Minimizer Just Checking In

Counting carbs/calories is a drag. Obsessive scale stepping is a recipe for despair. If you want to count something, "days on habit" is a much better metric. Checking off days on a calendar would do just fine, but if you do it here you get accountability and support. Here's how. Start a new topic in this forum called (say) "Your Name Daily Check In." Then every N day post a "reply" to that topic as to whether you stayed on habit. A simple "<font color="green">SUCCESS</font>" or "<font color="red">FAILURE</font>" (or your preferred euphemism if that's too harsh) is sufficient, but obviously you're welcome to write more if you want. On S-days just register that you're taking an S-day. You don't have to do this forever, just until you're confident you've built the habit. Feel free to check in weekly or monthly or sporadically instead of daily. Feel free also to track other habits besides No-s (I'm keeping this forum under No-s because that's what the vast majority are using it for). See also my <a href="/habitcal/">HabitCal</a> tool for another more formal (and perhaps complementary) way to track habits.

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Post by oolala53 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:16 pm

Smart goals. Check in only when it works for you.
Count plates, not calories. 10 years "during"
Age 66
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
1/12-26.8
3/13-24.9 +/- 8-lb. 3 yrs
9/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
3/18 22.2
2 yrs flux
6/21 22

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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Post by automatedeating » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:41 am

Whatever works!
We are with you. :)
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
8/14-24.5
5/15-26.2
1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9
3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0; 9/20-23.6

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Post by minimizer » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:14 pm

February 1, 2018

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

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Post by minimizer » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:16 pm

April 5, 2018

Weight 139
BMI 26.3

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Post by minimizer » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:52 pm

I'm going to print out the articles that I have bookmarked here on my 'daily' posts.

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Post by minimizer » Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:20 pm

138# BMI 26.1

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Post by Soprano » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:59 am

Interesting thanks for posting

Jx
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Post by automatedeating » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:07 am

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.
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
8/14-24.5
5/15-26.2
1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9
3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0; 9/20-23.6

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Post by minimizer » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:22 pm

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.

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Post by eschano » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:54 am

Thanks for the interesting link! Diabetis runs in the family so I’m very interested.
eschano - Vanilla rocks!

July 2012- January 2016
Started again July 2018

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Post by minimizer » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:19 pm

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

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Post by minimizer » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:20 am

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

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Post by minimizer » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:33 am

16:8

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Post by minimizer » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:38 am

Weight: 135
BMI: 25.5

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Post by minimizer » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:05 pm

134#
bmi: 25.3

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Post by automatedeating » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:51 pm

Hey there minimizer! :-)

Looks like you are doing well and I'm so delighted to see you on the boards!
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
8/14-24.5
5/15-26.2
1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9
3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0; 9/20-23.6

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Post by minimizer » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:01 am

Yes, thanks, Auto. Your stats look very good!

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Post by minimizer » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:02 am

133#
BMI 25.1

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Post by minimizer » Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:05 pm

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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Post by minimizer » Mon May 20, 2019 4:13 pm

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:

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Post by automatedeating » Tue May 21, 2019 10:59 pm

Hi Minimizer! So nice to see you on the boards!!!! :lol: 8) :P
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
8/14-24.5
5/15-26.2
1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9
3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0; 9/20-23.6

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Post by minimizer » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:07 pm

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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Post by minimizer » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:32 am

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

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Post by automatedeating » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:21 pm

How are things going for you in the non-food areas?
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
8/14-24.5
5/15-26.2
1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9
3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0; 9/20-23.6

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Post by minimizer » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:47 pm

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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Post by minimizer » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:52 am

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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Post by automatedeating » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:02 am

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.
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
8/14-24.5
5/15-26.2
1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9
3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0; 9/20-23.6

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Post by minimizer » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:13 am

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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Post by minimizer » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:03 pm

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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Post by automatedeating » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:02 am

Yay, a blood sugar testing friend! :lol:
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
8/14-24.5
5/15-26.2
1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9
3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0; 9/20-23.6

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Post by minimizer » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:00 pm

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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Post by minimizer » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:02 am

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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Post by minimizer » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:56 pm

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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Post by minimizer » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:34 pm

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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Post by oolala53 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:08 pm

Congrats on a good week. Good luck Monday!
Count plates, not calories. 10 years "during"
Age 66
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
1/12-26.8
3/13-24.9 +/- 8-lb. 3 yrs
9/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
3/18 22.2
2 yrs flux
6/21 22

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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Post by automatedeating » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:21 am

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.
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
8/14-24.5
5/15-26.2
1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9
3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0; 9/20-23.6

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Post by minimizer » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:41 pm

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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Post by minimizer » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:44 pm

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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Post by lpearlmom » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:46 am

Sorry you’re going through a stressful time. Glad you were able to stick to your NoS routine though. 💜
Put in reasonable, sustainable perimeters on your eating and exercise and then get on with the rest of your life.


