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by liveitup
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Performance statements
Replies: 5
Views: 4321

oolala53 wrote:Certainly the urge to eat has been paired with countless cues. The meal structure opposes them all, and thus can trigger a ton of them!
This insight helps me understand in part why it's so hard sometimes to do something that seems so simple. Thank you for articulating this so well!
by liveitup
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Performance statements
Replies: 5
Views: 4321

Performance statements

Recently I learned about performance statements. It's something you repeat to yourself throughout the day and keep top of mind. They may be something like these: When I feel like having seconds, sweets, or snacks, I will remember that having regular meals helps keep me healthy. Or, When I feel like ...
by liveitup
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Wonderful fitness website!
Replies: 8
Views: 8597

https://darebee.com/nutrition/budget-he ... ating.html

I love the practical / obvious advice suggestions in the healthy eating on a budget section. Definitely no-s compatible. Thank you for sharing!
by liveitup
Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

SUCCESS

B: Granola with soy milk, nuts and dried fruit
L: Same thing as yesterday - veggie pho
D: Leftover quinoa patties, scrambled egg, spinach salad with pecans, cranberries, and dressing
A: 2 manhattans

Really wanted a snack today but resisted!

Rode my bike to work today and yesterday.
by liveitup
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Embarrassed, need some motivation
Replies: 10
Views: 9661

You CAN do it. Change is one plate at a time. Focus on that. You know this is achievable and you can do it. You also have us to help you when you need motivation!
by liveitup
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: why feeling hungry is healthy (article)
Replies: 12
Views: 10979

Allowing Kids To Get Hungry Helps Cut Down On Picky Eating This is so true. We started a bad habit of cooking kids meals while my wife and I ate something else. We stopped that madness and while of course the kids still have their preferences, if they are hungry, they will eat. They do not get kids...
by liveitup
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ekat learns to be an adult
Replies: 31
Views: 19180

Peanut butter toast is the best. We like ours with a banana smooshed down with a fork on top of it (slices slip and slide all over the place). Good job just stopping there and keep up the good work!
by liveitup
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

Yes so true. Pop tarts are both so terrible and go against everything I believe in food and are such a guilty pleasure. I think I remember reading in the No-S book that thinking about food this way though is pretty bad, and this is probably a case in point. If I don't think of it as bad, and embrace...
by liveitup
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

FAILURE B: Toast w/ peanut butter and banana, 1 veggie sausage patty L: Leftover pasta, cheese pizza slice, apple, potato chips S: 2 pop tarts :( D: Homemade quinoa cakes w/ zucchini, cheese, corn, side spinach salad D: Ice cream sandwich :( Sugar today was the spark that caused the fire. I had tha...
by liveitup
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

The last two weeks have been completely off the wagon. Some days worse than others but all the bad habits I had before are back in full force. Today was not so bad but still had seconds at dinner. It was soo good but I need to think of ways to savor, to stop, and to appreciate it. I know I can do it...
by liveitup
Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

Apple cake 9 tablespoons of butter, melted 11/2 lbs. apples, peeled and sliced 1 lemon, juice and zest 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract 4 eggs 3/4 C . powdered sugar 11/4C. flour, divided 1 teaspoon baking powder salt Preheat oven to 350. Butter a springform pan with 1 tablespoon of the melted butter. Put...
by liveitup
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

Today: Success B: Nature's Path Heritage Flakes w/ soy milk, 1 whole juicy and sweet peach, 1 small probiotic drink L: A bite of flatbread w/ ricotta and sweet potato dip, (we shared an appetizer), a kale, strawberry, and feta salad, barley and farro with a cream sauce, and mushroom kufteh with avoc...
by liveitup
Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

I appreciate that lpearlmom! I hear you. Thanks for the encouragement there.

