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by buttercreampillow
Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Hope springs eternal!

Just fine today. A good start. Focussing on the positive!
by buttercreampillow
Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sherry's daily report
Replies: 58
Views: 14623

Hi, groovy. I'm a law student, too, and working on my own grey hairs. Are you a veterinarian also?

Welcome to No S!

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by buttercreampillow
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Bold public declarations
Replies: 15
Views: 4755

:)
by buttercreampillow
Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Bold public declarations
Replies: 15
Views: 4755

My bold declaration:

I will stick to vanilla No S for the complete duration of final exams!!


This is bolder than it sounds. Last year, I pretty much ate gummi bears round the clock for weeks to keep my energy up and keep me focused. After finals, I looked like a gummi bear!

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by buttercreampillow
Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm back........!
Replies: 10
Views: 2975

Hello, wife! I could have written your post. I have also come back after gaining weight, and although I didn't lose (much) on No S, it was the only time I have eaten normally in the last 33 years. (First diet was when I was 12.) Plus, on No S, I have peace of mind about food, something I can't even ...
by buttercreampillow
Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 484
Views: 219879

Come back, Dande! I'm trying YET AGAIN! Come back and keep me company!

<3,
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by buttercreampillow
Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

It's so embarrassing to come back, AGAIN, that I even thought, "Why not make up a new screen name and pretend to be somebody else, a complete newbie?" Surely somebody else has done that! Anyway, I resisted, so here I am again, head hanging (and gazing sadly at an additional 15 pounds). *sigh* It's b...
by buttercreampillow
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Hi Mimi! Hi Starla! I love being welcomed back--it's like coming home! Thank you both! Two meals today, one at noon, one at 11 p.m. Rather odd, but tonight was a class night, and when I have to scramble around to be prepared for class, all my meals get all mixed up. But there were three (or less) me...
by buttercreampillow
Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 484
Views: 219879

Hi Dande!

Good to see you hanging in here!

Sorry to see you've been sick--hope you're feeling better!

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by buttercreampillow
Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Hello! I'm back!

I won't go on and on about how badly I fell off the wagon--I'd rather just say that I'm back now, and hoping to get the structure and peace back in my life!

Hope everyone is well!

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by buttercreampillow
Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 11
Views: 3160

Blessings to all the No-S'ers! Happy Thanksgiving!

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by buttercreampillow
Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No Logging
Replies: 3
Views: 1709

Thanks! I'm November 1, All Saints Day.
by buttercreampillow
Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Starla, isn't the peace of mind great? I don't know why Reinhard doesn't emphasize it more, but maybe he didn't have to get over diet-head when he thought up No S. Dandelion, I completely agree with you. Dieting robbed me of joy, peace, health and sanity for far too long. I'm so grateful to have fou...
by buttercreampillow
Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie w/ eating disorder
Replies: 20
Views: 6421

Welcome, Studio!

I'm glad you found No S, and so glad that it gives you peace of mind. If your experience is like mine, you'll find that peace growing with every week you spend on No S.

Make yourself at home here. We're glad to have you!
by buttercreampillow
Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 484
Views: 219879

You're right, and coffee was definitely a little thing.

Have a good weekend, Dandelion! :)
by buttercreampillow
Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Hello, Dande and Texan! So pleasant to have visitors! Yes, the greatest thing about No S is the banishment of "diet-head." I think Reinhard should emphasize peace of mind as one of the major benefits of No S. You can't get that on any other diet that I've ever heard of. I see these NutraSystems comm...
by buttercreampillow
Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 484
Views: 219879

I like to drink about three cups of coffee each morning, with creamer and Splenda. I thought that would violate No S because of the chemicals in the creamer and Splenda and because I thought I shouldn't be drinking caloric beverages unless I was hungry between meals. (I tend to apply rules pretty st...
by buttercreampillow
Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 484
Views: 219879

Yay, two pounds lost! You'll never see them again! I love how you are figuring out that you are a natural vanilla. That shows wisdom and self-knowledge. I really think vanilla is the easiest--all the work has been done for you, and you can just coast along. I also noticed that we've been doing No S ...
by buttercreampillow
Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Good day. I was pretty hungry during the second class, so I had my third meal of the day when I got home. That is somewhat unusual, but not alarming. I guess my second meal was too light. It's funny, but all the problems that I used to have with No S have disappeared. I kept drinking the coffee and ...
by buttercreampillow
Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: frugaltexan's check in
Replies: 280
Views: 100328

Sounds like your day of turning in your paper was full of drama! Congrats on getting it done--let me know how you do!

