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by Jen1974
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385575

Re: automated eating tracker

Very smart to be aware of it Auto!! I’ve noticed that a lot of people in their 40s seem to become bitter. I’ve caught myself dwelling on things that make me unhappy & have started asking myself what younger Jen would do because from what I’ve seen younger people seem to get less annoyed, irritated, ...
by Jen1974
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

That’s awesome Linda!! It’s going on my reading list!! This week has been busy, but in a good way. I’ve gotten into a good rhythm where I’m organized enough to handle a busy week. I had a night where I didn’t get good sleep & could tell I was really struggling not to eat the next day after lunch eve...
by Jen1974
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385575

Re: automated eating tracker

I totally hear you on the different kids needing different things. My daughter is like a different person after spending 2 days at school this week which my son is completely fine being home & ends up with acne flare ups from wearing a mask all day. I love that you do what’s best for each of them!! ...
by Jen1974
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4400
Views: 1910176

Re: Linda's daily check-in

That’s exciting that you have a plan for your oldest!! It was really hard to send mine off this year, but I can tell really good for him!!
by Jen1974
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112601

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I sometimes wonder about sugar being addictive too!!! I think for me it’s habit forming, where I can quickly develop a habit of including it!! I think it’s healthy how you are, allowing yourself to rest! I really think this world has gotten to a an unhealthy level of putting productivity above all e...
by Jen1974
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Keep it Simple at 50
Replies: 58
Views: 3696

Re: April's Keep it Simple at 50

Me too on bad sleep= Struggle to eat moderately!! I take GNC melatonin when I can’t sleep in the middle of the night & GNC time release when I do something where I know I may have trouble sleeping (more than one cup of coffee a night with extra drinks). The GNC melatonin takes a little bit to set in...
by Jen1974
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Auto: It’s worth finding a way to watch it in my option :lol: Linda: Are the books good, even after the show where you know what will happen? I love reading & was also tempted to read, but wondered if it wouldn’t keep my interest since I already know the outcome!! I’ll hopefully be back later to act...
by Jen1974
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

That’s so true Linda!! Normal sex scenes ore always so proper, Bridgerton ones show a whole other level of passion!! My brother’s family stayed late & we had Margs so my sleep was not great!! Being tired today means I feel like eating but I’m not hungry. It’s pretty easy to recognize this fake hunge...
by Jen1974
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Linda: Thats so true about next years birthdays! After COVID I think we’ll all end up appreciating things so much more!! I ended making him a pie last night (: He’s been wanting one & I’ve never made one before. It was actually really fun!! Pink: Me too on the obsessing part! And on thinking it can ...
by Jen1974
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385575

Re: automated eating tracker

I’m glad Flowerpup is doing better!! I missed seeing your posts while you were gone, it’s good to have you back :D
by Jen1974
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4400
Views: 1910176

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Being a parent is hard!! My kids rooms tend to be messy, I’ll bug them from time to time, but ultimately feel like it’s up to them what they want their surroundings to be like. I do tell them often how much better I feel in a clean environment & they talk about how good it feels when they actually t...
by Jen1974
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Yesterday was my son’s b-day & we went to dinner. Restaurants are at 25% capacity, but it was a Wednesday so I thought we’d be fine getting in, but I was wrong. It was an hour wait at the restaurant he wanted to go to & we were already starved. We found another place & were all hangry by the time we...
by Jen1974
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Linda, I totally agree!! And me too on the perfect eating or not trying at all! It’s hard to find the sweet spot, but am really thinking balance for me is going to be accepting a mix of both great & not so great days without all the drama! Pink: I always love reading your insights too!! 100% yes on ...
by Jen1974
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112601

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Pink: I loved your post about the emotional eating!! That was so me over Christmas, eating in a way I hadn’t in a while!! I’ve really come to accept that there are times when I just don’t have it in me to use better coping mechanisms. When my tank is just drained & I need time to let it recover. Sou...
by Jen1974
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I’ve done the dark chocolate thing too Pink! And sometimes I go through phases where I don’t do anything at all. I’m never totally sure what is best & seem to keep changing my mind about it :lol: Yesterday I had extra & was really happy about it!! I’ve been reading my old posts & can see how eventua...
by Jen1974
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

