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Octavia



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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to hear that things are going well, Dalia!

I really relate to a lot of what you say. We need so much patience on No S, but on the other hand, No S is permanent, and is working its magic on our lives even when we’re not losing weight. Even though my weight loss is very slow, I don’t feel tempted to leave. I feel supported and kept safe by my N day routine. I think if I came off it, I’d be all over the place, in total confusion!

Hope your day goes well. X
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Dalia negra



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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I have something important to tell.

This morning I was absolutely depressed by the weight (I had to take anti-inflammatories for a backache and my weight has gone up a bit). I know I have not been rational at all, since this is due to the weight of the water, but I could not help it, I felt depressed and tired. I've been thinking all day about ways to lose weight faster, and changes I could make in my diet and such, and since the first morning I wanted to eat something sweet because of frustration. I did not want to do it during the day, since then I would have felt heavy and bloated, and I wanted to be in shape to face the day, so I gave myself permission to buy a big pot of Haagen Dazs (it's one of my comfort foods) and eat it this afternoon, when my husband and my daughter had gone to their English classes. It was not because I did not want anyone to see me, but because I wanted to enjoy it alone, calm and savoring it. He had decided to have a day nws and an arranged business. But my daughter and my husband just left a while ago and I have not gone for ice cream. Tonight I have promised to make them one of my dishes (they love to see that I fill my plates with a lot of variety of things) and I thought that I just wanted to have dinner with them, with my plate, and not stuff me. I've put on comfortable clothes, I've had sparkling water and a slice of lemon and now I'm taking it easy and writing this. I feel great and I do not want to change that. I am starting to love and respect myself, and that is much more valuable than the weight that weighs the scale, that is gold for me.

No S is teaching me many things, it is a journey of self-discovery. Today I have been able to deal with situations that in the past would have altered me a lot. am having a lot of confidence in myself, and the opinion of others is beginning to not affect me (negative criticism, I mean). And I feel at peace, too.

It is absolutely wonderful.


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Dalia negra



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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Octavia wrote:
Great to hear that things are going well, Dalia!

I really relate to a lot of what you say. We need so much patience on No S, but on the other hand, No S is permanent, and is working its magic on our lives even when we’re not losing weight. Even though my weight loss is very slow, I don’t feel tempted to leave. I feel supported and kept safe by my N day routine. I think if I came off it, I’d be all over the place, in total confusion!

Hope your day goes well. X



Absolutely true. Today I've been closer than ever to leaving and throwing everything away, and I have not. Because I value so much the good that it is giving me, it is almost more important than losing weight (almost no, IT IS MORE IMPORTANT ) Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's great that you didn't go for the tub of ice cream. For me it used to be the same but with Ben & Jerry's

I have been feeling a bit crappy recently so I've also been craving comfort eating but I've refrained from it thus far

I'm glad to hear that No S is having a positive effect on you Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have done well Dalia.
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Dalia negra



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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much Tombo and Ladybird30 !!

Although I must say that yesterday it was finally red. I ate dinner on my plate, but then I had an ice cream cone. It was much more small than the Haagen Dazs boat, yes Laughing

I'm thinking about making a modification in my meals. My plates are 10 inches, and the next ones I have are 8 inches, so I'm thinking of using the 8's instead of the 10's.

What is your opinion? I do not go hungry between meals, nor during the whole day. And maybe that's what is keeping me stuck in the weight.

On the other hand, I think that if I make this modification now, in the future I will not have much more to do to boost my weight loss again ...
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reducing plate size for one or two meals may work. I am always hungry before I eat.

Jx
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Dalia negra



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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Soprano!

Thanks for your opinion.

I tried it, but it ended up in a binge Sad
I started with the small plate in the food, but an hour later I was already overwhelmed thinking about going back to dinner like this, and ... wham! I have eaten a coffee flan, a Greek yogurt with chocolate and a Nutella sandwich. I am embarrassed to put it here, but this is the diary of my trip, and I want to be absolutely honest when, after a few years, I look back.

So I wipe and new account. Tomorrow for a green, and I will try my challenge not to weigh myself until June 1st.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't be embarassed, a lot of us here have gone through binge eating/overeating issues, it is why we are here! Dust yourself off and get back up again, which it sounds like is what are you doing anyway Smile
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Dalia negra



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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Tombo!

I try at least! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dalia,

may I suggest that you keep on working on habits of moderation, rather than restricting which as you have found can derail eating habits. You are still in early days yet - it took me many months before binge thoughts starting receding into the background of my brain. Even after a year without a binge, I still don't see myself as being able to do without habits of moderate eating or checking in here.

