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by benjishi
Sat Dec 22, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 15-20lbs to lose
Replies: 22
Views: 19826

I've lost 30 pounds on NoS over about 8 months and hit my target weight of 205 lbs and one pants size smaller. Now I'm 195 and and two pants sizes smaller (34" waist) which I haven't bought since at least high school. I switched from soft drinks to tea. A restaurant meal is two plates worth of food....
by benjishi
Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benjishi intro/check in
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

Logging:fail

Weightloss"198 pounds. Now size 34 pants which I haven't seen since at least junior year of HS
by benjishi
Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:33 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benjishi intro/check in
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

NoS:Day 3(Thursday) Success.
Exercise: Lazy.



NoS: Day 4 (Friday) Success.
Exercise: Actual Shoveling.
by benjishi
Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benjishi intro/check in
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

NoS: Day 2 (Wednesday)
by benjishi
Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benjishi intro/check in
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

Day 1(tues): Success
Wednesday shovelglove: Success
by benjishi
Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benjishi intro/check in
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

monday nos: fail. snacked after shoveling the driveway.
tues. windsprints: success.

starting over with count. so far so good today.
by benjishi
Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benjishi intro/check in
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

Sunday NoS: Auto Success
Monday SG: Success.
by benjishi
Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do YOU mean by sometimes?
Replies: 67
Views: 126213

I think people might be missing a bit of importance of S-Days. In a way, Being Stupid might just be what S-Days are all about. "UUGHGHHGHGH too much cookie dough.... Feel like death..." is a GREAT motivator to keep it clean on N-Days. How much easier can an N-Day get, when you can say to yourself "D...
by benjishi
Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: wantebhealthy's final journey to the top
Replies: 285
Views: 97644

Very heart wrenching reading here.. Obviously you're emotionally distraught over your weight and running at a very high tenor. I know it's very difficult to retrain your mental and physical reactions when you're in a calm state... but also very hard to get calm when you're having such a hard time! I...
by benjishi
Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:58 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Help me develp a system for worrying, please!
Replies: 15
Views: 13343

From my fathers high school chemistry teacher, a little mantra. (Side note: he also said, if you were ever scared of a chemical, just don't open it. Deal with panic issues first, then do dangerous things) Onward to the issue at hand.. "What is the worst thing that could possibly happen...? The destr...
by benjishi
Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:53 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Any ideas for an everyday system for this...
Replies: 20
Views: 22681

pressure cookers and crock pots are wonderful tools for low work cooking, and I use them all. Another option is High Touch cooking. Stir fry with an actual wok. Perhaps with an LP wok burner ( I love mine in the summer. Hot enough that no matter what you toss in you can still "fry" instead of windin...
by benjishi
Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benjishi intro/check in
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

Still been NoSing.. Think i've been doing well, but haven't been logging.

Impressed by MStevens prolific run of successful NoS and logging.

1 Sday: success, can't fail. no snacks. no sweets. ate more dinner than necessary.
by benjishi
Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: mstevens's daily checkin
Replies: 554
Views: 125872

inspiring.
by benjishi
Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Borderline foods..?
Replies: 13
Views: 5425

wow... more info on making your own yogurt in the off topic forum please?
by benjishi
Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: struggling with s days
Replies: 19
Views: 7166

Just to restate some ideas... They are S Days. It's impossible to be having a tough time with them. You're allowed to have snacks and sweets and seconds as you want them. Therefore, if you feel like you're having a problem, it's a "holdover" issue... From another diet, or idea about what you should ...
by benjishi
Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sweets and other carbs equal. Why sweets only on weekends?
Replies: 6
Views: 3893

Most people have a tendency to pig out on snickers bars way more than they have a tendency to pig out on plain bread.
by benjishi
Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Warmup at start of shovelglove session
Replies: 7
Views: 5424

I do the "Great Salutation" Vinyasa series of yoga moves, twice on each side. Then do it once per side after work out. I found it leaves me with no soreness, and i am more more effective during the work out, as my joints are ready to go and my posture is good. I would suggest everyone try it, especi...
by benjishi
Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Let's catch ourselved being good
Replies: 3
Views: 2272

This is excellent.
by benjishi
Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Mea Culpa
Replies: 15
Views: 5981

I have no specific knowledge of your physical condition, but as far as feeling out of control... Feelings ARE under indirect personal control. Massage your expression off your face. Literally whipe it off your face. Smile instead. There is a physiological connection between facial expression and moo...
by benjishi
Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Greetings! New! Excited! Have to eat out 2x's/day:0! Advice!
Replies: 13
Views: 5716

ditch the fries.

