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by fkwan
Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 4, day 8. Tawk amongst yerselves.

Y'all, Feel free to talk. I'm flattered that you think so highly of me that you have to argue about my welfare. :D Day 8 or so of No Scale. Did not enter calories officially in computer, because was too tired to go near it. Went home and went straight to bed. Today's mileage goal is 7 m for baseline...
by fkwan
Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 4, day 7. Back to normalcy.

I have decided the only way to deal with this bingeing, etc. etc. is to make sure I eat 1000 calories or less during N days and figure out a way to throw out the ice cream on trash day (Thursday) so I can not binge on the weekends. Used the metronome on today's AM walk. The stupid thing is really lo...
by fkwan
Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 4, Day 6. Last of the S days

Unexpected little walklet to get out of house away from mother-in-law, only 58 minutes, 3.4 miles, 7882 steps. I used my metronome for the first time and did some 17 minute miles. B: 1.5 cups of pecan praline ice cream. L: Kashi, banana, peach, rice protein, flax, soymilk. Then a ciabatta roll with ...
by fkwan
Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 4, day 5. Yet another S Day.

Total walk time: 3 hours, 56 minutes, 11.5 miles, 26,862 steps. No hip pain when walking. Received Chiwalking DVD in mail to check form, haven't watched it yet because I don't have a !@#$%ing DECODER on my computer, too lazy to watch it on DVD machine. B: Clif Builder 20 g protein bar. L: 1 scoop m...
by fkwan
Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 4, day 4. July 4 S day.

So far, so good: walked 3 miles to work from stop at credit union (i.e., spent one hour in car from middle of nowhere, got out at credit union, walked to work; SIGH.). Later will walk about 2 miles to my beloved Central Market, plus one mile on break. Total walk time: 2 hours 31 minutes, 7.6 miles, ...
by fkwan
Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 240115

Blue,

Glad kitty is improving. ((hug)).

The resilience of organisms never ceases to astound me.

love f
by fkwan
Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 4, day 3. Big Changes Coming.

Poor little No S needs a-tweaking. I'm obviously going through serious changes and failing where I never failed before. Can't have any more binges, but since my serotonin level is so low, some sort of sweets or carbs are in order, and since I can't gain all the weight back, I have to allow them calo...
by fkwan
Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Bad day at the office
Replies: 9
Views: 4894

Re: Bad day at the office

I've actually resorted to trying to breath out my frustration. Physically. It's enough to make one burst out laughing, but it does the trick. Fancy pants people call that meditation, and it actually works. :) ((hug)) I deeply, deeply sympathize. I thought I had this thing licked but in the face of ...
by fkwan
Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST! UNLIMITED HUGS KC, I don't have a website due to privacy and time restrictions. I'll try to put some stuff up from time to time. I do have a private mailing list. Did I mention that I hate menopause? :) It's probably contributing to the depression. The rest of it is the fact t...
by fkwan
Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 240115

Blue,

Kitty will tell you when it is time for her to say goodbye. I hope she still has some time left. If she's moving, eating and drinking, there's more time.

Hugs, f

(Been there with innumerable doggies)
by fkwan
Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 4, day 2.

I admit to mentally feeling like absolute sh**. I spent all yesterday crying at work, with no one noticing, of course. I was reading a book about pilgrimages and finding your true self and all that rot, and realizing that I was living an absolute lie of a life and wondering how to fix me. Today is b...
by fkwan
Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: What about wearing pedometers?
Replies: 11
Views: 12033

Sometimes I wear my daughter's Pikachu Tamagachi(sp?) it acts as a pedometer. I would like to get one of my own though. It would be nice to have one that measures both steps and mileage. I know it can be done, but I don't know if they make any that do it. basically all you have to do is input the l...
by fkwan
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: What about wearing pedometers?
Replies: 11
Views: 12033

I wear a pedometer. My walking has increased about 48% since I started wearing it.


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by fkwan
Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Go Figure, Part Deux
Replies: 1
Views: 1921

Go Figure, Part Deux

Weekends Slow Weight Loss, Researchers Find

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 115649.htm
by fkwan
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month FOUR, day 1. La di da...

