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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

Ultrarunning and Life's Lessons

Ultrarunning and Life’s Lessons

My daddy says he has lost more weight than anyone in the world.

He says he has lost several 1000 pounds. That’s like more than a kindergarten class!!

But after he loses the pounds, not to worry, he always finds them back. Even he doesn’t want to.

Too much weight is the enemy in triathlons and ultra-running.

There’s a fundamental lesson here:

A sure way to become a good climber is to lose weight.

Cyclists will spend several $100 more to buy a bike that weighs a few ounces less.

But they won’t spend a few more minutes at the gym or push themselves away from the table sooner or eat a smaller portion of dessert. All of which over a few weeks or months of training could result in weighing fewer pounds! And costing less.

Isn’t that funny.

I have a different strategy for losing weight.

First  – don’t put it on.

Second – every time you take a bite, run around the table a few times while you chew, or climb over the couch, or draw a picture, or watch a movie.

Third – when that last bite is done, do it again. Done right, it can take 20-30 minutes to eat one pancake. That’s why we have to get up at 4:30 am to get me off to school by 7:30.

Done really right … you should be able to eat slow enough that by the time you are finished with breakfast, it’ll be time for lunch.

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Professional Blogger, social media marketer, professor of marketing, Christian and dad.

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