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by navin
Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: An amazing concept
Replies: 11
Views: 8813

Today, I am boxing up all my "diet" cookbooks, diet inspirational books, diet program books. I am not confident enough to send them to recycling yet, but I am putting a date on them. If I haven't opened the box in that set span of time, out they go! Or give them to a library. They'd be great in the...
by navin
Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:01 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Navin's sort-of-daily check-in
Replies: 125
Views: 83626

Thanks, Reinhard. Yeah, being able to ride those bumper cars is quite the incentive. :)

Assuming, of course, this vacation doesn't sabotage my efforts too much. Although I haven't stuck to things 100% i have done a lot of walking and hiking and stuff, so it's not too terrible.
by navin
Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Navin's sort-of-daily check-in
Replies: 125
Views: 83626

Well, the last two weeks i've stayed pretty steady... still hovering between 176 and 177.

I'm leaving right now for a week-and-a-half vacation... woohoo! Hopefully I'll have enough common sense during it all that I won't gain anything. :)
by navin
Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 631324

Indeed Deb... you're the star here! :)
by navin
Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:58 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Walk a mile
Replies: 9
Views: 10368

It depends. My most common walk lenght is maybe a mile, round trip, like during lunch to run errands and stuff. If I'm at my parents' house I sometimes walk their dogs (2-1/2 miles total). I think the longest I've done in one stretch is probably 4 or 5 miles. Boy were my feet sore, too.. :)
by navin
Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 631324

Me too.

Perhaps you can find somebody who works for Verison or another ISP, and trade massages for an internet connection. :)
by navin
Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting article on Yahoo! news this morning
Replies: 44
Views: 27297

Freakwitch (et. al.)- I definitely agree with you that for this issue, there is no one definitive cause... there are probably hundreds. But to clarify what I meant, I'll use an analogy from something I know well. Let's say you and a guy named Joe are software developers. You both work on a product, ...
by navin
Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jammin' Jan's Check-In
Replies: 1081
Views: 372251

Thunder and lightning and raining buckets today
Wait, aren't you in Minnesota? I thought it'd be snowing by this time of year. :)
by navin
Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting article on Yahoo! news this morning
Replies: 44
Views: 27297

Capitalism and corporations made me fat.
ANd that's why we're here at No-S... what a good way to stick it to The Man!!

:D
by navin
Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting article on Yahoo! news this morning
Replies: 44
Views: 27297

I'm not sure I buy the whole notion that the companies are responsible. Really, corporate offerings are just a reflection of society - there are tons of fast food restaurants becuase we want, well, fast food. We don't want to have to take the time to make our own meals all the time. Fad diet compani...
by navin
Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 25 lbs & Losing!
Replies: 6
Views: 13429

Impressive! :)
by navin
Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 631324

Way to go Deb! And your reward was a tasty lunch of leftover Chinese you wouldn't have otherwise had. :)
by navin
Sun Oct 02, 2005 7:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 98276

Yay Betsy! Watch out though - pretty soon the paparazzi will be after you to get another "during" photo. :)
by navin
Sun Oct 02, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Navin's sort-of-daily check-in
Replies: 125
Views: 83626

Oh yeah, this week's results were OK - weight stayed the same (176 - that's one pound too heavy to ride in the bumper cars at Gattitown). I had an extra S-day this week. A friend and collegue got promoted. This promotion is a bit unusual in that though he's not a manager, he technically outrankes ma...
by navin
Sun Oct 02, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The "My Pants Fell Down" Club.....
Replies: 60
Views: 51633

I'd be careful, some people check this board during work hours, and a "pants falling down club" might be deemed inappropriate at some places of employment. :oops: :)
by navin
Sun Oct 02, 2005 6:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Getting sufficient sleep -- helps lose weight
Replies: 10
Views: 9293

And, of course, each hour I'm asleep is an hour that I'm *not* eating. :D
by navin
Sun Oct 02, 2005 5:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY REINHARD!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 11897

Yeah, what they said. :)
by navin
Wed Sep 28, 2005 1:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just Curious
Replies: 54
Views: 30825

According to an old legend, here is how it goes. It was a cold day in New Hampshire two years minus two fortnights ago, and I was with some old college friends, as well as some of their spouses and friends and friends of friends and stuff. The weekend-long gathering was highlighted with decadent cho...
by navin
Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S Day Examples
Replies: 13
Views: 11461

