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by Dandelion
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 255
Views: 49280

Re: ladybird's check in

Are these the same people you walk with? Ladybird, your social connections are AMAZING. You inspire me in so many ways to not give up on the time investment needed to foster friendships. When my kids move out, I don't want to have nobody to hang with..... Just jumping in to say - my kid moved out t...
by Dandelion
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Re: The Daily Dandelion

Chanda, that sounds like a great idea! I'm fighting off the urge as we speak! Auto - That oasis image is perfect. I don't get it nearly enough. This past week we had a sudden death in our extended family, so I am headed out tomorrow to attend the service. It's a long drive, so we're spending the nig...
by Dandelion
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Re: The Daily Dandelion

So, the start of my 100 days got postponed a bit. A number of things happened - some good, like spring break travels - others not so good. Nothing major - I just feel 'down' a lot lately. Hopefully some sunshine and warm weather will help, but if not I may discuss it with my doctor this summer. Anyw...
by Dandelion
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 4 meals a day - advice please
Replies: 9
Views: 2518

Re: 4 meals a day - advice please

I just saw this reply. It seems rather timely. That kid I mentioned is a month away now from finishing his first year of college These days I have my tea alone. I'm glad I had those other teas.
by Dandelion
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Re: The Daily Dandelion

Thank you :) I started something yesterday I'm thinking of as 'The Next 100 Days'. I have a set of goals in mind that I'm going to try to achieve for the next 100 days. The reason I picked 100 days is that it puts me at around the time I'm due for my annual physical. I'm hoping this will result in a...
by Dandelion
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Re: The Daily Dandelion

The dust is finally starting to settle around here, which is nice, because it's all been turmoil for nearly three months. Things just seem to happen so fast - so much has changed already this year. One of my kids got married - another one got his first apartment. I still don't know if I'm going to h...
by Dandelion
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

I think I baked something that weekend. I'm not sure. My life has been such a mess lately. I keep reminding myself that there are so many worse things than what I am going through, but it's been a truly awful time. I've talked about it so much, and worried about it so much - I don't feel up to going...
by Dandelion
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2189
Views: 694446

I have been realizing how much I don't say as well. This past Thanksgiving really highlighted that for me. :(
by Dandelion
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

One red , one green Wednesday was red. I had dessert. I wasn't hungry or anything - ate it anyway because I didn't want to say no to that person. I chose to not make a thing about it - and would do it again in the same situation. Green today without much problem. Starting to think about this weekend...
by Dandelion
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Green Day

It was a bit hairy at times. I very nealy gave in when I got home - doing that 'negotiating' thing. Then a strong internal voice said 'I"m not going to eat'. And I knew I wasn't going to.

I like that voice. I hope to hear from it often in the coming days.

Thanks for the support!
by Dandelion
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

One green day
by Dandelion
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

That makes very good sense, Larkspur. I tend to try to do too much all at once and crash and burn. I'm feeling very uneasy about my weight right now, which is usually the start of a crash and burn cycle In my mind - and one of the reasons I'm now a pound over my previous highest weight - the rebound...
by Dandelion
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Another month has gone by, and I haven't really made any progress toward my goals. October was such a tough month. Work got me down - and so did sickness and between the two, I totally lost track of anything I was hoping to achieve.

Here's hoping November is better - Silly Season or not.
by Dandelion
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

I'm glad you posted your story. I work in a school, and though I'm not a teacher now, I was for many years. After the day I had, I don't think I'll be getting much sleep tonight. Not a lot of eating, though, but not because I'm so great - Just that I couldn't. I could hardly breathe, let alone eat a...
by Dandelion
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Ah, another random Dandelion. I can't really say I'm 'doing' NoS. I still think I'm just surviving, and I am so sick of just surviving. Is that really what life has become? I don't think it's just me, either. There have been a lot of changes in life recently, and it's been a bit overwhelming at time...
by Dandelion
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Beginagain April 12, 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 11621

I like your statement about it being 'not helpful toward your goals'. It's a good distinction.
by Dandelion
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What did/do you take seconds of?
Replies: 16
Views: 4616

