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by worth it
Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

M2, W2, Monday- N Day B- Overnight oatmeal with almond butter and grated apple; coffee with cream and sugar L- Sesame soba noodles with chicken; green tea with a spoonful of honey 25 minutes of kettle bell D- Beef stroganoff (sooo good and hubby approved! Thanks for the inspiration Linda!); green sa...
by worth it
Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1293276

Linda, You made a comment about being an "all or nothing kind of gal." I personally identify with this statement so much and then curse myself sometimes because it's so difficult for me to be moderate in many things. Perhaps this personality trait makes us struggle with No S too? After reading your ...
by worth it
Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Month 1, Week 1, Sunday- S Day B- 2 Eggs over easy, 2.5 pieces of toast; 2 pieces of bacon; 1.5 cups of coffee with cream and sugar 50 minute walk at Forest Preserve Snack: 1 homemade chocolate chip cookie L- meatloaf with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, tomato salad Snack- 1 brownie; 1 piece of fr...
by worth it
Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 375345

Wow CG. You have had some time to THINK! Great job using your recovery time in a positive way and to determine a way forward! What you propose sounds reasonable and totally doable and I agree with Linda on the whole sweets thing. Fundamentally I don't anything wrong with having them as a part of you...
by worth it
Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1293276

Linda, Even though the simple equation of "calories in" should be "less than calories burned" in order to lose weight, it's so much harder in practice. I sincerely believe that sometimes there's just more to it and that every person is unique in their experience, especially since you mentioned subtl...
by worth it
Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Month 2, Week 1, Saturday- S Day B- Pancakes and bacon; coffee with cream and sugar 50 minute walk L- small Starbucks mocha D- 1/2 patty melt (leftover from last night); beer cheese soup; pretzel crackers Snack: 4 homemade chocolate chip cookies; Cheese crackers Oh boy... So, I started off the day b...
by worth it
Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 375345

CG,

I'm sending get well vibes! Hang in there.

Worth it
by worth it
Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1293276

Linda, I like your thought about having no ideal weight "number", but whatever you would feel good at. I will consider this as well, because many times I compare to an old number that was healthy for my younger self. I suspect many things have changed in my body (childbearing, some health issues, et...
by worth it
Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Month 2, Week 1, Friday- N Day B- sausage egg and cheese croissant; coffee with cream and sugar 50 minute walk at Forest preserve L- Ham and salami sandwich on a pretzel roll; cheese crackers; granola bar D- 1/2 patty melt; coleslaw; 1/2 mai tai Linda (loving your signature quote!), eschano, CG, Amy...
by worth it
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Month 2, Week 1, Thursday- N Day B- coffee with cream and sugar; 2 over easy eggs with buttered toast 50 minute walk at Forest Preserve L- 2 slices PB toast with honey; single serve bag of Doritos; Small cafe au lait D- Pizza and salad with oil and vinegar Things are already easier today just knowin...
by worth it
Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1293276

Linda, As I always say, I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL!! I often feel cursed about how much my self esteem is tied into my weight. When did that happen in my life, I wonder? Anyway, I want to first commend you for listing the "highs" first! Positive you are! Secondly, I wanted to say that while I HEART Los Ang...
by worth it
Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Month 2, Week 1- Wed N Day B- Egg mcmuffin; coffee with cream and sugar L- peanut butter toast with honey; single serve Doritos D- Cheeseburger and fries Decaf coffee with cream and sugar Linda, Thank you for your thought- OMG, I think you are right. I have been STRUGGLING this week to stay green. I...
by worth it
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Month 2, Week 1, Tuesday

B- coffee with cream and sugar; egg white flatbread

L- 1/2 chopped salad; iced coffee

D- 2 small slice of pizza; salad with oil and vinegar
by worth it
Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Month 2, Week 1, Monday- N Day

