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dmarie710



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, even though more food that you would have liked, still, a success. Do you feel that your S day indulgences over these many months on no S have gotten less, though? I would bet that they have, maybe very slowly, though. You know yourself best though. Those Little Caeser's pizza are not half bad. In my house with a husband who eat's alot and 2 teenage boys that eat everything, I'm lucky if I get 1 piece. I guess I can be thankful for that. Hope you have a great Sunday.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought I wouldn't eat much on Sunday after Saturday's bloating. I actually didn't eat a lot, but I ate more than I expected to. I talked to my inch-loss competition. If he is telling the truth, he hasn't made much progress. Instead of my thinking, oh, great, I'm ahead, I'll increase my resolve, I ended up using it as an excuse for me to relax. However, I didn't end up really pigging out, so I think it went okay.

Today, so far I have not been hungry but because I needed to get down to work in my classroom and was feeling tired, I've had a couple of cups of half-decaf coffee with a total of about a cup of milk and a couple of tablespoons of cocoa powder, plus a little stevia and a small amount of evil powdered creamer. It's 2:30 p.m. here and I'm still not hungry. I think I'm going to wait until dinner time, possibly an early dinner time, to eat today no matter what. I want to get back on a meal schedule. I hope I get hungry! I'm supposed to go to a movie with a friend and I'd rather not eat late.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday: success

today 6/29 Success

b grapes, strawberries, 1/2 big bagel w/ cream cheese
l: hi fiber tortilla, brie, spinach, asparagus, soy cutlet with Indian sauce, small sweet potato, cup of mocha
d: salmon with lemon tomato onion sauce, green beans, Fiber One with milk, almond butter
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success

b: two egg whites, red apple, plain yogurt, baked sweet potato
l: small buffalo burger on thin wheat bun, green cabbage salad, cottage cheese, flax seed, blackberries
d; whole corn on the cob, 1/2 high fiber tortilla, sauteed red cabbage and onion w/ ginger sesame sauce, pasta with lemon seasoning, 1/2 nectarine
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success

b-steel cut oats patties with tomato sauce, 1/2 large apple
lu- 1/2 corn on the cob, broccoli and onion sautee, mostly whole wheat pasta spirals with mozzarella
d-purple and green cabbage with salsa verde sauce, sm. sweet potato, black beans with avocado, sauteed shrimp
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KEEEP ON GOIN'!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say I'm established on N days, but S days are not really sane even after 6 months. But my months of N days are like a fabulous string of islands separated only by narrow straits of water. I feel a growing sense of patience from them. I know the reefs and sea shells are piling up in between the islands and it is just a matter of time before they break the surface and connect the chain.

I've already eaten too much today, but I am going to a potluck at which I know I will still pick at some food, especially some roast pig. (It's my only big get-together plan for this 4th weekend.) Then I am going to the movies with a group and I'm pretty sure I will not get hungry for dinner. It's likely I won't really eat because I enjoy the company and that will take the place of food for me. I do not consider this ideal but my life is so much better than it was 7 months ago that I don't care. Most days, my weight is coming in at 13 lbs. down from where it was at Christmas--without sane S days and without much exercise. I feel that corners of the puzzle are here.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oolala, that is truly incredible progress, and it's good that you can recognize your success and not beat yourself up about the S Days. Love the visual of string of islands.....beautiful!

I too continue to struggle with the weekends. It seems to start on Friday night for me, and then I am sorta wrecked for the weekend. I went to a meditation class on Saturday morning and that seemed to really help me - I was able to put the mistake of Fri nite behind me & move toward a NORMAL day Saturday. It was an SDay, but I didn't just do "Scryb Gone Wild". Much, much better.

Congrats to you for that string of islands of sanity.... Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oolala, I agree with Scrybil that your analogy is beautiful. I love the appreciative tone of your post - it's a real skill to be able to see and acknowledge progress as it unfolds.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, after my beautiful prose the other day, I am feeling grumpy and whiney today and it's an old song. Ate too much this weekend, though less on Sunday, but now at 1:14 p.m. on Monday, I haven't had a thing to eat today because I am still feeling a little nauseous and definitely not hungry. But I miss the experience of eating! I also don't like the idea of having my meal schedule get so out of whack. If I don't eat a lunch soon, dinner will be too late for my liking, at least today.

I'm also sitting here thinking about how I need to be exercising, but as I said, I'm nauseous. Plus my knees and hips have been hurting. I don't know whether it's just age or if I've really done something, but I'm going to dance camp next week. I want to be more fit, and I want to be able to participate enough to have fun there.

And I don't want to have to go back to work in 2 weeks.

All right, that's it for now. I'd love to have a cup of coffee, but I don't want to ruin my appetite.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had two meals. success
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wed. Success
br. none --felt nauseous
lu 3/4 of carnitas burrito
di rest of burrito, peach, strawberries
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope you get feeling better soon.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you! Actually, I didn't eat lunch until I felt like eating. But I've been feeling nauseous in the mornings after weekends and sweet eating. I wish I felt that way a bit before I ate them--so that I wouldn't!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

late breakfast fiber One, butternut squash soup

lu: chicken gizzards, pea pods, oatmeal patty, jicama slices, apricot, 1/2 banana all on dessert plate

di: chicken breast, sweet potatoes, red pepper, mushrooms, green groups.

