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by ironchef
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1295177

Linda I’m not around much these days, but I’ve been thinking often of you when I’ve read updates on the Arizona 8th. Just making it so competitive is an amazing achievement! And all of the work and network building are going to be so helpful for getting people engaged and turning out in Novemb...
by ironchef
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "the truth about slim people"
Replies: 17
Views: 7155

I’ve lived a long time now with my naturally slim husband and I don’t see him following many of these rules. He eats lots of good food (mostly cooked by me) but plenty of junkier choices - he loves a good meat pie and happily eats frozen pizza for dinner. He loves to fry up bacon and eggs for br...
by ironchef
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 10
Views: 4453

Yes I like coffee, but I know I’m addicted to the caffeine. I’ve also found recently that more than a small amount each day will lead to heartburn. So, yeah, the coffee habit is a mixed blessing.
by ironchef
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Thanks Linda. It's weird how even a few months later, I still expect him to be there. I hear our friends arrive at the gate and wait for his "welcome guest" bark. I go out on a hot day and before I leave I make a trip out the back to check on his water dish, before remembering that neither he nor th...
by ironchef
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2692
Views: 810185

And I face a question that I've never yet pondered or felt the need to consider before now: What is the purpose of S Days once habit is firmly established? My ultimate goal is that S days provide an opportunity to attend family or cultural events and enjoy some of the special foods or drinks that s...
by ironchef
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Merry's Monthly Check-in
Replies: 350
Views: 153188

Great update Merry! Well done. I love your idea of getting to eat a favourite food twice - what a good way of thinking positively about moderation. And I quite agree, eating a favourite twice without feeling stuffed is waaay better. I never drank any sugar in my tea, and gave up sugar in coffee seve...
by ironchef
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Needing Support...increased 5lbs in two weeks!
Replies: 19
Views: 8174

oolala53 wrote:I'm glad you brought up the limitations, ironchef. I'm usually the balloon popper here. :cry:
Haha! I'm sometimes a balloon popper too! I guess we all have to walk the line between being positive and encouraging while not indulging in magical thinking.
by ironchef
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Needing Support...increased 5lbs in two weeks!
Replies: 19
Views: 8174

My understanding of the milk thing was for those rare situations where you were so hungry you were about to break down and snack anyway. I only ever really used it when doing night feeds for my babies, when I was so hungry I actually could not fall back to sleep after settling them. So, to reinforce...
by ironchef
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What Sets People Up For Food Obsession?
Replies: 22
Views: 8316

Re: What Sets People Up For Food Obsession?

I'd love to hear what you think occurred in your past to cause these issues? I am mostly curious because I don't want to incite these issues in my own children. And I don't think I have any of those three issues, but I'm wondering why I don't. LOL, what did my parents do RIGHT? :D I'm a bit torn on...
by ironchef
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2692
Views: 810185

Well done auto! Victory indeed! Toughing it out when it’s hard is the best habit builder around!
by ironchef
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2692
Views: 810185

When my bubs were new and I was always tired, I often felt that urge to snaffle carbs (especially sugars) to “keep my energy upâ€. Sometimes it helped just to tell myself “I’m tired, not hungryâ€. Is there any way to get a mini-nap, to get what you need (rest), instead of what you don’t?
by ironchef
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Non-Vanilla No Sers: what are your tweaks?
Replies: 28
Views: 13330

I stuck with my “S day only tracking†right through the holidays. I did exempt Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as I consider those “capital S†days - genuine feast days. Also, I can’t imagine how to avoid rudeness if I pulled out my phone at Christmas dinner to record the whipped cream on t...
by ironchef
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: No S'ing since 2006
Replies: 6
Views: 4243

Welcome back, what a great long term success story! I’m also a somewhat long term NoSer (only 5 years though). I had the same experience recently of a few “creeping†pounds. Dropping weekday alcohol and being a little less generous at dinner did the trick, so here’s hoping that curbing the wi...
by ironchef
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2692
Views: 810185

Hang in there auto, you got this! Have a warm drink and then wait until dinner.

I wonder if your counselling appointment is in your thoughts and that (more than your lunch) is what has you jonesing for something?

Look forward to reading your update later.
by ironchef
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Thanks auto! Yes, my heartburn has been heaps better. I guess I just don't want to admit that coffee and alcohol are my triggers...*sigh* I cannot do a complete hanging pull up at present. I used to be able to do them, but then had two babies and abdominal strength not so much. However, I am back to...
by ironchef
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gingerpie's 21 day challenge
Replies: 558
Views: 271137

Wow, great work still running in such arctic conditions!

