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by Kathleen
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Hi Linda, TBH, we may have focused too much on financial well-being and not enough on physical well-being. We have four kids to launch. Anne is independent, Tommy is close (should get his own apartment in the next several months), Katie graduates in May, and Ellie has at least two more years of coll...
by Kathleen
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Views: 1247199

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Thanks for asking, Linda. I took a pause because of everything that was happening. Tom had a medical scare that turned out to be a scare, but he had some treatment that put him at high enough risk for COVID that I sent him packing to the house he and his siblings now own after his mother's death. He...
by Kathleen
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
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Hi Linda,
The pandemic does give some perspective as well. I am hoping all is well with your family as your state goes through the wringer.
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Hi Larkspur. I am enjoying the walking. We live in a great area with little traffic and two parks each 1/2 mile from our house. Tom is working from home and had blocked his calendar for lunch so we take Pumpkin with us. Since I started on June 21, I have logged just over 40 miles. I am trying to bui...
by Kathleen
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1803
Views: 1247199

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

I sure hope so, Linda. There is enough stress with the pandemic without trying to control eating. Our kids are locked into leases for this fall, but the University is making almost all classes online. They each have one class that isn't online. Can you imagine? Our total cost for the two of them for...
by Kathleen
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1803
Views: 1247199

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

July, 2020: The Blessings of Simplicity Weight Day 1 – Sunday, June 21, 2020: 209.0 Day 2 – Monday, June 22, 2020: 208.8 Day 3 – Tuesday, June 23, 2020: 208.8 Day 4 – Wednesday, June 24, 2020: 208.8 Day 5 – Thursday, June 25, 2020: 208.8 Day 6 – Friday, June 26, 2020: 209.6 Day 7 – Saturday, June 2...
by Kathleen
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Hi Linda,
We just got back from camping at a state park. It was fun but not so exciting. The kids went on a whitewater rafting trip that was mild but fun. It was also nice just to talk. Now Katie and I are back for a quiet Fourth, and the others went to Tom's hometown.
by Kathleen
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
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Views: 1247199

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

It happens fast, doesn't it! What are you doing with them this summer? It seems like everything is on hold. Katie has an interview tomorrow to be a server at a country club, but Ellie is doing nothing. She is spending hours on her phone and laptop. Tom and I are in agreement not to force her to do a...
by Kathleen
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1803
Views: 1247199

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Life is on hold. We go camping next week which should be good. It does not look like a return to normal for the university, however. It looks like they want kids on campus but many courses will be online. Is your oldest headed to university this fall?
Kathleen
by Kathleen
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1803
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Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Linda, I told them they are adults and need to figure out what they can do and then do it. I told both of the girls that this is an opportunity they probably won't have again. They have all expenses paid for, all the time in the world, and no pressure to do anything. It is not easy. There is no plac...
by Kathleen
Fri May 22, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1803
Views: 1247199

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

You know what, Linda? I knew things would change once college finals ended. Now what are they going to do all summer? There is a lot of lounging around. This weekend we hope to lay out a plan.
by Kathleen
Sat May 09, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1803
Views: 1247199

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

June, 2020: The Blessings of Simplicity Weight Day 1 – Sunday, June 21, 2020: 209.0 Day 2 – Monday, June 22, 2020: 208.8 Day 3 – Tuesday, June 23, 2020: 208.8 Day 4 – Wednesday, June 24, 2020: 208.8 Day 5 – Thursday, June 25, 2020: 208.8 Day 6 – Friday, June 26, 2020: 209.6 Day 1 – Saturday, June 2...
by Kathleen
Sat May 09, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1803
Views: 1247199

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Hi Strawberry Roan, Thanks! I actually am more excited about the possibility of improving my hearing. I have gotten into alternate medicine from trying to cure my hearing and lose weight. I do think that fasting resets the setpoint. For most habits, you do best by building habits slowly over time. T...
by Kathleen
Fri May 08, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4341
Views: 1821748

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Sorry for that comment, Linda.
by Kathleen
Fri May 08, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1803
Views: 1247199

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

May, 2020: The Blessings of Simplicity Goal is to fast from 6 PM on Sunday to 6 PM on Wednesday and to fast after 7 PM on Wednesday - Sunday nights. Weight Day 54 – Friday, May 1, 2020: Day 55 – Saturday, May 2, 2020: 203.8 Day 56 – Sunday, May 3, 2020: 204.2 Day 57 – Monday, May 4, 2020: Day 58 – ...
by Kathleen
Fri May 08, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
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Re: Linda's daily check-in

