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Internal Scorecard #17: Operations and Organization

INTERNAL SCORECARD #17: Operations and Organization

I write up these "Internal Scorecards" to look at production, productivity, habits. Some people like this, because you see the implications of long-term decisions unfolding in a real-world context. I like it because it gives me an accountability mechanism as well.

This one is a two-weeks-long edition. I've been too busy doing stuff to report on the stuff I'm doing! It covers 22 September to 5 October.

THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF ORGANIZATION

It's very easy to geek out on organization and productivity techniques at the expense of doing actual work. You probably don't want to do that.

Why is it much harder for overweight women to lose weight?

On Musings of a Dick

Women, especially short women, seem to get the short end of the stick when it comes to fat loss. Despite seemingly-endless amounts of cardio and dieting, it is really fucking hard for some women to lose fat, especially once they start to plateau.

You're probably saying "duh they just need fewer calories," and you wouldn't be wrong, it's just that the problem – and the solution – is a bit more nuanced than that.

Jane is 5'2 and 180 lbs. She was once 200 lbs or so, and through sheer brute force, lost 20 lbs from diet and exercise. She has unable to lose weight in the past few years; no matter how hard she tries, she just can't seem to break 180. Due to cycles of dieting and binging, she hovers between 180 and 190 and feels like she's forever doomed to remain within this weight range.

A look at calories burned and metabolism

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