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by Tessytwinkle
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Back and hoping to succeed
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Back and hoping to succeed

Hi and thank you everyone for your kind welcome. My life is quite stressful at the moment so I may not be able to regularly post. But I feel safe somehow and valued on this forum and that is such a nice feeling after feeling so low. Thank you. I managed a noS day today so two in the bag and feeling ...
by Tessytwinkle
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Back and hoping to succeed
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Back and hoping to succeed

Hi there. I’m back on noS after a long pause. During which I tried and managed to lose weight on the 5:2 diet. I lost 10kg. But have now put on a lot of weight due to stress. I now find myself unable to fast and I know the noS diet is the only sane and straightforward way for me to get a grip once m...
by Tessytwinkle
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkles year of wonder
Replies: 17
Views: 7990

OK, a start again sort of day.... Thank you my dear friend Linda for having the time and patience to put me back on course. You are right, as you always are, it will take time to get into the habit and it is the habit that will work. Yes, I do remember you struggling to get the habit sorted at the s...
by Tessytwinkle
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkles year of wonder
Replies: 17
Views: 7990

Oh dear a terrible start to the week. I have started back at work, the place where I have always stumbled and failed and sure enough that is just what i have done, eating sweets and crisps . I am so ashamed of myself and so disappointed. It is this that makes me believe I just cannot ever moderate m...
by Tessytwinkle
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkles year of wonder
Replies: 17
Views: 7990

Hi Linda I think I imagined I wasn't going to have cake but in fact of course I have had cake. I need to think quite carefully about the S days and not end up dieting. I must be more confident that this will work with both S and noS days !!! Thanks for gently nudging me dear friend 👍 Hi Zipp...
by Tessytwinkle
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkles year of wonder
Replies: 17
Views: 7990

Thank you for such kind support Maggiemae. Weighed myself today lost 3lbs!!! Great start. I also feel much calmer without the sugar. Yesterday I made white bread for someone and I feel really grim after eating it so going to moderate that a bit in future go back to my homemade sourdough. I've got th...
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkles year of wonder
Replies: 17
Views: 7990

Hi Linda. Thanks so much for your support. You set off on the road and stayed on it. I am following you now and you are a fab role model 😊 Another green day today although I'm feeling pretty hungry tonight. That must be good though!!! Breakfast : Brazil nuts, kiwi frui, carrot, fig Lunch: so...
by Tessytwinkle
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom's Year...2017
Replies: 92
Views: 31682

Hey! Well done you 👍 No sugar can be so hard, I'm struggling with no sugar but also longing to stay 'clean'! We can do this. I am committed for a year too. We will travel the road together. 😊
by Tessytwinkle
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkles year of wonder
Replies: 17
Views: 7990

Phew- another good day. This really helps my confidence. Plus I started back to work today. First time for ages I have worked and not overeaten. Hooray!!!! Thank you so much for your encouragement allisonmeg and nette, so appreciated :-) You're back too tobiasmom, I am so delighted you are around. L...
by Tessytwinkle
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkles year of wonder
Replies: 17
Views: 7990

Tessytwinkles year of wonder

Ok, the start of being accountable. I'm aiming for a year of NoS. I weigh 210lb and need to lose 21lb 10%of my body weight. But I have been obsessed with diets and now am going to try and trust noS and only follow that. No mods, no 16:8 , no 5:2, no low carb, high fat, no points, no sachets, no Coun...
by Tessytwinkle
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ZippaDee Do Da Days....2017
Replies: 18
Views: 8461

Me too Zippadee, I'm with you. One year of noS We can do this.
by Tessytwinkle
Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Slow and Steady wins the race
Replies: 7
Views: 8423

Dear Merry. It's New Year's Day and I'm struggling to start again after a very difficult year. I really want to try noS again I did start again a month or so ago but failed. But today I just looked up the testimonials just in case they might inspire me and encourage me. And I came upon yours, I am s...
by Tessytwinkle
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's daily check in - second time around
Replies: 4
Views: 3186

