Start Weight:(06 Feb 11) 154.7 lb
Current Weight:(18 Dec 14) 147.3 lb
Goal Weight:155.0 lb
following: billtech66's own diet
performance: losing 0.4 lb a week

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  A No Chocolate Holiday
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cals: 96kcal | fat: 4.00g | carbs: 12.55g | prot: 2.74g
Roasted Garlic Chickpeas
These treats really fill the craving of munching mindlessly.
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RE online concern that Vit A is bad in large doses:
You do realize that most of us are pretty stupid? Including Doctors? We are busy and have limited time to fully explore or understand any one thing.
Knowing I'm also pretty stupd: I question everything.
Including my own conclusions. Smile

quote from Albert Einstein: If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered Mind, then what does an empty Desk signify?"
posted 15 Nov 2014, 14:40
RE online concern that Vit A is bad in large doses:
I'm 71 years old today.
when I was 18 years old I had a skin condition doctors could not cure or identify the cause: it was boils on my back so bad it looked like I'd been shot with birdshot, and each tiny shot infected.
Well, it wasn't birdshot, it was an imbalance in my diet that I didn't discover for 3 years.
I found a temporary cure for it during those 3 years of research.
The cure was 20 to 30 pills of 50,000 units EACH of vitamin A derived from Fish Liver Oil.
At that time there was no warning about overdose or danger. and 50,000 unit vitamin A was available everywhere vitamins were sold.
I had zero negative side effects of taking these MASSIVE doses of Vitamin A, every day for 3 years! I swear on my life that I did take this amount: that is up to one million, 500 thousand UNITs of vitamin A every day for 3 years.
The positive effect was it eliminated the boils.

Only later for some reason, (I remember reading about it, that ONE patient had turned orange from large doses of BETA CAROTENE, not vit A) I think the 'medical industry' trumped up these false conclusions that it is unhealthy to take vitamin A in larger than 25,000 units per day. Later changed to 10,000 units per day. My own experience says it is NOT dangerous or unhealthy to take VITAMIN A from fish liver oil.!!
But perhaps they are correct that taking large doses of Beta Carotene IS unhealthy, since it's supposed to be converted to vitamin A by the body, and who knows what that involves, if it's NOT converted?
posted 15 Nov 2014, 14:29
Skulpt Aim fitness tracker
Looks very interesting!
I'd love to have it if it does what it says.
I checked the link, watched the video.

My take so far:
1. very leary of a company who makes a product only after so many people sign up.
so, how far along in development are they??
2. I have several devices that measure body fat.
and one says my body fat is 11 to 12.5% varies daily.
another says my body fat is 15% or more.
and both vary a lot when wearing clothes.
Checking with calipers (didn't really spend much time, and may have done it wrong) but it says my body fat is about 22% or so.

so, since so much varies, makes me question the techniques.
The only true way to get body fat is to do the water test: where they submerge you in water, comparing the displaced water with wt of water and fat, muscle and bone.

and, my knowledge of electronics and electricity tells me that electricity will always take the shortest route. So I wonder how accurate any of these type that use resistance as a measure of body fat.

Keep us posted on this,and thanks for posting it. Smile
posted 13 Nov 2014, 15:24
'Fortified' white flour, when will they stop making it???
Can't really find any food that has flour in it that isn't mainly: FORTIFIED WHITE FLOUR.!! (Most products) Or pay a lot more for tasteless gluten free. or when it says 'whole grain flour' reading the label shows it starts with white flour.

"Enriched flour is not absorbed by the body as wheat or a grain, in which case your body could use the energy slowly and effectively, but as a starch. That is because the wheat germ has been stripped from the flour; the FDA states that enriched flour cannot have more than 5% wheat germ."

and: "White flour became adopted in many cultures because it was recognized as being healthier than dark flours during the late Middle Ages.[citation needed] The unknown factor for its benefit at that time was that mold and fungus in the grains, which led to several diseases, were eliminated in the processing that resulted in white flour."
posted 11 Nov 2014, 10:10
Weight Training
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: 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 Smile
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."

Smile Why do we follow the trends???
Trends set by corporations making money on it, with no interest in whether it is GOOD for us.
posted 21 Sep 2014, 16:08
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18 December 2014

with using Lunesta (rarely use this), woke too many times. but 8 hours sleep last night. Busy at work lately so neck pain(headache) an issue, yesterday ...
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