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by MJ7910
Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 progress and thoughts
Replies: 4
Views: 3800

haven't done the daily check in for about a year now! funny how time gets away . i still basically practice NoS the same as i have been. it's 3 meals a day, almost effortless. i did decide to start keeping track of exercise/food again but not letting it become a problem. it's more to see how much pr...
by MJ7910
Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2186
Views: 1006543

i've been away for quite a while but glad to see you are still active on here. I am approaching my 3 year anniversary. i'm doing a lot better . still the same weight range. some things have changed but the principles of healthy eating are basically the same! good to "see" you!
by MJ7910
Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 progress and thoughts
Replies: 4
Views: 3800

quick update. building up to running a half marathon. really enjoying exercise. Have been a NoS-er for about 2 years and it has worked out well. grateful to have discovered this. putting a lot of thought into geneen roth's books about how women view themselves/eating habits/disordered eating. i am s...
by MJ7910
Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Two years of NoS. Reflections on saner weekends
Replies: 10
Views: 12847

It's never easy, but i feel like we have to find what works for us. It is indeed possible to do No S with combination of calorie counting, but I would only suggest this if you don't have obsessive tendencies. What i find the biggest problems are with diets/calorie counting is that they create a bad/...
by MJ7910
Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Two years of NoS. Reflections on saner weekends
Replies: 10
Views: 12847

Two years of NoS. Reflections on saner weekends

Two years of doing this and I almost never think about it anymore. it crossed my mind that superbowl sunday marks about 2 years for me but it took me a good week to even start writing this post . that is how much different my approach on life is. it doesn't revolve around food/dieting anymore. One t...
by MJ7910
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food Addiction and just need to talk
Replies: 8
Views: 6459

i think we make our best choices when we really listen to what we want. sometimes others can be very influential but we can choose to not be influenced by them and think about what our goals are. if your goal is to try No S, then do it. you might be able to incorporate some of the suggestions of wha...
by MJ7910
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 progress and thoughts
Replies: 4
Views: 3800

MJ7910 progress and thoughts

I've been doing this now since February 2013, and have made progress at staying in the same 5 lb range since then. but i start to wonder if there is one thing that i can change. i feel a lot of anxiety about weekends and making sure i get all the treats i "deserve". this has been basically what has ...
by MJ7910
Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

taking today as an S day instead of tomorrow. today is my town's fireworks display and really like my Friday. The plan is to make tomorrow an N day because i can see how it would be easy to morph into a 4 day food fest if i let it. also planning to make Saturday rather moderate if possible. then Sun...
by MJ7910
Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2690
Views: 809867

I agree with what others have said about the weird weight gain/loss situation. i was back up to 138-139 for a while and recently dropped back to 135-136. don't think i was really doing anything differently either. it just happens i guess.
by MJ7910
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Recent Conversation
Replies: 19
Views: 10577

a little bit of weightlifting can really help. i have been injuring my back/neck while trying to lift too heavy so starting over with lighter weights and just doing it slowly if possible. trying to do it 3x a week if i can along with some stretching . i do also walk 2x a week and do a long run 1x a ...
by MJ7910
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

yes, definitely some frustrations . did my weigh in today and down to 135.8. haven't seen that number in about 9 months. looks like sept of 2013 i was around 135.6 and then i think the previous sept (2012) i was at that same weight too. of course with higher numbers in between but not too much highe...
by MJ7910
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2690
Views: 809867

i can relate. my 4 year old has been disobedient lately and it's getting very frustrating. all parents understand that kids are like this, i think you're just doing the best you can. hang in there
by MJ7910
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Strawberry Roan's 2014 Daily Check In
Replies: 146
Views: 83189

sounds like things are getting better, glad to hear it!
by MJ7910
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just Started! This is hard
Replies: 13
Views: 7505

what has helped me lately is just cutting down on sugar, period. and staying away from artificial sweeteners - in some cases they can make the sugar cravings worse. it might help you with craving sweets. it definitely has helped me.
by MJ7910
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Anna418's Weekly Check-In
Replies: 55
Views: 23213

