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77.13 Escape
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77.13 Escape

458. I dream about escaping this current life.  I am doing well, but I cannot get to the level I want until I banish TV again.  Even sports is losing its appeal.

459. For my ex’s side, the death of her youngest brother is hitting home.  He was a rock.  I need to make WS a reality for my daughter’s sake.

460. My early promotions in WS  need to be CPA offers.  I have gotten away from them in recent years.

461. Black Friday is a day for super shoppers to act the fool and fight over consumer goods they probably don’t need.  Same as usual yesterday.  Reminds me of the Price Is Right tv show where all contestants have to jump up and down and act like idiots to win stuff.

462. For some reason, all the dumb shit I used to blurt out is coming back to my memory.  Don’t know why.  

463. With modern science we now know the benefits of fasting to clean out the system, keep weight in control, avoid diseases like diabetes, and avoid inflammation in various organs, including the brain.  I try to do intermittent fasting a few times a week. Meaning: A 16 hour fast so all my food for the day is consumed during just an eight hour period.

464. Back in college, I had a professor in one class who liked to include a current book in the syllabus.  His choice:  Rules For Radicals - Saul Alinsky.  Alinsky’s book keeps popping up today.

465. “Obama’s Organizing for Action (OFA) campaign has his anti-Trump army now showing up to disrupt Republicans’ Town Hall Meetings across America. Obama is using moves straight out of his and Hillary’s communist guru Saul Alinsky’s playbook, having actually compiled a training manual specifying marching orders to his minions to publicly bully GOP Congress members holding meetings in their local districts during congressional recesses. The issued manual explicitly instructs Alinsky techniques to his rabid followers, unveiling Obama’s transparent agenda to overthrow President Trump in the long run and in the short term save Obamacare as his signature domestic legacy.

466. Make affiliate links the focus of my business.  That way, whatever I write about will have contextual links included.  Also, create a subdomain blog with a wp links page for each niche.

467. I got a call from the medical alert company that my mother fell again. (1:30 am)  I did not recognize the number, so I did not answer an earlier call from them.  She split her knee open and was taken to the emergency room for stitches. (10:30 pm)  The same EMTs were on the scene when I called Corbett to check.  He described a glob of fat shooting out of her knee like a giant popped pimple.  She is getting stupider and nastier in her demands.  I don’t know how long it will be before she is back in the hospital or rehab.  I will need to call Tammy tomorrow to check.

468. I am awake now at 2 in the morning, and doing some writing like I need to do over the next 5 months.  I have to push myself beyond all normal limits to flood the Internet with original content.  I’ve been here before.  I have been battling illness for 3 weeks, and I don’t want to wait any longer.  I need my health and finances in order by November 1st so I can make a AFA tour of Kiev and Kharkiv in mid November.

469. I don’t know if this is a “to do” list, a must do list, or a might do list.  I can only work hard to create the life my IBM* self deserves, and to leave a legacy behind to help IBMs find wives abroad who are younger, taller, prettier, sexier, smarter, and better-educated than they can find at home.  To be able to attract those younger, beautiful women in China or the Ukraine, I have to be healthy, physically fit, and financially stable.  I have a lot of work to do.

470. On top of my vegan diet which is in place, I need to add walking and weight lifting.  My blood sugar numbers are good with just diet and meds.  Adding exercise should allow me to reduce and even eliminate medication over the next 77 days.  I must push myself beyond all reasonable limits for a short time to be able to totally disengage from family issues and to find the woman of my dreams.

471. I will start in the Ukraine, but China could be even better.  Finding my next (and hopefully last) ex-wife has to be a priority before I am too old to pull it off.  Americans need to know that the world is full of divorced women in their 40s and 50s who have limited prospects for marriage in their home countries.  These are stunningly beautiful women who think that your 60+ ass is a good catch.

472. But if I’m not in physical shape to satisfy the women who will be coming my way, what good is it?  My mind still wants to be ready for her to tell me to slow down the demands for sexual gratification.  At my age (65), any day without sex is a wasted day I won’t get back.  I would prefer to have a gorgeous partner, but if I cannot attract one, I am headed to the bathhouses in Bangkok.  “They don’t call it Bangkok for nothing.”

473. I have put years of my life on hold, living off a small Social Security check, and taking care of my aged mother.  Other family members do not understand or appreciate the sacrifice.  Enough.  I’ve had enough.  Either someone else can step up or she can go to a nursing home.  I’ve paid my dues.  On my health front, I have to begin with controlling, reversing, and curing my type II diabetes.  From what I can see, diabetes causes everything.  If I don’t control it now and get off the meds, travel to Eastern Europe and Asia might have to be delayed.  Again.

