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by minimizer
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

I haven't weighed for probably the last week or two or three. Guess I will on March 1st. Lent beginning March1st as well and looking forward to that :)
by minimizer
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Breakfast: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, yogurt, flax; tea
A.M.: tart cherry juice
Lunch: blueberries, ff Greek yogurt, pecans; baked potato w/evoo
Afternoon: herb tea w/milk
Dinner: tamale pie, bell pepper, California blend veg w/butter; milk
by minimizer
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Even though most of my days have been 'red' days lately, I still am considering myself to be on the No S plan and am committed to it for 2017.
Today had been OK until dinner (more than a plateful) but no sweets, no snacks, and nothing more until tomorrow morning at breakfast.
by minimizer
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

I'm actually having a dreadful week but I think today is going to be better--at least it is so far. Feeling hopeful.
by minimizer
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Last week was a road trip week and it was difficult to have typical N days. I did the best I could and I did have to eat more often to keep from getting headaches and to be able to keep a pleasant disposition around my traveling companion and those we were visiting with. I do not travel well--I look...
by minimizer
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

I am having a successful week. One unsuccessful day in the middle of January on a weekday. My weekends were quite tame and many weekend days were as if it were a weekday, just because I felt like it. Sweets aren't very appealing lately. My weight this morning is 136# so I appear to have lost two pou...
by minimizer
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

January nearly over and I have been staying with it. I am determined to see where No S takes me during 2017. I will record my weight on Wednesday, Feb 1st and I believe it will show a loss of perhaps a couple of pounds. We'll see.
by minimizer
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

This week going well. I ate at a family get-together for lunch today--it was one of those buffet places where you can go back multiple times for multiple plates of food. I filled one plate of food substantially and did not go back for seconds. I avoided the dessert buffet as well. Yay!
by minimizer
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Second week of 2017 was a success.
Living the weekend as N days. Because I
just feel like it.
by minimizer
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

I believe I have started to like N days
better than S days.
by minimizer
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Thank you, Merry.
I am here for week two, 2017. My weekend was just like N days because
that's what I felt like. I didn't crave sweets at all, didn't want any. Next
weekend, I'll have sweets if I care to, but we'll see. I felt content.
by minimizer
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

I've completed my first week of 2017 successfully and I'm very happy about that :)
I haven't been hungry for sweets and I probably won't even want any this weekend but we'll see.
I will definitely be back here next week.
by minimizer
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Time between dinner and breakfast is a mess.
Replies: 18
Views: 11979

I like to read this link sometimes to remind myself that it's a good idea to have about 12 hours of fasting between dinner and breakfast (I don't know if the info is entirely accurate but it sounds good and healthy and is motivating to me :) ) http://www.wellnessresources.com/weight/articles/the_fiv...
by minimizer
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

You're so right! Still going well this week. My aim is to make each meal high in vegetables and/or fruit. Limit fats somewhat, especially saturated fats, but of course some fat with each meal for satisfaction until the next meal. I have totally eliminated caffeine and alcohol because they simply don...
by minimizer
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

I sure do appreciate you, oolala!

I am having a good week and am determined to have a good year.
Starting the year weighing 138# and my BMI is currently 26.1
I think I'll weigh myself on the first day of each month this year.
by minimizer
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Tomorrow morning I start my new year, a new adventure in an orderly and more classic way of eating. I'll devote a year to the No S way and by the end of 2017 I expect to be somewhat slimmer hopefully, but more importantly I will be eating in sanity. And on and on after that! Go me, ha!!
by minimizer
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 199613

Yes this is what I need. Going to re-read the book this weekend. I am willing to stay with it all through 2017 and see where it takes me.
by minimizer
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Had a good and successful week, Monday through Friday.
Having a sensible weekend so far this Saturday.
by minimizer
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Posting stats here from my signature, so I can remove it from there
and start keeping track monthly starting November 1st.