My weekends have felt much better since I started walking for 20 minutes late in the day. Right as that time of day hits where I start feeling tempted to look for a snack, I’ve chosen to walk first & it seems to energize me enough that I’m no longer interested in what’s in the pantry!! My month wher...
by Jen1974
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

The cabin with just my husband has been nice!! It feels good to not feel any guilt. Mom guilt is hard!! I’ve always wanted to be a good mom & am constantly reminding myself how quickly it goes & to enjoy it. It’s a lot of pressure & feels nice to have to a break from being the mom for a day :lol: La...
by Jen1974
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4400
Views: 1910176

Re: Linda's daily check-in

My whole crew will get hangry if we don’t eat!! We’ve made the mistake not getting breakfast soon enough on vacation one too many times where we’re all yelling at each other for nothing :lol:

Have a great time with your husband in Sedona :D
by Jen1974
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385575

Re: automated eating tracker

Have a fun visit with your parents!! I always come back from time away from my family feeling like a better version of me :D I hope you get to see your brother!! That would be really hard to be married to someone so controlling!!
by Jen1974
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Pink-it is so hard!! I think when this is over it’s going to feel weird to go back to normal!! I love having my crew around but feel like it will be good for all of us to not have everyone home so much :lol: This week has been a whirlwind. We got home on Monday, cleaned up Christmas, did returns, tr...
by Jen1974
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4400
Views: 1910176

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Good luck with your challenge Linda!! Sounds like a fun way to motivate (:

Have fun in Sedona with Doc!! I love trips with just me & my husband!!
by Jen1974
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels better in a clean house :D I can tell it makes such a difference in how I feel but teenagers sure make it hard, especially with all of us home 100% of the time. The kitchen seems the hardest!! We all eat at different times for breakfast & lunch & teenager vers...
by Jen1974
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385575

Re: automated eating tracker

Me too on argumentative teenagers!! I learned to quit engaging most of the time, especially with the meaningless things. “I could see that” or “you might be right” kept my house a lot more peaceful :lol: And my kids too on bad moods lead to hurtful comments to me or other family members. I’m pretty ...
by Jen1974
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112601

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Good to see you back Pink :D I too did better than I had done in the past over Christmas break but still was really ready for lighter & healthier foods after!!
by Jen1974
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Haley's daily check in
Replies: 42
Views: 2431

Re: Haley's daily check in

Congrats on your 4th!! How exciting :D :D
by Jen1974
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385575

Re: automated eating tracker

I’m glad you figured out how to feel better!! Walking is the best way to improve mood in my opinion!! Ideally outdoors, but even a quick 20 minutes on a treadmill can help me turn around a downward spiral!!
by Jen1974
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Me too on the couple extra pounds Kittson!! Oh how I wish I was one of those who lost their appetite & couldn’t eat when they were stressed :lol:
by Jen1974
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385575

Re: automated eating tracker

I need alone time & then feel like the worlds worst mom for needing it. It’s awful when I’m trying to work or eat breakfast/lunch & my kids want to “hang out” :lol: I hope you get your videos done!!
by Jen1974
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I didn’t do as well during Christmas as I would have liked. I have really noticed lately that when my “deck is stacked” I eat better. My deck is stacked when I’m busy but have time to keep my house clean, shower, keep up with work, take good care of my family, get enough alone time, and good sleep. ...
by Jen1974
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Auto: you are so right!! I think that is the secret of sustainably, yet so hard to find the right level where it isn’t too strict or too loose!! Pink & Linda: it sounds like you both have amazing systems!! I always love the look of bullet journals!! I think I like being busy, maybe that’s why I alwa...
by Jen1974
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385575

Re: automated eating tracker

Nice job getting the videos done!! You are giving your Will power a run for it :lol:
by Jen1974
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112601

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Have fun making cookies :D We’re doing the same thing today!!
by Jen1974
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385575

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto: I’m sure you’ll get it figured out soon!! From what I see the norm is “hard with food” for people out there through this!! I think the state of the world effects us more than we even know!!
by Jen1974
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Soprano
Replies: 264
Views: 106378