474. Another fear is Alzheimer’s which is being called type III diabetes.  Doctors don’t seem to know what causes Alzheimer’s, and there is no cure.  My father died from the disease, and I would off myself before I would let myself get in that condition.  My daughter has a standing order.  If I lose my mind, leave a revolver on the nightstand.  I don’t want to live that way or to burden my family or society with a blubbering idiot to take care of.  At the end of his life, my father was in a nursing home, unable to speak.  He could still wander around and get into trouble.  He had no clue who I was.  Evil disease.  At least he did not get mean.

475. Reversing Diabetes* **

*Medical Disclaimer 1:  The information presented is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. This publication is presented for information purposes, to increase the public knowledge of developments in the field of healthy living, strength and conditioning. The program outlined herein should not be adopted without a consultation with your health professional. Use of the information provided is at the sole choice and risk of the reader. You must get your physician’s approval before beginning this or any other fitness program.

**Medical Disclaimer 2:  I am not a doctor.  I am sharing what works for me, but you are not me.  I am not responsible for your diabetes or any other medical problem.  Grow a pair and take responsibility for your health.  Work with your physician.  Eat less.  Eat right.  Exercise.

God I hate disclaimers to warn victims that they are responsible for their own lives, not me or anyone else.

476. I’m amazed at all of the pharmaceutical ads on television that all state do not take this medicine if you are allergic to it.  Duh.  Your government tax dollars at work.  When it comes to reversing diabetes, the so-called experts are all over the place.  Some like Drs. Barnard, Greger, and others insist that the only healthy diet is vegan.  Pure vegan.  I do it now, and it works if you go extreme and get rid of all grains, white potatoes, and processed carbs.  Doctors don’t know what causes diabetes.  Type I is genetic and cannot be caused by diet.

477. Type II diabetes is caused by genetics and lifestyle factors.  Being overweight does increase your risk for type 2 diabetes, and a diet high in sugar from any source contributes to weight gain.  While most experts place the blame on sugar, Dr. Barnard goes a different direction and blames fat in the cells for causing insulin to be blocked from entering.  His recommendations are for raw fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, and soups.

478. The downside to going vegan (for me) is two-fold.

1. I hate salads


2. You have to eat a ton of food to get enough protein and calories.

I supplement my protein intake with pea protein shakes.  I buy many commercially, but sometimes make my own.

479. Greger and Barnard recommend a vegan diet for all humans, not just those at risk for diabetes.  It matters for heart disease.  It matters for Alzheimer’s.  It matters for energy levels and longevity.  Diabetes causes more deaths per year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Diabetes doubles your chance of heart attack. The good news is that diabetes control can reduce your risks of diabetes complications like amputations.

480. Let’s face it, humans are not designed to eat sugar. Our genetic susceptibility to insulin resistance, inflammation, cardiovascular disease, and obesity shows that refined sugars or grains are the last thing humans should be eating. Others like Mark Sisson (and the late Dr. Atkins) claim that meat and vegetables will do the trick with no processed carbs, especially sugar.  Cut out bread and rice.  Even Dr. Nowzaradan on My 600-lb Life puts the morbidly obese on high protein diets to shed hundreds of pounds.

481. Every type of carbohydrate you eat is converted into glucose, a simple sugar.  Glucose in excess amounts is toxic to the body.  The liver and muscles store excess glucose as glycogen.  Insulin is secreted by the pancreas to get glucose into the muscles where it can be burned for energy.  Any glucose that can’t be burned by the muscles is converted to fat in the body.  Saturated fat.  With all of our modern consumption of carbs, the pancreas works overtime pumping out insulin to deal with the glucose.  Insulin receptors in the cells eventually act to block glucose which it sees as toxic.  Eventually the cells become insulin resistant and type II diabetes ensues.

482. By eating crappy foods, you pancreas works harder and harder to pump out insulin, until it eventually gives out, and you become insulin dependent.  For me, diabetes meds (Metformin and Glimepiride) seem to help at this point.  Along with a strict vegan diet, my blood sugar levels are normal or close to normal each day.  Even after only 5 days as a strict vegan, glucose levels were around 105 to 120 each morning, and I’m one of those diabetics whose blood sugar levels rise overnight while I sleep.  I told a diabetic friend about what a vegan diet had done for me in a short span of time.  His opinion was that he would rather inject insulin than “live that way”.  Ribs and pasta and ice cream may be the most addictive “drugs” on the planet.

