|Debbie M.||posted 8-Mar-2012 11:23am|
I have some protein powder in the cupboard so I got it out (have not used it in a long time) And it has sucralose in it. That equals 2g of sugar per scoop. It is also 25 g of protein per scoop. Thats 140 calories besides what you choose to put it in. Milk, water or juice is what is recommended. Its Whey Protein Powder, vanilla, from CVS. It says to drink it one or two times a day.
|Debbie M.||posted 8-Mar-2012 11:28am|
Ok, So I mixed a scoop with 6 oz cold water. It melted nicely. My take on protein drinks is that if you are wanting to increase your protein for as little calories as possible this is the way to go. I drank it right down with just one ice cub to keep it cold, swirling it around between gulps. Job done. But if you are looking for a yummy meal replacement, I could see how adding milk, fruit and/or yogurt could really bulk up the calories. Its all in what you expect from your drink.
|Debbie M.||posted 8-Mar-2012 4:46pm|
|Javs||posted 10-Mar-2012 2:37am|
Connie, try buying whey protein at trader joes, it doesn't contain all the bad sugar alternatives. They also carry a protein powder for women, Aria. And you said you split up the shakes into 2? Don't do that....it may be why you are hungry faster.
I've been doing 2 scoops, 1/2 banana, strawberries and skim milk for breakfast...delicious!
You can also add Very Green powder and flaxseed oil to it
|Connie||posted 11-Mar-2012 7:14pm|
Dang, I forgot to put flaxseed in my shake today! I haven't had one in several days and I found I really missed them. I think I just need to have something (more protein) soon after I have one.
|Connie||posted 13-Mar-2012 10:37am|
I'm trying to stay focused...trying to surround myself with healthy foods. What is wrong with me? I'm having trouble with cooking, as in I'm just not doing any. I know part of it is trying to keep up my house and then keep up Gma's house. But that feels like a pity party...I just have never been able to multitask. I'm committing to doing the best I can today. Lot's of water.
|Bronwyn||posted 13-Mar-2012 7:06pm|
Connie I found a website I think is super interesting..... Fat to Fit radio. There is some really good information here. In fact I just listened to a podcast that made so much sense to me. He wants you to do something very different than the regular diet info out there. I am just trying to get my head around this new information so I won't summarize yet but, try to make the time to listen to it. I would love your opinion. Hey Deb or anyone else give it a shot and listen to the podcast or do some searching around the site. We have all had the experience of being dedicated and losing weight and then......things fall apart. I think this may be the answer to help deal with the issue long term. Hey all of you read up....lets discuss.
Hope you are all well.......
|Connie||posted 14-Mar-2012 9:36am|
I will check that out Bronwyn. Yesterday I finally started moving! Not exercising, but I was really productive in my own house and that has helped my attitude. It felt great! And I was able to stay home all day. I realized I DON'T WANT TO GO TO MY MIL'S HOUSE EVERYDAY! I have to, but having even one day off from that was wonderful. My daughter went out there for me. My husbands sister and her family are coming for a visit so I have to get mil's house ready. I'll work on that today and tomorrow. Then work on Friday. The sun is out today, that helps.Great day all.
|dee||posted 14-Mar-2012 1:21pm|
I lost 5 pounds in the first week and then during the second week I gained 3 lbs back.
I eat eggs for breakfast,oatmeal for Lunch and fish for dinner.Where am going wrong? getting Disappointed, need help guys!!!!
|Lynn||posted 14-Mar-2012 1:36pm|
Hi Dee, Welcome to the group!
If you're certain you don't have any underlying medical conditions (and you may want to verify with your doctor), then it could be a zillion different reasons (unfortunately). Could be:
1 - not enough protein calories
2 - too many carbohydrate calories
3 - not enough water
4 - not moving your body enough
5 - hormonal (time of month, post-or peri-menopausal, etc, etc, etc)
6 - if you're sensitive/allergic to some foods, that can shut down your body's fuel-burning systems
7 - starvation (never good and always rebounds)
Your choices sound very good for NFNS, but it's hard to say what the exact issue could be. If you are doing all the right things, you may want to not weigh yourself as often and trust how you feel instead of the number on the scale.
