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7/30/21 10:53 A

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Glad we connected via email. Will say a final bye close to the 17th

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7/19/21 2:46 P

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I’ve been doing more walking. I am more interested now in clearing glucose from bloodstream since I saw the A1c number. Still haven’t added resistance. I am not even in prediabetic range but the closest I have been. Can I control this without giving up my whole starches? I hope so.

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*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
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7/8/21 7:47 A

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Thanks I found it and will download it soon
New house is exciting and a lot of work
Have a similar problem with COVID lockdown I have done very few miles but more than a year since service. Plan to get one in the net few weeks

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7/8/21 12:52 A

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It's called Vocabulary Builder by a test prep company called Magoosh. I tried a couple of other vocab apps but they were free only for a limited time. This one doesn't even have pop up ads. But I'm almost done with it. That's how much I'm avoiding other tasks.

Sounds very exciting about your new house, Kitten. It's "work" on the weekends, but it will be propelling you forward and that is not as draining, in my opinion. It's the stuff we'd rather not do that can be so tiring.

Had a mammogram this morning and finally took one of my cars in for the first service since a year ago March . I bet I didn't put 3,000 miles on the car, but the front license plate was falling off, too, and in such a way you really had to be able to get up under the bumper to reattach it. It was just under $60. They said I actually don't need another service for 5,000 miles. Did some food shopping in between and got in 14,500 steps with that and walking back from car repair shop. No wonder I needed a nap!

Nine years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
10 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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7/7/21 10:43 A

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I had a very challenging week! My brothers were in town and so we were trying to balance spending time with them and my two nephews and getting things done for our new house.

We closed on our new house on Wednesday and this past weekend moved in the majority of our furniture and tons of boxes. Then we stayed there for the weekend and unpacked and organized as much as we could.

Then my 3 year old got sick on Monday and so we headed home right around lunch and tended to him.

Last night, I went back out there with more boxes of things so that I could measure out some things in the house so we can buy some items. It was a LONG night, but I'm proud of myself! This past weekend and last night were physical challenges that I managed to get through without injury, but I am physically sore and tired.

We will be spending most weekends at the new house and weekdays at the current house until August. So every weekend will be spent lifting, carrying, unpacking, organizing, and very little relaxation. With that in mind, I am planning on not doing much tonight LOL.

Our new house has a jaccuzzi tub in the master bathroom, so on Sunday night I took a bath and I think that did wonders. It felt amazing and I felt refreshed when I got out. I am planning on using that as much as possible! And it's big enough for my hubby to get use out of it as well, so he took advantage on Sunday night as well!

So much is happening and there's so much more to do, but I'm seeing progress and am feeling good about where I am at this stage in the game.

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7/7/21 10:23 A

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I have a few food problems myself. I have IBS but cannot quite identify any specific food. I have a problem with red food dye some give me hives
Slowly we are returning to normal with activities but I think many changes are permanent
What s the vocabulary app?.

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I am only partly interested in losing weight. More concerned that I made moves away from the foods that were supposed to cause these problems.

An interesting point about the motivation of those who become dieticians. I guess every specialty has its biases as well.

Gave up a solitaire game but convinced myself it was okay to download a vocabulary app which spent lots of time on, not reading a few things for my acting and meditation classes. Bah!

But I did go to two Shakespeare readings today one on Zoom midday and the other this evening the first live one we've had since March of 2020. It was combined with a Zoom version which was projected onto a big screen. I got to say hi from the "stage" to a Zoom friend up in the LA area (I'm in San Diego) that has seen me only in my livingroom.

Nine years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
10 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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7/6/21 10:39 P

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7/5/21 8:35 A

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I spend way too many hours playing the card games.
I am not well have flu since Friday
Today a water pipe broke and wet a lot of stuff in the kitchen. Took me a few hours work. I need to buy a hose tomorrow.
One problem is that people with eating disorders become dieticians and nutritional and I can but wonder about the accuracy of their advice. Even given the advice is good everyone reacts differently. a few people I know have had a lot of success with the Keto diet

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7/2/21 6:39 P

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I wrote a blog about how down I am that all the sacrifices I've made over the last 18 months to further refine my diet have not yielded very good results, or ones I can crow about. Things aren't terrible but they aren't better and I am just a little bit away from being pre-diabetic even though I have cut out so much! I can't stand the idea that the low carb people might be right, as I love my whole grains and beans and have figured out how to make meals pretty easily. There is so much conflicting information on nutrition and I had opted for certain recommendations but here I am with rising bad cholesterol and blood glucose and dropping good cholesterol and calcium. If I can be the same weight and have the same health outcome if I eat less "healthily," what's the incentive anymore?

