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11/16/19 1:49 A

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I'm sorry to hear that you've been struggling. The wonderful thing about No S is the way it encourages us to simply tick the 'RED' on the Habitcal, then move on.

Today's a Saturday - so you are allowed a snack after dancing. Maybe if you plan it, look forward to it, it will help hold you to it. Enjoy!

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11/15/19 8:40 P

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I"ve been flailing/failing. Had what I considered decent days yesterday and today. Can't remember specifically any other good ones for awhile and a few bad ones stand out! It always feels so good to have a few good days, but I have to admit, it feels almost like a fairy tale to think that I could have a life where untroubled eating habits were my default. Even if I have gone long periods of being compliant with No S, I still focused on it a lot.

Pray for me not to eat after dance class tonight!

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11/15/19 2:54 P

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Today I had an afternoon snack. I'd taken part in a music competition, and I'd been feeling nervous. Afterwards, I went to the coffee shop and had a lovely coffee, and also a bag of plain salted potato chips/crisps. I knew it was a snack - I also knew I 'needed' it emotionally. I deliberately chose the least dramatic snack - no flavourings, no cakes or cookies or sugary things.

When I got home I was tempted to count it as my third meal and not eat again, but I knew I'd feel hungry, and decided not to restrict myself so much. I have give myself a scowling green apple emoticon, and not a red, grumpy strawberry. The snack didn't feel like a really off-plan kind of thing, more like a considered action.

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11/14/19 3:55 A

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Not eating enough can be risky - make sure you're getting enough to eat (nutritionally).

I have developed a trick for my sweet tooth - I have ONE dried apricot with my after-meal coffee. It really seems to work. I am someone who looks for that sweet hit after a meal. If I need more calories, I have a Nak'd Bar (which I think is like a Lara Bar in the US) - just made with dates and nuts.

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11/12/19 4:12 P

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I did okay yesterday but will do even better today. So far have had one meal and it is afternoon. And not hungry. I have a hamburger planned for dinner a home made one. Will have an apple with that and some pineapple for my sweet tooth.

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11/12/19 2:03 A

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In my opinion - NO!

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11/11/19 5:51 P

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3:00 and have only had one meal and not hungry.

Question I had sweet and sour sauce on my spring rolls at lunch is that counted as a sweet?

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11/11/19 1:56 P

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I surprised myself today by only having two meals.

I had peanut butter on toast for breakfast at about 6.30 am, then didn't eat again until 3 pm!

It's 6.30 pm, and I won't eat again. I'll have a drink.

I don't know how/why that happened. I'd even taken a protein bar with me to work in case I got hungry (because of eating sugar on Sunday). But I didn't need it. I finished work at 1 pm, and then went for a run. So by the time I'd cooked lunch, it was 3 pm!

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11/11/19 11:25 A

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Today is a day to really think before I eat and not grab sweets, snacks and seconds. I plan to make this a good N day.

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11/10/19 4:02 P

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Today was a good S-day had a treat of three pumpkin muffins for breakfast. I made them myself so I was in change if how big the would be.

I also had some home made apple chrisp for desert

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11/10/19 3:47 P

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I feel a bit ratted off with myself today because I had a good S day on Saturday, with minimal 'extras' and hardly any sugar. Then Sunday was stressful at work and I ended up eating a lot of sugar! I'm already regretting it and will feel the hang-over tomorrow I'm sure!

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11/10/19 10:26 A

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Yesterday was a good S-day, I only had one sweet as that was all I wanted did not want seconds. I ate some rice pudding between lunch and dinner so I guess that was a snack too worked out all right for me.




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11/9/19 11:32 A

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I went back to sleep at 3am and slept until 7:30. I think I got enough sleep 7 hours. I know sleep is very important when trying to lose weight.

I have today's meals all planned out.




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11/9/19 3:53 A

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I guess for awile I will have part of my dinner at 4 to keep from having low blood sugar. I will have a small salad or a bit of fruit. I will not call this a snack as it is part of dinner, I will leave room on my plate where it would go so I am still just having one plate of food.