Ladies - any other thoughts to help Dee?
|Anonymous||posted 15-Mar-2012 3:55am|
Cut the oatmeal and try more protein with veggies.
|dee||posted 15-Mar-2012 11:09am|
Thank you Lynn and Annonymous...You guys Rock and Thanks for the support and tips... Love you):::I will keep u posted...
|Connie||posted 15-Mar-2012 11:39am|
I have decided to have my shakes every other day. Today I can have one and I'm taking it to Gma's to drink while I clean her house. I worked out there all day yesterday, smuggling stuff out the front door while she wasn't looking. Her hoard is getting better each time she has company coming and I get in there to get the house ready. It's time like this when I have a hard time with my food. But I have to get the work done. Great day all.
|Anonymous||posted 16-Mar-2012 1:42pm|
Connie, Why dont you leave Gma's hoard where it is so the family can see the way it really is? Maybe then they will help out.
|Anonymous 2||posted 16-Mar-2012 6:39pm|
I agree with Anonymous
|Bronwyn||posted 17-Mar-2012 2:31am|
Connie it is your mother in law and their mother......I agree leave it for them to deal with!
|Debbie M.||posted 19-Mar-2012 1:28pm|
How is it going with everyone? We are enjoying the awesome weather here. 35 degrees above average. Breaking records everyday for a week now. Got a bit of a tan yesterday working outside.
Blessings to all.
|Lynn||posted 21-Mar-2012 9:18am|
Our weather has been awesome, too! Sandals and shorts in March is unbelieveable, but we're lovin' it!! Love being able to walk outside again.
Have a great day!
|Connie||posted 21-Mar-2012 10:29am|
Morning ladies. This is the first day I've had to myself since last Wed. The good news is I got it all done, the bad news is my diet could have been better.
Gma and MIL are the same woman. It is a very ironic story. For years my MIL couldn't stand me, talked bad about me, etc. I've come to learn she didn't know me at all. I think she realizes this too. So for 10 years we didn't see each other except when she would come over for Christmas. That was fine with me. She has some mental issues.
Then a couple of years ago she ended up in the hospital. Brother in law and sister in law came. When it was time for her to go home the hospital staff began discussing what she would need to do at home. One of the things she would need is a walker. Everyone (but me) knew that would be a problem. Brother in law flew home, sister in law announced she wasn't going to clean it and she flew home. Gma looked at me and said I was going to die when I saw her house. I really had no idea what it was like. 4 of the rooms in her house has a single path through them. The other 3 didn't even have paths. When I went out there I was completely stunned. But I went to work immediately. It took a couple of weeks to get through the living room, kitchen and Gma's bedroom. She wouldn't let me throw anything away, so those things got shifted to the other rooms. Then my husbands other brother (an unfortunate fellow in every way who was not at the hospital) died and Gma was able to have a wake at her house and the whole family came. They were thrilled with the house and said they thought I was the only one who could have done it. I think that's true. Gma and I had enough of an emotional distance to do it and it has been a job that requires a lot of time and the rest of the family have jobs. So it has worked out. Over the last couple of years the other family members have hauled off piles that I have amassed and that helps tons. Now, Gma is pretty completely dependent on me and often tells me I'm an angel. She can still get under my skin, but then in the next minute she is apologetic and so thankful for the help I give her.
At this point I have been through almost all of the house. Just regular cleaning now.
|K10||posted 22-Mar-2012 2:43am|
Hi gals, I haven't been on here in a long-long time. I just want to say hi. I hope all is well.
|Lynn||posted 22-Mar-2012 7:42am|
Wow Connie, quite a story! It really confirms what a wonderful soul you are!! The Universe does move in mysterious ways and sometimes we're fotunate enough to find out why things happen and why people are the way they are. It's not easy to be loving and helpful, without losing your sense of self and taking care of your needs, too. I have a lot of respect and admiration for you.
And really, don't worry too much about the food. You're probably doing better than you give yourself credit for. And, even if you aren't, you know that you'll find your way when you're ready. Try and cut yourself some slack. Be as kind to yourself as you have been to Gma/MIL.
