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by Octavia
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2181
Views: 693113

Re: automated eating tracker

Just popping by to say hi, after being off the boards (ie. off the rails...) for a couple of weeks. Your life continues to sound rich and interesting, Auto. I was so delighted to read how your teaching session went so well - getting the students to evaluate their progress etc..They obviously have hu...
by Octavia
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Feeling better already. The N day habits have definitely built a strong pathway in my brain, and even after bad S days I have no problem getting back into good behaviour. I do this by focussing on the fact that eating pleasure is set to continue, and I treat myself to favourite things for meals, suc...
by Octavia
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks for dropping by, Lark and Livitup! Great to hear from you, and glad you enjoy my Britishisms! :) But don’t be too quick to congratulate me, Livit! In this past fortnight, when I haven’t posted, my good habits have unravelled, big time. The first of those two weeks was very busy, but I stayed ...
by Octavia
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks Auto and Margot! Mixed results this weekend. Saturday was good, and I avoided unnecessary snacking. Ate as healthily as I could, given that I was travelling and going to a restaurant. Sunday was different. Much less healthy, and chocolate got into my mouth in quite large quantities. Washed do...
by Octavia
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Margot's daily check-in - 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 4407

Re: Margot's daily check-in - 2019

Margot, are there any articles in English that you could recommend, about Strategic Therapy?
by Octavia
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Margot's daily check-in - 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 4407

Re: Margot's daily check-in - 2019

Ooh, this is fascinating stuff, Margot. I find that seemingly paradoxical psychological advice always seems to work better than more seemingly rational advice. I’m going to check out Giorgio Nardone.
by Octavia
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

...yes, so many opinions, so many empty promises! :roll: But that’s why I still do Vanilla, Margot. I’m still amazed at how well it’s worked for me, despite the fact that I still eat quite a lot, and probably too much. Clearly, Vanilla has systemically led me to eat slightly less than I did before. ...
by Octavia
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3727
Views: 1141833

Re: Linda's daily check-in

...you’ve really got this, Linda, and I certainly do think something positive will come from your new insights. Sounds like this style of eating did lead you to some problematic and maybe scary areas, and it’s good that you’ve identified it before it got worse. And you have the safety net of basic N...
by Octavia
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3727
Views: 1141833

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Linda, How are you today? Hope you are feeling positive and excited about starting a new phase of life. And enjoying your well-deserved toast. It seems to me that IF has been great for you, and you’ve achieved a lot, but most things outlive their usefulness after a while and maybe it’s just the n...
by Octavia
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Really interesting to read these responses to the S day dilemma. Linda, I had forgotten - or maybe never realised - that S days were an idea tagged into No S by Reinhard’s other half. The promise of being able to give up self-control does help during the week (especially during the early days), but ...
by Octavia
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks Linda! I’ve been surprised that the lemon water doesn’t irritate an empty stomach, but it seems to go down fine - though I know acid reflux is a slightly different thing. Very interesting to hear that your S days never calmed down. Do you think there is a slightly IE - like mythology around t...
by Octavia
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Margot's daily check-in - 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 4407

Re: Margot's daily check-in - 2019

..just one of those mysterious blips...I mean, a couple of cookies is nothing. Hope things shift in the right direction soon, Margot.
by Octavia
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3727
Views: 1141833

Re: Linda's daily check-in

...that’s great feedback from your friend! And she could well be right. I haven’t dared do a fat weigh-in .... my scale does have this function, but the last time I checked, a few years ago, my fat weight was really high and dreadful to behold!!! :lol: You are probably very fit and slim at this weig...
by Octavia
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dalia negra
Replies: 191
Views: 23921

Re: Dalia negra

Thanks for reading my thread, Dalia! Great to know that you’re keeping in touch with me. Hope you have a good day, stay green and do that chewing! It must help. x
by Octavia
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 551171

Re: Imogen's Daily Check In

...same thing happened to me, yesterday...but as long as it didn’t lead to WTH, you’re still ahead of the game. I love Auto’s metaphor, about the house of cards. We do have to be so careful about adding another card to the tower, another thing to concentrate on. Sounds like you learnt a lot from the...
by Octavia
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

...the strawberry ones are great, too.... :twisted: and then there’s the coconut... Just weighed myself and was really delighted that weight is down a little, and in fact I think I’m back to my lowest ever No S weight, give or take half a pound. I’m starting to feel like pushing to lose a bit more -...
by Octavia
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dalia negra
Replies: 191
Views: 23921

Re: Dalia negra

Hi Dalia! It’s always great to hear from you. please do report on your results with the Hiller method! I’ve always been too impatient to chew that many times - and probably this impatience is linked to my compulsive tendencies. I’m sure it’s significant.

