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by BeingGreen
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Returning to the fold
Replies: 7
Views: 2822

9/1, Day 5
B: Reg. latte, almond/apricot vegan scone
L: Roasted veggies, snack peas, peach
D: WW linguine/pesto, beets, celery soup, dried ginger, 2 cookies and some chocolates, popcorn (a little overboard--S day)
by BeingGreen
Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Returning to the fold
Replies: 7
Views: 2822

Thanks for the encouragement KittyKat150! I've been a vegetarian for about 15 years and I am recently vegan again for my third try :D . I eat this way to opt out of a food system that I believe is cruel and uncivilized; thinking about makes my heart ache. The other two times I tried and gave up on v...
by BeingGreen
Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Returning to the fold
Replies: 7
Views: 2822

8/29, Day 2
B: Coffee/Silk Latte; vegan berry muffin, nectarine
L: Veggie ragout, pistachios, popcorn, "Silky" tea w/ sugar
D: Veg burger, tater tots, salad, pint Ruby ale

Success!
by BeingGreen
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Returning to the fold
Replies: 7
Views: 2822

August was not good in the weight department!!! Back to basics: 8/28, Day 1 B: Coffee/Silk Latte; vegan berry muffin, apple slices L: Cucumbers, seaweed topping, watermelon, apple slices, edamame, popcorn D: Zucchini soup, Cafe Yumm Bento box (brown rice, asian slaw, teriyaki tempeh, yumm sauce :D )...
by BeingGreen
Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Returning to the fold
Replies: 7
Views: 2822

I'm back from vacation. We traveled to Yellowstone and Grand Teton from Portland. We hiked and hiked every day. We even backpacked around Shosone Lake (2 nights, 3 days) and logged 40 miles (I carried a 25lb pack). I find it so easy to lose weight on vacation and so hard when I get home. I was 128lb...
by BeingGreen
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Returning to the fold
Replies: 7
Views: 2822

Returning to the fold

I've been away a long time. I've tried this and that, sometimes to great effect, but then things get out of control and I'm back where I started. I've kept up with the board by reading posts on and off. You are a wise bunch. I'm looking for peace with food and for peace with my 40-something body. No...
by BeingGreen
Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Big S-Day Last Thursday...
Replies: 22
Views: 7471

Congratulations Reinhard! Best wishes to you, your wife, your new little boy and his two big sisters.
by BeingGreen
Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Inspired!
Replies: 5
Views: 2768

Kathleen and Renee,
I feel encouraged by you both. I will commit. I need some sanity. I don't know how frequent my reporting will be this fall, but know that I'll be doing the No S thing here in Portland!
Brianna
by BeingGreen
Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Inspired!
Replies: 5
Views: 2768

Kathleen- I think you're being too hard on yourself! I was inspired by your sticking to No S again for as long as three weeks. I'm sorry you've decided to tweak again already though (as I read in your latest posts). For me, I'm going to take it slow and easy. I'll report back in a few days about how...
by BeingGreen
Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Inspired!
Replies: 5
Views: 2768

Inspired!

Wow. I've been away for a long time. Lots going on personally, lots of sad happenings in my family's life (cancer for my dear sister-in-law and my dear MIL), and the devastating loss of my beloved kitty of 19 years. I am working through my grief and I can see that it is a process and that life does ...
by BeingGreen
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154124

Just dropped by and saw the wonderful news. Congratulations to you and your husband! Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy :D
Brianna
by BeingGreen
Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

Hi all. The weekend went well--two non-idiotic S days. Monday was green. Trying for an all green week. Weight loss is slow . . .
by BeingGreen
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

Thursday green :D But TGIF!!! Planning on green today and lovely yellow tomorrow and Sunday. Happy weekend everyone.
by BeingGreen
Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

Wednesday was essentially green, although I did a little virtual plating after dinner (i.e., dinner was pretty small and so I "added" some fruit to the plate :wink: ). I loved Oolala's analogy about the horses and the corral! I'm going to try to use that mental image. And I also loved what she wrote...
by BeingGreen
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

