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by Candace
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Wednesday, September 11th

Breakfast (late): McDonald's bacon, egg and cheese biscuit, coffee with cream
Lunch: no lunch
Small glass of milk in the afternoon.
Dinner: half of a poke bowl (shared with husband), and roasted carrots and potatoes
Spoonful of greek yogurt before bed.
by Candace
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Haley's daily check in
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Re: Haley's daily check in

Welcome, Haley! Best of luck with No-S and especially with the sick kiddos. I'm relatively new myself, having been around for a few months now. I'm finding No-S to be the most sane way I've ever tried to lose weight. Hey, eat three times a day, and only indulge once in a while. Who knew it could be ...
by Candace
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2635
Views: 795910

Re: automated eating tracker

That's pretty interesting about the decision whether or not to color your hair. I'm not ready to embrace my gray, so color it is for me. However, about a year ago I stopped paying a salon colorist to do it, and now do it myself using eSalon. It's a bit awkward at first to do it oneself, but the resu...
by Candace
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 90752

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Wow, you do a ton of walking. That has to be really good for you.

I'm politically active as well, though I've been taking a bit of a break lately. It does become necessary. Good on you for caring.
by Candace
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Thank you automatedeating and jenji! Back from vacation. We had a wonderful time. Colorado has so many wonderful things to do. We also got to hang out a lot with an old friend and his girlfriend, which was soul-filling. Somehow, I managed to get through a two-week vacation and not gain any weight. I...
by Candace
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 642
Views: 89268

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Wow, this is great.
by Candace
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Hi all. I've been on vacation since 8/27 and will be back on 9/10. No S has gone mostly out the window while on vacation. I'm trying to limit portions, but snacking is very hard to avoid. Also tonight (an N day) we're going to a nice French restaurant with friends. We'll almost definitely have desse...
by Candace
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Congratulations on the weight loss! That is awesome! I know what you mean about wanting to make it a sustainable way of eating. I think about that a lot too. Thanks Pinkhippie! Sunday, August 25th, S-Day Breakfast: Waffle House scrambled eggs, shared grits, one piece of bacon, half a piece of toast...
by Candace
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

lpearlmom wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:49 pm
Congrats on the weight loss! 🎊
Thanks!
by Candace
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2635
Views: 795910

Re: automated eating tracker

Writing in a journal (as you know) is also a great way to process feelings. I write in a private one. I often find that I didn't realize just how I felt until I started writing, and I would get layers deeper than before putting pen to paper. I also find myself feeling compelled to veer off into prob...
by Candace
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Saturday, August 24th Breakfast: shared Huevos Rancheros egg scramble, half a big piece of toast, a few grapes, shared cafe au lait. Protein bar. Chicken and quinoa stew with egg. Tea. Coffee with milk and sugar. Two large chocolate chip cookies. Half an orange. Blueberries doused with sugar. Anothe...
by Candace
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Congratulations on your loss Jx Thank you Soprano! I've been giving some thought to how these past couple of months have represented the start of how I should eat for the rest of my life. It's early days yet, of course. But I want this way of eating to be sustainable, assuming I land at a weight th...
by Candace
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

automatedeating wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:48 pm
Whoop-whoop for 149! :-) I bet you felt a bit giddy when you saw that number.
I am pretty happy, yes. It's really nice to be below 150. But mostly, it's really nice that No-S is helping me lose weight, as are the lovely ladies of this Board.
by Candace
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 30594

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I think it's smart to bend your routine to fit in with your family. Putting yourself at odds with the rest of the family would be difficult.
by Candace
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

And S Days will be here when you open your eyes to the morning. :-) Yaaaas. It's pretty cool that just knowing I *can* snack or have a sweet, means I feel better even when I don't do those things. I weighed in today for the first time in three weeks. I lost two pounds, going from 151 to 149. Hooray...
by Candace
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Friday , 8/23 Breakfast: eggs, half a bell pepper, half of a peach. Latte at Panera. Lunch: chicken and quinoa stew with egg. Blueberries. Tea. Milk with protein powder. Dinner: rice and beans with stir fried chicken. One quarter of a bell pepper. One Truly spiked seltzer. Boy, am I ready for S-days.
by Candace
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2635
Views: 795910