Okay, hopefully my post will encourage you. From reading others' posts, I have the most flamboyant S-days of anyone here. In spite of that I've still lost 24 lbs over a 2-year period. Yeah, I'm sure I'd lose it quicker if I had a little more sensibility, but then again, it might make it harder to st...
by navin
Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Navin's sort-of-daily check-in
Replies: 125
Views: 83626

Well, this week was so-so. Number on the scale: 176, no change from my last official weigh-in two weeks ago. I followed the letter of the law in No-S but seemed like I ate more than ususal. Dumb pumpkin muffins! Today itself was actually pretty good. I avoided chowing down on cookies my area's (work...
by navin
Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LYNNES DAILY POST
Replies: 27
Views: 20408

Guess What!!! Ive been another walk, again enforced lol. I ran out of cigarettes...... what a catastrophe! I had to walk to the local shop, about five mins away, unheard of for me to walk even such a small distance, its all your fault Reinhard! lol Ah, so THAT"s the real reason why some people say ...
by navin
Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 631324

two or three handfuls of wasabi green peas!
Wow, I can handle maybe two or three of those - individual peas, NOT handfuls! They are good though.
by navin
Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: LYNNES FIRST DAY
Replies: 5
Views: 6712

Hey Lynne, welcome aboard... as Dru says, post as often as you feel it necessary. If you're new and are finding it a little difficult at first, you might try posting once a day. The accountability can help. Of couse, it helps to read other's boards too to see how the rest of us are doing, and how we...
by navin
Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 98276

Feel better Betsy
Yeah, what Deb said. :)
by navin
Tue Sep 20, 2005 12:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blue Daisy's Daily Check In
Replies: 101
Views: 84164

What did you refinish? After I finish this table top I'm thinking I might try to tackle a desk. But it really is very time consuming and I really don't have alot of it, time that is. Some hardwood flooring. The deal was, the only people I could find to refinish it had another big job coming up, so ...
by navin
Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blue Daisy's Daily Check In
Replies: 101
Views: 84164

That will be time consuming too because I have to sand each coat. But anyway, it is looking pretty good so far.
Yeah, I have made the mistake of *not* sanding it properly between coats... it's time consuming but it really does make a difference. :roll:
by navin
Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Navin's sort-of-daily check-in
Replies: 125
Views: 83626

GJ - key on a string... kind of like how Frodo carried the ring? That's actually not a bad idea. I may have to try that next time. Deb - yes, thanks for the clarification. :) Oh yeah, I finished in just under 31 minutes. Still have yet to break that elusive 30 barrier, but I'm getting closer...
by navin
Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 98276

Good job Betsy!

And yeah, considering suppliments aren't regulated at all, you're probably better off avoiding them. :)
by navin
Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Navin's sort-of-daily check-in
Replies: 125
Views: 83626

Well, guess it's that time again. This week was reasonable. Exercise was moderate... biked to work a few times, and took one day off work to do some much needed clearing out of some brush and junk in my yard. That was tiresome.... much awaiting the weekend,when I can eat the cake that's sitting in m...
by navin
Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Coca-Cola and McDonalds Diet
Replies: 28
Views: 20267

This has been quite an interesting discussion. I think I figured out what I've been doing wrong all these years... who'd have thought it's becuase I'm eating at *Wendy's*!!! It looks like all I need to do is switch to McDuck's and I'll be good to go. 8)
by navin
Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fruit Shrine
Replies: 35
Views: 21918

Ow. My brain hurts.
by navin
Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 631324

Okay folks!!! I am so happy!!! I lost some weight guys!!!! I can't tell you how much, only my running mate Dave, can know, and he does, LOL, because my big idea here is to make you all wait for the big 21 days "unveiling" and let you know how much I have lost for the whole month... But I was too ha...
by navin
Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cynthia's *new and improved* Daily Check-in
Replies: 162
Views: 81770

I would usually use three months as the "litmus test" period to see if I liked a guy! Then he either stayed or got dumped!
Wow, you're generous! Most women give me maybe 3 hours, max.
by navin
Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jammin' Jan's Check-In
Replies: 1081
Views: 372251

Their ribs and catfish are really terrific.
And don't forget those cornbread muffins... :)
by navin
Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Hlidskjalf Saga
Replies: 70
Views: 33192

You'd be suprised how dining out options decrease after 11pm in a city of 350k.
Well, if you can find a Denny's, Perkins, or Waffle House though, you're set. :)
by navin
Sun Sep 11, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm not doing so well with S days
Replies: 21
Views: 13900

