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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:44 pm
Yesterday was Day 1 - Had a rough day to start. Halloween candy and late night hunger got to me. Started again today, and all is well so far. Will check in again tomorrow.
Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:53 pm
I just went back to day 1 yesterday too 👍👍
I hope you have a good day!
Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:49 pm
Thanks for the encouragement!
Day 2 - also a red day. The sweets got me again. I will say that in the past I've had problems with binging, and whenever I get off of a diet, I tend to binge the worst thinking "it will be okay, the next diet I start will finally work and I can just enjoy myself right now."
I'm thankful that this kind of binge didn't happen last night. I can see No S being a lifestyle that I can stick to for years and years, and it is good that this early failure day didn't make me feel like immediately quitting and trying something new. Also my failure was limited. It wasn't even as bad as the first day, so maybe that's another advantage with No S - with 3 plates as a baseline, I'm not liable to go way overboard when I fail like I used to.
At least I hope so. I hope the third time's the charm.
Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:59 pm
Third time's the charm I guess! Had my first successful N day today. I'm a little nervous about the impending S days, but glad to finally get a win under my belt.
Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:57 am
naeman wrote:Third time's the charm I guess! Had my first successful N day today. I'm a little nervous about the impending S days, but glad to finally get a win under my belt.
Congratulations! It can be rough sometimes but good for you for sticking with it.
Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:05 am
Great job on the Green Day 👍👍👍
Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:05 pm
Thanks for the encouragement, guys. Between the nice replies I've gotten and all of the inspiring stories that I've read on this board, I'm starting to enjoy coming back to post here, even if it wasn't a green day. Luckily, yesterday was a green day!
Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:53 pm
I'm not on the computer as much on the weekends, so I didn't post my progress daily. However, I had another green day on Friday, even though we had donuts brought in to work. Then of course there were two S days after that. They were definitely heavy S days; not the kind of eating that would make me feel good if I did it every weekend. But it wasn't outrageous like my binges when I'm not moderating at all, and I hear the S days will get better with time and practice. Excited to start a new week this week, and actually kind of relieved to only be having 3 plates of food today.
I guess this put's me on a 5 day streak, if you count the S-days!
Saturday: S DAY
Sunday: S DAY
Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:48 am
Great start, keep it up! I hope you have an awesome, green week
Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:42 pm
Thanks for all the encouragement! I hope I do, too.
And I'm off to a decent start.
Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:46 pm
Which puts me at 7 days so far. I haven't really lost any weight yet, but at this point I'm glad to have a plan for how I'm going to eat that's sustainable that at least gives me some measure of control. And then hopefully my S days and even my N day choices will start to change over time. Also glad that I'm feeling good enough about this that even if I have an off day, I don't think I'd give up on the whole concept. I've got my eye on that 21 day club!
Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:09 pm
Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:06 am
naeman wrote:Tuesday: SUCCESS
Which puts me at 7 days so far.
Woo-hoo! Great start! You can do the 21!
Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:33 pm
Thanks! I think I'll make it, too. It's really nice to have felt at least partially in control of my eating in the last 7 days.
I even managed to stay away from the birthday celebrations at work. I'll have to do the same for the donuts today! Something I noticed today is that even though my weight hasn't moved much, I'm starting to get an idea of the kinds of things I eat on my 3 plates that have a lot of calories but that I probably won't miss too much.
I think the book mentioned that one of the benefits is that even if you eat too much at first, it becomes really obvious what that "too much" is made up of.
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:00 pm
My Friday was a success! My S days were a little wild, like I had feared. Saturday was worse because I didn't have much food in the house when I woke up, so I had to go grocery shopping to get food. So I went out to eat and then went grocery shopping, which is what I tend to do. Went way overboard that day. Still pretty bad on Sunday too, but at least there was some structure since I had food to plan 3 meals around.
I know that S day mastery will take some time for me. For now I'm thankful to have most of my issues contained to the weekend. My observations from this weekend are:
1. I may want to try shopping for groceries Friday evening, so I can eat a relatively normal meal as soon as I wake up on Saturday.
