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Larkspur



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad you faced the bills and found your fears to be unfounded. I've been having anxiety too-- do you think it's the time of year? <G> This morning I started with a thing I had been avoiding, and I feel better. Whew. I like Mint for doing the money, but it doesn't write the actual painful checks.

Re friends, it is hard to find the sweet spot. I have a bestie but she is also bestie to at least two other people, so I have share her Smile Most people aren't available during the day and evening tends to be family time, so that makes it a little harder too. Perhaps someone temperamentally like your husband? My BF is very similar to my DH emotionally-- I am optimistic, rather bouncy and definitely in touch with my feelings. My DH/BF are more gentle and introspective and often don't know how they feel. I can't imagine not knowing how you feel about something. It's the easiest thing in the world, right? But they have to think about it first. They are both in helping professions (psychologist, rabbi) and have great emotional regulation while I am more impulsive. It works, somehow.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx Larks! DH is such a unique person. Would be hard to find someone like him. Maybe someday.

IF is going really well. I opened my window a little earlier today & kind of overdid it but not too badly. Appetite correction is real. I'm down about 7 more pounds so feeling pretty good about the whole process.

Had the perfect day today. Was beautiful outside and DH didn't have to work. The girls had friends sleepover so we made everyone a big breakfast then the girls rode their bikes while DH and I did stuff around the house. AFTer their friends left, both my girls offered to help me clean.

Afterwards DH and the girls did some gardening & practiced their ukulele playing. I got so much done--I deep cleaned my frig & freezer, cleaned my stove and tidied up the yard. Motivated by the fact that we have visitors coming next week!

Break-fast (1 pm): 1 cauliflower taco, a cookie, grapes, mocha
Dinner: CHipotle salad w/ chips, glass of wine
Dessert: piece of chocolate, waiter cookie, lollipop
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ironchef



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, what a great day! Well done, Linda, so nice to hear you're doing so well!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Iron!!

Well my sister just left about an hour ago. It was actually a good visit but I'm exhausted. She did absolutely nothing to upset me but I just felt really tense every time someone in my family did something that I imagined she didn't approve of. Her kids are just so dang polite and helpful and I was sure my kids didn't measure up. She is still the picture of perfection that I could and will never be able to live up to.

Whatever. I don't want her life, her family, her job or anything else. I'm very happy t have my everything but it's hard to feel judged--real or imagined. Anyway, I'm glad I made the effort to have a relationship with her. That's all I can do and her kids are sweet and I really like her husband.

Thanksgiving was actually perfect. The house looked beautiful, the food came out great and we all had a really fun time. If we could have just said goodbye last night, it would have been an ideal visit. Today was good but things were a little more tense at times.

Okay, moving on. I took a day off of If yesterday but continued today with the exception of cream in my coffee this morning which is a big no-no.

Breakfast: coffee w/cream
Dinner: (6pm) several tiny pieces of homemade pizza.
Dessert: 2 pieces of pie with ice cream, 1/2 piece of chocolate

Exercise: 3 hrs of hiking
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feeling a little better about the whole thing. It really wasn't so bad but I'm just completely exhausted today. I think I was tense for weeks up to the visit. I decided to take the day off from fasting and we just laid around and watched movies all day. I'm excited to get back to it tomorrow.

Also, I noticed nightly desserts sneaking back into my life. I think it's because a lot oh IF ppl eat a small desert but I think it's stalling my progress so back to sweets on the weekends only. Better for my health too, I'm sure!


Ate...a lot!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you are feeling more relaxed Linda, sounds like an amazing Thanksgiving celebration!

That's interesting that a lot of IF people have daily desserts and that's pushing you the same way. I think we all tend to "fit in" socially with those around us, with our eating as well as other things. Whenever I'm around my mother, I find it hard, because she constantly has small snacks - a cup of tea has her reaching for "a little something" to go with it. If we go away on holiday for 3 or 4 days, by the end of it I'm copying her behavior!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks iron! Yes I guess snacking is catching!

My weight is still stalled so I decided to try a 24 hr fast from yesterday to today. It wasn't bad at all. Just those last couple of hours felt intense. I really wasn't too hungry but just felt a strong urge to eat.

