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by Amy3010
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 862
Views: 356367

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Woo hoo to silver lining weight loss! It's funny how these health challenges, if we are lucky, can be an opportunity to clean up our diets for reasons other than weight loss, and then the weight loss is a nice side effect.
by Amy3010
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Thanks, Pink! Good for you, too, on getting back into it. It does feel like a clean slate when you've been off for a while due to injury.
by Amy3010
Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 862
Views: 356367

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh, wow, I am sorry to hear you are dealing with acid reflux! It sounds like you are really looking at lifestyle factors to improve your symptoms, which is exactly what I did when I started having this a couple years ago (and yes - it was definitely during my perimenopause) - gave up coffee, became ...
by Amy3010
Thu Jun 16, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Thank you, Oolala! Yes, it was most definitely a consistency challenge - the workouts are tailored to 50+ women and have lots of modifications if something is too hard. I had some company at the end of May that threw me out of my normal routine, and included some recreational eating, but am now back...
by Amy3010
Wed Jun 08, 2022 6:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

I just wrapped up the workout challenge and am back to "regular programming", which means some kind of exercise every day, whether it be yoga, walking, walk-run, a resistance workout, or swimming. I aim to get two resistance workouts in each week. On Ladybird's thread, she listed three things that h...
by Amy3010
Wed Jun 08, 2022 6:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 483
Views: 398973

Re: ladybird's check in

I love this! Focusing on the habits and letting the rest take care of itself, while you get on with your life. It must feel amazing to have a sense of freedom and control with your eating habits.
by Amy3010
Wed Jun 08, 2022 5:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2318
Views: 1961344

Re: oolala53

That shift in mindset from being overly concerned with losing weight to realizing that we need to focus on changing our dysfunctional habits is a journey that we have all had to make, I think. Like Ladybird said, how worthwhile to be able to coach someone through that shift! But it is probably very ...
by Amy3010
Tue Jun 07, 2022 5:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 483
Views: 398973

Re: ladybird's check in

Lots of practice really leads to those habits becoming so ingrained, well done! :mrgreen:
by Amy3010
Tue Jun 07, 2022 5:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KYL's Check-In
Replies: 19
Views: 1076

Re: KYL's Check-In

You've been doing really well! Keep up the great work :mrgreen:
by Amy3010
Sun May 29, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KYL's Check-In
Replies: 19
Views: 1076

Re: KYL's Check-In

I'm sorry to hear you've had a rough week! But you managed to get through it without any failures. You probably learned a lot about what might work better for you going forward. I hope next week is better! :mrgreen:
by Amy3010
Sun May 29, 2022 5:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 483
Views: 398973

Re: ladybird's check in

It sounds like the last week of May has gone well for you, although I am sorry to hear you've been feeling under the weather - hopefully nothing serious! You are right, though, with practice it does get easier to resist the urge to graze. Enjoy your Sunday and good luck with next week! :mrgreen:
by Amy3010
Sun May 29, 2022 5:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Thanks for checking in, Lady and Kyl - my exercise is going really well, I am loving being back into the routine of doing either an online workout or a 45 minute walk every day. I have been a regular exerciser and gym-goer for years, so I have always done some form of regular exercise - I don't thin...
by Amy3010
Sat May 28, 2022 4:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: When will the torture end??? Aka: Menopause!
Replies: 22
Views: 34519

Re: When will the torture end??? Aka: Menopause!

Wow, Deb, congratulations! That is a huge milestone! And I totally get how thrilled you are :D I was so glad when I was done, too.
by Amy3010
Thu May 26, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KYL's Check-In
Replies: 19
Views: 1076

Re: KYL's Check-In

One day at a time is a wise approach! :mrgreen:
by Amy3010
Thu May 26, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Thank you, Kyl. I don't feel the need for further restrictions on the food side of things, but I really wanted to get back into a good exercise routine, which the fitness challenge is helping me do. I just have to make sure I steer clear of the food guidelines that go with it...which is not always a...
by Amy3010
Wed May 25, 2022 5:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KYL's Check-In
Replies: 19
Views: 1076

Re: KYL's Check-In

Well done on being so consistent, Kyl! :mrgreen:
by Amy3010
Mon May 16, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do we know if we are hungry?
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: How do we know if we are hungry?

