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by Murphysraven
Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: eating ideas from a diet infomercial
Replies: 2
Views: 2497

eating ideas from a diet infomercial

So I was on a trip and the hotel television had absolutly nothing on but infomercials (and qvc type programs). One of the infomercials caught my attention for a weight loss product. The idea behind the product was a powder you sprinkled on all your food that activated the brain's smell sensorys (and...
by Murphysraven
Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Attn Folks at or close to goal, what size are your meals?
Replies: 28
Views: 9641

I've been following a semi diabetic meal plating technique since my roommate is type 2 diabetic and we eat dinner as a household. I've found it has helped me control portions and lose a little more weight just by following some of the things he's learned about eating for type 2. I usually only do th...
by Murphysraven
Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New meds messing with my noS
Replies: 3
Views: 2554

yes metformin is what I am on. I'll talk to the doc about extended release and she what she says. So far I have not had any other episodes of throwing up. and my nausia has been manageable since I made the change to ramp up my dose slowly over the course of a few weeks. I've found out that I don't a...
by Murphysraven
Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New meds messing with my noS
Replies: 3
Views: 2554

New meds messing with my noS

My doc just started me on some new meds to treat pcos. I took my first dose yesterday and was sick as a dog all this morning. My roommate who uses the same drug for his diabetes (metformin) has strongly suggested ramping slowly up to the dosage my doc wants me on instead of trying to jump into the f...
by Murphysraven
Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Intelligent Dietary Defaults (add yours!)
Replies: 93
Views: 148435

My defaults Breakfast Hard boiled Egg + 1 slice whole grain toast Cottage cheese and fruit (about 1/3 cup w/fruit) oatmeal (low suger kind) yogurt and fruit or granola (again low/no sugar kind) Lunch Salad wrapped in a tortia Sandwich on thin bread or tortia tuna fish and whole grain crackers Dinner...
by Murphysraven
Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Catch Phrase Glossary (add yours!)
Replies: 157
Views: 166881

"Super Small Me"

My little reminder when eating out or eating fast food to never upgrade my meal size. I try to eat the smallest portion available on the menu.
by Murphysraven
Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Junk food diet stunt
Replies: 23
Views: 9797

Thanks for the info wosnes! I hate spreading bad info!
by Murphysraven
Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diabetes?
Replies: 4
Views: 3568

another nod to the American Diabetes Association for great information. I don't know if she is for or against medication but my roommate was diagnosed with diabetes and ate really healthy but just couldn't get the weight to come down. He started a drug called Metformin and along with the healthy eat...
by Murphysraven
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Umpteenth attempt
Replies: 19
Views: 7784

I'm another member who has fallen off the nos bandwagon many times. I keep coming back to nos and each time it seems a little easier.

All I can say is don't give up! If it takes 1 try or 100 tries you are at least trying!
by Murphysraven
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Great site for pedometer users
Replies: 19
Views: 8673

This is some great info! I have a little psudo pedometer thats actually part of a nintendo ds pokemon game. It's not an actual pedometer but it counts steps and helps level my pokemon characters. I am not ashamed to say I love playing a kids game at 31. I found that I took more walking routes just t...
by Murphysraven
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else have this problem with low-carb diets?
Replies: 16
Views: 8139

I've been on a lower carb way of eating for about a month now. I don't know if it's actually low carb. I don't deny myself bread or potatoes I just try to eat a little less. There is a grocery store near my house that carries these thin sandwich breads that I LOVE. I still get to have a tasty sandwi...
by Murphysraven
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I like "failure"!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2883

I've also become more comfortable with being really honest with my failures. I've come to accept that it's ok to fail as long as you reflect on what caused the failure and hopefully learn from that mistake going forward. Sometimes it takes me a few failures to really figure out what I need for succe...
by Murphysraven
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What Do You Do In Restaurants?
Replies: 10
Views: 6219

