I had a good week last week. Monday through Wednesday was really good. I didn’t end the week quite as good, but it wasn’t bad. Thursday I did have my water and supplements but did not meditate. I had a Factor 75 meal for lunch. For some reason I got a few Whoppers from Burger King for dinner. I did work a little later – I guess that led to an impulse decision?
Friday I did start with water and supplements but no meditation. I had a massage that was absolutely wonderful. She finds the areas of pain that I don’t normally feel. My calves feel like they have a lot of junk that she is wringing out. It makes sense since they support so much weight. The area of pain that hurts the absolute worst are the front/inside of my upper arms and chest and the lower/outside of my deltoid. I think the problem is that my belly and chest protrude so far out in front of me, that I pull my arms and shoulders forward in order to do tasks in front of me such as typing, driving, reading. I have developed the chronic pain that I guess I have just grown accustomed to. But during the massage, it hurts like hell. I need to loose the belly.
Saturday was a bittersweet day. I did a bunch of overdue house cleaning, which was good. Had some wings for lunch. And had pizza for dinner. I felt pretty crappy all night after the pizza. I wish I could just eat a few slices and be content – not sure why I have to pig out. I broke down and got a few quarter pounders with cheese and coke later that night also. Not good.
So it was a week of good and bad. I definitely need to keep with the supplements and water in the morning. I had great energy this week. The supplements I took were a packet of relief factor, omega 3, d4, arjuna, ashwaganda, probiotic, Total Restore. I also felt my best when I took time to meditate in the morning.
Oddly enough, I jumped on the scale and have lost 20 pounds. Down to 380. Not exactly sure why. My blood pressure also has dropped a bit. Down to about 140 over 90.
Today was a pretty good day. I started with water and supplements in the morning. I joined a good buddy of mine for shooting today. For dinner I made a frozen lasagna from Costco but I supplemented with a Cesar salad. I did some organizing in my garage. I watched a great video about the power of the mind – visualization and positive thinking. This evening I enjoyed a cigar and thought about what I really want in life. I also listened to a great podcast episode from my favorite talk radio hosts – Dennis Prager. Every Friday he does one hour dedicated to happiness. This week’s subject was that in addition to gratitude, one must also have self-control in order to be happy. I think the universe is trying to tell me something. I have a natural disposition to be very lazy. Growing up, my days were filled with school, sports, work, and church. I didn’t really have the option to be lazy. Now that I don’t have all of those obligations, it is very easy to lack self-control and be fat and lazy. I need to work on practicing more self-control. Or maybe just fill my schedule with enough obligations that I don’t have a choice…