2. I may want to focus on buying some sweet treats for myself and incorporating them into meals instead of relying on binge snacking. I do want to break the normal N day rules on the weekend, but I don't want to eat a whole box of crackers in one sitting every weekend....
Saturday: S DAY
Sunday: S DAY
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:24 pm
Congratulations on your SUCCESS! I think the wild "S" days at the beginning have helped me calm down on both "N" and "S" days. I'm just praying that the program continues to allow me to relax around food and to see it as just food. So far, so good even in all my imperfection.
Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:31 pm
Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:36 pm
I'm pleased because when I look at only my N days, I'm starting to see a (slight) downward trend in my weight. I'm starting to get an intellectual idea of how much food I need to eat in a day to feel satisfied and still lose weight. I think the important thing in the future will be to improve on my nutritional decisions on N days and to stick in there until the S days begin to level out. I truly feel that if I can get to the point where, including S days, I lose even a few pounds on this diet, it will be sustainable. Everything after those first few is just going to be a matter of perseverance, and I won't have to worry whether it'll work or not anymore.
Happy that I don't have to feel guilty about Thanksgiving tomorrow! And also happy that I'll have an N day between Thanksgiving and weekend leftovers munching!
Bonus: I'm 2/3 of the way to the 21 club, which would be my first time making it that long.
Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:18 pm
Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:29 pm
Updates since last week: Thanksgiving was nice to not feel guilty. Of course I ate way too much, but at least I didn't have to feel horrible because of it. Then I had a good Friday followed by a couple of S days that weren't great. They weren't totally wild S days, though. Maybe 85% of what I normally eat on a bad S day. So things are getting more manageable. I've come out of Thanksgiving a couple of pounds heavier, but with a few more successes under my belt too. Just a few more days to that 21 day club!
Thursday: S Day
Saturday: S Day
Sunday: S Day
19 days and counting.
Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:56 am
Well done - hang in there til 21!
Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:55 pm
Still having some heavy N days, so room for improvement there. Just one more day to the club though!
20 days and counting.
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:46 am
And...??? Hoping you made it!
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:29 pm
21 days and counting!
I'm excited to have it made it longer than I ever did before with No S. I know that I have a lot of work to do within the No S habits, but man it's good to know that the lifestyle is sustainable enough that I don't feel deprived after three weeks of it. If anything, I feel a bit too indulged in some ways!
Thanks everyone for all of your support. I guess my next goal will be the December Challenge!
Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:25 pm
Saturday: S DAY
Sunday: S DAY
25 days and counting! I can see some signs of S days getting easier. My weekend was not nearly as wild as it usually is.
Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:07 pm
Yesterday was a failure for me. I don't feel too worried about it at the moment. I'm less interested with worrying about why it happened than I am with starting fresh again today.
Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:18 pm
Woof! Another couple of rough days.
Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:39 am
Hope you can turn things around and have a green day Friday. Hang in there!
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:16 pm
Well I've had a pretty rough holiday season! I fell off the wagon pretty hardcore. But I'm back and ready for another shot. It's more than a bit depressing to come to the end of another year of trying diets heavier than I've ever been in my life. I'm creeping closer to 300 pounds, which just doesn't even sound real to me.\
On a side note, there's a Cadbury chocolate bar in my future that I'm looking forward to eating on Sunday. So this week, I'm doing it for the chocolate!
Here's hoping for a better 2017.
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:30 pm
I've really enjoyed reading your blog, you are doing great and I wish you the best this year!! This will be the year for you
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:28 pm
I also fell off the wagon over Christmas, I was a bit dismayed to slip so quickly back into my old habits having made so much progress. However, NoS is the most forgiving diet I know, you just get back on and start again. It feels so much better to be back in control again.
You can do this! All the best for 2017.
Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:54 pm
Thanks for the encouragement everybody! I'm still going strong and still looking forward to that weekend chocolate!
January 1st: S DAY
January 2nd: SUCCESS
January 3rd: SUCCESS
Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:35 pm
January 4: SUCCESS
Another good day! One day closer to chocolate.
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:52 pm
Been a bit since I posted! Mostly good days. I've been getting better about not binging on the weekends. I'm going to try to get better about posting here so I can keep track!