Re: Soprano

Sounds like you are in a really great place Soprano!! I always love reading the success stories people have here!!
by Jen1974
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kittson's Check In
Replies: 121
Views: 58978

Re: Kittson's Check In

Welcome back Kittson!! These boards & No S I think is the best place to be!!
by Jen1974
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4400
Views: 1910176

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Your Hanukkah sounds amazing!! I’m glad the visit with your mom is going well!!
by Jen1974
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

This past week has been crazy busy for me but I created a system that made me feel so much less overwhelmed. Sometimes when there is too much to I don’t even know where to start. And when there is less to do, I can procrastinate things that need to be done leaving me feeling guilty & stressed. Last ...
by Jen1974
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Maggie Mae's daily check in
Replies: 316
Views: 172092

Re: Maggie Mae's daily check in!

Me too!! I was happy to see your thread today (: I hope you find what works for you!! It feels awful to struggle with food but it’s not your fault!! I swear it’s a mix of diet mentality where restriction leads to rebellion & foods that are engineered to mess with our hunger/fullness cues & are easy ...
by Jen1974
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Maggie Mae's daily check in
Replies: 316
Views: 172092

Re: Maggie Mae's daily check in

Maggie, I’m so sorry that you are struggling!! Calorie counting was terrible for me. And this diet mentality belief that carbs were the enemy. I’m someone who does best on a pretty high carb diet with fat & fiber to give it staying power. When I tried to limit carbs it never worked. I by no means ha...
by Jen1974
Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I’m catching up a little but still feel like it’s an uphill battle!! We go to the cabin this weekend which makes this week busy but also is amazing because it’s forces us to slow down, watch Christmas movies, play games, and actually enjoy the season!! It’s funny how different the picture of what Ch...
by Jen1974
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385575

Re: automated eating tracker

The news has ruined my parents! They used to be such fun, positive people to be around & now they are just bitter & angry. Dinners out with them can be awful when they are on one of their news rants ): it’s made me sad to watch & kind of fear the news because of it!!
by Jen1974
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112601

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Congrats on finishing your internship Pink!! It must feel amazing to get to Christmas Break this year :D
by Jen1974
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4400
Views: 1910176

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Happy Hanukkah!!
by Jen1974
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: I'm back after a lo-o-o-ng time
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: I'm back after a lo-o-o-ng time

Congrats on a good first week back :D
by Jen1974
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Soprano
Replies: 264
Views: 106378

Re: Soprano

I always feel more anxiety in December. The stress of the holidays combined with it getting dark so early seems to leave me feeling more anxious!! I hope it passes quickly for you!!
by Jen1974
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385575

Re: automated eating tracker

The response to COVID has made me a little sad too!! I wonder if when we look back on how it was handled we will see mistakes where made. Yes, we are saving lives of at-risk people, but we’ve hurt the lives of others in the process, including the at-risk people (mental health,unemploment, isolating ...
by Jen1974
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Keep it Simple at 50
Replies: 58
Views: 3696

Re: April's Keep it Simple at 50

I’m glad you & hour husband are on the “good” side of having COVID :D Kind of nice to be immune to it for a while and have it behind you!!
by Jen1974
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I’m starting to dig out but this time of year is HARD!! I can tell me & my husband are both irritable & it kind of sucks the fun out of it all :lol: As per usual I got hungrier again late in the week which felt nice & at the same time makes it harder to feel as in control with eating. It’s “that tim...
by Jen1974
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Me & my husband had to head to our cabin right after we got back from our trip which felt rushed but was actually really awesome after so much family time!! I love our “weekends” just us two & feel lucky I’m married to someone I still have so much fun with!! I’m so happy with where I am food wise! Y...
by Jen1974
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Yesterday was the LONGEST travel day which normally is just more than I can take & I start to snack just for something to make time pass, or I’ll go overboard at meals to make it feel more fun. It always feels terrible :lol:. I did none of those things yesterday though!! I’m not overly hungry after ...
by Jen1974
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Auto: Me too on the beach being good for my soul!! I just feel more like a better version me when I’m there!! Linda: That’s exactly it! Doing what feels right from the different approaches I think is where we’d all be best off. Just because one style works for someone does not mean it works for some...
by Jen1974
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385575

Re: automated eating tracker

I loved the story of how your training you dog! That’s such a great way to improve her reaction to strangers!!

