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by JWL
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Hi all, First of all, congrats Blondie, if you read this. The cover looks great, if a bit too plasticky-fake-makeup. But what do you expect from a mass media publication! Under all that greasepaint, YOU look great! :-D Big news today. I stepped on the scale and it read: 309.8 This is significant for...
by JWL
Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ok, honesty time and for me, that's HUGE! I need help.
Replies: 8
Views: 3217

I have a few thoughts for you. First, the main goal is to develop new habits, in accordance with the No-S rules. Remember that. Drink Lots of water. Whenever you feel hungry, have a big, tall glass. Keep telling yourself that you can do this, your body can survive for MANY MANY days without food. So...
by JWL
Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: disappointed
Replies: 10
Views: 3973

Another point of view on this: your situation (being bummed because you lost weight.... LOL) is nothing more than your old, destructive habit of yo-yo dieting reasserting itself. You expect to lose quickly, so you can gain it back again. This is not about scales. This is about CREATING NEW HABITS. K...
by JWL
Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oops!...unintentional binging
Replies: 15
Views: 5917

I too struggle with binge eating, especially at night. When I binge, it's almost never because I'm hungry. It's because part of me wants to eat, wants that satisfaction of tasting yummy food right freakin now. When I CHOOSE to binge (and it is vital that I remember that bingeing is a choice) I am ma...
by JWL
Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Another update. First, I've now given up coffee entirely! Or at least, as a daily necessity. I've had 2-3 cups of coffee in the past month. I endured the caffeine headaches for 2-3 days, and that was it. Secondly, my tire is STILL buried under snow in our yard. Our plow guy covered it, and it is sti...
by JWL
Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: look what I saw on Amazon
Replies: 5
Views: 2715

look what I saw on Amazon

from the No-S book page:
Only 5 left in stock--order soon (more on the way).
Almost sold out! Wow!
by JWL
Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Seeker's Question, Shaman's Answer
Replies: 4
Views: 2245

Seeker's Question, Shaman's Answer

A Seeker's Question:
Why do we continue to do things to ourselves that we KNOW are not good for us, that we know will harm us and bring no enduring benefit?

A Shaman's Answer:
Because we are not yet good enough at loving ourselves.
by JWL
Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Four weeks with Shovelglove (updated 5/11)
Replies: 6
Views: 5333

Buddhalite, in addition to 2nding the other warnings about going slow, I have to ask: what are the 3 songs?!?? :-)
by JWL
Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Just crazy enough to work
Replies: 4
Views: 3382

welcome, mbarlowe..... good luck!

You can easily lose the 55 lbs. Develop good habits and the rest will take care of itself. It's only a matter of time.....
by JWL
Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Planning on starting Shovelglove
Replies: 5
Views: 4136

Hello newbies! :-) Welcome to shovelglove. I've been doing this for several years now.... I think you are both very smart to start slow. This is a very strenuous (and fun!) exercise, you will work muscles you didn't know you had. :-) If you are like me, the first week or two will be EXTREMELY challe...
by JWL
Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shoveling snow
Replies: 2
Views: 3034

And it just gets better. We have about 18" of snow at the moment along with zero-degree temperatures and high winds (wind chill is tens of degrees below zero). Last night, our heat went out, as did our gas stove. Turns out the gas regulator froze (it had about an inch of ice caked around it, solid, ...
by JWL
Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:43 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shoveling snow
Replies: 2
Views: 3034

Shoveling snow

I'm presently experiencing my first Maine Wintah(tm) as a homeowner. This of course means shoveling snow.

Let me just say that there is no better training for shoveling snow than shovelglove.

'Nuff said.
by JWL
Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: not sure if it's genuine shovelglove, but.... BEAT THE TIRE!
Replies: 4
Views: 8715

Yeah, that's the video I saw that made me really want to try this. :-) I do bend my knees a bit more, I wouldn't say it's a full squat, maybe halfway between what he does and a squat. Of course, my tire is smaller and is right on the ground (so it's lower), plus I'm probably taller than he is. So I ...
by JWL
Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: not sure if it's genuine shovelglove, but.... BEAT THE TIRE!
Replies: 4
Views: 8715

not sure if it's genuine shovelglove, but.... BEAT THE TIRE!

