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by jules
Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: How to report shovelglove
Replies: 7
Views: 9567

That's a good question. LOL. I know that doesn't help. It is a really, really fun exercise. I need to start up again. I was doing it regularly & I feel better when I do it. It's more than just weightlifting. The intensity probably gives it an aerobic component. You might just have to guess -- though...
by jules
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Yearly check-in
Replies: 6
Views: 8842

Yearly check-in

My yearly check-in is in the form of a re-dedication to No.S. I did quite well on No-S for a long time. Then I moved across country and my habits were in total upheaval. Plus, I've been unemployed or underemployed for a long time, so it's a little difficult to be consistent with something like this ...
by jules
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: My first shovelglove attempt did not go well ...
Replies: 1
Views: 4015

At least you weren't injured! The cost of the repair is really unfortunate though.

Keep on shovelin'!
by jules
Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Sexy new hammer (seen, not purchased & not a sledge)
Replies: 2
Views: 4817

My thought was you could change the heads to reflect changing moods. ;)

I think if you're careful to check the heads each time you use them, then nothing will fly off.
by jules
Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: back to shovelglove
Replies: 2
Views: 3881

True story.

Things have been going well. I usually do about 4 min. of work with the Indian clubs during the last part of my 14 min. shovelglove session. I'll bump up the sledge work to 14 min. after I get re-accustomed to using some muscle. :D And do about 3-5 min. of Indian club work after.
by jules
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Please "like" the No S Diet facebook page?
Replies: 28
Views: 15108

Now you have 351 "Like"s. You go!
by jules
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: back to shovelglove
Replies: 2
Views: 3881

back to shovelglove

14 min went well yesterday. I had a bit of a tight back on my right side. To be safe, I took today as a yellow day. (No insurance, so I'm extra conservative with possible injuries.) I'm 99% sure it's just DOMS. I did more than 14 min. of UR today so I did get 14 min. of physical activity. The plan i...
by jules
Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:07 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove for Girls?
Replies: 42
Views: 39964

I started with an 8# hammer. Never increased, and then dropped it toally for all too long. On Monday, I will begin anew with the 8 lb. hammer.

Women can definitely use 8 lb hammer. For the moves that seems too heavy, I choke up on the handle a wee bit.

jules
by jules
Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Sexy new hammer (seen, not purchased & not a sledge)
Replies: 2
Views: 4817

Sexy new hammer (seen, not purchased & not a sledge)

Check this out : http://www.amazon.com/SE-Dual-Interchangeable-Head-Hammer/dp/B000Z7GGKQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=power-hand-tools&ie=UTF8&qid=1339879112&sr=1-2&keywords=hammer It's a very light, short hammer. For those interesting in Indian club type things and want to change the look of their little hammers n...
by jules
Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Great article in TIME--Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin
Replies: 42
Views: 9877

Yes it looks to me like the sense of entitlement one can receive from vigorous exercise might be more of the culprit than exercise itself. It does give support for everyday activities as a viable means of activity towards the "become more active" portion of current weightloss conventional wisdom.
by jules
Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: So, I got my shovelglove . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 4541

yeah I should have specified shorten the time with the hammer if you need to. I think developing the habit of 14 min of exercise on N-days is an important one.
by jules
Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: So, I got my shovelglove . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 4541

First day can be tough if you do too much. It's probably better to go a little slow, take breaks, or even shorten the 14 min if you need to.

Congrats on your start!
by jules
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelgirls? Or is it a guy thing?
Replies: 17
Views: 8136

I've been thinking about upgrading my hammer for a while now -- moving up to a 10 lber. However, I'm not sure how much longer I'll be living where I'm living now. And I sort of anticipate moving hundreds or even a couple of thousand miles when I do, so I'm waiting to upgrade for now. My usual shovel...
by jules
Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: MSG
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

The dangers of MSG are largely exaggerated. There is sodium in it so the biggest reason to leave it behind is if you need to cut down sodium. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monosodium_glutamate Though it is derived from food sources, it is a food additive. Generally the more additives in a food the mo...
by jules
Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelgirls? Or is it a guy thing?
Replies: 17
Views: 8136

Yup there's definitely women who shovelglove. I use an 8 lb hammer. And I really do love it. I've been doing it very steadily since Dec. 2008 though I discovered shovelglove a couple of years earlier. In fact, I learned about it from a weightlifting site for women: mistress Krista's http://www.stump...
by jules
Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New to No S. Questions about portion sizes.
Replies: 10
Views: 2939

