Diet of Mindless Minion Number 2,703

Right now, I am like this comic by the Oatmeal.  I have gained weight, gone soft in the middle etc.  I ate the pie chart.

I want to take some sort of action, so I have created a regime, based on things I have learned from Whole Health Source (written by nutritional researcher Stephen Guyenet) and Timothy Ferris. (Timothy Ferris, championship ballroom dancer in South America, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, and someone who is concerned with the minutia of life,who treats every aspect of existence like he is an industrial engineer. He even out-sourced finding a girlfriend. I am a little bit fascinated by Timothy Ferris.)

Anyhow, I don't want to bore you with details, but I am starting a bit of a diet today:
Playing Sax in the Bathtub: Optional

Timothy Ferris does have a diet out, and so does Stephen Guyenet, but I just created my own based on things I like to eat. The main thing is that I want to be able to live with it long-term. I've actually tried Timothy Ferris's thing and it is really, really, really boring eating the same things over and over again. And I didn't lose weight, so there's that.

In addition to eating differently: I am a member of the Cult of the Fitbit and I would like to make the Fitbit do its cool jiggly thing on my wrist every day, which means walking/jogging/skipping 5 1/2 miles a day. Then I do heavy lifting in the "Earth Gym" (I garden and carry fifty pound bags of feed and stuff outside). Also, it's important to sleep at least 8 hours a night. All this should get me back to my usual self in no time, right? Hope so.

I'll let you know how it all works out. 


  1. When I look at a pie like that I wonder what everyone else is going to eat. I also joined the "Cult of Fitbit" by wearing one on my belt. I think it has motivated me at least a little bit. It's always a struggle to keep from blowing up like a balloon. Even more so in the last five or ten years.

  2. Your comment reminded me of something my daughter said the other day. We made two pumpkin pies, and she looked at them and said, "Well, there are two pies, and three people, so I guess one of us has to go hungry, then?" It's like you two have a psychic connection or something! ;)

  3. Ah, the cult of Fitbit. Is there a secret handshake that we should know about and if so, how many calories does doing said handshake burn?