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by Prodigalsun
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

OK, back to the N-Days. went a little crazy last night. After dinner (which was one plate), I had a candy bar and popcorn while watching the Oscars. It felt excessive even when I was doing it. Other than that, had donuts at the movies on Saturday with my daughters (2, both daughters and donuts consu...
by Prodigalsun
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1096
Views: 363697

Way to go. I have drastically reduced my sweets this weekend as well, given that it tends to throw me all out of wack. I don't feel the pull to go all nutso on these S-Days as a result.
by Prodigalsun
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Let the S Days begin!

Weighed in this morning, 269.2. So, undid the damage of last week's s-days, this weekend I resolve to be more moderate than last weekend, without denying myself.
by Prodigalsun
Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

OK, had a solid week. Thursday and Friday were spot on. I worked out all week. Wednessday was a shit show, however. Not quite a Yakov Smirnoff opening for the Spin Doctors at the Iowa State Fair kind of shit show, but a shit show none the less. The problem was, I was in an all day meeting, surrounde...
by Prodigalsun
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Despite my frustration yesterday, I am keeping on. Breakfast: 2 hardboiled eggs, apple, almonds Lunch: grilled ham and cheese, fries Dinner: Caesar Salad, chicken breast, Naan bread. Exercise: P90X3 Agility X Started using supplements, daily multivitamin, glucosamine/chondroitin, 10,000 units of Vit...
by Prodigalsun
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

OK, into week 3. Demoralized. Weighed myself this morning after the S days. The five poinds I lost were all back. And it's not like I lost my mind and ate a mountain of food this weekend. Breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs, apple, almonds Lunch: Turkey and cheese sandwich, apple slices, chips Dinner: Cae...
by Prodigalsun
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Shovelglove can be an acquired taste. I have done it before. The key is, making sure you are using the right size sledge hammer. If it's too big, it can be quite unpleasant. I have a 10 pounder that I start out with (If I haven't done it in a long time), and then after a month or so I move up to a 1...
by Prodigalsun
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1096
Views: 363697

Yes, the satiation monitor, that is something that I have experienced, but rarely. And the only time I've experienced it is after being on either No S or a diet that restricts carbs and sugar. I think for me, carbs tends to override that switch and under their sway I don't stop eating when I'm full ...
by Prodigalsun
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 228
Views: 70712

Nice, TexArk, simple is best. too much complexity saps will power. Keep the decisions few, and simple and clear.
by Prodigalsun
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1096
Views: 363697

Baked Goods

I have no will power around good baked treats. I typically buy donuts for my staff every Friday, but can't on No-S, as the 45 minute drive from the bakery to the office with fresh, sometimes warm donuts in the car is too much for me to not have at least one. We'll see if there is widescale mutiny. Y...
by Prodigalsun
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Week 2 N Days in the books

Thanks, RC! Good to have a cheering section! OK, Friday finished up very well. Worked out 6 days this week (Sunday through Friday) and will be taking today off. I am sore! Breakfast: 2 hardboiled eggs, 2 satsumas, 1 apple, raw almonds Lunch: Cheese Steak Sandwich, Diet Pepsi Dinner: Leftovers from p...
by Prodigalsun
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Week 2, day 4

Exercise: p90x3 Breakfast : 2 hardboiled eggs, Apple, almonds Lunch: teriyaki chicken, white rice Dinner: pork spare ribs, grilled veggies and corn bread Dinner tonight was at my favorite barbecue restaurant. Personal victory was that I only ate half of a meal that I typically would eat all of. I ju...
by Prodigalsun
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Thanks, RC. My thought was after eating the satsumas was: " Seriously that just happened?"
by Prodigalsun
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Week 2

Yesterday was not a bad day. worked out (p90X3) breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs, apple, raw almonds Lunch: grilled ham and cheese and fries Dinner: rotisserie chicken, salad, pad thai. FAIL: after dinner, had two bites of what my daughter didn't finish on her plate, and then ate 6 satsumas. Need to st...
by Prodigalsun
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Monday Tuesday Checkin

