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by bluebunny27
Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

:-)

Ok, quick update ... things have been going pretty well .. but not well enough to reach my original new goal weight .. 200 by dec. 1st . ;-) I am still pleased though since lately I have been doing quite well. Still maintaining and losing a lil' bit of weight too ... I should weigh around 205.0 on d...
by bluebunny27
Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Update, September - Mixed reviews

Hi there ! Ok, I am back to update my check in, finally (!) ... and write a recap for the month of september ... First, the stats, it was a so-so month but in general, I was rather happy despite ups and downs, at least it ended very well. Most of the downs were in the middle part of the month, if I ...
by bluebunny27
Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

oolala, Renee, Lil' Berry

Hi ! Sorry everyone, replying very late to your comments ... Good point oolala, you are wise. :-) It's usually a mix of guilt and thinking I am a failure even if I lost a lot of weight before and it's no big deal to have gained 20 back ... I'm working on it hard now though ... I think i would be rea...
by bluebunny27
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Big S-Day Last Thursday...
Replies: 22
Views: 7652

;-)

Congrats, excellent news. Hopefully mother and baby are doing well ! Hey, you could have SHOVELGLOVED in the hospital room ... by the bed, hehe.
Marc ;-)
by bluebunny27
Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Animated's check-in.
Replies: 103
Views: 50598

:-)

Good work, Animated. 10 pounds within less 2 weeks ?? Geesh ... hard to do better than that. :-) I am not very strict with the No Snack rule, I figure it's better to snack a lil' bit than to try to be super strict and then suffer ... and then maybe you get so hungry that you overeat by 1,000 calorie...
by bluebunny27
Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2158
Views: 942086

;-)

3 of my main 'tricks' lately to avoid overeating ... fruits, fills you up, hardly any calories. I always have an apple close by for emergencies. I like apples because you can keep them for a long time, even a few days, at room temp., no problem ... 2nd trick, chocolate soy milk ... what I do is I pu...
by bluebunny27
Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Hi, oolala ! :-) You are a champion, maintaining so well ! Congratulations ! Putting me to shame, heh. I maintained well for a year and a half, maybe 21 months, gaining back only 5 pounds (muscles !!) :-) ... but I gained another 15 after that ... in the next year and a half ... oops. National weigh...
by bluebunny27
Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

I'm back. :-)

Hi ! Ok, I am back ... ;-) I thought it would be a good idea to get my daily check in up to date on a more regular basis... I see that I haven't done that in over a year, yikes ... Recap, I lost 90 pounds within a year, from 11-1-2008 to 11-1-2009 ... I went from 280 to 190 pounds ... I'm 5'10", 40 ...
by bluebunny27
Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Thanks, Lil' Berry ! :-) Yes, I am excited about this new concept since it seems highly effective .... at least for me ! That's what i need, a lil' discipline, heh. ;-) I am not even tempted to cheat now because I know it would be so hard to go through one entire day without coffee and if I cheat 2 ...
by bluebunny27
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Alright, time to update ... quick one since I'm about to leave .... to go exercise outdoor, beautiful day, right. Cycling, Sprinting ... about 35-40 minutes total .... high intensity. :-) According to my LOG, I exercised hard 9 out of the past 10 days, crazy. (32 days out of the past 40, so my weigh...
by bluebunny27
Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Thanks for your support oolala & NoSRocks ! ;-) I doubt I'll gain more weight back unlike the person you know, oolala ... I gain my weight back between feb. and apr. 2011, it's been rather stable after that. I am working hard now to lose at least half of that excess weight. I'm trying to lower my we...
by bluebunny27
Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Thank you, oolala & Mimi ! Yes, I shouldn't be too hard on myself but I can't help it. I need to be Mr. Perfect or else I am not satisfied, heh. I'll work on that ! I am happy I maintained most of the weight loss long term at least ... that's pretty good. Side note, oolala, I see you are from San Di...
by bluebunny27
Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oatmeal, revisited
Replies: 52
Views: 22066

Yes, I still eat oatmeal almost daily ... one thing I do differently now : Pre-soaking the grains. I read somewhere that it's a good idea to pre-soak your oatmeal for at least 12 hours. Makes it easier for your body to absorb all the nutrients apparently. This is what they did in the good ol' days f...
by bluebunny27
Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reinhard tried to warn you re: diet soda!
Replies: 12
Views: 5047

