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by Ariel King
Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 632129

Yowza... that sounds like quite a challenge! :shock:

My thoughts & prayers are with your friends in New Orleans, Deb. I hope you can get in touch with them soon.
by Ariel King
Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weight loss challenges
Replies: 10
Views: 10701

Sounds like a fun way to get yourself back onto the NoS path. Best of luck!!
by Ariel King
Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 632129

3.5 more days! GO DEB!!!!!
by Ariel King
Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Reinhard's Sample Check In
Replies: 400
Views: 517892

Raw ground pork... oh holy frijoles... *hurl* Um, glad you enjoyed it though :P
by Ariel King
Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hellish Canine Visual Diet Aide...
Replies: 5
Views: 7169

Wow, that IS a great image Deb. I love the guy holding out a soft drink to the people standing up... like he's trying to get them to share in his misery. Ick!
by Ariel King
Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 632129

Here you go Deb... let's see if this works

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by Ariel King
Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lethaltoenails Daily Check-In
Replies: 77
Views: 53253

Welcome Lethaltoenails!! Best of luck and please do tell the story behind your name soon. Sounds like it could be very amusing (and perhaps painful). :wink:
by Ariel King
Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reinhard on vacation till Monday
Replies: 10
Views: 10100

Have a great trip R, we'll miss you!
by Ariel King
Wed Aug 17, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 263508

You guys are so cute!! Thanks for the pic! And yes, for some reason you look much older in your avatar (must be an optical illusion created by the plant).

Job changes and moving are stressful for anyone. Hang in there.
by Ariel King
Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 632129

206.5!!!!! WOW!!! ROCK ON DEB! (How's that for an eye-watering post?) :wink: I am so glad NoS has been a rock for you. It feels that way for me sometimes as well - a framework to lean on and a structural support for life. (That is, when I'm not fighting a mad craving for ice cream... :P )
by Ariel King
Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blondie Log
Replies: 183
Views: 74735

Hi Mandy. Good news on the cold... sorry about the water retention :P I think you're just one of those lucky/virtuous people for whom exercise is a big part of a "normal" life. I wish I could be that way, but for me, sitting on my butt all day feels like a normal life. I was never an athletic child,...
by Ariel King
Wed Aug 17, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 367815

Hi FW. Your meal descriptions continue to make my mouth water. :P Glad you didn't get hurt in that field; it sounds like a risky place to run. I love recreational running myself, and Frisbee is a great way to get into that. I'm with you on the eating & exercising thing - I really can't exercise when...
by Ariel King
Wed Aug 17, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 839
Views: 692002

WAY TO GO DRU!!!! 3rd base crossed, on your way to a home run! :D
by Ariel King
Wed Aug 17, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Paddling and side bends
Replies: 12
Views: 14599

Thanks for the great ideas Sammy - I may try the paddles and side bends (hurry up on that new name, Reinhard! :wink: )
by Ariel King
Wed Aug 17, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Back to the Glove!
Replies: 23
Views: 20304

GREAT JOB, you get your star for the day!!! Sorry the manager is being such an a$$ in need of a kicking... :( That is really a downer for an otherwise good job! Yuck!
by Ariel King
Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ariel's Experiment
Replies: 65
Views: 44577

Hey FW!! Is that an outdoor showing you're going to? Sounds like a blast! Have a great time!

Way to go Kevin! I'll try the counting backwards thing. And your daughter has my eternal respect now (though, admittedly, she has less weight to lift; see the "natural advantage" thing I mentioned earlier).
by Ariel King
Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:03 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Back to the Glove!
Replies: 23
Views: 20304

WAY TO GO DEB!!!! So... have you done your 14 minutes today yet? Hmmm? *tap tap tap* Don't make me come up there and do my 100 squats in your face!! :wink: GO DEB GO!!!
by Ariel King
Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: i lost 8lbs (so far)
Replies: 5
Views: 7127

