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Direct Patient Care

My general practitioner has started a new practice that is termed "Direct Patient Care."  It's a model of medicine that some doctors are using to do their part in fixing what's broken regarding insurance-based medicine.  As much as I love my doctor, I had to really consider if this was the right program for me, … Continue reading Direct Patient Care

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Step Bet Overall Impressions

Disclaimer - I did not start anteing up money for steps and weight loss in order to "get rich quick".  I did it because I didn't want to lose money, but a little return on investment would be nice... After three months, I would like to share my impression of the different opportunities for step … Continue reading Step Bet Overall Impressions

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Okay, now I'm hungry.... Seriously though, the first DietBet is in the books and I squeezed out a win, although I cut it way too close for comfort!! Tuesday was the first day of the weigh-in period, so I wanted to get the weight done as soon as possible, in case there were issues. Thankfully … Continue reading Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

What Goes Down Must Come Up…

That's not quite Newton's 3rd Law of Motion, but it may as well be my custom law of weight loss.  In three days, from Tuesday through Friday, my weight decreased 3.3 pounds.  In three days, from Friday through today (Monday), my weight increased 4.2 pounds.  What's that all about? Let me start with the good news.  Even though … Continue reading What Goes Down Must Come Up…

In It to Win It

I'll admit, I am a pretty competitive person.  I also don't like to lose money.  I learned about Diet Bet years ago when a friend of mine did it, but I never tried it.  Because of these two attributes I possess, I find it ironic that I have never taken the plunge before now.  Maybe … Continue reading In It to Win It

Feeling Disappointed…

I used to be very involved in CrossFit and while I have come to accept that I will likely not do CrossFit again, I am not ready to accept that I cannot do Olympic lifts or full-body weightlifting.  Maybe somewhere in the back of mind, I knew this was coming, and maybe that's why I … Continue reading Feeling Disappointed…