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Corporations dominate our culture. They start to believe their own hype too. So, they have us either eating too much, and then dieting to get the weight off. Or exercising to get it off. and the current trend is CARDIO. which I am realizing doesn't work at all. I watched an infomercial today: maxworkouts.com I think; This type infomercial irritating and really a copy of all the scammer type infomercials, LONG Long video going on and on and on. But I do think he makes some very good points (I didn't buy the ebook, at a LIMITED TIME OFFER, of $40.00 which put me off as well..) but the points he made that I also have found to be true, a few of them are: 1. High intensity short workouts, MUCH more effective at boosting our bodies and cardio system into fat burning modes, than the current belief that we need to do LONG boring workouts. 2. Vary the workouts! 3. Do full body workouts, using as many muscle groups as possible. 9/21/14, Sun. about 7:30am, Rode 10.09 mi on 09/21/2014 10.09mi, 30:30min, 19.6mph, can’t copy or paste my notes from this MAPMYRIDE program. (good ride, pushed myself & ebike motor systems pretty hard. My leaking heart valve not happening :) On the last 4.6 miles, merged with and Passed a few spandex road bike riders. (wearing event numbers for a scheduled ride?) I passed at least 30 to 40 of them, mainly uphill (where they were slowing down and stopping cars due to 3 abreast and bunched up), or level road, being more difficult & less safe for me to pass down hill so didn’t try, my gearing isn’t as high, and upright riding, regular clothes, level of fitness from leaking heart valve and 64Lb bike all limit me. I started the ride turning onto Hessel from Quayle and a spandex very fit looking rider was racing down hill, so I maxed the ebike to catch up, and paced him, but was pushing the limit of my speed. his gearing higher than mine noticeably and slightly pulling away when I just pedaled (his very light high speed geared bike, spandex and him leaning forward to get even less wind resistance),. He slowed down on slight uphill to 16mph or less, at half way to hwy 116. He turned left to Sebastopol, I turned right, not really planning where to go, just an idea of finding a new route towards RPark & Petaluma. Total coincidence that I ran into that bike riding group, although there were so many, and strung out so long hard to miss them. Wondering how they feel about me passing, but can guess they don’t like it. Most of them actually don't look very fit. (after I checked out video on short 25 min high intensity workouts being SO MUCH more effective than long cardio workouts.)  I feel GREAT AFTER. & now really think cardio is wrong for losing weight or getting & keeping in shape. BTW took exactly 2:18:06 hrs to charge the lithium battery after this ride. didn’t check temperatures of components, but 61F outside. Not wearing any spandex: just wearing shorts and cotton white shirt, orange vest, new used helmet & flashing LED on back. This is opposed to the 'uniform' most wear, and look down their nose at anyone just out for a ride. If asked I'd say "I'm just a time traveler from 2021, checking out the old ways of cycling." :) Why do we follow the trends??? Trends set by corporations making money on it, with no interest in whether it is GOOD for us.
by billtech66 (submitted a day ago)
Weight Training
Good input, thanks Br_e Not too long at all. :) all very good advice!
by billtech66 (submitted a day ago)
Weight Training
I've been lifting and exercising at health clubs and home since 1984. Calories burned are mostly from AFTER the workout. :) (UP to 48 hours after in fact. If doing a high intensity workout, that doesn't need to be LONG.) I focus on doing like you do: various training programs, with a variety of different rest periods. I think changing workouts at least every month is very important. calories burned doesn't matter to me, but how I feel after: GOOD. without injury from overdoing it. Improvemnt in body balance, from more muscle and less fat is the result, checked by measuring once in a while. I'm no longer lifting to gain, don't need to. But to maintain. The best healthy body is not one with huge muscles! (Body builders usually die younger (from steroids.. which I've never done.) Layna Berman, local radio talk show on health and fitness, says correctly that "you can burn more calories LAYING DOWN RESTING next the the treadmill, (after building up some muscle, and doing some sets) than you did before WHEN USING IT." I'm 70 years old, and lighter than I wanted to be, but I have accumulated some injuries: 1. C4 to C7 cervical spine damage (automobile incidents.) 2. Leaking heart valve (the second one.) 3. L5 lumbar damage (which I fixed myself, no surgery.) They do limit what I can do, but I'm working successfully on either living with or correcting them. 1. cervical spine issue remedies too long to list now. But working. 2. Leaking heart valve solution: getting so fit that it doesn't matter. 2. L5 lumbar damage fixed various ways, and no problems at all now. If interested in details, just ask.
by billtech66 (submitted a day ago)
Realizing how so very important...
