The April Fool

Day 1 – Tuesday, March 1, 2014 – 225.4 OK – maybe the last month was a ‘test’ – a baseline to see where my problem points were. It was also a month that saw a decade’s worth of work end for me as it was turned off, and a new system turned on. I…

Does Fluoride In Your Water and Toothpaste Make You Fat and Screw With Your Brain?

[Update: I got one comment: “What does this have to with low carb??? Do NOT send this crap. And… I disagree with your logic.”] I am old enough to remember the 60s when crackpots were labeled as such because they thought water fluoridation was some sort of government conspiracy. I don’t consider myself a crackpot, though your…

Fat, Dumb & Happy Day 12 & 13

March 21, 2014 – 219.6 What was different than yesterday? Little. Same hectic day. Maybe more tension. Didn’t eat all day. Went out mid afternoon for coffee and to clear my head a bit. Dunkin Donuts had a power outage and I had to make due with Starbucks – not a huge fan of their…

Fat, Dumb, & Happy Day 10 – Carb Ennui

March 19, 2014 – 221.2 Down 2 pounds. Still in ketosis. Drank wine and ate chocolate – but no peppers and tomatoes. Maybe it’s a fair trade. Another interesting tidbit: my blood glucose went from 132 to 95 without meds (I keep forgetting to take them). Let’s think about this one for a second.  I’ve…

Fat, Dumb & Happy Day 9

March 18, 2014 – 223.2 Feel much better today. Still in ketosis. I’m thinking perhaps the ‘healthy veggies’ in my soup were perhaps not so healthy. I’ve come to distrust almost all general health and nutrition advice  – and the more emphatic the announcements the more I distrust them – and feel very on-my-own to…

Fat, Dumb, & Happy: Day 8 – Solanine

Monday, March 17, 2014 – 225.8 6am Nice jump in the scale. I attribute it to a lot of bulk and water from yesterday’s meal, as well as less fat overall. I’m not concerned. I think I’ve shown my actual weight, minus the water I am retaining, is maybe 219. If the scale does not…

Fat, Dumb, and Happy Day 5

Friday, March 14, 2014 – 1:30pm I seem to be suffering from an excess of energy. Yes – excess. When you’re feeling sluggish most of the time it becomes the norm, but I’m feeling my energy increase and it is making me antsy as I sit behind a desk and stare at a computer all…