9/1/15--137#, BMI 25.9; 10/1/15--137#, BMI 25.9
3/1/16--136#, BMI 25.7, 4/1/16--133#, BMI 25.1
by minimizer
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2221
Views: 1273334

Aw, hang in there. You can and you will! You da best!!
by minimizer
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Well actually it was due to health concerns of a family member. Doing better now but disordered stress eating is my default during such times as those.
This week is getting off to a good start for October.
Still in training for the holidays! I think I'll make that my 'signature'.
by minimizer
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Last week was an extremely unusual week for me and my family. I returned to No S by Thursday though and had a good ending to my week. I'm expecting to have a good week coming up, Vanilla No S along with plenty of walking and daily activity. No sitting around and moving lots, that's the plan! Eat les...
by minimizer
Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Had a very good week of N Days.
Next week will be the same! :)
by minimizer
Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Three-days-in-a-row Success.
I'm now in training for the coming fall-winter holidays :)
Neighborhood walks Mon-Tues-Wed as well.
In training to be a hiker :)
by minimizer
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: in training for No S holidays!
Replies: 8
Views: 6736

I like this idea of being "in training for the holidays". Then after that the habit should carry into the new year of 2017!
by minimizer
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

BR: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, flax; two cups black tea
LUN: Quorn cutlet, chicken vegetable soup, millet; Greek yogurt w/whey, cherries,banana, flax
DIN:
by minimizer
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

BR: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, flax, and tea
LUN: Greek yogurt, whey, banana, blueberries, flax
AFT: milk
DIN: salmon burger, chicken-vegetable soup, millet
NIGHT: milk

Long walk for exercise; weights routine
by minimizer
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Hi, Trace...It's plain, unsweetened, one-minute oatmeal. After I prepare it, I add banana (either sliced or mashed) and a scoop of unsweetened, unflavored whey protein. I sprinkle two tablespoons of ground flax seeds over the top of that. I have never liked the long-cooking rolled oats or steel-cut ...
by minimizer
Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

BR: oatmeal, whey protein, banana, flax seeds; two cups of tea

Lunch: chicken salad on rice cakes; plain Greek yogurt w/slivered almonds & pomegranate juice; baby carrots

Dinner: chicken breast w/vegetables; salad w/blue cheese dressing

Nighttime snacks :(
by minimizer
Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

I buy a bag of flax seeds already ground at Costco and I keep it in the freezer. I sprinkle two tablespoons on top of the bowl after I stir in the other fixin's. I don't like the texture if I mix in the flax so that's why I sprinkle on top.
by minimizer
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Saturday
BR: oatmeal, coconut oil, whey protein, banana, flax; tea
Rest-of-the-day:
Cheese on gf bread (2X); Greek yogurt with blueberries & nuts; kale;
mango; herb tea w/milk
by minimizer
Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Yes, I'm keeping it simple.
BR: oatmeal, banana, whey, flax; tea
LUN: chicken salad, gf bread, mango
Afternooon: herb tea w/milk
DIN: chicken salad & gf bread, steamed mixed veg, Greek yogurt w/blueberries & walnuts; milk
by minimizer
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Starting recovery today, oohlala.
BR: oatmeal, blueberries, flax; tea
LUN: egg salad, gf bread, mango
Afternoon: herb tea w/milk
DIN: egg salad & gf bread, green beans, mustard greens, Greek yogurt w/walnuts
by minimizer
Sat May 28, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Ending the week successfully. Three-day weekend ahead.
by minimizer
Thu May 26, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Checking in and doing well after week is half over. Determined to
finish out the week successfully.
by minimizer
Sat May 21, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Successful week. Planning a decent weekend.
I'll be back next week.
by minimizer
Thu May 19, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sugar Coated
Replies: 23
Views: 14212

Yes, oohlala, the MIND diet is very interesting to me. I mostly avoid sweets, and have done for almost 25 years. At times I ban them entirely, and then there are the times when I start to feel deprived and overindulge. I like to use some stevia in baking, although DH says that it leaves a bitter aft...
by minimizer
Wed May 18, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sugar Coated
Replies: 23
Views: 14212

Looks really good. I'd like to see that documentary.
I have had a love/hate relationship with sugar for decades.
BTW I've never used Netflix at all either.
by minimizer
Wed May 18, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

The month of May has been a mix for me so far. A road trip the first week--not so good. I make allowances for being on holiday, so not a big deal really. I got back on track as soon as I returned home. Last week was all good until Friday, when I started my weekend a day early...so a three-day weeken...
by minimizer
Sat May 07, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Successful yesterday (Friday).
Busy weekend. I'll be back next week.
by minimizer
Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Successful Friday. therefore a successful week.
Looking forward to the weekend.
I'll be back next week.
by minimizer
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No-Hunger Breakfasts
Replies: 42
Views: 25797

