Sanity at last

No Snacks, no sweets, no seconds. Except on Days that start with S. Too simple for you? Simple is why it works. Look here for questions, introductions, support, success stories.

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Storthian
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Sanity at last

Post by Storthian » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:50 pm

I am currently doing my first day of No S! Can't type very well because I also just did my first ever Shovelglove session and my arms feel a bit shaky!

Just wanted to say that I've browsed the site, read the book (yesterday) and am definitely having that 'Ummm, why didn't I think of that?' moment. It is very refreshing to read such (humorous) common sense after years of veering between low carb, low fat, low calorie nonsense. I am utterly sick and tired of thinking about my diet all the time. Looking forward to a green square on my calendar at the end of the day!

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Post by gingerpie » Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:33 pm

Welcome. This way of eating certainly helps eliminate to need to constantly think about what you are doing. (or not doing) Good luck to you on your journey.

Storthian
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Post by Storthian » Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:12 am

Thanks! It feels like a real light bulb moment. I managed to resist any tasting while helping my son make a chocolate cake yesterday, and that's unheard of! I just kept thinking 'I don't snack' and looking forward to my S days. I'm sure I'll slip up at some point, but so far so good.

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Post by eschano » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:27 am

Welcome! Sounds like a great start.
eschano - Vanilla rocks!

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Storthian
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Post by Storthian » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:37 am

Weeellll... you learn something new every day! I can't say I know a great deal about hardcore punk bands...

Day two going well. Does anyone else find that having a late lunch really helps? I'm hungry, but I know that if I have lunch early, my willpower might not be strong enough to resist a 4pm snack when the kids come home from school - especially as one of them will be bringing chocolate cake...

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Post by oolala53 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:05 pm

Welcome!

I'd say you didn't think of it because the idea that we should be able to eat whenever the whim strikes us is pretty ingrained! And there is food all over the place ready to be satisfy the urge.

But you're right that it really does make sense that no one starves eating three meals a day.

Not sure what you mean by a late lunch. I'm more affected by what I actually have to do between lunch and dinner than the time of my meals. If I have something very specific to do that is either pleasant or at least not onerous, I hardly think about snacking. Unfortunately, that doesn't happen often, but it's still worth sticking it out.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
Age 65
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Jan/12-26.8
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
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There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

Storthian
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Post by Storthian » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:10 pm

Thanks for the welcome! Well I'm usually at home at lunch time (I work very part time ) and I tend to have lunch as early as seems reasonable, so usually 12:00. But if I can hold out until 1:00 or 1:30 I find it much easier to get through to dinner time without being desperate for a snack. I'm making sure I have a pretty big lunch too (still one plate though!). Might be able to reduce portions a bit over time.

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Post by oolala53 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:29 pm

During the school year, our lunch (I'm a teacher) starts at 12:40 p.m., which is lucky; many schools break an hour earlier. Between sessions I aim for between 1 and 2. I still often get that antsy, snacky feeling, though. But I agree 1 is better.
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.

Storthian
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Post by Storthian » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:45 am

Well I've started my first S day with pancakes and actually didn't feel guilty at all! My only other planned indulgence is a slice of my son's chocolate cake later. I expect the rest of the day will be much like an N day. I'll see how it goes...

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Post by osoniye » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:56 am

That sounds like a really good S day, Storthian... a special meal and a planned treat. Hope it goes well and you enjoy the weekend/S days!
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Storthian
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Post by Storthian » Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:25 am

Thanks! Normally I would feel a bit guilty having pancakes for breakfast, but I didn't at all. It's very liberating!

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Post by mitchelll » Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:31 pm

snacking between lunch and dinner was my most difficult habit to break. I did find that eating breakfast as last as possible and pushing lunch to 1 or 2 made a huge difference. that and having a hot beverage as my afternoon treat.

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Post by oolala53 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:03 pm

I started S days with pancakes for weeks! I'd been over it for a long time, but just had them today! Still love 'em.
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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