2 years of maintaining sanity and staying lean on noS

(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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kaalii
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2 years of maintaining sanity and staying lean on noS

Post by kaalii » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:50 am

here i am to check-in for my 2nd anniversary of starting noS...
the background is in my first year check-in:

https://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=11351

basically, nothing has changed except that i am not tracking my red and green days any more... the solid habit has been established! :)
i am sure i do have at least one red day per week that includes a small dessert... considering that i tend to continue to lose weight on noS even to go under healthy bmi, that balances it out... and i have healthy (and lean!) stats and feel and look good... even on bad days, haha....

this last year has been very hard on me because i have had big relationship problems (heartbreak due to infidelity of my partner, breakup and then getting back together and recovering from it)... that has not changed my eating although i did have some instability in my apetite... but i am grateful to have had noS as an "anchor" in making sure i am taking proper basic care of myself during this time...

i am not posting much here any more but i do sometimes visit to see how everyone is doing and glad to see new people!
i do recommend to stick with noS...
and to re-parent and re-educate our eating habits in the context of today's world... but, as always, lets start with "little" steps ourselves and be the change we want to see in the world! one plate at a time, one day at a time... :)
Age:40
BMI: 18.8
Body Fat %: 17.6
in it for maintenance and, more importantly, sanity!!

Dalia negra
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Post by Dalia negra » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:35 am

Wonderful testimonial Kaalii. It is just what I want to find, to be able to take care of myself even in adversities and without having to make a big mental effort. Thanks for telling. I am very happy to have found No S.

Congratulations!!!!! :D

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Octavia
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Post by Octavia » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:20 pm

Thanks for this inspiring testimonial, Kaalii!

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Post by reinhard » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:54 am

So happy to hear that despite major challenges, you've made it this far!

Not needing to track red/green days (helpful as that can be at the beginning) is a huge milestone as well.

Thank you for letting us know and best of luck in year three!

Reinhard

Tombo
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Post by Tombo » Tue May 01, 2018 3:20 pm

It's great to hear you've made it so long on the diet. I hope that maybe I can make a thread in this section one day!

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Post by DellaBea » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:58 pm

Good for you!! Congrats on the continued success.
- Della
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Post by freeandeasy » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:27 am

Great job Kaalii!
Thanks for updating us, you're an inspiration.
Happy New Year!

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Post by oolala53 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:25 pm

Dang, there's a lot of SPAM here, but I'm real! Two years is considered the beginning of really having made eating changes. (Most people relapse long before.) Big Big Kudos!
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
Age 65
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
Jan/12-26.8
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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Re: 2 years of maintaining sanity and staying lean on noS

Post by Thisisnotabadidea- » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:30 pm

This post and your past one is really inspiring because I'm coming into nos with the hope to maintain at the forefront, And an lingering after thought of losing maybe 5 or 8 pounds eventually. I also come from a calorie counting background with maintaining for a few months before and just want some sanity from obsessing . So seeing someone like me succeed on NOS without regaining any weight(Even losing some) puts my mind somewhat at rest about this whole thing :)

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