over 70 lbs down with 3 meals a day

(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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herbsgirl
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over 70 lbs down with 3 meals a day

Post by herbsgirl » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:56 pm

I know most of you probably already saw my testemonial on Facebook and read my check-in thread, but this will be my official No S testemonial!

I started on October 14, 2013 counting my bites and within a week or two began to limit my meals/eating episodes to 4 times a day. I did that for a bit and then went to 3 times a day. I lost around 70 lbs in 19 weeks time, I am in my 6th week of weight maintenance and its been over 5 months scince I started....

I tried Vanilla NO S a time or two year(s) ago Without having as many mods, and it just did not work for me. Came back and found that bite counting + No S was perfect for a Lifestyle Change that helped me lose all my weight and something I wanted to do as a Lifesytle Change for Wieght Maintenance

One of the 10 keys in Ann Fletcher's Book Thin For Life is



Do it your Way

quote from

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/mainten ... r-way.html
The focus of chapter 3 of Thin For Life is how to pick the right diet for weight loss and the message is loud and clear – do it your way! This concept is going to sound very familiar to us here at Maintainers since we’ve discussed this point over and over again – the best diet is the one that comfortably fits your life and that you can follow for the rest of your life.

Both Anne Fletcher’s weight loss masters and NWCR study participants split about evenly between people who lost weight on their own plans and those who were ‘program people’. Not surprisingly, just about every successful maintainer incorporated exercise into their weight loss plan. It’s interesting to note that: “Very few masters lost weight following fad diets. None attributed their success to diet pills.†So the book’s conclusion (p 63) is that:
Quote:
As much as I’d like to tell you that there is one 'right' way to lose weight, the bottom line, when it comes to selecting a plan to get the weight off, is that the process is highly individual.

I believe that sometimes No S with Mods does work for some poeple. And not every eating style works for everyone. As Ann Fletcher says, do what works for YOU! ;)


And so I have been able to make No S work for me with a few Mods.

My Mods are

1) Bite Counting--putting a portion control system on every N and S day except Capital S days (more later on this)

2) I eat sweets anyday as long as it is within my bite count.

Those are the Mods I do.

My basic way of eating is

** I eat 3 Meals a day

**I usually eat 3 Meals a day on S days

** I allow myself to eat more bites on S days

** I count my bites and stay within my bite goals

**I eat slowly about a minute apart for each bite on N and S days This helps me feel satisfied with a smaller amount of food, helps my body realize its full better . For more information on this and how I do it, Read this post in my blog http://countyourbites.blogspot.com/2013 ... h-big.html

**I have One day a month that I call
Capital S days I can pretty much do what I want on these days when it comes to food, for the most part.

This allows me scheduled days to have a free day and yet, 1 day a month is about perfect for me. 8 days a month like that were too many for me to be able to lose weight with Vanilla No S. One is perfect


I firmly believe in Reinhard's Habit Concept Principle.

When you the same thing, day in and day out, week after week, month after month, you start seeing results from your habits!!

When you dont snack, day in and day out, the weight drops off.

When you dont overeat, day in and day out, you get skinny! ;D

Each habit and each day builds upon the next!

So theres my testemonial.

I also exercise 4 miles every single morning after breakfast, and I find that this is helping my mental health also

I know alot of you have already saw it, but I will put this on my testemonial thread for those who havent...

I have a blog for anyone that might be interested in reading more details how I eat ect

http://countyourbites.blogspot.com/


You can find me on Youtube here

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmJ7yF8 ... 2iQ/videos
Last edited by herbsgirl on Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
SW 218.2 10-14-13
1 mo 193.4
2 mo 178.8
3 mo 162.8
4 mo 151.4
5 mo 146.2
72 lbs lost in 19 wks 5' 6.5" 31 years old BMI 23.1
counting bites go to: countyourbites . blogspot . com

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Post by MerryKat » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:20 am

Congratulations on your losses!!

I love your post & thanks for sharing.

I think the important thing you have done with your mods is not make to many or too complicated which is where most of us trip up when adding mods.

Well done & looking forward to your future yearly (or 6 monthly) updates!
Hugs from Sunny South Africa
Vanilla No S with no Sugar due to Health issues - 11 yrs No S - September 2016 (some good, some bad (my own doing) but always the right thing for me!)

