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by Spudd
Fri May 20, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Too many modifications?
Replies: 21
Views: 10981

I don't know if this will help you but I like to have a mint at the end of my meals. I find it gives a sense of "finishing" and also gives me a bit of sugar. I consider this exempt from the sweets policy because it is so small, and if I don't have it, I want to eat more.
by Spudd
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "The food was so bad... and the portions so small!"
Replies: 8
Views: 4006

We went on a Mediterranean cruise this past October. The cruise was 12 days long, and the food was absolutely divine. The portions were mostly small, though - but I never felt deprived in the least. And we had dessert every night. But the desserts too were small - maybe 2 tablespoons or so. End resu...
by Spudd
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New year traditions
Replies: 4
Views: 5581

A few years ago I started weeding out my closet every new year. I turn all the hangers around so they're facing the "wrong" way (hooks outward instead of inward). As I go through the year and wear clothes, when I re-hang them after washing I hang them the right way. At the end of the year, anything ...
by Spudd
Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: People Get Jealous
Replies: 12
Views: 5202

Over43 wrote:
Spudd wrote:Out of curiosity, how does one taunt someone for being slimmer and having more muscle?
Don't ask me, but he does it. Would you like me to secretly film it and post on You Tube? :lol:
LOL!! That would be most excellent.
by Spudd
Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: People Get Jealous
Replies: 12
Views: 5202

Out of curiosity, how does one taunt someone for being slimmer and having more muscle?
by Spudd
Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S "mods" (add yours!)
Replies: 167
Views: 206539

I don't think anyone can tell you if it would hurt your metabolism. But it might hurt your mental health. Wouldn't you get really hungry between breakfast and 7pm? I know I would. I'd spend the whole day wanting to chew off my own arm. I certainly couldn't keep that up as a regular habit.
by Spudd
Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1764
Views: 965077

Kathleen, I think that your biggest problem is you constantly change your plan. You can't tell if a plan works or not if you change it after being on it for a week. I think that your fear of binging non-stop on S-days will probably come true for a while, if you continue to follow Vanilla No-S. But a...
by Spudd
Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Glass Ceiling Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1582

Shots of liquor are beverages, and therefore exempt from being snacks.
by Spudd
Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: One
Replies: 10
Views: 12992

I admire the principle of this. What do you do for things like underwear, though? I have to think you need more than one. :)
by Spudd
Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New NOSer with questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2930

Welcome! 1. The protein shake would count as your meal for breakfast. 2. When you can't eat lunch, are you hungry enough at dinner that you really need two plates? I don't see why you shouldn't be able to have a little more at dinner... but even if you skipped lunch, two plates at once seems kind of...
by Spudd
Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you do for exercise?
Replies: 19
Views: 5853

I am an urban ranger. I ride my bike to work, to the grocery store, everywhere I need to go that's within a half hour ride. I also walk some places instead of riding (but I really like riding, and plan to ride across Sweden next summer, so I am motivated to keep up my riding fitness). In theory I al...
by Spudd
Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Obesity rate will reach at least 42%
Replies: 17
Views: 5374

I wonder what's cheaper, paying for WW or paying the higher premiums. It's odd that they specify WW rather than just saying must be a member of a weight loss organization, or something. I wonder if this insurance company gets kickbacks from WW!
by Spudd
Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Obesity rate will reach at least 42%
Replies: 17
Views: 5374

I thought this part of the article made no sense: Hill, Rand, and colleagues found that a nonobese American adult has a 2 percent chance of becoming obese in any given year — a figure that has risen in recent decades — and that this number rises by 0.5 percentage points with each obese social co...
by Spudd
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Going back to Vanilla NoS...
Replies: 18
Views: 6112

Yesterday I did an experiment: I noted what I ate all day & counted calories, using the 'Food focus' website. Even though my meals were very balanced & healthy, my grand total for the day was 1466 calories . And as I said, this was on a day with VERY health conscious choices. I've given my weight/h...
by Spudd
Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: can I drink alcohol on N days?
Replies: 3
Views: 2083

Yes, it's fine.
by Spudd
Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Healthy Convenience Foods
Replies: 5
Views: 3950