Success
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

br-steel cut oatmeal w/ cottage cheese and flax seed meal
lu-tortilla, 1/2 sausage, soy hot dog, pea pods, cantaloupe
di- gyros, Greek salad, pita bread, two falafel balls

Success
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oolala, I just stopped by to thank you! I went for my walk this morning, and, thanks to your suggestions on Grammy's thread, I was accompanied by Frank Lloyd Wright and George Washington. The General and I dumped Frank after a while and continued our walk alone. He thought I was very fat, and when I told him I've lost 55 pounds, he said "Very good. But do not let satisfaction with progress deter your further efforts." I needed to hear that.

Anyway, we had an interesting discussion (I could not tell him why Alaska and Hawaii were added as states and will have to do some research), but he made it clear that his greatest pleasure was to walk in the sun and smell the lush greenery and hear the waves on the beach. I felt so lucky to be alive and out for a walk on a beautiful day. I'm sure we'll walk again, and I can't wait to see who shows up tomorrow.

THANK YOU!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the kudos. Just don't tell your therapist about these conversations.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am fighting feeling discouraged today. I came back from dance camp last night and weighed myself this morning. I had all green days except for one declared S day and that was nothing like my crazy weekends. I ate similar proportions (with lots of vegetables) to my usual meals. Plus I went to enough dance classes (and there is time in them not dancing) to add up to about 80 minutes a day of hard dancing x 3.5 days.

I weigh more than when I left, so I measured. No loss in my thigh and no loss around my waist. I've said all along that if I am eating reasonable meals and exercising, I will accept the body that results, but it is a hard lesson to take today.

I was very much hoping to be down at least another 12 lbs. by the end of the year. I don't see how that is going to happen. I had thought that if I upped my exercise, it would happen, but I would not work out every day at the intensity I did at camp! In fact, I injured my knee again and am going to have to find a way to work around that. Ah, me. I know this feeling is temporary and is also related to some other problems revolving around work. So the beat goes on...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is disappointing, but don't let it derail you!

Remember that weight loss is not linear.

That's a mantra I use when there seems to be a disconnect between what I'm doing and the results. Most of the time, if I can stay the course another week or two, the results follow - often with a "big bump" down that seems totally undeserved when it FINALLY comes.

But if I let my disappointment derail me, I stall out.

So watch and wait, and in the meantime, stay on habit.

(And find some way to be nice to yourself that doesn't involve food. If your scale won't give you the pat on the back you deserve, find another reward!)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I just got one of the other rewards besides food. TX!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oolala,

She is right, just stay the course. You cannot go wrong if you are doing right.

I can remember hitting two definite plateaus during my last round. One was at 153 pounds and one at 147. I swear my body reallllly loved being 147. I should have listened to it, in retrospect.

I have heard the theory that women's bodies tend to hold onto weight more than men's as they were the protector of the unborn. In prehistoric times, there could be a long gap between mastadon kills so a woman with an extra layer of fat offered protection to her unborn child in the event of famine.

I think almost any woman asked will tell you that when she nears what she considers her ideal weight, her body really struggles. It is easier for one that is much more overweight to lose the initial weight. You don't really have a lot of weight to lose so your body might be trying to conserve. You, probably, like me are not planning a child in the near future, hower.

Take my thoughts for what they are worth - probably one mastadon burger. Very Happy

Hang tough, I weigh every day but I don't change my course of action based on the reading.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success today, though I ate more starch at meals than I usually do just to rebel against my lousy results. But I stuck to 3 meals and no sweets.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WTG on your success!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More sweets than I was hoping for this weekend but had a smaller weight jump. Often go up several pounds over night. I know it's water weight, mostly, from the denser foods, because I know I didn't eat 3,500 calories more than I needed. But I should be back to my regular weight sooner.

Knee still hurting, so no hard exercise. Bought Nordic walking poles, though, which I'd been thinking about for quite awhile. I'll try them out for a short walk after work tomorrow. I might even go to a public pool for rehab, since I gave up my gym membership.

Back to work tomorrow. Not excited at all. Saw schedule changes on Friday that really disappointed me. Principal took away the one-hour prep I had that would have allowed me to get together with other teachers I am sharing students with to confer and plan, which is what I am SUPPOSED to get as part of my schedule; the co:teachers at other schools get it, and it makes such a difference. This is the second year in a row I left at the end of the school year relatively happy with my schedule and came back to a possible nightmare. Oh, well. Could be worse! Could be unemployed...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope your first 2 days back at school have gone well and that your schedule is better than you were expecting!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not good news for school. I'll be in un- air conditioned classrooms 4 hours a day. I've worked in those rooms before. It's awful. I don't even want to think about it. I do terrible with heat. Aaargh!

I was bummed today because our catered lunch had no real vegetable or fruit element. I got over it, though, and had a fine dinner. Success.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ech! Un-air conditioned rooms? Hopefully you can have a few floor fans. If you do, bring a cooler of ice and put buckets/bowls of ice in front of the fans. That will bring cool air into the room. Or soak towels in water and freeze them overnight. Then put them halfway over the fan.

Hopefully the worst of the heat will go quickly.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought I was going to make it. I was tempted after work to go a little cuckoo, but I got through that and made it to dinner. I ate a good dinner, but somehow it just didn't feel like enough. I kept trying to convince myself I was fine. Then I just got up and finished off a mango, then some bread and almond butter, plus a few other nibblings. I actually don't feel too bad about it. I'm sure I'll feel a little bummed tomorrow when I go to that pool party and reveal my cellulite. Not that I wouldn't have had any without that bread but at least I would have felt that I had done all I could about it. Oh, well. Failure.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, this is bound to happen every now and again. Everyone has these days. At least you didn't have sugar, right? Have a great weekend.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Failures on Friday and yesterday, Monday. Not to mention eating crap all weekend long. I'm feeling bummed these days. When are my months of compliant N days going to affect my desires on the weekends? I'm ashamed to say I cannot IMAGINE being able to implement ANY S day restrictions, so please don't suggest any. I've listened over and over to the podcast. I think each weekend I'm going to be able to do it, but it is actually getting worse. I used to eat very very light on Sundays because I felt so crappy from overeating on Sat. Now I eat right through the discomfort. I was nauseous during my dance class on Sunday. I ate right afterwards and in the evening. I wasn't even hungry yesterday for the two meals I ate, nor for the failure after dinner.

