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by Octavia
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I’ve had a green day, but slightly tricky. Breakfast was too small, a crummy small bowl of muesli with half fat milk, hardly enough food to fill a hollow tooth, as my mum used to say. :lol: Within two hours I was desperate for more food. But I hung on till lunchtime, had egg on toast with mushrooms ...
by Octavia
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 183
Views: 5735

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

...the food coma....I know that feeling. Starting on sweet treats early on an S day is something I’m learning to avoid too!
by Octavia
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 307
Views: 158570

Re: ladybird's check in

Hey Ladybird, Great to hear from you and this all sounds very positive. Calorie tracking for short periods of time is a good idea I think. I occasionally do vague ‘tot-ups’ of roughly how much I’m eating, and it helps to remind me whether I can truly expect to lose any weight. Hope your week goes we...
by Octavia
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thinking of Healthyskillz’ signature motto: not giving up = winning!
by Octavia
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3270
Views: 1196080

Re: automated eating tracker

Then this afternoon I "have" to do a social outing. Octavia, where are you? Why did I agree to this? :wink: Oh you poor thing - all I can do is offer sympathy - I have no wise words of advice! Wishing you strength and zen-like acceptance! I’m reminded of the words of the millionaire-philosopher-gur...
by Octavia
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2221
Views: 1264227

Re: oolala53

Hi Oolala, great to hear your thoughts on Livingston, and I want to reply in more depth when I get more time. Just to say, I found his work really interesting and valuable; I quickly adapted to the at-first-shocking use of the ‘pig’ metaphor, and ended up finding it quite hilarious and apt, as it cl...
by Octavia
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4284
Views: 1691431

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Linda, I really respect your intuitive parenting style. I have to say, I never managed to get my DD to do laundry, pick up rubbish, tidy up after herself, keep her room respectable, or indeed help out round the house in any way. I could see that she was using massive amounts of energy and willpow...
by Octavia
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Healthyskillz' Check In
Replies: 67
Views: 8798

Re: Healthyskillz' Check In

Hi healthyskillz, thanks for linking to your blog - it’s great. So many things I could identify with, and lots of good reminders why we are on this No S journey together. I love your reminders to never give up. Thank you! :)
by Octavia
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

It turned out that DD had genuinely not noticed my tattoo. When I finally alerted her, she loved it, and DID think it was real! But I couldn’t bear to trick her for more than a minute. I once pranked her in the past by pretending I had met YouTube makeup guru Jeffree Star at a department store, and ...
by Octavia
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

DD hasn’t even NOTICED it!! :shock: :x Is she pretending to be cool? I will confront her in the morning! Will definitely report back, auto! It’s been one of my most moderate ever S days. I had a very small ramekin of ice cream for dessert. I haven’t had any excessive treats at all! Could I be finall...
by Octavia
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I have applied the fake tattoo. It looks quite good, certainly realistic...though I feel a bit daft...it’s a feather shape and I’ve put it on my inner right bicep. It will be fun to clock DD’s reaction (she is home for the weekend). She knows I am a bit averse to real tattoos, as I would hate to hav...
by Octavia
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

PS this is probably my first ever weekend where I haven’t gone to the shop to buy loads of goodies. I was aware that I didn’t really have the craving. I HAVE been non-green - I just ate a few nuts and crisps with a glass of wine before dinner. But I have no sweet treats in the house. This is perhaps...
by Octavia
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Yes - isn’t it funny how we down-play these major life changes? We feel it should be no big deal. But families are delicate eco-systems. A small change will affect the whole environment. Last night I was listening to some ‘Spanish Chillout’ music on You Tube, and it prompted feelings of wanting to l...
by Octavia
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4284
Views: 1691431

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Brilliant results Linda, with your alcohol-free streak. I really admire you - I think I’d find it very hard to give up alcohol, and it’s not even my worst weakness. Glad to hear there’s no drama going on today! Same here. Long may it continue. :)
by Octavia
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 781
Views: 220961

Re: flyingpig checkin

flyingpig wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:08 pm

Another green week :mrgreen: Today was the first day in ages when I was tempted to just find some chocolate and eat it... But having had such a streak of greens was actually very helpful because then I decided I would rather keep my streak :lol:
The power of Habitcal! :)
by Octavia
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: - -
Replies: 273
Views: 141218

Re: - -

Greetings from me too, and wishing you and your wife all the best. I hope the surgery goes well. I loved seeing the family photo! What a lovely family you have. :)
by Octavia
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 183
Views: 5735