I like soups as a lunch food. Just pop them in the microwave and you're good to go. I make big pots of soup in my crockpot and then freeze them in individual serving sizes, but you can also buy pre-made soup at the store if you're not into making your own.
by Spudd
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What Do You Do In Restaurants?
Replies: 10
Views: 4930

I just eat as much as I want, and then ask for the rest to be boxed up to go, if it's enough to be worthwhile.
by Spudd
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Where to buy a sledgehammer in Norway?
Replies: 3
Views: 5402

Have you tried someplace like Byggmakker? I don't speak Norwegian very well (I sort of speak Swedish so I can sort of guess some Norwegian, but not much). I couldn't see any non-electric tools on their site but I guess in the store they must have them. I don't know if that's where you looked when yo...
by Spudd
Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Podcast #39: Lawful Good Biker
Replies: 6
Views: 11875

I've recently taken up biking fairly seriously (biked 124 km this past weekend!). My personal policy is that I stop at traffic lights, but stop signs are more of a free for all. There are SO MANY stop signs in my area and you lose so much momentum every time you stop. If there's another car at the i...
by Spudd
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hi, new here
Replies: 7
Views: 8956

Welcome! I don't think people hang out in the off-topic forum much, so you might not get many responses to this post.

I think I need to look up "They Might Be Giants". Many of my friends over the years have been fans but I've never actually heard their songs.
by Spudd
Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: advice about modifications needed...
Replies: 32
Views: 10353

Rather than modifying your diet at this point, what about focusing on the exercise piece? You said you haven't been entirely successful at 15 minutes per day. So it seems like there's room for improvement there. If you can successfully do 15 minutes per day, consistently, that might help. Also, sinc...
by Spudd
Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Urban Rangering in Madrid?
Replies: 8
Views: 12072

I haven't been to Madrid, but I definitely noticed the same thing about the missing vegetables when we vacationed in the south of Spain a few years ago. I was dying for anything green! There were oranges readily available, but meals seemed to be entirely meat and starch. We grew very tired of ham sa...
by Spudd
Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: My husband won't let me walk anywhere!
Replies: 6
Views: 9070

I don't know, to me, it seems like you're an adult and he is your husband, not your father. I would stand my ground and say I'm going to do what I want, and I would damn well walk to Target! It might cause a fight the first time but once he sees you're fine and it's good for your health, he should g...
by Spudd
Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Article on Snacking (Might Be of Interest)
Replies: 6
Views: 2938

It kills me that they list a 6" subway sub as a snack item!! That's often what I have for dinner.
by Spudd
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Searching the site problem
Replies: 3
Views: 4552

I run another bb and I found the upgrade to phpbb3 to be quick and painless (relatively speaking!). I think it's worth it.
by Spudd
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Large Meals Encourage Snacking?
Replies: 7
Views: 3448

I must say I do find the same thing, only for me it's with breakfast. When I have an "English breakfast" with eggs, bacon, hash browns, toast, etc at a restaurant, I often find I get hungry sooner than when I have my usual bowl of cereal. I'll have to keep an eye on my lunches and see if by cutting ...
by Spudd
Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 21 successful days under my belt! What now?
Replies: 7
Views: 3038

I also think you'll find S-days get more reasonable all by themselves as you go along. For exercise, I don't have a Wii Fit, but I tried one at my friend's house and while it was amusing, I wouldn't want it to be my sole source of fitness. What about walking or biking? Those are inexpensive and low ...
by Spudd
Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: More people walking?
Replies: 9
Views: 7806

That's really odd. I can't say I would think a man walking alone is threatening at all. I see men walking alone all the time. OK, it can be a little nervous-making if I'm walking alone at night and there's a man walking alone behind me... but really. That's my issue, not the man's!
by Spudd
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: summer reads
Replies: 102
Views: 113382

The Help is supposed to be amazing. Everyone I know who's read it raves about it.
by Spudd
Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Chain of Command - Is anybody out there?
Replies: 3
Views: 6331

I tried it for a while, but fell out of the habit, unfortunately. Right now I'm flirting with a system called "Autofocus". It's not really working for me either, though. I need to take a day and just figure out what the heck to do, how to do it, and set up my environment for success.
by Spudd
Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do I stop myself from getting BORED?
Replies: 16
Views: 5667

