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Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:16 pm
by oolala53
Smart goals. Check in only when it works for you.

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:41 am
by automatedeating
Whatever works!
We are with you. :)

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:14 pm
by minimizer
February 1, 2018

Height: 5'1"
Weight: 142
BMI: 26.8

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:16 pm
by minimizer
April 5, 2018

Weight 139
BMI 26.3

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:52 pm
by minimizer
I'm going to print out the articles that I have bookmarked here on my 'daily' posts.

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:20 pm
by minimizer
138# BMI 26.1

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:29 am
by minimizer

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:59 am
by Soprano
Interesting thanks for posting

Jx

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:07 am
by automatedeating
Hi minimizer! Glad to see you posted! Now I'm going to read the article you linked.

Ok, I read it -- then went and found the original study. How totally fascinating, yes!
I was particularly interested because I have mild prediabetes and would like to curtail any worsening of it.

Here's the abstract:

Early Time-Restricted Feeding Improves Insulin Sensitivity, Blood Pressure, and Oxidative Stress Even without Weight Loss in Men with Prediabetes.
Sutton EF1, Beyl R1, Early KS2, Cefalu WT3, Ravussin E1, Peterson CM4.
Author information
Abstract
Intermittent fasting (IF) improves cardiometabolic health; however, it is unknown whether these effects are due solely to weight loss. We conducted the first supervised controlled feeding trial to test whether IF has benefits independent of weight loss by feeding participants enough food to maintain their weight. Our proof-of-concept study also constitutes the first trial of early time-restricted feeding (eTRF), a form of IF that involves eating early in the day to be in alignment with circadian rhythms in metabolism. Men with prediabetes were randomized to eTRF (6-hr feeding period, with dinner before 3 p.m.) or a control schedule (12-hr feeding period) for 5 weeks and later crossed over to the other schedule. eTRF improved insulin sensitivity, β cell responsiveness, blood pressure, oxidative stress, and appetite. We demonstrate for the first time in humans that eTRF improves some aspects of cardiometabolic health and that IF's effects are not solely due to weight loss.

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:22 pm
by minimizer
Yes, I am afraid that I'm headed to the prediabetic range myself.
I have to get serious about reversing this...I plan to start
posting my meals (including timing) next week.

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:54 am
by eschano
Thanks for the interesting link! Diabetis runs in the family so I’m very interested.

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:19 pm
by minimizer
BR:
oatmeal, Greek yogurt, banana; two cups black tea
1/2 cup lactose-free 2% milk

Lun:
chicken, carrots, broccoli, corn
cup lactose-free 2% milk

Aft: 1/2 cup lactose-free 2% milk; cup black tea

Din: Salmon filet, baked potato/butter, collard greens,
blueberries, banana, & Greek yogurt

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:20 am
by minimizer
Br:
oatmeal, whey protein, banana, flax; 2 c black tea; 1/2 c. L-F 2% milk

Lun:
salmon, baked potato, butter, ff Gr yogurt, pecans

Aft: coffee & 2% L-F milk

Din:
vegetarian chili, carrots, blueberries, cup 2% L-F milk

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:33 am
by minimizer
16:8

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:38 am
by minimizer
Weight: 135
BMI: 25.5

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:05 pm
by minimizer
134#
bmi: 25.3

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:51 pm
by automatedeating
Hey there minimizer! :-)

Looks like you are doing well and I'm so delighted to see you on the boards!

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:01 am
by minimizer
Yes, thanks, Auto. Your stats look very good!

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:02 am
by minimizer
133#
BMI 25.1

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:05 pm
by minimizer
Holidays, blah. Who needs 'em? I could live without them.
Glad that tomorrow is my favorite day:
January 1st, the beginning of a new year and I am hopeful.

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Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 4:13 pm
by minimizer
BR: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, flax seeds; black tea; coffee w/milk

LUNCH: English muffin w/butter; green peas w/butter; milk w/Pom; supplements

DINNER:

Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 10:59 pm
by automatedeating
Hi Minimizer! So nice to see you on the boards!!!! :lol: 8) :P

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Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:07 pm
by minimizer
Yes, I'm here from time to time.
Br: oatmeal, banana, whey protein, flax seeds; one cup of coffee, ff milk
Lun: canned salmon/mayo, ww pita, blueberries, ff milk
Din:

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Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:32 am
by minimizer
oatmeal, cooked apples; coffee w/milk

leftover tamale pie, slice Havarti cheese; leftover collard greens; dandy tea w/milk

chicken salad w/pecans, 1/2 ww pita; steamed cauli & carrots; ff Greek yogurt & banana

cup milk

Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:21 pm
by automatedeating
How are things going for you in the non-food areas?

