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by jenji
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

Zumba and yoga sound fun! I joined a gym because when the weather's bad, I started slacking off on exercising. Nothing's better for me than a little running when the weather's great outside, though! I had an aha! moment when reading your reply. We both agree that we love exercise because it's good ...
by jenji
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

I really worked the S day yesterday, with a bowl of buttered popcorn during a Dr. Who marathon with the kid, plus a walk to the local ice cream parlor for a cone of the flavor of the month: strawberry rhubarb. I decided to make the popcorn my dinner, since we ate it about 6:45 pm, so there was no po...
by jenji
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sharon's daily check-in
Replies: 316
Views: 42287

Good luck with your procedure!!
by jenji
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

Hi Jen! I've been lurking on your thread ever since I saw this I used to tell people that I was researching to write a how-to guide, "How to stay slightly fat despite exercise". and wanted to say hi :) I could write a companion book "How to not lose an ounce despite daily exercise". I did two "60-d...
by jenji
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

172 today. Yesterday - how to mark? I had two drinks out, cocktails, not terribly sweet, but more than I'd planned. I did not eat food outside of meals. I know in the original system, R allowed himself 2 alcoholic drinks a day, but for me, one drink is more my limit. Anything more is both too many c...
by jenji
Thu May 31, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

I have had green days since Monday. I am pre-planning my dinner tonight because I'm going to a hipster taco place with a group, and I don't want to be waylaid. I was going to get one glass of wine, but I see that they have a few non-sweet cocktails, so I might get one of them. The Red Wedding sounds...
by jenji
Tue May 29, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

I failed with panache yesterday. I decided to bake a pumpkin pie, and then I had friends over to eat it. It was worth it but not a planned NWS day. Oh well.

Today - on track thus far.
by jenji
Sat May 26, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

172.5 this morning

I did yoga yesterday, which felt challenging and good for me. My hips are so tight. I think I’ll go out for a run. It’s so nice out.
by jenji
Mon May 21, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

I've started trying to use the HabitCal on here. I am unable to reconstruct April in full, but I have a record of the other months. It is nice to be able to see it all in one place. When I was losing weight, I did not have perfect compliance, but it was much better. I had 4-5 red days in Oct, Nov, D...
by jenji
Fri May 18, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello Allison!
Replies: 230
Views: 49043

Watching hummingbirds, making art, and listening to an Audible book sounds like a great day. I'm sorry that you are feeling the what-if moments right now. Let yourself feel it, then say goodbye to the feeling and wish it well if you can.
by jenji
Wed May 16, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

Something nice I've noticed is that I am no longer hungry outside of mealtimes, except when I have a late dinner. I may slip up and eat, but I am not hungry. I think I have my appetite in a more reasonable expectation place. Speaking of gluttony and expectations, I also have noticed that I have a te...
by jenji
Wed May 16, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

Merrygoround wrote:Good luck with the relay.
Thank you! It was fun.

Thursday was green.
Friday was yellow (S day).
Monday - green.
Tuesday - green.
Wednesday - so far, green. :)
by jenji
Wed May 09, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

174 today. Yesterday was red because I ate some of my daughter's leftover rice and peas instead of just putting it away or composting them. Other than that, I did not cheat.

Friday will be an S-day. I am participating in an overnight relay, and I don't want to worry about when or what I eat.
by jenji
Tue May 08, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

Hi Jenji, congratulations on reducing the amount of unplanned eating you are doing from days to events, as well as the weight loss. May I respectfully suggest that if you are still having weekly unplanned eating events on N days you don't restrict further at the moment. It is tempting when weight l...
by jenji
Mon May 07, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

I fell off the wagon with checking in, but not with the habits. I got to a place where I stopped losing weight, and seem to be naturally maintaining at 175 lbs. I've kept the habits pretty well - I seem to have one failure each week, but just a failure event, not a whole day off the rails. I am grat...
by jenji
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dalia negra
Replies: 207
Views: 39150

