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by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 406
Views: 64316

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh i was so into the low fat thing for many years. Dr ornish was my bible. I felt okay in it but i dont want a life without avocado, cheese or chocolate bars. ☺️ Glad you got your gutters!
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 448
Views: 81958

Re: Alene's Check-in

That’s annoying that someone is criticizing teachers for the last semester. Nobody was prepared for the pandemic and i for one was impressed with how quickly the teacher’s pulled it together as best they could under the circumstances. I don't think ppl realize what a challenging job teaching is. Any...
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3191
Views: 1144552

Re: automated eating tracker

Oh boy, my dogs have to deal with triple digits which means only early morning or sunset walks. 🐕
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 115
Views: 2077

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

“ Makes me think that too much effort backfires for me & I’m better off with a looser, 3 meals a day, don’t worry about the rest approach. There’s less to rebel against when I don’t feel like I’m putting much effort in ;lol:”

Great observation. I definitely find that to be true too.
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 723
Views: 213397

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Yes it’s not a quick fix. Sometimes it takes awhile for the scales to catch up to us. I get frustrated with the scales too but what’s the alternative right? Now that i stopped IF, my brain has been quieted again. It’s so nice!

Anyway, you’re doing great!
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thx Jen, I guess the words still out on immunity but hopefully! Thank you auto. I have to say that your alcohol free journey planted a seed in me awhile ago & has been so inspiring. If you have any reading, podcasts or blog recommendations please pass them on! Thank you hippie! I used to be a really...
by lpearlmom
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 406
Views: 64316

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I think its important to experiment with food and see what works best. I do best with basically everything in moderation. I dont eat meat but do eat fish and everything else is fair game. Do what feels good. No explanations needed.

Hope ypur ankle feels better soon!
by lpearlmom
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks Octavia! I haven’t heard about dr livingston but not sure how i feel about the whole inner pig thing. :D Anyway, i have heard we have a limited amount of willpower so when we’re trying to lose weight we have to use all of our willpower and usually our willpower eventually runs out and we brea...
by lpearlmom
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks hippie, auto & alene! It’s good to be back. Oh boy did i speak too soon though. The girls had a fight last night and I stupidly tried to intervene which probably made things worse. Now Rosebud isnt talking to me or sweetpea. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Hopefully their therapist will help us get back on track. I kn...
by lpearlmom
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 115
Views: 2077

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Right there with you in regards to IE. Way too much thinking and decision making. It just made my brain hurt and i never could get it to work for me. Im glad you’re enjoying the structure of NoS. When im in the grove of it, it just feels so good. Also, super envious of your trip but i get wanting to...
by lpearlmom
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 495
Views: 347028

Re: The Daily Dandelion

Wow, your words really resonated with me and probably would with many many women. I hate how much time I’ve wasted trying to grapple with this “problem” yet it feels like there’s no way out. I do think NoS is a nice compromise. Not too extreme in either way. I’ve done extreme and it never works out....
by lpearlmom
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 495
Views: 347028

Re: The Daily Dandelion

Wow, your words really resonated with me and probably would with many many women. I hate how much time I’ve wasted trying to grapple with this “problem” yet it feels like there’s no way out. I do think NoS is a nice compromise. Not too extreme in either way. I’ve done extreme and it never works out....
by lpearlmom
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412245

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

You are doing great and I definitely believe letting go of weight loss goals is worthwhile. I like what Reinhard says about focusing on having ideal habits rather than ideal weight. When you have ideal habits you will be at your ideal weight. It may be higher than you’d hope for based in societies r...
by lpearlmom
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3191
Views: 1144552

Re: automated eating tracker

I’m so thrilled for you about your new work opportunity. It seems like such a good fit for you. Congrats! 🎈
by lpearlmom
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 448
Views: 81958

Re: Alene's Check-in

You sound so good, happy and engaged. It’s wonderful to see. I’m excited to hear more about your house. I hope you’ll post pics soon.
by lpearlmom
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 723
Views: 213397

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Yay on your weight going down but sorry about the heat. It’s 114 here today of that makes you feel any better. On the plus side I think it’s helping to kill the covid. 🤞

Keep up the good work. I’d be thrilled to have a green month!!
by lpearlmom
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 406
Views: 64316