Please don't be discouraged by the thought that it takes time. Weight loss will come, and it will be permanent if you make permanent changes to your habits.
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Dalia negra



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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ladybird30, you're absolutely right. I'm wanting to go too fast, when what I have to do is enjoy this trip. I feel very good with vanilla S, and I have to let the weight issue be secondary. From today I intend to count only days of habit, my next goal is to be part of the 21 day club, so let's go for it!

Thanks for your sensible words.
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Dalia negra



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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another red yesterday.
Definitely, having a red on a week's day destabilizes me and makes everything go to ruin.

On the other hand, yesterday I tried not to weigh myself, and the anguish of not knowing if I was getting fat (irrational, I know) made me have a bad day.
Also the alternative of cutting food or counting calories depresses me a lot and makes me feel anguished and in a bad mood, so I'm going to continue with vanilla No S, and we'll see what happens with my weight. It's all I'm willing to do and it's infinitely better than gaining weight and feeling heavy from overeating.
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Dalia negra



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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last week was a big bump for me.
Luckily, this week has started well, yesterday I had a green day No S and a green day without weighing me !!!
And I feel much better.


Taking steps towards where I want to go.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done on the great start to a new week Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That’s wonderful news, Dalia! Both the not weighing and the successful N Day! Congratulations! Hope the rest of your week goes beautifully as well! 🌺
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Dalia negra



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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Merry and Crystal!

Yesterday I had a really bad day. I looked physically horrible, and my thoughts were absolutely depressive.
What is happening to me is that summer is coming, and it's time to put on the swimsuit. I am able to do it and go to the pool every day for my daughter, but I would prefer to stay at home and not expose myself that way.
There are many years of dieting and controlling my weight, and I find it hard to change that ... while I lose weight with No S, even slowly, I'm fine. The problem is when I enter a plateau, then I get depressed. I would like to get to be at the lowest weight I've been for years, and from there, everything I got off would be great. I spend the day fighting between the thought that this will not work and I need to make a diet NOW, or the thought that if I do a diet, next year I will probably be at the same weight and I will have the same fight.
On the other hand, I am unable to do a diet anymore, so No S is my only option. And for the record, I love it, it's just my head that ruins everything ...
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear you had a bad day, Dalia! ♥️

About the swimsuit issue-i feel your pain. Living in the tropics, where there’s swimming all year round, and having a daughter who needs water therapy, I had to solve this problem for myself or I’d feel uncomfortable all the time, so self conscious. Before I go on, though, I must say, I believe that every person of every size has the right to go out in whatever swimsuit they please. If people don’t like looking at fat bodies at the pool or beach, they need to get a life. Seriously. But for me, I am just a really modest person. Even if I was thin, I’d feel uncomfortable in a swimsuit. Bikinis look like underwear to me, haha. And I even felt self conscious in a one piece with a little skirt. Way too much skin showing (on me-I repeat: I don’t care what others wear). I discovered this whole thing called modest swimwear that changed my life. I now own a swim skirt that goes to my knees and a full coverage top that covers everything. I feel so free!! I swim, walk around, whatever. Admittedly, it’s very common here to see people wear modest swimwear. Not just the Muslims, either. Just about everyone wears it. It’s quite refreshing to an old-fashioned prude like myself. 😂 I got mine from a US online company called Hydrochic that ships internationally. Not cheap, but life changing. I feel like a completely different person around water now. When I was a little kid, I would rarely swim because I didn’t want to wear a swimsuit. It didn’t get better with age, haha! Let me know if you want to see a photo of my swimsuit-I’ll private message you on Facebook. Or just Google Hydrochic.
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Dalia negra



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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crystal: I just bought a tankini!






I looked at the swimsuits you told me ... I feel the same about putting on a swimsuit, I would cover myself up to my feet ... but here in Spain that would be very strange and they would look at me more!! Laughing Laughing But I think I could go with this tankini and find myself comfortable, my main complex is my belly, and this conceals it a lot.

So thank you, thank you, thank you. Now I will not care so much if I lose the weight slowly Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That’s a beautiful swimsuit!! I agree that in some countries, you would get stared at more for being covered up. I’m pretty sure that would be the case for me if I still lived in the US. One of the benefits of living in a conservative country like Singapore. 😂

Love the swimsuit! Hope you love it too and feel great while wearing it! Don’t worry about what people think. Truly. Hugs.
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Vanilla No S.
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Current Weight: 228 (14 August 2018)
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Goal Weight: Wherever my weight eventually settles on No S.
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Dalia negra



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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Believe me in that aspect I would be happy to live in Singapore Laughing

If you want to send me the picture of your swimsuit by private, I would love to see it anyway!

