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by 3squaremeals
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3779
Views: 1175257

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Linda Sorry to hear that IF hasn't worked out for you. I have to admit that I occasionally get caught up in the restrictive eating pattern of IF and the clean fasting camp. IF only ever works for me when I do it Kayla's way, nice and relaxed by allowing myself milk in my tea and coffee and not cu...
by 3squaremeals
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Re: 3squaremeals daily check in

Thank you everyone. Rawcookie great job on starting fasting 12-14 hours. Kayla from six miles to supper did that at the start and gradually made her fasting window longer. It's amazing what our bodies get used to. If you would have told me 6 months ago that I would only be eating 1-2 meals a day wit...
by 3squaremeals
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Re: 3squaremeals daily check in

Thought I would post an update since I haven't been on here in ages. I'm still enjoying intermittent fasting. Most days I eat dinner, some fruit and dessert and other days I will have lunch or a snack in the afternoon + dinner and dessert. I'm down 16lbs and am feeling great. Still a little way to g...
by 3squaremeals
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3779
Views: 1175257

That is a great idea about leaving other fasting groups. I swear I need to delete Instagram or stop following the clean eating nutritionists on there. It just messes with your head when you have so many different views going on in your mind.
by 3squaremeals
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3779
Views: 1175257

Sorry to hear you are having a tough time at the moment. I completely understand being tired of everything; of dieting, thinking about dieting and weight loss etc. I have been there many times, it's not a nice feeling. I'm a person that needs a plan or I just don't feel right. Your new plan of No S ...
by 3squaremeals
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

I am looking forward to getting back to fasting tomorrow after a full day of eating. I feel awfully lethargic and sluggish from all the food. It is a great reminder about how great I feel while fasting. It is also nice to enjoy food with family for a day too.
by 3squaremeals
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942388

Congrats on reaching retirement!
by 3squaremeals
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Still fasting approximately 20-23 hours a day and loving it. I feel so relaxed around food at the moment it is great. I'm eating mostly healthy foods and always include lots of veg and some fruit with my meal. With some chocolate, candy or chocolate cake thrown in too. I've just had my period and th...
by 3squaremeals
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3779
Views: 1175257

Your plan sounds great with having set fasting windows on different days. I love how Kayla says to make it easy. I am terrible for over complicating any eating plans. As it feels like if it is too easy that it won't work, but that isn't the case. Consistency brings results, which is what I need to r...
by 3squaremeals
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Thanks Linda I will download that app. Sorry I meant I am having whole milk in my coffee, we call it full cream milk over here. I find the whole milk doesn't make me hungrier or effect my weight loss which is good. Have you tried using whole milk since the cream gives you reflux? Thanks ladybird, it...
by 3squaremeals
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Thank you automated. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia, although I wish we did. So it has been mostly easy to get back on track. Although had a bad day today. Today wasn't great and I've been noticing a pattern with my binging. If I finish my fasting window early with snacky type foods fr...
by 3squaremeals
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

I seem to be heading in the right direction again. It has taken a week and a couple of slip up days but I feel I am getting back into my routine again. I've discovered an awesome YouTube channel that Linda suggested. Six miles to supper It is a lady that has a nice relaxed approach to intermittent f...
by 3squaremeals
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Automated yes I do find it so much easier to refrain from eating and then being able to eat what I want. I think because the rules are black and white. I just know that during the day I don't eat, there is nothing to think about and I just get on with my day until my eating window opens. I find that...
by 3squaremeals
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

That is a great number one priority. My binges naturally dramatically reduce when I don't place restrictions for what foods I can consume on myself. I have my dinner and my sweet treat and my brain just switches off from thinking about food and feeling guilty. When I place restrictions on myself, I ...
by 3squaremeals
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

I have banned myself from all social media and going on nutritionists websites. I even deactivated Facebook for a while. Seriously when will I learn to stop looking up and trying to follow clean eating and avoiding white pasta and potato etc. I swear I just like to self sabotage. I go into binge mod...
by 3squaremeals
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3779
Views: 1175257

Yeah I'm a bit all over the place at the moment too. I'm sure you will find what works for you again soon. Sometimes we just need to change things up again and see what works best.
by 3squaremeals
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3779
Views: 1175257