OK, started the week off well. Both Monday and Tuesday stuck to the program perfectly. Challenges I faced successfully: Valentine's Day Candy - put it aside for a rainy S-day. Didn't eat until late Tuesday (8 PM), so had 8 hours between lunch and dinner. Got hungry but made it through. Yeah! Have wo...
by Prodigalsun
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

First S day's in the books

Had a good set of S-Days. Did not go overboard. Had Ice Cream for desert both days, had a trip to McDonalds for Lunch and had the Grand Mac Meal, and ate a quarter of a cinnamon role. Started working out again on Sunday. Did a P90x workout in the morning, and then went on an hour long hike through S...
by Prodigalsun
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Sorry, I posted on Saturday, but it was for Friday's day. Sorry for the confusion.
by Prodigalsun
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Day 3

Breakfast: 2 sausage egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches
Lunch: Cheese Steak Sandwich, Coke Zero
Dinner: Salad, Spagetti and meatballs

Fail: Krispy Kreme Donut

Weight: 273
by Prodigalsun
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Day 2

Breakfast: Egg, Cheese, sausage and veggie burrito
Lunch: Sparkling Water, chips, roast beef sandwhich
Dinner: salad, brisket, pesto pasta.

No Exercise

Weight: 274.5
by Prodigalsun
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Back...Again...

Damn...It's been 12 years since I first tried No S...Now...I'm 50. I've tried all kinds of fads in between. I am now larger than I have ever been. Day 1: Breakfast: Egg, cheese and veggie burrito Lunch: Cheese Burger, and fries (didn't finish the fries, still covered 1/3 of the plate), 2 diet cokes ...
by Prodigalsun
Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: *** June Challenge ***
Replies: 35
Views: 15117

June Challenge

Starting on the 5th!

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by Prodigalsun
Wed May 08, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Delete
Replies: 38
Views: 15748

thepowerofcheese wrote: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: As much as I've been eating to get to 190, I would probably still lose weight on that diet. :wink:
I think this new diet could give Reinhard a run for his money! :D
by Prodigalsun
Wed May 08, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

I think daily weigh ins would be bad for me. one uptick and I'd be all "Mac and Cheese binge, GO!" so kudos to you for being able to do that and stick to plan. That said, I was in the locker room today at the gym, and the scale was just sitting there so I got on it. I'm down 10 pounds in the last 6 ...
by Prodigalsun
Tue May 07, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Delete
Replies: 38
Views: 15748

That could be good.

Breakfast: Cadbury Cream Egg and chocolate mousse
Lunch: poached Milky Way fillet on a bed of Kit Kat stalks
Dinner: Gummy Worm pasta with Hot Fudge Marinara and Snicker's Mini meatballs.
by Prodigalsun
Tue May 07, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Week 6 in the books. I dont' feel great about week 6, I had 2 reds, Friday was an all day meeting, and I completely blew it with the catered food, had 1 1/2 plates of breakfast, 1 1/2 plates of lunch, and 3 large oatmeal rasin cookies. I was also a little sloppy on the virtual plating during he week...
by Prodigalsun
Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Week 5 : one red day, although it was a quasi S day, as it was dinner with a friend I have not seen in 6 months, appetizers and dessert. I felt so much in control. Took mostly homemade lunch this week. Worked out 3 days.

I haven't felt this normal with food in a long time. Success!
by Prodigalsun
Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Week 4, 0ne red on the eating front, had seconds at an all you can eat buffet that was horrible. Surprised I didn't get food poisoning. Not worth the red day. Craving for sweets drastically reduced, was offered donuts of the Friday and was not even tempted. Worked out all the days, so definite win t...
by Prodigalsun
Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Ok, week 3 is in the books and I did pretty well for being on a business trip. I had 2 red days, one because I added a bagel to my breakfast on Tuesday, and on thursday I had a frozen custard (a treat I hadn't had since college so made a deliberate decision to break form and enjoy one). Working out ...
by Prodigalsun
Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Week 2

Week 2, only worked out 1 day, but had 4 green food days, and my only red day was because I was ravenous on Thursday and had a bunch of grapes before dinner. Was better than the pantry raid I was considering.

