Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Random Photos From Before The Snow Melted







Cottonelle Ultra Comfort - I Don't Like It

This is a roll of Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Butt Paper. I got 24 rolls as an add on from Amazon. Well I don't like it much at all. It is very thick and not very absorbent. I am going threw it 3x faster than the Purex I normally get. As well the Purex soaks stuff up better, thus I use less. So I won't be getting Cottenelle again. It's just not worth it even at the low price I paid for it. I have issues - so I use a lot of T.P. so it's not worth getting cheep stuff I will use too fast.

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Weight Loss Update

This week did not suck like last week did. So managed to drop 5.4 lbs despite the fact I got into pie and pizza one day. The Vegan bean thing is doing it once again. For the rest of the month I'll be eating the same dang thing. It's boring as heck, but it does the job.

Here is a random tip though, a lot of people can't drop weight every week, you have to expect and plan on staying the same or a slight gain every few weeks. This was done learned me by someone who managed to dropp 400+ lbs. Something to do with the body getting used to losing weight and then changing in a way that can mess you up.

In any event I plan on doing mostly the same all of December. I'll eat 6 days a week the bean thing and 1 day a week I'll cheat on it. With luck this will show some results. I plan on going back to the beans twice a day and chicken once a day after that.

I'm told by my doctor that if you starve yourself, you can damage your body and cause organ failure and the like. So it's best to drop it slow. For me it's a mix - I gain one week and drop the next it seems. But in the long run I'm down more than up, so it's a win. Next month will be an exception. I won't care it past that point of 1 month.

Over the last 3 years I've lost 131.8 lbs. Over the last 35 weeks (my term started part way into the year) I've lost 25.4 lbs. As you see below there have been some wild ups and downs, mostly due to the reaction my body has to processed foods...

DATE

Mar 24, 2017
Mar 31, 2017
Apr 7, 2017
Apr 14, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
Apr 28, 2017
May 5, 2017
May 12, 2017
May 19, 2017
May 26, 2017
Jun 2, 2017
Jun 9, 2017
Jun 16, 2017
Jun 23, 2017
Jun 30, 2017
Jul 7, 2017
Jul 14, 2017
Jul 21, 2017
Jul 28, 2017
Aug 4, 2017
Aug 11, 2017
Aug 18, 2017
Aug 25, 2017
Sep 1, 2017
Sep 8, 2017
Sep 15, 2017
Sep 22, 2017
Sep 29, 2017
Oct 6, 2017
Oct 13, 2017
Oct 20, 2017
Oct 27, 2017
Nov 3, 2017
Nov 10, 2017
Nov 17, 2017
Nov 24, 2017
KG

178.0
178.8
180.1
179.2
176.3
174.9
180.6
175.7
177.3
176.5
176.2
177.2
179.3
175.9
175.9
177.2
176.5
174.1
171.5
172.4
171.8
168.4
167.3
167.2
171.8
169.0
166.1
164.7
169.1
164.5
167.2
165.7
168.3
167.7
168.9
166.4
LBS

391.6
393.4
396.4
394.4
388.0
384.8
397.4
386.6
390.2
388.4
387.6
390.0
394.6
387.0
387.0
390.0
388.4
383.0
377.4
379.4
378.0
370.6
368.0
367.0
378.0
371.8
365.4
362.4
372.0
362.0
368.0
364.6
370.4
369.0
371.6
366.2
Change (lbs)

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+1.8 B.
+3.0 P.F.
-2.0
-6.4
-3.2
+12.6 P.F.
-10.8
+3.6 P.F.
-1.8
-0.8
+2.4 P.F.
+4.6 P.F.
-7.6
+3.0 P.F.
-1.6
-5.4
-5.6
+2 P.F.
-1.4
-7.4
-2.6 W.W.
-1.0
+11.0 J.F.
-6.2
-6.4
-3.0
+9.6 J.F.
-10.0
+6.0 J.F.
-3.4
+5.8 J.F.
-1.4
+2.6 J.F.
-5.4
Week

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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
From heaviest of 498: 131.8
This term: 25.4

P.F.     Processed Foods
J.F.      Junk Food
P.        Pizza

B.        Burgers

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The New Revolution Is Changing Us All


So over as compared to the previous years, Moose Jaw seems to have had a sharp increase in violence and drug use. But on a positive note, drinking and driving is down, even if people are using meth now - there is that to hold onto.

