I went to the doctor’s this morning before work and got some great news. Not only have I lost weight (8 pounds in the last two weeks!!!), but my blood pressure is down almost ten points on both the top and bottom. My cholesterol’s not bad either. His exact words were, “It’s not brilliant, but it’s not bad either.”

He went so far as to tell me to slow down with the weight loss. He said a couple pounds a month is enough. At that point I told him to shut up and punched him in the stomach. No, really, I told him that I’m not doing anything crazy and that I’ve just cut out soda and have stopped going back for seconds. It doesn’t feel all that bad, actually. It’s something I think can keep up for the rest of my life and not miss out on anything. I can still eat the same things, just not as much. I miss the soda, but not enough to start drinking it again, except maybe the root beer at Sweetwater.

I love good news first thing in the morning…

By Kevin Lawver

Web developer, Software Engineer @ Gusto, Co-founder @ TechSAV, husband, father, aspiring social capitalist and troublemaker.


  1. Nope, not even a sip. It sucks, but I’m so addicted that even a sip will send me careening down the caffeine cliff and you’ll never hear from me again. Now, cake is a different story. So far, the only absolute forbiddens are my morning bagel piled high with cream cheese and soda. Everything else is just “in moderation”. So, if it’s a normal piece of cake – BRING IT ON!!! I’M HUNGRY!!!

  2. Caffeine cliff. Weeeeeeee. Heh.
    That “mountain of cream cheese”, huh?
    Yum. Bagels are good. I favor the Thomas’ Cinnamon Swirl kind.
    Cake can be fun. Here and there. I like cupcakes better. They’re like cake, but you don’t have to bother with them as much.

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