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clarinetgal



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm back again! I fell into a pattern of overeating at night again, and it didn't get me anywhere, except I've had increased heartburn, and I haven't lost any weight (although thankfully, I've been active enough that I haven't gained any weight, either). Today is Day 3 of recommitting to No S. Day 1 was great! I wasn't perfectly Vanilla, but I came close! Day 2, I ate at night (and this was after having some tea with coconut milk, cinnamon, and a very tiny amount of sugar, and it was really good). I didn't enjoy the nighttime eating at all, though, so I'm ready to try it again today.
For today, it worked out that I didn't have breakfast until almost noon. Lunch will be at around 4:30-5, and dinner will be at 9, after my Monday band rehearsal. By putting off my meals, I should be able to successfully not eat after dinner tonight. I don't know if I can delay my meals all of the time, because it works out better for my schedule to exercise at around 6 AM, and I'm usually hungry after exercising. However, what I may try, is having something small right after my workout (like an RX bar and some nuts), and having my 3 main meals at 11:30-12, 4:30, and 8:30-9.

Oolala, Sorry to be so late in my reply, but I love your suggestion about having Thursday being my official S day, and two floating days each month!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 3: Great! It even ended up being a Vanilla day! Day 4: So far, so good! I've had a tiny bit of sweets today, but they've been contained in meals (1 TB of chocolate chips and about 1/8 of a cookie I bought for my boys to share). My big test will be tonight.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope you're making it! Consider going to bed earlier a few nights. IF possible.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes!!! I actually really need to start going to bed earlier.😴
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah I try to stop eating at least 2-3 hrs before bed. It makes a huge difference w/ my reflux. I also take a Pepcid ac and sleep on a wedge pillow. My reflux is much better since I started fasting but I cannot have even a drop of caffeine.

Anyway good luck with the nighttime eating !
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Linda!

Update: I made it without eating after dinner! I did get the urge to eat a few times, but I waited it out.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day 5: (yesterday) I made it again! I still had several urges to eat after dinner, but I rode them out. Today is my S day. I plan to keep my eating mostly sane today, but I am getting a piece of pie after Band, and I might get a Starbucks coffee drink this afternoon.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gillian Riley thinks that a lot of our eating is driven by hijacked reward systems gone cuckoo from cruddy food and just a greater acceptance of overeating and lots of sweets and starches. I like the metaphor, even if it isn't true. It's definitely helped me this week. Do I want to reinforce the false reward system or tolerate the desire and dissolve it over time? I'm free to do either, but not free to avoid the results.

Let us know what kind of pie...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oolala, That's a good point, and I will keep doing it. I had pumpkin cream pie tonight, and it was really good. 😀
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not old school on pumpkin pie because it doesn't send me. I like the cream versions better, but I take what I get because neither one is important enough for me to buy one anymore. Now you have me wishing someone brings a cream version to something....
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oolala, I like the pumpkin cream pies much better, too!

Well, yesterday ended up being more challenging. My kids didn't have school, and I took my younger son out for awhile, which means I didn't get lunch until late, which then threw off my dinner, etc... I'm close to finishing the book that Linda mentioned (Delay, Don't Deny), and I'm thinking it might be very feasible for me to Fast for 16 hours and have an 8 hour eating window. That way, I could still have three medium-sized meals, and I would be done eating for the night at around 7 PM. I will still have my special treat on Thursdays, but aside from that, I think this might be a good plan for me (it should help my reflux, it will end the nighttime overeating, etc...). I might start with 14 hours of fasting and gradually work my way up to 16 hours.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me know how it goes! I definitely had to work myself up to the longer fasts too. Getting rid of the nighttime eating should help a lot for sure. Cutting out caffeine was a must for me though most ppl can still tolerate small amounts.

Best of luck!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will do that, Linda! Thanks!

Well, yesterday night was a bust, because I ended up overeating. At least I know it was from fatigue, and that I should have just gone to bed. I will get back on track tonight!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sunday night was a success! I didn't end up eating dinner until a little later, so my Fast was only around 12.5 hours before I had some coffee with creamer in it, but it's a start! At this point, I'm more focused on breaking myself of the nighttime eating, and I can work on the fasting later.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday (Monday) was a fail, but it ended up being a good lesson for me. I ate dinner in the 5 PM hour, which was too close to my band rehearsal, and I ended up with terrible reflux during rehearsal. I also was hungry after Band, so I ended up eating late yesterday night. I think what I might do on both of my band days is have a Vega One shake with fruit and a little healthy fat before rehearsal and eat dinner after rehearsal. I'll still make Thursdays my treat day. I also still want to experiment with fasting the rest of the time, but I really don't think I can do it on Band days.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday night (Tuesday) was a success! I didn't eat after dinner, and my Fast was at least 12.5 hours, possibly closer to 14, since all I've had at this point (I'm writing this at 9:40 AM) is 10 calories of unsweetened creamer in my coffee.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The past several days have gone well, in terms of not overeating at night. That is still my top priority. I also still want to work on building up to a 16:8 eating window, because I’m convinced of the benefits of fasting. The only 2 days a week i’m not sure about yet are my band days, Monday and Thursday, because I don’t eat a lot before Band (it aggravates my reflux, if I do), so I’m always hungry after Band.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick check in to say i’m Doing much better about not overeating at night, and i’ve Built up to a 13-14 hour fast. My goal is to get to 16:8.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations. I'm glad things are going well for you.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, ginger Pie! Yesterday was a fail, but I got back on track today. I really don’t like waking up with an overly full stomach because of eating too late at night.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit by bit.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I really don’t like waking up with an overly full stomach because of eating too late at night.

