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by lpearlmom
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 297
Views: 19942

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Intentional eating—I love it! So funny about bridgerton. I swear I think it’s doing wonders for a lot of marriages. I was listening to a podcast (bitch sesh) the other day and the host was saying how the show was responsible for things getting steamier in her marriage lately and I realized that was ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 608
Views: 110014

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

It sounds like you’re getting good at looking at the bigger picture and going along with the natural ebb and flow of things realizing that it all balances out in the end. I love taking days completely off and it’s usually followed by very productive days. So much better than when I try to force myse...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hippie: I totally agree about CCs. Actually when i look back on my college experience, my time at city college was one of the happiest times in my life. More so than my university years. I do feel slightly guilty for wanting to fix my teeth instead of embracing my uniqueness especially since sweetpe...
by lpearlmom
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 297
Views: 19942

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Sorry about your bad restaurant experience. Ugh, that would have bummed me out too but of course you couldn’t have know. Maybe you can still bake him a cake this weekend or something? In general though covid bdays just suck though so don’t feel too badly. Next year all our bdays will be epic! And om...
by lpearlmom
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you hippie. Your post made me tear up a little. It just so comforting that someone else can relate and understand what Im going through. I found a community college in Flagstaff that she could go to and then transfer straight to the university. They even have on campus housing at the universit...
by lpearlmom
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 297
Views: 19942

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I think that’s a good way of looking at it all. I tend to be so black and white with my eating. I tend to need to be eating perfectly according to plan or im bingeing which i also sometimes call intuitive eating. Really neither are realistic. Both are going to happen.
by lpearlmom
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3519
Views: 1371717

Re: automated eating tracker

Omygosh, how scary and stressful and ouch on the bill although of course I would have done the same. Im sorry your visit doesn’t sound very relaxing. Just glad flowerpup is gloing to be okay. Big hugs.
by lpearlmom
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 608
Views: 110014

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh gosh, it’s so upsetting whats going on in our nation. Totally understandable that you would try to comfort yourself. Im glad you felt better about your eating today though. Emotionally eating doesn’t usually feel too great in the end.

Anyway, hang in there. 💜
by lpearlmom
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Okay feeling a little better. I think the combo of drinking too much on vacation, forgetting to take my meds for 3 days, dealing with all the trauma of what happened at the capitol and just worrying about my girls kind of put me over the edge. At least there seem to be some consequences happening no...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Kind of a rough day. Its just that post vacation feeling of feeling behind. We had a ton of packages and mail to go through. Then i had to clean the kitchen and deal with 3 different grocery deliveries. I also had to take the dogs to the groomers, take rosebud to the store, make dinner, make cupcake...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

IThanks Jen & hippie. I guess i better get him some protein shakes! We ended up having a really amazing time. The hotel is just beautiful and the service was top notch. We went on a gorgeous hike on Thursday, then came back to our cottage and relaxed on the patio before going to dinner. It was delic...
by lpearlmom
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3519
Views: 1371717

Re: automated eating tracker

It’ll be nice to get away and see your family. Sounds like a complicated relationship with your brother and his wife. Hopefully he can stay strong. 💜
by lpearlmom
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

We are having a great time in Sedona. Our cottage is adorable and so nice to get away. We lit a fire and ordered drinks to be brought to the room. So despite an insane news day, we are enjoying ourselves. Doc is trying to lose weight with me and boy does he get hangry. He was kinda snappy with me fo...
by lpearlmom
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you Jen! Yes, im so excited to get away! Thank you hippie! It’s always nice having just one of the girls home but honestly they spend so much time in their rooms that it was barely any different. ☺️ Her puppy sure missed her though. She kept looking in rosebuds room for her. Well today was the...
by lpearlmom
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 608
Views: 110014

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Omygosh congratulations! You should feel proud. Thats quite an accomplishment especially with everything else you had going on. 💜💜💜 I know whatcha mean about the nutrition stuff. I think my youngest did get kinda weird about sugar for about a week when they were studying nutrition. She wanted to thr...
by lpearlmom
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3519
Views: 1371717

Re: automated eating tracker

Wow, so sorry about your friend that sounds really stressful and scary. :/ Ugh, you know how much ive struggled with my teens. Boy it’s just so tough sometimes. Im glad he apologized though. And it will get better. Sweetpea has become super easygoing ever since she hit that 17.5 year point. Hang in ...
by lpearlmom
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 608
Views: 110014

