Saturday, July 28, 2018

I am closing my blog

Folks I have decided that I will be coping down all of my post that I do not have in my journal and closing this blog down and just doing my writing in my journal for now on. If you would still like to see my writings let me know and I can make arrangements to send you the ones I believe you would enjoy.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

I will start this blog with my thoughts

“I believe we are all different, for me once I have learned to except my body's happy weight, and I have really learned what portion control means to me. I am not hungry and I feel full after a meal. I do not eat lunch, but I do eat breakfast and dinner. Also for me it is all about timing of my meals. Now I have to say I do not eat fast foods, or processed foods but every now and then. But I have learned I am happier and satisfied best by eating the foods I enjoy and love to eat, which for me is real foods. Growing up on a farm I love veggies, fresh meat, fruits, and nuts. I do not really care for cakes and pies that much but do love a little ice cream at times. I also no longer worry about the occasional party with family and friends, I know I can enjoy eating what I like and keeping my portions under control. But I have had to except that I can never be the weight that I was told I had to be and I had to except what I have always known to be my body's normal set point weight range or happy weight range. I also depend on my semi-annual health checks and my blood work, and also my blood pressure for gaging myself. This has removed a lot of stress which has removed binge eating and my blood pressure issues. It is all about learning yourself and working with your body's needs.”

Yesterdays walk was not that much fun, I waited to late in the afternoon and it was too hot. I also went to a new trail, this was a big mistake. The trail must be the oldest in the Village and it used the sides of the roads way to much. The trail is very hard to follow and I see it as very dangerous. Sandy was with me and she did great. We walked 4.5 miles on a trail that they say is only 3 miles. Like I said the trail was hard to follow and was not well marked. Sandy is a great walking partner and does keep me moving at a great pace. She also will let me know when she needs to rest or needs water. I take water for her and me with me along with a few treats for her. She is just a baby really but she is very smart and seems to understand a lot more that most people claim dogs can. She is getting better at riding in the car and is less nervous each day. I believe it is due to the fact that when we walk the trails I use a long retractable leash so she can explore the area around her. She has great hunting skills already. 

My weight is holding at around 198, sure I would love to get it back down to around 195 but as long as my waist is still as small as it is I am not worried, and also my blood pressure staying where it is which is great. 

A couple of pictures of Sandy, these were taken after the walk.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

I seem to be getting lazier about my blogging.

So what has happened and is happening? Sandy our new puppy is making a wonderful walking partner. I have to be honest I am worried about my weight. I am still well within my happy weight range but I have gained some weight that I am not happy with. Why I am worried is that I am not sure I should be worried about the weight or should be okay with it due to seeing no change in my clothes. My weight this morning was 199 and as I have said before my weight in my 20s and 30s was in the range of 205 - 215 with cloths on. My 199 is early morning before getting dressed but after doing my morning personal bodily dues. I also have to say that my waist is the same now as it was back in my 20s and 30s that is a huge achievement for my age. 

Well,  it has been hot here or so the local weatherman says too me it is warm and humid but livable. I have been taking Sandy to the trials with me to walk. The first day she made it about a mile and just let me know that was all she was going to do, that was a week ago. Monday we went out and made it 1.6 miles without much issue even with the heat. Yesterday we went out in the early afternoon and made it a full 3.6 miles or the full trail. I will take her with me again today and see what we can do. I am thinking about a new trail that has some stairs on it to see if I can get her past being nervous about stairs. This trail is about 3 miles also so it should not be that much of a challenge except for maybe more hills. 

This is Sandy at 4 months old

Monday, July 23, 2018

So what are my beliefs?

