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by pinkhippie
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Hmmm... I haven't really been following No S very strictly. I have been working on figuring out a filling breakfast that keeps me satiated and full until lunchtime, and I have been working on not feeling dizzy anymore. I have accomplished those two things. However I do it by eating my big ol breakfa...
by pinkhippie
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2799
Views: 837486

Re: Friday, Week 7

A post of mine from October of 2013 -- just thought it was fascinating. Encouragement to all of those that wonder if they can really change. I have changed. Take a look - Weird day. I didn't really have a breakfast, then when I got home from work around 12 noon I was very hungry and anticipating so...
by pinkhippie
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2799
Views: 837486

Re: automated eating tracker

Good morning everyone! Hi Pinkie - You have asked another question that gets me, shall we say, overly excited? :lol: I have such a thing for yogurt, and especially local dairy cows. I'm always visiting working farms, and sometimes I have the farmers come speak to my microbiology classes (about thin...
by pinkhippie
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2799
Views: 837486

Re: automated eating tracker

Pinkie, YES I read the Wheel of Time.... until I don't know like book 8 or 9. I did enjoy them, but eventually..... just too much for my attention span. So far I've ONLY read Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, which is why I was so excited. I really liked it and can't wait to read more of his books! Stardu...
by pinkhippie
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2799
Views: 837486

Re: automated eating tracker

Thanks Soprano! 8) Pinkie, I have American Gods next up on my Kindle! :-) I like to read all kinds of books. I love literary books that have a bit of psychological twist - State of Wonder by Ann Patchett was a favorite, and more recently I finished The Thirteenth Tale and loved it. As you know, I r...
by pinkhippie
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2799
Views: 837486

Re: automated eating tracker

I have the same situation of temptation with my own family, although I don't limit grains. My husband eats ice cream almost EVERY night! Sometimes I resist, sometimes I don't. Good for you for being able to keep your N days successful! Wow that is a lot of steps! I'm impressed. I think my record is ...
by pinkhippie
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

So sorry you have had to deal with so much. Please don't apologise for writing about it. It's great you can use here to get it off your chest. I'm not surprised you were feeling mad. I love walking I always feel better after. Big hugs, you seem to be coping well. The depression will be your bodies ...
by pinkhippie
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Hi Auto! and hi Everyone! Sorry for my extended absence. Things have been stabilizing with my daughter and she is doing much better, but I realized that I was actually really really depressed after all that happened. Like, I went along doing my thing, homework, parenting etc and then BAM I couldn't ...
by pinkhippie
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2799
Views: 837486

Re: automated eating tracker

Sorry I have been MIA! I just caught up to all you wrote. I had a very similar situation with my cat as you had with your dog when I was probably about 12 and I always felt guilty about it. Mine was because he kept going to the bathroom under my bed and my parents had told me if he kept doing that w...
by pinkhippie
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 13278

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Congratulations on maintaining during vacation! That is pretty amazing! Sounds like you had a great time as well. :)
by pinkhippie
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I can't keep track of all my meals anymore. Suffice it to say, I have stuck to No s this past week, even in the face of incredible stress. That is because I think No S is so simple and I lost my appetite for the first part of the week. One interesting thing I have done this week is cut down on my hu...
by pinkhippie
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2799
Views: 837486

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, Hair brings up so many things for people! Its really interesting. And aging too. I really struggled with that when I turned 40 and I was working with a bunch of 19 and 20 year olds. I bought all the face creams and anti aging stuff that I swore I would never be sucked in by. It was not pretty....
by pinkhippie
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Sunday Sish day: Breakfast 1 waffle, 2 pieces of bacon Lunch some grapes PBJ Sandwich Dinner 2 scrambled eggs with sauteed broccoli Monday Sep 9 2019 Coffee with cream, 1 packet protein oatmeal Lunch 2 hot dogs, 1 whole wheat bun, grapes Dinner Pork tenderloin, broccoli, greek yogurt, a few pieces o...
by pinkhippie
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2799
Views: 837486

