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by Ursula
Fri May 30, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ursula's Daily Check-In
Replies: 50
Views: 19981

Feeling better today. Thank you Linda, Auto and eschano for your support. I feel like a basket case too often...been struggling with this eating nonsense for most of my adult life. I just get so tired sometimes... Put up a pic of 4 of my babies, including the new big 'un in the middle (look at her p...
by Ursula
Thu May 29, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 372496

Hi, Heather! I too wish you all the best testing and results!!! I also think making tomorrow a S(ick) day makes perfect sense. Auto: I agree with you 100% with the late dinner/acid reflux connection. I already told Heather a few posts back that I did a little experiment last Sunday: I ate a huge pla...
by Ursula
Thu May 29, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275882

Way to go, Linda, with the exercising! I am a big fan of daily sweating, though only AFTER it's done and over with. If you can focus on how you will feel post-suffering, you will be in semi-shape in no time (reading your self-described goal made a burst of diet Sprite squirt through my nose. Classic.)
by Ursula
Thu May 29, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 486
Views: 228306

Dandelion and Auto, I am SO sorry you are ill. Because I love learning, you teachers are my true HEROES and nobody likes to see her heroes suffer. You will be in my thoughts and I wish you both a speedy recovery (or is it speedy recoveries...? See, now you've got me in full student mode again!).
by Ursula
Thu May 29, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ursula's Daily Check-In
Replies: 50
Views: 19981

Ugh! Fell flat on my face yesterday. Binged on whatever was in the house last night for no good reason (as if there ever is one). I feel like I am having a much harder time with No S this time around, starting to feel just like I did when I tried Intuitive Eating. I am toying with the idea of going ...
by Ursula
Thu May 29, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 258092

Hi, eschano! Believe it or not, I own all three Sisi movies on VHS (good grief, how old am I?) and always wanted a father like the one she had...sigh. As far as writing poetry, I did not know she did that! Sisi actually turned me on to Heinrich Heine, but I will now have to look up some of her own w...
by Ursula
Tue May 27, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 486
Views: 228306

Sheesh, Dandelion, I completely understand your frustration. I hope your doctor can find a cause...it really does sound thyroidy. BTW: I did NOT know that about the fat/estrogen connection. I mean I knew that fat stores estrogen, but did not know that the body tries to preserve estrogen by holding o...
by Ursula
Tue May 27, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 258092

Hi, eschano! Add me as an Anglophile, especially when it comes to 15th through 18th century British monarchy. Wolf Hall was great and Bring Up the Bodies fantastic! My mom and I are making our way through The White Queen TV series. I also just finished The Tudors by GJ Meyer which is a scathing indi...
by Ursula
Tue May 27, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 486
Views: 228306

Hi, Dandelion! Finally catching up with your page and, belatedly, wishing you a speedy recovery! I wanted to tell you also how much your entry from a couple of weeks ago regarding your sudden and inexplicable weight gain meant to me. I have been feeling sorry for myself these last few days because I...
by Ursula
Tue May 27, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 372496

What brand of stevia was that...? He, he: that reminds me of the classic I Love Lucy Vitameatavegamin episode. Priceless.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q2Z264w9_2Q
by Ursula
Tue May 27, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275882

Linda, I keep meaning to tell you that I love your daughters' names. So pretty and so cool. :wink:
by Ursula
Tue May 27, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ursula's Daily Check-In
Replies: 50
Views: 19981

Thanks, eschano! I love this group because not only do we encourage each other, but also offer guidance. I can see why I should not call a greenish yellow day green, especially for a slippery sloper like me. It had already started messing with my mind by the next day when I began thinking evil diet ...
by Ursula
Tue May 27, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ursula's Daily Check-In
Replies: 50
Views: 19981

Thanks, Auto and Linda: you two are wise beyond your years. Even though my Sunday was an N day, it wasn't exactly restrictive i.e. I didn't eat any kind of dessert foods, but my plates were full. But it DID sorta backfire on me. Yesterday, for the first time since I started No S, I struggled with fe...
by Ursula
Mon May 26, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 372496

Hi, Heather! Congrats on not eating at night!!! And thanks for answering my questions. I think I get what you are (were?) trying to accomplish: four smaller meals instead of three big ones to avoid the reflux...? Sugar is my weakness too, and I am so pathetic that if I had a daily sweet treat it wou...
by Ursula
Mon May 26, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ursula's Daily Check-In
Replies: 50
Views: 19981

