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by April
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Keep it Simple at 50
Replies: 17
Views: 363

Re: April's Keep it Simple at 50

Mostly on Plan since last check in with one PMS day super-fail....I don't have a red pen that red!!! Any way, that was four days ago and I am now down one more pound. :D Back on track. Having soup for breakfast frequently which is an odd breakfast item but filling and low cal. Most days had soup, ac...
by April
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Keep it Simple at 50
Replies: 17
Views: 363

Re: April's Keep it Simple at 50

Mostly on Plan with one or two bigger meals than usual for supper the last two days. Weight holding steady. Having some extreme hunger between meals even though eating more healthy foods. Maybe PMS hunger...
by April
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 186
Views: 6221

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Jen, I read your "opening statement" this morning for this thread. I am so thankful for reading these kinds of stories, it makes me (and countless others) feel we are not alone and that we all have SO much in common. I resonate so much with a lot of what you had to say. I have a similar mod, 3 meals...
by April
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite beverage between meals when you're feeling a little hungry?
Replies: 17
Views: 9646

Re: What is your favorite beverage between meals when you're feeling a little hungry?

April wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:19 pm
100% Carrot Juice - don't knock it till you try it! Bolthouse has one in the produce section of most stores.
Haven't had that in years it IS very good!
by April
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite beverage between meals when you're feeling a little hungry?
Replies: 17
Views: 9646

Re: What is your favorite beverage between meals when you're feeling a little hungry?

Anything warm, even warm water which sounds odd, for some reason warm liquids calm the tummy growling better than cold for me anyway. I also find a big cup of patience helpful as well, as for me hunger comes in waves, usually no longer than 20 minutes.
by April
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Thank you

automatedeating wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:23 am
This forum really is a special place on the internet. It's like when you find a nice quiet street on a dead end in the middle of an otherwise scary and/or busy part of a city. :-) A little haven here.
Yes, well said!
by April
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Thank you

healthyskillz wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:48 pm
I just want to say thank you to everyone on here who patiently reads our ramblings and then takes the time to share kind and encouraging words. I think that is very special.

And also a thank you to Reinhard for sharing his great idea with the world for free!
AMEN! I "second" every word!
by April
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Keep it Simple at 50
Replies: 17
Views: 363

Re: April's Keep it Simple at 50

One Red Day since last check in (yay!). Feeling good, walking 6 days a week one-two miles. This helps me to be hungry for quality food, not junk. AND my sweet tooth is WAY better, like don't even crave heavy desserts accept for jelly on toast this past week. Using a 7 day running average for weight ...
by April
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

Auto, so sorry for the very late reply - I tolerate hard cheeses very well, but yogurt gives me stomach aches, but thank you for the tip! Now that I am done with the Augmentin and it is FINALLY out of my system I can eat protien again with no issues, thank goodness! Taking a very high quality probio...
by April
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Keep it Simple at 50
Replies: 17
Views: 363

Re: April's Keep it Simple at 50

Remainder of week one 19th Green 20th Green Week 2 (Fri-Thurs) 8/21-8/26 All Green! 3 Plates each day and used all 3 permitted exceptions: 1. Frosted Carrot Cup Cake mid afternoon 2. Seconds for Pizza night 3. Cheese and Crackers afternoon snack Scale-same, but pants feeling looser the past few days...
by April
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Keep it Simple at 50
Replies: 17
Views: 363

Re: April's Keep it Simple at 50

Thank you all for your stopping by and supportive comments! :D
by April
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Keep it Simple at 50
Replies: 17
Views: 363

Re: April's Keep it Simple at 50

Check In:

Day One Green
Day Two - Red, so very very Red....could have colored in my whole calendar day with a red marker....
Day Three Green
Day Four Green - and very healthy food choices today
Day Five Green

Scale - Holding Steady
by April
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Keep it Simple at 50
Replies: 17
Views: 363

Re: April's Keep it Simple at 50

Thanks, Soprano. I love reading other's signature quotes, I think yours will be stuck on replay in my head for a while!
by April
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Keep it Simple at 50
Replies: 17
Views: 363

April's Keep it Simple at 50

I am turning 50 in few days, and am committing to a weekly check-in for one year, hoping to reach my goal before my next birthday! Here are my 3 rules to "keep it simple" on No-S: #1 Three Meals per Day. Seven days a week. Anything is allowed if it fits on one plate (virtual or actual), including sw...
by April
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you consider a “special” day?
Replies: 8
Views: 5862

Re: What do you consider a “special” day?

