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by alene1
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 Good morning. I'm feeling good this morning. I was very happy to see my sleep score of 85. That's the highest one I've gotten for quite some time. I am already feeling more light and agile, and going up and down the stairs feels better on my knees. That makes me very happy!! ...
by alene1
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, my plan is today to actually DO some decluttering. I love to plan and organize, and once I get started I'll make some good headway. Today is the day! PH, it has been so great to have my husband's support, and also to be able to talk about my health journey with him. In my first marriage there ...
by alene1
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Monday, July 6th, 2020 Happy Monday y'all! The sun is coming out and that makes me very happy. It was a good weekend. Took it pretty easy yesterday. Went to Costco and puttered around. We went to the house last night and took a walk and sat by the water for a while. I felt extra tired yesterday, whi...
by alene1
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, you're right. Being with family lights me up! We have a pair of foxes that we see around the property but they haven't been around much lately. We love seeing them! Oolala, thanks for the visit. I have a new and strong deep sense of commitment now. I think it needs to be there to get through t...
by alene1
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4193
Views: 1604909

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Oh, such good news about Sweetpea! I'm so happy for her, and your whole family. I'm sure Rosebud was in heaven having a friend over. I truly believe you're right that we need people and social time to thrive.
by alene1
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3115
Views: 1112952

Re: automated eating tracker

Oh wow, so exciting about your sabbatical! I'm sure it's mind boggling to think about not having to teach again for so long. Yes, do enjoy the summer and think about your project till you need to. :)
by alene1
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 336
Views: 59022

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I don't do well with heat at all either! My daughter is the same way, so I think it's just genetic. My husband is really good about understanding I can't usually hike in the middle of a hot day. If it's shaded I do okay though. Ooh, Grape Nuts are yummy! I haven't thought about those in a while. :)
by alene1
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Friday, July 3rd, 2020 Exercise:15M upper body Steps: 7,140 Plan: The day went great Saturday, July 4th, 2020 Exercise: 80M walk + short evening walk Steps: 20,255 Plan: All went well. Feeling a bit blah mentally but I think it's just my body adjusting to my plan. Sunday, July 5th, 2020 Exercise: 4...
by alene1
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks so much PH and Auto. It's been a fun couple days.

Linda, which memoirs are you listening to? I'd love to do the same!
by alene1
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 336
Views: 59022

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Congrats on getting the internship! You will do great, and I'm sure it will be fine if you wait till fall. Just stand firm. Have a great Friday!
by alene1
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4193
Views: 1604909

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Linda, I'm glad you were able to get some quiet time yesterday. I don't know how I did it when my kids were little! I need and crave a good amount of quiet time. I'm also glad you have a diagnosis now and can move forward with that information. Big hugs to you as I know it must be very challenging.
by alene1
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3115
Views: 1112952

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, I enjoyed reading your thoughtful post on how you want to be living your life. I agree that social media and news does very little to nothing to enhance our lives. I don't see anything wrong with checking into your options on your teeth. Caring about our appearance is natural. I think being fi...
by alene1
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Friday, July 3rd, 2020 I'm back! Feeling really good this morning because I have a plan and I'm committed to it. I'm supported, I have structure and clarity, and I know this works for me. It's a program that I have done in the past and was very successful on. It doesn't follow the No-S structure, bu...
by alene1
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks everyone! It was a fun trip. Different than usual, but we took a few great hikes, spent time at the beach, visited an arboretum, took walks, had some nice meals and good coffee. Always good to be home though!
by alene1
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Get Easier/Automatic?
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Get Easier/Automatic?

