Search found 9673 matches

by oolala53
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2193
Views: 1021361

Re: oolala53

How delightful to hear from you! And that things are going well. Oh, besides wishing I couldn't wait to exercise, I kinda wish there was some work I want to do. But not seriously looking to solve that minor problem. I like freedom, too. Yesterday I met with ex-colleagues, went to a tap dance class, ...
by oolala53
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How has your meal composition changed?
Replies: 6
Views: 1320

Re: How has your meal composition changed?

I know this thread isn't about this, but you must be enjoying your meals so much more without the snacking.
by oolala53
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I've Badly Relapsed Into Binging!
Replies: 14
Views: 5115

Re: I've Badly Relapsed Into Binging!

Yay! Just keep going.
by oolala53
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Lessons over 10 years
Replies: 17
Views: 6086

Re: No S Lessons over 10 years

Be sure to deal with the self-hatred side of things. Getting angry with oneself after a binge actually increases the chance it will be repeated. It is PART of the binge habit/cycle! Interrupting any cycle at any point helps weaken it. No matter what, keep working your N days. And you MAY have to go ...
by oolala53
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Bright Line Eating
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Bright Line Eating

Actually, there are probably a fair number of women who need to eat that little or even less to lose weight. Tough to take, but true. I would probably have to, especially since I have lost weight, so it takes less to sustain me than if I had never lost. (When I looked at BLE, they were saying 1100 c...
by oolala53
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Keys to lifestyle change success?
Replies: 15
Views: 663

Re: Keys to lifestyle change success?

Sorry, in my mind, if I have to use ANY technique, strategy, thought, etc., I call that willpower, and I have accepted that it often takes willpower to implement strategies, esp. at first and sometimes even later. Maybe by willpower, people mean actually thinking/saying, "I WILL?WILL NOT do x, y, or...
by oolala53
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Finally Committing to No S
Replies: 25
Views: 598

Re: Finally Committing to No S

I admit I haven't read every post- it doesn't take long for a lot of posts to accumulate, but I wanted to say hi and welcome. I did see that it seems you made big progress in not too long on the hard candies.(BTW, going through a 5-oz bag fast was nothing for me.) Sorry you have so much to contend w...
by oolala53
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2193
Views: 1021361

Re: oolala53

Did my winter 5-day stint. Feeling good about some of the restrictions I'm aiming at. Sound funny? Well, I felt good ten years ago about restricting my snacks, sweets, and seconds. Now refining for new purposes. It's all about being really convinced of the value of the reward and the fairness of the...
by oolala53
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3965
Views: 1319892

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Had been a little worried, but I agree that less posting can be a very good thing. Hugs.
by oolala53
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Keys to lifestyle change success?
Replies: 15
Views: 663

Re: Keys to lifestyle change success?

For any lifestyle change, be clear what you think the advantage[s] will be or what you really want to avoid. Keep the drama out of it. For eating less: In times of difficulty, minimize the discomfort of skipping the food and magnify the benefits of waiting to eat in terms of pleasure and satisfactio...
by oolala53
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Soprano
Replies: 203
Views: 25604

Re: Soprano

Just saying hi. When I first pulled up your thread, it was actually from a year ago and I didn’t realize it till I read several entries, but it does sound like the job stuff and mincemeat pie’s are still having their effects! Warmest wishes for a good year of the systematic moderation.
by oolala53
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2193
Views: 1021361

Re: oolala53

Tx, auto! I just added my update to the testimonial section. I wish I could be more glowing, but it is what it is, and it is not in my opinion inviting sedition! I certainly have found nothing better.
by oolala53
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Marina's check in
Replies: 44
Views: 13237

Re: Marina's check in

Are you in the Facebook group? Congrats all around.
by oolala53
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Soprano
Replies: 203
Views: 25604

Re: Soprano

Continued success maintaining through the season. A real feat!
by oolala53
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jibaholic's Check-In
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Jibaholic's Check-In

You are just getting going. Keep at it! I can't imagine your being sorry a couple of years from now using it, but I imagine you will be sorry if you don't.

