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by jenji
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

175.5 this morning. I hiked Mt. Willard yesterday with my friends and our kids. We had the day off from school for the Jewish high holidays. It was peak foliage, really beautiful. My friend has a farmhouse in NH that seems like paradise to visit - mini horses, cute barn kitties, a donkey and horse t...
by jenji
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Ran a 5K this Sunday, and was proud that I managed 10:45 mile splits on a hilly course. This is slow for most people, but on the faster end for me lately. Again forgot to weigh. Mornings have been dark and early, and I keep tumbling out of bed and getting distracted, having coffee, etc, rather than ...
by jenji
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

We did have bean burritos yesterday. Haven't weighed myself in a few days. Will try to remember tomorrow AM. Yesterday was red - I nibbled on random stuff last night and had a bowl of cereal after dinner. I should not keep cereal in the house. Breakfast - leftover egg scramble from yesterday, raisin...
by jenji
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Because of our exchange on the baked potato, I actually googled "best baked potato recipe", and a very popular one bakes for 2 hours! I always thought one hour was the way to go. I am so tired today. I really believe it was Friday, and then my kid corrected me this morning. UGGGGH Breakfast - scramb...
by jenji
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

I finished one big grant request today and have one tomorrow, so my patience is frayed. My people annoyed me last night by mutinying about eating leftovers. We ate a combo of leftovers plus pasta last night, with the only person eating turkey being me, and my boyfriend made himself a sandwich, too. ...
by jenji
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

175 today I ran a 5k race yesterday with my friend (34:32). Just over 11:00 minute miles. Breakfast today: sausage, watermelon, coffee Lunch today: Indian buffet, small cheats (small cup chai and small taste of raita) Dinner: ? I roasted turkey thighs, potato, kale and brussel sprouts last night. My...
by jenji
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

173 yesterday, 173.5 today. Dinner last night - scrambled eggs with a bunch of veggies, before my political event. Breakfast today: Apple, sausage, coffee Lunch: 1/2 sweet potato sandwich, chips, and salad (Exec Director lunch, catered) Cappuccino and clementine for "dessert" Dinner Another politica...
by jenji
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Jen - I've been sitting in the sauna for about 10 min after Creator and I finish swimming (well, he keeps swimming). Anyway, I've found the heat so soothing. My HR will go up to 130 sometimes! I try to be careful not to overdo it but I think I'm becoming convinced of the healing power of heat. I lo...
by jenji
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

What would real food be? Like enough for a relatively balanced dinner? Or just not chips and cookies? Anything nonsweet I could make a plateful of, I suppose. This is a postcard-writing event at someone's house, a political gathering, and I'm not sure what to expect. I have hosted things like this,...
by jenji
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2592
Views: 779803

Re: automated eating tracker

So many of us can relate to what you posted about your sweet dog. For me, it is when I felt scared and worried during my divorce, and I yelled at my kid for breaking off the faucet in our shower. I am confident that you were the very best dog parent that you could be to Trina, and that she forgave y...
by jenji
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

173.5 today. I went to hot yoga last night. I've been pretty anxious about a career transition, and I decided that I needed a good sweat. It was my first time taking this particular class - Hot Power Fusion - and I did find it challenging but also relaxing. No strength training, just balance and pos...
by jenji
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

176 this morning. I was 173.5 on Friday. Who knows? Breakfast: - A peach, watermelon, a bit of sausage, coffee w/ milk Lunch - Rice bowl with tomatoes, greens, cheese, beans, peppers (leftovers re-purposed) Dinner - ?? Maybe I'll make chicken thighs, kale, and corn on the cob. I'd need to buy the m...
by jenji
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2185
Views: 985459

Re: oolala53

Congratulations on the yoga. I love yoga, and whenever I do it regularly, I see the benefits in my balance, strength, flexibility, and general mood.
by jenji
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

