Friday, October 21, 2016

Brain Dump

I'm baffled by those who advocate the end of coal and oil. Why would anyone want to return to the Dark Ages or condemn anyone else to such barbaric conditions? Cheap efficient fuel is a gift to the world.

I'll believe those who want the end of fossil fuels are sincere when they give up the following:

I Vaseline
II Plastic
     1. Bags
     2. Phones
     3. Computers
          a. All electronic devices
III Cars
     1. Roads
     2. All guardrails and other protective devices
IV Airplanes
V Trains
     1. All travel, except by horseback, camel, elephant, etc.
VI Hotels
VII Appliances
VIII Homes
IX Stores
X Processed food of any kind... anything they didn't grow themselves
     1. Anything from a farm because farmers use things like combines
XI Seafood
     1. Boats
XII Shots
     1. Syringes
XIII Hospitals
     1. Protective gloves
     2. Sterilized instruments
XIV Tennis shoes
     1. Any shoes that aren't leather and made by hand
XV Research for illnesses, improvements, the next new wonder

To start.

Tell me how that works out.

I'll wait.

While I do, I'm going to enjoy the amazing blessing of fossil fuel by interacting with friends on the internet, reading a book delivered to my door, eating healthy food I bought at the store, wearing soft hypo-allergenic clothes made of material partially manmade, by the light of bulbs created in a factory that uses fossil fuel, and with electricity the majority of which is provided by coal, nuclear power, and natural gas (8.5x more than hydro, wind, and solar, combined and before those last ones are extolled for how great they are, do the homework of how much pollution they cause in creating them and disposing of them when they're no longer useful).

Whew. Out of my head.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Week 378 of REAL

REAL - Reduce stress Exercise Adequate sleep Lower caloric intake

What Navy SEALs are required to do to make it into BUD/S:
Right up front: Never in a million years could I do what is required. However, I needed to start somewhere. Considering how fit the SEALs are, I figured it was a good place to start. So my SEAL puppy reps (SEALp) consist of girls' pushups, crunches, and flutter kicks, a SEAL training basic. I started with doing one of each.  Since my accident I haven't done these, but I'm working to add them back into my routine.

PT ~ Physical therapy
UB ~ Upper body exercises

SEALFit shared some good hints I want to learn and remember:

14: Short walks. PT. UB. Stretch.

15: 1-1/mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights. Stretch.

16: Rest.

17: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights. Stretch. 

18: Short walks. PT. UB. Stretch.

19: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights. Stretch.

20: Short walks. PT. UB. Stretch.

Jimmy Thomas is a business man, running a popular romance book cover site, a cover model, personal fitness trainer, and health advisorPictures: February 2012 and June 2012. Inspiration, at least to me:

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Food Update

It's been a long time. My weight is currently sitting at one of my highest weights, which is about what it's been for months.

I'm walking more and doing more physical therapy. I'm making some healthier choices in my eating, more veggies and fruit.

I'm endeavoring to sort through what I have in storage and use it.

As much as I enjoy my 60-second pumpkin cake, it doesn't satisfy my chocolate craving. The problem with not being satisfied is that I end up overeating other things. When I do finally give in and eat some chocolate it isn't enough.

I've discovered the yumminess of roasted potatoes and pre-grilled chicken.

Woohoo! Thomas English muffins with cranberries are back on the shelves. They freeze nicely. They're delicious with butter, of course. They're also delicious with chicken and ham.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Follow Up 18 October 2016

How'd I do?

A little work on All or Nothing.

A little more self editing on Knight in Disguise.

Found picture but don't think it will work. It isn't what I remember. Bother.


Ate, but not well


Praising God in the Storm.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Carpe Diem... Kansas

NASCAR ~ Carl almost came in 1st! A hard won 2nd! Go Carl!

What needs to be done, today?

Work on All or Nothing, including find picture I want.


Eat well


God is good.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 333

~ Soft blankets

~ Fascinating reads

~ Dog fun

~ Beautiful music

~ God's Grace

Saturday, October 15, 2016

My Heroes... Lucy Grimes Nelson

Once again, her family, more particularly her father, her husband, and children are the focus of what little information is known of her. She was extolled as a beauty and possessed of refined manners. The couple had eleven children, all of whom married. The couple gave everything for their country and believed it to be an honor to do so. Am I willing to sacrifice all?