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I just have to stop
Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:16 am
I have to start by saying that I love No S. I know it can and does work. It has worked for me in the past and can work for me again *if* I stop...
visiting other diet community boards...
hangs head in shame.
I realize that my habit of checking in on this one particular community (no, not ww) derails me, every time. So, that's it. I'm done. I'm not going there again. I quit.
I think I'll add that to my August challenge.
Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:00 pm
Ooh, I know that is hard. But good for you recognizing that! Hey, you could always make a HabitCal for it, if you think that would help.
Congrats on taking another step!
Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:26 pm
I hear ya! It's so tempting to look around for a miracle cure that will erase the pounds away easy, fast, cheaply and permanantly... there isn't one out there... believe me I've looked for... oh lets see... 25 years! No S is the best answer and it teaches us how to heal from the inside. I've found that when I trust that I loose faster than when I doubt it and look elsewhere. Put your total confidence in it and it'll come. Praying helps too.
Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:39 pm
I hear you too! I was guilty of almost the same thing...I tried NoS back in 2007 and it worked very well, but I got off track after a vacation and then no matter how hard, or how many times I tried to get back on track, I couldn't seem to do it. I think then panic set in, and I looked for other ways to lose weight. I tried two in particular and neither was successful for me. One day, feeling very much at the end of my *diet* rope, I spotted my NoS magnet on the side of the refrigerator and *bing* - a lightbulb went off. What had I been thinking? I knew this plan worked and brought MANY other nice things with it besides the weight loss - meaning for me, the loss of my *diet mentality and craziness.* That was on April 30 of this year and I have been successfully NoEssing since.
Stick with it - it works. Good luck becauseIcan!
Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:51 pm
marleah wrote:Hey, you could always make a HabitCal for it, if you think that would help.
I was thinking the same thing. Having a HabitCal will make it easy to track and hard for me to lie to myself about compliance. Thanks!
Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:25 pm
I hear you too! I was guilty of almost the same thing...I tried NoS back in 2007 and it worked very well, but I got off track ... then panic set in, and I looked for other ways to lose weight. . . . I knew this plan worked and brought MANY other nice things with it besides the weight loss - meaning for me, the loss of my *diet mentality and craziness.*
I don't really know how to do multiple quotes in the same reply so I just condensed your comment above.
I totally relate to your comment. Panic had set in. After my dd's accident No S totally went out the window. I was living on hospital food for months, then had to deal with her coming home and caring for so many other kids in addition to her special needs. I posted here once before that my weight jumped 50lbs in under 6 months, YIKES. I became desperate to drop it *quick*. I had used some program before and was losing weight quickly so I decided to do it again. Well after months of struggling and beating myself up for not having success I have come to grips with the fact that the demands of that program are not reasonable for me in my situation, and probably not reasonable for most in any situation. I don't have 1 hour a day to dedicate to exercise 6 days a week nor do I *want* to. I don't have the time to prepare the recommended food or to eat as often as they say I should. Besides, the food is largely unsatisifying and expensive and my children will not tolerate it at all which means seperate food for everyone. Not going to happen.
No S does have a lot of side benefits one being the fact that my kids asked me to restart it again. I was so happy on it before. It is so freeing to not have to think about food. Once I have made my menu for the week and finished shopping I don't think about it again until I ask what's for dinner tonight and pull something out to defrost or start my crockpot. My children love the fact that I plan treats, good ones that we all enjoy. We look forward to them like the treat they are. My food budget goes *a lot* farther than before because I plan meals that everyone likes instead of having to fix alternatives to supplement for "picky eaters". I love Clara and her videos on YouTube. Her meals have brought us through some rough weeks and it's all No S approved.
I only had 5 green day last month and I still managed to lose 1 pound. Not significant enough to measure, I know, but it was enough for me to acknowledge that even small changes do add up. At 1 pound per month, that's 12 pounds a year. In 2 years that would be 24 pounds. I will eventually meet my goal. And no, it's not a number it's a state of mind.