Today I have gotten up at 12 am, I can not sleep. I am not hungry. I do this every now and than. I went to bed at 8:00 was asleep by 9:00. So I have gotten at least 3 hours sleep. I don't sleep very well on days I have coffee. Most of the time I just drink watered down iced green tea.




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11/8/19 10:31 P

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The coffee did not turn out to taste like chocolate or mint. I had a good N day did not take seconds or have sweets or a snack. I did get pretty hungry between lunch and dinner so started dinner early and had a salad before my pizza.




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11/8/19 7:58 P

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Still in rebellion mode. Weight holding steady, though the body is softer and a bit fuller! The waves are choppy, but it's the No S buoy I keep my sight on while I bob.

Welcome back, Kathryn! Have you checked the library for the book? It's so logical and fun to read.

You know, some people actually let themselves have an official "fourth meal"(more like a snack) to ease themselves into the routine, but if you think the tea break will be enough, even better.

I'd like to hear about the mint chocolate coffee. I used mine up awhile back. Still have some kahlua flavored coffee, but in honor of the coming holidays, I might get something else. Then again, knowing me, I'll probably get it on discount after the holidays.

Gill, ain't it something that we make liars of ourselves! Random eating is the way I think of the snack culture because few people stick to even a snack schedule. Food researchers know most humans will eat food they see! But trying to get everyone to hide the food between meals is fruitless- no pun intended.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 11/8/2019 (20:20)
Six 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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11/8/19 9:49 A

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Coffee hour day this morning. I have some new mint chocolate coffee to try. I will be passing on the pastries. Hubby going to the VA clinic to see about getting an electric wheelchair.

Yesterday hubby and I went to the drug store to do scratch offs I won $5 and spent it on sweetened beef jerky and a candy bar, old habits are hard to break. At dinner I had seconds on baked chicken legs.

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11/7/19 10:30 A

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I did really well yesterday until I remembered we had a bag of caramels in the cupboard. We finished them and no sweets will come in the house until this weekend.




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11/7/19 1:53 A

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Kathryn!

100% perfect score is not necessary to succeed here - it's about life-long habit-formation.

I am not fully committed and adjusted to the No S principles - and if I have a day where it pans out differently, I can just write it off and carry on with No S.

On Tuesday, I had a fourth meal/snack that I didn't need - and on Wednesday I was firmly back with my three meal events.

For me, I've developed a different way of eating now, with a substantial breakfast, and large lunch, and a very light 'dinner'. Also, I've incorporated the overnight 'fasting' period, so that I have at least 12-16 hrs each day when I don't eat (between dinner and breakfast).

Keep at it and find your own groove. It works!

Gill

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11/6/19 12:50 P

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Hi I am back again. I did good on the diet before but could not give up a 3:00 snack, now I am having ice green tea at that time. I told myself if I did that I would reward myself by going back on the NoS diet. I like this diet and when I lose 10 pounds with it I will reward myself with the book. In the mean time I will just read the link on here. But I would love to have a paper copy.




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11/5/19 3:02 P

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I let my work schedule throw me out today - after those successful events I shared a few days ago! Today I ate my lunch just before midday because I needed to take someone out shopping for food. Then after she'd done her shopping, she wanted to have lunch out - so whilst she ate burger and chips, I ate a cheese toastie that I didn't really want or need.
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11/2/19 2:57 A

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I had a lovely No S victory yesterday: I knew I would be supporting someone to go to a Slimming World meeting from 11.30-1pm, so I ate my breakfast later than usual - at about 10 am. This kept me going until lunch at almost 2 pm.

At the meeting it was a 'taster day' - so everyone had made and brought in a plate of something - basically there was a buffet table heaving with tasty goodies! All the dishes were explained - then people were invited to take a plate and go and 'sample' everything.

I went to the kitchen and made another mug of tea, then sat down and looked busy. The leader of the group said "Gill, have you tried anything? You're welcome to share!" and I, without thinking about it, said "No, thanks, I don't do ramdom eating"

I don't do random eating!?!?!?! Where did that come from! It felt a bit 'rude' to have said it - like judgemental or something - but it just sprung out of me!

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10/30/19 4:53 P

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Phew, it was hard work this evening, but I did it!

