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by lpearlmom
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2463
Views: 748116

Yes, you definitely don’t need to do IF since your plan is clearly working but even just doing it sometimes will get the health benefits so that’s cool. Good idea on hiding those lunch items! I think you did great on your shopping. Yes, definitely do not give up the healthy stuff! Those dog trea...
by lpearlmom
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Auto: glad you enjoyed my post! I agree about the cleaning. It’s good for my kids to have to clean up after themselves. I don’t make them keep their rooms clean but they both commented on the fact that they “need†to clean their rooms. They’re used to it being clean at least every Friday. S...
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 517
Views: 141749

You’re doing great. Hope the wine thing went okay. Is it October yet ?
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Maggie Mae's daily check in
Replies: 292
Views: 116571

Woot—you got this!

It always makes me laugh when people try to say home schoolers are going to lack social skills. Some of the most socially well adjusted kids I know have been homeschooled. I hope things get easier but yeah there’s always next year.
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Lol I hear ya! Yeah I do use his online calculator to get an idea of how much I should be budgeting for things. I’ll see what other tips might work for us.
Thx!
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 'Our intestines aren't supposed to work 17 hours a day'
Replies: 6
Views: 2614

I fast an average of 21 hrs a day and love it. It does feel like an extension of NoS to me but agree that it can be taken too far. I see all these fb groups where ppl are fasting 7+ days at a time. Really those longer fasts are only meant for ppl who are severely diabetic and then only under medical...
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar checks in
Replies: 89
Views: 13972

Glad you guys worked it out! My girls tell me that they don’t really feel close to their friends till they’ve had a fight with them. I guess it just kind of gets yiu to that next level of closeness.

Camping sounds fun!
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 6729

Nice job! 🎉
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2463
Views: 748116

130?! Girl, you are almost in the 120s! I know is weight is not your main goal but it still must be pretty nice to see that number so low. I love your levers. What a cool idea. IF is definitely a good one to have in your back pocket although technically you are already doing it a little bit by skipp...
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My journey to common sense
Replies: 51
Views: 10800

I was listening to a podcast the other day that was talking about the benefits of keto but they said some people do really well on low-fat higher carb. I guess we all just have to figure out what works best for us. I think everyone can agree on low sugar and minimum processed foods at least.
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello Allison!
Replies: 230
Views: 40090

Oh I’m so glad you are enjoying her videoed. She’s great. I tried following her plan but we are horrible and don’t really do a sit down dinner together so I just gave myself a 2 hr window during the week instead. Also I tried taking a day off completely but it did not go well. I now remember w...
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Hi Kathleen, thanks for stopping by! I do remember when I was working before the kids were born and it really messed up our tax refund even though I barely made anything. I never understood that. My friend also swears by Dave Ramsey but he just rubs me the wrong way. I’m probably not yet ready for...
by lpearlmom
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Yeah, worth I think I’ll allow myself one “cheat day†especially since I’ll have gone almost 3 weeks at that point. Also we’re doing a tasting menu that includes a glass of wine. Boy, do I have a lot of excuses! I was reading about moderate drinking and it said you should have no more than ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2463
Views: 748116

Thanks for the book title. I love that there’s a book for everything! 😃
by lpearlmom
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 517
Views: 141749

Yay for creamer back in your life. I’ve been putting a little in my tea too. I figure if it’s good enough for Dr Fung, it’s good enough for me. I agree on the social aspects of drinking being the most difficult part. I wouldn’t worry about it too much if you decide to have some wine on Satur...
by lpearlmom
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 609
Views: 75639

Yay for wine! So glad you had fun! I agree getting out and letting loose can really help to put things in perspective. I need more of that in my life!

Sounds like you are really on top of everything and sure the party will be fabulous!
by lpearlmom
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Thank you cedar! I am super proud of how far I’ve come. I wish I could just be happy with where I’m at but I’m just not there yet. At least the workout goals are giving me something else to focus on besides just the number on the scale. I hope your mood lifts soon too. Thanks auto & Soprano! ð...
by lpearlmom
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar checks in
Replies: 89
Views: 13972

Omgosh sorry cedar. Friendships are so difficult! I think especially with women maybe because we’re not taught how to just be straight forward about what we want? Not sure but I feel your pain. I sometimes just have to take a break from certain people or even just a brief breaking from socializing...
by lpearlmom
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