I'll post the recipe when I hear back.
by liveitup
Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BACK AGAIN!
Replies: 5
Views: 5266

You're off to a great start. You can do it!
by liveitup
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

Thanks for the encouragement! Today was an S day. It didn't start off that way but as soon as I remembered we were having company I made sure to make it one rather than try to stick to an N day, (I am practicing minimizing guilt and reducing stress). We had my wife's niece and her parents over for d...
by liveitup
Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

FAILURE Dentist this morning, couldn't eat breakfast. Lunch was alright, healthy. Then dinner came and I was feeling stressed out and famished. We also had some leftover apple crisp so I went for it. Admittedly I felt like I went overboard and then had a don't-care-anymore attitude, which I regret....
by liveitup
Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

Hah, read it before you eat then! I hear you with the glass is a glass thing. I mean it would be hard to justify having two big glasses of 110 proof whiskey, and that's not what you're saying. The idea is not to sweat it right? Thanks for the reminder. :D Today: SUCCESS B: Quaker Life w/ whole milk,...
by liveitup
Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

Today: success! Been good this week, getting back in the habit of getting good sized plates in so I'm not tempted by junk. Still in the process of measuring whether the portions are too big, but they fit on a plate, I feel full, and it looks fairly normal to me so I'm happy for now. Also am sticking...
by liveitup
Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ekat learns to be an adult
Replies: 31
Views: 19180

Bravo ekat! Well done and good luck on round 2!
by liveitup
Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

Busy this week!

Monday: failure
Tuesday: success
Today: success

Monday was tough. We made chocolate chip cookies out of desperation for some reason. Probably was feeling deprived since admittedly breakfast and lunch was way too light. Oh well!

Yesterday and today were great.
by liveitup
Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Emmama's Daily Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 31502

Good job on the comeback!
by liveitup
Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

Thanks Marianna. I'm really inspired by others too and really enjoy reading them.
by liveitup
Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

Today: SUCCESS This Friday I thought ahead about establishing a good default today with Amici's -- penne pasta with marinara, and that felt great. Normally I would have suggested we get a large pizza for the family, but the penne was a healthier option and it was sized for one person (maybe a bit on...
by liveitup
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Got Non Scale Victories? Post 'em here!
Replies: 49
Views: 31552

I now love and appreciate every meal I eat.
by liveitup
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

Today: SUCCESS B: Quaker Life with whole milk, 1x black coffee, latte L: Toasted gnocchi over zucchini and yellow squash in a light cream sauce, tiny bite of focaccia with green onion cream cheese (probably 1/2 of one bite, probably can skip this but the focaccia was so good), and stewed lentils in ...
by liveitup
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ekat learns to be an adult
Replies: 31
Views: 19180

Good for you! I'm a bit of a caffeine lover too. Good job not caving in. :D
by liveitup
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sonya's checkin
Replies: 605
Views: 412801

I like your idea to go for some delicious seconds on s days rather than focusing on sweets. I guess I just defaulted to snacks and dessert, but having seconds of something delicious sounds just as, if not more, satisfying. It also generally helps keep the 3 meal habit going rather than snacks in bet...
by liveitup
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lily's daily checkin
Replies: 7
Views: 7004

Fruit is a great idea and I sometimes spoon some on my plate in lieu of something heavier and I never regret it. It's just hard to do it when you're loading up a plate and the choice is fries or fruit, but it always tastes so much better than it sounds. A cup of watermelon following some heavy food ...
by liveitup
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

Today: SUCCESS B: Plain whole yogurt with watermelon, honeydew, dried cranberries, honey, and granola, whole milk latte, 2x black coffees L: Veggie burger w/ garlic aioli, arugula, tomato on brioche, 3-bean chili cheese steak fries, ginger kombucha D: Vegetable ratatouille with tomatoes, onions, red...
by liveitup
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

Glad you like reading the menus. Food can be fun and interesting at least to revisit at the end of the day. The cafeteria at work has some great stuff -- that's where a lot of my breakfasts and lunch come from.