I knew breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But today was a real eye opener! I usually eat about a thousand calories for breakfast, and have to push myself to even eat a lunch, because I"m just not really hungry. Well, TODAY, I finished HALF my breakfast and at 10am went shopping, then picked up THREE burritos at two different restaurants locally, trying to find a replacement for Oliver's burritos that have been shrinking in size all along, but staying the same price. :) So, when I got home I had to taste them all. Got a Breakfast burrito (19.4oz), and a McDougall vegan burrito(24.4oz) at one place, then a plate lunch with chicken breast (7.2oz), rice & beans, and this place got the best reviews online. Well, NOW I was HUNGRY!!! I ate 3.4oz of the chicken, none of the rice & beans on that plate, added the chicken to half vegan burrito :), and ate half the breakfast burrito (egg, potato, sausage, cream cheese, salsa) Normally I wouldn't eat this kind but the reviews RAVED about breakfast burrito. Tasted good since I was starved. :) but I’d never get it again… My point is: I was ravenous! just because I missed half my breakfast. I was missing 500 calories so ate 1600 to replace it before noon. BTW: the McDougall burrito was far better than all the rest, although from the other place, the chicken breasts were sliced thin and cooked and seasoned to perfection. I won’t return there though. too expensive, not much to eat. I worry about getting ENOUGH calories (BEFORE 3pm!), not about getting too much, that’s why I’m thin!! Well, and working out and really watching WHAT I eat. :) Do you get what I'm saying here? I really think this is THE BIGGEST REASON why most of us are fat! We skimp on breakfast, and are overcome with cravings later. Who can resist then??? JUST EAT A HUGE BREAKFAST. !! :d
by billtech66 (submitted 5 days ago)
Resting
Not sure this is true but I think I remember it automatically counts any time not sleeping or other activity as 'resting'. So if that's true, adding activities would reduce the 'resting' ? But really: I don't use Fatsecret for tracking exercise, since it is awkward & not an efficent way to Track excercise. I track it on Evernote. (Cross platform note program, works great).
by billtech66 (submitted a week ago)
Dreaming at night: I have many many dreams, every night.
[quote=MsMightyPup]Bill, your experience with dreams is very much like meditation. In that, you detach from your normal thought processes and concentrate on the now, and you learn to look at your thoughts and behaviors with curiosity and dispassion rather than judgement and condemnation. I also dream a lot, and I find my dreams are starting to reflect the same thinking I have been trying to develop during the day.[/quote] Excellent!! :) and another kindred spirit. :) Thanks for sharing. :p
by billtech66 (submitted 2 weeks ago)
Dreaming at night: I have many many dreams, every night.
[quote=Shines27]Isn't it wonderful to learn how to think deeply, logically, and rationally as we age?)[/quote] Yes, it is :) Thank you for reading and the excellent response! Sounds like a kindred spirit. :)
by billtech66 (submitted 2 weeks ago)
Dreaming at night: I have many many dreams, every night.
