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by kbits
Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal for IPOD Touch
Replies: 75
Views: 69329

Thanks Reinhard, that's a really useful mod. Works great on my IPhone 4. Look forward to purchasing the app thru ITunes when it comes out!!!
by kbits
Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal for IPOD Touch
Replies: 75
Views: 69329

Hey, that looks pretty swell. Looking forward to it! Actually, why not call it Habit Calculator (in the apps store) and make sure you use the word "HabitCal" somewhere in the description? That will make it turn up for searches on either Habitcal (along with the other app, but so what?) and habit, ha...
by kbits
Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal for IPOD Touch
Replies: 75
Views: 69329

That's good to hear -- maybe there's not much to do, then. I've messed around with it a bit in my ipod touch but not enough to get a sense of how painful it would be to do it regularly. Those of you who are eager to get a full blown app / more mobilized version, let me know what you'd most like to ...
by kbits
Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:55 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal for IPOD Touch
Replies: 75
Views: 69329

Thanks Reinhard - I really appreciate your hard work. Looking forward to it when it's done.

Quick question: will the online HabitCal synch with the mobile version (and vice versa) or are they to be completely separate? (Ie: If I update one, will it reflect in the other?)
by kbits
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal for IPOD Touch
Replies: 75
Views: 69329

Just another bump for the Iphone/Ipod version of HabitCal - hope it's coming along well? Dare we ask for an ETA? :) Have money, will buy app! :) One feature that might be useful is to have multiple checks to one item. So I might have something like "drink glass of water": tapping it once would turn ...
by kbits
Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal for IPOD Touch
Replies: 75
Views: 69329

Am definitely interested in a Android version and would willingly pay for it.

Any progress, Reinhard?
by kbits
Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal version 2
Replies: 18
Views: 40113

*applauds*
by kbits
Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Huh - how *did* that happen?!
Replies: 7
Views: 2885

What's interesting to me is that there were periods of seeming inactivity...then a small drop etc. I'm glad I only weighed myself sporadically. If I had been watching the scales more closely I might have panicked. I wish I had taken some before and durings too - everyone who hasn't seen me for a whi...
by kbits
Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Personal Olympics
Replies: 71
Views: 77734

Bumping thread in order to remind Reinhard to program those medal to auto-show up on HabitCalc :)
by kbits
Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Huh - how *did* that happen?!
Replies: 7
Views: 2885

:)

Thank you :) The thing is...it doesn't feel like I'm doing...anything unusual. Just eating the same ol' same ol' :D (Have developed a habit of plugging inbetween meals with a glass of milk or tea if needed) Kinda like cheating :). Almost too easy. I pretty much stuck to Vanilla No-S...those magical ...
by kbits
Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Huh - how *did* that happen?!
Replies: 7
Views: 2885

Huh - how *did* that happen?!

13 lbs in 3 months. My habitcalc isn't spotless, but it's pretty good

http://tinyurl.com/5w8kef

Huh. Huh indeed! :)
by kbits
Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How numbers lie (or: how you can do right and go wrong?)
Replies: 13
Views: 4391

You're thinner, faster, stronger, and somehow have less muscle? That doesn't make sense. No it doesn't. Being a science type myself, I just can't leave well enough alone. So I went and talked to the operator today. I specifically asked "how can this be?" The reply was -slight calibration error on o...
by kbits
Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How numbers lie (or: how you can do right and go wrong?)
Replies: 13
Views: 4391

Second verse, much like the first :) One thing I'm noting is that - in fact - it's a pretty easy "habit" to eat more protein 1662 calories Fat: 57g Carbs: 178 g Protein: 98g Alcohol: 0g Bfast: Quick oats with milk and fortified Nesquik Lunch: Medium sized lean beef burger *2 scrambled eggs with Berg...
by kbits
Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Introducing new habits to habitcalc - when?
Replies: 4
Views: 5762

That's interesting... I'm guessing sleep / diet / exercise are of course the biggies. After that...what comes next in your list of priorities? Perhaps "tasks" is a sneaky way of keeping it to 4...but really doing much more than four things, without creating a sense of being overwhelmed? (general que...
by kbits
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are you male or female?
Replies: 29
Views: 7283

You know, I can't remember exactly how I found out about No-s either.... a mention on another site would be my guess, but I can't recall which. Might have been ironsports.tv....
by kbits
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Introducing new habits to habitcalc - when?
Replies: 4
Views: 5762

Introducing new habits to habitcalc - when?

