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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sending good thoughts your and baby's way. How old is she? And do you have more than one daughter or am I getting you mixed up with Sinny or Tess or something?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Auto! I have just one kid and as I say, one is definitely enough for me Laughing

TUESDAY 56.9 Mr. Green (rapid water weight loss, I guess)

B: 2 slices ww bread with smoked fish and vegetable spread, half an apple
chai coffee (sweet and milky)
L: quiche, grapes
D: pierogi


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So how did daycare go?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As bad as yesterday, and my husband reported that she had tried to escape once they got there. Well, it's only her second day, I can't realistically expect that an introverted 21-month old will perfectly adjust to the situation in a matter of days. I guess we're talking weeks, maybe months. Gosh, I'm still quite uncomfortable in social situations involving lots of people at the same time, and I'm 33. I completely understand her distress, but the daycare option is the best long-term solution we could come up with.
The fact that both husband and I have extremely stressful time at work right now doesn't help. I just keep telling myself that sticking to NoS at least eliminates the gluttony problem, so there's one less thing to worry about. As P said this afternoon, "let's not make the day worse by overeating".
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WEDNESDAY Embarassed 56.8

B: tuna&egg sandwich, small banana
L: quiche, pear
milky coffee
D: split pea soup, dinner roll
fail: 2 pieces chocolate, fudge candy, large piece of brownie

I had craved that brownie all day long, managed to white-knuckle it until early evening, and gave up. I wolfed down the candy in the hope that something smaller and less calorie dense would satisfy my desperate sugar craving. I should have eaten the damn brownie in the first place.
N seems to be making some progress in daycare, and taking interest in some of the activities, especially the musical ones. She's still complaining, though.
I'm incredibly stressed right now, and we'll be having guests over the weekend, so I won't be able to relax even then. I focus on putting one foot in front of the other.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, and thanks for coming by my journal! It's really stressful to leave your little one at first. Thankfully, kids are so resilient, and I bet in short order she'll be loving the time time to play with other kids. Hang in there!

I've just let go of calorie counting too, and it is very freeing, though scary. You can do it, and you'll be much happier for it I think. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

THURSDAY Embarassed 56.8

B: (large plate) 2 slices ww bread, salmon pate, 2 eggs, celery, 2 small pumpkin pancakes
fail: coworker brought some mini crullers, I had 1
L: open-faced egg salad sandwich, a little bit of sausage
D: chicken drumstick, 1/2 potato, cup of broth, 1/2 apple
fail: I ate a bowl of potato salad I was making for the guests, some chocolates and candy.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FRIDAY 57.5 Embarassed

B: cottage cheese with chives and avocado, slice of bread/butter, half an apple
L: whole wheat pb&b sandwich, milk
D: dinner roll, split pea soup
fail: two pancakes I was making for Nina

I have to stop viewing failure as a "treat", and see it for what it really is: self-sabotage that makes my previous efforts go to waste.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SATURDAY 57.1 Wink

B: cottage cheese with avocado and chives, slice of bread/butter, half an apple, 3 pancakes with maple syrup
L: sausage with fixings, roll, cruller, 4 squares hazelnut chocolate
snack: 3 squares white chocolate with blackcurrants
D: 2 pigs in blankets, salad, chocolate cake with blackcurrants

Ugh, I'm feeling so full this evening. Dinner was too rich, I don't even like chocolate that much, and I always feel yucky when I skip eating at least two pieces of fruit every day or have sweets on empty stomach. Tomorrow we're having dinner with extended family, but I don't want to go to bed feeling stuffed and miserable.
N is getting used to the daycare, I think. She waves goodbye or fist bumps the ladies that work there when we leave, she's started participating in the activities, and so on. Of course, she's not happy when we walk there in the morning, but it seems it doesn't last long. My more experienced friend told me to look for the signs of distress when we come to pick her up from daycare - if there are none, she's probably okay most of the time. Crying when we leave her there in the morning is normal and to be expected for a longer period of time. Sounds like reasonable advice.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really tuning in to what I like to eat too, and what I don't like that much but always thought I did! lol The too-full feeling is really uncomfortable. It's definitely a challenge to find the just right feeling.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alene, it always amazes me how people believe they like or even love some food, only to discover it's not that good when they eat the thing with mindfulness and attention. We're so used to the autopilot mode.

