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by alene1
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 31
Views: 1159

Re: Alene's Check-in

The program is multi-faceted. It's just beginning so I don't have the big picture yet. Right now we're focusing on creating a regular meal and snack pattern to stabilize and decrease binge eating. I will keep you posted! I have to say that the format isn't the best for me personally. There are so ma...
by alene1
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2633
Views: 795163

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, I'm glad your back is on the mend. That is miserable. Yay for new phones! Have fun with it. :)
by alene1
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1277153

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Linda, teenagers are hard! How old are your kids? I have to say I am very glad to be past that point and able to enjoy them again. :) It will all be worth it when they're grown and you can enjoy more of a friend to friend relationship with them. I'm glad yesterday went so well! Where are you cruisin...
by alene1
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 31
Views: 1159

Re: Alene's Check-in

Good morning. I've had a good couple of days. I started my program and so far I'm enjoying it. It feels good to have a group of people who are all working on the same thing. It also feels good to have the support of the two coaches who truly understand binge eating and all the "stuff" around it. Mon...
by alene1
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 31
Views: 1159

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, great idea to bring my coloring to the meeting, or at least some doodling. :) I'll look into the one you mentioned. Anything that helps would be awesome! I've noticed that same pattern of hating feeling trapped in lots of areas of my life, but particularly in my work life. Not having control. ...
by alene1
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2633
Views: 795163

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, thanks for sharing about the change triangle. So much interesting stuff in these last posts! I will have to look into the audio book and the other book you mentioned. I love that you're practicing on your students! What subject do you teach?
by alene1
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1277153

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Linda, I could discuss it forever too! I totally agree with all you said. I've listened to a lot of the Food Psych podcast, read the F*ck it Diet, and belong to some of the FB groups for intuitive eating and body positivity. I realized I came off as very judgemental in my last post. Didn't mean to! ...
by alene1
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 31
Views: 1159

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, it's real!! Yesterday was much better though. Yesterday definitely was an improvement. My routine is getting streamlined and the kids are getting more settled. I used some of my tools to soothe and calm myself during recess breaks. I turned on my music and did a little bit of coloring with my ...
by alene1
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2633
Views: 795163

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, I'm so sorry about your dear pup. That sounds like such a difficult experience. Thank you for sharing it with us. I hope it helps to release the burden. I'd love to hear more about the process you used.
by alene1
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1277153

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Linda, I can pretty much guarantee we all have that crazy stuff running around in our brains. :wink: It's so freeing and helpful for ourselves and others if we share it though. It really does make us realize that we're not alone in our internal struggles. I believe in body positivity, and think that...
by alene1
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 31
Views: 1159

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, yes, I think it's going to be so helpful! We start on Monday. Linda, yes, my students are all in such different places and levels, so it's very difficult to give everyone what they need. But I just need to do the best I can and love them up, and teach them how to be good and kind people. The s...
by alene1
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1277153

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I'm loving reading your journal, Linda! We have a lot in common. I've experimented with IF a lot too. I'd love to talk about the body positivity community sometime with you. Finding the balance of wanting to be healthy but not letting your self esteem rest on your appearance. So much to discuss ther...
by alene1
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 31
Views: 1159

Re: Alene's Check-in

Hi Linda. I teach special ed preschool, so 3-5 year olds. It was a day alright!! :wink: :!: Oh boy, it was quite a first day. Lots of chaos as we figured out which kids were coming on what buses, parents and sibling milling, a child crying. I didn't do well with the stress. We have a morning recess,...
by alene1
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 31
Views: 1159

Re: Alene's Check-in

Oohlala, thanks for coming by my journal and sharing your experience. We are all different, and as you say, it's going to change over time as we change and adjust to our new routines. So far for me giving myself permission to have those snacks has really taken away the feeling that I'm "falling off ...
by alene1
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 31
Views: 1159

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, a fellow teacher! I bet teaching adults is fun too. You made me laugh about pre-schoolers. :D They are a bundle of energy, but oh so cute!! I have a Fitbit too, and have for many years. I write down my daily stats too in my paper journal. Linda, you are so right. It's all about what works for ...
by alene1
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2633
Views: 795163

Re: automated eating tracker

Good morning. Had a chance to read just a bit of your journal. Your honesty is so very refreshing. There is so little of it in this world of trying to look good from the outside. You inspire me to share more openly. I know that I struggle in life with wanting to show only the parts of me that I deem...
by alene1
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1277153

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Linda. I'm so pleased for where you are in your journey! Wonderful freedom with gentle structure. I'm loving reading your journal!
by alene1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 31
Views: 1159

Re: Alene's Check-in

Yesterday went so much better! Food and eating felt really good. I have 3 meals, a snack in the afternoon, and what I call a "closer." A little something after dinner that ends the day of eating with enjoyment and pleasure. So technically 5 eating occasions. I try to have it shortly after dinner, an...
by alene1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 31
Views: 1159