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, I think you should bring it up with your therapist so she/he can set your mind at ease. I'm not a clinician or even a medical provider, but aren't a couple of signs of narcissism 1) Not caring about other peoples' feelings except as a means of manipulating them and 2) already thinking they're ...
by Candace
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 30594

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Candace - what a great service! I am going to look into this!!!! A border collie? My heart! :-) Have fun in Denver! And to both of you - I think most of us on this forum need a good deal of fat and protein at meals. My ectomorph friends & coworkers that are highly insulin sensitive and super skinny...
by Candace
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 30594

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Auto and Pink -- if either of you decide to sign up for TrustedHousesitters, we can both get free membership months if I refer you. I would probably pay twice what they're asking per year, so if you decide to sign up without a referral that's great too -- just letting you know about it in case you w...
by Candace
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2635
Views: 795910

Re: automated eating tracker

{snip} 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 prob...
by Candace
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 30594

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Hi Pinkhippie, It sounds like you and I have similar needs for protein and fat at our meals. Unless I have enough of both, I end up hangry soon after. It sucks, because sometimes I'd like to have some pizza or pasta, or even just a bunch of veggies or even some lean meat, and it just doesn't do the ...
by Candace
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1278599

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Best of luck with the Dream Academy and all things college. I remember being a handful to my parents at that age, though for entirely different reasons. It kills me when I remember how completely ungrateful I was at that age. I'm so grateful now, and tell my parents often, but I bet I deserved to ge...
by Candace
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Thursday, 8/22 Breakfast: eggs, half a bell pepper, half a small orange. Coffee with whole milk. Lunch: stew of chicken, quinoa, and veggies. Blueberries. Coffee with whole milk. Milk with protein powder. Little bit of milk. Dinner: yummy restaurant fried pickles, and shrimp with cheesy grits and sa...
by Candace
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 30594

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oooh, another "walk/run" kind of gal! :-) Last fall I started walk/jogging - it was originally a way to rehabilitate my dog (long story) but my plan was to just go whatever pace he set so that I didn't over or under exercise him. Well, dogs trot, and then sniff, and then trot, and then sniff. So ac...
by Candace
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Wednesday, 8/21

Breakfast: eggs, bell pepper, half an orange.
Coffee with whole milk.
Lunch: stew of chicken, quinoa, tomatoes and string beans in veggie broth. Blueberries.
Tea with lemon.
Milk with protein powder
Dinner: same as lunch.
by Candace
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 30594

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Hi Pinkhippies! +1 to Auto's tip about having something between lunch and dinner. I started having a glass of whole milk, with or without protein powder, at around 4 or so. It helps soooo much and even follows the No-S rules. It has protein and fat, so it's a great way for me to get to dinner withou...
by Candace
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Definitely enjoy your vacation! I find I don’t usually gain much on vacation because I’m often more active than usual which seems to counteract any extra eating. Any weight that I do gain though comes off within a week as it’s usually mostly water weight. I was 150 at my lowest when I was fasting a...
by Candace
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Tuesday, August 20th

Breakfast: eggs, bell pepper, half an orange.
Coffee with whole milk.
Lunch: frozen meal. Adobe Bowl by Healthy Choice. Not bad! And blueberries.
Cafe au lait.
Small glass of milk.
Dinner: chicken sandwich and blueberries.
by Candace
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Hi Auto, Thanks for the words about the expectations/hopes for rate of weight loss. I've weighed as much as 180 or so pounds, or about 30 pounds more than I do now. I was about 40 pounds overweight. I've struggled with my weight since puberty. The rest of my immediate family are overweight to fat, a...
by Candace
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hayley's Daily Check In
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Hayley's Daily Check In

Good luck tomorrow Hayley!
by Candace
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Counting the days until this Saturday, when I will weigh in for the first time in three weeks. I sure hope I've dropped a little more weight, though I should know better now to have much of an expectation. I weighed 151 lbs. at my last weigh-in. It would sure be nice to crack the 150 barrier. Next w...
by Candace
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2635
Views: 795910