What a wonderful group of wise posts here! These are gold. Thanks all. :)
by alene1
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Good morning. We are heading out on a 6 day trip to Idaho. I will probably not post until I get back. Have a great week!
by alene1
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

June 20th, 2020 Exercise: 50M walk Steps: 12,634 Yoga/meditation: none Eating: I felt good about my eating day. I had a bigger lunch meal with leftover teriyaki, and a cookie in the afternoon for a sweet treat with DH. Dinner was a dish I put together with lots of zucchini, chicken breast, and a sa...
by alene1
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3115
Views: 1112952

Re: automated eating tracker

Thanks for the info on the waist/height ratio. I will have to check that and see where I am. I hope you had a productive and enjoyable day!
by alene1
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 336
Views: 59022

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

It sounds like you're getting into a sweet spot with your food amounts! You must be feeling very encouraged that your weight has dropped down so nicely. :) Your exercise is going great too. So great to see you doing so well and feeling so good!
by alene1
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Friday, June 19th, 2020 The big day has finally arrived!! I need to finish organizing and tidying up my classroom this morning and then we have a teacher party afterwards. It was fun visiting the kids the last two days. They just loved their balloons! I'm going to try something new with talking abou...
by alene1
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 336
Views: 59022

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I'm so glad you set some boundaries at dinner and had a peaceful experience. Go you! :)
by alene1
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4193
Views: 1604909

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Yay! I'm so glad that Rosebud apologized. A light at the end of the tunnel! :)
by alene1
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3115
Views: 1112952

Re: automated eating tracker

Sounds like a great walk!! You had me cracking up about the sourdough being like a little child you had to tend to. :lol:
by alene1
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 Guys, I'm almost free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got a ton of stuff done yesterday so now I just have one set of paperwork to finish up today. My teaching assistants and I are going to visit homes today and say goodbye. I'm going to bring them each a balloon and I think a c...
by alene1
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks Linda! PH, funny about your Mom! :) I do love riding horses. I rode a lot as a teenager. I took riding lessons this last year. I'm excited to see what the experience is like. Auto, I'm looking forward to having more time and more room in my head for other things, experiences, just being. It's...
by alene1
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3115
Views: 1112952

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, so glad that you are settling back into a good eating routine, and it sounds like your body is very happy about that too. Tell me about your dinners. Do you eat all those items separately on a plate or mix them, or what? Inquiring minds. :)
by alene1
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 336
Views: 59022

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Loving reading your thoughts on your meals. Thanks for taking the time to do it, as I know it's helpful for you, but for your readers as well. :)
by alene1
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4193
Views: 1604909

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Linda, I'm sorry you're feeling inadequate and like things are falling apart. They're not. This is just a blip, and life will go on. There is so much going on at this time for all of us, including our children. Things will settle. I know it really sucks though. The teen years are super hard at times...
by alene1
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Good morning all. The rain is coming down this morning, but it looks like the next 10 days or so should be beautiful. How wonderful! I'm so happy about that. We had a great weekend with lots of family time. Today we have our last packet pickup. Today and tomorrow will be the last of my paperwork if ...
by alene1
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Linda, PH, and Auto, thanks for coming by. Linda, I knew what you meant too. :) Glad you're feeling lighter, Auto! I'm getting very close. Two more days of paperworky things and then I'm with ya!
by alene1
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Friday, June 12th, 2020 Exercise: Steps: Happy Friday! It's grey and rainy out there, but I don't care. It's Friday! lol Feeling really happy that it's the end of the week and I don't have any commitments to anyone but myself. I'm done with all my family calls and Zoom calls and time up at school. T...
by alene1
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks PH! My workout felt really good. I hope your neck gets back to normal soon so you can get back to it!
by alene1
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thursday, June 11th, 2020 Exercise: 40M weight workout Steps: 8,565 I really feel like I've been living in a numbed-out state this week. I am just so over this school year. It just feels like I'm going through the motions and crossing all my t's and dotting my i's. Preschool and distance learning ju...
by alene1
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

I recognize some of those authors. I really have to watch my knees with both squats and lunges too. I can do reverse lunges carefully and squats that don't go too deep. I am really craving a good weight workout. The paint color is indeed, growing on me! It also looks a little darker now that it has ...
by alene1
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 336
Views: 59022

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I 100% agree with you on finding a way of eating that is truly sustainable for you as an individual. That's really the ticket, and then being consistent with it. I am loving reading your food diary and the way you are enjoying your food and eating to satiety. So wonderful!
by alene1
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4193
Views: 1604909