Re: Alene's Check-in

Soprano, thank you for the encouragement to follow my instincts about how many meals to start out with. I have been fighting the natural eating pattern my body feels best at, and that doesn't make any sense, especially right now. Down the road I will probably be able to gently shift my patterns. Aut...
by alene1
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 31
Views: 1159

Re: Alene's Check-in

Yesterday didn't go as I had planned. I should give some back story as I begin my journal. I have struggled with binge eating for many years, really as long as I can remember going back to my very early years. I've been fighting it and trying different eating plans all my life. I reached my goal wei...
by alene1
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 31
Views: 1159

Re: Alene's Check-in

Automatedeating, thanks for coming by my journal. I've read some of your journal and you are one that has inspired me with your consistency! Thank you for the compliment. The nurse my mom had when she gave birth to me was named Alene. :) Yes, food and eating are really interesting subjects, when you...
by alene1
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 31
Views: 1159

Alene's Check-in

Good morning! I've been reading journals this morning and have been inspired by those who have been able to stay the course and be consistent with No-s for so long. I think that many of us struggle with hopping around from plan to plan, looking for the "perfect" one. Simple is good. Simple is sustai...
by alene1
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's No-S Adventure
Replies: 26
Views: 5217

Back to work today! I didn't get much done yesterday. I had big plans to get caught up on my school work, but I am really lacking motivation in that area. I've been spending too much time on screens, and enjoying that connection to others on this journey. But I need to focus on life and getting my s...
by alene1
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Angel's Daily Check In
Replies: 31
Views: 4720

Welcome!
by alene1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 589679

I'm really tuning in to what I like to eat too, and what I don't like that much but always thought I did! lol The too-full feeling is really uncomfortable. It's definitely a challenge to find the just right feeling.
by alene1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sharon's daily check-in
Replies: 312
Views: 34402

Hi Sharon,

I know what you mean about the planning of our meals now. I want to be sure to feel full and satisfied, and eat what I really enjoy! I love Thai food too. :)
by alene1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1277153

Linda, my mom's nurse when she delivered me was Alene, and she decided she wanted me to have it too! :) I'm sorry the weekend felt a bit off and didn't feel great for you. It sounds like you learned some things that will help you going forward. I bet that after a day on your usual fasting schedule, ...
by alene1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2633
Views: 795163

Sorry the day didn't go as planned. Sometimes it backfires when we consciously restrict. Maybe just think about what your body really wants and needs, and then let it gently move back down to a more comfortable weight. Food and our emotions have such an interesting relationship!
by alene1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 151388

Worth It, it sounds like you and I both eat a similar way. My body is really sensitive to too many carbs as well, and it affects my hunger the next day. I'm experimenting with the right amount of carbs at each meal to give me energy and make me feel good, and also keep me full. I'm thinking I might ...
by alene1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's No-S Adventure
Replies: 26
Views: 5217

Happy Monday morning! I'm feeling really good today about my weekend. I didn't go crazy at all, and I really enjoyed some of the treats that I did have. Saturday B- pastry L- RX bar, beef jerky, apple D- steak, roll, salad, baked potato Exercise: hour long walk plus work at the property Sunday B- ap...
by alene1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's No-S Adventure
Replies: 26
Views: 5217

Soprano, I like your mod. I'm in complete agreement with it, and will do the same if needed. But as you said, so much of it is about taking the pressure off, and giving that permission so you don't feel boxed in by rules that sometimes just don't fit. Linda, it's hard sometimes to let of of the "rul...
by alene1
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1277153

Hi Linda,

I'm really enjoying your journal. I'm experimenting with IF too. I'm doing 16:8 but often have a shorter window. I like the flexibility though. Congrats on your whoosh! I love the way that you feel about food and eating now. That's my goal!
by alene1
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's No-S Adventure
Replies: 26
Views: 5217

I had a much more settled day yesterday. I continue to think about what is going to work best for me, and what my sweet spot is going to be for my eating routine. I may add an optional mini meal after dinner and before bed. I'd prefer to just do the two meals, but I also want to honor my body's sign...
by alene1
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's No-S Adventure
Replies: 26
Views: 5217

Thanks Soprano. This is a learning journey for sure!!
by alene1
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2633
Views: 795163

I know it's tough when our kids are moving into their teen years. I had a really tough time too. I felt so sad at times, wondering where my sweet boy went. :( But they do come out of it, and my adult children are wonderful. Trust that you are teaching them well how to be good people, and try to pick...
by alene1
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's No-S Adventure
Replies: 26
Views: 5217

I'm drinking a big mug of yummy coffee this morning, and it's hitting the spot. My daughter gave me a mug one Christmas that is jumbo-sized, and says, "Mama needs her coffee." So cute. :) Yesterday was a difficult day, but I've worked through it and feel better. All was going smoothly and then we ha...
by alene1
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's No-S Adventure
Replies: 26
Views: 5217

