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by Jen1974
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 343
Views: 59341

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Pink you handled that situation with your daughter SO WELL!! That is just so hard, especially when it must be so tempting to tell your side of the story but it’s just awful for the kid in that situation & you put her first which is just awesome & not many people do!!! My son’s girlfriend had such a ...
by Jen1974
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Another orange day yesterday. My family was all having a brownies after breakfast & I didn’t want to miss out so I had one too. It was funny to watch my brain respond to this. Thoughts of “the day is blown, enjoy it” are still there along with “have less later to make up for it” but both those thoug...
by Jen1974
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4196
Views: 1607190

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Linda, I think it’s pretty impressive that you’ve lost & kept 40 lbs off!! I NEVER see that!! It’s funny that most of us are always looking for the answers outside ourselves with a “plan” or a “book” that we hope will be THE ONE, but I’m pretty sure it all comes down to finding the answers within. W...
by Jen1974
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3120
Views: 1115021

Re: automated eating tracker

I notice that too with having drinks messing with my sleep Auto!! And making me more anxious. It always feels nice to take a break but I do enjoy having them so it’s a little tug of war over what is more worth it :lol:
by Jen1974
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

oolala53 wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:11 pm
And what's worth the "enjoyment of life" can change over time. Doesn't mean it suddenly gets breezy but the battles wane in number and are over a lot faster.

That totally makes sense!! I notice even now things that used to seem like a big deal just don’t anymore!!
by Jen1974
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Not one of my better days yesterday but could have been worse & no regrets!! Orange days for me seem to creep in every 7-10 days. They are almost a reset where afterwards I’m excited for healthier again. I love that they aren’t a binge, I don’t get uncomfortably full, and I don’t go overboard all da...
by Jen1974
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4196
Views: 1607190

Re: Linda's daily check-in

One of my favorites when I got sick of diet rules was Thin Side Out, How To Have Your cake & Your Skinny Jeans Too”. Not that popular in the IE world because it’s still very weight loss based but it did a better job for me at explaining how to eat in a way that feels good where a lot of the others l...
by Jen1974
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Another day I was really happy with!! Especially considering it was the 4th & we had friends up. I had a drink early & made a point of drinking it REALLY slow. A lot of times alcohol makes me need food but drinking slowly helped. I did get hungry & have chips/queso (snacks) & dinner was a little hea...
by Jen1974
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 673
Views: 205875

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Octavia, yes its nice to think of hunger as burning fat. I have read that in a few different places. My problem is I seem to veer from one extreme to the other of hunger. I either can barely handle a little bit of hunger and think I need to eat, or I let myself get ravenous and don't honor my hunge...
by Jen1974
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Pink: I love that we both have such similar experiences! I think there’s something about doing IE & adding in structure where it all seems to click that is sort of unbelievable :lol: It’s like THIS is what I was looking for :D
by Jen1974
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I totally agree you Ipearlmom!! IE SEEMS like a great idea but I just never made it much further than “not dieting”. I do think it does work nicely with some gentle boundaries & loose structure!! And you’re totally right about asking if you can do it forever & being honest about what we’re willing t...
by Jen1974
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

💚Saturday-Donut 💙Sunday 💙Monday 💛Tuesday-8 milk duds & a little extra sushi 💚Wednesday-a few chips when I got hungry before dinner 💚💛Thursday-chili cheese fries with marg before dinner 💛💚Friday a few extra potato chips before dinner Pink, Love that about you & your brother (: My daughter & son are B...
by Jen1974
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 343
Views: 59341

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Congrats on the internship Pink!!

Way to go for the bike ride in extreme heat!! I can’t do exercise & heat. It is just so hard!!

Sounds like a great start to the 4th weekend eating wise!! Love “Satisfied but not full“. That’s exactly what I want out if my meals!!
by Jen1974
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3120
Views: 1115021

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto: I’m so happy for you about the sabbatical!! Me too on socializing takes a lot out of me :lol: I have social anxiety & worry so much about what I said/did after seeing people but crave friends & want to connect :lol: And also me too on the “am I a good enough mom, I should be cooking more/conne...
by Jen1974
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is This Mod a Bad Idea?
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Is This Mod a Bad Idea?

