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by KareBear
Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Check In
Replies: 0
Views: 2147

Karen's Check In

I think maybe something clicked with me and No S. I have been trying to live this way for years. I say trying loosley, as I am not sure my brain and heart have been 100% on board. I sure hope they are this time. I am over the food struggle. I would like food to, really, just be food. To enjoy it yes...
by KareBear
Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's daily progress
Replies: 58
Views: 20723

Good luck GK! I don't think you should feel bad at all...you should always do things that are best for you and not what you think is expected of you.

We are here if you need us and please keep us updated on your progress.
by KareBear
Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Check In
Replies: 13
Views: 6538

So Friday was pretty good for me. I did not eat breakfast until 10:30 and I was starving. Then by lunch time, which was around 1:30, I had a Veggie Chicken patty and some chips. Dinner was a Burrito and chips and my sons fundraiser. I did not finish the Burrito. And they had cookies that went with t...
by KareBear
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Check In
Replies: 13
Views: 6538

Thanks Millie for your advise. I think you are right....I should not start tweaking now. I really want to get the habit down solid and see how I feel. Yesterday was okay, but if I had to be honest, it was a fail. I had a bagel for breakfast I had a subway sandwich for lunch with some baked chips The...
by KareBear
Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Check In
Replies: 13
Views: 6538

Thanks Sammybunny! It has taken a very long time to get over the scale, but I am getting there. Yesterday was a fail. Stinking Hershey Kisses. I have decided not to keep any candy in the house as it is just too tempting. And even more so around that time of the month. However, it was not a huge fail...
by KareBear
Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Check In
Replies: 13
Views: 6538

Wednesday: Today is a success, just for the simple fact that I got up at 5 to go for a run. Which ended up being mostly a walk but hey, I feel great for getting my exercise in! I did weigh myself this morning and my number has not moved since starting but I am actually good with that. Especially sin...
by KareBear
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's daily progress
Replies: 58
Views: 20723

HOLY COW-I thought someone had taken over my mind and written out the cycle of my self abuse..... Well, kinda. Just a fellow No S'r, doing what we all do. Just know that you are certainly not alone. I do the exact same thing and have for years. In fact, I was just telling a friend yesterday (she is ...
by KareBear
Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Millie daily check in
Replies: 459
Views: 179046

Hi Millie,
Wanted to thank you for stopping by and giving me some encouragement! I am trying my best! Hope things are going well for you as well Looks like you have been posting for quite a while. Has it helped you getting more of a normal eating habit?

Hope you are having a good day/week!
by KareBear
Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Check In
Replies: 13
Views: 6538

Tuesday: Well yesterday was a little scary at night. I made it through the day just fine, but I ate dinner way to early and was hungry around 8:00pm. Thats prime snacking time. But I resisted and I am happy that I did. So today, should look like this: Breakfast: Bagel/Banana/Milk Lunch: Taco Bell: 2...
by KareBear
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Check In
Replies: 13
Views: 6538

Monday: So far, today has been GREAT. Of course its only 7 am, lol. Anyway, I went out of town last Thursday and was a little worried about compliance but you know, I was successful. It was actually kinda easy not to snack. Of course, I did not have any snacks in my hotel room, so that was good. I w...
by KareBear
Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Check In
Replies: 13
Views: 6538

Wednesday. It is for sure a HUMP DAY for me. I was doing so great until dinner. Then the Hersey Kisses that I had in the freezer were calling to me and dang it, I answered the call. Well I went for a short walk with my son and I feel better after that. I was feeling pretty discouraged after I had a ...
by KareBear
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ~ Reviving Renee ~
Replies: 1453
Views: 802401

Just wanted to let you know that I have been trying NO S for a long time and I have left and come back, left and come back, well you know the drill. I wanted to tell you that every time I get on this board (which is so supportive) your threads always encourage me. It is good to know that we all stru...
by KareBear
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Check In
Replies: 13
Views: 6538

Tuesday: Well, considering that I have been up since 4 am I am feeling pretty good. Of course, as the day wears on, I am sure I will start to wear out! Ah well. I am supposed to run tonight with a friend at 6. I am not a great evening runner. I am much better first thing, but it is really nice to ha...
by KareBear
Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Check In
Replies: 13
Views: 6538

Monday went well. I did not get my run in, but I am not going to beat myself up over it. Especially since I had my 3 meals today and stayed in the GREEN!!! Feeling good!
by KareBear
Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * April Challenge * * *
Replies: 65
Views: 26000

Im IN!!!

