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by Kevin
Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Is shovelglove right for me?
Replies: 3
Views: 4099

I'm sure it would be just fine for you. To a certain degree, you can't fight your body type (short people can't be tall, and tall people can't be short), so I wouldn't worry too much about whether a particular exercise is "optimal" for your body type. Good exercise is infinitely better than no exerc...
by Kevin
Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 90 days of No S, Urban Ranger, Shovelglove?
Replies: 107
Views: 51336

I'm going to start this tomorrow. Sounds like a good challenge!
by Kevin
Sun May 15, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What happened to sometimes?
Replies: 64
Views: 79479

I, too, respect the lonesome S.
Hoeka wrote:I'm a proud Sometimesian, and it's been some time since this thread, probably my favourite, has been bumped

Quite appropriate, too, seeing that today is an S day
by Kevin
Fri May 06, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 9
Views: 3143

Honolulu?
gk wrote:
Grammy G wrote:So what we need is a sunny environment..not too hot, not too cold...where we have no stress or reason not to get a good night's sleep.. Know where to find that? Neither do I!! :shock:
LOL! Yeah, where IS that place? I want to go there!!! :lol:
by Kevin
Sun May 01, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1743
Views: 894850

Somewhere on this forum someone once made the observation that I find critical to NoS - a variety of foods at each meal. A meal must have at least four different things in small portions. A mono-meal, like pizza, will leave me hungry and completely un-sated. Breakfast for me might be a few strawberr...
by Kevin
Sun May 01, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Koopas attempt at couch to 3 mile jog
Replies: 57
Views: 50256

I guess you'll sweat more because you don't create a "head wind" on the treadmill. I'm not doing too well on the program. It's been hard to find a consistent time to do so. Because of the Type I diabetes, running around dinner time is hard (my Bg plummets), and my wife runs the dog in the morning......
by Kevin
Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: walking again :)
Replies: 27
Views: 19023

Good work, Deb. Walking makes everything better.
by Kevin
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Koopas attempt at couch to 3 mile jog
Replies: 57
Views: 50256

No, it isn't, especially if you went from winter to summer this week like we did. Monday: Failure Primary goal: SUCCESS!!!!! Technically, this is the first workout that falls under the failure category. the goal was to be able to run for 20 minutes, but I only was able to sustain continous running f...
by Kevin
Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of adding mid-morning mini-meal
Replies: 10
Views: 3682

I think it's fine to add the small, fourth meal. Maybe someday it won't be an issue. I would make it meal food. Some nuts and cut up fruit or carrots. Don't let it get sweet for convenience's sake. I don't have the mid-morning problem, I have the late afternoon problem. Right now, I don't need the f...
by Kevin
Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Nightly Pleasures of French Women
Replies: 3
Views: 2503

The title of this thread got my attention. :)
by Kevin
Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Koopas attempt at couch to 3 mile jog
Replies: 57
Views: 50256

Just finished Week 1 of Couch to 5K. Thanks again for talking about it.
by Kevin
Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: I'd love to be an Urban Ranger...
Replies: 18
Views: 16836

This is an excellent idea.
gratefuldeb67 wrote:...
maybe convince him to go with you a few times and come up with a predictable route in advance. this way if you are late or anything, at least he knows where to look for you in case you have an accident.
good luck.
by Kevin
Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Should I feel a difference between 8 & 10 lb sledge?
Replies: 3
Views: 3576

Re: Should I feel a difference between 8 & 10 lb sledge?

This may sound stupid, but did you weigh them? I have a 12 pounder that is a little over 10 and a half pounds, and an eight pounder that is close to 9. :( Besides the fact that I know it is heavier, I went up from 8 lbs to 10 lbs, and the 10 lber didn't slow me down at all. Doing the back scratchers...
by Kevin
Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you take any supplements?
Replies: 22
Views: 6976

I take a multi-multivitamin because my endocrinologist told me to. I'm a Type I diabetic.

I do believe a feel better if I take a vitamin.
by Kevin
Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: What Gets You To Walking?
Replies: 17
Views: 18527

A dog you care about is the best exercise machine.
wosnes wrote:My dog. Walking has always been my favorite form of exercise, but I'm lazy. The dog gets me moving.
by Kevin
Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sarah's Daily Check-In
Replies: 202
Views: 75531

Hold out for something worthwhile! I don't really have a plan for this weekend's S Days... Which could be problematic. I do have a bakery cookie I saved from the blood drive this afternoon- might eat it, might not. It's not REALLY special. I do have several bars of nice chocolate that I've accumulat...
by Kevin
Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: I'd love to be an Urban Ranger...
Replies: 18
Views: 16836

Re: I'd love to be an Urban Ranger...