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Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:47 pm
by minimizer
You're doing so well, auto! That's great, I am happy for you.

Lots of family stress going on here, several stressors in fact, but I will try to not complain...
BMI currently 26.1

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oatmeal, banana, flax seeds; coffee w/milk

small ww pita, slice Havarti cheese; dandy tea w/milk

rotisserie chicken leg & wing; spinach; small ww pita; fresh blueberries; milk

leftover chicken; banana; peanut butter
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Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:52 am
by minimizer
Still stress eating. Ongoing family stressors. It seems to me that if I could control one thing in my life, it could be my eating. Scheduling meals has been difficult however.

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Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:02 am
by automatedeating
Oh, minimizer, sorry to hear that the family stressors continue. And controlling our eating is HARD to do when we are stressed! That is the easiest and first thing to often go in our routines. We lose our self-care and aren't always as gentle with ourselves as we really need.

Please feel free to share however much you want here. We are here to support you.

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Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:13 am
by minimizer
Hey Auto, I caught up with some of your recent posts. I have also had fasting blood sugar issues. I'm afraid I'm becoming pre-diabetic as well.
I need to work on that (and I know that ongoing stress is not helping either).

It looks like you are doing very well! I'm glad.
I have managed to do well yesterday and today. Writing down my meals, no snacks, no seconds, no sweets.

The stressful family issues have to do with very elderly parents and some heavy decisions being made about their care.
This has been ongoing for quite some time and I expect it to be a big stress for my husband and myself for some time to come.
We have to deal with it one day at a time, I know. If I feel that I have control over my daily food, I will feel like I'm
on top of something at least. I'm going to make the effort.

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Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:03 pm
by minimizer
I had a pretty excellent weekend, eating-wise. I'm glad.
I have ordered a blood glucose monitoring kit which is due to
arrive tomorrow, so I'll be keeping track of my fasting blood
glucose. I have walked around 30-40 minutes most evenings lately.

Today (so far):

Breakfast: oatmeal, banana, plain fat-free organic yogurt, flax seeds
Black English breakfast tea. 1% milk.

Lunch: walnuts & plain ff organic yogurt; Ezekiel toast w/slice of Cheddar;
baby carrots

Supper: turkey patty with cabbage, carrots, marinara, curry, evoo; ratatouille; milk with Pom

Coconut La Croix with Pom

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Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:02 am
by automatedeating
Yay, a blood sugar testing friend! :lol:

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Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:00 pm
by minimizer
Yes, the glucose monitor kit arrived today, now I have to learn how to use it.
Hope it's not difficult--I can look for Youtube tutorials.
(Weight: 138)

Breakfast: oatmeal, banana, plain fat-free Greek yogurt, flax seeds; black tea

Lunch: boiled egg & mayo (egg salad) on slice Ezekiel bread; leftover ratatouille; leftover cooked cabbage & carrots with slice of Cheddar; 1% milk

Supper: salmon loaf; steamed pea pods & steamed carrots; kale cooked with evoo; 1% milk with Pom

Night; La Croix with Pom

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Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:02 am
by minimizer
Br: oatmeal, banana, yogurt, flax seeds; black tea; milk
Lun: potluck--one plate of food, no sweets
Sup: leftovers; milk
Night: la Croix; milk

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Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:56 pm
by minimizer
Br: oatmeal, banana, yogurt, flax seeds; black tea; milk
Lun: egg salad, slice Ezekiel bread; baby carrots; ff Gr yogurt with walnuts
Sup: two slices Ezekiel bread, marainara, two slices Havarti; banana; Brazil nuts; 1% milk
I'm reading my No S Diet book again, every word, cover to cover. Inspirational.

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Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:34 pm
by minimizer
Had a good week, having a sensible weekend.
Working on reducing stress and hopefully better
sleep as well.
Stressful Monday coming up.

