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by Elizabeth50
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 220530

Merry, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how devastating the death of a loved one can be. Prayers for you and your family.
by Elizabeth50
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasur
Replies: 33
Views: 21094

Thanks for the heads-up on the second book! I saw she has a cookbook out as well, and I almost ordered it. But I can find oodles of recipes online, thankfully, because I'm trying not to bring too much stuff back into the house, since our recent major declutter. On that note, I wanted to order the Ki...
by Elizabeth50
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasur
Replies: 33
Views: 21094

French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasur

I've seen this book title mentioned in a couple of threads. I tried doing a search tonight to find those posts, with no success. For those of you who have read it, what did you think of it? I ordered a copy earlier and look forward to reading it, but would love to know if any of you found it helpful...
by Elizabeth50
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habit article
Replies: 6
Views: 7620

Jen1974 wrote:I love the freedom of No S too!! It's funny how now when my friends talk about other diets, they sound really odd. Nothing off limits is an awesome way to live (:
Ditto that! It's a great way of living! :)
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2231
Views: 1369355

Well, whatever it is you're going through sounds wonderful, Oolala! I hope your body keeps the suppressed appetite. Please update us as things go along! I'm very happy for you! :)
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New and nervous about S days.
Replies: 6
Views: 6932

Toothfairy, You're right. You have to find what works for you! This is a totally sensible way of eating, but we each have to tweak it for what works for us individually. Please keep us updated how it goes for you! :)
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove for Girls?
Replies: 42
Views: 57192

Cattaillss, As you may have read above, I'm also new to shovelglove, but want to welcome you aboard. It is a really fun way to exercise. I'm 53 years old and have no upper body strength and back problems from time to time. I'm doing this on the days I'm able to and LOVE it! I bought an 8 lb. sledge ...
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 79739

Thanks for the plate information, Noni. If after eating some less dense foods through the rest of this month, I don't see any weight loss, I may go for a slightly smaller plate, too. I don't mind sharing my stats at all. I stepped on the scale this morning and was still at 223.8. I haven't measured ...
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 713043

I'm so sorry you're having a bad time with the postpartum. It's been years since I've had a baby, but I sure know how you're feeling. Trust me, your baby girl is worth every bit of your body changes. It sounds like you're also having some postpartum blues. Been there, too, and just want you to know ...
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

I woke in the wee hours this morning and wasn't sure I would be up to doing shovelglove today, but after a while was feeling much stronger. I'm thrilled to say I was actually able to "hoist the sack" with both arms (separately) this morning. Just barely made it to the 7 count with each arm. By about...
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2231
Views: 1369355

Now, that would be an interesting study. Like you, I also have a robust hunger and not sure how much I can cut back for now. I am definitely going to do some trimming back, though. I'm going to make small changes at a time. I know myself, and I will start feeling deprived if I try to cut back too mu...
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2231
Views: 1369355

oolala53 wrote:I've been experimenting with eating quite lightly on some days.
I'm going to start practicing this, as well.

I love all the tips from you and others. I hope to follow in the footsteps of those of you who have done this successfully over a long period of time!
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 196153

Merry, It sounds like maybe you were possibly having some hormonal sugar cravings. Those can sure make sweets hard to pass up!

I've seen your March Challenge calendar and you're doing great otherwise, so I'm sure it's all balancing out. :)
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 118490

Hi Jen! I understand about the grey boundaries on S days. I would almost always go overboard on S days. That's one reason I decided this time to treat all days the same by allowing myself a small sweet at any given meal if I'm having a craving. (Got the idea from another NoS'er.) Though I recently h...
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 713043

Hi Imogen, I stopped by to see how things are going for you? Did you get your mealtimes set? I have thought about doing the same, but what I've been doing instead is waiting in the mornings until I'm really hungry, then making myself wait a minimum four hours before the next meal. I can often go pas...
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 233
Views: 146207

Like you, I'm working on habit first and foremost. I wish you the best on your weigh-in, though. I'm planning to weigh the first of each month. Whatever the scales say, let's keep doing what we're doing. I'm with you on cutting out some of the more dense foods starting this week, but taking baby ste...
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Heliz' daily/weekly check-in
Replies: 19
Views: 16014

Heliz, I'm with you on wanting to quit after a while. Let's vow to not give up this time! Let's keep going, one day at a time!
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 220530

