liveitup's check-in

Counting carbs/calories is a drag. Obsessive scale stepping is a recipe for despair. If you want to count something, "days on habit" is a much better metric. Checking off days on a calendar would do just fine, but if you do it here you get accountability and support. Here's how. Start a new topic in this forum called (say) "Your Name Daily Check In." Then every N day post a "reply" to that topic as to whether you stayed on habit. A simple "<font color="green">SUCCESS</font>" or "<font color="red">FAILURE</font>" (or your preferred euphemism if that's too harsh) is sufficient, but obviously you're welcome to write more if you want. On S-days just register that you're taking an S-day. You don't have to do this forever, just until you're confident you've built the habit. Feel free to check in weekly or monthly or sporadically instead of daily. Feel free also to track other habits besides No-s (I'm keeping this forum under No-s because that's what the vast majority are using it for). See also my <a href="/habitcal/">HabitCal</a> tool for another more formal (and perhaps complementary) way to track habits.

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Re: liveitup's check-in

Post by automatedeating » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:21 pm

LOL - my husband says exactly the same thing about guac on eggs. Which are two things that separately he adores.

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Post by margot17 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:27 pm

OMG eggs and guacamole... :shock: I hate them too!

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Post by liveitup » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:20 am

Success

B - mini bagel, eggs, sausage, green beans
L - veg burrito, chips
D - chow fun, general chicken, moo shu veg

I am very happy for this week's upcoming N days. :)

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Post by liveitup » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:35 am

Success

B - eggs, potatoes, kale, orange scone
L - veg burrito, chips
D - tortellini soup, garlic toast

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Post by liveitup » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:21 am

Success

B - cereal w/ milk
L - leftover Chinese food (at home with pink eye :evil:)
D - burrito, salad, chips

OK, it may look a little crazy this week with all these burritos, and part if me is ashamed by them. To be fair, these are NOT my local taqueria's indulgent burritos this week. The lunch ones from work are pretty healthy (no cheese, fresh veg, whole ingredients), and not enormous. And tonight's is actually homemade Mexican rice, and refried beans from the instant pot, and both are very healthy recipes, and delicious too.

If you have an instant pot and haven't made refried beans in it yet, you're missing out! We like them to be a much more soupy consistency when they're done cooking, because they gel up a lot as they cool. https://www.wellplated.com/instant-pot-refried-beans/

So there, I feel better now. :lol:

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Post by automatedeating » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:27 am

(no cheese
:cry: :cry:

Oh, the cheese. Love the cheese.
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Post by liveitup » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:44 am

Success

B - oatmeal, nuts and dried fruit, soy milk
L - sub sandwich
D - tortilla soup

@Auto Oh I know, I hear ya. :P

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Post by liveitup » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:16 pm

WTH

I've been sick, and despite that, it's been easy this week. Until today. Which I'm just letting you all know well before the day is over that it's a failure, and I've already had a few pieces of candy and a snack. :|

One thing is that these little slip ups add up. Looking at my calendar, last week was all S days, and this week I've got 4 successful N days. With weekends and everything, it's 12 days into April and 4 of them have been successful N days. Not great. :x
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Post by Soprano » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:23 pm

If you're ill don't beat yourself up. Keep moving forward if you manage more nos days in the next 12 days that's progress.

Little by little make the changes.

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Post by automatedeating » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:52 pm

I mean - it's not like you get to go to Hawaii very often! It'll be OK, you'll get back in the saddle soon.
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Post by liveitup » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:49 am

Just what I needed to hear. Thank you both for the encouragement!

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Post by liveitup » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:50 am

Success

B - oatmeal, pear, soy milk
L - kale and black bean salad
D - tomato soup with farro, farinata

Healthy and hearty meals today. I feel good. 8)

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Post by liveitup » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:52 pm

WTH

B - oatmeal, banana, soy milk
L - veg wrap, potatoes, salad, chips
S - 3 cookies!
D - quesadilla, zucchini, more chips

Up at 4:30 to help my dad. Early breakfast at 7. Work conference all day. Late lunch at 2. Not enough sleep. It was a big departure from my normal routine, but I think I did alright, and I'm back on the wagon today. 😎
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Post by liveitup » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:40 pm

We have oatmeal, fresh fruit, and some oatmeal toppers like ground flax, and hemp and chia seeds both at home and at the office now. So by default my oatmeal is: ~1.5c cooked oats, a healthy topper, one serving of fresh fruit, and unsweetened soy milk.