I'm not sure this counts as shovelglove, as it must be done outdoors, you need more than just a sledgehammer, and it doesn't simulate "useful movements" per se. Basically, it's beating a tire, which seems to be one of the more common sledgehammer exercises out there. I've been wanting to try this fo...
by JWL
Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

A few more notes I wanted to add. First, last March I officially gave up half/half and sweetener in my coffees (my preferred sweetener was maple syrup in my iced americanos). I have been considering a move toward a vegan diet, and half and half (along with cheese) are the last 2 strongholds of dairy...
by JWL
Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:42 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: sledgehammer walking
Replies: 5
Views: 4820

I had my 10#er in the house, the 8# is out in the garage and I didn't feel like getting it (cold and rainy outside). I wasn't able to do the 2-handed version, the one at the beginning of the video. I had better luck with the one-handed version starting at 0:38. I was able to go all the up to the ham...
by JWL
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:56 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Newbie ... Degraded Beast
Replies: 7
Views: 5195

welcome! You have good goals; regular exercise and meditation are both incredibly fruitful for mind, body, and spirit. :-) A 10-lb sledge is nothing to sneeze at! I'm a big guy, 6'4", over 300lbs, and have spent time in gyms over the years (think NFL offensive guard). I started on a 10 pounder and i...
by JWL
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Pain or soreness after doing the Churn Butter
Replies: 2
Views: 3037

Hi Per, Yes, soreness is common in your first week of shovelgloving. If you aren't sore that week, then I think you're probably doing something wrong. :wink: Just take it easy. Do the moves that cause the soreness very slowly, enough to stretch the muscle a bit (I think this feels really good, perso...
by JWL
Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Down 15 pounds
Replies: 5
Views: 2991

congrats Jack!

Slow and steady wins the race. Not to mention enjoys the trip. :-)
by JWL
Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: My Shovelglove
Replies: 5
Views: 5299

that's awesome!

Definitely the award for cutest shovelglove I've yet seen....

:-)
by JWL
Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: To the lady shuggers...
Replies: 9
Views: 6913

I'm not a lady but I am a shugger. LOL I don't think getting too big, like bodybuilder big, is a concern in general for women who use any sort of weight training. Genetically speaking, for the most part, it's hard for anyone, and especially women, to look like Ahh-nuld. People who get weightlifter-b...
by JWL
Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: 20lb sledge
Replies: 13
Views: 11855

I have several hammers that I use, a 4# framing hammer for one-handed stuff, then an 8#, 10#, and my 16# (with the fiberglass handle... yech). A hardware store near me actually stocks 20# hammers with wood handles... and I'm thinking about taking the plunge. I use my 16# regularly, and I've been doi...
by JWL
Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm hungry
Replies: 6
Views: 3083

I just put this in another thread, but is' very apt here. I wrote about this a couple years ago on this forum.... my favorite "Jedi mind trick" when you feel hungry. If you are feeling the sensation of hunger in your body, it means that your body needs energy. If you don't eat, then the only place y...
by JWL
Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Please--some advice needed
Replies: 7
Views: 3170

Good stuff here. Personally, I generally do 2 meals per day, that's what feels natural to me, and my meals are probably a bit larger than most. I don't generally want to snack, until my favorite old personal demon crops up, which is late night eating. What I would do is take your lunch with you each...
by JWL
Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: naked shovelgloving
Replies: 6
Views: 5549

Yeah, I haven't had a cover on my sledges in a long time. I'm just extra careful. No incidents yet *knock on wood... NOT with a sledgehammer*

The reason is that I occasionally actually need to use my hammers as a hammer....
by JWL
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Ridicule from family and friends:(
Replies: 24
Views: 15362

hey there Paek, Yeah I pretty much agree with what's been said. But then I'm the guy who shuggs in public whenever possible, just to watch 'em stare. :-) The results speak for themselves. I used to lift in the gym all the time, and when I started shugging I pretty quickly got stronger than I'd ever ...
by JWL
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

BTW, I'm sort of interested in the new HabitCal. Not quite sure how it works, I've doing a similar thing on paper here since I started my detox. Perhaps I'll move that to the virtual world...