Enjoy the day!
|Anonymous||posted 23-Mar-2012 10:13am|
Maybe you should call that show "Hoarders- Buried Alive" on TLC. They help people like Gma. And you.
|Bronwyn||posted 24-Mar-2012 3:06am|
Connie you are a good person but you need to also take care of yourself.
I think you are too late for the show....sounds like most of the work is already done
|Connie||posted 24-Mar-2012 7:40pm|
Hi gang. Thanks for the kind words. I've been working on my diet. Tonight steaks and zucchini on the grill. I'm doing potatoes in the microwave. I'll split my potato with husband. Hope you all are well.
|Connie||posted 26-Mar-2012 10:23am|
Menu planning and grocery list making. Go me!
|Connie||posted 31-Mar-2012 4:47pm|
Gma is in the hospital...back and forth and trying to eat right. I'm hanging in there.
|Debbie M.||posted 31-Mar-2012 11:27pm|
I hope she is ok. Best wishes.
|Anonymous||posted 2-Apr-2012 2:22pm|
Connie, How is your MIL?
|Hilda||posted 2-Apr-2012 10:56pm|
Did not do well in March. Back on myfitnesspal.com I need the accountability of recording what I eat.
|Hilda||posted 4-Apr-2012 7:55pm|
3rd day to record food. I want to keep it up til I hit 159. I am starting at 171.
|Anonymous||posted 5-Apr-2012 9:27am|
I am stuck at 163. Seem to be at a plateau.
|Victoria||posted 6-Apr-2012 11:00am|
I find this page so helpful. Whenever I'm craving sugar foods, I pop this page up on my ipad and it puts me back into motivation mode. I started this diet 2 weeks ago. The first week I lost 5lbs. The second week I didn't lose anything. I have been very strict with this diet too. Has anyone else experienced this?
|Anonymous||posted 6-Apr-2012 1:59pm|
Yes Victoia, Keep it up. This works. Time is your friend. Don't waste it.
|Connie||posted 11-Apr-2012 9:25am|
Morning all. It has been crazy around here. Back and forth to the hospital, what a crazy life to live! I'm doing ok with my diet. Not 100%, but not too bad either.
Gma is going to be moved to a rehab facility this week. It is not far from my house at all and that will make things so much easier. It is a beautiful place. She is pretty mad about it, she wants to go home. On top of that, she sometimes thinks I'm telling the doc to order this. As if! It is ordered for 20 days, but could go up to 100 days. We'll see. She doesn't want to get out of bed...she calls for the bed pan. Rehab will get her moving again. I have her dog again, plenty of messes to clean up, but less than the last time I had her. Today I'm going to the hospital, I hope she is in a good mood. Have a great week ladies.
|Anonymous||posted 11-Apr-2012 12:48pm|
Connie, you are truly a saint!
|Victoria||posted 13-Apr-2012 10:48pm|
Anonymous, thanks for the positive vibes. Tomorrow will be a little over 3 weeks and is my weigh in day. Excited but nervous. I am also going on vacation and am praying I keep the will power.
|Victoria||posted 14-Apr-2012 9:03am|
OK, 1 pound down. I am so disappointed.
|Anonymous||posted 14-Apr-2012 4:29pm|
Hey! One pound is one pound less than when you started. Don't give up!
|mocha||posted 14-Apr-2012 5:21pm|
I have decided to try the NSNF lifestyle since I have been struggling with my weight since childhood. The blog has been great to read and I appreciate all the information!
Anyone else out there a lacto-ovo vegetarian? I would love any ideas of allowed proteins without sugar added. As a veg most of what I eat has carbs and that is why I thought that this lifestyle might be something that I could follow since it is not specifically low-carb.
|pawowgold||posted 14-Apr-2012 10:29pm|
very good, it's very useful to me, thank you very much!
|Anonymous||posted 19-Apr-2012 9:56am|
I have been on the program for 4 days and I have a terrible headache and feel exhausted! Is this normal? Any suggestions?
|Anonymous||posted 19-Apr-2012 10:04am|
Your body is adjusting to having no sugar. Keep it up.
|Victoria||posted 19-Apr-2012 9:19pm|
That is completely normal. That feeling made me nervous at first, but it does go away. I promise.....hang in there!
|Anonymous||posted 22-Apr-2012 9:50am|
What has happened to everyone? I was on here about a year ago then dropped out for a while. Now everyone is gone. Where are you Bronwyn, Debbie M , K10,2gorjus, Connie , all the others???? I miss you all.
|dee||posted 23-Apr-2012 11:26am|
this is the best diet... I lost almost 10 lbs in a month... Hope it will continue... Thanks to lynn and anonymous again):::
|Lynn||posted 23-Apr-2012 1:03pm|
Dee, congratulations! Your results are awesome!!
