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by kccc
Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Between meal hunger
Replies: 27
Views: 21176

Re: Between Meal Hunger

Many,many thanks to all of you. I have tried the milk and juice for hunger between meals without success. Your other responses gave me some new perspectives. I will try the instant oatmeal with peanut butter. If that does not help, I shall try skipping breakfast until midmorning.[/b] Can I recommen...
by kccc
Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Semantics: Weight Loss vs. Wellness
Replies: 5
Views: 6490

As a "recovering perfectionist," I know exactly what you mean. I have a more general "frame" that helps me on this issue: I look for "what is optimal." My husband and I use the term "over-optimizing" or "over-achieving" for behavior like you describe - where you push too far in some direction and ma...
by kccc
Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breakfast Suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 11876

I go on "rounds" of things I like and then tire of them. Currently, I'm liking Greek yogurt and fruit. When I did oatmeal, I used old-fashioned and soaked it in milk overnight (in the fridge, of course). You can eat it as-is in the morning, or heat it. The milk helped with satiety, and dried fruit o...
by kccc
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Yesterday evening was "option 1" with kiwi subbed for the watermelon because I wanted to save the watermelon for tonight. Plus a glass of wine. Happy Tuesday! Exercise - walking plus abs Br - Greek yogurt, figs, 2 CaL Lunch - out with colleagues. TBD, but one reasonable plate for me. Dinner (planned...
by kccc
Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 159097

r.jean wrote:Small goals are definitely the way to go. [...] I never thought that being so relaxed about it would translate into more success than I ever hoped for.
What a powerful quote - and a real truth! :)
by kccc
Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Nice weekend... the little guy is back, and we're glad to have him. Had time at the pool with friends twice this weekend (different friends). Ate out a bit much - a welcome-home lunch at a fave place, then pizza at the pool on Saturday. Lunch out after church on Sunday because we were running errand...
by kccc
Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 159097

Sue, I like your analysis of S-days... resonates with me too. :)
by kccc
Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sophiasapientia's 2011 Check-In
Replies: 70
Views: 41803

Go, Sophiasapienta! I know those vacation pounds will drop away fast once you're on your normal routine. I did the C2-5K a few years ago, then decided running was not for me. (Aggravated neck issues - the jarring compacted my spine, I think.) But it's a do-able program. There are iTunes downloads if...
by kccc
Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Got home late, so had a different dinner...I had cheese toast with tomato, watermelon and chips. (Hubby had a ham sandwich and the same sides.) Today... No exercise so far - schedule is a bit off b/c of work-related stuff. Br - Greek yogurt and dried apricots, 2 CaL L (planned) - one plate at dining...
by kccc
Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

I do yoga regularly - even if just a bit. It makes a huge difference in how I feel. But left to myself, I do the things that are easy for me, lol! This class pushes me out of my comfort zone... and enlarges it. I love it. Happy Thursday! Dinner last night was a sort of "faux Chinese" that used up so...
by kccc
Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Thtrchic's Daily Check-in
Replies: 851
Views: 443964

That's an excellent question. Funny that I said it and then had to think about it to answer. I guess the "click" of really staying on track, eating well, exercising some, and then consequently losing weight. And, thanks. :) julie For me, that "click" comes and goes... there are times when I'm on to...
by kccc
Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 111062

Way to "mark it and move on"!

Go, Grammy G!
by kccc
Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 111062

Sounds like a wonderful visit and anniversary. Congrats! :)
by kccc
Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 159097

Good for you, and good for your daughter! Enjoy your time together.

