December 1st

(New!) Read (or post) about people who have stuck with No-S for 10 or more months, lost 10 or more pounds, or 10 or more percent for their starting weight. Periodic updates strongly encouraged -- you can think of it as "Yearly Check In."

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December 1st

Post by WouldYouEva » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:05 pm

Dec. 1st of last year, I started No S. It's Dec. 1st again, and I am still on No S. Wish my weight loss were greater than ~30 lbs. but that's 10% of what I weighed. I could probably goose it a bit if I were more active but when it feels like your knees are being sledge-hammered just walking to the bathroom, it's hard.

Still, I've probably had fewer than a dozen non-weekend S days since I started, so my habits are changed. That's got to count for something.

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Post by gratefuldeb67 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:11 am

That is wonderful Eva!!! 30 lbs in a year is a great success!!!!
It's those fad diets that promise 30 lbs loss in a month, that perverts our own vision of what should be considered normal or healthy..
Good for you!!! I wish you much more success in continuing on your journey!!
Very inspirational!!
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Post by reinhard » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:46 pm

Congratulations!

And please don't diminish your accomplishment! You met all three of the "quantitative criteria/guidelines" for posting here. What's more, it sounds like you have really solid habits in place -- that counts for a lot!

Thank you for sharing your success with us here and best wishes going forward,

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Post by mrsj » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:43 am

30 pounds in a year is a great success and you should be very proud of your accomplishment!!! I know what you mean when you say that your knees feel like they've been hit by a sledgehammer. Have you tried to start with just 5 minutes walking every day? What has really saved my knees and tendons is MBT shoes. They are expensive, but worth every penny. I wear mine when I do housework. Housework can be a workout too. Plus, you're home, and when you start to hurt you can sit down and take a break.
Keep up the good work!
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Post by Kathleen » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:54 pm

WouldYouEve,

Have you ever noticed how the Google weight loss ads on this site are always about how to lose weight fast? Today's is:
"Obey 2 Simple Rules And Lose 9 Lbs A Week Guaranteed".

Bunk.

Quick weight loss is like shotgun wedding, only some shotgun weddings actually last!

From someone who was on this diet a year ago and has lost fewer than five pounds since then (but also had a few detours!), CONGRATULATIONS!

Kathleen
03/10/19: 218.0 pounds
I am eating as much as I want of whatever I want between noon and 7 PM daily, if convenient. I also am exercising.

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Post by Ms » Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:42 pm

Congrats! Some weight loss is way better than no weight loss. And you've tackled the most important part of weigh loss: developing habits that lead to weight loss. Your weight loss is something to be proud of. Keep up the good work :D

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Post by ~reneew » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:26 pm

30 pounds is a huge success! next time you're in the grocery store, go find 2 turkeys that are about 15 pounds and carry those around for a while and you'll see what a great thing you've done. EVERY SINGLE POUND COUNTS!!!
I guess this doesn't work unless you actually do it.
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Post by Jaxhil » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:32 pm

I agree, FANTASTIC results!! You should be Proud!!
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Post by Too solid flesh » Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:58 pm

Congratulations, WouldYouEva. You're doing brilliantly!

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Post by oolala53 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:40 pm

I'm almost 4 months in and feeling a bit discouraged over my S days. REading your post makes me realize I need to feel good over my N days. I'm impressed with your courage to stick to this so that now it's second nature. Keep up with us!
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Just an update

Post by WouldYouEva » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:09 pm

I hadn't weighed myself in awhile, but did so last Friday, and discovered I am now down almost 38 lbs. from when I started. Part of this may have come from being in the hospital for several days, on clear liquids, but I'm also trying to be more active, within my limit of my disability. This morning, not only did I have to use a belt on my pants, but I had to make a new hole to make it tighter. :P

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Post by Too solid flesh » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:41 pm

I am sorry to hear about your hospital stay, and hope that you are feeling better now.

Congratulations on your wonderful progress.
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Post by WouldYouEva » Sat May 01, 2010 4:53 am

I went to the doctor's this AM, and, of course, they had to weigh me.

Somebody's scale is off. There's no way I could have lost 8-9 lbs. in one week.

If it turns out the doctor's scale is correct, I'm about 1/3 of the way where I want to be.

Of course, you could say that I'm already there since I seldom have red days.

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I'm back!

Post by WouldYouEva » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:23 am

Well, December 1st has come and gone again.

I have lost 120 lbs. since I started, 40 lbs. of it on No S.

I'm back again because I'm starting to gain, and I'm gaining because I'm eating sweets and snacks.

I'm hoping that being vigilant about No S will stop my weight gain. But if it doesn't, I still think I'm better off following it.

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Post by NoSRocks » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:56 am

Many congratulations and good wishes on your ongoing success!! WOW!! 120 lbs - fantastic!!! absolutely fantastic!!!!
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Post by funfuture » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:06 am

That's a fabulous weight loss! Fantastic! Really. You so deserve a huge congratulations. Wow! Well done.

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Post by ~reneew » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:42 pm

Wonderful! Congratulations!!!
What you've done is incredible, so don't sell yourself short! There are many of us that wish we were in your shoes. You give us incentive.
I guess this doesn't work unless you actually do it.
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Post by oolala53 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:54 pm

Hey, you inspired me awhile back, and I'm still here, doing even better. I hope you get the results you want. It's a great way to live.
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Post by Ann_48 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:53 am

WouldYouEva, Congratulations on your weight loss. That is fantastic and inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

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Post by WouldYouEva » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:36 am

Four years and a month since I started No S. Two operations later*, I went from a starting weight here of 298, to 256 the morning of my weight loss surgery, to 157.4 lbs. back in August, to 162 lbs. now.

*VSG-a weight loss surgery in June 2011, and bi-lateral knee replacement in August 2012.

No S works.

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Post by oolala53 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:32 am

Hoo-rah. Glad to hear No S is supporting you.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
Age 65
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Jan/12-26.8
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
Mar/18 22.2

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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Post by reinhard » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:27 pm

Congratulations on your tremendous and sustained achievement!

Nothing makes me happier than to hear successful old timers say No-s is still working for them.

I know that all too often surgery isn't the silver bullet people would like it to be so I'm delighted you've been able to combine the two approaches (I'm guessing permasnacking might be the great danger here, so in a way no-s might be an ideal supplement). We've gotten a lot of questions about that over the years and it's great to see evidence of such success.

Best wishes for 2013 and thank you for swinging by here again!

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Post by ironchef » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:27 am

Wow, that is a huge accomplishment. Inspiring stuff!

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