Exactly, Oolala. I want to get to the point that I embrace the occasional hunger, rather than fear it. Yes, aiming for habit is my main priority. Thank you for your input.
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New and nervous about S days.
Replies: 6
Views: 6932

Hi Toothfairy, I have recently returned to NoS. Those who have been here a long time I'm sure have better advice than I can give. However, I do want to mention how I handle S days. Your experience may be totally different, but in the past when I've done NoS, I would go way overboard on S days. This ...
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 220530

Hi everyone. Oolala, Yes I do mean calorie limits when I say counting calories. I know what to do to reduce calories, it's just a matter of doing it. I have been filling my plate with too many dense foods. I've got to start incorporating more vegetables. It's the start of a new week, so I'm going to...
by Elizabeth50
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

Thank you TexArk, I definitely will resort to coming here when I'm tempted. I have read through a good many of the threads here and I do get a boost of inspiration from them. I understand about not talking much about your plan outside of the boards. I've found after years of "dieting" that my though...
by Elizabeth50
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

Elizabeth, when I was 56 I realized I had been grappling with overeating for 38+ years. I couldn't stand the idea that I would spend my next decades doing the same thing. There were SO many afternoons the urges to eat would be really strong, but I would think THIS is the moment I must choose not to...
by Elizabeth50
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S Day Thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 8922

That's exactly what I'm doing Ceo418. I got the idea from Noni, another nos-er. I don't think she'd mind me mentioning her name. I still have my days, but I think this way of eating is going to be the key for me.
by Elizabeth50
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S Day Thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 8922

I was one that went crazy on S days during the times I've tried No S in the past. That's the reason I decided after starting this time (hopefully for the final time) I am going to try not snacking at all between meals on even S days. I think this will work much better for me, even though I still hav...
by Elizabeth50
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 220530

ThreeWhales, I'm with you on wanting to build consistency.

Oolala, Thank you for the suggestion. I'm going to visit there, too.
by Elizabeth50
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 79739

Noni, I'm curious as to what size plate you use? I have a 7.5" that I use and I wonder if I may get more benefit from No S if I ate from a smaller plate. If so, maybe I can find a good size at a thrift store just for my meals. Thanks!
by Elizabeth50
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

Thank you, Noni. I will take your advice to heart. I hope to never stop the No S diet again. I know this way of eating makes perfect sense. In it for the long haul, even though I do have temporary insanity from time to time when thoughts of counting calories kick in again. I really want to get past ...
by Elizabeth50
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 79739

:-p~~ Oh my...stay strong! haha
by Elizabeth50
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

Thankfully yesterday was a good day. I was starting to doubt myself after three bad days, and thoughts of counting calories started to creep back in. I refuse with everything in me to go backward again. I know where that leads and I will NOT let it happen. For breakfast this morning I had two soft s...
by Elizabeth50
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 79739

LOL Noni, I totally gotcha on the chocolates. My weakness are the Lindt Milk Chocolate or Caramel truffles. Stay strong! :)
by Elizabeth50
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Got Non Scale Victories? Post 'em here!
Replies: 49
Views: 32671

TexArk, I agree with your comment about the scales helping keep you honest. I've decided to do the same.

JJJPK, That's wonderful! I hope to get where you are soon! You're doing great!
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 220530

Heliz..I'm with you. Through the week is no problem. I do usually enjoy a drink most evenings just to take the edge off of the day. But, there's something about the weekend that makes me want to relax about it. ;-) MaggieMae, I've had three (counting today) bad days in a row. I still fight with myse...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

Yes, certain foods I eat do play a part Jen. Also, I've noticed that the times I've tried to stretch my meals up to 4-1/2 hours, I sometimes tend to get a little too hungry and tend to eat more than I want to. I think I do much better on a four hour eating schedule, but then I wake up early, so that...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

Thank you Noni. I ate some comfort food last night, myself. That's two days I've fallen off the wagon, but hope to be on and stay on track now. One thing I have got to start doing is eating healthier. Since starting No S, I've been filling my plate with dense foods, trying to tide myself over until ...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

I did the shovelglove this morning and all was good, then while doing some shopping later in the morning, I made a wrong move and pulled a muscle in my back. I imagine it'll be a few days before I get back to shovelglove. Maybe as late as next Monday. I'll just have to play it by ear. Otherwise, it'...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting realization
Replies: 12
Views: 11337

