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by jw
Wed May 21, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: what No S is designed to prevent!
Replies: 3
Views: 2695

I thought the same -- sad because it's so often true, funny for the same reason. We need to tell Louis C. K. about No S!
by jw
Wed May 21, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

Wow -- I dropped off the bottom of the page! Can't have that! I have looked in from time to time, but I haven't been posting because my concerns haven't been diet-related at all lately. Just an update: I am scheduled for parathyroid and thyroid surgery at the end of June. The haywire parathyroid is ...
by jw
Wed May 21, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: what No S is designed to prevent!
Replies: 3
Views: 2695

what No S is designed to prevent!

"The meal is not over when I'm full. The meal is over when I hate myself." - Louis C.K.
by jw
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: getting cold feet... will this work for me?
Replies: 38
Views: 18413

Yay, auto -- just popped in for a visit and saw a familiar post! You are really an inspiration!
by jw
Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

Aren't you sweet, auto! I look in about once a week and always check the threads of the people I got to know best here, but I haven't written lately -- love it that your student noticed your weight loss! I took gluten free brownies and peanut butter cookies to my sister's for the family Easter celeb...
by jw
Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2584
Views: 777223

Just had to pop back in to thank you for the book recommendation, auto -- "The Last Well Person" has been my philosophy through my whole adult life! I didn't fall into this whole screening/checking/medicating culture until quite late in life -- after 60 -- and I could lament that I didn't know about...
by jw
Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

I put it in the testimonial thread at the top of the main page, eschano -- completely lost track of the other page! Thanks for your kind words and all your support -- people like you make this board a wonderful little haven on the internet! Chani, sorry to hear the sourdough isn't going to work for ...
by jw
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

Thanks so much for the good words, oolala! If I thought about the gf thing too much, I would mourn -- I had just mastered artisan bread -- but I have been lucky in enjoying many years of good health, so I am trying not to be ungracious about it! and the long term effects are not good things. It was ...
by jw
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet Testimonials (new!)
Replies: 174
Views: 195987

10% down and counting

Well, in spite of some erratic eating lately, I am finally there: I have lost 10% of my starting weight = 23 pounds since June 29, 2013. I lost most of it before November -- have spent the last months recovering from the holidays' 5 pound gain and then adjusting to a gluten free diet, following a su...
by jw
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

Well, in spite of some erratic eating lately, I am finally there: I have lost 10% of my starting weight = 23 pounds since June 29, 2013. I lost most of it before November -- have spent the last months recovering from the holidays' 5 pound gain and then adjusting to a necessary gluten free diet, foll...
by jw
Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 521548

The laugh is on me, Linda -- I googled Bliss Balls and they seem to be the Australian paleo answer to truffles! Ironchef, they look amazing!
by jw
Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ironchef mostly weekly check in
Replies: 1065
Views: 521548

Happy 21! Well done! (I am afraid to ask about Bliss Balls . . .)
by jw
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Amy's check-in
Replies: 7
Views: 3842

Happy S days ahead Lsugirl -- sounds like you have gotten off to a great start!
by jw
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Skipper's check-in
Replies: 9
Views: 3964

Your hunger clock will definitely reset itself, Skipper -- faster if you don't feed it! I mentally compare it to a stray cat that will show up unfailingly as long as there's a chance you will feed it . . . yowling "It's food o'clock!"

Thanks for your encouraging words and good gf ideas on my thread!
by jw
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

Thanks, Skipper! Sorry to hear you're dealing with the same thing. I have been sticking to veg/potatoes/fruits/meat since I started this gf diet in February -- am only just starting to explore recipes! Those are some good ideas to try out!
by jw
Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

Thanks, Linda! I actually turn down most of what she would like to prescribe -- but then, go figure, I feel guilty about it! She's so nice! she means so well! The only thing I am actually taking besides calcium and vitamins is a water pill to counteract calcium loss.
by jw
Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Chani8's Dauntless Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 97026

How about a sweet peachy color, chani! Yellow for the S with a little red mixed in for the little infraction --
by jw
Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

The author sounds like my kind of thinker, auto! Thanks for the tip! And eschano, I will do my best -- my doctor is lovely and thorough, but a little too quick to jump to the drug solution. (Oh, the side effect of Medicine x is insomnia? I can give you something for that!) Just because she has a ham...
by jw
Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Simpless's check-in
Replies: 148
Views: 57550

A milestone! good for you! and you realize that S days count -- by Monday, you'll be there!
by jw
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Skipper's check-in
Replies: 9
Views: 3964

