low carb diet

img_20160702_211329687howdy gang, well the low carb high fat diet is cuput, I am following a whole foods diet incorporating lots of veggies and fruits and coconut oil, olive oil some butter, not really measured or anything just what I am hungry for.  similar to the my plate pyramid. but I am not reducing fats on purpose or anything if I want milk I still drink even if it is 2 percent because I seem to digest it much better (no gall bladder). but it is not dominate or anything.

just started at a gym, with physical prescribed exercise, and went to a seminar about nutrtion, to help me decide what foods to eat lots of. got my prescription today.  now I dont cater to the caloire in caloire out thing. I believe the body gets fat for a different reason. because everyone is always trying to eat less or telling me to. nope not going to do it. my body will rebel, and will get fatter and make me overeat later on to gain the weight back (minus the muscle lost despite exercise) nope not going to do it. no no no. now where is this concept of deliberate restriction or counting caloires or measuring and counting helping most people to lose fat weight permenantly. not unless your a fan of being tired, fatigues, hungry and fighting back cravings to over eat on pizza or something. YOu dont see it in nature.

no where did I read in the bible that God expects us to maintain a healthy weight by dieting and restricting and counting caloires or whatnot? nope, animals do by instinct and we have instincts too that will work if we stop trying to take our weight control into our own hands or the hands of others to know what is best when our bodies know quite well. But a big but, low quality food eating all the time can derail that instinct or maybe triggors it, not sure, to conserve, slow metabolism and burn muscle us to conserve caloires despite eating alot of it.

now I have been following this a month now, and feel better and I dont have to force anything I just  make meals based on whole, natural foods (like sweet potatoes for example) whole grain rices and rice mixes, squash is good too, I have been eating butternut squash which I never had before. like it, I have several cook books I bought and they have been helping me love spices, herbs and veggies and veggie starches and such meals. yummy!!

I learned to make my own whole grain bread too. delicious.  let me just say I am finding if I try to eat junkier food I get sick. hum, think I am on to something here. lets see how it pans out. oh by the way when I went to my healh assessment thing I found I lost 11 pounds. totally unexpected that is for sure. will it continue? that is the question.

STAY TUNED FOR FUTHUR DEVELOPMENTS!!

 

 

 

low carb update

img_5984I hope all is well, finally getting over a sinus infection, again, this virus is going around, my doctor said this is the measurement of society misery, this time of year, all the sickeness they are seeing. I have to take a antibiotic which I dont like as it messes up with the flora in my gut. not a good thing. anyway finding it harder to follow my low carb, probably due to this sickeness and antibotic use, and I have been hungrier than usual since following this diet. hopfully I will be able to get totally back on it once this infection is cleared and my gut is back to normal thank goodness for bottles of kefir to drink.

I had like three days worth of fever and it made me dehydrated I hardly had much of a appetite either, and when I went to the doctor my bp was really in the nice and healthy range. oh mabye this carb diet is working after all, but now i think it is because I was so dehydrated that it caused my lower bp (normal pressure even with meds is around 190+ over 90+ to 100 range) oh well I got to excited. I have been checking it now that I am better and it is back up close tothe ranges mentioned.

Really started to get bumbed that my health issues will never be resolved no matter what diet Ifollow nor matter how much I exercise or how many supplements or vitad3 or anything. maybe the number of bp that are considered healthy are actually manmade and arbitrary?

what do you all think?

 

chinese language

Howdy gang, me again, I hope everyone is feeling good today, not sick or tired or feeling depressed.  today I am writting to you about learning a new language.

I have been meandering and playing around with learning chinese.  I have several apps on my android and a few books helping to do this. what is interesting about this language is how the word structures are just so different.

example, You and I would say, I went to the library yesterday at something o clock, they say it I, yesterday, to the library, at o clock went,  something like this, or it is I yesterday, at o clock to the library went, not sure,  I am finding it hard to learn. it is a slow process for me. after a year and a half trying to learn it I still cant speak hardly any of it.

