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by pinkhippie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 644
Views: 209346

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!
by pinkhippie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 649
Views: 204254

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I forgot to tell you that I have read Dr Glenn Livingstons book as well. I seem to have gotten over the bingeing thing(knock on wood) so I don't remember as much about that, but who could forget the pig part! :D I realized when you talk about the addictive foods and such from Dr. Helens book that I ...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is This Mod a Bad Idea?
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: Is This Mod a Bad Idea?

I have been doing this mod successfully for quite a while now. I find that sticking to one pattern of eating is easier. On weekends I give myself the freedom if I want to or if something comes up to have a snack. I usually have 2-3 sweets on the weekend, usually only one per day, dessert after dinne...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 649
Views: 204254

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

HI Octavia! I actually read the how to retrain your appetite book as well recently and just yesterday I finished re reading it again. It is REALLY good, isn't it? You do a great job explaining the hunger pang thing, I found that a little confusing in the book. I think the appetite pendulum gets me s...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Thank you Linda, I know you can! It does help me to feel a little less alone. Hi Larkspur! Thanks for visiting! I like fried egg sandwiches because they are like a lazy egg salad. :D Yes teenagers are tough because they are basically like adults... but not. My mom was MIA when I was this age too so ...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3098
Views: 1108231

Re: automated eating tracker

Yay! Glad you are having a good time with everyone!

Thanks for popping in with an update. :)
by pinkhippie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 54
Views: 383

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I know what you mean about being sick of eating out after a while. The same thing happens to me during times when we can't eat at home, like moving or vacay or kitchen work. I think our bodies really do crave less rich food on a regular basis maybe? I know that restaurant food just feels like too mu...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4179
Views: 1600257

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Linda! Congratulations on the scale moving down. I know earlier you said you didn't really have your "why" for weight loss. Do you think you discovered it? I think sometimes it's hard to reach weight loss goals when we don't have our why. Also, I hear you on wanting to run away and get some peace...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 252
Views: 93106

Re: Larkspur's check-in

Hi Larkspur! I am sorry to hear about your health troubles. I get sciatica as well ( I'm 44) and I have to do a few specific stretches and sometimes pressure points every day to help keep it manageable. Your lunch kind of sounds delicious! Sorry, it was too much for you, I hate it when I accidentall...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 54
Views: 383

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Wow it looks like you are doing great and really figuring out how to listen to your body in the structure of No S. That maybe I'm hungry hunger on IE drove me CRAZY! And I still feel it on S days if I have less structured eating. So glad to have a more sustainable way of eating that helps us tap int...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Hah hah thanks Jen! Now, I just know that eating actually doesn't make me feel better AND it starts to create that habit of feel strong emotions eat something and I don't want to go down that road again. But the tea has to be yummy! no just plain herbal tea... unless you like that sort of thing. ;) ...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 644
Views: 209346

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, especial...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Maggie Mae's daily check in
Replies: 305
Views: 143147

Re: Maggie Mae's daily check in

Hi Maggie! Welcome back!

I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Sounds like you have a lot going on right now.

I like your smoothie idea! I am back after a long absence myself.

I hope to see you around more. :)
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

So happy to see you still doing so,well. I love that you are really tuning into your body to try to meet it’s needs. It’s kind of like combining intuitive eating with nos which is kind of brilliant! Thank you Linda, YES! That is exactly what I am trying to do! It's definitely a tricky dance because...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 54
Views: 383

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

As you know, I have the same issue with eating quickly and then realizing I had enough when I am already overfull. Sounds like you are doing a great job being aware, and giving yourself time to figure out if you are still hungry and if the food you want is worth it ie you wanted it and enjoyed it. I...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4179
Views: 1600257

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Linda! I am glad things are going a little better for you and for sweetpea and rosebud. Your dinner sounds wonderful! I am glad you discovered that sweetpea wasn't taking her meds and that her therapist supports that. I hope she keeps taking them. Did you say you weighed yourself the next day aft...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 682
Views: 404508

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

I tried the daily sweet mod thing as well because I also had the feel of deprivation but in the long run I didn't like it. I have discovered I feel better with less sugar and if I just get into the habit of only having sweets on weekends, I don't want them during the week. It is nice to not feel lik...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 243
Views: 73412

Re: liveitup's check-in

I am sorry the RV hunt isn't panning out yet. Of course, the rentals would be gone...duh! I didn't even think of that. I hope you find the right RV for you soon! Maybe Wednesday!
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 644
Views: 209346

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 you...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3098
Views: 1108231

Re: automated eating tracker

Good luck cleaning Challengers room! My teen is the same way with claiming its clean...

