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by paulrone
Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The hurdles we jump - for incentive purposes
Replies: 21
Views: 10950

Re: The hurdles we jump - for incentive purposes

Too solid flesh wrote:
paulrone wrote:I'm a guy, so the idea of crocheting during the latest episode of "24" isn't too appealing. I'm open to suggestions, though.
Traditionally, sailors and fishermen used to knit.
Nuh-uh!
I almost believed you :wink:
by paulrone
Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The hurdles we jump - for incentive purposes
Replies: 21
Views: 10950

I'm a guy, so the idea of crocheting during the latest episode of "24" isn't too appealing. I'm open to suggestions, though.
by paulrone
Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hey, all you wonderful folks
Replies: 10
Views: 5675

You know why we're a bunch of nice people?
1. No diets
2. No obsessing
3. No meetings
4. No diets
5. One word: Bread

I'm sure there's more, but these are my reasons.
by paulrone
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oh, Boy. I need some "tweak" help
Replies: 20
Views: 8237

Great news, everyone - I have a new wellness coach. Here's the quick version: I called up the wellness center and said I was unhappy with the wellness coach I had. I told them she was placing too much emphasis on quick weight loss and not much else. They had me take a questionnaire online and enter ...
by paulrone
Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oh, Boy. I need some "tweak" help
Replies: 20
Views: 8237

Agreed, the bar is high.

To make it worse, it's all based on BMI. I haven't met my BMI numbers since I was 15 (I'm 38 next week).
by paulrone
Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oh, Boy. I need some "tweak" help
Replies: 20
Views: 8237

Sorry, KCCC. More Details: I've started a light lifting program, now that physical therapy is done, and I walk an hour every day, 6 days per week. Things I've considered are: Eliminating white flour, mixing in some jogging with the walking and temporarily suspending S-days (which sux, since my birth...
by paulrone
Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oh, Boy. I need some "tweak" help
Replies: 20
Views: 8237

Oh, Boy. I need some "tweak" help

OK, long story short: I've been fighting a rotator cuff issue for 6 months. I finally had surgery to correct it in November. During all of this, I haven't been able to exercise because of the pain, and I've gained a significant amount of weight. I have new insurance now, and they require me to lose ...
by paulrone
Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do YOU mean by sometimes?
Replies: 67
Views: 132218

Heavens to Mergatroid! That's one of my favorite places in the whole wide world! As we Ozarks natives say, "That's only a hunnert miles away; not a fer piece a'tall." [translation: That's 100 miles from here, which is not very far.]
by paulrone
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do YOU mean by sometimes?
Replies: 67
Views: 132218

You know, LA_Loser, most of the Sometimesians consider themselves "not an idiot". We would welcome you to the fold - once you learn the secret handshake. Don't worry, we only use it SOMETIMES. :roll: :roll:
HA! Man, I crack myself up.
by paulrone
Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Finally back!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5782

You know why I bought the book? To shut up the Nay-sayers!
I got tired of explaining how I was losing weight, only to hear people say, "That's it?" like I was lying or something.
by paulrone
Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Finally back!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5782

Hey, I'm back. too! I took some time off while I healed from a rotator cuff "issue". It stopped my fly fishing, my daily runs, shugging, Thursday cutthroat raquetball games with the guys - everything, it seems. The net result is a weight gain of 20 pounds. UGH! It'll come off, though. No problem. Th...
by paulrone
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What happened to sometimes?
Replies: 64
Views: 93201

Sorry to troll you, Steve, but I've modified your poem:

A single plate
Three times a day,
And sometimes cake
On saturday.

Arrgh! I just couldn't resist!
by paulrone
Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What happened to sometimes?
Replies: 64
Views: 93201

Check out my new signature below. I think it says it all.