I was thinking of you this week as I'm doing a "dry January" - joining a few friends in not drinking for a month. Partly I'm interested to see how my heartburn goes, but also just because I want to prove that I can.
by ironchef
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Thank you all so, so much. I haven't been here for a week while I've been down south with no reception, and it really warms my heart to log in and see all your kind messages. We are slowly getting used to the new normal, but there will definitely never be another one like him. Apart from that tender...
by ironchef
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1295177

Happy New Year Linda! Glad you are travelling so well, look forward to hearing from you along the way!
Best wishes, ic.
by ironchef
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2692
Views: 810185

Wow auto, go you! Sounds fantastic!! I am absolutely sure you can make something a food/drink you just don't eat. Examples - I just don't drink soda. Sugar or diet, just don't buy it have it or miss it. Potato crisps - again, don't have it, never in our house, don't bother when at a party, never mis...
by ironchef
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Thank you both. It's just so strange- he wasn’t sick at all. Just suddenly gone. We’ve got some doggie treats and a new lead wrapped for him under our tree. My husband has still gone walking around the dog park this morning because he just does it every day 😢
by ironchef
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Our beloved dog died suddenly yesterday, with no warning at 10 years old. He just went to sleep on the lawn and never got up. I will admit I self-medicated with wine and rocky road last night. I'm just gutted today, but I'm determined to get back to No S to avoid adding sugar headaches and feelings ...
by ironchef
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1096
Views: 379527

Yum, Merry Christmas Rawcookie!

Glad to hear your updates and fantastic that you are doing so well.
by ironchef
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: In a failure rut. How do I get back?
Replies: 9
Views: 5036

I've been through many patches over the past 5 years on No S when I couldn't string more than 1 or 2 green days together in a row. What kept me going on No S? Nothing specific. I just kept going. And eventually after weeks (or months), I would get a string of green days again. Just keep putting one ...
by ironchef
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Another green week followed by a crazy busy weekend of Christmas stuff and my nephew's 1st birthday party. Still just tracking S days (not all the time) and it makes a really positive difference. I think noting what I'm eating just gives that little bit of attention to my food, especially treats. By...
by ironchef
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The "DUH" factor
Replies: 20
Views: 28850

No S has seemed exactly that to me - simple, but not always easy. People have brains and can follow logic, hence the "Duh!" moment. But we're also creatures of habit, and social animals, so as long as I'm living within a culture where snacking, overeating and daily sweet "treats" are the norm, I'll ...
by ironchef
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: NO-S WHEN SICK?
Replies: 8
Views: 4548

I've always taken the advice "Sick days start with S" to mean that if you are feeling terrible, and snacking on salty crackers is the only thing you can face, then by all means do so and break the snacking rule. Or, if flat lemonade is the only thing you can hold down, break the no sweets rule. I've...
by ironchef
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Aww, thanks you guys.

Things are so busy lately I'm not here as much as usual, but it is so, so nice to log in and see such support. You're all lovely.
by ironchef
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Joining today
Replies: 9
Views: 4857

Welcome! I have one toddler and one preschooler, and work part time, so I can definitely relate! On the exercise front, the only reliable exercise for me is cycling to work. Because I have to get to work anyway, anything else just gets squeezed out of my routine! Dinner with two little kids sometime...
by ironchef
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1295177

Yum mango! We are just coming in to mango season here and I loooove them!
by ironchef
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Another very busy week and great weekend. A cocktail party work Christmas party on Friday night - so that was an S event. Had a much more sensible amount of wine and felt fine the next day! Then Sunday afternoon I had a caramel tart out at coffee with some friends, yum. Otherwise, just regular life....
by ironchef
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Brain fog/insomnia/insane hunger
Replies: 11
Views: 5729

The morning ride I do on a cup of tea only, after an overnight "fast" of around 14 hours. 5 years ago I would never have attempted this, but these days it is not an issue, so definitely your body can get used to a different routine and learn to draw on stores instead of needing to be fed at all hou...
by ironchef
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Brain fog/insomnia/insane hunger
Replies: 11
Views: 5729

I cycle 20 km a day on work days - 10km in and 10km home. The morning ride I do on a cup of tea only, after an overnight "fast" of around 14 hours. 5 years ago I would never have attempted this, but these days it is not an issue, so definitely your body can get used to a different routine and learn ...
by ironchef
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gingerpie's 21 day challenge
Replies: 558
Views: 271137

Nice work ginger! 99% success of running is amazing work!

