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by Kevin
Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Good things that happened while Urban Rangering
Replies: 11
Views: 14589

I picked up a Metro bus pass and handed it back to the woman who dropped it getting on the bus. She was very happy.
by Kevin
Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Forget the Treadmill
Replies: 2
Views: 4769

Re: Forget the Treadmill

I agree completely.
wosnes wrote:From yesterday's Well blog in the New York Times: Forget the Treadmill. Get a Dog.

I'll have to say that at least half the reason I walk as much as I do is because of my dog. She loves to walk. I need to walk. It's a good deal for both of us.
by Kevin
Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Heartfelt thanks and other musings
Replies: 6
Views: 2545

Congrats on all your successes, and don't worry. You'll get through it.
by Kevin
Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The hardest thing I have ever had to do...
Replies: 8
Views: 3136

Epic win.
by Kevin
Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not lasting to lunch!
Replies: 23
Views: 5850

Remember this about oatmeal: it's 2/3 water. A quarter cup of dry oatmeal (26-29 grams of carbs) makes 3/4 cups of oatmeal. That ain't much food. But I love oatmeal. Tomorrow, I'm going to add an egg's worth of egg white (5 grams of protein to the oatmeal's 4) to it before I cook it. I'll let you kn...
by Kevin
Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Another reason not to drink sugared beverages
Replies: 13
Views: 4292

I'm a Type I diabetic, and I've still managed to eliminate all artificial sweeteners from my diet except Stevia, which is plant-derived. No, it doesn't taste just like sugar, and it would probably be awful in black tea. Aspartame, when consumed regularly, made me feel dopey and mildly depressed. I n...
by Kevin
Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1760
Views: 944648

Veganism and lots of mild exercise?
Kathleen wrote:BrightAngel,
I'm looking for a method of weight management that does not include Portion Control. It may be a fool's mission.
Kathleen
by Kevin
Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove helps in Thailand
Replies: 5
Views: 5413

Re: shovelglove helps in Thailand

SG is excellent training for yard work. Greetings everybody. I have not written in long time but still shovelglove regularly. I am writing to tell how it helped me recently. I recently had to clear off some large trees of my land. I could not even find an axe anywhere here, so had to use cheap hatch...
by Kevin
Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

I was travelling for work this week. I did okay, but restaurant meals are always richer than the kind of cooking we do at home. My Bg was low a lot, so I ate more straight dextrose than I have in a long time. Oh well. Diabetes is what it is.

Onward!
by Kevin
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oatmeal, revisited
Replies: 52
Views: 23490

Oats are fairly low on the glycemic index. You sure it isn't the brown sugar he puts in it? ;) Joking aside, oats do create a bigger Bg spike than I would expect given their glycemic benchmark number. I'm a Type I diabetic, so I do a lot of monitoring. I love oats, so I've been playing with this to ...
by Kevin
Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why do I ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2361

Re: Why do I ?

It's hard. You could ease into this if you need to. Have two, then one, small sweet snack a day at first. Once you break its addictive grip (that might be hyperbole), eliminate it completely. You have a habit of eating sweet stuff, and you may crave the sugar rush. No change is easy. It's funny........
by Kevin
Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's a Fail?
Replies: 27
Views: 6243

Re: What's a Fail?

That's a tough question. I wouldn't call it a fail if, as a new NoS'er, I reflexively grabbed something that was set for others to snack on - but once I realized I was doing it, If I kept doing it, it's a fail. I guess the question you want to ask yourself is was there really nothing else around? Wa...
by Kevin
Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Incandescent Light bulbs banned by 2014 :(
Replies: 7
Views: 8601

Re: Incandescent Light bulbs banned by 2014 :(

The worst CFL bulbs now contain about 4 mg of mercury - the best contain less that 1 mg of mercury per bulb. Almost all of them will end up in the 1 mg range because the industry is improving its standards . All but about 10 or 15 percent of the mercury becomes bound to the inside of the glass over ...
by Kevin
Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: chickadee11
Replies: 43
Views: 15574

You *may* be heavier than you thought, but it's all relative. Whatever weight you've lost, you've lost. The success is exactly the same. *Exactly* the same. Still be proud, and still feel satisfaction. I wish your husband and you the best of luck in finding new work. That's tough stuff. The scale is...
by Kevin
Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Absolutely shocked!
Replies: 10
Views: 10123

Re: Absolutely shocked!