Yes, I was researching this recently ... Diet Soda is supposed to trick your brain ... you have the sweet taste but no calories, so your body is confused and this leads you to want to eat more, usually sweets ! I cut down a lot on Diet soda for 2-3 weeks now. I used to have one 2 L. bottle per week ...
by bluebunny27
Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Yes, I know, I am bad about updating here recently, I've been really busy ... I should really get involved a bit more since it helps me out too ... It helps to stay motivated and keep my good habits ! Maybe that's why it's harder to maintain than to lose weight, I was visiting the site a lot more ba...
by bluebunny27
Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Quick update for the citizens of EveryDay systems. ;-) Weight, well, I weigh about the same now as I did the last time I updated... 204-205 pounds ... yarn ! Seems like I've been hanging out at that weight for a loooooooong time now (Between 200 and 210 for the most part !) ... I have been doing wel...
by bluebunny27
Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Alright, time to update ... ;-) I did well the first half of the month of march and then the 2nd half was so-so ... so that was a set back, not a huge one ... but I gained a few pounds ... Now, 1st half (almost) of april I am doing really well again ... I should be able to do it all the way now and ...
by bluebunny27
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oatmeal, revisited
Replies: 52
Views: 22066

McD oatmeal ... good analysis here : "McDonald's : How to make oatmeal wrong" http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/22/how-to-make-oatmeal-wrong/?hp http://tinyurl.com/4on6xte "Yet in typical McDonald’s fashion, the company is doing everything it can to turn oatmeal into yet another bad cho...
by bluebunny27
Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: So You Want to Lose Weight"
Replies: 20
Views: 5481

Awesome clip, made me laugh, Great material ! This is brilliant !! :-) Those bagels are hard to resist, hehe ! "I so want to lose 50 pounds within the next couple of weeks" ... heh ! Hey, I sound just like that when I talk too !! ;-) It reminds me .. yesterday I saw this program on TV and two 30-40 ...
by bluebunny27
Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Americans Are Now Fat Enough to Require Larger Ambulances
Replies: 5
Views: 2129

Yes, I saw in the newspaper the other day too ... a story about CASKETS being larger now. They need bigger caskets because overweight people don't fit in the regular ones. The manufacturers were happy about that, charging more for the larger caskets of course. Marc ;-( 38 Years Old, 5'10" Tall Nov. ...
by bluebunny27
Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Still Tracking
Replies: 8
Views: 2715

Good work, Montana. You rock n' roll. ;-) I also like to do body weight training regularly. Friends are often surprised how many push ups in a row I can do for example ... well, if you do 'em regularly for years in a row you'll definitely get stronger ! I also do other exercises, squats, planks and ...
by bluebunny27
Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oatmeal, revisited
Replies: 52
Views: 22066

Oh, interesting, KCCC .. I didn't think about preparing the oatmeal in advance, letting it soak overnight and then heating it the next morning ... something new to try when I'm out of my 'prepared' oatmeal and it's too late to do a big batch for the next day ... Thanks for this tip. Cheers ! Marc ;-...
by bluebunny27
Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Wow ... loooooooooooove is in the air here !! :-) Thanks, everyone ! Awesome support, you are too nice. *blushing* @Reinhard Yes, it's true maybe I should do the opposite, when it gets harder I should post more ... this gets me motivated to turn things around. I have been doing great this month thou...
by bluebunny27
Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Thank you Starla ! ;-) Oh yes, things are much better now ... I'm behaving like an angel since march 1st ... not sure if it's the resolution I made : "To have an awesome month of march" ... maybe it's PSYCHOLOGICAL but I've been rock n' rollin' since that day. Spot on with the diet, exercising hard ...
by bluebunny27
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oatmeal, revisited
Replies: 52
Views: 22066

Thanks for the info, Wosnes .. that's one of the reasons I like making a big *POT* of oatmeal, this way there's no mess and it's super quick ... I just make enough for one week and all I have to do is reheat my portion in the microwave, takes seconds instead of ... minutes ... cuts the dishwashing t...
by bluebunny27
Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

4 month struggle

It's been a long time since I updated this, heh. When I don't have good news I usually get more quiet. ;-) I struggled a bit in nov.-dec. - jan. (Gaining 8 pounds total) and a LOT in feb. ... I probably gained 10 pounds in Feb. alone, my worst month ever ! I was getting really annoyed in late feb. d...
by bluebunny27
Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oatmeal, revisited
Replies: 52
Views: 22066

