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Baden Powell from Deep Cove to Lynn Canyon

Looking back over the summer, it seems like some of the best days we had were actually in September. The day Crystal and I decided to hike the Baden Powell trail from Deep Cove to Lynn Canyon (Sunday, Sept. 11/11) was definitely one of them. The weather was perfect for hiking – nice and sunny […]

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Hiking Arrowsmith Lookout

Crystal has been telling me about the Arrowsmith Lookout hike ever since we started talking about hiking. Last week we were on the island visiting family, so we decided to check it out. Friday, September 2/11 was the day we chose. Ratings Trail Condition: 4/5 With the exception of a short section at the very […]

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Hiking Stawamus Chief

Crystal and I had been talking about hiking “The Chief” for a while and, on August 28, 2011, we finally got around to it. I had hiked the trail before, but it was quite a few years ago, so I looked it up on vancouvertrails.com. We usually stick to trails with transit access, but there […]

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Baden Powell from Lynn Valley to Grouse Mountain

On Sunday, Crystal, myself and a friend did our second significant hike of the season. It was a long day but we had a great time, got some exercise and spent some time out of the city (without actually being too far from the city). Research Crystal and I are pretty keen to push our […]

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Hedonism through Abstinence?

My decision to give up drinking had a strange point of origin. I finally committed to the decision after reading an article on the subject by Roger Ebert, but I first started thinking about it after an embarrassing episode on Facebook. Someone I know had posted a link to a video of a large-breasted woman […]

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Low Carb Final Check-In

Well, the two-week trial is over and I lost a total of 2 kilograms (about 4.5 pounds). The crazy hunger-pangs haven’t been bothering me since about day eight. I’m hoping that means my body is adapting to use stored fat as energy instead of just soaking up the easy calories I was consuming. Several people have […]

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Low Carb Day Ten

Things are still going well with the new diet. I’ve dropped just over two kilograms so far and my energy level is great. I don’t know if it should be attributed to low-carbs, no alcohol or something else entirely, but my productivity over the last few weeks has been exponentially greater. Back in January it […]

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Low Carb Day Five

Still on track with the diet and feeling great. I’ve lost just over one kilogram so far. That’s not a whole lot, but the decrease seems consistent enough that I’m comfortable attributing it to the diet change. Energy levels are still very good. Not missing the afternoon crashes at all. I find that I’m hungry […]

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Low Carb Check-In

Coming to the end of day three of my low-carb diet experiment. Not a ton of changes so far, but a few items of note: Slept really poorly for the last two nights. Impossible to say for sure if that has anything to do with carb intake, but it does seem noteworthy. As of this […]

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An Experiment With My Health

One of the realities of every diet and fitness regimen is that your body adapts to the activity you’re performing. In fact, that’s why exercise (and diets) work. The problem is that once your body has adapted to the program you’re on, your return on energy invested starts to drop. In order to keep making […]

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