I lost *approximately* one pound last month. This month I am going to attempt to not look at the scale. This month I am going to concentrate on healing my hip. Today's walk goal: another "10K", which I beat by a mile, and also did carrying about a 10# backpack in the usual 100 degree heat...Hip pain...
by fkwan
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Hey Kwan, So sorry to hear about your hip doings. Have you tried taking glucosamine-condroiton or however it is spelled? I know my PT told me that it was the only supplement set that has actually been proven to help treat/prevent joint pain. I hope you can find some help! Resting Resting, Took the ...
by fkwan
Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, day 30. Back to normalcy.

Total walk time: 1 hour, 50 minutes, 5.04 miles, 12,291 steps. Lots of hip pain. Gym: TBA 23 minutes upper body weights. B: Cheerios, banana/pear/strawberry mix, flax, protein, almond milk, calcium citrate powder. L and D: Salad, beans, salsa, boiled potatoes, nutritional yeast; banana/pear/strawbe...
by fkwan
Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, day 29. S Day.

NO exercise today; recovery from 10 miler.

B: Cheerios, flax, protein, strawberries, banana, soymilk.

L: Popcorn.

D: Too much faux burger, bread, salad, boiled potatoes.


About 1.5 L water, 3 cups coffee, lots of rest.

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by fkwan
Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, day 28. S-day madness and Personal Best

A new personal best for the old dame: 10.48 miles, 25,482 steps, 3 hours, 45 minutes. All in 100+ degree heat. B: (late) 1 small oat ice cream soft-serve cone. L: Southwest red pepper hummus on whole grain rolls. D: Salad, faux pumpkin fajita meat, bean burrito, tostada chips, leftover hummus, salsa...
by fkwan
Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, day 27. BINGE FAILURE

Baseline (5 miles) walk in preparation for long walk tomorrow. New resoled shoes. Much less hip pain; figured out new stretch which seems to be opening it up a bit. Total walk time: 1 hour, 59 minutes, 5.4 miles, 13,333 steps. No weights today. B: A little leftover Bob's 8 grain mixed with oatmeal a...
by fkwan
Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Resting, Actually, I felt GREAT! (Thanks for yr support. :) My actual range was 97-100 (normal for my height) and I never felt or looked better. All this carrying on is about 20 pounds I REGAINED after assuming a bad lifestyle with a job change and other stress. I sustained it for about 6 months bef...
by fkwan
Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I am a scale person
Replies: 10
Views: 5400

My behavior is still too erratic to go without the scale. Perhaps if I had weighed myself every day when I switched jobs and daily atmospheres I would not have had to re-lose 20 pounds. :) When I reach my ideal weight range, however, I hope No S habits will make visits to the scale every day less ob...
by fkwan
Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, day 26. Second period of month. 105.6!!!

Did I mention I LOVE menopause? :wink: Back to the "last ten pounds". Nevertheless, hip pain or no hip pain, onward through the morass... B: Back to normal. Bob's 8 grain, protein, banana/pumpkin/raisin mix. L: Onion rings my mother-in-law wouldn't eat last night, banana/pumpkin/raisin mix. D: McDou...
by fkwan
Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, day 25. Absolutely no weight change.

Not a drop. Not even a weence. I don't get it. I look much better. My bad hip is twingeing. Maybe my leg muscles are reacting from walking a mininum of six miles a day, even if it's slow. Oh well, stasis is better than weight GAIN. I remember once walking 7 miles and eating barely anything one day e...
by fkwan
Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: describe ur s-days
Replies: 26
Views: 10151

Re: what i ve read...

also from what i ve read in this forum there are many ppl here that are having whole pizzas, cake, cookies, chocolate etc. - all of these regular - while i m even cutting out all sugars and animal fats! I'm not a nutritionist, just an experienced vegan dieter, but I don't think crappy metabolism ca...
by fkwan
Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: describe ur s-days
Replies: 26
Views: 10151

Re: describe ur s-days

3 pancakes with fruit syrup and peanutbutter 3 handfull of cashew nuts (not roasted) 3 small rolls 2 biskuits two big portions of fried pasta with some cheese topping 3 pieces of lemon cake 4 tortillas filled with either some soy cheese or peanut butter and honey 3 middle sized servings of rice abo...
by fkwan
Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, day 24. No weight change.

I keep meaning to have my body fat tested, and I keep forgetting. :( I'm not losing hardly any "weight" at all, but I look muscular and more compact. I am increasing mileage by 0.1 mile each day until I run out of time. Today's goal: 5.6 m. Twice a month there are Killer days; I did a Map my Walk to...
by fkwan
Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Easy and Hard
Replies: 14
Views: 5942

Hard: S days. I don't do well with "freedom".

