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by librarylady
Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Knitapeace's Daily Check-In
Replies: 94
Views: 32471

I just got my spiralizer (we are trying to cut down on all carbs because my husband's blood sugar is up a bit) -- and I love it! I have used it for zucchini and carrots and just last night made a big batch of cucumbers. It really does make the food more fun for some reason! (Mine looks like a big pe...
by librarylady
Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Last night we had lamburgers on pita with tzatziki sauce and some spiralized cucumber salad (which was delicious and cute!). Later in the evening I did some cardio-kickboxing with my daughter. And lifted some freeweights. I did that last week and my legs were crying for couple of days. :lol: Today h...
by librarylady
Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Real Food favourites
Replies: 31
Views: 16459

That stew sounds great! I'm putting that aside for a nice fall or winter meal. Thanks bunso!
by librarylady
Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Had some lovely homemade pizza (courtesy of my daughter) - some tomato sauce, broccoli, prosciutto and mozzarella. Just enough for a largish slice for us all, with some salad. Pizza can be such a good and healthy dish! A couple of weeks ago she made a great one with beets, goat cheese and zucchini. ...
by librarylady
Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

I seemed to eat a lot this weekend - including Friday, but when I write it down it doesn't seem all that bad. I was off Friday so we ate breakfast out - eggs over easy and scrapple - I just picked at the home fried potatoes and had only one piece of toast. Then we had sandwiches for lunch, turkey an...
by librarylady
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

I do recognize that I have to weigh in at least once a week. Otherwise I will start lying to myself about any possible weight gain. "Oh these jeans still fit so I'm ok" (Not allowing myself to admit that I have to suck in to zip them!) I know I'm gaining when I start to avoid the checking in. Someti...
by librarylady
Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Yep the lower weight showed up again today. I did know that I was going down, but it is still nice to see it :D My husband also reported to me that he was down. He is the lowest he has been in about 9 years! Yesterday was whole grain couscous with grilled asparagus and onions tomatoes and some fish ...
by librarylady
Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2707
Views: 814460

Hi automatedeating. Isn't it great to have berries season! They satisfy my sweet tooth - after a bowl of strawberries, I feel as though I have really indulged :) Good luck - you are doing fine. I think the important thing is to recognize and admit to yourself that you have gotten a bit out of contro...
by librarylady
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 195655

Thanks for the hopeful words on the temperatures and my chance of seeing the Alps!

and congratulations on all your progress!! :D
by librarylady
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Had some zoodles mixed with peppers onions and tomatoes rather than noodles last night with some grilled pork loin and strawberries. We're trying to either low carb or go with whole grain in order to keep my husband's blood sugar down. They were actually fine (I'm new to spiralizing!) and will be a ...
by librarylady
Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 195655

Hi kaalii - I certainly hope it stops raining by the end of July, early August - because that's when I'll be visiting Switzerland (and I want to SEE the Alps!) :lol:
by librarylady
Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

The "office treats" are still there and I have still not eaten them. It is great to have No S in my head because I have a specific reason not to indulge. And when I look at them - yes they are nice, but I've had better (and will have again in the future). :D A good way to look at it! Last night we h...
by librarylady
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 122
Views: 54882

Hi Lifeisablessing -- I also tend to stick with the same breakfast and lunch every day. And I am a great fan of All Bran which I have every weekday morning. If I don't have it and eat my hard boiled egg, I have problems with err "irregularity" as the ads always put it! :D I know that All Bran and th...
by librarylady
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's your challenging situation?
Replies: 23
Views: 11675

Put me into the vacation/variances camp. When I am on my regular schedule, I can fit into No S like a glove. When I have a day off, it is a bit more tricky, but I control that by not having any junk in the house - if I want something I must go out and get it, which makes mindless snacking unlikely. ...
by librarylady
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

There were no homemade cookies left when the weekend came! My daughter's friends polished them off in a few days (and my husband helped) - glad I had one when I could! :D Had a good weekend with a nice breakfast of poached eggs with a French roll, one carrot muffin and cut up melon, blueberries, and...
by librarylady
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: something new
Replies: 55
Views: 19376

