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by jw
Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Diets We Have Tried
Replies: 51
Views: 24376

Low carb under the following guises: Atkins; Protein Power; Blood Type Diet; and Paleo. They all worked beautifully in the diet phase but fell apart in maintenance (or maybe it was I that fell apart!) Eventually, after a few times through, they became slow to work in the diet phase, too. That effort...
by jw
Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Second go
Replies: 259
Views: 129034

Congratulations on maintaining while on holiday, Jonas! I was wondering about vacations (I have a week coming up in August). It sounds like you have internalized no-S very well!
by jw
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: TobiasandLincolnmom's Journey
Replies: 256
Views: 92510

You are a cheerleader! Thanks for dropping by my page and encouraging me, Tobiasmom!
by jw
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Needing a pep talk/positive input
Replies: 13
Views: 5567

Seven years and 58 pounds! You must be doing something right -- just keep doing it! I am so impressed!
by jw
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150823

Friday morning weigh-in: I have lost another 0.5, for a total of 8 lbs. in 28 days. I had some pretty sketchy meals this week (OMG, ramen!??) due to a crazy schedule. Interesting: at this time last week I knew exactly what treats I was going to have over the weekend. Today, I am not fussed about it....
by jw
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Shared dishes- how do I do the 1 plate rule?
Replies: 14
Views: 6186

I DON'T know when I am full, Annie -- you are not alone! an hour later, I know that I am overfull, but my shut-off mechanism is broken. Luckily, since starting No-S, I have only had that overfull feeling once -- there were potatoes involved. I think the one-plate limit is a kind of protection. Sorry...
by jw
Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A civil engineering metaphor and Mireille Guiliano
Replies: 12
Views: 7840

so glad this bumped up to the top -- I love this metaphor!
by jw
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 584550

Those really are words to live by! I am quite capable of being an Idiot on hot S days when there is ice cream in the house!
by jw
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150823

Imogen, that's good advice for S days -- and if I am leaving room for dessert, it's an automatic limit on the main course, too! I am learning that if I eat correctly at mealtimes, the lack of snacks doesn't seem so important. Annie, isn't it amazing how successful low carb was? -- and how unforgivin...
by jw
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: OK, so I'm sort of a traitor
Replies: 25
Views: 12218

Oh Christine -- so much wisdom on this thread! I hope you can make your stubbornness work for you! not with more discipline (that will only make you want to rebel eventually), but by cultivating a sense of fabulously stubborn entitlement -- You deserve to do what makes you happy. The world is full o...
by jw
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: resisting snacks and sweets
Replies: 17
Views: 8783

You held out, music lover! Bravo, you! Next time it will be easier --

Finallyfull, glad you like the I Ching quote! I am getting a better feel for how much food I need on the plate -- it's not all visual, is it? I need a lot more zucchini than potatoes, for example!
by jw
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: resisting snacks and sweets
Replies: 17
Views: 8783

Love that list, finallyfull! Last night I had to help host a reception with homemade cookies -- "sanctimoniously judging other snackers" came into play! These receptions occur several times a month, so I have to build up a list of strategies. BTW, I also told my young nephew, who was making heavy in...
by jw
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: resisting snacks and sweets
Replies: 17
Views: 8783

I do get hungry between meals -- but it doesn't last. I just observe it, rather than feeling I need to do something about it. Coffee or tea help. So does distracting myself with a non-food interest. I also try to taper off from S-days -- Saturdays, I just have what I want, but Sunday evening is pret...
by jw
Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dangers of free workplace snacks
Replies: 31
Views: 14766

Noni, I agree, it's a danger just having them around -- I want my treats finished and out of the house before N days start again. Otherwise, whether I eat them sooner or later or not at all, they are on my mind.
by jw
Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150823

Here's the plan I have been following: Breakfast: 2 eggs and either mushrooms, veg omelet, or slice of bacon Lunch: lots of braised or raw seasonal veg, mushrooms, onion, with 3-4 oz either skinless chicken breast, tuna, tilapia, etc., occasional wholegrain roll, fruit in season. Dinner: lots of sea...
by jw
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New member with questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3669

I am also not a guy -- but I have noticed that there are a number of daily check in threads maintained by guys who don't seem to post on the main board. You might want to visit them! I wish you success with No S!
by jw
Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150823

Thank you, Berry -- I was reading some of your thread earlier. You seem to have made this a very happy way of life! Proof that it can be done!
by jw
Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Annie's check in
Replies: 75
Views: 31164

Your meals really do sound lovely, Annie! I can only dream of some of those items here in rural PA. Don't fall into the frustration trap -- you are so close to your goal in terms of weight, and also in terms of sane, healthy eating. I am still going out looking for the cake, I am afraid! (but only o...
by jw
Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150823

Thanks, Annie! I've been enjoying the treats this weekend, believe me!
by jw
Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150823

jw's check in

Starting a check in for myself -- yesterday was 21 days for me without a fail! I am 7.5 pounds down, and today is an S day and I am feeling very good!
by jw
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: cultural change
Replies: 31
Views: 12568

Ditto, Noni! It is very inspiring to read the insights of long-term successful No-S-ers -- this board would not be the same without your experience and kind interest in those of us who are taking our first steps!
by jw
Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: OK, so I'm sort of a traitor
Replies: 25
Views: 12218

No-S combines with so many other approaches, Christine -- keep trying until you find what is right for you! And do keep us posted!
by jw
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Resources which support No Snacking
Replies: 57
Views: 44446

wow! this thread is a treasure! thanks for bringing it up to the top again!
by jw
Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: cultural change
Replies: 31
Views: 12568

