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by pinkhippie
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Thanks Soprano!

Doing good so far... It's only Tuesday but I have to take the little victories right? :)
by pinkhippie
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

It's been a long time since I have been here. I gave up on any kind of eating pattern that had hours between eating because of my dizziness. However, last fall I discovered the weirdest thing! I was getting dizzy not due to lack of food but because of my EYES! I have worn glasses to drive for years....
by pinkhippie
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Just a quick check in! I have been faithfully adhering to no snacks, mostly no seconds, and eating only 3 times a day with a small desert after dinner. I was feeling discouraged a bit about my progress until I realized that I have lost about fourish pounds and that was only about a month ago that I ...
by pinkhippie
Sat May 26, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Welcome back, pinkhippie, and thanks for the shout-out! :) I hope you find my NoS approach works for you. I can still, after over two years, vouch for its effectiveness, simplicity, and ease of fitting into modern life. Just a heads up: depending on what past posts of mine you were reading, I no lo...
by pinkhippie
Sat May 26, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Ooooh, its been a while! I love how when you go for a long time without posting, things are completely different. so, to quickly recap. My husband graduated school and found a job in about 2 months. In the meantime, during his last semester of school, I started a job teaching physical fitness to pre...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is there any hope left? Eating disorder
Replies: 32
Views: 13914

Would like to ask for advice plz- For those who know about me and my erratic eating. Im feeling much better and the binges have refuced significantly since following vanilla nos s. I know its only been a few days. Should i start getting weighed or should i monitor my progress by looking at how many...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Babybirds check in
Replies: 61
Views: 19259

Im a few days in sticking to vanilla No s. Y did my brain ever tempt me back to diet mentaility/ meal replacements etc. .... i know because i became impatient and wanted instant weight loss. I completely forgot how much more relaxed i feel about food when sticking to 3 meals a day. Its much easier ...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

So, been struggling a bit for 2 reasons. First is I have started running outside a few times a week in the morning but I wasn't eating a bigger breakfast to accommodate it and was spending all day feeling very hungry and unhappy. By the time I reached dinner it was hard not to just want to keep eati...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is there any hope left? Eating disorder
Replies: 32
Views: 13914

Baby bird. I can really relate to your post. I also have a narcissistic mother with a host of other mental issues, including an eating disorder. And I also have a wonderful supportive family now with my husband and my kids. I have done a lot of work there and I am still amazed to this day how such a...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hii everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 2819

Welcome!
by pinkhippie
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 138878

Oolala, I really need that book too. I work on doing that with my teenage daughter and it is tough! Merry, I know what you mean about "because I said so" not really flying anymore. They really are becoming their own people, and it is hard to let go. Congratulations on your daughters graduation and y...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Thank you for your kind words Merry. Yes, he is aware, it was something I realized was happening probably about 9 years ago, and we talked about it, and he has been working on it, but it seems sometimes like if there is any stress going on at all, he can't control it. He does try really hard and he ...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

All the talk of emotional eating in the thread in general discussion has clued me in a bit. Every night this week has been so hard not to eat! Previously it was easy, almost effortless. Well, as I once again grapple with the eating urges that shoot across me like little electric shocks, I realize th...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is there any hope left? Eating disorder
Replies: 32
Views: 13914

I love the concept of eating only from hunger, but it isn't how traditional cultures manage food. I only say it because it can become the new guilt trip and also be anxiety-provoking because the body may not be hungry but a part of ourselves is wondering when that next meal is coming. I for one can...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is there any hope left? Eating disorder
Replies: 32
Views: 13914

In a crazy chaotic family where I was the main caregiver to 3 kids, gulping Oreos secretly in the pantry while I was making dinner was my idea of self care. So, I started taking care of myself in other ways, making myself and my feelings a priority. Your whole post resonated with me in several ways...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is there any hope left? Eating disorder
Replies: 32
Views: 13914

That was terrific! I have to add that for me, after awhile, emotions were not the only reason I ate compulsively. It may have been at one time, say, at a certain time of day, but then it just started being a habit to do it then, even if there was nothing going on. Then the qualities of the hyperpal...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is there any hope left? Eating disorder
Replies: 32
Views: 13914