That’s good auto! Sleep is the best! Btw, you inspired me to pick out names for my family. ;) Feeling a little depression today but trying to shake it off. I’m hoping some gym time tomorrow will help. I think I’m just feeling a little bit hopeless about things. The future just feels a little b...
by lpearlmom
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 517
Views: 141749

Yay! So happy you’re back. Did you have fun? Great job with sticking to some kind of fasting regime even on vacation!
by lpearlmom
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello Allison!
Replies: 230
Views: 40090

Do you gain with carbs? Could you do carb cycling with some days all the carbs and other days very low carb? It’s supposed to be effective. I think it takes awhile to find a window that’s both sustainable and leads to meeting our goals but you’ll get there. I’m still figuring it out as well....
by lpearlmom
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2463
Views: 748116

Yay I’m so proud of you with your cooking too! I do remember when someone said you ate like a teenage boy. I didn’t think that was too nice but you took it in stride. Look at you now though. I think you are doing home cooking the way it’s meant to be. Simple, wholesome food. Can you tell me wh...
by lpearlmom
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 609
Views: 75639

Oh boy you are getting a lot done! I think that’s one of the best things about having a party or having guests stay. I’m suddenly motivated to do stuff I’ve bedn putting off for weeks. And I hate cleaning out the frig but it’s most rewarding when it’s done. I’ve been known to open my fri...
by lpearlmom
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Ohh you guys are so sweet. Thank you Octavia and auto so much for the support and encouragement. I seem to really be struggling to fast for very long lately. I’m sure it’s because we were on. Vacation and then I tried the lunchtime window. Today I went out to lunch for a friends bday and my plan...
by lpearlmom
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Thank you Soprano! Yes, I’m sure the stress has a lot to do with it. Today was much better. I waited till late afternoon to eat & kept it to a 5 hr window. I was also mindful of not wanting to overdo it so that was good. It’s just starting to feel like I’ll never ever get in the 140s let alone...
by lpearlmom
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cedar checks in
Replies: 89
Views: 13972

Sounds like a really fun day and nothing wrong with eating when you’re hungry! Even if it’s a lot!

Enjoy!
by lpearlmom
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Thanks auto! Today was another disastrous eating day. It’s oretty clear the lunchtime window does not work for me. DH said we should just have different eating windows so that’s what we will probably have to do. I swear fasting is so much easier than eating. My appetite is way down but I just ke...
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 609
Views: 75639

Sorry you’re feeling down Octavia. And ugh family members really have a way of pushing our buttons, I know. I guess you can either ignore them and annoy them with your carefreeness or throw the best damn party ever and shut them up. Either way you win. I missed the exercise discussion but what’s...
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: to weigh or not to weigh?
Replies: 17
Views: 6291

I weigh every day now and keep a 7 day running average. This really helps me to keep the highs and lows in perspective.
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2463
Views: 748116

Those people are lying about their perfect families. Trust me! Good for you for keeping your limits with work as well as alcohol. I’m feeling better without drinking but the real test will come when I’m in a social situation where everyone else is drinking. I really want to prove to myself that ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Thanks for the tips Octavia! I love the pie idea. My kids would love it. Also living in Arizona, we should definitely have solar panels but yeah the up front cost is probably a lot. Auto: I know, I’m doing my best! Also, got rid of Apple Music and told the landscaper to come every other week. Toda...
by lpearlmom
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2463
Views: 748116

Oh hugs hugs! My girls got into a big fight the minute I walked in the door tonight and now my youngest is pissed off at me. I’ll spare you the details but boy do I feel your pain. I feel like I just have no idea how to handle these fights. Either way, someone will feel like they were unfairly tre...
by lpearlmom
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Oh boy, stressful time. Things are really tight financially right now due to a contract change with DHs work. We knew his paycheck would be less but it’s worse than we realized. Hopefully it’s temporary but in the meantime we have to tighten the belt. I got rid of cable, switched our car insuran...
by lpearlmom
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2463
Views: 748116

Looks like you’re doing great on all fronts! I don’t know if I ever thanked you for introducing me to ynab but it’s helped us so much. We are far from perfect but at least I know how much I’m spending now.

