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by lbb (Liz)
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: done bingeing...!
Replies: 10
Views: 1908

Thanks, friends for your advice! I had a “normal†breakfast and lunch already today for the first time in ages (usually I’m fasting Until about 2pm). “Normal†as in not measured or weighed or counted. I just put food on a plate that looked good and ate it. It was scary and satisfying! Lookin...
by lbb (Liz)
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello *waves*
Replies: 18
Views: 2823

Thank you for the welcome!
Yes I'm realizing the more I binge-eat, the stronger the next time's urge becomes.
You're right--there's discomfort either way, I can feel it initially by resisting or later by overeating.
Happy to be back!
:)
by lbb (Liz)
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello *waves*
Replies: 18
Views: 2823

Welcome! I'm back to No-S after some bingeing bouts. I, too, have been bingeing on candy and cereal late into the evening. Why it decreases my stress in putting my kids to bed is a weird concept, but it does TEMPORARILY. Ready to tackle this habit. Like oolala says, this is a habit we can change and...
by lbb (Liz)
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: done bingeing...!
Replies: 10
Views: 1908

Thank you for your input, ladybird30! I really appreciate the thought of prioritising "not bingeing" over losing weight...:) I let the pendulum swing back and forth (too full--to starving) to counteract my binges, that it contributes to my urges. But if I just focus on not bingeing, but take the foc...
by lbb (Liz)
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: done bingeing...!
Replies: 10
Views: 1908

done bingeing...!

I'm back to No-S.. Found myself bingeing on tons of food again nearly every night. It hasn't totally affected my weight yet because I restrict and/or exercise the remainder of the time. But I know it's not good for me and occupying too much real estate in my brain. Looking to return to No-S for some...
by lbb (Liz)
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 122
Views: 49155

I am grateful for this mod!!! It has eased my mind so so much! Question: do you "virtual plate" ever?, I can get my lunch and breakfast sat down and plated, but at dinner, it's a bit hectic feeding kids and finishing homework and I find myself picking around a bit more and standing/eating. Yesterday...
by lbb (Liz)
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Liz's Daily Check-In, No-S with Mod
Replies: 7
Views: 3668

Just returned from a 2-day trip with 2 sisters to San Diego! So much fun celebrating my sister's 40th birthday. We mainly stuck to breakfast, lunch, and dinner (our to eat). I did have treats at a movie and at dessert, but I consider that terribly "normal". And "normal" is what I'm going for--no bin...
by lbb (Liz)
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Liz's Daily Check-In, No-S with Mod
Replies: 7
Views: 3668

Thank you for your support! I'm doing well and haven't binged this week, regardless of allllll the treats in my home. (Birthdays are a free-for-all of friends and family bringing cookies and candy and cupcakes). I've focused on my 3 meals/day of whatever I desire, and have not binged. THAT'S HUGE an...
by lbb (Liz)
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Liz's Daily Check-In, No-S with Mod
Replies: 7
Views: 3668

Liz's Daily Check-In, No-S with Mod

Hi! Here to check in for accountability! I've been in and out of No-S over the years and it really resonates with me to continue with it, with a mod of eating any TYPE of food, in a meal, 3x/day, without S-days. I don't do well snacking and nibbling, so plated food, even if it includes a treat, is o...
by lbb (Liz)
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 244
Views: 101470

I almost did not post because I felt shame that I'm coming back after joining a few years ago, dabbling in other things (intuitive eating, Gillian Riley, Geneen Roth, Jillfit, Intermittent Fasting, Macro-counting (IIFYM) (the newest thing out there that drove me crazy!) calorie counting).... coming ...
by lbb (Liz)
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Returning! Again...
Replies: 6
Views: 3883

Thank you for your kind words and welcomes! It feels good to be among "friends" who get it. :) Oolala: it makes a lot of sense when you say that sugar hasn't been around forever, the hold it has on me and all of us. It really is so cultural that we need treats and desserts every day. It's all around...
by lbb (Liz)
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Returning! Again...
Replies: 6
Views: 3883

Returning! Again...

