Health

Eat Your Protein!

Here's an interesting factoid. Although your body can do it if absolutely necessary, it almost never converts protein to fat. Now, don't go all "I'm eating nothing but protein forever!" because that's not how it works. But here's the thing. Your body needs protein. All of you, basically, is made of mostly protein (even your… Continue reading Eat Your Protein!

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Blogging, Health

Thoughts on the Marketplace

Have you been to the Internet lately? The gig economy means that absolutely everyone has something to sell. I realize that this has always been true in some way — we’ve always exchanged our labor for snacks in some way. Still. Now I can buy workout programs, nutrition programs, apps, songs, art, mathematics, writing, editing,… Continue reading Thoughts on the Marketplace

Cooking, Health, Weight Loss

What I Did To (WID2)… Lose Weight — The Weight Watchers Experiment, Part 2, January and February 2007

It was time for the second try at Weight Watchers. I had previously followed Weight Watchers' points system independently, while I was dating a woman who had lost a lot of weight that way.  Now that I was engaged and looking at "I'm going to live the rest of my life this way," I wanted… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2)… Lose Weight — The Weight Watchers Experiment, Part 2, January and February 2007

Cooking, Financial

What I Did To (WID2) … Get Out of Debt — Starting to Figure Out Taxes

When I dove into my $300,000 of debt, one of the things that caused it was an unexpected $40,000 in tax bills.  That was caused by the sale of stock to buy my ex out of our house.  I was relatively inexperienced with finances at that point, and had no idea how much the capital… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2) … Get Out of Debt — Starting to Figure Out Taxes

Health, Weight Loss

What I Did To (WID2)… Lose Weight (OMG I’m Engaged!)

One of these days, I'll write the post about Rich proposing to me.  The original journal-type posts about it run to 18 pages long.  Which is great for Longreads, of course, but it's not written in that lovely literary style.  There are comments about Christmas shopping and Hannukkah candles and watching The Little Mermaid, not grand… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2)… Lose Weight (OMG I’m Engaged!)