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Soprano



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:35 am    Post subject: Soprano Reply with quote

Just want to say hi and that I am commiting to starting this way of eating today Very Happy

Jx


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Soprano!

I wish you good luck and that you are comfortable doing No S Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome! 🌺 good luck with the plan!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you both for the lovely welcome

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well first day didn't turn out too bad. Breakfast and lunch were fine. My son and his girlfriend came home for the weekend unfortunately we were going to be eating way past my normal time so I did have a small snack to see me through and as it is rare they make it home I had made a nice dessert of which I did have a piece.

I'm pleased, as of late I have snacked between breakfast and lunch and sometimes lunch and evening meal even when it was at a normal time.

One thing I have learnt over the years, one day not going quite to plan is no reason to give up on the next day Very Happy

Jx
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well said! When I began No S I was used to never being ANYWHERE without a snack in my bag, in case I got hungry. So I began by trying to reduce my snacks from three a day, to one a day. Within two weeks, I was going totally without snacks - it amazed me! 2-3yrs in now, and I never feel the need to carry 'emergency food' these days. Hunger is not an emergency (for me, anyway - I'm not diabetic, I don't take any medication etc).

Keep going. And enjoy your weekend days (snacks, sweets, seconds allowed).
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Despite yesterday being a Saturday and family celebration I stuck to just. 3 meals and didn't feel deprived. I did however have a dessert.

Feeling positive Very Happy

Jx
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmmm this isn't going quite as well as I expected! I've ordered the book to try and fire my enthusiasm and to ensure I fully understand. I have been completing the habitcal too so am going to treat March as a training ground and hopefully hit the ground running in April Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi! Not sure what you mean by not going as well as expected. It sounded like you did well so far. There's no one way it needs to go. It depends so much on previous habits, social situation, and other influences and even your own body. The training ground might be longer than a month- or even a few months, It is not necessarily going to be easy to change the habits, say no to all the wretchedly excessive excuses to eat, including plain old hunger, eat the right amounts, etc.. but you have to do that to some degree on any diet. It's just dang easier than figuring out the calories in every dang mouthful and recording them, trying to find recipes for low carb, low fat, gluten free, high fat, vegan, keto, etc.( I guess you can tell what I was dead set against doing.) But those are always options. Smile

The book will help in explaining the logic of it all, backing up why it might be worth the effort. It touches only lightly on the obstacles and encourages pushing through and trying to keep a sense of humor about it all, realizing that our hunger is minor in comparison with what previous generations took for granted. Habitcal is a feature I think I should have been more serious about.

You can do this! Give it through April at least!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Thanks for your encouraging response oolala53 Very Happy

When I posted that I had just got on the scales and my weight had gone up, one week later I was 2lb lighter! I think possibly the increase may have been a fluctuation but these can become a reality so pleased it's headed back the right way.

I have been completing the habitcal, how do I upload that to a post?

I now have the book!

Jx
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nearly finished the book which I recommend everyone reads Very Happy

Had a great week since I went back to work after the Easter break, looking forward to the weekend and intend sticking as much as possible to my meals but enjoying a treat if I fancy it.

Jx
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Soprano,
I found it really tough at first! I think No S works like that - it’s incredibly hard to go without snacks at first, but it gets easier. Whereas with other diets, they start out sort of amusing, but turn into a nightmare. Don’t forget you can have calorific drinks to help you. I needed lots of juice, smoothies, milk, even hot chocolate* and luxury milk shakes to get me through in my early weeks! But they still count as ‘green’ and they do help re-educate your appetite.

* my spellcheck somehow turned this into ‘hot cod’. Glad I spotted this, or you might have been very confused....

The book is great! Stick with it! 💐
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS. I don’t know how to upload Habitcal into a post, I’m afraid - Maybe one of the long-term No Sers will be able to give advice.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Octavia wrote:
Hi Soprano,


* my spellcheck somehow turned this into ‘hot cod’. Glad I spotted this, or you might have been very confused....



Just spotted what my spell checker did, but too late to edit "tongue" to "to the"

Thank you for your words of encouragement, I know this will work it's just about getting in the habit Smile

I've managed not to snack or fill up on calorific drinks, plenty of tea and water though. I avoided alcohol until last night and stuck to two glasses of red wine.

Out for a meal tonight but I intend being sensible and just enjoying the meal and drink without excess

Jx
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoy the meal! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen Habitcal in a post only rarely. I'm curious, too. Maybe you can browse and ask someone who has it.

Hope you had a nice meal.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meal was lovely thanks, we missed dessert as it was getting busy and noisy. Portions were not over large so I didn't feel I'd overeaten. I'm not good at leaving food on my plate but am working on it Very Happy

Hope you had a good weekend

Jx
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feeling really good Smile

I am absolutely convinced this way of eating will work and to date have lost 2.5lbs. I have achieved my first goal weight. They are small goals but I would rather this and know I can achieve them than look at a large loss that feels like I'll never get there, onwards to the next.