176 this morning. I was 173.5 on Friday. Who knows? Breakfast: - A peach, watermelon, a bit of sausage, coffee w/ milk Lunch - Rice bowl with tomatoes, greens, cheese, beans, peppers (leftovers re-purposed) Dinner - ?? Maybe I'll make chicken thighs, kale, and corn on the cob. I'd need to buy the me...
by jenji
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2592
Views: 779803

Re: automated eating tracker

I love cooking, yet even I have felt truly oppressed (not joking) by the lunch/snack packing. No one gets it unless they have to do it every day. My boyfriend didn't get why I'd be so angry when I was reaching for my backup, last ditch lunch option, PBJ, and I found out at the last moment that he'd ...
by jenji
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

I haven't been running in days. The change in schedule with my kid in high school has been messing with my routine. I like to run in the morning, but I think to do that, I have to run at 5:30 AM. I have not accepted that reality yet. I did go for a bike ride on Sunday with lots of hills. No exercise...
by jenji
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

We didn't get the fish - they didn't have enough to distribute, so they gave me a credit on my farm share. Last night, I cobbled together dinner with spinach ravioli, red sauce, and a little sausage, with new farm share (tart, delicious) apples for dessert. The red sauce was delicious. I made it fro...
by jenji
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 7409

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

I am reading your check-in for the first time. Welcome to the board! I do the same modification that you've done of having a spoonful of Greek yogurt before bed if I need it. I rarely do it nowadays, but it's there for me.
by jenji
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2592
Views: 779803

Re: automated eating tracker

My hair has big streaks of gray now. I like it, yet I will be doing some new stuff professionally, and several people have suggested I straighten it and color it to project a certain look. I hate my hair straight. So I am not taking that advice to heart. My grays and my curls are coming on this adve...
by jenji
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

174.5 today. Yesterday was red. I did okay until I stayed up late watching election results. I was interested in the NC special election, but mainly, I was interested in the primaries/preliminaries that two of my friends were involved in at the city level. One of them is advancing to the general, an...
by jenji
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

175# today. I went for a run this morning, only 2.6 miles. Breakfast Blueberry pie, peach, sausage (2 oz), coffee Lunch Turkey and veggie chili, apple, coffee Dinner Maybe scallops if I can defrost them in time. With greens and rice. The peaches from my farm share are so good right now! They are the...
by jenji
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

We are all tired after our first week of school. THIS. THIS. THIS. Right? 173.5 today I ran today, 3 miles, slow. Breakfast Skyr, granola, coffee Lunch Avocado salad - this was disappointing. It sounds weird to complain about this, because they are expensive, but there was so much avocado and so fe...
by jenji
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

173.5 today. Did not do the yoga video. Nighttime workouts - other than long walks - do not usually come true for me. I did do 11,970 steps yesterday, and 19 floors. I've been taking the T instead of driving, which has naturally bumped up my walking without it seeming like a big workout. I did make ...
by jenji
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2592
Views: 779803

Re: automated eating tracker

Pinkie - I'm sure I would love to hear you talk about your book! :-) Jen & Pinkie - I have just switched out my one long daily walk/jog (1hr+) for 3 shorter walk/jogs (morning, after lunch, and then after dinner). So not extra exercise, really - just tactically to regulate my blood sugar. My weight...
by jenji
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1258739

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I hope you have a restorative break, Linda!
by jenji
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2592
Views: 779803

Re: automated eating tracker

Thursday, Sept 5 121.2 Eating B: coffee w/milk, 1/4 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup yogurt L: (will be) yogurt w/berries D: (will be) salad + protein (will have) decaf coffee w/milk after dinner Moving walk/jog HappyHerder (will) walk after lunch (will) lift weights (will) swim w/Creator (will) walk after din...
by jenji
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

173# today I didn't cook the London Broil. I forgot that it needs to marinate. So that will be tonight's dinner. We just ate the mac & cheese and some fruit for dinner. I was preoccupied with watching the climate forum with the Democratic candidates on CNN. I watched about 3 hours worth. So not a lo...
by jenji
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