I did eat quite a bit but it was all healthy so it's all good. I'm really enjoying fasting. I have so much energy & clarity during the fasting time. It feels great! My window is 5 hrs right now but I'm thinking of changing it to a 2 hr window. It seems like it might work better for me. Nervous but excited!

Break-fast (4pm): hummus, crackers, avocado, yogurt w/ fruit & nuts
Dinner: Peking mushroom bowl over brown rice, glass wine
Desserts: yogurt, banana

Exercise: walking 25 mins
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Shūsaku Endō

3/14-210 lbs;
3/15- 202 lbs;
1/16- 172 lbs;
9/17-177 lbs;
1/18-162 lbs

Current weight: 159.2 lbs






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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All is going pretty well. I did a 26 hr fast from Thursday to Friday night. Then we went out to dinner with friends. That meal tasted pretty amazing. I didn't overdo it but ate heartily.

I did kind of overdo it today however but not stressing about it. My weight seems to have plateaued but I'll get there.

Break-fast (3pm): yogurt, cashew butter, cheese crackers, cookies, mango
Dinner: two fish tacos, chips & dip
Dessert: 3 cookies w tea
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"Every weakness contains within itself a Strength."
Shūsaku Endō

3/14-210 lbs;
3/15- 202 lbs;
1/16- 172 lbs;
9/17-177 lbs;
1/18-162 lbs

Current weight: 159.2 lbs






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ironchef



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yum mango! We are just coming in to mango season here and I loooove them!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="lpearlmom"] My weight seems to have plateaued but I'll get there.

Plateaus can be regarded as opportunities to practice maintenance, at least that is what I tell myself.

You are now down an amazing 40+ lbs and deserve a pat on the back for all the effort you have put in.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="ladybird30"]
lpearlmom wrote:
My weight seems to have plateaued but I'll get there.

Plateaus can be regarded as opportunities to practice maintenance, at least that is what I tell myself.

You are now down an amazing 40+ lbs and deserve a pat on the back for all the effort you have put in.

Echo this comment. You're a success story. You wish to lose more weight, and I want to regrow my hair.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI Linda,

Glad to hear you're doing well. Hopefully the weight moves for you soon but if not, at least you know you're living the life you want to lead!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks you guys ! Perspective is good. Keeping off the weight this long is a pretty good accomplishment I guess. I just need to trust the process & realize it's going to be slow going.

BreAk-fast (6pm): couple handful of chips w:guacamole
Dinner: bowl of veggie curry w/ brown rice, glass of wine
Dessert: larabar, lollipop

Exercise: 25 min walk, 10 mins HIITS
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Shūsaku Endō

3/14-210 lbs;
3/15- 202 lbs;
1/16- 172 lbs;
9/17-177 lbs;
1/18-162 lbs

Current weight: 159.2 lbs






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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:

I changed my window to 2 hrs and seems to be helping a lot.

Hi Linda,

You posted this on Kathleen's thread and I've been wondering if you mean everyday?

Hope all is well.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi ginger!

Yes I'm doing a daily 2 hr window from like 5:30-7:30 pm but in the weekends I'll do more like a 5 hr window. So far so good!
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Shūsaku Endō

3/14-210 lbs;
3/15- 202 lbs;
1/16- 172 lbs;
9/17-177 lbs;
1/18-162 lbs

Current weight: 159.2 lbs






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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linda, glad to hear your doing well. Smile I guess you've decided to go full-on IF then?

Do keep us posted on how things are going for you. It's always nice to hear from you.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks ginger! Yes I'm in deep! 😬

I'll definitely keep you posted. Only weighing monthly now.
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Shūsaku Endō

3/14-210 lbs;
3/15- 202 lbs;
1/16- 172 lbs;
9/17-177 lbs;
1/18-162 lbs

Current weight: 159.2 lbs






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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick check in. I'm still doing IF. 8 weeks in and down 8 lbs so a nice healthy , slow weight loss.

There's so many misconceptions about IF, most of which I had before doing my own research. Now that I've been doing it for awhile it feels like the most freeing, amazing way of eating ever. NoS helped reduce my obsession with food/body size but IF has taken that to a whole new level.

