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by oolala53
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4188
Views: 1604064

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Linda, if you really think you cannot be happy unless you are at a lower weight, then I send you strength vibes because it's going to take some kind of precision eating enough less of dense food. It's shocking how little food some bodies need for it to do its think of pulling out fat stores. Hope it...
by oolala53
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 377
Views: 75149

Re: Alene's Check-in

Blahs seem to come and go. I can't find a consistent pattern. I just try not to make them worse, though who knows? Maybe even worse ones will lead somewhere. Best wishes for the next stage plan. Conviction is good stuff, even better than inspiration, IMO. I need to write an entry on the difference f...
by oolala53
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 662
Views: 205154

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I cannot wait for hunger 3. It would take most of the day. But had never thought hunger was inherently bad. And most of my overeating has been done when not hungry, in fact, within three hours of the last meal. I won't say I was attracted only to wholesome food when I was hungry, but 1) though cooki...
by oolala53
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 66
Views: 556

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

And what's worth the "enjoyment of life" can change over time. Doesn't mean it suddenly gets breezy but the battles wane in number and are over a lot faster.
by oolala53
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is This Mod a Bad Idea?
Replies: 11
Views: 213

Re: Is This Mod a Bad Idea?

Remember the word that got left off the subtitle because it just didn't flow: sometimes. No S was never meant to be a free-for-all of eating all weekend. Reinhard even says in the book that eventually, S days will look almost the same as N days, but with one or two S's that really do the trick. It s...
by oolala53
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2215
Views: 1216464

Re: oolala53

Last night, it dawned on me that I could use bicarbonate of soda. The burning weakened by the time I went to bed and hasn't been back. I ate takeout from a vegan "fast" food restaurant, including French fries, so I got a mix of my regular foods and heavier stuff. So far, so good. (This is when there...
by oolala53
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2215
Views: 1216464

Re: oolala53

Forgot to say that SIL for me is "shelter in place." Here's something new and not fun. I've started to have the symptoms of heartburn. NOOO. I have been feeling like I am basically in the groove, and don't want to have to mess with it much. I've cut so many foods from my life, willingly, but able to...
by oolala53
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2215
Views: 1216464

Re: oolala53

Hi Linda and Auto! tx Linda for posting the pic. I' just tried again but when I click on the pic, I get no option on the size. It just goes straight to telling me it's too big. sigh I used the tab at the bottom that says "attachments>"
by oolala53
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gingerpie's 21 day challenge
Replies: 561
Views: 293978

Re: Gingerpie's 21 day challenge

I said somewhere here on this board or somewhere that from my observations (and I spend woefully too much time on all this, but it's better than eating) that people who had some kind of meal focus in place before COVID19 were at a distinct advantage. If a person was already susceptible to opportunis...
by oolala53
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean’s new check in 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Re: Jean’s new check in 2020

Welcome back, Jean! Weighing less than you did ten years ago when you started is against the odds in your age group, I'm pretty sure! But I completely get the dissatisfaction with too much freedom. I always suspected that it actually isn't natural to be moderate with food in general; there have been...
by oolala53
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4188
Views: 1604064

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Stopping in to say hi. Ooo, all you parents of teens. I used to have them in class for 20 years. I feel for ya! Been retired for a year and a half; sometimes the education system or the like will come up in conversations and I will shudder and be so glad I don't have to try to solve those problems a...
by oolala53
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3113
Views: 1111925

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, I hope you'll forgive me for not researching this and knowing your history more, but I noticed in your signature section that it looked like there was a major drop in weight from Oct. of 2018 to Oct. of 2019. May I ask what shifted? It's funny I should ask because when I've had drops and someo...
by oolala53
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2215
Views: 1216464

Re: oolala53

The secure in ourselves one is the real key. I am aware of a deep down sense of a lack of safety and have been for awhile. It's not on the surface, but it bubbles up in all kinds of ways, especially the ease in which I get irritated with other people, on the phone, the few times I am in stores, etc....
by oolala53
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gingerpie's 21 day challenge
Replies: 561
Views: 293978

Re: Gingerpie's 21 day challenge

Ready for your annual update!
by oolala53
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 644
Views: 210271