Both your meals sound wonderful. No S way of eating is definitely the way to go. All within reason.
by Elizabeth50
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 220530

I had a fail day yesterday, but back on track this morning! I hope everyone else is doing well!
by Elizabeth50
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

Edited 3/7/17 I thought about not posting here anymore. Truth is, I was simply upset with myself yesterday for falling off the wagon, feeling as if I'm never going to have the sticktoitiveness for anything. But I'm back on track today and plan to keep going. I don't know why I get discouraged so qui...
by Elizabeth50
Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

Note to self: Just because you CAN have all you want on a plate does not mean you HAVE to fill it to the brim and eat it all. I waited entirely too long to eat lunch and went overboard in filling my plate. I wolfed my food down because I was so hungry. I could have eaten probably 2/3 or less and bee...
by Elizabeth50
Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 159157

ROFL! I am glad I read your post to remind me to chew my food completely! And also to have a bagel now and then. lol A funny post to go along with your funny user name. Thank you for the giggles and the inadvertent advice. :)
by Elizabeth50
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 233
Views: 146207

Happy 70th! :D
by Elizabeth50
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 79739

LOL @ Powder Puff! Noni, I'm glad the new pot worked for you!
by Elizabeth50
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

Curiosity got the best of me this morning and I ended up pulling the bathroom scale out. (No willpower!) My last weigh-in was a week or so before restarting NoS. I was at 225. This morning 223.8, so I'm down by 1.2. I don't want to get the obsessive daily weigh-ins started again, so afterward I hid ...
by Elizabeth50
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 220530

MaggieMae, I rejoined No S just over a year ago and earlier today I was looking back at my posts during that time. I was surprised to see that you had messaged me the day before I made the decision to give up No S, and any kind of dieting at all. Here is part of what you posted on Feb. 18, 2016: "I ...
by Elizabeth50
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

Noni, Thank you very much for the encouragement. I will try the hoisting move with both hands Monday morning. I'm so excited to build some upper body strength, which I've never had. Please update me when you're able to do 7 hoists with both hands! eam531, It was Noni's posts on her daily check-in th...
by Elizabeth50
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

:D
by Elizabeth50
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 220530

Merry wrote:Been there done that. I lost weight calorie counting. Then I gained it back and more because it's such a pain to count calories.
Ditto that! Time and time again!
by Elizabeth50
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

Hi Imogen, Thank you for your support. Are you still using the same mod? I think doing this seven days a week will be sustainable. That's my hope. :) Noni, I did the same thing, wrote out all the moves on card stock so I can refer to the list. I'd love to do this in front of the tv, but our living r...
by Elizabeth50
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 79739

I'll always appreciate Vanilla, as it has taught me I could go without sweets for days in a row. Sometimes, especially when first starting the sweet mod, I was forcibly looking for a sweet to eat after a meal, just so I don't go into my usual S mode on weekends. I was so used to baking on Sat, cons...
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 79739

I'm really glad I read what you wrote on your check-in because it's made me decide to do the same thing. In the past when I've tried No S, I've gone overboard (especially with sweets) on weekends and it was really difficult getting back on track come Monday. So I agree with you that knowing we can h...
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 220530

MaggieMae, as you pass by the break table, put both hands to the side of your face so your peripheral vision doesn't catch it. lol See no evil! ;-)

It's true that we are reducing calories with No S, but it sure is nice to not have to count them. Much better life. Why did I ever leave? ;-)
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

I started Shovelglove yesterday and LOVE IT! I only did one set of 7 reps today, but I want to start out slow and work my way up. I'd planned on doing only three days a week for now, but since I was feeling pretty good this morning (after yesterday's workout), I decided to go ahead and do another mi...
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Got Non Scale Victories? Post 'em here!
Replies: 49
Views: 32671

Thank you for sharing that Oolala. I still have the scales here and as tempting as it is, I am trying to forget they're there until we get rid of them. lol I understand what you're saying about the detachment. I used to say the number on the scale doesn't bother me, but it does. It made me rush back...
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

My goodness. 25% chance of relapse after 5 years! I'm glad I got started now, rather than later. The past three days I've done great. I was reading the Daily Check in of another No S-er and liked her daily food entries. I decided because of it, I'm going to tweak this plan to fit myself. In the past...
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 220530

Don't do it MaggieMae! It's a road to destruction!!! I know you're semi-joking. I also know the temptation to go back...but noooooo! ;-)
by Elizabeth50
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 196153