I read somewhere on this forum that 2 "special" days per month are smiled upon. So at the beginning of the month, I plan two days. Last month it was my birthday and our Easter party at work. This month it's memorial day and out monthly birthday celebration at work. If there's a month when I have mo...
by April
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

Down one more pound (total of eight). Still struggling with meals being to big/calorie dense, but working on it. Having trouble digesting proteins during and after being on oral antibiotics (augmentin) from a terrible eye infection. It's hard to get full with no meat on your plate, and dairy is givi...
by April
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What is the hardest thing for you?
Replies: 17
Views: 584

Re: What is the hardest thing for you?

I have found that distracting myself with being very busy with something physical: laundry, cleaning, a short walk, a hobby etc. and also change in environment, even if it is stepping outside, or going in another room (but not the kitchen LOL!) helps the urge to pass which only lasts maybe 10 minute...
by April
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 186
Views: 6221

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Really interesting posts to read about IE. I too had some success and similar experiences with it. I would recommend anyone who feels they can't do without certain foods or feels deprived do some reading and work on IE. It can be done within the confines of NoS. The hardest part for me re IE was de...
by April
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 186
Views: 6221

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

No S for me is the happy medium when it’s not the anarchy of IE but also not the forbidden foods & strict rules of dieting. I’m actually enjoying the fun, hungry enough for it to taste good (no snacks) stopping at enough (no seconds) and not including foods that taste better than they feel if eaten...
by April
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

Ughhh....scale not moving :evil: Clearly I am filling up my plate for a lumberjack lately, not for the five foot one perimenopausal 49 year old I am :oops: Time to re-evaluate the plate, there has been way too much and too often lately of: Hefty Servings Deep Fried Foods Heavy Starches and too littl...
by April
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

lpearlmom - thank you! auto - my job is a "secret" i.e. I perform anonymous compliance audits and performance evaluations for banks and other financial institutions, car dealerships, and (some) retail establishments. Otherwise known as mystery shopping. I work as an independent contractor for severa...
by April
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

Feeling relaxed and motivated today. Read over some posts from others that are really inspiring. It is so encouraging knowing most of us have had varied reactions to the lockdown. Also, knowing many have struggled and strayed, and yet keep coming back to NO S, for the simplicity. I don't know why I ...
by April
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 110
Views: 52610

Re: idontknow's return to No S

Hello! I just read your post from today (or maybe yesterday I am guessing you are not in the USA?) Thank you so much for sharing all of that, and I can relate so much. The lockdown has affected ALL of us in different ways, I did NOT embrace my gray and just had my roots done and haircut for the firs...
by April
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1704950

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hello Linda! I have not followed your entire thread but found a comment on lifeisablessings page and really love this phrase at the end of your posts: Put in reasonable, sustainable perimeters on your eating and exercise and then get on with the rest of your life. What a great reminder to not let ou...
by April
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

Thank you, auto. I am SOOOOOO looking forward to going back to work, that has been very hard as well. I LOVE my job and am finally able to start up (but with reduced assignments) next week I am very excited! I am hoping that will instill some normalcy back into my life and will help me stay on track...
by April
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

Random Check in. Very fatigued most days as lots of sleep troubles lately due to perimenopause setting in like a hurricane the past few months. Also gotta love the clumsiness and short term memory loss. Lots of "Duh" moments and things dropped on the floor... Stress has been way up at our house sinc...
by April
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Don't give up! 4 years till I could join 21-club
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Re: Don't give up! 4 years till I could join 21-club

Thank you for posting this, you are an encouragement to me!! I have been on and off NO S with varied mods and varied results, good to know I am not alone in many attempts before it finally sticks. You have inspired me to keep trying!
by April
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 270
Views: 196857

Re: Why did you leave? Why are you back?