Sorry to hear about your FIL :cry:
by Jen1974
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 837
Views: 279867

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Octiva, me too on taking a little from a lot of different ways of eating to create a “plan” that feels good to me :D Sounds like you have hit a nice groove!! It’s good to “see” you here :D
by Jen1974
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Our trip has been fun but maybe a little a little too long. I’m feeling homesick & missing routine!! Few days ago I became officially over basing my food choices only on what I wanted! We had a travel day where I ate in a way that felt AWFUL and it made me realize that it’s more than just restrictio...
by Jen1974
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Grazing is probably the one thing I hate more than anything!! It’s never that enjoyable & doesn’t even usually seem to be about the food. Yesterday & today have both been great!! We’ve been busy & I’ve gotten plenty of exercise & that seems to help!! After my travel day that I wasn’t happy with I th...
by Jen1974
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Auto- We try not to drive it in the snow!! We re-route or wait to avoid it if necessary!! We’re heading out for a hike in just a bit. The top of the hike has chains & isn’t recommended for those with a fear of heights so I’ll most likely skip that part :lol: Yesterday was a drive day with no exercis...
by Jen1974
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112601

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

That’s my goal too Pink!! To get to a point where I have a little less at meals & am hungrier because I LOVE being hungry at meals. I just have never figured out how to get there without ending up feeling restricted :lol: It just seems like the perfect balance, hungry for meals, enjoy the meal & mov...
by Jen1974
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385575

Re: automated eating tracker

OMG teenagers can be a challenge :lol: The good thing about the moodiness of a teenager is that if you can wait out the storm, it always passes. Usually sooner if I ignore the storm instead of resisting it :lol: And forcing them to do the things that are good for their soul is really hard, but teach...
by Jen1974
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4400
Views: 1910176

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Sedona sounds amazing!! I hope your crew has so much fun!!!!
by Jen1974
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128969

Re: Alene's Check-in

Alene: I love reading about your new house & “watching” you turn it into your home! It sounds so amazing. I’ve noticed lately too connecting with the younger me makes me feel more like myself! It sounds like things are going so great for you!!
by Jen1974
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Pink: Me too on should embrace a better way of eating for health!! Especially as I get older & know I want to feel better than my parents do who don’t seem to take very good care of themselves at all! Linda: I think “fries & chocolate” with the healthy stuff is the only way to live :lol: Enjoying fo...
by Jen1974
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Auto: I totally agree!! I really think No S is the best foundation for everything!! Even if it’s not 3 meals a day because I think some do better with more, smaller meals, but to start with a number of meals, avoiding the non hunger snacking that can happen between meals without any structure, and t...
by Jen1974
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4400
Views: 1910176

Re: Linda's daily check-in

That lack of structure is what ended up being my downfall with IE too!! Too much arguing with myself over if I was hungry enough to eat or not & if so what to have that lead to decision fatigue. That’s where it feels most “intuitive” to me to have a rhythm to my days with 3 meals & a loose plan of w...
by Jen1974
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112601

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I’m glad you & your husband got on the same team :D I’ve found t’s almost impossible to totally trust my parenting if my husband isn’t on board too!! Me too with not enough “firsts”. I really have to challenge the believe that says less is better because I think that in the long run I eat more overa...
by Jen1974
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

This week has been a great leaning experience!! I’m pretty happy with it all so far. I had one day where I my eating veered too close to “not dieting” & felt crappy. I woke up the next day & wasn’t craving a bagel so I made a healthier breakfast & realized I really don’t know how to include healthie...
by Jen1974
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385575

Re: automated eating tracker

I love what you are doing for your kids!! It is really hard to watch my kids struggle though this. I feel they will come out stronger on the other side and better able to cope with hard things, but it all seems incredibly unhealthy. Too much time spent on screens, but not really much else that can b...
by Jen1974
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 837
Views: 279867