I'm great during the week -- no sweet cravings, no seconds. Never did the snack thing. Weekends I'm all over the place.

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by fkwan
Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are you male or female?
Replies: 29
Views: 10370

Female age 53, last time I looked. :P


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by fkwan
Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, Day 23. Back to 106.8 pounds.

If anyone knows of a pedometer/heart rate watch/timer whatever the hell that beeps for different paces, please let me know. I tested my watch pedo on the treadmill again. It's way off as far as pace is concerned. I walked 3, 3.5 and 3.6 mph on a 1 surface. I fiddled with it and am going to retest it...
by fkwan
Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Popcorn, Junior Mints and Ninety Day Results!
Replies: 20
Views: 7753

Hooray, hooray, hooray! Blue, you are the No S Poster Girl! :D

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by fkwan
Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, day 22. I think this will be an N day.

Amish female "rest" day: 4.115 miles at 1 hour 30 minutes, 10,252 steps. This is the absolute minimum They think an American should move a day. Heavens, are we ever out of shape. No wonder it's hard to lose weight! B: 1 slice whole wheat bread, 1 tb. chunky peanut butter (before walk); 1 cup raisin ...
by fkwan
Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: What is a "normal" amount of walking?
Replies: 9
Views: 10862

I am walking alot more using a pedometer. I love it. I would do just what Reindhard said and increase steps that way. I have a job that I can get 5,000 to 7,000 steps a day there and then I walk on my lunch break and after work to get in 11,000 a day. Now that I am off for summer break though, it i...
by fkwan
Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What does binge mean to you?
Replies: 24
Views: 9532

All of the above, pretty much, although for me the "binge" is just an add-on after I've eaten too many calories at meals. For example, I shouldn't have eaten 1/3 of a roll of marzipan for dessert at lunch, which threw off the calories allowed for the rest of the day. Therefore, dinner was already a ...
by fkwan
Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, Day 21. 21 day club x 3!!!! An Anti-S Day.

Of course, I binged. Worse, I binged more than ever before. I ate TWO cups of the offensive, nonvegan pecan praline ice cream MY BLASTED ASS MOTHER-IN-LAW WOULDN'T EAT, EVEN THOUGH (A) SHE LIKES ICE CREAM, AND (B) THAT WAS WHY X BOUGHT IT JUST FOR BLOODY HER. Of course I felt swollen and miserable a...
by fkwan
Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:04 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in
Replies: 1014
Views: 379644

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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by fkwan
Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, day 20, Mental Health Non-weekend S Day

Wow, I love my pedometer!!!!! I took an extra day to go to the city and run errands. This is why I love Urban Rangering and hate living in the country... Total walk time: 3 hours, 17 minutes. 9.045 miles!!!! 22,606 steps! I'm an honorary Amish dudette! B: Lousy chocolate chip cookie (not vegan) and ...
by fkwan
Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 429195

In the attempt not to snack between meals; I eat larger meals. And as I struggle unsuccessfully to avoid all types of snacking. the calorie totals of the larger meals together with the unplanned snacking are raising my calorie averages to an unacceptable level. Hmm. This would call for a sort of "l...
by fkwan
Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: What is a "normal" amount of walking?
Replies: 9
Views: 10862

kbits wrote:Oz is a very car intensive society, on account of everything being so far apart. My home town has an urban sprawl of 130km. Fortunately, it has one of the best public transport systems on Earth.
OOh. Where is that?

I have to admit I'm an Ozphile. Always wanted to visit.

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by fkwan
Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Until I started the NoS diet, I didn't know. . .
Replies: 4
Views: 2808

Re: Until I started the NoS diet, I didn't know. . .

just how much emotional eating I was doing. I never really thought of myself as an emotional eater, but now I can see all the times when I am not really hungry, but am seeking comfort. Interesting stuff! Anyone else learned things about themselves from no S'ing? I loved to hear your experiences. We...
by fkwan
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, day 19. Down 0.4 pound -- WOO HOO!

