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by franxious1
Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Thanks, Everyone! This certainly is a supportive and nice group of people. I will pop by once in awhile, since I plan to keep using my Habitcals!
by franxious1
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

gk, that was so nice of you to stop by and check up on me. :) I know many here will have a negative reaction to this statement, but here it is: I've started Weight Watchers (again). One reason is that my best friend and I did it a few years ago and we both lost a lot of weight. Then we both fell off...
by franxious1
Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

r.jean, Thanks for your thoughts. I don’t mind at all anyone commenting on my posts or giving their opinion…as long as they’re not abusive! I agree with you, I think vanilla NoS is great and makes a lot of sense and has all kinds of good qualities.  I followed it for a month with one red day,...
by franxious1
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Day 2 of my modified-beyond-recognition plan. Success; I didn't do anything crazy. I actually didn't manage to eat three meals mostly because I had to leave work in the middle of the day to get my son from school (he was sick), so I did more snacking than I'd planned. Here's what I had: B: Coffee, b...
by franxious1
Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

I think you have expressed what I am thinking; no rigid rules to follow relaxes me, but leaning towards the basic concept of No S keeps me in line. It also cuts down on the whole anticipation of waiting for a certain time I can eat sweets or feeling like a failure if I have a snack at a certain time...
by franxious1
Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Thanks, everyone, for the salad suggestions. That seems reasonable, to make the salad the main dish instead of trying to have it be a side that I'm resenting. I have to confess, I've been doing absolutely horribly lately. I just kept gaining weight sticking to NoS, and it's so depressing. If my weig...
by franxious1
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Haven't quite managed to improve the quality of the food. One issue is that a big plate of salad is healthy, especially if it's not loaded with croutons or whatever, but takes up a lot of space. Yes, it makes you feel full initially, but doesn't have staying power. I feel like it's a delicate balanc...
by franxious1
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's check-in
Replies: 64
Views: 33655

Hey gk,

How are you doing? I agree that the number on the scale is not who you are. Think of your best friend (aside from your husband); if he or she gained 25 lbs, you'd still love him or her, right? Although you might feel bad that she's going through a rough time.

Lisa
by franxious1
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

gk, I like the idea of the food magazine plate! It's true that the only time you'd see a heaping plate in print would be in an article about obesity! I've been seeing a naturopath for several issues (sinus, fatigue), including weight loss. She liked the idea of NoS (I just saw her yesterday, hadn't ...
by franxious1
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Snapdragon's daily check in (again) *sigh*
Replies: 193
Views: 119660

Oh no, I'm so sorry about your Mom! I hope she recovers quickly. I can't believe she slept on the floor rather than call!

Getting back on track might help keep the stress in check. Hang in there!

Lisa
by franxious1
Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Hey Anoulie, You're right; I just need to drink less sweet coffee to get used to it! But I think I need to do it very gradually. If I don't like the taste of the coffee, I will just go back to my old ways. This morning I put two teaspoons of sugar in my coffee, dumped the 3rd packet into my palm, re...
by franxious1
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Getting Back on the Wagon
Replies: 142
Views: 80214

Hi Anoulie,

Congrats on your green days!

Lisa
by franxious1
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Thtrchic & Gk, thanks for stopping by! Yesterday's S day was not so bad. I did eat a number of treats (a big chocolate chip cookie, an extra croissant) and some big meals, but there was none of the methodical shoveling that makes me feel horrible in every way. Today, back to the relatively easy N da...
by franxious1
Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Thtrchic's Daily Check-in
Replies: 851
Views: 441440

I too had a bad Friday. I decided to make it an S day due to 2 events, but it wasn't nearly as controlled as your admirable S day. Quite the opposite. I made Saturday an N day, and that went well. Today is another S day and I'm hoping I won't do anything stupid. It sounds like you recovered very wel...
by franxious1
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's check-in
Replies: 64
Views: 33655

Hi Gk, I had a similar realization, that my S day meals are so large that I am preventing myself from losing weight. I've decided to try to cut down on the amount a bit (yes, it fit on a plate, but if you're eating high-calorie food, you shouldn't have a whole plateful of it). Of course your stomach...
by franxious1
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JEAN'S 2012 Check In
Replies: 317
Views: 180385

If you plan in advance to take an S day on a Friday instead of Sunday, that seems fine. What would be problematic would be to decide, mid-day, to make a day an S day (especially if nothing unexpected happened). I took an S day yesterday (Friday) because of two events, but I'm making today an N day. ...
by franxious1
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