Good luck with your progress!
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by Octavia
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

PS have already chosen my Easter egg. It’s the mint Lindor one. I think the combo of milk chocolate and mint flavour is divine! Even better than the classic dark choc and mint. Slurp, drool!
by Octavia
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Auto, thanks so much for your feedback! I’m glad my plans sound sensible. And it’s great to know that some of my observations also apply to other people, and might be helpful. The idea of having nachos for lunch is exactly what I mean, and yes, these things do take a bit of planning, along with othe...
by Octavia
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3727
Views: 1141833

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Linda, Glad to hear life’s going well, and I hope this tricky phase passes soon, where eating’s concerned. Maybe nothing works forever....maybe we have to keep on renewing our methods, tweaking and adapting according to how we feel and what results we’re getting. I’m sure you’ll come up with a ne...
by Octavia
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I dared to weigh myself this morning, and was amazed to see that I’m just one pound heavier than my lightest ever weight on No S! This rather imperfect Vanilla routine I’ve been following has been more effective at keeping my weight down than I thought. I’m really surprised at this, as I was sure I ...
by Octavia
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks both - this is encouraging to hear, and your honesty is something I value immensely. So hilarious to compare my progress with Reinhard’s! I don’t think I lost ANY weight in the first month! :lol: Imogen, you’re right, I’ve now been doing Vanilla over a year. I do need to make some changes, th...
by Octavia
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Ah, thank you so much Margot. Such kind words. I am indeed feeling better today - has a good nights sleep, and it made a big difference. I think sleep is such a key issue for me - not getting enough always leads to struggle and strife. I wish I could be more consistent there. With No S being such a ...
by Octavia
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 220
Views: 63009

Re: Tex Ark Check In

Happy birthday! 🎂 :D
by Octavia
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 551171

Re: Imogen's Daily Check In

Hi from me, too. Hope you’re feeling better. Here in the UK, there have been many viruses around which have given people recurring symptoms like yours for many weeks, months even. I’ve heard people talking about a sort of mild flu - aches, fatigue, that sort of thing. I’ve had a recurring sinus prob...
by Octavia
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2181
Views: 693113

Re: automated eating tracker

Hi Auto, Hope you’re well. Like clarinetgal, I enjoyed reading about your top priorities. It is fascinating how some people manage to brutally trim down their lives, isn’t it? They seem to just do what they want, rejecting anything remotely timewasting. I sometimes suspect that these people (ie. mal...
by Octavia
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1095
Views: 337078

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Hope you’re not getting too battered by the stormy weather, Rawcookie! My running has fallen by the wayside. Argh!
by Octavia
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hi Imogen! Yes, I’m still here. Thanks so much for popping by. Have had a busy and distracting couple of weeks, with rather a lot of socialising and alcohol. Mostly managed to stay green, but only just. And today, in fact, I’ve just had a fail. Had to go out to DD’s dance show this evening, and for ...
by Octavia
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1095
Views: 337078

Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Yep, it’s all new! Something to do with Reinhard tackling the spam problem. Sounds like you’re doing great, Rawcookie. I like the idea of the light evening meal - a sort of ‘tea’, as we Yorkshire people might call it. I think I too could do with spacing my S days out more, but I’m not quite ready fo...
by Octavia
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 3squaremeals daily check in
Replies: 370
Views: 77358

Re: 3squaremeals daily check in

Great to hear things are going well, 3square! :)
by Octavia
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Margot's daily check-in - 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 4407

Re: Margot's daily check-in - 2019

I’ve also read Brain Over Binge. Although I’ve never been bulimic, I found Kathryn H’s thesis very helpful - the idea that there’s nothing wrong with the ‘patient’ psychologically. It changed how I thought about many of my habits - I no longer saw myself as particularly weak, particularly anxious, t...
by Octavia
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2181
Views: 693113

