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by Imogen Morley
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Re: Imogen's Daily Check In

Thanks for your kind words, Oolala. I do feel better now, and I'm happy to report some success following my mod. I drill myself in "don't do anything and just wait", and do whatever it takes to stick to my self-imposed rules (three meals, 500 calories each, a day, four 300-calorie desserts on Wed, F...
by Imogen Morley
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Re: Imogen's Daily Check In

Auto, don't make we wait until N is 8 years old! :lol: I'm terribly impatient, I can't handle 6 more years of binge/restrict rollercoaster... But seriously, I feel like I'm the one to blame - not circumstances, not motherhood etc. N has been a fantastic sleeper right from the beginning, so I had ple...
by Imogen Morley
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Re: Imogen's Daily Check In

Thanks for encouragement. I didn't give myself enough credit for not giving in to the WTH effect, but on hindsight, that's was really impressive, given my dieting/borderline BED history. There's huge difference between unplanned food and a binge. Auto, I tried planning my S-days in the past, and it ...
by Imogen Morley
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 644
Views: 92639

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Whole bicycle! You crack me up :mrgreen: That's certainly how I felt following vanilla NoS for a longer period of time. Who knows, perhaps those of us prone to emotional eating or with a history of diet mentality need a few extra rules to reach their goals?
by Imogen Morley
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Re: Imogen's Daily Check In

I have to/want to be honest. I had some unplanned food yesterday. Not a binge, perhaps, but I didn't stick to my eating plan for the day. I need to often remind myself that moderate eating is a habit like everything else and requires a lot of practice, making the same choice over and over again, eve...
by Imogen Morley
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 644
Views: 92639

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Ahhhh I adore Lindor pralines! I'm partial to white chocolate-strawberry flavour. Good choice! :twisted:
by Imogen Morley
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Re: Imogen's Daily Check In

B: 2x tuna salad on whole wheat, vanilla skyr with strawberries L: 3 small slices of homemade feta/zucchini quiche, orange D: chili con carne on barley I think I'll go back to weighing once a week, on Friday morning. I'd also like to plan my three or four S-events a week instead of eating my way thr...
by Imogen Morley
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Re: Imogen's Daily Check In

Just a quick note before I forget. I've been reading Arnold Schwarzenegger's autobiography this week. And although I do admire him for his accomplishments, determination, and hard work, I cannot help but think he's the perfect illustration of the psychological truth that willpower is a finite resour...
by Imogen Morley
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 644
Views: 92639

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I'm with Auto. I hope our honesty won't discourage you. I adore NoS, I really do. It's a fantastic tool to strengthen your willpower muscle. But for some of us, it may not lead us, weight-wise, where we intend to be. Personal tweaks may become necessary at some point. It doesn't mean that the entire...
by Imogen Morley
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2692
Views: 810086

Re: automated eating tracker

Thanks for the reply, I appreciate you taking the time to respond so comprehensively. Five, six years ago I used to eat in a very similar way: modest meals appropriate for my size and level of activity, moderate carbs, lots of protein, hunger was mangeable etc. But then I lost too much weight, strug...
by Imogen Morley
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 644
Views: 92639

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Just popping in to say hello. Hope you're still with us!
by Imogen Morley
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2692
Views: 810086

Re: automated eating tracker

I'm looking at your food journal and wondering if hunger is ever an issue. From my perspective you seem to be eating like a bird. It's not criticism, just curiosity. Has your appetite reduced that much over the years on NoS or was it a conscious decision to eat less?
by Imogen Morley
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Re: Imogen's Daily Check In

Thanks for the tip, Auto! I've been actually wondering about probiotics/prebiotics. N takes beta-glucans every morning, and we did notice that the severity of her infections reduced. Since I'm not a fan of overly sugary products, I'll try to add a pot of plain yogurt with fresh fruit to my breakfast...
by Imogen Morley
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Re: Imogen's Daily Check In

This past month has been a real health rollercoaster for my family. My mum had a surgery which thankfully went well, but she's been immobilised for a longer period of time. N is almost constantly sick and shares her bugs with me on a regular basis. The funny things is, while she's relatively okay be...
by Imogen Morley
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!
Replies: 27
Views: 3544

Re: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!