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Pinkie said - I have been using my bullet journal for a lot of that because I LOVE notebooks, pens, writing, analog everything. Sometimes I think I could start a forum just on office supplies. :lol: That would be a brilliant forum, and I would definitely contribute! In my Amazon shopping basket rig...
by Octavia
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 486
Views: 76120

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Wow pink, you are closer to superwoman than to a weakling. The demands of having 3 kids at home is massive, not to be underestimated, and keeping up with your own work as well...it’s a lot. You are not wimpy! You are amazing. :)
by Octavia
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Jen, that’s it in a nutshell. Low key restricting leads to low key rebelling. I’ve realised that I must refocus on meals and good food. I’ve lost my focus partly because DD has gone to college, and the imperative to be organised and plan meals has evaporated. I need to get that planning back - it’s ...
by Octavia
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 486
Views: 76120

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

This morning at 8 am before coffee i had to help my kids with ratios, algebraic inequalities, multiplying decimals, simplifying an algebraic equation, and long division. I am SO grateful I took college Algebra a year and a half ago. And that I studied for hours every day and got an A. You rock! You...
by Octavia
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3270
Views: 1196080

Re: automated eating tracker

Wow, no dairy! :shock: And yet...my niece is a vegan and seems to manage OK without dairy...When I’ve cooked for her I‘ve noticed that there are loads of foods made with coconut milk and cream! That seems like a pretty good alternative. And I found a butter-like spread made with avocado oil which wa...
by Octavia
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 781
Views: 220961

Re: flyingpig checkin

...the little UK heatwave is certainly stopping me from running! I’d rather go in the freezing cold...
by Octavia
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4284
Views: 1691431

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Linda I absolutely loved your post!! I have zero interest in trying to manipulate my body to be something it’s not meant to be anymore either, I’m just trying to figure out how to eat in a way that leaves me feeling my best! I loved what you said about not being hungry for meals being joyless, that...
by Octavia
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks pink! I did have a lovely time seeing my friend. Also managed to tidy the house more quickly than I expected! I’ve had a run of fail days since last Friday. I am feeling more stressed, and there were leftovers from the weekend, though that doesn’t entirely explain it. I am feeling very unmoti...
by Octavia
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks so much for the solidarity, ladies. I so appreciate it! I could have made things better for myself yesterday, looking back, and probably could have avoided this fail by ensuring that some sort of dinner was ready on time. I got angry and stubborn because meal responsibility seems to be defaul...
by Octavia
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hi Whosonfirst! The walk took us a bit under 5 hrs, with two decent breaks. I was totally done in afterwards! Nice to walk in the countryside though. I’ve had a classic, bad fail tonight. I got really angry as dinner was delayed due to what I thought was selfish behaviour from DH. I would love to wr...
by Octavia
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Ah, thanks so much, pink. I needed that reminder that it is a good result. This morning I weighed myself and the number had gone up again, leaving me feeling very disgruntled. I did a 10 mile walk yesterday! :roll: It is so hard to tell if No S is ‘working’ - though it is of course working in that I...
by Octavia
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4284
Views: 1691431

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Glad to hear that the tablets are helping, Linda. Therapy sounds challenging - I hope that difficult session bears fruit and you gain some helpful insight from it. I’m so impressed by your AF journey! Sounds like it’s taking you to a good place. I’d love to be more assertive myself. But I’m always f...
by Octavia
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

...not much to report at present...I’m just doing Vanilla in a nice, easy way and not wanting to interfere with the habit. Forgot to weigh this morning but the last time I did, I was slightly up. I’m around 3lb lighter than when I started back on No S in July. That sounds rather unremarkable, but to...
by Octavia
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 486
Views: 76120

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Good to hear your news. Sounds like all is going well! Amazing biking, as whosonfirst said! :)
by Octavia
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 486
Views: 76120

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

These are excellent plans, Pink and Linda - it’s funny how many of us seem to be on the same page in this regard, just wanting to feed ourselves plentifully and properly without always trying to cut down. Three good, satisfying plates. Wow, your life sounds very busy right now, pinkie. Amazing how y...
by Octavia
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4284
Views: 1691431

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I love your idea of keeping it stupid easy. I think I am doing the same thing right now too. This really resonates with me! I’m really not ‘efforting’ at the moment, keeping things as easy as I can. I think it’s the only way - trying harder to eat less just backfires. Interesting to read your respo...
by Octavia
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks, Pink! I haven’t checked in for a few days because there’s not been much to report. I’m gently being aware of my good No S habits and doing my best not to disturb them. Weekends are still mad, but I’m noticing that the madness starts late on a Saturday, so I might just observe that to see if ...
by Octavia
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 486
Views: 76120