Re: automated eating tracker

I really admire how you fit in your podcast walks and other exercise, Auto. Glad you were safe after you stumbled into that dodgy neighbourhood! I also find that carb-heavy foods can keep me awake. I mean white carbs (aka stodge :lol: :lol: !! Pizza definitely qualifies as stodge.). My heart will po...
by Octavia
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks, Margot and Auto. I did go for a run! Foot was OK, but the instep does feel quite achey and bruised. I must be careful. Weight has gone back down. This weekend hasn’t been as excessive as usual (so far....I usually do the most damage on a Sunday evening!) so maybe I’ll be able to make a littl...
by Octavia
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 512
Views: 129401

Re: Worth it check-in

Hi Worth! Congratulations on your brilliant achievement. I think 26lb is a fantastic result! So great to hear from you. X
by Octavia
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2181
Views: 693113

Re: automated eating tracker

Wow, you are really on fire with ideas, Auto! :) I hope the pressure eases soon, so you can take a sickie and have a genuine rest! Menopause is definitely a feminist issue. It’s hard to stay detached from the bad press, as we all grew up with those negative images. Like Staffy, I sailed through mine...
by Octavia
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: This is not a bad idea, Tracker!
Replies: 71
Views: 2036

Re: This is not a bad idea, Tracker!

Hi Tinabi! :) I feel the same about drinks - they just don’t do the same damage as solid snacks, and I’ve learned not to worry about having the occasional juice, milk or even hot chocolate. It just doesn’t compare to how I would have dealt with hunger or cravings in the old days: I would have been h...
by Octavia
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 115
Views: 16116

Re: liveitup's check-in

You kept it Green though, so you’ll win in the end, Livitup! :)
by Octavia
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 443
Views: 44216

Re: flyingpig checkin

Well resisted, Flying! :)
by Octavia
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Yes indeed Staff, ‘stodgy’ would be when the cake is too heavy or perhaps has a soggy bottom...! Weight seems to have gone up yet again! Ah well. It’s either all the exercise, doing something with my fluids/muscles, or it’s the result of last weekend’s chocolate. It is what it is...I am not budging ...
by Octavia
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks Larkspur! Auto, yes, stodge is one of my own personal favourite words, implying heavy, calorific food. It can be junk, but not necessarily highly processed. Classic English stodge would be treacle pudding and custard. I’m not sure how many other people use the word, it might just be me and my...
by Octavia
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I did go running again. It felt more tiring this time - I’d had a bad night - but still did my four times jogging down that track, four times walking back. It is great to feel I’m exercising at quite a high intensity, yet without hitting that brick wall. Have enjoyed my meals, though as dinner was v...
by Octavia
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Another lovely day here in the UK. It’s like Spring, almost summer! After the run yesterday, I was aching all over. I did my small 14’ exercise stint this aft- quite tricky as DD interrupted me with a cry from the heart, and I had to give sympathetic counsel for a good half hour. Ate normally: 3 pla...
by Octavia
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

For me, there is never a stopping point with pasta! It just slips down!! Did Sophia Loren really eat as much as she claimed? I doubt it, the minx! N days are normally fairly easy for me. Friday evenings I start to feel the struggle, though. I’m tired and we often visit the supermarket, with DH and D...
by Octavia
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2181
Views: 693113

Re: automated eating tracker

Good luck with your website plans, Auto. It will be so satisfying when you’re ready to publish! (Will you be sharing the details with us? Or maybe you’d rather keep your anonymity). It was great to read about your plans for going gradeless with the students. I really hope this experiment works, and ...
by Octavia
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Good morning all. I have now completed a few days doing my 14’ of exercise a day, and I can see so clearly Reinhard’s point about keeping this a small but habitual goal. Small as it is, it still takes organisation to get away from the demands of family and work, to clear a little space in our clutte...
by Octavia
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Margot, I think Loretta Graziano Breuning has some really new and interesting things to contribute to our understanding of habits. Some of her chapters are slightly repetitive, as if in need of better editing, but I feel my understanding of my brain is far better since reading a couple of her books ...
by Octavia
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hi all! Thanks for dropping by! For me, although the 14’ is short, it really helps with habit building. You can’t NOT have the time to do 14’. So it defeats excuses. I like it as a bottom line. Then in top of that, I can add more if I find I do have time. I do like to do more in fact, but somehow I ...
by Octavia
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I’m feeling a lot better today. I’ve had a long sleep, and despite the elderly parent challenges of this coming week, there’s less commuting, work deadlines, socialising, alcohol situations etc. than last week. Also, I’ve managed to break my recent exercise inertia. Had a long walk on Sunday, even t...
by Octavia
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 551171