I have also found it very tricky to distinguish between legitimate hunger or "head" hunger over the years, so it's no wonder I struggled with my weight. I also hardly ever got really hungry, because I was eating all the time. I think finding No-S and learning to wait between meals, regardless of hun...
by Amy3010
Mon May 16, 2022 5:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1843
Views: 1752589

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

I get it - that was one of my motivations for not eating in the evenings after dinner - I wanted to wake up feeling hungry for breakfast! I hope this works for you, too :D
by Amy3010
Sun May 15, 2022 6:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 483
Views: 398973

Re: ladybird's check in

Well done both of you! Nice string of green days! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Amy3010
Sun May 15, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1843
Views: 1752589

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Wow - that does sound like an incredibly stressful month - thank goodness you made it back home safely! Of course when life hits you like that, the urgency of a weight loss plan just fades into the background, doesn't it?
by Amy3010
Thu May 05, 2022 5:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Thanks for your input, Soprano and Ladybird...it helps a lot to hear you confirm what I was thinking. I guess years of doing this have made us rightfully wary of anything too restrictive.
by Amy3010
Wed May 04, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

I have been maintaining in the normal BMI range for the past few months now, which was a big goal of mine for years. I think deep down I never really believed I could get to where I am now. I am thrilled and very grateful about that. I am doing a four week fitness challenge that I have done in the p...
by Amy3010
Wed May 04, 2022 5:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1843
Views: 1752589

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

I hope things are going well with figuring out how much to eat so you're not hungry at the next meal! It is challenging - hang in there!
by Amy3010
Wed May 04, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 862
Views: 356367

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Wow, it sounds like you are in an amazing place right now and have really learned a lot getting here. And if you can help your daughters to avoid the trap of equating their self worth with their body, that will be a wonderful gift to them! :mrgreen:
by Amy3010
Wed May 04, 2022 4:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4580
Views: 2917480

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I hear you on being glad to be done with babies - until grandkids come along of course! :wink: I know what you mean about looking back and wishing you had done things differently with our kids - but we did the best we could with the knowledge and maturity we had at the time, right? Nice that pilates...
by Amy3010
Wed May 04, 2022 4:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Soprano
Replies: 288
Views: 247663

Re: Soprano

I think I am in the same boat as you - looking to make a good push to lose those last few pounds, which means shifting gears a bit, which can be a challenge when you've been in a good routine for a while. Good luck!
by Amy3010
Wed May 04, 2022 4:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 483
Views: 398973

Re: ladybird's check in

Sounds like things are going well! :mrgreen:
by Amy3010
Tue May 03, 2022 5:05 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #65: Mindful Bagful
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: Podcast #65: Mindful Bagful

Thanks for sharing this - I recognize the feeling of stressful frenzy that can sometimes creep into our everyday, mundane activities, and as you (or the cashier at Trader Joe's) point out, it isn't necessary! When I do manage to notice I am getting into this, I sometimes tell myself, "You have plent...
by Amy3010
Wed Apr 06, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2318
Views: 1961344

Re: oolala53

It sounds like being an eating coach is quite intense! It think the fact that you have thought long and hard about these issues over the years, closely examined your own behaviors and responses, and coached many fellow No-S members while doing so, is going to be a major strength as a coach moving fo...
by Amy3010
Thu Mar 17, 2022 6:56 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #63: State of the Systems, 2021, Part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 2515

Re: Podcast #63: State of the Systems, 2021, Part 2

How every effort at self discipline provokes a counter response that must be anticipated and dealt with - this is something that rarely gets addressed, and yet it has such an impact! Thanks for the recommendation, her book is now on my to read list!
by Amy3010
Sat Mar 12, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 862
Views: 356367

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Awareness has a huge impact, I am so glad it is working for you! And good luck with figuring out how to ease the heartburn, you are smart to intervene before it gets really bad.
by Amy3010
Thu Mar 10, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Traci’s Daily Check-In
Replies: 23
Views: 17431

