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2/14/20 3:37 P

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Oolala-i am doing no seconds and no sweets (other than on S days)...i fail a lot i admit but i feel like i am getting better than i was. i also try to do no unplanned snacks...

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Mary, may I ask how you are trying to incorporate No S? I want to be sure I am supporting your plan.

Have to scrunch my lunch and dinner kind of close today. I had coffee with creamer in between, too, because I was at a meeting where it was free and the room was a little cold. Not to mention that everyone else was eating cookies and a flaked coconut, seeds, and nut snack mix, plus tangerines. I wish they didn't have food at it, but you know the cultural bias. I am meeting up with someone from my clutterers group after dinner. Not a date, but he said he could get me some popcorn; I said I almost never get food at theaters. I think he was relieved.

So, it seems it will be a green day.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
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2/12/20 3:01 P

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i try to-other than my planned snacks...today was a fail though-not on weight watchers just on no s.

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Woohoo, Mary! Does that mean you eat all your allotted calories in the three meals and save sweets for weekends? Sorry if I'm asking you to repeat yourself.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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2/11/20 6:28 P

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Sunnyside-thx you. i follow weight watchers strictly (my old plan from 17 years ago)...and trying to incorporate "no s diet"...

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2/10/20 11:15 P

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It is very likely water retention. You would have to OVEReat mroe than 500 calories every day to gain that much fat, on average.



Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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I didn't want to get on the scale this morning, because of my bad choices last week, but I did and was up 1.2 pounds. I am hoping a big portion of that is water retention. At any rate, today is a new day and a new start!

Best wishes to everyone!

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Wow, that is wonderful, Mary! That is a terrific weight loss! Whatever you are doing, keep it up because it is working!

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2/8/20 3:45 P

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down 2.4 this week! very happy as i haven't been able to exercise due to surgery so it's been all food choices

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2/3/20 9:04 A

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Well, another Monday morning, so I had to check in on myself at the scale. I was down almost a pound this week, (-.80). That was a little better than I had anticipated because I had a snack before bed last night. However............. I think I'm compensating by the increased activities I have been doing with the yard work plus walking more frequently again.

I'm thinking of everyone who is on this journey with me and your victories are an encouragement to me!

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1/29/20 10:28 A

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Don't worry, I've been at this so long so I do realize it is a LIFE LONG commitment! Every good thing is worth the effort!! :)



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1/28/20 12:10 P

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Yes, belly fat is supposed to show possible problems. If it doesn't move, there might be some adjustments to make. But Reinhard warns against "premature optimization"!

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Oh yes, there are definitely other benefits, but weight loss is a big one for me. All this belly fat is not a healthy thing I'm sure and I'll be so glad to see it go! It gets even harder to loose weight I believe when we get older, but certainly not impossible. We just have to give our metabolism a little reason to speed up, otherwise it tells us to become couch potatoes! I just have a good feeling in my bones that this could be a good year for me to accomplish my goals!



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I actually did not start No S with weight loss as the motivator, though I weighed daily and averaged weekly for a couple of years. I actually felt funny when people commented on weight loss. I suspected that I would lose but adhering to supportive eating has other rewards that motivate me more. Weighing less than I do now could even be a disadvantage but I do think burning some fat and building a little muscle could be good. I will do my spring weighing and go for annual testing in March.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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Okay, had another small loss this week of .80, so that is encouraging. I am making better choices and it is starting to show. Plans for this week: Keep on keeping on!!

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Oh, it sounds like you are doing a great job of maintaining your weight loss OoLaLa!! A lot of people I know, including myself find it is about as difficult to maintain a substantial loss as it was to loose in the first place. Also, you usually don't get a lot of accolades anymore because people forget what you have accomplished, so you just have to go on your own and do the right thing most of the time. That is not as exciting as seeing a nice loss week after week and seeing your body change for the better. If I get to my goal it will be a win win for me. I still won't be nearly as slim as the charts want us to be, but at my age also it would be unrealistic of me to think I could support the weight loss of a 20 year old woman. I'm just aiming for healthy and that is it! :)


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Good job! Personally, I think if you are compliant with No S and aim at eating mostly quality food, you win, loss or no. But loss is cool, too.

I realized I hadn't recorded my most recent weight, either. For the heck of it, because the records are they, though sporadic, I ran a report from Dec. 26, 2009, when I really, really committed to No S, to now. Three years ago at the end of December, I was just about where I am now. Starting in 2016, I started looking into limited fasting because of annoying appetite issues. I faltered a lot on No S, though I did lose some more weight, but I was eating worse food way more often. I sometimes wish I had never lost any more weight because in our culture, there is so much desire to weigh the least possible. A part of me thinks, could I get back there, but in a more relaxed way? But why? There is no more health benefit and a possible disadvantage at my age. I fight the idea that there is any more reason to be proud if I were six pounds lighter. (My absolute lowest weight, nine pounds lighter, was after some pretty severe eating restriction; I am not willing to live like that, but I did maintain three pounds higher than that for about a year, I think. Eating crap!)

Ok this is way more discussion that this thread is meant for. Aargh! got to divert!

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Golly, is it really Monday already?

Just a quick report as I promised to be accountable. I was down only .40, but that is about a half pound so I will take it and be glad that it is going in the right direction!!

Everyone have a wonderful week!!

Sunny

Oops, guess I better record it on the Spark tracker! :)

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Ah yes, load up on those veggies and they won't be anything but beneficial plus the added benefits of filling up our tummy's. I love beans as well because they just plain taste good and are very filling plus giving a powerful protein punch without having the animal sources!