Mine will arrive approximately in 25 days (maybe before, this is the maximum delivery time), I'll tell you how I'm doing.

Another hug for you, you have helped me a lot! Wink Smile
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Dalia negra



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday I felt much better during the whole day, I think I have overcome the hole.
It helped a lot to buy me that swimsuit and feel that I can go comfortable to the pool, that was a big handicap for me and it was influencing me a lot, even if I was not totally conscious.

On the other hand, not weighing me is taking away a lot of tension and is getting me to focus only on my dishes and follow vanilla No S without pressure of any kind. It is very liberating and may have found the final solution for me in that regard Very Happy

Ah! And definitely the habit is very important, once you do something several times it is not so difficult Wink And the good thing is that this can be applicable to all areas of life Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So glad you are making so much progress, Dalia! I’m happy it’s getting easier for you as well. It takes awhile to lose the diet mentality. But it’s so amazing when it happens!
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Dalia bet you look great in your swimsuit

Jx
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a lovely swimsuit. I want one! My trouble is also my tummy. I have been left with a lot of lose skin there. I wear bike shorts under a skirt to hold it all in, and also under my Aikido gi. With jeans I just tuck it in the top. (Sorry if this is too much info!)

Anyway, I want one for my big trip. Who know what we will be doing and swimsuits had been a worry. This looks perfect. Thank you for sharing.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks to all three!

Mery, I bought it at Rose wholesale, in case it helps. There are many beautiful models! And do not worry about the information. We all have problems of that kind and it is good to know that we are not alone Wink

Crystal, very true ... I thought that my diet mentality was not so ingrained, and it turns out that it has controlled a large part of my life. It's amazing ... luckily, it starts to disappear little by little ... Smile

Today I have not weighed myself either, although I am very tempted, everything has to be said, but I am willing to continue like this.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you are doing great, Dalia. Sorry to hear you had a tough day earlier this week.

I too feel low when I’m on a plateau. Sometimes weight does not shift for weeks on end. But at those times you have to keep on believing (sounds like a religion!) and forget about the scales. It does work, just slowly! I took loads of encouragement from Imogen’s posts. She said she lost a tenth of her body weight from doing Vanilla, even though she still ate lots at the weekend. I found that really encouraging, it made me feel I wasn’t doing it wrong or anything....it just takes time. And in the meantime, there are so many amazing benefits to enjoy. The freedom, the quietness in your head, the good appetite and enjoyable, normal meals.

Stunning swimsuit btw. I’ve been looking at Bravissimo costumes lately! Might indulge!
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Dalia negra



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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Octavia wrote:
Sounds like you are doing great, Dalia. Sorry to hear you had a tough day earlier this week.

I too feel low when I’m on a plateau. Sometimes weight does not shift for weeks on end. But at those times you have to keep on believing (sounds like a religion!) and forget about the scales. It does work, just slowly! I took loads of encouragement from Imogen’s posts. She said she lost a tenth of her body weight from doing Vanilla, even though she still ate lots at the weekend. I found that really encouraging, it made me feel I wasn’t doing it wrong or anything....it just takes time. And in the meantime, there are so many amazing benefits to enjoy. The freedom, the quietness in your head, the good appetite and enjoyable, normal meals.

Stunning swimsuit btw. I’ve been looking at Bravissimo costumes lately! Might indulge!


Thanks for the encouragement, Octavia. I will read the Imogen thread. I usually read and reread Joasia's thread, it's amazing how she manages to lose weight over the years, and if you look, there are even pictures of her progress. For me it is a great source of inspiration, I love that thread!
You are right in believing in this (we could create this new religion, now that I think about it Laughing ) is the way to continue, to have faith in it and patience. Since I do not weigh myself, I feel much better in that sense, I only fulfill my habit and enjoy my meals without pressure.


Have a wonderful weekend, I think I enjoy my days S
Wink


PS: If you buy a new swimsuit, please, show it to us !! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello girls! After a disastrous month, here I return.

I have noticed many things and I do not know where to start ...

