What The Phi Happened?

For those of you who are long-term readers, you’ll remember my personal battle last May/June, where I went from 22% body fat down to around 15% body fat.  It all started with this blog, which explains how a guy can figure out exactly what his body should look like, according to Ancient Greeks.  Sadly, six […]

Who Are You Voting For, or, A Realistic and Simple Breakdown Between Obama and Romney

So, I get into a lot of historical and political discussions with people.  I find most of them excruciatingly frustrating.  Most people have no idea what they are talking about and, really, I need to find the will-power to just stop talking to them about this stuff.  People don’t argue to share information: they argue […]

The Best Oatmeal Craisin Cookies

I invented this recipe for the best oatmeal Craisin cookies after multiple experiments.  I figured out the perfect oatmeal cookie – hearty and sweet – a cookie with substance that doesn’t taste like a health food.  Despite these facts, these cookies hold their own, nutritionally, at a mere 60 calories per cookie. My standard recipe includes Toll […]

Homemade Brownies: A Healthier Alternative To Box Mix

I got to thinking about homemade brownies as they compared to cost, labor, and nutrition, compared to cooking out of a Pillsbury box.  Finding recipes online can be a real frustration.  I recently went looking for a homemade brownie recipe, as an alternative to typical store-bought “Box Brownies” that are both not necessarily available everywhere […]

A Month Later

Well, here I am, a month after beginning my “not really a workout” workout routine and “not really a diet” diet.  It really has not consisted of anything more than doing crunches, push-ups, and pull-ups, as I think to do them (2 minutes of my life a couple of times a day).  I’m eating smaller […]

A Week Later

Last week, I was lucky to get through a few push-ups, and couldn’t even do a pull-up.  Today, reps of ten push-ups aren’t straining and I can do a half-dozen pull-ups (not chin-ups).  I have no idea how many crunches I do a day, but it has to be over a hundred.   My current […]

The Perfect Male Form

I have to go to a wedding in a little over three weeks.  It’s with family I never get to see, so I like to look my best when I do.  This means that the next three weeks of my life are predominantly occupied with getting tan and getting fit.  It’s been a sad winter […]