Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Absence

Hello blog.

So it turns out those problems I was having with my computer previously hadn't actually resolved themselves.

My hard drive basically melted, and I've been without a computer for a few days now.

I'd been treating it like it was a software issue, but in fact it was a hardware failure.

The parts I needed to fix it arrived in the mail today and I've just finished giving my computer a spiffy new hard drive and a completely fresh installation of Windows 7.

I just finished fixing everything literally a few minutes ago. I'm on cloud 9 right now.

For anyone reading this that's into computers like I am, I'd highly recommend trying out the new Solid State Drives (SSDs). No moving parts. The speed boost is pretty unbelievable. People wonder where their computers are bottlenecking performance-wise, and I think 99% of the time these days, the answer is their hard drive.

I'm so impressed with this SSD I'm probably gonna get a second one and put them together in RAID 0.

Then maybe get a 1.5 TB Stoneage HD just for storage (the SSDs are really lacking in capacity at the moment, $300 for an 80 gig).

Anyway that was all nonsense to most of you. This blog is about food and health. I've been off my diet during the absence and I've gained a couple pounds. There haven't been any ravenous binges, but let's say I kept the party going after the Superbowl.

I've decided my new guidelines will be to keep each day below 1400 calories, eat a fruit and a salad every day, never eat anything deep fried, and generally avoid all foods that no longer bare any resemblance to their original source.

Crackers for example, which don't look much like wheat. Chocolate, which doesn't look much like cocoa beans. Noodles, which don't look much like anything. If the food doesn't bare much resemblance to its plant or animal sources, then I'm gonna try not to eat it.

I'm also gonna try to eat less meat, egg and cheese. And just generally move my diet in the direction of being more plant-based.

Tomorrow morning I'm gonna make a post covering all the days I missed in my absence. Tomorrow morning will also be when I begin with my new guidelines.

I'm gonna try to lose weight.

Until tomorrow,


  1. Eric,you've turned a corner.

    Keep going!


  2. Finally, I think you're seeing the light. Eric, this is a GREAT plan! I love it!

  3. That's great! I really like the sound of your new plan. :) Looking forward to seeing how it goes for you.

  4. This is awesome, Eric. I am cheering for you!

  5. Like Enz said: You've turned a corner. That is awesome!