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by lpearlmom
Sat May 01, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen's checkin thread
Replies: 603
Views: 224382

Re: Jen's checkin thread

Wb!! I have seen fist hand how stressful running for office can be and really admire you for putting yourself out there like that. Hopefully, things will be a little calmer for you now. Sounds like you’re doing great with your exercising. I’m going to be 53 and still not in menopause either so I fee...
by lpearlmom
Sat May 01, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ladybird's check in
Replies: 340
Views: 197540

Re: ladybird's check in

Great job with consistency! 🌷
by lpearlmom
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 383
Views: 35635

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

So glad you had such a fun trip with your kids. Since DH works so much, I spend a lot of time with the girls but never looked at as a good way of staying independent. It’s great you’re continuing to get closer to finding that balance between too much and not enough. I definitely refuse to do exercis...
by lpearlmom
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 750
Views: 144410

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Sorry about the rain and the restless leg. I remember gin Stephens saying sugar really effected her restless leg but who knows. I bet it’s different for everybody. Sounds like a good love for your 18 year old. This is a hard age, they still need our guidance but now we are limited in having real con...
by lpearlmom
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you Jen, im super glad she felt comfortable telling me. Hippie, it’s crazy how similar our girls are. Sexuality is much more fluid for teens these days though in general. I think it’s pretty cool. Not so black and white. How did you feel when she told you? Thank you lady, you're so sweet! It’s...
by lpearlmom
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks hippie! So good to see you worth & im glad I helped your return. You’ve been missed! And yes the teen years are tough yet rewarding dare I say? I’ve been MIA for several days because we were in San Diego. We had a lovely time and rosebud was very surprised. A lot has happened but I’m falling ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Worth it check-in
Replies: 535
Views: 334181

Re: Worth it check-in

Great to hear from you and glad things are going so well! Whenever i read your updates i feel tempted to just going back to 19/5 but it just didn’t seem to work that well for me. Im sure you’ve mentioned this before, but do you “clean fast”? I just could never really get used to plain tea.
by lpearlmom
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3681
Views: 1537949

Re: automated eating tracker

Looks like you’re getting back on track—yay! 🤩
by lpearlmom
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Sorry for being so confusing April! I really appreciate hearing from someone that’s recently gone through this and it’s good to know there’s a lot of positives. I definitely see mine and doc’s relationship gettinga stronger as the girl’s get more independent. Auto: Don’t feel guilty, we have all bee...
by lpearlmom
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 750
Views: 144410

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh dear, im sad for that boy. Ive talked about this before on my thread i think but i went on a diet at 10 years old because I put on a little weight. Well that started a lifetime of yo yo eating and body obsession. On the other hand, my youngest put on a little weight around the same age but we sai...
by lpearlmom
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BackToThin's CheckIn
Replies: 79
Views: 25637

Re: BackToThin's CheckIn

Thanks BTT! Unfortunately, i lost most of that weight a few years ago and have been struggling to get the rest off since. Im determined to do it by next year though so im hoping i can finally get there. As far as responding to others, you can just respond in your thread like you did to me. Most of t...
by lpearlmom
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3681
Views: 1537949

Re: automated eating tracker

Thanks for the update! Youve been missed! It’s just not the same without you here. 💜
by lpearlmom
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Okay i missed my old thread. I realized there’s years and years of my story on here and i don't want that to get lost. Things have been much better with my eating and exercise the last couple of days but in general been feeling very stressed and anxious. Mostly worrying about my kids. Sweetpea has n...
by lpearlmom
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda’s New 1 year NOS/ADF journey!
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: Linda’s New 1 year NOS/ADF journey!

Thanks hippie. Im glad too. Feel much better about that. Yeah i dont know what to do eating wise. Today was a disaster & Im feeling super down about it all. I have this challenge and have to make it work but it feels impossible sometimes. Im also feeling pressure because of the boat strangely enough...
by lpearlmom
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda’s New 1 year NOS/ADF journey!
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: Linda’s New 1 year NOS/ADF journey!