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

21 miles—wow! Your food sounds delicious and the important thing is that you enjoyed it. That’s exactly what S days are for, right? So cool about the farmers market. We have one that offers that too. It’s a drive but such a treat and I love supporting anything locally grown. Squash sounds good. I’m ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks everyone for the supportive replies. Ive been all over the place with my eating and up about 5 lbs despite being very consistent with my exercise. Funnily enough ive decided I want to give NoS another go. I guess it’s not that surprising. Im reading a book by a neuroscientist about why diets ...
by lpearlmom
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Ive read all the IE books, all the body acceptance books, all the diet books, all ithe Intermittent fasting books, all of it and none of it worked. Really when i lost those last 40 lbs i only loosely did NoS. I really did my own thing. I was just very motivated. Oolala, i didnt say i was going to do...
by lpearlmom
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3191
Views: 1144552

Re: automated eating tracker

Yay so excited for you about your sabbatical! Definitely a good idea not to plan too much.
by lpearlmom
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Youre right oolala and I’ve decided it’s crazy to strive for such an unattainable goal. Yes if im honest with myself that is my dream weight but the reality is my weight keeps coming back to the high 160s and thats just where it wants to be for better or worse. I think i just need to be the best, he...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1799
Views: 1163264

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

I think focusing on walking is a great idea. It’s less frustrating focusing on something we can do (exercise) instead of something we’re not supposed to do (eating). Also, sometimes we need a break from trying. Maybe you’ll find you want it to be a permanent break & the walking is enough. Either gl ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 530
Views: 260756

Re: Worth it check-in

So good to hear from you worth and happy to see you’re doing so well! Everything you are focusing on sounds wonderful and is very inspiring! I’ve been working out more too since I’ve been staying more as well. Also, still fasting but it’s a very “dirty” fast which works better for me. Don’t tell Gin...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 723
Views: 213397

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Oh I really like Leslie Sansone ! I think beauty comes in all sizes & nothing wrong with thinking anyone’s adorable! The trick is feeling you’re adorable too! 😊
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 448
Views: 81958

Re: Alene's Check-in

Happy Birthday & Anniversary! 🎉🥂

I’m excited for you about your plan. I’m also feeling ready to go forward with my weight loss and have been listening to a lot of weight loss memoirs to keep me motivated.

I’ve got about 40 lbs to go. We’ve got this! 💜
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 115
Views: 2077

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

A lot of good insight here! I wanted IE to work for so badly because it it seems like it should work and makes sense intellectually but time & tine again it fails miserably every time. However, the IE principals within a more narrow framework like IF or NoS can work beautifully. It’s hard being arou...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 406
Views: 64316

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Congratulations on the internship!

My shih tzu has a really hard time with fireworks and other loud noises. I think they’ve got very sensitive ears. We give her meds on the 4th, NYE etc and it helps tremendously. So far the puppy seems fine with it though—yay!!
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3191
Views: 1144552

Re: automated eating tracker

Yay! Congratulations about your sabbatical! Hoping we both get some alone time this fall! My kids school has already been delayed by 2 weeks but it will start virtually. I used to struggle with whether or not to do things just for the sake of vanity, but now I don’t really care. If it’s something I ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Octavia, so great to see you back! I take breaks now & then but always come back. Posting is just so helpful to me and i love stay up on everyone’s journey. Motivation can be tricky especially when ive got plenty of ppl who seem to like me just the way that i am & ive got no major weight related hea...
by lpearlmom
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 406
Views: 64316

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

It’s awesome that you were able to recognize what you needed in that moment and find a way to meet that need. It really makes such a difference. I have such a hard time with boundaries which means i tend to put everyone else's needs before my own. I also tend to forget im not responsible for everyon...
by lpearlmom
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 96582

Re: Larkspur's check-in

Sorry about your health problems. Isnt it fun being 50? Definitely harder to lose weight but i do think the fasting helps. Hope things start to improve for you!
by lpearlmom
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks hippie! Yes, you hit the nail on the head. I really spent some time thinking about my why & just got really honest with myself. What i realized was i cannot be at this weight AND be completely happy. I also realized that im unable to fully be happy for others when im not completely happy with...
by lpearlmom
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi lark, I use unsweetened cocoa powder, monk fruit sweetener , and a little almond milk. I can’t have caffeine so use Pero which is a dried coffee substitute. So all of it is fake but it’s so good! 😊
by lpearlmom
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Nothing exciting to report. 168 lbs 21.1% ( working again). Break: sf “mocha” Lunch: small smoothie Dinner: shrimp curry, glass of wine 🍷 Dessert: lots of grapes Exercise: 15 min run, 2 min walk, 10 min run, cool down Was very challenging especially since a lot of it was on a 6-15 incline, but i did...
by lpearlmom
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 406
Views: 64316

