After several multi hour phone calls with CVS technical support, often ending up in a more broken scenario than the start of the call, can anyone blame me for procrastinating making another call? Finally got around to it today… and I can now see my prescriptions AND all 3 kids!

Fedibrain question… I had a filling fixed upper left yesterday and now my top right teeth are very cold sensitive. That shouldn’t happen, right?

Cancer sucks. There’s no “both sides” to this. Every single one of us has been touched by cancer, either personally or someone close to us. It almost feels like it’s a daily event of someone I know (well, or not well enough) getting a new diagnosis, or thankfully remission. And the losses. Oh, the losses. 2022 really hurt - first my amazing mother in-law and then a couple of months later, my father. But childhood cancer? That hits in places I didn’t know existed, even for kids I don’t know and will never know. Cancer is the leading cause of disease related death in children. On top of ground breaking research (that they share globally) that has helped improve survival rate from 20% to 80%, on top of leading care for kids from all over the US and World - they also take as much stress off the families of their patients as possible. No families ever receive a bill from St Jude - not just for treatment, but for travel and housing as well.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I’m joining my favorite podcast network ( to raise money for St Jude. Please donate and help save a child.

A quick allergy check pre-filter shortcut. Shamelessly stolen from Ross Wintle. Uses iPhone camera and text extraction to look for scary words in the photo (so take a picture of the ingredients and cross contamination warnings)

Stealing from my wife’s FB post rather than typing this all. What a night!

I lost 20lbs by doing nothing more than tracking food (and the associated “do I really want to have to log this?“). One week not tracking… gained 10lbs. Christmas vacation meals and associated treats certainly did their damage.

I haven’t posted about it… partly because honestly I’m still processing it. But on July 9th my dad lost his battle with cancer. The funeral is at the Wenallt Chapel in Thornhill Crematorium at 2pm on Aug 5th. After raising myself and Lyndon, and being the sole carer for mum for many years, he’s finally able to rest. Donations to Velindre Cancer Center

🏃‍♂️ 2019-10-13 - 262.2lbs (4.31% down from 274lbs on 2019-09-03) #weightlossaccountability

🏃‍♂️ 2019-10-06 - 260.2lbs (5.04% down from 274lbs on 2019-09-03) #weightlossaccountability

🏃‍♂️ 2019-09-29 - 264.3lbs (3.54% down from 274lbs on 2019-09-03) #weightlossaccountability

🏃‍♂️ 2019-09-22 - 263.3lbs (3.91% down from 274lbs on 2019-09-03) #weightlossaccountability

🏃‍♂️ 2019-09-15 - 269.4lbs (1.68% down from 274lbs on 2019-09-03) #weightlossaccountability

Exciting times. OIT didn’t work for my son (it triggered EOE) but I’ve seen so many success stories from the OIT community. It’s not only peanut like this headline suggests - tree nuts, milk, etc are all in trials. FDA Committee Recommends Approval For New Peanut Allergy Treatment

🏃‍♂️ 2019-09-08 - 273.2 273.2lbs (0.29% down from 274lbs on 2019-09-03) #weightlossaccountability

🏃‍♂️ 2019-03-03 - 265.4lbs (3.28% down from 274.4lbs on 2019-01-06) #weightlossaccountability

🏃‍♂️ 2019-02-24 - 263.2lbs (4.08% down from 274.4lbs on 2019-01-06) #weightlossaccountability

🏃‍♂️ 2019-02-17 - 266.2lbs (2.99% down from 274.4lbs on 2019-01-06) #weightlossaccountability

🏃‍♂️ 2019-02-09 - 266.3lbs (2.95% down from 274.4lbs on 2019-01-06) #weightlossaccountability

🏃‍♂️ 2019-02-03 - 265.9lbs (3.10% down from 274.4lbs on 2019-01-06) #weightlossaccountability

🏃‍♂️ 2019-01-27 - 266.2lbs (2.99% down from 274.4lbs on ) #weightlossaccountability

🏃‍♂️ 2019-01-13 - 272.2lbs (0.80% down from 274.4lbs on ) #weightlossaccountability

Couch to 5K Jan 2019


🏃‍♂️ Re(re(re(re))))starting C25K. Hope to do more than one 5K race this year having done one for the last two years.


C25K - Week 1 day 2


C25K week 1 day 3


C25K Week 2 Day 1


C25K Week 2 Day 2


C25K Week 2 day 3 (falling behind. Need to catch up this week)


C25K Week 3 day 1. Ugh. Gotta get back into some consistency


C25K Week 3 day 2 consistency still missing