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by automatedeating
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 548
Views: 60641

Re: flyingpig checkin

Not sure how the ice cream social thing went - but I can promise you that if I order something sugar-free, my kids go right ahead and order whatever they want. :mrgreen: maybe teenage girls are a little more impressionable, though.
by automatedeating
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Soprano - thanks for always being supportive and accepting me despite my flaws! And the bedroom - sheesh, yes, need to fix this fast. Pinkie - thank you for sharing so much! I love what you said about aging - about your struggle and your growth in that area. I want to be like you! Re: food - I love ...
by automatedeating
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Saturday, September 14 122.2 FBG: 97 Morning BP: 123/72 Eating B: coffee w/milk, handful of walnuts 1 cup broth L: yogurt w/banana slices coffee w/milk D: salmon & green beans dessert: keto pecan ice cream 1 cup broth Moving Pretty low key. Did some yard work and joined a subscription service calle...
by automatedeating
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dalia negra
Replies: 205
Views: 30297

Re: Dalia negra

Hi Dalia! :-) I hope your upcoming week is full of green!
by automatedeating
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Lizzy - I know we can grow from this discomfort and come out stronger for it. I already feel so much different than even 6 months ago. And interestingly, NoS has been my partner all along this long route. It provides the routine, the habits that allow me to eat food without spending excessive energy...
by automatedeating
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lizzy6 -Check In
Replies: 28
Views: 9629

Re: Lizzy6 -Check In

Nice green day there!
by automatedeating
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Haley's daily check in
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Re: Haley's daily check in

Hi Haley! Welcome to the forum! Please be gentle with yourself! I get this sense that you are really good at the grin and bear it routine of motherhood! Eek! I went crazy on an annual basis when my kids were toddlers. :-) I'm totally serious. I'd book a cheap hotel and leave town for 1 or 2 nights. ...
by automatedeating
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 559
Views: 81718

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Thank goodness you got good apples this time!

I made spinach ravioli for Creator! :-) I get it at Costco. Definitely no homemade sauce though - I just dump olive oil and parmesan cheese on there. I'm sure your homemade sauce must have been delicious and healthy!
by automatedeating
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 548
Views: 60641

Re: flyingpig checkin

Hang in there! One more day!
by automatedeating
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Candace! It's amazing how this discussion gets people going. I was totally in your camp as recently as my last hair appt (about not being ready to embrace my gray). I'm not really sure what's come over me. I get it that my decision is not for everybody (and maybe it's not even for me), but seriously...
by automatedeating
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: - -
Replies: 237
Views: 76634

Re: - -

Hi there Who's!
I totally am there with you on the walking. Whenever I stick with it (lots of it daily), my weight is much easier to maintain. And HappyHerder is a HappyCamper. :-)
Glad to hear the spots are not serious, and that the elbow is feeling a bit better.
by automatedeating
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 428
Views: 258030

Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Oh, minimizer, sorry to hear that the family stressors continue. And controlling our eating is HARD to do when we are stressed! That is the easiest and first thing to often go in our routines. We lose our self-care and aren't always as gentle with ourselves as we really need. Please feel free to sha...
by automatedeating
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 559
Views: 81718

Re: Jen's checkin thread

whoop-woop on lots of steps! The intensity of the political lifestyle must really take a toll on you and your friends. Please do continue to keep self-care in mind. I know you do your best already to balance self-care and everything else, but I just want to encourage you to continue to keep aiming f...
by automatedeating
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

This grey hair thing is so controversial! I've been reading a bit about it and I realize I'm making quite a statement (whether I mean to or not) by forging this path. Pixie - I am not into maintenance either! I think, like Octavia said, it feels freeing for me to try this route. And right - I can al...
by automatedeating
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Octavia - agree on all points. I feel so tired suddenly thinking about parenting. I've tried so hard, and then sometimes I get this overwhelm of fear that now I've just allowed these children to run wild. Sigh. Not really in the mental space to think about this today. So restless. This was a common ...
by automatedeating
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 559
Views: 81718

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Gross! I totally have had that issue lately with apples (mostly I notice it when cutting them for my kids). Boom. I get it now. No more eating apples in the summer! Yick!
by automatedeating
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 548
Views: 60641

Re: flyingpig checkin

you are a sugar-free flyingpig!
by automatedeating
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