Oatmeal

I know oatmeal is becoming more popular now. There was an article in the newspaper the other day about this and they even started sellin' it at McD. (They probably add a lot of SUGAR there though, so it makes you want to get it all the time, like an addict, you know !!) ;-) I eat oatmeal almost ever...
by bluebunny27
Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The new show "Heavy" made me so mad
Replies: 14
Views: 6874

Oh, I like the show. It shows people who have real issues. They tell 'em what to do to improve. I agree they could show more tips about nutrition though. It's barely mentioned. I disagree, it's not like THE BIGGEST LOSER at all, people are not voted off the show, it's not a competition where people ...
by bluebunny27
Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Want to feel full? Activia Fibre Yogurt
Replies: 4
Views: 2145

Tip. if you are a yogurt fan ... you can make your own. That's what I do, once a week. I've done it 80-100 times already. Making yogurt at home is easy, only 35-40 minute prep. time required and then you just have to wait for the milk to turn into yogurt. (From 4 to 12 hours, depending how tart/sour...
by bluebunny27
Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

I gained 5 pounds during the Holidays this year. (Dec. 23rd to january 8th) Not too bad. Last year I had more issues because I didn't train at all for 2 weeks straight. This year my problem wasn't with the exercise, I trained more often than last year but I had a few bad days with my diet. I am alre...
by bluebunny27
Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Thanks, Oolala ! ;-) Yes, it's a long term project so I'm not freaking out over a few pounds. Gives me something to do anyway, and it's good to have goals, heh ! My goal is actually not to gain 10 pounds this year during the holidays (Last year I had issues at the end of the year, from dec. 22nd to ...
by bluebunny27
Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Wow, it's been over a month since I updated my check in ... :-) Ok, all is well ... still hanging out in the low 190's. I really think I have gained muscles and lost some fat cos' I find it hard to get back to 190-191 pounds now ... but it's not because I am cheating, not training hard 5-6 times per...
by bluebunny27
Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: exercise
Replies: 22
Views: 4657

Oh yes, that was implied of course .. that you have to be in decent shape if you are going to interval train ... you can't do that if you are severely out of shape, or if you are quite older or have not worked out in a long time ... etc. I'd say most people are not able or willing to work out like t...
by bluebunny27
Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: exercise
Replies: 22
Views: 4657

The best thing is to do shorter work outs but really intense ones ... that burns more fat and boosts your metabolisms for the whole day. 20-30 minutes as hard as you can would give you more benefits than 60 minutes or more where you don't push yourself too much. If you can't do 20-30 minutes in a ro...
by bluebunny27
Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you do for exercise?
Replies: 19
Views: 4519

For the Cardio : Sprinting, bounding, cycling (Interval training method !)... a few calisthenic exercises, jumping jacks and whatnot + other plyometric cardio agility moves. I'm a very agile bunny. ;-) For the Muscles, it's mostly body weight training now. Various moves you do using your body weight...
by bluebunny27
Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Study: drinking water to lose weight
Replies: 12
Views: 5336

Yes, I've been doing that for a long time now. One tall glass of water right before a meal + even in between meals sometimes. Since I work out hard, I need those precious FLUIDS. ;-) Cheers ! Marc ;-) 38 Years Old, 5'10" Tall Nov. 1st. 2008 : 280 Pounds Nov. 1st. 2009 : 190 Pounds (1 Year : - 90 Pou...
by bluebunny27
Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

It's the season to be jolly - - tra-la-lla-al-al-al-llallal la la !!! ;-) Ok, enough bad singing. :-| Just a quick word to bounce my check in back up. Been doing alright ... still hanging out between 190 and 195 ... working out hard, dieting, behaving most of the time ... I'm done with my one year o...
by bluebunny27
Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back After A LONG Time Away.....Not Doing Well
Replies: 7
Views: 2297

Yeah, it's hard ! You have to be really focused because it would be easy to gain weight. I just finished my 1st year of 'near' maintenance so I am pleased ... haven't gained too much weight back and it's probably MUSCLES anyway as I keep training hard and eating well (most of the time !) so it can b...
by bluebunny27
Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Don't bother dieting
Replies: 7
Views: 2302

