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ladybird30



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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 11:08 pm    Post subject: ladybird's check in Reply with quote

Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum, but not quite new to No S. I have been practising NO S for the last year, but haven't yet managed to establish a solid 3 meal a day habit. As this was one of my aims when I started, I've decided that I need to do something a bit different to what I've been doing for the last year.

At the moment Iím allowing seconds for lunch and dinner on N days if I feel like I havenít had enough at the end of a meal. On weekends I am sticking to 3 meals a day, but allowing treats and seconds.

I will be keeping an eye on my weight, but mainly I want to stop overeating.
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ladybird,

Good luck with your plan. Your S days sound very similar to mine. I hope your seconds help you to stay on track. Do you plan to ease into vanilla No S after a while? No problem if you do or don't, just wondered if you had thought about it? We all have different solutions for our own lives.
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ladybird30



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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Skycat,

I'm playing it by ear at the moment, but I plan to phase out seconds once my 3 meal a day is more firmly established.

Ladybird
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been doing that too (not plating strictly so I can get the three meals a a day down.) I feel like I need to work on the one plate thing now, but I find myself resistant!
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ladybird,

Welcome back. I'm new to the forum also. I like your idea of easing into things. Good luck!
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ladybird30



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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

5 green N days, 3 meals a day weekend
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday was technically green, but ate too much for dinner. I knew at the time I was eating too much, but decided to ignore it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the good start. As for eating too much for dinner. As long as it's one plate, it's still within the plan, and if you decide you want or need to tackle it as a problem later, well by being aware of it you're already halfway there. So that's a real plus.
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ladybird30



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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the encouraging words Skycat.
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

last 6 days - 4 green N, 2 S days 3 meals per day. Seconds only on S days.
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope your N days went well. Is Memorial Day an eating day for you?
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ladybird30



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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Oolala,

my N days were fine this week. I had seconds for dinner one night, but that is a mod I'm allowing myself at the moment. I seemed to have settled down from the bout of overeating I had earlier this year.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last week - N days 5 green, seconds one dinner (allowed under mod), no seconds other meals.
S days - 3 meals per day
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last week:
Monday - success. Ate less than I really wanted due to digestive issues. Hungry during night and consequently woke up feeling tired and strained.
Tuesday- Sick day. Only 2 meals.
Wednesday - success. Still eating lightly
Thursday - success. Long walk meant I was ready for another meal by mid afternoon. Had a very substantial dinner, but still hungry during night.
Friday - success
Saturday and Sunday - 3 meals each day.

I have noted bouts of undereating, because that usually leads to rebound eating sooner or later, especially if it interrupts my sleep.

Monthly weigh-in: same as at the beginning of May. Maintenance is good.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last week:

Mon, Tues, Wed - success
Thursday - success, but didn't eat enough lunch after a walk and was overhungry in the afternoon.
Friday - success. Wanted seconds for breakfast, but resisted. Was overtired in the morning and battling food cravings.
Saturday and Sunday - 3 meals per day.
No seconds for week.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chugging along really well.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome on no seconds for a week!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Oolala and Merry. Some days only the thought of having to publicly confess my slip ups keeps me on the straight and narrow. No doubt it will happen sooner or later.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last Week:
Monday: success. Didn't give myself enough breakfast, but only realised this after eating
Tuesday: success. Both breakfast and lunch were a bit light on
Wed - Fri: success
Sat: 3 meals
Sun: 3 meals, but very irregular. Breakfast at 9, afternoon tea 4, and a too big dinner at 6:30.

I am still having trouble hitting that nice sweet spot of not too much and not too little, but I have had that problem since I was a teenager.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know that I've even gotten this down perfectly. Nothing to do but keep seesawing a bit.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weekly update:

Mon to Wed: success
Thursday: success. Not quite enough dinner
Friday: success. Tired, hungry and grumpy in the morning, but didn't overeat. Had seconds (allowed) for dinner.
Sat and Sun: 3 meals per day.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a stellar week.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last week:
Mon - Thurs: success
Fri - success, but big lunch
Sat, Sun: 3 meals

Monthly weight check: my weight has been up and down this month, but has ended up about the same as it was a month ago.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good two months.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Oolala.

My 3 meal a day habit is starting to feel a bit more solid now.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weekly report

Mon to Fri - success
Sat: 3 meals - seconds for lunch as I hadn't given myself quite enough to eat. Dinner - dished out more than I needed, but ate it all anyway.
Sun: 3 meals

I've cut back on the treats on weekends as I think too many energy dense foods were stopping me losing weight.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good call. It's rarely the light foods that stop a person from losing weight, though it's the total that counts, and they are part of the total. But just a few bites of dense foods can tip the scales up;a few bites of celery usually doesn't. People don't usually lose by cutting veggies.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last week:

Mon: success
Tues: success - light breakfast, not enough lunch, hungry most of afternoon
Wed: success - rather large breakfast
Thurs, Fri - success
Sat - 3 meals
Sun - 3 meals, seconds for lunch, a bit too much dinner

I'm happy that I haven't had any out of control eating episodes since I joined the forum, although I'm still overeating at meals sometimes.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a really good start! It takes time to get the meal portion sizes down in the beginning, so don't worry about that--it will come in time. You're doing great with the habits!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the encouragement Merry
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some overeating is par. No out-of-control eating so far is pretty fantastic.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oolala -it's the combination of weekly reporting plus committing to 3 meals a day plus dishing my whole meal all out at once that is making the difference.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weekly report:

Mon - Wed: success
Thurs - technically success, but didn't eat enough
Fri - success
Sat - 3 meals - a large lunch, as I have been feeling too hungry lately. Only just interested in food by the time I had dinner.
Sun - 3 meals - dinner also perhaps more than I strictly needed.

One of the good things about No S is if I get to the point of feeling like I am not eating enough for comfort, I can have a deliberate break on the weekend. This is much better than breaking down and bingeing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly!
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