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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 2:41 am    Post subject: Worth it check-in Reply with quote

So after months of on-and-off No S (well, always on No S, but not compliant for months at a time), I'm going to try and give myself some more accountability. Will try and do it daily. Plus, I'm always "trolling" (my husband's word) all of your experiences on this site, so it's about time you got to see what I'm up to. In all honesty, I was inspired to really focus on No S this time after reading an article on the General Board called the Fantasy of Being Thin (or similar title). Totally awesome- thought-provoking, so true... Must have read it 10x. Here it goes-

Restart? Refocus? (Day 1): Success
B- small heel of bread (was a thoughtless bite while making my husband's lunch) and coffee with cream and sugar
L-Salami on sourdough, handful of doritos, and a ramekin of fresh black cherries
D-Bacon cheeseburger and some crinkle fries

NOTE: I still see a thread from time-to-time that I started on trying bite-counting. I never could sustain the habit, so you will not see any info on that here (cheers to those that have had success while doing it). Will eventually post my weight or BMI or something when I remember to actually weigh myself. I know it will not be pretty. Sigh.


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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back to the boards! Looking forward to reading your thread Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 2: Success (so far)

B- Sausage Sandwich and coffee with cream and sugar
L- salami on sourdough with a handful of Doritos and a fresh black cherries
D- (to be) Sweet and Sour Chicken and wonton soup

Eschano: Thanks for the welcome again. I truly enjoy reading your thread- you have such a relaxed and wonderful relationship with food!
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job!
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 3: Success

B-Ham sandwich and cup of watermelon and coffee with cream and sugar
L- Two hot dogs with 1 bun, handful of doritos, organic green salad
D- 1/2 large chicken breast, cheesy potatoes, steamed veggies, 2 bites of baguette with butter

Clarinetgal, thanks for the encouragement! I will need to catch up on your thread. I hope all is going well for you.
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 3: Forgot to add...

1 glass of Riesling with dinner

35 minutes walk at Forest Preserve
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 4: Success (so far)

B-Scrambled eggs, piece of French baguette with butter, small cup of watermelon
L- Salami on pretzel roll, handful of Doritos (I'm on a kick!), broccoli raisin salad
D- (will be) Grilled chicken salad, leftover cheesy potatoes

Am hosting a bridal shower tomorrow, and the bride and I will be making cake pops tonite as the shower dessert. I will definitely be having a glass or two of wine, but am also probably going to sample one of the cake balls. If I have one, I will re-mark this day as a yellow, because of the planned sweet.

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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, as a certified doritos addict, I love your meals Very Happy glad I'm not the only one on the board! I like the spicy chili ones (in the purple bag)...so yummy!

What's the forest preserve? That sounds like a lovely place for a ramble.
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As an update to last nite (Friday). GREEN! I did not end up having a cake ball (I can't believe it). Maybe it was due to all of the cake and frosting I was working with, but after awhile I just didn't have the taste for it. I also only had one glass of wine.

Day 5: S Day!
B- Salami sandwich on pretzel bread and coffee with cream and sugar. Also had the ends of my son's toast.

L- Bridal Shower! 2 glasses red wine, 3 cake balls (ich), pasta salad, turkey sandwich, fritos and dip.

D- (to be) Pizza

A true S-day. Totally eating just to eat, but I don't feel like I'm binging, per se. Oh well, hopefully will return to moderation tomorrow.

Samosaurus, I am going to have to try that flavor of Doritos!!! I've been doing the original, Nacho Cheese- yum, yum, yum! Oh, and the forest preserve, is essentially a LARGE (1000's of acres) of a natural area where there are walking trails, outdoor picnic areas, dog park, etc. I have one near my home so I have no excuse but to enjoy it!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 6: S-day

B- 2 slices of cold pizza and one cold breadstick (left over from last nite)
L- Ribs, 1/2 twice-baked potato, coleslaw (left some coleslaw and potato on the plate- I don't usually do that)
Snack- Left over fruit from the shower with about a tablespoon of vanilla yogurt fruit dip; handful of doritos (surprise, surprise)
D- Will be 2 leftover cake balls and a scoop of ice cream

Also, I just joined Costco (so excited!) and they gave me a box of fresh-baked cookies. Since I knew my treat tonite would be the few final cake balls, I froze the cookies so I wouldn't be tempted to eat them today or the rest of the week until the next S days. I also did not binge today, which I tend to do on Sundays. In fact, no binging at all this week. That feels good. I'm liking this accountability thing...


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 7: Success (so far)

B-1/2 sausage patty left over from my son's plate, bowl of fruit, 2 slices of sourdough with butter; coffee with cream and sugar

L-Salami sandwich on a pretzel bun, 50/50 potato chips and doritos; 1/2 glass Strawberry Banana Juice from TJ's and 1/2 glass water mix.

(figured out how to update my posts!)
D- UPDATE; Fried chicken, macaroni salad, Hawaiian roll, 1 steak fry. While I definitely should not have had that second piece of chicken on my plate, Im glad I didn't go for those seconds I was thinking about. Today was a high anxiety day and I seemed to have made it through with only 1, well maybe 2, heaping plates. Phew. Will have some tea or decaf tonite and am looking forward to tomorrow being better.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 8: Success (so far)

B- TJ's small blueberry bran muffin, hawaiian roll; coffee with cream and sugar

L- 1/2 cup of cheddar ale soup, 1/2 grilled chicken and baby spinach salad; unsweetened iced tea

D- leftover fried chicken, macaroni salad, 2 hawaiian rolls, steak fries (plate piled high!).