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

That 3 lbs will be gone in no time im sure. Sounds like youve got some great goals. I always feel better when we’re eating more homemade meals. Physically and emotionally. My love language must be food if thats a thing. ☺️
by lpearlmom
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks auto and hippie! It was so tough dropping her off this morning. This is the first time she’s gone to this school in person. Thats hard enough but to do it in the middle of a pandemic is extra scary. She was so nervous and it was even harder since it was still dark oot when i dropped her off t...
by lpearlmom
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 126812

Re: Alene's Check-in

I know. I’m not ready for winter break to be over but so glad you enjoyed your time off. Looks like you’re doing a challenge of sorts too! Gl!
by lpearlmom
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks Alene and auto! Well my eating has been a little crazy but I signed up fir a team weight loss challenge. The prize is 10k but really I’m just doing it to motivate me. I DO NOT like letting ppl down. I won’t even tell you the amount I need to lose in 3 mos in order to have a shot at winning th...
by lpearlmom
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 297
Views: 19942

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Me too on the cleanliness thing. Im just so much calmer and legit happier when our house is clean. I think im just very effected by my environment in general which is super annoying to ppl i think. If i dont like the vibe of a place, i just wont eat or shop there. I refuse to step into a Walmart bec...
by lpearlmom
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3519
Views: 1371717

Re: automated eating tracker

Sorry you’re struggling. I swear I’ve been fantasizing about having the whole house to myself for just even a couple of hours. 9 mos of constant togetherness is tough! Is there a coffee shop or anything that you can go to? We have some local coffee places open with 6 far apart tables, but I’m guessi...
by lpearlmom
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Lol, auto. He did good! I got him a really nice guitar🎸 so hopefully he’s happy too. Thanks Jen, hippie, and April! April, they sound funny but are just very plain small low-fat chocolate cookies from Trader Joe’s. Things are good but omg my weight doesn’t want to budge. I’m hanging in there though ...
by lpearlmom
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 297
Views: 19942

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

That overwhelmed feeling is horrible. I use a bullet journal and map out my whole week. I try to make sure there’s not too much on a given day and that has really helped me. After i map it out im not allowed to add anything else (unless it’s an ER). Instead i write it under the “next week” box. That...
by lpearlmom
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3519
Views: 1371717

Re: automated eating tracker

Oh boy what a dream! To say we are all getting burnt out is an understatement. Hang in there and be kind to yourself. I know youll turn things around because ive seen you struggle before and you always manage to do so. You have a lot more discipline than most or at least moi! I went to the donner pa...
by lpearlmom
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Keep it Simple at 50
Replies: 50
Views: 3445

Re: April's Keep it Simple at 50

Oh man so sorry to hear that you had covid. Seems like different ppl respond very differently to it. I do remember DH being pretty weak for a few days after the worst was over. Probably about 3 weeks total of feeling unwell. Now it’s like he never had it though so hang in there and be easy on yourse...
by lpearlmom
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks for the Hanukkah wishes! I love Hanukkah so much because we spend family time together every night lighting candles & opening gifts (we do a gift a night). Doc gave me a beautiful gucci purse. I had sent him a link but didnt think he’d really buy it. ☺️ My mom is still here and its been reall...
by lpearlmom
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3519
Views: 1371717

Re: automated eating tracker

I’m so sorry you’re struggling. I’m so burnt out on all of this too and yeah mostly it’s hard to watch how it’s effecting my kids. I’m fine but really miss certain freedoms. It’s just tough all around. There is help right around the corner though. Doc gets his first vaccine next week! Interestingly,...
by lpearlmom
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

So tired!

Break: yogurt, fruit, nuts
Lunch: rice crackers, apples
Dinner: poke bowl, 2 glasses wine
Dessert: few pieces chocolate (it’s Hanukkah)

Weigh: 177 lbs
Steps 17k
Exercise: walked dogs; treadmill
by lpearlmom
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks auto & hippie for the support & understanding. It’s tough but shes also getting pretty lonely and i have to take into account her emotional health as well. We are about as safe as can be. I go to the store sometimes but mostly we get our groceries delivered. Doc probably still as some immunit...
by lpearlmom
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 837
Views: 276412

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

automatedeating wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:04 pm
We are a band of brave experimenters!

Love this & I so appreciate everyone’s support of all my crazy ideas through the years.

