I've been on low carb for a little over 5 months now. I started out at 235lb and am now at 176lb. In total, I've lost 59 pounds. I started with around a 43-44 inch waist and I now have a 34 inch waist. Here are some of the ridiculous things I've done and eaten on this "diet" (I'd consider my plan a rough guide on what to eat rather than a strict plan):
As I mentioned in my December 11 blog post about how I'd lost 30 pounds, I've been dropping weight. Today (day 90) I'm down 43 pounds total. I started out at 235 pounds and now sit at 192. This is nearly the lightest I've been in 13 years (I got down to 190 in high school). Other than that one time I've been heavier than this since I was about 12 or so. I've never been able to get rid of the gut, which is now in my sights thanks to low carb. And it all happened in just 3 months.
I'm not a fitness or health professional. Growing up, I weighed 270lb at my maximum when I was 13 years old. I implemented a slightly better diet with workouts and dropped to 195lb during high school. That is my lowest weight. I've come to realize that my ideal weight is somewhere around 190lb. I'm 6'0" with a larger build.
I wrote a blog post about Stewardship and Information Technolgy on the Acton PowerBlog. Be sure to check it out!
Readwriteweb made a post about Wikipedia launching the "Wikilove" button that lets users show appreciation for each other. Apparently Wikipedia is trying to ride the wave of button popularity, what with Google launching their +1 button recently and the Facebook/Twitter buttons being featured on most websites around the Internet.
All through high school and college I was frustrated at the thought that Wikipedia was not a legitimate source of research information. Now that it's been a few years I finally see why that is. Wikipedia has strengths including a self-policing community. However, this community has taken their process to the extreme.
If you're like me you have a lot of passwords. I literally have hundreds and it's impossible to keep them all straight while keeping security in mind.
Solid state drives are great. What's not so great is when the manufacturer leaves a firmware out that is defective for an extended period of time. The 0006 Release of the Crucial RealSSD C300 has a problem where it stutters during normal usage for 1-3 seconds. It's still usable but it's very annoying.