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by Larkspur
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1800
Views: 1217961

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Hey Kathleen-- I thought of you as I took my walk this morning! I decided it's ok to drive somewhere new as I have lived in my neighborhood for 14 years and it is just not that exciting to me anymore. I put on a podcast and the time went very pleasantly. I hear you on deciding what you can control a...
by Larkspur
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2221
Views: 1295660

Re: oolala53

Well, it IS pretty compelling if you have struggled with weight. Part of what I like about this board is that people are metabolism/diet nerds who have read All the Things. If I were forty pounds lighter would it still interest me as much? I don't know! It's sort of a habit! You are super knowledgea...
by Larkspur
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4314
Views: 1751911

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Just want to point out you've achieved so much already-- like 40 pounds down from your high, right? I hear you about the spending. I was conscious today of feeling like most of my day is struggling to do good things and avoid bad ones and I was just OVER IT. The list of should nots is long and it ta...
by Larkspur
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 808
Views: 243251

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I'm glad your back is better! One of the weight-loss voices is my head is the woman who wrote Lean Habits (sorry, forget her name)-- she recommends feeling hunger 30-45 minutes before a meal. She thinks you have to feel hungry at some point to lose weight and that's the most painless way to do it. M...
by Larkspur
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Re: Larkspur's check-in

It's nice to read people's threads. I've been coming here since I think 2017? And people are so kind, introspective and observant. B/ steelcut oatmeal which was skimpy because I burned most of it, w/ chopped figs, pecans and butter; sweetened coffee L/plate of bean nachos, yogurt with frozen cherrie...
by Larkspur
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3342
Views: 1246279

Re: automated eating tracker

Gratz on your sabbatical! I can so relate to fear-of-being-thought-wrong-blamed-or-shamed as the main thing I don't like about working, worse than getting up at 5 and, you know, having to work. I did have one class go really south on me when I was teaching and in some ways that was painfully therape...
by Larkspur
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Re: Larkspur's check-in

B/ kodiak cake with pecans and banana
Mini smoothie berries and yogurt
Sweet coffee

L/ Ezekiel and pb
Salad and vinaigrette
2 grilled chicken strips
Cherries
Sweet coffee

D/ Mongolian chicken with rice, cashews
by Larkspur
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4314
Views: 1751911

Re: Linda's daily check-in

How do you make your sf mocha, Linda? I use half and half and a big spoon of ovaltine, so definitely not sf.
by Larkspur
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3342
Views: 1246279

Re: automated eating tracker

22K steps is super impressive!
by Larkspur
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 438857

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

I was letting myself have some desserty things during the week. But I just felt like I'm not getting anywhere, in spite of not snacking, so I am trying to just do Saturday. I do drink sweetened coffee as a crutch. Trying to stay out of the diet soda as well since for me it just seems to keep the cra...
by Larkspur
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 601
Views: 172345

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Gratz on running for office! That is truly awesome. I wish you the best.

How is your hip/sciatica? And where do you get sprouternickel?
by Larkspur
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Re: Larkspur's check-in

B/ was coffee with cream and ovaltine, egg and cheese on a piece of ezekiel bread and a plum L/ was late-- 2 pieces of dave's killer bread with PB, berries and avocado with plain yogurt in a smoothie, some roasted pumpkin seeds, coffee with cream and ovaltine ===> exhausted and indigested ====> let'...
by Larkspur
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 518
Views: 84410

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Hi Pinkhippy! I too had a late start to eating-- I should have had your lunch! Too late, too hungry, too many carbs ===> wiped. It is hard to deal with other adult humans, and the stakes are high for teenagers-- they've never done this before, and everything has more weight. Personally I struggle to...
by Larkspur
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Re: Larkspur's check-in

Wow, about a year since I checked in! I read up on boards and it's nice to see how everyone is doing. So, in a nutshell: *I've observed a roughly 14 hour overnight fast for like 3 years I think? Learned about it here! *typically don't snack on non-work days. Work days I do the best I can but it's ch...
by Larkspur
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Re: Larkspur's check-in

