Going for my Marathon Weight

Seventeen years ago, I started training to run a marathon. I was turning 40 and I figured that it was time to start working on some things on my bucket list. Running a marathon had been something I wanted to do since I was a kid. I trained and ran the marathon. And then I…

KFC update

It’s been almost 6 months since I reached my KFC Weight (200lbs) and I’m astounded that my average weight for the last 6 months has been 198.5lbs. Why astounded? I’ve been trying for years to get to that weight, but I barely came close in five years of trying. And now, I’ve been able to…

I know You’re Strong

I was listening to the song “A Plea from a Cat Named Virtute” by the Weakerthans the other day.  I love that song but it always gets me.  It hits me in the emotional gut. The song is the imagined monologue of a cat to its depressed owner.  I remember the first time I heard…

Cracking the Obesity Code

Everyone knows how to lose weight: Make sure that your calories “in” are less than your calories “out”, right? Wrong! According to The Obesity Code by Jason Fung most of our concepts about weight gain and obesity are incorrect. And the obesity explosion over the last few decades reflect this. More people are trying to…

The KFC Wait is Over!

I reached my goal!  I got down to my KFC Weight (200 lbs) and I went to visit the Colonel.  Was it Finger Licking Good? It tasted better than I expected.  I thought it would taste greasy and disgusting.  It tasted like victory. For two and a half years, I’ve wanted to get to my…

Rebuilding My Creative Muscles

I’m convinced that my creative muscles are similar to my physical muscles.  If they don’t get used regularly, they atrophy.  Even if you’ve been using them regularly and they’re in “good shape” but you stop for an extended amount of time, they will atrophy again. I’m a runner.  But I don’t always run.  If I…