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by fkwan
Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: First S weekend....not so great....:(
Replies: 12
Views: 5830

Also pizza, even though "food", is very calorie dense; it has that lovely carby crust which calls me, at least, almost as much as a cookie, and then you go put all that stuff on it...(yum)...before you know it you could be eating 1000 calories just from the pizza alone (I know to me I could inhale f...
by fkwan
Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: When will the torture end??? Aka: Menopause!
Replies: 20
Views: 19578

Vote 3 for no HRT. I figure they went through it for thousands of years without that kind of stuff, so could I. :D I have every single symptom, but once I learned they were all hormonal, now I just ignore them. I can stand all of them except for the weight gain and the incontinence. The good thing a...
by fkwan
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Acceptance of Greed and Gluttoney
Replies: 25
Views: 11362

Reinhard, I have the same problem as BrightAngel, but it only needs a tiny modification for folks whose metabolism is in the toilet, and only for the "weight loss" portion of the diet, not as a maintenance, lifestyle change, which this mostly is. The fine print should say something along the lines o...
by fkwan
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Progress
Replies: 6
Views: 3698

Félicitations!


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by fkwan
Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Day 27-S day #2--Bad ending to good start

So far only walked 15 minutes because of rain. Going out now to try to finish up the hour. Finished the hour. B: Banana. L: 1/2 cup vegan pecan praline ice cream with 1 tb vegan caramel sauce and about 1/9 vegan pecan pie just out of the oven: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2223/2446338945_2776074ca...
by fkwan
Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Don't like s days
Replies: 23
Views: 7907

I still choose to count calories by using my food journaling software program. I am also well aware that going over my total day's calorie burn rate every S day will cause me to gain weight.... ........unless my N day meals are very severely restricted. And if I choose to do that, I'll just find my...
by fkwan
Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone here know someone with OCD, schizophrenia, Asperger's
Replies: 6
Views: 7543

Thanks, KC and Nos!

She has a social worker. Nice lady. She essentially told us there's not much we can do.

She has to live with us, or else rot in the street.

But thanks for the book rec, I will look it up at my library right now :)

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by fkwan
Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Day 26-S Day

Did fairly well, considering... B: two blueberry muffins, 1 tb. rice protein in 1/2 cup soymilk No Lunch D: lima beans, corn, salad (lettuce, onions from garden, tomatoes, carrots), faux bacon bits, tater tots (technically two bowls of mixed) Ate too much salad and lima beans, causing beachball size...
by fkwan
Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone here know someone with OCD, schizophrenia, Asperger's
Replies: 6
Views: 7543

Anyone here know someone with OCD, schizophrenia, Asperger's

Okay, I'm at my wits' end. If you check my HabitCal you'll see I'm doing great at everything except the last calendar, which is my attempt to not want to strangle my mother-in-law, with whom my husband and dogs are obliged to live. She is 80 something years old and not physically ill enough to go to...
by fkwan
Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Just need to vent before I kill someone
Replies: 11
Views: 10229

I work in the medical field. Have you told your doctor about this, i.e., has it happened before? If yes, and it's still happening, you should seriously consider looking for a new doctor. :( In other words, office staffs usually suck this much, but if you tell your doctor and he/she doesn't communica...
by fkwan
Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Day 25

Day 24 apparently got disappeared by the server, the day in which I lost 2 pounds and now weigh 108 . 8 more pounds before I go home to the Philadelphia area. Like Nichole, my family lives in the "suburbs". They moved there from New Jersey aeons ago. AM walk: 38 min. Break #1 walk: 24 min. Break #2 ...
by fkwan
Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Truly Off-Topic: Glasses at my Wedding?
Replies: 8
Views: 8741

Re: Truly Off-Topic: Glasses at my Wedding?