I like the idea of just 1% improvement - a few minutes earlier, a few extra chores, a little extra exercise :)
by ironchef
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1295177

Glad you are feeling more relaxed Linda, sounds like an amazing Thanksgiving celebration! That's interesting that a lot of IF people have daily desserts and that's pushing you the same way. I think we all tend to "fit in" socially with those around us, with our eating as well as other things. Whenev...
by ironchef
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Had a great weekend away in Moore River, with a few small treats and glasses of wine. By keeping it reasonable I avoided any heartburn - yay! Still working a 4th day up to Christmas, so not checking in as often due to being crazy busy! Managing to stay green, cycling 3 - 4 times a week to work and h...
by ironchef
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Brain fog/insomnia/insane hunger
Replies: 11
Views: 5729

No S as written doesn't actually mandate 3 meals, so if you prefer 4 (or 2) that's within the rules. As long as they are pre-planned meals and not snacks, you're all good. Also, when I am light-headed it is almost always blood pressure, not blood sugar, related. I have low blood pressure, and have t...
by ironchef
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Avoided the cake at work on Tuesday (cake two days in a row! Cmon people!) and cycled to work. Today (Wednesday) green, but no exercise (lots of walking with my kids. My heartburn is very much improved lately, so my new rules seem to be working. The main things are minimal tea and coffee, no caffein...
by ironchef
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: to weigh or not to weigh?
Replies: 17
Views: 7421

I'm one of those who weighs most days, but tracks the trend, not the individual numbers. For me, depending on what I have eaten and drunk, and when, my weight within a single day can range over several pounds. Obviously that doesn't mean my body is magically putting pounds of body fat on and off in ...
by ironchef
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1295177

Wow, what a great day! Well done, Linda, so nice to hear you're doing so well!
by ironchef
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Thanks ginger, yes, I waited over 5 years for my S days to just become moderate on their own, but after that length of time I felt that a mod was in order! I've firmly resisted recording up until now, because I spent so much of my 20's miserably sticking to or failing at calorie counting diets. For ...
by ironchef
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Oof, enjoyed my Ss a bit too much! A glass of wine, fine, lots of wine, 🤕. Sunday today, so will enjoy one of the banana muffins I baked as part of lunch. Otherwise a normal day. As planned I’m recording on S days still and it is definitely making weekends calmer and more enjoyable. Yesterday m...
by ironchef
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 246
Views: 75760

Oh, sorry to hear choir made you cry Larkspur! It's really easy for me to feel like the outcast in group situations (ingrained in me from my school years as a "weird" nerd), and even now I'm a grown woman it doesn't take that much to throw me back into the shoes of an awkward 15 year old. Hope your ...
by ironchef
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Thanks Larkspur. It really was an amazing day, and the fact that a non-compulsory survey got 79.5% turn out was really incredible. A senator from my state, from our conservative party, gave a speech in the Senate introducing legislation into parliament in the wake of this vote. Full speech text is h...
by ironchef
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Also my office has some rainbow coloured snacks organised for today to celebrate the gay marriage vote yesterday, so if there are macarons I might have one!
by ironchef
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Green so far this week. Cycled Tuesday and will cycle today (Thursday). Just about to do my body weight workout before the kids get up.

I’ve agreed to work a 4th day just for the weeks up to Christmas to get us over a hump at work. It is really a challenge to get everything done!
by ironchef
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 179442

Well done!
by ironchef
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Non-Vanilla No Sers: what are your tweaks?
Replies: 28
Views: 13330

After 5 years, I've decided recently to try a mod for S days - tracking. I recently did a few weeks of tracking what I ate to work out where my dietary defaults were letting me down (and to find out why my work trousers were getting tight). Culprits turned out to be alcoholic beverages and too-big d...
by ironchef
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Thanks all! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

Got up early to do NTC workout, then cycled to work. This joint exercise thing with my work mate is really paying off!
by ironchef
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 179442

Don’t give up. In times of tiredness and stress our brains love to throw us some old patterns from deep in our habit brain at us. There’s nothing wrong with your willpower or your plan, it’s just that your old habits aren’t smart and they aren’t good at problem solving. They just say “oh...
by ironchef
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1295177

Wow, Linda that’s great news on the reflux!

