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by pinkhippie
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4404
Views: 1916759

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Ahh parenting teens! Its funny how similar it can be sometimes. We have threatened to take the door off, but haven't actually done it yet. We have cleaned our teens room for her at least once. I remember my parents did that for me when I was in 8th grade and I was so upset and embarrassed! But my ro...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Any fellow vanilla NoSers?
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Any fellow vanilla NoSers?

I do pretty close to vanilla No S, except I don't beat myself up if I have a day that isn't green AND my S days typically still keep the structure of 3 meals and no snacks because I like being hungry for my meals. On S days I will have a dessert or two, or maybe donuts for breakfast instead of oatme...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you like to drink in between meals?
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: What do you like to drink in between meals?

I like tea with a very small amount of sugar or honey and if it is black tea, a little dollop of milk. Also, a glass of milk if I am really really hungry.
by pinkhippie
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
Views: 113553

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Hi auto, no I never have. It never occurred to me that anything could be wrong with me, I just always assume it stems from my weak/ badly treated ankles and knees. Next time I get my full physical with bloodwork, I will ask about that, thanks for the idea! I just keep going because I don't want to b...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 550
Views: 129900

Re: Alene's Check-in

Hi Alene, nice to hear an update! Yeah, I bet plies would be tough on the knees! I don't think I could do those right now! That pork sounds amazingly good! I am a huge believer in affirmations! I think that is a great idea. Let us know if you notice a difference or if it helps you. Hope your Monday ...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
Views: 113553

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Thanks Alene! I have definitely reached a level of peace that seemed completely out of reach only a few years ago. I was re-reading my journal from when I was 17- 19 years old. ( Always fun times. :D) And that was when my eating disorder really started. It made me sad to read how much I hated my bod...
by pinkhippie
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4404
Views: 1916759

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Oh interesting! That makes sense about the veneers. Sounds like you made a good decision!

Wow 17 K steps!? I am so impressed! I think I have done that exactly once since I started keeping track of my steps over 2 years ago.
by pinkhippie
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 21398

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Yes I used to do the same thing with waiting a little too long to eat meals, and then it felt like my stomach was a bottomless pit. Its good that you are aware of that and also aware that sometimes its just better to not white knuckle it and eat what you want/need. I really think that makes for a su...
by pinkhippie
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

Re: automated eating tracker

I am not a church girl but I do consider myself to be spiritual and I have recently renewed my focus on more of that because I feel like I lost some of it during the pandemic. I definitely don't want to be a bitter 40-something-year-old! I try to focus on the positive and be aware of the energy I am...
by pinkhippie
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
Views: 113553

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Jen yes it absolutely is a habit for me! That is why No S works so well for me as far as only having sugary stuff on the weekend. It is limited enough for it to not become a habit. Over the holidays it became a habit. It's amazing how quickly it CAN become a habit though! Auto, oh yeah bone broth, t...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4404
Views: 1916759

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Same here about those last 4 years Linda! Veneers sound interesting! You said you are getting permanent ones but they still have to be replaced every 10 - 20 years? A separate savings account sounds like a good way to have peace of mind about that. WOW! Rosebud pierced her own ears? Do kids still do...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 21398

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

auto its a Netflix Original. We are on episode 5 now!

Linda I plan to read the books after we finish this first season as well. I do like a good romance novel that is well written.

Jen hope you are doing well!
by pinkhippie
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Keep it Simple at 50
Replies: 58
Views: 3767

Re: April's Keep it Simple at 50

Oh perimenopause sleep issues are the worst! I know what you mean about bad sleep-inducing cravings and wanting to eat. We just got a new mattress and new sheets and that has actually helped me but that is just because our old mattress was very uncomfortable. ( you probably know this since you read ...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
Views: 113553

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Linda thanks, that is a good point. Kind of how our society is geared more for extroverts and recognizing extroverted accomplishments more often. I have never gone skiing before but my favorite part of any outdoor cold activity is coming back to a warm environment and curling up with something hot! ...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

Re: automated eating tracker

Its so tough with these school decisions! I am glad you can make the best one for your boys individually.

Yay for Flowerpups staples coming out!
by pinkhippie
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
Views: 113553

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Thanks Linda and Auto, I think I might truly just be a bit naturally lazy. I don't think anything is necessarily wrong with that as long as you fulfill your responsibilities. Im a great employee and I work hard at everything I do, but my favorite thing to do is just lounge around. You know there are...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 21398

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I am only on episode 2 of Bridgerton! I haven't seen the sex scenes yet. I mean there was that first one... but I haven't seen much yet. I am interested to see what everyone is talking about. That is sweet about your husband being your best friend. I feel the same way about my husband. The other day...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: O43 Check-in
Replies: 1017
Views: 801179

Re: O43 Check-in

Glad you came out of your side effects ok! Sounds like you felt pretty sick. Thanks for letting us know what it was like for you.