Google indexes everything. There is no privacy anymore. when I Googled mrsj+everydaysystems. Every single one of my daily check in posts is on Google for everyone and their brother Joe to read! Along with my join date and where I'm from. How did this happen? My no shilly-shallying thread is also on ...
by Kevin
Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: imprisonedbeauty's Daily Check In
Replies: 40
Views: 13373

One step back after five steps forward isn't a catastrophe. You are right, tomorrow is another day. Thank you, NoSRocks, it's so good to hear that! The fourth and fifth days were S Days (Saturday and Sunday). Oh sweet S Days, how I love them. ♥ My sixth day of No-S was a disaster . :( Ugh... I was...
by Kevin
Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Finally Did It
Replies: 21
Views: 5802

I'm glad you noticed the improvement in sleep. It's one of the first things I noticed, and it continues if you continue.
by Kevin
Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just ask WHY?
Replies: 3
Views: 1744

Re: Just ask WHY?

Excellent. I'm going to use that. My son is always asking, "WHY?" and won't take "just because" as an answer. He just keeps asking "why?", "why is it like that?", "yeah, but WHY?" until he is satisfied with the answer. I've started using his persistent approach to my persistent need for sweets. When...
by Kevin
Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Im new
Replies: 7
Views: 2669

Yep. Been there, done that. Sometimes it's harder to keep the weight off then it is to lose it. Reinhard is right about this: maintenance is the key, and sometimes maintenance is harder! Hey there, I'm new too - well, sort of. I visited this site regularly a couple of years ago and realized this was...
by Kevin
Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Im new
Replies: 7
Views: 2669

NoS is really about limiting your opportunities to consume calories. So if beverages are no/low calorie, go ahead. I drink tea and coffee at will, and put lemon or lime juice and Truvia in ice water whenever I want. I drink a lot of water. If I had words of wisdom for you, they would be don't turn t...
by Kevin
Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fat Head
Replies: 7
Views: 2586

I wasn't a huge fan of the Spurlock movie either (although I do like his 30 Days series), and I think you hit on it: it was the hyperbole. I don't think fast food restaurants are evil, that poor people are stupid, or that the government and scientists are intentionally misleading us. I have a strong...
by Kevin
Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 168537

Like you said, off you go. :)

Nice recovery. Way to stick with it and overcome your inner-toddler.
by Kevin
Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fat Head
Replies: 7
Views: 2586

I watched Fathead and I wanted to like it, but I didn't. I felt like the guy was as much (or more) of a zealot as Morgan Spurlock was, with a different agenda.
by Kevin
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Minimizer Just Checking In
Replies: 447
Views: 260549

Blip happens. ;)
minimizer wrote:Not an entirely successful day. Not giving up. This is only a blip.
by Kevin
Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: When to go up a size?
Replies: 12
Views: 15324

Yep. Choke up for a while. You'll feel better in a week. FWIW, I finally got round to adding some weight to my trusty 10-pound shovelglove. I got a 1kg (2lb) diving weight and lashed it to the side before rewrapping. I didn't think it it would make that much difference, but boy was I wrong. The thin...
by Kevin
Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Katie's Getting Back on the Wagon
Replies: 142
Views: 55192

Lots of successes here. Congratulations. Keep up the good work.
by Kevin
Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: So You Want to Lose Weight"
Replies: 20
Views: 6365

This post wins the internet. Congrats!
by Kevin
Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Wow....I actually did it!
Replies: 15
Views: 4799

Re: Nice

Sovereignty over your bad habits... a well-turned phrase. As others have said, this is actually a big deal, and especially your emotional reaction to turning down a bad habit. These "little" wins are actually huge in significance. It starts with one, and each time after that, the habit is strengthen...
by Kevin
Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 113931