Re: Linda's daily check-in

It sounds like some rough days Linda! You are righting the ship and moving on. Dealing with teenagers is no joke! I snuck my boyfriend into my room too. :wink: Sending you a big hug.
by alene1
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3115
Views: 1112952

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, I'm so sorry to hear about your sabbatical likely being deferred. I hope if that's the case that you will find a rhythm with the new guidelines for next year and feel good about what you're doing. I know you will figure out your next step and move in a positive direction for yourself.
by alene1
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 336
Views: 59022

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

You did so great managing your desire to eat emotionally!! So huge to recognize what was going on and deal with it in a new way. Well done! Sounds like you are really tuning into what your body wants and eating in a very satisfying way. Yay you!
by alene1
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 Exercise: none Steps:6,352 I'm going to spend the day in my classroom today, so I hope to get a lot done. It's rainy and dreary this morning. They painted the outside of our house yesterday. It is quite a bit brighter than I thought it would be. More like a mint green than a ...
by alene1
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Yeah, I really like both of them. They have a good vibe, and they are more about health and taking good care of your body/heart than about, "shaping up for swimsuit season." lol That's important to me. What books do you use?
by alene1
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Monday, June 8th, 2020 Two more weeks! I'm on the countdown for sure. We should know a little bit more this week about what fall will look like. We get to be in the classroom all day tomorrow, and that will be so nice. I will get lots done there. Today is packet pickup and phone calls home, staff me...
by alene1
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

PH, I love Jessica Smith workouts. She has lots of dvd's, and tons of free workouts on YouTube. I also like Ellen Barrett, Beachbody workouts, Kimberly Spreen, and The Firm. I have a huge collection I've accumulated over the years. :) Thanks on the step count! The last three days have been good with...
by alene1
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Saturday, June 6th, 2020 Exercise: 65M walk Steps:10,206 Sunday, June 7th, 2020 Exercise: 70M walk Steps:12,245 We had a great Saturday. My husband got to hold our grandson for the first time in 3 months, and he was in heaven! He took a nap on him, which he loved, and wasn't scared of him at all. My...
by alene1
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

PH, I do weight workouts, mostly with exercise dvd's. I actually really love doing weights. It just seems easier lately to get in a quick walk instead of changing into workout clothes, etc., especially if it's nice outside! :)
by alene1
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 336
Views: 59022

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I'm so glad your daughter has connected with some old friends. I hope she's feeling better. That pulled pork sure sounds good! I'm glad you're in a nice spot with your weight. You seem to be humming right along!
by alene1
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Friday, June 5th, 2020 Yay, it's Friday!! I have an early meeting and then family phone calls and paperwork today. Two weeks plus today. :lol: I've gotten in some nice walks this week. I want to get back to my weights again. My daily schedule is always different so I'm finding it hard to get into a ...
by alene1
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks PH. It was just wonderful, and a relief that he wasn't afraid of me. My hubby will get a turn to hold him this weekend. :)
by alene1
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 Well, yesterday was amazing! I got to go and take care of my grandson for about 5 hours. It didn't take him long to warm up to me as I had feared it would. He even took an hour and a half nap in my arms. Heaven. My heart feels renewed and things feel much more right with th...
by alene1
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Exercise: none
Steps: 5,438
Sleep Score: 79
by alene1
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Pinkhippie, thank you. It felt really different than it usually does when I'm in that kind of situation. Baby steps of progress. The carrot cake is pretty amazing! Totally worth it.