I have two methods when eating out. If I eat at a fast food type place I use the method "Super Small Me". Meaning I try to eat the smallest size available, sometimes even a kids meal or just something off the value menu. (i'm a sucker for fast food and I KNOW its bad for me, so it's an sday treat) F...
by Murphysraven
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: diet soda and "taste-conditioning Process"
Replies: 6
Views: 5055

I do drink a fair amount of diet soda. I don't feel it has effected my craving for sweets. But I do think drinking soda, especially if it's caffienated, will dehydrate you. A lot of people mistake hunger for thirst. When I'm feeling hungry in between meals I try to drink a big glass of water and mos...
by Murphysraven
Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Junk food diet stunt
Replies: 23
Views: 9797

I think meat portions have become one of the biggest out of control portions out there. It seems like every resteraunt I go to has obsurd serving sizes of meat. being able to order a 26 oz steak?!? yeah it might fit on a plate but really? I've read and been told that the serving size of most meat sh...
by Murphysraven
Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Getting Away from All or None Mentality
Replies: 8
Views: 4617

another suggestion is when you're feeling peckish, try downing a big glass of water. I've noticed with myself that most of the time I was just thirsty and my body registered it as hunger. I also try to take a muti vitamin every day and that has helped curb my snack cravings a ton!

good luck!
by Murphysraven
Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Apple Cider Vinegar, just discovered this TRICK ;-)
Replies: 23
Views: 11152

I've read that vinegar also is helpful for digestion (my husband uses it when he has an upset tummy, but he takes a strait shot of it *shudder*) I find when I don't take my multi vitamins I have the urge to snack more and I tend to eat more at meals. I recently started taking an extra multi B vitami...
by Murphysraven
Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Going back to Vanilla NoS...
Replies: 18
Views: 7836

Hi Cassie, I'm also going back to vanilla NoS and I have PCOS too! I only recently started back up (about a month ago). Sadly, i've been struggling to stay on NoS for the long term over the years; it really feels like every time I rededicate to the plan it gets a little easier and I really feel vani...
by Murphysraven
Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal for IPOD Touch
Replies: 75
Views: 75062

Another bump for the ipod touch/phone or droid app being make. I would even pay for it! ;)
by Murphysraven
Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's rededication to nos
Replies: 16
Views: 9200

Wednesday

Breakfast
Apple
Lunch
leftover chicken and rice
Dinner
quiche (ham and broccoli)

blood sugar
by Murphysraven
Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's rededication to nos
Replies: 16
Views: 9200

Tuesday
Breakfast
bowl of frosted mini wheat cereal, 1 fried egg.
Lunch
Burger, fries and a shake (FAILURE)
Dinner
Orange chicken, rice and an apple

I'm also starting back on my fiber program.

blood sugar 119
by Murphysraven
Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's rededication to nos
Replies: 16
Views: 9200

Friday - S-day This was a pre planned s-day since I was hosting a party and knew we'd have lots of goodies and S foods. I figured since it was pre planned i could allow myself an s-day (as long as it's not a regular occurance!) My weekend was a little crazy s wise but i'm back on track this monday a...
by Murphysraven
Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's rededication to nos
Replies: 16
Views: 9200

Thursday FAILURE

Breakfast
Apple
Lunch
Chicken Taquitoes at Azteka (ate half)
Dinner
Other half of lunch

Blood sugar 109


Ended up snacking on pumpkin muffins with frosting.
by Murphysraven
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's rededication to nos
Replies: 16
Views: 9200

Wednesday

Breakfast
Apple, nut energy bar
Lunch
Turkey bacon swiss sammich and fries (not the best lunch)
Dinner
Corned beef, potatos and cabbage

blood sugar 99
by Murphysraven
Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's rededication to nos
Replies: 16
Views: 9200

Tuesday FAILURE

breakfast
Apple
Lunch
1 slice of calzone
Dinner
steak, potatoes and shredded cabbage with salad dressing

after dinner snack - pretzels

blood sugar 103
by Murphysraven
Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's rededication to nos
Replies: 16
Views: 9200