And we’ll done sticking with it on the road (and the weekend).
by ironchef
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 179442

When my husband is working and I’m dealing with house and kids on my own I often feel shakier around food. Like I somehow want to “treat myselfâ€. I try to do stuff other than food if I can. 14 days is a lovely ng trip!
by ironchef
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1295177

I have always enjoyed your posts on the board, whether about No S, parenting, cooking, life, politics, fasting, relationships... I hope you'll continue to post here if you find it helpful. Given the range of people on here practicing No S with forms of IF, No S with vegetarianism, No S with mods, No...
by ironchef
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Green so far this week. Got up early to exercise before kids woke and no walking around the zoo with Squiggle. Definitely sticking to exercise better with my work mate. And the exercise seems to be motivating me to stay green. My weight has dropped 3kg in the past month (about 6lb), so the combo of ...
by ironchef
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Miracle Foods
Replies: 10
Views: 5654

Oops, sorry, should have mentioned a bit of colourful language at the start!
by ironchef
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Crystal's Daily Check In
Replies: 250
Views: 67722

Hang in there Crystal, you are doing really well! Sounds very sensible to wait a while, and then perhaps take stock of what other (moderate) changes you are willing to make long term. I've recently taken stock of what's on my plates (and in my glasses) and made a few choices to reduce calories witho...
by ironchef
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Miracle Foods
Replies: 10
Views: 5654

Reminds me of this clip from The CheckOut. Essentially all of those old superfoods (like the trusty apple) turn out to have almost of the same benefits as a lot of the new ones, without the price tag.
by ironchef
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Thanks ginger. Yes, there is something very freeing about it. Sometimes it's "I really want that brownie, but I'm choosing not to" and this weekend it was just "Eh, I really am not interested in an icecream". That's quite a feeling for a choc bomb fanatic like me! Monday - green so far. Cycled to wo...
by ironchef
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2186
Views: 1006704

Just popping in to say thanks for your words of wisdom here, and on Kathleen's thread. Some things I needed to hear today. Self respect, just like any respect, is earned. When I keep faith with myself and follow through on what I believe to be important, my self respect (what some people call self e...
by ironchef
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bluebell's check in
Replies: 603
Views: 179442

Somewhat troubling that I still have this voice from time to time. I’d say it’s very normal to have that little voice. Five years later I still hear it at times (go on, you deserve some, you’ve had a tough day). What is different is that I feel very confident that the little devil is full of ...
by ironchef
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Had a great anniversary weekend, and actual ended up with no S’s on Saturday - just wasn’t anything I fancied. Could have had movie snacks at the cinemas but genuinely didn’t fancy anything. Made pasta with mr chef on Saturday night while kids were at my in laws. Yum - fresh handmade pasta is ...
by ironchef
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2186
Views: 1006704

It’s amazing to me. It used to just be supermarkets that kept the junk at the checkout, but now it seems to be sneaking in everywhere. Can’t I buy some socks?
by ironchef
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No-S during Pregnancy? Long, sorry.
Replies: 32
Views: 17487

Like I say, not my rec, and not how I eat, but what I was given when pregnant in Australia. I imagine they are trying to stick with basics that most Australians already eat and recognise - taking the standard food that everyone eats and can afford and tweaking it a bit. Bread is the first source of ...
by ironchef
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1295177

Well done still sticking with your window, would have been easy to "WTH" the day.
by ironchef
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

I haven't tried light PBs, I've only tried the "no sugar and salt" natural kinds. I should try it - I'm a bit irrationally prejudiced against light things, perhaps from all the diets I did in my 20s. I tend to just think I'll have a bit less so I can have the full fat / full sugar kind. Which would ...
by ironchef
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No-S during Pregnancy? Long, sorry.
Replies: 32
Views: 17487

My doctor gave me these government guidelines: https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/sites/default/files/content/The%20Guidelines/n55h_healthy_eating_during_pregnancy.pdf I note that it only mentions needing extra serves for particularly active or tall women. No S is a system for eating moderately, but it...
by ironchef
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1295177

Sounds similar to my schedule (10pm bedtime). I usually eat with my kids, which means dinner is finished by 6pm. If I moved my breakfast at work from 9am to 10am (which would be easy), then I'd be doing an 8 hr window without really thinking about it. I have been trying not to drink alcohol in the e...
by ironchef
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Oops, that should have said I do NOT need the same dinner as an active man! Absolutely Larkspur, dinner is the only meal of the day that my family eats together routinely, so it's very important to me too. I'm thinking I'll track for one more week and then stop, as it's getting a bit boring. At this...
by ironchef
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S vs. Weight Watchers
Replies: 65
Views: 22904