How wonderful to see you here again! I definitely share your frustrations as a young mum. Nighttime snacking/binging is currently my biggest problem, too. All I want to do after N has gone to bed is eat, eat, eat. Haven't find a workable solution for myself yet, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed fo...
by Imogen Morley
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Re: Imogen's Daily Check In

Awww, thanks! SUNDAY :wink: I had too much cake and chocolate, but honestly, I used to have much wilder S-days under my belt. Still feeling weak and unmotivated. Tomorrow's my first day in the office in three weeks and I can feel anxiety already kicking in. Sunday evenings are absolutely the worst.
by Imogen Morley
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Thank you all! I was so miserable for the past weeks, you have no idea. I felt like I should care about NoS, make some effort to at least have three meals a day instead of grazing all the time. And I knew that I snacked so much because eating was the only pleasure I had. My mum kept bringing me all ...
by Imogen Morley
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Back to square one. Thanks, sinusitis. I don't want to share too many gross details, but that was, hands down, among top three most horrible and painful illnesses I've ever had the misfortune to contract. N quickly recovered after her garden-variety cold, but I've been stuck in bed for the last two ...
by Imogen Morley
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 644
Views: 92639

Congratulations on your green week, you're an unending source of inspiration for me. I’m determined to stay green even if it means taking in a few too many calories - I should get that tattooed on the inside of my eyelids, ha!
by Imogen Morley
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 644
Views: 92639

I second what Soprano said. But you already know that. There’s no point doing anything that isn’t a habit - that's a great catchphrase to help us NoSers stay focused on the big prize.
by Imogen Morley
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessa’s 2019 check in
Replies: 12
Views: 2734

We're exactly in the same place, it seems - N is sick every two weeks, and brings us all kinds of germs from daycare. Exhausting time. Wishing you lots of energy! It's inspiring to hear that you stay on track despite the challenges.
by Imogen Morley
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Thanks for all the good wishes. It seems like I'm improving, but I've booked an appointment with my GP to make sure everything really is okay. The dizziness and short breath don't seem normal to me if it comes to a garden-variety cold. N and P are fine, though, recovering at the speed of light. I ca...
by Imogen Morley
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Thanks! I'm feeling a bit better now, but still can't exercise, it makes me dizzy.
by Imogen Morley
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

THURSDAY, FRIDAY :mrgreen: Weekly weigh-in: 56.7, so modest loss. Lots of permasnacking this weekend. We're all fighting some nasty cold. I can't taste my food right now, and in consequence eat a lot of different bits and nibbles in the hope that something will wake up my sense of smell and let me ...
by Imogen Morley
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 644
Views: 92639

We're on the same page again - I've just posted my ponderings about hunger in my thread. I think the main incentive of NoS, at least after some time, is the pleasure that even the simplest of meals brings when one experiences mild hunger. Also, I love your "enforced socialising" phrase, I'm totally ...
by Imogen Morley
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

WEDNESDAY :oops: Another failure - seconds at dinner. The weather is just awful, it seems as if we haven't seen any sun in two months. I've come down with a nasty little cold, which is only slightly uncomfortable physically, but makes me sooo miserable anyway. This combined with TOTM is a recipe fo...
by Imogen Morley
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

TUESDAY :oops: Failure today. I was ravenous and had seconds right after lunch. But there was a success, too: I didn't let the WTH effect ruin the rest of my day. I accepted that perhaps there was a powerful biological reason for me to overeat in that moment, and kept it green afterwards. In the ev...
by Imogen Morley
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2692
Views: 810086

