10 lbs in 10 weeks

(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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10 lbs in 10 weeks

Post by wxwoman » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:19 pm

Subject heading is not to brag, but to show that weight loss doesn't have to be really slow on NO S. I consider 10 lbs in 10 weeks a pretty good rate of weight loss.

First the stats. I am 3 weeks shy of 52 today, and female. I am 5.5" tall, and went from 138 lbs to 128 lbs.

My mods: S days are Mon and Fri. This works better for me because I never have more than 3 N days in a row. As a result, I am not experiencing the tendency to go wild on S days that happened on previous attempts with No S. I have exactly 2 "S events" per S day, usually cookies for one and a salty snack for the other. I also get at least an hour a day of exercise.

I don't think I have any more weight to lose really, so whatever happens from here happens. But I am going to keep eating the same way because it is working.

More than just dropping 10 lbs, my mind is now much more free. I don't have to weigh, count, or measure anything. I don't worry about what or when I'm going to eat next. The mental baggage and angst that was previously associated with food is gone. Actually, I consider that a bigger accomplishment than the weight loss.

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Post by gingerpie » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:01 am

Congratulations on your loss. it's great that you found a way that works well for you.

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Post by wxwoman » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:25 pm

Thanks gingerpie. :)

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Post by vmsurbat » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:13 am

Congratulations on your good success and mental freedom! Thanks for sharing.
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7! Yrs. with Vanilla NoS, down 55+lb, happily maintaining and still loving it!

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Post by wxwoman » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:30 am

Thanks, much appreciated.

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Post by reinhard » Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:48 pm

Congratulations, wxwoman! And thanks for sharing your success here.

Interesting mod spacing the S-days apart like that.

Great to hear that you're continuing No-s even though you don't have anything more to lose.



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Post by wxwoman » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:26 am

Thanks, Reinhard. I was surprised to see a blurb with my post appear on my FB page.

I am thrilled with No S. I feel like my years of dieting and food obsession are finally behind me.

Thanks a lot.

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Post by Mariposa1127 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:40 pm


I love the idea of changing your S day's so you don't have more than three N day's in a row. I have struggled to stick with the No S Diet and I think your idea might just do the trick. I will have to try and see how it works. My S Day's would have to be Sunday because we eat a big meal and have dessert at my mother in laws house and the other day I would pick is Thursday.

Sunday: S Day
Tuesday: N Day
Wednesday: N Day
Thursday: S Day
Friday: N Day
Saturday: N Day

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Post by lin47 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:24 pm

Thank you for posting! I have fewer than 10 lbs to lose, and it's encouraging to know that it can be done in a reasonable amount of time. Your post gives me hope (although I'm not pressuring myself to lose by X date; my main focus is establishing the habit).

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Post by wxwoman » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:21 pm


I think the S days mod is the key to sticking with No S this time.

On my previous attempts, which I think was at least 4, I would just be nuts by the time Sat rolled around, and pretty much permasnack all weekend long. Not every single weekend, but most. I felt as if each weekend I lost whatever ground I had gained during the week.

Spacing out the S days has taken care of this problem. As extra insurance, I have only two things on S days, usually a snack and a sweet. So I enjoy my S days with no guilt, and just move on.

The other thing I've noticed is that I feel better having only 1 S day at a time. After a couple treats, I feel like I want to have an N day again.

Let me know how you do. :)
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Post by wxwoman » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:23 pm


It's over 11 weeks now, and I'm down another lb. So it's still about 1 lb per week, but at some point that will stop. It could stop now and that would be fine. But this definitely works.

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Post by Kittson » Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:10 pm

Thanks for sharing this! My starting stats are about the same as you. 5'6", 140 lbs. I just began on Saturday. It's exciting to hear that those with 10-15 lbs to lose have success as well.

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Post by oolala53 » Wed May 06, 2015 3:22 am

Congrats that good, sane, sustainable habits got you where you are.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
Age 65
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
Mar/18 22.2

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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