Search found 1027 matches

by carolejo
Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

it's been a while... again.

Hello! Daniel Aiden David Parkinson has just turned ONE! Born 13th April 2011, at 10lb 2oz, on his Grandad's birthday (hence the extra 'David'). The doctors were worried he might have blood sugar issues (panicked cos he was so big) but there was no such problem, no gestational diabetes or anything d...
by carolejo
Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Just a quick note to say, nearly 30 weeks pregnant now & everything still going well.

I've recently developed a chocolate addiction, which I really should try to restict, but apart from that, nothing of note to report.

Greetings to all, and thanks for all your good wishes,
love C. xxx
by carolejo
Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

20 week scan was yesterday, and we have a totally clean bill of health!!! All the right bits are attached in the right places & everything is working properly. Baby Fiver is definitely a little boy - he's not shy about flashing his wedding tackle & was certainly letting it all hang out in there. :lo...
by carolejo
Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Hello!! Thanks for your reply, Deb. Today I went to see the regular midwife for the first time. It was lovely - she was sooooo pleased to see me, she was practically dancing round the room in glee! 8) She gave us another quick scan, straightaway we could see baby Fiver WAVING its arms & legs at us! ...
by carolejo
Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

I can now report that today I had an ultrasound scan, at 6 weeks 3 days. I have a little baby on board with a little beating heart! So far so good, everything looks just perfect. There's a long way still to go of course, and no guarantees, but this is certainly a most excellent beginning. love to al...
by carolejo
Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Still hanging in there. *fingers crossed* oddly, my weight is still going down, although I'm actively NOT trying to do anything about it now I'm pregnant. Still, if I can sit out the first trimester without gaining much if anything, that has to be a good thing, right? But don't worry. I won't be goi...
by carolejo
Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Hello everyone, This is just to let you know, the last 2 days my (very early) pregnancy tests have been positive! Very faint, but unmistakable lines. For some reason, I can't seem to get my head around it all, properly. Normal service will resume shortly, I hope. I'll also post a longer entry with s...
by carolejo
Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

The trousers I posted about on 15th July - well, I'm wearing them today again.

Guess what? I just found out I can take them on & off without undoing them! Give it another week at this rate, and they'll be TOO BIG for me already!!!!

Mad, but fun, dontchathink...?! :twisted:

C. xxx
by carolejo
Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 552916

Hi Deb,

glad to hear it's still going OK & you're headed in the right direction!

didn't want to 'read & run' so I'm just dropping you a note to say "Hi" *waves*

love C. xxx
by carolejo
Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Reinhard's Sample Check In
Replies: 400
Views: 443776

Happy wedding anniversary for yesterday, Reinhard!
9 years together is very S-worthy indeed. 8)
C. xxx
by carolejo
Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Hello again lovely Nossers, I lost that final KG to put me in the 'Overweight' category, and therefore I am NO LONGER OBESE!!! Go me! Go me! Go me!!! :D This is very exclamation-mark-worthy!!!!!!!!! 8) I was especially pleased with myself on Wednesday evening because I was away at a work party with ...
by carolejo
Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

I thought you might like to know that today I'm wearing a pair of trousers that I've owned for 6 years...

...I'm wearing them for the first time since I moved to the Netherlands, 5 years ago! I am finally the right size to fit into them again!

W000t w000t!!!! :D
C. xxx
by carolejo
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Hello again everyone. Well, I'm still doing OK in the grand scheme of things as far as NoS goes, but I've really been struggling these past couple of days. It seems so stupid, given everything that is at stake here - the last thing I want is to sabotage myself, so why am I drawn towards an armful of...
by carolejo
Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Hi Shannah, no, not too personal a question at all! It's just that being pregnant is not compatible with losing weight. Of course it *is* compatible with sensible eating (which I always do when I'm pregnant anyway) but as I'll be 35 soon, I just don't feel as if I want to wait a whole year & focus o...
by carolejo
Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

the prize for the most 'off topic & sparodically updated' daily check-in goes to... Hello again, fellow Nossers. Wel, I'm afraid my rollercoaster ride still hasn't come to an end. 'Maybebaby' didn't make it either. I went for my first utrasound scan at approx 9 weeks and found out that the baby had ...
by carolejo
Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

News...