Here's to a green Friday.
by oolala53
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alison's Start to No S
Replies: 23
Views: 738

Re: Alison's Start to No S

Though the basic structure is the same, it really takes most people more than a few weeks or even months before any real pattern gets established of WHAT is on the plates. And even that can change over the YEARS. I had WILD S days for a couple of years. I just wasn't willing to get tougher before th...
by oolala53
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Journey of Tobias and Mom
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: The Journey of Tobias and Mom

It's been a little over a month. How is it going?
by oolala53
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2193
Views: 1021361

Re: oolala53

The eating situation was difficult for me. I ended up eating a lot less for various reasons, not really fun ones, and even though I did some grazing. My pants got looser in the week, but I have been eating more since back and weigh about the same as before I left. I'm pretty much okay with that, tho...
by oolala53
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Bright Line Eating
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Bright Line Eating

Because I continue to have some issues with overeating, even after I all my years here, I did look for quite awhile at BLE. I even got the newsletter with her frequent (daily?) video logs. I felt cruddy just seeing the email in my inbox. I feel much better since I ended my subscription. Which is not...
by oolala53
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 258
Views: 116578

Re: Why did you leave? Why are you back?

I affirm that having done No S before will help with adjusting to years of life after surgery. Best to you and your fiancé!
by oolala53
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2193
Views: 1021361

Re: oolala53

HI, gingerpie! Boy, I sure miss the feature that gave us email alerts on threads we were following. I just don't keep up. I have answers for why you don't do what's in your best interest, but it's not original or my own. Because things that are not in long term best interest are often harder than on...
by oolala53
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2019 Holiday Check In
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: KCCC's 2019 Holiday Check In

Hang in there! I think it's an advantage that the season between txgiving and Christmas this year is a little shorter.
by oolala53
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2783
Views: 834248

Re: automated eating tracker

P.Sl, I checked on Amazon for the heck of it. The two highly rated monitors I looked at had several detractors claiming on multiple quick tests done back to back, there were big discrepancies. Hmm.
by oolala53
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2783
Views: 834248

Re: automated eating tracker

I am such a baby that the idea of pricking my fingers a lot is a wet blanket on the monitor idea. I'm not sick or close to it, but I am curious. Do you think a lightweight without a health condition to give me a good reason to suffer pain could benefit?



tx
by oolala53
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 298
Views: 67300

Re: ladybird's check in

Hope the end of November has gone well.
by oolala53
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1764
Views: 977089

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Just wanted to point out that Reinhard does advocate "keeping track" of success or failure, which is a tenet of habit change, but to do it as undramatically, un-guilt-provokingly as possible. Thus the green/yellow/red system. Brain researcher Stephen Gueyenet, who has studied hunter gatherers quite ...
by oolala53
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 621
Views: 79394

Re: flyingpig checkin

Ah, the weight we'd be if there was food available only around meal time, and real meal food, at that. Only thing to do is forgive and resolve to do better. :evil:
by oolala53
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lizzy6 -Check In
Replies: 68
Views: 13376

Re: Lizzy6 -Check In

I think even people who DO have a problem with eating have a hard time understanding the value of No S. It's all just cultural pressures influenced by so many other interests!

I can't promise to be accountable with you, but I am on your side.
by oolala53
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Article
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: Interesting Article

It seems what we are "sustaining" with snackification is not vitality or joy, yet people cling to this freedom! I say the emphasis on looking at the severe minority who can be impulse-driven without paying a high price is also part of the problem, though they don't go into that. Fair enough. I am fo...
by oolala53
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Train" now for holiday eating
Replies: 8
Views: 1406

Re: "Train" now for holiday eating

I am so glad that I enjoyed the food I had on Txgiving but did not feel stuffed at any point in the day. Am feeling pretty good about the next few weeks, though as I'm not even working anymore, have very few social eating events to look forward to. That's a coin with two sides!
by oolala53
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food Pushers
Replies: 13
Views: 1188

