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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:40 am    Post subject: Minimizer Just Checking In Reply with quote

Breakfast: oatmeal, banana, yogurt, green tea

Lunch: salad w/ dressing; yogurt & almonds

Between meals: purple cow; lime in sparkling water; 1/2 cup milk

Dinner: turkey sausage links, kale, squash, potatoes, white wine

Bedtime: milk; 2 "supplemental" prunes (don't ask)

...and my vitamins...

Exercise: walked outdoors for a little over an hour
and my 5# weights routine
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

breakfast: oatmeal, blueberries, yogurt, green tea

lunch: omelet, salad (lettuce, tomato, peppers) w/dressing, potato salad

between meals: purple cow, lime juice in sparkling water

dinner: vegetable stir-fry (onion, peppers, carrots, yellow squash,
broccoli, Chinese cabbage), brown rice, white wine

bedtime: milk, 2 prunes

...and my vitamins...

Exercise: walked outdoors for about an hour
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Breakfast: oatmeal, blueberries, yogurt, green tea

Lunch: chicken salad, kale, banana, yogurt, almonds

Between meals: purple cow, lime juice w/sparkling water

Dinner: quinoa pasta, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, kale, white wine

Bedtime: kefir w/grape juice, 2 'supplemental' prunes

...and my vitamins...

Exercise: 5# weights routine
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

breakfast: oatmeal, banana, milk, green tea

lunch: yogurt, almonds, lettuce salad, green tea, herb tea

between meals: purple cow

dinner: salmon, green beans, squash, broccoli, baked potato w/evoo,
white wine

bedtime: milk

...and my vitamins...

exercise: walk outdoors
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you're really off to a good start!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Jan. I'll keep it up.

Breakfast: oatmeal, blueberries, yogurt, green tea

Lunch: salmon, green beans, broccoli, potato w/evoo, yogurt & almonds

between meals: purple cow

Dinner: family celebration with dessert

Bedtime: milk

...and my vitamins...

Exercise: half hour walk outdoors
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have done well this weekend. Didn't go overboard with the treats.
Very little between meal snacking--didn't really care to. I believe
the new habit is starting to settle in.
Also I'm being mindful about seconds.
Looking forward to tomorrow and I'll post my menus again
during the week.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't get my menus posted during the past week after all.
I am joining the August challenge and will report often this
month though. Not everyday, but often.
I am still liking the discipline that I am learning.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saturday

oatmeal, blueberries, yogurt
green tea
gluten-free bread

chocalate bar sections
coffee w/milk

yogurt w/grape juice & almonds
gluten-free bread

potatoes, green beans, white wine

yogurt, w/grape juice & almonds
gluten-free bread
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am back. Looks like I didn't post often in August after all.
I'll make the rest of September a good week and a half though.

Breakfast: oatmeal, banana, ff yogurt, green tea, one square of dark
chocolate.

Will be back later on today with the rest of my report.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lunch:

mashed boiled egg w/mayo on large whole wheat pita
carrot strips; pepper strips
sparkling water

bbl
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sunday afternoon snack:
blueberries with yogurt

Dinner:
chicken salad, vegetable salad w/light blue cheese dressing,
steamed squash, baked potato w/olive oil

Bedtime:
cup ff milk and couple of prunes
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today was a family birthday.
I had snacks, I had seconds, I had sweets.
Tomorrow will be a No S Day.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am back. How convenient--tomorrow is Saturday. Well, I will ease
back into this. I feel like I'm really ready this time.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's good that you are back. Suggestion if you are easing in: pick one rule and follow it. I think a little of this and a little of that ends up, too often, as not much of anything, you know?
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I am back. How convenient--tomorrow is Saturday. Well, I will ease
back into this. I feel like I'm really ready this time.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:57 pm    Post subject: Nearly Yearly Update Reply with quote

Clearly I wasn't ready to get back to No-S'ing when I posted last November. I believe that I am ready now. Today is Saturday so I have this weekend to re-read the book and get my mindset all ready for Monday morning.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm back.
Starting tonight at dinner.

