Archive for October, 2008


Posted by Darrin Maidlow on October 31 2008 Add Comments

I cancelled Halloween this year.  Lights are off and I’m hiding in the basement.  I couldn’t handle having a bowl full of tasty little candies in the house. Apparently, some giant douche seems to have made it inappropriate to give out healthy alternatives like apples.  Thanks Jerk.

Don’t buy it! AKA hello Mr. butter tart!

Posted by Darrin Maidlow on October 24 2008 Add Comments

I’ve found that having “bad” things in the house makes it incredibly hard to not eat them.  Fortunately for me, I’m good at not buying things.  One of my biggest weaknesses is butter tarts.  If there is a butter tart in the house – I’m going to eat it.  If there is a package of [...]

Evil soda – how I love you so

Posted by Darrin Maidlow on October 17 2008 one Commented

Back in 1999 I was working for Edmonton Power.  On top of some other really bad eating, I was drinking probably a twelve pack of Pepsi EVERY DAY. I knew it was bad, I just forgot I guess.   Every can of soda is like 150 calories.   That was more than half of my daily caloric [...]

Cheat Day?

Posted by Darrin Maidlow on October 10 2008 Add Comments

I don’t like saying that I’m on a diet.  I’m not, I’m changing my lifestyle.  This is a term my mother in law uses and I guess I’m going to use it a bit here too. Basically, while I’m in what I’m going to call “weight loss mode” I’m eating in what I think is [...]

How many calories a day?

Posted by Darrin Maidlow on October 3 2008 Add Comments

I’m starting to pay attention to calories a lot more.  I wanted to know how many calories a day I should aim for to achieve weight loss.  So first I needed to find how many calories a day I should be eating to maintain my existing, unhealthy weight. Off to ask the magical Google.  Unfortunately [...]