An F and a T are very different people, right Pinkie!? As a newly certain "F", I am right there with you in the importance of this distinction! It's shocking that when I was 25, I was firmly coming out a "T" on that test, and now I am extreme on the "F". I think I molded myself into a T to fit my fa...
by automatedeating
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 629
Views: 79524

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Octavia! I prefer to call them "walk-jogs" -- haha! I've always thought of you as a sort of "mini-oolala" with your insightful thinking. And of course I've also thought of you as Bridget Jones with your wit, charm, honesty, and determination to fit into sexy skirts. You are quite the person. Awesome...
by automatedeating
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Sunday, Sept. 8 121.4 Eating B: coffee w/half&half L: yogurt w/berries 1 cup bone broth D: giant salad w/cheese & egg dessert: keto bark + dark chocolate peanut butter (BG up to 123, then down to 100 after a nice walk) decaf coffee w/half&half X 2 Moving 14K steps is the goal walk/jog w/HappyHerder...
by automatedeating
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 121
Views: 28286

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Pinkie - hugs and lots of love sent your way. I can't imagine the agony your heart is in - and while you still have all the regular things of life (and your other kids) to take care of...... when a crisis occurs, it would be so nice if everything else could just "pause" so that you can attend solely...
by automatedeating
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Oh gosh sorry I got mixed up about your type. INFP. :-) Growth mindset is really fun to talk about, especially in my teaching/learning setting. What you said about your 10-year old - that is such a hard balance! Being parents, we DO have to sacrifice our own desires many times in order to meet the n...
by automatedeating
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Soprano - of course you know what I'll say, right? :mrgreen: I recommend you buy a blood glucose monitor and start experimenting. Mainly get your fasting blood glucose first thing in the morning - maybe every day for a week or every other day for 2 weeks. That should give you a good sense of that nu...
by automatedeating
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 548
Views: 60641

Re: flyingpig checkin

my husband bought this new Dark chocolate peanut butter - a company called Fix and Fog. I haven't tried it yet but every time I see it in the pantry I think of my dear flyingpig.
by automatedeating
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 559
Views: 81718

Re: Jen's checkin thread

We are all tired after our first week of school.
THIS. THIS. THIS.
by automatedeating
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Hi Ladybird! What in the world is the lurgy? Well, nevermind, I took the liberty of looking it up: http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-dre1.htm Ha! And I was even pronouncing it wrong. INTJ :-) ? And Pinkhippie is INTP. And I am INFJ. Are we a forum of "INs"? Introverted Visionaries? Ha! And perhaps...
by automatedeating
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: NoSer Check In
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: NoSer Check In

Wooo-hooo! Must feel great!
by automatedeating
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Pinkie - I'm sure I would love to hear you talk about your book! :-) Jen & Pinkie - I have just switched out my one long daily walk/jog (1hr+) for 3 shorter walk/jogs (morning, after lunch, and then after dinner). So not extra exercise, really - just tactically to regulate my blood sugar. My weight ...
by automatedeating
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Thursday, Sept 5 121.2 Eating B: coffee w/milk, 1/4 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup yogurt L: yogurt w/berries decaf coffee w/milk before dinner D: salad + roast beef sandwich on keto bread (Sexy makes this) Moving walk/jog HappyHerder walk after lunch swim w/Creator (will) walk after dinner PersonalLearning ...
by automatedeating
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 548
Views: 60641

Re: flyingpig checkin

Here they come!!!!!!!
by automatedeating
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 559
Views: 81718

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Your meals today sound yummy and nourishing. Hope they help get you feeling great again.

Nice work on all the exercise! But I know how your body can start to feel a little "overdone". It's so important to listen to that and rest, exactly as you did (sleep-wise and not running).
by automatedeating
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Wednesday, Sept 4 122.2 FBG: 94 Eating B: coffee w/milk brunch: 1/4 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup yogurt lunch: yogurt w/berries dinner: salad w/ fried fish chicken bone broth Moving again, so heavy and tired this morning I didn't walk. I think weight-lifting is really taking it out of me. I'm listening to m...
by automatedeating
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: honey's check-in
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: honey's check-in

Good job to recognize that it's the long-time pattern that matters, not perfection in one day.
by automatedeating
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: honey's check-in
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: honey's check-in

My workplace is horrible for junk food temptations. On the bright side, it was so predictable that junk food appears that I was able to develop a pretty high tolerance to seeing it around. I don't even register it as "food" at this point, although it has been 6 years of learning to ignore it. My wor...
by automatedeating
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 548
Views: 60641

Re: flyingpig checkin

honey, are you a teacher too?
by automatedeating
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2 meals a day?
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: 2 meals a day?

