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Staff Assistant III



Joined: 10 Jan 2019
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:54 pm    Post subject: Staff Assistant III Reply with quote

Hi!

I started yesterday after reading the book in about a day and a half. I heard about NoS from someone on an intermittent fasting Facebook group who mentioned it every time someone asked if it was okay for kids to fast.
So nutshell: 58, female, married with 4 kids, 3 on their own and one in college ( lives at school). Married to an awesome man who has never ever once mentioned my weight whether I was 112 or 150.
Diets: in no particular order....calorie counting, low carb, carnivore, Paleo, primal, and most recently a six month stretch of intermittent fasting. IF “worked” in the sense that I lost weight and am a normal BMI but I could never find a window that worked for my preference to eat early in the day and having and cooking dinner with my husband.
I am using the HabitCal to track but really want to keep it simple. I’ve read through a lot of threads today ( freakin cold outside!) and this feels like a nice place to hang out.

Also: yesterday N day SUCCESS!
Today S day


Thanks for having me!

Laura
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sharon227



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Laura! Welcome! I hope you find NoS a great fit for you for a new lifestyle. Look forward to reading about your journey.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Laura. Hope you find a meal schedule that suits you.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome! Smile Cute username.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Smile

Jx
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome! I was 56 when I started seriously. That was nine years ago. So glad I finally found it!

BTW, no one can make you eat three meals. Wink Valter Longo, an researcher on aging and modified fasting likes a 12-hour window. He skips lunch.

You'll find your rhythm.
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Staff Assistant III



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!

For now, I just want to establish three normal sized meals with no snacking. I did find that on my first day I caught myself a few times waiting to eat some nuts or something small between lunch and dinner. I often wander through the halls at my office to see if there is anything tasty lying out.
With IF I felt free to eat if my “window” was open. I waited til noon to eat or drink anything besides black coffee 🥺 or water and even after a decent lunch I’d get hungry. I don’t get home til about 6 so dinner wasn’t til at least 7. I think eating breakfast will help. I don’t eat a huge dinner but the times I’ve cooked for my husband and then packed the leftovers,because I had closed my window, I sometimes felt resentful.
I also found myself caught in the perfectionism that inevitably occurs . That’s on me, I know.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope you have a great S Day! And tomorrow, great success at not roving the halls looking for snacks (I think we all know that very easy tendency). Eventually you just don't even consider food as an option if it's not mealtime. That's such a freeing feeling.
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Staff Assistant III



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

automatedeating wrote:
I hope you have a great S Day! And tomorrow, great success at not roving the halls looking for snacks (I think we all know that very easy tendency). Eventually you just don't even consider food as an option if it's not mealtime. That's such a freeing feeling.


Thanks! I may even pack my breakfast (oatmeal , fruit, a boiled egg or two) to eat at work since I leave the house at 7:30. This means I can eat lunch around 1 and then dinner by 7. I have never had a problem with eating after dinner. While I never thought of my eating as “ seconds” meaning I don’t go refill my plate, I am sure I will have to watch portion size.
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Staff Assistant III



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So two S days in a row ...I will be glad to get a little structure tomorrow. I made some delicious pecan shortbread bars yesterday but had quite a few already and my husband will finish them off.
I had a glass of Prosecco ( my new favorite wine; used to be mainly into reds but have lost my taste for them) tonight but think I’ll call alcohol an S for me.
Got my meals all planned out for tomorrow at work. Wish me luck!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:44 am    Post subject: Green Day Reply with quote

Really easy day!

B oatmeal w a few walnuts,two clementines , 2 coffee

L lemon chicken orzo soup, a few triscuits

D meatballs with rice, one slice sourdough

I was most surprised that I was fine waiting til 7 to eat. Before NoS I would eat lunch, forage at work for a snack and then be ravenous as soon as I got home at 6. Before NoS I was not eating breakfast since I was doing 16/8 IF. I think I like this better!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Posting mid day just so I don’t forget about staying to my plan:

B oatmeal, an apple with peanut butter, 2 coffees

L chicken wings, two clementines

AND THEN I RAN INTO AVAILABLE FOOD!