Btw, what’s pickleball? ☺ï¸
by lpearlmom
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 609
Views: 75639

I’m thinkimg one of her kids must be old enough to watch the others because right now sounds like she goes really early in the morning with just her hubby. They’re RVing now so I guess that’s the easiest way. Before she’d spread it throughout the day and get the rest of her steps in before b...
by lpearlmom
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

You guys are the best for thinkimg it was funny instead of crazy ex-girlfriendish. We totally should start a jean thread. Back home now and happy to be so. I ate lunch thinkimg we’d be skipping dinner which I did but I caught DH eating chips. Thinking he’s not so dedicated to this idea. I’ll s...
by lpearlmom
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 609
Views: 75639

Hi Octavia! Sorry the meal still wasn’t so enjoyable. If I don’t eat all day, I seem to be able to enjoy those kind of meals. Kayla (6 mile girl) does pretty advanced version of IF. You could try some more tame like 16/8 and see if you enjoy it but it’s not for everyone! I hope you feel better...
by lpearlmom
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Oh wow, Octavia I didn’t know you had breast cancer. Sounds like a very difficult time especially with a baby to tend too. Glad you got through it okay. Makes sense what your oncologist said as sobering as it sounds. I think we can all agree on less processed foods and sugar and more fruits and ve...
by lpearlmom
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Okay we’re actually having fun today. My mil are fine. It seems like every trip we have a big blow out then everything is fine again. I guess there’s just a lot of tension between us. I know she means well. We went on a short hike and then to lunch. I had a very short fast today but that’s oka...
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 609
Views: 75639

Glad you’re still around! I find this forum so incredibly helpful. Don’t even worry about the slip up. It’s perfectly normal and all part of the journey. I’d personally just call it a sick day and move on. Maybe since you know soup doesn’t fill you up enough try having a half a sandwich or...
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2463
Views: 748116

Omgosh, don’t you love when they try to guilt you out of being a good parent? I have to say I’m terrible about the whole electronics thing but I do take it away from my oldest daughter at bedtime otherwise she stays up way too late. Other than that she has no restrictions yet she acts like I’m...
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Thanks Soprano! It’s a lot better today. Yay! Hopefully I’ll be able to workout on Tuesday. I think I need to be better about stretching. Octavia: well the SIL is actually being fine but my MIL is driving me crazy. She drives everyone crazy but I’m the only one that ever calls her out on stuff...
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Soprano
Replies: 148
Views: 18084

Yay! What a great lost. Congrats on the 10 lbs as well as your new ability to cope without food. Such a good feeling isn’t it!?

I love your relaxed attitude. Keep on keeping on.
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Strawberry Roan Checking In
Replies: 5
Views: 1640

Oh I see we have another IFer! The scale lies especially with this type of eating. Especially if you’re exercising too. I like to daily weigh too but yeah gotta take it with a grain of salt. I take monthly measurements and that’s good info.

Good to see you back posting. ;)
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2463
Views: 748116

Sounds like you had a crazy day too. Hope you got some rest and that tomorrow goes more smoothly!
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Thanks soprano. Not much improved yet. Rough day today. Back pain, nausea, and a lot of fighting with my 13 year old. Omg, this is not a fun age. I remember it with my oldest. Can I go run away for a few years? Please! We’re going away for the weekend and I’m not even looking forward to it. Itâ€...
by lpearlmom
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Aww thanks! I’m so glad you’re on here too. It really feels great to have someone get what I’m going through and so often we seem to be on the same page. Really cool. 💜 Today went well except for the fact that I seem to have injured my back. I ran two miles today and was feeling great till ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 517
Views: 141749

Your meals look good. I really don’t mind doing low-carbish. I think it’s because I just like all foods. I can do vegan, low carb, low fat as long as there’s food. I cannot count calories however and I can’t be fanatical about anything or I’ll rebel. Speaking of rebelling, I tried to limit...
by lpearlmom
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2463
Views: 748116

Great numbers and looks like things are generally going really well! Hope the bike ride went okay.
by lpearlmom
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Yup I think moderate is where it’s at and if I lose six month when I’m 95 so be it. Besides our moderate eating will off-set any possible cons. ;) So I had a little moment of frustration today but gave myself a pep talk and my heads back in the game. Just so frustrated that my weight seems to be...
by lpearlmom
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 517
Views: 141749

