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Lizzy6



Joined: 25 Dec 2016
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Location: NC

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:42 pm    Post subject: Lizzy6 -Check In Reply with quote

I started a journal on Monday, but deleted it because I had second thoughts about this. Fear haunted me and I began to think that I couldn't do this. I thought it wouldn't work for me. I thought I needed something more restrictive to see results. This morning I argued with myself about all the times I have tried other things and couldn't stick with them.

I decided that I should give this a try before I say it doesn't work. So here I go again.

My goals:
1. Follow NO S
2. Walk 20 minutes per day
3. Turn off all electronic devices by 8:45 PM


I am currently 172.9 pounds at 5'1. Shocked


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Merry



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope you give it a good try. You can do this!
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"...slim cultures...value not overeating. They don't eat more of a food just because it's good. They enjoy the food more."--Oolala
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Lizzy6



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Merry!

My first week was rocky for sure. I had 2 green days and 3 red days. I hope next week will be better.
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Lizzy6



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Week 2

I started it off strong with 3 green days. Thursday and Friday were difficult, so I had to put red squares on my Habit Calendar.

I three green days for walking and all green days for PM Luddite.
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idontknow



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done - that's a good start and much better than not doing No S Very Happy
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MaggieMae



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey lizzy! Three green days in a row is great! I admire your ability to be a pm luddite. I think I would sleep better if I didn't check my phone right before trying to sleep. I think there's some scientific explanation about the light from the screen messes up our circadian rhythm. I need to work on that. Enjoy your s day!
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Lizzy6



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

idontknow wrote:
Well done - that's a good start and much better than not doing No S Very Happy


Yes, I agree! I am amazed I made it three days in a row.
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Lizzy6



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaggieMae wrote:
Hey lizzy! Three green days in a row is great! I admire your ability to be a pm luddite. I think I would sleep better if I didn't check my phone right before trying to sleep. I think there's some scientific explanation about the light from the screen messes up our circadian rhythm. I need to work on that. Enjoy your s day!


I have the cut off because I did read that the blue light disrupts our sleep and for me being on the internet is too stimulating. I do use my Kindle Fire to read a book because that is not overly stimulating, but it has blueshade feature that blocks the blue light. I wish I could make an earlier cutoff but sometimes it is necessary for me to do work related browsing at night (after the kiddos are in bed). But I make sure it is done before 8:45.
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Lizzy6



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am crawling back. Embarassed I had a diet-head moment and backslid on No S. Today, I realized that I felt so much freedom with No S. Tomorrow starts a new day.
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Lizzy6



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today is Monday (a great day to start) the 20th (a nice even number). I am going to try to get into the 21-Day Club.
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Lizzy6



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today was my first successful day this week. Finally!

1 down
20 to go
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heliz



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work!
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Bluebell



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Lizzy. I just wanted to pop into your thread to say welcome back to NoS! I have also been on many diets over the years, always hoping to find the magic cure and of course never doing so. NoS is my best option and it sounds like it is yours too. I find it helpful to ask myself what else would be sustainable for me in the long term (nothing!). Good luck Smile
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Lizzy6



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks heliz and Bluebell. Encouragement on this journey is needed often.

Sadly, I only had one successful day this past week, but someone suggested that maybe I should just add in an afternoon snack. I think I will have to do that, because it's by far the most difficult part of the day for me.
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oolala53



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's happening? If you are having trouble, let's do some "pre-diet" or "after slip-up" trouble shooting. Unless you have found something easier.
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Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but harder to maintain)
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Lizzy6



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oolala, I didn't find anything better. I am still struggling to make this work. *sigh* ...still feeling like a failure. But I am going to try again tomorrow.
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Lizzy6



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am renewing my mind again....*sigh * This time I think I will try logging my foods. I don't know if it will help, but I know some people swear by it. It seems kind of diet-like, but I will give it a go. What I will do is refrain from "health" labels and amounts such as 4 oz, organic, low-fat, etc. I want my mind to let go of attachments to those things as being healthier than others. I will just eat the things I like and that make my body feel good.

1. Vanilla No S
2. Walk 20 mins each day
3. No electronic devices after 9:00 PM

Here I go.
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Larkspur



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lizzy, did you try coffee with milk or (what I do) whole milk cocoa at four? I find it really helps getting me through until dinner. My uncomfortable times are 10:30-11 (bf is at 7) and sometimes around 4 pm, because I always ate at four when I got home from work. The after school time has been surprisingly better, but I still find it challenging in the morning. It's just an hour or so though.
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oolala53



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, when are the failures? What are you saying to yourself, even if only metaphorically?

For me, the failures are more about my motivation than anything. How much do I NOT enjoy it when I fail, I mean, physically? Why do I think this is my best bet? I never feel quite as good as when I'm sticking to it, and I don't think it's just because of the sense of control, although that's part of it. I'm ruined now. I would NOT enjoy going back to eating as much or as often as I used to.

Which doesn't mean I don't occasionally wish I could enjoy eating more and not feeling stuffed and cruddy.

What do you NOT like about your life when you're snacking, second-ing and eating sweets? What would you like to avoid by delaying S's until the weekend?

Maybe you DO like your life getting to eat on a whim, and you are asking too much of yourself. Maybe it's NOT worth it.

Allowing yourself to reflect on that may bring some clarity either way.
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Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 7 years & counting
Age 64
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 harder to maintain)
Dec/17 23.8

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.
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oolala53



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops, I guess I inundated you with too many questions... Shocked

Team 2017 would love to hear from you, rain or shine.
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Age 64
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 harder to maintain)
Dec/17 23.8

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.
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