I am longtime fan pre-1980 Genesis, specially their classic period with Peter Gabriel at the helm and their “four-man era“. So needless to say I was caught when I landed upon this incredible collaboration between guys that are fans like myself, but who have individually mastered a musical instrument and decided to collaborate remotely to do covers of Genesis classics.
Late 2011 I made a commitment: I will lose the extra pounds I have been wheeling around for the past 1.5 years… You heard me!
So I started doing two things:
1) I started going to Kuk Sool Won classes twice per week. This is a Korean martial arts system founded in 1958. The video below shows Master Tom Brewer, our instructor and owner of the Berkeley school we’re going to.
2) I started logging all my meals using a very convenient app called MyFitnessPal. Think of it as WeightWatchers (the app) without the points, focused on calories. For people with diabetes like myself, it also doubles nicely as a carb counting tool. One of the biggest benefits I have found it to have is that you can scan the barcode on nearly ANYTHING you can find in order to save yourself some data entry: only one food item I have scanned in nearly one month has failed to appear on their database.
So far, in 20 days of logging all meals in MyFitnessPal and about 10 classes, I have managed to lose just over 6 pounds. The goal is to lose another 20 in the next few months. I will keep you posted…