High anxiety again today. I'm hoping for a more moderate tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about your anxiety troubles. I get a touch of that myself, mostly in social situations. Your meals sound terrific!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotta love costco!! Hope your anxiety is better tomorrow!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks ladies! Not sure what is up with me, but I also hope it ends soon. Need to do some self-relection.

Day 9: Success...although the plates are being piled high.

B- Sausage, egg and cheese croissant, small mixed fruit cup; coffee with cream and sugar

L- salami sandwich, BIG handful of Ruffles, Activia, small blueberry bran muffin (gulp, this was definitely the point I tipped the plate)- totally embarrassed to even post it. Can't believe it, but still fit it all on one plate.

**Office lunchroom had a Costco-size box of Oreo's that someone brought in to pawn off on others. They called to me, I ignored. They called to me again, I ignored again, but it was HARD to do today. Phew.

D- 2 Hot Dogs, 1/2 bun, handful of Doritos (they're baaack), last of the macaroni salad (couple of spoonfuls).
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job on resisting temptation while dealing with anxiety. I hope it gets better for you soon. I am a HUGE potato chip addict, to the extent where the only chips I keep in my house are tortilla chips and vegetable chips (I like these kinds, but not enough to binge on them). I absolutely love Doritos. Very Happy Also, good job on resisting the Oreos!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

congrats on resisting the Oreos! Smile

I keep little bags of chips for meals so I can't go too overboard!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 10: Success

B- 2 small blueberry bran muffins, small bowl of fruit; coffee with cream and sugar

L- Chicken sandwich, small fries; water

D-Homemade bacon cheeseburger; handful of chips


Auto: thanks for the suggestion on the single bags of chips. I usually do ok, but I think that some portion control could help. Especially since I can't go back for seconds, one will need to be enough!

I seem to be doing better today. More moderate, although not as healthy as I'd like. Didn't even think about those Oreo's once today!

35 minute walk at nature preserve with hubby.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job today and looks like you got all your food groups in there to me!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 11: Success

B-Coffee with cream and sugar

L-Leftover cheeseburger with a handful of doritos

D- Grilled Italian sausage on french baguette, organic greens salad and a small handful of potato chips

More moderate, although I almost had a slip up with dinner seconds. Thought twice about it and moved on. Interesting that I was craving salad...probably because I haven't had enough veggies this week.

Can't wait until my S days tomorrow-am dreaming of ice cream!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm craving ice cream too! I took the girls to ice cream today & it looked so good especially with it being 100+ degrees today. Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ice cream is my all-time favorite S. No question about it! Smile
Enjoy your S days!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had ice cream here, too - with birthday cake (two birthdays this week - neither of them mine Cool )

I like the sound of that sausage sandwich. I think I may put that on my grocery list Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was craving ice cream, too, so I made some in my Ninja today. It was really good! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 12: S Day
B-Coffee with cream and sugar; leftover Italian sausage on french baguette
Snack- Sourdough toast with butter
L-1/2 Fried chicken breast, sauerkraut, salad, dumpling; brownie
D-Doritos! and a chocolate chip cookie

Happy S days all! Not too over the top yesterday, but can you believe I didn't have my ice cream yet?! I didn't have the opportunity since we were at a family party for most of the day, sigh. Hopefully will have it today!


Day 13: S Day
B-Coffee with cream and sugar; 1 and 1/4 chocolate iced cake donut

Snack- small piece of homemade tiropita (a savory feta cheese and egg pastry)

L- Grilled pork tenderloin, salad with feta cheese and olives, small bit of fettuccini alfredo pasta

D- (will be) small DQ Cookie Dough Blizzard!!!! Yay! and some microwave popcorn

Pretty moderate for an S day. I am proud.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe you'll get your ice cream today!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a great day & glad you're finally getting your ice cream. Mines waiting in the freezer for me--yay!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad you got a Blizzard! Yum! It sounds like you had a good S weekend!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 14: Fail

B- scrambled eggs with buttered toast, bowl of fresh fruit; coffee with cream and sugar

L- Salami on a pretzel roll, 1/2 chips and 1/2 doritos

[b]Update: I failed at dinner. Dinner was supposed to be Veggie pasta. When I got home from the park with my son, I didn't feel like making the pasta. So, I had a sausage breakfast patty (random) and sourdough toast and doritos (showing up for a 2nd meal). Fine, right? Well, when I took my plate back in the kitchen, I proceeded to make myself another piece of toast justifying that it would have fit on the plate (which it would have, I suppose), but I still am considering this seconds. I then had a what the hey moment, and made a hot chocolate, which also may or may not be a fail. I guess my comments below about my "switch" didn't work in this case (although I'm not feeling particularly anxious). Oh well, mark it and move on... I'm not going to analyze this one all night. Sigh.
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+ 35 min walk at the forest preserve.

All, the ice cream was totally "worth it"! I enjoy sweets so much more when No S'ing, they truly feel special. I hope you were also to enjoy something sweet and yummy during the weekend.

Over the past week, a switched has turned on for me... I hope it stays on. I noticed that when I have the urge to eat because of anxiety (or whatever reason), I am able to identify it and calmly tell myself that eating won't solve the issues/feelings/problem I am experiencing. "You can't build a house by kayaking"... is a quote from the article I read on "The Fantasy of Being Thin." This quote makes me think about how what I'm experiencing has absolutely no relation to eating and brings some logic and reason to a truly emotional experience. Now, I'm not saying I haven't piled the plates high at the next meal after feeling this way, but I hope that practice will subside over time. I think it was Samosaurus that said, "baby steps."
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

baby steps are great! Well done on getting deeper into your emotions.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Life is all about baby steps. Doesn't someone have a great siggy that says, "change without action is fantasy"? Another one might be, "sustainable change comes in sustainable steps."
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey worth it I posted something similar about recognizing my emotional reasons for eating when I first started NoS. I'd find myself staring into the frig and then I'd say "wait a minute it's not mealtime, what's going on?" Then I realized it was usually something simple like stress from listening to the girls fight so I'd grab a cup of coffee & lock myself in my room instead. Much better solution!