Re: automated eating tracker

You are doing so great, auto! Your glucose was down yesterday and -- have you eliminated the diet soda? Wow. Fantastic. How much do you think tracking your food and your numbers helps you? I've always read that a food log is one of the most important contributors for those who are successful. I find...
by Candace
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Hi Octavia! Nice to "see" you again. All is well here. Sounds like things are going well in Octa-land too. Monday , August 19th Breakfast: eggs, bell pepper, orange. Coffee with milk. Small glass of milk with protein powder. Lunch: small amount of chicken salad, four slices thin salami, and the rest...
by Candace
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 642
Views: 89268

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hi Octavia! Great to "see" you again.
by Candace
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 90752

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Sounds like a great week!
by Candace
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Sunday: S-day Breakfast: eggs, bell pepper, orange. Latte at Panera. Lunch: Onion soup at Panera. My husband ate the baguette and most of the croutons. Protein bar Lots of roasted Brussel sprouts Two cups of tea with lemon. Small glass of milk Two scoops ice cream. Dinner: chicken stir fry with rice...
by Candace
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Saturday S-Day Breakfast: restaurant scrambled eggs, 2 sausages, coffee with cream. Protein bar. Blueberries. Half of a bell pepper. Tea. Half an orange. Cookout: hamburger (no bun) with ketchup, two bites sausage with bun, veggies with dip, 7-8 Triscuits, handful of Doritos, cole slaw, three shrimp...
by Candace
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2635
Views: 795910

Re: automated eating tracker

Hooray for S days! Today couldn't have come too soon for me.
by Candace
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Friday

B: eggs, string beans, orange
Coffee with milk
Lunch: chicken thigh, string beans, noodles, five cherries
Tea
Milk with protein powder
Dinner: frozen meal. Palak paneer. Five cherries.
Truly drink. Two spoonfuls of canned corn.
by Candace
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1278599

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi lperlmom, I appreciate your listing all the pros and cons of the types of eating you've done and are considering. I just wish we could eat whatever we want, whenever we want it, and never get fat or unhealthy. That'd be nice. {sigh} I may have missed where you wrote about this earlier, but what d...
by Candace
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Thursday , August 15th Breakfast: eggs, string beans, half an orange. Coffee with whole milk. Lunch: chicken thigh, part of leftover noodle dish, string beans, kiwi. Milk with protein powder. Dinner: chicken sandwich, four cherries. I definitely struggled with cravings this afternoon. I was able to...
by Candace
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Wednesday , August 14th Breakfast: eggs, bell pepper, orange. Coffee with whole milk. Lunch: chicken thigh, about a third of the leftover noodles from yesterday, kiwi, four cherries. More coffee with whole milk. Milk with protein powder. Dinner: small amount of chicken salad, small amount of bean s...
by Candace
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1278599

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Well, at the crack of dawn they finally left this morning. They brought us flowers, wine , beer and baked goods last night with a sweet thank you card. I think we left on a good note but I’m definitely happy to have the house back! Rosebud was equally happy but sweetpea said she missed them. Thats ...
by Candace
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 90752

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Good luck!
by Candace
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Tuesday , August 13th Breakfast: my usual-- two scrambled eggs made with milk and cheese, half a bell pepper, and half of a small orange. Coffee with whole milk. Lunch: out at a Thai restaurant with friends. I had the small lettuce salad and then ate half of my entree, which was Drunken Noodles wit...
by Candace
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2635
Views: 795910

Re: automated eating tracker

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy the beach!
by Candace
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

I'll vent a little here but have recently been perturbed that in order to be smart about what, how often, and how much we eat. we have to contend with so much. I,too, don't want to be the wet blanket, and used to eat with gusto and much admiring of the usual suspects of dietary indiscretion at soci...
by Candace
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2635
Views: 795910

Re: automated eating tracker

I hope you're enjoying all the exercise, especially the new trails!
by Candace
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 62591

Re: ladybird's check in

The axe wielding sounds badass. My husband and I did that earlier this year and it was a blast. We cut down a big hardwood tree on our property. He did most of the work, but I swung the axe a bunch, made it some small way through the tree by my own efforts, and definitely earned my blisters. Do you ...
by Candace
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

I always feel better after writing down what i felt like was a really wild day as it’s inevitably not nearly as over the top as i thought. Auto: funny about the kiwi and how sweet of you to want to buy ine for your teacher. Sometimes i pack one in my kids lunch with a knife and spoon so they can cu...
by Candace
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Sorry for not really replying. Writing on my phone in-between family activities. Saturday Breakfast: McDonald's bacon egg and cheese biscuit. Coffee with cream. Lunch: egg and sausage patty sandwich, yogurt with berries and granola, more coffee with milk. Dinner: four ribs, rice, potato, broccoli. T...
by Candace
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1278599

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Maybe you could say you have another family member who needs a place to stay by X date. Slightly evil but justified!