Too many folks named "Anonymous" -- can't tell if it's all the same person...
Hope everyone is doing well and that your absence is due to great weather or general busy-ness and not serious issues.
|Victoria||posted 25-Apr-2012 9:13pm|
After being consistent for almost 4 weeks and down 6 lbs. I fell off of the diet during the second half of my week vacation (I was doing so well too). I got back onto it 3 days ago and am hoping to have the strength to keep it up for the long run. Tonight I made a chicken stir fry with quinoa..absolutely delicious and I highly recommend it. For lunch I've been eating a sliced green apple with freshly crushed peanut butter. I also snack on peanuts here and there throughout the day. Does anyone have a muffin recipe or a good dessert?
|Debbie M.||posted 26-Apr-2012 4:11pm|
Hi everyone. I am fine here. I don't visit here much anymore but wanted all who do to know I am fine. My family is growing and its a crazy fast life with 4 teenagers! Thankfully I have a terrific husband who gives 100% when he is not working.
Congratualtions to all who are losing weight here! And keep trying for those who struggle.
Best wishes to all,
|Anonymous||posted 27-Apr-2012 9:06pm|
I bought the Ezekiel bread today. I had a slice with sugar free jello, and it's not that bad. However, I had to buy it frozen. Anyone else have to buy it frozen?
|Victoria||posted 27-Apr-2012 10:19pm|
I meant I had the Ezekiel bread with sugar free jelly not jello.
|Anonymous||posted 28-Apr-2012 11:10am|
Yes, Ezekiel bread is always frozen and I keep it frozen. I just take out a slice at a time and toast it. There are no presevatives in it so it is very unstable.
|Connie||posted 2-May-2012 7:47pm|
Hello to all the wonderful people on this site! I need to go back and read some of the posts to catch up. MIL passed away yesterday morning at 2 am. She had been in the hospital and rehab for the last month and was ready to go. The greatest gift of all. I'm up and down with it...but it will be fine. Don't as me what I have been eating!!!!
|Lynn||posted 3-May-2012 8:40am|
Hi Connie - sorry to hear about your MIL. My sympathy to you and your family. Based on your posts, she had a good life and was very blessed to have you taking care of her. Don't worry about the food - you'll find your way back (you always do!).
Not much to report from here - put on 5 lbs and trying to get back to clean eating. I wish I would remember how hard it is when temptation strikes!
Hope everyone else is doing well...
|Connie||posted 3-May-2012 8:52am|
I think (hope) after this weekend I can really take charge of food again. Husband is having a very hard time. Time heals all so I know it will get better for him. If comfort food helps him at all, I am filling the house with it. No kidding.
|Lynn||posted 3-May-2012 2:44pm|
In situations such as yours, do what you have to do for yourself and your family. I know time heals, but if certain foods bring him (and you) some comfort, so be it. This is short-term and kindness from others is wonderful, but kindness and gentleness from yourself is equally important. Hang in there!
|Debbie M.||posted 4-May-2012 9:58am|
Oh Connie, Sorry for your loss. You can be proud of how you took care of family. I hope when I am old I have someone to care for me as you have done for yours. You and Bronwyn have been great examples of how to be. Thank you. Miss you too.
|Bronwyn||posted 8-May-2012 11:21pm|
Hi Connie. I have been in Oregon for the past 10 days. Sorry to hear about your MIL. I hope you guys are doing well. I am sure you are wondering what to do with your time after devoting so much loving care to your MIL. She was so fortunate to have such a wonderful daughter-in-law.
|Victoria||posted 9-May-2012 10:03am|
Hope you're all doing well with the no sugar no flour. We went away this week and i had many burgers without the role but I did eat the French fries, which I know are ok to eat, but always feel horrible afterwards...like I cheated or something. How's everyone else out there doing?
|MC||posted 17-May-2012 9:36pm|
Ladies im the type of women who did not want to have to diet for a whole year...I decided to stick to it for a few months and get off the weight faster!!