Re: Imogen's Daily Check In

Hope you’re continuing to get better, Imogen. 💐
by Octavia
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3727
Views: 1141833

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Just wanted to add my condolences - so sorry to hear about your friend, Linda.
by Octavia
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks for the hugs, Auto! Please don’t worry, I haven’t changed at all. :) My Briget Jones side is still strong! In fact, I said a very firm NO to an imposition today, which would have spoilt a fun and frivolous project. Actually, it’s really good to get your feedback, that you would ensure the car...
by Octavia
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2181
Views: 693113

Re: automated eating tracker

Just checking in to say hi! Really interesting to read all the stuff about the dangers of unhealthy fats. One great thing about No S, I’ve found, that no snacking naturally means much less unhealthy fat, and fewer processed foods altogether. I’m a bit like Linda in that I don’t think too much about ...
by Octavia
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Staff Assistant III
Replies: 58
Views: 2101

Re: Staff Assistant III

Just a quick hello from me. Great thread about insomnia! I struggled with it for years, am a little better now work has changed, but I’ve never tried Ashwaghanda! Sounds like you’ve had good results with it (Margot too). I’m going to investigate...

Have a great weekend!
by Octavia
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks so much, Linda. I do need to think of some small moments everyday that can be filled with self care, things just for me. And also maybe think of some bigger things that can act as a reward when next week’s elderly parent caring is done. At the moment I feel that a duvet day would be helpful.....
by Octavia
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3727
Views: 1141833

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Linda, So happy to hear about Rosebud’s success! :) And I think your strategy with Sweetpea is spot on. I think I’ve given my DD more cosseting and pampering since she reached her difficult teen years. I think they need it, and they appreciate it. Putting more love and kindness into a situation i...
by Octavia
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Margot's daily check-in - 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 4407

Re: Margot's daily check-in - 2019

Hi Margot, Your walk sounds so lovely. We had beautiful, spring-like weather here today. Have you tried Callanetics yet? I found that if I did the whole routine, it took me about an hour. It’s calming and therapeutic, though, if you can put aside that time. I’m convinced that the Callanetics I did i...
by Octavia
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks Sharon and Clarinetgal. I so appreciate these words of support. Exercise is such a no-brainer - it gives both immediate and long term benefits. I just need to get back to it, though I’ve been neglecting it temporarily in a sort of purposeful way while I try to get other, newer habits establis...
by Octavia
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

So lovely to read your responses. Thanks so much, Auto, Sharon, Margot. I haven’t had time to check back in - I’m sure if I posted more often, it would help me, rather than count as pootling around on the internet! I should let myself do it. Today I had a surprising fail. All was going well, and ind...
by Octavia
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

...Reinhard says it’s best to not try to modify our S days till we’re really secure on our N days. Well maybe I’ve reached that stage - I am pretty secure on my N days. Perhaps i should do the modification I came up with earlier this evening: just delay my sweets for another week....have them once a...
by Octavia
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Oh dear, today has been terrible as far as eating is concerned. I’ve had two cream cakes and a whole box of these Turkish delight chocolate thins (Tesco, extremely nice, just £1 a box) All bar two. I suddenly thought, I have to stop. I do worry sometimes that No S is for me a bit like undereating fo...
by Octavia
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3727
Views: 1141833

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Linda! Hope you’re well and sorry I haven’t checked in with you for a while. It’s just been a busy week. I got myself a new mobile phone - moving back to an Android - and you wouldn’t believe how exhausting it’s been, figuring everything out and trying to understand the people in the phone shops....
by Octavia
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 373023

Re: BrightAngel check-in

Hi Bright Angel! Lovely to see you. I like your Diethobby website. Glad you came back to see us.
by Octavia
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 662
Views: 347758

