That's what is so great about Science, it doesn't care about your feelings or opinions at all. Tyson is totally right.
Good common sense list. Power generator would be my top priority. And having a plan, just like you would in case of a fire or tornado. Planning for those makes more sense to me, being from Texas.
Great read. I have had similar results by just going back to the basics, drastically cutting down on sugar and caffeine, staying properly hydrated, and getting regular exercise and nutrition through a balanced diet. Congrats on sustained weight loss!