Holiday Food

It’s that time of year again. Imagine Paul Revere, riding his horse through town shouting: The Holidays are Coming! The Holidays are coming! For some, the holidays are already here. And for others, they are just around the corner. Holiday time is tricky. Especially, when you’re trying to watch your weight. Even in these pandemic…

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…

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…

Getting to my KFC Weight

For almost three years my friend Mike and I would post our daily weight in the hopes of encouraging each other to lose weight. We didn’t diet, but just tried to be aware of our eating. In those 34 months, our weights went down and went up. Eventually, we started marking who had lost the…

Tick, Tock…

Last Friday, I stayed after work an extra 45 minutes. I was chatting with my friend, Mike, and the conversation was on a roll. It was one of those conversations that are usually fuelled by alcohol, although this one was not. We talked about life, friends, family, mortality and things we wanted to do “one…