I hope you have a good visit with your sister!
by pinkhippie
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Auto, yeah that dizziness was weird. I would love to figure it out too. It still happens every once in a great while. I will try to record it when it does. I love being able to go back in my food journal here and see patterns. I have even used it for making sure leftovers are still good. :D Like, wh...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3098
Views: 1108231

Re: automated eating tracker

Hah yes one of my family members is a huge sauerkraut fan! I haven't really been exposed to it since I was a kid. Maybe I would try it and like it now.

Oh your big hike sounds great! Have fun!
by pinkhippie
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Auto, it really is amazing! I think that is why people continually come back to this way of eating and living, and this forum still has active members after years and years, despite the advent of social media. My goals for today: Continue to provide myself with larger amounts of food on my plates, b...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 243
Views: 73412

Re: liveitup's check-in

Good thoughts about the food and identifying as it. I know people often seem to become their "diet" identities, be it vegan, paleo, keto etc.. I think if it works for you and it feels good in your body, then your body is telling you what it needs and wants and by eating that way you are listening to...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 54
Views: 383

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Sounds like a good trip! Its nice to get validation that the way of eating you are doing is the best way for you. I want to weigh what I weigh eating in a way that feels good while living the life I love & if I start worrying too much about working out or what I’m eating it gets in the way of that!!...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 601
Views: 141088

Re: Jen's checkin thread

That is great that you are running for office! I can imagine that would be very stressful.

I am glad you are able to get walking in despite your hip pain. It is frustrating when an injury holds us back from being as physical as we would like.

I hope you have a good Friday!
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3098
Views: 1108231

Re: automated eating tracker

Im sorry about the sourdough auto. That is disappointing. That is how a certain amount of sugar affects me too, and it is not a good feeling!

I am glad your sauerkraut is working out! I have actually never had any...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Auto, I know, that is what I always tell myself. Interviews are great practice no matter the outcome. It's just hard when I spend the rest of the day reliving cringe worthy moments in the interview. Ahh well growing and learning. Your 11 year old sounds awesome! Maybe he could be your web developer ...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Robin's Check-In
Replies: 7
Views: 47

Re: Robin's Check-In

Welcome Robin!

As someone that has left No S and come back since 2010, I have to say that just checking in here every day whether or not you succeed or "fail" makes a huge difference! I hope to see you around :)
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 364
Views: 74450

Re: Alene's Check-in

Have a great trip!

"see" you when you get back! :)
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Had a virtual interview for a web development internship this morning. Big desire to eat! I know I am not hungry, its just nerve-wracking. Don't see anyone but your family for 3 months and then do an interview. I think it went well. I had a few moments where I felt I said something stupid, but I thi...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: liveitup's check-in
Replies: 243
Views: 73412

Re: liveitup's check-in

I love this idea, liveitup! I told my husband that this is what we need to do too. If not this year, then definitely next year.
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee’s daily check in
Replies: 32
Views: 262

Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Auto, interesting. That probably makes things a lot more simple in some ways.

Nettee congrats on your success for Monday!
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3098
Views: 1108231

Re: automated eating tracker

Wow! What is the deal with goodwill do you think? Is it the time of year or people trying to help out? I haven't tried to donate anything since March so I don't know how it is here.

