So, How Many Calories Do I Really Need?

The short answer is I’m not really sure. Depending on who you talk to or what you read, the number of calories you need depends on things like your current weight, height, age, level of activity, metabolism rate, and usually another set of (seemingly) random numbers. The long answer is the rest if this article:

Path to Weightloss: The 415 Pound Motivator

I caught this on Fark, and thought it too important to let it go. It’s the story of Roman Grandy, a guy who went from 415 lbs to… well, lower, though the article doesn’t ultimately say. (The last stated weight is 230, which is still pretty darn good.) I love inspirational stories like this:

Stopping My Panic Attacks

Recently, a commenter to a previous post on panic attacks, Mike, started sharing his story and issues with panic attacks. In response to one of his comments, I wrote the following, which I decided to make into a full post. Here I chronicle how it was that I overcame my panic attacks. Since putting what…

EVERYBODY PANIC! No, Wait, That’s Just Me

You may be wondering why I haven’t been writing all that much recently, at least not the deep, well thought out works of non-fiction literature you come here to enjoy. (At least, in my imagination you’re wondering why I haven’t been writing.) I feel I owe an explanation of that, and finally I feel like…

You’ve Probably Never Heard of Capsaicin…

…so I’m about to provide you with some random knowledge about it. (Still in the writing slump. Sorry about that. And no one-liners to share, so you get info about food instead. Hope y’all don’t mind.) Do you like spicy food? If you do, then you’re probably attracted to the capsaicin, since that’s the stuff…

Path to Weightloss: 280

It’s been way too long since I last did an update on my path to weightloss so here we go: First off, “The Biggest Loser” competition at my office has ended. Apparently, yours truly obliterated the competition by losing 12 lbs during the first round (everyone else lost < 5 lbs) and losing another 12…

Path To Weight Loss: First Cycle Results

Well, I’ve done it: I’ve become the biggest weight-loser in the office: 12.6 lbs in two weeks. The runner up lost 5 lbs. Grand prize is $70, plus two weeks of candy-based sabotage attacks from my co-workers, starting with the big pile of M&M’s and Snickers bars put in front of my office. Thanks for…