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  • If Anything, My Heart is Too Big

    When I posted I was going in for a CT Angiogram, a few people made the snarky comment that I didn’t have a heart. Turns out, I do, and while the amount of calcium I have in my heart isn’t a concern, the diameter of my aorta is. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to talk to […]

  • What is a Blog Post Anyway?

    With the changes made to the 10Centuries service recently, I scrolled through the “archives” of my posts here and realize: the nature of “blog posts” have changed. Prior to the invention of microblogging by Twitter in 2006, if you wanted to post anything on the Internet, large or small, you had to post it on […]

  • Statin Standoff

    As I mentioned last time I posted, my doctor wrote a prescription for a statin drug because my cholesterol was too high. Even though I told him I wanted to see what a calcium scan first. Turns out, they’re doing something a bit more involved. Not at this place, but it’s the same basic procedure. […]

  • I Can’t Remember The Last Time I Weighed That, Part 1

    We’re almost two years into my experience with intermittent fasting and eliminating sugar and grains from my diet, which I primarily began to reverse Type 2 Diabetes. Where I started from in May of 2017: Weight: 311 pounds or 141 kilos, which is about 20 pounds below my high water mark from 2014 Blood Glucose […]

  • You’re Still Shrinking

    I just got back from CPX 360 in Las Vegas, the series of annual conferences Check Point puts on for their customers, partners, and employees. It’s a kind of annual reunion of sorts as this is the only time I see a lot of people I work with. As such, it’s as good a time […]

  • I’ve Been In This Weight Neighborhood Before

    If you’ve known me for any length of time, you know I’ve been overweight for most of my life. I’ve recently made changes in an effort to remedy this and I’ve experienced some success. It’s not the first time I’ve done it and been successful, at least for a time. I don’t remember exactly when […]

  • 88.5 Hours of Fasting

    While it’s pretty typical for me to go somewhere between 16-24 hours between eating these days (depending on the day), it’s been a while since I’ve gone much longer than that. This Labor Day weekend, I ended going longer than I’ve ever gone before. It wasn’t my intention to go 88.5 hours, but I was […]

  • Slow and Steady

    One could look at the weight loss stall I’ve experienced over the past six months and be frustrated by it. In fact, everyone who actually tries to lose weight eventually hits a stall, sooner or later. On the other hand, during this time, I’ve been traveling like a madman, spending more time in shiny metal […]

  • Look, Ma, No More CPAP!

    File this one under non-scale victory that actually does reduce my weight…of my travel bags. Several weeks ago, I had an appointment with my pulmonologist to follow up on my use of CPAP. It had been two years since I saw him and, well, a lot changed since he saw me last. He commissioned another […]

  • The Progress Belt

    While I have gotten rid of most of the clothing from when I weighed 300+ pounds, there is one item I am keeping: a 54 inch belt. At my biggest, I needed to use the very outer hole in that belt. That hole is 56 inches (or 142 centimeters) out! Yes, I measured. I guess […]