Monday, August 31, 2009

Life is good, not pretty

Back on Schedule

This is purely anecdotal and inconclusive, but it is interesting to note that since purchasing raw milk, beginning over a year ago, Sharon observed the other week that none of our family had had a cold. Pretty amazing for 5 kids and 2 parents. Well, this week, we were busy and bought only freakenized milk from the store and guess what, Sharon and I had colds, but only mild ones.

On another note, we all went to bed by 10:00 or before last night and half of us got up at 6:00 to start the day together. THIS IS A HUGE FACTOR IN MY BEING ABLE TO GET MY RHYTHM FOR FOOD AND IN GOING TO BED EARLY, NOT EATING AFTER 6:00, AND EATING AT THE RIGHT TIME IN THE MORNING.

We read from Isaiah this morning and found 2 verses that apply directly to current affairs: Chapter 8, particularly Verses 12 and 13. With all the fear and turmoil of today, and our governments' feeble attempts to deal with it, the Lord is telling us that we need not fear China, N. Korea or the Taliban, but that we are going to defeat ourselves if we do not turn to Him. But those who do turn to Him with an eye single will have peace in this life amidst all the trouble and decay. Let the Lord be your dread - better yet, your peace.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sorry News

I have used insulin and have had quite high sugars the last 4 days. I just have not been preparing my juice or doing anything like usual, eating whatever instead.

Not as an excuse nor a step toward telling why I will still win, but just as a documentation and a warning of what can derail a person: I started back working full time this week and the change in routine was a powerful distraction from proper eating and exercise.

As always, I earn your trust that I tell when I ain't makin' it. Otherwise, I am doing great.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Bus Trip and Dried Food

I was actually surprised how delicious and satisfying my own raw-dried vegetables and natural beef were as I wholly depended on them this past Wednesday through Sunday. I took a 2600-mile Greyhound Bus trip and ate no other thing but what I had in my day-pack and had dried and vacuum-sealed myself. Oh wait - except my raw organic sunflower seeds which were just in a regular bag. I even forgot and left all my grains home and never got any fruit. Oh, but the first day and a half I had a bottle of my juice. By the time I finished it, it had turned to vinegar. I drank it all nonetheless. I also had vitamin C drink mix with me that I used. It had other vitamins too. I also consumed 3 Oligofructose complex multivitamin tablets in the course of the trip.

So that was really great and convenient and my sugar was good the whole time and it was just fine until I got home at midnight Sunday and then I was really hungry and I took my wife to dinner who had just picked me up from the station. We went to Eat N Park and I had a steak and vegetables and eggs and some of her potatoes.

Then we came home and I had a huge feast that included plenty of apples and bananas and a lot of grapes.

I basically totally pigged out.

I was up until about 9:00 am taking care of some business and finally went and laid down until 2:00 pm without checking my blood (which I knew was high but I don't know how high). When I got up, I decided to check my blood to see whether it had come down at all by itself, before going off and having a big workout to get back under control. It was 140. That is very good; it either came down by itself or never got up super high. Either way, that is very good.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Bananas and Pumpkin Seeds

I have found pumpkin seeds go quite well with my frozen banana. Perhaps better even than peanut butter. Go Figure. Or go try it.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ever'body's Differnt

As I chewed my sprouted mix today, one mouthful tasted like it had a single quinoa berry in it. It was awful.

That is how much I hate quinoa. I hate quinoa, liver and watercress. I didn't learn it; I was not conditioned. Those are the things I hate. It don't change.

Since we all have different peculiarities in what we like, perhaps we can be as different in what is good for us. I don't know. So my point is, don't expect to be just like me, necessarily. Find your own favorites. Eat almonds, for example. See whether you do not have a problem with them.

I am becoming quite certain that my program is personal, not necessarily for physiological reasons alone. Find your own program.

But there are some universal elements: The more basic you can keep it, and natural, the better. Never give up. Be faithful. Be disciplined. Be psyched. Be prayerful. Be well.

More Insulin Folks

Okay I was good for a short time and then I had a few days again in which I shot insulin and ate whatever and a lot of cream n'at.

I didn't feel like giving up my program, but I didn't feel like telling you how soon I had fallen off again either. In fact, I thought about deleting this blog. I felt like going off quiet and doing it. But I didn't feel a lot of confidence I even still could do it. How could I, seeing how I was eating already?

The thing is, sometimes you don't have much time to get the super food you need and in a pinch you eat something not so super. I went a couple or a few months eating good and without any insulin as I said, but I had the food I needed to do it.

But yesterday and the day before, I was kind of feeling like maybe I couldn't really do this. But last night as I went to bed, having eaten all sorts, and feeling like crap, I said, "No, I like feeling good."

I love feeling great so today I ate perfect again. So far.