I agree with Deb. In fact that is what S days are for - you need a safety valve to make this diet livable. If you had no S-days, I bet it would be much more difficult to follow through with this over the long haul. And from personal experience, of reading everyone's check-ins and posts on this board...
by navin
Sun Sep 11, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Timing of meals
Replies: 31
Views: 19087

Rennee- Or is it Suzanne - Anyway, welcome. As for your plan of 4 meals, just like everything in life there are trade-offs. Some people have done this successfully (I think Kevin is one) due to medical conditions or what not. The most obvious disadvantage is that it's a lot easer to eat more if you ...
by navin
Sun Sep 11, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 98276

Today's caloric intake was mostly alcohol and sugar ... hah hah hah hah :twisted:


Betsy, you are my hero. :-)
by navin
Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: In defense of breakfast (cereal)
Replies: 20
Views: 15407

As far as breakfast and eating late - for me it's psychological. I always eat breakfast and I try to make it something tasty, so if I'm tempted to eat at night, I just think, "I can hold out for those banana-nut muffins for breakfast!" I think the real problem with not eating breakfast is that for m...
by navin
Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: French Women Don't Get Fat
Replies: 21
Views: 17185

I'm trying to incorporate "Slow Food" concepts into my routine in an effort to emulate traditional foodways (sharing meals in a social setting; making time to eat well; surrounding meals with certain formalities such as setting the table; etc.) I think there's something to be said for that. I'm wei...
by navin
Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Navin's sort-of-daily check-in
Replies: 125
Views: 83626

All right: weight on my official weigh-in day is 176, no change from last week. I considered this week a "defensive" week, as there were 3 S-days since last Friday (including some of Mom's homemade cookies...) I think I'm going to start mixing up my breakfast routine a little. I made some banana nut...
by navin
Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 98276

Betsy-

Congrats on another succesful week. Hey, I'm at 176 too. Are you asking for a challenge? You're on! :D (Just kidding, of course this is an individual thing!)
by navin
Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 367490

I've wondered that... and had mixed results with Wine in the past. It's no doubt gotten better though.
by navin
Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Cynthia's *new and improved* Daily Check-in
Replies: 162
Views: 81770

Exercise: -Walked to and from school -32 mins on treadmill, 6 pushups (haha) Hey, no need to laugh. That is infinitely better than had you said: -Drove to and from school -Hung clothes on treadmill, ate 6 ice cream pushups Seriously though, have you done much exercise in the past? Getting started c...
by navin
Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Don't Want To Blow It
Replies: 8
Views: 7420

I'm with the rest of the crowd. Yeah, I'd avoid the sugar S, but if you really do need some extra food, you could either eat a bigger than normal breakfast in anticipatoin, or cut yourself a little slack and have a second or snack if necessary. The key of course is not to make this habit. Unless you...
by navin
Thu Sep 08, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Purposeful Walking....
Replies: 4
Views: 6406

Deb- Who would have thought that Urban Ranger could also double as homeowner's insurance? :) I definitely agree that purposeful walking is good. I do this a lot at work. Examples: my company has several buildings, occasionally I need to go to a different one from my own. The weak will drive, but I a...
by navin
Thu Sep 08, 2005 11:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 367490

The Linux desktop experience just keeps getting better and better every time I install a new version.
Linux is great... we use it at work all the time. One of these days I may go back to using Linux at home, maybe when they come out with a Linux version of Snood. :)
by navin
Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question Regarding Hunger
Replies: 14
Views: 12156

Maybe you should pretend you're "starting over". Well, from my experience, the hunger thing was worse at the beginning, and it took a while to figure out what size meals I need and stuff like that. Eating the right amount for your meals makes a lot of difference. Maybe all you need is just a tune-up...
by navin
Sun Sep 04, 2005 12:59 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 98276

I second what Deb says about having snacks/sweets in the house. That always gets me in trouble... so on S days I'll pick up invididual snacks, but avoid getting, say, a dozen doughnuts or something. Snacks are the same way... food I pick up at the grocery store is either some generic item (e.g., flo...
by navin
Sat Sep 03, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Navin's sort-of-daily check-in
Replies: 125
Views: 83626

Okay, might as well do one of these update thingies... No-S: This week was relatively good, not a lot of funny stuff. At my "official" weigh-in Friday, I was still at 176. Very happy with that, considering it represents 24 lbs of saturated fat removed, and still at the lowest I've ever been in my ad...
by navin
Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How to help with hurricane relief
Replies: 5
Views: 8131