Re: Bluebell's check in

Bluebell! So nice to see you. Yes, there is an amazing solidity that comes with accepting that something is your best option and that best option is actually not asking for the moon. Knowing I just could not sustain anything else ten years ago was what kept me at No S, though I sometimes added "laye...
by oolala53
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: If you aren't losing: sobering fact about how much weight loss maintainers eat
Replies: 7
Views: 5135

Re: If you aren't losing: sobering fact about how much weight loss maintainers eat

Hi, BrightAngel! The queen of honesty regarding caloric intake. We don't get alerts when there are now comments, so I missed your post. Hope you are well.
by oolala53
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Advice for committing
Replies: 12
Views: 950

Re: Advice for committing

Soliadegloria, it is actually my pleasure, and am grateful that anyone will listen, and even more, get any help out of it. i long to make a contribution. I get some satisfaction from knowing that Reinhard has said he has never been able to convince even one family member to take this up. If he, who ...
by oolala53
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Another perspective: Keeping yourself a priority
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Another perspective: Keeping yourself a priority

If I may say, I detect a bit of a problem in how hard it sounds like it was to get to 25 lbs. down. Would you be willing to compromise on the amount of loss for more ease? Before I offer to inundate you with a set of steps way more fussy (in terms of thinking) than No S, have you ever actually just ...
by oolala53
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Get Easier/Automatic?
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Get Easier/Automatic?

Robin, I am over ten years in and I am very sure that after four decades of grappling with my eating before that, there was nothing else out there that I was willing to try that could have tamed me the way No S has. I still marvel that I can walk down a candy or cookie aisle at a supermarket- for so...
by oolala53
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Advice for committing
Replies: 12
Views: 950

Re: Advice for committing

Wow, it's amazing that I happened to come and look at this. We used to get email alerts when there were new posts on any threads we posted on, but that hasn't happened in a long time. I've linked a rather long article; I hope it's helpful. Basically, I interpreted that my frequent urges to eat were ...
by oolala53
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Don't give up! 4 years till I could join 21-club
Replies: 4
Views: 306

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

Congrats! I think it's also a testament to the program that you feel it has helped you with binging even though you have never gotten 21 days straight under your belt until now!
by oolala53
Tue May 19, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 705
Views: 196158

Re: flyingpig checkin

I tend to hide when failing. I bought only a couple of processed foods back in March. I wouldn't say I wolfed them, but I served myself servings of them so often that they were gone long before I was out of food I could have stretched them out with. Low satiety foods are no joke!
by oolala53
Tue May 19, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Tenth year
Replies: 9
Views: 5385

Re: Tenth year

Dave, I think it's so wise that you didn't just throw in the whole towel, but simply added a day. You are still ahead of the eat-whenever-you-want game! Heather, also a perfectly reasonable mod for now. I assume you can also adjust to possibly just maintaining, but with all the jokes on the web abou...
by oolala53
Tue May 19, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Advice for committing
Replies: 12
Views: 950

Re: Advice for committing

Hear, hear, gingerpie! I was one of those who DID dicker over it all for nearly 40 years. Couldn't face 20 more years of it full throttle, which doesn't mean it's never a struggle. I hope so much my experience will say some younger women years of misery.
by oolala53
Sat May 16, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ladyfartface daily check in
Replies: 10
Views: 2612

Re: Ladyfartface daily check in

Haven't seen you for awhile. I hope you fell and got up without telling us. :)
by oolala53
Sat May 16, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Replies: 7
Views: 3970

Re: Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Alas, even weak tea is unpleasant-I've tried it-, but I remembered something that I've been applying recently. Salt can cut bitterness. In fact, I remembered that when I go to an Asian restaurant where they almost automatically serve tea, I put a little soy sauce in it and kind of like it. I have no...
by oolala53
Sat May 16, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I am here! Who else is around?
Replies: 13
Views: 2920

Re: I am here! Who else is around?