Congratulations Merry! You're doing so great to soon be out of the obese stage. I am happy for you!
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove for Girls?
Replies: 42
Views: 57192

I bought an 8 pound sledge hammer today and just finished doing the routing along with Reinhard's youtube video titled "Shovelglove: the routine of sevens (full 14 minute workout)" A little background. I'm a 53 year old female who has never been prone to exercising, and as a result I have no upper b...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noni's check-in
Replies: 150
Views: 79739

Noni, I was reading your foods per day. You are doing great! I love how you're having a small sweet with your meal if you want it. I may do that on a day I'm having a major sweet craving, which isn't very often. But nice to know it's an option. As long as it fits on the plate, right? And as long as ...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

Yes, Noni, it is so freeing! And I do love that we can have snack foods with our meal if we want, as long as they fit on the plate. Yesterday I had a rotisserie chicken sandwich for lunch with cheese puffs and it was so delicious! But you know, I had begun to notice recently that when I ate those ty...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

I had a great two day start. I'm excited about a new month to try to go for the green! I know I'm in the infancy stage of trying a new/old plan. And I know me, I start out energized and then the the excitement starts to fizzle out after a couple of weeks. Yet, something feels different this time. I ...
by Elizabeth50
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Got Non Scale Victories? Post 'em here!
Replies: 49
Views: 32671

I am loving this thread immensely! Congratulations to all of you on your non-scale victories! I haven't had any non-scale victories yet. But, I do have the victory of getting rid of my scale finally and permanently. I've put it in our yard sale pile, which we are having a week from Saturday, weather...
by Elizabeth50
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 220530

Hi MaggieMae, Thanks for the welcome. I've gotta tell you you're not the only one with a wondering eye. I'm right there with you. Mostly I've done calorie counting and intuitive eating, but I've also tried low carb quite a few times over the years, until I finally gave up on that one altogether, tha...
by Elizabeth50
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ***** March Challenge *****
Replies: 20
Views: 15355

NO S:

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:mrgreen: :oops: :oops: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops:
:oops: :mrgreen: :twisted: 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 :arrow:
by Elizabeth50
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

Thank you for this helpful information TexArk. I am going to make note of it to hang on my fridge and on my grocery cabinet, too. I think it'll help me remain strong when the going gets tough. I like the broth idea, too. I will use that. Thanks!
by Elizabeth50
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

I know you're right. I sure don't expect that it's going to be easy, but I know this is the way to go and I'm going to find a way to make it work.
by Elizabeth50
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 220530

Thank you both! I know that No S is truly the way to go. I'm happy to be back here and am determined to follow through completely with this challenge.
by Elizabeth50
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

Oolala, Thank you for sharing your experience. I'm going to look at it the same way when I'm tempted. I'm 53 and same as you, Ive struggled my whole adult life with trying to lose weight, only to end up right where I started, usually plus some. So yes, if I'm ever going to do it, the time is now. Me...
by Elizabeth50
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 220530

I'm too late to start at the first of the year, but I'm restarting today and want to join all of you in the year challenge. Like some of you have mentioned, I also have gone from No S to counting calories to intuitive eating and round and round I go. No S makes sense to me. It's clear cut. I want so...
by Elizabeth50
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 44709

Elizabeth's Entries

I started the No S Diet again today after a LONG time away. I don't know when I last visited. But, I'm glad to be back to it and hope to stick around for the duration of what's left of my life. I'm not getting any younger, so it's time I stick to something that makes sense. Did well today, no snacki...
by Elizabeth50
Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting fresh
Replies: 18
Views: 14690

Oolala, Thank you very much for the sweet offer and also for sharing your background. :) I've thought it over and told my husband I'm going to seriously stop worrying over my weight and simply enjoy this life I live. I will practice moderation in eating, but I won't overthink it anymore. I will exer...
by Elizabeth50
Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting fresh
Replies: 18
Views: 14690

Hi MaggieMae, and thank you very much for the welcome! :) I totally understand about having dieted since a young age. Funny thing, I never had a weight problem until (as a teen) I wanted to lose a couple pounds..lost them, then gained back those pounds plus and continued to yo-yo diet ever the years...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tasting while cooking
Replies: 6
Views: 7913

For years now, I've let my husband be my taste tester. But when I'm home alone while cooking, I do taste and don't worry about it. :)
by Elizabeth50
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My Confession: Why I'm Adding Mod's to S days
Replies: 7
Views: 7875