I used to be really frightened about delving into my emotional reasons for eating. That was because 1) I thought i was going to be constantly having to face these huge, deep, dark issues & 2) I was worried I'd never be able get enough to eat with all these missed eating opportunities. With nos it became so much easier to sit with my feelings because I knew my next meal was always just a few hours away and, as a result, I was pleasantly surprised to discover my emotions were not at all too scary to handle.

So that's a really long winded way of saying keep up the good work & I can relate! Embarassed

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 15: Success
B- Scrambled eggs with buttered toast; fruit salad; coffee with cream and sugar

L- Quarter pounder with small fries

D- Lean Cuisine spaghetti (I added a few meatballs); organic greens; small piece of crusty bread

Day 16: Success (barely)

B-Piece of tiropita; fruit salad; coffee with cream and sugar

L- Salami on sourdough, handful of Doritos

D- 2 Hotdogs; a few bites of red cabbage salad; piled the rest of the plate high with Ruffles.

Was having a hard time control my craving for something sweet, but going here and documenting my success the past two days has drastically cut my craving. Phew.

Thanks eschano and auto... I suppose that the baby steps turn into real progress with the passage of time. I'll take them for now!

Linda, thanks for your comment. I like how you talked about the "deep, dark, feelings" because that's what I always think I'm going to have. I HATE having that much emotion and clearly have done things (like eating) to avoid having to feel them in the past.

I keep thinking that each time I don't eat when I'm emotional, I break the neurological pathways that my brain made to create this bad habit (thanks Oolala for writing about this concept). Another "chip" in the pathway tonight.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 17: Success

B- coffee with cream and sugar; 2/3 of my plate of eggs benedict and has browns

L- small bag of combos and a diet soda

D- lean cuisine chicken enchilada, 1/2 small avocado

Better day today.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 18: Success

B- sourdough toast with scrambled eggs, fresh fruit salad; coffee with cream and sugar

L- Salami sandwich with 1/2 Doritos and 1/2 Ruffles

45 min walk at the Forest Preserve

D- Pizza
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're doing great! Very Happy
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the walk sounds beautiful!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 19: S Day

B-overeasy eggs with buttered sourdough toast; 1 1/2 cups of coffee with cream and sugar

L- tuna melt with a few Ruffles and fresh fruit salad

D- 1/2(pork chop, mashed potatoes, salad, piece of baguette) + another full piece of baguette

DQ Small Cookie dough Blizzard!!

Auto, the walk was beautiful! So much so that I took another one today. Everytime I go it always makes me feel such gratitude to live near such a lovely place.

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 20: S Day

B- Bran cereal; coffee with cream and sugar

L- Pasta with meat sauce, piece of bread with butter, salad, a couple of cubes of feta and olives, 2 bites of ham

D- 3 pieces of pizza

2 Homemade (from a box) brownies!

Another good S day. Didn't want to eat between meals even though I could... that's a good piece of progress for me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your S Days look great! Very Happy I love walking outdoors!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 21: Success (so far)

B- Bran cereal; coffee with cream and sugar

L- 1/2 salami sandwich on sourdough, 2 cubes of feta cheese with about 5 calamata olives, small scoop of macaroni salad and small bowl of fresh fruit

D- (will be) Sloppy joe, TJ White cheddar mac and cheese

45 mins of walking at the Forest preserve (done); 1hr of yoga class tonite (will be)
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Congrats on 21 days! Smile
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Day 22: Success

B- Sausage, egg and cheese sandwich; coffee with cream and sugar

L- Salami on sourdough, handful of Ruffles, small fruit cup

D- Tilapia, snow peas, 2 pieces of french baguette

Dinner was piled high today.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay congrats on 21 days. Your food looks yummy! I'm jealous of your forest preserve walks--sounds so peaceful.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 23: Success

B- 2 small Trader Joe's blueberry bran muffins, small fruit cup; coffee with cream and sugar

L- 1/2 ceasar salad with steak, 2/3 cup of chicken vegetable soup, small roll with butter

D- breaded chicken breast with leftover Trader Joe's white cheddar mac n cheese (I added a couple of cubes of feta on the re-heat), large piece of a french baguette

Thanks Auto and Linda for cheering me on after 21 days.

I went out for lunch today with a colleague and noticed something... For the first time, I wasn't thinking about the menu from a carbs and/or calories perspective. Finally the guilt has subsided. Cool!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's so awesome! I just love ordering what sounds good, ya know???
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are so right, Auto! On more than one occasion now, I have forgotten about carbs, calories and have left points far behind. It's a great feeling... yet ANOTHER thing I love about No S.

Day 24: Fail

B- sausage egg and cheese sandwich on sourdough with a fruit cup; coffee with cream and sugar

L- Salami sandwich on white bread (gasp!), macaroni salad, a few cheetos mixed with pretzel thins

UPDATE: *Had a bad migraine. Woke up, had dinner and started on a binge. ugh.