Oh, it makes it more likely you'll be fat later on if you were a chubby kid but it doesn't mean it's certain of course ... it just makes it easier ! So make sure not to let your kids eat too much bad food and be inactive. ;-) Cheers ! Marc ;-) 38 Years Old, 5'10" Tall Nov. 1st. 2008 : 280 Pounds Nov...
by bluebunny27
Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Junk food diet stunt
Replies: 23
Views: 6444

This was all over the news ... on Twitter I saw it mentioned numerous times too... I guess people want to have their CAKES and eat it too (pun ??) ;-) I think it would be possible to lose weight only eating Twinkies and whatnot but you would probably be starving every day and feeling ravenous. It wo...
by bluebunny27
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Thanks Oolala & MerryKat ! Yes, it would be nice if they would offer items that are better for you ... when there are too many tempting things around it is really hard to resist. I had issues last night actually. I was ravenous all evening long despite eating well ... I failed around 11pm, ate egg s...
by bluebunny27
Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

I was at a party last night and it would have been really easy to pig out on various tasty and fattening things : Pizza, sausages, fancy cheeses ... not to mention all the wine(s) but I was good all evening long. 189.4 pounds this morning, even better than I expected. I am really pleased with this r...
by bluebunny27
Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Good work, Mrs J. You can change this is various ways too .. if you don't like the idea of exercising every hour, you could do 6 minutes every 2 hours for example ... or 4 minutes 30 sec. every 1 hour and a half ! I just thought it was a good idea for people who don't like to exercise or who are not...
by bluebunny27
Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

It's usually a pretty good sign when you have to punch a new hole in your belt because the last one there does not make the belt tight enough anymore ... ;-) I just did that, heh. ;-) Ok, 30-33 minutes average per day may not sound like much but remember if you skip one day - - you have to do 60-66 ...
by bluebunny27
Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Hey thanks, don't worry about it, I like to have discussions, heh. Plus I am usually the one making so-called 'offensive' comments .. Mr. Cranky. ;-) Oh, I don't train so long every day really ... less than an hour most days ... high intensity though. Often I would split my work outs in 2 as well. F...
by bluebunny27
Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

I was thinking about it later on ... cos' it just seemed really strange that a guy who looks fit would get tired so easily .... I mean the guy did look like an athlete, muscular, etc. A good explanation could be that he just never/rarely trains using cardio exercises ... always weight training, so t...
by bluebunny27
Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Yeah, I could get those ... I know they aren't 100% precise though .. not like those systems they have, where they DUNK you in a big pool of water and measure the fat % ... lol ! I'd like to get DUNKED on a regular basis. ;-) Unbelievable, I must really in super shape : I am just watching an interva...
by bluebunny27
Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Official weigh in for me this morning. 190.4 lbs. woo hoo ! I was very pleased by that result. I was really goooooooooood all week long (except for tuesday, but it wasn't a major issue, just prevented me from going down to the high 180's) I was afraid I would gain weight going on that small vacation...
by bluebunny27
Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Soup season!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 7456

Yes, you need good fats too. I always put 1 tbsp. of olive oil on my salads. Helps me to absorb the nutrients and vitamins from the veggies. Using oil is a good idea. I try to avoid margarine and butter, using oil as often as I can instead (In moderation, because it contains a lot of calories even i...
by bluebunny27
Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Soup season!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 7456

Wow, good coincidence, because I had soup for dinner earlier today ! ;-) I mostly have soup during the colder months : Sept. to april ... I made it myself, nothing too complicated. I chopped all sorts of veggies and put those in a big *POT* - carrots - turnips - potatoes - bell peppers - onions - ce...
by bluebunny27
Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Apple Cider Vinegar, just discovered this TRICK ;-)
Replies: 23
Views: 7381

- 3 and a HALF ... lol !! Don't forget the last 30 seconds ... cos' those were the hardest ! ;-) I've seen clips of people holding the plank position for 8-10 minutes straight ... yikes ! I'm not there yet, heh. This might take a few years ! You're shaking a lil' bit, huh ?? Nice ! It means you are ...
by bluebunny27
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Apple Cider Vinegar, just discovered this TRICK ;-)
Replies: 23
Views: 7381

