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by FarmerHal
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FarmerHal
Replies: 11
Views: 3190

B: ground beef, butternut squash and broccoli “hashâ€
L: almonds, 2 corn tortillas plain LOL
D: Lasagne. Had seconds.

Red day :(

It’s true I think, I’ll never get it together and never be a reasonable weight.
(Having a terrible self esteem day, after a course of unfortunate events lately)
by FarmerHal
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FarmerHal
Replies: 11
Views: 3190

Probably a red day

B: 3 eggs, sausage patty, latte
L: crappy museum burger, chips, â…“ of a Dr Pepper, 2 mandarin oranges
D: sweet/sour chicken, 2 fortune cookies

S :(. Brownie my son made
by FarmerHal
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "There and Back Again..."
Replies: 6
Views: 2317

I have similar issues :). Welcome back , best wishes!

I see my daughter going down a similar path I have, and so I hope just by seeing her every day, it keeps me on course, because she copies me.
by FarmerHal
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FarmerHal
Replies: 11
Views: 3190

B: leftover beef, potatoes and one egg, latte
L: chick fil a Sandwich, fries
S for a meet up with friends: chick fil a choc chip cookie
D: Italian beef/brown rice noodle casserole, grapes

Peppermit tea Is good :) Thanks Jenji!
by FarmerHal
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FarmerHal
Replies: 11
Views: 3190

B: 3 eggs and a hunk of leftover roast beef, goats milk latte
L: leftover chicken/dumpling soup
D: Beef, American fries, green beans, orange
by FarmerHal
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Needing Support...increased 5lbs in two weeks!
Replies: 19
Views: 6809

Welcome, Victoria, (I’m not new to NoS, but newly back again) Milk/juice is just as bad as a snack IMO. It still has calories. The panic about time between meals will settle, and you will eventually decrease portion size, because in the end that is what it’s going to take. Simply less food. For ...
by FarmerHal
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FarmerHal
Replies: 11
Views: 3190

Yesterday’s supper was: Lefotver beef stew and cornmeal muffin B: 2 Eggs, hunk of leftover beef roast, latte L: handful pepperonis, cheese slices, grapes, almond meal cheese crackers, popcorn, peppermint tea (a little sketchy but it would’ve fit on one plate) D: Chicken and dumpling soup, cornme...
by FarmerHal
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back... again LOL
Replies: 8
Views: 3137

Thanks you guys, the people here are always so great, and I remember most all of you :)

Tiffani
by FarmerHal
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FarmerHal
Replies: 11
Views: 3190

Disappointing, frustrating day.

B: bag of terra sweet potato chips, latte
L: hunk of leftover roast beef, dark chocolate square
by FarmerHal
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FarmerHal
Replies: 11
Views: 3190

Lunch: Chick fil a 3 chicken strips, fries, ketchup, plain tea
Dinner, chicken noodle soup, 2 corn meal muffins, water
by FarmerHal
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FarmerHal
Replies: 11
Views: 3190

B: leftover veggie beef soup and a latte.
by FarmerHal
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FarmerHal
Replies: 11
Views: 3190

FarmerHal

It’s an S day. B: 3 eggs, bowl of corn chips (we need groceries LOL) Coffee/milk L: bowl of very yummy roast beef from the instant pot D: homemade veggie beef soup, half piece corn bread S: Son made us all fudge brownies. Had a rectangular piece, probably 2 servings Water and peppermint tea today ...
by FarmerHal
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 244
Views: 103244

I’ve known about NoS since December 2006... I was very compliant, as I had a buddy, I think her name was Jennifer, and we both supported each other. I went from 245 to 206. Many military moves and just bad habits, and giving up because I’ve ALWAYS been FAT, been on diets since the 2nd grade. Alt...
by FarmerHal
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back... again LOL
Replies: 8
Views: 3137

Back... again LOL

I keep trying all kinds of other diets. Couple of my friends are doing whole 30, one of mine went on a year long extremely low carb diet and is very thin, but eats bascially chicken and veggies! Yikes. I tried low carb but it kinda takes the joy out of being a person! Anyway, I do listen to my belly...
by FarmerHal
Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: An interesting Artcile - Sugar Detox
Replies: 15
Views: 9615