I know this is emotional and I keep hearing Reinhard's words from the book that it seems to us like eating for emotional relief is a good idea but that it is a really bad idea. No joke! but those words are not enough. I've done so much in my life-therapy, meds, meditation, reading countless books, etc. to counteract or try to be peaceful with my negative emotions and here I am. I guess down deep I believe the payoff won't really be there. I keep having things fall through in other areas of my life despite my efforts. They just look like they will take more and more from me with no guarantee. I know I'm equating these difficulties with food problems. I'm afraid that even if I have sane weekends I am not going to lose much weight and that it is going to take a lot more deprivation that I am willing to go through.

It's okay, folks, I'm going through a bad time, and I know it will pass.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

{{{Oolala}}}

A lot of us do connect food with emotions, and it sounds as if the beginning of school has been very rough for you. So, it's not surprising that No-S is also hard right now. You clearly need comfort.

But (and you know this, I'm just repeating what you know) eating provides only a temporary comfort, almost immediately followed by increased unhappiness. And the (common) tendency to then beat oneself up for turning to food just leads to a downward spiral. (I am very much speaking from experience here.)

My advice will not TOUCH on additional restrictions - in fact it goes in the opposite direction.

Be gentle with yourself. That's the big one - treat yourself with the same kindness you'd give to a beloved friend, or a child on the verge of tears.
- Look for things that make you happy (make a list if you're a list-maker type) and find ways to incorporate them into your life.
- Make an effort to be in contact with people who care about you, or that inspire you.
- Satisfy your senses. Taste is only one. What do you like to SEE, to TOUCH, to SMELL, to HEAR? Indulge in beautiful flowers, or a new perfume... or just a morning walk where you can hear the birds. (Tailor ALL suggestions to your personal likes/dislikes!)
- While you're at it, do consider taste. Look for N-day-safe foods that you love, and build some meals around them. Fresh berries? Peaches? Something else that is healthy, but seasonal or maybe a bit expensive, so you usually don't get it?
- Savor moments of beauty, joy, and connection, no matter how small.
- Celebrate accomplishments... again, no matter how small.

And hang in there. This too will pass.

Very, very, very best wishes.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aww, words of wisdom, KCCC. I know this is not my thread, but will use for myself. Thank You. Oolala your not in this alone. I know you'll get through this rough patch.
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Thanks, KCCC. It was a particularly down moment. One of the problems is that some of the other areas in my life that might usually provide comfort are also problematic or I am already doing so many of these things. But it ain't over!

I've been going off-plan the last couple of days, but actually, I'm not eating MUCH more. I don't plan to keep this up, but I'm not terribly upset with myself. In fact, I'm glad to see I don't have to go crazy just because I'm allowing myself some straying.

It complicates things that I can't exercise much from hip and knee problems. I already have to walk a lot around campus for my job this year, so I'm not pushing it.

So, things are back on track, but they have improved. And I'm not leaving!
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Glad you're not leaving - we need your common sense advice to keep us going Very Happy
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Hang tough oolala,

Look how many pounds you are down from when you joined. That's a lot!

Take it one meal at a time.....

Wishing you well,
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Hi Oolala,
I noticed you haven't posted in a few days and I'm just checking in on you. I know you've been having some rough times lately and I just wanted to make sure you're okay. I've hit a rough spot lately too, so I know exactly how you feel.

I'm hoping August is going to be better than the way July ended!

Let us know how you're doing!
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I'm stopping by to check on you as well, oolala.... .Just stay the course - you can't go wrong if you do right.

If you get off track for a day or two, just brush it off and move on !

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ShannahR wrote:
Hi Oolala,
I noticed you haven't posted in a few days and I'm just checking in on you. I know you've been having some rough times lately and I just wanted to make sure you're okay. I've hit a rough spot lately too, so I know exactly how you feel.

I'm hoping August is going to be better than the way July ended!

Let us know how you're doing!


Wishing you well, also. ShannahR.. Wink
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I've had a bad week, eating, God help me, cookie dough again at various times of the day. Enuf said. Some of you will know what I am talking about.

I haven't had the S days I was having because I was so sweeted out from the week, but I don't feel very good, either. I need to get in a few good ol', normal N days and get that wonderful feeling again. However, right now there is a lot of unpleasantness in my life and it is becoming a challenge again not to go for the momentary pleasures of food, though I am so well aware of its drawbacks. It is so disappointing to feel weak AND stupid, but I can't dwell on such idiotic thoughts.

Time to get moving at something that is not food related. If only the horse would stand still a bit so that I could get in the saddle!
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I can sympathize with you on getting into a spiral of days where you just can't seem to get back on track. BTDT way too many times.

The stressors going on right now - is there a possible end to them? or are they something that may go on for awhile? If it is something that may just last another few weeks ... then maybe just give yourself permission to have a "comfort" food every day. If you build it in until the huge stressors have been relieved or lessened, then it might make it easier for you to not feel more stressed over not having "green" days.