I am curious have any of you tried to learn chinese, or  korean or some language that is quite different from english or your native language? What helped you to learn it andwhat problems have you had?  what is really neat is if you google translate english into chinese it comes up and all you have to do is type your sentence into the box andit translates it into tradition or simplifed characters and I  use my pleco camara to translate to pinyin. really cool.

today it is so cold out and light dusting of snow I am like stuck in the house, not feeling well either, kind of feel like I am getting a sinus infection, hopfully just my normal allergies bothering me.  So I am looking at my grammar and reading and writting chinese text books I just got a couple of days ago.

anyway here aer some more pictures for you to enjoy.

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low carb dieting

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How is everyone today? I want to discuss something, we as a society are obessed with diets. Why? could it be because we are having health issues we cant seem to get a handle on? could it be because we are tired of being sick and tired?

I have a history of diets that would fill a book. I did hte low caloire diets the most. low fat then low carb diets.  A friend of mine as we speak is doing semi starvation diet, and I know what the end result will be, and it wont be pretty. Anyway this is experience and research talking.

I decided I had to do something, I know forcing my body to go without macronutrients it cries for wouldnt work, as my body is determined to survive (a good thing by the way) just frustrating when your obese and tired. I thought about it for a while, mulled over what I knew, what I did not know, and decided. I am going low carb but with a twist.

I will make sure to eat some so called bad carbs ketogenic diets avoid like the plague. What carbs? well let me see, oat bran cereal? a tablespoon of raw honey? a big bowl of strawberries? (they want people to portion control even low carb fruits).  What else? I decided if my body wants it I will give it, like a raw potatoe with mineral salt when I am craving crunchy carb with salt.

I have been following this over a month and I am reporting some interesting observations. one is I listened to my body (as a example one day) and was really hungry for some rice, beans, meat and cheese and salad, so I ate a bowl of it, and drank some pop ( I had been following it for about 3 weeks and not having alot of cravings for carbs) and did you know I did not much of appetite the rest of the day? I was absolutly not hungry? many people who follow low carb find when they eat carbs they cant stop eating the rest of the day.

even I found myself needing to eat constantly when I eat alot of carbs in one setting. but no, not this time. anyway that was a few days ago and the past couple of days I have had little to no appetite for carbs. In fact I am not waking up hungry like a wolf. LOL. Anyway I feel more refreshed in the morning usually I am dragging. weird. I am also not hungry even as I type this and do not feel shaky, foggy or lightheaded or weak. Hum interesting.

But anyway I am finding that carbs are not bad, they are just no appropriate if you having some health issues with it. And I am wondering if low carb diets dont have to be a permanet diet to better your health and lose weight (not sure if I lost any but I sure do feel better) if all you have to do is go low carb to heal your body so it can handle glucose better from whole high quality carbs like fresh fruits, veggies, whole grains and beans.

For one thing if your insulin levels are always to high day or night, (higher than naturally they would be otherwise) because those cells are avoiding the sugar dont want it for whatever reason (but are still straving however because they  are empty and need energy hence the hypoglycemia symptoms we all seem to have?)Then it makes sense to get that insulin down, and not jsut to burn fat either, to get the leptin message through to the brain? once the brain realizes your very fat (otherwise it would of never made you eat the house down everyday) it can send the signal to eat less?

well I am seeing that happening gradually. I have not only lost cravings for alot of carbs, (still have a small amount and it takes only a small amount to quiet it) but finding I am going longer and longer between meal before I get hungry or and food desire.

Or the fat cells main job may have not been just storage of fat, its job could of been there to sweep up all the sugar that is floating around and not going anywhere and is damaging the body cells with all that glycation. And its job could of also been to recycle cholesterol that gets damaged via the same mechnisms and itself could be getting damaged and thus must increase in number (you get fatter) to handle the load, many cells make the load lighter and less damaging?

Just some ideas here, so if you cannot handle alot of sugar (carbs) then what is a body to do for energy? fat. not only is fat used for energy it is used for rebuilding the cells damaged parts. Interesting, the substance so maligned by the world is actually what is going ot heal us? fat takes longer to oxidize (as anyone who left a stick of real butter on the counter finds out) and doesn’t interfere with insulin leptin signaling.

do you suppose the medical establishment knows this or do you suppose they are like the average human not sure of anything?  I will report back more findings as I preceed. nothing like having a diet that actually decreases appetite. when I was low caloring dieting (weight watchers was once I did) I was constantly hungry over time that hungry grew, my running suffered. my energy levels suffered and after a about 3 months I could not stand the fake famine anymore and binged and ate the whole planet.