Welcome to the board, Skipper! Lots of support and ideas here -- good luck with No S!
by jw
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Chani8's Dauntless Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 97026

S Days are yellow on the habitcal -- yellow is a happy, vibrant color for a day to be! Good weekend, chani!
by jw
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

Chani, I am getting good results if I measure it in well-being! Thanks for your good wishes!
by jw
Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Strawberry Roan's 2014 Daily Check In
Replies: 146
Views: 81513

Love your lunch -- it's so unlike your usual meals! Thanks for looking in on my thread! I love this board, too!
by jw
Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2584
Views: 777223

LOL! "I have the opposite problems of hoarders, lol, I get rid of things in a flash and then have to go buy them again!" I get rid of stuff easily, too -- but then when I go to look for something and it's not right there, I assume I've given it away, buy it again, then find it! This happens with boo...
by jw
Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1255409

It's great that you can allow yourself to experiment with what works -- and that you realized the food - mood connection! Bravo!
by jw
Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

Berry, that's so kind! I think of myself as well and I feel well, but every time I see the doc, that illusion gets chipped away a little more . . . they now want parathyroid and thyroid scans and some kind of kidney function test. I wonder if I am not better off with the illusion of wellness! My par...
by jw
Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 255341

Hope your birthday is perfect, eschano!
by jw
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Strawberry Roan's 2014 Daily Check In
Replies: 146
Views: 81513

Your posts remind me how much I love apple and cheddar, Berry. Hope your Wednesday is bright!
by jw
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2584
Views: 777223

Congrats on 7 months, auto! What a trip it's been!
by jw
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1255409

"I think I'm trying to figure out what I want to do with the next phase of my life." This is an exciting time! good for you for knowing what you do and don't want -- no need to measure yourself by what somebody else says they want to do. I am a firm believer in reinventing oneself every ten years or...
by jw
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2181
Views: 983643

Oolala, I have been having a similar experience as I shift my focus from the "when and how much" of No S to the "what" of a celiac diet -- I think because the "what" involves what I perceive to be deprivation. It's easier if you focus on things you absolutely love from among the permitted foods, of ...
by jw
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

Back on track, I hope -- my inner brat just can't stand it when she expects to eat well and is thwarted! But this was a good, balanced S weekend, so I feel ready for a new week. More tests and doc visits on the calendar -- but no fasting! Linda, I'll have to adjust my expectations for future events ...
by jw
Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: milczar's check in
Replies: 1088
Views: 607562

"Going to try to turn things around over spring break."

Yay! Sometimes you need to get away from the situation in order to think about it coherently. Even short-term fixes are good while you're planning your getaway!
by jw
Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Chani8's Dauntless Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 97026

chani, your meals all sound like they've been copied from the Healthy Diet Cookbook -- mild, organic, full of good nutrients, delicious. You're doing so much right -- I am so sorry you can't pinpoint what is taking your energy. :( Hope your visit with your DD is wonderful and you get back some of yo...
by jw
Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2584
Views: 777223

auto, your various mods are working and you sound much lighter, in spite of the busy time of year! I am catching up on posts -- love the one about "My Son, the Dictator!" LOL!
by jw
Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1255409

Catching up, Linda -- hats off to you if you can do a "No cussing" mod! the anger challenge is a real challenge. Good for you for that one!!
by jw
Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

Too many restrictions caught up with me this week and I ended up snacking Thursday night on some really excellent gf chips I discovered. It was a deprivation reaction for sure. Background: I went to a public meeting which was held at dinner time and catered. Two months ago I would have virtual plate...
by jw
Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 255341

Knowing that N days are possible even a few steps away from the kitchen is really empowering! Plus yoga! Eschano, you rock! Hope you get the opportunity to work from home often --
by jw
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Strawberry Roan's 2014 Daily Check In
Replies: 146
Views: 81513

Good news after long trials -- welcome back, Strawberry Roan! I have thought of you often and wondered how things were going for you and your husband --

Happy medicare, happy salads, happy spring --
by jw
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 452359

Well, I won't ever click on ehow again, that's for sure . . .!
by jw
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ~ Reviving Renee ~
Replies: 1453
Views: 781857

Thanks for stopping in to update us, reneew -- I was happy to see your name in the lineup again, and even more happy to hear your daughter's going to be OK! I think your experience is so true -- when life happens, we're far too busy to focus on food. I am happy to have good habits in place for those...
by jw
Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New!!
Replies: 17
Views: 7442

Welcome, Niki! I second eschano and MerryKat -- modifications are for when No S isn't enough and doesn't work after compliance for a significant amount of time. That's not the case with you -- one pound a week is good, steady, reliable loss! Congrats and keep up the good work!
by jw
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2584
Views: 777223