Hope it's okay, since it's the mid of the month, but I need some extra encouragement. My goals are; Vanilla NO S, with 15 minutes of Shoeglove on No S days and 40 - 50 minutes of cardio 4 days a week. April 16: GREEN 15 Minutes of Shoveglove, WHEW!! [/color] I really wanted to go for a run today, bu...
by KareBear
Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Check In
Replies: 13
Views: 6538

Well here we are on a Monday....and I have picked out my breakfast and lunch: Bagel & Banana/Small burger, Chips & applesauce. Not sure about dinner yet. Planning on doing my run this evening and 15 minutes of Shoveglove. My goals for this week are to do cardio exercise 4 days and Shoveglove M-F. Ho...
by KareBear
Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Check In
Replies: 13
Views: 6538

Karen's Check In

It has been awhile since I have been on this board. I need the sanity and support for my journey. Since I was last on, we have had a lot of problems with our 15 year old, which led us to kick him out. I know I have been depressed for the last 6 months or so, which has led me to not take care of myse...
by KareBear
Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: snapdragon's dail check-in
Replies: 49
Views: 22187

I am so sorry to hear that snapdragon. I know how hard it is to focus on ourselves when the ones we love are hurting!! I hope things get better with your mom although I tend to be of the opinion that once people hit certain age (over 60), they are pretty set in their habits. Hang in there. We are he...
by KareBear
Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

There are two parts to me. The one that is doing really good being nice to myself and the one who sabotages myself. This week has been rough, job wise and kids wise. I feel powerless and I feel PMS'd all in the same week. When I look back at my fails, they are not very bad but I feel like a slacker....
by KareBear
Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ******JUNE CHALLENGE*****
Replies: 18
Views: 12238

Well, this is it, the last weekend of June. I am very proud of us, we have continued to check in and post our success' and failures. I admit, I am a little embarrassed, you all did so much better than I did with all those GREENS.


Good job and keep it up!!!!!!
by KareBear
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ******JUNE CHALLENGE*****
Replies: 18
Views: 12238

Welcome R.Jean. It looks like you are doing really well with your exercise which is what I need to work on.

Happy Hump Day Everyone. Lets climb that SUCKER!
by KareBear
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

It's already Wednesday! So far my week has been GREEN in regards to No S but I have not been able to work in any exercise. It seems like if I wait until I get home from work and then running the kids around, I'm so exhausted, I just want to get in my jammies. So today, I am going to try to run durin...
by KareBear
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 116696

Goodness sakes kids are such a stressor. But I suppose if we did not have the kiddos, we would find something else to stress about so we could emotional eat. Just like an addict, we are always looking for excuses to "blow it". It is such a wonderful thing to have S days to look at during the week an...
by KareBear
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sarah's Daily Check-In
Replies: 202
Views: 83702

I really LOVE the idea of stickers to show success on a calendar. How fun is that??!! Great idea, I may use it myself.
by KareBear
Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I made a fridge sign
Replies: 6
Views: 4195

LOVE IT!!!! I want one to.
by KareBear
Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

It's FRIDAY...so excited. Looking back over my very green week, and feeling pretty good. I would have liked to exercise more, but I did what I could and I have been fighting sleep depirvation. Last night I got home and had to run my boys to and fro. Got home and made dinner, which was Beef Enchilada...
by KareBear
Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: mamamia checking in
Replies: 21
Views: 9906

So here is my weird world. I LOVE to plan meals and I have always been very good at it. I go to the store, one a week and buy the ingredients for 4-5 meals. I cook them in whatever order I want to. So I always know what meals are coming up, but I'm not sure exactly when I will be making it. Here is ...
by KareBear
Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2196
Views: 1023144

So sorry for your loss. I know she will be missed and cherished very much in your heart.
by KareBear
Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ******JUNE CHALLENGE*****
Replies: 18
Views: 12238

It's already THURSDAY.....WE ARE ALMOST TO ANOTHER WEEKEND. Everyone is doing great.

