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by Kathleen
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Hi Linda, It is more than mindful eating, but I have no idea why. It somehow changes appetite. I continue to adhere to the principle that I should put no restrictions on what I eat or how much I eat. The woman who came up with the idea of taking a sip between bites was successful in having people wh...
by Kathleen
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

SET Habits: S: Sit down to eat. E: Eat without distraction. T: Take a sip between bites, starting and ending any eating with a sip of any sort of liquid. It is simple. Two of the habits come from one book, and one comes from another book. I have been toying with these ideas for years but as an addit...
by Kathleen
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

October, 2019: The Blessings of Simplicity Weight Day 1 – Thursday, October 3, 2019: 218.0 Day 2 – Friday, October 4, 2019: 217.0 Day 3 – Saturday, October 5, 2019: 216.6 Day 4 – Sunday, October 6, 2019: Day 5 – Monday, October 7, 2019: Day 6 – Tuesday, October 8, 2019: Day 7 – Wednesday, October 9...
by Kathleen
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Linda, Yes, I am using Happy Scale. I do like it. OMG I so relate to your story. I am married to a guy who spent more than a decade traveling as a consultant, and he got into mergers and acquisition work. He'd leave Monday or Tuesday morning and return Thursday night and sleep all weekend. He got...
by Kathleen
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Linda,
Glad to see you back. I have found it helpful to go back and read what I have written in the past, just as you have. Hugs... this is really hard.
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

September, 2019: The Blessings of Simplicity Weight Day 1 – Sunday, September 1, 2019: 217.0 Day 2 – Monday, September 2, 2019: Day 3 – Tuesday, September 3, 2019: 216.8 Day 4 – Wednesday, September 4, 2019: 217.4 Day 5 – Thursday, September 5, 2019: Day 6 – Friday, September 6, 2019: 216.4 Day 7 –...
by Kathleen
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Linda, Our youngest just got dropped off at college for Marching Band Camp. We see her again on Sunday morning when she moves into her dorm. Right now, she is in a different dorm because all the band kids are together. You know what she told me? She said that kids who have their own cars tend not...
by Kathleen
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

July 23 - August 31, 2019: The Blessings of Simplicity Weight Day 1 – Sunday, July 21, 2019: Day 2 – Monday, July 22, 2019: 219.4 Day 3 – Tuesday, July 23, 2019: 219.4 Day 4 – Wednesday, July 24, 2019: 218.0 Day 5 – Thursday, July 25, 2019: 219.6 Day 6 – Friday, July 26, 2019: Day 7 – Saturday, Jul...
by Kathleen
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

July 13 - 20, 2019: The Blessings of Simplicity Weight Day 1 – Saturday, July 13, 2019: 220.6 Day 2 – Sunday, July 14, 2019: 219.0 Day 3 – Monday, July 15, 2019: 218.6 Day 4 – Tuesday, July 16, 2019: 217.6 Day 5 – Wednesday, July 17, 2019: 217.6 Day 1 – Thursday, July 18, 2019: 218.2 Day 2 – Friday...
by Kathleen
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

July 1 - 12, 2019: The Blessings of Simplicity Weight Day 53 – Monday, July 1, 2019: 219.6 Day 54 – Tuesday, July 2, 2019: 218.4 Day 55 – Wednesday, July 3, 2019: Day 56 – Thursday, July 4, 2019: Day 57 – Friday, July 5, 2019: Day 58 – Saturday, July 6, 2019: Day 59 – Sunday, July 7, 2019: Day 60 –...
by Kathleen
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Hi Linda, I don't, but I can tell you that I think the single most important part of paying for college is sending your child to a college you can afford. My one daughter (Katie) was very unhappy with me when I said you can go to any public college with reciprocity. We filled out the FASFA once. Whe...
by Kathleen
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