I almost did not post because I felt shame that I'm coming back after joining a few years ago, dabbling in other things (intuitive eating, Gillian Riley, Intermittent Fasting, Macro-counting, calorie counting).... coming back for a second, and then abandoning ship again. But I'm throwing away that s...
by lbb (Liz)
Tue May 31, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LIZ'S DAILY CHECK-IN
Replies: 42
Views: 11370

Oh, great! Yes we are thrilled! It’s my parent’s 50th anniversary so they are taking all their kids and grandkids. It will be a party!!!
by lbb (Liz)
Tue May 31, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LIZ'S DAILY CHECK-IN
Replies: 42
Views: 11370

Thanks for checking in, Linda! The race went great! I was pretty ready, but my bum and back are sore! I’m doing well food-wise. Just trying not to obsess and removing food as a reward. This is the last week of school for my boys! And then we’re off with all their cousins on the Disney Cruise. So fun...
by lbb (Liz)
Tue May 24, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3769
Views: 1156927

What a cook you are, Linda! That burger sounds relish. Sounds like you are doing well and more important, being positive! And look at you on that BIKE! Wish you could do this race I’m doing next week...I’m so not prepared! YIKES!
Have a great day!
by lbb (Liz)
Mon May 23, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 81701

I want to get to this spot, Jen! I don't know why the sitting and enjoying of a treat has been so off-limit, but stashing candy in my pockets and sneaking more cookies has...yikes! That's so great you are at the point where you are treating yo'self well!
by lbb (Liz)
Mon May 23, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LIZ'S DAILY CHECK-IN
Replies: 42
Views: 11370

Linda & Jen: Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments! I really appreciate your time and energy to help me out. I agree with all that's been said. I need to figure out what is best for me, but also I need a little structure. I like the idea of something on a plate, not finishing the carton of ...
by lbb (Liz)
Mon May 23, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LIZ'S DAILY CHECK-IN
Replies: 42
Views: 11370

Really looking forward to N days. I totally binged last night on all the things and feel yucky today. Does it get better? I need to plan my “S days” ahead of time.
Onward and upward. Today is a clean slate! Bring on the GREEN.
by lbb (Liz)
Sun May 22, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1095
Views: 341864

I've read Gillian Riley before. I like her practical approach to overeating. Obviously, I've still struggled with it. But she believes in setting times and amounts. Anything more than that is your addictive desire setting in and not needed. Thanks for the reminder!
by lbb (Liz)
Sun May 22, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 81701

LInda--how lucky your girls are to have you as their mom! I have 5 sisters and heard the diet message from a young age. I matured quickly physically and when I turned 13, started dieting, leading to anorexia, and the rest is another story. So, yes! Your girls are perfect as-is and will naturally be ...
by lbb (Liz)
Sun May 22, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LIZ'S DAILY CHECK-IN
Replies: 42
Views: 11370

I love this forum and all of you! Thanks for your kind and encouraging words! Linda--I love waking early on weekdays to work out because it’s the only time my kids don’t need me and I can be “alone”! :) Yesterday, I had a normal breakfast, lunch, and then we had a party at a friend’s. There was pizz...
by lbb (Liz)
Sun May 22, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar check in Vanilla No S
Replies: 137
Views: 43013

Cedar thanks for inspiring me today. My goal this week is 3 satisfying, filling and nutritious meals. I love that your clothes have been looser, too. That’s so motivating.
Your meals look amazing! Keep it up!
by lbb (Liz)
Sun May 22, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3769
Views: 1156927

Happy Birthday to your daughter! Sounds like a fun day! My 11 year old loves Harry Potter and we are going to Harry Potter world in 2 weeks. He’s so excited! Those donuts sound amazing! Sounds like a sane and enjoyable “S” day. I like that you have enjoyed your “S” treats with people and in a celebr...
by lbb (Liz)
Sat May 21, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LIZ'S DAILY CHECK-IN
Replies: 42
Views: 11370

Thanks Jen1974! GREAT advice. Particularly the eating-later advice. Yesterday I had done a 6am Barre class (woke at 5:30), so ate at 8, 1, and starving at 4/5. But I’d rather push it and eat later with my family. I just ate a normal breakfast this morning. Even though my instinct was to fast until d...
by lbb (Liz)
Sat May 21, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LIZ'S DAILY CHECK-IN
Replies: 42
Views: 11370

