Yes, the website end I announced is hereby canceled. I’m going to leave that article in place for posterity, at least for a while. That’s what a mild case of depression looks like.
I sat back for two weeks and did next to nothing, at least in my own humble opinion. There are a few things I’d like to share, of course.
Although my wife, Josie, has called me a genius on more than one occasion, I’m really not that smart. The way I see it, I get lucky with some things and it just makes me look smart.
While I’m still using a WordPress theme of my own design, I’m no longer using my custom CMS routines. I’m using the FastCGI caching built into the Nginx web server. I’ll write about it later on but I feel like a dumbass for not using it before.
I started on a low-carbohydrate diet. It probably won’t result in as much fat loss as a strict keto diet but I’m giving it my best shot. It’s hard to avoid carbs when you live with two Filipinas (wife and daughter-in-law) who love rice and other foods with more carbs than I’ll ever need.
I don’t eat anything made from any kind of grain if I can help it. I did a little backsliding yesterday, however, and ate popcorn while watching the latest Avengers movie. Corn isn’t as bad as other grains.
What this means is I no longer eat rice, spaghetti, macaroni and anything, bread or toast, breakfast cereal, oatmeal, pancakes or waffles and corn chips and I can’t drink beer or cocktails. But… I absolutely love honey whiskey over ice and I’ll have it when I damn well please.
Just because I’m approaching my senior years doesn’t mean I have to be sedentary. In fact, being sedentary is what made me fat to begin with. I have no valid excuses but I’m now walking somewhere every day. I want to walk further and faster but my lower legs, along with my right hip, aren’t cooperating with me. Pain isn’t something I want to tolerate.
Perhaps walking will get a bit easier when I lose a few pounds. I can’t count on it because age is age and I wore out a lot of cartilage with 20 years of running in the Marine Corps.