Ladies its simple...Try this and you will loose weight fast!!
1) month one -low-carb and no sugar for a month (note that most fruits are loaded with sugar and are untamitly working against you)
2)month two - low- carb and no sugar also no dairy (ex. milk, cheese, cottage cheese)
3)month three - low- carb and no sugar and no dairy and begin to cut your portion sizes...yes eat less ( make sure you are eating a few small meals throughout the day with atleast 3 oz of protein with every meal)(importaint to take vitimans at this point so body gets what it needs)
Note:the only thing im still unsure about are these sugar free products...the idea behind this diet is to deprive your body of the things it wants. so if you are allowing yourself to indulge those cravings even with sugar free things it seems you are working against yourself....so i guess you should really try to limit these things such as one sugar free peice of chocolate a week or one sugar free jello a week...
my suggestions on how to make it through
- have a cheat MEAL every two weeks so your body does not get used to the diet
- anways have hard boiled eggs in the fridge
- oatmeal is your best freind if you dont add anything like sugar or honey to it
- always keep grilled chicken in the fridge
- remember that sauces such as ketchup, bbq sauce, marinades etc... all have tons of sugar
hope this helps, it worked for me but it was hard!!! Let me know if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
|MC||posted 18-May-2012 7:52am|
Just a quick note on what i mean by low carb...
During your first two months stay clear of things like multigrain bread...since these first two months are low- carb you will end up eating a small amount of carbs naturally because most things you will be eating will have a little bit of carbs in them. So thats why wait till month three to add in more carbs like multigrain bread.
Watch your nuts intake, sunflower seeds are an ok substitution in moderation as they have carbs in them.
Mulitgraine bread is the only acceptable thing you should be eating ONLY ADDED IN MONTH THREE!!...not multigrane english muffins, not multigrain chips, not multigrain crackers...these all have multigrain in them but really are much more unhealthy than the bread. So stick to maybe one slice of the bread a few times a week.
Brown rice is ok in month three...however only a half cup of COOKED brown rice a few times a week is ok.
Maybe pick one a day either brown rice or multigrain bread in month three if you must.
There really are no acceptable pastas as most of them still have a base that is carb related however there are many new substitutions hitting the market that I am unfamiliar with, but its just best to stay clear.
also just a quick not...I love hummus, who dosent, but indulging in this is a no no. Given the nutrition info, it is not the best idea when you are on this diet especially because of the small portion size. Maybe after the diet when you are trying to maintain your weightloss.
|Lynn||posted 18-May-2012 10:27am|
MC - Interesting 3-month process. How did it work for you? What were your results (how much did you lose)? Are you maintaining the weight loss?
|Debbie M.||posted 21-May-2012 10:03am|
Does anyone remember how it was like to be thin? It was wonderful, as I remember. I felt light and beautiful. Almost graceful. I could wear anything I liked off the shelf and it looked great! Wonderfully thin wrists and no chubby arms and neck. I really miss it. Of course being able to paint your toenails without a struggle to breath is glorious too. Those days are coming back for me. I just have to believe.
I had cooked oats with blueberries today. A great start I'd say.
|MC||posted 21-May-2012 4:19pm|
This method seems to work because you are constantly altering the diet so your body does not get used to it. This is a method used in working out also. So far, I am a smaller me and am very happy with the fast results of this method. I am still in month three, so at the end I will report on my total weight loss and plans to maintain. Good luck to you all :)
|Victoria||posted 22-May-2012 11:50am|
Keep it up Debbie. Determination will get you where you need to be! That's what I keep telling myself everyday.... All the struggles will be worth it in the end.
|Debbie M.||posted 22-May-2012 10:40pm|
Thank you Victoria, It is not easy sometimes but it will be so worth the effort. I will be under 190 in a few pounds. I'm so excited about it!
|Victoria||posted 24-May-2012 10:48am|
Last night for dinner I made egg muffins! It was just eggs beaten, with cheese( you can use any meats or vegetable). You place the meat cheese and or vegetable in a muffin tin after you spray it with a non stick spray, then you pour the mixed eggs over the top. Cook in the oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top. You can even put seasoning in the egg mixture. They were delicious and were just like eating a real muffin!