glad you are back. hope it is going well for you
by MJ7910
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: >:jess:< intro and check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 13299

i think you are doing great. you seem to recognize that emotions are a trigger for you, which is really important. one thing that has helped me is to take the focus off of food. treat myself in some other way. maybe a walk, cup of tea, bath. something that doesn't involve food. i get emotional too a...
by MJ7910
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

realizing it has been quite a while since an update. i lost a few lb again at the end of may/june but it is because of illness, not from trying to lose. had some kind of major inflammation that was probably a virus running wild. it caused all kinds of weird eye and neurological symptoms, joint pain,...
by MJ7910
Sat May 10, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

letter to myself... Dear you, you need to understand that you have made lots of positive changes in your life. You aren't bingeing every few days. You aren't feeling the enormous guilt you used to feel when you would "go off" plan. You don't have to work through those feelings of sadness and grief w...
by MJ7910
Sat May 10, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: why i shouldn't weigh myself
Replies: 9
Views: 4977

MerryKat wrote:It is so hard when you anticipate due to your behavious that you will have a loss and you get a gain instead!!

Hang Tight!!! You are doing so well and working a great road!!!

((((Hugs))))
Thanks!
by MJ7910
Sat May 10, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: why i shouldn't weigh myself
Replies: 9
Views: 4977

If weighing truly inspires a person, it's a great tool. If it leads a person to have a cruddy day or give up perfectly reasonable habits, it's an obstacle. Some people seem to be able to go from obstacle to tool. It's so hard to know anything about any one weigh-in. We can be so influenced by what ...
by MJ7910
Sat May 10, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: why i shouldn't weigh myself
Replies: 9
Views: 4977

eschano wrote:Hi MJ,

You probably trained a lot for the 10k. Any chance you now have less fat and more muscle?
that's a thought but i somehow doubt that. it's probably just a water fluctuation and i need to just get over it.
by MJ7910
Sat May 10, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: why i shouldn't weigh myself
Replies: 9
Views: 4977

i guess the reason i am so discouraged is i thought i was doing everything right and didn't get the desired result. I need to think about whether weighing myself is something i should even do anymore. sure, i'm happy when i see a 0.8 loss but not when i see a 0.8 gain. in reality it is the same diff...
by MJ7910
Fri May 09, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

ugh... 138.2 depressing... 0.8 lb higher. when i'm doing everything right this is highly annoying...
by MJ7910
Fri May 09, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: why i shouldn't weigh myself
Replies: 9
Views: 4977

why i shouldn't weigh myself

This was a week after i finished a great 10k with a record time for me. i felt like i did great with my eating this weekend. i was prepared to see a lower number on the scale. what did i get. a gain of 0.8 lb. this is why i shoudln't weigh myself. in one month i seem to have gained a lb. was so set ...
by MJ7910
Thu May 08, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Questions for the experienced/long timers?
Replies: 45
Views: 28213

I am about a year and 3 months in. I still have occasional wild s days, but on the whole, it is getting better. Weight has been maintained for over a year in a five pound range. Turns out my body has a range it likes and it's not as low as I thought. Still a midrange bmi in the healthy range. My big...
by MJ7910
Thu May 08, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

10k went well. Got a new personal best of 1:01:09. Very happy with that!
by MJ7910
Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 2 years this week of keeping it off
Replies: 7
Views: 9480

wow, congratulations on 2 years!

i like and agree with most of your edits... i think switching out fries is something that's worked for me, and avoiding lots of bread when possible.
by MJ7910
Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My No Sugar Year
Replies: 40
Views: 14765

I see what you are wanting to do and i know you are expecting someone to say "why!" sounds like you know this is your downfall. it is mine too. but i would suggest going easy on yourself. maybe work on cutting back or not deliberately buying stuff like candy with lots of sugar. i know it would be ha...
by MJ7910
Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

haven't had a lot going on which i guess is a good thing. after that small slump have been back on track. my running has been increasing, i am up to 6.1 miles for my weekly long run. doing a 10k in a few weeks so starting to get excited about that. not much else... guess that's good. :)
by MJ7910
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Couch to 5K Challenge (C25K)
Replies: 84
Views: 40633