Sorry you weren't feeling well yesterday--hope today was better.

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by buttercreampillow
Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help w/S days PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3957

I'm just offering this as a possibility--feel free to take it or leave it. The most helpful thing I heard on the S Days Gone Wild podcast was to treat yourself to something really spectacular on S days. The idea is that you will lose so much interest in a bunch of mindless permasnacking if you contr...
by buttercreampillow
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 437004

Oh, poor Mimi! So sorry you have more time in the cast! You are the cheerfullest patient--hope you can keep your spirits up for a while longer!

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by buttercreampillow
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Vanilla or nothing?
Replies: 21
Views: 5180

I'm one who does Vanilla No S because I have to. When I first started, I didn't lose any weight. Then I gained a little. Then I lost that. Now I've lost a little more. I don't feel threatened by anyone's mods--I'm just glad I don't have to do 'em. What worked for me was to just keep on and let the d...
by buttercreampillow
Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

I slept in today and only ate some granola in the afternoon. I bought some sushi to eat for dinner, but didn't get around to it until 9:30. I wasn't even hungry then, but thought, "I've only eaten one meal today! I have to eat!" I wasn't that interested in it, but I ate it. Now I wish I hadn't. What...
by buttercreampillow
Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ADVICE WANTED!
Replies: 13
Views: 3832

I'm with Noel. The only thing you can do is to satisfy your cravings in a way that comports with No S. In other words, if you want pizza, have it. Have it three meals a day if you have to! You won't want it so much that you'll become malnourished. The thing about No S that makes it doable is that yo...
by buttercreampillow
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Starla Starts
Replies: 193
Views: 71628

You're doing so well, Starla! Give yourself a big pat on the back!

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by buttercreampillow
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mama LMT2PT's Check In
Replies: 5
Views: 2425

Heather, I'm sorry you're going through colic--it can be heck. I know--I have twins. Be good to yourself while you go through this time. It seems like it will last forever, but it won't. When the baby stops fussing so much, you'll be more able to handle other things in your life, like No S. Keep pos...
by buttercreampillow
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

I have finally lost a tiny bit of weight. :) It's only a couple of pounds, and it might even go away, but it's encouraging for right now. I need something new to have for breakfast. I'm still sick and eating cough drops by the bagful. Maybe I can slow this down tomorrow. I'm so happy with No S. For ...
by buttercreampillow
Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in
Replies: 1014
Views: 333701

KCCC, your day sounds wonderful. It makes me nostalgic for when my mother and grandmother used to get together to can pickles and tomatoes and freeze veggies from the garden. My sister and I used to play around nearby and just generally get in the way. It was a happy time. I wish I had been able to ...
by buttercreampillow
Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

KCCC, I'm always so glad to see you on my thread! Thanks for visiting! I tried your senses exercise with my fiance. Interestingly, a lot of my responses seemed to have to do with babies and puppies, neither one of which is in my life right now. I also found out that my fiance has a worse sweet tooth...
by buttercreampillow
Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40711

Hi, Janie! So glad to see you again!

Enjoy your friend's visit, and be as good to yourself as you would be to her!

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by buttercreampillow
Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fell off the wagon
Replies: 1
Views: 1302

kt, I can sympathise. I'm a second year law student, and the stress gets to me, too. I take night classes, and I used to come home from class at 10:30 and head for the kitchen. I just wanted to be comforted after a long day at the books. No S has really helped me have structure in my life. Also, wit...
by buttercreampillow
Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: frugaltexan's check in
Replies: 280
Views: 100328

You'll do great. And yes, it will get easier every time. When I was working on my master's in history, I completely freaked out the first time I was assigned a 10 page paper. It seemed insurmountable. By the time I finished a couple of years later, I could whip out a 15 page paper without batting an...
by buttercreampillow
Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: frugaltexan's check in
Replies: 280
Views: 100328

That sounds very interesting! The library is certainly a different place from the silent tomb my mother used to take me when I was a little girl. Good luck -- I'm sure it'll be great!

