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by Hippy Dippy
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 356970

Don't Worry

Miss Tessy: Don't worry! You only have so many hours in the day, and I agree, it can be overwhelming and time consuming to go in, read other's posts, plus add yours. I, too, am feeling overwhelmed and haven't been visiting for a bit. Come back when you have reached a little more calm...this place is...
by Hippy Dippy
Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 356970

Sadness

Tessy: I echo the sentiment in here on the loss of your dear friend. Grief is not an easy process. We lost our dog, Tanner this past Memorial Day weekend. He was such a sweet, happy dog. And he got sick and died on his own within 5 days. We thought we had at least 4 more years with him. And even now...
by Hippy Dippy
Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 356970

Yay! Green Day for Tessy!

Congrats, Tessy!! Tessy went Green!! Lot's of incredible advice on here from everyone! And, the tiredness is very hard to combat. Are you getting enough sleep? Maybe add a multi-vitamin? Extra B-complex might be helpful. Yes, I am at my weakest when I am tired, sleepy. And I do get sleepy, as in my ...
by Hippy Dippy
Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Wosnes's Dinner Diary
Replies: 104
Views: 89566

Hey!

Miss Wosnes! Never have heard of the Fresh 20. Sounds pricey. Trying to find something that provides good nutrition, good taste, and keeps one from getting bored is a hard thing to do. Too bad we all don't have the personal finances to afford a nutritionist/chef to take care of that chore for us. :)...
by Hippy Dippy
Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2013 Check in
Replies: 388
Views: 195626

It isn't a sin : )

Hey Miss Sinnie: Yes, you snacked last night, which isn't on The Plan. It's not bad, really. It was carrots and dip. Not a full-fledge binge, right? And, comparatively speaking, carrots and dip is much better than, say, cake with a caramel macchiato, right? :D For all of us Sisters out there, what w...
by Hippy Dippy
Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hippy Dippy's not-so-daily check in
Replies: 36
Views: 19142

Hippy Dippy is Back!

Hello, Sisters! I'm back and been reading everyone's posts. The 9 days on vacation (2 of them travel days--hate traveling by plane!) spend with the folks turned out alright. Thank gawed for My Man! He was the perfect buffer and I did not feel the need to over indulge via food or drink. Yay!! The par...
by Hippy Dippy
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2013 Check in
Replies: 388
Views: 195626

Good Job, Sinnie!

Hey! You are doing so well! And I like your words on "mindfulness". Being mindful, as opposed to being on Auto Pilot when we eat or contemplate eating is a wonderful thing! I agree with you on the sugar. I would like to reduce my consumption of that, but not remove it entirely. Of course, everything...
by Hippy Dippy
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 356970

Tessy can do it!!

Hey Miss Tessy! Hippy Dippy is back from the abyss (visiting the parents--it went alright--not as horrendous as I had feared). Anyhoo, read your logs to catch up. Really loved what Wosnes typed back last week about would you give up your job because of a bad day? There's ups and downs and it's what ...
by Hippy Dippy
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's 2013 Check in
Replies: 388
Views: 195626

Hey Miss Sinnie: You will do just fine! I love the sound of pumpkin ravioli!! You talk a lot about not eating that much or not wanting to eat too much. I've read some of the meals you've had. It does not sound like a lot to me. But then again, we are each individuals and finding out what works for u...
by Hippy Dippy
Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 356970

Tessy can do it!!

I 2nd and 3rd Sinnie, Linda, and JW. I'm trying to figure out how to do the quote thing. Let's see: well, I'm going old school and cutting an pasting JW: "Tessy, so sorry this is such a struggle. I second Linda and Sinnie, please don't beat yourself up. No-S is meant to be a support and a gentle str...
by Hippy Dippy
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 356970

Good Morning, Miss Tessy! Hey, it's the weekend: S days!!!!! Freedom!!!! I had between meal snack yesterday (it occurred after a nap). It was an apple and some salty Fritoes. Actually, an interesting combo: sweet and salty. So, that made it a RED day. But it got me to thinking: perhaps I sometimes n...
by Hippy Dippy
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hippy Dippy's not-so-daily check in
Replies: 36
Views: 19142

Pant Sizes

Hello! I was just reading Oolala's blog and the subject of pant sizes came up. Right now I am a size 16W to 18. I've been as large as 20-22. Anyhoo, on the subject of sizes of pants and how we feel about the sizes. In my 30's, I did the Body for Life thing. Too much constant attention to meals and e...
by Hippy Dippy
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 356970

Tessy: Don't beat yourself up. A couple of nuts or handful of nuts, to me, does not necessary mean a failure. And it certainly is a big success over Monday. So, really, you are ahead of the game. Remember where you came from--no control and bingeing. You are doing well! I did well yesterday and then...
by Hippy Dippy
Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hippy Dippy's not-so-daily check in
Replies: 36
Views: 19142

Miss Tessy: Thank you! I find I am grateful for the posts of all of us in here. Your posts, your replies, along with others in this community give a support I really did not know could be out there. To know I am not alone in my struggles, that others are out there, that you are out there, dealing wi...
by Hippy Dippy
Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 356970

Way to go, Tessy!