|Debbie M.||posted 24-May-2012 1:46pm|
Sounds good and great protein source too.
|Debbie M.||posted 24-May-2012 1:48pm|
I put a little olive oil in a pan and then a tilapia filet. Sprinkled with salt and pepper and taco seasoning. It was pretty good. YOu can make fish tacos this it or eat it just like that.
|Victoria||posted 25-May-2012 12:55pm|
Taco seasoning makes everything taste better! I weighed myself today and I am down a total of ten pounds....so excited. I started the last 2 weeks of March!
|Connie||posted 29-May-2012 8:52am|
Good morning ladies! I have no idea what my current weight is...I still don't want to know. My clothes tell the tale. I am "mostly" NFNS, but I am eating WAY TOO MUCH! I need to drink more water, and I will.
We are adjusting to life without Gma, I have so much time on my hands and not an ounce of "want to." I guess that comes back with time.
I have been helping my neighbor again, her house was very terrible, uninhabitable in my opinion. But it is coming along (50 lawn and leaf garbage bags filled and hauled off to the dump) and she is very grateful and optimistic.
Gma's estate is a mess and her kids are fighting. Brother and sister in law want money. There is no money. Just credit card debt and some property. I feared this would happen. In Tennessee all estates must go through probate. It will all come out then, thank goodness. Brother ans sister in law each received a life insurance policy. They are refusing to share them with the estate. So, they have money to pay for final expenses and probate costs. Husband and I have to come out of pocket for them. Hmmm. This weekend everyone is coming in for a wake. Should be interesting! Great day all.
|Connie||posted 29-May-2012 5:48pm|
Drinking water and unsweetened tea today. Salad with baked chicken for dinner.
|Connie||posted 30-May-2012 7:04pm|
For some crazy reason tons of bloating today. Just soup for dinner tonight...and a scoop of cottage cheese. If I get hungry again I can have some baked chicken. It's hot out and I don't feel like cooking.
|Connie||posted 31-May-2012 3:48pm|
Went to the dentist today. 3 crowns needed. Did two today...swollen and sore. Soup (again) and some rice cakes with laughing cow light swiss. My husband eats out for lunch everyday and I'm thinking we could always have light dinners and be perfectly content.
|Anonymous||posted 31-May-2012 8:28pm|
ending month three... 17 pounds lost so far...and trust me I cheat once and a while!
|Victoria||posted 31-May-2012 9:05pm|
Connie, rice cakes and that laughing cow cheese sounds like a great snack! Anonymous, 17 pounds in 3 months is awesome...keep up the good work!
|Connie||posted 1-Jun-2012 8:57am|
Time to weigh in ...155.8. My goal now is to lose 10 pounds. Then I can wear all my pants again. Off to work today. Great day ladies.
|Anonymous||posted 1-Jun-2012 8:23pm|
Thanks so much...you also!
|Connie||posted 2-Jun-2012 9:59am|
Morning ladies. 155.8 this morning. Today we are having Gma's "wake." All of the family is in from out of state. I grabbed some summer things from the attic (really need to swap clothes around!) and only one pair of capri's fit. So sad! I'm going to MI in a week and a half and nothing fits. I guess I'll wear a summer dress today. Great day all.
|claillaCesk||posted 3-Jun-2012 9:45am|
I generally hate commenting, but i thought i would give it a go for this blog. Been reading your stuff for awhile.
|Connie||posted 3-Jun-2012 1:39pm|
I didn't weigh this morning. My resolve failed me yesterday. After having nothing but soup for two days, I went a little nuts! But I'm back on track today. I'm sticking with the light dinners only plan this week.
|Victoria||posted 3-Jun-2012 11:17pm|
I don't always weigh in....sometimes I wait every 2 or 3 weeks. Does anyone know of any yogurts that are sugar free or very low in grams of sugar? Have a great Monday ladies!
|bronwyn||posted 4-Jun-2012 12:55pm|
Connie you have been under a lot of stress and things will eventually settle down. I hope now you will find more time for yourself.