Well last week was a total loss, in terms of No S anyway! So onward and upward with my summer challenge. Monday was the first day of summer camps, so I "began" again then. It was my first green in a while and it felt good. Today is going well too. I admit I'm back on my green smoothies and juicing k...
by BeingGreen
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

Thanks Amy and Liz, for the encouragement! So I wouldn't experience a WTH effect, I decided to make yesterday was an S day because of all the celebrating. I ate plenty but at least it wasn't "idiotic." At our house, this the first official day of Summer. Since I'm going for my "Summer Challenge," I ...
by BeingGreen
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Check In
Replies: 264
Views: 99813

You pretty much summed it up Amy :D I guess we all hope we end up with more good weeks than bad weeks on the road to mostly peaceful weeks!
by BeingGreen
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

Well after the great weekend, I stumbled, stumbled, and stumbled again! Red for Monday, red for Tuesday!! I can't really guarantee a good day today either because we are having our "Summer Kick-Off/End of school" party today after school. It's really no reason to take an S day, but it will be challe...
by BeingGreen
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 45 days to create a new habit
Replies: 13
Views: 3814

I have come to the conclusion that maintaining one's weight at a reasonable level--which needs to be individually determined--is a LIFE LONG process. If any one here thinks that thin people are just naturally thin, it seems like a delusion. Even "naturally thin" people make good choices on eating an...
by BeingGreen
Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

June: S day and NO Secret Eating :D We threw a big party for my DS who is "graduating" from 5th grade and moving on to middle school next year. I was nervous and excited so I didn't even eat much all day. Came home and had a nice dinner with pizza, salad, wine and ice cream for dessert. I felt great...
by BeingGreen
Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie 2012
Replies: 270
Views: 90367

This will be a great week for you, Sinnie! And you too Liz! May you both feel the GREEN spirit :D
by BeingGreen
Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

Thanks Liz! I smiled BIG when I saw your cheers here :D Yesterday was a fine S day, although I notice that after dinner is over and there are no more meals to look forward to on an S day, I feel kind of let down. I spend time imagining what else I "could" eat--it's an S day after all! I wasn't hungr...
by BeingGreen
Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154124

((((Hugs)))) Liz, so sorry for all the challenges lately. I can see myself in all of your posts (both ups and downs) and I am so empathetic and sympathetic. You are not alone at all. I too have resisted seeing a therapist because it does take so much time to get to know and trust someone. I have tri...
by BeingGreen
Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

June 7: Green and No Secret Eating! June 8: Green and No Secret Eating!! This was a very difficult challenge last night after dinner. I was so close to caving, to talking myself into eating a treat or two ("I'll only have a little, what does it really matter?" etc). But I reminded myself about my ch...
by BeingGreen
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

You're SO right about the kettle corn Liz. I should just throw it out!
by BeingGreen
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Check In
Replies: 264
Views: 99813

Hi Amy,
I saw on the June Challenge post that you've had a few bad days in a row. I hope today was a better day. Keep calm and carry on :)
by BeingGreen
Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

June 6: Green and No Secret Eating. But I was dangerously close to a Red.
I almost had a snack attack right after lunch, but somehow, miraculously, just before the moment of no return--I reminded myself of my goals this summer and I stopped and I put the bag of kettle corn away!
by BeingGreen
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2157
Views: 932085

Hooray for dealing with a small dent! Keep on truckin' :D
by BeingGreen
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

June 5: Green and No Secret Eating. Just a regular day. So far, so good on Wednesday too. Liz-From what you've said, you're certainly no "weirder" than your hubby in terms of eating! And believe me, my husband can snack with the best of them! He'd like to lose 10 pounds, has reasonably good eating h...
by BeingGreen
Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

Thanks Amy and Liz for the cheers--they mean a lot! June 4: :D Green day and No Secret Eating! By the end of the day, I was still pretty hungry. I need to watch out for undereating (given my history) so I enjoyed a whole mango around 9:00pm--I considered it part of a virtual plating since I ate so l...
by BeingGreen
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Check In
Replies: 264
Views: 99813