Rumbledethumps, salad, fruit compote.
White wine while I was cooking.
And my vitamins.

I PROMISE I will return tomorrow!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back as promised.

Started out with breakfast:
Big bowl of oatmeal w/blueberries & banana slices & plain yogurt.
Ginger tea.

BBL with lunch and dinner reports.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lunch & dinner report:

Lunch--2 rice cakes w/hummus, 1 rice cake w/Swiss cheese,
canned crushed pineapple w/plain yogurt & almonds & whey protein

Dinner--Laura's Lean beef patty cooked w/Classico basil & tomato sauce,
brown rice, green beans, canned crushed pineapple & banana slices & almonds, cup of milk
(white wine while I cooked--not too much...)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot to journal this:

I walked for about an hour while at our farm today. Outdoors in the fresh air. Gotta love it!!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also forgot to mention this:

Drank a cup of milk this afternoon. Took it with me since I knew it would be a long time between meals--from about noon until about 7pm. That's a long time for me, especially for the first full day. I'm supposed to be making sure I get plenty of calcium, too--doctor's orders...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not an entirely successful day. Not giving up. This is only a blip.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blip happens. Wink
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Not an entirely successful day. Not giving up. This is only a blip.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blip happens indeed!

This Saturday--not much different from a weekday, until dinner.
Breakfast (oatmeal, banana, milk, peppermint tea); no morning snack; lunch (clam chowder, English muffin w/butter, avocado half), milk; no afternoon snack.
No seconds, no sweets....
Until dinnertime--then I did have a dessert. Had a small
snack (bread w/evoo) while cooking dinner, with some white wine.
Dinner: sausage link, steamed squash, steamed carrot, potatoes,
almond milk to drink.
My dessert was a Balance Bar (lemon meringue flavor--better than
a lemon bar--not so terribly rich)...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a good weekend, not unreasonable at all.
Looking forward to Monday No S tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Br: oatmeal, banana, blueberries, plain yogurt; ginger tea

Lunch: beef pattie, tomato sauce, brown rice, salad w/blue cheese dressing

Afternoon: 100% cherry juice & almond milk/milk

Dinner: soup beans, corn bread, spinach, fruit compote; white wine (1)

Today was a success.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BR: oatmeal, blueberries, banana, yogurt; ginger tea; 100% cherry juice

Lunch: leftover cornbread; casserole of leftovers; cantaloupe

Afternoon: almond milk

Dinner: potato-cabbage casserole; steamed carrot; 1/2 sausage link; yogurt w/ almonds; white wine

Bedtime: milk/cherry juice
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BR: oatmeal, blueberries, banana, plain yogurt; ginger tea

Lunch: rice cakes, hummus, Swiss cheese; 1/2 avocado; yogurt, cherry juice, almonds

Cherry juice; almond milk & coconut milk

Dinner: salad w/blue cheese dressing; chicken salad; bread

Coconut milk
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BR: oatmeal, blueberries, banana, plain yogurt; ginger tea

Lunch: egg salad on rice cakes; yogurt/whey/pineapple/almonds; bread & butter; decaf tea

Dinner: rice pasta, sauce, Mozzarella; squash; fruit compote; bread; white wine

Coconut milk
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BR: oatmeal, banana, yogurt; bread & butter

Lunch: banana/yogurt/whey/blueberries/almonds; hummus & rice cakes; slice bread

Dinner: potatoes; brown rice; cabbage/carrots/onion/garlic/evoo; white wine

Coconut milk
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saturday and Sunday were two very S days.
On target today, Monday, as a Non-S day. I will report back at the end
of the week, with all Successes is the plan.....Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last week was quite a success.
This weekend I'm not eating as much as last weekend (fewer snacks).
Looking forward to another great week!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not doing as well this week. Monday and Wednesday were good, Tuesday and today not so much. Tomorrow will be good, I am determined.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Life goes on. Have a good Friday.
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Not doing as well this week. Monday and Wednesday were good, Tuesday and today not so much. Tomorrow will be good, I am determined.