Hello again everyone. I've not been around much, I'm sure you understand why. I just wanted to pop on here though & let you all know that I'm pregnant again - "MaybeBaby" is expected on 23rd October 2010. It's still very early days (6 weeks) but I'm determined to enjoy it, no matter how long it last...
by carolejo
Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Very sad news.

Our little girl, Caitlin Elizabeth Parkinson, died at 12:54am on 4th October, after just 30 hours with us.

There are no words to describe how we feel.

C. xxx
by carolejo
Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Hi everyone, thanks so much for your messages of support, and for your good wishes & prayers. Tuesday I had my regular midwife appointment. These are now essentially redundant as my antenatal care will be handled by the AMC (Academisch medisch centrum - the teaching hospital in Amsterdam) instead. S...
by carolejo
Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Update - Some very bad news.

Hi guys, Just to let you know, I had my 21 week scan last week on Wednesday and we got some very bad news. Our unborn little girl, Caitlin Elizabeth, has a very serious heart defect called "Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome" or HLHS for short. This is about as bad as it gets - this condition is 100% f...
by carolejo
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Hi Thalia, Thanks! Now all I have to do is try & chill out & enjoy it, instead of stressing about whether or not this one is really "sticky". It's something genuinely out of my control, in any case. :) Deb - I can well believe you still have the roll of film - I'm sooo terrible at remembering to get...
by carolejo
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 552916

Hi Deb, The number is not important. What's important is that you're facing up to it & doing something about it, instead of ignoring it. Good for you for getting out there in the fresh air. Here it's still pretty cold out, but it's getting lighter & lighter every day & I can feel spring is just arou...
by carolejo
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Hi Folks, Been a long time again, hasn't it? Well, after my 2 miscarriages, I decided to do everything possible to get as fit & healthy as I could, so really stuck to it all properly & sensibly, and managed to lose 5 kgs in 3 months. I'm happy to report that I'm getting fatter again now, but it's fo...
by carolejo
Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

another long gap...

Hi guys, just to let you know that I'm still out here, still being about 70% "good" about nossing. :) It would take too long & too much space to give any real detail about what I've been up to, but the short version is that I'm still in NL, still rushing round like a lunatic, but sadly had 2 miscarr...
by carolejo
Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

I know it's probably a cop-out, but I decided that today is an S for "sick" day.

But no, I'm not stuffing myself, all the same.
by carolejo
Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

officially sick! I have shingles. :x Ouchy-pain, but otherwise no major problems. I guess it's a warning-shot and my body is trying to tell me to slow down a little :lol: Oh well. there's not a lot I can do about it all. Doc says I would be justified in taking 2 weeks off work, but I really don't fa...
by carolejo
Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

NoS stuff-up - can of coke with my lunch yesterday.

Tja. Failure so marked as such on HabitCal, but it's really minor stuff. :)
by carolejo
Sun Oct 14, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: change my location...
Replies: 4
Views: 7071

a-HA! Fixed. Thanks. :D

So why are 'games' such a terrible hobby then? I know it's a little geeky to be 30-something and still love to play board games, but even so...
by carolejo
Sun Oct 14, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: i thought I'd say...
Replies: 1
Views: 3376

Hi yourself! and welcome to the site.

Hope you find it useful and helpful. I certainly have.
by carolejo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:23 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Personal Punch Cards Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 76792

Due to my long absence, I've only just seen this. Must admit it's an exciting idea that might just help me get some kind of control back - I'm currently working an average 62 hour week, with a contractual 40 hours and unpaid overtime... (yes, I know. I'm a mug. But bizarrely I really enjoy what I do...
by carolejo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: change my location...
Replies: 4
Views: 7071

change my location...