Merry- your DH and his Lyme Disease- I also have/had it (17 yrs misdiagnosed, and now 20 years living with its effects). It can mess with you SO much. But I think eating certain foods increases the already inflamed body. Sugar for me, at least in its processed form and in HFCS is definitely addictin...
by FarmerHal
Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are you a food snob?
Replies: 10
Views: 5421

I am because I "react" to so may foods. My "reactions" most closely fit with having Histamine Intolerance (HIT). I think that having Lyme for all those years is what brought it on. My doctors think I'm crazy, pretty much, so I have tried to follow a low histamine way of eating, and it really helps t...
by FarmerHal
Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone else only drink water between meals?
Replies: 26
Views: 16459

i prefer water to most anything else. Breakfast I"ll have the occasional coffee or latte (decaf). Once in a while if we hit a subway or other restaurant, I'll have Dr. Pepper. (was totally addicted to it in high school!) Or sometimes unsweet iced tea at lunch (caffeine makes it hard to sleep if I dr...
by FarmerHal
Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Uff Dah! Seems like a rollercoaster of eating lately. Back up to 230 this morning. I can put on weight like easy fast! Last week was 223! :( I give up. We had DS's bday party, and I had one plate of food and one S (brownie and ice cream). I'm totally swollen and puffy. I really, really hate having t...
by FarmerHal
Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Phew. that was rough. But focused again
Replies: 13
Views: 7563

Thanks you guys :)

She was the best girl!

Thankfully I have 3 others to keep me busy and 2 great kids, so that has been a huge help.
by FarmerHal
Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I am back...confession time
Replies: 14
Views: 7694

Welcome back! I'm back again for the umpteenth time over the last 9 years!
by FarmerHal
Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 3 Meals even on S days....???
Replies: 9
Views: 5169

I want my meals a day habit to stick with me on the weekend. Because 2 days of allowing myself to do whatever I want with food ends up with me fighting for a good 3-4 days during N days to keep on track.
by FarmerHal
Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Doing pretty well, Had a decent weekend. Ate some chinese food that made me siiiiick! No fun there! Snacking is under control, HOWEVER, mid afternoon, I about have a breaking point of the hungries. So I've decided a veggie/fruit "snack" is allowed, and my belly/body is happy with that. Today's food:...
by FarmerHal
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Phew. that was rough. But focused again
Replies: 13
Views: 7563

Feeling a little guilty as I had an afternoon snack... coming off of a month or so of binge eating- lots of sugar, and today back on noS, I was totally crashing by 2:30. Had some banana bread (TERRIBLE FOR ME! ACK!) and a cheese stick. Now no more eating till supper time. Phew. Need to lay off the b...
by FarmerHal
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Can We Please Go Back to No-S?
Replies: 20
Views: 13980

Good to see you back! I'm back too!!
by FarmerHal
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Just wanted to add, I think I"m going to go by SIZE rather than weight. With my Lyme Disease, and all the weird things that goes with that, sometimes if I eat the "wrong' thing, I can put on a good 9 pounds of just EDEMA (water retention) in a matter of hours. My hands swell, my face gets puffy, my ...
by FarmerHal
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Done with dieting and obsessing!!
Replies: 12
Views: 7174

Welcome! NoS is very liberating from all the other diet rules!

:)
by FarmerHal
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's your No S?
Replies: 45
Views: 30689

Mods: No sugar on N days (granulated, corn syrup, sweets in general) High carb/sugar stuff makes me really, really fight cravings Intelligent Dietary Defaults: S days are friday dinner to Sunday Lunch Alcohol: Yuk, no thanks! Coffee: Sometimes, if I tolerate it, decaf Diet soda: Gross. no thanks. B...
by FarmerHal
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3779
Views: 1174612

I read through the last couple pages of your check in! I just want to say you are doing a GREAT job wading through all that life is throwing you! I feel a bit like we are kindred spirits, as I am an anxious person, too, a worrier and take on other people's issues. I have learned not to get too emoti...
by FarmerHal
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Phew. I posted on the dicussion forum about my bichon, Darby, passing away. Her last month was a bit traumatic for all of us, and we decided to let her go... In that time, I let noS fall by the wayside, eating my sorrow and my worry. I feel like I"ve made it through the fog. I still have 3 dogs. One...
by FarmerHal
Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Phew. that was rough. But focused again
Replies: 13
Views: 7563

Phew. that was rough. But focused again

So the last month or so, I completely fell apart. I was doing great with noS and regular exercise (5 times a week, 30 minutes). And then, my sweet, sweet, bichon Darby started to decline. And get very sick. And need lots of meds and care. And then. We let her go. She was 14. She was the very best gi...
by FarmerHal
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Today's not been a good day.