For me it was anything really-whatever is 'calling' me. I don't mean exactly a craving, but something just sounds good. When I do eat it, whatever it is tastes exceptionally good, while other things pale in comparison. Oddly enough, most of the time is is actually vegetables. Anyone else at dinner i...
by Dandelion
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:53 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:53 pm

I remember that evening well. I don't recall what chain of events led to my stumbling onto the NoS website. But I do remember the feeling of 'This makes so much sense. This I can do!". I signed up that evening and started immediately. There was no 'I'll start tomorrow' - I began at that moment - 7.5...
by Dandelion
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 4 meals a day - advice please
Replies: 9
Views: 2518

I have four meals a day, and always have. I do find it difficult to eat large meals - my plate is about as full as an average 4 year old. Not be design - just because I can't eat that much food at one time. Slightly uncomfortable maybe, but not why I have four. Every day in our family we have aftern...
by Dandelion
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: June challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 1508

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by Dandelion
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Thank you. It's nice to see so many familiar faces, too. After a couple of weekend S days, I got off to a shaky start on Monday. It was sortof a brown day. I don't have much control over my mealtimes on Monday, and people are always interrupting me at lunch and asking me to do things. So, my meals w...
by Dandelion
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

This past year hasn't been the easiest for me. Nothing big like a death or divorce - just a series of little straws that when taken together got awfully heavy - and so did I. I feel like I'm coming out on the other side, and part of that is taking better care of myself. I've taken some steps already...
by Dandelion
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee's daily check in
Replies: 321
Views: 105825

How wonderful to be able to wear your ring again. Of all the disappointments about gaining weight that there are - and there are many - not being able to wear my wedding ring is one of the greatest.
by Dandelion
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 220
Views: 63188

Happy Belated Birthday!
by Dandelion
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Randomness
Replies: 7
Views: 3548

Looks like I gained a pound in February. Not exactly what I had in mind. There seem to be a lot of mind games going on in my head right now which may be at play. I don't know, but it's definitely been a February slump. Hoping. No, planning on a better March.
by Dandelion
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Randomness
Replies: 7
Views: 3548

This is tougher than I remember, and I don't even like snacking, (overly)sweet things and eating large amounts. I find I eat when I don't need anything - or sometimes when I don't even care about what it is I'm eating. But then, when I get that feeling that means I really do *need* to eat, I start s...
by Dandelion
Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Randomness
Replies: 7
Views: 3548

Thanks, Noni. I was thinking of changing it for a new check-in thread, but decided there was really no way to improve on it :)

I don't seem to be living up to it this week, though. I may need to tweak my goals a bit so they suit me better.
by Dandelion
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

For me, it was more not wanting to spend my entire adult life dieting in one form or another. I get closer, but I'm not there yet. My husband's entire family is like that, and I've known several outside his family as well, so it doesn't seem that abnormal to me. Twenty years ago I was at what was ob...
by Dandelion
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 156083

This is a very supportive and uplifting place, not to mention sane :)
by Dandelion
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 138879

Just for the record, my chickens are at odds with the groundhog. Right after GHD, they kicked into gear and started laying eggs again. :)
by Dandelion
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2150
Views: 925236

I was reading some old posts and you mentioned this: "There is talk on the web of plate size growing over the years, but I have my parents' china and the plates are as big as my modern ones' I have my husband's grandmothers old china - the dinner plates are as large as our dinner plates - and I alwa...
by Dandelion
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

That's an interesting way to look at it. Maybe I aspire to this so much because I live with a naturally thin person and I would so love to be like that. He enjoys food as much as the next person, but doesn't plan his day around it. He eats when he gets around to it, and if he doesn't, he doesn't. He...
by Dandelion
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

I think they are as close as possible. They eliminate nearly everything I dislike about weight loss. No rules, no counting, no calculating, no changing diet. Nothing to figure or think about. With IF, all I did was delay breakfast a couple of hours and I lost weight. With SLD, an hour before bed I d...
by Dandelion
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Three Years of Trying the No S Diet
Replies: 3
Views: 4751

This sounds very much like what I am thinking. I haven't gotten it all thought out clearly yet - but my thoughts are going in a similar direction.
by Dandelion
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Randomness
Replies: 7
Views: 3548

Last week wasn't entirely stellar. No dismal failures, but not success either. Except today, of course :wink: :wink:

I'm starting an emoji habitcal like I saw on Allison's thread cuz I like the idea and I'm going to remember to make myself not forget to pay attention next week.