If it looks like the pressure might not be relieved for more than a few weeks, then see if there is anything else you could do to replace going to food for comfort. Maybe a yoga video (even just do a ten minute session), or a nice bubble bath where you turn your phone off - lock the door (warn anyone else in the home to knock or try to get your attention is only for the two B's - blood, broken bone ); if you have a park anywhere near you, go and sit on a bench for ten minutes and just people/animal watch .... But still, if none of these things help, and you still end up going to the comfort food -- forgive yourself and move on.

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oola..... School beginning so soon?!? Crying or Very sad i was a teacher too and finally had to say to myself, "This is just a job.. not my life." How sad that it must come to that but it often does. Do your best..walk away..shut that door and move on to what you really want to do with the rest of your day.
I think this is a very important reminder: Do not associate with negative people! Especially At Work!! Find people who laugh and enjoy their lunch break.. and take that break..teaching is hard enough without giving yourself a few minutes away from it all.
Walking poles are great! Also, have you had someone check the shoes you are wearing for walking? I went to a store that sold mainly to runners and said i wanted a walking shoe. They actually took a video of me walking on a treadmill wearing no shoes and they studied that and then suggested several pair of shoes to suit my stride. I picked the most comfortable. a year later, i went to another store in another town that dealt with mainly runners and told them the same thing. They had no video but the guy got down on the floor and watched me walk w/o shoes. He suggested the same shoe for me as the first store...and i have had no hip/knee problem since i have been wearing them. Might be something to try.
You asked about the bracelet I wore on my vacation: people have mentioned wearing green stoned rings to remind them about having a green no-S day. I don't wear rings when I travel so decided to wear a bracelet as my no-S reminder. It was a bracelet that I liked but seldom wore. Every morning, I would think,"Be mindful of what you eat" when I put it on and I would think that thought every time I looked at it! Silly but it worked for me!
OOlala. I feel you are doing yourself an injustice. You are telling the world what you aren't doing with your tag.. not what great things you ARE doing! You ARE sticking with this no-S program. You ARE trying to be compliant. You ARE helping so many others with your insights and replies. You ARE holding down a job and getting your life on track. YOU ARE a wonderful person I am happy to have "met!" Wink Nuff said Shocked
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Thank you, cheer squad! So great to have those who understand.

Ahh, it's amazing what one good day can do, although I don't want to get cocky. Miraculously, yesterday after school I had no desire to go binge. I felt fine from lunch, but then went shopping for white pants on the way home. It helped fill the time. No white pants but two cyute sundresses. I had thought I wouldn't be buying much more in my life that is sleeveless (I'm telling you, the designers who come up with lots of pretty, light-fabriced, 3/4 sleeve tops for babyboomers in hot climes is going to make a fortune!), but these fit and our hot weather is a-comin'. And I found two 20-lb. weights for 16 bucks, total. I could lift them, but they got heavy fast. I figured the fact that they were hard to carry was a sign I should buy them. Being able to push 20 lbs. over my head doesn't seem like a lot to ask. Don't worry; I won't be going for the Olympics.

I had some fleeting thoughts of eating after dinner, but I ignored them and got through the evening without much more turmoil over food than that. Success! Looking forward to a good day.
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Glad to hear you had a good day! Hang in there, and continue to celebrate your accomplishments!

(Not much to add that hasn't been said already... just adding to the ranks of the cheering section!)
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Way to go on your success!

$16 for 40lbs worth of dumbbells is a pretty good deal!!
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Last Thursday and Friday were failures. Can't fail on weekends, but it felt like it again. However, today went okay, though I wasn't particularly hungry for any of my meals. I'm hoping when I'm eating normal meals with no snacking, my normal hunger will return. In the meantime, I'm glad I didn't eat any snacks. Not being hungry didn't stop me last week.
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As a little gift, the scale was down today. I'm sure it's water. i can see my metatarsals. no puffinesss, Hoope the hot weather doesn;t mess you up.

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Hi oolala!
I was reading your thread and I have to admit I had to google metatarsals Laughing . You're so observant! I can't even tell you if I've ever seen mine. I'll check it out tomorrow morning.

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The Beck Diet Solution program recommends establishing the reasons a person has to lose weight. I say it's important to put down as many as possible and the fine points of them because if just wanting to be thin was enough, everyone would be. I also think it's important to be honest. Frankly, I don't think health reasons are truly motivating unless someone is on the edge of or actively suffering from poor health. I don't deny the exceptions! but doctors will tell you that patients do the wrong things every day. Remember the commercial that showed the cancer sufferer who continued to smoke through the open hole in his or was it her throat?