Thanks RAWCOOKIE! I will listen to this. I have done that in the past and I think it perpetuates binges because you always know you can "make up for it". So, yes, i agree, I'll "take an S Day" today, even though I feel like I never want to eat again. :?
I appreciate your comment!
by lbb (Liz)
Sat May 21, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3769
Views: 1156927

I REALLY like the idea of 4 treats/week. That would help me not to see it as an event to "get all the treats in" like I do on S days. But, instead, I'd have a solitary treat scattered throughout the week. I love it! Sounds like you're doing great! I promise those nourishing and bigger, satisfying me...
by lbb (Liz)
Sat May 21, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 81701

Thanks for your input on "S" days. I think I'll follow a similar pattern. I find myself seeing it liberty to binge like old days. Not to simply enjoy a donut at a shop with my daughter, cake with my husband, but to open the cupboards at night after the kids are in bed and to "do my thang". To have a...
by lbb (Liz)
Sat May 21, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LIZ'S DAILY CHECK-IN
Replies: 42
Views: 11370

Thank for your encouragement, Linda! Today went perfectly...until it didn't. Great breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I had dinner super early because I was starving and my boys had baseball games until 8:30. I knew I couldn't wait until then. But, then we got home and my husband had picked up pizza. Not...
by lbb (Liz)
Fri May 20, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 81701

I relate to weekends always being over the top for me. I also cannot stand store-bought crisco cakes...my husband says I'm a "cake snob", and I am!
I started No-S Tuesday of this week and have some anxiety about treats this weekend.
Do you stick to 3 meals/day and then choose a treat or two?
by lbb (Liz)
Fri May 20, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LIZ'S DAILY CHECK-IN
Replies: 42
Views: 11370

Thanks for your support, Jen1974!
Yes, binge eating since about 18 as well. I'm 36. The next 18 years will be binge free...no more time wasted!
xoxo
by lbb (Liz)
Fri May 20, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Got rid of most of my diet books
Replies: 16
Views: 12955

Thank you for this testimonial! I really appreciate it and you have put into words so eloquently what I know to be true, but love to see someone else feel too!
Congratulations on finding this path!
by lbb (Liz)
Fri May 20, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LIZ'S DAILY CHECK-IN
Replies: 42
Views: 11370

Another Green day yesterday! Feels great the next morning. Bfast: Chicken sausage, 2 eggs, 1/2 avocado, cabbage (I have a high-protein/high-fat breakfast that fills me up until the afternoon and keeps my sugars/insulin LOW in the morning.) Lunch: Oatmeal (1/3 cups, 1 tb peanut butter, 1/2 banana) Di...
by lbb (Liz)
Thu May 19, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 81701

Hi Jen! I think you are doing great! I love reading your thoughts! And, I think none of us should compare at all how much or what others are eating! It’s so easy to do, but our bodies are so different! And our hormones all are different! I eat a ton in quantity but it works for me! COngrats on your ...
by lbb (Liz)
Thu May 19, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3769
Views: 1156927

So insightful, Linda!~ I learned so much from reading this, about you, and about my own issues! Great self-reflection. After reading that blog, I do agree that the key to keeping “N” on NO-S is to not deprive! I honestly think the last round of my No-S ended because I started to restrict a little. “...
by lbb (Liz)
Thu May 19, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LIZ'S DAILY CHECK-IN
Replies: 42
Views: 11370

Thanks, Ladies for your support! Another N day in the books and I feel fantastic. It just had been too long that I had gone to bed without a binge and it’s amazing waking up with natural hunger and sleeping better because I’m not tossing and turning on a full stomach. Here’s to another “N” day! I’m ...
by lbb (Liz)
Wed May 18, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LIZ'S DAILY CHECK-IN
Replies: 42
Views: 11370

I'm proud to say that yesterday was GREEN. And I'm even more proud to say it's the FIRST time in a LONG time that I haven't gone overboard with food at night. Every night, for a very long time, I've had the habit of eating lots of candy/cookies. I think since I exercise and eat well in my meals, it'...
by lbb (Liz)
Wed May 18, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3769
Views: 1156927