Never again, now when I hear health gurus tout anything requiring you to suffer, (pain is a signal tothe body something is a miss, a threat to survival) cant be right. so far so good with this diet, in fact I am  starting to get mildly hungry. But not sure what I am hungry for yet.

What do you all think? Here is a theory I have, if you eat low carb that gives the body a chance to heal from all the damage from a junky food diet, or weight loss dieting history, and a low quality diet longterm? so if that is hte case maybe quality carbs will eventually be okay once this healing is over. But how to tell if that is the case? when do I know when to eat them again? I figure my body my appetite and my cravings (as long as craving is for fruit veggies whole grains and beans) will tell me. YOu think?

Well just some musing and sharing today. thanks for reading.

 

 

outer banks again for 2016

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ocracoke, look at all those birds around that ship, I used a 600 mm sigma long lens for these shots of ships

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great shots you can even see the crew, while I was watching these guys a dolphin went buy close to shore

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here is some more,

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cormorant back of fatty resturant in buxton, at a salt water marsh that leads to the sound,

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this guy I got alot of shots of, behind fattys resturant again, (if you want real honest to goodness ice cream their herseys ice cream is the bomb.)

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ah what is over there, hark, it is my imagination running wild again invisioning me living by this lighthouse where I plant a giant red wood 100 feet from it and watch it grow to full maturity and die in God’s new world where death and sin and wickedness and property taxes and man made oppression will be gone. actually your laughing at me arnt you?

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sunrise over the atlantic ocean, very pretty,

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sunrise behind the lighthouse view motel, really nice motel you get a nice clean room at a reasonable price off season.

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remember this plant from past posts? this was behind the falcon motel which is now in disrepair and being sold (the fence is damage by thepool and the pool was full of debris and stuff) now look at it after hurricane matthew

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poor plant was so pretty now it is destroyed from the salt water flooding.

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we fished on this soundside peir we were actually on our way to the aquarium when we came across this (and we also came across the visitor center for alligator river refuge and pea island refuge and allthe cool stuff they had inthere plus a gift shop which I naturally bought some pretty things there ) I did not catch anything but it allowed my husband to show me how to cast and now when something has the bait stuff like that.

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bodie lighthouse,

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my hubby fishing ocracoke island.  this is all for now.

 

the bog again

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dont know the name of this floewr pretty no?

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black eye susan?

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wider view

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those are milkweed and thistle growing to gether it was actually prettier in person.

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some kind of jimsome weed maybe wild morning glories.

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some kind of white oak possibly?

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this is all for now hope you enjoy (springfield bog in akron ohio)

summer plants

what summer is complete with out hot temps and plenty of beautiful plants and crittors.  this time of year is my favorite for the amount of plants and birds that are beautiful active and pleasurable to watch. never get tired of them.

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my new dawn is finally bouncing back after that stupid cold winter two years ago. this winter was mild and did not hurt any of my plants.

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this rambler spread even more and is now blooming it’s head off. wonderful plant.

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new dawn over all view

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topaz jewel rose is actually a medium yellow but the glare makes it hard to see

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gold flame honeysuckle pretty and smells wonderful.

the magnolia vine was at a park. some of the other flowers are too.

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my hummingbird vine I just love it I have two and they rae covering my trellises fast. I have better pictures but this is what I hd on my computer at this time.

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this is the cutting from tony’s moms old garden rose I say it is a damask or mix as the fregrance if very very strong, the plant is taking a long time to get going as this is its third year and has not grown much guess cuttings take a while.