I'm like ironchef--I have oatmeal for breakfast almost every day...and I agree that having a longer span of time between dinner and breakfast, and
shorter times between my three meals, is helpful for getting through the
day. I believe that a long nighttime fast is very healthful.
by minimizer
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Wednesday success. Thursday success.
Took a long walk this afternoon.
by minimizer
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reluctantly I have bought bigger tops ...
Replies: 6
Views: 6273

I agree that it's important to try to make most of what we eat be nutrient dense foods. That's what I certainly try to do.
by minimizer
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 593838

Tenth anniversary is definitely an
S day event. Congrats!!
by minimizer
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Tuesday is a success. Skipped walking
since I had a bad headache all day.
by minimizer
Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Yeah, Costco pizza is the only pizza
I eat these days. One slice--portion control.
Probably once a month or less. I ignore the
samples throughout the store.

Successful Monday and I am pleased :)
by minimizer
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Yes, auto, walking is a form of meditation for me. I love it.

Successful week and it's getting to seem routine. I love it.
I feel good about the weekend...I believe that moderation will
be my friend.
by minimizer
Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Mental blocks
Replies: 12
Views: 9526

I (sometimes) add another S exemption to my list of S occasions--Social. Some social situations are OK to indulge in a snack or sweet when it would seem quite impolite to turn it down, even if it's on a weekday. If it's a friend's, co-worker's, acquaintance's, etc. birthday or wedding or any celebra...
by minimizer
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Successful Tuesday and Wednesday.
Good walking weather in the evenings.
Looking forward to a weekend social event
and that is where I'll have a dessert on
Saturday. I'll have a sweet on Sunday too,
probably and I think that will be all. That's
my plan.
by minimizer
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Successful Monday accomplished.
Tuesday going well. I had a Costco slice of pizza for lunch.
Now it's time to start preparing dinner. Planning to take a
long walk this evening after the bright sun is not so hot and
glaring--the bright light causes a lot of headaches this time
of year.
by minimizer
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

It feels more difficult to get back into the N Day groove this Monday, but so far so good. I think it's mostly because I'm very tired after an extra-busy weekend and I didn't sleep well at all last night. Being low on sleep can cause cravings I believe. Dinner almost ready and then I'll stay strong ...
by minimizer
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Right, we are not the same people that we were in the past. I'm glad to be ever evolving...for the better I hope. Anyway change is inevitable so might as well make improvements as time marches on. I'm having a sensible weekend. Moderate amount of sweets so far. Had a "purple cow" with lunch, but mad...
by minimizer
Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Successful Tues and Wed...so far so good this week.
I'm eating more salads now that the weather is warming up.
Tonight's dinner was half of a plate of salad, and the other
half of my plate was lentil curry with brown rice.
by minimizer
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

There is actually a lot of Alzheimers/dementia in my family background. I'm pretty sure that sugar isn't the best thing for preventing or delaying its onset. Two things I do: I have turmeric every day and I eat blueberries often. My sugar consumption is minimal and has been for years, at least compa...
by minimizer
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Oh my, auto, a donut sounds good. Maybe I'll have one next weekend. There's a local donut shop where I would walk and buy a fresh one! Oohlala, I am familiar with Anne Barone but not familiar with William Clower--looks like he has a Mediterranean diet website. I tend to eat that type of foods mostly...
by minimizer
Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Yes, that's a wise woman I'd say, to shop at the patisserie. Portion control and convenience; quality and limited quantity. Actually I love reading the "French Women Don't Get Fat" genre of books, that whole lifestyle is appealing.I do enjoy baking and haven't baked much at all in the past several y...
by minimizer
Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Yes! And even better, now it's Friday!!

