Category Archives: Diet and Health

The “News”

I was standing in line at our grocery several weeks ago.  I don’t go through the regular lines often as I enjoy the diy self-checking lines as much or more.  But, late and too many items, I decided I wouldn’t deal with the auto-voiced machine that tells me way too often to “remove your items” when I am loading them as fast as I can.

While I am standing in line I notice the last-second sale items and candy and magazines that stores place in the checkout area so you can impulse-buy to your heart’s content.  And what should I see? —>

 

I became entranced with several things.  First, was the variety of Gift Cards you can buy.  I mean, all types of stores and restaurants and online places were offered.  I had someone tell me once, “Just give money.”  My opinion on that hasn’t changed much.  If I don’t want the temptation to be to put the money on bills and/or necessities (which I went through time and again), then I figure out what they like and go for that.  Amazon has been a recent catch-all as they can get needed supplies, books, or go for that special something they wouldn’t normally get.

But, apart from the towering selection of forced buys, I saw the “News”.  I mean the magazines that offer everything from latest diets dos and don’ts to who got fired/rehired on the soaps and sitcoms.  People amaze me at times where they will spend their money.  I sell older magazines I have purchased on Amazon.  People who live in New York will, often, spend $7-$15 on a single issue of a magazine that is only a few months old.  I have concluded the cost of them in NY must be high enough that $7-$15 is a decent price.  I usually sell them still in the plastic.  I took the magazines at a very reduced  price when I was teaching as educational aides.  After my stroke, I still got the magazines for a few years, so…

But the magazines on dieting and movie stars (especially soaps) just floor me.  I have gone on and read about diets for a long time, but I use the Internet (no charge).  Most of them don’t work and may even be bad for you.  I have read and become quite the sage of diets.  As for the soaps, I used to watch several and enjoyed them, but to read about the stars and their doings and undoings?  Nope, not me, not much, anyway.

Back when info was slow coming and only on TV (4 channels) and magazines, I did my share of buying a few (not many as $0.25 a weeks only bought 2 comics at $0.12 apiece plus tax and I loved my comics).  Now, with the Internet and instantaneous news, why bother with print?

The biggest thing repeated over and over was the new royal baby.  Why do we, here in America, still love the royalty and their offspring?  Not that our own ruling body doesn’t have its own fair share of news, but that is … different.

And, then you have the “crap” mags that have those stories that are “based” (what a word) on truth…the merest shred of honesty lies at the bottom of some of the most stellar stories on these pages.  “Alien baby grows up in the Heartland” turns out to be about a Mexican child who moved to Indianapolis after finishing High School.  My daughter and I used to get one of these issues and pick apart the stories.  I would ask her (all 3-6 years old) what she thought after I read a short article and she would tell me why she thought it might not be true.  Is it any wonder she grew up to be a psychologist who loves watching TV shows like “Criminal Minds”?  She is analytical and thoughtful.

I was only in line a few minutes and snapped the pictures to remind me to write this post.  Still, people amaze me and I think someone should write about that…oh, forgot there’s YouTube,

Namaste,

Scott

A Narcissist: What’s So Hard?

I have had the (ahem) pleasure of being with several narcissists in my lifetime.  Not that I knew this then, but now, looking back, I see the clues and all that I wish I had known.  However, since I believe all is perfect, I will continue my life knowing that I really needed to have this in my life for a reason.  I hope it is to help me pick the perfect person for me somewhere down the road, but maybe not.  I will just have to be patient and see.

But I have had people who may really wonder why being with a narcissist is bad; why would it be so difficult.  Rather than I try to tell you, read this article…about 5-8 minutes is not long to find out and it may change your life … for the better.

What is a narcissist?

Namaste,

Scott

Change comes along Everywhere!

Earlier today I read  Susie’s post on Changes.  It was filled with her changes and what they may mean down the road.  Read it and see.  It, certainly, helped to focus me.

I also just read my blog-friend, Jules’, post about her changing her entire life.  Good for her!!! Read it here –> Jules and changes

These two posts have made me realize how much changing I have done and will be doing.

For example, about 2 1/2 years ago, I lost my father.  Last month, I lost my Sister. Life has been rough, but has been teaching me.  I am now more susceptible to learning (I am listening).

I have had plans all my life and have, until recently, been planning ahead to a future that never occurs (at least, as I plan it!).  I spent most of my life learning, working, raising a family – going through deaths, births, job changes, divorces, moving, replanning, changing careers, a stroke, and a plethora of other things.  I have survived it all; in fact, in many ways I have thrived.  I am still learning to manage my symptoms of Diabetes.  My attitude and life direction have changed.  I  put God and “The Law of Attraction” (Pam Grout, “E Squared”) at the center of it all.  That has changed everything completely.

Now, I look at how “everything works out in the end”, “it is all perfect” and, when I do, life amazes me.

If you wish please ask any questions here and/or look at my new FB page ->God, Quantum Physics, and The LoA 

I hope your day is blessed, but whether we like it or not, each day is perfect just as it is. (and, no, this is not a “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm” story).

Namaste,

Scott

What’s a Little Agreement Among Two People Who Disagree?

I have talked long and hard over the years about diabetes, especially mine.  I have tried the diets, the home cures, the meds, and whatever else seemed to work for some.  I have never seen anyone claim that every single person who does this thing will cure their diabetes.  I don’t really ever expect to.  Diabetes can come from many different directions and head in many others.  Inherited for some, but others seem to just develop it.  Some eat lots of carbs and sweets and get it, while others seem immune to that experience.  Still others, do everything right and still get it, while others eat all they want and don’t get it.