First of all, this is not about weight loss or not, I've been having a very wrong idea about the whole thing. I know that Reinhard devised it to help him lose his kilos, but I also know that all this is about bad habits, and although I have been using these two words often, I have not understood their real meaning until now.

I have always eaten a lot. My problem is that I do not know when to stop. When I was a girl, I would have dinner at my corresponding time, and when my father came home from work later, I would go back to dinner with him. I would sit at the table next to him and he would give me gherkins, a mess of bread around here, a bite of his dinner over there. I mean, I NEVER had enough. And I continue like this. These days that I have not appeared around here I have returned to binge eating, and I have observed that I do not know WHEN to stop eating. I can continue to eat without hunger, and without even craving it, just because I do not know when I have enough food. I never have enough. I would go on and on. So I'm starting to realize that as long as I do not change that, there will be no program for my weight loss method to help me. And for that is NO S, to put the famous billboards.

First, I have to start marking the limits of where my food starts and ends (a dish), second, not allowing me to eat between meals (no snacks) and third, limit sweets at the weekend. Obviously not? I'm describing Reinhard's method. Yes. But I am also describing what will work for me. And it is that I took this as an equation: If as three courses, not peck and not like sweets during the week = x kilos lost. And no, it's not. It's about changing habits for many years, and that takes time. If I want to be someday at an acceptable weight, I have to start to change my way of eating. But really, and do not take it as a passing fad. I do not know if I'm explaining myself well...

In short, first, I will not vanilla S for a long season (long means long) and then, when fully accustomed, I will make the relevant changes to lose weight or eat healthier.

And the obsession with weight has to go outside. I will not lose weight in three months, or in a year. There were many more that took me here. Maybe summer is coming a little better, but this is what I'll have to spend.



And now we go with the May count, here nobody has fallen off the car.

Green days: 10
Red Days: 13
Yellow days: 8

Weight: +1,600
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wondered where you had been!

You are learning alot about yourself that is an important part of making this permanent.

Well done

Jx
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dalia, good to see you back. My personal opinion is that once you establish the habits and stop bingeing, you will very likely lose weight. But, as you say, establish the habits first and make adjustments later if necessary.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ladybird30 wrote:
Hi Dalia, good to see you back. My personal opinion is that once you establish the habits and stop bingeing, you will very likely lose weight. But, as you say, establish the habits first and make adjustments later if necessary.


Totally agree with what Ladybird says. i think adjustments/modifications must wait - and if you wait long enough, you may never need them. You’ll lose weight anyway!

One of the brilliant things about No S is that it works on all the major reasons we gain weight. For me, that was snacking and sweets, but for many of us, it’s portions - quantities per meal. The one-plate rule addresses that. I don’t think it has to be a particularly small plate - just a dinner plate, not piled too high, and without the extra gherkins and bread on the side! (He sounds like a lovely dad🙂. Mine used to bring me chocolate eggs from a sweet shop on a regular basis! It’s no wonder I ended up with a chocolate fixation!)

Hope your weekend goes well, Dalia. Take care, Octo x
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Hey Dalia, just wanted to add, thanks for mentioning Joasia’s thread- it is really inspirational.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dalia, I love your insights. I’m glad you are being patient with yourself. It resonates with my personal experience. The first year of NoS, I worked on establishing habits and really only lost a few pounds. Going from a constant grazer to three meals a day was a big deal for me though and it healed my relationship with food as well as being a big boost to my confidence.

After that first year, I’ve continued to tweak things and am down almost 55lbs. It’s been slow and my body does not like to give up weight easily at this age (50) but I was able to do it in a sustainable and pleasant way.

Anyway, you have the right attitude. Best of luck!

Linda
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much girls!

The truth is that I'm still bad and I continue to binge ...

I do not know what to do to control my problem with food and I feel absolutely desperate. I think I will continue with No S while my head is still trying to find the solution ...

I did not want to complain or give a negative message, but someone very kindly asked me how I feel, and I thought it was wrong not to respond and not be honest about it. And I also wanted to respond to people who have taken the trouble to come to my thread.

Octavia, Joasia is wonderful, right? I really love her... Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wanted to stop in to say that I think you are approaching this correctly. Work on the habits. I identify with you about never feeling done after a meal. Even from childhood I could always eat a second plateful after each meal whether I did it or not. It must take a long time for the "message" to get to my brain that I have had enough. I never got a "full" signal. So the No Seconds rule is the boundary I had to learn. What helped and I still do this is to have a routine that means the meal is over and the kitchen is closed. I am maintaining now and here is what I do:

I end breakfast with a couple of prunes after I clean up and then brush teeth. After noon meal I clean up and then have a cup of tea with a little honey and then brush teeth. At evening meal I clean up, have a cup of decaf coffee black with very little bit of 85% dark chocolate and then brush and floss. Technically this is having a little sweet and eating outside of the plate but not by much.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much TexArk, it is quite an honor that a veteran like you come to write to my thread, and that you think that I am on the right track flatters me. I take your advice.

