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No Snacks, no sweets, no seconds. Except on Days that start with S. Too simple for you? Simple is why it works. Look here for questions, introductions, support, success stories.

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Post by Melderin » Wed Aug 23, 2023 4:04 pm

Hello all,

Not sure if I’m posting this in the right place/wrong place…sorry if it’s the latter.

I first heard about and started NOS diet about 5 years ago as a way to lose my baby weight…love everything about it, just makes sense. I had some success but then just went completely on a downward spiral after deciding to have an ice cream snack one incredibly hot summer’s afternoon…it just all went out the window! I’ve made several attempts to restart and have dipped into the bulletin many times and loved to read the posts.

I turned 40 three years ago and was determined not to be ‘fat and 40’. I started doing one meal a day and had some drastic results but was only able to do this as a diet of an obsession with the looming birthday and also the vain idea of ‘wowing’ everyone once we came out of lock down ( :oops: )

3 years on and my weight is slowly creeping back up. I’ve also developed something of an issue with alcohol and pre-dinner ‘nibbles’ as a way of quietening down the hunger pangs…extremely unhealthy. Any food outside of my one meal a day now triggers a binge.

I’m desperate to implement NOS but feel scared about weight gain even though I’m gradually gaining anyway!

Bit of a long intro but I’m hoping that by posting on here I can hold myself more accountable.

Thanks for reading! :)

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Re: New here…

Post by Melderin » Wed Aug 23, 2023 5:03 pm

I’ve just seen that this bulletin site might be being such down :cry: I shall have to try the Facebook site methinks…

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Re: New here…

Post by Soprano » Wed Aug 23, 2023 8:16 pm

There are a few of us still here and I believe it is staying, just waiting for ir an upgrade. Welcome
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Re: New here…

Post by Amy3010 » Thu Aug 24, 2023 5:53 am

Welcome! There are definitely a small core of us still active on the board. I hear your frustration and fear about gaining... You've done No-S before and probably know how it feels to be in a good habit groove. I hope you get to a place of peace around food and weight! :mrgreen:

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Re: New here…

Post by reinhard » Thu Aug 24, 2023 12:45 pm

Welcome! And congratulations on making it through the awkward registration process!

Yes, the board will stay as long as I'm able to keep it alive -- and upgrade plans to make it less goofy while still blocking spam are in (slow) progress.

In the meantime, the FB group is livelier. I don't love FB either... but requires almost nothing from me in terms of technical upkeep so easier to keep active and healthy because I don't actually have to do anything.

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Post by ladybird30 » Sat Aug 26, 2023 6:33 am

Hi Melderin, welcome.

The longer I do this, the more I am convinced that extremes aren't needed, just avoidance of excess. And not doing whatever leads to excess, as well as ruthless honesty in recognising excess when it happens.
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Re: New here…

Post by WINhappy » Mon Aug 28, 2023 12:36 am

Hi Melderin and welcome! I second ladybird's wise words and encourage you to be patient and gentle with yourself as you navigate through what might feel like a scary transition period. It might take some trial and error but that's OK - many worthwhile achievements do. I am rooting for you! Best regards, WINhappy.
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