I love your description too pink!! It’s a great explanation of using No S to create “want power” (I want to feel hungry later so I won’t eat now) vs. “will power” (I won’t eat now so I don’t gain weight). :D I’ve found that want power seems to work a lot better :lol:
by Jen1974
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

💛Wednesday-warm brownies & ice cream 💛Thursday- beef jerky & potato chips on the boat not hungry for & didn’t enjoy. 🧡Friday-Late dinner out, too hungry & had too many chips, chili relleno app & split fried ice cream with my crew for dessert. 💚Saturday-Donut 💙Sunday 💙Monday 💛Tuesday-8 milk duds & a ...
by Jen1974
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Thanks pink & auto!! I love it here, it’s my happy place. Pink: so true about restaurant food!! I do think our bodies crave lighter after heavy!! That was something that I noticed from IE was that I didn’t really want to eat pure crap all the time :lol: What didn’t happen for me though was my body n...
by Jen1974
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 211039

Re: Bluebell's check in

Bluebell: that is awful that your mom made you worry about your weight :( My kids all have gone through phases where they get “thicker” before they grown taller or as they mature. It’s part of growing up!! Pink/Blue I’m with you both on the worrying less about weight. I haven’t weighed myself in alm...
by Jen1974
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 343
Views: 59341

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Great job on taking a moment for yourself!! I have such a hard time & feel so much guilt for having any negative parenting feelings but when I just take a time out & let myself feel the negative feelings they fade & I’m back to myself so much sooner!! My teen is a pretty great kid too & in some ways...
by Jen1974
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3120
Views: 1115021

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto: I hear you on it being hard to get older!! I have freckles/age spots on my legs I’ve noticed lately that I’m not that thrilled about. And i feel like I look less toned than I did in my 30s, yet my clothes still fit about the same. Some days it feels like someone hit fast forward on aging since...
by Jen1974
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is This Mod a Bad Idea?
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Is This Mod a Bad Idea?

This is how I do it. I like the foundation of 3 meals & asking myself “do I need this snack, sweet, or seconds?” For some though I think without a solid “do not cross line” it makes it harder. I’m pretty good at knowing what is worth “taking the S” for & what isn’t though!! Not that I never regret a...
by Jen1974
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

💛Wednesday-warm brownies & ice cream 💛Thursday- beef jerky & potato chips on the boat not hungry for & didn’t enjoy. 🧡Friday-Late dinner out, too hungry & had too many chips, chili relleno app & split fried ice cream with my crew for dessert. 💚Saturday-Donut 💙Sunday 💙Monday 💛Tuesday-8 milk duds & a ...
by Jen1974
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

pinkhippie wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:26 pm
So glad to have a more sustainable way of eating that helps us tap into our hunger signals in a non-crazy making way.
I love this Pink :D It’s so true!!
by Jen1974
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

💚Sunday-A little extra full on burrito 💚Monday-A few extra chips before dinner. 💛Tuesday-2 mini packs M&Ms 💛Wednesday-warm brownies & ice cream 💛Thursday- beef jerky & potato chips on the boat not hungry for & didn’t enjoy. 🧡Friday-Late dinner out, too hungry & had too many chips, chili relleno app ...
by Jen1974
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 343
Views: 59341

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Great job not giving into the urge!! I too can have SUCH strong urges at times to eat for reasons that have NOTHING to do with hunger!! I love the idea of having tea instead!! And if it makes you feel any better my 18 year old has been a bit of a pill lately. I keep thinking it’s preparing me for hi...
by Jen1974
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 343
Views: 59341