Decades ago when I did 3.5 years of therapy, we focussed on dream interpretation. I've had some amazing dreams. Dreams allow us to be someone else, and/or to see things like we would never otherwise be able to do. I once had a dream where I was presented with a challenging circumstance, and in this dream I was an ancient Chinese mystic MASTER. So, in this situation in the dream, where normally I'd be judgmental or critical, even offended, as a Master guru I was Humble and amused, but most of all I was Honored (that this despicable antagonist in the dream, was choosing me to insult, to boost his own fragile ego.) I was able to personally experience these thoughts and honest feelings! Of course dreams allow us to deal at the subconscious level, with issues in our lives. So, it's important to get enough sleep to HAVE those dreams, where we resolve issues in our daily lives. Last night I had a disturbing dream of constantly being manipulated and deterred, one subtle way after another (Somewhat true of a video game I play, & mostly true of corporations in general today.) Corporations have all the power now. They've changed all the laws that were put in place to limit them, several hundred years ago when corporations started. They control governments (with lobby) and are firmly entrenched world wide. No wonder we have eating disorders. And the food choices we have are ones promoted by MASTERs of deception. Awareness, and choices. It’s OUR choice. :)
by billtech66 (submitted 2 weeks ago)
Posting my formula for pain relief here also
I keep forgetting to add the black pepper! thanks :)
by billtech66 (submitted 2 weeks ago)
Posting my formula for pain relief here also
[quote=mummydee]Yellow hands can be daunting though Billtech! lol, keeps your friends wondering just what you're doing! [/quote] LoL, I've not gotten yellow hands thankfully. and yes, this is a serious DYE as well, non toxic of course. But I'm careful to keep it off my clothes. I thought about using as a dye to color one of my Tilley hats, but it's a new hat (replaced for free with Tilley's LifeTime warrantee) and is lightly coated with wax to make them waterproof. So, don't want to lose that yet. I'll wait until after I wash it the first time. :)
by billtech66 (submitted 2 weeks ago)
Posting my formula for pain relief here also
[quote=wholefoodnut]Really, cool. I have 4 vertebrates fused in my neck 6-2, steel rod as well. Exercise has really helped get rid of the headaches and constant pain. Sometimes though it flares as does the nerve damage down my arms, especially when its cold outside. My neck does not appreciate being cold. I need to remember this one for winter. Actually, maybe just use it all the time for arthritis. [/quote] Good idea, all the time is what I do too. :)
by billtech66 (submitted 2 weeks ago)
Posting my formula for pain relief here also
[quote=ebivr]Wow, Thanks for sharing this tip. I would never of thought herbs and spices would be able to do this. Next time I go shopping I'm going to get some and give it a try. As I wake up every day with joint pain.[/quote] I'm interested in hearing results of that. :) Buy it bulk, way too expensive in the 1/2oz to 2oz seasoning bottles. and don't forget the Ginger Juice or crushed Ginger. (Mortar and Pestle works.) as you likely know, but we forget, that drugs are usually derived from herbs. Aspirin is originally from bark of a willow tree. They've got us so brain washed! So now, we only think of what brand name drugs that we need, where FOODs and SPICEs ARE medicines! They used garlic a lot before refrigerators, to kill the bacteria on 'gamey' meat. Honey is anti biotic, and anti fungal. I recently used fresh Aloe Vera juice to cure a eye infection (Lower eyelid had a large spot infected, from rubbing my eyes, after petting my cat. Gone in 2 days.)
by billtech66 (submitted 2 weeks ago)
Posting my formula for pain relief here also
Thanks for all the replies, :) Very good to see when others are catching on to this. We are not going to hear about this from our Doctors. Or, rarely so. I buy Turmeric bulk online or at FoodMaxx in the India food area, a several pounds each time. I buy several pounds of fresh ginger root and then juice them, and keep a liter or two vacuum sealed in jars in the refrigerator all the time. Thanks Mummydee, I had forgotten about the anti oxident properties of Turmeric. :) We produce a LOT of free radicals just digesting our food and even when sleeping, burning calories to keep us from reaching room temperature :)
by billtech66 (submitted 2 weeks ago)
Posting my formula for pain relief here also
My pain formula works for me MUCH better than prescription drugs like oxycodone! It's amazing and NO side effects. I take 12grams of Turmeric, 15g of ginger juice, 10g lemon juice in warm water EVERY night. Lemon juice cancels out the bitterness of the turmeric. :) I have serious cervical spine damage at c5 through c7, causing very bad headaches. I start with 3oz hot water, which works best for dissolving the 12g (HEAPing tablespoon!) of turmeric. Then I add the cold ginger juice and lemon juice, and drink with a straw. BTW: ginger kills cancer. look it up. and is a pain reliever, analgesic. The turmeric has numerous benefits, INCLUDING ANTI INFLAMMATORY, which is what I use it for in this case. It COMPLETELY gets rid of my head aches (radiated neck pain) for 8 plus hours!!!! where numerous times oxycodone failed to work at all. This pain I get is very debilitating, and constantly there all day, usually starting middle of the night, lasting all the next day. So, I take my pain formula (Turmeric, ginger, lemon) EVERY night, and rarely have to take the next day, until bedtime for it's pain prevention, and many other benefits. EDIT: ADDING DETAILS ON HOW I JUICE GINGER, I use a Omega multipurpose wheatgrass Juicer model 8003, which I got 4 years ago, and paid $269.00 for it. It's the best!. I've tried a number of the best juicers and this one has been by far the best, and it runs at only 80rpm, so it creates no heat. I add NO water at all. It is very good at extracting juice from anything. 35oz of raw ginger produces 29oz of pure ginger juice. I let the juice settle in a container for several hours to let the white solids settle to the bottom, and use separately or discard. It isn't very much but otherwise collects on the bottom of any container. I store it in glass Quart and Pint jars in the refrigerator after vacuum sealing using FoodSaver vacuum sealer adaptor for wide mouth glass jars. I lasts a long time this way, although I use so much I don't get to test how long. :) I buy 2 to 3 Lb of ginger at a time and spend about an hour or so cleaning and juicing them. I don't try to get all the skin off, just use a vegetable brush, and pare away any bad spots if I need to. I don't buy them if they have areas that have turned yellow and looking soaked; or have any mold on them. The best is organic but costs 2 to 3 times as much, and is harder to find locally. I never buy online, because I want to see it first. I've tried bottled ginger paste, but big mistake!! Does NOT taste or smell like ginger, mostly chemical taste. Threw it out. For me, it's very important to include Turmeric for anti inflammation, Ginger for analgesic, and the lemon to make it palatable. :)
by billtech66 (submitted 3 weeks ago)
Switch from worry of eating too much to worry about GETTING enough good food.
