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by automatedeating
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 270
Views: 54527

Re: ladybird's check in

Here's to a green and refreshing week! :-)
by automatedeating
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jennie’s daily check in
Replies: 1
Views: 6

Re: Jennie’s daily check in

Hi Jennie! You and joined just about the same time in 2013! :-)

I look forward to getting to know you on your thread!
by automatedeating
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Tenth year
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: Tenth year

Congrats Dave and thanks for the update!
by automatedeating
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Sunday, July 21 124.6 Eating B: coffee w/milk, apple slices L: yogurt w/berries, warm blueberries from my yard. :-) afternoon tide-me-over: (will be) large glass of milk and possibly a cup of bone broth D: beef bowl for me/spaghetti for kids dessert: Just Peachy frozen yogurt with Creator (after cl...
by automatedeating
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 83
Views: 2066

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Your workouts sound awesome!
by automatedeating
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min
Replies: 32
Views: 703

Re: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min

Thanks for explaining this, Cedar. :-) Understanding addiction and starting to ignore our self-talk is pretty powerful. I'm trying, but it is slow going! You moved at the end of your last thread, is that correct? Maybe also you just love your new place and find this lifestyle a great fit? For some r...
by automatedeating
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197676

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Linda, I'm sure your increased appetite is just a passing thing (even if "passing" means several months!). I always eat more in the summer and gain weight!!! I feel like a bear getting ready for hibernation.
Hang in there with your basic boundaries but reasonable restrictions, just like you're doing.
by automatedeating
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Saturday, July 20 Eating B: coffee w/milk, latte, bacon & gouda sandwich at Starbuck's L: ice cream sandwich, ice cream cone, pringles potato chips, tortilla chips w/guacamole D: chicken broccoli bacon sour cream casserole. Delicious! decaf coffee w/milk Moving walk/jogs with Millie and Ella at the...
by automatedeating
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 590
Views: 71756

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I love my soluble fiber/fibre (ha!) supplements! I often take them as prebiotics for my gut flora, not because of bowel issues, but I am a HUGE fan. :-)
My favorite brand is Heather's Tummy Fiber. It definitely dissolves the best.
by automatedeating
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 517
Views: 75025

Re: Jen's checkin thread

You sure run a lot! That is really neat! I still alternate walking with my jogging. It's probably a mental block I have about not stopping. :-)

And very kind of you to make a meal for your ill friend, especially when you are a very busy woman (even in the "slower" season, ha!)
by automatedeating
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 590
Views: 71756

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hi Octavia - I was just reading on Ruth's thread and she is doing the every day moderate plan (also like Lifeisablessing). Also Sinnie always did that, and Imogen for a long time too, I think. It could be worth experimenting with, if you feel motivated to try it. Personally, for me, that hasn't been...
by automatedeating
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min
Replies: 32
Views: 703

Re: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min

Animals do rule!! I have been having all kind of epiphanies in my counseling sessions recently about animals and how they have been a source of unconditional love for me. They also model "just living" and not worrying about things. When I am with them, I feel peace beyond almost any other circumstan...
by automatedeating
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 502
Views: 53575

Re: flyingpig checkin

I agree Candace! Flyingpig, you make me laugh, and that makes me want to give you a big hug.
by automatedeating
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197676

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I definitely am not any happier at my current weight than I was when I was bigger. However, I do like being thinner, and it provides touch-points of good feelings from time to time. But it doesn't sweep away any other things about life. I just had an aha! Losing weight is like having a clean house -...
by automatedeating
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lemonie daily check in
Replies: 21
Views: 359

Re: Lemonie daily check in

Hi Lemonie! Just swinging by to say hello. Hope those college visits are going well. What type of environment do you and your daughter think will be the best fit for her? What does she want to study?
by automatedeating
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 83
Views: 2066

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Congrats on the Dollar Store Victory! I have found that when those cravings hit (for whatever), it helps to just take 3 or 4 deep belly breaths (sitting down is easiest for me, but that might have been difficult in the store!) and kind of open my belly up to welcome whatever emotion is coming throug...
by automatedeating
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 484
Views: 217132

Re: The Daily Dandelion

Hi Dandy - thanks for coming on here and posting, even if you feel your progress isn't where you want it to be.
Hopefully next week will have fewer disruptions!
by automatedeating
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ruth's daily check in..
Replies: 9
Views: 91

Re: Ruth's daily check in..