Now, the book “Dying to Be Me” states that it is our pushing our perfection and our nearly unlimited powers inside ourselves that cause us to get large scale diseases like stroke, diabetes, cancer. and others.  I am inclined to agree as the more deeply I delve into this arena of spirituality, the better I seem to feel and get.  As of right now, as I have accepted that I am special (as are we all) and nearly unlimited in what I can do (as are you, too) my body has changed deeply.  My blood pressure is way down even below normal; my sugar has dropped, my memory is returning; I have less and less trouble with my double vision; and I haven’t had so much as a cold in several years.  Not saying my health is perfect, nor am I saying that I have all this mastered.  Not at all, but I am saying, when I stop and take a good stock look at myself, I am much better person than I was several years ago.

You can scoff and laugh, throw up your hands and mark me a faker, liar, or whatever.  I am just noticing that this old world, that I was so angry at, has become beautiful again, and it more so than it was.  I am, well, happy.  I don’t run up hillsides proclaiming it (maybe I should).  I just try hard to help others when I can in my own little ways.  Know what I find out?  Most people are more comfortable with being miserable than being told that they can change it.  They are living in a world where they are comfortable enough that they won’t dare change.

Think about it like this:  if I told you that you can have mostly anything your heart truly desires (down deep inside), you would not believe me.  You, especially, wouldn’t believe me if I told you that you don’t have to work for it; you don’t have to be worn out and sacrifice to get there.  I have proved it enough to myself to dedicate my life to this pursuit, yet, even I fall short of it.  I fail a lot at it.  But, as I keep looking at it, the more I do over the long run, the better it has gotten.  It has been when I fought it and tried to push myself through it that it didn’t work at all.  We learn from life; I know we do because all things work out in the end.  I know we, often, may not see the end as we go along, but it’s there.  So, I keep trying and reading and thinking and believing…in myself and in the Law of Attraction, in quantum physics and in this unlimited, nearly unbelievable power we have been given from God.

As usual, this is not what I sat down to write and may have to change my title.  We will see.  This all came from a discussion within myself.  I have realized that by fighting my diabetic doctor on this front of taking Insulin once at night to balance things out, I am just causing myself to think about the bad effects more and more.  Sure, I have a good part of the medical world who agrees with me.  I will find that just because I am thinking about it.  Sure, I will hear the horror stories about taking insulin, same reason.  But, in the end, I am working against what I say is right for me and good for me and not using my unlimited powers.

So, I have decided to try not focusing on my diabetes so much.  Instead, I started realizing that it is a blessing, at this moment.  A blessing because, if I had not been diagnosed with it, I would have continued to pour in sweets and starches and gotten so overweight I would suffer from clogged arteries (cholesterol normal now), heart attacks (heart is very healthy now), and so many other problems.  I don’t have those because I was told I have diabetes.  I believe I can work toward not having diabetes if I see if as an aid to a path that I don’t need as much help on.  I am better at dieting and thinking and even will power.

So, my next visit I am going to work more with my diabetic physician.  I will compromise.  I have an idea and will present it to him.  We will see.

Now, you want something to really think about?  How about if I had diabetes and ate too much and problems with doctors and all of this just so I could write this post and help one person begin to see the things I am now seeing?  Think about that…need more help?  I have 3 books you really should read.  There are others, but these 3 will really provoke you and start you thinking.  And, I am here – bookman23@comcast.net

Books:  1) Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsh

2) Dying to Be Me by Anita Moorjani

3) E Squared by Pam Grout

Namaste,

Scott

The Days of Our Lives

I used to watch a lot of soaps.  That’s what happens when you work 3rd shift.  You get up in the middle of the afternoon or stay up in the morning.  My very favorite, actually, was “General Hospital” and I loved Laura.  She and her guy were always in the middle of something, as was everyone else in the soaps.  I used to be amazed wondering how people could get so complicated and messed up.  Then…I got older.

Let’s just take this year, now 3/4 over and summarize for me.  Let’s see, I started out the year still getting very ill (at both ends) for about 4-8 hours 1-2 days a month. Had to postpone hip surgery because of that and the fact the illness threw my already-high sugar off too much.  Sugar was high due to Dad’s passing the year before and my sister contracting 3 different types of cancer.  I, finally, got self-diagnosed (and supported by medical staff) to have gastro-parieses (sp?) which came from high sugar powered by stress.  Had surgery on my right hip on April 17th and Sis had brain surgery on April 18th.  It took me until about the end of July to get kinda back to normal totally and exercise 2-3 times a week and work just a little on the house.  Sis had another surgery and radiation during the summer and we arrive at September.

Now, September brought Drs visits and other such medical things, as per normal now, but October starts things out again.  Sis is scheduled for more radiation as the summer surgery did not get it all.  Then they will look at scans to see if the radiation killed all of what was left of the cancer or if they need to do more surgery.

I have developed such a severe pain running from my hip around my knee and to my ankle and the front of my foot I had to go to a chiropractor.  He helped me with all my complaints except the hip, telling me I had bursitis.  I go home and look it up on Google to find it will “usually leave on its own in 6 weeks”.  Six Weeks!?  No way.  I go to my hip surgeon for my six-month check up review.  Hip is fine, but I don’t have bursitis; I have sciatic problems.  Great!  So, now I get to tell the chiropractor that it is his problem and he needs to address it.  I still don’t sleep well and have a daily schedule that runs from about 1:30pm – 3:30am up and trying to sleep from 3:30am-1:30pm, changing that for Drs visits and other emergencies.  Oh yes, forgot, in September, I took my car in for a “brief” fix on a heat plate only to find out the frame has totally cracked and the car should not be driven.  I am driving Sis’s car as she cannot drive yet, only to have her headlight go out and I have trouble at night when driving.

This is the Days of My Life as the World Turns…I am sure you can come up with similar statements.  So, soaps are not for old people – they are living them, anyway!

Namaste,

Scott

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