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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been away for a couple months. Believe I'll be back posting on Monday. "Monday will be different"...
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm back, as I promised myself I would be today.
Breakfast: rice chex & milk, oatmeal & banana.
Lunch: fresh mozzarella on rice cake, cooked kale, mashed banana with whey protein & blueberries & almonds.
I had some milk to drink between meals so far.
Supper plan: salmon & vegetables & brown rice.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday--success.
Today: breakfast: oatmeal, banana, yogurt, rice chex, milk.
lunch: salmon, brown rice, sweet potato, rice cake & fresh mozzarella, grape juice.
supper plan: blackeyed peas, brown rice, beets, broccoli, yogurt with almonds.
between meals: purple cow (milk & grape juice)
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday: Success

Today, so far:
Breakfast: oatmeal, banana, yogurt; rice chex, milk
Lunch: cheese on rice cake; blackeyed peas on brown rice; mashed banana with whey protein, yogurt, blueberries, & almonds; grape juice

Supper plan:
Broccoli quiche (crustless); pears (cooked w/cinnamon); salad of lettuce, carrots, bell pepper, light blue cheese dressing

Purple cows between lunch & supper and at bedtime

Urban ranged today for 45 minutes
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am onto the Potatoes Not Prozac idea. I am eating my three meals, each with adequate protein. No sugar, no refined carbs. Then a potato with evoo three hours after supper each night. I am also having some milk in the afternoon between lunch & supper....so far so good. Will report later as things progress. I started this week (Monday).
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will return tomorrow........Promise!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:54 pm    Post subject: stats Reply with quote

Weighing in the 130s, not so bad really. But I'm short and have quite the muffin top. I really had been working on it until depression set in a couple weeks ago and threw me off. I will get back on track...No S-ing and Urban Ranger-ing, that's the plan. I'll be a Mall Ranger when the weather is not suitable for walking in the Earth Gym...
And this is important--my glass ceiling will be Zero!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:27 pm    Post subject: snacking Reply with quote

The hardest part (for me) of No S days is to not snack between meals. I tend to get headaches if my blood sugar gets low. Drinking milk, or even a purple cow, helps considerably. This is the plan for now, as I get back on track. (1% organic milk is rich enough for me.)

'No sweets' is the easiest to control--all I have to do is to keep them out of the house. DH does have dark chocolate around here quite often, but chocolate really doesn't agree with me any more so I can usually talk myself out of having any.

'Seconds' is getting easier to avoid--my digestion is slowing down it seems. Indigestion is a drag.

Aloe vera juice is something I am into lately and I love it! A juice glass of it in the morning before breakfast is a very helpful habit--soothing in so many ways! I recommend it!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep thinking about No S in the back of my mind--the hardest part for me is no snacking. I have done no sweets in the past for months at a time, I know I can do that part. No seconds isn't a problem as long as I fill my plate adequately--it doesn't take all that much food to satisfy me at a meal really. Knowing that I can have (non-sweet) liquids between meals is what I know would get me through the days. I will be back tomorrow and I will report daily--I have decided. I will finish out the year doing this, and on into 2012.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dinner:

Salmon loaf
Potatoes
Yellow squash
Spinach
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Breakfast:
Oatmeal, Banana, Whey Protein, Yogurt

Lunch:
Potato Salad, Pineapple, Yogurt, Peanuts

Afternoon:
Milk
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dinner:
Salmon, Brown Rice, Broccoli & Carrot, Yogurt, Pineapple, Peanuts

Nighttime:
Milk


Today I had one small piece of Dove chocolate, given to me by someone and would have been impolite to not take it. Besides, I actually forgot about No S until after I ate it....

