Blog Post #34 is now ….and I’m hungry! My wife and I are experimenting with intermittent fasting. We fast for 16 hours and have an eight-hour eating window to get our calories in. It’s mainly about skipping breakfast (the most important meal of the day) and delaying your first meal until 2, 3, or 4pm. The science claim is that intermittent fasting increases fat loss, improves health, and allows for more diet flexibility (all I read there was “beer”). The biggest benefit I’ve seen is in my morning routine. I have more time for writing. Will it translate to more regular blog posts? Maybe…..or maybe more published articles.
Unfortunately, all my blog posts at the Vancouver Coastal Health: Up For Discussion blog have been deleted. VCH has moved to an internal access only site and they have re-started the discussion forum. It’s a bit disappointing as I was using those posts as writing samples when in discussion with editors about writing on health. Now my Published Work is comprised mostly of beer writing. On that note: I had another article posted in The Beer Blog covering Mount Arrowsmith Brewing. You can check it out here: https://thebeerblog.wixsite.com/thebeerblog/home/mount-arrowsmith-brewing
My wife and I have spent a lot of time in the USA already this year. We travelled to San Jose, San Francisco, and Portland in the last few months. We also have a couple upcoming trips to Washington State over the summer. Despite the political and social issues, the US is still an interesting and amazing country to visit. I took this photo in San Francisco on our way to Alcatraz Island.
The next big trip for my wife and I is Great Britain this October. We’re still working on all the places we plan to go but with about three weeks to tour around, there should be some writing and photography opportunities. Windsor Castle is not on the list.
I recently overheard someone say, “I don’t think Harry and Meghan are going to last.” You know who I don’t think are going to last? Elizabeth and Phillip. I’m actually looking forward to see who Queen Elizabeth marries next. Did you see the Royal Wedding last month? The two best things about that wedding; it was Royal and involved a Canadian.
Bonus Photo: If you missed the wedding on TV or haven’t seen any pictures, this is my photo showing everything important that you may have missed.
Words of Wisdom
1. Celebrate you. Celebrate your achievements. Celebrate being alive and every milestone along the way. Next month, my wife and I will celebrate our 11th anniversary…. The tontine continues.
2. Whether intermittent fasting is for you or not, protein is your most important macronutrient. The easiest way (and IMO healthiest way) to meet your protein needs is to eat animals. Note: I have received e-mails criticizing my stance on vegetarianism. I may take my campaign to Twitter #MeatToo.
3. Don’t procrastinate on things you want to do. Time is running out for all of us….maybe not Queen Elizabeth, Keith Richards, or Betty White….but for the rest of us; Don’t wait!
Nothing brings you more joy than the ending jokes from Roy. Enjoy.
Sitting by the pool in Mexico, my father-in-law said to me, “Look at that. There’s a one-legged bird running around.”
I said, “Well it’s not exactly running.”
The Nursing Name Game 2. There were two patients in a double room. They were both named Skye. The nurse and the doctor were in the room discussing their care.
Dr. “I need to put this Skye on medications.”
RN “What do you mean this guy? She’s a woman.”
Dr. “I know she’s a woman but this Skye has an infection.”
RN “This guy has an infection? What guy? What about this Skye? She has the fever.”
Dr. “She’s a woman. Maybe this Skye and this Skye both have infections.”
RN “This guy and this guy? What are you talking about?”
Dr. “I’m talking about this Skye, not this Skye.”
RN “They’re both women. This Skye needs antibiotics.”
Dr “This guy?”
You “OMG Roy! What was that?”