Hi Linda thanks for your support. Another good day today so my second day in a row.
Breakfast, porridge and banana, Brazil nuts
Lunch, Cheese and tomato omelette , Apple
Dinner, seabass and calabrese and half pomegranate
Soya milk drink
I'm pleased to have made it through 2 days. I must keep going!!
by Tessytwinkle
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's daily check in - second time around
Replies: 4
Views: 3186

Hi Amy good luck with your second try. You are right. We can do things better second time around!
Did well for my first day. Finished day with third meal - rice, dhal, cabbage Thoran and hard boiled egg and bit plain yoghurt. No sugar today hooray!!! Fingers crossed for a good day tomorrow 👍
by Tessytwinkle
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's daily check in - second time around
Replies: 4
Views: 3186

Tessytwinkle's daily check in - second time around

Ok, lets go, I have 21 lbs to lose, a year to lose it in and I am starting now, although I know Xmas is on the horizon. I would really like to reach my first target which is a loss of 5 lbs by Xmas day. I think that might be over ambitious but here goes. I want to hold my self accountable so forgive...
by Tessytwinkle
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm back again. Really going to crack it this time
Replies: 17
Views: 8956

Hi Everyone Thank you dear friends for such kind words. I am starting to surface so hoping to get to grips with the NoS way of life starting today. I think I will start a daily check in and monitor and be accountable, its worth a try :-) Thank you for your kind encouragement Sonya and delighted to s...
by Tessytwinkle
Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm back again. Really going to crack it this time
Replies: 17
Views: 8956

Hello lovely people who replied to support me. Linda dear friend so glad you remember me, and dear iron chef, I feel very blessed. Everything has gone wrong with a sudden close bereavement so I am steeped in sadness at the moment hence no posts and no progress. I still drown my sorrows in food :-( I...
by Tessytwinkle
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm back again. Really going to crack it this time
Replies: 17
Views: 8956

Thank you Merry for your kind support and wise advice . Today is first day back at work for me. So a critical one for sticking to the rules and moving on from Sunday. Fingers crossed!!!
by Tessytwinkle
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm back again. Really going to crack it this time
Replies: 17
Views: 8956

I'm back again. Really going to crack it this time

Hi everyone. After a year or more struggling in the wilderness, with severe immune system Health problems. I am now just starting to sort my life out. I have flirted with fasting but it causes my disordered eating to get out of control. So I am coming back to noS. it makes the most sense to me and I...
by Tessytwinkle
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 516038

Thank you so much for the quote. I found it very moving and for me personally very significant.
by Tessytwinkle
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3907
Views: 1233843

Sounds very wise Linda. But then you are a wise woman :) have a good week ahead.
by Tessytwinkle
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Toblincmom's No-S Journey
Replies: 111
Views: 54898

Well done for your brilliant week and your excellent weight loss. You are such a star. Great to think out an S day pattern that works for all of you. You are inspiring me. Thank you. Also I have chia seeds but soak them overnight in plain yoghurt. Then add hemp seeds blueberries and a small teaspoon...
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lovedby2. I've decided to track and post
Replies: 143
Views: 54160

It's good to have reminders. We all have our own paths and diet demons. You are doing really well. Good for you. :D
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Toblincmom's No-S Journey
Replies: 111
Views: 54898

4 days in to a 21 day challenge and you are really kicking it. Well done :-) I am following in your footsteps. We can do this :-)
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 311867

Phew a green day yesterday which was very good considering I was feeling pretty poorly and off sick. I am also having a good day today so hoping to keep it up. I think I am relaxing much more in to this at the moment because I am just focusing on the three meals not what I am having, nutrition can b...
by Tessytwinkle
Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 311867

Goodness thank you for your encouragement ZippaDee and tobiasmum. I need it a lot today. It is a long afternoon here. I'm off sick but really really trying to get a green day. I must hang on.
by Tessytwinkle
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 176
Views: 100265