It's too early to say, but it appears that the pedometer is my lifesaver. :) I did one of those Google Map my Run/Walk things for the lap around the hospital that I do on break. The pedometer was pretty accurate, considering my trying to draw a line around the region in the first place. Six of one! ...
by fkwan
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 429195

I've recorded all my food for more than 3 years in my software program, Diet Power. My records show that my overeating problem has become much worse during the past 2 months while I've been trying No S. I'm curious. What is it about No S that differs from your regular routine, since you weigh and c...
by fkwan
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Nordic/skiwalking
Replies: 4
Views: 7142

Nordic/skiwalking

It looks cool. Anyone done it? Biggest drawbacks to me are (a) cost of poles and (b) having to buy a piece of equipment, which I'm nixing presently due to Shopping Luddite. :)

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by fkwan
Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Gradual Weekday/End Luddite
Replies: 4
Views: 8027

Gradual Weekday/End Luddite

I'm doing a major psychological/spiritual rehauling. Buddhists like to "travel light". I don't know if it's menopause or what, but I've become very conscious (the recent death of Tim Russert didn't help any) that my time on the planet is limited. I've found that I can't tolerate a lot of Stuff that ...
by fkwan
Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, Day 18. Down .6 pound.

Slept 8 hours. I am making myself go to bed at 2230 or earlier every night. Unfortunately, I can't get up any earlier in the morning. :( I started an Excel record of weight, miles and steps. I did NOT go near my home computer AT ALL last night, so did not record calories. Apparently my body is a mes...
by fkwan
Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: What is a "normal" amount of walking?
Replies: 9
Views: 10862

What is a "normal" amount of walking?

I'm really ashamed to have to ask, but after getting a pedometer, and feeling as if I am walking all damned day long, I barely came in under the "minimum" of 10,000 steps. I'm ashamed because I spend a minimum of two hours a day in a car commuting from the middle of nowhere to where I work, then sev...
by fkwan
Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tiny Steps to no-snacking Habit
Replies: 6
Views: 3294

I never had a problem with snacking, but I suspect that we have similar psyches. I think that snacking is your version of my bingeing: a subconscious or unconscious form of rebellion. Having to exist on 1000 calories a day and exercise until one drops is not fun. Substituting another habit for the s...
by fkwan
Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, day 17. STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN.

Still at 108 pounds. Nothing makes any sense anymore. I am just going to have to pretend I'm starting again at this weight and try to go from there. I'm going to have to reprogram the stats to reflect someone who does not exercise because I apparently have a sluggish, menopausal metabolism. My doct...
by fkwan
Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, day 16. Back up the hill again. Gained a pound.

I love Mondays. The watch pedo does cumulative totals only. Total walk time: 1 hour, 31 minutes, 4.3 miles, 10,787 steps. The bare minimum and I felt as if I had walked a marathon. Gym: 23 minutes whole body. Gone back to original 3 days a week schedule in hopes of losing some weight. I have decided...
by fkwan
Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, Day 15. Needless to say, today is an N day.

The good news: I found a pedometer that works, once I set it correctly. It's a Sportline 955 pedometer watch. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000O3OHIY Perimeter: 2.6 m at probably average 3.7 mph, respectable 226 calories, Total walk time, 1 hour 20 minutes. Now that I know the thing works proper...
by fkwan
Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, day 14 -- the weekly S day.

An Unscheduled Outing into the city, callooh, callay!!!!! Walked approximately 1 hour, 10 minutes in horrible heat and blazing sun. B: 1 cup vegan instant vanilla pudding (yech) with 3/4 cup crunchy raisin bran and 1 tb. rice protein. Won't try that again. L: Super salad: spinach, quinoa and veggies...
by fkwan
Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Moxie's 60-Day Check in
Replies: 46
Views: 15209

Moxie28 wrote: I really need to make some plans with girlfriends for this week. I think that will help me through this.
Most definitely. That's what I miss being out here in the middle of nowhere, the proximity of grrlfriends. :(

Good luck. Put the heartbreak in the book.


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by fkwan
Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JillyBean's Check In
Replies: 160
Views: 60821

blueskighs wrote:
I don't have a physical addiction that cannot be controlled
Me either :D ! what a relief :wink:

Blueskighs
Dittoditto :)

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by fkwan
Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Doctor's visit--down 7 lbs!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 5961

Yippeee! :D

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by fkwan
Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question for vegans- maybe TMI :)
Replies: 13
Views: 5589

Also: psyllium capsules (NOW is a good brand), 1-2 a day. Even though I eat veggies out the wazoo, the doc recommended them. Since I never do anything they say without trying it first, I did. Good stuff. You will have lovely velvety poops on a regular schedule. :lol:


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by fkwan
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Moxie's 60-Day Check in
Replies: 46
Views: 15209

Moxie,

what is your book about? :)

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by fkwan
Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, Day 13, Friday the 13th. No change.