If that is the extent of your RED days - then you are on the right track! It's funny how the mindless eating just sort of happens and you realize it all of a sudden! (Did I just eat that? ) :o
by librarylady
Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 126644

What a great post bunso! I am so happy for you that No S is helping to reset your feelings toward food and "hunger". Congratulations :D Oddly enough, although I never was much of a snacker so I do not have the same history, I was just thinking a few minutes ago how nice it was to reach mid-morning a...
by librarylady
Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Was doing very well with my usual breakfast and lunch - dinner was grilled shrimp with brown rice and salad. My darling daughter made chocolate chip cookies yesterday when she got home from work. Alas it was Wednesday - the middle of the week! Did I want to have a cookie when it was at its most fres...
by librarylady
Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar check in Vanilla No S
Replies: 137
Views: 48183

Please tailor this advice to your own situation, though. Some people simply can't take having snacks and treats available so readily without tempting them to overeat. :) Yeah that's me - if something is around I will probably wind up eating it sooner or later. And if I don't my husband definitely w...
by librarylady
Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

So my usual dietary defaults for breakfast and lunch, followed by grilled boneless marinated chicken thighs and barley salad (I'd forgotten how much I love barkey!). Then some strawberries - which I am not counting as dessert or a fail. It is June and they are fresh local strawberries -- it is almos...
by librarylady
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

I have helped my husband to develop some intelligent dietary defaults of his own, although actually he was doing that himself. We talked about the importance of getting some protein at breakfast to prevent the sort of mid-morning hunger that leads to snacks (so hard boiled eggs or whole wheat toast ...
by librarylady
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Hi e-lyn! I lost a lot of weight a number of years ago (45 pounds), essentially by restricting myself to "n" days 7 days a week. (This was before I had heard of the no s diet) My husband did much the same and it was the fact that we were doing it together that made it work. Unfortunately, nobody can...
by librarylady
Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

It was a good week and a good weekend. Switching over to whole grains, such as whole wheat bread and pasta, bulgur, kasha, barley etc. They lend themselves well to salads so they fit summer eating well. Only thing we can't have is quinoa - I love it, DH does not. Oh well :D The grill is fired up and...
by librarylady
Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 195655

What an "s" worthy picture that is Kaali! Dates and Roquefort cheese -- yum mm

My vacation will be in Switzerland this year. Looking forward to some great cheesy events there! :D
by librarylady
Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 153505

Merry wrote: I've hit plateaus before. They're normal. At least I'll feel satisfied and not hungry! Enjoy the habits. A plateau is better than gaining, which is what I did before No-S--so this is still progress. I also decided that I would wait up to 3 months to see if a plateau broke. Then if it di...
by librarylady
Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Thanks Merry -- yes having him on board has been very helpful. We are less likely to sabotage our mutual habit-building. He has lost quite a bit of weight but he does need to watch his blood sugar, so we are switching to whole grains pretty completely and paying more attention to that aspect of our ...
by librarylady
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Great dinner last night - tuna with cannellini beans, parsley, onions and lettuce and a little bit of whole wheat rotini, dressed with some olive oil and lemon and salt and pepper - very refreshing. I did say no to some beer which was leftover from Memorial Day, but I had a piece of watermelon - whi...
by librarylady
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

I'm very lucky in that my husband is doing NoS with me - he has lost about 8 pounds - which delighted his doctor! He is now lower than he has been in 10 years. However he still wants to lose about 10 pounds more since he knows it is important for his health. My 19 year old daughter is very slim and ...
by librarylady
Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Well I did have a FAIL last night. I had bought some strawberries intending to have them as dessert on Saturday. Well we did not feel like having dessert on Saturday so I figured Sunday would be as good. On Sunday we had sangria instead - which is like a liquid dessert! :D Monday was Memorial Day an...
by librarylady
Tue May 31, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1764
Views: 967465

Hi Kathleen -- I remember reading your posts when I was last on this forum. Can I just make a kindly meant comment? Read the title of your thread - "The Blessings of Simplicity" -- that is a very wise thought and one that brought me back to No S, after I let myself modify it beyond recognition. That...
by librarylady
Tue May 31, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