Tina Fey makes glasses look cool, so why not me too? What do you think? Has anyone ever seen a bride with glasses on? NOTE: I would not buy ugly huge glasses (no offense to anyone with huge glasses)... Tina Fey. Nuff said. I had contacts at my wedding, wish I had worn glasses. Hated contacts. Hated...
by fkwan
Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Separate intro category
Replies: 2
Views: 1943

Separate intro category

Reinhard,

If this place is like other boards, which it seems to be, I think the intro thread is going to get huge, so it might be a good idea to make it a third category all by itself. Then each person does their own intro and gets their own reply. :P

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by fkwan
Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Introducing Myself
Replies: 34
Views: 13676

My turn! :D I'll be 53 in August. I'm a Jewish Buddhist vegan pacifist very blue Democrat from New Jersey who doesn't drive living in exile for 28 years in a very red state. I'm married, no kids, 4 dogs. We live with my husband's mother who has severe OCD of the shopping and hoarding type. In a trai...
by fkwan
Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Collateral Benefits
Replies: 16
Views: 6663

1. Self hatred gone, self-esteem normal. 2. A general feeling of normalcy. 3. Thoughts directed at something other than food. 4. Flatter stomach. 5. Much better muscle tone. 6. A feeling of utter astonishment that I am able to conquer addictions and other mental difficulties that ruined my life for ...
by fkwan
Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Influencing and inspiring others
Replies: 13
Views: 5754

I left a copy of the book at the gym, am going to buy a copy of the book for my office, and give a copy to one of my former colleagues who is on WW. :)

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by fkwan
Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thirty Day Results
Replies: 29
Views: 10178

Blue, I read yr blog every day! Next: a cookbook pls! :)

hugs of congrats,

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by fkwan
Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:40 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Yet another thing to track with HabitCal!
Replies: 2
Views: 5308

Yet another thing to track with HabitCal!

I'm also using it to stop being hateful to my mother-in-law and accumulate gooder karma. Every day I don't think hateful thoughts about her or say nasty b**** stuff to her under my breath is a green day. :lol:

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by fkwan
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Day 23

Still 110 pounds. I tried the one plate method instead of virtual plating today: http://www.geocities.com/foggersunica/nossample.jpg Same thing for three meals: italian bread with the no calorie spray butter stuff, tater tots, faux roast beef, stirfried onions, red bell peppers and broccoli; salad; ...
by fkwan
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 242579

sorry, I just have to know, what on earth is EVOO?

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by fkwan
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Godiva Victory
Replies: 7
Views: 3487

Congratulations. Isn't it a wonderful feeling?

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by fkwan
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Day 22

Happy Earth Day!!!! Urban Rangers RULE! AM walk: 34 minutes. Walk break #1: 23 minutes. Walk break #2: 27 minutes. Total: 1 hour 4 minutes. Gym: Lower body weights 15 minutes, elliptical trainer at 8.4 cal/min x 15 minutes. B: multigrain kashi, strawberries, almond milk, flax, hemp protein. L: the l...
by fkwan
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Which "S" is hardest for you to let go of?
Replies: 46
Views: 14855

Sweets, no question. I have an "if I'm ever universe forbid diagnosed with a terminal disease and have only X time to live" diet: cans of frosting, almost any flavor brownie batter chocolate chip cookie batter Sara Lee cheesecakes, any flavor if they ever make it again, HEB pecan pie ice cream Last ...
by fkwan
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Depressed but not quitting
Replies: 16
Views: 7174

Hi Carla, Are you perimenopausal? All diet and weight loss rules go out the window. Did you weigh yourself first thing in the morning, nude, on an empty stomach and pee first? :) Seriously, that can make a difference. Just for fun yesterday I did a morning weight (110) and then by noon, after eating...
by fkwan
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 839
Views: 690687

Completed 21 days yesterday. Only lost two pounds (9 more to go to first goal), but bingeing is a thing of the past and so are cravings. I am saying no to my enablers for the first time in my life.

REINHARD, YOU ARE THE BEST!