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by April
Tue May 12, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Try asking this question this before making a meal
Replies: 1
Views: 1054

Try asking this question this before making a meal

Food for thought. I have found asking this question before making or planning a meal has been helpful recently in keeping me full and happy: What would be a great tasting meal that could also be a little more healthy? Pizza? Great!! Add a salad on the side and add extra veggies for toppings. BBQ on ...
by April
Tue May 12, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

Another random check in. Weight holding steady, up and down between 7 and 8 pounds lost. Still on plan with 3 VERY red days since last check in in March. Thoughts: Really enjoy lunch being my biggest meal, breakfast late morning and very light, and supper with a focus on produce and protein keeps th...
by April
Tue May 12, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Advice for committing
Replies: 13
Views: 2391

Re: Advice for committing

babybird, the reply from ladybird30 is SPOT ON. I agree with her comments 100%.
by April
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

Thanks for the encouragement! Oolala, yes there is nothing better than homemade bone broth, and I LOVE the chicken salad that I make from the meat that is removed before I make the broth - mayo and diced celery and adding dried cranberries and a pinch of cayenne pepper, mmmmmmmm. That will have to b...
by April
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

Random check-in - still on plan!!! Took one SPECIAL intentionally, family travel day (right before pandemic panic set in) AND another .5 lost, total of 7.5. I stared using a spreadsheet which shows a seven day running average, so I now use daily weighing. So now I know if I go up and down a bit, it ...
by April
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

Yes, it makes a mess...I only do it once a month, maybe two! Meals from yesterday: B - Chicken and Kale Soup L - Watermelon, Big Scoop of chicken salad on top of a garden salad, Whole Grain Garlic Toast, 2 white chocolate strawberry Lindor Truffles D -Steak, Broccoli, Baked Potato Between meals toda...
by April
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

Auto - thank you and homemade bone broth is a staple in our home, been making it for years. There IS NO substitute! I have tried every brand they make that is shelf stable and there just is no comparison. I use the same recipe always: Gerber's Amish rotisserie roasted chickens, remove the meat (that...
by April
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

Random check-in! After some ups and downs (on the scale and sticking to plan) I have been very consistent for about 2 full weeks (yay :D ). Down one more pound, so total of 7. One thing that has changed is my breakfast. I have had eggs for breakfast at least 4 out of 7 days a week for YEARS, and sud...
by April
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

Thank you all for your continued words of encouragement :D .
by April
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

It's been almost a month since my last post. I have been frustrated with my weight stalling out, which made me have a lot of RED days if I had even a small slip (what the hell affect, anyone?). Then after the remorse....trying other unnecessary restrictive tweaks (I need to stop looking elsewhere fo...
by April
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

Thanks for the encouraging words both of you!
by April
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

What is making it red....... Seconds and 3 pm snack attacks. And...my meals have been very off-balance lately too, not making quality meal choices, which leads to increased appetite. Ex. Veggie sub and cheese with fries = still hungry: add more fries, and then ice cream, and then hungry again mid af...
by April
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

Rough week, 4 red days on a row. Ugh, this shouldn't be so hard.
by April
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

Thanks Auto, Soprano - that is what my Chiropractor said too! She actually suggested Keto JUST for better sleep but not trying that again - NOT for me at all.
by April
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

My pants are looser in the waist, and scale says I am down 6 pounds... :shock: :!: :D Still on plan 90% of the last couple weeks, some days have been having larger "brunch", then a light late afternoon "mini-meal" (handful of nuts and a piece of fruit or something similar that would fit on an appeti...
by April
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

“Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.” — Winston Churchill Love this quote I stumbled on. Intense complexity (insert fad diet names here)=INsanity, intense simplicity(NoS)=sanity! Still mostly on plan, with two holiday parties definitely was in the seconds and thirds although st...
by April
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

Days 6 & 7 -

Skipped breakfast both days as we were traveling, but added a mid afternoon meal, so still total of 3 meals each day.
by April
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

Wow, there so much encouragement here, thank you!