I agree with you about learning-through-writing. That's one reason why I stay here. :)
by kccc
Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Happy Wednesday! I have taken the day OFF. Not working at home - OFF. We have a friend over, and I went to my yoga class today. Yay! Exercise - the serious yoga class. My arms were shaking by the last pose. Br - One slice of toast (on homemade whole-wheat bread) as I went out the door. 2 CaL L - Che...
by kccc
Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Monday dinner ended up being ahi tuna with a fruit relish, roasted Brussell sprouts, and a fruit-based salad. Both the relish and the salad mixed sweet/citrusy fruits with a tiny bit of onion (shallots or green onion) and some spice for "zing." It was really good, and salt-free. Had a lot of potassi...
by kccc
Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 159097

Thanks, guys for all the support. The madhouse is finally calming down. Saturday and Sunday were big eating setback days though. I think I am just running out of steam and working too hard. Those 2 days are now in the past however and today will be an N day. That is the plan. This last week and hal...
by kccc
Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Struggling in a new job
Replies: 15
Views: 13611

I use the same broken record technique that milliem uses. It works. Nice variations: No thanks, I'm not hungry. No thanks, I just had breakfast (or lunch, or whatever) No thanks, it's too close to lunch (or dinner) and I don't want to spoil my appetite. (Between this one and the last one, you can co...
by kccc
Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why do I do this to myself???
Replies: 26
Views: 18769

Re: Why do I do this to myself???

I do have a few days during the week I'd love some advice on, if anyone has some for me. I'm a full time Hairdresser, we don't eat regular meals when working. We try but most days I'm booked a client every half an hour. I have a day where I work 12-8. How would some of you handle that? A large lunc...
by kccc
Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Saturday went well. I think I'll work with this pattern for a while and see where it goes. Sunday I took the little guy to camp. It was a good trip, and he looked ready to go when I left. I am hoping he'll have a good time. I will miss him, but am looking forward to some kid-free time as well. Happy...
by kccc
Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Decide for yourself
Replies: 10
Views: 10122

It makes me wonder if our society didn't start gaining weight when we started listening to 'expert' advice. That's part of Michael Pollen's take on it. (If you haven't read "In Defense of Food," I highly recommend it!) He believes that the culture of eating is as important as our foodstuffs, and we...
by kccc
Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Dinner last night was a steak salad - because I made the mistake of taking my son into my fave organic store with me, and they had steak samples out. He's a carnivore at heart, lol! I bought one lean cut, broiled it, then sliced it thin to serve the three of us. I also had dessert, and a few snacks....
by kccc
Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is exercise making you fat?
Replies: 33
Views: 23238

Dave! You are a genius! Of course that's the way to go!

Coin a new word that readers won't understand without reading the article... if it gets picked up and becomes trendy, there's your 15 minutes of fame...

We should be a writing team. I'll call it like it is, then you can make it sound catchy.
by kccc
Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Joyofsix's Check In
Replies: 53
Views: 32693

Yesterday while my dd was at basketball I walked for 40 minutes. Why, oh why, did it never occur to me to walk during my waits instead of sitting with a book and a coffee? I feel pretty dumb. I think you should feel pretty smart for figuring that out. :) Anytime you can suddenly maximize your time ...
by kccc
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ravelry vs Facebook
Replies: 4
Views: 13605

Ravelry vs Facebook

Since I know there are knitter/geeks on this board...

I just saw this on Slate, comparing Ravelry and Facebook. The analysis is interesting, but one thing they miss (IMHO) is the elegant way the discussion boards function.

http://www.slate.com/id/2298584/
by kccc
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Evernote and Everyday Systems
Replies: 1
Views: 7575

Hm... I have an account, but haven't really figured out how to use it well. The info that I can use it on my iPod is helpful. In other "general tech news," I just saw this on Slate, which talks about another site I'm on (for knitting) that I think is the BEST designed site I've ever seen. The analys...
by kccc
Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Happy Friday! Dinner last night included leftover chicken and homemade bread, plus asparagus, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and fresh fruit (cantaloupe and raspberries - great combo!) This morning... Exercise - walking. Gym closed, so it was outside. Br - homemade bread, cheese, figs L (planned) - lefto...
by kccc
Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: part of no s is a habbit
Replies: 10
Views: 8989

Continuing the off-topic... I'm also a knitter - though I initially took it up as an antidote to perfectionism. (The prescription: Find an interesting but not life-critical activity that you'd kind of like to do, and practice it regularly but only for short periods of time each day. Both "regular" a...
by kccc
Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating Away from Home Experience!
Replies: 11
Views: 10127