Today something incredible happened to me. I opened one of the cabinets in my kitchen to get something and I found a bag of a snack that I love. My daughter opened it a week ago and I did not remember that she had stayed there. In my good times of diet that bag would not have left my head until I h...
by jenji
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

174 this morning. Green yesterday and Monday. I made a sausage ragout sauce that was delicious, and we had it for dinner on Monday and lunch today. Dinner last night was lamb chops and sauteed purple cabbage. Today for breakfast, I made buttermilk scones, and I am still trying to figure out how to a...
by jenji
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Skippy commerical
Replies: 14
Views: 6400

I haven't seen it. I get what you are saying - it's nice to see actors of all body types getting work. But what a message for kids... to eat it with a spoon. I am not a big pb eater, but I can see that the sugar in Skippy could make it very attractive and dessert-like. I know that lots of people eat...
by jenji
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

OK, I'm back, and mostly recovered from my big event. I need to make myself an April calendar. Some fails last week, which I may be able to remember more accurately if I check my datebook. Today - green so far. I ended up grabbing the school lunch, which included some chicken, sweet potato roasted f...
by jenji
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

Hours in the car this weekend, broken up by some walks and one run. We celebrated Passover and Easter with the families. This is a high stress week before my fundraiser (major annual event) on Friday. I am going to try to channel my stress into the idea of taking care of myself to protect my body du...
by jenji
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

Your food sounds excellent, to me. I also love how you're doing your habitcal with emojis. Clever! Thanks! 175 again today. Bit of a fail yesterday - I ate a nectarine, and then I finished my kid's nectarine that she handed me. Then I ate some seconds (rice and peas) while putting away leftovers. I...
by jenji
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "the truth about slim people"
Replies: 17
Views: 7910

One of my board members is slim, and I realized that she's trained us that the only snack she wants at board meetings is a clementine. She seems genuinely delighted to have one, and exclaims over it, and we are all satisfied that we've fed her. I realized that she did naturally what I've been trying...
by jenji
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How will you deal with Easter?
Replies: 5
Views: 2951

I will not get an Easter basket or candy. I get one for my kid, but my boyfriend is Jewish, and it would not occur to him. This weekend, we will have a big Passover meal on Saturday, with plenty of indulgences and a lot of wine. My kid doesn't like chocolate too much, so I don't bother getting her a...
by jenji
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

175 again today. Drank more water and black iced coffee today instead of hot coffee with milk. I feel more peppy, maybe because I'm hydrated. Yesterday with a big salad for lunch with chicken breast, and I saved some for a side in today's lunch. Then dinner was takeout from a Thai place (silver nood...
by jenji
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 640
Views: 85846

How well do frozen curries travel in the post? :P I'm going through a vegetarian phase (it's cheap, it makes me think more carefully about what to cook etc, but I'm not bothered enough to fully commit to vegetarianism), so the curry is quite lentil-y. Oh and chickpea-y. All started to use aup a but...
by jenji
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

175 today. I want to pay attention to 1/2 fruits and veggies on my plate, no virtual plating, and more water. Yesterday was a good choice for lunch - a salad from the salad bar and small cup of soup. I put some three bean salad and beets on the salad, and that made it quite filling. March 2018 ✅ â...
by jenji
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

automatedeating wrote:What a nice thing for you and your daughter to do together!
It was nice. She is 13, and she was fired up. I wanted to just be lazy and go to the rally at the end, and she was determined to march the whole way.
by jenji
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

March 2018 ✅ ⌠â­ï¸ â­ï¸ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ⌠â­ï¸â­ï¸ ⌠⌠✅ ✅ ✅ â­ï¸ â­ï¸ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ⌠â­ï¸ â­ï¸ 26 27 28 29 30 â­ï¸ I did the March for Our Lives this weekend with my daughter, so we got our 10,000 steps, and more, that day. My phone died, but hers said we did 11,000 steps. The Marc...
by jenji
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Maggie Mae's daily check in
Replies: 302
Views: 127461

Green day! It was a challenge. I have such a desire to eat constantly. Sometimes I feel like a shark who has just smelled fresh blood...like I want to eat everything in sight. It's not hunger. It's just this very strong urge. Very hard to ignore. Oh I'm hoping that this feeling goes away eventually...
by jenji
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: no s emails sent to SPAM?
Replies: 5
Views: 2528

This often happens to me. The email servers decide where to put them not just because of your actions, but also because of how others who use your system (gmail, hotmail, yahoo, etc) have categorized the same types of messages. I try to fish them out of spam and mark them "not spam" so the gmail ser...
by jenji
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

176 today. Going for lunch soon - forgot to pack anything, so I will go out.

