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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:58 pm    Post subject: No S Catch Phrase Glossary (add yours!) Reply with quote

No S Catch Phrase Glossary?
As I have followed these topics, I've seen a lot of one-liners/zingers that cut straight to the heart of what we're trying to do. Of course the first is Reinhard's original simple and straightforward eating plan with its fourteen little words and his S day advice as below:

"The No S Diet:
* No Snacks
* No Sweets
* No Seconds
Except (sometimes) on days that start with 'S' "


And certainly, his to-the-point admonishment about S days:
"Don't Be An Idiot"

However, I've seen a lot of other short but sweet zingers that address a specific issue or otherwise make a great point--in a nutshell.

When I read cfrbdm's daily check in page today I saw yet another one that is certainly good advice and food (ooh. . .) for thought:

"Enjoy without Excess"

So I tried to remember some of the others I've read but my mind is blank and I'm only remembering a couple as posted below. To those of you who have referenced a good phrase or have coined a great little one-liner that perpetuates this thing we're doing, please post it in this thread and we could have a little "glossary" of phrases to refer to. Include the "author" if you know it. I'm guessing that a lot of phrases have been tossed around and we may not know who said it first. And I don't want to be accused of plagiarism!

I'm hoping to get a string of these phrases so that I can create a little document--maybe a screen saver with the quotes that randomly pop up or make some "business cards" that could be something to put by my computer at work to inspire me. Another thought would be to make a "pocketmod" of my favorites. I'm all about gimmicky reminders to help me stay focused. I already saved the red and black No S Logo as a pic and have it as my main screen on my cell phone. Every time I open the phone, I see it staring straight at me! And since I'm always on my cell, it's a great reminder!

"Three squares a day is the way." (Can't remember who said it but I like it!)

"We stop looking for the better diet and start looking for a better life." pangelsue

"Somehow I reached excess without ever noticing when I was passing through satisfaction." -- Ashleigh Brilliant (courtesy ThomsonsPier) I love this one!

"If hunger is not the problem, food is not the answer." (resting52)

So please feel free to add to this topic--perhaps making the Subject the phrase--no need to even explain it. Do give the source if you know it! Or if I have misrepresented a source here, please correct me!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:55 pm    Post subject: What was that quote. . .? Reply with quote

OK-so sometime in the last 24 hours, I could have sworn I saw a great little line that encapulated the idea of "the easiest way to work off that indulgence (or something like that?) is to not put it in your mouth to begin with."

I know that's not the right wording and I can't find it anywhere. Maybe it wasn't on these boards, but was in a link that someone posted? Anyway, if anyone remembers seeing this, please let me know where it was or what it said. It would be a good addition to my glossary I'm trying to put together!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't help you on the query, but I have a nomination. Smile

From the "Honesty required" thread.

Mark it and move on. (That's with regard to red days. Don't rationalize away, don't make bargains, just mark it and move on.)

Edited to add that vmsurbat first said it, though I've adopted it almost as a mantra!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one I came across in an article I read (ok, ok, it was a quote Corey Haim's trainer told him to help him lose like a hundred pounds. I read it in People Embarassed ) But I like it!

"Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels."
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:52 am    Post subject: Thanks for the additions! Reply with quote

That's a really good one. I think I've seen it before. . . now to remember that when I'm looking right at that last piece of key lime pie in the fridge--yes, my spouse has been at it again! But I had my share during the weekend so I'm hanging strong!

Thanks to you and KCCC for sharing.

When I get the chance I'm going to scour the website and/or book for more short but sweet little quips.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have heard the phrase "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." But that is not true for me. If I am looking at something delicious (usually it is sweet), sometimes I want it more than I want to be skinny. Much easier now to simply wait a few days until it is time for whatever!

Thompson's Pier said, "Somehow I reached excess without ever noticing when I was passing through satisfaction. -- Ashleigh Brilliant"
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:15 am    Post subject: another one Reply with quote

CrazyCatLady,

I did have that one in my earlier post. . . I really really like that one!


And I just re-read Joelle's post that cited:

"Remain calm and carry on."

I think that one will help when something stressful or unusual (doesn't even have to be STRESSFUL) happens at work and I see a colleague's big jar of snacksize candy bars. . . when did I ever have just one!?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:22 am    Post subject: Fence Reply with quote

Duh, I forgot to include:

"Fence around the Law"

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:38 pm    Post subject: Ideal Weight entry for the glossary Reply with quote

An obviously great entry for the glossary:

Regarding IDEAL WEIGHT. . .
Reinhard: I don't think there is much point in having an ideal weight. Have ideal behavior -- habits of moderate eating and exertion. Whatever you weigh then is ideal.