I had my breakfast (a banana peanut smoothie) before work at around 7am.
I held out for my lunch until 12.30 - hummus, toast, carrot, peppers, olives. Nak'd Bar
I ate my 'tea' at 16.30 - apple and almond butter

Then people at work were eating/cooking, and talking about pizzas and burgers and I felt hungry. BUT I also knew I was not going to eat again today.

When I got home I had a milky drink of cocoa with a small drop of rum in it! Yum!

Then I sat and read for an hour - the hunger went away completely. I should get at least 16 hours 'fasting' before breakfast tomorrow. It is SO worth the effort.

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10/25/19 3:45 P

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I had to give myself another quirky GREEN today
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due to having to work during what would be my lunch time. I didn't eat anything extra, but because I was out and about at lunch-time, I ate my fruit & nut Nak'd Bar (a bit like a Lara bar I believe) at midday, then I had the rest of my lunch (soup, ryvita, apple) at 2 pm.

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10/24/19 2:24 P

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I just had to have an apple at midday today. I was stuck supporting someone to go to the gym at the time when I'd usually eat my lunch, and I had to have lunch out with her at about 1.30 pm. I was hungry, so I ate an apple. Not a big transgression - it was a sensible response to a situation that was out of my control meal-wise.

I didn't give myself a RED for this, but chose a kind of quirky GREEN!
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I caved today - RED! I had the mocha drink after lunch today...... then later in the afternoon I scoffed a box of cheesy bites that had been lingering in the office for a few days. When I got home, I wanted more to eat, and ended up chomping two lovely fruit and nut bars that are half-covered with dark chocolate (not one, but two! that was deliberate sabotage!)

Oh well!


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10/22/19 3:07 P

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I had to laugh at myself today ......... at work, I was hungry at about 10.30 am, but actually waited until 1pm before I had my lunch, and was fine. In the afternoon I thought I'd treat myself to an instant mocha drink. When I started drinking it, I realised it wasn't a mocha at all - it was an unsweetened cappuccino!
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10/18/19 2:53 P

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I just completed the first totally GREEN week I've had in ages!
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I have my Saturday goodies all ready for tomorrow evening!
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I have so enjoyed hearing about your journey, Paula! You might not even see this so I wI send something separately.

Hoo boy, made a dinner for a friend last night and inexplicably took seconds plus had some more after he was gone, even though I was not hungry. I didn’t dive on the food or feel frantic about it. It was just mindless picking. Oh, my.

On a positive note. I have had two or three slices of leftover cake for my birthday in my freezer for a few weeks and only once even had an inkling to eat any of them. I don’t plan to load up on more sweets in the house, but this feels good.

Six 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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See you on the other team! I'm sure No S will continue to be part of your daily routine now. It's so good!

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At this stage as I'm pretty busy with a lot going on in my life.

Also working through things to do with my dental health and holistic well being in general. I'm sadly going to have to leave the team. I can only keep to one team in spark people at the moment.

I Co-Lead another team and it takes a bit of my time daily keeping that running as best as I can.

I also have my daughter and her boyfriend coming to visit from Melbourne soon plus other visitors and a lot going on that I have to do with my mother who lives next door.

If I find the time again in the future I will return.

Thank you to each and everyone of you for your support and friendship. Won't be off Spark people so will still be around. Drop by my page and say Hi anytime if you like.

Take care and keep smiling, Thanks again for having me. Good luck everyone in reaching all your goals weight loss, gain, maintenance and others. emoticon

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Great stuff, Paula.

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I had a little 'win' on Wednesday evening at work - I found one sweet that must have fallen out of a packet onto the shelf - I picked it up, looked at it, and put it in the bin. The temptation to just pop it in my mouth was HUGE!



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I've done well myself green all week except for one change two days ago but it's kind of a healthy one.

What I'm doing at night along with my main meal is this: I've pulled my masticating juicer down from the cupboard and have been making vegetable juices to go with my main meal. Mostly all fresh ingredients from our garden.

Like celery, kale, cucumber, parsley, carrot, lemon, line, beetroot, cabbage etc... at this stage have not added fresh ginger or turmeric as I add those to my 11.00am smoothie. I have it them frozen in a big piece so I can just grate them easily into my smoothie.