Hi babybird! This is going to be very long... and as you can see, everyone has different ways of dealing with this issue. These are just my experiences. I feel like the end result is the same though, forming new habits and new pathways in the brain. So, I have struggled with emotional eating my whol...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Thank you Merry! I really appreciate the words of support. Nighttime eating has always been my hardest obstacle. I struggled with it again tonight. Last night after dinner my husband asked me to make blueberry muffins as he had been craving them. I found a new recipe and decided to make it a red day...
by pinkhippie
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Thank you Kaalii! Thanks you lpearlmom! This has been such a long journey for me, it feels good that all my work over the years seems to be coming together. I really hope it stays. I know how this goes so often, two steps forward and one step back. I still feel pretty good. I was thinking yesterday ...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Thank you so much for your support Merry! I hope I continue on this path. I think my years of practicing intuitive eating and working on my emotional eating plus self care has really made a difference for me this time around. I really like the concept of listening to your body within the supportive ...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 156083

Bluebell, yum! That sounds delicious! I have to say frozen veggies really changed the game for me. I only go grocery shopping once a week and our produce section in our fridge is not THAT big. So many of veggies used to go bad until I discovered the wonderful world of frozen. Actually I think it was...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 156083

Sounds like you are doing good on the exercise! That is great! I got in the veggie habit a while back and it really has made a difference. I will usually roast some broccoli or make a salad to go with pizza or chicken that we get out and bring home. I discovered that vegetables fill me up more and m...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 175452

I am sorry you are having such a tough time. :( I think venting is also really important, don't feel you have to be positive all the time. It's important that we feel and acknowledge all our feelings, not just the positive ones. So, please vent away any time you feel like it, as Elyssa said, this is...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Well got through all the holidays. I have kind of been no sing in a more loose way, or maybe with a mod, I am not sure. On S days I have been only eating 3 meals a day and no seconds. The only difference is that maybe we go out to eat, or maybe I get a dessert with my meal once or twice a day. I lik...
by pinkhippie
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Today was my last day at work for a while. Six weeks!! It was a weird day meal wise because I had a gap of about 7.5 hours between meals, so I ate breakfast, and then took a snack to work. I ate that around 230ish and then came home to a very small dinner around 5ish. But about 3 hours after I ate d...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Skycat's daily check-in
Replies: 153
Views: 48104

That is so cool that you are acting in a play! I used to be very into theater and acting in my younger days. I like your way of posting your S day treats on S days. I might start doing something similar, just to have a visual representation of what I actually do on S days, might help keep them from ...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 175452

Congratulations on the new job ( or more job) That is so amazing and impressive how many languages you know. That is so cool!
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Yesterday I ate only saltines and some rice. I went to work and snapped at my manager because my head was so fuzzy and she was being very in my face about training some new staff. ( I am a trainer. ) I did smooth things over with her later and let her know I was recovering from stomach flu but that ...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 156083

Sure! I hope something I said helps. I just know that your expression of feelings about exercise pretty much mirrored my own a few months ago and I always felt so frustrated by my "exercise block" as I called it. Honestly it has also been helpful that my husband has jumped on the exercise wagon as w...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 156083

Hi Bluebell! Your post about exercise really resonated with me. I have always had that exact same issue with exercise and had a really hard time fitting it in or staying committed. About 2 months ago I started exercising about 3 times a week AGAIN but this time I have managed to keep it up. I have d...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Thank you Skycat! I was happy about that too. Back in the day before I had kids and a weight issue, I often ate only about twice a day and was happy with it. It would be nice to maybe get back to that on a more regular basis. So, I got struck down with stomach flu on Sunday night. ugghhhh. Yesterday...
by pinkhippie
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

So, today was a glorious S day! Went out for brunch so didn't eat until 11 30. I was hungry by then but felt totally fine. No lightheadedness at all. I also only had decaf coffee but I was surprised. I didn't get hungry or lightheaded until about 4 30. And I wasn't that light headed. I am wondering ...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Been breaking my meals into two ( so six small meals) and eating about every two hours the past few days. It seems to be working pretty well. I have definitely felt better in the past couple of days. I also am slowly weaning myself off my morning caffeine as I have read that it can exacerbate things...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Thank you for the input Merry! Yes it seems to match the symptoms for what I have. I think I will try the 6 very small meals. Maybe if its intentional eating and not random snacking it will still follow the no s spirit? I will definitely find a Dr if this continues. I keep losing my pcp as they keep...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Another green day. I have been researching blood sugar all day and trying to tweak my plate content as a result. Eventually that milk did make me feel completely better and I was able to wait until 4 hours after breakfast to eat, and I was genuinely hungry. That felt really good because lately my st...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

