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by lpearlmom
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks Candace!! The 5 miles/day walking is just my total steps for the days so hasn’t been too hard. Half the time I just do laps in my house while watching Netflix. 😊 I haven’t done weights in awhile but I would like to add it back in. Omg last night I had so much anxiety thinking about the future...
by lpearlmom
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1753
Views: 921090

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Kathleen: hope you’re well! Do you remember a book about paying for college that you recommended once to me? I can’t seem to find it on my thread and I’m having near panic attacks thinking about sweetpea going off to college in two years. 🤦🏼‍♀️

Thx!!
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 83
Views: 2067

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

You’re doing great. Just keep on keeping and I bet you’ll start to see some losses. I think weighing less often is great if you can. I really dislike the daily stress of getting on the scale and am going to try to get down to weekly weigh ins. And, if nothing else, NoS will keep you from gaining whi...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Yup cedar—she’s downright militant about it! Thanks for the support auto but i woke up this morning and was like nope, i just cannot do this anymore. It just doesn’t feel right and feels too chaotic. I re-read the NoS book and was like duh, why did i ever stop? It just makes so much sense. Fasting m...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2164
Views: 953641

Re: oolala53

Btw, is the tune up that you do fasting?
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Awww thanks candace, thats really sweet. I actually dont feel too badly at this weight. That is interesting auto. I know youre mostly focused on health issues which s probably more motivating then trying to fit into a certain size jeans. Today was easier to fast because i cleaned fasted but once i s...
by lpearlmom
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min
Replies: 32
Views: 703

Re: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min

Oh Im so glad she made it safely to her new home and is doing well. You did the right thing eventhough I know you miss her. 💜
by lpearlmom
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Meal Timing Epiphany
Replies: 13
Views: 894

Re: Meal Timing Epiphany

Ill chime in re: IF since Im probably the longest IFer on the boards. NoS only got me so far with my weight loss. I lost about 40 lbs but still wanted to lose 20-30 more lbs. The only thing that worked was IF but to be honest i couldn't do NoS and IF together. It was just too much restriction. I did...
by lpearlmom
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733386

Re: automated eating tracker

What’s cna again?
by lpearlmom
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I had a relaxing day today. I went walking with my friend and then out for coffee. She was really surprised that I had re-gained all the weight I lost from fasting & said she couldn’t tell. That made me feel really good as I assumed it was obvious to everyone. Doc came home early and we went to an e...
by lpearlmom
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 83
Views: 2067

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

That doesn’t look like a lot of food to me. I know you said you feel better 10-15 lbs lighter but maybe you’re at a good weight for your body? Btw, Im always cranky after a trip. Its so hard to get back in the groove and I sure can relate to having a hard time with “the awfulness of the news”. Im cu...
by lpearlmom
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Candace: it’s a constant struggle isn’t it? It’s almost impossible to grow up in diet culture and not want to be thin or thinner. I wish I could be a Body Positive/Intuitive Eating success story but i just don’t have what it takes. I think being motivated by health is good. I guess my reflux is bett...
by lpearlmom
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

My weight is exactly where it was when I started Fasting. It’s almost as if this is just where my stubborn body wants to be yet I’d be lying to myself if I said I’m okay with myself at this weight. Yet I was reading today that thin ppl are not happier then fat ppl and that in fact it may be the othe...
by lpearlmom
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2164
Views: 953641

Re: oolala53

Sorry you’re struggling but appreciate your honesty. This eating stuff is no joke. Ive gained back every single pound I lost from fasting yet I cannot seem to accept myself at this higher weight so back up the mountain I go. It seems a little crazy to me but I dont know what else to do. I hope you f...
by lpearlmom
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733386

Re: automated eating tracker

Im so sorry about Creator. I feel like you’ve a really good job limiting your kids screen time so don’t beat yourself up too much. Can you put some parental controls in place or something ? It’s so heartbreaking when our kids go through these things. Sweatpea is a very anxious person and it makes me...
by lpearlmom
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 502
Views: 53575

Re: flyingpig checkin

Yum you’re food looks great! Fresh rye bread? Is that hard to make? So jealous of your strawberry picking experience!
by lpearlmom
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min
Replies: 32
Views: 703

Re: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min

Oooh that sounds tough but definitely the right thing for her. Big *hugs*
by lpearlmom
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks oolala! All sounds great and just glad you’re okay. I was about to drive to San Diego and search you down.

