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by Donnadolittlemore
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ideas about starting, practicing, and keeping on track
Replies: 51
Views: 28213

I've been there!

I have been where you are! It sounds like your kids are little, you are not close to home (no proverbial village) and your close friend and therapist is a big bowl of pasta (insert your own food friend). And you just recently broke up with your best friend. That is a lot. My kids are teens now and I...
by Donnadolittlemore
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A fresh start
Replies: 14
Views: 7332

Love your post! I wish you well and want to tag along. I have been successful with this plan. However, summer hit and now preparing teenage girls for school... One excuse and stress after another. I have not been lurking. I have been completely avoiding. Your post motivated me. Rolling up my sleeves...
by Donnadolittlemore
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New and frustrated
Replies: 20
Views: 10742

I have not been at this very long. I have lost about 5 pounds so far. That is with a little detour over the holidays. However, it is a slow process as others have said. I feel more in control and healthier. The weeks where I see the scale move is when I add some exercise like wearing a pedometer and...
by Donnadolittlemore
Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** February 2014 Challenge ***
Replies: 48
Views: 18541

Count me in! Will also note when I exercised. 1. S day 2. S day 3. Success and did a spin class 4. Success 5. Bad 6. Bad and yoga 7. Success and spin class 8. S Day 9. S Day 10. Success 11. Success and Zumba 12. Success and spin class 13. Success 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 2...
by Donnadolittlemore
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2 Habits
Replies: 13
Views: 6103

Good for you! I need to take some lessons from you. It is great how you are slowly adding more once you have already had some success. Looks like you are on the right track!

Pretty cold here in Ohio too. No walking the dogs for me.
by Donnadolittlemore
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are my goals too lofty?
Replies: 10
Views: 5050

I am giving advice and hoping I listen too. Ha! One day at a time. One decision at a time. I am listening to the others. It makes sense to start with fewer goals, see success and add more goals as we move along.
by Donnadolittlemore
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help with Fridays please!
Replies: 24
Views: 12662

My husband and I often go out on date night on Friday too. I find if I am relaxed about it it is easier. I tell myself to enjoy myself and if I think a little shared dessert fits the bill then I can get it. As soon as I start the mental debate, then I NEED the dessert. It becomes obsessive and not a...
by Donnadolittlemore
Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Today could be tough!
Replies: 3
Views: 3453

JW - good advice! It was close to 60 yesterday. Just needed a light jacket. Then the temperature dropped and we got the freezing rain this morning. I am in Ohio so hopefully it will pass you I am going to try to stay busy in the house today. Can't eat if I have a vacuum in my hands. Actually I am su...
by Donnadolittlemore
Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Today could be tough!
Replies: 3
Views: 3453

Today could be tough!

It is a snow day today. No school for the kids! I normally love these days. We hang out. I usually bake something. But there is a LOT of time to get into trouble in the kitchen. The snow will start this afternoon. We can't even go out and take a walk because it is all ice. Help!
by Donnadolittlemore
Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Advice. Weighing myself
Replies: 7
Views: 5482

So it has been a month. Down 5 pounds. I am happy about that. I have learned that I don't need to weigh myself every day, but I do need to do it a couple of times a week. I tend to fall into a false sense of skinny until reality hits... A photo, jeans are suddenly a bit snug, or I make the mistake a...
by Donnadolittlemore
Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Phases of No S" post
Replies: 12
Views: 5587

I'm sure many of the other posters can give you words of wisdom that will help you move forward. My thoughts regarding the slower process is to just look at my history. I have not been struggling with my weight and eating habits for only a few weeks or a few months. I have been struggling for years!...
by Donnadolittlemore
Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Advice. Weighing myself
Replies: 7
Views: 5482

Thank you all very much! I guess I will have to decide what works best for me. Will read the links!
by Donnadolittlemore
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Advice. Weighing myself
Replies: 7
Views: 5482

Advice. Weighing myself

Thoughts on weighing every day or once a week? What has worked or not worked for you?
by Donnadolittlemore
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I weighed myself Monday morning...bad idea! :)
Replies: 10
Views: 5979

Oh my! I was thinking of stepping on the scale to check this morning. I think I need to stay off! I am new too so I don't have a lot of advice. However, what you did last week seemed to work and must be motivating. You can't undo what you did this weekend. Maybe have a super healthy Monday. Good mea...
by Donnadolittlemore
Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Those who need to lose 20 lbs or less
Replies: 6
Views: 3526