15000th post on this forum.... heh.
by JWL
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Back again!

Yes, I'm still alive! LOL It's been an interesting year. No-S wise, I sort of dropped the ball last year during the detox and then spent most of the year coasting. I didn't really do No-s, at least consciously. I started eating at night again, though the bingeing was at least somewhat less out-of-co...
by JWL
Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet Book
Replies: 83
Views: 36419

Congrats, Reinhard! I've been away from the forum for several months, but just found out about your book deal. That's exciting! Advice: Keep it simple. After all, simplicity is why No-S is so effective. Humor is good, too. Toward that end, I'd probably do something like this: Chapter One: The No-S D...
by JWL
Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Hindu excercises
Replies: 4
Views: 5684

Very cool!

I absolutely love both "Hindu Pushups" and "Hindu Squats" as a complement to shovelglove....

And that hammer exercise looks very cool....

Thanks for putting that up.....
by JWL
Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:08 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: What size hammer?
Replies: 17
Views: 10742

Or another option. Practice the "flip lever/no name" move with a broom so you feel like you have it. Then, go into the store, and try a set of 14 with a 8 or 10 pounder. If you can make it through the set effortlessly, then try the 10 or 12 pounder. Once you try this little experiment, your choice w...
by JWL
Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Hi all. Doing well on the No-S front. I did a weigh-in at 328.6 the other day, so that's good. Not much in the way of funny stuff since the 31st.... :) Exercise-wise, I've been taking it easy, I had some dental surgery today and I'm recovering nicely from it, and over the weekend I had a cold. So I'...
by JWL
Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Today's weigh-in: 331.4. More tangible evidence of my recent slackage. No matter, because my annual detox has begun! This year, my focus is on packing as much weight loss as possible into a 2 month period, between now and Yule. This means: -- no alcohol or meat, at all, ever between now and Yule -- ...
by JWL
Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Hi all, Still stupid busy in my reality, with music and other things. We're working feverishly in the studio to get this doggone demo finished... but it's looking like next week we really have a shot at finishing the first 3 songs for the CD.... so that our new demo will be complete. A couple snafus...
by JWL
Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Just Ordered My Sledge!
Replies: 19
Views: 9247

Hi Orvette, My advice is to stick with the 12 for a week, maybe two, to see if you can get used to it. That's a lot of weight though.... but you seem motivated/stoked about this. Give yourself time to get used to it though. BUT ABOVE ALL.... Do NOT let yourself give up because 'you need a lighter ha...
by JWL
Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Frustrated - anyone else have this problem?
Replies: 10
Views: 6711

I find that my body "rebels" whenever I try to do that which it is not used to doing... which sadly includes switching to something healthy (like starting an exercise program). The key, I find, is to ignore my body's rebellions as much as possible, and keep up the exercise program as much and as soo...
by JWL
Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: questions from a new shugger!
Replies: 13
Views: 8325

Hi Natasha... I personally don't bother with the gym. I can get more than enough weight training with shovelglove, and for "cardio" I can urban ranger, do squats, bodyweight exercises, yoga, and all kinds of other stuff. I've been doing this instead of the gym for over a year now, and I feel better ...
by JWL
Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Hi all, I did have a good vacation, apart from the fact that I shattered the handle on my 10# sledgehammer splitting wood. Finally got it replaced a couple days ago, used the 10#er and realized I need to sand down the new handle. Too rough. Overall things have been good, though I ate way too much on...
by JWL
Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Yesterday was ... yesterday. No-S wise, I had 2 small meals during the day, and was really hungry in the evening so I had another meal. Exercise: yesterday was the real-work-overrides-exercise thing. I cut up a bunch of lumber at a friends. Not really much work but I was surprisingly sore afterwards...
by JWL
Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:07 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Breathing question
Replies: 7
Views: 6125