I'll call it oatmeal #1 for brevity from now on.

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Post by liveitup » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:45 am

Failure

OK, almost a Success

B - oatmeal #1
L - tofu and kale salad
S - handful of almonds and raisins
D - spaghetti squash bowl

I am exhausted still. I was up so late last night, and that's after such a little amount of sleep the night before. I don't know what's up with my sleeping issues this week. I'm still feeling sick, coughing sometimes, and very low energy. It was worst right after lunch, and I found a chair in the office in the corner where I could do light work and rest for an hour. Not fun. :(

While technically a fail, I'm just being overly strict about it. Overall today was good, single portions, just that little healthy snack this afternoon to get me through a terribly low energy afternoon.

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Post by automatedeating » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:58 am

Hope you feel better soon! Hugs!
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Post by liveitup » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:37 am

Thanks! I am feeling better today. Although, I was woken up late last night by a phone call and it took me forever to get back to sleep! :x

WTH today, here's what happened. Look at all these S's. I hit all three today! :(

B - oatmeal #1
S - cashews, banana (healthy, but unnecessary)
L - potatoes, cabbage, and greens
S - raisins (healthy, and probably like 1/8c, but again totally unnecessary)
D - tofu alfredo pasta, salad
S - tofu alfredo pasta (seconds gah!)
S - chocolate cupcake!

I was just grazing today. Pretty much every couple of hours. Sadness. But, I feel a lot better overall than yesterday, and I'm looking forward to regular meals tomorrow.

The cupcake was from my adorable little 5 year old, who just "graduated" after a year's worth of speech/short term memory work with a teacher in the neighborhood. Her speech teacher gave her 4 cupcakes to take home to celebrate with the family, and she was so excited to share that I just went for it. Of course, I ate the whole thing, but I didn't have to. Oh well.

Auto, got any good nicknames for a really sweet, energetic 5 year old girl who loves jokes, crashing into things, and making weird noises?
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Post by Soprano » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:07 am

Eating the cup cake was a good call, those moments with our kids are too precious.

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Post by nettee » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:28 am

Well done to your daughter. I am sure that counts as an S event :)
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Post by automatedeating » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:33 pm

I sure do have a name - Live Wire. :-)

About the alfredo pasta, that was absolutely one of my trigger foods. I gave up pasta last summer and somehow have never looked back. It was the type of food that I could eat FOREVER and never stop, and yet I never ever crave it (lucky). In fact, I still make spaghetti for the family one night a week, but I just make a beef salad bowl from it for myself. Anyway, all that to say that it's pretty easy to go back for seconds on pasta. :lol:
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Post by liveitup » Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:05 am

Success

B - oatmeal #1
L - tomato soup w/ farro, bread
D - black bean and quinoa salad, beer

Today, I made a conscious effort to ensure my portions would satisfy me until the next meal. It seems like it's only just another 2-3 bites of food to prevent me from snacking or whatnot. I feel pretty good, except that this cold just is not staying away. One day/hour/minute it's gone, and the next I've got a sore throat and my energy is zapped. I wish I was either just sick or not sick. :x

OMG LiveWire! Yes! LiveWire! LiveWire is eating a blue lollipop right now, and is no closer to the gum inside of it than she was 30 minutes ago. Amazing patience she has. :D Sometime, maybe we can work on a name for her older sister when she drops an S on me, which shouldn't be too long.

Soprano and Nettee, thank you very much! I agree, and I show no guilt in front of her. So proud of how hard she worked on this!

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Post by liveitup » Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:08 am

Re: Alfredo. I know, it's way too good, and way too tempting. I need to put it in the same category as pizza. I've got to set up meals around this with a lot more diligence, like maybe put it on the plates, then pack up the rest, floss, brush teeth, mouthwash, etc., so there's no temptation at all afterwards. :)

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Post by liveitup » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:01 am

Failure

B - grape nuts, banana
L - farro and bean salad w/ greens and other veg, and a light dressing.
S - cashews
D - chickpea soup, avocado toast

I could have claimed a success if I put the cashews in my salad today! It was just a bit too small to get me through lunch. Normally they're big, but I went to a different salad bar today, and the tongs and bowls are all different, so I wasn't able to eyeball my salad portions well today, and I *knew* it was too small. Oh well. :)

Despite today's habit fail, I didn't overeat.

Also, my salads are starting to recur. They're always the same variation of beans/tofu/grains, some kind of greens and other veg, and some kind of light dressing. It's a lot of salad, like a big bowl full of it. I'm just going to call this salad #1. So I'll probably have a lot of the same looking meals coming up.