And the condensed version from No S Dieter:
"Ideal Behavior=Ideal Weight"

Love it!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:54 am    Post subject: Re: another one Reply with quote

LA_Loser wrote:
CrazyCatLady,

I did have that one in my earlier post. . . I really really like that one!



Embarassed Whoops!

How about the idea of having an
S event rather than an S day...so if there is a wedding shower in the evening, the bulk of the day is a normal N day, but at the shower you will have some punch or a slice of cake. Learning to enjoy occasional small indulgences is truly an art!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:17 am    Post subject: good idea Reply with quote

CrazyCatLady,
I'm thinking your idea here is similar to something I posted elsewhere. . .
I posted a longer version of the following on the Limiting Failure topic on July 13, then of course had to go back and reiterate to everyone that my goal was to still be true to strictly No S --but like your idea about the one exception for the day fits well with this. . . On my Strictly Speaking HabitCall, it would still be a RED day--but on the GREEN_Equals_Two_R_Less_S_Slips HabitCal, I would be able to track if it was a single slip or two rather than an all out crazy day!

These are the types of strategies that I could include in my addendum to my little document. . . not one-liners or zingers but food for thought. I've already added several other suggestions from other posters in that area as well.

From that post:
Quote:
I do want to have an honest record of my No S journey. Rather than do it on the daily check-ins. . .takes too long-I get so wordy (obviously!) and I don't have time to do that all the time! So I have made additional HabitCals. . . I created:

Strictly_Speaking_No_S--as per Reinhard's Fence Around the Law line of thought (I went back and copied my original NoSDiet Habitcal and deleted the original)

Not_an_Idiot_S_Day: Reserved for S days whether it's weekends of NWS days. . . to be able to track my habit of not going crazy on those days!

GREEN_Equals_Two_R_Less_S_Slips: My way of keeping track of little slips (ok-failures!) of the strictness of the diet--but so I can note whether this was a biggie or just one extra helping of one item and one healthy type snack, perhaps. . . I give myself a RED if my slip-ups were more massive!

At least by doing it by HabitCal, it's quick to record and a great visual version of my progress. And it tells a more complete story.


Thanks for the thought--hadn't even thought of adding that part!
Now that reminds me, I need to update my HabitCals--so later!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:47 pm    Post subject: quotes from Nagla929 Reply with quote

"stolen" from Nagla929's daily check-in. . . great additions to my list

You need to have a BE-DO-HAVE attitude. BE committed. DO what is necessary. HAVE what you want. (Dr. Phil)

You have two choices; make progress or make excuses.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:54 pm    Post subject: "stolen" from Shamrock Mommy Reply with quote

From Shamrock Mommy's signature. . .

*S's will not change my Emotions or Problems.

*Sometimes it's ok to be a little hungry.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks LA_Loser.

I'm glad that I could make a "contribution" to the list. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:19 pm    Post subject: Jedi Mind Trick quote! excellent Reply with quote

GratefulDeb's recent post stated:

"That feeling of hunger is the feeling of you burning fat" (Credit to JWL for Jedi Mind Trick!)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thread! Keep em coming.

At some point maybe I'll organize them into something more formal (or at least make it "sticky").

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:25 pm    Post subject: Excellent Reply with quote

Excellent. I was hoping for a Sticky to keep it near the top!

I'm creating a document as they're coming in so hopefully after we have a nice little set of quips and quotes I can do something really creative with it. . . but not today--got too much going on!

I'm sure there are several treasures that you've used along the way that I haven't noted yet.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From another link of mine:
Was reading THE book again and just thought it was funny that Reinard's name for excess attention diets is:

Substance Accounting Diet or S.A.D.

I know they always made ME sad. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:17 pm    Post subject: S.A.D. but true! Reply with quote

How could I have missed that one-I talk about it all the time! That's one of those treasures I mentioned that I'd probably overlooked!

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, it's sticky!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

..regards to actual weight:

"I want today's LOW to be tomorrow's HIGH"

...keep'on losing those l-b-s! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:08 am    Post subject: High/Low Reply with quote

That's a great one.