173.5 today I am run down, so I told my running partner that I am taking a couple of days off. I thought I was getting a sore throat, but it may have just been from allergies and postnasal drip (yuck), because it feels a little better today. More dry than pain today. I was very tired yesterday, and ...
by jenji
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

174# this morning High stress day yesterday. I had two deadlines the same day (today), and despite planning to finish one last week, I didn't really buckle down and finish it until yesterday at noon. Why do I stress myself out like that? This weekend, I was idly watching Aquaman, thinking, "This is ...
by jenji
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

I ran 3.59 miles yesterday with my friend. Then, I walked a lot, so I got in 14,005 steps yesterday, and 15 floors of stairs. I was dead tired by 10 PM last night and went to bed early. Today, I am mostly sitting around working on a grantwriting project, so it's all balancing out. Breakfast - Coffee...
by jenji
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Year 6: The Year I Quit Drinking
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: Year 6: The Year I Quit Drinking

Congratulations to you for this year of personal growth, dear auto. You are amazing.
by jenji
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

I had my physical a couple of weeks ago. Although I have been irritated that I haven't maintained my lowest weight of 167, I have had great results on the thing that motivated me to start this diet: my glucose results. This is a relief, since my dad has type 2 diabetes, and at my highest weight, I w...
by jenji
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

173# today. Last night's dinner was dumplings and pork with wood fungus and Chinese broccoli. I went for a 2 mile walk yesterday at the end of the day with my kid. Today - went for a short walk for lunch and also walked for errands. Breakfast - skyr, strawberries, granola Lunch - Crispy eggplant san...
by jenji
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2592
Views: 779803

Re: automated eating tracker

Oh, and speaking of "jelly/jealousy", my therapy has unearthed a MASSIVE sort of grotesque and shame-filled ball of nasty envy in me. At the risk of making you ALL roll your eyes, I am admitting that I have spent much of my life wishing I was more popular and charismatic than I am. This probably he...
by jenji
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Green today. Did a yoga video (Yoga with Adriene). Did not weigh myself. If I don't remember to do it first thing, I don't bother, because then I'll just wonder if it would've been different in the morning. Breakfast - Leftover corn on the cob, leftover pork (abt 3 oz), brussel sprouts, strawberries...
by jenji
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

175.5 today. Boo.

Green yesterday, red today (dried mango).
Ran 4.4 miles this morning.

Breakfast - skyr, apple pie
Lunch - paratha, lamb curry, dal, and aloo, peach
Unauthorized snack = dried mango
Dinner - pork chop, corn on the cob, brussel sprouts, cukes and cherry tomato salad, peach
by jenji
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Wednesday ended up being red. I ate the supermarket sushi, then went to visit a friend. She has invited me but never mentioned lunch. I arrived at 1:30 at her house. However, when a beautiful lunch of tomato soup and pasta salad was served, I just decided to eat it. The rest of the week was green. I...
by jenji
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Candace wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:23 pm
Good luck!
Thank you, Candace!
by jenji
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Wow, that’s awesome! Im an activist here in Arizona and have worked on a couple campaigns. Best of luck to you! Thank you!! 175.5 today. Ran 2.6 miles, and half-heartedly did some pushups and a plank (45 seconds). Green yesterday. Today Breakfast - more lentils and plain yogurt Lunch - TBD, maybe s...
by jenji
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

173.5 today

Breakfast - lentil stew, cherries, greek yogurt, kale (posted pic to Facebook group), iced coffee
Lunch - chicken breast, rice, mixed veggies, iced coffee
Dinner - ??
by jenji
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Love sangria! Campaign? Are you running for something? Yes, I am stepping down from my nonprofit to run for office. I will be on the ballot in 2020, if all goes well. I need to find another job to do during the campaign. Friday - green Today - green Breakfast - croissant, coffee, watermelon Lunch -...
by jenji
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

174.5 today. I decided to count yesterday as red because I had a sweet drink (sangria). I also did not stick to my meal plan. A friend invited me out last minute, and I could go, so I did. Dinner was: one cheesburger slider (small sandwich), fries, and green salad, with one glass of white wine. Then...
by jenji
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2592
Views: 779803