I echo the rest of the Ladies in here!

You got back up and you made it!!! :lol:

I am so very happy and proud of you! Those pesky new habits take time, don't they? Well, we will all prevail together!

Here's to a brilliant Wednesday for you!!

Hippy Dippy
by Hippy Dippy
Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hippy Dippy's not-so-daily check in
Replies: 36
Views: 19142

Thought I'd post what I did on Tessywinkle's post. It will serve as a reminder to me when I go back over my history in here. :) Hey, Sisters! I'm glad KittyKat liked my "Sisterhood of the Sane" name. We are all here and as the Eurythmics song of the 80's: Sisters are doing it for themselves". And in...
by Hippy Dippy
Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hippy Dippy's not-so-daily check in
Replies: 36
Views: 19142

Hello! Miss Oolala: I don't necessarily fear eating around the parents, but it is a messed up dynamic: they center everything around food, but then later on they will say something about your body, specifically the stomach area. And, Dad's got a bowling ball for a stomach. And, Mom's managed to stay...
by Hippy Dippy
Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 356970

Well, Miss Tessy! So, you fell down. :( It's ok...you managed until 4pm, didn't you? That was almost the entire day! This is VERY GOOD!!! And at 4pm you were hungry--it's going to happen. We've all been there...and there will probably be times when we all will be there again. We are human. Things fl...
by Hippy Dippy
Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 356970

Miss Tessy: Good LUCK for today! You will find you are stronger than you think you are! Hey, Sisters! I'm glad KittyKat liked my "Sisterhood of the Sane" name. We are all here and as the Eurythmics song of the 80's: Sisters are doing it for themselves". And in response to that unholy of all things: ...
by Hippy Dippy
Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Phases of No-S (as I see them)
Replies: 54
Views: 72669

Well said, Oolala!
I gotta learn patience!

This IS a good Sticky Note!!!

Hippy Dippy
by Hippy Dippy
Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Inner turmoil....
Replies: 13
Views: 8830

Oolala:

I've seen "mocha" mentioned quite a few times now. I am going to have to try that!

Thanks,
Hippy Dippy
by Hippy Dippy
Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Inner turmoil....
Replies: 13
Views: 8830

ZippaDee: Hello! YOU.CAN.DO.IT. Like the rest of us, it does take time. I'm 46 going on 47 year old pre-menopausal woman at 202.2 pounds on a 5ft 5in frame. Got what I like to call my "3 stomachs" (which is that nasty pouchy thing that hangs under my belly button, the mid-section, and that fat that ...
by Hippy Dippy
Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 5 ways your brain tricks you into sticking with bad habits
Replies: 7
Views: 7441

"Cocaine Pie"--that's funny!

Another interesting post in here--finding tidbits to help all over the place!!!

That article does have some salient points for sure!

Hippy Dippy
by Hippy Dippy
Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Intelligent Dietary Defaults (add yours!)
Replies: 93
Views: 149778

Default breakfast: 2 eggs, any style 3 bacon strips fresh tomato slices (when in season!!) Coffee with Half n Half Default lunch: Salad of iceberg lettuce some red cabbage chopped onions, bellpeppers, cucumber shredded cheese some lunch meat or bacon blue cheese salad dressing celery sticks with pea...
by Hippy Dippy
Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 356970

Tessy Gets Right Back Up

Hey Miss Tessy! Don't you worry. You'll get right back up. I just posted that today isn't over and I've already FAILED by eating a muffin. Well, I don't feel guilty. Only a tad disappointed in myself, but not by much. And, I'm back in the game for the rest of the day. You can be, too! And don't let ...
by Hippy Dippy
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hippy Dippy's not-so-daily check in
Replies: 36
Views: 19142

A teensy Failure Day

Hello, Ladies! Well, today is not over, but I've already FAILED. I had a muffin from Einstein's. The infamous THEY were bringing them around the office. Free. Normally it is donut fare that is brought in. I love muffins. And even my grocery store muffins suck, so I went for it. It was a cinnamon-zuc...
by Hippy Dippy
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hippy Dippy's not-so-daily check in
Replies: 36
Views: 19142

Another Monday!

Hello, Ladies! (Miss Tessy, Miss Oolala, and Miss Linda! Ok. Loved Miss Oolala's suggestion for dinner! I will try that--it makes sense and I have just this past weekend added chicken broth as a filler. Great minds think alike! So, just came off a 4-day weekend. My Man's Birthday was Friday, so I to...
by Hippy Dippy
Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4216
Views: 1633312

Yay, Linda!

