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by Bennedicta
Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: An acceptable 'mod' for runners?
Replies: 6
Views: 6938

Hi jellybean, How long were your long runs? I suspect you may be a faster runner than I am? I am sometimes out for 5 hours..... Hi Oolala, I think I may have changed one obsession for another, but I am not giving up running anytime soon ;) I love running, it is my me time, and I love getting out alo...
by Bennedicta
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: new habits
Replies: 7
Views: 7445

Portion size is interesting. We all know they have gone up over the years and the research is clear....the more we put in front of us, the more we eat. Yet as a new no s-er I struggle at the moment to find the right amount to see me through to the next meal, but not fill me to bloating point. The .....
by Bennedicta
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Problem with "S" days as "cheat" days
Replies: 14
Views: 13082

I think I agree, although it am a new member. I understand the idea of s days is to be able to go out with ones partner and indulge in a piece of slice for morning tea at the weekend. OR have some desert. OR have seconds of pizza. But maybe not all of those things at once.... Moderation doesn't seem...
by Bennedicta
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: An acceptable 'mod' for runners?
Replies: 6
Views: 6938

An acceptable 'mod' for runners?

I am in training for my first marathon. I am a very slow runner, which means my long runs can take a very long time to complete (up to 5 hours) Due to life constraints it is often easier for me to do my long runs on a weekday.....which is not an S day. So I need a mod for training. I have decided an...
by Bennedicta
Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Last day feeling sorry for myself ...
Replies: 9
Views: 7981

Hi must lose weight. I am thinking of you. My own hubby is on a years sabbatical from teaching to avoid the breakdown. Financially it tough, but worth it. Baby steps. Make one achievable goal a day (like get showered and dressed) and make it a habit. We set a getting up time for hubby, and then brou...
by Bennedicta
Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back again with gritted teeth....
Replies: 17
Views: 13948

That's a clever way of thinking of it. :)

Friday was easy because it was Good Friday, and now it is the weekend. 3 green days in a row, and Now I can bake :)

Benni
by Bennedicta
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Nine year old daughter says she has no friends.
Replies: 9
Views: 16943

It is surprisingly hard for a teacher to suggest to another child they take an interest in yours and it can backfire. I have an isolated child and an easy going one. Easy going has often been asked to adopt another child at break and has grown to hate it. Her own friends then often won't play with h...
by Bennedicta
Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 9" divided plate
Replies: 18
Views: 19902

I like the idea of a divided plate, thank you.

I shall look out for one at the second hand stores.

I also like the notes. I stick inspirational quotes in the kitchen cupboards where I can see them when I open them, but I hadn't thought of putting them in a notebook in my bag.

Benni
by Bennedicta
Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back again with gritted teeth....
Replies: 17
Views: 13948

Thank you for the support. Yesterday was rather stressful and in the evening hubby said "that was quite a day!shall we have some chocolate as a treat? And I said "No thanks, I'm good" ! The difference, I was actually on the iPad reading all the wonderful, helpful things people have posted! So that i...
by Bennedicta
Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back again with gritted teeth....
Replies: 17
Views: 13948

Back again with gritted teeth....

Here I am again. I decided I would at least mark the days. I managed to nos for precisely 2 days in March, the 17th and the 30th. And again yesterday. What marking all those red days has done is made me much more aware of what I eat. I justify it to myself that it is all healthy. And it is! I don't ...
by Bennedicta
Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: back on again
Replies: 6
Views: 5886

Hello Biggirl, I'm back again too......

Perhaps we should hold hands!

Benni
by Bennedicta
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reporting failure and query...intermittent fasting
Replies: 17
Views: 14997

Yes, that would have made sense. I thought it would not be a problem but the doc kept me longer than expected.

Hopefully this will not happen too often!

Benni
by Bennedicta
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reporting failure and query...intermittent fasting
Replies: 17
Views: 14997

Humm....interesting. Yes, I do stress eat, and I was telling myself that there was nothing to worry about, don't be silly.......


I shall consider.