Yes, all I know is it works for me. It seems to curb my appetite longer than if I only had plain water. I always have a tall glass of water right before or after a meal ... been doing that for 2 years. I eat about the same now as before, the only thing I am doing that is different is adding 1 tsp. o...
by bluebunny27
Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Apple Cider Vinegar, just discovered this TRICK ;-)
Replies: 23
Views: 7381

Thanks Debs ! Yes, it's better to rinse, I agree ... ;-) Doing planks ?? Awesome ! 20 seconds, good work ! Your son is an athlete, 2 minutes, wowo !! Once I tried doing only one plank, I was holding it for 3 and a half minutes, phew. But that was a max. 1 rep. I normally don't do that ... it was jus...
by bluebunny27
Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Apple Cider Vinegar, just discovered this TRICK ;-)
Replies: 23
Views: 7381

Yeah, it surprises me some people are thinking it would taste awful ... the vinegar is so diluted you can barely taste it. 1 tsp in a tall glass of water. I've had things that tasted 100 times worse than this, really ... like OLIVES for example, YUCK, lol ! Besides you taste vinegar often, I mean co...
by bluebunny27
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Apple Cider Vinegar, just discovered this TRICK ;-)
Replies: 23
Views: 7381

Apple Cider Vinegar, just discovered this TRICK ;-)

One of the best thing you can do to prevent hunger is to drink a lil' bit of apple cider vinegar ... 1 tsp. diluted in a tall glass of water. 10 minutes before a meal. This will make you feel full much longer. It slows down the digestion, so the food hangs out in your belly longer, good thing. Don't...
by bluebunny27
Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Biggest Loser starts again tonight and makes me love NoS!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3402

I watched a couple of seasons but then gave up on it. The basic idea of having a weight loss competition just seems wrong and I don't like the way they often make fun of the contestants. I remember the episode where I stopped watching, a super heavy guy was using a wheel barrow to move a huge cake f...
by bluebunny27
Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Kccc : "Mark, it sounds as if your maintenance plan might be drifting toward something closely resembling Vanilla No-S! Even though you didn't really follow it to lose weight initially, from what you're saying now it sounds as if it might be just the ticket. The No-S structure limits your "bad" days...
by bluebunny27
Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Hi !! Thanks for your input, oolala ! It helps me out to put those things below in writing actually ... figuring things out. ;-) Yeah, I did lose weight once before, in my early 20's ... but it wasn't as extreme, I lost 35 pounds within 100 days. I don't remember it being as hard to maintain later o...
by bluebunny27
Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

http://bit.ly/7yqLtS Good home work out ideas here. No equipment. I noted a few things down related to interval training and whatnot. ;-) Been doing mostly good, up a couple of pounds, then down, then up 5, then down 3 ... rinse and repeat, heh. It's all good though always in the same 10 pound range...
by bluebunny27
Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Obese rats exercising *HARD*
Replies: 2
Views: 1663

Obese rats exercising *HARD*

Exercise helps dieters slim down in more ways than one, researchers say Interesting to read this LA Times, online. Plus I like to imagine obese rats EXERCISING too (Mentioned in the article) ... I would cheer them on, "Go !! You can do it !! Faster !! Come on !! Push yourself, RAT !! Move those legs...
by bluebunny27
Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Thanks, Deb ... Hey, Deb !! ;-) Have you started doing push ups, planks and/or squats regularly ?? ;-) Remember, THE BIG 3, good for 'ya ! I work on those 4-5 times per week on top of my regular cardio exercises of course. Cheers ! Marc ;-) 38 Years Old, 5'10" Tall Nov. 1st. 2008 : 280 Pounds Nov. 1...
by bluebunny27
Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Drinking water before meals can help you lose weight
Replies: 4
Views: 1724

Yes, it does help ... you feel full more quickly. I always have a tall glass of water about 15 minutes before dinner. I eat and then I lay down for a QUICK after dinner NAP while watching TV. ;-) Sometimes I also have another glass of water right after dinner if I still feel hungry for some reason. ...
by bluebunny27
Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Hi oolala ! ;-) Babysitting is definitely hard. Hard to imagine doing this for a long time, weeks/months, .. or having to deal with more than one kid at a time .. wow ! Kudos to the mothers/babysitters/teachers, you are right. ;-) It's harder on the diet and also the training so I can see why it wou...
by bluebunny27
Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Hi Berry ! Vacation .. hum .. no !! I think I would like to take a vacation FROM MYSELF though ... ;-) I was just busy correcting my mistakes .. again ... lol ! Ok, it's not that bad, I'm down to the last 3 pounds (broken record) ... and then I'll try to stick around 190 for longer than 24 hours thi...
by bluebunny27
Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: ~ Reviving Renee ~
Replies: 1453
Views: 757264