Isn’t she cool? I’m glad you found it helpful. If nothing else, it’s a refreshing perspective. I’m really enjoying the addition of s little cream in my coffee. The day off yesterday however just about wrecked me. I never did get my S days down and looks like I still can’t handle them. Ques...
by lpearlmom
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Lol you guys are funny! So technically I think they’re called bicycle crunches. You just kind of put your elbow to the opposite knee while you kick the other leg out and then switch continuously in a bicycle type motion. â˜ºï¸ Omygosh I do not do well without boundaries. I took the day off from fa...
by lpearlmom
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 517
Views: 141749

Worth—looks like a great day. I’m definitely trying to think long-term and what’s sustainable these days too. I posted this on Allison’s thread but found this IF blog that’s helped me relax a bit. Now I’m using a little half and half in my “coffee†and I’m taking one day a week off....
by lpearlmom
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

That’s too funny Soprano! I wish I went back. Next time. Thank you auto! Me too worth. I just really hate wasting a meal on bad food. I rather just not eat! Today was much better. I worked out, then did some cooking and ran errands. Our neighbor invited us to dinner so I went with my oldest daught...
by lpearlmom
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Soprano
Replies: 148
Views: 18084

Glad you’re still around. Your trip sounds fun!
by lpearlmom
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 517
Views: 141749

Yay—glad you’re feeling better about stuff. Great job on the housecleaning. I’m lazy and pay someone. Of course that still leaves the other six days. ☺ï¸
by lpearlmom
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2463
Views: 748116

So glad your boys are having fun! What great spirits they have! Great job at Costco. You inspired me to try the same. I went today sans cart and came out with just some veggie sausages and stamps. Woot! I loved reading your 5 yr testimonial. Can you believe I never write one? I think I was waiting t...
by lpearlmom
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Year 5: The Year I Looked at the Plate
Replies: 10
Views: 3364

Yay! I’ve so enjoyed following your journey along the way but it’s pretty cool to see it all summarized so nicely in one spot. I’ve been so impressed with your continual problem solving skills and your willingness to take an honest assessment of yourself. Thanks for being a supportive contribu...
by lpearlmom
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Luckily DH got home around 10;30 pm and was able to sleep all night. He was on call for two different hospitals so was a bit more busy than normal. I know it seems crazy but not all that unusual. I just feel like he’s getting too old for these all nighters. Oh well he’s in good spirits so all is...
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Thanks you guys re: exercise ! When I’m not in an exercise groove, it’s so hard to get motivated but once I’m in it, I can’t imagine not exercising in a regular basis. It does feel good and I’m determined to do this mudrun in March. Auto: I know, I really like having something in my fake c...
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 517
Views: 141749

I second auto’s pleas! I’d really miss your posts and support and of course you know I have no issues with IF. I did worry about this at first too but people seemed interested in my journey so I decided to continue. Also, I agree it’s so easy to just not read someone’s particular thread so t...
by lpearlmom
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2463
Views: 748116

Super jealous of your home alone situation. If I get out of Costco spending less than $100 I’m pretty happy but you are stronger than me so I think you’ll do it! I agree meal planning and cooking are so important. I feel like if I’ve done nothing else as a parent I’ve been pretty good about ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Good day—no drama, no eating issues, lots of exercise. I’m still putting half & half in my “coffee†but it still seems to be making me hungry so it must be spiking my insulin. Maybe I’ll try whipping cream. 23/1 154.2 lbs Break-fast (5 pm): 3 chickpea and eggplant tacos, refined beans, glas...
by lpearlmom
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elegant Portions Check In
Replies: 38
Views: 6729

Intermittent fasting is definitely not for everyone but it does not lead to disordered eating in my opinion. It’s does take 3-4 weeks to adjust and then your hunger and satiety signals will be working better than ever. I often do a 1-2 hr eating window and definitely do not overeat. I eat till com...
by lpearlmom
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Thanks auto! Yeah I don’t mind running in short spurts. I signed up for a 5 mile mud run in March so am trying to get in shape for that. It’s fun to have a goal but I need to start pushing myself a bit harder if I really want to be ready for this. DH haven’t talked about the fight. Sometimes w...
by lpearlmom
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Adamantly Uncertain Checks In
Replies: 5
Views: 1628

Welcome! You’ve definitely come to the right place if sanity is what you’re looking for. I started NoS in a similar place as you are now. I was just so done with dieting and wanted a healthy relationship with food. I spent the first year establishing my habits and it felt so great not to obsess ...
by lpearlmom
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Thx auto! Felt soooo good to fast today! I really like how the one hour window assures I’ll be hungry enough to enjoy my meals and get proper satiety signals. It really makes things simple too. Dinner and maybe a small dessert then done. Rinse, repeat. I did allow a little half and half in my tea ...
by lpearlmom
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 228
Views: 69117

That happened to me too. Nobody noticed for the longest time. Then finally after about 40 lbs someone noticed then it seemed like everyone noticed. I get how the comments can be triggering.

