Category Archives: Weight Loss Chronicles

It’s a New Phil, Weeks 85 and 86

The Transformation of Desire Charles Harper’s talk at the Singularity Summit had particular resonance for the New Phil series. Here’s the abstract from the relevant portion of his talk: People use power to pursue ends they desire. Therefore the increase of personal power calls for the transformation of personal desire. Science, however, knows next to […]

It's a New Phil, Weeks 85 and 86

The Transformation of Desire Charles Harper’s talk at the Singularity Summit had particular resonance for the New Phil series. Here’s the abstract from the relevant portion of his talk: People use power to pursue ends they desire. Therefore the increase of personal power calls for the transformation of personal desire. Science, however, knows next to […]

It’s a New Phil, Weeks 83 and 84

Recently I added running to my exercise menu. While in San Diego last week, I got up one morning and starting jogging along the pier and just kept hugging the water’s edge until I realized that I had run all the way from my hotel back to the airport — which trip had cost $11 […]

It's a New Phil, Weeks 83 and 84

Recently I added running to my exercise menu. While in San Diego last week, I got up one morning and starting jogging along the pier and just kept hugging the water’s edge until I realized that I had run all the way from my hotel back to the airport — which trip had cost $11 […]

It's a New Phil, Weeks 81 and 82

Last time out, reader Gerald Hibbs wrote: Howdy Phil, I always notice people who have never struggled with weight saying something like, “Hey fatty, just exercise more and eat less. It isn’t rocket science, you just have to have self discipline!” Now that you have lost a good deal of weight but are stuck for […]

It’s a New Phil, Weeks 81 and 82

Last time out, reader Gerald Hibbs wrote: Howdy Phil, I always notice people who have never struggled with weight saying something like, “Hey fatty, just exercise more and eat less. It isn’t rocket science, you just have to have self discipline!” Now that you have lost a good deal of weight but are stuck for […]

It's a New Phil, Weeks 79 and 80

Something Weird with Your Arm Well, my week off from reporting did not yield the benefit I was looking for — my weight remains at its stubborn, long plateau level of 230. I’m telling you, when this thing breaks, it’s going to break. But not this week. Getting up from the breakfast table last Saturday, […]

It’s a New Phil, Weeks 79 and 80

Something Weird with Your Arm Well, my week off from reporting did not yield the benefit I was looking for — my weight remains at its stubborn, long plateau level of 230. I’m telling you, when this thing breaks, it’s going to break. But not this week. Getting up from the breakfast table last Saturday, […]