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by LoriLifts
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Christmas 2018 to Christmas 2019 log
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Losingthediets wrote:We kinda started on the same day! (I officially started on the 26th specifically because of Christmas being an S Day lol but we started following the pattern on the same day n.n)[/quote

Let's do this thing!
by LoriLifts
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Christmas 2018 to Christmas 2019 log
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Welcome! Your stair-climbing challenges sound fun. And I am huge fan/supporter of keeping a regular journal. This is as good a place as any. :-) Hey autoeats, I know you! I'm glad you're still on the forum! Keeping up this log is my NY resolution. I will do it, even if I just type a couple rambling...
by LoriLifts
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Christmas 2018 to Christmas 2019 log
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Welcome back Lori. How is the lifting going? Thanks for the welcome Ladybird! I'm still lifting. My last power lifting event was in November. I'm happy to report that all my records are intact! I enjoy participating in Power lifting events. What I don't enjoy is the mandatory weigh-ins. Despite res...
by LoriLifts
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Christmas 2018 to Christmas 2019 log
Replies: 6
Views: 886

The Christmas 2018 to Christmas 2019 log

Merry Christmas my No S friends! Like the ghost of Christmas past, I return to my old haunts. My 2019 resolution is to maintain a log on a regular basis. It begins today, which conveniently is a (S) holiday. I have lots to write about. Since it's an S day, I will save it for N days, when I'm not sna...
by LoriLifts
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vanilla S Strong!
Replies: 6
Views: 2508

Uh oh.
Looks like spam has invaded my blog.
I don't know how to delete it.
Maybe I'll start a new one.
by LoriLifts
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vanilla S Strong!
Replies: 6
Views: 2508

OK, time to get this blog going.. Working out of town tonight. N days are easy when I'm in a hotel. I weighed in yesterday at 127.5 lbs. That's in the middle of my Power-lifting division so I'm a happy camper. I know I can maintain this weight if I stick to Vanilla S. Here's what's coming up.. April...
by LoriLifts
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back... again LOL
Replies: 8
Views: 3147

We always come back!
Me too!
by LoriLifts
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vanilla S Strong!
Replies: 6
Views: 2508

Thanks for the welcome backs!
:D :D

I'm going to spend some time catching up with everybody. But first, I have to figure out why my photo isn't loading!
by LoriLifts
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vanilla S Strong!
Replies: 6
Views: 2508

Vanilla S Strong!

Hey everybody! Like a bad penny, or boomerang, or anything else that keeps returning, I'm back. I have so much to say. For now, here's the cliff notes. -My newest hobby has been power-lifting. Mostly, dead-lifts. The good news about being 60 is that it's easy to get DL records. I currently hold the ...
by LoriLifts
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Hello Hello Hello! Yes, I am alive and kicking. Two weeks ago, I completed my annual 100 mile Big Walk in Phoenix. This is a 6 day event that began on Dec 28 and ended on Jan 3. I've been a participant for several years. I like to use this time walking to reflect on the previous year and plan for th...
by LoriLifts
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942387

We can do whatever we want on Sunday!
No rules!
:D :D :D
by LoriLifts
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

I made all kinds of promises to myself about this month and have pretty much broken all of them. Those dang old thoughts and habits just keep circling around. Tired of trying to figure it out but not ready to throw in the towel, either. And my weight is actually relatively steady. Here's to a great...
by LoriLifts
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Between Halloween and Thanksgiving is a nice time for a Vanilla streak. Or from now. Or maybe from now... Hey Hey Hey everybody! I'm back from my self imposed hiatus. My habits were pretty solid for quite a while. However, the last couple months have been wishy washy at best. Time to dust off my Ha...
by LoriLifts
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Where's everybody been? Oh wait, it's me who's been gone. You all have been here. Super duper recap... I participated in the Tactical Strength Contest on Oct 1. My pull ups attempts were alas, unsuccessful. I lifted 210 lbs on the dead lift. My dead lift last spring was 235 lbs. I completed 100 KB s...
by LoriLifts
Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Thanks for the comments my No S buddies! I may register for the Tactical Strength Challenge on Oct 1. Not to be the best in my gym, just to test myself. If I participate, I will not attempt to lose a couple lbs before the event. If I participate, it will be because I love lifting and pulling heavy s...
by LoriLifts
Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Just came home from my barbell strength seminar. I was (by far) the oldest participant. Only 2 women attended. The rest of the class were burly strongmen. Guys that look like they spend many hours in the gym. The teacher was a big, beefy guy who is a strength coach. We practiced deadlifts and barbel...
by LoriLifts
Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

