I’ve become a Fitocrat

A friend of mine posts his workouts on Facebook through a service called Fitocracy. Fitocracy gamifies the whole exercise process. I can get achievements, keep track of personal records, and level up. Pretty cool!  I’m actually motivated by such silly things. I’ve already logged over 2 miles on the treadmill since yesterday, and am starting … Read more

Boycott Halloween?

Len Penzo posted a tongue-in-cheek list of thirteen yucky Halloween treats that kids hate. My (semi) tongue-in-cheek response was that the solution to make sure that kids don’t get any treats that they don’t like was easy: Don’t take the kids trick or treating. Following that, I said this: “Besides, most of that stuff is … Read more

My wife controls my meals this month

My wife is a very persistent and patient woman.  She asked me to let her take over my diet for this month in an effort to help me get rid of my carbohydrate addiction. She’s taken to a low-carb diet for the past six months to a year, and she’s dropped 35 pounds. She’s making … Read more

Low-carb substitute for rice

I really adore my rice and beans because it’s something that I can eat day-in, day-out, cheaply, without getting sick of it. Unfortunately, rice — even the somewhat lower glycemic index brown rice — is really high in carbohydrates. My wife has gone really low-carb (as in around 40 grams per day) and she’s lost … Read more

Oh man

Man, I’ve been a bad boy. Nothing like having your failure in front of the world, huh?  It’s not really the best thing to start a weight loss blog and end up gaining weight over the course of a couple of years!  Was hoping hot to reach 250, but there I am. 🙁 Weight gain … Read more

On again, off again

Since Budgets Are Sexy is running a PF Blogger Showdown later today, and since I mention Deflabbify over there, I suppose I should post what I’ve done here over the past three months, no? 😉 Anyway, this blog is a bit on again, off again — much like my weight, I suppose — but the … Read more

What’s the other half of the battle?

It’s likely that you’ve heard the phrase, “Well now you know, and knowing’s half the battle.” OK, knowing is half the battle, but what’s the other half? I asked this question over at Slimmify.com: How do you combat the late-night munchies? User “robulus” (who runs a website LiveAndMove.net) came up with this response.  Here’s an … Read more