Penn Diet Success Inspiration

Penn & TellerPenn (yes of Penn and Teller, the magicians fame) has recent dropped over 100 pounds on a diet of eating healthy.  The whole story was he was feeling terrible and on five medications for high blood pressure.  Doctor made some small remark about loosing 30 pounds would make it much easier to manage and a 100 (or whatever it was) maybe no medications at all.  That inspired him. Continue reading “Penn Diet Success Inspiration”

New Year & Resolutions

Black-eyed PeasThe New Year and with it the typical planning for a fresher start, or at least the determination to stick with some plans made for the coming year is rapidly approaching. I have, realized over that it has been just over a month since my last post here, so I am first and foremost jumping back into my plan to post on a daily basis. I will say, that for once – aside from the week I took off from the blog after Thanksgiving, I really have been that busy with projects, both work related and personal, over the last thirty or so days. Enough of that though, time to get back to the task at hand, which listing out my ideals that I am determined about for the coming year. So, commence with your pork, corned beef, cabbage, and especially your black-eyed peas, pull up a chair… read my resolutions and comment back with your own.

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Heartburn Theory

Dragon HeartburnI have a new theory about heartburn that I want to share. I personally think I am really on to something here and probably need to find a biological scientist or even a doctor who want to collaborate and head up the research on the project. I am basing this hunch of a theory on the fact that for the past three years I have on two occasions greatly reduced my intake of food in an attempt to lose weight (yeah, I know there have been more than those two cases, but those two have been the long sustained ones that really got serious). My conclusion regarding that most horrid condition known as heartburn is that it is the bodies general defense mechanism against overeating.

So yes, I said overeating is the primary cause of that uncomfortable bloated feeling that often leads to gas and certainly gets worse when acid begins leaking out of the stomach into the esophagus. Clearly all of those conditions are general traits generally associated with heartburn but that last one is the case where you just want to hang your head with the overall miserable feeling it causes and certainly the burning and tight feeling though out the center of your chest is where it the condition gets its name from in general.

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Resolutions – Part II

Cherry BlossomI have already posted some resolutions that I made prior to even Christmas. At the time I knew I had a few more that I needed to make before the end of the year. At this juncture I am pretty sure I have them all in my head, but I thought it might be a good idea to go ahead and get them jotted down somewhere. As these are in general briefer then the originals, I am giving them about one line. I am also, for review, including the resolutions in brief in this post as well. As it is now day two of the new year, I can attest to getting along with these in pretty good fashion so far.

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Resolutions – Part I

Weighing ScalesI realize it is a bit early to be started with resolutions, but I have one or two things that are really bugging me. I figure why put off until tomorrow that which can at least be started today. Largely, despite a couple of false starts, going back to even before I got married in the spring I have done nothing but be lazy and get fatter. I have had enough and I have got to do something about that before it gets out of hand.

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Heavy Weight

Heavy Weight Champ Rocky Marciano (1952-1956)I had good intentions back in January about loosing some more weight. Somewhere along the way that kind of got sidetracked and at first I was just mostly maintaining it. Since then however, I have put on several pounds, which is the actual opposite direction I need to be going. So, I am outlining a few things here that I know will help me with the endeavor. Maybe it will help someone else out there as well, but more than anything, it helps me hold myself accountable and hopefully you will help hold me accountable as well.

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Goals for 2010

I am being reluctant to use the term resolution. I am not sure the reason behind that reluctance, I just know that it exists. Anyway, as I did last year, here are some goals for going forward in 2010. I think I need to go back and evaluate how I did in 2009, as I see more than one or two here in the list that seem to have become recurring themes. That will be another post if I go that direction. So here are the 2010 goals, in no particular order mind you.

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Ice Water

Ice WaterAs I sit here on a cool, almost to the point of cold, Sunday afternoon I am reminded of a recent conversation that I had that may very well prove relevant for today. The recent conversation started with a question from a friend of mine, who is often challenging my mental capabilities and between us there are many theories exchanged though often questions left unresolved. This particular one though has an answer. The question was something to the effect does an ice cold glass of water use more energy from your body that one served at room temperature? Continue reading “Ice Water”


SunshineI went back and forth over a few possible titles. I could have went with the obvious and very fitting ‘slacker’ and the simple yet somehow not exactly eloquent ‘I suck’ would have being very appropriate. I even wrote the whole thing under the working title of just ‘pathetic.’ Bottom line is that last month I was working toward a post to the blog everyday. I actually came pretty close to that mind you and as a result of that and additional networking efforts the traffic and such really expanded here at Mephistos last month. Continue reading “Sunshine”