Auto, I can only offer my sympathy. This weekend was emotionally tough for me precisely for the reasons you described, and I could have written your earlier post about the parenting challenges. I know how much it sucks when you need to recharge and don't have any time nor opportunity to do so. I lik...
by Imogen Morley
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Excessive weekend. I hit my walking target on Saturday. On Sunday I missed some 300 steps to reach my goal. Current weight: 56.9. MONDAY :mrgreen: I feel like my plates could have been smaller, but as far as the habit goes, all was golden (I mean, green). 10 000 steps, including 1 mile workout. Kind...
by Imogen Morley
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2692
Views: 810086

My friend runs a foster home for cats, and I have two of my own. I've never ever seen a cat bonding with a kid, even the sweetest and nicest one. I don't have any experience with dogs, though. Our older cat adores my husband, loves me, stays away from N. Our younger one adores me, likes my husband, ...
by Imogen Morley
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 589
Views: 73323

Wise decision. In my opinion (supported by almost 9 years of experience) tampering with S-days without solid NoS habits in place never takes you where you intended to be. As a data junkie I find your stats inspiring, though - a great tool to see progress in black and white. Use it well and you I'm s...
by Imogen Morley
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Auto , thanks for noticing my mistake. And for your gracious compliments, of course! The thing is, I've lost pretty much all contact (except for occassional text messages) with my American and British friends living in my city, and I caught myself making more and more errors in my writing, not to m...
by Imogen Morley
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

THURSDAY :mrgreen: Bad day overall, but at least diet-wise I succeeded. I wanted to snack my way through the afternoon, but miraculously, I found the strength to resist and just wait for the mealtime. 10 000 hard-earned steps. Another day when I wanted to skip exercise and wallow in misery on the c...
by Imogen Morley
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

WEDNESDAY :mrgreen: Success today with moderate meals and a small latte with just a tiny teaspoon of sugar between breakfast and lunch. Something has given me heartburn, though, so I've just had some milk, too. My colleague is back to work and she brought me a beautifully crafted tin of Russian pra...
by Imogen Morley
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

TUESDAY :wink: Ugh. I'm totally stuffed. We were invited to dinner, and before we went out I'd eaten tons of different snacks and nibbles, just because I could. The worst kind of an S-day for sure. On hindsight, I could've had a smaller portion of the main course. The N-day normalcy is just what I ...
by Imogen Morley
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Auto, so it was :) It's rare for me to have any resolutions for a new year. But here they go: 1. Weighing only once a week, on Saturday mornings. 2. Complying with the basic NoS rules for six months, until Jun 1, no mods allowed. 3. Keeping a HabitCal. 4. Updating my thread and reading others' entri...
by Imogen Morley
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Yay! There's more of us walkers! As for the cake... I adore baking. I adore eating what I baked. I have 3 million bookmarks of recipes to try out. It makes me happy, and makes my house feel like home. And the cats loooove napping on the stovetop when something is in the oven. Happy cats = happy owne...
by Imogen Morley
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2692
Views: 810086

Bluetooth headphones FTW! I got a pair on my birthday at the beginning of December, and I just can't live without them. We also have two more things in common right now: I didn't have any time to properly sit at the Christmas table either since I was chasing after N all the time, aaaaaand we're almo...
by Imogen Morley
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 644
Views: 92639

My Christmas indulgences also lasted for more than a week, so I definitely share your weighing anxiety. Let's just put that off for a while, shall we? I agree with you on the importance of sleep. It really is a cornerstone of healthy habits, yet we so often skimp on it and trade it for late night en...
by Imogen Morley
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Long time, no see. This last month has been a rollercoaster ride. N was continuously sick for three weeks straight (first a rather nasty case of strep throat plus bonus allergy for her prescribed antibiotic, then a common cold). The first few days were especially draining for us all, and we even lan...
by Imogen Morley
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

TUESDAY :mrgreen: Feeling positive!
by Imogen Morley
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

MONDAY :mrgreen: Yay! Super easy N-day.
by Imogen Morley
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 644
Views: 92639