In any case, here are my 40-and-counting:
1. I'll feel more sane when I am consistently eating sanely.
2. I'll live my principle that enough is better than more than enough.
3. I'll feel more feminine.
4. I'll jiggle less all over.
5. My arms will look less like lumpy pudding.
6. I'll reward myself with liposuction on my saddlebags, if I still want it.
7. I'll live as a new self.
8. I'll feel I can run into anyone from my past.
9. I'll find even more cute clothes in smaller sizes.
10. I'll be proud of having faced down my demons.
11. I won't fear being found out about my bad eating habits.
12. I'll be able to wear that bikini I bought two years ago.
13. My gaucho pants will look better on me.
14. I'll be able to fit again into that copper evening dress for prom?
15. I might be able to turn this into an old age career.
16. I'll be respecting my body's true needs.
17. I'll be respecting my emotional life rather than rejecting it.
18. I'll be living closer to my "true" self that is not at the effect of my fears and anxieties.
19. I'll inspire people around me.
20. I'll be respecting the planet's resources better.
21. I'll feel I am respecting the suffering of others more, especially those who die of starvation every day.
22. I'll feel I have divorced food, instead of being married to it.
23. I'll feel more comfortable in my body more of the time.
24. I'll enjoy my food more.
25. I'll feel as if I have accomplished something important.
26. I'll be able to keep up more in dance.
27. I'll feel better in bed.
28. I will manifest my username: Oolala!
29. I’ll finally see that weight tape record on Sparkpeople move down.
30. I 'll be ready to be a cougar, if I get the chance!
31. I'll be able to change my emoticon from the plump fairy to the skinny fairy on Sparkpeople!
32. I'l feel more legitimate giving others advice.
33. I'll end this 40-year effort.
34. I'll live more peacefully these last decades on this planet.
35. I'll be able to take the "after" swimsuit pics-from at least 2 sets of befores.
36. If not now, when?
37. I'll look better and dance more easily at performances my dance class puts on.
38. I'll be reinforcing the correct brain patterns: remember OCD retraining. Otherwise, I might do this for my last years on the planet.
39. I can buy the blue stone earrings I have on my wish list on amazon when I weigh 165 or less for at least 7 days.
40. I can either help others with my experience or just be done with this and use my energies to develop new interests and skills.
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Thurs. success
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Hi oolala!
What a great list! When I read it I was totally inspired. You have a lot of great reasons there. I noticed your list has many reasons to lose weight that aren't vanity or just for yourself (19-21) which shows what a thoughtful person you are. You have definately inspired me to make my own list, but I think I'll just keep it to 10, I'm not sure I could come up with 38.

Great job! Keep up the positive attitude!

Have a great weekend Very Happy
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I agree. What a great list!
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I agree, very well thought out list.

Very inspiring. Wink
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Thanks for everyone's support!

Friday success.

Had dinner last night with two skinny acquaintances. They ate plenty! Just saying. I had a good plate, too, but mostly vegetables. I didn't want anything heavier. There were samosas at the concert we went to, so I bought two and just had a few bites of one as part of my breakfast. Yum! So glad I didn't eat them last night.

I dropped to below 170 today for the second time, I think, in the 7.5 months I've been doing this. I don't for a second believe I will stay below it every day, as it fluctuates, but the trend is again downwards. I won't change my weight on my signature until I've had a week of being consistently below 172.5.

It sure helps to be looking forward to a date today with a cute man I met a couple of weeks ago. As of 9/26, he will be 9 years younger than I am, and, man, he looks good and fit. I'm trying not to allow the thoughts that I am too "unfit" for him to enter my mind. He's the one who asked me out, after all. Besides, it's only our second date. Plenty of time for either of us to find out we can't stand something else about each other!

Anyway, I'm looking forward to a sane eating weekend. No lolling around the house eating chocolate! I've got eye candy.
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A date with a hotte! You go Girl!

And quit the negative talk, you are a woman taking charge of your life. On your way to a happy, healthy future. That's nothing to be negative about.

You are seeing the results, you are exactly right - your body will fluctuate but if you stay the course, it will settle at a lower number then bounce off of it. Just look at my stats, how I went back and forth - still am bouncing from the 143 to 145 range. I believe it wil settle at 143 and then go lower unless I change what I am doing

Our bodies try to hold on to their fat stores, it is a matter of survival in many parts of the world, sad to say.

You do not have that much weight to lose, really, so your body is resisting.

Remember, you cannot go wrong if you are doing right.

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OMG, the hottie is sensitive! Or else he is a sociopath. After several hours of conversation, he said he perceived that I was very hard on myself and that I could use more sympathy and compliments in my life. This while he put his arm around me and stroked my hair. I tell you this because it actually helped me receive your kind words this morning much more easily than I would have. You're right! I am woman, hear me roar! And thank you.
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Here's hoping that the hottie is sensitive. Very Happy

Go you!
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Better to be sensitive than a sociopath, that's for sure. Shocked

Glad things went well, I was checking in for an update. I am SOOO nosy!

I only know what my husband tells me, that most men like strong, independent, secure women. Neediness and negativity are not admirable traits in most people, regardless their sex.

You will be getting stronger every day, trust me. Cool
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Strawberry Roan, I don't think you can call yourself nosy when I have written it all out for the world to see!

You said in one post that too much weight loss didn't look good because of your age, and then a priceless comment about the relation between weight in our face and our butts! I thought I'd ask you on my thread so it's not so public to others reading here how old you are. (You sound frisky and young.)
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oolala53 wrote:
Strawberry Roan, I don't think you can call yourself nosy when I have written it all out for the world to see!

You said in one post that too much weight loss didn't look good because of your age, and then a priceless comment about the relation between weight in our face and our butts! I thought I'd ask you on my thread so it's not so public to others reading here how old you are. (You sound frisky and young.)
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I am frisky and old - 61 Very Happy

Seriously, I feel sixteen.

Crazy in love with a good looking blue eyed cowboy (happen to be married to him so that is even better)

Kids raised and in successful careers with happy, healthy families.

Have wonderful grandkids and greatgrandkids.

Love my job.

AND my skinny jeans fit again.

Life is good.
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Success on Mon. and Tues. The weather has been horribly hot. Ha! An excuse not to work out, besides my knee. But I kid myself, there is a lot I could do without hurting my knee. I did try some modified pushups yesterday. Oh, how I waste time on stupid stuff and then not feel I have time for important stuff! In fact, I need to go grade papers now.