I’m glad you’re figuring out what works for you Octavia ! 💜
by lpearlmom
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3519
Views: 1371717

Re: automated eating tracker

Ooooh a misty forest sounds amazing. There’s something about being in nature that is sooo ... centering. I need to spend more time outdoors. I’m glad the hiking with the boys is going okay. I may send my girls to you! ;)
by lpearlmom
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

A pretty good day. Rosebud got her permit! 😱 I can’t believe I have to do this all over again. And because of covid we probably can’t get her lessons like we did with sweetpea. This should be interesting. My mom is coming Thursday for Hanukkah. We went back and forth about whether or not this was a ...
by lpearlmom
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I swear I think it’s true auto! Me and my new scale are getting off to a good start though. Down a couple pounds today—woot! 177.6 lbs 16k steps Breakfast: grapes, pumpkin muffins Dinner: butternut squash & kale soup Dessert: sf cocoa, handful choc chips Exercise: 16k steps —walked dogs; treadmill
by lpearlmom
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Im so glad your daughter is thriving kathleen. That’s fantastic. Today was kind of a emotional rollercoaster. I kind of had a meltdown when i weighed myself this morning because my weight hasn’t budged even the tiniest bit in days. Im just feeling like a but of a failure in everything i do i guess. ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3519
Views: 1371717

Re: automated eating tracker

So sorry about your FIl. So hard. I admire your persistence with dog training. I’m the laziest dog owner. Cupcake goes crazy every time we pass another person walking a dog and I just turn around or just run fast past them. 😊. She does know a few tricks thanks to rosebud though. There’s nothing cute...
by lpearlmom
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Yeah I don’t actually care what college she goes to. It is just hard always living in my sisters shadow. In high school ppl would say “omg, are you ms perfect’s sister”. Intellectually I know I’m being silly but there’s a part of me that still wishes I could just beat her at something. Not going to ...
by lpearlmom
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Don’t apologize Kathleen! I always appreciate your perspective. You have gone through much of the stuff I’m struggling with now. My niece did take a gap year this year because yeah no way was she paying Brown University prices for an online experience. I think if she can pull off at least Cs this se...
by lpearlmom
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 297
Views: 19942

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Oh boy this whole eating thing is so tricky. At first I felt like IE would be the answer to restrictive eating but then after awhile it starts to feel like just as maddening as restrictive dieting. It’s just another box I try to fit myself into. In reality maybe we need to take what feels good from ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you for the support and reassurance auto! I just have to have faith she will figure it out. And yes, Ivy League doesn’t mean happiness. It’s just so annoying that no matter what i do , it’ll never get to the level my sister is at. I swear i think she even remodeled her house just because our h...
by lpearlmom
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks pinky! Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday so was a great day for him to propose which doc did in front of like 30 family members. 😊 Our trip was fantastic! Nobody fought at all. That never happens on vacation. Went a family hike on Thanksgiving morning and then came home to cook. Everything...
by lpearlmom
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 608
Views: 110014

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

So glad your break went well and that your eating was enjoyable!
by lpearlmom
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3519
Views: 1371717

Re: automated eating tracker

Congrats on finishing the videos. I’m doing the same with my drinking. The 100 days off was good but it is so nice to be able to have a glass or two of wine to relax in the evening. I’m trying to do at least 2 days off a week with no more than 8 glasses a total for the week. I use an app to help me ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Keep it Simple at 50
Replies: 50
Views: 3445

Re: April's Keep it Simple at 50

As you probably already know, I can relate 100%. Been there many a time and I think a break is a fantastic idea. Just step away from it all for awhile and see how that feels.

Best of luck & *hugs*
by lpearlmom
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

6970F628-0034-4BFC-A07C-6AFC70B43D1B.jpeg From our stargazing deck. Couldn’t make it straight! Thank you ladies! ( April, I don’t know that song I don’t think. ) It really is beautiful up here and SO nice to have a change of scenery! When I heard the girls running around in excitement when we got h...
by lpearlmom
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1803
Views: 1277254

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Hi Kathleen! Great to hear from you & glad you’re hanging in there. I really admire how much restraint you have with money. Doc & I are much better these days but we do love to splurge now and then. Have you heard of healthy wager? I’ve been looking at it for some extra motivation and it occurred to...
by lpearlmom
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Oh boy, yes nursing definitely requires snacks! Yeah, i think i need to calm down my black and white thinking a bit. Omg, we need to get out of the house! We are turning into zombies i swear. Im so happy we’re going to go to Sedona Tuesday. The house is beautiful and the girls each have their own ro...
by lpearlmom
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 297
Views: 19942