Kinda slipping up and snacking.

Trapped indoors because of the record-breaking blizzard here in VA.

BLah.

But, still exercising, which is good.

Hanging in there.
by FarmerHal
Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Fitbit is the bomb, y'all! DH got one for me and its very cool. Tracks my heart rate (DH got this to help me track my palpitation issues), exercise (even recognized when I was on the elliptical!). And you can enter your food and it tracks calories, even sleep! B: leftover steak, 2 eggs from my girls...
by FarmerHal
Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 7-day Juice Challenge - anyone else done this with No S?
Replies: 7
Views: 3470

I thought about doing it. Seriously almost signed up. Juicing.... the juice is high fructose (sugar), which raises your blood sugar. Among other things, this also just makes you really hungry! I have a juicer. I make a couple juices a week, but when I do, I can go about 45 minutes before my body say...
by FarmerHal
Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Thanks girls. Yes, I'm following a FODMAP diet now, and much RELIEF belly wise! The anxiety yesterday and today just DISAPPEARED... but that correlates with Aunt Flo arriving. I may have had an 'aha' moment! Used to be the first couple of days before Aunt Flow, I would be anxious, fixate on somethin...
by FarmerHal
Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do S days throw you off?
Replies: 19
Views: 9924

FOr me, it's VERY hard if I get a little too crazy on S days. Especially if I get into sugar, then my brain craves and craves and my whole body is a mess begging for it. I try to keep to my no snacking, no seconds at least, and my Sweet I make something really special. I really prefer the recipes fr...
by FarmerHal
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is this odd, weird or sounds fine to you?
Replies: 6
Views: 4199

It's interesting. I find that when I wake in the morning, if I do not eat, I don't get hungry until about 4pm. If I start off with breakfast, it's hard to turn off the eating machine for the rest of the day. Pretty sure it has a lot to do with fasting and insulin release. Plus there's the appetite s...
by FarmerHal
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: You Can't Eat and Knit: Thoughts on Displacement Activity
Replies: 11
Views: 6327

I wish I would figure out knitting. My brain just doesn't get it! LOL would for sure give me something to do between meals. Yes, busy hands/bodys make it hard to snack. Animal care around here can do that pretty well mornings anyway. I can always throw a dog in the tub and do some grooming. One thin...
by FarmerHal
Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Ok, so the last 3 days looked like this: Breakfast: carrot, apple, cucumber juice. slippery elm tea with coconut oil Lunch: same GAS What the heck. Dinner. I was so hungry yet so miserable with belly pain. Quite the quandary to experience. Plain hamburger patty, can of green beans with butter. Once ...
by FarmerHal
Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Thanks girls. I am very distrustful of doctors and any health related field in general due to the poor treatment I received when I was sick with Lyme disease for 17 years (never tested, never correctly diagnosed). I'm now 2 years post treatment and feel better than ever (unless you count the stomach...
by FarmerHal
Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

I am. I just don't want to LOL.
by FarmerHal
Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Long Time believer back for support
Replies: 8
Views: 4956

Welcome back! I came back to noS last month too! The people are great here, very supportive. Plus this way of eating makes so much sense. NO crazy eat this, not that rules. (Ate low carb for a long time, and so now my sense of good/bad foods is skewed). Anyway, yes seconds at any meal is a second me...
by FarmerHal
Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Merry and oolala, thanks for your support ((((hugs)))) I was having a pity party. Those palps are so disturbing, it's about all I can think of. I had them all day yesterday, plus the night before again. It seems to correlate with... too much food all at once. In doing noS, trying to keep to 3 meals,...
by FarmerHal
Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My No S mod for thus year. Fewer refined carbs for dinner
Replies: 5
Views: 5069

I think that's an excellent mod. :) I am trying to incorporate more veggies as the centerpiece of our meals vs. carbs/meat.

