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by wrigleyj
Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Sneaky Saboteurs
Replies: 12
Views: 4175

Deb, Sorry if this comes across as "annoying pedant" but, I think that might be an accurate reflection of my character. The phrase "the proof is in the pudding" is a corruption of the phrase "the proof of the pudding is in the eating". It's one of my pet peeves, especially given that the eating of t...
by wrigleyj
Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Giving blood and S days
Replies: 11
Views: 3805

I usually don't worry, and just eat many biscuits (cookies to USians) and drink plenty afterwards. I was just curious what other people think. I had given blood a couple of times and then I got 2nd hand confirmation that it's important when my grandmother was given 4 units over christmas a couple of...
by wrigleyj
Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New to No-S, with some quick questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2531

Hi, I'm also pretty new to No S, but I think I can answer your questions: 1) Reinhard specifically OKs coffee and tea, and you shouldn't be TOO worried about adding a teaspoon of sugar to your coffee. Sugary soda is obviously not good and diet soda does nasty things to your body (doesn't stop me). T...
by wrigleyj
Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 836
Views: 582088

21 days on habit! My N days have been very good, but this weekend I did crash a bit. What I've taken away is that I don't feel too good when I eat that much (just lots of all sorts of nice things) and I need to be more choosy about my Special foods. So no loss this week but about 5lb down over the 2...
by wrigleyj
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Post Your Proud Moments-I Stayed on Habit and Resisted!
Replies: 101
Views: 40614

Hah, this is just the thread I needed. Last night, on the way home from work my front tyre (on my motorcycle) started to lose air. I was only halfway home and in the middle of nowhere (for the UK) so I foolhardily pressed on. I managed to limp into a petrol station with a totally flat front tyre, wi...
by wrigleyj
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Giving blood and S days
Replies: 11
Views: 3805

Giving blood and S days

This is only my 3rd week of No S (21 days on Sunday, see ) and I haven't used any Special days yet but I find myself pondering a kind of N+S day on monday. I am planning to give blood on monday, and the time is kind of awkward. I won't have time to eat my evening meal before I do it, but by the time...
by wrigleyj
Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal Habit Calendar (Alpha)
Replies: 95
Views: 163484

Reinhard, that would be a very sensible way of doing it IMHO

Joe
by wrigleyj
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: I cannot control my eating of junk food
Replies: 8
Views: 5007

You're in just the right place :-) See Reinhard's other major baby, linked from the top of this very page. The No S Diet. I am beginning my 3rd week of No S and ShovelGlove and it feels great. I've managed to get my habitual snacking on crap under control. The No S Diet also has a forum linked from ...
by wrigleyj
Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Good luck for the upcoming week
Replies: 1
Views: 1446

Good luck for the upcoming week

It's Sunday evening here in the UK and my S days are coming to an end so I just wanted to wish everybody a successful week. It's so nice to have a friendly community who are going through the same thing as me. I don't really mean good luck, but SUCCESS to you all :-) At the end of this week, it will...
by wrigleyj
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal Habit Calendar (Alpha)
Replies: 95
Views: 163484

Start week on...

Reinhard, I know this is a pretty trifling request, but could it be possible to add an option to start the week on a Monday when viewing/editing the calendar? It's probably just me, but I would really like to be able to see all my green squares lined up with the amber ones neatly on the right-hand s...
by wrigleyj
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: No S Diet Results--no pictures ;-)
Replies: 11
Views: 19016

Winnie, I know how you feel about the scale, as I have occasionally been guilty of that and my whole family-in-law have a weight problem (as do I, I hasten to add) and my sister-in-law in particular can weigh herself multiple times a day! However, my experience has been as Reinhard and others have s...
by wrigleyj
Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Richards Daily Check-in
Replies: 26
Views: 7755

Well done Richard! I am at the end of my 2nd week on habit (and looking forward to my S days and a few indulgences). When I was a couple of years older than yourself I set myself up with some weights at home and kept it up for about a year. The muscle I built back then has stayed with me since then,...
by wrigleyj
Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Starting Shovelglove with a small mod
Replies: 6
Views: 4846

I was more referring to their evil credit/contractual practises. Just google "fitness first credit" and you'll find pages of complaints or people trying to leave them.

Now my only contract is with myself and HabitCal :-)
by wrigleyj
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oh, Boy. I need some "tweak" help
Replies: 20
Views: 6464

Well done! I should definitely learn from you. I roll over and take what's offered too often even when it's no good for me.
by wrigleyj
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The 9 inch Diet
Replies: 11
Views: 8594

I don't really make this a rule, but I try to use a smaller plate than normal now that I'm doing NoS because our normal dinner plates are pretty huge and I know full well that when heaped up it's way more food than I need. I actually use an old kind of blue and white chinoiserie plate from a pair th...
by wrigleyj
Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Starting Shovelglove with a small mod
Replies: 6
Views: 4846

I was wondering if anybody would pick up on that :-)

I guess you could say that it's being flown from something the size of a ship ;-)
by wrigleyj
Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 1 week down, 2.1kg (4.5lb) down
Replies: 4
Views: 2697

I certainly don't expect that level of loss in future, but I know from my (and others) previous experience that the first week or two of a diet change causes higher loss and it generally then evens out. I'll be happy with a pound or so every week or two. The great thing is that the initial loss has ...
by wrigleyj
Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Starting Shovelglove with a small mod
Replies: 6
Views: 4846

Now the wife wants to join in :-)

After a little ridicule, my wife has decided she wants to join in. My 10lb hammer is way too heavy for her, but I think I have a lump hammer that probably weighs 2 or 3 lbs but only has a short handle. Has anybody ever lengthened a handle in some way? Perhaps a length of pipe or something?
by wrigleyj
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Starting Shovelglove with a small mod
Replies: 6
Views: 4846

Starting Shovelglove with a small mod

Hi, I just started Shovelglove this week. I did my first proper session today, after doing it on Saturday as a trial run. Today, my routine consisted of: Shoveling 3 x 21 reps Churning butter 3x21 reps Curl Swings 2x7 reps Drive Fence Post 2x14 reps Hoist Sack 2x14 reps Tuck Bales 2x14 reps Chop Tre...
by wrigleyj
Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 1 week down, 2.1kg (4.5lb) down
Replies: 4
Views: 2697

1 week down, 2.1kg (4.5lb) down

Hi All, I'm new here, so I thought I'd introduce myself and let you know my initial progress. I read about Shovel Glove on a blog I read ( http://artofmanliness.com/ ) and that led me to the No S Diet. I decided that it sounded like something I could do, so I JFDI and stopped the S's last Monday (I ...