Aww you poor love. Hope you feel better soon - which given the reason I'm happy to think you will :lol:
A good reason for not keeping chocolate at home methinks :lol:
by Tessytwinkle
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ZippaDee Do Da Days...
Replies: 521
Views: 326981

Wow. You are just awesome !!!!! I'm gonna chant that to myself too ' fence around the law, fence around the law'. You lead I follow :D
by Tessytwinkle
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Toblincmom's No-S Journey
Replies: 111
Views: 54898

Brilliant. Keep it up. You can do this :D
by Tessytwinkle
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3907
Views: 1233843

Hi Linda. Sorry you got a red day. It happens eh. But your overall noS spirit is strong and last week was really good Thanks so much for the Nigel slater link. I loved the article. Struck a strong chord with me. Also loved just reading the lists of food!!! But maybe that is weird :-). Hang in there....
by Tessytwinkle
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 311867

Well not my best day. Perhaps too early in the game for me to be able to manage a trip away. I always get anxious about food. Ah well mark it and move on. I really do want to do this.
Dear Eschano and ZippaDee your encouragement is so precious. Many thanks. Back to a green I hope tomorrow.
by Tessytwinkle
Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 311867

Hi Linda and Eschano soooo good to have your support and wise words about 21 day challenge. I've never managed it but for me I really feel I would gain huge confidence if I did. But not stressing. In fact I had an S afternoon yesterday to accommodate random eating far from home :-( I have been reall...
by Tessytwinkle
Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lovedby2. I've decided to track and post
Replies: 143
Views: 54160

Hi there and welcome. Good luck on your journey. I am a year older than you and I can relate well to your thread. Use it however you need to. I tend to write my food down as it makes me accountable to myself but not to others. It also reminds me when I stray way off track that I managed once and thi...
by Tessytwinkle
Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MerryKat's Check In
Replies: 107
Views: 61832

Well done Merrykat. You are inspiring me with your 6 week challenge. I know just what you meant about passing food and snacking. It's a really big issue for me. Especially at weekends. Like you I need to take care with sweets. So having something special but not casually consumed without noticing so...
by Tessytwinkle
Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 516038

How wonderful to be walking towards Bree. Enjoy. Good S day management :-)
by Tessytwinkle
Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Toblincmom's No-S Journey
Replies: 111
Views: 54898

Hooray!!!! Well done you, a strong start to your 21 day challenge 😀
by Tessytwinkle
Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 176
Views: 100265

21 days coming right up. Hooray!!! Well done you. You are a true inspiration and that is a gift to us all. Brownie mountain - Oh my goodness can there be such a thing YUM!!!!! Do you have a tasting session first too :D
by Tessytwinkle
Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 365415

Oh clarinet gal I'm longing for the day gat only 2 or 3 bites of desert will do me. You have come so far. The odd slip will not throw you off the rails I'm sure. I'm so glad your surgery went well. Wishing you pain free days and more pounds dropping off :D
by Tessytwinkle
Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 516038

Wow Iron truly awesome. Wishing you another good week next week. And enjoy that desert :D
by Tessytwinkle
Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Toblincmom's No-S Journey
Replies: 111
Views: 54898

Hi there. Here's wishing you two very very sane S days. You can do this. I am so sure that we can all travel this road together. I know you say you are a slow starter but you are really thinking this through and you know where you are heading. So baby steps will get you there just as surely as leaps...
by Tessytwinkle
Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 311867

Aw thanks ZippaDee and tobiasmum it's so good to be travelling this road with you. Today an S day. I enjoyed the morning then felt out of control and kept eating this afternoon. Strange though I did not feel so destructive this time. In my head there is a strong voice saying I don't want this any mo...
by Tessytwinkle
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ZippaDee Do Da Days...
Replies: 521
Views: 326981