Well you'd virtual plate the breakfast. What i would do is put the bowl of cereal on a dinner plate and place the other items around it if you want to be really sure. Obviously don't do that with the orange juice. Caloric beverages are allowed as long as it's not a sweet. Worry most about the no sec...
by jules
Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:36 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Down 40 lbs
Replies: 6
Views: 9211

Ok here's a slightly more detailed update. I took some measurements today and I'd taken some measurements of myself a couple years ago. Most of the progress i've made would have been in the last year, since June 2008, because before that i was probably mostly maintaining my hefty weight. From 11/22/...
by jules
Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: One hundred pushups: my thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 14913

Interesting. I looked up http://www.twohundredsquats.com/index.html And I was able to do 45 body weight squats before I stopped. I'm 41 (female too) so that puts me in excellent. I also have at least 70-80 more lbs to lose. Obviously as a sole measure of fitness, it's lacking. Though as a measure of...
by jules
Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Depressed :(
Replies: 16
Views: 3970

And just keep in mind that eating isn't going to get you the real results you want which is to hear from your bloke.

Next time you wake up in the middle of the night and are tempted by the fridge try to meditate then instead.
by jules
Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Discuss the influence of low carb diets here.
Replies: 55
Views: 11283

The problem is that people paint entire categories of food as evil. People have been eating pasta and rice for centuries in China. The rice wasn't highly processed and, most likely, neither was the pasta. Whole grain pastas are readily available now as are rices that haven't had all the nutrients po...
by jules
Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question about Exercise and Snacking
Replies: 9
Views: 2425

I'd say if you know you're going to exercise that day and you tend to eat before you exercise, then eat more then. What I tend to do is have a glass of milk or kefir (instead of protein shake) after I lift weights. If I walk that day as well, I'll usually have another glass of milk when I get home. ...
by jules
Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: weighing in on weighing in
Replies: 9
Views: 2338

I don't think one has to wait until the clothes are a full size smaller to note progress in how your clothes fit. My clothes, particularly my pants, get progressively bigger & bigger as I lose weight. It's no more instantaneous than watching the scale creep down from month to month. I went for about...
by jules
Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: anyone else have this problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 3164

anyone else have this problem?

The problem is being unable to do shovelglove due to sickness? argh! My back started hurting Wed. -- luckily after my shovelglove session and absolutely unrelated to shovelglove -- so I had to take Thurs. & Fri. off. Boo hoo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :( I should be back to normal by Monday. I sure as heck...
by jules
Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Down 40 lbs
Replies: 6
Views: 9211

Down 40 lbs

Since June 2008 I've lost at least 40lbs. In the 40-45 lb range really. Because I weighed in at home in June 2009, I decided to add 5lbs to the weight to make up for possible scale inaccuracies. (I'd rather overestimate my weight at this point than underestimate it.) Though I did start eating a bit ...
by jules
Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Probably shouldn't but thinking about making a Mod.
Replies: 6
Views: 2083

It sounds like a shared piece of pie with a friend you rarely see could qualify as an S-event. That's a mod that's already in practice for some. I don't personally have an issue with S days gone wild so the idea of an S-event doesn't really appeal to me. However, if you have a problem with Snacks or...
by jules
Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: weighing in on weighing in
Replies: 9
Views: 2338

weighing in on weighing in

Just wondering how many try to use scale weigh-ins vs. tape measure (to measure inches lost)? I do weigh myself occasionally. It's a digital scale that uses tenths of pounds -- though i'm well aware that home scales are inaccurate. I look for a downward trend over time. However, my most important me...
by jules
Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How did you first Hear about No S?
Replies: 33
Views: 6989

I first found out about shovelglove from Mistress Krista's weightlifting for women site. http://www.stumptuous.com I was very intrigued when I saw a sledgehammer in her photo of items from her own home gym. So I clicked the link and discovered shovelglove. From there, I found No-S. All the Everyday ...
by jules
Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove in thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 55516

I love the photos! Thanks so much for sharing them.

jules
by jules
Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove and balance/coordination
Replies: 6
Views: 6138

One of the virtues touted by free weight proponents is that it works your stabilzer muscles which are excellent for improving balance. Shovelglove then, as a variety of freeweight lifting, will be good for improving balance. I believe that lifting uneven weights is also supposed to be good for balan...
by jules
Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Explosiveness! Punches and Spear Thrusts VIDEO
Replies: 10
Views: 24206

Great video! I checked out some of the others you'd done as well. You've definitely come up with some nice variations.