Auto: This is what I did. I meditated at 5:30 in the morning right after dragging myself out of bed. It felt like a continuation of sleep and to some degree it was :) But it connected me with this warm, good feeling in my body which is how I learned to like it. I find that I have kind of "learned" i...
by Larkspur
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Re: Larkspur's check-in

Hi Auto: Happy news on the low inflammation-- that's a great! It must also be very helpful to not like wheat things. I wish I could say the same, alas. I want to look for the books you mentioned in Octavia's thread. I got a free card to the Free Library of Philadelphia which has some great Kindle op...
by Larkspur
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 808
Views: 243251

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Glad you're okay and starting to recover from the experience. Glad to see you back!
by Larkspur
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Re: Larkspur's check-in

Realizing I shoot past fullness at every meal. I eat fast, which is part of the issue. I also don't seem to hold as much. My goal today was to end up in the green on the full-o-meter. I succeeded at one meal today, LOL. It's a start! Ordered some berberine. I think my weight problems have an insulin...
by Larkspur
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Meal Timing Epiphany
Replies: 13
Views: 9575

Re: Meal Timing Epiphany

I do that-- the 16/8 time restricted eating thing. It's more like 15/9 most days. I found it cleared up some inflammatory issues (it appears leaky gut is an Actual Thing) and when maintained, helps me not gain weight during the holidays. I am over 50, hypothyroid and female, so it hasn't by itself l...
by Larkspur
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: - -
Replies: 278
Views: 146916

Re: Whosonfirst's Check In & Exercise Log

Yay on the good news! So glad to hear it!
by Larkspur
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3342
Views: 1246279

Re: automated eating tracker

Have a great weekend, Auto!
by Larkspur
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Re: Larkspur's check-in

Thanks, Candace-- DH gets it. He does his best. She's not gonna change. I just have to figure out my own boundaries. She does love the attention and stimulation of rehab so maybe that will keep her occupied for a bit. I decided to take some time and figure out my own theory of obesity to help me fig...
by Larkspur
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Re: Larkspur's check-in

So-- 1. Spike in weight lately. Fair amount of stress with the end of the school year and I think my choices (or survival responses, depending on how you look at it) put me in a place where I could kind of watch my body trying to put on weight. Insulin resistant ==> increased appetite. Since school ...
by Larkspur
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: - -
Replies: 278
Views: 146916

Re: Whosonfirst's Check In & Exercise Log

Glad to hear about the biopsy news. I'm sorry your wife and you are having to go through this. I was touched by your seeing your dad in your reflection. My mom's in there even though I don't look that much like her :)
by Larkspur
Thu May 30, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: - -
Replies: 278
Views: 146916

Re: Whosonfirst's Check In & Exercise Log

Best wishes to you and your wife. Hope it's all good.
by Larkspur
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4314
Views: 1751911

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Seconding Octavia's lovely remarks-- trying new things is not necessarily bad-- you probably learned a lot in this process. If nothing else, your experience led me to some changes which have been lasting (so far) and quite helpful for both me and my husband :)
by Larkspur
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 808
Views: 243251

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I love all the Britishisms on your threat. I had to google Rosemary Conley.
by Larkspur
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 601
Views: 172345

Re: Jen's checkin thread

That is a toughie because fat is such a loaded word. It could be an adjective. Or a medical condition. Or a risk factor. Or a devastating personal judgement. I wish we could take the emotion out of it, but that doesn't seem likely, does it? My daughter is very tall, 5'11". She is so tired of, "YOU'R...
by Larkspur
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Re: Larkspur's check-in

Belated explanations-- Umbrella Academy is a series on I think Netflix? Kind of a live action superhero deal. And rug hooking is making a pattern in burlap with wool strips to form a picture or, well, a rug. Sorry to be cryptic! Overall well being: it's been bumpy, but better lately. I knew I had to...
by Larkspur
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Re: Larkspur's check-in

Auto-- your posts are always fascinating :) For gut food, usually some kind of fruit or vegetable and I do eat yogurt most days. I have also bought probiotic prunes. Good idea? Bad? Who knows? So sorry to hear you had C Diff. Pure misery I'm told. Whosonfirst-- My husband, not a driver, uses Uber a ...
by Larkspur
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2221
Views: 1295660

Re: oolala53

Did you see this one?