An S-event is a great idea. I am in a crappy mood, and wondering why I am so self-destructive. Yesterday I bombed the S day. Even though my work luncheon was pretty blah in terms of the food, nonetheless I ate two desserts plus more other food than was necessary. Then when I got back to my desk I po...
by franxious1
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Thanks, r.jean! "monthly weigh-in," in and of itself, is such a good way to enforce the long-term view. I am terrified of giving up the daily weigh-in, though I see it doesn't add much. Maybe in time!
by franxious1
Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Thtrchic's Daily Check-in
Replies: 851
Views: 441440

I'm going to try it!
by franxious1
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Littlebat's Daily Check-in
Replies: 13
Views: 12008

Great job!!!
by franxious1
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Thtrchic's Daily Check-in
Replies: 851
Views: 441440

Cheddar and avocado -- that's an interesting sandwich! Actually, one of my favorites is cottage cheese and avocado on rye. It looks a little gross but tastes great. I "invented" it in Israel when I was on a kibbutz that grew avocados. I'll have to try with other cheese; might be a bit less messy!
by franxious1
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Millie daily check in
Replies: 459
Views: 234706

It is so hard to remember that the daily fluctuations mean much less than the overall trend. With chips (unless they were unsalted) there's water retention. I also find that a large dose of carbs artificially inflates my weight. After a meal of pasta or pizza, even if it wasn't too much food, it's l...
by franxious1
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2248
Views: 1516005

Hey, that doesn't sound bad at all! Thanskgiving was a long time ago. No one's perfect...

Have a great weekend!
by franxious1
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Today is the day of the office party and the restaurant reservations. It's kind of depressing how anxious I am about these things. I still haven't made up my mind yet whether this is an S day. I know that this isn't the best policy, but it seems safer to start with "it's probably an S day" and then ...
by franxious1
Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Aaagh! Typed all kinds of stuff, including a thank-you to Milliem, and my system crashed. The bottom line is that I may make tomorrow an S day, due to 2 events. And if I do, I will make Saturday an N day. I just don't want to have three S days in a row. N days have all been fine (big meals, but othe...
by franxious1
Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Sigh. A bad S day yesterday. It started off OK and then I got stressed out about dumb stuff. I couldn't seem to find the motivation to curb the out-of-control eating. I just kept thinking that the next day was an N day and that I'd get it together then. I'm not even sure I would have been able to ac...
by franxious1
Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

I have had a good S day. I had one treat, which was two small pieces of chocolate. Aside from that, I had seconds and snacks, but none of it was excessive. I ate when I was hungry. The scale indicates a small weight loss, but more importantly, my jeans feel a tiny bit looser. B: Piece of cinnamon to...
by franxious1
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New Here
Replies: 8
Views: 7998

Welcome, Mack! I am a returning No-S-er. I did well for quite awhile, but then stopped for a long time. Hard to remember why. Anyway, I'm back because this is a very workable, sensible, effective, human plan! It doesn't include so many elements of other diets that get really old after awhile. You'll...
by franxious1
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Success B: Bacon, egg, & cheese on a croissant, apple L: shake with unsweetened almond milk, whey, flax meal; small salad; 1 egg; slice of raisin challah D: Stuffed manicotti, brocolli rabe, small piece of breaded chicken, small piece of chicken parm sandwich I added the shake because I did my work...
by franxious1
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Success. I seem to have injured a disk in my back. I'm having a weird symptom in my leg. My doctor thought it sounded like a problem with L5, and I have to get an MRI. In the mean time, I am avoiding yoga class. I don't want to take up everyone's time with the instructor having to come up with alte...
by franxious1
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's check-in
Replies: 64
Views: 33655

Hey gk, I am so glad you did the total body workout. That is awesome! And it's a great idea to focus on your success. There is still the rest of today to get back on track. There is no deadline! I do a fairly tough workout with a trainer twice a week, and I credit that with making me look like I wei...
by franxious1
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's check-in
Replies: 64
Views: 33655

Gk,
Definitely don't let it get you down! If you get back on track right away, it will soon be an unimportant blip.