Linda, yes our new house is by the water. It's on an inlet in the Puget Sound. I'll have to post some pics soon.
by alene1
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3115
Views: 1112952

Re: automated eating tracker

You're getting close to the finish line! I'm sorry your blood glucose numbers aren't going down as you'd hoped. You have worked so hard and been so disciplined. Do you think the wine could be affecting your weight?
by alene1
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4193
Views: 1604909

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Linda, sorry the weight isn't cooperating for you. I kind of like the concept of the diet bet, but I have found my mind doesn't really work that way when it comes to my weight. It's a more personal and private thing that I work on internally. Your body may just really like that weight range and you ...
by alene1
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 336
Views: 59022

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh wow, that's terrible! Why can girls be so mean? I think it's actually much worse these days with social media. I'm so sorry she is experiencing this. I hope they can figure it out, or she can connect with some kinder friends. Big hugs to you both.
by alene1
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Monday, June 1st, 2020 Yay! It's June! 3 more weeks! lol Had a really nice day with the kids at the property having cake. My DH and I took a walk last night before bed that felt really good. It was an interesting eating day. I didn't think I would take full advantage of my S day, but I did after all...
by alene1
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Hi Clarinetgal. Thanks for stopping by my journal. Yeah, all that weighing hasn't really done me any good, as you say. I think focusing on behavior for one full week, and not needing immediate feedback will help me become more patient and focused on the long view.
by alene1
Sun May 31, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Sunday, May 31st, 2020 Wrapping up the month of May. I have to say I'm glad it will soon be behind us. June brings the end of school, seeing my GS, and the freedom to do more of what I want to do. I really do need to sign up for some summer classes though. I want to get 10 credits this summer to bum...
by alene1
Sun May 31, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks Pinkhippie! I think the key for me, as you say, is eating well at your meals. That includes enough food but also a delicious and nourishing meal.
by alene1
Sat May 30, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Saturday, May 30th, 2020 We started the day off with a coffee run, and then went on a really nice drive to a nearby small town on the water. We walked on the dock and sat down at the beach for a bit. We used to go to coffee many weekend mornings and sit and catch up after the week. With all this goi...
by alene1
Sat May 30, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks Auto! I'm excited to go on a little shopping trip and pick some things out for him. I can hardly wait!!
by alene1
Sat May 30, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3115
Views: 1112952

Re: automated eating tracker

I have to take breaks too from work. I can only sit and focus so long. Sounds like a good idea to get 'er done today and have tomorrow completely free to enjoy!
by alene1
Sat May 30, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4193
Views: 1604909

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I'm glad that Cupcake is really settling down. I'm sure it makes life much more pleasant and manageable! Ooh, cherries sound good! I may need to get some this week.
by alene1
Sat May 30, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 336
Views: 59022

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Ooh, that cranberry pecan bread sounds good! Do you get it a local bakery?
by alene1
Fri May 29, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Friday, May 29th, 2020 Well, I have to say I was really happy and proud of myself yesterday for making it through the afternoon with no snack! :lol: We also ended up eating late, at 7:40, so I went from 12:40 to 7:40 with no snack. It wasn't really that hard, except for a little anxiety about being ...
by alene1
Fri May 29, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks! We had a relaxing evening out at the house and he liked his stuff. :) Yes, giving up that afternoon snack is a big leap and change for me. But I think it will be so worth it!
by alene1
Thu May 28, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4193
Views: 1604909

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Linda, your pups are the cutest!! Thanks for sharing with us. Cupcake is just a teeny little sweetie. :) I'm so glad you're feeling more relaxed about food. That is wonderful. I color my own hair too. I'm glad it worked out well. Maybe you can save a pretty penny!
by alene1
Thu May 28, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3115
Views: 1112952

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, I wish you could share more too. It really does help to share it with the group. Keep letting all those ideas percolate. Maybe one of them will just click and you'll be off on a new life adventure! Or, things in education will settle back down and you will find your groove again and feel good ...
by alene1
Thu May 28, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 336
Views: 59022

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

It sounds like things are going along really well for your eating. That's wonderful. You sound very in tune. Yay for getting Clorox wipes!
by alene1
Thu May 28, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thursday, May 28th, 2020 Today is my husband's birthday, so we'll be getting some takeout and taking it to the new house for dinner. I also got us each an almond joy cookie for birthday dessert. :) I got him some binoculars and a waterproof case so we can leave them down by the water. Whenever we wa...
by alene1
Thu May 28, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Linda and Pinkhippie, thanks for the encouragement! Today has been a lot better so far.