Perhaps a shovelglove hall of fame is in order?!?

jules
by jules
Sat May 17, 2008 9:25 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: First day of Shovelglove
Replies: 23
Views: 9370

Offhand I can't remember why Reinhard bought gloves. I decided to use gloves sometimes b/c I have sensitive skin and sometimes too much friction on handle will make my hands swell and feel itchy, but I'm a bit weird that way. lol (seriously, I can be sitting in a room doing almost nothing and I'll d...
by jules
Fri May 16, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: First day of Shovelglove
Replies: 23
Views: 9370

haha yes, I also do "naked" shovelglove. I'm covered, the hammer is not. I was actually so enthralled with shovelglove when I first read about it 3 or so years ago, that I read the entire archives. I must be some sort of nut, but that's another issue. I've seen suggestions ranging from naked shovelg...
by jules
Fri May 16, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What is vanilla no-s?
Replies: 7
Views: 2363

What is vanilla no-s?

Vanilla no-s is simply following no-s with no frills, added options, or tweaks. :)

C'est tout!

jules
by jules
Wed May 14, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dress Size vs. Scale Weight?
Replies: 14
Views: 6295

I think Cornelia and BrightAngel might both be right. I think key in Cornelia's phrase was overly worried. However, as BrightAngel points out, individual circumstances do matter -- and some people have to be constantly vigilant. Personally, I think there's a big difference between worry and vigilanc...
by jules
Wed May 14, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 41410

yeah i'm w/ CCL and Tracey on this one, not gonna post menus. However, I definitely have at least 100 lbs to lose. I found a couple of years ago that I actually like to exercise! Who knew? So I'm working more strongly now on returning to the exercise habit. However, I'm trying very basic no-s. Getti...
by jules
Tue May 13, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: First day of Shovelglove
Replies: 23
Views: 9370

hi BrightAngel, I would actually recommend that you set your timer to 14 min. Not to work up to it, but rather so you don't go over it. It's much like no-s in that the snacking is the time you eat not what you're eating. (As in no carrot sticks between meals because it's between meals, not because c...
by jules
Tue May 13, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: New to Shovelglove...
Replies: 5
Views: 3578

Merci beaucoup, M. le mercenaire! Apparently I've been sculling with my shovelglove! Who knew? :shock: O.k. I'll have to try the canoe paddle grip which is what I thought I was doing. Hmmmm I grew up in Nebraska, prairies, not a lot of opportunities to canoe.... yes, yes, that's my excuse! And I'm g...
by jules
Tue May 13, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: First day of Shovelglove
Replies: 23
Views: 9370

lol yeah Noel, I also have lifted heavy. Shovelglove w/ an 8 lb hammer can kill me. It's been a while since I've lifted heavy -- had to take a long, long break b/c just about everything made the plantar fasciitis flare up BADLY. I'm now easing back into weightlifting w/ shovelglove taking the lead. ...
by jules
Tue May 13, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: First day of Shovelglove
Replies: 23
Views: 9370

I doubt anyone will tell you to work harder. More likely the contrary as you ease into it. :twisted: Yes, the standard shovelglove workout is 14 min. every N-day. Reinhard's theory on not having rest days in between, like traditional weight training, is b/c it's modelled after useful movements. And ...
by jules
Sun May 11, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 378704

Congrats on the shovelglove :)

I'm so sorry to hear about your cat. Hard to lose the fuzzy members of the family too. :(

jules, cat fiend :)
by jules
Sat May 10, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Exercise Equipment
Replies: 24
Views: 6735

My current exercise equipment is a set of adjustable dumbbell handles w/ plates, and an 8 lb. sledgehammer. I do have some exercise DVDs and mostly have been using the qigong ones. My dream exercise equipment includes a barbell, power rack :twisted: , adjustable bench. And my dream cardio: a station...
by jules
Tue May 06, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Non-addictive psychological difficulties
Replies: 7
Views: 7893

hiya Fkwan, I too greatly enjoy your posts. I can definitely see what your MiL doing as a type of compassion gone haywire -- at least with the gift-giving. She knows you folks wanted pumpkin, so, by golly, she gave you pumpkin. Albeit a scary dented can. :shock: Indeed it would take constraint in th...
by jules
Tue May 06, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 378704

Inspirational stuff BrightAngel. What an incredible habit you've built using DietPower! While calorie counting in any form will never be for me, I know it can be an incredibly powerful motivator, and an extremely valuable reality check. It is much harder to deny the impact of calorie dense foods whe...
by jules
Tue May 06, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No Loss after three weeks!
Replies: 21
Views: 7111