I really get needing to take a break from the boards if it’s too much so please don’t feel obligated to keep posting (till you’re ready). We just wanted to make sure you’re okay.
by lpearlmom
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min
Replies: 32
Views: 703

Re: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min

I grew up on the beach in LA and it’s the only thing i miss about living there. It brings me so much peace. Enjoy!
by lpearlmom
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Auto: for sure, we gotta just do what works. Maybe Id actually lose weight if i could do low carb but it’s not sustainable for me. Also, hard to do as a vegetarian. Last night was amazing! Every time i go to a protest or vigil, i feel so uplifted and hopeful. It’s very energizing. Highly recommend. ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733386

Re: automated eating tracker

You’re allowed to be human. This too shall pass. 💜
by lpearlmom
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733386

Re: automated eating tracker

Oh geez, somehow I missed the post about you having a rough day. So sorry and big hugs. Hope you’re feeling a little better. 💜
by lpearlmom
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Today was good. I went through some of my paper piles but still have a lot to do. Im definitely moving slowly but thats okay. Tomorrow I'm volunteering for a vigil at the ICE detention center they're holding downtown. Disgusting the treatment these immigrants are getting. Even the ICE agents are str...
by lpearlmom
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733386

Re: automated eating tracker

Awesome you’re saving money too. They really get you with the alcohol. Is your non drinking rubbing off on sexy?
by lpearlmom
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 83
Views: 2067

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Great job at Costco! It really doesn’t even tempt me anymore. It’ll become habit for you too overtime. I’m curious why you didn’t have some of your yummy fruit with dinner?

Anyway, good observation on your dinner needing more fat. Now you know for next time.
by lpearlmom
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Omgosh, so funny that I was talking about appetite Correction yesterday because I was hit hard with it today. I could barely finish my dinner and felt absolutely stuffed even though it was just an average amount of food. Today was pretty good. I started to get a little overwhelmed with thoughts of t...
by lpearlmom
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 517
Views: 138535

Re: Worth it check-in

Are you still around?? Miss you!
by lpearlmom
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks for your understanding auto & hugs about the dogs. I think it’s beautiful you care so much. My dogs bring me so much joy. I get it. Yeah, I think our motivations make all the difference. Right now it is just about feeling better so maybe thats a step in the right direction. I can’t believe ho...
by lpearlmom
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 83
Views: 2067

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Looks pretty darn good for an S day to me!

Keep up the good work!

Linda
by lpearlmom
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Omygosh just wrote a long post and accidentally deleted it. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Basically it was how ive been doing 19/5 but plan to not get carried away it this time. I looked pretty great at 150-155 lbs. its crazy how im always trying to get to a lower and lower weight no matter how much i weigh. I dont think i...
by lpearlmom
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733386

Re: automated eating tracker

$700 oh wow! Come to Az, so many fantastic dogs available. I love having two dogs. They are bffs and i feel better about leaving them alone. I don’t recommend three though! ☺️
by lpearlmom
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lemonie daily check in
Replies: 21
Views: 359

Re: Lemonie daily check in

Remember vacations can be S days. I know you just started and it may be a bit early to take an S day on a weekday but just make sure you set yourself up for success. Maybe one plan treat for you plus the normal 3 plates. Whatever you decide to do, you've got this!

Enjoy!

Linda
by lpearlmom
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1753
Views: 921090

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Oh I’m glad that you enjoyed the podcast. I love how just simple he keeps everything. I feel like so many ppl over complicate the benefits of fasting. It’s great you’re figuring out what works for you. I know i can never do an all day fast again. It’s miserable but yes 5-8 hr windows are pretty doab...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lemonie daily check in
Replies: 21
Views: 359

Re: This is the beginning

Welcome! Look forward to following your NoS journey!
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1753
Views: 921090

