November Mile Marker

I had high hopes for moving the needle a little further towards my Marathon Weight.  But November pushed me further away from it.  My average weight for the month was 183.3 lbs.  Up 1.1 lbs from October. Oh well. My heaviest was 188.1 lbs and my lightest was 180.6 lbs.  What happened?  I didn’t do…

Can Goal Setting be a bad thing?

I’m still working my way through The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman. And just finished the chapter “Goal Crazy”.  Burkeman suggests that we have an unhealthy focus on goal setting.  He suggests that the dark side of goal setting can lead to destructive behaviours and even death. He makes reference to the 1996 disaster at Mount…

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…

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…