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Countdown (T-5)

Friday, September 23, 2011      1 comments

OK, so I made it through day 1 in fairly good shape. Only ran into one rough path around 5pm when I normally feed the dogs. But since I had fed them both times on Tuesday my wife was feeding them both times yesterday. Anyway, when I came into... Read more

Countdown (T-6)

Thursday, September 22, 2011      4 comments

Today is day 1 of the 1000 calorie, high protein, low carb, mostly liquid diet in prep for lapband surgery next Wednesday. A few other items, such as Tums, are also added to my daily routine. Bought most of the food items on my surgeon's list ... Read more

It is on!

Thursday, September 08, 2011      7 comments

Since my last post on 07/14, I had a few more items to take care of so that my lap band "package" could be sent to my insurance co for approval. Yesterday, I got the news: I am authorized! I double checked with my surgeon's office and the ins... Read more

Tests are done!

Thursday, July 14, 2011      7 comments

OK, so I have gone through the "hoops" in preparation for Lap Band surgery. The EGD was actually pretty interesting. And do those "happy" meds (propofol) really do a number!! Hard to imagine that what Michael Jackson's Dr was giving him to s... Read more

One last test....

Wednesday, July 13, 2011      3 comments

This morning I go for an EGD, short for Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, or put in plain terms, it's a camera down your throat! This is done to make sure my stomach and adjoining areas look good - no cancer, ulcers or any other bad things - prior to... Read more

A month later...

Friday, May 20, 2011      6 comments

So it's been a little over a month since I last blogged about my health, weight, and the possibilities of going the Lap Band route. Here's where I am at: - I've gone to an initial appointment with the bariatric surgeon. He is the one who ... Read more

The next step....

Monday, April 18, 2011      4 comments

So the good news is that I have been exercising regularly, but clearly have not made the right choices on eating on a regular basis. If I break it down, typically I eat the right things Monday through Wednesday, and then do OK for breakfast and... Read more

Looking back...

Friday, December 31, 2010      3 comments

If nothing else, 2010 was an interesting and eventful year: - Record snowfall, accompanied by basement flooding! - My oldest daughter getting married in Jamaica (yah man!) - Two of our greyhounds crossing the rainbow bridge. - Welcomi... Read more

New puppy on the way

Friday, July 16, 2010      4 comments

OK, so not REALLY a puppy -- unless 5 1/2 years old is considered such -- but we do have a new adoptee on the way from Florida. A greyhound male, his current name is Thomas, but we will make a slight change and rename him to "Tomas", as I have ... Read more

Another four-legged loss!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010      4 comments

We said goodbye to our oldest and first greyhound Glitter this morning. We knew she had bone cancer since early May, and had been fighting an autoimmune disease since March, but in spite of it all, she put on a brave face to the end. Last nigh... Read more

Goodbye to an old friend

Monday, April 05, 2010      13 comments

Last Saturday (4/3) ranks right up there as one of the toughest days I've ever endured. My wife and I made the decision to put our 11 year old male greyhound Gator to sleep. Even as I write, I can feel the emotions building up. It was no... Read more

Good Monday....

Tuesday, January 05, 2010      0 comments

Good Monday -- 50 minute workout at the gym, ate well throughout the day, etc.... Read more

2010 off to an interesting start!

Monday, January 04, 2010      0 comments

4 days into the new year and I have yet to get into the gym for a workout! Sigh! Weather has been brutal the past two days, still cleaning up from the water issues in the basement, recovering from NYE, and just when I thought I'd get some down... Read more

First Big Snowstorm of 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009      4 comments

Just came back in from my 4th shoveling of the snow here in DE today. 18 inches and it is still coming down steadily! PIA but I have to admit it IS good exercise!... Read more

Contemplating life at age 52

Sunday, March 15, 2009      4 comments

My 52nd birthday has come. Overall, I'm feeling good. Sure, I'd like to be a few less pounds (OK, a BUNCH less!), but I think since I started on SP and really being conscience about how I eat, the kind of exercise I do, and other health-relate... Read more

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