Way to go emb!!!!! :D :D Glad NoS is working so well for you and thanks for the inspiration/success story.
by Ariel King
Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Recipe Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 35510

Ditto... never heard of them. Do tell!
by Ariel King
Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 263508

Ok, your colleague has a bizarre conception of lunch. :wink: I think you made a wise decision to go ahead & eat it, so that you didn't starve and run the risk of bingeing later. Traveling is full of dietary obstacles - good job on minimizing the funny stuff so well!
by Ariel King
Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blondie Log
Replies: 183
Views: 74735

Yay Mandy!!!! Glad to hear you're feeling & doing well. What does 40.1 mean?
by Ariel King
Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ariel's Experiment
Replies: 65
Views: 44577

Freakwitch - I've been wondering why it was so easy for me to work up to 100 squats, and I have some ideas. I have a couple natural advantages: 1) hefty thigh muscles that have always been a little disproportionate to the rest of my body; and 2) a small upper body (hence less deadweight for my legs ...
by Ariel King
Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 367815

Holy moly, FW, you look like a bodyguard or a club bouncer. If I met you in a dark alley I'd run screaming. And I mean that in the best possible way :wink:
by Ariel King
Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: The strongest guy I know
Replies: 80
Views: 91900

2000 pushups a week. WOW. Now that's what I call some serious discipline. And it does have some valuable traits in common with SG (cheapness and simplicity).
by Ariel King
Tue Aug 09, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New Goal
Replies: 23
Views: 18697

Good luck Justin! Is this your first NoS attempt? Regardless, I wish you and your gf all the best in your efforts toward your goal (whatever it ultimately becomes).
by Ariel King
Mon Aug 08, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 632129

GO DEB GO!!

Are you sure some of the weight gain isn't water retention from PMS?

In any case... you can do it Deb!!! We're all rooting for you!
by Ariel King
Mon Aug 08, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ariel's Experiment
Replies: 65
Views: 44577

Hi Kevin. I'm squatting with just the weight of the shovelglove, which I hold in both hands, horizontally across my body, while doing curl-like movements with the hand holding the heavy end. Hope that made sense. The squatting is going pretty well. I don't manage to get 100 in every workout, but on ...
by Ariel King
Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's daily check-in
Replies: 149
Views: 92541

Hi Kevin. I just wondered, is this "natural" (like Smuckers) PB you're talking about or the junky stuff with sugar added? I might have to try this, but wanted to make sure I got the recipe right. :wink:
by Ariel King
Fri Aug 05, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 839
Views: 692002

Thanks Kevin & Mandy!!
by Ariel King
Fri Aug 05, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Let's get along....
Replies: 20
Views: 15898

HAPPY BIRTHDAY REINHARD'S DAUGHTER!!!! :D :D :D Hope you have a wonderful vacation too!

I'm the most pacifistic person I know, so there is no danger of me killing anyone, before or after you get back. :wink:
by Ariel King
Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 263508

Hi Carolejo. The "no seconds" part is the hardest rule for me right now as well. I think because it's the least clear-cut of the 3 rules, and also when I start eating a real meal, sometimes it's hard to stop, knowing I won't be able to eat at all till the next one, which seems so far away... :P Anyw...
by Ariel King
Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 839
Views: 692002

I'm there! (sort of)

Ok, well, I had a few days that were less than 100% perfect, but I hit 21 days of what I would consider "on habit" this past Sunday. NoS does feel like a pretty well ingrained habit at this point for me. And my primary goal, which was to curb my fast-growing sweet tooth, seems to be coming along qui...
by Ariel King
Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 632129

Hi Deb! Sorry I haven't posted in here in awhile, but just wanted to check in and see how you're doing. Sorry about the little gain, but it does sound like you're having a very rational and calm response to it - good job! MAN, 4 hrs of doing massages in the hot sun sounds like a herculean task. Hope...
by Ariel King
Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: beginners: working up to a 5-day routine
Replies: 61
Views: 83816

