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by simmstone
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Re: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'

12 week Holiday challenge These 12 week challenges have gone pretty well for me, so I want to get one going through the holiday season. At worst, this should help me maintain (not gain!) my weight through the holidays... I’d consider that a win. Week 1 Mon 10/14 - Success Tues 10/15 - Success , Wal...
by simmstone
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Train" now for holiday eating
Replies: 8
Views: 972

Re: "Train" now for holiday eating

Inspiring post, oolala! I’m doubling down on vanilla No S through the holidays.
by simmstone
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Re: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'

Haven't tracked for a while, but haven't gone off the rails, either. I actually like logging in and seeing the positive momentum, so I'll pick it back up - same rules as always: Vanilla No S, regular activity (3-4 times per week avg) September 2018 Mon, 9/16: Success , Walked 3 miles Tues, 9/17: Suc...
by simmstone
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Re: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'

12 week No S challenge - continued (weeks 7-12) Week 7 Mon 6/24: Success Tues 6/25: Success , Weight Training Wed 6/26: Success , Walked 3.75 miles Thurs 6/27: S Day * Fri 6/28: S Day * Sat 6/29: Success , Weight Training Sun 6/30: Success , Walked 3 miles * Used my S days this week to coincide wit...
by simmstone
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Re: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'

Half-Year report/stats My goals for 2019 are: NO S: 80% compliance Exercise: 42-57% compliance (average 3-4 days per week) Here are my actual stats for the first half of 2019: No S: 77.5% * I'm definitely within striking distance of 80%. I just need to keep on being consistent. Exercise: 32.6% (Ave...
by simmstone
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: An underrated key to No S success: Reframing 'Self-Discipline'
Replies: 8
Views: 2095

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

You are welcome, automatedeating. In the last year, I've had better NoS compliance than at any point during the previous 6 years I've known about/followed No S. Mentally aligning myself with the pleasure I get from this way of eating and reframing my old binge habits from 'indulgence/taste' to 'unco...
by simmstone
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: An underrated key to No S success: Reframing 'Self-Discipline'
Replies: 8
Views: 2095

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

I stumbled across this interesting article from Mark Manson titled "If Self-Discipline Feels Difficult, Then You are Doing it Wrong". His key assertion is that long-term habit change involves making the new 'habit' equate to feeling good in some way so that your naturally hard-wired preference to se...
by simmstone
Mon May 13, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Re: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'

12 Week No S challenge - weeks 1-6 I need something to light a fire under me, so I think it is time for a 12 Week No S challenge (goal - 100% compliance with Vanilla No S rules). I leave for a vacation on August 4th, so the timing of this will be perfect. Let's go! Week 1 Mon 5/13: Success , Walked...
by simmstone
Wed May 01, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

May 2019

Finished April strong and looking to keep to momentum going in May. My compliance rate the first 4 months of 2019 is currently at 73%, so my goal of 80% compliance for the year is definitely still in reach, though I'm behind a bit... but solid green May will help! May 2019 Wed 5/1: Success Thurs 5/2...
by simmstone
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: remember the food addiction behavior list?
Replies: 3
Views: 1989

Re: remember the food addiction behavior list?

It might have been a post I made, oolala53... on this thread: https://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopi ... 44#p191044
by simmstone
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Re: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'

Hi ChandaLikePanda, I stopped tracking it because it wasn't bringing me any additional pleasure or quality of life, which is really why I follow No S now. For many years, weight loss was the goal. But, over time, compliance has become it's own virtue to me - I just really like how I feel mentally an...
by simmstone
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

April 2019

Quarterly Report - No S compliance rate for 1/1/19-3/31/19 (via Habit Cal): 76.3% My goal is 80% for the year, but a late March slide put me below that for the first quarter of 2019. I need to ramp up my compliance this quarter. April 2019 Mon 4/1 - Sun 4/7 - NWS Days - vacation Mon 4/8: Success Tue...
by simmstone
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Re: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'

Thanks, automatedeating! Same to you!
by simmstone
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Wheels fell off
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