Next week, 4 days of business travel, I am a little nervous about it.
by Prodigalsun
Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

MJ7910 wrote:did you start back after being away for a while?
Yes, it's been years, and I was at the end of my rope and had to do something. My relationship with food is all out of wack. This time I am focusing on the habit, not the weight loss.
by Prodigalsun
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Still flabby after all these years.

One week down, all greens. Started Shovelglove as well, 3 days a week for now.

Weekly weight lost: 3 pounds.
by Prodigalsun
Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 553436

Deb, it took me a long time of being disgusted with how I was eating before I was able to make a change. I'd recommend not trying to fight it so much as observe it when it happens. the more you fight, the more resistance you will build up in the bad behavior. Its not about conquering bad habbits, it...
by Prodigalsun
Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Ok, weighed myself today, I'm down another couple of pounds, 26 total lost.
by Prodigalsun
Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Success with mini 4th "meal"
Replies: 13
Views: 6342

I have added a 4th meal as well. a 12 ounce smothie around 3pm, with berries, soy milk, protein powder and banana. this has helped me keep dinner small.

doing this plan I am down now 24 pounds in about 2 months.
by Prodigalsun
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: exercise and this diet
Replies: 13
Views: 5301

Ray, I'm going to agree and disagree with you. While the calories you burn may not be huge (although if you walk 4 miles at a 15 minute mile pace you will burn 400+ calories, not insignificant imho), there are other benefits to exercise that bear directly on weight loss. Doing things like shovelglov...
by Prodigalsun
Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: exercise and this diet
Replies: 13
Views: 5301

I think your point about mixing up the cardio is good. I do cardio 4 days a week. 2 days I just do 20 minutes with varying levels of intensity. the other 2 days I run 3-5 minles. (the other 2 days a week I lift weights). Once I started doing the intensity level training I saw a boost in my general e...
by Prodigalsun
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Thanks, Deb, good to see your still here! I'm sorry to hear about your dad as well. Time makes it easier, but there's still a hole in your heart.
by Prodigalsun
Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Still S'n after all these years

My treck back to No-S. Where to start? Well, it’s been two years since my last post here. Suffice it to say, I fell off the No-S wagon HARD. If had some time to reflect, and here’s what happened to me. I could go for as long as 3 or 4 weeks…and then after my S days…I couldn’t’ stop the S...
by Prodigalsun
Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Non Sweet Esses
Replies: 9
Views: 9131

You may want to look at foods that are made with enriched flour, or are made of potatos, as well as any simple carb. Easy way to do that is not eat white things. To reinforce what Reinhard said though, if your not exercising, you're missing one of the most important parts of weight loss, and should ...
by Prodigalsun
Sat May 06, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: haha apathy & finding excuses...
Replies: 7
Views: 7151

Before I work out, I generally will drink a glass of OJ or some Odwalla superfood, that gives me the quick energy to get into the swing of things. Since I do a high intensity jogging/running/sprinting routine on the treadmill first, I just roll from that right into SG, with a minute to breath between.
by Prodigalsun
Sat May 06, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 836
Views: 569637

I'm thinking leather bomber jackets with the No S logo on the back. Kinda like those magic 8 ball jackets. Well, it's day 20 for me...but considering tomorrow is an S day, I could eat an entire pig slathered in chocolate sauce and topped with potato chips and still make 21 without breaking a sweat.....
by Prodigalsun
Sat May 06, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Week 3 - Success!!!