Hi Reinhard,

I wanted to change my location from Amsterdam to Hilversum (we moved house) but the board thinks I'm a spam-bot and won't let me!! :lol:

Please Help.
C.
by carolejo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

2 good days. That's dispite living in a hotel and dining out on the company expense account.

Go me!
by carolejo
Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 552916

Hang in there!

Thinking of you.
C.
by carolejo
Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Thanks Reinhard! It's nice to be back in the driving seat again. 8) So, yesterday was a failure, but it was small and controlled (one mini KitKat bar with my lunch - given to me by a new colleague from Greece). Not great, but at least I didn't use it as an excuse to go 'all out'. C. PS: Hi Deb, I ch...
by carolejo
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

So....

Well, I really went off the rails for a long time, but I'm back on track again, with a whole WEEK of sucesses on my new Habit Calendar :D Life in general is still crazy-busy, still conducting one-woman-world-tours of western Europe on a weekly basis and so on. I've never really given up. This is def...
by carolejo
Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Hey Reinhard! Thanks for your comment. I listened to your podcast the other day. Now I know what you sound like as well. AND one of your cats chimed in near the end, that was cute too! 8) Well Deb, waddayaknow? The Boy & I decided to do something slightly crazy - burn some of these free hotel nights...
by carolejo
Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Hi All! well, a very very long time away for me! I have been peaking at stuff on the board every now and then, but my work life has exploded into total craziness (travelling all over the place, 2 or 3 nights a week in hotels, every day a different meeting, 55 to 60 hours a week - yeauch! :lol: ) so ...
by carolejo
Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Link to AA no the No S page
Replies: 3
Views: 5523

This is a very interesting discussion thread, I think. Let me just say that I have (fortunately) NO experience of Alcoholism or AA, either directly or indirectly, but I did always wonder about how you could ever develop a healthy relationship with ANYTHING if it was effectively totally banned for yo...
by carolejo
Wed May 31, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 552916

*hugs* I think I can see what you mean about the fear involved in moving one's life forward. Sometimes its as if I can't allow myself to enjoy my current reality fully because I'm worried that it won't last or something - which is just stupid!!! :wink: On funky-ass dreams - my subconsious has always...
by carolejo
Fri May 26, 2006 10:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 552916

Hey Deb! FANTASTIC news generally. Never mind the guy, he obviously doesn't know a good thing when he sees one, so you're better off out of it! :P Glad the job is going so well and that the gym membership is good too. Now you'll see Guruji Larry lots more times a week again, which is always good for...
by carolejo
Wed May 24, 2006 8:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harpista's Check-In
Replies: 116
Views: 69179

I think your strategy for your holiday sounds like a good one. I don't know how much time off you get in Canada (in the US I know it's terrible and they get something like 2 weeks a year only!). As a lucky European, I get 5 weeks holiday a year, so it's a big deal. I also do a lot of travelling for ...
by carolejo
Wed May 24, 2006 7:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is it really that easy?
Replies: 6
Views: 3526

Hi Tskb,

I'd just like to second what these guys have already said. YES it is that simple. Really.

BUT NO, it isn't that easy!! Although it does get a bit easier over time.

Hope you decide to try it out for yourself.
Best of luck,
C.
by carolejo
Tue May 23, 2006 8:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

we-ell... The rest of the day was WORSE. 3 cookies became 5 and then I ate a snickers bar whilst I was out at Dutch class. Don't feel very well, actually. I've got a sore throat and itchy ears that I've had since Sunday morning. I thought it was just because I watched the Eurovision Song Contest Par...
by carolejo
Mon May 22, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

My weight has gone UP. Don't know why this should surprise me. I've hardly been the NoS poster child in the last month :roll: Still. So what did I do to start correcting this trend...? Eat 3 cookies after my lunch, thats what. Just cos there were there!!! :evil: Oddly, I don't even feel very annoyed...
by carolejo
Fri May 19, 2006 6:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

I've been quite good this week, for a change!
Overall, I give myself an 8 out of 10 for NoS. 80% success.
I give myself a 6 out of 10 for exercising - could do better!