Re: Wheels fell off

First of all, be kind to yourself. Slip-ups happen, and they indicate merely that you are human. When I encounter times like these, I try to remind myself that I have chosen the least obtrusive system I could find as my 'diet'. It's not like I have to devote extra attention/motivation to keeping per...
by simmstone
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

March 2018

Well, February went pretty darn well. I'll do a 'quarterly report' at the end of March, but, so far, my compliance-to-date in 2019 is over 80%! So I'm going to try to make March another month of solid compliance! March 2018 * Fri 3/1 - Fail Sat 3/2 & Sun 3/3 - S Days Mon 3/4 - Success Tues 3/5 - Suc...
by simmstone
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: March Challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 1633

March Challenge

Who's up for a March challenge? * Fri 3/1 - Fail Sat 3/2 & Sun 3/3 - S Days Mon 3/4 - Success Tues 3/5 - Success Wed 3/6 - Success Thurs 3/7 - Success Fri 3/8 - Success Sat 3/9 & Sun 3/10 - S Days Mon 3/11 - Success Tues 3/12 - Success Wed 3/13 - Success Thurs 3/14 - Success * Fri 3/15 - Fail Sat - ...
by simmstone
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Re: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'

Thanks, Whosonfirst. January was tougher than I thought it would be, and February has been a bit easier... I think so many years of No S have taught me to just keep going and know that there will be ups and downs. The big switch for me happened about mid-way through last year, when it seemed I final...
by simmstone
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: February 2019 Challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

February 2019 Challenge

Who's in? It's the shortest month of the year, so, technically, that should make it the easiest to achieve great No S compliance stats, right? :D February 2019 Fri 2/1: Success Sat 2/2 & Sun 2/3: S Days Mon 2/4: Success Tues 2/5: Success Wed 2/6: Success Thurs 2/7: Success Fri 2/8: Success Sat 2/9 &...
by simmstone
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

February 2019

February 2019 It was nice to get back into the swing of things in January, though the month was far from perfect. Now, on to February and even better compliance than last month! Fri 2/1: Success Sat 2/2 & Sun 2/3: S Days Mon 2/4: Success Tues 2/5: Success Wed 2/6: Success Thurs 2/7: Success Fri 2/8...
by simmstone
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My HabitCal is gone
Replies: 2
Views: 842

There is small box with a pull down arrow near the top of the habit call screen next to the words "months through"...

Change it back to 'Jan' then click the 'Load' button at the far left of the screen. You'll then see your January calendar.

Hope this helps!
by simmstone
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Thanks, Soprano! Good luck to you, as well!
by simmstone
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

January 2019

January 2019 I really enjoyed the holidays! I took the month of December 'off' from being too strict with No S rules. I wasn't worried too about gaining weight over the holidays... I knew that I probably would. My goals were to relax, have fun, and just be somewhat reasonable in my eating (i.e. No ...
by simmstone
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

November 2018

November 2018 Notes: Mid-October through the end of December is always a challenging time of year for me to think about weight loss, so I'm not even contemplating that. My simple goal, now, is to maintain 80% No S compliance during the remaining holiday season, take a break from journaling (just us...
by simmstone
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: November 2018 Challenge
Replies: 6
Views: 2324

November 2019

I'll join you!! November 2018 Thurs, 11/1 - Success Fri, 11/2 - Sat, 11/3 & Sun 11/4 - S Days Mon 11/5 - Tues 11/6 - Wed, 11/7 - Thurs, 11/8 - Fri, 11/9 - Sat 11/10 & Sun 11/11 - S Days Mon 11/12 - Tues 11/13 - Wed, 11/14 - Thurs, 11/15 - Fri, 11/16 - Sat 11/17 & Sun 11/18 - S Days Mon 11/19 - Tues ...
by simmstone
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Re: October 2018

October 2018 Notes: I am still finishing the last of 4 consecutive 21 day challenges, but not really noting that here. At this point, I no longer need them, really - I have truly made the transition to having No S as my 'default, don't even think about it' behavior. I am really loving the ease and ...
by simmstone
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Thanks, oolala!
by simmstone
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