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

Happy birthday Clarinet Gal! :D
by Octavia
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sharon's daily check-in
Replies: 291
Views: 20246

Re: Sharon's daily check-in

Hi Sharon, I think you’re doing fantastically. I often feel frustrated at how slow No S is, but that’s because it doesn’t work like a diet. Sometimes all I manage to do is keep the habits ticking over, with no weight loss at all, but on the other hand if I was trying to ‘diet’ in the normal sense, m...
by Octavia
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Margot's daily check-in - 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 4407

Re: Margot's daily check-in - 2019

Bonjour Margot, just popping by to say hi, and sounds like you’ve made a brilliant start on No S! Really fascinated by the apple diet - I’m a big fan of apples...am going to look into it! Ahh, Callanetics! I used to do that. Loved Callan and her ‘turn your pear into a peach’ advice. It was so sweet ...
by Octavia
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2181
Views: 693113

Re: automated eating tracker

Hi Auto, hope your knee recovers soon. Thanks for stopping by my thread!
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by Octavia
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hi Linda and Auto! Sorry I’ve not checked in with you for a while. I’m sure I’ll get used to the new style forum. If we get less spam, then that’s good. Have got another green week under my belt, but haven’t weighed myself since last weekend’s excess. I’ve been excessive again this weekend. It takes...
by Octavia
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

A few more green days under my belt. But the weekend went a bit mad. My policy of avoiding Class A treats foundered a little, as I overate not-particularly-delicious sweet snacks in an attempt to distract myself away from delicious chocolate, my binge food. I ended up wondering if I’d have been bett...
by Octavia
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

All going well, and it feels great to be back on track, really into the Vanilla habit and back at my lower weight. I wonder if, with my refreshed commitment post-Christmas, whether I can lose a bit more weight this year (so hilarious how in my dieting days I would expect results in a few days!!! Now...
by Octavia
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Della's Monthly Check In
Replies: 47
Views: 2642

That’s amazing, Della! Here’s to another successful month.
by Octavia
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2181
Views: 693113

...I too was very down yesterday then inexplicably cheery today. It makes no sense! Sorry to hear about your salt struggles, and hope you find the answer soon. Maybe the pickles thing, and a little less water, might be the way to go. Totally agree with you about dietary advice - we are all individua...
by Octavia
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Thanks for the sympathy, guys! I think I’ll just start afresh with a new Habitcal. I’ve a pretty good picture in my head as to how I did last year. I started quite well, got better, had several totally green months, became less strict in the Autumn, lost it completely around Christmas, but got b...
by Octavia
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Ladybird, that’s fantastic! Real encouragement for me. My experiment certainly worked for the first weekend. I will definitely do it again. I’ve just made the most almighty goof and have accidentally deleted my Habitcal. I was trying to delete a new habit I had been working on, so ticked it, the...
by Octavia
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dalia negra
Replies: 191
Views: 23921

So happy to see that you are back, Dalia! :)
by Octavia
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

That’s interesting, Linda - I hope the same thing will happen in our house. DH is a tall lamppost but these last couple of years even he is looking a bit bigger around/just above the waist. So I really hope our switch to mostly veggie food will be a painless, non-dietty change for us all. So, I tr...
by Octavia
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3727
Views: 1141833

‘It never rains but it pours,’ as my dad used to say when a catalogue of disasters occurred! Keep smiling. He also used to say, ‘as long as you’re eating your dinner.’ ie. all will be well.
Hope the event goes well. Great that your neighbour can go with you!
by Octavia
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3727
Views: 1141833

I sympathise, regarding this problematic woman. I'm a bit like you in that I tend to walk away from problem people/groups, and just start afresh. But maybe if you stick it out you'll learn that you can overcome this unpleasant conflict. I really hate that feeling when someone seems to dislike me - i...
by Octavia
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 443
Views: 44216

...your improvised recipe sounds yummy. I did a pasta thing tonight called Spicy Chickpea Gemelli - got the recipe from an ancient magazine - and I improvised by throwing in extra veg. It worked quite well. I do like my chickpeas!