Hey. Just trying to help, you know, from a man's point of view. Well, KCCC and Kevin - I didn't eat the chocolate. I simply said thank you and that I would save it until the weekend. We're both trying to lose weight and be moderate (eating in my case, drinking in his case) so he completely understoo...
by Kevin
Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sienna's Daily Check In
Replies: 131
Views: 47020

You're doing so great, you shouldn't be annoyed at yourself for forgetting to exercise. Just laugh. Look at all you're accomplishing... good work! I don't even know you and I'm proud of you. Sizing can vary but it would still be such an enormous psychological boost! It must have been a lot of fun to...
by Kevin
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hi, new here
Replies: 7
Views: 8685

Re: Hi, new here

So you could have been Blue canary by the oven on the light switch? ;) I was always tickled by the idea of a night light that thought it's lineage could be traced back to light houses. I've been doing the No S diet since June and lurking on the forum, but just joined and set up a habitcal. I do vani...
by Kevin
Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why the French aren't fat: they don't snack!
Replies: 24
Views: 7956

Backspin? ;)

it is a weird way to put it. I wonder if those Taiwanese would be just as big had they had as many calories as the bread eaters.
Blue Morpho wrote:reneew,

Not sure what spin that puts on the low-carb thing . . . .
by Kevin
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 113931

I'm pretty sure I know how you could convince him. ;) Thank you KCCC - you're right. They are big positives - I am very lucky :) 132.4lbs Success so far, but my lovely husband has bought me some chocolate. I've resisted so far, but I don't want him to think I'm rejecting his gift. I'm sure he won't ...
by Kevin
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lori's checking in (2011 edition)
Replies: 72
Views: 23922

Good luck with the 13.1 miles! I have one rule for taking an extra S day, if it falls within 48 hours of a race. On Saturday I'll be in Las Vegas for a half marathon. That means that today is an S day! I won't be able to update my blog until Monday, when I'm back home. My plan is to take an S day on...
by Kevin
Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Wow....I actually did it!
Replies: 15
Views: 4799

Sounds like a big win... congratulations.
by Kevin
Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My Month in the Wilderness
Replies: 4
Views: 2083

Re: My Month in the Wilderness

How much did you gain in your February off-habit? It's counter-intuitive, but exercise could be making you gain weight. You are adding muscle mass and probably working hard enough to increase your appetite. You can still achieve your goals, of course, but it's harder to eat moderately when you are e...
by Kevin
Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

Monday Tuesday and Wednesday were all successful NoS days. I took Tuesday off from from SG because my back hurt. I'll do it tonight. I have not been able to UR, but I'll try to get back on that wagon soon, too.

Onward!
by Kevin
Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Queencushion's check in
Replies: 2
Views: 1620

Re: Queencushion's check in

I don't think you should change your S days because you had a failure. Just try to make tomorrow better. This is my very first check in so am not completely sure how I do it but need to have some accountability so wanted to get on here. Thing is, today has been a big fat FAIL day and I so didn't lik...
by Kevin
Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Deb's Check-in
Replies: 1722
Views: 559693

Wow, Deb, I'm glad you are better! That sounds awful.
by Kevin
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Thtrchic's Daily Check-in
Replies: 851
Views: 311433

That exercise may be adding muscle weight. I've gained a pound this week because I cranked up the exercise. But if you've lost an inch on your waist, you're going in the right direction, right? I mean, if I became more muscular, leaner, and all around more appealing looking, but didn't lose a pound,...
by Kevin
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: idon'tknow's check in
Replies: 284
Views: 113931

I'm okay with hunger between breakfast and lunch - that's when it makes me feel crisp and sharp - and even at 4:00. But by 6:30, I'm cranky as hell. ;) 133.4lbs Failure today. I started off well - a colleague bought me cupcakes as a thank you present and I decided I'd bring them home for the girls. ...
by Kevin
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Taking a huge career risk. Gulp.
Replies: 17
Views: 12164