Re: automated eating tracker

Great assessment of what has changed for you with the alcohol-free habit. I am so proud of you for the therapy, and I am inspired. I am making a big life change with my work, and I think that therapy would be good for me, too. I know that exercise has a big impact on blood sugar, although I am not k...
by jenji
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Habitcal is working again for me! This is big. I did manage a green day yesterday, with 2 black bean tacos and some cherries for dinner. 174# today Today Breakfast: Blueberry pie, kale, coffee Lunch: pesto, tomato, artichoke pizza (from farm share) with watermelon Dinner: Roasted turkey thighs with ...
by jenji
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm back after too long an absence
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: I'm back after too long an absence

Welcome back! How is it going so far?
by jenji
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Had a 177 weigh in yesterday, which felt crappy, but then was 175 today. I have had a whole thing going on of rebelliousness within myself, so I have had almost zero green days. The violations are mostly small. I have started to justify a lot of virtual plating and caloric drinks, which is I suppose...
by jenji
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

173.5 yesterday (forgot to weigh today)

I did a 20-min hand weight workout yesterday (a Youtube video), and today everything hurts. I ran 3.6 miles this morning with my friend and walked 1 mile. As I go through the day, I have felt more and more stiff.
by jenji
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

175.5 today. Ran 3 miles and walked 2 with my friend. It's a beautiful day, not too hot for once. Breakfast: * Apple pie and skyr * Coffee Lunch: * Bean chili and corn on the cob, skipped the butter * Plum Dinner: ? We are going to a play at a school at an awkward time, so I either need to eat reall...
by jenji
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Back from 10 days in Spain - a wonderful vacation. I need to remember to weigh myself tomorrow morning. Haven't got on the scale since before we left. I did not keep to No S while on vacation, but I always loosely used the framework, by sticking to 3 meals. I ate 3 meals, but had a starter or even a...
by jenji
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

177# frowny face! I went for a run today, just 2 miles, with my friend. We are going out again on Wednesday. I ate a bunch of sugar this weekend - candy bar, ice cream, "snacks" of cereal. Breakfast - English muffin with peanut butter Lunch - TBD Dinner - chicken marbella - I made a pan of this dish...
by jenji
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Hi Jen! Nice to see you on the boards. Hope things are going well for you! Thank you, Auto! I am well and enjoying summer. My job slows down in the summer, and it gives me some time to try to catch up on sleep and make healthy choices. 175# again today. Red day yesterday (I bought and ate a caramel...
by jenji
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

175 today. Went running yesterday- 5k.

Breakfast - 1/2 burrito

Lunch - pasta with marinara and meatballs, broccoli, blueberries

Dinner - not sure
by jenji
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

173.5 again yesterday.

Green so far today.

* Breakfast - quite light for me. 1/2 yogurt, coffee with milk (2)
* Lunch - will go to supermarket hot bar.
* Dinner - I have ribs to cook, if I get home in time. If not, spaghetti.
by jenji
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Having a stretch with a lot of red days, poor accountability.

Current weight 173.5. Hoping to start tracking again daily.
by jenji
Wed May 29, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2592
Views: 779803

Re: automated eating tracker

automatedeating wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 1:54 pm

Jen, your comments really hit home with me. Thank you so much. I really can't tell you how nice it felt to feel your perfect empathy for me. Thank you. Can we go out for coffee? :lol: :lol:
Would love that. I am in the Boston area (Cambridge), just in case the opportunity arises.
by jenji
Tue May 28, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2592
Views: 779803

Re: automated eating tracker

I have some of the same feelings about my career, in the non-profit field. Shame and fear of failure can swoop down upon me suddenly. It's peculiar. I often have to remind myself that not many people could do a better job than I am doing. It's just hard work. One of my challenges is the "dual bottom...
by jenji
Thu May 16, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you consider a “special” day?
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: What do you consider a “special” day?