Since this isn't an IF site, I won't go into it too much but if anyone is curious to know more, feel free to PM me. No lectures though of course, please. Wink

Happy Holidays! My plan is to check-in about 1/mos.
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"Every weakness contains within itself a Strength."
Shūsaku Endō

3/14-210 lbs;
3/15- 202 lbs;
1/16- 172 lbs;
9/17-177 lbs;
1/18-162 lbs

Current weight: 159.2 lbs






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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Linda,
Glad your doing well. I look forward to reading your updated.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Holidays, Linda!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Linda!

I LOVE seeing your progress posted. Wow! What a wonderful, honest, wise, and inspiring journey you have led! When I think over these years it boggles my mind to contemplate how many people you have encouraged. You're such a special lady.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me agree with the posts above me, I have been amazed watching your progress.

Happy New Year to you and yours.

And Congrats on being such a good loser Razz (and I share your fasting enthusiasm).
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy New Year Linda! Glad you are travelling so well, look forward to hearing from you along the way!
Best wishes, ic.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh you guys are too sweet! I miss the daily check in but was spending a lot of time on the IF fb site already. Now that I’m feeling more comfortable with IF, I probably don’t need to spend so much time there. We’ll see.

Well I’m about 12 weeks in and have lost 10 lbs plus 2 that I took off right before I started. It’s a good amount but I’m a bit impatient to get out of the 160s once and for all. I’ve spent so much time going up and down from 160 to 170. I hit 160 briefly last year but it lasted about 3 days maybe.

I just need to be patient. A lot of ppl lose inches quicker than weight. I have lost about 3 inches from my stomach area. I’m able to wear some medium tops and my pants are feeling a bit looser so that’s good.

Other than that I’m still really enjoying IF and I’m a bit obsessed with the science behind it all. I even got DH on board and can tell he’s feeling good. He’s doing 16/8 while I’m doing 22/2 during the week and 19/5 on the weekends. I can’t believe I’ve gone from drinking venti mochas daily & snacking all day to drinking herbal tea all day long and only eating in a 2 hour window. I’ve even done some longer fasts and just finished a 30 hr fast just today in fact.

NoS really helped prepare me for IF though. I realize by reducing sugar and snacking you’re lowering insulin which allows fat to be released. If you’re just drinking coffee with cream between meals that’s not really spiking insulin much either. So skipping the sugar is a good idea. Wish I knew that before. If I ever get to maintenance, I’ll probably just do 19/5 and maybe have bulletproof coffee in the morning. Well that’s a long way off I’m sure!

Off to check everyone’s threads!

Break-fast(5pm): 4 street tacos (tiny) , guacamole & chips; two skinny margaritas
Dessert: small bowl of noosa yogurt, small piece of peppermint bark, lollipop

I don’t usually eat sweets during the week still but was really in the mood. Maybe due to the extra long fast.
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"Every weakness contains within itself a Strength."
Shūsaku Endō

3/14-210 lbs;
3/15- 202 lbs;
1/16- 172 lbs;
9/17-177 lbs;
1/18-162 lbs

Current weight: 159.2 lbs






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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Doll! Here for the long haul.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi oolala. Wink

Still going strong here. Intermittent Fasting has been a godsend. I'm so grateful I found it and it's amazing how many lives it's changed. My reflux is almost gone, my mood is stable, the weight is slowly coming off finally, I'm experiencing Appetite Correction and my energy is good.

I know people don't understand it but it's all about lowering insulin levels so fat stores will be used instead of glycogen. Anyway, I can't imagine ever eating another way. Even my husband is on board but he understands the science behind it even more than I do.


Break-fast (5pm): a couple handfuls macadamia nuts, a couple pickles, glass of wine.
Dinner: steak, roasted bell peppers, cheesy corn
Dessert: 2 protein bars , glass of milk

Exercise: walk/run 30 mins
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"Every weakness contains within itself a Strength."
Shūsaku Endō

3/14-210 lbs;
3/15- 202 lbs;
1/16- 172 lbs;
9/17-177 lbs;
1/18-162 lbs

Current weight: 159.2 lbs






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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoy every bite!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sarcasm?
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Shūsaku Endō

3/14-210 lbs;
3/15- 202 lbs;
1/16- 172 lbs;
9/17-177 lbs;
1/18-162 lbs

Current weight: 159.2 lbs






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Hey, give me more credit than that! No mater what people do, I think enjoying every bite should be foundational. That was one of Beck's first skills, even before formal dieting and it's been an aspiration of mine on No S. Besides, I bet you do enjoy your food even more, no? Enjoying less food more is the hallmark of a successful strategy. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Shūsaku Endō

3/14-210 lbs;
3/15- 202 lbs;
1/16- 172 lbs;
9/17-177 lbs;
1/18-162 lbs

Current weight: 159.2 lbs






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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linda -- wow, you sound like you are just doing so great! Wonderful to read your thread!