Thanks for stopping by my thread Amy! It's so nice to be here together with people on this journey. It makes me feel so much less alone in my challenges.
Have a great week!
by BeingGreen
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Who Me? Checking In!
Replies: 549
Views: 202840

I loved seeing your chick this morning! Glad to see you posting again. I'm not religious either. I find it easier just to live by the golden rule and am teaching my kids to do the same. I'm turned off by prosletyzing here too, except when it comes from No S zealots :D
by BeingGreen
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154124

What great wisdom on your thread Liz! Your posts inspire others to chime in and our whole community benefits :D So glad to be reminded that life is SO sweet even without constantly adding "Sweets." Raising children and being part of my family and friends is my greatest joy. N days allow me to bask i...
by BeingGreen
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

June 3: :D Good S day overall. I ate light all day knowing I would eat my largest meal at dinner (wine, pizza, salad, ice cream). I ate more dessert than I intended but no secret eating! Even though I had a few chocolate covered almonds after dinner, I brought the package out and ate a couple in ful...
by BeingGreen
Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

June 1: :D June 2: It's going to be harder to get rid of this habit than I thought! In general, no problem with secret eating today, but I noticed that as I was transferring the leftovers from dinner to a tupperware container, I popped the spoon into my mouth without thinking about my commitment to ...
by BeingGreen
Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * June Challenge * * *
Replies: 34
Views: 14131

I'll join the Vanilla No S party for June. There is strength in solidarity! June 1: Green! June 2: Moderate S day! June 3: Moderate S day! June 4: Green! June 5: Green! June 6: Green! June 7: Green! One week at time :D June 8: Green! June 9: Reasonable S day. June 10: Very moderate S day! Jule 11: B...
by BeingGreen
Thu May 31, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

This summer I would most like to work on what I view as my worst food habit. It's a habit that goes back at least 30 years, although it didn't become a huge problem until the last year or two. I'm calling it "Secret Eating." Reinhard touches on it in his recent podcast about "Solitary Eating" and lb...
by BeingGreen
Tue May 22, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154124

Hi Liz, Frankly we could never become tired of listening to a friend who is so honest with us about herself and who is clearly struggling at times. I feel nothing but sympathy and empathy! I am truly amazed at how difficult it has become to maintain sanity around food in this insane food environment...
by BeingGreen
Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

Thursday, Day 10, green but three very large meals. Friday, Day 11, S day. Saturday, Day 12, S day--it's my birthday today :D I'm hoping that turning 42 will give me the oomph I need to change my ways. 41 was not a good year for my waistline. Thanks for checking in Liz! I see by your posts that you'...
by BeingGreen
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

Wednesday, Day 10, green but JUST barely. Temptation everywhere, especially on Grocery Day. B: Yogurt, PB toast, banana, coffee cream/sugar (I love this breakfast!) L: Starving after hard workout. Carrots/hummus, dolmas, brussel sprouts, yogurt, granola D: Beer, Arugula/pepper salad, HB eggs, WW rol...
by BeingGreen
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154124

Hi Liz, Isn't it so nice to know that you will still be loved here--even if you have a red day or 2 or 10! I know that is why I've kept coming back to these boards for years now. You'll get back on track today and a have great green day. Don't even think about the weekend and whether or not you'll t...
by BeingGreen
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cocoa Crack and "The Snack Mindset"
Replies: 9
Views: 3786

American life has become so busy and crazy that people don't have time to sit down for a bowl of cereal and milk?! With obesity rates skyrocketing, I think people need to rethink their priorities. And Kellogg's is not helping the situation!!
by BeingGreen
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

Tuesday, Day 9: Green! A reasonably low temptation day. B: Muesli, whole goat milk, orange, coffee/cream sugar L: L.O. pizza (2 slices), brussel sprouts, dried mango & coconut D: Sauteed veggies w/ red sauce, edamame, sweet potato, red wine Today's going okay but it was really hard to stop at one pl...
by BeingGreen
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

Monday, Day 8: Green! It took some effort to skip the temptations, but at the end of the day, I felt fine and satisfied. Glad to have rules in place. B: Yogurt, orange, granola L: Rice cakes w/ almond butter, banana/blueberry/soy smoothie, dried fruit D: Roasted veggies, roasted potatoes w/feta and ...
by BeingGreen
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

This weekend was kind of over the top. Lots of sweets/junk food. I'm so glad to be back to an N day. Hopefully, next weekend I can be less munchy. Otherwise, I don't see how I"ll ever lose this 20 pounds!