I believe in God and that Jesus is God’s Son.
I believe that abortions are wrong in God’s eyes. But I can except abortions in the case of rape, and to save a mother’s life. Abortion for birth control is totally wrong.
I do believe in proper birth control.
I believe in helping the needy, But I do not believe in a free handout except when someone cannot provide for themselves due to illness and being disabled. Being to lazy to work is not a reason for welfare.
I believe in legal immigration, I do not believe in illegal immigration and the illegals should be deported. I also believe if anyone come to this country should be able to present their case to why they want to be here. 
I do not believe in giving new immigrates welfare they should be here to get a job and to go to work.
I do not believe in a woman coming to this country just to have her baby to get it citizenship that should be stopped and no longer allowed. 
I believe in a reasonably priced healthcare, not some pipe dream of free healthcare. 
I believe and was raised to believe that there is nothing in life that is free.
I do not belong or ever intend to below to any political party.
I am a Veteran so I believe in respect of the Uniform even when I do not have any respect for the person wearing it. And I believe that the President wears a uniform in a sense so I respect the Office of the President even if I do not respect the person. 
I believe in our Constitution but I believe that we do not uphold the letter of the Law that is the Constitution. 
I believe that our media is evil and the work of the Devil. 
I believe in truth and I hate the lies that our media is feeding this nation.
I believe in respecting others but I ask for the same respect. 
I tell it like I see it and I believe what I believe. 
I am also someone that will admit I am wrong when it is fully proven to be wrong. 
But it has to be hard prove and not heresy . And to me our media is nothing be heresy and a propaganda tool of the “New world order” that is trying to take over this country. 
Our congressmen and senators are corrupt and are only looking out for the almighty dollar and do not care anything about the citizens of this country. And to be honest our votes do not mean anything any more. They all say what they believe we want to here. But now days the Democrats do not even bother to do that they have their on agenda that is to take down this country. 
I also believe that the “new world order” has been brainwashing our kids for a long time and trying to erase this nation’s true history, and is now leading the act of removing all of our monuments and God from this country. 
I believe we are in a civil war and it will become a lot more bloody before it is over. 
I do read the Bible and I believe the Bible. And I believe we are well in to Revelation’s predictions for the end of the world as we know it.
Am I always right of course not. But I have been right at least as many times as I have been wrong. 
I have Prayed to God and Jesus to show me the way and He has never failed to point me to the Bible for my guidance. The latest place I was sent was to the fact that false prophets will be so numerous in the end times. 

Prophets preach lies
and priests hire on as their assistants.
And my people love it. They eat it up!

But what will you do when it's time to pick up the pieces? -Jeremiah 5:31

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

It has been a while

I have been busy and have not really had anything to write about. 
My weight is hanging in at 197.4 which is good and well within my happy weight range. My blood pressure is also doing great. I do have sinus issues due to the damp and humid weather.
My waist continues to go down just a little. My pants are fitting even better. If I continue to lose my belly fat I am going to need new pants. My eating habits are do reasonably well. I do have bad days and very good day. It is averaging out nicely. My weight does bounce around from a high of about 199 to a low of 196. With the heat and humidity I really do not want to eat hot meals and in doing so I am eating more fresh salads and fruit. And drinking lots of unsweet tea and water. On my bad days I am eating about a half a cup of ice cream. And I have had a couple of issues with low blood sugar and have had to eat a small snack size snickers bar. 

It has been so hot and we have had almost daily rain so I have not been riding my Vespa as much as I would like. We are working to get the garage cleaned up so we can unload the last POD when it gets here the first of August. Most of what is in it is going to go to charity I a sure.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Thunderstorms again

I am not complaining we need the rain, we are under burn bans in the county and all around us.  Seeing we live in a National Forest we need to be very careful. 

Now on to what I have been thinking about. When I first started to lose my weight back in 2010 I did it by just cutting back on how much I ate, AK portion control. I did that for about 8 months before I found loseit. Sure loseit did help me figure out a lot about foods, but the calorie counting for almost 7 years stressed me out, and I gained weight back while still counting those calories. Why, well our bodies will put up with us forcing it to lose weight for only so long then it will start fighting back and that happened to me big time. I was still eating the same as I had been at the time I lost the weight counting calories but my body needed something I was not giving it so it turned my hormones against me. And I started gaining. Why? Well, I have come to understand that our bodies have a happy weight or set point weight range, and if we force our bodies out of that range it fights back. Now that fighting back can be overridden even more and force us to gain even more by the added chemicals that are added to the so called foods that our food industry uses to get us to eat more and buy more food. Well,  I was not eating that much processed foods but enough, and my body started working on me. I gained back the weight I had lost by using loseit. I finally figured out what was happening and I stopped the processed foods and started to eat really real food again, I did not change my calories but I started to lose the weight again. So what did I do I cut back on calories trying to force my weight down even more, and went below my body’s set point and my body turned on me once again and forced me back up. I am now holding with in my body’s happy weight range by eating real food most of the time. I am controlling my portions, and I am keeping my calories in and calories out balanced. I am in the lower in of what I have come to understand as my happy weight range. I know come winter I will go to the upper end of that range and that is my normal. I have also managed to gain some extra muscle, and lose some fat by what I am doing due to exercise and chores. Also fasting can help you create more muscle and it does not really cause you or in my case me to lose weight, just keep in under control. I do not fast days at a time, only about 14 to 18 hours most days. At first I got really hungry and wanted to eat by now I no long seem to feel hungry on the fast. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The way it is for me.

