1 Year Check in

(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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1 Year Check in

Post by Jvcnm » Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:47 am

(I posted most of this in response to another post. Maybe it will help someone here).

I tried No S many times, but always fell off the wagon within a month. This past Jan, I started again but this time I tried having absolutely no (zero) S days. It's now Dec and I've lost 32 pounds.

I love the rhythm and consistency of 3 meals a day. I have always had a problem with sweets. Now I eat delicious, filling food. I don't force myself to eat veggies or protein or what have you - it seems like I'll have a high carb or low veg day (AKA "Beige 'n' Brown Foods" meals😀), and then a few days later I'll have the opposite. I used to think about my weight and fret about food many times a day. That has disappeared.

At first, I would pile my plate high at each meal. Over time, my plates became less mountainous. I didn't really notice it happening. If I'm hungry between meals, I'll drink milk or have a dairy-forward cup of tea.

I have no idea how many calories I eat a day, but it seems like a lot. I have butter and sourdough bread at most meals. I eat whatever I want as long as it's not sweet. I have noticed that I really dislike that "uncomfortably full" feeling now, so I try to avoid it.

I have gained and lost hundreds or maybe thousands of pounds in my life. I was put on my first diet when I was 8 years old. Since then, I've either been "on a diet " or "off the wagon". It sounds ridiculous when I write it, but I don't think I'm alone in my experience. Right now, I don't feel like I'm on a diet. I feel normal (even though eating 3 meals a day is not that normal these days).

In addition to the no s diet, I have been thinking more about "why" I ate so much and what triggers me. I attended some OA meetings and found them helpful in this.

I think my particular personality/history/physiology responds well to rigid habits when it comes to mealtimes and sweets. Though it may not for everyone, no s has changed my weight and my life for the better.

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1/2/20 - 182 lb
12/22/20 - 150 lb

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Re: 1 Year Check in

Post by Soprano » Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:02 am

So pleased to read your success story. Well done :)

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Re: 1 Year Check in

Post by automatedeating » Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:06 pm

Congratulations! Thank you for sharing this with us.
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Re: 1 Year Check in

Post by Whosonfirst » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:15 am

I'm a little late, but a big congrats to hear of your success.
Current weight(9/2020)-212 lbs.
Goal Weight- 205 lbs.
NoS Goal: >= 80% Success days

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Re: 1 Year Check in

Post by Sammybunny711 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:05 pm

Late to the congratulation party, but we'll done, you!! That's a tremendous accomplishment.
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Re: 1 Year Check in

Post by reinhard » Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:13 pm


I've been pretty much under water this year, but it's all that much more gratifying to see people posting here and on facebook even without my hovering.

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