I looked at my waistline this morning before I got into the shower, or should I say my bulge sort of looked at me as if to say, “Hey, I’m here!” I tried to ignore the blatant truth by looking away, only to spy my set of scales glinting on the floor. I smiled at them, but they didn’t smile back. The bastards! And it was then that I realised my biggest problem with dieting was procrastination.


I am my own worst enemy.


I am to blame for putting myself in this predicament. No one else. And I am the one that has to get himself back on track, no one else.


I remember once being asked to do a guest lecture at the American University in Washington, DC for a class on Strategic Management. I had just been splattered all over the front page of the Washington Business Journal as a successful entrepreneur and my professor, Dr Richard Linowes, wanted me to impart some of my wisdom to his querulous group of students.


I recall telling this boggle-eyed group that the hardest part of starting my business was actually the decision to start my business. The blind leap of faith. The moment when the research had all ended and the green light was flicked on.


No matter which way you look at it, it all comes down to this one titanic moment. The battle between procrastination and decision-making. You either have what it takes or you are weak-willed.


For me, dieting is the same. You have to make a decision or you will literally carry the burden of procrastination. I am not into diet fads. I am a human. I was not born to swig on lemon juice all day or eat nothing but meat. I work on simple formulas like what you eat must be less than what you burn. It’s not very complex.


So here’s the deal. For the next 90 days, I’m going to challenge myself. To lose weight and my “one pack”. To see if a 50-something guy can do something about his health and weight. And to speed up the process I have enlisted the support of Micah Lacerte from Hitchfit. I am not going to publish photos yet. They will follow. But suffice it to say, I believe in will power. 90 days is three months. It is like going to school for a term. That is barely a sacrifice for a life time of reward.


This is my social contract with you. I have made a decision.


  1. Whoah this place looks amazing and I love the bright colours throughout they give it a truly funky vibe !!

    Last time I stayed in Bangkok was at the Siam@Siam which was great but I think this hotel may give it a run for their money !!

  2. Kevin,
    Your review was delightful and since I will be in Singapore in a short while I’m going to check it out albeit I may skip the pool. In fact I think you’ve turned me off to pools for a very long time LOL. Except for the extraordinary crowds it sounds like an awesome place in your review was excellent.

    • Thanks Amanda. It really was an amazing place. Here’s hoping I can check out a few more of the W Hotels in the future!

  3. Hi Kevin,
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading your review of the W Bangkok. That massage sounds amazing and so relatively cheap and luxurious compared to the massages you get in the local shopping centre’s in Perth for about the same cost per minute !! And no where near your experience I bet !

    Sounds like writing this review was a sheer pleasure for you, so glad although you were working that you got to enjoy yourself too ! It absolutely shouldn’t be all work and no play.

    After reading your review I would have no hesitation in recommending the W Bangkok to friends and family.

    Cheers Kym

  4. Hi Kevin,
    It was good to have you out from all of the team,at least you got to experience another chapter in your life and come out with and meet most of the amazing girls and guys up here who love their work with such passion and energy,and of course the majestic humpback whales,the next day we had several whale sharks return to the reef also which is great seeing as it is so late in the season,but that is your next adventure is it not mate!!

    • Can’t wait. I feel addicted to it! And the best thing is that I got to experience the remoteness, the peace and quiet of Exmouth too. I will absolutely return again. I promise!

  5. It is the most amazing tastey place of pasta that I tried for quite long time…
    Don’t miss the concept, atmosphere and above all the unique taste and flavours…

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