Ironchef Testimonial - 2 Years on No S

(New!) Read (or post) about people who have stuck with No-S for 10 or more months, lost 10 or more pounds, or 10 or more percent for their starting weight. Periodic updates strongly encouraged -- you can think of it as "Yearly Check In."

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ironchef
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Ironchef Testimonial - 2 Years on No S

Post by ironchef » Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:37 am

The basics:
Female
Age 35
2 years on habit
Height 172cm (5'8")
Frame Small (wrist < 9cm)
“During†weight July 2014 – 60.5kg (133 pounds), BMI 20

Click here for last year’s testimonial

The bit where I blather on:
2 years in I’m up 1kg (2 pounds) from my lowest “during†weight (when I was still nursing), but otherwise I’ve maintained my loss.

I had 3 months off habit over Christmas and New Year 2013/14, due to a bunch of different (mostly positive) disruptions. Luckily most of the good habits “held on†somewhat, so I didn’t gain that much, and any gain disappeared relatively painlessly once I got back into vanilla No S.

I’m a vanilla girl. I still have a strong “fence around the law†attitude and prefer not to virtual plate, eat sugar substitutes or anything else that confuses habit. My S days have calmed somewhat over the 2 years, but I still sometimes go wild and end up with a tummy ache.
I do moderate exercise (cycling to work, walking or swimming with my son, some free weights) on most days.

I used to weigh daily and calculate a trend. Then my scales broke and I couldn’t be bothered replacing them. For this update I weighed for a few days at the gym near me and took an average. In future I’ll probably do this every 6 months or so.

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Post by reinhard » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:45 pm

Congratulations! "Years on habit" is my favorite success metric. Great to hear vanilla is still doing the trick for you as well.

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Post by eschano » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:16 am

Well done Ironchef and many thanks for your plentiful sound advice and sharing!
eschano - Vanilla rocks!

July 2012- January 2016
Started again July 2018

r.jean
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Post by r.jean » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:50 pm

Great job! It is great that you have been able to maintain so well!
The journey is the reward.
Maintenance is progress.

vmsurbat
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Post by vmsurbat » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:16 am

So glad for your NoS success! Thanks for sharing. I love the yearly testimonials because they show how well NoS works for LIFE.

Congrats again!
Vicki in MNE
7! Yrs. with Vanilla NoS, down 55+lb, happily maintaining and still loving it!

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Post by automatedeating » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:44 pm

Congrats! You are a wonderful inspiration to me!
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3; 8/14-24.5; 5/15-26.2; 1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6; 8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9; 3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8; 1/19-23.4; 2/19-22.7; 3/19-22.1

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Post by ironchef » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:38 am

Thanks all for your lovely words and support. Looking forward to many more years of sanity!

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