I agree! I can't do the militant food group cutting that some of these fierce advocates of diet dogma recommend. Just another reason I am so grateful for No S!
by pinkhippie
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

Re: automated eating tracker

It is pretty funny! Im so grateful for my dogs during this stressful time. They really add lightness and comfort and sometimes entertainment. :)

Hope you are having a good Monday!
by pinkhippie
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4404
Views: 1916759

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Ok, that is what I was thinking. It is sad that this issue has been politicized. If it makes you feel any better, it sounds like the research leans towards kids not spreading it in schools. Wow! That is really exciting to have sweetpea her housing already! That is great, is she excited to move out?
by pinkhippie
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4404
Views: 1916759

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Don't feel guilty about wanting to fix your gap! You get to decide how you want to look. If it bothers you, then I think its great that you are getting it fixed. That does sound so frustrating about the schools. Here in our district, they will only go remote if they don't have enough teachers or sub...
by pinkhippie
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

Re: automated eating tracker

Thanks auto! He is! I mean to my biased eye. He also is super snuggly. He loves to lay on the bed with me and rest his head on my stomach to sleep. Maybe I will post a picture of him on my thread. Yeah for a hiking partner... Bassets have great endurance but their sniffing is out of control! We have...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

Re: automated eating tracker

I am glad she is healing up! I don't understand dogs and their eating proclivities. Our basset loves to eat rocks. We do our best to keep him away from them but he actually digs them up! I have read how they contribute to bowel obstruction so we have to keep an eye on him.
by pinkhippie
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
Views: 113553

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Thanks Jen! That was me over Christmas as well. It is nice to realize that it's ok to let my inner guard down a little and allow myself to emotionally eat when I REALLY need it and be able to come back from that and go back to eating in a way that actually feels good and is sustainable. I'm pretty s...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 21398

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Sorry about your sons birthday dinner! That is a bummer, but such a positive way to look at things. The bad moments do make the good ones better! I know what you mean about getting bored with your plan. For me, I have discovered that any attempt to switch it up doesn't work and makes me more obsesse...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4404
Views: 1916759

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I am glad my post could help. It does seem like we are going through similar stuff. Sounds like a great idea for the community college. We have a great community college here and they are working on creating student housing in the near future which would be great! There can be a community college st...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

Re: automated eating tracker

Sounds like your energy dynamic might be similar to my husband and I's only Im the quiet one. :) Oh my goodness! I am so sorry you went through that! That is terrible. Also where did Flowerpup find a SKEWER? I am glad she ended up being ok, but OOF on the vet bill! That is rough. I am glad she is he...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
Views: 113553

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Thank you Linda! I appreciate that! I hope you are doing OK too. <3 Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't too difficult to choose not to eat between or after meals. One thing I did that was different than in the past was I made sure I ate plenty at each of my 3 meals so I didn't feel p...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 21398

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I relate to what you are saying here Jen. I feel like I have noticed that too. For example with the emotional eating I have struggled with, I chose not to use willpower, and I indulged myself for... probably about 5 days. And then, yesterday I was able to pretty easily choose not to emotionally eat....
by pinkhippie
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4404
Views: 1916759

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Right there with you about the events at our Capitol. So upsetting! I didn't realize there were so many from Arizona! The one I noticed was from Arkansas, not terribly far from my corner of Arkansas. I was also not surprised. Yeah, this thing with the kids and college and grades is tough! My senior ...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
Views: 113553

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Thanks Linda! Yeah she seems to already be moving on, thank goodness! I have had a heck of a time with emotional eating this week. I have gotten way too stressed and upset over the national events of last week and the fall out. I am going to try to get a handle on it, as I haven't done emotional eat...
by pinkhippie
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 21398

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

That is really great that you have noticed you feel more energetic after smaller meals and so have an internal motivation rather than an external one. Sounds like the milk duds idea is working great! I have pondered adding dark chocolate to my meals on a daily basis but I am still a little torn. Goo...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

Re: automated eating tracker

Im glad you are getting a chance to get away! It's kind of funny as I was just telling my husband yesterday about how overwhelming and intense he can be, and yes difficult to live with at times. Passionate people I think can be a bit intense to others. Is your husband more quiet and laid back? Anywa...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4404
Views: 1916759

