Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Diet and Exercise and Medicine, Oh My!

My physical condition is pretty good, but I want and need it to be better.
So, with that in mind, I have embarked on a program to *prep* my body.
First, diet.
I already ate a fairly decent diet, mainly organic, lots of veggies, few carbs and no cakes, pies, candies, etc.
I have to make it healthier.
I still have the bad habit of grabbing a soda every few days ....though not as bad as when I swigged down a couple of 2 liters a day.
So...I am working on what will hopefully be my LAST 2 liter.
Other than that, my only sweet thing in my diet is my raw honey that I use to sweeten my herbal tea and I put a bit in my farina when I make that. And fresh fruit.
I do not bake bread now as the carb load is far too high...and fresh bread is too damn tempting! I do have a sandwich for a meal once in awhile, but I normally use a whole wheat tortilla/wrap.
My oils/fats are real butter, olive oil, and coconut oil. I do eat avocados once in awhile and I like using a nut butter that is a blend of peanut, almond, pumpkin and flax seed blended together.
I need way more protein in my diet than I am currently getting, so I will have to work on that.
Beverages are water, milk, juice, teas and that last 2 liter (sigh...).
The problem is, some of my medications put a damper on my appetite. Sometimes it seems too hard to eat.
Meals, actual meals are almost an impossibility. I sort of graze, more than anything.
One egg and a few slices of tomato is a meal for me. Maybe 3 hours later I'll have some popcorn or a handful of seedless grapes and I am good for another 3 or 4 hours. Last night I had a grilled cheese sandwich. Woke up this morning and couldn't face having a *real* breakfast, so just ate a small Slim Jim and felt full.
Grapes, Slim Jims, and beef jerky are snacks I rely on these days.
So, going to have to get my diet on track.
No gym here, so my exercise is walking. I try to walk up to a mile or two a day. Have been gradually increasing it.
Next month, I am going to try to get some weights, at least small dumbbell types. Need to increase my upper body strength.
Youtube has LOADS of yoga and other videos to help me exercise, so I am using that, too.
On to my medications.
I hate taking medications.
Right now I am on 4 medications, after initially being on 7.
So, that's an improvement.
The doctor says I will ALWAYS be on the aspirin, so I am okay with that. The others, he felt, I would be able to stop as my physical condition improved.
So...that is what I am *prepping* for...to get into good physical shape so that I can get rid of 3 of my 4 medications.
Yes, physical conditioning is *prepping*, too.
Health is the major thing a prepper needs and I am determined to get mine back.


  1. seems like I have been disagreeing with you a lot lately, I don't know why. I ain't feeling good so I'll use that as an excuse for being so cantankerous! I take 13 pills a day to stay alive and I should rattle like a damned pinata. I wouldn't lift a god damned dumb bell if someone pointed a gun at me! ha ha ha

    Walking is a good exercise as long as you are actually going someplace!

    Food: breakfast is my favorite meal. I like syrup on my pancakes, eggs,hash browns, sausages and bacon. Sometimes at night I get me a couple of scoops of ice cream in a glass of milk with some chocolate syrup and stir it up! I don't get laid much so at least I can have a god damned milk shake! ha ha ha ha

    I know you are doing this stuff in order to increase your survival chances and I understand your motivations but I figure I am going to die soon anyway so what the hell.

    You don't have to publish this if you don't want to! I just wanted to talk to you.

  2. In your honor, I had a slice of pizza for dinner. And I even put pineapple on it! Look, I enjoy what I eat. I love oatmeal and farina. I do like bacon, too. Just in moderation.

  3. Protein? Hell, peanut butter is one of the best protein foods you can buy and you can enjoy it many ways.


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