Best to Gingerpie, but I want to add that reminding myself of my motivations over and over was key in getting to habit. And a lot of them had more to do with wanting to overcome my compulsive overeating and be a moderate eater than weigh a certain amount. If it had been weight, I would have been mis...
by oolala53
Sat May 16, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Advice for committing
Replies: 12
Views: 950

Re: Advice for committing

Welcome back! I remembered the name from years ago (actually didn't realize it was that long ago- part of being old) and went back to look at your thread. Yes, it has been a struggle, and I'm very glad to read that you say you I HAVE NO OTHER OPTION BUT TO FOLLOW THIS PLAN FOR LIFE. But now it sound...
by oolala53
Thu May 14, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Try asking this question this before making a meal
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Re: Try asking this question this before making a meal

Some people aren't going to be able to use this at times, or possibly early on because they have come to No S traumatized by "healthy." This question would be great for such users after they/heavy have gone through their "Don't tell me what to eat!" phase, and possibly aren't getting the loss they w...
by oolala53
Tue May 05, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I am here! Who else is around?
Replies: 13
Views: 2920

Re: I am here! Who else is around?

You're back! It looks like most people are just using the check-in threads, but there are some dedicated users there. As you can see, I drop in sometimes. Still give mad props to No S. A disadvantage for me now is that I do not get an email alert when someone adds to a thread. Where should I look wh...
by oolala53
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The data doesn't lie!
Replies: 3
Views: 1791

Re: The data doesn't lie!

Welcome! How fun that there is no reason to have to talk yourself into this! But having the book is still a nice backup.
by oolala53
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4188
Views: 1604064

Re: Linda's daily check-in

You don't have to be a mom to have a feeling of guilt about how you are handling life! But childrearing a bigger deal than most stuff. (Honestly, though, I think it's a relatively modern interest to look at one's part in a problem. I think my parents rarely thought they might have been the problem. ...
by oolala53
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2215
Views: 1216464

Re: oolala53

TX, auto. It was a little weird, but has been overshadowed by ensuing events for so many. And in the grand scheme of things. is not that different from millions of other deaths that happen every day but which we aren't willing to read headlines of every day. Oh, I'll get off that soapbox before I ge...
by oolala53
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: CB's daily Check In
Replies: 66
Views: 15536

Re: CB's daily Check In

Hi! I kind of browsed around your thread. Hope it's okay that I didn't read everything. I have gotten a lot more prissy about my nutrition over ten years here. Is it part of the obsession or is it being practical because thin or not, we had problems with some degenerative disease even before the ave...
by oolala53
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: PP1993 3 months until summer
Replies: 7
Views: 1944

Re: PP1993 3 months until summer

Welcome! I am one to say there are really no guarantees, not even with No S- though it saved my eating life-, but I wager that you will be pleased with the sense of satisfaction from sticking with meals. You might even enjoy your food more!
by oolala53
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Replies: 7
Views: 3970

Re: Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

SB, that's basically what mocha is, though I think officially that has some kind of creamer. You'll be likely looking at a doppelganger of me if you ever see me drinking black coffee with or without cocoa. So far, I'd rather suffer the cravings.
by oolala53
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: If you aren't losing: sobering fact about how much weight loss maintainers eat
Replies: 7
Views: 5135

Re: If you aren't losing: sobering fact about how much weight loss maintainers eat

I never had an outright weight loss goal, and never did anything specific to actually lose, so I never feared I couldn't keep off what I lost. I was VERY interested in determining what was moderate eating for me and adjusting for that over time led to 40 lbs. off and maintained. (Actually I weigh le...
by oolala53
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New
Replies: 4
Views: 2691

Re: New

I see you have a checkin thread. See you there!
by oolala53
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dana's Daily
Replies: 13
Views: 2698

Re: Dana's Daily

Hi, Dana! I gently suggest you start thinking that you tell your body when to eat, not when it wants it. We have paired eating with countless situations, thoughts, places, people, and on and on and on. It almost never had to do with need, just a paired stimulus. Humans are opportunistic eaters! But ...
by oolala53
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Check In
Replies: 57
Views: 17639

Re: Sinnie's Check In

I visit No S so seldom these days that I don't know if I am repeating myself. I don't have kids but will say something gently: I wish very much that my mother had made me participate more in helping around the house. There were three of us and I think all of us should have been involved in doing dis...
by oolala53
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 45
Views: 9805

Re: April's Fresh Start

Good work! Just want to say that even though this bone broth recipe sounds heavenly, when I was eating chickens, I would always save the bones (cooked turkey legs all year, too.) and just the bones, water, salt, and sometimes dried lemons made a serviceable base broth. For anyone too intimidated by ...
by oolala53
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Journey of Tobias and Mom
Replies: 11
Views: 5354

Re: The Journey of Tobias and Mom

Belated welcome back!

