Uncovering the masterpiece


self sculpturing The trouble with this particular type of sculpture is that the human body is not a rock or blob of clay. You progress so far and then hit plateaus where the more you strike the chisel the less material you remove. And it’s not always easy to break out of those situations. This is discouraging.Some people have made progress with “muscle confusion” or routine disruption programs such as P90X.

Whenever I have hit a plateau in weight loss I’ve wished I could maintain the weight but quit exercising for a while so that when I did resume, the weight loss would reengage. It seemed to work, at least in my head, but in practice I have ended up gaining weight because I didn’t come up with a way to manage the process. I think the answer is in reducing the activity while making adjustments to the diet.

I’ll have to work on this.

Sleep improvement from earthing


Sleep Comparison 053115 and 091115Using the UP24 fitness tracker in sleep mode, I have data from before and after earthing. I slept for nearly five and a half hours without getting up to use the bathroom. That length of time is significant in and of itself because one of the problems with being diabetic is waking up to urinate several times a night. I don’t have blood sugar info for these dates. Blood sugar levels do matter in these cases because high glucose levels cause one to pee more often, even during the day. EMF interference from home wiring is a significant factor. The image on the right simply looks less chaotic.

Looking back, I have had problems sleeping for decades, long before I developed diabetes. With normal blood sugar levels I wasn’t getting up as often, but there were many days when I’d be sleepy during the day, even nodding off at work. Even though the technology existed to fix the problem, I didn’t know what it was. I just thought I wasn’t able to get enough sleep.

For the next “experiment,” I’ll have a “control” night where I don’t use the grounding strap, and a night with it, and I’ll take blood sugar measurements before and after.

5 Day/Wk Exercise Plan

elliptical-machineI just started this week doing cardio 5 days straight. I just finished day 4 of 40 minutes on the elliptical. Today I started raising the workload a level. I haven’t decided how long I’ll stay at 40 minutes before I take it up to 50. Actually I think I could probably handle the entire hour. I may try that next week sometime. That’s my goal. Once I’m able to complete 60 min. I’ll just keep raising the workload and increasing my speed.

I have had a checkered career as far as gym attendance goes. I have a lot of stuff at home that needs doing and I’ve used that as an excuse to get out of exercising. I don’t want to do that anymore. My total focus is on cardio. I am not doing any weight lifting. I want to lose weight and not add muscle mass. I’ve always been heavyset/stocky and I want to change that.

This is another of those preparedness activities that kinda gets drowned out by the rattling of beans and bullets. The recent disaster situations have more people becoming preppers and focusing on these topics. But those are also times where people are under tremendous stress. Getting ourselves in better shape helps to relieve that.

Working out again

My company has converted one of the cube farms into a gym. So yesterday and today I have been getting in a few sets of weights in and some cardio. Since I’m not able to participate with other preppers and survivalists in outdoor activities right now I have to focus on other aspects of preparedness.