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by Steve
Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How often do you weigh in?
Replies: 10
Views: 16153

I'm with the "weigh often and keep track over time" school. I use a web site to track my daily weight (when I remember to, anyway. I use physicsdiet.com, there's also fitday.com and others). Sure, there are some annoying fluctuations (I'm pretty sure I didn't really gain five pounds between Sunday a...
by Steve
Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Get Moving
Replies: 3
Views: 10984

Yeah, I remember reading the smallsteps site and thinking that about half of them could just be summed up as "walk somewhere you would otherwise not walk". :)
by Steve
Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SSSSoda
Replies: 13
Views: 19001

I've kind of been weaning myself off of soda gradually: 1) (even before no-S) Give up regular pop mostly 2) Give up regular pop on N-Days; drink water instead of Diet Coke at work 3) Give up regular pop entirely; replace Diet Coke with diet root beer at home (caffeine-free) 4) (not there yet) Give u...
by Steve
Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: chinese food
Replies: 9
Views: 15544

Here's the relevant part of the No-S homepage for me: I wouldn't worry too much about borderline foods like yoghurt and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. If these are a problem for you, i.e., you eat them every day and lay it on thick, then make them esses. If not, don't. Just by targeting the rea...
by Steve
Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Steve's Daily Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 28363

Thanks Deb and Cristi! You're right, it is easy, and I am pretty proud of myself. Given some of the junk binges I used to go on, it's really surprising. Anyway, one more failure to report -- early this week, I had to be in at work around 3am, which threw my whole schedule out of whack and had me eat...
by Steve
Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: First Day - Overeating in the evenings
Replies: 8
Views: 13369

One thing that helped me avoid evening snacking in the early days of my diet was to just not keep snack food in the house. After a couple of weeks, when the No-S habits were more established, it was easier to start keeping snack-like foods (to go with meals, or to save for S-days) in the cupboards a...
by Steve
Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Fractional Podcast Debut
Replies: 6
Views: 25591

This sounds like it'll be really good. I'll listen to it on my next walk. :)
by Steve
Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Steve's Daily Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 28363

Checking back in... - 2-3 minor failures over the past month or so (granola bar late at night when I get *really* hungry...not a huge deal, but I should still try and get back in the habit of just trying water first). - another pizza-related "seconds" failure...It's such a specific thing (seconds on...
by Steve
Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lizbeth's Daily Check In
Replies: 47
Views: 48607

Welcome and congrats on your first successful day! See how easy it is? :)
by Steve
Mon Aug 07, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else find it hard to go from an S back to an N
Replies: 10
Views: 17174

I find that when I'm excessive on at S day, than unpleasant feeling strengthens my resolve to make my N days count. I'm experiencing that right now...I'm just back from a mini-vacation, and due to time, budget, and habit, we ended up eating almost entirely fast food for those four days. I'm definit...
by Steve
Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Steve's Daily Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 28363

Finally had my first outright failure -- ah, pizza, bane of the "no seconds" rule. Ah well -- if my math is right that means I've got a 38-1 record, and I can't complain about that!
by Steve
Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Popcorn!
Replies: 9
Views: 12920

I figure if it's not overly sweet, any type of food is fair game for a "meal".

Besides, even the extra-large popcorn would easily fit on a plate before you pop it. :)
by Steve
Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Scales Suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 30000

Scales suck, but I still weigh in religiously anyways. I think I need a new one though...I tried weighing myself several times this morning and there was a five-pound range.
by Steve
Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Share your non-number goals here!
Replies: 42
Views: 38195

My non-numerical goals: 1) Get back to the point where the ring on my index finger keeps sliding off. 2) Fit into those jeans buried in my closet that never really fit to begin with. 3) Make people go "whoa!" when they see my "before" picture 4) Not suffer the pains associated with long walks (back ...
by Steve
Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 839
Views: 1029347

21 days for me! And 3.5 pounds down, if today's weigh-in is accurate. Not super-fast, but still rather good!
by Steve
Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Steve's Daily Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 28363

Day 21 - three weeks of success!

And day 22 was an S-Day, being the Fourth and all.
by Steve
Mon Jul 03, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Steve's Daily Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 28363

Days Seventeen and Eighteen - Success

Days Nineteen and Twenty - S-Days. Little too much pizza on Sunday, I think, but ah well, at least it was an S-Day.
by Steve
Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No Snacking?
Replies: 18
Views: 22831

Snacks are simply anything you eat outside of breakfast, lunch, or dinner. (With the usual disclaimer that people with certain medical conditions may need more than 3 meals a day.) Of course, if you're having one "meal" and two "snacks" a day, then you're basically having three meals, two of which a...
by Steve
Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Steve's Daily Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 28363

Days Fourteen, Fifteen, and Sixteen - all Success.

Getting closer to club 21! :)
by Steve
Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Mad Monday
Replies: 10
Views: 14459

The best way I've found to increase my water intake is not to try and drink 8 (or whatever number) individual glasses, but to have a big water bottle (1 liter or 32+ ounces) on my desk at work. It's easier to drink water when you have it sitting there than when you have to get up, get a glass, etc. ...
by Steve
Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Steve's Daily Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 28363

Thanks Reinhard! I'm surprised at how easy this is so far -- I was expecting a lot more snack cravings, but other than a particularly rough evening of Day Two, it hasn't been bad at all. Anyway, just to catch up: Day Ten: Success Day Eleven: Success with a little funny stuff of the "well, I COULD pu...
by Steve
Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Steve's Daily Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 28363

Day Nine: Success plus 3.5 or 4 mile walk.
by Steve
Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Steve's Daily Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 28363

Still going strong!

Day Seven: SUCCESS

Day Eight: SUCCESS with another 3 miles of walking.
by Steve
Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Steve's Daily Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 28363

Thanks. :) Saturday/Day Five: S-DAY with another 3+ miles of Urban Ranger. Sunday/Day Six: Ditto, though this time around my walking didn't have a destination to speak of. I'm really surprised at how easy it's been to walk what I had previously thought of as a pretty big distance -- and how good it ...
by Steve
Sat Jun 17, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Steve's Daily Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 28363

Thanks Deb! Yesterday at the office they actually had cake for some reason. It's not usually this common to have work-provided junk food, I guess this week was just kind of an anomaly. Anyway, Friday/Day Four happened to be an S-DAY for me on account of it being my birthday. Just a little bit of sec...
by Steve
Fri Jun 16, 2006 4:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Steve's Daily Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 28363

Thank you so much! I think these check-ins are really helping.

Day Three:

Breakfast: Cereal and OJ
Lunch: Corned beef sandwich and an apple
Dinner: Pizza

SUCCESS.
by Steve
Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Steve's Daily Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 28363

Day Two:

Breakfast: Oatmeal and orange juice.
Lunch: Turkey sandwich and apple.
Dinner: Tacos and chips.

That's what we call a SUCCESS.

No Urban Rangering today, sadly...tomorrow's much more likely.
by Steve
Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Steve's Daily Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 28363

Steve's Daily Check-In

Hi everybody. I found No S last week via somebody's blog and have been lurking for a few days before finally jumping in myself. I've been calorie counting for a couple weeks now and it hasn't been that bad (even kind of fun, using a ruler and junior-high geometry to figure out how much pizza I ate b...