What did you eat before you started the No-S diet? What's stopping you from just eating that, only limiting it to one plate 3 times a day? At the bar, can you mix your rum with diet Coke instead of regular? Or how about switch to beer or wine, or even something with a fruit juice base instead of pop?
by Spudd
Sat May 15, 2010 4:49 am
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: alerts to new topics
Replies: 3
Views: 7039

I don't think it can email you.. but if you click on 'View posts since last visit' at the top when you log in, it'll show you all threads that are new or have new posts since you last logged in.
by Spudd
Mon May 10, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: walking
Replies: 7
Views: 2993

I like listening to my mp3 player on shuffle, and I adjust my walking pace to the tempo of the song. This provides a built-in interval workout as when a fast-paced dance song comes on I will really be booting it, but then a ballad comes along and I get a bit of a rest. :) Another thing you might try...
by Spudd
Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Nasty Pond Water
Replies: 1
Views: 3231

My dad has ponds in his back yard. He says he has to just clean them out fully every year or two. Like, actually drain all the water out, scrub down the liners, and then put everything back.
by Spudd
Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you eat for breakfast?
Replies: 13
Views: 4837

I usually have a big-ass bowl of cereal with vanilla soy milk. I find high-fibre cereals keep me satisfied to lunch better. I counted calories just to see how much calories it is, and it's about 500.
by Spudd
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Reinhard's Sample Check In
Replies: 400
Views: 450265

reinhard wrote:Sat April 11: Weekend Luddite failure. Damage control emails resulting from the glass ceiling failure.
The mind reels at the possibilities! :shock:
by Spudd
Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Snacks at the movies & No S
Replies: 9
Views: 3971

Probably because movie snacks are like 10x the price they would be anywhere else, and as a teenager you couldn't afford them! I know when I was a teenager I never even bought a drink at the movies. But somehow nowadays I must always have a drink. Usually no snacks for me, but occasionally I will hav...
by Spudd
Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How much do you drink?
Replies: 13
Views: 4648

I normally have 2 big mugs (about 2 cups) of tea per day, plus about 2 litres of water. Then a beer in the evening, most nights. So I guess I'm at about 3 litres per day, give or take.
by Spudd
Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Problem, Need advice.
Replies: 20
Views: 6470

The glass ceiling and No-S are 2 separate systems, there's no need to follow glass ceiling if you don't want to. Beer ahoy!
by Spudd
Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do we exercise enough??
Replies: 19
Views: 5769

I aim for a 15 minute gym workout (in my home gym) every morning. Then I often commute on foot, which takes about 35 minutes each way. Depending on time/weather, that gives me anywhere between 15 and 85 minutes per day of exercise.
by Spudd
Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Urban Rangering shoes?
Replies: 13
Views: 17961

The folks at my local running store told me that running shoes are fine for walking. I've been using them and I have no complaints.
by Spudd
Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 6 months in- how're your S days?
Replies: 11
Views: 4654

I often don't eat breakfast till around 11 on S-days. I get up, make myself some tea, and surf the web for a few hours before finally getting hungry and deciding to have breakfast. Breakfast is usually the same as on N-days. Then often I end up having a big meal in the afternoon because I'm hungry e...
by Spudd
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: 21 day club for Urban Ranger
Replies: 43
Views: 36148

Danska ar mycket svart att forstar.

Min man ar svensk sa jag kan pratar lite svenska. Men inte danska. Hoppas att dur forstar svensk. ;)
by Spudd
Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Is there such a thing..?
Replies: 3
Views: 5524

For web surfing, you can install the "Leechblock" extension if you use Firefox as your browser. It lets you set how long you're allowed to surf and allows you to specify allowed and non-allowed sites.
by Spudd
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: need help loading a profile pic...
Replies: 2
Views: 1593

You can resize it using the website picnik.com .
by Spudd
Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Bathroom Scales
Replies: 6
Views: 3058

I think the body fat thing is just a gimmick. For calibration I think electronic scales are self-calibrating - they just show zero when they turn on and that's it. You could probably look at Amazon to find reviews to help you narrow down your selection.
by Spudd
Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2 Important No-S Diet Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 6658

