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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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sugarjunkie
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Hi,newbie here

Post by sugarjunkie » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:01 pm

Ive just found this brilliant forum,and ordered the book as slimming world didnt work for me only lost three pounds in a month and the food bill was costing a small fortune!! im starting this way of eating tomorow so i just wanted to introduce myself (im hoping to lose about a stone,but am not in a great hurry)

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Post by jw » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:01 pm

welcome! I joined ten days ago and this forum is wonderful!
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Post by Jammin' Jan » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:45 pm

Hi sugarjunkie...welcome to No-S!
"Self-denial's a great sweetener of pleasure."
(Patrick McGoohan's "The Prisoner")

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Post by Rea » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:30 am

Welcome! I hope you like it here!

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Post by vmsurbat » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:00 am

Welcome!

Since you are new to NoS, I highly recommend you read the NoS Catchphrase glossary at the top of this forum. It is chockful of NoS wisdom, mantras, mottoes, and more to help keep one on track with NoS when diethead/life/stress interfere.

Once again, welcome!
Vicki in MNE
7! Yrs. with Vanilla NoS, down 55+lb, happily maintaining and still loving it!

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Post by wosnes » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:15 am

Welcome to No-S and sanity!
"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that the nature of the thing itself has changed but our power to do it is increased." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You are what you eat -- so don't be Fast, Easy, Cheap or Fake."

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Post by sugarjunkie » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:08 am

Thanks for the welcomes and advice all :) im sure this will suit me,i ordered the book last night,but ive started it this morning.As my name suggests sugar is my biggest downfall :( This must be better than a trad diet.

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Post by wosnes » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:19 am

Just a note: Everything you need to know to follow this is on the No-S Diet page. The book expands on that.
"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that the nature of the thing itself has changed but our power to do it is increased." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You are what you eat -- so don't be Fast, Easy, Cheap or Fake."

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Post by leafy_greens » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:13 pm

Welcome, this is the best diet there is. It doesn't cost a thing beyond your normal grocery bill.
"No S IS hard... It just turns out that everything else is harder." -oolala53

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Post by musiclvr02 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:15 pm

I am new here too, about a week. Welcome to the forums!
Jan

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Post by oolala53 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:45 am

It's not that it's not sacrifice but it's the most productive necessary suffering you'll ever endure. A poor man's diet if there ever was one. I mean, oatmeal as a default for lunch, for golly's sake. Cheap and simple.
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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Post by sugarjunkie » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:16 am

I agree Oolala,These large diet companies are raking in the cash,and long term they dont work,its like a treadmill.This principle is so simple.I had a successful S day yesterday (i had alcohol as an S) :D .Loving this way of eating,ant this forum is excellent!!

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Post by Christine » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:45 pm

Hi sugarjunkie, welcome, sounds like you're doing well so far! Someone said in another thread recently, it's the only diet where the diet is also the maintenance. (well, something like that) It's brilliant! :D
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Post by wosnes » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:08 pm

Christine wrote:Hi sugarjunkie, welcome, sounds like you're doing well so far! Someone said in another thread recently, it's the only diet where the diet is also the maintenance. (well, something like that) It's brilliant! :D
What you do to lose the weight is what you do to maintain the weight loss.
"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that the nature of the thing itself has changed but our power to do it is increased." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You are what you eat -- so don't be Fast, Easy, Cheap or Fake."

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Post by sugarjunkie » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:51 pm

I agree Christine.Today has been my second S day,and ive managed just 3 meals and nothing else,marvelous really when i have been a habitual snacker for most of my life,im so excited about this :D

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Post by Christine » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:26 am

wosnes wrote:What you do to lose the weight is what you do to maintain the weight loss.
Yes, that's it, thanks! I sure did mangle that one, haha!
I'm a Mac

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Re: Hi,newbie here

Post by DaveMc » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:29 pm

sugarjunkie wrote:(im hoping to lose about a stone,but am not in a great hurry)
You may need to remind yourself of that last bit, as you go along: NoS has many virtues, but speed is not (usually) one of them!

On the other hand, what other approaches are usually fast at doing is bouncing your weight up and down like a yo-yo, so maybe speed isn't such a virtue after all.

Welcome aboard!

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Post by sugarjunkie » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:54 pm

Thanks Dave, il bear that in mind :wink:

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Post by sugarjunkie » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:39 pm

Hi,managed a 3rd N day,but when i added up the calories it came to approx 2,400 today.Im amazed that i havent wanted to snack at all,so really pleased with that,but got to look at the type of food im eating now i think :idea:

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Post by oolala53 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:39 am

If you weren't stuffed for those meals, just give it some time.
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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