Imogen, I did mostly Leslie for a long time, and I agree that I love that she incorporates walkers of all shapes and sizes. Once I found Jessica I started to do mostly her workouts. But I have a huge collection of workouts from a variety of instructors I've collected over the years. It's never too l...
by alene1
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's No-S Adventure
Replies: 26
Views: 5217

I told her I'm saving my sweets for the weekend and tucked it in my purse. I guess I just have to get used to people being a bit disappointed if I'm not eating sweets during the week at work. This is going to sound so stuck-up of me, but I have come to totally enjoy telling people that. They always...
by alene1
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tess’ daily check in
Replies: 105
Views: 15874

Halloween is definitely a very challenging time of year! You're doing very well, and having 2 young kids really ups the difficulty level. Things will level off with the portions over time.
by alene1
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Soprano
Replies: 157
Views: 21791

Soprano, I'm really enjoying your journal. I'm also really enjoying IF and feel it's helping me to see that a bit of hunger isn't an emergency! :)
by alene1
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's No-S Adventure
Replies: 26
Views: 5217

Day 2 went overall well, but I was still feeling fairly hungry after my plate of food at dinner and I had a second helping, which made me overly full. Red day officially, but I'm happy I stuck with the no sweets or snacks! My co-worker offered me some chocolate she brought me from Costa Rica, and I ...
by alene1
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's No-S Adventure
Replies: 26
Views: 5217

Soprano, Eschano, Automatedeating, thanks so much for stopping by to visit and encourage me! I appreciate it.

Imogen, Jessica's videos are perfect for me, and I love the 30 minute length. Do you do any Leslie Sansone or other instructors?
by alene1
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2633
Views: 795163

I'm sorry about the parenting challenges! It can be so hard sometimes. My daughter is in her twenties and struggles with anxiety, and it's really hard feeling helpless to help her. I hope you can find some strategies to help soon. I'm enjoying reading your journal and I will have to look into the No...
by alene1
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 589679

Hello, and thanks for coming by my journal! It's really stressful to leave your little one at first. Thankfully, kids are so resilient, and I bet in short order she'll be loving the time time to play with other kids. Hang in there! I've just let go of calorie counting too, and it is very freeing, th...
by alene1
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's No-S Adventure
Replies: 26
Views: 5217

Day 1 is in the books, and it went well. I had very little hunger in the morning. I was looking very forward to lunch, and I went to Panera. Need to go shopping soon! AM: coffee w/cream L- cup of broccoli cheddar soup, bread and butter, 1/2 turkey avocado sandwich, coffee w/cream D- scrambled eggs w...
by alene1
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's No-S Adventure
Replies: 26
Views: 5217

Well .... it's embarrassing that I only lasted 1 day the last time I officially tried this! But, I'm back and ready to give it another go, and do it with some determination and the long view of things. Letting go of perfection and just doing the best I can each day. I've been doing some intermittent...
by alene1
Thu May 10, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's No-S Adventure
Replies: 26
Views: 5217

Dalia and Tombo, thank you for coming by to cheer me on. :D My first day went really well. I had some hunger between lunch and dinner but it was very doable. Before bed the same but again, it wasn't bad at all. Knowing that snacking wasn't an option was actually really freeing. I just did my thing a...
by alene1
Wed May 09, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's No-S Adventure
Replies: 26
Views: 5217

Alene's No-S Adventure

I've read about No-S several times through the years but after considering it I would always decide that I like snacks and sweets too much to commit! But as I have gotten older and tried it all, I want to give this a real try. I want more peace and freedom with food. If I can find a way to get to a ...
by alene1
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Alcohol
Replies: 11
Views: 4740

I'm new and want to be clear about this. Does this mean that I would be having my glass of wine at the table with my dinner, or can I have it while preparing my meal or in the hour before dinner? Then I'm wondering if it's more of an S - snack. Thoughts?
by alene1
Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene1's Daily Check-in
Replies: 0
Views: 1308

Alene1's Daily Check-in

I've decided to do a check-in here for accountability, and to see my No S journey in writing. I started on Sunday, and so far, so good. I've been eating every 2-3 hours for a long time, so the stretch between lunch and dinner is the hardest for me. My workout goals are 5 per week. I'm tracking my ea...
by alene1
Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Still losing steadily...
Replies: 12
Views: 4299

Congratulations! With slower weight loss, you really have to keep the big picture in mind. Thinking about how much you will lose in 6 months, instead of how much you want to lose each week, really does help. Keep up the great work.

Sue
by alene1
Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New here
Replies: 4
Views: 2140

New here

Hello, I've been lurking around the board for a few days, and wanted to introduce myself. I'm really impressed with how supportive everyone is, and all the intelligent and sane discussion. I have been a lifelong yoyo dieter, trying every plan that came down the pike. Several years ago I finally deci...