:D

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by fkwan
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: WHAT FORBIDDEN FOODS HAVE YOU BOUGHT?
Replies: 7
Views: 4123

I haven't bought anything yet, but on Friday I am going to buy a pint of vegan pecan praline ice cream, a small Mrs. Smith's vegan pie crust and make a vegan praline sauce, mix 'em all together and have a vegan version of the now defunct Pecan Pie ice cream, the most heavenly substance no longer mad...
by fkwan
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

DAY 21!!!!

Did not get a chance to check weight. B: Scottish brose (pea meal and water) with 1 tb. raisins, 1 tb. flax, 1 tsp. brown sugar, 1 tsp blackstrap molasses (I hope this doesn't count as a "sweet") L: Leftover tofu, potatoes, rice, apples, raisins and peanuts in curry sauce; serving too huge, cut in h...
by fkwan
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Some hard data
Replies: 10
Views: 4972

Way to go, vive la Rose! :P I have rheumatoid arthritis so I can relate to the effect of weight loss/diet on one's pain. I can already feel the difference and I've just lost approximately 5 pounds. Even though NoS is a system, most of us are here to lose weight for better health (or retrain habits f...
by fkwan
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Day 20

Happy Passover! A much better day than yesterday, although yesterday wasn't too bad. Again, I had to be aware of calories, but other than that, I ate what I wanted, when I wanted it. One hour walk around the boring perimeter. Brunch: salad, 3 oz. homemade faux chicken (contains 25 g protein, plus am...
by fkwan
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How's everyone's weekend going so far?
Replies: 12
Views: 5580

I'm doing well too. I ate everything I wanted and stopped when I reached my calorie limit, something that I could NEVER have done before.

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by fkwan
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Solution to idiot S days!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5474

I know Reinhard doesn't approve of this, but calorie counting or estimating helps. I can plan my days around the high calorie dense foods so I don't go over my limit but don't feel deprived. I really think it's something that has to be done if one is to be real about one's food choices.

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by fkwan
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 242579

Day 27 SUCCESS B: Donuts, chai tea latte ... picture on my blog www.nosdiet.blogspot.com L/D: balsalmic organic greens salald, beet and basil ravioli PAINTED MY ROOM GREEN TODAY! I have always wanted a green room! This is what I am doing instead of obsessing about eating and food and whether or not...
by fkwan
Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet book available NOW on Amazon.com
Replies: 48
Views: 46246

I'm an Idiot...

...But I can't seem to find the damn submit button for the review. I first thought it was Firefox screwing with Java or something so I tried it with IE 7 and couldn't find it either. I'm not sure if my copy got somewhere or if it got somewhere and there will be 3 instances of it at Amazon tomorrow. ...
by fkwan
Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Day 19 -- S #1

first the good news: I ATE ONE, COUNT IT, ONE, BLUEBERRY MUFFIN FOR BREAKFAST. I did not feel deprived. I had a normal lunch. The bad news was I had 600 too many calories of cheese on my bean tostadas and too much guacamole and chips. I'll just have to remember next time that the cheese has to go. A...
by fkwan
Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Here's a strange dilemma....
Replies: 31
Views: 11884

They don't make my favorite sweet anymore: HEB market pecan pie ice cream -- just what it says. Crust bits, praline type bits and disgustingly wonderful praline/caramel sauce swirls in a vanilla praline base. So I'm going to have to make my own...vegan version. Soon.

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by fkwan
Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not restricted enough....
Replies: 63
Views: 21181

It's a system, not a diet, but everything must be taken into account if weight loss is to occur. Like for me, a 53 y/o menopausal lady with crappy metabolism to begin with, I have to count every calorie and plan every meal. (I bet French women do the same, they just don't admit it. :) ) My goal is 1...
by fkwan
Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you use the HabitCal feature?
Replies: 11
Views: 5301

I'm using it to track No S, 3 cups of coffee limit a day (on N days), and whether or not I do my back and hip PT exercises. It's a great motivator.