My sdays were too bad nibbles a bit here and there and has a slice of lemon cream cheese cake which was divine. I'm already noticing my portions are getting smaller. I'm getting fuller faster and actually have to stop before finishing my plate. And i'm OK with that. The one thing I have learned from...
by Murphysraven
Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's rededication to nos
Replies: 16
Views: 9200

Friday
Breakfast
2 pc toast
lunch:
leftover spagettii and bread (no really, i'm going to eat it this time)
Dinner:
soup and breadsticks
by Murphysraven
Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's rededication to nos
Replies: 16
Views: 9200

Wednesday: Breakfast: 2 pc toast Lunch: leftover dinner (chicken and potatoes) Dinner: Spagettii I ended up stacking my plate at dinner because the bread look so good and i knew i couldn't go back for seconds. I ended up only eating about 3/4th of my plate and put 2 of the 3 break pieces back. Thurs...
by Murphysraven
Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's rededication to nos
Replies: 16
Views: 9200

Tuesday Breakfast: hard boiled egg, 1 pc toast and a banana. Lunch: cobb salad and 1 pc of toast Dinner: Roasted chicken, red potatoes and salad (hald the plate was covered in salad) This marks my first full week back on no S. With 5 successful N days. It's suprisingly easier then i expected. There ...
by Murphysraven
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's rededication to nos
Replies: 16
Views: 9200

My first official 2 sdays. I didn't worry about it. I didn't even keep track of what I ate. I don't think I went way overboard but i know once I pass my 21 days of nos I'll try to be a little better on sdays. I did end up saying no to a candy bar and some apple cake. The cake because I was full from...
by Murphysraven
Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's rededication to nos
Replies: 16
Views: 9200

Thank you Kevin and harpista for the ideas and encouragement! Harpista I sent you a pm too about my pcos treatments.
by Murphysraven
Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's rededication to nos
Replies: 16
Views: 9200

Thurday: leftovers for breakfast - 2 chicken taquitos from Azteca. lunch - skipped (grr need to stop doing this) dinner - chicken breast steamed veggies with cheddar cheese and stovetop stuffing (1 plate!) I did end up having an apple right when i got home to tide me over till dinner. I'm still coun...
by Murphysraven
Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's rededication to nos
Replies: 16
Views: 9200

Murphysraven's rededication to nos

Giving noS another go. Health problems have cropped that I need to get under control. I was recently diagnosed with PCOS, which is pretty common in women. Needless to say a lot of the symptoms struck home for me. Especialy the tendancy to be overweight. I'm not using that as an excuse to be overweig...
by Murphysraven
Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Monday = SUCCESS

NoS
UR (25 min)
SG 7 min (working back up to 14)
by Murphysraven
Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

I forgot to update last week. I fell of the wagon exercise wise but I think I did pretty ok NoS wise. I weighted myself this morning out of curiosity to see how much I had gained back. I was suprised to see the weight at 241. Thats down 7 lbs since I started, and down 4 lbs since I last weighed myse...
by Murphysraven
Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Thus = S day
Friday = Failure

I took friday off did not follow NoS, i think mostly due to Vday being on thursday.

The weekend wasn't bad in terms of snaking or sweets, but getting back on track this week. Too many slip ups recently
by Murphysraven
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Wednesday = SUCCESS

NoS
UR (45 min)

Failed on SG again though :(
by Murphysraven
Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Tues = SUCCESS

NoS
UR (40 min)
by Murphysraven
Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: DIY Flavored water
Replies: 4
Views: 3499

DIY Flavored water

I don't mind drinking plain cold water. I find if it's slightly flavored, I drink a whole lot more of it. I got the idea from a Mediterranean restaurant I went to that had 3 pichers of water out that you could serve yourself from. One was flavored with fresh orange slices, one with lemon, and one wi...
by Murphysraven
Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Metabolic Syndrome Is Tied to Diet Soda
Replies: 18
Views: 10976