Hi Ruth! I hope the rest of your day went OK, and that you woke up today with fresh energy for your experiment! Experiments are music to my ears! :-) You can never fail at an experiment! They just help you gather information for the next experiment.
by automatedeating
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Friday, July 19 123.2/BMI 22.5 Eating B: coffee w/milk L: yogurt w/berries, 2 apple slices, 1 more cup of coffee w/milk D: hamburger w/cheese, guacamole, bacon, onion, tomato, pickles. That would have been perfect, but then I had to add on to my meal tortilla chips w/ more of that artichoke dip. Th...
by automatedeating
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

It has been interesting, Candace. :-) One funny thing I know my No-S friends will relate to - all of us students are learning these skills, and each one requires a volunteer. Well, along comes the "Weighing a Patient" skill and guess who volunteered! :-) Yep, me, the oldest one in the class. And mos...
by automatedeating
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

CNA stands for Certified Nursing Assistant. It's a 4 week class (1 week of which is clinical work in a nursing home), followed by a state written and skills exam. There are 22 care skills that must be learned. Most CNAs work in nursing homes, but they can work in hospitals as well. My students get t...
by automatedeating
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Wednesday, July 17 123.6 Eating B: coffee w/milk, a latte & those egg bites at Starbuck's on the way to class L: cheese & salami (forgot to pack my yogurt!) D: tortilla chips w/ artichoke jalapeno parmesan dip diet coke Moving Well, I moved all the living room furniture and cleaned behind everything...
by automatedeating
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Thanks Linda. Interesting that Sweetpea, your naturally considerate one, is the more anxious of your two. That's the same with mine. Maybe instinctive empathy opens them up to more fears....? I was the same way as a child, but I had NO ONE to go to when I had those attacks. Tuesday, July 16 124.6 Ea...
by automatedeating
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Thanks Candace.
He's had a rough day; we had to pick him early from his golf camp. I think tonight I need to get him set up in our room and I'm going to do a guided meditation with him before bed. He likes them, actually.
by automatedeating
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Monday, July 15 124.8 - I ate a lot this weekend, yes, but I also ran a lot yesterday and I've noticed sometimes I sort of swell up after a lot of exercise. More water retention. We'll see if that number settles down over the week. Eating B: coffee w/milk, latte on the way to work L: yogurt w/berrie...
by automatedeating
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Thank you Linda. :-) Sunday, July 14 122.6 Eating B: coffee w/milk L: lamb curry w/ rice D: ice cream bar, 2 brownies, diet sprite more food - tortilla chips & spinach artichoke dip. Totally didn't need it Decaf coffee w/milk Moving Jogged stella (shepherd lab mix), ella (foxhound), millie (cattle d...
by automatedeating
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197676

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Love these couple of posts and seeing you finding your rhythm again. And that grateful list! :-) Ha - eating too many carbs get a bad rap, not eating enough carbs gets a bad rap, eating 6X a day gets a bad rap, eating 1X a day gets a bad rap, it's like no matter what works for us, we are guaranteed ...
by automatedeating
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Candace - the movie was really good! I was a little surprised that I liked it so much; it's the 4th one after all. :-) I guess Toys that come to life is a nostalgia I don't get tired of. Lemonie - I actually put my comment about the popcorn as dinner above. Since I had the Reese's pieces, it definit...
by automatedeating
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Hi Lemonie - yeah I suppose I could have just called the popcorn dinner. But I also got Reese's pieces. :-) I do still consider it all dinner, I guess. But an S event for me because I normally try to avoid foods that spike my blood sugar. I haven't been measuring lately; I do kind of wonder what tha...
by automatedeating
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Yep Linda - Sexy also hasn't been drinking for a few weeks. He's been sampling a variety of non-alcoholic beers. :-) Oh and you didn't miss my post - I think your reply came in before I had updated my entry for the day. Lemonie - thanks for noticing that self-care! I was asleep by 7:30pm!!! I woke u...
by automatedeating
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Thursday, July 11 121.6 Eating B: coffee w/milk L: yogurt w/berries D: giant salad + salmon + 1/2 and English muffin, a few tortilla chips w/guacamole diet coke Moving very little. I did finally walk HappyHerder a couple times around the block. I don't want to get into it too much (still feeling hi...
by automatedeating
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Wednesday, July 10

122.4

Eating
B: coffee w/milk
L: yogurt w/berries
D: date night - salad, bacon meatloaf & nachos - all shared with hubby at restaurant. Bill was a lot lower since neither of us ordered alcohol!
will have diet sprite

