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by Phineas
Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 7 Months In, 55 Pounds Gone
Replies: 14
Views: 24438

SEVEN MONTH UPDATE I haven't been on the forums as much lately, but I wanted to stop in and post a quick update. Since the original post was made I have lost another 25 pounds, placing me right around 170. That makes for a net loss of 55 pounds in a little over seven months. I am still shugging eve...
by Phineas
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Exercise????
Replies: 9
Views: 7630

I would approach the neighbors. I mean, even if it is a little loud, I bet if you approached them politely and explained that you will be exercising 30 minutes (or however long it is) a day between such and such a time, they would be reasonable about it. Maybe even finding a suitable time, maybe whe...
by Phineas
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Biggest Loser
Replies: 14
Views: 8658

I think the nature of the show drives these people to do what they do in a competitive manner. When the competition is over, the motivation can likely lapse as well. I've never watched the show, but if they are not driving the point home that this is the beginning of a long journey that will need to...
by Phineas
Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: No S diet results (some pictures)
Replies: 14
Views: 33942

It's always great to SEE the progress in addition to hearing the story. I'd post mine, but I'm in my boxers in all of them and the internet may not be ready for that!

Great work!

Go Sox!
by Phineas
Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Do you shug with shoes on?
Replies: 10
Views: 8989

Well, I can tell you that I've been at this for a touch over 3 months now and I have never shugged with shoes on. If it's cold in the house when I get up, maybe socks, but never shoes. As it is only working your upper body, I can't imagine that there would be any negative effects from shugging shoel...
by Phineas
Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 7 Months In, 55 Pounds Gone
Replies: 14
Views: 24438

Thank you all for your replies and well wishes!
by Phineas
Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: 7 Months In, 55 Pounds Gone
Replies: 14
Views: 24438

7 Months In, 55 Pounds Gone

10 weeks on No S and I am down a little over 30 pounds. I started at 225 pounds and have surpassed my first goal of 195 pounds, which places me in the 'overweight' BMI range instead of 'obese'. It is hard to believe how far I've come in such a short time. I have been rigidly adhering to No S for 10 ...
by Phineas
Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phineas' Beginner Routine
Replies: 0
Views: 9352

Phineas' Beginner Routine

As stated in another thread in the Shovelglove general discussion, I've just reached a 14 min / day program after a few weeks of gradual build up. I started at 7 minutes, and added an additional minute every other day (with the exception of a few sick days) until I reached 14. Until this week I was ...
by Phineas
Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Three months of NoS--here is how it is going....
Replies: 10
Views: 6634

Great post and congrats on all of your successes!
by Phineas
Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: The Shugging Begins
Replies: 13
Views: 10430

Stoke the oven seems to hit my wrists quite a bit as well. A few days ago I also had extra wrist pain while shoveling, a quick assessment of my form revealed that I was twisting my wrist somewhat when "throwing" the load. I was careful thereafter to put most of the twist in my torso and a little in...
by Phineas
Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: The Shugging Begins
Replies: 13
Views: 10430

Thanks to you both! I will continue to monitor the hands and wrists. It's probably just from the exertion as I have very small hands and wrists. The discomfort is gone within a few minutes of finishing. I'm so happy I found this site and these systems. I can already see that it is going to be my tic...
by Phineas
Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: The Shugging Begins
Replies: 13
Views: 10430

Just a quick update. Employing the gradual build up approach described earlier, I reached 14 minutes for the first time today. Once I hit 11-12 it started to get significantly more difficult to do without a break. I find that my hands and wrist are the most uncomfortable parts of my body, and only w...
by Phineas
Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: What to wear under there?
Replies: 11
Views: 16890

Just started on the site last night... So you may not read this, but I find Under Armor compression type shorts work great to keep from chafing and help wick away the moisture. I just goggled and picked the first site with a picture of them: http://www.gobros.com/cat/Under-Armour-Long-Boxer-Briefs-...
by Phineas
Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise...
Replies: 1
Views: 4855

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise...