Enjoy your accomplishments though!
by lpearlmom
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello Allison!
Replies: 230
Views: 40090

Guilt and food is not a good combo. Remember is good to have some higher calorie days. It keeps your metabolism guessing and therefore working good. Also some ppl carb cycle instead of just going low carb all the time. I think the thought is it keeps your metabolism flexible. I want to share with yo...
by lpearlmom
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Auto: yeah I think when I was changing things up every 3-4 weeks or so it made sense and didn’t bug me. It’s the changing my mind every 3 days that is unsettling. I need to give things time to work or not work before deciding if I want to continue on that path. Also, I agree that we each need to...
by lpearlmom
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

No worries auto! I just realized I have a margarita postcard party in September so that’ll be a very challenging day for me. I haven’t decided how to handle that just yet. Two slip ups is still a lot of progress btw. Omad is one meal a day which is a very confusing term to me. Does this mean jus...
by lpearlmom
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2463
Views: 748116

Wow 135.2! Congrats!

Good idea to use your momentum and get the kids rooms done too!
by lpearlmom
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Hi auto: I’m not giving up alcohol till September because we have a vacation coming up. So awesome you’ve cut sugar so drastically. I actually would choose fries over dessert any day but I think too many restrictions just backfire on me sometimes. I’ve been emailing my “coach†and she’s a...
by lpearlmom
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello Allison!
Replies: 230
Views: 40090

Woot! I can not seem to get into the 140s for the life of me. You got this!
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2463
Views: 748116

Oh sorry you felt the pressure to eat. Next time just say “I’m not a breakfast person†and drink your coffee. Nobody seems to question breakfast skippers too much.

Keeping my limbs for no! ;)
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello Allison!
Replies: 230
Views: 40090

I gained 50+ lbs doing intuitive eating but I was coming off a lifetime of strict dieting and was just SO done. I do think it can be kind of useful in a short eating window however. That is because intermittent fasting he,ps to regulate your hunger and satiety signals which make intuitive eating pos...
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Omgosh... today was weird. I think I’m going through some weird hormonal stuff. Finally got my period two weeks late and just did not feel like getting out of bed this morning. My back hurt, I felt dizzy and I was just blah. Didn’t feel like interacting with the outside world. Yesterday I had th...
by lpearlmom
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 517
Views: 141749

That book sounds great worth. I know we have moments where being thin feels super important but deep down we know it has nothing to with what really matters. Do I still want to lose the rest of my weight ? Of course, but it’s good to have perspective. So I think you’re on the right track! Also, ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Thanks you guys! Feeling much better today. Going to just coast for a bit. 22/2 (ish) during the week and 19/5 during the weekend. I’m going to focus on watching my sugar and trying to keep it to 3 plates during the week. Tex: If I was in maintenance I’d probably weigh daily too. I just need a b...
by lpearlmom
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Thank you Tex! I’m about 10 lbs away from a normal BMI (I’m short) but I’m in sizes 8s & 10s so May have lost more inches than pounds which happens on IF. Either way my poor body has given up a lot of weight and I should give it a chance to stabilize here for awhile, you’re right. I will com...
by lpearlmom
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

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THanks for being so understanding auto. Definitely feeling low today. My weight is up and I’m just feeling like no matter what I do, I’m not going to lose these last 20 lbs. At least not without doing something drastic. There’s a woman in one of my Fasting Facebook groups that is super fit and...
by lpearlmom
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2463
Views: 748116

You’re doing great! I’m a little jealous of your responsive body. Seems like the only way I’m going to lose another pound is to lose a limb. But enough of me, keep up the great work & thanks for always being so supportive!