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Hi Kathleen, It looks like you may be experiencing some appetite Correction. Bert Herring wrote a book about it and he even gave a Ted Talk about it. Also, yeah maybe your doing a bit of intuitive eating in your window by giving yourself full permission to eat thereby making it less appealing to eat...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Ugh, so full! Tonight was Doc’s bday so I made him his favorite zucchini noodle lasagna with garlic bread and bundt cake for dessert. Everything was delicious but I overdid it. That’s okay. Im feeling grateful for my family. We had such a nice time tonight and DH genuinely loved his present (a fold ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Yes avocado toast is great! At least we can all agree on that. Maybe avocado toast will unite us all and bring about world peace! No but seriously its a staple around here. I usually top it with tomato, a fried egg and truffle salt. My kids like it with a little Vegemite. Today was good. Sweetpea an...
by lpearlmom
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 590
Views: 71757

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

When my great uncle passed away & my aunt finally recovered from the loss, she would gleefully tell us how some nights she’d only eat microwave popcorn and a glass of wine for dinner. He was very insistent that they had a complete, sit down meal every night. 😊
by lpearlmom
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 168
Views: 20093

Re: liveitup's check-in

Your food always looks so good to me. I’m guessing you’re a vegetarian too?

Omg, Hawaii—yay!! Have a blast!
by lpearlmom
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Np Candace. You didn't know! Today was busy but good. Getting a handle on the laundry pile & been sticking to my plan. As much as i dislike the whole diet industry and the whole fat phobia stuff, I also know that Im happier when Im thinner so I have to play the game to some respect. Break: avocado t...
by lpearlmom
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

It’s not specifically dentist but being trapped in a chair esp if a man I don’t know is working on me which was the case with the root canal. Past trauma related. But agreed the pains not bad. Just the shots and having to keep my tiny mouth open for long.
by lpearlmom
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks Allison-you too!! Auto: yup and I need to get everything washed and ready for the girls because they go off to camp this Sunday. I’ve also just got a ton to do this week with appointments and a vigil I’m planning at a local detention center. Well today I went in to get my crown put back on an...
by lpearlmom
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min
Replies: 32
Views: 703

Re: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min

Wb! Looks like you’re off to a good start!
by lpearlmom
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Pretty good day but a little overwhelmed with how much i have to do this week.

Break: fruit salad
Snack: cauliflower w pesto,
Lunch: veggie sandwich, 1 quinoa cookie
Dinner: chipotle salad
Dessert: 1.5 quinoa cookie

Feels great to be eating light & healthy again.
by lpearlmom
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Allison's arrival!
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Allison's arrival!

Im up 20 lbs so i feel you! I really thought fasting was the answer but i just took it too fat and it backfired. Here’s to moderation. We got this!
by lpearlmom
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733386

Re: automated eating tracker

Thanks for the feedback. I just worry about sustainable and long term effects. I do like fung’s “do what works” attitude but appreciate more research based theories. Also forget to thank you for the feedback on the wolf’s lodge. Pretty cool about challenger. He must have gotten your athletic abiliti...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ladyfartface daily check in
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Ladyfartface daily check in

You’re doing great and interesting name...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 83
Views: 2067

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

You’re doing great! Id love to be back at 154. ☺️
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 246
Views: 67724

Re: Larkspur's check-in

The meditation sounds interesting & your food looks yummy!
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Auto: you are so kind. Thank you for the compliments. I really didn't mean for you to tear yourself down just to make me feel better but i do appreciate you keeping it real. I imagine you look pretty great, push up bra or not. ;). Its true though the boobs are back in full force for sure. 😁 Im just ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733386

Re: automated eating tracker

Oh for sure. I know all about dr fung. Was obsessed with everything fasting for almost 2 yrs. was just wondering if you thought the science was legit. My friend whose a trauma surgeon read the obesity code and said some stuff was a bit iffy. I think the problem is that although it may “work” for awh...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: This is not a bad idea, Tracker!
Replies: 97
Views: 4851

Re: This is not a bad idea, Tracker!