Again, thanks Clicky. Indeed, also if you work for a company, you ought to check to see if they will match donations. Many of them will (especially now), though it may depend on where you donate and they ususally require you have a recepit or some proof of donation. Also there are a lot of local dri...
by navin
Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fruit and Pretzels
Replies: 20
Views: 15310

Indeed, I echo the sentiments of taking time to get used to this diet. The first few weeks were the hardest. And though I will alway miss my sweets, I know that I can have them... I just have to wait a little while. :)
by navin
Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fruit Shrine
Replies: 35
Views: 21918

My old standby has always been the banana. Can be used for so many things.. you can just eat it plain, put it in muffins, make it into a smoothie, mash or slice it with some peanut butter, bake desserts with it... The banana's cousin the plantain is also pretty good, but of course requires a little ...
by navin
Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: "May I Quote You on That?"
Replies: 5
Views: 8572

How do you use the quote button? Like that. :) Seriously... the way I find it best to use is click it, you get a [ quote ] tag in your message. Then go and find the text, copy/paste it in, and then click the quote button again to get an ending [/ quote ] tag. One thing I've found is that the quote ...
by navin
Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 631324

Congrats indeed, so how does it feel to finally be 21? :)
by navin
Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fruit and Pretzels
Replies: 20
Views: 15310

Hey Rachel- I've been doing this nearly two years now, and have lost 24 lbs. (Trying to get down another 16 or so.) My results have been very slow, and might fluctuate a little from week to week but very consistently downard over the long haul. I guess working out the math, I've averaged maybe a 1 l...
by navin
Fri Sep 02, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 98276

Hey, thanks, everyone! Nathan, this catcall is for you, baby! Wink Deb, I'll be sure and carry a tomato on me from now on. But it'll have to be from the supermarket. I wouldn't want to waste a homegrown tomato on a jerk! Thanks! That sure beats the cat calls I normally get... cats meowing earlyin t...
by navin
Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 98276

About catcalls, too: Usually I smile innocently and wave and sometimes chirp "hi!"--it usually disarms them long enough for me to walk (or jog) away before they've even noticed, and generally they're less egged on than they would be if I flipped them off or even ignored them. And that quite nicely ...
by navin
Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 98276

Maybe his house just burned down or his SUV just crashed or something and he is having a hard time and is lashing out. Or he could just be an "a" hole, you never really know! Either way I think you handled it superbly.. why let his problems become yours? And besides, even with that incident you're ...
by navin
Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 98276

Betsy!!!!!!!! You are a cutie pie!!!! Good to see you!!! Your "during" photo definitely shows a big difference in your face! Ten pounds has a very noticeable impact! Me too. (er... I agree, that is..) Really you're not too shabby in the "before" either - could be the subtle psychological associatio...
by navin
Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Richard's Special Updates
Replies: 51
Views: 22476

Beats me. I'm too old to keep track anymore. (Let me tell you kid - after you reach 25, it all goes downhill from there. Enjoy your youth while you can!!!)
by navin
Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 631324

Okay, the Appelite Court of Navin has reviewed the lower court's verdict. The verdict stands, the item will be officially counted as a "borderline" item but not a fully infringing S. As stated in the No-S Code, Section 172, Paragraph II: "Any item categorized as borderline (as defined by Section 165...
by navin
Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Richard's Special Updates
Replies: 51
Views: 22476

Richard-

Very kind of you to start a couple days later, so she makes the club before you do. Who says kids don't respect their parents anymore? :)
by navin
Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sandy's Daily Check in - starting 8/24/05
Replies: 35
Views: 22359

Sandy- Indeed, listen to the wisdom of Deb and Kevin. The only thing I have to add is kudos to you for checking in here and posting, even though it was a failure. That means you care enough about yourself and your health to try again, so with some work and patience, perhaps this next go around will ...
by navin
Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Coping with and Understanding Loneliness....
Replies: 17
Views: 15672

I'm like you, I haven't had a boy-girl relationship in a really long time.
Well, now I see how seriously you are taking our recent engagement. :|


:)
by navin
Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Navin's sort-of-daily check-in
Replies: 125
Views: 83626

Hmm, PB&J for breakfast is something I've thought about but never actually done. Does sound good, now that you mention it. I have had peanut butter on pancakes before... that's kind of similar I suppose. Though really, one thing I learned from my college days and that will probably stick with me the...
by navin
Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 631324

I love this group!!!
And we love you too!