So, the weekend will be successful S days and Monday will be a successful N day.
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back from the weekend...

Had a piece of Derby pie on Saturday at a Derby party. Sunday was a snack-ish sort of day--no sweets though since I don't keep them around the house and I didn't go out anywhere.

Today so far:

Breakfast--oatmeal w/banana & whey protein, green tea, and a cup of goat milk.


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LUNCH:

Egg salad on rice cake, Blueberries, Peanuts, some Milk
Spinach

AFTERNOON:

Goat Milk

DINNER:

Whiting
Brown rice
Broccoli
Lettuce & Shredded Carrot & Blue Cheese Dressing inside 1/2 Pita
One serving Pinot Grigio

EVENING:

Milk

Today was a SUCCESS
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far today:

BREAKFAST:
oatmeal, banana, green tea, goat's milk

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like you're doing good! seeing that others had to learn self-discipline too is encouraging!
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Needless to say I've not been doing well on No S-ing for the past three week, otherwise I would have been posting.
Going to start up again tomorrow. Hopeful about it.

I believe I will have to write everything down ON PAPER and then just
report here if I have success (or not). Also trying to not be on the computer so much. So we'll see how it goes.

If there is a June challenge I'd like to join that.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh goodie! I see that my last post (just a few minutes ago) has put me on a new page (Page Two)....and that is just what will help me in 'turning over a new leaf'--literally! Hooray!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm back.
Starting the day with oatmeal, banana, milk, & tea.
Getting ready for a long walk.
Lunch after that.

I'll be back later with more....yes I will!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!

It's my plan to No-S through the holidays, and beyond.

I took a nice, long walk before lunch.

Lunch:
banana, yogurt, whey protein, blueberries, & almonds
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Afternoon: milk ('purple cow')

Dinner:fish (whiting); spinach; broccoli; carrot; brown rice; & olive oil
Brazil nuts & prunes
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And tonight:

Milk; & some wine

Tomorrow: Saturday.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even though it's Saturday, this is a No S day for me. Since I just started yesterday, I don't want to break my momentum and I can use the practice.
Next weekend I believe I'll be ready for a couple of S days.

BR: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, peanuts, & tea

LUN: banana, whey, yogurt, blueberries, almonds; English muffin w/butter

BBL...
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Welcome Back! I'm just back myself and this is day 6 of a 21 day challenge for me. Let's encourage each other.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been following Weight Watchers online for several months. I lost 14 pounds. I'm ready to maintain my current weight of 120 by using No S habits. I'll be posting semi-regularly. So yes, I'm back for another try at establishing good habits--not just to maintain my weight, but also because I wish to eat in a 'civilized' fashion, and hopefully get past some food issues as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday was a green day for me, my first day back.
I did have a glass of milk between breakfast and lunch,
and a cup of herbal tea between lunch and dinner.
In the evening, later on after dinner, I had two 5-oz.
white wine servings (my glass ceiling). Also I took a
50-minute walk after dinner.
Making sure to have protein, fiber, and some fat with
each meal.
Weight this morning: 119.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today is Day 2 back. Green day!
Breakfast: oatmeal cooked in milk--added whey protein, blueberries, sliced banana, coconut oil.
Lunch: cheese on rye, baby carrots, yogurt w/peanuts
Dinner: chicken-spinach curry, basmati rice, banana & yogurt.
Tonight I'm having two 5-oz servings white wine (glass ceiling reached).
Between meals: nothing between breakfast & lunch; herbal tea, also a cup of milk, between lunch and dinner.
I think it will really work for me this time. I am in the habit of not snacking after dinner. Between meal snacking isn't too difficult really--as long as I can have a little milk if I really need a little something to tide me over.
I just don't keep desserts around the house, so that will be a snap during the week--I will make sure to have some sweets during weekends though (I think it's probably important to do this...)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 3 = green day.

