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by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Journey of Tobias and Mom
Replies: 14
Views: 6515

Re: The Journey of Tobias and Mom

Hi & wb! It’s definitely harder not to snack while staying home so much. I think it’s great you are trying to model a healthy relationship with food for your son. I know when I was around 10, I started to gain a little weight and I went on my first diet (Scarsdale diet). My parents were ALWAYS on a ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 494
Views: 77265

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh dear, that school situation sounds like a nightmare. I know all the districts and teachers are doing their best but I agree that the system they’re using seems very challenging. You are doing a great job of making the most of the situation and I hope you’re giving yourself credit for that. I neve...
by lpearlmom
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Yes, Octavia you totally get it. I was so happy to see sweetpea in clean clothes today. Her mood was really good today. I’m reading a lot about bipolar disorders and it’s really helping me to understand her different moods. It all just makes so much more sense now. I’m surprised that her therapist s...
by lpearlmom
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 789
Views: 231139

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

You’re doing great. I noticed how important it is to eat enough at my mealtimes. Sometimes I feel like it seems like too much when I see the amount on my plate but then I remind myself that when I graze all day, I’m probably eating way more than that. It’s just easier to trick myself when it’s not p...
by lpearlmom
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3280
Views: 1203687

Re: automated eating tracker

Good luck!!🍀
by lpearlmom
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Auto: i know. cant imagine what that does to one’s body. Octavia: thank you. The longer i go without drinking, the less i want to drink. It’s really just so nice and as long as i have my fake tequila im happy. Oolala: thanks for stopping by. We are slowly opening up our social circle as the numbers ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Nothing much to report. No drama though so I’ll take it. 😊 Breakfast: toast, fruit, yogurt Lunch: avocado & black bean salad, grapes Dinner: mushroom-tofu burger, sweet potato tots, grapes Dessert: chocolate biscotti, almond seeded bar, tea Walked 🐕, too tired to run today but hopefully tomorrow. RI...
by lpearlmom
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3280
Views: 1203687

Re: automated eating tracker

Wow you’re like an energizer bunny! Im so impressed and really glad you’re enjoying it so much!
by lpearlmom
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I just feel so exhausted & drained. The last few days ive been dealing with a problem with Rosebud’s meds, the girl’s emotional issues, the dog’s ear infection and then when i got the mail yesterday I had a notice saying our car insurance was cancelled. It ended up being a mistake, but for a hot min...
by lpearlmom
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 789
Views: 231139

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Even after years of doing NOS my S days never really resolved themselves on their own. I do much better with keeping some structure on S days. Right now my plan is to keep my 3 plates with 2 small plates added in to that for a snack and dessert if I want. Otherwise I tend to just have one long snack...
by lpearlmom
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 494
Views: 77265

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Omg, that sounds insanely stressful!! How thoughtless ppl can be about other ppl’s time and I can’t believe you have to do those tests at home. Can’t that wait??

Hang in there. To say you have a lot on your plate would be quite an understatement.

This too shall pass. *hugs*
by lpearlmom
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 186
Views: 6097

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

So do you have basic set times when you eat your meals or do you wait to eat your meals till you’re a good amount of hungry? I find that if I eat around the same times each day, my body gets used to that schedule and starts to be hungry for meals at those times. Sometimes I might have to eat on the ...
by lpearlmom
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I was a little nervous to post that because it just seemed a little intense but really awesome to get so much support. I guess that’s what I love about this board. It’s more about a healthy relationship with food than losing weight. Octavia: I agree! I was reading an article about how most ppl aren’...
by lpearlmom
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks for the support auto and hippie. It’s good to know Im not alone. Hippie, that’s exactly the way i was raised and I tried to give them the life that I so craved & yes i went a little overboard. ☺️ I dont want to jinx it but the girls are getting along so well right now. A lot of it is that ros...
by lpearlmom
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3280
Views: 1203687

Re: automated eating tracker

The alcohol helps your blood sugar? I did not know that. I can’t believe you’re giving up your beloved dairy, but like you said it’s worth at least exploring. Anyway, look forward to seeing what you discover. Hopefully something helpful.
by lpearlmom
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Auto: cupcake and tessa do great on the walk together. In fact it’s about the only time that cupcake can get in tessas face without put being rebuked. They are very cute but cupcake is in heat now so Im super nervous that some male dog is going to pounce on her. Ill be glad when we get her spayed. W...
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 494
Views: 77265

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

So glad you’re enjoying the bike riding. It’s so greatvwhen we find an exercise we connect with & look forward to doing.