Still at 107.6. Can't figure it out. I can't drop any more calories. I don't get ENOUGH sleep as it is, can't get up earlier to exercise more. Maybe more sleep??? They say it helps. The Head Gym Grrl, however, said that she'd noticed I'd lost weight, looked good and "don't worry about the scale." I ...
by fkwan
Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question for vegans- maybe TMI :)
Replies: 13
Views: 5589

Re: Question for vegans- maybe TMI :)

I've been having some serious stomach problems lately- like things just don't seem to be moving through (if you catch my drift lol!) I rarely eat meat but I was thinking about going all vegan to see if that might help. I am also eating too much overall which I'm sure is not easing the situation eit...
by fkwan
Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone reached their 'ideal' weight without exercise?
Replies: 25
Views: 8618

OrganicGal wrote:I know, that for me personally....I will never, I cannot reach my ideal/goal weight without regular exercise!
Ditto.

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by fkwan
Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 839
Views: 684704

CC: Laissez les bonnes habitudes rouler! :)

Hooray! :D

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by fkwan
Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: My Little Monkette Corner of the World
Replies: 0
Views: 4076

My Little Monkette Corner of the World

It's very, very hard to simplify one's life according to the principles of www.zenhabits.net et al if you live with two people with hoarding OCD. :) Therefore, I have decided that since I will never get away from living in chaos totally, I can dig out a teeny tiny corner of my own private universe. ...
by fkwan
Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating Out
Replies: 9
Views: 4316

It's amazing what poverty, distance and being married to a chef do to get rid of the eating out thing. :lol:


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by fkwan
Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, day 12. No change in weight.

AM walk: 21 minutes. Break walk #1: 24 minutes. Break walk #2: 28 minutes. Total walk time: 1 hour 13 minutes. Elliptical trainer: 8.5 calories/min x 21 minutes. Gym: 25 minutes lower body weight circuits. B: Oatmeal, strawberries, banana/pumpkin/raisin mix, rice protein, flax. L: Salad, faux pumpki...
by fkwan
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating Less Meat
Replies: 17
Views: 7585

I always root (!) for pro-vegetarian or less meat information. It helps a GREAT deal if you have a strong reason for doing it, either health and/or moral reasons. Everybody should view http://www.meetyourmeat.com/ before making a decision. Even if I weren't a Buddhist, every time I look at my lab va...
by fkwan
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, Day 11. 107.6 pounds.

Regained 2 pounds. Have no idea why. Got period back after 3 months and usually on day 4 all the water weight is gone, not increased. It may take a year to lose this weight, and it's only 8% of the weight which originally took a year to lose. :cry: Scale at mammogram facility yesterday thought I wei...
by fkwan
Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's Daily Check-In
Replies: 258
Views: 69003

I just got around to seeing the pictures because they're inaccessible at work. :(

Vote 3 for Fabulous Hair!

Lots of hopeful hugs going your way,

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by fkwan
Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: just started, need help
Replies: 13
Views: 7309

I agree with Jill, but is there any way to move that lunch to say, 1:00 or 2? I eat all my meals at my desk. :) I get to work at 9:30 and have breakfast at 10, lunch at 1, and because my schedule is weird, dinner at about 5.

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by fkwan
Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 135 Goal Check-in
Replies: 126
Views: 44374

As long as you don't replace alcohol with something else, you will surely lose some weight! Surely surely. But if you replaced two beers with, say, two iced teas, you won't really lose weight. You know? Not to insult your intelligence or anything! Today I weighed 145.6. Yaay. Oh and I'll also have ...
by fkwan
Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, Day 10. No weight change.

Due to the fact that I am perimenopausal and that means bats****t crazy and not able to deal with any sort of stress or change, I have cancelled my trip. I have decided in classic Zen Buddhist fashion to Do Nothing until my retirement and just worry about Big Things (roof falling in, illness, death)...
by fkwan
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: First Day
Replies: 8
Views: 3946

It's hard but you'll get there in the end!

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by fkwan
Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, day 9 --approximate 2 pound gain.

