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Julie



Joined: 06 Dec 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:16 pm    Post subject: Julie's Daily Check-in Reply with quote

Hello Everyone,

Sure glad I found this site and this diet. I read about it yesterday and decided to start today. So far so good but I will keep you posted on how I am doing. Just knowing I have to report my success or failure on this board has kept me going today.

One question, is tea considered a snack?

Thanks,

Julie
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gratefuldeb67



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Julie! Welcome and good luck!~
Tea is totally fine..
It is an "approved beverage" not a snack Smile
Unless you use it to wash down some cookies!

Peace and Love,
Cool Deb
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Julie Very Happy
I'm Richard, Debbie's Son. You could call me Debson. LOL.....
Just wanted to wish you luck on the diet. First of all, don't get mad at yourself in the beginning if you mess up. It all works out after a while Smile

I'll read your thread sometime in the future.

Peace,
Richard

P.S. After you get used to Nos, try the 21 day plan. It's lots of fun!
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navin



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Julie -

MY two cents: in general tea would be fine, if it's something like green tea or unsweetened tea. Sweet tea is a little more borderline, I guess it depends on how much sugar you put in it.

Now Long Island Iced Tea, that probably *would* be considered a snack. Smile
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Julie



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the welcome. I usually drink my tea plain or with a little soy milk. I wanted to put a fence around the diet so I wanted to make sure that tea would be OK. I think I will need to be drinking some in the beginning to get me through the tough spots.

What is the 21 day plan?

Another question, is it OK to have a soup or salad with your meal? I really like to have soup in the winter and an occasional salad.

Thanks again everyone.

Julie
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Lane



Joined: 12 Nov 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome!

I'm a bit of a newbie myself -- I'm on day 25. I'm just curious, how'd you find NoS?

Lane
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Julie



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 1: SUCCESS

It is good to get one day under my belt.

I happened upon NoS when I joined a yahoo group based on the book called Eat to Live and there was a link to the NoS site.

Here is to a good Day 2.

Julie
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reinhard
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, Julie.

I don't really have anything to add on the subject of tea. I drink my coffee and tea black, so it's not an issue at all for me, but honestly if you don't pour in tablespoons full it's hard to see how it would be significant compared with (say) a coke. It's one of those borderline issues that probably isn't worth investing much worry in.

Thanks for telling us how you got here. Always curious about that.

Reinhard
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Julie



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:53 am    Post subject: Day 2 Reply with quote

Day 2 Success

It was tough but I made it through my second day. I am alsoalmost through my third day but since I still have a couple hours to go before bed I am not counting it as a success yet.

I did have to eat a little carrots and hummus while preparing dinner because I was so hungery but I was going to eat that with dinner anyway. Not sure if that counts as a mess-up.
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Julie



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:40 am    Post subject: Day 3 Reply with quote

Day 3 SUCCESS

I made it through my third day but it is still very hard for me to only eat 3 reasonably sized meals. I hope it gets easier. I am almost through my 4th day then I get 2 S days for the weekend.

Julie
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Julie Smile
People seem to handle adapting to the three meals a day in different ways here... Some decide that they simply need to have a smaller fourth "meal" during those ravenous hours between 3-5... maybe a fruit and yogurt or some salad... Some just allow more on the three plates...
If you are eating "diet style" you may be hungry because of that..
Another thing which truly does make a huge difference with hunger issues is water intake... Most people just don't drink enough...
Track that during the day.. If you are having less than six or eight glasses a day, you may need to have more to help you stay hydrated and full...

Keep up the great work!
Peace and Love,
Cool Deb
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Julie



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:44 pm    Post subject: Day 4 Reply with quote

Day 4 SUCCESS

I am calling Day 4 a success even though I had to eat while preparing supper again.

Thanks for the advice, Deb. I am propably not drinking enough water. I may also decide to add a 4th small meal to keep from being so hungry. Since today and tomorrow are S days I will wait to see how things go on Monday.

Julie
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Julie



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:58 pm    Post subject: Days 5 - 7 Reply with quote

Day 5 S-Day

Day 6 S Day

Day 7 - SUCCESS

The S days were easy but wondering if I went a little overboard. I felt that I still ate less than I would have pre- No S.

Day 8 is going well. I think the second week is a little easier than the first. I weighed myself this morning and I was up 1 lb, though. It could be water retentation due to eating a lot of salt on Sunday in my large miso soup. I still think this will work in the long run so I am sticking with it.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The S days were easy but wondering if I went a little overboard. I felt that I still ate less than I would have pre- No S.


And therein lies the key. Don't worry about your S days. They'll regulate themselves soon enough and you need the safety valve! If you think you went overboard, but you still ate less than you were eating every single day before NoS, well, it doesn't sound to me like that was overboard at all!

Stop beating yourself up about it and give yourself a well earned pat on the back instead!! Laughing

C.
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Julie



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:33 pm    Post subject: Day 8 Reply with quote

Day 8 SUCESS

Yesterday was tough. I ate dinner earlier and ate a little less than I would have liked. I was very hungry around 9:00 but had some tea to get me through. I almost ate something but I didn't want to start my 21 days over.

I think having the S days helps me stay on track the other 5 days of the week. I just tell myself I can have whatever it is I want on an S day.

Julie
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