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Me too on being around the same weight. I always feel I bounce between the lower & upper end of my set point weight depending on what I’m doing, yet I do typically feel better at the lower end but only because I’m typically not pushing the limits of full, so I don't end up feeling lethargic from ove...
by Jen1974
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Auto: I so love this board!! I feel like we’d all be friends IRL if we lived by each other!! I love how we all support even each others non food stuff :D Thanks Soprano!! It is really freeing!! It’s crazy how good it feels to just take a break from nutrition rules & eat what I want!! Pink: I always ...
by Jen1974
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112601

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I had to quit worrying & let my now college son go though some rough school patches where he’d procrastinate to the point of being in over his head with missing assignments & grades WAY lower than what he was capable of. I kind of let him know, it’s his future & I’d help if he specifically needed it...
by Jen1974
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385575

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto: I’m glad you had a nice time!! My parents are the same way!! And my dad says that when you really look at the numbers that even if one/both of them did get chances are they’d be just fine. I feel like it’s keeping them a lot happier with that attitude than living in fear :D
by Jen1974
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 547
Views: 128969

Re: Alene's Check-in

I sometimes feel I deserve to be “done” in the evenings too, but feel so much better when I accomplish a few things!!

I hope you get your project wrapped up. I’ve really wanted to simplify & get rid of things too but always manage to put it off!!
by Jen1974
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I’m really enjoying where I am at. There’s temptation to give into “shoulds” but I’m doing a good job realizing that hasn’t served me so far & that a focus on health has kept me stuck in a “on plan”/“off plan” cycle that I’m really sick of! I’m definitely sticking with my 3 meal a day rhythm, that’s...
by Jen1974
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112601

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I love reading how you handled that!! Dieting teaches us the total wrong way to respond to extra hunger, you did such a great job of responding to it!! You do a great job responding to the desire to eat when you aren’t hungry. That’s where I can struggle, moving past that urge without eating!! Glad ...
by Jen1974
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4400
Views: 1910176

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I’m loving hearing about where you are at!!

The Body Love Society sounds great!! Me too on IE was either a focus on hunger/fullness/gentle nutrition & felt like “gentle dieting” or only a focus on only what I wanted and felt like anarchy.
by Jen1974
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I am loving life without “gentle nutrition” :lol: I really must have needed a break because eating whatever I want with the 3 meal structure has left me feeling done in a way my balanced meals weren’t. I’m working on habituating these apple cinnamon bagels with cream cheese. I normally can’t get eno...
by Jen1974
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385575

Re: automated eating tracker

Have fun with your parents auto!! I feel like it’s almost “healthier” for our parents to get to see us & our kids than it is to hide from COVID, at least mentally!! The dr who we talked to after our son had it said you are much less likely to spread it with no symptoms so that makes me feel better a...
by Jen1974
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

This week has been different for me than how I normally come home from a trip. I have refused to do anything that resembles “diet starts Monday”. I didn’t like how the trip felt. There was lots of thoughts of “I hardly ever ____________” that I used as a free pass for a break & I realized I’m just t...
by Jen1974
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Thanks Pink & Soprano :D

Pink you’re so right about them running in the background!! I’m starting to realize they hurt me a lot more than they help :(

Auto, I think my core is the 3 meal rhythm!! It’s what I always come back to :lol:
by Jen1974
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4400
Views: 1910176

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I’ve been listening to IE stuff again too. I’m trying to learn from what went wrong when I did & see if I can incorporate some of what went right into my life!

Congrats on the 100 day AF & enjoy your wine tonight :D
by Jen1974
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112601

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Glad your toe is feeling better!! I bet your body is just rebounding from the low carb/not hungry days & needs a few days to recover (: It’s easier said than done but try & enjoy it, food tastes so amazing when you are hungry and I’ve noticed when I have days like that, embracing it actually has bet...
by Jen1974
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s2fiewe4x4ma1tv/IMG_7331.jpg?raw=1 Hopefully I did that right& you all can see the bridesmaid dress. I’m so happy I ordered a size up!! I would be miserable right now if I felt It was mandatory to lose weight in order to breathe that night :lol: Octavia: That is my experie...
by Jen1974
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112601

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I hope your toe is feeling better & that your family is taking good care of you :D
by Jen1974
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 837
Views: 279867

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I love reading about your realizations!! I think a lot of us are there. We all just want to eat in a way that feels good but have a really hard time doing that without getting too restrictive where it backfires & we find ourselves overdoing it. It’s crazy how hard it is to be the type of person who ...
by Jen1974
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