You're not the first woman to report this here. Frankly, I understand his concern. I worry when my wife walks away from the house, too. She brings the dog which helps, and a cell phone, but I'd be happier if she would bring pepper spray. but I don't think DH will let me. He's kind of paranoid about ...
by Kevin
Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Being overweight is healthy?
Replies: 25
Views: 8044

If you are losing, comfortable with yourself, and okay with NoS, maybe don't worry about where you will be someday. You'll be where you will be. If you feel like you need to lose more when you get there, you'll have to eat a little less or exercise more. Anyway, that's my philosophy at the moment. D...
by Kevin
Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 19825

So tonight we had salmon, which is a good excuse to eat asparagus. We also had quinoa. Asparagus and quinoa are very good together, very complimentary flavors.
by Kevin
Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: question for seasoned parents (no not OT)
Replies: 21
Views: 7305

It can be difficult to get small children to eat three, or even four, times a day. Mostly, we worried about nutrition.
Who Me? wrote:Aren't you the one in control of the food?
by Kevin
Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Introduction: suggestions for first mod
Replies: 14
Views: 5122

True about restaurants. They are a killer.
by Kevin
Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Introduction: suggestions for first mod
Replies: 14
Views: 5122

More vegetables, less starch of all sorts (bread, potatoes, rice, pasta).
by Kevin
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jocelyn's New Check-In
Replies: 3
Views: 2564

Thanks. Will be putting this on the list. Any other recommendations for sides? I like broc, but I like to have a few sides... more things (in smaller portions) are much more satisfying for me. Have you tried anything else? Yeah, it's really really easy. Here's where I got the recipe: http://www.heal...
by Kevin
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting again
Replies: 2
Views: 1793

Re: Starting again

Be aware that the KB workout is likely to increase your hunger. See if you can plan around that somehow. Just my observation from when I try to do serious resistance training while NoSing. After another year or so of fad diets ( low carb), and fad diet failures I'm back to starting plain vanilla no ...
by Kevin
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 19825

I see your ticker tape is moving in the right direction, 'dee. :) I'm doing okay. I'm not really losing any weight, but I'm okay with that for the moment. Oddly, my pants keep getting looser anyway. I'll make further adjustments if I need to. Koopa (on this board) wrote about the Couch to 5K program...
by Kevin
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Koopas attempt at couch to 3 mile jog
Replies: 57
Views: 50256

Just wanted you to know I started the Couch to 2K program yesterday. So, by my birthday (June 15) I should be ready to run the whole 5K...

Thanks for the inspiration.
by Kevin
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jocelyn's New Check-In
Replies: 3
Views: 2564

Re: Jocelyn's New Check-In

Dinner sounds exotic. Did you pull that off yourself? I'm impressed. Day 1 - SUCCESS! Breakfast - Trader Joe's vanilla almond crunch granola, fresh blackberries, skim milk, coffee with half & half and sugar Lunch - Whole wheat wrap with chipotle hummus, lettuce, avocado, and shredded cheddar cheese,...
by Kevin
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Who Me? Checking In!
Replies: 549
Views: 201085

Deb, Is it possible for apple cider vinegar, which is acetic acid, to neutralize stomach acid? I know it has a good reputation, but I can't see how it could decrease acidity, being an acid itself. hi who me :) really sorry to hear about your food allergies.. i just read your thread on the general di...
by Kevin
Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andy check in
Replies: 51
Views: 15851

Re: N day! Yay!!

Way to go!
Mrandy1 wrote:Feels great to get back to the structure of an N day!

Today I begin the 4th week

I had one failure which was rather instructive.

I'm down 6.2 lbs since 3/20/11
by Kevin
Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question re late-afternoon crashes
Replies: 24
Views: 8631

You are right, of course. Some of what we do on No-S is only for the sake of the habit. There are other ways of restricting calories and losing weight. This just happens to be an elegant, liveable one. I'm unconvinced that an apple is bad and apple juice is good. Im not sure this makes any sense at ...
by Kevin
Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: So much for the April Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 1879

Love your siggy quote, Melamin.
Melamin wrote:Sounds like you enjoyed your holiday :)
Well done on going walking!!
by Kevin
Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question re late-afternoon crashes
Replies: 24
Views: 8631