Oh man, the way I handle extra stress I would gain 20 pounds within a month after a tragedy like that. Big damages and all those trees down ... :-( Hopefully all goes well getting things back in order. It sounds like a lot of work dealing with that bad situation. You can go back to the diet&exercise...
by bluebunny27
Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Geesh, been a while since I CHECKED in ... I was on 'Page 2' ... (hangin' my head down in shame !!) ;-) Ok, quick update. Right after I posted my previous update I had issues ... in late july, early august ... due to stress and babysitting my nephew regularly while my sister and her husband were awa...
by bluebunny27
Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to just not do it
Replies: 24
Views: 6016

Tips to avoid cravings. Reduce your stress level by taking long deep breaths for a min. Drink one or two big glasses of water and wait 5-10 min. Eat things that are low cal. Fruits and veggies, Plain popcorn : More filling and better for you. Try to eat them slowly too, remember, 10-15 minutes is th...
by bluebunny27
Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "How John Goodman lost 100 pounds"
Replies: 9
Views: 5806

Cutting down on the alcohol is usually a good idea when you're trying to lose weight but if it only happens once a week and you don't go nutz (Having 12 beers in one session for example !) you can still enjoy a few cold ones once in a while. It won't cause major problems if you behave the rest of th...
by bluebunny27
Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 10 Things You Need to Know About Losing Weight
Replies: 2
Views: 1638

Yes, I started a thread about this documentary last year ... here's the link where you can find comments from various people and whatnot. http://bit.ly/9Xam2J It's funny I thought it was just 6-7 months ago I had sent the original message but it was over a year ago ... time flies - - when you're die...
by bluebunny27
Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

189.6 this morning. Doing well. Wow, this is my lowest weight since Feb. 2010. I behaved like an angel 11 out of the past 12 days. ;-) I was a lil' surprised actually, I wasn't expecting to be in the 180's this time .. 190-191, I would have been happy with that too. I'm not GREEDY !! ;-) I've been l...
by bluebunny27
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do you know if something is wrong with your scale?
Replies: 11
Views: 3078

Sounds like you need a new scale. Mine is usually the same number but once in a while if I weigh twice in a row there's a minor difference, never more than 0.2 lb up or down though ... It's not a very expensive one, probably 25-30$ but I never had any issues with it, works really well. Make sure the...
by bluebunny27
Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

I just weighed this morning even if it was not scheduled ... I was just too curious !! ;-) ... and I had a feeling there would be great news... 191.8, my lowest weight since early june ... Normally I should have waited until saturday morning to step on the scale so that gives me 2 days more to go do...
by bluebunny27
Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "How John Goodman lost 100 pounds"
Replies: 9
Views: 5806

"How John Goodman lost 100 pounds"

Good article here ! Menshealth.com I'll always remember him in THE BIG LEBOWSKI, hangin' with THE DUDE, Jeffrey Lebowski. ;-) http://bit.ly/cglD4U "How John Goodman lost 100 pounds." "I'm glad we got you on board for this, and I appreciate you talking to us. I guess the logical place to start is tha...
by bluebunny27
Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question about daily calorie amounts...and I gained 3 lbs :(
Replies: 20
Views: 6517

Wow, fruits and veggies fill you up, it's the opposite ... ;-) Be careful though, not to have too many calories - - it reminds me of a girl who had gained a lot of weight and was wondering why ... she was eating really well but the problem was her portions were really huge. She was having a huge fru...
by bluebunny27
Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: how much to eat at a meal
Replies: 11
Views: 3544

Yes, that's something that can be tricky ... you should never really eat until you feel completely full - - you should eat until you are about 70% full, hard to evaluate this of course. I know by now how much food I should have, I just look at the plate and I know ... of course this is not a very pr...
by bluebunny27
Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Where do you notice on your body you have lost weight first?
Replies: 14
Views: 4204

The belly !! I was attackin' the belly FAT. ;-)

Cheers !

