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by LadyEngineer
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday were Green . Exercise has been nil. DH and I are fighting the crud. We will see how tonight goes. It's supposed to be snowing/icy conditions late tonight in Metro Atlanta. Screams for comfort food by the fire while worrying about DD driving home late from part time jo...
by LadyEngineer
Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Time to stick with Resolutions

Slipped off the No S Wagon pretty badly for the past 2 months. I have snacked, had seconds and had sugar! Yep, clothes are a little tighter now. Day One of Return to No S. So far so good: oatmeal and coffee for breakfast, baked potato with cheese, butter and veggies for lunch and walked 2 miles at l...
by LadyEngineer
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Too many sweets in October

Time to try to get it back together on the No S life style. The good news: I really haven't gained any of the weight I lost back. The bad news: After a month of nibbling on sweets and rushing here and there with a home improvement project and busy (and lovely) weekends with friends, my meals, exerci...
by LadyEngineer
Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Yikes! Going like a yo-yo over here on the scale thing! Up and down 3.5 lbs in a week! Decent week last week even though I had some RED s. I was able to walk most days and got a couple of runs in. Then Sunday night hit! Had ribs for past two days - must be a ton of salt in those things. Also didn't ...
by LadyEngineer
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Thanks, RAWCOOKIE! Camping was great, except for the ANTS!!! We are in a bit of a drought here in GA, and the ants were crazy. Got all in our camper. Otherwise, had a great time. Ate a little too much, drank a little too much around the fire with friends, but had a pleasant get away. Trying really h...
by LadyEngineer
Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Well, not too many green days this month! BUT, let's review what trying to stick to No S meant to me, even though I was falling off the wagon, so to speak: A RED day wasn't really terrible - I either had a cookie or a tiny piece of cake. OK, still a RED day, but I have been sticking to three meals, ...
by LadyEngineer
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1106
Views: 503065

Oooh - I'll bet your Apricot Bread will be great!

Enjoy your hard earned "S" day.

Regards,

Lady Engineer
by LadyEngineer
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check in This_is_it
Replies: 81
Views: 37136

Hello This_is_it, Wow, I am being hit with cravings, too! I've been on No S for about 11~12 weeks now, and I am definitely in a "craving" phase! I even confessed earlier this week that I am calling it a Red week, by having one of my mother in law's chocolate chip cookies and a cup of coffee in the a...
by LadyEngineer
Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Lots of red and yellow past few days. Have left over chocolate chip cookies from Mother in law. Having a rough week. Red mod for this week - one chocolate chip cookie snack at work in the afternoon with coffee. I just need to go my German "Kaffee und Kuchen" (is that spelled right?) roots for a coup...
by LadyEngineer
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Wednesday - pale GREEN. Urban Ranger at lunch (it was hot), and in evening before dinner with a friend. I "cheated" - had my fruit early because I ate WAY to little at lunch, and then was starving before the walk, so had a salad with a bit of dressing. Since I held back and didn't eat trail mix, cra...
by LadyEngineer
Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Monday: RED , had a second piece of home made bread at dinner (so yummy!). It was worth it. :twisted: Tuesday: Pale GREEN . Sticking to the mod of having a bit of fruit in evening before late dinners just to tide me over so I don't go overboard at dinner. Walked Monday, Ran Tuesday, didn't run this ...
by LadyEngineer
Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 170457

Hello Merry! I have been freezing cakes for years: home made cheesecake, chocolate cakes, pound cakes, etc. I have been freezing more lately - any significant left overs go into the freezer Sunday night to be enjoyed next weekend... I love the 1.5 lb fluctuations. Have a great birthday this month!
by LadyEngineer
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Hi Merry,

I agree, slower seems to be better. Thanks for the encouragement!

Happy Monday!
by LadyEngineer
Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ekat learns to be an adult
Replies: 31
Views: 15948

Hello Ekat, Sounds like you are very physical - extremely long runs, long bike rides, etc. (I envy you! I haven't seen much longer than a 3.5 mile long run in a LONG TIME :)). I see your goal is to loose a couple of pounds and get eating in order. I think you need to be kind to yourself! You sound l...
by LadyEngineer
Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Thanks, Kaalii! I AM doing great on No S! I really just can't believe after trying so many different other plans, and how hard they were, that No S just seems to work for me. I was actually very nervous about posting the weight loss numbers, because I am afraid I'll mess up and gain weight back........
by LadyEngineer
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

It's been a mixed week! One RED on Tuesday because we ate so late and I had seconds! (But it was a "healthy" meal). Moved DD to college yesterday. Super mixed emotions on that one, and meals were all over the place, but somehow I tried to stick to the No S plan, and I probably felt better for it. Go...
by LadyEngineer
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: E-lyn's Check-In Journal
Replies: 180
Views: 72588

Merry, I admire your ability to leave some of that pizza behind! I can do that at home sometimes when I feel more relaxed around food. My big challenge is restaurant eating. I really want to finish my whole plate of food! I've tried getting a to-go box and immediately boxing up some of my plate. Bu...
by LadyEngineer
Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 170457