20 minute walk

B- coffee with cream and sugar; 2 over easy eggs with sourdough toast

L- 1/2 ham sandwich; single serve Doritos; a few pretzel chips

D- Cheeseburger mac n cheese

Happy to be back to an N Day.
by worth it
Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 4, Sunday S- Day B- Coffee with cream and sugar; 2 bowls of sugary cereal (agrh! I'm starting where I left off yesterday!) 50 min walk at the Forest Preserve L- Roasted chicken with gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, broccoli 2 slices freshly baked bread; watermelon D- 2.5 brownies, cheese and c...
by worth it
Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 4, Saturday- S Day B- Sausage egg and cheese croissant; coffee with cream and sugar and raspberry flavoring walked around for 2+ hours at the zoo with the family L- Cheeseburger, a few fries, and small soda Small DQ Blizzard D- (lots of) crackers and a little bit of cheese Snack: Chips Overate ...
by worth it
Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 4, Friday N Day (FAIL) B- Sausage Mcmuffin; coffee with cream and sugar 20 min walk L- 1/2 small ham sandwich; a few crackers and a few bites of cheese; single serve pack of Doritos; watermelon D- (fail) 4 Pierogis; red cabbage salad; leftover pizza and watermelon from my kid's plate; decaf wit...
by worth it
Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 260213

eschano,

I just LOVE dinner with candlelight and don't do it anymore... reading this reminds me to just do it- even with our 4 year old! Hope you enjoyed that.
by worth it
Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 4, Thursday-N Day B- coffee with cream and sugar; Egg Mcmuffin L- Peanut butter toast with honey; left over soft pretzel D-1/2 grilled chicken salad; a few pretzel chips and some popcorn Crazy days continue at work, but thankfully I did not turn to my old ways and eat. Thanks Linda, CG and esch...
by worth it
Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 4, Wednesday- N Day 20 minute walk B- Fiber One cereal; coffee with cream and sugar L- Sushi roll with lightly sweetened iced tea; 2 bites of pineapple D- 1/2 Soft pretzel; smoked sausage; red cabbage salad Hard to stay green today for some reason but I am doing it. Diet soda after dinner, here...
by worth it
Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2682
Views: 808511

Auto- You're back! I missed your updates- You sound playful and ready to take on the next challenges life has to offer! I loved the insight into your own classroom and also the insight on home-schooling. Since I have a 4 yo son, it's so good to have your vantage point and thoughts on their readiness...
by worth it
Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 4, Tuesday- N Day 50 min walk at Forest Preserve B- Coffee with cream and sugar; Oatmeal with a spoonful of cottage cheese L-Small ham sandwich; single serve Doritos; watermelon D- 2 pieces of leftover pizza and 2 breadsticks... plated piled high! I was really hungry today though. Wonder if it ...
by worth it
Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1293276

OMG-

I second eschano- that situation is my nightmare too! I can barely handle the small talk and awkwardness for 5 minutes, let alone 5 hours!

Glad you got through it and even more glad you a good conversation with Zoe's friends mom to balance it all out.

Happy N day!
by worth it
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 4, Monday, NWS Day B- coffee with cream and sugar; 2 over easy eggs and 2 pieces of buttered sourdough toast L- BBQ ribs, 2 bites of macaroni salad, 1 small corn on the cob; 1/2 baked potato (Yes, it fit all on one plate!) D- Watermelon Update: Had an evening meal, 1/2 ham sandwich on amazing f...
by worth it
Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1293276

Linda, First of all, I hope this isn't creepy to say, but I believe if we lived close to each other, I have a feeling we would be fast friends! Most, well all, of my friends have artistic talents in one way or another, and I feel like I could be artistic just by being associated with you (even thoug...
by worth it
Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 3, Sunday- S Day B- coffee with cream and sugar; 2 donuts (leftover from yesterday)... not as satisfying as yesterday L- 1/2 bacon cheeseburger; 2 breadsticks; a few handfuls of kettle corn (again, leftovers that were not as satisfying as yesterday) D- Smoked sausage sandwich; small, homemade, ...
by worth it
Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 3, Saturday- S Day! B- 2 donuts; coffee with cream and sugar; 1/2 glass of milk bite of my hubby's breakfast sandwich L-1/2 bacon cheeseburger; strawberry lemonade; a few steak fries, a bite of pizza, pretzel bites D-2 pieces of pizza; 2 breadsticks 20 minute walk CG, I might do the brownies to...
by worth it
Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 593867

Hang in there, girl. I know exactly how you feel. Just had one right before I started up my third try with No S. I was on a fasting diet and just couldn't handle it. I binged for 3 days in a row and felt awful.