"NoS is providing me stability right now." True words, auto! It is a rock, isn't it? And you have worked out other kinds of rewards, LAM-style!
by jw
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1255409

Thanks for looking in, Linda -- sorry to hear you are going through the same transition with your father-in-law. I think the hardest thing is that they feel they have no more control or autonomy. My mother even said, "Well, I can't even try gluten free now, I won't have any say in what I eat." Maybe...
by jw
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 255341

That sounds delicious, eschano! I'm turning apple crumble mods over in my mind now . . .
Thanks for your encouraging words on my check-in!
by jw
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

Thanks, auto, linda, eschano -- routine is a comfort to fall back on when your mind is occupied with other hot button items! And dark chocolate is gluten free, so all is well! I experimented this weekend with a combination of sweet potato and chickpea flour to make a cake, topped with white choc chi...
by jw
Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 452359

This is not spam -- but it's another example of internet nefariousness. ehow is publishing modifications on No S and attributing the diet to "librarian Michael Pollan." Here's the link: www.ehow.com/how_7822035_modify-diet-work.html When I tried to publish a comment to correct, I learned it would co...
by jw
Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2181
Views: 983643

I LOVE the tiny house movement! and the challenge of downsizing and starting from scratch is very appealing to me, too. Here's a fun, romantic twist on that: http://flavorwire.com/270693/gypsy-wago ... ing-design
by jw
Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

Just thinking how grateful I am to have established the No S habit before stress hit. Because the "when" and the "how much" of mealtimes are pretty much automatic, I can now focus on the "what" without the temptation to assuage the deprivation with gf treats or try every gf food and recipe I find al...
by jw
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2584
Views: 777223

So many good things have happened since I last visited, auto -- your dh's contract (!), Montessori -- no wonder you're worrying about the scales and your food. You've got the worry habit and some of your biggies have evaporated, so the diet is next on the list! Just touch wood and keep going -- habi...
by jw
Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2181
Views: 983643

HATE the spring time change -- pamper yourself a little, even with food, then get your balance back. I know you will. Re: the work incident afterburn -- if you overreacted and realized it and apologized, you've done all you can do. Let it go. If the other party can't match you in honesty and graciou...
by jw
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1255409

My sympathies there, Linda -- having just gone through a similar ending of a toxic friendship, as you know, I think it is so worth it! Awkward, painful, but you do feel better about yourself --
by jw
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2584
Views: 777223

auto, how about MoneyMindful -- or StrategicSpending? You're not being cheap, you're just applying a conscious strategy to your spending and saving. Like you, I also hate to think of myself as cheap -- every once in a while I splurge like crazy -- but that's only possible because I am frugal most of...
by jw
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 255341

eschano, a friend of mine threw a 3 am pajama party for the last royal wedding -- about 15 women attended in pjs and fancy hats and ate scones and drank tea -- small town USA's idea of a very British celebration! Talk about LAM -- and fun!
by jw
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Chani8's Dauntless Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 97026

It's the fermented veggies that scare me, chani -- not wild about sauerkraut or kimchi and it's a long, drawn out process for something that's not a favorite! I love spicy foods but not sour. I am compromising with prebiotic foods and probiotic capsules and spicing with turmeric, which has strong an...
by jw
Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Chani8's Dauntless Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 97026

Glad you posted, chani -- I also was wondering how you were doing. I just came across the GAPS diet in my own googling on how to correct the damage done by undiagnosed celiac. It is a very restricted (and work-intensive!) diet -- I made a big batch of chicken broth this weekend, but I don't think I ...
by jw
Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 314606

I don't keep food anywhere except in the kitchen -- and by the end of the weekend, the S's had better be gone. On the few occasions when I stocked up for a longer period, I had the same experience as you, Tessy. If it's there, I will eat it -- especially marzipan! Good to know that scientists have d...
by jw
Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

Many thanks, ladies! Eschano, I am holding off on the testimonial for that one last pound to come off! And I seem to have gained 7 pounds overnight (this is why I try not to weigh too often, Linda!) What on earth did I eat yesterday? Auto -- you always sound so engaged when you describe your teachin...
by jw
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Fat Drug
Replies: 3
Views: 2916

This makes lots of sense. It took later generations to figure out that lead in the water conduits caused the decline of Rome -- maybe antibiotics is our equivalent!
by jw
Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 314606

A wonderful N day, followed by a wonderful S day -- Tessy, just keep putting one foot in front of the other and don't look back at less than perfect moments! You had a swim, a cake, a nap, and some quality time with your little granddaughter -- that's got the makings of a perfect S day!
by jw
Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1255409

Wow, turbulent week, Linda! Good for you, to sail through it with your habits intact. Consequences are good for kids -- and if you and your dh can stay on the same page, the kids can't play you one against the other!