Uh oh, it just occurred to me I need to make a habitcal for school work. Ugh.
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Congrats on your two green days!

I hear you on the grading school work. That was something I was constantly behind in doing when I taught. Or I'd get everything graded (go through a huge stack of papers and checkmark, check plus, check minus ... first grades great!) but then take forever getting them entered in the gradebook. I wish I'd known about habitcal back then! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had successes last Friday and these two beginning days this week. Ate more on the weekend than I thought I would, but not as bad as many.

Today I feel rejuvenated and I don't know quite why. The weather? My hip and knee feel better? No matter what, I'll take it.

I haven't been posting what I ate, but I know some are interested.

BR: Fiber One and milk, mocha coffee
another cup of coffee at work
Lu: Trader Joe's tortilla with a bit of cottage cheese and a chicken mozzarella sausage, two egg whites, a handful of snow pea pods and a fat carrot, plus a nectarine
DN: chicken breast + green pepper+fresh corn off the cob with a couple of tablespoons of a creamy dressing over a bed of Romaine, a "Flatout" high fiber flatbread and some plain yogurt with fresh raspberries. So good!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thurs success. Day 17 on track. Two more N days, counting today. But I really want to have a sane eating weekend. I dropped below 167 today, but I was 169 on Monday from crazy eating. I'm just about half way to my goal weight, but I have less than half the year to get there. Still, it's better than where I was. Someone even asked me yesterday if I was losing weight.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Oolala,
Congrats on someone asking you if you are losing weight. Even if I'm not losing weight that always makes me feel encouraged.

You're doing a great job! Good luck with your sane eating weekend (I'm going to have one too--the power of positive thinking!)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are on a roll! Smile

Here's to a sane weekend!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Friday was green. I didn't eat quite the way I wanted on Saturday, but I didn't really pig out, either. I did exercise a lot on Friday with a short dance performance and much light dancing afterwards, equivalent to 15,000 steps. Today, I was about 4 lbs. up! I wouldn't actually care so much but my friend and I are supposed to measure tomorrow for our contest. I had been down about a week ago and was razzing him about how he needed to clear his schedule so that we can take salsa lessons. Guess I spoke too soon. Oh, well. I'm still doing decently well. I wish my knee would quit giving me so much trouble as I would like to be able to do some more strenuous exercise more regularly. I'm starting to feel some self-imposed pressure because I thought I should be able to be down 20-30 lbs. this year. I keep fluctuating so much, which matches my habits. But maybe things will stabilize soon. I didn't eat much today but feel content. I didn't have any chocolate, thought, this weekend. I hope that doesn't start "weighing" on me. I don't have any plans to take a NWS day tomorrow because I have no specific food plans with anyone for the holiday. No reason I can't just stick to 3 meals and no sweets.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a good week. I took an NWS day yesterday because I was invited on a date to some art openings but there was no mention of a meal, so I had a light supper and then opted to munch a bit at the gatherings. It worked out great. I passed my most recent 21-day mark, and I weighed in at the lowest weight I've been in a year and a half. I don't regard that as my "real" weight, since I go by the average, but it does tell me that most of the rest of what I normally weigh is water. I am slowly reducing. I was able to get in several days of 10,000 steps or nearly, and a few days of 15 minutes of resistance exercise this week, too. My knee prevents me from rope jumping or some other activities I'd like to be able to do, but I know the walking and resistance work will be a good foundation for just about anything. Plus, it turns out I won my bet with my friend! Ha! Salsa lessons, twice a week! He's still traveling a fair amount and I still need to protect my knee, but in a few weeks, I'll be ready, I think.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sun. was a bit of overkill. Today I felt a little food hungover, so it was a cup of coffee for breakfast, vegetable soup and some fruit for lunch, and turkey with veggies and corn on the cob plus mango for dinner. I put a tablespoon of flax oil and one of Parmesan on my savories, but I had no traditional starch. I feel very full and satisfied. I hope to go to bed by 10 p.m., so it's unlikely I'll get hungry.
Success!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I decided to flip a coin yesterday: heads, I eat Vanilla No S, tails, I don't eat until I'm hungry in the morning, have a vegetable/fruit lunch, and the same for dinner with a hefty serving of protein. I was a little scared when it came up tails, but it was even easier than it was on Monday. I'm going to try this method until my birthday on Sept. 26., except that on weekends, heads will mean unrestricted eating and tails will mean Vanilla No S. I got the idea from a MetRx pamphlet I read once in which it said to flip a coin and eat maintenance calories on heads days and 75% of maintenance on tails days. Of course, as you lost weight, you had to edge the calories down. The writer claimed that this way, your body was tricked by the randomness not to adjust to the 75% calorie amount.

I was a little afraid to write unrestricted eating because basically I want to naturally choose to eat basically Vanilla No S with just a few S event on weekends, but I haven't been able to do it much in the 8.5 months I've been doing No S. However, it also hasn't worked to say I'm going to limit myself to a certain number of S events, either. When I do, partway through the morning, I think, but I'm supposed to be able to eat freely, and the grazing starts. My time is often unstructured, mostly because my work feels so heavy that I don't easily find outlets on the weekends that feel worth the structure. Actually, it's a mystery to me why I can't just do a modified Vanilla No S on the weekends because it doesn't feel like a struggle during the week- except that I'm thinking that the reason it's easy during the week, besides the fact that I enjoy getting hungry and eating great meals, is that I don't have to do it forever. It actually frightens me to think that I will never again get to indulge in my binges because I'm not talking just a piece of cake here. Yet my months of No S have also made me think that the adherence during the week is because I'm actually getting enough food and pleasure, not just because I get to pig out on the weekend. So maybe just a few weekends of forcing myself to stick to a plan limiting S events will show me that it was just habit, not need, that made me think I have to have a huge eating outlet. Rather like it didn't take long to realize that eating three times a day was fine, as long as I ate something I really enjoyed at most meals, and I could have my safety valve milk.

