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by Blithe Morning
Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Taking a huge career risk. Gulp.
Replies: 17
Views: 14281

If you are good at advertising, you will be just fine. I'm entrepreneurial enough to believe that you could open a consultancy to supplement your regular job, picking up jobs for smaller clients that the bigger ad agencies don't have time for.

I might be doing that one day.
by Blithe Morning
Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Curious about board stats
Replies: 2
Views: 2073

Curious about board stats

Reinhard, The thread ISO Brits got me thinking about the board stats. About how many people are visiting this board? Where do their IP addresses indicate they are from? And... I know I have to proceed carefully here lest you violate any contractual obligations... are the ads pretty much covering the...
by Blithe Morning
Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: others in London? Support group?
Replies: 2
Views: 2226

I don't know why, but this board has more Brits participating on it than any other I've been on. I suppose Reinhard could look at the IP addresses and guesstimate how many lurk. Actually, I've always been kinda curious as to how many lurkers we have. I assume this boards gets some nice traffic. Sinc...
by Blithe Morning
Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Playing with Portions
Replies: 8
Views: 3521

I've been eating legal portions lately and feel full, not just afterwards but all day long. A lot of this eating has occurred while eating out, most of which centered around my son getting ready to go back to Camp Pendelton after being home on post-deployment leave. I miss my son but it's a relief t...
by Blithe Morning
Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Lose Weight or Die
Replies: 4
Views: 2710

Insane, isn't it. Welcome to the world of being a woman where it's all about how you look.
by Blithe Morning
Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anybody read Bob Greene's new book?
Replies: 9
Views: 3801

Talking in therapy only brought me so far....writing helped a lot...but the DOING was the great teacher. So keep plugging at how you want to be . You will fail or lapse but get back on board and keep on doing it...eventually it gets easier. Try not to beat your head over those failures (although yo...
by Blithe Morning
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: America's Obsession with Weight Loss
Replies: 8
Views: 4563

And for the record, I think everyone who sticks with No S will get to "normal". I understand that certain conditions such as PCOS and insulin resistance may slow things waaaaayyy down but eventually it WILL come about right. Blithe Morning, I'm wondering what you base this statement on. I've been w...
by Blithe Morning
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Mini-Testimonials (add yours!)
Replies: 31
Views: 11146

Two boxes of Girl Scout cookies sat on my desk all day, utouched. Barely noticed, actually. And I'm talking Thin Mints and Samoas, people. I allow myself an S opportunity on Wed. evenings if I want it. I took it, had a small dish o' Maple Blondie Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream w/ 2 Pepperidge Farm Chessm...
by Blithe Morning
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Frustrated that I seem to be gaining on No-S
Replies: 38
Views: 14585

Tiffani,

So glad to see you on the boards. I'm glad hubby is back home, too. It sounds like you have a lot of good things going on in your life.
by Blithe Morning
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just how big is three plates? With Diagrams!
Replies: 24
Views: 15799

Thanks, fun. I recalled this thread and thought about looking for it to bump up but ran out of time.

I'm trying to think up a witty remark about pie/pi on the plate but it's just not happening. So, fill in witty pie joke here ---->
by Blithe Morning
Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food Culture
Replies: 20
Views: 7632

Once upon a time the US had a food culture. The WPA was in the process of compiling a book on American food culture when the project petered out due to a set of divers circumstances. You can read about it in The Food of a Younger Land and America Eats! The food culture of today is sorely lacking.
by Blithe Morning
Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Frustrated that I seem to be gaining on No-S
Replies: 38
Views: 14585

It gets better. It really does.

I do think whatever you can do to add in physical exertion and movement would help, not for the weight but for the stress and anxiety relief.
by Blithe Morning
Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Corning Revere outlet, and the Nine Inch Mod
Replies: 8
Views: 5278

Oh my, wosnes. This brings back a memory. I remember how Corelle was supposed to be shatterproof and it was for the most part. Until one day when I dropped it on the hard tile floor just right (or maybe just wrong) and it shattered into LOTS and LOTS of little tiny pieces. I thought I had done the i...
by Blithe Morning
Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Corning Revere outlet, and the Nine Inch Mod
Replies: 8
Views: 5278

Interesting. Were the plates marketed as salad/lunch plates or were they open stock on sets or where they really just 9" dinner plates?