The de Young is a beautiful space. Sounds like you had fun in SF too.
by liveitup
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

Today: SUCCESS This is getting a little easier. I don't really expect it to always get easier but for the last couple weeks, and maybe it's because I indulged so much over vacation, have been going well. I'm starting to sort out in advance what kind of dessert to look forward to over the weekend. Th...
by liveitup
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Road Back
Replies: 6
Views: 6111

That's my favorite part of NoS, Whosonfirst. It plays well with real life. The main component of NoS, it's focus on moderation, and the form of measurement is already part of our social fabric. It's truly a holistic solution.
by liveitup
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

Today: SUCCESS B: Quaker Life with whole milk and a delicious soft juicy peach, black coffee x 3 L: Greek style linguine with tomatoes, olives and feta, mushroom, red onion, and mozzarella flatbread, pesto farro, roasted spicy zucchini and yellow squash, ginger kombucha D: Greek salad, 2x cheddar an...
by liveitup
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: late dinner out
Replies: 4
Views: 5503

Hm, try a couple things: First try moving your lunch just a little bit later. If you eat at 11:00, try moving it closer to 12:00. Also, try filling up your plate a little bit more at lunch to get you through the afternoon. Then, if you're hungry mid afternoon, grab a latte or another heartier drink....
by liveitup
Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

My wife is the dinner chef 99% of the time. She is really good! The decadent sounding lunch on Thursday was in a cafe, but I'll bet she could do it just as well. Last Friday: FAILURE B: Egg, spinach, cheese, mushroom on everything bagel L: Potato samosas, eggplant, chana masala, brown rice <so far s...
by liveitup
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Snack Foods Question
Replies: 10
Views: 9285

Yeah, I mean you could have 3 plates of: B: Donuts L: Bag of croutons D: Peanuts, potato chips, and, and ice cream But in reality there's no way you can sustain that. I couldn't do that for 2 meals without feeling horrible. I have to say though, I see nothing wrong with starting an S day out with a ...
by liveitup
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

SUCCESS This week so far has been a little easier than others.. hope it keeps up. 8) B: Shredded wheat w/ whole milk, DanActive, black coffee L: Mizuna, endive, and grilled peach salad, potato croquette with green goddess, 1/8 whole wheat pita with a half spoonful of tapenade, (an amuse bouche, was...
by liveitup
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

Today: SUCCESS B: Scrambled eggs, soyrizo, guac, salsa burrito on a whole wheat tortilla L: Tortilla chips, 2 veg tacos on corn tortillas, mexican brown rice, arugula and tomato salad D: Spaghetti w/ field roast sausage, 2 pieces whole wheat bread w/ olive oil, green beans A: Glass of white wine, Ca...
by liveitup
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: not losing weight
Replies: 15
Views: 13025

I know it's a little off putting to not see the effects of your hard work right away, but stick with it! If your weight is at least stable, then you've made a really big impact already. You can try making small tweaks here and there. Maybe take a little bit less per plate and see how that goes for t...
by liveitup
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

Today: success Breakfast: Whole grain porridge with feta, crushed cashews, and sauteed mushrooms Lunch: Grilled veg sandwich with cheese and caramelized onions, bowl of diced watermelon Dinner: Scrambled eggs with avocado, sour cream, and salsa, veg bacon, and tots Forgot to say thanks to raw cookie...
by liveitup
Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ekat learns to be an adult
Replies: 31
Views: 19180

Great job! This is good inspiration for me as we kick off this week. Vacation last week was all S days and I went a little overboard. :o

Welcome back!
by liveitup
Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

Yesterday: success. Breakfast: egg, cheddar, soy sausage, guac, and salsa on a medium whole wheat tortilla. Lunch: veggie burger with lettuce, tomato, guac, thousand island, bowl of watermelon Dinner: soy chicken on whole wheat english muffin with avocado and tomato, side of tots Alcohol: white wine...
by liveitup
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

Pure gold.. I agree! I did not so bad last week considering we were on vacation and confronted with a buffet 3x a day! Mostly 1 plate for breakfast and lunch, but admittedly just gave in to having dessert most nights. Thanks for the reminder to not feel too guilty about it, I instantly feel better n...
by liveitup
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No-Hunger Breakfasts
Replies: 42
Views: 27411