"Rules are freedom" -- I had a similar epiphany yesterday, finallyfull. I have been reading the forums and posting and filling in the habitcal, all with the consciousness that I really don't WANT food to be so central to my thoughts. Yesterday, due to a completely disrupted schedule that put work re...
by jw
Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie saying hi after 3 weeks of NoS
Replies: 7
Views: 3644

welcome, Annie! I am also new -- my 21 days will be up on Friday. This is a great board, very encouraging. I love your goal of taking food and dieting out of center stage in your life. It sounds like this is the right place for you!
by jw
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: NoS and intermittent fasting
Replies: 137
Views: 86592

And I just read a news story yesterday that omega 3 oils, especially from supplements, are now associated with a higher incidence of prostate cancer. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57593293/omega-3-fatty-acids-may-raise-prostate-cancer-risk/ The recommendations of one magic health ingredient ch...
by jw
Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Down 38 pounds!
Replies: 11
Views: 4731

That is fantastic! Congrats on finding what clearly works for you!
by jw
Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 6194

Christine, so nice of you to check in! So far, so good -- like you, no slips up to now, though there have been some near misses while preparing hors d'oeuvres for an event. Also, I am 6 pounds down since June 29. I know that's not the focus, but I am still happy about it! I don't think I am eating l...
by jw
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hi,newbie here
Replies: 19
Views: 7065

welcome! I joined ten days ago and this forum is wonderful!
by jw
Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just trying to get it off my chest...
Replies: 12
Views: 6245

I am new to this, so I am sure more experienced no-S-ers will provide some wisdom -- but one thing came to mind while I was reading: You can up calories in a lot of delicious, non-dessert ways if you don't want to lose more weight: cheese gratin, extra bread, heavy cream to finish your soup, I could...
by jw
Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Plating dilemmas
Replies: 11
Views: 4909

Thanks for asking that, Imogen Morley -- I had the same questions and I am happy to read the relaxed responses!
by jw
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: sentbox vs outbox?
Replies: 1
Views: 4423

sentbox vs outbox?

I am trying to reply to a private message: I wrote my reply and it is sitting in my outbox. How do I send it? Will it appear in my sentbox when it is read? Or do I have to do something?

Sorry if this is obvious! I am new to message boards . . .
by jw
Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: new to No S
Replies: 22
Views: 7331

and oolala, I am a little like your grandma! love to cook, great foods, healthy ingredients -- but lots of them! Because I am tall, I can carry a lot of weight before it becomes noticeable; because I was always thin, I had no habits of restraint; and because I was always hungry on low-carb, I learne...
by jw
Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: new to No S
Replies: 22
Views: 7331

good rule of thumb, wosnes! I do cook almost everything from scratch -- have even been known to do chocolate bark from cocoa powder rather than keep candy in the house -- but if I am going for portion control, even a half recipe of most baked desserts is too much right now. Not to mention heating up...
by jw
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: new to No S
Replies: 22
Views: 7331

This was my first S-weekend, too -- I had two little pieces of pie and a pint of Ben & Jerry's, spread out over the two days and only after healthy meals. Kind of a splurge -- but it wasn't half a gallon or half a pie . . . I feel completely rewarded and content! Next week I might leave out the pie ...
by jw
Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Evening snacker:(
Replies: 14
Views: 5237

oolala, LOL! I totally understand that technicality!

vmsurbat -- there's a place in the book where Reinhard quotes someone from the board, saying that training this part of the brain is like dog training. Love that! Pavlov's dog = my brain when there is pie in the house!
by jw
Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 6194

vmsurbat, I am reading through many old posts on the forum, including the stickies -- very inspiring. Thank you for your encouragement! wosnes, that's exactly what appeals to me -- the "diet" is also the maintenance. I read that 95% of conventional dieters regain all the weight they lose, and I don'...
by jw
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: new to No S
Replies: 22
Views: 7331

Hello, fellow-newbie! We started at the same time and my book just arrived today, Jan! I am also excited!
by jw
Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 6194

yes, oolala -- I was only mildly overweight when I started, did low carb a total of three times, lost a lot of weight (anywhere from 30 - 60 lbs) and each time gained back more the minute I started eating carbs. It's a trap because it seems like it is effective -- until it isn't! I am looking for a ...
by jw
Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Evening snacker:(
Replies: 14
Views: 5237

Evening Snacker

I was fine all week, even though I had my worst snacking times in the evening but last night I had bought two little single-serving pieces of pie for S days -- and they preyed on my mind, even after I got into bed. Woke up at 2 a.m. thinking about them and actually thought, oh, it's Saturday now! (I...
by jw
Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 6194

Hello

Thanks for the welcome, Bssh and Zippa Dee! You know, I felt very calm all week on N days and very hesitant to snack on some dried pineapple on Thursday's S day, but woke up last night with a piece of cherry pie on my mind. And today, I will take care of that little obsession -- right after breakfas...
by jw
Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 6194

Hello

Thank you, JamminJan! I also loved The Prisoner!
by jw
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 6194

Hello

True! I guess I was afraid I'd never start at all if I started with a free day -- but it does mean I have two fail safe days coming up!
Thanks so much for your reply!
by jw
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 6194

Hello

New member here -- 61 years old, no health problems or previous long dieting history, but have become quite overweight over the last 10 years with low carb dieting and rebounding and am now at BMI of 33. I started No S last Saturday, didn't do the S days that weekend, because it seemed strange to st...