SUNDAY 57.4 Wink
MONDAY 57.3 Wink (national holiday)

3 S-days in a row! Whew! The weekend plus the holiday were so hectic I couldn't find the time to post or report my meals, so I only weighed myself. The family visit went as expected - we were all tired and yelling at each other at the end of it. What a mess. My eating was chaotic, too. I hate nibbling along and not sitting down to real meals.
N has come down with a cold, so no daycare for her this week. I'll take some days off to stay with her. Given the recent situation in the office, I'd rather care for a sick toddler than go there!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my goodness! Work must be stressful if you'd rather stay home with a sick toddler, lol. Good luck with the family situation, Imogen! So glad to hear that N is adapting to daycare; actually especially happy to hear that you are feeling a bit more settled about things.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whew, I think I spoke too soon! I'm absolutely exhausted after this week, and I struggled A LOT to stay on track. I had extra nibbles when seasoning food, plus my dinner plates were really full. Combined with the extra S-day, no wonder why my weight stayed the same at 57.1 this Saturday.
Food-wise, the weekend has been okay so far. We attended a birthday party yesterday, so I had a piece of cake for dessert and some appetizers before the main course. I'm grazing today, but it doesn't feel good at all.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monday - Embarassed I ate too little at breakfast, so I ended up cramming in all edible proteins I had at home in the evening
Tuesday - Embarassed same
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - Mr. Green back on track BUT with eyeballing my calories and portion control

I'm a small person with huge appetite and some serious cooking and baking skills. If I don't control what and how much I put on my three plates, the calories add up fast, and the best I can hope for is maintenance. I don't want maintenance, I want fat loss. I still don't know if I should stop counting on weekends or just set up some upper limit. Two wild days can completely wipe out any progress I've made during the week.
My husband is sticking to NoS without any problems. I'm curious about his weigh-in on Saturday - last week it showed 0.5 kg loss. Very encouraging!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also find that if Indon’t get the breakfast right it throws me. Your cooking skills sound yummy!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you ever experimented with just Sunday being an S Day? I'm just curious, and have no idea whether that would be a good thing or a bad thing (or a neutral thing) for you.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On Saturday I went decidedly wild, eating all sugar in sight… just because I couldn't get the treat I had been dreaming about for the entire week.
Sunday was much tamer. I tried out a new cake recipe, didn't like the final result, and so I left it almost untouched.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MONDAY Mr. Green Yay! Super easy N-day.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TUESDAY Mr. Green Feeling positive!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Long time, no see.
This last month has been a rollercoaster ride. N was continuously sick for three weeks straight (first a rather nasty case of strep throat plus bonus allergy for her prescribed antibiotic, then a common cold). The first few days were especially draining for us all, and we even landed in an emergency department due toher unrelenting high fever. Then we got news about one of our older relatives in an ICU. My husband had to go visit his company's HQ at the end of the month, so I was stuck at home with a sick toddler and a very bad state of mind. My mom had to see a dermatologist ASAP because of a strange mole spreading quickly on her chest (she's fine now, though). We had to cancel our Christmas plans which included visiting my SIL and seeing my in-laws there, and we also missed a traditional family gathering from my maternal side. I self-medicated with cooking shows, and in result I was breaking every NoS rule on a regular basis. Growing resentful, I resorted to calorie counting, which worked for exactly one day. Numerous birthday celebrations in my family combined with a weekend followed by three Christmas days made me gain half a kilo. Weight-wise, I'm back to square one, more or less, at 57.9.
On the plus side, I got myself a smartband for Christmas, and it gives me insane motivation to hit my 10 000 steps target. I've also restarted walking workouts, and words cannot describe how much regular exercise lifts my mood - to the point I don't even care about burning calories.
One interesting observation about S-days: my weekends are completely unsatisfying unless I bake something. That's an unbreakable habit I picked from my mom. If I don't bake a cake on Saturday evenings, I always end up eating random crap.
Enough with self-pity. I do have to admit I'm worried about Sunday, New Year's Eve and the New Year Day, but I try to stay calm. What counts the most is what I do from New Year to Christmas, right?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great post, Imogen! You had me alternatively laughing and then gasping! Glad your mom and N are OK.