Shout out to nosnos for going to a restaurant and NOT eating...GREAT JOB.
by KareBear
Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 116696

Way to go Sue!!! You are having a fun social week that is surrounded by friends and food and you are staying in control. What a great example of how we can take good care of ourselves and that does not mean denying ourselves OR over-indulging. Such a balance act, but your last few days are really a ...
by KareBear
Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Hi Pangelsue2! Not sure about the relaxing part, but it will be easier with the kids home. A little less stress anyway. Of course, now they will be bored :). It happened again today. I brought my lunch to work, some potatoes and Wheat Thins (weird combo huh?). Anyway, heated up my potatoes as that w...
by KareBear
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ******JUNE CHALLENGE*****
Replies: 18
Views: 12238

Sure NosNos. Join on it. We are all here for each other!!!
by KareBear
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Thanks guys!! I feel like I am doing A LOT better with the eating. I only had one fail last week and my weekend was pretty mild. Sunday was a little snacky but, it was all social situations (not me in front of the TV with a pint of ice cream). I was thinking of trying to exercise more this week, but...
by KareBear
Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ******JUNE CHALLENGE*****
Replies: 18
Views: 12238

I am motivated by how well everyone is doing....Enjoy your weekend.
by KareBear
Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Yesterday was good. I stayed on track and today has been good to. However, I do feel bad about not exercising more this week. I have so not been in the mood! I may go for a walk tonight, well see. All in all, it's been a good week. I only had one day that was off track and like I said, I did not man...
by KareBear
Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

I really appreciate all the kind words and encouragement. :) Although, yesterday I had a FAIL . I was not off the hook with my mistake, but I think I just started to feel very overwhelmed by my life right now and kinda out of control....and a few pieces of licorice here and a bite size butterfinger ...
by KareBear
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 116696

Yay for you!!! All that insight is so good. I think, as we get older, it almost seems to be harder to take long hard looks at ourselves. To be conscious of our downfalls, BUT not dwell on them. I think the steps you are taking are STRONG ones. I was looking through my garage yesterday and found a bu...
by KareBear
Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Thanks so much Sophia. Being tired is not my strong suite and yet, when you have kids, it seems like you are ALWAYS tired for one reason or another. This week, so far has gone well. I have found places to exercise the last two days, knowing my nights were going to be busy and I needed to get it in. ...
by KareBear
Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ******JUNE CHALLENGE*****
Replies: 18
Views: 12238

NICE JOB NO S'ers!!!

Welcome to HUMP DAY!!!! Keep up the good work.
by KareBear
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 116696

I tell ya, it's that inner dialog that kills us. We can talk ourselves in and out of anything, and usually, to our detriment. Those are some good conclusions you are coming to though. Maybe we are all finally becoming adults..... :)
by KareBear
Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Monday: Ugh...that is how I feel today. I wanted to get up and run this morning before work, even set my alarm, but alas, my 10 yr. old had a really hard time sleeping last night. He could not fall asleep until around 11 and then was up from 2:30 until around 4:00. So needless to say, I was not abou...
by KareBear
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thought I'd finally introduce myself
Replies: 6
Views: 3138

Wow Nicki, I could have written your post word for word. Except for the 4 kids part, I only have 2. But everything else is exactly what I have experienced and feel. Some times I pray to see myself the way my husband does, I would be so happy and gone would be the mean conversations I have with mysel...
by KareBear
Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sienna's Daily Check In
Replies: 131
Views: 49478

Ama-za-zing. You inspire us all.
by KareBear
Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

So glad that it's the weekend and Friday was Successful. When I look back at the May Challenge I did, I am pretty proud of the overall success. My June did not start off the best, but I will get it under control and my failures were certainly not huge. Today I am going to enjoy my run and do some ya...
by KareBear
Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 2
Views: 2151

Well said GK. It really is such a waste of time and energy..obsessing and hating the one body we have. There are people all over the world, losing loved ones, losing their health, their homes and so on. Maybe we should have a place for that on our Habit cal called "Today, I kept perspective. Today, ...
by KareBear
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Sophiasapientia's "During" Story
Replies: 13
Views: 13160