And woo-hoo--it's a sticky topic now, thanks to Reinhard!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:15 am    Post subject: Jack LaLanne's quote-the Kingdom Reply with quote

Wosnes quoted Jack LaLanne. . .

"Exercise is king, diet is queen and together they form a kingdom."
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:48 pm    Post subject: quotes from David Reply with quote

Noticed a couple of good quotes on David's check-in pages:

"Do not be mislead by nonsense. If your shooting form is good, accuracy will surely follow."

--Saito Chobo


and
Habit shapes desire. (found in David's posts so I don't know if it was original or if he got it from someone else.)

I certainly don't read carefully every one else's posts and will do so even less when school gets rolling again, so please, if anyone uses a great little line that speaks to our No S adventure, add it to the topic.

What a creative bunch we have here!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:38 pm    Post subject: An oldie but goodie Reply with quote

I heard this at Weight Watchers several years ago:

Am I hungry of do I just want to eat?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:43 pm    Post subject: OOPS Reply with quote

I meant:

Am I hungry OR do I just want to eat!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:10 pm    Post subject: Figured. . . Reply with quote

Yeah-I figured that's what you meant! I didn't even comment on it since the ever present teacher/editor in me tends to want to "fix" everything I see and I know that gets annoying!

That goes along with:

Am I HUNGRY or am I just BORED?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LA loser, thanks for this post! its been really helpful the past couple days!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:45 am    Post subject: Good to know! Reply with quote

Glad to hear this is helpful. I know I refer to it when I need a little mental magic to keep me on habit!

I'm still hoping to create a little booklet or power point or something to compile all these great lines. I'm really thinking along the line of a screensaver that will continuously scroll the different quotes. Ah, when I come up for air next, I'll work on that!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just have to add -

What's The Point?


that little 'slogan" has probably done more to help me stay green on my N days than any other, i.e. what is the point of eating this or that now when I can have it guilt free and ENJOY it on my S days Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
And finally, one Monday I woke up and said to myself that I just feel like I'm ready to let this excess weight go. Not "fight" to get rid of it, but just stop feeding and caring for all the excess weight.


This was from a post of CrazyCatLady's...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And this is from a post of Dawn's:

Quote:
It has taken me 6 months to realize that my goal isn't really to weight X amount of pounds by X date. My new goal is to not even know how much I weigh because I am happy with how I look, how I feel, and what I am doing to look and feel this way!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:43 am    Post subject: Avoiding temptation to be an idiot! Reply with quote

Another one I saw that should be added to this list. . . Joelle posted it originally.

"If I back into a pole, I'm not gonna say,'Oh well, the car is wrecked' and drive into a brick wall!"
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am Responsible for my Efforts, (Behaviors: food intake & exercise),
Not for my Results. (Outcomes: the timing of the numbers on the scales)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BrightAngel wrote:
I am Responsible for my Efforts, (Behaviors: food intake & exercise),
Not for my Results. (Outcomes: the timing of the numbers on the scales)

That is excellent Bright Angel, and so important to keep in mind.
How many of us have a hard time patting ourselves on the back for being great, if the scale doesn't show a loss???
If we really know we made our best effort, nothing can take that away and it deserves applauding regularly!

I also like the one about drivin into a pole and deciding to go crash into a brick wall.. That sounds like a pretty metaphorically apt description of the binge mentality.. funny and true.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing worthwhile is ever easy.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:25 pm    Post subject: Thanks for the additions! Reply with quote

Excellent new additions! Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

Just wanted to share my favourite eating catchphrases!

“No Snacks, No Sweets, No Seconds - Except (sometimes) on days that start with S” our fearless leader

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Michael Pollan

"Animals are my friends...I don't eat my friends." George Bernard Shaw

I'm also going to adopt:

"If hunger is not the problem, food is not the answer." (resting52)

I think I might print these out and stick them somewhere Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KCCC wrote:
Feeding myself better food on a regular basis has led to more trust in the future, on the deep emotional level that's just not amenable to reason.