Congratulations on your anniversary! I too would love to read your insights regarding the phases of NoS. Your comment on the Thigh&Hip Diet reminded me of A Bit of Fry and Laurie… I think they made a joke about it in one of their skits. Now I have to dig it up or else it will haunt me for the rest...
by Imogen Morley
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

On Saturday I went decidedly wild, eating all sugar in sight… just because I couldn't get the treat I had been dreaming about for the entire week.
Sunday was much tamer. I tried out a new cake recipe, didn't like the final result, and so I left it almost untouched.
by Imogen Morley
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Monday - :oops: I ate too little at breakfast, so I ended up cramming in all edible proteins I had at home in the evening Tuesday - :oops: same Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - :mrgreen: back on track BUT with eyeballing my calories and portion control I'm a small person with huge appetite and some se...
by Imogen Morley
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habit Poem
Replies: 2
Views: 1281

Habit Poem

Not sure if it was ever posted here before, so there you go... Author Unknown The Habit Poem I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command. Half the things you do, you might just as...
by Imogen Morley
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Whew, I think I spoke too soon! I'm absolutely exhausted after this week, and I struggled A LOT to stay on track. I had extra nibbles when seasoning food, plus my dinner plates were really full. Combined with the extra S-day, no wonder why my weight stayed the same at 57.1 this Saturday. Food-wise, ...
by Imogen Morley
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Alene, it always amazes me how people believe they like or even love some food, only to discover it's not that good when they eat the thing with mindfulness and attention. We're so used to the autopilot mode. SUNDAY 57.4 :wink: MONDAY 57.3 :wink: (national holiday) 3 S-days in a row! Whew! The weeke...
by Imogen Morley
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

SATURDAY 57.1 :wink: B: cottage cheese with avocado and chives, slice of bread/butter, half an apple, 3 pancakes with maple syrup L: sausage with fixings, roll, cruller, 4 squares hazelnut chocolate snack: 3 squares white chocolate with blackcurrants D: 2 pigs in blankets, salad, chocolate cake wit...
by Imogen Morley
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

FRIDAY 57.5 :oops: B: cottage cheese with chives and avocado, slice of bread/butter, half an apple L: whole wheat pb&b sandwich, milk D: dinner roll, split pea soup fail: two pancakes I was making for Nina I have to stop viewing failure as a "treat", and see it for what it really is: self-sabotage ...
by Imogen Morley
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

THURSDAY :oops: 56.8 B: (large plate) 2 slices ww bread, salmon pate, 2 eggs, celery, 2 small pumpkin pancakes fail: coworker brought some mini crullers, I had 1 L: open-faced egg salad sandwich, a little bit of sausage D: chicken drumstick, 1/2 potato, cup of broth, 1/2 apple fail: I ate a bowl of...
by Imogen Morley
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's No-S Adventure
Replies: 26
Views: 5545

Alene, I adore Leslie Sasone and her workouts. 2-mile walk every day for about 2 years made me the slimmest I'd ever been. Sadly, I no longer work out on a regular basis, but whenever I do, I always choose Leslie's videos. They are so easy to follow, and I love the fact that she exercises with peopl...
by Imogen Morley
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

WEDNESDAY :oops: 56.8 B: tuna&egg sandwich, small banana L: quiche, pear milky coffee D: split pea soup, dinner roll fail: 2 pieces chocolate, fudge candy, large piece of brownie I had craved that brownie all day long, managed to white-knuckle it until early evening, and gave up. I wolfed down the ...
by Imogen Morley
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 287
Views: 64303

So you don't use electronics before 2 PM unless you have a legitimate reason to do so? Did I get that right? I try to cut back on my mindless web surfing, too, and to honestly ask myself whether I'm really going to use the laptop for something productive, but I haven't decided on any time limits. Mi...
by Imogen Morley
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's No-S Adventure
Replies: 26
Views: 5545

Hi! I'm also a fan of Jessica Smith's videos. They are easy to follow but make you break a sweat, don' they?
by Imogen Morley
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2692
Views: 810086