Day 5 - SUCCESS

B - Cheese Omelette and Oatmeal

L - Broccoli and FIsh Sticks, 3 oreos

D - Butternut Squash Soup with Leeks, leftover steak, one slice of french bread
by April
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

Thank you Alene! Day 4 - SUCCESS I "virtual plated" today as I did not eat anything but my veggies at lunch, and did not finish my supper either, so I thought it was perfectly acceptable to eat something at bedtime as I was very hungry by then from not eating much at all for the 2 previous meals. B ...
by April
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

During my morning coffee hours each day, I plan to re-read the No-S book, and French Women Don't Get Fat (which is completely in line with LifeisaBlessings Mod that I am using), and also read more posts from LifeisaBlessing and others who use the same mod, seems as if there is enough of us now to st...
by April
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

Day 3 - SUCCESS

B - Veggie Scramble

L - Chicken Salad Sandwich, Tomato Soup, Kit Kat Bar

D - Green Salad with Balsamic dressing, Salmon, 2 Dinner Rolls with Butter
by April
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

Re: April's Fresh Start

Thank you all for the encouragement! Blessings, I love the NEAT reminder, so true! Great to hear you are still having long term success, very encouraging. Day 1: SUCCESS and - Day 2: SUCCESS B - Boiled Eggs L - Salad with grilled chicken, French Fries and few bites of ice cream D - BIG garden salad ...
by April
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: My One-Year NoS Success Story
Replies: 20
Views: 26314

Re: My One-Year NoS Success Story

You are very welcome and you too have a Merry Christmas!
by April
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13342

April's Fresh Start

Making a Fresh Start today adopting LifeisaBlessing's modified No-S plan, quoted below. Plan to check in randomly, and very hopeful this is the FINAL fresh start for me! How I achieved and maintain success : 1. Modify NoS to include any food (sweets included) at all three meals, and eat that way sev...
by April
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: My One-Year NoS Success Story
Replies: 20
Views: 26314

Re: My One-Year NoS Success Story

How I achieved and maintain success : 1. Modify NoS to include any food (sweets included) at all three meals, and eat that way seven days a week. 2. Weigh every day. This keeps me on plan. I adjust my next day's meals accordingly, based on if my weight is up, down, or the same. 3. Pray before meals...
by April
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

You know, I kind of disagree with Reinhard on the not worrying about the sugary foods (ketchup, for example). For many of us (maybe mostly women?), we are dealing with long-time food addictions. Plus Reinhard started this plan in his early 30's - can you say easy-peasy guy metabolism? :lol: I just ...
by April
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Thank you Soprano for the encouragement. :)
by April
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I lost a lot of weight on a diet similar to NoS.
Replies: 20
Views: 20849

Re: I lost a lot of weight on a diet similar to NoS.

I totally agree with making meals as delicious as possible. If you can't find foods you love, it's not going to stick. And, like the OP, I had to kick processed foods to the curb and learn to cook. I still can't cook much, but I can make my basic meat and veggies in my sleep now. Even that was hard...
by April
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I lost a lot of weight on a diet similar to NoS.
Replies: 20
Views: 20849

Re: I lost a lot of weight on a diet similar to NoS.