You’ll see maintaining posts from me, but that’s because I’ve been here over 5 years, so my losses were years ago (after my first bub and then after my second). In the past I always lost, but then always yo-yo’d, so maintenance of a lower weight long term has been unique to No S. I get that ...
by ironchef
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Did my body weight routine yesterday and took my daughter swimming today. I’m still using the app to track my eating. I find it super easy, as I’ve got a bunch of dietary defaults anyway, plus NoS means I only record 3 meals a day. I find I’m eating better on weekend because I’m recording. I...
by ironchef
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1295177

No worries Linda, I enjoy reading about everyone’s mods (I think oolala has done some fast stuff as well).

May I ask what time you head to bed?
by ironchef
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Feeling better today, but still somewhat odd. Cycled to work though! Planning a body weight workout tonight on my plan I'm doing with my work friend. We are definitely keeping each other honest so far!

Still green despite being sick, if anything I feel less like eating.
by ironchef
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1295177

Interesting. I eat in about a 7 - 8 hr window most days at the moment just naturally - a late breakfast at work, and an early dinner most nights with my kids. It's definitely the nights with later dinners (i.e. a longer eating period) that correlate with heartburn.
by ironchef
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1295177

Really pleased to hear you are going so well with your mod. I've read some articles about the health benefits of IF, but haven't tried it out at all.

I'm very interested to hear if you find it improves your reflux issues. I'm better the past week or two, but still have the odd bad night.
by ironchef
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Thanks ladies! I am feeling ok, a little fragile but on the mend. If anything I am eating less than usual, as my tum is feeling very odd.

I did still cycle in to work, but very, very slowly!
by ironchef
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Did my darebee workout, but woke up today with a nasty tummy bug. Will be leaving lucky to make it to work. S is for sick.
by ironchef
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Sunday today. I baked oat cookies and had one with my lunch.

I spent the morning working with a community group who is restoring a local wetland. Fun, but very sweaty work! This afternoon off for a swim with the cousins.

I’m planning to do a workout from Darebee once kids are in bed tonight.
by ironchef
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Crystal's Daily Check In
Replies: 250
Views: 67722

Candy corn was always about the novelty, I don’t think I ever actually liked the taste.

My mother, who suffered multi day, sometimes vomiting migraines through her adult life has not had one since menopause. So, there may well be a connection, and perhaps light at the end of the tunnel!
by ironchef
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Thanks Linda, I hesitated to post because I don’t want to discourage people from vanilla No S, but I think I’ve just gotten into a few dietary defaults that aren’t serving me well. Went to a family birthday yesterday. It was fancy wood fired pizza, so I had some slices. When it came to cake ti...
by ironchef
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gingerpie's 21 day challenge
Replies: 558
Views: 271137

I always joke that exercise is the only thing I forget I like! Nice work ginger!
by ironchef
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

I’m on track with my workouts for the week - having a friend to hold me accountable is working so far. Also, after swearing off for 5 years I am *gasp* tracking what I eat for a while. I’m using a very simple and free phone app. I have gained a bit lately, just enough to make my work pants tight...
by ironchef
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1295177

Great to hear from you, glad all is well. Really great that going off your reflux mess is working out - fingers crossed!
by ironchef
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2 plus years on No-S and need advice
Replies: 8
Views: 5730

Nice to see you here and well done on 2 years of No S. One thing I found a while back was that I was not arriving at meals (especially breakfast) with any hunger. So I slowly dialled my portions down until I found some simple defaults that mean I’m peckish about an hour before the next meal is due...
by ironchef
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Obesity in France
Replies: 6
Views: 4548

I've always been a little wary of the "lauding" of French culture as the solution to everything from obesity to kids with picky eating or sleep issues. It feels a little smug and simplistic to me - every society has its good and bad points I'm sure. I'm honestly not surprised to read this story abou...
by ironchef
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2186
Views: 1006704

Only hard cover books? Wow, our house would be overflowing with soft cover book boxes if they weren't in the book cases!

oolala, as my boss says, they are sick days, but they are also "personal days" - time to use a few!!
by ironchef
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 246
Views: 75760

