Archive for January, 2005


Monday, January 31st, 2005

Ignore me.

I had the Tomato Basil Penne from Chili’s Guiltless Grill (671). Pretty good stuff.

1 Can of refried black beans (470) +
1 personal portion of seasoned rice from KFC (150) +
1/3 chopped sweet onion (20) +
1/2 chopped green bell pepper (15) +
1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes (20)

All I did was mix this stuff up in a bowl and heat it up, and sprinkle a little salt and pepper on it, then eat it in a bowl. I was going to put it on tortillas, but I forgot to buy them. It was yummy anyway.

671 + 675 = 1346

But then Travis picked me up and we went to Star Seeds and I had a jumbo breakfast taco with eggs, cheese, and hash browns, and a half order of biscuits and sausage. It was good. Damn good.

100 Tortilla + 150 Egg + 200 Cheese? + 300 Hash browns? = 750
500 Biscuit? + 200 Gravy? = 700

1450 + 1346 = 2796. It was damn good, tho.

Paul Krugman is my hero.

Monday, January 31st, 2005

So a while back I stumbled across this unofficial Paul Krugman archive.

If you don’t know who Paul Krugman is, he’s an economist from MIT, who currently teaches at Princeton and writes a column twice a week for the New York Times, where he spends a lot of time debunking the cubic feet of bullshit regularly exported by the Bush administration. If you’ve got a little spare time, you should definitely check it out. Read everything in reverse chronological order.

Food for Sunday

Sunday, January 30th, 2005

Sunday food

I didn’t get to sleep until 11a, so I didn’t really eat anything until about 4 although I had a cup or so of some nasty beer from an un-iced keg (150), then I at a pita bread with some chipotle frijoles on it (240+240), and then another of those fat-free tortillas also filled with the same frijoles (240+80).

The tortillas held up better to the beans than the potatoes.

Then later on I ate some pizza. It was quite a bit. Maybe 1000 calories.

So that’s 1000+320+480+150=1950 calories.

More menu

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

Just more record of what I’m eating. I really am going to post something interesting here soon, and probably take this stuff off the main page.


I went to Jason’s Deli again (it’s on the way to work) and got a bowl of red beans & rice (contained a little sausage, whoops) which was 376 calories and was damned good, and a veggie wrap, which was 380 calories and wasn’t. I like vegetables, but this was a lot of dry-tasting mushrooms and smelly bean sprouts splattered with quacamole.


I snacked on the rice and beans during the day, the only thing I technically had at dinner was a bag of Schlotzky’s Jalapeno flavored potato chips I had laying around. They taste horrible and have 220 calories (100 from fat). No more of those.


Yeah, I went to this show downtown, and only ended up having a couple more beers.

So far that’s 376+380+220+300=1276 calories.

Munchies on Friday

Friday, January 28th, 2005

Ignore me, I’m just a food listing.


I didn’t have time for lunch, so I just had some Rold Gold Pretzels (220). They’re good pretzels. I wish I’d had lunch though. I was just running late.


For dinner I went to Jason’s Deli, and had a couple big plates of salad with some small amount of fat-free dressing of some sort. It was Jason’s Deli. It was the salad bar. Of course it was good. Also had some banana pudding. All in all, probably less than 300 calories.


I had a super-healthy dinner, a peanut-butter-and-raspberry-butter-on sourdough sandwich (I don’t recommend it) that was probably 350 calories, and 4 beers, that were probably 150 calories each or something, so 600 there.

Totals up to 220+300+350+600 = 1470 calories. Damn. I haven’t even been aiming for that number, but I keep hitting it.

Eatage for today

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

This is just what I ate today. You’re not interested in it.


I started off by eating the rest of the chili (480) and potatoes (240) from last night. They’re really good together.


I had about a cup of rice from this chinese place, and a few tablespoons of picante sauce mixed in (250). It was kind of plain, but filling.


Had some Mahatma Spanish Rice Mix. I made it with a teaspoon of vegetable oil (40), and I kind of burned it, but it was good anyway. I higly recommend getting it. I ate the whole thing (450).

So that’s 720+250+490=1460, about the same as yesterday.

My month as a vegetablearean

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

Of the four people or so who might possibly for any reason whatsoever read this site, there’s one or two who might not know that I’ve decided not to eat meat for the next month.