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by fkwan
Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Crazy Exercises and Weight-Loss Products
Replies: 15
Views: 6791

OMG, the ropes. Talk about a nightmare. I was a 3 month premature baby and have no balance, hyperflexion, basic muscle weakness and now at the age of 53, rheumatoid arthritis! I was obese until my 50s and I HATED, HATED, HATED gym. Rope climbing? Might as well wish to morph into Cameron Diaz. :lol: ...
by fkwan
Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Day 18

AM walk: 33 minutes. 10 minutes of chest weights and situps. B: 1/3 of husband's massive tofu, rice, apple, raisin and potato curry. First walk break: 22 minutes. Tiny lunch: raspberries with 1/3 cup multigrain kashi (was going to physical therapy, would eat larger dinner later). Walk to physical th...
by fkwan
Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Day 17

BROKE THE FIRST BARRIER!!!!! 110 pounds! (barely) There is hope!!! YAY!!!! Nine more pounds to Philly! (A pity I can't eat any more cheese steaks being almost vegan. :() AM walk, 45 minutes. B: multigrain kashi, frozen raspberries, banana, hemp protein, flax, almond milk. First walk break: 16 minute...
by fkwan
Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Detox
Replies: 7
Views: 3598

I think my sweet tooth is kinda going away. I had frozen raspberries on my cereal this morning. They were kind of tart. I thought momentarily about putting sugar on them but there wasn't any in the room. I mixed in a banana and lo and behold, the banana was sweet enough to cancel the raspberries' t...
by fkwan
Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's the silliest diet you've ever tried?
Replies: 72
Views: 40167

High school: 5'0", 150 pounds. Fat. See also: college, post college and entrance into middle age. :o

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by fkwan
Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What is your(current) biggest challenge?
Replies: 18
Views: 7191

Not bingeing on weekends, which are very stressful. I'm fine during the week because I eat all my meals at work, but on the weekends I'm at home in a toxic environment. Worse my (unemployed) husband is not only a chef, but a chef genius, and makes things like blueberry muffins "to use up the frozen ...
by fkwan
Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Day 16

I have discovered that I am currently smack in the middle of textbook classic perimenopause. One of the symptoms is RAGE. As I have mentioned elsewhere, my 83 y/o OCD ridden mother-in-law, who lives with us, is driving us crazy. She is driving me so crazy that last night I had severe stomach cramps,...
by fkwan
Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you eat at lunch? "Real" food..?
Replies: 39
Views: 13349

Re: meals

I'm amazed at all the healthy foods you people eat! Does anyone ever eat Spaghetti & meatballs or lasagna or, even worse, fettucine alfredo? gracie I have to eat healthy food. :) I couldn't eat a normal portion of fettucine alfredo if someone held a gun to my back or even if Reinhard asked me nice....
by fkwan
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lmt2pt Checking In
Replies: 11
Views: 5825

The problem is, I have consiously chosen to backslide. Not a good thing. So I'm starting this thread so I HAVE to check in or face the self shame. Even though my appointment is Thursday I will start getting my arse on track, tomorrow, Wednesday April 16. No ifs, ands or butts. To be sure to complet...
by fkwan
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 631184

I'm also very excited to say I have a new love interest these days! Woo hoo! And I'm going to meet up in May for a week where he lives in Somerset England! This is the first trip out of the country I have made since I was sixteen people, and I'm 40 now, so I am really excited! Wow deb, you're livin...
by fkwan
Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: When will the torture end??? Aka: Menopause!
Replies: 20
Views: 19578

Hi Becky,

I'm a medical transcriptionist, which is almost as bad as being a home health nurse in terms of at least reading about sickness and death, which I seem to be thinking a lot about lately.

