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by lpearlmom
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 232
Views: 23123

Re: Alene's Check-in

“It's the least-dislikeable thing I can do that will help me actually start losing weight instead of maintaining.” That’s what it comes down to isn’t it? I do Intermittent fasting for the same reason. Totally understand about not feeling comfortable in your body. Im there right now too. It’s funny h...
by lpearlmom
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi alene! it’s a book but I’m listening to audible.
by lpearlmom
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I guess we are a bunch of introverts! 😁 Im listening to the Introvert’s Way and am really enjoying it. It’s giving me the courage to say no to social engagements which is hard for me because I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. The author gives two mantras to help with boundaries that im finding ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: New

You’ve come to the right place for mental peace. That’s the same reason I began too. I recommend just focusing on getting the habits down. The weight loss will come on it’s on slowly but surely.

Best of luck!
by lpearlmom
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2917
Views: 918160

Re: automated eating tracker

I think we all have cranky days. You’re allowed! 🤗
by lpearlmom
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 232
Views: 23123

Re: Alene's Check-in

So cool that you’re taking up knitting and love that it’s a hobby your daughter is sharing with you. This whole crisis has brought my mom & I even closer. I call her at least once a day and have been helping her find things to at home like free online museum & historic tours, free operas and plays. ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 39455

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Glad your schedule is going well. 19/5 seems to work well for a lot of ppl. Sounds like you’re fat adapted too-yay! Salt really helped me get through fasting in the early days and yes should help with the bitterness. At least that’s what ina garten says! I hope your ankle feels better & good luck wi...
by lpearlmom
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Yes it’s definitely chaotic between the remodel, the new puppy and trying to help the girls transition to their new online school, but am hangin in there. I swear im utterly exhausted but feel like i didnt really get anything done today. Cupcake is such a doll but poor tessa is so mad at me. She’s g...
by lpearlmom
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

:| Thanks you guys! She is such a doll! We named her cupcake kiwi. She’s really good so far although she did pee a couple times on the girls new carpet. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Boy do I regret not putting bamboo flooring in their rooms. Tikka (wolfdog) and Tessa (Shih Tzu) are doing fine with her. No aggression at al...
by lpearlmom
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1779
Views: 1037747

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

198 lbs yay! You are doing great!

So sorry about your friend though. 🙏
by lpearlmom
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sammy's Daily Check In
Replies: 34
Views: 2018

Re: Sammy's Daily Check In

Hang in there. I only lost like 5 lbs the first YEAR of NoS then the 2nd year once my habits were firmly in place, I lost weight pretty quickly. I lost 40 lbs in about 5 months and have maintained that plus another 5 lb loss. many years later. Do you feel ready to add more structure to your S days? ...
by lpearlmom
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2917
Views: 918160

Re: automated eating tracker

Ha, funny about creator. My girls have been coming on some of my dog walks too. It’s so nice to have more time to do stuff together and so good for our kids to experience a little boredom.
by lpearlmom
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

That’s funny hippie, sounds like we have a similar dynamic. We have our 20 lb Shih Tzu and then our 100 lb wolf hybrid but they get along great and yes they’re low maintenance. i give them their mile walk each day & they're pretty much good to go for the day. I do admire your tremendous energy thoug...
by lpearlmom
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks auto!! I loooove your ballet bar idea and i bet doc would enjoy a pull-up bar! It’s pretty exciting. The only problem is my car is full of stuff for charity but all the charity shops are understandably closed sooooo i guess they’ll be there for awhile. Ill try to put pics up on instagram if y...
by lpearlmom
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 39455

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I read delay, dont deny too and am currently doing 19/5 but have gone as long as 45 hrs. I find the 19/5 schedule very doable. I realize Im more suited to IF because i really enjoying a less structured approach to eating. Also, i meant to tell you that the one time i can kind of do intuitive eating ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks for stopping by hippie! Yes, those SM/news breaks are so helpful. Today was good. We ordered a treadmill with the ifit coach program & we are all pretty excited about it. Will be great when it’s 110 out. We decided to put it in the play/art room that nobody really uses so i spent the day clea...
by lpearlmom
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 39455

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Lol about your husband as well as being stuck with the funky soups. Ive bought all kinds of interesting beans and rice because thats all that was left. I guess it’s a good way to try new things. Also want to say omg I understand the lure of intuitive eating. Ive gone back to it countless times altho...
by lpearlmom
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you bunny and somehow im still feeling calm despite everything. Hopefully they’ll have an antibody test out soon & we can see whose immune.

