Over the last 2.5 years, I lost 40 pounds. Do you want to know how to lose weight? Today's video shares my personal story and strategies around losing weight, in a consistent and sustainable fashion. You will learn my four pillars of weight loss:
1) I love my "dad bod". While most people think of dad bod as a bad thing, in my case it's a good thing. Now that I'm a dad, I have been more active and busy than ever before. I spend many hours each day playing with my son. My dad bod is a reflection of my active lifestyle. Being a father has helped me personally lose 40 pounds!
2) Learn how my brand new diet has transformed my life. The result of an emergency room visit (due to chocking), I learned that I have acid reflex issues and need to remove all acidity from my diet. Thanks to my brand new diet, I lost a ton of weight and feel better than ever before. I rarely drink anything other than water, and love my new diet.
3) I now have two major exercise routines per week. I run 6-8 miles on Mondays, and swim 1,500-2,000 yards on Thursdays. Learn how I have made exercise a routine in my life, and how it is contributed to my weight loss and lean muscle gain.
4) Throughout the week, I enjoy short, impromptu workouts. I will take breaks from work to get in a few pushups, sit-ups, or jump lunges. Impromptu workouts give me that extra activity and exercise that keeps me in the best possible shape.
An important note: I did not implement all four pillars at once. My transformation was a slow, gradual process. It was all about taking baby steps over the years. Losing weight this way is sustainable, in my opinion.
I hope today's video inspires you. Regardless of your current situation, remember to focus on yourself. If you told me 2.5 years ago that I was going to lose 40 pounds, I would have said no way. However, look at what happened. Anything is possible!
This site provides links to random videos hosted at YouTube, with the emphasis on random.
The original idea for this site actually stemmed from another idea to provide a way of benchmarking the popularity of a video against the general population of YouTube videos. There are probably sites that do this by now, but there wasn’t when we started out. Anyway, in order to figure out how popular any one video is, you need a pretty large sample of videos to rank it against. The challenge is that the sample needs to be very random in order to properly rank a video and YouTube doesn’t appear to provide a way to obtain large numbers of random video IDs.
Even if you search on YouTube for a random string, the set of results that will be returned will still be based on popularity, so if you’re using this approach to build up your sample, you’re already in trouble. It turns out there is a multitude of ways in which the YouTube search function makes it very difficult to retrieve truly random results.
So how can we provide truly random links to YouTube videos? It turns out that the YouTube programming interface (API) provides additional functions that allow the discovery of videos which, with the right approach, are much more random. Using a number of tricks, combined some subtle manipulation of the space-time fabric, we have managed to create a process that yields something very close to 100% random links to YouTube videos.
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. YouTube allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to playlists, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. It offers a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos. Most content on YouTube is uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Vevo, and Hulu offer some of their material via YouTube as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can only watch videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos and add comments to videos. Videos deemed potentially inappropriate are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old.
YouTube and selected creators earn advertising revenue from Google AdSense, a program which targets ads according to site content and audience. The vast majority of its videos are free to view, but there are exceptions, including subscription-based premium channels, film rentals, as well as YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, subscription services respectively offering premium and ad-free music streaming, and ad-free access to all content, including exclusive content commissioned from notable personalities. As of February 2017, there were more than 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube each minute, and one billion hours of content being watched on YouTube every day. As of August 2018, the website is ranked as the second-most popular site in the world, according to Alexa Internet, just behind Google. As of May 2019, more than 500 hours of video content are uploaded to YouTube every minute.
YouTube has faced criticism over aspects of its operations, including its handling of copyrighted content contained within uploaded videos, its recommendation algorithms perpetuating videos that promote conspiracy theories and falsehoods, hosting videos ostensibly targeting children but containing violent and/or sexually suggestive content involving popular characters, videos of minors attracting pedophilic activities in their comment sections, and fluctuating policies on the types of content that is eligible to be monetized with advertising.