Aren’t teenagers generally bipolar? I just got in an argument with Katie because she wanted to buy $32 underwear.
by Kathleen
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4341
Views: 1821748

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Oh good, Linda. You will get through it...
by Kathleen
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4341
Views: 1821748

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Oh, Linda, please don't consider getting rid of that puppy. It is not rational but kids tend to think of puppies as part of the family. If you are willing to get rid of a puppy, would you be willing to get rid of me? We got a puppy a couple of years ago, and I told Tom that is our last puppy. She di...
by Kathleen
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4341
Views: 1821748

Re: Linda's daily check-in

That is good news! That puppy will force your attention away from worry!
by Kathleen
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4341
Views: 1821748

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Oh my Linda. Can he be home to sleep?
by Kathleen
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1803
Views: 1247199

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Thanks, Linda. My friend and her husband are on the road to recovery. My friend's husband is now off the venilator. My sister and her husband got off the cruise ship yesterday. A cruise ship following their itinerary but a week later had four deaths and many people sick and is hoping to be allowed t...
by Kathleen
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1803
Views: 1247199

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

April, 2020: The Blessings of Simplicity Note: Monday weights are the highest because I can eat from 7 AM to 7 PM on Sundays, so I track my weight Monday to Monday by having Monday weights in red and all other weights in blue. Weight Day 24 – Wednesday, April 1, 2020: 201.2 Day 25 – Thursday, April...
by Kathleen
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4341
Views: 1821748

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Linda, Hang in there! I think your governor is wise not to have shelter in place. Our governor closed a lot of places where people congregate, like bars, restaurants, museums, schools, and theaters. What I am seeing now is that businesses are voluntarily moving people home and stores are voluntar...
by Kathleen
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4341
Views: 1821748

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I told my Katie yesterday that this will give us all some perspective: what's really important in life?
by Kathleen
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1803
Views: 1247199

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

A month. It was discouraging to end up the same weight.
by Kathleen
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1803
Views: 1247199

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

March, 2020: The Blessings of Simplicity Weight Day 1 – Monday, March 9, 2020: 209.6 Day 2 – Tuesday, March 10, 2020: 206.0 Day 3 – Wednesday, March 11, 2020: 206.8 Day 4 – Thursday, March 12, 2020: 204.4 Day 5 – Friday, March 13, 2020: 205.4 Day 6 – Saturday, March 14, 2020: 203.4 Day 7 – Sunday, ...
by Kathleen
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1803
Views: 1247199

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

oolala53, I will let you know! I start tomorrow. Last week, I spent the week with my 94 year old mother at her retirement community. It was incredibly relaxing. We exercised our jaws! Sometimes it is nice just to sit back and gain perspective on your life. What I decided was to make this fasting the...
by Kathleen
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1803
Views: 1247199

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Rather than post so much, I have been reading what I wrote previously. At one point but I can't find it, I fasted three times per week for one full day to the following noon (41 hours total each time). I lost no weight. What I am considering is fasting three times per week for one full day to the fo...
by Kathleen
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1803
Views: 1247199

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Update: I am back to trying intermittent fasting. Not sure yet of the protocol I will follow, but I am at 205.6 as of this morning. My kids are hassling me about drinking Evian water. My son, who lives at home, told me to look at what Evian spells backwards. It has electrolytes in it. Is there a pla...
by Kathleen
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4341
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Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Linda, That is good to hear. We could afford a study abroad program for Katie because she is at the state university. About half the students at the program were from the state university and the other half were from a prestigious college. I looked up the cost for the students attending the prest...
by Kathleen
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4341
Views: 1821748

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi, I returned to intermittent fasting and am still fiddling with what exactly I am doing but am down to 210. I caught up on your posts and want to float something to you. There may be a practical reason for the anxiety which is college costs. Our oldest is a genius and is academically driven. She g...
by Kathleen
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 4341
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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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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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
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Views: 1247199

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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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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
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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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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by Kathleen
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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
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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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 4341
Views: 1821748

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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
Replies: 6
Views: 4779

I bumped it.
by Kathleen
Thu May 03, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 831
Views: 259489

Bump
by Kathleen
Wed May 02, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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: 1803
Views: 1247199

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
Replies: 1803
Views: 1247199

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...