Eat half of the "dinner" style meals.

Iced tea instead of pop.
by benjishi
Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: WHERE Do You Eat Your Meals?
Replies: 4
Views: 2564

I don't have a kitchen table... usually I eat sitting on the edge of a bed. Or in my car. Or at my moms house (ugh, secondsville to the max).

hey pangelsue, what kind of work do you do where you can't control what snacks you have around you?
by benjishi
Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Holy. Cow.
Replies: 5
Views: 3143

"WAY TO GO!! Did you do this without feeling very deprived?" No, not really.. After a while there has kind of been a sea change in the way I feel. If I eat one plate, I'm full. Am I depriving myself by not eating more food, to the point where I feel sick? Is the pleasure of my tongue better than fee...
by benjishi
Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benjishi intro/check in
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

Been a while since I checked in. I dunno how long my best perfect streak was... But I lost 10 pounds over thanksgiving and christmas and new years. WAY less snacking. Usually alot less stuffing my face till I feel gorged. (why the heck do I do something so unpleasant? It's like I don't feel full til...
by benjishi
Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Holy. Cow.
Replies: 5
Views: 3143

Holy. Cow.

I lost 10 pounds on the No S diet and shovel glove.


OVER THE HOLIDAY EATING SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

amazing.
by benjishi
Tue Dec 26, 2006 3:20 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Bringing New Meaning to "Schedulistic Insignificance&qu
Replies: 8
Views: 8392

you can find more on interval training here: http://www.trainforstrength.com/Endurance1.shtml

Taku also posts on the www.mma.tv message board strenght and conditioning section, which is how i found out about shugging :)
by benjishi
Mon Dec 18, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Wish me Luck!
Replies: 10
Views: 4291

Woo hoo! It's an N day. Today I learn how much forethough and discipline I can bring to my life.
by benjishi
Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Suggested new Movement (name: Ab Killer? )
Replies: 9
Views: 34806

I thought of busting a door open too! But not "pop the doorknob!" which is kinda catchy. I like it :) I tried doing it without the step, just swinging back and forth at the hips, but I found it put too much strain on the knees and I got some pain during the day after doing it. With the step it's a l...
by benjishi
Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:00 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Suggested new Movement (name: Ab Killer? )
Replies: 9
Views: 34806

I'm glad you liked it! I didn't want to seem like I was overstepping, since I haven't been shugging that long, but I simply LOVE doing that move. Vigorous shugging tends to engage the core alot, but that REALLY targets the abs. And like other shovel glove moves, you can very the stress by how far aw...
by benjishi
Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Suggested new Movement (name: Ab Killer? )
Replies: 9
Views: 34806

Suggested new Movement (name: Ab Killer? )

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by benjishi
Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benjishi intro/check in
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

Thanks for the encouragement! :) Wow, it's been a whole week! I just had nothing eventful to write about! Today I added yoga before my shovelglove to warm up, which led to my first speedy shovelglove session, because I was all loose and flexible. Along with being more accustomed to the movements now...
by benjishi
Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benjishi intro/check in
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

a little unthinking funny business at the end of the day yesterday, was teasing this girl in class that she should have brought popcorn cause we were watching a movie in class. So she went and bought popcorn! And I had half of it. But that class is right before dinner, and I cut myself down to a bow...
by benjishi
Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benjishi intro/check in
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

I guess my girlfriend WASN'T kidding about me being skinnier. I was skeptical because the scale hadn't moved, however, I fit into my size 36 pants quite easily today! instead of my size 38! WOO HOOO! THANK YOU NoS, Urban Ranger and ShovelGlove! So far so good with Shovelglove and NoS and UR today! w...
by benjishi
Mon Nov 27, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Iregirl's Daily Check-in
Replies: 47
Views: 17274

Tell him he can get you ice cream on S-days to celebrate your progress :)
by benjishi
Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:20 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benjishi intro/check in
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

woooo! hard to resist that pie that i never ate yesterday. I have been stern and telling myself i need only hold out till tomorrow! Shovelgloved... ate one plate of breakfast at my moms house. She still cooks too much food, but I just stopped eating when i was stuffed after one plate and ignored the...
by benjishi
Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Minorly Sore Back?
Replies: 5
Views: 4856