I had a few days off and I am glad to say that I passed the test! I ate three meals (probably a bit bigger than my normal Spartan fare, but just things like sandwiches rather than yogurt and toast or oatmeal rather than All Bran. But no extra sweets (except on "S" days), no snacks and no seconds. Ye...
by librarylady
Tue May 24, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hi. I'm new here.
Replies: 11
Views: 6820

Yes exercise is a great extra, but you can be green without it.
by librarylady
Tue May 24, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Had baked chicken with panko crumbs, rice and salad for dinner, with mineral water. Today is stacking up a a usual day as well. Tomorrow I am off for a few days (or I lose vacation time this fiscal year). This may be a challenge as I will be off my usual schedule and might be tempted to graze as I c...
by librarylady
Mon May 23, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Thanks for the support kaalii! Things continued to go well this weekend, with poached eggs and a nice roll followed by a small muffin for breakfast on Saturday, a bran muffin for lunch, popcorn and a small sherry before dinner and then some sirloin cubes sauteed with carrots, onions and potatoes and...
by librarylady
Fri May 20, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Stepped on the scale and was startled to see that I had gone down 3 pounds! That makes 10 pounds since I began 7 weeks ago. It shows me that it was the bad habits which I had allowed myself that were putting on the extra weight - when I left off the bad habits, the weight started to come off. Now I ...
by librarylady
Thu May 19, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: mootari check-in
Replies: 25
Views: 7392

Isn't it wonderful what habit can help us do? I was at a funeral yesterday and there was a lunch afterwards. There were cookies there and everyone was grabbing handfuls and going back for seconds. I realized that it took very little willpower to say no. And nobody cared! (More for them :D ) Congratu...
by librarylady
Thu May 19, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Got rid of most of my diet books
Replies: 16
Views: 14822

Wow - NoSDoc - I love this post. You have summed up why NoS is the right way to go. In an era when "normal" eating no longer has a definition to most people, NoS gives us a framework to create "normal" eating habits for ourselves. We can adjust this framework to fit our own lives and tastes.
by librarylady
Wed May 18, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Had off today for a funeral. Had a larger than normal weekday breakfast because we were on the road -2 breakfast burritos at McDonalds - which was a mistake - too heavy. There were light sandwiches for lunch so I just had half of one with some cole slaw and did not partake of any cookies, just a few...
by librarylady
Tue May 17, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A thread for people who find No *seconds* to be the hardest
Replies: 19
Views: 12787

I have been trying to cut down the amounts that I serve so there will not be much available for seconds. If I cook something with leftovers in mind (say a bigger piece of meat than my husband (and now my college student daughter) and I can eat at one go, I try to serve only the amount for the 2 (or ...
by librarylady
Tue May 17, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Back to my usual breakfast on Monday - bran at home, followed by hard boiled egg at work. Just a yogurt for lunch. Then a big salad with chicken, quinoa, feta cheese, tomatoes, black olives and balsamic dressing, with a whole wheat roll and butter. I find I sleep better when I feel just a twinge of ...
by librarylady
Mon May 16, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Brought daughter home from college on Friday, which meant a tuna sandwich for lunch rather than my usual yogurt and fruit. Also had more time for breakfast so we had oatmeal with half a banana and hard boiled egg. Stuffed shells with green beans for dinner and some wine - more than I usually eat dur...
by librarylady
Thu May 12, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

My husband was talking to a coworker who told him she had lost 100 pounds using Weight Watchers - and then gained them back. She said keeping constant track of what she ate was challenging at first and then got old. It is the simplicity of No S as much as anything which makes it work. Yesterday was ...
by librarylady
Tue May 10, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

back again!