Successful week so far. There's no reason why Friday can't be the same.
I'm thinking that instead of baking this weekend, I will find one or two
quality and delicious treats for myself at a cafe or a bakery perhaps.
Looking forward to it.
by minimizer
Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie too with a blog
Replies: 14
Views: 11413

I'm really enjoying your blog. Good reading there!
by minimizer
Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Successful Wednesday. Kitchen closed
for the night.
Went for a long walk before it started raining.
by minimizer
Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Successful Tuesday. Long walk again today.
I do a shovel glove alternative every other day--
14 minutes of a weights routine.
I'm already planning my weekend. :)
by minimizer
Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

It's good to see you back on here, auto!
I had a decent weekend and a successful Monday.
Took a long walk. Goal is 30-60 minutes walking daily.
by minimizer
Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Yes, a nearly normal BMI again! I had a successful week, and now for the weekend. Last night I was at a friend's house where they were having cake. They insisted on sending home a piece of it with me (for eating this weekend) and I ate it already this morning. I baked something last night for the we...
by minimizer
Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

I agree, oohlala...I do feel skinnier when I'm not feeling full. Lean, but not too hungry because I'm enjoying that not-too-full feeling. I weighed myself this morning and I've lost three pounds during the month of March: from 136 to 133. BMI is now 25.1 Successful week so far and there's no reason ...
by minimizer
Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Successful Tuesday. Wednesday going well. Motivated by my weigh-day
coming up. Really though, I'm enjoying the process of practicing good habits
just for its own sake...and for my own sake.
by minimizer
Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2221
Views: 1273334

That's interesting. I've been a walker for years, especially in the past 15+ years. I've read that depression can also contribute to low bone density and I've also had that for year and years--only took antidepressant for less than a year as I dislike side effects of meds. Anyway much better now tho...
by minimizer
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2221
Views: 1273334

I'm curious as to what you think is the reason for your good bone density? Mine is of concern since I was recently told I'm now in the osteoporotic range after a DEXA scan last year. I'm refusing the bisphosphonates...most drugs frighten me quite a lot...I've seen the side-effects in my mother and o...
by minimizer
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Actually I do feel some 'bloated' after my big Easter weekend, oohlala.
It might affect my weigh-in on Friday (I'm planning to post my weight
monthly)...I'm not going to let it bother me though. I really feel like
I'm settling in to this approach to eating for good. It feels right.
Onward! :)
by minimizer
Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Easter weekend was great. Ready to start another week of N days.
I'll weigh and record my weight here on Friday, April 1st.
by minimizer
Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Successful Friday, successful week.
Was able to take a good, long walk today.
Looking forward to Easter weekend.
by minimizer
Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Thursday success. Didn't walk today because
weather didn't permit.
by minimizer
Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Successful Wednesday. We ate at a restaurant for dinner
and I ate one plate of food. No dessert. I was satisfied.
by minimizer
Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Thanks, Linda. My Tuesday was successful. Long walk and all.
Wednesday starting out well. BBL.
by minimizer
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: disordered/ emotional eating? the No S cure
Replies: 62
Views: 81807

Your BMI change is impressive! I always enjoy your posts!
by minimizer
Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Yesterday (Monday) was a success.
Good start to another good week I'm determined.
I'm so glad it is Spring and I can walk so much outdoors
again! Feeling stronger every day.
by minimizer
Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Kittson's Yearly Check-In
Replies: 7
Views: 10869

Congratulations! Wonderful read!
by minimizer
Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

I had a lovely weekend. I baked a date-nut loaf and shared it with family and visitors. Last night I made an apple crisp, we ate most of it and there is a little bit left which my hubs will eat today--it's off-limits for me on this Monday. I did eat more than on weekdays and I believe that somehow t...
by minimizer
Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Thursday and Friday were successful No S days.
I baked a date nut loaf tonight to eat this weekend
(but not the whole thing).
Also I'll probably bake an apple crisp on Sunday.
Was able to walk every day this week. It's getting
cold this weekend so hoping I'll still walk Saturday
and Sunday--we'll see.
by minimizer
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Wednesday was a successful day--it almost wasn't but I made it through after all. I wasn't going to peek at the scale until April 1, but it's midway through March so I decided to have a look. I'm down two pounds at the moment. Feeling slimmer so I'll believe it. I'll try to leave the scale hidden aw...
by minimizer
Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Tuesday was a success.
Today (Wednesday) is going well so far.
It's a good day for a walk, and I will!
by minimizer
Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

I had a successful Monday.
Today, so far so good.
I'll be cooking dinner at home tonight, using some leftovers from
last night's dinner.
Getting ready to go for a long walk--it's gorgeous outside!
by minimizer
Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone else only drink water between meals?
Replies: 26
Views: 21030

I just read this article about drinking hot water--apparently it's a popular thing to do in China.