BTW, thanks for your support Amy! I wish you a totally green week.
by BeingGreen
Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

Friday, Day 5: Green--and it was hard earned!
Large plates at lunch and dinner. Wanted snacks and/or sweets very much. Also wanted a good solid green week. Feeling successful as I head into the weekend.

Happy S days to all!
by BeingGreen
Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

Thursday, Day 4: Green!
B: Nancy's honey yogurt; orange; coffee with cream and sugar
L: PB with banana; pineapple coconut soy milk smoothie (homemade)
D: Large greek salad; hummus with carrots; dried figs
by BeingGreen
Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

Tuesday, Day 2: Green!
Wednesday, Day 3: Green!
B: Muesli, goat milk, banana
L: 1 slice pizza with tofu and veggies; brussel sprouts; sesame seed crunch; orange
Tall soy latte at 3:00pm
D: Large salad with black beans, corn, guacamole; dried mango
by BeingGreen
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

The first two weeks in April were a relative disaster on the food front. I am not at all happy with my body or my weight. I have been eating as if there were no consequences!! I have resisted and resisted Vanilla No S because in my mind it's so hard to give up a daily sweet--a daily reward for all t...
by BeingGreen
Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

We're back from a wonderful family vacation. I can proudly report 5 green days, 2 non-idiotic S days (although I did have two desserts last Sunday which I thought was pushing the limit a little), and one "Amber Alert" day. Last night (Friday) when we got home I struggled with no sweets after dinner....
by BeingGreen
Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Brianna's Summer Challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 13656

Brianna's Summer Challenge

I'm heading out on road trip with my family for spring break (New Mexico and western Texas). I often find it easier to stick to my guns when I'm away from home. Motel rooms have few foody temptations! I'm committed to coming home with some vitamin D (Hurray for sun! 8) ) and a report of six green N ...
by BeingGreen
Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: shameless self-promotion
Replies: 17
Views: 4656

I woke up this morning, the first day of spring, knowing it was your weigh-in day and feeling excited to see your success. A seasonal weigh-in has seemed like a terrific idea since I first saw it on your signature line. Hearty congratulations on your success! You are a living testament to patience a...
by BeingGreen
Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Stepping into the light
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

I just listened to Reinhard's latest podcast. It's excellent, BTW--so thanks Reinhard! I had found Kelly McGonigal on-line a long time ago (before her great book came out) because she's been blogging and making videos available about willpower for a while (she has a column on Psychology Today's webs...
by BeingGreen
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Stepping into the light
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

Thursday and Friday (so far) have been fairly peaceful for me. Mostly I'm concentrating on the concept that I actually do have control over what I eat. Even if I limit my consumption in reasonable ways (No S), there is no trigger that can MAKE me eat. A trigger only makes me WANT to eat. So I have b...
by BeingGreen
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Stepping into the light
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

lbb and Eileen-- Thanks for your kind words and support. I'm feeling good and strong about my decision to clear the air and own up to my choices and behaviors. Today has been a good day! B: Oatmeal, walnuts, banana, goat milk, maple syrup L: Plain yogurt, granola, slice of PB toast, apple, a bit of ...
by BeingGreen
Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Stepping into the light
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

Stepping into the light

Hi all, My name is Brianna. I've been known as Rubyslippers, OlderandNotWiser, Habitualrunner, and possibly a few other names here on these boards. I'm tired of self-deception. I'm tired of hiding behind my own illusions/delusions. Something oolala53 said on Kathleen's blog truly struck home with me...
by BeingGreen
Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2157
Views: 932085