Hello! You walked the dogs! Way to go! I miss walking my puppy, Tanner, but now I walk and envision him with me from time to time. Like I've said to Miss Tessy, I've had RED days during my first 21. And I've had another one in there on my 2nd 21 days, but it is getting easier and easier. We are doin...
by Hippy Dippy
Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 356970

You are Doing GREAT!

Hello, Miss Tessy! I second and thirds everyone on here: you're doing fine and don't let a little thing mess with you! I had at least one RED day each week of my first 21 days. No kidding!! It's all a learning process, one I have struggles with, too. And I know I'm impatient on the losing amount, bu...
by Hippy Dippy
Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hippy Dippy's not-so-daily check in
Replies: 36
Views: 19142

Hey Ladies!

Hello Miss Tessy and Miss LPearl! So, did the scale thing. Was 203.8 pounds. Dang--it's up 0.8 since last Wednesday. So, did the only other insane thing to do, I got out the tape measure. Not really a good idea. About the same in measurements. Had to move the tape around...apparently I don't measure...
by Hippy Dippy
Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hippy Dippy's not-so-daily check in
Replies: 36
Views: 19142

Starting week 8...or day 51

Ok. Doing alright. Added walking to my daily thing. Keeps me sane. Gets me outside. Love it! Also added what I call "body weights". Basically, I do weight training with nothing but my body weight. And I just do 7 minutes in the morning. My "work out" is 14 pushups (yes, the real-man push ups), 12 ch...
by Hippy Dippy
Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 356970

Say "no" to the scale

Tessy and Linda: I agree with the scale thing...it does get compulsive...and depressing. I'm trying to stay off of it to once a week on Wednesdays and then get to where it'll be once a month. I'm going on a month and half into Vanilla No S. I've basically been at the down 2-2.5 pounds and remained t...
by Hippy Dippy
Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 356970

Hello, Ladies!

Hi, Tessy! I enjoyed catching up on your daily posts and those of the other folks responding. I, too, will have cravings during my S days--like ice cream sandwiches. My man keeps them in the freezer (where else-right?) and he has them during the week. He's a skinny--and can eat anything. Well, I'm f...
by Hippy Dippy
Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hippy Dippy's not-so-daily check in
Replies: 36
Views: 19142

Another Monday

Hello! Let's see. I'm very pleased with my Glass Ceiling progress. In fact, VERY PLEASED. My average daily consumption is under 2 glasses and the frequency of drinking 3 or more is becoming fewer and farther between. Friday I did end up with 3 drinks total--I had the day off and went to lunch with m...
by Hippy Dippy
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Rea's Daily Check In
Replies: 29
Views: 15799

Try again!

Miss Rea!!! Someone gave me a magnet, which I've put on the fridge, that says, "Failure is not falling down, but refusal to get up". I really like that. And don't we all love those movies where the underdog gets back up and kicks some serious butt? So, you are the favored underdog, who really isn't ...
by Hippy Dippy
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Keri's Weekly(ish) Check-in
Replies: 18
Views: 10717

Yay, Keriamon!

You Go, Girl!! Yes, the scale is a horrible thing. Since starting NoS, I've gotten worse on my weigh-ins. I used to just go once a week or two and not think about it. But, now, I'm weighing almost every morning. Not good. Monday's were going to be the one-day-a-week thing, and I haven't kept to it. ...
by Hippy Dippy
Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: finallyfulldailycheckin
Replies: 195
Views: 126498

I agree with Tessywinkle!

Hey, Finallyfull! I agree with Tessywinkle. I am also a newbie (Day 38 ). I am middle-aged and have 50 pounds to go (ish). Your posts give us proof that we are on the right track. My weight has been creeping up on me for years--there's the losing it with WW, then gaining it back. Then there's Atkins...
by Hippy Dippy
Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 356970

Miss Tessy--hang in there!

Hello! You hang in there! It just takes time to make new habits. And you're dealing with some emotional issues with food (who doesn't??), so eventually you will figure out what you're dealing with (or not dealing with since food is your fail-safe). But, someone wrote in one of the posts in the forum...
by Hippy Dippy
Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hippy Dippy's not-so-daily check in
Replies: 36
Views: 19142

August 5, 2013 check in

Hello! Doing pretty good. Going on day 36 of NoS. Have added daily walking and at the very least do 14 minutes every day. Some how, I manage to average 20-30 minutes daily. Keeps me sane. Also, the glass ceiling has helped me immensely. I've managed to take my daily average (per 7 days) down to unde...
by Hippy Dippy
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Keri's Weekly(ish) Check-in
Replies: 18
Views: 10717

Hey Miss Keri!