Have got to review a meditation lesson from last week and do some other strategies for anxiety relief. Sometimes I wish I could be like my parents who seemed satisfied with so little in life, though I know they had their disappointments. But they seemed content with themselves, not always thinking they needed to be improving or setting new goals. Then again they had accomplished some of the things society says to bet on, so they had that.

I am going through a bit of withdrawal, too, having given up a game app that I found I was spending HOURS a day playing while not accomplishing other things that might give me more satisfaction, but are more challenging. I find I cannot suddenly fill all my time with those other things, though. More will than I have yet.



Nine years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
10 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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6/25/21 6:54 A

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I think the gap is to share supply. It does seem the same for most people and they text me every week to see how I am going asking if I have been well.
Many people have left Spark. I went round my friend list to say goodbye and some were already gone.
I plan to stay till the end
I did a very short course of acting and it was fun but you are trying Shakespeare which has a long history and is formal. It is good to have such an interest.

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6/25/21 12:54 A

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There is a part of me that is not accepting that Spark is going away. Even though there are now only a few people who know me here, or that I know, it still feels so familiar. And I have so much history here that someone can look up if she wanted. But maybe it's better to start fresh. I've also thought I spend too much time on Spark, though I haven't lately. But what will take even its small, but significant place? It makes it more obvious that I don't have that many connections in real life, either.

Had my acting class. Continues to be challenging because I can't really summon the sensory experiences, though the teacher said he encounters this in every class. Apparently he has some alternate technique but wants me to try what we do now for at least another week as sometimes it kicks in for people. I don't even feel I can afford to be hopeful because that doesn't seem to make things happen for me and then I feel even more disappointed. It sounds like such a great technique, but I can't let myself believe that everything depends on it. Some part of me looks for reasons something will be too hard. I won't let her rule!

Nine years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
10 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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Oh, definitely. I read of successes on fasting, but I also read of people continuing to binge during their feeding time, and of weight loss stopping even when people fast for 36, 48, or more hours a few times a week. Where do you go from there? I just listened to an interview of a woman, obviously obese who had done mulitple bouts of different fasting regimes with no weight loss or moderation of her eating until she got very focused on protein (no meat, though) and micronutrients. Am I willing to go that far? She was eating even weirder than I do.

May I ask why there is such a gap between your first and second? Because it is so hard to find?

Nine years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
10 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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6/23/21 7:00 A

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There seem to be evidence that intermittent fasting works but moderation is still needed.

As to vaccines I have had my first and second due August. I want to visit my family. I had to put an effort into getting vaccinated and would have abandoned my effort if not wanting a visit. Many don't have my incentive and feel safe. I do think restrictions regard travel, socializing will happen in future. My daughter and son in law have both been hospitalized with blood clots.



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6/22/21 8:51 P

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I wish I understood the terror over vaccines. Terror is a repeat of 500,000 deaths and lingering problems for hundreds of thousands more. Is there anything vaccines have done in even close numbers? I read a book decades ago that said if there is anything that is going to sink humans, it is the lack ability to understand probability. Anti vaxxers are probably the same people who are eating and drinking themselves to death, or to decades of degenerative disease., and thinking it's all bad luck when they get cancer, heart disease or diabetes. Oh, I'd better stop.


