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by Kevin
Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 390046

Re: DietHobby.com is now Operational

Good luck, Phyllis. I'll be checking in with you there.
BrightAngel wrote:Image
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My new website, DietHobby.com is now up.
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by Kevin
Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kathleen and BrightAngel's Discussion on Why We Get Fat
Replies: 228
Views: 67757

Grains are so nutritionally poor that it has to be added back in or people get diseases like beri beri and scurvy. Not all grains are created equal. But I agree that refined wheat flour might as well be sugar. Certain types or white bread are actually higher on some glycemic indexes than table suga...
by Kevin
Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Graham's Daily Check In
Replies: 1417
Views: 654113

A nutritionist once told me that the easiest way to lose weight was to eliminate bakery products, eat small quantities of fruit and grains in as natural a form as practicable, lots of legumes and vegetables, lean meat, and fat from plant oils. Do this three or four times a day. She listed the elimin...
by Kevin
Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

That's cold! I don't mind the cold so much, but pile on the ice and the difficulty of getting out of my neighborhood and it's just daunting after dark. Feeling your pain here in Chicago! It warmed up over 32 for the first time since November, today. Spring is just 5 weeks away, and March is always w...
by Kevin
Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I GAINED 10lbs in 8 weeks on NO-S. VERY upset
Replies: 33
Views: 9379

That's a good point.
gettheweightoff wrote:
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The good thing is that I don't have to track the entire day like a traditional diet. I only have to look at each meal and make sure it's around 400 calories and 500-550 for maintenance.

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by Kevin
Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 582959

Yeah. Gotta respect the 4th S (sometimes). Before you eat something, try asking yourself if you are hungry or whether you could wait until you are hungry. Works for me.
Imogen Morley wrote:Been permasnacking all weekend. Not doing well at the moment.
by Kevin
Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I GAINED 10lbs in 8 weeks on NO-S. VERY upset
Replies: 33
Views: 9379

On the off chance that you stop back in to read this, I'm sorry for what has to be very frustrating.

I personally wish you the very best.
by Kevin
Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Question -- Amount of Food clarification
Replies: 7
Views: 2101

The fact that you are asking shows that you are thinking about it, and did a pretty good job virtual-plating.
by Kevin
Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

dee, RJRO, thanks for stopping by. I have not tried Yaktrax, although I've thought of them. It's not just the ice, it's the dark and the downed tree branches on the grassy side of the road where I usually walk. If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? (I don't know who said that. Someone optimisti...
by Kevin
Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gettheweightoff's Check In
Replies: 58
Views: 13954

Oh, wosnes, I don't think cold brew is lower in caffeine... the stuff I've brewed was very high in caffeine. It's far less acidic than hot brewed coffee, but is it really lower in caffeine? Have you ever considered cold brewed coffee ? It's lower in caffeine without affecting the taste. You can also...
by Kevin
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Roxy is Back and Trying Again!!
Replies: 832
Views: 338971

[joking]
Doesn't it take a lot of hummingbirds to make a cake? I personally think that slaughtering hummingbirds so that you can eat cake is an awful idea. shame on you.
[/joking]
NoSRocks wrote:MMM!! Hummingbird cake!! Now that DOES indeed sound yummy!
by Kevin
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: MNLOSING for me
Replies: 7
Views: 3054

You can do this. Keep in touch.
by Kevin
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sarah's Daily Check-In
Replies: 202
Views: 80512

I wouldn't call that a fail. I'd call that concern for your co-workers, and your reputation. Giving in to the delicious taste and eating a whole bar, well, http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii307/DragonerX/hurr.gif 02/11/2011 B: Oats with brown sugar L: D: A little bit of 'funny business' this morn...
by Kevin
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

Re: hey

Did you like my FAIL emoticon? :)
tobiasmom wrote:I see lots and lots of GREEN on this check-in! Awesome!!!!!
by Kevin
Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: chickadee11
Replies: 43
Views: 15575

Nice work, 'dee. Keep it up!
chickadee11 wrote:1 month of no S~
less red=more success~
Very happy where I'm at~
Simple plan=it's all that!