Larkspur, that is so sweet that you had to resist water-based flirting! Happy birthday to your son :) Just a little perspective from the kid side - I was a rake thin kid until puberty, regularly refused food when not hungry, etc. Around puberty-ish (14 / 15) I got much more average sized, which to m...
by ironchef
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1295177

Eek, I hope a decorator never comes to my house. I had thought that in a few years when the kids are bigger we might repaint and redo floors, and I could get some good advice on colors, flooring etc. But it sounds like my mix of free stuff, "stuff that was cheap at Ikea", kids art projects and famil...
by ironchef
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Thanks ginger. I’ve reached back into the misty past to my PT qualification to write a little program for my work friend. As a motivator I’ve promised that if he follows it, I will too. I’m hoping that this will keep me on track, because not much else has worked and I’d love to get regular s...
by ironchef
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Crazy weekend with a house full of kids, but fun too! Did not go nuts eating and snacking, so really proud of that. However there was a fair bit of alcohol - red wine the first night, then the second night, tequila! Still, had a ball and got to know a few work mates a bit better, so totally worth th...
by ironchef
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

A green week so far (Thursday today). Cycling to work Tuesday and again today. Off for a weekend away with some other families tomorrow, so probably won’t check in for a few days. I’ve written a 4 week program for a friend from work, with at home exercise and cycling. I’ve promised to do it wi...
by ironchef
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gingerpie's 21 day challenge
Replies: 558
Views: 271137

Thank you for sharing that gingerpie. I’m awake here at 11:30pm, thanks heartburn, and this was such an uplifting thing to come here and read.
by ironchef
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Filling foods-- post yours!
Replies: 8
Views: 5436

Oatmeal (what I call porridge) works for me, but only if I spruce it up - eg with a spoon of ground linseeds, some sour cream and a few berries. I think without additions the fat is a little low to last me. Steel cut oats definitely have more staying power, but I don’t have time on weekdays. Quick...
by ironchef
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1764
Views: 965407

Wow, navi, as a huge Tolkien fan that really spoke to me! Thanks for sharing 😀 A few years ago I used the Eowyn Challenge website to “walk to Rivendell†and re-read the first book of LotR alongside. It really changed my morning walk to imagine myself trotting along with hobbit ponies are racin...
by ironchef
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Saturday a bit heavy, Sunday actually ended up the same as a normal N day, not on purpose, just that everything fit into meals and there were no snacks. Lots of painting and weeding and sweeping, oof, Spring is always when I notice our yard is neglected!! Today, Monday, I have an unusual day off wor...
by ironchef
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1295177

Happy anniversary! 19 is amazing! I’m a fly lady drop out I’m afraid - but I took away lots of great ideas, like the timer and the 5 minutes putting out spot fires. But over years of flylady, Marie kondo etc my house has sooo much less clutter in it, so I guess it kinda worked? Most compliments ...
by ironchef
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Haha, nothing that exciting. I’m part of a local community group, and my fried Kate is running for local election. This meeting was the community group, the local shire officials and the state government, and the purpose was to look at possible funding for our local area from state grants. Looks l...
by ironchef
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Totally random Thursday night fail. Normal dinner, then fell for leftover custard with sourdough apple cake, and a slice of toast with like marmalade. No real excuse, just a screw up. Back to normally scheduled programming today (Friday) hopefully. Also want to exercise if I can fit it in. After the...
by ironchef
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breakfasts - Big or small?
Replies: 24
Views: 11406

I eat a small bowl of oat porridge once I get to work, made with boiling water and a dash of milk. I usually add some nuts or seeds, or a teaspoon of sour cream. Breakfast is my smallest meal, also my most routine (I almost never vary it, even on weekends). The only meal I consistently eat with my f...
by ironchef
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 531920

Thanks Linda! This week has been a little bit crazy with work stuff, on a very busy job at the moment but still trying to manage it 3 days a week. Oof! All green so far (half way through Thurs), but I did have a small taste of lemon meringue pie on Monday because it was handmade (including pastry) b...
by ironchef
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3953
Views: 1295177

lpearlmom wrote:Was super hungry today but managed to stay green. Soooo 😴.
Well done Linda!
by ironchef
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back and breastfeeding
Replies: 6
Views: 4270

Welcome back and congratulations on your bub! My kids often "share" things with me at the table, both eating from my plate and wanting to give me a "try" of their food. As long as it isn't excessive, I wouldn't worry about it. I found it was a great way to encourage little eaters to try something ne...