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Snappy Hangry husbands are hard to deal with! Mine does the same thing sometimes. Honestly until he started drinking these hard core meal replacement shakes that have like 20 grams of protein, I used to deal with it a lot more. I am glad you are having a good time in Sedona! It sounds like a PERFECT...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

Re: automated eating tracker

My husband and I have constant conversations where we remind ourselves not to react to our teenager. I don't know how many times we have to also remind each other to not take her comments personally. It's hard but I remember when I was a teenager my parents didn't even seem like PEOPLE. It would hav...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 21398

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Oh man! Yes with everyone being home all the time, keeping the house clean feels like an impossible dream sometimes. Moody daughters are tough sometimes! I am glad you had a talk and resolved some things. That sounds like a great question to ask yourself "what will leave me feeling good?" such a nic...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: O43 Check-in
Replies: 1017
Views: 801179

Re: O43 Check-in

The Total Gym sounds nice! Good for you for working out with it and for sticking to 3 plates of food, especially the first week back after vacation! I know its always hard for me to get back into the taking care of myself swing after a long break.
by pinkhippie
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4404
Views: 1916759

Re: Linda's daily check-in

It does sound hard to have Rosebud going back to school in person, but I am glad she had a great day and that Doc is getting his second dose soon. Also, was it easier to have only one of the girls home or was it weird? I imagine it would be weird at first but maybe nice once you get used to it?
by pinkhippie
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
Views: 113553

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Aww thanks auto! I missed you guys too! Im excited to get back into the weights as well. Jen yes! Its kind of nice to be WANTING lighter and healthier foods. Linda, thanks! I feel better with homemade meals too. Besides the fact that they usually taste better, I definitely know what you mean about f...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 21398

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I feel the same about a messy environment. It got bad during my last semester of school so this year my goal is to get a regular habit and routine of cleaning every day. Hope you have been having a good holiday!
by pinkhippie
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 550
Views: 129900

Re: Alene's Check-in

Those barre workouts sound great! I did ballet in my youth and I remember the barre portion of class was so intense! I also gained about 3 pounds over break. I am ok with it, but I am looking forward to getting back to eating the way I normally do. It's nice to have that structure and it actually wa...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4404
Views: 1916759

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Going back to regular life after vacay is so hard! Sounds like maybe it is for the best for Rosebud to go in person since online was so tough. Im so glad you had such a nice visit with your mom! I know what you mean about being an introvert and enjoying the time but also being really glad to have yo...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

Re: automated eating tracker

That would have hurt my feelings too! I do well remember the early teen years though. I agree with everyone else that this is a very natural time of arguing and challenging parent times. My almost 18-year-old has actually apologized now for how she was when she was 14 and 15 as she recognizes that s...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
Views: 113553

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Thanks Jen! The cookies turned out pretty good! Thank you Alene, I have appreciated your friendship and support as well. <3 Well, when I am on vacation I tend to stay away from computers, even this wonderful forum. I think it is really helpful for my mental state. But, break is over and I am back! I...
by pinkhippie
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Keep it Simple at 50
Replies: 58
Views: 3767

Re: April's Keep it Simple at 50

Hi April! That sounds rough with the fatigue! It makes me think of when I had Mono in my twenties. I have never been so tired in my life! I know that is one of the symptoms specific to Mono though, and it took weeks to get my strength back. I hope you are feeling better today and that you get to hav...
by pinkhippie
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4404
Views: 1916759

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Glad you had a good Hannakuh and that your visit with your mom is going well! Yeah the news about CA looks pretty intense these days. I am glad to hear Doc got the vaccine and is doing well!
by pinkhippie
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
Views: 113553

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Wow! I didn't realize I hadn't checked in so many days! I have been having a good weekend and week. We got all our Christmas stuff done early and have very little to do. We took the family hiking on Saturday, and did about 3.5 miles. There was no complaining, we have come so far! B: mixed berry oatm...
by pinkhippie
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 21398

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Im so glad to hear that you are at a really good place with food!