Re: automated eating tracker

Octavia - agree on all points. I feel so tired suddenly thinking about parenting. I've tried so hard, and then sometimes I get this overwhelm of fear that now I've just allowed these children to run wild. Sigh. Not really in the mental space to think about this today. So restless. This was a common...
by pinkhippie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

So sorry to read about your daughter, hopefully they will stabilise her quickly. Take care of you Jxxx Pinkie - hugs and lots of love sent your way. I can't imagine the agony your heart is in - and while you still have all the regular things of life (and your other kids) to take care of...... when ...
by pinkhippie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2799
Views: 837486

Re: automated eating tracker

Oh gosh sorry I got mixed up about your type. INFP. :-) Growth mindset is really fun to talk about, especially in my teaching/learning setting. What you said about your 10-year old - that is such a hard balance! Being parents, we DO have to sacrifice our own desires many times in order to meet the ...
by pinkhippie
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

So, Thursday night a very very very very stressful thing happened and I thought about just diving headfirst into a vatful of ice cream, but eating only 3 times a day spread out has I think shrunk my stomach a bit and I was full after my one serving of dinner, and I am out of the habit of dessert aft...
by pinkhippie
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2799
Views: 837486

Re: automated eating tracker

Hi Ladybird! What in the world is the lurgy? Well, nevermind, I took the liberty of looking it up: http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-dre1.htm Ha! And I was even pronouncing it wrong. INTJ :-) ? And Pinkhippie is INTP. And I am INFJ. Are we a forum of "INs"? Introverted Visionaries? Ha! And perhap...
by pinkhippie
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2799
Views: 837486

Re: automated eating tracker

Thursday, Sept 5 121.2 Eating B: coffee w/milk, 1/4 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup yogurt L: (will be) yogurt w/berries D: (will be) salad + protein (will have) decaf coffee w/milk after dinner Moving walk/jog HappyHerder (will) walk after lunch (will) lift weights (will) swim w/Creator (will) walk after din...
by pinkhippie
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Whoops I am very behind! Breakfast has been the same every single day and lunch too except for today so for Tuesday and Wednesday: Breakfast 2 packets protein oatmeal 1 peach coffee with half and half Lunch Veggie burger on whole wheat bun and bunch of grapes. Dinner Tuesday: 2 pieces of Egg and che...
by pinkhippie
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Very glad to hear that your dizziness hasn't been as frequent. Great news! Such a bummer about your foot, but you did awesome to find a way to be active anyway. Thank you auto! Yes my foot is definitely a bummer. I am just going to keep doing the weights until its better but its amazing how much I ...
by pinkhippie
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Monday September 2 2019 Sish day? 1 waffle with syrup, 3 pieces bacon coffee with half and half Lunch- chick patty with mayo and pickle bunch grapes dinner 1 steak fajita witn onions, peppers, sour cream and cheese dessert very small slice of MIL's chocolate cake felt good after all meals. I am not ...
by pinkhippie
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Sunday *sort of S day* Breakfast 1 packet of protein oatmeal Lunch at in laws 1 rib, potatoes au gratin, salad, 1 dinner roll lunch dessert- small piece of lemon icebox pie... mmmmmm Dinner 2 pieces veggie pizza, cup of grapes. feel pretty good, slightly hungry, going to try to make it to tomorrow b...
by pinkhippie
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Friday Aug 30 2019 Breakfast 2 packets protein oatmeal some walnuts and a peach with coffee and half and half (This is becoming my breakfast of choice. It's quick and I don't feel hungry or dizzy afterwards. It always gets me to lunch time with no issues. I don't know why I can't replicate it in a l...
by pinkhippie
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Sounds like you are doing so well, Pinkhippie! :) Yes, mother-style exercise...I used to pace up and down a short, unlit street in the pitch dark while DD was in an evening ballet class. This was in a nice little English village where stupidly there was no street lighting! I felt like a right twit ...
by pinkhippie
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Ironically I am more active and probably more healthy than I have been in years. This is what really really matters. If we don't feel good about ourselves, it's harder to stick with any health-efforts. The scale is only one measure of our overall health. I'm so proud of you for your focus and your ...
by pinkhippie
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I am feeling really frustrated because my weight has remained exactly the same. I haven't been this heavy in years! Ironically I am more active and probably more healthy than I have been in years. It's hard to eat less with the dizzy issue. I have read that eating only 3 meals a day can help balance...
by pinkhippie
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Hey about the feeling dizzy thing, Have you ever saw anything about POTS(Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)? For years I always thought my spells of feeling lightheaded, dizzy or random short lived headaches were to do with low blood sugar, or something like that because unfortunatly I DO f...
by pinkhippie
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2799
Views: 837486