D- bowl of Bran Cereal, Fiber granola bar, bowl of frosted flakes, pretzel chips, 2 pieces of dark chocolate.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry about the migraine/binge. I've never had a migraine but hear their horrific. I can imagine you'd want to try anything that might relieve it.
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Sorry about the migraine. I hope you're feeling better. That's great that you are at the point of leaving calories/carbs behind you! I'm not quite there yet (I would say it's from a lack of confidence), but I hope to get there, at some point.
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Day 25: Success so far

B- Coffee with cream and sugar

L- Salami on a pretzel roll with an organic greens salad

D- Bacon Cheeseburger with cheese fries (left some fries on the plate!)

45 minute walk at the Forest Preserve

Something good- when I woke up this morning from my food hangover, I immediately thought, I will not have breakfast to make up for part of my binge last night. Then I thought, "don't continue to punish yourself for that, you can have breakfast if you are hungry- that's No S." And, you know what, I found that naturally I wasn't hungry and didn't really have breakfast (other than my coffee with cream and sugar). My body did, however, want an earlier lunch than normal and found that greens sounded awesome. I see progress here, which will continue to propel me forward. This 8 months or so on/off No S has truly been changing my mind set and I am grateful for that.

Thanks Linda and CG, it is all so clear to me now that food remains a comfort to me when I'm having emotional AND physical pain. While I made the connection somewhat last night, I couldn't overcome the urge to binge this time because of the physical pain, I suppose. I wasn't nice to myself about it either as I thought about it all night before I went to bed. It's almost masochistic in a way that is scary. Today I'm feeling better since I didn't continue to punish myself about it, so again, that progress makes me feel better.

Today is another day! And, S days start tomorrow!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

26: S Day

B- coffee with cream and sugar; sausage, egg and cheese croissant; bowl of strawberries and cherries

L- 1/4 of a hummus, crackers and veggie appetizer. 2 cider beers, 3 glasses of red wine, cheese, crackers, pretzel chips, almonds, piece of salami, 1 piece of dark chocolate.

D- 1/2 cheeseburger, a few fries

Late nite snack: crackers, cheese, 1 piece of dark chocolate, 3/4 piece of chocolate chip cookie

45 minute walk at the Forest Preserve


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 27: S Day

B- coffee with cream and sugar

L- Sausage egg and cheese croissant, choc chip cookie, macaroni salad

D- Ruffles, pretzels and a small Reese's cup DQ Blizzard (yum)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of great insight into your eating worth it! It's so important to not try to make up for overindulgences. It really helps to break that binge/starve/binge cycle and I think that's one of the main differences with Nos. It's meant to be long term so one off day isn't going to matter in the big scheme of things. Knowing that you can just continue where you left off feels very calming & will make your binges feel less urgent (extreme) over time. Or at least that's kind of how it's worked for me!

Wine & cheese party sounds wonderful!

Have a great day!

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It sounds like you made a real break through! Good job! Very Happy
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Worthit - I am so enjoying your posts and seeing your meal plans. It is encourating to sense your sincereity and your grasp of the No S program. I will be coming back to read your journey to be encouraged to stay on my own. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to Linda, CG and ckay for all of your encouragement and support. While the weight loss progress is slow right now, I have a feeling it will increase once I get all of these lessons under my belt. And if it doesn't, so be it. I simply prefer my "eating" life this way. It's all about trade-offs and No S is certainly worth it (pun intended) to be able to eat whatever on want (that fits on a plate) and having the control of knowing it's only 3x per day (with the exception of weekends).

Day 28: Success

B- coffee with cream and sugar

L- Salami sandwich on white bread, macaroni salad, cucumber spears, a few Ruffles

D- Pizza (plate piled high)

45 minute walk at Forest Preserve
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay-- I love that attitude!

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the attitude Smile

Also love the idea of a forest preserve. I hope it's as lovely as it sounds.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 29: Success (barely)

B- 1/2 of a small piece of quiche lorraine, bowl of fruit; coffee with cream and sugar

L- 1/2 salami sandwich on sourdough, small scoop of macaroni salad and a nice pile of asian ramen coleslaw (one of my faves!)

1 hour walk at the Forest Preserve

D- 6 oz filet mignon topped with mushrooms, 3/4 of dinner salad, small piece of bread, 1/2 baked potato. Went out for an early wedding anniversary dinner, because we had a chance for an evening alone. Everything was virtually plated (which is why I say that I barely succeeded). I definitely felt STUFFED after dinner... but that steak was worth it!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a yummy day--happy anniversary !
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Your dinner sounds lovely. Happy Anniversary!
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Happy Anniversary!

Dandelion wrote:
Also love the idea of a forest preserve. I hope it's as lovely as it sounds.


Actually I'm picturing a jam of forest berries, but that's just me...
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Happy Anniversary!
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Sounds totally worth it to me Smile Happy Anniversary!
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Day 30: Fail

B- egg, bacon and cheese bagel sandwich; coffee with cream and sugar

L- 1/2 of a Buffalo chicken salad

Fail- co-worker "forced" me to try a piece of Kohlrabi (a veggie I've never tried before)... was crunchy and strange tasting.

D- OVERATE. Hadn't eaten for 9 hours. Came home ravenous and with a hunger headache.

Fail- a total WTH, but even after overeating, I had a brownie.

I feel yucky.

Overall, I realized there was a perfect storm that had me going back to my "default" behavior with overeating and a WTH attitude. Good news is that there was no binge (phew). Overly emotional day, had a hunger headache, too much time between meals. I need to formulate a plan to combat against days like these....

Tomorrow is another day.


Thanks to all for your well-wishes!!! I feel so lucky to have such an awesome husband- that I still love (and like) after all these years! It's been a great ride and I'm looking forward to many more years together!
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Month 2 Start!

