Dane DeValcourt - W5DLD

Weight, Health, Fitness Journey – My Paleo Case Study

Many people have been asking me lately how I’ve managed to lose so much weight (-108 lbs) over the last 10 months. This tends to turn into a rather lengthy one sided conversation by me on the virtues of Paleo and exercise. I have a ton to say on the subject but I am by no means an expert. I feel it might be time to share with others my own personal experience with things for a few reasons. First,...

Fixing Toyota Highlander AC/Heat Issue

***UPDATE  11/27/2013 – Page Restored and New Repair Notes*** Only took about 4 hours of searching and find bits and pieces everywhere and I have been able to completely restore this page for everyone.  It’s been a great reward to me over the years to hear from so many who have been helped and why it was important to me to recover this page.  Wish you all the best on your future repairs and thanks again for all the great...

Ketosis and McArdles – Proof is in the numbers

Obviously I have had a lot of success with weight loss thanks to a very low carb diet (no sugars and grains of any kind) and staying in a state of metabolic ketosis (not to be confused with ketoacidosis). I not only lost over 110 pds in 10 months but my CK tests have never been better even after intense exercise.  I also feel like a million bucks and have successfully completed many running races including half marathons.  The key...

Glycogen Storage Disease Type 5, Ketogenic, Running and Paleo / Primal ?

Glycogen Storage Disease Type 5 (McArdle’s Disease), Ketogenic, Running and Paleo / Primal ? Approximately 10 years ago I was diagnosed with McArdle’s disease (Glycogen Storage Disease Type 5) through a muscle biopsy in my upper right thigh.  This metabolic disease affects 1 in 100,000 individuals and basically prevents muscles from being able to utilize glycogen (primary source) for energy. In the time since being diagnosed I sadly allowed myself, under false beliefs it was the only safe option, to...

Paleo – Blogs and Podcasts

Recommended Paleo Blogs, Podcasts and Apps BLOGS Mark’s Daily Apple – Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint Robb Wolf – Author of The Paleo Solution Paleo Hacks  Evolvify The Bulletproof Executive Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Blog   PODCASTS The Fat-burning Man Show by Abel James The Paleo Solution Podcast – Robb Wolf Bulletproof Executive Radio Balanced Bites    

Paleo – Recipe Sources and Cookbooks

Various Paleo Recipe Sources and Recommended Cookbooks *WARNING* There are plenty of “Paleo Desserts” you will find on these sites, if you are doing Paleo for weight loss, you really need to avoid these desserts until your satisfied personally with your weight and health. Then feel free to reintroduce things in moderation on special occasions but don’t make it routine. These are cheats, these are not every day goodies to have IMHO. Nom Nom Paleo PaleOMG Civilized Caveman Cooking Everyday...

Paleo – Recommended Reading

Recommend reading material on the subject of Paleo / Primal that I personally own, have read and recommend. Primal Blueprint – Mark Sisson The Paleo Solution – Robb Wolf The Paleo Diet – Loren Cordain, PhD The Paleo Diet for Athletes – Loren Cordain, PhD It Starts With Food – Melissa Hartwig & Dallas Hartwig Your Personal Paleo Code – Chris Kresser: Ketogenic / Low Carb Resources: The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: The Art and Science of...

Paleo – Personal Thoughts

Personal thoughts, observations and my own take on various aspects of Paleo.  Also, here is a great infographic on the topic that is very informative: http://blog.paleohacks.com/the-paleolithic-diet-explained-infographic/ OVERVIEW: Common sense eating. Forget the word Paleo, forget the USDA food pyramid (or the conspiracy theory, USDA, Government, follow the money, agriculture), forget cavemen and diets. It’s really pretty darn simple. Just ask yourself, what wouldn’t have been possible to eat 15,000 years ago? There was nothing processed, nothing that had to be...

Paleo Journey – Why, What, How and Next?

WHY? During the last 10 months I’ve managed to drop 108 lbs through eating good healthy clean food and yes lot’s of exercise. Below is a bit of information as to what started me down this path and why as well as what I’ve done and what I plan to do. In December of 2012 a photo was taken of me a Christmas that I saw sometime in Jan of 2013 that just really opened my eyes about just how...

DM780 + QRZ XML = State Info

For the last few weeks I started to notice that State information was no longer being populated within DM780 after doing lookups.  As someone who is trying to get one final state for his digital WAS this was quickly becoming problematic for me. At first I assumed the problem was with a new version of DM780 since it seemed to correspond with me recently upgrading Ham Radio Deluxe suite to the latest version. With all the changes taking place with...

Station Information

I created a page detailing my humble little ham radio station for those interested and who might be looking it up. You can find it through the link at the top of this site labelled “Station” or by clicking on this Station Information Link