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Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:08 pm
by oolala53
Congrats on a good week. Good luck Monday!

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Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:21 am
by automatedeating
Minimizer - I hope Monday goes OK.
Sometimes I use this at work when I get triggered:
S - stop
T - take a few breaths
O - observe what's happening in my body
P - practice identifying, naming, and riding out the feeling

The problem is this process takes me a long time, but I still find it useful and worthwhile. Baby steps getting faster at processing my feelings "in the moment" of the stressor.

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Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:41 pm
by minimizer
That's good to remember, Auto.
I also remember being told by a therapist years ago that if I'm starting
to have anxiety that is leading to a panic attack, that it's a good idea
to place my attention on something that is happening outside of myself
and focus on that, in order to take the attention away from the extremely
uncomfortable feeling of extreme anxiety and panic.
Yesterday was very exhausting--I had to go to court in order to obtain
guardianship of one of my parents. It's a very difficult situation but it
was decided that this was a very necessary thing to do. The good news
is that I was successful with no snacks, no sweets, no seconds. Feeling
that I have control over what and when I eat is something at least!
Going with the momentum from last week into this week with another
successful day so far today.

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Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:44 pm
by minimizer
breakfast: oatmeal, banana, ff plain Greek yogurt, flax seeds; black tea

lunch: Ezekiel bread; ff plain Greek yogurt; Brazil nuts; baby carrots; ginger tea; milk with Pom

dinner: salmon/mayo, slice Ezekiel bread; green beans; cooked apples with ff yogurt & walnuts

tonight: milk

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Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:46 am
by lpearlmom
Sorry you’re going through a stressful time. Glad you were able to stick to your NoS routine though. 💜

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Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:31 pm
by minimizer
Yes, thanks, it's good to feel in control of something (what & when I eat).
Br: oatmeal, banana, yogurt, flax seeds; black tea
Lun: egg salad, Ezekiel bread; kale
Din: tofu, cabbage, carrots; Ezekiel bread; milk with Pom

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Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:50 pm
by minimizer
Midweek check-in. Doing well, so far so good. 136#. BMI 25.7

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Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:27 am
by minimizer
Br... oatmeal, banana, yogurt, flax seeds; black tea; milk
Lun...Ez. bread, Swiss cheese, marinara; steamed carrots & cauli; banana, yogurt, walnuts; almond butter
Din....salmon w/Mayo on slice Ez. bread; kale&evoo; Brazil nuts; orange; milk w/Pom

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Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:18 pm
by minimizer
Br... oatmeal, banana, yogurt, flax; black tea; milk
Lun...Ez. brd, Swiss, marinara; Brazil nuts; carrots&cauli
Din...chicken&peas curry; kale; ratatouille

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Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:22 am
by minimizer
br...oatmeal, banana, yogurt, flax; black tea; milk
lun...egg salad on Ez brd; yogurt w/blueberries & walnuts
din...chicken curry; ratouille; steamed carrots & cauli; Ez brd; milk & Pom
night...chamomile tea

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Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:50 pm
by minimizer
Br... oatmeal, banana, yogurt, flax; black tea; milk
Lun...sl Ez brd, sl Swiss, marinara; Brazil nuts
Din...chicken chili, spinach, orange/yogurt/walnuts
Night...milk

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Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:37 am
by minimizer
"Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult." Samuel Johnson

Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:09 pm
by automatedeating
What a QUOTE!!!!!!! I could put this on my door at work. LOVE IT. Many essays could be written.

BTW, I smiled when I saw your new shorthand for quick entries. We all find our system, and it appears you have a good one going for you right now. 8)

Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:45 am
by minimizer
Thanks, Auto.
I'm doing well, not posting every day, awfully busy with parents
and life, but what I'm eating is in my control.
135#

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Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:07 am
by minimizer
Eating plant based for the past week.
Wt 133
BMI 25.1

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Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:00 pm
by minimizer
Br: oatmeal, banana, yogurt, flax seeds; dandy tea w/milk
Lun: chicken-vegetable soup
Aft: peppermint tea
Sup: fish fingers, jacket potato, spaghetti squash; blueberries, milk
Night: dandy tea w/milk

Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:19 pm
by automatedeating
Hi there minimizer! Here's to a good weekend with some decent self-care time for yourself. I know your life has been extra stressful for many months now....