Moving
short bike ride with kids
walk/jog w/HappyHerder
by automatedeating
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min
Replies: 32
Views: 703

Re: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min

You sing to my heart when you talk about GG. :-)
So happy that your family has a dog again.
by automatedeating
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lemonie daily check in
Replies: 21
Views: 359

Re: Lemonie daily check in

Hi Lemonie - I agree with Candace; NoS thinking helped you observe more carefully your "typical" vacation behavior. Calm curiosity, collecting data. And I strongly disagree that "waiting" until after a vacation to start something like NoS would have been necessary. The very foundation of this progra...
by automatedeating
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 517
Views: 75025

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Hi Jen! Nice to see you on the boards. Hope things are going well for you!
by automatedeating
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 502
Views: 53575

Re: flyingpig checkin

Workout buddies are the best! I had a walking partner years ago but it's been a long time since I had a consistent walking partner. Well, I guess I should count HappyHerder!! :-)
by automatedeating
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2164
Views: 953640

Re: oolala53

Hi again Oolala. I've decided I very much need you to check in so I know you are A-OK! :-) Pretty please?
by automatedeating
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197676

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I'm not at all surprised you are fasting again. It was a good fit for you for a long time. I'm sure you have learned so much about what works from you, and what kind of things derail you, etc. Maybe the ultimate difference is when we do something because of how we feel when we do it, rather than wit...
by automatedeating
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 484
Views: 217132

Re: The Daily Dandelion

Hi Dandy! Here's to continued good progress with the job search!
by automatedeating
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min
Replies: 32
Views: 703

Re: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min

Sounds like a great day!
by automatedeating
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 83
Views: 2066

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

I love Panera. Unfortunately, though, there is not much on the menu that will actually fill me up without making my blood sugar go a little wonky. And I totally have that issue where when I start eating junky food, I just want more and more junky food. I have to apply real willpower to stop. When I'...
by automatedeating
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Thanks Linda - I always imagine your adorable pups - the big one and the little one - cuddled together. :-) Soprano - I have such a thing for the herding breeds, it's ridiculous. I keep thinking I'll try other breeds and mixes, but my heart belongs with the herders. That intensity, that attunement, ...
by automatedeating
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Hi Candace! Today I am going to meet a 1 year old border collie so we'll see how that goes....! Yes, most of the shelter dogs do have issues in my area (Washington State). Most things I can work on, but it's tough if they have become excessively shy or fear aggressive, leash reactive, etc. Where are...
by automatedeating
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1753
Views: 921086

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

I appreciated getting to read through your experiments!

I love experiments!
saying you need to have a Study of 1, study of what works for you.
This is great. :-)
by automatedeating
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min
Replies: 32
Views: 703

Re: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min

Oh, sorry to hear about the argument with your husband. I hope things are resolved a bit better between the two of you now. And bummer about the snoring and musical beds! Moving around and sleeping in different places is kind of common around my place, lol. For a whole variety of reasons. I love tha...
by automatedeating
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 502
Views: 53575

Re: flyingpig checkin

I totally got through your "rambly" which I didn't find rambly at all, actually. :-) I think it's encouraging for five more reasons: 1. You have LOST weight and kept it off since Jan. 2018. At least 7 kg/15 pounds! 2. You have managed to do this despite going through some very difficult times. 3. Yo...
by automatedeating
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Lemonie - that is very neat that getting a dog helps kids get off the electronics! And I am feeling great about the No Alcohol but I can't deny that it's made avoiding sweets and overeating MUCH harder. Sunday, July 7 124.2 Eating B: coffee w/milk L: frozen yogurt after climbing w/Creator D: burgers...
by automatedeating
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min
Replies: 32
Views: 703

Re: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min

Cedar - you sound really at peace right now. I love that!
by automatedeating
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 83
Views: 2066

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

The slow weight loss of NoS can be a bit frustrating. My first year I only lost 8 pounds for the entire year. I still considered it significant, though, because I joined at a time that I had been seeing a gradual weight GAIN over time. NoS completely halted and slightly reversed that trend. I still ...
by automatedeating
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Thanks Candace. You're right - everybody feels weird some days. I guess we just need to ride the wave of human experience.... Saturday, July 6 123.2 I woke up happy this morning that last night I didn't have ice cream. I was SOOOOOO close to having some because what I was really craving was wine. Th...
by automatedeating
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lemonie daily check in
Replies: 21
Views: 359

Re: This is the beginning

Well hello Lemonie! What a great user name. My kiddos love Lemony Snickett. :-)

I think you'll find that many of us are not all over social media, actually. We just particularly love this forum and all our online friends.