I went through a fasting phase awhile back, having read all the stuff- on ADF, 5:2, Eat Stop Eat, 8/16, etc. before Fung published his books. (or the new queen, Gin Stephens.) I didn't actually like him that much because he is so sarcastic about CICO. You're telling me that people who fast 36 hours a few times a week and then eat three meals a day no snacks on the other days aren't eating fewer calories over a week or month? Yes, I understand it isn't the only metric and the hours in ketosis are healing, but it implies people can pig out during their eating window and be fine. Some can, but most pay a high price. And he jumped on the low carb bandwagon way too fast for someone who used more traditional societies (non-snackers, non-junkfood eaters, but high carb eaters) as a reason to stop snacking but never explained why they seem to do so well not eating much meat or dairy. Guess you can tell which side I'm on, which does'nt mean I don't admit that to treat true disease, temporary diets of even foods I wouldn't eat permanently may be appropriate and even long term for some. Okay enough of that second soap box, too. But along the fasting lines, I have become intrigued by a site called Data Driven Fasting. (They, too , are too meat oriented for my taste, but they recommend their regime only a month at time.They would hate my grains but tell that to the Blue Zones people.) Their premise is that a person should use her blood sugar readings to determine when it is time to eat, that she should wait until blood sugar after a meal has returned to a baseline she figures out over three days before she eats again, even if that means skipping a regular meal time. Then she should eat the most nutritiously dense food possible and then wait for lowered blood sugar before the next meal. It sounds like it means people eat only two meals a day, one a generous main meal where they are sure to get good quality food and plenty of it. He claims it helps people get in true touch with their real hunger instead of reading every twitch as a sign to eat, especially to eat cookies and chips. The Zoe testing showed me that I am eating mostly high quality meals by the ZOE standards (different from his since they are focused on the microbiome in addition to glucose and fat metabolizing) but it has not changed my annoying hunger issue. Maybe if I had a real reading to guide me, I could tough it out longer between feedings. Or I could find out that I do indeed need food even when I don't feel the old stirrings of an empty stomach. I don't HAVE to lose any weight, but my bodyfat is nearly 30% and I have wondered if I could get the body to burn some of that off without cutting calories drastically. But I would have to be in deficit. Well, I'm not going to try to figure it out this week. They have a 30 day challenge on Facebook coming up in July. I'd have to do some real retooling if I were going to add animal foods in for awhile. But I'll just live with my fat (still in my corret BMI zone) and a weird appetite rather than add them back in quantity for now. Or after the 30 days.

The Zoe test I took has galvanized even more my willingness to keep most foods that drive my glucose up a lot out of the mix. That means none of my old binge foods. Except for a couple of ounces of pasta or an equivalent bread product no more than a few times a week. If I overdid those, I would oust them, too. I even stopped eating my daily dose of dried figs. The fact that I have almost no bad bugs in my colon has reinforced that I think I'm doing the right thing. I believe that is from a lot less animal food and almost no sugar over the last year and a half, and a lot more freggies, legumes, and true whole grains, rarely rice, over the last decade. When I binged, it is so clear to me now that I wasn't just feeding my addiction; I was feeding the addiction of those bad bugs! It wasn't JUST my lizard brain, though it was probably relaying the signals, telling me to go for the dense non-nutritive calories. I wasn't thinking it then, but now it is a rather powerful image to want to avoid growing a colony of damaging microbes slowly degenerating my systems. Who's in charge, me or damaging gut guys? I won't starve, but they will when I eat right.

On the other hand, I've been bingeing on online solitaire and too much nutrition obsession about stuff I already know and do. BUT I've also gone to three group meditative therapy sessions since Saturday morning, and met for coffee with one of the participants of the meditation class that just ended. All eight of us were on the west coast, but she happens to live about 40 minutes away so we met halfway. Our group agreed to meet regularly but only once a month. I think she and I will keep up more often than that. So I am doing something to advance my life. Got to acknowledge the positives!

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 6/23/2021 (15:23)
Nine years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
10 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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6/21/21 11:22 A

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I've been successfully intermittent fasting for 2 weeks now. Not losing any weight, but glad I'm sticking to it.

I have slipped up a bit on my calories per day, but not by much. I think this is good progress for me.

On the personal side, we did lots of different activities this weekend including a bike ride, strawberry picking, and mini-golf.

It was so nice to be out and about doing things again after all of this quarantine stuff. Makes me wonder if I should just give up on trying to avoid gatherings altogether, but since the kids aren't vaccinated, I need to make sure that I don't just give in to the normalcy of it all and risk my kids' health because of it.