October 2018

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by simmstone
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: September 2018 challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 3362

Sept 2018

I'm in. Sept 2018 Sat 9/1 and Sun 9/2 - S DAYS Mon, 9/3 - NWS DAY (Labor Day Holiday) Tues, 9/4 - Success , Weight Training Wed, 9/5 - Success , Walking Thurs, 9/6 - Success , Weight Training Fri, 9/7 - Success , Walking Sat 9/8 and Sun 9/9 - S DAYS Mon, 9/10 - Success , Walking Tues, 9/11 - Success...
by simmstone
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

September 2018

September 2018 Notes on the last 6 months: I took a moment to re-read my entire daily check in thread... wow. What a journey. So many ups and downs, peaks and valleys. And all of it has brought me to now: I have not had a period of No S compliance this solid or effortless since I started following ...
by simmstone
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: August 2018 challenge
Replies: 6
Views: 3000

I'm in. I'm doing a 12 week challenge, anyway, so might as well get in on this :D August 2018 Wed, 8/1 - Success , Weight Training - Weight - 257.2 Thurs, 8/2 - Success , Walking Fri, 8/3 - Success , Weight Training Sat 8/4 and Sun 8/5 - S DAYS Mon, 8/6 - Success , Weight Training Tues, 8/7 - Succes...
by simmstone
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Ebb and flow seems only natural in all aspects of life - including our 'eating' life. There are inevitably bound to be periods of great passion, freedom, ease, followed by periods of struggle. I've certainly found this to be true for myself. I'm sure you recognize this, and, likewise, realize that y...
by simmstone
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Same to you, automatedeating!
by simmstone
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

July/Aug/Sept/Oct 2018

I'll be ramping it back up for August/September/October. My 12 week No S challenge went well, and then I took a two week vacation and spent the last month in a bit of a 'vacation' mindset... but the good news is that I didn't relapse into binge eating - I just relaxed the No S rules for a bit. It wa...
by simmstone
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Goldilocks' Diary
Replies: 9
Views: 3086

Looks like you have a solid base to work from!

Now comes the hard part... patience and mastery :)

Best of luck to you on this path!
by simmstone
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1764
Views: 965354

Good for you for continuing to try find a way that works for you, Kathleen! Personally, I love IF - though I don't really call it that for myself... I just happen to fall into the group that does really well using a 'black coffee for breakfast, one big plate at lunch and dinner' approach :) I've use...
by simmstone
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S vs. Weight Watchers
Replies: 65
Views: 22901

Consider this analogy: What if you woke up tomorrow and decided that you desperately wanted to paint an art masterpiece of Vincent Van Gogh-like artistry? But your previous experience was limited exclusively to painting in those 'paint/color by number' books. How would you get from point a (paint by...
by simmstone
Fri May 25, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I've Badly Relapsed Into Binging!
Replies: 12
Views: 4656

Sorry to hear that you are having a rough time. The feelings of guilt and worthlessness that follow a binge are difficult, if not impossible, to describe to those who aren't binge eaters. These feelings have plagued me for most of my adult life (until recently) and I greatly sympathize with where yo...
by simmstone
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Noted, oolala53... especially given my history of perfectionism. I already had a failure yesterday at a work event, so it's already essential that I realize the real goal of this challenge - which is to ramp up my compliance higher than it is now (i.e. to fail LESS, rather than fail never). I will w...
by simmstone
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Thanks!