This spoke to me! I used to think that saying yes to every whim or desire to eat was being nice to me. But really..."feeding myself better food on a regular basis"...that is a kindness! And yes, things are changing for me, "on the deep emotional level" as I keep working on building habits!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a quote from CrazyCatLady, explaining how she felt after deftly handling the food at a party:

"I did not feel stuffed, or deprived ... "

What a great line! It perfectly expresses my goal: to feel great after each meal, not too full, and not obsessing about something I wasn't "allowed" to have. Thank you, CCL, for a wonderfully motivating phrase!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:07 am    Post subject: freedom Reply with quote

I have to tell you how happy I am to have found you all and this diet!
Finally a system I can stick to! I actually feel FREE for the first time. I don't think "Oh I have to go on a diet tomorrow" and then end up eating all the stuff I think I can't have, today, before I have to diet tomorrow. Because I can eat whatever I want (except Ss) every day. Wow, talk about a pleasure. No more guilt and no more binge eating. I am discovering the joy of moderate eating.

I am really happy. And confident. I know I can do this. For me this is the most sensible thing going. Cut through so much of my food neurosis.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:56 pm    Post subject: Iggy's quote for today! Reply with quote

I'm adding Iggy's post from today:

Fantastic idea! It suggests a motto:
Quote:
"Success is my default mode."

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Quote:
Fall down seven times; get up eight.


I've noticed several other good one-liners in the last few weeks but was so crazy busy I didn't have time to update this list. Feel free to post any you've seen like the one I just posted. . . love this little zingers!

Happy S day everyone!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good reminder when I am struggling with waiting for an S-day for a treat:

"Self denial is a great sweetener of pleasure."
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
"Self denial is a great sweetener of pleasure."


Jammin Jan,

that is GREAT one! Would you mind if I use it as one of my blog entries?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is not original with me, so here is the source:

"The Prisoner, Dance of the Dead"
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that a book?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:09 pm    Post subject: Patrick McGoohan? Reply with quote

Let me guess---

Jammin' Jan, are you referencing the old TV series "The Prisoner" and one of its episodes? My hubby has long loved that old series created by and starring Patrick McGoohan that aired in 1967-68. I remember you commented in your daily check-in recently about enjoying watching it.

I think it's out on DVD now. Maybe I should put it on my holiday list! Thanks for this double reminder!

Boy, this is showing my age!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, the TV show. I am a huge fan!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to Reinhard for this one:


"A pizza box is not a plate."
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:02 pm    Post subject: more maxims Reply with quote

Hope I got the format right.

I don't know where I got it-maybe I made it up!- but I use

Enough is better than more than enough.

Also, from a time management book How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life (can't remember author)

Is this the best use of my time right now?

Lastly, for now, from Dr. Bernard Jensen


Chew your juice and drink your food. Just small enough to swallow is still not small enough.

This reminds me to take my time chewing and savoring my food, which has the added benefit of making it more digestible.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:04 pm    Post subject: too many moving parts Reply with quote

Sorry, don't know why the maxims didn't show up in red.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:19 pm    Post subject: New formatting for Oolala's quotes Reply with quote

Oolala53,
I redid the formatting for you. You can always look to see what it's going to look like by clicking preview before you submit. I've noticed if I set a phrase or line as a color, then change another word within that part to another color, the original colors remain instead. It is kind of tricky. . .but play with it a little and you'll get the hang of it.

These are great quotes. Thanks.

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Hope I got the format right.

I don't know where I got it-maybe I made it up!- but I use

Enough is better than more than enough.


Also, from a time management book How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life (can't remember author)

Is this the best use of my time right now?


Lastly, for now, from Dr. Bernard Jensen

Chew your juice and drink your food. Just small enough to swallow is still not small enough.

This reminds me to take my time chewing and savoring my food, which has the added benefit of making it more digestible.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Enough is as good as a feast"

From entire quote:
Here is enough, I am satisfied, said he.
For folk say, enough is as good as a feast.

1546 J. Heywood Dialogue of Proverbs ii . xi. M1
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:04 am    Post subject: one general, one food-focused Reply with quote

A couple more that speak to me:

also from nutritionist Bernard Jensen--
Eat when you have the keenest desire for the plainest food.

I don't think it means you have to eat plain food, but that you shouldn't be fooled by taste INSTEAD of hunger.

from Henry James on the art of writing, but seems to apply here--
Be generous, be delicate, and always pursue the prize.


And the prize is not perfection, but alignment with out true needs.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:07 am    Post subject: doh! Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This quote is intended to be related to fasting, but I think it is right on point for the No-S approach.

"Let's ease into this---I want you to try fasting between meals."