Since you didn't feel it in your abs, I would hazard a guess that you weren't employing them. While doing it slowly, make a concious effort to have your abs tightened and your tailboned tucked slightly in, along with bending your knees. Keep your body erect, don't be leaning over at the waist. If yo...
by benjishi
Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Returning to No S
Replies: 6
Views: 4641

"Oh, we're going to so-and-so's place? I'll take an S day". Not very effective, that. Ouch. I see I am having this problem when I visit my girlfriend. Perhaps we can be "buddies" for our daily check ins and help keep track of each other. I'm just starting out too :) Good job deciding to re commit!
by benjishi
Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benjishi intro/check in
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

Ufda. It's been a week since I have posted. Today was turkey day... had a banana muffin for breakfast. Skipped lunch. Stuffed myself (relative to no seconds). Felt sick. Realized I really want to recommit to No S because it's just a better way to eat. I used to eat until I felt sickly full. What the...
by benjishi
Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benjishi intro/check in
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

Tuesday: NoS success. Wednesday: Nos tomfoolery, tentative success if saturday as NoS day is successful. Shugged for tuesday wednesday and thursday. After my feeling down about wednesday night's tomfoolery with NoS, I found getting on the shovelglove saddle a little harder this morning, but I did it...
by benjishi
Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Start my count over?
Replies: 5
Views: 3162

Right. I'm tenative to call it an S day, because it wasn't planned for in advance. However... Once I heard the gf was making cookies, I did cut down on what I was eating. And I did limit my intake, which wouldn't have happened so much before NoS. I think I'll just stick with it at this point, and sk...
by benjishi
Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Start my count over?
Replies: 5
Views: 3162

Start my count over?

Well, I got a perfect 100% on a math test. (first College math 100% Ever! Linear Programming WHAT?!?! woo hoo! ) 8) And I told my girlfriend about it. And she baked me chocolate chip cookies. From her special family recipe. I had two (of five, gave the rest to my dad). And I knew I was going to eat ...
by benjishi
Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benjishi intro/check in
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

Monday's NoS: Success... except I realize I skipped dinner excepting an Apple. But I had a fairly big lunch, so I guess that covered it!


Today: Shovelgloved first thing in the A.M.
by benjishi
Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Walking is good for....
Replies: 1
Views: 4995

Walking is good for....

I spend alot of my time each day in front of a computer, or in class... I'm finding walking is very good for minding my posture. Especially when I am carrying things. Somehow, when you're walking for more than a block it gets really easy to feel if your neck is leaning to far forward... or if you're...
by benjishi
Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benjishi intro/check in
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

For monday: Nos: I don't know if Horchata counts as a Sweet. But I had a small. Otherwise, I had a biggish lunch, but definantly underplated breakfast and dinner. Shovelgloved. UR: Walked to get lunch/groceries instead of drove. Tuesday so far: Shovelgloved. UR: well i went up 9 flights of stairs al...
by benjishi
Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benjishi intro/check in
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

Ack. NoS: Failure. Fyeta brought me a Caramel Apple in class today. Did not resist. What's stinks is that it came after having a really wierd eating day due to my bad schedule on thursdays. I had lunch really shortly after breakfast, so I had a really small one, and was STARVING waiting to be able t...
by benjishi
Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benjishi intro/check in
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

NoS: Success, perhaps a little too much for dinner to late at night.

Shovelglove: Had neck soreness, took it easy but did 14 minutes slow motion

UR: Was running late to school, so distance parked 2 blocks instead of walking the full way.
by benjishi
Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My NoS success
Replies: 5
Views: 3369

good job!
by benjishi
Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benjishi intro/check in
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

Success day for NoS, and Shovelglove.

Worked out of office today, so no opportunity to waist time on internet...
by benjishi
Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Benjishi intro/check in
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

Benjishi intro/check in

Came across Urban Ranger, Shovelglove and No S last saturday while surfing through a strength and conditioning forum. This is exactly what I'm looking for, I believe. My non Numbers goals are: Not gain a bunch of weight this winter, (over the weight I didn't lose over this summer due to working). Ne...