Almost Lost It. Yesterday scared the crap out of me: New John for a New Year was wiped off the ‘net for a while.
It seems I inadvertently violated the WordPress TOS with the PAGG link in my sidebar.
WordPress, in their infinite mercy, removed my blog and put up a notice for all to see which read “This blog has been suspended.” All without any warning.
I contacted them right away and, to their credit, NJ4NY was back up within about 30 minutes. A little while later they sent me an email explaining what the problem was and telling me to remove the offending “affiliate” link.
I did and hope this is the last of this sorry tale.
Planning for the Future of NJ4NY. I am seriously considering getting a non-Wordpress.com-hosted blog so I won’t have to worry about my blog getting randomly nuked from orbit.
I’m not, however, sure I want to go through the hassle.
You see, several years ago I had a rather popular (for minor leaguers) self-hosted political blog.* I used MovableType and worked hard to make it a good site. Truth be told, it was a huge pain in the ass.
Anybody out there have a good experience with a self-hosted WP blog? What can you tell me about it?
Breaking a Fast. I have a question for my IF friends out there . . . how many calories count as breaking a fast?
10? 20? 30? 100? At what point do we say “Yeah, you done blown it, buddy. Count today out of your IF log.”
I ask because I have taken to eating sunflower seeds on my way to and from work.
The whole 1.75 oz. bag of shells-on seeds has 160 calories in it (4 carbs, 3 fiber) and usually eat about 1/4 of a bag during the one-hour drive. That’s 40 calories in 60 minutes (though only 1/4 grams of carbs so at least I know my SCD is safe for the day ;-)).
Should I count that as breaking a fast?
UPDATE: Mark made a good comment which has forced me to reconsider how I have worded my question . . . .
While I agree with Mark that technically any calories could be considered breaking a fast, I guess what I really mean is:
At what level do any accrued benefits of fasting stop?
I expect that eating 1 calorie is not enough to change your metabolic state and ruin a, say, 10-hour stretch of fasting.
So how many does it actually take before you lose the benefits and have to consider it as “starting over” or as merely a 10-hour fast?
Plan for Week 38.
Red = a negative deviation | Green = a positive deviation | Blue = a note