Anyway, Tuesday: success
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was Open House at school last night. It meant a long day. I agreed to meet some friends for dinner but the hour that we needed to meet was a little early. However, by the time I got there and the food came, I was hungry. Four of us split a dinner-sized salad and a pizza. I felt a little un-full at the end and weighed ordering a little more food. However, we had to get back. I found later that I was not hungry at all, though I had a twinge of wanting to eat when the night was over. Vestige of the old days of wanting to celebrate the release of stress.

Thurs. success
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trying not to be bummed. I had gotten down to my lowest weight in awhile but had another bad weekend: not as wild as before but more than I really wanted and needed for sure. A five pound water weight gain and it even went up .8 lbs. even after a decent Monday, though it was a failure, too. I wouldn't care so much but my birthday is Sunday and I had a fantasy of dropping another pound this week. I know, I know, the scale is not the way to measure.

I've been doing better with my 14 minutes of resistance work, so I have high hopes. Didn't get much walking in, though I have the time.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oolala53 wrote:
Trying not to be bummed. I had gotten down to my lowest weight in awhile but had another bad weekend: not as wild as before but more than I really wanted and needed for sure. A five pound water weight gain and it even went up .8 lbs. even after a decent Monday, though it was a failure, too. I wouldn't care so much but my birthday is Sunday and I had a fantasy of dropping another pound this week. I know, I know, the scale is not the way to measure.

I've been doing better with my 14 minutes of resistance work, so I have high hopes. Didn't get much walking in, though I have the time.


Aww, don't be bummed. You've been doing great, don't let little fluctuations get your down. Just stay the course. The fact that you are working in some exercise means that you can weigh more on the scale and still be smaller as far as how your clothes look, etc.

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Pretty much ate cookie dough all evening. I had ordered it weeks ago fromm one of the students selling it as a fundraiser. Unfortunately, this has to do with an emotional reaction to dating stresses. Stupid! I know. However, I'm actually feeling calm about it int he sense that I wasn't shoveling food into my mouth. I just ate it as if it were real food. Oh, here I am, eating cookie dough. No yelling at myself. Just feeling pretty calm and knowing that this is a temporary set back. Got a good lunch planned.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big time failure.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In terms of compliance, I had a very poor week, but I didn't feel terrible about it.

It was my 57th birthday today. I had a very nice party at my place with such lovely contributions from my friends. I ate some chocolate in the morning out of sheer anxiety getting ready but then ate very little at the party. Not that hungry and too excited. I feel I'm ready to be smart again.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a terrible Monday, IMHO, because after a compliant morning, I ended up eating leftover cake, mostly because I had left it out. Rookie mistake! So yesterday, I had a green N day. Okay, I'm on the track again. On another board, someone commented that there are 14 weeks left in 2010, and she wanted to weigh 14 lbs. less by then. If I can do that, I would have lost 27 lbs. this year. I feel re-inspired. The clinchers are going to be weekends and exercise. Of course, there's no guarantee about weight loss with No S, but since I weighed 7 lbs. less just 10 days ago, I think there are a few pounds of water in there, so 14 is not out of the question. I'll just have to keep reminding myself "Do it the way you'd be willing to live forever."
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I ate more than I wanted to on this S day but I just refuse to feel too bad about it. But I've had four good days this week, which was a relief, and I feel I can get into the game, though I didn't exercise the last few days. Am I in denial? Gosh, I hope not, but at least I'm not depressed.
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I almost wasn't going to have breakfast because I woke up feeling food hungover, but when I got up, I actually felt hungry after about an hour! I tried to go 5 hours between meals, but I was tired and needed a coffee upper mid-afternoon and cant drink it without milk. Then I wasn't starved at dinner time, but had had an invitation for dinner with a friend. I had what I would consider a reasonable meal, but boy, almost 6 hours later, I am so full. However, it was one plate. Success. Day 7 complete.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success yesterday. Water weight dropping. Soon I should be back where I was on Sept. 10, so I won't have to change my signature. I pray for strength on the weekend.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thurs. success

fri. so far success
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Continuing to just rev my engines. I lose during the week and put it back on on the weekend. Just can't seem to live two sane days on the weekend. I did SO well up until late Sat. night. Then it was grazing all day Sunday. I had plenty of work and stuff I should have been doing but surfed the net and grazed all day. I know what it is about, but it is nothing I can change over night. I've got to learn to accept the things I cannot change without eating over it. I think of Reinhard saying in the book that eating for emotional reasons is a cruel thing to do to ourselves, but it just doesn't feel that way at the time. Yet I have had many experiences of not giving in, too, and being glad later. Oh, how I wish those memories would come to me at the appropriate time!

The annoying thing continues to be that I am following Vanilla No S, but I am at a stand still for weight loss. I really don't believe my body has found its correct weight. How am I going to get to it?