Hope you have a better day tomorrow.
by worth it
Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1293276

Linda, I agree with iron, that pasta looks maj delish (can you believe I'm not a valley girl)!!! I keep forgetting to ask you, is that chicken curry sandwich that keeps popping up on your thread a recipe from Barefoot Contessa? I made a version a few years ago from her using tarragon and grapes and ...
by worth it
Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sonya's checkin
Replies: 605
Views: 359478

I second the feeling about the red event! What a great way to consider the day- I imagine it helps so the day doesn't turn into a WTH day.
by worth it
Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531423

I heart iron baby!

I just looked up Tom's orange chocolate and it looks decadent. Something I would LOVE... worthy fail, for sure.
by worth it
Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 3, Friday N Day B- Sausage mcmuffin; coffee with cream and sugar L- salami sandwich on white bread; remaining roasted veggie couscous (plated piled a little high) D- Ham and cheese bake; 3/4 glass of milk 20 min walk Boy am I glad that this week is over! Too much work drama. I was having a roug...
by worth it
Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 3, Thursday B- egg McMuffin; coffee with cream and sugar L- PB toast with honey D-Single serve bag of doritos; chicken tenders and a roll decaf with cream and sugar Another visit to the far away site- 2.5 hour drive. CrAzy week... glad it's a work from home day tomorrow! Maybe I'll even get to ...
by worth it
Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: O43 Check-in
Replies: 976
Views: 616927

over43- Although I know you had a fail today, you still had me laughing! Noodle surprise- sounds like something I would like! I like that you don't seem to dwell on the fail either- good for you. I am even more interested in the malted milk you had the day before- do you buy this? Do you make this? ...
by worth it
Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 375345

Ok, so the planned sweet treat during the day sounds like it could work- I have read several other posts where they do the same thing and it hasn't halted their progress at all (wish I could remember who it was, perhaps Imogen?). In fact, I remembering reading one post where it actually helped with ...
by worth it
Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1293276

Hi Linda, Can I say, I am so impressed with your amount of exercise?! While I know you are still figuring out the best combo for you (minus the rowing, perhaps), it's still a great accomplishment so far. Hopefully you'll find something(s) that are fun and work to keep you energized and feeling healt...
by worth it
Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 3, Wednesday N Day B- coffee with cream and sugar; egg mcmuffin L- leftover dinner from last nite (pork chop with roasted veggie couscous) Small sweet coffee drink D- skillet lasagna; organic greens with oil and vinegar Linda, What you wrote reminded me of a commercial I saw on TV recently that...
by worth it
Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531423

Iron,

So exciting for you!!! It's funny that our kids (or even future kids) make us want to focus on our health! I wish you much luck and success and even more in your continued effort and focus on your health!

Cheers! (sparkling apple juice only....JUST KIDDING!!)
by worth it
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2682
Views: 808511

Auto- I LOVED your testimonial, especially in the areas of "style", "special weaknesses" , how you "thrive" and the observation about gentle exercise and how your walking has affected your progress. You are truly an inspiration and I want to thank you for sharing so much of yourself through your pos...
by worth it
Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 3, Tuesday- N Day B-1/2 sausage egg and white cheddar cheese sandwich on sourdough; coffee with cream and sugar L- Small salami sandwich on sourdough (cut 1 slice in half to make 2 pieces of bread); single serve doritos; 1/2 apple L- (Will be) pork chops with roasted vegetable couscous 20 minut...
by worth it
Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 3, N Day B- Peanut butter toast with honey-left 1/2 piece;1/2 glass of milk; coffee with cream and sugar L- 1/2 Bacon Cheeseburger; 1/2 of coleslaw; bloody mary; 2 steak fries D- 2 scrambled eggs; sourdough toast with butter So, after about a year, I finally got my No S book back from my mom. I...
by worth it
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1293276

Linda, Hope you are having a great weekend! Sorry to hear about your husband's accident. While I don't know if he had any injuries/soreness afterwards, I hear that they usually peak at 2 days after the accident and then go down from there... so hopefully he should be just getting over the worst of i...
by worth it
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 2, Sunday- S Day B- Sausage, egg and cheese on a croissant; coffee with cream and sugar L- 1 small bean and veggie burrito; 1 small beef burrito; ice cream cone D- potato chips, a few pretzel crackers with laughing cow cheese, couple bites of pizza Update: Was going to have a Dove ice cream bar...
by worth it
Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 2, Saturday- S Day