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I agree with Linda!! I love how you have used No S that way!! I also agree on sometimes a snack helping!! There are times when allowing a small snack keeps me from getting to the too hungry point that always leads to too much food :lol: The brownie/cookie thing sounds awesome!!! Sounds like you mast...
by Jen1974
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Thanks Auto & Pink!! A storm came in yesterday that made it so we couldn’t go on the boat. After an entire day spent focused in my office I feel so much better!! 💚Sunday-A little extra full on burrito 💚Monday-A few extra chips before dinner. 💛Tuesday-2 mini packs M&Ms 💛Wednesday-warm brownies & ice ...
by Jen1974
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Thanks Auto (: sometimes I think younger me was a better version of me :lol: I seemed to complicate things as I got older!! Sunday-💚 Monday-💚 Tuesday-💛-2 mini packs M&Ms NOT worth the S!! Wednesday-💛-warm brownies & ice cream Thursday-💛- beef jerky & potato chips on the boat not hungry for & didn’t ...
by Jen1974
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 343
Views: 59341

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I’m a fast eater too!! Love the timer idea! To slow myself down I eat in shifts pausing to make each thing as I go for breakfast & lunch but that only works because I’m a virtual player (: at dinner I can be done before others even sit down :lol: (we do our dinners buffet style where everyone plates...
by Jen1974
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3120
Views: 1115021

Re: automated eating tracker

Have fun with your sister Auto (:

I always hated the top to bottom clean until COVID when there was no one to come over & do it for :lol:
by Jen1974
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Sunday-green Monday-green Tuesday yellow-2 mini packs M&Ms NOT worth the S!! Wednesday-yellow-warm brownies & ice cream Thursday-yellow- beef jerky & potato chips on the boat not hungry for & didn’t enjoy. Friday-orange-Late dinner out, too hungry & had too many chips, chili relleno app & split frie...
by Jen1974
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Pink, I love that it resonated :)

It is a balancing act. I have always thought maintaining is harder than trying to lose because there’s not the dangling prize of weight loss as motivation :lol:
by Jen1974
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Auto: I like “have habits, can travel” :lol: It’s so true that No S is the one thing that you don’t have to be the “I can’t, on a diet” person :lol: The trip was fun & went pretty well. It hammered home how much I dislike grazing/snacking. There was a day when we couldn’t find a restaurant to grab l...
by Jen1974
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 343
Views: 59341

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Pink: Your husband sounds amazing!! Mine is pretty great that way too, makes me feel loved no matter how I’m feeling about myself :D
by Jen1974
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 211039

Re: Bluebell's check in

I eat later breakfast & later lunch so I can eat with my family (: It has really helped me with that afternoon slump I’d always feel too! I guess it works for me though because I don’t wake up all that hungry :D
by Jen1974
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3120
Views: 1115021

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto: you sound so much happier again :D Summer break just agree with you!! I love that you’re making sourdough bread. That sounds so good & I’ve always been too scared to try!!
by Jen1974
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 343
Views: 59341

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Pink: That is so awesome about the lower weight!! I think you’re so right about the mindset behind it. Out of body hate comes desperation & unrealistic expectations, out of love comes more patience, compassion, less pressure for perfection & therefore more sustainable & better results!! Awesome abou...
by Jen1974
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Pink/Auto it is nice to be at a point where I know myself well enough to know when it’s worth having something “fun” and when it’s not :lol: No S travels well which is nice! At first I didn’t worry about including sweets with meals as much & had a little something to hold me over to meals but realiz...
by Jen1974
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Yesterday was SO BUSY getting ready for our trip. If I could maintain that level of productively all the time I’d get so much more done :lol: I went back to eating normal amounts instead of short changing myself & didn’t get to that “too hungry” point which made it easier to wait for dinner. Today w...
by Jen1974
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Pink, I could totally see that could true about hunger!! I seem to have at least a “bare minimum” that I’m best not dropping below even if I’m less hungry!!
by Jen1974
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 343
Views: 59341

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I felt the same way when I was going out in the beginning of all of this. I’d come home feeling anxious & wanting time eat! Great job not giving in to that!! It always feels like such a victory when you make it without using food as a crutch :D
by Jen1974
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Yesterday I decided less hunger should mean less food & I had a slightly smaller breakfast & lunch only to end up hungrier at dinner & eat more chips. The worst part of this experiment was that what I skipped during the day was blueberries & avocado so definitely a downgrade health wise. It was a go...
by Jen1974
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4196
Views: 1607190