One of the reasons for this is that I’m going to see if it’s easier to eat less calories that way, because I want to lose a few pounds. I figure eating vegetables only will cut out most fast food, meaning I’ll eat cheaper and healthier. Another is to see if it’s possible to eat well without eating meat. I eat a lot of stuff that doesn’t have any meat in it anyway, so it shouldn’t be all that taxing.

At any rate, I figure I’ll put what I eat here, and that way I can come back to it later if I’m hard up for ideas. I’ll spend 30 seconds trying to hunt up a link, too, with more info on whatever it is I’m posting. WARNING: boring crap ahead.

I’m a week in to this, so here’s what I’ve eaten so far:

Meatless Sloppy Joe from Far East: This is the shiznit. It comes in a box, and you just add a tablespoon of vegetable oil and a can of tomato paste. It’s textured soy protein, but it’s damned good.

Falafel Pita Stuffers from Far East: This is horrible, horrible stuff, even though it’s from the same company. It’s basically ground garbanzos with ground garlic and onion and stuff thrown in; you mix it with water to make a paste, and then roll it into balls and fry it to make these falafel “meat” balls that you’re supposed to put in a pita or something. Or, if you’re smart, you don’t.

Oh, and if you’re buying pita, don’t forget that it comes in pocketbread and flatbread. I learned that one the hard way.

Pasta and sauce: Yummm…….I think a third of my meals have been pasta and sauce. I eat it a lot normally, as well. For pasta I like farfalle and and gnocchi, and for sauce I like anything from Paul Newman, most of the HEB/Classico ones (especially olives and capers and vegetable primavera), and Mom’s spaghetti sauce.

Mashed Potatoes and Macaroni and Cheese: You can get this one from the KFC.

Cheese Enchiladas: In the cheap aisle of the frozen foods section, you can get these tasty entrees, which do contain beef tallow, but don’t contain any actual meat. The HEB I shop at has Patio and El Charrito brands. I ate them both, and then I looked at the ingredients–the El Charrito is not only better for you, it tastes a hell of a lot better.

That’s about as good a recap as you’re going to get from my memory-challenged self.

And today (drumroll please) I’ve eaten:


1 onion bagel : 360 calories for lunch. Damn. Those things really pack ‘em in. Still, I ate one big bagel and I was full. That ain’t bad. It was good.


2 fat-free whole-wheat tortillas: These are 80 calories apiece and taste all right, but fat must be the stuff that holds tortillas together, because they fall apart hella bad. I won’t buy them again, especially since they were $2.50 for 10. I stuffed the tortillas with…

Reser’s Potato Express Chipotle-flavored potatoes: 480 calories for a whole bag, of which I ate maybe half. Pretty damned good; I found ‘em in a fridge in the vegetable section. $2.50 for the bag, and damned sho worth it. I topped it with…

HEB Fresher Lasting salsa: 7.5 calories a tablespoon. This is the expensive ($2.50) salsa in a bag in the vegetable section of HEB. Actually, it’s not much more than regular salsa, and it is nice and fresh. More watery than the salsas you get in a bottle; kind of like what you’d get in a restaurant. I recommend it.

Supper (I eat at midnight, what do you want I should call it?):

Bear Creek “Darn Good” Chili Mix: It’s not surprising that chili tastes good without meat, because chili isn’t about meat anyway–that’s why it’s called chili. Nevertheless, this is some damn good stuff, although I didn’t prepare it according to the label. I only used one can of tomato paste, and I cooked it down from seven cups of water so that whole bag of the stuff only made 4 cups of chili.

That’s the way it ought to be made, ‘cuz it’s delicious that way. I ate half of it (480 mix calories + 75 tomato paste calories = 555) with a slice of sourdough (120 calories).

So that’s 360 + (2*(80+120)) + 675 = 1435 calories. I drink diet Dr. Pepper and iced tea, so no calories there. That’s about 650 calories under my nominal basal metabolism, so I’d expect to weigh about 3 ounces less tomorrow, theoretically.

I got a kitten

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

Okay, my roommates Happie and Beth got a kitten and named it Othello. Then my brother Travis got a kitten and named it Carmella. I laughed, for I am immune to the charms of kittens. And yet, here’s a kitten named Heihachi that follows me around all the time and bites my fingers:

Let’s try this again…

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

Okay, I just dumped PHP-Nuke in favor of Drupal, so there’s not a lot of content here today, but I’ll be adding some later tonight.

In the mean time, you should go check out Fractalyzer and download it and play with it.