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh wow pink, I haven’t checked in with you for a few days, and have missed your challenges and adventures - the trip to your dad, the unsettling comments made about your lovely DD, and the sadness of having to keep your little one away from her friends. But I totally think you did the right thing - ...
by Octavia
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

...thanks pink, Linda and auto. I think there is a real magic to the Vanilla routine. I really believe that anything you do within that fence is OK. Smoothies, milk, even soup or hot chocolate: if it’s not solid then it’s not a snack*, and it can help to build the habit of moderation. I admit though...
by Octavia
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks pink! This week is going well, I think - in that I’m enjoying the rhythm of No S. I had slightly mad weekends before and still managed to lose weight. I think if you accept how they are, just go with it and enjoy it, then you can return to N days with no problem. Really establishing the habit...
by Octavia
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

That’s definitely my experience, Linda. It’s amazing how quickly a bite of something sweet (which feels like a choice) leads to a feeling of no-choice, a distracting, maddening preoccupation with getting more. I can’t believe how much chocolate I’ve eaten this weekend. I’m tempted to start a rule of...
by Octavia
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4284
Views: 1691431

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Really glad to hear that Rosebud came round. That’s a great result. So difficult with the issue of the lock. I think I agree with Pink, I’d rather not have locks, and my DD doesn’t have one (if that information is of any use). But whatever you decide, you’ll handle it well. Intuition is all we have ...
by Octavia
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

...yes, and I have already fallen victim to it! :oops: Have eaten a large chocolate bar and am already wondering how I’ll get through tomorrow without more chocolate! The strength of these habits! But although I’m marvelling at my brain wiring, I’m not worrying too much, because S days are a vital s...
by Octavia
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 466
Views: 93459

Re: Alene's Check-in

....same here...that Buy With One Click button on Amazon...and although I’m not going round the shops as I used to do as a leisure activity, I’m definitely spending more online. Alene, I’m in the south east of England, not far from London. From a walk I often do, I get a great view of Windsor Castle...
by Octavia
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Totally! And yet I still feel the need to track weight loss...it’s a strange thing. I’ve written about this before, the subtle, tricky interaction between our weight loss wishes and our other important motivation. For me, neither works alone. Is it that weight loss is a carrot, and the insanity of p...
by Octavia
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 781
Views: 220961

Re: flyingpig checkin

Need headband. Went for long walk on Thurs and hair was constantly flapping over my face, going in my mouth etc.... :x

Have a good weekend, Flyingpig and all!
by Octavia
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4284
Views: 1691431

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Great to hear your news Linda! I for one am doing fine. Thanks for sharing your discoveries on alcohol - quite sobering ( ha! Sorry... :lol: ) to read that all those empty calories turn to fat, and it’s made me wonder if I should cut down - I don’t drink that much but I’ve been regarding the occasio...
by Octavia
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food Pushers
Replies: 22
Views: 8219

Re: Food Pushers

Wow, he was an unusually hostile food-pusher, Gabby! :shock: Good reply from you! :)
by Octavia
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3270
Views: 1196080

Re: automated eating tracker

Me too, I’m so glad that Creator quickly came round after the food. It’s great that you have lots of knowledge on these things! I suppose there’s not much you can do now except keep an eye on him, see how things go. He’s lucky to have an educated mum, as well as one who can trim hedges! :)
by Octavia
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 183
Views: 5735

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Hi Jen, Really enjoying reading your thread, and I so relate to your feelings about your DS going off to college. My DD is going in 2 weeks’ time. I keep noticing how, in the normal state of things, she is up in her room or pottering around...and yet soon that room will be empty. The poignant realis...
by Octavia
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Keep it Simple at 50
Replies: 14
Views: 291

Re: April's Keep it Simple at 50

Happy upcoming birthday April! 🎂
by Octavia
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 486
Views: 76120

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Hi pink, I hope the recent spell of stress is passing. I just wanted to add that I often feel like this - overwhelmed by the world and by my own feelings. Were you a middle child like me? I was always the one who had to be happy, upbeat, stable, peacemaking. I don’t know how to be angry in a way tha...
by Octavia
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks pinkie! :) Weight has gone up a pound since the Happy Morning of the New Scales. Despite me staying green! Still, I seem to be about 3lb lighter than at the start of July. If only I could trust that I’m truly going in the right direction, and it’s not just luck or a random fluctuation. I woul...
by Octavia
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