B- coffee with cream and sugar

L- butter pecan ice cream cone and a chocolate wafer cookie

D- sausage sandwich and cabbage salad

Dessert: Chocolate wafer cookies
by worth it
Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Friday, Week 2- NWS day B- Crepes and an over easy egg; coffee with cream and sugar L- Cheese pastry and antipasti (salami, cheese, olives) Snack: Cheese pastry, plums and tortilla chips, chocolate, cookies (tummy ache) D- Cheeseburger (no bun); twice-baked potato, salad Vodka and soda Drinking lots...
by worth it
Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Thursday, Week 2- Fail B- coffee with cream and sugar; sausage and cheese sandwich L- Hamburger and Fries D- Turkey, mashed potatoes and salad 2.5 glasses of wine Late night snacking- Ritz crackers; tortilla chips I'm out-of-town visiting my family this weekend. I thought that perhaps I'd be able to...
by worth it
Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1293276

Hi- Just realized that I must have deleted a paragraph in my post to you by accident. I also wanted to say in my post was that unless their families are excluded, they can't understand what it feels like for you and your family to not have their holiday and beliefs recognized/supported by the school...
by worth it
Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: O43 Check-in
Replies: 976
Views: 616927

Over43, So I just spent a little time reading your thread and YES, we do eat alike! Your posts cracked me up too! I will also say that my goal weight to be at a normal BMI (24 ish), is only about 7 lbs under what you are today. So, again, this gives me some hope I'll be able to get there eventually ...
by worth it
Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 2, Wednesday- Success so far B- coffee with cream and sugar; Organic whole wheat buttered toast topped with cottage cheese and tomatoes from the garden L- TBD D- TBD over43- Although you probably didn't realize this, your comment about my lack of fear around eating has given me great hope today...
by worth it
Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1293276

Linda, You had me at quoting Tupac! Then you went onto say about how you cut people out of your life too quickly, and then about analyzing too much... I just wanted to say that I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL again. I have received the same feedback time after time. I will tell you there is hope in picking your...
by worth it
Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 2, Tuesday- Success B- egg Mcmuffin; coffee with cream and sugar L- peanut butter toast with honey; fruit; single serve potato chips D- pizza (plate piled high) Am noticing that every time I work at this site (far away), I overeat at dinner. Perhaps it is the horrendous traffic, long drive (tak...
by worth it
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: O43 Check-in
Replies: 976
Views: 616927

Over43,

You will get back on track tomorrow with No S. Keep up the workouts!
by worth it
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Thanks over43!

Hoping that third time is the charm for me.
by worth it
Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Monday, Week 2 (third restart), Success (it was HARD) B- coffee with cream and sugar; 2 overeasy eggs with buttered sourdough toast L- jimmy johns sub D- (updated) Organic veggie burger with cheese (no bun); tortilla chips with salsa con queso, a few potato chips and dip I notice that I am STARVING ...
by worth it
Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Sunday, Week ??? B- Everything bagel with whipped cream cheese and butter; coffee with cream and sugar L- A few shrimp, chicken, a small scoop of rice and grilled asparagus Snack: Dove ice cream bar; a few bites of homemade yellow cake with choc frosting D- Salami sandwich, chips and guac, handful o...
by worth it
Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1293276

Linda, After having just returned to No S three days ago from yet another diet, I second your thoughts about having a real sanity with food. In fact, today, I had no obsession with food, when during my recent diet, food was all that I thought about. While I'm sure it won't always be this easy, the f...
by worth it
Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Saturday, Week ??? B- Piece of cheese pastry; coffee with cream and sugar L- Samples at Costco (yum!) D- Organic Veggie with cheese burger on sourdough; organic tortilla chips with guac; organic apple slices (thanks Costco!) Dessert: Dove Dark Chocoate Bar (sooooo good!) Ran around with my kid at th...
by worth it
Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Friday, Week ?? B- Coffee with cream and sugar; mushroom and cheese omelette with sourdough toast L- n/a D- (will be) Sweet and sour chicken; wonton soup 45 minute walk in the forest preserve with my dad (he's in town visiting). Late breakfast so I skipped lunch because, let's face it, I'm really no...
by worth it
Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Thursday, Week ?