Yesterday was a green day and I made better decisions about what I ate. I feel more relaxed about this whole thing and I plan to continue with No S to see where it takes me.

Thank you everybody for all the cheer up!
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Dalia negra



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Green day yesterday, although before yesterday it was red. But I do not feel guilty, I've had a bad streak in which binge-eating has returned to control. In fact, I was aware that this could happen again, I read many recovery stories in which people have relapses, then, I was not going to be the exception.

I am happy to be able to get out of there already, I have reached a pact with myself, and that is that I am going to settle for not gaining weight and maintaining my weight. And if I lose additional weight, I will be happy. But if I do not lose it too. And I will try not to weigh myself. I will not get it every day, but if I mark some in green, it will be fine. I think that not pushing me in the weight sense will go very well, although I also know that there will be complicated days when I will want to diet and lose weight very fast. But I know that this is just my upset trying to destabilize me and get me to throw everything down. I will try to remember it.

At the moment, I continue to strengthen habits.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello everyone!!

Despite starting this over and over again (or continuing on it but starting with diets followed by bingeing and marking red) I can not say that No S has been an absolute failure for me. Since I started in February I have lost 4.4 lbs, so in terms of weight loss it is working, although my head (accustomed to rapid weight loss) will insist that I do not.
At the mental level it is also working although I often feel like a failure. The days when I start a diet and end up giving me a binge I keep marking them as red, and I can say that despite this I'm still in the plan. I go back to him again and again because in the end I realize that following a diet does not take me anywhere, just to get more weight. So it can be said that despite my ups and downs, this is helping me a lot, only that I need more time to fully secure it.

This weekend has been wild, since it came to binge me and these have returned to take control. It bothers me to have done this, I feel that I do not advance like this, so I am willing to add another mod, which will be eating the sweets of the weekend inside the dish, so I will avoid grazing and eating too much. I have also considered doing it in NWS and marking it as green. The day after tomorrow is my daughter's birthday and I'm going to make her a homemade cake. She wants us all to eat (she turns eight) so I will not be the only one who does not. I'll include my slice of cake inside my food plate and mark it as a green. This will make me not feel that I go around with the plan, it will make me feel that I am doing it well.

On the other hand, I want to tell an anecdote. I have a friend who is doing Weight Watchers for years. Tell your points religiously every day and eat a little. As it turns out, it has been gaining weight for a year now. And it is not explained why. He has gone to the doctor and his analytics are fine, the thyroid is perfect. And they do not explain why he keeps gaining weight (44 lbs). She was prescribed metformin a while ago and now she has gone back because she is desperate.

Well, the doctor told him to continue with metformin and that he has to eat less (she already eats little). He has given him a diet in which he has to weigh everything (30 g of rice, 20 g of pepper, 30 g of tomato ...) and that is absolutely ridiculous. And he has told her that if she does not lose 22 lbs after a year she will see what they do with her again. And I think: "so much sacrifice to lose 22 pounds in a year, because for that I'm left with No S, I can lose maybe the same weight or half during the same period of time". And I also see what you can do to follow a strict diet for so long: nothing.
So I have reflected and I will continue with this. Probably in a while I will come to say that "I have fallen out of the car" and that I have started another diet, but for now I have proposed the goal of belonging to the 21 day club and I am going for it.

Thanks to all who read me and give me advice, this is a great forum and I love it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My doctor - the one who suggested I try No S - said something that was very helpful for me. Making healthy eating choices is a kindness to yourself.

It's not "deprivation." It's being good to yourself.

Hard to remember sometimes when I look at the tempting cake/cookies/whatever. But I'm trying very hard also to pay attention to how I feel after eating things. If I'm honest, my doctor is right.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sharon227!!!! Thanks for going through my thread.