And I so know this isn't all about weight, but seriously, you must be one svelte mama right now! Love hearing about your reflux (finally) getting under control, your mood stability (I could use a bit of that right now, argh), and also having the energy to exercise!

So excited for you!

I've messed around with IF but never have stuck with it for long. My husband loves the idea and he even naturally kind of eats that way.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks auto! It’s been a great experience for us. Tell your hubby to go for it! Not even close to svelte but maybe someday! ☺️

Things are getting busier each day and I keep taking on more stuff. My neighbor is running for office & she’s asked me to be her volunteer coordinator. I’m also hosting a the protest in Phoenix in case Mueller gets fired. There’s 1700 + people signed up—yikes! I still have an indivisible group that meets twice a month and I’m a liaison for my legislative district. Too bad I’m not getting paid for all this!

Tonight my daughter got inducted into the National junior honors program and so we went out to dinner to celebrate. DH is a super intellectual and our dinner conversations are never dull. A woman came up to us and complimented our girls on their ability to talk about high level subjects so intelligently. That’s actually not the first time it’s happened. I feel really fortunate to have girls that can think critically about the world. They drive me crazy but I’m also really proud of them.

I’m 13 weeks into IF and really beginning to notice some good results. Some people lose a fair amount at the beginning and it can be discouraging but lately I starting to really notice my stomach is looking flatter and my clothes are looser. I won’t way for a few more weeks but I’m definitely feeling like I’m headed in the right direction.

Tomorrow we leave for LA for a family super bowl gathering. Can’t wait!

Break-fast (7pm): fatoosh salad, beet salad; ahi tuna bowl, cauliflower steaks; two glasses of wine (we shared everything).
Dessert: praline pudding (shared)

Exercise: 25 min walk w dogs.
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"Every weakness contains within itself a Strength."
Shūsaku Endō

3/14-210 lbs;
3/15- 202 lbs;
1/16- 172 lbs;
9/17-177 lbs;
1/18-162 lbs

Current weight: 159.2 lbs






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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Linda,
I love reading about your success. Thanks so much for sharing this stuff. IF is fascinating - the idea that your moods are more stable, and your appetite has corrected itself...brilliant! It’s funny how we start snacking in an attempt to deal with both of those things. We think snacks keep our blood sugar stable, so we’ll be less hungry and anxious! I think that I started oversnacking in response to the standard advice on anxiety. And yet, I’m sure I recall reading in one of Dr Claire Weekes’ books that if you’re having a hypoglycaemic attack and food isn’t available to bring quick relief, then your own liver will release the sugar your body needs. I may have got the science wrong there - it’s around 20 years since I read these words - but the gist of it was that your body can and will rebalance itself, should you feel shaky. I can certainly go for 14 hours between dinner and breakfast the next morning, so could probably manage OK during the day. It’s a daunting prospect though. But then, I’m still early on in my No S journey so probably not quite ready to start experimenting yet.

Can you recommend a good book on IF?

All the best
Octa x
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Octavia! IF is really interesting stuff. I don't know much about hypoglycemia but Dr Fung does say that ppl that have it will need to be careful when Fasting. He recommends listening to your body and it will tell you if you need to eat something (for those ppl).

I know skipping meals sounds daunting but after the first 2-3 weeks it's not a big deal at all. Once your body starts using fat as fuel you won't experience much hunger. Now I don't really start to get hungry till around 20 hrs and even then it's minor. I fast anywhere from 17-30 hrs no problem.

