Posts Tagged ‘random’


Is Fruit Really Bad For You?

August 18, 2013

I have read so many conflicting things about whether or not fruit is really bad for you. Some folks say most fruit passes right through you or digests in 90 minutes or so while other foods take much longer so that’s supposed to be good. Other people say it is nothing but sugar and should be avoided at all costs because sugar is bad. I’m having a hard time fighting the cultural beating-in of the notion that, well, fruit is good food. I’m really looking for some comments here, I certainly feel better when I have some fruit in my diet (bananas and pineapple specifically) but I really don’t want to sacrifice all the weight loss work I’ve done by eating stuff I think is good for me but really isn’t.  Thoughts? Am I just being overly obsessive here? Probably.


Smoothies In The Morning

July 6, 2013

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the lack of value in liquid calories and I would probably agree when it comes to soda or beer or any of the so-called dirty drinks. A smoothie though? I’m pretty sure a well made smoothie can start your day off right. Here’s what I like in the morning. (Usually on workout days).

This Raw Protein plus this So Delicious Chocolate Coconut Milk plus a few blueberries. Blend them together well. Notice what I didn’t add? That’s right, no juice or sugar. Simple, three ingredient smoothie so if I’m wrong and it’s really not at nutritious, at least it tastes great. 🙂


Kinda Gross Right?

June 30, 2013

Just saw this gross thing on the twitters. I dunno about becoming vegan but yeah food companies can be evil.


Weigh-In Day

January 15, 2013

I only weight myself on Tuesdays to try to avoid driving myself crazy with it and weighing myself three or four times a day. This morning I was down another 4 pounds. I’m still not completely satisfied though so I’ve reset my goal a bit lower mainly to make myself happy but I have to admit my fear is that I reach the new goal and am still not completely happy with it. I am trying to avoid that with some positive reinforcement, etc but its tough. I never thought I’d be down this much let alone going under 200 pounds for the first time since middle school so we’ll see how it goes. Just a random thought, how do you know when enough is enough?


The Funny Things You Think About…And Didn’t Know You Were Thinking

January 11, 2013

I realized this the other day when I was on a clothes shopping trip (which unlike most men, I don’t mind all that much especially as I’m dropping all this weight) and I noticed something weird. I was actually looking at white shirts and red shirts. I used to avoid these colors like the plague because, well, they made me look fat. Mind you I WAS fat but that never really entered into my mind. I still avoid red shirts because they still make me look like a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day float but suddenly I have white shirts and I don’t hate them! I have added some other colors to my wardrobe too so I have way more colors than just blue, black and grey to choose from. I know, I know you’re thinking, “dude the things you find shocking are so not shocking” but they are to me. I lived most of my life as “big” person so now that I’m not so big lots of things are just new and shocking to me.

I just realized that I’ve surpassed 100 posts on this blog so hopefully everyone who reads it finds it at least somewhat useful, if not that’s cool too, it is still just therapy for me. 🙂





Health & Paleo Update: New Year

January 7, 2013

I was just in a meeting and we got off track, this happens quite a lot around here but today it got me thinking a bit more about my health. We were discussing the Paleo diet and some of the dogma around it, “blah blah cavemen ate this way, blah blah blah” and you know really none of that junk matters to me. I could care less about the dogma around anything really, I just care if it works and this way of eating is working for me. A lot of my previous health issues were related, it seems, almost 100% to diet. I can no longer look back at my previous attitude of “this won’t make too much of a difference, I’ll just  look better and feel better about my blood-work numbers but not actually feel better” and be smug about it.  That way of thinking is dead and gone for me. It may sound obvious and it may sound cliched but you are what you eat and I do actually feel better, not just a little here and there but really a lot better.

Completely changing my eating habits and diet have revealed issues I didn’t even know I really had. Things that I just figured were happening because I was getting older or because I was sick in other ways, my brain could not relate them to eating but, turns out, they were. In fact the only one of my general problems that I never thought was related to eating that hasn’t been fixed by this change is my terrible sleep habits but I’m now convinced that I can change those too without much ill effect. We shall see.

Anyway this was just a general, random update as those thoughts came to me during a meeting and now back to work.




Feeling Groov….er….COLD

July 20, 2012

The biggest side effect of losing weight that I’ve noticed is that I am cold ALL THE TIME. I’ve read that sometimes this is because of your body going into “conversation mode” and basically slowing down your metabolism. I don’t think this is what is going on because I’m still losing weight at a  pretty good clip.

It’s really getting distracting, it is July 20/almost 21 and we just wrapped up, what I guess from news reports anyway, the worst heat wave ever. Right now it is around 70 degrees fahrenheit and I am wrapped up in a heavy comforter, after spending the day in my office with a space heater on. This sucks!

I’ve had the vents in my office taped up to keep them from blowing on me and almost broke down and wore gloves today while I typed. I am seriously hoping to get over it and adjust soon because honestly I’m simply not used to being cold. When I was bigger, I could walk outside in 20 degree temperatures in shorts and t-shirt and it wouldn’t bother me at all. Now I’m feeling a little chilly when its in the 80s. I guess sometime soon (like August) the wife, who is also cold all the time, will go sweater and winter coat shopping. I might even seriously consider moving someplace warmer just to avoid the cold, I really don’t like it anymore.



Former Cold Lover Turned Freeze Baby