I agree with the other posters who say that you should do what you think is best (which seems to be following vanilla No-S, and being an idiot on S-days, no offense). If you lose weight with that structure, and you're happy with it, then by all means stick with it. Everyone is different, and what wo...
by Spudd
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ideas for adding more protein to my breakfasts
Replies: 26
Views: 7841

When I have oatmeal for breakfast I like to mix in peanut butter, it's tasty and proteiny all in one. I think there's protein in the oatmeal itself too because I find it holds me over till lunch quite well even if I don't add the PB. Have you tried soy milk for your cereal? I like vanilla soy milk o...
by Spudd
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Another 'S' day?
Replies: 8
Views: 3102

Where do you live that you have snow already? I'm in Canada and there's no sign of snow here yet, thank goodness!

Enjoy your snow day!
by Spudd
Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 20
Views: 5905

Based on standard height/weight charts, you're at a healthy weight right now. Google tells me the following: Women tend to believe they look their best at values between 20 to 22 and men are usually satisfied with a BMI of 23 to 25. If your BMI is between 17 to 22, your life expectancy is longer tha...
by Spudd
Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 7 Ways We’ve Failed Miserably at Trying to Outsmart Nature
Replies: 3
Views: 5007

Well, yes and no. It starts off with a highly faulty premise. Without any of the modern technology that we rely on today, our primitive ancestors were able to enjoy exceptional health and rarely encountered the many chronic and debilitating conditions that are so common today. Our life expectancy to...
by Spudd
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Change of season disappointment
Replies: 13
Views: 5068

I recently borrowed "The Science of Sexy" from the library. It has you figure out your body shape via measurements, and then based on your shape, height, and weight, it tells you in general terms what to wear to look your best. I really found it extremely useful and would recommend it to any woman.
by Spudd
Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: So, Rangers, anyone looking ahead to the cold weather?
Replies: 5
Views: 5850

I don't bike when it's cold, I really hate the cold wind blowing at me. I know some people bike year-round but I am not one of them! When it starts to get really cold, I just bundle up. On the very coldest days I'll even wear long-johns. Wool socks are great. Obviously you need good boots, hat, mitt...
by Spudd
Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Teaspoon ceiling (take two!)
Replies: 43
Views: 11946

Oddly, it seems like everywhere that sells it online wants to charge $12 for one bottle, which seems outrageous to me! Plus shipping! I wonder if the bottles are discontinued. I did find this site that lets you buy the packets by the case, at what seems a reasonable price: http://www.buythecase.net/...
by Spudd
Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Teaspoon ceiling (take two!)
Replies: 43
Views: 11946

Some ideas: 1. Buy it online (I googled and found a few sites selling jars of Taster's Choice hazelnut). 2. Buy non-instant hazelnut flavoured coffee. You can still mix your chocolate powder into the finished product. Of course this means you would have to get a coffee maker if you don't have one. 3...
by Spudd
Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Intersting article about muscle mass vs fat - stronger bones
Replies: 1
Views: 1332

Yeah, but did they adjust for activity? My understanding is that weight-lifting and other weight-bearing exercise such as walking/running strengthens your bones as well. The odds are that the men with more lean muscle mass are also exercising more than the men with less muscles.
by Spudd
Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Vacation Strategies
Replies: 12
Views: 4955

Personally I take every day as an S-day when it's vacation. But I almost always exercise a LOT on vacation - we walk around 10km a day on vacation, normally. So I don't worry about it. The exceptions to my exercise-a-lot vacations are: - taking a vacation day to just relax at home (mental health day...
by Spudd
Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone use brewer's (nutritional) yeast?
Replies: 16
Views: 7462

Interesting! I had no idea they were fungi. I guess you can't really argue with eating fungi. I always thought they were more like amoebas or something (not really, but you know). Fungi to me are firmly in the vegetable kingdom.
by Spudd
Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone use brewer's (nutritional) yeast?
Replies: 16
Views: 7462

This is kind of off-topic, but isn't yeast made up of little organisms? If so, how come it's vegan? Or is it one of those things where some vegans think it's okay and some don't?
by Spudd
Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help a newbie with a sample day of your food
Replies: 21
Views: 6523