8) 8)
by Dandelion
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 2017 check-in for Allisonmeg
Replies: 105
Views: 40284

I have been skimming people's threads since I"m so far behind I couldn't possibly read each one in full - and I came upon your emoji habitcal. I love the idea so much I'm going to copy it :)
by Dandelion
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Yes, I had the best success with Shangri La. I used cream for my flavorless calories since I couldn't cope with the oil. About a quarter cup an hour after dinner. I didn't change anything else. If I hadn't experienced it, I would never have believed the effect. I experimented with IF on a 14:10 sche...
by Dandelion
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Randomness
Replies: 7
Views: 3548

So, yeah. I'm back. Mostly. I just had this moment the other day - maybe more of a collection of moments over the last year or so. I'm just so tired of all of it. I'm tired of feeling like I'm 'less' because there's more of me. Of the stupid things that leads me to do. I don't even want to say what ...
by Dandelion
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Randomness
Replies: 7
Views: 3548

Randomness

Dandelions. Just when you thought you saw the last of them, up one pops again.

I'm not even going to pretend this check-in is going to be a daily thing. It might be. For a while. But then probably not.

More later when my battery isn't about to die :)

8) 8)
by Dandelion
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 240
Views: 100092

9/14/09. I remember it well. I had just read somewhere about NoS and was so convinced, I found this board and jumped in right away. I never did have great success with it, which made all the bright shiny promises of other plans all the brighter. They did work for a time, and even one of them resulte...
by Dandelion
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 149831

I haven't been on the board in ages, but stopped by tonight, read this thread and felt right at home :) Lately I've been catching myself thinking how much simpler life was with NoS. Sounds like a very sensible challenge.
by Dandelion
Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Hi all! It seems about right for one of my random check-ins. I'm still doing Shangri-la, and doing okay. I went through a patch where I didn't lose, but I tweaked a few things and got things working again. It's a lot slower than it was in the beginning, but slow is better than none. I am also doing ...
by Dandelion
Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 424477

I moved to a private school a few years ago. I don't think teaching is ever particularly easy, but it's a better situation than my previous school.
by Dandelion
Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 662
Views: 348135

I hope that works for you. I know allowing things like that works for me - it's forbidding that doesn't work - and I end up eating way more than the one or two cookies!
by Dandelion
Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

I can handle that kind of medical advice :).

We're getting cool weather and rain right now. It's perfect for baking, reading books and just lazing around. I've not been sleeping well, so that's about all I can manage right now.
by Dandelion
Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3730
Views: 1143697

Oh, they don't say anything or even act as if they disapprove. It's probably just me inventing things to worry about

Mr and Son are British by birth, I am by naturalization:)
by Dandelion
Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Graham's Daily Check In
Replies: 1417
Views: 623779

I"ve been hearing about your heatwave. Not fun times. I have been experimenting with sourdough bread lately. I haven't found the 'perfect' loaf for my family, but some of them have been very good. It's a little hot to be baking bread, but we have a cooler, and I do it early in the morning or late at...
by Dandelion
Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 424477

I was just saying yesterday I"ll probably work til I"m 70. Assuming I can, that is. They may not want to keep me around :)
by Dandelion
Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3730
Views: 1143697

That sounds like fun :) I find I drink a lot of calories in hot weather. I had always heard it was a terrible thing to do - but the weeks I lost weight the best, where the weeks I drank a lot of sweetened drinks. I didn't plan on it - it was just hot and I didn't feel like eating, but I was thirsty....
by Dandelion
Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

I didn't know your husband had a heart attack. How scary that must have been! How is he doing now? How are YOU doing? The eating advice for heart patients has been evolving so much lately - I can't even imagine how tough it is to choose which to put your faith in. They're so different. We have had c...
by Dandelion
Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rachel's Check-In
Replies: 39
Views: 16446

Oh, that clean-up time. That used to be a big one for me!