On previous occasions, I have had upto 5-6 habits being tracked on habit calc, right from the get go. As you can imagine, this turned out to be a disaster: one habit might be going well but then another might not be, then I would start to berate myself until eventually walking away from the whole to...
by kbits
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Easy and Hard
Replies: 14
Views: 3857

Hmmm... Not indulging the sweet tooth after dinner....but that seems to be fading too. Snacking seems really close to the surface - that is, least well controlled so far. If I didn't 'fence around the law', I could easily see how it could get out of control ("C'mon....it's just a piece of cheese! Ch...
by kbits
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are you male or female?
Replies: 29
Views: 7283

Currently, females "outweigh" males (pardon the pun) about 4:1

Still too early to call it definitively, but I wonder if this is in fact close to the overall pattern here?

(keep voting, folks!)
by kbits
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How numbers lie (or: how you can do right and go wrong?)
Replies: 13
Views: 4391

I'll give the calorie counting a few more days, just to see if there is a trend that develops. FWIW, I think even pre No-s I wasn't getting more than 1800-2000 a day - and was neither gaining nor losing weight. Keep in mind though that Fitday.com is only a "guesstimate" (+/- 10-20%) (So much for the...
by kbits
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How numbers lie (or: how you can do right and go wrong?)
Replies: 13
Views: 4391

Just for fun, here is todays food log. Note that I took extra special care to 'up' my protein intake. I suspect it was much lower than this, which could explain the muscle loss - Bfast: 4 pieces of toast with Cottage Cheese 1 glass of whole milk with fortified Nesquik Lunch: 2 Hardboiled eggs + curr...
by kbits
Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are you male or female?
Replies: 29
Views: 7283

Are you male or female?

Thought it might be interesting to get some demographic info of current No-sers
by kbits
Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How numbers lie (or: how you can do right and go wrong?)
Replies: 13
Views: 4391

I'm not especially concerned over it, truth be told. If I can lose muscle mass this quickly, I can sure as heck put it back on. My strength, as measured by 1RM in the squat hasn't decreased, and my power output as measured by force plates and accelerometers has *improved*. (Of course, there may be o...
by kbits
Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Will this diet work for someone who needs to lose 5-10 lbs?
Replies: 10
Views: 3572

I just lost 8 lbs in 3 somethings weeks doing No s

*shrugs*
by kbits
Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Vanilla No S Weight Loss
Replies: 5
Views: 2211

It's looks great :) I'm gonna steal the format and make my own.

Who doesn't love a good chart :)
by kbits
Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How numbers lie (or: how you can do right and go wrong?)
Replies: 13
Views: 4391

blueskighs For the duration of the study - so as to not fuddle any results - I have limited my exercise to just what what was prescribed. That is: 3 times a week: twice a week of unweighted plyometrics (x reps for y sets), once a week of weighted plyometrics (x sets for y reps at 30% of 1 repetition...
by kbits
Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How numbers lie (or: how you can do right and go wrong?)
Replies: 13
Views: 4391

How numbers lie (or: how you can do right and go wrong?)

Allow me to regale you with a tale woe :? I'm part of a study at my university on power and strength training, as it impacts sprint performance (amongst other things). As part of this study, I get frequent (monthly) DEXA scans (Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry). DEXA is considered the 'gold medal st...
by kbits
Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The spirit of self experimentation
Replies: 0
Views: 1257

The spirit of self experimentation

Does the Truth Lie Within? By STEPHEN J. DUBNER and STEVEN D. LEVITT The Accidental Diet Seth Roberts is a 52-year-old psychology professor at the University of California at Berkeley. If you knew Roberts 25 years ago, you might remember him as a man with problems. He had acne, and most days he woke...
by kbits
Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Vanilla No S Weight Loss
Replies: 5
Views: 2211

Rose -

What software did you use to graph that? It doesn't look like the bog standard Excel chart?
by kbits
Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Vanilla No S Weight Loss
Replies: 5
Views: 2211

I feel your pain: the weight loss is s-l-o-w Logically however, there's *no* real reason why it shouldn't occur, as long as you've had more successful days then failures, haven't gone too nuts on the weekend and have kept portion sizes in check. Calories out > Calories in = you win Other then that.....
by kbits
Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Metrics of Muscle Gain
Replies: 18
Views: 4389

Great job! One tidbit I'd like to add: If they used calipers, electric impedance or worse, measuring tape, you should know that the % the give can be an OVER-ESTIMATE by 2-5%. In all likelyhood your % is lower than you think. (Of the lot, the calipers are most accurate if used correctly) One simple ...
by kbits
Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: What is a "normal" amount of walking?
Replies: 9
Views: 9089