I'll have to confess C25K didn't really work for me in long run. I completed the program and participated in a 5K charity run right after (managed not to walk in between and did it in 31 minutes or so). But after that, I only went for a run once or twice, then decided it just wasn't for me. It just...
by MJ7910
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 260396

i gave up all things "diet" about a year ago. i dont' know if this is related but my physical health according to bloodwork is a lot better since i did so. i really wonder if whatever is in "diet" products affected me in a negative way. maybe i have an allergy to "diet" stuff. anyway, water and tea ...
by MJ7910
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Couch to 5K Challenge (C25K)
Replies: 84
Views: 40633

Hey there! wanted to let you know c25k is what ignited my passion for running. I started in June 2012 with c25k and was doing my first 5k by August 2012. I have been running ever since! I have worked up to 10k runs and I'm looking at doing my first quarter marathon (6.55 miles) in August. it really ...
by MJ7910
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

Well i was a little nervous today because i thought for sure I had gained some weigh this month. But i was pleasantly surprised with 137.4 this morning. Looks like a slight loss from 138.6 last month. i have been trying to eat non processed food during the week, some great organic food. I even had a...
by MJ7910
Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

Had a good green week. Enjoying my s days this weekend. Ran 5 ish miles this morning. Feeling better about the slip-up
by MJ7910
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: long term NoSers, need some advice
Replies: 11
Views: 5668

We are seasonal creatures. I have absolutely no proof of this but I tend to crave - by which I mean some deep longing that feels like more than just a desire - sweets in the spring. Fall and winter aren't comfort food times for me. Early spring is. I'm just glad I got through Girl Scout Cookie seas...
by MJ7910
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: long term NoSers, need some advice
Replies: 11
Views: 5668

Hiya, So I'm not a long-timer but... Lately there have been many posts by old-timers struggling and I see three common themes in there, most of which you mentioned as well: 1. Going through a rough time at the moment: it seems that lots of people are having a rough time and what strikes me is that ...
by MJ7910
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

just realized one other very important thing - more vegetables. that's what i need to be doing! perhaps that is why i don't feel as full. that could be an answer. i eat a few pieces of fruit but very few veggies.
by MJ7910
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Chani8's Dauntless Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 99828

sounds like you are mentally in the right place. sometimes that is the hardest part. i feel like once i get thrown off it's a bad few days. i like your idea of seeing it as "yellow' if it's not really bad instead of full fledged red
by MJ7910
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

been thinking a lot about the clean eating and maybe it does make me feel more hungry because there are not all the preservatives. maybe my body processes it faster and so i get hungrier. i think what it is is that there are not many options for quick meals for lunch so i was getting tired of my few...
by MJ7910
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: long term NoSers, need some advice
Replies: 11
Views: 5668

when i think about this a day later i realize it wasn't really that horrible. in my past with binges i let them get to epic proportions. in the past i was so uncomfortably full that it hurt. this time was just more than i usually eat but not the level i've been at before so that in itself is a victo...
by MJ7910
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

I had the chili.... and then some other stuff.... i posted this on the general board for support but thought i'd share here too. As you all know i've been doing NoS for over a year. I have had 2 failure days in a row now. yesterday i had some ice cream and chocolate, it was actually rather small amo...
by MJ7910
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: long term NoSers, need some advice
Replies: 11
Views: 5668

long term NoSers, need some advice

As you all know i've been doing NoS for over a year. I have turned 1 failure into 2 failure days. yesterday i had some ice cream and chocolate, it was actually rather small amount so although a failure it wasn't that bad. today i ate breakfast, lunch, just as usual. something came over me the last d...
by MJ7910
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

I'm having one of those days where I don't even care to think about what i want to have for dinner or even make anything... sometimes that can get dangerous but other times it's good. it gets dangerous when i just start putting whatever i can find onto my plate. it's good when it means i just eat so...
by MJ7910
Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: One year of NoS! Better mental clarity, freedom from diets
Replies: 13
Views: 15436