Re: Traci’s Daily Check-In

Hi Traci, how has it been going? I have been working on giving up alcohol for the past few years, and after several challenge months at various times, something finally clicked and I have been able to pretty much let go of it, mostly because I really see how much better I feel when I am not having w...
by Amy3010
Thu Mar 10, 2022 6:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4580
Views: 2917480

Re: Linda's daily check-in

So glad to hear your surgery went well and that you are happy with the results! :mrgreen: I can imagine how that must be a great motivation to eat really well from here on out. Weighing can really do a number on your mindset! I think you either have to do it very infrequently, or every single day an...
by Amy3010
Thu Mar 10, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 483
Views: 398973

Re: ladybird's check in

Rowing along nice and steady! Good going! :mrgreen:
by Amy3010
Thu Mar 10, 2022 6:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Well said, Ladybird: Lapses are inevitable, it is what I do next that counts. This is a keeper!
by Amy3010
Wed Mar 09, 2022 6:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2318
Views: 1961344

Re: oolala53

That sounds like a very doable way to incorporate your resistance exercises - with the addition of accountability to give you an extra boost! Funny how that really does help! Unfortunately, the muscle soreness afterwards does take longer to go away for older bodies, I have noticed this too. Hopefull...
by Amy3010
Wed Mar 09, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Thanks for checking in, No-S friends! I've been home for a month now, and honestly, it took me a good ten days to get over the jet lag and the whole month of February to get back into my normal eating and exercising routine. What is that all about? I am not sure...maybe being tired and out of my usu...
by Amy3010
Tue Mar 08, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: some others see the wisdom
Replies: 5
Views: 2084

Re: some others see the wisdom

It is very encouraging to hear that this way of life is gaining traction. I am dismayed when I see how the perma-snacking culture has gained ground here in Europe, whereas when I first moved here, eating was very meal-bound, and deviations were truly for special occasions. Now food - or the kind of ...
by Amy3010
Sun Mar 06, 2022 6:52 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #63: State of the Systems, 2021, Part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 2515

Re: Podcast #63: State of the Systems, 2021, Part 2

Thank you! Lots of food for thought. I have heard Anna Lembke on a few podcasts and her approach does seem to parallel No-S in lots of ways - the importance of moderation and just embracing how hard things are sometimes. Because it sometimes really is an epic battle not to have that cookie.
by Amy3010
Sun Feb 27, 2022 6:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 487
Views: 514747

Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Well done! :mrgreen:
by Amy3010
Wed Feb 23, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 862
Views: 356367

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Wow! You really had an aha moment with that realization and it sounds like the awareness you now have about why you ate after dinner, has helped you to change the behavior! That's great! I can relate to your end-of-the-day celebratory eating - I had similar behavior when my kids were small. Once the...
by Amy3010
Fri Feb 18, 2022 7:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 862
Views: 356367

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I am so sorry that January was so stressful for you - I hope February was better? I know what you mean about getting to the point in your weight loss journey where you feel pretty comfortable with where you are and yet you realize that in order to make more progress you are going to have to look at ...
by Amy3010
Sat Feb 12, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 483
Views: 398973

Re: ladybird's check in

Looks like things are going well for you! :mrgreen:
by Amy3010
Thu Feb 10, 2022 9:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Hiya, we made it back from Texas safe and sound and at the moment my biggest challenge is getting over this darn jetlag - it really seems to get harder the older I get. Regarding food and alcohol during the two weeks I was there: I wasn't perfect but I am mostly happy about how I handled things. I n...
by Amy3010
Sat Jan 22, 2022 6:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Thanks Ladybird and Oolala! Excellent suggestions - get clear ahead of time on what I want to do, and imagine posting here to support that :mrgreen: Yes to reasonable limits, strategies, and not being mad at myself when I go to bed at night! Sometimes it feels annoying that I "have" to think about a...
by Amy3010
Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does Weight Watchers work?
Replies: 6
Views: 3098

Re: Does Weight Watchers work?