Oz is a very car intensive society, on account of everything being so far apart. My home town has an urban sprawl of 130km. Fortunately, it has one of the best public transport systems on Earth. Re: Olden tymes - I read a statistic once that said it was closer to 20,000 steps or 5-7km - sorry, no ci...
by kbits
Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: various tips for beginners.....
Replies: 28
Views: 8100

Exercise Don't hide it (hammer) away. Place it somewhere where you go often. It won't get in the way Reduce inertia. Workout in the closest big space. If you've got a loungeroom and an quarter acre block out the back? Work out in the loungeroom. Reduce inertia! Have a copy or keep on monitor Reinha...
by kbits
Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Recomendation for an MP3 player
Replies: 17
Views: 14137

I got one of these for $99. Mine has 2GB internal memory with provision of more via SD cards. It also has an inbuilt microphone for recording voice and plays MP4's. http://www.tesora.com.au/Olin_MP3_MP4_Media_Player_1.5_LCD_screen__10425.htm Very light (~100g) and about the size of a credit card. Th...
by kbits
Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Other "diets" you've tried?
Replies: 8
Views: 2790

Ah. Should have used 'strange' or 'weird' + diet as my search terms. Obvious in hindsight :oops:
by kbits
Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Other "diets" you've tried?
Replies: 8
Views: 2790

Other "diets" you've tried?

Just was wanting to read some of the other ideas folks had tried in managing their food intake and what the results were? Call it a 'diet review' if you will. For example, I went on a strict 'twigs and berries' diet (aka - nothing you couldn't kill or gather in 100,000 BC). It worked - as most thing...
by kbits
Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: If hunger is not the problem, food is not the answer
Replies: 23
Views: 6053

The idea of 'food as medicine' is a pretty interesting one to me. If food can heal, then surely it can harm. I get the feeling the concept is increasingly popular and not just with the avid nutra-ceutical crowd For example, I just finished a S day, which was closer to what my pre-noS days were like....
by kbits
Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: sandbagging
Replies: 6
Views: 2640

Sandbags are the implement du jure at the moment. Having said that, I hate the friggen things - heavy and uncooperative :P

Give me a nice, clean, simple barbell or sledge any day...sandies are too much like hard work (tm) :D
by kbits
Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do YOU optimize your oatmeal?
Replies: 25
Views: 7223

I like to add half or a full tablespoon of low(er) fat peanut butter. For me, it gives the oatmeal an sense of "I'm eating something" rather than a "did I just eat a bowl of cement?". Sometimes add in some "3 fruits" tinned fruit - although I find that can make it too watery. It occurs to me that it...
by kbits
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Year of the Potato
Replies: 7
Views: 2280

Well, there is a diet book called "Potatoes, not Prozac".... maybe it was onto something? :>
by kbits
Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Personal Olympics
Replies: 71
Views: 77734

Thanks Reinhard - I'd really love to see those features. I dunno what it is about putting ticks into boxes....or getting gold stars...that works so darn well. Actually, come to think, maybe because it's so titchy and special at the same time that makes us crave it. According to Cialdini, it's the fa...
by kbits
Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eat less, live longer (Calorie restriction theory)
Replies: 13
Views: 4073

Good call. That's always been a sticking point for me too with the CR stuff.

Longevity vs Quality of Life.

Dunno - maybe some ex-CR folks (if they're here?) can chime in?
by kbits
Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not a good idea
Replies: 46
Views: 73824

I think a lot of us have issues with going a little nuts on the S-days. I wonder if maybe the S-days should be called "1-s" days? That is, you can indulge one of the S's - snack, sweet or second - once per S day?

Or is that too complicated to remember? What say you?
by kbits
Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:13 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Urban ranger (and shovelglove?) translates to running!
Replies: 11
Views: 14551

Also, just to add. Here are some ways to (cheaply and relatively simply) test your "Cardiovascular system". http://www.brianmac.co.uk/eval.htm Scroll down to where it says "Submaximal VO2 max" testing. The step test one is pretty simple, but Urban rangers might like the Rockport walking test instead...
by kbits
Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:54 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Urban ranger (and shovelglove?) translates to running!
Replies: 11
Views: 14551