B- Egg Mcmuffin and coffee with cream and sugar

L- personal pizza with fruit

D- smoked sausage sandwich; watermelon; cheddar cheese and crackers; a few potato chips

Was starving in between my meals today. Hmmm.
by worth it
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Linda, Thank you for checking in. I just caught up with your thread- I just want to say I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL! I have racked my brain to try and figure out what is up with me. I have decided that while I find comfort in the boundaries of No S, I tend to push them, which has equaled no weight loss for ...
by worth it
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1293276

Linda, Just catching up with your thread. Sigh...we never learn do we? It was eye-opening for me when you talked about No S working in a way that you hadn't expected. Love the story about where your daughter thinks babies come from! I have a little one (4 years old) that is ok with my generic answer...
by worth it
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

I am back from my month and 1.5 weeks off of No S. I left this second time for the same reason as I did the first time- because I was so disheartened about my lack of overall weight loss (maybe even a slight gain) after 10 solid months of practicing (over 2 separate attempts). Basically, I "threw a ...
by worth it
Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 7, Thursday: Success so far

B- Coffee with cream and sugar; 2 eggs, toast and fresh strawberries

L- Salami on a pretzel roll, watermelon, ruffles

D- (will be) beef and macaroni, salad

10 mins of weight training; 20 minute walk
by worth it
Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 7, Wednesday: Success

B- Coffee with cream and sugar

L- Jimmy johns sub

D- Steak and chicken stir fry with Mushrooms and broccoli
by worth it
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 7, Tuesday: FAIL B- coffee with cream and sugar L- salami sandwich on a pretzel roll, ruffles, watermelon D- (to be) BBQ ribs, homemade mac and cheese; salad **UPDATE: Chocolate and Skittles 45 min walk at the Forest Preserve Thanks CG... whether the pics are good or not, I'm sure they will be ...
by worth it
Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 7, Monday: Success so far

B- Coffee with cream and sugar

L- Chicken noodle soup with crusty french baguette

D- (Will be) 1/2 grilled chicken, 1/2 ribeye, a small scoop of mashed potatoes and salad

Cleaned the house for 2 hours
by worth it
Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 6, Sunday: S Day B- McD's sausage biscuit with cheese and a hashbrown; coffee with cream and sugar Snack- 3 pieces of chocolate; bite of cookie cake with frosting L- Italian Sausage with salad and broccoli D- PB&J, chips Snack- Cheese popcorn, cheese and crackers, brownie (yuck. Ate too much)
by worth it
Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 6, Saturday: S Day B- coffee with cream and sugar L- Jimmy Johns ham sandwich, mimosa D- filet mignon, veggies, a one bite of mashed potato Piece of red velvet cake 4-5 Vodka cranberries throughout the day at the wedding. Sheesh, I hate how being overweight ruined my experience on this day. I f...
by worth it
Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2682
Views: 808511

SLAAAAP! Ok, you are human about the wanting to look "good" part. I know that you have said you wear somewhat loose clothing, so the good news is that many times you can wear something that will camoflauge some of that very small gain (only you will know it's there). Just as calmly as you have revie...
by worth it
Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Why thanks, auto! Week 6, Friday: NWS Day B- 2 eggs, 1 piece of buttered sourdough toast, 1 and 1/2 piece of bacon (left some on the plate!); coffee with cream and sugar Chased my kid around at the park for 1 hour L- 1/2 salami sandwich, a few potato chips with french onion dip, a small amount of as...
by worth it
Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 6, Thursday: Success B- Sausage, egg and cheese on a croissant; coffee with cream and sugar L- 1/2 Salami sandwich on sourdough, handful of salt and vinegar potato chips, asian coleslaw D- Hot dogs with corn-on-the-cob (with butter), watermelon 45 minute walk at the Forest Preserve Today was HA...
by worth it
Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Been a busy few days! (Can't wait until the wedding that I'm in is over this weekend!) Week 6, Wednesday: Success B- Sausage and cheese on an English muffin; coffee with cream and sugar L- Salami on sourdough, handful of salt and vinegar chips, fruit salad D- Lean Cuisine chicken parmigana, green or...
by worth it
Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 6, Tuesday: Success so far B- Bran cereal; coffee with cream and sugar L- 1/3 of a Cobb salad D- (to be) Bacon cheeseburger with french fries So, isn't it ironic... I weighed myself today (midday) and the 2 lbs have magically disappeared. Even after lots of food last night for dinner. All that ...
by worth it
Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

All, thanks to all for your suggestions, support and kind words. After 2 S-days that were, once again, relatively normal, I'm feeling better about staying on the plan. I keep thinking about the original intent of No S and how it sometimes turns into psychological warfare for me. Not because of Reinh...
by worth it
Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Auto, Thanks so much for your post. Truly encouraging words and excellent suggestions. I especially like the ones about weighing frequently or even everyday to desensitize myself about my weight. I also like the thought about setting a limit on weight gain. We don't hear much about that on this boar...
by worth it
Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Week 5, Saturday: S Day

New day today.

B- coffee with cream and sugar; small piece of raspberry Danish with a handful of cashews

L- ham sandwich, chips and dip

Snack- mocha and small piece of home made carrot cake

D- cheeseburger and spinach salad

2 glasses of Pinot noir
by worth it
Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2682
Views: 808511

Auto, I truly admire your self awareness. As I read through your post, I was thinking about what my dad always says: "In order to know how good it feels to win, you have to know how it feels to lose." While not exactly applicable to what you are facing, it reminds me about the celebration of the yin...
by worth it
Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1293276

Linda, I also know that feeling too- where it's clear, early on, that values don't match. This is a hard one- If you can overcome the power of reciprocity, I would say just have the daughter over. This is a part of looking after yourself since if you have the neighbor (and friend) over at your place...
by worth it
Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Auto/Linda- thanks so much for your comments and support... I write this morning with my tail between my legs. I almost didn't post because of my embarrassment because of my wonderful recap yesterday. But hey, this is my diary and my learning experience and the bad stuff needs to be documented. So, ...
by worth it
Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Month 2 Start! Quick recap of month one recommitment to No-S- My observations: -3 Fails. On my first 6 months of No S, I had 6 fails total, 4 of them were closer to the end of that time. I'm sure this had to do with near perfect compliance during the "honeymoon" phase of being on No S, and then the ...
by worth it
Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 375345

CG,

My thoughts and heart go out to you. Know that you are doing your best right now, and that's all that you can do.
by worth it
Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1293276

Hi Linda, Totally understand about the thing about not wanting socialize. I found out through a personality test once that I was an introvert, which sort of surprised me until I truly understood the definition. It's not that I don't like people, but being introverted means that I don't get my energy...
by worth it
Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2682
Views: 808511

Ugh. I know that feeling. Just found out my kid hit Grandma yesterday and I tried to keep my composure, but I didn't do so hot. Whenever something like this happens, I immediately think that my child is going to grow up to be a jerk and it directly reflects on my (poor) parenting. It's so hard not t...
by worth it
Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Day 30: Fail B- egg, bacon and cheese bagel sandwich; coffee with cream and sugar L- 1/2 of a Buffalo chicken salad Fail- co-worker "forced" me to try a piece of Kohlrabi (a veggie I've never tried before)... was crunchy and strange tasting. D- OVERATE. Hadn't eaten for 9 hours. Came home ravenous a...
by worth it
Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Day 29: Success (barely) B- 1/2 of a small piece of quiche lorraine, bowl of fruit; coffee with cream and sugar L- 1/2 salami sandwich on sourdough, small scoop of macaroni salad and a nice pile of asian ramen coleslaw (one of my faves!) 1 hour walk at the Forest Preserve D- 6 oz filet mignon topped...
by worth it
Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1293276

Linda, You are such a bada$$! In an AWESOME way. I was totally caught up in this post- loved the observation about your sister and her self-consciousness and my favorite part was about holding your head up high no matter what you weigh. I could not agree more- I have totally given myself over to No ...
by worth it
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 488
Views: 231482