My fingers are crossed. i hope it goes very well for you.
by Kevin
Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Meals on NO "S" days
Replies: 2
Views: 1669

Re: Meals on NO "S" days

Well, NoS isn't magic, it's just a fairly easy-to-follow way to limit your intake of calories. If you manage to pack 800 calories on a plate three times a day, you probably aren't going to lose. but on S days, eat the food you want. I usually start with a reasonable serving of whatever I want, and w...
by Kevin
Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: week one big success
Replies: 6
Views: 2284

Re: week one big success

Keep it up. Glad it's working for you. I just want to let you know that I am thrilled to have found this book. I was cruising diet plan books on Amazon and saw all the stars next to it. i read the reviews and then ordered. I feel like it was made for me. I found the website and started immediately. ...
by Kevin
Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's check-in
Replies: 36
Views: 9422

I'm happy for you, gk.
by Kevin
Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

So the weekend was nice. I ate a little more than I usually do because I was working outside and forgot to turn my insulin pump down. Oh well.
by Kevin
Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why the French aren't fat: they don't snack!
Replies: 24
Views: 7956

I thought I read that a serving of pasta was 2 and a half cups in that article, or that they ate an entire pizza. Any way you look at it, that's a lot of refined wheat flour, I'm not sure the Italians eat as many carbs as we may think they do. While they do eat a lot of bread, pasta, rice or soup is...
by Kevin
Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Grumpy
Replies: 12
Views: 3983

You know, I missed the 3 pound weight loss you reported. What NOTD says is true: that's a *lot* of weight to lose in one week. If you repeat that, or even two pounds next week, consider increasing the size of your meals.
by Kevin
Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 2405

Re: Suggestions

Just start and find out. Don't short yourself food, but don't panic if you end up hungry two hours after breakfast. You'll survive until lunch. Protein is important to keeping you sated, so don't skimp. Probably the hardest stretch will be lunch to dinner, which tends to be the longest span. But you...
by Kevin
Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Exdieter's Daily Check-in
Replies: 35
Views: 11693

Good work ED. I hit 179 this week, then immediately bumped back up to 181 when I started SG again. That's okay. I didn't gain fat. It's okay for you too, probably. This has been rather a weekly check-in as of late, worked a string of 12+ hour days, and have been focused on simply hanging in there. I...
by Kevin
Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Grumpy
Replies: 12
Views: 3983

Re: Grumpy

At some point in the next few weeks, the grumpies will give way to the feeling that you are sharp and focused when you are a little hungry. 20 minutes before a meal will always be a hungry time. But two hours after a meal, you'll feel razor sharp in a way that coffee just doesn't provide, capable, a...
by Kevin
Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: coffee's daily check-in
Replies: 60
Views: 18676

Congrats, coffee. Sounds great!
by Kevin
Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's check-in
Replies: 36
Views: 9422

Congrats, gk. Sounds like you did very well. The weekend has always given me the same sensation of just wanting to blow everything off.....kids are out of school, schedule's outta wack, and to top it off, it was cloudy and snowing. Perfect conditions for comfort food and throwing out the rules. Howe...
by Kevin
Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why the French aren't fat: they don't snack!
Replies: 24
Views: 7956

The enormous carb content of the Italian diet is interesting, too.
by Kevin
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sienna's Daily Check In
Replies: 131
Views: 47020

Nice work, Sienna.
by Kevin
Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: kid's leftovers....
Replies: 2
Views: 1482

Re: kid's leftovers....

I think on S days I would start with this: ask yourself if you want it before you put it in your mouth. If the answer is yes, eat it. If the answer is "hmm. I don't know" wait until the urge rises again. OK so I'm very very new to this - only started last week! So I hardly feel qualifed to post on t...
by Kevin
Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: can you/should you/do you really eat anything on an S day?
Replies: 20
Views: 5962

You should fee free to have what you want but, as you can see from my signature line, I'm a big fan of not going nuts. Moderation will probably come of its own accord, later on. So have what you want. Just don't have more of it than you want, just because you can.