Linda
by lpearlmom
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Omygosh,,, I couldn’t face another full day of fasting so I’m back to the daily fast and if I only lose a pound a month, so be it! I’ve come so far and need to just take a minute and be grateful for that. Now I’m just going to stick with one meal a day and eating as healthy as I can. *phew* ...
by lpearlmom
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2463
Views: 748116

The best part of having visitors or parties is we are suddenly motivated to do stuff around the house we’ve been putting off for months. Enjoy your visitors!
by lpearlmom
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

I know it’s crazy! She’s also taking math at the HS which is all just a bit much for me. Not really sure how things are going. I completed another full day fast on Thursday but just went about 38 hrs I think. It was actually nice to have a smoothie after my workout yesterday for a change. Today ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 517
Views: 141749

I’m sorry *hugs*. For the record, that doesn’t look like s very big dinner to me. You’re human, food tastes good, you want more. It’s normal although frustrating. You’re doing great & maybe just in a bit of a funk right now but I know you’ll come through this successfully. Btw, I can rel...
by lpearlmom
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Thanks worth! Yes once I get through the evening, I’m usually fine till the next dinnertime. I think I can do the schedule too but definitely won’t be a permanent thing. Just really need to get the ol scale moving again. Feels like it’s taking me forever to reach my goal weight and it has been...
by lpearlmom
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2463
Views: 748116

Wow look at those numbers. How’d the night go? Social situations are the hardest for me. I drink partly because of social anxieties I think.
by lpearlmom
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello Allison!
Replies: 230
Views: 40090

You’re doing great and really seem to be getting in a good groove! The longer fasts really are not that fun, huh? Yet somehow I committed to doing two Efs a week for the next 100 days. We shall see! 😱
by lpearlmom
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2463
Views: 748116

You’re doing great! Seems like a weekly bowl of ice cream should be just fine. Since fat doesn’t spike insulin much, the full fat version is probably the way to go. I guess the home delivery services are a bit expensive but I guess I justify it as it’s still cheaper than eating out. Awesome yo...
by lpearlmom
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Exactly auto. Today has been tough. Just super hungry but sticking it out. Grocery shopping and making dinner were the toughest parts. I put a little half n half in my tea to help. Once I wake up tomorrow, I fine. It’ll get easier I’m sure. 26 hrs into 48 hr fast 152.8 lbs (hoping to get in the ...
by lpearlmom
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

I ate a lot today but a little healthier. Realized I’m pmsing so that explains a lot. Haven’t weighed in a couple days. I’m guessing it’s not good. Tomorrow begins the first day of my 100 day challenge so I’ll weigh & take pics. It’s going to be a bit tough doing this 48 hr fast since my...
by lpearlmom
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2463
Views: 748116

I do think ts very different to avoid things for health reasons rather than for weight loss goals. I guess you could try to out how much sugar you can have on occasion without compromising your health and then decide if that’s sustainable or not. Thanks to Plated, we eat home more often and I real...
by lpearlmom
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

I’m nervous but excited. I’m a little annoyed because the woman leading this sent me my calorie goals and I had to explain to her that I do not count calories. I don’t think she really understands the science behind IF but that’s okay. Im mainly doing it for the motivation and social support...
by lpearlmom
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3896
Views: 1217762

Thank you eschano! A lot of it is definitely in my head. The fact that I’m able to like any pictures of myself is definitely an improvement over the many years I spent avoiding the camera at all costs. I did something I’m not totally sure about. I signed up for a 100 day ADF challenge with some ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello Allison!
Replies: 230
Views: 40090

So wonderful to hear how well you’re doing. I’m sure that one year anniversary was tough. Your ability to persevere is so inspiring to me. Getting your license is a great idea. I wish I had done something like that when my kids were little. It feels a bit too late now even though everyone tells ...
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tess’ daily check in
Replies: 105
Views: 13481

Woot! Great job identifying those thoughts and boy do they sound familiar. 🤔

Enjoy your treats tomorrow (if you still want them).
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2167
Views: 963945

Hoping she’s okay too. She did respond to a thread on the general questions on Saturday but that’s the last Post I saw from her.
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2463
Views: 748116

Well done on the dry days! I find the accountability so helpful too. You’re really brave for taking a honest assessment of yourself before things got too out of hand.

Keep up the good work!

Linda
by lpearlmom
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Lunch in Paris (but no snacks) by Elizabeth Bard
Replies: 14
Views: 4683

Yeah that’s true oolala. There’s nothing wrong with it but I guess I prefer a friendlier approach. We did meet a nice family one day on a day cruise we went on & another woman who was really kind to me when I hurt myself. Maybe I’m just still a little bitter about the two months I spent in Par...