automatedeating, Those were my fasting experiments which followed my experiments with low fat, low carb, the cabbage soup diet, the Novena Diet, the SET diet,.... I could go on and on but won't. NoS was actually my first fasting diet. It was a 12 hour fast 5 days a week and an introduction to sanity...
by Kathleen
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Hi Linda, That podcast was fantastic! In fact, I would say it is the single best podcast I have heard on weight management/appetite correction. I am familiar with Dr. Bert Herring and have both his books. In fact, I found him after I saw a youtube video about restricting eating to 4 hours because th...
by Kathleen
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Linda, We all have to find our own way. Dr. Fung says he has one meal a day on several weekdays. I figured out that I binge eat after restricting that much. I went back to a 7 hour eating window because I did lose weight slowly (about 1 pound a month), was much more relaxed about eating, and foun...
by Kathleen
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

The Blessings of Simplicity
by Kathleen
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Linda, The youngest probably just needs to mature! Wait until she has to earn her own money! That helped our kids to grow up. I am quite delighted with the difference in personality from 18 to 25 in our oldest daughter. We had so much fun visiting her in Oregon in May. You can look forward to the da...
by Kathleen
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Linda, The world revolves around students. Everything is geared towards pleasing them and making them look good. It can be a real shock to join the work world. The older they get, the less you can direct them. All you can do is say, "It is our money, and we won't finance that." I actually find it ve...
by Kathleen
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

Re: Linda's daily check-in

What a beautiful state! I visited Anne last year and last month in Oregon. Enjoy your time with your children!
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

Re: Linda's daily check-in

lpearlmom, I feel for you. I tried IE and found that my stomach would growl around food! I felt like I was starving all the time even though my kids nicknamed that diet The Peanut Cluster Diet because I was eating lots of peanut clusters! NoS really is a mild form of IF since you fast between dinner...
by Kathleen
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Glad to get an update! We learn from each other. I do suspect most counselors have had eating issues themselves just as the authors of Intuitive Eating — and NoS — have!
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Thu May 30, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

June, 2019: The Blessings of Simplicity Goal weight for June, 2019 is 219.0 pounds, down 1 pound from May, 2019 weight of 220.0 pounds. Expected weight range is 216.0 - 222.0. Weight Day 23 - Saturday, June 1, 2019: Day 24 – Sunday, June 2, 2019: Day 25 – Monday, June 3, 2019: 217.8 Day 26 – Tuesda...
by Kathleen
Mon May 06, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Glad to hear it! Those years of having children at home are fleeting! I am keenly aware of that fact today because we will see our married daughter twice this month but last saw her at Thanksgiving.
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Wed May 01, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

May, 2019: The Blessings of Simplicity Goal weight for June, 2019 is 219.0 pounds, down 1 pound from Friday, May 10, 2019 weight of 220.0 pounds. Weight Day 1 – Tuesday, May 7, 2019: 219.0 Day 2 – Wednesday, May 8, 2019: 217.6 Day 3 – Thursday, May 9, 2019: Day 1 – Friday, May 10, 2019: 220.0 Day 2...
by Kathleen
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Linda, This is off topic, but I did want to explain myself. It's "a transgender kid in every classroom" that concerns me. What changed in just a few years (seven) from when there were no transgender kids in my oldest child's high school to today when there is a transgender kid in every classroom?...
by Kathleen
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

Re: Linda's daily check-in

What a beautiful post, nonoodles.
by Kathleen
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Linda, I am so glad to see that attitude! The teenage years go by so fast, and I think it is just critical that Mom is available and involved during those years. There is seven years' difference in age between our youngest and our oldest, and we have seen some dramatic differences: a transgender kid...
by Kathleen
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Welcome back! Maybe there is a reason why we never left the No S discussion group even though we committed to intermittent fasting!
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 230
Views: 73901