My birthday My kid's birthday My boyfriend's birthday Sometimes these fall on a weekend, so I don't have to claim them. I also take Halloween, Christmas, Hannukah night 1, Thanksgiving, and Valentine's Day. Then I sometimes take an S Day for an event that I'm hosting (e.g., I have a cocktail party a...
by jenji
Thu May 16, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

171# Thank you! I am making it through my busiest time of the year, one foot in front of the other. I have a big public speaking event next week, the second one this spring, which is a stress trigger for me. I also finished my overnight Ragnar relay (17 miles for me this time). Today I am trying out...
by jenji
Thu May 16, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2592
Views: 779803

Re: automated eating tracker

Ladybird, I bet you are absolutely right. I was just thinking last night that maybe I'd call my insurance today and learn about if any counseling is covered. I've always just paid out-of-pocket in the past, but I don't want to this time. Feeling weird about counseling this time, rather than excited...
by jenji
Tue May 07, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Jen - so true about the sleep. I have recently been really studying the damage that lack of sleep causes us.....literally every aspect of health. I hope you can get more rest!!! I got a few nights of 9+ hours, and I finally feel "caught up" on my sleep deficit. Interestingly, one of those nights, I...
by jenji
Tue May 07, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2592
Views: 779803

Re: automated eating tracker

Thursday, May 2 122.2 Kind of embarrassing thing happened. I shared some private things with my online coach and her reply made it pretty clear (in a very kind way) that she is a coach, not a counselor. Which of course I should have understood, but I felt filled with shame when I read her reply. My...
by jenji
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

We are back on meat! My kid wanted to try eating vegetarian for one month. When the month ended, she was ready to eat meat again. I am grilling lamb tonight. She ate brisket at Passover, too. :D It is a relief to me, because she doesn't really like a lot of carbs, so it was hard to put meals togethe...
by jenji
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

That is a toughie because fat is such a loaded word. It could be an adjective. Or a medical condition. Or a risk factor. Or a devastating personal judgement. I wish we could take the emotion out of it, but that doesn't seem likely, does it? My daughter is very tall, 5'11". She is so tired of, "YOU'...
by jenji
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Especially since having a daughter, I try to never talk in fatphobic ways about my body or anyone else's, but I failed at that this weekend. I was at a training event with all women, and I was talking about No S with a friend there who has been struggling with her eating. That's fine, but then she s...
by jenji
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

170# today. I've had some 168 and 169 days in between but didn't come on here. Red day yesterday. High stress time of year for me. Yesterday I cheated with dried mango as well as having warm haldi milk (sweetened, which is what makes it a cheat). I also was borderline red on Monday. I made sangria, ...
by jenji
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

False alarm on the weight loss restarting. My weight bounced back up to 170 after that, then back to 169. Oh well. I forgot to weigh today or yesterday. I took a yellow day for Purim, for the hamentaschen (little triangular cookies that my MIL send to us).

I also had a red day yesterday.
by jenji
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

We recently took the same choice for environmental reasons, but we opted for flexitarian, just to be yeah, flexible. We actually almost never eat meat, I sometimes eat a slice of parma ham, but it's nice to have that option open. And so far it's worked great! my son never liked beans before but, be...
by jenji
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

My kid asked to try out being a vegetarian for one month. She's worried about climate change. Unfortunately, she also really likes meat, so this could be a hard month. So far, we are eating a lot of beans, lentils, pasta, and cheese. I am trying to do it with her, except for lunch. I often eat a veg...
by jenji
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

169.5# today. Green yesterday, green so far today. I've been getting a lot of steps in, too. Wednesday night, I had only walked about 5,000 steps, and then my kid came home crying because she lost her phone while walking the neighbor's dog. We walked all over the snowy field where she lost it, in th...
by jenji
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

170# this morning

I have been sick and not getting enough sleep. I have another long night tonight but hope to get to bed early tomorrow night.
by jenji
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

I had middle of the night hot flashes for a while, but they subsided on their own. Other than that, menopause has been not bad. But I am also realizing that I just don't need as much food as I used to.
by jenji
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sharon's daily check-in
Replies: 309
Views: 31943