So sorry for your frustrations! I think I'd be losing my damn mind. Especially with the laundry. Did ladyguest realize she had ruined your and Rosebud's clothes?!
by Candace
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2635
Views: 795910

Re: automated eating tracker

Keto bark sounds yummy.
by Candace
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Kiwi are yummy. Friday , August 9th Friday was difficult because I was traveling with my husband and hanging out with his kids and their SOs. I decided to go with the flow. Breakfast: eggs, bell pepper, orange. Coffee with milk. Lunch: chicken and greens with dressing. Snacks: green beans, orange. L...
by Candace
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2635
Views: 795910

Re: automated eating tracker

WOW. Just wow. I'm just floored by your first 100 days! The list goes on and on. Amazing! I hope you give yourself a big pat on the back and do something enjoyable to mark the occasion.

Applause!
by Candace
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 393
Views: 94470

Re: 3squaremeals daily check in

Thank you it was lovely having a day to myself. I'm getting so tired of my afternoon binges. I am due for my period which is not helping at all. I made a raw chocolate slice to enjoy a piece tonight and binged on it this afternoon. Maybe I just scrap the healthy dessert idea and stick to a sugar fr...
by Candace
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Hi, Candace. I, too, will not have read all your posts but wanted to respond to one you left on my thread. Yes, I had what I would call great success on No S for years. Great success for me was reducing my compulsive overeating and finding an eating plan that gave me pleasure and pep. Some sacrific...
by Candace
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1278599

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hats off to you for taking on the leadership position. I know it's not fun much of the time.
by Candace
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2635
Views: 795910

Re: automated eating tracker

Wonderful stuff! I wish you the best of times during your vacation. Congratulations on your accomplishments!
by Candace
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

That's so true! It's a bit ironic that this diet effectively encourages drinking. Wednesday , August 7th Breakfast: eggs, bell pepper, orange. Cafe latte from Panera. Lunch: chicken salad with greens and dressing. Three cherries. Milk with protein powder. Dinner: pork stir fry with string beans and ...
by Candace
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1278599

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I'm with you on being depressed and anxious about the weekend's events. I can't even imagine what it's like to drop kids off at school. Personally I have to try and disassociate a bit. I find that taking some small action helps me, whether it's volunteering, giving small amounts of money, or similar...
by Candace
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Tuesday , August 6th Breakfast: eggs, half a bell pepper, half a small orange. Coffee with milk. Herbal tea. Lunch: chicken salad with greens and dressing. Four cherries. Milk with protein powder. Dinner: a minor fail. A smoothie of pineapple, orange and non fat yogurt, and a little rice and egg. P...
by Candace
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2635
Views: 795910

Re: automated eating tracker

Best of luck with the cravings. Big hugs. You're doing so much and making lots of smart moves to take care of yourself. It's really tough to keep everything in line all the time. Sometimes the lower priority things will take less precedence. That's okay. You've got a lot of balls in the air. I admir...
by Candace
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Monday , August 5th Breakfast: eggs, half a bell pepper, half a small orange. Coffee with whole milk. Lunch: chicken salad on leafy greens with a little dressing. Three cherries. A handful of blueberries. Tea with lemon. Milk with protein powder. Dinner: half a large pork chop, seared and baked. Ha...
by Candace
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1278599

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Wow, the reflux sounds like a pain in the ass. So sorry you're dealing with that. Not okay! Best wishes for removing that particular thorn in your side. Have you ever worked with a nutritionist? I never have. But maybe if you're having reflux and at the same time trying to eat healthy while doing a ...
by Candace
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 393
Views: 94470

Re: 3squaremeals daily check in

So happy you're feeling better.
by Candace
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Sunday , August 4th Breakfast: two fried eggs, half an orange. Coffee with whole milk. Lunch: half a cup of chicken salad on leafy greens with a little dressing. Half an orange. Snack: protein bar. Snack: a bell pepper. Snack: two scoops of ice cream. Dinner: leftover restaurant spaghetti and a mea...
by Candace
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2635
Views: 795910

