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(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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Post by Nicest of the Damned » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:08 pm

I went to the doctor today. She only has weights for me going back to last year (I started No S in 2010), but I'm down 30 lbs over the last year. In that time, I was pregnant and had a wonderful baby girl. I'm now 3 months postpartum and weigh less than I did before I was pregnant.

Vanilla No S seems to have been compatible with pregnancy- my OBs knew about it. It seems to be compatible with breastfeeding, since my milk supply is good now.

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Post by eschano » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:28 pm

Congratulations! That is very impressive. That NoS has proven compatible with pregnancy just shows how healthy it is. I find this really heartening. Thanks for sharing and a huge Woohooo for you.
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Post by Nicest of the Damned » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:00 pm

Obviously, if you are pregnant, you need to discuss any diet with your OB. But mine didn't have a problem with No S for me.

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Post by eschano » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:36 pm

I'm not - just noticing it. :D
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Post by Nicest of the Damned » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:05 pm

eschano wrote:I'm not - just noticing it. :D
That was more of a general comment, not aimed at you specifically.

I have found that No S is also compatible with being the mother of a newborn, or at least with being the mother of a relatively easy baby like mine. It doesn't require a lot of time or planning. I took a hiatus around the birth, but I had the habits well established, and they've come back quite easily. It doesn't take a lot of mental energy, though that might be different for someone new to No S. That's a necessary feature for any diet I'm going to be on now.

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Post by emmay » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:02 am

Congratulations on both the baby and the weight loss.

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Post by NoSRocks » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:18 am

Many Congratulations from me, too, Nicest! :) :)

Fantastic job!!!!
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Post by vmsurbat » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:35 am

Congratulations! Celebrating with you new life and your weightloss accomplishment!
Vicki in MNE
7! Yrs. with Vanilla NoS, down 55+lb, happily maintaining and still loving it!

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Post by reinhard » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:22 am

Congratulations! Both on the no-s diet and (especially) the baby front! We have a two-month old ourselves are I'm very sympathetic (and envious -- you got an easy one???).

Although I hesitate to recommend any diet to new and expecting mothers, it's very encouraging to hear how well it's been working for you. If no-s is compatible with that kind of stress, distraction, and legitimate seeming excuses, it's compatible with anything.

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Post by annafirtree » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:29 am

Did you have much trouble with morning sickness? I've been wondering how to handle trying not to snack, when eating something dry seems to be the only way to keep the nausea at bay.

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Post by Nicest of the Damned » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:14 am

annafirtree wrote:Did you have much trouble with morning sickness? I've been wondering how to handle trying not to snack, when eating something dry seems to be the only way to keep the nausea at bay.
I did, but eating didn't seem to help much. I did eat candied ginger when I was feeling nauseous. I didn't count that as a snack or sweet, since I was using it as medicine. It didn't always work.

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Post by annafirtree » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:20 am

Thanks! That makes a lot of sense, to just count something as medicine if it's only for the purpose of helping with the nausea.

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Post by Nicest of the Damned » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:21 pm

annafirtree wrote:Thanks! That makes a lot of sense, to just count something as medicine if it's only for the purpose of helping with the nausea.
You'd have to use some common sense. If you found you were using it as an excuse to eat, then you'd have to revisit that decision. I didn't find that to be a problem with the ginger. I have also used sugar sodas for alleviating nausea- I drink diet the rest of the time.

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Post by annafirtree » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:00 pm

For sure. In the past I've found that sucking on hard candy helped with my nausea, so maybe some mints and dry Saltines would be enough to keep the nausea down between meals. Neither of those would be a big temptation for me to overindulge on, since I'm not really that fond of them.

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