Hi April - I also wonder if maybe you could just tinker with what is on the plate nutrient-wise. I do best if there is lots of fat, decent protein, and enough carb for sweetness (for example, I have 2 cups of high-fat yogurt w/berries for lunch almost every day). This hits all the notes for me, fill...
by automatedeating
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

So true, honey! We can be awful to ourselves. Let's break that habit! Tuesday, September 3 122.8 Eating B: coffee w/half&half, walnuts, part of yogurt L: yogurt w/berries D: salad w/blue cheese, egg, and bacon; fried tilapia decaf coffee Moving Woke up heavy, tired, groggy. Thought maybe my body nee...
by automatedeating
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 121
Views: 28286

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Very glad to hear that your dizziness hasn't been as frequent. Great news!

Such a bummer about your foot, but you did awesome to find a way to be active anyway.
by automatedeating
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Monday, Sept 2 123.0 FBG: 95 morning BP: 101/68 Eating B: decaf coffee w/half&half, 1 cup salty lemon water, 1 cup coffee w/half&half, 1/4 cup walnuts & 3/4 cup yogurt w/berries L: 1.25 cups yogurt w/berries 1 cup decaf coffee w/half&half D: salad w/olive oil & vinegar; roasted radishes, and salmon ...
by automatedeating
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lizzy6 -Check In
Replies: 28
Views: 9629

Re: Lizzy6 -Check In

Hi Lizzy! Those goals sound really good for self-care. Nourishing for your body and your spirit.
Glad to see you on the boards again. :-) Happy September!
by automatedeating
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Sunday, September 1 122.2 BG: 100 (today I went back through my journal and found fasting blood sugars routinely in the mid-70's to mid-80's EATING THE SAME DIET). This was around 8 months ago. The ONLY difference I can find was the amount of alcohol. :shock: So, if assume that alcohol lowers my fa...
by automatedeating
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Saturday, Aug 31 S Day! :-) Which means "keto desserts" for a prediabetic, haha But still exciting 121.6 FBG: 97 BP: 109/67 Interestingly, I was reading some articles about salt deficiencies and learned that most people do NOT get noticeably hypotensive when they don't have enough salt. Their stress...
by automatedeating
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: honey's check-in
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: honey's check-in

Your oven broke? That would definitely be hard to keep green, especially in these early days reestablishing habit! So sorry - what's the timeline for getting oven fixed/buying a new one?
by automatedeating
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 5620

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

I hope you also have a rip-roaring good time!!! This sounds like a special vacation and worth enjoying fully!
by automatedeating
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Friday, August 30 121.6 FBG: 102 Morning BP: 103/69 Eating B: coffee w/half&half, 1/4 cup of walnuts, 1 cup bone broth L: yogurt w/berries (BG 2 hours post-lunch was 105! That's great!) D: 1 cup broth, leftover milanese chicken, kale salad, and some leftover steak, one plum notably - Sexy gone toni...
by automatedeating
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 629
Views: 79524

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Wow, very inspiring post, Octavia.
by automatedeating
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

LOL, Octavia, me too!! I was laying there thinking, "Why did I lay down right in everyone's way? I should have laid down off to the side of the aisle.... "
by automatedeating
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 121
Views: 28286

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Ironically I am more active and probably more healthy than I have been in years. This is what really really matters. If we don't feel good about ourselves, it's harder to stick with any health-efforts. The scale is only one measure of our overall health. I'm so proud of you for your focus and your ...
by automatedeating
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Thanks Pinkie. I feel perfectly fine now; in fact, I felt perfect by a couple hours after having the broth. Lesson learned.....! Yeah, the butt bruise is painful and this morning I woke up with a stiff neck, a little bit of whiplash I suspect. Thursday, August 29 121.4 BP: 103/47 had broth right aft...
by automatedeating
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: honey's check-in
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: honey's check-in

Hi honey! Welcome back on the boards. :-)
by automatedeating
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sharon's daily check-in
Replies: 307
Views: 29579

Re: Sharon's daily check-in

I wouldn't be at all surprised if, for the most part, you continue this better relationship with food. It does take some effort (like any relationship) but you have been working these habits for a significant amount of time. After about this amount of time on NoS, I knew the principles were with me ...
by automatedeating
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 393
Views: 88845