The quote, I borrowed from The Ten Commandments (Thanks to Yul and Mr. DeMille).
by paulrone
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Love Breakfast!
Replies: 15
Views: 7998

Monday - oatmeal, banana
Tuesday - oatmeal, banana
Wednesday - oatmeal, banana
Thursday - oatmeal, banana
Friday - oatmeal, banana
Saturday - 2 egg omelet, banana
Sunday - toast, yogurt, apple

I hope you can glean some creative breakfast ideas from my menu. :wink:
by paulrone
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Crawling back with my proverbial tail between my legs
Replies: 17
Views: 8559

Welcome back.
by paulrone
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What happened to sometimes?
Replies: 64
Views: 93201

stevecooper wrote:has the Grand Poobah lost his way? Do we need to burn Reinhart in the cleansing flame for his deviation from the True Way?

I think there's gonna be a burnin'.
OOoooh! I know, let's have an inquisition!

We'll raid all of the buffets and round them up when they come back for seconds. :wink:
by paulrone
Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you get the Monday Hungries?
Replies: 4
Views: 2964

Nah, I get 'em, too. Especially if I've gone a bit overboard on my S days. My solution was to cut back on seconds. I still have seconds sometimes, but I try to make my second serving a half-portion. That seems to be the habit that ended the Monday grumblies for me.
by paulrone
Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What happened to sometimes?
Replies: 64
Views: 93201

Misguided Alwaysians, hear me! Know ye not that this rebellion can lead you to only one destiny? Do ye not see the error of your ways? You would follow those leaders of Always into the mists of darkness and bloating and the endless need for antacids. But lo, I admonish thee, to emerge on the opposin...
by paulrone
Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: granola?
Replies: 26
Views: 13147

Ah, Stevecooper, vas iss das? You like da vords off da fatherland's english, yah? Das iss good! Das iss real good!

So I forgot to get the granola recipe posted. Sorry. I'll try to get it on here tonight.
by paulrone
Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What happened to sometimes?
Replies: 64
Views: 93201

SOMETIMES Crusaders, now is the time to RISE UP! To all those who believe in the Alwaysian mantras - you are all blasphemers and heretics! There is only one true and living NoS, and it states "except (sometimes) on days that start with 'S'. Sometimesians, we must unite to fight the infidels! Alwaysi...
by paulrone
Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: granola?
Replies: 26
Views: 13147

I'll post it tomorrow.
by paulrone
Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Calorielab interview
Replies: 13
Views: 7822

From one ordinary working schlump to another, kudos to you, brother. You tell it like it really is.
by paulrone
Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: One-armed shugging
Replies: 1
Views: 4057

One-armed shugging

I was at a flea market the other day and I found the perfect complement to my 16 pound shovel glove - five pound drill hammers! Picture a five pound sledge head on a 13 inch handle. I bought two of them and I've found all sorts of exercises I can do with them. Remember the old indian club swinging e...
by paulrone
Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Loadable hammer
Replies: 5
Views: 5815

Whoa. That's quite a gadget. I was staring at it and I swear I heard "Flight of the Valkyries" playing somewhere. That thing is truly medieval.
by paulrone
Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Things in a bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 5503

The No S Haiku The No S Diet -- No sweets; no snacks; no seconds -- Is so sensible, For, to keep you sane, The days that begin with "S," Are unlike the rest: Saturday, Sunday, And even on Special Days, Those things are OK! Cool. The closest I got was a man from Nantucket limerick :wink: But back to...
by paulrone
Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: granola?
Replies: 26
Views: 13147

Because this is typed, you can't hear the friendly inflection in my voice or see the kind smile on my face, but I have to tell you this: Don't overanalyze! :D (See, I'm smiling when I say that) As my German piano teacher used to say to me, "Das iss not ass hard ass you are trying-g to make it. Relah...
by paulrone
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Things in a bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 5503

Yeah, it's OK.

The only hesitation I would have is using a large plate. I prefer to use a bowl for soup and a salad plate for the sandwich/fruit. I've found it works better.
by paulrone
Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Site Rationing (distraction management)
Replies: 5
Views: 15559

I'm gonna use this one myself.