Sounds like you also have figured out a good system to not feel overwhelmed. Linda, I do something similar with my bullet journal as well! I love that next week box! :D
by pinkhippie
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

Re: automated eating tracker

Those sugar cookies are delicous though! Sounds like you have a good plan! I totally agree with leaving the exercise off, because willpower is finite and it sounds like you have good priorities. Happy birthday to Challenger! I have used the decaf coffee with cream as an ice cream substitute pretty s...
by pinkhippie
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Maggie Mae's daily check in
Replies: 316
Views: 172585

Re: Maggie Mae's daily check in

Hi Maggie Mae! It's great to see you again! Sorry to hear you are struggling but I think we have all been there or are there right now. I don't know HOW many times I have recommitted to No s or stayed away because I strayed from the No S principles. In fact, the reason I came back this last time is ...
by pinkhippie
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, that sounds fun! I didn't realize x box had a new system out this year as well. I knew about the ps 5 but not the x box. I bet Challenger is excited to be getting it, and that sounds like a great way to celebrate. I hope you had fun with the Christmas cookies! The girls and I are going to make...
by pinkhippie
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

Re: automated eating tracker

Woohoo! Yay for Christmas Holiday! Yes nothing for it but to try again. I ended up eating chocolate last night... ahh well.

Happy early birthday to Challenger! Are you guys doing anything special for his birthday? Do you combine Christmas and his birthday?
by pinkhippie
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

Re: automated eating tracker

It is so hard to escape politics when the pandemic has become political and we are surrounded by it 24/7. I am glad your news fast is helping! That evening snacking has been getting harder for me too! The past few nights except for last night I have been grabbing a very large handful of m&m's. I am ...
by pinkhippie
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
Views: 113553

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Thanks, auto! It's so annoying my subconscious doesn't realize I am not in school anymore and I have been having these crazy dreams where I am trying to get things done and figure things out and I can't do them so then I wake up. I am hoping that my brain will calm down soon. That is so sweet your h...
by pinkhippie
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Keep it Simple at 50
Replies: 58
Views: 3767

Re: April's Keep it Simple at 50

Wow, April I am glad to hear that both you and your husband are recovering, but sorry to hear you were ill in the first place. I hope that you both continue to feel better.
by pinkhippie
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 550
Views: 129900

Re: Alene's Check-in

I know what you mean about Covid becoming scarier and all around you lately. Just today my DH found out that one of the men in his very small building at work tested positive for Covid and 3 other people he hangs out with all the time in the lunchroom also went and got tested and everyone is worried...
by pinkhippie
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 21398

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Sounds like a great victory to reframe the thoughts of regret and needing to improve next time into recognizing the enjoyment of eating and not feeling guilty, so you could finish your day feeling good. That is awesome!
by pinkhippie
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto I am sorry you are having such a tough time. It sounds so hard to deal with. It's interesting and sad the different ways this is affecting all of us. All your concerns up there are what my husband has been saying this whole time too. He is so worried about kids and our kids and how this is affe...
by pinkhippie
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
Views: 113553

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Thank you Soprano! Thank you Alene! I do feel really accomplished, but it is hard to gear down and relax so far. Jen thank you! Yes Christmas break feels like the promised land this year for sure! Thank you auto! My presentation went great! My adviser said I did a great job and she was really impres...
by pinkhippie
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Soprano
Replies: 264
Views: 106782

Re: Soprano

I am happy to hear of your weight update! Congratulations on your new job!
by pinkhippie
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 837
Views: 281311

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Great news! I am glad you are figuring out what works for you. Feeling good about your way of eating and not feeling like a failure is really important to long term sustainability I think. Also feeling comfortable with how you are eating and when you are eating. I am glad your experiment is going so...
by pinkhippie
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

Re: automated eating tracker

Glad you are still dragging the boys out! We still drag our family out every other weekend but every day would be so much more beneficial. I have always felt the way you describe about being out in the woods and nature as well. Maybe getting closer to our roots and feeling connected to our world?
by pinkhippie
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4404
Views: 1916759

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Wow! Congrats to Rosebud! Very exciting!

I am glad you will get to see your mom! I know its concerning but it so nice to get that connection too.
by pinkhippie
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 21398

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

It sounds like you have had a lot of fun! Good luck getting everything ready for the holidays! I am glad you and your husband got time to yourselves after all that busyness! I love that you still have so much fun together.
by pinkhippie
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
Views: 113553

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Thank you Linda! I have been a busy bee! Im in the final stretch before graduation and the kids winter break. I am unofficially done with my internship( I have reached 120 hours) but I have been finishing up a few things off the clock because I just want to see them done. :D I have to have a final m...
by pinkhippie
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
Views: 113553

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Auto thanks! I have a phone call with my adviser tomorrow and I will ask her about that, it doesn't say in the rubric. SOOOO close to finishing! I am having a hard time since I just want to be done. Patience patience. Yesterday was rough with the girls, as they all didn't want to be back at the scho...
by pinkhippie
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

