Wednesday, March 28, 2007

It's Official

Well I have really attained a goal here that I had been shooting for but it is still somewhat of a surprise anyway. I weighed in at 178 this morning down from 199.5 just 4 short months ago.

The secret? Well as you may well know I have been juicing for three months now. I have cut sweet tea and sodas from my diet and cut back on deserts. I also am eating less BBQ, french fries etc., and have had NO fast food in that same time period except some Chick Fila every once in a while....

I have also been working out daily and have only missed a day or two here and there the past few months. Some weights in the evening, bench press, curls, etc., and some push ups, crunches, stretching, and so forth each morning.

What a lifestyle change! I am feeling much better and looking slimmer too! Here is a picture below of me at my largest several years ago. Check out that belly! Looks like I could eat that fish whole!

I'll have to take a new picture for the slimmed down version...

We can all do it you know, it only takes some will power and discipline. If you don't think you have it, you must know that the real power comes from above, all we have to do is ask. Remember these words, Seek and you will find, Ask and it will be given. Just ask, sincerely and the power is yours!

God Bless you all and may you find yourself on the road to good health very soon!

Peace to you!

Friday, March 23, 2007

300 The Movie

I just returned from the movie 300. I saw it again tonight, this time with no children in the theater. I enjoyed it as much if not more this time around. What a movie! This is the epitome of a ancient war movie and the special effects blended with the acting, fight scenes and the subject matter have made this one of the best films I have ever seen. I am truly blown away by the story, with the history behind it, with the cinematography, special effects, acting and directing. This movie is a true example of what a film maker can do with an exceptional script, great actors and a crew of people who know what they are doing....

Now before you rush out and see this movie you have to understand that it is EXTREMELY violent. There is nudity and sexual situations. It is not for kids under 17 or is it for the faint of heart. This movie is for hard core action film fans who do not mind seeing blood and gore as well as some sex. I can deal with all of this if it is in the right context and not done just for the indulgence of a perverted film maker.

I grew up reading Robert E. Howard and other great story tellers who knew how to present these things in a story properly and this is along that vain. So if you are a Howard fan and enjoy writers like R.A. Salvatore, James Silke's "Prisoner of the Horned Helmet", Hercules and other similar heroic adventures you should really enjoy this movie....

It is one for the collection.

Have a great weekend and God Bless!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Still Juicing

Here I am about 50 plus days into my juicing experiment. What have I learned so far? Well I have lost close to 15 pounds. This change in lifestyle has worked for me. Of course you must consider I have dropped soda's and sweet tea from my diet and most deserts. I do splurge once in a while in that arena (deserts) but not often. Since I am still working out regularly I am adding a good bit of muscle to my frame. I suppose muscle is just as heavy as fat so I probably could have lost even more weight than I have. I am at about 185 right now down from 199 a few months ago.

I am not juicing twice a day as I had intended. I tried it and it just did not work with my schedule or lifestyle. I am trying to stick with once per day and now I am playing with the idea of moving my juice time to later in the evening. I am one of those folks who will get the urge to eat around 9:00 PM if I have and early dinner which I prefer. Then I put all that food (often a sandwich or a bowl of cereal) in my stomach and it sits there over night turning to fat. If I replace that urge to something substantial with a nice glass of fresh juice I think it will have a tremendous positive impact. I did it last night and I feel great this morning other than a headache from going without food for more than 12 hours. I will get used to it and I may add a banana to the equation in the future or some other fruit. That should also help with regularity.

It will of course take some experimenting and tweaking but I think I am on the right track here to continue my journey back to better health and to great shape. So far so good!

In the meantime go see the movie "300" and you will see the kind of body I am trying to build.

Good health to you and may God bless you, me and the USA!!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

March 2007

Wow! It is nearly spring time again and I am loving it! It is probably about 60 degrees outside now if not more on March 10th and I hope this is the beginning of the warm weather. I know we have a history of one more cold spot during March but hey, I can be optimistic can't I!

Yesterday I went to see a movie called "300". It was breathtaking! It was Violent and bloody no doubt but it was the context of the movie, so I expected no less. I dislike senseless violence in a movie but when it is about a war I can deal with it. This was done by Frank Rich, written anyway. He also wrote "Sin City" which I thought was over the top in violence yet was still entertaining. This one was more to my liking since I am into ancient history and battles of this nature. I did some research on this historic battle and the movie was surprisingly very accurate historically from what I have read so far. I will do a little more study to see if it holds up.

Update!!! It looks like "300" has broken all March records for opening weekend. I am not surprised, this movie was brilliant in many ways and the story was extremely compelling. I am looking forward to seeing it again on the BIG screen before I get the DVD, this is a must to add to any collection of Gladiator style movies....

I will comment more on this movie after I see it again but I will give it a quick two spears up and rate it an 8.5 for now.