I went to look at some new plates at a Big Box Mart. Goodness they were large. They were like restaurant sized plates. Humongous!
by Blithe Morning
Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: America's Obsession with Weight Loss
Replies: 8
Views: 4563

It's ironic that the more we become obsessed with being thin, the fatter we get. I was heartened to see the new federal recommendations essentially say "Eat less." I suspect that those who advocated for that recommendation are influenced by Michael Pollan (i.e. eat food, mostly plants, not too much ...
by Blithe Morning
Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is binge eating just a habit?
Replies: 8
Views: 3944

Thanks, KCCC. It was a rough few days. Miss that shaggy old fellow.
by Blithe Morning
Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is binge eating just a habit?
Replies: 8
Views: 3944

There's habit and then there's habituation. I think binge eating (or any extreme eating behavior) can be so ingrained in your emotional/physical response to certain stimuli that it feels way stronger than habit. We had to put down our dog a few weeks ago. It was habit to walk into the kitchen and lo...
by Blithe Morning
Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Getting through hungry afternoons
Replies: 14
Views: 6339

Protein powder mixed with water. I know, it's not food. But it works. This usually happens maybe once or twice a week.
by Blithe Morning
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Panick Attack
Replies: 6
Views: 3371

Some of what you say sounds an awful lot like things I've heard women leaving an abusive relationship say. Without minimizing that particular hell, I think going to a place in your head where you are telling yourself that you are entitled to respect (even... especially from yourself) is a hard parad...
by Blithe Morning
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Well this just sucks
Replies: 4
Views: 3484

Well poo. A glass of wine is one of my great pleasures so I feel your pain.
by Blithe Morning
Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Books To Read With No-S
Replies: 12
Views: 6395

It seems that No S might also stand for No Shoes. :lol:
by Blithe Morning
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Books To Read With No-S
Replies: 12
Views: 6395

I use Flylady's system for housekeeping. That recipe book is in the household control journal. I don't always wear lace-up shoes in the house. More to the point, I wear slippers when it is cold and nothing when it is hot. That poor lady would not push lace up shoes like she does if she lived in an ...
by Blithe Morning
Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone not weigh themselves?
Replies: 33
Views: 15845

I go in spurts. Right now, it's easy for me to weigh myself before Zumba class on Wednesday evenings since I'm in the lockerroom anyway.
by Blithe Morning
Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Books To Read With No-S
Replies: 12
Views: 6395

These aren't diet books. Sink Reflections by Marla Cilley (Flylady) and The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. If you were to draw a Venn diagram of their respective key concepts, there would be areas of overlap between those systems and No S. Flylady has a book called Body Clutter. She is No-Sish...
by Blithe Morning
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How long does it take to get over DIET HEAD on No-S?
Replies: 15
Views: 8831

Wow, Noel. I'd never heard your whole story before. That's a lot of diet head to overcome. No wonder you chafe against that unrealistic standard of thinness and beauty. I think you have a lot to be proud of for taking the stands you have and I appreciate your transparency in this public forum. I don...
by Blithe Morning
Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My S Day was scary, uncomfortable and also successful?
Replies: 6
Views: 2779

On the No S plan as written, absolutely it qualifies as a yellow S day. On S days, you can have whatever you want, whenever you want. While all of us over-indulge this freedom, we soon learn that it's a bad idea, especially once our bodies have acclimated to the habits of No S. I overate sweets last...
by Blithe Morning
Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How long does it take to get over DIET HEAD on No-S?
Replies: 15
Views: 8831

Wow. Your post made my night. I am sitting here listening to Dave Ramsey's archives and on Fridays people call in and tell their stories on how they became debt free. Then they count it down and yell "I'm DEBT FREE!" and the radio producer over lays the "Freedom" cry from the movie Braveheart on the...
by Blithe Morning
Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I hate it when I do this...
Replies: 6
Views: 2791

Sometimes, you have to live on the edge a little bit.
by Blithe Morning
Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day
Replies: 48
Views: 41051