Re: 3squaremeals daily check in

Good idea about the sugar-free evening treat!
by automatedeating
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3908
Views: 1234147

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Lots of love to you, Linda. Take care. I will miss you but very much understand that a break could be really good for you - just what you need.
by automatedeating
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Wednesday, August 28 121.6 Eating B: coffee w/cream Um, so I passed out for a few seconds this morning, about 11am. Low blood pressure. Some kind strangers gave me a few saltines and a little apple juice. Think I'm needing to remember to include more sodium in my diet. I had gotten lax about that, ...
by automatedeating
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 629
Views: 79524

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

omg we are all so human! It sucks and it is amazing, all at the same time. Anyway, as far as beautifying yourself goes - I wanted to reply "just do what feels good" - but then I wondered if perhaps what feels good momentarily is actually making you feel not-good longer term. So yeah, I see your dile...
by automatedeating
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 121
Views: 28286

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

My kids started back too! It's crazy how the schedule suddenly becomes uber-intense for a bit.
by automatedeating
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Octavia! Isn't it crazy how we can feel hatred toward someone we love? That is so hard for us to reconcile (even as adults) - I imagine that could be completely scary to a kid. I, Mammal! I love that title too! I will look it up, although I'm finally back to work and my summer reading is sadly becom...
by automatedeating
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sharon's daily check-in
Replies: 307
Views: 29579

Re: Sharon's daily check-in

Hi Sharon! So lovely to see your check-in and all the good things going on for you. Such peace you are exuding!
Take care and thanks for the update!
by automatedeating
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 629
Views: 79524

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Galloping through self-help articles! ha! That is SOOOO me! :-)

And I absolutely believe that over-eating and over-drinking can be just two different methods to serve the same purpose - numbing out emotions.
by automatedeating
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 559
Views: 81718

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Holy crap, that is amazing! Yay for you Jen! That is truly significant - so happy for you!
by automatedeating
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Pinkhippie! You inspired me to take that personality test! And guess what?! We are similar! I came out INFJ. It warms my heart that you could relate to my post. I feel vulnerable when I post so much about myself, and your validation really felt special. Thanks! And I'm not surprised your 16 year old...
by automatedeating
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: This is not a bad idea, Tracker!
Replies: 114
Views: 6983

Re: This is not a bad idea, Tracker!

Definitely no judgement. Everybody here is different and we have to find what works for us - what tastes good, what is sustainable, what fits with our principles, our time, our budget, our family situation, on and on.
You go girl - do what is right for you.
by automatedeating
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: This is not a bad idea, Tracker!
Replies: 114
Views: 6983

Re: This is not a bad idea, Tracker!

Oh, I'm sorry to hear about this. You haven't been feeling well, then you end up gaining weight, too. That is not fair! I hope you are feeling better and I love your confident tone at the end that you will find your groove again soon. You will! But I'm so glad you stopped by your thread to let us kn...
by automatedeating
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 279
Views: 58128

Re: ladybird's check in

Hi Ladybird! Your check-in looks nice, glad things are going well. Keep up the great habits! :-)
by automatedeating
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 121
Views: 28286

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

What a nice S Day! I like how you really thought about what your body needed and took care of yourself. I know you had said earlier that your dizzy/lightheadness was related to needing glasses, but did you ever double-check about hypoglycemia? It would be nice if you could get to the bottom of that ...
by automatedeating
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3908
Views: 1234147

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Oh, my. Looking at old photos is definitely no small undertaking! I often cry and then feel exhausted after such an endeavor.
I love this sentence best though -
that awkward little girl and then that beautiful young woman who had no clue how beautiful she was
by automatedeating
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Thanks Linda. I really AM making progress, which is so surprising at my age. Haha. Seriously, though, I didn't expect to make such big shifts in my feelings of connection with my kids just from these new (to me) techniques. It's lifted me from a kind of resigned feeling that I'm messing my kids up t...
by automatedeating
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Year 6: The Year I Quit Drinking
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Year 6: The Year I Quit Drinking

No S Diet Year 6 - The Year I Quit Drinking Quick Stats Female 5’2’’ 42 years old Married, mom to 2 boys (ages 13 and 10) Year 6 starting weight: 134/BMI 24.5 Year 6 ending weight: 122.8 (this morning’s weight)/BMI 22.5 Body Fat % - roughly 25% (based off calipers and scale) This year I continued t...
by automatedeating
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 5620