Thanks hippie, yeah it is complicated. I did talk to my mom today though and got her to hear me a lil better. She said she said she absolutely didn’t feel like i was being selfish at all. She said my sister just has a different financial situation. I think part of my frustration is that my sister ma...
by lpearlmom
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BackToThin's CheckIn
Replies: 79
Views: 25637

Re: BackToThin's CheckIn

So glad you found your way back to NoS. I just started doing nos again every other day and it’s so nice. I realized it’s the only way of eating that let’s me forget about eating for awhile. It’s so nice to have that brain space for something else.
by lpearlmom
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 750
Views: 144410

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh boy happy Birthday to all of you! My daughter has her 18th bday next month. Do you have any good ideas for presents? Sweetpea doesn’t have a lot of specific wants so it’s hard. I was thinking maybe a nice overnight bag and/or a grown up purse. I want to get something nice but she’d hate any desig...
by lpearlmom
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda’s New 1 year NOS/ADF journey!
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: Linda’s New 1 year NOS/ADF journey!

Hippie: so great about your dad! Really wonderful to get some semblance of normalcy back. Sweetpea is allowed to invite 6 ppl so her grandparents will be able to attend which is great. What about your daughter? Thanks Jen! That’s reassuring. Im sure it’ll be fine! Definitely going to take some getti...
by lpearlmom
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 383
Views: 35635

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I probably should have said that im the worst with guilt. I do way too much for my girls and im sure theyll suffer for it later but hey theyre are worse things right? Today i was running late to pick up rosebud and had to remind myself that it was okay. She will learn patience and to handle disappoi...
by lpearlmom
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 383
Views: 35635

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

It’s so hard not to get caught up in a quest to be a perfect parent. There’s a lot of pressure on moms specifically i think to get parenting right. Plus we love our kids and want them to be happy but i like to remember that we just have to be good enough, not perfect. If all of our kids needs are me...
by lpearlmom
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Zoid checkin
Replies: 60
Views: 3302

Re: Zoid checkin

Looks like you’re doing well. Congrats on scheduling your vaccines. So great that so many ppl are getting them!
by lpearlmom
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda’s New 1 year NOS/ADF journey!
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: Linda’s New 1 year NOS/ADF journey!

I did really well today with my fast day. I wasn’t super hungry and what i did eat was very satisfying. We have so many things to look forward to coming up. We have this dinner put on by local chefs in the mountains in two weeks. Then we are taking rosebud to San Diego for her 16th bday. We are surp...
by lpearlmom
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 750
Views: 144410

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Happy Birthday 🎂!! That’s how our May is. All of girls bday the same week. Fun, but crazy. I love that you are not weighing yourself. I really like the idea that whatever you weigh while sticking to habits that feel good is the right weight for you. And yay for the long bike ride!
by lpearlmom
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks hippie and Jen! I moved to a new thread just for a fresh start. We’ll see if it helps!
by lpearlmom
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda’s New 1 year NOS/ADF journey!
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: New 1 year NOS/ADF journey!

Day 2

Today went well. It was really nice to have the structure of 3 meals again.

168.8

Break: oatmeal, fruit, 2 veggie sausages
Lunch: 2 fish strips, tortilla chips, salsa
Dinner: tostada, yogurt w fruit & nuts

Walked dogs
by lpearlmom
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda’s New 1 year NOS/ADF journey!
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: New 1 year NOS/ADF journey!

Oh boy, what a weekend. We had a post vaccinated party sat night and had so much fun. I forgot how much work entertaining is but it was worth it. I planned for us to eat outside so I decorated the pool area with candles , flowers and little lanterns. We made fish tacos, salsa and refried beans. Our ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda’s New 1 year NOS/ADF journey!
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Linda’s New 1 year NOS/ADF journey!