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Congratulations on finishing your videos! Wow what an accomplishment! I know what you mean about the different teaching styles. It makes sense on a 5-minute video to start with the key point and then provide details. I can't believe it takes that long(5-12 hours)! I bet it is probably similar to oth...
by pinkhippie
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4404
Views: 1916759

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Looks like a beautiful place! I hope you enjoyed your proposalversery! That is neat that you celebrate that. :)
by pinkhippie
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
Views: 113553

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WOW! What a great break! I spent pretty much all of Thanksgiving break off my computer and my phone and I just read books in my spare time. Of which there was much! I think I did a pretty good job with holiday eating. The only time I got really SS'y was having two pieces of pie instead of one after ...
by pinkhippie
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 21398

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Wow that sounds like a serious hike! I feel bad when I graze as well. I am not sure why. Sounds like you are figuring things out! Sounds like such a fun trip and a great opportunity to be aware of vacation eating thoughts versus just listening to your body, eating what you want and following your ge...
by pinkhippie
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
Views: 113553

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I made it! Thanksgiving break starts in 30 minutes for me! I can see the finish line! 2 more SQL assignments, and I revised my rough draft for my internship paper today, and I have my rough draft of my PowerPoint presentation done. I need to go in and tweak some more and then take notes on what I wa...
by pinkhippie
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

Re: automated eating tracker

That's great about Challenger being in a better mood! I notice that with my teenager after physical activity too.

Hope your family hike went well!

Also... bear meat? I have had deer meat but never bear. How was it?
by pinkhippie
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4404
Views: 1916759

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Wow! I will join in the chorus of Sedona sounds amazing! Have fun, that sounds wonderful and hopefully relaxing. I am sorry you can' t have your mom with you though.
by pinkhippie
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 550
Views: 129900

Re: Alene's Check-in

I know just what you mean about having the bits and pieces of your life finally together and with you making you feel more "you". It sounds like you are doing so great with the eating and body movement too!
by pinkhippie
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
Views: 113553

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Lets see... past couple of days. Sunday Nov 22 2020 B: 1 waffle with syrup, 1 piece of bacon, coffee L: 3 pieces of Greek Pizza D: 1 bowl of veggie soup (kind of had my big meal in the middle of the day. I think I realized that has been part of my problem. I have a big meal in the middle of the day ...
by pinkhippie
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
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Thanks Soprano, I hope so! Auto, Thanks but I don't know about all that! We only go every other weekend so its not that amazing. It is good to at least have that routine though because I think the kids have become much more accepting. We typically go between 3 and 4 miles. Usually 3.5, but sometimes...
by pinkhippie
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
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Today I did a really good job of waiting to get hungry between meals. In order to that, I had to eat a little less breakfast and a little less lunch. I don't seem to be mentally freaking out about that yet. I do really like to eat my meal when I am hungry so hopefully I will continue to affirm eatin...
by pinkhippie
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

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So Challenger loves hiking right? :D Oh my goodness! It sounds like such teenager things to say. I hope that Challenger is Ok and just expressing his anger. Hopefully he will get used to it over time. When we first started doing family hikes the kids complained non stop but now they just march along...
by pinkhippie
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 21398

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I should re read that book. It didn't hit the spot for me years ago, but I know they have come out with several new editions since I last read it, and I am in a completely different place on my journey than I was back then. I like the way you describe the board! I will try that next time one of my k...
by pinkhippie
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4404
Views: 1916759

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LOL 50 shades of No S! :D I would read that! I didn't start out relaxed and I think that is why I couldn't stick with No S. I remember trying this out in my early thirties and being totally strict and pass-fail. I couldn't keep it up and I left the board. I think I was also nursing at the time which...
by pinkhippie
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
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Auto, yes, I told my husband we absolutely had to be on the same page with this because it was going to be tough. I feel lucky that we are an "effective team"most of the time. Has anyone here seen the movie Oblivion? I always think of it when I say effective team. :D Linda, I am sorry you are in the...
by pinkhippie
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

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LOL I just can't help laughing at the image of Challenger out there scuffing along the hiking trail with his hoody up. The reason is that I also have a sulky teenager who skulks along with her hoody up too. :D

Glad today went better than yesterday!
by pinkhippie
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
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Views: 1379237

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I agree, any exercise you can stick with is good exercise. The only motivation that works for me with weights is osteoporosis and the worry of losing bone mass.
by pinkhippie
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 889
Views: 276410

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Sounds tough right now with the lockdowns. Intersting about the mask wearing being not allowed for certain ages. Here I see little kids wearing them sometimes, and I imagine at school as well.

