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by alene1
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Monday, January 4th, 2021 Here we go, back to reality. The goal is to create a reality that I want to be in every day. Or at least most days! lol I really want to put my all into my teaching in this new year. I really lost my mojo by December. I want to feel good at the end of each day, that I have ...
by alene1
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Linda, thanks for coming by. Here we go January!
by alene1
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Sunday, January 3rd, 2021 Good morning! Well, I have to say it doesn't seem quite real that I have to go back to work tomorrow! It has been 2 1/2 weeks, and this feels like my new normal. lol We had a great time, lots of relaxation and enjoying time sitting by the tree with coffee/tea/cocoa. Today I...
by alene1
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385464

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, my teenage son was not good for my self-confidence either! I remember feeling the same way many, many times when communicating with my son. It was really hard during those years from 14/15 to 18. You are one of my most articulate people I know!
by alene1
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thursday, December 31st, 2020 Kind of surreal that this is the last time I'm going to type 2020!! Guys, we made it through all of this, and that is an accomplishment in and of itself. I'm thankful that this year is about behind us now, and hopeful that the new year will bring good things for all of ...
by alene1
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Hey all. Thanks for the visits. PH, his co-worker tested positive so we all had to quarantine and get tested. Thankfully we were negative, but it messed up our work schedules for a while. It was actually kind of nice for me to have an excuse to work from home for a while. :) I got two weeks off, whi...
by alene1
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112581

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Happy new year PH! Wishing you a wonderful year ahead. We made it through this tough year and I've appreciated your friendship through it all.
by alene1
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4400
Views: 1910067

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Happy new year Linda! Wishing you a great year ahead for you and your family. We made it! :)
by alene1
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385464

Re: automated eating tracker

Happy new year Auto!! Wishing you a wonderful 2021! Thank you for your friendship through this tough year.
by alene1
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112581

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

PH, congrats on finishing your internship! That is a real accomplishment, especially during these times. I hope you are starting to be able to relax and wind down from that, and enjoy the holiday season. It sounds like your eating has been going well and you're finding a sweet spot.
by alene1
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385464

Re: automated eating tracker

Hi Auto. I'm sorry you're in a funk. This is just a crappy situation all around, with no solution that will fix all the moving parts. No easy answers. I hope that your mood will lift soon. I think all of us have been going through many hills and valleys during these 9 months. Mostly valleys!! I hope...
by alene1
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4400
Views: 1910067

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Linda. Happy Hanukkah! How fun that grandma gets to come and stay. That will make the holidays more festive for sure, and great for all in terms of morale. It looks like you're getting back into the flow with your eating too. Yay for that!
by alene1
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Monday, December 14th, 2020 Good morning! Hoping so hard that we get good news today from DH's co-worker. If not we will get tested ASAP. Other than that, all is well! We had a nice weekend. Took a few walks and worked on stuff around the house. We went to a state park in a nearby small town and too...
by alene1
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Saturday, December 12th, 2020 Hey all! I have thought about posting so many times and then I run out of time or it seems like it will take me a long time to catch up and I don't. I do read here every day though. I will catch up on everyone's journals soon. Things have been going okay. We have made p...
by alene1
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Jen, Auto, and PH, I'm glad you're enjoying hearing about my home and watching things come together. It has been so much fun to share it here. I'm going more thinking about how I can connect with the heart of me right now. I'm not feeling a lot of joy around work, and wondering if that is something ...
by alene1
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Monday, November 23rd, 2020 Hello and happy Monday! Yay for a short week of work and some fun to look forward to. Things have been going well. We've been working on clearing out the other house, and I have made a lot of progress going through all of my boxes that I have had in storage for a long tim...
by alene1
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks all. I've made a good amount of progress. One step at a time!
by alene1
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20992

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I'm enjoying reading your thoughts on the IE book. I've read many of them as well and there are so many good nuggets in them, but finding that just right way of eating is a challenge for sure! Sounds like you are getting there.
by alene1
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4400
Views: 1910067

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Oh, I am jealous that you're going to Sedona! It is such a beautiful place. The place you're staying sounds so amazing. Enjoy! It is very challenging to find just the right way of eating that makes you feel good body and mind. You will get there!
by alene1
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385464

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, good for you for making an executive decision to do daily hikes right now. Whether your son know or admits it to himself or not, getting outside and moving our bodies does really make a difference in our state of mind. Raising children, and especially teenagers, is not for the faint of heart! ...
by alene1
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112581

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Sounds like your family is getting in a nice hiking groove! Yay for a weekend without homework. I had the same experience when I went back to college later in life. I got straight A's too. I did fine in high school and college, but didn't have the drive to really push myself and do my very best. It ...
by alene1
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Monday, November 16th, 2020 Good morning all! Busy weekend here with some nice visiting with my daughter and SIL and also got some work done at the old house going through things. I have one more trip left of sorting, and then will just need to decide which goes to the dump, and which is donated of ...
by alene1
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

PH, thanks! I'm so glad that I'm finally getting back to my routines and self care that are so very important to my healthy and happiness.