I don’t think I’ve ever done this but I’ve decided to start a new thread to Mark this next’s years journey. My goal is to lose 37 lbs by May 1st, 2022. I’m going to this with a combination of vanilla NoS and ADF. I plan to workout most days too but nothing set as I usually like to change that up. I ...
by lpearlmom
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Gosh it’s been quiet on here. I kinda feel like auto was the glue that keeps us all together. Ah well. Didnt feel particularly well today. Definitely feeling the after effects of the vaccine. So exciting though to think ill have some protection now. I think it’s especially safe to be around other va...
by lpearlmom
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Did a lot better today. Got my 2nd shot today. Feeling tired. Spent most of the day color coordinating my bookcase. Pretty.

Fast day: sf mocha, smoothie, broth, jicama
by lpearlmom
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 383
Views: 35635

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I can remember when my kids were smaller, I noticed the only time i allowed myself a break was to eat so when i was tired i would eat instead of just being honest about what i needed. I think a lack of boundaries has been a big reason why i overeat although it’s gotten much better. Glad you had a ni...
by lpearlmom
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I am thoroughly stuffed! I have this awful pattern of getting discouraged anytime my weight is up and then just kind of blowing it. Will i ever get to the point where i just don’t have over the top days anymore or am i just attracted to extremes? Oh well back on track tomorrow. I think my 500 calori...
by lpearlmom
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Omygoodness my latest obsession is organizing. Who woulda thought? Ive been watching YouTube videos by clutterbug and it just totally inspired me. I completely organized my kitchen/pantry area or actually mostly just the counter spaces as well as my bathroom sink counter. I put just about everything...
by lpearlmom
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Today went okay but i felt really nauseous and had to sleep for most of the morning. I was craving crackers to settle my stomach and think I definitely went over my 500 cals today. Maybe 700-800? Which is fine but i need to weigh in for the week tomorrow and hoping im down some. Our goal for the tea...
by lpearlmom
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

It’s so true Jen! I remember reading about how to be a good conversationalist and it was saying that you should just say the first thing that comes to your mind without trying to filter everything. At first glance that seems like bad advice but when i think about ppl i enjoy talking to, there is usu...
by lpearlmom
Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 383
Views: 35635

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Ugh, so sorry about your injury. Sounds really frustrating/unpleasant. How great that you were able to figure out what you really needed instead of just running to food straight away. I have such a hard time with even attempting to do that. Glad your family stepped up to help you. Good to feel suppo...
by lpearlmom
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks hippie. Was a good day for sure! Well had my first real failed fasting day today. Just really has the munchies and it started to add up. Not a binge or anything but definitely more than 500 Cals. Trying not to beat myself up about it. I think it’s partly because I tried on some new clothes ye...
by lpearlmom
Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Ooof, boy did I eat a lot today. I started out just really hungry but later I just ate cuz I wanted to eat. It’s okay. I’m taking the long view. I’ll still get to my goal. Was a nice quiet day and my house is sooo clean. Makes me happy. Hung out, did laundry, spent time with the girls and then went ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

It’s true hippie. Sometimes we just got to be brutally honest with ourselves so we dont stay stuck in negative patterns forever. I do feel like my friendships will be more rewarding going forward. Here’s the recipe. Super easy and a big hit with everyone in our house. Freshly grated cheese makes a b...
by lpearlmom
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 383
Views: 35635

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Oh no! So sorry about the injury. That sounds painful & frustrating for sure! Great insight on the underlying issue of needing to keep your tank full. I am good with having guests for about 2 days and then im just done. It’s so emotionally draining for me because i feel like I always have to be on. ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's daily check in
Replies: 69
Views: 5319

Re: Deb's daily check in

Yay you!
by lpearlmom
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 750
Views: 144410

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Okay, you guys totally have me craving oatmeal now. I think i know what im having for breakfast tomorrow! ☺️
by lpearlmom
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 750
Views: 144410