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain I ran across this book while performing random fitness searches an Amazon and have been reading it for the past few days. It's actually quite interesting, and provides a scientific explanation for why we feel so much better when exercis...
by Phineas
Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why don't people get it??
Replies: 13
Views: 8092

As far as people not "getting it" I think that "Dieting" is a process addiction like work, gambling, or sex addictions. That is probably why it is hard for some people to let go of and "hear" that they actually can Very Happy Just throwing my two cents in; I've never thought of it this way, but I t...
by Phineas
Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: The Shugging Begins
Replies: 13
Views: 10430

Thanks for the encouragement, jennyp. I was not a bit sore this morning and added another minute. It wasn't even that noticeable so I think this will be a good method for reaching 14 minutes. I returned the sledge and noticed they had 16 pounders. I went ahead and got one, and jeeeez. It's a bit muc...
by Phineas
Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Election '08
Replies: 0
Views: 3677

Election '08

I know I know... politics. This is just out of curiosity and is not meant to spawn an argument, so if you don't want to get into a debate, simply vote and ignore :lol:
by Phineas
Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: The Shugging Begins
Replies: 13
Views: 10430

Hi Debs, Thanks for your feedback. I am certainly not trying to keep his pace quite yet as I would likely throw my back out as well :lol:. I felt great this morning, but kept it at a slow paced 7 minutes and am not feeling any of the tightness from yesterday. I think I'll add another minute to the r...
by Phineas
Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie one-week in excitement!
Replies: 6
Views: 4684

Hi Merry, It's encouraging to hear about your first week. I am officially at the one week mark myself and have noticed similar things. As much freedom as I felt when the S days arrived, I found myself not dwelling on food as much, or running off to grab the first piece of junk food I could get my pa...
by Phineas
Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: The Shugging Begins
Replies: 13
Views: 10430

Well, Fed Ex delivered the hammer to my neighbors while I was at work Friday, who subsequently didn't drop it off to me until they rolled out of bed around noon on Saturday, but it got here :lol:. I briefly watched and mirrored the movements from the youtube videos over the weekend until I was moder...
by Phineas
Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm new too
Replies: 5
Views: 4211

Welcome JennyP, I am quite new to the No S as well; today actually marks the first week. I think that it's especially fantastic that you appear to be addressing the issue well before it gets out of control. While I don't feel that I was overeating out of any emotional distress, I was definitely and ...
by Phineas
Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Introduction - Re-starting NoS
Replies: 4
Views: 3857

Being brand new to this approach (Day 2!, but no stranger to dieting / exercise), I am in no real position to offer much in the way of advice, but I do wish you all the best and truly hope that you find a real and ongoing solution here. I'm a bit of a slave to the scale myself, but have learned thro...
by Phineas
Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting No S Today
Replies: 8
Views: 6264

It sounds like you have very reasonable goals -- but I would go one step further and make your goals behavioral rather than results oriented. Don't worry about hitting some number on the scale so much as establishing moderate, regular habits of eating and exercise (these will almost certainly resul...
by Phineas
Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Six weeks in ...
Replies: 4
Views: 6774

This is great to hear. I will be starting this routine soon and it is exciting to hear that you're already seeing/feeling results. I checked out that video; he's using some pretty interesting moves. Picturing some of them indoors though, all I can see are my walls and ceilings full of holes and a se...
by Phineas
Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting No S Today
Replies: 8
Views: 6264

Thanks everyone for your warm welcomes, well wishes, suggestions, and for sharing a bit of your own experiences. This means a lot to me and I look forward to getting to know you all better as time goes on!
by Phineas
Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: The Shugging Begins
Replies: 13
Views: 10430

The Shugging Begins

I'm buying a sledgehammer tonight to begin a Shovelglove routine tomorrow. I'm not sure what is a good weight to begin with. I am 5'8" and presently 216 pounds. Despite the extra flab, I would say that I am in generally good health and have been doing a dumbbell workout 3 days/week for the past 3 we...
by Phineas
Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting No S Today
Replies: 8
Views: 6264

Starting No S Today

Hello everyone, I'm starting the diet (though I'm hesitant to even call it that) today. I've been overweight for approximately 10 years now, and likely obese for 5-6 of those. I've made one foray into dieting/fitness about 5 years ago. It was going incredible for those first few months; you know, th...