Lisa
by franxious1
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Success. My meals are too carb-heavy, though, I think. I'm only eating 12-17% protein a day; surely that's not enough, particularly since I do strenuous exercise twice a week. It's so hard to fit the protein in for me. It's not that I dislike meat, but I really prefer to eat humanely raised animals...
by franxious1
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tools
Replies: 3
Views: 4455

Hey Ginmarie, I count calories too, with the "MyFitnessPal" app. I was doing it before I went back on NoS, and I didn't see the harm in continuing. Because my "normal" tendency is to snack all day and not eat real meals, I also wanted to have a sense of how many calories a meal is. I honestly haven'...
by franxious1
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Thanks, GK! Boy, now that sounds like a bad idea for me (an S party)! Ha! Everything is fine. You certainly do need to cultivate patience with this diet! There's a lot of "one step forward and two steps back" at first. Hopefully not forever. I had a huge dinner last night (the last of the pot pie, a...
by franxious1
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Snapdragon's daily check in (again) *sigh*
Replies: 193
Views: 119660

Aww, nachos aren't that terrible! Not something you'd want to eat every day, perhaps, but I can think of worse lunches! You stuck to the rules; that's what's important.
by franxious1
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

I had a pretty good weekend. I did have 1/2 cup of ice cream last night as a sweet. I measured it. I have to admit, I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. This might be because I wasn't actually craving it at the moment; I was having it more because I was "allowed to," and "time was running...
by franxious1
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

I compromised with myself last night by having one spoonful of the ice cream. After last week's awful S day, my weight initially zoomed up past where it had started. Then as the N days unfolded during the week, it slipped back down to a lower point than the N days of the week before. I can easily im...
by franxious1
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2248
Views: 1516005

AWESOME!!! Very inspiring. Thanks!
by franxious1
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Embracing Moderation
Replies: 81
Views: 54499

Hi Lori! Your post is full of truths. I've occasionally done that -- color a square green in advance -- and you're right. It hurts worse to change from green to red than from blank to red. And also true: amazing how much fun it is too see the green and how distressing the red. Gotta get back to the ...
by franxious1
Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: freegirl's check in
Replies: 26
Views: 17926

Sounds like a great plan! I am also committing to doing a short meditation (10 - 15 min) daily and exercise 5 times a week. I am so happy with the Habitcal -- it really does help.

Lisa
by franxious1
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Embracing Moderation
Replies: 81
Views: 54499

That's great! I am envious of those who can fast. I've tried, but I always binge afterwards. But I think it's a really healthy thing to do
by franxious1
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Embracing Moderation
Replies: 81
Views: 54499

Sounds like you're doing a great job! Keep up the good work!
by franxious1
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

After the bacon egg cheese, I've also had: Two cups of coffee with cream and sugar an apple An ounce of cheese some green beans, sweet potato fries, and 1/8 cup of macadamia nuts (a strange lunch, but lunch all the same) Some pork casserole...like a cross between shepherd's pie and pot pie, and broc...
by franxious1
Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: How do I share my habitcal?
Replies: 2
Views: 10646

How do I share my habitcal?

Apparently I am technically challenged. I don't have my own blog or googlepage or whatever. I do have a Daily Checkin here, though. How do I share my habitcal with someone? I don't necessarily need everyone to be able to see it, though I don't mind if they do, but there is one person who wants to se...
by franxious1
Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ongoing support for S day wild ones
Replies: 129
Views: 72023

I really like the idea of setting a three-weekend goal. It's funny: there can be some goals that are too big and will discourage you at the outset. On the other hand, having bigger expectations can make you do more. For example, if I decided to take a 45-minute walk, knowing it was going to be that ...
by franxious1
Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Yoga check-in
Replies: 6
Views: 6386

Hey Janet,

Nice to see you here!

I do a Hatha yoga class once a week. I wish I did more than that, but one thing at a time, I guess!

Lisa
by franxious1
Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Yoga check-in
Replies: 6
Views: 6386

Hey Janet,

Nice to see you here!

I do a Hatha yoga class once a week. I wish I did more than that, but one thing at a time, I guess!

Lisa
by franxious1
Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

More than two S days at a time, even if they are perfectly legit, seems like a bad idea to me! At least for someone who has trouble with S days to begin with. Mid S-day checkin. So far I have had a yummy bacon egg and cheese sandwich for breakfast. I am supposed to meet up with my husband and kids i...
by franxious1
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's check-in
Replies: 64
Views: 33655