...Right after I finish checking the new posts here.
by paulrone
Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: jobs
Replies: 12
Views: 11594

What about teaching private school?
The pay is better, you'd have more funding and parents would actually be involved.
by paulrone
Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's the silliest diet you've ever tried?
Replies: 72
Views: 40323

well, first of all, i didn't sleep for 3 days. and i didn't miss sleep. my heart was racing like a race horse. only after that i started sleeping a few hours and then gradually more, as my body was adjusting to it. secondly, when i saw food, i felt like puking although there was nothing to bring up...
by paulrone
Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: jobs
Replies: 12
Views: 11594

Ditch it completely and join the exciting world of sales! Stop laughing. I'm serious. Why is everyone laughing? I saw you roll your eyes :roll: I love it, actually. Your paycheck is tied directly to your efforts. Slack off and you go broke, work hard and smart and you get paid well for your efforts....
by paulrone
Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

Hey, everybody! I haven't been here in months, I know, but I've been so busy that it isn't funny. Since last year when I was active on this site, I've dropped 10 lbs, gained 15 (stoopid holidays :evil: ) and dropped seven, so I'm floating fairly close to where I was before I left. I got promoted at ...
by paulrone
Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Replies: 23
Views: 9914

Well, I swan and do declare! Don't like cornbread? So what the heck do ye eat with y'alls ham hock & beans? OK, just kiddin'. I have to admit, I'm not fond of southern fried food, either. If you lived nearby, I might have invited you over this weekend. We had the last of the tomatoes and the last ca...
by paulrone
Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Replies: 23
Views: 9914

Sorry, wosnes.

It's KCCC THAT IS THE HERETIC!!!!
by paulrone
Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Replies: 23
Views: 9914

Cornbread without sugar?
Omygosh. You did NOT just say that.
What next? No onions in potato soup? No sugar in cole slaw? Potato salad without mustard?
Egads! You, wosnes, are a heretic. A HERETIC, I SAY!!
by paulrone
Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: The (French) Politics of Walking vs. Jogging
Replies: 1
Views: 5863

God forbid! That would look too much like work.

I can say that. I'm an intellectual, you know. 8)
by paulrone
Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Replies: 23
Views: 9914

I think there are truly American meals that have been overlooked. Consider bar-b-que chicken, baked potatoes, and corn on the cob. I'd call that American fare. Roast beef and vegetables with homemade rolls and apple pie for dessert is a Sunday tradition in my family. In the summer, we have pan-fried...
by paulrone
Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: suggestions for rude people?
Replies: 6
Views: 4682

Sometimes, the best thing to do is to change the subject very abruptly. It makes the point very obvious without starting a battle. Imagine a conversation like this: Antagonist: "I guess that new diet isn't working very well, is it?" You: "What do you mean?" Antagonist: "Well, you don't seem to be lo...
by paulrone
Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Donating blood and S-days.
Replies: 11
Views: 6621

MMmmmm. Cheese.

I love the stuff.
by paulrone
Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Donating blood and S-days.
Replies: 11
Views: 6621

Seems like a lousy excuse to eat sweets, if you asked me. :D
by paulrone
Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: losing hope in me
Replies: 9
Views: 6023

Why do you fail? I think it might be helpful for you to actually put it into words. Is it because you feel deprived? Is it because you really are hungry? Maybe you're afraid of being hungry. It sounds weird, but I think a lot of people are afraid of feeling that growly, rumbly stomach that tells the...
by paulrone
Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: idiot proof me
Replies: 3
Views: 2536

I know where you're coming from, Betty. I had the same issue until recently. I was reviewing the podcast on no s and one paragraph really caught my eye. "I stuck the word "sometimes" in the exception just to remind you not to be an idiot. You can follow these rules to the letter but still stuff your...
by paulrone
Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question
Replies: 6
Views: 4360

Let's see. . . No seconds No sweets No snacks Nope! I think you covered all the bases. That's a success! I don't see a rule that says "No piling your plate up to your eyeballs" so you're good to go. Don't worry. Once you get over the fear of getting hungry, your portions will start to normalize. Rem...
by paulrone
Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

GOOD NEWS! I dropped weight this week! I weighed last week and I had managed to shoot up to 199 from 196.8. Now I'm 196.0. I've really been challenged to find my exercise. I tried to run, but the motivation just isn't there any more. I've started walking in the mornings and I like it, but it just do...
by paulrone
Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Talk me back from the ledge!!
Replies: 8
Views: 5015

I really appreciate everyone's suggestions. This really helps. I guess I expect fast results. That's a type A personality for you, though. I tend to expect a lot from myself. I'm really focused on three things right now, and I'll be tracking them on HabitCal: 1. No S 2. Portion Size 3. Exercise I kn...
by paulrone
Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Talk me back from the ledge!!
Replies: 8
Views: 5015

I really don't know what's going on. I don't have many failures and I try to keep portion sizes under control.
I guess I'll spend the weekend getting this sorted out.
by paulrone
Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Talk me back from the ledge!!
Replies: 8
Views: 5015

Talk me back from the ledge!!

