3 Year Anniversary of NoS! It only gets better.....

(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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3 Year Anniversary of NoS! It only gets better.....

Post by vmsurbat » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:48 pm

Woohoo! This month I celebrate 3 Years of NoS sanity.

For those who want the whole story, I list my two earlier anniversary posts:

Year 1 Check-in: http://www.everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=5306
Year 2 Check-in: http://www.everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=6629

I reread them today, and everything I wrote then still holds true today.

So what has this third year of NoS brought to me?

First, the metrics: I've lost another 5 pounds and "half" a size. In other words, a total of 45 pounds, and some clothes that were formerly tight fit comfortably, and I sometimes need to drop down a size when shopping to get a good fit.

Second, the lifestyle: I absolutely LOVE how NoS flexes with my life. For example, last fall/winter, we were on a three month furlough. Every other furlough, I've gained 10 pounds. This time, even while enjoying all kinds of treats and being guests and many days of eating out, I lost 1/2 pound. Another example: All summer we host boatloads of people and I used to gain weight because of the sheer amount of "company" meals and special events. But now, I can enjoy these months, knowing that while I won't lose, I won't gain either. And the peace of mind that brings is priceless.

Third, the inner mind: I've gotten even more in tune with my body. In the past three months or so, I've slowly realized that after eating my "normal" meals, I wasn't really getting hungry by the time the next meal rolled around--and I didn't like that still-stuffed feeling! I am in the process of learning to reduce my portion sizes just the amount I need to in order to enjoy my meals, be energized, and happily anticipate the next one when the next meal time rolls around. I am getting there, but summertime is a challenge due to our many guests and events.

What's next? NoS, of course! And probably another 5 pounds this year and a whole lot of enjoyment. It really does just get better and better....
Vicki in MNE
7! Yrs. with Vanilla NoS, down 55+lb, happily maintaining and still loving it!

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Post by NoSnacker » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:53 am

Hi, I hope to someday be saying exactly what you are saying. I'm tasting the sanity a bit now, but know I have a long way to go.

Congrats on your sanity and weight loss..and the shopping experience that must feel so good toooo.
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Post by DaveMc » Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:37 am

Fantastic! I love hearing long-term success stories like yours, I think it's where NoS really beats the competition most decisively. Well done, and congratulations on your continued success.

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Post by jellybeans01 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:32 pm

What an awsome testimonial. My husband and I are missionaries and we do the furlough thing sometimes twice a year to meet with all of our churches. I know how those are and anyone who can come away from furlough and lose weight is doing quite well.

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Post by Too solid flesh » Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:34 pm

Congratulations, Vicki! It's inspiring to hear of your progress and maintenance.
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Post by NoSRocks » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:34 pm

FABULOUS! Many Congratulations!!

I've been following your No S journey for the past 3 years and you are SUCH an inspiration to me! Very exciting - THANK YOU!!
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Post by r.jean » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:14 am

Thank you for your interesting post. I was especially interested in your summer successes since summer is a challenge for me too.
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Post by reinhard » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:51 pm

Congratulations, Vicki! This is such a triumph, on so many levels.

Thanks also for linking to your previous update threads.

Looking forward to many more years!


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Post by NoSnacker » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:50 am

Congrats on finding your sanity, it is such a wonderful feeling. I'm only 2 months into No S and so glad to read success stories..everyone on here is wonderful and helpful.

Here's to ya and your next weight loss goal, but mostly to the sanity we learn from No S.
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Post by Sammybunny711 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:27 pm

That is a WONDERFUL testament to the power of this lifestyle~
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Post by threewhales » Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:44 am

I have loved reading all of your posts:)
I have committed full throttle to this way of eating and after reading your posts, I know I have made the right decision.
I can hardly wait for my one year anniversary!
Thanks for posting.
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Post by Amy3010 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:52 am

Reading your three anniversary posts makes me feel hopeful as I think of the very real possibility of finally having healthy and sustainable eating behaviors. Thanks for sharing!

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