Everyday Systems
Home * Discussion Home
No S Diet * Shovelglove * Urban Ranger
HabitCal
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterJoin! It's free and easy. 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Tyler's Daily Check In- I'm a new guy.

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Everyday Systems Forum Index -> Daily Check In
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Pork Chop



Joined: 14 Dec 2005
Posts: 20
Location: Northern Suburbs, MN

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:24 am    Post subject: Tyler's Daily Check In- I'm a new guy. Reply with quote

Hi all. I need to lose some lard so hopefully this will help keep me accountable. I'm going to Mexico in February for my yearly sanity break so I'm using my vacation as motivation. By the time my motivation begins to lag I will (hopefully) have build up the habit enough so it's painless.

12/12/05, Day 1, Monday

Eating Smile
Exercise Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
carolejo



Joined: 06 Jul 2005
Posts: 1026
Location: Hilversum, The Netherlands.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, Tyler!

Good luck with NoS.

C.
_________________
CaroleJo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Pork Chop



Joined: 14 Dec 2005
Posts: 20
Location: Northern Suburbs, MN

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Carolejo. I ate this way for awhile about a year ago but eventually gave it up because I made it too complicated and kept adding rules which eventually made it unworkable. I'm going to follow the standard NoS diet and leave the other rules as unofficial guidelines.

12/13/05, Day 2, Tuesday

Eating Smile
Exercise= Skipped today. I was a little sore from Monday's workout.

Monday morning I weighed in at 271 lbs. My goal is to reach 240 by February 14 for my vacation and eventually go down to 225 to 230. I'm 6' tall and a long time strength trainer and exercise enthusiast so 225 is actually pretty lean for me.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
reinhard
Site Admin


Joined: 12 Apr 2005
Posts: 5774
Location: Cambridge, MA

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, Tyler.

Good luck on leaving it at "good enough" this time, and may you be a lean pork chop by february.

Reinhard
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Pork Chop



Joined: 14 Dec 2005
Posts: 20
Location: Northern Suburbs, MN

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may even make it to grade A pork loin if I watch myself!

I read something once that encouraged you to "underachieve" in your plans to diet and exercise. Like having a goal to work out for 20 minutes and only do 15. It's beautifully motivating in the fact that as long as you are just doing something, even if it's less than you planned, you still get where you want to go. I actually find that if I plan to underachieve on a workout I end up doing the whole thing anyway. It's "showing up" that's the hard part.

Psychologically, I think this concept works the same way as the NoS and Shovelglove work by making something insignificant enough that you actually do it.

Great job on your websites by the way. Your concepts are golden.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
carolejo



Joined: 06 Jul 2005
Posts: 1026
Location: Hilversum, The Netherlands.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
It's "showing up" that's the hard part.


Oh I'm 100% in agreement on that part, and have already waxed long and lyrical on the subject several times.

Congratulations on showing up! It's the hardest thing to do of all.

Very Happy
C.
_________________
CaroleJo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Pork Chop



Joined: 14 Dec 2005
Posts: 20
Location: Northern Suburbs, MN

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12/14/05, Day 3, Wednesday

Eating Smile
Exercise Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pork Chop



Joined: 14 Dec 2005
Posts: 20
Location: Northern Suburbs, MN

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12/15/05, Day 4, Thursday

Eating- Failure.
Exercise Smile Lots of snow to shovel and blow today.

I didn't eat any carbs with lunch and had a very active afternoon. I ended up with a monster headache in the early evening so I added a meal of apple juice and a Kashi granola bar before supper. I felt much better afterwards. Live and learn. It seems like balanced meals are important to making this all work.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gratefuldeb67



Joined: 21 Apr 2005
Posts: 6169
Location: NY

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Porkchop!
Do you remember Shari Lewis and "Lamb Chop" ??? LOL..