483. Type II diabetes is a progressive disease. When I was first diagnosed, I could keep my blood glucose at a healthy level with oral medications, diet, and exercise. But over time, the body gradually produces less and less of its own insulin.  Eventually, oral medications may not be enough to keep blood glucose levels normal. Using insulin to get blood glucose levels to a healthy level presents its own risks.  To each his own.  I don’t have to be there when his toes fall off.  Unfortunately, he may not have any close family members capable of stepping in if his health goes down the tubes.

484. Before I went vegan and got rid of those sugars and crappy foods (cake, donuts, pie, ice cream, cookies, raisin bread, bagels, baked potatoes, yogurt - you fill in the rest),  the only way I could knock my sugar down from 300 to 600 was by walking 6 miles a day and lifting weights.  For the first time in 10 years, diet and meds work for me.

485. Now, my next challenge is to add exercise back into my life.  Exercise delivers a major impact on improving insulin sensitivity. Muscles burn stored glycogen as fuel during and after a workout.

486. If I eat ice cream, give me the container and a spoon.  If I have a Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie, my serving size is a sleeve.  Over the years, we grew up with the government food pyramid that still recommends getting 60% of your calories from carbs.

487. When I first went vegan, I included grains like rice and oatmeal and wheat.  People talk about gluten, but I don’t seem to be affected by it.  But bread and bagels and donuts made it impossible to keep my blood sugar numbers down.  And breakfast cereal, even Raisin Bran, forget about it.  The problem is not so much the cereal but the portions.  Who eats one ounce?  I’m sure I eat 4 or 5 servings at a time.  Even with almond milk instead of dairy, that’s a ton of processed carbs to work off.

488. I’m sure most people can limit grains.  But I’m like an addict.  I served in Peace Corps in Korea back in the 1970s.  We ate bowl after bowl of rice at every meal.  The difference was, we also ate tons of kimchi and vegetables and sea vegetables with just a sprinkling of meat and fish.

489. Plus, everyone walked a few hours a day just in the normal course of living.  Dairy was almost non-existent except for ice cream.  We judged how well or individual towns were developing by how soon the local store could afford a freezer and Foremost cones.  Not only should diabetics limit carbohydrates – everyone should. We are all, in a way, predisposed to becoming diabetic.  Even more important is to eat as many raw fruits and vegetables as you can stand.  To stay full, I eat as many roasted vegetables as I can.  Broccoli, mushrooms, garlic, onions, and peppers all taste better to me when cooked.  I love tomatoes in soups.

490. Even though I went vegan to fight diabetes, I stay that way because of animal rights videos I have seen.  I never thought much about it before, but the videos are disturbing.  (Gary Yourofsky - Best Speech edited)  I grew up in Virginia where ham and barbeque are art forms.  As a biology field trip, we went to Gwaltney in Smithfield for a tour.  The teacher had arranged for us to obtain fetal pigs to be dissected in class.  Gwaltney required us to take a slaughterhouse tour first.  The workers at the plant believe they are engaged in humane killing.  Hogs were killed with a spike to the brain, hung upside down for dismemberment, and hair boiled off.  The juglar was cut and blood drained.  Each worker made cuts as needed on the disassembly line.  The facility was cleaner than the ones I see today in YouTube videos.  But let’s face it, there’s blood and guts everywhere.

491. It’s hard when you grow up knowing that bacon is the food of the gods.  At Christmas, Smithfield ham biscuits were always on the menu.  And I have relatives in eastern North Carolina who are owners of a barbeque restaurant that is the best in the world.  I grew up on pork.  I think pork deficiency is a major health problem.  Then, the worst part of the slaughterhouse was vats of meat and fat destined for roll sausage.  Nasty looking stuff.  You don’t see it in the supermarket until it’s wrapped in opaque plastic.  Hot dogs were okay because they were hung on racks already made.  I didn’t eat sausage for a year.  Now, I don’t ingest it at all.

10 Habits to Develop to Jump Start My New Life

1. Start each day with a new spun article in Content Professor.  Forget email, and Lew Rockwell, and other distractions until it is done.

2. Test blood sugar.  If above 120, go on total liquid diet and near or zero calories until under control.

3. Walk to the gym when the sun is shining.  Get the sun on my skin and soak in full spectrum sunlight.  Follow my weight training schedule.

4. Don’t eat solid foods after 6 pm.  I find myself too hungry at night.  This will give a mini fast of at least 12 hours each day.

5. If blood sugar is low, start each day with a big glass of mild cold tea, a tablespoon of coconut oil, vitamins, and a superfood protein shake.

6. Spend 15 minutes before going to sleep doing some cleaning.

7. When the weather is hot, take a 2 hour walk each day at Jax Beach.

8. Find a macro maker program to use on the Windows computer.

9. Create a doc file for each affiliate product which will include a one paragraph spun article.

10. Shift from the living room seated to the standing desk.

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