It's a deal oolala, I'll attend the barbell class, but I will keep a moderate mind! When we were in our "extreme" mode, my husband I hiked from the north side to the south rim of the canyon...28 miles in one day! We did it twice! Fast forward to my moderate ways. 3 miles up and 3 miles down is A-ok ...
by LoriLifts
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1745
Views: 911510

Mark Mattson is a grump! HA! Maybe he needs to open his eating window earlier!

Just checking in to say hi. You're awesome!
by LoriLifts
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Thanks for checking on me, my No S buddies! oolala...On Saturday I'm attending an all day workshop on barbell training. Sounds like I'm dipping my toe back into the competitive stuff, but I'm not! I'm attending because I like lifting heavy things. I know I'm staying on the right path because the nex...
by LoriLifts
Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1745
Views: 911510

Hi Kathleen, I've been following Fast-5 for several years. I may fall off and on No S (those pesky sweets), but I rarely stray from Fast-5. I've tried many forms of IF, this approach works best for me. I hope you like it too. If I can be of any help, feel free to reach out. In the beginning, I did o...
by LoriLifts
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are Nestle Capuccino Sachets an S?
Replies: 12
Views: 7142

Fresca is old school! I remember the commercials a million years ago when I was a kid!
by LoriLifts
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Thanks e-lyn!

The good thing about starting and stopping No S a million times is that I can't fool myself. I know all my mind games!
by LoriLifts
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

I was at my kettle bell gym this morning. Another BTC is starting on Sept 3. BTC is a 12 week Body Transformation Contest. A couple members were talking about participating. This conversation activated my diet brain that had been dormant for most of the summer. I started thinking "Maybe a challenge ...
by LoriLifts
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Hi CGal!
Hi oolala!

:D :D :D :D

As I type, new walls are being put up in my guest bathroom. The sound of drilling drowns out any "diet brain" noises!
by LoriLifts
Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Thanks for the kind and wise words Linda. Sometimes I marvel at the fact that at 59 years old, the diet thoughts still swirl up in my head. The same internal dialog I had when I was 30 years old! I am happy that I am now able to identify and cut off my diet head before it creates havoc. Hey, maybe I...
by LoriLifts
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

My house is in more disarray than usual. We are finally doing some much needed renovation.

The dust and dirt sucks. What's great is that I'm researching home improvement ideas instead of food stuff. I'm not thinking about food at all (but I've spent lots of time looking at DIY fireplace fillers).
by LoriLifts
Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Hope you had a terrific retreat oolala! Your post about goals was very timely. I'm thinking of skipping the next Tactical Strength Contest in October. The thought of competing seems to be triggering my diet brain. The conversation in my head... "Yipes, the TSC is only 10 weeks away. I don't think I ...
by LoriLifts
Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jackn's daily
Replies: 450
Views: 123390

Just stopping in to say hi.
:) :) :)
by LoriLifts
Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Hi oolala! So far so good, integrating the No S system with Dr Livingston's method. My only temptation is to track my Vanilla S days, so I can declare success with the 21 day challenge. Trouble is, once I complete a goal, I give myself permission to stop doing the behaviors that made me successful. ...
by LoriLifts
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942387

Just stopping by to say hi.
I'm sorry about the loss of your friend.
You are such a valued member of this community. Your thoughtful response on my thread was the reason I (finally) began to look inward. I'm in a better place because of your wise words.
Have a terrific 4th my No S friend...
by LoriLifts
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