19/5

Snack: bran muffin, banana
Dinner: veggie chili, chips, 1/2 glass wine
Dessert: apple, tangelo
by lpearlmom
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I’m so glad you’re finding this downtime beneficial too auto. I wish i had access to a green space. My doggies would love it. We are both fortunate. I would hate to be stuck in a tiny apartment right now. Im definitely learning a lot about myself like how much i do out of some sort of weird obligati...
by lpearlmom
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2917
Views: 918160

Re: automated eating tracker

So true about this being different. I keep catching myself bracing for the weekday madness and then I’m like oh yeah I don't have to be anywhere for the next well who knows. It’s such an odd feeling to be so frightened about what’s happening on the one hand and so grateful for some of the side effec...
by lpearlmom
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Oh that’s funny oolala, i think we posted at the same time. It’s definitely an uncertain time for all of us. Wishing you well and you were right about me getting my eating under control (at least for now). Going to check out those posts.
by lpearlmom
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I guess Kathleen. We shall see. I wish everyone would take this more seriously. I haven’t left the house since Thursday. The reality of all this really hit me hard today. Doc is at serious risk of getting covid. What if he doesn’t survive? So scary but he says he’s not worried. He says he’s being ve...
by lpearlmom
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

It’s really true Kathleen. I don’t know what’s going to happen but i ate all my feelings yesterday. It’s just a very scary time. I dont know what’s going to happen but there’s a good chance that Jon will get covid at some point. There’s a good chance someone i know will die from it. There’s a good c...
by lpearlmom
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1779
Views: 1037747

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Hang in there with the fasting. It can take awhile to lose weight & for appetite correction to kick in but sounds like you’re doing great. I gave up on adf as well. I really like eating with my family e wry night.

I hope your sister is okay. Such a scary time. :/
by lpearlmom
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you bunny! Today was a little crazy. Sweetpea had a HUGE meltdown & things got ugly. Maybe the stress of all this finally getting to her. We made up & i took her phone away as i think she needs to just quiet her mind for a few days. So weird this whole quarantine thing. I saw some of you post ...
by lpearlmom
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 232
Views: 23123

Re: Alene's Check-in

So glad her test wss negative. Tough times but im so impressed by the way many ppl have stepped up to help others. As mr rodgers says “look for the helpers” .
by lpearlmom
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Doing better and just committing to a 16/8 or more. Feeling much more relaxed about my eating and subsequently my weight is going down a bit. This current crisis is all so surreal. Trying to take news breaks but hard not getting sucked into it all. Hard not to worry. Doc is going to be at high risk ...
by lpearlmom
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sammy's Daily Check In
Replies: 34
Views: 2018

Re: Sammy's Daily Check In

Crazy time isn’t it? Im doing my best to stay home too. Only going out for essentials in the meantime others are hanging out in crowded bars. I hope we get this under control soon.

Glad you have water again though—yay!
by lpearlmom
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Justine's Getting Serious
Replies: 38
Views: 1618

Re: Justine's Getting Serious

Wow, how many miles is that?
by lpearlmom
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Okay that was a dumb idea. 😊 I really like being able to eat everyday so just think I will fast as long as i can each day & keep my window as short as possible but ill do at least a 16/8. I guess a set plan just does not work well for me. I am trying to cut back on sugar and booze as well as increas...
by lpearlmom
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sammy's Daily Check In
Replies: 34
Views: 2018

Re: Sammy's Daily Check In

Looks like you’re doing great. Love your enthusiasm! Sure hope the plumbing issue gets fixed in a timely manner.
by lpearlmom
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2917
Views: 918160

Re: automated eating tracker

Glad things seem to be stabilizing. Be happy you’re not on fb. It’s scaring the cr*p out of me. I don’t even want to leave the house or send my kids to school at this point. *Breathe* One good suggestion I did see was to buy gift cards from small businesses to help keep them afloat and use the cards...
by lpearlmom
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks bunny. Well with the Coronavirus scare, we’ve had to cancel all events till further notice so i guess ill be taking a step back either way. Things are getting real and i think i better go stock up on food tomorrow. Ive got plenty of tp and made my own hand sanitizer,so should be good on that ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2917
Views: 918160