Thank you for your exceedingly insightful post on Kathleen's blog. Your honest, succinct message about binges, self-deception, feelings of control (or lack thereof) hit home with me in a powerful way. It's so clear that while "you've been there and done that," you've also seen your way through to th...
by BeingGreen
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 3888

0Saturday: Success
1Sunday: Success
by BeingGreen
Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My MOD, if you're interested
Replies: 16
Views: 5448

An excellent mod, and one which I have toyed with off and on. The trick is the "1 and done" mentality. Good luck!
by BeingGreen
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 3888

B: Fruit smoothie with blueberries, banana, yogurt, and coconut water
L: Fresh squeezed green juice, rice cakes and almond butter, apple, dried mango, plain goat yogurt
D (planned): Tofu burger with sauteed onions and mushrooms, baked potato, broccoli, white wine
by BeingGreen
Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 3888

Thanks Frau Koch for stopping by and offering your good wishes. I love reading your blog BTW, you are so witty and in a second language no less! I've been thinking a lot about the failures of this past week. (If truth be told, I managed to overdo it on each and every one of the last seven days :roll...
by BeingGreen
Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 3888

Thanks Berry and lbb for your support. I guess I must have been so strict with myself through Jan and half of Feb that when the cravings hit, I completely lost control. Just trying to be normal today.
by BeingGreen
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 3888

As I mentioned to lbb, things have been crummy here since Thursday. After all my hard work and discipline for 71/2 weeks, I have had two major red days and one over the top S day. Today, Sunday, is not over yet. I need to pick up the pieces and get my mojo back! The difference is clear: when I eat p...
by BeingGreen
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: I'm BAAACK!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3341

Welcome back Liz! I have missed you. I probably had a different "name" when you were here last (Maybe OlderandNotWiser? In fact I think I've changed my name here at 3 or 4 times--all in efforts to make "new" starts). But I remember your blog and that you live in Seattle (I live in Portland) and I re...
by BeingGreen
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 3888

So far, so good this week. Staying green and continuing to lose, although at a much slowed pace (which is good--I keep telling myself!). And I've been working on my self-talk quite a bit. If I feel discouraged, I've been saying, "Which weight would I rather have--what I weighed on December 31 (142is...
by BeingGreen
Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 3888

It's Sunday morning here and my Valentine and I went out last night for a wonderful dinner to our favorite restaurant here in Portland. Everything was amazing and the attention to detail surpassed our wildest dinner dreams! I started with a lovely old-fashioned cocktail called a Bouvaldier: rye whis...
by BeingGreen
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 3888

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday all green! One thing I've been doing differently as of this new year is consistently reading everyone's daily check-in. I find it so comforting to hear your ups (and downs) because clearly everyone has both. Frankly, I'm really glad to to KCCC back because she is like a...
by BeingGreen
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Book Review!
Replies: 18
Views: 6284

Nice to hear from you KCCC. We have been missing your sane words of wisdom. We hope all is well with you!
by BeingGreen
Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 3888

Rubyslippers Returns . . .

Hi all, It's the middle of a quiet S day, DH took DS and DD skiing! We're not much of football family so they happily take advantage of quiet slopes every year on this day. I started this new thread because I couldn't get my signature to work and I find I really like reading what everyone puts in th...
by BeingGreen
Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just a test
Replies: 0
Views: 1354

Just a test

Had some trouble with my signature, but problem now solved.
by BeingGreen
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 9362

Thanks for your posts, r.jean and Roxy! I always welcome feedback. I never imagined myself an inspiration though. I'm just like everyone here--struggling to keep the demon cravings at bay through reasonable, rational habits. Luckily, I really like to exercise and have a been a runner for over 20 yea...
by BeingGreen
Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 9362

Th/F were green. Yay. The weekend is now wrapping up. It was a couple of nice days at home for the four of us, although the kids and I went out and saw "Tin Tin" in the afternoon today. Fun! I only took one S this weekend after dinner tonight. Same lovely treat from last weekend: dried cherries, toa...
by BeingGreen
Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 9362