Re: Tex Ark Check In

Hi Tex Ark, My 93 year old mother was thin all my life. 5'6 1/2" as an adult, she was probably never more than 130 pounds. She is now under 5'. She is completely in control of her senses, still drives, and lives in a retirement community. She told me the last time I visited that she weighs more now ...
by Kathleen
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Linda, IF led to binge eating when I tried 3 36 hour fasts per week, when I tried OMAD, when I tried a 4 hour eating window, and even when I tried a 6 hour eating window. I did not lose weight with an 8 hour eating window and gained weight with a 12 hour eating window. That's why I settled on a 7...
by Kathleen
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

April, 2019: The Blessings of Simplicity Weight Day 23 – Monday, April 1, 2019: 217.6 Day 24 – Tuesday, April 2, 2019: 217.4 Day 25 – Wednesday, April 3, 2019: 219.2 Day 26 – Thursday, April 4, 2019: Day 27 – Friday, April 5, 2019: 218.8 Day 28 – Saturday, April 6, 2019: 217.6 Day 29 – Sunday, Apri...
by Kathleen
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Linda, Don't take it as a failure of willpower that you are feeling burned out on fasting. Maybe it is your body that has had enough, and it is best to listen to it. I tried an eating window of 12 hours and gained back 10 of the 15 pounds I had lost with a 7 hour window, so now I am back to the 7 ho...
by Kathleen
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Margot17,
I am disgusted because I never questioned the need to have breakfast. I started every day eating because I should.
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Hi Linda,
Thanks for the encouragement. To be honest, I feel a lot of disgust realizing all I had to do to lose weight was skip breakfast. Now, to your point, I need to be patient and let my body release the excess weight in its own time.
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

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by Kathleen
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

March, 2019: The Blessings of Simplicity Weight Friday, March 1, 2019: 221.0 Saturday, March 2, 2019: 219.2 Sunday, March 3, 2019: Monday, March 4, 2019: Tuesday, March 5, 2019: Wednesday, March 6, 2019: 220.0 Thursday, March 7, 2019: Friday, March 8, 2019: Saturday, March 9, 2019: Day 1 - Sunday, ...
by Kathleen
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

February, 2019: The Blessings of Simplicity Weight Friday, February 1, 2019: 219.0; 4 miles Saturday, February 2, 2019: 4 miles Sunday, February 3, 2019: Monday, February 4, 2019: 5 miles Tuesday, February 5, 2019: 220.0; 5 miles Wednesday, February 6, 2019: 218.6 Thursday, February 7, 2019: 218.6:...
by Kathleen
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

Also back to chauffeuring! I just want to put a plug in for those of us who are stay at home Moms. It chills me to find out about the problems of children whose parents both worked. I think those car conversations are so important -- even at 6:45 AM!
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

January, 2019: The Blessings of Simplicity Weight Tuesday, January 1, 2019: Wednesday, January 2, 2019: 219.6 Thursday, January 3, 2019: 218.0 Friday, January 4, 2019: 217.8 Saturday, January 5, 2019: Sunday, January 6, 2019: Monday, January 7, 2019: Tuesday, January 8, 2019: Wednesday, January 9, ...
by Kathleen
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

True, oolala53. It is a lot of money. That includes airfare, hotels, and food. It is a ridiculous amount to spend. I think I am on my Camino already and don't have to actually go there.
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

December 1, 2018: The Blessings of Simplicity Weight Day 1 – Saturday, November 10, 2018: 215.0 Day 22 – Saturday, December 1, 2018: 216.0; 47.5 - 43 - 47.5 Miles Walked Day 22 – Saturday, December 1, 2018: 2.1 Day 23 – Sunday, December 2, 2018: 4 Day 24 – Monday, December 3, 2018: 2.1 Da...
by Kathleen
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

lpearlmom, We ended up with a rule: "It takes two yeses." Guess why we made the rule that kids need a "yes" from Mom and a "yes" from Dad? I kept giving in. You really know you are a softie when your teenage daughter calls you a softie to your face! Ah, those days... Our children are now 17, 19, 22,...
by Kathleen
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

https://www.dennisprager.com/a-message- ... eer-woman/

I saw the other side. Never regret the privilege of caring for your family.
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