Re: automated eating tracker

Been thinking about you as I was pretty sure you lived in the NW. I’ve got friends in Washington and it sounds very stressful. Hoping you can get into a new routine that works for you till this passes. 💙
by lpearlmom
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1779
Views: 1037747

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Sorry 😐 I’m rooting for you!
by lpearlmom
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1779
Views: 1037747

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

GL! How long did you do the 41 hr fasting? I can’t believe you didn’t lose any weight. Id have been very discouraged.
by lpearlmom
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2917
Views: 918160

Re: automated eating tracker

So glad the pups are doing well! I can remember a lot more corrections from tikka (our big dog) towards tessa in the beginning and now it’s quite rare. Funnily they are the same age but tessa is a bit socially awkward with other dogs meaning she’s not good at reading them. I walk both of them with r...
by lpearlmom
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Im sure that was a lot of it Auto. I ended up canceling one minor event. The big bbq is 4/11 and i just had a couple of ppl offer to co-host so that makes me feel a little less stressed. We aare In Sedona at a beautiful rental and everyone is getting along. Yay. I ate a ton today though. Yesterday w...
by lpearlmom
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1779
Views: 1037747

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

So i think im going to try adf too. Also. M, w, f. I just need something different. Just make sure you eat enough on the other days. I hear that’s really important.
by lpearlmom
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Just non stop eating for the last few days and i have no idea why. Im feeling fat for the first time in awhile partly because im not working out right now either. I feel,so lethargic and tired unmotivated when im overeating & under exercising. Hoping to get back in a good groove tomorrow. I just don...
by lpearlmom
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Oh that’s funny auto! We almost got another dog yesterday but decided to wait. 😊

Yesterday did not go well. Wish I could get into a good groove again. :/
by lpearlmom
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Today went okay. I decided to go back to using my scale that only shows the number of pounds gained or lost so i reset it today. Trying to get back on track but my window was longer than i hoped and i had way too many sweets. Oh well tomorrow ill do better. 20/5 Snack: 1/2 muffin, handful nuts, appl...
by lpearlmom
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1779
Views: 1037747

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

I did the same thing today. I went back and read my fasting journey. Boy was I impatient and not grateful enough for the progress that I had made. I think it does work for me but its just incredibly slow and inches fall off before pounds. Im trying to get back into the fasting groove too. I definite...
by lpearlmom
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Actually we are both already exceptions. That’s so true oolala! Boy have I been eating a lot these last few days & weight is up—big surprise. The truth is, I’m just not super motivated to lose weight. Unless I see myself in an unflattering picture or something, it just doesn’t effect my life that m...
by lpearlmom
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Wow, thats crazy Kathleen! I think she will be fine and then if she wants to get her master's, it makes sense not to go into debt as an undergrad. College should be mote affordable bottom line but that’s a rant for another time. Auto: i love your family therapy fantasy. 😄 Yesterday went fine till we...
by lpearlmom
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Kathleen! Great stuff here! We are not planning on sending the girls to expensive schools. Well at least not sweetpea. She is mostly likely going to NAU which is incredibly affordable for in state students. We are looking at two out of state schools that are all in budget because I want to give h...
by lpearlmom
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Yesterday’s:

159.3 lb
20/4

Snack: fruit salad
Dinner: bowl of curry with quinoa, side salad
Dessert: small bowl of yogurt with berries

Exercise: walked 5.3 miles
by lpearlmom
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you auto! 💜💜💜 It’s such BS to say they felt the same way as we do now. Nope, even if you didn’t agree with Obama. He was decent, honest, well spoken & respectful so gimme a break. Okay i better not get started here. ☺️ Anyway, no I don’t think IFers discount calories completely but tend to thi...
by lpearlmom
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Omgosh, my weight has not budged in forever. Frustrating but I probably just need to mix things up. Maybe ill add exercise or throw in a longer fast or a couple low carb days. All is well. Both girls doing great all around. I was super snippy a couple days but suspect it was hormonal. Haven't had my...
by lpearlmom
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Oh boy, i know crazy times. It really felt significant that Brexit happened the same time our Gop voted against having witnesses because why would you want witnesses in a trial, right? Anyway it is a scary time. The only ppl that think all is well are those brainwashed by FOX news. I was feeling ver...
by lpearlmom
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 527
Views: 185994

Re: Worth it check-in

Yay! What a great update. So glad you’re doing so well and that IF is still working for you. Im really enjoying it again and realized i just cannot do those 48 hr fasts anymore. They really messed with me.