Thanks so much for sharing your journey with us! So inspiring. I am 5'1 and over 40, but usually I am pretty active. I LOVE to exercise. I too, am doing straight Vanilla No S with unrestricted weekends. Saturdays especailly, I don't eat 3 meals so I really enjoy the freedom of having mini meals thro...
by KareBear
Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's new check in
Replies: 317
Views: 107904

Good luck on your travels and HAVE FUN. You sure deserve it after all your hard work. We will be here when you get back!!!
:lol:
by KareBear
Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk check-in
Replies: 117
Views: 41496

I love reading your posts gk. They are so honest and I bet you dont realize that there are so many people who feel EXACTLY like you do! I have diet temper tantrums all the time. But I, like you are committed to stay the course because this feels a lot better than anything else! Hang in there. Tomorr...
by KareBear
Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ******JUNE CHALLENGE*****
Replies: 18
Views: 12238

VANILLA NO S WITH 5 DAYS OF EXERCISE: June 1: Failure June 2: Failure...not starting off too strong, but tomorrow will be better June 3: SUCCESS - Lots of drama today, but I stayed on track June 4: S day / 1 Hour run/Yard work June 5: Sday June 6: SUCCESS / No exercise today, dang it. Just too darn...
by KareBear
Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ******JUNE CHALLENGE*****
Replies: 18
Views: 12238

******JUNE CHALLENGE*****

I know that renee usually does this so I sure hope I am not stepping on any toes...but after two days of fails, I need the accountability. I know, I know, I can do the daily check ins and HabitCal, both of which I do, but there is something about a group of us, all posting our success and failures. ...
by KareBear
Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Thursday: Well, yesterday was a FAILURE. I did not enjoy the lunch I bought and there were these huge cookies all over the office. Totally broke down and had one. Then I got home late and had 2 pieces of candy. Oh well, today is a new day. For now, at least I am going to start making a lunch that I ...
by KareBear
Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 116696

You are doing REALLY WELL, in spite of the constant stressors. I think it truly helps to stay in control even though, when we are stressed out our mind tells us to get "out of control" with our eating. As if that makes us feel any better!!??? Anyway, just wanted to say Hi, and encourage you. Have a ...
by KareBear
Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Thanks Pangelsue! One day at a time right? :lol:
by KareBear
Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Hello all, I had a great holiday weekend but must admit that I am feeling a little fluffy this week. HOWEVER, I will not weigh myself until Saturday and I keep reminding myself how much better, overall, I am doing. So there you go. Tuesday was a SUCCESS and it does help to be busy. I have a graduati...
by KareBear
Sat May 28, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello, new here!
Replies: 13
Views: 6139

WELCOME 8) I have done WW, I think like 5 times. I can usually loose the weight, but it always comes back!!! Plus, it does nothing to help my obsessive thoughts regarding food and me. Quite the opposite with No S. No worrying about food. Get to have my weekends. AND the bonus of; all this support fo...
by KareBear
Sat May 28, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

FRIDAY: Well this day was a little weird. First let me list my meals B: Oatmeal/banana/cup of skim milk L: PB & J with Chips/Applesauce D: Cereal and wheat thins I was contemplating making today a failure because I had some wheat thins after my cereal but I did not have that many and I know the cere...
by KareBear
Thu May 26, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

THURSDAY: Well this morning I got my exercise in. I started out going for a run, but 25 minutes in I was just not feeling it. So I walked the rest of the route. Overall, about 1 hour of cardio so that is good. Yesterday was SUCCESSFUL. I did feel the need to snack during my working ours. I was so ti...
by KareBear
Thu May 26, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's second year of No S
Replies: 87
Views: 39975

Oh my gosh, I loved the saying "Then I wrecked the car". Made me smile for a while just thinking of the phrase. Although, I am sorry that you had a rough day. Your weight seems to be at a pretty healthy place though, so that's good. Regarding the school; maybe it's a universal thing. It just seems l...
by KareBear
Thu May 26, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting tomorrow May 26th
Replies: 6
Views: 3192

Vanilla No S is just following the basic rules of No S, without adding or taking anything away. I think there is a post it on the main page of terms that may be helpful to look at.