Quick recap of month one recommitment to No-S- My observations:

-3 Fails. On my first 6 months of No S, I had 6 fails total, 4 of them were closer to the end of that time. I'm sure this had to do with near perfect compliance during the "honeymoon" phase of being on No S, and then the lack of weight loss after that period of time discouraged me, so I had 4 failed days towards the end. I choose to actually see these 3 current fails as positive because I'm not looking through rose-colored glasses at this process anymore and know that I'm human and will mess up. Although my weight loss is slow (maybe even none) at this point, I don't want to trade the way I get to eat for more weight loss.

-Only 1 binge! What a great accomplishment for me. I'm taking this to mean that I'm becoming more moderate. And, the binge DIDN'T happen on the weekend like they would during my first time on No S (I binged almost every weekend). I think this time around, I just really like how I feel when I at 3 meals a day, so I naturally continue to do that on weekends and then "pepper in" my sweets. I hope that this new found moderation will eventually lead to weight loss in the future, but only time will tell.

- It's been eye-opening keeping this thread. I love how auto describes it as a diary- I think she is totally right. Some eating patterns have now become crystal clear. It's even better to be able to review these patterns over the passage of time. I get such a feeling of confidence knowing that even if I my plates are overfilled for a few (or even several) days, I won't gain weight (at least according to how my clothes fit). This is such a win for me and takes away a lot of trepidation about eating. It's actually been a foundation for me to start making peace with food again- and actually ENJOY it. Which leads me to my last observation....

- I am starting to LOVE my food again. Not worrying at all about calories, carbs, points, etc. In fact, on the only time I'm not enjoying my food is when I stuff myself or eat too fast because I'm not actually tasting it! Duh. It used to be that I didn't love my food because it was some low-fat, low-carb, or "healthier" version of the real thing-so thankfully I don't have to do that anymore (phew).

Good stuff. Ok, back to posting.

Week 5, Thursday: Success
B- coffee with cream and sugar; sourdough toast with butter and 2 scrambled eggs.

L- (Will be) Salami sandwich on sourdough, Doritos

D- Hot dogs, chips, last of the macaroni salad

45 mins walk at the Forest Preserve
Totally exhausted today. It was a struggle for success.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay! Great observations & tremendous progress!

Learning to love food again is huge. We are wired to love food because of the effect it has on our survival and all that so when food & eating are no longer joyful, you know something has gone very wrong.

Keep up the good work.

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Happy belated anniversary and I love your "recap"! Yep, I love recaps! Smile

You're right. It's good stuff. Even the bad stuff is part of our journey, and I truly believe that posting here has helped many of us start to see our trials as experiences that grow us into more compassionate, productive, and joyful people.
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Auto/Linda- thanks so much for your comments and support...

I write this morning with my tail between my legs. I almost didn't post because of my embarrassment because of my wonderful recap yesterday. But hey, this is my diary and my learning experience and the bad stuff needs to be documented.

So, I weighed myself this morning. I am 2 lbs more than the last time I weighed myself, which was about week before I re-started No S again(about 6-7 weeks ago). I knew I shouldn't have for various reasons (water retention, tummy troubles, etc.) but I did it anyway. Apparently this set me off, especially since I was feeling like I was in a good place with my eating. I'm noticing a (BAD) pattern that whenever I'm making marked progress in this area (and announce it to the whole world) I seem to try to mess it up... like I did today.

Week 5, Friday: FAIL

Went for a 40 min walk this morning and then planned to come home and have some bran cereal to help regulate myself. Instead...

B- I saw my kids chips sitting there from this morning before school (yes, he wanted chips for breakfast). I proceeded to eat the rest of them. I then proceeded to eat more, then moved onto other things (1/2 sandwich, cereal, oreos)... into a full out binge. I guess my "weight gain" bothered me more than I thought.

L- none (tummy hurt bad)

D- grilled chicken salad

Analysis:
The thoughts during my walk were about how I could restrict myself within the confines of No S so I could lose weight. Psychologically, I suppose I didn't want to be restricted and therefore struck back, rather quickly, through eating. Wow, I have quite a strong will!

Ok, will try and not to make the rest of the day a What the Heck situation. I feel yucky, yet again.

I will need to think about how I can reduce my risk for these types of situation in the future. The easy answer is not to think about restricting myself anymore, and perhaps not to weigh myself. Is that realistic for me? Will continue to think about it.


EDIT: After thinking about this last binge, I had another epiphany- I was going out of town this weekend with my DH and son, FIL and MIL. Now, I love my MIL, but she has major issues with food (she only eats, maybe, once a day- some days not all all. And when she does eat, it is only LC). I think I get really nervous around her because in the past, she has made small judgements and comments about what I eat (i.e. you should watch your carbs, etc.). In all fairness, I was probably on a LC diet at the time, but thinking back on it still makes me feel controlled (and judged). Perhaps I ate all this food during my binge because I knew I wouldn't "get" to eat all weekend while being with her. I realize that at some point I'm going to have to address it, but for now, I choose to avoid the food topic with her.


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Week 5, Saturday: S Day

New day today.

B- coffee with cream and sugar; small piece of raspberry Danish with a handful of cashews

L- ham sandwich, chips and dip

Snack- mocha and small piece of home made carrot cake

D- cheeseburger and spinach salad

2 glasses of Pinot noir


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Well, now you know a little more about your self-sabotage tendency. I think your attitude about it is important: no self-condemnation, since that only encourages the negative thoughts. Oolala talks about "calm curiosity" when we see these disturbing self-sabotages. In the end, it was a red day. That's not such a big deal. We all have them now and then.