Breakfast: oatmeal, banana, plain yogurt, whey protein, coconut oil. One cup of black tea.
Lunch: One slice rye bread w/butter. Mashed banana w/coconut oil, plain yogurt, whey protein, blueberries, unsalted peanuts.
Afternoon: herbal tea; cup milk.
Dinner: Chickpea curry, basmati rice, cooked kale w/olive oil, plain yogurt w/peanuts.
Tonight: two 5-oz. servings of white wine (my glass ceiling)

Making a real effort to include protein, fiber, and healthy fat with every meal.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot to weigh myself yesterday morning, but this morning I did and I weigh 120.
I took two walks yesterday, for a total time of almost 1 1/2 hours.
Breakfast: my usual oatmeal, along with sliced banana, whey protein, coconut oil, plain yogurt; a cup of black tea.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lunch was a plate of: bread & butter, string cheese, leftover chickpea curry, baby carrots, plain yogurt with blueberries.
Afternoon: herbal tea; coconut milk.
Dinner: fresh baked salmon, French green beans, bread & butter, milk.
Bedtime: purple cow
Green day...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today--Friday--is actually an S day for me, and for very good reason.
Out-of-town relatives are houseguests and here for a very special wedding.
The rehearsal dinner is tonight and the wedding is tomorrow.
So I declare this a very SPECIAL long weekend. Woohoo!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoy the festivities! I like reading your menus!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, snapdragon.
I'm very ready to have a very good week of N days.
Weekend was special and a lot of fun, but I really
don't feel so well when I eat too much!
Breakfast...the usual....oatmeal, banana, plain yogurt,
whey protein, coconut oil. Black tea.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lunch: hash brown potatoes casserole, crescent roll, cantaloupe.
Purple cows today.
Dinner: brown rice pasta, pasta sauce, fresh mozzarella; broccoli; plain yogurt w/blueberries & peanuts.
I didn't gain weight on my long and celebratory weekend.
120.8# today.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually yesterday ended up being a red day--didn't mess up much, but still must be considered a 'fail'.
Today was green though.
Tomorrow I shall return.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wednesday and Thursday were successful.
This morning I weigh 119 and that means that
No S is working for maintaining my weight so
far!
Determined to make Friday a success and
looking forward to the weekend.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe that it's been so long since I tried to do this.
I have given up caffeine in the meantime. And as of yesterday
I've decided to see how long I can go without drinking any
wine (or alcohol of any type actually).
It's Friday night and I dearly hope to be back here on
Monday and say that I am starting off the week the No S way...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Minimizer!
I just glanced through your thread. I saw that you had dropped from 130 down to 120 and then you had been working on maintenance.
Welcome back!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like your quote, AE Smile
Having a good weekend--just the 'right amount'
of snacking (not much really) and a treat today.
Looking forward to Monday through Friday!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Successful day. Three meals, no snacks! Go me!
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Good job!
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Just wanted to say: love your screen name
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! & Thanks!
Tuesday was a success.
Wednesday so far is going well!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finishing this Wednesday as a success
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thursday is a success.
I'm down in the back, so no exercise Sad
However I rocked my three plates like a champ!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Friday is going well and I have no doubt I will finish this week as a success.

I write down what I eat in a notebook--this helps me to be sure I get enough calcium-containing foods included in my day, plus vegetables and fruits.

I'm planning what I'll bake for a weekend treat--I found some almond flour in the freezer that I have not used so far so I have to find a good recipe.
Not too sweet though--I like a little sweet but not too much.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I baked some date-nut bars today, using the almond flour that has been in my freezer for some time. I'll freeze what isn't eaten by my family today and then will be all ready for next weekend!
Having a decent weekend--love it!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you are doing well.
Enjoy the rest of your S day and the upcoming N Days. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, AE.
It's good to be back to a new week of N days--it's a relief really.
I like structure. It's good to know that an S day is never any more
than five days away though.

I've been photographing many of my plates of food, adding to my
mindfulness of what I'm doing & how much I'm eating.

