Lose Weight the Tech Way


Honestly, there is no tech way or this diet or that diet. This plan or that plan. There is no secret pill, no purge plan, no nothing. Truth be told there is one healthy way to lose weight and one only.

Eat less, move more and breathe.

That’s it, nothing more or less. The science behind losing the fat C55H104O6 is presented nicely in a Ted Talk, but here’s the paraphrased version:

  • Eat less, your body is forced to break down the fat. I represent that above as it’s molecular structure.
  • Move more, it increases the speed of the breakdown of the fat with heat.
  • Breathe, it’s something we do naturally but with the moving we are increasing how much we breathe and expelling CO2. The CO2 is the largest percentage of the broken down fat in the 90% range.
  • Yes, fat breaks down into CO2, which we exhale with every breath. What about the rest of the 100% that’s not CO2? It is expelled as water in sweat, tears, when you go to the restroom and any other way we expelled water.

Pretty simple isn’t it? You don’t need to buy a book, special meals or even join a gym. You just need to eat less, obviously eating a balanced diet of good food with some food you love that may even be junk food, move more by running, walking, playing a sport and breathe. I will suggest that you will be more successful if you move more with a friend or group of friends.

Have fun saving all the money on books and gym memberships.

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Sunday Snippet – Birthday Edition


This year, I’m not so sure as I’ll probably just spend a quiet day at home watching football and zombies – Michael Kwan

My friend Michael Kwan celebrated his birthday Sunday. The quote above is from his own Sunday Snippet post on his blog, Beyond the Rhetoric. Reading that quote made me think about the time I have known Michael.

Years ago when I started commenting on BTR, Michael was all Social Media and single. He was very much into all the tech stuff, going on trips for his freelance work and other writing gigs. As the years went by, the travel has slowed down, but not his outgoing social side. Food porn, and what not close to home. I chalk that up to his longtime relationship with his now wife and settling into his “30’s”. He is correct in that he is not middle aged, nor is he a whipped snapper. He’s become comfortable.

Now, he is a father, husband and self employed. That means he gets to see that beautiful little girl as much as possible. I admire his choice today and respect him for how he has grown.

Happy birthday my friend.

Have Kids? Your Responsibility!


KidsI have 3 children ages 9, 5 and 2. I love my children very much. I drive them around with me all the time. I don’t leave them in the car when I exit the vehicle.

I have an extremely hard time reading about a child that has died in a car. Either left by a parent who forgot their child was in the back seat or one that wanted to go shopping or drinking and thought they could just leave the child behind. I find it hard to read or listen because I love my children so much and can not imagine the fear of that child who cannot take care of themselves and gives their parent unconditional love and trust.

What I don’t understand about a parent is how you can even do that? How can you get out of the car and not know your child is in the back seat? How can you forget? It’s your child, you put them in the car seat and you forgot them by the time you got where you were going? Whatever you are doing or wherever you are going is not as important as your child. Even when my kids are not in the car I always check my back seat when I get out. It’s habit, something I do as a parent for the safety of my children.

If you have children, nothing is more important than their well being. Read that again, nothing is more important than your children. Not your job, not that football game, not mowing the lawn, not that girls night out, not that poker game with the guys.

Wake up parents, take care of your kids!