Thanks, Reinhard! Week 3 was mostly a success with one slip up. On Monday, I had 4 of my wife's chocolate chip cookies after dinner, we had friends over, everyone was doing it, peer pressure...pissed at myself afterwards, which made me focuss the rest of the week and be flawless. Portions, a little ...
by Prodigalsun
Mon May 01, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Week 2

Week 2 Ok, week two went very well, I had no slip ups, although a couple of meals had disgustingly mounded portions. My workout plan went flawelessly. My cravings were less intense than the previous week, and I am feeling fairly certain my sweet tooth has bit the dust...although I did have 4 of my w...
by Prodigalsun
Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Thanks for the warm welcome back, Reinhard! I just keep repeating the phrase "I'm pre-disqualified" every time I walk by a buffet table or my wife's tray of 7 layer bars. Training wheels are bolted on and staying on! And thanks, Deb, today is a stunningly gorgeous day. I'm working in Downtown Seattl...
by Prodigalsun
Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Week 1

Week One So, armed with renewed will and inspiration, I began again on April 16th. I had put my exercise system in place 7 weeks prior (see previous post for a description). My reasoning was if I got the exercise working for me, it would be less of a change to manage jumping into No S. The first wee...
by Prodigalsun
Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Exercise

This time I approached losing weight differently. When I started about trying No S for the 7th time, I decided to focus first on getting my exercise habit down. February 27th, I started my new routine. I put it into effect for 7 weeks prior to starting No S again. I feel it’s now a part of my daily ...
by Prodigalsun
Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

I'm BAAAAAAACK

<Looks around, knocks the dust of the postings, sweeps out the cobwebs.> Hi. I’m BAAAACK. I have tried to do No S a half a dozen times. The first time I did it, it stuck for about 3 months, and I lost about 25 pounds. So I knew it worked. I then slowly started letting my discipline fade, a snack her...
by Prodigalsun
Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Ok, back from the holiday weekend, and back on the N day routine. was a little peckish in the late afternoon, but hung tough. Dinner was a burito.

Workout was Combat Conditioning circuit training. Tomorrow, SG and intervall running workout.
by Prodigalsun
Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:23 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: A different approach to sledgehammers
Replies: 14
Views: 12687

Also, I think the act of halting the Sledgehammer brings into play the muscles in a different way, that may be more beneficial than the jaring impact of hitting something.
by Prodigalsun
Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A sweet by any other name?
Replies: 5
Views: 4162

I dunno, I kinda think that if it tastes like a sweet, it's a sweet.
by Prodigalsun
Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Tuesday was a success.

I went heavy on the portions, but kept it to one plate, and fended off a strong desire to pound down a quarter pounder while driving by McDonalds at 10pm last night.

Shovelglove: :D
Treadmill: :D
by Prodigalsun
Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts after 21 days
Replies: 9
Views: 8264

I remember Colon Blow! I also remember an adds from the Belushi/Curtain/Akroyd days. The cereal in the faux commercial was called Quary. Quarry - breakfast cereal made from rocks; "Better, because it's mined!" And then there was the one with John Belushi winning these olympic events (Bruce Jenner pa...
by Prodigalsun
Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Thanks everyone, we're pretty happy too.

No S: :D
Exercise :|

Worked out a little bit, no SG, will get to that today.
by Prodigalsun
Sun Nov 20, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 553436

Nice work Deb, I'm impressed with how you've been scaling down the midnight snacks, excellent use of willpower!
by Prodigalsun
Sat Nov 19, 2005 3:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Yesterday was successful, it was an S day, we finalized the adoption of our youngest daughter.
by Prodigalsun
Fri Nov 18, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 553436

Perhaps you should booby trap the fridge at night, the resultant calories worked off performing Indiana Jones maneuvers to get into it would cancel out any calories ultimately consumed!
by Prodigalsun
Fri Nov 18, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

I hear you deb, his life is not mine, but I can also use it instructionally.

yesterday was successful, another big plate at lunch, another light dinner.

Did the Royal Court for exercise.
by Prodigalsun
Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Living Proof
Replies: 10
Views: 15680

Reinhard, I think we found our Jared.

Wow, that is a tremendous accomplishment, Spiral!
by Prodigalsun
Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:06 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove workshop
Replies: 10
Views: 9386

Behold, the church of the mighty and holy shovelglove! "Master, how many times must I perform the butter churn? 7 times? "Nay, 70 times 7...or for 14 minutes, whichever comes first." "Yay, though I urban ranger through the valley of death Thou art my Sledge and my Shovel. Surely small portions and g...
by Prodigalsun
Thu Nov 17, 2005 2:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kim's Daily Check-in
Replies: 60
Views: 32058

I did BFL 3 years ago and lost 50 pounds. Gained back 30 of it. I couldn't maintain the eating, but I do like the work outs. I still do his cardio routine, as I've found nothing increases lung capacity more quickly.