And definitely don't feel embarrassed about having a happy post (your recap) followed by one where you had a fail. Normal. Human. And if we really use this as a journal, ups and downs are to-be-expected.

Whether or not to weigh is a big question for people on these check-in threads, that's for sure. I personally think some kind of regular statistic-keeping is important for me. I wear somewhat loose clothes, so I can't really gauge my weight as some women do by their clothes. I think there's actually an argument for weighing every day (rather than every week/month/quarter): it desensitizes us to slight fluctuations, and give us an accurate trend over time. That said, it's a tricky one and definitely mull it over and then do what works best for you.

I'm sorry to ask questions that you've probably already answered.... but depending on how much weight you have to lose and how tall you are??...., you might not lose much on NoS--and weight loss may be excruciatingly slow. That said, what you lose slowly stays off by just following sustainable NoS.

As far as further restrictions beyond Vanilla, I'm a proponent for keeping it simple for simply as long as you can. Like 6 months, if you think you could hold out that long. Maybe have an ejection point for if you gain more than a certain amount of pounds (maybe 7?), but other than that, just keep truckin' along and see how far Vanilla can get you in 6 months.

Another lesson I've learned from Oolala is... what else would I try? And if I bail on NoS to try WW or other rapid-loss methods, then come BACK to NoS in 6 months.....sheesh, how frustrating.

My goodness I am babbling. Summary: pick a time commitment to just do Vanilla and then calmly reassess once you complete that time commitment.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Auto,

Thanks so much for your post. Truly encouraging words and excellent suggestions. I especially like the ones about weighing frequently or even everyday to desensitize myself about my weight. I also like the thought about setting a limit on weight gain. We don't hear much about that on this board. I will noodle all of this.

To answer your question, I am tall (5'10)so perhaps that's a reason for some of this, and i have about 30-35lbs to lose to get into a normal BMI range.

I will think about your suggestions and keep on stepping one foot in front of the other for now.

Thank you and have a great weekend!

P.s. Today has been way better...so far.
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This is all so familiar to me. The reason I failed so spectacularly the past few weeks was totally and completely due to thoughts of restricting. All I have to do is think about it and I start to eat. I haven't really binged in years, and then I read posts about bite counting and next thing you know, I binged. Didn't figure it out immediately. Tried again. Binge.

It didn't end there. My husband booked our vacation - on the beach. Thoughts of me on the beach. Like this. Next thing you know, I"m halfway through a bag of Salt and Vinegar Chips. And I don't even like chips all that much.

Weighing doesn't desensitize me. I wish it did. I have managed to get around it by weighing in the afternoon or after breakfast so that it's just a ballpark number. I can't see the daily fluctuations, but I can see that I'm not gaining horribly, which is a fear in the early NoS days.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can certainly relate to you, as far as self sabotage goes. I will confess I did that myself the past couple of days, for various reasons. I agree with Auto one hundred percent. I think giving Vanilla a certain amount of time and then reassessing is a great idea.
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Hang in there worth it! It might be that the 5 failures pushed you up a bit temporarily but that will pass.

I always weigh more after/during weekends so wouldn't weigh myself then anyways hun!

Also, look at your great post and all of the other benefits you got. Seems worth it to me (pun intended).
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All, thanks to all for your suggestions, support and kind words. After 2 S-days that were, once again, relatively normal, I'm feeling better about staying on the plan. I keep thinking about the original intent of No S and how it sometimes turns into psychological warfare for me. Not because of Reinhard and his plan, but because of me and my acquired eating issues.

I continue to plug away again today, and will again set a 6 month goal. I will also weigh myself each day, and I'll think I'll do it in the evening so I can feel like it's close, but not exact. Gulp. We'll see how this goes, and even if I can remember to do it!

Week 5, Sunday: S Day

B- Coffee with cream and sugar

Snack- chocolate iced donut

D-grilled chicken with a strawberry spinach salad.

Evening sweet- Small Oreo Blizzard

Week 6, Monday: Success so far

B- 1/2 Bacon and cheese omelette with a few bites of hash browns; coffee with cream and sugar

L- bowl of fruit, salt and vinegar chips and 1/2 ham sandwich.

D- Homemade meatloaf and mashed potatoes


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't weigh for the first 10 months of NoS and mostly focused on habit. Now my plan is to weigh three days in a row 1x/month and take the average for my monthly weigh in. If I don't lose at least 1 lb/mos, I'm planning on making one small change like cutting down my beverages.

Weighing everyday is a little too often for me but I could see the value in desensitization.

Let us know how it goes!

Linda
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Week 6, Tuesday: Success so far

B- Bran cereal; coffee with cream and sugar

L- 1/3 of a Cobb salad

D- (to be) Bacon cheeseburger with french fries

So, isn't it ironic... I weighed myself today (midday) and the 2 lbs have magically disappeared. Even after lots of food last night for dinner. All that self-imposed drama for nothing- Sigh.

As a result, I'm still considering the weighing everyday thing. I think that my problem is going to be that I simply forget to weigh enough in order for me to desensitize myself (I forgot the day I made the decision to start everyday weighing). Just need to let it play out for a few days and see what happens.

Linda, thanks for the thought about the 3x per week and average- that could help with concerns in minor fluctuations, just wonder if I could be consistent and remember to do that too. ugh. Again, I like your moderate attitude about cutting down on beverages if you find the scale not budging. I think auto mentioned oolala's "calm curiosity" about her eating habits and I imagine you have that. I want to have it too and when I think about Reinhard's original intent for this program, I imagine it was more along those lines... cutting down, vs. cutting something entirely out.