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by jenji
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

I did go running this weekend (2.6 miles), and I also did hot yoga. It felt like a good balance of activity and rest. I am finally over a cold that I've had since returning from Arizona.
by jenji
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

175 today.

Green yesterday. I had Indian food at lunch and dinner. Yum!

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by jenji
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S’s
Replies: 11
Views: 5738

Congratulations to you on developing strong habits and making progress! I am still working on getting consistent. I am pretty good about eating 3 meals and keeping it to one plate. I like to cook, and I always eat breakfast with my kid, so that part came naturally to me. I try to make a good 1/2 or ...
by jenji
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

173.5 today. Green yesterday, and no real desire to eat between meals. I did have a glass of plain kefir when I got home with the groceries, which helped fortify me for putting away the groceries without eating them. Last week, at our school's big potluck, I had the first occasion when a person told...
by jenji
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2200
Views: 1035208

Congratulations on 3K. :)
by jenji
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Trying to start No-S. I think I need some support..
Replies: 10
Views: 4549

Sometimes I get a decaf latte as a treat after work if I am struggling to make it until dinner. It still feels like a treat, but I don't use any sugar or get the flavors.
by jenji
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

175.5 today. Managed to stay green yesterday, including having water at the movie theater, but no snacks. Victory over bad habits! It was a weird day for eating - we ate a late breakfast due to the snow day, and after the movie, I had a reception for work. I ate 3 hors douvres as "lunch" at the rece...
by jenji
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

175 again today.

Failure - pie, hot chocolate, and those peanuts. Going to the movies today and will be avoiding the popcorn.

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by jenji
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Resistance was futile
Replies: 8
Views: 3759

Re: a victory for the resistance

yesterday was a good, compliant day. Not to be hyperbolic, but I was STARVING between meals. We usually eat dinner around 7:30 pm, but yesterday, I was going strong in the kitchen at 6:10 pm and I really piled that plate with food, a lot of it leafy. This showed how lax I have been in recent weeks ...
by jenji
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

175 today. Fail yesterday was peanuts while cooking dinner. Today will be tough for green because I'm at home for the blizzard. So far, I am okay, but we'll see. I always want to eat a lot on snow days. March 2018 ✅ ⌠â­ï¸ â­ï¸ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ⌠â­ï¸â­ï¸ ⌠13 14 15 16 â­ï¸ â­ï¸ 19 20 21 22 23 â...
by jenji
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Maggie Mae's daily check in
Replies: 302
Views: 127461

Welcome back!
by jenji
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2200
Views: 1035208

Thanks, ladies. I'm going to aim at fewer choices (not ten) and be more thoughtful before buying how something could fit in so that making an outfit isn't like planning a raid on the enemy camp. I'm even contemplating down the line decreasing the color palette. I said JUST contemplating! It's proba...
by jenji
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello Allison!
Replies: 230
Views: 49043

Allisonmeg wrote:This could be the day for green! I am determined to start this week off on a good note.

B- special K quiche w/ cheese
L- 2 eggs w/ cheese, salami
D- 2 pieces Mario's pizza
Go, green, go!
by jenji
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

This is a really poignant and beautiful entry. Even though I am short, I relate to the feelings of your post. I have found that over time I have grown to have gratitude for my body for what it does for me and I appreciate my strength and health and that is far more valuable to me now than being sve...
by jenji
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 640
Views: 85846

I eat yoghurts on N days as part of meals. They sometimes have some sugar in, but it's no sweets not no sugar and I generally wouldn't consider a fruit yoghurt a 'sweet'. I do stay away from yoghurts that are flavoured chocolate, toffee, caramel etc. I eat yogurt all the time on N days as parts of ...
by jenji
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

174 today. Friday night fail was eating my kid's sauteed mushrooms and salad instead of putting the leftovers away.

