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by Brandon
Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: OK, it might be working after all.
Replies: 6
Views: 3754

Good job flora! I just finished C25k a few weeks ago myself. It's a great program IMO, and there's no way I'd be running without having done it. Keep up the good work!
by Brandon
Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just Curious
Replies: 54
Views: 28246

I got here through Shovelglove. I was looking at a forum on bodyweight exercises and saw a post that referred to Shovelglove. The name was intriguing enough that I decided to follow the link. I've never picked up shovelglove, as I already had a healthy exercise habit going (though it is always a fal...
by Brandon
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Losing weight, but not building habit
Replies: 5
Views: 3690

Brandon, Congratulation on the results! And on getting *most* of the habit down. Since you can get results on 3 meals plus a snack, maybe consider legitimizing that after dinner snack and calling it a meal. That way you get both the results and the satisfying feeling of being in control. If you rea...
by Brandon
Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Losing weight, but not building habit
Replies: 5
Views: 3690

Losing weight, but not building habit

I've got a different problem than others, but it's frustrating nonetheless. I've successfully lost weight with NoS, but I have had no luck turning it into anything remotely habitual. I have cleaned a lot of my habits up. I drink water almost exclusively. I never eat the food that's lying around at w...
by Brandon
Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What has happened to us?
Replies: 9
Views: 5330

After first reading the article I thought "on the money", but after reading KCCC and navin's post, I agree with them. I was myself reading with my own preference in mind. I'd just as soon not speak to anyone when I'm working out. I'm too busy in my own headspace cheering myself on/flogging myself to...
by Brandon
Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food and Philosophy
Replies: 32
Views: 13214

Reason tells me that moderation is best, but my desires tell me that there is a world of fine dining to be had, and that eating with gusto is the better way. The regular mention of that the French and their way of eating get around here leads me to believe that your desires are correct. After all, ...
by Brandon
Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Soda habits
Replies: 8
Views: 4523

I've recently started brewing sweet tea at home, but I only put about 1/4 the sugar most recipes call for. I'm finding it a good bulwark against soda cravings. --david So you use about 1/4 cup per 1/2 gallon pitcher? Glad to hear it works for you. I actually like the taste just fine unsweetened, so...
by Brandon
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Soda habits
Replies: 8
Views: 4523

Being in Georgia, Sweet Tea was my former S drink of choice. I managed to shake the habit loose 2 years ago when on WW, but after quitting that and slowly losing the habits that created, Sweet Tea began to creep back in. Occaisionally at first, and then more and more regularly. Since No-S I've again...
by Brandon
Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 29
Views: 12492

Mmmm, that hummus and tomato on whole grain toast post was me, back in the day. I gotta do that more often (for lunch, too). These days I'm oatmeal with a banana or peach or berries. I've done the hummus and toast twice this week Blondie. Thanks for the great idea. No tomoato though (none on hand);...
by Brandon
Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Out of Control S days-- help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 2757

My S days starting out were pretty indulgent too, though my vice seemed to be incredible seconds (and thirds) on the weekends, especially at social functions. I am glad to say, however, now at the 12 week point, something seems to have recently clicked, and I realized at the end of this past Saturda...
by Brandon
Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11736

Sounds like you're doing great Katie. Keep it up. :)
by Brandon
Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 29
Views: 12492

Current fave - Kashi Go Lean with fruit or juice, sometimes a small scoop of trail mix thrown on top if I'm out of fresh fruit. It really is a good cereal, isn't it? - Muesli (Real oatmeal with milk, maybe raisins, cinnamon or vanilla, put in fridge the night before. By morning the oatmeal is soft....
by Brandon
Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal Habit Calendar (Alpha)
Replies: 95
Views: 163527

Suggestion

I realize you're offline for a while Reinhard, but I thought of a suggestion for the habit calendar. I'd like to see an easier way to share habitcals. I don't know how possible or complicated it would be, but I'd love to see a link to folks habicals at the bottom of a post, where the profile, PM, em...
by Brandon
Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 29
Views: 12492

Thanks for pointing out those old threads Reinhard. Someone mentioned whole grain toast with hummus and tomato, and that sounds fantastic. I love hummus, but my wife doesn't like it, so it never makes it into a dinner. It used to be one of the things I'd snack on after dinner, but now that I'm NoSin...
by Brandon
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 29
Views: 12492