Some great books are:

Delay, don't deny by Gin Stephenson
The Obesity Code by Jason Fung (very sciencey)
Appetite Correction by Bert Herring

I really like Dr Fung because he's so flexible in his thinking. He doesn't try to claim that everyone should fast but he does see amazing results with his patients and says it's a great choice for people that want to give it a try. He also says do what works for you and make it fit into your lifestyle. He's got videos and podcasts that you can check out too.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Linda!👋🏻 It looks like you’re doing great!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Heather!

We drove to Los Angeles today and I knew I couldn't handle eating fast food so we got some sandwiches and snacks for the drive. So much more enjoyable than Taco Bell. It's funny how particular one gets when eating only one meal a day.

I'm really proud of DH for sticking to IF. I wasn't sure how serious he was but when we got to LA, he told his mom he couldn't eat "because his window was closed". So excited he's committed to this because I know it'll help with his health issues.

Break-fast (2pm): tea latte, BBQ pork sandwich.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linda -- I'm sure you have this somewhere, but what is your goal weight? You've got to be getting close (unless you are as short as me, haha) Top of my BMI for normal weight is 136.

Also, the 16/8 your husband is doing is very similar to my husband's natural rhythm. Cool.
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Hi auto

I am a shorty (5'3") but I also tend to have a lot of muscle and I'm broad shouldered so I don't look good when I'm too skinny. I remember in college I was about 115 lbs for a brief period and my head looked way too big for my body.

Anyway my goal weight is 135 or a size 6. A lot of ppl doing IF lose inches before pounds so it's better to go by your clothing size than the number on the scale. This is because fasting increases HCG so you're gaining some muscle at the same time that you're losing fat. It's also been shown to increase bone density. I'm probably about a size 10 right now so still a ways to go.

So cool about your accidental IF husband. We're naturally less hungry in the morning so I think ppl that haven't bought into the whole "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" thing tend to do this naturally like my thin MIL.

Have a great weekend!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the book recommendations, Linda. I like the sound of this Dr Fung! Very encouraging to hear how you’re managing with IF. No S certainly has a fasting element, I think - we learn to fast between meals, and to focus on NOT eating rather than lists of foods we CAN eat. It does change your focus away from eating, where many diets make you think about eating all the time. When I dabbled briefly with IE, I was constantly checking in on my levels of hunger. And what you focus on grows, I find!

Well today, with it being an S day, I haven’t exactly fasted. The slippery slope started with a chocolate bunny. Later it was a PAIR of cream donuts. But I used to have similar splurges once a week before, and eat too much the rest of the time! So I must be moving in the right direction. I need to get lots more good N days under my belt before I take things a step further. But in the meantime I’m going to read Dr Fung. Thanks for your help!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure thing! Yes Dr Fung actually says the 3 meal a day with no snacks and only occasional sweets way is why we didn't see as much Obesity in the 50s & 60s. And for some ppl a NoS lifestyle is enoigh to get them to a healthy weight. Unfortunately not for me but it was the beginning of this journey for me and led me to IF so I am grateful for that.

Good luck with your S days. I never could get them to a good place. I still save sweets for the weekends though (mostly) although many IFers do not. Let me know how you like the book!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a good weekend in LA but feel a bit bloated from too many sweets and too much wine.

I was kind of annoyed because nobody even commented on my weight loss. Everyone was focused on my newly skinny sil who recently became a vegan. She a bit defensive about the whole thing too. I asked her and her husband if they were still not doing the “vegan thing” and she replied “it’s not a thing, we just don’t eat animals.” Well so sorry. I guess she thought i was implying it was just a phase. I was just trying to make conversation.

My vegetarian teenage daughter turned to her and said “well how noble of you” in a sarcastic tone. For once I appreciated my daughters smart Alec ways. 😄 This is the side I really dislike about veganism. I know not all vegans are like this but a lot of them pull this superiority cr*p. It’s like you know you were just eating meat like last year right? Ugh, I get the feeling she’s secretly bitter about having to give up cheese.

Anyway, I was feeling so good about myself when I went to LA but now I’m wondering if all my progress is in my head. I definitely don’t want to weigh or measure yet but will do so next week. I guess I’ll find out then.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankly, I've yet to meet a vegan who isn't a neurotic personality. They tend to have that unnerving, perfectionist streak that just irks me. I'm not against vegans by definition, but I work with several and they're downright annoying, not only when it comes to eating habits. Just sayin'. You cracked me up with the cheese comment! That's what I think about my colleagues when they're being negative again.
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I know Imogen. It’s so irksome.