Oh man the scale can do a number on our psyche, right? Stay positive and remind yourself of what you CAN do today...your "reds" sounded very moderate by the way and "normal". Keep at the great work and I'm sorry your husband isn't home much. I SOOOO get it! :( Have a great day and focus on just doin...
by lbb (Liz)
Tue May 17, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LIZ'S DAILY CHECK-IN
Replies: 42
Views: 11370

Thank you, Linda! I appreciate your wisdom and the reminder that this is a LIFESTYLE, so to focus on not failing, but on realizing that the way I’m eating is the way I can do forever. And I’ll never be deprived again. :) I need to stow away treats KNOWING it’s possible to eat them this weekend if I ...
by lbb (Liz)
Tue May 17, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3769
Views: 1156927

way to go on not letting it "snowball"! that's a huge feat and "normal" to eat fresh banana bread (and then to move on).
YAY, YOU!
Enjoy your bike ride!
by lbb (Liz)
Tue May 17, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LIZ'S DAILY CHECK-IN
Replies: 42
Views: 11370

Liz's Daily Check-In

Habits are hard to break. I've had a nightly treat session that helps me mindlessly get thru the toughest part of the day of getting kids to bed. I was so gung-ho on my No-S high horse and then one slip up, and old habits sucked me in. Day went smoothly, as it usually does until later at night. Bfas...
by lbb (Liz)
Mon May 16, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 84
Views: 34766

Hi Sinnie! I remember you from years back when I did NO-S. I’m back to No-S now!
Congrats on your twins! I’m so happy for you! My sister just had twins 6 months ago and has a 3 year-old. In a nutshell, she’s SO busy! I don’t know how you do it! You’re amazing!
Hope you’re well! Just saying “hi!"
by lbb (Liz)
Mon May 16, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3769
Views: 1156927

Sorry about your day, Linda. I can’t imagine raising daughters in the teen years. I have all boys and I’m sure they won’t be any easier, but thankfully my oldest is 11 and not yet to that teen age.
It’s a new day and stay positive!
by lbb (Liz)
Mon May 16, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LIZ'S DAILY CHECK-IN
Replies: 42
Views: 11370

Thanks for your support, Linda! Yes, our husband’s probably had similar surgery training (4 years medical school, 5 years residency, 1 year fellowship). We got married young (in undergrad) and pregnant young, so it’s been a family affair! ;) Grateful to be settled, but it’s a new and different stres...
by lbb (Liz)
Sun May 15, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LIZ'S DAILY CHECK-IN
Replies: 42
Views: 11370

Hi, @lpearlmom! Thanks for your support on both threads! I’ll follow along your journey! You mentioned you have finished the medical training too! What kind of doctor is your husband? My husband is orthopedic surgery...still gone a ton, but nothing like residency and fellowship! I’m training for a r...
by lbb (Liz)
Sun May 15, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LIZ'S DAILY CHECK-IN
Replies: 42
Views: 11370

LIZ'S DAILY CHECK-IN

I’m back to No-S after a few years of bingeing, calorie counting, dieting, over-exercising, intermittent fasting, and then some more bingeing. The most sane I’ve ever been is on No-S a few years ago. It took the emotional aspect out of food for me, and I need that now. I’m Liz--mom of 4 active boys ...
by lbb (Liz)
Sun May 15, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 244
Views: 101470

Thanks for welcoming me “home”, oolala53! It’s good to be back and feels right. Yes, you have the right Liz! I joined back in 2010, a year after my 3rd son was born. We’ve moved across the country and back, had another boy, and finally my husband finished his medical training this year and has his f...
by lbb (Liz)
Sat May 14, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 244
Views: 101470

Hi No-S friends. I’m back as of yesterday! I was thinking to myself, “when was I least consumed with food and enjoying food and still feeling healthy”. Of course, it was when I followed “NO-S” a few years ago. I think I stopped when I got pregnant, and then I easily got lured by Paleo diets, Intermi...
by lbb (Liz)
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie 2012
Replies: 270
Views: 90428