I'm going to try this version this weekend. I like the blog pictures.
by Blithe Morning
Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: article on cancer and exercise
Replies: 5
Views: 3036

Fun, I absolutely agree exercise - or should I say movement and active lifestyle - is necessary for overall health. I don't know if it's sloppy writing or study authors making careless comments or what but the blanket statement I highlighted above is common to a lot of health and wellness writing. T...
by Blithe Morning
Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: article on cancer and exercise
Replies: 5
Views: 3036

From the article: "Cancer is preventable and many cancers are avoidable," said Eduardo Cazap, president of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and one of the authors of the joint "Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health". I sure hope that statement is taken out of contex...
by Blithe Morning
Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fear of not eating healthy enough
Replies: 31
Views: 13755

DRs: McDougall, Ornish, Barnard, Fuhrman; Campbell's China Study and the Pritikin Program. My personal experience is that physically the best I've felt is on the McDougall Program (never actually followed 100%), but I find it psychologically very hard to stick to. Socially it is a PITA. I tend to b...
by Blithe Morning
Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Finally got rid of the too tight jeans! Can we say relief?
Replies: 14
Views: 6061

I guess diethead has not only ruined eating for many of us, it also ruined simple enjoyment of moving our bodies. But keep your chin up -- just as you are taking back your enjoyment of food, and your wardrobe, you'll take back the simple pleasure of moving your body in a way that's fun rather than ...
by Blithe Morning
Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Citrus fruits question
Replies: 5
Views: 3370

One of the things that make bottled lemon/lime so awful is the sulfur additives. Bleh.
by Blithe Morning
Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fear of not eating healthy enough
Replies: 31
Views: 13755

As usual, Noel and wosnes have excellent insights. Nutritionism is run amuck in our culture. This thinking says that the MOST important thing about food is NUTRITION and if you aren't making every single food decision based on NUTRITION then you will get fat and die a horrible, prolonged death of so...
by Blithe Morning
Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Revolutionary diet advice from US Government
Replies: 8
Views: 3908

I average about $110 which is what our household would pay for the thrifty plan. Some weeks it's more, some a lot less.

I love that challenge for your son. I wish I'd thought of that.
by Blithe Morning
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No more food guilt for me!
Replies: 9
Views: 3975

There's nothing wrong with brown rice, if you like it, but I think whole grain pasta is an abomination. Believe it or not, I've never had a protein shake or Ezekiel bread. I prefer brown rice as I do seem to burn through white rice pretty quickly. I don't like whole wheat pasta nor do I enjoy those...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Finally got rid of the too tight jeans! Can we say relief?
Replies: 14
Views: 6061

I'm conflicted about the whole thing. Dieting is all I've ever known. I don't like how I feel or look being 15lbs over my "thin years". I suppose at this point I'd be happy with a 5lb loss but even that seems impossible on NO-S. I'm really just maintaining. Do you think after a few months some weig...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Finally got rid of the too tight jeans! Can we say relief?
Replies: 14
Views: 6061

Good for you! 9 years and two children! Oh my goodness, no WONDER you were miserable. The reality is that if those pants were your benchmark, I doubt you would ever get back into them, not for very long anyway. One of the little half truths the diet industry spreads is that you can stay the same sha...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fallen off the wagon...
Replies: 10
Views: 4444

It happens. When you have 27 years of habitcal these few weeks won't matter overly much. Jump in where you are. You'll get back on track soon.
by Blithe Morning
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Revolutionary diet advice from US Government
Replies: 8
Views: 3908

I know of one woman doing a Food Stamp challenge (here) where she is trying to keep her food purchases to the amount given to a family of the same number on food stamps. According to the food stamp calculator she references, my household would be eligible - max - for $463. Hmmm.... I wonder how far ...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: NY Times: To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test
Replies: 5
Views: 8282

Applying what you learn, even in the form of a test, is so key to mastering material.

Educators know this. It's just really, really hard to implement in our schools.
by Blithe Morning
Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Revolutionary diet advice from US Government
Replies: 8
Views: 3908

The smart aleck in me wants to make a comment about government tax dollars at work.