Thanks for stopping by my thread. Always good to hear from you!
by lpearlmom
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2204
Views: 1088750

Re: oolala53

So great to hear the binging has subsided for you. I know how scary that can be. I find all the anti-diet stuff fascinating but know it doesn’t work for me. So confusing on the best way to eat. I tend to Think it’s important to take a relaxed approach to nutrition but then again I mostly eat nutriti...
by lpearlmom
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Auto: omgoodness, sweetpea is like a different person. Poor thing i don’t think she’s ever had proper sleep in her whole 16 years of life. She’s been up early and ready for school on time, she’s been cheerful and actually cleaned her room without being asked. It’s really been great. Worth: Great to ...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 642
Views: 115921

Re: flyingpig checkin

Was it an impossible burger or beyond beef? They are very realistic and tasty but don’t worry its just a vegetable protein. Im totally fine with eating them but it is slightly controversial. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/10/23/an-impossible-burger-dissected/ I honestly think the beef ...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hi this is Nell1223’s daily check in
Replies: 11
Views: 1995

Re: Hi this is Nell1223’s daily check in

Sounds like a good S day and i think you’re smart to go for something satisfying on the first go! I wouldn’t call 3 glasses of wone a “big boozer”. 😁

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Linda
by lpearlmom
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 232
Views: 23123

Re: Alene's Check-in

Sorry about the difficult student. Noom sounds interesting. Looking forward to hearing more. I havent worked out in forever and know that first one back is going to kick my booty!

Hope you’re having a great weekend!
by lpearlmom
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks auto and it’s true she’s always being anxious and intense. I just think my emotional issues didn’t help any but what’s done is done. It did make me feel good when she told the doctor what helps her most is talking to me about things and that she feels most calm when she’s home with her family...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2917
Views: 918160

Re: automated eating tracker

I think that's a good motto auto. It kind of let’s your brain know that this isn't forever and help it prioritize the really important stuff and put aside the rest for now. I remember going through a really stressful time and my friend said that she tells herself “this is just my life right now”. I ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks auto! Boy do i sound superficial in my last post but photos have just always been a huge trigger for me. I think i just feel a lot prettier than I think i look so it always throws me off. Maybe feeling pretty is not such a bad thing though. Anyway , this week was good but I kind of purposely ...
by lpearlmom
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2917
Views: 918160

Re: automated eating tracker

Not crazy. Very human of you. You care about both dogs so want them to be happy together. You want them both in your family so to see this discourse is understandably stressful! Getting help is so awesome. I remember reading an article about how outsourcing is money very well spent towards better me...
by lpearlmom
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

It’s fascinating isn’t it money? I started a Zero Waste fb group and it has a lot of interest so far. I think that it helps ppl to feel empowered in the face of this frightening climate crisis. Anyway, it was hard to be Zero Waste in Vegas but I did the little I could. I brought my own coffee cup, s...
by lpearlmom
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi money, I love a long post so no need to apologize plus i could talk about this Zero waste stuff all day. Don’t feel badly about the diapers. You are in survival mode and not a great time to be making a lot of changes. Just do what you can and you can add to it as things start to calm down for you...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2917
Views: 918160

Re: automated eating tracker

Congratulations on the new puppy! I’ve been out of the loop though so what kind is she & where’d find her?
by lpearlmom
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2917
Views: 918160

Re: automated eating tracker

A couple kernels of popcorn takes some willpower! So glad you have someone to talk to that gets it. Makes such a difference in life.

We just got an instant pot for Hanukkah. How do you like yours? I’m still trying to figure it out. 😊
by lpearlmom
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 232
Views: 23123

Re: Alene's Check-in

Yay on the babysitting and new flooring. Teaching is tough. Don’t know how you guys do it but I really admire you all.

Have a great weekend!

L
by lpearlmom
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks you guys! ☺️ Ifly: that’s amazing! I’m really in a good routine with fasting right now and hoping I stay in this groove. Lady: Good to be back!👋☺️ Oolala: so sweet of you to be concerned. Xx Alene: so good to see you still here! Auto: We love Toyotas and the dealership loves us! ☺️ Did I ment...
by lpearlmom
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: O43 Check-in
Replies: 1006
Views: 652885

Re: O43 Check-in

Good to see you still around! College credit?
by lpearlmom
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for checking on me. I have been peaking in now and then to see how everyone is doing but just needed a little break from posting. Things are going really well for the most part. My weight kept creeping up and was up to a high of 180 but I got back into the fasting groove ...
by lpearlmom
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1779
Views: 1037747

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

I love all the thought you’ve put into this and enjoyed reading your ideas.

