How to Lose Weight in a Pandemic

If you had asked me a year ago if it was easy to lose weight during a pandemic, I would have said, “Heck, yes!” I saw the movie Contagion. A pandemic brought hoarding, looting, scarcity of resources and scavenging. It would be like the Zombie Apocalypse without the zombies. But the reality of a pandemic…

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…

Pounding My Way to KFC

My KFC Weight is just around the corner!  I’m three pounds away from my target!! It’s good news, because I have been fretting about getting kicked in the butt by Resistance on other fronts: This is my first post in a month, I haven’t made any progress in writing the next draft of my play,…

Intermittent Fasting… Intermittently

I first heard about Intermittent Fasting while listening to a Tim Ferris podcast a few years ago. I don’t think the person being interviewed called it Intermittent Fasting, but he didn’t eat his first meal of the day until 3pm or 5 pm. Crazy! The thought of it gave me hunger pangs. Two years ago,…

Going Digital

The other day, I got an email from Amazon. They were going to be paying me my royalties for my book Laund-O-Mat at the End of The World and Other Fringe Favourites. It was published in 2014 and I was going to receive a whopping $17.95! Whoo hoo! To be honest, I didn’t think I…