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The 5 Stages of Colonoscopy Prep

My first colonoscopy went well, thanks for asking. It happened yesterday — my first surgery/medical procedure of any kind. It’s true — no broken bones, no sprained ankles, nothing that has ever required me to see a doctor for anything other than preventative treatments and regular checkups. I’ve been blessed. The procedure itself went well […]

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A Connection to My Biological Parents

It’s been more than a year since I sent some saliva to 23andMe to learn as much as I could about my genetic makeup. None of the reports I’ve been able to access since then have revealed any inclinations toward serious medical conditions … which is a Good Thing. (Here’s hoping that trend continues!) I’m […]

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“Are you afraid?”

I made a big decision recently: I bought a 23andMe DNA kit and have submitted my saliva sample so I can learn more about myself — at least the stuff that DNA testing can tell. One of the things it can reveal is my proclivity to contract certain diseases and/or health conditions. This is a […]

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The Five Guys Diet

I’ve been saying for a couple months now that I’m going to be Five Guys’ version of “Jared” — you know, the guy who lost weight by eating a lot of Subway sandwiches. Here’s why: Five out of the last six times that I’ve had Five Guys for lunch, I’ve lost weight when I got […]

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Accountability: Highly Underrated

A couple years ago, I got in shape and lost 26 pounds in about 2.5 months. I’ve since put back on about 15 of those pounds. So, a month or so ago, I decided that I’d go back on the same plan after the new year. (Trying to lose weight in December is pointless. It’s […]

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Doctor’s Orders

Went to the doctor this morning for a checkup. I’m at that age, you know? The age when guys need to have a doctor and need to get all of our parts checked regularly because things start to break about now. Well, I’m generally in excellent shape … BUT … turns out that my cholesterol […]

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