I am finishing my second week. I have not gained any weight. I have actually lost a couple of pounds. I did better when I made time to exercise. I am also getting a handle on my 3 meals. During the first week I would be famished by the time a meal rolled along and I would go a bit crazy. Now the nov...
by Donnadolittlemore
Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Those who need to lose 20 lbs or less
Replies: 6
Views: 3526

I will be following this post. I am a beginner and need to lose a little less than 20 pounds. Seems doable, but not if you keep gaining and losing the same 5 pounds... Like I have been doing lately.:(
by Donnadolittlemore
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Gotta ask "Why?"
Replies: 7
Views: 3655

Wirth7- I feel exactly the same way. My weight has not dipped significantly but I feel great not having the emotional warfare that goes on when I eat and feel guilty or struggle with whether or not I should eat something. Congratulations on your new job! You will become popular sitting next to the c...
by Donnadolittlemore
Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Gotta ask "Why?"
Replies: 7
Views: 3655

Gracew- great idea! Now I just have to learn how to knit. Sounds fun!
by Donnadolittlemore
Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Gotta ask "Why?"
Replies: 7
Views: 3655

Now I think I need to have a list of healthy vices to go to when I feel the need to mindlessly snack.
by Donnadolittlemore
Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Gotta ask "Why?"
Replies: 7
Views: 3655

Gotta ask "Why?"

So I am fairly new to this diet plan. I actually do see it as a new way of living rather than a diet. As I go about my day the one rule that is most challenging and enlightening is the No Snacks rule. Every time I want a snack I know I can't have it. I am forced to ask myself why I want the snack an...
by Donnadolittlemore
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Donnado's daily check in
Replies: 14
Views: 6138

Success today and I exercised.
by Donnadolittlemore
Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Donnado's daily check in
Replies: 14
Views: 6138

Thank you Kat!

Today was a success. An S day and I didn't go crazy.
by Donnadolittlemore
Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: KCCC's Yearly Check In (was 2012 Check In)
Replies: 24
Views: 25873

Good job! Can't change the past so we learn and move forward. Cheering for you!
by Donnadolittlemore
Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Donnado's daily check in
Replies: 14
Views: 6138

Yesterday was a success. Not the healthiest choices for meals, but I did not break any rules. Baby steps.
by Donnadolittlemore
Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Donnado's daily check in
Replies: 14
Views: 6138

Yesterday was a successful No S day. Made healthy choices and then went to a party that had lots of cookies. I decided not to make it a Special day and had 0 cookies! Thankfully they were offering cookies and not cupcakes! May not have made the same decision. :?
by Donnadolittlemore
Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thanks everyone!
Replies: 14
Views: 6233

On the same boat! I too am in the beginning. I do enjoy the "romance" stage of a new diet. This one is almost too simple to be fun. No points to calculate. No foods to scan and enter into my phone. But I think the simplicity and lack of blurred lines makes it something I can stick with once the "rom...
by Donnadolittlemore
Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Donnado's daily check in
Replies: 14
Views: 6138

No sweets. No seconds. No snacks. Done! Was not easy!
by Donnadolittlemore
Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Argggh - my first S day
Replies: 8
Views: 4614

Alex, I know what you are going through. This is my first week. I have done a good job of avoiding all of the S's on the No S days. It has been harder than I thought. I love to mindlessly snack and some sweets are very attractive. I just love all food! I think trying to retrain my brain is difficult...
by Donnadolittlemore
Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Donnado's daily check in
Replies: 14
Views: 6138

Thank you everyone for the warm welcome and encouragement. Changing old ways is not easy. It was a rather stressful day and sweet temptations were presented at every turn. I was offered donuts in the morning, chocolate with friends then lots of Halloween candy. It was very hard to not self medicate ...
by Donnadolittlemore
Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Success or Failure: Diet, or focus?
Replies: 10
Views: 5139

I think in the area of dieting, focus is our worst enemy. The more I focus on what I can eat and what I am forbidden the more I want the forbidden. I find the No S diet allows me to focus less. How much time do I really need to think of the three simple rules? There is no wiggle room or ways to mani...
by Donnadolittlemore
Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Donnado's daily check in
Replies: 14
Views: 6138

Daily check in

Today was my first official No S day. It was not horrible. In a way, it was a relief. With as much candy and temptation we have in the house, I am certain it would have been a day of emotional warfare. However, there were no decisions to make. When I thought of having some chocolate, the answer was ...
by Donnadolittlemore
Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Donnado's daily check in
Replies: 14
Views: 6138

Donnado's daily check in

Today is my first day! It has been a piece of cake... Quite literally... Today is Sunday! Tomorrow is Monday and I have every intention of doing great. Regardless of the fact that Halloween was a few days ago. It rained on Halloween and had very few trick or treaters. You see where this is going. Ho...