No need to panic, folks! I'm not giving up, just venting.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi oolala!
Feel free to vent! Sometimes all that gets me through is knowing I can come here and write anything I want. You know, I'm at sort of the same place as you and something I've wanted to try is the delay thing. The idea is when you want to eat something you set a timer for 10 minutes or whatever and then tell yourself "when this timer goes off if you still feel like eating XXX then you can eat it." Supposedly after 10 minutes the craving should go away if you distract yourself. Ever tried it? What do you think?
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I don't seem to be able to impose any rules on myself on the weekends. I have used the delaying technique and many others at other times in other programs, but there's something about No S that makes those strategies too hard as of now to implement. I think I may need to summon up the thoughts I had about my eating issues last December when I realized I had to do something to combat my overeating or it would just keep getting worse, and No S seemed like the most reasonable solution. I guess so far I haven't felt as desperate as I was then. Being 13 pounds heavier had something to do with it, too. I was so much more uncomfortable and had had to buy bigger pants. Maybe I should start wearing pants that are too small.
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I noticed that too. Now that I've lost some weight, eating is more or less sane, and I feel better about myself overall I've lost that urgency that I had before I started No S. I think that is bad and good. One the one hand being obsessive and hating yourself for gaining so much weight is not really that productive. On the other hand, it makes you less motivated to do something about those last 15 lbs!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My weight is up, but supposedly my bodyfat is down a bit. Drat, who can trust these devices? I just listened to one of Reinhard's podcasts on tweaks and mods. He emphasized not making more than one mod per month. Given that I've added exercise, I guess that means I cannot officially make any mods for weekend S days. But I sure hope they get consistently sane both days. On weekdays, hunger seems consistent, but on weekends, I can sometimes go for much longer without a meal without it feeling like a big deal.

On a side note, I had a wonderful dinner, mostly because of an Indian eggplant dish I made awhile back and which has had time to blend and mellow. It feels so rich, but actually doesn't have much oil, unlike the original version. I just love it! I did put a little butter on my broccoli for satiety.

Success on No S and 14 minutes.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't realize I hadn't posted since last week. Ended last week with successes, had a munchy weekend, a Monday success, but failure the last couple of days. Weight up. Maybe I shouldn't be weighing until I have more compliance. Need these two good days before the weekend.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just stopping by to say Hey! Very Happy

I have been reading the journals instead of exercising, although I feel so much better when I just get up and do it.

This, so far, is I day I have not. But I am as soon as the Fox Report I am watching is over.

honest Cool

Hang in there...

(Edited to add, I just noticed from reading both of our stats that we have lost the same amount of weight, 14 pounds. That has made a big difference in my life and I am sure in yours as well. So be proud of that accomplishment)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Strawberry Roan!

Losing the weight I have has been good. However, I am still about 16 lbs. from my first goal. Got to get back to more weeks of N days.

Success today. Am determined not to eat any more tonight, as I have done the last two nights. I feel very content right now. The disappointment is still fresh enough, I think, to motivate me not to make the same mistake again.
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Stopping by to say Hello. Wishing you a happy Friday! Happy No S ing! Very Happy
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You've done awesome! You know it works. I have no doubt you'll reach that 16 lb goal and more!!!

Have a great weekend!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I go to check in, I get reminded of what my goals are and get frustrated that I am at the same place in terms of weight as I was many months ago. (I know this is a broken record.) Yet at certain moments, those goals go out the window. I had a perfect Vanilla No S week last week and entered this one with no qualms, yet I've had two red days in a row. I can't even explain why, as it is not hard to do Vanilla. I wish I could get someone to go karaoke singing tonight, as it would get me out of the house and it starts early enough that I could still get home at a reasonable time.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Oolala! I hope you were able to get out of the house and have some fun tonight! Just wanted to say that you are an encouragement to me. This is a marathon we are running not a sprint! You are sticking with it! It's necessary to get through the muck in order to rise victorious in the end. You are doing it...you are getting through the muck! Keep on keeping on! I hope I can do the same for myself! You are not giving up....that is what's important....not how long it takes!!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oolala53 wrote:
When I go to check in, I get reminded of what my goals are and get frustrated that I am at the same place in terms of weight as I was many months ago. (I know this is a broken record.) Yet at certain moments, those goals go out the window. I had a perfect Vanilla No S week last week and entered this one with no qualms, yet I've had two red days in a row. I can't even explain why, as it is not hard to do Vanilla. I wish I could get someone to go karaoke singing tonight, as it would get me out of the house and it starts early enough that I could still get home at a reasonable time.


Hi oolala!

That is kind of what I was experiencing the past couple months. I'd have a great Green week, and be feeling good about how things were going ... then for some reason the next week would be full of reds. We just have to pick ourselves back up when we hit a red, and find the green again. No matter how many times red finds us. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have had a good week, though some of it was because I had a cold over the weekend and beyond. Had two wonderful meals today. Bought a sobering exercise plan this week from the net and it had me feeling discouraged at first. Now I'm thinking maybe more is possible than I know. Also because of the Twinkie diet info. I just keep thinking if that crazy nutrition professor could get himself to eat junk for 10 weeks, I ought to be able to eat mostly good food and a moderate amount of junk forever and get this fat off me. Or 18 lbs. of it to start. Get me to 24.9 BMI. After that, who knows. Truth be told, I'm hungry for a lot less than I eat on the weekends. In fact, it's likely if I could time them right, I could probably eat two meals a day then because I'd probably have a bit richer brunch and dessert with dinner.
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Dec/17 23.8

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm the same way on the weekends -- two meals probably would be more than enough for me. The days are usually slower, and I can sleep in a bit (well, sometimes, depending on the dog.)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A green day.
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Dec/17 23.8

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay for Green days!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 11 complete and green.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just checking in to say Hey! You are doing awesome!
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