Thanks. Still working on total acceptance but getting better
by MJ7910
Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reporting failure and query...intermittent fasting
Replies: 17
Views: 9210

i was thinking about what IF really means and i think i kind of do it, just not for a long time... i usually finish dinner by 5:30 pm and then don't eat breakfast until 7:30 am the next day. so that is about 14 hours that i've technically "fasted". but my schedule of my three meals is 7:30, 11ish, 5...
by MJ7910
Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What would you say to your younger self?
Replies: 35
Views: 22181

What would I say to my younger self? Nothing. Not only does she not know that she needs to know, she's not ready to hear it. Most of us give advice to people who don't know they need it and aren't ready to hear it. I would hope, though, that she's surrounded by people who practice moderation, don't...
by MJ7910
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 260396

sounds like you are doing well!
by MJ7910
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Chani8's Dauntless Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 99828

well sometimes we just have days like that... best to just move on and learn. sounds like you are doing that!
by MJ7910
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New!!
Replies: 17
Views: 7931

yes i would be very happy with a small loss. and maybe you will drift down to a lower weight. just depends on where you're meant to be. for me it's toward the mid of my BMI range and i'm happy with that. at some point if i lost a few lb effortlessly that would be fine too but i'm tired of feeling sa...
by MJ7910
Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New!!
Replies: 17
Views: 7931

sounds like you are in much the same position i am. i want to hit the illustrious 130 or under club and it just doesn't seem like it will happen. i have started caring less about it. i'm about 8 lb over that and i'm finally happy with myself. there are definitely days i love my body and days i don't...
by MJ7910
Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2690
Views: 809867

i think the "no worrying day" would be a great thing for me as well. i like to hear about all the new things people are doing. these systems are pretty easy to implement really. should have been doing this for years... :)
by MJ7910
Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

yeah i am definitely happy that it wasn't more and ready to get back to NoS! Good week last week and I didn't have a red day. Got a little bit sick on Saturday night into sunday so slowed down what i ate a bit. this week is off to a good start but you never know when temptation will hit. i try to ke...
by MJ7910
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: wondering how normal this is
Replies: 15
Views: 7915

i actually gained about 8 lb the first 2 months on NoS. but i discovered it was because i was really depriving myself before and i was probably underweight for what my body wanted to be. i was only about 130 when i started NoS because i was desperate to get away from calorie counting. I went up to 1...
by MJ7910
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tired of quick fixes
Replies: 12
Views: 7191

there is no quick fix. that is the secret that diets dont' want you to know. it is a lifetime of moderate eating which is what NoS is all about. there are times i am tempted to go back to some of the old diets i tried but i know it will not be successful because it never has been before.
by MJ7910
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Help Wanted: Sweetness' New Check In
Replies: 105
Views: 61766

I agree with a lot of what has been posted here. Mainly I think it's important to view ourselves as healthy, not as a certain weight. That has been the biggest hurdle for me. Trying to accept myself as I am. I am a pretty active person now and that's the goal, not a # on the scale. I still do check ...
by MJ7910
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2186
Views: 1006543

i have always wanted to dejunk my house and look at some of the things i've been carrying around as posessions for no reason. things i have never looked at for years truly dont' belong in my house. this post is an inspiration to think about all the boxes in my basement!
by MJ7910
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simpless's check-in
Replies: 148
Views: 59166

sounds like you are off to a good track. best piece of advice i have is don't shame yourself ever for having one slip up or two... that's what leads to overeating and worse binges. just say "ok that happened" and move on. i find that with overeating i am my worst enemy when i start to shame myself f...
by MJ7910
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

thanks - yeah had a great time so it's only 0.2 lb difference - will definitely take that! considering i had dessert every night and richer foods than what I normally eat. goal for this month is stay active and keep with clean eating as much as i can.
by MJ7910
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

weigh in post vacation was 138.6 so not so horrible. was only a fraction of a lb gained. i'll take that... considering i had one week i didn't really follow a plan, just ate what i wanted. i think staying active definitely counteracted what i ate on vacation. and i have successfully created a new ha...
by MJ7910
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

i think if i tried that (moderate eating) i would see the following scenario happen. i would do well at it for about a week or two and then bad habits would start again. mainly justifying eating desserts, snacks, seconds just because "i wanted to" or "just a little bit". it may start out good intent...
by MJ7910
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