Well I weighed myself and was up a couple of pounds. I’m trying not to focus on my weight so much but ugh I feel like I’ve been in the 160s forever. I almost just want to fast till I see a 150 anything but I’m sure my family would start to worry if I didn’t eat dinner with them. I do want to try a 3 day fast at some point though. We shall see.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! I would be extremely bitter if I had to give up cheese! It will remain forever on my "beautiful foods" list. Laughing

I fasted once for 5 days, and I'm not even practiced at IF the way you are now. It was hard for the first 3 days, then day 4 was not so hard, then day 5 was hard again (I think because I knew I was almost done).
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

automatedeating wrote:
Ha! I would be extremely bitter if I had to give up cheese! It will remain forever on my "beautiful foods" list. Laughing .


Totally! And she was always a huge cheese lover so I don't doubt it's true. I'm impressed you did s 5 day fast. What on earth compelled you to do that without any previous fasting experience? The longest I've gone is 30 hours. I plan to work up to some longer ones though.

Well I'm up another pound. Oh dear. I woke up at 3 am and was just wide awake. It might be a side effect of fasting not sure. Probably didn't help with my weight. I'm learning sleep and stress can really effect our weight. I need to take up yoga or something.

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Today was a bit tough. Got in a huge fight with my daughter on the way to taking her to school this morning. Then I got a lecture from my husband on how badly I handled it. He's right but I know that and don't really need him to tell me. Oh well, we've all made up now. Parenting is no joke.

I went to lunch with some fellow activists that I only know through fb. It's always a bit nerve wracking meeting some irl for the first time but it went really well. In fact we're meeting again for drinks tomorrow night.

Since I had lunch, I'm skipping dinner which will give me a longer fast of about 26 hrs since I won't eat till 5 tomorrow. I'm pretty glad about that as I'm hoping it'll get things moving. I'm only losing .58 lbs/week according to my Happy Scale app. At this rate I'll reach my goal sometime in November. Not bad actually but I'd still like to be at about 1 lb/week.

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Snack: iced latte (too sweet so only drank 1/2), protein bar, couple bites of banana
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry about the fight!!! When that happens at my house, I have learned that I will want to eat junk all day! Crazy emotional eating urges. I seek dopamine, lol.

Have fun with your new friends at drinks tomorrow!
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Thanks auto. I swear that girl just likes to argue. 😒 She tried to pick a fight with me while I was cooking dinner tonight but luckily I handled it fine and all is well.

I finished a 25 hr fast today and I notice that I really start to feel the effects of Ketosis around hour 22. I just feel really in the zone and happy. Maybe that’s a sign that I need longer fasts. I must be really insulin/leptin resistant. Anyway I was really hungry when I opened my window but you don’t binge like one might think. Appetite Correction really kicks in and I eat a reasonable amount.

25/3

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh boy I’m pmsing so was super hungry so opened my window a little early. I ate more than I have in awhile. Oh well I’ll feel better after I fast awhile tomorrow.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope you have a good day, Linda, and the PMS eases a bit. Intrigued by your Frozen Banana Dream Whip (back on Wednesday) How do you do that? 😊
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Hi Octavia! Basically you just throw in a bunch of frozen bananas in a food processor till it gets to the texture of soft serve ice cream. I usually throw in some nut butter and maybe some chocolate chips but here’s some other ideas:

https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2016/08/22/banana-ice-cream-healthy/

Enjoy!
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Thanks, Linda! 💐
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linda,

Thanks for that link. I’m intrigued about the mint- chip version, since that’s my sons favorite flavor of ice cream. I wonder if it would pass his “taste test”?

Hope you are having a great weekend!
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I've been seeing a therapist temporarily and she wanted to tell me her take on one reason I have had such difficulty with teens at school. She said it's their psychological job to separate from adults close to them and will tangle more with those who seem to get in the way. I know I have some responsibility because even my not so easy going colleagues don't have the run-ins I do, but she wanted me to feel a little less perturbed about it. You can take yourself off that hook, too! And it's unlikely you're doing any irreparable damage to your relationship now or later, and not to her self-esteem, either. They sound like the really love you, and your squabbles are just that. Kids can be forgiving, too! Whereas, some of my students won't even say hi or look at me walking around campus, and I walk around feeling wounded again when I see some of the "worst." Not proud of that, but it's the truth.

