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New Vlog up on YouTube   Leave a comment

This vlog is about knowing your why and how it helps you accomplish your goals.  It also covers why it isn’t necessary to understand other people’s why.  Let me know what you think in the comments below.  Also, I recorded the video using my Airpods, so feel free to let me know what you think about the audio quality.  If you like the video, please click on the link to take you to YouTube and leave a like and a comment there.  Subscribe and click the notification bell if you’d like to be immediately notified every time I upload a video.  Have a great day.

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Quick Thought   3 comments

We usually wake up at the same time each day.  Probably eat the exact same breakfast, or maybe even have the habit of skipping it each day.  We leave the house about the same time for work, driving the same path there, and back. So much of our life is run by habit, doing the same thing over and over.  Including how we wonder over and over again as to why things are the way they are, and why they never change.

You can’t expect things in your life to get better if you always continue to do the very same things that got you where you are today.  So choose to be different today by doing something different today.  Maybe if you don’t eat breakfast, choose to do so this morning.  If you always drive the same way to work, choose a different path for this trip.  What you do different isn’t as important as just doing something different.

The point is to break the patterns of habit in your life.  To remind yourself that you can be different.  That you aren’t stuck the way you are.  And when you’ve changed one thing, change another.  Start considering what differences you can make that will bring about the biggest changes.  Each bit of difference will slowly create a new and different you.  Have a great day.

Weigh In 12/10/2018   Leave a comment

Time for the weekly weigh in.  Good news this week.  As you know I actually gained a pound last week during the weigh in, and for the monthly update no less.  This week I’m happy to report that I’ve bounced back.  Last week I weighed in at 272.2 pounds.  This week I weighed in at 269.6 pounds.  So I not only lost the pound I gained last week, I lost an additional 1.6 pounds on top of that.  Sweet.  On top of that I’ve breached 270 pounds which means I’m either at, or very near, what I used to weigh in high school.

For muscle mass I was 27.7% last week and 27.9% this week.  In terms of pounds that’s 75.4 pounds last week, and 75.2 pounds this week.  Lost a little muscle possibly, but at .2 pounds that could be a measuring error.  Not too worried about it, although I’d be happier if it were definitively climbing.

For body fat I was 36.4% last week and 36.1% this week.  In terms of pounds that’s 99.1 pounds last week and 97.3 this week.  So 1.8 pounds of fat lost.  Between that and the muscle loss that still leaves about .6 pounds of weight to account for which I would assume is water weight.

So exactly three weeks from today will be December 31st.  Last day of the year and last weigh in of the year.  If I lose another 7 pounds between then and now I’ll have lost 90 pounds on the nose for the year.  7.5 pounds a month on average.  I’d be very happy with that goal.  To have lost a full 100 pounds this year I’d have to lose 17 pounds, which I don’t see happening.

Not a lot of change in my meditation or exercise routines this week other than small incremental increases.  Same with mood and mindset.  Just a little better than last week, nothing major to report.

When it comes to finances I have to admit I’ve slipped a little.  I purchased an LED salt lamp I didn’t need, I just wanted.  I justified it by telling myself that it was for creating a better ambience in the room while I meditated.  The reality is that I don’t need to create ambience, especially since I meditate with the eyes closed most of the time.  Other then that I’ve done well with spending and getting debt paid off.

YouTube is going pretty well.  Nearly at 200 views.  Excited about that.  And I’ve begun recording an extra video on Wednesday’s to put up later in the week.  Starting with the new year I’d like to make a goal of getting at least two videos up a week.  I think that by doing so my views will go up a little quicker which brings me that much closer to being monetized, which is a big goal of the channel.  The primary being to put out videos that reach people and help people.  I’d like to spend more of my time doing that and that’s why I want to monetize.  If I could make a living off of it I could devote myself full-time to it.

The book has been revised a bit, but I should be putting in a bit more time on it.  With the end of the year three weeks away I’m working under the assumption that it won’t be out for sale by end of 2018.  But it still should be out early 2019.  We’ll see how it goes.

That wraps up this weeks update.  Let me know what you think.  The final goal I’ll mention this week is doing better about getting a post up every day here.  It may just be to get a quick thought up, but I’d like something every day.  So to that end I’ll wish you a good day and plan on seeing you tomorrow.  Later.

Quick Thought   Leave a comment

As you go about your business today, always keep in mind how you can be of service to others.  Service doesn’t have to be something huge or costly.  Holding the door open for someone walking behind you is being of service.  Smiling at someone who looks like they could use a happy face is being of service.  Simply taking a moment to truly listen to someone is being of service.