Re: automated eating tracker

morning BP: 103/57 morning FBG: 104 weight: 122.2 Sunday, Aug 4 My fasting blood glucose has been at 104 twice this week, and the high 90's the other two times I tested. As I brainstorm, I consider that the mild worsening of my blood sugar control could be attributed to the following: *major loosen...
by Candace
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1278599

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks you guys. Today was another day of crappy eating but at least i did get my 5 miles in. I took the plunge and bought my fancy purse. It took me forever to decide & Im still second guessing myself a bit. I bought a brown Louis Vuitton purse with red trim. It’s beautiful but im worried i dont h...
by Candace
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Great job on the weight loss, it certainly does feel good to see the scales drop! Thank you 3squaremeals! Saturday , August 4th Breakfast: Waffle House eggs, grits, half a piece of toast, 1 slice of bacon, coffee with half and half. Lunch: 3/4 of a cheeseburger with ketchup. Part of a brownie. Lots...
by Candace
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 584
Views: 69723

Re: flyingpig checkin

It sounds wonderful-- the vacation and the food too! Enjoy.
by Candace
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 393
Views: 94470

Re: 3squaremeals daily check in

Sounds yummy. And let's hear it for not being obsessed! I hope your throat infection clears up soon though.
by Candace
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1278599

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I second what Automatedeating said. Any change to your normal routine is going to make sticking to No-S challenging. But sometimes ya gotta do what you can for friends and family. Good luck, try to be as faithful as is practical, and just try to minimize the damage when you go off-plan. Maybe have s...
by Candace
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2635
Views: 795910

Re: automated eating tracker

Good luck with the sleep apnea experiment. My brother wears a CPAP machine when he sleeps. He says it's made a huge difference for him. Getting up so early does sound extremely rough! I bet you're growing by leaps and bounds for doing this though. I hope you get good sleep and opportunities to decom...
by Candace
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Happy news to report. No-S is helping me lose weight! After struggling to lose any weight for the first five or six weeks on No-S, I can report that I've lost four pounds in the ensuing weeks. I've been doing this for about two months now, and some weight finally came off. As to why none came off in...
by Candace
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Friday , August 2nd Breakfast: eggs, half a bell pepper, half a small orange. Coffee with whole milk. Lunch: chicken stir fry with string beans and peanut butter sauce over rice. Blueberries. Tea with lemon. Milk with protein powder. Dinner: Half a hamburger and some fries and ketchup. About 10 oun...
by Candace
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1278599

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I hope you get to recharge soon. I also hope you're not sick. Feeling overtired is so difficult. It makes everything harder.
by Candace
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2635
Views: 795910

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Amazing work at the nursing home. Fantastic that you're enjoying parts of it more than you thought you would! I bet the residents love you too.
by Candace
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

I have a blueberry bush in my backyard that has been producing so many berries this summer! It is crazy hard to not eat them all when they are beautiful and warm from the sun (OK, so yeah, sometimes I have some....sort of exception to the rules) :-) I'm glad you documented out what works and what d...
by Candace
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Just got home from a Costco run. Happy that I managed to get through the store without being tempted by all the samples. I just tried not to look. It definitely helped that I had just eaten lunch! I bought lots of fruit, a big thing of salad, a bag of bell peppers, chicken salad, eggs, coffee and on...
by Candace
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

I wrote this originally in lperlmom's thread, but it kind of turned into something that should be here, so I'm pasting it here too. ****************** I have only been doing this since June, but when I've already noticed a bit of an evolution. When I first started, I wanted to make sure the habits "...
by Candace
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1278599

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I have only been doing this since June, but when I've already noticed a bit of an evolution. When I first started, I wanted to make sure the habits "took". So in order to avoid backfiring due to excessive hunger, I tended to over-serve myself at meals and ended up eating until I didn't want any more...
by Candace
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Wednesday , July 31st Breakfast: eggs, tomato, half an orange. Coffee with whole milk. Lunch: barley stew with egg. Four cherries. Milk with protein powder. Dinner: beans over rice with egg. Four cherries. More milk with protein powder. We had dinner early so I got hungry before bed. Second milk wi...
by Candace
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2635
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Soprano wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:14 pm
I can't imagine not liking you ever :)