A weekend of balance: overate on Saturday, but actually had an N Day Sunday...! Now I don't know if I should color yesterday yellow or green. If someone knows, please tell me! I also ate dinner by 6 pm last night and although it was lasagna that filled the plate from edge to edge, I did not have any...
by Ursula
Sat May 24, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1275882

Hi, Linda! We had mice a few years ago (though only Lord knows why with 7 dogs running around and no cooking going on in the kitchen). But I just couldn't bring myself to kill 'em. I bought humane mouse traps and "re-settled" them in a nearby park (where, my husband so cruelly pointed out, they'd be...
by Ursula
Sat May 24, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ursula's Daily Check-In
Replies: 50
Views: 19981

Thanks, you guys!!! This place really does have the nicest peeps. :D Linda, I just had a chance to read your page for the first time. You, my dear, are a hoot. And, as a fellow physician's-wife, I feel your pain. My husband isn't a surgeon (a pathologist) but he is driven and focused. And while your...
by Ursula
Sat May 24, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 372496

Hi, Heather! (love knowing your real name!) I am SO sorry you are suffering the anxiety of medical testing. I didn't realize you had more than your leg to deal with. I will say a little prayer for you (if that's ok). But DO be comforted by your gut feeling that there is nothing seriously wrong becau...
by Ursula
Sat May 24, 2014 1:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ursula's Daily Check-In
Replies: 50
Views: 19981

Friday evening and I just had a fun dinner comprised of a plate of pop chips with this incredible Trader Joe's guacamole I discovered (made with Greek yogurt and perfectly seasoned). Husband out of town, so it's just the dogs and me watching German TV. Even though I am still bloated to unimaginable ...
by Ursula
Sat May 24, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 372496

Hi, Clarinet! (I'm guessing that's what you play in your band. 💡) Hope your leg issue turns out to be something easy to correct. Aging is not for sissies I am finding out. 😒 I have to say that what you eat on a daily basis is like a dream menu for me: so healthy yet so delicious! Glad I have a...
by Ursula
Fri May 23, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ursula's Daily Check-In
Replies: 50
Views: 19981

Thanks, Clarinet! You are a real sweetie.
by Ursula
Fri May 23, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is skipping meals against the No S rules?
Replies: 6
Views: 3744

Hi, Alicerabbit! What a great question! I thought if I skipped a meal on an N day it automatically became a red day.

Thanks for asking and thanks to everyone else for answering and giving me one more reason to â¤ï¸ No S.
by Ursula
Fri May 23, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2631
Views: 793489

Me too...what eschano said i.e. rude either way. And, if I may, eschano, what you said goes for the U.S. too re: not saying anything then eventually shooting up a post office. Uh, not that you would ever do that, Auto -- yikes! I myself am a big coward who thinks of the perfect retort exactly five m...
by Ursula
Fri May 23, 2014 2:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 258092

Hi, eschano! How you are unintentionally positively influencing your boyfriend made me think of one more tidbit on the matter of long-lived marriages/relationships: when he at times drives you the most crazy down the road, just remember how much time and trouble it would take to train a new one. :wi...
by Ursula
Fri May 23, 2014 2:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ursula's Daily Check-In
Replies: 50
Views: 19981

Another day of massive bloat. But I did run 3 miles, 3 very hard miles for a whale in her finale months of gestation. But I remain GREEN, a big green blob.... Thanks, eschano, for reminding me that this will pass as it does every month. I swear my cycle is bipolar: at certain points I am on top of t...
by Ursula
Thu May 22, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fell off the wagon; not sure how best to continue
Replies: 10
Views: 5266

Yay, Flor. That salad sounds SO good!!! Gonna get those fixins a Trader Joe's today & make it. Thanks!
by Ursula
Thu May 22, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2631
Views: 793489

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, AUTO!!!!!!! 🎉🎊🎆 Fifteen years of marriage in this day and age is huge! And I don't think that it's just down to divorce being easier but mainly because there are SO many stresses in even the most seemingly mundane matters in our lives today (uh, food-touching co-workers a...
by Ursula
Wed May 21, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ursula's Daily Check-In
Replies: 50
Views: 19981

Hope you like the music, eschano! Yes indeedy, my husband and I met on a blind date and flew to Vegas 25 days later in a fit of love and insanity; we have definitely beat the odds so far. My husband is a level-headed worrier and I am a ADHD free spirit, so we are the definition of opposites. But, in...
by Ursula
Wed May 21, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ursula's Daily Check-In
Replies: 50
Views: 19981

