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by debventure
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Debventure's Daily Check
Replies: 35
Views: 17713

Thanks Oolala, ModBod and Ipearlmom. Today wasn't too bad in the end and I'm hoping there will be better days ahead. I'm giving myself the weekend to recuperate and hope to be back on NoS full strength Monday. It would be so much better for my condition if I could lose the (substantial) extra weight...
by debventure
Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Debventure's Daily Check
Replies: 35
Views: 17713

Well, the last couple of days have been rough medically speaking and I've been eating erratically as I've been able to tolerate food. Hoping the adjustment doesn't last long and I'm still as committed as I can be to the plan. So, Tuesday FAILURE and Wednesday FAILURE Wishing all fellow NoSer's and t...
by debventure
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1706579

I like what you said about NoS being the realistic plan you can live with and others being a dead end. That has been my experience with other diets I have tried (and tried and tried) throughout my life. All end in catastrophic failure and more weight. This plan seems flexible enough and sensible eno...
by debventure
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check in This_is_it
Replies: 81
Views: 40307

I agree with "don't throw in the towel." Whatever you're used to doing is hard to change and sometimes "feels" impossible. But, I do believe we are programmable (proved it to myself when I quit smoking a decade ago) and what feels impossible today seems easily automatic next year. It just takes a sm...
by debventure
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ModBod's daily check-in
Replies: 59
Views: 26053

I also keep an "S" day list going in my head which is very pacifying to the FeastBeast I have ravening in my head from time to time. Just thinking about what I can have in a few days makes the sacrifice now less so. The funny thing is, last weekend all the things I wanted to eat had lost their appea...
by debventure
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Debventure's Daily Check
Replies: 35
Views: 17713

Monday was a SUCCESS! A lot easier to transition to N days when you don't go absolutely nuts on the S days. Probably not news to the veterans here on the board. :D
by debventure
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Naeman's check-in
Replies: 33
Views: 18431

Congratulations on your SUCCESS! I think the wild "S" days at the beginning have helped me calm down on both "N" and "S" days. I'm just praying that the program continues to allow me to relax around food and to see it as just food. So far, so good even in all my imperfection.
by debventure
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 530
Views: 275644

I think your name -- Worth It -- says it all. I think it is worth it to provide myself with some rules so I can gently and safely reach my goals. To have no rules means I am a slave to every impulse and to have strict rules means every slip is the start of a massive rebellion. I like it in the middl...
by debventure
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ceo418 check-in
Replies: 288
Views: 170752

It sounds like you've really done a great job with NoS and reaped the no-stress reward of changed habits and gradual weight loss. Very impressive!
by debventure
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Debventure's Daily Check
Replies: 35
Views: 17713

Monday starts fresh with some excitement about what happened this weekend. The first two "S" weekends, I really hit the candy hard. Just munched my way through Saturday and Sunday in a haze of sugar love. Predictably, I almost erased my weight loss from the week (but not quite). I thought, well, if ...
by debventure
Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Debventure's Daily Check
Replies: 35
Views: 17713

Yesterday and today were both FAILURE days. Got knocked off my pins a bit with all the medical drama. Went to Costco yesterday and unthinkingly popped a sample in my mouth. Small fail, but still. Today I woke up at 2:30 a.m. and couldn't wait for breakfast time, so I am a bit off at the moment. Neve...
by debventure
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Debventure's Daily Check
Replies: 35
Views: 17713

Yesterday was a FAILURE for me because I did add a snack on impulse. I think I know the culprit (besides my desire to eat stuff). I was put on a course of steroids for 6 weeks and I think one of the side effects is increased hunger. I believe I am to discontinue them today (dr's appt.) so the whole ...
by debventure
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Debventure's Daily Check
Replies: 35
Views: 17713

Yesterday was a GREEN day for sure though I was pretty hungry during parts of it. The past few days have me wondering if I should add a 4th meal between lunch and dinner -- I just get so excruciatingly hungry around 4 pm and stay that way until dinner, especially on days when I work out in the pool ...
by debventure
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Debventure's Daily Check
Replies: 35
Views: 17713

Thanks Oolala and Merry! Today begins Week 3 and I am very excited to be making this my permanent Way of Eating. No more dieting for me!!! Yesterday was a tough one but it was GREEN! Doing fine today as well. For me, it really is about the way in which my mind functions to support the plan -- all fo...
by debventure
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Debventure's Daily Check
Replies: 35
Views: 17713

