Naturally, he made a podcast about it, Trail Weight, which is available here, and which is excellent. In 2018, I tricked myself into losing 100 pounds by telling everyone I would backpack over 200 miles through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It was 2018, I had just turned 32, and I got to the highest weight my scale had ever seen. I started recording audio diaries and interviews with experts to help me get ready for the trail. I spent most days walking everywhere instead of driving, I lost 100 pounds, and Rocky and I packed our bags and left for the trail.