Good luck and you are certainly in the right place.
by KareBear
Wed May 25, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's second year of No S
Replies: 87
Views: 39975

What is "compulsory school". What age does it go up to? Sounds so interesting. I love looking at how other countries educate. I am not so sure we are doing such a good job over here. Okay, I should clarify: Things are not going well in Eugene Oregon. Schools are closing, teachers are being laid off,...
by KareBear
Wed May 25, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Wednesday: It's raining...bummer. I even set my alarm for 5 am to go for a run before work. But I don't run in the rain if I don't have to. It is not nearly as much fun. So I will try again for tomorrow on the old exercise. Here were my meals for Tuesday: B: English Muffin/Banana/1 cup of skim milk ...
by KareBear
Wed May 25, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SkyKittys Check in
Replies: 125
Views: 46068

Good Luck SkyKitty. I know you can do it!!!!
by KareBear
Wed May 25, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: vent (long)
Replies: 12
Views: 5827

I am glad you posted! This is certainly where you need to be! I am 41 years old and seriously, have been obsessed with food/weight for the past 30 years. Enough already! We only get one time around, and I am tired of spending it worrying about what I am eating and how I look. When I follow No S, it ...
by KareBear
Wed May 25, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

No worries about butting in! I appreciate all the advise/support I can get. I am in over my head (that is how I feel) and am just going day to day. I will definitely look into those books. I have read a few that have been helpful in helping me understand a little more about what his processing is li...
by KareBear
Tue May 24, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Tuesday: Day 11 of total compliance. SO EXCITED and PROUD of me!!! Okay, so yesterday was another stressful day mixed with some good things. First of all my meals looked like this: B: English Muffin/Banana/1 cup of skim milk L: Baja Fresh: 1/4th of a Burrito and some chips with quac. D: Cereal Okay ...
by KareBear
Tue May 24, 2011 2:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 116696

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! Your post was so encouraging. I have been dealing with a lot of issues lately BUT it really helps that I am staying on track with my eating. I am not sure if I have lost any weight but the fact that I am not stuffing my feelings and totally bingeing is so HUGE for m...
by KareBear
Mon May 23, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Monday; well, at least in regards to the No S lifestyle, I really like Mondays. I am ready to get back on track and tackle the week. Today should be somewhat busy, wish various errands and I am not sure what l will eat. B: English Muffin with Banana and 1 cup of skim milk....very satisfying. L: D: E...
by KareBear
Mon May 23, 2011 5:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: **Shamrockmommy's Sane and Logical**
Replies: 3
Views: 2567

I know how you feel, this is like my 20th attempt. I am just completing my 2nd week and I really do feel so much better, just about me in general. Hang in there Tiffani, you can do this. Keep it simple cuz if you are anything like me, after a little while on No S, you start to think things are movin...
by KareBear
Sun May 22, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: obesity map; may be a repeat?
Replies: 9
Views: 5166

That is so sad! I have been on the diet industry bandwagon for so long and I can tell you that for most of us...it only makes us worse. Thank goodness for No S.
by KareBear
Sat May 21, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * * May challenge * * * *
Replies: 27
Views: 10346

LOOK HOW GOOD WE ARE DOING!!!!!

Keep up the good work!


8)
by KareBear
Sat May 21, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Woo Hoo, it's Saturday. I was not sure how I would make it until Saturday but I did and it feels really good!! So this morning I have had a few snacks but have not gotten really hungry yet. I usually run on Saturdays but you know, I really don't feel like it. I am totally enjoying my time alone. Hus...
by KareBear
Fri May 20, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom's Journey
Replies: 485
Views: 180998

Thanks for stopping by and for the encouragement tobiasmom. I feel better after counseling. At least he gave me some direction into how to help my son and some other things to be on the look out for. Overall, today has been a good day AND, I just got called to go to a job interview this afternoon fo...
by KareBear
Fri May 20, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

So happy it's Friday. My life is pretty stressed out right now. I was laid off a month ago and I am starting to get worried about $$$. With my sons recent diagnosis of depression and me with no way to help him....I am waking up at night and laying there with worry. Praying does help and I know, deep...
by KareBear
Fri May 20, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom's Journey
Replies: 485
Views: 180998