I TOTALLY relate about the walking. It is my very best anti-depressant. And burning calories is exactly ZERO motivation for my walks. However, being able to move without pain definitely motivates me. I love feeling physically spry. And of course, HappyHerder gets his heart broken if we don't walk. Smile

Girl, bake your cake! And tell us every Saturday night which type you baked! And then eat a slice Sat. night, and 2 slices on Sun, and then give the rest away on Monday. Smile

And yes, these few days are a drop in the bucket compared to our long-term habits.

Happy New Year!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes on the walking! I also do it for my mood and my health/fitness. I've never tracked calories burned or cared.

Interesting about the need to bake a cake weekly. The thought of doing that every week just makes me tired, but I can see how you would miss it if it's been a habit. But as automatedeating pointed out, bake your cake if it makes you happy! It fits in with the No S structure. And just like you said that what matters is what you do between New Year and Christmas, what also matters most is what you do between Sunday and Saturday (as long as, as Reinhard says, we're not idiots on our S days Smile )
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay! There's more of us walkers! As for the cake... I adore baking. I adore eating what I baked. I have 3 million bookmarks of recipes to try out. It makes me happy, and makes my house feel like home. And the cats loooove napping on the stovetop when something is in the oven. Happy cats = happy owners, duh.
I'm wondering what to do about the evening. We're not the partying types, and New Year's Eve is just regular quiet evening at our place. I'm not planning on cooking anything special, but my husband's prepared movies and snacks for us. He's definitely taking his S-days today and tomorrow. I know I'll be tempted to eat the crisps. Shall I count movies&snacks as an S-event?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes! Today is an S Day, no doubt about it.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Auto, so it was Smile
It's rare for me to have any resolutions for a new year. But here they go:
1. Weighing only once a week, on Saturday mornings.
2. Complying with the basic NoS rules for six months, until Jun 1, no mods allowed.
3. Keeping a HabitCal.
4. Updating my thread and reading others' entries at least once a week.
Happy 2019, dear friends!
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TUESDAY Wink
Ugh. I'm totally stuffed. We were invited to dinner, and before we went out I'd eaten tons of different snacks and nibbles, just because I could. The worst kind of an S-day for sure. On hindsight, I could've had a smaller portion of the main course. The N-day normalcy is just what I crave for the next few days.
10 000 steps today, including a shortish walk in drizzling rain and two 1-mile workouts. I really didn't feel like exercising today, but I somehow managed to convince myself to just start. Once I started, I wanted to hit x number of steps, and so I continued. Still, it didn't feel as good as usual, I was just too tired. But now I'm proud.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Imogen - Great job on the walk in the rain! What do you do with N while you walk? Is she in the stroller/pram or do you leave her with hubby?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Imogen - fantastic that you managed all that exercise, and in the rain too! I really admire that.

Yes, those Quality Street sweets are vintage classics here in the UK! And you can get them all year round. You must ask your friend to get you some...though beware their addictive power! 😂
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PS. I’m also resolving to return to Habitcal this year, too. I’m now looking back at that phase I had in the summer (where I felt unnerved by my own compliance) and wondering if perhaps there was nothing to be afraid of. Doing something strictly IS a bit weird, certainly for a person like me, but I don’t think I was heading towards a compulsive mental/eating disorder. No S is too moderate for that. Habitcal really works. It simply makes you do No S!...and that’s what we must do! Smile

Doing something less strictly weakens the bonds of habit. When I stopped Habitcal, I was never as successful again with either compliance or weight loss. So I’m returning to the safety of strictness, filling in those little squares everyday, and I don’t care if it feels weird!