Yes blue and orange is one of my favorite combos! I am sure you could work burnt yellow in there too. :)
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Today was my grocery trip. It's getting better? More used to the new normal? Either way its a little less stressful but there is a huge spike in cases in my town and in my neighborhood so I can't relax my vigilance. I go first thing in the morning to get it over with. Before coffee or anything just ...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Jen thank you! That is awesome that your husband is that way too. I think we all deserve a significant other that makes us feel good about ourselves. :) I am really tired and a little on the extra hungry side today. Not sure if its hormonal or all the exercise or what. June 22 2020 154.6 B: peanut b...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4179
Views: 1600257

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Im so glad your girls have the resource of such a good therapist! That is awesome that she will see them both at the same time, and its awesome that she can tell you that they are trying to make you feel guilty and that you they need to channel that energy into a positive place. So awesome! I am gla...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3098
Views: 1108231

Re: automated eating tracker

Yes auto go for it! People thought we were nuts for painting our "starter" house bright colors that wouldn't "sell well". Now we have been living in a house full of our favorite colors for 13 years and counting. We love it. :) Congratulations to your husband for completing his one year of no alcohol!
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 54
Views: 383

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Sounds like such a fun vacation! No S does travel well, its so nice not to have to worry about all that while on vacation. I have the same problem with snacks during the day or sweets messing with my blood sugar and making me hungry. I love being nice and hungry for vacay food too, since its usually...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 644
Views: 209346

Re: Bluebell's check in

I have a really hard time at 4 pm too! It's especially hard for me because we usually eat around 5:30 so I am often cooking a meal in the midst of feeling very hungry. Some things that have worked for me are sipping a mug of tea, chewing gum, or if I am lightheaded having a small planned emergency s...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee’s daily check in
Replies: 32
Views: 262

Re: Nettee’s daily check in

The time before dinner is the hardest for me too. If I feel really hungry, like stomach growling, light-headed, I just eat a small snack and call it taking care of my body.

Auto that is early! do you eat with the rest of your family?
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Auto thanks! It was a great ride! Linda, thank you! I have always been really appreciative of my husband and how supportive he is of all body types. You are right, it really helps with the pressure. Honestly, many times I have regained my weight after someone else comments on my weight loss. Like my...
by pinkhippie
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Thanks Jen! I am sooo happy about being able to finally get my walks in. I love walking. I am learning to love biking but walking/running are what I really love. Today, as I came out to the kitchen in my biking clothes, my husband told me he wanted me to know that although I am sexy and attractive n...
by pinkhippie
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3098
Views: 1108231

Re: automated eating tracker

Man auto! The selfishness of teenagers can be breathtaking sometimes huh? I remind my husband of that often when he loses patience with ours. Its totally natural for them to think of themselves and not others as they are figuring out who they are etc.. etc... However, I would be really frustrated as...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Thanks Alene! I am really happy with how things are going. Auto holy expensive! That is even more than the peleton! It sure looks cool though, I am going to email my husband the link. Not that we would spend 3K on a stationary bike for me but it looks awesome. I haven't been at this low weight so ea...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 54
Views: 383

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

That is great that you packed your own breakfast because you noticed you didn't like the airplane food!

Have a great vacation!
by pinkhippie
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 364
Views: 74450

Re: Alene's Check-in

I am interested to see your big picture food insights. That sounds like a good idea.

Have fun at your teacher party!
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Thanks Jen! It does feel like a victory! Auto, yeah I felt bad for her. We have started a toothbrushing challenge at home. A star earned for every day they brush morning and night. My 11 year old was already great at this but my 8 year old... is not. I have it going for 30 days. I hope that will hel...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3098
Views: 1108231

Re: automated eating tracker

Aww poor HappyHerder... My dog is just a big timid thing, he cowers at the vet too. It's interesting about the hip waist ratio. I will delve into this more in my own journal but I did it with my two measurements using natural waist and directly over the navel and my results are identical to yours. ....
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Jen those are some good words of wisdom right there and I need to remember them. Thank you. Alene yes! It is surprising how hard it is to set boundaries! I think for me, a lot of my emotional eating has almost always been about not expressing or recognizing my needs and so trying to meet them with f...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 705
Views: 195253

Re: flyingpig checkin

Gardening day sounds fun!

The peanut butter banana milkshake sounds really good. I am totally going to try that when I get more bananas. Hope your week is continuing to go well!
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee’s daily check in
Replies: 32
Views: 262

Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Great job Nettee!