I love it! mp3 link? Not yet. Patience, young Reinhardwalker. Still working on the album. Anyone ever notice that albums take a really long time to record? We've been at it since April, but we are in fact making weekly progress. I had hoped it would be done by the end of the summer, but obviously w...
by JWL
Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:20 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: $10 Indian Ghetto Clubs from Home Depot - with pics!
Replies: 9
Views: 13804

A while ago, I got a 4# framing hammer for my daughter to try shovelglove. I'm thinking about getting another one and doing club-like moves with the pair....
by JWL
Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

After a crappy weekend where I ate too much food and didn't exercise enough overall, today was a SUCCESS. Meal #1: burrito with cheese, wild rice, tofu and veggies, tomatoes, and lettuce, along with 3 leftover breadsticks and hummus. Meal #2: another burrito like before, with some hash browns. Took ...
by JWL
Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Is there a good place to rent audio books???
Replies: 14
Views: 13744

If you are up for downloading and burning to CD (or importing mp3s directly into your iPod-like-thingamahookie) try these (all free and legal):

http://www.audiobooksforfree.com/
http://librivox.org/completed-books/
http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/categories/1
by JWL
Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Not right now."
Replies: 15
Views: 6611

One of the beautiful things about No-S is that you can turn "not right now" into a positive: when you are hungry before mealtime and want to snack, say to yourself "not right now, I have a meal coming up in a few hours" or whatever.
by JWL
Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Breathing question
Replies: 7
Views: 6125

"Breathe" by Freakwitch lyrics by Matthew Shields It don't matter the situation There's always one thing you can do Pay attention to the way the air goes In and out of you You gotta learn how to breathe You gotta learn how to breathe It don't matter what you are doing Running a race or sitting still...
by JWL
Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Today's weigh-in: 326.0. This is good as I was up over 330 yesterday from water retention (gotta love processed foods). Yesterday was a mixed bag. I took it as an S-day because my wife and I went on one of our monthly(ish) dates. So dinner was some yummy meatloaf made from freerange beef, mashed pot...
by JWL
Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Today was a success. No-S Meal#1 was leftover pad thai from last night. I've only made this dish 3 or 4 times, but it's already one of my best and my favorites. Yum. Meal#2 was 2 veggie burgers and frozen french fries. This is about as close as I get to processed food. Quick and simple. At least I h...
by JWL
Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Urban Rangering shoes?
Replies: 13
Views: 17127

Hi Reinhard, yeah Tevas are awesome. I have a pair and they are definitely my summer shoes. I wear them as late into the year as possible, to be sure.... with thick socks I can pretty much wear them until it starts snowing, which is all-too-soon in Maine....

This inquiry is for my winter shoes....
by JWL
Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:40 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Urban Rangering shoes?
Replies: 13
Views: 17127

Urban Rangering shoes?

I want to ask people for recommendations for good urban rangering shoes. I'm a big guy, and when I walk I'm hard on my feet. The thing is, when I have good shoes I can walk pretty much as long as I want without getting too tired. Most of my rangering is in fact urban, though I do occasionally take h...
by JWL
Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Today was a well-earned success. No-S Meal 1 was leftover pasta with sauce and cheese. Meal#2 was a large plate -- but only one plate -- of my homemade pad thai with tofu, carrots, greenbeans, green onions, cilantro, crushed peanuts, and bean sprouts. Yum. Exercise I did an abbreviated shovelglove r...
by JWL
Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Two really cool things happened today.... First, my wife surprised me with a new pair of GoreTex LL Bean walking boots, which were badly needed.... my old boots were 3 or 4 years old and well worn. Second, I noticed that, for the first time in many moons, my trusty belt seems a bit loose.... time fo...
by JWL
Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Today was another S-Day. Meal #1 was a bagel, 2 slices of toast, cheddar cheese, and cherry tomatoes. Good plateful of food. Meal#2 was some of my wife's version of cottage pie (we call it "apartment pie") with an apple. Yummy stuff. Lots of water and coffee, as it was a work day on little sleep. No...
by JWL
Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Today's weigh in: 328.4. Still retaining water from the chinese food from last night.... bleah.
by JWL
Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benjumanji's check-in thread
Replies: 29
Views: 12337