First of all, you should totally stop comparing yourself to your husband. Many men lose weight more quickly than women. Secondly, give yourself a huge pat on the back for exercising. A truly, truly excellent habit. Thirdly, why do you want results so fast? It takes most of us a lot of time to gain t...
by jules
Tue May 06, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Exercise in limited space
Replies: 18
Views: 5450

Lots of great ideas in this thread. I'd actually wondered if someone would mention the Wii. There was rather amusing story on the local news a couple of months ago about sports related injuries from Wii players. Apparently their take on it was to sort of dismiss the physical activity as real exercis...
by jules
Tue May 06, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Is SG alone enough to burn fat without extra cardio?
Replies: 13
Views: 5808

I'm curious as to where you've gained inches and by how much. Muscle is, indeed, denser by weight than fat so most people will lose inches. However, if you only have ten pounds to lose (and is that much how YOU really need to lose?), then you could easily gain inches. Also, you might be one of those...
by jules
Sat May 03, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Exercise in limited space
Replies: 18
Views: 5450

I, for one, would be interested in any DVD or book recommendations that people have. Bodyweight exercises, WATP, whatever!

jules
by jules
Fri May 02, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Exercise in limited space
Replies: 18
Views: 5450

Exercise in limited space

Inspired by the thread about beginning movement/exercise, I thought I'd outline a few things I've been doing at home: 1-2) I do like Tai chi but sometimes my space is too constricted (hehe small apartment too much stuff), so I do some chi kung (qigong, among other spellings) instead. It's related to...
by jules
Fri May 02, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: New to Shovelglove...
Replies: 5
Views: 3578

I'm not familiar w/ sculling rowing. what is that?

jules
by jules
Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Lilly -- Cooking for 2
Replies: 1
Views: 1310

there's also a computer program that will automatically reformlate recipes for a smaller number of servings. I don't know names of any offhand but they're readily available online.

jules
by jules
Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Sorry No-s is taking up all the oxygen lately...
Replies: 6
Views: 4576

Butter churning was largely women's work. :) As was stoking the oven. There's a stronger bent towards people giving militaristic names but a lot of the moves could have something more "feminine". And I don't think the shovel movement itself need be restricted to my more manly counterparts. Just b/c ...
by jules
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Absolute newbie with questions...
Replies: 6
Views: 10225

I use an 8 lb. hammer. When I first started shugging, I'd been lifting weights for a while. Not wussy "girly" things either. I'd definitely try both 8 and 10 lb. The weight at the end of a stick feels a lot heavier than an equivalent on a dumbbell that's for sure.

jules
by jules
Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Barbecues
Replies: 2
Views: 1202

If it fits on one plate, and it's a meal (not a snack), then it's ok -- at least in terms of No-S. The only reason I could think of it NOT being ok is if you had some medical condition, like overly high cholesterol or something, and you were restricted from eating it by a registered dietician. But y...
by jules
Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: To the lady shuggers...
Replies: 9
Views: 6518

I've never rock climbed, but yes I imagine a lot of the same muscles would get a workout :)

Fun stuff this shovelglove!

jules
by jules
Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Another WW reader
Replies: 6
Views: 1978

haha that is definitely a farmer mentality. No exercise. Traditional farming was excellent exercise. Changed a lot during my grandparent's lifetimes -- in Nebraska no less. :) (I grew up in Lincoln but spent many a weekend on the farm. Which my parents now own.) Chopping weeds is excellent exercise....
by jules
Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Walking Now and looking for a Simple Eating Plan
Replies: 18
Views: 4535

I have quit gaining but have not lost anything (my clothes fit a little better). With all due respect Karenlp, you have made progress. Your clothes fit better because you've lost fat. And you're no longer gaining weight. Both are tremendous accomplishments. Keep working and remember that the scale ...
by jules
Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S(ick) days
Replies: 4
Views: 1473

My take on sick days/injury days: for shovelglove, if I take a day off due to illness or injury, it's an S day. I will do shovelglove if I have a cold, but not a flu. For no-S, I think if I can't comply (as in if I can't eat at all), I'll consider it an S-day. Otherwise, there's probably no real nee...
by jules
Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: NS
Replies: 8
Views: 2411

Even healthy snacks, which an orange or banana certainly are, are not allowed. This is to help w/ the habit building. Reinhard's main recommendation is to drink a glass of milk if you really need something to tide you over.