Hahah, Sinnie!--desserts cannot be drinks in my book, either!! I'm sorry about the bingeing. I don't know what really is considered a "binge" but I for sure have been over-doing it at night. Today I was busy in the morn, had a good breakfast, didn't eat till 2pm and had a huge lunch. Then chili/frui...
by lbb (Liz)
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom's No-S Pregnancy....
Replies: 152
Views: 50286

I'm checking in after a long hiatus! Congrats on BABY BOY coming soon! I just found out I'm having another boy, too! (20 weeks) GO BOY MOMMAS! Glad to see someone pursuing healthy interests while pregnant. It will make the "after" so much easier, right? I totally relate on the "sweets" front. There ...
by lbb (Liz)
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie 2012
Replies: 270
Views: 90428

Sorry you're still bingeing! But I am super glad that you are moving closer to family and to a DREAM HOME! How wonderful. You will love that support closeby. I miss family, myself! Brain over Binge sounds interesting. I have the Beck Diet Solution. I wish I could send it to you easily! Take care of ...
by lbb (Liz)
Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2157
Views: 932718

I understand what it feels like to kinda mourn the loss of excitement over food...when it doesn't "DO" anything for you and there's this empty gap waiting to be filled. I mean, you enjoy food, but it's not as exciting. That's what we all want, of course, but there's something maybe in our lives that...
by lbb (Liz)
Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie 2012
Replies: 270
Views: 90428

Hi, Sinnie! I'm catching up on your threads and loving it. I wish they still came straight to email...? Whatever. So it looks like you are doing well! I realized you were having trouble bingeing for awhile, but the reason being: you were restricting and forbidding. I think we're similar in that when...
by lbb (Liz)
Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154217

Well hello, pals! I don't know what's up, but I haven't gotten my last notes from my board sent to my email. :? Thanks for your check-ins. Things are going well. I'm not TOO strict on things, but in a "rhythm" of sorts. I am learning what works best for me...breakfast, lunch, dinner, sometimes an af...
by lbb (Liz)
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Crystal's Daily Check Ins
Replies: 49
Views: 13974

Hi, Crystal: It's nice to see you're posting again. I'm getting back in the saddle, too. Just to help myself retain better habits. It sounds like you eat really healthy...no sugar/gluten. The "6 pound gain" you mentioned since starting No-S...is that mainly from over-doing healthy food? It's tough. ...
by lbb (Liz)
Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154217

Hi No-S pals. I have been off the grid for awhile now and it's good to check in! I have passed my first trimester and am now at 16 weeks. Feeling a million times better. I don't think I knew how "out of it" I was until I got that energy and lack of nausea again! Hooray. That being said, the first fe...
by lbb (Liz)
Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie 2012
Replies: 270
Views: 90428

Hi, Sinnie! I haven't been on this board for some time now and I was grateful to see that you're around. It looks like you took a break for awhile and now are back. I'm proud of you for plugging away at this and making it work for YOU. I like your "rules", esp not eliminating anything. Or "meals" wh...
by lbb (Liz)
Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Snapdragon's check in
Replies: 63
Views: 20244

Welcome back, Snapdragon and thanks so much for your "congratulations" on my thread! It sounds like you had a wonderful summer of no internet suck-in and enjoying the moment. Your meals sound delightful. But I know what you mean about filling your plates to full capacity and working on that. Take ca...
by lbb (Liz)
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2157
Views: 932718

Hi oolala!
Looks like you're doing well. Congrats on the good weekend and perfect Monday.
I love how you pledge your "marriage" to No-S. It's a great comparison!
Has school/teaching already started up for you?
Take care.
by lbb (Liz)
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Check In
Replies: 264
Views: 99876

Hi Amy! It looks like you are doing well in the No-S department. Not taking it too seriously, being good to yourself, and knowing your weaknesses. I quite often log food into MyFitnesspal.com. It's a little bit of an obsession of mine at times. Esp. since it's an app on my phone. Sometimes it's just...
by lbb (Liz)
Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154217

Hi, oolala! Thanks you so much for checking in with me. I haven't been on the boards in awhile and was excited to (after I post) check in with everyone. I'm doing well! I still feel a little sick here and there and once in awhile need to take a Zofran. But as far as the mind games and eating goes, I...
by lbb (Liz)
Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154217

Thanks Amy and all! Things are going quite well for me. I don't have as little structure as I had initially, but am trying to stay within a small 4-5 meals to keep nausea down. This is the first pregnancy it's been THAT bad. Where I even have been taking Zofran once in awhile. It's weird, not like I...
by lbb (Liz)
Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: pregnancy throwing off my habits...
Replies: 10
Views: 3341

pregnancy throwing off my habits...