You can see the 21-club day finish line ahead in the distance... you can make it!
by navin
Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 367490

Freakwitch -

Yeah, as Reinhard so eloquently put it, 10 lbs is nothing to sneeze at. And for motivation on making sure you stick with it - think of what you'll look and feel like in, say 5 years if you keep up this pace.
by navin
Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Navin's sort-of-daily check-in
Replies: 125
Views: 83626

Well, this week has turned out pretty good, I'm down another lb., to 176... I'm sure that exhausting race had something to do with it. :) I've also been playing around a little with my breakfast routine... 90% of the time I have boring ol' cereal. Last Wednesday I had a smoothie.. as well as a glass...
by navin
Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What's The Best Book You Read This Summer?
Replies: 15
Views: 15423

Hmm, best book I've read would have to be "National Electric Code 2005" :) Well, ok, so I haven't read the whole thing cover to cover.. really just skimmed it and used it for reference... but if it helps me make the electrical projects I'm doing to code so they won't fail inspection and burn down my...
by navin
Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Hello. I am completely out of my mind.
Replies: 18
Views: 16914

You can one-up Caleb by walking every path in Central Park, too.
This is actually pretty easy to do - just go into Central Park and wander around for a while.. then you get lost, then you will invariably wander every path in an attempt to find your way out. :)
by navin
Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 631324

Yeah, I have to echo the sentiments of the rest of the group. So how do I sign up for the Deb Picture-of-the-week? :D
by navin
Mon Aug 22, 2005 3:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 98276

Click-

Okay, Hawaii it is. I'll be nice and take care of ording the plane tickets and stuff... for security reasons though I'll need your social security number, mother's maiden name, a couple credit card numbers... :)
by navin
Mon Aug 22, 2005 3:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Medical tests?
Replies: 7
Views: 7877

Medical tests? Yeah, after No-S-ing, I totally ACED my MCATs! Oh wait, that's not what you meant... Yeah, where I noticed it most was cholesterol and blood pressure. They went WAY down (and into the "normal" ranges) after I lost about 10 lbs. They've stayed relatively consistent since... it's as if ...
by navin
Mon Aug 22, 2005 2:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 631324

I wouldn't turn down some ice cream at the moment, but there ain't none here... Rah!
I'm too tired to get any now anyway...
Can one of you guys go out to the store for me?
I would, but it'd be all melty by the time I got there.
by navin
Mon Aug 22, 2005 2:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Snazzybabe's Road to Health and slimness
Replies: 25
Views: 18486

Congrats, Snazzy - you'll soon be eligible to post in the 21-day club. :)
by navin
Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 98276

Considering the average cost of a wedding is close to $30,000 :shock: I am fine with eloping.

So is it Vegas or Hawaii? :)
by navin
Sun Aug 21, 2005 2:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 98276

Well, considering I just finished a race I'd need to at least shower and clean up first... :)
by navin
Sun Aug 21, 2005 2:45 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Navin's sort-of-daily check-in
Replies: 125
Views: 83626

Blondie, Deb, and whoever else it may concern: :) Well, the race is over... and in case anyone was wondering why I'm sitting here posting messages instead of doing something social on a Saturday night - right about now I am DOG TIRED! The race was great, lots of fun, but it was quite a sultry evenin...
by navin
Sun Aug 21, 2005 2:30 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: JWL's log
Replies: 511
Views: 367490

Yeah, home scales aren't always the most accurate things in the world. I still bet you've done pretty well though - nearly 2 months of good habits have to be helping.
by navin
Sun Aug 21, 2005 2:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 98276

Yeah, I used to live in Vermont and as pristine as most of it is, like you said there are still cases of agricultural run-off and stuff like that. Of course, even pristine sources of water can be iffy - E. Coli and other organisims occur in nature so no matter what you have to be careful! Then agian...
by navin
Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 98276

Yes, but not as many as you might think. There are some lakes (mostly to the south). Around here we have the Kentucky River... it's probbaly not very safe to swim in that, though (pollution and stuf - although it isn't nearly as bad as the Ohio River!) There are a couple reservoirs too that are prob...
by navin
Sat Aug 20, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Betsy's Check-In
Replies: 256
Views: 98276

Good for you Clickster... training for another triathlon it looks like? :) No kidding about the pools... though I suppose from where you are, it's awlays an option to drive a couple hours to the beach and do some ocean swimming! Aside from the sharks and jellyfish, that's fun stuff. Wish I could do ...
by navin
Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Navin's sort-of-daily check-in
Replies: 125
Views: 83626