We’ve been having a good time visiting my parents. Their “farm” is in a small town in South Dakota. My husband & dad fish & my kids all have school & my mom is obsessed with Fox News so I’ve worked quite a bit. I live in the gray & don’t enjoy CNN or Fox & don’t enjoy discussing politics with anyone...
by Jen1974
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Thanks Auto!! I really love our motorhome adventures!! It’s made COVID something where we’ve created some pretty awesome memories!!
by Jen1974
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112601

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I hope you don’t lose the toenail pink!! I ripped off my big toenail in Highschool & my daughter did the same thing a few months ago!! It wasn’t as bad in reality as the thought of it is :lol: But hopefully you don’t have to find out!! April it’s funny you had it happen too!! Who knew losing a toena...
by Jen1974
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

We left yesterday to take a RV trip to visit my parents in South Dakota so this week has been a bit busy. We’ve had Chipotle, Chick-Fil-A, and Pizza Hut for dinner over that last few nights which is awesome that it can all fit into my version of No S with no stress or anxiety!! I’ve even eaten it in...
by Jen1974
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Thanks Pink & Alene :D

It’s crazy to me how many people feel the same about Intuitive Eating!! After spending time in that circle feeling guilt for struggling, like I was too caught up in diet mentality, it’s nice to hear from others that they had the same struggles!!
by Jen1974
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385575

Re: automated eating tracker

Your Halloween sounds amazing!! I miss the days of walking the neighborhood with my kids!! And you are so right about sleep/stress & for me boredom messing with our eating!! And also right about trusting our natural appetites. I think that’s when we struggle, when we try to change who we are at our ...
by Jen1974
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112601

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Love S-ing out too!! That’s the perfect way to describe it!! Hope your back is feeling better!!
by Jen1974
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Auto: I hadn’t listened/read that yet so I did yesterday. It was really interesting!! I think I look at both voices as more helpful than destructive but they are really destructive too. Especially when given full authority :lol:
by Jen1974
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I’m being so much more mindful with my relationship with food which seems to be helping. I’m not aiming for perfect & when I make choices that don’t feel right I’m learning from them by writing 1. What went wrong 2. Why it went wrong 3. What I can do it the future to make choices that feel better (a...
by Jen1974
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Auto: me too!! I think that’s why me & my husband are ready to move back to our college town!! We had so much there :lol:

Pink: Thats so cool you still have friends from middle school!! I have high school friends but no middle school relationships lasted!!
by Jen1974
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385575

Re: automated eating tracker

I tried a similar experiment too that did not work!! I don’t wake up super hungry & decided to try having only frozen blueberries which I really like but didn’t really feel like a meal. Physically I’d be satisfied but found that it left me mentally unsatisfied & feeling short changed which lead to w...
by Jen1974
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112601

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I hope your back feels better soon!! I love how good your attitude is about it all :D
by Jen1974
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Using “how foods make you feel” to make better choices never worked well for me because I can eat almost anything & never feel that bad as long as I don’t get too full. Something I’ve noticed lately though is that when I make my meals a little more nourishing I feel better!! I have more energy, am m...
by Jen1974
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I do think dieting creates a “clean your plate” attitude! My version of No S is really loose where a I always can have something if I really want it without breaking any “rules” but the hard part for me is that I know most of the time I don’t actually want the treats, so when I do, I feel I need to ...
by Jen1974
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 617
Views: 112601

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Pretty impressive family hike!! I love when my kids enjoy hikes but it doesn’t happen every time!! I feel like we always feel better after we go but there can be some complaints before & during :lol:
by Jen1974
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3537
Views: 1385575

Re: automated eating tracker

I love how you’re waiting for hunger!! I’ve noticed myself when I’m on the higher end of my set point weight that I feel less hunger. I like “watching” your experiments & seeing how they turn out. I think that’s what I like the most about these boards, seeing everyone’s trial & error :D
by Jen1974
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 308
Views: 20998

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

That is awesome auto!! I would love to get better at that!! I really struggle with the “clean your plate” mentality where it’s hard for me not to finish what I have!!