Anyways..Welcome and good luck with your new NoS and 75% success lifestyle~
Really, who needs perfection.. It's too unforgiving!
We need endurance and committment..
Sounds like you are off to a good start...
Peace and Love,
Cool Deb

So what??? Do you like pork chops a lot??? LOL....
I should probably name myself Chicken Wing~ LOL...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pork Chop



Joined: 14 Dec 2005
Posts: 20
Location: Northern Suburbs, MN

PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gratefuldeb67 wrote:
Hi Porkchop!
Do you remember Shari Lewis and "Lamb Chop" ??? LOL..

Anyways..Welcome and good luck with your new NoS and 75% success lifestyle~
Really, who needs perfection.. It's too unforgiving!
We need endurance and committment..
Sounds like you are off to a good start...
Peace and Love,
Cool Deb

So what??? Do you like pork chops a lot??? LOL....
I should probably name myself Chicken Wing~ LOL...


I never really knew what to make of the "lamb chop" show. Somehow it made me want to throw up a little bit. Very Happy Luckily my daughter isn't really into the puppet type shows.

I think you're right on with the endurance and commitment bit. I'm not going to can the entire plan because I occasionally underachieve. It's what you do most of the time that gets you where you need to be.

Pork chop doesn't really mean anthing...though they are pretty tasty! It's sort of a long-standing inside joke I had with my high school buddies.

Thanks for the support Deb!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pork Chop



Joined: 14 Dec 2005
Posts: 20
Location: Northern Suburbs, MN

PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12/16/05, Day 5, Friday
Eating Smile ***
Exercise- not today unless Christmas shopping counts.

***It's my wife's 29th birthday this weekend. We started celebrating early so technically I didn't make it the entire day.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pork Chop



Joined: 14 Dec 2005
Posts: 20
Location: Northern Suburbs, MN

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12/17/05, Day 6, Saturday

Eating Smile Hey, It's an S day. How can I fail?
Exercise Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gratefuldeb67



Joined: 21 Apr 2005
Posts: 6169
Location: NY

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Eating Hey, It's an S day. How can I fail?
Exercise


EXACTLY!

Some people try to control S days instead of enjoying them for what they are.. A much needed mental health day!
Happy birthday to your wife!
You guys are so young! LOL...

Enjoy your Sunday..
Peace,
Cool Deb
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pork Chop



Joined: 14 Dec 2005
Posts: 20
Location: Northern Suburbs, MN

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12/18/05, Day 7, Sunday

Eating Smile
Exercise Smile

Sledding and making "igloos" can be good exercise and good exercise can be fun if you let it. Smile


Last edited by Pork Chop on Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:19 pm; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pork Chop



Joined: 14 Dec 2005
Posts: 20
Location: Northern Suburbs, MN

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gratefuldeb67 wrote:

Some people try to control S days instead of enjoying them for what they are.. A much needed mental health day!
Happy birthday to your wife!
You guys are so young! LOL...


Thanks Deb! We had a great weekend.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gratefuldeb67



Joined: 21 Apr 2005
Posts: 6169
Location: NY

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boy I really hope we get a good snowstorm soon! There's no point in Winter without sleighriding!!!
Yeah it's good exercise alright! I usually have to drag the sled back up the hill~ LOL... Normally, after sled riding my legs are trashed!!!

My son loves to snow board! He is sooo cool!~
Have a nice week..
Peace,
Cool Deb
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pork Chop



Joined: 14 Dec 2005
Posts: 20
Location: Northern Suburbs, MN

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gratefuldeb67 wrote:
Boy I really hope we get a good snowstorm soon! There's no point in Winter without sleighriding!!!
Yeah it's good exercise alright! I usually have to drag the sled back up the hill~ LOL... Normally, after sled riding my legs are trashed!!!

My son loves to snow board! He is sooo cool!~
Have a nice week..
Peace,
Cool Deb


We've got about a foot or so from last week's storms. My daughter just turned 3 so really playing outside is mostly about fun for her and work for me. One of her favorite things is to throw snow 'rocks' on my freshly shoveled driveway. Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pork Chop



Joined: 14 Dec 2005
Posts: 20
Location: Northern Suburbs, MN

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12/19/05, Day 9, Monday

Eating- Failure!
Exercise- Failure!