Re: Linda's daily check-in

My teenagers can make me feel like a terrible mom :lol: I’m pretty sure my daughter would trade me strait up for her best friend’s mom who is the perfect pinterest mom. Meanwhile they are never allowed to hang out over there so they don’t mess up the perfect pinterest house & my daughter is embarras...
by Jen1974
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 343
Views: 59341

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I have the hardest time finding satisfaction during stressful meal times too!! And it is SO HARD to be the mom. We feel so much responsibility for everyone’s happiness & guilty when they aren’t happy. I heard once that it’s important for moms not to take responsibilty for their kids happiness becaus...
by Jen1974
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Sunday went pretty good but I learned a few things. I was less hungry at breakfast after a bigger than normal dinner on Saturday but still ate the same. At lunch I wasn’t hungry & decided to wait until I was & never got all that hungry so I ate a little around 4:00 just so it would hold me over unti...
by Jen1974
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Pink: That’s funny about the licorice!! It always felt like everyone else just naturally quit eating like that when all food was allowed :lol: I always wondered what was wrong with me that I never grew bored of lots of sweets with meals :lol: What’s weird to me is how easy it was to get used to not ...
by Jen1974
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 343
Views: 59341

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Pink, I do the same thing with fruit, especially when I’m having highly palatable foods. If I think I want more, asking if I want fruit gets down to if it’s just my tastbuds that want more or if my body actually needs more :lol:
by Jen1974
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

One of the things that helps me the most with No S is meal timing. By waiting to eat breakfast until 9:30/10:00, lunch at 2:30/3:00, & dinner at 7:30/8:00 I’m never starved between meals but am always hungry & ready to eat. Plus it is always around 3:00 when I hit the afternoon slump & start craving...
by Jen1974
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 343
Views: 59341

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Yay for a drop in weight (: Always feels nice to see progress!! Processed foods are something that interests me. My daughter who is 14 has no issues with them. She also has no interest in eating emotIonally :lol: She listens to music or uses other coping mechanisms. My son however says he has to rem...
by Jen1974
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Friday nights we tend to eat out or do something fun & I’ll usually end up getting a little more full (my version of seconds as a virtual plater) or a sweet. Yesterday we came to our cabin in the mountains & went to one of our favorite restaurants. We didn’t do take out during the majority of the qu...
by Jen1974
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Auto: You are so right on not awaking the inner rebel!! No one needs an inner rebel rampage :lol: Pink: I am the SAME WAY with exercise!! I’m always running on a sprained ankle or making other poor choices. I forced myself to take a year off of running to finally let an ankle heal & it was really go...
by Jen1974
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Yesterday I met my college friends for happy hour which was so much fun!! I knew I’d be getting hungry during it if I didn’t make some adjustments so I had prunes with my noon coffee & cream which meant I could eat lunch a little later than normal. There were chips & salsa at the happy hour & some m...
by Jen1974
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 343
Views: 59341

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I like your food thoughts diary too (: I like how you base it on satisfaction & not just some arbitrary amount!! I know for me without satisfaction I’m left still wanting more even if I am technically full!!
by Jen1974
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

My boys were playing football & got home late so we ate really late last night. I got too hungry & had a few chips before dinner. There is a level of strict that I’ve tried to live up to in the past that always backfires so I don’t consider chips in that scenario a fail, but just part of my dinner. ...
by Jen1974
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 343
Views: 59341

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I realized that about weight too!! At a certain point for me weighing a little less for me seems like it makes my life worse & not better. Life is too short to miss out on things like pizza night, warm cookies out of the oven, or brownies & ice cream!! No matter what I weighted I never felt like I w...
by Jen1974
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Glad to be back!
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: Glad to be back!