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh geesh, poor thing! Boy, the online learning is just causing a lot of challenges isnt it? Rosebud loves playing the piano but hasn’t been able to take lessons for a year now. In the beginning she would still play almost daily but she hasn’t been playing much lately. Kind of saddens me but im hopin...
by lpearlmom
Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Good day although i feel like ive been going non-stop and am exhausted. A little overly full from dinner but not too bad. Looking forward to my fast day tomorrow. Getting my haircut for only the 3rd time in a year. Housecleaners coming tomorrow too! Should be a good day! Breakfast: egg salad on toas...
by lpearlmom
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Zoid checkin
Replies: 60
Views: 3302

Re: Zoid checkin

Great job not bingeing! Thats a big win in my book! ❣️
by lpearlmom
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thats so true hippie! I feel like he must be in a lot of emotional pain. Yeah im really looking forward to hanging esp because I haven’t seen the one couple for a year now even though they only leave several blocks away. Thank you Jen! It should be fun. Today started out a little rough but then got ...
by lpearlmom
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 750
Views: 144410

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh i downloaded that series too and a, now listening to The Magnificent mrs mayhem. Im loving it so much. It’s exactly the type of book i was wanting. Perfect for listening to while puttering around the house. I didn’t know that about sue grafton. What a bummer! My favorite book is The Buccaneers by...
by lpearlmom
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 383
Views: 35635

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Sounds like an exciting albeit a little bittersweet time for you all. That sounds very stressful having ppl around you so caught up in being thin but sounds like you’ve got it handled. I love the idea of sitting with your urges for a bit instead of either immediately indulging them or white knucklin...
by lpearlmom
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 750
Views: 144410

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Glad you’re feeling a bit better! Right there with you with the fluff. And to think I was once an English major whose favorite authors were Virginia Woolf and William Faulkner. 😊
by lpearlmom
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Totally Jen, I’m not giving anymore energy. Not worth it! So glad to hear your family gets good use out of your boat. We are still figuring out the financing but it should be finalized next week. Doc is majorly into it and has been reading up on all things boating. He even started working out to get...
by lpearlmom
Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Definitely a mixed bag kind of a day. On the one hand i had a nice quiet day hanging out with the girl’s & quilling. On the other hand, i had a bit of a traumatic experience as I was trying to sign rosebud up for driving lessons of all things. I paid for a package deal from one company and then trie...
by lpearlmom
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3681
Views: 1537949

Re: automated eating tracker

Oh i know you do! I just meant if youre not feeling it on occasion not to worry about it but i think misinterpreted what you were saying originally. ☺️
by lpearlmom
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Auto: please never apologize auto for writing a bunch on my thread ! I sincerely enjoy reading about what others are thinking/experiencing so much! Your trip sounds amazing and i hope you’re able to go for it. I just think we all need to celebrate a bit now that we are actually able to get out there...
by lpearlmom
Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3681
Views: 1537949

Re: automated eating tracker

Oh boy, you’ve got a lot in your plate! I sure hope you don’t feel obligated to come on here every day? Some days im just too tired or not feeling it so ill skip a day or even a few. It should be enjoyable and helpful. I also feel badly when i dont have time to comment on others threads but I don’t ...
by lpearlmom
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 383
Views: 35635

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Sounds like things are going well! I hear you on the never ending to do list. I once had a therapist who encouraged me to have a cut off time when i would put the to list away till the next day so i could relax and enjoy some family time. I still try to that still although i still have to deal with ...
by lpearlmom
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sonya's checkin
Replies: 610
Views: 449368

Re: Sonya's checkin

Wb, i like your plan!
by lpearlmom
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks jen! I love it too. We put nuts and chocolate chips in it and use sour cream to keep it moist. So dangerous! Been a weird week. Ive been so tired, irritable and having brain fog. Needless to say i have barely exercised and my eat days have been a little over the top so I definitely don’t thin...
by lpearlmom
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks auto, hippie and deb! It was a really rewarding experience but took me awhile to recover. I was so tired yesterday that I actually went to bed at 7pm! Probably a combination of the long day and the effects of the shot. Im starting to feel back to my old self today though. I overate a lot yest...
by lpearlmom
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 750
Views: 144410