You have the most important career of all.
by Kathleen
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

Thanks for the info, lpearlmom. I'll have to look into it!
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

lpearlmom, If the person you are paying an hourly fee is from a national organization, could you let us know the name of it or message it to me? I looked all over for someone who would give us financial advice at an hourly rate. All I found were people who wanted to manage our assets. Thanks! Kathleen
by Kathleen
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

Standard financial advisor fee is 2% of assets under management. If you give them $1,000,000 to manage, they take $20,000 off the top every year. They have to make $20,000 on that $1,000,000 every year before you get anything. Just be careful. We ended up throwing all our retirement income into the ...
by Kathleen
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

Please give us updates even as you go on maintenance! Thanks,
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

November 1, 2018: The Blessings of Simplicity starting November 10, 2018 at 215.0 pounds Weight Day 27 – Thursday, November 1, 2018: 215.8 Day 28– Friday, November 2, 2018: 215.4 Day 29– Saturday, November 3, 2018: 215.4; 3 mile walk Day 30 – Sunday, November 4, 2018: 214.8; 3 mile walk Day...
by Kathleen
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

October 1, 2018: The Blessings of Simplicity starting October 17, 2018 at 215.8 pounds Weight Day 23 – Monday, October 1, 2018: 213.2 48-43-47 Day 24 – Tuesday, October 2, 2018: Day 1 – Wednesday, October 3, 2081: 215.0 Day 2 – Thursday, October 4, 2018: 213.4 Day 3 – Friday, October 5, 2...
by Kathleen
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

Hi lpearlmom, We'd never do the hardcore Dave Ramsey program, either, but we do get ideas from him. Tracking every dollar has yielded some interesting holes in our budget, especially with Katie sweet talking me into stuff! Chicken coops! Pedicures! Clothing! And a semester abroad! Good luck! Kathleen
by Kathleen
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275222

lpearlmom, Try listening to Dave Ramsey on the radio or maybe even taking his Financial Peace University class. He advocates no use of credit cards. We put almost all expenditures on credit cards so we can easily track expenditures, but we really like his idea that being out of debt is critically im...
by Kathleen
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

September 1, 2018: The Blessings of Simplicity starting September 9, 2018 at 215.0 pounds Weight Day 3 – Saturday, September 1, 2018: 212.2 47-43.5-47 Day 4 – Sunday, September 2, 2018: 212.6 Day 5 – Monday, September 3, 2018: 213.4 Day 1 – Tuesday, September 4, 2018: 214.6 Day 2 – Wednes...
by Kathleen
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Hi automatedeating,
I had thought insulin resistance is the same as fasting glucose. As I told my personal trainer, my ideas are unencumbered by a knowledge of biology!
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Hi automated eating, I have a theory that it is better to die naturally. Did you know that the average number of prescription medications is supposed to be one per decade? I am approaching 60 which means I should be up to 6 prescription medications. My number: zero. It seems to me that medical care ...
by Kathleen
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

August, 2018: The Blessings of Simplicity starting May 1, 2018 Weight Day 93 – Wednesday, August 1, 2018: 214.6 47.25 - 44 - 47 Day 94 – Thursday, August 2, 2018: Day 95 – Friday, August 3, 2018: 213.8 Day 96 – Saturday, August 4, 2018: 212.8 Day 97 – Sunday, August 5, 2018: Day 98 – Mo...
by Kathleen
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