jules
by jules
Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 5 donated. 22 to go.
Replies: 5
Views: 1946

haha. I thought the writing www.nosdiet.com in all the donated diet books was HILARIOUS. Glad to see someone else doing it. I never tried a formal "diet plan" before so I don't have tons and tons of diet books. The only one I bought in the past was the French Women Don't Get Fat. A lot of the advice...
by jules
Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: chips with lunch?
Replies: 6
Views: 2284

I agree with Blithe Morning, I think snacks are more of a WHEN YOU EAT than a WHAT YOU EAT. That's why even if your snack is an orange, if it's in-between meals, it's an N-day failure. This is much more about building habit. If you read some of the comments by long time no-Sers, you'll see that afte...
by jules
Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Where does milk fit in??
Replies: 19
Views: 4875

My occasional chocolate milk treat comes from a glass of 2% milk mixed with Nestle/Carnation Chocolate Malted Milk. Much less sweet than chocolate syrup. And, because it's made from malted barley & wheat flour, there's actually some fiber in it. :) But I know that malted milk isn't for everyone becu...
by jules
Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: I'm in love
Replies: 4
Views: 3629

It is mutual. I made yesterday a shovelglove s-day (my Shoulder was hurting a bit), and my hammer whispered, "I miss you" as I walked by it. 8)

jules
by jules
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fake S Day
Replies: 11
Views: 3285

You're eating out at a friend's house and specifically asked for the pie. And you even did it BEFORE you knew about No S.

Your friend thinks you're special enough to comply w/ your request. And I think it's enough of a SPECIAL occasion to qualify as an S day.

jules
by jules
Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Any interesting reactions Reinhard?
Replies: 1
Views: 1146

Any interesting reactions Reinhard?

So Reinhard, have you received any interesting reactions from you family, friends, coworkers about your book? :)

jules
by jules
Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anxious to get started!
Replies: 22
Views: 5680

I'm glad to see that someone mentioned Tai Chi. It is an excellent low-impact exercise. in fact, immediately after my last post, I realized that I should have mentioned it. :twisted: Ok re: why you have more problems going down the stairs than up -- I have long heard that going downstairs is harder ...
by jules
Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: I'm in love
Replies: 4
Views: 3629

I'm in love

with shovelglove.

That is all.

jules
by jules
Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Simple rules yet interpretations confusing
Replies: 27
Views: 8352

You have it down exactly right. What you're seeing from other posters is a couple of things I think: 1. a LOT of us have tried other diets. I'm one of the lucky ones and haven't. However, some carry some baggage (good and/or bad) that they carry over into No S. 2. a LOT of us are just trying to find...
by jules
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: results?!?!?
Replies: 6
Views: 2463

If by results you mean "how long did it take for your habits to change?", then it will be roughly 1 day to 3 weeks. And sometimes multiple tries. If you're talking about how long did it take before you lost weight? You're asking the wrong question. i kinda want to see the results ASAP. This makes me...
by jules
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: it's NOT no sugar & other nonsense
Replies: 3
Views: 1785

it's NOT no sugar & other nonsense

I think people should remember that one of the No Ss is No SWEETS, it's not no sugar. The reason I bring this up is that a lot of people are asking about forbidden foods. Simply put THERE ARE NO FORBIDDEN FOODS, just some foods are DEFERRED. For example, I've seen a couple questions like: is it ok t...
by jules
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: what about diet sodas?
Replies: 6
Views: 2626

Just ask yourself three questions about diet soda: 1. Is it a snack? 2. Is it a "seconds"? 3. Is it a sweet? I'd say a resounding NO on all three. While it is best to drink water -- again thinking about what our ancestors drank -- a diet soda is much better than say one of those super-sugared coffee...
by jules
Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anxious to get started!
Replies: 22
Views: 5680

And specifically about knees : Two anecdotal things: 1 . my almost 60 year old friend who needs two knee replacements sometime. Her doctor recommended an exercise bike. When she uses it, she feels better. She has the upright full bike type. 2. my almost 70 year old mother who just got a knee replace...
by jules
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anxious to get started!
Replies: 22
Views: 5680

Here's a link to the pedal exerciser I mentioned in my post: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/002-3615015-2981600?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=pedal+exerciser And, it sounds like the same thing that someone else mentioned as well. The heavier duty ones (also the more expensive ones) see...
by jules
Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Long Days
Replies: 4
Views: 2064

No S doesn't specify the number of meals you can have per day, only that you have no seconds and no sweets.