I had a moment today where I just craved having breakfast. So I had my 3 meals and felt so tired and sluggish all day, as well as overly full. I think I much prefer my 1-2 hour eating window at night as I don't mind feeling tired and full at night. I completely understand missing the 3 meals though!
by 3squaremeals
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3779
Views: 1175257

I now really dislike that out of control feeling around food too. My last 2 days have been shocking, been emotional eating due to fighting with hubby although we have talked things through tonight. I can't wait to get back to fasting tomorrow though, I actually miss it when I have a bad day.
by 3squaremeals
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

I have to agree. All the Instagram fitness models with the 'perfect' bodies either eat clean or vegan and so many people follow them and try to be like them. I am guilty of following them and have now deleted Instagram so I am not tempted to eat clean or vegan. I have decided to keep doing what work...
by 3squaremeals
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Yes I can certainly do without adding in the moral element to eating. It takes all the pleasure away from it. I enjoy being able to go to someone's house for dinner and enjoy the meal or go out for dessert without guilt. That is interesting that coconut oil and wholegrains don't agree with you. I do...
by 3squaremeals
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Thanks Linda it certainly was a valuable lesson. I just have to remember not to fall back into the 'clean eating' trap, as tempting as it is sometimes. Automated clean eating to me is only eating wholegrains such as brown rice, whole-wheat pasta, grainy bread, fruit, veg, organic dairy, free range, ...
by 3squaremeals
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Trying to eat healthier/clean back fired on me, it made me obsess and feel deprived which lead to some binges. I find what works best for me is having a long fast 22ish hours, eating a large home cooked enjoyable meal, some fruit and a treat like a chocolate bar, donut or cookie makes me feel satisf...
by 3squaremeals
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3779
Views: 1175257

I completely understand about the shorter window being easier. I prefer 22/2 personally and find I am able to be more controlled with my eating. I follow a few body positive nutritionists on social media and that too makes me question if what I'm doing is right and if I'm eating healthy enough. But ...
by 3squaremeals
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Had 2 off days where I didn't fast as long and ate too many sugary things. Not too stressed though as I'm sick again, nearly lost my voice and got a horrible cough. Have also decided to try and eat more fruit and veg as I find I'm not eating enough and think it has contributed to me getting sick. We...
by 3squaremeals
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Fasted 23.5 hours today. Was down another pound this morning. Down 10lbs all up now. I'm loving how quickly the weight is coming off without feeling deprived

Food:
Banana
Mexican chicken and beans on rice with avocado, sour cream and cheese
Chocolate biscuits
by 3squaremeals
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Thanks automated. Fortunately my youngest son had a nap today so I was able to put my feet up and rest for a bit.

My fast today was 21 hours
Food:
Homemade lasagna and salad
Chocolate
A mango
by 3squaremeals
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Down another pound this morning. I'm trying to keep my eating window to one big plate of dinner, some sort of dessert and also some fruit. Plus I have a few cups of tea or coffee with milk during the day which technically isn't proper fasting but it helps me get through and makes fasting sustainable...
by 3squaremeals
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

I'm still going with the intermittent fasting. I'm really enjoying it. I've been doing some 16 hr and 22hr fasts. I prefer the 22hr ones actually as I get to enjoy more food at night and not feel full and weighed down by food all afternoon. I'm down 7.5lbs since I started intermittent fasting too wh...
by 3squaremeals
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Thanks automated, yes I pm'd her about my hunger I was experiencing in the beginning which she was able to reassure me that it gets easier which it certainly has. I'm glad I stuck out the hard part in the beginning as I'm feeling great now. Looking forward to tonight as I'm going out for dessert wit...
by 3squaremeals
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

I have been doing intermittent fasting during the day 22/23 hrs fasting and 1-2 hr eating window. I seriously wish I had found this sooner. I'm about a week in and no longer get hungry during the fasting period, especially not during the last 3 days now that my body has adjusted. It is great not to ...
by 3squaremeals
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Green today, I felt like eating the whole pantry when I got home but I resisted and cooked dinner, enjoying every single bite. B- low sugar granola with coconut yoghurt, blueberries and strawberries L- quinoa, roast brussel sprouts, pumpkin, carrot, chickpeas, sprinkled with pepitas, dried cranberri...
by 3squaremeals
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Green today I am going to record what I am eating even though I said I wouldn't, but I want to make sure I'm getting a balanced diet while not eating animal products and keep a record of my vegan meals to get ideas if I ever can't think what to make. Here's the last 4 days Thursday B- low sugar gran...
by 3squaremeals
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942388

Sorry to hear of your loss xx
by 3squaremeals
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Thanks Soprano Also thank you Oolala I will definitely stop trying to hide my legs in long pants, my legs really aren't that bad, I just think they are because I'm not at my ideal weight. Thank you for making me realize that I deserve to wear shorts just like anyone else, and I shouldn't not enjoy m...
by 3squaremeals
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Thank you Ladybird. It certainly isn't a good combination. Although I'm used to suffering through summer wearing long pants, it's not something I want to deal with again.