This slow transition back to normal has been painful for all of us. I constantly worry if I should be more restrictive while my kids think I'm still being too restrictive.

They're going to summer school without masks, activities outside without masks, etc. I mean, I hope most adults are vaccinated, but who knows? So many people are terrified of this vaccine and are waiting it out. Meanwhile, I'm hoping those people don't get sick and pass it on to my kids...

I know everyone has their reasons to get vaccinated or not, but I just wish I knew who to avoid and who is safe to let my kids be around without their masks on. It's all very frustrating.

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So happy! Leaving for Toronto on Friday! emoticon Trying to really eat properly so I will feel good in my body when I go.












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6/15/21 8:49 A

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emoticon on house sale
Still here

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6/10/21 2:29 P

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Yup! Open house on Saturday and Sunday - a few showings on Saturday. Got two offers and accepted one on Tuesday emoticon

We don't have to move yet. We close on our new house end of June and the current house mid-August, so we have plenty of time to move out and get situated.

Just glad it was quick and now we're moving forward - unlike the house search which took 4 months.

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Wow, didn't you just show it this past weekend? Or were you prepping for this weekend? In any case, congrats!

When my sister in Idaho decided she and her husband needed to move back to SoCal, they put the house up for sale, found a buyer, and had bought back into a project they had lived in before in 36 hours.

I looked up Spark on FB and it had several groups though none of them looked new. I didn't investigate further. It seems like it could be a giant mess there. I am in another group on FB devoted to my original eating plan and new people keep posting the same questions, never scroll to see if they've been answered before, keep posting new stuff that drives down topics they could easily add to instead of starting new discussions, etc. Yet the group goes on.

If anyone has any ideas for how we could convene someplace else eventually, let me know.



Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 6/10/2021 (14:19)
Nine years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
10 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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Congrats Kitten!












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Sold my house on Tuesday! So now we're just working through the underwriting closing information for the new home and getting the kids registered for school, utilities set up, etc.

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6/9/21 5:15 P

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BTW, if it helps anyone to be reminded- it can help if you are trying to stick to a certain eating window especially- the commitment thread is good for posting when you will eat your next food. Jol1 has used it for years with excellent results. She often posts a few times a day, but you can use it at the end of your eating window. She doesn't report back if she made it but that is another possibility, as recording success is associated with good new habit formation.

Nine years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
10 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Such a shock about the shutdown of Sparkpeople. A few of us have been keeping the 21-day streak going since 2010. I used it more like a blog spot for my most intense times but that was years ago. Trying to find those... I have to admit that I wouldn't pay, though, unless it was a really nominal amount. I have been on Spark since 2007, but things didn't gel until the end of 2009.

Congrats on getting your house just about ready, Kitten. I've never been the one selling a house I lived in. What a job that would be.

I met with my meditation group today for the first time in a couple of weeks. It started fine but then got into some stuff that is way out of my league. Others seem so positive and happy about their results, talking about so often feeling joy and peace. I can feel calm at times, but I rarely feel what I would call peace because a part of me is waiting for the next jolt. It is not a thing I feel I have conscious control over as it seems to be automatic. I guess I have a high standard for joy, too. I can feel temporarily happy over some good situation, but rarely anything I would call joy. This meditation class is supposed to help people access peace independent of circumstances. I continue to feel that I am dependent on things going my way for that. For example, I called Verizon because my phone bill for my international calls was $130 more than I had been quoted before the trip. That set me off! I was ready for a fight because that has often been my experience. It did get resolved with less turmoil than I expected, but I felt a level of tension for the 20 minutes of the call that I had really hoped with all my work would have been lower. I wish I could start by assuming that things will get resolved and face only later if they don't so that I spend less time feeling anxious. Just telling myself beforehand that it will go well doesn't work for me. I experienced tons of anxiety on my trip over using the public transport to get places on time, worrying about how I was coming off in my scene, and getting the correct covid tests to be able to fly. The websites were so confusing and the pharmacies were trying to sell the higher priced test, but I couldn't feel sure that I was right about the cheaper test ($75 instead of of $200) until the British Airways person gave me my boarding pass. I could hardly sleep the night before, yet I had nothing to worry about.

Well, I have only a couple of months to get better about writing and linking blogs instead of these long comments on threads!


