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by Octavia
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Same here, I don’t think I’d do well without my three meals. But I can do a long fast between dinner and breakfast the next day. I do feel slightly hungry but it’s not interfering with my sleep.
by Octavia
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 691
Views: 411960

Re: Clarinetgal's check in!

...I’m working on this too...
by Octavia
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3186
Views: 1142860

Re: automated eating tracker

That’s such a lovely story, about the gardening lady you helped! You are a kind soul. The turtle statue sounds very cute.
by Octavia
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Healthyskillz' Check In
Replies: 28
Views: 7181

Re: Healthyskillz' Check In

...But mini Magnums are so tiny...and you had been good, helping someone... :)
So easy to get caught out by a sudden, unexpected challenge like this. But looks like you had a really good day apart from that!
by Octavia
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 401
Views: 63965

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Thanks for telling me about Chris Mole! What an original he is! So much interesting stuff - have you read his post about drinking too much water? Radical! Personally I’ve always felt ghastly if I force myself to chug down as much water as we’re supposed to! He is my new favourite, and is sort of dad...
by Octavia
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks so much auto and pink. Will check out this Chris Mole guy! And yes, I take most things with a pinch of salt, too! And I’m sure my blood sugar is more balanced than when I was permasnacking. In those days I could get hungry very soon after a meal - like one and a half to two hours. It was bewi...
by Octavia
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

This morning I spent some time looking back at the early days of my thread, December 2017, and it was very interesting and quite uplifting really. My life has become much less stressful as DD has become older and more independent, plus I work less...my health is better - I sleep better even though i...
by Octavia
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4213
Views: 1631855

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hi Linda, I’m so, so sorry to hear about your lovely Tikka. Such sad news. These creatures bring such sweetness and love into our lives. Huge hugs to you and condolences to all the family. Always good to hear your updates. I too am definitely drinking more these days. A glass of wine most nights, an...
by Octavia
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hi all, and thanks for checking in with me! Had a fairly mad weekend and weight is up again which is slightly disappointing but of course, this is all to be expected, with the rhythm of No S. I’m still very pleased to have had a green month. I haven’t heard of Jenn Hand, pink - but that whole thing ...
by Octavia
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3186
Views: 1142860

Re: automated eating tracker

I found the Harry Potter books really complicated! :oops: :oops:
...but I got really into her other books, eg. The Casual Vacancy, and more recently the Cormoran Strike detective novels. I LOVE J.K!
by Octavia
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 729
Views: 203740

Re: flyingpig checkin

Ooh I have meal envy, reading your delicious menus!

Well done with the running, and great to hear that your holiday is going well. I’ve been on many more walks and I’m realising that last year I was probably going round shopping centres as a way of entertaining myself. This is better!
by Octavia
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 401
Views: 63965

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Your haircut sounds lovely! So chic. 8)

Oh my goodness, the air con! :( I’m not surprised you didn’t sleep. It’s been really hot in the UK and sleep is a major challenge. Here’s to air con and staying cool.
by Octavia
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hurrah - weight has gone down to 10 stone 10 1/2. It’s so funny how yesterday morning it was 2lb higher! Those scales. :roll: Wow, boiling weather again here in the south east of the UK. I have a lot of work to do today so will have to keep cool somehow! Feeling very happy to be at the end of my fir...
by Octavia
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hi both - yes, that article by Georgie Fear is quite a one-off. It addresses the fact that hunger isn’t always a ‘slight discomfort that you can accept’. It can be very unpleasant. I used to have functional dyspepsia which made me feel painfully empty - I think the pain came from gas, though no doct...
by Octavia
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks, Soprano! These last two days, I’ve actually had more trouble with the hunger. Not in the sense of accepting it, but in the sense of feeling icky. A little light headed, anxious/irritable, and with a few tiny flashes of queasiness. I wonder why it’s suddenly gone like this? Probably unbalance...
by Octavia
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hurrah, the scale has moved down a little more, to 10 stone 11 3/4. That’s actually two pounds down from 3 weeks ago - a miracle! (Apologies if it is triggering for anyone to read others’ weight/weight loss. I want to record it here as I think it will help me stay on track). Somehow I was expecting ...
by Octavia
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 729
Views: 203740

Re: flyingpig checkin

In response to your last point, Flying... :oops: :oops: :oops: I was terrible in the first few months of lockdown! Because I was shopping less, I stockpiled chocolate, intending to make it last for days. ha! You can imagine how that went! But somehow I made my way back to the vanilla lifestyle and t...
by Octavia
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3186
Views: 1142860

