Thanks again for the added advice and encouragement. It definitely helps. The more educated you are on how to approach this stuff so you don't burn out or loose motivation, obviously, the better the chances of succeeding.
Bill, I think I'm leaning towards getting a pull up bar as I see the benefit of trying one when you walk past it even if it isn't part of a full work out. Hangs, jump-ups or impromptu pull-up attempts can only help(I tried a dead hang yesterday and could only get a third of the blankety blank way up :evil: ) . This part is certainly killing me mentally (the inability to do pull-ups), as I don't have difficulty with the push-ups and squats, but the pull-up seems like it will be a long time a' commin'. I might try to get a Powertrainer Powerbar as it seems like the best option for me after perusing some of the forum discussions on this. After all it is Christmas! And my wife can't think of anything to get me so... Perhaps next summer I'll look into an outdoor rig like VBM's if I can do pull-ups by then. Also had a look at the rock rings. I assume there is no opening to reach all the way through? If so would that make it more difficult to use (i.e. requiring more pinch grip strength) than a traditional ring? I have been considering rings but I thought I'd hold out until I get a bit stronger. Plus, and most importantly, I want to focus on sticking with the programme as, like you said, the equipment won't make a difference if I'm not using it!
VBM, I'll stick to your advice for the three normal, 1 lite one off. Your advice about not levelling up until I can complete a "true" level has been paying off I believe. The good thing is that my lite week will fall on the week of Xmas, and my off week the week following so that puts me in good contention to not fail at maintaining a good work ethic over the holidays . :P The rest week will be hard to adhere to but I'll try; it's weird but the more you do the more you want to do. I'm sure Xmas parties and the like will make it all too easy to accomplish a successful rest week! I haven't taken a start pic but maybe I will to track progress. As to if I could ever post it, I'd be surprised if I could. I'm truly too shy about that stuff. I'll try to keep plugging away though.
Thanks again for the advice and encouragement guys! Much appreciated.