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Fifth year

 
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DaveMc



Joined: 28 Jul 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:21 pm    Post subject: Fifth year Reply with quote

Hi all,

It's that time of year again: yesterday was my fifth NoS anniversary. If you'd like to see all my previous anniversary posts, here they are:

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=134926
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=122076
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=7816
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=6595

And the news is a little less bright, this year: I seem to have regained somewhere around 10 of the 20 pounds that I lost during the first year, alas. (I found this out by weighing myself a few times over the last month, something I don't normally do. It did rather vindicate my intuitive sense of what I weigh: I was fully expecting to see a higher number on the scale, just based on how my clothes are fitting and the expansion I can see with my own eyes.)

But I am difficult to daunt, and thus I remain undaunted. I haven't done anything particularly differently, over the past year, but I think that's the lesson I'm going to take from this: I'm five years older, now, and I may not be able to get away with exactly what used to work for maintenance, before. But what I'm not going to do is flee from NoS into the arms of some insane and unsustainable diet. NoS is the way I eat, and I have no plans to change that. What I need to do, I think, is pay just a bit more attention to what I'm eating. If I put just a smidgen less on each plate, and increase the fraction of fruits and veggies compared to other stuff, I suspect I'll gradually shrink back down again. It's not a race, so if it takes a year to lose those 10 pounds, that's fine. It took a year to gain them, after all.

I'll let you know how it goes, next year ... Smile
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vmsurbat



Joined: 19 Jul 2008
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Location: Montenegro

PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to hear from you, again, Dave. I definitely think there is something to the "5 Years Older" syndrome, (especially when added to the 50+ years in my case--details in my upcoming anniversary post. Wink )

And NoS is the PERFECT platform figuring out any needed, sanely sustainable tweaks (not mods). Your approach sounds perfect!

Congrats on another good year, and looking forward to hearing from you in 2015!
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ironchef



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Location: Australia

PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Dave! Love reading these long term testimonials, very encouraging!
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MerryKat



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Location: Sunny South Africa

PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on 5 years and on your sane approach to the creeping gain!
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reinhard
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave,

Congratulations on another year on habit and thank you for your honest reporting!

I'm confident, given your track record and practical, optimistic approach that you'll figure out whatever tweaks you need to make going forward.

Reinhard
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eschano



Joined: 18 Jul 2012
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dave! You know, a brilliant testimonial - very inspiring! After all, it's not always about the weight but actually about the system.
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oolala53



Joined: 06 Oct 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear from you. Year 5 is a little shakier than I expected, but I too am hanging in there. Hope springs eternal that the last few months will straighten out. In the mean time, No S is still the backbone of my eating, and I'm pleased with that. I'm on your team!
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