Anyone reading this unsure if it will work, I promise it will and it brings with it a sense of freedom. I have tried many diets over the years, granted I have lost but the weight goes on again. I stopped dieting some years ago and tried intuitive eating and maintained well for a while but changes in lifestyle and stress eating have caused me to gain weight over the last 3 years, albeit slowly and I just find I can't lose it with IE alone. Plus sometimes it's hard work deciding if I'm hungry etc etc........

So as I hit those menopausal years I am determined to halt the weight gain and lose that extra stone I'm carrying but in a sensible maintainable way

Jx
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're an encouragement! Keep going and I'm believing you will make this your lifestyle. 🌅
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beginagain wrote:
You're an encouragement! Keep going and I'm believing you will make this your lifestyle. 🌅


Thank you, I am hoping so Smile

Jx
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anybody is struggling with this I can't recommend the use of the habitcal highly enough.

I'm actually coping quiet well with the NoS system but today I got home really hungry and had to walk the dog and wanted to wash my car before eating. I decided on a mod early on and that was no starvation thereby allowing for a small snack if I was desperately hungry and I mean fainting/gnawing hunger....

So I had a few nuts and walked the dog, I was still hungry as the nuts took the edge off but the walk was long. It was only the thought of not being able to mark today green that kept me on track. I actually don't think I would have jeopardised any weight loss by another snack but I didn't want to risk my commitment.

So if you haven't already, start a habitcal Smile

Jx
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

May I ask what percentage of your weight was your first goal loss? tx
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting question, I hadn't thought of it in those terms. It's 1.9% Smile

I just wanted to see any number under 11stone

My next goal is 10 stone with a single number for lbs so 10st 9 or less Smile

Jx
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I asked because so often people aren't willing to shoot for small amounts in steps when they really should because it's so much more realistic!. Also, when someone says, "I lost 2/5/10 lbs., it seems like it would make a difference about its significance if the person started at 150 lbs. or 250. That sounds contradictory and it is! Just my quirky voyeurism.

Also because for health reasons, losing even 5% has been shown to net the greatest gains. Obesity researchers are ecstatic when a person loses and maintains 10% because it actually happens so rarely. They are not expecting nearly anyone to get to a normal BMI, even though that is what so many hold over their own heads. Which makes me think it's much smarter to set modest goal weights in stages. Some researchers think it's even smart to stop and settle at certain weights and stabilize there for a few months before cutting food a little more. That often happens anyway and people get discouraged and go back to eating more.

Ok, I'm going on and on. Enjoy the process and get your greens before the weekend! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You make a lot of good valid points. I agree small incremental steps is the way (weigh Smile ) to go. The advice about maintaining along the way is good too.

I haven't an end weight in mind or a series of goals I'll decide each one as I go. But they won't ever be more than 4 or 5lbs.

I think it will be slow progress but the alternative is quick losses and regain which I really don't want to do.

I feel I have found a way to eat to lose slowly and maintain so I'm sticking with it Smile

Jx
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been at the same weight for several months now. I don't feel discouraged. Why? I recognise that I am still overeating at meals some times, so I have further work to do in becoming truly moderate with my eating. A plateau at this weight is far preferable to past quick rebounds from overeating. And I am still optimistic that eventually I will lose some more of the weight that has settled around my middle.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
If anybody is struggling with this I can't recommend the use of the habitcal highly enough


I agree - I am a sucker for a star chart and those green squares are very motivating! I love to log the exercise and calories burnt on my watch for the same reason. I have no idea how accurate it is, but meeting a goal every day is very motivating. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Especially a behavior goal, which you can pretty much make nearly every day, instead of the infernal scale, which is measuring something you have only about 30% control over, and even then, it's sketchy because you can't be sure you have all the right data!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wise words, end of the week got difficult as I jumped on the scales and haven't lost anything this week. I've been hungry before all my meals so was really expecting a loss. I know all the stuff about variations in weight blah blah but still really wanted to see a loss. It was the habitcal that stopped me overeating last night.

New day and the weekend and I am feeling more relaxed so will not be going silly but will have what I fancy Smile

Happy weekend all

Jx
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Courage Soprano! The same thing happened to me and the simple habit saved me from binge eating. I could not imagine eating without stopping until I was very uncomfortable and with abdominal pain. Simply, this is not for me now! But I also need to recognize that those moments in which the scale does not move are very frustrating ...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Smile

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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am managing to stick to only weighing once or twice a week I do it on consecutive days to allow for any daily fluctuations. A little disappointed it has gone up a bit but oddly my body fat percentage has dropped. I've decided to take a few body measurements too so that my only focus isn't the scales.

