20 and counting

(New!) Read (or post) about people who have stuck with No-S for 10 or more months, lost 10 or more pounds, or 10 or more percent for their starting weight. Periodic updates strongly encouraged -- you can think of it as "Yearly Check In."

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Ffwl
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20 and counting

Post by Ffwl » Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:35 pm

I rarely weight myself but yesterday I did and I realised that in the past 2 years I have steadily lost 20 pounds. This means that my BMI has dropped from 34.5 (ish) to 30.8; I have gone from well into the 'obese' section to just above 'overweight'.

Over the past year I have mainly stuck to NoS. Other than the weekend I tend to think of S events rather than S days; just because I am going out for a special meal in the evening does not mean I get to eat what I want all day. My one non-vanilla item is that if I am hungry before bed I can have a small amount to eat for supper (I live in Yorkshire, supper is a thing there). Other than that I am pretty happy with vanilla NoS.

Very occasionally I will decide on the spur of the moment that an event is NoS but usually it is decided well ahead of time.

RAWCOOKIE
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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:44 am

CONGRATULATIONS!

That's a real good example of 'slow and steady wins the race' - many, many congratulations on building your consistency of habit!
I love Everyday Systems :3

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Post by gingerpie » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:17 am

And that's what I love about no-s, success can sneak up on you without you even paying that much attention. :wink: Our habits really do make us who were are . . . And not just dietary habits either. Congratulations on your quiet success.

Oh, and I love that you have "supper". It brings back memories of my aunt who used the term. Most folks around here don't really know what it is.

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Post by reinhard » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:22 pm

Congratulations! Slow and steady successes like this make me very happy.

Nice also to see how well No-S can be adapted for "localization!"

Best,

Reinhard

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Post by oolala53 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:52 am

Two years! Sounds like this marriage will last. And that you've had some fun!


Thanks for letting us know.
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.

vmsurbat
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Post by vmsurbat » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:01 am

Rejoicing with you! :D :D :D
Vicki in MNE
7! Yrs. with Vanilla NoS, down 55+lb, happily maintaining and still loving it!

Nothn4me
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Awesome!

Post by Nothn4me » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:37 pm

:D Thank you for sharing.

I am starting to see how slow and steady wins the race. I found NoS in September, and started with one NoS guideline at a time. Just this month I began following all 3 guidelines and so far so good. I really feel as if I can make this a lifestyle and your story helps with that thought!

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Post by reinhard » Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:33 pm

Welcome, Nothn4me!

I like your prudent, gradual approach. It bodes well for your No-S future!

Reinhard

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Post by oolala53 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:44 pm

Welcome here, too! I've told people your approach can work, though it wasn't what I did. I can imagine for some people, it would be much more humane, as long as they didn't give up early. Thank you for letting us know.
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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