I agree - WW ignited years of disordered eating in me, and for a pretty price, too.
by Amy3010
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2318
Views: 1961344

Re: oolala53

I am glad to hear you are feeling so well! Thank goodness all the angst and uncertainty surrounding all that testing (six times? :shock: ) not to mention the cost didn't ruin your trip to the UK. They are incredibly strict there and testing is expensive. Our news reported yesterday that 10% of asymp...
by Amy3010
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Ladybird, thanks so much for your thoughts on this...I really appreciate your methodical approach, first determining what the actual specific problem is and then thinking about what the most useful solution to it would be. This is very helpful! The problem situation I worry about the most is getting...
by Amy3010
Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Holding steady at BMI of 24-25 with one day of fasting per week, combined with my other habits. I just hope I don't blow it all up with my upcoming trip to Texas to visit my mom (if we test negative for Covid that is, and can get on the plane) - being thrown into that food environment is going to be...
by Amy3010
Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 483
Views: 398973

Re: ladybird's check in

Great you are getting your third shot - what a relief! Fingers crossed you don't have too much discomfort afterwards. Covid changed my shopping and cooking habits, too - I used to be much more of a menu planner and shopped more frequently, and now I improvise a lot more with what I have in the house...
by Amy3010
Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2318
Views: 1961344

Re: oolala53

I am very sorry to hear you got Covid, although it is lucky your symptoms have been so mild. Frustrating when you have been careful with everything and still end up getting it. Especially when it makes you feel bad you might have exposed your friend's father. I have to get tested on Saturday so I ca...
by Amy3010
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 483
Views: 398973

Re: ladybird's check in

Good start to the year! :mrgreen:
by Amy3010
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sammy's Daily Check In
Replies: 124
Views: 68105

Re: Sammy's Daily Check In

How is being back on No-S going for you? I know what you mean about the discussion board!
by Amy3010
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 862
Views: 356367

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Getting through the holidays without gaining is huge! I find filling in the Habit Cal helps me stay on track, too.
by Amy3010
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Journey of Tobias and Mom
Replies: 37
Views: 28070

Re: The Journey of Tobias and Mom

That's great you have the whole family on the No-S page! Hope your move goes well!
by Amy3010
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this, Pink! I agree, habits should ideally become automatic to the point that you don't need to be externally motivated to keep doing them. You just do them without thinking about it. I am not yet there and I still have old habits that pop up if I am not vigilant....
by Amy3010
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Thank you, Ladybird!
by Amy3010
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 483
Views: 398973

Re: ladybird's check in

It sounds like the framework is ingrained, and that in itself is huge, regardless of whether the scale fluctuates. Smart of you to avoid it for the time being if it makes you agonize. Hang in there!
by Amy3010
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'
Replies: 164
Views: 213442

Re: Simmstone's 'Obsessive Moderation'

Those sound like reasonable goals to work towards!
by Amy3010
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:39 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 2 Year Check in
Replies: 4
Views: 2557

Re: 2 Year Check in

Congratulations on your success and thanks so much for sharing your experience with us - it is very encouraging to hear how No-S worked for you! Best wishes for the new year and continued peace with food!
by Amy3010
Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

I know what you mean, Pink, about going through phases with habits - I have done this, too. I guess I feel like all these years and years of doing No-S very imperfectly, but always having it as my home base, or default eating habits, has paid off in the end. There have been some recent discussions o...
by Amy3010
Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 862
Views: 356367

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

And focusing on how good it feels to have your clothes fit more comfortably is incredibly motivating! :mrgreen:
by Amy3010
Wed Dec 22, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Thanks, Pink! Yes, it makes me happy, it's been a long time coming. I was just thinking to myself that I finally feel like there are some habits I could really see doing for the rest of my life to be able to maintain my current weight - things like continuing on with No-S, the kind of foods I eat, a...
by Amy3010
Tue Dec 21, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Thanks Ladybird! WFPBNO = whole foods plant based no oil :mrgreen:
by Amy3010
Mon Dec 20, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Thanks, Pink! Things are moving along fine here - I will say that a side benefit to all the covid measures is not having a bunch of social engagements centered around food, which has made my December a lot easier with regards to sticking to my eating routine. So there's that. I have consciously made...
by Amy3010
Mon Dec 20, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 483
Views: 398973

