknow
Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Reds Thursday and Friday. Clothes crisis on Friday - everything is getting a little tight :roll: Eating habits were not good yesterday - I know I can't fail, but I can make better choices. Re-read the site and listened to the podcasts for motivation. I am recommiting tomorrow to 21 days Vanilla. The...
by idontknow
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 183465

That's a very difficult situation to be in. It is so draining and very difficult to refrain from being sucked into the conversation. I think your tactic is excellent - and I think it will help because it will force them to reflect and analyse, which is no bad thing. Good luck :)
by idontknow
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

KCCC - my inner child would love a playdate with yours :D Today was a success. Wednesday's are my busy day and today was even busier than usual. Positives - good meeting with a parent who was very appreciative, a (mostly) positive school report for my youngest and very tasty fishcakes for dinner. A ...
by idontknow
Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Well, after some thinking time and some sleep I know that stopping No S is not an option. If No S is a moderate, sane way of eating - why would I want to stop? What is the alternative? The real issue here is work pressure. My inner child is kicking and screaming because there is never any time for f...
by idontknow
Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Thought I'd posted here yesterday, but it seems to have disappeared. Oh well... 132.8lbs. Success yesterday. Failure today. Hungry today. It has been a day spent thinking about what I will eat next. The breakfast to lunch stretch was successful, but about 5.30pm everything fell apart and I headed fo...
by idontknow
Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Well, KCCC and Kevin - I didn't eat the chocolate. I simply said thank you and that I would save it until the weekend. We're both trying to lose weight and be moderate (eating in my case, drinking in his case) so he completely understood. Kevin - your implied suggestion would have worked well - I'll...
by idontknow
Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Thank you KCCC - you're right. They are big positives - I am very lucky :) 132.4lbs Success so far, but my lovely husband has bought me some chocolate. I've resisted so far, but I don't want him to think I'm rejecting his gift. I'm sure he won't mind if I leave it until the weekend - I just need to ...
by idontknow
Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My Month in the Wilderness
Replies: 4
Views: 2462

My February was a similar story to yours. I hate February - always have.
Here's to a better March :D
by idontknow
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Hi Kevin, isn't it odd how we can stand hunger at different times of day? I can eat breakfast at 7 and not eat lunch until 2.30 - no problem. But 1pm until 7.30 makes me into a bad person to live with :oops: Success today. One extra quarter of a sandwich was enough to keep me going until dinner. I w...
by idontknow
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

133.4lbs Failure today. I started off well - a colleague bought me cupcakes as a thank you present and I decided I'd bring them home for the girls. However, I was very hungry between lunch and dinner. I've changed what I eat for lunch and it wasn't enough = failure :( . Hunger is difficult for me - ...
by idontknow
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Taking a huge career risk. Gulp.
Replies: 17
Views: 13565

Well done - that's fantastic news. I am so pleased that things are working out for you and that you feel you've made the right decision. Let us know when you get the written offer :D :D :D
by idontknow
Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

135.2lbs Success today. Some reflection and analysis is needed at this point. I have rebelled against No S for the last 2 weeks so it is no surprise that I have gained some lbs. The first week of rebellion was tiredness at the end of term. The second week was school holidays and lack of structure. S...
by idontknow
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Definitely not seen as annoying interference! Thank you - always - for taking the time and effort to post advice and encouragement, and for making me think about things in a different way.
by idontknow
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 183465

Hi KCCC - I'm so pleased your mum's procedure went well. The last few months have been such an anxious time for you and you must be so relieved that today went well. Thank you for taking the time to post on my thread when you have had other things to think about :)
by idontknow
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Hi KCCC - I always welcome your comments and insights, so please don't apologise for hijacking my thread. I love your inner characters and thank you for sharing them with me. Your comments made me stop and think about a few things, so thank you. I'm having a lovely week's holiday. I'm doing some wor...
by idontknow
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Devil's Diet
Replies: 2
Views: 2117

And it can apply to so many areas in life...
by idontknow
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: UK anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 4432

Another Brit here.
Dave Mc - are you (ie Canadians - not you personally) entitled to a holiday for the royal wedding?
by idontknow
Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This may be a stupid question....
Replies: 6
Views: 6350

It is so hard to limit the influence of such a pervasive presence. British culture is undergoing a real change in some areas because of the influence of US TV. Trick or treat, for example, didn't exist when I was young but it is the norm now. Of course, I'm not saying that all British TV is a good i...
by idontknow
Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