In my exchange diet I can have 6 exchanges of starch daily. At first it means measuring, but after awhile I can eyeball the portions pretty well!!

Keep up the good work! :)

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1/18/20 5:55 P

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Should also mention that part of the issue right now is that one of the limitations is that I cannot buy any starch or protein (I CAN eat out) before I use up what I have. I have a lot fewer starches portions left than protein- I count beans as protein, even though they are both-, so I am making up for the smaller starch portions, so that I can spread them out, with more veggies. Then again, the minimum daily recommendation for 5 servings of freggies is really paltry, in the grand scheme of things.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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Tx! Well, it did kinda become a problem in middle age, but yes, it is a boon that I got miserable enough just from the onslaught of too much crappy food and afraid enough that it would just keep getting worse that I finally said, okay, even if I'm miserable saying no, I'd rather be miserable that way than the overeating way! Now the fear of dementia and the hope that I can improve my anxiety and weaken a backdrop of low mood are my incentives to refine what's on the plate even more. Not necessary for No S, but not forbidden, either.

I am finding that with my self-imposed limitations, I am eating some rather large-in-volume meals (2-3 cups of veggies + everything else) and even in calorie count (for at least one meal), but I don't feel stuffed at the end of the meal. That scares me a bit. It means I will have to impose some restraint when I am in situatiosn where I don't have the choice to have those lighter foods and not eat to replace them. It takes only a few mouthfuls of denser food to replace them! As I have in the past, I will remind myself to go slowly and really savor those dense foods. I have a plan to also remember to bring my own small container and put aside the amount of food on the served plate that would be more than I'm used to at home. I am NOT very good at leaving food on the plate.

Maybe that will be a goal when I get my new routine down.






Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Wow, congratulations OhLaLa!! You are doing GREAT!! You are so smart to loose it before it gets to be more of a problem. You are an inspiration!!



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The average of my most recent seven days of weighing is 142. This is higher than last year, but I had a semi-relapse last June and ate my way up from the high 130's to 149 pretty fast. It was hovering around there until just recently when I got inspired again to slash the problem foods. Not a whim and not without many, many experiments over the years. We'll see what happens by the spring weigh in.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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1/14/20 8:46 A

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Yes, losses or gains, I don't think it really matters. To me even a small loss is a victory. I have chosen to use my ticker tape showing my weight fluctuations at the bottom of my posts, but that is strictly up to the user. At my age I guess I'm not as sensitive about my weight as others may be. It's only a number. I think too, whatever is comfortable for the person is what they should do.

Best wishes!!

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The How Are You Doing on No S? is the one people have used the most in the past. It's easy for things to get scattered over multiple threads only to have them die out, especially on small teams, but even on big ones. There are only a few of us active here, but that is also true on a team I'm on that has thousands of members. Most are inactive.

I see that you simply reported your gain, rather than an actual weight. I've never participated on a thread like this, so I don't know how it works. I've seen some with a number, but it's what seems right for each person. I've even heard of scales that measure only losses or gains after an initial weigh-in.





Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Well, I am up early this morning. I have to take my fiancé to the hospital this morning for a procedure he is having done.

I had to get on the scale so I could report on this thread and sadly I was up one pound. I am not discouraged however because last week was my first week of being mindful and trying to start heading in the right direction. I know if I keep on doing what I've been doing then the weight loss is sure to follow. I recorded my weight on our Spark Tracker so it shows up on my tracker on the bottom of my posts.

Ohmememe, it was good to see your post as well. Thanks for your input and good ideas. What thread is the most popular thread to post on with this team? I really enjoy hearing what everyone is doing and what seems to work best for folks following the No S way of life!

Have a great week, everyone!


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Hi, Omm! How is weightracker different from a Spark tracker? Tx

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Not sure about posting weigh in here...not really my thing so probably not. But I do admire those who commit to do so.
I do weigh regularly - some streaks, daily especially in maintenance, sometimes weekly, right now mostly M-T-W for the weekly average. For the start of my journey 9 years ago I did monthly weigh in so I could see larger drops over time.
I do like the scale as a useful tool! Yes, some people have scale issues, but I think I use it for practical purposes.
I do like weightgrapher.com (free) and using the Spark weight tracker/reports for trends. After all, it’s the trends that count.

Best wishes to everyone here!

A decision made about how much to weigh is a decision made on how to live. (KANOE) I have decided.


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That has been my experience as well, Kaliswalker. It is just another tool in our tool kit and I
find that I tend to do better when I keep a watchful eye on the scale. Salty foods are always a culprit if the weight sneaks up a bit.

Well, I am looking forward to a good year and positive suggestions from all the members here.

Thanks for your input!

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I will not be weighing weekly, but will post the result of my quarterly routine- as long as people keep this thread going; otherwise, I'll probably forget!-, which is to weigh daily for a week and average the result. I am on day two for this quarter. I'll send a notice to the team so everyone knows this is here.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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I weigh in almost everyday. It helps me monitor my weight trend so I can adjust accordingly. Sometimes when I see an up I think of what I was recently eating or drinking and recognize salty intakes.

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I know that old scale can be our friend or our foe and we should not put too much stock in it on any given day, however I find that it helps me be more accountable if I have a goal and to be able to report my results from week to week. I will try to get on this thread every Monday to report my losses or gains as the case may be and would love to hear others input. I realize for some this may not be helpful, but for others, it could be a tool to start working a little harder on your goals.

Best wishes for a Happy and successful New Year!!

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