What have I found out in the last year and a half......well that would be way too long I will limit that down to weight issues I have learned that counting calories helped me to understand how much I was eating. I learned that some things are simply not worth the calories (not that I don't make that unwise choice periodically),,,,those things are, foods that are high in calories, low in nutrition and don't leave you feeling full and satisfied. I have learned that you are never finished with the challenge. I only lost half of the weight I wanted to lose and then I became too complacent and started to slide......no more loss and even some gain. It is hard work....really it is and it has to be a lifestyle change or it is not going to work over the long haul. Anyways.....health and weight related issues are a battle and one you have to constantly fight and work at
Connie we can just get right back at it find that groove again where we can eat and exercise in a way that helps us to be happy, healthy and fit.
|Debbie M.||posted 4-Jun-2012 2:28pm|
Hi, missing you girls and happy to see new ones. Welcome! I have been doing pretty good again. At 188 this AM. Less than I have been in a while and hope to continue. I agree with Bronwyn. Counting calories along with cutting out the flour and sugar is what it takes. No one really wants to do it but its easy on myfitnesspal.
My son is graduating from high school next Sunday and we are having a party. Also inlaws are coming to stay the day before the party for an entire week. Under a lot of stress right now so I hope I can maintain and or keep losing.
|Lynn||posted 4-Jun-2012 3:19pm|
It's so good to hear from all of you again! Bronwyn, you really have it in a nutshell. So simple to say, yet to be consistent and maintain the new good habits is SO hard! I've put on 9 lbs of the 50 I lost. I'm back to the basics -- no flour, no sugar, keeping hydrated, and exercising every day. That's what I did and then, like you, I got complacent. Bingo! Nine pounds seem to climb on overnight. But I'm determined to stick to the plan.
Connie, you'll bounce back once you're life has settled a bit. I'm only weighing myself on Mondays and Fridays, mostly because the weekends are my downfall.
Debbie, you're also experiencing some stress, so if you can maintain, you're winning!!
Take care everyone!
|Debbie M.||posted 4-Jun-2012 4:38pm|
|Debbie M.||posted 5-Jun-2012 8:10am|
I hit -15 pounds today. That puts me nearly where I was in January within half a pound. 186 for me today. Too bad I wasted all this time gaining and having to lose it again for the 100th time. Why do I keep doing this? Anyway, I am happy to be this much thinner for now. But I certainly want to keep going. I sure would feel better about this weekend (son's graduation) if I had something new to wear. I'll work on that this week along with cleaning the house and preparing for the party. Also inlaws are coming to stay for a week. I know I already said that but Its weighing on me. I'm a big girl, I'll be ok.
|Lynn||posted 5-Jun-2012 12:36pm|
Debbie M - awesome job!! I know I'm preaching to the choir, but the next time you want to go "off-track", think about what you said above -- "Too bad I wasted all this time gaining and having to lose it again for the 100th time." Then you won't have the 101th time.
I know, easier to say than to put into practice, and I can certainly make more of an effort to follow my own advice! I have 5.5 lbs to go to get back to the original 50 that I lost. Good choices yesterday and so far today, too. All NFNS, and walking around the office to get things done instead of calling people. Plus, back to keeping hydrated -- go ME!!!
|Bronwyn||posted 5-Jun-2012 6:27pm|
Lynn I also have about the same amount to lose to get back to where I was at. When I get back to where I was at I still have 30 to lose,,,,,but, I am not going to worry about that right now. The thing is it took me 6 months to lose the 1st 30.....maintained (rad plateaued) for 6 months and then slid for 6 months. Breaking the pattern is important....even if I don't lose, I want to at least maintain.
Debbie is for sure on a roll (well getting rid of rolls actually
|Lynn||posted 6-Jun-2012 9:11am|
Yeah Bronwyn I can't think about what's next after the 5.5 -- it'll make me crazy! And you're right about breaking the pattern. Once I find a rhythm that works for me, sticking with it is critical to my being able to stay on track. When a vacation or business travel pops up, I really have a problem. I'm traveling for work at the end of this month, so I'm going to try and plan ahead and see if that makes some difference.