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Post by minimizer » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:31 pm

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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Post by minimizer » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:50 pm

Midweek check-in. Doing well, so far so good. 136#. BMI 25.7

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Post by minimizer » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:27 am

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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Post by minimizer » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:18 pm

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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Post by minimizer » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:22 am

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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Post by minimizer » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:50 pm

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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Post by minimizer » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:37 am

"Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult." Samuel Johnson

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Post by automatedeating » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:09 pm

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)
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
8/14-24.5
5/15-26.2
1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9
3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0; 9/20-23.6

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Post by minimizer » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:45 am

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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Post by minimizer » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:07 am

Eating plant based for the past week.
Wt 133
BMI 25.1

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Post by minimizer » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:00 pm

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
Last edited by minimizer on Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:35 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by automatedeating » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:19 pm

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....
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
8/14-24.5
5/15-26.2
1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9
3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0; 9/20-23.6

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Post by minimizer » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:35 pm

Weight: 120
BMI: 22.7
Starting over this week with good habits.

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Post by automatedeating » Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:41 pm

Hey nice to see you on the boards!
You've lost some significant weight in the past year! What's been your story? :-)
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
8/14-24.5
5/15-26.2
1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9
3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0; 9/20-23.6

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Post by Whosonfirst » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:55 pm

minimizer wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:35 pm
Weight: 120
BMI: 22.7
Starting over this week with good habits.
Wow, congratulations. Great progress on weight and BMI!
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Current weight(9/2020)-212 lbs.
Goal Weight- 205 lbs.
NoS Goal: >= 80% Success days

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Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Post by minimizer » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:34 pm

I've been very ill since last year and that's why the weight loss. I'm recovering now, getting back my strength and energy. No S habits will hopefully now help me to maintain my weight. Three healthful meals a day.

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Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Post by automatedeating » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:19 am

I'm so sorry to hear about your poor health, Minimizer! I would love to hear more about your journey if you have some of it you feel safe to share.

How is the situation going with your parents? I know that you were already dealing with a lot of stressful things - do you think stress contributed to your serious illness?
Month/Year-BMI
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8/14-24.5
5/15-26.2
1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9
3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0; 9/20-23.6

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Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Post by minimizer » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:51 pm

The day after my last post last November, I noticed a lump in my neck. One thing led to another and I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma in February. I do believe that lots of stress contributed to my illness. I also believe that glyphosates in our food supply is partly to blame as well. I ate oatmeal just about every day, sometimes twice a day! Bread, grains, almonds, hummus, etc...glyohosates are bad news. I completed chemotherapy this summer. My scans show that I'm all clear now. I plan to stay healthy now and maintain the weight I lost during my illness. Quality meals (mostly organic), three times a day--that is a practical way to accomplish my health and weight goals. So I'm back!

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Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Post by automatedeating » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:16 am

So, so, SO glad to have you back and showing clear scans!

I have been listening to a lot of podcasts about glycophates lately, actually, so it's interesting that you specifically pointed that out as something you are avoiding now.

And isn't it great that NoS is such a big tent? 3 meals a day, whatever works for you, and we are all here to support one another. Hugs, Minimizer - you're a special one and I'm so grateful to see your posts and share your journey.
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8/14-24.5
5/15-26.2
1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9
3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0; 9/20-23.6

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Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Post by ladybird30 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:44 am

Hi Minimizer, you have had a rough time. Good to have you back and all the best.
Three meals a day - not too little not too much, but just right

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Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Post by Whosonfirst » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:53 pm

minimizer wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:34 pm
I've been very ill since last year and that's why the weight loss. I'm recovering now, getting back my strength and energy. No S habits will hopefully now help me to maintain my weight. Three healthful meals a day.
Wow, I'm sorry for my previous comment on your weight loss. Glad to hear you're recovering now. Get well.
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Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Post by minimizer » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:14 pm

It's ok, Whosonfirst, my post was very vague.

Thank you, Auto, for your kind words. I hope you're doing well. I read your post that your Mother has dementia. I'm so sorry. My own Mother did pass away in February with end-stage Alzheimer's. She's in a much better place now. My Dad is still living but he does have dementia. We have help with caring for him now so the stress with that situation has lessened.

I'm glad to be able to fast between meals now. It actually feels like a treat after having to try to eat small amounts of food often, in order to manage a queasy stomach for several months.

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Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Post by minimizer » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:32 pm

Organic Greek yogurt & organic blueberries & peach slices & organic pecans & organic ground flax seeds; org. black tea.