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 075616.htm

If you needed some inspiration :)
by Larkspur
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 808
Views: 243251

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Kudos on the running!
by Larkspur
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2221
Views: 1295660

Re: oolala53

Sorry to hear about the water-- I think you are wise to address it sooner than later.

Are you enjoying retirement? Are you like Lizzie Bennet, who more knew herself to be happy, than felt herself to be so? It probably takes a while to get used to.
by Larkspur
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Re: Larkspur's check-in

Yay for the board clean up! Thanks to Reinhardt! That was sort of What's Wrong with Modern Life in a nutshell-- a good thing corrupted by meaningless noise. So: Eating: My plans wobble around a center, but the Current Thought is to eat 2 meals a day, call it three if you want to count a handful of a...
by Larkspur
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Bullet point check-in *I've been reading Alan Carr's The Easy Way to Quit Sugar. Not on board with all of it (he hates bread), but I have been helped by the thought that sugar does not have to be this icon of forbidden delight; it's a self perpetuating addiction and not necessarily All That. A helpf...
by Larkspur
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4314
Views: 1751911

I'm sort of steamed for you about the high pressure sales tactics. I have more your role with the money, my husband makes most of our income and I do more of the thinking about it. Which means there are bursts of activity and then long stretches of benign neglect, LOL. When you read money blogs, the...
by Larkspur
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 497
Views: 367388

I've has some success with VERY small goals. One sun salutation a day. That kind of thing.

I hope this month is better!
by Larkspur
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4314
Views: 1751911

Good for you. I think you are wise to enjoy life and let your body adjust to the amazing change. You've done so well, have found a way of eating that you enjoy and is sustainable, and you don't have to meet some narrow (literally) imposed standard.
by Larkspur
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

In that place where I know I would be happier if I organized myself around food a little better-- still eating 16/8 or maybe 15/9, but some snacking and not always the best food choices. I've kept ten off and my fasting blood sugar was decent the other day but I am still pudgy. We take dinner to MIL...
by Larkspur
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2221
Views: 1295660

Hope you're okay, Oolala.
by Larkspur
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3342
Views: 1246279

Most impressive! You ARE a Jedi!
by Larkspur
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Reading some threads here and on the general discussion board kind of nudged me to saddle up, at least for today. So today was: 10/ apple and bagel with cheese 1:30/ bowl of chili, some smart food, little box of raisins 4/homemade latte 7/this Ina Garten mustard panko chicken thing that was too comp...
by Larkspur
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2221
Views: 1295660

Wouldn't your employer understand about giving you a couple of days after the death of your brother? It seems to me you need a little time. ((()))
by Larkspur
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Thanks Auto! All good advice. I do buy myself weekly flowers, and I have a lovely woman who cleans for me every two weeks. I've also been shelling out for Instacart. Not grocery shopping is the bomb. Exercise is still not enough. Short things I don't mind doing seems to be the most promising. So far...
by Larkspur
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2221
Views: 1295660

So glad you got those small gifts-- the thought that counted, and the regret for his behavior towards you at a painful time.

I hope there are more such small graces and that you continue healing.
by Larkspur
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 808
Views: 243251

How about promising her Special Fried Rice for later in the week?

Hope you got some rest.

A second vote for the humidifier.

Feel better soon!
by Larkspur
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Thanks for the encouragement, guys :) Still having issues with being super tired working full time. It has to get better, right? I am trying to figure out sleep (menopause, gah). Better sleep does seem to mean that I have enough energy at the end of the day to like, sit up once I get home. I went ba...
by Larkspur
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 601
Views: 172345

Yay standing desk. I love mine. I feel less tired on days when I use it more.
by Larkspur
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3342
Views: 1246279

I wish we could have a round table in person to talk about work/career issues. I used to teach adjunct for a BSN program, two days a week. Mostly good but I did get one or two groups where I felt really discouraged and inept. I do think, for what it's worth, that having a parent near is critical for...
by Larkspur
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2221
Views: 1295660

Oh dear. I'm so sorry this happened and sorry that you are struggling with your feelings about it. I do believe in "all feelings are valid" and certainly it makes sense that you don't feel sharp grief for someone who was not particularly likeable or good to you, as it sounds here. I wouldn't discoun...
by Larkspur
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 307
Views: 164538

Hey, great week!
by Larkspur
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kate's daily check-in
Replies: 181
Views: 79696

How did the celiac testing come out?
by Larkspur
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Haven't posted in so long I think I forget how to respond to my own thread! So: back at work full-time. I got the job I wanted. It is work I like and am reasonably suited for, but I have been struggling with anxiety/performance worries & the problem of not being able to be there for my family in the...
by Larkspur
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2221
Views: 1295660

Yeah, I’m concerned too. Downside of online connection-/ can’t pick up the phone and touch base. Hopefully just busy with nice summer stuff.
by Larkspur
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 530
Views: 283130

So glad you’re feeling so great! The Europe trip sounds fab!
by Larkspur
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello Allison!
Replies: 230
Views: 69204

Hope it’s a green Monday for you. I am sorry to admit that when I got fat (BMI from 22 to 30 type fat) after my first was born, one of the few advantages was feeling less self conscious in a bathing suit! Sort of “ha-ha, I’m fat, no one’s watching!†I hope you can enjoy your pool time this ...
by Larkspur
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Goldilocks' Diary
Replies: 9
Views: 5531

Yes, a disappointing meal is a challenge on No S. I used to have trouble with hunger before bed (still would, with no dinner) but it’s not a problem now. Good luck!
by Larkspur
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Focus this week: enjoying summer (LOVE SUMMER), and plating more carefully. If I snack while cooking there is less of that yay feeling when I sit down. Have been pretty good about physical activity— summer weather/schedule makes that easier. Lots of family and friend activities lately, gardening, ...
by Larkspur
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2221
Views: 1295660

My husband is a psychologist and has shaken his head over clients who have suddenly discovered what he has been telling them for years :) But they had to be standing in the right place to see it, I guess. I would totally buy your book :) Hope you’re feeling better— did you happen to get a blood ...
by Larkspur
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4314
Views: 1751911

Was it in a body-habitus discussion? Maybe reacting to the work you have to put in versus those who seem to have it easier? I think you are wise to choose letting go of it when you are feeling so good in your skin :)
by Larkspur
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: - -
Replies: 278
Views: 146916

What a harrowing experience for you! Your poor neighbor. Are you doing ok? That’s a very rough thing to witness.
by Larkspur
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sharon's daily check-in
Replies: 316
Views: 110519

Think of it as resting your gut :)

Hope everything goes smoothly and well.
by Larkspur
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

So my current program is a sort of modded No S, as in a little sugar daily S days Friday and Saturday try not to snack on S days anyway fast 15-16 hours from about 6 pm to about 10 am eat mostly whole foods beans, oats, or veg at most meals (gut biome!) I have been having an easier time with eating ...
by Larkspur
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4314
Views: 1751911

Sedona sounds so great. I grew up in Cottonwood, on a small acreage on the river. We used to pick berries on Oak Creek.

I am sorry your trip got delayed! That is a drag! But the silver lining is you are unlikely to still have strep.

Enjoy your time with your mom.
by Larkspur
Thu May 31, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Seeking Advice from Seasoned No-S'ers
Replies: 7
Views: 5596

I find it helpful to eat a later breakfast—9:30 or 10 am. A smoothie probably wouldn’t hold me. A homemade granola with chopped apple or steel cut oats holds pretty well for me.
by Larkspur
Thu May 31, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: - -
Replies: 278
Views: 146916

Glad your wife’s EKG was good. Good for her, getting checked. I hope she feels better. It is easier in summer to stay active, isn’t it?
by Larkspur
Tue May 29, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Well, in the last week, four out of seven days for exercise. It gets pushed out pretty easily but I'm hoping with summer to get a better routine. And now for my long and boring complaint: The eternal struggle vis a vis my poor MIL waxes and wanes. She had a tough childhood and was pretty dependent o...
by Larkspur
Wed May 23, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

I decided (seems to be the consensus) on exercise. Success for Sunday and today. I didn’t feel like it, but I called a friend and actually had a lovely walk talking to her. I have noticed some changes in my memory— it’s like things used to fall into a puddle, and now they fall into a deep dark...
by Larkspur
Wed May 23, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 438857

One weight loss guru I follow says “weight loss is an ugly science†and I believe it. Some people lose weight readily on a moderate diet and others don’t. At times I have felt like i’m doing about all I’m willing to do, and other times I feel there is considerable room for improvement and m...
by Larkspur
Wed May 23, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: New-to-here Nic's check in
Replies: 80
Views: 21509

Yay!
by Larkspur
Sat May 19, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 808
Views: 243251

Gratz on your success!
by Larkspur
Sat May 19, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: New-to-here Nic's check in
Replies: 80
Views: 21509

Yes-- crazy amounts of rain! Bleah! My garden would be lovely if I could get out there.
by Larkspur
Sat May 19, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sharon's daily check-in
Replies: 316
Views: 110519

Good luck!
by Larkspur
Sat May 19, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello Allison!
Replies: 230
Views: 69204

Here's to a great week, Allison (())
by Larkspur
Sat May 19, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Saw middle daughter graduate today. She came out magna cum laude from a quite difficult program, and was chosen for the writing prize, so I am of course extra proud although just getting through is achievement enough. Got 86 year old mother in law to and from uneventfully. So a good day even though ...
by Larkspur
Fri May 04, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2221
Views: 1295660

Dang, I had this whole response and lost it! Thanks for the links. I haven't read much of this scientist and it will be fun to read more. I'm still persuaded of a link between insulin regulation and obesity-- not, I suspect, in a calorie controlled environment, but very few of us are calorie control...
by Larkspur
Fri May 04, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello Allison!
Replies: 230
Views: 69204

So great, Allison! I am smiling at the thought of you bumming a smoke! Live music is the best.
by Larkspur
Fri May 04, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Went in for a doctor visit the other day-- wanted to check my TSH due to some dry mouth and crazy heat spells at night. TSH was where it needed to be so I guess it is the perimeno fairy. Anyway, I am 10 lbs down from my highest weight, so that's something anyway. I have normal fasting sugars and my ...
by Larkspur
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2221
Views: 1295660

LOL Oolala-- calling it "flesh" definitely makes you lean towards the plant based foods! (I just ordered chickens to keep for eggs/pets and it's unfortunate to think that is also one of my fave foods.) I do think we get a pretty thoughtful crew here on NoS and I think it's because if you've really l...
by Larkspur
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Ate well yesterday, a little off the rails today. I had to spend a morning with one of those people who manages to very quickly get across the idea that everything you do and are is wrong. I have been lucky to work with mostly lovely people, but my line of work does attract a certain subset who embr...
by Larkspur
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 233
Views: 136648

Sounds like you're doing fantastic!
by Larkspur
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 808
Views: 243251

"Without the distraction of daily treats, I’ve been forced to tend to my life and seek out real fulfilment. "

Great reflection! I just enjoy your whole thread, it's so interesting to hear about what's going on with you & I enjoy the British (you are British?) twist.
by Larkspur
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello Allison!
Replies: 230
Views: 69204

So glad you're feeling better & got some sleep ((())).
by Larkspur
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Beginagain April 12, 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 24464

Woot :)
by Larkspur
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 530
Views: 283130

I totally get the dialectic. I think it's worth observing what works best for you, after a reasonable period of time. If TRE as you're practicing it is taking you places you don't want to go, it makes sense to change it up. Looking forward to hearing how the new plan goes.
by Larkspur
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Beginagain April 12, 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 24464

Have you had any luck with breaking it down into steps? Like-- no snacking after dinner, and then after you have that down, no snacking after lunch. I really believe in the hormonal basis of eating behavior and I think our systems get primed for food when we normally eat. So to cut out a snack time ...
by Larkspur
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Beginagain April 12, 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 24464

Beginagain, do you feel like there is something in particular pulling you off program?
by Larkspur
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

Note to self: I felt really good yesterday, no lethargy, and I slept well. 4/11 10/zumba 11/rainbow salad, apple-fennel salad, chicken wings, roll, 2 malt balls, sweetened coffee with cream 4/ancient grain cereal with 1/2 & 1/2 and almonds, 5 apricots 6/ roast chicken, r potatoes and carrots bed 11 pm
by Larkspur
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dalia negra
Replies: 207
Views: 67319

Gratz on the green!
by Larkspur
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4314
Views: 1751911

Yeah, I have trouble seeing alternate day fasting as a lifestyle. Whatever you do to lose fat has to be sustainable, or why bother, and personally I could not groove on that, though I've read some people like it. Under the heading of unasked-for advice, have you tried resistance training? I'm convin...
by Larkspur
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 818
Views: 234874

Gratz on the 10K steps!
by Larkspur
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hello Allison!
Replies: 230
Views: 69204

Allison, so sorry to hear that! How on earth did he do it? Hope you and he are both okay.
by Larkspur
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

LOL! Tennessee is pretty far! One of the nice parts of retirement, I'm sure-- not having to worry about that anymore! Thanks for the good wishes :) So I am intrigued by a new podcast (Cut the Fat by Ray Hinish) I ran into yesterday. I have read (as many of us have) *a lot* on weight loss science. So...
by Larkspur
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1800
Views: 1217961

Hey Kathleen-- I have just the same issue. I don't have much trouble adhering to a 16 hour period when I don't eat (half of that I'm asleep, after all!) So that's interesting, right? If I want sweets, for example, why don't I yearn for them when it's my fasting time? It has been fairly easy to do wh...
by Larkspur
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 108416

So I got the call that I had been worried about, so I am much happier. The next step in that process is not until May, so I'm hoping that I can kick up my heels a little bit between now and then. My insecurity has receded for now, but I don't want to get too comfortable, if that makes sense-- one fo...
by Larkspur
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Newby Amanda - Daily Check in :-)
Replies: 6
Views: 4638

You're doing great!
by Larkspur
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 808
Views: 243251

Hope your husband is liking NYC! I think that's insightful about the crying-- I think it's probably good that we don't all react like model citizens all the time. I was attempting to make a dr appt with my daughter's disorganized practice. I think the scheduler was accustomed to taking the offensive...
by Larkspur
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Skippy commerical
Replies: 15
Views: 9287

LOL Jen :) I think it's presenting a child that reminds parents of their own kid. As far as kids go, I think the change in activity has been a factor. I don't think small bursts do much toward managing weight, but that low-grade all day activity really does. We forget that people, especially young p...
by Larkspur
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: And we start again...oy vey
Replies: 7
Views: 5662

Never give up, never surrender :)

Best wishes! All we really have to worry about is the present moment...