Dandelion, I LOVE your to-do list. Especially about the clothes. I too have bought junky clothes because I keep thinking this "state" is temporary and that I'll be able to fit in my old clothes soon. Well, it's definetly not soon enough and it ends up causing me anxiety because I have nothing to wea...
by worth it
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 375345

CG, I was going to write something along the lines of what auto was going to write and then I also stopped myself. I'm really writing because I want to empathize with you and truly hope that you will find whatever works to make you feel strong and confident in your food choices and eating style. My ...
by worth it
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Thanks to Linda, CG and ckay for all of your encouragement and support. While the weight loss progress is slow right now, I have a feeling it will increase once I get all of these lessons under my belt. And if it doesn't, so be it. I simply prefer my "eating" life this way. It's all about trade-offs...
by worth it
Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 488
Views: 231482

I can't tell you all how much I relate to this subject. So thought-provoking. I will say that No S has solved the what to eat (anything) and when to eat (3 x per day, at any hour I want )problems for me. So I suppose that just leaves the how to eat problem- mindfully, according to my body's needs, w...
by worth it
Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Day 27: S Day

B- coffee with cream and sugar

L- Sausage egg and cheese croissant, choc chip cookie, macaroni salad

D- Ruffles, pretzels and a small Reese's cup DQ Blizzard (yum)
by worth it
Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

26: S Day B- coffee with cream and sugar; sausage, egg and cheese croissant; bowl of strawberries and cherries L- 1/4 of a hummus, crackers and veggie appetizer. 2 cider beers, 3 glasses of red wine, cheese, crackers, pretzel chips, almonds, piece of salami, 1 piece of dark chocolate. D- 1/2 cheeseb...
by worth it
Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Day 25: Success so far B- Coffee with cream and sugar L- Salami on a pretzel roll with an organic greens salad D- Bacon Cheeseburger with cheese fries (left some fries on the plate!) 45 minute walk at the Forest Preserve Something good- when I woke up this morning from my food hangover, I immediatel...
by worth it
Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

You are so right, Auto! On more than one occasion now, I have forgotten about carbs, calories and have left points far behind. It's a great feeling... yet ANOTHER thing I love about No S. Day 24: Fail B- sausage egg and cheese sandwich on sourdough with a fruit cup; coffee with cream and sugar L- Sa...
by worth it
Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2682
Views: 808511

Auto, You crack me up! I'm sitting here laughing out loud about how your husband walked in and looked around at you and now my husband is doing the same as I sit here laughing and typing. HA HA HA! Reading your posts are like a true glimpse into your "diary" and into your life. It's made me come to ...
by worth it
Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Day 23: Success B- 2 small Trader Joe's blueberry bran muffins, small fruit cup; coffee with cream and sugar L- 1/2 ceasar salad with steak, 2/3 cup of chicken vegetable soup, small roll with butter D- breaded chicken breast with leftover Trader Joe's white cheddar mac n cheese (I added a couple of ...
by worth it
Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1293276

Linda, I didn't know it at first, but was deeply touched to read your entry about your "stuffed feelings" from your childhood. As someone who also can not handle intense emotions, I immediately wanted to leave your page as soon as I started reading about your situation and the tears started falling ...
by worth it
Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Day 22: Success

B- Sausage, egg and cheese sandwich; coffee with cream and sugar

L- Salami on sourdough, handful of Ruffles, small fruit cup

D- Tilapia, snow peas, 2 pieces of french baguette

Dinner was piled high today.
by worth it
Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Day 21: Success (so far) B- Bran cereal; coffee with cream and sugar L- 1/2 salami sandwich on sourdough, 2 cubes of feta cheese with about 5 calamata olives, small scoop of macaroni salad and small bowl of fresh fruit D- (will be) Sloppy joe, TJ White cheddar mac and cheese 45 mins of walking at th...
by worth it
Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 522
Views: 154111

Day 20: S Day B- Bran cereal; coffee with cream and sugar L- Pasta with meat sauce, piece of bread with butter, salad, a couple of cubes of feta and olives, 2 bites of ham D- 3 pieces of pizza 2 Homemade (from a box) brownies! Another good S day. Didn't want to eat between meals even though I could....