Unfortunately, I think the economy is still headed towards some shaky times so some people WILL be eating less - though not by choice and probably not from the more nutritious offerings of low priced foods.
by Blithe Morning
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Movies 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 23126

I want to see the King's Speech. I saw True Grit b/c everyone else wanted to go. I was depressed for three days afterward. I don't do well with "dark" movies.
by Blithe Morning
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Things are going well...
Replies: 10
Views: 5177

Well done, Library Lady! I love stories like this. Didn't you know that women over 50 aren't supposed to be able to lose weight?
by Blithe Morning
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: About Miss Hartshorne
Replies: 15
Views: 6286

I have an inner Madame Bonnevie. She's a very elegant French lady who loves her food, but understands that seulment un goût is appropriate to savor all the lovely, delicious things in life. She wears silk scarves, has love affairs and always serves dinner on a candlelit table. Mon dieu! She thinks...
by Blithe Morning
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help please, needing some encouragement today
Replies: 12
Views: 5131

Can you change clothes? Seriously. This seems to be a downward emotional trigger for you. Do stretches and deep breathing. When I get upset, I tense up. Stretch, breathe, stretch, breathe. Do something good for yourself. Drink some water or tea. Put on some fun music and shake the booty. Read a funn...
by Blithe Morning
Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: workout suggestions...
Replies: 7
Views: 3770

I'm the kind of person that likes most fitness classes. I also like weights. I'm meh about cardio machines, I can do them several times a week but not every day. I love to ride my bike but only for about an hour or so. Walking is ok, but only in short amounts. I'd much rather do three 10-minute walk...
by Blithe Morning
Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If you could live anywhere?
Replies: 4
Views: 5957

DH says he would like to live in the mountains but I get claustrophobic and depressed if I spend too much time there. I'm a prairie girl. I need the space.

Actually, if I could live anywhere, I would live along the Cheyenne River right here in South Dakota. I love that river.
by Blithe Morning
Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I want to buy little bowls
Replies: 14
Views: 8503

Are you near a thrift shop? I find older style dishes there. You can't find a proper 4 oz. juice glass in the big store anymore.
by Blithe Morning
Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why do people keep asking if I've lost weight?
Replies: 7
Views: 4538

Maybe the weight loss is showing up in your face first. Maybe you have lost the puffiness that comes with eating lots of snacks high in sodium. Maybe the little bit of weight you lost was in places that previously bulged under clothes.
by Blithe Morning
Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 400 Calorie Fix
Replies: 10
Views: 4873

wosnes, a friend of mine (disclaimer: She does Weight Watchers) noticed that as I was making lunches for today that I got out mini-bagels for part of it. She commented, "I get those. I hate it that they're called mini-bagels, as that's a real-sized portion for a bagel. Those monstrosities they sell...
by Blithe Morning
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone here do No-S without S Days?
Replies: 15
Views: 6911

I am moving away from the idea of S days to S opportunities. I give myself a set number a week.

However, the S day habit is strong so I like to keep S opportunities for the weekend.
by Blithe Morning
Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ate a pile of French fries - what was I thinking???
Replies: 26
Views: 13552

I wonder how it would work for yams. No sweet taters at the store yesterday but they did have yams.
by Blithe Morning
Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Avoiding a binge
Replies: 5
Views: 2917

Well, there's red and then there's red. Right now, your day is really just a pale pink, the merest blush of red. Binge and it turns into a full on, glaring, zit-on-the-end-of-your-nose crimson. As Miss Hartshorne would say "If you're in for a penny, there is really no good reason to go in for the po...
by Blithe Morning
Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is this normal re: my meals?
Replies: 6
Views: 3312

Re: Is this normal re: my meals?

Whenever I eat a meal now if it was not very satisfying or yummy I sort of feel a little pissed off right after for some reason and I want to eat something else. I stop myself but I need to take more care with my meals and put it together nicely and make them enjoyable. With only 3 meals I want to ...
by Blithe Morning
Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Encouraging people to use "the dreaded stairs"
Replies: 2
Views: 4507

I'm the kind of person that runs up escalators and walks on moving sidewalks.

