WLDM update and speaking engagement

This post also appeared on www.capecodonline.com/blogs in the opinion section of the Cape Cod Times, a division of Ottaway Newspapers, Inc.

First of all, some of you have asked me how the Weight Loss Death Match is going. And I have to say I’m finally seeing some results. In just more than a month I’ve lost 12 lbs, which means I’m down to 234. Not great, but I’ll take it. I have just more than two months to go until the weigh in, so that’s pretty good progress so far. I go to the gym about 4 times a week and I’m able to run three miles on the Cape Cod Canal. And sure those three miles take me about 32 minutes total, but that’s much better than when I first started. And it’s always nice when someone notices you’ve dropped a few lbs. Of course in my case the compliment was a little backhanded. My co-worker Melissa mentioned something shortly after I got my haircut. She said:

“Hey, you look good. Haircut? Or wait…actually, I think it’s more than that. Your whole head looks smaller.”

Stop, really…I’ll blush.

In other news, allow me to toot my own horn and shamelessly plug my debut as a public speaker. On Thursday, June 5 at 6 p.m., I’ll be speaking to a new father’s group at Cape Cod Hospital. Apparently it’s just a group of dads who bring their kids for pizza and soda, and to talk about fatherhood. I have absolutely no idea what I’m going to talk about, as most of these fathers are probably more experienced at this whole parenthood thing than I am, but I’m hoping to tell a few funny stories, meet some cool people and just have a good time with Will. If any of you dads want to come, or if any of you moms want to kick dad and baby out of the house for a couple of hours, stop by the Lorusso Boardroom at Cape Cod Hospital from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday.

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