12/20/05, Day 10, Tuesday

Eating- Failure!
Exercise- Failure!

Being at home with a sick family isn't fun. I've been working at home lately because my new work computer still hasn't shown up. Monday I actually followed plan but ended up having a bedtime comfort food snack. I gave up for today and am looking forward to tomorrow. I can't exercise because my home is my gym and sick people don't like me throwing weights around and grunting. I might try to get some Chi Kung in this evening though.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gratefuldeb67



Joined: 21 Apr 2005
Posts: 6169
Location: NY

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if you are the sick one, but sick days are S days... Maybe you can be an "honorary" sick person!

Yes it stinks to be cooped up with people who are feeling crummy!
My son just got better this morning but we spent the whole weekend indoors because of his cold... Fortunately it wasn't a really horrible one!
Thank you Lord!

Hope you all get well soon and don't worry about S'sing while people are convalescing (SP? Shocked )
Hey I made a rhyme!
LOL..

Peace and Love,
Cool Deb
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pork Chop



Joined: 14 Dec 2005
Posts: 20
Location: Northern Suburbs, MN

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12/21/05, Day 21, Wednesday

Eating Smile
Exercise Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pork Chop



Joined: 14 Dec 2005
Posts: 20
Location: Northern Suburbs, MN

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gratefuldeb67 wrote:
Not sure if you are the sick one, but sick days are S days... Maybe you can be an "honorary" sick person!

Yes it stinks to be cooped up with people who are feeling crummy!
My son just got better this morning but we spent the whole weekend indoors because of his cold... Fortunately it wasn't a really horrible one!
Thank you Lord!

Hope you all get well soon and don't worry about S'sing while people are convalescing (SP? Shocked )
Hey I made a rhyme!
LOL..

Peace and Love,
Cool Deb


Thanks Deb. I never really thought about sick days as being S days. I wasn't the sick one but I like the "honorary" sick person concept. Maybe we can make Mondays and Fridays honorary S days too? Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
carolejo



Joined: 06 Jul 2005
Posts: 1026
Location: Hilversum, The Netherlands.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now now! Steady on there with the crazytalk! Laughing

Next thing you'll be printing out your own version of the gregorian calendar, with Smonday, Stuesday, Swednesday....

Twisted Evil

Glad it's going a little better now. Hope everyone is back to 100% fit in no time.

C.
_________________
CaroleJo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
gratefuldeb67



Joined: 21 Apr 2005
Posts: 6169
Location: NY

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes this is getting a bit S excessive now!

But in all seriousness, sick days are definitely S days...

That is, if you are the "sick" one...
I always feel that when you really have a bunch of people around you who are sick and you are caring for them, it's almost more stressful than being the sick one...

Stuesday???
Sounds like a day to make Stew...
LOL...

Have a great Sthursday! Razz
Love,
Cool Deb
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pork Chop



Joined: 14 Dec 2005
Posts: 20
Location: Northern Suburbs, MN

PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12/22/05, Day 22, Thursday

Eating Smile
Exercise Smile

Ok I cheated a bit on the eating. I had seconds at dinner and had dessert afterwards. Technically, I could have fit firsts and seconds on a single plate by getting creative with vertical stacking and I could maybe stretch a bit and use desert in lieu of the meal I skipped but it's still cheating. I had a great workout though.

I went to the doctor today to get my allergy scrips renewed. My blood pressure was 128/60 or maybe it was 120/68. Either way it's pretty good, I guess. Also, my doctor (who is actually a DO) told me that my ideal weight would be about 252 lbs. given my current lean body weight. I was thinking I need to get below 230 but I guess I'll shoot for 250 and re-evaluate from there.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pork Chop



Joined: 14 Dec 2005
Posts: 20
Location: Northern Suburbs, MN

PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Deb and CarolJo for the laughs and encouragement. I really appreciate it. Back to marking up my calendar now... Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Everyday Systems Forum Index -> Daily Check In All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum