Showing posts from August, 2020

My Weight Loss Journey With IF and CICO

Always consult your doctor before and during any weight loss, fitness and healthy eating journey. I weigh myself daily but I only record my weight in the app I use on a Fridays. I use the MyFitnessPal app to track calories and weight. Based on my profile and my goals the app estimated that I could lose 2lbs per week by consuming 1500 calories per day. This morning and my 7th week, I weighed 201 lbs. That means I have lost 10 lbs in 7 weeks. Google what 10 lbs of fat looks like and see how much progress that represents. I do IF which is intermittent fasting and CICO which is calories in calories out. Intermittent fasting has several benefits which you can research and consult your doctor. It helps with insulin resistance, mood, energy and weight loss. It is estimated that a pound of fat is worth about 3500 calories. Counting calories is about creating a calories deficit so that fat burning happens. When counting calories sometimes I have to guess how much calories is in something I am e

Proposed Ministry of Technology and Records in Trinidad and Tobago

It is being reported in todays Newsday that PM Rowley is proposing a Ministry of Technology and Records if the PNM return to government after our August 10th elections. I have seen no similar proposal from the UNC. They do have a digital economy component of their 2020 Economic masterplan though. I messaged them on facebook and asked, "Hi. Is a UNC goverment going to create a Ministry of Technology?". I will update this blog post if I get a response. We did have a Ministry of Science, Technology & Tertiary Education but focus on tech was hugely lost in the combination. We in Trinidad and Tobago desperately need a dedicated Ministry of Technology. Technology needs representation and focus at the highest level. As important is a tech savvy and passionate minister. Someone who lives and eats technology. Someone who understands the different areas of tech. Someone who can build a website, build a custom PC, troubleshoot tech problems, understands the latest tech trends, unde