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Post by nettee » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:54 am

Your salads sound great. Sounds like you are on it with the portion control for next time.
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Post by liveitup » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:00 am

Thank you! They are delicious, and I have really been enjoying them. I don't get an afternoon lull in energy, and instead I'm energized and full through the evening. That is, except when I've been sick this week, which still randomly seems to come up for an hour or so for no reason! Ugh. Anyway, these defaults have been working very well for me. Today, my big ol' salad #1 was lots of green lentils and farro, spring mix, romaine, radish, carrot, tomatoes, with a mustard vinaigrette.

Oh, and I had a physical today. Overall, healthy. My blood pressure is up though, and I have a history of high cholesterol. So, in a few days I'm going to get the blood work done to see where I stand now. I talked to my doctor about healthy food choices and moderation. Between my newly found sane defaults (oatmeal #1 and salad #1), and my moderation with NoS, this should improve over time.

My blood pressure is a bit high at 137/90. This always comes down when I measure it at home, and I'll post an update to this after I get a few consistent readings throughout the week. My BMI is 27.72, and I'll follow up with my initial lab results in a couple weeks. My doctor said that lifestyle changes show up in blood work after 3 months, so I'll compare the results I get this week to those I get in 3+ months or so. Anxious to see what happens!
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Post by liveitup » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:54 am

Success

B - oatmeal #1
L - salad #1
D - chocolate smoothie, avocado toast

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Post by April » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:55 am

Hello! Thank you for your supportive comment in my diary! I thought I would check out your check-in. Looks like we have similar tastes - healthy most of the time with some fun meals mixed in - I too an am Taco Bell fan, and also love almost all veggies prepared well at home.

I love your owl photo - as a child my dad had three of them (he was a falconer) so I got to see them every day. They are amazing animals to see up close!
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Post by liveitup » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:18 am

Aw, owls are amazing! I would love to see one up close one day. :) I guess I can just research falconers in the area. I didn't even think of it! How lucky of you to have had that experience growing up.

Failure

B - oatmeal #1
L - salad #1
S - nuts and dried fruit
D - veggie potato bowl

Ex - treadmill

Oops, went for the danged snack today. I was full after lunch today too. I've been back to the gym this week, so maybe that's whats making me more hungry. I've also been mildly preoccupied about my blood pressure, even though it's not even all that bad. Also, I heard last night that one of our kids' teachers just lost her (adult) son to a sudden illness, and I talked with her this morning, and just felt horrible for her. It's so sad. I can't even imagine. :( So maybe between the stress and exercise, I turned to snacks today.

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Post by liveitup » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:19 am

WTH

B - oatmeal #1
L - salad #1
S - all fruit smoothie (coworkers pressure, seriously they said "let's all get the same one" lol)
D - chickpeas, green beans, quinoa
S - chocolate date balls

I did not need either of the S's today. I gave into peer pressure and then justified it by thinking oh it's all fruit, no problem. But, I'm starting to develop bad habits again and I'm starting to justify it by telling myself that it's healthy. Let's try again tomorrow. :)
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Post by automatedeating » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:10 am

Tomorrow is always a fresh day.
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Post by liveitup » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:29 am

Thanks Auto! It's amazing how much a little encouragement helps.

By the way, in the past 13 days I've had 4 WTH days and 3 Failure days. Some of those regular one-S fail days are really not that bad, but some of the WTH days are really pretty gross sounding. There's a big difference between Failing and What-The-Hecking. I'm going to work first on fixing my What-The-Heck problem, which could be a lot more common than my small Failures!

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Post by liveitup » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:47 am

Failure

B - oatmeal #1
L - salad #1
D - sushi
A - 2
S - 3 chocolate date balls

Ex - 30 mins elliptical

Lunch was a little small, so I was worried about not succeeding today. Glad I wrapped up this week with a success day. 8)

Update: Dang it, now it's a fail day. Never count your chickens before they hatch! We made mint chocolate date balls with the kids and I gave in!

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Post by liveitup » Fri May 03, 2019 12:41 am

Success

B - oatmeal #1
L - salad #1, 2 banana oat balls
D - lentils w/ avocado, cashew cream, and pumpkin seeds, naan

Had some WTH days this week as I'm adjusting to my new healthy defaults, but I'm dialing it in. My salad kept me full all through the afternoon, and our hippie version of dal tonight was so delicious. I'm stuffed.