Only estimated, fully dressed on scale. Back to normalcy, thank the universe. I hate weekends. I admire the No S principles, but I have to admit I don't like being "free" and eating more than one serving of whatever, even though I know that whatever I see on the scale does not reflect an actual weig...
by fkwan
Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, day 8--lousy

One hour 7 minutes around the perimeter. B: Chinese Elvis sandwich optimized: Whole wheat toast, banana, peanut butter, garlic/chili sauce, protein, flax; about 550 damned calories. D: 3 bean/cheese tacos (bad, bad vegan, but not much cheese in them), salad, faux chicken (way too much of), garden z...
by fkwan
Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, Day 7--S Day of the Week.

Bimonthly lovely Errands in City Walk: One hour, 7 minutes, 210 calories. B: Chinese Elvis Sandwich (peanut butter, banana, garlic/chili sauce) on whole wheat toast with added protein and flax, a whopping 583 calories. Not doing that again.... :( 20% protein though. L: Fruit Salad at Central Market...
by fkwan
Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weekday bean/legume based meals in 15 minutes
Replies: 23
Views: 7847

You can't beat Tex Mex bean salad: Salad Pinto beans (or for nonpurists, any bean or combination will do) or black beans Crumbled tortilla chips OR yellow hominy Seasoning: salt, red pepper, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, dash of masa (cornmeal), cumin Cheese for nonvegans, nutr...
by fkwan
Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Resting On A Journey
Replies: 197
Views: 72658

Happy 27th! This year is my 28th! :)


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by fkwan
Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 135 Goal Check-in
Replies: 126
Views: 44374

Nichole wrote: There are Entenmenn’s donuts sitting out on the counter, but I did not touch them.
I don't know what I am going to do for a week in a house filled with the things and probably every other sweet known to humanity. :)

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by fkwan
Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: all as one--commitment to change
Replies: 43
Views: 12776

Re: Gonna be bad, bad, bad this weekend-

all as one wrote:Triglycerides- 114
Total Cholesterol-178

HDL- 61
LDL- 94
8) 8) [/b]
Congratulations!!!

(((hug)))

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by fkwan
Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do YOU optimize your oatmeal?
Replies: 25
Views: 9959

I hadn't been eating oatmeal in a while -- sorry, Noel, it's the paste kind--that's what the husband bought, a big ol' gigantic box of the stuff. :) It just tasted too sugary to me and only took five minutes to eat. Anyway, I decided to just put protein and flax and water in some for the hell of it ...
by fkwan
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, Day 6. 105.9 -- No Change. FIRST FAILURE!

AM walk: 34 minutes including 20 minutes on treadmill @ 6 cal/min intervals. Break walk #1: 18 minutes. Break walk #2: 36 minutes. Total walk time: 1 hour, 15 minutes. No weights today, rest day. Elliptical trainer: 16 minutes at 8.25 cal/min. B: Oatmeal with rice protein, flax, fresh peaches and ba...
by fkwan
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

WOW! I can't imagine saying something that personal to a stranger! Fantastic blood work! Are you taking vitamin D? I started last year and will get a level this fall. Have heard that lots of folks are low. And you are down again!! :D Resting Resting, Yes, I am taking 2000 IU every day. I thought th...
by fkwan
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This is ridiculous!
Replies: 25
Views: 9229

I third or fourth it. :)

It works. It takes forever, but it works.

Bows, garlands of flowers for Reinhard. :)

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by fkwan
Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 839
Views: 684704

CCL,

That's terrific!

Hugs all around!

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by fkwan
Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Strongwill Daily Check In
Replies: 9
Views: 5143

I drink appr a litre of fruit juice per day as a minimum and not only at meals but also whenever I feel thirsty during the day. As far as I know these contain fair amount of calories... I should probably try to reduce it to one or two glass a day as a max. Fresh fruit: when to have them? On top of ...
by fkwan
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, Day 5...105.9

Whatanupper (heavy sarcasm): someone in the gym this morning thought I had "brain damage". I have a limp from being run over 17 years ago; had 3 ankle surgeries, but my brain is OK. :) Same lady thought my face was, however, "thin enough" to work with my buzz cut. Well, hooray hooray. :lol: AM walk:...
by fkwan
Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Buttery sweetness?
Replies: 10
Views: 4455

Well i actually just discovered it....had never thought of doing it before, but read the suggestion somewhere and decided to try it. It was good! My only concern is that the sugar will send me on a rollercoaster, and the lack of protein will leave me hungry. Never have those problems with peanut bu...
by fkwan
Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 135 Goal Check-in
Replies: 126
Views: 44374

I like my job and it's a comfortable job, but still. I have to really hold back from eating and I really have to remind myself that eating really won't keep me un-bored. Trying not to gain weight can be so difficult... There is so much good food out there. Nichole, I feel your pain. I have the worl...
by fkwan
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, day 4. 106.3 pounds.