I think that restriction causes rebelling (gluttony) but that also foods that were created to not play fair with our hunger/fullness cues. Learning how to include all foods but at the same time paying attention to hunger & fullness & having gentle boundaries that help keep you from overdoing it on t...
by Jen1974
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Pinkhippie, it feels kind of nice to hear “me too”. For a while now I’ve felt lost in no mans land where I felt crazy to want some structure & boundaries but nothing extreme!!
by Jen1974
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Thanks auto & pink (: We met my parents for dinner last night. My dad likes this restaurant where nothing is very good except for the chili cheese fries, or at least my crew feels that way. I do like the chili cheese fries so I had a salad before I left so I wouldn’t show up starving which never end...
by Jen1974
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 343
Views: 59341

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

It is SO HARD not to eat emotionally sometimes!! I have an 18 year old son, kids can push our buttons like not other LOL!! Sounds like you did really good! I too can quickly develop a dessert habit or a nightly drink habit where my brain will be CONVINCED that the world will END if I don’t keep the ...
by Jen1974
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Yesterday couldn’t have been better. I was really busy with work but was not feeling motivated at all & was struggling to keep moving forward. So many days I’d have a snack that I wasn’t hungry for to procrastinate, but because I wasn’t hungry & it was food my body didn’t need it would leave me feel...
by Jen1974
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Pinkhippie, It sounds like we’re pretty similar in our approach!! Structure with flexibility is exactly it!! The pass/fail, red/green of No S is a little too strict for me. It leads to a few chips before dinner=fail=might as well have more & throw in dessert :lol: But I also believe “if you aim at n...
by Jen1974
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

It felt nice to have a weekend without thinking “I can eat whatever I want whenever I want to” that came with IE!! I know most technically do that on No S but for me I never did. I really like the structure of 3 meals a day with a little extra flexibility for sweets or seconds on weekends. I track m...
by Jen1974
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Soprano me too on the if I’m hungry/full or not!! I didn’t like the argument in my head over whether or not I was hungry enough to eat & if I needed more or not LOL :lol:
by Jen1974
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I am just amazed at how much better I feel since shifting back. The funny thing is that everyone who follows IE is always saying “base things on how you feel” but I didn’t really notice I didn’t feel as good until I started taking better care of myself again!! I have so much more energy, am in a bet...
by Jen1974
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Pinkhippie that is the exact same way I feel about No S & Intuitive Eating!! No S feels like just the amount of loose structure & gentle boundaries to make it so I actually eat more intuitively where as when I was following intutive eating I a lot of times I wasn’t eating intuitively at all LOL :) L...
by Jen1974
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 68
Views: 715

Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I left No S for Intuitive Eating. At first my habits of no snacking, seconds, or sweets worked really well with IE & it was fairly easy to transition over. Eventually though old habits started to creep in & turned me into someone who was stuck “not dieting,” eating when I wasn’t hungry & eating past...
by Jen1974
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 105461

I come around to check in but haven't posted much over the last few months. I always wondered what happened when people quit posting though when they would just disappear & I still like coming & lurking & seeing how people are doing. What I got from No S was a great springboard for me to end up at I...
by Jen1974
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Allison's Summer check-in
Replies: 56
Views: 26278

I'm so sorry Allison!!
by Jen1974
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting to freak out
Replies: 27
Views: 16972

I recently have been reading a lot on intuitive eating. One book I came across talked about the difference between naturally thin vs will power thin. I think you can use No S to become either. For me My goal has always been to become naturally thin & proud of the example I am setting for my daughter...
by Jen1974
Wed May 17, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Portions size advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 7300

ironchef wrote:
I rarely read on here when other people list their food, as it usually sounds super healthy and tiny and then I feel like I'm a bit of a piggy!
YES YES YES!! Me too. Although I feel happy that I can eat more. I really like food LOL!!
by Jen1974
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 105461

Oolala, that is the ideal, and I suppose there are those who eventually ease up on S days, but unfortunately, that wasn't me. I started to wonder what is wrong with my brain. It wasn't until I added a small sweet mod after meals that I was able to do the three meal on S-days without a ton of sweets...
by Jen1974
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 105461

A few weeks ago I ate cake that I didn't really even want but felt pressure to eat when we had dinner with friends. It made me full & tired & they stayed for a while after & I just kept grazing on the cake as something to do to keep me awake. I used the excuse "it's an S day, so there's no rules" & ...
by Jen1974
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Seth Godin on habits...
Replies: 2
Views: 3500

Seth Godin on habits...