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Whoop-whoop for 149! :-) I bet you felt a bit giddy when you saw that number.
by automatedeating
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Pinkie - I teach Biology classes! Mostly Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, General Biology. And I LOVE them all - so much fun. My students tend to be quite interested in learning, too, which is great. Candace - You had me laughing when I read your post. It is true that the #1 narcissitic trait is ...
by automatedeating
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 5620

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

And S Days will be here when you open your eyes to the morning. :-)
by automatedeating
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3908
Views: 1234147

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Linda - my heart aches for you! I hope the depression lifts soon. In the meantime, that is so great that you have found some podcasts to listen to that help you see you are not alone, and I'm glad they made you laugh. As you know, I listen to lots of podcasts, but most of them are science-y to the e...
by automatedeating
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 121
Views: 28286

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Candace - what a great service! I am going to look into this!!!! A border collie? My heart! :-) Have fun in Denver! And to both of you - I think most of us on this forum need a good deal of fat and protein at meals. My ectomorph friends & coworkers that are highly insulin sensitive and super skinny ...
by automatedeating
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Pinkie - your ed plan sounds really interesting and a nice change of direction from working with little ones. I teach college students, but earlier in my career I taught middle and high school. Even those ages were so draining emotionally for me. And, sometimes in my thread here you'll catch me in a...
by automatedeating
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Pinkhippy! I think we were posting at the same time!

So what are you thinking about for school? Enjoy your days before the next quarter/semester starts!
by automatedeating
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Linda - yesterday 6 Robins descended upon my blueberry bush! I sent out HappyHerder and he took care of that! :-) Even though we have a very very small backyard, it's enough to have a short row of strawberries and 3 blueberry bushes. I am totally into the fruit thing - forget all the work and effort...
by automatedeating
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 121
Views: 28286

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oooh, another "walk/run" kind of gal! :-) Last fall I started walk/jogging - it was originally a way to rehabilitate my dog (long story) but my plan was to just go whatever pace he set so that I didn't over or under exercise him. Well, dogs trot, and then sniff, and then trot, and then sniff. So act...
by automatedeating
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 121
Views: 28286

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Hey there! Welcome back 43-year old! :-) I turn 43 in October and boy do I hear you about the "self-care" of good eating being my driving force. One thing I have been thinking more about lately - some people might be perfectly happy to have a planned mid-afternoon snack. It could just be part of the...
by automatedeating
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Wednesday, August 21 122.6 Fasting Blood Glucose: 101 (and I went in yesterday for my A1C test - I'll post results when I get them and consider new strategies if necessary) Eating B: coffee w/milk, coffee w/collagen protein + MCT L: yogurt w/berries - can you believe that I am STILL getting blueberr...
by automatedeating
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 174
Views: 22665

Re: liveitup's check-in

No, I haven't heard of Naturally Slim, but it sounds like intermittent fasting! I kind of do 2 meals a day on N Days, although I generally think of my coffee w/milk as breakfast. Paying attention to avoid emotional eating - Ah. Always tricky! Some of the alcohol-free posters on coach.me remind us al...
by automatedeating
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3908
Views: 1234147

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hey there Linda. How many hours are you in the car every day taking the kids around? Your schedule must be really wild right now; and you really have only had a few days since the visitors left. Add that to skipping your period and I can see why anxiety and depression could be particularly intense. ...
by automatedeating
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hayley's Daily Check In
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Hayley's Daily Check In

Hi Hayley! Good luck tomorrow. A recent thought I've considered is that some people might do better to start with 4 meals a day. Plan for it ahead of time, and have a planned mid-afternoon snack, or perhaps some people would do better with a planned pre-bed snack. That is a little less scary in the ...
by automatedeating
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 5620

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Yeah, those "kind-hearted" people and their brownies! :-) Flyingpig's workplace always has me in shock at the amount of chocolate those teachers try to give to each other to survive their regular workdays. I like your reasonable expectations for vacation and the remainder of the year. If I remember ...
by automatedeating
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Octavia - thanks for that shout-out for The Anxiety Guy! I really enjoy podcasts on my walks. Candace - I have pretty much eliminated the diet soda, but I'm not sure what is going on with my blood sugar. That 107 and 112 have literally been the highest fasting values I have EVER seen. A year ago, ea...
by automatedeating
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: TRAC77 daily check in
Replies: 39
Views: 2634