Guys and Gals, I've been on No S for a while and I saw some improvement early on, but then it stopped. I need to drop 20 pounds, but I've been stuck there. This morning, things got worse. I know it isn't totally accurate, but I gained 4 pounds this week. I'm sure some of it is fluid, but not all of ...
by paulrone
Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: wantebhealthy's final journey to the top
Replies: 285
Views: 112521

I went back and read all of your posts. I don't know if you realize the progress you've been making. I can see a difference in the types of things you say in your posts and the attitude you have.

So maybe you hit a low spot once in a while, but I see real progress happening. I admire you.
by paulrone
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

That's a great idea, Reinhard. Currently, I have about half an hour in the morning. When the kids are finished with summer school later this month, I'll have about 45 minutes to an hour. I'll have to try to find some things to fit into this time slot. For years, I've been in the mindset that if the ...
by paulrone
Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

So, it's been two weeks since I posted last. I've had a couple of failures, but they weren't the all out binge-styled ones I used to have. I had some popcorn one night with my son while we watched TV, that sort of thing. I've been so busy. Trying to run a scout troop, taking kids to summer programs ...
by paulrone
Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

Had a good day yesterday. I have conquered my diet, but exercise is still hit and miss. I went on a bike ride with my son last night. We stayed out for about an hour. It was nice to ride and talk.
by paulrone
Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

I had a great experience last night. I picked up pizza for on the way home from work. I had my two pieces of pizza and a huge salad to fill the plate. When I finished that off and everyone else had eaten, there were four pieces of pizza left. I thought about how good that would be to have another sl...
by paulrone
Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

Sorry for the long delay in posting. It's been a really crazy time. I have helped 3 out of 4 of my closest friends move away, one to Arkansas, one to Utah and one to California. I'm beginning to develop a complex about this. I went to my in-laws' 50th anniversary party. It went really well, but it w...
by paulrone
Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

Well, I'm not sure what hit me, but I have felt lousy all week. I can barely drag myself out of bed in the morning, I'm sleeping terribly, and I can't seem to energize myself during the day. We're going to my in-laws' for their 50th anniversary party this weekend. I'm sure things will be fine, but I...
by paulrone
Tue May 29, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

5/25 SUCCESS 5/26-2/28 - S-days So far, so good. Activity has been easy the last week, but today I woke up completely fatigued. I don't know what's going on, but I'm getting concerned. There's no reason to be feeling this way, but I do. I didn't exercise this morning, so I've got to do it tonight. I...
by paulrone
Fri May 25, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

5/24 SUCCESS (6/21) I woke up exhausted, so I didn't do any type of exercise in the morning. I did, however, walk to Bass Pro Shops to buy some more fly fishing gear. It's about 2 miles there and back plus the walking I did in the store. On the way home, I stopped to help a couple of guys push start...
by paulrone
Thu May 24, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

5/23 SUCCESS (5/21) Eating was normal, exercise was unusual. I ran for 40 minutes in the morning, then I moved all of my office furniture around to be more functional. This included sliding my desk and credenza around, crawling under the desk to remove/hook up my computer, etc. Total no slacking (or...
by paulrone
Thu May 24, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: wantebhealthy's final journey to the top
Replies: 285
Views: 112521

Good for you! Start planning and cooking dinner so you can gain control of the situation. You don't have to be a great cook to make dinner. After all, Julia Childs darn near flunked out of French Chef School. Her teacher thought she was a horrible cook! Just make what you enjoy eating. As your skill...
by paulrone
Wed May 23, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