Good luck!
by Kevin
Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Will I ever do it?
Replies: 5
Views: 2852

This is not a "half S" approach. Many people have been successful with four meals. You'll have to pay a little attention to not over-eating at those meals, but it still imparts the structure we all need so badly to keep from consuming too much. Good luck, and don't feel like you are giving in. It's ...
by Kevin
Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What an S Day can look like
Replies: 6
Views: 2657

A typical S day for me has a snack in it (mid afternoon, neither particularly big or sweet - cheese and crackers, maybe), and maybe desert after dinner one day. I like ice cream on a Saturday night. That's it. Thanks for your post, NoelFigart. I'm really interested in what other peoples S-days look ...
by Kevin
Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lori's checking in (2011 edition)
Replies: 72
Views: 23922

The only downside is its color. For whatever reason, they made it sort of spackle grey. But it tastes great. It makes me want to buy POM and add it to their full fat Greek yoghurt. I'll bet that would rock. Thanks for the tip Kevin. I'll be at TJs tomorrow and will add it to my cart. If it's pomegra...
by Kevin
Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: General welcome to new folks and FAQs :)
Replies: 57
Views: 23709

Welcome aboard, IB!
by Kevin
Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Everyone has a vice
Replies: 5
Views: 2296

I buy power tools and accessories. :)
by Kevin
Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lori's checking in (2011 edition)
Replies: 72
Views: 23922

Trader Joe's has a Pomegranate Greek Yogurt that's 12 grams of carbohydrate and a whole lot of wonderful. Weigh in day was yesterday. I'm down 7.3 lbs for the year, that's about 1 lb a week. I'm happy with that, especially after my mega blow out in New Orleans. Last week I counted calories. As much ...
by Kevin
Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's check-in
Replies: 36
Views: 9422

Yay, you and your reasserting-itself willpower. :D
gk wrote:I am currently resisting the urge to eat chocolate, as a regular trigger of mine presented itself today.

Yay, me. :D
by Kevin
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Opened my eyes.....
Replies: 18
Views: 6682

Sounds like a plan. And, while the kids *will* grumble at first, they are remarkably adaptable. It won't be long before they stop grumbling.
by Kevin
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: This guy inspired me!
Replies: 1
Views: 3560

Re: This guy inspired me!

Great idea. There's are guys out there with sandbag workouts. If you Google "sand bag workouts" you'll get tons of links to augment what you are thinking of. This seems like a perfect compliment to SG. Old timey, practical strength training, for cheap. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBv-iaNAnpE I us...
by Kevin
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: When to go up a size?
Replies: 12
Views: 15324

When you can swing that bad boy continuously with vim and vigor for 15 minutes, without breathing hard.

But you're right, there's no magic rule. If you go up "too soon" you'll just choke up on the handle and swing more slowly for a while.
by Kevin
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: chickadee11
Replies: 43
Views: 15574

Nice work, 'dee.
chickadee11 wrote:Feb 25
196 (-6)
by Kevin
Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Retake 2011
Replies: 152
Views: 53260

This is what blew this whole thing up for me a few years ago. I got down to a lean, fit-looking 165 and thought "that was easy. It's easy to lose weight. I don't have to worry. I can eat what I want, then lose it later!" 30 pounds later, I was starting over. :( Reinhard got it right: maintenance is ...
by Kevin
Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

2/24 NoS, SG, UR. Rain, rain, go away, I'll have to walk some other day.

So I noticed I'm down 10 pounds in seven weeks, which is pretty respectable. I guess I don't have to worry that I'm still eating too many calories. :shock:
by Kevin
Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sinnie's Retake 2011
Replies: 152
Views: 53260

I think days that you get through on sheer will power and determination despite untoward circumstances should be considered successful days.
by Kevin
Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Melissa's Daily Check-In
Replies: 4
Views: 2160

Good luck. You can do it.