I ended up going with the option to split my dinner meal in half. I was glad I chose that as work was completely insane and very active last night and coming home to a small meal felt very good. I am still having the dizzy problem and I am really annoyed by it. I guess I need to wean myself off caff...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 138878

Congratulations on your scale milestone! I always find those so exciting too :)
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 175452

Kaalii, I am sorry to see all that you have gone through lately. My husband hurt his psoas quite badly a few years ago and it was terrible. Luckily we have a friend who is a physiotherapist who was able to help. I love your list of gratitude. I used to do something similar in that I tried to list al...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Thank you Kaalii! I am glad to see you are still here as well! I had a beautiful green day yesterday. Now, to figure out what to do for today. I work from 5 to 10ish, won't be home until around 10 30, have to eat before I leave, which because of the commute means eating around 4ish. I really don't w...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Thank you Merry! I just remembered why I had stopped no S yet again. My work schedule got very tricky. 2 evenings a week and the rest daytime. It got so hard to keep to the 3 meal a day schedule when I had to leave for work at 3 and not get home until after 10. ( And I can't eat at work) The good ne...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

wow! I can't believe how long it has been since I have been here. I am not really sure of the order of events but after I stayed at 162/164 for a while with no S I decided to go back to calorie counting. I have gotten all the way down to 157 and I feel like I look a lot better. The problem is, is I ...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 122
Views: 48393

Thanks for stopping by (and for the kudos too! :)) pinkhippie! :) And I'm happy to report that my NoS mods have continued working beautifully! I'm now down to the 15-16% bodyfat range, have a solid 10-15 minute exercise routine in place, and enjoyed all the goodies the recent holidays had to offer....
by pinkhippie
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 122
Views: 48393

Another NoS practice I don't utilize is the "Green" or "Red" days. I find the success/fail mindset when it comes to eating to be very counterproductive for me in the long run. Instead of rating my eating as a success or failure, I simply make adjustments to match my goals. It's simple, and doesn't ...
by pinkhippie
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 175452

it is called école à journée continue or tageschule... it is like a daycare for primary school children (in ch this is from 4-12yo)... a program almost every primary school in switzerland has, but not obligatory and paid (yes, even though it is part of the public school system it is not free)... th...
by pinkhippie
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 175452

Sounds like a great weekend!

Good job resisting the cupcakes! What is your work if you don't mind me asking?
by pinkhippie
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

So the pattern I notice for my S weekends seems to be so far, the first S day I actually dont really want sugar and sweet stuff that much but I have it because I can. I don't really have that much. The second day I really really want sugary stuff and start to crave it. I want it and eat way more of ...
by pinkhippie
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Maggie Mae's daily check in
Replies: 292
Views: 111268

MaggieMae wrote:Thanks for the encouragement, everyone! This board is so friendly and helpful! Pinkhippie, I am so happy that my tip about the veggie steamers was helpful! That truly made my day! :D
Yay! :) I am glad.
by pinkhippie
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Maggie Mae's daily check in
Replies: 292
Views: 111268

I know what you are saying about the S day wildness. Halloween candy. Sigh... But, I think the S days make it even more important to make Monday a green day. I think it really helps to begin to establish the habit if you can do it on Monday. For me, Monday is the hardest day but then each day is eas...
by pinkhippie
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Maggie Mae's daily check in
Replies: 292
Views: 111268

One year ago today I started NO S. Did great through the holidays and early spring, but somewhere along the way kept straying from one diet to another. Today was a green day. I'm going to try to and stick with it. Hopefully, it will keep me from going crazy during the holidays. It was harder today ...
by pinkhippie
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Yesterday was also a green day! Tomorrow is an S day and boy am I looking forward to it! I notice as the days go by it becomes easier to stay on habit and so although I look forward to my S days, Im also nervous about them. It has become easier now and I don't want to de rail myself. I have pondered...
by pinkhippie
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 175452

Congratulations on your 21 green days! Good luck with your concert organizing! I used to do stuff like that (overnight music festivals) and it is a LOT of work! Remember to take care of yourself. :)
by pinkhippie
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Restarted No S the day after Halloween - not doing well
Replies: 12
Views: 5408

