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Exercise #11 – Vive La Resistance

Not long ago, I posted a piece about how I’d finally put aside my skepticism of gyms and started lifting weights.  Once something I sneered at as the pastime of over muscled and under brained bros, I realized that this was a key part of getting myself back into shape.  The fancy term for thisContinue reading “Exercise #11 – Vive La Resistance”

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Exercise #9 – Forgive Me Divine Spinoza, I Have Become a Meathead

The last time I regularly went to a gym (not counting the occasional two week trial to this or that gym which I cancelled before their rather exorbitant fees kicked in) was in grad school, where I had free access to the school’s gym.  And by “free” I mean it was funded by a non-waivable,Continue reading “Exercise #9 – Forgive Me Divine Spinoza, I Have Become a Meathead”

Bad Habits #8 – Blobs On the Bayou: Why Louisiana is So Obese

When I wrote a piece on why my home state of Georgia is obese, I looked at a map of the country showing each state’s relative obesity.  There’s a big blob of obesity (bad pun intended) in the South and Midwest.  Including the state where some of my favorite cuisine is made, Louisiana.  Louisianans areContinue reading “Bad Habits #8 – Blobs On the Bayou: Why Louisiana is So Obese”

Exercise #7 – Patriotism Is Really Good For You

So, the dumpster fire that is the 2020 election is awful for mental health.  My Facebook and Twitter feeds are full of all sorts of rants, rage, and meltdowns.  This is compounded by the fact that many of us are frustrated being stuck in our homes due to the imminent end of humanity due toContinue reading “Exercise #7 – Patriotism Is Really Good For You”

15 Ways To Avoid Getting Fat (Or Get Un-Fat) That I’ve Discovered in 15 Months

I’ve been dieting for 15 months and am down nearly 65 pounds.  It’s been surprisingly easy.  As I mentioned in my first ever blog post, I discovered that I was really only doing a few things wrong.  I was able to identify what needed work by using Cronometer to measure calories and nutrients.  It’s aContinue reading “15 Ways To Avoid Getting Fat (Or Get Un-Fat) That I’ve Discovered in 15 Months”

Exercise #5 – Neolithic Exercise

I saw some food documentary awhile back about nutrition or health or whatever.  I forgot which one.  It was one of many that find their way onto my Netflix feed, and I really don’t feel like going back and looking up the name.  But one thing that did stick with me from that documentary wasContinue reading “Exercise #5 – Neolithic Exercise”

Pac-Man Made Us Fat

As I’ve mentioned before, Americans started getting fat about fifty years ago.  There have been a lot of theories and debates around this, but I think I know the primary cause.  It’s not McDonald’s.  We’ve been eating hamburgers for over a century.  It’s not pizza.  We’ve been eating that almost as long.  It’s Pac-Man.  Pac-ManContinue reading “Pac-Man Made Us Fat”

Despite What Some of the Diet Bros on the Internet May Tell You, Counting Calories Actually Works

When I started blogging about six months ago, I started getting followers on WordPress, many of whom appear to be earnest, decent, lovely people who are also blogging about their interests.  The WordPress community offers many interesting perspectives on a variety of topics, some of which might not even be available in traditional media. IContinue reading “Despite What Some of the Diet Bros on the Internet May Tell You, Counting Calories Actually Works”

Americans Don’t Suck Nearly As Badly As The Health And Fitness World Would Have Us Believe

I hear a lot about how Americans are crazy overweight. And we are. About a third of us are overweight and another third of us are obese. But there are certain parts of the media and certain denizens of the Twitterverse (especially those that spend a lot of time covering health and nutrition) that seemContinue reading “Americans Don’t Suck Nearly As Badly As The Health And Fitness World Would Have Us Believe”

I Have Fewer Chins Than I Used To

So I’ve managed to lose about 30 pounds in three months.  Keeping the weight off has been increasingly a problem as I get older.  It doesn’t help that I’m a CPA by profession, a rather sedentary job which lends itself to a certain portliness.  I also got married not too long ago, and I discoveredContinue reading “I Have Fewer Chins Than I Used To”