The researchers said sweet foods may prompt the body to get ready to take in a lot of calories, but when sweetness in the form of artificial sweeteners is not followed by a large amount of calories, the body gets confused, which may lead to eating more or expending less energy than normal . I think...
by Murphysraven
Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm trying to eat MORE...
Replies: 11
Views: 6294

What do you consider a serving? I've been suprised to find out a lot of whole fruits (like apples/bananas, etc) were 2-3 servings due to their size! I am certainly working on eating more raw veggies with meals, mostly salads or carrots. I like raw asparagus too if it's thin stalks. Also suprising is...
by Murphysraven
Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Monday = SUCCESS

NoS
UR(45+ min)
SG (10 min!)
by Murphysraven
Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Murphysraven routine (and progess)
Replies: 4
Views: 13889

Monday's routine Up to 10 minutes now. feeling good. 20 shovels, each side 10 flip the leaver, each side 10 churn butter 10 hoist the sack (I always thought of these as churning butter behind my back, but I know the name now) 15 Drive the post, each side 15 Stoke the fire 10 Canoeing movements each ...
by Murphysraven
Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Metronome move
Replies: 1
Views: 9938

Metronome move

I was playing around with a new move in my routine tonight, as was wondering what other people thought about it. I call it Metronome since in my mind it resembles the movement of the old timepiece. I hold the shovelglove, with the weight up, my hands close together on the handle, about 1/3 of the wa...
by Murphysraven
Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Metabolic Syndrome Is Tied to Diet Soda
Replies: 18
Views: 10976

As an avid diet soda drinker, I've been given many speeches by well meaning people in regards to how bad it is for me. I had switched to diet soda because of my soda addiction to cut calories. This year I am slowly weaning myself away from diet soda as my main drink. Like sweets and snacks, I don't ...
by Murphysraven
Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Friday = SUCCESS

NoS & UR
by Murphysraven
Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Thursday = SUCCESS

NoS
UR (30min)
SG (9 min)
by Murphysraven
Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Murphysraven routine (and progess)
Replies: 4
Views: 13889

Wednesdays routine (approx 8 min, maybe a little more) Shovel 15 reps X2 each side Churn butter front and back 10 reps each Canoeing movements 10 each side Flip the level 10 reps each side Drive the post 15 reps X2 each side Stoke the fire 10 reps each side 10 push down leg lifts Suprisingly althoug...
by Murphysraven
Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Wednesday = triple SUCCESS

NoS
UR (45min)
SG (8 min)
by Murphysraven
Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Murphysraven routine (and progess)
Replies: 4
Views: 13889

Thanks for the encouragement Reinhard. My arms were pretty sore yesterday and I was worried about doing another set, but I made myself do them anyways, hoping I wasn't going too overboard. I ended up doing the same set sans the extra shovelling at the end. but I added some other quick exercises to e...
by Murphysraven
Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Tue = SUCCESS

For NoS, UR and SG

Oh and I weighed myself out of curiosity and I have dropped another pound for a total of 6 since I restarted NoS in Jan.

I am now at 242.
by Murphysraven
Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gilli's Daily Check In
Replies: 15
Views: 8311

don't get discouraged gilli. Just pick yourself back up and try try again. It will get a lot easier! We're rooting for you! :D
by Murphysraven
Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Murphysraven routine (and progess)
Replies: 4
Views: 13889

Murphysraven routine (and progess)

So I decided that Feb would begin my addition of Shovelglove to NoS and UR. I have a 10lb sledgehammer. I decided that it would be ok to start slow so I did as much as my body allowed last night which turned out to be five minutes. I am going to work up to the full 14 over time. I hope it's ok to us...
by Murphysraven
Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Monday = SUCCESS on Nos, UR and starting my shovelglove routine! When I got home I noticed a package of Little Debbie brand sweets, one of my favorites (the peanut butter wafers dipped in chocolate) that my roommate had out. I found myself walking towards then about to break my plan when I stopped m...
by Murphysraven
Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My first day on the nosdiet
Replies: 18
Views: 10078