Hi itf. Good job for sticking with SG, even on an abbreviated schedule due to soreness. Glad to hear you're making progress though. Every other day for a week or so sounds like a good way to gradually ramp up. I have confidence you'll get there - believe me, I had the wussiest girl arms ever, and if...
by Ariel King
Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ariel's Experiment
Replies: 65
Views: 44577

Thanks Betsy, Jan and Deb! I would have checked in here earlier today, but couldn't get to the site for some reason. Anyway, yesterday (day 22) was a success . I guess I'll go post in the 21 club now... :) Good SG workout yesterday. I got in my 100 squats, after failing to hit that number for severa...
by Ariel King
Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: To Reinhard about Amazon Shopping
Replies: 13
Views: 12802

I second what Deb said. Your Amazon link could be a lot more noticeable without being obnoxious. I'm going to try very hard to remember to use it for all Amazon purchases from now on.
by Ariel King
Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Reinhard's Sample Check In
Replies: 400
Views: 517892

"blog" is short for "web log", Deb, just FYI. Blogs are generally used for people to write lengthy journal entries about their lives in general, whereas these personal check-in threads are primarily about one aspect of people's lives. If Reinhard had a blog, I'd certainly read it (but no pressure Re...
by Ariel King
Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ariel's Experiment
Replies: 65
Views: 44577

Glad the low-carb thing is working for you, Snazzy. Day 19 (Friday) was a success . We had a company picnic lunch, with dangerous things like ice cream bars and cotton candy, but I managed to abstain. The only funny stuff was a half-cup of pink lemonade, but considering that pre-NoS I would have had...
by Ariel King
Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 263508

Hi Carolejo, nice to see you back! Sounds like you had a good vacation?
by Ariel King
Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 3 hour diet?
Replies: 29
Views: 38566

LMAO!

What Betsy said. Deb, you crack me up. :lol: I didn't know Reinhard's name had that meaning! Is that the German-English translation? Where did you look it up?
by Ariel King
Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The No $ Diet
Replies: 20
Views: 17634

Not sure how much I was spending on ice cream before NoS, but I guarantee it was more than I'm spending now. :D And I'm pretty sure our leftovers are going further whenever we make a dinner at home (or get restaurant food, for that matter). Off topic, I think shovelglove is saving me $$ too - on our...
by Ariel King
Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: NOS'isms......
Replies: 3
Views: 6073

Right! "As simple as possible, but not simpler". That's great!!
by Ariel King
Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Lessons from I Love Lucy
Replies: 23
Views: 16866

Ok - I Love Lucy DVDs are on my must-rent list. :wink:
by Ariel King
Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 839
Views: 692002

Congrats Gwendo and Mandy!!! Gwendo, your choice of reward sounds great to me. Reminds me of a quote I read somewhere: "Shame never motivated anyone to change". Odd as it sounds, I really think the prerequisite to being able and willing to change something is to first accept it fully for what it is....
by Ariel King
Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ariel's Experiment
Replies: 65
Views: 44577

Hi SB. Yes, IBD can eventually increase the risk of colon cancer, but it depends on how much of the colon is affected and the number of years. Not to worry though, mine is being treated right now with medications, and it is much better than it was last fall. As for the diet, there's a chance it migh...
by Ariel King
Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:36 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Questions from a new person
Replies: 34
Views: 32792

Ariel, the routines I list on the shovelgove home page are what I did at various points, not what I'd necessarily recommend. It's historically descriptive, not prescriptive. I don' t think the precise movements and rep counts you do are that important, these are just examples to get your juices flo...
by Ariel King
Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 89289

Yeah, I was thinking some of it must be water weight, but that makes a difference too. I personally feel and look better when I'm not hanging on to several pounds of excess water.
by Ariel King
Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: NOS'isms......
Replies: 3
Views: 6073