Today was Green. A bit of hunger this afternoon so I had a coffee and cleaned out the boys clothes which distracted me.
by 3squaremeals
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

I have also had another skim read over the No S book which has been good. My 2 focuses for now are: Stick to the No S habits- don't worry about what I eat at those 3 meals or whether everything is wholegrain, unprocessed etc. This means I won't be recording what I eat so I can't overanalyze everythi...
by 3squaremeals
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1095
Views: 346331

I like the sound of that book. Might have to purchase a copy. I too think I'm obsessed with food, dieting, the scales and the all or nothing approach. I wish I could just turn off the constant chatter in my brain sometimes
by 3squaremeals
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942388

Happy Birthday!! Hope you enjoyed your day 🙂
by 3squaremeals
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Thanks for your support everyone. Automated, I have to agree that once my body gets used to not having as much sugar it definitely doesn't crave it as much during that time of the month. I think the more sugar you consume the more cravings you get and the more sugar you need to get that sweet fix. I...
by 3squaremeals
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Very true Oolala but I do find it helps me to stay on track in the beginning. I ended up doing a big cook up and freezing meals for lunch so I don't get to lunch time and spend half an hour looking in the cupboard deciding what to eat and then eating something that doesn't satisfy me. I made black b...
by 3squaremeals
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Well I made it until after lunch but my lunch was so unsatisfying due to needing to do a food shop and throwing something together. I ended up binging on random crap out the cupboard which was also unsatisfying. I also had a chocolate bar and a cookie which I brought at the grocery store today. They...
by 3squaremeals
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Ahh I'm struggling so much with cravings at the moment. Darn PMS. Only 45 minutes until lunch time. I can do it!
by 3squaremeals
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Thanks Oolala and ladybird

Green today, although I struggled tonight with hunger, I just had a cup of tea which helped a bit.

B- 2 eggs and avocado on toast with a sprinkling of feta
L- vegan black bean enchiladas and an apple
T- chicken, sweet potato, green beans and corn on the cob
by 3squaremeals
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Green again today. Was busy at work which helped the time go fast between meals. Had Mc Donald's for dinner as my partner promised the kids they could get it for being good. I didn't have soft drink, had a Big Mac and a handful of fries. I felt like going WTH I have eaten Mc Donald's so I should jus...
by 3squaremeals
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Green today. It was actually nice to look forward to dinner time tonight. Usually I am full from snacking/binging all afternoon.

B- granola, greek yoghurt, strawberries and blueberries
L- burrito
T- sticky Asian pork meatballs, rice, broccoli and carrot

E- 50 minute walk
by 3squaremeals
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 244
Views: 103292

Thank you Bluebell, good luck to you on your journey too. We can do this! 🙂
by 3squaremeals
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 244
Views: 103292

Back again for the 100th time. When will I learn that diets don't work for me. This time I will be having 6 N days and 1 S day where I will have one S event. Most likely a sweet. As I need to keep the structure of the N days all week. I am going to start tracking my eating and exercise on habitcal. ...
by 3squaremeals
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Thank you Oolala. I need to also stop looking for the next best diet plan to follow too and just purely focus on No S. When I feel like giving up I need to remember that I do not want to count calories, cut food groups out, avoid or dread social events for the rest of my life so No S is the only way...
by 3squaremeals
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Today is my 1st day back on No S. I am going to start doing habitcal again for my eating and also exercise. I have an exercise routine I have put together which is just lunges, squats, press ups, tricep dips etc. My gym membership expires in a month which I won't be renewing as I want something I ca...
by 3squaremeals
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

I do definitely need some rules and guidelines but not as rigid as they were. I want to stick to mostly wholegrains but I still want to enjoy one sweet a week on my 1 S day. I find 2 S days sends me well off track. I will stick to the No snacks and No seconds on my S day to keep the structure. I wil...
by 3squaremeals
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