Hi there, congrats on adapting to No-S. Regarding exercise, I'm becoming more and more convinced that the best exercise to do if you want to lose weight is rangering, urban or otherwise. If you aren't already, once you get used to walking without fatigue for an hour, start adding hills to your routi...
by JWL
Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Today was a mixed bag, but I'll call it a success. It was an S-Day, I usually take Fridays as such. My 2nd meal consisted of 2 small plates of food at my favorite Chinese buffet. A lot of food, and it will be interesting to see what the salt content does to my system at the weigh-in tomorrow. I also...
by JWL
Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

I wanted to record that my daughter and I took a 2.65 mile, 655 calorie walk , meandering up and down hills. The biggest uphill legs of our walk was up Mountfort St, and then up Fox St and Walnut St (the same 2 hills I walk up coming home from work). Meal #1 today was leftover pizza from last night....
by JWL
Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: 1st day of shovelglove
Replies: 3
Views: 3708

hey there, congrats on finding and doing shovelglove. I'd recommend sticking to the daily schedule; as you say doing this in the morning may be just the ticket to supplement your other training. In addition, this gives you a daily muscle-building component to help keep your body from burning muscle ...
by JWL
Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Hi Carol/Benjumanji....

Glad the Jedi Mind Trick works for you. Powerful little piece of cognitive metaprogramming.

Where in Maine are you? I'm in Portland....
by JWL
Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

This morning's weigh-in: 326.7. I had anticipated a bit of a rebound.... well there ya go. No worries.
by JWL
Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Today was .... a learning experience . The good: I had 2 meals. I reduced the size of the first meal; lately I'd been having a smoothie plus something with it. Today I just had the smoothie. I also did a nice shovelglove routine with the 16# hammer, except for chopping wood where I used the 10#. The...
by JWL
Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: homemade granola bars?
Replies: 10
Views: 4520

You're thinking of stevia. Not sure how that would work in baking, though.

My wife uses honey, and sometimes maple syrup.

Why do you want to avoid honey, just out of curiousity? As long as you aren't using refined sugar, I think it's OK....
by JWL
Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Long Lunches
Replies: 3
Views: 2355

Congrats silverfish! Though I enjoin you to be cautious treading the dark side.... LOL

You'll have to get used to adhering to No-S during the Power Lunch phenomenon....
by JWL
Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

This morning's weigh-in: 325.6. I weighed myself 3 times to double-check the accuracy, and got the same reading each time. Wow! Long walks must release lots of water weight; I certainly did sweat quite a bit yesterday.... Though with a loss as big as that one in one day (more than three pounds), I h...
by JWL
Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

The walk was my standard uphill, home from work walk, 1.42 miles and 354 calories burned.
by JWL
Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with hunger
Replies: 31
Views: 13560

Interesting! Good to know.... though with shuggage that's not a problem for us.... whee!
by JWL
Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

I can go ahead and call today a SUCCESS.

I documented much earlier, add to that a 12" subway sub for dinner. I'll also get another 30min of walking in for the trip home.

W00t!
by JWL
Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Today's been good so far, wanted to document a few things while they were fresh in my mind. First, I took a 2.7 mile, 672 calorie walk with my daughter and her dog. This was to drop them off at my wife's office for the 90 minute overlap between our work shifts today, then I came in to work. I'll als...
by JWL
Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with hunger
Replies: 31
Views: 13560

David, my understanding is that the body doesn't begin to feed on muscle tissue until a) there is no fat left, or b) you are enduring prison-camp, third-world-desert starvation conditions.

