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There’s Still Time to Commit to Your 2021 Health & Fitness Plan

It’s March 1st as I write this*. The year is two months in. Seems like just a moment ago it was New Year’s Day and we were all committing to our better selves for 2021 as so many of us do. It’s been a tough year for people around the world with the pandemic, work stress, crazy elections and uncertainty. Anybody would forgive you if your plan slipped.Still,...

How I Moved from Counting Calories to Supercharging My Workouts and Massively Improve My Fitness…

How I Shifted from Just Counting Calories to Supercharging My Fitness WorkoutsThis is part of a weight loss and fitness improvement series that I’m writing to share how I went from 222 pounds and unable to bike more than 20 minutes on a Peloton to 153 pounds and running 8–12 miles / day in just 18 months.I’m no superhero and I’m not going to give you...

How I Gamified My Own Brain to Lose Weight & Improve Fitness

Socially distant hiking in Sedona (we drove there)I recently wrote about my weight-loss journey over the past 18 months where I lost 65 pounds without a fad diet and returned to my college weight. If you want to get in better shape and haven’t read that you might start there. I separately wrote about some food plans I use.I started advice with the premise...

The Quick Email I Sent to People Who Asked For All the Details

I’m sorry to write so much about losing weight. I promised people I would write a few posts about this and I wanted to cover eating, mental game, measurement, what gear I’ve used, sleep, water consumption / tracking, etc. So I have a few more posts to go and then I promise to stop filling up your screen with posts about me or about weight loss / health...

What I Ate on My Weight Loss Journey of 2020

Yesterday I wrote about my weight loss journey of the past 18 months where I lost 65 pounds in 18 months with no gimmicks or fads. No paleo, keto, intermittent fasting — just sensible eating. If you didn’t read the post it might be worth clicking on the above link.Some simple advice I have:Eating matters 10x more than working out. Both are important...

How I Lost 65 Pounds In 18 Months Without Any Fad Diets or Gimmicks

June 2019 (left) and November 2020 (right)I’ve been reluctant to write this blog post because historically I don’t like talking about weight. But I’ve been promising to publish how I lost 65 pounds in the past 18 months without any fad diets or gimmicks to try and be helpful to others.I have a plan, I know it works and for the friends and family who...

Kara Nortman Was Just Promoted to Co-Managing Partner at Upfront Ventures. Here’s What it All Means

Today we’re announcing that my partner Kara Nortman is becoming Co-Managing Partner at Upfront Ventures and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to welcome her to her new role.As with all promotions, the reality is that Kara was already acting as a senior leader at our firm and also in the industry at large. She had all of the skills and traits we sought — leadership,...

How Valence Aims to Provide Better Access and Funding for Black Founders & Executives

“I gotta say it was a good day.”I’m so fricking pumped today. Really, truly. Yeah, Valence announced > $5 million in funding led by GGV and Upfront. That IS a big deal, but I’ll get to that. But Kamala Harris was picked to be the Vice Presidential candidate for the Democratic Party. That means she’ll be the first female Vice President of the United...

A Bigger Truth About Restaurant Food Delivery

Photo by Viktor Forgacs on UnsplashI was listening to Dan Primack’s podcast on Pro Rata and he was interviewing Senator Klobucher who is now publicly and vocally speaking out against Uber purchasing Grubhub and has tried to mobilize against this.Her argument is that if Uber buys Grubhub (which itself once merged with Seamless) it would mean that Uber...

Bevy is Emerging as a Leader in Software for Building Virtual Communities — with $15 million to…

Bevy is Emerging as a Leader in Software for Building Virtual Communities — with $15 million to Prove ItThe venture capital world has started firing up a few cylinders again and looking for businesses that it believes will help us all succeed in ways that resonate with new ways of working as we begin to return to work. It’s clear things have changed...

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