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by buttercreampillow
Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Hi Girls! Janie, welcome back! I'm glad to hear that you aren't putting a lot of guilt on your shoulders for taking a little break. Yes, we're the internal changes bunch! The scale isn't budging, but I'm feeling and acting different. I will be 45 in a couple of weeks, and I've always heard how diffi...
by buttercreampillow
Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 484
Views: 219879

Good job, Dandelion, for putting that goodie in the freezer! You're starting off your second month with an amazing display of strength!

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by buttercreampillow
Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: frugaltexan's check in
Replies: 280
Views: 100328

Hi, Laura! You are being very intellectually honest with yourself by not calling your truffle day a NWS day. Being honest is so clean and straightforward. You are smart to do that. Congrats on the weight loss, too! Having people notice always gives me a shot of motivation. What's your research paper...
by buttercreampillow
Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Well, after another awful morning, I finally came out of it about 3 p.m. I was not prepared for the mid-term, so I don't think I measured up to my own standards, but it's over, so I'm just going to move on. I have talked a lot on here about how sluggish I am in the mornings and how much I oversleep....
by buttercreampillow
Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Thank heaven, that medication has worn off and I've adjusted! Thank you, too, Laura, for your concern! :) I'm having some sleep problems now, but the exhaustion and loopiness is gone. Just in time--I have a mid-term Thursday.

Green today and yesterday!

And now, to bed...
by buttercreampillow
Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Another exhausted, loopy day. All the coffee in the world doesn't help. I can't study and I can't concentrate. And I can't drive. I can't wait for this to be over.

EXEMPT.
by buttercreampillow
Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Thank you, KCCC. I think today is a little better. There is not enough good food in my house. There are hardly any leftovers, and I haven't been to Trader Joe's lately, or even the grocery. I need to do something about that. Under my doctor's supervision I have stopped taking a very expensive medica...
by buttercreampillow
Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

For once I'm too exhausted to blather on and on.

GREEN day, but otherwise a bad day.

Better luck tomorrow.
by buttercreampillow
Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: grammy g begins!
Replies: 53
Views: 12527

Good for you, Grammy, for doing something nice for yourself! I've always found the carrot more motivating than the stick.

Sounds like you're doing well! Good job for getting your husband involved!

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by buttercreampillow
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Well, I made the mistake of telling my parents how I'm liking No S and about some of the changes it's making in me. That led to me being self-conscious about how I eat and not feeling as relaxed and peaceful about food. Also, I ate a rather "diet-y" lunch, which I didn't find very satisfying, I thin...
by buttercreampillow
Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 230590

I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
by buttercreampillow
Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Today was a good day. Grape-Nuts with dried fruit, sandwich and apple, pasta and broccoli. I've changed so much. I was actually a little bit excited about having steamed broccoli with a little butter and salt! That is so bizarre. I used to think I hated broccoli. I'm glad there's some left over for ...
by buttercreampillow
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Thank you for your post, TexArk. We seem to be on the same wavelength. I don't dare tweak No S for fear that not only would the tweak fail, but the whole No S structure would crumble around me and I might never be able to build it up again. If I ever added anything of my own, I would be making the w...
by buttercreampillow
Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Basically a good day, but then, all S days are a good day! I ate carefully for most of the day, but then went to the grocery to do my weekly shopping at supper time, which I shouldn't have done because I was starving when I got home, and supper wasn't made yet. I had planned to make vodka sauce for ...
by buttercreampillow
Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: HOW MANY TRIES DID IT TAKE YOU TO STICK WITH THIS?
Replies: 43
Views: 10913

I have never been very good at following my own chain of self-command, to use Reinhard's phrase. My own attempts to lose weight by following rules of my own, even rules culled from other diets, have been abysmal failures. When the rubber met the road and I had to obey one of my own rules, I always t...
by buttercreampillow
Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Good day today. More Grape-Nuts, some fruit, a bowl of soup and then a special treat! Dutch Apple Streudel Cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory. I couldn't eat all of it. It was good, but it wasn't as mouth-wateringly fabulous as I imagined it would be. Either it wasn't the best choice, or that kind...
by buttercreampillow
Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Hi, Mimi! Thanks for stopping by. I was just reading your check-in last night, but not being much of a knitter, didn't feel I had anything intelligent to contribute. About the junk food, the more I become a natural eater, the less interested in junk I am. I love that I'm becoming more selective, rat...
by buttercreampillow
Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in
Replies: 1014
Views: 333701