Ezekiel bread slice w/org. slice cheese, & garden cherry tomatoes; organic sweet potato; org. corn; Brazil nuts.

Dandelion root tea w/org milk.

Vegetable soup; garden tomato & mayo & Ezekiel bread; navel orange.

Organic milk w/Pom

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Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Post by minimizer » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:46 pm

Org Greek yogurt & org banana half & org pecans & org flax seeds; org black tea

Ezekiel bread & organic banana half

Veg soup; org spaghetti & org marinara & fresh mozzarella; garden yellow squash; Brazil nuts

Org milk
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Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Post by minimizer » Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:24 am

Getting tested for celiac and H. Pylori this week.

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Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Post by minimizer » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:48 am

Thursday:

Greek yogurt, banana, flax seeds; black tea

spaghetti & marinara & mozzarella; yellow squash

dandelion root tea w/milk

sweet potato; kale; cooked apples; milk

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Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Post by minimizer » Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:28 pm

Friday:

Greek yogurt (org) & org blueberries & org flax seeds; Brazil nuts; org black tea

Ezekiel bread (2) & thin ham slices; org cooked apples & org pecans & org Greek yogurt

org Dandelion root tea & org milk; org milk & Pom

Ezekiel bread (1) & org Colby Jack cheese slice; org spinach; org applesauce & org pecans & org Greek yogurt

Cup of org chamomile/lavender tea

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Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Post by minimizer » Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:31 pm

I have started trying to eliminate certain foods in order to control GERD symptoms.
Also hoping to avoid taking Pepcid or other drugs.
It's becoming evident that I'll probably have to cut out the pecans. Weaning myself
from caffeine too--this morning I only had 1/2 cup of black tea.
I hope to be able to keep to the three meals a day and not have to eat several smaller
meals. This morning I weighed 118 lbs.

Org Greek yogurt & Org banana & Org pecans & Org flax seeds; Org black tea (1/2 cup)

Org Ezekiel bread; org Greek yogurt & banana; Brazil nuts

Org Milk & Pom
Org Dandelion root tea & org milk

Org Vegetable soup w/org tofu; org Ezekiel bread; org applesauce

Org chamomile/lavender tea
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Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Post by automatedeating » Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:03 pm

What's BBL?

Hey I'm doing an elimination diet starting on Monday! 30 days no grains, sugars, dairy. I already avoid grains (talk about glyphosates!) and sugar (unless I'm off the rails), but I've never tried no dairy! Eeek!

Anyway, starches are what gave me heartburn (I only suffered occasionally but the incidences were increasing each year). When I gave them up, I don't have heartburn anymore. But everyone is different and I love that you are experimenting.

Will be fascinating to get your results back on your H.pylori and Celiac! I was listening to a podcast the other day and they were talking about how Irish Setters (the dog breed) are practically gone these days. They are genetically very gluten-intolerant and started getting really sick when, in the 50's or 60's (can't remember exactly when) the dog foods all started containing grains.
Month/Year-BMI
8/13-26.3
8/14-24.5
5/15-26.2
1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9
3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
3/19-22.1; 10/19-21.8
6/20-22.5; 7/20-23.0; 9/20-23.6

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Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Post by minimizer » Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:40 am

Hi Auto,
BBL meant Be Back Later (to finish recording my daily menu)

That's sad about Irish Setters. They seem to be a high-strung breed but they're such beautiful dogs.

Interesting about the no grains & dairy. Is it the Whole 30 plan? I've tried that and felt really good but couldn't stay with it for long. I think that organic grains have far less glyphosates that regular grains but might still have more than I realize. Well if find that I'm celiac then I'll avoid them altogether. I have been eating wheat so hopefully the test will be accurate. I should find out results next week. Good luck on your thirty-day elimination diet! (Experimenting with how different foods affect me is always interesting--sort of a "hobby" really! ha!)

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Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Post by minimizer » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:21 pm

Still plugging along.
I post my menu on some days, not always.
I try to limit my time on my computer and phone.
My weight has been 118 for about a week now, BMI 22.3

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Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Post by minimizer » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:37 pm

Org oatmeal, org blueberries, whey protein, org flax seeds; black tea

Leftover scalloped potatoes; org Ezekiel bread, garden tomato slices; Brazil nuts

Org Dandy tea w/org milk

Org Chickpea curry & org brown rice; org sweet potato; org milk

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Re: Minimizer Just Checking In

Post by minimizer » Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:00 am

Org oats, org blueberries, yogurt, org flax seeds; org dandy tea w/org milk

Org Ezekiel bread, org cheese, org tomato; org banana & org yogurt

Vegetable soup; org garden yellow squash; org toast & org butter; org banana & yogurt

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