I will preface this by saying I tried to make sweets okay in daily life for 30+years, having been exposed to the IE strategy way back in the late 70's. It did "work" for a few brief bouts, but it usually eventually led to serious relapses. I ended up 40 lbs. heavier by the time I committed to No S ...
by pinkhippie
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Restarted No S the day after Halloween - not doing well
Replies: 12
Views: 5408

Could it help to maybe bring a small container in and select a few of those treats to take home for the weekend? Maybe not so much with the Halloween candy right now, but later with cookies and brownies and other things like that, it might be helpful to know that you can have them, but at a time wh...
by pinkhippie
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 175452

I looked into 5rythms and its not even offered in our state. :( But, movement medicine has a book, a webinar and a CD so Im looking into that, it looks very cool! Thanks for the recommends. :)
by pinkhippie
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

So yesterday did end up being a green day. My toughest time is the hours between lunch and dinner. Its pretty easy to get used to not eating after dinner but between lunch and dinner is hard. I think its because I work part time and so have a different schedule 3 days of the week. Today I decided to...
by pinkhippie
Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 175452

I keep trying to do dancing as a work out but it doesn't seem to stick for me. I really need to be out among people and large sound systems to really feel it. :) Awesome Halloween you had! I hope mine next year is more sane. Congratulations on the green day! And thanks for the support over in my che...
by pinkhippie
Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Thanks Kaali! My husband is still grumpy but is eating going to make him happy? No. I have made it to the end of an N day and it is green! Woohoo! Sipping my tea a few hours after dinner and I have made it past the danger zone. The day after an S day is always the hardest to get back on track with h...
by pinkhippie
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Surrounded by Halloween candy today. My plan is that for every piece I want to eat I will put it in a bag and not bring that bag out until Saturday, my S day. I really do worry about the S days. I worry that they foster that desperate diet feeling like I have to eat it all now because I can't have i...
by pinkhippie
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

hah! famous last words. I actually FORGOT it was Halloween today. I probably should have made it an S day. I did great with 3 meals no seconds but then after dinner I made a cake with my girls, had a piece and and a handful of Halloween candy, plus a slice of my husbands pizza since all that sugar m...
by pinkhippie
Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 175452

I love dancing! Before kids my husband and I used to go out dancing a lot. Sounds like a good S weekend!
by pinkhippie
Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

The weekend was an S weekend. Handy because of all the Halloween events we had. I really didn't go too nuts, but my digestive system didn't like the fact that I didn't have as many veggies as normal or the fact that I had some candy bars I guess. I was really glad to get back to my N days today. I f...
by pinkhippie
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 175452

Looks like a great month!

My inner sloth wants to rule the day for sure! I do have an active job but I work only 3 days a week. At least its something! :)
by pinkhippie
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Yesterday even though it was day 2, I declared it an S day because my little brother was in town and we went out for a drink after dinner. I havent seen him in about a year and it will be another year before I see him, so I consider it special. I did stick to 3 meals, no snacks and no seconds, just ...
by pinkhippie
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 175452

Glad to see you are still here and doing so good!

I would really like to be as active as you are, it is great that you get so much activity. I am still pretty slothful at the moment.
by pinkhippie
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

yeeee!! glad to see you back, pinkhippie!!! (that was my fear, to somehow forget about noS during summer) the fact you are back reassures me somehow... :D Thank you for the welcome back! :) Summer was definitely a bit of a challenge and we had a lot of vacation eating. I realized though that I stop...
by pinkhippie
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Well, I've been and gone and am coming back again.
Replies: 7
Views: 4516

First, I recommend you post to this thread: https://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=10878 Weight loss is not the only reason to try to bring some order to eating. IMHO, it's not the best one at all. In fact, it's very low on the totem pole. Losing weight alone has rarely led anyone to eat be...
by pinkhippie
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

So, I can't remember why at all but I guess I stopped doing no s. I really can't remember why. When I stopped I had gone from 173 to 167 in 5 weeks. So, I just can't imagine why I would stop. Maybe I hit a plateau and got discouraged. Historically I tend to hit those around 167/168 and 160/161 pound...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

