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by Bluebell
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

Oh man Bluebell! That would be rough. I didn't get put on diets, but I was praised for any weight loss, even from things like stomach flu and mono. :( Congratulations on your success today! Why do our parents do this to us, its so harmful in our formative years. I have tried so hard to break the cy...
by Bluebell
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

Bluebell: that is awful that your mom made you worry about your weight :( My kids all have gone through phases where they get “thicker” before they grown taller or as they mature. It’s part of growing up!! Pink/Blue I’m with you both on the worrying less about weight. I haven’t weighed myself in al...
by Bluebell
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

I’ve had a terrible few days with my eating. My mother in law was taken into hospital (she’s fine but needed some tests) and I have definitely been eating from stress. I wish I had better coping mechanisms other than always turning to junk food, it never makes me feel any better. The stress came fro...
by Bluebell
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

Today - success
by Bluebell
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

I agree about not focusing on the weight and focusing on the habits. I have decided to do the same thing. It's a little scary but I think it really does help when your weight derails you. It's amazing how difficult it can be to be kind to ourselves. I think eatingl is often tied up in that, especia...
by Bluebell
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

That is awesome about the mountain bike! My husband is a mountain bike addict! He goes as often as he can so apparently it must be fun or something. :D That is great that you were able to get out and do that. Be kind to yourself about your perceived mistakes. They are how we learn and as long as yo...
by Bluebell
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

We were talking about how lucky we are to live so close to some amazing walks and we are keen to discover more. This has been a common refrain in my household, too. It's wonderful to feel that gratitude surge through us for all the loveliness in the world (that we are able to easily reach). Oh, and...
by Bluebell
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

Come back to say - it wasn't all negative, I did some fun exercise this weekend. I am the proud owner of a new mountain bike! We went as a family to our local country park where there are a couple of bike trails. I really wanted to have a go, man it was a steep climb up but I managed it! Then had th...
by Bluebell
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

Well its all gone to pot a bit these last three days. Friday was a fail, I cracked at around 4pm and had a mini binge. So annoyed with myself although I know that doesn’t achieve anything. It carried on and I have eaten waaaay too much this weekend. I think it has been partly driven by stepping on t...
by Bluebell
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

Oops haven’t posted since Monday.
Tues Weds Thurs - success. My plate was full and not healthy this evening. Of takeaway pizza :oops: This is not a regular thing for me and I managed not to snack, just took the easy option this evening.
by Bluebell
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

Thank you pinkhippie and Jen at least I know I am not alone! I had a bit more protein at lunch today which seemed to help a bit.

Today - success
by Bluebell
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee’s daily check in
Replies: 32
Views: 2558

Re: Nettee’s daily check in

I see we are suffering from the same issue with hunger before dinner, its my hardest time.

Good luck this week, you’ve got this :) :)
by Bluebell
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

I'm starting to think it might be a worthwhile experiment to just start having a super early dinner when you feel that afternoon hunger at 4ish. It has worked well for me, but probably not a good fit for everyone. I think there’s definitely something in that approach. I guess I’ve always tried to e...
by Bluebell
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

Bluebell! So nice to see you. Yes, there is an amazing solidity that comes with accepting that something is your best option and that best option is actually not asking for the moon. Knowing I just could not sustain anything else ten years ago was what kept me at No S, though I sometimes added "lay...
by Bluebell
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

Welcome back, Bluebell! Thank you jenji :) Yesterday and today - success However I did really really struggle with wanting to eat around 4pm, this seems to be a real ‘slump’ time for me and I have often found myself reaching for food. In fact its my most likely time to have what I think of as a min...
by Bluebell
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

r.jean wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:53 pm
I remind myself when I overindulge that it was much worse prior to NoS. We all overindulge occasionally, but now it is with more moderation.
Thank you r.jean very wise words indeed.