3 greens in a row!!!! Totally awesome. You are on the right road. Just keep going. You got this :D
Hope the cocoa was yummy :-)
by Tessytwinkle
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 311867

Thanks for dropping by dear friends. Thank you Merrykat for big hugs. I really needed them today. Tiring day but a green day - yay :D Breakfast - whole meal toast, nut butter and frothy soya milk Lunch - sweetcorn and blueberries. Dinner - fried eggs, mushrooms and tomatoes. Plus fresh cherries and ...
by Tessytwinkle
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Toblincmom's No-S Journey
Replies: 111
Views: 54898

Hang in there you can do this. Afternoon slumps are soooo hard to deal with. You are right a nice cuppa tea might do it. But sit down with it and focus on enjoying it. That helps me. Hope your spirits lift soon :D
by Tessytwinkle
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 311867

Thanks for encouragement ZippaDee and tobiasmum. We can do this. Hooray first green day yesterday Breakfast - porridge oats, soya milk, small tsp maple syrup. Lunch - roast cherry tomatoes mushrooms and a fried egg. Plum Dinner - roast root veggies, quinoa, parsley, cheese and Calabrese One day down...
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Toblincmom's No-S Journey
Replies: 111
Views: 54898

Hi there. I'm back too. Just like you committed to one year vanilla. Let's do it. You've done brilliantly in the past. I know you can do it. I'm rooting for you. Onwards :-)
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ZippaDee Do Da Days...
Replies: 521
Views: 326981

Hi there. So glad you are doing 21 days vanilla too. We can do this :D
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 311867

Ok. I'm back - phew!! Flirted with some other things including 2 day fasting. None suitable for me. So now new phase of trying noS. I have some brilliant role models here and I want to try and turn my life around this year. I had a dreadful couple of years. But I have now come to terms with my chron...
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3907
Views: 1233843

Hi Linda. You around at all? I'm just about to try again and I will miss your encouragement so much if you've stopped posting. Hope you are ok and your back is bearing up. Thank you for all your wonderful posts. Tessy
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 365415

Hi there. Glad your surgery went well overall. Sorry to hear you need another one. Hang in there. It will
Come right. I'm thinking of you. Good idea to take some S days.
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano's 2015 Check-in
Replies: 176
Views: 100265

Hi Eschano. Happy New Year!! Good luck with the veggie quest. When it's cold winter I mainly take my veggies in a soup or stew. I need to eat more of them though. Thanks for reminding me :-)
by Tessytwinkle
Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 26458

Oh what wise words. I really needed to read them and feel normal again :-)
Enjoy your s days and rejoice in the delightful food we are able to eat. Happy New Year tessy
by Tessytwinkle
Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Intuitive eating
Replies: 33
Views: 23153

Thank you so much you wise noSers :) as I suspected, it is unlikely that IE will work for me. I am way too far down the dieting road to be able to eat whenever I feel like it and feel hungry. I always want to eat and my body is way too far off course to be allowed free reign. No I need structure. So...
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 142413

Hi there. I have just reread your testimonial it always encourages me. So glad you are still going steady. Interesting that you have dropped your fitness app. I can quite see why. A wise move I think. I realise reading your threads that I have never really got to grips with vanilla ways. So that mig...
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3907
Views: 1233843

Hi Linda. Oh dear I know what you mean about eating too much when other people are around!! Especially particular people :( I've got my in laws coming this weekend. The talk will be all about diets and how thin we should be. I shall feel big, frumpy and rather clumsy. And I shall definitely eat too ...
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760583

Hi Auto. Just catching up on your life. Blimey what a miserable time you've had. I'm so sorry and so glad you are starting to pick up now :) great news about the school, you won't know yourself when it changes. You have been such a brilliant brilliant mum giving such care to your kids education. I h...
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Toblincmom's No-S Journey
Replies: 111
Views: 54898