I'm back, clearly the bright lines didn't work for me. For some reason I expect perfection with my eating and if I don't comply to my perfectionist rules, then I binge. Back to No S for the 1000th time. Maybe one of these days I will learn to stop being a perfectionist with my eating as it just make...
by 3squaremeals
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942388

I also feel like I over think everything I eat. It's so hard and I just wish I could eat my 3 meals and be done with it. My overthinking of my food choices is one of the main reasons I binge. Not the hunger or anything else. I feel like every meal has to be perfect in my mind or I think WTH and give...
by 3squaremeals
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942388

Hoping everything is ok with you as you haven't posted in a while
by 3squaremeals
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Well I have been back to binging on sugar badly the last 2 nights as well. I think the only solution to this is to cut sugar again. It really is addictive to me. I really wish I would stop thinking I can be moderate with sugar. Despite the nutritionist's advice, I do not think moderation is a good i...
by 3squaremeals
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

No I haven't subscribed to the newsletter I don't think. Although I think I seen a BLE email in my spam folder. I will go back and check. So i have been doing pretty well with moderation but I have found since I have been including sugar again my cravings are back and I am even embarrassed to admit ...
by 3squaremeals
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Food today B- oatmeal made with milk and peaches, topped with toasted seeds and coconut L- satay fried rice with brown rice, egg and lots of veg T- steak, mashed sweet potato, corn on the cob, steamed green beans and red cabbage S- chocolate bar and cherries- was a planned S as I do my groceries and...
by 3squaremeals
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Another good day yesterday. Food: B- avocado and 2 eggs on a piece of rye toast + a small banana L- homemade satay fried rice with egg using brown rice and lots of veg + 2 small mandarins T- Greek lamb meatballs, tzatziki, salad made with lettuce, cucumber, tomato, red onion, yellow bell pepper, car...
by 3squaremeals
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3779
Views: 1175257

I know what you mean about the scale. It's hard to find a balance. I find weighing does keep me on track but weighing too often discourages me as well. Although I am currently trying to not weigh as I'm trying to work on my relationship with food and my binge eating issues before I worry too much ab...
by 3squaremeals
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Another good day today B- Slice of rye toast with avocado and 2 eggs + some strawberries L- salad with spinach leaves, roast pumpkin, pearl cous cous and toasted pepitas and feta with a drizzle of balsalmic glaze + 2 small mandarins T- lemon and herb chicken thighs, roast sweet potato, white potato ...
by 3squaremeals
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Enjoyed my yummy treats at the movie today. I ended up not being hungry for breakfast so just had a cup of tea. Our movie started at 10.30am and I knew I had food for that so just ended up not eating before we left. Today's food Very late breakfast at lunch time: Poke bowl with brown rice, carrot, c...
by 3squaremeals
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Thank you Oolala, I always love having you share your knowledge. Yesterday I spent the day going through my video tutorials again from the nutritionist who used to suffer from binge eating. She actually says the opposite to the BLE program and that you should allow yourself your trigger foods but in...
by 3squaremeals
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

