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One year anniversary Wednesday, kept off 35 lbs

 
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megran



Joined: 28 Jun 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:08 pm    Post subject: One year anniversary Wednesday, kept off 35 lbs Reply with quote

Hello all! I just wanted to toot my horn here ... started No S last year on June 26th after a friend recommended it to me. I was literally eating a graham cracker (after breakfast) while reading the message she sent me about this life-changing lifestyle, and I thought "Okay, that's it: I'm starting NOW" ..

I started out around 182 after having had my 3rd baby in 4 years. I was usually able to get back to 160 - 165 by doing Paleo/Low carb type diets, and while I wasn't thrilled to be that size, I was okay with it.

Doing No-S, I have lost 35 lbs or so and am now holding steady at 145. I'm 5'10" and turn 35 this year.

This way of eating has completely changed my life. I tell EVERYONE I know about it (told TWO people today and one of them bought the book today already!) ... Anyway ...

I just had to post and share.

I haven't taken a "full body" picture in awhile because, honestly, I NEVER think about my weight anymore. I weigh myself occasionally just to "check in", but no more do I obsess about the foods I eat, what the scale says, how my clothes fit. I JUST LIVE MY LIFE!

That's the best part about this diet -- the FREEDOM.

Guys ... it is POSSIBLE. I eat real food and desserts and sugar and half and half in my coffee. It's been absolutely amazing and I can't say enough great things about it.

I am not sure how I can upload pics here, but yeah ... it's been absolutely life changing and I'm so excited for my one year anniversary of living this way Very Happy

Okay I think I'm figuring this out LOL

First: before I started (around 182)



Second: after about 3 weeks from starting (the weight MELTED off) (around 162):



Then a couple months after that (around 150):


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no s started June 27, 180 lbs
Goal (155) reached 8/7/12
Surpassed goal and am 145 as of June 24, 2013
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finallyfull



Joined: 17 Mar 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow fantastic!! Great post. You look great, and I think you are a wonderful commercial for sane eating.

I love that this is not a diet and that it works. Thanks for posting!
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vmsurbat



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations!

So glad you chimed in with your experience!
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7! Yrs. with Vanilla NoS, down 55+lb, happily maintaining and still loving it!
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reinhard
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Joined: 12 Apr 2005
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Location: Cambridge, MA

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations and thank you for the impressive photographic evidence! (Glad you figured out the upload!)

We're on #3 baby as well so I know what an added challenge those darling little creatures pose to sane eating.

I always finding it gratifying when people with impressive numbers and other visible results identify intangibles like "freedom" as the thing they value most about No-S.

Reinhard
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megran



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reinhard wrote:
Congratulations and thank you for the impressive photographic evidence! (Glad you figured out the upload!)

We're on #3 baby as well so I know what an added challenge those darling little creatures pose to sane eating.

I always finding it gratifying when people with impressive numbers and other visible results identify intangibles like "freedom" as the thing they value most about No-S.

Reinhard


I have to say it was the freedom I noticed almost immediately. I've lived overseas (a year in Sweden as an exchange student) and I could never understand how my Italian friends would eat pasta, or the Swedes would eat so many things with butter and cream ... and how were they so thin?

Starting this way of life made it all "click" for me. I'll never forget those first few days of eating sandwiches (on WHITE bread!) with REAL mayonnaise and how awesome it was to thoroughly ENJOY each and every bite with absolutely zero food guilt.

Freedom is the best way I can describe it. Freedom from food guilt, from diets, from the scale, from ALL OF IT.
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no s started June 27, 180 lbs
Goal (155) reached 8/7/12
Surpassed goal and am 145 as of June 24, 2013
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emmay



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great results! Well done.
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MerryKat



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woo!! Hoo!! Congratulations!!

Thanks for sharing your inspiring story and your great photographic evidence.
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Bananna



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, this is enough for me! I'm going to buckle down and really try this. Smile

THANK YOU for sharing!

Oh and congrats!!! On all of it...the freedom and the weight loss. Very encouraging.
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Bssh



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a fabulous testimony. I love the words on freedom. I so agree Smile
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Hippy Dippy



Joined: 02 Jul 2013
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:54 pm    Post subject: You Go, Girl!!! Reply with quote

Congratulations! I love to read about the recent folks who are into this a year and doing so well. I'm a newbie. July 1st was my first official day. I'm almost done reading the book and found it to be even more helpful than the helpful website.

I gotta say, I've been a professional dieter for decades on and off and have done Atkins as my preferred diet of choice. This past January I had the epiphany that dieting was insane. And was lost...then I found out about intuitive eating, which is great, but doesn't give you any habits to learn. Luckily I happend on the No S* diet. Wow!! Blows my mind. Makes sense.

So thank you very much for posting...I have many pounds to lose...like 50, so this gives me hope and further incentive.

And you do look fabulous! So, once again: You, Go, Girl!!! : )

Hippy Dippy
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gratefuldeb67



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow!! congratulations!! you look great and special congrats for maintaining your loss!! Very Happy
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Kittykat150



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:29 pm    Post subject: Wow! Reply with quote

I cannot thank you enough for this post. I feel like you are my "after" picture. I am also 5'10", starting weight 182. And,as you know, at our height, we can get by with more weight. Your beginning picture does not look like an overweight person. But your current picture is fantastic! As you may guess from my screen name I hope to reach 150 and more importantly, stay there. To be 145 I wouldn't dream is possible. I followed WW last year and scraped down to 156 by 11/12. No surprise, here I am in July back up to 166. I think in my mind I couldn't believe I would ever get to the 150's and stay there. So guess what? I didn't. But here you are, living my dream....and not obsessing over food....and not weighing yourself every day!! I cannot express how much hope you have given me today. I will be reading and re-reading this post.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Peace and much love,
Kat
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eschano



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for sharing your very impressive images. It's always great to see a visual. Well done!
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joasia



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your results are really amazing. Do you exercise?
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resident0063



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow... 20 pounds in three weeks...that really happened? Maybe this does have quick loss effects for some people...loved your story and especially the joy you seem to get from NoS.
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germanherman



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning!
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oolala53



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Late to the party but congrats! (I'm grateful to be a little under 145 at 5'6".) Best of all to hear that eating and weight are not a concern anymore.

I know you're pretty busy but it would be great some time to hear about your S-day experiences.

We need more sane eaters (and mothers) in our society. Given your brood, you might enjoy reading "French Kids Eat Everything."

Thank you thank you thank you for posting!
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ksbrowne



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You look fabulous!
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Mustloseweight



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:11 pm    Post subject: WOW! Reply with quote

What an amazing transformation. You have convinced me. Thank you.
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tacodiscos



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow!!! This is awesome!!!
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