My day yesterday:

B: high-fibre cereal with soy milk, banana
L: pea soup, crackers, trail mix
D: boneless bbq ribs, mashed potatoes, corn
by Spudd
Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just to be clear...
Replies: 21
Views: 5626

vmelo wrote:Blithe, I think what you're describing is manicotti. Deb, a cannoli is a sweet treat, I think. (Boy, am I FAR too familiar with Italian food or what!?).
Cannoli is a sweet treat, but cannelloni are like manicotti, only smaller. Usually stuffed with cheese and served with tomato sauce. Mmmmm.
by Spudd
Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: weird question: not eating enough??
Replies: 8
Views: 2826

Why don't you count calories for a day or two and see how many calories you're taking in on No-S? As long as it's a reasonable level for you (you should know based on your previous calorie counting experience) then I'd say you're not eating too little.
by Spudd
Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Creating a New System?
Replies: 4
Views: 7563

Personally, I would simply make the habit "Do not surf the net until 10am" or whatever time works for you. Once you've got that down, if you find you haven't been doing all the things (meditation/exercise/etc) you planned, you can start a new habit for "Meditate every morning for 10 minutes" or what...
by Spudd
Thu May 14, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: New to shovelglove! (and to exercise in general)
Replies: 12
Views: 7569

I'm also pretty intimidated by Shovelglove. I found a different exercise plan online that I've started doing, and it's going pretty well. It's the one recommended in "The Hacker's Diet". You start off at a really basic level and then work your way up. http://www.fourmilab.ch/hackdiet/www/subsection1...
by Spudd
Wed May 06, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Observation of other dieters
Replies: 23
Views: 7333

Observation of other dieters

I'm in all-day meetings all week with the same group of people every day. Yesterday, two of the other women announced first thing in the morning that they were doing Weight Watchers. They then proceeded to eat all day. Cookies and rice krispie squares were provided with the lunch, and they both had ...
by Spudd
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Virtues of Oatmeal (and a question)
Replies: 28
Views: 9662

My favorite oatmeal recipe is I take 1/2 cup of Quaker oats (I use the quick kind, but I'm sure any kind will work), 1 cup of frozen mixed berries, and 1/2 cup of water. Heat in the microwave for 2.5 minutes. Yum! It makes the oatmeal sweeter but it's not an artificial sweetness.
by Spudd
Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you do when you make a terrible meal?
Replies: 11
Views: 4834

I'd just make something else and have that instead. The bite or two of the failed meal wouldn't count.
by Spudd
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: How do i upload an image or jpg?
Replies: 2
Views: 5443

You need to have the image on the internet somewhere. Then you do this:

Code: Select all

[img]http://www.host.com/myimage.jpg[/img]
where obviously the web address that you include between the img tags is the address of your actual image, not the fake one that I put there. :)
by Spudd
Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Real Food vs Fake Food
Replies: 35
Views: 11299

Real whipped cream made of cream, not hydrogenated corn syrup. :wink: So you guys just eat heavy whipping cream? Whipped, not whipping. :) You can buy it in a spray can already whipped, or you can buy whipping cream and whip it yourself using a mixer. Personally, I opt for the spray can every time.
by Spudd
Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Warmup/Stretches for back
Replies: 13
Views: 11151

You can do the cat/cow yoga stretch, this is when you get down on all 4s, and then alternate: breathe in - arch your back towards the floor breathe out - arch your back towards the ceiling 5 repetitions of this is a good back stretch. Also, you could try lying on your back on a mat, and hug your kne...
by Spudd
Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What to make of this?
Replies: 21
Views: 7743

I agree with everyone else - you look to be at a good weight already, that's probably why you're not seeing much movement. But if it makes you feel better, I loaded your list of weights/dates into Excel and applied a trend line to it. The trend line starts at 149.5 and ends at 148, so there is a slo...
by Spudd
Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sereal?
Replies: 39
Views: 16792

