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Who is Angelo Coppola?

I am your host here at the Humans Are Not Broken blog.

Since 2010, I’ve lost 90 pounds, and I’ve kept it off. I consider myself extremely fortunate, because it’s so rare to go from obese to a normal weight, and even more rare to transition into a lean, healthy body. I understand what a lifelong struggle with overweight and obesity is like, and it is from that perspective that I share what I’ve learned.

I’ve worn a lot of hats in my life. I’ve been self-employed, offering a number of services. I’ve owned and operated two franchise restaurant locations. I’ve worked in manufacturing at Fortune 500 companies. I possess a CDL and have driven for a living. I’ve spent over a decade in the B2B software industry focusing on communications, technical writing, UI/UX design, and eventually I served as vice president of marketing for two software companies.

In 2013, I relocated from the desert southwest to the temperate rainforest of Washington State along with my wife, our daughter, and three older daughters from a previous marriage. Since then, I’ve explored blogging and podcasting and learned a lot about health and diet. Nowadays, my focus has moved beyond food. I’m reducing the number of hours I sit in front of computers, and aim to live a more active life, both in my vocations and in general.

My philosophy can be summed up with the phrase, human beings are not broken, by default (huh? what does that mean?). My interests include walking and hiking, health, minimalism, building things, and learning new skills.

My life is a work in progress, and I like to share what I learn, think, and do. I am not committed to being totally consistent, simply for the sake of being consistency—I’d rather consistently move toward new things, even if that means using different methods or changing directions from time to time.

The Coppola family.