When we don't eat a big breakfast, we train our body to think we are in a famine. It gets very very good at RETAINING fat, for survival. When we eat a big huge breakfast, it fuels us until our big healthy lunch. Then for dinner we don't need to OR WANT TO gorge, or to crave cookies, cake, steak & potato, snacks before bed. We burn fat when we sleep. But if we eat a huge dinner or snacks before bed, our body spends a lot of time storing fat while we sleep. Since sleeping we don’t need a ton of food (a full belly). We need that DURING the day while we work. Exercising before the huge breakfast is the best time to burn fat, since we are already in burning fat mode. So as little as 10 to 15 min light to medium exercise is equal to 25 to 30 min later in the day. We don’t need to kill ourselves with aerobics to lose or maintain weight. ANYBODY can easily get fat with todays common diet and stressful lifestyle, but at 70 years old I'm still lean and healthy. How about how corporations have contributed to this? Corporations produce the same basic poor quality foods, processed foods, Loaded with salt and fat, cakes and cookies with very little nutritional value (white flour, main ingredients SUGAR & FAT, then some spices or blueberries or chocolate to tempt us. And everything including cosmetics filled with supertoxins, which overload the liver with false estrogenetic chemicals ) https://www.google.com/#q=supe... Yes, and it's also due to us having so little time (commuting, working, rushing around doing things that need doing) that we don't have time to eat a good breakfast, leisurely to properly digest our healthy food choices. But, we are smarter than that. We can make GOOD-for-us choices.!
by billtech66 (submitted 3 weeks ago)
Self Esteem, Truth & Temptation.
[quote=NowIunderstand] ...I don't think not being truthful can cause loss of self esteem. People lie to themselves all the time to get what they want. They twist the truth around to fit their conscience. They justify their acts with tales. [/quote] I agree, and perhaps mainly true of a sociopath. However I believe that most people UNCONSCIOUSLY will know the truth of what they do. It may show up in nightmares for them, or in their behavior in some way. (Subtle passive aggressive 'jokes' or any number of leaking negatives, visible to others, but not to them.) AND they may 'project' their behavior on others. But we all do that, none of us are perfect :) We all have a Shadow self we are not aware of. This Shadow is the part of our personality that we don't like. But we are NOT consciously aware of. So instead, we clearly see it in others. You know: when you see that person that somehow rubs you the wrong way? or one you just can't stand? They may be exhibiting behavior that mirrors our own Shadow self. Even if our shadow self would never go to their extreme. My first therapist said: "Our Shadow is mostly pure Gold." Meaning that the behavior we are hidden from, if brought to the light and 'gentled' & used appropriately, can be a gold mine of useful positive energy. For instance: one of my Shadows is ANGER, but I often can recognize when it happens and gentle it down from rage to just asking questions. Using the energy of the anger to motivate me to make the call to a person or business, talking calmly instead of heated, and asking them for solutions for my concerns. Or what I had perceived as unjust behavior on their part. Back to Sociopaths: look it up? But in brief: they are; 1. likable, charismatic, manipulative. 2. they feel entitled. 3. they have NO remorse. In fact they are INCAPABLE of feeling remorse or even disgust. That part of their brains have been shown to be completely inactive. (I have no idea if their unconscious is aware of it or not.) They are also pathological liars, who BELIEVE that they say when they lie. Sociopaths manipulate using fear, doing EMOTIONAL damage, and they don't care. Psychopaths are the same, except they go one step further to doing and feeling nothing when doing physical damage to others. My childhood, like most of us, was not ideal. Anger is always there below the surface, so I never married. Good choice for me. :) But I'm thankful to my cruel father in that he motivated me to try to understand humans, myself, and him. It's been a lifelong pursuit, and I use Psychology, Astrology, therapy, & countless books, to help me understand humans, and myself.
by billtech66 (submitted a month ago)
Self Esteem, Truth & Temptation.