Glad you’re little experimentation seems to be doing the trick. Please drop the guilt on those 7 lbs if you can. Id b thrilled to be anywhere near the 130s. Thinner isnt always better and life's too short to spend it worrying about a few lbs (although i get it). Your other hobbies sound much more in...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733386

Re: automated eating tracker

Wb! I see you really gained a lot of weight there! 😄 Good for you! (Trying not to be envious ☺️). Did you have a nice time? They're opening up a wolf’s lodge here in Phoenix and wondering if it might be a fun staycation. What do you think of dr fung? My nutritionist said a 12-14 hr daily fast is ben...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Auto: yup, I’d say they are very similar and Rosebud definitely has a more typical kind of older sister personality. I partly think that’s my fault. I was so afraid of having the same dynamics between them as my sister and I that I did everything I could to discourage the normal older/younger siblin...
by lpearlmom
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you Kathleen! I so appreciate your good mommy advice. We were all just done with being a small space for so long yesterday and things got tense. We are on our way home with one stop in California where we will stay in a hotel. Everyone seems in a much better mood and I even decided to spend th...
by lpearlmom
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 590
Views: 71757

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Big *hugs* 💜
by lpearlmom
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 168
Views: 20093

Re: liveitup's check-in

Great news! Enjoy your cruise!!
by lpearlmom
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you auto! Ugh I’m so ready to go home. Everyone fought today and I’m just done living in this tiny space together. Rosebud is being especially difficult. I swear I think I’ve just spoiled her too much. She’s acting very selfish and entitled. I have a feeling the next few years are going to be ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733386

Re: automated eating tracker

Sounds like you’re doing great mentally and whatever weight you’ve put on will come right off once you get back in the swing of things. I’ve been trying to be more present in my day to day life. I don’t really know if I’m doing it right but I tell myself things like “I’m walking on the beach with my...
by lpearlmom
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Candace: for sure! Kathleen: It really is beautiful. I’d move her in a heartbeat. I’m kinda hoping one of my girls will want to go to college here. 😊 Octavia: We’ve misses you. I’m so sorry for what you’ve been going through. Please be kind to yourself and allow plenty of time for healing. Well we a...
by lpearlmom
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 83
Views: 2067

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Yay great job! Soon it’ll be a habit your barely think about Keep up the good work!
by lpearlmom
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Oh yay! I’m glad we went with this plan then. After 21 hrs of driving, I just didn’t want to have to drive too far into Oregon. Had a fun day hiking then back at the campsite for dinner and relaxing. Had a little scare as our dog apparently got out at home but everyone is home safe & sound now. Brea...
by lpearlmom
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you auto!! We are currently at Harris State Beach and will next go to Gold Beach then Carter Lake and lastly Seal Rocks. I don’t know why we didn’t reserve any campsites further up but maybe next time. It’s so dang beautiful here. And the weather... 💜💜💜💜
by lpearlmom
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733386

Re: automated eating tracker

Whoa 48 days! Fantastic job! You are killing it. I sure hope nobody food shames you about diet sprite of all things. I love my sugar free chai ice blended drinks and don’t feel badly at all about the fake sure. It’s not like I’m shooting up heroine or something for god sakes. 😊 Keep up the good work!!
by lpearlmom
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks for all the support. Kathleen: that’s funny. I admire those ppl that can learn to do IE but so many ppl gain excessively. It’s just too hard for most ppl to accept themselves at a higher weight in this society. Auto: It’s so nice to know that you guys are here plugging away. It’s funny but du...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Omg, omg I suck at Intuitive eating. Back to NoS because that’s the only time I’ve felt sane with food. My Mods will be fruit okay between meals and no grazing on the weekends. I can tell I’m gaining weight even though I’m not weighing. I don’t even care about losing weight but just want to stop the...
by lpearlmom
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Back and hoping to succeed
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Back and hoping to succeed

Big hugs sorry you’re going through a rough time. Im no longer fasting either as I was getting too extreme with it. Not doing NoS either but I still try to post now and then. I had to go back on ppis. It sucks but going to try to wean off in a month or two. There are worse meds i guess. Hang in ther...
by lpearlmom
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 484
Views: 217133

Re: The Daily Dandelion

Glad to see you’re still hanging in there. Six weeks—woot!
by lpearlmom
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733386

Re: automated eating tracker

Wow, you are doing so fantastically with your drinking! To not even feel an urge at a social event is huge or at least it would be for me.

Climbing wall sounds fun! Glad things are going so well. 💜
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Kathleen & auto! No, its not unflattering it’s just the truth auto. My counselor used to have a binge disorder and, if you listen to Food Pysch podcast, they often talk about how it’s very common for ppl with food/body issues to be attracted to nutrition type careers. Hopefully they can work thro...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks for stopping by Dandy, octavia and heather! Im hoping we can all find peace with our bodies and food. I actually feel like im making progress but still have a lot of work to do. Im still seeing my dietician but not totally sure how i feel about her. I dont know if its just me being oversensit...
by lpearlmom
Sat May 11, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Feel free to butt in Dandy! That makes a lot of sense about the post HS weight gain. So much of weight gain is part of our normal development. When we freak out about it and try to diet it away, thats when trouble starts. When i was 10, I got a little chubby and my parents put me on a diet which sta...
by lpearlmom
Sat May 11, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 484
Views: 217133

Re: The Daily Dandelion

Oh big hugs, that sounds like a lot to deal with. I hope things get to a more stable place for you soon. 💜
by lpearlmom
Fri May 10, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 590
Views: 71757

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Octavia: thats really awesome! That’s exactly what my therapist is having me focus on. How the food i eat and exercise i do makes me feel because that is the best long term motivator. Im suppose to write down how i feel before I eat and 20 mins afterwards. Seems to help!

Gl with your journey!
by lpearlmom
Fri May 10, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you lady!! ☺️

Oolala: thanks for stopping by but little confused by your post. Are you telling me i should fight harder to stay in a smaller body or not to worry about not being at my hs weight or none of the above? Maybe you could clarify? Thx!
by lpearlmom
Thu May 09, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I know, it’s a crazy month. Tikkas (other dog) bday is 4/26, rosebud 5/6, mine 5/7, tessa 5/8 and sweetpea is 5/9. Then there’s Mother’s Day of course. Doc’s isn’t till 7/5 so we get a little break there but May is busy and expensive for sure. A lot of fun though! Things are going well. The problem ...
by lpearlmom
Wed May 08, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

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Kathleen: I know empty nest syndrome will hit me hard. My girls are my world right now. Oolala: the best part about being sick is being able to lay on the couch all day guilt free. ☺️ Auto: the girls really are becoming more like friends each day. Sweetpea even gave Rosebud concert tickets for the t...
by lpearlmom
Tue May 07, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733386

Re: automated eating tracker

Wow, that book sounds pretty amazing. Let me know what you think of it, I may give it a go. The counselor thing is tricky. Im always very honest in the beginning but then as time goes on i feel myself wanting to please them by making them think Im getting better which sometimes involves not being as...
by lpearlmom
Tue May 07, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2164
Views: 953641

Re: oolala53

Ick... hope you feel better soon! 💜
by lpearlmom
Mon May 06, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks auto! The painting is in our living room but ive got some else to replace it with. Thx Octavia! 💜 We had an absolutely amazing weekend. I never realized how cool Tucson is. Maybe we can retire there one day. Everything was just perfect and sweetpea was so excited. It really made my heart full...
by lpearlmom
Fri May 03, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you so much oolala. It really means a lot to me. I know the body fat definitely is encouraging. Not sure how it’s that low though because, although my arms and legs are pretty solid, my stomach is still pretty fleshy. But ill take it & I know I have made a lot of progress. I just need to chill...
by lpearlmom
Thu May 02, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Milly daily check in
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Re: Milly daily check in

Your dinners look perfectly healthy to me! Glad it’s going okay so far.
by lpearlmom
Thu May 02, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks Octavia! Feeling a little under the weather today. Stressing about my weight too and then ended the day with the girls fighting. Ugh, just an off day I guess. Break: smoothie-almond milk & banana Lunch: sw salad & glass wine (went out w a friend) Dinner: impossible burger, couple fries Desser...
by lpearlmom
Wed May 01, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Travis - Starting May 1, 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Travis - Starting May 1, 2019

Welcome and good luck!!
by lpearlmom
Wed May 01, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Sorry for that tangent but it is an important often misunderstood issue. Anyway.... I met with my eating counselor yesterday and it went better than expected. We kind of talked about everything and not just eating/weight things. She said it was a miracle I didn’t have a full blown eating disorder co...
by lpearlmom
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