First, my best wishes to your husband for his recovery. And please do take care of yourself during this stressful time. (It's that "oxygen mask" analogy...) Second, glad to hear that No-S is reducing stress rather than adding to it. I had a similar experience when my mom was in the hospital for an e...
by kccc
Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is exercise making you fat?
Replies: 33
Views: 23238

Of course exercise doesn't make you fat. It's using the exercise to rationalize poor eating that makes you fat. But try telling that to someone who doesn't like exercise and is looking for an excuse to not do it. (Bold added by me to make the "cut to the chase" part stand out.) I so agree with this...
by kccc
Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Happy Thursday! (I have stolen this from someone... Berry?... and love it.) Exercise - walking and abs. Br - banana, homemade bread and cheese (eaten in the car b/c I had an early meeting) L - one plate at office-provided meal. I hope it's okay - I often feel "held hostage" at these things, as Sue c...
by kccc
Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2253
Views: 1524863

11 oz. of chocolate for $1.59 was all it took. I hear you. I grew up with parents who had parents who remembered the great depression - and, to be honest, were somewhat scraping by themselves. We did NOT waste. We DID find bargains. In an era where food is over-abundant, it is still hard to shake t...
by kccc
Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Oh the thoughts of sweet potatoes, eggplant and cantaloupe all at once makes me drool. Love 'em all. :wink: AND... they're all perfectly good N-day foods! :) That's one thing I love about No-S - you get so much of what you love! Well, mostly. The sweet potatoes were no longer good, alas. :( But the...
by kccc
Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 159097

Looks like a lot of us are "re-booting" as we deal with holidays and the chaos of our lives! "Success is fall down seven times, getting up eight." So nice to have this wonderful group that always offers a hand up. :) Hang in there. The chaos will end (or take another form, lol!). In the meantime, ac...
by kccc
Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Okay. Better. Knocked a lot of little errands off before yoga, and now am ready to get work done. Exercise - my beloved kick-butt yoga class. Which helped center my mind as it made me drip with sweat. Br - banana, and 2 CaL. Didn't have time for more... and, oddly, didn't miss it, even though I had ...
by kccc
Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Sue, you're right about "being held hostage" sometimes. But you know, there's always a choice. I could have decided to wait until we got home. I could have eaten some and left some. I could have eaten it, and then stopped, instead of letting "that wasn't what I wanted!" be an excuse for eating more ...
by kccc
Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habit Cal and All-or-nothing thinking
Replies: 18
Views: 15635

For a time, I had a second calendar that I used if I had a red. Basically, if I stopped after my one transgression, I still got a green on it - because "failing better" is a plus.

That gave me incentive not to "wreck the car" because I had one ding in it. :)

Good luck.
by kccc
Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Monday... did well until about 4PM. That seems to be my "downfall time"! We ate at our neighborhood pool party which is also a BBQ fundraiser for the swim team. I didn't like the food. Last year, there were sides that made it okay. This year, it was a bbq plate, a hamburger plate, or a hot dog plate...
by kccc
Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Well, I've not been posting because I've not been eating well. Friday... I had one plate at the potluck, then went a bit nuts on dessert. (Key lime pie, two rather large cookies). Stopped then, so better than could be. Saturday and Sunday - ate real meals, but also a lot of sweets. We got a brand of...
by kccc
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I finished my Easter chocolate
Replies: 4
Views: 4669

Oh yeah. I still remember the moment (a few years ago) when I went looking for the Easter candy and it was gone because my hubby had eaten it. That was a watershed moment - I used to be the one who ate up all the chocolate! (He pointed out in his defense that it was a month after Easter. And so it w...
by kccc
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Dinner as planned, except cooked apples in place of watermelon. Broccoli for veg. And a glass of wine later.... which did NOT seem to be a trigger for hot flashes! (In the great cost-benefit analysis of life, I've decided to keep my coffee and occasional wine. So there.) Happy Friday! Exercise: walk...
by kccc
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Happy Thursday! Exercise - cardio class B - Greek yogurt, dried apricots, 2 CaL L (planned) - PB&J on homemade bread (makes all the difference), watermelon, figs D (planned) - sausages, sweet potatoes (I cooked them last night, but they weren't done when we sat down and by the time they were, we had...
by kccc
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Who Me? Checking In!
Replies: 549
Views: 301359