It's up to each individual to define that line, I think. For me, I don't consider Honey Nut Cheerios to be a sweet, but I do consider Froot Loops to be one. However, I do find if my cereal doesn't have enough fibre in it, I get hungry quite far ahead of lunch time. I try to eat a high fibre cereal f...
by Spudd
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Amazon earnings link is broken
Replies: 1
Views: 3424

Amazon earnings link is broken

I found the link on one of your pages which links to a page amazon_earnings.cgi (or something along those lines) where you say we can view what others have bought through your Amazon store. However, it's a blank page! I wonder if it only works for you (Reinhard) because you're an administrator of yo...
by Spudd
Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Post Your Proud Moments-I Stayed on Habit and Resisted!
Replies: 101
Views: 40614

Yesterday I had two. We had a free lunch at work, where I filled my plate and ate a nice balanced meal. However, there was also a platter of huge cookies, and normally I would have had one after the lunch. But I didn't. In the evening, we went out to the movies. We have some passes that offer 2 admi...
by Spudd
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal Habit Calendar (Alpha)
Replies: 95
Views: 163484

Joe, I'll look into it! I think it would be easy technically, and I see the rationale, I just want to be careful about adding seldom use options. The Sunday start is the conventional calendar paradigm, and I'm not sure how many people would want to break from that (anyone else out there, let me kno...
by Spudd
Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breakfast issues
Replies: 6
Views: 3819

If you can eat at work, you could delay breakfast and have it at work instead of having it at home before you leave. That way you wouldn't have to wait so long between meals.
by Spudd
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Personal Punch Cards Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 78298

Ah, the quota of 7 is a great idea. I think you mentioned that before but I'd forgotten. That definitely does increase the incentive.

I don't know if I want 7 in the non-work columns but I can set my quota differently if I so choose. :) I'll try that tomorrow and see how it goes.
by Spudd
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Personal Punch Cards Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 78298

I just started trying the personal punch cards, and the first day, it worked great. The second day (today), not so much. Reason - I never got around to filling out the card! I have 2 tasks listed under WORK, but I meant to do (and actually did, too) much more than 2 tasks. On the home side my list i...
by Spudd
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Exercise????
Replies: 9
Views: 4779

You say in your post "besides going for long walks outside", but why? Long walks outside are quiet for your neighbours, free, and give you fresh air and Vitamin D. I like to listen to audiobooks while I walk, or music, to liven it up. I find walking in silence to be a little boring.
by Spudd
Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Strength Radio Interview
Replies: 7
Views: 5620

Hey Phayze, are you the person who asked me for "Healthy Planet" cafepress store? I used to run a website called "Healthy Planet" which had an associated cafepress store, but then we changed our name to "Talk Healthy".
by Spudd
Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: talked to my doctor's office and now i'm confused!
Replies: 9
Views: 7644

Can you find a place in front of a mirror where you can do your SG to see if your knees are going out over your toes? I don't know much about SG, but I know for traditional weight-lifting squats, you're supposed to focus on sticking your butt out behind you, and your shins should stay pretty much ve...
by Spudd
Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Spam accounts
Replies: 7
Views: 9647

I run a phpBB board too and I found that most of my spammers were coming from the same host domain. I IP identified them before deleting their accounts, and also noted what email address they used to sign up. I banned those domains, and now I haven't had a spammer in months.
by Spudd
Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Is there a good place to rent audio books???
Replies: 14
Views: 14550

Or if you want to pay, audible.com has an excellent service. $15/mo (approx) for one book per month. Or pay as you go. There's a more expensive service that lets you get 2 books per month, but I don't know how much that costs, because I don't use that one.
by Spudd
Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Hi, I'm new
Replies: 3
Views: 7420

I'm still kind of around. :)

I haven't moved yet, so no real urban rangering yet - but I am taking the stairs one story when I go for lunch, which is a step in the right direction, so to speak. ;)

The urban rangering will begin October 24!
by Spudd
Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Hi, I'm new
Replies: 3
Views: 7420

Hi, I'm new

We just bought a new house, which is 3 km from my office. I'm planning to become an urban ranger once we move. Right now it takes me 30-40 minutes to drive to work, so the move is definitely going to be an improvement. I won't be shovelgloving or No-S-ing, though. I'm thinking urban ranger & traditi...