Sounds like you have a lot on your plate right now. I can only offer sympathy - as in Eschano's case, I'm at totally different parenting phase and those kinds of challenges are still (way?) ahead of me. Still, Creator9's anxiety really struck a chord with me. I have similar kinds of panic attacks wh...
by Imogen Morley
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tess’ daily check in
Replies: 105
Views: 16781

Pile those plates up as much as you need. It's only the first, habit-forming phase, there's still time to readjust portions later if you feel like it. Wishing you perfect compliance this week!
by Imogen Morley
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

As bad as yesterday, and my husband reported that she had tried to escape once they got there. Well, it's only her second day, I can't realistically expect that an introverted 21-month old will perfectly adjust to the situation in a matter of days. I guess we're talking weeks, maybe months. Gosh, I'...
by Imogen Morley
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Thanks, Auto! I have just one kid and as I say, one is definitely enough for me :lol:

TUESDAY 56.9 :mrgreen: (rapid water weight loss, I guess)

B: 2 slices ww bread with smoked fish and vegetable spread, half an apple
chai coffee (sweet and milky)
L: quiche, grapes
D: pierogi
by Imogen Morley
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

MONDAY 57.5 :mrgreen: (I weigh less after 2 S-days than I did on Friday, LOL) B: half a roll, some tofu spread, mango (ugh, I was too nervous to eat anything more substantial) L: quiche, grapes, coffee with milk and sugar D: chicken strips, potatoes, red cabbage and onion salad 1 Walk At Home fast ...
by Imogen Morley
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

SUNDAY :wink: 57.6 Quite pleasant S-day, actually (at least food-wise). B: fried sausage, white roll, tomato, brownie snack: oreo cheesecake L: a bit of pasta with spinach, wasn't hungry so I left most of it D: zucchini/goat cheese quiche (massive YUM), brownie snack: grapes Not bad at all! I tried...
by Imogen Morley
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tess’ daily check in
Replies: 105
Views: 16781

Seeing yourself as an example can be very motivating. So is re-reading the book! I've just ordered my second copy (the previous one vanished, probably went to Germany with the friend I had lent it to, LOL). Congratulations on your successful week! You're my inspiration!
by Imogen Morley
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Eschano, I'm pretty much sure that calorie counting at this point doesn't make sense in my case. I can be accurate, but I never stay within my self-imposed limits, so why bother if it doesn't work? That's just wasted time and mental energy. I'll try to reestablish firm NoS habits, and then reconside...
by Imogen Morley
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2692
Views: 810086

I think the crucial factor why people tend to resolve conflicts faster when communicating via e-mail or some other form of writing is that one can fully and clearly express one's thoughts without being constantly interrupted by the other (angry) person. Prior to getting married, my husband and I liv...
by Imogen Morley
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Awwww thanks! You are absolutely right that the right mindset can turn challenge into opportunity. Sadly, I've been wallowing in self-pity for weeks. On the bright side, I did a short workout yesterday evening, and immediately felt more optimistic and energetic. FRIDAY :mrgreen: B: 1/2 wholewheat su...
by Imogen Morley
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Eschano, that's great! I hope your husband sticks with it. I do think we as a society eat way too much sugar on a daily basis. Does he track his progress in any way? TUESDAY :mrgreen: I white-knuckled it today, with the help of chai latte early in the afternoon. My plates were decidedly big. WEDNESD...
by Imogen Morley
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 644
Views: 92639

S-days can be both a blessing and a curse. I do believe they get tamer with time, as you get used to having a healthy appetite between meals and don't want to miss the fun and pleasure of eating in response to hunger. One thing that I discovered after several years of NoSing is that: if you don't re...
by Imogen Morley
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Eschano, he's put on 5 kilos since started working from home. I calculated his BMI and some other metrics for him to see, and he was quite shocked he was borderline obese. Even I wouldn't have said so just looking at him - he's a big, well-built guy, so the extra weight he carries is distributed qui...
by Imogen Morley
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tess’ daily check in
Replies: 105
Views: 16781