Increasing your strength (either by walking quickly, squatting movements with shovelglove, stairs etc) WILL increase your running ability, without necessarily impacting cardiovascular systems (eg: VO2max). eg: http://jap.physiology.org/cgi/content/abstract/86/5/1527 In this case, what applies to 'at...
by kbits
Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question for Noel: protein
Replies: 10
Views: 3111

Re: Question for Noel: protein

I've been looking at a bunch of bodybuilding sites. Most of them are of course for guys. They say that if you are "training" (as if), you should eat 1 g protein per pound of body weight. If I were to apply that to my ideal weight, that would be a minimum of 95 g a day! If I eat my custom designed v...
by kbits
Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:29 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Two-Hour-Tether (or better name someone else comes up with)
Replies: 5
Views: 6540

The OCD in me loves that site, KCCC!
by kbits
Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eat less, live longer (Calorie restriction theory)
Replies: 13
Views: 4073

Eat less, live longer (Calorie restriction theory)

Dunno if this has been discussed here before, but it certainly is interesting! So what started all of this voluntary restriction? CR Society members point to a body of research starting with mice, and since extended to rats, dogs, cows, and a number of other animals showing that animals with restric...
by kbits
Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: FatHead: The movie
Replies: 3
Views: 1822

I would like to see the movie. I've seen Supersize Me, and I like documentaries....even if I don't agree with everything in them, they make you think. I've also enjoyed 'Bowling for Columbine', 'Sicko' , 'A Crude Awakening", 'The 11th Hour", and 'An Inconvienent Truth'. Oh, ya, and 'Who Killed the ...
by kbits
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: FatHead: The movie
Replies: 3
Views: 1822

FatHead: The movie

Now, please don't let this distract you from No-S diet. It's simply a fun post (hey, I figure I keep participating on the forums, I have to stay accountable for my habitcalc) According to some, fat isn't as evil as claimed....nor is it a panacea. Still, after SuperSize me, some of you might like to ...
by kbits
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:19 am
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: Help What can you eat for lunch?
Replies: 2
Views: 5623

You're worried about the fat content of PB&J I take it? You might be amused and assuaged by this, then http://www.youtube.com/user/FatHeadMovie Long story short: No-S = portion control, not content control per se. (If you go to that guys site, you can see the sample McDonalds portion control diet he...
by kbits
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: HabitCalc: French test or English test?
Replies: 8
Views: 2868

HabitCalc: French test or English test?

Back in the day, English tests were scored by correct answers to questions. That is, you start with 0 and gain a maximum of 100% Conversely, French tests worked in the other direction: start with 100% and then lose points for every wrong answer. With that in mind, what's your preference for the habi...
by kbits
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A little trick to fool the mind
Replies: 7
Views: 3066

Yeah I get that too sometimes. I find that chewing on a ice cube works quite well. You can freeze them with a touch of salt or some cordial. V8 etc if you so desire for flavour. There's something about *eating* it that draws your attention to the task, vs drinking. Maybe that's just me - call it tra...
by kbits
Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Some new exercises?
Replies: 1
Views: 5935

Some new exercises?

Perhaps these have been mentioned before, but just in case they haven't http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=clubbells&search_type= Some of these folks take themselves way too seriously but they do have some nifty exercise. And heck, if you're feeling inspired by them....OTOH, if you're not, ...
by kbits
Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you eat for Breakfast????
Replies: 29
Views: 7577

Whatever's the quickest and healthiest, given time available and what's in the fridge :-) Which is ironic really and goes to prove that habit is powerful and dumb - you just keep doing what you keep doing.... So - Sometimes oats with tinned fruit or peanut butter, sometimes toast with baked beans or...
by kbits
Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: 20 minute fitness
Replies: 2
Views: 3066

20 minute fitness

Just wanted to mention a site I found personally interesting. It might remind some folk of the ancient 5BX plan. It's not quite as discrete and self contained as shovelglove (admitedly, these might be issues?) but perhaps it might offer a different perspective to "schedulistically insignificant exer...
by kbits
Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 2
Views: 1305

Hi all

Just wanted to say a short hello to everyone. This is the...3rd time? 4th? I've started No-s. A couple of times I made the mistake of giving up after no immediate results (~2-3 weeks) or perhaps even gaining a little. "I'm *gaining* weight? What the hell is that all about?!?!". A couple of other tim...
by kbits
Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Personal Olympics
Replies: 71
Views: 77734

I wonder...would it be possible to add an icon or something to the Habitcalc so it could automatically give you a gold, silver or bronze? That is - it count's the green, yellows and reds and gives you a little medal at the top of the chart at the end of the month? (technically I suppose you could ch...