Linda, yes it was a great relief. Now just to get to January 20th!! :)
by alene1
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385464

Re: automated eating tracker

Yay for getting your two videos done yesterday!
by alene1
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 Morning all. I got quite a bit done at work yesterday, which was my goal, so that was a good feeling. I also got an online training done that was due at the end of the month, so I can check that off. I was very happy with myself for just doing it with the exercise yester...
by alene1
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Monday, November 9th, 2020 Good morning, and happy Monday! What an emotional weekend it was! I was really tired as I let down from all the stress of the month, and really of the last 4 years. I am relieved and so happy with the results. Ready to move on with life, with renewed hope!!! We had a nice ...
by alene1
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Hi Auto. Here's to a week of productivity for us!
by alene1
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385464

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, here's to some productivity today! That's on my agenda too. :)
by alene1
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112581

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I'm so glad your toe is feeling better, and that the procedure is behind you! That's so nice that they held your hand. :) Have a good weekend!
by alene1
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Saturday, November 7th, 2020 Still in a state of flux after this crazy week so far. I am so ready for some resolution and closure with the election. Hopefully soon! It's been a rough week with my eating. Really, a rough month. Streaks of really good days interspersed with days of stress eating or nu...
by alene1
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 A very important day today. Just trying to keep my hopes tamped down and stay grounded until we know what's going to happen. I went to the dentist after work. Have to say, it was NOT a comfortable experience. I put it off for a long time, but I know it's important so I we...
by alene1
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

PH, I am a Seahawks fan. I like to watch the games but I'm not as into it as I used to be. Yes, there are some major fans out there! When I managed some gift shops we sold a lot of Seahawks stuff, and it was really fun getting in new merchandise that people liked. That was when I was the most into it!
by alene1
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Monday, November 2nd, 2020 Here we are at Monday, once again! We had a good weekend, and I feel pretty ready to get back to work today. Yesterday I watched part of the Seahawks game, got groceries and a few things from Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and grabbed my favorite coffee from Starbucks, a nitro wit...
by alene1
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Sunday, November 1st, 2020 Yesterday ended up being a lot of fun. My GS enjoyed his table and other toys. We fed him his dinner and my son and DIL ran some errands. He was a little pumpkin. :) Today will be a busy one with going through and sorting boxes, so grocery shopping, and fitting in a walk s...
by alene1
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, I feel the same way about you! I love following your journey and interacting with you here. Ha ha, guess what he did as soon as we brought in the table? Just as I predicted! lol I'm coming to really enjoy the burger with a lettuce wrap. Messy for sure but still makes you feel more like you're ...
by alene1
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385464

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, I am just thrilled for you that Challenger is speaking to you in public! :D That is such a very hard age. Boys can be difficult in different ways that girls can. My teenage son and I had a couple years where I just felt like he didn't like me at all. It broke my heart. We have a very good rela...
by alene1
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20992

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Jen, I loved reading your thoughts on foods being either mentally satisfying, or physically satisfying, depending on whether you were on or off plan. My experience of intuitive eating was very similar! Bringing both together is key.
by alene1
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks Auto! Friday, October 30th, 2020 Exercise: morning yoga Steps: 6,494 Eating: Ate well. I had cashew chicken take-out last night from a Thai restaurant. Saturday, October 31st, 2020 Good morning and Happy Halloween! No trick-or-treaters around here I imagine. I think most of the families near ...
by alene1
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385464

Re: automated eating tracker

Interesting experiment, and you have learned some good information about your body and how your mind works as well. How have your videos been going? All done with your outdoor work for now?
by alene1
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112581

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

PH, I am so sorry about your back!! Have you had back issues before? Any improvement today?
by alene1
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thursday, October 29th, 2020 I'm moving in the right direction with getting myself back to "me." I've been doing a little bit of yoga some mornings, and yesterday I rejoined a group led by the woman who I took the Breaking Up with Binge Eating program with. She is so calming and centering for me, an...
by alene1
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks all. My personal day was definitely a stress-release day. I took a beautiful drive that I had never been on before, and that was very refreshing. It was just good to see some new scenery and escape from reality for a little while.
by alene1
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 Heading to work early to get some time to connect with myself in a quiet classroom. I need to find a way to "melt" this numbness I am feeling. To connect with myself and soften. I just have this feeling like I am numb and want to escape right now. My heart isn't in schoo...
by alene1
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385464

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, sending you the biggest hugs. I'm so sorry you're going through this frustration. You are trying so hard to do all the right things, and your body just isn't cooperating. I wish that I had some advice that would be helpful. I think your road trip will be a big help to your right now. Having al...
by alene1
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 This morning I'm doing online yoga with another teacher before school, and then taking a walk. I am really looking forward to this, except the part of getting up and out so early! No time to write more now, but will later. Exercise: 20M yoga, 20M walk Steps: 10,779 Eati...
by alene1
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

PH, it really is a strange thing. I guess it just takes time for the outer and inner to align.

Auto, I love wooden toys too! They never go out of style!
by alene1
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385464

Re: automated eating tracker

Jen, I really like the idea of the "edge." That makes so much sense. Auto, it sounds like you have found yours and now you just need to figure out how to work with it and do what you can within that to be at your best health. Has your energy picked up at all? I hope so!
by alene1
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112581

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

So sorry about your toe! That sounds very painful. I'm glad it's on the mend. You will get back to your usual No-S habits. You've been doing so well, and you know exactly what to do. :)
by alene1
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 Happy Tuesday all! Tuesday is usually a much better day for me. Getting back in the flow of work and the week. Today we will get some more of our furniture, and that is very exciting! Our living room has been quite bare, with only the couches and not end or coffee table. ...
by alene1
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, yes, it was a great NW treat!

PH, good to see you! You have been missed. Carrot cake is hard to beat!!
by alene1
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Sunday, October 19th, 2020 Exercise: none Steps: 5,495 Eating: It went fine. I did have a very small serving of my blackberry crisp, and I have to say it was divine. Especially the crunchy, buttery, sweet topping!! Monday, October 20th 2020 Busy weekend but lots of fun. Here we go, Monday! Exercise:...
by alene1
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks Linda and Auto. No shopping but I did get a walk in!
by alene1
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4400
Views: 1910067

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Happy 22nd anniversary!! I hope you have a wonderful dinner tonight. That shrimp salad you made sounds really yummy! I will have to plan for a shrimp dinner soon. Cute pup!! When does the collar come off? That's cool that your hair dresser is coming to you and will cut your hair outside. I bet you a...
by alene1
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Saturday, October 17th, 2020 Up early this morning. Couldn't sleep past 4:30 for some reason. I'm sipping coffee and will soon get ready to head into town and get groceries for the weekend. Our guests are coming at noon, so I need to get the cake made, cooled, and frosted by then, and prep the lunch...
by alene1
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Linda, I really do love to bake. I love making something that other people really enjoy. I enjoy cooking dinner for people, but prefer baking. :) Some of the most-loved seem to be my carrot cake, coconut cake, and German chocolate cake. Last weekend I made pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting, an...
by alene1
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385464

Re: automated eating tracker

Yes, you are definitely not your usual energetic self! I'm sure that's hard for you because you are usually so productive. I hope this weekend finds you feeling better.
by alene1
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385464

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, thinking of you and hoping you and your family are doing okay. Sending hugs!
by alene1
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4400
Views: 1910067

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I'm glad you're enjoying no-S and the simple parameters and structure it gives. Simple is so good, isn't it? Glad pup is recovering and on the mend. Alcohol is a very tough issue. I also struggle with moderation when I do drink. I tend to want to overdo a little bit at holidays and such, I think mos...
by alene1
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Friday, October 16th, 2020 Good morning and happy Friday! I had a great day at work yesterday. I was so productive and so were my paras. I get so much more done when I work in my classroom. We had a good Zoom with the kids and it went well with the student who comes in to work with us. Today should ...
by alene1
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks Linda. We were very glad too!
by alene1
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Wednesday, October 15th, 2020 DH's test was negative! Such a relief, and now we are able to get our blinds installed today, which I'm very happy about. They'll be up when we get home from work. The window washers ended up canceling at the very last minute, which was pretty annoying. We will give the...
by alene1
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks Auto! Yes, it is so nice to have that space. It's also a guest room with just a twin bed, but not our main one. Once your kids have flown the nest you get lots of extra space for you! :)
by alene1
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4400
Views: 1910067

Re: Linda's daily check-in

So glad your test came back negative!! It's so hard now because every time we get a cold we don't know if it's Covid or just a cold!! Congrats on your continued break from alcohol. I'm sure you will figure this journey out as you go, and see whether alcohol adds to your life or takes away from it wh...
by alene1
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 Yesterday was a good day. I worked from home and did a Zoom with the kids. We got a pretty white wooden hamper put together (think IKEA!) with lots of parts. Thankfully all the screws were there.lol I actually exercised yesterday!!! I was happy to just do something, any...
by alene1
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks Linda! It has been so nice to wake up to.
by alene1
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385464

Re: automated eating tracker

Sorry you're feeling a bit stuck. You are anything but incompetent, and I know that you know that. As you said, these feelings will pass, as they always do. What is it about this series that is more challenging? Anything else in your life that is a dark cloud hovering that might be making you feel t...
by alene1
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

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I'll post some more soon of the inside once we get our windows washed, blinds up, and the rest of our furniture. :)
by alene1
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 Hello all. I have a different kind of week this week. My husband came down with cold/flu symptoms Sunday so he went ahead and got tested yesterday to be safe. We are staying in until he gets the results in 2 or 3 days. It's actually been kind of nice just to get to stay h...
by alene1
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

PH, yes, you should get some new clothes! It makes such a difference in how you feel, I think. I am realizing that I haven't internalized the outside changes to the inside yet, and that's important. I am going to move from just finding clothes that covered my body and looked passable to really findi...
by alene1
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, it was SO much fun watching my GS find his toy box and play with everything. By the time they were getting ready to leave the toys were spread around the house. lol But I love to see the house being lived in and memories made. :D We are still missing some of his stacking cups. Have no idea whe...
by alene1
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4400
Views: 1910067

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Linda. I hope you're feeling better. I am SO happy for you that your girls are doing so well. You must be over the moon!
by alene1
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112581

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Hi PH! Sounds like you're doing well and motoring along. I used to get much hungrier about the same time of month when I had my cycles. It's real!! So nice to be able to listen to your body and eat to satiety instead of trying to force it into what you think it should be. I hope you're having a nice...
by alene1
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385464

Re: automated eating tracker

Wow Auto, your FBG is looking amazing! You must be so pleased. So it must be from your switch to more meat/protein? Maybe less dairy. What do you think? Are you feeling good?
by alene1
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112581

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Hi! Sounds like you are in a very, very busy season of life! You are handling all the challenges well, and I'm glad you're getting settled into a routine. Sometimes exercise just has to go by the wayside for a bit. It will move back into the place you want it to be before too long I'm sure. I'm like...
by alene1
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385464

Re: automated eating tracker

I'm enjoying reading about your experiment. It sounds like the protein is really working for your body. I'm so pleased for you that your FBG number has been so great! What kind of lifting program are you doing? You've been a busy bee the last few months with all your outdoor projects. Sounds like th...
by alene1
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Hi all. I have really missed being here and being part of this community of support and kindred spirits. I am going to make a strong effort to begin posting here regularly again. For a little update, we are moved into the house! We moved in on September 19th and are getting settled in. We don't have...
by alene1
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Hi Auto. How did that meeting with Adair go? From your journal it sounds like you've gone another route for now and have been very busy fixing up your current home! Those foxes were very busy for a while digging in our lawn but after it started coming in better they left it alone. :)
by alene1
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4400
Views: 1910067

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Linda, it's totally normal to be craving some "me" time right now with all this going on. I hope you can find a little of that. Maybe your husband can be on duty while you go out for a walk at night. I'm glad things have settled down with the girls. I know for me when I was drinking wine regularly t...
by alene1
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385464

Re: automated eating tracker

Wow, sounds like you are really going to town on your backyard! That is such a satisfying feeling to see the results of your hard work. We need to take advantage of this great weather while we have it!
by alene1
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112581

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh, I really feel for your daughter!! :cry: That must be so very hard. It sounds like you're doing a great job managing the kids' school work. I know it's a challenge! Good work, Mom!
by alene1
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thursday, August 27th, 2020 It's been a while! Getting ready for school starting, shopping for the house, etc. has been using up most of my time. I've been in my classroom for several days getting things organized and ready. We finally found out when we're getting trained on our new curriculum - Sep...
by alene1
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, that was the best sleep score I've had in a while! Linda, that's a great system. I think just giving ourselves time to ponder whether we really need something helps a lot. In the heat of the moment we just feel like buying! lol PH, funny that books are the hardest for you to buy. They're the e...
by alene1
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks ladies! I'm enjoying the spending tracker and it's definitely affecting my spending habits. I am thinking twice about my buying whims! I'm learning to put things on my Amazon wish list that I feel like I need to have. That really helps! I'm waiting until I get my Amazon rewards points for the...
by alene1
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Friday, August 14th, 2020 Yesterday all went well. Nothing too exciting. Thinking more and more about school. There's so much we still don't know on how we should be doing things. We don't even have our new curriculum! But I am going to stay as positive and energized as I possibly can and see this a...
by alene1
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, I really love that combo too. I think next week I'm going to do a salad with shrimp, avocado, and some cilantro. Yum!

Octavia, sure! I really like her style. She has like 2,500 free videos I think. That Prosecco sounds amazing! What part of the UK are you in?
by alene1
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385464

Re: automated eating tracker

Good morning. I bet you're busy working, working, working on your new project! So great that you are feeling so engaged in it. Have a great day.
by alene1
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112581

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Ooh, mountain biking is fun!! I used to do that quite a few years ago. There was a trail by our first apartment that was great for it. It does take a lot out of you! Enjoy your time together alone with your husband! :)
by alene1
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4400
Views: 1910067

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Wonderful news, Linda! I'm so glad that he has gotten past the worst of it, and that you tested negative.
by alene1
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

PH, thanks for coming by! I need to try some new recipes. I'm craving some different things. I'm going to go looking for some new recipes for next week's dinners. Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 Exercise: 10M lower body workout + 35M evening walk Steps: 12,177 Sleep Score: 85 Plan: 40.4 to goal. Had a ...
by alene1
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385464

Re: automated eating tracker

I like your every hour challenge. I'm so glad you can walk with both pups now. Just think how far you've come from those early, difficult days!
by alene1
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112581

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Happy anniversary!! I also get a lot of fear around being too hungry between meals, after dinner, etc. I totally get it! I think over time you will find your sweet spot.
by alene1
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4400
Views: 1910067

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Linda, thinking of you and hoping you are all doing okay.
by alene1
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

PH, thanks for your words of encouragement! August 11th, 2020 I don't feel like going back and writing down all my missed days, so I'm not going to. lol Been busy as usual with house stuff and life in general. We get our counters, flooring, and final plumbing done this week and next, so that's super...
by alene1
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Friday, August 7th, 2020 Happy Friday y'all!! It's a little gloomy out there today, but the sun is supposed to break through before too long. I decided today is going to be beach day!! Truly, I haven't just given myself a day to relax and recharge and get away all summer. We have been so busy out at...
by alene1
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

PH, sounds like you need to find a new recliner! I hope you can find one you like. I'll have to tell you which one we got when I have a chance to look. Auto, hopefully his dream will come true! :) Linda, it was pretty hurtful. But I know people don't understand all the things that we do behind the s...
by alene1
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thursday, August 6th, 2020 Had a productive day at home yesterday. I did a lot of cleaning and organizing and got a few groceries. I made a delish salad with diced roasted chicken, bacon, red onion, avocado, and blue cheese dressing. Yum! That avocado just hit the spot, and it was perfectly ripe, wh...
by alene1
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112581

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

PH, I hope your ankle is feeling much better soon! Yes, you want to be able to get out for some great rides while your husband is on vacation. Your breakfast this morning sounded really yummy!
by alene1
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385464

Re: automated eating tracker

What a wonderful story about meeting the gardening lady! I bet she's going to love her turtle. Your picnic sounds delicious!
by alene1
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4400
Views: 1910067

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Linda, I am so very sorry that doc tested positive. I hope he has a quick and smooth recovery. I really hope you or the girls don't also get it. Do you need to quarantine for 2 weeks? I'm so excited for your no drinking exploration. It sounds like a lot of positive things are happening there. Take c...
by alene1
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128950

Re: Alene's Check-in

PH, Fitbit counts the time you're laying in bed before you actually start to go to sleep I think, as well as when you wake up in the morning and are still laying down for a bit before getting up. I've never had a recliner, so I'm going to enjoy it a lot I think! Auto, it's interesting to look at sle...