It is not an easy thing to lose weight especially as one gets older. I for one have been trying to retrain my lifestyle to include less things that are bad for me (although Pepsi is a tough pleasure to give up) and more things that may actually prolong my life.
In the past few months I have had many tests to see if there was something preventing me from attacking this problem full on (like a weak heart or diabetes) and I found that I have no excuses other than the ones I accept when talking to myself.
To help me along I have entered a challenge set up by our local health authority to do a virtual trek of the Hawaiian Islands. It will take more than 1.3 million steps to finish the route. I have roughly five months. Before Christmas my mother did a similar virtual trek through the Rocky Mountains. She is almost 70 and completed it with a day to spare. How can I live with myself if I let her leave me in the dust? It's gonna be fun trying to keep up with her.
I will keep you all up to date on my efforts and how much my life improves by making a few simple changes. I think I need the pressure of updates to keep me going when I don't want to. All part of my plan to rule the world and become the most interesting person in it.
If you want to try the trek yourself you can find it HERE. If you need some information like a Canadian postal code or whatever to register for it yourself just drop me an email or a comment. It would be cool if some of my visitors can join me in this project.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.