Hey, Clarinet! Always glad to hear from others who like to work out. Doesn't it suck though that exercise alone won't make us thin? So unfair! But one thing I do know for sure: ya' look better nekid. :wink:
by Ursula
Wed May 21, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ursula's Daily Check-In
Replies: 50
Views: 19981

Get on the bus, Linda! I will show you all where we had our quickie wedding -- after knowing each other 25 days!-- almost 20 years ago. Who says what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas? Here's the playlist, eschano: New Politics: Harlem Foo Fighters: Best of You Frank Turner: Recovery Fun: Some Nights ...
by Ursula
Wed May 21, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting properly
Replies: 23
Views: 9867

Me too... If not, come back!!!
by Ursula
Tue May 20, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ursula's Daily Check-In
Replies: 50
Views: 19981

Yay, Strawberry!!! The more the merrier (note to self: book party bus). Yesterday sane, today sane. I still can NOT get over how much energy I have. I ran 3 miles on the treadmill this morning. I have always loved running, even ran a half marathon two years ago. But every time I get sucked into the ...
by Ursula
Mon May 19, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fell off the wagon; not sure how best to continue
Replies: 10
Views: 5266

Hi, Flor! Yay, someone with my lifestyle situation! I do not work outside the home and am at home pretty much all day, every day, with 7 dogs (one of whom my husband rescued from the side of a freeway 2 months ago after she'd been hit by a car; after having her pelvis and both back legs surgically r...
by Ursula
Mon May 19, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hi! Newbie Checking In
Replies: 6
Views: 3762

Thanks, oolala! I have been waiting to hear from you since I view you as the unofficial No S ambassador and have always appreciated your no-nonsense, don't-sugar-coat-it, put-on-your-big-girl-panties posts (so German!). It's funny because I was reading about you leading someone to No S via your revi...
by Ursula
Mon May 19, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ursula's Daily Check-In
Replies: 50
Views: 19981

Happy Monday! I had my first Vanilla-No-S weekend (i.e. S days were Saturday & Sunday) and survived. Saturday started slow and ended wild; I didn't have my green-smoothie breakfast, just coffee then grazed. By Sunday morning, I decided to have my usual N-day breakfast and see what happens. The green...
by Ursula
Fri May 16, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 258092

Hi, eschano! Just visiting my new neighbors but I think you must be already sleeping at this point. I just perused through some of your pages and had such an emotional response to your mid-Feb entry (17th?) regarding feeling cheated out of your sweet treat because of your boyfriend's comments. Man! ...
by Ursula
Fri May 16, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2631
Views: 793489

Hi, Auto! Since you were nice enough to welcome me on my check-in page, I thought I would mosey over to your page to check it out. Wowza! I love the lively discussions going on. I am about to pee in my pants b/c I won't stop reading to go to the bathroom. Especially your feelings about bite counting...
by Ursula
Fri May 16, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ursula's Daily Check-In
Replies: 50
Views: 19981

Another successful N day yesterday: green smoothie and coffee breakfast, 2 cheese sammies for lunch and mac & cheese with bruschetta and greens for dinner. I also did 20 minutes of yoga. Today I ran 2.5 miles on the treadmill. I am noticing a pattern here: regular eating is giving me energy. W. O. W...
by Ursula
Thu May 15, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ***May 2014 Challenge***
Replies: 25
Views: 9629

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by Ursula
Thu May 15, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hi! Newbie Checking In
Replies: 6
Views: 3762

Okay, eschano, got my daily check-in up and going. Thanks for reminding me! Also, I had totally forgotten about "Kaffeetrinken" at my grandparents in the afternoons! (My aunts and cousins have dropped that tradition.). Isn't it amazing that they could eat breakfast, lunch (largest meal at the time),...
by Ursula
Thu May 15, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ursula's Daily Check-In
Replies: 50
Views: 19981

Ursula's Daily Check-In

Yesterday was day 1 and after so much restricting (followed by the inevitable binging), I felt wonderfully balanced and energetic eating my three meals. The only good thing about my most recent round of extreme dieting is that I discovered the perfect breakfast for a breakfast shunner like me: green...
by Ursula
Thu May 15, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hi! Newbie Checking In
Replies: 6
Views: 3762

Hi! Newbie Checking In

After months of lurking, I am ready to actively join the community. :D In October I completed a whole month of NoS but, like so many others, I lost patience (and panicked over S days gone wild). Now, although I am 5 pounds lighter than my highest weight at the start of that October, but also no less...