197 (-5)
by Kevin
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:48 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tobiasmom's Journey
Replies: 485
Views: 174543

Congrats on the house, TM. Enjoy it! And way to go with the ice cream. It's hard to just sit while someone else is eating. Good work!
by Kevin
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:41 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

Thursday 2/10

NoS - Success
Urban Ranger - Success
SG - Success [/quote]
by Kevin
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Walking improves memory
Replies: 2
Views: 4790

Re: Walking improves memory

Sigh. The important thing is not that "It's not that it's not that much exercise," it's that it's the *right* exercise! While it is hard to generalize from this study to other populations, the researchers were delighted to learn that the hippocampus might expand with exercise. “And not that much e...
by Kevin
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Shamrockmommy Checks In (a New Leaf)
Replies: 17
Views: 5714

Re: Counting Carbs, Ideal Amounts

Yeah. that'd be cool, wouldn't it?
shamrockmommy wrote: ...
I feel newly inspired. I just want to look good naked ;)
by Kevin
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Condiments and Sauce on No S?
Replies: 10
Views: 3615

Personally, I think that it is more in the spirit of No-S to condiment lightly, then re-condiment if you need more.

But that's just me, and I've been known to break a rule or two.
by Kevin
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oatmeal, revisited
Replies: 52
Views: 23491

You. Stop being so picky. :emoticon(':P') Off-topic, but I'd just like to thank you for not following the recent trend and making the subject into two sentence fragments. If this were an ad on a billboard or in a magazine, it would almost certainly have been "Oatmeal. Revisited." Drives me nuts! (Ev...
by Kevin
Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oatmeal, revisited
Replies: 52
Views: 23491

Re: Oatmeal, revisited

Oatmeal is pretty low on most glycemic indexes, rating in the low 40s. It's a "good" carb. I like it with cinnamon and raisins. I have been craving hot cereal lately, and with my recent low carb escapades, have been avoiding grains like the plague! Anyway, how do you do your oatmeal? As an aside, I ...
by Kevin
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

Wednesday 2/9

NoS - Success
Urban Ranger - Success
SG - FailImage

It just got too late too quickly for me to SG tonight. Exercising late means I don't sleep well. Not sleeping well makes No-S hard. So, tomorrow's another day.
by Kevin
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Imogen's Daily Check In
Replies: 1175
Views: 582959

Because mother nature says "eat." It's hard to argue with a million years of instinct developed around not-so-much-food just because it is unbelievably plentiful now. ;) Aaaand... three red days in a row (sigh). Enough said. I DO feel better when I eat three proper meals and don't cram so much sugar...
by Kevin
Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gettheweightoff's Check In
Replies: 58
Views: 13954

Could you consider smaller servings? I love coffee. I know I could live without it, but I really do love it. I know I'm physically addicted to it (my head would be on my desk the day I quit), but it's a minor vice in the scheme of things. Thanks Wosnes, I am very conflicted about this. It definitely...
by Kevin
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gummi's Daily Check In
Replies: 23
Views: 5626

By the way, your avitar makes me grin. :)
by Kevin
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: My First Check-In....
Replies: 3
Views: 1967

Good work! I once calculated that snacking provided between 30 and 45% of my daily calories, so getting to three meals makes a huge difference.
by Kevin
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: mrsj daily check in
Replies: 205
Views: 93959

There are days like that. Good for you for pushing through it. 8 Feb: Green. It was really hard as I had one of those days where I could just eat anything in sight. I was constantly hungry no matter what. It was just awful! It doesn't help that I'm so tired all the time. I'm not ill, just extremely ...
by Kevin
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 61432

Are you a time traveler? ;)
funfuture wrote:Starting Weight 83kg (mid-Nov, 2011)
Current weight 80kg (9/2/11).
Goal weight 58-60kg.
T-110; W- 97; B-109;A-35; T1-65.
by Kevin
Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Thtrchic's Daily Check-in
Replies: 851
Views: 311437

You sound like you are doing pretty well. Keep it up!
by Kevin
Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:07 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Good things that happened while Urban Rangering
Replies: 11
Views: 14589

Good things that happened while Urban Rangering

This is a positive, feel-good thread where you mention only good things that happen while Urban Rangering.