Here's to your new beginning!
by automatedeating
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197676

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Happy Birthday to Doc! Also, very exciting about the girls' camps! I remember back when you were deciding about those - I bet they will have so much fun! This time alone will be so great for you, after the (cozy) closeness of camping and all the changes of summer. It may be just the thing you need r...
by automatedeating
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min
Replies: 32
Views: 703

Re: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min

Hope you get rested up this weekend!
by automatedeating
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Sharon, that's neat how you can notice when you are feeling too restricted and can respond to that in a way that keeps you in this for the long game! Friday, July 5! Eating B: coffee w/milk + brain octane oil, some of Creator's yogurt smoothie (same stuff that I have for lunch, I just make the kids ...
by automatedeating
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 502
Views: 53575

Re: flyingpig checkin

Branched out today though..Breakfast: peanut butter and banana in porridge (see- totally different :P)
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by automatedeating
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 83
Views: 2066

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Now, I guess, I can start by counting to ten instead of reaching for ten things to eat. Ha! That made me laugh. I use deep breaths that make my belly expand below my sternum. I try to sit with the feeling and let it ride through me. Emotions pass so quickly, is what I'm starting to notice. I used a...
by automatedeating
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Candace - absolutely I agree with you about the "seeing" it all. It's powerful.
by automatedeating
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 590
Views: 71756

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Lots of really neat things in this post. Here were some of my favorites that I was like "YES!" - peanut gallery cheering: Isn’t it funny how gradual/slow we have to be on No S? Well, on any habit-changing regime, really. It’s something I’m very grateful to have learnt. So frickin' true!! Like in my ...
by automatedeating
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 168
Views: 20091

Re: liveitup's check-in

Happy 4th of July to you too! Are you taking today as an S Day? I actually still haven't decided.... I think last year I tried to keep it an N Day and sort of failed, but only middling fail.
by automatedeating
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Soprano
Replies: 148
Views: 17100

Re: Soprano

Thanks Soprano! I am planning to win all the neighborhood party competitions (things like cornhole), primarily because I will be one of the only sober players. :lol: Your vacation sounds heavenly, and I bet the ocean is amazing. But it's always nice to get home, too. Have you been able to unwind and...
by automatedeating
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Thank you Candace, Octavia, and Sharon! :-) Thursday, July 4th! 122.6 Eating B: coffee w/milk + brain octane oil L: yogurt w/berries another cup coffee w/milk D: neighborhood potluck food. I consider tonight an S event, but I'd like to avoid going hog-wild. Update - I had BBQ pork, some chips w/a gr...
by automatedeating
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 83
Views: 2066

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

At my house I buy veggie trays and put those on the table (w/Ranch for dip) on Saturday and Sunday about 10am. The kids and I eat those suckers up so fast - even a Costco sized one is gone by Monday. :-) So maybe you can have a big pile of raw carrots ready to go for the weekend. :mrgreen:
by automatedeating
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 168
Views: 20091

Re: liveitup's check-in

Oh, liveitup! I'm so sorry that LiveWire was so sick PLUS that you had to cut your cruise short. You sound like you are handling it with aplomb, but it seems there could be some complex emotions to process after all that upheaval and stress of worrying about LiveWire and then the disappointment of g...
by automatedeating
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197676

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Avocado on toast is one of my favorite meals of all time.
by automatedeating
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min
Replies: 32
Views: 703

Re: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min

I looked up bull Arab and apparently that is a dog breed I'd never heard of! Big Australian pig hunting dog. :-)
Sounds like your pup will enjoy every moment of exercise she gets! And hopefully you'll enjoy it with her!
by automatedeating
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sharon's daily check-in
Replies: 301
Views: 25981

Re: Sharon's daily check-in

What an amazing testimony, Sharon. I feel like your statements show that NoS has actually been part of a season of your life where you are learning anew to practice self-care and self-compassion, whether it's by recognizing the physical toll on your body grief causes (as well as your soul and heart)...
by automatedeating
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Liveitup - thanks for the No Alcohol encouragement! I am Day 64! :-) The brain octane oil seemed to be particularly helpful during weeks 2-4 of quitting alcohol. I gave it up during week 5 and brought it back a few weeks later because the grogginess had returned so much. But I'm feeling energetic no...
by automatedeating
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 502
Views: 53575