Whew! Back to "N" days after 2 days of orgy type eating. Even in the midst of some pretty mindless craziness, I still had the feeling that I was beginning to align myself with my own body and needs because as much as it felt like it was mindless eating I was actually very aware of it (thus, not, aft...
by debventure
Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Debventure's Daily Check
Replies: 35
Views: 17713

Had my first FAILURE on Friday. Just continued to feel too hungry to resist the lure of an extra snack. I continue to see how important it is to eat whole food with plenty of protein and fat at meals elsewise I am WAY too hungry throughout the day, especially on days when I work out in the pool for ...
by debventure
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Debventure's Daily Check
Replies: 35
Views: 17713

Wednesday SUCCESS and Thursday SUCCESS days, though I was ravenously hungry all day on Thursday even though I ate three balanced meals. Went to bed hungry, woke up in the middle of the night hungry but okay this morning. Whew! Made it through.
by debventure
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Debventure's Daily Check
Replies: 35
Views: 17713

Monday was a SUCCESS and yesterday was an S day. Today, back on track (easily) and barring any sudden surge in rebelliousness today will also be a SUCCESS . I'm getting the hang of this program pretty easily and have passed it along to a couple of friends who are now also doing it whilst exclaiming ...
by debventure
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Debventure's Daily Check
Replies: 35
Views: 17713

Today returning to "N" eating was pretty easy. The evening is almost over so I'm marking today a GREEN day! We had a surprise visit from a couple from Illinois who wanted to "stop by for coffee." My husband bought some Italian cookies to put out for their visit and neither one of us even thought abo...
by debventure
Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No S ...the start of a beautiful friendship
Replies: 3
Views: 4025

Welcome! I started last Tuesday and I think it's the best decision I've made in a long time. Things are going well on this first "S" weekend and I think I shall have little trouble returning to "N" tomorrow. I wish you success in bridging the gap between Eat Like a Normal Person and NOS.
by debventure
Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Debventure's Daily Check
Replies: 35
Views: 17713

Yesterday and today are bright YELLOW. I am enjoying the freedom of not eating on a schedule and indulging a little in leftover Halloween candy. I haven't gone crazy and I'm looking forward to my Normal Day tomorrow. This is going well!
by debventure
Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Debventure's Daily Check
Replies: 35
Views: 17713

Thanks, Raw Cookie! That's the same conclusion we came to and we are designating the American Election Day as an "S" day. Yesterday went very smoothly as an "N" day and we mark it GREEN ! That's 4 in a row -- a good start and we both feel it. Today is the beginning of our two "S" days and I do not f...
by debventure
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Debventure's Daily Check
Replies: 35
Views: 17713

DAY 3 was GREEN. Day 4 dawns with a lot of happiness -- this is really working for me (as I work it). My spouse is also on track and on board with this way of eating. So much more sensible than all the diets we've tried. Today is our wedding anniversary but we're keeping it an "N" day since we have ...
by debventure
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Debventure's Daily Check
Replies: 35
Views: 17713

Day 3 dawns with a little less panic over eating and a little more confidence that I can do this (husband is succeeding too). I am not hungry and it's almost lunchtime -- big change from Day 1 and 2. The body goes where the brain takes it. Firm No S rules create an unambiguous day and I feel like I'...
by debventure
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ModBod's daily check-in
Replies: 59
Views: 26053

Thanks for posting to my daily check-in. Early days but it feels right, doesn't it? I can see how one might "forget" what one is doing, especially if the graze at will habit is very strong. Tomorrow will be a better day! :D
by debventure
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Debventure's Daily Check
Replies: 35
Views: 17713

Thank you to all those who greeted me so kindly yesterday. I am in good company here! Day 2 is starting with real hunger and worry that I will feel too hungry all day but breakfast takes care of that paranoia and I'm off to water aerobics. It IS going to be difficult to break the snacking habit (eve...
by debventure
Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Debventure's Daily Check
Replies: 35
Views: 17713

Debventure's Daily Check

I'm beginning the No S program as written today (and my spouse is joining me), but for purposes of this forum, this is my daily check. So far today I'm experiencing the weirdness of not eating whenever whatever but I'm sure that will pass. I was hungry for lunch! And, it did taste better! LOL. I'm h...