As I posted on the main board, I did No S in 2011 and was quite successful - so much so that I stopped thinking about it for a while. Then I thought so little that I started to let old bad habits creep back - and started new ones! So I began to gain -- not horribly, but the trend was obvious. Now I ...
by librarylady
Fri May 06, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A thread for people who find No *seconds* to be the hardest
Replies: 19
Views: 12787

You are quite right -- learning to eat slower is a habit which must be formed. I tend to eat too fast - and I have been working at slowing down for something like 8 years now. I have slowed down, actually by following some of the guidelines and hints that oolala53 outlines. But I still have to watch...
by librarylady
Fri May 06, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's your No S?
Replies: 45
Views: 32767

*Mods: My main mod is breaking up my breakfast - I have a coffee and a handful of all bran with milk before I leave the house before 7:00AM and then a hard boiled egg with my coffee about 9:45. I just can't eat eggs that early. This also makes it easy to wait for lunch at about 1:30. *Intelligent Di...
by librarylady
Thu May 05, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: short article that backs up no s logic
Replies: 14
Views: 9509

That is a great article - thanks. Grandma knew best!
by librarylady
Wed May 04, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 256
Views: 114307

Thanks, we can try! But I also see that it is essential to login here regularly, to remind myself why this way of living works and nothing else really does. It is the way I was brought up - like so many others - it is "Grandma's diet". But the world around me is not Grandma's world. It is really eas...
by librarylady
Wed May 04, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you tell your family and friends?
Replies: 10
Views: 6975

If people actually ask, I just tell them. They are usually not all that interested. Sometimes they say "well I couldn't do it!" However there was one woman I work with who had asked me a few years ago. I told her and that was that. A few months ago she asked me again- "was there something about "no ...
by librarylady
Wed May 04, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 256
Views: 114307

Thanks oolala53 - I found that I could go back pretty quickly to Vanilla No S. However I also now see that I need to check back to the board regularly to remind myself why I started in the first place. I have to be careful not to allow myself little modifications which become bad habits. Stick with ...
by librarylady
Tue May 03, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 256
Views: 114307

I used the No S diet a few years ago to lose weight and did successfully. I kept it off for some time and then sort of drifted back into some (not all!) bad habits, mostly in order to enjoy extra treats with my husband (like weekday desserts and after dinner cordials). I also made the mistake of kee...
by librarylady
Tue May 03, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No-Hunger Breakfasts
Replies: 42
Views: 22160

Hard boiled eggs are my hunger salvation. I get up very early and cannot stand to eat much at that time (6:15). I have a cup of coffee and a handful of bran and milk (for regularity! :D ). Then I have one hard boiled egg at work with another cup of coffee. Now I am a 59 year old woman so my food nee...
by librarylady
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Checking in again! I have been really busy and not had a chance to post. Nonetheless I have been pretty good about following NoS. I love it when it is busy at work (end of the semester frantic kids - OMG - those papers which were assigned the beginning of the semester back in January are really DUE ...
by librarylady
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Happy Passover to Jewish No-S'ers!
Replies: 1
Views: 1448

Guten pesach Nicest of the Damned! Here's one Catholic who'll be heading out tonight for her 8th annual Passover seder. Our friends have included us every year and it is both a beautiful and a happy time. Peace and happiness to you and your family!
by librarylady
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you take any supplements?
Replies: 22
Views: 8747

I take Calcium with Vitamin D added. Calcium for my bones ( I do eat yogurt daily, but I'm also over 50 and female) - and vitamin D because as vmsurbat says our lifestyle restricts the amount of vitamin D we get. My doctor (who is a pretty moderate guy) suggest the vitamin D for my husband as well. ...
by librarylady
Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: WSJ article on the office candy jar
Replies: 17
Views: 12025

I mention No S when someone asks me why I'm not partaking of a treat because I think that somewhere along the line someone might be interested. Most of the folks I work with want to lose weight, so I just put it out there. I don't preach or anything, but I figure that if I'd heard about it earlier i...
by librarylady
Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hunger is the Best Sauce
Replies: 8
Views: 4525

Well for some reason I am incredibly hungry this afternoon. It is odd, because usually I am fine at this hour and I ate my usual breakfast and lunch. It was super busy here since students are in their last push to the year's end; so maybe that is it. Anyway the sauce on my dinner tonight is really b...
by librarylady
Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: WSJ article on the office candy jar
Replies: 17
Views: 12025