Re: Food Pushers

Learning to deal with all kinds of environmental pressures is definitely part of the skill set needed. I have said before that often get inspiration from thinking about my naturally slim nephew-in-law, who rarely gets influenced to eat even one more bite than he wants on his own. I've also seen him ...
by oolala53
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Train" now for holiday eating
Replies: 8
Views: 1406

Re: "Train" now for holiday eating

Boy, I have to get on my own train! I haven't had many green days since I posted this. Going to be around a lot of food today. Hope I can be reasonable.
by oolala53
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 258
Views: 116578

Re: Why did you leave? Why are you back?

While on WW, I saw what kind of meals seemed to be the most satisfying and pleasurable. They actually tended to be what others might call diet meals, certainly of less than 500 calories and even lower. They became the basis of my N days (and often S meals) and took me all the way down However, if I ...
by oolala53
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I lost a lot of weight on a diet similar to NoS.
Replies: 20
Views: 11950

Re: I lost a lot of weight on a diet similar to NoS.

Sometimes it was a reasonable portion of a processed food as part of my meal which kept me from snacking until that meal. Usually had less than two hours to wait from urge to meal.
by oolala53
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2193
Views: 1021361

Re: oolala53

It turned out tap class had been cancelled because of a festival in the area. Another student and I showed up; I vaguely remembered something about an announcement about it. He and I had a nice talk and off I went. You'd think I'd have come home and done some tapping, but I didn't. Just finished the...
by oolala53
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Ideal Weight Program" Questionnaire
Replies: 5
Views: 2086

Re: "Ideal Weight Program" Questionnaire

This is per one of the guys I like to obsess on, Stephen Guyenet. I came out stress and exercise, though the way the questions were phrased, I sometimes answered as if some things were no problem at all when they occasionally are. It's funny about the stress because I'm never sure if I truly eat bec...
by oolala53
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 6905

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

Sounds like the body exerting its desire for homeostasis. Oh, well. I personally think it's better to know this might happen and not see it as a sign of failure (maybe you've said the same yourself in previous posts), but as a rather natural part of the process for most of us. Yes, yes, I know there...
by oolala53
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2193
Views: 1021361

Re: oolala53

I'm doing my quarterly eating plan and boy, is it showing me how I had gotten into the habit of feeling like food was an option in many hours or situations that weren't for a long time. I'm not convinced that is keeping any weight on me, and am confronted with questioning whether it is a terrible pr...
by oolala53
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2193
Views: 1021361

Re: oolala53

Hi, Linda. It's pretty loose to call fasting, though I attempt to keep to a 10-12 hour eating window- just went over it a few minutes ago having cooked up some rye berries, which I hadn't had in a long time. A fair amount of my food these days is fitting Longo's recommendations for daily eating, whi...
by oolala53
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2783
Views: 834248

Re: automated eating tracker

You're navigating a lot of straits- good job, really!
by oolala53
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2193
Views: 1021361

Re: oolala53

Tx! I took Costco tuxedo mousse cakes to a Saturday philosophy group meeting and chowed down on some good hunks. Before going, I had asked my carpool mate if she would put any leftovers in her freezer. I just couldn’t stand the thought of throwing it out and knew nobody there would take it. I also k...
by oolala53
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 30 Day "Sprinkles" Experiment
Replies: 3
Views: 1198

Re: 30 Day "Sprinkles" Experiment

It’s worth try. Since the nature of your job makes the mods systematic, it could work to at least establish habit. If there’s still overeating going on, as there often is even when people are Vanilla-compliant, it’s easier to target it later. I’m not sure what you meant by saying you would STILL obs...
by oolala53
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 167
Views: 5863

Re: Alene's Check-in

Isn't it a shame that so many meetings, which could potentially be useful, are not? And yet, as a high school teacher, I am still glad we came together periodically so that it didn't feel like we were all just separately pedaling our own race. And I was lucky that one of the small groups I worked wi...
by oolala53
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 99376

Re: Jen's checkin thread

What would real food be? Like enough for a relatively balanced dinner? Or just not chips and cookies?
by oolala53
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2783
Views: 834248

Re: automated eating tracker

I had a meditation book from the library for a few weeks. The author said at certain advanced stages of meditation, all kinds of old experiences can arise and the body will go through different things- shaking, burning, cold, crying, etc. Being able to stay with the difficulties is part of what the ...
by oolala53
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!
Replies: 27
Views: 4454

Re: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!