Keep up the good work.
by FarmerHal
Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Thank you, walkerlori! SO I'm completely annoyed. Heart palpitations all night last night. Was fine all day, now sitting here this afternoon with more palpitations. I want to connect it to food. I can't figure it out! This is making me insane unhappy. I had a bad N day, totally failed. Can't seem to...
by FarmerHal
Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Throwing Out Nutrition Rules
Replies: 20
Views: 10236

Oh boy, do I ever struggle with this!! I spent a lot of time the last few years doing high fat/low carb (and having terrible tummy issues as a result). In my brain that is the "best" way of eating. I'm having a VERY hard time trying to find some sort of sane/normal way of thinking about food. :roll:...
by FarmerHal
Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mariposa Daily Check In
Replies: 5
Views: 3135

You're doing great so far! youre right about micromanaging meals. Try not to overthink it :)
by FarmerHal
Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Thank you natj and lpearlmom for your support <3
by FarmerHal
Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

How were everyone's Holidays?? Ours was good here. Christmas dinner though... ended up with some WICKED bad GERD (yay). On a scale of 1-10, 10 being worst, it was an 8!! I had DH take me home early and he returned to the neighbor's house with the kids while I suffered. IT's becoming clear I need to ...
by FarmerHal
Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Need encouragement - fell off the no s wagon...
Replies: 25
Views: 8491

Noelfigart says it well: ""my habit is to eat three meals a day, and I'm not a snacker," " I am making this my mantra!!! I've known about NoS since 2006, when my dd was born. I started in December that year and went from 245 to 208, and fell of the wagon (trying other "better" diets and ways of eati...
by FarmerHal
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cookie Baking Day...
Replies: 18
Views: 6151

Re: Cookie Baking Day...

Spinning off the "tasting" thread, I'm baking cookies with my daughter next week. A Christmas tradition. But it won't be an S day when we bake! And with a Christmas Eve gathering & Christmas day...I don't need to make "cookie baking day" into an S day, LOL! With that in mind, give me your best "I s...
by FarmerHal
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Good day so far. 30 minutes on elliptical. I watched the 2nd half of Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. I do feel really good when I juice. I think I will make it a daily breakfast thing. It is full of micronutrients and I really feel great. I kind think maybe the vitamins I was taking were making me bloat...
by FarmerHal
Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Well, I've finally gone and done it. I'm so fat it's causing a hiatal hernia, which is irritating my heart (because you guts isn't supposed to be shoved up in your chest cavity!) which is making it hard to breathe. SO, instead of going to a cardiologist to start, DR wants me to lose weight and see i...
by FarmerHal
Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Optimized oatmeal recipe
Replies: 8
Views: 4108

Wow! Yum!
by FarmerHal
Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Didn't post much this week. Lots of running around and just feeling cruddy dealing with heart palpitations. They seem to be better now thankfully. I've been good about snacking last week anyway except today was snacky. Don't like the way I feel now, all bloaty. So far have lost about 4 pounds. I mus...
by FarmerHal
Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Return to No S, Habits, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 3993

Welcome back! I'm a recent returnee too!
by FarmerHal
Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

So the weekend went well. Snacking and S's were kept at minimum, although yesterday got a little bit nuts with fresh cooked chocolate chip cookies (4) and then went to a caroling party and had 2 more (almond wedding cookies) and some spiced cider. So yum! Today no snacks, no sweets, no seconds, Righ...
by FarmerHal
Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Ok good day! B: rice and scrambled egg L: turkey sandwich and apple with sunbutter D: chicken wings (salt and pepper and baked) with grapes Today was the real shovelglove. We had to moved the raised garden beds from the area they were because they are directly over the septic. Lots of shoveling and ...
by FarmerHal
Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Thank you Giada, for the words of encouragement. Today was, overall, good. I neglected to remember our field trip, and we all shared a little gelato, but at a fraction of what I normally would've gotten (It was a sample cup size). I stuck to lunch (subway sandwich, chips and water), NO snacking, (ev...
by FarmerHal
Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Another N day.

B: rice and two eggs
by FarmerHal
Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

I will visit often! I will have good eating habits!

Yesterday went well. Even though I equate hinger with the most uncomfortable sensation of having to pee really bad, I made it through the day!!