M/T/W all green :D
by BeingGreen
Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 9362

Hi all. Weekend was good. If you can believe it, I planned for a small dessert on Saturday night but after dinner I really didn't crave it or want it that much so I just skipped! I'm sure that's almost never happened before. I had a little treat last night so I feel good about heading into this week...
by BeingGreen
Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 9362

Good and busy week. I haven't been good about not stepping on the scale, but the good news is that I had a "minor" breakthrough! Although I didn't weigh myself on January 1 (the date that I'm counting from), I'm pretty sure I was 142 or so (based on how my clothes fit). This morning I was 134.8 :D T...
by BeingGreen
Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 9362

It's Monday morning and I'm pleased to report that the weekend went well. And I'm officially down another 1 pound (17 to go). I also have to report that the frustration over slow weight loss is very difficult. I've gained and lost the same 20 pounds a handful of times in my life and kept it off most...
by BeingGreen
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 9362

Checking in on Friday afternoon. A good week, I think. My experient with green juice and green smoothies in combination with No S is going nicely. The books all say that when you fill up on fruits and veggies your cravings will be more manageable. So far, so good. I feel satified generally and I am ...
by BeingGreen
Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 9362

Thanks WalkerLori! I'm just popping in to say that the weekend was fine and the week's off to a fine start. I made the mistake of stepping on the scale this morning, when I had promised myself I would wait! I was disappointed with the number, but luckily, I did not allow that to fling me into a tail...
by BeingGreen
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 9362

Hi oolala! Just by coincidence I decided to lurk on the boards here today--I knew I hadn't posted in several weeks (since before Christmas) and I wasn't planning on posting anything. I always wonder if anyone notices my comings and goings and clearly you do--so thanks for the cyber-space moral suppo...
by BeingGreen
Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 9362

Wednesday, 12/21
Day 11

Sick day :( I'm calling it yellow.

Thursday, 12/22
Day 12

B: Muesli breakfast
L: Half eggplant wrap with spicy sauce, broccoli, squash, yogurt, nuts, dried fruit (really big meal--but hey, no sweets and I'm not feeling the need to snack or go wild)
by BeingGreen
Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 9362

Tuesday, 12/20
Day 10

B: Muesli, banana, goat milk, coffee
L: LO veggie pizza, brussel sprouts, tomato soup, dried figs
D: Leek and potato soup, roasted squash, chickenless cutlet

Success!
by BeingGreen
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rea's Daily Check In
Replies: 29
Views: 11655

Hang tough Rea! It is funny how the little things can save you a red sometimes--thank you Mr. Mouse :D
by BeingGreen
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 9362

Monday, 12/19
Day 9

B: Almond butter, toast, yogurt, banana, coffee
L: Carrots, broccoli, hummus, roasted potatoes, dried fruit
D: Large salad with roasted squash and tofu, homemade pear sauce

Success!
by BeingGreen
Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 9362

The rest of Saturday was good and not wild. Success. Sunday, 12/18 Day 8 A little wild. Not exactly over the top, but not really a paragon of virtue either. I appreciated the analogy that someone referred to a while back about how no one would purposely wreck their car after making a small dent (KCC...
by BeingGreen
Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 9362

Friday, 12/16
Day 6

B: Muesli, etc.
L: Same as yesterday too.
D: Cranberry walnut bread with assorted cheeses, broccoli, wine

Success!