We used to have a candy dish and I was a terrible one for dipping into it. That dish disappeared a few years ago. However I noticed that when someone recently brought in a homemade chocolate cake and laid it out for anyone to take that I had no problem in saying no to it. When queried I said that I ...
by librarylady
Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just Did It ! 49 Pounds Down!
Replies: 15
Views: 6850

That is wonderful!! Congratulations on the new more healthy you!
by librarylady
Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Who Me? Checking In!
Replies: 13
Views: 6099

Well that is a group portrait then! Well done - great picture :D
by librarylady
Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Usually I can manage successful N days partly because I remove what we Catholics call "the near occasion of sin" - in other words, I bring my lunch (yogurt and fruit) and eat in the office - far from temptation! However yesterday I attended a funeral and went to the lunch following. And there was fo...
by librarylady
Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Hey hey I am currently wearing that famous size 10 dress I mentioned in mid-March. The weather has stayed cool enough for a little sartorial victory breakthrough! Last week I was at a conference on Friday, which meant that I ate lunch out - which is a rarity for me. Since it was Friday in Lent I wou...
by librarylady
Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: chickadee11
Replies: 43
Views: 16380

Hey sometimes just maintaining is a victory. You have a lot of extra stuff on your mind right now and you are obviously not snacking because of it. Sometimes also it seems as though pounds hang on and on for a week or two, then suddenly give up and drop off!
by librarylady
Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: small lunches??
Replies: 7
Views: 3823

I tend to eat a fairly light breakfast and lunch - usually just a bowl of bran w/1% milk, OJ with water and coffee for breakfast and one piece of fruit with unflavored yogurt for lunch. This is nothing new - I've been doing it for the last few years. I used to snack between meals, however, but I fin...
by librarylady
Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Study: 3 square meals a day paired with lean protein help...
Replies: 5
Views: 3590

Dear me - this will upset the 6 meal a day folks! Great find SoATXGirl! Here is another interesting quote: Eating frequency also was tested because it is a common belief that eating more frequent, smaller meals a day can lead to weight loss. One of the reasons for this belief is that older studies s...
by librarylady
Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Turned out that someone had eaten the leftover penne and there wasn't enough spaetzle to make up the meal - so I used some Thai rice noodles instead! So Europe and Asia worked together - it actually tasted quite good. I enjoy these midweek, what the heck do I have in the fridge meals. There was also...
by librarylady
Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 173564

Congratulations on losing the vacation pounds so fast! I always feel as though the pounds picked up during vacation can be lost fairly easily if one gets to them quickly - before they have a chance to make the long acquaintance of the already settled in pounds! I hear you about the schedule change -...
by librarylady
Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Easter is coming!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 5850

Easter is easy! Since it always comes on a Sunday it is by default an "S" day. We'll have ham and scalloped potatoes and asparagus, with probably a nice homemade cake (courtesy of my daughter). I would love lamb, but some of my relatives hate it, so we must wait until a week after Easter for that! G...
by librarylady
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Brought Me Cookies
Replies: 14
Views: 6332

Now that's habit alright! Good for you - since you brought it home you showed them you were grateful after all! When I think back a few years we used to have some people here at work who brought in lots of delicious goodies AND used to fill up a container with candy. Nobody in my department does tha...
by librarylady
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Normal!
Replies: 10
Views: 4088

Thanks everyone! I have been trying to ramp up my exercise but like all of us (I suspect) I find it hard to find the time. I have gotten back on the treadmill and have managed to walk 30 minutes a few days a week (uphill all the way!). I also have had the chance to walk the dog for his accustomed 3-...
by librarylady
Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

As I posted on the main discussion board, I am now in a normal BMI range - just barely, but there! This weekend was pretty good - no crazy overdoing it. Had some venison medallions in a port wine reduction sauce with onions and mushrooms, served with spaetzle and broccoli. Served with a Bordeaux win...
by librarylady
Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Normal!
Replies: 10
Views: 4088

Normal!