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Post by reinhard » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:55 pm

herbsgirl: first off, congratulations! This is a tremendous achievement.

Secondly, thanks for all the details. I hadn't actually heard of bite counting until you mentioned it in the facebook group -- but clearly it's both effective and compatible with No-S!

Thirdly, thanks for the Ann Fletcher quote. I think there's a lot of truth to it. And to some degree, even "vanilla" no-essers do it their way:

From page 170 of the No-s diet book:
...a degree of personalization is built right into the No S Diet. No one is likely to have exactly the same special days (holidays and vacation days) as you. No one is likely to have problems with the same borderline foods as you, to make the same calls about which of these should be considered sweets. By your choices in these areas, you put a very personal stamp on your version of the No S Diet. It might not be enough personalization for you to feel artistic pride in your creation, but it should be enough for you to feel very comfortable in something that’s been sized just for you, like a custom-tailored suit.
Reinhard

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Post by BrightAngel » Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:56 pm

Congratulations. Great job!Image
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Post by Nay-Nay » Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:34 pm

herbsgirl,

CONGRATULATIONS!!! :D

THAT IS AN AMAZING ACHIEVEMENT!!!

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Post by herbsgirl » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:26 pm

Thanks everyone! I hope to try to update this thread every 6 months to a a year. :D
SW 218.2 10-14-13
1 mo 193.4
2 mo 178.8
3 mo 162.8
4 mo 151.4
5 mo 146.2
72 lbs lost in 19 wks 5' 6.5" 31 years old BMI 23.1
counting bites go to: countyourbites . blogspot . com

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Post by herbsgirl » Wed May 07, 2014 8:47 pm

New before and After photos up on my blog today!!!

http://countyourbites.blogspot.com/2014 ... -down.html
SW 218.2 10-14-13
1 mo 193.4
2 mo 178.8
3 mo 162.8
4 mo 151.4
5 mo 146.2
72 lbs lost in 19 wks 5' 6.5" 31 years old BMI 23.1
counting bites go to: countyourbites . blogspot . com

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Post by MerryKat » Thu May 08, 2014 12:04 pm

Wow!!! What a difference!! You look like a totally different person!

Congratulations on your loss!!!
Hugs from Sunny South Africa
Vanilla No S with no Sugar due to Health issues - 11 yrs No S - September 2016 (some good, some bad (my own doing) but always the right thing for me!)

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Post by automatedeating » Thu May 08, 2014 1:07 pm

Congratulations, herbsgirl. :)
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Post by reinhard » Fri May 09, 2014 1:24 pm

Wow, very impressive!

Reminds me that I'm overdue posting my own recent durings...

Reinhard

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Post by r.jean » Sat May 10, 2014 1:19 pm

Congratulations!
The journey is the reward.
Maintenance is progress.

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Post by herbsgirl » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:42 pm

6 month update: I reached my 6 months Maintaining my weight around the end of August...

I am at goal weight today 147 lbs and eating 3 meals a day!

Still counting bites but had to start eating healthier and alot more bites a day because I am almost pre-diabetic now. Dr. doesnt want me have any sugar at all.
SW 218.2 10-14-13
1 mo 193.4
2 mo 178.8
3 mo 162.8
4 mo 151.4
5 mo 146.2
72 lbs lost in 19 wks 5' 6.5" 31 years old BMI 23.1
counting bites go to: countyourbites . blogspot . com

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Post by elegantportions » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:18 pm

Congratulations on your weight loss and maintenance. I have learned a lot from you and *really* appreciate your blog. Thanks for the update here. Sorry to hear that the weight loss itself was not enough to control your blood sugar issues.
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Post by aspencer27 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:18 pm

That's amazing success! It's great to hear what works so well for you. Keep up the great work!

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Post by reinhard » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:53 pm

Congratulations on your continued success!

It's really fantastic that you're maintaining such a significant loss without having to resort to unsustainable behaviors.

Best of luck going forward and please continue to keep us updated!

Reinhard

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Post by r.jean » Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:31 pm

Congrats!
The journey is the reward.
Maintenance is progress.

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Post by oolala53 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:49 pm

Missed this back when. Congrats on 6 months in. Hope your health has improved. Warmest wishes entering the holiday season.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
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SBMI Jan/10-30.8
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

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