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh dear, you know I can relate. That emotional stuff can be so difficult to deal with at this age. It’s exhausting & draining. Be kind to yourself. We will get through this, right?? 😊
by lpearlmom
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi heather, yeah i hope so. My stupid fat % thing on my scale suddenly stopped working so i have no idea. i think 2-3x a week is probably a good happy medium. My friend says she only weighs herself on those days when she’s feeling lighter & avoids weighing on days following a big eating day. That wa...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1799
Views: 1163264

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Don’t be embarrassed, i never know what day it is! I gained back all the weight i lost fasting too yet I keep going back to it. I think it’s because i start to resent the 1 plate rule after awhile and i refuse to count calories or carbs so im left with fasting which eventually gets tiresome too. If ...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 601
Views: 148766

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Your food always looks so good! Thank you for running for office! Women are our only hope at this point. You are amazing! 💜
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3191
Views: 1144552

Re: automated eating tracker

I love all things fermented too especially sauerkraut and kimchi! Please tell me you have The Art of Fermentation? It’s just a fabulous book! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0083JQCF2/ref=dbs_a_def_awm_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0 Your hike sounds so lovely and good luck with the cleaning! Have I mention...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 406
Views: 64316

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

So happy to see you still doing so,well. I love that you are really tuning into your body to try to meet it’s needs. It’s kind of like combining intuitive eating with nos shich is kind of brilliant!
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Been a bit since ive checked in but hanging in there. Thanks for stopping by oolala! I have faith my girls will work this out and get along in adulthood. I think ive read that more than half of siblings have a good relationship as adults. Im definitely a glass half full kind of girl. It’s going to t...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 448
Views: 81958

Re: Alene's Check-in

Have a wonderful time! 💜
by lpearlmom
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2219
Views: 1232607

Re: oolala53

Oh darn sorry about the pic but even more sorry about the heartburn. :/ I’ve written about it on my thread but struggled a lot with it over the past few years. I think everyone has different triggers so yeah it’s good to a keep a diary and try to find your triggers. Here’s what helped me—gave up all...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 601
Views: 148766

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Your Mexican meal sounds great. I have to say being able to get booze delivered is pretty fun! ☺️

Im trying to drink more water too but as my husband always says “there’s plenty of water in coffee and beer!” 😁
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 448
Views: 81958

Re: Alene's Check-in

Yay! Im so excited for you and love the idea of you just “being” for a bit. When i sent my youngest daughter to school, everyone would ask me what i was going to do now with all my free time. I was like I don't know probably stare at a wall for a few hrs. After being home all day with two intense ki...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 406
Views: 64316

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Your bike ride sounds wonderful. I hated running for a long time but am starting to enjoy it in small doses. I think the key for me is to not overdo it and work up slowly to longer distances. Your hubby sounds amazing! I love that he said that to you. As much as most of us love hearing how good we l...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1799
Views: 1163264

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Camping is a great idea. No, my oldest will be a senior and my youngest will be a sophomore. How did that happen?? ☺️
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2219
Views: 1232607

Re: oolala53

59C4BA80-0808-4D45-91F5-8CAE4113F307.jpeg Glad you’re in a good place (more or less) with your eating. Im impressed you’re sticking with meditating. I can never really get started with it but sure it would be helpful. Also, did i miss something? Are you living with your sister in law (sil?). I was ...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 46
Views: 11112

Re: April's Fresh Start

April, glad to see you posting again. That’s great that you’ll be able to work a bit again and even greater that you love your job. It’s definitely a stressful,, uncertain time. The riots are scary but also exciting to see people are finally waking up. Hopefully we will see some positive changes fro...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3191
Views: 1144552

