Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:45 pm Post subject: Natalie's check in
Hello everyone! I just started no s on Sunday. I have a history of disordered eating and I am hoping this will give me some relief and freedom. Im trying not to obsess about my weight. I really don't want to gain anything, but I don't see how I won't. I have lost a lot of weight these last 2 years, and I weigh 125. I have already gained 10 pounds after a 27 day water fast. So I know I need something healthy and sustainable that won't make me crazy. I am 5 ft tall, so going over 129 would put me back into overweight again.
So, I started on Sunday and enjoyed a burger with fries for lunch. And saved my snacking for evening. And yesterday I did no s perfectly until I got really hungry in the evening and had cereal. But I read in the book to eat more during meals. But Im fearful that that would cause me to gain weight. I used to count calories, if I stopped counting I would gain. So Im trying not to freak out.
I don't know how to attach my color calendar thing to this.
But I will keep posted on my progress. _________________ “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.
Today has been another wonderful day!! Such freedom!!! Tuesday and Wednesday were both green, and today will be as well. I thought that since I've been eating more (more than my normal restriction dieting) that I would feel and look bigger, but Im down a pound and my face looks slimmer. I have no idea why, Im even eating more naughty carbs than normal! Naughty as in not Ezekiel bread, but a bagel here and there and rice, not naughty as in doughnut etc.
Yesterday I was thinking about what I have been craving lately so I can enjoy it on the weekend, but I couldn't think of anything that sounded good. I thought about icecream but it didn't sounds appealing. Maybe that's the psychological part working; only really wanting something when I can't have it!
I had more thoughts about all this, but I need to get to bed. _________________ “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.
Welcome to No S, I look forward to following your check ins.
I'm returning to No S after a while of having drifted away, and the reason I came back is that I was spending too much time thinking 'what should I do about my weight?' and 'how should I be tackling my weight?' on No S I just follow three simple rules and I can clear my brain to think about other things.
For me, I see a lot of truth in the idea that this way of eating is an old-fashioned way, how people ate before obesity became such a problem. I really see this in particular when I think of my grandmother who never snacked and only ate dessert at weekends.
I also like that this diet doesn't treat carbs as 'bad' when I think back 2 or 3 generations, they ate bread, potatoes, rice. Look at how slim people can be in Japan eating so much rice, or Italy eating so much bread and pasta. I think the manufactured snack food industry is more responsible for weight gain in society. _________________ I CAN do this.
Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:34 pm Post subject: 2nd week in
So far every day has been perfect except for one red day on my first weekday.
Easter candy has been calling to me, mostly yesterday, only a little today. I've kept myself busy so I don't feel tempted.
Today it kind of came to me; modifying no s with calorie counting. I don't want to wait until I've gained even more weight before I mod. And in going to start steering towards healthier foods. Not in a dieting way, but just in a wanting to be healthier way. Counting calories never really bugged me, im so used to doing it. Its like 2nd nature.
I've been reading a book called Love to Eat, Hate to Eat, and its helping me with my issues around food and body image.
Yesterday for dinner i had a salad, by choice! That might not seem like a big deal, but salad and other vegetables were only eaten while I was dieting. So I always considered it diet food. But yesterday I felt like I wanted to eat a little healthy. So im making some improvements in thinking about my health instead of weight loss. _________________ “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.
So far for breakfast im having 420 calories. I think my range is 1200-1500, so I will try and stay around the top end and see if that produces weight loss. If not I will decrease. _________________ “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.
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