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Post by automatedeating » Fri May 03, 2019 1:20 am

I had Indian food tonight too! Very delicious!
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Post by liveitup » Fri May 03, 2019 2:37 am

:shock: :shock: :shock: Mind meld!

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Post by liveitup » Sat May 04, 2019 3:47 am

Failure

B - oatmeal #1
L - salad #1
S - dried fruit and nuts, 2 chocolate oat balls
D - burrito bowl

Close but no cigar. Dinner was about an hour later than usual, so my S was about when I normally would have been eating. Oh well. Looking forward to the weekend!

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Post by Soprano » Sat May 04, 2019 4:57 am

The occasional one small s won't hurt. It's what you do after that has a bigger impact. :)

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Post by liveitup » Sat May 04, 2019 11:43 pm

Thanks Soprano!

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Post by liveitup » Tue May 07, 2019 3:42 am

Success

B - oatmeal #1
L - seitan, sweet potato, salad
D - veg pasta, dried fruit, avocado toast

Ex - jog 35 mins

Today was full of very dumb meetings. :evil:

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Post by oolala53 » Tue May 07, 2019 7:11 pm

I'm not sure I've ever said hi, so hi! And is it my misreading of your thread, but was there a 2-year gap in there?

I haven't read all of it, but will comment on this: pizza is considered one of the 10 most addictive foods around. I always have to moderate my intake. I still remember the first time I had commercial pizza. I was probably ten years old. My sister's boyfriend got one for us when she was babysitting and I was there, too. (Back in the 60's. No boyfriends over when babysitting!) I ate piece after piece and still wanted to keep going. I ate it very frequently at lunch or dinner- one BIG slice- in my early No S years. Not so much now, after nearly a decade and becoming a senior citizen.

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Post by liveitup » Wed May 08, 2019 1:36 am

Hi Oolala! Yes, I took a couple years off from posting on the forum. Thanks for dropping by and saying hello.

I've taken a break from pizza for a while for that reason, and I've been eating a whole foods, plant based diet for the last 3 weeks. By the way, I feel fantastic on it. The issue I have struggled with more with this change is keeping my mealtimes. I have this thing in me that says it's healthy, go ahead and have a snack! And I've got this thing in me that says I'm not having enough calories, but I am having more than I need of course. So the struggle continues. :lol:

WTH

B - oatmeal #1
L - salad #2 (huge and satisfying)
D - barley bowl with roasted veg, tofu, peanut sauce

Snack in the morning, snack at night, snack in the afternoon. I am overly full, but since it's all been so healthy, I'm still not in a food coma. Unfortunately, it's less incentive not to snack, so I have to be a bit more vigilant about it.

Yesterday went by smoothly and easily though, so I hope to do that again tomorrow.

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Post by liveitup » Thu May 09, 2019 2:19 am

Success

B - oatmeal #1
L - salad #1, fruit
D - brown rice bowl w/ tofu and veg, dried fruit

Ex - cable pulley machine + bodyweight

Food was so dang good today. I ate a lot, and I haven't felt a food coma since I started. I lost a few lbs and will post some (hopefully still good) BMI results tomorrow after the morning weigh in. :)

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Post by Whosonfirst » Thu May 09, 2019 1:10 pm

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Wed May 08, 2019 1:36 am
Hi Oolala! Yes, I took a couple years off from posting on the forum. Thanks for dropping by and saying hello.

I've taken a break from pizza for a while for that reason, and I've been eating a whole foods, plant based diet for the last 3 weeks. By the way, I feel fantastic on it. The issue I have struggled with more with this change is keeping my mealtimes. I have this thing in me that says it's healthy, go ahead and have a snack! And I've got this thing in me that says I'm not having enough calories, but I am having more than I need of course. So the struggle continues. :lol:

WTH

B - oatmeal #1
L - salad #2 (huge and satisfying)
D - barley bowl with roasted veg, tofu, peanut sauce

Snack in the morning, snack at night, snack in the afternoon. I am overly full, but since it's all been so healthy, I'm still not in a food coma. Unfortunately, it's less incentive not to snack, so I have to be a bit more vigilant about it.