Hi there tobiasmum. Just dropped in to see how you're going. Hang in there. I'm on fresh start too. We can do this. I've had a bit of a false start. But I shall keep going and keeping you company :)
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ZippaDee Do Da Days...
Replies: 521
Views: 326981

Hi ZippaDee. Well done for a green day :) your fresh start is very inspiring. Fit bit sounds helpful I may need one. I too am trying to be LIghthearted, I call it joyful. We need fun in life. Your idea of coloured frozen balls is brilliant. I shall do it once we get snow. Although in UK we are exper...
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 365415

Hi Clarinetgal. Sounds like you are having a wonderfully musical time :) hope your leg is not too painful. Well done with keeping random snacking at bay. But enjoy your treats the weekend is coming :)
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 311867

Ok, 21 days not happening for me yet. But must stay calm about it. I think I am close to understanding my inner munchkin and I am working hard to rebalance my eating. Today not so green day but surprisingly steady. I am calling an S day tomorrow as I have guests but Monday I'm hoping to start trying...
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Intuitive eating
Replies: 33
Views: 23153

Intuitive eating

Hi all. I am reading about intuitive eating and wondering if this would work for me. I know some of you will have tried it so please let me know if it was helpful. Does it work with noS. Or is mindful eating better? . Tessy
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: FrazzledTeacher's Daily Check In
Replies: 3
Views: 2750

Welcome frazzled teacher. This is a very kind forum and the best news given your bank statement is noS is free :) we are all travelling together different journeys but the same path. I look forward to seeing your progress hope you are having a good day. Tessy
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 311867

How lovely to come back and find such kind messages. It is like coming home. Thank you. So, I am starting again, have flirted with 5:2 dieting, not for me, and struggled badly with my weight. But I have started to really get to grips with my eating and made some significant changes at work and this ...
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3907
Views: 1233843

Hi linda. Just checking in with you. I hope you are feeling ok? Aching, pain and feeling stiff and unwell is so grim. But you are such a doer I know you will find your way to better health. Backs take time. But with the right exercise they do get better. Your food is yummy as always and your exercis...
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3907
Views: 1233843

Hi Linda. Hope your doing ok? You've had a hard time lately. Sorry to hear about your family's loss of a loved one. Also concerned your back is bad. I know how that feels. Keep doing the exercises. They will help :)
(((((Hugs ))))) tessy
by Tessytwinkle
Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 516038

Hi iron. Thank you for delicious recipe :) I've been off the board for a bit. But delighted to read about new iron baby :) take care and enjoy this time. Only comes rarely but is so precious :)
by Tessytwinkle
Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 365415

Hi Heather. Hope you get some ease with your pain soon. It is so wearing and very tiring. Like you I have thought about sweets a lot. I do not want to eliminate them completely because I already have a lot of excluded foods due to severe allergies and this will mess with my head. So I am also going ...
by Tessytwinkle
Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 311867

Weill not a very successful Friday :(
But now is weekend. I am going to gather my thoughts and set out my plans again so I can go forward. I had a plan. It's gone to pot!! Start again :)
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 142413

It's so brilliant you are still losing weight :) you are getting closer to that goal every day. Sooooooo impressive !!!
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 252561

Wow, you are really rockin this month :) I love the LAM and well done for sticking with no coffee plan. It's gonna be hard cos you love your latte but you can do it :lol:
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3907
Views: 1233843

You're a wise woman Linda. We are all feeling our way and your approach is always very thoughtful and considered. Hope you feel more in control soon :)
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 365415

Hi Heather, plans to deal with your own individual eating patterns are good I think. You know you really need a little something in the evening and so it is better perhaps to factor this in than feel bad about it. I sometimes have to have something about 4 ish cos if I don't I go off the rails :) so...
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760583

I agree that exercise needs to be enjoyable, I have started swimming and now love it but would never have thought of myself as a regular swimmer. I think you love your walking auto, doing that is not lazy lizard in my book :-) intensity is no good if it puts you off :) regularity is more sustainable...
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 311867