I could be wrong, but if one is dieting and exercising then one tends to build muscle and lose fat....
by JWL
Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

This morning's weigh-in: 328.9. Wanted to post that before I forgot the number.....
by JWL
Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:54 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else shovelglove in the "Nude"??
Replies: 8
Views: 6029

Yes, none of my hammers have anything soft wrapped around them. Not a big deal for me. Though the 4# framing hammer my daughter uses has a big thing of foam and duct tape around the edge. As far as nude shugging.... been known to once or twice. Shugging in underwear is actually a fairly common occur...
by JWL
Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with hunger
Replies: 31
Views: 13560

this question has been on my mind for some time, but especially vividly since I've been reasserting No-S the past few weeks. I'm training my mind to actually enjoy the sensation of being hungry. I regard this is a spiritual exercise, a discipline of sorts. Here are a few random thoughts on hunger: F...
by JWL
Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Today's weigh-in: 329.1. This is a good thing given my weekend, full of bad eating on S days. Yesterday my weigh in was actually 334.9, because I was retaining so much water. Bleah. Having said that, today was a success, even if it was another S-day. Apart from the 2 small slices of birthday cake (2...
by JWL
Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Yesterday was .... not too bad. No-S: I was awake at 6am and ravenously hungry. I had a small amount of leftover pasta then. Then around noon I was hungry again, so I made a smoothie. Then dinner was 2 veggie burgers, an ear of corn on the cob, and a salad. Well within No-S rules, but more than my n...
by JWL
Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 39988

Dude, I think you are missing the point. You are taking one example of how these exercises could affect the body (these exercises could improve vision) and running with it. Does exercise improve vision? I don't know. I'd wager that the vision of yoga masters, averaged up, is probably better than tha...
by JWL
Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

OK, been working a lot.... Sunday was definitely an S day. I didn't walk because I wanted to let my legs rest, but I did manage a set of 25 squats on one of my breaks at work. I had 2 meals, both were pasta (!). I also had a snack out of the vending machine, a small chicken sandwich and a soda. Mayb...
by JWL
Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:15 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 39988

OK, so let's try an example. Let's say I go to the optometrist, and I am tested with having 20/40 vision in one eye, and 20/80 in another. I decide I want to improve that, and my doktor prescribes 8 weeks of hardcore yoga and tai chi, including the Tibetan rites. On the way home, intrigued by the pr...
by JWL
Sun Sep 03, 2006 5:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Today was a SUCCESS. No-S Meal#1 was 2 bagels with cilantro hummus. Meal#2 was 4 slices of pizza and a salad. Lots of water drank. No funny stuff, which is especially cool since I worked! The meals today were very large though. I just got home from work a bit ago, and I'm still way full from dinner ...
by JWL
Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:21 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 39988

Hi SaveFerris, the Tibetan rites look like a yoga routine, basically. Yes, those are outrageous claims from a western perspective. But the nice thing about eastern exercises (yoga, t'ai chi, etc) is that they tend to work systemically, on both the body and the energy system (chi/qi etc) that animate...
by JWL
Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:07 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Walking benchmark
Replies: 4
Views: 6442

heh, yes I'm in Maine now, but my childhood was spent in the wild tracts of uncharted suburbia outside Cincinnati, Ohio....

Little snow, and utterly flat, at least that walk was....

:-)
by JWL
Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Protein Bars No S?
Replies: 6
Views: 3769

Agreed.... there isn't a huge difference between food availability in the US vs. the UK, at least based on my 2 week vacation there last year, my utter inability to find half and half for my coffee or tomahhhhto paste for a pasta sauce notwithstanding. :-) 2 major chains of grocers as described are ...
by JWL
Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Walking benchmark
Replies: 4
Views: 6442

Walking benchmark

I just had to post a quick note, I found this funny and a compelling image of my fitness/urban rangering issues in my lifetime. When I was a kid, one of the many kid-crises we had to deal with was how far away the bus stop was from our house. We had to walk SO FAR! My sister and I complained about i...
by JWL
Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Hlidskjalf Saga
Replies: 70
Views: 29037

Welcome back. I know what you mean about ups and downs, and willpower. That's been the story of 2006 for me thus far. But I have a new resolve, I'm a few days into my refocused program and so far it seems to be holding strong. As I recall you didn't have much weight to lose, so it shouldn't take you...
by JWL
Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Protein Bars No S?
Replies: 6
Views: 3769