I'll start.

The other day I was walking my usual route and spied a 16" Toyota Camry hubcap... just like the one that fell off our 2002 Camry a few weeks ago.

Bonus!
by Kevin
Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:03 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Naomi's Daily Check-In
Replies: 24
Views: 7829

Re: Naomi's Daily Check-In

Weighing is helpful if you are a there's-got-to-be-a-pony-under-all-this-crap optimist and only notice the downward trend. If you tend to doubt things day to day, I wouldn't do it very frequently. I weigh once a week, on Friday morning. Day to day fluctuations are just too big for daily weigh-ins to...
by Kevin
Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Exdieter's Daily Check-in
Replies: 35
Views: 11693

You sound like you are doing great. Congratulations.
by Kevin
Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Frustrated that I seem to be gaining on No-S
Replies: 38
Views: 11481

This. For me, walking is therapy as much as it is exercise. I swear sometimes my mind is in my legs. When I walk I solve tough work problems and put my personal issues in perspective. After you do it for a couple of weeks you realize that it's what you are supposed to do. Humans move . It gets bette...
by Kevin
Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

Tuesday 2/8

NoS - Success
Urban Ranger - Success
SG - Success
by Kevin
Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vicnic's Daily Check in
Replies: 12
Views: 3791

Weighing yourself won't slow down your weight loss, so don't worry about it, just don't convince yourself that it means anything. Glad you are doing well! Day 2 SUCCESS No exercise as had to pick DS up from school mid morning as he is sick. Ate nutritionally balanced meals and plated up my pad thai ...
by Kevin
Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Frustrated that I seem to be gaining on No-S
Replies: 38
Views: 11481

Then don't accept it. There's things you can do. You've just started this plan. But give yourself some time. There really are people that gained weight on No-S before they started losing. Plan, measure, re-plan, re-measure. But six weeks or so between adjustments. This isn't the end, it's just the b...
by Kevin
Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * February challenge * * *
Replies: 36
Views: 8827

I'm in, but I'm only posting results in my thread, because who needs to hear from me more than once. ;)

http://www.everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=7138
by Kevin
Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: coffee's daily check-in
Replies: 60
Views: 18677

Haricot beans translates into 'merican as Boston beans or Navy beans. Got it. But what you describe are not Boston baked beans, which are cooked in molasses with bacon, onion, mustard and black pepper. Nary a tomato in sight. Thanks for the link. I can buy those on Amazon, but they are imported from...
by Kevin
Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

Monday 2/7

I'm turning it up this week.

NoS - Success.
SG - Success.
UrbanRanger - Success.
by Kevin
Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: coffee's daily check-in
Replies: 60
Views: 18677

This beans on toast thing, I'm intrigued. What kind of beans (I am imagining little white ones) and how are they prepared? A sweet sauce? A bacon-y sauce?

And it's just plain white toast?

And I'm glad you made it to 21 days. Congrats.
by Kevin
Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Beginner Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2840

Re: Beginner Question

Consider logging "Days on Habit" (Green for Successful days, Red for not successful days. You can log that for all the habits you are trying to develop - No S, Exercise, whatever. Consider just worrying about the habit for a while. You can journal later if you think it will be helpful, but the focus...
by Kevin
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Forgot I had to eat dinner?
Replies: 1
Views: 1280

Re: Forgot I had to eat dinner?

I think you learn quickly that you can go six hours without food and not starve. Once you realize that, what's eight hours? Or nine? You still won't starve. Soooooooo weird but I actually forgot to eat dinner and had to remind myself. Now I did eat lunch much later than usual but my whole life I hav...
by Kevin
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: coffee's daily check-in
Replies: 60
Views: 18677

Many of us over here call that post-work meal supper. On a regular day I wonder "what's for supper?" On Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter we eat "dinner", usually in mid-afternoon. You get out the china and silver for dinner (or at least the nicest dinnerware you have). ... 'Tea' is kind of a holdo...
by Kevin
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Vicnic's Daily Check in
Replies: 12
Views: 3791

Keep checking in here. We're all pulling for you.
by Kevin
Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lori's checking in (2011 edition)
Replies: 72
Views: 23923

Is that what most people do, walk/run it?

