How long have y'all been on the boards?

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How long have y'all been on the boards?

Post by Threadbenders » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:07 pm

NoS is going great. I have been reading all of the past posts (wheww!!) As I have read names that come and go I have wondered, how long have the active members here been posting on the board? And related, how long have you been NoSing?

Cathy B 8)
Weight Jan. 2010--252 lbs.
Weight starting Nos September 6, 2011--183.4 lbs.
Current weight--178.4 lbs
Goal weight (?)--140 lbs.

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Post by veggirl1964 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:15 pm

I've been coming and going since 2008. I kept going because I kept thinking that I wanted to lose weight faster before NoSing. Now that I weight about 15 pounds MORE than when I first discovered NoS (having gained and lost much weight in between), I give up! No S is the only way I can eat without obsessing about food. The obsessing about food helps to lose, but also makes me gain as soon as I get tired of calories, points, portions sizes, etc. So, I'm back since the end of September. So far October has been a perfect NoS month. Just trying to get that habit down!

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Post by jellybeans01 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:36 am

I've been on this forum for over a year. I started on the no s forum through spark people. I lost 10lbs then came over to this forum because it had a little more action. I am at the end of my pregnancy so I have been the best no ser and I have not recently been quite as active, but I sure check it often.

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Post by vmsurbat » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:07 am

I discovered the NoS site in July 2008 after looking at a myriad of weight-loss sites in a desperate attempt to lose the 50+ pounds I'd mysteriously gained over the years. I didn't have a weird dieting history but did attempt to eat healthily--thus, I was very perplexed by my heaviness.

NoS was the only proposal that made sense to me and seemed doable in our situation (large family, many guests over) as I could follow NoS and no one else would have to even know....

I immediately joined, followed NoS prinicples as best I could, and I've never jumped off the wagon. In the past three years, I've lost 45+ pounds and am STILL losing. (Turns out that I probably ate the equivalent of an entire meal while prepping food and another one by a (previously) poor habit of taking a small serving first and then another, and sometimes even a third. All those small little servings never SEEMED like much....I was totally deceived). Anyway, after the first year of losing steadily, I had many months of not losing anything, and then, suddenly, a few months with a few more pounds gone.

I am currently within a good BMI for my age and height and have been UTTERLY thrilled with my NoS journey....It is a delightful, satisfying way to live.

Vicki in MNE
7! Yrs. with Vanilla NoS, down 55+lb, happily maintaining and still loving it!

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Post by Blithe Morning » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:52 am

I've been doing No S in various stages of compliance for more than three years. Since May of this year, I've been doing what I call Doable Fitness which is vanilla No S with various guidelines and a minimum of cardio and weight training for a minimum of 45 minutes 5 days a week.

My participation in the board varies depending on what else is going on in my life. And as much as I love No S, really there is only so much you can say about the basics.

It works wonderfully for me.

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Post by r.jean » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:07 am

Ten months for me, and I plan to stay with it. It was about losing weight at first, and that remains a goal. However, it is now more about maintaining the healthier lifestyle that I have developed. This includes both eating patterns and exercise and a different attitude toward food.
The journey is the reward.
Maintenance is progress.

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Post by Who Me? » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:50 pm

I've been doing this for about six months. Haven't stepped on a scale, yet. I like how things are going.

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Post by ThomsonsPier » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:03 am

I've been loitering here since 2006, which is long enough ago that I had to find one of my posts to look at the date. I started eating this way at the same time, reached a healthy weight and build within a year, and haven't moved much since.

It's a trick. Get an axe.

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Post by r.jean » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:20 pm

It is good to hear from someone who has reached long term maintenance. Thanks for the post ThompsonsPier.
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Post by bjalda » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:25 pm

Since april this year (6-7months ago)! I started to implement the 3 meal structure because I read somewhere that it was better than the so often recommended 5 or even 6 meals a day (sounds bizarre now).
One day I was searching for the term "gluttony" and this site came up. I loved it, this system just fit my beliefs.. and that's when I started. I am doing the habitCal thing for about 3-4 months now.. and it is getting better all the time (:
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Post by oolala53 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:57 pm

I first got on the site in fall of 2008 and had about 9 weeks total of compliance over the next year. Then in January of 2010, I committed to a year-actually to two years. I've had mostly good experiences, though my S days are still wild. I've never stopped to try anything else and just wrote a long post about the silliness of one book I looked at. I am 100% positive that my life is much better now, I've kept off 17 pounds and still believe I'm going to get better and lose more. I do not fear regaining all my weight though I sometimes get discouraged about losing more. I still love my meals, I love getting hungry, and I love not worrying about what I eat. It's hard to imagine a better system. If I can't get "there" tweaking No S, I ain't goin'.
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SBMI Jan/10-30.8
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
Mar/18 22.2

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Post by BrightAngel » Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:57 pm

I've been posting on this forum consistently
since I first began in spring of 2008.
I've been working on different aspects of the Habit concept since then,
but I also count calories, keep a computer food journal,
and eat the same on weekends as on weekdays,
and am not "vanilla" No S.
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Post by Threadbenders » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:38 pm

Thanks for all of the responses. I love hearing about people still in the 'flush' of the first year, as well as those who have been NoSing for years.

Cathy B
Weight Jan. 2010--252 lbs.
Weight starting Nos September 6, 2011--183.4 lbs.
Current weight--178.4 lbs
Goal weight (?)--140 lbs.

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Post by 3-0-7 girl » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:56 pm

I have only been here since Labor Day weekend 2011. I had actually done NO S modified for years in the 90's with huge success. I went back to my slightly modified NO S labor day weekend this year.

The way I do it is 3 meals a day, zero in between, no seconds, no snacks, and I have a little bit of sweets daily after one or two meals. Like bite size.

I can't do Vanilla NO S because the snacks on the weekends and more than a small amount of sweets at a time would wreck havoc with my blood sugar. I am Juvenile Diabetic. Of course all JD's are insulin dependent and I find the NO S keeps my BS in great balance and I can enjoy all foods.

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Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God… (Dt. 11:26-28.)

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