oolala...Thank you for the thoughtful post. I've been thinking about your questions since your post. For the past couple weeks I've been reflecting on my behaviors and habits. On my successes and failures and what the patterns seem to be. Although I don't consider myself a binge eater, I do spend to...
by LoriLifts
Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Hi Emmama! Yep, it's a big deal for me, to skip a race. I've done hundreds of races, ranging from 6-50 miles. I never ever, would have considered doing this, in my past extreme life. I like that I'm not doing the extreme stuff anymore. However....I do need to get back on the No S wagon. Lately I hav...
by LoriLifts
Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Hi oolala..I'm all over the place with my meals too, on purpose. I don't want to do the "I'm a (fill in the blank)" anymore. Lately I seem to be eating more potatoes. The other week I was on a fruit kick. I'm just going with the flow and staying on the No S path. Dang, it's hot this weekend in New M...
by LoriLifts
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Home again! I've spent most of the last couple weeks on the road, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Can't say I was 100% compliant. The good news is I'm back on No S, in the middle of the week. In the past, I would wait until Monday. Hi oolala! Ha! You caught my "low carb" room service meal! I'm definitely...
by LoriLifts
Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ---JUNE Challenge---
Replies: 27
Views: 10566

I'm in!
1 :mrgreen:
by LoriLifts
Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

I'm working out of town this week. I'm waiting for my room service order. Despite being able to order anything I want (per diem rocks!), I placed a No S order. Here's an example of the room service menu..Flourless Chocolate Cake with freshly whipped cream and raspberry coulis. That would be deliciou...
by LoriLifts
Sat May 28, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

I so agree about food freedom. I think there's no food sanity without food freedom I agree with you jackn. Whenever I have been on a specific food plan, I would obsess about what I could eat. If it was paleo, I spend lots of time on the internet researching grain-free desserts. I could easily be in...
by LoriLifts
Fri May 27, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Congrats jackn! Full bows ain't easy! Soon I'll be going to my national sales meeting in Los Angeles. We received an e-mail about food. If we needed special meals, gluten-free, vegan, etc. I'm happy to report that I don't need any special meals! I'll eat whatever is served! My only rule will be No S...
by LoriLifts
Wed May 25, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Hi my friends! oolala...Doesn't it seem crazy that I'm amazed when I buy jeans that actually fit my body? Seems like that should be what everybody does. I'm dipping my toe into the "sane" pool! jackn... This No S forum has given me so support through the years. I feel like I should be a more active ...
by LoriLifts
Sun May 22, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do you call the end of a meal?
Replies: 34
Views: 13254

I rarely have anything left on my plate. If it's on my plate, I eat it!

For awhile I experimented with smaller plates for breakfast or lunch. Seemed like I was eating about the same amount of food. I tended to have more "height" on the smaller plates!
by LoriLifts
Sun May 22, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Hiya jackn! I want to start writing more in my little thread. In an effort to do so, I'm going to write a couple sentences everyday. If I'm out of town, I'll do the best I can. Went to a kick a$$ kettle bell class this morning. For the past couple months, my priority has been strength. That means my...
by LoriLifts
Sat May 21, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Check In by Bunso
Replies: 292
Views: 118155

Welcome!
Your username rocks!
by LoriLifts
Sat May 21, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Thanks for all the comments my No S friends. I think I'll always have a portion of my brain that's attracted to the extremes. All forms of diets are included. I choose not to listen to the extreme, all or nothing part of my personality anymore. I faced another test this week. I had to buy some jeans...
by LoriLifts
Mon May 16, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Good Luck to all of us indeed. I feel pretty darn confident that we're all on the right path... In 21 days I'll be attending my annual national company meeting in Los Angeles. In the past, this meeting is a huge diet trigger. I only see my co-workers once a year. I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT! I DON'T LOOK ...
by LoriLifts
Fri May 13, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

jackn...I'm doing yoga too. I like the calmness of the postures, even though some of them are tough! I think yoga is balancing out the strength stuff. I don't want to be able to lift heavy things but not be able to touch my toes.