Auto,maybe so! I know this is the worst time for separation anxiety so that is probably a big part of it. Trying to chill! :)
by alene1
Wed May 27, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

Re: Alene's Check-in

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 I have an early start this morning since I'm going into school to work for several hours. I was procrastinating big time on my paperwork yesterday, and felt numbed out and definitely trying to avoid it. Did some major snacking in the afternoon. Yuck. I did wait till 8:30 to...
by alene1
Wed May 27, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
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Pinkhippie, you're so right. Of course he's confused and I'm sure once we can spend more time with him it's going to be okay. It's just so hard when you love that little one so much and want that relationship! How sweet of your daughter's teacher to do that. It means so much to the kids too. At leas...
by alene1
Tue May 26, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3115
Views: 1112952

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Auto, sounds like you're having lots of fun in your backyard! I'm glad you have that creative outlet. We're on the countdown for school! Yay. :)
by alene1
Tue May 26, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4193
Views: 1604909

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Linda, you should try and post a pic of your pup if you can. Would love to see her! I'm glad she's settling down and doing well. I'm missing going out to meals too, the experience. Take-out just isn't the same. I'm not sure when I'm going to be getting a hair cut either. I color my own and have cut ...
by alene1
Tue May 26, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 336
Views: 59022

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I'm so pleased for you on how your eating is going. You're tuned in and getting into a groove. Yay you!!
by alene1
Tue May 26, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

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May 26th, 2020 We had a really nice weekend. We got our pumpkins planted, along with some zucchini and yellow squash. We put a few rows of dahlias in too. We went out and got some coffee yesterday, which we haven't done in a long time on a weekend. We used to get up and go out to coffee weekend morn...
by alene1
Tue May 26, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
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Pinkhippie, He'll be 7 months on the 2nd. Yes, hoping it will all be fine. He's already standing up in his crib. Little rascal! I'm sure he'll be an early walker.
by alene1
Sun May 24, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 336
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It sounds like a really great day! I'm so glad you got out for a wonderful bike ride, and it feels so good to be stronger and know that your exercise has been paying off.
by alene1
Sun May 24, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3115
Views: 1112952

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I'm glad you enjoyed your day out in the garden so much. It really is therapeutic, isn't it? Especially now with being indoors so much and sitting more. I hope you found a nice bench. I'm going to create a "secret garden," at our new house. There's a spot up between two maple trees where I'm going t...
by alene1
Sun May 24, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4193
Views: 1604909

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Linda, I'm so glad you enjoyed your day of eating! I hope you find your sweet spot soon. Good job finishing your 4 weeks! I start different rotations with my workouts, but most of the time I get bored and don't stick with what I have planned. I understand why you felt good completing it! I'm thinkin...
by alene1
Sun May 24, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
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Sunday, May 24th, 2020 Yesterday was a good day. We got to visit my daughter and SIL and take a walk, as well as see our grandson and my son and DIL. Oh, I had such an ache though because we couldn't hold him, and he also cried on and off when he looked at us because he is so used to only seeing mom...
by alene1
Sun May 24, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
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Linda, I hope you find the path to peace with your eating. I think simple is definitely better.

Pinkhippie, only 4 more weeks!! :)
by alene1
Fri May 22, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
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Friday, May 22nd, 2020 It's Friday! Yay! Only 4 more weeks of school. It's so funny, but as much as I want to be done, I'm also sad that I won't be in touch with my kids and families over the summer. Now that I can see the finish line, I realize that I will get this paperwork all done, and I want to...
by alene1
Fri May 22, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

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Linda, our first Hello Fresh meal was delicious! It was a pan-fried pork chop with a rub and a yummy sauce, along with mashed yukon gold potatoes and these really delicious green beans. They were super fresh and tasty. Definitely a hit with the hubby! I'm considering doing some meals each week once ...
by alene1
Wed May 20, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3115
Views: 1112952

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Auto, how did your homemade yogurt come out? Is it worth the time to make it, or are some of your other local yogurts just as good? How's work going this week?
by alene1
Wed May 20, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 336
Views: 59022

