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Just wanted to complement you on your site and systems!

Post by dai479 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:35 pm

Great site!! Very clean and great ideas! Definitely going to recommend it to others!

I just found your site last night and have enjoyed the podcast and articles!

I started my own weight loss habit and exercise program almost a year and have lost over 80 lbs. So I definitely know the power of habits!

I've mainly been using the treadmill and some free weights at home but am really interested in your shovelglove!! I'm heading out soon to get the sledge! It looks like a fun way to keep in shape!

Anyway, keep up the good work!

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Post by reinhard » Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:20 pm

Thank you, dai! This means a lot coming from someone who's lost double my numbers!

Best wishes getting started shugging and looking forward to hearing more,


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Post by gratefuldeb67 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:41 pm

Hi Dai :)
You will love SG!
It packs a whallop and is infinitely more fun that plain free weights.
Let us know how it goes!
Congrats on your weight loss!
That's amazing!
Let us know what you have been doing? Is it similar to NoS?

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I just started a habit of eating less... And...

Post by dai479 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:27 am

I used Diet Power to keep track of all I ate. And I did a lot of treadmill. I would get on it and do it for 2 hours! I was burning 1100 calories at a time. During this I was doing some free weights and so far so good! As far as the treadmill I was doing 10% incline and fairly low speed. Now I will get on and do 3.5 mph at 10% incline for 80 minutes or so from time to time, but have switched to a little 30 minute daily routine.

Basically I was eating strange stuff that I liked. Like green beans and walnuts. And keeping some good supplements and vitamins going. Hey it was weird, but it worked. I lost 40 lbs in 15 weeks at my max.

Been kinda going slower lately and still eating weird things I like. Right now my diet consist of plain uncooked oats. I mix this with raisins, dried apricots and almonds with just a sprinkle of Stevia natural sweetener for extra sweet goodness. It is like a super natural trail mix. I also drink a few Probolic-SR Protein MHP Chocolate shakes. This all adds up to 155% nutrition quotient on Diet Power and gives me about 2200 calories per day. (The only part about what I eat I don't like is the sucrose in the MHP. I'd rather it be unsweetened so I could add something more natural, but the nutrition on the MHP is pretty amazing.)

Since I pretty much eat the same thing every day it is easy to keep up. Like I said it is weird, but works for me. I went from a 44 pant to a 34!!

I do every once in a while have a special day and eat a bit of the old stuff!! Like a Sonic burger or eat out at a restaurant, but 98% of the time I eat what I am supposed to!

I did all of it at home. Went from over 290 at my max to about 198 right now. The weights and 10% incline on the treadmill have gave me a pretty good build now. I probably have about 10 or 15 pounds of fat left I am slowly converting to muscle and am hoping the ShovelGlove with help that along! I bought a 12 pounder this afternoon!!

How is that for a crazy habit!! I'm in better shape at 38 than when I was 15. I had always been a "big boned" kid!! :-) Come to find out I WAS just fat after all!!

I don't think of what I'm doing as a diet any more. It's just what I do now, so I hope to keep it up indefinitely.

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