Stay on the ship this time. You already know what it's like to jump. just make sure you're isolating while you do...
by oolala53
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Justine's Getting Serious
Replies: 42
Views: 7570

Re: Justine's Getting Serious

Sticking to the rules when it feels hard is what really seals this as a habit.
by oolala53
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I've Badly Relapsed Into Binging!
Replies: 19
Views: 12480

Re: I've Badly Relapsed Into Binging!

I think that mod is the way those foods are meant to be. I may have said already that I also don't like that Hansen isn't in favor of eating less overall. She was never heavy! Some people are going to need to eat less even when they aren't bingeing. So glad you've gone this long on an even eating ke...
by oolala53
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New
Replies: 4
Views: 2691

Re: New

Welcome! You can find some real peace here. And down the line, you may find that you're willing to "restrict" all on your own with no bingeing. Just keep going.
by oolala53
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Check In
Replies: 57
Views: 17639

Re: Sinnie's Check In

Did I miss something? Were you systematically doing something else besides three meals?

Hang in there!
by oolala53
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Justine's Getting Serious
Replies: 42
Views: 7570

Re: Justine's Getting Serious

Hi, and welcome! You sure picked a time to start! Actually, you did, as systematic moderation is a GREAT way to counteract stress. You seem to be doing well, but in case things get rough, I humbly suggest you rehearse thinking, "Whew, I got terribly stressed, so OF COURSE I stuck to my eating plan. ...
by oolala53
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2215
Views: 1216464

Re: oolala53

I don't want to get maudlin, as I'm sure everyone will have some kind of story when this is over, but a COVID-19 death has affected my extended family-by-marriage. I am amazed because at that point, CA had lost only 19 people to it. How can I have a connection when the odds at this point are so agai...
by oolala53
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2215
Views: 1216464

Re: oolala53

Such a different world since my last post. I went to my last party for awhile for St. Patrick's day last Saturday. My friend has one nearly every year. It was a great send off to social life for awhile, though people were being risky, IMHO. It was the first year I left without feeling stuffed. Skipp...
by oolala53
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4188
Views: 1604064

Re: Linda's daily check-in

If I may, I posted a couple of links to blogs on the general discussion page that deal with combatting the thinking behind crisis/stress eating. Big hugs having Doc on the front lines. A doctor friend of mine lives in WA for part of the year. He is in insurance, and usually is involved in other stuf...
by oolala53
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: defeating derailing thoughts, esp. during COVID-19/ any stressor
Replies: 0
Views: 3182

defeating derailing thoughts, esp. during COVID-19/ any stressor

I hope it's okay I post a link to a woman whose specialty is supporting binge eaters who want to quit. She exposes the common thinking our brains will come up with to take advantage of opportunistic eating. I think just about all of it applies to the kind of thinking that brains use to derail us fro...
by oolala53
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sammy's Daily Check In
Replies: 53
Views: 9814

Re: Sammy's Daily Check In

Habits first! If your plates can't be ideal right now, it's a lot to ask for loss, too. IMHO. These are weird times, but nothing that can get in the way, for the most part, of a having a few one-plate meals. In my experience, getting more veggies on the plate to take up room has been crucial. In due...
by oolala53
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 270
Views: 173153

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

Welcome again, SB. Hey, I"m on another site, and believe me, people making grand pronouncements and almost immediately dropping off is heartbreakingly common, enough that I often secretly feel fear for the person posting, especially when they sound really excited. It's part of the "drug" cycle. Some...
by oolala53
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I've Badly Relapsed Into Binging!
Replies: 19
Views: 12480

Re: I've Badly Relapsed Into Binging!

Sounds like it's been quite a year. :cry: I am glad to hear you feel you're getting a handle on it. Also glad to think I've played any part. I mentioned Kathryn Hansen above. She eschewed being actively involved with bingers for a long time, but apparently has ramped up, has a training and all that....
by oolala53
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cling to No S moderation (or something) or else...
Replies: 3
Views: 3728

Cling to No S moderation (or something) or else...