Sounds like you're doing well!
by Dandelion
Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Yes, it's very sad. They want to keep the information available, and maybe find another discussion site - like a FB group or something. If they've made a decision I've never seen it mentioned. Today is not hot and I love it. We had a little rain this morning, and it's keeping the temperatures down. ...
by Dandelion
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3730
Views: 1143697

Sounds like you did well. I could so relate with the trying to be the 'perfect' everything. It's so hard for me, and with people staying with us a week or three at a time, I never seem to make it :(
by Dandelion
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Weird. I've seen new posts recently - as in the past couple of weeks. I wonder if former members can post, but newbies can't join.
by Dandelion
Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Werewolfcowgirl 21 Day Challenge
Replies: 6
Views: 3241

Did you get to bake cookies? I have been wanting to make a strawberry pie. I haven't had one in years.
by Dandelion
Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

There is a forum, sethroberts.net but over the past year or so, it's gone very quiet. However, there are thousands of posts full of other people's experiences. Oil is the main source of flavorless calories. It's easy to get a lot of calories in one go, and doesn't require refrigeration or 'fixing'. ...
by Dandelion
Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Happy weekend! It was a tough work week, but I'm actually taking time off this summer <gasp!> so I have a lot to do before I go away. That makes it a whole lot easier to take :) Things are going smoothly in shangri-la land and my weight continues to go down slowly, but steadily. I don't do well in h...
by Dandelion
Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: O43 Check-in
Replies: 970
Views: 581260

Ah...plain cake donuts. My fav :)

I had golfer's elbow - like tennis elbow, but on the other side of the arm. I had forgotten all about it - which made me happy, because for so long I thought it would never heal. I guess it finally did :)
by Dandelion
Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 662
Views: 348135

On the cooked tomatoes - when I had stomach problems (h-pylori) the doc said cooked tomatoes were one of the worst offenders - and it was certainly true for me. chocolate and dairy weren't much better, but after I got off the meds, I was able to re-add them gradually and now I don't have a problem w...
by Dandelion
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

I am so glad I tried it. It sounded so silly - not to mention impossible. But, I figured it wouldn't cost anything to try it, so I did. I could not believe how well it worked. I've been at it for five months and I still can't get over it. I'm normally a 'healthy' eater, have a busy, non-sedentary jo...
by Dandelion
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Thanks for the welcome back :) Work is super busy, life is super busy - but all the things are for the good, and everything is coming together nicely. I'm having an especially nice week since people keep stopping to ask me what I'm doing and saying how great I look. I'm wearing a dress today I haven...
by Dandelion
Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: buttercreampillow's Check-In
Replies: 171
Views: 61441

I'm so glad to see you! I missed you :)
by Dandelion
Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Hi all, So, when I was last here, I was not looking forward to medical investigations. It was a long haul. You know how it is. They start with the least horrible and eliminate those, before they send you to the specialists. It was not a fun time, but it could have been a lot worse. I had a followup ...
by Dandelion
Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Thank you. I need all the prayers and positive vibes I can get. I really hope I hear today.
by Dandelion
Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Thank you for your posts.

Any weight loss thoughts are on the back burner for now due to health concerns. Waiting for test results. Funny how perspective changes.
by Dandelion
Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Though I've been a member of this group for several years, I've never been one of those who is consistent here. It seems I'm the type who needs a change every so often. To 'Shake things up'. I feel like I've been transitioning into a period of change for a while, but just haven't admitted it to myse...
by Dandelion
Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 491424

I don't like the overfull feeling - but we are all so chronically sleep deprived, I kinda like those weekend days when we fill up on foods we like and doze off in the sunshine for a nap.