Tues and Weds - success
by Bluebell
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

Thank you for the support, very much appreciated :) The weekend was Ok, I did have some treats and I need to think about reigning it in so I only have one or two which I really enjoy. I am happy to have that as a goal. I definitely feel much calmer and more in control than on previous attempts. I th...
by Bluebell
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

Thank you pinkhippie and nettee! Thursday - success Today - fail at dinner time, we had a curry takeaway, my absolute favourite and I couldn’t resist the side dishes which didn’t fit on my plate - poppadoms and some naan bread. However I did not eat until absolutely stuffed which I usually do with a...
by Bluebell
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee’s daily check in
Replies: 32
Views: 2558

Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Awesome! Looks like you’re flying along :)
by Bluebell
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

Today - success. I was very hungry about an hour before dinner but I had a glass of milk and managed to last.
by Bluebell
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

nettee wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:21 am
Well done Bluebell. I am recently back too. It is good to be here.
Welcome back to you, it is a good feeling indeed :)

Today - success
by Bluebell
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

automatedeating wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:16 pm
Hi Bluebell! Great to see you on the boards!
Thank you so much😊

The weekend went OK, I did have too many treats but didn’t binge.

Today - success. I am surprised how calm I feel this time around, as if I have accepted my fate :lol:
by Bluebell
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 270
Views: 196992

Re: Why did you leave? Why are you back?

ladybird30 wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:24 am
Welcome back Bluebell
Thank you, it is good to be back😊
by Bluebell
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

Hi pinkhippie! Good to know I’m not alone in my return! I hope this time around it sticks for both of us.

Today - success. A whole week of NoS with one small slip up yesterday, I’ll take that as a win :) Good to be back, it feels right.
by Bluebell
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

Today - not success, strawberries and cream for dessert.
by Bluebell
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

I am posting for Monday 1st, Tuesday 2nd and Weds 3rd, all successful.
by Bluebell
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

I’m just going to copy and paste what I wrote in the “Why did you leave? Why are you back?” thread. Reading back over my most recent posts, I can feel the desperation in my struggle with self image, I think (hope) I have moved on from this. I certainly feel positive about coming back to this and I f...
by Bluebell
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 270
Views: 196992

Re: Why did you leave? Why are you back?

Well here I am, back again. I had to look up my initial joining date and was surprised to see it was September 2016. I did so well with NoS my first time around. I lost 2 stone and kept it off for over a year, it was the most successful way of eating I have ever tried. However I eventually did what ...
by Bluebell
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Re: Bluebell's check in

Friday was a fail and the weekend has not been good. Sigh.
I have overeaten and not been in control. I guess there’s nothing to do but mark and move on, back on it tomorrow.
by Bluebell
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Today - success
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No More Yo-Yo check in
Replies: 39
Views: 9574

You’re doing so well :D
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Automatedeating yes they will eat quite a good range of foods although it hasn’t always been that way! Its taken a while to reach the stage where we mostly eat the same meals. I love the way NoS fits in with family life, no special diet food dos and don’ts. Today was success.
by Bluebell
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Yesterday was a fail as I took my boys out for pizza and we all had calamari as a starter. However I didn’t have snacks or sweets so not all bad. And that calamari was good!
Today - success.
by Bluebell
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2221
Views: 1271808

Hi Oolala. You sound so down in your last couple of posts. I just wanted to send virtual hugs and well wishes across the internet to you. Hang on in there, I am sure this too will pass eventually.ðŸ’
by Bluebell
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Had a lovely dinner out with a friend, a much needed break from routine and being a single parent for a couple of hours. I had a lamb tagine which was delicious and a brownie for dessert. No alcohol as i was driving. I love that I can do this within NoS and not feel guilty.
by Bluebell
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Thank you Dalia negra. I know, I have lost and regained the same 2 or 3 stones so many times, I am sick of yoyo dieting. Today I had a strong urge to eat/binge around 5pm today. It was that Friday end of the week need a treat feeling. Somehow I managed to ride it out and last until dinner, which was...
by Bluebell
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Thanks!
Today - success
Struggling with feeling fat today and wishing there was a quick fix that really worked. But I know there isn’t, and I also know that it is better to be overweight and eating with moderation, than dieting and failing.
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Today - success
by Bluebell
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Thanks to both of you, I appreciate your well wishes. My husband will be back and forth now until April, I have at least every other weekend and most weeks without him as he has a big work project going on. Just gotta get my head down and get on with it I guess! Today was success, despite coming out...
by Bluebell
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Today - success
by Bluebell
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Managed not to snack again today, had a few treats at meals.
by Bluebell
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Oh gosh - our boys are similar ages! My oldest is 13 (hence Challenger13) and my second son is 9 (Creator9). Challenger JUST turned 13 though. Good luck with your upcoming week of handling all the driving of those boys around, haha. That takes up much of my evenings these days. Thank you - yes inde...
by Bluebell
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Hi Automated eating. My boys are 9 and 14 now, life is much easier in many ways now that they are older, they are more independent etc. My husband isn’t fussy about what food I serve, he would eat most things I think :D
by Bluebell
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Today has been Ok, I have decided not to snack at all on S days as I just can’t guarantee I can control my eating inbetween meals. However I have had sweets after both meals, a pretty sickly dessert at dinner which I really didn’t need in my life if I’m being honest! I will be finding the next...
by Bluebell
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Thank you! Success today, so three greens in a row, the first successful run in a long while. Mind you I did only have to get through 3 days, easing myself in gently! I find that if I can get through the gap between lunch and dinner I am OK in the evenings, I have always been quite good at not snack...
by Bluebell
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Manfa
Replies: 41
Views: 9630