I work in a large office with 97% nurturing nurses. There’s always treats around, free to whoever wants them. Today it was bagels and cream cheese left from an earlier meeting. Really good bagels, even if we aren’t allowed a toaster.

So...I rationalized that since I only ate 5 wings, this half bagel would have fit just fine on my virtual plate. I ate it with cream cheese and then felt kind of guilty. I’m not overly full but I can’t say I was hungry, either. I am not beating myself up ( I rarely do that lol) but I would like to stick with my planned food.

D will be one of my meal kits...I will decide when I open the box later. This is a totally new thing for me and dh.
ETA it was crispy chicken cutlet with Caesar salad. Quite good.


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ladybird30



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is something you might like to think about - if you had had a bigger lunch, would the available food have been less tempting. Was your lunch truly satisfying, or were you really thinking that it wasn't quite enough when you finished.

If the answer to these questions is yes, I had quite enough for lunch, then at least that is not your problem here. If, on the other hand ......
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you are right! I packed what we had left from Sunday lunch but would have liked a few more. I know better than to try and make this a diet so I guess I need to make sure I have a full plate at lunch. At dinner I am really not all that hungry but like to eat with my husband.

Thanks for stopping in, ladybird 😁
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eventually you just don't even consider food as an option if it's not mealtime. That's such a freeing feeling.
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Welcome Laura, good luck with your No S journey.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys!

Today went well! GREEN

B scrambled eggs and toast, coffee

L spicy meatballs and rice, two clementines

D rigatoni , toast

I waited til about 1:30 to eat lunch and it wasn’t difficult as I was really busy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If whether you eat snacks or not depends on how good the available food is and how much you ate at lunch then you are back to using "bandwidth" and bargaining and that doesn't fit with the concept of systematic moderation. It's ideal if you can take that mental energy out of the mix.

It's good not to feel guilty afterwards. It's more effective to feel it beforehand!

Wink

You'll find your rhythm.
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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)
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Staff Assistant III



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point oolala

Good day so far...I didn’t eat enough breakfast but am going out to lunch around noon so I’ll be okay. Dinner already planned. I started using the Dinnerly meal kits and I have to say they are pretty good.

I plan on baking some delicious cookie bars on Saturday morning so I can enjoy them on my S days, if I want to. Last night my husband actually tossed the remaining pecan shortbread I made last Saturday. Yay us, that really never happens. He isn’t doing NoS exactly but his habits have evolved for the better since he’s gotten older.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First week done!

Overall I am pretty happy. Yesterday started off rough since I woke up at 2:30 and couldn’t get back to sleep. So my breakfast was spread over about 3 hours although it wasn’t more than a plateful. The rest of the day went fine and I was 💤 by about 8:30.

I am a daily weigher with weekly averaging and I am unchanged this week which is okay by me.

Today I am making Millionaires Shortbread. I plan on having some both days and then I am sure my husband will finish it off after that. We are expecting snow and extreme cold so I already shopped for food for a few days. I want to sit my by fire and read and finish the last season of British Bake-off.

Hope everyone has a nice weekend.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great first week. I’m curious. Were you hungry when you woke up early?

Enjoy your baking!
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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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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a really nice week and your restful plans for the weekend sound rejuvenating.
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Staff Assistant III



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oolala53 wrote:
A great first week. I’m curious. Were you hungry when you woke up early?

Enjoy your baking!


I wasn’t hungry at first but by 5:30 am yes. I ate some toast and a clementine and then picked up some rare London broil when I was at Wegmans .i think lack of sleep was stressful but I did t eat more than usual, just my timing was a little off.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GREEN DAY

I enjoyed the hell out of my S days. I had Prosecco on Friday and Saturday and many many millionaires shortbread bars Sat and Sun. I grazed a lot yesterday too.

Win: I did not even look at any snacks at work. It helped that I was slammed!

I did 23 minutes on the treadmill at lunchtime. Trying to get 20 minutes in 5 x week.!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you’re doing great, Laura!
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