From Seth Godin's Blog (: Seems to go well with No S. Who are we seeking to become? We get what we invest in. The time we spend comes back, with interest. If you practice five minutes of new, difficult banjo music every day, you'll become a better banjo player. If you spend a little bit more time ea...
by Jen1974
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Allison's Springtime check-in
Replies: 171
Views: 62464

I too have a love hate relationship with calorie counting. For me it created a feeling of one bite of cookie, one forkful of cake, a tiny corner of brownie, a spoonful of ice cream was not enough calories to count & then I would proceed to eat more than intended & end up worse off than if I just sat...
by Jen1974
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Allison's Springtime check-in
Replies: 171
Views: 62464

Do you think that maybe you try to limit yourself too much? Sometimes your posts remind me of how I used to be when I was overly restrictive about what & how much I was eating, always trying to eat less than what was realistic for me & than caving when I couldn't live up to those expectations. These...
by Jen1974
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 4 months in and on a rollercoaster
Replies: 11
Views: 7113

I eat white bread. I just don't like any other bread!! I'm a pretty healthy eater & get fiber from other things, but I'll only eat things I like & I don't like wheat bread LOL!! From what I notice if I eat bread or any other really carb heavy thing, I need to include it with protein & fat or it leav...
by Jen1974
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4196
Views: 1607190

That's hilarous about your husband & driving (: It will make your whole crew appreciate you more!!

I need S days to be big enough too or weekdays definitely become more of a struggle!! I think S days are kind of the fuel for N days (:
by Jen1974
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 105461

I added a little dark chocolate after dinner as well. I think it helps me stop when I know I have that to finish off. I agree it isn't always easy but it's easier than other diets, at least for me. I think that about dark chocolate too!! And it always leaves me feeling finished!! Yes definitely eas...
by Jen1974
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 105461

oolala53 wrote:
Whatever we call it, it's moderation for us and so much better than how life used to be!
Completely agree (:
by Jen1974
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 105461

Thanks Kaali (: It's only in rough draft form so far, but if I end up publishing the site I'll post the link!! Noni, that was me before No S. Out of control weekend days. My brain didn't handle a day off well, always wanting to take advantage of the "off limits" things while it had that chance. Oola...
by Jen1974
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 105461

Thanks Oolala!! I like the suggestion about your nephew. That would be much less obvious than skipping!! The funny thing about when guys eat very little or skip something vs when girls do is how differently i feel like it's viewed. When it's a girl, everyone seems to assume they are trying to lose w...
by Jen1974
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 105461

Thanks for stopping by Izzy (:

I love No S with mods!! It has made it so I can focus on the things that I need the most focus on!!

I don't think food & dieting is a one size fits all sort of thing. We all need to find what motivates us to best selves!!
by Jen1974
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 37346

I'm pretty sure it was Oolala that wrote the basis of this but I have it written where I read everyday & for me it's a good reminder that that when I choose to stick to the habits I'm trying to create that it in the future it won't be as hard to stick to them.... On bad habits: We either strengthen ...
by Jen1974
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 37346

Have you thought of just adding a 4th meal & doing 4 smaller meals instead of 3 larger ones? No S has so many good points & it sounds like the white knuckling could come from too much time between meals?
by Jen1974
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4196
Views: 1607190

Merry & Ironchef you both made my day with what you wrote!! Merry that perfectionism vs. excellence was so much want I needed to hear right now. I've been trying really hard & feeling like I keep coming up short, not so much with No S, but with being a good mom/wife & good at taking care of my house...
by Jen1974
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ruth's "Fail Better" No S Check In
Replies: 4
Views: 4353