:cry:

Sunshine does indeed help.

hugs back,

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by fkwan
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Day 15

Back to baseline, 111 pounds. Still have 5 days this week to reach 1 pound goal of 110 to stay on track. I HATE MENOPAUSE . AM walk: 41 minutes while photographing. B: multigrain cornbread moistened with almond milk, hemp protein, flax, grapefruit. Second walk break: 17 minutes with hurting hip. L :...
by fkwan
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Movement with a purpose.
Replies: 20
Views: 7560

Bonnie UK,

Do folks over there still walk just for the hell of it? Amongst my other zillion reasons for wishing to be reincarnated as a Brit, that was one of the major ones. The other was y'all seem to be the most dedicated animal lovers/vegetarians on earth.

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by fkwan
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: All the Millions
Replies: 10
Views: 5306

Reinhard: A statement and a question. Statement: BOOK TOUR! BOOK TOUR!! BOOK TOUR!!! (actually that's more like a command, not a statement :lol: ) Question: When you do get rich, what will you do with your money? You've already helped a lot of the planet with this diet, but I'm curious. Everyday Sys...
by fkwan
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else actually dread S weekends?
Replies: 12
Views: 5159

I have the same problem. I have decided to limit my S days to twice a month on Saturdays when I have an "outing" into the city. The rest of the time I'm at home and the stress is too great to limit any bingeing I might want to do. I've already seen that I can control myself when not at home.

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by fkwan
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: When will the torture end??? Aka: Menopause!
Replies: 20
Views: 19578

It's just amazing how different my metabolism is in just two years -- at age 50 I lost about 2 pounds in one week on a vegetarian diet. Now at age almost 53 I can barely lose a pound a week with the exact same diet and exercise. And I'm just starting the mood swings. I had no IDEA how virulent they ...
by fkwan
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 242579

Congrats!!!!!! I'm so happy for you!
by fkwan
Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Non-addictive psychological difficulties
Replies: 7
Views: 9594

Non-addictive psychological difficulties

Has anyone used the system to fix a non-addictive problem? I'm having a lot of problems dealing with my husband's mother, who unfortunately is too far gone to live by herself, and lives with us. She has had electroshock therapy and has OCD of the hoarding/buying type, plus the germ obsession. In a s...
by fkwan
Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

hey KC, I hear where you're coming from but I'm the sort of person who has to have some sort of motivator. If I stop weighing myself, I might get "lax" about my N days. Plus I tried the no scale thing when I was losing weight the first time on the veg diet -- didn't weigh myself for a month. And not...
by fkwan
Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Get the Book! ITS WORTH IT!
Replies: 29
Views: 10003

I keep hoping that people will find our germanic names (Eckhart Tolle, Reinhard Engels) sufficiently confusing that some of his sales will rub off on me

let's not forget your ancestor Friedrich. Quite a following he had in his day. :)

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by fkwan
Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Day 14

I gained all my 2 pounds back, i.e., I weigh about 112. I'm sorry, but the fine print of this system is that you can't binge, ever . Same old same old same old. Calories do count. The body doesn't care where they come from. It's OK to have ice cream for lunch on an S day, but no more unwanted calori...
by fkwan
Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Day 13

!@#$%^& binge. B: Fine, raisin bran, soymilk, banana, blueberries, protein, flax. L: Fine, mixed stir fried veggies. Late afternoon the husband asked me did I want some crackers with lox flavored neufchatel on them. I ate about 15. D: curried tofu, a bit of potatoes, 1 c rice and mixed veggies. Walk...
by fkwan
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

S Day 12

UNBELIEVABLE!!!! B: Banana. Ran errands in town, or should I say, walked errands in town. Oh, the bliss of being able to walk from point A to point B! Only did about 54 minutes due to a schedule conflict. Then my twice monthly bliss: a visit to a foo-foo market and shopping complex next to a gorgeou...
by fkwan
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: NS
Replies: 8
Views: 4232

I'm just a beginner too (day 11) and I'm not Reinhard, but I don't think you can do that except on S days unless it's part of a meal. I'm using Everyday Systems to work on my caffeine addiction also and I could not sit in front of the TV without coffee (which I used to distract my attention from the...
by fkwan
Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Day 11