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:04 am    Post subject: Yes! Reply with quote

Awesome! Just the right touch of insight and zing!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loved this quote from burlsgirl: Smile

Quote:
The reason I'm overweight is that I EAT TOO MUCH!

It's like my house was flooding,
and everyone is trying to tell me where water comes from,
how the water got into the faucet,
how the faucet works,
how the water will damage the woodwork inside the house...
...but no one says, "turn off the water, moron."

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:07 pm    Post subject: No kidding! Reply with quote

Exactly--I had just read that post again and copied it to add to this thread when I saw BA beat me to it. Somehow I'd missed seeing that.

I think that is a huge "revelation." There's a line from a favorite play of mine, Greater Tuna, a hilarious look at life in a small Texas town that Burlsgirl's comment reminds me of. . .The coach is explaining why his team lost. He says something like "Well, if we could have put some more points on the board and they hadn't made so many touchdowns, I think the outcome would have been a lot different! Uh, huh."

Gee, if we'd put less stuff in our mouths and move a little more, we'd have this thing whipped. Oh, yeah, that's what Reinhard's trying to tell us!

No kidding! Bright Angel, thanks for adding this comment and thanks to Burlsgirl for thinking of it!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a great one -- thanks burlsgirl and BrightAngel!

Here's the link to the whole discussion:

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=4356

Another good one I came across today is the term "S-friendly Environment." (thanks, KCCC)

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=50652#50652

Not so much "inspirational" as highlighting a useful concept.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this statement by NoelFigart.

Quote:
"I'm way in favor of assertive communication".....like......
    "I feel attacked and belittled when people comment on what I'm eating.
    I don't want you to do it again."

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are all so good, thank you! I will add mine that I actually posted a while ago to another topic:

"That was good, but I've had enough".

And,
"So is continuing a matter of pleasure, or of routine?"

"My brain needs to tell my stomach when its had enough, not vice-versa"

I actually can't take personal credit for these....I think I read them once somewhere quite a while ago....sorry I am not able to give proper credit. I

Have a wonderful N day, everyone!
Stay on habit! Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reinhard wrote:



Another good one I came across today is the term "S-friendly Environment." (thanks, KCCC)

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=50652#50652

Not so much "inspirational" as highlighting a useful concept.

Reinhard


Glad you like it. Though it should probably be a "No-S-friendly environment." Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this one:


LET'S NOT MAKE THIS MORE COMPLICATED THAN NECESSARY!

I use this all the time for anything that I am trying to make more difficult than it has to be Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:43 pm    Post subject: Hunber vs. Satisfaction-Noel's comment Reply with quote

Noel Figart said,
Quote:
"That's the point of a meal - to satisfy hunger. You're supposed to be hungry for your dinner, for heaven's sake! But if you never know hunger, you really never know satisfaction.

And that's the flip side. The sensation of properly full after having actually been hungry feels really good."


My favorite "catch phrase" from this comment is:
Quote:
"If you never know hunger, you really never know satisfaction."



A great zinger/food for thought!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 5:06 pm    Post subject: Leading the orchestra! Reply with quote

On the Shovel Glove Discussion, Storm Fox, in a discussion about those who are skeptical about Shovel Glove, referred to this quote by Mike Mentzer, a body building guru, who said,

Quote:
"If you're going to lead the orchestra, you've got to turn your back on the crowd."


That quote seems to apply to No S as well. Thanks to Reinhard, we have managed to lose that old "diet" mindset of those myriad things we've tried with little or no sustainable success, No S emerges as the logical answer. We've turned our backs to those crowds of marketing and mindset and we're leading ourselves into a slow, safe, sustainable success mode!

Thanks Storm Fox for the quote.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahah yeah that's a great quote!
I liked it too!

Yegads! Mentzer was huge in his hey days with Arnold. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danger_Will_Robinson! wrote:
These are all so good, thank you! I will add mine that I actually posted a while ago to another topic:

"That was good, but I've had enough".



Hi Danger Will Robinson..
I just wanted to say thanks for "That was good, but I've had enough" as I was able to implement it yesterday at the diner when we went out to celebrate after my Son's concert.
My mother treated us to a dinner special, which includes salad, and dessert and side dishes etc...
I found myself eating half of each of these side dishes and sharing them with my Son, and leaving some.. When it came to dessert, I was pretty sated but couldn't resist having some fresh rice pudding with whipped cream.. But after about 2/3rds of it, I said *aloud* "That was good, but I've had enough"...
I could feel that if I didn't I would have definitely overeaten and polished it off just cos it was there.
I know it's only about 1/3 of a cup of rice pudding, but it was the act of stopping myself once I realised I had really had enough and yet was still picking up the spoon to continue eating the rest..