Me either!! but I keep doing it Rolling Eyes Good luck today.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gingerpie, do you have a check-in thread?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Testing, to see if my new signature works. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good to me Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Strawberry! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there!
How is everything going? Of course I also want to know how your boys and their schooling is going?
Welcome from your fellow WA buddy.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Auto! I’m pretty good! Both of my boys are doing well in school. My older son is in 4th grade, and my younger son is in kindergarten! I’ll have to catch up on your check in, but I hope you’re doing well. Yes, it’s nice to see my WA buddy! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey there! My question about homeschooling on Tobiasmom's thread was for her -- not sure if she is still doing that but I am curious.

My boys are 12 and 8 now! My how quickly they grow.

I often think of you because parenting is already so exhausting, and I seem to remember you sharing about your schedule and how challenging it must have been to get your older son to school (long bus ride or lots of changes throughout the day?) Can't quite remember but I know it sounded hard!

Anyway, good to have you back.

What are your favorite places to take kids in Seattle?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello! It’s been a busy past few weeks. My eating hasn’t been perfect. I’m eating too many sweets, but pretty much all of the sweets I eat are within my 3-4 meals structure, so it’s progress. My habit of overeating at night has gone WAY down. I’ve had the cold/crud that’s been going around pretty much nonstop since November, and lately, i’ve Been too tired to do much at night, besides sleep.
I lost 1.9 pounds this month, which is a start! My goal is to have a slow, sustainable rate of weight loss (like around 2 pounds a month). That is one of the biggest draws of No S: that it focuses on sustainable habits.
My goals for this month are to continue eating 3-4 plates with no extra snacking, and to cut back on sweets.

Hi, Auto! I have actually not yet attempted taking my kids to Seattle. It’s a long drive for us (about 2 hours), and i’m Not sure how my older son (he has autism) would do. As for kids places, the one’s that come to mind are the Seattle Children’s Museum, the aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, and Pike Place Market.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic progress points, really. Give yourself lots of kudos for any observations on them, without getting too obsessed. That way the brain knows what to shoot for, and may help nudge you into whittling away at some of the "offending" habits, too.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So great to see you're still hanging in there and continuing to make progress!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, February was a rough month for me, eating wise. My birthday and Valentine’s Day are almost back to back (my birthday was Feb. 10), and I had a hard time getting back on track after that (sigh). On the plus side, my nighttime bingeing is still way lower than what it used to be, so that’s something.
I’ve spent the past few days tracking literally everything I eat, and it has been very instructive. I’ve realized that two of the areas where i’m Still struggling are that my portions are too big, and i’m Still having days where I don’t eat lunch (because of being too busy), and I make up for it at dinner.
My goals, for now, will be to make eating lunch a priority, and to really focus on the portion sizes of what I put on my plate.
I’ll try to check in a little more often, too, because I could definitely use more accountability and inspiration from the other check ins and threads in this forum.
I’ll also hold off on updating my BMI, until I see whether these changes work for me.

Linda and oolala, Thanks!

Heather
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there Clarinetgal! Smile
Hope March is going better for you.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Auto!

Well, today is my day to recommit, so I hope the rest of the month goes better!
How are you?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kudos on reduced night eating. THAT is a big one for so many people.

It's funny, usually when I miss a meal or go very long between meals, if I really pay attention, I get full faster than normal. But I used to just keep going.

For your purposes, it does sound like somehow insisting on some kind of lunch is a good habit for you to aim for, just so that there's no justifying overages at the next meal. Besides, if we always make up for the food we miss, how will there ever be a reason for the body to dip into those stores we want to get rid of? Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oolala, That is a good point, and my goal for this week, while my kids are on Spring Break, is to eat lunch every day.