Re: ladybird's check in

You have struggled this month but it sounds like you are working to get your body to trust that it isn't going to be underfed anymore, so that it doesn't send you those binge urges. This makes so much sense! Hang in there!
by Amy3010
Mon Dec 20, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 862
Views: 356367

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I'm sorry to hear you were struggling, but it is good that you are doing better now! It sounds like you are really exploring and paying attention to your body's hunger levels and figuring out what works for you. Ladybird is right, any meal is way more enjoyable when you are actually hungry for the f...
by Amy3010
Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: TeacherJ's Journal
Replies: 37
Views: 15586

Re: TeacherJ's Journal

How nice that you have figured out a pattern that works for you! Sometimes I think if we can work with our natural hunger schedule, and like you, eat a bit earlier, it really helps to stick to the No-S pattern.
by Amy3010
Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 862
Views: 356367

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Awww, it sounds like you struggled to get back on track after Thanksgiving - but you got back in the swing of things this week! And it gave you some valuable insight into your body's reaction to restriction. Like you, I find I have to walk a very fine line with restriction - if it tips over into too...
by Amy3010
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 483
Views: 398973

Re: ladybird's check in

Despite having a tough month, you managed to maintain, which is huge, AND fit into smaller trousers - well done. If we can use our habits to keep ourselves on an even keel even in challenging periods, that is one of the most important things we can learn from No-S. Hope December is kinder to you!
by Amy3010
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ~ Reviving Renee ~
Replies: 1456
Views: 1268075

Re: ~ Reviving Renee ~

Hi Renee, I remember you and am wishing you success on your journey - I totally understand getting sick of diet foods! Let's all just keep plugging along here :mrgreen:
by Amy3010
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 862
Views: 356367

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Well, it is always good to know you are holding steady! :mrgreen: I bet it will be a relief in a way to get back to normal eating next week. Thanksgiving isn't a holiday here in Belgium, just a normal weekday, so I never have to deal with the dietary fallout from it, for which I am grateful :wink: E...
by Amy3010
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Thanks, Pinkhippie! Yes, when you look back and see how your eating habits have slowly evolved over time, it's kind of amazing. Like you, even on days when I am not in full No-S mode, the habits are so ingrained now that I follow some of them without thinking about it. Like having one plate of food,...
by Amy3010
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 862
Views: 356367

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Congratulations on finishing NaNoWriMo and completing the first draft of your story! That is a huge accomplishment - well done! I know what you mean about the daily writing habit and not wanting to let go of it. I hope 750 words works well for you. I find it highly motivating to want to keep up my s...
by Amy3010
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Aww, thanks Pinkhippie. I tried 5:2 back in 2012 I think when the documentary first came out, and wasn't able to sustain it then, either. I have no idea why it has clicked for me now, but I think it has something to do with slowly changing my eating habits over the past decade. For the time being, t...
by Amy3010
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4580
Views: 2917480

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I understand your reasons for wanting plastic surgery. It's beautiful that you want to do it as a gift to yourself! I hope it all goes smoothly!
by Amy3010
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 862
Views: 356367

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Well done on resisting the stress eating - it is not easy when facing upheaval like the decision you had to make on the car. And NaNoWriMo, that is a big deal and it sounds like you are going to make it with that word count! I attempted it several times, and only managed to reach the final word coun...
by Amy3010
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 483
Views: 398973

Re: ladybird's check in

You are really on track - well done! :mrgreen:
by Amy3010
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Thanks, Ladybird!
by Amy3010
Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Another fully green week on both alcohol and No-S! I started doing 5:2 calorie cycling this week to give myself an extra boost before the holidays - https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/what-52-diet - it's basically two days a week where you limit yourself to 500 calories, and the rest of the day...
by Amy3010
Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Thanks Pinkhippie! So far still 100% on no alcohol, but the No-S side of things is another matter, although yesterday was green after the first half of the week being red. Going for a green Friday, to end the week on a high note.
by Amy3010
Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 862
Views: 356367