Welcome!
by Prodigalsun
Thu Nov 17, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Thanks Deb! Well, so far so good, Had a huge plate for lunch yesterday, so ended up just having some fruit for dinner. Yesterday some sad news, we learned that my wife's uncle died. He was 64, in great health, and had a massive coronary during his morning run. a big shock for the family. Her dad is ...
by Prodigalsun
Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:27 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove workshop
Replies: 10
Views: 9386

Cool, Freak!

Perhaps Reinhard should start a Certification program, so that you can become a CSI, Certified Shovelglove Instructor.
by Prodigalsun
Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

He's Baaaack!

Ok, thought I'd give it a good two weeks to make sure I was rockin' and rollin again with No S before I dared show my face in here. Last several months I was off the wagon. when I found my chocolate/sugar cravings getting out of hand, I realized I needed to get back with the program. Two weeks ago I...
by Prodigalsun
Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Binging Psychology is eradicated on NOS....
Replies: 10
Views: 7578

for me, binging is directly proportionate with the level of sugar addiction I'm experienceing. If I'm on No S for a couple of weeks, the urge to binge goes away. It's like I can hear my body better.
by Prodigalsun
Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why Americans are fatter
Replies: 11
Views: 7276

Deb! thanks for the welcome.

Navin, you're right, someone had to say it.
by Prodigalsun
Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why Americans are fatter
Replies: 11
Views: 7276

thanks, Carolejo, hadn't gone anywhere, just sitting on my couch pounding down Hostess Cup Cakes and watching the belly grow. I have kept up withe exercise, so I've only regained about 5 pounds of the 20 I lost.
by Prodigalsun
Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why Americans are fatter
Replies: 11
Views: 7276

Eating in cars is a big issue in America. I own an Infiniti G20. The car is great, gets 30 miles to the galon, is sporty and luxurious, all in all couldn't ask for a better car in this era of $2.50 gasoline. One glaring problem in the car. One cup holder, that based on it's position, can only take a...
by Prodigalsun
Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: The Shovelglove IS a martial art!
Replies: 4
Views: 6634

The Shovelglove IS a martial art!

Ok, came accross this on Metafilter today. http://militera.lib.ru/research/suvorov6/01.html. Apparently, the infantry shovel is used by Russian Spetznaz as a weapon. Here's an avi showing how!

http://www.spetsnaz-gru.com/shovel-9s.avi
by Prodigalsun
Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:35 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: The strongest guy I know
Replies: 80
Views: 85541

Thanks, Reinhard, exercisings going great, it's the No S'ing I'm struggling with right now.
by Prodigalsun
Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:15 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: The strongest guy I know
Replies: 80
Views: 85541

Well, Kevin, I bought Furrey's book, and have been doing the Royal Court 3 days a week, giving the weights a rest. (other three days I SG and run)

I'm up to 50 Hindu squats
only about 5 perfect form Hindu pushups
Bridging...I'm using a stability ball.
by Prodigalsun
Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:13 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Just when i thought it was getting easy
Replies: 19
Views: 15015

An old trick for soreness, pop a couple ibuprophen before you shovel, it opens up the capilaries and does't allow for as much build up of lactic acid.
by Prodigalsun
Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Thanks, Deb!