Mmmm, homemade jam. The only time I tried jelly/jam I ended up with pear syrup. Which was good over ice cream and waffles, but not what I'd intended. :)
by kccc
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Questions for the experienced/long timers?
Replies: 45
Views: 40457

I wrote my tips/perspectives up in the "Phases of No-S" sticky above.
by kccc
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Lol, I've started a cheese-and-tomato trend! I'm on a lemon kick as well. I bought another bag today, organic, just because I liked having some in my water. I've been drinking lemon water all day! And I made more Snow Pudding for my family... I'll make myself some on the weekend. Here's the recipe I...
by kccc
Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Grammy, thanks. I know I sound clueless... I can cook, honest, but I rarely use ground beef at all. I make my spaghetti meatless, and also my various forms of chili. And I loathe meatloaf, so don't bother with that. Will give this a try and see how it goes. But not this week... will have to go to th...
by kccc
Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Sue, I never used to like lemon desserts - thought they just weren't rich enough. But I'm finding I like them a lot more. Still love chocolate, but there ARE desserts that are too heavy for me now. (Who knew?) Grammy... on your meatball recipe... you said until the "eggs" are in little pieces - did ...
by kccc
Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 111062

They will be glad to see you. :)

Saw this comic yesterday, and had to laugh... yes, sometimes this is me. And maybe you too?

http://www.chron.com/apps/comics/showCo ... &name=Zits
by kccc
Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 159097

Sounds as if you're doing well!

Best wishes to your daughter. It's a hard time to be entering the job market.
by kccc
Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Grammy, sounds like you had your hands full with your crew, lol! Monday as planned... fruit was strawberries and banana slices. And I had a glass of wine later. I also got in 10,000 steps on top of my yoga. A couple of out-of-building meetings at work gave me a head start, then the little guy asked ...
by kccc
Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Trying this again
Replies: 7
Views: 7397

Welcome back. :)
by kccc
Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Managed to fit in 10,000 steps on Sunday - with a LOT of marching-about-the-house, lol! Also fit in quite a few S's. They tend to multiply as the day goes on. Chocolate and dessert were the main ones. Dessert was a new recipe that I'll make again. It's an old-fashioned one, called Snow Pudding or Fl...
by kccc
Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 111062

Look forward to seeing a pic of those earrings!

:)
by kccc
Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Even if yesterday hadn't been an S day...
Replies: 13
Views: 11930

That's about as "special" as you can get! :)

Congrats to them both!

(I love how happy you sound. It is so nice to feel positively about a new addition to the family... and I'm sure your future daughter-in-law will be equally happy to be so welcomed!)
by kccc
Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Thanks, Grammy G! I will have to try that. Friday was a fail, but a small one - we went to a buffet after a highly stressful day. I managed to limit it to one plate, but then had a serving of Trader Joe meringue cookies when I got home. It was a 100-calorie "fail" (they are mostly egg white, sugar, ...
by kccc
Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food and love - reflections
Replies: 8
Views: 7544

Thalia and Blithe, you are SO right about that extending to "stuff". My parents like to yard sale... I have learned to refuse things, but also think of things I DO want that they could look for. I still have trouble de-cluttering my house of things-other-people-gave-me, though. However, I'm finding ...
by kccc
Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Vanilla No-S: A Very Strong Opinion
Replies: 17
Views: 15539

Noel, I'm with you on that 100% plus... but you probably guessed that would be my stance. I think it takes a while for some of the old bad habits to clear out enough for you to be able to make good decisions on mods. New habits take practice - we all know that. New habits that are replacing old habi...
by kccc
Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food and love - reflections
Replies: 8
Views: 7544