BTW, I saw on another thread that you felt an 8-hour window was too long. I suspected that for me from my history because, boy, could I pack a lot of food into eight hours already! I thought after No S it would be okay, and tried it during my experiments. Could still pack it in, and my food choices drifted back to pre No S indiscretions, shall we say. If a person is going to do it, it seems longer overnight fasts can help. Also, I think that 8-hour author was probably more like Reinhard. He just needed some kind of reining in and that was it. And not burdened by having ever absolutely having their blood run cold looking at themselves in a bathing suit in the mirror. Paradoxical but true.

Yay for fridges and blenders showing us the shades of beauty in the banana!
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Np! Enjoy the recipe. DH & I love it but to be honest our kids don’t really eat it. They’ll eat all kinds of interesting foods but when it comes to dessert they tend to want just straigh5 up chocolate.

Thanks for supportive words oolala! It’s definitely them trying grapple with their identity and finding their independence. I just wish I could act more like the adult all the time. Sometimes. I do fine but other times I’m screaming and yelling just like I’m one of them. Not pretty but you’re right they are resilient and seem more than fine the next day. Luckily their dad is pretty patient and good at being the adult. I swear I think I stopped maturing at age 12 or something. Oh well all the signs point to them being good kids so I’ll just keep on trying to do the right thing.

I think you’re right about the 8 hour window only working for certain types. Seems to work well for a lot of men. Maybe because they generally have less food issues? I’m going to try a couple alternate fasting days next week. Excited but nervous. I’ve never gone a complete day without eating. I’ve gone 30 hrs but that’s from breakfast one day to dinner the next.

Today was good. I went canvassing in my neighborhood for a couple of hours and came back around 3:30. I opened my window without a specific plan In mind and just kind snacked on stuff. Never a great idea. I ended up being too full for dinner and just had a few chips instead. I think it’s okay though. I need to be able to have a few days of that now and then.

Some good news is that our old renters moved out. They were a bit of a nightmare because they were “friends” and expected all kids of special treatment up to the very end. After the moved up we put some money into the place and have now rented it for $200/mos more than before. Plus we don’t know them so that e tea pressure is off.

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Dinner: chips & guacamole

Exercise: walked door to 🚪 2 hrs
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol on your kids just wanting chocolate-ha! Probably my kid too.

Also, totally awesome about the new renters! The extra income and anonymity will hopefully “loosen” things up a bit.
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I saw another therapist for awhile; he said most of his patients are cases of "arrested development." He didn't say it in a critical way; for whatever reason, they just don't move forward emotionally from that stage. Most are very functional and even very successful in other ways. But they get ruffled easily and feel a sense of inadequacy. I think a fair number of people feel the inadequacy; their wires aren't as easily tripped.

As you can see, I've had my share- maybe more than my share- of therapy over the last few years. Oh, well.
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That makes sense oolala and I can think of plenty of reasons for it. I just don’t how to get past it.

Today was pretty good. We had our one year anniversary celebration for our activist group. Was a lot fun. I can’t believe how much my life has changed in the last year.

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Break-fast (4:30pm): 3 tacos, chips & guacamole, skinny margarita
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Tomorrow my plan is to do yoga at 5:30 am and fast for the whole day. Little nervous.
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Well I completed my 42 hour fast today and it wasn’t bad at all. Yesterday was a little tough because the yoga class made me hungry but only for a little bit. It was weird not eating dinner but DH was at work so nobody even noticed.

I thought DH would be concerned that I was fasting so long but he just kind of shrugged when I told him. He says he has trouble just fasting till lunch. I think I really enjoy the challenge of it too. After feeling like food ruled me for so long, it’s nice to feel so in control especially since I’m past the white knuckling stage. Today I really wasn’t hungry till about the last hour. I think I was just really excited to eat. Tomorrow I’m going to do another 42 hr fast.

Oh and the yoga was INTENSE! I sweated like crazy and all I could think about was how I didn’t want to be hot anymore but boy did I feel relaxed afterwards and I slept better than I have in a very long time. So yes going to try it again. I think it’s the challenge of it again too. Who knew I was so into pushing myself?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was going to start another long fast today but did a long bike ride and was too hungry. Plus DH gave me chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day!