Have a nice weekend everyone,
C.
by carolejo
Wed May 17, 2006 6:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

French peaches. Yummy, flavoursome, juicy, sweet.

Was quite good yesterday although not perfect. Did eat a couple of slices of bread before my meal in the restaurant, but didn't have any other extras. All in all, not a bad quantity of food.

C.
by carolejo
Wed May 17, 2006 6:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: wine?
Replies: 4
Views: 2971

There is no actual ruling on alcohol. Reinhard himself is rather fond of an occasional and limited quantity of beer and has a system called 'glass ceiling' whereby you put a 2 drink limit on it per day. I personally think 2 glasses of wine is OK. 3 or 4 glasses is probably pushing it though, but eit...
by carolejo
Tue May 16, 2006 5:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Dank je wel, Deb! Het was een mooie dag. :wink: Well, it was a SUCCESS. So day 1 to me again. AND I was insanely happy yesterday afternoon and nearly sang and danced around the Albert Heijn (Supermarket) cos PEACHES ARE BACK!!! Oooh, I've missed peaches. I've been wanting to eat peaches for months n...
by carolejo
Mon May 15, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

OK. My plan is to get back on track for real. Several weeks of half-essed behaviour - whilst not resulting in any drastic radical weight gain - have not really been doing the job for me. I now need to focus. If I have to do this '1 step at a time, 6 steps in a day' for a while, then so be it. So far...
by carolejo
Fri May 12, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Oh dear! I have broken the rules at least once on EVERY SINGLE DAY THIS WEEK. And most days the week before as well. I could take a little consolation in the fact that my 'sins' are much lesser things than pre-noS, so I haven't sacked it in completely. Not good though. Not good at all! :shock: I'm a...
by carolejo
Wed May 10, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jennifer's Daily Check-in
Replies: 58
Views: 28410

Yay!!!

Good for you for picking it back up again. That's exactly what I need to do too.

Hope everything gets a bit better and a lot less stressful soon.
C.
by carolejo
Wed May 10, 2006 6:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Hi Reinhard! My dutch 'sit up and beg' style bicycle doesn't have any newfangled additions like gears. Mind you, there are no hills here, so it's unnecessary really. :) I've also been bike rangering - as we don't have a car over here, the bike is my primary mode for collecting groceries / going into...
by carolejo
Tue May 09, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Thanks guys! I'm proud of me too! :) S day yesterday because it was our 2nd wedding anniversary. Yay! Today I'm trying to get back into NoS by making sure that my meals are extra yummy. Cue Sushi rolls for lunch then. I've gotten quite good at making these now, so it doesn't take hours and hours any...
by carolejo
Mon May 08, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Well, that was a nice weekend... About time I knuckled back down though. At least I've started back up on my "marathon" training. Managed to jog a whole 1km without stopping on Saturday for the first time ever. I think that might actually be the longest distance I've ever run in one go in my whole l...
by carolejo
Mon May 08, 2006 7:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: An idea for No-S Testimonials or result pages
Replies: 6
Views: 3709

If I had a 'results' or 'personal milestones' page, I'd certainly use it. I like the idea that the person concerned could choose what they considered to be newsworthy and inspiring.

C.
by carolejo
Fri May 05, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 552916

*HUGS*

Glad you're carving out some meditation time. Hope everything settles again soon and that you get well quickly. It's a pain in the ass about the job, but everything does happen for a reason, so hang in there. In the meantime, do what you can to stay grounded.