Might buy some more so that I can cut them up into small pieces and freeze so I can add them to the juice as well for a double whammy twice a day of those nutrient dense foods / herbs.

I would like to find organic Pineapple to add that. But at this stage I cannot find it anywhere except online home delivered which would work out for 2 x 500Gram bags at $45.00 AUD Prices delivered. I'm not prepared or silly enough to pay that price.

Pineapple if not Organic 100% certified organic as well I might add then it's GMO and i don't eat GMO foods ever of any type! Not the best health choice in my honest opinion.

I do allow room on my plate for the glass of juice.

I'm liking the idea of the smoothie around 11.00 am getting all the fiber then at dinner time having the juice (no fiber) but just the straight goodness of all those vegetables etc... So easy on your body to digest.

Something I now feel I should have done a long time ago. I use to do it earlier in the year as my breakfast but since intermittent fasting I stopped it.

I'm also glad you checked your email to see this thread. It can definitely help us all keep on track!

Friday here in Australia! Here's hoping we all have a happy, awesome and successful weekend ahead!

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I am glad I happened to check my email and see this because I was being tempted to stop on the way home and snack or get foods I would not be happy to have later. I think I will go have an early dinner.

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I used to bake a lot thought it was better than store brought especially since I knew what was in it and could make healthy versions.

Don't so much anymore I'd be the only one to eat it and I don't need to eat it.

Hope you had an awesome birthday last Thursday!

Yesterday become one of my two extra "S" days (special occasion) had dinner out at a restaurant for my nephews 10th birthday. My dad's wife made him a lovely cake so I had to have a piece so because of that small piece of cake it became an "S" day other than that I did well all day.

As long as we are doing the very best we can and we keep on striving to do the very best we can we are doing okay in my books.

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I have rarely baked anything that tastes as good to me as what I can buy. And I can't eat the batter/dough if I get it in a market! emoticon

It was my birthday last Thursday and I did take two tuxedo mousse cakes to a get together. Had plenty. I feel like I am done with sweets for awhile.

I feel I did fine today with my mods. At least, I don't think I could ask myself to eat much less on a regular basis, so it's got to be good enough.

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I think it should be fine you share your cake recipe. After all we are allowed sweet treat on "S' days so why not!

My weigh-in this Monday morning looks like this:

WEIGHT: 58.2 KG

BODY FAT PERCENTAGE: 31.6%

I've updated more information in my blog this morning that explains a few things you may like to check that out!


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I hope no-one minds me posting a photo of my little home-made cake. It's the weekend - and I really felt the desire to BAKE something. What a joy! I'd forgotten how much pleasure it can bring - and how much better it tastes than even a cafe fresh-baked one.

I've had a good week being home from work. Back to work tomorrow, so the challenge begins again. Planning is the key to success for me - so planning is what I must do today!

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9/28/19 7:20 A

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emoticon Gill. Sounds like you are doing very well emoticon emoticon

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Have a great time!

I have had a week off work, and have had time to cook and prepare good food for myself. As a result (I think) of this, and the reduction in work-related stress, I find I only want some chocolate ginger cookies this weekend. That's it. That'll be my S days treat.

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emoticon Gill!

That Buddhist meeting sounds emoticon

Today so far is good for me. We have our Brisbane River Festival on and tonight it finishes with a huge big fireworks display at our South Bank we'l be taking some fold up chairs and a picnic dinner with us and enjoying the afternoon markets then the fireworks in the evening. Nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon and evening. Even better being an S day.

Have a good one all.

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I think the system allows us to be honest about our deviations from the perfect habit model - which is why it's so good. The habit is strong enough to haul us back onto the rails.

I find I'm not nearly so self-recriminating these days - if I eat something between meals I'm aware of it being a choice I'm making.

I know that I used to be a continual grazer - and now I'm not. That, for me, has been so liberating.

I was at a Buddhist discussion meeting last night. The habit of biscuits/cookies being offered has been replaced by bowls of fruit and nuts. There were plates with red and green grapes, and some almonds. I wasn't tempted by them at all - I just didn't want to eat them because I'd finished eating for the day and I don't snack!