Thanks for the well wishes Crystal and Dalia negra!!
by simmstone
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

12 week No S challenge

12 week No S challenge The idea here is to use a fun '12 week challenge' concept to ramp up my No S compliance. The goals are simple: Diet: 12 straight weeks of 80% green days (4 21-Day challenges in a row) Exercise: At least 3-4 days per week for at least 30 minutes per session Weigh In - Once per...
by simmstone
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How long before you started to lose weight?
Replies: 11
Views: 4729

Don't panic! You've already taken the first step in the process of pre-defining the number of times you eat on weekdays. Think of it like this: there are 15 opportunities each Mon-Fri to eat a plate of food. Once you are consistently able to adhere to only that many input opportunities (which is the...
by simmstone
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Same to you, automatedeating!
by simmstone
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

March 2018

March 2018 Thurs, 3/1 - SUCCESS B: Ruta Maya Coffee L: Cottage Cheese, Apple D: Smoked Turkey w/ BBQ sauce, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Diet Coke Notes: Walked 3 miles up steep hill in 45 minutes Fri, 3/2 - FAILURE B: Ruta Maya Coffee L: Cottage Cheese, Apple D: Binged Sat 3/3 & Sun 3/4 - S DAY Notes:...
by simmstone
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What Sets People Up For Food Obsession?
Replies: 22
Views: 8314

My experience: 1) Childhood poverty/food scarcity in very young years 2) High achieving/perfectionist personality type in middle years 3) High level sports/competition nutrition plans during high school/college years - they work while one is involved in the sport, but can distort food views and crea...
by simmstone
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Year Long Challenge
Replies: 129
Views: 33587

I'm in for this! Hoping to get back to the initial success/satisfaction I felt when I started No S long ago.
by simmstone
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

January 2018

January 2018 Mon, 1/15: B: Cottage Cheese, Apple, Water L: Kale & Mozzarella Chicken Burgers, Sweet Potato, Sauteed Kale D: Roasted Salmon, Cauliflower Mashers, Green Beans Result: SUCCESS Notes: Resistance Training (Chest, Shoulders, Triceps) Tues, 1/16: B: Cottage Cheese, Apple, Water L: Beef Roa...
by simmstone
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 253
Views: 113715

Great thread. I have been on and off No S for the last several years... for the last couple of years, lapses have not meant that I 'leave' No S... just that I 'don't follow' it. I've been a lapsed No S-er since August of this year. The Good: - I know that the greatest level of restriction I can ever...
by simmstone
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

August 2017

August 2017 * I will weigh each Friday morning Mon, 7/31: SUCCESS Tues, 8/1: SUCCESS Wed, 8/2: SUCCESS Thurs, 8/3: SUCCESS Fri, 8/4: 266.1 lbs FAILURE Sat, 8/5: S Day Sun, 8/6: S Day Mon, 8/7: SUCCESS Tues, 8/8: SUCCESS Wed, 8/9: SUCCESS Thurs, 8/10: SUCCESS Fri, 8/11: SUCCESS Sat, 8/12: S Day Sun,...
by simmstone
Wed May 10, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Thanks, oolala. Your words are welcomed and your story/success is a big influence/inspiration to me. I have reached the point where I know that No S is as 'strict' of an eating plan as I can handle, so, at the very least, I keep coming back to it (rather than some radical rebound diet). So, in that ...
by simmstone
Mon May 08, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

May 2017

May 2017 Mon, 5/1: SUCCESS Tues, 5/2: SUCCESS Wed, 5/3: FAILURE Thurs, 5/4: FAILURE Fri, 5/5: FAILURE Sat, 5/6: S DAY Sun, 5/7: S DAY Mon, 5/8: FAILURE Tues, 5/9: FAILURE Wed, 5/10: SUCCESS Thurs, 5/11: SUCCESS Fri, 5/12: FAILURE Sat, 5/13: S DAY Sun, 5/14: SUCCESS Mon, 5/22: SUCCESS Tues, 5/23: SU...
by simmstone
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

21 consecutive 21 day challenges

Back when I first started No S, I had a 'dream' goal: complete 21 consecutive 21 day challenges. I only made it through 2 before abandoning all together, but I think I am ready for something to shake me out of my complacency. I am past the point of doing any obsessive workout/diet plan, but I think ...
by simmstone
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