We'll see- only time will tell. I will keep plugging away!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The decision about how often to weigh is a tough one. I know I need to weigh fairly often, or I get too complacent in my eating, but I will confess I weigh myself multiple times a day (which I know is pointless, so I need to stop doing it). I think my personal goal will be to get to where I weigh myself 3 times a week, and only once a day.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to do that too heather!

Worth it, since I'm a list maker I've written about 13 small changes I'm willing to make for the months I don't lose. After that I guess I'll just have to fully accept my weight because there's only so much of my life I'm willing to alter in order to achieve some number on a scale.

God knows I've gone down that other extreme path before and trust me it leads to nowhere good (as I'm sure you know!)

Linda
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been a busy few days! (Can't wait until the wedding that I'm in is over this weekend!)

Week 6, Wednesday: Success

B- Sausage and cheese on an English muffin; coffee with cream and sugar

L- Salami on sourdough, handful of salt and vinegar chips, fruit salad

D- Lean Cuisine chicken parmigana, green organic salad, piece of sourdough "garlic" toast

Linda,

Another great idea about your list of 13 things. I think it's good to get those down on paper simply because I think if I reviewed them often, it would give me hope and remind me of what I would be willing to do to get the scale moving...and maybe then I would actually do it! The simple answer is to just eat less, but it's easier said than done for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Week 6, Thursday: Success

B- Sausage, egg and cheese on a croissant; coffee with cream and sugar

L- 1/2 Salami sandwich on sourdough, handful of salt and vinegar potato chips, asian coleslaw

D- Hot dogs with corn-on-the-cob (with butter), watermelon

45 minute walk at the Forest Preserve

Today was HARD to stay on plan... but I did it! yay!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good for green! Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why thanks, auto!

Week 6, Friday: NWS Day

B- 2 eggs, 1 piece of buttered sourdough toast, 1 and 1/2 piece of bacon (left some on the plate!); coffee with cream and sugar

Chased my kid around at the park for 1 hour

L- 1/2 salami sandwich, a few potato chips with french onion dip, a small amount of asian coleslaw, a handful of skittles and a square of chocolate

D- 1 piece of deep dish pizza, a little salad

Dessert- Small DQ blizzard!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Week 6, Saturday: S Day

B- coffee with cream and sugar

L- Jimmy Johns ham sandwich, mimosa

D- filet mignon, veggies, a one bite of mashed potato

Piece of red velvet cake

4-5 Vodka cranberries throughout the day at the wedding.

Sheesh, I hate how being overweight ruined my experience on this day. I felt uncomfortable in the bridesmaid dress, I hated feeling like I was on display, etc. I was not able to overcome the feeling of dread I had around this, but at least my husband was able to get me to have a good time after all of the "pomp" and tradition. I am so GLAD it's all over...until the pictures come in. Hope they are better than I'm expecting.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Week 6, Sunday: S Day

B- McD's sausage biscuit with cheese and a hashbrown; coffee with cream and sugar

Snack- 3 pieces of chocolate; bite of cookie cake with frosting

L- Italian Sausage with salad and broccoli

D- PB&J, chips

Snack- Cheese popcorn, cheese and crackers, brownie (yuck. Ate too much)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Week 7, Monday: Success so far

B- Coffee with cream and sugar

L- Chicken noodle soup with crusty french baguette

D- (Will be) 1/2 grilled chicken, 1/2 ribeye, a small scoop of mashed potatoes and salad

Cleaned the house for 2 hours


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worth it, I'm sure the pictures will turn out better than you think they will. I'm glad you were able to still have fun at the wedding.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Week 7, Tuesday: FAIL

B- coffee with cream and sugar

L- salami sandwich on a pretzel roll, ruffles, watermelon

D- (to be) BBQ ribs, homemade mac and cheese; salad

**UPDATE: Chocolate and Skittles

45 min walk at the Forest Preserve

Thanks CG... whether the pics are good or not, I'm sure they will be eye-opening for me!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Week 7, Wednesday: Success

B- Coffee with cream and sugar

L- Jimmy johns sub

D- Steak and chicken stir fry with Mushrooms and broccoli
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Week 7, Thursday: Success so far

B- Coffee with cream and sugar; 2 eggs, toast and fresh strawberries

L- Salami on a pretzel roll, watermelon, ruffles

D- (will be) beef and macaroni, salad

10 mins of weight training; 20 minute walk
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am back from my month and 1.5 weeks off of No S. I left this second time for the same reason as I did the first time- because I was so disheartened about my lack of overall weight loss (maybe even a slight gain) after 10 solid months of practicing (over 2 separate attempts). Basically, I "threw a fit".

In that time, I went on a fasting diet 3 days per week and lost about 6 lbs, but it was too hard to sustain for me. It basically sucked all the joy out of eating and left me frightened to eat anything at all. So, I'm back to No S after binging for 3 days in a row now, which will probably put me back to the weight I was when I started. How frustrating. If I think about it, binging is just as not-normal as controlling one's food intake based on "diet plan" rules. Sigh.

Re-start #3

B- Coffee with cream and equal; Smoked sausage sandwich, red cabbage salad

L- Overage/Binge: 3 pieces of thin crust pizza, bowl of cereal, ice cream bar, 2 vanilla oreos

D-Skillet beef and macaroni (only a little because I was still pretty full from my lunchtime binge)

I am looking forward to getting back on my bike with "training wheels" tomorrow. I won't have to worry about what I can and can't eat, and if I can eat at all...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wb worth it. Sounds like we were both taking time off for the same reasons. It really sucks that there's not a sane answer for this weight dilemma. I mean NoS is sane but as we both know, no guarantee of weight loss.