Wow whosonfirst! Im in AZ and it is hot here although the mornings are finally starting to cool down. I actually wore a sweatshirt this morning! ☺️
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 789
Views: 231139

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hugs! Sounds very stressful and understandable that you might revert to some old coping mechanisms. The good news is that youve built up enough days of better habits and the different ways in which they make you feel will seem very obvious. Im pretty sure you’ll be very motivated to stick with the h...
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks for the support auto, Octavia & hippie! Octavia, I don’t have any great advice, but it definitely feels empowering. The reason i felt so upset after that therapy session is my therapist told me that both girls craved more discipline at home. I can’t even tell you what a huge failure it made m...
by lpearlmom
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Octavia & hippie: thanks for the support. Things are going pretty well. Everyone is getting along although doc and i had a big fight over the weekend. We rarely fight so it always shakes me up when it happens but all is well now. My doctor upped my wellbutrin and i felt amazing today. I hope that fe...
by lpearlmom
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3280
Views: 1203687

Re: automated eating tracker

Sorry about the 10 lbs. im right there with you unfortunately. I’m guessing it’s just a temporary setback and a matter of getting back in track. Or do you think the way you need to eat to maintain that lower weight is unsustainable maybe? Or i think you said you’ve recently added back a little wine ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks hippie! I feel like we’re often on the same page. Today went well. I think part of why ive been so hungry is just the added exercise. I think I haven’t been taking that into account which is all about that self care stuff right? 31 days AF 13k steps Breakfast: scrambled eggs, toast, yogurt & ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 494
Views: 77265

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I love that switch in mindset so much! I think it’s the difference between self care and self punishment. Ive spent most of my life trying to eat less too & it is very stressful. I was trying to fast and eat on tiny plates and it unsurprisingly backfired. Now that im back to eating regular meals on ...
by lpearlmom
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I’m not too horrified. Doc has threaten to take the girls door off more than once for slamming it. Luckily it’s never come to that. Cool about you becoming a coach! I’ve seen that book a bunch in amazon but never read it. I actually don’t binge and haven’t done so for many years. Sometimes it just g...
by lpearlmom
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thx hippie. Theyre almond seeded bars that are kind of like biscotti but softer. They’re good & satisfying. Not sure if you have a Trader Joe’s near you but that’s where I got them. My eating is still all over the place and my weight is on the high end. Im a little bummed out but decided to just bac...
by lpearlmom
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thx hippie!

Another nice day.

Break: banana, handful nuts
Lunch; veggie patty, blueberry smoothie, grapes
Dinner: sw black bean soup
Dessert; apple, 2 almond bars, tea

Exercise: 30 min treadmill walk/run
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks for the support Alene! Today was SO much better! I had tons of energy today and my appetite was back to normal. Yesterday i just felt insatiable. I also ended up getting a bunch of quiet time as the girls were in their room busy with school stuff most of the day and doc had to work late. We j...
by lpearlmom
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 494
Views: 77265

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Ugh, this virus has been so hard on our kids. As hard it is to be raising teens during this time, I can’t imagine having young kids that just want to play with their friends. You’re doing the right thing though. Praying for a vaccine soon. The tea sounds lovely. Can you share the brand name? (Sorry ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3280
Views: 1203687

Re: automated eating tracker

Your level of productivity always amazes me! Sounds like your backyard is really coming together. How exciting! And a strawberry patch? Sounds wonderful!

Sorry you’re struggling on the eating front. Me too! Must be something in the air.
by lpearlmom
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 789
Views: 231139

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Glad things are going so well. Wish I could say the same. I think you’re smart not to tweak too much. I used to put a piece of fruit on my plate with my other food just to make sure it all fit in one plate. Then I’d take it off and eat it directly afterwards.
by lpearlmom
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks Octavia, we’ve been getting along really well. Doc put her lock back on with the understanding that she needs to open it when asked to. It’s just a very simple lock so easy to pick if needed but I don’t think that’ll happen again. Auto: funny how everyone seems to have their own triggers for ...
by lpearlmom
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks hippie! Actually knowing that you don’t allow your kids to lock their doors makes me feel better. I just never know if im on the right track with parenting & am always second guessing myself. Probably because I had such a lack of any boundaries growing up. I kind of just figured everything ou...
by lpearlmom
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 789
Views: 231139

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Seems like you’re learning to get just the right balance with the whole eating/food thing. It’s so nice when we get into a good groove and find that sweet spot. In the book I’m reading it talks about how sugar just created a continued cycle of craving/giving into craving/more cravings. I can see how...
by lpearlmom
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3280
Views: 1203687

Re: automated eating tracker

Wow, that’s exciting about the move! We moved about eight years ago because we were outgrowing our house and I’m so glad we did. Best move ever. We were underwater with our old house so decided to rent it out instead of selling it. The whole thing was very stressful but so glad we did that too as it...
by lpearlmom
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 494
Views: 77265

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Understandable that you’re eating more chaotically than normal, but still doesn’t seem like much overall.

