Pulling the Karakoram out of storage

Since Operation Stop Being a Fatass 2.0 is progressing rather satisfactorily (down 15 pounds this month) I’ll be pulling my trusty 1992 GT Karakoram Full Rigid out of storage so I can give it a proper tuneup and start hitting the trails again. With the exception of racing my nephews up and down the cul-de-sac I haven’t […]

Operation Stop Being a Fatass 2.0 is well underway

It’s been seven years since I mused about weight loss on this Blog. And in that seven years I’ve embarrassingly regained almost all the weight I so elatedly lost and enthusiastically wrote about. An unfortunate combination of work, stress, and a complete lack of healthful motivation turned those seven years into a crash course of unhinged […]

I need a Trailmonkey…

I hopped on the mountain bike last night and did a leisurely 8 miles in Winnekenni Park around Kenoza Lake. It was the first time I’d actually ridden up to the castle and, instead of just bombing back down the access road, I took Castle Trail back down to Dudley Porter Trail. There was quite […]

Liquid ecstacy?

If Poland Spring sparkling water is liquid crack, then Crystal Light is liquid ecstacy. Both are hopelessly addicting, but freshly-mixed Crystal Light has a warm and fuzzy tartness to it. One tub makes 2 quarts, so half a tub mixes perfectly in my 32 oz water bottle. And what do I mix it with? Ice […]


News about the SUPER SIZE ME documentary has already made its rounds, so I won’t go into any verbose details. A movie trailer isn’t available yet, but quite a few promotional downloads are now available, including the Super Size Me “Full Length” and Super Size Me “Radio Edit” MP3s. Incidentally, McDonald’s claims that the negative […]


Slim-Fast has entered the low-carb arena with a new lineup of shakes, meal bars, and snack bars.

Watch out for misleading labels…

Now that the Atkins Diet has more or less gone 100% mainstream, dozens of vendors are jumping on the low-carb bandwagon. Don’t get me wrong, I think this is a Good Thing, but quite a few companies are relying on their marketing department to design their labels and nutritional datasheets. Even tried and true respected […]

Tastes like burning…

I burned my tongue on steamed soy milk this morning that I was frothing for my caffeine injection. I’m now eating a salad with vinegar on it. Yes, Ralph, it does taste like burning.

Breakfast and lunch…

Today’s lunch consisted of a few slices of turkey, a salad with bleu cheese dressing, shredded cheddar, and a small wedge of smoked Gouda. Breakfast was a few nibbles of the aforementioned this morning while I was packing it up.

I’m such a cheat…

So I caved. I threw Atkins out the window for Thanksgiving and totally hogged out. Turkey, stuffing, pie, ice cream, the works. But whatever…I’m down to a 38-inch waist and fit into clothes I either haven’t been able to wear for 10 years or have never been able to wear! Besides…you need to cheat every […]