This time around I'm going to try adding more consistent exercising & try to watch my beverage intake. Some meals I will try to eat less or less dense foods but if I'm really craving something, I'm going to have it. Gotta love the flexibility of NoS at least.

Any thoughts on how you'll approach things this time around? Would love your thoughts since were both in a similar situation.

Anyway, good luck!

Linda
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9/17-177 lbs;
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linda,

Thank you for checking in. I just caught up with your thread- I just want to say I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL!

I have racked my brain to try and figure out what is up with me. I have decided that while I find comfort in the boundaries of No S, I tend to push them, which has equaled no weight loss for me. For instance- plates piled high, when I could easily get by on less food...Or eating just because I can eat a meal, even if I'm not necessarily hungry. I think that perhaps I just needed to do this (or maybe even still do) to make sure that the boundaries are still "sound". Either way, I hope that when I get done testing them like a toddler (which I hope is soon), it will result in less drama around eating in general- and eventually will lead to weight loss. If I'm being honest, I really do want to lose weight, to get some of my confidence back- but I'm now just absorbing just how long it may take...

In the meantime, the one change that comes to mind is for me to find a way to SAVOR (eventually most of) my meals. Last week, I went out for sushi at lunch and I'm still thinking about that meal because it was a moment where I ate exactly what I wanted and what I was hungry for. I noticed that during the meal, I truly relished my food and was able to eat to satisfaction without even thinking about it. This is so profound to me and I think that if I could do this for most of my meals, I'm sure I would lose weight effortlessly. Since I know that my work locations, lack of time, family commitments, LIFE, etc. will not allow me pick the perfect restaraunt to eat every meal at, I'm thinking that if I could do it for even 25% of the time, it would be a great start. The first step for me will be to not be such a "planner" about all of my meals and I'm going to start with my lunches first.

Sorry for the long response, but your question really sparked something in me. Thank you for continuing to be someone to look up to in this process!

May our journeys get easier on No S...

Cheers!

Wednesday, Week?? (will reassess on Monday)
B- Egg McMuffin; coffee with cream and sugar

L- Peanut butter and honey toast; single serve bag of chips; mixed fresh fruit cup

D- Chicken sandwich; fries


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thursday, Week ?

B- Egg Mcmuffin and coffee with cream and sugar

L- personal pizza with fruit

D- smoked sausage sandwich; watermelon; cheddar cheese and crackers; a few potato chips

Was starving in between my meals today. Hmmm.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love that you're realizing the importance of the pleasure factor in your quest to make NoS work for you. I know what you mean about pushing those boundaries. I'm really trying to follow the rules to the letter this time which means less sugary beverages and being less of an idiot on the weekends.

Glad to see you back. We can do this!

Linda
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3/15- 202 lbs;
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Friday, Week ??

B- Coffee with cream and sugar; mushroom and cheese omelette with sourdough toast

L- n/a

D- (will be) Sweet and sour chicken; wonton soup

45 minute walk in the forest preserve with my dad (he's in town visiting).

Late breakfast so I skipped lunch because, let's face it, I'm really not that hungry for it.


Linda,

Thank you for continuing to cheer for me- I continue to wholeheartedly cheer for you too!!!

I know what you mean by being less of an idiot on the weekends, and I will say that thankfully they had begun to slow down for me towards the end of this last No S stint. We'll see how this weekend goes, but I hope that they will continue to stay not so "wild". I hope they will get that way for you too!

I think cutting down the sugary drinks is a great idea too- again, I think everything is fine in moderation, so enjoying them once in a while will probably help.


We CAN and WILL do this. We just need some momentum, and hopefully these changes will spark us on!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saturday, Week ???

B- Piece of cheese pastry; coffee with cream and sugar

L- Samples at Costco (yum!)

D- Organic Veggie with cheese burger on sourdough; organic tortilla chips with guac; organic apple slices (thanks Costco!)

Dessert: Dove Dark Chocoate Bar (sooooo good!)

Ran around with my kid at the park for an hour

I'm noticing something right away. Since I'm able to have coffee with cream and sugar every day again (no fake sugar on certain diet days), I'm using less sugar in my coffee. Interesting.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sunday, Week ???

B- Everything bagel with whipped cream cheese and butter; coffee with cream and sugar

L- A few shrimp, chicken, a small scoop of rice and grilled asparagus

Snack: Dove ice cream bar; a few bites of homemade yellow cake with choc frosting

D- Salami sandwich, chips and guac, handful of pretzel chips

20 min walk

Ok day today, but I wasn't hungry for dinner and ate it anyway. Oh well. Will not think about it anymore- especially since it's an S day.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monday, Week 2 (third restart), Success (it was HARD)

B- coffee with cream and sugar; 2 overeasy eggs with buttered sourdough toast

L- jimmy johns sub

D- (updated) Organic veggie burger with cheese (no bun); tortilla chips with salsa con queso, a few potato chips and dip

I notice that I am STARVING today between meals. Instead of a milky drink, I feel like white knuckling my way through it today.

I notice that if I eat lots of junk the day before (like yesterday), I am always really hungry the day after. At least my dinner, whatever it may be, will taste amazing...

Update- my dinner wasn't that amazing. I didn't have time to cook so we had a "whatever" night. While I stayed green, it was hard and I had to have a decaf after because my dinner was so unsatisfying to me-what a strong urge/feeling I have around this. If I don't enjoy my meal, I want to eat more to find something that will have satisfied me. Decaf had to do this evening. I remember this and will plan better next time.


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