Those are wise words about white knuckling. I'm going to remember them.
by LoriLifts
Tue May 10, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

oolala...The best of both worlds is where I want to live! I'm amazed at how happy I am in the moderation zone. For years and years I've been drawn to extremes. When we were in Las Vegas, my husband and I did a 5K race. In the past, I would never consider doing less than a half marathon. Now I love d...
by LoriLifts
Tue May 10, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jackn's daily
Replies: 450
Views: 123390

Belated congrats for completing the 21 day challenge.
I read your post on the 21 day thread.
Hip Hip Hooray!
by LoriLifts
Mon May 09, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

I ate my way through Las Vegas this weekend. It began with an almond brioche from a new place by Guy Savoy. It's located in Caesar's Palace, it was fantastic! My last meal was at Old Homestead, an iconic steakhouse that began in NYC. Filet Mignon with truffle butter. Roasted brussel sprouts. Key lim...
by LoriLifts
Thu May 05, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942387

Just stopping by to say hi and seeing how the IF is going. Have you heard of Dr Jason Fung? He has written extensively on fasting and has many videos. He's a very entertaining writer. His website is http://intensivedietarymanagement.com . It's chocked full of information. PS..Keep eating sanely and ...
by LoriLifts
Thu May 05, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

And, Walker, it sometimes occurs to me as a question. something that's ill-defined, but has been brewing: so, if snacking is wrong, what about physical activity? Is the intense, concentrated activity 'wrong'?! Could it be that regular, small doses are what's right? This won't be far from what they ...
by LoriLifts
Mon May 02, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong singing an old tune with new vigor
Replies: 49
Views: 24619

Welcome back!
by LoriLifts
Mon May 02, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idontknow's return to No S
Replies: 103
Views: 31068

Welcome back!
by LoriLifts
Mon May 02, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1745
Views: 911510

I love Minnesota.
Have a terrific May!
by LoriLifts
Mon May 02, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal
Replies: 1095
Views: 346331

Your Monday was a SUCCESS
You rock!!
by LoriLifts
Mon May 02, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jackn's daily
Replies: 450
Views: 123390

Stopping by to say hi!
Good for you for stopping mid-binge. You seem very self aware of your behaviors and triggers.
You're going to have a terrific week!
by LoriLifts
Mon May 02, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No-Hunger Breakfasts
Replies: 42
Views: 20392

I usually eat breakfast around 10am.
I like a roll/butter/cheese/meat combo.
Today I switched it up with yogurt and 2 mini muffins with peanut butter.
And lots of coffee!
by LoriLifts
Mon May 02, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm New!
Replies: 5
Views: 3517

Welcome!
by LoriLifts
Mon May 02, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Although I sometimes struggle with No Sweets, I'm amazed to discover that my urge to snack is pretty much gone. I used to be a big time snacker, especially at night. Sometimes I would go to bed at 8pm, to ensure I didn't eat a snack. I need to remember all the progress I've made. It's so easy to foc...
by LoriLifts
Sun May 01, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Hiya gals! jackn...it's so tough to not become a No S preacher. I had to swallow my words this morning in kettle-bell class. No S'ermonizing dang it! Thanks oolala! The 3 moves keep the playing field fair. The heavier contestants can dead lift more. The lighter contestants can do more pullups. The s...
by LoriLifts
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Hi jackn! Yep, the attitude is the prize. As much as I want to preach and filibuster about the freedom of the No S diet, I mostly keep my mouth shut. No one wants advice unless it's asked for. For example, last night at strength class, I saw one of the guys who participated in the Tactical Strength ...
by LoriLifts
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Hi Linda! Hi oolala! The results are in. I placed 15th in the female Masters Division. Women over 50 all over the world competed. The top female was from South Africa. I'm happy with my ranking. I'm even more happy about my attitude... I didn't look at my weight at the weigh-in. On the ranking list,...
by LoriLifts
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

"I'm committed to keeping to No S until then. No crazy diets, just the 3 rules." I (that's with a double capital) will hold you to that.
HA! Please hold me to it oolala! I need to squash my "diet brain" once and for all!
by LoriLifts
Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Thanks so much Linda.
I'm tickled pink at my results!