I think this would be fun. Eventually, the novelty would wear off and become an irritant but it's a fun idea!
by Blithe Morning
Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The new show "Heavy" made me so mad
Replies: 14
Views: 9778

During the cold war, PE classes were looked at pre-bootcamp training, a way to develop a large pool of soldiers who would have a baseline fitness should we need to mobilize on a large scale. The Presidential Physical Fitness Award was based on skills used in military training - rope climbing and sit...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 400 Calorie Fix
Replies: 10
Views: 4873

Trying to get all your nutritional needs met in 400 calories a day takes a lot more work than I'm willing to invest in my diet. With a plateful, it's right there in front of me. Veggies? Check. Carb? check. Protein? Check. If I'm feeling the need to dial back the calories for whatever reason, I can ...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Minimalist Makes His Exit
Replies: 3
Views: 1945

He's doing important work. Now to get more of the average Wal-mart shopper connected to his ideas....
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: About Miss Hartshorne
Replies: 15
Views: 6286

I'm sure even if Miss Hartshorne did happen to be adrift in the Pacific she would refrain from pointless dramatics such as naming inanimate objects Wilson and self-indulgent acts such as "melting down" or "hysterics" anyway. She would probably figure out a way to fashion a lady like hat to protect ...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: habitcal put things in perspective for me
Replies: 8
Views: 3718

Congratulations! But I have to ask, are you tracking "feeling binge like" or No S compliance? Your habitcal can track whatever it is you want to track. You are the one in charge, here. Just be very clear in your own mind what you are tracking. I know you don't trust yourself to not binge, that you'v...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: just what I thought
Replies: 2
Views: 2000

My dad ran marathons and he was NOT a big snacker.
by Blithe Morning
Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: You know you're eating less when...
Replies: 3
Views: 2613

You know you're eating less when your leftovers have leftovers.
by Blithe Morning
Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Doughnuts
Replies: 8
Views: 4478

The better doughnut, the less likely it is to taste good the next day. I think if you would have eaten it the next morning, you would have been disappointed in both the quality of the doughnut and for going "off plan" for such a crappy treat.
by Blithe Morning
Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: About Miss Hartshorne
Replies: 15
Views: 6286

I just have to ask, has this years winter been as brutal in South Dakota as it has been in Eastern Idaho? Not brutal but not warm, either. It's been cold. For most of January, we were well under normal temps. Precipitation has been average. Psychologically it feels higher because we are still comin...
by Blithe Morning
Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: About Miss Hartshorne
Replies: 15
Views: 6286

Whence did this delightful lady originate (on the boards)? :lol: Harpista, she appeared on the Pizza Guilt thread. I don't know why she made her debut there, probably because the more I considered how to answer the post, the more I realized that when you disengage from the guilt and consider it obj...
by Blithe Morning
Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tip for those with "diet head"
Replies: 4
Views: 2938

How I Conquered Diet Head Limit exposure to visual media (TV, print and even certain online sites). Intentionally reaffirm my values which don't include being thin. Mature, yes; ability to delay gratification, yes; good stewardship, yes. Thin, no. Do things that make me physically stronger and more ...
by Blithe Morning
Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reasons other than weight loss for doing No S
Replies: 2
Views: 1775

Reasons other than weight loss for doing No S

Several conversations on this board have gotten me to thinking about reasons for doing No S other than weight loss. I know a lot of this is in the book, but it's good to unpack those reasons, shake them out and take a look to see how they fit us. So these are mine: It's a sensible and sane way to re...
by Blithe Morning
Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why is this getting harder?
Replies: 29
Views: 10773

Does anyone have any advice or opinions on this? (shrug). It's not vanilla No S. But if that's your mod, that's your mod. Sometimes, you need to modify to get to vanilla No S. Sometimes, you need to modify to make vanilla No S sustainable. One of the outcomes of the diet industry and the resulting ...
by Blithe Morning
Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A helpful little habit
Replies: 2
Views: 1927

I like this. It's important we are polite to ourselves in our self talk. How often have we said things like "You stupid jerk!" Or, "You are such a pig!"
by Blithe Morning
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Guilt for Pleasure
Replies: 5
Views: 5720

