Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Random Crap #4

I've got nada.

1. Auschwitz Diet: Week 3

Initial WeightFinal Weight


Week 1185 lbs177 lbs-8 lbs
Week 2177 lbs174 lbs-3 lbs
Week 3174 lbs171 lbs-3 lbs

-14 lbs

On Saturday, I realized that I couldn't stomach another Subway sub. Additionally, I had doubts all along about the how accurate Subway's calorie count was. Instead, I've switched to two bottles of Ensure High Protein (240 calories/bottle) per day. Additionally, I also eat one bowl of plain salad daily, which I estimate to contain 50 calories.

I still feel good and since I am within 1 lb of the target of 170 lbs, I am considering to moving the target to 165 lbs. Since "Pat Robertson" is still evident, I think it will be OK. An office fitness "expert" has warned me that one of the dangers of a primarily liquid diet is that nutrients don't get absorbed by the digestive system as efficiently as with "traditional foods." I am not a nutritionist, but I can't see why this would be true. Regardless, if I suspect this is occuring, I can always put a bottle of Ensure in both ends and do cartwheels.

2. E-Mail Question
One of you has noticed that I have a link to a professed communist in my blogroll (two, actually). This lead to the question of whether I am a communist. The answer is no. I am not that optimistic. For communism to truly succeed, individuals must forego their own self-interest for that of their polity. When has that ever happened?

On the other hand, capitalism is based on the pursuit of self interest, which, in my opinion, is far better suited to self-serving tendencies of humans. I believe that is the role of government to keep the forces of capitalism in check. When the government fails to this, corporate greed will escalate into practices that promote unsustainability. I believe that we are in initial phase of this process and I am fairly certain that its irreversible.

I link to the blog in question because I read it frequently. He (and she) are excellent writers and his posts are meticulously researched. Besides, I link to Common Wombat's blog, but that doesn't make me a proctologist.

3. Referrals
The best part of Sitemeter is the referrals page. I like some of the Google searches that lead people to my blog.

- "shallow women" - This is, by far, the most popular search that doesn't have the word Assclownopolis in it. I'll get about 5 hits per day for this post.

- "u-pull it" - I get several hits a week for this term, primarily from midwesterners.

- "baltimore bukkake preparation H" - I can't imagine what this person was looking for, but it is troubling that they are local.

- "UDC 3000 honeywell" - These people are searching for an operating manual for a Honeywell controller. I'll bet they are disappointed.

- "" - I'll get several hits a week for this term, always from people in the UK.

- "tfg is an asshole" or "tfg is a wanker" - This is what the internet is all about.

- "dongality" - I made this word up. Why would anybody be searching for it?


At 9:12 AM, Blogger Broadsheet said...

Glad I'm not the only one who thinks Neckbone is a commie. ;-)

I get them most hits for "rodenator" - go figure.

At 10:45 AM, Anonymous toni said...

Does your new diet include alcohol?

At 1:37 PM, Blogger tfg said...

broadsheet/rodenator-You know, I haven't figured out a good way to abbreviate your screen name. I find BS, broad, and sheet unacceptable. However, Rodenator is an entirely different matter.

toni-I don't drink alcohol.

At 6:25 PM, Blogger Broadsheet said...

Ohhhh - I think anyone that knows me will tell you BS is perfectly suitable. ;-)

And than the next most suitable is perhaps Broad.

At 10:16 PM, Blogger John said...

when you decide what you're going to do after Auschwitz let us know. I'm interested to see if you decide you need to start taking in more calories and if so if the weight comes back absurdly fast. Good work so far, good luck.

At 6:36 AM, Blogger tfg said...

john-I'm also curious about how many calories it takes to maintain a particular weight. This is more of an experiment, whereas BFL is a plan that establishes healthy practices over the long term. In other words, you've got a much better chance to keep the weight off than I do.

At 3:55 PM, Blogger TheIdleReceptionist said...

I just discovered the source function on my sitemeter. I love the broken english search queries from my international friends...

At 9:19 PM, Blogger Cham said...

Tudor's Biscuit World

At 11:17 AM, Blogger Charles said...

Hmmm, I wonder if people find my blog by accident. I know I don't have any words that I have made up....Yet!


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