First, if you need a small meal late afternoon for a while - or even forever - have one. It's better than failing and binging. Way better. I do four meals sometimes when we're going to eat late, I breakfasted and lunched early, and I just know I'm going to defeat myself. I don't always, but sometime...
by Kevin
Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Koopas attempt at couch to 3 mile jog
Replies: 57
Views: 50256

I looked at the web site, and I'm starting today. Thanks for the unintentional inspiration. :) Only question, do you have a 30 second countdown timer or something that helps you keep track of the time? Or do you just use a watch? Would it make almost as much sense to count paces rather than seconds?...
by Kevin
Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No-S during Pregnancy? Long, sorry.
Replies: 32
Views: 15380

I like that - siblings and accomplices. :) Congratulations on your pregnancy! Two of mine are 13 months apart and while they are not the best of friends they are most certainly each others accomplices ;) I think this would be an excellent way of eating if you are pregnant, you are not restricting an...
by Kevin
Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What should I advertise?
Replies: 27
Views: 12391

You could always go with the harmless, too, like books, music, computer software, etc. I really like everyone else's suggestions, too. We've all gotten used to ignoring those things.
by Kevin
Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karin's Daily Check-in
Replies: 21
Views: 6805

I wouldn't decrease your meals yet. Get used to it first. And nice work so far - congratulations on your will power.
by Kevin
Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lori's checking in (2011 edition)
Replies: 72
Views: 21895

Run Lori, run! :) Tomorrow I'm going to Las Vegas for the weekend. Am I going for the endless buffets or the free cocktails or the bazillions of slot machines, waiting to pay me BIG BUCKS! Nope, not me. I'll be doing a half marathon on Saturday and a half marathon on Sunday. Back to back races! I'm ...
by Kevin
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just Did It ! 49 Pounds Down!
Replies: 15
Views: 5214

Congratulations!
by Kevin
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Who Me? Checking In!
Replies: 13
Views: 4757

Wow. I wish you the best of luck. You have a lot to handle.
by Kevin
Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1743
Views: 894850

A fascinating article TexArk found...

http://www.everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=7503
by Kevin
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: OlderandGettingWiser's Check-in
Replies: 14
Views: 4855

Good luck with it this time. Glad you are back.
by Kevin
Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Koopas attempt at couch to 3 mile jog
Replies: 57
Views: 50256

Just wanted to stop in and say hello. I'm sorry about your daughter. It must have been heartbreaking. I would like to set a goal to do something like you are doing - I currently run/walk about a 50/50 split, but the running is faster than jogging. I might look at that site and see about it! One thin...
by Kevin
Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: H2Orange-- A STRATEGY TO AVOID URGE FOR SNACKS
Replies: 60
Views: 125970

I use stevia with lemon or lime juice in water. It has a bit of an after taste of its own, which makes me wonder how well it will go with less acidic tastes. For anyone who would like to make H2Orange using Crystal Light, but hesitates because of the artificial sweetener, I thought I'd mention that ...
by Kevin
Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: OverThinker's Check-in
Replies: 4
Views: 2276

Recognizing what you are about to do, then stopping, is a big step. Day 2: Success!! Woop! Sorta had a snack/meal but it was only fruit and veggies that were out on a table when I got out of class and was really hungry! I almost absent mindedly took 2 cookies from the same table, and was literally a...
by Kevin
Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: What is Vanilla No. S??
Replies: 3
Views: 6547

I'm a little surprised that no one answered! It's an allegory, where the symbol for "plain", is vanilla. So no modifications at all. Some people do modifications like doing their S days Friday 6 P.M. till Sunday at 6:00 P.M., or taking just one S day.
by Kevin
Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove article in Eugene Weekly
Replies: 2
Views: 4542

Nice. :)
by Kevin
Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2 meals vs. 3
Replies: 5
Views: 2482

Noel always says it best.
NoelFigart wrote:My opinion: If it's NATURAL for you to eat two meals a day, go for it.

That said, I think it would be amazingly FOOLISH to TRY to do it to be extra "good" if it's not naturally a comfortable pattern.
by Kevin
Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 19825

Another not-great week. Truly, I took today off and forgot it was Friday, not Saturday this morning!

Oh well. It'll be okay. The scale is moving down a little again, and I'll get back on track tomorrow.

I hope everyone has a nice weekend.
by Kevin
Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Maybe we aren't as heavy as we think?
Replies: 14
Views: 4990

Re: Maybe we aren't as heavy as we think?