11k steps is great!
by lpearlmom
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks Octavia! So glad you’re doing well. Alcohol can definitely be problematic for one’s weight but I doubt an occasional glass of wine is too big of a deal really. I think that’s really cool your delving into mindfulness. It’s talked about a lot in the sober community. I think it can be so helpfu...
by lpearlmom
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Auto: Yeah, I definitely craved sweets for the first week & hear this is pretty common. It’s calmed down but Im still very sleepy midday. Hippie: I was very much the opposite. Id pick a cocktail over a dessert anytime. ☺️ I don’t know why but lately when i try to post i just kinda draw a blank. My f...
by lpearlmom
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3280
Views: 1203687

Re: automated eating tracker

Omg, go you—how cool is that! I think reinhard would approve! Now can you come over here and do our yard next?
by lpearlmom
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 494
Views: 77265

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Omygosh, I relate to the feeling of being overwhelmed with all that’s going on in the world. I’ve seriously checked out from the news. I just needed to for my sanity, but yes I’ll vote too. No matter how hard I try, my kids seem to always know when im stressed or upset. It’s annoying actually. I thi...
by lpearlmom
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 466
Views: 94648

Re: Alene's Check-in

You sound like you’re in a really good place. So fantastic. I do the same kind of thing with amazon. I add stuff i want throughout the week & only allow myself to checkout on Thursdays. I have a set budget that i have in mind so I have prioritize what i want most. The rest i put in “save for later”....
by lpearlmom
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 186
Views: 6097

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Oh hugs Jen! I got teary eyed reading about your drop off. That’ll be me next year. It’s bittersweet I’m sure. Excited and proud and sad at the same time. It’s a big milestone for both of you. I know my friend went through this last year and it took a few months for the blue feeling to lift but now ...
by lpearlmom
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 789
Views: 231139

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Yay for your weight loss!! I agree we need to be careful not to go too far in the other direction and start restricting and/or over exercising. That seems to always backfire on me too!

Enjoy your pub night. Boy do I miss socializing! 😊
by lpearlmom
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you Octavia & hippie! Auto: yeah, im wondering if that’s part of my sleepiness too. All is good. Doc got cleared to go back to work. Probably just clinic and paperwork this week. I don’t think he’s quite ready to do surgery. Im on day 15 AF & feel pretty good. It’s been pretty easy so far, but...
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Yes, there is a fb page. I know oolala is on there so that’s the plan then. If the site goes down for more than a couple of days, we all meet there! *phew* Thx Octavia, alene & auto! He continues to improve today and i think he will be able to come out of his covid cave by the weekend. Boy, was that...
by lpearlmom
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you hippie & jen!

Doc continues to improve so I definitely feel like we are out of the woods. Thank goodness!

My eating has been off the rails but i guess thats not too surprising.

Hopefully tomorrow ill get back on track !
by lpearlmom
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks you guys! Super tired but my test came back negative and doc has finally (after a few horrible days) turned a corner. Was really scary for a bit, but he’s so much better today.

Need to sleeeep...
by lpearlmom
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 494
Views: 77265

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Yay—glad the snack thing is working! I love the Tupperware idea too. So smart!
by lpearlmom
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 186
Views: 6097

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Really great stuff here. Im glad ypu caught yourself before you tried to push yourself to a lower goal weight. I do that too & it’s like im never going to be satisfied. I can remember reaching 118 in college which is really way to thin for my body amd my first thought was maybe I can get to 115. 🤦🏼‍...
by lpearlmom
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks hippie. I’m glad I’m not alone in my obsession tendencies. Thx Jen. I definitely thought I would just try to moderate my drinking , and I still may, but after reading The Naked Mind, I really just don’t want to drink at all at this point. I can’t recommend it enough. Oh dear! I had a bit of a...
by lpearlmom
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 494
Views: 77265

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I think your snack idea is good. I dont know why but switching to 4 plates has really had a calming effect in me and made it easier to eat a smaller amount each meal. I use two small plates and two tiny plates (6”) and it’s been working nicely.