Good luck with your resolutions and yes, do keep checking in! I will too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WEDNESDAY Mr. Green
Success today with moderate meals and a small latte with just a tiny teaspoon of sugar between breakfast and lunch. Something has given me heartburn, though, so I've just had some milk, too. My colleague is back to work and she brought me a beautifully crafted tin of Russian pralines. I put them in the kitchen, at the back of the highest shelf in the cupboard I open least frequently.
9400 steps today. Our washing machine flooded the bathroom, and the cleanup took an hour, then I was helping P fix the issue. That meant a late bedtime for N and less "me time". I was soooo tempted to skip working out in the evening, using a legitimate excuse that I can't fall asleep if I exercise past 8 PM. Then I reminded myself of a great quote from the Discworld books: Once you had a good excuse, you opened the door to bad excuses. So I did a new 1-mile segment which Walk At Home guys posted on YouTube just a day or two ago. I'm so glad I did! The moves and the music were super fun and immediately boosted my mood and gave me energy for breakfast and lunch meal prep (I rarely eat out and prefer to have homemade food on hand).
Auto, thanks! We either take walks together when possible, or I just offer to run some errands while P and N play. I rarely take a walk just for the sake of walking.
Octavia, I avoided the HabitCal for some time, because every failure, no matter how small and insignificant in the long term, led me straight to the What the Hell Effect. To paraphrase our Dear Leader, you can't make your square any more red, so you think you may as well "enjoy" yourself. I'm still not sure how to overcome the demoralising effect the HabitCal has on me, but I want to trust the process. If you're WTH effect-free, I truly, deeply envy you Laughing
To all the lovely people reading my thread, I have a humble request to ask: please point out to me when I mix American and British vocabulary/spelling in my writing. As a non-native speaker of English, I probably don't even notice it much. But if I can get better at grasping the subtleties of different varieties, I don't want to miss the chance!
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Wow - our washing machine conked out tonight, too! Surprised Strange coincidence! I don’t think we can fix it ourselves, though. The error code is something to do with a ‘pressure switch’.... Crying or Very sad

I can’t believe you’re not a native English speaker, Imogen! Your command of the language is amazing! I haven’t noticed you mixing up the American and English spellings, though often our computers do that for us, don’t you find?

I do get WTH...but somehow Habitcal helps me not go wrong in the first place. Once I have had a failure though, I find it hard not to write off the whole day.

DH is swearing at the washing machine. I will get no sleep tonight. Bah!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THURSDAY Mr. Green

Bad day overall, but at least diet-wise I succeeded. I wanted to snack my way through the afternoon, but miraculously, I found the strength to resist and just wait for the mealtime.
10 000 hard-earned steps. Another day when I wanted to skip exercise and wallow in misery on the couch. I'm happy I didn't, though. Workouts are funny that way - you never regret doing them, but sometimes showing up for them feels like an unsurmountable task. And when N hears the word "exercise", she starts stomping in place and pointing to the laptop, encouraging me to start Laughing
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Sorry to hear you had a bad day. But it’s fantastic that you still made it a green. Go, you! Smile
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"insurmountable". Smile

I agree with Octavia - I assumed you were Native Brit living in Poland. Especially with a name like Imogen! But then you would talk about how much family lives near you and I'd wonder if you're actually Polish.

In either case, there's no doubt you have quite the noggin'. Laughing As in, you are smart as a whip.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Auto, thanks for noticing my mistake. And for your gracious compliments, of course! The thing is, I've lost pretty much all contact (except for occassional text messages) with my American and British friends living in my city, and I caught myself making more and more errors in my writing, not to mention my pronunciation is just horrid now. It doesn't matter how many years you've been speaking a foreign language, once you stop using it in face-to-face interactions, it all goes downhill. So feel free to correct me when necessary.
Octavia, thanks for the encouragement. I feel like I should take more pride in my latest NoS accomplishments, but I've been feeling so listless and blah lately that I don't have much energy to spare for celebrating. Wrong phase of the Moon, perhaps Laughing

FRIDAY Mr. Green

I somehow managed to keep the day green, which is a real surprise to me. I suspect regular exercise has something to do with my green streak this week.
10 000 steps, all by walking, no formal exercise.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excessive weekend. I hit my walking target on Saturday. On Sunday I missed some 300 steps to reach my goal. Current weight: 56.9.