Where do you put it? :) I'm 5'9", 179 pounds, and wear a size 36, and size L sport shirts... Not literally that is...I weigh 186 on my scale (5' 9"), but theoretically. One of the allusions Tom Naughton made in Fat Head is that government "ideals" don't necessarily fit. He gave an example of a 6' 2"...
by Kevin
Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lori's checking in (2011 edition)
Replies: 72
Views: 21895

I get dizzy just reading your posts. You do a lot of running!
by Kevin
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New and hopeful
Replies: 25
Views: 6566

You'll probably do just fine at school. If you find three meals a day easy, then consider increasing veggies and decreasing starches. Other than that, I wouldn't change much. But start with three meals a day. If your meal habits are anything like my college-student daughter's, that'll be a big first...
by Kevin
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Compulsively weighing myself
Replies: 3
Views: 3785

Re: Compulsively weighing myself

As long as you can not get depressed when your weight goes up, it's not the worst compulsion. Point of reference, my weight is usually three pounds higher in the afternoon than it is in the morning. And it can vary by 2 pounds on any given day. So don't let the variation bother you. Started this 6 d...
by Kevin
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: the hunger pang thang
Replies: 19
Views: 5329

Lunch to dinner is the hardest stretch for many people, no matter about lunch.

I would make lunch my biggest meal. See how it goes from there. As hard as it is to believe, this just won't bother you much in a month.
by Kevin
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: salads, bread, and apps at restaurants, what do you do??
Replies: 3
Views: 1902

I need my greens, so I order a green salad with dressing on the side. Fork dips into the dressing, then into the salad. Gives you a taste of the dressing, let's you control the enormous amount of sugar and oil in restaurant dressing. If I'm alone, I ask them not to bring bread until dinner is served...
by Kevin
Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Gym Boss app
Replies: 4
Views: 2655

Re: Gym Boss app

I hope they have a Droid version! I don't know how many iPhone users we have here. And I know I am probably not posting this in the right place. But I found and downloaded a free Gymboss timer the allows you to maker different timers. So I made up a Shovelglove timer, so you can listen to your music...
by Kevin
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New and White Knuckling It
Replies: 24
Views: 6504

Re: New and White Knuckling It

For many of us, lunch to dinner is the worst stretch. It'll get better, but it can be very hard if you are prepping dinner. Good luck. Hold on tight! Well, I was very reluctant to post because I thought the No S diet would be something else I'd try and abandon. But, then I thought "What if it isn't?...
by Kevin
Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: magicman's Check In
Replies: 123
Views: 32991

That's significant weight loss in a month. Way to go.
by Kevin
Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: mrsj daily check in
Replies: 205
Views: 88743

I'm happy for you, mrsj.
mrsj wrote::D :D :D 25 Mar: Green. YAY! 21 days completed!

26 Mar: Pink. Although I kept within the spirit of No S, I piled my plates very high and over ate.

27 Mar: Day 1 for 21 day club: S day!
by Kevin
Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Andy check in
Replies: 51
Views: 15851

Re: Ist s day

Good work!
Mrandy1 wrote:Just weighed in 172.4. Down 3.6

Looking forward to a moderate yet rewarding s day.
by Kevin
Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cricket's Check-In
Replies: 9
Views: 4127

So there's a lot of self-awareness going on in this post. Sounds like a great start. You'll get there. All week: FAIL Yikes - I had no idea it would be this hard for me to follow a diet so (seemingly) simple! Monday - fell for snacks at work meeting before I caught myself Tuesday - did great all day...
by Kevin
Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New Here
Replies: 2
Views: 1590

Re: New Here

Welcome. We're glad you are here. And to show you how cool this "diet" is, I had pizza for dinner tonight. :) Hello everyone! I am new here, and just wanted to say hi. I am usually a lurker on other forums, but I would really like to be involved, as I strongly desire (and need) the support of others...
by Kevin
Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 19825

So, another good week. Not completely devoid of funny stuff, but I am Type I diabetic, so sometimes concern for my Bg makes me do little things, little adjustments.
by Kevin
Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question about home fried potatos
Replies: 13
Views: 4674

Re: Question about home fried potatos

I find myself agreeing with Noel always. It doesn't look excessive to my eye. Yet I felt guilty today finishing the potatoes. Should I feel guilty? Nope. That said... I do eat pizza, french fries, and various other "fattening" dishes. What I don't necessarily do is eat them every DAY. It's that mode...
by Kevin
Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: chickadee11
Replies: 43
Views: 13927