That's been my form of exercise lately (until the snow closed in), I run 100 paces, walk 100, run 100... when I say pace I mean left-right.

It hurts less than just plodding along at a slower pace. I run at a pretty good clip, then walk.
by Kevin
Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Lori's checking in (2011 edition)
Replies: 72
Views: 23923

Do you run then entirely of a 50 mile race?
walkerlori wrote:I need a 2011 goal. One that's tough but do-able.

...
This year, instead of lots of races, I'm setting my sites on one Big Magilla. I'm going to train for a 50 mile race in September.
...
by Kevin
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 61432

I realize now your post was from long ago. Sorry to be irrelevant. :) Hi Kevin, I think what I was doing was having a full meal AND yoghurt and fruit. It was too much. But, funnily enough, I didn't deliberately stop doing it after all. It just dropped off of its own accord with NoS over the summer. ...
by Kevin
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: magicman's Check In
Replies: 123
Views: 36945

BrightAngel's book review in "Why We Get Fat" would be of interest to you. I've figured a lot of things out. Mainly that I'm highly insulin resistant. No sweets isn't enough for me, I really need to pretty much go low carb. I finally understand why I was always hungry, and it's because of insulin. I...
by Kevin
Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone not weigh themselves?
Replies: 33
Views: 13354

This. I don't weigh regularly. I figure that I'm trying to improve how I feel and how I look, not to cause a specific number to appear on a scale. I step on a scale at irregular intervals just out of curiosity, but it's not my main criterion for how I'm doing. (As I've often remarked, I find it some...
by Kevin
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kathleen and BrightAngel's Discussion on Why We Get Fat
Replies: 228
Views: 67757

I'm sure that is wise, BrightAngel. I'll try not to be a smart alec. :) I'm fond of Ezekial bread, especially with peanut butter... I think it's one of the best breads, but I find that I can eat a whole lot of it, and still want more. So during my present low-carb experiment-of-one, for right now......
by Kevin
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kathleen and BrightAngel's Discussion on Why We Get Fat
Replies: 228
Views: 67757

Ezekiel 4:9 - Take also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and spelt, and put them in one vessel, and make bread of it... The original low-carb bread recipe. It's delicious and quite filling, especially with peanut butter. ;) Chapter 11 A Primer on the Regulation of Fat...
by Kevin
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: RJ's check in
Replies: 71
Views: 20062

You sound like you are doing really great.

If you averaged 4 pounds a month, you'd lose 50 pounds in a year... which your doctor would be *very* impressed with.
by Kevin
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone not weigh themselves?
Replies: 33
Views: 13354

Re: Anyone not weigh themselves?

I weigh once a week, on the same day, under the same conditions. I do it first thing in the morning Friday morning, before I've eaten, but after I've "emptied what's full." I have been doing this for over a month. I decided not to weigh myself for one month and I lost weight. Not as much as I wanted...
by Kevin
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Shelly's Daily Check in
Replies: 17
Views: 4871

It sounds like you are doing well. Congratulations!
by Kevin
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kathleen and BrightAngel's Discussion on Why We Get Fat
Replies: 228
Views: 67757

Absolutely. I suspect that folks that are very responsive to carbohydrate over-produce insulin, driving blood glucose levels low, decreasing the amount of glucose available for cell energy (making you feel weak and shaky), and increasing the amount of energy stored as fat. Now because your blood glu...
by Kevin
Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kathleen and BrightAngel's Discussion on Why We Get Fat
Replies: 228
Views: 67757

Just a very minor correction... the body always secretes a small amount of insulin. The purpose of insulin is to enable cells to take up glucose from the blood for energy. That glucose may come directly from carbs you eat, or indirectly from the body's processing of it's own energy stores (fat) into...
by Kevin
Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: TexArk's Musings
Replies: 246
Views: 114088

Re: THAWING TODAY

I'm glad the weather's breaking. It's been pretty tough all over, but not as tough as it has been for you. Finally, we should thaw out enough today to get out of the motel room! Here's hoping that the car starts. We have to stay in motel another week, but at least I can get to the grocery store now....
by Kevin
Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My S Day was scary, uncomfortable and also successful?
Replies: 6
Views: 2078