I'm doing much better with fitness goals instead of weight loss ones. They're more fun!
by LoriLifts
Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Yippee, it's done! I deadlifted 235 lbs. Completed 1 pullup. Completed 110 kettle bell snatches in 5 minutes. In a couple days I'll know how I ranked among the other women across the US who were in the Masters Division. The next Tactical Strength Challenge is on October 1. I'm committed to keeping t...
by LoriLifts
Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Tomorrow is the big day. Here's what I hope to accomplish.. Deadlift 235 lbs 1 pull up 100 kettlebell snatches in 5 min. Tomorrow is also my birthday! I usually don't celebrate my b-day, I would rather forget that I'll be older. This one is different. I'll be 59 freakin' years old. How much strength...
by LoriLifts
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Before the contest begins on Saturday, we have to step on the scale. What you weigh influences how you're scored. For example, lighter weight contestants who deadlift more than a heavier contestant gets a higher score. And the heavier people get a higher score on pull ups than the lighter ones. When...
by LoriLifts
Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Thanks so much for the kind comment jackn! I went to the gym this morning to do a pull up. My mind was beginning to sabotage me. Last night I was actually thinking about not showing up on Saturday. This is the same type of thinking that hooks me into "diets". Crazy thoughts. I completed 2 pull ups t...
by LoriLifts
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 244
Views: 103291

Hiya Merry!

Sometimes I take my No S book on the road. One time I thought I left it in a hotel room (the horror!). I was so relieved to find it wedged between the "unmentionables" in my luggage.
by LoriLifts
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Hey jackn! Yep, I'm kinda old. The good thing about it is I can enter in the Masters competition, not as many old women participate! Last night was our last prep class for the competition. I attempted to do a pull up and much to my dismay, failed miserably. When I came home, I was tempted to google ...
by LoriLifts
Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Thanks for the kudos Linda!

oolala..Next Saturday is the big day, April 23. Which is also my birthday. What better way to turn 59 than lifting lots of weight! Plus, my birthday falls on a S day. It's a win-win situation!
by LoriLifts
Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

jackn...The Tactical Strength competition is on the same day at gyms all over the world. It consists of 3 movements. Barbell deadlift, Pullup and Kettlebell snatches. Each contestant is scored, you can see how you preform against people in your age group. It is held every 6 months. Wow, this Saturda...
by LoriLifts
Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: jackn's daily
Replies: 450
Views: 123390

Just stopping by to say welcome to the family.

You're doing terrific!

:) :)
by LoriLifts
Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 244
Views: 103291

I started No S in 2008. I hate to say that I've ever left, let's just say that sometimes I've been on "hiatus". The times I've strayed is when my diet brain returns. I feel the need to lose some weight for an event. Or read about some "new and improved" way of eating. Every hot new diet or food plan...
by LoriLifts
Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Hi oolala and jackn! BIG NEWS. BIG BIG NEWS! At least for me. I can do a pull up! 2 pull ups! From a dead hang position, which is the criteria for my upcoming tactical strength competition on April 23. Boom! I was tempted to do a "diet", just until the contest. I resisted, mostly followed No S and k...
by LoriLifts
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Hi oolala!
Currently, Vanilla S means the rules Reinhard created.

....plus a bit of fasting.

is that a mod?

perhaps.

For me, at this time, it seems to be working.

For now.

:) :) :)
by LoriLifts
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942387

Hiya oolala!
Fellow traitor here...I've been doing various forms of IF for several years. I think it's a good fit with No S. Currently I'm doing 2 24 hr fasts a week. The remaining days are No S.
Keep calm and IF and No S on!
:D :D :D
by LoriLifts
Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

I've been doing vanilla s......

but I need to be careful about proclaiming that I'm doing vanilla s.

Seems like as soon as I make grand proclamations, I crash and burn.

I'm doing vanilla s on the down low....
by LoriLifts
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Phew. that was rough. But focused again
Replies: 13
Views: 7567

I'm so sorry for your loss.
We've had to make that difficult decision several times. Knowing when to let go is part of being a loving caregiver.
((((HUGS))))
by LoriLifts
Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Hi Cgal.
My mod is that I can have a dessert on N days but it has to fit on one of my 3 plates.
So far, it's working for me.
by LoriLifts
Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Thank you for the wise words oolala. I'm going to remember them!
by LoriLifts
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942387

Yikes, I've done some extreme diet behaviors. Weighing food in restaurants isn't one of them!

I've always liked your signature "Count plates, not calories. 3 a day". That's it in a nutshell.
by LoriLifts
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Clarinetgal's check in!
Replies: 666
Views: 354920

Just stopping by to say hi.
I just wrote about regressing into "diet" mode. The good news is that even though I dipped my toe back into it, diets aren't appealing to me anymore.