Belated congratulations, too!
by Dandelion
Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 662
Views: 348135

Your comment about 'icky sweet' jumped out at me. I really think having the freedom to eat anything leads to being more particular about what we eat. So that so often things we used to love - and maybe eat to excess are suddenly not so appealing. It's like are free to realize what they are truly lik...
by Dandelion
Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

No success on the boots...this time. However, I did find three pair of shoes I liked with various heel heights. It feels a bit uncomfortable spending money on myself, but I will just have to get over it :wink: We had crepes for breakfast this morning and I'll be making one of my favorite soups for d...
by Dandelion
Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Well, I'm back at home and happy to be warm - not to mention breathing easier, too! I"ve been reading all your comments and as usual, you are all so on target. I started a pile (yup, right before I left the house for several days) of 'clothes to reconsider'. Some things don't fit, although some do b...
by Dandelion
Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Thank you all for your support. It means a lot. I'm in a bit of a pit of self loathing right now. I am trying to pack for a trip. It's cold where I'm going. I'm leaving my 80s and heading into the 20s and 30s. Maybe 40s if we're lucky. So I pull out my winter clothes. Or at least what I think are my...
by Dandelion
Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3730
Views: 1143697

Just so you know - I might very well have done the same thing (weaseled out of the meeting the friend thing). I know this, because I have done it. More than once. I also find it perplexing that I find it so easy to 'judge' (for lack of a better word) others by their character, personality, integrity...
by Dandelion
Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2150
Views: 925236

I've read eat for heat - I'm much more aware of how food and drink affect my temperature. I notice the water guzzling, yogurt and granola bar for lunch eaters are always freezing. I'm talking wearing a fleece jacket with it's in the 80s cold. I usually have dinner leftovers - and someone commented o...
by Dandelion
Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

I may not be eating the way I'd like to, but I am happy that I have been a bit more active. 'A bit' is all I am trying right now. A consistent bit that may eventually grow into a bit more. But I'm not even thinking about that. Just working on this bit. It isn't much but it feels good to be doing som...
by Dandelion
Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3730
Views: 1143697

Kind of an emotional day... Feeling super down about my weight and wanting to do something extreme but realize that can't last very long. Need to be more reasonable but hopefully find an effective approach too. Yes, and yes. I feel like I've put so much of myself in mothering and have unfortunately...
by Dandelion
Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

I haven't been here in a couple of weeks. It actually seems like longer. I feel like I've been drifting. Not doing much of anything definite. Not NoS. Not anything else. Those few pounds I lost over the summer? They're back. All that hope and enthusiasm I had back then. They're gone. Maybe I'm just ...
by Dandelion
Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2 competing ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 6777

Speaking of France - a friend (who, btw, has never heard of Nos) has recently moved to France. She mentioned there are signs everywhere cautioning people to avoid snacking - proclaiming that it is unhealthy and causes weight gain.

Interesting, no?
by Dandelion
Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Yes, it was :) However from the attention my family paid to it, you'd never have guessed. Our friends who were to meet us at dinner never made it. Not exactly a crashing success this year. I did get a totally amazing gift from my daughter which made up for quite a lot of it. (although not sure that ...
by Dandelion
Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Made it through the week! It's been a long, exhausting week. There was a get together after school, but I was just too tired to even think about it. I'm looking forward to sleeping in and spending time with some friends we hardly ever see this weekend. Lots to do this weekend, though. Got a work thi...
by Dandelion
Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Thanks, Linda.

Halfway through the week. I'm putting in a morning snack until I get used to this working stuff.
by Dandelion
Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

One week of the new school year down, on to the second. It was a tough week. Everyone worked so hard. It's amazing how much gets done over the summer, but especially during those last few weeks. We had to create two classrooms out of other rooms and shuffle staff to make room for new staff over the ...
by Dandelion
Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

I changed my scone plan. I stumbled on a recipe on pinterest for peaches and cream baked oatmeal. Sounds perfect! I can make it in the crock pot or at least mix it up the night before and bake it in the morning.
by Dandelion
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Skelton 2014 check in.
Replies: 25
Views: 7878

I can relate to your mantra. It's certainly true for me. Like Linda, I remember the days when I could stick to a 'diet' to the letter, no matter how hard it was, or what it involved. Now, even thinking about it is damaging.
by Dandelion
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

You'll have to let me know how they turn out. The lemonade ones sound interesting, too. Long first day back at work, and I don't feel like I accomplished anything. I was right about being hungrier than when I'm home. I didn't take nearly enough lunch. However, looking forward to Indian tonight - and...
by Dandelion
Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 491424

It seems like a good idea to write down the S days for a while to see if they really are wild. FWIW, if I ate PB, I'd have PB&H any day and not consider it a 'fail'.
by Dandelion
Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Zucchini is usually easier than a houseplant. People usually have to beat it back and can't use/give away the zucchini fast enough.