So I have friends that are transgender as well as friends that have transgender kids and it is not a “movement” or a choice. It’s definitely not something that kids are pressured into because of their hobbies. I think we are past the time when we think only certain genders can have certain interests...
by lpearlmom
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you guys! So so true nono. I could care less about how much my friends weigh and doc is every bit as handsome to me as the day I met him. Kathleen: yup a lot of vaping and drugs. My kids tell me all about it. It’s even in middle school here. Somehow they seem to miraculously be smart enough to...
by lpearlmom
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 590
Views: 71757

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Awwwwwwww you are such a gem to have missed me. 💗 It does take us awhile to realize how much better we feel with our moderate, sensible habits in place, doesn't it? And it seems we may have to keep re-learning that too, if you’re anything like me that is. Im starting habitcal too and really want to ...
by lpearlmom
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 270
Views: 54528

Re: ladybird's check in

I love that we talk about mental health and the importance of not obsessing over the numbers here. A lot of extreme talk in the fasting groups so I really appreciate the moderate and common sense approach of this group at the moment. Im definitely learning that it’s not worth comprising my mental he...
by lpearlmom
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
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Re: automated eating tracker

I think it’s great you reached out to a coach. I guess we’re both realizing me need some extra help with our different issues. Im so glad that theres a few of us here that can talk about our struggles with drinking too. I really have nobody in my real life i can talk to about it. In fact, Im super s...
by lpearlmom
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you lady! Octavia: thanks for your sweet response! I really love this community too. Good luck with your daughter as well as your NoS plan. The S days always threw me off and those teen years are definitely challenging but we will figure out both! Oh and the colonoscopy went well. They said i ...
by lpearlmom
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

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I feel like Id like to post again. Honestly I feel a little lost without this place. I just feel so much better getting my thoughts down on “paper”. Plus, you all are amazing & you somehow put up with all my craziness. Auto: yup, my mom is awesome. She’s really good at owning her mistakes. Octavia: ...
by lpearlmom
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

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Awww thank you guys! I really didn't think anyone would really notice if i just kind of disappeared. All is well although i have no idea what I’m doing eating wise. I admit i was kind of taken aback by how nonchalant everyone seemed about my recent struggles but I know it’s because nobody could real...
by lpearlmom
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Octavia thank you for your thoughtful response and that’s a nice positive spin on everything. Well I can’t speak for others, I can say that for me it wasn’t only not working for me anymore but leading to very unhealthy, disordered behaviors. I see these same behaviors are rampant on the IF boards so...
by lpearlmom
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Soprano: I used to measure myself every month but haven’t for awhile. I bet some of the gain is from the weight lifting though. I also think the gain will stop now that Im not having backlash eating from IF. Oh, 90 calories in a froyo bar but no way am i going back to counting calories. ☺️ Margot: t...
by lpearlmom
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks for the vote of confidence auto and yes things are happening rapidly on my thread over the last couple of days! Not to be dramatic but I kind of feel like i woke up from a long dream! ☺️
by lpearlmom
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks you guys! It’s really not so much about the weight as it is about the disordered behaviors for me. I know that’s hard to believe for someone so seemingly focused on the scale but im just so relieved to be away from all that overly restrictive mindset. It was starting to put me back in that sc...
by lpearlmom
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733386

Re: automated eating tracker

Oh thats so interesting about the dog shelters. Im definitely living in the wrong state but dh says Arizona needs me so here we stay. I told Rosebud about because she volunteers at an animal shelter every weekend. Plenty of adorable dogs for you to chose from if you ever visit our sunny state. I can...
by lpearlmom
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Nono: well I’m glad ypu did comment because what you said made a lot of sense. You’re right, IF definitely just is not working for me anymore. I cant believe i was so blind to it but I guess I just really wanted to make it work. I agree about the S days too. Mine never calmed dowm. I guess it’s back...
by lpearlmom
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197684

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks you guys so much for the support, compassion and advice. Well I had a piece of toast at 10:30 am and didn’t suddenly gain 20 lbs. I walked the dogs, did my weight routine and just felt really hungry. I thought this is ridiculous, I should be able to have a piece of toast without it being such...