Congrats on 3 Green days so far! Tommorow is Friday! Just one more day! :)
by pinkhippie
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

Re: automated eating tracker

I am glad you worked it out with your friend. I have a close friend who is also the polar opposite of me on the political spectrum and we typically don't talk about anything political, but Covid affects all of us and its hard not to talk about.

How did your hike with your boys go?
by pinkhippie
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
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Thanks Jen! I love the connection on this board too! I find it interesting how well we all seem to connect and support each other and be on similar paths. When I talk about it to my husband about it I call it my "moderate eating board." :D He knows my eating disordered past and he would be worried a...
by pinkhippie
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Soprano
Replies: 264
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Re: Soprano

Sorry to see that you are in the prediabetic territory. I guess though, it's good to have that data so you can make your food choices for your best health.

Good luck with your weekly tests, I hope your numbers start heading down.
by pinkhippie
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4404
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Thanks Linda, I haven't heard of some of those authors. I am excited to check them out. I know what you mean about full IE being a little too loose. THere are a lot of good things about IE we can take to No so I think. I don't like the pass-fail aspect of No S and I have stopped thinking of it that ...
by pinkhippie
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
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Jen and Soprano thanks for sharing your stories and your advice. I really appreciate it and I take it to heart. You have no idea how helpful it is to hear from moms who have gone before. I talked it over with my husband and I realized he (not for the first time did I realize this) is such a control ...
by pinkhippie
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
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I relate Octavia. I too, have pretty much been the same size my whole life. I have managed to lose weight with some drastic temporary changes but it never lasts more than a few weeks. I look pretty average too, only now I have more middle-age softness. I really really think so much of how we feel ab...
by pinkhippie
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
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Thank you auto! It was so wonderful! Today I am wearing sneakers all day. I love being able to walk. I noticed that going without supportive shoes for an extended amount of time my ankle was starting to hurt. I am having a bit of trouble this week. I think we(the family) are all dragging. I feel lik...
by pinkhippie
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

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I know what you mean about your kids and apathy and needing to be a force to be reckoned with. I think that is a great idea to get their rooms cleaned and decorated and to have them come on your hikes! Sunshine, Vitamin D, endorphins, super excellent! Good luck! I am sorry to hear about your text fi...
by pinkhippie
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 21398

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Auto, ((hugs)) *insert heart emoji here* Jen The habituation sounds so interesting! I definitely did that with Oreos and with chocolate cream pies. I used to not be able to control my eating around them and now I can, but it took a lot of eating of those particular food items. One thing I need to wo...
by pinkhippie
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4404
Views: 1916759

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Linda, since you are looking more at IE, do you have any favorite IE books? I always try to incorporate the ideas of IE into my eating and I would be interested to hear if you have any favorite resources.
by pinkhippie
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 550
Views: 129900

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Good job with getting stuff done! I have really been struggling with motivation lately. I hope you had a great start to your week!
by pinkhippie
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

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Auto, Im so glad you had a good visit! I think I may have mentioned this before but my husband's parents have basically told us the same thing (minus the living will). They would rather live the rest of their life with their grandkids and family and have it possibly be shorter than live a longer lif...
by pinkhippie
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
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Thanks Jen! Its funny isn't it how hard it is to do that? Eat extra when we are extra hungry? Auto, I think it was a combination of the extreme low carb diet( I didn't eat much with this because we didn't have a lot of food that fit this description) plus after my procedure, I didn't have much of an...
by pinkhippie
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3542
Views: 1391173

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Have fun auto! I totally understand your fears. Fingers crossed that everyone stays healthy! I worry every time I see my dad even with social distancing that I might accidentally give him or his wife COVID, but mental health and connection to our loved ones is so important too and it sounds like it ...
by pinkhippie
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 21398

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Sounds like a great gentle nutrition way of eating! I know I have already mentioned that I struggle with my inner perfectionist and food rules as well. I also feel like the three meals no snacking is the core for me. Sometimes I can manage no seconds but not always. I think eating in a sustainable, ...
by pinkhippie
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 620
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Jen, I think you are right. It is hard to not mentally resist but I know in the long run, its important to honor hunger. Auto, It was true hunger, I wasn't sure but today I woke up not hungry and I could really feel the difference in my random thoughts of a snack might be nice versus I am so hungry ...