Thanks for sharing and please ket us know how it goes!
by lpearlmom
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 527
Views: 185994

Re: Worth it check-in

Thank you worth for sharing! That was the perfect amount of detail and really helpful. I actually pasted it to my notes so I could come back to it as needed. I don’t know why I can’t seem to make it work for me right now but am not giving up. 😌
by lpearlmom
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 527
Views: 185994

Re: Worth it check-in

So great to hear what a wonderful place you’re in. I wish IF worked for me as well. I’m struggling to try to find a good plan for me. I am inspired y you to stop weighing for awhile as it really messes with my head. Questions (if you don’t mind). How do you decide how long to fast every day? Do you ...
by lpearlmom
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1779
Views: 1037747

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Oh gotcha! Sounds like mindful eating? I could use some work in that area. GL!
by lpearlmom
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Oh dear, today did not go well. I think there was a little wtf going on due to my frustration with my weight being up. I know Im being super impatient but ugh, ugh, ugh. It feels really unfair that this had to be so hard. I guess im feeling a little sorry for myself but back on the horse tomorrow. P...
by lpearlmom
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2917
Views: 918160

Re: automated eating tracker

118 lbs?? 😳 You must have had to buy a whole new wardrobe by now! Congrats! Your talk of yogurt made me really crave some so when I went to the store I bought some Siggi yogurt—yum! I’m jealous of your access to local yogurt. I have a yogurt maker but haven’t used it for awhile. May be time to break...
by lpearlmom
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Ugh, ate too much today. Oh well, i guess that’s what weekends are for. I had a nice day just doing a few things around the house. I also spent some time by the pool playing sudoku (my latest obsession). The weather is finally cooling down and was really a beautiful day. Tomorrow Rosebud goes back t...
by lpearlmom
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Maggie Mae's daily check in
Replies: 302
Views: 133728

Re: Maggie Mae's daily check in

Wb! Great to hear your son is doing so well. He is really lucky to have such attentive & caring parents. Also great to hear that you’re managing your MS. Definitely seems like a good time to jump back in the NoS train.

Gl!
by lpearlmom
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1779
Views: 1037747

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Good luck! What is your current plan?
by lpearlmom
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 642
Views: 115921

Re: flyingpig checkin

Yikes! That’s happened to me twice. Really miserable but they should be able to get the wax out for you. I went to a specialist both times & the relief was immediate! GL!
by lpearlmom
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks so much auto!! Was exactly what i needed. Money well spent for sure. Today went well. I took Rosebud to her volunteer work and instead of trying to use that time to run an errand, I hung out at the bookstore and drank tea while reading. Well, actually i researched skincare products. Not sure ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks Octavia! It took a few days but was fine during the trip. We got back yesterday and wow, we had such a fun time! I was worried it wouldn’t be nice enough because I heard carnival isn’t exactly high class but we loved it. Doc and I got a suite and it was spacious and beautiful. We really loved...
by lpearlmom
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2917
Views: 918160

Re: automated eating tracker

Happy happy birthday!!🎂🎁🎉🎈

Hope you have a wonderful day!!
by lpearlmom
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

They’re 14 & 16 so we are in the thick of it. Ive learned the less i say the better. When i do that they often come to their senses and apologize on their own. Im also having to learn to let go a bit. They really so not like to be coddled. We’re going to cozumel & Yucatan. Im excited but getting rea...
by lpearlmom
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2917
Views: 918160

Re: automated eating tracker

Stupid back. Maybe it’s time to be really easy in yourself again for a bit. You’ve also done a heck of a lot of emotional work too which can be exhausting. Hope you start to feel better soon!
by lpearlmom
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you auto! I know, it’s so hard. I was just so so grateful for a zero drama day! And i got pretty much everything done that was on my list. I did ALL the laundry, cleaned out the frig, dealt with some last minute cruise stuff and even made dinner and took Rosebud to her piano lessons. Tomorrow ...
by lpearlmom
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2917
Views: 918160