Thanks! i am still here. I did take a 2 week vacation, part of it was a cruise... about that... i am at a cautious point right now as they gave us desserts every night regardless of whether we asked for them or not . so i tried moderation most days we were there. now i am at a critical point because...
by MJ7910
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What made/makes you fall of the NoS wagon for a long time?
Replies: 11
Views: 5828

my first attempt only lasted a month and a half June 2012-July 2012. i stopped because i saw my weight go up and that terrified me. i was having very wild weekends and that was the main problem that led to weight gain. but instead of riding it out and letting myself fall into the habit and lose some...
by MJ7910
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Rough few days (well 7 to be exact)
Replies: 15
Views: 7742

i have definitely had that happen. it's when i'm doing well and i have the first day of bingeing that it seems to go on for several days. mainly it is just my mindset. that's where the idea of "mark it and move on" comes from. i think what that means in greater detail is "don't obsess about it, don'...
by MJ7910
Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

Monthly weigh in the same 138.4. I think I am stuck there for a while! But that's ok. My next adventure is to try eating less processed food and more organic when possible.
by MJ7910
Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S day anxiety
Replies: 12
Views: 5981

Just about everybody has done it. This is part of the initiation! Don't despair and try not to get mad at yourself. (Getting mad at yourself is actually part of the cycle and will make it more likely to repeat the whole thing.) You're right on track. Congratulate yourself! totally true! my first S ...
by MJ7910
Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: NoSnacker Daily Check-in
Replies: 197
Views: 102624

So the weekend is here! My plans are to stick to my 3 squares, include a treat right after my lunch/dinner. I have to be sure to eat breakfast as I get caught up in running from here to there and it ends up being 10ish or later before I eat...my weekends are finally taming down, well at least of th...
by MJ7910
Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Chani8's Dauntless Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 99828

It's really nice to meet you No S'ers. It was kind of lonely on MFP, being the only No S'er. I got my Dragon Tamer exercises in! 14 hard minutes, and I think the Dragon won! lol this is exactly why i dont' do mfp anymore. i used to and no one really wants to hear anything except for how few calorie...
by MJ7910
Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

well i passed my one year mark and then i got some bad news about a friend who has cancer and passed away. went to the funeral and as a result did some evaluating of my eating habits . i feel that the best way to go at this juncture is to start eating more "real" food. what i mean by that is cutting...
by MJ7910
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: One year of NoS! Better mental clarity, freedom from diets
Replies: 13
Views: 15436

oolala53 wrote:Great testimonial in general and specifically for the term "hangry"!
don't you love that one! that is what i was back when i ate 1200 calories a day... i was always hungry, always angry... thus hangry. :)
by MJ7910
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: One year of NoS! Better mental clarity, freedom from diets
Replies: 13
Views: 15436

Wonderful testimonial -- congratulations and thank you for letting us know! It's great to see how No-s keeps people from veering off into excesses in either direction, of too much or too little. Although more people fall in the "too much" camp today, "too little" is perhaps even more dangerous, and...
by MJ7910
Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: For everyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 7718

automatedeating wrote:The biggest complaints against NoS are that it is too slow, and requires too much patience. It is for precisely those reasons that I know I can stick to it.
me too! i know it won't be hard to stick to! and it may be slow but it works
by MJ7910
Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: One year of NoS! Better mental clarity, freedom from diets
Replies: 13
Views: 15436

Great post!! Boy, you sound so much like me. The lesson is that when you are a healthy weight, you need to LEARN and ACCEPT your healthy weight! I'm in the 145-150 club (okay, maybe 150-155, not sure) but I'm 5 foot 8. No S has been a study in losing diet head, and slowly, very naturally, replacing...
by MJ7910
Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

one year post is up! Also doing great with my other habit. I have not checked my old fitness friend's page for 2 days now! And i'm learning to forgive myself and forgive her for whatever she did to upset me. because she doesn't even know it was bothering me, and that is my thing to own and not hers!...
by MJ7910
Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: One year of NoS! Better mental clarity, freedom from diets
Replies: 13
Views: 15436