Hi elizabeth333 I have about the same goal as you weight wise, 248 starting and 5'6". Although my goal weight is a little different than yours (the 140s is where I want to be) I've also considered the lap band procedure and decided against it, mostly due to stubborness. I got myself here and I will ...
by Murphysraven
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Willpower during TOM (time of month)
Replies: 16
Views: 9288

Willpower during TOM (time of month)

Gentleman be warned, some of this discussion may be a TMI. Feel free to participate if you wish. So ladies, what do you do to keep from that time of the month being a total break from NoS? I find myself with no willpower to stick to my eating plan. I'm already grouchy and putting limits of myself ma...
by Murphysraven
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Wen = SUCCESS Thur- Friday = FAILURE Had a bad couple of days eating wise. Part due to not planning some meals to be filling enough. Another part being that time of the month. I don't know what it is about a period that turns me into a eating machine with no willpower. although for the most part I r...
by Murphysraven
Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The question every newbie asks...
Replies: 12
Views: 7646

I think my bigest problem on s days is just snacking the whole time with maybe 1 or 2 real "meals" although i have found i'm not eating as much sugar as I normally would. It seems to be more savory stuff like a half a loaf of french bread, 2-3 apples throughout the day, a handful of cheese curds (lo...
by Murphysraven
Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Tue = FAILURE for both NoS and UR
Had icecream after dinner, was feeling pretty blue and said to hell with it, and had a bowl of ice cream

Wen (so far) So far so good, 2 meals and a good 45 min walk. tonight i am going to try 5 min of shovelglove to get a feel for the moves i plan on doing.
by Murphysraven
Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Fri = SUCCESS

Mon = EXEMPT
by Murphysraven
Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Thursday = SUCCESS for both NoS and UR
by Murphysraven
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Wednesday = SUCCESS for NoS and Failure for UR I was a bit of a pig at lunch. Work ordered my fav pizza, and while I only had 1 plate, there was a little vertical stacking. I finished all three pieces because I'd feel guilty if I threw any of it away. But I ended up being quite full and lethargic af...
by Murphysraven
Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Tuesday = SUCCESS for both NoS and UR

Dinner was had at Olive Garden, but I think I managed to virtual plate decently.
by Murphysraven
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 839
Views: 690954

My very first successful 21 days!! I weighed myself this morning for a total of 5lbs lost in 21 days (including s-days) According to the board records, I made this account 03 Jun 2005. I've fell off the wagon again and again, I've wandered away to those other quick fix diets and came back again, hea...
by Murphysraven
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Monday = SUCCESS for NoS
FAILURE for UR :( getting lax on walking at lunch time lately, need to be firm with myself on that
by Murphysraven
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Friday - SUCCESS for NoS

but failure for UR

Sat & Sun Exempt
by Murphysraven
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Establishing a daily yoga habit - again!
Replies: 19
Views: 17545

hmm, that interests me, especially if they have some very basic ones (since I haven't done very much yoga before)

Do you have a link KCCC?
by Murphysraven
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you have planned this S-day?
Replies: 14
Views: 7894

I think this weekend I am going to indulge myself with a (small) bowl of ice cream. :D
by Murphysraven
Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Thursday = SUCCESS for both NoS and UR

I weighed myself this morning, I have lost a total of 5lbs since I started in the beginning of Jan. :)
by Murphysraven
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

It been 2 weeks since I rededicated myself to NoS (beginning of Jan) I'm proud to say I've managed to keep on track with Nos, I've only missed 2 days of UR. I haven't weighed myself since the first week but i had lost 2 lbs at last weight. The diet portion is getting a lot easier to do. I am noticin...
by Murphysraven
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Wednesday = SUCCESS