WOW. ..you are doing so great. Doesn't it feel good to look back over the last few months and see that you have lost 9.4 pounds? I think that is amazing. More than that, you stuck with it when things looked bleak. That in itself is HUGE. Keep it up and keep posting. You are an encouragement to a lo...
by KareBear
Thu May 19, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Wow, I cannot believe that it's Thursday already. So far this week has been really good. The one thing I have not done too much of is exercise, but again, I am just trying to get the food thing down and exercise only if I really want to. So, I kind of had a busy day yesterday as I worked a little in...
by KareBear
Wed May 18, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

All in all, Tuesday was a good day. Started out stressful and ended up chill. B: Bagel with cup of skim milk L: Taco Bell 2 Tacos and Nachos D: PB & J with Chips No exercise and I was feeling bad about that. However, I just have to remind myself that I will not put guilt on myself for anything. I di...
by KareBear
Tue May 17, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

So far so good this week. Feeling better and better about ME! :)

So here was how yesterday ended up:

B: Bagel and 1 cup of skim milk
L: PB & J with BBQ Chips
D: Cereal

1 Hour of exercise

SUCCESS
by KareBear
Sat May 14, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Today started out well..but ended up as a failure. I had to my oldest son to a therapy session today. It was much needed and I am glad that we went, BUT, my son does have clinical depression so that, ironically, has made me depressed as well. Mostly, I just want to find out how to help him. I think ...
by KareBear
Fri May 13, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This is how it feels to be free!
Replies: 6
Views: 2992

Free at last

I know exactly how you feel. I have been dieting since I was 11. That was when I started WW. Which lead me to an eating disorder in high school and then so many diets and cycles of start and fail. I want to be free of the constant self loathing when I attempt and fail yet another diet. Additionally,...
by KareBear
Thu May 12, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Who Me? Checking In!
Replies: 549
Views: 222043

Hang in there with the cold and kitty. Hopefully, by Monday you will feel back to your old self. Looks like you are right on track with your eating to. Way to go. Thanks for your encouragement earlier!
by KareBear
Thu May 12, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: anniej's check in
Replies: 28
Views: 11096

Welcome to No S, AnnieJ. I think the support here is amazing and I really like to plan as it helps me not obsess about food and my weight all the time. Life is more of a challenge when you have small children and more so if you stay home with them. One of the hardest jobs out there. You sound like y...
by KareBear
Thu May 12, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Thanks for the support....it really helps in my overall attitude. I certainly have mentioned the idea of home school. When he was younger, he used to beg me to home school. Now that he is older and has lots of friends, he is not such a fan. The good thing is we found this great Charter School for ne...
by KareBear
Thu May 12, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Here is how my Wednesday looked: Breakfast: Bowl of cereal Did about an hour of yard work and then ran some errands Lunch: PB & J with some BBQ chips Walked to the bus stop to pick up my youngest son. Dinner: Nachos I really struggles yesterday with what to have for dinner. Nothing really sounded go...
by KareBear
Wed May 11, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 116696

I agree with Who Me?. There is no way you can take care of others if you have not first taken care of yourself. You sound like a very caring Mother and as a daughter myself, what I need most is an ear to listen to me with unconditional support and arms to hug me. You are very important to your famil...
by KareBear
Wed May 11, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * * May challenge * * * *
Replies: 27
Views: 10346

I'm in too. I thought I might sit this one out, since I just came back on Monday but I think it would be good for me to have the daily check in My goal is Vanilla NO S for 21 days (rest of the month) No mods. May 9: Success 1 hour run/walk May 10: Success 1 hour walk May 11: Success/ Yard work for 1...
by KareBear
Tue May 10, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pangelsue's check in (back to try again)
Replies: 287
Views: 116696

Welcome back! Progress not perfection right? I am right there with you on the back again wagon. Lets stick together and make these habits stick! :D
by KareBear
Tue May 10, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Who Me? Checking In!
Replies: 549
Views: 222043

Thanks for the support

Who me? I really appreciate you stopping by my post and sending me the encouragement. What a difference it makes in my attitude. I hope you feel better soon.