"A prestigious team of medical scientists has projected that by 2030, nearly one in two adults will be obese, and nearly one in four will be severely obese. The estimates are thought to be particularly reliable, as the team corrected for current underestimates of weight given by individuals in natio...
by oolala53
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1796
Views: 1148371

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

I'm sure a lot of good stuff is going on during 41-hour fasts, too, but if you can do three more hours without much suffering, mazel tov. Three days a week is stellar. May I ask what your appetite seems like on the other days?
by oolala53
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2215
Views: 1216464

Re: oolala53

Back in the groove but I spend very little time eating with other people, so not much reason to eat beyond reason. I have gotten narrow in my eating in a way that I started No S saying I never wanted to have to do, but I just find that it makes more sense for my health to just eat what I think of as...
by oolala53
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: If you aren't losing: sobering fact about how much weight loss maintainers eat
Replies: 7
Views: 5135

Re: If you aren't losing: sobering fact about how much weight loss maintainers eat

They sure do. LOVE those pics, LAB. (I'm at the point now where a plate with no green on it for lunch or dinner is hardly a meal.) I guessed right about the second link. Fewer veggies, more calories. My plates look loaded these days. I hope that information doesn't completely demoralize people. A pe...
by oolala53
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Replies: 7
Views: 3970

Re: Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Leafygreens, hi! Nice to see you. Never tried that. I do often put a tablespoon of cocoa powder in my coffee but that also has some kind of creamer and stevia in it. I find that that does not lead me to want chocolate candy or anything later. I keep trying to get used to black coffee or green tea bu...
by oolala53
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2215
Views: 1216464

Re: oolala53

I have a rental- I live in one side of a duplex- here in San Diego and a duplex in Utah. But what I was interested in was something more ambitious: an apartment building. It's a whole other ballgame. You get your dough on those by being the person to find and broker a deal using investor money. I wo...
by oolala53
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1106
Views: 504004

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Not keto here, either! That low carb emphasis (for decades long use) scares me. I started listening to Fung long before his book came out. He definitely has his use, but all authors have a bias. It is in the nature of the temperament of people drawn to such work to develop a perspective and share it...
by oolala53
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4188
Views: 1604064

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Was it the Freakonomics guy who did a comparison about whether it was better to be a big fish in a less prestigious pond or a little fish in a hoity-toity one? I'm pretty sure it was shown that people who did WELL at smaller, humbler schools did just as well if not better later in life. Not to say t...
by oolala53
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: stickwithit check-in
Replies: 49
Views: 11972

Re: stickwithit check-in

I affirm that in a year, your name will be even more accurate! Warmest wishes.
by oolala53
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: If you aren't losing: sobering fact about how much weight loss maintainers eat
Replies: 7
Views: 5135

If you aren't losing: sobering fact about how much weight loss maintainers eat

I know No S isn't supposed to be about calories, but it cannot ignore the laws of physics. If you lose weight, you will need less food to sustain you than if you had never lost weight, or you will need more activity, or both. The National Weight Loss Registry (people who have maintained a loss of 30...
by oolala53
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 138
Views: 99282

Re: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'

Belated Happy New Year! I keep saying THIS is the year for consistent exercise. It's helpful to see you say there's no point in expecting loftier goals when I haven't met less lofty ones before.
by oolala53
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Check In
Replies: 57
Views: 17639

Re: Sinnie's Check In

Glad it's feeling easy and pleasurable.
by oolala53
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My journey to common sense
Replies: 77
Views: 32772

Re: My journey to common sense

Agreed re: your healing. Kudos for perfect meals, in your words.
by oolala53
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My journey to common sense
Replies: 77
Views: 32772

Re: My journey to common sense

Belated happy 2020. Keep doing your best! Try not to fear going longer without food. Our bodies can get much better at breaking into their stores of glycogen and fat if they get practice! Apparently, it takes about three to five weeks to adjust to longer times, though I'm sure there are limits to th...
by oolala53
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4188
Views: 1604064

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I have been trying to be so careful about my news exposure, though I am addicted to my NYT app on my phone. (I usually scroll fast past many headlines.) That's how I found out about the Presidential Medal of Honor award. I was sick to my stomach for a lot of the day. Can this really all be true? For...
by oolala53
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Bright Line Eating
Replies: 11
Views: 7400

Re: Bright Line Eating

Part of my pathology that I keep getting drawn to this. Can't believe you didn't mention NO sugar or flour and permanently weighing and measuring all food, including restaurant food. I would have to be trying to combat a fatal disease to do that. (Ironically, because I have been measuring my food fo...
by oolala53
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2215
Views: 1216464