I cannot eat the same amount I would have been able to had I not gained 40+ pounds and lost. Them's the breaks. If I'm honest, I'm not legitimately hungry for much more, but that doesn't stop me from yearning for more. That little extra pleasure in the mouth! That's the only place I feel it, though,...
by oolala53
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2193
Views: 1021361

Re: oolala53

No worries. At least it wasn't about me! Last spring when I started going to a clutterers meeting on Tuesday afternoons, I got in the habit afterwards of dropping into one, sometimes two, nearby grocery stores that sell sesame sticks, a beloved food for me. (Leftover permissiveness from the "fasting...
by oolala53
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2783
Views: 834248

Re: automated eating tracker

Is Resilient a guided meditation or an audiobook? Tx
by oolala53
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How long until you saw a loss?
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Re: How long until you saw a loss?

I wish I could say I fit your criterion, but I lost relatively early, though not a lot and not fast. But I also went through many plateaus. Eventually, loss would come after I actually ate a lot less on S days, sometimes even less than on N days because if I went out for a rich meal, I would sometim...
by oolala53
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!
Replies: 27
Views: 4454

Re: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!

I had already made a lot of changes before No S; meals were not my problem. I couldn't have handled much nutrition pressure back then. I couldn't even stand trying to curtail my wild S days, and boy were they wild! If had known then what I know now? Nah, it probably wouldn't have sunk in. I always l...
by oolala53
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 451
Views: 271043

Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Congrats on a good week. Good luck Monday!
by oolala53
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Train" now for holiday eating
Replies: 8
Views: 1406

Re: "Train" now for holiday eating

Well, the holiday eating starts earlier, for some people as early as Halloween. But if feeling back on track now feels good enough, it could carry you through. I had been way off from mid spring through to not that long ago, so I wanted to give myself a pep talk, too!
by oolala53
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Train" now for holiday eating
Replies: 8
Views: 1406

"Train" now for holiday eating

I could have sworn I started a thread on this last year but couldn't find it. Maybe it was in 2017? Well, onwards. I'm pretty sure it was the author of Mindless Eating who found that it's really early in the fall that people need to get ready for the holidays by eating modestly. This can be further ...
by oolala53
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 167
Views: 5863

Re: Alene's Check-in

Good Lord, there can be a lot on a thread even when it's not very old! I want to "weigh in" on the binge stuff. I was a big binge/compulsive overeater for decades. I observed as time went on that it was actually in the first three hours after a meal that I felt the most urge to start the random eati...
by oolala53
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!
Replies: 27
Views: 4454

Re: Sinnie's Resurgence - Back to the Check In!

I'm just jumping all over the forum today. Keep hanging in there!
by oolala53
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2783
Views: 834248

Re: automated eating tracker

Feeling a little overwhelmed to try to catch up, but wanted to say hi. Onwards to fall.
by oolala53
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lizzy6 -Check In
Replies: 68
Views: 13376

Re: Lizzy6 -Check In

I have been sporadic on the boards, but wanted to welcome you back. Warmest wishes to just keep going this time!
by oolala53
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dalia negra
Replies: 207
Views: 37448

Re: Dalia negra

You sound good, Dalia. I'm glad you have the idea to make it about a sustainable habit. You can't know what that will look like right off the top. You'll live your way into it. Hugs.
by oolala53
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: This is not a bad idea, Tracker!
Replies: 117
Views: 12445

Re: This is not a bad idea, Tracker!

