Fit into 34-inch waistline pants the other day. That hasn’t happened since the 80’s. In 1989 I was a 200-pound 13-year-old… and that weight wasn’t all muscle… at all. My waistline then was 36.

Been listening to Joseph Mercola’s book “Keto Fast”. His book “Fat for Fuel” changed my life in 2020. I trust him implicitly. The two most salient points, so far, of “Keto Fast” are…

ONE… Don’t eat anything at least 3 hours before sleep. Instead of allowing the activation of mitochondrial repair of other bodily systems, your digestive system is activated for processing calories you don’t need during sleep. Mercola says 4 to 6 hours is much better. To this I am now faithful.

TWO… Intermittent fasting of 18 hours every day. He recommends only eating between 6 hours a day. I’ve chosen between 9 am and 3 pm. Thank God for coffee, which is allowed, to stave off hunger pangs. The 18-hour fast, from 3 pm of day 1 to 9 am of day 2, allows metabolic repair and optimization, because your body’s most demanding system – the digestive system- isn’t demanding anything.

I’ve been faithful to these two points for about 10 days, though I was pretty ketogenically faithful for the past 45 days.

Buying a shirt at commie-mask-loving REI at Flagstaff the other day, I was kinda shocked to see how much weight I’ve lost while looking at myself in the mirror. It’s good, but, I fear I’ve gone into overdrive, which is par for the course for me.

Regardless, I hope to continue educating myself on health and nutrition at levels beyond I’ve done before. My natural intellectual proclivities are towards history and philosophy.

How empowered can I be for wellness if I redirect my mind towards learning about perfect health as opposed to learning about, for example, why Teddy Roosevelt was really a traitor to American values, like his cousin FDR?