Re: oolala53

Thanks, auto and Soprano. Most of the time, it's feeling pretty good. I had one obvious rebellious hour but there was no way I was going to rebel with the old standbys. I had none of that sense of,"Well, I just don't care." So grateful not to be haunted by that these days. Just went to a real estate...
by oolala53
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hi this is Nell1223’s daily check in
Replies: 11
Views: 5062

Re: Hi this is Nell1223’s daily check in

I sent you a PM where I asked if you would start a thread, but I see you have. I have made so many changes over the years. Sometimes when people would see that I had lost more weight, they would ask what I'd been doing, but I knew the recent change had been build on the previous habits, and sometime...
by oolala53
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4188
Views: 1604064

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Lots of good news. I keep seeing that 22% fat and feel a little green with envy. And keep feeling pretty! I would take not being as attractive as I think I am over being pretty and not feeling it any day. If I may say, I like that you sound like you are enriching your life, which is going to remain ...
by oolala53
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 270
Views: 173153

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

Welcome back! I am PM-ing you, but I will say here that somewhere on here I have seen people who managed GORD, but I can't remember what if any mods they used. No S is as much about being systematic as it is the number of meals. It seems you have big incentive to make changes, if you can really make...
by oolala53
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2215
Views: 1216464

Re: oolala53

Not sure what I could do even from home that I know enough about and that I would actually like doing. If only someone would pay to me to post here, on Spark, on the no s Facebook page... :twisted: CALORIE and FOOD LIMITATION TALK ALERT! NOT ABOUT THE WEIGHT LOSS! WAY MORE PRESCRIPTIVE THAN VANILLA!...
by oolala53
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 270
Views: 173153

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

Welcome back. You might have to do some juggling of what's on your plate, but remember what your options are... I can't imagine snacks, sweets, and/or seconds were not part of the reason you put on 15 lbs., so the prognosis is good! No S is not a bad way to spend a year anyway.
by oolala53
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2215
Views: 1216464

Re: oolala53

How delightful to hear from you! And that things are going well. Oh, besides wishing I couldn't wait to exercise, I kinda wish there was some work I want to do. But not seriously looking to solve that minor problem. I like freedom, too. Yesterday I met with ex-colleagues, went to a tap dance class, ...
by oolala53
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How has your meal composition changed?
Replies: 6
Views: 5752

Re: How has your meal composition changed?

I know this thread isn't about this, but you must be enjoying your meals so much more without the snacking.
by oolala53
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I've Badly Relapsed Into Binging!
Replies: 19
Views: 12480

Re: I've Badly Relapsed Into Binging!

Yay! Just keep going.
by oolala53
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Lessons over 10 years
Replies: 19
Views: 12731

Re: No S Lessons over 10 years

Be sure to deal with the self-hatred side of things. Getting angry with oneself after a binge actually increases the chance it will be repeated. It is PART of the binge habit/cycle! Interrupting any cycle at any point helps weaken it. No matter what, keep working your N days. And you MAY have to go ...
by oolala53
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Bright Line Eating
Replies: 11
Views: 7400

Re: Bright Line Eating

Actually, there are probably a fair number of women who need to eat that little or even less to lose weight. Tough to take, but true. I would probably have to, especially since I have lost weight, so it takes less to sustain me than if I had never lost. (When I looked at BLE, they were saying 1100 c...
by oolala53
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Keys to lifestyle change success?
Replies: 15
Views: 7061

Re: Keys to lifestyle change success?

Sorry, in my mind, if I have to use ANY technique, strategy, thought, etc., I call that willpower, and I have accepted that it often takes willpower to implement strategies, esp. at first and sometimes even later. Maybe by willpower, people mean actually thinking/saying, "I WILL?WILL NOT do x, y, or...
by oolala53
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Finally Committing to No S
Replies: 26
Views: 8056

Re: Finally Committing to No S

I admit I haven't read every post- it doesn't take long for a lot of posts to accumulate, but I wanted to say hi and welcome. I did see that it seems you made big progress in not too long on the hard candies.(BTW, going through a 5-oz bag fast was nothing for me.) Sorry you have so much to contend w...
by oolala53
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2215
Views: 1216464

Re: oolala53

Did my winter 5-day stint. Feeling good about some of the restrictions I'm aiming at. Sound funny? Well, I felt good ten years ago about restricting my snacks, sweets, and seconds. Now refining for new purposes. It's all about being really convinced of the value of the reward and the fairness of the...
by oolala53
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4188
Views: 1604064

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Had been a little worried, but I agree that less posting can be a very good thing. Hugs.
by oolala53
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Keys to lifestyle change success?
Replies: 15
Views: 7061

Re: Keys to lifestyle change success?