Food and love - reflections

On another thread, someone mentioned the connection between food and love - as in, giving kids (or pets) food all the time because they are loved... This is a really complex topic, and I've actually thought a good bit about it., from two directions - that of someone having food pushed AT them, and t...
by kccc
Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Pangelsue, I work in education (small college), and I think that there's more of a "sense of mission" there than in most corporate arenas. A sweeping generalization, not always true, but... Yesterday was also busy, but I exercised and ate decently. Exercise - walking plus abs. Hit 12,000 plus. Br - ...
by kccc
Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Thanks for the recipes and support, Sue and Snapdragon. Sue, I laughed out loud at the "marriage manual." No, I didn't get one for my marriage OR for the kid. We've been making it up as we go along all these years! Who knew? Yesterday I got home so late that I called the guys on the way and we met a...
by kccc
Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: HELP, need encouragement
Replies: 32
Views: 21744

If eating three squares doesn't take any willpower for you at this point, go for it. But if you're used to eating burgers and fries, and think you need to switch to salads at the same time that you're trying to get the No-S habits down, maybe you should slow down. Basically, anything that you're alr...
by kccc
Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Thanks, snapdragon! I need a planning "re-do" - I'm over-relying on the same few meals, and I know it's only a matter of time before the family gets tired of them and never wants to see them again! What is your meatball recipe? I never make them, and the little guy loves them when he gets them elsew...
by kccc
Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Yesterday (Monday) Exercise - 15 minutes of stretching. Not ideal, but acceptable. However, I also hit 10,000 on the pedometer just from running around. Br - 1/2 bagel w/cream cheese, banana, 2 CaL L - Veggie sandwich, chips, apple. (Rather a nasty veggie sandwich - a real disappointment. At least o...
by kccc
Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Well, this was NOT a good weekend. I started on Friday, and did NOT end on Sunday. In between, I ate a lot and sat a lot (going to my parents for Father's Day, and sitting to talk to them.) Plus work stress from projects-that-must-be-done-over-the-weekend. I did get in a Saturday yoga class, and som...
by kccc
Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2011 Check-In
Replies: 186
Views: 113415

Good to see you! This doesn't sound like leaving No-S to me (at least, not unless you're ADDED Snacking, Seconds, and Sweets - and it doesn't sound as if you are) as much as just "paying more attention to what you put on your plate." Which is smart. :) I don't officially do low-carb, but I tend towa...
by kccc
Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Graham's Daily Check In
Replies: 1417
Views: 860766

I'm sorry you're having a hard time. At a very dark time in my life, I was assigned the task of finding "5 good things" in each day, no matter how small. (Originally it was 10, but I felt that was asking more than I could do.) It was a powerful assignment, because it made me LOOK for "something good...
by kccc
Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hungry at Bed Time
Replies: 27
Views: 19405

Most of my food is home made, from scratch. Much of that comes from my garden. We keep bees, and are working on our backyard orchard. When I asked about "enough real food", I was thinking in two directions: 1) Are you eating enough? A number of people (me included) who were used to snacking (or die...
by kccc
Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: More external support for No-S
Replies: 11
Views: 9526

More external support for No-S

According to this article, getting all your food on one plate instead of going back for seconds can result in 14% less food eaten.
by kccc
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 159097

It's called No S Catch Phrase Glossary (add yours!) and it's the very top sticky on the general discussion board. Lots of fun there. The "Just for Decoration" bit is on page 2 (at least as I have my preferences set for # of messages), over half-way down. If I knew how to link to that particular spo...
by kccc
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: a little help from my friends, please!
Replies: 191
Views: 111062

Mmmm, perfume.... :) The sweet smell of success, right?
by kccc
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Graham's Daily Check In
Replies: 1417
Views: 860766

Graham, you are so hard on yourself! Read back over your own journal. You have come a long way in terms of your original goals. And, there are times in our busy/stressful/complicated lives when just not gaining is a triumph. My advice to you (totally unsolicited, of course!) - Be gentler with yourse...
by kccc
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Thtrchic's Daily Check-in
Replies: 851
Views: 443964

Congrats on opening night! :)
by kccc
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Thursday night ended up being tuna melts, peas'n'carrots, and apple and pear slices. Plus a glass of wine. And then 4 cookies from the pan I was baking for a potluck tonight. :oops: Fail. But at fender-bender fail, not a wreck. (Aside: I make small cookies these days. I used to never get the amount ...
by kccc
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you count as special days
Replies: 10
Views: 9769

A general rule-of-thumb is just "containing" the number of Special Events you have each month. Most people stick to 2 or less Non-Weekend S-days (NWS) per month.