I ate three little ginger cookies after lunch today (used to be I could eat these all day). It was a fairly big lunch, too, with a bigger than usual serving of yogurt. I didn't feel so great afterwards. Too much food. It's something that sort of happens after a few weeks of No-Sing. You just don't w...
by Kevin
Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: coffee's daily check-in
Replies: 60
Views: 18677

Is tea a fourth meal? I have no problem with that, I'm just wondering, too. I wonder how many cultures have four meals (one of them being a late afternoon pick-me-up).
by Kevin
Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Sharpie's Accounting of Days
Replies: 28
Views: 10185

Wait, you have fresh veggie day at work? Where there is cut up broccoli, peppers, carrots, etc? And fruit? What a different idea... No S failure yesterday- it was fresh veggie day at work. Lots of delicious chopped veggies and pineapple. I abstained last week... but not yesterday. I felt like I 'des...
by Kevin
Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Noel's 2011 Check-In
Replies: 186
Views: 79862

What love. I'm touched from 600 miles away. She's lucky to have you... I hope that things are working out and that she's just launching her life's adventure. Peace! ... I got some bad news today. It looks like my... well technically my stepdaughter, but dammit, the girl is my DAUGHTER, I don't give ...
by Kevin
Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gummi's Daily Check In
Replies: 23
Views: 5626

If things have been that hard, then go easy on yourself. Just move on. How much would you have comforted yourself with food a few weeks ago? A lot worse, probably, right?

Fall down. Get up. Move on.
by Kevin
Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

Happy weekend everyone. Friday 2/4 - Success. I'm going for a walk tomorrow (I cannot believe how jazzed I am). It's been snowy, icy, and dark when I'm home. I went from walking an average of six miles a day to zippy las week when the snow and ice storms started. Saturday morning me and the dog are ...
by Kevin
Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: magicman's Check In
Replies: 123
Views: 36945

You're still a tough guy, and I'm still impressed. :) Long time since I checked in here. I've had some ups and downs, but I'm currently down to 362. I've had my ups and downs but on average over time I'm still losing weight. I'm confident that over time, eventually I will get down to my target weigh...
by Kevin
Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: coffee's daily check-in
Replies: 60
Views: 18677

Life sometimes interferes with your best intentions. It does not sound like a failure of epic proportions. Overall, it sounds like you are doing really well. 03/02/11: FAILURE. It's pretty disappointing that I had a failure so close to the 21 day mark, but it felt worth it at the time -- in retrospe...
by Kevin
Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I hate it when I do this...
Replies: 6
Views: 2104

I love surprises!
by Kevin
Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 61432

I noticed you thought you were cheating by having plain yoghurt (yogurt) and fruit after your evening meal... would that little serving fit on your plate (in a small bowl, for convenience)? I find that meals should have at least four things to be satisfying (I wish I could remember who it was that r...
by Kevin
Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Shamrockmommy Checks In (a New Leaf)
Replies: 17
Views: 5714

Good luck, Tiffani. I too am back at this after forfeiting all my success on the altar of "boy this tastes good." :) Yesterday was GREEN :) Need to find some markers to use on my calendar, was never very good at doing habitcal. B: tuna steak, banana, 2 eggs. So I figure, barring every other thought ...
by Kevin
Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fear of not eating healthy enough
Replies: 31
Views: 11091

wosnes, I agree with you (and others). The only food I will not eat is hydrogenated oil. I limit highly refined carbs, but I'm not a complete purist about them. Sometimes you have to eat what's convenient. I just don't think laboratory-created or carbohydrate-refinery foods are good for you. But tha...
by Kevin
Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fear of not eating healthy enough
Replies: 31
Views: 11091

To quote Reinhard's No S Diet definition: There are just three rules and one exception: No Snacks No Sweets No Seconds Except (sometimes) on days that start with "S". There were times when I did this successfully with four meals. Two of them were smaller. Actually, one of them was just enough to all...
by Kevin
Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fear of not eating healthy enough
Replies: 31
Views: 11091

