So after a three day weekend of partying, eating and debauchery I messed around and gained 7lbs. After 3 days of intense workouts and training I lost 9lbs to get back to my goal weight. I learned a few things within that process.
1) The human body is a funny thing. If you feed it junk it will desire and crave junk even more. What starts out as feeling loaded down and tiring will soon be your addiction. Additionally, if you never work out and are lazy, the body will reinforce that tendency even to the point of death. One must work hard to break these personal trends.
2) The opposite is true. If you feed your body healthy foods for the most part it will desire and crave more of these as well. If you exercise often the body will respond positively to more and more of it. It will prompt you to keep it up and build on your progress. Furthermore, one would have to work hard to undue these healthy habits and desires as well.
3) The body is a machine that programmed to quickly adapt to whatever you train it for. A well trained and disciplined body or temple will serve you well. A body full of garbage and inactivity if not retrained will literally drive itself to what I call 2nd degree suicide. Most of the unhealthy foods I ate over the weekend I consumed simply because they were there. I wasn’t hungry for most of it, but I didn’t want to waste my money.
The feelings I had inside my body told me to stop as it was rejecting the oversaturation of grease and fats. But I kept on going till I couldn’t stand it anymore. Fortunately for me, I was still in shape and motivated enough to quickly shake the damage I had done to myself.
Our bodies will be trained one way or the other. Let’s train our bodies to live and to live abundantly!
I didn’t write this but received it in an email. A perfect letter to the so called Tea Party!
They sould call themselves the NazTea Party!
We had eight years of Bush and Cheney, now you get mad!
You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.
You didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy.
You didn’t get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed.
You didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed..
You didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.
You didn’t get mad when we spent over 600 billion(and counting) on said illegal war.
You didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars just disappeared in Iraq .
You didn’t get mad when you found out we were torturing people.
You didn’t get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.
You didn’t get mad when we didn’t catch Bin Laden.
You didn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.
You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city drown.
You didn’t get mad when we gave a 900 billion tax break to the rich.
You didn’t get mad when, using reconciliation; a trillion dollars of our tax dollars were redirected to insurance companies for Medicare Advantage which cost over 20 percent more for basically the same services that Medicare provides.
You didn’t get mad when the deficit hit the trillion dollar mark, and our debt hit the thirteen trillion dollar mark.
You finally got mad when the government decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick. Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, are all okay with you, but helping other Americans… oh hell no.
BUT YOU ARE 100% MAD BECAUSE WE HAVE A BLACK PRESIDENT.
President Obama laid it out on last night in his speech regarding healthcare. I thought he did a great job of outlining the details and dispelling the lies out there that have been floating around by those on the Right. I especially appreciated that he called them lies and not some softer word as a way of being diplomatic. The so called death panels, abortion, insurance for illegal immigrants, etc., he shot them all down quite forcefully!
Now its up to us as citizens to put pressure on our elected officials to get the plan passed. I understand the health care lobby has spent a quarter of a billion dollars within the past 6 months to thwart reform. It’s obvious that the Republicans and some Democrats are making good use of that money. Republicans are even willing to play on their racist constituents to divert attention from the facts – AND the facts that most of these rural poor white people do or will have some issues with health insurance sooner if not later. They are cutting their own noses to spite their faces.
There was a lot of hate in that room last night. Many of the Republicans were so uptight I thought a few of them were going to have strokes. The more articulation brought forth to dispel their lies, the more they shook their heads in disgust or squirmed in their chairs.
So it’s not surprising when that idiot from South Carolina Joe Wilson loses his mind and screamed at the president, he thought he was really doing something.
Though he’s backing up and apologizing somewhat I am sure most of what he is sorry about is the backlash he’s gotten. He meant what he said and his propoganda is what many of his ilk have bought into which is really a personal thing against the president.
This issue is too important to our nation to be distracted. We need better healthcare options for all Americans. I don’t care whether you lean towards the left or the right. We need to make it happen.
Great motivational speech to the students of the nation by our president. It’s too bad that many racist parents, principals and teachers kept their students from hearing it. Worst of all, too bad that they are teaching their children to think as they do. Some of the comments I heard from racist folks were ridiculous. They really think the president is their enemy. Their ignorance tells me they should have heard the speech when they were kids.
I am also happy that President Obama took that speech nation wide as opposed to what had been done before, which was to speak about responsibility and accountability to black audiences only as if black folks are the only ones needing to hear that message.
I look forward to what he says about healthcare tonight.