Re: automated eating tracker

Glad your back is feeling a little better. Back pain is the worst. Sorry to hear challenger is not being supportive but he will survive and it’ll probably be good for him. It sounds like it’ll definitely be good for you & the rest of the family and that's all that really matters. Maybe he can get a ...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Haven’t posted in a few days but hanging in there. The girls got into a fight on Wednesday night and things have been a bit tense. Luckily, they both had a therapy session the following day and she was able to calm them down a bit. I can’t tell you how much i love their therapist. She is really good...
by lpearlmom
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you Alene, hippie, auto and Jen! This group is so supportive. Your response made me cry and laugh (auto😄) and definitely felt much better knowing I’m not alone. I really don’t know what I’d do with out you all. 💜 Well Rosebud ended up apologizing to me which is pretty rare for her so I feel li...
by lpearlmom
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3191
Views: 1144552

Re: automated eating tracker

We are fans of Dave’s killer bread as well. I’ve been wanting to make sourdough bread for awhile but everyone keeps saying how much work it is to keep a starter. I have been making no knead bread though and loving it. The longer you keep it in the frig (up to 7 days) the more sour it gets. So I gues...
by lpearlmom
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 448
Views: 81958

Re: Alene's Check-in

Wow you sound like you’re in a great place! Love the idea of cutting down on electronics. I deleted my Facebook account recently and it’s been very freeing!

GL with the last of your paperwork. You definitely sound motivated. 🌺
by lpearlmom
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I know, right auto? Awww thanks, i would love to write a book about all this craziness. Not sure i have the discipline though but would be cool. ☺️ Hippie: thanks for the support. I would love just a weekend away! Yes, 19/5 is feeling good right now. It’s short enough of a window to feel like i cant...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 448
Views: 81958

Re: Alene's Check-in

Omg, did realize that spellcheck made “countries” into “questions”. I really need to slow down. Thx for knowing what I meant though Auto! ☺️☺️☺️☺️
by lpearlmom
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 406
Views: 64316

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Totally get about being let down once you reach a goal weight. I think that’s why I would try to get to a lower and lower weight no matter what weight I reached. Definitely not healthy but whenever I think about reaching my goal weight it’s like “then what”? I’ve been dieting and trying to get to a ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Another emotional day. I made reservations at a high end restaurant for the end of june. I was hoping it’d give us all something to look forward to as we havent eaten in a restaurant since like march. It sounds like they’re being v careful. Anyway i told sweetpea her and rosebud need to be at least ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1799
Views: 1163264

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

That makes sense. My kids are really struggling. Hope you’re doing okay!
by lpearlmom
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 448
Views: 81958

Re: Alene's Check-in

Yay—happy friday! Glad you had a good workout. When im in a good exercise groove I cannot imagine not working out. Everything is just better when ive exercised. Glad you’re warming up to the color. Im always impressed by the colorful houses in other countries. I always wonder why we are so boring in...
by lpearlmom
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks for the support alene, lady and hippie! I guess it’s a pretty common teen move. Just upsetting because she didnt tell me they were back together and She’s not supposed to be seeing him at all during the covid crisis. I was really mad at first but the. I thought about how hard its been for her...
by lpearlmom
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thx heather. I didn’t really get back on track till today. Ugh, felt so icky to Overeat like that for the last couple of days. I actually did a 20 hr fast just because my body needed a break from eating so much. It definitely felt really good. Having a rough time with my girls. I actually caught swe...
by lpearlmom
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thx hippie—hope so! Ugh, ate ridiculous amounts of food. But I gave myself permission and promised no guilt allowed. Just really looking forward to getting back to normal tomorrow. I’m sure my weight is going to up like 5 lbs in the morning. Oh well. Ate-chocolate chips, shrimp, chips & guacamole, l...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3191
Views: 1144552

Re: automated eating tracker

“ We make popcorn and read Greek myths before bed.” Love this so much. Just a very touching image of you making the best of things through all the chaos. Tough time for sure but I know you’ll come out of this okay like you always seem to manage to do. Do you ever give yourself a day off like complet...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean’s new check in 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 741

Re: Jean’s new check in 2020

Wb & GL! Glad you’re still around!
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 448
Views: 81958

Re: Alene's Check-in

Oh I’m so happy you’re getting some family time and finally get to hold your grandson. I’m glad it was pretty seamless! 💜
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412245