There are two reasons to be of service to others. The first, and most important, is it’s kind.  And we should always strive to be kind.  Kindness reflects well on you, and it’s contagious.  There is just never enough kindness in the world, so feel free to spread a little around by being of service.  The second is karma.  You receive from the universe what you give out.  But here’s where it gets tricky.  If you are of service to others because of the expectation of return on investment, then you’re actually being greedy.  And the universe will be greedy towards you as well.  To truly be of service it must be done with generosity, selflessness, and again, kindness.

So as your day progresses and you see an opportunity to be of service, no matter what that opportunity may be, take it.  They’ll be happier.  You’ll be happier.  And that makes the world a happier place.  Have a great day.

New YouTube Vlog Up.   Leave a comment

It’s on exercise and the ketogenic diet.  How important is it, and how much do you need.  If you follow it back to YouTube you can also click on my previous video.  It’s on the Keto Mojo Ketone/Blood Glucose Meter.  Both are good information.  If you like the videos, or even if you don’t, please feel free to leave a comment here explaining what you did or didn’t like about them.  If you do head on over to YouTube to watch the video, or the others before this one, you can leave a Like and a comment there as well.  Subscribe there and hit the bell if you want to be instantly notified every time I post a video.  Have a great day.

Monthly Update with Pics   2 comments

Time now for the monthly update.  First, this week I weighed in at 272.2 pounds.  That’s a one pound gain from last week.  Not sure why that is.  My speculation is that I’ve been going a little too low-calorie and my body has slowed down my metabolism to fight back.  It would explain why I’ve been a little more tired lately.  So I will be more mindful to keep properly fueled.  For last month’s check in I was 277.2 pounds so I’m down 5 pounds on the nose for the month.

For muscle mass I was 27.7% this week, 27.8% last week, and 27.2% a month ago.  In pounds that’s 75.4 pounds for all three measurements.  So no real changes there.

For body fat I was 36.4% this week, 36.3% last week, and 37.3% a month ago.  In pounds that’s 99.1 this week, 98.4 last week, and 103.4 a month ago.  So 4.3 pounds of body fast lost in the last month.  So that’s good.  Since the beginning of the year I’ve gone from 52% body fat down to 36.4%.  Nearly 16 percentage points, about 1.5 percentage points a month.  In pounds of body fat that’s from 183.4 to 99.1, 84.3 pounds difference.  That’s a lot of fat that I gladly don’t carry around any more.

I have improved energy, mental clarity, and a way more positive outlook on life.  I just got done doing my evening workout and that was jumping rope.  I can’t do that consistently for my 15 minute workout but I couldn’t do it all when I started, so progress.  And that’s what this has been all about. Not worrying about where I was but being happy for where I’m headed.

My mental improvements are moving along steadily.  I meditate every day at least once a day.  I’m doing a lot better about catching myself being negative during the day and replacing that with positive thoughts.  Things are not bothering me like they used to.  It’s kind of weird because I still notice it, but only to think “that used to bother me.”  Do I occasionally slip and get a little upset, sure I do.  But I do a lot better about getting right back on track.

My new projects, the book and the YouTube channel, are coming along well.  Nearly at 200 total views on the YouTube channel.  The book is getting finished up.  I think it’s looking a little more like it’ll be published at the beginning of next year, but I might still be able to pull off before year’s end.  We’ll see how that goes.

All in all, with a month to go, I’m feeling comfortable calling this a great year of progress.  I can’t imagine anything that could happen between now and the end of the year to change my mind on that.  Especially since my mind is more and more wired to see things in a positive light.  With what a great year 2018 has turned out to be I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for me, just around the corner.

So without further delay, I will wish you all a great day and leave you with the progress pics.  Starting with the orange shirt at the top (the current photo) they go back in time as you go down thru the photos.  I think the smiles in the recent pics sums up my year.  See you soon.

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New Video Up on YouTube   Leave a comment

Did a video review/how to use of my Keto Mojo ketone/blood glucose meter.  If you’re on the ketogenic diet one of the best ways to know how into ketosis you are is testing your ketone levels.  One of the problems with that is the cost.  It gets pricey quick with some test strips running $5 a piece.  The Keto Mojo meter allows you to regularly test your ketone levels on the cheap.  And it does it without compromising quality.  I love this meter.  Feel free to go to my YouTube channel and leave comments and likes.  Subscribe if you’re interested in knowing when I post new videos.  Have a great day.