I think you hit on it when you said you need goals that are not weight related. But they have to really resonate with you. I am a believer in some kind of relatively established routine because there are very few people who can eat more by the seat of their pants and do well in the long run. There i...
by oolala53
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2193
Views: 1021361

Re: oolala53

What is really ironic is that the yoga series never takes less than 45 minutes; before this, I couldn't get myself to do even 14 minutes 5x a week! Weird. Like people who don't stick to any diet and then suddenly plunge in calories and count them judiciously. Let's hope something sticks better for m...
by oolala53
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2193
Views: 1021361

Re: oolala53

Funny I said that about the agenda, because I am taking Longo as seriously, or close to it, with exceptions for social situations, as anyone in a long time, or at least that's the aspiration. Agenda or not, his stuff fits the overall picture of what I think holds water nutritionally. I feel I have t...
by oolala53
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm back after too long an absence
Replies: 5
Views: 1348

Re: I'm back after too long an absence

People do not always make it to 21 days there first try. I hope you didn’t get discouraged. Please drop in and let us know what you’re thinking.
by oolala53
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2 meals a day?
Replies: 8
Views: 1579

Re: 2 meals a day?

Are you still pondering this? I would advise being willing to start first with tapering off on the plate loads unless you really believe that you could accommodate a two-meal structure in your work and social life and can’t stand the idea of less food at a meal. Let us know how it’s going even if it...
by oolala53
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How has your meal composition changed?
Replies: 6
Views: 1320

Re: How has your meal composition changed?

When I first started No S, my meals didn’t actually change that much because I had already made a lot of changes to my meals over the years. (My big problem was compulsive overeating of mostly sweets from midday on.) However, over my years on the plan, my meal content has changed because my focus on...
by oolala53
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just some thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 1552

Re: Just some thoughts

If you have been a frequent eater, yes, I believe you will be better off after a year of longer gaps between eating events even if you don’t lose weight. There are health advantages and mental advantages. Do you have active health issues or conditions that could soon become issues? What is the longe...
by oolala53
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dalia negra
Replies: 207
Views: 37448

Re: Dalia negra

I haven't been on the boards as much and see you haven't, either. Miss you! Hope things are better.
by oolala53
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Della's Monthly Check In
Replies: 62
Views: 9203

Re: Della's Monthly Check In

Excellent progress! Congrats.
by oolala53
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3965
Views: 1319892

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Not caught up on everything, but dropping in anyway. Have to say from my perspective that your guest may have thought she was doing a favor by throwing a few items in with hers in the dryer. If she doesn't have a lot of clothes that need special treatment, she might have had no idea. I bet she feels...
by oolala53
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2783
Views: 834248

Re: automated eating tracker

I sure have missed a lot, but will jump in any way. I took a webinar recently on dealing with past negative influences and it seemed to me that the teacher/therapist (he deals mostly with addicts) implied that the most important work to be done is on this side, meaning with oneself. So even if the o...
by oolala53
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 13079

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

I'll vent a little here but have recently been perturbed that in order to be smart about what, how often, and how much we eat. we have to contend with so much. I,too, don't want to be the wet blanket, and used to eat with gusto and much admiring of the usual suspects of dietary indiscretion at socia...
by oolala53
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 298
Views: 67300

Re: ladybird's check in

Hi, ladybird! Keep up the good work.
by oolala53
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2193
Views: 1021361

Re: oolala53

I've had a couple of days of better-enough eating that I feel pretty good today. Did already have a small fail, but still like the improvement. For anyone very triggered by health talk, better pass this rest of this post up! Linda, the tuneup is called a Fast MIMICKING Diet; it's not really fasting,...
by oolala53
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 13079

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Hi, Candace. I, too, will not have read all your posts but wanted to respond to one you left on my thread. Yes, I had what I would call great success on No S for years. Great success for me was reducing my compulsive overeating and finding an eating plan that gave me pleasure and pep. Some sacrifice...
by oolala53
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 258
Views: 116578

Re: Why did you leave? Why are you back?