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I struggle too with finding that sweet spot for eating enough to carry me till my next meal/snack without overdoing it. I'm trying to be more intuitive about that also. I think combining that with daily weighing will keep me aware and honest with myself. Eating more slowly is a goal for me too! :)
by alene1
Wed May 20, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4193
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Your workouts sound tough! It does feel good to push ourselves and do something hard. I felt that way when I was doing Orange Theory. Wine messes with my sleep too. Maybe you can find a happy medium.
by alene1
Wed May 20, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
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May 20th, 2020 I'm going to keep plugging away on my healthy habits, but I'm finding it's not helpful to post all the details here. If I have a rough day I just don't want to come and post. So, back to a more free-flowing format. Things are going okay. I'm really sad that work is what it is right no...
by alene1
Wed May 20, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
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Pinkhippie, I didn't know either! But my husband has a landscaping business so I'm learning a lot about plants, trees, and flowers! :) Linda, it's super easy to post a pic. I didn't know how either till I figured it out for these pics. Down below where you type your message it says, "Options," and "...
by alene1
Sun May 17, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 336
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That's nice that your husband noticed you were smaller. :) It does take them a little while sometimes. lol
by alene1
Sun May 17, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

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Sunday, May 17th, 2020 The sun is out this morning, and that is so nice! It really does brighten the mood. Yesterday was a fun day. We decided on a whim to go down to the Portland, OR area to a few peony farms. They were just beautiful! So well manicured and just full of color. We got a few plants f...
by alene1
Sat May 16, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3115
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Auto, I feel your pain on the grading! I'm sure it is very discouraging to wade through the bad writing. I think so many of us are feeling bogged down around work. Besides the grading, do you generally enjoy your job - in the classroom? If so, know that this will pass at some point and you can teach...
by alene1
Sat May 16, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4193
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Hi Linda. Yes, it's hard to be motivated enough to do what you need to do consistently if you don't have a strong motivator. I think the real goal of all this is to be happy and content and then be able to focus on life. At least it is for me. I think because so many of us have been dieting so long ...
by alene1
Sat May 16, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 336
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Good job on your steps! I'm glad your ankle is getting better. It's so difficult to be grounded by an injury.
by alene1
Sat May 16, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
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Re: Alene's Check-in

Saturday, May 16th, 2020 Good morning. It's a bit dreary and sprinkly this morning. I have a lot I plan to do this weekend at home. Laundry, some cleaning, tidying my extra bedroom where I work out and do my teaching. Lots of paperwork! I am going to use my timer to do increments of work, increments...
by alene1
Sat May 16, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
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Pinkhippie, it is very rewarding and many days. Especially when you see their growth, or when they come in and give you a big hug. :) I do really like where I work. I have a great team of teachers that are very supportive. It does help me a lot too to track my food and weigh daily, no matter what. I...
by alene1
Fri May 15, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3115
Views: 1112952

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Auto, I think most everyone drinks to change the way they're feeling. To relax, to escape, to forget about it all for awhile. I doubt it's just the taste for almost anyone! Healthy drinking. Hmm. It's probably a fine line for sure. I suppose some people just have the occasional drink or glass of win...
by alene1
Fri May 15, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

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Friday, May 15th, 2020 Yesterday was a pretty good day. I had a good weights workout, connected with the kids and families. No real time for paperwork though. We went out to the house and met the builder and went over final details before he orders all the interior materials. We finally settled on o...
by alene1
Fri May 15, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
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Pinkhippie, I teach special education preschool. Students are 3-5. That paperwork is the a monkey on my back. Yesterday they told us we need to do progress reports for the end of the year. :roll: Big sigh. Many parents don't want to work on goals and don't pick up their packets or respond to message...
by alene1
Fri May 15, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 336
Views: 59022

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Congrats on sticking that 163! :)
by alene1
Thu May 14, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 379
Views: 75281

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Thursday, May 14th, 2020 I was very happy when I got on the scale this morning and saw my loss. 12 more to go! :) Yesterday was a good day. Did our paint samples and found the green we want. Now down to the trim. I'm going to run up to the paint store and get a few more samples to try. We're meeting...