On NoS and UR
by Murphysraven
Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Tuesday = SUCCESS for both NoS and UR It's getting easier to wait for dinner, even though I always want to eat right when I get home. Even when the munchie craving hits hard, I am able to tell myself I am eating soon and just go focus on something else. I am very proud of myself for how many success...
by Murphysraven
Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Monday was a SUCCESS for both NoS and UR MY hubby had to work late, he's normally the one who cooks dinner, since I was on my own for dinner I procrastinated eating until about 7:30. I was very very tempted to order pizza or go get a burger, but I decided I would be firm with myself, and since I was...
by Murphysraven
Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Friday = SUCCESS I went for a short walk with my coworkers 14 week old lab puppy so i didn't get as long of a walk as i usually do. Friday evening starts my S days (ending on Sunday at dinner) I had a coke slurpee from 7-11 (haven't had one of those in ages!) Sunday was my 2 yr old niece's birthday ...
by Murphysraven
Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Thursday = SUCCESS

I was able to not eat any of the cake brought in for office birthdays in Jan. I also resisted the urge to have seconds at dinner. :)

I Failed on UR though
by Murphysraven
Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Wednesday = tentitive success

I had yogurt for breakfast around 8, and then my apple at about 9 (would have fit on 1 "plate"

lunch and dinner was normal

UR was about 45 min
by Murphysraven
Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Tuesday = SUCCESS for noS, Urban Ranger was only about 20 min at lunch though, but at least i did something. I was pretty proud of myself for not snacking, dinner was a bit later then usual and my hubby offered me a piece of very yummy handcrafted bread to tide me over. I said i'll have it with dinn...
by Murphysraven
Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast 32: The Bigger (8x11) Picture
Replies: 16
Views: 28444

Wow, that looks all so complicated!

I moved from using index cards to a small journal, just because it fits me better. I feel like a 1st grader compaired to you in terms of tasks and goals. :wink:

great example though!
by Murphysraven
Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lisa's daily check-in
Replies: 71
Views: 29509

Hey franxious, Great job on following no S so far. I empathise with you regarding getting discouraged. I've felt discouraged with non instant results before as well. But you've got the right attitude, this isn't something to think about in a get thin quick way. My advice is not to weight or measure ...
by Murphysraven
Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Monday = SUCCESS

for both NoS and Urban Ranger

I didn't get as much done on my personal punchcards as I wanted but it was a busy evening cleaning and rearranging furnature (and building 2 new desks from Ikea)
by Murphysraven
Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gilli's Daily Check In
Replies: 15
Views: 8311

don't worry gilli, it's taken me quite a few new starts with noS, i think it get easier to folow each time. While other diet plans may work faster at first (i've tried many) you'll soon be sick of all the rules and regulations they force onto you. Keep trying and don't beat yourself up over mistakes...
by Murphysraven
Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Non Sweet Esses
Replies: 9
Views: 10827

I do agree with you reinhard. Which is why I really only have one big non sweet S, which isn't to say I can only eat french fries on weekends. It just helps me be a little more strict with a food that I at one time would eat as a daily staple, sometimes for both lunch and dinner.
by Murphysraven
Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

I was curious and stepped onto the scale this morning, I've lost 2.5 lbs. A nice way to start the day. :) Like many people I've decided to start my S days on Friday after work, and stop them on sunday at dinner. Friday was a SUCCESS I had a second portion of some potato rostis my husband made. Sat a...
by Murphysraven
Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: stop/reduce smoking system?
Replies: 13
Views: 28535

rxea, If you are really honestly ready to quit smoking (instead of just cutting down) I'd recommend a Prescription drug called Chantix (www.chantix.com). It's not a antidepressant or a nicotine replacement. What it does(basically) is block the receptors in your brain that crave the nicotine plus it ...
by Murphysraven
Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Planning on starting Shovelglove
Replies: 5
Views: 5310