5/22 SUCCESS (4/21) Thanks, Jan! Eating was easy. Nothing unusual. no slacking was a little tougher. I did about 20 minutes of calesthenics in the morning. Didn't have much time in the evening, thanks to a very uncooperative 9 year old daughter whom I am attempting to teach piano. She just wasn't in...
by paulrone
Wed May 23, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Should I Be Here?
Replies: 8
Views: 5344

Hey, Ozarka. With a name like that, I have to wonder where you're from, cuz I live in the Ozarks. There is certainly a difference between being overweight and being overfat. The scales may say you're right where you should be, but the mirror sends a totally different message. In this situation, I wo...
by paulrone
Tue May 22, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

5/21 SUCCESS (3/21) I ran 30 minutes in the a.m. and did 65 minutes of weeding in the garden and turning the compost (pee-yew!). Total no-slacking time: 95 minutes. Eating was fine, had to turn down the chocolate bar cookies with white chocolate chips at dinner. My wife said she would make something...
by paulrone
Tue May 22, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 485020

Good for you, mimi. I know it makes it easier when you're not the only one in the room resisting temptation.

Revival week, huh? Maybe you won't get any physical exercise, but think how much stronger your spiritual self is going to be after this week.
by paulrone
Tue May 22, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New & Just Starting
Replies: 8
Views: 9387

Hiya, Gilli! Welcome to the club. Sorry, no mouse ears (as I discovered recently :cry: ), but this is a great group of people. I'm also a recovering Weight Watcher, so "I feel your pain" and I know just what you're going through. You'll find an amazing amount of mental freedom when you develop the h...
by paulrone
Mon May 21, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 839
Views: 691868

Hey, where's my mouse ears? I'm in the club, now!

21 days and -1.8 pounds. Better than that, I'm not some obsessed wack-job about how much I'm eating. I've freed up a lot of mental energy for other pursuits. I feel great.
by paulrone
Mon May 21, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

5/18 SUCCESS (21/21) I did it! I feel really good about this. I think this is a successful change in my life. Saturday, I sat down with some peanuts and pretzels, but I didn't finish the snack. My body was telling my brain "no thanks, we're full." I consider that a victory. I've always had a problem...
by paulrone
Mon May 21, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 485020

Ice cream is my drug of choice, too. I think you've got things well in control, though. You should be able to resist. One more week!
by paulrone
Fri May 18, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

5/17 SUCCESS (20/21) ALMOST THERE! One more day to hit 21! Thursday was tough. The bagels kept calling my name. My solution was to get a paper plate from the cabinet and put the apple and the quiche on it first, then the bagel to see if it would fit. It all fit just fine, so I didn't break any of my...
by paulrone
Fri May 18, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Iron is Low
Replies: 5
Views: 3998

You'll be fine if you do what I do. Find some old rusty nails near a construction site and chew on 'em like gum. Lots of iron in them nails, you know.
by paulrone
Thu May 17, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

5/16 SUCCESS (19/21) Almost there! I am truly amazed at how something so simple can be so effective. Before No S, I would obsess over every little calorie. i would convince myself I was hungry just because I had 250 more calories I could eat, according to my diet plan. Yesterday, I'm sure I didn't e...
by paulrone
Wed May 16, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

Until recently, I've had a love-hate relationship with that instrument. I started playing when I was 7 or 8. I played competitively all the way through high school, going to state finals several times. I can play just about any well-known classical piece by memory, but I hate it. I never learned any...
by paulrone
Wed May 16, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food quality; Devil's Advocate
Replies: 41
Views: 29613

OK, so I read the article. I really don't feel any more informed, though. I'm not against organic foods - quite the opposite, actually. Specifically, I'm against the high prices charged by retailers. I think you misinterpreted my intentions in previous posts. I'm not against hearing what others have...
by paulrone
Wed May 16, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

5/15 SUCCESS (18/21) Nothing to report today. Eating was normal, no temptations. It rained yesterday, so I didn't work in the garden, there wasn't anything good on TV last night, and work is cruising along like normal. The highlight of my day was probably giving Abby her piano lesson. I started teac...
by paulrone
Wed May 16, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food quality; Devil's Advocate
Replies: 41
Views: 29613