KCCC, I know exactly what you are talking about. I want each eating occasion to be something satisfying, and when it isn't, I tend to keep looking for that special something. Unfortunately, the longer I look, the less likely I'll be satisfied with anything, even things that normally would be satisfy...
by buttercreampillow
Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

http://i34.tinypic.com/zk0g84.jpg I'm loving that I can now post pictures! Today was a work day, and I didn't sleep in, so good for me! Food-wise, it was a success, but I wish I hadn't used such a big plate for dinner. When I get home from work, I think I'm looking to treat myself after working all...
by buttercreampillow
Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Writer110 Daily Check-in
Replies: 33
Views: 9068

You wrote a novel? Do tell! What's it about? How long did it take to write it? Are you going to be published? I'm all ears!

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by buttercreampillow
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Reinhard!!! :)
Replies: 19
Views: 5165

Felicitations!!
by buttercreampillow
Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

I slept late today. :( Eating-wise, it was a good day. I was too busy studying for class tonight to do any eating outside of meals. And included in my day was walnuts, steel cut oats, apple, banana and collard greens. And now, just because I can, the Wigwam Motel: http://i38.tinypic.com/2djqow4.jpg
by buttercreampillow
Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: October Challenge! Yes... it's here.
Replies: 31
Views: 8162

I'm in, and I'm setting doable goals for myself. 1) Fewer red days on No S than I had last month (3). 2) Keep posting to this thread no matter how many red days I have. buttercreampillow Oct. 1: Thursday Oct. 2: Friday Oct. 3: Saturday Oct. 4: Sunday Oct. 5: Monday Oct. 6: Tuesday Oct. 7: Wednesday ...
by buttercreampillow
Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help with posting pictures?
Replies: 4
Views: 2156

Yay! Thank you, bluebunny and Noel!!
by buttercreampillow
Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help with posting pictures?
Replies: 4
Views: 2156

Image
by buttercreampillow
Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help with posting pictures?
Replies: 4
Views: 2156

Help with posting pictures?

Can anyone tell me how to put a picture in the body of my post? I can't figure it out for the life of me.

Thanks!

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by buttercreampillow
Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Daily Check-In (new!)
Replies: 14
Views: 5090

OMG, that kohlrabi (?) is the weirdest thing, like some kind of outerspace vegetable! :) On the other hand, I love figs and they're sort of weird inside, too.

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by buttercreampillow
Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1756
Views: 929823

So tell us, how did the job interview go? I'm sure you did great!

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by buttercreampillow
Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: frugaltexan's check in
Replies: 280
Views: 100328

Texan, I'm glad the new housing situation is working out for you. It would be nice to have dogs in my life again, but my lifestyle only supports a cat. I hope you get along well with your landlady--that would seem to make all the difference between a nice living situation and an unbearable one. Did ...
by buttercreampillow
Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

I did NOT sleep in today! Yay! What I did was eat an oversized dinner. It all went on one plate, but I used the big plates from my dishes. I had felt cheated about my breakfast (tasty granola, but eaten out of a ziploc as I inched along in traffic) and lunch (decent lunch, but eaten in a dreary conf...
by buttercreampillow
Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I said "No" to:
Replies: 44
Views: 11852

I said "no" to cheese and crackers and cookies at a buffet reception. I hadn't had supper yet and it was two hours overdue, but that wasn't the meal I wanted, so I just skipped it. I stood around talking with people who had little plates in their hands, but nobody commented on my lack of food, and I...
by buttercreampillow
Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Another sleep in day, which is really awful. :cry: As for No S, I had a good day. No breakfast, of course, but there was a reception after work at a legal women's group and I passed it up because I didn't want cheese cubes and cookies to be my dinner. I just had a glass of wine and waited until I go...
by buttercreampillow
Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: grammy g begins!
Replies: 53
Views: 12527

Sorry about your cold, Grammy, but good to see that your enthusiasm continues undiminished! :)

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by buttercreampillow
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Today was a good day, but for some reason I was hungrier than normal. I wound up drinking a half glass of milk in the afternoon, and another glass at night. But I didn't snack. Oh, no, I forgot--a girl in my class brought me a small bag of figs from the tree in her yard. She wanted my opinion on whe...
by buttercreampillow
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Daily Check-In
Replies: 258
Views: 56349

