Battles With Boredom

March 25, 2011

Slow Carb Diet Fail

Filed under: Health & Fitness — Peter Nikolaidis @ 7:19 pm

I believe I’ve given it a fair shot. After being on the slow carb diet for 7 of the last 8 weeks, I haven’t seen enough change to hold my attention. It’s a bit disappointing, for sure, but not the end of the world by any stretch.
Weight Over Time

Oh well. It’s certainly been fun. Binge days have been an interesting high and low, but I think I’m going to focus on other things for a while.

UPDATE: Just for comparison, here’s the progress I made on Medifast in 2008. I wonder if slow carb would have been more effective had I more weight to lose, or if Medifast would be effective on me again now.

Medifast diet progress from 2008

Update: If you are interested in trying the Slow Carb Diet, despite my failure, I encourage you, and please let me know. If you need recipe ideas, check out

March 20, 2011

Shadows of the Samurai

Filed under: Aikido,Entertainment — Peter Nikolaidis @ 9:29 pm

Today I visited the Fleming Museum to see the exhibit “Shadows of the Samurai.” The pieces on display include full suits of samurai (侍) armor, katana (long swords), yari (spear), and yumi (bows), as well as other pieces including a tea set and theater masks. (more…)

March 8, 2011

Review: NAVIGON MobileNavigator North America

Filed under: Apple,Mobile Devices,Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 11:32 am

NAVIGON MobileNavigator North America

Price: $59.99
iTunes App Store

Navigon MobileNavigator North America


March 6, 2011

Slow Carb Diet: Week 4

Filed under: Health & Fitness — Peter Nikolaidis @ 2:15 pm

I just read that people over 40 often fail to see any significant change in the slow carb diet for the first 4-6 weeks. I’m not over 40, but I figure I’ll give it a few more weeks regardless to give it a fair shot. It’s disappointing that the changes I’m experiencing haven’t been more dynamic, but I am feeling more energy, even if my scale refuses to acknowledge the diet except the day after binge day (when I see a rather noticeable spike in my weight).

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