Saturday, 12/17
Day 7

As of midday, not wild :D
by BeingGreen
Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rea's Daily Check In
Replies: 29
Views: 11655

Keep up the great work!
by BeingGreen
Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 9362

Thanks Rea and iknit247 for the good thoughts! Wednesday, 12/14 Day 4 B: Muesli, goat milk, banana, coffee with milk and sugar L: Carrots, beets, hummus, ww pretzels, yogurt; dried fruit D: Baked tofu; sweet potato; collard greens; 1 beer Success! Thursday, 12/15 Day 5 B: PB toast, banana, yogurt, c...
by BeingGreen
Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 9362

Tuesday, 12/12
Day 3

B: PB on ww toast; banana; yogurt; coffee with milk and sugar
L: Out--Pear, bleu cheese, and walnut salad; cup of tomato soup with croutons
D: Small olive ciabatta roll; hummus; feta, carrots; 3 dolmas; dried figs

Success!
by BeingGreen
Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rea's Daily Check In
Replies: 29
Views: 11655

Yay for your green!
by BeingGreen
Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 9362

Thanks Snapdragon and Janie! I love the positive energy on these boards. Sunday, 12/11 Day 1 S day! Not wild. Success! Monday, 12/12 Day 2 B: Muesli; goat milk; banana; coffee with milk and sugar L: Veggies; hummus; whole wheat pretzels; yogurt; figs D: Chickenless cutlet; collard greens; sweet pota...
by BeingGreen
Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: crawling back for the zillionth time (or so)
Replies: 8
Views: 3647

Rea-

I'm pysched to join you in gettting a jump-start on the New Year's Resoluters! I promise to be faithful in keeping up my daily check-in and I'll peek in on yours too.

Let's get 21 days under our belts before 2012!

Ruby
by BeingGreen
Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Returns . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 9362

Rubyslippers Returns . . .

It's a good thing you're such an accepting group of people. I can keep falling off the wagon forever and you'll keep welcoming me back with open arms! The only problem is, while you're all being so nice, I'm gaining weight--not exactly the results I'm looking for. So here goes another run. Much simp...
by BeingGreen
Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: crawling back for the zillionth time (or so)
Replies: 8
Views: 3647

Hi Rea, I hear you and I'm with you! This is the zillionith time for me as well. I've made myself a mini-challenge (join me?): there are exactly three weeks left in 2011 (a year in which I've gained more weight than I care to admit). Since three weeks is a "magic" number around here, I'm shooting fo...
by BeingGreen
Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Tries Something New
Replies: 6
Views: 2032

Janie, Who Me?, and tobiasmom--Thank you all for visiting and cheering me on! This past week didn't go quite as I expected. I had a few "green" days and a very unfortunately red day :oops: I'm very much trying to get my mojo back. These boards are truly wonderful and full of supportive and nonjudgem...
by BeingGreen
Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Tries Something New
Replies: 6
Views: 2032

B: Grapenuts, soymilk, banana
L: Tofu with sauce, salad roll, carrot salad, date roll and kettle corn
D: Ratatouille; edamame; roasted squash, dessert

No second, no snacks
by BeingGreen
Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Tries Something New
Replies: 6
Views: 2032

Rubyslippers Tries Something New

Here I am again. I'm hoping to move at a much slower pace than I've tried in the past. I like reading that a few others on these boards are phasing in No S in their own time. As of right now, I can commit to no snacks and no seconds, but I won't promise no sweets. For me that takes a heroic amount o...
by BeingGreen
Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Tries Again!
Replies: 20
Views: 7882

Nice to come home to friendly support (thanks Roxy and Joyofsix)! The first half of vacation didn't go very well (2 reds :( ). But some how I pulled it together and finished with 5 green days. The scale was ever so slightly lower when I stepped on it this morning :) Now that I'm home again, I'm look...
by BeingGreen
Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Tries Again!
Replies: 20
Views: 7882

A hard won green today. I felt stressed and wanted to snack after dinner but stuck it out!

Off on vacation tomorrow . . .
by BeingGreen
Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Tries Again!
Replies: 20
Views: 7882

Thanks tobiasmom! I hope you had a good, balanced weekend. My S days went well and I had a green day today. It's frustrating that the number on the scale doesn't go down faster, but since No S is a long term plan, I guess time is on my side :)
by BeingGreen
Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rubyslippers Tries Again!
Replies: 20
Views: 7882

It's been a great four green days in a row. I feel inspired heading into the weekend, but also scared. I know I need to let my guard down a little, but finding middle "non-idiotic" ground is the challenge. Best of luck to us all!