Not to discourage you, but making better habits and "getting this weight off" can be loosely related. Depending on sustained, linear weight loss (or large losses) can derail better habits. (So many people leave because No S didn't get them weight loss at a rate they wanted, with no mention of any ot...
by oolala53
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2193
Views: 1021361

Re: oolala53

That is so touching! I've said other places that it has derailed me that we don't get email updates about new thread posts on No S since the format change. But I've also not been posting because I've been off the rails and was sick of the whole thing. I have stayed marginally involved on Sparkpeople...
by oolala53
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3965
Views: 1319892

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I've been off the No S site for quite awhile. It has really affected me that we don't get email alerts of thread updates anymore. (But I also needed a break from eating stuff,and I'm so fragile in my own eating right now that I just didn't want to keep writing about it. Though I will probably do an ...
by oolala53
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Perfectionist type eating?
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Re: Perfectionist type eating?

Just to add, you can sabotage No S with the attitude you talk about as well. By the way, you are not alone in the kind of reaction you are talking about. It's actually typical for dieting, that is, to respond to slips by going off the deep end. It's called officially the 'what-the-hell" syndrome and...
by oolala53
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: An underrated key to No S success: Reframing 'Self-Discipline'
Replies: 8
Views: 2476

Re: An underrated key to No S success: Reframing 'Self-Discipline'

I had my turnaround when I saw that my compulsive overeating was as painful as it would probably be to say not to urges to overeat. I was lucky that the No S plan was so pleasurable for so long.

But I want to say that it definitely took discipline at times.
by oolala53
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Meal Timing Epiphany
Replies: 13
Views: 2990

Re: Meal Timing Epiphany

I'm going to say if you feel that that schedule is working for you and your social life, just go with it and don't get caught up in the IF world. It can just become another way to stay caught in the preoccupation. (Well, it has been for me. I'm still grappling with it two years later after 3 meals s...
by oolala53
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Advice from long time no s ers??
Replies: 7
Views: 2111

Re: Advice from long time no s ers??

After nearly 8 years of a lot of success, I have had some trouble recently, but I'll talk anyway. The two main motivations for my sticking with it was 1) feeling that my eating (I did a lot of binge-like compulsive overeating) was only going to get worse and I couldn't see living like that for my la...
by oolala53
Thu May 16, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2783
Views: 834248

Re: automated eating tracker

I saw a post on my thread awhile ago in which you said you had bought a scale that measures bodyfat. Is it a bad time to ask for your assessment on it? It was pretty inexpensive. Not that I'm in the market, but am curious.
by oolala53
Thu May 16, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2193
Views: 1021361

Re: oolala53

The obsession continues. I"ve been listening to the book Bright Line Eating. I looked at the program on a special disc provided. It's basically a prescribed calorie diet with limited foods at three meals. Very regimented. I felt sad looking at it! Would I achieve the happiness and sense of freedom p...
by oolala53
Thu May 16, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Restarting and timing
Replies: 16
Views: 4017

Re: Restarting and timing

I think it's becoming nearly universal in the culture to believe that just about any time or place or position (standing and walking, etc.) is a viable time to eat. Individuals might not choose to eat, but it's rarely questioned, at least out loud. God forbid that you should imply that you would rat...
by oolala53
Thu May 16, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Smoothies with fruit
Replies: 5
Views: 1501

Re: Smoothies with fruit

A smoothie is basically solid food pre-chewed. Save food for meals. And remember that you have an amazingly powerful blender in the form or your jaws and teeth!
by oolala53
Fri May 10, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2193
Views: 1021361

Re: oolala53

The acting is a mix of things: fun, challenging, tedious, annoying, etc. VERY easy to get caught up in ego stuff. It's a little disappointing to see how easy it is for me to get waylaid. I thought it might be a new and engrossing activity to fill more of my time with, but it takes effort, even thoug...
by oolala53
Fri May 10, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 621
Views: 79394

