Start Weight:(06 Feb 11) 154.7 lb
Current Weight:(28 Aug 15) 149.0 lb
Goal Weight:155.0 lb
following: billtech66's own diet
performance: gaining 0.8 lb a week

Please don't pass me off as "just one of those people who don't get fat." It's from constant attention.
I've studied cooking, diet, nutrition, herbs, exercise, weight training, for over 50 years.

I've been very good at fixing automobiles, naturally gifted for diagnostics, being intuitive, right brain dominant type, able to easily visualize shapes and forms in my head. A latent artist, with terrible handwriting. Always got 100% in mechanical aptitude tests. Resulting in Working on vehicles for over 50 years.

People, Nature, Psychology, Astrology & metaphysics have been my lifelong studies as well.
I tend to do everything thoroughly. :)

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cooking the most delicious pork chops...
Smile Smile Smile
posted 27 Jul 2015, 23:03
cooking the most delicious pork chops...
I have just finished a Dinner (Lunch) of the BEST pork chops I have ever tasted and enjoyed, to the last delicious bite, that I have ever had in 71 years. Smile
Two 5.5 oz chops, I prepared from a combination of 2 web sites:

with one Yokon Gold steamed potato with a little of the drippings from braising and baking the chops.
I ate them using only a spoon. So tender and juicy I was easily able to cut the chops with the dull spoon.
Melt in your mouth tastey!!
I brined them for 3 hours, adding some home grown garlic the last 10 minutes.
Seared them for over 5 minutes, turning 3 times.
Put the pan in the oven for 5 minutes (It's a oven safe heavy 13" frying pan.)
Let the chops set out of the oven for full 10 minutes while I finished making the potato.
Had 7oz of Merlot wine with it.
Breakfast is where I get all my minerals, vitamins, 35g fiber & 30 + grams protein.
I didn't take pictures but check out those web sites I post above.
Mine weren't as browned by far, but just enough to bring out the flavors.

Okay, I'm NOT bragging, it is just so amazingly delicious, that I just wanted to share this with others whom may very well appreciate it. Smile
Sod Fat Carbs Fiber Prot Cals
Lunch 589 30.70 39.20 2.1 72.90 882

Pork Chops (Top Loin, Boneless)
11.3 oz
570 18.87 68.40 461

Frieda's Yukon Gold Potatoes
161 g
9 28.41 1.9 3.79 133

COW GHEE Ghee (Clarified Butter)
15 g
11.79 2.79 107

3 cloves
2 0.04 2.98 0.2 0.57 13

Merlot Wine
7.05 oz
8 5.02 0.14 168
posted 26 Jul 2015, 17:53

1. Most important, Learn to meditate. The 6 steps at is a good way to do that. Meditating is LETTING GO.
2. FOCUS ON the pain.
3. Go TOWARDS it, instead of away from it. As described, it's just warning you. Going away from it turns up the volume. Smile Going right into the pain turns it DOWN. (I once banged my ankle on a weight training machine, giving me huge lightening bolts of pain up to my neck! I focused on it, which turned it down to a little tiny sensation at my ankle. Wondering if it had subsided on it's own, I backed off from the pain, and it resumed with agonizing lightening bolts all the way back up to my neck again. But, I focussed again, and held my attention on the spot, which was again just a tiny sensation at my left ankle, for a few minutes until it was gone.)
4. Practice. Practice meditating to the point that you can do it instantly. Meditating is just stopping thinking, letting go of everything. No judgements, no self criticism (negative self talk), or searching for a way to place blame. No recrimination at all. Instead, Remembering a time when you were peaceful, relaxed, serene. and just going to that state of mind. and holding it. That is what we can do: go instantly to that peaceful, serene state of mind, anytime, anywhere. Once we've practiced like this, We don't need to have our eyes closed, or be sitting a certain way, or laying down, or focussed on breathing. That is just to LEARN to meditate. (One day while driving, late for an appointment, seeing the green light ahead, I noticed that I had a habit of just letting go, [of meditating instantly], unconsciously turning off my concern that the light would turn yellow, then red before I got there. If the light did change, I found I didn't care. It didn't matter. I was serene.)
5. Once at this stage of learning, now move to learning to pay attention to where your consciousness is. Where your consciousness is in your body. Notice where are you aware the most? If your nose itches, your consciousness may shift to there. If there's a noise, it may shift to outside yourself. But I've found that it drifts around. So pay attention to where you are aware. Shift to meditate state, Put your focus (now you know how to do that) inside your head, between your eyes and push out with your consciousness, staying in the meditative state. 
6. Pushing out hard enough and far enough (only a foot or so) turns off pain, anxiety, fear, anger. (I have turned down extreme kidney stone pain from level 10 of 10, to 3 of 10. I have used this technique instead of Novocain at the dentist for 40 years. and I use this every day countless times to turn off small and large pain, anxiety, and even hiccups. So, I KNOW it's possible, even very easy, to turn OFF extreme pain, both chronic pain like headaches, or sudden physical injuries. PRACTICE Smile
posted 13 Jul 2015, 09:28
Skipping breakfast? Binging?
Wow! for me it's exactly the other way around> If I skip breakfast I'm guaranteed to binge later. Or taking a LOT of will power NOT to binge.
When I do eat a large breakfast I think it helps me to have lots of healthy nutrients in it, including lots of calories, then along with a good heathy lunch, my system gets used to have food being in process and available, being digested all day, and consequently NO cravings for anything in the afternoon or evening. Skipping breakfast puts me into Famine mode. My body metabolism slows down, conserving energy, storing fat for the unknown length of this famine it thinks I'm in. Long fasts every day? all night then half the morning? = famine.

Naturally, We all need to find what works for ourselves, for Us.
I just hate to see people struggling so much, since I believe extreme dieting and or long marathons of exercising just won't work in the long run. Short intense weight training works better. It needs to be FUN. Smile

I'd prefer to do things that I enjoy doing, like fun things that take energy to do.
Walking, short sprints, playing any games like volleyball, tennis, racquetball, swimming, all for fun not exercise, even golfing, hiking, biking, gardening and so on. there are so many things to do that are fun and healthy, where we won't feel like we are grinding away on and on and on. This is what works for me and it's why I'm still lean and fit at 71 years old.
Also, the easiest way to burn fat is to build muscles. Not with long marathons, but short weight lifting sessions.

And there are studies to show that the more muscle you have, the more calories you’ll burn after an intense (weight lifting?) workout [1].
When exercise ends, it takes time for everything to get back to normal. Depleted glucose and fat stores need to be refilled. Damaged muscle cells need to be repaired. All of this requires energy.
And the more rebuilding that has to be done, the more calories (mainly from fat) are being burned after your workout is over.
Or to put it another way, while the metabolic rate of resting muscle isn’t as high as previously thought, the metabolic rate of recovering muscle means that people with more muscle mass are going to burn more calories in the post-exercise period.

1. Smith, J., & McNaughton, L. (1993). The effects of intensity of exercise on excess post-exercise oxygen consumption and energy expenditure in moderately trained men and women. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 67, 420-425
posted 28 May 2015, 10:59
CRAVINGS: Discipline & self control? NO that's not it.
LoL ! Smile Smile Lucy I just laughed, love your 'drawn to dogs' quote. Smile
and you are all welcome.
pass on the message: BREAK FAST! (is SOO important)
posted 06 Apr 2015, 12:38
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