July, 2018: The Blessings of Simplicity starting May 1, 2018 Weight Day 62 – Sunday, July 1, 2018: 215.0 47.25 - 41.25 - 48 Day 63 – Monday, July 2, 2018: Day 64 – Tuesday, July 3, 2018: 214.2 Day 65 – Wednesday, July 4, 2018: 214.4 Day 66 – Thursday, July 5, 2018: 214.4 Day 67 – Friday...
by Kathleen
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

lpearlmom, I tried extended fasting after four months of being at the same weight, and my weight only went down in December because I got sick and didn't eat much for three days. Today I did not eat at all. I did not like it. At all. Because I have a colonoscopy on Friday, I cannot just stop the fas...
by Kathleen
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

simmstone, Oh, am I ever adjusted to the eating window! Mine is from 12 - 7 PM. I am having a colonoscopy on Friday and specifically asked if I could just fast from Wednesday to Friday instead of having to restrict what I eat. Last night, it occurred to me that I might as well eat past 7 PM since I ...
by Kathleen
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

lpearlmom, I agree that fasting makes you less obsessive about food. Who cares if you miss a meal by an hour or so? Who cares if you don't have a specific type of food at home? Really, who cares about what you put into your mouth? You eat what most appeals to you of what is readily available when yo...
by Kathleen
Thu May 31, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Hi Soprano, I think this may be the only way I can lose weight. Today I brought my size 18 jeans to donate to the thrift store. They were too big. Yesterday I put on my wedding ring which was too tight to wear. I have had a weight problem since I was a teen and managed to keep at decent weight for 1...
by Kathleen
Thu May 31, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

June, 2018: The Blessings of Simplicity starting May 1, 2018 Weight Day 32 – Friday, June 1, 2018: Day 33 – Saturday, June 2, 2018: 215.8 Day 34 – Sunday, June 3, 2018: 215.4 47 - 44 - 47.25 Day 35 – Monday, June 4, 2018: 214.4 Day 36 – Tuesday, June 5, 2018: Day 37 – Wednesday, June 6,...
by Kathleen
Thu May 03, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: I can’t find my check in thread - Octavia
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Views: 2419

I bumped it.
by Kathleen
Thu May 03, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 642
Views: 88033

Bump
by Kathleen
Wed May 02, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Soprano, I will agree with lpearlmom on this one. I've gone multiple days of not eating and not feeling hunger. There is a French saying that roughly translates: "Eating creates hunger." I think it may be eating carbohydrates that leads to hunger but am not sure. You do have to get used to fating, b...
by Kathleen
Tue May 01, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Hi Soprano,
I decided to set up the journal through the summer since it will be a busy summer -- trips to Oregon, California, and New Jersey; a week on a houseboat; four camping trips; taking Katie to and from camp five hours away... That is all. I will write something today.
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

May, 2018: The Blessings of Simplicity starting May 1, 2018 Weight Day 1 “ Tuesday, May 1, 2018: 219.2 Day 2 “ Wednesday, May 2, 2018: 218.2 Day 3 – Thursday, May 3, 2018: 218.6 Day 4 – Friday, May 4, 2018: 218.6 Day 5 – Saturday, May 5, 2018: 217.8 Day 6 – Sunday, May 6, 2018: 219.6 Day 7 ...
by Kathleen
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

I'm not sure what this means.
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

