11 Years

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11 Years

Post by Over43 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:22 pm

I just noticed it has been 11 years since I first signed up for the No S Diet. The fellow who referred me (I believe), is still a member at www.davedraper.com. That is the forum that he referred me from.

What can I say, or advice can I give over the last 11 years? Well when I am spot on with No S I lose weight. There was my 2010 drive to lose weight for my Caribbean trip. I started No S-ing in biblical proportions at the beginning of March that year and by the end of May had lost 25 lbs. I was also riding an Airdyne 40 minutes, 3 days a week, but those rides do not account for 25 lbs. being lost. Regardless, I was very fit.

Three times I have done the "21 Day Challenge". (I think that is what it was called.) All three times I have lost 10 pounds in each of those three weeks.

What makes No S special? Well, I have lost weight on meals that included Hamburger Helper, Spam, Stouffer's frozen lasagna, chili dogs (My wife has made me quit eating those. :oops: ) a Coke, fried chicken, etc. You name it, if I stick to 3 meals a day (without the snacks or sweets) I can lose weight.

It has been awhile since I have posted a lot, but I seem to be today. But, if you are new, or hesitant, just take the leap. Start with the next meal you eat and take it from there.
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Bacon is the gateway meat. - Anthony Bourdain
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Re: 11 Years

Post by ChandaLikePanda » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:34 pm

Thank you Over43! It's inspiring to hear about your results. I have just started, and I'm sure there will be a few bumps to get over along the way.

When you have a Coke, is it only on S days, or is it part of a meal? Does it count as a sweet?
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Re: 11 Years

Post by Over43 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:54 pm

Sometimes I will have a 12 oz. can as part of a meal. Just my thing.
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Bacon is the gateway meat. - Anthony Bourdain
You pale in comparison to Fox Mulder. - The Smoking Man

I made myself be hungry, then I would get hungrier. - Frank Zane Mr. Olympia '77, '78, '79

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Re: 11 Years

Post by ChandaLikePanda » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:45 pm

Thanks for answering my question. I like that I can have a bit of soda as part of a meal, it makes things more doable.
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Re: 11 Years

Post by reinhard » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:32 pm

I'm so glad No S is still working for you, a decade plus in -- and thank you for letting us know!

(I'm sorry I'm not more of a presence on these boards lately -- I'm in that "sandwich" period of life being overwhelmed with kids, ailing parents, and demanding job all at once. I think it gets easier at some point? Maybe? Please don't tell me if not! If it's any comfort, I still practice No-S and most of the other everyday systems religiously, even if I don't have so much time to preach them.)

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Re: 11 Years

Post by Whosonfirst » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:17 am

reinhard wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:32 pm
I'm so glad No S is still working for you, a decade plus in -- and thank you for letting us know!

(I'm sorry I'm not more of a presence on these boards lately -- I'm in that "sandwich" period of life being overwhelmed with kids, ailing parents, and demanding job all at once. I think it gets easier at some point? Maybe? Please don't tell me if not! If it's any comfort, I still practice No-S and most of the other everyday systems religiously, even if I don't have so much time to preach them.)
over43- quite inspirational(if that's a real word). While I'm not a soda drinker at meals, I don't see a problem.
reinhard-Thanks for being the founding father of NoS, and your habitcal for everyday systems. That's given me a great method to track habits, or be more mindful of the good ones. And no, we won't tell you.

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Re: 11 Years

Post by Over43 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:36 pm

reinhard wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:32 pm

(I'm sorry I'm not more of a presence on these boards lately -- I'm in that "sandwich" period of life being overwhelmed with kids, ailing parents, and demanding job all at once. I think it gets easier at some point? Maybe? Please don't tell me if not! If it's any comfort, I still practice No-S and most of the other everyday systems religiously, even if I don't have so much time to preach them.)
I would like to tell you it gets easier. But not so much. Wait, I was not supposed to tell you that!

Edit: I must take my hat off to Reinhard. He has given us a very nice approach to managing our culinary lifestyle. I have not always been as down with No S as I should be. That, however, is my fault, it has nothing to do with the "plan" itself. I started last Tuesday (again). According to my Monday weigh in, I have lost about 4 pounds. This is pretty cool since I take Lyrica, and gabapentin, both of which seem to turn off my hunger mechanism.

Thank you Reinhard!
April 4, 2016 197

Bacon is the gateway meat. - Anthony Bourdain
You pale in comparison to Fox Mulder. - The Smoking Man

I made myself be hungry, then I would get hungrier. - Frank Zane Mr. Olympia '77, '78, '79

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Re: 11 Years

Post by oolala53 » Thu May 02, 2019 6:17 pm

Kudos!
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
Age 65
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
Jan/12-26.8
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
Mar/18 22.2

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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