Have a great weekend!
by lpearlmom
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks for the great feedback auto. I’ve read a lot about how when you hear that little voice try to talk you into having “just one glass of wine” it’s really your addiction talking and not the true you. I started thinking how that same little voice that tells me “just one bite” off plate of somethi...
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 494
Views: 77265

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh i was so into the low fat thing for many years. Dr ornish was my bible. I felt okay in it but i dont want a life without avocado, cheese or chocolate bars. ☺️ Glad you got your gutters!
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 466
Views: 94648

Re: Alene's Check-in

That’s annoying that someone is criticizing teachers for the last semester. Nobody was prepared for the pandemic and i for one was impressed with how quickly the teacher’s pulled it together as best they could under the circumstances. I don't think ppl realize what a challenging job teaching is. Any...
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3280
Views: 1203687

Re: automated eating tracker

Oh boy, my dogs have to deal with triple digits which means only early morning or sunset walks. 🐕
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 186
Views: 6097

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

“ Makes me think that too much effort backfires for me & I’m better off with a looser, 3 meals a day, don’t worry about the rest approach. There’s less to rebel against when I don’t feel like I’m putting much effort in ;lol:”

Great observation. I definitely find that to be true too.
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 789
Views: 231139

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Yes it’s not a quick fix. Sometimes it takes awhile for the scales to catch up to us. I get frustrated with the scales too but what’s the alternative right? Now that i stopped IF, my brain has been quieted again. It’s so nice!

Anyway, you’re doing great!
by lpearlmom
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thx Jen, I guess the words still out on immunity but hopefully! Thank you auto. I have to say that your alcohol free journey planted a seed in me awhile ago & has been so inspiring. If you have any reading, podcasts or blog recommendations please pass them on! Thank you hippie! I used to be a really...
by lpearlmom
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 494
Views: 77265

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

I think its important to experiment with food and see what works best. I do best with basically everything in moderation. I dont eat meat but do eat fish and everything else is fair game. Do what feels good. No explanations needed.

Hope ypur ankle feels better soon!
by lpearlmom
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks Octavia! I haven’t heard about dr livingston but not sure how i feel about the whole inner pig thing. :D Anyway, i have heard we have a limited amount of willpower so when we’re trying to lose weight we have to use all of our willpower and usually our willpower eventually runs out and we brea...
by lpearlmom
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks hippie, auto & alene! It’s good to be back. Oh boy did i speak too soon though. The girls had a fight last night and I stupidly tried to intervene which probably made things worse. Now Rosebud isnt talking to me or sweetpea. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Hopefully their therapist will help us get back on track. I kn...
by lpearlmom
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 186
Views: 6097

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Right there with you in regards to IE. Way too much thinking and decision making. It just made my brain hurt and i never could get it to work for me. Im glad you’re enjoying the structure of NoS. When im in the grove of it, it just feels so good. Also, super envious of your trip but i get wanting to...
by lpearlmom
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 495
Views: 359367

Re: The Daily Dandelion

Wow, your words really resonated with me and probably would with many many women. I hate how much time I’ve wasted trying to grapple with this “problem” yet it feels like there’s no way out. I do think NoS is a nice compromise. Not too extreme in either way. I’ve done extreme and it never works out....
by lpearlmom
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Daily Dandelion
Replies: 495
Views: 359367

Re: The Daily Dandelion

Wow, your words really resonated with me and probably would with many many women. I hate how much time I’ve wasted trying to grapple with this “problem” yet it feels like there’s no way out. I do think NoS is a nice compromise. Not too extreme in either way. I’ve done extreme and it never works out....
by lpearlmom
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 428960

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

You are doing great and I definitely believe letting go of weight loss goals is worthwhile. I like what Reinhard says about focusing on having ideal habits rather than ideal weight. When you have ideal habits you will be at your ideal weight. It may be higher than you’d hope for based in societies r...
by lpearlmom
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3280
Views: 1203687

Re: automated eating tracker

I’m so thrilled for you about your new work opportunity. It seems like such a good fit for you. Congrats! 🎈
by lpearlmom
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 466
Views: 94648

Re: Alene's Check-in

You sound so good, happy and engaged. It’s wonderful to see. I’m excited to hear more about your house. I hope you’ll post pics soon.
by lpearlmom
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 789
Views: 231139