Walked here and walked there--I'm jealous! I live in a big subdivision that's sort of out in the country. There is a grocery store, a drug store and a Blockbuster's within walking distance from my house, but it takes an hour round trip, longer if it takes you any time at all in the store. I wish I c...
by buttercreampillow
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 484
Views: 219879

Dandelion, I'm sorry about the tight jeans, but Kevin is right--think about the habit you're forming, and don't worry so much about the weight. As you said yourself, all the excess food seems "lit up in neon" now. You'll deal with that problem as you are able. I haven't yet lost weight on No S, but ...
by buttercreampillow
Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Noel, that's kind of what I'm thinking. I wouldn't be able to deal if I thought I had to get up at 7 every day for the rest of my life, but maybe I could if I knew I could sleep in on S days. Also, KCCC, that would work for No S, too. On N days I could get up at 7 and eat breakfast normally. On S da...
by buttercreampillow
Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Drove the kids to band this morning, and then came home and went back to bed until noon. :( I am really embarrassed to tell this on myself. Obviously I'm a glutton (30 pounds overweight) and now I'm admitting to sloth as well. Yuck. Eating was fine. I did eat two sugar cookies, but I really didn't e...
by buttercreampillow
Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: StrawberryRoan's daily check in.
Replies: 210
Views: 51600

Hi, Berry. I've been reading your journal and enjoying it. I also just got a new part time job at a local law firm. My starting weight is also 160, but I'm still there. I hope I can be as successful as you have been.

Have a great weekend!

buttercreampillow
by buttercreampillow
Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Burn Notice Check In
Replies: 70
Views: 16431

Burn, I'm sorry you're having such a bad week. I haven't seen anything good on the scale either and I share your frustration. On the one hand, my eating has normalized so much that there is a great benefit. On the other hand, if everything is so much better, why am I not seeing any results? I wish I...
by buttercreampillow
Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in
Replies: 1014
Views: 333701

Your picnic sounds great--I love those rotisserie chickens from the grocery, even though I think they're a bit fatty. I guess that's what I love about them! :) KCCC, just wanted to tell you that I took your advice about doing something easy for 15 minutes on the days I don't have time or motivation ...
by buttercreampillow
Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Laura, that's a good thought. I normally eat on a smaller plate, but use the bigger one if I feel like it. I like the idea of having a smaller meal but still having three a day. Unfortunately, when I sleep so late, the third meal sometimes winds up being at 11 p.m., which I think is too late. If I e...
by buttercreampillow
Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: September challenge!
Replies: 84
Views: 20471

Spork, thanks for the encouragement! Actually, I've been having a kind of sorry month, which is why I stopped posting on this thread. I really did bite off more than I could chew, but I had done so well in August that I mistakenly thought I could keep it up forever. I guess I was just having beginne...
by buttercreampillow
Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 437004

Mimi, so sorry to hear you're laid up! Hope you can enjoy being pampered by your loved ones--you'll be busy enough once your cast comes off! Seeing your picture makes me wonder what other people on here look like. Of course, I have mental pictures, but I'm probably pretty wide of the mark most of th...
by buttercreampillow
Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

KCCC, you are so kind. Just reading the words "Be gentle with yourself" has a calming effect. Normally I have those self-critical words clamoring to be heard all the time, at least as far as eating goes. I still have the association in my mind between virtue and harsh extremism. I think I can only b...
by buttercreampillow
Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I said "No" to:
Replies: 44
Views: 11852

Tonight? Everything in the kitchen! It wasn't too hard since my son was doing a chemistry project in which he had to identify all kinds of chemicals that are in our food. Everything we looked at was highly processed (fortunately, there was lots of stuff that wasn't), and filled with lots of -dioxide...
by buttercreampillow
Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in
Replies: 1014
Views: 333701

KCCC, hope you had a good day today and that you are all better. Thanks so much for checking in with me and the encouragement you offer. That helps me keep going when I'm not doing very well and just want to crawl off and forget the whole thing.

buttercream
by buttercreampillow
Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

It's only 8:15, but I'm giving myself a GREEN for today and considering the kitchen closed. Actually, after dinner snacking, although it used to be the bane of my existence, is not really my problem now. The real problem seems to be restaurants. I've had three red days, and two of those were linked ...
by buttercreampillow
Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