I just realized that somehow, its been about 5 weeks since I started NO S. I don't even know how that is possible. It doesn't feel like that long. I also had all green days so far. It really hasn't felt that hard, except for a few days. Today was one of them. I had a midterm this morning so I ate br...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

oh, i hope not, too... but even to have a setback is not the end of the world... i mean, this work on emotional eating done right now will always stay with you as experience to draw back on, come back to and develop it further... :) That is very true. What a good way to look at it. I will have to t...
by pinkhippie
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

wow! so great to read that pinkhippie!! you are doing it really well!! :) Thanks Kaali! It is weird how easy and almost effortless it has been this time around. I could never stick to no snacks and desserts when I did this before. All i can imagine is that I have done so much work with the intuitiv...
by pinkhippie
Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

I had to feel it on Monday because I can't really bury my emotions in food on N days. Then I remembered that something had upset me on Sunday afternoon and I just kind of brushed it off and ate and ate and ate without any conscious realization that the two were connected. I felt/feel very grateful ...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar check in Vanilla No S
Replies: 137
Views: 42337

Hi Cedar! I tried the mod you are implementing many years ago but I wasn't at the point where I could eliminate snacks yet so it didn't end up working for me. Sounds like you are doing great! I wonder about setpoint as well. I spent most of my life in the low to med 150's, sometimes dipping into the...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are There Any Intermittent Fast Survivors Here?
Replies: 36
Views: 16878

I think I naturally tend to eat a somewhat IF eating window lifestyle, especially with No S. I have never been a breakfast eater. ( Except when pregnant or nursing) I was raised that way by hippie parents. We did not eat breakfast. So, with No S, and my work schedule I typically don't eat breakfast,...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

I went a little nuts on my second S day and went to bed with a hurting tummy. I just felt like I couldn't stop eating even though I wasn't hungry. The next day, Monday, I didn't eat anything til noon because i was still so full. I also realized I was very depressed and sad all Monday. At first I tho...
by pinkhippie
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 138878

Woot--glad you're continuing to do well. I find your slow weightloss and calmness about it, very inspiring. I need to get in that train. I was thinking about this--I think one of the things that helped me was just thinking that if I lost 20 lbs. for the year instead of gaining 5-10, that would be a...
by pinkhippie
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Maggie Mae's daily check in
Replies: 292
Views: 111268

Im so sorry about your friends. :(

Im glad the mod is working for you. I hope you have been enjoying your S day!
by pinkhippie
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 175452

Good for you with the green days! Friday's used to be very hard for me because it felt "weekendy" to me but it really wasn't. That is cool that you are doing the shovelglove. I am not doing that but I started strength training with weights a couple of weeks ago and I feel much better! I also agree i...
by pinkhippie
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Thank you Kaali and Merry! I did feel very proud of myself and I managed to keep the rest of my N days green with no problem. Lately what I have been doing is not having breakfast because I don't get hungry in the morning, but I have to eat lunch very early because of my job around 10 :30. THen I ea...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Hi Maggie! Thanks! I am totally going to have to try out the steamers. I think I always just look over them because they cost more, but the price is probably negligible and if I actually eat more vegetables than I would say its worth it. Thanks for the idea! Last night/yesterday was VERY VERY diffic...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 240
Views: 100092

Welcome back! Belated congrats on babies. I will write you separately over IE questions, as I don't want to hijack the thread. Glad to know you are finding a satisfying way to live a full life with and without food, as appropriate. Thank you for the welcome back and the babies congrats oolala! I lo...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 240
Views: 100092

I definitely qualify for this thread! I first joined the No S board back in 2010. I was nursing my second daughter and I think I wasn't able to stick with it because I was STARVING all the time. I managed to get down to about 10 pounds above what I wanted with calorie counting and then I got pregnan...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