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh im so sorry about your daughter being upset with you. Ive had to make so many hard calls this last year including not letting sweetpea see her bf for several months. That was a hard one to keep saying no to. I can imagine having to say no to a funeral being really tough too but ultimately we are ...
by lpearlmom
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 750
Views: 144410

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

So awesome about your bike ride. I always feel great after a good ride. Sorry about feeling yucky after eating too much junk. That was me yesterday and i was like, why do i have to keep re-learning this lesson? Ah well, hope you feel better after a reasonable day of eating. Btw, can you share the au...
by lpearlmom
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you hippie! Omg, over 8 hours on my feet today at the volunteer sight. It was fun though. Got to meet lots of interesting ppl snd it’s always nice to feel useful. Im utterly exhausted though and got a little sunburned gosh darn it. Oh well. Was easy to fast today though because i kept so busy....
by lpearlmom
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Well I definitely splurged today! Dont really remember all i ate but i think i needed to have a day off. Im volunteering tomorrow at a vaccine sight so i will be getting my first dose. I have to be there at 6am! Nervous! Hope i can sleep! 168 lbs woot!! 🎉🎉 Ate: chips and guacamole, keto pancakes, ca...
by lpearlmom
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's daily check in
Replies: 69
Views: 5319

Re: Deb's daily check in

You’re doing great!🎉
by lpearlmom
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3681
Views: 1537949

Re: automated eating tracker

So great to hear that you’re getting to a good place again. You seem to be finding that good balance between health & pleasure. I’m really glad you’re keeping the yogurt as it’s something you seem to enjoy so much. My girls love tuna melts and salmon too but they’re both pescatarians so fish has nev...
by lpearlmom
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks you guys! Yes, he’s not perfect but maybe perfect for me? He really grounds me in these moments. I did end up starting my cycle today so that’s probably part of this. It always intensifies my insecurities. I did sort of realize that i need to have a better sense of self and not let myself get...
by lpearlmom
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I hope so hippie! Thats a great idea about joining a club. I love biking but stopped doing in when doc lost interest. :/ “It is in the fire that we form.” That’s beautiful auto and definitely made me think. I do think the hard stuff ive been through has helped me have more compassion for others. Tha...
by lpearlmom
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you for the encouragement hippie. It’s so nice to have somebody that gets it. Her school is very tiny and i think they’re definitely motivated to help her graduate. In fact i just looked up their graduation rate and it’s 100% so i feel like theyll do whatever it takes to get her through. Eithe...
by lpearlmom
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3681
Views: 1537949

Re: automated eating tracker

Omg hippie, laughing so hard right now! 🤣
by lpearlmom
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 383
Views: 35635

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

I’ve been looking at my cupboards and freezer and thinking I may not buy groceries this week except maybe a bit of produce so we can start to use up some of it. Too many things are hidden and therefore go unused. Awesome on the wardrobe too. I was down to something like 34 pieces of clothing total (...
by lpearlmom
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 750
Views: 144410

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

So sorry bout your doggie. Our dogs are a huge part of our family so I definitely get being stressed. I hope everything turns out fine and congrats on finally getting that recommendation!
by lpearlmom
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3681
Views: 1537949

Re: automated eating tracker

He’s definitely pining for you right about now! I’m only letting mine out once a week. That way he can have a long think about how he’s been playing me. 😆
by lpearlmom
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 569
Views: 156049

Re: Alene's Check-in

Great job with the workouts! It feels so good to get in a good groove. Your sleepovers sound perfect!
by lpearlmom
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thank you alene! It’s fine. She is just kind of a hard person to read and for all the time we’ve spent together, i still dont really feel like i know her. I just can care about it too much though. Sweetpea has been hard at work trying to catch up. Shes grumpy about it but im so happy to at least see...
by lpearlmom
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thx auto, i still think im 20 so it does make sense we’d get along. Well after all that she ended up needing to reschedule. Oh well, we will see. Im not everyone’s cup of tea. Rough day yesterday w sweetpea. We got into a fight and she broke down and told me that she was worried she wasnt going to g...
by lpearlmom
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3681
Views: 1537949

