Saturday, August 30, 2008

My Heart Attack

Wednesday night, I had a heart attack.

I woke up a little after midnight with discomfort in my should and I was sweating a lot. I thought I slept on my shoulder wrong, so I took some Tylenol and a shower and tried to sleep. I also had a heighten sense of smell and could smell my body odor. I also tried to stretch a bit. I then tried to sleep again, but I was in too much discomfort. I went downstairs and looked for a card in my wallet that described a heart attack symptoms.

I realized I had two of the four and decided to call 911. I found some aspirin and chewed them and told my wife and then waited for the paramedics.

I wound up in the emergency room at the hospital. They gave me nitro and that didn't help. They gave me more aspirin and that didn't help.

They rolled me into a x-ray room and they gave me morphin, so I don't remember much of the night. Eventually, they decided to give me an angioplasty and a stent in my heart.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

DNC Frenzy

Walking around downtown Denver, the DNC crowds are frothing into a frenzy.

A Denver Cappuccino.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tuesday Weight Check-in: really surprised

I'm really surprised by my results this week. I'm down 2 pounds. I have stopped writing things down and I haven't taken oil in a while. I've been very depressed at work, but I've kept on walking to and from work and I've been eating salads for lunch.

I also have been planning on trying the Paleo Diet for two weeks to see what the effect is.

I have a doctor's appointment on Thursday to talk about my test results. I went last week for a lipid screen, so I'll know what my score is.

Weight: 260 lbs (home scale)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Everything happens in Denver.

It seems lately that, Everything happens in Denver.
-- My Mom.

A few years ago, my Mom said that this because there was so much television coverage out of Denver.

A few of the Events in and around Colorado:
  • Democratic Convention (2008)
  • Oklahoma City Bombing/Timothy McVeigh Trial (1996)
  • Jonbenet Ramsey (Boulder, 1996-1997)
  • Columbine shooting (1999)
  • Platte Canyon High School shooting (2006)
  • Southpark (set in Colorado)
  • Denver Broncos wins Superbowl (1998, 1999)
  • Colorado Rockies go to World Series (2007)
  • Colorado Avalanche win Stanley Cup (1996, 2001)
  • Denver International Airport finally opens after many delays (1995)
For such a little state, it's amazing so much happens here.

Republican Concern Trolls

It's amazing all of these Republican Concern Trolls coming forward on Obama's pick for VP.

In fact, I heard Guilliani on the News this morning trolling about Hillary getting snubbed.

It's really sad that the Republican's only way to get broadcast time is to do this, perhaps they have no good choices on their end.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Barack American

I am a Barack American.

A man I’m proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States — Barack America!
- Joe Biden

Friday, August 22, 2008

Random Thoughts

What have we been eating?

I've been thinking a lot about what we eat. I've picked up The Paleo Diet book and I've been reading about what Fats to eat and what not to eat. I'm really interested in what we eat.

When I went on vacation, I visited the graveyard that my father, his brothers and my grandfather were buried in. My father and his brothers died when they were in their Forties and Fifties. My grandfather died when he was sixty. I wonder if it was because of my father and uncles diet and the fact that they smoked. I've been reading on what we eat in this country and how to improve my health. I would like to limit my chance of dying by choosing better food.

I think the low carb/high fat diet will work. The Paleo Diet and similar diets are interesting because they limit processed foods, beans, potatoes, grains and beans. Which make no sense to me. The carbs I get but beans. Why not?

I also believe in the 85/15 rule. 85 percent of the time, I need to eat right but the other 15% is alright.

What would I do if I won the lottery?

I play the Colorado Lottery and Powerball every week. I think this helps me sleep at night because I daydream about winning the lottery and what I would do. My dream is to pay off the house, make sure the kids are provided for, buy a house in Boulder or Stapleton and just do volunteer work. I can't sleep sometimes, I unless I think of this.

What would I do started winning in poker?

I wish.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tuesday's weight-in

I lost weight last week and I'm close to my target weight of 260lbs. I really didn't do much this week, I haven't been taking the oil and I didn't go to the gym this week. I start writing down what I eat but usually stop when I go home after work.

My pants feel a little tighter but I haven't lost a notch in my belt.

I continue to take all of those supplements.

I've been kind of stressed at work, so I think that adds to my apathy with my weight loss.

Weight: 262 lbs (home scale)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

New Supplements

I went to Vitamin Cottage last night and I made some new purchases. This is the list of supplements I now take

  • Magnesium Caps - 400mg - Helps with Nerve function and hypertension
  • Vitamin C - 1000mg - antioxidant
  • CoQ10 - 60mg - antioxidant, Heart, and High Blood Pressure
  • Vitamin D-3 - 1000IU - Coronary Disease prevention.
  • Garlic - 600mg - for atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure
  • OneADay Men's Health - Multi-vitamin
  • Omega-3 - 2g - Coronary health
  • Flax Oil - 1000mg - Coronary Health
  • Vitamin K2 - 5mg
  • Natural Resveratol - 50 mg
  • L-Carnitine - 500 mg
  • D-Ribose - 750 mg
  • Niacin - 500 mg
The meds I continue to take are:

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Weight Check in 8/12/2008

I didn't do well this vacation. I'm above my goal weight lost line and I feel like eating all the time.

Weight: 264.5 lbs (home scale)