Well, this past month has gone better. I managed to lose the 3 or so pounds I gained in February. My naturopath put me on a moderate-carb diet (around 200 g a day), and she wants me to be strictly dairy free for the next few weeks. She also wants me to do IF 2-3 days a week.
The moderate-carb diet part is going okay. I actually feel better, when I eat fewer carbs. Being strictly dairy free has had its ups and downs, mainly because there is literally no one else in my circle of family and friends who eats dairy free. It’s easy for me to eat dairy free at home, but it’s very hard, when I eat out, or i’m At a social gathering.
I have figured out one day where it’s easy to do IF (I stop eating at around 7 PM Friday night, and I don’t eat again until 11 AM or so on Saturday. I think Wednesdays might work, and i’ll Also try it on Sundays (except for today, because it’s Easter). The rest of the week is hard, because on the nights I have band rehearsals, I usually end up feeling hungry afterwards.
That’s it, for now! For this month, i’ll Continue to follow my naturopath’s recommendations, and i’ll Try to aim for doing IF 3 Days a week.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m just doing a quick check in. I’m at a bit of a loss, in terms of weight loss. I’ve been stuck in a plateau basically since January. I tried fasting, but unfortunately it didn’t work for me. I’ve had to take on a much more active role in my son’s therapy, plus i’m much busier with my music, so I feel like I need more constant energy. On the plus side, i’m doing a lot better with the No S habits! I’m consistently eating 3-4 meals a day, i’m Usually only eating at night if I haven’t had dinner yet, and the overeating I was doing at night has become far less frequent. I guess i’m At a point where I need to tweak what is on my plates — although my eating is mostly clean, so i’m Not sure how much more tweaking I can do. Maybe I just need to trust the process...
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One weight loss guru I follow says “weight loss is an ugly science” and I believe it. Some people lose weight readily on a moderate diet and others don’t. At times I have felt like i’m doing about all I’m willing to do, and other times I feel there is considerable room for improvement and my weight is about the same either way. I am in a room for improvement moment 😆 Are you still doing moderate carbs?
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Larkspur, Thanks, and i’m glad you understand. I never thought weight loss would be this hard, but I am not giving up. Yes, I am still doing moderate carbs. I feel my best when I eat that way.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry the fasting didn’t work for you! I’m not trying to talk you into doing it but just know it takes about three weeks to adjust. Those 3 weeks will pretty much suck till your body is fat adapted. Then you should have more energy then ever, not less. That being said it may just not be a good time to have to deal sit( the adjustment period but maybe in the future.

Glad NoS is going well, though!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Linda! I’m actually not going to rule out fasting entirely. I spent the past week not eating after dinner, because my family went on vacation to a camp that provided 3 meals for us, but nothing after dinner (except for the last night, when we had S’mores!), and going about 14 hours between dinner and breakfast actually felt really nice! I think I could probably do a bare minimum of 12-14 hours of fasting 5 Days a week. The only two days it really won’t work are Wednesday’s (I just started a Taekwondo class that runs from 6-7, and it’s pretty intense), and Thursdays (my band rehearsal).


As for how i’m Doing, i’m Still working on kicking the nighttime eating, but this past week showed me that I am more than capable of not eating after dinner. I did eat late yesterday night (I was tired), so I think that if I try going to bed earlier, then that should hopefully stop the nighttime eating.
I’m committed to eating 3 meals today, and breakfast went well, so two meals to go!

Breakfast: Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter protein granola with unsweetened vanilla almond milk, uncurled bacon, a clementine, coffee.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update: Yesterday ended up being a mixed day. In terms of eating 3 meals and not eating after dinner, yesterday was a success. I did have two mini ice cream cones with dinner, which is why I would call the day a mixed day. I’m not ready for Vanilla No S, but I think I might be willing to take baby steps towards it, by having at least 1-2 Days a week (for now) where I don’t eat sweets.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baby steps are great. Also a 12-14 hr fast combined with NoS could be very powerful!

Keep on tweaking—you’ll get there!

Linda
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Linda!

I’m still continuing to plug away at improving my eating habits. Yesterday was a good day. I did have a couple of small sweets, but they were with meals (or very close to meal time), and I ate 3 meals, with nothing after dinner except for a cup of tea.
Today will be a 4 meal day, because I have a Taekwondo class tonight, so I will eat something small before the class, and eat dinner after the class.
I will try to catch up on other check in threads a little later!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The past couple of days went pretty well. I did not eat after dinner on Tuesday or Wednesday, and every time I ate sweets, they were part of a meal. I normally treat Thursdays as an S day, and I did go sort of ‘hog wild’ yesterday, but i’m Okay with that. I’ll try to rein it in a little bit next Thursday, but I won’t be super strict about it. I plan on keeping my eating more structured today and tomorrow, because my son’s birthday is on Sunday (he turns 7), and we’re having a big party for him.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have fun with your son tomorrow for the birthday party!
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