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Yay on your weight going down but sorry about the heat. It’s 114 here today of that makes you feel any better. On the plus side I think it’s helping to kill the covid. 🤞

Keep up the good work. I’d be thrilled to have a green month!!
by lpearlmom
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 494
Views: 77265

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

21 miles—wow! Your food sounds delicious and the important thing is that you enjoyed it. That’s exactly what S days are for, right? So cool about the farmers market. We have one that offers that too. It’s a drive but such a treat and I love supporting anything locally grown. Squash sounds good. I’m ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks everyone for the supportive replies. Ive been all over the place with my eating and up about 5 lbs despite being very consistent with my exercise. Funnily enough ive decided I want to give NoS another go. I guess it’s not that surprising. Im reading a book by a neuroscientist about why diets ...
by lpearlmom
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Ive read all the IE books, all the body acceptance books, all the diet books, all ithe Intermittent fasting books, all of it and none of it worked. Really when i lost those last 40 lbs i only loosely did NoS. I really did my own thing. I was just very motivated. Oolala, i didnt say i was going to do...
by lpearlmom
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3280
Views: 1203687

Re: automated eating tracker

Yay so excited for you about your sabbatical! Definitely a good idea not to plan too much.
by lpearlmom
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Youre right oolala and I’ve decided it’s crazy to strive for such an unattainable goal. Yes if im honest with myself that is my dream weight but the reality is my weight keeps coming back to the high 160s and thats just where it wants to be for better or worse. I think i just need to be the best, he...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1799
Views: 1194440

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

I think focusing on walking is a great idea. It’s less frustrating focusing on something we can do (exercise) instead of something we’re not supposed to do (eating). Also, sometimes we need a break from trying. Maybe you’ll find you want it to be a permanent break & the walking is enough. Either gl ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 530
Views: 274705

Re: Worth it check-in

So good to hear from you worth and happy to see you’re doing so well! Everything you are focusing on sounds wonderful and is very inspiring! I’ve been working out more too since I’ve been staying more as well. Also, still fasting but it’s a very “dirty” fast which works better for me. Don’t tell Gin...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 789
Views: 231139

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Oh I really like Leslie Sansone ! I think beauty comes in all sizes & nothing wrong with thinking anyone’s adorable! The trick is feeling you’re adorable too! 😊
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 466
Views: 94648

Re: Alene's Check-in

Happy Birthday & Anniversary! 🎉🥂

I’m excited for you about your plan. I’m also feeling ready to go forward with my weight loss and have been listening to a lot of weight loss memoirs to keep me motivated.

I’ve got about 40 lbs to go. We’ve got this! 💜
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 186
Views: 6097

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

A lot of good insight here! I wanted IE to work for so badly because it it seems like it should work and makes sense intellectually but time & tine again it fails miserably every time. However, the IE principals within a more narrow framework like IF or NoS can work beautifully. It’s hard being arou...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 494
Views: 77265

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Congratulations on the internship!

My shih tzu has a really hard time with fireworks and other loud noises. I think they’ve got very sensitive ears. We give her meds on the 4th, NYE etc and it helps tremendously. So far the puppy seems fine with it though—yay!!
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3280
Views: 1203687

Re: automated eating tracker

Yay! Congratulations about your sabbatical! Hoping we both get some alone time this fall! My kids school has already been delayed by 2 weeks but it will start virtually. I used to struggle with whether or not to do things just for the sake of vanity, but now I don’t really care. If it’s something I ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Octavia, so great to see you back! I take breaks now & then but always come back. Posting is just so helpful to me and i love stay up on everyone’s journey. Motivation can be tricky especially when ive got plenty of ppl who seem to like me just the way that i am & ive got no major weight related hea...
by lpearlmom
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 494
Views: 77265

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

It’s awesome that you were able to recognize what you needed in that moment and find a way to meet that need. It really makes such a difference. I have such a hard time with boundaries which means i tend to put everyone else's needs before my own. I also tend to forget im not responsible for everyon...
by lpearlmom
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Larkspur's check-in
Replies: 255
Views: 104032