Too bad Reinhard can't copyright the KISS motto (keep it simple, stupid), because NoS is the embodiment of that philosophy!
by Ariel King
Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Lessons from I Love Lucy
Replies: 23
Views: 16866

That's hilarious Tricia!! :lol: I've never seen I Love Lucy, but what a freaky plot line! And thank goodness they showed the consequences of her insane diet plan at the end. You have a good point about the sizes. They must REALLY have gotten inflated since the 50s or whenever this show was made. I c...
by Ariel King
Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 89289

Good point Deb. Anecdotal evidence does all seem to indicate that the more you have to lose, the faster it will come off in the beginning. In any case, good job Prod! And yes he does eat very well... I'm impressed.
by Ariel King
Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ariel's Experiment
Replies: 65
Views: 44577

Hi snazzybabe. I currently am not modifying my diet to treat the UC, but I have tried that in the past, without success. Last fall I tried something called the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet). The only carbs allowed on that diet were those found in vegetables, fruits, and honey. Absolutely no grain...
by Ariel King
Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 89289

Whoa!! 12 lbs in 10 days?! WOWEE. Let's hope that slows down soon, or it could be unhealthy. But congrats nonetheless!
by Ariel King
Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:43 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Chop Tree
Replies: 15
Views: 13985

Thanks for the detailed description James. I tried tree chopping once before, and it felt very awkward. I think I was doing it too high, bc it ended up almost identical to my drive-fencepost movement, the way I was doing it. But you said to hold it just a couple feet off the ground... hmm, I'll try ...
by Ariel King
Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 367815

Hooray James for being back on track and feeling good!! :D
by Ariel King
Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S days
Replies: 18
Views: 14202

I also appreciate the fact that it comes with its own support group. Yes - a FREE support group, unlike eDiets and Weight Watchers and their ilk! Welcome BB and good luck! I'm glad you found NoS. What Reinhard said is quite true - the habits you form for N days affect your behavior positively on S ...
by Ariel King
Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 839
Views: 692002

YAY Betsy!!! And James - no "pig" self-name-calling, please! There is nothing wrong with a man's (or woman's for that matter) healthy appreciation of the female body. You can be a perfectly civilized person regardless of what happens in your daydreams. So fantasize away - just don't share too many d...
by Ariel King
Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 98430

WAY TO GO BETSY!!!!! I've been somewhat like you in my NoSing so far. I've had some occasional "funny stuff" and a couple days I would only count as 90% successes, but it works for me and I haven't had any major slipups. But like you said, even the "funny" days were much better than my pre-NoS days...
by Ariel King
Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ariel's Experiment
Replies: 65
Views: 44577

Thanks Deb. You are such a sweetie. I have actually considered acupuncture; I would be willing to try anything, conventional or otherwise, to see if it helps. My main obstacle to acupunture is having no idea how to find a qualified practitioner. Maybe I'll drop you an email about this and see if you...
by Ariel King
Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Successful "losers"
Replies: 1
Views: 4920

What a nice, pro-common-sense article. I like how it illustrates the importance of forming better habits. We need more reporting like this to encourage people and drown out the din of all the fad diets hyping themselves. I also think the constant bemoaning of the so-called obesity "epidemic" is coun...
by Ariel King
Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 3 hour diet?
Replies: 29
Views: 38566

Right on, Prod. That's a hilarious scene and SO appropriate to this discussion! :lol: I've heard of Jorge Cruise and his 8 minutes in the morning. Sounds fine to me, except for the "morning" part. :wink: As for eating exactly every 3 hours, um, not on your life! That's just as high-maintenance and u...
by Ariel King
Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Exercise makes the difference
Replies: 18
Views: 13362

Good article CB, thanks! It all makes perfect sense to me.
by Ariel King
Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:23 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Questions from a new person
Replies: 34
Views: 32792

Oh - good point. I didn't notice he had that comment on 5b. That's a little confusing to me, since he also has the "1" routine listed for the first 5 months. The 21-14-7 thing sounds way too complicated for me :wink: So you're saying you could only do one full set of the list you posted in 12 minute...
by Ariel King
Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ariel's Experiment
Replies: 65
Views: 44577