Merry, I am beginning to have the "limits" kick in, too. Last night I overfilled my plate (with pretty healthy choices, just a lot of them). I actually was pretty full, and wound up not finishing some of the rice and veggies and just realizing that I needed to stop eating! Glad you are feeling like ...
by LadyEngineer
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Thank you, Merry! And the cookie was GREAT!!! One of the massive chocolate chip ones, which I had as a snack with coffee in the afternoon. So that "RED" broke two rules - sweet and snack! ;) Thursday was a GREEN, but no run and no run today. My sleeping pattern is way off kilter this week, and again...
by LadyEngineer
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Oh boy, Team! It's looking a little hard this week after all... DS worked until almost 11 PM last night! That wasn't supposed to happen. And DD didn't get home until after 7 pm from work, so we sat down to eat dinner after 8 pm. I was rather happy with my "mod" of having a "snack" of left over break...
by LadyEngineer
Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Friday was a GREEN . Had a great No "SSSSaturday". Family party, then out to dinner and drinks with friends. Munched all afternoon, and I tried really tried to stick with fresh veggies and buffalo and veggie dip, but I still over did it :) Went over "2 Glass" limit, since we were basically partying ...
by LadyEngineer
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Knitapeace's Daily Check-In
Replies: 94
Views: 36573

Sounds like you did an awesome job of moderation while on a "S" day, with so many tempting goodies on the cruise. Why beat yourself up over a bowl of ice cream at night? Sometimes, I think we would be more successful if we dieted like men - screw up on something and then move on and quit worrying ab...
by LadyEngineer
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Knitapeace's Daily Check-In
Replies: 94
Views: 36573

Hello Knitapeace,

Hmmm... I might be tempted to call your Husband's "networking cruise" an S day. I assume this is for work? It's important....

Best of luck!
by LadyEngineer
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Hello Ekat! We made it out this morning (Thursday). A wall of humidity! I'm not a fast runner, but I sure sweated off 2 lbs this morning! Yesterday was GREEN with a mod - I had the fruit I packed for breakfast as a "snack" at 6 pm while we were waiting for the kids to finish up meetings, etc. We did...
by LadyEngineer
Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Hi LifeisaBlessing, Thank you for the welcome! Yep, things are in constant state of Flux in my house with an 18, 16 and 13 year old. I am pushing down all those emotions - just letting them leak out at traffic lights and other inconvenient times/places on way to work!!! No S has been the best thing ...
by LadyEngineer
Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Friday was a GREEN . Tried not to overdo it this weekend. A LOT of running around: cleaning house, back to school shopping with rising 8th grader, "college" shopping for daughter, etc..... Monday was pale GREEN . We didn't eat dinner until after 8 pm - first day of school here, Older Daughter workin...
by LadyEngineer
Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Thursday was a GREEN. Though I had "seconds" of salad, since I did not have cooked veggies to go as a side with the main dish.

We finally got a run in this morning in hot, muggy GA. I already feel good about sticking to the rules this Friday!
by LadyEngineer
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Rough week "No S" wise as in a couple of REDs !! I finally broke down and had a half of muffin that my boss brought yesterday as a snack. And I've only ran/exercised once this week. I was just starving and exhausted by the time we had dinner Wednesday. Due to normal sibling/kid drama, we ate later a...
by LadyEngineer
Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Knitapeace's Daily Check-In
Replies: 94
Views: 36573

Hello Cindy, I've had a couple of those "weird moments", too. And they like to hit me after work when I have to go grocery shopping because I have three Vikings at home (a.k.a. "teenagers") and weekends are woefully short. I think it is wonderful! Not only have we built the habit of just getting use...
by LadyEngineer
Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Thank you for the encouragement, Merry! Monday turned out to be a RED ! The healthier rice pilaf side I planned was replaced at the last minute by home made mac and cheese. The boys forgot to help with dinner, I came home late from grocery shopping and my daughter was having a pretty rough night and...
by LadyEngineer
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Camping was fun, but HOT!!!! Thought about maybe running or walking, but wound up just hanging out in the lake.... No S wise - I think I was pretty good considering the abundance of my friends' chips, cookies, snacks, etc. And with little sleep and trying to keep 4 teenagers happy, I may have had on...
by LadyEngineer
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Well, today was a RED :P I was invited to a celebratory lunch/monthly meeting by one of the groups I support at work. I stayed away from the cookies, I stayed away from the cookies until a co-worker insisted. Since I was the only lady in the room (a typical day for me in my profession....), I kind o...
by LadyEngineer
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Monday was a SUCCESS . Hectic but fun weekend. Stuck with No S type of eating Sat and Sun with desserts/chips/etc. because of going out to dinner at friends, shopping all day at IKEA on Sunday for college prep for oldest child (daughter). Exercise not doing so well this week - hot, muggy and we've b...
by LadyEngineer
Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

Hello RawCookie!

Yes, my son's quote is great. Funny, but so true.

I am an engineer ;)

Happy S Day!
by LadyEngineer
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 6 Weeks As of July 21
Replies: 37
Views: 20209

6 Weeks As of July 21

Hello! You won't hear much from me, too busy for a "daily check in", but it has been great to read about other member's triumphs and challenges. Like "knitapeace", I am a working mom (of a certain age) with teenagers. My weight is actually OK, but it is has been steadily increasing over the past 4 y...