...i was wildly exaggerating I’m sure...as well as being a bit grumpy... :oops: Pub evening went well, though we were sitting outside and it was a bit cold. I was driving so had just one alcoholic drink which didn’t help me feel jolly...but still enjoyed it. I’m going to have a nice relaxing bath no...
by Octavia
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks, pinkie. It is indeed hard saying no...I have a big circle of friends and even if I only saw each friend once a year, that would make a busy social life. Sometimes when I meet a new person and get on really well, part of me is thinking NOOOO, please don’t make friends with me, I can’t deal wi...
by Octavia
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks Linda, and I will think of you this evening in the pub...it must be hard, self-isolating. 💐
by Octavia
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Well hurrah for the new scales! They say I have lost a little weight! :o Can this be possible, in a month where I’ve had slightly more yellow and red days than green? (Ratio of 8 greens to 10 non-greens!) The new scales are ridiculously specific, and said I was 10 stone 9 and 7/8ths. :lol: :lol: If ...
by Octavia
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

...that makes me feel better auto, knowing that you understand and empathise.thanks so much. :) I’ve had two fail days this month, preceded by one NWS - I wonder if the NWS day interfered with my rhythm, knocked me off course. So in fact I’ve only had 8 green days, and I don’t feel at all as if I’m ...
by Octavia
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4284
Views: 1691431

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Not surprised you are sleeping and eating lots, Linda. You probably need to restore yourself after this incredibly challenging time. You must be a little infuriated with doc’s mother...sounds like you’ve been a more than competent nurse! I like what you said about not having to hit rock bottom in or...
by Octavia
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3270
Views: 1196080

Re: automated eating tracker

Dirt - I like it too! Have been playing with Fluffy Bottom in the garden, throwing dirty little rubber balls for him to chase. :lol:
by Octavia
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 781
Views: 220961

Re: flyingpig checkin

22 minutes!! :o :) Onwards and upwards!

Funny how cake keeps coming into my life, too. Very tricky to avoid it sometimes!

Hope your weekend goes well.
by Octavia
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 486
Views: 76120

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Ooh that sounds weird, that guy wanting to meet you in person to fill in the forms. Doesn’t he know what’s going on? :shock: Good that you said no.

I’m awed by your biking activities! :D
by Octavia
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

PS. Have ordered scales on Amazon! I really need to re-focus.
by Octavia
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks so much guys. I’ve felt down again today and had another red day! Not doing too well after a great July. No matter how much I read about stress and anxiety, I still buy into overthinking and analysis paralysis! I had to look up a scotch egg to see what that was! Those look very interesting. I...
by Octavia
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What is the hardest thing for you?
Replies: 17
Views: 520

Re: What is the hardest thing for you?

Totally agree with auto - milk is incredibly helpful, and also the idea of ‘splitting breakfast in two’ if you’re having to get up very early, can help. I think early mornings/long working days can be a real challenge on No S, and it’s good to be pragmatic, to make the diet work for you. As long as ...
by Octavia
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4284
Views: 1691431

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I think there is a Facebook page, but I’ve never looked into it. Must check.

Oh Linda, I’m so pleased you tested negative, and that Doc has turned a corner. This is wonderful news. You must be pretty darned exhausted though, with the sheer worry. Hugs.
by Octavia
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 466
Views: 93459

Re: Alene's Check-in

Hi Alene,
I like the sound of MadFit!! Thanks for mentioning that. I too like short workouts as they energise, rather than make me tired and/or hungry! Having said that, with the UK heatwave I’ve hardly moved recently, apart from to raise a glass of chilled Prosecco to my lips.... :lol:
by Octavia
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 781
Views: 220961

Re: flyingpig checkin

Hi Flying, your walk sounds great! And the jogging - 20 mins gains my respect! :)

I’m in the South East of England and the heat is just terrible! If you do a 5 minute chore you are drenched and have to sit down! Though we had thunder and rain this afternoon so it’s a tiny bit fresher now.
by Octavia
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Starting Again
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Starting Again

Welcome back and all the best with your No S journey, Travis! :)
by Octavia
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3270
Views: 1196080

Re: automated eating tracker

OMG, little Flowerpup! :o Thank goodness she was OK! This puts a recent experience of mine into fresh perspective...our cat, code name Fluffy Bottom, started stalking a little hedgehog in the garden. I was in a total panic! The spines, the spines! But they are hardly porcupine quills. Your critters ...
by Octavia
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Precisely, auto! Although I don’t feel like a New Ager, there are some very powerful concepts in The Power of Now! In fact one or two paragraphs have helped me enormously with anxiety. The general idea of ‘one thing at a time‘ is such a great life skill.* Over the last couple of days I’ve started wo...
by Octavia
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sorry site went down yesterday!
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Sorry site went down yesterday!