Larkspur, I decided to continue eating as much as I want and anything at all that I want and only use one lever, time. Today I bought Trader Joe's coffee ice cream. I am committed to fasting until 5 and then finishing eating by 7. A two hour span gives me the ability to adjust if, for example, Ellie...
by Kathleen
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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oolala53, I have come to the conclusion that something has to change, so cutting back on sweets seems like a good addition. I immediately ate more sweets. Why is that? I have no idea. It seems bizarre but maybe the only lever of control I have been able to exercise over my eating is timing for eatin...
by Kathleen
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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oolala53, The candy I bought was replacement for the candy I ate, not candy I would eat myself. I though that fasting would reduce calories and perhaps also choice of foods. It has to some extent, but I'm still obese. I like the idea of cutting out sugar. Pastries and doughnuts never were a big temp...
by Kathleen
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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oolala53, I was joking about technicalities. Actually, I have been debating about restricting sweets but haven't actually restricted sweets yet. This week, I ate so much of Ellie's Easter candy that I went and got some more. You bring up a suggestion that merits some consideration that maybe I shoul...
by Kathleen
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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oolala53,
Ha. Ha. Technicalities... How about jelly beans, chocolates, and ice cream? Maybe I should start with avoiding sugar during the week.
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:07 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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April, 2018: The Blessings of Simplicity starting April 20, 2018 Weight Day 15 – Sunday, April 1, 2018: 47.25-43-47 Day 16 – Monday, April 2, 2018: Day 17 – Tuesday, April 3, 2018: 216.6 Day 18 – Wednesday, April 4, 2018: 216.0 Day 19 – Thursday, April 5, 2018: Day 20 – Friday, April 6,...
by Kathleen
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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March, 2018: The Blessings of Simplicity starting May 21, 2017 Weight Day 286 – Thursday, March 1, 2018: 217.2 Day 287 – Friday, March 2, 2018: Day 288 – Saturday, March 3, 2018: 216.0 Day 289 – Sunday, March 4, 2018: 216.0 Day 290 – Monday, March 5, 2018: Day 291 – Tuesday, March 6, 20...
by Kathleen
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Thank you, Eurobabe2 and osoniye. One of my brothers and I live in the same town and yesterday we had a long talk about my parents. My brother was shocked about how little my mother had prepared for my father's actual death, and I was pleased that my mother has not suffered some sort of catastrophic...
by Kathleen
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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February, 2018: The Blessings of Simplicity starting May 21, 2017 Weight Day 258 – Thursday, February 1, 2018: 218.4 Day 259 – Friday, February 2, 2018: 218.4 Day 260 – Saturday, February 3, 2018: 218.6 Day 261 – Sunday, February 4, 2018: 218.6 Day 262 – Monday, February 5, 2018: Day 263 ...
by Kathleen
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:53 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Very much so.... My parents chose to be near the daughter who lives in a temperate climate! The nation gets to see what weather can be like in MN when the Super Bowl comes to town this weekend. Thank God for Home Depot which allows you to walk your dog inside their stores! Current temperature is 0 d...
by Kathleen
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:24 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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No, she isn't. I have not lived within driving distance of my parents since 1983, but she now lives in the same town as my sister. She is in California. I am in Minnesota. It is 7 above today in Minnesota and 78 above in California! My father once said when you get older it is good to live near a da...
by Kathleen
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:21 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Thanks, oolala53. I'm doing better. My mother is in the process of moving into a Continuing Care Retirement Community where she will start out in an apartment and move into assisted living when she can no longer care for herself. I am glad she has a new chapter ahead of her. She says it is good that...
by Kathleen
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Larkspur, That was beautiful, and it reminds me that I have been blessed to have my parents until I was almost 60. My sister in law lost her mother when she was a new college graduate, and she was the primary caregiver for the last year of her mother's life. It gave her a sense of the brevity of lif...
by Kathleen
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:39 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Thanks, Strawberry Roan. It's a shock. Tom lost his mother last month, and we were talking about the finality of it all -- this person who has always been in your life is no more. I have two favorite pictures of him, one of him climbing on the back of a camel with my mother and the camel about to ta...
by Kathleen
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:51 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Thank you, Larkspur. He was so happy to be a father. Can you imagine how it felt to know that you made someone else happy by your very presence?
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:58 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Thank you, Eileen. He was a wonderful father and grandfather. It hurts.
by Kathleen
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:07 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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So interesting -- Why would a taste in food change? I believe that the answer may be in the gut microbes. I read this article in yesterday's Minneapolis Star Tribune: http://www.startribune.com/why-is-fiber-so-good-for-us/467921523/ It made me wonder if fasting changes the gut microbe so that a tast...
by Kathleen
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:41 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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True!!!

The theory behind what I am doing is that fasting naturally and without willpower decreases appetite so you eat less. What I have also found is it changes taste to more healthful foods.