Re: automated eating tracker

Wednesday, August 28 121.6 Eating B: coffee w/cream Um, so I passed out for a few seconds this morning, about 11am. Low blood pressure. Some kind strangers gave me a few saltines and a little apple juice. Think I'm needing to remember to include more sodium in my diet. I had gotten lax about that, ...
by pinkhippie
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2799
Views: 837486

Re: automated eating tracker

Pinkhippie! You inspired me to take that personality test! And guess what?! We are similar! I came out INFJ. It warms my heart that you could relate to my post. I feel vulnerable when I post so much about myself, and your validation really felt special. Thanks! And I'm not surprised your 16 year ol...
by pinkhippie
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

School started and I got busy so I am a bit behind. Sunday Aug 25 2019 Sish day Kids gone so no waffles Egg white oatmeal with half a cup frozen fruit and chopped walnuts. (felt okish after meal but slightly lightheaded and head squeezy about an hour later) Snacked on some almonds and felt better tu...
by pinkhippie
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

What a nice S Day! I like how you really thought about what your body needed and took care of yourself. I know you had said earlier that your dizzy/lightheadness was related to needing glasses, but did you ever double-check about hypoglycemia? It would be nice if you could get to the bottom of that...
by pinkhippie
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I think it's smart to bend your routine to fit in with your family. Putting yourself at odds with the rest of the family would be difficult. Thanks Candace! I have done it before but ultimately, its just not sustainable. I know it won't last forever, the kids will eventually grow up and move out ri...
by pinkhippie
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2799
Views: 837486

Re: automated eating tracker

Thats awesome that you teach biology and that you love all the subjects you teach! I'm sure that comes across to your students as well. I know when I am in a class where the professor is enthusiastic about their subjects it really makes a difference. My 16 year old is taking anatomy and physiology t...
by pinkhippie
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 13278

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

Congratulations on the weight loss! That is awesome!

I know what you mean about wanting to make it a sustainable way of eating. I think about that a lot too.
by pinkhippie
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Friday Aug 23 (S day) I do kind of a weird thing with S days. My family has a tradition of chicken nuggets for dinner and ice cream for dessert every Friday. I don’t know how it happened. We also do waffles on almost every Sunday. So, how I run S days is I use Fri day as an N and the Fri night as an...
by pinkhippie
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Candace - what a great service! I am going to look into this!!!! A border collie? My heart! :-) Have fun in Denver! And to both of you - I think most of us on this forum need a good deal of fat and protein at meals. My ectomorph friends & coworkers that are highly insulin sensitive and super skinny...
by pinkhippie
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2799
Views: 837486

Re: automated eating tracker

Pinkie - your ed plan sounds really interesting and a nice change of direction from working with little ones. I teach college students, but earlier in my career I taught middle and high school. Even those ages were so draining emotionally for me. And, sometimes in my thread here you'll catch me in ...
by pinkhippie
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Candace - what a great service! I am going to look into this!!!! A border collie? My heart! :-) Have fun in Denver! And to both of you - I think most of us on this forum need a good deal of fat and protein at meals. My ectomorph friends & coworkers that are highly insulin sensitive and super skinny...
by pinkhippie
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