March 2017

March 2017 Keep on keepin' on... Wed, 3/1: SUCCESS Thurs, 3/2: FAILURE weight: 256, waist: 44 (I'll track this on the first Thurs of each month from now on) Fri, 3/3: FAILURE Sat 3/4 & Sun 3/5: S Days Mon, 3/6: SUCCESS Tues, 3/7: SUCCESS Wed, 3/8: SUCCESS Thurs, 3/9: SUCCESS Fri, 3/10: FAILURE Sat ...
by simmstone
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

February 2017

February 2017 Onward and upward Wed, 2/1/17: SUCCESS Wt: 263.6 Thurs, 2/2/17: NWS day - Grandfather's funeral Fri, 2/3/17: NWS day - Grandfather's funeral Sat/Sun 2/4 & 2/5/17: S Days Mon 2/6: SUCCESS Tues 2/7: SUCCESS Wed 2/8: SUCCESS Thurs 2/9: SUCCESS Fri 2/10: FAILURE Sat/Sun 2/11 & 2/12: S Day...
by simmstone
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

January 2017

January 2017 Well... back to it, then. I would love this to finally be the year that I just follow No S and let the result be whatever it will be. Here goes. Mon, 1/16: Success Wt: 271.2 Tues, 1/17: Success Wed, 1/18: Failure Thurs, 1/19: Success Fri, 1/20: Failure Sat 1/21: S Day Sun 1/22: S Day Mo...
by simmstone
Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

August, 2016

August, 2016 Mon, Aug 15th : Weight: 277.0 lbs Result: SUCCESS Notes: Weight Training for 45 minutes (Chest, Shoulders, Triceps) Tues, Aug 16th : Weight: 269.7 lbs Result: SUCCESS Notes: Walked 3 miles up steep hill in 45 minutes Wed, Aug 17th : Weight: 267.0 Result: SUCCESS Notes: Weight Training ...
by simmstone
Tue May 03, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

May, 2016

May, 2016 Mon, May 16: B: Skipped L: Beef Brisket, Green Beans, Diet Coke D: Cauliflower Fried Rice, Veggie Spring Roll, Pinot Noir Result: SUCCESS Notes: Walked 3 miles up steep hill in 45 minutes Tues, May 17: B: Skipped L: Leftover Plate from last night's dinner, Diet Coke D: Big plate of Sliced...
by simmstone
Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

March 2015

March 2016 Compliance review: Year to date: No S Diet Goal: 80% Actual: 70% I need a solid March to get my yearly compliance rate up to goal Exercise Goal: 50% Actual: 53% I'm right on track in the exercise category! Just need to keep it up. ****************************************************** Tu...
by simmstone
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

February 2016

February 2016 First, a review of January's weight/compliance goals: Weight 1/4/16: 265 2/1/16: 255 (-10!!) Notes: I don't have a specific goal for my weight, as I am willing to accept whatever weight results from successfully meeting my compliance goals... but I do want to track it. No S Diet Compl...
by simmstone
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I want to break the record player playing this broken record
Replies: 7
Views: 5386

Wow, atalanta_draper. Your words are brave and feel like they could've come directly out of my journal. I started No S over 3 years ago. 15+ years of dieting (for me, that meant orthorexic eating) had preceded it and turned me into the quintessential binge eater. No S seemed like a panacea at the ti...
by simmstone
Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

January 2015

January 2016 My only goals for this year are compliance-related. I will track weight, but not make it a 'goal' - besides, my weight will be fine if I stay active and follow the plan most of the time. I let my compliance lag last year, so my goal this year is to keep it going ALL YEAR! Compliance go...
by simmstone
Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

December 2015

December 2015 Tues, 12/1/15 Weight: 258 B: Home-brewed Ruta Maya Coffee with Almond Milk L: Sushi plate (California Roll), Diet Soda D: Large Greek Salad with Boca Burger, Sparkling Water Result: SUCCESS Notes: Walked 2.7 miles up steep hill in 40 minutes Wed, 12/2/15 B: Protein Shake with Mixed Be...
by simmstone
Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

November 2015

November, 2015 I haven't posted/tracked here in a while and I have let my habits slip a bit. Brief dalliances with other ways of eating have underscored, for me, that this is the only one I wish to aspire to. So... back to it! Sun, 11/1/15 : Weight: 264 Result: S DAY Notes: Walked 3 miles up steep ...
by simmstone
Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Please help! Advice needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 9814

"No S is such a good way to combat the randomness, which is often the slide into more and more."