Welcome to the best non diet ever (:

I LOVE your "Fail Better" title. That is exactly what my focus has been lately. Failing better!! Not failing isn't realistic, but failing better. That is a perfect goal (:
by Jen1974
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 642044

I actually ended up maintaining a lower weight after kids than before so I didn't feel the changes were permanent for the most part. A few extra stretch marks that faded over time where they aren't that noticeable. You'll get back to where you were (: I had been mostly low fat before having kids but...
by Jen1974
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New and nervous about S days.
Replies: 6
Views: 5765

I think for a lot of people all they can handle is 5 days of rules & it's really important to have 2 days without rules to look forward to each week. For me it wasn't really my week days that were a problem. I had 3 meals & an afternoon snack, didn't eat between those meals or graze during the week ...
by Jen1974
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 642044

I feels awful to no longer be pregnant but still not anywhere near your prepregnant size!! I didn't lose weight ever until my babies were 4 months old. With my first I was worried that I would be unable to lose the baby weight because like you I could usually lose it if I tried, but it didn't matter...
by Jen1974
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 105461

So PMS brought on my first fail in a long time :roll: It had been 29 S or N days, so I'm happy with that. It wasn't an Epic Fail either, but too many cookies & an extra drink that just shouldn't have happened last night. I know most people don't fail S days, but my problem coming in was the S days s...
by Jen1974
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4196
Views: 1607190

So sorry about your dog!! That sounds so hard ): I do the same thing socialy, agreeing to things I feel I "should" do & than wishing I hadn't. Sometimes I take on too much & feel totally drained after, but others I end up having so much fun & am glad I "forced" myself to do it. It seems the differen...
by Jen1974
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 37346

I've had my share of hard days where I feel more hunger & end up failing. Don't give up, just try & see if you can find a pattern. Do some meals leave you feeling hungry sooner? I can't white knuckle anything. For me too much real hunger leads to overeating so I need to make sure I keep myself from ...
by Jen1974
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 105461

Thanks Life (: You have really mastered your mod!! I think No S is the perfect foundation & love reading how different people use it to work for them!! I just was telling Kaali in her thread how show absolutely crushes Vanilla. She is my Vanilla hero (: I'm addicted to reading daily check in threads...
by Jen1974
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 222023

BTW, you are my vanilla No S hero (: I love how well it works for you!! It is my dream in life to find a way to eat where I can't keep weight on LOL (: You have such a great positive attitude & I love how handle fails and you never seem to bring anything other than No S in your plan.
by Jen1974
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 222023

Happy Birthday!! I'm 42 & 40's don't feel much different to me at all (: Being active I think makes a huge difference!! I'm always moving & it sounds like you're the same way (:

I hope you have a great b-day!!!
by Jen1974
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 105461

In between giving up seconds for lent & reverting back to more my old style of No S both N & S days have been going great (: S days were pretty mild this weekend with only bigger dinners & dark chocolate as the S's. Last week my husband was out of town & so most of the nights I traded my glass ceili...
by Jen1974
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating Disorder/looking for a buddy
Replies: 21
Views: 13840

I love what the No S book says about this.... "Punishment and restitution are actually bad and counterproductive. I don’t say this from some kind of mushy “love yourself,” “I’m okay, you’re okay” perspective. On the contrary, I say it because when you punish yourself or try to make amends for having...
by Jen1974
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 105461

So Vanilla didn't end up working for me. My weight was going up even though I felt like I was having to try a lot harder. I tracked my N day meals for a couple days & realized I was lower in calories than when I counted calories. I was skipping the dark chocolate I had been including with my meals w...
by Jen1974
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 171110

Losing a pound this time a year is a HUGE victory!! This is the time of year days are short, it's still cold & so many people put on weight (: Way to go!!!
by Jen1974
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's Daily NoS Thoughts (:
Replies: 193
Views: 105461

No seconds on dessert is a huge No S victory!! I'm pretty good most of the time, but it's definitely a hard one to say no to sometimes & when I give in I'm never that happy about it later :wink: