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by clarinetgal
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4221
Views: 1635472

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi, Linda! I can definitely relate to your recent posts! I think the fact that you have kept off 40 pounds is great, and as long as you are fit, active, healthy (in terms of blood work and other health indicators), and happy, then that’s what counts. I’m working on getting to that place, myself.
by clarinetgal
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 411
Views: 64545

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

That’s great that you can cut your own hair! Have fun experimenting with recipes!
by clarinetgal
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3193
Views: 1146025

Re: automated eating tracker

That is awesome that you climbed a mountain! Way to go!
by clarinetgal
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

Thank you, everybody! Auto, Yes, I am definitely enjoying the gorgeous weather in the Pacific NW! I’m still staying consistent with not eating after dinner, and my sweets consumption is getting less, which is a start! I’m starting to get to a point where as long as I stay active (which I am), stick ...
by clarinetgal
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

Thank you, everybody! I’m having mixed success with my eating. The no sweets during the week has been a huge struggle, but I will keep trying to work on it. I really would like to get to the point of not being a slave to sweets. HOWEVER, I am doing much better about not eating after dinner! In the p...
by clarinetgal
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

These past couple of weeks haven’t gone the best, eating wise. I’m not eating after dinner as much as I used to, so that is a positive. I have had several times over the past couple of weeks where I’ve snacked on carbs late in the afternoon, so that I would have enough energy to stay awake until my ...
by clarinetgal
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3193
Views: 1146025

Re: automated eating tracker

Hi, auto! I hope you’re enjoying your visit with your sister! I like sauerkraut from time to time. I should probably eat it more often, since I have some gut issues. Good job on your cleaning!
by clarinetgal
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4221
Views: 1635472

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi, Linda! I’m very glad your dinner went well, and I’m glad you’re enjoying your interval training! If your clothes are still fitting you well, then I would guess you have gained some muscle. I’m with you on weighing. Daily weighing stresses me out, but if I go for long periods without weighing mys...
by clarinetgal
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3193
Views: 1146025

Re: automated eating tracker

I’m sorry you’re going through a tough time right now. I agree with Linda, it sounds like you could use a day off. I hope your sabbatical comes through.
by clarinetgal
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 448
Views: 82221

Re: Alene's Check-in

It sounds like you had some great family time! I like lifting weights, too! It’s my second favorite form of exercise (my favorite is Taekwondo).
by clarinetgal
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4221
Views: 1635472

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Ooh! Chocolate sounds good! As long as you get back on track tomorrow, I’m sure you’ll be fine. 😀
by clarinetgal
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

Thank you, Linda! Exercise is one of the things that has helped keep me sane during all of the craziness of this year.
Today was a success! I stuck to 3 meals, and after dinner, I just had tea!
by clarinetgal
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

Auto, Thank you. These past few months have been hard without my band rehearsals, and especially with the uncertainty about my job, but I’m trying to trust that at some point, this WILL end, and then I can get back to making music with my band friends again. Soprano, Thank you. Well, the past week d...
by clarinetgal
Sun May 31, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 448
Views: 82221

Re: Alene's Check-in

Hello from a fellow Washingtonian! I hear you about the scale! I have been weighing myself daily for years, and it hasn’t done much good. I think I will experiment with weighing less often, and focusing on behavior. I’ve been wearing my Fitbit to bed more often, and I find the sleep score to be very...
by clarinetgal
Sun May 31, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Soprano
Replies: 222
Views: 81303

Re: Soprano

Good job! Yes, this quarantine has been a great time to focus on developing healthier habits!
by clarinetgal
Sun May 31, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4221
Views: 1635472

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Aww! I’m glad Cupcake is settling down. Good luck with the Diet Bet!
by clarinetgal
Sun May 31, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3193
Views: 1146025

Re: automated eating tracker

I’m sorry you’re feeling bad about your body right now. I’m sure your sabbatical will really help with reducing your stress, and hopefully with some of the other issues. The books you’re reading sound interesting!
by clarinetgal
Sun May 31, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

The past couple of days were rough, because I found out on Thursday there is a good chance I won’t have a teaching job next year, thanks to Covid. In August of 2019, I was hired to teach band and orchestra at a small private school in my area, and I LOVED it. The kids were great, and I felt like thi...
by clarinetgal
Fri May 29, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3193
Views: 1146025

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, I’m sorry you’re struggling. At least, with only 3 weeks to go, you can hang in there and then you’ll be free. Would it be feasible for you to quit? If so, it sounds like you would be a great vet tech!
by clarinetgal
Fri May 29, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

Hi, auto! It’s great to ‘see’ you again! Yes, hello to my fellow Washingtonian! 😀
by clarinetgal
Fri May 29, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4221
Views: 1635472

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Your dogs are so cute! My parents have a dog that is part Shih Tzu part Papillon, and he is the sweetest dog!
I hear you about how eating 3 meals is more relaxing! It’s nice to have that structure in place, and it’s nice not to have to wait too long to eat again.
by clarinetgal
Thu May 28, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

Thanks, Linda! It’s great to ‘see’ you, too! How have you been? I would call today a success! I decided to use Life is a Blessing’s mod and allow myself sweets each day, as long as they fit on my plate. I’ll see how it goes! B: Grande breve latte with sugar free cinnamon dolce syrup and a reduced fa...
by clarinetgal
Wed May 27, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

I am back after a year away from here. I have spent the past year flirting with various Beachbody programs and diets, with almost nothing to show for it (with the exception being that my bloodwork and other health numbers, aside from weight and body fat, are really good). I have been perusing some o...
by clarinetgal
Tue May 28, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

Thank you, Auto! Setting a sleep goal is a great idea! Yesterday wasn’t too bad. I was done eating at 7:45 PM. I ate a little too much yesterday, but it wasn’t overly excessive. I have done a decent job with staying on track today, so far, and my goal is to not eat after 9 PM again (and to get more ...
by clarinetgal
Mon May 27, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4221
Views: 1635472

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I’m just popping by to say hello!✋🏻 I hear you, about wanting to get to a point where I don’t think about food and weight all of the time.
by clarinetgal
Mon May 27, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: This is not a bad idea, Tracker!
Replies: 117
Views: 34764

Re: This is not a bad idea, Tracker!

It looks like you’re doing great! I hope you feel better soon!
by clarinetgal
Mon May 27, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 495
Views: 347251

Re: The Daily Dandelion

It sounds like you’ve had a lot to deal with! Good luck with the job applications!
by clarinetgal
Mon May 27, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 233
Views: 128041

Re: Tex Ark Check In

Wow, Tex Ark! I think that’s great! I really hope i’m Where you are, when i’m 72! (I’m 44).
by clarinetgal
Mon May 27, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3193
Views: 1146025

Re: automated eating tracker

I hope everything goes well with the counselor, and with your husband and kids. Best wishes to you!
by clarinetgal
Mon May 27, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

I am back again. I’m still struggling with the same issues of overeating at night, and eating a bunch of extra carbs when i’m really tired. (Sigh). I’ve also been struggling with ongoing allergies and sinus issues, which hasn’t helped. Anyway, i’m back to the No S structure, which I like the best. I...
by clarinetgal
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4221
Views: 1635472

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I’m just popping by to say hi! ✋🏻
by clarinetgal
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 648254

Re: Imogen's Daily Check In

I’m just popping by to say hi. ✋🏻 I hope you’re feeling a little better today.
by clarinetgal
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3193
Views: 1146025

Re: automated eating tracker

I’m just popping by to say hi. ✋🏻 I liked what you wrote about focusing on your top priorities.
by clarinetgal
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

For the previous two weeks, I had quite a few days where I slipped and ate at night. However, over the past week, I have done MUCH better about not eating at night, and better with my eating overall. I’ve made healthier choices, and i’ve Been forcing myself to eat lunch, which has resulted in not be...
by clarinetgal
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4221
Views: 1635472

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I definitely understand your frustration with weight loss. :( The cookbook club sounds like fun!
by clarinetgal
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3193
Views: 1146025

Re: automated eating tracker

I LOVED A Wind in the Door! I also really liked A Wrinkle in Time!
by clarinetgal
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

Thanks, Linda! I’ll have to look in to the wedge pillow. Well, I slipped on not eating after 9 PM over the past few days, and I really don’t like it. I’ve come to use late night eating as a kind of sedative after my kids go to bed (my house is just really busy, and both boys are high maintenance), a...
by clarinetgal
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom’s Journey 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 4058

Re: Tobiasmom’s Journey 2019

Hi, Tobiasmom! Nice to see you again! My boys are about the same ages as your boys. My boys are 11 and 7.
by clarinetgal
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4221
Views: 1635472

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi, Linda! I hope you feel better soon! Good luck with your Facebook group. I’m sure you’ll have some nice breaks, while your girls are at camp.
by clarinetgal
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3193
Views: 1146025

Re: automated eating tracker

Hi, Auto! The podcasts you’re listening to sound very interesting! Diabetes is rampant on my mother’s side of the family, so I want to do everything I can to avoid getting Type 2 Diabetes.That’s great that your husband has been reading to your kids!
by clarinetgal
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

Hi, Auto! Yes, late night eating has been a struggle for me for many years. I’ve found that some of the same tricks your husband uses have been helping me. I’ve been having a bigger dinner, and keeping less snack foods around. In the past week, i’ve Only eaten after 9 PM once! Hi, Linda! Thanks! I s...
by clarinetgal
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4221
Views: 1635472

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi, Linda! Sorry about your friend. :( Lifting weights should definitely help with your body composition, especially as you put on muscle. Plus, lifting weights has so many other health benefits. I love to lift weights, and I would much rather do that than do cardio. My older son will be a teenager ...
by clarinetgal
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

Thanks, Linda! I’ve made it three days in a row with not eating after dinner! I want to try to establish this as a habit, this time. There will be some times where I have to eat late (like if I don’t get the chance to eat dinner before my band rehearsal), but I know it’s not good for you to eat too ...
by clarinetgal
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 726
Views: 213856

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hi, Octavia! I love to exercise. I find it helps me feel SO much better. As for the eating fail, being tired and under stress is definitely a challenging combination. I think just getting back on track makes sense.
by clarinetgal
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4221
Views: 1635472

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi, Linda! I’m glad your daughter got in to the school she wanted. That’s too bad your husband got home too late yesterday. I hope you enjoy the new vegan place!
by clarinetgal
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

Hello! It did take me a few days to get back on track after my birthday (which was Feb. 10), but I actually got back on track yesterday, on Valentine’s Day! I didn’t eat the healthiest, but I did eat 3 meals, and I ate nothing after dinner. I’m determined to stay on track today, also. I did get choc...
by clarinetgal
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

Hi, Auto! Thanks! Yes, we ended up with about 16 inches of snow. I’m guessing you had around the same? Thank you, Linda and Octavia!
by clarinetgal
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

After playing around with different diets, or just not dieting, I think i’m Ready to start posting in here again! I’ve gotten heavily involved with doing Beachbody workouts the past several months, because Beachbody on Demand has a ton of 20-40 minute workouts on it, and that is about all of the tim...
by clarinetgal
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

The past couple of days went pretty well. I did not eat after dinner on Tuesday or Wednesday, and every time I ate sweets, they were part of a meal. I normally treat Thursdays as an S day, and I did go sort of ‘hog wild’ yesterday, but i’m Okay with that. I’ll try to rein it in a little bit ...
by clarinetgal
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4221
Views: 1635472

Hi, Linda! I can certainly relate to your post. I, too, need to lose weight, but I don’t want to make major sacrifices to do it. I’ve gone through several elimination diets for a variety of reasons, and while they helped me lose weight, I was miserable when I was on them. Even for exercising, iâ...
by clarinetgal
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3193
Views: 1146025

Hi, Auto! I’m glad things are going well for you with reducing your blood pressure, and everything! I can relate to you, on the house cleaning. I will be having a family gathering at my place on Sunday, to honor my sister and brother in law, who are visiting from Germany, so i’d like for my hous...
by clarinetgal
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 648254

Hi, Imogen! It’s nice to see you again! I can relate to your experience with the light and carby breakfast. I’ve learned the hard way that my eating goes much better for the day when I have more protein at breakfast.
Good job sticking with the habits!
by clarinetgal
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Thanks, Linda! I’m still continuing to plug away at improving my eating habits. Yesterday was a good day. I did have a couple of small sweets, but they were with meals (or very close to meal time), and I ate 3 meals, with nothing after dinner except for a cup of tea. Today will be a 4 meal day, be...
by clarinetgal
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Update: Yesterday ended up being a mixed day. In terms of eating 3 meals and not eating after dinner, yesterday was a success. I did have two mini ice cream cones with dinner, which is why I would call the day a mixed day. I’m not ready for Vanilla No S, but I think I might be willing to take baby...
by clarinetgal
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Thanks, Linda! I’m actually not going to rule out fasting entirely. I spent the past week not eating after dinner, because my family went on vacation to a camp that provided 3 meals for us, but nothing after dinner (except for the last night, when we had S’mores!), and going about 14 hours betwe...
by clarinetgal
Thu May 31, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4221
Views: 1635472

I’m just popping in to say hi! I’m glad you’ve been able to get to know your neighbors! One of my friends is the man I sit next to in band. He is old enough to be my father, so there is absolutely no sexual interest at all. He and I just get along really well.
Take care!
by clarinetgal
Wed May 23, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Larkspur, Thanks, and i’m glad you understand. I never thought weight loss would be this hard, but I am not giving up. Yes, I am still doing moderate carbs. I feel my best when I eat that way.
by clarinetgal
Tue May 22, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

I’m just doing a quick check in. I’m at a bit of a loss, in terms of weight loss. I’ve been stuck in a plateau basically since January. I tried fasting, but unfortunately it didn’t work for me. I’ve had to take on a much more active role in my son’s therapy, plus i’m much busier with m...
by clarinetgal
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Oolala, That is a good point, and my goal for this week, while my kids are on Spring Break, is to eat lunch every day. Well, this past month has gone better. I managed to lose the 3 or so pounds I gained in February. My naturopath put me on a moderate-carb diet (around 200 g a day), and she wants me...
by clarinetgal
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4221
Views: 1635472

I hope your daughter has a great time in Europe, and i’m Glad you got your taxes done! It looks like you’re doing great!
by clarinetgal
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3193
Views: 1146025

I’m glad you and your hubby were able to get away! I definitely understand, about the effects of overeating rich food.
by clarinetgal
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Thanks, Auto!

Well, today is my day to recommit, so I hope the rest of the month goes better!
How are you?
by clarinetgal
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Well, February was a rough month for me, eating wise. My birthday and Valentine’s Day are almost back to back (my birthday was Feb. 10), and I had a hard time getting back on track after that (sigh). On the plus side, my nighttime bingeing is still way lower than what it used to be, so that’s so...
by clarinetgal
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Hello! It’s been a busy past few weeks. My eating hasn’t been perfect. I’m eating too many sweets, but pretty much all of the sweets I eat are within my 3-4 meals structure, so it’s progress. My habit of overeating at night has gone WAY down. I’ve had the cold/crud that’s been going arou...
by clarinetgal
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3193
Views: 1146025

Hi, Auto! Good for you for homeschooling your younger son! It sounds like it was the right decision for him. I hope you’re able to figure out some of the details, so it’s not as crazy. As for the job, you definitely have to do what is right for you.
by clarinetgal
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4221
Views: 1635472

Hi, Linda!👋🻠It looks like you’re doing great!
by clarinetgal
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom’s Journey
Replies: 30
Views: 13991

That is great! Good job!
by clarinetgal
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 648254

Hi, Imogen! It’s nice to see you! It sounds like you have a lot going on right now. Maybe you just need some relaxation time?
by clarinetgal
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom’s Journey
Replies: 30
Views: 13991

No homeschooling for me. My older son has special needs, so he needs the school setting, and my younger son is doing really well in kindergarten. How about you and your boys?
by clarinetgal
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Hi, Auto! I’m pretty good! Both of my boys are doing well in school. My older son is in 4th grade, and my younger son is in kindergarten! I’ll have to catch up on your check in, but I hope you’re doing well. Yes, it’s nice to see my WA buddy! :D
by clarinetgal
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Thank you, Strawberry! :D
by clarinetgal
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Testing, to see if my new signature works. :D
by clarinetgal
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Non-Vanilla No Sers: what are your tweaks?
Replies: 28
Views: 16683

Like a few other posters have said, i’m working on having 3-4 plates a day (depending on the day) with no snacking. At this point, i’m not restricting what goes on my plate, as long as I stick with the one plate. I’m allowing myself a little bit of sweets each day, as long as it fits on my pla...
by clarinetgal
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2219
Views: 1233441

Just stopping by to say hi.👋ðŸ»
by clarinetgal
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3193
Views: 1146025

I’m just stopping by to say hi! 👋ðŸ»
by clarinetgal
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom’s Journey
Replies: 30
Views: 13991

Hi! It’s nice to see you again! I’m back again myself, and at this point, my goal is to eat 3-4 meals (depending on the day) with no snacking. I also have 2 boys, who are 10 and 6.
by clarinetgal
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Thank you, ginger Pie! Yesterday was a fail, but I got back on track today. I really don’t like waking up with an overly full stomach because of eating too late at night.
by clarinetgal
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Just a quick check in to say i’m Doing much better about not overeating at night, and i’ve Built up to a 13-14 hour fast. My goal is to get to 16:8.
by clarinetgal
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

The past several days have gone well, in terms of not overeating at night. That is still my top priority. I also still want to work on building up to a 16:8 eating window, because I’m convinced of the benefits of fasting. The only 2 days a week i’m not sure about yet are my band days, Monday and...
by clarinetgal
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Yesterday night (Tuesday) was a success! I didn't eat after dinner, and my Fast was at least 12.5 hours, possibly closer to 14, since all I've had at this point (I'm writing this at 9:40 AM) is 10 calories of unsweetened creamer in my coffee.
by clarinetgal
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Yesterday (Monday) was a fail, but it ended up being a good lesson for me. I ate dinner in the 5 PM hour, which was too close to my band rehearsal, and I ended up with terrible reflux during rehearsal. I also was hungry after Band, so I ended up eating late yesterday night. I think what I might do o...
by clarinetgal
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4221
Views: 1635472

Linda, I understand about preferring lower key people. I'm pretty low key, myself, and really extroverted people drain me after awhile. I'm from Olympia, so I'm 60 miles south of your friends!
by clarinetgal
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Sunday night was a success! I didn't end up eating dinner until a little later, so my Fast was only around 12.5 hours before I had some coffee with creamer in it, but it's a start! At this point, I'm more focused on breaking myself of the nighttime eating, and I can work on the fasting later.
by clarinetgal
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

I will do that, Linda! Thanks!

Well, yesterday night was a bust, because I ended up overeating. At least I know it was from fatigue, and that I should have just gone to bed. I will get back on track tonight!
by clarinetgal
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4221
Views: 1635472

That's great news about your reflux! I'm close to finishing Delay, Don't Deny, and I'm going to experiment with 16 hours of fasting. I'm hoping it will help me with my reflux.
by clarinetgal
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Oolala, I like the pumpkin cream pies much better, too! Well, yesterday ended up being more challenging. My kids didn't have school, and I took my younger son out for awhile, which means I didn't get lunch until late, which then threw off my dinner, etc... I'm close to finishing the book that Linda ...
by clarinetgal
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Oolala, That's a good point, and I will keep doing it. I had pumpkin cream pie tonight, and it was really good. 😀
by clarinetgal
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Day 5: (yesterday) I made it again! I still had several urges to eat after dinner, but I rode them out. Today is my S day. I plan to keep my eating mostly sane today, but I am getting a piece of pie after Band, and I might get a Starbucks coffee drink this afternoon.
by clarinetgal
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Thanks, Linda!

Update: I made it without eating after dinner! I did get the urge to eat a few times, but I waited it out.
by clarinetgal
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Yes!!! I actually really need to start going to bed earlier.😴
by clarinetgal
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4221
Views: 1635472

I just submitted a join request!
by clarinetgal
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Day 3: Great! It even ended up being a Vanilla day! Day 4: So far, so good! I've had a tiny bit of sweets today, but they've been contained in meals (1 TB of chocolate chips and about 1/8 of a cookie I bought for my boys to share). My big test will be tonight.
by clarinetgal
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3193
Views: 1146025

I can relate, with the heartburn.😞 Some of my triggers are coffee (but I'm not ready to give up coffee yet), cooked tomatoes, overly large and fatty meals, citrus (especially orange juice), and eating too close to when I exercise. I try to limit the foods I listed, but I haven't changed my diet y...
by clarinetgal
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 578348

That sounds like a lovely weekend! Happy Anniversary!
by clarinetgal
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2219
Views: 1233441

What an interesting discussion! I can certainly relate to some of what has been shared! I feel better about myself when I consistently follow good behaviors, like those of No S.
by clarinetgal
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4221
Views: 1635472

Hi, Linda! 👋ðŸ»

I've been reading about your fasting experiment, and it sounds interesting! I can also sort of identify with having ongoing reflux, and I have figured out that going at least 4-6 hours between meals seems to help mine.
I will definitely keep following your check in!
by clarinetgal
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

I'm back again! I fell into a pattern of overeating at night again, and it didn't get me anywhere, except I've had increased heartburn, and I haven't lost any weight (although thankfully, I've been active enough that I haven't gained any weight, either). Today is Day 3 of recommitting to No S. Day 1...
by clarinetgal
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Hello! Just a quick check in. I got off track during the rest of the Summer, because I was so busy with my kids' swimming lessons, and I played in a bunch of band concerts, but now that the kids are back in school, and concert season has slowed down, I'm ready to recommit to better eating. Over the ...
by clarinetgal
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

I'm just doing a quick check in. I'm actually doing okay with my eating! I have pretty much stopped overeating at night, which is HUGE for me. Lately, I've been trying to pay more attention to the portions on my plate, and to eating a little more intuitively, and it seems to be helping! I've also be...
by clarinetgal
Sun May 21, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 412537

Oolala, I think she was trying to eliminate most of the common triggers -- like Gluten, dairy, soy, sugar, etc... It's interesting that she didn't tell me to eliminate eggs or potatoes, but I'm not going to press it.😀 I have lost weight since starting this diet a couple of weeks ago, because...