Re: automated eating tracker

This is scary and exciting, auto. Might the company give you a bit of support in doing your videos in the style they want? They obviously like your work. I’ve never done video editing either, but hey, teenagers do it! :lol: It must be fairly easy once you get started...there’ll be a good app out the...
by Octavia
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

hah hah the orange leotard! I saw the video years later, I had the giant hardback book. Oh man I forgot about the pelvic rotations! Those were brutal! The other ones I always had trouble with were the leg lifts while sitting on the other leg and hanging onto the bar. I can't remember what they were...
by Octavia
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 401
Views: 63965

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

...really interesting to hear of your hair experiences, pinkhippie. I’m sure my hair is already in much better condition without the permanent colour and heat styling. Luckily I’m fair and can disguise greys with coloured mousse or temporary dyes - I’m not quite ready to embrace the silver look yet,...
by Octavia
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 401
Views: 63965

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Pink, this is another sign that we are twins! I too cut my own hair and find that waves hide a multitude of sins! I also colour my own, do highlights, the lot! I can do ombré, balayage (like, you lighten some bits and not others, it’s not rocket science...) AND extensions! It’s such fun! The times I...
by Octavia
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4213
Views: 1631855

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Just popping by to say hi! Hope you’re well.

Totally in agreement with Clarinetgal! To keep off 40lb is an awesome achievement. :) There can’t be many who’ve managed that! X
by Octavia
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hi Pink! Yes, I used to have a Callanetics video where I was transfixed by Callan’s neon orange leotard as she did her excruciating Pelvic Rotations. I don’t do the whole routine properly now as it’s so long and boring. But you can’t deny it’s effective. I probably should try the whole thing one of ...
by Octavia
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3186
Views: 1142860

Re: automated eating tracker

Wow - what a fantastic achievement, auto! :)
by Octavia
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 401
Views: 63965

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Have fun with the recipe experiments! Hope you have a fun, liberating couple of weeks.
by Octavia
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hi Pink, my osteopath recommended Pilates - I should try it. I’ve done Callanetics for years, which I believe is slightly similar, but it’s time I graduated! Have had two somewhat excessive S days, nothing particularly gross...but two or three times I’ve turned away from snacking just so I can enjoy...
by Octavia
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Oh that’s so lovely Auto. I’ve often looked at dogs and wanted to steal a bit of their in-the-moment joy! A great interview with EmmyLou there: hey, maybe you have a new role model? I’m so glad I mentioned her! Also check out the great Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich! Like EmmyLou she’s much old...
by Octavia
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food Pushers
Replies: 16
Views: 7103

Re: Food Pushers

Interested to catch up with this thread. I hate having food pushed on me. Sometimes the escalating bleatings of the food pusher can really get my anxiety/adrenaline levels up and I just have to get them to stop before I explode. So in a situation where I know they will insist I eat a piece of specia...
by Octavia
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I am here! Who else is around?
Replies: 18
Views: 4094

Re: I am here! Who else is around?

oolala53 wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 7:47 am
If it had been weight, I would have been miserable a lot of the time because I plateaued plenty. But I always felt like I won if I had a green N day. I knew it was the best I could do, no matter what the scale said.
Golden words! Thanks Oolala.
by Octavia
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Silver hair and a tan is a great look! Have you seen Emmy Lou Harris’s hair? ❤️ It’s tough for those of us who looked ultra-young when somewhat young, it’s like one of our privileges has been taken away...part of our identity! I still can’t believe that I look old! Maybe it’s good to be in denial! W...
by Octavia
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 401
Views: 63965

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Well done for getting that paperwork done. I’m very bad at getting round to that sort of thing. Ive also done much better with exercise since lockdown. I so hope I can keep it up when life goes back to normal. Never before have I made a daily habit of it. Why has it been so hard? This is a great mys...
by Octavia
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

PS. I too have had the experience of going from looking very young for my age, and suddenly the years catching up. When I was in my early 30s and doing a bit of teaching, I was mistaken for a 6th former! I still looked younger than my age up to around 42. But gradually I began to look like that vagu...
by Octavia
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks, Pink! Yes, makeup can be self care - a few moments of creativity, for no one but ourselves. Since lockdown I’ve been really neglecting it. Weight back up today, to starting point (2 weeks in). But I did some maths and think I am eating fewer calories per week, despite slightly mad S days. I ...
by Octavia
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

The scales have yet to reward my compliance! Well actually, I am 3/4 of a pound down according to today’s weigh in. It’s crazy to ‘wait’ for the reward though - waiting creates tension, and this is my forever diet so I might as well just let things unfold. Thinking about what auto said regarding the...
by Octavia
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thank you both for such comforting words! :) Feeling better today.