Blondie -
That's a great idea, but I find it easier said than done! I tend to get exited and start fast, then wear down along the way. Even the compromise between the two approaches - a consistent, steady pace - I think would be better.
by navin
Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Navin's sort-of-daily check-in
Replies: 125
Views: 83626

Well, this week turned out all right. Ending weight: 177 (same as the week before). This Saturday though is the 5K I've been talking about... my goals are to (a) finish without injury and (b) not lose my car keys. Wish me luck! :)
by navin
Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blondie Log
Replies: 183
Views: 74664

Yeah, most co-ed leagues have rules like that... sometimes they make things fairer... sometimes they seem patronizing. I played in an intramural co-ed basketball league in college, and they handled it by saying shots from a woman count double (e.g., 4 for a 2-pointer and 6 for a 3-pointer), and guys...
by navin
Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blondie Log
Replies: 183
Views: 74664

Flag football actually sounds pretty fun! I have a feeling you'll get injured less there than you would with tackle football. :lol:
by navin
Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lethaltoenails Daily Check-In
Replies: 77
Views: 53221

Hmm, so the poor man's Splenda might be to take a cup of swimming pool water and add some sugar?

:D
by navin
Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Filling the "need" for a new fad diet ...
Replies: 29
Views: 20866

stick 'em all in the dumpster, where they belong.
A lot of hard effort went into creating those books, and you advocate simply throwing them away? They really ought to be put to good use.

They should go in the recycle bin instead. :D
by navin
Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blondie Log
Replies: 183
Views: 74664

"Practice like your hair is on fire!"
Hmm, stop, drop, and roll? That might not be a bad workout. I think you're on to something.
by navin
Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: carolejo's daily Check in
Replies: 627
Views: 263095

Great pic! Now my question is, when are you going to start calling him the "Boy No-S"? :D
by navin
Wed Aug 17, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Walking in cold weather
Replies: 14
Views: 12331

You know, shovelling show is great exercise. Also I envy you northerners in one regard... I used to live in New Hampshire and later Vermont, and come January/February it was never difficult to find a nice frozen pond or lake to ice skate on. Never did work it out such that I could ice skate to work ...
by navin
Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Welcome Back!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 7427

Bonnie, I'm glad you're back and are doing well. Heart disease is scary stuff! Though you certainly prove that it's never too late to start living a healthier life. You are an inspiration to us all. :) I'm no doctor, but I did find a dramatic improvement in my cholesterol levels after No-S-ing and l...
by navin
Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 631324

Yay Deb! You are well on your way of accomplishing your dream of being a hot 40-year old in a couple of years. :)
by navin
Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blondie Log
Replies: 183
Views: 74664

I don't know, maybe other people can chime in--is it ever the case that exercising DOESN'T operate (at least at the end of it) to make you feel better (I mean excluding sickness and injury). For the most part I think you are right, with two caveats. 1. Some things are just difficult/unpleasant for ...
by navin
Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blondie Log
Replies: 183
Views: 74664

Hey Deb - Maybe Moses had a chance to jog through where the Red Sea was...maybe THAT's why it parted...he didn't know how to swim! No triathlete, he...
Yeah, and I don't think they had bicycles in ancient Egypt or Israel either... :lol:
by navin
Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Navin's sort-of-daily check-in
Replies: 125
Views: 83626

Deb -

Nope, it's this Saturday. I'm looking forward to it... boy, I never thought I'd see the day when I'd be looking *forward* to running 3 miles. :)
by navin
Sun Aug 14, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Navin's sort-of-daily check-in
Replies: 125
Views: 83626

Hey Click - glad you're back... sounds like you had a good trip. Anyway, I've been training some... I never really train too hard-core, but this week I'll go running a few times so I won't be coming in totally cold. I don't want to overdo it either, though... there's no way I could run a 5K two days...
by navin
Sat Aug 13, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello, all! I'm new to this...
Replies: 18
Views: 13718

Hey Green - Not only is green a great color, it is also a very nutritious color of food to eat... :) But aynhow, I think you've picked a winner of a system. For me it was really tough the first week... and even now (been doing this over a year) the "Sweets" is still pretty tough. But it gets easier,...
by navin
Fri Aug 12, 2005 5:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hey Reinhard, about planning traded S days...
Replies: 15
Views: 12895

Deb- Well, I'm no Reinhard, but I also have some experience in swapping S-days. I've found for me, there is one (and only one!) way to make it actually work. If I know of a day during the week I want to make an S, but don't want to justify taking a whole other S day for it, (say, a potluck at work o...