Lots of love
C. xxx
by carolejo
Thu May 04, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

eeee! It's nice to be home again. :D Its very very warm though. 26 degrees (thats 79 degrees F for you heathens on the other side of the pond who haven't worked out how to deal in metric like the rest of the world has) INSIDE my appartment with all the doors and windows open! Funny kind of 'Northern...
by carolejo
Wed May 03, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: misplacedpeg's daily check-in
Replies: 14
Views: 8119

also i keep forgetting that unless you eat fruit on its own you should not eat it last in a meal...so need to make mental note to self for next time...fruit first or no fruit at all!!!!! there! I too have seen quite a lot written about this current 'best theory' that because the fruit transits your...
by carolejo
Wed May 03, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

well, I'm still here! But seem to have tapered off on the posting recently. Probably cos everything is very crazy at the moment with tons of travel and so on. I did a quick count up and in the past week I've only spent 2 nights sleeping in my own bed! And I've only spent a total of 15 hours in my ow...
by carolejo
Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

well, I'm back now. My laptop got hit by a nasty computer virus and I was offline for pretty much a whole week!!! Sorry if you wrote to me and I didn't reply yet. I will try to catch up at some point very soon. NoS - Well, I've been BAD. But still not terrible. Redo, refocus and keep on going though...
by carolejo
Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

It's not been too bad a week all things considered. I've not been a textbook nosser, and my SG schedule is a bit wobbly, but hey. Still in there. Also been doing LOTS of Urban bike-Rangering (is it possible to fall in love with a mode of transport...?) Today I went with my downstairs neighbour and g...
by carolejo
Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: New to Shovelglove!
Replies: 11
Views: 9256

Hey! Another UPSer!

I don't get to pick anything up though. I model supply chain structures on computer for large multinational client companies. Most people (including those who work for UPS) don't even know that we do that! :)

C.
by carolejo
Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 552916

Hey you!!! Sorry, I've been remiss at actually checking things this week. You're looking good though! :D

Glad to hear it's going so well. Take care of yourself and don't get too manic on our asses though :P

love C.
by carolejo
Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Well, one piece of good news at least this week - I got my Dutch test results back last night and I get to skip a level and go up to the intermediate classes. Yay! Go me!! :lol: Generally behaving well with NoS this week too. No SG though so far since easter and no proper 'marathon training' :? , al...
by carolejo
Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Hi All. Easter was OK, but none of us were in a very holiday mood as my little sister had some trouble on the Saturday night and went to hospital. She was 10 and a half weeks pregnant, only they couldn't find a foetal heartbeat on the scan. She's undergoing a miscarriage. It was very early on, of co...
by carolejo
Fri Apr 14, 2006 6:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

It's good friday, which feels like it should be an S day - but I'm working a normal day today (it's NOT a holiday in the Netherlands!!) so it feels like it shouldn't be. ...I'm gonna stick with this as an N day, but relax the rules this evening when the Boy gets home. I think that's a reasonable com...
by carolejo
Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 10ch's Daily Check In
Replies: 33
Views: 18916

Please feel free to add me. I'll add you back as well.
C.
by carolejo
Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: H G Check-in
Replies: 166
Views: 78367

Whooo!

*salivates*

C.
by carolejo
Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Well, my Dutch test went OK I think - I'll find out next Wednesday how I did as the tutor took the script home to mark. Nothing too taxing though. Behaved well for NoS yesterday, did my SG workout and cycled to town and back (25 minutes each way). Haven't done any running since Monday though :? as e...
by carolejo
Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 10ch's Daily Check In
Replies: 33
Views: 18916

the 'lack of results' thing gets to a lot of people - me included. The problem is that if you haven't got much more to lose, it's gonna take a long time to go, but in comparison to the earlier days, it feels so slow that you wonder if anything is actually happening! I try not to let it bother me whe...
by carolejo
Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 10ch's Daily Check In
Replies: 33
Views: 18916

The check in's what did it this time again. I wonder what will happen when the 21 days are up and the check in accountability isn't as big of a deal (at least to me). Maybe that's when the habit part will kick in and I can rely on that (plus the knowledge that I made it x number of days w/o snacks ...
by carolejo
Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jennifer's Daily Check-in
Replies: 58
Views: 28410

YAY Jennifer!!!!!