Just make sure your husband doesn't take credit for this. :o
by Kevin
Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2011 Check-in
Replies: 431
Views: 168537

I'm glad your Mom's procedure went well.
by Kevin
Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

2/23 NoS, SG, UR
by Kevin
Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help! Newbie having issues
Replies: 17
Views: 4328

Isn't it funny how the same experience can push people in opposite behavioral directions? ... My parents were teenagers during the Depression. While I occasionally remember being told to clean my plate and about starving children in China, it wasn't often. I think I might just have been a good eater...
by Kevin
Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Day 3 and Sugar Cravings
Replies: 22
Views: 5894

Yes. It will pass as you do this more. Remember to eat enough at meals so you don't regret not having enough at the last meal! Well 11 days in and the sugar cravings have definitely subsided, only to be replaced with constant thoughts about my next meal, so much so that i can barely concentrate on a...
by Kevin
Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: How do I 'quote' someone elses post?
Replies: 10
Views: 10370

Re: How do I 'quote' someone elses post?

Also, if you hit the Quote button, then press the browser's back button, the press another post's Quote button, it will put the second post in, too (see below). You may need to re-arrange the end quote tag, sometimes the 2nd one ends up after the first one, so it becomes a quote within a quote... Se...
by Kevin
Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: How do I 'quote' someone elses post?
Replies: 10
Views: 10370

Like that? That which is between the quote and the /quote tag is editable. Quote it, then delete what you don't want. I usually use three periods on a line to indicate that I snipped material out.
Becoming wrote:Oh, how obvious! Thanks Kevin. This might be obvious too, but I'm going to ask it anyway.
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by Kevin
Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: gk's check-in
Replies: 36
Views: 9422

There is nothing like putting that one foot in front of the other one... way to go, gk.
by Kevin
Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm new here and want to start....
Replies: 12
Views: 4027

Re: I'm new here and want to start....

Just do it. But have things to keep you busy after supper. Idle hands are the biggest evening problem for most of us. And remember this: you can go to bed a touch hungry. It really won't impact how you feel in the morning. Why make your body turn food into fat during that stretch of time? ...so what...
by Kevin
Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: How do I 'quote' someone elses post?
Replies: 10
Views: 10370

Re: How do I 'quote' someone elses post?

See he little "Quote" button right above this post, to the right? Press it and watch what happens ;)
Becoming wrote:I'm not very tech-savvy. The people here are very eloquent and I'd like to quote them in my replies, but I can't figure out how to do it!
by Kevin
Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm Back!
Replies: 8
Views: 3174

Welcome back, SF. I'm back too, after at two year layoff.
by Kevin
Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Neglecting the Scale
Replies: 2
Views: 1721

Re: Neglecting the Scale

Great plan, SF. In my past goes at No S, I overemphasized the scale and de-emphasized the habits as a means to an end. I now realize how backward and typical this is, and have resolved NOT to look at the scale until 4/2/11. Not only is it a Saturday, it avoids checking on April First (because this t...
by Kevin
Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Will I ever do it?
Replies: 5
Views: 2852

Re: Will I ever do it?

Is it because, as you previously reported, you are too hungry at 11:00 am? Did you make any adjustments for that? NoS is simple, but it's not always easy. Maybe you should consider working in some food at mid-morning until you can get past this. A small, planned fourth meal is better than ravenous h...
by Kevin
Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help! Newbie having issues
Replies: 17
Views: 4328

Re: Help! Newbie having issues

If you can, find yourself something compelling to do. Idle hands being what they are, you don't want to be idle. My desire to binge comes and goes. It did even after a year or two. It would usually surprise the crap out of me when it resurfaced. For me, the trick is to remember that it will pass, wh...
by Kevin
Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

2/21 No S , SG , UR . Okay, my first NoS fail since I restarted on January 10 or 11. First day back at work after being in bed for days with a fever. Bg all messed up (Type I Diabetes), did not plan well at all. I did not go nuts or anything, but I broke plan. Oh well. Better days are coming. 2/22 ...
by Kevin
Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: This may be a stupid question....
Replies: 6
Views: 5687

Re: This may be a stupid question....