Breakfast

So, I've always enjoyed breakfast (though I skipped it for years), but since NoS, it's become my favorite meal. I have about 4 different breakfasts that I rotate through, depending on what I feel like that day or what my son asks for in the morning. I love eating breakfast with my 4.5 yo every morni...
by Brandon
Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: katie1980 daily check in
Replies: 30
Views: 11736

Good job so far Katie. Keep it up. With daily weighing, I've found that you really have to step on the scale with a "don't care" attitude in the morning to avoid being unnecesarily crushed and/or inappropriately thrilled. My weight has gone seriously up or down in an almost unexplainable fashion mor...
by Brandon
Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie!
Replies: 8
Views: 3921

I only did 3 days last week, because I started on Wednesday, but the great motivator to do it again this week is that the scale reading is heading in the right direction. And I like the daily weighing, too. With a weekly weigh, you can have a mad day, put on more than you've lost over the other day...
by Brandon
Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Loss of muscle, questions
Replies: 3
Views: 3821

Fat loss versus weight loss has everything to do with diet. Any time you lose weight, you will lose at least a little lean mass, as your body is metabolizing itself to make up for the deficit. However, unless you're eating really poorly, this is unlikely. If you're eating a relatively balanced diet ...
by Brandon
Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Sore...
Replies: 11
Views: 7277

You do not necessarily have to feel a workout for it to be working. When you have soreness the next day, it tells you which muscles worked harder than they were used to, not all the muscles that were worked. All the motions work the core, and you used yours when doing them. I'm guessing that your co...
by Brandon
Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tips from the obesity expert
Replies: 11
Views: 5709

Re: how dp yopu post

tomahawkk wrote:a reply to a particular message, like you just did? Rather than just a general reply (like I just did)?
Use the quote button in the upper right hand corner of the post you want to respond to. HTH.
by Brandon
Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tips from the obesity expert
Replies: 11
Views: 5709

I didn't say it was IMPOSSIBLE (or that I'm not, more or less, pulling it off), just that it's (surprisingly) difficult. :-) Reinhard If you mean the temptation to give in to them and let them have McDonalds when they ask for it because they're good kids and so darn cute, then I understand exactly ...
by Brandon
Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: how much have you lost???
Replies: 15
Views: 16199

I've been NoS'ing (poorly, check my HabitCal - ouch... although I'm just a few hours from knocking out my first all green week!) for 10 weeks now, and I've lost 11 pounds. This sounds like a lot compared to everyone else's numbers, but I think my metabolism is naturally pretty fast and I just lose w...
by Brandon
Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: losing hope in me
Replies: 9
Views: 4924

Emotional eating isn't about being nice to yourself, comforting your self with food. It's about being profoundly mean to yourself, punishing yourself with food. It's like whipping yourself with a sugar coated scourge. The sugar coating, the fact that it seems superficially like "comfort," gets it p...
by Brandon
Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: So many encouraging threads
Replies: 2
Views: 2162

So many encouraging threads

Though I just lurk most of the time, I felt the need to speak up and say how many threads today have been so encouraging to me. There is a lot of positive support to be found here, and I've absorbed it vicariously from other's threads. I've been trying this for about 9 weeks, and I've been making gr...
by Brandon
Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: wantebhealthy's final journey to the top
Replies: 285
Views: 102067

That's a great idea Charis, and a really helpful comment for me as well.

You can do it W2BH. Keep it up. :)
by Brandon
Tue May 29, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Survey on religiosity/spirituality
Replies: 19
Views: 14392

I, like KCCC am a UU, and didn't really see a choice in the poll that fit.

I have, however, found a place on the internet to discuss religion, philosophy, and spirituality that is not super-contentious, if anyone is interested. Check out Religious Forums at http://www.religiousforums.com
by Brandon
Tue May 29, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal Habit Calendar (Alpha)
Replies: 95
Views: 163527

Thanks Reinhard.
by Brandon
Tue May 29, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal Habit Calendar (Alpha)
Replies: 95
Views: 163527

Great idea, and I like the display. I've got my own in Excel, but I didtn' take the time to make it as pretty as yours. Mine's just one long straight line down. I tried to set one up, but after going to the edit page, I don't see a calendar display. It's got everything on the page short of the actua...
by Brandon
Mon May 28, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Rethinking Thin
Replies: 0
Views: 1929

Rethinking Thin

Hi, I'm Brandon. I'm new to NoS (about 10 days so far), but I wanted to jump right in, so here goes... I heard this story on NPR the other day, coincidentally within a few days of discovering NoS. Story: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10354959 About 2 years ago, my wife and I s...