I swear, you have the soul of a poet, oolala53!
by simmstone
Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

March 2015

October 2015 Starting Weight : 275 Wed, 10/14/15 B: X-Large Coffee with 1/2 cup Almond Milk L: PJ's Garden-Fresh Pizza for one w/ Diet Soda (Fits nicely on a single plate!) D: Grilled Salmon, Herb Risotto, Green Beans w/ Sparkling Water Result: SUCCESS Thrus, 10/15/15 B: X-Large Coffee with 1/2 cup...
by simmstone
Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

February 2015

February 2015 Sun, 2/1 - S DAY Notes: No workout today. Mon, 2/2 - FAILURE Weight: 270.0 Notes: No workout. Sweets at lunch. Tues, 2/3 - SUCCESS Notes: Weight training for 40 min (Upper Body) Wed, 2/4 - SUCCESS Notes: Walked 2.7 miles up steep hill in 40 minutes Thurs, 2/5 - SUCCESS Notes: Walked 2...
by simmstone
Fri May 02, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

May 2014

May 2014 April wasn't even close to perfect, but I am back into a good mindset Compliance goals for 2014 : No S Diet : Goal : 80 % Success rate Year to date : 58% % (as of 5/1/14) Exercise : Goal : 57 % Success rate (4 days per week) Year to date : 52% % (as of 5/1/14) *****************************...
by simmstone
Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Thanks!

Thanks for the support, eschano and automatedeating !! It's discouraging, sometimes, to have such effortless success (February), followed by a month where it was all I could do to succeed for one day (March)… but, fortunately, I have learned that the only thing I can do is try to make the next day...
by simmstone
Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

April 2014

April 2014 The best thing I can say about March, is that it's over. Compliance goals for 2014 : No S Diet : Goal : 80 % Success rate Year to date : 62.3 % (as of 4/1/14) Exercise : Goal : 57 % Success rate (4 days per week) Year to date : 53.3 % (as of 4/1/14) **************************************...
by simmstone
Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Thanks!

Thanks, eschano! :D
by simmstone
Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

March 2014

March 2014 February was a good month for me in all 3 goal areas. Still have to work on reducing Binge eating, but Feb was a big improvement over Jan in that area. Compliance goals for 2014 : No S Diet : 80 % Success rate Year to date (as of 3/1/14): 85 % Exercise : 60+ % Success rate, using only po...
by simmstone
Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help with Fridays please!
Replies: 24
Views: 12665

In the long run, No S works or doesn't work for an individual attempting to lose or maintain their weight based on whether or not it is a tolerable way for them to reduce the number of overall calories they consume - Reinhard, in his book, acknowledges as much... that the first law of thermodynamics...
by simmstone
Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

February 2014

February 2014 January was a good month for me in 2 of 3 areas (No S and Exercise). Still need to cut back on binge eating, but I feel I will have better success avoiding binges this month with the holidays over. To review: Compliance goals for 2014 : No S Diet : 80 % Success rate Year to date (as o...
by simmstone
Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: eSchano Yearly Check-in
Replies: 39
Views: 39343

Congratulations on your success! This mental benefit you've identified is not trivial… after all, the goal of life to be happy - these diet/fitness endeavors we engage in are merely meant to supplement the overall objective of 'happiness'. I had a similar revelation about feeling open to a relatio...
by simmstone
Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Thanks!