Last night I was feeling light - not light-headed just lighter than I had been feeling for some time. Clothes seemed looser and there just didn't seem to be as much me as before. So although I don't weigh during the week on the whole, waiting until Friday, I decided to chance the scale. Whoo! I am n...
by librarylady
Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question about drinking
Replies: 11
Views: 5064

Yep it's not a nutrient, but it makes food taste better! Life IS more than nutrients after all. And my 100 year old grandma (who weighed about 100 pounds) had a shot of whiskey every night. Actually all my family enjoyed its alcohol - and none were alcoholics and they never got drunk. It was about p...
by librarylady
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question about drinking
Replies: 11
Views: 5064

Not sure where my initial post went? Anyway what I said was that I figure that at least some of those famous Frenchwomen who don't get fat must drink wine. I mean it can't only be the Frenchmen! (50 million of whom must be right! - or at least can't be wrong ) I'd rather the empty calorie of a glass...
by librarylady
Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question about drinking
Replies: 11
Views: 5064

One of the things I like about No S and that makes it a real system for me is that drinking wine (or beer) is allowed. Other diets seem to exclude them - "empty calories! empty calories!" - so therefore do not really offer themselves as a long term solution to weight loss or maintenance - at least t...
by librarylady
Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 173564

Thanks KCCC - I'm always on the lookout for ways to incorporate different grains in my meals. And barley works great in salads as well!
by librarylady
Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 173564

Hi KCCC - what proportion of water to barley do you use in the crockpot? I love barley, but it takes so long to cook that I often forget to use it. I have to be out of the house all day from 8-6 - do you think I could get it to work without having to check it all through the day? Barley goes wonderf...
by librarylady
Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: chickadee11
Replies: 43
Views: 16380

Chickadee! You are 2 pounds down since March 11? Fantastic :D , You can see that the losses you were racking up when your scale was wrong were still losses and you are on the right track - I love your little pot of gold at the end of the rainbow - you'll get there!
by librarylady
Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: General welcome to new folks and FAQs :)
Replies: 57
Views: 24614

Hi Betty, The first time I visited your beautiful country was when I was 21 - some many years ago (ok 1977! :wink: ). While there I decided to weigh myself as I had been chomping down a bit hard on the sweeties. My friend and I stared at the scale - "what on earth could "9 stone" mean?" What sort of...
by librarylady
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: General welcome to new folks and FAQs :)
Replies: 57
Views: 24614

Yep, I measure in grams and weigh in kilograms, definitely a UK-er
Dear me I thought you used "stones" across the pond! :lol:
by librarylady
Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Ah Chickadee - I've known plenty of Quinns - lovely people! :D Well I got back to normality easily enough. My next NSW day won't be until Passover (although I'm a Catholic we always go to our friends' seder - and you can't one plate a seder!!) Luckily Easter is on Sunday (well duh!) so that's covere...
by librarylady
Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: chickadee11
Replies: 43
Views: 16380

You are doing wonderfully Chickadee! You've got the right spirit! :D
by librarylady
Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Thanks Strawberry Roan and NoSRocks :D ! Yesterday I took my NSW day in honor of the great St. Patrick. We had a farewell lunch at work for a colleague. She is, however a vegetarian, which rather limited the goodies that were available - which was really all to the good. We had tiny little plates an...
by librarylady
Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cheating?
Replies: 16
Views: 6019

Made my soda breads today and have had 2 pieces slathered in butter (and real butter too!) already! But then all of my grandparents were from Ireland and I knew them all and we have always celebrated! Luckily the Irish are not a big "food culture" - can you imagine if it was an Italian holiday!! (Of...
by librarylady
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Thanks Chickadee - I hope things are better with you soon! Today I managed to pass up on free cookies which were out all day for our e-resources fair. They are really good homemade cookies too! And students were right in front of me chomping away at them. But I resisted! Tonight we have chicken saus...
by librarylady
Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 173564

I like this bit about having one "S" event on vacation. We are planning to go to Germany this summer and I have been trying to figure how I should handle the eating. Whenever we go to Europe I usually walk so much that I do not gain weight (sometimes lose) and the portions in restaurants over there ...
by librarylady
Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A ridiculous weight-loss strategy
Replies: 16
Views: 8667

I've been on HgC (not for weight loss). Made me feel awful, bloated and achy. I can't imagine doing it unless absolutely necessary.
by librarylady
Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating slower
Replies: 12
Views: 5410