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9/26/19 6:29 P

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We all get busy! Sounds like you had an awesome dinner with your man friend emoticon pleased for you!

I'm the same it's taken me many years of trial and error to come to where I am today.

Most people around me (mainly friends) that I know that do need to loose some weight and definitely get more into health. Live a more natural, non toxic, chemical free life and would benefit from knowing what I do on a daily basis also.

But I've found when I've hinted small things at them on occasions but they are not yet what I call "Ready" to make the whole holistic lifestyle changes.

Also those friends are people who go more a long the lines of what their doctor tells them. More of a medical mindset than a natural mindset.

I don't worry anymore really about mentioning anything to them. But I look at them and see how much better a lot of their health conditions would be and how much weight they could loose by changing what they currently do. It can be frustrating sometimes but I let it go. What good is it serving me being frustrated on people that don't yet "get it" if you like.

I'm living proof though that my supplements etc...that I explained about in my 2nd lengthy blog I take daily work. I'm also proof that you can avoid any joint surgery if willing to do the work necessary daily and stick with it.

A lot of people though would not have the patience or either be willing to spend the money weekly or even have the money weekly to afford to spend on taking and doing what I do daily. We're not millionaires by any means.

My husband has just had all of his overtime hours cut so our income is now a lot less than it was previously. BUT...........I make my health a priority and put being able to walk pain free daily doing it the natural way a big priority over doing other things.

I mean -WHAT PRICE DO YOU PUT ON YOUR HEALTH?

No S program / plan is a great sensible plan that is doable for life once you get used to doing it daily and it becomes 2nd nature.

Green dot day all week for me so far emoticon on that one!

Hope you get to catch up with your Man Friend again and share some more good times.

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Edited by: HAPPI_PAULA at: 9/26/2019 (18:30)
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How do I let so many days go by without commenting?

I had a few good days and then a nibbling afternoon yesterday. I started going to a meeting for clutterers back in the spring and developed a habit of stopping at nearby grocery stores for a kind of bulk snack I like. (There were several months of being off the wagon.) Oh, the justifications I come up with! I don't want to stop going to the meeting. I've got to get strong. I've NEVER been glad I had the snack, though I've had it a few times with some pleasure and without it turning into WTH. But it's still not a good habit. I just have a hard time coming up with something compelling enough to replace it besides sheer will.

I invited a new friend-happens to be a man- for dinner Sunday and he really wanted to bring something. I actually didn't want any sweets but he asked what my favorite dessert is and I found myself not wanting to come off like a stick in the mud so I gave him an idea. It was pretty high maintenance! He brought ice cream which I did have a scoop of. He sounded very disappointed when I sent the rest home with him, but I told him with a smile that I had had problems with foods like that before. He texted me later that he went home and dived into the carton. Exactly. I can see he has some overeating issues, but doesn't sound ready to really do anything and might get away with much less thought and regimentation than I need. He once expressed a bit of interest in my thoughts on healthy eating, but I've taken so long to evolve my thoughts and habits that I was reluctant to jump in where I am. If he keeps asking, I'll slowly spill the beans. I don't even tell most of my girlfriends the details.

I think it's ironic that a program as permissive as No S has attracted the three of us. Although I probably eat more junky stuff than you two, we are still NOT eating even the typical fare of dieters and represent a teeny percentage of eaters in our countries. If we get any newbies, I hope they don't think it's part of No S! Though I do think most of the successful No Sers eventually eat a lot less processed food than the average bear.

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*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
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*Get to the next meal hungry!
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Yes you're right Gill starting to warm up over here emoticon

I did well yesterday and did not overeat myself either. Hope that sorbet was worth it making it a red day in the end?

I had my health smoothie with Banana and apple and all those great ingredients I shared about in my latest blog. Then for dinner I had a garden salad, silver beet steamed fresh from our garden and some marinated organic chicken nibbles that marinated earlier in the morning. It was yummy.

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I treated myself to a small pot of sorbet this afternoon. It was nice. I was a little bit disappointed to have to give myself a RED again, but I didn't overeat today. I had lunch at midday (just a veggie pasty, so probably too carby and no protein to speak of). The the sorbet at 2 pm. Then a serving of peanuts at 3.30 pm with a cup of tea at home. I made an onion soup for dinner, and had half an apple with some soya yoghurt and seeds.