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

I think it’s important to be realistic and exercise always makes me feel better no matter what i weigh so that is a great place to focus your energy on. And yes this will eventually end!
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you hippie. I know my fat percentage has been slowly going down so maybe that’s part of the issue. We had a 6 ft apart backyard bbq by the pool with our neighbors and boy did I eat a lot ! Food was so yummy though. Not sure i i should weigh tomorrow or not. 167.7 lbs 20.9% fat Break: bran muff...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Alene: yeah, i ended up deleting it. Just not working for me right now especially with my weight being so stubborn. Oh well, sometimes you just gotta try a few things before finding what works. Hippie: yeah, i just want to stick to my plan right now and think of it as an experiment. I gotta give it ...
by lpearlmom
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 406
Views: 64316

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh gosh, im so sorry. Sweetpea went through the exact same thing her sophomore year. Teens can be down right cruel. She’s still struggling with that same group that turned on her after her ex bf (mr popular) broke up,with her. Its all so ugly but she does have a couple of very close and kind friends...
by lpearlmom
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Oh gosh i ate a lot today although i did technically stick to 3 plates I think i ate partly from my scale frustrations. I just dont think im going to make my goal this week. Maybe the DietBet is stressing me out too much. I feel like im never going to get below 160 again. I mean it seems like no mat...
by lpearlmom
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Yeah im not sure but sweetpea seems much happier. Her bf originally broke up with her but then tried to get back with her the next day. She told him no that she felt they should at least take a couple weeks off and then see how they’re feeling at that point. Im really proud of her for making such a ...
by lpearlmom
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 448
Views: 81958

Re: Alene's Check-in

Yay—sounds like things are going really well! Fantastic job with being so self-aware & then being able to act upon it. That’s a really important part of self-care I think. Sometimes I like to ask myself how I’ll feel not just while I’m eating something but an hour afterwards. Sometimes it’s just not...
by lpearlmom
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3191
Views: 1144552

Re: automated eating tracker

Glad you took a day off and are feeling better. I really admire that you are so disciplined and work so hard to improve your health. It doesn’t seem fair that you should have to go on meds with all that you do but I hope you can be proud of yourself regardless. 💜
by lpearlmom
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 406
Views: 64316

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Yay for quieting that little voice and your weight seems ti be sticking—woot! Your S days look really good. Mine were never that calm! ☺️
by lpearlmom
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Auto: cool, it has an official name. I think taking pics is key especially when you’re doing so much exercise. The scale doesn’t tell the whole story. I love those pics of ppl who have before and after pics at the same weight usually after intermittent fasting and/or exercising for awhile. Even thou...
by lpearlmom
Sat May 30, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 406
Views: 64316

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh gosh, I’m so not down with the weighing at school. I’m pretty sure callcan email the school and opt out. It’s not helpful in any way imo.
by lpearlmom
Sat May 30, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3191
Views: 1144552

Re: automated eating tracker

I lose weight when I’m stressed too and it does usually end up coming back at least partially. I know you’re a shorty like me but I’m wondering if 125ish is actually a good weight for you. It would be a dream weight for me for sure. Besides the number on the scale, how do you feel? Comfortable? Heal...
by lpearlmom
Sat May 30, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Love the name hippie! We were told she’s an imperial shihtzu and that they are smaller than normal. She was also the runt so may be extra small. Yours definitely sounds like She could be an imperial. Speaking of dogs, i feel like we’ve finally turned a corner with cupcake. She’s hardly had any accid...
by lpearlmom
Fri May 29, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hippie: i know she’s tiny. Yes, I definitely feel like im eating less & worrying less is always a good thing! Auto: No, Shes a miniature so will probably only get 2-3 lbs bigger (7-8 lbs total). Tessa is 20 lbs. i always thought of her as small but she seems so big now compared to cupcake. I know, i...
by lpearlmom
Thu May 28, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 406
Views: 64316

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I wrote a long response but then lost it, but just wanted to say my youngest daughter went through that at that exact age. I remember feeling very nervous about it because that’s when I gained weight too which led to a lifetime of dieting. Anyway, I stayed strong and did absolutely nothing. Lo & beh...
by lpearlmom
Thu May 28, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3191
Views: 1144552

Re: automated eating tracker

Sorry you’re struggling too. I have these crisis every 6 mos or so. Usually it’s about getting some kind of job but I never do then it leads to fears of being homeless and alone. Sigh. It always passes though and eventually I find something interesting to throw myself into till the next crisis. Anyw...
by lpearlmom
Thu May 28, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412245

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

Hi, so good to “see” you again. I can’t believe it’s been a year! Definitely hard not to snack while being cooped up inside all day. That sucks you don’t have your music outlet either. I know how important that is to you.