Your doctor is right, it's great advice. Just yesterday I was thinking about that, giving me binge is a massive attack on my body, and I think the poor guy is enduring a lot, I've been doing it for years. Today I have proposed to give my body the nutrition it needs and eat in normal quantities, even if it does not follow the strict rules of No S. I think that starting to become aware of the damage I am doing to you is a first step.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My eating went out of control after my mother died. It was that powerful feeling of I WANT THIS AND I WANT THIS NOW AND NO ONE IS GOING TO TELL ME I CAN'T HAVE IT. At that point, it became difficult to be rational and tell myself "Eating a bunch of junk isn't going to solve this. My mother will still be gone but now I'll also weigh too much."

I see now that if I use food in little ways to respond to being bored, tired, or stressed, it leads to using it in big ways to deal with bigger problems.

I think it will be easier to simply train myself that I don't eat between meals, I don't eat more than one plate of food, and that's that. Food simply is not a way to respond to anything besides It's time to eat and I eat one plate of food. At that point, I may also be able to remind myself that I feel horrible after stuffing myself with crap.

Good luck!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello everyone!!

Sharon227, thanks for your last comment (I did not answer you, and I'm sorry).

Here I am again, ready to start again. You can see that I have had a bad time in terms of food (diet, binge eating, diet, binge eating, days of bingeing ...) I think nothing you do not know ...

So I've decided to start (or continue) with No S. We already know that you need to start a few times to get to the final.
Looking back, I went a lot and got a lot of good things with it. It has been the most clarifying program and that has taught me the most about myself. While the other diets have always focused on the physical and superficial, No S has helped me a lot mentally and has done a great psychological job with me (although I have not yet managed to change everything) and I value that a lot. I need again that peace he gave me.

So I start again!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck I know you can do this. Try not to think of it as going back, it has to be a lifestyle change which you had already committed to. Some people find it easy, others have stuff they have to learn and sort out along the way.

You are learning so much Smile

Do you use the habitcal? I found that really helped me in the beginning. I don't need it now but it was a great tool.

Jx
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Soprano!

Yes, I use the Habitcal, it helps me a lot (especially when I frame green a few days, it's a great stimulus).

And yes, I agree, I do not have to think about going back, but about continuing, being in it for a long time gives me a great feeling of being able.

Thank you!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dalia,
Sorry I haven’t checked in with you for a while! Hope your weekend is going well. Sounds like you’ve had a few challenges, but are sticking with No S, so that’s brilliant! I like what Soprano said - some of us have stuff we have to sort out and learn along the way. That’s definitely been true for me. All I do on No S is try to stay ‘technically’ Green, even though my old habits drive me to overeat on weekends and sometimes eat quite unhealthily on N days. I’m definitely not perfect, but I think it’s a long-term process, and as long as I’m on No S, I’m going in the right direction! Try to be really kind to yourself and get the most enjoyment out of No S that you can! Have a good weekend. X
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello everyone!

Octavia, thank you for your support and your advice, you are very right.

I come to say that my crisis has already passed. And I think it starts a second stage in No S.
My big problem was to start having to face my body in a swimsuit, I was not ready for it. But I have already gone to the pool three times and I have noticed that people are too busy in their affairs to notice me! On the other hand, I no longer feel ashamed of my body. Before I thought: "Yes, I'm wrong, but I'm working on it": Now I accept my weight and my appearance, because honestly, I do not know if my weight will change or how long it will take, so I will not wait to have a weight that consider acceptable to start loving me.
So one of the failures I had when starting No S was to focus too much on weight loss instead of on my well-being. I was still in the diet mode, and I wanted to lose weight as quickly as possible (even knowing that No S is slow). I became obsessed with the scale and each setback was a disappointment to me. Now, based on the fact that I accept myself as I am, I do not care about the scale. As long as I stay and do not get fat, it will be perfectly fine.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello girls!!

I think I finally understood how it works No S. When we get fat, we accumulate kilos (or lbs) over the months without knowing how and without even noticing. The only thing we know is that we have to diet urgently. Well, this is the same thing, but in reverse. You are losing kilos little by little, without hardly perceiving yourself. Until you reach a healthy weight.

When we get fat, sometimes it's a kilo (or pound), weeks go by and we take another, there are seasons in which we keep the weight ... until suddenly you go back up ... because No S does the same, but in reverse ... We are reducing calories without realizing it, and the weight goes down slowly, without great bragging, but the trend is downward.

And this thought is very powerful for me. It is getting me to take the reins again and have green days.
So I am very happy and relaxed, and I think I'll be able to follow No S during a good season.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great analysis, Dalia! No S is like our normal, weight-gaining lives, but in reverse!

Hope all is still going well for you.

Octo x
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes love that!
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