You're doing good, 'dee. Lots of self awareness, but not much self-anger. Good balance.
by Kevin
Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sarah's Daily Check-In
Replies: 202
Views: 75531

Sounds like a great menu.
sarah.grace wrote:03/24/2011

B: Ezekiel toast with mayo, hard boiled egg slices, ham slices, and cheese
L: Ribs, baked beans, coleslaw
D: Baja beans on homemade tortilla
by Kevin
Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: no s and pregnancy
Replies: 1
Views: 1433

Look up Nicole and PM her. I'm pretty sure that she did.
by Kevin
Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hi, new here
Replies: 7
Views: 7990

I'm okay, Jess, how are you?
by Kevin
Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 419
Views: 245275

Life goes on. Have a good Friday.
minimizer wrote:Not doing as well this week. Monday and Wednesday were good, Tuesday and today not so much. Tomorrow will be good, I am determined.
by Kevin
Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Shovelglove legs exercises – Calves
Replies: 2
Views: 7448

Re: Shovelglove legs exercises – Calves

I'm passing on glutes and hamstrings (I'm over 50 and not very flexible), but these others look worth a try. Thanks for the effort you put in to the illustrations. I've been using this for the last 2-3 months to increase my legs strength, and it works for me. :?: I don't recall seeing this anywhere ...
by Kevin
Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SpiritSong's Check In
Replies: 96
Views: 38888

A daily check-in will help. At least, it does for me.
by Kevin
Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: questions for Reinhard
Replies: 6
Views: 6271

Just in case Rienhard doesn't post soon, here's a link to a recent post where he describes what he's been up to.

http://www.everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=7236
by Kevin
Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: I'm new and I'm Checking in!
Replies: 1
Views: 1385

Welcome to the forum. It's more fun when you post.
by Kevin
Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Taking a huge career risk. Gulp.
Replies: 17
Views: 10921

Congratulations, and I hope you love your new career.
by Kevin
Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ten pounds down!
Replies: 12
Views: 6108

'Love the happy dance. Congrats.
by Kevin
Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: snapdragon's dail check-in
Replies: 49
Views: 19211

You could probably ask Reinhard to fix it for you.
snapdragon wrote:I misspelled daily !!!!!REALLY!!!!!
by Kevin
Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: new here
Replies: 2
Views: 1691

Oh, Snap! (Sorry. I had to).

Glad to see you here. My metabolism is better on three than on five meals.
by Kevin
Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: newbie with a question about snacks
Replies: 10
Views: 3418

While Nicest's advice is sound, I would like to urge you to always consider variety. Meals of several different things (in smaller servings, obviously) are more satisfying, I find. I have always suffered from what I call "compulsive and " It means that I find myself saying i'll just have a sandwich,...
by Kevin
Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: NEW a college student!
Replies: 12
Views: 4008

Re: NEW a college student!

Walk an hour a day (not all at once, necessarily). I think walking is the best weight loss exercise, and, as a student, should fit in well with your life style. Go easy on alcohol on S days. Find a physical activity that you enjoy (yoga, dance, etc.) so you'll have something to do for the rest of yo...
by Kevin
Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2011 Check-In
Replies: 186
Views: 75412

10K isn't much. When I'm walking a lot, I walk 21K in a day. LOL! at your 10,000 steps comment! I too, think that is a load of whatsit. After all, if my pedometer was to be believed, most days i actually do an average of 11,5 - 12 k steps ... hasn't made a bit of difference to my weight, i.e. i stil...
by Kevin
Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Roxy is Back and Trying Again!!
Replies: 832
Views: 319904

Stress, over-thinking, and maybe worrying about a whole week instead of the time between two meals? I try not to think about "five days." Rather, I think about now, getting to the next meal on tough days, and then try to think about *anything* else. :) HORRIBLE eating day today! First time since I r...
by Kevin
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reinhard's 2010 "during"
Replies: 31
Views: 13446

A lot of body builder types will tell you that the best exercise for getting ripped - in addition to weight training of course, which is was SG is - is walking. Not running or jogging, but walking. Go figure. I think Reinhard mentioned that he does some bodyweight training (pushups, etc.) too. Reinh...
by Kevin
Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Success!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 7173

One less than yesterday!
by Kevin
Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: P90x or Insanity
Replies: 9
Views: 5147

Love this. Except from Screw Skinny, Get Fit (a book I'm doing on getting fit for the very sedentary. My target audience are mostly geeks): 12 Week Programs and the Problem It is possible to hit the gym with Mjollnir-like intensity and get great results. Eat clean, exercise with weights and cardio 4...
by Kevin
Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 290 lbs.
Replies: 15
Views: 6120

I think it helps. I've been standing up most days at work (it looks weird, but it feels good after a couple of days) and my pedometer registers another 6,000 steps a day. thanks.. yeah it is a pain.. I don tmid walking in a little snow, but wow we have been gettign blizzards here that dump like blin...
by Kevin
Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 290 lbs.
Replies: 15
Views: 6120

Re: 290 lbs.