Marc ;-)

38 Years Old, 5'10" Tall
Nov. 1st. 2008 : 280 Pounds
Nov. 1st. 2009 : 190 Pounds
(1 Year : - 90 Pounds)

Current Weight : 192 Pounds
by bluebunny27
Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Yes, Planks every day ... almost. I usually only take one day completely off per week. One day where I don't exercise at all. A typical day I would cardio train 30 to 40 minutes in the early evening, sometimes earlier if I can or if it's supposed to rain later. Cycling and sprinting (Intervals) duri...
by bluebunny27
Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Ok, my EMERGENCY BOX system seems to be working out well. I am happy about this new concept. Saved me a couple of times. I've been super good 4 days in a row now and I am close to my fighting weight again. 192.6 pounds this morning. I only weigh about once a week in any case. Exercise, Diet ... how ...
by bluebunny27
Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Oh, I rarely drink juice ... it's not really that good for you, plenty of sugar, etc. You are better off eating the fruit itself than drinking any juice. Fills you up more and you don't get the extra sugar and whatnot ... Milk or yogurt, I thought about that too ... I could add those in the future ....
by bluebunny27
Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Ok, I just developed a new concept to avoid craving issues ... Lately I have had a few problems. Not with the training, I'm always spot on, training hard all that but I have failed a few times with my diet. The problem is I train super hard and then I get home and I eat too much for reasons unknown....
by bluebunny27
Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My husband won't let me walk anywhere!!
Replies: 24
Views: 11296

Walking around with a revolver, made me laugh :-) Why not the most powerful handgun in the world : Smith & Wesson Model 500 .50-Cal. You could shoot a huge grizzly bear with that thing and it would be down for the count with just one shot. It's a hand cannon, really. http://www.popularmechanics.com/...
by bluebunny27
Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Bizarre Foods : The mad scientist
Replies: 13
Views: 4067

I've heard of this before. I have to wonder: will you live a hundred years, or will it just *feel* like a hundred years? :) ******** Hehe, DaveMC, your comment made me laugh .... *HARD* ! ;-) Cheers ! Marc ;-) 38 Years Old, 5'10" Tall Nov. 1st. 2008 : 280 Pounds Nov. 1st. 2009 : 190 Pounds (1 Year ...
by bluebunny27
Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Article on Snacking (Might Be of Interest)
Replies: 6
Views: 2255

Nichole, it depends on your size and weight too ... 100 calories is not a lot for a snack .. I'd say at least 200-250 in my case, heh. Remember, when you build muscles, you need more calories ... It means you burn more too even when you aren't doing anything special, that's why often guys have an ea...
by bluebunny27
Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Oh, you mean ... Lil' Berry of course. ;-) Well, well, apparently lil' berry is a bit bigger now ... unfortunately ! ;-( Hopefully you can turn it around, don't give up ... and you said you feel comfortable at 145 pounds so you shouldn't try to go lower as you did before ... You're not that far, 13-...
by bluebunny27
Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Bizarre Foods : The mad scientist
Replies: 13
Views: 4067

Bizarre Foods : The mad scientist

Today I watched an episode of BIZARRE FOODS, it was the one where Andrew Zimmern (sp. ?) was in Tokyo, Japan. Anyway, while he was there he met this scientist who had done tests for years and he was convinced he would live to be 140 years old at least if he ate only once per day and 800 calories max...
by bluebunny27
Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: When's the shopping spree?
Replies: 17
Views: 4262

I voted to 'Wait at least a couple of months' once you're done ... ;-) That's what I did but for me it was probably a bit easier since I had clothes from back when I was lighter that I still had in the back of my closet. Everything was fitting me ... so no need to run to the store, I just switched g...
by bluebunny27
Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Prodigal Son (okay Daughter) Returns
Replies: 7
Views: 2479

Welcome back, lil' Berry. Yeah, I remember you were verrrrry nice and supportive too ! :-) With all that stress related to your husband's health no wonder you gained some weight back ... stress non stop leads to emotional eating (But remember, exercising is a great way to deal with stress too, how c...
by bluebunny27
Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This Drives Me Crazy
Replies: 23
Views: 5699