Food for thought (sorry): No-S doesn't specify 3 meals, per se. If you wanted to eat four meals a day, there is nothing in No-S that says you can't. ... I think it would be hard to eat the amount of vegetables & fruit that I think would be ideal for promoting health in 3 meals without stuffing mysel...
by Kevin
Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

Thanks for stopping in, funfuture. I've been on this road before (Mine is the very first post in the 21 Club - then I slipped off track for a couple of years). I know I haven't really lost that much weight yet. When the ice and snow goes and I can start walking again, I'll lose it fast enough. I don...
by Kevin
Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Third Time Lucky!
Replies: 165
Views: 61432

That's definitely what I find. I do very little snacking on S days (unless I've been working hard outside or something).
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And keeping my treats to meal times when that fits with S day social life. What I find is that once I start snacking on an S day, it spirals out of contro
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by Kevin
Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Harpista's Check-In
Replies: 116
Views: 69784

Re: Chugging along

It sounds like you have a plan you can live with, that you have a baseline, and that's a great thing. Once you have a plan, you can make adjustments if it is not working for you, but you can't make adjustments to something you can't measure. So keep up the good work! I currently average about 2 succ...
by Kevin
Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fear of not eating healthy enough
Replies: 31
Views: 11091

Re: Fear of not eating healthy enough

There is nothing about No-S that precludes you from making healthy food choices for your meals. One thing that is getting in my way of making a commitment to following no s is a fear that I won't eat healthy enough (to prevent heart disease, colon cancer, etc.). Yet, I really don't eat all that well...
by Kevin
Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:35 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

Tuesday February 1 - Success Wednesday February 2 - Success Saw 184 on the scale last night, but I'm sure I will be heavier tomorrow. Still, I feel like I'm doing okay. Absolutely stir-crazy with the snow, though. I would love to walk, but it just isn't safe - it's mostly icy. Oh well. The ice will ...
by Kevin
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reinhard's 2010 "during"
Replies: 31
Views: 14904

You look very fit and your daughters are beautiful.
by Kevin
Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

Monday January 31 - Success
by Kevin
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:56 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Travis Sherry's Daily Check In
Replies: 45
Views: 12620

Brush off the mud. Have a laugh at yourself. You already know what to do with the horse.

You're doing great. Really. You're doing great.
by Kevin
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Karen's Check-in
Replies: 18
Views: 5566

I definitely find I can delay lunch a lot more easily than I can manage the hungries at 5:00 when dinner is at 7:00. At lunch, I'm staring No-S in the eye saying "Pfft. I'm tougher than you." At 5:00 p.m., I'm a 98 pound weakling, getting sand kicked in my face by No S. Wise choice putting off lunch...
by Kevin
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gummi's Daily Check In
Replies: 23
Views: 5626

I wouldn't try too hard on an S day. I mean, it's a really good idea to ask yourself "do I really want this" and then "am I hungry, and is this worth the calories", then say "I'll have it in five minutes", you know, be a little selective. But, if you want it... eat it. Sooner than not you'll settle ...
by Kevin
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kathleen and BrightAngel's Discussion on Why We Get Fat
Replies: 228
Views: 67757

And if you a person that tended towards fat storage ate a "normal" amount of food, that person would not have a "normal" amount of energy for day to day activities, because their body would be storing it as fat? That does make an unfortunate sense. ... and some bodies tend toward fat storage. ...
by Kevin
Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 390046

I will keep him in my prayers. http://smilies.sofrayt.com/eng/crying15.gif Today, my only sister's dear husband is still in the hospital and is having yet another emergency surgery on his spine... ...this will be the 7th lengthy surgery within the past month, the last 4 of which have been due to com...
by Kevin
Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What an S Day can look like
Replies: 6
Views: 2657

I think that's a very nice demonstration of the important, but often overlooked adverb in Reinhard's original description: sometimes.
by Kevin
Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Exdieter's Daily Check-in
Replies: 35
Views: 11693

It sounds like you are doing very well. Good work!
by Kevin
Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gettheweightoff's Check In
Replies: 58
Views: 13954