Thanks a lot for that phrase!
I will be using it anytime I'm up against over eating or sweeting.
Worked great!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found these words of wisdom from Phyllis.

Phyllis wrote:

I need to lose weight but more than anything this way of living has given me my sense of dignity back. Everyday I NoS I can look in the mirror and see a woman in control instead of a raging lunatic who was eating out of a sense of desperation or in rebellion of the "rules". I actually eat what I enjoy, so if I don't lose a pound it is okay just to be able to eat without obsessing.


This expresses my feelings about No S so well. It is such a blessing to have my dignity back!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love all these....I need to print them all out & post them on my bulletin board!

Here's one that helps me when I eat more than I should...

Just pick yourself up, dust off the crumbs and keep moving forward.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:44 am    Post subject: Magic Man hits the nail on the head! Reply with quote

MagicMan, a new member, posted this comment tonight on his Intro thread:

Quote:
My weight is not the problem. My weight is the symptom. My problem is my eating habits, and I'm finally sensibly confronting that problem instead of the symptom. It will take some time for the symptom to resolve itself, but it also took quite some time for the symptom to reach this level.


It seems to me that this is probably a very insightful message that many of us can identify with -- it really cuts to the heart of the matter -- and truly epitomizes much of the No S philosophy.

And hey everyone else, don't forget to check out this thread -- it's got some great entries that may strike a chord!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:51 am    Post subject: Try this mental image. . . Reply with quote

And here is another great quote-from the man himself. . . what a mental image this invokes!

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It is funny how most conventional diets feel like ballast, something extra, that we immediately reach to jettison when seas get too rough. Habitually ingrained no-s is more like the mast, fixed to the ship itself, something we can cling to to keep from being swept away by the swirling chaos all around us.

Reinhard


Thanks Rein for the poetic simile.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:20 am    Post subject: Don't Mess with S's Reply with quote

So as I replied to Brenna about mods to the 2 S days a week question she posed, I accidentally came up with a little line that speaks to the idea of whether one should impose limitations on S days, other than simply "don't be an idiot"-Reinhard's words, not mine!

You've heard of
Quote:
"Don't mess with Texas"

How about
Quote:
"Don't Mess with S Days!"
or even
Quote:
"Don't Mess with S's"
which could have multiple meanings.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've kind of been calling my No-S "No S + 1" meaning No S plus one snack (yogurt or cheese stick) when I really need it Smile.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:47 am    Post subject: Hunger is. . . Reply with quote

In another post Reinhard made these comments. They seem worthy of this thread!

Quote:
"Hunger is the prelude to satisfaction."

or (adapting from Socrates):

"Hunger is the best appetizer."

If you don't ever let yourself get hungry, you don't ever really experience the pleasure of eating.


I really like the message of these quotes. I know I'm appreciating quality food a lot more than I used to.

. . . and since Debs suggested my "cheerleader tendencies," I decided to create a new avatar. It's so small you can't really see it, but there IS a NO S logo on the gal!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha funny!!! Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These one liners are all so great, I want to put them all on Post-It's and cover my bathroom mirror with them! they're so inspirational. I'm not good with words in the least. I can never think of anything clever and memorable to keep myself motivated, but I guess that's ok because I have all you fine people who have put together this wonderful thread. I'm so grateful for you all, and everything on this beautiful site.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Quote from KCCC:
KCCC wrote:

Most of all, focus on what YOU'RE doing.
You're the only one you can ever really control... and that's on a good day.
Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:22 pm    Post subject: My inner voice screamed at me Reply with quote

Right after reading the No S Diet, I heard a voice inside my head say

"Food can save your life or kill you. It's your choice!

Just enough will keep you alive, too much will kill you (sickness, disease, etc).

Enough said.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at my EOB from my doctor's visits last month, a thought came to me.

"If snacks and sweets were a necessity, it would be covered by my medical insurance!"

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good quote from Kathleen:
Quote:
A habit followed with perfect compliance beomes stronger and stronger over time.
You don't think about following it. You just follow it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:39 pm    Post subject: Tie a knot! Reply with quote

I've been meaning to post this since every time I read it on Mimi's signature, I get a great visual image.