Thanks, NoSnacker! :D
by simmstone
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

January 2014

January 2014 My only goals for this year are compliance-related… I will track weight, but not make it a 'goal' - besides, my weight will be fine if I stay active and follow the plan most of the time. I let my compliance lag after July of last year, so my goal this year is to keep it going ALL YEA...
by simmstone
Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

July 2013

Review A 6 month overview of how I'm doing so far this year: Year-to-date goal percentages: No S Diet Success : Goal: 80% Actual: 61.2% Exercise : Goal: 42-57% (3-4 days per week) Actual: 38.7% Binge Free : Goal: 80% Actual: 57.4% Lose 4 lbs per month : Beginning Weight (1/1/13): 285.6 Goal Weight ...
by simmstone
Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Fantasy of Being Thin
Replies: 19
Views: 12392

The Fantasy of Being Thin

I'm not sure if someone has posted a link to this at some point in the board's history (it's an older blog post from 2007 and I couldn't find any reference to it using the search features), but I came across it recently and it absolutely smacked me in the face with truth: http://kateharding.net/2007...
by simmstone
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

June 2013

June, 2013 May was a really rough month... One of the worst binge eating periods I've ever had. I really hope to do better this month. Sat, 6/1/13 Weight - 276.6 B: 'Full Strength' Chocolate Protein Drink L: 'Full Strength' Vanilla Protein Drink D: Grilled Chicken with Mixed Veggies, Water Result: ...
by simmstone
Fri May 10, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: when you fail...
Replies: 34
Views: 14397

It is important to remember that the goal of No S is not perfection, it is 'less'... Reinhard's plan is simply a really a humane way to reduce, overall, the amount eaten over a long period of time - so make it your goal to learn, over time, how to fit failure within the concept of 'less': maybe you ...
by simmstone
Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

May 2013

May, 2013 Here's an update on where I'm at: Continuing goals for 2013: 1. 80% No S Diet SUCCESS for the year Currently: 71.4% 2. 80% Binge-free for the year ( Corresponding mod of no more than one 'S' per day ) Currently: 64.8% 2. Exercise an average of 3-4 times per week (Equals a 42-57% SUCCESS r...
by simmstone
Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

April 2013

April, 2013 Fast 5 diet trial - I have been naturally gravitating toward the idea of an 'eating window' for a while now - even when following No S, I prefer to only eat 2 meals per day and, often, only one. In accordance with some of my natural preferences, I am going to try the Fast 5 Diet princip...
by simmstone
Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Thanks, No BS!
by simmstone
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

March 2013

March, 2013 Continuing goals for 2013: - 80% No S Diet & Binge-Free SUCCESS rate for the year - Mod: No more than 1 'extra' (i.e. snack/sweet/second) per N day - Exercise an average of 3-4 times per week (42-57% SUCCESS rate on HabitCal) Fri, 3/1/13 Weight: 261.0 B: Skipped L: Peanut Thai Chicken w...
by simmstone
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Post-February 2013 Summary

Post-Feb 2013 Summary: Year-to-date goal percentages: No S Diet Success : Goal: 80% Actual: 90.2% Exercise : Goal: 42-57% (3-4 days per week) Actual: 42.7% Binge Free : Goal: 80% Actual: 72.7% Lose 4 lbs per month : Beginning Weight (1/1/13): 285.6 Goal Weight for 3/1/13: 277.0 Actual weight on 3/1...
by simmstone
Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

February 2013

February, 2013 Continuing goals for 2013: - 80% No S Diet & Binge-Free SUCCESS rate for the year - Mod: No more than 1 'extra' (i.e. snack/sweet/second) per N day - Exercise an average of 3-4 times per week (42-57% SUCCESS rate on HabitCal) Fri, 2/1/13 Weight: 267.0 B: Skipped L (12:30pm): Beef Bri...
by simmstone
Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

January 2013 Summary

January 2013 Summary: No S Diet Success Rate (via HabitCal): 100% (goal is 80% at end of year) Total NWS days: 1 Beginning Weight/Waist (1/2/13): 285.6 , 47" Ending Weight/Waist (2/1/13): 267.0 , 45" Total Workouts: 13 Binge Free: 77% (Goal is 80% for the whole year) Notes: - After 16 months on thi...
by simmstone
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: link to my year three testimonial
Replies: 4
Views: 3130

Congrats!