Yesterday OK:

Breakfast: Fruit and breakfast bar
Lunch: Turkey sandwhich, chips, nuts, 2 plums
Dinner: Chicken Burrito
Snack: Energy bar :(

Exercise:

Upper body strength training: Dumbell Bench, military, curls, lat pulls, tricep press, hindu pushups.
by Prodigalsun
Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Ok, last week was not as successful from a food standpoint, I had a few sweets and few seconds. Workout flat out rocked, though Monday: leg curls, leg extensions, crunches and back extensions, calf raises and hindu Squats Tuesday: High intensity cardio, SG Wednesday: hindu pushups, dumbell bench, cu...
by Prodigalsun
Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Back into the No S swing after a weekend of parties. Yesterday:

Breakfast: nutrition bar, plum, peach
Lunch: Terriyaki chicken
Dinner: chinese food

Exercise: Lower body weights with ab work and Hindu Squats.
by Prodigalsun
Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Thanks, Kevin. I probably ought to just buy it, considering postage between us would probably come close to paying for it anyway.:D Thanks for your generous offer to share! Last two days have been mixed success I've had big lunches, and one lapse with a small bowl of icecream. Workout has been fabul...
by Prodigalsun
Wed Aug 24, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Big Choices and Little Choices
Replies: 19
Views: 5807

No 8-year-olds ... aagh! (I know you're kidding!) How about sustainably harvested maple from Vermont; recycled plastic and steel; and living wages for rehabilitated ex-cons? :) Better yet if the manufacturing is done on work-release by former CEOs convicted on stock fraud. Even Better! Yes, we can ...
by Prodigalsun
Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Big Choices and Little Choices
Replies: 19
Views: 5807

"(Plus, everyone here on the board will retire young, having run out and bought stock in sledgehammer manufacturing companies on a hot tip back in 2005!!! )" No no no, The No S Foundation for Wellness will have to launch it's own line of ShovelGloves. I envision them with ridged handhold areas on th...
by Prodigalsun
Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Report: Obesity Rates Up in Most States
Replies: 14
Views: 10573

I think we are a land of impulses and instant gratification. America is about Bigness, big houses, big cars, big portions. Growth is good. Moderation is not something we value as a society. Notice the emphasis on Extreme Sports, we have Extreme Eating, and when we want to loose weight, moderation is...
by Prodigalsun
Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Ok, back on track. Yesterday

Breakfast: plum, apple, raw almonds
Lunch: Indian food (large plate)
Dinner: spagetti, corn

Exercise:

HIC: Check
UR No
SG: started it, and tweaked my back again. Seems the post driving doesn't agree with my upper back.

About to hit the weights for today.
by Prodigalsun
Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Ok, had a good day right up until dinner time...went out with a friend and blew it! Ouy. I'm pissed.

Workout was great, upper body weights. Thinking about getting Combat Conditioning. Working out with your own body weight appeals to me.
by Prodigalsun
Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: The strongest guy I know
Replies: 80
Views: 85541

Sheesh, you guys are monsters! I think I'd be hard pressed to do 20 push ups.
by Prodigalsun
Mon Aug 22, 2005 4:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Ok, went on vacation for 5 days, got back tonight. thursday and Friday were tough, days, I did snack a bit, but didn't go crazy, Saturday and Sunday I was glutinous. I did work out well. Hard to stick to the diet when travelling and visiting with friends and family. Deb, I spent two days on whidbey ...
by Prodigalsun
Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Day 30 - Qualified Success

Ok, did alright, but kinda blew it in a healthy way after dinner. Breakfast: egg, assorted fruit Lunch: Veggie sandwhich, chips, plumb, blueberries Dinner: Chicken burrito, tamale, rice and beans. (couldn't finish). Then, my wife brought home some huge, organic, blackberries. I had a huge bowl of th...
by Prodigalsun
Tue Aug 16, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Hindu Butter Churns (experimental)
Replies: 13
Views: 14225

Thanks, Freakster. Now I'm intrigued by Furey's "Royal Court" Of exercise. seems remarkably full body, and truly emphasizes the strengthening and flexibility of the back, something we in the west neglect.
by Prodigalsun
Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Day 29 - Success

Ok,

Breakfast: nutrition bar, peach, apple, banana
Lunch: whole wheat spagetti with tofu meatballs
Dinner: chicken burrito

Exercise:

Upper body weights
by Prodigalsun
Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Hindu Butter Churns (experimental)
Replies: 13
Views: 14225