I need to grow up and accept the health trials I’ve been through. They are my battle scars! Many of us have such scars, either inside or out.

It’s late so I need to get to bed. Will report back tomorrow.
by Octavia
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

My hand is in the air!!! I just listened to a part in "Atomic Habits" yesterday that was describing that the people that make the biggest changes over time are the people that can "put up with the boredom" even when motivation wanes! I was a little surprised by the concept, but it sure did make a l...
by Octavia
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 440
Views: 81530

Re: Alene's Check-in

Hi Alene, I’m interested to see you note down your sleep score - do you mind me asking, what does the score represent? And do you have any good sleep tips? My sleep is a bit patchy though better than it was when I was working more.

Thanks! And hope the zucchini sauté turns out well!
by Octavia
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks Alene! By coincidence I was just reading a kindle sample of Georgie Fear‘s book about lean habits right before I read your post. She does seem very on the ball...I think I might buy the book! I seriously have never in my life managed to follow someone else's meal plan (not for even one freaki...
by Octavia
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Yes, I always have an exit strategy as well. I can be very socially outgoing but it definitely drains my batteries and overstimulates me eventually. Lean Habits is good, I haven't actually read the whole thing. I think the first 3 habits are to eat 3 meals a day no snacks ( 4 if working out a lot)....
by Octavia
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

....yes, I often wonder if we are driven to eat compulsively because we can’t admit that we need rest/sleep. If we eat, then we’re somehow ‘doing something’, pursuing rewards, remaining switched on. To lie down is a much better response to THAT feeling...the restlessness, dissatisfaction, continued ...
by Octavia
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2219
Views: 1231688

Re: oolala53

Resisting changing my eating because I didn't want to pander to "the tyranny of thinness" held me back from handling the very real compulsive eating problem. Me too, in a big way. It’s been a big stumbling block, and I wish the diet writers/experts would focus on what seems to me a very natural con...
by Octavia
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3186
Views: 1142860

Re: automated eating tracker

Hi Auto - really glad you like Joe Luciani! I think he’s quite original, and I’ve learned some useful life skills from him. I got his diet book, but it didn’t particularly sink in...must read again. Wonderful news about your sabbatical! So well deserved. I hope you have a wonderful time, doing all t...
by Octavia
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Great support from everyone. Thanks so much. :) Auto, it truly is good to think how much more control I have over my life now. I was thinking today, why don’t I have that nervous tummy thing so much? Early mornings, sleepless nights (those two were definitely connected), commuting and everyday press...
by Octavia
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hi all, Hope the week has got off to a good start. Jen, I was just the same before - always feeling that the first sign of hunger was a sign that I should eat! But now my view of it has really changed. I really want to learn to have hunger as a companion. Hey Oolala, it’s so great to hear from you! ...
by Octavia
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Wise words, Linda.
Pinkhippie, thanks for the sympathy - hope your neck issue gets better. It’s just so darn distracting, isn’t it? Sometimes can’t settle to do anything. Having said that, today my back is fine...touch wood!
by Octavia
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks auto for the back suggestion- I’ve often felt I could do with a bar to dangle from! DD has a ballet bar so I could kneel down and try dangling from that, though it’s probably still not high enough. Interesting to hear that it works for you.
by Octavia
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Tonight I thought it was time I put my skinny jeans on again. Haven’t worn them in months. They are uncomfortably tight, but then they always were. I think I’m going to steer clear of those baggy trousers. I might send them to a charity shop. If I need to wear something really comfortable it will ha...
by Octavia
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Weight the same this morning. Am struggling with back pain at the moment. I think it’s partly because of my habit of sleeping on my front - am trying to change that, and using pillows and cushions to alter the angle of my back - but I’m sure it’s been exacerbated by lifting heavy shopping bags since...
by Octavia
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3186
Views: 1142860