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by jenji
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

weight and shame

I remember being in my 30s, and my weight at the time hovered around 150-155 lbs. I was ashamed of that number and my body. Looking back, I had no models of what normal weight should be for my height. I only heard about the weight of models (clearly underweight) and runners (same). I like to read Ru...
by jenji
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: No S'ing since 2006
Replies: 6
Views: 4687

I liked reading your story. How is the experiment of less drinking going?
by jenji
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

172.5 again today on this snowy day.

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by jenji
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello Allison!
Replies: 230
Views: 49043

Welcome back. I am so sorry about your sister, and I know that holidays and birthdays with your daughter's loss must be raw. Be gentle with yourself. Keep feeding yourself good meals.
by jenji
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What did/do you take seconds of?
Replies: 16
Views: 7118

I am fully capable of taking seconds on everything, and thus eating a full, second dinner. :shock:
by jenji
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How long before you started to lose weight?
Replies: 11
Views: 5242

Oh. My. God. I have literally just realised that though I have been thinking I’ve been eating massive portions... I have not been having seconds! So probably eating the same amount in total. The difference being that I can can now see how much I’m eating. A revelation!!! LOL. I realized after I...
by jenji
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 640
Views: 85846

Jumping in here to say nice job on getting out for a swim after coming home the other night.
by jenji
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Resistance was futile
Replies: 8
Views: 3759

I'm sorry that your husband's job is in peril or at least in the care of bad people. Good for you for interrupting the cycle and going to bed. Nothing positive comes of eating leftovers standing up in the kitchen, half drunk. (Yes, I've done it, too.) :P
by jenji
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How long before you started to lose weight?
Replies: 11
Views: 5242

I started losing weight the first week. For most meals, half of my plate is fruit or veggie, or beans/lentils, relatively plain (seasoned but not creamed or buttered). However, I have included some indulgent meals like you describe, too. I think part of No S that works for me is being able to eyebal...
by jenji
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Non-Appearance Reasons for No Gluttony
Replies: 21
Views: 7636

The type 2 diabetes one speaks to me, as do several of the emotional and spiritual freedom ones.
by jenji
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

172.5 today.

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by jenji
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

172 today. I am now back where I was a month ago. Oh well. Maintenance is so much better than gaining. Today I had that good moment at a coffee shop where even though I looked at the pastries, it was just curiosity about whether they looked good enough for a weekend splurge (no, they didn't). March ...
by jenji
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: Get your March calendar here
Replies: 4
Views: 4129

Get your March calendar here

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by jenji
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

173.5 today. Friday was red - we went out to eat and I had dessert. Today (Monday) green. I have been sick for a week, but just a cold. Not the kind of sick where I need to eat differently. I did make myself some chicken broth as a drink yesterday. March 2018 ✅ ⌠â­ï¸ â­ï¸ ✅ 6 7 8 9 â­ï¸ â­ï¸ 1...
by jenji
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

Yes, one day green! Ta-dah!!! LOL :roll:

I will make a March calendar later.

Back at 172.5 today.
by jenji
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

It is so easy to slip up once one starts. Mon - fail - hamantachen Tues - fail - cake at my board meeting (goodbye party) Wed - fail - seconds at dinner Today - green so far - although all of these fails happened at 5:00 or later, so stay tuned. I think today is the day I get back up on the balance ...
by jenji
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

automatedeating wrote:I'm sorry but what the heck is a hamantachen? :lol:
I might’ve spelled that wrong. I’m not Jewish, but my boyfriend is. They are little, triangle shaped pastries with filling of apricot or sesame or fig. They are supposed to look like the hat of a bad guy from the Purim story.
by jenji
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

