Author Archives: Mark

Back In the 60s!

Share Here’s a vegan muffaletta Carol and I made the other night. The “meat” was baked eggplant. It was great! This morning I weighed in the 260s for the first time in a long time. I’m trying to get down … Continue reading

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Trip to San Francisco

ShareI’m headed to San Francisco with Carol. Don’t worry, my home is being guarded by three vicious dogs, my neighborhood patrol, and my two strong boys. I’m a bit concerned that I might gain weight during my trip. The good … Continue reading

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November: The Experiment becomes Permanent

ShareFor the month of October, I tried a plant-based diet to see if it would help my diabetes. It’s been pretty amazing. I’ve dropped down to the mid 270 lb range and I’ve not done any significant exercise. Now that … Continue reading

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Being Bart Everson

ShareDuring the month of October, my friend Bart Everson and I switched identities on Facebook. I was slightly concerned about the ethical issues, but I was about ready to close my FB account due to some unpleasant exchanges with “friends” … Continue reading

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Vegan Myths

ShareI really appreciate all my friends who are concerned about my new diet. However, there are a few myths about the plant-based diet that need to be dispelled: Persons on a plant-based diet don’t get enough protein.  Here’s a chart … Continue reading

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Sammie and Me

ShareI was worried my blood sugar would be high this morning because I cheated on the diet a bit yesterday. I took Sammie for a long walk to make up for it. It wasn’t my fault really. I had a … Continue reading

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Three Biggest Problems

ShareI started this dietary experiment at the beginning of the month and it’s been amazing. I’m down from 2 medications and 4 pills a day for diabetes to 1 medication and 2 pills a day. I’ve lost quite a bit … Continue reading

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I Learn a Lot from My Students

ShareI had asked one of my favorite students to come by to see me and she stopped in for a visit today. She’s one of the sweetest, most positive persons I know. She’s a Coptic Orthodox Christian from Egypt. We … Continue reading

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Progress Is Good

ShareGreat news! I’ve gone from taking four pills a day to only three. My sugar was 103 (or 109) this morning. I’m going to move to only two pills a day soon. This is huge for me because a couple … Continue reading

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Weekend in Long Beach

Share This past weekend I was in Long Beach at a conference. While I was there I ate this veggie burger at the Zephyr Vegetarian Cafe. It was great! In fact I had one the next day too. While I … Continue reading

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