Woke up with headache and unhappy tummy. Good news: did not have to take any meds. This would never have happened before vegan/No S. AM: Elliptical trainer x 15 minutes. Calorie counter way off. Did intervals. Walk: 21 minutes. Break walk #1: 21 minutes. Break walk #2: 30 minutes. Total walk time: 1...
by fkwan
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not a good idea
Replies: 46
Views: 80900

If you are a person that has enough will power to take all of the bad foods out of your diet throughout the week, and then eat sensibly over the week/end, the diet may work. Kbit, This is the fine print. NO diet will work unless you eat sensibly and cause calories in to be less than calories burned...
by fkwan
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question for Noel: protein
Replies: 10
Views: 4561

KC and Bonnie, My husband and I are working on a plan to market the stuff, or, barring that, doing an e-cookbook, but essentially they're tofu, gluten, pureed pumpkin seeds (sometimes), vitamins, amino acids and spices. Then you throw the stuff in a brown-in bag like for roasts or turkeys and cook t...
by fkwan
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blueskighs Check-In
Replies: 497
Views: 240115

I've been on a LOT of Internet forums and I have to say, this is without a doubt the nicest and most civilized one EVER with the most interesting and helpful people.

Thanks for yet another something, Reinhard. :)

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by fkwan
Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 429195

blueskighs wrote:Yes Bright Angel,

Congratulations on your 19 year Anniversary!

Blueskgihs
Ditto ditto ditto! :)

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by fkwan
Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question for Noel: protein
Replies: 10
Views: 4561

Yes, a hard training body builder will eat about their body weight in protein. You train that hard and your weight is GONNA go up, sugarplum. If it's the scale that's bothering you, don't be lifting so heavy that you need that much, cause you'll put on five or six pounds of muscle in a year if you'...
by fkwan
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question for Noel: protein
Replies: 10
Views: 4561

Question for Noel: protein

I've been looking at a bunch of bodybuilding sites. Most of them are of course for guys. They say that if you are "training" (as if), you should eat 1 g protein per pound of body weight. If I were to apply that to my ideal weight, that would be a minimum of 95 g a day! If I eat my custom designed ve...
by fkwan
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: HabitCalc: French test or English test?
Replies: 8
Views: 4410

CatholicCajun wrote:
clio wrote:I mark it after dinner, then I know I'm done with food for the day.
Same for me.
Likewise and after the final walk as well.

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by fkwan
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Will Power Failing
Replies: 12
Views: 5424

What everybody said, especially noel and blueskighs. I tried to go to only weekly weighings and found it was more of a shock when something went wrong than if I did daily weights. With daily weights I could sort of visualize a pattern and make changes if something were going wrong. However, in my th...
by fkwan
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, day 3.

No weight change. Took pedometer off and put it in drawer. It seems to make me slower and older. I will only use it when I deviate from my boring amount of less than desired exercise, i.e., when I go on vacation, or when I have my twice-monthly Saturday City Outing (oh, the joy). Too much crap in po...
by fkwan
Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: simple old age exercise
Replies: 10
Views: 4817

Re: simple old age exercise

Can y'all relate to getting older and more inflexible???? I don't want to be one of those little old ladies that gets down and can't get up. Resting I'm already one of them and have been for many years. :) I never, ever could squat. I have horrible hip arthritis and even with PT bending down in any...
by fkwan
Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you eat for Breakfast????
Replies: 29
Views: 10306

I'd go nuts without breakfast. :( Puffed multigrain kashi (0 g sugar), scoop of hemp or rice protein, some sort of mixed fruit including a banana, 1 tb. flax, some kind of nondairy nonsoy milk. Occasionally oatmeal or Bob's mixed grain cereal with raisins and cinnamon. Weekends: Asian Elvis sandwich...
by fkwan
Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: kwan's check in
Replies: 167
Views: 58974

Month 3, day 2

Today's weight: 106. Sigh. Therefore, weight loss for last month: 2 pounds, or 0.4 pound a week. Could be better, could be worse. It appears that it may take as long as a year to lose this weight. Apparently eating more than 2000 calories on one S day and about 1200 on the second did not have anythi...