Re: Sharon's daily check-in

Maybe I could emulate you and add in some lunchtime walks. I like that idea but rarely do it.
by jenji
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help with No S on vacation
Replies: 12
Views: 3923

Re: Help with No S on vacation

I went on a cruise this summer, and I stuck with 3 meals. I also ended up taking about 3 S days out of the week. I honestly did not pre-plan them but allowed myself them when we were at restaurants ashore with particularly fun desserts, not at the regular cruise dessert offerings, which were reporte...
by jenji
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BackToThin's CheckIn
Replies: 34
Views: 3210

Re: BackToThin's CheckIn

Welcome! I also hate calorie counting. Luckily for me I hate it so much, I never did it for more than one week. I did not have the brain space for it with a demanding job and a kid. I have to do plenty of counting (money) at work. I cannot be wasting time on what exactly is in this creme fraiche and...
by jenji
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "but what do you do if you get hungry?"
Replies: 8
Views: 2128

Re: "but what do you do if you get hungry?"

I was definitely a victim of this American idea, that being hungry was the worst possible catastrophe. I remember when I was in labor, I forced myself to eat, because I had read somewhere how awful it was that they didn't feed you at the hospital until after the baby was born. My body knew what was ...
by jenji
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

170.5 Randomly got a period this weekend, resetting the menopause clock again. Technically you are not in menopause until you have not had a period for 12 months. I haven't been running at all for a few weeks, since I stopped the gym membership. I have done a few workouts - mostly walks and a ski da...
by jenji
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Green yesterday. We had pasta and marinara sauce for dinner with a slice of bread and artichoke dip, and an apple for dessert.

Breakfast today-
Raspberry buttermilk cake.

Lunch -
Supermarket sushi (salmon/avo maki)

Dinner?
by jenji
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

We celebrated Valentine's Day yesterday, so I took a yellow day and ate the chocolate and drank the sangria. Today will be a normal day.

Breakfast
Chicken, cucumber, clementine, coffee

Lunch
Pulled pork school lunch - full plate

Dinner
Bean burrito?
by jenji
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

YELLOW DAY - EARLY VALENTINE'S Day

Breakfast-
1/2 grapefruit, coffee, grapes, cukes

Lunch
Souvlaki sandwich, salad, coffee, clementine

Dinner
Fish, fried potato, broccoli, sangria
Dessert - chocolates
by jenji
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Sounds pretty fancy to have an intern! :wink: We are an agency that engages about 1,000 volunteers. We currently have 5 interns. I guess that is fancy, sort of. On the ground it looks more raggedy though. 170# Breakfast today- 1/2 English muffin with some jam (slight cheat), greek yogurt, coffee Lu...
by jenji
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Breakfast -
1/2 pc pizza, coffee

Lunch - taking my intern out to lunch, Indian buffet

Dinner - ? Ethiopian?
by jenji
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Today -
Breakfast - 1/2 piece of sourdough with Peanut butter
small pear
coffee

Lunch -
Turkey breast (roasted it last night), small pear, 1 piece sour dough, small serving tortilla chips

Dinner-
Sushi?
by jenji
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does the obesssion with food go away with Nos?
Replies: 18
Views: 3523

Re: Does the obesssion with food go away with Nos?

For me, the answer is yes. I do get the feeling Reinhard describes in the book, that because certain decisions are already made, I can put eating on auto-pilot more. And this has helped me be more productive at work and home, because not every time is for eating.
by jenji
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: One year testimonial
Replies: 15
Views: 5655

Re: One year testimonial

Dalia negra wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:22 am
Hi, jenji!

I forgot to tell you that I saw your photos and you are awesome. Congratulations!!!!
Thank you!
by jenji
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm upgrading the bulletin board...
Replies: 26
Views: 3904

Re: I'm upgrading the bulletin board...