Winter busted up my efforts, too. Good luck! Well weighed myself for first time in a few months. Im not a Scale and BMI kind of guy. But at 290 pounds something defenitley needs to be done. Up 50 from my lightest of 240 and up 20 from Dec.. I was Running 3+ mile s a day before Winter hit! Got habitc...
by Kevin
Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Stuffed....and fed up with myself!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 7452

I think the idea of S days is to give yourself a little leeway, so you can have that sweet you've been craving, or a second serving of something really good, or a couple of pretzels for a snack if you've been doing housework. Plan desert for a meal or two (or three) and there's your sweets. Have a s...
by Kevin
Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Mime's Weekly Check in
Replies: 38
Views: 14664

Welcome back. Are you still walking? Walking is very helpful, in my experience.

Good luck!
by Kevin
Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Delightful Update
Replies: 17
Views: 7451

As a follow-up to this question, can you tell us how you spend your days, and if you exercise? Do you spend a lot of time on your feet? Do you walk? PS: kassabma I hope you don't mind me asking but obviously you have had awesome success on the plan and as someone who is struggling, particularly with...
by Kevin
Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 19825

Successful NoS week. I'm not losing any weight right now, but I think that will change with time.

I hope everyone has a nice weekend.
by Kevin
Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 106509

Sounds like you are doing well.
by Kevin
Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cricket's Check-In
Replies: 9
Views: 4127

Don't be hard on yourself over that. Is it a fail? Maybe. Is it understandable? Completely.
by Kevin
Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Thtrchic's Daily Check-in
Replies: 851
Views: 291957

Exercising after 10 o'clock is difficult. I wouldn't call that lazy. And good for you about resisting restaurant food! Wednesday, SUCCESS! I didn't get home until after 10 so didn't do my exercise. I sort of anticipated it so I should have done it in the morning, but was being lazy and didn't. I wil...
by Kevin
Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cheating?
Replies: 16
Views: 4418

I hate you (well, envy you, really). I haven't had good soda bread since my Gran' passed twenty-some years ago. Made my soda breads today and have had 2 pieces slathered in butter (and real butter too!) already! But then all of my grandparents were from Ireland and I knew them all and we have always...
by Kevin
Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sonya's checkin
Replies: 605
Views: 336766

One way I trimmed my pre-meal snacking is by putting the smallest quantity of the snack that I could in my mouth (one corn chip, one bitty pretzel), eating it slowly, and waiting until its flavor (salt, mostly) entirely cleared before I ate another. You guys will get the hang of it. It just takes a ...
by Kevin
Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cheating?
Replies: 16
Views: 4418

Basically anything that they can make in green or decorate with a shamrock. Damn them. ;) Ahh... chocolate-mint sweets, sweets with Bailey's Irish Cream in them, green colored sweets, sweets in the shape of a shamrock or with shamrock decorations... That's all I can come up with off the top of my he...
by Kevin
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: SkinnyNotes
Replies: 4
Views: 2339

Idle hands are the devil's playthings.

Seriously, after dinner, find something interesting to do. It'll make not eating much easier.

This will pass in a while. I never eat after dinner anymore, not even on S days. I sleep so much better on an empty stomach.
by Kevin
Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 522746

Epic Win! That's internet talk! Seriously though, good work, every step in the right direction is two steps away from a step in the wrong direction. Or something.... I was never good at math. i passed up buying a "Juniors" cheesecake when i went shopping just now...... :shock: to steal a phrase i re...
by Kevin
Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: sjane's Daily Check In
Replies: 14
Views: 5002

Re: sjane's Daily Check In

Welcome back. I'm sure you will be more successful in the future. I am starting my daily check in thread! I did No-S for aprox. one month perfectly, no cheating..and then I didn't lose even ONE pound. I thought to myself, why? I have been cutting SO many calories by not snacking, no seconds and no s...
by Kevin
Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: It is Time to Post
Replies: 7
Views: 8127

Holy crap. Way to go!
by Kevin
Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: chickadee11
Replies: 43
Views: 13927

Keep it up, 'dee.