A Little Health Update

Over the past 5 years I’ve had some bouts with dizzy spells. The first time I passed out was at JC Penny. It was hot (August in Houston has a way of being that way) and I was crouched down looking for jeans. When I stood up and walked towards the fitting room everything started going black. I ended up with tunnel vision, sweating my butt off in the dressing room. I felt sick and looked as white as a ghost. I figured I just stood up too quickly.

Fast forward 5 years and about 50 different doctor’s appointments. There were spinning sensations that occurred pretty frequently but these seemed different. Over this time-frame, I had 3 more episodes of this “blacking out” for lack of a better term. Once while I was walking the dog, once while I was working. Continue reading “A Little Health Update”

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Let’s Get Less Fat (an update)

The lose weight train left the station about a week ago. At least I started in earnest about a week ago. I really started to try and lose a few pounds, like most of the rest of America, around the New Year. I’m going to try and give a quick update here once a week.

There is much debate about how long it takes to create a habit. Some reports say 8 days while others have said 21 or even 66 days. It’s more important to focus on keeping up some momentum so if I try to keep up with it here weekly maybe that will help keep up the good habits. Here is how the first real week has gone. Continue reading “Let’s Get Less Fat (an update)”

Resolutions Schmesolutions

Everyone knows that resolutions are for busters. But seeing how we are all busters, we continue to make them every year and then proceed to lose track of them pretty soon into the new year. I’ve fallen into the resolution pit once again. I had two main resolutions for this year. Write at least two spots—hopefully more— on this page each month (fail.) and, like the rest of the free world, lose some weight.  Continue reading “Resolutions Schmesolutions”