Not sure why, maybe just getting over fatigue/fluid from being on the red eye this weekend, but in theory I dropped 3 lbs overnight. 174.5 this morning. Another good argument for worrying about habits, not weight. Yesterday was a fail, but a small one. We got a package of fresh hamantachen for Purim...
by jenji
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

oolala53 wrote:Wow, your body was determined to get ready for the famine! There must have been one you were running away from... :wink:
LOL, yup, I am ready.
by jenji
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

I'm back from a week of vacation. I did not try to keep the habits on vacation. Starting fresh again today, back at 177.5. We were in Arizona, and I ate a lot of delicious Mexican food, including the chips, appetizers, the whole shebang. February ✅ ⌠📠📠✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ⌠📠📠✅ ✅ ðŸŒ...
by jenji
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

I do love running, oolala! I've got that going for me. But I need to make the time and get a routine going again. I am coming up on school vacation, and I know I'll get lots of exercise next week - some runs and some hikes and horseback riding. I know from personal experience that running a lot does...
by jenji
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

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by jenji
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

Back at 174 today. I will try to get a walk in at lunchtime today. It will be good for my brain, too, as I am up to my ears in grant work on short deadlines. Having a moment midday to clear my head sometimes makes me more efficient. February ✅ ⌠📠📠✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ⌠📠📠✅ 13 🌋 15 1...
by jenji
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: One plate fear
Replies: 4
Views: 3007

My only suggestion is to put a lot on your plate to start. Go ahead and fill it. Then, when the habit is solid, work on being sure that half of your plate is fruit or veggie.
by jenji
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Nibbling
Replies: 6
Views: 3402

Can you convert nibbling to sipping? Some tea, coffee, or water, ideally?
by jenji
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

Joking aside, I am trying to use the system to figure out what is going on. I have had weigh-ins of 175, 176, and 177 in recent days. I've had two "fail days" already in Feb, and the meals on the "success" days have not been great. I've had fried and heavy foods a lot last week: Fried Pork chops Fre...
by jenji
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

Apprentice1981 wrote:Jen, you absolutely can lose weight eating fried foods if you keep portions moderate. I am a living proof. I wrote a couple of posts in a daily check in under " the trap of stomach growl diet" thread.
I will check it out, thanks!
by jenji
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2200
Views: 1035208

It sounds interesting to see the opening ceremony at the museum. I watched it at a bar with my boyfriend.

I don't feel I have anything worthwhile to add to your thoughts on the Korean peninsula and peace-making, but I enjoyed reading them. :)
by jenji
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

I am here to report that even following No S, you cannot eat fried foods for several meals in the week and lose weight that week. In case you weren't sure.
by jenji
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

174.5 today

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by jenji
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2200
Views: 1035208

Thanks, everyone, for your concern and good wishes. It actually wasn't bad. I was so surprised to find out today that I did fracture a bone! Left pinky metatarsal. Only about a 3-inch square of the foot had swollen, and I still thought it was just a big bruise or sprain or I don't know what. Got a ...
by jenji
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2200
Views: 1035208

I’m confused about time zones - did you get to urgent care yet? I hope you can get it checked out and x-rayed. â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
by jenji
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

173.5 again today. I went to bed really early last night, which I think was a good decision. I was exhausted.

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by jenji
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

Hi Jen -- Have you been doing NoS since Sept? Your weight loss seems really nice over that time period. Slow and steady seems to be the only kind of winning that happens in the weight loss race (for better and worse.....). Hope that you have a great week! Auto PS I posted and clicked away and then ...
by jenji
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

Hi Jen! I am a lurker who posts occasionally. I read your entry today and felt a voice of desperation. I wanted to offer my .2 cents. Take it or leave it. You want to establish habits but you also desire to lose fat by summer. I see that you practice Vanilla NoS. Prior to trying Vanilla NoS this Ja...
by jenji
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