Hope your weekend goes well, Flying!
by Octavia
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2181
Views: 693113

Have a great weekend, Auto! :)
by Octavia
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No More Yo-Yo check in
Replies: 38
Views: 1472

Sounds like you've had a great week. Hope your weekend goes well!
by Octavia
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

I've had a pretty good, green week. Weight has gone down by a pound since my post-Christmas weigh-in a couple of weeks ago. I'm still 2lb heavier than I was last November, though...but I suppose that's not too bad. Not trying to eat more lightly or anything, just doing Vanilla, though one good new d...
by Octavia
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Soprano
Replies: 140
Views: 14058

Great to hear that you’re enjoying the new job! :)
by Octavia
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Staff Assistant III
Replies: 58
Views: 2101

Sounds like you’re doing great, Laura!
by Octavia
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 551171

Hope the rest of the week went well, Imogen, and you’re continuing to recover! :)
by Octavia
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2181
Views: 693113

The carafe sounds totally elegant! Great idea.
by Octavia
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No More Yo-Yo check in
Replies: 38
Views: 1472

Sorry, Yo-yo is not a good abbreviation of your name, is it? I should have said something like No-yo! Apols. :)
by Octavia
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No More Yo-Yo check in
Replies: 38
Views: 1472

Hope you have a great Green week, Yo-yo!
by Octavia
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Just wanted to add, what Auto said about tracking - yes. Things must be tracked, or they just slip through the net into unconsciousness. I’m convinced that the success I’ve had on No S has been linked to tracking. And recently I have been able to make some new habits - again, though the power of...
by Octavia
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

So much brilliant advice from you guys! Thanks so mugh Auto, Soprano, Oolala and Imogen! I’m finding useful pointers in everything you’ve written, so huge thanks to you all. Soprano- the calming and focussing power of lists! I have forgotten this. Imogen, staying green is definitely my priority....
by Octavia
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 155718

Well done on your successful day, Bluebell! And hope your alone time goes OK. It is challenging dealing with things on your own - I certainly struggle to manage my DD if DH is away! I’m also doing lots of taxi-ing at the moment, too. It’s really time consuming!
by Octavia
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

I was out all day yesterday and felt a bit tired and unwell. I’m fine though today. I spent quite a lot of time planning some new habits and goals, though knowing that you can’t build too many new habits all at once. The brain can’t forge all those new pathways through the brambles all in one ...
by Octavia
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 155718

You can do this, Bluebell - we are all supporting you. Enjoy some lovely meals, and it will be the weekend soon!
by Octavia
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Thanks, Soprano!
by Octavia
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Staff Assistant III
Replies: 58
Views: 2101

Eventually you just don't even consider food as an option if it's not mealtime. That's such a freeing feeling.
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I love Auto’s words here!
Welcome Laura, good luck with your No S journey.
by Octavia
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 443
Views: 44216

Hi Flying! I too have been experimenting with veggie recipes. Made a spaghetti thing from a Good Housekeeping supplement - it had grated courgette, garlic, chilli, and lemon. It tasted like spaghetti in washing up liquid. Thankfully I didn’t batch cook.... :lol:
by Octavia
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 551171

Get well soon, Imogen!
by Octavia
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

I decided it was time to do a weigh-in this morning. Bah, I am up by 3lb! And I suspect it’s not a blip, though time will tell. There’s no point panicking. There’s no point doing anything that isn’t a habit. All I can do is stay committed to the No S lifestyle. Christmas was a bit mad this y...
by Octavia
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Well that’s definitely an honour, to be compared to Oolala! :) Not sure I deserve it, as I’m just an almost-beginner groping my way along....but thanks, Auto! I’ve had quite a good green day. Doing Habitcal again, and it’s encouraging to see the green days building up. But I still haven’t ...
by Octavia
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Yes, Gillian’s thing about weight loss NOT being a good motivator is important. And that took me a long time to understand. I used to argue that vanity was as much a motivator as the more vague and abstract concept of self-esteem (which Gillian talks about a lot), but eventually I realised that I ...
by Octavia
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 543
Views: 60533

Gillian’s concept of ‘Times and Plans’ is very No S-like, I think. I always thought that was one of her best contributions. But I reckon No S is more doable, as the three meals a day are pre-decided, as you said, Oolala. I found Times and Plans required more mindfulness (or maybe ‘bandwidthâ...