You deserve some enjoyable S time this weekend!
by jw
Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2584
Views: 777223

Auto, from your posts here, you are one of the most sane and balanced people I have the pleasure of knowing! I think your self-esteem is just fine, and you don't seem like a perfectionist. I think you do care about doing a good job and teaching is one of those instant feedback situations -- but a ba...
by jw
Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

Reading all the board messages in big gulps today -- I am not near a computer as much these days, so limiting plugged-in time is coming about all by itself! Be careful what you wish for, I guess! I just read somewhere that auto and Linda suspect me of being Mary Poppins in disguise -- LOL, no way! I...
by jw
Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

Thanks, everyone -- Mum and Dad were gradually warming to the idea of a move; it's having the control and timing taken away that is bothering them, especially my mother. And it is stressful for all. My mother still remembers the stress her mother caused by moving in with us, and she swore she would ...
by jw
Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2181
Views: 983643

It sounds like ideas are starting to percolate, oolala! I love auto's idea, too -- just have a busman's holiday abroad for a while! There was a program in Kerala where you lived, learned Indian traditional arts, and taught English for a minimal monthly cost. It's a little trend, being an ex-pat in a...
by jw
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2584
Views: 777223

You are a Scout, auto! Taking No S into all kinds of new territories and taking us along for the ride. I am just now catching up on a week's worth of your posts and they are a fantastic read!
by jw
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1255409

Sounds like somebody needed a nap! (DD, of course -- sleepovers often have precious little sleep involved!) But it also sounds like you two are both on the same wave length these days -- that was a cute exchange!
by jw
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 255341

Love the extinction burst concept, eschano -- thanks for those links. I also love your weekend LAMS -- sounds like a balanced, soul-satisfying time!
by jw
Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

Thanks for looking in, Tessy! I haven't tried rice noodles -- i used them once years ago and they disintegrated in the soup! -- but I have been using rice. Sorry for not posting -- my parents, who have up to now been able to live in my childhood home, were forced by circumstance to make a sudden mov...
by jw
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: friday pizza
Replies: 23
Views: 11832

The frozen pizzas I used to like (a local brand) fit perfectly on one of my plates -- and they are normal size plates! They made a great "transition" meal into the S days on Friday nights!
by jw
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

"And last: whose dog is reliable?"

LOL! too true! And Linda, love the idea of a refined french wolf hybrid!
by jw
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Leanerman Daily Check In
Replies: 22
Views: 8762

Welcome, leanerman -- glad you've decided to join us!
by jw
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Snapdragon
Replies: 31
Views: 13068

Snapdragon, I had to get spikes for my boots this year just to get to the car! With ice underfoot, a walking video is probably safer -- good for you for trying!
by jw
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 4 Islandgirls check-in
Replies: 90
Views: 39473

Happy birthday -- and yes, have a piece of that cake, no matter what!
by jw
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jenna's Check In
Replies: 5
Views: 2952

Welcome, Jenna -- there's something powerful about hearing from so many great people who are all on the same road! Glad you decided to post --
by jw
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting No S and a few questions ....
Replies: 6
Views: 4168

Welcome! Two days of excess doesn't usually undo the five days of moderation -- and as you come to enjoy moderation (it really does happen!), your S days will get tamer, too. It's a long, long process -- and to deny yourself snacks and sweets for that long a time is a recipe for failure. I have lost...
by jw
Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2584
Views: 777223

Did you get to walk in the snow? I've seriously had enough for this year, but I get all excited every year at the first snow fall!
by jw
Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Chani8's Dauntless Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 97026

It sounds like you are becoming an expert in fermented foods, chani! I hope you'll find your optimal diet soon and be done with the tummy troubles. It's frustrating to have to keep ruling things out. Tessy's elimination diet sounds very sensible -- I have a few dairy suspects I may try that on, too!
by jw
Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

Thanks, auto -- I could have kicked myself! He's not a reliable dog and I know it . . . I have figured out exactly how much to cook for myself for dinner so that there are no leftovers. That's why bite-counting doesn't sound do-able for me -- how do you cook only three bites worth of food? It only w...
by jw
Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: finallyfulldailycheckin
Replies: 195
Views: 115390

Well done! You are there! :D
by jw
Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Snapdragon
Replies: 31
Views: 13068