One year of NoS! Better mental clarity, freedom from diets

I have been wanting to do this for a while, really talk about my experiences with NoS and with dieting in general. Let me start by saying I have always had a problem with my weight, in as that i always perceived it as being too high even when it really wasn't. My first feelings that I needed to lose...
by MJ7910
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How long till you know if it's "working"?
Replies: 18
Views: 9019

oh as far as weight loss i actually gained because i was going through diet deprivation mode . i went from 132 to 140 from feb to april. but then i went back down to 135 and have been at 135-140 pretty steadily for almost a year. i didn't really need to lose weight so i'm not the best person to ask!...
by MJ7910
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How long till you know if it's "working"?
Replies: 18
Views: 9019

i am feeling comfortable with it now but i wouldnt' recommend changes for a while until you feel like you are really getting it. it took me a while to get past wild S days. there were definite periods of overeating, that is for sure. but it did get more moderate about 6 months in. it is a gradual pr...
by MJ7910
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

just had a really fantastic discovery today! I started my No S about a year ago this time in 2013. I tried to start 1-25-13 but didn't really start until 2-3-13. Either way, that means i am nearing a year of NoS! i will post about it this weekend to celebrate my one year-ness! Wanted to put in there...
by MJ7910
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

Yes I quit Facebook too for similar reasons! Best decision ever. Besides I hear Facebook is going to be passé in the next few years so I guess we're just ahead of the times! ;) Mj I think we all have a friend like that. I have a friend that was super competitive. I told her we bought new bikes and...
by MJ7910
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

MJ, I had to completely quit facebook about 4 years ago and I have not once regretted it. I found I was constantly comparing myself to all my friends' perfect lives. It was not good for my mental health. :lol: At the time I thought that it would be temporary, because how could I be a modern America...
by MJ7910
Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

Well, doing pretty well today with my first day of not going to the friends page. Have been tempted but I realize whatever she wants to say is none of my concern. If I truly desire to get some distance, I need to start by not knowing the workings of her mind or what passive aggressive/disguised as m...
by MJ7910
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help with Fridays please!
Replies: 24
Views: 12662

there are probably a lot of options with fridays. if you were to count 48 hours worth of time, could probably do your sdays starting with dinner friday letting yourself having a dessert if you want it (without going overboard) and then to dinner sunday - just eat a standard dinner on sunday night wi...
by MJ7910
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

i think i'm technically 5 foot 4 and 1/2 but i usually say 5 foot 5.... i think i'm right in the middle range as far as BMI so pretty happy with that. i have decided to start a new habit today. there is a person who i have been friends in the past. we used to be close but lately it is just friends i...
by MJ7910
Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help with Fridays please!
Replies: 24
Views: 12662

I used to start my Fridays at 10 pm because I found otherwise I was staying up in till midnight so it would technically be Saturday. But as time has gone on, I have gotten used to Saturday being the true start. If I fall asleep Friday night before midnight, no big deal. If I am up at midnight, maybe...
by MJ7910
Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

I believe that. I am glad I haven't returned to my all time highest weight. Maintaining in a 5 lb range is really good in a year's time. My lowest since age 30 was 123 around February 2012. By the next year before I even started nos I had gained around 9 from there (binges, self hate, etc) so it is ...
by MJ7910
Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

Decided to start tracking weight again. 138.4 about 9 days into my cycle. This will be my new weigh week because for us female friends, I think our weight is at its lowest then. I look back at March 2013 and I believe this is where I was then. So, looks like even with wild weekends at times, I maint...
by MJ7910
Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: new mod for s days... eat only when hungry
Replies: 6
Views: 3475

Tried it out and it worked pretty well. I do get hungry a lot so it wasn't a problem. I think I will keep this up. It is not really a mod, as I will still eat if it is mealtime even if I am not extremely hungry, but I think this idea helps keep mindless eating under wraps.
by MJ7910
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: new mod for s days... eat only when hungry
Replies: 6
Views: 3475

new mod for s days... eat only when hungry

What do you all think? Lately I have slipped into grazing mode on sdays, maybe due to the holidays. Wonder if this can help me lose my few holiday pounds?
by MJ7910
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