My baby chip binge has caught up with me and I feel bloated this morning, but my jeans still fit a little better than before. :) I'm not going to weigh myself today. AM Walk--40 minutes, while photographing flowers. B: cornbread, grapefruit, rice protein, flax, rice milk, coffee. 1230 break, walked ...
by fkwan
Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is it just my crazy imagination, or...?
Replies: 16
Views: 7923

It's amazing all right; I don't want to eat anything between meals anymore. I just wish I understood why this works; it seems so ridiculously stupid. :)

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by fkwan
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Day 10--grapefruit question

No weight change (expected). Same crappy, grey, damp weather conditions as yesterday, and NO PAIN. Wuzzup with that? Walk 32 mins AM. B: 6 oz. husband's leftover cornbread (oat flour, soy flour, brown rice flour, lysine, buttermilk, eggs, cornmeal), not vegan, but oh well, it tasted so good with ric...
by fkwan
Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fake S Day
Replies: 11
Views: 4968

ooh, canolli. Stop it stop it.

*sigh*

I'm reading Lisa Scottoline mysteries and getting so hungry I now have a headache. :D

I'd kill for a Krimpet. It's been like 10 years in exile.

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by fkwan
Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fake S Day
Replies: 11
Views: 4968

ooh, canolli. Stop it stop it.

*sigh*

I'm reading Lisa Scottoline mysteries and getting so hungry I now have a headache. :D

I'd kill for a Krimpet. It's been like 10 years in exile.

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by fkwan
Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Day 9. No weight change (big surprise) :o AM: Walked 40 minutes then situps and back exercises in gym. Arthritis bad, pain 9/10, could not exercise right hip at all. (I was run over about 18 years ago and had 3 ortho surgeries, now have leg length discrepancy sequelae and a bulging lumbar disc). B (...
by fkwan
Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Larger habitcal for remarks?
Replies: 1
Views: 4555

Larger habitcal for remarks?

I think it would be so cool to be able to enter remarks on it, like change in weight or some other thing, but I realize I am a spoiled brat. :lol:

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by fkwan
Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Question about walking in hot weather
Replies: 17
Views: 18255

I would trade some days of being an Urban Ranger to being a country Ranger. Have you ever been a country ranger? I have and I hate it so much I now only walk around my perimeter. I'm a born urban ranger (from New Jersey), then moved to Texas (Austin) and now am an exile in the middle of nowhere (lo...
by fkwan
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do you reward yourself?
Replies: 13
Views: 5812

The greatest reward for me is sleep: I never get enough.

After that: books. If they ever take away my books they might as well shoot me.

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by fkwan
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: a watched pot never boils, a watched scale never drops
Replies: 18
Views: 8299

Reinhard, I use FitDay. It has all those cute little report modules and graphs, plus it keeps my nutrition in check. I only weigh myself 5 days a week at the gym because I don't own a scale. :D I'm also trying to chart water gains because I'm menopausal and hypothyroid, both of which are hell for wa...
by fkwan
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

111 pounds!!!!!! :D I decided to give myself a treat: when I reach 100, I'll fly home to Philadelphia. I'll lose the last 5 "icing" pounds walking around a city like a normal person. (0845-0930) Walk 15 minutes, elliptical trainer at 9 cal/min x 20 min at gym Breakfast (1000): 1 piece pita pizza wit...
by fkwan
Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: when do you eat dinner?
Replies: 9
Views: 4827

between 1630 and 1730 on weekdays, usually after 2000 on weekends.

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by fkwan
Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Beginning of Monday -- NO WEIGHT GAINED. Must be the "shock the body" principle of not letting it get used to starvation. 8) Removed 100 calories from breakfast, leaving grapefruit, banana, flax and 2 tb hemp protein (15 g protein). Walked 40 minutes AM, 5 minutes of weights AM. Lunch: salad, beans,...
by fkwan
Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm a sugar addict! help me!
Replies: 30
Views: 12563

Tiffani, you're right. After the binge I cut back on food the rest of the day and unbelievably did not gain any weight (didn't lose any either, but them's the breaks).