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Oh trust me—i eat plenty of french fries & chocolate along with the more nutritious stuff! ☺️
by lpearlmom
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dana's Daily
Replies: 24
Views: 7309

Re: Dana's Daily

Welcome back!
by lpearlmom
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Wow you guys are great! Auto, I can’t tell you how reassuring it is to hear that you approach this all with shades of gray. I think of you as like the NoS model student so that really helps me to feel a lot better. Do I see a book in your future 50 shades of Nos? 😆 Hippie: it sounds like you are sim...
by lpearlmom
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 297
Views: 19942

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Omygosh right there with you. It’s like it almost feels as really restrictive eating in some ways. Every time i even had an inkling for food, id feel like i should eat it or id be depriving (dieting). Then id end up grazing all day which feels like crap and i end up gaining. I dont know why i keep h...
by lpearlmom
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3519
Views: 1371717

Re: automated eating tracker

I’m so glad you worked things out with your friend. I hate all this us vs. them stuff that’s so prevalent in politics these days. At the end of the day we all just want a good life for ourselves and our family. We may just have different ideas on how to achieve that. Boy I wish I had the gumption to...
by lpearlmom
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 608
Views: 110014

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh man, I could have written that post about sweetpea who is also 17 1/2. She is failing English of all things. This is usually her strongest subject so I don’t know what’s going. She’s not doing so hot in her other classes either. I’m having a hard time backing off, but I think that’s what I need t...
by lpearlmom
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Keep it Simple at 50
Replies: 50
Views: 3445

Re: April's Keep it Simple at 50

Hi April, just wondering how you were doing and if your new plan was working out. I know what you mean about IF. It was so good till it wasn’t. I had really bad backlash as well in the end. I really enjoyed the energy too but then I read that it’s due to the body needing food so badly that it’s tryi...
by lpearlmom
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 837
Views: 276412

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I started a response to your post but it got too long so I just posted it under my thread, but ultimately I think there are just no easy answers I guess. We may not be able to really have much permanent effect on our weight but we can create a pattern of behaviors that will at least give us some pea...
by lpearlmom
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I like Christy Harrison, Isabel foxen duke, the body love society, rebecca stritchfield, Alison Rumsey and I think you already know about the F-it Diet. I have to say as good as intuitive feeling feels after a long stint of dieting, I don’t think it’s really a good fit got me. A lot of it is good li...
by lpearlmom
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

No worries! Btw, i sent you a pm.
by lpearlmom
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks for the support Jen!

Oolala: we all have our own journeys. You do you and I will do ME. Thx!
by lpearlmom
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hippie, the word guidelines definitely has a better feel to it. Im so glad you’re going to be getting a little break. You certainly have earned it! Jen, yes i think deep down i feel like IE is going to be the only way i will ever be able to truly make peace with food. It’s tough though because first...
by lpearlmom
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 837
Views: 276412

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

This eating/weight/body stuff is so difficult. The interesting question I think is how would we eat if weight was out of the picture. As I realize how little control I actually have over my weight I’ve been thinking about what that would look like. It’s hard to separate though because diet culture i...
by lpearlmom
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 608
Views: 110014

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh glad you took care of your toe and that your family is stepping up to help out! I remember how good it felt to have my family take care of things after my gallbladder surgery. Even if they don’t always help out , I know they’ll step up when it really counts.

Happy healing! 💜
by lpearlmom
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 126812

Re: Alene's Check-in

Hi Alene, I’m so happy to hear you are reconnecting with yoga and generally feeling good. I’m right there with you about letting go of 4 years of stress. When I saw that we were winning PA, I just starting crying because I knew we had it in the bag. I think this is the first time I’ve slept well in ...
by lpearlmom
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3519
Views: 1371717

Re: automated eating tracker

Hi Auto sorry to hear about your recent funk. I’m right there with you. I’m having pandemic burnout I think. I’ve been fighting it the last few days but decided to just embrace it today and am curled up on the couch. Hoping tomorrow I wake up refreshed and ready to jump back into things. I get pushi...
by lpearlmom
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks for all the Anniversary wishes! We went to Tucson for a Night and it was really nice to get away. Thanks oolala! I made it to day 100 as of yesterday. I’m not sure what I’ll do going forward but am definitely going to try stay more mindful with my drinking. I do notice my depression has been ...
by lpearlmom
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3519
Views: 1371717