Today we are going on a field trip so we will see what lunch brings
by FarmerHal
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back again, trying to not be so miserable
Replies: 8
Views: 4305

Thanks Noel! I actually want to learn to knit or crochet but I'm a little chicken to try like I won't know how to do it. I always admire those who can! Definitely need to come up with a new distraction. Today had a little stress and ended up chewing a piece of gum. Still that is an eating action but...
by FarmerHal
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Optimized oatmeal recipe
Replies: 8
Views: 4108

Awesome. I have a good idea now of what to try in my oatmeal!
by FarmerHal
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Optimized oatmeal recipe
Replies: 8
Views: 4108

Optimized oatmeal recipe

What's your recipe?

I've been pales/low carb (with no effect because I find it extremely difficult to live with!) and am looking for more breakfast options.

So tell me more about oatmeal. :)
by FarmerHal
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ********** December Challenge ***************
Replies: 21
Views: 9463

I'm in! I'm starting today the 9th, I am going to do a linear calendar if you don't mind: December 1: :oops: 2: :oops: 3: :D 4: :D 5: 8) 6: 8) 7: :oops: 8: :oops: :evil: 9: :D 10: 8) 11: :D 12: 8) 13: 8) 14: :oops: December is hard! Two pb cookies fresh out of the neibors oven 15: 😁 16: ...
by FarmerHal
Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Apparently I eat all day!
Replies: 6
Views: 4075

Re: Apparently I eat all day!

Did anyone else find, as they started NoS, that one of their real problems is that they eat throughout the day? I never really noticed or thought about it before, but now that I'm focusing on meals, it sure stands out, LOL! Any time that I want to stop and think through a problem, I seem to think t...
by FarmerHal
Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Hooboy, it's been a while! Let me give you a run-down of the last couple years: DX'd with Lyme Disease and treated (twice- first time didn't knock it out) and all my joint pain, fatigue, all the things that I thought was Psoriatic Arthritis was actually Lyme, which I now believe I had for 17 years U...
by FarmerHal
Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back again, trying to not be so miserable
Replies: 8
Views: 4305

Back again, trying to not be so miserable

So I'm back. I noS'd successfully starting Dec. 2006 from 235 down to 206 but then fell off in favor of other "diets" (low carb/paleo) and wound up back at the same place plus 4 pounds. :( I fight with food daily. Any emotional upset, or stress, or bordom or loneliness, and I eat. Yesterday had such...
by FarmerHal
Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back again, bigger than ever
Replies: 23
Views: 9722

Well folks since I first made this post, I developed a corn allergy and also just dxd with Lyme disease. So corn is in Everything!! I dropped 12 pounds in a hurry. Also doxycycline kills appetite so I'm good on the diet front for now. Sigh
by FarmerHal
Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back again, bigger than ever
Replies: 23
Views: 9722

Wow. Sorry for your friend! I have my days but not that often. If homeschool days are that bad, something needs to change to better fit the kids and the mom.

I'm doing ok. Lots of things changed since I originally posted this thread. Someday I'll catch up on it!
Thanks all!
by FarmerHal
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Phew! Last couple of weeks have been crazy busy. I've not kept very well to NoS, but I haven't been snacking or eating sweets, so that's a plus! Been busy trying to get this little farmette together, teaching my kids (revamped my whole lot of materials). Busy! I'll try to post more today. B: Bacon, ...
by FarmerHal
Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Yep heavy whipping cream. What's interesting is I was buying organic cream and my tummy hurt. Organic milk products are pasteurized twice and this changes the proteins which can cause stomach upset. I tried the regular hwc and I've been good with one or two cups of coffee each day. Raw cream would b...
by FarmerHal
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
Views: 38105

Yesterday I stayed on track. Can't remember off the top of my head what I had for lunch (probably was leftovers, but dinner was taco salad (no nachos or shell or anything). DD is turning out to be a baker, which is sweet, but frustrating, since it's VERY hard for me to have that sweetsie stuff in th...
by FarmerHal
Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
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Bad week last week! Got way off track and totally snacked and sweets.