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this was also at the park. beautiful, wait until the flowers bloom at the bog part last week I went and they were not blooming yet, the purple and yellow coneflower, milkweed, ironweed joe pye weed when they do I plan on going there to take lots of pictures.

this is all I am posting right now, so enjoy.

documentary lets make money

just watched this documentary, decided to do a  review, and commentary, you know this is a sorry world, when people are more concerned about getting rich quick and not care about the conseqences of that desire, I mean it was aweful, one guy speaking about the benefits to all from globalization, but when you examine the evidence you see that is a lie, the enviroment was in disaster, the people working hard all day for a dollar or two a day, living back up against waters that are filthy with trash and pollution,  it was terrible.

they interviewed many of the workers like in africa working in the cotton fields and they said they are being forced to work due to debts. I am thinking to myself you dont have anything what debts could you possibly have. then it dawned on me they are being forced to pay taxes for loans the government took out that they never benefitted from. what a oppressive injustice. they said they need foreign currency to buy things and  must toil to get it.

this was repeated in many countries of africa and india. I understand a desire to profit off of ventures but I dont understand doing it by exploiting people who are very poor and desperate and their  governments who are helpless to protect them because they are under the empires thumb. remember the economic hitman? he explained how nations are forced to take on loans (Otherwise they are killed or prevented from doing business on the world market sound familiar?)then are forced to use most of the loans to build infrastruture that benefits the corporations so they can extract resources at rock bottom prices. now that to me is predatory.  this is how you shift the liabilities of business to others you force loans on them then force them to use said loans for projects the corporations would of done themselves and then expect them to repay the loans with interest, now this is more than evil this is wicked. satanic. only a satan worshipper would do such a thing.

then they turn a blind eye stating they aer better off now then before, I beg to differ, their own greed blinds them to the harm/injustice/violence they are doing to their fellow man, they really deserve whatever rebuke Jehovah decides to dish out. they are forced to pay back these loans and the investors and wealthy creeps have the audacity to hide their  money in off shore accounts to escape their fair share of taxes (after all they are gaining more benefits from the infrastruture property protections and such then the average taxpayer.) I mean 30 percent is not an unfair tax for accruing wealth that was made possible by the people, infrastruture and government protection. that would allow gov to use the funds to clean the enviorment and provide basic services to the people who themselves cannot afford them like medicine, food, decent water to drink you know luxuries like this.

this is how God views the Anglo american world power, it comes out of the earth (already established stable looking organization in this case government)

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this earth beast has lamb horns, (appears meek and mild and non aggressive) but speaks as a dragon, bullies any nation that doens’t conform to it’s wishes. it bullies nations so it can exploit it’s resources in a predatory way. it has no feelings for the conseqences to the sheep of the world. predators have a bad conetation in the bible, sheep have a good one, in that they aer meek mild non aggressive vegetarians who do not try to parasite or attack and eat others, (as in rob them of their life liberty or property). This earth beast is found in revelation 13:11-14.

predators feed off the productive those who do all the work and gain allthe benefits to themselves. think of a dinosaur or lion he has no concern that you took care of yourself or provided all the labor/materials for your life, a predator takes it by force. their only concern is to take what you have in the case of some poor hadrosarus it is its flesh the t-rex wants. in the cases of sheep it is your wool, and a pound of flesh.

So if people who exploit people like this think they are heros or smart and are not going to suffer for what they are doing they are sadly mistaken. Nothing escapes God’s notice and just because he doenst intervent as quickly or in the way you expect doens’t mean he doesn’t know what your doing, and just because he has not brought punishment right away doens’t mean he approves of what people do.

And dont think because your not the one actually commiting these atrocities shown in the video that doesn’t excuse you from responsiblity for it if your activly involved in get rich schemes that involved giving funds to the companies and managers who actually do this. Jehovah can read hearts and he knows what it is you love. if it is love of this world and it’s goals and ambitions then your on the wrong track. he will not allow predators in his new world so lets learn what his will is for us and do it so we can be in that new world. after all you cant have a paradise if we dont cooperate with the moral laws god’s gives us that will make this possible. if people were united in the same line of thought with regards to right and wrong conduct then predatory behavior would not exist and so no human would be oppressed or enslaved. 1 John 2:15-17 .”… the world is passing away and so is its desire but he that does the will of God will live forever.”

Something to think about.

 

 

spring 2015 outer banks 2

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mocking birds

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pretty yellow flowers, dont know what they are.

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another plant,

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lets hit the trail, buxton woods by the lighthouse.

did I mention the wind whipping off the ocean was as cold as ice,literally. lol