133.4lbs Success today. By yesterday evening I was sick of eating processed junk so today came as a relief. I actually didn't want to eat this morning until about 11am. As it's half term I'm trying to catch up with the food that's in the freezer, so I'm lacking a few things but still managed a less ...
by idontknow
Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This may be a stupid question....
Replies: 6
Views: 6350

Thank you Kevin and Sienna. I meant to add in my original post that we do know 'Glee' is not an accurate representation of schools in the US or anywhere else (thankfully!). However, this is something which is seen in quite a few teen shows - I suppose it's simply a dramatic device to show which char...
by idontknow
Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This may be a stupid question....
Replies: 6
Views: 6350

This may be a stupid question....

...and I hope it doesn't cause offence. My youngest girl has just started cheerleading - (we are in the UK). This started a family conversation about how in US TV programmes such as 'Glee', the cheerleaders always walk around in their uniforms. Does this really happen in US high schools????
by idontknow
Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Hi KCCC - thank you again for your input. I think I am whining. When I look at myself from the outside, I have not been a good person to be around this week. I have whined, moaned, and been cranky and cross. It's difficult to know whether the tiredness or the bad food fed the moaning - or a mixture ...
by idontknow
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Thanks, KCCC. I think that would be a good idea. However, it may be that I just need to stop whining and recommit! This has been a big failure week and I have used the excuse of tiredness to eat everything in sight.
by idontknow
Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

130.4lbs
Another failure today. The last week of the half term and I am tired. This is a pattern and I need to find a way of dealing with this tiredness. I know I feel better when I eat properly and avoid the S's - it's just hard to put into place.
by idontknow
Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Sideways drift from urban ranger?
Replies: 3
Views: 5654

I don't do the parking far away mod but I don't email people at work - I go and find them. I don't phone first to check if they are there - I just go back later. I also run up and down all stairs (when it's not busy!).
by idontknow
Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

131lbs Failure today. I always look back at my good intentions with a wry smile, because I rarely stick to them. The weekend was just like all the others - too much sugar and too much grazing - it's a hard habit to break. Today was fine until coming home from work when I was craving something sweet ...
by idontknow
Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

130.4lbs Success. Not starting my S days early this week. It's nice to have chocolate on a Friday evening, but it feels a bit like cheating. My goal now is to really nail the habits and I am going to follow Vanilla properly until that's done. So positive eating this weekend - 3 meals with planned tr...
by idontknow
Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Mini-Testimonials (add yours!)
Replies: 31
Views: 10205

Just realised I have been carrying a multipack of chocolate biscuits around in my work bag for 2 weeks now. I occasionally get them out and offer them to other people, but haven't contemplated eating one myself. That is a huge change for me - in the past I would have eaten all of them in a couple of...
by idontknow
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Taking a huge career risk. Gulp.
Replies: 17
Views: 13565

Hi Exdieter - we can't tell you what to do, but here are some questions to get you thinking: What's the worst thing that could happen if you took the job? Could you handle the worst thing if it did happen? If you didn't take this opportunity, would you regret it? How unhappy are you in your curent j...
by idontknow
Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oatmeal, revisited
Replies: 52
Views: 25805

Off-topic, but I'd just like to thank you for not following the recent trend and making the subject into two sentence fragments. If this were an ad on a billboard or in a magazine, it would almost certainly have been "Oatmeal. Revisited." Drives me nuts! (Every time I see one of those, I think, "Se...
by idontknow
Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

131lbs
Success.
Good day at work - the long slog and hard work paid off. And home early(ish). Lovely to sit with family, drink coffee and chat before making dinner (chilli).
by idontknow
Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Taking a huge career risk. Gulp.
Replies: 17
Views: 13565

How much do you want to do the alternative job? You say your heart's not in advertising - will you find more satisfaction in the new opportunity? I took a pay cut a couple of years ago to do something I really wanted to do. Because I moved from the public into the private sector I also lost some of ...
by idontknow
Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 78201

Well done on the weight loss :D
by idontknow
Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Measuring plates?
Replies: 8
Views: 4555

I was intrigued by this thread and so measured the plates we use every day. They are 10" across, but have a wide, raised border which has an embossed pattern. It isn't possible to put food on this part of the plate which makes the 'eating area' 7".
by idontknow
Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Thank you, KCCC - I will definitely try that. 130.8lbs Success. I've been thinking about which food I really enjoy as a 'treat' so that I can make S days special. I am sick of permasnacking at weekends. I love good chocolate - (especially with a cup of tea!) - but it needs to be good chocolate - not...
by idontknow
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