Anyway GL and glad to see you back!
by lpearlmom
Wed May 27, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 448
Views: 81958

Re: Alene's Check-in

We all have days like that but it sounds like you have a lot of good insight into why you slipped up which is awesome. Great job figuring out what was going on and how to turn it around.

Today will be better!
by lpearlmom
Wed May 27, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Well theres my pups. ☺️ Yeah, I actually colored my hair for the first time in years and think it looks pretty good. Why have i been paying so much for someone else to do it? Im not desperate to get to the salon but i feel badly for my hair dresser and ive already postponed my appointment two times....
by lpearlmom
Wed May 27, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

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Oh yay—it worked! Here’s all 3 of them in a row.
by lpearlmom
Wed May 27, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

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by lpearlmom
Tue May 26, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 406
Views: 64316

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Great job on figuring out what you needed and ysy for supportive husbands!
by lpearlmom
Tue May 26, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thx hippie! Yeah i do like knowing that i can go 24+ hrs with no problem if i have to. I can remember the thought of not eating for an entire day as being unfathomable. Today was good although I didn’t get much done. I think we’re all going a little stir crazy. As soon as this is over, we’re going t...
by lpearlmom
Tue May 26, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1799
Views: 1163264

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Yeah it is worse now that school has ended. I hope they can see friends soon. Did you come up with a plan??
by lpearlmom
Mon May 25, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks Alene for the kind words and encouragement. It’s definitely hard for me to let go of my desire to fix everything. Even when doc and one of the girls are having an issue, i feel like i have to be a mediator and it all just gets to be exhausting after awhile. Hippie: luxurious is exactly how it...
by lpearlmom
Sun May 24, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 406
Views: 64316

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Wow, tremendous insight. That is so very much me as well although I don’t think I ever made that conscious connection between the little voice and the “I don’t deserve it” feeling. I think as women we are often taught to put everyone else’s needs before their own. I was always struck by my mil level...
by lpearlmom
Sun May 24, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Yeah, i really have to fight my body to get below 160 for some reason. What’s crazy is in HS i would get frustrated because my weight would rarely go below 128 lbs. Oh what’d i give for that problem now. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Today I decided to go back to more of a nos approach and boy does it feel amazing. It was ...
by lpearlmom
Sun May 24, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3191
Views: 1144552

Re: automated eating tracker

Oooh, your trip to the garden store sounds great. I really want a pretty bench for the front yard. Glad you had a nice day!
by lpearlmom
Sun May 24, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 406
Views: 64316

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I don’t think my girls did much schoolwork towards the end there but their grades just default to their last semester so I think it’ll be okay. Your bike ride sounds great!
by lpearlmom
Fri May 22, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1799
Views: 1163264

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

I always forget that you don’t start a new post but often just edit one big post so am just catching up with everything now. It’s extremely stressful being home with teens or young adults all day along with the stress of the pandemic. I think just maintaining right now is a huge feat. Losing any wei...
by lpearlmom
Fri May 22, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4217
Views: 1633750

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks hippy yesterday was a little stressful but I did get in a workout at least. I’ve been thinking a lot about the importance of having peace with food. That is really the beauty of NoS right? You put reasonable perimeters on eating and then get on with the rest of your life. Doing anymore than t...
by lpearlmom
Fri May 22, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 448
Views: 81958

Re: Alene's Check-in

So glad you enjoyed your meal. I really like knowing I’ve got planned meals for a few meals a week.

You and hippy have really got me thinking about the importance of having peace with food. I was going to write my thoughts here but was getting to long so moved it to my own space. 😊
by lpearlmom
Fri May 22, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 406
Views: 64316

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I definitely think our bodies get used to our eating patterns. I got to the point where I wouldn’t even think about food till 2 or 3pm. After awhile the psychological part of missing Meals just became too much though and i had to take a break. I think being flexible about it is key. I don’t know how...
by lpearlmom
Fri May 22, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3191
Views: 1144552

Re: automated eating tracker

You can totally do this! We just bought a kit for making yogurt and two kinds of cheese. Im excited!