TODAY:

B: leftover slices of pork roast, coffee

I think I'm going to have to go extremely low carb for a while. Just to get some weight off. Ugh. Willpower.
by FarmerHal
Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
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B: 3 bacon, 2 eggs, 2 GF toast/butter, coffee L: Tuna salad on romaine, water D: steak, rice and broccoli with cheese I did have an S, one scoop ice yogurt with hot fudge and peanuts... I am not calling today a failure by any means, as I was successful in not snacking between meals and this was not ...
by FarmerHal
Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
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B: 3 bacon, 3 egg, apple, PB. Probably will make coffee but have water at the moment. I am amazed at how much I pee! I didn't up my fluid intake, but I'm guessing by. Not overheating and permasnacking, my body is able to get rid of the inflammation and extra water it hangs on to! Gross topic, but st...
by FarmerHal
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
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Welcome back, clarinetgirl! Yes, I stick to the principles of paleo, because I also feel my best eating that way. I do have the occasional dairy or legume and sometime gf noodles or whatnot but it is once a week or so and not too regular. B: beef cabbage soup leftovers, probably will have coffee/cre...
by FarmerHal
Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
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Last night has an S. well it was an S day and I was feeling like binging so I went ahead and had a Dixie cup of dark choc covered acai berries Today is ds's bday! B. 3 eggs scrambled, 3 bacon coffee and coconut it creamer L: 11 chicken wing sections, salt n vinegar, celery/ranch, water SWEET: peanut...
by FarmerHal
Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
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Thanks you guys! This morning, dh and I moved the hen house and fence. We are doing rotational pasturing where they spend about a week pecking around... Dethatching, eating weeds, bugs, scratching about happy as can be. It's a great way to manage your lawn lol. And their poo fertilizes the grass. A ...
by FarmerHal
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Learning about Food. (My favorite documentaries)
Replies: 19
Views: 5648

Thank you, GermanHerman, Eating paleo style (I include a few non-paleo things- I listen to my body's response) has helped me with my health issues, but NOT my weight. I think for me, I need to just MOVE MORE. My body needs to work to move that fat along sufficiently. It's another character flaw that...
by FarmerHal
Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
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Day 5. Hopped on the scale, even after DS's bday party whichI had brownies... 231 :) B: Sausages, eggs, banana. 1 bite of kids' leftover GF toast and decided it wasn't worth it (I don't really care for any of the GF breads we've tried) Coffee, coconut creamer L: salmon salad romaine wraps. Blue tort...
by FarmerHal
Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
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Sinnie, I take S days and have nice sweets (or rather, being my first week back at it, I plan to take S days and make a nice sweet, they are the thing I miss the most all week). I don't do dairy because my guts scream at me if I do LOL. I do tolerate yogurt and cheese just fine, but anything milk, c...
by FarmerHal
Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Learning about Food. (My favorite documentaries)
Replies: 19
Views: 5648

NoS has always worked well for me as long as I commit. I mean it has a certain "duh" factor to it when I can slim down my overweight dog by cutting back her portion and keeping snacks to a bare minimum, I just find it far easier to whine about my situation than commit! Thankfully I have committed ag...
by FarmerHal
Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Learning about Food. (My favorite documentaries)
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Views: 5648

Thalia, it's true. It seems like no one can agree on what we are supposed to eat- however each of us is individual and can/can't handle different foods. I guess it makes us all special. I am a little sad to see people throw down the idea of Gluten free as a fad. For me, it's not. I only just wanted ...
by FarmerHal
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
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Been doing well, day 4. today is technically an S day (having a little early bday party for my son). I plan on sticking to just one brownie, hopefully. B: Scrambled egg and pork chop. coffee, banana. L: gf crackers and hummus, non gmo organic corn chips with pineapple salsa S EVENT: 2 brownie square...
by FarmerHal
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Learning about Food. (My favorite documentaries)
Replies: 19
Views: 5648

Rereading my post I sound a little snarky, I don't mean to be, I am extremely passionate about this one truly small change I had to make. Yes I've been told its only a fad, I've been laughed at by my own doctor who said it was impossible to use food to cure myself, yet here I am. Certainly every bod...
by FarmerHal
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Learning about Food. (My favorite documentaries)
Replies: 19
Views: 5648

We will have to disagree about gluten free being a fad. Read the book Wheat Belly. It's backed by scientific evidence as to what negative effects it has on the body. It literally saved life, fad or not. And I'm not celiac nor do I have a wheat allergy, yet if I eat it all my symptoms return. Psoriat...
by FarmerHal
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Learning about Food. (My favorite documentaries)
Replies: 19
Views: 5648