Re: automated eating tracker

...it’s a tough subject, this getting older business, and I’ve felt it quite strongly recently. I’m 54 now, and my ability to disguise myself as a 39 year old is being challenged, despite a plethora of cosmetic talents including making my own hair extensions!!! :lol: During lockdown there seems to b...
by Octavia
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Hi Pinkhippie, I found that bit interesting too, what Dr Helen says about the way we’re more likely to choose junk food if we’re not hungry and healthy food if we are. I really must read her book again, and Dr Glenn’s. I often find that I quickly forget a lot of good content...I wish I could retain ...
by Octavia
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 401
Views: 63965

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

...I’m impressed too, pinkhippie! When the noise mounts up in our house I can get furious, and then I start to feel frightened that I’m going mad. Eg. DD (17) likes to watch grim, macabre unsolved real life mysteries on TV, and will try to get me involved in speculating what happened to the girl who...
by Octavia
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3186
Views: 1142860

Re: automated eating tracker

Hello dear Auto! It was so great to hear from you on my thread. I was saying to Linda, I was slightly afraid to come back to No S and find that all my buddies had moved on... ugh, what a thought! So happy you’re still here. And impressed that you are still doing your moderate eating routine. How is ...
by Octavia
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4213
Views: 1631855

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hello dear Linda! I’ve just returned to No S after a few months where it all ‘went to pot’ and I couldn’t figure out how to get any sort of willpower going. My compulsion to just have what I want when I want it became too strong. But after reading a couple of helpful books, I seem to have sort of ga...
by Octavia
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Warmest hugs to you too, Auto and Pink Hippie! I have really missed my No S friends, and it’s lovely to be back. I was interested to see that you also read Dr Helen’s book, Pinkhippie. It’s certainly not a perfect book, is it - I’ve found a few mistakes and confusing things - but there is lots of ne...
by Octavia
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Back after a long break - hoping everyone is well, coping, managing to keep a sense of humour...I have been thinking about you all and wondering how you are. I would have checked in earlier, but as the demands of social media have grown, I’ve actually developed pains in my hands from typing, tapping...
by Octavia
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Phew - I can’t believe it’s been two months since I checked in! In that time, things have shifted in a few ways. I’m still not sure of my way forward, as my willpower seems to have dwindled to nothing, and yet it’s not all bad. Work is more settled and I’ve got used to the recent changes. I was very...
by Octavia
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4213
Views: 1631855

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Hope the reflux settles soon, Linda.
Have a great weekend.
x
by Octavia
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dalia negra
Replies: 207
Views: 59262

Re: Dalia negra

Great to have you back, Dalia! Hope things continue to go well.
x
by Octavia
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3186
Views: 1142860

Re: automated eating tracker

Happy birthday Auto! 💐🎂🥳
by Octavia
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I certainly do understand. I’m in a cynical mood too! I had trouble sleeping last night because I was feeling so trapped, knowing I need to look after myself better but somehow not being able to. I can’t figure it out, as I have just the one child, and my work has a certain flexibility. Thinking abo...
by Octavia
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Felt really good this morning about the weight. But the frustrations of the day have gradually mounted, ending up in two lapses despite my earlier high morale and motivation. Work - didn’t get as much done as I’d hoped. Domestic - had to basically prepare 3 separate dinners and drive DD to her part ...
by Octavia
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks, Linda! I have had a bit of time off the boards, thinking about a personalised plan for myself, but generally having no willpower to carry anything out! I’ve had a cold, so it’s just been a case of fighting to get through a tough work week. But it’s interesting you mention fasting, because I ...
by Octavia
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

...I think the important thing for me right now is to recognise that I needed to have a couple of weeks of extra calories, but that doesn’t mean this is a permanent state of affairs and that all discipline must be rejected!
by Octavia
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks Auto - yes, experimentation without giving up, without having tantrums, knowing that eating optimally in our society is difficult...we have to just keep trying different ways. I’ve just had a phase of splurging on chocolate, but I don’t want to continue doing this. I think I let myself get to...
by Octavia
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thank you all. I’ve overeaten a little this week, but still feeling a determination to look after myself better. Work has been stressful, with lots of changes, and I have a cold, but these things are just reminding me that I want to prioritise health and energy. I don’t think my three meals a day ha...
by Octavia
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4213
Views: 1631855