It sounds like you have gained a lot of insight into what sets you off. You mentioned Ezekiel bread, which is made with a combination of flours - including bean flours - which provide quite a bit of protein and much less carbohydrate. And you shunned the cookies (highly refined carbs and fat). It lo...
by Kevin
Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: workout suggestions...
Replies: 7
Views: 2579

There's another post in this forum about a weigh lifting personal trainer's recommendation for "getting ripped" - walk 40 or so minutes a day on an empty stomach. My personal experience is that the best way to flatten your belly and get rid of belly fat - assuming you are doing some resistance work ...
by Kevin
Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

It's Saturday. My son had a match so I did not do as much exercise as I would have liked. Then again, I would not have had much to do as there is snow everywhere I would normally walk (making it unsafe, not merely inconvenient). Oh well. Sunday was fine, too. I still have nowhere to walk and that's ...
by Kevin
Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone here do No-S without S Days?
Replies: 15
Views: 4827

You do not have to eat more than you want to on S days. If you arrive at an S day and do not want to eat snacks, sweets, or seconds, then don't. Often, on S days, I just have seconds. Today I had two pieces of pizza at lunch where I would normally have had one. I don't snack much. I might have a coo...
by Kevin
Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Shelly's Daily Check in
Replies: 17
Views: 4871

Snow days are not S days, but Birthdays are. You have the right to your birthday as an S day. Saturday, too! By the way, I sent you a personal message (PM), neighbor. Wow, my first Snow day and I totally fell of the Wagon so I decided to make it an S day. Today is my birthday but I didn't plan on ce...
by Kevin
Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why do people keep asking if I've lost weight?
Replies: 7
Views: 3678

I don't think there is any question that getting on a moderate diet will make you look like you've lost weight before you have. Maybe Blithe is right and it's just a redistribution of water weight or something. But don't you feel a little lighter too? I have really only lost a couple of pounds, but ...
by Kevin
Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

Day 16 Thursday - Success

Day 17 Friday - Success

The snow has really killed my ability to walk. Oh, well. Gonna have to find something else to do for a week or so.
by Kevin
Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:24 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: glimmergrrl's daily check in
Replies: 15
Views: 4194

Re: glimmergrrl's daily check in

Try the Pomegranate white tea if they have it at your local TJ.
glimmergrrl wrote:day one for me. drank A LOT of hot tea with a splash of milk and splenda. LOVE Trader Joe's blueberry green tea...

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by Kevin
Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hunger Between Meals
Replies: 11
Views: 3894

I would have gone to the first one, the second one, the third one, then cut across the field to get back to the first one, just on the odd chance that they might have started giving out juice. :)

When I was a kid, I mean.
by Kevin
Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Micro-Managing Our Health
Replies: 11
Views: 3717

Over43 wrote:Noel,

That was/is an excellent article, thank you. I think the only "exception" to this was ancient Rome. If you could get out of childhood alive in the Roman Empire you could expect to live to be 78.
If you weren't a slave. :)
by Kevin
Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 400 Calorie Fix
Replies: 10
Views: 3531

It sort of seems oxymoronic. A bagel, by definition, is boiled first (so the inside is cooked, but chewy) then baked (so the outside is crunchy). If it's a "thin", it's just bagel-shaped bread. I've had them. I wanted the "everything" toppings on sandwich bread. They were... okay. wosnes, a friend o...
by Kevin
Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Avoiding a binge
Replies: 5
Views: 2154

Re: Avoiding a binge

I've had the same feeling. I think it is important not to beat yourself up. Finish the snack and have a good laugh at your weak-@ss self, get up and do something that will keep you busy for a while, get you out of your head. Sigh. I just "caved" and ate a snack on an N day. Not a big deal in the gra...
by Kevin
Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is this normal re: my meals?
Replies: 6
Views: 2406

I am definitely pickier. I had to have a meal "out" Tuesday night on the way to my son's match and I finally decided...

...to postpone dinner until I got home. Fast food just wasn't going to cut it.
by Kevin
Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Kevin's (new) Daily Check-in
Replies: 57
Views: 21869

Day 15 (Wednesday) - Succcess

Shoveled a lot of snow tonight...