Well done, you’re off to a great start. Enjoy your weekend :)
by Bluebell
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No More Yo-Yo check in
Replies: 39
Views: 9574

Good for you, a perfect week :) Enjoy the weekend.
by Bluebell
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Thank you Soprano. Yes it does feel so much better. I have a reference point to return to and I am grateful for that.
Today I stayed green. One more day then its the weekend.
by Bluebell
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Yes indeed, I have a wonderful family and close friends who love me for who I am, not how I look. I am blessed with that. :)
by Bluebell
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Manfa
Replies: 41
Views: 9630

Hi manfa, I’m in the UK too, also a size 16. I’ve had many struggles with my eating over the years and am currently back here because NoS is the only sane way I have ever found of gaining control around food. I’m glad you’ve found it and wish you every success, sounds like you’re off to a ...
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Thank you Soprano. I really do appreciate your help and support, and from everyone else on here. The stupid thing is, I really love healthy food. I just can’t stop bingeing on the rubbish. I try hard to cook sensible meals from scratch for my family, but inbetween times I binge. Worst times are wh...
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Thank you everyone as always, this group is so amazingly supportive, I feel a bit emotional. I hit a real low in a changing room today, trying on trousers for work as nothing fits. I had to buy the stretchy jersey ones as my legs are so chunky nothing fitted looks good. Not a good feeling and I have...
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

I’m back. Again. I have to make this work. There aren’t any other options I am able to live with. I can’t live like this any more, hating my relationship with food, getting bigger and bigger, loathing my body, wishing I’d just stuck to the damned diet. I don’t dare get in the scales, it wo...
by Bluebell
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Interesting to hear how different the process is for you Oolala, a whole year to prepare! That is crazy (in terms of workload I mean). Well the whole inspection process is crazy really. I had success Mon-Thurs and then unfortunately a red day on Friday. I am learning to be kind to myself and to mark...
by Bluebell
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Thank you for your interest! Yes I am in the UK where we have a school inspection system which strikes fear into the hearts of anyone working in a school and due an inspection! A phone call is made to the school to say that they will be inspected the following day. Where I work, we have all been wor...
by Bluebell
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Well the rest of the week was not good. I work in a school in the UK and on Weds we had the dreaded OFSTED phone call. This is an extremely stressful time for any school and I am afraid I wasn’t able to focus on NoS at all. However, it is over now and I am going to get back on it again tomorrow.
by Bluebell
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Ok so the weekend wasn’t too bad, I definitely had S treats but didn’t feel out of control. Yesterday and today have been successful, today when I came home at 4 pm I really wanted to eat, and it lasted until dinner at 6.30pm. This is my real danger time for eating mindlessly and to fill an imme...
by Bluebell
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2221
Views: 1271808

Oolala I have just caught up with your thread and sad news. I want to offer my condolences, what a shock it must have been to lose your brother in that way. You have been such an amazing voice of support on this forum, reaching out to strangers to offer advice, encouragement and kind words. I hope y...
by Bluebell
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Well it seems it took me another month to gather myself :? :shock: I do not want to feel like this anymore. I am heartily sick of allowing food to rule my life. I am uncomfortable in my clothes. My knees ache from the extra weight. I have no self control. Sometimes I eat even though I don’t reall...
by Bluebell
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Skelton wrote:It's great to see you back Bluebell !
Thank you so much. :)
by Bluebell
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