Hi Eschano! Dropping by to say hello and give you a big virtual hug. I'm exactly in the same place as you are, No-S- and motherhood-wise, so feel free to vent here and rest assured that some of us will read it with great interest. Auto's idea is fantastic, I might actually use it myself. Fatigue is ...
by Imogen Morley
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Yup. My demise! MONDAY :mrgreen: Small breakfast, moderate lunch and dinner. Nothing but tea and water between meals. My boss brought goodies from her trip, I put them away out of sight to bring home on Friday (Friday afternoon is when my husband starts his S-days, I prefer the canonical version for...
by Imogen Morley
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: WSJ Article on Healthy Snacks
Replies: 0
Views: 1547

WSJ Article on Healthy Snacks

https://www.wsj.com/articles/our-mispla ... nts_sector

My sentiments exactly, I'm sure many of you will agree as well.
by Imogen Morley
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

SATURDAY :wink:
Weekly weigh-in: 56.7
Treats: 2x oreo cheesecake, 1x fudge candy. 3 meals.

SUNDAY :wink:
Treats: oreo cheesecake, 2x chocolate&orange cake, Kit Kat peanut butter bar. 3 meals, 1 snack (hot dog).
by Imogen Morley
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Inspired by some advice in my thread on the general forum I've decided to commit to the simplest, canonical version of vanilla NoS, and my husband is joining me too! FRIDAY :mrgreen: Moderate breakfast, sweet and decidedly milky coffee, small lunch, big dinner. I'm done with eyeballing calories and ...
by Imogen Morley
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2692
Views: 810086

Auto, are you still keeping your S-day mornings sugar-free?
by Imogen Morley
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Should I?
Replies: 6
Views: 2531

Awww, guys, thanks! You've given me so much food for thought! Soprano , you might be on to something. I'd like to eat healthier, and I tend to get obssessive about it at times, cutting out my favourite N-day foods and forcing myself to eat things that are "good" for me but not that enjoyable. Liveit...
by Imogen Morley
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Should I?
Replies: 6
Views: 2531

Should I?

I restart every Monday with best intentions, keep up the good work until Saturday comes, binge all weekend, and on next Monday I can't pull myself together and get back on track. Rinse, repeat. I'm trying to figure out what I do wrong. Current suspect: overambitious plans. I'll go full vanilla, with...
by Imogen Morley
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Hi auto! Sorry for taking so long to reply. Yeah, I did have sugar with breakfast. It always ends badly! I guess I should have known better... I've had a string of sick days (stomach flu, followed by a cold) and fell off the wagon BIG TIME. Current weigh-in is downright terrifying - 57.5 this very m...
by Imogen Morley
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

I bet hosting guests is one of the toughest moments for any dieter or a person changing their eating habits. Who doesn't want to partake in celebratory eating? I probably need some extra rules Weekend was as crazy as it gets and it ended up with massive tummy troubles. Saturday morning weigh-in show...
by Imogen Morley
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Quick weekly update: Monday :mrgreen: Tuesday :oops: -> massive fail Wednesday :oops: -> massive fail Thursday :oops: -> massive fail Friday: kinda sorta fail-ish (I'm going to have a slice of cheesecake in the evening) All week I've been sleep deprived, rushed, grabbing whatever from the fridge, an...
by Imogen Morley
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Sunday - ugh. Ate waaay too much, and went to bed stuffed and miserable. Tasting sugar in the morning is a slippery slope.
by Imogen Morley
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Haha, Auto, you nailed it, as this weekend we're all miserable and snapping at each other again. Same old, same old, I guess. Thursday :oops: I had a small piece of cheesecake that my boss brought in. Friday :oops: binge-ish episode. But it didn't feel good this time, gave me no comfort, and felt fo...
by Imogen Morley
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Ugh, relationship issues. But all is solved now.
Wednesday: :mrgreen: and uneventful.
by Imogen Morley
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Monday :mrgreen:
Tuesday :oops: Two scoops of ice cream on my way home from work (emotional eating). Also, large plates at meals.
by Imogen Morley
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2692
Views: 810086

