Posts Tagged ‘general’


Variety And The Spice Of Life…or Coconut, Is There Anything You Can’t Do?

June 11, 2013

Since figuring out all these allergies I’ve been doing a lot of experiments with different types of cooking oils. My love of flavor infused olive oils is well documented in this blog but lately I’ve been making my morning breakfasts with coconut oil and I have to say, I like it. Sometimes using the flavored olive oils (even if it is just a little bit) leaves the eggs tasting a little “greasy” which I don’t like. The coconut oil seems to not do that even though I use the same amount. The only thing I dislike about it so far is that it seems to smoke a lot more/quicker than the olive oils do. I could just be doing something wrong with it but I generally cook on a pretty low heat because I hate burnt food. Anyway the amount of products and foods I’ve had to use coconut with is just amazing. I really had no idea it could do so much…coconut sugar for my tea, coconut “milk” creamer for my tea, coconut flour for pancakes and coconut oil for general cooking and baking, I’m pretty sure there is nothing coconut can’t do. I’m waiting for “research” to show that it causes copious amounts of cancer when eaten in large supplies.


Awesome People Are Awesome (Just a short but longer than twitter post)

August 22, 2012

Today is the day before my birthday but since I won’t be in the office tomorrow the people here decided to have my birthday “cake” a day early. This isn’t something we use to do, in fact it is pretty new this year where we have cake for everyone’s birthdays, it is kinda awesome but I hate it. I hate it because birthday cake is awesome but terrible for me so I can’t eat it. Since it was my turn, it turned out kinda of neat. In came a cart (wish I had pictures) of salads for everyone and no cake. I thought it was incredibly nice and thoughtful and I appreciated it very much. I’m pretty sure someone this weekend will try to force me to eat cake. I hope they read this first. 🙂


Willpower, Yeah It Still Sucks

June 22, 2012

A couple of friends and a couple of coworkers look at me like I have a foot growing from my forehead because of my diet. “I could NEVER do that, I love milk too much” or “How are you doing that? I love chocolate too much!” Guess what, SO DO I! It sucks having to deprive yourself of things you really enjoy (and being reminded of it nearly constantly) but given my plethora of health issues and my generally overwhelming feelings of hatred towards myself because of those issues, something had to change. Again what I did was extreme and I recognize it’s not as easy for some people to just quit things that are bad for them. It took me a long time to reach this point in my life and sometimes I wish I would’ve done it sooner but you know what? That’s life, we don’t always make the decisions we should when we should, it takes time and you have to do it for your own reasons. As I explained to one of my friends, I’m a very competitive person and in this instance I’m just competing with myself. I’m not interested in weight loss betting pools or contests, etc. I’m interested in feeling better. If losing weight is a side benefit, great. Here’s the truth, I wasn’t (and am not currently) all that unhappy being a big person, I’m pretty sure even I get down to where I want to be I’ll still be a “fatty” and I’m okay with that. Being a big guy never really limited me in anything I wanted to do and I don’t really feel like I was discriminated against. What I’m learning though is the food I was eating was killing me (partially anyway) and removing those bad foods have for the most part made me feel better. It really is as simple as that.

I still miss milk, pizza and chocolate for what its worth but it gets easier every day.




Uh Oh, The Milk Monster

June 10, 2012

All my life I’ve drank milk. Whole, skim, 2%, whatever. When I went on this super low Carb diet, milk was the first thing to go. Here I am though, nearly 70 pounds lighter and no milk for three months. I decided this morning to treat myself with a small glass. It was good but not as good as I remember. Its funny how just a few months can override your taste buds. Anyway I’ll be dealing with the guilt for the rest of the day. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!