Jx
+1
I haven't been around very long, but it's clear to me that you're one of the good ones.
by Candace
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

automatedeating wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:05 pm
Hurray for looser pants! My favorite story ever on here was a dear poster (jw) who told us that on her afternoon walk her pants FELL DOWN. :lol:
Hahaha! Great story.
by Candace
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

@lperlmom, have fun at your event! I definitely appreciated mine more having planned for how it would be. I forgot to report the four bites of cake I took though :twisted: . It really wasn't very much. I put on a pair of pants this morning that I haven't worn for a while, and they're definitely loos...
by Candace
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 584
Views: 69723

Re: flyingpig checkin

Pringles are good. But not as good as victory. Ha. Yep, the thing with refusing a temptation only to exceed it later sounds like something I've done more than a few times.
by Candace
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Tuesday , July 30th I have a social occasion tonight with food and drink that doesn't start until after dinnertime. I will most likely just take the fail today, but try and limit any damage by making good choices and holding the quantities down. I just don't see myself waiting until 8 PM to eat din...
by Candace
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2635
Views: 795910

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Giant salad sounds good.

Seems like you're doing really well!
by Candace
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Monday , July 29th Breakfast: eggs, half a bell pepper, half an orange, a small tomato. Coffee with whole milk. Lunch: 2 spring rolls, appetizer-sized bowl of chicken pho. Milk with protein powder. Dinner: five thin slices salami, hearty helping of barley stew. Too many cherries. Probably 15. Cryst...
by Candace
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1278599

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You are kicking ass.

Sorry about the weird family dynamics. Sometimes all you can do is shake your head, smile and nod, and then put it out of your mind. Maybe not quite in that order :) .
by Candace
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

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Im with you on the not weighing when you’re feeling good. The scale can really derail me and sometimes i rather use my clothes as a guide. It’s much less stressful plus Im not really willing to change much else at this point so it’s kinda like wherever I land weight wise is going to just be as good...
by Candace
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 642
Views: 89268

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thank you so much, Candace! Virtual hugs back to you, too. Your post was a useful reminder that cutting back can backfire. Hey, I was only saying that the other day - then already I seem to have forgotten. Last night I found myself looking up daily calorie requirements and found that mine was about...
by Candace
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Saturday , July 27th Breakfast: eggs, half a bell pepper, half a small orange, half a peach. Coffee with whole milk. Lunch: three chicken tenders with dipping sauce, half of a salad with greens, beets, goat cheese, walnuts and dressing. Eight ounces of cider. Tea with lemon. Snack: popcorn popped i...
by Candace
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 642
Views: 89268

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks, Candace! Yes, our issues are very similar, I think! I’ve had a very ungreen day. This morning my weight was up a bit more, and I was really fed up about it. I have snacked and eaten chocolate, very much in a state of rebellion, which I haven’t really experienced much since doing No S. I tho...
by Candace
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Shopping while hungry? AAAAAAHHHH! :-) Imagine me running in a circle waving my arms over my head like a crazy person. :-) I cannot tell you how often I've had a craving for junk of some sort and then have to calmly realize that I'm just hungry. Meal time coming, patience and all that. :-) Hahahaha...
by Candace
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 584
Views: 69723

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Your Wednesday "fail" sounds like a relatively harmless day. Well done! I totally agree that there are some days it's not worth trying to adhere to all the rules. That being said, you really did well! I'm starting to slobber reading about what you ate on Thursday as well. Is that weird? Maybe so. Co...
by Candace
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 642
Views: 89268

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I love that you have the luxury of time to check in! It's amazing how connected I feel to you, a relative stranger, through the feelings you share around your weight, health, vanity, and thoughts about how best to handle things for the most long-lived success possible. Also, I have arm flab, but I d...
by Candace
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2635
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I'm with Octavia; I find this kind of thing tough to process. I'm sorry that happened to you, and I'm also sorry that they don't seem to realize there was a problem! Best of luck navigating the situation. You can only control what *you* do, though you already know that.
by Candace
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 9356

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Thursday , July 25th -- back to green today, though cravings were tough and I went food shopping while hungry. Quite the challenge. It's a theme on No-S: I have to learn to deal with many situations while hungry that would have sent me straight toward a snack before No S. Breakfast: eggs, string be...