jules
by jules
Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Flip Lever
Replies: 16
Views: 19663

modified grip -- flip the lever

I've returned to shovelglove after a long hiatus from it and any type of exercise and I found that my wrist was hurting after I performed this move whereas in earlier periods of shovelgloving I had no problem with it. So what I'm doing is I hold the hammer so my arm is at a 90 degree angle to the ha...
by jules
Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove entry at wikipedia.com
Replies: 10
Views: 5608

Yes, I realized that it looks like an article-in-waiting. However, it came up when I googled shovelglove :)

jules
by jules
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anxious to get started!
Replies: 22
Views: 5680

hi lost :D I just turned 40 (Mar. 24th) and have at least 70-80 pounds to lose. In 2002, for the first time ever, I started exercising. I was going to the gym 5-6 days a week. I lifted weights, and I did cardio. (First treadmill, then stationary bike.) Then I had a big flare-up of plantar fasciitis ...
by jules
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: granola?
Replies: 26
Views: 9552

but I spent a whole lecture thinking about how I wanted it for lunch ( although I'd had it for breakfast this morning)....surely craving a certain food that much is not normal?? If you really want granola for lunch, then have it for lunch too. I really love breakfast and sometimes I'll have "breakf...
by jules
Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove T-shirts!!
Replies: 42
Views: 23964

a simpler design

How about an image of a sledgehammer (naked -- wouldn't want the sweater to confuse people):

the words would be (first line bigger font, second line smaller font)


Got hammer?

shovelglove.com

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jules
by jules
Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: 8 lb vs. 12?
Replies: 11
Views: 6299

hi Julie, I'd recommend starting with the 8 lb hammer. I was able to do bicep curls w/ freeweights that were heavier than 8 lbs but the 8 lb hammer was much harder. It's a lot different with the weight on the end of a stick!

jules
by jules
Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: hunger issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1899

Have you tried eating smaller meals more frequently? There's nothing about No-S that says 3 meals only. Now if 4-5 smaller meals won't fit into your schedule, then try slightly larger meals.

good luck!

jules
by jules
Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:51 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: How I upgraded my hammer....full photo story!
Replies: 12
Views: 13215

Fungus, looks very cool. I like the industrial strength ties -- the belt buckle diving weights were perfect for that. Also the shape of the diving weights really help w/ maintaining even weight distrubution. Good job!

jules
by jules
Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:47 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Newcomer joins the shovelglove ranks!
Replies: 11
Views: 6449

I don't suppose the Couch to 5k program was from coolrunning.com? Nope. I looked at that one though. It was one from triathlete.com (I believe.) Goes a bit slower than the coolrunning one. Now that I'm back to SG, I find that I'm needing to use the sledge on MWF and a broom on TTh. Like most women,...
by jules
Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:43 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Newcomer joins the shovelglove ranks!
Replies: 11
Views: 6449

(I assume running is how your PF came around, yes?) No. I got my PF from bad shoes & too much weight. I need to lose a gob. (I need to lose well over 50 lbs.) Though I think the bad shoes are the biggest culprit -- when I got better shoes, it helped tremendously. The weight is just slowing the heal...
by jules
Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Newcomer joins the shovelglove ranks!
Replies: 11
Views: 6449

so Jesslyn, how's it going? On Friday, I just returned to shovelglove after taking time off. Very bad case of plantar fasciitis. SG is going well! I haven't exercised much in the past couple of months so I'm noticing some places where SG seems to hit that I didn't notice earlier (when I started SG, ...
by jules
Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Suggested new Movement (name: Ab Killer? )
Replies: 9
Views: 34224

This was great! I ended up taking a long break from exercise and just returned to shugging this morning. (First time since late July -- took it slowly.)

Anyway, I came here for some inspiration & read posts I'd missed. Saw this. Tried it. Liked it!

jules
by jules
Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: How about a crowbar?
Replies: 14
Views: 8777

Also, Jules, thanks for posting! I would like to hear more about what drew you to shovelglove and what your impressions are so far. hi David, What drew me to shovelglove is that I really need to work on my core strength -- this was something that would obviously do it -- plus I liked the "usefulnes...
by jules
Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:52 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: How about a crowbar?
Replies: 14
Views: 8777

about that crowbar

I just starting shugging this week too. I have an 8 lb sledge. I've been lifting weights for months and this is hard. (And I'm not just one of those women who lifts 5 lbs each time.) If you haven't been doing any weight training, I think you might want to think about a 6 lb sledge. If you're going t...