Re: automated eating tracker

Sorry about your back pain. That really is miserable!
by lpearlmom
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Omg, that’s definitely the case. Im exhausted. Today was another emotional rollercoaster with the girls. I’m too tired to go into it but I think we’ve finally worked it all out for now. Thank goodness tomorrow is late start. We can all sleep in an extra hour. 🙏 Then we judt have to get through Thurs...
by lpearlmom
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 116364

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Lol on the baked potato thing! 😁 And I totally relate with the frustrations of cooking for others. My husband & youngest pretty much love everything I cook but my oldest will often heat something from the freezer in lieu of my cooking. It gets annoying but I let it go. I figure she’s trying to asser...
by lpearlmom
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 232
Views: 23123

Re: Alene's Check-in

Yay! So glad you are getting support. It makes such a difference. I know bingeing doesn’t feel good. I’ve come to think that bingeing is our bodies way of getting what we need when we over restrict but that’s probably too simplistic. Does this program have an overriding philosophy or is it a more mu...
by lpearlmom
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2204
Views: 1088750

Re: oolala53

Good luck with the cake! I dont even like cake but ice cream can tempt me!

So are fasting? Still doing the Longo thing? Missed your current plan i think or maybe you’re not wanting to share.

Anyway, hope yoga was nice. I wish i could get into it.
by lpearlmom
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Boy i sounded grumpy last night. I worked things out with my friend so i think we’re okay. I just overthink everything i guess. Today was pretty good. Both my girls have been a bit emotional lately. Sweetpea is still having trouble at school and had a little breakdown last night. There’s a whole gro...
by lpearlmom
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Went to our cookbook club Brunch and had fun but im officially burnt out on other ppl. Can’t i just hang out with my dogs? Other ppl take SO much work! It’ll be nice to go on the cruise and get away from everyone for awhile. 13/5.5 174.2+lbs Break (11am): all kinds of southern brunch food—grits, cor...
by lpearlmom
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2917
Views: 918160

Re: automated eating tracker

Sorry you had a rough time but I think it’s awesome that you recognized you needed some space and removed yourself from the situation so you could regroup. Sounds like you just needed some self-care and you were able to come back with fresh eyes and handle it in a way that felt better to you. I love...
by lpearlmom
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 644
Views: 129306

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

It’s such a struggle finding what works isn’t it? I really like Kayla but her plan doesn't work for me at all. Clean fasting works better for me and I could never understand the whole omad thing. Where does one meal start and end? I do much better with an eating window. I also do not do well with ta...
by lpearlmom
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

So good to see you here Octavia! I agree about making one’s own plan. I guess thats what we’re all trying to do to some extent or another. I know it’s crazy that I'm doing IF again but i was gaining weight with no end in sight without it. Also, when i went back and read my thread, I realized how hap...
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Oh dear, I’m so mad at myself! I had a huge chai on Thursday even though i could tell it wasn’t going to end well and now I’m having a horrible reflux episode. It’s terrible timing too because we are supposed to go to dinner with friends tomorrow night and then Sunday is our cookbook club. Not to me...
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 232
Views: 23123

Re: Alene's Check-in

Yay for first and second Fridays! I bet once you fully trust that you'll be getting regular meals and snacks, a lot that food anxiety will go away for you.

Sounds like you’re starting to get in your groove a bit! Enjoy your weekend!
by lpearlmom
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

No not at all and sounds like we are in the exact same place. I have done all of the above too and reached the same conclusion basically! We are probably in some of the same fb groups! 😃
by lpearlmom
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Alene, I could talk about this stuff forever. I do support the ideas behind HAES but with the reality check that not everyone is going to be able to make peace with their larger bodies. I don’t know if you listen to Food Psych podcast at all but she talks a lot about weight stigma and how that is a ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4032
Views: 1414458

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Uneventful day for once. The cooler weather has calmed everyone down and we’re all in better spirits. 23/4 174.9 lbs Finally some movement. Let’s see if things continue this way. Break (4pm): popcorn, smoothie, olives, couple of veggie chips Dinner: spaghetti squash w/ marinara sauce & “meatballs”, ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2917
Views: 918160

Re: automated eating tracker

Oh I don’t even know what to say. I’m in tears over here thinking of how painful that all was and is for you. I can definitely understand your 12 year old self must have felt so powerless in that situation and just wanted to do something to make sure she didn’t lose her beloved companion. Im so upse...