Kathleen
by Kathleen
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:27 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Oh, that's OK. I tried the Alternate Day Diet and did get down to 217. That was summer of 2016. The problem was I did not think it was sustainable because I had to miss dinner every other night with my family.
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:43 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Thank you for the encouragement!
by Kathleen
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:01 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Hi Linda, I did try shorter eating windows and found that I was poised at the start of the window to grab every food in sight. I then went to an 8 hour window (11 AM - 7 PM) and found that doable and then shortened it to 12 - 7 PM. What I have found is that I generally don't start eating at the begi...
by Kathleen
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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January, 2018: The Blessings of Simplicity starting May 21, 2017 Weight Day 227 – Monday, January 1, 2018: 213.8 Day 228 – Tuesday, January 2, 2018: 213.0 Day 229 – Wednesday, January 3, 2018: 214.6 Day 230 – Thursday, January 4, 2018: 215.6 Day 231 – Friday, January 5, 2018: 216.6 Day 23...
by Kathleen
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:56 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Larkspur, The job was going to kill him. I've told him "the greatest wealth is health". This spurs him to do what he should have decided to do about 2 months into this job: find a sane job. Scary. Disappointing. But, yes, perhaps a "blessing in disguise." Our challenge (Katie) is at college now. May...
by Kathleen
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:33 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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oolala53, The start was not very exciting. Tommy had just come home from college, Tom had started a new job, and I simply did not have time to think much about weight loss. I landed on a whole number weight of 226 and decided to commit to daily fasting. I started with an 11 - 7 window and went down ...
by Kathleen
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 955073

December, 2017: The Blessings of Simplicity starting May 21, 2017 Weight Day 195 – Friday, December 1, 2017: 219.8 Day 196 – Saturday, December 2, 2017: 221.0 Day 197 – Sunday, December 3, 2017: Day 198– Monday, December 4, 2017: 220.8 Day 199 – Tuesday, December 5, 2017: 221.2 Day 200 â€...
by Kathleen
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
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oolal53, I think a better gauge of success is if you feel better. Dr. Bert Herring, who invented the Fast-5 Diet of eating only within a 5 hour window daily, has a philosophy called "The Study of One." You need to do what works for you. Although I am frustrated by a mere 5 pound weight loss in 6 mon...
by Kathleen
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:38 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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lpearlmom,
I requested to join. Thank you! There always was something right but not quite enough about No S for me, and now I think I know why: I needed to fast more in order to lower insulin levels.
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:14 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Fantastic, lpearmom! NoS Diet is a fasting diet in that you fast between dinner and breakfast (about 12 hours) five days per week. I'm looking back and thinking it does work for some people, but my insulin resistance required stronger medicine.
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:21 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Hi Virginia,
Evening snacking isn't an issue for me; it's more being able to eat in the afternoon, so an 11 AM - 7 PM eating window is actually really easy. I'm not quite settled on when to fast, but I'm convinced fasting is the way to go! Thanks for asking --
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:19 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Thanks, gingerpie. I think I'm headed in the right direction. It may be that I need more of a fasting period of 18 hours per day rather than 16, so I'll work towards that, starting with a fasting period of 16.5 hours per day.
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:51 pm
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Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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gingerpie, It is fasting and only fasting. I think it might be counterproductive to add behaviors. Fasting alone will lead to weight loss over time. I sense it already: I eat less to get to a feeling of fullness. With overeating, how are you supposed to know the bite that qualifies as overeating? I ...
by Kathleen
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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"The behavior is the goal." I like that idea. Overeating is not something that can easily be measured, but fasting 16 hours out of 24 is something that can be measured.
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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November, 2017: The Blessings of Simplicity starting May 21, 2017 Weight Day 16– Wednesday, November 1, 2017: Day 17 – Thursday, November 2, 2017: 220.8 Day 18 – Friday, November 3, 2017: Day 19 – Saturday, November 4, 2017: Day 20 – Sunday, November 5, 2017: 222.0 Day 21 – Monday, Nove...