So here's the diet plan I've been following for about 9 months. The Rule: 3 meals a day. No snacks. The Guidelines: Every meal must taste great! Buy fresh ingredients, avoid processed crap. Eat plenty of vegetables. Keep portion sizes small (unless it's mostly veggies). No more than one treat a day...
by April
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

A couple days shy of my 30-day experiment, two pounds are back of the three I lost and I'm not able to have more than 2 green days in a row. Feeling discouraged, not quite sure where to go from here. Planning on a long break to re-evaluate.
by April
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min
Replies: 72
Views: 23834

Re: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min

Hello Cedar, I just read your opening post on this thread. I applaud your honesty to put it all out there, that took bravery. I know you will find much support in your journey here. Thank you so much for sharing, you never know who may read your entries and find it helps them in their own journey.
by April
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Thank you oolala, I just watched a video by Jordan Syatt who makes a strong point about (and I am paraphrasing) it DOES NOT MATTER how many times you slip, as long as you always get right back on plan. He used other terminology but that was the point. I remember something similar that says it's not ...
by April
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Two RED DAYS in row....

My appetite is insatiable these past two days! :oops:
by April
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Random check-in, still on plan with Sprinkles experiment, but think my plates were a bit too full with dense foods these past two days. Scale holding steady.
by April
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Wow, nothing motivates like progress. It has been 10 days and I am down a full 2 pounds. I have really been focusing on the "N" meals being more healthy in general, but the "S" meals have been very much NOT so healthy, rather large, and with dessert, and very much enjoyed! But since I am only allowi...
by April
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 30 Day "Sprinkles" Experiment
Replies: 3
Views: 5552

Re: 30 Day "Sprinkles" Experiment

Wow, nothing motivates like progress. It has been 10 days and I am down a full 2 pounds. I have really been focusing on the "N" meals being more healthy in general, but the "S" meals have been very much NOT so healthy, rather large, and with dessert, and very much enjoyed! But since I am only allowi...
by April
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Sept 30 GREEN
by April
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 30 Day "Sprinkles" Experiment
Replies: 3
Views: 5552

Re: 30 Day "Sprinkles" Experiment

Oolala, I mean I will follow the original (vanilla) S Day exception for special days Birthdays, Holidays, etc. to allow snacks, sweets or seconds on each of those days. Does that answer your question? Thanks for your reply.
by April
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Week one, day one of Vanilla with Sprinkles 30 day experiment: Sept 29th - GREEN Breakfast: Applesauce, one slice whole grain toast with cream cheese Lunch: Cranberry Chicken Salad (no bread) with an Apple Afternoon - Latte (tired and hungry) Dinner: Small pork chop, few bites of rice, fresh raw veg...
by April
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

automatedeating wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:19 am
"No S with Sprinkles"

This is adorable. :-)
I wish I could take credit, but that is a Reinhard term used in one of his podcasts...Vanilla with Sprinkles!
by April
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Copy of my post from today on the General Discussion Board I have listened (again) to the Everyday Systems Podcast. Reinhard is a genius. Taking his one month, one mod advice and putting it into action. I have tried Vanilla many times it was just not for me. I have made slight modifications here and...
by April
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 30 Day "Sprinkles" Experiment
Replies: 3
Views: 5552

30 Day "Sprinkles" Experiment

I have listened (again) to the Everyday Systems Podcast. Reinhard is a genius. Taking his one month, one mod advice and putting it into action. I have tried Vanilla many times it was just not for me. I have made slight modifications here and there but never gave them long enough, and/or they have no...
by April
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Thanks for the encouragement Soprano! I have been walking 3 times a week for years, so I need to step it up some either increase frequency or walk longer. Thanks again! Many old injuries make walking the only truly safe activity that I ENJOY, hoping when the weight comes down, less stress on the ank...
by April
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Sept 23 = :D GREEN
by April
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How long until you saw a loss?
Replies: 3
Views: 5252

Re: How long until you saw a loss?

Thanks for your replies!
by April
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Still mostly on plan, a few red days lately...not ready to jump ship but feeling discouraged that I am not losing. I need to work on my meal sizes and lessen calorie dense foods. I am continuing (I think) to have too much at meals to prevent being hungry in between meals. I have been reading lots of...
by April
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How long until you saw a loss?
Replies: 3
Views: 5252

How long until you saw a loss?