Re: flyingpig checkin

Hope Thursday went decently well, and Friday will be green! It's such a great feeling to go to bed Friday night having been compliant, even if it took some pain to get there.
by oolala53
Fri May 10, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 210
Views: 30880

Re: liveitup's check-in

Here's to a strong, compliant Friday. A great way to end the week. I'm on your side!
by oolala53
Fri May 10, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2783
Views: 834248

Re: automated eating tracker

Good lord, your life can be a minefield of food! Great job on building the resistance muscle. Stick to your moderate guns! Look at me, mixing metaphors like a sports writer....
by oolala53
Fri May 10, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3965
Views: 1319892

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Well, the birthdays will be out of the way soon, too. Maybe that's better than having to face them more often throughout the year. And there are some spans where every other year where one of them falls on an S day anyway. It can be shocking how little food it can take to sustain us. I'm no scientis...
by oolala53
Fri May 10, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee’s daily check in 2019
Replies: 73
Views: 7438

Re: Nettee’s daily check in 2019

You didn't ask, but I think it is a very good idea to reinforce the specialness of saving baking for S days with your kids. The American habit of baking and having sweets around all the time is way out of line with older traditional cultures, especially the intensity and portion sizes we're used to,...
by oolala53
Fri May 10, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Chanda's Daily Check In
Replies: 61
Views: 11285

Re: Chanda's Daily Check In

Just browsed through your thread. Welcome and continued success!
by oolala53
Wed May 08, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Restarting and timing
Replies: 16
Views: 4017

Re: Restarting and timing

There are no slim cultures (where food is accessible) that don't to some degree have a "program" or cultural routines that limit their food intake. They instinctively know it can't be left to chance. Don't feel bad that you have to adopt at least some brakes. Only a small minority of people in the w...
by oolala53
Wed May 08, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 99376

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Heartful post about reflecting on your comment about your overweight doctor. It's quite a societal habit. I think fat is less of an issue than overeating is. Sounds paradoxical, but I honestly believe if someone studied it, they'd find those who eat less, no matter what their weight, stay healthier ...
by oolala53
Tue May 07, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 644
Views: 99210

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I wish I could promise you it will all just fall into place and you will sail into your eating future on smooth seas. It COULD happen! but even if it doesn't, what's the alternative, really? I've just come through a disturbing time in which I was perfectly willing to grossly overeat and put up with ...
by oolala53
Tue May 07, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 64
Views: 6905

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

How appropos your name is for your beginning month! Or maybe it's a chosen handle? Either way, welcome. If you eventually want weight loss (I think wanting to change overeating is a better starting motivation), you would be very unusual if you were able to lose while filling plates with all dense fo...
by oolala53
Tue May 07, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee’s daily check in 2019
Replies: 73
Views: 7438

Re: Nettee’s daily check in 2019

OOhhh the number of failures I had from trying to bake. Dough and batter were my drugs of choice, and sometimes the dry ingredients!

In any case, glad to see you again.
by oolala53
Tue May 07, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does the urge to snack go away in time?
Replies: 3
Views: 1494

Re: Does the urge to snack go away in time?

After several years in, in my case, I would say it comes and goes. Though when I was a working teacher, the urge to snack in the afternoons, in the hours between the end of classes and dinner that used to be the start of the sweets-eating that often went on until bedtime, just about never went away....
by oolala53
Tue May 07, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Della's Monthly Check In
Replies: 62
Views: 9203

Re: Della's Monthly Check In

First time looking at your thread. What a big change from last fall! I was seeing posts with many of your worries, but the signature line told what had happened since. Wow! Many happy returns.
by oolala53
Tue May 07, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Travis - Starting May 1, 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Re: Travis - Starting May 1, 2019

Welcome!
by oolala53
Tue May 07, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello All !
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

Re: Hello All !

Hi, You! Wish that wanting to exercise would rub off over here. But it ain't over yet!