Sunday, May 22, 2016

Back in Guate!

May 22, 2016

I just arrived in Guatemala City and my bags did not. But I'm smiling because the owner of the hotel I stay at in the City noticed my weight loss and said I looked younger.


I'll deal with the bags tomorrow. Luckily I stuck a change of clothes in my carry-on bag. Phew!

And so it goes...

Friday, May 20, 2016

Location Independence


Ever wonder what it's like to be a digital nomad? Wonder no more!

Here's my piece for the Slack Variety Pack podcast (produced by Pacific Content).


Friday, May 13, 2016

Coffee with the ATV/CTV Folks

May 13, 2016

What trip to Halifax would be complete without a visit with these two knuckleheads?

Stuart + Kevin + Doug = 100 years of TV experience
So much experience. So little value! :)

And so we goes...

Next Steps

May 13, 2016

The summer plan is coming together. Halifax until Monday. Then various spots around NS for a week. Then to Guatemala for work/play on May 22. After that, it's back to Vancouver for a while.

I'm going to miss the East Coast, but not the weather. Spring is awful and never-ending. Note to self: visit in the summer/fall.

That said, it has been a lot of fun. I've reconnected with lots of people and we had a killer reunion of MITV, the TV station we launched some 28 years ago.

Great People, Then and Now
More adventures to come!

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

THR +22 Months (670 days)

May 4, 2016 - THR + 22 Months (670 days)

I'm hanging in Halifax for a bit and everything is tickety-boo. Twenty-two months after my hip replacement, life is great!

My weight is down to a hair under 240 lbs. I've plateaued because I'm not hitting the gym 2-3 hours a day like I was in Liverpool. This has more to do with location and workload rather than laziness. I do miss it...

I still manged to ride/row more than 250 km in April. May will be much less, of course. But I'm trying to limit my caloric intake to 1500 calories a day. And walk daily. So far, so good.

Here's a chart of my weight loss battle over the past few years. The length of time isn't really consistent, but the weight is.

On Jan 2, 2015 I was tipping the scales at 277.2 lbs. Today: 239.7, a loss of 37.5 pounds.

Here's the graph:

Going the Right Way
And here's a before after pic showing me just before going to Ireland last year and a couple of weeks ago:
Less is More
Obviously, I'm pretty pleased. I still would like to lose at least 20 more pounds, if not 40. I don't have a fixed goal in mind in terms of time. Definitely before hip replacement #2. But as there is STILL no pain, that's probably a ways off. As long as the weight keeps going down, I'm happy.

My health is excellent. I'm working a TON. And I'm pretty content with everything.

The next report will be coming from Guatemala. Bwa ha ha!

And so it goes...