I am so grateful to be newly pregnant. But with that, comes waves of nausea and strange cravings and some habits I hope to not sustain. The past few days I have been caught standing in my sister's kitchen eating Ruffles out of the bag. Licking the salt from them. Today with friends I polished off th...
by lbb (Liz)
Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2157
Views: 932718

Living in the moment helps so much in these more trying times, no?
But it can be SO difficult.

Good for you for feeling everything instead of eating it.

Hate when I lose library books! Love that term "mojo", too, btw! :D
by lbb (Liz)
Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154217

Thanks oolala. Yes, nausea for me is quenched mainly with simple carbs, like crackers as you mentioned, though those are not the healthiest! :oops: I usually even out around the second trimester, so I'll just ride this out hoping to just feel good as my goal. Last week in Utah. It's been loads of fu...
by lbb (Liz)
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154217

Thank you all SO much for your congratulations! Boy or girl, we'll be excited to have him/her join the fam...complete the fam! :wink: Of course, a little girl is great, but my boys love their momma and they are pretty darn physically exhuasting, but not so much mentally! :) I wish I could eat the wa...
by lbb (Liz)
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie 2012
Replies: 270
Views: 90428

I don't think anyone would be offended about what works for you! Just hope you don't get too fixated on calories, ya know. But I think that most of us have a great idea as to what meal has how many calories without even counting! Sad, but true. So you eat 3 meals/day of 1200 calories? But, sweets if...
by lbb (Liz)
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jennifer24747's Check-In
Replies: 73
Views: 22893

Sounds like you are doing well and learning lots about yourself. I LOVE Greek food, too. Yum. The flavors are my favorite! Exercise, regardless of your wedding plans will keep you feeling great upstairs! :) Oh, and the whole student loan thing---get ya, not for me, but my husband. Medical school...Y...
by lbb (Liz)
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's daily progress
Replies: 11
Views: 4414

No bingeing is a feat in and of itself.
Thanks for your comment on my thread...you have four kids? Well this baby will be my 4th...pray I survive! :wink:
Let's have a good week this week! I need more structure. I DO think the afternoon snack may help with the nausea business. Yuck.
Take care.
by lbb (Liz)
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154217

Just back from a week with my in-laws at their cabin in the mountains. It was so gorgeous, relaxing, yet physical and full of horse-riding, hiking, sleeping, swimming and of course eating. Cobbler in dutch ovens, late night meals, etc. I actually was better since I was ALWAYS surrounded by people. I...
by lbb (Liz)
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie 2012
Replies: 270
Views: 90428

Hi! I've been off the radar for a bit but it's nice to check in once in awhile and see how you're doing. I'm so proud of this moment for you. It really is about savoring, plating, enjoying and not "punishing" or being ashamed of what goes in your mouth. You treated yourself royally, as you deserved....
by lbb (Liz)
Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154217

Haha, Jennifer. I think I know exactly what you mean. We could all probably polish off some cake or bag of chocolate chips, but not admit it! I totally know about taking a bag somewhere and not enjoying, but sabotaging yourself and just eating all of it. THings are going well here. I definitely over...
by lbb (Liz)
Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154217

What a wise post, oolala. You're right about noting that problems arise when we are alone: "you are only as sick as your secrets!". And yes, quite ironic that I'm pretty confident here with family but worry about going home. I think that worry is more stemming from not only food but associated with ...
by lbb (Liz)
Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2157
Views: 932718

That's interesting what you say about the desire for treats getting less and less. Tonight I ate dinner out with my parents, kids, sister. We all shared ONE dessert. Driving home, I said to my sister, "I know we just had a few bites of a VERY wonderful caramel coffee cake, but I still want something...
by lbb (Liz)
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Check In
Replies: 264
Views: 99876