Gk...do you think it's possible the binge was somehow triggered by focusing too much on chocolate ice cream? I'm asking because last week I binged after reading the thread on ongoing S day support. Of course, the binge was entirely my fault, but in the back of my mind, I was thinking some (false, de...
by franxious1
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Thanks! Unfortunately it ended up being red. I realized that the third piece of pizza was really more in the realm of seconds than anything else. As much as I love pizza, it's not a great meal for me; I just want to eat too much of it! Well, I will press on and be more wary next time. I've gotten th...
by franxious1
Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Also, just read this pertinent excerpt from a friend's Facebook post: Once I received a piece of advice on exercise from a health expert that seemed very wise and I never forgot. He said it takes 21 straight days of exercising 30 minutes or more to create an exercise addiction but only 3 straight da...
by franxious1
Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's check-in
Replies: 64
Views: 33655

I love chocolate ice cream, too. New York Super Fudge chunk is my poison. I bought some last week but had a horrible binge S day, so though I ate it, it wasn't a good experience. Can't believe S day is upon us so soon; I am really hoping to enjoy some ice cream this weekend and not go overboard!
by franxious1
Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Counting as green even though I haven't had dinner yet! I wanted to mention the idea of plateaus. I haven't been on NoS long enough to have hit one, but when I do, I hope I will not be in the slightest bit upset. Because it's a GOOD sign. Quoting someone on some other board for some other diet long ...
by franxious1
Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's check-in
Replies: 64
Views: 33655

"jenga-like"
LOL!
by franxious1
Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: should I?
Replies: 21
Views: 15948

She's actually not going to lose 7 lbs in 7 days, either. At least, not 7 lbs of fat.
by franxious1
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JEAN'S 2012 Check In
Replies: 317
Views: 180385

I weigh myself everyday, which I think is a bad habit that I just can't get rid of right now. Just like I'm eating fairly large N day meals to convince myself I can make it to the next meal, I'm weighing myself daily to make sure the big meals aren't making me gain (they aren't)! I'm hoping that a f...
by franxious1
Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: should I?
Replies: 21
Views: 15948

As I have learned the hard way, before you can lose weight you first need to stop gaining! And as I have also learned, the false lure of the Lose Weight Fast! diets inevitably leads to weight gain, after some amount of time has gone by and I just can't stand another second of deprivation and eating ...
by franxious1
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Success. Fairly uneventful day.
Breakfast: oatmeal with dried cherries and walnuts
Lunch: salad, 2 hard boiled eggs, english muffin, apple
Dinner: pork loin roast, sweet potato fries, green beans

Yes, a big lunch.
No, I do not keep kosher :)
by franxious1
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Hey 3-0-7 girl, That's a nice way to think of it (a security blanket). I seem to be eating less on the whole on N days even with big meals, so it should really not worry me! It's just my impatient and obsessive personality. I agree; it's nice to see someone else out there who celebrates the Jewish h...
by franxious1
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Forgot to keep adding this:

SW: 161.2
GW: 140
CW: 157.6

I'm sure there is a way to do a signature, but I am too lazy to figure out how to do it!
by franxious1
Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Calling today a success , though I had to do some unplanned virtual plating. I would say I had a large plate of food, and not the ideal food, but I think I did OK (especially since I was starving!) Actually, I hate it when that happens; when you have to use up one of your meals on stuff you don't li...
by franxious1
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Thanks! My husband and I bought a Le Crueset dutch oven for Christmas, so I've been trying to use it as much as possible. Honestly, while the casserole was perfectly edible, it was the least exciting thing to come out of there (things that were great were bread pudding, cassoulet, chicken breasts wi...
by franxious1
Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Success. Because I take such interest in what people eat, here are today's meals: B: oatmeal with walnuts and dried cherries L: big salad, two hard boiled eggs D: beef noodle casserole, cottage cheese, broccoli The casserole was leftover, and there wasn't enough, hence the cottage cheese. I'm hungry...
by franxious1
Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JEAN'S 2012 Check In
Replies: 317
Views: 180385

Hi Jean,

I had been thinking of giving myself a green day if I managed to have an S day that I was happy with. It would be a little more informative, looking back over the calendar, to see which S days were awful and which were OK. Or maybe not! Something to think about.

Lisa
by franxious1
Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Thanks, r.jean! The Thanksgiving-Christmas-New Years stretch is so tough...you could even start it at Halloween. They're all about food! Though I wasn't back on NoS yet until Christmas. I think eating bigger meals on N days makes a lot of sense. If I feel hungry or insecure about making it to the ne...
by franxious1
Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ongoing support for S day wild ones
Replies: 129
Views: 72023

Hi oolala, I couldn't figure out what the 3-weekend thing was. I looked back through many of the older posts, but I didn't exactly see it... I agree that non-judgmental awareness may be the key. I keep thinking of myself last weekend, sitting at the kitchen table and shoving cookie after cookie into...
by franxious1
Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: O43 Check-in
Replies: 1065
Views: 866590