Hello fellow no-ser's. I am feeling very discouraged :cry: but still truly believe NO S is the best option for me. I am not losing, but not gaining either. So it has been great for weight maintenance. I have been (mostly) on plan for about 4 months after "diet hopping" for YEARS which resulted in sl...
by April
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Random check in, after trying 2 meals a day (epic fail, way too hungry between meals) going back to the standard 3 and adding more veg and using a smaller plate only when most of the meal is very calorie dense (pizza, casseroles, etc). Holding steady on weight. I know from many posters here the "hab...
by April
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2 meals a day?
Replies: 8
Views: 6923

Re: 2 meals a day?

Great suggestions thank you! I am going back to 3 meals and adding in more filling veggies (broccoli and cabbage mostly, and I LOVE them) which keeps me full longer. I was way too famished with only 2 meals. I will consider smaller plates when I have more calorie dense meals, I like that idea. And i...
by April
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2 meals a day?
Replies: 8
Views: 6923

2 meals a day?

Has anyone had success with two meals a day? I am finding I just over load my plate for 3 meals a day, but am also concerned if two meals a day (thinking about having brunch and supper) may backfire and I will be too hungry between meals and/or eat TOO much during the 2 meals? Penny for your thoughts.
by April
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Been somewhat "off the wagon" for a while, but very thankful weight has been holding steady since my last entry. So I must not have been that FAR off the wagon... This post is my declaration of re-starting my No S journey, effective today. I just got done listening to a great audiobook by James Clea...
by April
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: An underrated key to No S success: Reframing 'Self-Discipline'
Replies: 8
Views: 8074

Re: An underrated key to No S success: Reframing 'Self-Discipline'

That was great! Thanks so much for sharing.

I have recently listened to the audio book Atomic Habits by James Clear and also found it very helpful to apply to NO S and building better habits in general, HIGHLY recommend!
by April
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Meal Timing Epiphany
Replies: 13
Views: 9155

Re: Meal Timing Epiphany

I realized this too! I realized that having a strict schedule was really throwing my No S journey off because sometimes I'd be starving when I woke up sometimes not, other times I'd be full for 7 hours and force a meal when I was not hungry. Now I've thrown out having a strict adherence and just ke...
by April
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite beverage between meals when you're feeling a little hungry?
Replies: 17
Views: 9646

Re: What is your favorite beverage between meals when you're feeling a little hungry?

Tomato Juice or 100% Carrot Juice - don't knock it till you try it! Bolthouse has one in the produce section of most stores.
by April
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite beverage between meals when you're feeling a little hungry?
Replies: 17
Views: 9646

Re: What is your favorite beverage between meals when you're feeling a little hungry?

100% Carrot Juice - don't knock it till you try it! Bolthouse has one in the produce section of most stores.
by April
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Random Check In, changing up meal times has helped me eat less overall. Waiting til hungry instead of eating by the clock - think I am on to something good! Suppers have been considerably smaller as I don't need that much now! Hoping this may be the game-changer that moves the scale! Yesterday: B at...
by April
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Am I A Failure If I Can Only Follow Two No S Diet Principles?
Replies: 14
Views: 6425

Re: Am I A Failure If I Can Only Follow Two No S Diet Principles?