If you start to slip, tie a knot and hang on! (Mimi)

Besides I decided it was time to push this thread to the top since we have several newbies who may not have seen it. It's exciting it's grown to two pages now!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a thread before vacation, I said that I would allow some treats, but only special things, unique to the area.

Quote:
An S-worthy treat. Sometimes.

(Aside: this reminds me a little of Elaine on Seinfeld talking about "sponge-worthy" dates, which amuses me.)


Mimi said that line belonged here - and after vacation, I decided she was right. Asking "is this S-worthy?" really kept me in check. There's an amazing amount of stuff that just ISN'T, lol!
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Bushranger wrote:
Habit is like water dripping on a rock.

It appears weak and ineffectual but over time it erodes right through. Each water drop can be likened to a success on the habitcal. One is almost nothing, but weeks becoming months becoming years of successes...now that is very powerful indeed.


From my Analogy of Habit thread.
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If you fail to plan, you plan to fail
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wosnes wrote:
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No-S is the tortoise to WW's (and other program's hare. It's slow and steady. Slow and steady in terms of diet not only wins the race, it keeps you from having to be in that race ever again.


This is a beauty that needs to be here. Hope you don't mind wosnes!
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Just for decoration.

Here's the background...

Quote:
Funny story:
A parent I know used a really creative excuse not to buy her toddler daughter different things she wanted in the store. When the little girl would ask for a doll, or a fancy cupcake, the parent would say sadly, "honey, those are just for decoration" - which the child would accept unquestioningly. (A total lie of course, but she felt it much better than trying to explain family economic choices to a toddler... and much better than dealing with a tantrum.)

Now, I'm not necessarily advocating lying as a parenting strategy... but I have noticed that I now regard a lot of food-like products as the equivalent of "just for decoration" - stuff that's not really for eating, that's outside of the bounds of real choice. Vending machines fall into that category - lots of pretty colors, nothing there to eat.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grammy G wrote:
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We can control what we eat, but we can't control what our body does with that food.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NoelFigart wrote:
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It's about developing good habit and structure,
not about reward and punishment.

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Dandelion



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KCCC wrote:
Just for decoration.

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Vending machines fall into that category - lots of pretty colors, nothing there to eat.


Reminds me of the first time we went to a grocery store after we moved to the US. Lots of nice packages, catchy slogans and pretty colours - but not a lot of actual food. We walked out without buying anything.
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Starla



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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guadopt1997



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

invisiblprincess wrote:

It eliminates emotional eating, binge eating, TV eating and boredom eating in one shot.
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guadopt1997



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hilly6000 wrote:

But then I just thought, "Well, when are you going to really change?" So I guess that's what got me.


Hilly6000 avoided talking herself into a very tempting sweet on an N day (so big deal, it's almost the weekend, I could just take a red day, etc.) by reaching the conclusion above.
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Weight goal: less than I weigh now
Basic goal: doing no-S for life
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oolala53



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's no "S" better than Vanilla No S.
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There is no S better than Vanilla No S.
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oolala53



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, if people/Reinhard think this is too nasty to use, I will understand but it has really helped me. I often remind myself that I am a big girl, all grown up and


if I can wait to pee, I can wait to eat.
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There is no S better than Vanilla No S.
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kccc



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starla wrote:


Starla, that is PRICELESS!
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AmieW



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The quote in my signature has been very inspirational to me.

"It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time." --Winston Churchill

When I reach for that one piece of candy, thinking "What's one bite sized snickers in the grand scheme of things?" that quote brings me back to the fact that I need to stay focused on No-S. Because while that one piece of candy might not add enough calories or fat or whatever to make any difference, it's a break in the chain of making No-S habits, and that thought is usually enough to keep me away from the candy for long enough to get distracted by something else.
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r05ebud



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another "s" - The No Stress Diet!

I no longer stress out over calories and weight. This is the best diet I have ever been on because I enjoy it. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mistake removed
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There is no S better than Vanilla No S.


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Cold7Play7



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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love "nothing worthwhile is ever easy"-- by far the hardest part of No S is the slow pace. I found one in a book Reinhard recommended, Mindless Eating:

Out of sight, out of mind. (For snacks, sweets, and seconds tempting you on N days).

And, as someone who struggled especially with snacking forced himself to say out loud:

"I'm not hungry, but I'm eating this anyway."
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