Re: automated eating tracker

I’m so sorry you are having such a rough time. It seems very unfair considering how much work you put into to everything. That must feel really frustrating to say the least. It really is crazy that your blood sugar is better with drinking but your mood is better without it. Geez! 🤦🏼‍♀️ You may alrea...
by lpearlmom
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 837
Views: 276412

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I didn’t know they had scales that do that, but this is the app I use.

https://happyscale.com/
by lpearlmom
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 837
Views: 276412

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Yay! That’s fantastic! Staying off the scales is great. I’ve been back to weighing daily. I don’t know if it’s a good idea or not but using the Happy Scale app helps a lot. It gives you a moving average and shows you how much you’re losing a week (on average). You put in a weekly goal and you can se...
by lpearlmom
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Regina's Daily Check In
Replies: 20
Views: 9510

Re: Regina's Daily Check In

Wb. I definitely relate on every level. Been dieting since I was 10 which set my on a destructive path of diet/binge for many years. I got SO sick of restricting that about 15 years ago I just decided to stop dieting completely. The only problem was I didn’t know any other way of eating that didn’t ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3519
Views: 1371717

Re: automated eating tracker

You’re not a mess! Your body is just trying to tell you to slow down. Good for you for listening. Youll be back to your old energizing bunny self soon enough. Jealous of your rain.
by lpearlmom
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Haley's daily check in
Replies: 42
Views: 2178

Re: Haley's daily check in

Good for you for not letting your “fail” derail you. It definitely took me awhile to get a 21 day green streak. I like the other suggestion to look at your whole month with the olympics framework. 1 red=gold; 2 red=silver ;3 reds=bronze. That helps a bit with perfectionist thinking perhaps. Glad you...
by lpearlmom
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 126812

Re: Alene's Check-in

Sounds like a busy but exciting time! Your baked goods sound wonderful. Are you a big baker?

Enjoy your date night! 💜
by lpearlmom
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

C448EAEA-3CF2-4C16-840F-487E4C3BD9AC.jpeg Thx alene. She’s not happy with her e-collar poor baby. I think it’s really good we’re being mindful of our drinking. This challenge has been good for me because at least I know i can take a break if needed. Having relatives that struggle with alcohol makes...
by lpearlmom
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3519
Views: 1371717

Re: automated eating tracker

Oh no, hope they feel better soon!
by lpearlmom
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Today was fine but I didn’t have time to workout. Hopefully tomorrow. I didn’t even walk the dogs since cupcake is still recovering & my step count was dismal. Our anniversary is sunday so doc took a couple days off. I wanted to go to a hotel for at least one night but he said he might have to deal ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 126812

Re: Alene's Check-in

Somehow I missed your husband was getting tested but SO glad he’s okay! (I think you distracted me with the view😊).
by lpearlmom
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I know auto. It’s complicated at least for those of us that have trouble with just having one. Quitting completely seems easier in a way because the boundaries are clearer (like NoS) but it seems so sad to never be able to have a nice glass of wine while going out to dinner, or a margarita at a Mexi...
by lpearlmom
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 126812

Re: Alene's Check-in

Omygosh what a beautiful view. Im so envious!
by lpearlmom
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks auto! You did a whole year though right? I originally thought id do a full year but now Im thinking Id just like to moderate a little better. I guess it’ll take a bit of experimenting to see what feels right. One thing is for sure. My skin looks so much better & I do not miss hangovers . Well...
by lpearlmom
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 837
Views: 276412

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I hate that stupid scale. I think you are doing really well and agree with soprano. It’s so common to be gaining at our age (I’m 52). Losing any weight especially without extreme measures is fantastic.

Give yourself some credit. You are doing great. 💜
by lpearlmom
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3519
Views: 1371717

Re: automated eating tracker

I’m so impressed with your nutritional knowledge. I wish doc was half as on top of his health as you are. I really worry for him sometimes.
by lpearlmom
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 126812

Re: Alene's Check-in

It sounds like things are going really well. So glad to hear! Your hair sounds super cute. I really think most ppl look better with short to medium length hair. Can you believe I still haven’t gotten a haircut since the pandemic started? Mine is getting long for me (shoulder length) and I’m enjoying...
by lpearlmom
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you auto, Octavia & Alene! Yes, hopefully I’m still functional. 😊 Hippie, glad to know I’m not alone. I definitely think it has to do with this surreal existence we’re living in. The girls are still doing well but I’m feeling sick still so got a covid test today. Again. I’ve tried so hard to b...
by lpearlmom
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Brain fog today.