Top effort. Well done.
:D

C.
by carolejo
Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Shopping
Replies: 3
Views: 2591

We used to do something similar to Jan when we lived in Leeds. However, the Netherlands' lack of large supermarkets and our living arrangements (no car) made that totally unworkable here. Also, I'm not very good at deciding what I fancy eating a week in advance, so rarely make up a meal plan. I just...
by carolejo
Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Cheated today and had a small portion of dark chocolate with my lunch. Other than that, I've been pretty well behaved. Done some kind of exercise every single day too. Walked my butt off on Friday and Sunday, and did the hash run yesterday as well. My hamstrings actually felt a bit tight from all th...
by carolejo
Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Oooh no! The 10K run is 15th OCTOBER. I've got about 6 months to get properly in shape for that. ...speaking of which, I really do need to sit down and work out a training schedule. Makes me tired even to think of it! :lol: *yawn* Yesterday was a lot of business travel again, but I was good and foll...
by carolejo
Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:18 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: No Can Do No Name
Replies: 12
Views: 10762

I do no name with the head of the sledge in my upturned palm. My other hand stabilises the wooden handle of the sledge by holding it loosely and close to my elbow. The rest of the handle sticks out behind me.

...but then I'm *only* a puny GIRL! :twisted:

C.
by carolejo
Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Schnebit's Daily Check-in
Replies: 14
Views: 8380

Hi Schnebit, just wanted to chip in say that - although I don't want to rain on your parade - this is a fairly slow way to lose weight. Most people lose weight healthily and sustainably on this plan but unless they have literally hundreds of pounds to lose, they'll lose about 1 pound a week, on aver...
by carolejo
Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Cheers Sunshine! at the moment I mostly walk the hashes, rather than run them. Our trails are set with plenty of false trails and checkpoints to keep the 'front running bastards' occupied until well after us walkers arrive. :twisted: On a bike - we call that 'bashing' and it would earn me an extra '...
by carolejo
Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 19
Views: 7958

a pisser - somebody or something that 'Pisses you off', ie, makes you angry. :twisted:

I love all this "English as a foreign language for Americans" stuff!! :lol:

C.
by carolejo
Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flsun checkin
Replies: 111
Views: 40920

hi sunny! Well, if I'm not the queen, then at least I'm the crown princess of falling off the waggon and getting straight back on it! I must have 'restarted' at least 50 times by now. :) I don't think of it as restarting though. It's a continuous process and yesterday's no-so-good behaviour doesn't ...
by carolejo
Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Well, I sinned slightly yesterday. I had a fruit flavoured candystick and a block of chocolate about an inch square in the evening, when I got back from aerobics. Tja.

Onwards with today!
I can feel those crunchies from yesterday a little too much for my liking though. Oh well.

C.
by carolejo
Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove testimonials page
Replies: 8
Views: 16045

heee! :D

I'm on there too! That's a major incentive for me to keep it up too, for some reason.

Thanks Reinhard!
C.
by carolejo
Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 19
Views: 7958

ps... Love your posts, you are a pisser! LOL!!
Deb, I hope that means something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT to you yanks than it does in British English! :lol:

*divided by a common language*
C.
by carolejo
Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simon's Daily Check-In
Replies: 59
Views: 29391

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Hi Simon,

I'm enjoying your checkin thread already!

Sounds like you're really setting yourself up to succeed here. Afterall, a sense of humour about it all definately helps.

Welcome to NoS and SG, by the way. Hope it becomes for you what you want it to be.

All the best,
C.
by carolejo
Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 552916

W0000t! w000t! It's great when you actually get a bit of the money you paid already in taxes in the past back to help you out when you really need it. It's horrible to have to ask, but sometimes you need a helping hand and in this case it was definately worth it. And I'm really glad you get to stay ...
by carolejo
Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Well, yesterday was a SUCCESS. I helped to set the trail for the hash yesterday, so I actually walked the entire course TWICE. By my reckoning, that was about 12km in total. Phew! The biggest thing was, I DIDN'T EAT any of the FREE snacks at the end of the run. I held off till afterwards and came ho...
by carolejo
Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

mmmm. Nice weekend. Don't think I went too crazy, either, although that was definately NOT a "glass ceiling" level of red wine on Saturday night!! :lol: Needless to say, yesterday was a very lazy Sunday.