Perhaps it's the Wal-Martification of our lives. Cheap and easy is the modus operandi.
by Blithe Morning
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: About Miss Hartshorne
Replies: 15
Views: 6286

With those cheekbones? No, Angela Landsbury is more in Miss Hartshorne's style.
by Blithe Morning
Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What is going on here??
Replies: 6
Views: 3521

Isn't it maddening? I asked Miss Hartshorne about why we self sabotage. The problem, according to Miss Hartshorne, is we just don't want something badly enough. I protested, thinking of instances when I badly wanted something - sometimes feeling desperate - and then within the same day would do the ...
by Blithe Morning
Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Guilt-Free
Replies: 2
Views: 1688

The whole food=guilt connection comes from a misunderstanding of what is gluttony. Ironically, in proclaiming a food "guilt free", that can encourage gluttony in that one does not feel any need to be self controlled in eating.

This kind of verbage leads to the worst kind of diet head thinking.
by Blithe Morning
Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: About Miss Hartshorne
Replies: 15
Views: 6286

KCCC wrote:I think she and Clara would have respected one another, though (perhaps incorrectly) I picture Miss H as being very, very British.
Miss Hartshorne's mother was British. Her father was from northern Vermont. So you can see how Miss Hartshorne comes by her opinions.
by Blithe Morning
Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: About Miss Hartshorne
Replies: 15
Views: 6286

About Miss Hartshorne

I consulted with Miss Hartshorne about getting her own account here, and - much to my surprise - she demurred. She said that she didn't really enjoy fiddling around on the Internets; it was a waste of time (pointed look at me). Besides, she was much too busy. She's behind a sock since the business w...
by Blithe Morning
Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What Weight Loss Can Look Like on No-S
Replies: 8
Views: 4453

Huzzah! YGG! There are many, many reasons to follow NoS other than weight loss. Any more my main reason is habit of mind - meaning that I try not to allow myself unlimited indulgence because that leads to sloppiness and under achievement which leads to (surprise) a loss of a sense of competence, emo...
by Blithe Morning
Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Stigler Diet
Replies: 12
Views: 7240

Was there a more complete list that I didn't see? Supposedly there were 77 things, but I only saw a dozen or so. My curiosity was piqued! So I searched on Google Scholar and found if not the original article by Stigler then one published shortly thereafter (cited below). Since I'm working on my mas...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Pizza Guilt
Replies: 16
Views: 7333

Miss Hartshorne does want her moment in the sun, doesn't she. Maybe she needs her own checkin thread with full disclosure that she is a persona rather than a person. I'd hate to cause some poor new person distress. I was on a board once where a regular poster assumed a name and made up some fantasti...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Stigler Diet
Replies: 12
Views: 7240

Nicest of the Damned wrote:If you followed this diet, you'd be the world's largest source of natural gas.

*snicker*

No, I'm not very mature, why do you ask?
snort

Nor am I, NotD. All this talk of cabbages and beans made me think the same thing....
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No Shilly-shallying!
Replies: 22
Views: 10211

Sometimes necessity can be a great boon to personal self discipline. You go, Mrsj.
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Stigler Diet
Replies: 12
Views: 7240

Stigler Diet

The other day on Writer's Alamanac there was a piece on the Stigler Diet developed as a mathematical model rather than an eating plan. There's a diet named after Nobel laureate economist George Stigler. The Stigler Diet is actually a mathematical model for the cost of subsistence eating — a linear...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Pizza Guilt
Replies: 16
Views: 7333

Blithe Morning, I want a visit from Mrs. Hartshorne! Eileen, since you live in Florida, Miss Hartshorne would love to come visit as the bitter cold is beginning to wear even on her. She would probably stay in an old fashioned tourist cabin right next to the citrus fruit stand on the highway going o...
by Blithe Morning
Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Pizza Guilt
Replies: 16
Views: 7333

Hey, on No S you can have pizza every night - every MEAL for that matter - if that's what you really want. Of course you won't do that because you are a sensible person even though some part of you that Freud probably would have called the id wants to. I have this inner persona - I call her Miss Har...
by Blithe Morning
Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Recipes/Meal Ideas for Quick and Easy "Defaults"
Replies: 15
Views: 7187