Re: automated eating tracker

You are cracking me up with the scale commentary. It’s so true though! 😆
by lpearlmom
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 750
Views: 144410

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Gosh, don’t how I missed so much! I think I’m usually so tired when I come on here that after I post on my thread I’m too sleepy to check anyone else’s! 😊 Anyway, so glad you’re feeling better and that you’re finding an eating pattern that works for you. Forget black coffee bleh. I’m still annoyed t...
by lpearlmom
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Yeah it’s so hard not to overthink social interactions. I realized that i tend to out barriers up and generally wait for others to initiate things. She probably isn’t even sure if i want a closer friendship or not. Her husband and i were friends first so that adds another layer of strangeness to it ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3681
Views: 1537949

Re: automated eating tracker

Been taking a news break too. It’s been nice! I remember a book I read about helicopter parenting and it said the news was partly to blame. Even though crime had gone down, it felt like it had gone up because of the way we are bombarded with the news 24/7. It starts to feel like it’s all happening i...
by lpearlmom
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks you guys! I swear i think im just very out if practice and there’s going to some awkward social situations in my future. Maybe thats why this theme is being developed here lately or maybe social anxious, thinker types are attracted to this lovely community we’ve got going on. Im still not fee...
by lpearlmom
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Eschano 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: Eschano 2021

So happy to see you back! I’m sure you’ve found a lot of good resources already but let me know if you need any recommendations on plant based cooking. I really love Www.loveandlemons.com and www.ohsheglows.com as well as https://minimalistbaker.com/ Well I guess you got recommendations anyway! 😊 bt...
by lpearlmom
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 750
Views: 144410

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Don’t feel badly! I can remember the days of playing with my kids. It takes a lot out of you & it’s definitely okay to say no. When they see you taking care of your needs, they’ll learn that it’s okay for them to say no to things as well. Plus, they get plenty of mommy time just having you around. F...
by lpearlmom
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 569
Views: 156049

Re: Alene's Check-in

Hope all goes well with your class. I bet it’ll be nice to get back in there.
by lpearlmom
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3681
Views: 1537949

Re: automated eating tracker

Yay for the 120s! 🎉
by lpearlmom
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Auto: yes im the one without a vaccine yet. I think im going to be one of the last to receive it since i dont work in a risky job and i dont have any underlying conditions. But since we know a lot of med ppl, im slowly becoming surrounded by vaccinated ppl which possibly means more socializing. Doc ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3681
Views: 1537949

Re: automated eating tracker

The drinking dilemma is so annoying. I still struggle with appropriate amounts but don’t feel ready to do another sober challenge. I thought doing the EOD fasting would help but then actually used part of my 500 calories to have a glass of wine the other night so yeah... it’s an ongoing struggle to ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I know Hippie. A rough age to be stuck at home for sure. Had a nice day. Waled the dogs, did some pilates, puttered around the house and did some meal planning. I didn’t cook dinner. It was a fasting day for me so the girls just ordered sandwiches and doc had leftovers. Tomorrow night we are going t...
by lpearlmom
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

We will get there bunny! Hippie: yeah i dont worry about them spending so much time in their rooms. Seems lie a pretty normal teenage thing esp during covid. I know they’re sick of seeing me 24/7. I know some ppl have a harder time sleeping with fasting but strangely I usually sleep better. I think ...
by lpearlmom
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sammy's Daily Check In
Replies: 90
Views: 26570

