The Sleeved Life by Pennie Nicola

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Pennie Nicola had gastric sleeve surgery and wrote this book to help others who are considering the surgery or who have recently had the surgery.  Her book is full of useful advice on how to decide if the surgery is right for you, picking a surgeon, and on how to succeed after the surgery.

She sums up her book with seven rules for the sleeved life.

  1.  East less than full capacity
  2. Never eat and drink at the same time
  3. Exercise 4-6 times a week
  4. Keep carbs low
  5. Eat protein first
  6. Drink a lot of water
  7. Allow 20-30 minutes for a meal

MRI Rejection

I had a MRI on my knee scheduled for this week, but wasn’t able to get it done.

I have a BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Aid) implant and was supposed to bring a card that was issued after surgery regarding the BAHA and MRI safety.  However, I lost that card a long time ago.

I showed up for my MRI and the technician refused to do it without any safety documentation.

I went home and tried to find the card, but never did.  However, I did find a prescription that was written for me two years ago that I never filled.

For some reason, stuff like this happens to me a lot.  Oh well, I guess that’s how it goes when you have a laid-back, free-spirited, type B personality.

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Not Your Average Runner by Jill Angie

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Jill Angie is “not your average runner.”  In her book she shares her personal failures and triumphs as a runner.  She also gives advice on how to get started, training for beginners, and running gear.

This book is entertaining, easy to read, and inspirational.  I recommend it to anyone that wants to start a new exercise program, but feels embarrassed by their current weight.

 

Lost Letter Experiment

I decided to replicate Stanley Milgram’s lost letter experiment to see what would happen.

I took ten envelopes, placed a couple sheets of paper inside, put my address on them, and put a stamp on them.

Next, I went around town and “lost” my letters.  One was “lost” in the bathroom at Walgreens and another one was “lost” at the Walmart parking lot.  I continued until all ten letters were “lost.”

Then I waited to see how many of my letters would come back to me.  Would someone find my letter and put in the mailbox or would my letter end up in a trashcan?

I am happy to report, I received 80% of my letters over the next few days.

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Bill’s Honey Farm

Bill’s Honey Farm is located in Meridianville, Alabama.  The friendly owner is willing to talk to visitors about his bees and his operation.  He also sells fresh honey and candles made from beeswax.

Bill’s Honey Farm is a great place to visit if you want to learn more about bees and would like to get a close up look at a beehive without getting stung.