Planning on starting Shovelglove

I have the sledgehammer (i think it's either a 10 or 12 lb) I've read and watched the different moves. I am going to start a routine after I have completed my 21 day habit forming portion of NoS and Urban Ranger. I'd love some advice as to beginners moves and routines to try. I was hoping to start s...
by Murphysraven
Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Soda Drinks
Replies: 10
Views: 6775

I am a rabid diet soda drinker. Along with my rededication to noS this year I am attempting to cut out about 90% of my soda intake. Previously I'd have 6-8+ cans a day :oops: And even more on the weekends. Drinking diet soda I'm not as concerned about the calories. However i'm sure that the chemical...
by Murphysraven
Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Non Sweet Esses
Replies: 9
Views: 10827

Non Sweet Esses

What are some of your non sweet Esses? Food that aren't based off sugar but you are trying to avoid eating. For me the big non sweet noS food is french fries. I LOVE french fries. If I don't make this food an S I could see myself on bad days counting them as an acceptable meal. I don't go to many fa...
by Murphysraven
Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

So the new year marks a new start for my noS dedication. It was too difficult to start making good habits with so much junk shoved under my nose at every turn. The 1st was an exempt day 2nd = SUCCESS for both noS and Urban Ranger 3rd = SUCCESS for noS but FAIL for Urban Ranger I am going to hold off...
by Murphysraven
Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

I basically should mark most days red since last I posted. Too much crap getting shoved under my nose and not enough willpower to say no. It was stressing me out to obstain from trying a cookie (or 3) whenever they were passed around. I am starting over come Jan. I am going to implement the Personal...
by Murphysraven
Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Article on MSN "Is Your Workout Wasting Your Time"
Replies: 4
Views: 7336

What I took from this article is a reaffirmation that urban rangering and shovelglove are real solutions to fitness. I don't need to pay $30 a month to slave away on machines.
by Murphysraven
Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Article on MSN "Is Your Workout Wasting Your Time"
Replies: 4
Views: 7336

Article on MSN "Is Your Workout Wasting Your Time"

http://health.msn.com/fitness/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100184336&page=1 Is Your Workout Wasting Your Time? A no-nonsense look at the often nonsensical world of fitness clubs. By Paul Scott, Best Life Is your workout wasting your time? If you belong to a gym, it's likely that most of what you'r...
by Murphysraven
Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Monday and Tuesday were utter failures. I'm thinking this month was a bad idea to start a new eating plan. There are sweets at every turn at home and at the office. It doesn't help that I started my period on monday which usually leads to major sugar cravings. All I can do is take one days at a time...
by Murphysraven
Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Thursday = Success

Friday = Failure (snacked)

Sat & sun exempt
by Murphysraven
Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Wednesday = Success
by Murphysraven
Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Tuesday = Success although it's a tentative success since I had pop tarts for breakfast. Looking back those aren't the best choice, and they are packed with sugar. I think I will avoid them in the future. I was proud of myself for not eating any candy. I had bought a bunch of candy to make candy tra...
by Murphysraven
Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Monday = SUCCESS for nos, didn't go walking though :(
by Murphysraven
Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Friday = FAILURE

Went to a movie friday night an wasn't able to resist sharing popcorn with the hubby and friends. I did manage not to eat any candy so I guess that's something

Sat & Sun were Exempt

Sat I did snack on some pretzles
Sunday I didn't eat any sweets at all and only had 3 "meals" :)
by Murphysraven
Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Thursday = Success

Walked 40 min at lunch

I managed to resist the temptation to eat before dinner. Even though I had a decent lunch (beef soup, apple, handful of brown rice chips) I got really hungry around 4:30. I stuck it out until 6.
by Murphysraven
Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Wednesday = Success

both on nos and on walking at lunch
by Murphysraven
Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Murphysraven's new daily check in
Replies: 43
Views: 19231

Tuesday I am taking as an EXEMPT day. There was my company's christmas party and I did enjoy a piece of cake. Although dinner was 1 plate and a good majority of it was salad. :)

I did walk for a good 45 min at lunch though :)