In your place, I would probably consider this "special" UNLESS I had a host of "more special" events this particular month.
by kccc
Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: New Strawberry Roan Daily Check In
Replies: 427
Views: 240146

Grammy, you crack me up! (Says the woman who always has herbal tea bags in her purse, especially when going to conferences!)
by kccc
Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2253
Views: 1524863

Thinking of you in your loss. What a wonderful paragraph you wrote about this marvellous woman that left an imprint on your life and seems to have lived her own in such a way that she was an inspiration. A phrase I've heard before is "Don't be sad because it's over, smile because it happened." It's ...
by kccc
Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 159097

Sue2 , reading your last post reminds me of the phrase "Oh, that's only for decoration" that someone posted long ago..I think I remember the poster used it as a line when a child wanted something from a shop window (I think it was a toy, but I'm not sure..) and the poster decided that was a wonderf...
by kccc
Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hungry at Bed Time
Replies: 27
Views: 19405

Who Me? wrote:Yup, I'm still struggling with this gnawing hunger at bedtime.

This is the hardest time for me.
Are you eating enough "real food" during the day?
by kccc
Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: hungry
Replies: 22
Views: 16828

If I think too much about how much I am eating now, it seems like so little compared to preNoS days. If I had started NoS with the amounts that now satisfy me, I wouldn't have made it past the first few weeks. It has been a wonderful, glorious process. This is SO TRUE - and beautifully put. I think...
by kccc
Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reading about, diets, weightloss and nutrition
Replies: 14
Views: 12556

Nicest, you may be on to something. I'm not sure I think about food LESS on No-S as much as I think about it DIFFERENTLY. Instead of angsting over calorie counts, I look at new recipes, try new vegetables, sign up for a veggie box to help me expand my horizons, etc. I bake on weekends, and make home...
by kccc
Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: mamamia checking in
Replies: 21
Views: 18654

Dinner is whatever I come up with at 5 pm! - I'm not much of a planner unfortunately and starting a new job in a week or two is really going to make this a challenge! That's hard... I think planning ahead is a habit that really helps me. If I'm looking forward to a nice dinner, I'm so much less lik...
by kccc
Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Yesterday as planned. Subbed mushrooms for the salad so I could have salad for lunch today. Had a glass of wine later. Did some gentle yoga before bedtime. Perhaps not ideal, but acceptable. Thursday... Exercise - cardio class Br - Greek yogurt and pear, 2 CaL L - leftover Eggplant Parmesan, homemad...
by kccc
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 159097

You go! It is wonderful to read your posts. Not just because you're sticking to your plan (which is a HUGE accomplishment and deserves many pats on the back), but because you sound like you're finding an enormous amount of enjoyment in these special occasions. Isn't it lovely that worries about food...
by kccc
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Healthy Foods Shopping List...
Replies: 10
Views: 10189

Just want to let anyone new to No S that this is absolutely not a requirement for No S. Many adherents do get to the point as time goes on that they choose more and more fresh or whole foods, but that is entirely individual. I just got back from a trip and ate a fair amount of restaurant and fast f...
by kccc
Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: hungry
Replies: 22
Views: 16828

Keep at No S. What it takes to feel full will decrease. And you will like it less. That's SO true. That's what you ("generic" you, not "you" specifically) start to realize when "over the top" S-days are contrasted with how you feel on N-days... Your body starts giving you clear feedback, and you be...
by kccc
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: hungry
Replies: 22
Views: 16828

The other significant thing about naturally thin people (I'm telling you, my brother was one for the first 61 years of his life) is that they really don't like being very full. I agree. And I consider it one of my greatest successes as a parent that my son will do that - put back a piece of pie or ...
by kccc
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blithe Morning's Action Research: Doable Fitness
Replies: 161
Views: 111598