Today's menu:

Breakfast: oatmeal with coconut oil, sliced banana, whey protein, & plain yogurt--all mixed together in my breakfast bowl. Black tea to drink.

Lunch: egg salad on rice cake, carrot, plain yogurt w/blueberries & peanuts, and a little leftover brown rice to fill a blank spot on my lunch plate.

Afternoon: herb tea; milk.

Supper: chicken thigh, big salad, and some more leftover brown rice with
olive oil. White wine--and I've reached my glass ceiling, so no more for me.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good day. Tomorrow will be tricky due to an unusual schedule. Hoping to figure out a way to make it work without a headache.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made it through the day as a success, there was milk to drink at the seminar today which tided me over until late lunch. Finished dinner now and won't be eating anything else tonight.
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yay! good job making it through your tricky day!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I had to eat breakfast so early and lunch so late yesterday, but that milk really saved the day! Hubs is No S-ing with me too and I think he likes it so far. He is cooking dinner tonight!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is an S Day, I observe St Valentine's Day. Hubs cooking again, gotta love it!
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Hope dinner is delicious!
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Yes, it was a delish dinner on Valentine's night. Hubs baked some sockeye salmon. We also had French green beans and scalloped potatoes.
However, I'm afraid I overdid it with wine and as a result, I have really
decided to take a good long break from drinking (perhaps permanently).
I really don't want to feel like a limp dishrag in the mornings any more. I know I can do it--
I'm not a daily drinker--but I drink often enough that I think it is affecting
my energy and productivity.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having a good week so far and no wine since Friday.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today's menu:

Breakfast: oatmeal, whey protein, banana; black tea

Lunch: egg salad on rice cakes; yogurt w/blueberries & peanuts; pear

Afternoon: herb tea; milk

Dinner: salmon; salad; sweet potato

Tonight: milk

No wine for six days now.
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Having a good week. Looking forward to the weekend though.
Breakfast: oatmeal, whey protein, banana; tea
Lunch: egg salad on rice cakes; leftover sweet potato; yogurt w/blueberries & peanuts
Dinner: chicken breast; cabbage/carrot/onion/potato; brown rice
Also today: milk & herbal tea
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having a good weekend. Habits are carrying over from N-Days so that I
don't feel like snacking for the most part. I do allow some sweet treats that
I make myself (I like the know the ingredients of what I'm eating).
This afternoon I will have some baked custard and a date bar or date
square. I baked the date squares last weekend and had the leftovers
in the freezer to save for this weekend.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Breakfast:
oatmeal, banana, whey protein; tea

Lunch:
Greek yogurt w/blueberries & peanuts; baby carrots; rice cakes

Afternoon: herb tea; milk

Dinner: chicken curry & brown rice; salad; avocado half; milk

This is my tenth day straight with no wine : )
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on your "dry" 10 days!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aw thanks, auto. I'm feeling so much better by abstaining.
Today is the eleventh day straight!

I had a terrible headache this afternoon. Often a snack will
help to relieve a headache, whereas something like ibuprofen
won't do it. Today I just drank a cup of milk and took two
ibuprofen and then the headache finally left a couple hours
later. So I guess I'll do that again next time it happens.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi minimizer, I was wondering if the headache's can be helped with a snack they might be a sign of either dehydration or low blood sugar? Both could be helped with a glass of water and some milky tea (or if it's the bloodsugar coffee. Herbal tea with milk such as Redbush or one of the yogi-tea range preferable to coffee obviously in case it's the dehydration, maybe even consider a little bit of honey/sugar in them but not too much).
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right, eschano, I believe it was caused by low blood sugar in part.
Probably hadn't had enough water either. Another thing is the sun was
very bright and I had just come indoors from the bright outdoors--bright
sunlight is very often a headache trigger for me.

Still doing well on these N days and I'll be posting an update on my
weight stats at the end of the month.
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