Hi Amy, a couple of observations: 1. eating a protein bar as one of your meals is certainly within No-S rules, provided it's not a glorified candy bar. If the nutritional content is sound, and it's what you want for lunch, then go for it. Having said that, I don't really like protein bars, and I can...
by JWL
Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Today's weigh-in: 327.8. This means I'm down 4 pounds in 3 days since I've started being strict again. I'm also down 5.6 pounds since my first re-entry into weigh-in-dom a little over 2 weeks ago. This serves as further confirmation. When I stick to my plan, I lose weight. I'm sure this rapid rate o...
by JWL
Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Today was a success . No-S Meal#1: leftover pasta from last night. Meal#2: homemade Pad Thai with tofu, greenbeans, zucchini, mushrooms, onions, garlic. Missed the cilantro, crushed peanuts, and lemon slices. Next time.... I had 2 Sam Adams halloween ales tonight. No funny stuff. Exercise Today was ...
by JWL
Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

This morning's weigh-in: 328.7.
by JWL
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Today was a SUCCESS . No-S Meal#1 was half a bagel with hummus, and a wrap with hummus, spinach, and tomatoes. Meal#2 was a bowl of pasta with a ton of different veggies and chick peas. No cheese, and there were more veggies than pasta. No funny stuff. Exercise I did a full shovelglove routine, much...
by JWL
Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

This morning's weigh-in: 329.4

:D
by JWL
Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Judy's Journal
Replies: 4
Views: 3199

congrats Judy, the first week is the hardest... stick with it!
by JWL
Thu Aug 31, 2006 4:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Today was a SUCCESS . No-S Meal #1 was leftovers. I had half of a burrito, and some BBQ tempeh/roasted potatoes/roasted carrots on my plate. Meal #2 was a plate filled with 2 vegan "chik" patties, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, and some homemade gravy over it all. No funny stuff. Exercise Today ...
by JWL
Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Goal Setting

Just a thought. I've decided to set a specific, numerical goal for myself, which is something I know that is kinda frowned upon on this forum and in the ES ethos. I don't really agree with this, provided that the goals are reasonable and attainable. Goals are useful to me; as a pagan, I believe that...
by JWL
Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet Podcast Segment (Podcast = Internet radio)
Replies: 13
Views: 21371

Very cool, Reinhard!

You clearly need some intro music for your podcast, if this is going to be a regular podcast..... heh heh. Maybe I can whip up something with some sledgehammer samples... hee.
by JWL
Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Today's weigh-in: 331.8. So my last 3 weigh-ins have been moving in the right direction.... cool. I still say more strictness is in order. My schedule is a bit more relaxed now, so it should be doable. I'm feeling more inspired again.... I've been eating well and feeling good again, so that's more i...
by JWL
Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:55 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: New guy checking in
Replies: 12
Views: 7402

welcome to shovelglove. Regarding knees, hindu squats are your friend....
by JWL
Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

I've been busy, mostly working and being a tour guide and hanging out with my sister and my niece this past week. Been doing pretty well No-S wise, not bad but not great exercise-wise. Today was definitely a success. Meal #1 was a soymilk, peanut butter, frozen banana, blueberry smoothie. Meal #2 wa...
by JWL
Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you do if you aren't hungry at mealtime?
Replies: 15
Views: 11427

I use frozen bananas in smoothies ALL the time. Adds a wonderful creaminess to it... most of mine are soymilk based.
by JWL
Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

alright, where was I.... Been busy, my sister and my niece are in town for their first ever Maine vacation. So I haven't had much time to write. Been doing OK on No-S. Not great, but not bad. A few Funnystuffisms since the last update, including a midweek trip to Red's for a Peanut Butter Cup NorEas...
by JWL
Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

thanks....
by JWL
Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 339903

Yesterday's weigh-in: 332.7

The past 2 days (including today) have been good diet-wise, but I've not really exercised much. still recovering from the cold....

Just a quick update.
by JWL
Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: People for whom even No-S may be too late...
Replies: 14
Views: 12298

To someone so fat they cannot fit into such a machine, as I used to be, the thing to remember is that such a condition does not happen overnight. It comes from many years of neglect, which can come from the aforementioned numbness, depression, ignorance, injury, illness, etc etc. But it is tangible ...