Thanks for posting! And your struggles are not in vain! It helps me to read about your struggles, what you've learned. I, too, and stout, at 5'5" and currently 203 pounds, size 16-18W. And we all know the "W" stands for "wide" not "woman". I'm on my 33rd day of No S and I've had my red days. Yesterd...
by Hippy Dippy
Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 3 years in - it's way more than just weight loss!
Replies: 13
Views: 15805

Thank you, Imogen!

What a wonderful announcement! I'm a newbie, and your sentence about "white knuckling it" for the first month or two resonated with me. Thanks for letting us know your success. It really does serve to help the rest of us out there who also want to lose the weight. I'm on day 33--the point where the ...
by Hippy Dippy
Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Diets We Have Tried
Replies: 51
Views: 27984

The Diet's I've tried

Hello-- It seems I'm in good company here. It started with the Atkin's Teenage Diet when I was in 7th grade (? not sure, but it was many decades ago). Atkin's Teen-Age Diet (I might be wrong on the name) Weight Watchers Calorie counting/restriction The Cabbage Soup Diet Body for Life Atkins (many ti...
by Hippy Dippy
Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Down 65 pounds
Replies: 12
Views: 17803

Awesome!!!

Great Going!!! And you don't obess with the scale!! One day I hope to be like you!!

:D
by Hippy Dippy
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hippy Dippy's not-so-daily check in
Replies: 36
Views: 19142

Hello, Minkymoo!

Hi! Love your name! :) Thanks for your response. My man is a recovering alcoholic. He's been sober for going on 3 years. I'm very proud of him! He didn't want me to quit drinking just because of his issues, and he said he was to some extent vicariously drinking through me. But, he is pleased with my...
by Hippy Dippy
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Hippy Dippy's not-so-daily check in
Replies: 36
Views: 19142

Hippy Dippy's not-so-daily check in

Hello, Folks! Glad to read up on the forum's continued forward momentum! I'm on my second 21-day phase. I've added Urban Ranger to the mix. I was walking on a regular basis with my trusty dog, Tanner. But Tanner died unexpectantly on Memorial Day weekend, and it honestly broke my heart going on "our...
by Hippy Dippy
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Annie's check in
Replies: 75
Views: 35751

Good Job, Annie!

Hey Miss Annie! Good for you ("stepping away from the crime scene")! Especially when your stomach was growling!!!! Awesome job!!!! I'm a newbie here, and probably won't post every day nor read other's posts everyday, but I do like showing up and seeing who's got what. It helps to read your posts and...
by Hippy Dippy
Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Walking beats running
Replies: 5
Views: 13639

Excellent article! Helpful.

Hello-- That article just further shores up my mind to continue adding walking to my routine. It is the easiest movement I can do on a regular basis. And as Reinhard says, it is also spiritual. I have been a "slow" runner and I've trained for marathons (I do those is 6 hours plus--so "slow"). And I'...
by Hippy Dippy
Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 839
Views: 700958

Newbie Makes 21 days!

Hello! This is Hippy Dippy here. Today is my 21st day on the NoS. It's an "S" day, so I know it'll be good. Yes, I did "fall" down once every week with my nemesis: dessert. All my fault--should have let my man know it was off limits. And I've been doing the "glass ceiling" as well, because wine is m...
by Hippy Dippy
Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dangers of free workplace snacks
Replies: 31
Views: 18054

The "Bait" at work

Yes, I, too, have to work extra hard at work because of all the "free" food available. One guy has a bowl of Dove dark chocolates out near my cube. Luckily, I love milk chocolate more and can by-pass with no problems. My biggest siren call is from cake: store-bought, butter-cream frosting, with fill...
by Hippy Dippy
Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: A photo testimonial (including bonus cute baby)
Replies: 8
Views: 13227

Great Job!

You are doing so well! And I can really tell just by looking at your face. It is a real inspiration! And, yes, Nicest Baby is so very cute!

Thank you for sharing. One day I will return the favor and will post my before and afters.

Keep us updated!

Hippy Dippy
start date 7/1/13
by Hippy Dippy
Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Catch Phrase Glossary (add yours!)
Replies: 157
Views: 168551

another quote

It looks like nothing's gone on in here in a while, but since I'm new, I'm checking it all out. And thought I'd join in.

For a quote, how about:

"The most important diet tool is the fork."

I've seen this quoted somewhere...not sure on the verbage...but it's pretty clear. : )

Hippy Dippy
by Hippy Dippy
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: One year anniversary Wednesday, kept off 35 lbs
Replies: 19
Views: 28255

You Go, Girl!!!

Congratulations! I love to read about the recent folks who are into this a year and doing so well. I'm a newbie. July 1st was my first official day. I'm almost done reading the book and found it to be even more helpful than the helpful website. I gotta say, I've been a professional dieter for decade...