I had many 3-lb. gains over just one S day. I did track the daily weight, but don't remember noticing when it dropped back each week. By the next Friday the average was back for sure (I still weighed every day and averaged once a week, though weight loss was not my issue even if I was fat; just cur...
by jenji
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

So much gross Superbowl food! Ugh. 176.5 today.
by jenji
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: unused fitness media/stuff
Replies: 29
Views: 10333

P.S. Amy said that when she was in the Firm, paradoxically, it was the "healthiest" she ever was in her life, and the most insecure.
by jenji
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: unused fitness media/stuff
Replies: 29
Views: 10333

My friend Amy was in the Firm videos! I think that's the one. I never did them. I have a few, none on VHS still, but I never use even the DVDs anymore. 30 day shred, that Israeli guy who did the step videos, a runner's yoga one. I prefer to do them on youtube now to keep it fresh. I like the 30 day ...
by jenji
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

Sounds like a yummy day! Love your food descriptions. I can tell your a fellow foodie and enjoy your meals! I am a foodie! I cook a lot on the weekend so that meal prep during the week is easier. Currently cooking pinto beans either for soup or chili, can’t decide, and oven-baked country-style po...
by jenji
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

I rang the S bell tonight. We went to a little Mexican restaurant, Tu y Yo, for dinner, and ate tamales and fish tacos, and then went next door to a place that specializes in fresh baked cookies made into ice cream sandwiches. I got a half, which is actually one whole cookie with ice cream, and deli...
by jenji
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

One thing that has made this diet relatively painless for me was that I already ate, and often cooked, three meals a day. I think if you don’t cook, the first step of No S should be learning 10 recipes you like, including veggies, then worry about not eating sweets, seconds, or snacks later. There...
by jenji
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

Technically a fail last night because I ate dried mango after getting home from the Phantom Returns (sequel to Phantom of the Opera). But it was a small fail. 172.5 again this morning. February ✅âŒðŸ“ 📠5 6 7 8 9 📠📠12 13 🌋 15 16 📠📠19 20 21 22 23 📠📠26 27 28
by jenji
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2200
Views: 1035208

oolala53 wrote:Jen, you're a doll. And a poet. ("Coy" moon.)
LOL
by jenji
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

That's why having a weight goal or something like it that is dependent on another event can backfire. Once you reach the goal, you're stuck with coming up with a new one. I see on Spark that people who've reached their weight loss goal struggle because they don't get the thrill of loss showing up o...
by jenji
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2200
Views: 1035208

Despite the coy moon, your sunset excursion sounded great. Thank you for being such a big part of this community.
by jenji
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

I am having that sabotage moment where you meet a major goal (great A1c bloodwork), and therefore you feel that you are done and can eat whatever. I have complied with No S pretty well since October, and suddenly I found myself thinking of having a second plate of pasta tonight. I shorted myself on ...
by jenji
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

jenji wrote:A1c test tomorrow morning.
A1C test good ✅ 5.0 - I was having it because my blood sugar was slightly elevated at my last visit. My doctor suggested losing weight at that time (in June 2017).
by jenji
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

172 this morning. I am proud that we watched a movie, and I did not have any popcorn. We used to always have popcorn with movies.
by jenji
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 579
Views: 103595

A1c test tomorrow morning.
by jenji
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: Get your March calendar here
Replies: 4
Views: 4129

February calendar

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And yes, weekends are chickens and Valentine's Day is a volcano of love. Don't like it? Switch out the emojis. :)
by jenji
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: i need helpp
Replies: 4
Views: 3477

I think Ladybird had good questions. Probably sticking to the 3 plates a day is the biggest thing for me in the weeks I've lost weight, and ideally, drinking just water, coffee, or tea. Once you have that down, look at what's on your plate during the week. If your three plates of food are overflowin...
by jenji
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to stop failing
Replies: 11
Views: 5683

I don't know about you, but for me, sugar in particular is the problem. In fact, I found this diet by googling "no sugar diet". I do think that our bodies don't need sugar, but we sure do want it. One thing that has helped me is to not keep a lot of sugar in my house. I have to get in the car or wal...