Scones are easy. Mix 'em with fingers, pat the dough out, cut and bake :)
by Dandelion
Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Strawberry Roan's 2014 Daily Check In
Replies: 146
Views: 76935

I haven't made a big breakfast in a long time. I should do that this weekend. We've been sleeping in a lot lately though, so that's probably why. We usually just get croissants from the local bakery one day and have something small, if anything the other day. I did cook this morning though - eggs sc...
by Dandelion
Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

That would be fun! I have to bake something for work breakfast next week. I am leaning toward strawberry scones. If I had zucchini I would probably have made zucchini muffins. How sad does a garden have to be not to have zucchini??? The week has gone well. Just days away from the start of school - s...
by Dandelion
Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 491424

I know the feeling! During the school year, I have so little energy left at the end of the day, I usually end up sleeping for an hour or so when I get home. I'm hoping this app will help me to accomplish something, no matter how small, every day so that over time it will add up.
by Dandelion
Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2189
Views: 694446

I use the Overdrive Media app and download library books and audiobooks to my iPad and Kindle. Sometimes I have to wait a while for popular books, but there is always something to read while I'm waiting.
by Dandelion
Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 662
Views: 348135

Your york minis always make me smile. I usually have a few chocolate chips - but maybe york would be a nice change :)
by Dandelion
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

Iron: Thank you!

Linda: Good to hear from you. I hope things are going well, and I look forward to reading your update when you feel ready to post. I always think your meals sound so good - we seem to like many of the same things.
by Dandelion
Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 491424

Someone on another thread post a link to a house organization app. I am a listmaker, so it works great for me. It has daily, weekly and long term lists. I added all the tasks I want to each list, and I can star them as I finish them. When they're done, I can delete the stars and start all over again...
by Dandelion
Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

My weight is still coming down, but it has slowed. I'm okay with that. Between age and hypothyroidism, and after years of no loss, any loss is cause for celebration. It's especially good, since it is happening without unsustainable effort on my part. I haven't cut down on amounts, or cut out any foo...
by Dandelion
Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Strawberry Roan's 2014 Daily Check In
Replies: 146
Views: 76935

I haven't had biscuits and gravy in ages! No one else in my family likes it (I'll leave you to figure out what it sounds like to my British husband) I should make it before I'm back at work full-time. Much as I enjoy cottage cheese and fruit, no way would I pass up waffles and bacon for it! I'll bet...
by Dandelion
Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 491424

I have been working on two out of those three. I am not concerned about caffeine..but the other two.... :roll:

I'm just breaking things up into manageable pieces.

Very tiny, manageable pieces.

Practically minuscule, really
by Dandelion
Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

I had so much fun today - and no, I didn't play hooky from work! There were a lot of other staff at work today - about half dozen I hadn't seen in weeks. Every. Single. One. made a comment about how 'different' I looked. No one caught on to the weight loss - it isn't that noticeable. I think my face...
by Dandelion
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: interesting articles
Replies: 43
Views: 20530

I so agree. I find the words 'healthy' and 'clean' somewhere between meaningless and annoying. I'm not a fan of labeling either my food or myself. Been there, done that, not doing it anymore. I used to be a serious WAPFer. I still cook from scratch (mostly) with the best ingredients I can afford and...
by Dandelion
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: judy's check in.
Replies: 51
Views: 17371

I love your leftover meal - frying up bits of leftover meat, potatoes and vegetables is one of my favorite things to eat :)

Never heard of the green onion cake before, though
by Dandelion
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 469
Views: 209338

So true, Eschano :) thank you! It's a rather peaceful day today. We've had more than 24 hours of rain, which is rather odd in my part of the world. The teenager is working hard finishing up the last of his summer homework assignments, and I've been busy cleaning house and doing bits of work-work in ...