I find that hour or two before dinner to be one of the hardest! It's especially hard if you are the cook! Getting some endorphins from a run was a great idea.
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 54
Views: 383

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I read somewhere... can't remember where that our level of hunger doesn't always dictate how much food we need. In either way. LIke being super hungry doesn't always mean needing more food and vice versa. I have found that to be true, maybe it just depends on the type of food. Either way I agree, I ...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 364
Views: 74450

Re: Alene's Check-in

That is cool that you rode horses. did rode horses as a kid and teen too but never got into it. I do like horses, just not to ride. :D

Wooohoo! I am so excited for you! Sounds like you have a great day planned!
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4179
Views: 1600257

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Auto yes I definitely have days of not liking my teenager. I will always love her but enjoy her company? MMM no not always. \ Linda that is great that Rosebud apologized! I am so glad that you made up. I hate conflict as well, even though I know that conflict can be healthy and helps us work things ...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3098
Views: 1108231

Re: automated eating tracker

Aww man! We don't have a Costco here. I live in Walmart country and we don't get to have a Costco. I was buying those little serving sizes of guacamole but I wanted something less processed so I stopped buying them. That is so great that Flowerpup and HappyHerder get along so well. And so nice to ha...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Thanks auto! Nothing too earth-shattering here. I talked with my husband and we decided that on M- Thur I will have dinner after the kids. He said they are older now and don't need my healthy eating modeling as much. I suppose that could be somewhat true... also I haven't ever seen it make a differe...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 54
Views: 383

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I have the same issue sometimes when I think of food as good or bad or light or heavy. I am trying really hard to disconnect from my mind while eating and just tune into my body but it's pretty hard! One book I read said to practice amnesia and forget everything you know about food and nutrition. De...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 364
Views: 74450

Re: Alene's Check-in

Happy Monday! Im so glad for you that your paperwork is almost over! Sounds like a great idea to unplug a bit and connect with yourself. The equine experiential education sounds very cool. My mom was very into that, but she was also a soul mate with every horse she met. :) Do you have a background w...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4179
Views: 1600257

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hmm I think something about teenagers really makes us feel like failures. I am not sure what it is, but I can really relate. I don't have a sister to compare myself to, but if I did I am sure I would feel the same way. I have a real issue with comparing myself to others and coming up lacking in my o...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee’s daily check in
Replies: 32
Views: 262

Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Good luck!

I hope you enjoy your green day!
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Thanks Alene! I am so glad that you find it helpful! Its funny that we have reached the point where eating requires this level of analysis and checking in, but I think for so many of us, our mind is driving our eating and not our body. I have come to realize that more and more by keeping my food jou...
by pinkhippie
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Jen yes it is interesting. One thing I have noticed, is that if I eat processed foods mindfully, especially fast food for example. I actually don't eat much of it at a sitting because it fills me up very quickly. It's easy to eat mindlessly though, so yes eating with intention is important. Sounds l...
by pinkhippie
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 54
Views: 383

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

That is funny about the exercise. We are kindred spirits! I can't even talk about my ankle saga because I don't have room. :D I also have taken at least a year off running to let my ankle heal. I miss it, and right when I seemed to be healed up, I sprained my OTHER ankle on a hike! And so I have bee...
by pinkhippie
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3098
Views: 1108231

Re: automated eating tracker

The dinner idea sounds great! I am always looking for healthy quick meals that I can eat that the rest of the family doesn't. Essentially cooking two meals. Can you tell me your Avacado secrets though? I have given up buying them because they always get brown in the fridge no matter how much lemon j...
by pinkhippie
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 644
Views: 209346

Re: Bluebell's check in

Not eating until absolutely stuffed is a victory Bluebell! Good for you!

Have a great weekend!
by pinkhippie
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee’s daily check in
Replies: 32
Views: 262

Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Yay for a green week!