If you can keep it a "contained fail" (don't wreck the car!), you'll be doing well for the day. :)
by kccc
Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Br - Whole wheat toast with almond butter and banana, glass of milk. L - Chicken sandwich on WW, with LOTS of salad on it. (I used Greek yogurt mixed with a little Gorgonzola for the spread, which really zipped up the sandwich); pear; dried figs. D (planned) - Eggplant Parmesan, homemade bread, sala...
by kccc
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2253
Views: 1524863

I got through today. Weirdly, I slept pretty much all afternoon. I've been home for 24 hours and have told just about no one. Having so much free time and nothing I absolutely have to do but lots I should do has been a problem in the past. I don't have an answer right now, but I'm checking in. Succ...
by kccc
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Who Me? Checking In!
Replies: 549
Views: 301359

How nice that you have a knitting group! (I knit, and have been thinking of finding/creating a group.)

Sounds as if you're now feeling better too, which is good. :)
by kccc
Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Dinner ended up being leftover chicken, potatoes, and salad for me. We all had something a bit different.

Today
Will be at home, and have a lot of work to do. Will not be able to go to yoga class, for multiple reasons, so need to figure out a plan.
by kccc
Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's Check In
Replies: 96
Views: 58221

I may have to have some coffee, but I am having a hard time figuring out when I could add the time it would take to make/drink it. I have a coffeemaker that I can set up the night before and program to be ready when I get up. Can't help you on the "drinking" part... my routine is that I drive to th...
by kccc
Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Healthy Foods Shopping List...
Replies: 10
Views: 10189

Strawberry Roan wrote:I am so sorry, I guess the heading didn't show. It was from Eating Well website.
Oops! It was there, but I didn't notice it. My bad.

Interesting! Thanks for posting. :)

A nice spin-off would be "what do you DO with that stuff?" ;)
by kccc
Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: don't read if you don't like talk of calories
Replies: 26
Views: 19697

I try to just avoid restaurants as much as possible, and don't worry about it to much when I go (once every 2-3 months). If you're someone who has to eat out a lot because of work/travel it may be a good idea to take a look at the calorie counts of things. This. I agree that calories do matter, but...
by kccc
Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

OK, I am soooo going to steal that phrase about hunger not being the problem. That is going on my refrigerator. Story of my weight problem as far back as I can remember. The battle I am fighting this time is me, not the food. Thanks for giving me a battle cry. Steal away - I stole it too! I think i...
by kccc
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Sue, you are MORE than welcome! Your thread was useful to me too. Even though I know "if hunger is not the problem, food is not the answer," I still turn to it sometimes! (But I'm learning... as we all are...) == Yesterday as planned, plus a glass of wine. Lunch was the dining hall, though I "virtua...
by kccc
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Healthy Foods Shopping List...
Replies: 10
Views: 10189

Is this your list, or did you find it somewhere? Much of it is in my kitchen, with slight variations. I prefer 2% milk, and buy old-fashioned oats instead of steel-cut. I like dried figs, so they're on my pantry list; I make my own chicken stock and freeze it, so it's not. Though I mostly go "whole ...
by kccc
Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 159097

I'm glad I did this. I was all set to ruin my Monday by beating myself up (gained another pound and a half) but decided instead to think it through and try to set the ground work to avoid these situations the next time. A setback, not a failure. I have an action plan for next time. I will move on. ...
by kccc
Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Posting halfway through an S-day is hubris. They always start out well; it's after 3:00 that they nose-dive (if they're going to.) Downsides: definite permasnacking going on. Some of that was "resistance" to work I needed to do. I see it, but still do it. Sigh. Plusses: Though there was some chocola...
by kccc
Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 243375

Grammy, I will pull out my copy of the Four Agreements and look at it again. Love your story - it sounds SO like something I would do! Lunch yesterday ended up being tomato soup, ham and cheese sandwich, and dried mango. Dinner... well, it turned into a Friday Fail. Not terrible, but I recognize the...