I've been struggling with the same question: how much freedom can I enjoy before it becomes a slippery slope? One thing is sure: I'm not going to restrict myself in any way during Christmas and Easter. All else is negotiable.
by Imogen Morley
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Crystal's Daily Check In
Replies: 250
Views: 67716

Regarding your last post, I'm always wondering if the feeling of being in control of one's eating isn't actually the best part of NoS. I can totally relate to your insight - with fully ingrained NoS habits weight loss becomes secondary.
by Imogen Morley
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar checks in
Replies: 89
Views: 16058

Congratulations on your success! Delaying dessert on S-days is something I've introduced only recently, but it yields big results. I can't believe how sane S-days can be when one refrains from nibbling sugar morning till night.
by Imogen Morley
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

I'm very happy that this little mod works for you too! I swear by it.
by Imogen Morley
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

It's actually 0.8, but as I said, no big deal. I'm sure I didn't overeat that much in the past week, and it's very likely water weight or something like that. I need to see the overall trend to make adjustments, if any. Saturday and Sunday were very satisfying - again, I believe because I refrained ...
by Imogen Morley
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Friday :mrgreen:
Saturday weigh-in: 56.8, but I'm not panicking yet.
by Imogen Morley
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Yes, I'm trying to be mindful and eat more protein in the morning. It doesn't always protect me from binging or failing, but as far as I can tell, it's my best shot. Thursday was :oops: Light breakfast again. In consequence, I had two lunches, plus my boss brought cheesecake and chia pudding for us ...
by Imogen Morley
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2692
Views: 810086

Somehow I've missed the fact that we're the same height, but that explains why I can relate to so many of your insights. Enjoy your guests!
by Imogen Morley
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Wednesday has been an S-day (national holiday in my country). I've kept it under control by refraining from sweets until my usual coffee time at around 10 AM - so no sugar at breakfast. Cravings were weaker than usual, and I didn't have any embarassing bingey episodes (yet). Saving three biscuits fo...
by Imogen Morley
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Awwww! I'm so happy I could guide you in the right direction. I think the explanation for this is actually scientific, and probably has to do with blood sugar spikes during the day - but to hell with theory, as long as it works! Monday :mrgreen: Tuesday has been mixed to far. Light and carby breakfa...
by Imogen Morley
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2692
Views: 810086

How big is your house? My friend has to clean 22 windows every time her sister visits... just listening about it is exhausting.
by Imogen Morley
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 644
Views: 92639

Hi Octavia! Thank you for your kind words in my thread, you really made my weekend. How has your been? Satisfying, I hope!
by Imogen Morley
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Sunday was disappointing. I kept permasnacking, but nothing really satisfied me. I didn't plan my meals either, so no wonder why my eating was all over the place. Bleh. Monday comes as a blessing.
by Imogen Morley
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Octavia, I echo what auto said: that's a fantastic testimonial! I'm super happy for you! I know how frustrating vanilla can sometimes get, especially if your default alternative is cc... I've kept switching between the two for the last 3 years. One fail and I was instantly declaring "that doesn't wo...
by Imogen Morley
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

eschano, I reckon everyone has to come up with their own definition of failure, don't you think? Saturday weigh-in: 56 kilos. I'm quite pleasantly surprised. So far, sweets have been oddly off-putting this weekend, so I use my freedom to have seconds and larger than usual meals. We'll see how that g...
by Imogen Morley
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 594303

Thanks, auto! I'm not the most observant person :oops: Thursday :mrgreen: Friday was more problematic :roll: <- this is gonna signify a "controlled fail". I was very hungry in the evening, and knowing that I would not be able to go to bed before midnight, I had a small, portion-controlled bowl of ce...
by Imogen Morley
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 589
Views: 73323

How thoughtful of you! I think your idea is brilliant - we really should combat the "all-or-nothing" mentality on all fronts. Show the girls the power of "sometimes". I'm sure even Reinhard would approve.