Yesterday went by smoothly and easily though, so I hope to do that again tomorrow.
Hi liveitup. Just curious as to what you call a healthy snack? Not being critical, it's just that I use fruit mods as my healthy snacks when needed.
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Post by oolala53 » Fri May 10, 2019 3:54 am

Here's to a strong, compliant Friday. A great way to end the week. I'm on your side!
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Post by liveitup » Tue May 14, 2019 12:35 am

Success

B - oatmeal #1
L - salad #1, tomato soup
D - brown rice and veg bowl, banana oat ball

Ex - 40 minutes elliptical

Back on the wagon. Thanks for the encouragement Oolala, but Friday was a WTH day anyway. Maybe if I saw your message I would have been better off! Oh well.

WhosOnFirst, I respect that mod! We've been WFPB for a few weeks now, so the snacks were all WFPB and made at home from scratch. That said, they're not all light on calories, and I need to re-learn the habit of eating during mealtimes only. Part of it is re-learning my portion sizes, now that I have to eat more to get enough calories to make it through the day comfortably. I'm getting closer to dialing it in but I'm hit and miss right now.
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Post by automatedeating » Tue May 14, 2019 12:38 am

Many years ago, I was vegan for a couple of years, and my biggest memory from that time was that I felt like I had to eat constantly, all day long. I joked about it a lot at the time, but in hindsight, that kind of sucked. (Note - I know that WFPB is not vegan - I was just giving an example of a time when for whatever reasons, what I was eating seemed to require frequent fuelings!)
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Post by liveitup » Tue May 14, 2019 1:21 am

Yes, it's either eat all day long or readjust my eyes to deliver the large portions I need during mealtimes. I've adjusted them quite a bit already, and now for example when I eat oatmeal, I can without shame serve a proper 1 1/2 - 2 cups of it, plus another cup of fruit, plus soy milk and toppings, which is great for getting me through to lunch with no problem. It's lunchtime that I've struggled with. The salads just look huge, but when 4:00 comes around I'm starting to raid the mini kitchen. So today, the huge salad and the big bowl of tomato basil soup seemed excessive, but given that so much of it is water, I got over it, and it seemed to work. Likewise with dinner, our bowls seem like huge portions, but I knew I'd be hungry and I added a big oatmeal banana ball on the side, which seems to be doing the trick now.

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Post by liveitup » Wed May 15, 2019 4:27 am

B - oatmeal #1
L - salad #1
S - brown rice cake and an almond bar, shoulda' ate more lunch, when am I gonna learn? :o
D - tostadas w/ beans, cashew cheese, and a bunch of veg toppings

LiveWire is sick with the stomach flu today. She's been in bed all day with a fever. She's drinking a bit of water and has had a little bit of food. Poor thing, I hope she feels better tomorrow! It's just so weird to see her like this - she's always full of energy and running around.

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Post by automatedeating » Wed May 15, 2019 2:22 pm

Sorry LiveWire is not feeling well! My little Creator had to stay home 3 days from school. Now Challenger is getting it. :(

Can you add something to Salad #1 that makes it more caloric/filling? Maybe guacamole (that's my go-to) or more cheese, some leftover meat, or a hard-boiled egg? The nice thing about default meals (which you know I love too) is that you can easily tweak them as needed to find the perfect "filled up but not overfull" balance. You'll find what works as you experiment.
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Post by liveitup » Thu May 16, 2019 4:31 am

Oh no! So today it turned out to be appendicitis. She was up so many times last night complaining, and I was thinking she might be having some kind of stomach cramps, so we took her to the ER, and 8 hours later she was having her appendix removed! She is recovering just fine, and it's a relief to see her pain come down quite a bit. It's been a long day for us to say the least. :(

Yes, you're right. I'm not building them with a satisfying enough base. I will definitely add some more oomph to them and see how that goes.

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Post by automatedeating » Thu May 16, 2019 2:23 pm

:shock: Appendicitis?! Poor poor baby! She is only like 6 or 8, yes? Are you able to be home with her during recovery?
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Post by liveitup » Tue May 21, 2019 5:08 am

She's about to turn 5, and we had to cancel her party this weekend. :cry: I was over-positive about it. Honestly, it's been difficult. Her appendix was ruptured, and the hospital still told us that the best case scenario was only 3 days, which either we misheard or they misspoke. We're on day 5, and it feels like there's still another 4 at least to go, and the complications and frustrating catch-22s for a speedy recovery abound. Today though, has been the best day since this started, and it's given me a big sense of hope that this is starting to resolve.

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Post by automatedeating » Tue May 21, 2019 10:58 pm

Oh I'm so sorry for all of you, and especially your poor little one. I'm hopeful with you that she is turning a corner and will begin recovering quickly.
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