Perhaps I'm a neophyte to the organic foods industry, but the main reason my family buys organics is for taste. The difference between Kroger cucumbers and Isaac, the local Mennonite farmer's cucumbers is taste. Isaac has corn and cucumbers that taste so good you could cry. I also refuse to pay a hi...
by paulrone
Tue May 15, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food quality; Devil's Advocate
Replies: 41
Views: 29613

I don't know how many of you read the comic, "Nonsequitor", but a character named Danae once said that no one can argue with you if you start your statement with "they say." After all, who are "they" and how can you prove "they' didn't actually say it? (i.e. "They say you hate babies, puppy dogs and...
by paulrone
Tue May 15, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

5/14 SUCCESS (17/21) Thanks, mimi, I really appreciate knowing I'm not the only one who is experiencing this awesome side effect. One of my coworkers brought in cupcakes left over from his son-in-laws college graduation party over the weekend. I wasn't even tempted, to be honest. I'm sure they were ...
by paulrone
Tue May 15, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food quality; Devil's Advocate
Replies: 41
Views: 29613

I'd like to know where the evidence is for the above response. I'm skeptical by nature, so I'm doubting that animal antibiotics are responsible for weight gain in humans. Hormone injected meat might do it, but homogenizing and pasteurizing? No way. People get fat from eating more than their body use...
by paulrone
Mon May 14, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

5/11 SUCCESS 5/12 S Day 5/13 S Day (16/21) Friday was very uneventful. It was a pretty normal day. Saturday, I really didn't go all out on the whole s-day thing. I took Shane to the mall to shop for jeans and a Mother's Day gift for my wife. We ate at Chick-Fil-A for lunch, cuz I love those waffle f...
by paulrone
Mon May 14, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 485020

Good job, mimi. Don't you love the feeling of being in control of something so personal?
by paulrone
Mon May 14, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

It's a little drippy.
Make sure the grate is clean. Otherwise it will taste like chicken.
English lends itself so readily to ambiguity and abuse :lol:
by paulrone
Fri May 11, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: halftone's Daily Check In
Replies: 8
Views: 5175

Stick with it, Andy. Every failure is a chance to figure out how to succeed next time. If your coworkers and friends are anything like mine, I understand what you mean by "forced". They can be brutal on a guy sometimes.
by paulrone
Fri May 11, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

5/10 SUCCESS (13/21) Yesterday was really uneventful, thankfully. I needed the rest. Work has been a little hectic, but nothing I can't take in stride - I'll just have to lengthen my stride (time to visit the ministry of silly walks?). Looking forward to the weekend. Making beef kabobs on the grill ...
by paulrone
Thu May 10, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

Yeah. My wife bought bananas yesterday, so I'm set for fruit for the next few days.

As for Keith's family situation, it's hard on me. They always have an excuse for everything. They simply don't want to be involved with him. I just try to be available when he wants to talk.
by paulrone
Thu May 10, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

5/9 SUCCESS (12/21) I didn't eat enough for lunch. I really wanted something to eat about 2:30 pm, but I emptied my office of all snacks for this very reason, so I made it to dinner. Note to self: cole slaw and half a cup of leftover beef stew won't cut it. Went fishing last night with Shane's Boy S...
by paulrone
Thu May 10, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: atc55 daily checkin
Replies: 39
Views: 15684

Are you getting enough fiber? that can be the difference between satisfied and famished. My suggestion, to keep it simple, is to make certain you get raw, fresh fruit or vegetables with every meal. It gives you a healthy dose of fiber and helps you feel fuller and more satisfied for a longer period ...
by paulrone
Wed May 09, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jammin' Jan's Check-In
Replies: 1081
Views: 372720

I'm glad to know I'm not the only Al fan around. I've never been to a concert, but I've got lots of his cassettes from the old days, as well as some of his new stuff. White n' Nerdy is so stinkin' funny!
by paulrone
Wed May 09, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