I definitely feel much better wearing nice clothes. I also have to realise that having my ideal body shape is the least important thing right now, my relationship with food is the absolute number one priority, and that body shape I am after will come one day once my relationship with food is repaire...
by 3squaremeals
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Good day today. Been busy clothes shopping, got myself some new jeans and knitwear. It was long over due as I had been putting off buying clothes until I was at my 'ideal' weight. But I needed to get some decent clothes to wear on my holiday in 4 weeks. I managed to squeeze myself into some US size ...
by 3squaremeals
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Pretty good day minus eating too many olives and cheese tonight. Had guests over tonight and had a cheese platter out. I resisted for quite awhile and then thought I would just have an olive and a piece of cheese, but it turned into a few too many pieces of cheese and olives. I didn't break the rule...
by 3squaremeals
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Thanks Oolala, I'm feeling really positive these changes will help me be sane around food again! I'm feeling pretty darn happy with myself after not tasting any cake or frosting while baking it last night and when everyone else ate it today. I don't feel deprived at all I feel good, no sugar crashes...
by 3squaremeals
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Thank you Linda. Yes and I definitely find it makes me crave it so much more when I do eat it and I certainly don't want to end up with diabetes either! Today has been pretty good although my son had some cake leftover that he took to daycare to celebrate his birthday (his actual birthday is tomorro...
by 3squaremeals
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Thank you. I am definitely interested to see how it pans out, have you ever tried cutting sugar and flour before you found NoS Oolala? The last 2 days have been pretty good, minus the lingering dull headache which should pass in a day or 2. Not feeling too hungry apart from after breakfast but I'm t...
by 3squaremeals
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Thanks for the advice Oolala After lots of thinking and reading including the Bright line book. I am eliminating flour and sugar from my diet while sticking to the 3 meal a day structure. I'm not willing to let binge eating control my life any more. Some may think it is a drastic approach but I need...
by 3squaremeals
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Hi Oolala I was just looking at NoS again and came across your post. I keep getting drawn back to No S as I like the simplicity of it. I am over trying to eat my healthy snacks that still leave me hungry anyway namely carrot sticks and hummus and Greek yoghurt. I am also over trying to keep within m...
by 3squaremeals
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Thank you for your advice Soprano. It is good to hear about others experiences with binge eating. I managed to have a binge free day yesterday which is a big achievement lately. I have got a plan in place with some basic rules/mods I have decided not to cut out wheat or sugar, instead I will aim to ...
by 3squaremeals
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
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It's so hard to know what approach to take as there is so much conflicting advice out there. Some people say to not obsess about sugar and still allow yourself treats and then others say don't have sugar at all. I do think having 2 S days with no additional mods is too much for people who have probl...
by 3squaremeals
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
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Currently my bmi is 28.4
by 3squaremeals
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
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Thanks for your advice ladybird. I was looking up food addiction and binge eating last night after I posted on here and how they treat it. Which is to cut out wheat and sugar and pretty much eat whole unprocessed foods. Brown rice, oatmeal, quinoa, fruits, veg, full fat dairy, meats, good fats such ...
by 3squaremeals
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
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Gahhh what a shocking week of binging it has been which has lead to me looking at meal replacement diets. My partner is doing low carb at the moment and is having fast weight loss which is making me feel like I'm missing out on the excitement of fast weight loss I guess. But I know diets don't work ...
by 3squaremeals
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
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Had a great night last night had a few nibbles and about 5 drinks. There was lots of dancing too. Today I did good until after dinner. I was unsatisfied with my dinner so started eating granola and then binged on some mini donuts. I have been doing well with avoiding binges but I think because I fee...
by 3squaremeals
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
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Haven't had an extras today but will be going out tonight with a friend for a fair few drinks. I only go out and drink a few times a year so will be enjoying myself tonight. My friend has just stopped breastfeeding too so I'm sure she is looking forward to having some wines too. Food today B- homema...
by 3squaremeals
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
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A nice tame S day today. Took the boys to the cinema and I got a chocolate and nut coated ice cream in a cone. Then we went to our friends house this afternoon and had some cheese, crackers and olives + 2 glasses of wine. My meals were: B- homemade coconut and nut granola with coconut yogurt and ras...
by 3squaremeals
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
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Thanks syfy74 :) Another green day today, although was quite a hungry day especially during the afternoon but I think it was due to the lack of protein in my lunch. I still stuck to my 3 meals though. Went for a nice walk this morning and stopped at a cafe on the river where I had a small orange jui...
by 3squaremeals
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
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Green day today. Yesterday was a day full of cravings. Last night after I posted, I had to go to the grocery store and get a few things, and I was craving something sweet. I was so tempted to get chocolate biscuits and just say stuff it. But instead I thought no it will just make me feel awful and g...
by 3squaremeals
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
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No yesterday was Monday. I usually take Fri and Saturday as my S days :)
by 3squaremeals
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
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Thank you Soprano Green today, was very close to caving in and getting a soft serve cone as I brought one for my son who has tonsillitis. Instead I thought if I still really want it I can have one on my S day. B- peanut butter on light rye sourdough + Greek yogurt, honey and berries L- split pea sou...
by 3squaremeals
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
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I ended up needing an extra sick day. I pretty much stuck to my 3 meals anyway. Which mostly consisted of toast or crumpets. I was in bed with the worst migraine I've ever had, it lasted nearly 30 hours. Luckily my partner did everything for the kids and didn't have any work that day. My S days were...
by 3squaremeals
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
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S day for sick today. I have strep throat, feeling like I've been hit by a bus. Hopefully well enough tomorrow to stick to an N day.
by 3squaremeals
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3779
Views: 1175257