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by fkwan
Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Sunday--binge-o-rama.

Breakfast: 4 oatmeal raisin cookies, 1 blueberry muffin.

Lunch: Salad with pumpkin seeds, faux bacon bits and leftover baked tortilla chips (ugh).

Dinner: Salad, pinto beans, nutritional yeast instead of cheese, tostadas, salsa. Only ate half normal portion.

Walk 1 hr.
by fkwan
Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm a sugar addict! help me!
Replies: 30
Views: 12563

I'm only a Sugar Addict, but I'm an Addict

After going through my first two S days and bingeing, although not as horribly as i expected, but still eating roughly a day's calories before breakfast today, I confess that I am unsure about this diet. Even though I knew better, even though the stuff didn't taste good at all, I still ate it, and I...
by fkwan
Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

First S Days

Regret to say I acted just like everybody else and binged. Saturday -- Breakfast: Good girl, banana, soymilk and protein Lunch: Good girl, salad, faux corned beef (homemade), grapefruit Dinner -- Bad girl -- leftover potatoes, zucchini, tomatoes and lentils (good), then 2 cups macaroni and cheese, t...
by fkwan
Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Three amazing phenomena...
Replies: 9
Views: 5237

Today is my first S day and I got up and....didn't want to eat a damned thing.

Truly amazing.

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by fkwan
Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Hammers and Objects under 6 pounds
Replies: 5
Views: 5768

Found what appears to be an 8-10 pound hammer. It works great except I can't figure out how to do hoist sack without killing my back, which is already moribund (bulging disc). Did my first 15 minutes yesterday. All the shoveling type movements and churns were fine. I used the itty mallet for side la...
by fkwan
Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Took a mental health day from work. Went to physical therapy and found out I had a bulging lumbar disc and a totally shot right hip. The therapist tortured me and for two seconds I could bend to tie my right shoe. Ah, the little things in life... Breakfast: tangerine, whole wheat roll Lunch: instant...
by fkwan
Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm a sugar addict! help me!
Replies: 30
Views: 12563

3aday, I'm sorry your friend had to go through such a thing and I'm glad you reminded me that there are much worse experiences in the world. I'm glad I was a doctor's sister-in-law and a good little girl who read medical journals for fun so that I never considered smoking. "Drugs" didn't do a thing ...
by fkwan
Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Three amazing phenomena...
Replies: 9
Views: 5237

Three amazing phenomena...

...noted on day 3 (today, an N day) I could not finish my food. My little apple sat there and shrieked so much sweetness at me that I could not respond. Also I was full from a fairly normal bowl (well normal for me, Ziploc 3 cup) of potatoes, zucchini, tomatoes and lentils. My boss yelled that my fa...
by fkwan
Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Maybe more than you ever wanted to know about me...
Replies: 25
Views: 13010

Now on No S I still eat the same vegan diet I have for years, but find that when I make a point to add a decent amount of a fat source (olive oils, nuts, seeds, avocado etc.) I feel more satisfied and don’t get hungry so quickly. What I like about No S is that it is the sensible “middle path†...
by fkwan
Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Kwan, am I reading this right? You are 112 pounds and want to lose 17 more? I hope I'm wrong. That sounds tremendously unhealthy, unless you're about 4'5" tall. I'm 5'0". I have at one point made it to 95 pounds which leaves 5 pounds of wiggle room between that and an "ideal" weight of 100. I would...
by fkwan
Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Any over 50-ish women having success with this?
Replies: 32
Views: 14178

Wow fkwan, iMarzz here. How much reading have you done to dig up our post from August 2005? Anyway still loving it. Mary I had some downtime at work. :) I was hoping there'd be some menopausal ladies around because I can't seem to get the weight off and the bloating is driving me crazy. :( This is ...
by fkwan
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Blue, I love your blog, very motivating! I'm about a 90% vegan. The husband is veg (he went when I did), but he won't take the extra plunge, and it's extremely hard to be vegan in the US, especially at work, so I try to be as much as possible. With no S days it's way easier to skip the muffins or pi...
by fkwan
Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Late night eating
Replies: 10
Views: 5844

3aday wrote:he was always making something delicious to eat.
I forgot to mention...my husband is a chef.