Yay you are getting these habits nailed down.
They keep you....and then it's less mind-power.
Happy and SAFE travels! Give a honk to SLC when you pass through! We are up near Emigration Canyon (by the zoo, against the mountain!).
take care, Liz
by lbb (Liz)
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154217

The holiday went surprisingly well considering I was surrounded by food for the last two days and a lot of it. There are eight kids in my family, all married, 30 grandkids and my parents all up at two cabins for 2 days. SOO fun and action packed and loud and crazy and awesome. But ya, it was meal af...
by lbb (Liz)
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2157
Views: 932718

I admire you setting specific goals and setting time-lines for them! That's a great idea. I do agree about the not thinking about food/diet/weight is a great idea and to not let it become another obsession. I feel so great right now. I'm eating 3 meals, enjoying treats in moderation (not everyday, b...
by lbb (Liz)
Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie 2012
Replies: 270
Views: 90428

Hi, Sinnie. I'm so sorry about last night. We've all been there and at that moment you are just so in the "what the heck" syndrome that you don't even THINK about the after-affect in the morning. So you had had dinner at Ikea, felt hungry and had some fruit......binge. I do think you're right about ...
by lbb (Liz)
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie 2012
Replies: 270
Views: 90428

Hi! So happy to hear from you!
Don't have time or computer to write much other than a "hear hear"!
You make some great points and I cannot wait to catch up soon. Take care.
by lbb (Liz)
Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Snapdragon's daily check in (again) *sigh*
Replies: 193
Views: 86212

Hey, snapdragon!
Welcome back! Hope you are well...happy 4th!
by lbb (Liz)
Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154217

I sure love this wonderful supportive board and checking in here and there is such a lift to my spirits! We are enjoying our time. Chock-full of family and activities and sun and heat and swim (what else is summer about?). I'm doing well food-wise (well, since my last check in it's been one day). Bu...
by lbb (Liz)
Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154217

Made it! TIRED but SAFE and GREEN. Can't believe it, but I had only 3 meals today. I just realized I'd feel too disgusting eating crap driving ALL DAY LONG. Had oats in the car that I had prepared, a shared Wendy's salad and cheese/broccoli potato with my sister for lunch, and a taco salad for dinne...
by lbb (Liz)
Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Check In
Replies: 264
Views: 99876

hooray! good for you, Amy!
what an amazing road trip ahead! i made it to utah tonight and am trying to wind down now. maybe you will pass on through while we're here!
take care and stay green!
by lbb (Liz)
Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Check In
Replies: 264
Views: 99876

Happy safe travels, Amy. YOu have a long trip ahead! Where in the states are you going? Sounds like your goals are realistic and sound. Especially the enjoying people/places and meditating. I think it's actually easiest for me to let go of food worries when surrounded by all the people I love. The t...
by lbb (Liz)
Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154217

Thank you , Amy, for your sweet words! Enjoy YOUR trip and friends/family! We are leaving this morning! I couldn't sleep well...when I have to wake early/have a big day in the morning it's tough to turn off my brain! Things have gone well. My little sister showed up yesterday to drive with me. We ta...
by lbb (Liz)
Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: rungirl96 Daily Check-in
Replies: 60
Views: 20316

Have a great visit to NYC! Jealous. I know how it is to be cabin fever! WE are leaving for a month (just me and the kids) to Utah tomorrow. I can't wait to get outta the rain and dark! I may be regretting saying that when I'm roasting, but it's summer and doesn't feel like it! Sorry the eating isn't...
by lbb (Liz)
Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154217

Seattle IS wonderful and gorgeous and temperate! We love the greenery. But man I have to be honest I'm begging to feel just a little bit warm/hot right now! I know it'll take a bit to adjust to the hot UT temps. The light constant drizzle and temps between 50-70 is nice, but doesn't feel like summer...
by lbb (Liz)
Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154217

Seattle to SLC baby! Yes, it's a long-stretch. But by the time you think of staying over-night somewhere, the kids have usually fallen asleep, so it's more the adults who have to gear-up and keep going... Sleeping in a hotel room with 3 kids vs. powering thru till the end=6's in my book. Power thru ...
by lbb (Liz)
Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154217