My legs are killing me and I’m thinking there’s something about exercising so hard when fasting that’s causing it. I probably need to up my electrolyte intake next time. It’s pretty painful and not normal for me.

Break-fast (5:15 pm) larabar, handful of macadamia nuts
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Dessert: 3choc strawberries 🍓, 4 small cookies, glass 🥛

Exercise: 2 hr bike ride
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Linda,

Ugh. I'm sorry to hear about your pain when exercising. I'm sure its super-frustrating.

I enjoy hearing about your positive experiences with fasting and think you have some great awareness about your own body's needs. I know you'll figure exercise thing out so you can continue moving your body comfortably.

But, at least you got a cute gift for Valentines day! Here's a yay for chocolate covered strawberries!!! YUM!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks worth and I’m sorry if my fasting comment on your thread was a trigger for you! I know it’s not right for everyone.

I couldn’t go through with another 42 hr fast today. Too much stress plus pms. I’ll try for tomorrow or maybe again on Monday.

Having financial stress. Nothing immediate just worrying about the future stuff. I had lunch with my friend yesterday and she’s & her husband have been so much more responsible than us. I can’t undo the choices we already made though. At least we’ve enjoyed our life.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm right there with ya on the financial stress. Nothing gigantic, but I kind of kick myself for so much wasted money that could have been kids' college fund. Or even $ for vacations.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Linda,

No worries on your post- I wasn’t triggered... just made me think, which was good.

I just wanted to share that over the past 7 years, while I have been RUTHLESS in working to achieve our financial goals...I have certainly paid a price for my choices. It cost me time away from my family, especially my son, and may have contributed to causing me some serious health issues that I’m now trying to reverse. In hindsight, I wish I would’ve been more balanced in this area. I guess I just wanted to say to not be so hard on yourselves. Even those that seem to “have it all together” have paid a price.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi auto & worth. Ugh, I hate money. DH makes good money and we should be in a much better position than we are now but we are both horrible with money. We’ve just spent too much and saved too little. I think after being so poor through medical school & residency, we went a little crazy for much too long. We’re much better now though. We have a budget and track everything. We save for college and have a 401k but I don’t know if it’s too little; too late. I need to tackle this issue head on but I honestly don’t know where to start. 😱

It’s always something though right? My kids are healthy & thriving, I have a good marriage, my social life is good, the scale (slowly) is moving in the right direction. Now I just need to get this last piece of the puzzle figured out but in the meantime I can’t wait for life to be perfect to start enjoying it.

And worth thank you for that perspective. I wanted to be home for my kids and I got to do that. I don’t feel like I didn’t spend enough time with them so that is something.

Today has been a bit emotional. The shooting in Florida has really hit me hard. I intend to stay engaged and try to work to on improving gun safety for our kids. I know we can do better. We have to at least try. Our kids deserve that much.

Sorry for such a somber post. Tomorrow will be better.

26 hrs into a 43 hour fast!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thinking about you, Linda. 💐
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Octavia!

Today has been better. Everyone was home and that’s always nice. Went to dinner with friends and broke my fast at 43 hrs. Our friends like to eat as much as we do and so we ordered an obscene amount of food. It was nice to just have fun for awhile and forget everything else. My weight was at an all time low but I imagine it’ll go up a bit tomorrow. It’s okay. I was just really excited to see it in the 150s, even if it’s just for 5 mins. I know I’m headed in the right direction. I’ll get there.

Break/fast (2pm): oysters, sushi, Brussels sprouts, French fries, poke, shrimp Thai salad, avocado toast, wine, cocktail.
Dessert: large gelato ❤️
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Shūsaku Endō

3/14-210 lbs;
3/15- 202 lbs;
1/16- 172 lbs;
9/17-177 lbs;
1/18-162 lbs

Current weight: 159.2 lbs






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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

150's!? Go girl!

And a 43-hr fast? Wow!

And worth it's comment hit home with me......being financially "wise" has costs too. We only have this one life to live, and saving $$ is only one part of a satisfying life. I could go on, but I think many of us are on a "synched" wavelength here. Smile
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