Thanks Sibyl and Mandy!! Mandy, you're quite right in calling these things frustrating. I'm just lucky my UC is fairly mild, and I'm able to exercise and carry on a normal life. A lot of people are debilitated by IBD, so I try to count my blessings on that front.
by Ariel King
Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: cvmom's daily check-in
Replies: 366
Views: 158305

Have a great trip Dru!! Way to go on the long streak of successful NoSing! Sounds like you have the habit down pat.
by Ariel King
Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Questions from a new person
Replies: 34
Views: 32792

Hi Prodigalsun, I'm a little confused as to which routine you're trying to do. The routine marked "5a" on the shovelglove site is listed as being for people who've done SG for 25+ months. The beginner routine, for the first 5 months, is just marked 1. Which exercises and how many reps in each direct...
by Ariel King
Tue Jul 26, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ariel's Experiment
Replies: 65
Views: 44577

Monday (day 15) was a success. No funny stuff to speak of. SG: check, though it was a less-than-stellar workout.
by Ariel King
Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breakfast?
Replies: 25
Views: 20553

Hi Deb - why did you edit out your posts? I always like reading your ideas, and it didn't seem like you and Kevin were really having a fight... maybe there was more going on than I realized. :?:
by Ariel King
Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ariel's Experiment
Replies: 65
Views: 44577

Friday (day 12) was a 90% success . I did have some Coke with dinner, because we got it at a drive-thru on the way out of town, and ... well, I don't actually have much of a reason for not ordering water. But I drink "liquid candy" so rarely that I don't consider this to be much of a setback. Plus, ...
by Ariel King
Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ariel's Experiment
Replies: 65
Views: 44577

Thanks James! I actually have one of the Fit or Fat books. I don't remember reading the statements you mentioned, but possibly it's just not in the particular book I have. I'll go back and look. Anyway, it makes sense, and I really hope that will hold true for me. Unfortunately I haven't managed to ...
by Ariel King
Thu Jul 21, 2005 6:36 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Questions from a new person
Replies: 34
Views: 32792

Hi rasuoc, welcome to SG! I really don't think you need to worry about getting big man-like shoulders from doing this. This seems to be a common concern for women when they start doing any upper body exercises involving some weight, but from what I've read it's groundless. Check out http://www.stump...
by Ariel King
Thu Jul 21, 2005 5:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: cvmom's daily check-in
Replies: 366
Views: 158305

Whoa, I remember that book! I liked that one a lot. I think it was about a little bear named Frances who wouldn't eat anything but bread and jam, until one day she got absolutely sick of it and finally tried something different. Great book.
by Ariel King
Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 632129

Hi Deb. So sorry your life is being rough in the finance and romance arenas. Your analysis of the control issues makes perfect sense, and I identify with the need for stability - it's crucial for me, as my anxiety gets overwhelming when I feel like things are unstable or unpredictable. So I feel for...
by Ariel King
Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ariel's Experiment
Replies: 65
Views: 44577

Thanks Deb :) Yesterday (Day 10) was a 90% success . My FIL was in town and we went out to dinner with him, and what I ate probably would not have fit on a regular-size plate; it came on a restaurant platter of course, and I had a couple pieces of bread with it. But I had no dessert, soda or appetiz...
by Ariel King
Wed Jul 20, 2005 6:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: cvmom's daily check-in
Replies: 366
Views: 158305

Hmm. So is there anything you can do to minimize the pickiness? I don't mind getting advice early...
by Ariel King
Wed Jul 20, 2005 3:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: cvmom's daily check-in
Replies: 366
Views: 158305

Hi Dru. Your son asked for balsamic vinegar?!? That's gotta be a first. Not only that a kid actually likes something like that, but that he would actually ask for it. WOW! I'm impressed with you for teaching him to enjoy the finer things early in life. :)
by Ariel King
Wed Jul 20, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sibyl's Check-In
Replies: 96
Views: 80348