Thanks ladies. I do believe tasting also involves smelling and man did they smell good! I know few people who could turn them down! Still frustrated at my higher weight (mainly by fit of my clothes) but I'm not getting down about it. I've had a good week of non-bingeing, but definitely could cut out...
by lbb (Liz)
Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154217

I baked cookies today. Chocolate chip and my best recipe. Didn't eat the dough at all. Was making them for an event. But a physical overpowering sensation took over when I was moving them from the pan to the cooling rack. Soft milk chocolate with crisp buttery dough. Oh my. I had just had lunch so t...
by lbb (Liz)
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie 2012
Replies: 270
Views: 90428

MJ: How did you lose those 25 pounds? Moderation? Sinne: Glad to hear from you! Ya I may not be bingeing, but I HAVE been having a nightly treat. Probably in the arena of about 500 calories, not moderate by any means. I've been at that "eat 3 healthy meals all day and look forward to a treat" stage....
by lbb (Liz)
Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie 2012
Replies: 270
Views: 90428

Hi, Sinnie: I haven't been on the threads much myself, but wondered how you were doing? What's new? Are you doing well? I'm doing fine. No bingeing, but not vanilla. Fine until night-time treats. Which I'm allowing for now. It's actually keeping me more sane. Though I'd like to lose 5-7 pounds. But ...
by lbb (Liz)
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Check In
Replies: 264
Views: 99876

Glad you're feeling a bit better, Amy. Thank heavens for antibiotics! Good for you getting back into exercise. I know it's hard especially with the kids home for summer in not caving to treats/snacks that they are having. I know I'm not completely "vanilla" but counting my success if I don't binge i...
by lbb (Liz)
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2157
Views: 932718

Wow that is a victory of avoiding eating when you know you could!! I can't say I'm at that point. Great work on also listening to your fullness/hunger. I can do that up until after dinner. When a treat, regardless of hunger just is so enticing. Yesterday I started getting caught up in the calorie co...
by lbb (Liz)
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: NoSnacker Check-in
Replies: 667
Views: 256343

I'm so with ya on the "no-bingeing". I have gained weight in the past simply from the binges. My meals are healthy, I don't snack, but the occasional binge sets me back.
So here's a cheer to every binge-free day!
by lbb (Liz)
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ7910 Check In Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 16579

"Own it"!
LOVE THAT.
Good job moving on and not beating yourself up. Take care.
by lbb (Liz)
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: why is WTH effect so powerful!?
Replies: 16
Views: 4500

You DO deserve better. If the "fail" happens, give it a "shoulder shrug" and move on. I've been doing pretty well lately. Not completely vanilla, though that works for most, but I'm allowing a sweet here and there and doing all I can to stay completely NEUTRAL. Just like, "well that was nice, moving...
by lbb (Liz)
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: making life not surround thoughts of food is the key
Replies: 26
Views: 8310

Two things: 1) I completely agree about being a victim of the media's idea of firm and slim. I look good and healthy but always think, "I could be better...". "I could be slimmer..." It's never good enough. But then I remind myself that I'm eating well, have a lot of energy and have a HEALTHY physic...
by lbb (Liz)
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jennifer24747's Check-In
Replies: 73
Views: 22893

Happy Birthday in advance! I know how you feel about the upcoming holidays, good food, etc. I think it important to be REALLY specific about your expectations on those days. I know that I am going to try and draw a few REALISTIC lines for myself with all the family gatherings we have coming up. I CA...
by lbb (Liz)
Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154217

oolala: This is the one by Baumeister & Tierney: Willpower. From the library. But I also checked out the "Willpower Instinct" which was interesting as well. I love this stuff. My library has a ton, including that "Mindless Eating", which I may just buy. Sometimes that becomes a new addiction of mine...
by lbb (Liz)
Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: lbb's official daily check-in
Replies: 460
Views: 154217

Before I return my "Willpower" book to the library, I wanted jot down a few favorite quotes: "The best way to reduce stress in your life is to stop screwing up. That means setting up your life so that you have a realistic chance to succeed. Successful people don't use their willpower as a last-ditch...