:) Well, thank you for all the responses, ! and keep them coming if you are so inclined. :) Need to get to bed, but just want to say: My mom was a good dad. Good at guiding us, gently correcting us, & always very focused on doing what's right. She was not, however, loving or delighted with us kids. Never hugged us. Or praised us. Not complaining, she was my mom and a very very good parent. My dad was an alcoholic, which came about after a little girl ran out in front of his car on a highway. He had to carry her broken body back to her parents. He started drinking. that was before I was born. He thought he didn't deserve to have kids (My interpretation of his behavior), and we clearly got the message we didn't deserve to eat, or to LIVE. He critisized us, hit, kicked or whacked us with whatever was at hand. Once he was drunk and couldn't find his slippers. I was there so he asked where they were. NO idea! So, he accused me of hiding them. Took me up to my room, pulled my clothes down, hooked my feet under the bed end, and beat me until he was exhausted using his special strap, thick cow belly, and holes punched in it "to make blisters" he told us. I was 7 or 8 about then at most. So, my self esteem came from my SELF. and it is ALWAYS THERE. never fleeting. :) and that is the Truth. :)
by billtech66 (submitted a month ago)
Self Esteem, Truth & Temptation.
After reading others posts, and particularly Eddie1261's posts and responses to them; I've been meditating and came up with: Self Esteem, Truth & Temptation. I'm a Scorpio, so I'm good at getting to the root of things. so, think about this: 1. Self Esteem. Where do we get it? 2. Truth. How often do we see it? or Speak it? 3. Temptation. Are we not overwhelmed with this in this modern world? 4. and are question 1 and 2 and 3 closely linked? I do hold Corporations responsible for most of the Temptations. Which side tracks us and has shifted so many of us into loss of self esteem. I think Self Esteem can only come from within, from the Self. Not being truthful can cause LOSS of self esteem. If we LIE to ourselves, who can we trust!? Then we look OUTSIDE our self and try to get trust, &/OR supportive feedback that we are a good person? When we don't really believe we are? Loss of Self Esteem can cause eating disorders. Duh! I truly believe Self Esteem comes from being Honest, ALWAYS to ourself. Lie to others if need be, but personally, being honest to myself that I'm LYING to them is very important. Best way to change our lack of success in losing weight is to shift into ALWAYS being honest with ourself. AND FOCUS ON: Not overdoing exercise; Not overdoing crash or excessive dieting, like cutting back on too many calories. With a healthy self esteem we are powerful! and I'm NOT talking about having a huge powerful EGO. Healthy self esteem is: calm, centered, serene. Unflappable. HAPPY! :) & as Eddie1261 says: OWN IT. :)
by billtech66 (submitted a month ago)
my thoughts after reading others posts: reposting here as well...
LoL, thanks for all the humorous, true, supportive, realistic responses!! :) and why not get a copy of that book too? for reference, show to friends? ("Are You Confused?" by Paavo Airola. ) I bet you will love it! Blessings :)
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
my thoughts after reading others posts: reposting here as well...
Okay, I'll say what I think, and what works for me. We need ALL: carbs, fat, protein, AND we need micronutrients, vitamins and minerals that are normally (used to be) in most basic healthy foods. Cutting out one of the basic three is putting us in an imbalance, & I suspect will have penalties down the road. I challenge you all to educate yourselves on healthy diets, NOT fad diets, or those that advertise and brag things like "lose 10 Lbs in a week!" or fill in whatever. FOLLOW THE MONEY. LONG AGO, A great help to me was a book called "Are You Confused?" by Airola, Paavo. QUOTE: Would You Like to Know... *What is man's best diet for optimal health? *High or Low protein diet-Which is better? *How arthritis and cancer are successfully treated in Europe *The truth about nutrition-sex relationship? *What is the real cause of baldness? *How to fast-and how not to? *Is milk good for your health? END QUOTE. BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL. :)
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
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