Today is another day. :)

Benni
by Bennedicta
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: not about the weight
Replies: 6
Views: 7199

I think you are very brave. Escaping from the tyranny of the scales is something I dream about. Back when I was thin I NEVER weighed myself. Why would I?

Go for it!

Benni
by Bennedicta
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reporting failure and query...intermittent fasting
Replies: 17
Views: 14997

Reporting failure and query...intermittent fasting

Today I had to fast for a medical procedure. By the time the docs let me go it was lunchtime. All was good, I had soup and a roll, plus an extra avocado and salad sandwich as I was really hungry. About an hour later I lost it. 8 pieces of chocolate later I managed to see what was happening and switc...
by Bennedicta
Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:10 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Any of you guys heard of the Eowyn Challenge?
Replies: 6
Views: 15672

Oh wow! I so have to do this. I am training for a marathon, so this should fit in well!
by Bennedicta
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benni's Daily Check In
Replies: 8
Views: 7104

This week has been fine so far apart from the 'great cookie incident!' But that was just the one occasional and did not lead to an evening of snacking so that was a success in itself. Once or twice I have been very hungry indeed, once to the point of getting a nauseous headache, but I am learning to...
by Bennedicta
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Kids! Cookies! Aggghhh!
Replies: 10
Views: 9731

Thank you for the replies. This truly is a friendly helpful place The great thing for me was I kept it to 2 cookies. The other 4 are waiting for the weekend, when I shall share them with the family. I didn't then go on and do anything lease silly, just had my supper as usual and moved on. Blithe Mor...
by Bennedicta
Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Kids! Cookies! Aggghhh!
Replies: 10
Views: 9731

That is a very interesting point. The difference between I CANNOT and I CHOOSE not. I know another child with anaphylaxis. A single taste of her allergen and she can die. She CANNOT eat certain foods. I Chose to eat the cookies and I would do so again. It has not happened before, and I can take step...
by Bennedicta
Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Kids! Cookies! Aggghhh!
Replies: 10
Views: 9731

Kids! Cookies! Aggghhh!

I went to babysit my friends kids whilst she and her partner went to have her baby scan. They came running out to greet me shouting..." We made cookies. They're for you! And we made them VEGAN, just for you!" The 5 year old explained how they had to get special chocolate chips as theirs had milk in ...
by Bennedicta
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benni's Daily Check In
Replies: 8
Views: 7104

Well the weekend was interesting, watching myself behave in certain ways. I had some planned Treats, morning tea out with my husband, a homemade dessert etc, but I also ate sweets and junk, just because I could. I wasn't hungry but this was my only chance until next week etc. One wonders where that ...
by Bennedicta
Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S day anxiety
Replies: 12
Views: 10224

Thank you for the links.

Benni
by Bennedicta
Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S day anxiety
Replies: 12
Views: 10224

Thank you for the replies, and oolala, thank you for the distinction between desire and action. I was fine until supper. Cake for morning tea with hubby, and then a homemade dessert, fresh fruit crumble, lovingly prepared with fruit from the garden, plus a little brought stuff, wholemeal flour, oatm...
by Bennedicta
Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S day anxiety
Replies: 12
Views: 10224

Thank you. I ate the cake, it was lovely! I am currently making a fruit crumble for dessert which we will have with coconut cream. But I have been fine the rest of the day so far.

Benni
by Bennedicta
Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S day anxiety
Replies: 12
Views: 10224

S day anxiety

Hello, I am quite a new member. I had one abortive start of just 2 days. things then went to custard a little, for a week or so but I was reading the webpage during this time, and beginning to notice what and when I eat. I am a perma-eater. Once I start eating I don't stop, I am never hungry. I now ...
by Bennedicta
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Eva's red day check ins
Replies: 5
Views: 5942

I have told the family I love baking for them, and baking day is Saturday! I am on my first real week, and am looking forward to Saturday! Then I get some of the baking, and by the time Monday comes, even if there is some left, hopefully the novelty will have worn off and I will be good to go. :D So...
by Bennedicta
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Only 11 more restarts to go....
Replies: 13
Views: 10411

I think I may still be on my first time then. I had not read all the stuff, just the first bit. Whilst I was not no s-ing ( gosh that looks weird!) I was reading the web page and considering what I was actually eating. Becoming aware even if not doing anything about it. Right now I am really glad fo...
by Bennedicta
Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benni's Daily Check In
Replies: 8
Views: 7104

Thank you for the welcome.