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by fkwan
Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Any over 50-ish women having success with this?
Replies: 32
Views: 14178

Another over 50 here. :o I was obese my entire life until age 50 when I applied the Buddhist concept of "no-self" to my own self. It means essentially that we're changing every minute, so at any point in time one can go from a binge-er to a Frenchwoman and never return. The first Buddhist precept is...
by fkwan
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Late night eating
Replies: 10
Views: 5844

I have the same problem. Dinnertime is at 2000 or 2100 at night because that's when we get home. During the week I eat at work earlier in the day instead. I'm also working on the "glass ceiling" with coffee so no more caffeine after my third cup with dinner, so when I get home now I dress for bed an...
by fkwan
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Maybe more than you ever wanted to know about me...
Replies: 25
Views: 13010

I'm a modified McDougall almost vegan menopausal rheumatoid arthritic with an eating disorder. :) My husband pointed out to me this morning, and I believe he is correct, that the more bored and frustrated one is, the louder the chatter! EVERY SINGLE one of my binge/bad food choice behaviors has come...
by fkwan
Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm a sugar addict! help me!
Replies: 30
Views: 12563

I believe sugar is a physiological addiction, just as strong as alcohol or cocaine. I also believe based on 40 years of observing my own that reducing (S days) will not solve the problem. So far (about a week) the only thing that seems to work is to reinforce a habit of using a "good" carbohydrate i...
by fkwan
Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Why Does This Work?
Replies: 4
Views: 6959

Why Does This Work?

When I told my husband (unemployed programmer/engineer) about Everyday Systems, his response was, "like, duh." I'm not an engineer, but I sure would like to know why, after 40 years of trying to deal with an addiction, I feel closer to success doing dumb things like No S and HabitCal than ever befor...
by fkwan
Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Blue, is that your blog? I've added it to my feeder. Have you become healthier or seen any health problems remit since becoming veg? Stuck at 112 still but the week isn't over yet. Breakfast: same old: soy yogurt, kashi 7 grain cereal, banana, 1 tb. hemp protein, 1 tb. flax Lunch: leftover beans, to...
by fkwan
Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Unfounded Terrors
Replies: 18
Views: 8296

Since this place is all about habits, it's just replacing one with another.

I always have a cup of coffee after dinner. It used to be with dessert, especially chocolate.

Now it's with an apple.

The addictive brain knows it's getting its thrill at the expected time, but it's a healthy one.

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by fkwan
Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

Hey Blue,

Good luck to you!!!!! If you can do it so can I!

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by fkwan
Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 59715

kwan's check in

I've been doing this for about a week but today is my first day here. I was fat my entire life until the age of 50 when I went vegetarian and lost 47 pounds. Unfortunately I changed jobs to a place where (a) everyone was bored and (b) everyone ate to distraction, and gained 20 pounds back. I have lo...
by fkwan
Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A New Fan
Replies: 11
Views: 6071

A New Fan

I think Reinhard has just replaced Hugh ("House") Laurie as my Desert Island Guy. He may be the last sensible man in America other than my husband the unemployed engineer. :lol: I don't drive, so I've been an Urban Ranger by default for about 40 years. I have 17 pounds to lose and am trying an almos...
by fkwan
Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Hammers and Objects under 6 pounds
Replies: 5
Views: 5768

Is it absolutely necessary to have the long handle? I have a 6# short handled one lying around and it would be nice to save $20, but I suspect that the physics of the long handle is part of the charm. :o

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