No S

*sigh*
by buttercreampillow
Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Thank you, KCCC! I'm very happy about my engagement, and my fiance is, too. He's not DBF I guess, but DF. He was so cute shopping for my diamond--really took a lot of time with it and wanted it to be perfect. He's a doll. I will definitely check out that thread. I think you're on to something! :) bu...
by buttercreampillow
Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Hi, Janie! Yes, you're right, there is a lot of bad habit to be overcome. I think that up until know I was just making it on the full head of steam I had because this was a new diet. You know the extraordinary willpower you have at the start of something new. Now it's not new any more, and I'm strug...
by buttercreampillow
Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

No S *sigh* No excuses. :( I seem to be doing terrible lately with 2 red No S days and about a week of red urban ranger, but I really am committed. So why are things working out so badly lately? My whole life feels like its going through upheaval--some of it for good reasons, and some because of en...
by buttercreampillow
Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Hi, Mimi! Nice for you to drop by! As for a date for our wedding, it's at least two years away, so we're just enjoying being engaged right now. Of course, I'll keep everyone posted. Tomorrow I have to wake up early because it's my first day of work! As for today, I woke up at seven and then went bac...
by buttercreampillow
Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Janie, you're a doll. Thanks so much for the encouragement! :) I'm picked up, I'm brushed off, and tomorrow will be GREEN!

Texan, thank you! I've joined the working masses, which is why I'm in school in the first place! :)
by buttercreampillow
Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Thanks, Laura! Well, like you, I now have a job! I got it today. It's at a local law office that does bankruptcy law. That's the good news. The bad news is that the hours are very flexible and I can work at home. (That would be good news for anyone except somebody who needs more structure in her lif...
by buttercreampillow
Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: frugaltexan's check in
Replies: 280
Views: 100328

Yay for making a new start and having courage! You can do this! :D

buttercreampillow

P.S. I have lived in Houston, San Antonio, Lubbock and Dallas. My family doesn't live there, I'm not from Texas originally, nor do I live there now, but it's home.
by buttercreampillow
Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Thank you so much, everyone! I am bubbling about it everywhere I go, and showing everyone my ring! I am so blessed, and so blessed to have so many kind well-wishers! Grammy G, I'm glad you have enjoyed reading my blog. I also like reading other people's and learn a lot from them. I agree with you th...
by buttercreampillow
Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm in :)
Replies: 10
Views: 3298

Welcome, Dandelion! You'll love it!
by buttercreampillow
Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's the worst diet you ever tried?
Replies: 14
Views: 7671

Laura, that Kimkins thing is just scary!
by buttercreampillow
Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Thanks, KCCC! From some of your other posts, I can tell that you are a sensitive, thoughtful person. I'm always glad to see when you stop by! Well, the big news is: (*drumroll*) DBF asked me to marry him and we are now engaged!! :D We've been talking about this for a few weeks, and spent a week driv...
by buttercreampillow
Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: HowFunIsThat - The Daily Blub
Replies: 109
Views: 40711

Janie, it's wonderful to read your thread and see your joy and awe that you are becoming the natural eater you long to be! You are doing so well--hope you enjoy yourself and enjoy being free from the guilt and chaos of binging!

buttercreampillow
by buttercreampillow
Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

And I did weigh :( so I get a red for the day. And the result wasn't even good. :cry: Why do I do this?

No S - GREEN
Urban Ranger - GREEN
Reach Out - GREEN

Not Weighing - RED
by buttercreampillow
Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: See what we're missing?
Replies: 11
Views: 3619

See what we're missing?

Just for grins....

http://www.candyboots.com/wwcards.html

buttercreampillow :lol:
by buttercreampillow
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 64329

Thank you, Burn! That implies that the older they are at the time of the divorce, the longer it will take them to emotionally deal with it. I can see the logic in that. It doesn't help that the girls' mother, who is a counselor and should know better, encourages them to believe that she and their fa...
by buttercreampillow
Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's the worst diet you ever tried?
Replies: 14
Views: 7671

What's the worst diet you ever tried?

About the worst I ever went on was the F-factor diet. It was all about fiber, and this was about 30 years ago. You had to make up this fiber mix and eat it twice a day, besides eating lots of high fiber foods in general. The fiber mix was made up of high fiber cereal, wheat bran, some dried fruit an...
by buttercreampillow
Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ~ Reviving Renee ~
Replies: 1453
Views: 770740

I can chime in on scale obsession. Even now that I put the darn thing under the bed, I can still see an edge poking out and it calls to me. The scale has a lot of power over me. :roll:

buttercreampillow