Re: flyingpig checkin

hoola hoops? That sounds like a breakfast cereal.... ? :-)
by automatedeating
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Tuesday, July 2 124.2 Eating B: coffee w/milk + brain octane oil L: yogurt w/berries diet coke coffee w/milk D: steak & eggs & apple, caesar salad diet sprite Moving (will) walk/jog w/HappyHerder - update - just didn't have energy for much of anything yesterday. Bad headache, I think from doing pull...
by automatedeating
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 83
Views: 2066

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

*the rate of loss won't be constant, and sometimes my weight will even go up, even if I'm following the rules, and I have to be prepared to see that at some point(s) and not give up even though it will SUCK; *if any weight loss is to be maintained, then 20 weeks is only the beginning, so I genuinel...
by automatedeating
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min
Replies: 32
Views: 703

Re: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min

What kind of dog is Gorgeous Girl? :-)
by automatedeating
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Allison's arrival!
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Allison's arrival!

Oh my I hope kitty introduction goes well!!! We have 1 dog and 2 cats. The dog occasionally chases the cats even though he was raised with them. :evil: When we first got him, he chased constantly and one of the cats lived outside for a few weeks and I was half-convinced it would never come home. But...
by automatedeating
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197676

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Welcome back home! Nothing like piles of (probably sandy) laundry and gobs of camping gear to put away! :lol: :roll:
by automatedeating
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 590
Views: 71756

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hi Octavia! I will check out that book "Women who think too much". I've heard of it but never read it. Also, the books I've personally been reading by Clare Dimond are totally not scientific. They are the most new-agey stuff I've ever read, lol. But I'm getting something out of them, so that works f...
by automatedeating
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min
Replies: 32
Views: 703

Re: Cedar 3 0 1 + 30 min

Hi Cedar! I love your approach to things and how you laid it all out.
That book sounds intriguing to me! I am so fascinated right now about how food addiction parallels alcohol dependence so that book you described is definitely one I'm interested in looking at.
by automatedeating
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 83
Views: 2066

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Nice weekend! I always enjoy doing a bit more grazing on the weekends. Apple slices, especially. :-)
by automatedeating
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Hi Linda - long-term and sustainable doesn't seem to fit with any diet, does it? Extremely frustrating. NoS is the closest most of us have ever come to finding that path, but even NoS is really tricky. I do love how adaptable NoS is. It really can embrace so many different food practices. It's a big...
by automatedeating
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Allison's arrival!
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Allison's arrival!

Hi Allison! So glad to hear your updates.

Honestly, I think it's kind of cute that your hubby plays with your rolls. :-)

I'm sure you'll get back in the NoS groove before you know it!
by automatedeating
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Oh, Linda - I'm sorry that I came off sounding like I don't remember you are an expert on fasting! I do! :-) I just was giving a broad answer, since we always have other friends involved in our discussion. :-) OK, I will be more specific. I believe that the type of fasting that Dr. Fung has his extr...
by automatedeating
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197676

Re: Linda's daily check-in

You are beautiful, Linda. I have seen pictures of you and you are hot. Like seriously hot. And I know you didn't specifically mention me about comparing weights, but I am barely 5'2'' (I think honestly I am only 5'1'' now), and here's a bad thing about my weight loss - when I used to weigh this (bef...
by automatedeating
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: This is not a bad idea, Tracker!
Replies: 97
Views: 4849

Re: This is not a bad idea, Tracker!

I agree with Linda! Don't worry about the weight - you can notice and make adjustments (and yay for experiments, my favorite), but you are perfect just the way you are! And there is no "right" or "wrong" way to "do" your eating...... the journey is finding what works for your body, your mind, your s...
by automatedeating
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 83
Views: 2066

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Yes, losing even a bit is great! And I always weigh first thing in the morning before I even drink any water. :-)
by automatedeating
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Yes liveitup, I'm feeling better! Riding the roller coaster that is life. :-) Linda, I guess I didn't gain much on the trip! I just was eating pretty much ONLY junk food, but perhaps it wasn't as much as I thought, plus I was exercising a ton. I definitely have loved Great Wolf Lodge for our family,...
by automatedeating
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Friday, June 28 122.0 Eating B: coffee w/milk + brain octane oil, 1 cup of beef bone broth, 1 cup yogurt L: 1 cup of milk, apple slices, another cup of coffee w/milk, another cup of beef bone broth 2 diet sprites D: chicken tacos - 6 of them....! Delicious w/cilantro, onions, cheese, sour cream. Yu...
by automatedeating
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197676

