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Thu 7-Jun-12
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Xahha
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Aly,

I wondered about the Kindle and not turning pages etc. , but once you get used to it, it is just as easy. I downloaded a whole lot of classic books that I have not read for years, plus a selection of other books I might not have read otherwise- If I can I get the free ones or the ones for around a £1 each- some are rubbish, but others are very entertaining.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Fri 8-Jun-12
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Thanks, the basic one is now £89 which seems reasonable. I will give it some more thought.

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Fri 8-Jun-12
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Free books where the publishing rights have expired....and you can download in Kindle format...

 

http://www.gutenberg.org/

 

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Fri 8-Jun-12
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There are a number of organisations now providing free books, in all sorts of formats.

You also can download kindle books to your PC- there is an application from Amazon for doing that - before I had a Kindle (I knew it was coming to me as a gift) I downloaded the application and some books in anticipation.

The Kindle is much better- its hard to take your PC on the beach with you! (laptops would be easier but eventually power down when away from volts and Ohms)

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Fri 8-Jun-12
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And the title of this thread is???tongue

I'll try that again!

Fri 8-Jun-12
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It went off track when I moaned about my Harcombe books had been delayed. Apparently they are available on kindle for immediate download!

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Fri 8-Jun-12
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Well a Kindle is like a diet- it is books in a slimmed down form  wink

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Fri 8-Jun-12
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Ooh Martin, should I let you get a way with that?  ponderPerhaps just this once - Aly too...

I'll try that again!

Fri 8-Jun-12
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Just down loaded the iBook app and found the Harcombe book for £8.99. Looked through the sample but as I have already ordered the real version will just have to wait. No need for a kindle though.

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Mon 11-Jun-12
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Thank you for this recommendation of this diet. 

 

I ordered the book (kindle edition) yesterday and have read through it.  I like the idea (it is easy to follow and therefore should be easy to incorporate into day to day life). 

 

As a veteran of many go-it-alone diets I also appreciated the fact that her book did not consist of 90% sales pitch and justification before getting to the 10% that is the actual diet principle.  She jumps straight in with the diet and its component parts and keeps the scientific bits to a minimum.  That alone establishes her credentials for me.

 

In July last year, after a very long battle with weight gain that I was not winning, I went on a diet recommended by my doctor called Pronokal.  Between July 2011 and March 2012 I lost 64kg.  So I brought my weight back into a relatively safe range and also managed to bring my health back to something more normal for a 35 year old male.  I also got off the blood pressure meds which was a huge boon for me. 

 

Following the conclusion of this programme there has been a little bit of weight gain so something like the Harcombe Diet seems perfect to shift the few recently gained pounds and to manage my weight longer term.

 

Aly, if you have an i-Pad why not download the Kindle programme to this?  I believe it is possible and it would make sense to just have the one device.  The great advantage of the i-Pad to Kindle would be that you can appreciate the illustrations in those books that have them.  The Kindle is just in black and white and images are invariably very grainy.

Mon 11-Jun-12
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Wow Rob, well done at that...never heard of the Pronokal diet, going to go and look it up shortly

Mon 11-Jun-12
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I found the Harcombe books in the iPad book store but it was £8.99 and I have already ordered them from Amazon. They might even arrive tomorrow.
I have followed weight watchers for years but am disillusioned with them and struggle to find many of the ingredients here. Low fat Boursin, if I asked for it I would be laughed at! roll_eyes The French do not really do anything low fat. big_laughAlso I don't want to eat chemical food. I have gained weight since retiring and feel this plan will work.

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Mon 11-Jun-12
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Same here Aly, you'd have thought I'd lose weight with all my activity since leaving my old job (30 years of office work). I did well with WW a few years ago and lost a good couple of stone, but it's slowly crept back on again. I really need to do something, especially as I'm the age I am, I think the menopause (sorry guys) is partially responsible, but I like my food and eat healthily & sensibly most of the time.  Maybe I need to cut back on the empty calories champagnepintmedicine

Mon 11-Jun-12
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Good luck with it Rob, and Aly (when you get your books!), and Danuta (when you get round to starting) and Janet if you decide to do it....and anyone else!  Perhaps we ought to have a CSH diet club......

I'm on Week 3 now and still finding it easy and interesting.  I'm quite sure that I will be on this diet, or - as Zoe calls it - eating real food(!!!) for a long time to come.

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

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wave   I am off to Fife at the weekend to visit my family and am hoping to start the diet on Monday.  I have done lots of reading of the book and enjoyed looking at the recipe book.  It sounds like something I could cope with and the only thing really worrying me is the lack of coffee in the first phase.  I shall try decaff, but without milk!!!  Yuk,  I hate black coffee!!

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