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Dandelion



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:46 am    Post subject: Randomness Reply with quote

Dandelions. Just when you thought you saw the last of them, up one pops again.

I'm not even going to pretend this check-in is going to be a daily thing. It might be. For a while. But then probably not.

More later when my battery isn't about to die Smile

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Merry



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome! LOL about the dandelions!
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Homeschool Mom and No S returnee as of Monday, November 30, 2015.

1 year and counting!

25.5 lbs. down, 37.5 to go. Slow and steady wins the race.

"Believe conquering sweets is doable." - Oolala
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Dandelion



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, yeah. I'm back. Mostly. I just had this moment the other day - maybe more of a collection of moments over the last year or so. I'm just so tired of all of it. I'm tired of feeling like I'm 'less' because there's more of me. Of the stupid things that leads me to do. I don't even want to say what my latest stupidity was. The only good thing about it was that it started me thinking about what I could do that was peaceful and positive, you know....like NoS.

Oh, yeah. NoS....

Or at least a version of it. I said somewhere else, that even when I walked the vanilla way I didn't have great success losing. All these years later I'm not likely to suddenly become super successful. I may not lose anything. But right now I settle for just not being a crazy person.

My favorite 'S' is no snacking. I don't even like the word. I don't officially 'snack' and have not in years. However, in the past few days I've started to notice how often I unconsciously pick something up and eat it. Too many. I want to stop that.

No seconds is tougher. I never did get very good at this one. I tend to eat what's on my plate, whether I want it or not. The no seconds rule sometimes backfires on me because of this. I think it will be a fuzzy area for a while, but it will improve.

No sweets is interesting. I remember when I started NoS years ago, we had sweets pretty much every weekend. Something special. These days 'sweets' is an occasional cup of hot chocolate - and I only do that about once or twice a month. I just no longer have the time, energy or interest.

Two out of three seem like they'll fall into line once I start paying attention more. The third one will definitely take more time and effort, and of course, I have to not 'lose it' on the S days.

I know there's more to it than this. This is enough for now
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Dandelion



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last week wasn't entirely stellar. No dismal failures, but not success either. Except today, of course Wink Wink

I'm starting an emoji habitcal like I saw on Allison's thread cuz I like the idea and I'm going to remember to make myself not forget to pay attention next week.

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noni



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love your signature, Dandelion!
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Dandelion



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Noni. I was thinking of changing it for a new check-in thread, but decided there was really no way to improve on it Smile

I don't seem to be living up to it this week, though. I may need to tweak my goals a bit so they suit me better.
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Dandelion



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is tougher than I remember, and I don't even like snacking, (overly)sweet things and eating large amounts. I find I eat when I don't need anything - or sometimes when I don't even care about what it is I'm eating. But then, when I get that feeling that means I really do *need* to eat, I start second guessing myself. Methinks I have it all backwards.

I've managed to get a few things right though. We had great weather so I got out for some walks in the sunshine. I did a lot of yard work this weekend, too.

My goal for the next week is to to keep doing what I'm doing that's right - and flip the script on the mindless eating
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Dandelion



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like I gained a pound in February. Not exactly what I had in mind. There seem to be a lot of mind games going on in my head right now which may be at play. I don't know, but it's definitely been a February slump. Hoping. No, planning on a better March.
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