Well, it's Monday, so back on it.
C.
by carolejo
Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's (Mo's) Daily Check In
Replies: 77
Views: 38363

Hang in there!

You can do this.
C.
by carolejo
Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Hi Beck, Thanks for that. I took a look at your blog - I'm AWESTRUCK. You've really come a very long way, mentally as well as physically. There were some really neat observations in there. I'm sort of doing something like interval training at the moment. I can manage half a kilometer at a stretch, t...
by carolejo
Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The "diet" in No S
Replies: 6
Views: 4100

Hey Beck, That is such a cool definition, and I agree it totally fits with NoS. I never thought of this as a 'diet' like "special types and / or quantities of things to eat" but more as a "diet" as in "what do you eat and how do you live?" and this is the proof! I shall remember this and pass it on ...
by carolejo
Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Well, I went shopping yesterday evening so now we have FOOD in the house again! :lol: Yesterday was a SUCCESS. I was totally NoS and I also did 14 minutes of SG. W00t! w000000t!!!! This evening it's time for my third training jog for the "marathon" 10k. Right now, I'd be doing well if I could run a ...
by carolejo
Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do you guys make it through the day?
Replies: 19
Views: 8358

If you make sure that you stick to your ONE plate of food at a meal, then you can't overeat. If you think your plate looks disgustingly overloaded, it might very well be, but don't worry too much, cos that will sort itself out once your body gets used to only eating at fixed times each day. Oftentim...
by carolejo
Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thank you and No S is unbelievable!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 7368

Hi Becky! Just wanted to chime in with a big CONGRATULATIONS! :D This is awesome. I'm so glad it's working out so well for you. I have a good friend who, rather than going veggie has decided only to eat organic, humanely reared and slaughtered, meats which she buys from her local farmers market and ...
by carolejo
Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A New Challenge to No-S for Me
Replies: 6
Views: 3073

I think it looks alright to me. It would definately all fit on 3 of my platefuls.
C.
by carolejo
Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Silverstorm's Daily Check-In
Replies: 10
Views: 7084

Glad to hear it went OK for you. Seriously though, when I started out also thought that I wouldn't make it through. I 'allowed' myself up to two extra portions of fruit or raw veg every day if I wanted them, surplus to my 3 meals. Starting out, I ate at least one of these most days, but now I hardly...
by carolejo
Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

One meal at a time. That's my thought for today. Lunch was a bit large (an avocado, 2 big fat sausages and 2 slices of nice dutch soft dark multigrain bread with seeds and stuff in) but then I couldn't finish it anyway and left half a sausage and half a slice of bread. :idea: Huh. Pause for thought....
by carolejo
Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 232553

Ooopsie! Yesterday evening, I have mostly been eating CHOCOLATE. :lol: :oops: :lol: Oh well. Time to get straight back to it. This morning's breakfast was leftover homemade sushi rolls with avocado and tunafish, swilled down with a gallon of English Tea. Not a chocolate bar in sight. Why is it that ...
by carolejo
Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Silverstorm's Daily Check-In
Replies: 10
Views: 7084

(why am I so afraid of feeling hungry?) Hi Silverstorm, Here comes some (unsolicited) advice. Feel free to ignore it if you like! :) These days we're so isolated from normal, healthy and usual hunger feelings that we've almost forgotten how it feels. So, when you get hungry for the first time in a ...
by carolejo
Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 10ch's Daily Check In
Replies: 33
Views: 18916

Hiya and welcome!

Sounds like you're off to a great start. Hope this works as well for you as it is for me.

C.
by carolejo
Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Happy Tenth Birthday Richard!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 5963

Happy Birthday Richard!

Hope you have a great day of celebrating.

love C. xxx
by carolejo
Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dusty's Diary - A Dog's Tale
Replies: 3
Views: 3892

Hey Dusty! So glad you decided to do this for your mom. Tell her from me, she doesn't need to be embarassed at all - us humans are not as smart as you dogs and we mess up a lot. Most people who've been here for a while have come and gone a few times too, so when she's ready to re-appear herself she'...