"You will get fat..." (5-year report)

(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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"You will get fat..." (5-year report)

Post by chentegt » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:27 pm

Hello everyone!

I'm back to report that I've hit my 5-year No-S anniversary.

In 2011 I was 162 pounds (I'm male) with a beer belly and I started doing No S for real. 1 year later I was 150 pounds, thin and strong.

I'm happy to report that I'm still 150 pounds, thin and strong.

I have successfully been able to keep doing just vanilla No-S with strength excercises on weekdays (weights at the gym and/or shovelglove and running twice a week).

I'm very glad of my success because during these 5 years of doing No S I've come across many important moments in my life (getting married, moving twice, etc.) and people always tell: "When you get married, you will get fat, When you do X or Y, you will get fat, etc"...

Last august my wife and I became parents and yes, things change with a baby, especially time-wise, but despite people telling me "Now that you have a baby you will get fat", No S is so so doable that 7 months after my son was born, I'm still at my 150 pounds weight, thin and stronger than ever.

If you have any question or whatever, please let me know. Thank you!

Greetings everyone!

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Post by MaggieMae » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:45 am

Congrats on maintaining your weight loss! Your story is inspirational. I am one of those of people who "got fat" after having a baby. Haha.

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Post by reinhard » Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:40 am

Congratulations and thank you for letting us know!

5-years is certainly a nice round number!

Love the way you've framed your success, too.


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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:21 pm


Thank you for taking the time to post your testimonial. There are SO many different schools of food-thought out there it can be tempting to go off-piste. I've been doing No S for while now and very happy with the stability it brings to my weight and eating behaviour. I hope to be able to post a similar report in 5 years' time. I had my baby 30 years ago - the things that 'make you fat' at my age are age, menopause etc - there's always something to blame!

What a lucky baby you have in your family - does your wife do No S as well?
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Post by Merry » Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:54 am

Congratulations on your baby, and continued NoS success!
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Post by vmsurbat » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:35 pm

Congratulations on your NoS success but especially for the new baby! :-)
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Post by chentegt » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:55 pm

Thank you so much everyone for your comments!!! :)

Yes my wife kind of does "her own" way of No S but starting april 1st I'll be her "coach" as she wants to start doing it more seriously.

I'll post some pics later, see you!

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Post by jackn » Thu May 05, 2016 7:30 pm

Sounds great.

Having gone through all these life stages, yet stuck to habit and kept weight and exercise habit.

Congrtulations, chentegt, and keep it up.
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Post by cedar » Sun May 08, 2016 11:32 am

Very inspiring! Thank you for sharing chentegt.
Out of curiosity..how are your s days after all this time..? I haven't read your past posts so I'm not sure if you ever had issues with them..but I was thinking today about asking long term no s's their experiences with s days now after long term maintenance..

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Post by osoniye » Sun May 08, 2016 11:40 am

Can't believe it's been another year already.
I'm so glad NoS is still working so well for you. Very inspiring!
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Post by oolala53 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:18 am

How didi I not get in on this? It's interesting that you were able to get to your maintenance weight in one "swoop" and stay there. It's one way it happens!

I'm so glad you back up what I tell people: this can get a person through a LOT of changing situations, if s/he really embraces it.

(BTW, since you've lasted 5 years, your chance of relapse drops to only 25%. Yeah, it takes this long to get there!)

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Post by KHousley » Wed May 02, 2018 4:30 pm

Very motivating. Thank you for sharing.

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Post by Tombo » Thu May 03, 2018 6:56 am

This is amazing news, I am very happy for you! this is a great result!

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