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It's the beginning of the cold season here - I guess it's the beginning of warmer weather where you are, Paula?

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emoticon and emoticon on that green day Gill!

I did well stuck to my two meals yesterday first meal was my smoothie after having "S" days if you like on the weekend.

I always feel much better after having my smoothie. Some days I don't feel like it and it's a push to make myself have it as soon as I've had it I feel great!

So a green day for me also. emoticon

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I did well today: at lunch-time I only had soup, and about an hour later I felt hungry, but guess what? I got busy doing something creative and forgot about my stomach until dinner time!

It's a GREEN for me today! Hooray!
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Yes, going to bed is a good option - I often use that one! A glass of water and into bed!

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With regard to my hips earlier last year I went back to my doctor to ask something about exercise and her thoughts. She said you've not been checked in a long time with your hips. Perhaps we should get an xray done just to see where you are at.

As much as I don't like Xray's etc. I agreed this once as I don't have many and I myself was curious to see how I was going.

She said even though I don't agree with it whatever you are doing keep doing it as there's been no further degeneration in 7 years.

(I once told her about my orthotic shoes and showed her my supplements etc. and she did not agree as she's not a naturopath or anything or into natural health she is a medical professional.)

So kudo's to me I think as what i'm doing is working and for the most part my days are all pain free and you would not know I have osteoarthritis in both hips. emoticon

I've never tried raw vegan. But I do try to eat less meat and only use organic grass fed meat etc. and organic Chicken. (Bit more pricey) but better for your health and I say...........What price do you put on your health?

Some nights after dinner not every night or every week but occasionally I feel like potato chips (crisps as some may know them) but in order to keep a handle of those few times here's what I do.

Keep those kid snack sized packets on hand then if I can't not have them, and give into the craving or whatever, I just have one of those and am satisfied. I'm not perfect by any means. Those days are a RED day for me of course.

Those time only happen when I want the snack chips if I stay up seems to be past 9.30pm at night.

So I need to make a point of getting to bed before then so as to not have that happen and emoticon

As for my weekly weight weigh in here goes:

WEIGHT: 58.3 KG

BODY FAT PERCENTAGE: 29.4%

I hope everyone has a very happy and successful week ahead doing the best you can!

Here's to making it GREEN emoticon ALL WEEK!

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Edited by: HAPPI_PAULA at: 9/22/2019 (19:59)
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How do you find eating twice a day impacts on your social life? Are you able to 'bend' your rules on occasions? [ah, I've read your blog now and got my answer!]

I once ate raw vegan for a year. When I first introduced something cooked I actually vomited - my stomach rejected it. I was amazed! I've never forgotten it. It did make me wonder whether raw food was what the body preferred (and just tolerates cooked food). Anyway, that's another discussion - but I suppose I was thinking that if you get used to, say, not eating in the evening, how does your body react if/when you DO eat in the evening?

I had a different kind of S day yesterday. I still had my 'treats' (yes, I'm still using S days for those even after 3 years!) - but I had my soup first, then my potato chips - that was my first course; then I had stewed plums and custard with four fruity cookies - that was my second course; then I had chocolate with my coffee - that was my third course.

It's not great in terms or food of calories - but in this team we are looking at the habits, right? My habit has been to skip the food on a Saturday evening and eat junk. This time, because I ate the food WITH the junk, I only ate half the amount of it. It felt like an improvement to me because I didn't have the craving to go back and finish it all off.

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 9/22/2019 (06:18)
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I've posted quite a bit on my blog that I uploaded last night. I've come to realise we are a work in progress and always constantly learning.

From now on I will be weighing in once per week on a Monday. It's becoming too time consuming doing it daily for me. It is great once and while to see how you are tracking to know where you can tweak things. But adding it in daily in Spark people is time consuming.

So I'll only be weighing in once per week now. It will be a nice surprise each Monday to see how I've gone all week.

Like I said in my blog eating twice per day is enough for me. It's great being able to intermittent fast if you like the rest of the time.

