And the news is a little less bright, this year: I seem to have regained somewhere around 10 of the 20 pounds that I lost during the first year, alas. (I found this out by weighing myself a few times over the last month, something I don't normally do. It did rather vindicate my intuitive sense of what I weigh: I was fully expecting to see a higher number on the scale, just based on how my clothes are fitting and the expansion I can see with my own eyes.)
But I am difficult to daunt, and thus I remain undaunted. I haven't done anything particularly differently, over the past year, but I think that's the lesson I'm going to take from this: I'm five years older, now, and I may not be able to get away with exactly what used to work for maintenance, before. But what I'm not going to do is flee from NoS into the arms of some insane and unsustainable diet. NoS is the way I eat, and I have no plans to change that. What I need to do, I think, is pay just a bit more attention to what I'm eating. If I put just a smidgen less on each plate, and increase the fraction of fruits and veggies compared to other stuff, I suspect I'll gradually shrink back down again. It's not a race, so if it takes a year to lose those 10 pounds, that's fine. It took a year to gain them, after all.
Joined: 19 Jul 2008 Posts: 491 Location: Montenegro
Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:38 am Post subject:
Good to hear from you, again, Dave. I definitely think there is something to the "5 Years Older" syndrome, (especially when added to the 50+ years in my case--details in my upcoming anniversary post. )
And NoS is the PERFECT platform figuring out any needed, sanely sustainable tweaks (not mods). Your approach sounds perfect!
Congrats on another good year, and looking forward to hearing from you in 2015! _________________ Vicki in MNE
7! Yrs. with Vanilla NoS, down 55+lb, happily maintaining and still loving it!
Joined: 02 Sep 2005 Posts: 786 Location: Sunny South Africa
Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:31 am Post subject:
Congrats on 5 years and on your sane approach to the creeping gain! _________________ Hugs from Sunny South Africa Vanilla No S with no Sugar due to Health issues - 11 yrs No S - September 2016 (some good, some bad (my own doing) but always the right thing for me!)
Joined: 06 Oct 2008 Posts: 8457 Location: San Diego, CA USA
Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:57 pm Post subject:
Glad to hear from you. Year 5 is a little shakier than I expected, but I too am hanging in there. Hope springs eternal that the last few months will straighten out. In the mean time, No S is still the backbone of my eating, and I'm pleased with that. I'm on your team! _________________ Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 8 years & counting
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but harder to maintain)
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