Sorry to hear about the fights with your family. I completely understand, me and my middle son butt heads alot as we are so similar. All I have to do is ask him to tidy his room and he starts crying which makes me yell at him and it just escalates. Parenting is tough!
by 3squaremeals
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
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They certainly keep me busy automated! I think I'm all hot cross bunned out haha. Yesterday was supposed to be an N day, but I don't know why I thought that was going to work with all the chocolate around me. I started the day with good intentions and even went for an hour long walk by the river wit...
by 3squaremeals
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942388

Sorry to hear you are going through a tough time with your family x
by 3squaremeals
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
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So I usually take my S days on Friday and Saturday. I was going to try have Saturday and Sunday as my S days for the Easter weekend but couldn't resist the chocolate eggs any longer so had a handful of small eggs after dinner as my S treat yesterday. I felt very satisfied afterwards. Today is my 2nd...
by 3squaremeals
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
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Today was mostly green apart from one small chocolate. I ate it because I had opened it for my son and he didn't want it and I was starving right before dinner so ate it. But once again it didn't trigger a binge and that is a success to me. The 100 calories from one chocolate vs a 3000 calorie binge...
by 3squaremeals
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
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Friyay Easter sent me well and truly off the rails last year, combined with my birthday a week later. I ended up going into a several month long binge and couldn't pull myself out of it. I gained a fair amount of weight but have lost most of it now (some without No S). I realised I was focusing too ...
by 3squaremeals
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How will you deal with Easter?
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Views: 1916

I might have a hot cross buns for breakfast for breakfast one morning and I've got a chocolate bunny and some small eggs, which I will save as dessert on my S days, because once I start eating chocolate during the day I will keep picking at it.
by 3squaremeals
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
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I find it hard to drink water when I'm working whereas at home it is a lot easier to just go to the kitchen and grab a glass full and scull it. I still don't think I have the water drinking habit firmly in place yet as I have to remind myself to drink it. Hopefully one day it becomes second nature. ...
by 3squaremeals
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
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Yesterday was technically red but was an achievement especially as a binge eater. I ate 2 1/2 mini Easter eggs that my boys gave to me. I didn't end up going WTH and binging afterwards which I was happy about. Plus I had 2 have 2 dry crackers in the afternoon at work because I had low blood sugar an...
by 3squaremeals
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
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Hi automated I just make myself scull 4 glasses of water a day which are tall 500ml ones. So 4 of them make up my 2 litres. I usually add a squeeze of lemon to the glass too. I usually have one around 10am, another with lunch, one in the afternoon and one with dinner. I sometimes have one after dinn...
by 3squaremeals
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
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Happy with my S day after over indulging yesterday.

B- pb and jam on toast + coffee
L- leftover small lamb and bacon pie with roast pumpkin and an apple
T- homemade butter chicken, rice, naan and steamed broccoli and green beans

S treats an extra small bit of naan bread at dinner and a hot chocolate
by 3squaremeals
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
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I have been lucky enough to live here for 5 years, we moved from New Zealand
by 3squaremeals
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
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Are you on holiday in Australia Ladybird? The food is pretty yummy here 😀
by 3squaremeals
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

Yesterday's food was B- buttered crumpets, Greek yoghurt with berries and a drizzle of honey + coffee L- Sandwich with avocado, ham, cucumber, cheese, rocket and mustard, carrot sticks and a nectarine T- 2 homemade mini lamb, bacon and tomato pies, roast pumpkin and green beans (was amazing!) Didn't...
by 3squaremeals
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
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Thanks Oolala. A fair few of the people have maintained their weight but the food is fairly bland. My partner has thoroughly enjoyed our delicious full fat, flavourful meals, the last few days. He was beginning to tell me my cooking had gone down hill since I started that diet, especially since my c...
by 3squaremeals
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
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Technically a red day but I'm not worried because it didn't lead to a binge like it normally would. I had a small handful of the kids chocolate malt balls. B- crumpets with butter and greek yoghurt with berries and a drizzle of honey L- honey mustard salmon, potato, cabbage and spinach + a plum T- c...
by 3squaremeals
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 81590

I've always known that I need to stop baking. Not once have I ever baked and been able to control myself. Never mind at least I can now enjoy other people's delicious baking. I'm looking forward to sharing a slice of lemon meringe pie with my partner this weekend from our favourite dessert cafe. I r...