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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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JillyBean
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Post by JillyBean » Mon May 26, 2008 11:58 am

So now that I have a few s-days behind me I have begun to notice a pattern. Right from the start I didn't have a problem with seconds, so nothing new there. As for snacks, when I first started (and I'm talking about n-days and s-days here) I didn't think I had a problem with snacking, but after a couple days realized I actually did because I would be really hungry by the next meal and wishing I could eat early. But, I have not snacked on an n-day since I began, and snacking now on s-days amounts to maybe having a few chips or crackers as I'm preparing lunch or dinner. Not a big deal...

Sweets are definitely my thing. I still love them and once I have one, I do want more. The amazing thing now though is that I naturally am able to limit it to one. So, over the course of this weekend for sweets/snacks I had: one small piece of fudge, one Klondike bar, one ice cream sandwich, and too much popcorn Saturday night. I keep thinking I must have forgotten something; but, no, that is it.

I have not binged once since starting this food plan! :!:
Jill

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Post by CrazyCatLady » Mon May 26, 2008 7:47 pm

Wonderful, Jill! That is just awesome! Image

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Post by blueskighs » Tue May 27, 2008 1:39 am

I have not binged once since starting this food plan!
JillyBean,

me either and since I considered myself to have a major BED Binge Eating Disorder, this is truly a miracle!

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Post by CrazyCatLady » Wed May 28, 2008 12:06 am

Yay, Blueskighs! Good for you, too!

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Post by Jessies Daughter » Wed May 28, 2008 12:26 am

JillyBean wrote:But, I have not snacked on an n-day since I began, and snacking now on s-days amounts to maybe having a few chips or crackers as I'm preparing lunch or dinner. Not a big deal...

I have not binged once since starting this food plan! :!: [/b][/size]
Way to go JillyBean!!

SNACKING was my problem but I too have not snacked on a ND day since I started. My S day snacks are getting to be healthier or as yousaid jsut small amounts of somthing I have a craving for.

Keep up the good work!
I call this a No S “Thingyâ€. I have never been on a successful “Dietâ€. My brain thinks a "Thingy" is a new way of eating food, a LIFESTYLE CHANGE.

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Post by kccc » Wed May 28, 2008 1:55 am

:)

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Post by fkwan » Wed May 28, 2008 3:12 pm

Yay Jilly -- I stopped myself in the middle of a binge but that was it!

Way to go! :P

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Post by CrazyCatLady » Thu May 29, 2008 2:37 am

I binged after Easter when I unwisely thought I could buy Easter candy on sale after the holiday, and it would last and last for me. I went through the jelly beans almost as quick as I did before No S. That taught me to respect the limits to No S. That it was not a fast ticket out of over indulgence, simply some parameters.

No S has made an amazing change in me, though. I have chocolate chip cookies in the freezer, waiting for the kids to want them. There is a Dove chocolate in the candy jar at work, and while I would love to have it, I won't. This NEVER happened before. I could occasionally put off gratification, but I knew that in time...usually within a day or two, that sugar was going into my mouth.

I'm sure that I will over indulge again. I'm not certain that I can say that I won't binge again at some point. But so long as I remain mindful of No S, I will no longer live my life feeling so out of control about food. I will no longer be sneaky or shameful about food.

I love No S! :D

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Post by CatholicCajun » Thu May 29, 2008 9:45 pm

CrazyCatLady wrote:I binged after Easter when I unwisely thought I could buy Easter candy on sale after the holiday, and it would last and last for me. I went through the jelly beans almost as quick as I did before No S. That taught me to respect the limits to No S. That it was not a fast ticket out of over indulgence, simply some parameters.

No S has made an amazing change in me, though. I have chocolate chip cookies in the freezer, waiting for the kids to want them. There is a Dove chocolate in the candy jar at work, and while I would love to have it, I won't. This NEVER happened before. I could occasionally put off gratification, but I knew that in time...usually within a day or two, that sugar was going into my mouth.

I'm sure that I will over indulge again. I'm not certain that I can say that I won't binge again at some point. But so long as I remain mindful of No S, I will no longer live my life feeling so out of control about food. I will no longer be sneaky or shameful about food.

I love No S! :D
Good for you! I kept a World's Finest in my desk for over 2 weeks, that would have never happened before NO S and when I had it I shared it with one of the girls that work for me, that would never have happened before either!!
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Post by Dawn » Thu May 29, 2008 10:35 pm

I think this plan helps you focus on what your real problem areas are. I narrowed down the biggest culprits for me. Late night sweets, the 3pm munchies and picking while cooking dinner. The one that I though would be the hardest to kick has ended up being the easiest. I mean the late night sweet craving still haunts me but it's nothing that I can't brush off. Pretty much the same with 3PM munchie attack. The urge to over do it while "tasting" as I cook dinner is still a minor problem. I don't believe that it has done any damage, but at the same time I continue to work on cutting it down to the necessary tasting you have to do to make sure things taste right and have enough seasoning. I rarely use a recipe, it's all taste as you go, but sometimes I get a bit carried away.

Besides a few pretty crazy S days, I have not binged at all either.

And Jillybean, love the new name, it suits you better than Just Jill. You are way too awesome to be "just" anything!
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Post by JillyBean » Fri May 30, 2008 12:22 am

CrazyCatLady wrote: I'm not certain that I can say that I won't binge again at some point. But so long as I remain mindful of No S, I will no longer live my life feeling so out of control about food. I will no longer be sneaky or shameful about food.

I love No S! :D
AMEN! :)
Jill

The food I eat today is my choice! What price am I willing to pay?

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