Re: Sammy's Daily Check In

Oh dear sorry about your diagnosis but I guess it’s a relief to at least know what’s going on and now you can try to figure out how to manage it. I had really bad reflux for over a year but have finally learned how to manage it. I had to cut out caffeine 100% although I can have chocolate. I also ha...
by lpearlmom
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Auto: They did a really great job considering what a big task it was. The girl’s bathroom alone would have taken me forever. For some reason they missed the rug in the living room, but im assuming it was just an oversight since everything else was so sparkling clean. Doc always makes fun of me for c...
by lpearlmom
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 750
Views: 144410

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

But this morning, I was writing( my new habit in the morning) and I realized that I have been feeling that crushing sense of failure, and guilt that I have gotten a degree and I have done nothing with it. I know I said I wanted to focus on the girls and their schoolwork and not worry about getting ...
by lpearlmom
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Zoid checkin
Replies: 60
Views: 3302

Re: Zoid checkin

Sounds like you’re off to a great start! My girls are two years apart and I can remember how tough those early days are. Getting a shower in let alone a workout was tough enough! So important to keep yourself a priority though that’s great you’re trying to figure out a plan for exercise. It’s such a...
by lpearlmom
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 750
Views: 144410

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh boy that sounds frustrating. So hard stepping back and letting them make their own mistakes. Sweetpea was taking forever to fill out her application for the cc and found myself thinking about doing myself. Then i was like omg, no that’s crazy. She did eventually do it on her own thank goodness bu...
by lpearlmom
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Definitely took all day yesterday and then the cleaners were here for 5 hrs today! It looks beautiful and shiny. Im so happy. They did miss a couple spots but nothing major. We have them coming every other week now so that’ll be amazing. Today was good. Not super hungry but am feeling a little anxio...
by lpearlmom
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:
Replies: 383
Views: 35635

Re: Jen’s Eating Simplified (:

Totally right on the same page as you with the planning. Ive been watching this YouTuber (rachel sharp) who does adf and i realized she meal plans on her eat days pretty much every single day. It sort of hit me the other day that’s what i need to do too. Knowing good things are coming helps me feel ...
by lpearlmom
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Thanks hippie! I feel like our daughters would get along so well! Today was a fasting day. Really a modified fast is more accurate but too lazy to type that out every time. 😁 It went really well and was barely hungry to be honest. It is amazing how far you can stretch 500 calories though! I spent th...
by lpearlmom
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 750
Views: 144410

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh gosh, that’s funny about your dream. I actually dreamt last night that i was pregnant but didn’t really put the clues together. It probably does relate to my baby growing up. Same with sweetpea and her gpa. She actually had a 3.7 going into this year. Sigh, but as long as she graduates i think go...
by lpearlmom
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3681
Views: 1537949

Re: automated eating tracker

Im so glad you’re starting to feel better and getting your groove back. I notice if i just keep hanging in there when things get rough, they do eventually turn around. I guess thats that all important grit they talk about, right? I have no doubt your weight will start to come back down as well. I re...
by lpearlmom
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

I had such a good day today! Im finally feeling 100% and felt great to have lots of energy. Doc had to work so the girls and I just hung out. The weather was beautiful so had all the windows and french doors open. I made skinnytaste waffles for breakfast and we even made mini ones for the dogs. Then...
by lpearlmom
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4522
Views: 2085755

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Auto, they’re much better but not exactly bffs just yet. Cupcake constantly annoys Tessa but it’s pretty clear Tessa is all bark and no bite at this point so it’s not really stressful. Poor cupcake just loves Tessa so much. She just wants to love her. It’s pretty cute actually. Cupcake will run up t...
by lpearlmom
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3681
Views: 1537949

Re: automated eating tracker

<t>I love your pep talk. I think we are all many things. We are complicated so you can be both encouraging & tough minded. Although mostly on here i just see your encouraging side which is something ive always admired about you. You also are so great at complimenting ppl in a meaningful way. So ...
by lpearlmom
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 750
Views: 144410

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Oh dear, you guys are really pulling my heart strings. My oldest is hopefully going off to college next year. Im going to miss her and will worry about her so much. I worry she’s not even close to being ready for this but on the other hand i know she will grow so much from this experience. So hard e...