I am also a "2 S-er" although I have not yet been a big success story yet and am fairly new, I am maintaining and not gaining. I've added my own 3rd "S" no suffering, which would qualify for your seconds when needed option. I have so far only lost a few, gained a 2 back as my meals have been overall...
by April
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Meal Timing Epiphany
Replies: 13
Views: 9155

Meal Timing Epiphany

I started No S having some basic windows of mealtimes (8ish, noonish, and 6ish) and found I am increasingly over-filling my plate to be certain I am eating enough to get me through to the next meal without extreme hunger, so in essence I think I was preventatively over eating at each meal. And I am ...
by April
Wed May 29, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Checking in after several sick days in a row, one day better, then sick again, then a couple "success" days, then long 4 day weekend of extended family reunion, graduation parties.....so I am up two pounds from the 3 I lost... Back on track the past 2 days. It feels good to be done with all the extr...
by April
Wed May 15, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Yesterday's meals Breakfast - Green smoothie (Pineapple juice, GInger, frozen Peaches and arugula) Deviled eggs Lunch - Raw red bell pepper strips with homemade yogurt cucumber dill dip, Microwave "healthy" asian chicken meal. Walmart impulse buy. What was I thinking....took about four bites and the...
by April
Wed May 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Agreed. And it sounds like your friend respected your food boundaries. I just went on a tirade on my thread about people that don't accept our boundaries on OUR OWN bodies. Whoa. Gettin' steamed again. :lol: And when you wrote your lunch, I was thinking yum.yum.yum. And then you said it was one of ...
by April
Wed May 15, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Dandelion - and everything was purchased at Trader Joes! I love duplicating restaurant favorites at home. This one was from a "mom and pop" tiny coffee house/deli that I just love. I try to find those places that only the locals know about, they are sometimes the best restaurants. My job takes me to...
by April
Wed May 15, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Soprano wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 11:21 am
That's a powerful win re the croissant well done :)

Jx
Thank you for the encouragement, I love your signature quote!
by April
Sun May 12, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Thank you, Soprano! Yesterday's meals and comments: Breakfast: Crustless Broccoli Quiche, Slice of Pineapple and an oat bran muffin ***BIG victory mid morning. Met a friend for coffee (black) and they had my favorite almond croissants from a local baker at the coffee shop. She bought one and almost ...
by April
Sat May 11, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

automatedeating wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 1:10 pm
How the jeans fit is often a telling measure!

Sounds like you really super enjoyed your meals today. :-) That's always awesome to develop meals that you can look forward to; makes such a difference in forming those good habits.
AMEN to meals I look forward to!
by April
Sat May 11, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Have been outside more and on computer less - weather has been great for walking.

Still on track with my modified no S plan and.....down 3 pounds, it's not much but I'll take it over a gain!
by April
Sat May 11, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reflections on Simplicity
Replies: 4
Views: 6015

Re: Reflections on Simplicity

automatedeating wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 4:02 pm
Very inspiring post, April! I love this - it kind of made me tingle.

:D :D :D
by April
Mon May 06, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reflections on Simplicity
Replies: 4
Views: 6015

Reflections on Simplicity

Someone said "three meals a day and life in between." I don't know who to give credit for that, but this morning I reflected on the simplicity of no s, and how else I could apply simplicity in my life. Since I now have no need to be inundated with new information on how to lose weight, meal planning...
by April
Mon May 06, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Thank you! So nice of you to keep popping in for encouragement!
by April
Sat May 04, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: TRAC77 daily check in
Replies: 39
Views: 10899

Re: TRAC77 daily check in

I posted a reply but it seems to have disappeared! Oh my goodness that is hilarious that your description of three to four meals and habits made me automatically assume that it was Georgie Fear! I clicked on both of your links, I have heard of Tonya, but not balance 365, will definitely check it out...
by April
Sat May 04, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: TRAC77 daily check in
Replies: 39
Views: 10899

Re: TRAC77 daily check in

Too funny! It's amazing how I must have read between the lines and just assumed that it was Georgie Fear's habit based plan you were referring to! I have actually heard of both of those other ones that you mentioned also, but it's been a long time and will be glad to revisit both of them!
by April
Sat May 04, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 22483

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Day 10 - Invoked the "no suffering" rule, and also your worst PMS day should also be an S Day - LOL B - 5-6 spoonfuls of oat bran, just not hungry really at all. Brunch - Too early for lunch, and too late for a "second" breakfast - after a 3 mile walk I was finally hungry. From a local deli I got a ...