Nine years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
10 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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I am in shock over Sparkpeople closing down. A few of us have been keeping the 21-day streak going since 2010. I used it more like a blog spot for my most intense times but that was years ago. Trying to find those posts sounds like a lot of work but I've thought for years of gathering them and possibly even publishing them.

I have to admit that I wouldn't pay to participate on a new site, though, unless it was a really nominal amount.

Congrats on getting your house just about ready, Kitten. I've never been the one selling a house I lived in. What a job that would be.

I met with my meditation group today for the first time in a couple of weeks. It started fine but then got into some stuff that is way out of my league. Others seem so positive and happy about their results, talking about so often feeling joy and peace. I can feel calm at times, but I rarely feel what I would call peace because a part of me is waiting for the next jolt. It is not thing I feel I have conscious control over as it seems to be automatic. I guess I have a high standard for joy, too. I can feel temporarily happy over some good situation, but rarely anything I would call joy. This meditation class is supposed to help people access peace independent of circumstances. I continue to feel that I am depended on things going my way for that. I called Verizon because my phone bill for my international calls was $130 more than I had been quoted before the trip. That set me off! I was ready for a fight because that has often been my experience. It did get resolved with less turmoil than I expected, but I felt a level of tension that I had really hoped with all my work to would have been lower, I wish I could start by assuming that things will get resolved and face only later if they don't so that I spend less time feeling anxious. Just telling myself beforehand that it will go well doesn't work for me. It just feels like so much work to so frequently be dealing with my anxious mind and its effects on my body. Yet people with chronic illness don't have life any better, so I try to keep things in perspective.

Oaxaca, I don't want to lose touch with you! Or any of you, but the Mexico thing is a bigger wrinkle, unless we somehow all meet up on the FB group? Or the new site? I used a link for signing up for free on the article but it just brought me to the same page again.

I will talk about some food issues on the streak thread.



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*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
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Welcome back Oolalal glad your trip went well
Sad Spark is closing. I was wondering if I should copy some stuff also

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Did I really not post for all of May? I was on my trip to England from May 17 through midnight of June 5. I need to write some blogs about it. It’s been hard to organize myself since I got back. I have not actually even completely unpacked. There is a bit of a void after having to spend so much mental energy getting ready for two plays and then being absorbed in tourist stuff. And once again supposed to quarantine. Sleep is off. I thought it was almost back in line but then got overwhelmingly fatigued in the early evening and ended up sleeping until about 11, so now I’m awake.

I don’t understand this change of Spark. Could all my thousands of posts actually be gone? I’ve often thought I should be writing all my posts in word documents and then copying and pasting them. I have toyed with the idea of compiling them into some kind of publication. For the kind of digging back through years of posts, it’s not actually that long until August 17. Anyway, sorry to be so impersonal right now but I shouldn’t be on electronics at all. I’ll catch up on everybody tomorrow.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 6/9/2021 (03:35)
Nine years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
10 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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This is what I am hearing on other groups. I will keep posting

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As of August 17 , with the changes to Spark, I will not be able to sign in from Mexico... emoticon

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Good luck with your open house
Nothing planned for today but nice weather so a little gardening

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Well we got through it and the pictures got taken. I haven't seen them yet, so not sure how good they turned out yet.

But I feel like everything looked good.

Now we just have to do the condition report and get the lawn cleaned up for our open house on Saturday.

We've kept the house suprisingly clean, so I feel like we are in a good position. I just can't wait to be done with all of this.

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Shopping today and stuck to good food
How is the housework going?

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Tuesday went okay till bedtime then I had a piece of chocolate
All this housework!

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I lost 2 pounds in one week!

We've gotten the house ready to show finally and it's beautiful! Was supposed to have a house cleaner come in this morning, but just found out she got into a car accident leaving her house!

So now I have to figure out how to work and clean the house myself before the photographers come!

OMG!

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So I've been successfully sticking to my intermittant fasting diet since I started. I'm excited to weigh myself on Monday morning to see if it's doing anything yet.

I haven't really been working out though due to having so much to do around the house!

Wednesday, I was in bed all day with a fever and fatigue due to having the 2nd round of my COVID shot the day before.