Thanks so much for the detail about your portion sizes. I actually don't think it sounds like "so much" but that (some) others really seem to eat "so little." Also because you exercise significantly, you need to eat to maintain your muscle mass. I agree that a big breakfast that contains a good amou...
by franxious1
Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Thanks, Snapdragon. Feeling a little better after sticking to plan today. And it seems that I need to readjust my expectations of how long it will take for the excessive eating to go away. Realistically, why should something ive been doing for decades vanish in a few weeks or even months?
Lisa
by franxious1
Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Bleah...a horrible, bad S day yesterday. I feel like I've not only undone all the work I did in the 6 N days preceding it, but even gained weight. I shouldn't have weighed myself this morning -- what's the point -- but I couldn't help it. I'm not having a problem today sticking to the N day. It may ...
by franxious1
Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ongoing support for S day wild ones
Replies: 129
Views: 72023

Sorry for the long delay in responding. Thanks...I lost 30 lbs, but now I've gained 20 of it back. I need to put the breaks on! I guess I would eat too much of anything I liked that was supposedly a "free" food. I just can't handle the concept of moderation, although of course it's a goal of mine to...
by franxious1
Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ongoing support for S day wild ones
Replies: 129
Views: 72023

I am really glad to have found this thread. I am returning back to NoS after a long absence (I was just "franxious" before -- couldn't remember my password and my email address had changed; it was hopeless), and the main reason I stopped doing NoS was because of horrible S days that undid all the wo...
by franxious1
Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

My coffee has three teaspoons of sugar and some cream. I wish I could get by with less sugar, but it doesn't seem like it's going to happen (I'm saying this because I recently went for three weeks without coffee. I thought for sure I'd need less sugar, but no dice.). I was back to my old ways yester...
by franxious1
Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: O43 Check-in
Replies: 1065
Views: 866590

Hey, I hope you are doing better. I like your check-ins because your good N day meals look like something I could live on! Some people seem to eat so low-calorie, insubstantial meals I think, "Well no wonder they're losing weight!" And it's scary, because I couldn't eat that lightly for more than a ...
by franxious1
Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Finally made it to an S day! Whoo-hoo! Trying to enjoy the day but not freak out. Yesterday I stuck to the letter of the law, but not the spirit. I packed up my breakfast, which was too large. I had had visions of eating it in a peaceful place while I got some paperwork done. As it turned out, my pl...
by franxious1
Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Counting today as a success, though it's slightly borderline. I had an extra cup of coffee, which is heading toward snack territory. I am not dinging myself because: 1. It is truly indeterminate in my mind; 2. It's only the first week and I don't want to discourage myself; and 3. The circumstances u...
by franxious1
Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

So far all is well. I've been having large meals, but they're not enormous. Actually...I would like to try to stick to around 1600 calories a day, and I've been tracking my caloric intake on the MyFitnessPal app for months and months. It certainly hasn't helped me lose any weight, but I am now entre...
by franxious1
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Today was OK. It's green, at least. But it wasn't a great day. My usual way of eating is to eat lots of small snacks all day, with none that distinguish themselves as 'breakfast' or 'lunch' (dinner is fairly normal). It's hard to break this habit; I'm afraid of being hungry. At lunchtime, I started ...
by franxious1
Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Two N days down. I did eat rather large meals, but not horribly large. Tonight's dinner was a pan-fried dumpling and part of an order of curried chicken noodle soup. Hard to tell how much soup was a reasonable amount, but I ate half and brought the other half home. I feel like my eating is a little ...
by franxious1
Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Franxious1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 70
Views: 48844

Franxious1's Daily Check-in

I decided to go back on No-S and started off yesterday with an absolutely dreadful S day, preceded by one just as dreadful (related to both Hannukah and Christmas). Even though today is Sunday, I didn't want to have three in a row...so I picked the one day that most of the world probably counts as a...
by franxious1
Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 5
Views: 3852

I'm also returning to the fold! This is not the greatest time of year to start; too many sweets around on what should be N days. But I'm determined; and, thank goodness, tomorrow is Monday! I'm really glad to see some recent posts. I reentered this site a couple of days ago and it saw some of my old...
by franxious1
Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 5
Views: 3852

I'm also returning to the fold! This is not the greatest time of year to start; too many sweets around on what should be N days. But I'm determined; and, thank goodness, tomorrow is Monday! I'm really glad to see some recent posts. I reentered this site a couple of days ago and it saw some of my old...