I alternate but usually stick with a couple staples. The cafeteria at work has a couple porridges with toppings. I'll alternate between a big bowl of oatmeal or whole grain porridge and a plate of eggs, fruit, and a starch. Cereal with milk doesn't do it for me, but when I do have that at home and s...
by liveitup
Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

Road trip and temptations abound. It's an S day thankfully, but I wonder how I would do if this was an n day on a road trip where a lot more willpower is needed. Had dessert and a couple small snacks, but not totally overboard. Fairly proud of not going to overboard at the buffet dinner, probably at...
by liveitup
Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: E-lyn's Check-In Journal
Replies: 180
Views: 82447

Not bad at all! Could have been much worse.
by liveitup
Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

Thanks! Today: success! Except I think I'll go 1 over my glass ceiling tonight. It's the first day of vacation and I feel like celebrating. Is it cheating? Maybe.. but this will be a temporary liberty. :D
by liveitup
Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No Calorie Counting?!
Replies: 9
Views: 7880

Stabilizing is key. I know I came here at least with this problem of, yes, counting calories and losing 20 pounds, and quickly at that, then gaining it all back after I stopped and then some, and then going back to it. Then I end up feeling incredibly down and frustrated by that.. and ashamed really...
by liveitup
Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

Thank you Emmama!

July 7: Success! All average sized meals and healthy enough. Had a little too much coffee.. and milk as a result of that. Otherwise feel great and about to relax with a gin and tonic!
by liveitup
Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 95591

liveitup's check-in

Trying this out, not committing quite yet to this one! Think this will help with some upcoming.. let's say challenges.. with food temptations next week. Jul 5: Failure. Started good, sabotaged by a bag of Bugles. Then it was game over. :( Jul 6 (today): SUCCESS! Had some fuller plates but all is well.
by liveitup
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Alcohol consumption
Replies: 6
Views: 6134

I think it's as important to teach each other how to drink. I'm tempted to blame my binging on our societal views here in the US views of drinking is taboo, then you're 21 and in college and party culture takes over. Well, I used it as such anyway. Isnt it better that we learn the good and bad with ...
by liveitup
Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habit reversion?
Replies: 13
Views: 10679

Yes, I like that oolala. Those small rewards do seem to help, and I'm looking forward to Tuesday (4th is an S day for me) to keep up with tracking progress. SpiritSong, thanks for the link. Very appropriate! Reading after this. Merry, hah! Such a funny, I mean obvious, sounding revelation I had. ;) ...
by liveitup
Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habit reversion?
Replies: 13
Views: 10679

I have to say it does help to resolve to do something before I do it. Tonight I logged into HabitCal (*just* started using it) before I went to dinner and I logged a green day because, well, so far so good. We went to a Mexican restaurant tonight, so we got chips and salsa, tortillas and butter (who...
by liveitup
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habit reversion?
Replies: 13
Views: 10679

So happy/inspired reading these responses. Thanks all for sharing your experiences and advice! I will be taking this to heart. Much appreciated!
by liveitup
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habit reversion?
Replies: 13
Views: 10679

Habit reversion?

Maybe more of a general question but hoping you all can help! Even after months of doing something I still can revert back easily to where I started. It can be really disappointing. :( I tend to exercise for example for 6 months, thinking I've nailed down a good habit, only to suddenly and not even ...
by liveitup
Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thanks No S!
Replies: 9
Views: 11488

Thanks for the support! I'm on month 3 now, started early Februrary, and have lost 6 pounds with this advice. It's not the big numbers you get with calorie counting, but it's so much more sustainable. Anyway, glad to be a tribe member!
by liveitup
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thanks No S!
Replies: 9
Views: 11488

Thanks No S!

What I needed was even less than the advice in Food Rules. Maybe a few pages from Food Rules was enough. Or, some advice from one of my grandparents, or myself 16 years ago could have helped. What I did know was that I definitely did not need to learn something new. I had already indulged in article...