Loved the picture of SMOG. Hope the kitty gets better soon.
by KareBear
Tue May 10, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Thanks

Wow, so nice to hear from you Tobiasmom. I was reading through your check ins and it was so nice to read your story. Very inspiring! Where in Texas do you live? We lived in Harlingen Texas for 6 years...very HOT! Anyway, thanks for the support. Would love to stay in contact for support. So far, toda...
by KareBear
Tue May 10, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Starting Again

I am on day 2, of my, 20th attempt. I going to go very slow this time, just try to get the habit down and go from there. I would really like to loose the relationship I have with food altogether. I know this is the only plan that will help me do that. So, Vanilla No S. I am not worrying about exerci...
by KareBear
Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: okay the rest of October is vanilla no s, anyone with me?
Replies: 14
Views: 5519

I AM IN..... VANILLA NO S with exercise Monday - Saturday 11: SUCCESS plus 1 hour of cardio 12: SUCCESS but no exercise....too tired 13: SUCCESS plus an hour of cardio 14: FAIL : I totally know that when I am PMS'd and there is choc. around, that I will probably eat it....dang it. 15: FAILURE ALSO ...
by KareBear
Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk about some of the other diets you've tried
Replies: 11
Views: 4673

I feel like I have tried them all.... Weight Watchers...I started W.W. when I was 11 and I think I rejoined like 4 times. Each time I lost weight and each time I gained it all back. Of course, throw in a few pregnancies and there you are. Jenny Craig: SUPER EXPENSIVE and it works, however, you are n...
by KareBear
Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

All in all, my weekend was not bad at all. Of course I was sick to my stomach most of it, so I know I did not go too crazy. Sunday was my sons 14th birthday and so we went to PF Changs for dinner. Food was very good but I did not eat too much. Then we went to Ben & Jerrys for ice cream. My cone was ...
by KareBear
Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

I have decided to weigh in on Friday mornings. This will help me stay accountable on weekends, and not go too crazy. Thursday was a success for me and I even went running after work. I had a late dinner and I was not that hungry so I did not eat that much. Friday, because we had a double date, dinne...
by KareBear
Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

TUESDAY: 9/28 SUCCESS My eating was good and I was still sore from my work out on Monday so I did not do any exercise. WEDNESDAY: 9/29 SUCCESS I had a Slimfast bar & milk for breakfast. Lunch: PB & J and some chips Dinner: French Fries from McDonalds and some Milk Exercise: 1 Hour run/walk I am feel...
by KareBear
Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

MONDAY: SUCCESS Ended up not having breakfast. After my glass of milk I was not hungry and I just got busy. Lunch I had terriaki chicken with rice and it was really good. Then I went to the gym for a lifting class which kicked my butt. For dinner I had a friend over and we had the Texas Toast sandwi...
by KareBear
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Monday: Glad to see it. Weekend felt medium out of control. Well, not Saturday too much, but certainly yesterday. I did quite a bit of walking so I am not feeling too bad. For breakfast today I have a slimfast bar and some milk. I was not really hungry this morning so I felt this was a good choice f...
by KareBear
Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

FRIDAY!!!! Restarted AGAIN on Wednesday and have had a good 3 days, well actually 2. But I am looking forward to doing Vanilla NO S with no mods. I find that I start No S, and then add or take away a bunch of stuff and then I just stop because it gets too complicated. So easy Vanilla No S and exerci...
by KareBear
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Start over, time number......don't even know. Today was good. Except for the fact that I did not exercise. I am so PMS'd and tired. I know I am running tomorrow and then walking with a different friend so no worries about the exercise. Doing good on that part. Food is a whole other issue. But today ...
by KareBear
Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Back again! Started, again on Monday and have had a really good week. Since what usually happens when I start No S is that I am really on track for a few weeks and then I start adding things in, or taking things away. Then I think I should do slimfast or some other "diet" that does not work. I tell ...
by KareBear
Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Daily Check in.
Replies: 113
Views: 55671

Officially on again. I did not stray too far but was trying other things which I cannot stick to long term. Of course I know this in my heart. My mind plays games and I play right along. I am slowly working towards a more positive self image, regardless of what I weigh. I have a wonderful family, go...