And...I'm back. Hopefully for good. It's been a year. I'll leave it at that because I could devote an entire blog just to the stuff that's happened over the past 18 months or so.
Salient fact: having just ended an 18 year relationship, I am now currently single. I'm not saying this in an effort to find a date or a new partner. Right now at least I'm content with reorganizing this house (finally!) into a way that works for me and for all the hobbies, etc. that I'm into. I spend a part of every day breathing a sigh of relief that the clutter is gone, that the unhappiness and frustration has left for greener pastures, and savoring the utter quiet of not having a television and/or cell phone games blaring for 12 hours a day. There is something extremely valuable about silence.
Added bonus: I now have full control of the fridge and everything in it. No gluten shall cross the threshold of this house ever again. I can use all of the kitchen counters with no fear of wheat crumbs finding their way into my food.
And now I can seriously start experimenting with gainer shakes. I can mix up large quantities to leave in the fridge without anyone questioning what the hell I think I'm doing.
Right now toying with pasturized whole egg product mixed with dairy. Going to start small with that one and work my way up as I have no idea how eating that much fat in one sitting will affect me.
I'm also making double batches of cookies and freezing half for later consumption - it helps to have them conveniently close at hand.
The idea is to work up to a regular diet of 5,000 calories per day and see where this takes me.
Currently at around 200 pounds.