5/8 SUCCESS (11/21) This new way of not obsessing over food is working for me. I got on the scales this morning out of curiousity. I've dropped 1.8 lbs. That's great news! I'm over halfway to my 21 day goal and that makes me happy. Once I get this new set of habits ingrained, I'm going to work on my...
by paulrone
Wed May 09, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: halftone's Daily Check In
Replies: 8
Views: 5175

Welcome, Andy. I think you'll be surprised at how well this works. It's common sense, really. It requires replacing bad habits with healthier ones. I'm a reforming late night snacker, as well. I don't have any magic tricks to help you overcome it, but I've found that a 20 oz. glass of water on the c...
by paulrone
Tue May 08, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jane's Daily Check In
Replies: 32
Views: 12814

My son's troop is only 11 boys. I can't imagine 50. Someone would have to die. Most likely a disagreeable parent.

Is killing better than snacking? It IS in line with the no-S rules, unless we decide to include No-Slaying.
by paulrone
Tue May 08, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

5/7 SUCCESS (10/21) Thanks, Mimi! I really feel good about the recent changes I've made. Eating this way has turned out to be much easier than I imagined. In the beginning, I wasn't sure if I could make this work, but it's going great. Monday was a really normal day. I believe I've overcome the urge...
by paulrone
Mon May 07, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bee's Daily Check-in
Replies: 87
Views: 37813

Congrats!
Take a bow!
by paulrone
Mon May 07, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jane's Daily Check In
Replies: 32
Views: 12814

Awesome!
You deserve a big pat on the back. How does it feel to be "normal" instead of a dieter?
by paulrone
Mon May 07, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jent's check in
Replies: 58
Views: 23881

We'll slow the wagon down so you can hop back on.
by paulrone
Mon May 07, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie Check-In 2007
Replies: 34
Views: 13811

Hang in there. Make this week an improvement over last week and keep on truckin'.
by paulrone
Mon May 07, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

5/4 SUCCESS (5/5, 5/6 S-Days, 9/21) I took Shane camping Friday. Had to do the virtual plating thing. Shane and I are experienced enough with camping to know how to avoid some of the pitfalls that can spoil a camping trip. We knew the recent rains would mean wet firewood, so cooking over a campfire ...
by paulrone
Mon May 07, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mimi's Daily Check In
Replies: 783
Views: 485020

Way to go, mimi! You've hit the 21 day mark. That means you've established a new habit of nonobsessive, healthy eating. Pat yourself on the back and take a bow! You mentioned maintaining your weight later on. I think it's safe to assume that you won't have to worry about that so much. If you keep ea...
by paulrone
Fri May 04, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

5/3 SUCCESS (6/21) The banquet last night was wonderful. they served buffet style, so I was able to fill my own plate. There were lots of veggies and fruit, rolls, those really great herb-roasted red potatoes, and bake parmesan chicken. I had one plate and I made it last by enjoying conversation wit...
by paulrone
Thu May 03, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: French Paradox? No Snacks.
Replies: 11
Views: 7278

I don't know about that, zoolina. Have you ever really watched someone eat a twinkie? I'd say they're about on an even plane in my book. Seriously, though, it's all a cultural thing. To the French, eating between meals isn't acceptable. Unless you decide to expatriate to France, you will probably ne...
by paulrone
Thu May 03, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Thtrchic's Daily Check-in
Replies: 339
Views: 110965

I LOVE Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches. We have a Planet Sub Resaurant locally that makes one of the best I've ever had.
by paulrone
Thu May 03, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: paulrone's Daily Check In
Replies: 54
Views: 22529

5/2 SUCCESS (5/21) Yesterday was a long day. I ate lunch at 11:30 am and the plan was dinner at a bonfire with friends. Well, It's been raining for several days, so the bonfire never lit. Here's the problem, though: we were supposed to roast hot dogs and eat them for dinner. Instead, I just stood ar...
by paulrone
Wed May 02, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: wantebhealthy's final journey to the top
Replies: 285
Views: 112521

OK. I know it isn't cool for guys to reveal some things, but here goes. I have been guilty of binge eating in the past. These are just some of my opinions based on what you're posting lately. You're not failing at this. The problem won't be fixed overnight, but is improving. Maybe your eating habits...