Good luck on your S days and enjoy your weekend!
by pinkhippie
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 364
Views: 74450

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks Alene! With muscle injuries it always seems like one step forward two steps back, but hopefully it will be ok soon. That is awesome that you are getting into the exercise groove and enjoying your workouts! Also yay for liking the color of your house! We have a neighborhood that they painted e...
by pinkhippie
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4179
Views: 1600257

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Sounds like you are figuring out something that works for you right now and that is awesome. I like the freedom of 19/5 too. It is a lot less thinking about food and what to eat, which I think is one of its major strengths. ANd its true, none of the options are easy, I think you just have to pick th...
by pinkhippie
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 54
Views: 383

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Great job Jen! I totally agree with taking it too seriously and then going nuts with hunger being the road to downfall. I have a tendency to do that too. And not just with food, but with exercise. That is how I always injure myself. Like I said I was going to do this long and this hard and oh well a...
by pinkhippie
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3098
Views: 1108231

Re: automated eating tracker

That is so great that you are feeling less stressed. Its so interesting how your stats seem to reflect that. It's amazing how much stress affects us physically.

The Weight of Ink looks like an interesting book. I see its on kindle unlimited... I may have to check it out.
by pinkhippie
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Linda yes I know what you mean. Trying to lose weight has been a focus of my life for so many years now. I feel lost when I don't have it to focus on anymore. Auto, I know so true, this is for me, I ought not to worry about other people. But I do appreciate that other people read this as well. Yes, ...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Thanks Jen! I am glad you like it! It really helps me a lot. So, surely it is amazing to be able to be the same weight every single day for 3 weeks only varying by about half to 3/4 of a pound right? I feel like that has to be an accomplishment. :) June 12 2020 8:30 am half a banana coffee with half...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 644
Views: 209346

Re: Bluebell's check in

Thats great Bluebell! I have the same issue sometimes before dinner and milk has saved me many times. Congrats for sticking to the no snacking!
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee’s daily check in
Replies: 32
Views: 262

Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Congrats nettee! Sounds like you are doing great! The week is almost over!
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4179
Views: 1600257

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hey Linda! As the mom of a teen girl I really commiserate. Why are they so hard!? I am glad your 20 hour fast helped reset and help you feel better. I find that if I have days of eating mindlessly or too much, that helps me too, especially because I am actually not that hungry. I hope you have a bet...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 364
Views: 74450

Re: Alene's Check-in

Yes I haven't done my weights in almost 2 weeks because of this neck thing. It is getting better and I can really feel improvement, but I miss my weights. I can imagine how tough it would be right now to be a teacher for the preschool age group! A big part of that job is the connection with the stud...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3098
Views: 1108231

Re: automated eating tracker

I know what you mean about the vicious cycle! I get caught up in that too more than I would like. Especially with exercise. Feel lethargic so don't exercise so feel more lethargic so don't exercise... I think Sexy has a good idea with the lists! Configuring your classes so you can maximize your enjo...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Thanks Alene and Jen! Alene, I am glad you like reading my food diary, I feel like it has got to be boring sometimes, but it is really helpful for me to be able to look back on and see patterns. I have been working on eating what I really want rather than what I think is low cal and "healthy" and th...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 54
Views: 383

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I agree! It is nice to not feel alone. :) Yesterday sounds like you did great to me! Recognizing that you got too hungry and eating just enough to satisfy so that you could still be hungry for your late dinner and not being like Oh well I blew it is awesome! The same thing happens to me if I get too...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3098
Views: 1108231

Re: automated eating tracker

Glad you are starting to feel a little better, maybe you have more energy because you are eating more optimally?

I'm so sorry to hear the news about your sabbatical. :( That is such a bummer! Have you thought about what you want to do if it turns out to be deferred?
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Thanks Alene and nettee. Emotional eating is a huge hurdle that does seem to pop up when you least expect it. It is true that keeping up the motivation for maintaining is pretty tough. My original goal 20 something pounds ago was 159 pounds. The morning I reached it I felt oddly let down. Like, my l...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 54
Views: 383

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I know I just keep following you around and saying "mee too!" but really that is how I feel exactly. The honeymoon phase is always great and then the reality of keeping the habits and the lifestyle kicks in eventually and it becomes harder. In the past, I have always thought the same thing that it m...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Nettee’s daily check in
Replies: 32
Views: 262

Re: Nettee’s daily check in

Welcome back Netee!