Re: TRAC77 daily check in

Hi there!
by automatedeating
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 174
Views: 22665

Re: liveitup's check-in

Do you think it's possible that your metabolism just needs 4 meals a day? Maybe a planned mid-morning or mid-afternoon meal? It's not like you're brand-new to NoS and the ideas of no snacks, so maybe you just really do need more frequent fuelings. I think we are all different like that.
by automatedeating
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Diary of New Beginnings
Replies: 44
Views: 2757

Re: April's Diary of New Beginnings

I have heard this book recommended several times now! I need to get it.
by automatedeating
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Monday, August 19 123.8 Fasting Blood Glucose: 102 Eating B: coffee w/milk, coffee w/collagen protein + MCT oil L: yogurt w/berries, a couple slices of apple D: giant kale salad w/bacon bits & cheese decaf coffee w/half & half Moving (will) walk/jog HappyHerder PersonalLearning Inspired by a few bo...
by automatedeating
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 629
Views: 79524

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hi Octavia! How wonderful to have this week to focus on things you really care about! I like your idea of one focus each day.
by automatedeating
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

S Day Sunday! :-) Sunday, August 18 124.4 Fasting Blood Glucose: 112 Eating B: coffee w/milk, coffee w/collagen protein + MCT, bacon, eggs, and 1/4 of an apple L: yogurt w/berries, latte D: homemade pizza, 2 choc chip cookies, 1 brownie-type dessert w/whipped cream decaf coffee w/ half and half Movi...
by automatedeating
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Saturday, August 17 124.2 S Day! Eating B: coffee w/milk, coffee w/collagen protein + MCT L: IHOP with Creator after school shopping - crepes w/strawberries (blood glucose up to 135 after this whale of a meal) D: fried rockfish and steamed broccoli w/cheese dessert: one of Sexy's newest sugar-free ...
by automatedeating
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How has your meal composition changed?
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: How has your meal composition changed?

Gradually, over the past 6 years - I eat more fat and veggies. I eat fewer refined carbs. Surprisingly, protein has remained stable (I actually had this confirmed with various kidney function testing). I eat 1g protein/kg body weight. Most people probably would never have these values precisely meas...
by automatedeating
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Thank you Linda. I love how you said "they can feel it in their bones". That gave me shivers. Candace - beach was great! And family issues (parents/brother) were minimal to non-existent. I made sure to keep busy and focus on the kids (both mine and niece/nephew). That really helped, I think. Did lot...
by automatedeating
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2167
Views: 972648

Re: oolala53

I can’t take nutrition advice too seriously one way or another anymore because, like you said, everyone’s got an agenda.
So true. Nutrition is right up there with religion and politics agenda-wise!
by automatedeating
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3908
Views: 1234147

Re: Linda's daily check-in

fried guacamole? Oh baby! :-) Get me some of that! I think part of the problem with trying to follow weightloss plans of ppl who successfully have lost weight is that we forget a key reason they were successful is that they made their plan tailored for themselves. If we try to copy them exactly we l...
by automatedeating
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 5620

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

tired and anxious - a powerful craving concoction....
by automatedeating
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Candace - the new trails are so exciting! I love having new routes for my morning walk/jogs - and if I can be in the woods for most of it, I am a happier and healthier person. Soprano, thank you. No more ruminating for either of us! :-) We can put that energy into forging greater connection with our...
by automatedeating
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Thanks Linda and Oolala! I sort of swing from feeling some pride and joy at my progress, to feeling overwhelmed or despairing at where I am at; this is particularly more likely to occur if I begin ruminating on the mistakes I've made as a parent. Monday, August 12 123.4 Fasting Blood Glucose: 107 Ea...
by automatedeating
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

3Squares - I am not surprised you make your own chocolate bark. :-) You are quite the baker/chef/candlestick maker. :lol: Sunday, August 11 - S Day 123.6 Fasting Blood Glucose: 105 Eating B: coffee w/milk, coffee w/collagen + MCT oil dessert 1: 2 brownie-type desserts L: bacon, eggs, & 1/2 an Englis...
by automatedeating
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760814

Re: automated eating tracker

Yeah, Candace it is surprisingly amazing. I would pick it over a regular almond chocolate bark.