Ok, where do you find examples of how to do a Hindu Squat? I don't wanna buy Combat Conditioning.
by Prodigalsun
Mon Aug 15, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ariel's Experiment
Replies: 65
Views: 40542

You realize, if you go, Freak, you will be committing one of the classic blunders, the second most serious is never get involved in a land war in asia, and the first...never go in against a sicilian when death is on the line!!!
by Prodigalsun
Mon Aug 15, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Filling the "need" for a new fad diet ...
Replies: 29
Views: 18330

See, this is what I'm talking about: Put it all together, and the advice can seem like a muddle. Nutritionists and fitness experts still stress a good way to keep weight off is to eat less and exercise more. Many point to recent government dietary guidelines, which emphasize fruits, vegetables and w...
by Prodigalsun
Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Curse you Reinhard, You've Ruined Me!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 4541

The wife is liking the fact that I'm loosing weight, setting a better example for our kids at the table, and that her baking chocolate chips aren't disappearing.
by Prodigalsun
Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Ok, friday was a success, except I had a homemade blueberry muffin watching a movie with my wife.

S days have been S days, although I did do a high intensity cardio work out on Saturday.
by Prodigalsun
Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Curse you Reinhard, You've Ruined Me!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 4541

Curse you Reinhard, You've Ruined Me!!!

Ok...woke up this morning...MMmmm...SSSSS-Daayy. Got my youngest out of bed, headed off to have a meal at Dennys before meeting family at the Zoo. Was initially going to order a breakfast for me and her, but I said to myself, Hey, I'm No-Sing, no need to go over board. I'll share a breakfast with he...
by Prodigalsun
Fri Aug 12, 2005 4:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Thanks for the pointers, Deb. My back actually feels much better today, I have a Glutheim (sp), essentially a lower back exercise machine (got it from a friend where it was languishing in his basement). I hung my torso off it and let my vertebrae stretch out, and when I got off...no more pain, but a...
by Prodigalsun
Fri Aug 12, 2005 5:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Thanks, Deb.

Well, today was better.

HIC: Check
tweaked my back on shovelglove.

breakfast: Banana, blueberries
Lunch: Tuna bagel, pita chips, carrots
Dinner: Sushi
by Prodigalsun
Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Recipe Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 32285

My wife makes a variation ofthose. She does the butter scotch and the semis sweet, but substitutes the graham crackers with a brownie layer, and her nuts are walnuts.
by Prodigalsun
Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jammin' Jan's Check-In
Replies: 1081
Views: 328400

I dunno...Haven't you heard the slogan?

"Bible School Snacks: They're Sinfully Delicious!"

Hard to resist.
by Prodigalsun
Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 341553

navin wrote:Yes, as long as you are not in politics, pants falling down is a good thing. Congrats!
I dunno, depends on the politician. :D
by Prodigalsun
Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Thanks, Reinhard, for your encouragement. I've been telling myself that I'm just one meal away from being back on track. :) So, no major derailment. I had a good high intensity cardio workout this morning, and am looking forward to my lunch walk as I'm working from home, and I live in the boonies.
by Prodigalsun
Thu Aug 11, 2005 5:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Ok, had my first real slip up today.

Breakfast and Lunch were fine, but dinner I had two plates. I'm pissed at myself.

Exercise was good, did upper body weights and 2 miles at lunch.

Deb, from cheerleader to comedian now? :D
by Prodigalsun
Wed Aug 10, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 80714

Day 23 - Success

Had a nice 3 day S weekend. I actually did a lower body weight workout on my birthday. Tuesday was back on track Exercise: High intensity cardio Breakfast: Hard Boiled Egg, Banana, plum Lunch: Left over Chinese Curry Dinner: Ratatouille, Onion soup, french bread, bow tie pasta. Believe it or not I p...
by Prodigalsun
Mon Aug 08, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Study shows one third of all studies are nonsense
Replies: 13
Views: 5267

And then you have the studies that are politically or commercially motivated. Studies conducted by drug companies to see if their drug is safe. The FDA is so underfunded they just accept many of these defacto. God, you see some of the side effects on these drugs, sometimes they're worse than what th...