I'm with you, no more restrictive eating!
by LoriLifts
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Hi Cgal! I went down the "diet" rabbit hole for awhile. But I pulled myself back out! My crazy brain decided that I needed to lose weight to do a pull up. Ten lbs would be great, more would be even better. The good news is that I quickly realized that dieting isn't the right path. This week I'm back...
by LoriLifts
Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello, I'm Back...AGAIN...for Good
Replies: 8
Views: 4498

I remember you!
Welcome back!
I like lifting heavy things too....
by LoriLifts
Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Hi oolala! The difference between a chin up and a pull up is the hand positions. I've got 8 weeks to train for a pull up. I still have a long way to go but I'm not giving up! I did a half marathon last weekend. Since I scaled back to 10Ks, it was mentally tough to do 13.1 miles. I crossed the finish...
by LoriLifts
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Hiya Linda!

Big progress on Project Pull-up this afternoon.

I completed 2 chin ups! From a dead-hang!

It's not a pull-up but I'm heading in the right direction!

I'm 100% compliant on No Snacks and No Seconds. On N days, I'm down to a small pc of chocolate after dinner.

Progress all around!
by LoriLifts
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

One more thing..

The more I stick to No S, the more I can't tolerate listening or reading any "diet" info.

I used to be obsessed about learning about the latest weight loss information.
I loved watching all the weight loss tv shows, like The Biggest Loser.


Now they annoy me.
by LoriLifts
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: O43 Check-in
Replies: 976
Views: 590554

Have I ever said that I love your bacon signature? I agree!

I'm sorry to hear about your car but I'm glad you're ok.

Here's a couple smileys..

:D :D :D
by LoriLifts
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 3779
Views: 1175256

EEEK LICE!!!!

Greyhounds rock!

'Nuff said..
by LoriLifts
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942387

Just stopping by to say hi to my No S friend!
by LoriLifts
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Hi Over43! Hi Sarah! Thank you for the walk suggestions, I'm going to check them out.. Still working on pull ups. It's kind of frustrating to not be able to complete one yet. I need to relax and trust the process. Still working on Vanilla S. It's kind of frustrating to not be able to complete a 21 d...
by LoriLifts
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Hi Linda!

Husband and I did a 10K race this morning. Before I embraced moderation, I only registered for half or full marathons. Now, 10Ks are my favorite distance!

Viva la moderation!
by LoriLifts
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

One more thing.. One of the owners of the cryotherapy place I go to is an Olympic athlete (yep, I still freeze for 3 min every couple days). Jarin is a sprinter that runs for Trinidad. He will be in Brazil for the summer Olympics. He trains 6 days a week. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday he trains 2X...
by LoriLifts
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

My strength trainer is the voice of reason! On Monday night, I was once again attempting to do a dead hang pull up. Another try, another failure. I said to the guy next to me "The only way I'll be able to do this is to lose some weight". The trainer overhead this conversation. He said to me "If you ...
by LoriLifts
Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Thanks for the support Over43! 12 weeks until my big pull up challenge. Not there yet but....I'm making progress. I'm working on doing negatives, they're getting easier but will never be easy. Patience Lori, Patience! It's funny, seems like the more I practice pull ups, the more I want to stick to t...
by LoriLifts
Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Thanks for the supportive words my No S friends! Tomorrow is my first full week of work since vacation. I'm actually looking forward to the structure. Being on vacation physically causes me to be on vacation mentally. In other words, time to get back to No S! My next feat of strength happens in 15 w...
by LoriLifts
Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

Thanks guys!
100.17 miles!
Now I'm heading to Las Vegas for a couple days. Tonight is a fabulous buffet at Caesars Palace. And it's an S Day!
WOOHOO!
by LoriLifts
Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

95.24 miles
It's an S day.
Life is good!
by LoriLifts
Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: **********January Challenge ************
Replies: 23
Views: 9122

I'm ready to get this done!

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by LoriLifts
Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Strong Way
Replies: 178
Views: 68304

90.24 miles. Less than 24 hours to go, unless I tumble down a hill, I'm pretty confident I'll get 100 miles completed. If you do 100 miles, you get a belt buckle. The belt buckle gets larger as you complete 100 mile increments. The largest buckle is for 500 miles. Some people on the track will be ge...