Sunday, September 26, 2021

Weight Loss - OMAD and Calorie Restriction

Picture of Ice Cream Cone

Weight Loss:
One Meal A Day?
Calorie Restriction?

I continue to read articles and watch videos about losing weight, and I want to share what I've been learning recently!

My story continues...

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

My Weight Loss Victory Lap

Purely Personal:

Weight Loss

I have lost almost 100 pounds from my highest weight over the last decade, and I want to take a moment to brag!

Pictures of Rick from 2015 and 2021

Apparently, the weight loss is most apparent in my face. What do you think?

Friday, July 2, 2021

Naval Maneuver - "Same old same old"


Contemplating My
Belly Button

It's been a while since I've written anything for this blog.


I lead an active life, but it has become pretty routine from day-to-day. I do mostly the same thing!

The Cambridge Dictionary offers an interesting definition for Same Old Same Old: "(informal) it's used to say that a situation or someone's behavior remains the same, especially when it is boring or annoying."

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

"Follow by Email" ends July 2021


On the sidebar to the right was an innocuous box that invited you to submit your email address.

When you did that, you received notifications delivered to that address when a new article had been posted to this blog!

That feature has ended.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Weight Loss: Rich in Calories

Fasting Weight Loss

Rich in Calories

The general consensus is that one pound of body fat = 3,500 calories. 

A man who weighs 250 lbs is 75 lbs over the recommended weight for someone 6 feet tall.

He "owns" over a quarter million calories in his "fat account" (75 times 3,500 = 262,500).

He should be consuming 2,500 calories per day. Based on that, he should have 105 days of calories if he doesn't eat a bite of food during that time...

He's Rich!

Monday, March 22, 2021

Friday, February 5, 2021

Personal: My Weight Loss

My Weight Loss:

I've been recording my weight almost every day for the last six years. I have finally uploaded all that information to MyFitnessPal...

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Parkinson’s Law Redux: December 2020 and COVID-19

Parkinson’s Law Redux

December 2020 and

Parkinson’s Law states “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”

I discovered Parkinson’s Law in 2015, when I wrote an article “My Person Bane” where…  

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Covid-19 and Depression



Kudos to Sarah Chrisp for her YouTube Video "My Struggle With Depression, Anxiety & Burnout

I enjoy her videos because she gives tips about developing an online business - and her own success gives credence to her advice. She has a YouTube channel. Her youthful enthusiasm is contagious, which is why I was so surprised at that one video.

She gave a few signs in her life that "something" wasn't right. She said she no longer enjoyed video games, TV, or more than a few pages of a book.

That sounded like something that is occurring in my life...

Monday, November 30, 2020

"Third Places" in 2020 Covid-19

Photo of Ray Oldenberg

 Ray Oldenburg

"Third Places" 

Oldenberg proposed a model where

  1. "Home" is the first place; it's where you live
  2. "Workplace" is a second place
  3. Third Places - This is where people go to exchange ideas, form relationships, and create communities. One video elaborated on this last idea, suggesting that a "Third" place could be a park or a bar."
Dr. Peterson agreed. He wrote "[Oldenberg's] new term – third place – that made instant sense. Third places are where people congregate other than work or home. England has pubs, France has cafés, and Austria has coffee houses. Once upon a time in the United States, common third places included country stores, post offices, barber shops, hair salons, soda shops, and taverns."

What does this mean in 2020, with the Covid 19 world-wide shutdown?