Congrats on your two green days! And going for a run! Im very impressed.
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Hi Jen! It is SO true about teenagers! Oh my gosh! I really had no idea what I was in store for and I have two more coming up behind the 17 year old. :shock: Hopefully by then these NO S habits will be rock solid! I have decided I am going to stop posting my weight unless it changes. 159 every day i...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3098
Views: 1108231

Re: automated eating tracker

Glad to hear that HappyHerder is doing better. Good for you for weighing! I know for myself, my problems really come when I refuse to weigh myself after I know I have gained a little weight.

It looks like you are eating a little more how you normally eat lately, are you feeling any better?
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 54
Views: 383

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Jen, yes I think we probably are pretty similar in our approach. Loose boundaries are so much better!

It sounds like you had a great day yesterday where you really listened to your body. That is awesome!
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 364
Views: 74450

Re: Alene's Check-in

Yeah I liked that about those authors too. My favorite weight lifting books I own are: Peak 10 by Chris Imbo ( this is a hardcore aerobic and weight lifting program but I usually just do the weights) The College Dorm Workout by Joyce Vedral and her daughter ( I like this one as it has modifications ...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 705
Views: 195253

Re: flyingpig checkin

Oh wow! I guess you do have a bit more school than us. Hopefully you have shorter days or more lunch break or something! :D I would be really grumpy if I had to go to work like normal but then couldn't do any of the fun relaxing going out activities I normally do on the weekend. That milkshake sound...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Whew! What a weekend saga. This morning I am still 159 but I noticed my 10's are starting to get a little loose on me. I had a fun little try on old clothes in the closet party this morning. My 8's are a still a little tighter than I would like them, so I am staying in the 10's for now. And of cours...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 54
Views: 383

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Hi Jen! That is so great that you are feeling so good on No S! As I mentioned before, I am usually the same on weekends with 3 meals unless something weird is going on. It's nice to have that flexibility when its needed and the structure when it's not. What a great way to use Daylio! I had that app ...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 364
Views: 74450

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks for the recommendations! Jessica Smith and Ellen Barret look cool! I seriously have about 4 weight workout books from the '90s that I rotate through. I could definitely use some new material!


Woohoo! Only two more weeks!
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3098
Views: 1108231

Re: automated eating tracker

That is a lot to deal with auto! I know how much health issues can affect stress too. I hope HappyHerder starts improving and gets back to normal soon. I know he is in a lot of pain right now, but thank goodness he has such wonderful pet parents to take care of him and get him everything he needs in...
by pinkhippie
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 364
Views: 74450

Re: Alene's Check-in

Oh ok! I must have gotten confused. Any dvd's you recommend? That is so nice that your husband was able to hold your grandson!

So glad you feel good about your eating! And congrats on your 10 K steps!
by pinkhippie
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4179
Views: 1600257

Re: Linda's daily check-in

True! Bodyfat is going down so that is exactly what you want.

Barbecue sounds delicious!
by pinkhippie
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 326
Views: 58326

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Hah! Totally ladybird! He is so annoying! I think he likes it. I have to put a spray on his underbelly once a day for fungus and he forces me to sweep my arms under his legs and then grab him by all four paws and pull him toward me on his back. Then he will lay there completely happily and peacefull...
by pinkhippie
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 705
Views: 195253

Re: flyingpig checkin

I think so, I know we get 2 weeks off for Christmas and 1 week off for Spring break... sometimes a few days for Thanksgiving. I think I read that we have 178 days of school in a year. We also have teacher in-services where teachers go and kids don't on random Mondays. That would be nice to have brea...
by pinkhippie
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: And I'm back... Again!
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: And I'm back... Again!

Sounds like a good plan Chanda! I love fruit too and with the fiber, its definitely more filling.
by pinkhippie
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4179
Views: 1600257

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Im so sorry, I know how frustrating it is when the scale stays the same. It does sound like it could be hormonal. My weight seems to always get stuck around period time for a while. Just remember these habits will pay off for a lifetime and the scale doesn't always show everything, especially if you...
by pinkhippie
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 644
Views: 209346

Re: Bluebell's check in

Awesome! Congratulations on your success! That is so wonderful when something just feels right. I find its much easier to stick to and keep your convictions when it feels right. Have a good weekend!