I cannot really put in to words how important to me the kind posts to my thread have been over the last day or two. Many thanks Ironchef, Eschano, aspencer, clarinet gal and Linda. Each of you have gently understood and encouraged me. And it has made a difference. Yesterday was still a struggle but ...
by Tessytwinkle
Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 311867

Thank you for the kind words. Had another fail. Someone had Turkish delight and it is one of the few candies I can eat. I had one little bit. She is very generous and then gave me a little box full. I then ate lots in my room on my own :oops: I hate it when I do stuff like that. I don't even like it...
by Tessytwinkle
Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2523
Views: 760583

Dear Auto How lovely to read your post - you are such a star. I am always in awe of all you do and delighted to see you making progress in your goals and feeling in such a good space with your teaching - truly a blessing. The way to be in the moment is I think 'mindfulness' you may want to check tha...
by Tessytwinkle
Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mitchelll's Daily checkin
Replies: 131
Views: 67937

Hello and welcome to this board. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have found the illness of a loved one followed by bereavement to be quite devastating to my overall health and well being so I completely sympathise with your personal struggle. But I think that everything that you were - urban r...
by Tessytwinkle
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 311867

Oh dear a failure today. Too much pressure at work. Still I must just mark it and move on. But need to go back to day one for my 21 day challenge. Oh well I got one week sorted so I should be able to do it again No LAM as I certainly did not look after myself today. Only good news is I managed to st...
by Tessytwinkle
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 484
Views: 222468

Hi Dandelion. I have been reading your thread and just wanted to encourage you to keep plugging away. My own thread has been a catalogue of regular failings but somehow I've kept going like you have and things feel a little easier right now. I think stress is just so completely undermining of everyt...
by Tessytwinkle
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 516038

Hahaha the Heathrow injection :) I now at last have a good excuse, it's not me it's the climate and the food :) How exciting about your test. My thoughts are with you and hoping for another wonderful Iron baby on the way. Passion fruit curd sounds totally yummy - do you make it and if so did you sie...
by Tessytwinkle
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3907
Views: 1233843

Wow that was a tumultuous day!!! I love the sound of your possible volunteering project. What does Habitat for a Humanity do?
Great stuff on your eating, sounding like a great mix of delightful treats ( I love baked cheesecake) and established steady eating - good for you. Have a good week :)
by Tessytwinkle
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 252561

Hi Eschano. I love you determination to apply noS principles in other areas of your life. No coffee month! Hmmmm challenging :) especially as a latte often features in your LAMs! So best of luck I shall be rooting for you. I shall also be interested in how your LAMs develop without special coffee tr...
by Tessytwinkle
Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 365415

Hi Heather, Your Sunday sounds good, cake is irresistible sometimes, but that's what S days are for :) Here is how I make a quick simple lentil soup. Fry large chopped onion and a garlic clove or two ( if you like garlic). Fry gently till soft in olive oil. Add 2 large carrots chopped or sliced and ...
by Tessytwinkle
Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 311867

Gentle enjoyable Sunday as per your instructions Linda :) I feel ready for next week. Determined to keep going now I have a green week behind me. Clarinetgal, I love listening to the radio quietly, I find it very relaxing. If I can't get to sleep at night instead of reading I listen to podcasts from...
by Tessytwinkle
Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3907
Views: 1233843

I think down a lb on a less than perfect week is really promising. Keep going. New week coming. I'm rooting for you
Tessy
by Tessytwinkle
Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 311867

Oh my goodness what a wild S day. A day full of doughnuts!!!! It started ok with my usual fruit and nuts plus a weekend treat of frothy sweet soya milk. But then made bread and doughnuts and a cake to take to a friends. The doughnuts were completely divine. I had them hot tossed in sugar then cold s...
by Tessytwinkle
Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's check in
Replies: 278
Views: 142413