Sure you can pass it along.I haven't been on spark for sometime. I think I even forgot my password because I keep getting messages! But sure, any knowledge is to be passed on. This is only my experience of course.
by MJ7910
Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 - daily check in
Replies: 215
Views: 135517

thanks everyone for the comments . hope we all had a great holiday weeks... now it's time to get back to n days tomorrow. i still am keeping up my running. i may skip the january weigh in but haven't decided yet. i know for sure it will be more than i've seen in a while but maybe i'm ok with that. h...
by MJ7910
Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food Journals.....
Replies: 25
Views: 12908

I don't. The reason I don't is because of what you mentioned I don't want it to feel too diety plus I'm concerned that if I write down what I eat i will start calorie counting again this exactly for me! calorie counting was a prison for me and something i hope to never do again. it seems to have it...
by MJ7910
Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2690
Views: 809867

in time, i think most of us learn to love NoS. when i first did it in June of 2012 i got scared because i gained weight and hadn't yet realized how great it could be. I only stayed with it for a few months and then gave up. this second round started for me Feb 4, 2013. I am nearing a year. At first ...
by MJ7910
Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Eve, Christmas, NY eve, New Years
Replies: 8
Views: 4615

Christmas Eve, Christmas, NY eve, New Years

Just wondered how you are handling this week with the holidays in the middle of the week. I am trying to make S days for Christmas and New Years and trying to eat somewhat normal on the eves. Still will enjoy myself though. My goal is to not let the Monday, Tues, Thursday and Friday of each week get...
by MJ7910
Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * help through the holidays challenge * *
Replies: 31
Views: 14497

pleasantly we got some snow in Ohio this morning, just not a lot of snow. but i'll take it. really wanted to run outside the morning even though cold... but i think i may do an indoor activity. hope you all do well on the holidays. just remember it is only today and tomorrow (2 days) and surely that...
by MJ7910
Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Graham's Daily Check In
Replies: 1417
Views: 666329

good luck with the holidays. a difficult time for all of us
by MJ7910
Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How long does it take......
Replies: 28
Views: 14133

look at my daily check in thread and you'll get an idea. i used to check in every day to report how i was doing with no s. the last 2 months i've only reported about monthly. lately i have been checking in more because the holidays are always a hard time for me. but yeah, it took a while for me to r...
by MJ7910
Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: NoSnacker Daily Check-in
Replies: 197
Views: 102624

Forgiveness is key. It takes several months to get comfortable with the idea that life isn't all about food. My s days were pretty wild my first few months but it has gotten a lot better. Don't shame yourself for messing up, especially on an Sday. Just know that it will even out if you stick with i...
by MJ7910
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: NoSnacker Daily Check-in
Replies: 197
Views: 102624

Forgiveness is key. And realizing it is ok to skip an opportunity for an S-event, even on an sday. Took me a long time to not crave going out and getting a little treat in secret like oolala53 was saying. If I was out of town I still sometimes get a panicked feeling if I can't get in all the treats ...
by MJ7910
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What is binging?
Replies: 8
Views: 4910

For me it is about lack of Control that makes it a binge episode. It is a panicked feeling of wanting to stop shoving food in my mouth that makes it a binge. It is that feeling of "oh just really quick, no one will know. I don't really taste or enjoy binge food, even though I think I will when I sta...
by MJ7910
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Overcoming binging
Replies: 12
Views: 6860

Honestly, bingeing for me was just a matter of time and comfort with noS before it went away. I used to be very diet-head. I used calorie tracking website, was very restrictive, etc. So of course when I started noS, it was a lot of learning how "normal" people live. They are not fixated on food 24/7...
by MJ7910
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do you manage the holidays?
Replies: 21
Views: 10666

oh i realized you are talking about non S days with this... well what i would say for holiday parties is just do moderation. maybe try a few things so it doesn't look rude or turn down a few things here and there as long as it doesn't get out of hand for you. we have a work potluck next week and i'm...