Yes, I always have 2% milk. I read somewhere it's the most popular choice for most people here too. I know if you read diet tips they always say you should have the 0% or 1% milk but I don't like those kinds much. Milk is good for you anyway as long as you don't have huge quantities of course. I eat...
by bluebunny27
Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Oolala, no shirt, are you crazy !!?? ;-) I am too shy ... even with a black bar on my eyes, lol ! milczar, you are correct ... it depends on what you want to do too, if you are not in a hurry, you can follow the basic principles and it'll work out for you ... but to lose 90 pounds I didn't want to t...
by bluebunny27
Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

I've been testing my lil' body lately .... ;-) I want to know how many repetitions I can do, Maximum, 1 set ... to FAILURE - - on various exercises (The big 3 : Squats, Pushups, Planks) ... I like doing that plus it usually proves that I am not that bad at all. My arms, legs and abs are not like lin...
by bluebunny27
Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

oolala : "I'd forgotten that you had changed the basic plan. When you say you didn't take breaks, do you mean you didn't use S days? And you didn't find that it made you go a little crazy when you did use them?" *********** Hum, I was already *CRAZY* before I started so I didn't notice any differenc...
by bluebunny27
Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Oh, I haven't used the disclaimer in a long time ... My experience is really not typical. Basically I didn't take too many breaks from the program, no planned day offs, and I was training hard 5-6 days per week too. I wanted to lose weight faster so I had to change a few of the rules to make it happ...
by bluebunny27
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I don't believe that No S works well with strength training
Replies: 13
Views: 5436

Yeah, Reinhard is a stud now, you don't want to mess with that guy, heh. Muscular arms !! ;-) Oh, I saw a reality tv video on a young man from .... Norway ? Maybe Denmark ... Yeah, that was 2-3 months ago but I think he was from Denmark. He was videotaping himself. He decided he would inject himself...
by bluebunny27
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My before and after pictures. :-)
Replies: 17
Views: 4945

Thanks oolala53 & Clarinetgal. Oh yes, I don't have any PHYSICAL problems now ... it's just the MENTAL part I have to work on ... that would take longer than a year !! ;-) Muscles, yes. Fat no. :-) Since I do a lot of interval training I probably lost some fat and gained some muscle weight too at th...
by bluebunny27
Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hating "S" days...
Replies: 20
Views: 5283

Oh, everybody fails sometimes ... maybe even 2 days in a row. You're not going to ruin weeks, months, years of hard work in 2 days obviously same as you're not going to improve in a spectacular way within 2 days either ... You have to look at this long term. So when you have a bad day or two, the be...
by bluebunny27
Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Exercise / Movement in general
Replies: 35
Views: 9024

Working out, yes !! At least 5 times per week, 30-50 minutes. High intensity @ all times. It has to be HARD to do or else I don't call it a 'Work out' :-) I regularly split my work outs too, more effective than to do a single longer work out apparently. I do 15-20 minutes in the morning and 20-30 mi...
by bluebunny27
Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My before and after pictures. :-)
Replies: 17
Views: 4945

********* Woo hoo ! Thanks everyone for being so positive and sorry for the lil' delay replying, I was away for a few days. Thanks Grammy G ! I didn't get rid of any old pictures where I was a BIG BOY ... it's alright really. Anyway when I see one of those old pictures now it makes me want to stick ...
by bluebunny27
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

Alright, I know it took me several months ... :-) ... but finally, here are my before and after pictures. The pictures where I am heavier were all taken in late 2008 ... august, sept. oct. 2008. I weighed 280 pounds when I started my journey on nov. 1st 2008. I ended up at 190 pounds on oct. 23rd 20...
by bluebunny27
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My before and after pictures. :-)
Replies: 17
Views: 4945

My before and after pictures. :-)

Alright, I know it took me several months ... :-) ... but finally, here are my before and after pictures. The pictures where I am heavier were all taken in late 2008 ... august, sept. oct. 2008. I weighed 280 pounds when I started my journey on nov. 1st 2008. I ended up at 190 pounds on oct. 23rd 20...
by bluebunny27
Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:02 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: bluebunny27's Daily Check In
Replies: 514
Views: 183299

The Big Salad

The Big Salad. I usually have a big salad for lunch every day. I make it myself, a huge salad with all sorts of chopped veggies, adding a bit of protein too of course : egg, salmon, tuna, sardines or chopped ham. I also add some brown rice, bulgur, barley or couscous ... It's a huge bowl of chopped ...