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Hi Pinkhippie, It sounds like you and I have similar needs for protein and fat at our meals. Unless I have enough of both, I end up hangry soon after. It sucks, because sometimes I'd like to have some pizza or pasta, or even just a bunch of veggies or even some lean meat, and it just doesn't do the...
by pinkhippie
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

So: Food journal for Aug 22 Thursday weight 173.2 Breakfast 1 mug of coffee with cream and 1 tsp sugar 1 serving of raisin bran with crushed walnuts, sliced strawberries, 2% milk and full fat flavored greek yogurt. ( felt a little dizzy about 30 minutes after this meal, didn't feel hungry though, so...
by pinkhippie
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

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That is so funny about your dog. Wonderful about the trail close to your house. My husband and I go to a place that's also about a mile from our house, and walk on a trail to a river and back. We walk about three miles, five days a week. We're contemplating adopting a dog as well. I love dogs but h...
by pinkhippie
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

If it helps I added a no s of no starving. So if I'm ravenous I will have a small snack. Usually I need it if a meal gets delayed. It helps stop me over eating when I finally do sit down and stops any picking whilst cooking. Not needed often but it has helped Jx That is a good idea. I guess I can t...
by pinkhippie
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

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Oooh, another "walk/run" kind of gal! :-) Last fall I started walk/jogging - it was originally a way to rehabilitate my dog (long story) but my plan was to just go whatever pace he set so that I didn't over or under exercise him. Well, dogs trot, and then sniff, and then trot, and then sniff. So ac...
by pinkhippie
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2799
Views: 837486

Re: automated eating tracker

Pinkhippy! I think we were posting at the same time! So what are you thinking about for school? Enjoy your days before the next quarter/semester starts! Yes it looks like it! Are you a teacher? Sorry to make you repeat yourself. Well, actually I am in school for computer science with an emphasis on...
by pinkhippie
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 13278

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

We'll see how far No-S can take me. At times like right now (5:30 PM and about an hour till dinner), when I'm just...so... hungry, I have to remind myself that getting to eat three times a day, every day, is amazing when looked at through the lens of history. I go between thinking I just can't main...
by pinkhippie
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2799
Views: 837486

Re: automated eating tracker

Hi Auto! I just wanted to say Hi and thank you for popping in on my check in and for your encouragement! Congratulations on your alcohol free streak! I have kindle unlimited too and I have been going nuts on it the past few weeks since I finished my summer classes. I am an avid reader and I love alw...
by pinkhippie
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

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Hi Pinkhippies! +1 to Auto's tip about having something between lunch and dinner. I started having a glass of whole milk, with or without protein powder, at around 4 or so. It helps soooo much and even follows the No-S rules. It has protein and fat, so it's a great way for me to get to dinner witho...
by pinkhippie
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Hey there! Welcome back 43-year old! :-) I turn 43 in October and boy do I hear you about the "self-care" of good eating being my driving force. One thing I have been thinking more about lately - some people might be perfectly happy to have a planned mid-afternoon snack. It could just be part of th...
by pinkhippie
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Welcome back! Now it's Thursday! :-) Thank you! Now it is Wednesday 5 months later! School got pretty busy for me, and I am about to go back starting Monday, but the good news is my schedule this semester is going to be much easier to only eat 3 meals a day. Last semester I had classes back to back...
by pinkhippie
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Soprano wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:19 am
Celebrate all your successes :D

Jx
Thanks Soprano! It is important to do that I think.
by pinkhippie
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

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Thanks Soprano!

Doing good so far... It's only Tuesday but I have to take the little victories right? :)
by pinkhippie
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