LOL on treats coming on Friday! Enjoy! :D I have to say that I had a fail day yesterday because while waiting in line at the grocery store, the milk chocolate/sea salt chocolate bars were on sale and staring me in the face. I'd like to say it was a moment of weakness, but no..It was a downright deci...
by Elizabeth50
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My Confession: Why I'm Adding Mod's to S days
Replies: 7
Views: 7875

Merry, Thank you for your post. I love hearing how things are starting to balance themselves out on your S days. I'm especially glad to hear that you're starting to eat less on N days because feel like I'm way overdoing the meals, though I am using a smaller dinner plate. Still, I'm filling it quite...
by Elizabeth50
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My Confession: Why I'm Adding Mod's to S days
Replies: 7
Views: 7875

Oolala, Thank you for your input. I appreciate your perspective on S days and S's in general. I hopefully will learn not to sweat it when I go overboard on the S's, but will try to keep them in check through the mods, as much as possible. :)
by Elizabeth50
Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My Confession: Why I'm Adding Mod's to S days
Replies: 7
Views: 7875

My Confession: Why I'm Adding Mod's to S days

I thought I'd do a "confession" post about these past two S days. Firstly, since I had a fail on Friday, I decided to make Saturday an N day. Then yesterday I realized that I shouldn't punish myself for fail days because I'm just getting started. Also knowing that in the future I will have fail days...
by Elizabeth50
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Podcast 34: S-days gone wild (finally!)
Replies: 35
Views: 54925

Rawcookie, Thank you for posting here or I probably wouldn't have seen the podcast. I'm looking forward to listening in tomorrow when I have some alone time.:-)
by Elizabeth50
Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting fresh
Replies: 18
Views: 14690

hehe Absolutely! ;)
by Elizabeth50
Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting fresh
Replies: 18
Views: 14690

Thank you Oolala, You're absolutely right! I think I'm going to follow this diet "vanilla" for a while and possibly tweak it later if I feel I need to. Thank you for the advice. :)

Oh, and Valentine's Day..my hubby and I haven't celebrated that in years...but I still celebrate chocolate. ;)
by Elizabeth50
Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you eat at the same time every day?
Replies: 17
Views: 16692

Rawcookie, I think both of you are right. I had a fail today, long story. But plan tomorrow to have set times, hungry or not. Thank you for your input. :)
by Elizabeth50
Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you eat at the same time every day?
Replies: 17
Views: 16692

Thank you all for the replies. :)
by Elizabeth50
Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting fresh
Replies: 18
Views: 14690

I think we're doing the right thing Jessie. I enjoy counting calories in the beginning, then it starts gnawing on me and I'm ready to switch things up. So far, this way is working great! But I've gotta admit, yesterday I had a banana that was almost to the point of going to the compost, so I decided...
by Elizabeth50
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you eat at the same time every day?
Replies: 17
Views: 16692

Thank you all for your various answers. :) I also enjoy coffee (with cream) early, and usually don't want breakfast until much later. With waiting 5 hours between meals, this will sometimes have me eating pretty late in the evenings. I'm thinking of not eating past 6pm and if I'm not hungry at 5:30 ...
by Elizabeth50
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you eat at the same time every day?
Replies: 17
Views: 16692

Do you eat at the same time every day?

I am trying to wait until I'm truly hungry before having breakfast because I always seem to get hungry different times of morning. Then I am waiting at least 4 to 5 hours between meals.

What seems to work best for you?
by Elizabeth50
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting fresh
Replies: 18
Views: 14690

Thank you all for the welcome! :) Oolala, Eating at certain times and not snacking between meals is exactly the way it was growing up, too. Snacks were a real treat, as they usually came around on weekends and not so much through the week. So, this way of eating is pretty much going back to the way ...
by Elizabeth50
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting fresh
Replies: 18
Views: 14690

Queenie and Sarah-lara, Thank you both for the welcome! Here is to the three of us making 2016 our No S year! :D
by Elizabeth50
Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting fresh
Replies: 18
Views: 14690

Starting fresh

I have been a member here in the past, but with my old diet head, kept flip flopping between counting calories and intuitive eating. :oops: This way of eating makes sense to me. I just need to give it a real go and quit with the diet mentality. So, I am starting fresh as of yesterday, in fact. I am ...