Don't beat yourself up Sibyl. This sounds like a very forgivable minor excess. Going a little overboard on "real" food and fruit is a far cry from, say, eating a whole carton of ice cream or a bag of cookies. I know you're disappointed, but too much negativity will make it hard to keep going (at lea...
by Ariel King
Wed Jul 20, 2005 3:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Reinhard's Sample Check In
Replies: 400
Views: 517892

Sorry you had a hard time, Reinhard. Isn't it a pretty well-established sociological fact that people tend to eat more in social situations than they do alone? In any case, if this was your first slipup since July 6, I'd say you're doing fine. At least your weak spots have been narrowed down to one!...
by Ariel King
Wed Jul 20, 2005 3:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jammin' Jan's Check-In
Replies: 1081
Views: 372820

Me too. Jan's discipline is really extraordinary. You amaze me!! :o YGG WBS! (you go girl, with your bad self!)
by Ariel King
Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ariel's Experiment
Replies: 65
Views: 44577

Thanks Dru. I will definitely take your advice to heart. I try to never take my childless freedom for granted these days. Hi Reinhard! Thanks for dropping in. No apologies needed; these personal logs are multiplying so fast I can't imagine how you could possibly keep up with them (esp. with a child ...
by Ariel King
Tue Jul 19, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 839
Views: 692002

Congrats James!!!! :D I love that you get to cut notches in your belt as you make progress - it's like earning stars or something. So what do men do to reward themselves? (I'm assuming you don't want a manicure.)
by Ariel King
Tue Jul 19, 2005 7:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 632129

OMG Deb, I can't believe you've been living w/o AC all this time! That sounds like cruel and unusual punishment to me. Enjoy your new climate control, which you have certainly earned, and don't guilt yourself over it. There are plenty of other ways to be environmentally conscious without torturing y...
by Ariel King
Tue Jul 19, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ariel's Experiment
Replies: 65
Views: 44577

Bingo, Dru. We have no kids yet, but probably will start working on that in the next year or two. (And yes, once I have kids I know my lifestyle will change dramatically. I'm enjoying my non-morning-personhood while I can. eek!) A little background might be helpful here: I'm 28, married, and DH and ...
by Ariel King
Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blondie Log
Replies: 183
Views: 74735

Sorry you're sick Mandy. That's 2 now by my count (I think Gwendo is ill too). :( Hope you feel better very soon.
by Ariel King
Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Prod's Daily check in
Replies: 151
Views: 89289

Welcome prodigalsun! I love that mental image of angry villagers wielding sledgehammers! Cracked me up :lol: Anyway, welcome and congrats on your first successful NoS day! As for fast food, I don't think I'd want to go so far as to get sick from it, but I eat it so rarely (once every 2-3 months) tha...
by Ariel King
Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: beginners: working up to a 5-day routine
Replies: 61
Views: 83816

Hi itf. Congrats on your first ShovelGlove workout!! I really hope you aren't too sore today. (I severely overdid it on my first SG attempt back in March, and was having flashbacks while reading your post.) Though it took me 11 days to recover from that first workout, I've been doing SG ever since, ...
by Ariel King
Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gwendo's Daily Check-In
Replies: 45
Views: 32152

Sorry you're feeling oogy. Definitely don't worry about NoS right now, just eat what you can handle and rest up.
by Ariel King
Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 632129

Hi Deb! Sorry you had such a weird, hungry day - shopping for food on an empty stomach and near-empty wallet sounds like a Herculean task! :( But you made it through ok. Maybe Richard can eat the cereal if you don't like it. Also, I'm sure you know this, but dried beans & rice are super cheap and pr...
by Ariel King
Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ariel's Experiment
Replies: 65
Views: 44577