It's been a long time since I have been here. I gave up on any kind of eating pattern that had hours between eating because of my dizziness. However, last fall I discovered the weirdest thing! I was getting dizzy not due to lack of food but because of my EYES! I have worn glasses to drive for years....
by pinkhippie
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Just a quick check in! I have been faithfully adhering to no snacks, mostly no seconds, and eating only 3 times a day with a small desert after dinner. I was feeling discouraged a bit about my progress until I realized that I have lost about fourish pounds and that was only about a month ago that I ...
by pinkhippie
Sat May 26, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Welcome back, pinkhippie, and thanks for the shout-out! :) I hope you find my NoS approach works for you. I can still, after over two years, vouch for its effectiveness, simplicity, and ease of fitting into modern life. Just a heads up: depending on what past posts of mine you were reading, I no lo...
by pinkhippie
Sat May 26, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Ooooh, its been a while! I love how when you go for a long time without posting, things are completely different. so, to quickly recap. My husband graduated school and found a job in about 2 months. In the meantime, during his last semester of school, I started a job teaching physical fitness to pre...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is there any hope left? Eating disorder
Replies: 32
Views: 16491

Would like to ask for advice plz- For those who know about me and my erratic eating. Im feeling much better and the binges have refuced significantly since following vanilla nos s. I know its only been a few days. Should i start getting weighed or should i monitor my progress by looking at how many...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Babybirds check in
Replies: 63
Views: 23625

Im a few days in sticking to vanilla No s. Y did my brain ever tempt me back to diet mentaility/ meal replacements etc. .... i know because i became impatient and wanted instant weight loss. I completely forgot how much more relaxed i feel about food when sticking to 3 meals a day. Its much easier ...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

So, been struggling a bit for 2 reasons. First is I have started running outside a few times a week in the morning but I wasn't eating a bigger breakfast to accommodate it and was spending all day feeling very hungry and unhappy. By the time I reached dinner it was hard not to just want to keep eati...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is there any hope left? Eating disorder
Replies: 32
Views: 16491

Baby bird. I can really relate to your post. I also have a narcissistic mother with a host of other mental issues, including an eating disorder. And I also have a wonderful supportive family now with my husband and my kids. I have done a lot of work there and I am still amazed to this day how such a...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hii everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 3704

Welcome!
by pinkhippie
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 155354

Oolala, I really need that book too. I work on doing that with my teenage daughter and it is tough! Merry, I know what you mean about "because I said so" not really flying anymore. They really are becoming their own people, and it is hard to let go. Congratulations on your daughters graduation and y...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Thank you for your kind words Merry. Yes, he is aware, it was something I realized was happening probably about 9 years ago, and we talked about it, and he has been working on it, but it seems sometimes like if there is any stress going on at all, he can't control it. He does try really hard and he ...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

All the talk of emotional eating in the thread in general discussion has clued me in a bit. Every night this week has been so hard not to eat! Previously it was easy, almost effortless. Well, as I once again grapple with the eating urges that shoot across me like little electric shocks, I realize th...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is there any hope left? Eating disorder
Replies: 32
Views: 16491

I love the concept of eating only from hunger, but it isn't how traditional cultures manage food. I only say it because it can become the new guilt trip and also be anxiety-provoking because the body may not be hungry but a part of ourselves is wondering when that next meal is coming. I for one can...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is there any hope left? Eating disorder
Replies: 32
Views: 16491

In a crazy chaotic family where I was the main caregiver to 3 kids, gulping Oreos secretly in the pantry while I was making dinner was my idea of self care. So, I started taking care of myself in other ways, making myself and my feelings a priority. Your whole post resonated with me in several ways...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is there any hope left? Eating disorder
Replies: 32
Views: 16491

That was terrific! I have to add that for me, after awhile, emotions were not the only reason I ate compulsively. It may have been at one time, say, at a certain time of day, but then it just started being a habit to do it then, even if there was nothing going on. Then the qualities of the hyperpal...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is there any hope left? Eating disorder
Replies: 32
Views: 16491

Hi babybird! This is going to be very long... and as you can see, everyone has different ways of dealing with this issue. These are just my experiences. I feel like the end result is the same though, forming new habits and new pathways in the brain. So, I have struggled with emotional eating my whol...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Thank you Merry! I really appreciate the words of support. Nighttime eating has always been my hardest obstacle. I struggled with it again tonight. Last night after dinner my husband asked me to make blueberry muffins as he had been craving them. I found a new recipe and decided to make it a red day...
by pinkhippie
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Thank you Kaalii! Thanks you lpearlmom! This has been such a long journey for me, it feels good that all my work over the years seems to be coming together. I really hope it stays. I know how this goes so often, two steps forward and one step back. I still feel pretty good. I was thinking yesterday ...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Thank you so much for your support Merry! I hope I continue on this path. I think my years of practicing intuitive eating and working on my emotional eating plus self care has really made a difference for me this time around. I really like the concept of listening to your body within the supportive ...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 183246