Eating slower

One great side effect of No S that I have definitely noticed is that it has caused me to slow down when I eat. For me this is very big. In my childhood we tended to race through our meals in order to beat my grandmother to the dishes. She could eat her dinner in about 4 minutes and then she hopped u...
by librarylady
Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Had a good weekend and used my Sunday S day to buy some apricot hamantaschen - I could have eaten the whole container (there were about 9 or 10 in the pack) but held myself down to two, which I ate verrrrry slowly -so as to savor them better. Actually I find myself doing that more frequently these d...
by librarylady
Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S is good for stress eaters and boredom eaters
Replies: 12
Views: 6073

I have never been a stress eater. When stressed or really upset I tend not to eat. However I am very much a bored eater. I got into the habit of getting a muffin or a bagel in the morning when I go to get coffee at the campus market. The fact that I eat breakfast at 6:30 and lunch at 1:30 meant that...
by librarylady
Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Went to get out my yogurt and yuck - I'd dropped a heavy book on it or something because it was squished (it's in a plastic bag so it didn't get on anything else). Threw it out and went looking for something for lunch. Friday in Lent so it had to be meatless. Kids all on spring break so pickings wer...
by librarylady
Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: chickadee11
Replies: 43
Views: 16380

Fantastic!!!

Maybe you were retaining water or some sort of weird thing like that. Scales can be the very devil :evil:
by librarylady
Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Had some fish last night as it was Ash Wednesday and a no-meat day. I was really hungry too! Today I was back to bran w/ 1% milk, OJ w/H20 and coffee. Lunch has been my famous pre and probiotic yogurt with 2 clementines and water. Dinner will be soup and bread and something like Asian dumplings - I ...
by librarylady
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Hi NoSRocks (and it does rock too!). Pre & Probiotic yogurt - ok I'm going to quote here: Prebiotics are nondigestible food ingredients that beneficially affect the gut by selectively stimulating the growth and/or activity of one or more beneficial bacteria in the colon, thus improving host health, ...
by librarylady
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

Thanks Chickadee! Doing good - drinking my water :D Got my ashes this morning. I'm always startled when I go to the restroom and notice my dirty forehead! I really did only have one plate last night (of pancakes and scrapple of course), so my first NWS day consisted of only one extra S - the doughnu...
by librarylady
Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: chickadee11
Replies: 43
Views: 16380

Good Lord! No wonder you needed to vent. I'm really sorry.

The weight mixup is discouraging, but remember that you really HAVE lost a lot of weight and can keep doing so - you'll get back into the 190s and then even lower if you want.
by librarylady
Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LibraryLady's checkin
Replies: 68
Views: 29001

My first NWS day. In honor of Shrove Tuesday I had a doughnut which one of my coworkers brought in - from a local German bakery - delicious!! Tonight we have pancakes and scrapple - nutritionally nil I suppose, but it's only once a year -and I plan to have only a plate. Also tomorrow (Ash Wednesday)...
by librarylady
Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2011 Check-In
Replies: 186
Views: 81759

Well after all that flooding and ice and inflation etc. I think 3 drinks were in order! And when you indulge in food by eating a whole plateful of brussels sprouts you KNOW you are on the right path. :D (Actually one of the things I love about S days is that I can have seconds and sometimes thirds o...
by librarylady
Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: chickadee11
Replies: 43
Views: 16380

That has to be painful and hard. Are you sure that this new scale is correct though? You said that your daughter was 35 lbs at the doctor - what is she on the new scale? Can you get yourself weighed officially somewhere?
by librarylady
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A Paradigm Shift with Atkins?
Replies: 14
Views: 5025

I think people really want to believe in "starvation mode" - then they can keep snacking (and feel sort of virtuous about it!)
by librarylady
Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A Paradigm Shift with Atkins?
Replies: 14
Views: 5025

I have met people who are dieting - and what they seem to concentrate on the most is their snacks! They discuss them a lot and plan them carefully. They make sure that they are never without "healthy snacks" and spend a lot of the day consuming said snacks. Sometimes it seems as if snacking (healthy...