Wow Jean, you did brilliantly to get some weightloss under such circumstances. So encouraging to the rest of us :) I think you are spot on , it is exercise and moderation and overall your habits seem so strong. I am trying to emulate this. Have a good and enjoyable weekend.
by Tessytwinkle
Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3907
Views: 1233843

Hi Linda. I just got back from my doctors who said my increased exercise will build muscle so should not look for weightloss for a while. But that is a good thing. I think you are doing really healthy exercise and you will be changing the way your body works. So hang in there. I have started weighin...
by Tessytwinkle
Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 365415

Hi there. I know how wearing it can be when it gets painful standing too long. So miserable for you. I try to cook something before I go to work. I often have more energy first thing in the morning. I don't do loads. Just get something ready. A small extra meal is important if you have a long day. I...
by Tessytwinkle
Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 311867

Hi Lori thanks for dropping by. Ironchef thanks for your support so welcome. By the way a cobnut is an English type of hazel nut. They are bigger and longer if cultivated and small but very tasty when they grow in the wild. I adore them. Eschano my garden is quite long but not really large. I just h...
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2167
Views: 972500

Hi Oolala. I so understand what it is like to navigate the sea of failure. But strangely of course you have often been my guide and compass through that sea. So hang in there you will find your path I am sure. I think you are a vanilla gal, that is your default but sometimes life intrudes and you lo...
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3907
Views: 1233843

Hi Linda. I really think I understand some of your feelings about mortality and loss. I have been feeling so vulnerable for a while now due to losing my friend. It makes you question everything and life can feel very fragile at times. It's good to feel your home safe around you. I'm so impressed you...
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 252561

Hi Eschano. I sometimes wake hungry. But I try to get back to sleep. If I read I tend to Stay hungry so I listen to podcast of something like a desert Island discs on my phone. That soon gets me back to sleep :lol: I can't wait for the Good a wife to come back. We don't get satellite so hanging on f...
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 252561

Hi Eschano. I sometimes wake hungry. But I try to get back to sleep. If I read I tend to Stay hungry so I listen to podcast of something like a desert Island discs on my phone. That soon gets me back to sleep :lol: I can't wait for the Good wife to come back. We don't get satellite so hanging on for...
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 516038

Wow Ironchef your salads sound Devine. It's funny your season is opening up with yummy fruit and veggies and mine in uk is starting to close down with winter coming and more pasts, bread, and carbs to keep warm :lol: still I love soup with barley. But I am also feeling too much bread is a bit heavy ...
by Tessytwinkle
Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 311867

Thanks Linda. Yes trying to channel my inner Rhett :lol: Eschano, you are my LAM trendsetter. I have learned so much from your lovely LAM treats. I have recently read a book called the last best cure. About trying to awaken healing in your brain through joy, meditation, exercise and other wonderful ...
by Tessytwinkle
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 311867

Hooray - another green day!!! Also I managed not to eat the rest of my sesame snaps. That is a major breakthrough. Dinner - Calabrese, peas, potato and cheese sauce. LAM - nice walk in the sunshine. Listening to old Beatles records on my phone and picking up conkers. Feeling a bit healthier, how exc...
by Tessytwinkle
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 311867

Thanks Clarinetgal, glad you like my food, I love fruit and veggies in fact in my family I am considered half woman/half fruit bat :lol: Awww eschano, I would love you to have an apple tree too. I know I am so lucky - hence the LAM :-) So how are things so far today Breakfast - porridge, small drizz...
by Tessytwinkle
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3907
Views: 1233843

Hi Linda. Thanks for dropping by my thread. I am always comforted by your presence on these boards. You are a wonderful example to me in so many ways. You are a star :)
by Tessytwinkle
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 365415

It's funny how we all have our different times in the day when not eating is just sooooo hard :) I hardly ever feel like eating late at night. But of course that's because I've usually stuffed myself and blown my noS day by eating at 4 ish. Which is my vulnerable time !! A special cuppa sounds the p...