For any lifestyle change, be clear what you think the advantage[s] will be or what you really want to avoid. Keep the drama out of it. For eating less: In times of difficulty, minimize the discomfort of skipping the food and magnify the benefits of waiting to eat in terms of pleasure and satisfactio...
by oolala53
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Soprano
Replies: 219
Views: 77210

Re: Soprano

Just saying hi. When I first pulled up your thread, it was actually from a year ago and I didn’t realize it till I read several entries, but it does sound like the job stuff and mincemeat pie’s are still having their effects! Warmest wishes for a good year of the systematic moderation.
by oolala53
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2215
Views: 1216464

Re: oolala53

Tx, auto! I just added my update to the testimonial section. I wish I could be more glowing, but it is what it is, and it is not in my opinion inviting sedition! I certainly have found nothing better.
by oolala53
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marina's check in
Replies: 47
Views: 22405

Re: Marina's check in

Are you in the Facebook group? Congrats all around.
by oolala53
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Soprano
Replies: 219
Views: 77210

Re: Soprano

Continued success maintaining through the season. A real feat!
by oolala53
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jibaholic's Check-In
Replies: 4
Views: 4003

Re: Jibaholic's Check-In

You are just getting going. Keep at it! I can't imagine your being sorry a couple of years from now using it, but I imagine you will be sorry if you don't.

Here's to a green Friday.
by oolala53
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alison's Start to No S
Replies: 23
Views: 7412

Re: Alison's Start to No S

Though the basic structure is the same, it really takes most people more than a few weeks or even months before any real pattern gets established of WHAT is on the plates. And even that can change over the YEARS. I had WILD S days for a couple of years. I just wasn't willing to get tougher before th...
by oolala53
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Journey of Tobias and Mom
Replies: 11
Views: 5354

Re: The Journey of Tobias and Mom

It's been a little over a month. How is it going?
by oolala53
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2215
Views: 1216464

Re: oolala53

The eating situation was difficult for me. I ended up eating a lot less for various reasons, not really fun ones, and even though I did some grazing. My pants got looser in the week, but I have been eating more since back and weigh about the same as before I left. I'm pretty much okay with that, tho...
by oolala53
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Bright Line Eating
Replies: 11
Views: 7400

Re: Bright Line Eating

Because I continue to have some issues with overeating, even after I all my years here, I did look for quite awhile at BLE. I even got the newsletter with her frequent (daily?) video logs. I felt cruddy just seeing the email in my inbox. I feel much better since I ended my subscription. Which is not...
by oolala53
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 270
Views: 173153

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

I affirm that having done No S before will help with adjusting to years of life after surgery. Best to you and your fiancé!
by oolala53
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2215
Views: 1216464

Re: oolala53

HI, gingerpie! Boy, I sure miss the feature that gave us email alerts on threads we were following. I just don't keep up. I have answers for why you don't do what's in your best interest, but it's not original or my own. Because things that are not in long term best interest are often harder than on...
by oolala53
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2019 Holiday Check In
Replies: 7
Views: 5455

Re: KCCC's 2019 Holiday Check In

Hang in there! I think it's an advantage that the season between txgiving and Christmas this year is a little shorter.
by oolala53
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3113
Views: 1111925

Re: automated eating tracker

P.Sl, I checked on Amazon for the heck of it. The two highly rated monitors I looked at had several detractors claiming on multiple quick tests done back to back, there were big discrepancies. Hmm.
by oolala53
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3113
Views: 1111925

Re: automated eating tracker

I am such a baby that the idea of pricking my fingers a lot is a wet blanket on the monitor idea. I'm not sick or close to it, but I am curious. Do you think a lightweight without a health condition to give me a good reason to suffer pain could benefit?



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