Breakfast: melon, smoothie, nuts
Lunch: homemade crackers
Dinner: sushi, shrimp cocktail
Dessert: handful chocolate chips, sf mocha

Rest day
Day 67 AF (i think)
by lpearlmom
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3519
Views: 1371717

Re: automated eating tracker

I keep hearing about that documentary but cant bring myself to watch it. Im already off Facebook and barely on Instagram these days though.
by lpearlmom
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 297
Views: 19942

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I keep thinking a road trip sounds fun. Just to get away for a bit sounds lovely. Im so glad your son is doing well. I have heard it’s pretty mild with younger ppl as im sure you have too. Glad it seems true in his case. Agree also on the fun foods. Ive been allowing myself a small dessert each nigh...
by lpearlmom
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks auto! I’m feeling better but I’m just so tired lately. Not sure what’s going on. Thx Jen. I am enjoying the running but today my knee started hurting. Hoping it’ll pass. Yeah, I know it’s hard not to worry but I I just try not to stress about their eating too much. It seems like it balances o...
by lpearlmom
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you hippie! I’m really enjoying the running but I do run SUPER slow. The challenge is going really well too. I’m just trying to figure out what my drinking will look like after this. I know Ellyn Satter is awesome. Whenever I start to get stressed out about eating/nutrition I pull that book ou...
by lpearlmom
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Was a good day. Day 63 AF The alcohol free challenge is going really well. I feel great and feel like my mind is getting sharper. Feeling more like my old self. I am a little sad that i cant have wine for our anniversary dinner coming up but itll be okay. Breakfast: watermelon, yogurt, grapes Snack:...
by lpearlmom
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Today was really good. I cannot believe how much better sweetpea is doing. Now im wondering if she just had depression all this time. I dunno but she’s super engaged in life again and it’s great to see. Rosebud is doing well also. She decided not to go back to in person school after all. I think tha...
by lpearlmom
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 608
Views: 110014

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Exercise is the best! I really like taking several days off now & then. It always feels so good to get back to it.
by lpearlmom
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3519
Views: 1371717

Re: automated eating tracker

Sounds like a fun day! All those desserts sound super yummy—enjoy!
by lpearlmom
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks so much Octavia! If we dont get a new president Im moving! Today was pretty good. Doc has the weekend off and boy does he like to keep me busy. It seems like he asks me where something is every 5 mins. Oh well, i am happy to spend some time with him. The girls are both doing good today. Sweet...
by lpearlmom
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 837
Views: 276412

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I’m so psyched you enjoyed running today! That’s exactly how I started out. The program I did was a six week thing that started out with 5 min walking and 1 min running. Each week it’d add more running on till we did a full 30 mins of running. I love Tommy Rivers the trainer for the iFit program. Hi...
by lpearlmom
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Ohmygoodness... yes i did have that good day but things went off the rails just after that. I really haven’t felt up to writing about it but the girls got into an ugly fight which caused sweetpea to spiral for a bit. Shes now on anti-depressants and boy does she seem much better. My eating has been ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1803
Views: 1277254

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Doing okay?
by lpearlmom
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 297
Views: 19942

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

So sorry about your son. Wishing him speedy recovery.
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Journey of Tobias and Mom
Replies: 17
Views: 8634

Re: The Journey of Tobias and Mom

Hi & wb! It’s definitely harder not to snack while staying home so much. I think it’s great you are trying to model a healthy relationship with food for your son. I know when I was around 10, I started to gain a little weight and I went on my first diet (Scarsdale diet). My parents were ALWAYS on a ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 608
Views: 110014

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh dear, that school situation sounds like a nightmare. I know all the districts and teachers are doing their best but I agree that the system they’re using seems very challenging. You are doing a great job of making the most of the situation and I hope you’re giving yourself credit for that. I neve...
by lpearlmom
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4391
Views: 1893990

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Yes, Octavia you totally get it. I was so happy to see sweetpea in clean clothes today. Her mood was really good today. I’m reading a lot about bipolar disorders and it’s really helping me to understand her different moods. It all just makes so much more sense now. I’m surprised that her therapist s...
by lpearlmom
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 837
Views: 276412

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

You’re doing great. I noticed how important it is to eat enough at my mealtimes. Sometimes I feel like it seems like too much when I see the amount on my plate but then I remind myself that when I graze all day, I’m probably eating way more than that. It’s just easier to trick myself when it’s not p...