Cooking, Health, Weight Loss

How Do I Know It’s Healthy?

In a discussion with my uncle, and a later discussion with another relative, the question of how you can tell if your food is healthy came up. It's an interesting question. Lots of people have answers that they would suggest are the One True Way. Some people will tell you it has to be low… Continue reading How Do I Know It’s Healthy?

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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