Roasted root veggies and a fried egg. Cube root veggies. Toss with olive oil. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Roast in a 400°F oven for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. "Bangers and mash". Bangers are a sausage, mash mashed potatoes. I've recently learned how to make colcannon which is cabbage ma...
by Blithe Morning
Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: So confused about food now after reading posts
Replies: 13
Views: 4714

I know you are anxious to get the weight off but at some point you have to make peace with the idea that quick weight loss is no longer an option. As others have said, those of us on the board who prattle on about food quality and carbs and so forth have been doing this a while. No S revolutionizes ...
by Blithe Morning
Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Where does he say...?
Replies: 8
Views: 4224

You could go to the www.nosdiet.com and CTRL F for will power and other terms you are looking for. That should give you a start.
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S "mods" (add yours!)
Replies: 167
Views: 219081

So far, changing S days to a set number of "S opportunities" throughout the week has worked pretty well. Yesterday, the director came in with sweets from the local candy store that makes knee buckingly good candy. She gave me TWO truffles! This being Tuesday I had all 5 S opportunities available to ...
by Blithe Morning
Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I can't believe I'm actually down a bit in 2 weeks!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1815

Nothing like the ol' positive reinforcement.!

There was someone here who weighed daily and kept a running spreadsheet of her weight. While there was a lot of up and down the overall trend was down. I suspect you will find the same thing, lots of small variations but overall a downward trend.
by Blithe Morning
Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is it real food?
Replies: 7
Views: 3961

So THAT'S my problem. I've been spending too much time in the home improvement aisle.
by Blithe Morning
Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I have looked evil in the eye...
Replies: 6
Views: 2737

Whoa. Those maple bars have been known to kill people. Just like icicles. :shock:
by Blithe Morning
Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What are your treats on S-Days?
Replies: 17
Views: 7861

Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Pepperidge Farm Cookies.
by Blithe Morning
Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Blogging My First Attempts at Bento
Replies: 28
Views: 27211

Katie! How creative! I'm getting inspired to try bento now. The museum where I work actually has an exhibit about Japan and the activity kit has the cutest play bento box.

I am going to have soup tomorrow but will try bento on Tuesday.
by Blithe Morning
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My planned S day treat did not live up to my expectation!
Replies: 6
Views: 2416

I use protein bars with a piece of fruit as a breakfast when I am going to be traveling and know breakfast won't be available to me and when I am in the field (literally) for work. These trips are overnight and self contained; we have to be light and mobile. The other 350 or so days a year, I don't ...
by Blithe Morning
Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do I know I'm just won't maintain on no-s?
Replies: 3
Views: 1834

Worst case 5 year scenario on No S: you do vanilla No S faithfully and you maintain. Most likely 5 year scenario on every other diet plan: you lose weight and then rebound so you are 5, 10, 20 lbs heavier then when you started. So far, you haven't been part of the small percentage of people who los...
by Blithe Morning
Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Playdate at McDonald's --- What should I eat?
Replies: 14
Views: 7187

Is the salad and yogurt what you want to eat? Or are you picking it out just because you are still dieting? As long as you are eating a meal there and not a snack eat what you want as long as it not more than plateful . You'll have to skip the soda pop, though. If you are worried about the plate siz...
by Blithe Morning
Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: OMG food tastes sooo good on No-S without worrying/obsessing
Replies: 4
Views: 2528

That's worth everything right there. Welcome to sanity.
by Blithe Morning
Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: keep in mind
Replies: 5
Views: 3359

I'm enjoying the mental image of someone fending off a bodily attack of trade paper and hardback books. Next time, bring a lighter. That's like garlic to vampires.

Of course, the time of year has a lot to do with it. Diet books sell this time of year.
by Blithe Morning
Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is Coffee with cream between meals a snack?
Replies: 8
Views: 5659

I use almond milk on my cereal because I'm trying be a daytime vegan, meaning I save animal products for dinner time. And except for half and half in my coffee, I've mostly been successful.This has more to do with carbon footprint rather than health/diet, though so I don't consider it a mod. I don't...