Thanks Reinhard! :)
by Octavia
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4284
Views: 1691431

Re: Linda's daily check-in

The site was down for me, too - and I panicked a little, thinking how will we all reconnect? We’d have to start new Facebook accounts under our No S names, and hope we find each other! Gosh Linda, that COVID test sounds like an ordeal! Brave lady. Thinking about you and doc. I do hope this awful ill...
by Octavia
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3270
Views: 1196080

Re: automated eating tracker

...I like the move every hour idea, too! Earlier on in lockdown I did those Leslie Sansone mini-walks regularly throughout the day and they felt like little anti-depressants. Better than sitting down with a cup of tea and a cake! But now it’s too hot to exercise and I’ve lost the habit. Must get bac...
by Octavia
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Today is being challenging. It’s very hot again, and I’ve been working, hoping to finish something but not able to - realising it’s much more sensible to leave a project than to struggle on getting depleted. Also shopping for the hosting tomorrow.the house is a tip. DD has ordered lots of homeware f...
by Octavia
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 486
Views: 76120

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! I’ve just looked it up, and 15 years is your Crystal Anniversary (according to tradition!). Ahhh! :) 💐🍾
by Octavia
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Aww thanks pink. I’m OK. And apparently the hot weather is going to last till the weekend. We don’t normally have long, boiling hot summers in the UK, just occasional weeks or fortnights when it’s hot. Saturday was a write-off for me, for three possible reasons - I’d done a lot of travelling the day...
by Octavia
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Wow it’s so hot, I have become totally inert. Lying around is making me feel depressed, but I can’t find the energy to focus on anything. Bah.
by Octavia
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 486
Views: 76120

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Sounds like you did really well, pink. This thing of coping with hunger is a constant challenge. Sometimes it’s not a problem - the sensation of hunger stays in the stomach - but sometimes it seems to affect the whole system. The tiredness and lightheadedness, I know those feelings. They can stop yo...
by Octavia
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food Pushers
Replies: 22
Views: 8219

Re: Food Pushers

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Mwahahahaha! :twisted: :twisted:

I should add, this approach can backfire, when you find a disgusting mouldy old bun squashed into your driving license a few weeks later...
by Octavia
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Had my first NWS day yesterday - an afternoon party. Ate fairly lightly but did snack a bit later. Tried to weigh myself this morning but my scales have broken! Put new battery in but still no joy. They are very old though. Maybe I should get some new ones, perhaps old-fashioned ones. I’ve never use...
by Octavia
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4284
Views: 1691431

Re: Linda's daily check-in

All the best from me too, for Doc’s speedy recovery. X💐
by Octavia
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Same here, I don’t think I’d do well without my three meals. But I can do a long fast between dinner and breakfast the next day. I do feel slightly hungry but it’s not interfering with my sleep.
by Octavia
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 427245

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

...I’m working on this too...
by Octavia
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3270
Views: 1196080

Re: automated eating tracker

That’s such a lovely story, about the gardening lady you helped! You are a kind soul. The turtle statue sounds very cute.
by Octavia
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Healthyskillz' Check In
Replies: 67
Views: 8798

Re: Healthyskillz' Check In

...But mini Magnums are so tiny...and you had been good, helping someone... :)
So easy to get caught out by a sudden, unexpected challenge like this. But looks like you had a really good day apart from that!
by Octavia
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 486
Views: 76120

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Thanks for telling me about Chris Mole! What an original he is! So much interesting stuff - have you read his post about drinking too much water? Radical! Personally I’ve always felt ghastly if I force myself to chug down as much water as we’re supposed to! He is my new favourite, and is sort of dad...
by Octavia
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks so much auto and pink. Will check out this Chris Mole guy! And yes, I take most things with a pinch of salt, too! And I’m sure my blood sugar is more balanced than when I was permasnacking. In those days I could get hungry very soon after a meal - like one and a half to two hours. It was bewi...
by Octavia
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