I wasn't able to login to Habitcal either. I'm really just commenting here so that I am more likely to hear of any updates. Hoping it gets back up and running.
by jenji
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

I have about one meeting a week at night or on the weekend for work. Then I am on several committees or boards that are my own fault, which have night meetings. Then the kid activities.
by jenji
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Re: Jen's checkin thread

170# today. Yesterday Breakfast - chili Lunch - power bowl - oats, etc. Clementine, cole slaw. Dinner - Steak, French bread with artichoke spread, French bread with Peanut butter, and greens. Cup of warm milk before bed. Today Breakfast - oatmeal and blueberries, coffee Lunch - chili, kumquat I forg...
by jenji
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Still at 168# today. Yesterday dinner was as planned except that I didn't make rice, and instead we had slices of baguette with artichoke spread. Green day. Today Breakfast from Whole Foods hot bar - coffee, scrambled eggs, 1 slice bacon, quinoa, roasted asparagus and yellow peppers Lunch - maybe In...
by jenji
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2185
Views: 985459

Is there any kind of exercise that you enjoy, oolala? I can't remember but feel as though you might've mentioned dance before?
by jenji
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Dinner last night was pizza and salad. I did a tiny cheat, but I'm going to call it green because it was very small. I had 1/2 a Girl Scout cookie - split it with my kid. Today breakfast - greek yogurt (plain), with a sliver of raspberry cake, clementine, coffee with milk lunch - kale and bacon soup...
by jenji
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Emmanuella's daily check in
Replies: 51
Views: 4372

Hang in there! You will make mistakes as you get used to this way of eating.
by jenji
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Two weeks into NO S ....
Replies: 7
Views: 1623

I've honestly never found a diet so easy. When we have mentioned to friends about No snacks.... they immediately say 'Oh I couldn't do that'. It is far easier than I expected and we are both loving the sense of accomplishment, and already some improved energy levels. :) Yes, a lot of people seem to...
by jenji
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Two weeks into NO S ....
Replies: 7
Views: 1623

Re: Two weeks into NO S ....

Hello folks, Just thought I'd share my experiences so far.... 14 days on the No S (vanilla style) and I LOVE IT! I spend SO much less time fretting and mithering over food - it has been mentally so simple to have 3 square meals a day, no snacks, sweets or seconds and then enjoy the treats at the we...
by jenji
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

168# today.

Breakfast - Raspberry cake - this recipe, but I skip the sugar on top. https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food ... ake-353616, coffee, some lamb
Lunch - power bowl with oats, greens, and lamb
Dinner - pizza, I think
by jenji
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

I've been overwhelmed lately and need to slow down. The ironic thing is that the pace often makes me less efficient at work, rather than more efficient. I bang out a ton of content, but it is less important content. Also, my kid is over-committed, and I waste brain space and time either trying to fe...
by jenji
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

oolala53 wrote:I hope the nightmares weren't about eating.
No, I actually don’t have stress or fears about that, thankfully.
by jenji
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Yesterday was a green day, only because I was too tired to get up and eat more. I wanted to cheat, but I wanted to sit on the couch more than that. So, victory. I have not been exercising much. My normal walking is about 5,500-6000 steps, which is what I've been doing. Dinner was pizza. Today - Brea...
by jenji
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: One year testimonial
Replies: 15
Views: 5655

Congratulations Jenji! Your testimony is absolutely inspiring, I'm very happy for you! Thanks Soprano and Reinhard! I also posted on the Facebook page with photos and a graph. May I take a look at it? I think I'm in that group, how can I find it? If you scroll through the photos on the Facebook gro...
by jenji
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Well, it was a red day yesterday. Got home from my “fast pitch†event feeling anxious. Ate another piece of pizza (pepperoni and broccoli) and a bite of granola. I have another night event tonight, although I’ve hit my limit on desire to leave the house at night. I just want to be in my cozy h...
by jenji
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 86108

Well, it was a red day yesterday. Got home from my “fast pitch†event feeling anxious. Ate another piece of pizza (pepperoni and broccoli) and a bite of granola. I have another night event tonight, although I’ve hit my limit on desire to leave the house at night. I just want to be in my cozy ho...