Nice to see you back, Snapdragon! Every time we do it, it gets easier to outsmart ourselves and stick to the good habits -- best wishes!
by jw
Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: milczar's check in
Replies: 1088
Views: 607562

On January 30 you were at 204+ -- you are doing so well, one month later! Looks like you are on a roll!
by jw
Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tessytwinkle's check in
Replies: 576
Views: 314606

"I am a huge fan of the simple, automatic menu when it comes to developing eating habits." Well said, auto -- I took inspiration from you on that, too, when I started the weekly soup lunch! Tessy, if it's already made and waiting for you, it's much less likely that you'll veer off into dangerous ter...
by jw
Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1255409

I love reading about the progress with your girls, Linda! You can relax and enjoy them now -- and they are learning great relationship skills. Are they eating vegan as well? or is that just for you?
by jw
Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 255341

No better way to warm a new house than with a home-cooked meal, eschano! Glad to hear the move went smoothly and the gingernuts did not become a battleground. Is your hair long? When mine was, I found that shampooing it too often (= as often as recommended in the magazines) damaged it and left it al...
by jw
Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

We have heat again, so I am back at work! I am skidding all over the place with my diet, though. The no bread, no noodles/barley in the soup business means I am having a hard time calculating how much I need to eat without those filling things. Also, I had made a lovely ham and potato soup for this ...
by jw
Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

The building looks fine and there is no damage to the rented areas, but the sub-basement flooded, down where the boilers live, so we have no heat and no elevator. I am at work with space heaters again -- but I suspect I won't last long, my feet are freezing after an hour. I really overdid yesterday ...
by jw
Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1255409

I had a little reaction to all the movie popcorn last week, too, Linda -- hope today went better in the enjoyment department!
by jw
Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pipina's Check In
Replies: 10
Views: 4447

Welcome, Pipina! I am usually a lurker, too, but something about this board makes it easy to join in. Glad you decided to post!
by jw
Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 583635

But as you and many of us have found, Imogen, hunger can be a real pleasure-enhancer -- more a case of delayed gratification than outright pain! I wish your mother well -- and you're quite right to steer her away from the magic pills and potions.
by jw
Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2584
Views: 777223

Love your week in summary, auto! And those longer-term things weigh on me, too -- taxes, for example. I did my own long form, Schedule C, Schedule SE, etc. etc. at the last minute for years but now I treat myself to a nice 40 minute visit at H & R Block. Why? LAM! It's a cheap date when I consider t...
by jw
Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

So far, so good -- there was some flooding in the industrial part of the city, but the roads are open again and I hope my building is OK. Will find out tomorrow. We haven't flooded here in over 30 years so yes, auto, this winter has been extraordinary! and not in a good way!
by jw
Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ZippaDee Do Da Days...
Replies: 521
Views: 329703

I have a third guess -- you got down to a comfortable weight for you (180-ish) and stopped "dieting" -- i.e. paying attention. I could so see this happening to me, and at that weight as well! What a helpful, honest post!
by jw
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

A little warm spell has put us under flood warning since yesterday -- my house lies on high ground, but my workplace and the gallery are in the flood area. Spent yesterday evening moving stuff to higher floors in the building -- today, I am watching from afar and seeing photos on facebook . . . amaz...
by jw
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sonya's checkin
Replies: 605
Views: 353999

Fever for a week, Sonya -- that doesn't sound good. :-( Glad your appetite is returning and I know that feeling of being torn about missing something important at work -- but if it doesn't clear over the weekend, maybe you should look into it? Hope you get a good rest this weekend!
by jw
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 4 Islandgirls check-in
Replies: 90
Views: 39473

Jo, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. And good for you that you realize trying to swallow your grief is not the solution. Keep taking care of yourself. Sending healing thoughts your way . . .
by jw
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: eschano 2014 check in
Replies: 525
Views: 255341

That's a relief! Good luck with your move tomorrow, eschano!
by jw
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3951
Views: 1255409

I love it! They're growing up right before your eyes -- in the best possible sense of the word. Some people NEVER learn this!
by jw
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jw's check in
Replies: 386
Views: 150525

Run, run, run this week -- but found a solution to a social snacking dilemma yesterday. I had promised to see a matinee with a friend who recently retired and has too much time on her hands. Lunch? popcorn? both? It just didn't seem S worthy to me. So: We agreed to meet at the theater, I skipped lun...
by jw
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2584
Views: 777223

You really miss your walking, don't you, auto! Hope things settle down soon -- I understand, it can become the time of day when you get your head straight and have some me-time. Hang on!