I’m a geek, a writer, a digital TV executive and a weighthacker, in no particular order. Like a lot of you I grew up playing D&D, hacking on computers, watching TV and reading a lot of science fiction books. And like a lot of you, I was overweight, rarely got exercise and ate poorly. At my heaviest I was 225lbs, and at 5′ 7″ that means I was squarely in the “obese” category.
Sometimes I tried dieting, but either it didn’t work or it didn’t work for long. I concluded that diets weren’t for me because 1) they usually aren’t sustainable for anyone in the long term and 2) they weren’t compatible with my geeky lifestyle.
So I created Weight Hacking, my own personal weight loss system that used my geeky nature to work for me, and one that I could incorporate into my daily life. I didn’t go on a diet, I permanently changed my diet. I didn’t “get exercise,” I re-arranged my life so that I was naturally more active. And it wasn’t particularly hard.
Since becoming a weighthacker I’ve lost 65lbs and now weigh 159lbs, or about 29% less than I used to. To say Weight Hacking changed my life is wrong: it’s given me a new, more awesome life. I feel better. I look better. I get more done. Every single medical measure of my health has improved. I can buy clothes off the rack that fit. You get the idea.
So many of my friends asked me how I did it that I decide to write a book to explain how it works. That book is called Weight Hacking and I’m working on it now. In the meantime I launched Weighthacker.com where I can share thoughts and ideas that are key to the book, link to research articles, and provide example of things that really work when it comes to losing weight.
So welcome! Please take a look around and enjoy the site or check out the book and let me know what you think.
Where else you may have heard of me:
- I sometimes write about technology and/or science fiction for places like BoingBoing, Mashable and Wired.
- I’ve written two movies you may have seen, Zombie Apocalypse and Rage of the Yeti.
- I was a professional game player (a.k.a “game play counselor”) for Nintendo and used to write about videogames for various magazines
- I work at Syfy as the GM and SVP of Digital and am the guy behind the Twitter handle @syfy.
- I won a Hugo Award along with Ellen Datlow for Sci Fiction (now sadly defunct).
- I frequently speak at Internet and TV conferences about the future of television.
- I created Science Fiction Weekly, the first professional Internet site that covered sci-fi, fantasy and horror. It lives on today as Blastr.