Re: Linda's daily check-in

A quick hi from me. Haven’t been posting for a little while - you know, unmotivated about No S-related stuff, stressed at work, got a cold, really enjoying breaking No S rules, blah blah! Anyway I’m relating to a lot of the things you’ve said recently Linda. Especially those feelings of insecurity w...
by Octavia
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I’ve had a good few days. I seem to have been focussing on the idea of eating for energy, and tuning into what my body needs...keeping tabs on how much fruit and veg I’ve eaten throughout the day, how much protein I’ve had, how much water and so on. Without particularly trying to block my unhealthy ...
by Octavia
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Dalia negra
Replies: 207
Views: 59262

Re: Dalia negra

Hi Dalia, This eating business is a real bummer. Excuse my French (do you have that phrase in Spanish? :)). We are just not designed to resist food. It is so hard. I’m not seeing any success either, I haven’t been truly Green for months! I just want to say, I sympathise with your feelings. But we ar...
by Octavia
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Dalia! It’s so good to hear from you. Hope you are well. x
by Octavia
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3186
Views: 1142860

Re: automated eating tracker

To grey or not to grey is a very personal question...but it sounds like a fun adventure for you right now, something new and exciting. You might find all sorts of new colours suit you! Also, it would be practical and easy to care for! You might feel really liberated. And if not, you can change your ...
by Octavia
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3186
Views: 1142860

Re: automated eating tracker

...I had to do my jog-walk thing in the rain, too! I felt quite hard-core. :lol: It’s true we are expected to be and do everything for our kids - I have memories when we’d take DD ice skating with friends on a Sunday morning, all go on the ice, then back to our house to make dinner for the friends. ...
by Octavia
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

It’s my bedtime, but just wanted to say thanks for your incredible kindness, Auto. And I so appreciate those hugs. Yes, things have felt difficult since I had that accident. There have been a few things to deal with and my coping muscle is tired. I’m living too much in my head. But tomorrow is anoth...
by Octavia
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Ha! The lead wasn’t plugged in! :lol: I’ve been for a little run - the first of the season, as the weather has cooled down now, and I’m planning to replace my walks with runs, or rather, jog-walks, which is what I do. I didn’t push myself too hard, as I like it to stay reasonably enjoyable, but I di...
by Octavia
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Oh dear, it’s been a bad week on No S. Despite feeling very committed and good about it last weekend, I have failed almost every day. I think this is because I expect the habitual element to see me through, as it has done for a long time, but the bad habits have gained too much strength. Not sure wh...
by Octavia
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks Candace!

Hey, I’m ahead of you now.... I turned 54 this month! 8) :)
by Octavia
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks, Auto and Honey! :)
by Octavia
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sharon's daily check-in
Replies: 316
Views: 98932

Re: Sharon's daily check-in

I want NoS to be the unsurprising way I live my life, not some special thing I need support for. I don't log into a community to make sure I brush my teeth every day or make my bed each morning. I really want to try to pretend I'm a conventional French woman eating the traditional French way, as if...
by Octavia
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sharon's daily check-in
Replies: 316
Views: 98932

Re: Sharon's daily check-in

Great points from Auto. I feel the same, the basic habits are so fundamental to me now, even though I feel I’ve been through a phase of relative failure! It really is a long-term journey and there’s so much to learn - I do feel I need to learn the same lessons over and over again sometimes.
by Octavia
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4213
Views: 1631855

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Take care Linda, I hope you have a refreshing break and come back to us feeling happy and strong. The boards can be a bit like Facebook I guess - it’s possible to be triggered by all sorts of random stuff. Will miss your posts but look forward to hearing from you again soon. X
by Octavia
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Pinkhippies daily check in
Replies: 401
Views: 63965

Re: Pinkhippies daily check in

Sounds like you are doing so well, Pinkhippie! :) Yes, mother-style exercise...I used to pace up and down a short, unlit street in the pitch dark while DD was in an evening ballet class. This was in a nice little English village where stupidly there was no street lighting! I felt like a right twit a...
by Octavia
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

I had a wonderful feeling tonight, realising that although I’ve been rather uncommitted to No S for a few months, the basic habits are still there without me even trying. In other words, I have owned them, they are truly my own, not an imposition. Realising this has given me a real incentive to carr...
by Octavia
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3186
Views: 1142860

Re: automated eating tracker

Hope you’re feeling better today, Auto. Fainting is such a weird experience. The last time it happened to me, I woke up going ‘I didn’t faint! I didn’t! I was just having a rest!’ :lol:
It took me a few seconds to work out that I had indeed fainted...
by Octavia
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

