Alternate day Fasting – Week 3

Reading Time: 5 minutes Lost 10.4 lbs. over three weeks. This is a slower rate than the first two weeks.  I think I might be getting closer to my fat set point. A couple of other factors may be responsible. I discuss below. I added some more information to my weight loss chart to give insight to my performance … Read more

Alternate Day Fast – Week 2 Update

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alternate day fasting is when you fast one day and eat whatever you want the next. Alternately fasting and feasting restricts one’s caloric intake over time.  In my case “fasting” consists of just non-caloric fluids and eating a single high protein meal of less than 500 calories. Second week results: I lost 8.8 lbs. over … Read more

Alternate Day Fasting

Reading Time: 5 minutes Introduction: Alternate day fasting means that you fast one day and then the next day you eat whatever you want, a feast day. So, a given week may contain 3 fast  days and 4 feast days  next will have 4 fast days and three feast days. By alternately fasting and feasting one can restrict their … Read more

SF Bike to Work Day May 9

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ride your bike to work and come by to the Ferry building 7:30 – 9:30 AM on May 9th to see me and pick up your schwag bag.  If you join SF Bicycle Coalition, you get the super deluxe bag.

Cold Running

Reading Time: 2 minutes Unfortunately I have had my training for a marathon derailed for 2 weeks.  A nasty cold turned into a lung infection which just lingered with all this darn rain.  So I am wondering now how I get back up into the groove where I am pushing for 20 mile runs to get ready for a … Read more

Mobile Health Cynic

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Lily Tomlin said, “No matter how cynical you become, its never enough to keep up.”   The more I dig into this mobile wellness space, the more that comment resonates with me. I am pretty excited about mobile fitness trackers.  I get excited about the challenges of acquiring users and monetizing them in this space.  … Read more

Nike Fuel on Fire

Reading Time: < 1 minute Last week, I wrote about Nike Fuel and the FuelBand that is being launched this month.  I took a spin over to the Nike channel on youtube and can see how the marketing is shaping up.  This is going to be a hit.  Nike has managed to wrap up the idea of “Just Do it” … Read more


Reading Time: 2 minutes Hot on the heels of my endomondo review from last week, comes news about fitbit.  The company closed a round of $12 million in series C funding.  The money ostensibly is to launch and gain market traction for their new product, the Aria, a wirelessly connected scale and body fat percentage sensor.  I thought I … Read more

Withings – Bad Name for a Scale

Reading Time: < 1 minute Fitbit’s new Aria isn’t the first wireless scale. A French company called Withings has had a wireless scale on the market since at least 2009.  I believe Withings is going to fail.  The products look cool in an international space-age plastic frog design kind-of-way, but the name is poison.  I don’t know what it sounds … Read more

Endomondo Review

Reading Time: 4 minutes When I was younger, I’d go running with my girlfriend in the park.   When I chose our route, I would mix in hills (they are hard to avoid), and maybe stretch the distance a bit.   She was a runner, but hated running hills, and often  took the difficulty of my chosen route personally, as … Read more