What is the right diet and weight management plan?
The true answer is what ever works for me. 

What is the right weight that I should be?
The correct answer is the weight I can manage to hold, and be healthy. It does not have to be by some chart or calculator, it just needs to be a weight that my body is happy with. It will be the weight that my lab work is the best it can be, I will have the best blood pressure I can have, and it will be due to the fact I am eating as healthy as possible and still be happy with what I am eating. 

I am finding and finally understanding that our bodies have their happy weight or set point weight range that it will stay within as long as you eat as healthy as you can. That does not mean to me I have to give up on all sweets, and fast foods, or all processed foods. It means keeping them under control by keeping them with in a limit. Now I am going to add that I am healthy and am not diabetic or any other disease. I do have issues with my blood pressure at times, and I now know it is due to stress and too much salt. I have it under control at this time by controlling how much salt I take in, and managing my stress levels. So if you have a disease that causes you to have to eat a certain way I say that if you want to be healthy then you will have to learn to eat to control or defeat the disease. 

I do believe in eating real food most of the time, that means to me at least 80% of the time all of the time, and whenever possible at least 90% of the time. That may sound confusing so here it is if I am traveling and on the road I eat 80% real healthy food. If I am home I make sure I eat real and healthy 90% of the time. And to be honest if I am out on the road for more than a week eating at 80% then I will return home and for a week I will eat at 100% real healthy foods. I also find that if I am traveling I can go longer between meals due to being busy driving, or doing other things so that works in with my fasting times and helps offset the bad eating. At home with my wife it is harder for me to fast the way I would like to due to her requirements for eating due to her very small stomach, but I still say no to a lot of eating she asks me to do with her. 

So here is my beliefs and you can take it or leave it. Weight management is not about the scale, it is about being healthy with good medical lab results. Which really means the best they can be for me? I am also finding that I can make my health worse, and my lab work worse by forcing my body to be and stay below the weight it wants to be at. It is also true for my blood pressure I was forcing my weight below what my body wanted and my blood pressure was higher than now. A lot of that is due to the stress I was placing on myself due to trying to stay within a calorie range. I still log what I eat but I do not count calories. I am going from habit now and it is working for me. I still do portion control and size limits for what I eat. I do not eat seconds, and I am eating only 2 meals a day with a snack of nuts. My wife believes in a wide verity of food, and I am someone that could eat the same things over and over most of the time. My wife is a believer in pasta and breads I am not so much into pasta and breads. I do love a good salad and can and do a whole meal out of a green leafy salad. My bread of choice is something I know is not that healthy but I do love homemade cornbread and I have it once a month at most.

To survive the weight management game I have to have a healthy mix of eating healthy real foods and my health allows me to have a less healthy mix of the foods I love but know I cannot eat all to time, but I have to allow myself to have it every now and then.  The main thing that destroys a good eating plan is boredom and eating foods I cannot stand. I repeat the main thing that destroys a good eating plan is boredom and eating food I cannot stand. The next thing is being overly hungry day after day. We can only force our bodies to do things it does not like for so long and it will force us to do what it wants by the use of our hormones. I have seen it happen to me over and over again. 

I am closing my blog

Folks I have decided that I will be coping down all of my post that I do not have in my journal and closing this blog down and just doing my...