I got 3 by filling up my plate! We do what we have to do. Yay well done Jenji! I am definitely having full plates, but have managed to have success again yesterday and today so I’m really pleased. Actually it feels a real relief to be back on the plan, I know this works for me I just need to comm...
by Bluebell
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Thank you everyone for your unswerving support. This forum is amazing. Yesterday was success. Oolala another gem to hang on to “It’s not personal†In all my painful considerations about my eating, I’ve honestly never thought of it like that. I know you’ve said it many times before. But I’...
by Bluebell
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Thank you jenji, very much appreciated.
by Bluebell
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Well it seems it took me another month to gather myself :? :shock: I do not want to feel like this anymore. I am heartily sick of allowing food to rule my life. I am uncomfortable in my clothes. My knees ache from the extra weight. I have no self control. Sometimes I eat even though I don’t really...
by Bluebell
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Thank you Oolala. That you continue to care and give such wonderful advice to people (strangers) who are struggling on an internet forum, and that you never give up on any of us and have belief in each and every poster that they can do this, says an awful lot about the wonderful person that you are....
by Bluebell
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Thank you.
by Bluebell
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

TexArk thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to write such a helpful reply, I do truly appreciate it. Actually if you don’t mind me saying, I recognise a lot of myself in what you write, and your advice is spot on. I’d like to answer your points in turn if that’s ok. 1) I do focus ...
by Bluebell
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Thanks all. Honestly, I’m not in a good place right now with my eating. I can’t seem to find the strength to get back on it. Jenji you are too kind, I don’t feel worthy of anything much, I just feel fat and miserable. :(
by Bluebell
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 270
Views: 196992

3squaremeals wrote:I feel like I need to really make this work for me as I don't want to keep being overweight, miserable and obsessed with food and the scale. There is more to life than this.
Sounds like we are in a very similar position. Good luck with your return :)
by Bluebell
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 270
Views: 196992

oolala53 wrote:I guess it wasn't private. I think it's the one I put on your check-in thread.
Ah yes, thank you :)
by Bluebell
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 270
Views: 196992

Thank you Oolala. My Inbox is empty though? (maybe I’ve been away too long? :lol: )
by Bluebell
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Thank you all for your kind words. It feels good to be back :)
by Bluebell
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 270
Views: 196992

I’m going to copy and paste today’s check in which pretty much sums it up. Ok, where to start. Firstly, I have finally returned to this forum and my daily check in to see two messages asking after me. I am beyond touched that anyone would bother to look me up or think of me after all this time, ...
by Bluebell
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Ok, where to start. Firstly, I have finally returned to this forum to see two messages asking after me. I am beyond touched that anyone would bother to look me up or think of me after all this time, let alone strangers online. So thank you. Since I last checked in, in March, I had a complete relapse...
by Bluebell
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Success all week. Today is a rare snow day, we don’t get snow very often at all in my part of the UK and everything grinds to a halt when we get a centimetre or two! So I am trying to stick to NoS today even though it feels like a mini unexpected holiday, and reminding myself that I can have fun w...
by Bluebell
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Oolala that’s not the first time part of your advice has been to not be too hard on myself - its time I started listening... really listening. Thank you again. I’ll get the message one of these days :)
by Bluebell
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Thanks Oolala and Octavia. Strangely, it almost feels as if I needed to go through that process. To be ‘absent’ from NoS in order to reinforce how much I need it in my life. I have commentd before about how I have always followed the destructive pattern of losing weight, feeling that I have done...
by Bluebell
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Thanks milliem
Today - success
by Bluebell
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Today - success
by Bluebell
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Today - success
by Bluebell
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

So. I went AWOL for a bit. Had something of a relapse, I was allowing myself to not NoS, to eat what I wanted when I wanted. Except... it wasn’t as big a relapse as I have had with other diets. I felt uncomfortable with eating large amounts of food. I would have a snack then wish I felt hungry for...
by Bluebell
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Lots of Ss over the weekend. Today - success
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to stop failing
Replies: 11
Views: 7868

Oolala you speak so much sense, I am going to copy your words and paste them onto my notes on my Ipad. Every time I get myself tied up in knots with my eating I am going to remind myself of your post. I have thanked you many times on this forum, but again, thank you. (Apologies for hijacking the thr...
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to stop failing
Replies: 11
Views: 7868

I can identify with so much of what you are saying. I have been through several difficult patches during my NoS journey where I just want to eat and eat. In all honesty I am not sure that trying to understand why is hugely helpful. (Although I have done so many times myself!) I have actually come to...
by Bluebell
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Today - success
by Bluebell
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

On Sunday we had lunch out just the 4 of us, I chose bouillabaisse which was delicious, filling and probably quite a healthy ish option. Then I blew it by having a Krispy Kreme doughnut. Mmmm it was yummy. Today has been a success, avoided temptation when I got home and waited for dinner somehow. I ...
by Bluebell
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Oolala thank you for your wise words. Firstly I have to confess I have never heard of HALT before :oops: I have googled and read that it means Hungry Angry Lonely Tired. I never knew there was an acronym that sums up my feelings so succinctly! But yes, those are usually the reasons I want to eat min...
by Bluebell
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Oops haven’t checked in since Monday! Havd had 3 successful days. Feeling better and back in control again. I do need to work on reaching for food when I am tired/upset/hormonal etc. Still a work in progress...
by Bluebell
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back... again LOL
Replies: 8
Views: 6324

Welcome :) I identify with a lot of what you are saying. No S is a game changer if we can just trust in it and keep doing it! I know how hard that ‘if’ can be. Wishing you the best of luck on your NoS journey.
by Bluebell
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

OK so today was good. Back in the swing of it (again). Faced the scales and am 4lb heavier than pre Christmas. I need to: Log here each day and be honest Eat filling healthy meals Remind myself of the alternatives to NoS Focus on one day at a time Trust in this way of eating. It has served me well f...
by Bluebell
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Friday was a fail. I ate inbetween lunch and dinner. This weekend has been OK, I am still working on no snacking on S days, I had nothing between breakfast and lunch but again I have eaten a snack this afternoon. I really need to dig deep and get back into the good habits I have worked so hard to es...
by Bluebell
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 4
Views: 3791

Hello and welcome to NoS. You sound as if you are in the right place to start your NoS journey. I can identify with all the dieting having done many myself over the years. I have had my ups and downs with NoS but it has made a huge difference to my relationship with food. I wish you every success, t...
by Bluebell
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Today - success. Dinner was not the best, a KFC with my eldest son, I stuck to one plate but was aware how quickly I was eating it, something about takeaway food does that to me. It is not a regular thing though so I feel OK about it.
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Thanks jenji. I have recently taught myself crochet and am working on a blanket, I find it really calming and enjoyable. Definitely helps in the evenings to keep my hands and mind occupied!
Today - success. A late ish dinner because of my son’s activity but it felt Ok waiting to eat.
by Bluebell
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

The thing is, the rational part of my brain does know this. I really do 100% believe in NoS, I have said in my testimonial and posted on here about how much of a difference NoS has made to my life. I know that the old habits are no good for me. BUT... in the heat of the moment, when I am feeling tir...
by Bluebell
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What Sets People Up For Food Obsession?
Replies: 25
Views: 12362

mitchell I can identify with what you are saying. My mum shows her love by providing huge amounts of food. She also worries that there will be enough, whether people are hungry etc. She does this out of a genuine desire to please, but when you grow up with this it creates issues. Also she talks a lo...
by Bluebell
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Thanks ZippaDee I appreciate your support.
Another good day, I feel back to ‘normal’ whatever that is!
by Bluebell
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ZippaDee Do Da Days...
Replies: 525
Views: 372429

Hi ZippaDee, welcome back to NoS and thank you for your message on my check in, I appreciate it. I wish you every luck on your journey.
by Bluebell
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Since I last posted I have had three days of out of control eating. I am worried that my yoyo dieting mindset is trying to kick in. Lose weight, maintain for a while, return to old habits, gain weight. I need NoS to be the end of that cycle, I truly believed and still believe it can be. Now is when ...
by Bluebell
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 649
Views: 236005

Thank you Oolala and Automatedeating. That helps so much. In the heat of the moment it felt as if I had lost all reasoning! But I will try and reflect as you suggest, when I am feeling calm. Today feels much better, I have so many ‘good’ days under my belt that I just get cross and frustrated wi...