Today was a good day again. 3 meals, one plate (or bowl) each. Easy.

Let's hope it is as easy tomorrow. Not long until the weekend now.
by Bennedicta
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benni's Daily Check In
Replies: 8
Views: 7104

Benni's Daily Check In

OK. Just seeing if a simple daily check in will help with accountability. I currently have had 2 good days. This is actually the second time of starting. I tried a couple of weeks ago, but didn't quite make it. I have however read the web page this time and feel a bit better informed. So here goes. ...
by Bennedicta
Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Only 11 more restarts to go....
Replies: 13
Views: 10411

No, not 2 restrictions at once, I was a (fat) vegan anyway. I have not met many raw food people. I think I would hate it. I love hot food. Hot yummy comfort food! I never feel full with a salad, and I don't even like them much. It's funny how many people seem to think all vegans eat is salad...at le...
by Bennedicta
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fighting the Urge - Free e-book attached
Replies: 7
Views: 6937

An interesting read, and covers some of the things I have felt instinctively about traditional therapy saying once an addict, always an addict.

Thank you for the link.
by Bennedicta
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Only 11 more restarts to go....
Replies: 13
Views: 10411

Earl7z.....Dam Busters! What a great way to think of them! I shall remember that, and the story of the boy with his finger in the dyke wall...it only takes a tiny hole in the dyke for the water to start pouring through. Oolala53.... I have been Vegan a number of years now. And before that we were tr...
by Bennedicta
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Only 11 more restarts to go....
Replies: 13
Views: 10411

Only 11 more restarts to go....

I read here it takes about 12 attempts to form a habit. So that's 1 down, 11 to go. Yep I fell off the wagon. A vegan excuse...my eating is so restricted and so healthy anyway, surely a handful of raw almonds cannot really be a problem? But of course it doesn't stop with the almonds....off we go sna...
by Bennedicta
Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What I have discovered on my first day.
Replies: 10
Views: 8810

Yes! I stopped snacking cold turkey on June 29 of last year, last time I checked I had lost 20 pounds, about a pound a week. I will probably lose another 20-30 over time. I don't really think about food any more except in the context of mealtimes -- that is the great thing, it's just not constantly...
by Bennedicta
Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What I have discovered on my first day.
Replies: 10
Views: 8810

oolala53 wrote:
Honestly, it can still be hard to fill up the time without eating, but it's worth the wait.
I might actually have to do some work!

Benni
by Bennedicta
Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What I have discovered on my first day.
Replies: 10
Views: 8810

So JW! I have to know! If you were me and now you have stopped the constant snacking.......has it worked?

Benni
by Bennedicta
Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What I have discovered on my first day.
Replies: 10
Views: 8810

What I have discovered on my first day.

Well I have had precisely 1 day of No S, and this is what I have noticed. 1. I snack All. The. Time! I knew I had a problem with snacking. I work from home and all day yesterday I found myself in the kitchen prowling. I normally snack on 'good' food, so I had told myself it didn't count. But handful...
by Bennedicta
Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello from new member
Replies: 7
Views: 6009

No, I haven't read Born To Run. I shall have to see if the library has got it.

Thank you for the tip. I am a big reader, so any good running books recommendations gratefully received.

Benni
by Bennedicta
Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello from new member
Replies: 7
Views: 6009

Thank you for the welcome. I don't have a 'proper' marathon plan, although I have been looking at the Internet, and also have just taken a book out of the library called "marathon running for mortals" and is aimed at recreational runners who just want to complete the marathon rather than athletes wh...
by Bennedicta
Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello from new member
Replies: 7
Views: 6009

Hello from new member

Hello, I am here as part of the new year resolutions. A new year, a new start and all that. A little bit about myself. I am female and 51 years old. I am not obese, and most of the time, not overweight either. On a good day my BMI dips under 25....on a bad day it is a slightly over! However I have b...