Any other ideas would be appreciated! Thanks all!!
|Debbie M.||posted 6-Jun-2012 4:57pm|
You are so right. I am NOT going to lose this weight AGAIN. Its gone and I don't want to see it again.
|Victoria||posted 7-Jun-2012 1:46pm|
I agree with you all that it's so hard to be consistent. I've been eating well, however, i seem to be at a plateau....hate that! My fiancÚ just started 3 days ago. I'm glad he's finally realizing all my struggles the last 2 1/2 months with food.
|Debbie M.||posted 10-Jun-2012 11:20pm|
Its so nice when you have someone to reduce with. Support means so much.
|Victoria||posted 12-Jun-2012 9:51am|
I agree Debbie, having the support has been great! Lynn, I travel a lot over the summer and it is such a challenge. I always have my snacks with me along with fruit. It's way too easy to fall off track when traveling. I just keep thinking about the weight loss and it helps me through it. I have a cheat day rarely, but I'm thinking I need to make them 1 to 2 times a month so I don't go insane. How often does anyone else take cheat day? Also, avoiding wine over the last 3 months is tough. Determination and being strong willed is what is all about!
|Lynn||posted 12-Jun-2012 4:12pm|
Thanks for your advice, Victoria. I did find out that I will have a tiny kitchen where I'm staying both times I'm traveling, so I'll pack some supplies to keep on hand. And you're absolutely right! To think about how well I've done and to 'keep on keepin' on' is good motivation for me.
Hope everyone is doing well.
Stay in touch!
|Lynn||posted 19-Jun-2012 8:02am|
So is the interest in this site fadeding into the sunset? Have folks found another place to talk about NFNS? Curious that so many have disappeared...
Where are you?
|Bronwyn||posted 19-Jun-2012 1:33pm|
Yes it seems that we have disappeared Deb, Hilda and myself have been on myfitnesspal. I am not overly active on any site at the moment and I have no contact with Hilda but, last I knew she was on MFP. Connie has been the most active on here in the last year or so. Kristin hasn't been on here or MFP too much recently. I can only speak for myself but I found a need to be more accountable by way of counting calories. I have been doing MFP for 18 months. The first 6 months I lost 30 lbs. (halfway to my goal), the next 6 months I maintained my loss and the last 6 months I have gone up 5 or so lbs. I find some old habits have crept in together with the discouragement of plateauing so long. Anyways I personally tend to only drop in here occasionally as I feel a need to log my calories on MFP to have a handle on where I am going with my food intake. I am not truly NFNS anymore......more whole foods and calorie oriented. If you have an interest google myfitnesspal and check it out.
|Connie||posted 21-Jun-2012 1:25pm|
Hello all. It's so good to see you all on here! I am more than ready to seriously resume my weight loss and in general have life get back to normal. Dealing with Gma's passing and family members has been tough. The usual issues have sprung up. Not fun. I just got back from MI for my niece's open house and a bridal shower for my nephews fiance all in one weekend. I thought I gained a ton, but I weighed in at 156 this morning. Still can't wear most of my summer clothes. So sad...oh well. I went to the grocery store yesterday and picked up some hummus. I am going to use that on my rice cakes instead of cheese. We'll see how it goes. I want to stay out of the kitchen as much as possible. For dinner this week we are having soup...all week. I have to get away from overeating. I think I'll have a couple of vegetarian dinners each week as well. This is the time of the year for good veggies. Great day ladies, let's all be strong!
|Connie||posted 21-Jun-2012 6:38pm|
I bought a bag of frozen sugar snap peas yesterday, thawed them and I'm munching on them today. Tonight I am going to have some light laughing cow on a rice cake with my soup. It's funny, I don't really look at laughing cow as cheese because it's not like normal cheese, shredded fiesta blend...cheddar, etc. I will watch my intake. And maybe some guacamole on top of the laughing cow. What are you all having?
|Connie||posted 22-Jun-2012 9:35am|
Morning. 155.2 this morning. Off to work, great day all.
|Connie||posted 23-Jun-2012 9:08am|
I've done really well until last night. Son came in with girlfriend (whom I adore) and they cooked and cooked and even made cupcakes. Dang! I tried to minimize the damage, but it was too yummy to resist completely. My kids are a bad influence. Back on track today. Great day ladies.