Done with dieting and obsessing!!

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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Saramelie
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Done with dieting and obsessing!!

Post by Saramelie » Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:11 pm

Hello!
I am starting the No S today. I lost weight eating quite like this before (no S all the time) and experienced the freedom of the concept. No more calories counting, no weighing in a room full of people, not writing down every bite, not obsessing over what is right/wrong to eat, no money spent on special foods... I'm in!
Since I'm french and we only have one day starting with S in french (samedi =Saturday), this and Special days will be my S days.
I have about 80-90 pounds to lose to be at an healthy weight and I'm convinced that I can get (and stay!) there with No S. Also stop obsessing about food (I binge/overeat) and feel "normal" again around it. Let the show begin!

MaggieMae
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Post by MaggieMae » Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:40 pm

Welcome! No S is wonderful. It was liberating to delete allthe calorie counting apps from my phone! :lol:

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Post by MaggieMae » Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:41 pm

Welcome! No S is wonderful. It was liberating to delete allthe calorie counting apps from my phone! :lol:

oolala53
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Post by oolala53 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:04 pm

Bienvenue!
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.

Saramelie
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Post by Saramelie » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:18 pm

Thanks!

losingforgood
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Done With Dieting and Obsessing!

Post by losingforgood » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:21 pm

Welcome! Doesn't it feel great to be able to focus on LIFE? And to put food and exercise in their proper place? That's what I get from NO S! Being able to go to a friend's house and get fed a surprise meal and not worry about what's in it. Being able to eat out and not feel like I have to always choose the RIGHT food items. That's awesome!
I Corinthians 10:13-14; "No temptation has ceased you except what is common to man..."

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Post by Merry » Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:31 pm

Welcome! Enjoy the freedom of NoS and support here :-)
Homeschool Mom and No S returnee as of 11-30-15.
2 years and counting on No-S.
29 lbs. down, 34 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.
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cedar
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Post by cedar » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:04 am

Welcome Saramelie, I'm curious when you say you lost weight eating like no s before..was that in France? I found when we were there (and also with family in Switzerland) that eating between meals was just non existent and found it so easy to just eat 3 meals per day..I came home a little slimmer even though the meals were very heavy (especially Switzerland) in the middle of winter. I did notice the breakfasts were quite small though..coffee and a yogurt or bit of bread and jam..i do like and need a decent breakfast personally. But I'm always interested in how other countries with such strong history and culture eat. Hope no s is going well for you x

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anra
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Post by anra » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:06 am

hello and welcome to this "tribe" (as oolala likes to call it). :D

and ... ...what cedar asked! i'm curious as well.
simplicity is the purest form of elegance.

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Red
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Post by Red » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:32 pm

HI Saramelie - I'm a 'newbie' too... Just started March 2nd.

I am kinda giddy with this, and anticipated the minor weight gain during the first month or so... so I put away my scale. Recommend you do so too, and just look for clothes getting more loose.

This is the first plan where I have completely relaxed, and am letting go of any worries about food.

ON my previous diet, I had to count calories, fat AND carbs... and adjust food intake based on those values. Some people on the diet also counted micro nutrients...which is insane. Straying off the diet with something as simple as a cookie, caused a lot of repercussions, including instant weight gain, sometimes 2-3 lbs in a single day - and it would take over a week to get it off again. This is crazy-making... and to say I was frustrated is an understatement.

The No S so far has been easy, I will try not to wind myself up in expectation of instant loss...but that's helped so much by S days, and the mini-successes of N days.

About 15 feet from where I'm sitting is one of my favorite things in all the world, a small pastry made of brioche and figs. I have no cravings for it, but I will have a small piece of it on my S day, and I'm treasuring the anticipation of that experience.

This is beyond awesome. I know you will do fine!!!
"...skid into heaven broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” " Thank you Hunter!

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anra
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Post by anra » Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:10 pm

red, i'm nosy (and a bit horrified ....) - what was that program that you were on?
simplicity is the purest form of elegance.

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Post by FarmerHal » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:43 pm

Welcome! NoS is very liberating from all the other diet rules!

:)
{FarmerHal} ...previously Shamrockmommy...
Vanilla NoS... Making good habits.
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oolala53
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Post by oolala53 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:16 pm

Ants, horrified that you're nosy or horrified that someone dieted?😉
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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