PS Auto, you should do that workout clothes plan. It’s a fab idea! Workout clothes have a deep effect on our subconscious minds, I think, leading to more energetic, vital behaviour! Someone (YOU!) should design a range of workout clothes smart enough to wear in the classroom or office.
by Octavia
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks Auto and Sharon! That’s it in a nutshell. Freedom of choice, and I guess, playing roles, as ‘all the world’s a stage’...different days call for different roles. I’m a painter as a hobby and love playing with colours, textures and shapes. So I will always love dressing up. I think I often resi...
by Octavia
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

...I’ve probably said this before, but I do think that superficial tricks can affect us on a deeper level. I think many of my self-esteem issues stem from points in my childhood when I felt excluded from the community of girls - I didn’t have the skinny body, the long hair, the fashionable nylon clo...
by Octavia
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Definitely. I often eat when I get a feeling of not knowing what to do next. Or I do know, but don’t want to do it. Beneath those angsty feelings are probably deeper feelings, neurotic blocks. But it’s not always like that: last night I was just congratulating myself for enjoying a spartan but thera...
by Octavia
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks Linda! I wasn’t able to post much last week as the internet connection was bad. Not eating too brilliantly at present, but not exactly doing badly, and I’ve been focusing on strengthening myself emotionally. I seem to be galloping though self help articles and journaling like a fiend! The art...
by Octavia
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3186
Views: 1142860

Re: automated eating tracker

I love to see your process ; I think it is helpful for those who read it too. it’s certainly helpful for me, thanks Auto for sharing your journey. I too squash anger beneath other emotions - for me, to it’s usually intense fear. I seem to experience anger as hatred, and I get really terrified that ...
by Octavia
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: An underrated key to No S success: Reframing 'Self-Discipline'
Replies: 8
Views: 7344

Re: An underrated key to No S success: Reframing 'Self-Discipline'

Some fantastic stuff here. Thanks simmstone. I think I’ve always instinctively been aware of this concept - that there must be a pleasurable payoff - but it so often eludes me. I forget to enjoy No S!
by Octavia
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: TRAC77 daily check in
Replies: 39
Views: 9209

Re: TRAC77 daily check in

Good luck Trac! :)
by Octavia
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Thanks, Candace! Great to be back.
by Octavia
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

...out of curiosity I just did an estimate of how many calories I’ve eaten today. I know it was just a guess, but it came to under 1500! Even if I’ve underestimated, I reckon I’ve had a very moderate day. So what did I do to achieve this? I had a small breakfast, I didn’t snack till this evening’s f...
by Octavia
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Oh rats, I’ve just eaten a few pieces of chocolate. FAIL! We went out to dinner and I had just a main, which I didn’t finish, and a single glass of wine. So far so good. But somehow after this, I was tired and my willpower was non existent. We needed to call in at the supermarket, and oh dear, I sud...
by Octavia
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins
Replies: 166
Views: 30055

Re: Candace's Newbie Check-Ins

...just popping by to say hi. Hope all’s well with you Candace!
by Octavia
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4213
Views: 1631855

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Oh, I just left you a big message then lost my internet connection and it disappeared! :x I’ll try again! It was a bit of a rambler, just saying that I too have eaten tons this weekend, and am now thinking of spending a fun hour making up new, personalised diet plans for myself! I certainly haven’t ...
by Octavia
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Helloooo! I think our posts must have crossed. Have left a right rambler for you! X
by Octavia
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 3186
Views: 1142860

Re: automated eating tracker

Hi Auto, I’ve not been around for a while, but have been thinking about you, and my other good friends here on No S! First, belated congratulations over your amazing alcohol-free streak. I felt so inspired to read about all the benefits you’ve racked up. Especially the one about feeling there’s more...
by Octavia
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

PS thanks Auto, for your comment above! Glad you enjoyed the conversation. :)
by Octavia
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Octavia is finally checking in!
Replies: 720
Views: 212816

Re: Octavia is finally checking in!

Back again, after a spell away, simply not getting round to checking in, being too distracted. There’s been lots of extra work over the summer, some significant changes to my working life, and a nice little health scare which found me back at the old breast clinic. Nothing to worry about, I’m glad t...
by Octavia
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: flyingpig checkin
Replies: 729
Views: 203740

Re: flyingpig checkin

...for a moment I thought I was reading one of my own posts....the words ‘Pringles’ and ‘massive bar of chocolate’... :lol: I sympathise, flying! :) it’s something I occasionally do...refuse a nice polite snack only to go home and have something worse. Tricky! Willpower does run down. On good days I...