Yesterday, I spent almost all of my time after work sorting, organizing, filling up boxes to declutter my house, and destroying a box spring that was in our basement because that was easier than taking it apart to bring it upstairs.

Our inspector comes today to do a pre-inspection on our house and then it's back to finishing decluttering, organizing, and cleaning!

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I am trying intermittent fasting too. I could eat non-stop from 4 to 10pm
Wishing us both success

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So I'm back to "intermittant fasting" to get my night eating under control.

I'm planning on eating between 10:30am and 6:30pm each day.

I'll have to adjust it to eat earlier in the morning if it doesn't work with breastfeeding, but I've read up on it and it seems like as long as I don't do a full day fast, it shouldn't be an issue!

So I weighed myself yesterday and I'm going to try to only weigh myself once a week this time. I weighed in at 170.0 which is disappointing, but we'll see what happens after a week of controlling my eating hours.

Wish me luck!!!

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Kitten.....those night binges...my issue my entire life....and so tough to stop them....good luck to us both!












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Man, so I have backslid horribly. I think that eating is my stress relief right now.

So I've decided today that I'm going to set a weight goal. Once I hit it, my reward will be getting the cut and color I've wanted for like more than 5 years now.

Here's to starting over.

First step is stopping my night binges and eating more reasonably during the day.
Second step is upping my workout game.
Third step is just keeping that up.

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New week always opportunity or new start.

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Yes constructive criticism has a tolerance point.
I went to a live theater performance on Sunday first time for about 10 years. "Boeing Boeing" I enjoyed it and will go again. When my mum was alive we went often.


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Some of the acting stuff has been both exhilarating and frustrating this week. I have to use it not to let myself make global pronouncements on myself if I don’t get perfect approval. I know I have sometimes judged other people for wanting kudos for what I call the kindergarten scribble, but I find I can take only so much constructive criticism at a time before the air starts to go out of the balloon. I don’t want to become a punching bag, but I want to get better at being objective about corrections.

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Nine years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
10 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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My life between meals? HOT....95 degrees here every day!












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Sad your leaving but wishing you success

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Wished Kathryn well on the counting streak. It's been a privilege to watch her journey.

Didn't get my exercise in today but participated in a 3-hour rehearsal -mostly scenes I was not involved in- and an hour of vocal coaching. The VC was very different from what I expected, but also very interesting. Had a visit from a mutual friend who brought me an early model of a Vitamix from a friend who is moving away. The mutual friend is also moving away around the same time, but to a different city. He will be only an hour away, but still. I am having to work not to panic, as these two have been the people I have communicated with most regularly over the last year. I've whined about it before, but just can't get over how I can have lived in a city since 1980 and have such a fragile support network. These two were the people I put down for local emergency contacts. There is no one else I would feel okay putting down now. My previous best friend who moved away feels the same.

But health is good, I can pay my bills, and manage my daily life!

I have a special 75+-minute meditation coming up. Maybe I'll still take a walk after that. Thankfully my neighborhood is safe.

Nine years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
10 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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Team I am sad to say i am leaving the team. I have been in therapy for what I thought was binge eating when I was pointed out I dont binge, just every now and than over eat.

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We had a bad night here hubby almost fall out of bed. I am a light sleeper and woke right up to get to him and swing his legs up.

Today went to a garage sale and got two big roller suitcases for $20. Both in almost new condition. The management is talking again about remoding and said they would put us up for 7 weeks in another apartment or motel. We need an apartment with grab bars in the bathroom and Ron needs his hospital bed. We are to pack what we need for the seven weeks. I dont know what they plan to do about my plants. Well they say it will start in November or December. I just like to be prepared

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Today our VA caregiver came and I rode the light rail train to the Supermarket. I stocked up on bottled drinks and the cart was heavy. I topped it off with three big family size packs of chicken. It was on sale for half price. My little top of frig freezer is full.

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So yesterday, despite my best intentions, everything went off the rails again.

My hubby tweaked his back and so I was tending to him and the kids and by the time the baby went to bed, I didn't really feel like working out.

Plus I injured my ankle last weekend and so I'm still a little gunshy about working out.

I just feel so out of sorts.

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