SUnday, I decided to not have any sweets. I did allow myself a snack and seconds, but no sweets. I noticed it was VERY hard mentally to not have a sweet after dinner. I think its such a habit for me that even one day of going back to dessert after dinner made me want it again the next day. Today has...
by pinkhippie
Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Thank you Merry! It's funny but today I found myself naturally eating only breakfast, lunch and dinner. I feel like eating only 3 times a day has put me in touch with my hunger signals a lot more. I had a piece of chocolate after dinner and it felt weird. I think I have started to get out of the hab...
by pinkhippie
Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Thursday I didn't plan my dinner well and ate hardly anything so by 8 pm my stomach was growling up a storm and I felt extremely hungry. So, I had more dinner and then I felt satisfied. I didn't have any sweets or snacks, more like a second. Today was a success. I am really proud of myself, I have m...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Today was a success. I actually didn't have breakfast because I was so full from my memorial day feasting. I had a fairly small lunch and then when I got home from work 6 plus hours later I was starving! I had one plate of food plus my small bowl of cereal that I have been having along with dinner a...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

just a tip that i have read somewhere here for that delicious cake from your mother in law: some poeple on noS actually freeze a piece or two of the cake they really want to have... and then eat it on the weekend! like that it is not wasted and you do get to enjoy it... noS is really great in that ...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's 21 day challenge
Replies: 55
Views: 14271

ohh, thank you, pinkhippie! you did make me feel better, just nice to know someone about my age thinks about it, too, sometimes... when i had some extra weight, i thought that aged me, too... then i lost it and now i think the weight loss aged me... :lol: even though more fit and full of energy - i...
by pinkhippie
Tue May 31, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's 21 day challenge
Replies: 55
Views: 14271

Just wanted to pop over and say Hi and help you feel younger. :P I just turned 40 last month and it is tough. I also am a little overweight right now and I really feel like it ages me even though people usually think I'm younger than I am.

Congratulations on on achieving your 21 day goal!
by pinkhippie
Tue May 31, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

hey, welcome back! yes, hard to keep with intuitive eating while sugar, a very addictive substance, is all around us... noS seems better for it and giving sugar intake more control... im rather new here but nice to have you back! :) Hey thanks for the welcome! I definitely agree with you about suga...
by pinkhippie
Mon May 30, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

*blows dust off old thread* Well, here I am at 173 lbs. le sigh... Intuitive eating is not really working for me. Im going to try to recommit to No S. I have been doing No S since last Wednesday. Yesterday, ( Saturday) was an S day and I ate dessert after lunch and dinner and had pizza at about 10 p...
by pinkhippie
Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Another difficult dinner. I had this idea in my head of what dinner should be and my recipe didn't work out. So, it was not the amazing dinner I was hoping for. Typically this makes me indulge in a lot of desert after dinner because the food was so disappointing. This time, I did not. I didn't even ...
by pinkhippie
Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Well, Dinner was difficult. I was very aware as I was making dinner that I wasn't even thinking about dinner, I was thinking about dessert! I had a small ramiken of unsweetened applesauce on my plate as part of my dinner. For a minute I was thinking about blending some frozen blueberries to make sor...
by pinkhippie
Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 74
Views: 24881

Pinkhippies daily check in

Hello all. I remember I first tried NoS probably around 5 or so years ago. I think I was nursing my second baby at the time. Now I have had and finished nursing baby #3 and I am done with babies and ready to move on. I started at about 200 lbs, and I have used Intuitive eating with great success but...
by pinkhippie
Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: N-Day Drinks
Replies: 6
Views: 1799

I love celestial seasonings tea! I just tried wildberry zinger the other day but it was way too sweet for me. ( I don't like wine either...) I love the peach tea though and the lemon zinger. I just got a sample pack of the fruit zingers though and I have yet to try cherry, blueberry, and something e...
by pinkhippie
Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question for other moms who breastfed
Replies: 14
Views: 2644

Im breastfeeding currently and I am also one of those women who doesn't seem to lose weight while nursing. When I weaned my first the weight pretty much dropped off; however I had a LOT going on in my life and pretty much stopped eating out of sheer adrenaline for a while. So I can't count on that a...
by pinkhippie
Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Two blogs
Replies: 1
Views: 874

Interesting reading, thanks for posting the links. :)
by pinkhippie
Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S "mods" (add yours!)
Replies: 168
Views: 198486

I haven't been no s'ing for very long but one mod I quickly realized I have to make is in the morning. I am not hungry for food in the morning and I generally don't get hungry til around 11 am. At which point I have "brunch". But I am a nursing mom and I actually get lightheaded even though I don't ...
by pinkhippie
Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Danger Zone
Replies: 20
Views: 3794

I am new here but have been reading for a bit. For me the danger zones besides late at night are the hour before I go to pick my daughter up from school and when we get home before dinner. So for the past 2 weeks I have been using that hour to do all my active stuff. Dancing around the living room w...