Bluebell, yum! That sounds delicious! I have to say frozen veggies really changed the game for me. I only go grocery shopping once a week and our produce section in our fridge is not THAT big. So many of veggies used to go bad until I discovered the wonderful world of frozen. Actually I think it was...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 183246

Sounds like you are doing good on the exercise! That is great! I got in the veggie habit a while back and it really has made a difference. I will usually roast some broccoli or make a salad to go with pizza or chicken that we get out and bring home. I discovered that vegetables fill me up more and m...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 198288

I am sorry you are having such a tough time. :( I think venting is also really important, don't feel you have to be positive all the time. It's important that we feel and acknowledge all our feelings, not just the positive ones. So, please vent away any time you feel like it, as Elyssa said, this is...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Well got through all the holidays. I have kind of been no sing in a more loose way, or maybe with a mod, I am not sure. On S days I have been only eating 3 meals a day and no seconds. The only difference is that maybe we go out to eat, or maybe I get a dessert with my meal once or twice a day. I lik...
by pinkhippie
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Today was my last day at work for a while. Six weeks!! It was a weird day meal wise because I had a gap of about 7.5 hours between meals, so I ate breakfast, and then took a snack to work. I ate that around 230ish and then came home to a very small dinner around 5ish. But about 3 hours after I ate d...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Skycat's daily check-in
Replies: 153
Views: 55701

That is so cool that you are acting in a play! I used to be very into theater and acting in my younger days. I like your way of posting your S day treats on S days. I might start doing something similar, just to have a visual representation of what I actually do on S days, might help keep them from ...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 198288

Congratulations on the new job ( or more job) That is so amazing and impressive how many languages you know. That is so cool!
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Yesterday I ate only saltines and some rice. I went to work and snapped at my manager because my head was so fuzzy and she was being very in my face about training some new staff. ( I am a trainer. ) I did smooth things over with her later and let her know I was recovering from stomach flu but that ...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 183246

Sure! I hope something I said helps. I just know that your expression of feelings about exercise pretty much mirrored my own a few months ago and I always felt so frustrated by my "exercise block" as I called it. Honestly it has also been helpful that my husband has jumped on the exercise wagon as w...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 183246

Hi Bluebell! Your post about exercise really resonated with me. I have always had that exact same issue with exercise and had a really hard time fitting it in or staying committed. About 2 months ago I started exercising about 3 times a week AGAIN but this time I have managed to keep it up. I have d...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Thank you Skycat! I was happy about that too. Back in the day before I had kids and a weight issue, I often ate only about twice a day and was happy with it. It would be nice to maybe get back to that on a more regular basis. So, I got struck down with stomach flu on Sunday night. ugghhhh. Yesterday...
by pinkhippie
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

So, today was a glorious S day! Went out for brunch so didn't eat until 11 30. I was hungry by then but felt totally fine. No lightheadedness at all. I also only had decaf coffee but I was surprised. I didn't get hungry or lightheaded until about 4 30. And I wasn't that light headed. I am wondering ...
by pinkhippie
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Been breaking my meals into two ( so six small meals) and eating about every two hours the past few days. It seems to be working pretty well. I have definitely felt better in the past couple of days. I also am slowly weaning myself off my morning caffeine as I have read that it can exacerbate things...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Thank you for the input Merry! Yes it seems to match the symptoms for what I have. I think I will try the 6 very small meals. Maybe if its intentional eating and not random snacking it will still follow the no s spirit? I will definitely find a Dr if this continues. I keep losing my pcp as they keep...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Another green day. I have been researching blood sugar all day and trying to tweak my plate content as a result. Eventually that milk did make me feel completely better and I was able to wait until 4 hours after breakfast to eat, and I was genuinely hungry. That felt really good because lately my st...
by pinkhippie
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