Anyhow I had best get off the computer and go and get some things done.

Have a happy and restful weekend what's left of our No "S" day/s.

Keep smiling.



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I agree! It's exhausting to have to keep resisting the onslaught of poor food!

I think I only really need two meals and a snack in a day.............. I'm also trying to figure it out. I was even contemplating making my third meal of the day a smoothie or meal-replacement type thing!

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I've ranted about this before, but sometimes I feel resentful that it's so dang hard to live in excessive food cultures with so much available that is engineered to be tempting but is not in our best interest. EAting out is hardly ever completely relaxed. And having to say no over and over to poor food really taxes the will power. It just seems we have to make nearly all our own food. I used to really like that No S allowed such range, but now that health is more of the focus... Waaaa. Ok, done.

I've been getting in two pleasing meals and am working out what else to have regularly; have been nibbling in between, but okay with it so far. My present day nutrition guru says it's better for older folks to have three meals (only one of them a big meal) and a small snack and to be at the high end of BMI range. Got the last one already!

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*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.
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I think I get into low phases (not quite depression, but in that direction) and when I'm like that, the effort is just too much because I don't care enough about myself to bother.

I've got two home-made meals on my menu plan today (I'm not working today).

I do usually eat one/freeze one with things like soup.

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Oh well Gill it happens sometimes never mind. Today is a new day new start. You can start to see where and why you were late home I guess. So you can make adjustments next time.

Perhaps if you make soup ahead of time and freeze. Then you only need to defrost it overnight in the fridge and heat up when you want it?

You probably know all this though and already do it.

My weight today: 57.8kg

My Body Fat Percentage: 31.8Kg

Did okay yesterday only thing was my main meal did not all fit onto one plate. I made a small bowl of salad to go with my 1/2 cooked rice, my lemon pepper fish and my peas forgot to allow room on the plate for where the bowl of garden salad should have been. instead the rice spread out.

Today I too can do better. As "when you know better you can do better".

Have a great day all. It's another busy day out in our vegetable garden for me. emoticon

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9/19/19 3:34 P

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Darn - I had a good breakfast; a good lunch (and refused cakes and cookies despite being offered more than once); then fell foul of dinner by arriving home too late to make my soup, and binged on rice cakes and vegan butter.

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9/18/19 4:49 P

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Well last night I gave in and had 2 kid snack sized packets of chips (crisps) so I can say I failed yesterday also. Other than that yesterday was a good day overall.

Today's weigh-in shows those packets of chips (crisps). emoticon to me! emoticon

WEIGHT: 58 KG

BODY FAT PERCENTAGE: 32.2%

But today is a new day and we can just pick ourselves up and get right back doing the right thing. emoticon emoticon

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9/18/19 6:36 A

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I lost the plot yesterday and completely went off-plan! But the great thing about sticking with No S long-term is that it's not the end of the world - it's just one incident and a long line of good eating habits.

And the rules of No S make it much easier to just get back on the right track the next day.

Breakfast has been eaten. Lunch will be made at home. Dinner is being packed to take to work.

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Failed. Ended up skipping dinner. Probably a moderate amount of food overall. Better tomorrow though there will be a challenge because of a midday event that I have often grazed after. Must set some task to accomplish during the time I often shop and graze.

Six 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
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9/17/19 6:45 P

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WEIGHT: 57.9 KG

BODY FAT PERCENTAGE: 30.1 %

Heading out today with my mother she has to get her ears syringed at the doctor before she can have a hearing test later this week.

Have a good day all.

Positive Paula

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I Say............"Keep Life Simple".

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OOLALA - being around family who are not on the same page or wave length as you can be challenging at times for sure. As you read i sure have my fare share of them also.

Glad there were some good times as well.

Congratulations of being made a spark motivator well deserved in my honest opinion. emoticon emoticon emoticon

I'm into natural and non toxic products in my personal care and cleaning products on top of trying to eat GMO free, less processed rubbish and organically etc..

When I was away with my mother on the weekend visiting my daughter she was constantly telling me how I'm doing detrimental things to my health e.g. avoiding fluoride in my tooth paste and the like. I tend to go the natural holistic route when and where possible and always look for natural remedies and healing modalities if they are possible.