I understand where you are coming from. And for me it wasn't a simple undertaking! Imagine family thanksgiving dinner, where the only thing I could even eat was turkey and mashed potatoes. No stuffing, no lefse (norweigian flat bread), no sweet rolls, no pie, no cake... all these things, family trad...
by FarmerHal
Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Learning about Food. (My favorite documentaries)
Replies: 19
Views: 5648

Learning about Food. (My favorite documentaries)

I'm a huge documentary lover, and naturally, one of my favorite genre topics is about food. These particular ones have been eye-opening to me. I take some info from others, raise my eyebrows and dismiss some of the info, but it's all fascinating. Food Matters Food, Inc. Fresh Farmageddon, Forks over...
by FarmerHal
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Healthy Eating Difficult?
Replies: 7
Views: 5406

I think, to the average Joe out there, it is difficult to know what to eat. You have the government guidelines which states grains need to be the base of our diets. Some people's bodies do fine with grains as teh base of their diets. Others do much better with minimal or no grain content. some peopl...
by FarmerHal
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back again, bigger than ever
Replies: 23
Views: 9722

thank you all, good to see everyone again :)

My stomach and overall mood is SO much better back on NoS. And I'm making each meal 'count' trying to stuff in nutrition- thoughtfully, vs. mindless eating :)
by FarmerHal
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
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Sorry, I didn't answer your question. Yes, eating commercial meats still has some benefits- getting off wheat will benefit you greatly, Eating Paleo style will help tons! Veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, meats, poultry fish are FULL of nutrients, whereas grains are refined, stripped of many beneficial ...
by FarmerHal
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
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Get off the wheat now then. There is some implication in wheat and GMO grains/foods causing indfertility in men and women. I would highly suggest you both looking into paleo foods now. Grains are very nutrient poor anyway so it makes sense to nourish your body with meats, poultry, fish, veggies, fru...
by FarmerHal
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
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Day 3

B: scrambled eggs with leftover steak. Banana. Coffee and coconut creamer
L: salmon salad in romaine leaves, apple with PB. Water.
S: dixie cup of unsalted mixed nuts, water.
D: pork chop, spinach salad, carrots, water
by FarmerHal
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
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Your symptoms have subsided because the pregnancy hormones slow your immune system down so yr body doesn't reject the baby. I also had remission of symptoms when I was pregnant (and didnt know what was causing the pain at the time). So now your body also won't attack the joints as much. My doctor ac...
by FarmerHal
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
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Well, off wheat (and I don't do much of the gluten free replacement stuff) I have verry little pain, some days completely none. Certainly less pain th an when I was on humira. Google paleo diet, and that is what I try to stick to, although potato chips and sweets tend to sneak in now and again (late...
by FarmerHal
Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back again, bigger than ever
Replies: 23
Views: 9722

Thank you all. I've read had reread your replies and it's keeping me on track!
by FarmerHal
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
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So far Coffee/coconut creamer for breakfast. I am hungry but appreciate not being in pain from the binge. I should add here that I was (finally!!) diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis a couple years ago, after several other misdiagnosises. I was initially put on Humira, which is not a drug to be taken...
by FarmerHal
Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
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I ate so many ruffles today that I made myself sick.

After bathroom trips and a digestive enzymes I finally felt better and had supper

Lettuce wraps with tuna salad. And apple slices with peanut butter and lots of water
by FarmerHal
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back again, bigger than ever
Replies: 23
Views: 9722

Thanks for the welcome and encouragement! I remember you guys as well. Just plugging along today. Kept myself out of the kitchen mostly because my binge on ruffles has left me with a very bad stomach ache. Yikes.

I don't even feel like supper tonight.

See you all tomorrow!
by FarmerHal
Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: *~*~FarmerHal~*~*
Replies: 78
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*~*~FarmerHal~*~*

I was Shamrockmommy for a long time, and thought a new name might be good, we moved (#12) to a small farmette, which has been a dream for a long time and now I get to play farmer :). But I'm a fat farmer, and not only is it ugly but I feel weak, my joints and muscles are not strong anymore, and the ...