Re: Larkspur's check-in

Sorry about your health problems. Isnt it fun being 50? Definitely harder to lose weight but i do think the fasting helps. Hope things start to improve for you!
by lpearlmom
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks hippie! Yes, you hit the nail on the head. I really spent some time thinking about my why & just got really honest with myself. What i realized was i cannot be at this weight AND be completely happy. I also realized that im unable to fully be happy for others when im not completely happy with...
by lpearlmom
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi lark, I use unsweetened cocoa powder, monk fruit sweetener , and a little almond milk. I can’t have caffeine so use Pero which is a dried coffee substitute. So all of it is fake but it’s so good! 😊
by lpearlmom
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Nothing exciting to report. 168 lbs 21.1% ( working again). Break: sf “mocha” Lunch: small smoothie Dinner: shrimp curry, glass of wine 🍷 Dessert: lots of grapes Exercise: 15 min run, 2 min walk, 10 min run, cool down Was very challenging especially since a lot of it was on a 6-15 incline, but i did...
by lpearlmom
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 494
Views: 77265

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh dear, you know I can relate. That emotional stuff can be so difficult to deal with at this age. It’s exhausting & draining. Be kind to yourself. We will get through this, right?? 😊
by lpearlmom
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi heather, yeah i hope so. My stupid fat % thing on my scale suddenly stopped working so i have no idea. i think 2-3x a week is probably a good happy medium. My friend says she only weighs herself on those days when she’s feeling lighter & avoids weighing on days following a big eating day. That wa...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1799
Views: 1194440

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Don’t be embarrassed, i never know what day it is! I gained back all the weight i lost fasting too yet I keep going back to it. I think it’s because i start to resent the 1 plate rule after awhile and i refuse to count calories or carbs so im left with fasting which eventually gets tiresome too. If ...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 601
Views: 163912

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Your food always looks so good! Thank you for running for office! Women are our only hope at this point. You are amazing! 💜
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3280
Views: 1203687

Re: automated eating tracker

I love all things fermented too especially sauerkraut and kimchi! Please tell me you have The Art of Fermentation? It’s just a fabulous book! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0083JQCF2/ref=dbs_a_def_awm_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0 Your hike sounds so lovely and good luck with the cleaning! Have I mention...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 494
Views: 77265

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

So happy to see you still doing so,well. I love that you are really tuning into your body to try to meet it’s needs. It’s kind of like combining intuitive eating with nos shich is kind of brilliant!
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4286
Views: 1700706

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Been a bit since ive checked in but hanging in there. Thanks for stopping by oolala! I have faith my girls will work this out and get along in adulthood. I think ive read that more than half of siblings have a good relationship as adults. Im definitely a glass half full kind of girl. It’s going to t...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 466
Views: 94648

Re: Alene's Check-in

Have a wonderful time! 💜
by lpearlmom
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2221
Views: 1268813

Re: oolala53

Oh darn sorry about the pic but even more sorry about the heartburn. :/ I’ve written about it on my thread but struggled a lot with it over the past few years. I think everyone has different triggers so yeah it’s good to a keep a diary and try to find your triggers. Here’s what helped me—gave up all...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 601
Views: 163912

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Your Mexican meal sounds great. I have to say being able to get booze delivered is pretty fun! ☺️

Im trying to drink more water too but as my husband always says “there’s plenty of water in coffee and beer!” 😁
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 466
Views: 94648

Re: Alene's Check-in

Yay! Im so excited for you and love the idea of you just “being” for a bit. When i sent my youngest daughter to school, everyone would ask me what i was going to do now with all my free time. I was like I don't know probably stare at a wall for a few hrs. After being home all day with two intense ki...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 494
Views: 77265

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Your bike ride sounds wonderful. I hated running for a long time but am starting to enjoy it in small doses. I think the key for me is to not overdo it and work up slowly to longer distances. Your hubby sounds amazing! I love that he said that to you. As much as most of us love hearing how good we l...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1799
Views: 1194440

Re: The Blessings of Simplicity

Camping is a great idea. No, my oldest will be a senior and my youngest will be a sophomore. How did that happen?? ☺️
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2221
Views: 1268813

Re: oolala53

59C4BA80-0808-4D45-91F5-8CAE4113F307.jpeg Glad you’re in a good place (more or less) with your eating. Im impressed you’re sticking with meditating. I can never really get started with it but sure it would be helpful. Also, did i miss something? Are you living with your sister in law (sil?). I was ...
by lpearlmom
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: April's Fresh Start
Replies: 49
Views: 13253

Re: April's Fresh Start

April, glad to see you posting again. That’s great that you’ll be able to work a bit again and even greater that you love your job. It’s definitely a stressful,, uncertain time. The riots are scary but also exciting to see people are finally waking up. Hopefully we will see some positive changes fro...