Dru, I'd love to try that, but honestly the idea of cooking anything in the morning before I go to work is just bizarre to me. I'm such an anti-morning person that I keep my pre-work routine as bare bones as possible. If only I could afford a personal chef... :P Hi Deb! I may give that a try too... ...
by Ariel King
Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tips on minimizing hunger?
Replies: 25
Views: 13693

Ah! I see that now. Your original post didn't say that you eat all your meals with no grains, but I interpreted it that way. It's good to have a strategy for certain meals when you know the next one is a long way off. If I could find a lunch that would last me even 6 hours, maybe I could do away wit...
by Ariel King
Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: First Post - 8th Month
Replies: 6
Views: 8174

Wow Catbert, congrats on your long-term NoS success! Thanks for speaking up and providing such a good example. And what an adorable avatar!
by Ariel King
Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tips on minimizing hunger?
Replies: 25
Views: 13693

Yeah, I would have to say that brown rice is my least favorite whole grain as well. Fortunately I LOVE beans, and a lot of other healthy foods as well. I love bean burritos, so I tried (and failed) to find WW tortillas at the store this weekend. oh well...
by Ariel King
Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cynthia's Daily Check-in
Replies: 20
Views: 16344

Welcome Cynthia! I hope, and expect, that you will find NoS as beneficial and eminently do-able as I and so many others have. Good luck on your first week! Please don't hesitate to post any problems or issues you run into, as there are a wealth of good ideas floating around here.
by Ariel King
Mon Jul 18, 2005 4:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ariel's Experiment
Replies: 65
Views: 44577

Ok, just wanted to note this for the record. I had a ww bagel with 2 slices of cheese for breakfast this morning, at the usual time (9:30) instead of yogurt, and am just now (almost 1 pm) starting to get hungry. This is definitely later than usual. GOOD! I should note that the bagel & cheese has mor...
by Ariel King
Mon Jul 18, 2005 3:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ariel's Experiment
Replies: 65
Views: 44577

Thanks Deb and Dru!! *blush* You guys are sweet. (I don't think those pearls were real, but can't remember for sure.) Hope you had a good weekend. I just wanted to post that Friday (day 5) was a success . B: usual L: apple, 2 frozen prefab burritos w/american cheese on top D: baked ziti dish, corn o...
by Ariel King
Mon Jul 18, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tips on minimizing hunger?
Replies: 25
Views: 13693

Hi Deb, Rumba and Betsy! Thanks for the thoughtful replies. Deb: I agree that plain old hunger is not an emergency and I have no problem dealing with it. It's the extra effects like shakiness, lightheadedness and headache that I get really sick of. Things like that just make it hard to function and ...
by Ariel King
Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tips on minimizing hunger?
Replies: 25
Views: 13693

No expertise needed - I always appreciate reassurance. Have a great weekend!
by Ariel King
Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Ariel's Experiment
Replies: 65
Views: 44577

DING DING DING DING BINGO!! Give that man a prize. :wink:
by Ariel King
Fri Jul 15, 2005 5:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tips on minimizing hunger?
Replies: 25
Views: 13693

Hi James. I've been doing NoS (formally) only since Monday; this is my first week. For a week or two before this I was doing it rather casually, and not sticking to the rules 100% - so that time doesn't really count. My body is certainly used to eating between meals, so it's not surprising that it w...
by Ariel King
Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Hindu Butter Churns (experimental)
Replies: 13
Views: 16085

I find this intriguing since I've included squats in my SG routine from day 1. I've been trying to do curl-like movements with the heavy end of the SG while doing them though. Not sure how Hindu my squats are either, but I do them on my toes and with my knees apart (for balance), which looks kinda l...
by Ariel King
Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sibyl's Check-In
Replies: 96
Views: 80348

Wow - that avatar cartoon really does match you well! I think your hair is prettier though. Sherbet sounds like a perfect S day treat, given that it starts with S and all... (and is way less caloric than ice cream!)