MONDAY Mr. Green
I feel like my plates could have been smaller, but as far as the habit goes, all was golden (I mean, green). 10 000 steps, including 1 mile workout. Kinda busy this evening, so here's the quick update, and hopefully I'll have a spare minute to write more and (most importantly) check what the rest of you is doing tomorrow morning. Have a green week!
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You too Imogen.
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TUESDAY Embarassed

Failure today. I was ravenous and had seconds right after lunch. But there was a success, too: I didn't let the WTH effect ruin the rest of my day. I accepted that perhaps there was a powerful biological reason for me to overeat in that moment, and kept it green afterwards. In the evening I was briefly contemplating throwing in the towel and gorging on white chocolate, but I told myself "naaah, that wouldn't be enjoyable at all", and I put the chocolate back in the cupboard.
10 000 steps today. I've been pretty consistent with that goal. Walking and light cardio are such productivity boosters!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you are really getting this, well done

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WEDNESDAY Embarassed
Another failure - seconds at dinner. The weather is just awful, it seems as if we haven't seen any sun in two months. I've come down with a nasty little cold, which is only slightly uncomfortable physically, but makes me sooo miserable anyway. This combined with TOTM is a recipe for disaster. I'm taking things easy, though. I can't reasonably expect any weight loss or perhaps even maintenance this week. I'm focusing on the habit, not stats.
After several vanilla weeks I sometimes find myself feeling too full after meals. 5 or 6 hours pass, and I'm not even slightly hungry, which is a sure signal I'm overeating a little bit - not enough to gain weight in a noticeable way, perhaps, but stay in the maintenance zone forever. I miss having healthy appetite for a meal, so I'm thinking of reducing my portions in some way, maybe by removing some of the calorie-dense stuff and replacing it with extra vegetables and/or fruit. I'm still mulling over it.
10 000 steps.
On the plus side, N is happy and comfortable in the daycare at last. What a relief!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Imogen, haven't visited in awhile. Finding the sweet spot on amounts at meals has been my quest for quite awhile. It used to be so obvious. My true hunger has declined so much, but not my desire for food! Sad I'm glad to see you will try to work this out on Vanilla for several months. Only then can you know if you need something different.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear N is settled at last!

The tweaking of the total amount/composition of the meal can be kind of fun, sometimes. Smile It's like a little experiment.

What is TOTM?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time Of The Month. When we are not really in charge of our weight, if we ever completely are.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m also finding that I’m not so hungry at the moment. But for me, this is very novel, as the usual thing is for me to feel hungry very soon after a meal - not true hunger of course, though it is a physical feeling - maybe some kind of insulin spike when my body expects a snack to come. It’s so hard to find that sweet spot where one is eating just enough to feel reasonably satisfied and maintain a slim physique. I’m certainly not there yet....still focussing on habit-building. It’s a slow game, but I’m sticking at it, thanks to the support of the forum, and especially the insights from veteran members!

Great to hear that little N has settled into daycare! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THURSDAY, FRIDAY Mr. Green
Weekly weigh-in: 56.7, so modest loss.
Lots of permasnacking this weekend. We're all fighting some nasty cold. I can't taste my food right now, and in consequence eat a lot of different bits and nibbles in the hope that something will wake up my sense of smell and let me enjoy eating again.
MONDAY Embarassed
Minor failure - I finished N's vanilla pudding in the evening. Still no sense of taste or smell. It feels as if I was eating cardboard all the time.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, sounds like you've been under the weather for several days now. Sorry Imogen. Crying or Very sad
I hope you have a good restful sleep and feel better soon.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I'm feeling a bit better now, but still can't exercise, it makes me dizzy.
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Get well soon, Imogen!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the good wishes. It seems like I'm improving, but I've booked an appointment with my GP to make sure everything really is okay. The dizziness and short breath don't seem normal to me if it comes to a garden-variety cold. N and P are fine, though, recovering at the speed of light. I can't keep up with them, too much energy Laughing
TUESDAY Mr. Green
WEDNESDAY Embarassed I regained my sense of smell, and P brought me some oreo cheesecake from our local bakery to celebrate that fact. I just couldn't resist... He declared today to be a sick-day, but did so retroactively, so that's cheating in my book. But as I said, I didn't even try to fight the urge to eat. Le sigh.
This week has been full of undereating, overeating, just not "just right" eating. Not being able to move as much as I used to is a real bummer, too. Still, I have two more days to repair the damage and stay strict and focused. Onwards!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's to green Thursday and Friday. You KNOW you'll be glad if you get them.
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