Whereas my daughter is straight away to think along the lines that a doctor or medical person would think! It was funny walking into a grocery store with her while she picked up a couple of things. e.g. she wanted corn went straight for the normal one I showed her the organic GMO free ones she didn't want a bar of it said" I was silly to fall for that rubbish" as she put it.

Oh well she was brought up differently and is only 24 years old so will grow up one day and realise her mother and grandmother were right lol

Gill - Good to hear that these things are as you said "starting to rise to the top of my concerns re food." I've been an avid reader of all labels on food, cleaning and personal care products for years and if I see something I don't know what it is I google it.

I also am strict with my grocery shopping purchases. As far as fruit and vegetables / dairy etc. go I try my best to go by my little print off's I made myself. that live in my handbag If it's on the current 2019 dirty dozen list or is GMO I must buy organic. Hates GMO's. If I can't get it organic then we don't buy it.If it's non GMO and on the clean fifteen list then if organic is way over priced then I'll just buy the normal products but prefer to buy mainly organic when I can as an over all.

The other thing I'm going to start doing for two reasons one to save a bit more money (we don't owe anything own our own home outright no mortgage etc) and the 2nd reason is I want to build up our emergency savings a bit more.

What i'll be doing is having one week per month or every 3 weeks see how I go. But have a use up week where I only spend $50 that week on groceries topping up the fresh stuff that may have run out. In Australia it's typical for us to spend $250 per week for 3 adults on groceries. Cost of living I believe is higher in Australia than America and other parts of the world.

Anyhow for today's weigh-in: 57.9 kg and Body Fat Percentage is: 31.9%

Have a great day all,
Paula







Edited by: HAPPI_PAULA at: 9/16/2019 (20:37)
Positive Paula

Food is Medicine!

You are what you think!

I Say............"Keep Life Simple".

The simple and easy diet I Love:

nosdiet.com/


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on being a Spark Motivator!

I walked slowly up the road from my house this morning with two of the people who live in this block. One is a young woman with learning disabilities - she is ROUND and puffs and pants as she walks. So sad - she seems to expand before my eyes. The other is an older man who is obese and off his legs - he has one leg which stinks (sorry, it does) with festering ulcers. How he still has his leg I don't know! He usually had food all down the front of his shirt.

I had a nice mid-morning coffee today, at a cafe in one of the local National Trust gardens. Everyone around me was tucking into cakes and scones with jam and cream. I wasn't hungry for anything because I'd had a decent breakfast.

On the way home I stopped at a stall outside a house and bought some eggs. I haven't eaten eggs for ages, but recently (what with climate change and Brexit etc) I've been thinking more about how to get my nutritional needs more locally. Vegan is fine, but vegan cheeses and milks and protein substitutes are nearly all coming from the other side of the World. We don' grow coconuts or soya in this country (well, they're trying with soya), or coffee. We can grow tea - it's very expensive, but it is grown in Cornwall.

These things are starting to rise to the top of my concerns re food.

Gill

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Paula, thanks for all the details. You are at the fine tuning stage with food. It has its challenges, but IMHO so much better than being caught in denial. I’ve been around family these past few days, family with pretty serious health problems-including a small stroke, early heart disease, and obesity, watching the onion rings, French fries, hamburgers, cookies go down the hatch and the insulin shots come out. I didn’t intend to eat nearly completely differently, but without going into too much more detail, the basics of what was offered made it impossible to just try to supplement with a few more veggies. So my fare looked so different that I am pretty sure it would not induce them to change a thing. But I have anger problems that look to them that I am not doing enough to offset, so ...
We have actually had many good hours, but my anxious brain tends to dwell on the conflicts during down time, so I have had my guided meditation app out plenty. I get on Spark some, too. It is the middle of the night now and I will go back to the app as soon as I get done here; no looking at a screen- just listening.

Hey, I got chosen as a Spark Motivator! Happened once before when I was a lot more involved and more at ease with my routine; I was surprised, but it is kinda fun, since things had improved recently. A nice reinforcement.

Six 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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Hi Paula - glad your weekend went well. I had a good one too.

Yes, new week - Green for Go!

Gill

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