This morning I spent some time looking back at the early days of my thread, December 2017, and it was very interesting and quite uplifting really. My life has become much less stressful as DD has become older and more independent, plus I work less...my health is better - I sleep better even though i...
by Octavia
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4284
Views: 1691431

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Linda, I’m so, so sorry to hear about your lovely Tikka. Such sad news. These creatures bring such sweetness and love into our lives. Huge hugs to you and condolences to all the family. Always good to hear your updates. I too am definitely drinking more these days. A glass of wine most nights, an...
by Octavia
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hi all, and thanks for checking in with me! Had a fairly mad weekend and weight is up again which is slightly disappointing but of course, this is all to be expected, with the rhythm of No S. I’m still very pleased to have had a green month. I haven’t heard of Jenn Hand, pink - but that whole thing ...
by Octavia
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3270
Views: 1196080

Re: automated eating tracker

I found the Harry Potter books really complicated! :oops: :oops:
...but I got really into her other books, eg. The Casual Vacancy, and more recently the Cormoran Strike detective novels. I LOVE J.K!
by Octavia
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 781
Views: 220961

Re: flyingpig checkin

Ooh I have meal envy, reading your delicious menus!

Well done with the running, and great to hear that your holiday is going well. I’ve been on many more walks and I’m realising that last year I was probably going round shopping centres as a way of entertaining myself. This is better!
by Octavia
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 486
Views: 76120

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Your haircut sounds lovely! So chic. 8)

Oh my goodness, the air con! :( I’m not surprised you didn’t sleep. It’s been really hot in the UK and sleep is a major challenge. Here’s to air con and staying cool.
by Octavia
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hurrah - weight has gone down to 10 stone 10 1/2. It’s so funny how yesterday morning it was 2lb higher! Those scales. :roll: Wow, boiling weather again here in the south east of the UK. I have a lot of work to do today so will have to keep cool somehow! Feeling very happy to be at the end of my fir...
by Octavia
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hi both - yes, that article by Georgie Fear is quite a one-off. It addresses the fact that hunger isn’t always a ‘slight discomfort that you can accept’. It can be very unpleasant. I used to have functional dyspepsia which made me feel painfully empty - I think the pain came from gas, though no doct...
by Octavia
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks, Soprano! These last two days, I’ve actually had more trouble with the hunger. Not in the sense of accepting it, but in the sense of feeling icky. A little light headed, anxious/irritable, and with a few tiny flashes of queasiness. I wonder why it’s suddenly gone like this? Probably unbalance...
by Octavia
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hurrah, the scale has moved down a little more, to 10 stone 11 3/4. That’s actually two pounds down from 3 weeks ago - a miracle! (Apologies if it is triggering for anyone to read others’ weight/weight loss. I want to record it here as I think it will help me stay on track). Somehow I was expecting ...
by Octavia
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 781
Views: 220961

Re: flyingpig checkin

In response to your last point, Flying... :oops: :oops: :oops: I was terrible in the first few months of lockdown! Because I was shopping less, I stockpiled chocolate, intending to make it last for days. ha! You can imagine how that went! But somehow I made my way back to the vanilla lifestyle and t...
by Octavia
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3270
Views: 1196080

Re: automated eating tracker

This is scary and exciting, auto. Might the company give you a bit of support in doing your videos in the style they want? They obviously like your work. I’ve never done video editing either, but hey, teenagers do it! :lol: It must be fairly easy once you get started...there’ll be a good app out the...
by Octavia
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 788
Views: 229129

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

hah hah the orange leotard! I saw the video years later, I had the giant hardback book. Oh man I forgot about the pelvic rotations! Those were brutal! The other ones I always had trouble with were the leg lifts while sitting on the other leg and hanging onto the bar. I can't remember what they were...
by Octavia
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 486
Views: 76120

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

...really interesting to hear of your hair experiences, pinkhippie. I’m sure my hair is already in much better condition without the permanent colour and heat styling. Luckily I’m fair and can disguise greys with coloured mousse or temporary dyes - I’m not quite ready to embrace the silver look yet,...
by Octavia
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 486
Views: 76120

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Pink, this is another sign that we are twins! I too cut my own hair and find that waves hide a multitude of sins! I also colour my own, do highlights, the lot! I can do ombré, balayage (like, you lighten some bits and not others, it’s not rocket science...) AND extensions! It’s such fun! The times I...
by Octavia
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4284
Views: 1691431

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Just popping by to say hi! Hope you’re well.

Totally in agreement with Clarinetgal! To keep off 40lb is an awesome achievement. :) There can’t be many who’ve managed that! X