Author Archives: Paul

Independence Day

OK, this post is going to have nothing to do with my health, but I feel compelled to express myself anyway. If you live in the USA, like I do, tomorrow is Independence Day.  It is the day we celebrate … Continue reading

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Weekly Update

I had a pretty good weekend, except for the rash of thunderstorms we’ve been having here in northern Delaware.  We’re getting our share of rain right now.  Now, of course, we’ll probably go through a period where it won’t rain … Continue reading

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The Roads We Travel

Have you ever stopped to wonder how many decisions you make in a day, or in a week, or in a year?  I have no idea how many decisions I make, and I wouldn’t even want to speculate on it, … Continue reading

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The Double-edged Sword of Technology

My last two posts have focused on both physical and mental ailments, so I decided to write about something completely different, something having nothing to do with obesity, gastric bypass surgery, or depression. If you’ve been on this earth for … Continue reading

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My Cycles of Depression

My depression level seems to go up and down from time to time, like a roller coaster but in super-slow motion.  Lately, I seem to be on a downward spiral.  I’m not sure why, because in general, things seem to … Continue reading

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General Health Update

I’ve had sort  of a rough run the last couple of weeks.  First of all, I hit another weight stall.  I had a follow-up appointment with my surgeon on June 10.  She said everything looked really good, and I should … Continue reading

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Weight and Exercise Update

I just wanted to post an update on my new exercise program and my weight loss.  First, the exercise. It’s been going better.  I’ve already been able to add a few more exercises to my routine, and I’ve gone up … Continue reading

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Long Overdue Update

OK, I’ve been really bad about blogging lately.  I just haven’t really thought about it.  I have a lot of new updates to report on, so here goes – I had an appointment on May 1 with a nurse practitioner … Continue reading

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Update

I see that it’s been too long since I posted, so here goes — I would say that overall I feel better.  I’m still having trouble with endurance when I walk, but I’m continuing to work on it.  Mentally, I would … Continue reading

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Weekly Weight Update

I lost around 5 pounds this week. I’m now down around 45 pounds since surgery.  If I include the month before surgery, when I was on a special diet called Optifast 800, then I’m down a total of 75 pounds, … Continue reading

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