131.4lbs Success I am successfully eating less at lunchtime and still managing to make it through to dinner without eating. Dinner is still a bit over the top - I'll experiment with reducing the amount a bit at a time so I don't feel stuffed at the end (like I do tonight!) I've come to a realisation...
by idontknow
Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

133lbs
Success today after a 'wild' weekend.
by idontknow
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Books To Read With No-S
Replies: 12
Views: 5814

I use bits of Flylady's system, too. I have firmly established routines for keeping the house basically clean. I don't always shine the sink, but I do 'swish and swipe' every day - that makes a huge difference to me. I like the whole ethos of getting rid of perfectionism - 'good enough is good enoug...
by idontknow
Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Time for a bit of reflection, I think. I now have 3 weeks of green days after really struggling to put the Christmas holidays behind me. I worked hard to identify triggers and times where I would trip up - and I found solutions. My weight has stayed fairly stable through January, but I am 3lbs heavi...
by idontknow
Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

131lbs
Success. Lunch was a big plateful. It was only one plate, but it was huge.
About to start my S Days - I like the Friday dinner to Sunday dinner mod. It keeps me going through Friday!
by idontknow
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Thanks, Funfuture - it seemed to work well yesterday.

132.2lbs
Success
by idontknow
Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

130.8lbs Difficult day. I needed to stay at work until 8.30pm so I could collect the youngest girl from cheerleading. This meant no dinner until 9.30pm. I knew that if I waited until then to eat I would be crabby, cold and tired. So I built a snack into my day - toast and fruit about 5.30pm. This ke...
by idontknow
Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

131lbs
Success
by idontknow
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Successful eating weekend from Friday to Sunday. Quite a lot of eating... but I'm not worrying about that just now. This weekend was a bit of a crunch time, family-wise. Things needed addressing and pulling together and I think we've managed to do that for the time being. We need to make sure that w...
by idontknow
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Movies 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 22398

The King's Speech - superb.

Can we extend the thread to movies 2011??
by idontknow
Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone here do No-S without S Days?
Replies: 15
Views: 6241

Relax. Follow the rules. Make sure your N day habits are solid. Read the 'phases of No S' sticky. This is not about a quick fix for your weight or eating habits. You are relearning how to eat for the rest of your life. Good luck :D
by idontknow
Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

129.8lbs
Friday success - doing the Friday evening- Sunday evening S days as this worked well for me last week.
Out for breakfast this morning - very moderate though. I knew I didn't want sugar or too much to eat and ended up with a simple croissant and coffee. Lovely.
by idontknow
Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

1304lbs

Success
B - porridge, mango
L - pate/toast/fruit\yogurt
D - smoked fish pie/veg
by idontknow
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

Thank you KCCC - you are always there with kind words and good advice. I was so tired and defeated when I posted yesterday. I am still tired today, but more positive. I like your '3 legged foundation' - I do eat well, but sleep and exercise are more difficult. It's difficult to stop and focus when t...
by idontknow
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 253200

Brilliant news. Well done! :D
by idontknow
Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

130.8lbs Success B - porridge L - toast with pate, fruit, yogurt D - pasta, sauce, bread Another full on day at work, problems with the car, important meeting tomorrow where I'm worried my work won't be up to scratch. I feel like I'm working 5 minutes ahead of myself at the moment. Everything seems ...
by idontknow
Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

131.4lbs Weekend was a success. I restarted N days after dinner on Sunday - quite easy to do. I didn't eat particularly well at the weekend - but I'm not worrying about S days at the moment. I'm aiming for consistent N days Success today B - smoothie, egg, toast L - brie and cranberry sandwich, frui...
by idontknow
Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: My No S sucess story *UPDATED 1/21/2011*
Replies: 15
Views: 23145

Hi Shannah, I'm glad No S is still working for you. I have missed reading your check-in thread and am pleased to know you are still going strong. Good luck with the journaling, the weight loss and I hope your back improves soon. :)
by idontknow
Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 123141

130.4lbs Friday B - toast/fruit L - pb on toast/yogurt/fruit D - fried rice with pork (A day where the cupboards were a bit empty at the end of the week!) Pleased with the weight loss this week. I've decided to try switching S days around a bit and start them on Friday after dinner. N days will then...