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-chin ... story.html
by minimizer
Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

I had a nice weekend. I ate the rest of the blueberry muffins that I baked & froze last weekend. Also bought a Clif bar for a treat. That's it for the sweets. I did have seconds and less structured eating during the weekend (which means snacking around). It didn't feel quite right though since I'm s...
by minimizer
Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Phew. that was rough. But focused again
Replies: 13
Views: 11293

I'm so sorry, FarmerHal. I know it's so very tough to go through. When my beloved dog died over two years ago, I completely fell apart. I hope you are starting to feel better but it will take time. Allow yourself to go through the stages of grief--it's no different from mourning a human, in some way...
by minimizer
Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

I finished the week successfully. Since I still have a bad cold, I haven't taken my long walks the past couple of days. I did manage to take a half-hour walk yesterday. This weekend I have blueberry muffins in the freezer that I can eat for a treat (saved from last weekend). I'm not sure if I'll mak...
by minimizer
Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Yesterday (Wednesday) was successful.
My cold has worsened so i won't take a walk today.
Resting as much as I can.
Using Ricola (contains sugar) because I need them.
Since it's a Sick day, that's OK so no worries.
I'll still not snack or take seconds or have sweets today of course.
by minimizer
Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Success yesterday (Tuesday) and so far so good today.
Going to take a long walk again today--the Spring-like weather is great!
Tonight I'll build dinner around thrifty leftovers from last night.
Actually we almost always eat at home, which I very much prefer.
by minimizer
Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Thanks!
I've had a successful Monday. I took a long walk this afternoon.
I do have a cold and so hoping that my exercise won't be affected this week. I'll keep on doing what I can.
by minimizer
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Beginning of another No S week.
I baked apple crisp and blueberry muffins for the past weekend.
What muffins weren't eaten are in the freezer.
More later.
by minimizer
Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

I made it through the past week successfully.
I'll be back Monday to start another successful week.
Determination and self-discipline.
by minimizer
Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

It's going to start warming up today, and warmer on through the weekend. Walking outdoors is planned this afternoon. Successful day yesterday. Successful week almost completed...I believe I will! Planning to bake a homemade dessert this weekend and having company for dinner on Saturday. I have put a...
by minimizer
Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Yes, Queenie, January and February are cozy months when indoors. I do enjoy that about winter. Shoveling snow and taking the dog out several times a day get old fast for me in the winter months though. It's good to dwell on the positive though. Many cups of hot (herbal) tea are helpful! Mon, Tues, W...
by minimizer
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Yesterday (Tuesday) was completed as a Success.
Today successful so far.
Still walking every day this week.
Cooking at home tonight.
by minimizer
Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Monday was a success. Glad to be starting a new month and so looking forward to Spring. February is my least favorite month, it seems to drag on. Weighed this morning: 136#. I believe I'll put away the scales and not weigh again until April 1. 9/1/15--137#, BMI 25.9 10/1/15--137#, BMI 25.9 3/1/16--1...
by minimizer
Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Thank you, RawCookie, and I did have an enjoyable weekend.
Skipped walking on Saturday, but took an hour walk in the country
over uneven ground. Felt like quite a workout.
Back to N Days and planning a good week.
by minimizer
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Thank you, Queenie. I love it here. I mean to stick around :) It's Friday and almost a complete week of Success. If I complete today as a Success, then I've made it for the week, for the win! Afternoons are the most difficult for me, but not terribly if I stay busy and remember that I can have milk ...
by minimizer
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Snacks Nation"
Replies: 12
Views: 12431

"And while it may seem odd to snack on meat with bare hands, Hillshire says its research shows people don't mind. " 'The meat is quality meat, so people would take it and dip it with their fingers,' said Jeff Caswell, general manager of Hillshire Snacking. "Already, Caswell said the company is looki...
by minimizer
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Completed Wednesday as a success.
Success so far on this Thursday.
I will try to take a walk today, even though it's very cold outside.
by minimizer
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Snacks Nation"
Replies: 12
Views: 12431

"Snacks Nation"

Interesting article I read in my newspaper today:
"Snacks nation: Food makers are turning everything into snacks"

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/c61123db ... ing-snacks
by minimizer
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 472
Views: 361741

Wednesday is going well. Cooking dinner and waiting for it to come out of the oven while taking a break to check in. Took a good walk today. The weather will not be good tomorrow but hope to get a walk tomorrow anyway. We'll see. Looking forward to the weekend when I will definitely find something w...