I ended up going with the option to split my dinner meal in half. I was glad I chose that as work was completely insane and very active last night and coming home to a small meal felt very good. I am still having the dizzy problem and I am really annoyed by it. I guess I need to wean myself off caff...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 155354

Congratulations on your scale milestone! I always find those so exciting too :)
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 198288

Kaalii, I am sorry to see all that you have gone through lately. My husband hurt his psoas quite badly a few years ago and it was terrible. Luckily we have a friend who is a physiotherapist who was able to help. I love your list of gratitude. I used to do something similar in that I tried to list al...
by pinkhippie
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Thank you Kaalii! I am glad to see you are still here as well! I had a beautiful green day yesterday. Now, to figure out what to do for today. I work from 5 to 10ish, won't be home until around 10 30, have to eat before I leave, which because of the commute means eating around 4ish. I really don't w...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

Thank you Merry! I just remembered why I had stopped no S yet again. My work schedule got very tricky. 2 evenings a week and the rest daytime. It got so hard to keep to the 3 meal a day schedule when I had to leave for work at 3 and not get home until after 10. ( And I can't eat at work) The good ne...
by pinkhippie
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

wow! I can't believe how long it has been since I have been here. I am not really sure of the order of events but after I stayed at 162/164 for a while with no S I decided to go back to calorie counting. I have gotten all the way down to 157 and I feel like I look a lot better. The problem is, is I ...
by pinkhippie
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 122
Views: 55867

Thanks for stopping by (and for the kudos too! :)) pinkhippie! :) And I'm happy to report that my NoS mods have continued working beautifully! I'm now down to the 15-16% bodyfat range, have a solid 10-15 minute exercise routine in place, and enjoyed all the goodies the recent holidays had to offer....
by pinkhippie
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LifeisaBlessing's check in
Replies: 122
Views: 55867

Another NoS practice I don't utilize is the "Green" or "Red" days. I find the success/fail mindset when it comes to eating to be very counterproductive for me in the long run. Instead of rating my eating as a success or failure, I simply make adjustments to match my goals. It's simple, and doesn't ...
by pinkhippie
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 198288

it is called école à journée continue or tageschule... it is like a daycare for primary school children (in ch this is from 4-12yo)... a program almost every primary school in switzerland has, but not obligatory and paid (yes, even though it is part of the public school system it is not free)... th...
by pinkhippie
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kaalii's daily check-in...
Replies: 485
Views: 198288

Sounds like a great weekend!

Good job resisting the cupcakes! What is your work if you don't mind me asking?
by pinkhippie
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 128
Views: 33712

So the pattern I notice for my S weekends seems to be so far, the first S day I actually dont really want sugar and sweet stuff that much but I have it because I can. I don't really have that much. The second day I really really want sugary stuff and start to crave it. I want it and eat way more of ...
by pinkhippie
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Maggie Mae's daily check in
Replies: 302
Views: 125855

MaggieMae wrote:Thanks for the encouragement, everyone! This board is so friendly and helpful! Pinkhippie, I am so happy that my tip about the veggie steamers was helpful! That truly made my day! :D
Yay! :) I am glad.
by pinkhippie
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Maggie Mae's daily check in
Replies: 302
Views: 125855

I know what you are saying about the S day wildness. Halloween candy. Sigh... But, I think the S days make it even more important to make Monday a green day. I think it really helps to begin to establish the habit if you can do it on Monday. For me, Monday is the hardest day but then each day is eas...
by pinkhippie
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Maggie Mae's daily check in
Replies: 302
Views: 125855

One year ago today I started NO S. Did great through the holidays and early spring, but somewhere along the way kept straying from one diet to another. Today was a green day. I'm going to try to and stick with it. Hopefully, it will keep me from going crazy during the holidays. It was harder today ...