According to my kids, cheerleaders will often wear a jacket, or a sweater, but not the whole outfit. Most common on game day. It could be a regional thing, though. It's a big country. ...and I hope it doesn't cause offence. My youngest girl has just started cheerleading - (we are in the UK). This st...
by Kevin
Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Roxy is Back and Trying Again!!
Replies: 832
Views: 338966

Walking is magic. Okay, not really magic, but the best exercise for weight loss. And cheap therapy.

Congratulations. Keep it up!
NoSRocks wrote:
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Perhaps the walking WITH NO S is starting to make an impression after all - even on my menopausal frame!! :lol:
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by Kevin
Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

Okay, so I thought I was better, but I was not. I'm hoping I'll be back up at it tomorrow.

At least it's sunny and Spring-blustery today. The snow is all melted. Cheery.
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2/20 - Back up and running. Looking forward to next week.
by Kevin
Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Another Reason 14 Minutes can be so Good
Replies: 3
Views: 6008

Re: Another Reason 14 Minutes can be so Good

Good thoughts. Further, the 14 minute rule is one I often apply to things I don't want to do: I'll spend 14 minutes cleaning the basement. If usually turns in to much longer, but I can commit 14 minutes without feeling the need to procrastinate. I have been really thinking about the 14 minutes of AN...
by Kevin
Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

Tuesday 2/15 - Sick Wednesday 2/16 - Sick Thursday 2/17 No-S Success ShovelGlove Failure Urban Ranger Failure Had a fever which bloomed into a flowing head cold. Oh well. I went to work today (Thursday) but did not UR or SG. I'm not upset that I failed at those, really. Today was an unplanned 12 hou...
by Kevin
Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Finer-grained poll: Which of the S's was your weakness?
Replies: 34
Views: 10446

I think you missed "sometimes", although it looks like perhaps it's being de-emphasized in No S.

To me, it's the critical S.
by Kevin
Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lori's checking in (2011 edition)
Replies: 72
Views: 23922

I'm impressed. 26.2 miles is a ton, then you waked 4 back to the hotel, so over 30 miles. My plan to do moderate exercise lasted for 1 month. Although I had signed up for the full marathon in New Orleans, my plan was to do the moderate half marathon. Instead of doing 13.1 miles, I ended up finishing...
by Kevin
Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

Mon Feb 14 NoS - Success Urban Ranger - Fail SG - Success So I'll say right out that NoS was a near-fail, but because of the Diabetes (Type I Diabetes is demanding). Dinner was late, my blood glucose was low, and I probably ate more than I planned to. But such is life: low blood glucose and frustrat...
by Kevin
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Sideways drift from urban ranger?
Replies: 3
Views: 5118

Here's another mod: on nights and weekends, I semi-sprint when I'm running errands, to the door of the store and back, parking as far away as possible.

It makes you feel great after a few days.
by Kevin
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not to low baby, I might pass out...
Replies: 21
Views: 6463

Re: Not to low baby, I might pass out...

Oddly, this is exactly what my Wii fit tells me I should weigh (at 5'9"). My first thought is "ridiculous". However, I was 152 for a little while when I was 33 or so. It must be possible. I don't know that I could ever be that light again. The title of this topic is one of my favorite quotes from th...
by Kevin
Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Graham's Daily Check In
Replies: 1417
Views: 654109

While this sounds dire, if you are eating a diet of vegetables and protein, you are less hungry than you would be on the same number of calories of white bread, no?
connorcream wrote:Dear friend-
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the only answer is to eat less.
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by Kevin
Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Graham's Daily Check In
Replies: 1417
Views: 654109

Question: wasn't the prevalent thought at one point in time that fasting would spur a famine response from your body, such that much of what you ate would be converted to fat against further famine? Or maybe I'm not reading carefully enough, and your not fasting. Or, maybe this is not the current th...
by Kevin
Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MJ Daily Check In
Replies: 24
Views: 9952

Really nice work so far. Congratulations.
by Kevin
Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ah, spring- when my thoughts turn to emptying the freezer
Replies: 4
Views: 2029

Yessir. The best and truest sign of Spring.
Over43 wrote:There is a lot of snow on the ground. But, Spring is coming. Picthers and catchers report this coming week. 8)