Very inspirational, oolala53! I hope to emulate your success. What I like best about your approach is that happiness seems to be your biggest goal in regard to weight/food... and The No S habit keeps you happiest! That doesn't mean you never creep outside of the rules, or have a 'bad' day, but, from...
by simmstone
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

January, 2013

January, 2013 I am going to ditch any exercise requirements during this first month of 2013, and just workout on an 'as I feel like it' basis.... It will be enough of a challenge to just make sure my eating is in tact at the beginning of this year. For this first month of the year, I am instituting...
by simmstone
Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Jan, 2013

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by simmstone
Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting yet again--Day 1 tomorrow
Replies: 61
Views: 17420

BritishFool, You are wise to listen to oolala53 - she is a wonderful, experienced voice for those of us who struggle, specifically, with Binge Eating. Her words come from a good place, always include a hefty dose of reality, and drip with experience. I, as a fellow eater who struggles with binges, v...
by simmstone
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Dec, 2012

December, 2012 Diet goals for this month are: 1. 100% success on N days 2. No more than 4 NWS days/events (Chirstmas Eve & Day, NYE will take up 3 of those.. and I'll leave room for one more, if needed) 3. Exercise 4 days each week 4. Maintain body weight (weighed 269.8 on 11/30) Sat, 12/1 : S DAY ...
by simmstone
Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

November 2012

November, 2012 October was a rough month, but there were a few green days in there... which is better than none. Starting this month, I am really going to work hard at my N days - specifically, I am going to try and eat something for breakfast each day, in addition to lunch and dinner. Reinhard men...
by simmstone
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Oct 2012

OCT 2012 Really struggling lately... my intentions have been good, but I just have not been able to avoid binging. Hoping I can turn it around this month... Mon, 10/1 Result: FAILURE Notes: Drove back to Austin from Dallas... always seem to have have binging problems on these kind of days Tues, 10/...
by simmstone
Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How long did it take you to get this down?
Replies: 20
Views: 9534

It depends...

Tricky question... I can speak to my experience (I haven't - not even close - and I have been at it for a year), but surveying the community in an attempt to project the consensus onto your own journey is trickier... and depends on several moving parts. Obviously, there are folks like Reinhard who, ...
by simmstone
Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Back to No S...

Back to No S... Well, 'Binge Free' is a nice idea, but, for some reason, I cannot seem to navigate that one, simple qualification without structure... and the greatest amount of structure I can seem to tolerate is the NO S framework. No two ways about it: Binge Free Life was a fail for me. My weigh...
by simmstone
Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Binge free for life...

MY 'BINGE-FREE' LIFE BEGINS I had an epiphany tonight at dinner. Let me explain... After a year on No S, I can truly say that my orthorexic thinking has been cured. I haven't measured anything or broken down macronutrients profiles in the name of 'health' in a year. That's a good thing, and I am th...
by simmstone
Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

August, 2012

August, 2012 I got a new job in July. Moved to Austin without a place to live. Stayed with some friends. Felt a bit scattered. Let my eating habits slip. Reverted to some binge behavior... 6 weeks have passed, and I am now all moved into my new place and the job is settling down. It is time to buck...
by simmstone
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

June 2012

June, 2012 Day 1 : Sun, June 10, 2012 Result: S DAY Notes: No more excuses, explanations, or epiphanies... time to suck it up and just stick to NO S for good. Don't worry about psychology or deeper meaning - just do what I am supposed to do on this plan, period. The alternative eating plans are far...
by simmstone
Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

March - 2012

March, 2012 Well, February was a rough month for sure, but, for some strange reason, I can feel a change building in me for this month. Maybe it's the nice Texas weather that has me in a good mood... I don't know - but I feel ready to have a spectacular month of nutrition and wellness. For this mon...
by simmstone
Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 127
Views: 73045

Thanks, Berry. I do have occasional (though fleeting) moments of clarity and perspective :D The trick, for me, seems to be figuring out how to stay in that clear mindset. I am working on it, and it is getting better. NO S has definitely cured my orthorexic tendencies, but it may be a while before it...