I have been walking the dog an extra 3 miles almost daily so perhaps the gain is muscle!

Pretty much sticking to the plan. In fact my sister commented on the fact I have a box of chocolates and Easter egg in the house that have been there since March.

Jx
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to see you're doing well with No S and walking!
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beginagain wrote:
Glad to see you're doing well with No S and walking!


Thank you Smile

Jx
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not updated for a while, I've been sticking to the plan for a good few weeks now, S days are getting more moderate without any real commitment to make them so.

I am always hungry by my mealtimes which I think can only be good. Of late I've been disappointed with a lack of reduction in weight but hopped on the scales this morning and they were the lowest they have been so far, however my weight does seem to fluctuate from week to week but if it is slowly going I'm happy.

I was considering IF to give me a boost and help with the loss but I think having seen a slight reduction I might wait a little longer Smile

Jx
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On holiday this week so have relaxed a little, stuck to 3 meals yesterday except for a piece of fruit. We are eating buffet style so plates are a little uncontrolled Smile

Jx
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you’re doing well for being on vacation.

Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We got home Saturday afternoon, I haven't weighed myself as I know sometimes it can be high after a holiday but will go again after a week of normal eating.

I've done a bit of reading re IF and also read the diet myth by Tim Spector whilst I was away which was enlightening.

I am going to use the habitcal this week to ensure I get back on track.

Happy July everyone

Jx
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smart not to weigh just yet!

Are you thinking of starting IF?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Linda

Yes I'm considering IF but as much for the health benefits as weight loss. I want to get my NOS back on track first, I didn't go silly whilst away but lost the three meals a day to two meals and snacks. Oh and plenty of wine!

I'll probably start with 16:8 but not necessarily every day, I'll wait a couple of weeks. I don't want to do it and lose the good habits

Jx
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, just reading through your thread. Well done for getting back on habit after your holiday.

Good luck with intermittent fasting if you try it. Have you done it before?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoop! I braved the scales this morning and I am a smidgeon lighter than before I went away.

I did decide to miss breakfast yesterday, mainly because I felt quite full from the day before I had a large rice salad for lunch and it seemed to lay heavy. I can't say it was a true IF as I drank tea with milk and had a glass of Kefir.

All in all feeling back on track and in control.

I had my thyroid checked as my losses have been slow compared to what I think they should have been but suspect this is down to my age. I have heard many women struggling to lose weight during the menopause transition years and suspect this is my issue and the reason I have gained over the last 2 years so just to stop the gain and slowly reduce is great.

Have a good weekend all

Jx
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nettee wrote:
Hello, just reading through your thread. Well done for getting back on habit after your holiday.

Good luck with intermittent fasting if you try it. Have you done it before?


Thanks

Re fasting I did a week in college once and have missed the occasional breakfast. I am going to tread very carefully with it. I believe there are health benefits other than weight loss but don't want to upset my moderate habits which in the long run will ensure I don't have a rebound affect.

Jx
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad to read that you're doing well. I think intermittent fasting is a great practice, but it needs to start gradually. My goal is also to get there, but in a long time, probably Smile

I am also glad of your weight loss Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The dress I wore yesterday was definitely looser than a few weeks ago.

I missed breakfast too as I wanted to try a 16:8 fast. It wasn't too painful and I ate as I normally would afterwards.

Normal nos today though Smile

Jx
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay on the looser dress and nice job on the skipping breakfast. It usually takes ppl a couple of weeks to adjust to an IF schedule but NoS helps prepare us.

Keep up the great job!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the encouragement it's appreciated, might skip breakfast again tomorrow Smile

Jx
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feeling pretty happy this morning. I popped on the scales and I've reached my second mini goal.

I missed breakfast again yesterday as part of trying out IF. I have my evening meal around six and might have a cup of tea with milk round 8 but then clean fast until midday.

I'm taking it slowly with the fasting. Nos doesn't feel at all like dieting but I'm concerned fasting might. Normal eating today Smile

Jx
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay on your mini goal! 🎉🥂

I’m glad you’re taking it slowly with the fasting. It doesn’t feel like a diet to me at all. I guess because it brings me so much pleasure and something I plan to continue for life. I could see doing more of a 16/8 in maintenance though. It’s just so dang good for us.

I look forward to seeing where you go with this. It doesn’t t even have to be everyday to get the benefits. Dr. Fung just does it a few times a week when it works good with his schedule.

Either way, you’re doing great!

Linda
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Linda and for introducing me to IF, even when I was sceptical about it. I hadn't appreciated the health benefits until I started reading more about it Smile

Jx
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