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Parenting is TOUGH - Aint that the truth?!!? You know, our oldest is very intense, focused, and ... well, not exactly empathetic or thinking of others. Our youngest is always saying thank you, willing to help, etc. Interestingly, it's my younger one that is so into art etc (like your Sweetpea) - and...
by automatedeating
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Linda - grounding ourselves in the present is not easy, is it? But I get glimpses of peace, and they feel great, so I'll keep practicing. Candace - Once again you mention the teamwork you and your hubby have. I think that is so cool that you make the bed together and have a little connection in the ...
by automatedeating
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Della's Monthly Check In
Replies: 58
Views: 4581

Re: Della's Monthly Check In

Yay, Della!
by automatedeating
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 246
Views: 67724

Re: Larkspur's check-in

ooh do tell your best meditation "getting the hang of it" tip. I get so bored and antsy. Sigh. Help?
by automatedeating
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Wed june 26

B: Latte, banana

L: Latte, vanilla ice cream

D: Decaf latte, banana, Reese's pieces blizzard

Moving
Lots of stairs, ropes course (for the third day in row)

Almost home. Love coming home.
by automatedeating
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197676

Re: Linda's daily check-in

omg your rib!!!! Yikes. Hope that heals well.
by automatedeating
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 246
Views: 67724

Re: Larkspur's check-in

Hi Larkspur! I could have written all of this, except the baking part (LOL!): Physical (my main problem): 1. insulin release makes you want to eat carbs, repeat 2. gut biome populates depending on what you eat and demands more of the same Mental: 1. "I deserve--" 2. Busy and stressed out/ quality fo...
by automatedeating
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 502
Views: 53575

Re: flyingpig checkin

flyingpig wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:35 am
Friday
I didn't get too carried away even though there were canapés involved
Victory indeed! :-)
by automatedeating
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3837
Views: 1197676

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Octavia wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:51 am
Look at our beloved pets - we know they’re ill when they stop grooming themselves! :)
What a perfect insight!
by automatedeating
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 83
Views: 2066

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Candace, it's funny that you just mentioned that you were out of sorts on your walk with your husband, because right before that I was fixing to ask you what you and hubby talk about on your walks? I'd love to go on more walks with my husband. Oh, and I was also going to say that birthdays, especial...
by automatedeating
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: This is not a bad idea, Tracker!
Replies: 97
Views: 4849

Re: This is not a bad idea, Tracker!

TINABI - I like your experimental non-judgemental approach! Calm curiosity, we are just gathering data. Also, I smiled when I read you are looking to do a different hobby than cooking at least once a day. A goal for me would be the inverse, seeing as I hate cooking and often feel guilty about that (...
by automatedeating
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: This is not a bad idea, Tracker!
Replies: 97
Views: 4849

Re: This is not a bad idea, Tracker!

Candace wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:07 pm
Thisisnotabadidea- wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:28 pm
But, I'm going with the idea that perhaps I wasn't that good at counting calories.
This made me laugh. :lol:
by automatedeating
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Octavia, thank you for stopping by! Funny your comment about enjoying the cleaning physically. I do as well, and it's a lot of varied movement, not all the same like walking or running, so it must be great for our mobility, yes? :-) But not only that, but yesterday as I was making my bed, I realized...
by automatedeating
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 590
Views: 71756

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Well, Octavia - I am so sorry for the difficult mental anguish you have been going through. Sounds like your anxiety has been through the roof. I will say your post is like a mystery to me -- I'm playing through many scenarios of car accidents where no one is hurt but your dread of what could have h...
by automatedeating
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Mon
Coffee w/milk
Part of a maple bar

Drive to great wolf lodge

Chicken wings
Diet sprite

Chips & lots of garlic bread
Latte
Chocolate cheesecake

Moving
Stair running/water sliding 😅

Personal learning
REAL - by Clare Dimond
by automatedeating
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2386
Views: 733384

Re: automated eating tracker

Thanks Larkspur! Sat Bacon eggs & hashbrowns, coffee w/creamer Cheeseburger Piece of cake 3 diet cokes 1 piece of pizza Bunch of cherries & blueberries Decaf coffee w milk Reese's pieces Sun Coffee w/milk + oil + bacon Blueberries & cherries 3 cookies 1 piece of cake 1 cheeseburger Half a candy bar ...