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Well done! Just take it day by day and before you know it, you'll have a whole string of sugar free days! :mrgreen:
by Amy3010
Mon Nov 08, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Carolyn's Check In
Replies: 62
Views: 19208

Re: Carolyn's Check In

Well done, also on getting your exercise in! Yes, I can imagine getting up at 4 am would mean you need an extra meal. I do a night shift once a month and I definitely need an extra small meal sometime during the night.
by Amy3010
Mon Nov 08, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 483
Views: 398973

Re: ladybird's check in

Looks like you were able to turn the week around - well done! Good luck this week!
by Amy3010
Mon Nov 08, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 862
Views: 356367

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Good luck with the sugar withdrawal...like you with sugar, I have come to a similar conclusion for myself with alcohol - it just doesn't do me any favors at all, so I decided to take a break until the end of the year. And you inspired me - I made potato soup last week and really enjoyed it! Glad you...
by Amy3010
Mon Nov 08, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Thanks for stopping by, Ladybird, Oolala & Pinkhippie! Interesting to know that how the weeks before the holidays can have such an impact on how well we do during the holidays themselves...even more motivation to tighten things up right now. Last week was not as good on the No-S side of things, but ...
by Amy3010
Sat Oct 30, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1154
Views: 873147

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Congratulations on your success on BLE! Well done! :mrgreen: I love how the No-S habits work so well with other dietary philosophies.
by Amy3010
Sat Oct 30, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2318
Views: 1961344

Re: oolala53

I admire the hard work you are doing to figure this all out - it sounds like it requires a lot of commitment. So frustrating when you feel like you are doing the right things and yet the labs don't support it (yet?). Hang in there!
by Amy3010
Sat Oct 30, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's Checking In Again
Replies: 62
Views: 11395

Re: Amy's Checking In Again

Wow, first fully green week I have had in AGES - and I am so pleased. I am really working hard to get good habits strongly established before the holiday craziness begins...
by Amy3010
Sat Oct 30, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 862
Views: 356367

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Well done on keeping green despite the dental work! And yum, potato soup, delicious, especially at this time of year!
by Amy3010
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Zenviolet’s daily check-in
Replies: 16
Views: 5952

Re: Zenviolet’s daily check-in

Welcome!
by Amy3010
Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 7 Years of No S Diet - With an integrated 24h Fast
Replies: 4
Views: 4417

Re: 7 Years of No S Diet - With an integrated 24h Fast

Thanks for sharing - it is so enlightening to hear from long term No-S'ers how things are going and how you have made the system work for you. Very inspirational!
by Amy3010
Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Carolyn's Check In
Replies: 62
Views: 19208

Re: Carolyn's Check In

Nice! :mrgreen:
by Amy3010
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Carolyn's Check In
Replies: 62
Views: 19208

Re: Carolyn's Check In

Yes, I love Habit Cal for that very reason. Enjoy your trip!
by Amy3010
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sammy's Daily Check In
Replies: 124
Views: 68105

Re: Sammy's Daily Check In

Slow and steady wins the race! :mrgreen:
by Amy3010
Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Carolyn's Check In
Replies: 62
Views: 19208

Re: Carolyn's Check In

That was a big benefit for me, too, when I started No-S - no more preparing separate meals. Have a great month! :mrgreen:
by Amy3010
Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Small steps to improve
Replies: 10
Views: 5022

Re: Small steps to improve

Welcome back! It sounds like you've had a lot going on. Hang in there!
by Amy3010
Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sammy's Daily Check In
Replies: 124
Views: 68105

Re: Sammy's Daily Check In

Welcome back, Sammy! I think a lot of us on these boards can relate to the pull of doing something that promises faster weight loss than No-S and then coming back to it after discovering that that other thing didn't work for us. Hang in there! It looks like you are halfway to your first goal - how g...
by Amy3010
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 483
Views: 398973

Re: ladybird's check in

I never thought of how even a small loss could have that effect, it's good you made that connection and have the awareness to know you just need to stick to the plan until your body gets settled.