So tell me, was it surprisingly unexpected that the use of drugs and the amount of violence went up? We at one time referred to ourselves as the friendly city, is that still the case on average?

When I was a kid you could leave the door open to your home and not expect someone to walk in, punch you in the face and take your TV. Now I don't desire to go for a walk after dark - I would not think it a safe idea.

As well in my youth people would talk to you and hold the door for each other and not get upset if someone else got to a parking spot first. Now when I hold the door for someone, they either say nothing and don't make eye contact, or they bitch me out for being a sexist asshole. As for talking, stand in line at a till and see how many people say a single word they don't have to say... I like to be friendly to the person running the till, this normally seems to annoy the hell out of people behind me thinking they might be delayed by 9 or 10 seconds this way.

Back in the day is you slipped and fell in the snow someone would help you up and ask if you are OK, now they would take a photo and post it on Facebook saying "look at the fat old man in the snow".

Come to think of it, people now seem to desire texting over talking to each other. It would take 20 seconds to say it in a call and they would spend 2 minutes typing it out instead. Hell I have many times seen young folks texted each other at the same table when I was out for coffee.

I can only think that this revolution of tech we have unleashed on ourselves has made interpersonal communication and the desire to get along part of the past. Sooner or later we will be a world of people who recoil at the though of actually having to say words or see other people. It will only be the working class who are not able to work from home that will even encounter others. It's the beginning of the end I think.

P.S. less and less people each year seem to actually support the idea of social programs for the poor and disabled as well. I wonder if in 100 years people will once again be left to die in the streets of Canada after they fall threw the cracks of the system?

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Rational Youth - City of Night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGD8SfuWL8I

Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4WiyxXpyZc

Urban Country - Gonna Need a Grave
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9chF9gYZqI

Rammstein - Engel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSaa3vC_n2k

Brother Dege - Crazy Motherfucker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNnYgI4yKDI

Adam Gussow - Crossroads Blues
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeMis-B7f58

Skrillex - Summit (feat. Ellie Goulding)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-e_3Cg9GZFU

AC/DC - Thunderstruck
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2AC41dglnM

David Lindley - Soul Of A Man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c06ttCG75Co

The Builders and the Butchers - Bringin' Home the Rain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzDqCcTeSmY


Friday, November 24, 2017

Fibromyalgia, A General Talk About It

Fibromyalgia: So if you drink coffee it's bad for it. If you take a nape because you did NOT drink coffee it's bad for it. If you don't move enough it's bad for it. If you move too much it's bad for it. 80 of good tasting food is bad for it. Over the counter pain meds don't generally work well with it and doctors won't give you the good stuff anymore, not to mention Fibro sufferers tend to get used to pain meds fast and they stop working. Don't sleep well it's bad for it. Sleep too much it's bad for it. To cold it's bad for it. To hot it's bad for it. To dry it's bad for it. To hot it's bad for it. Basically if you get the right mix of everything once a year for a 3 or 4 hour stretch, you are doing good. BTW, I'd rather DIE than give up coffee.

Thing is 70% of the time I have not one idea why I'm flaring. I also flair in several ways, not just piles and piles of pain. Sometimes I end up itching all over to the point I literally can't sleep or want to take a belt sander to myself. Other times I have an upset tummy and am dizzy. The list is long.

Most of the time though it's pain. It will start in my neck and then move to my head (headache). It will move down my back and across my chest (wrapping around) from left to right. The it moves into my arms and legs. Most of the time I feel first hot as hell when this happens then later I feel cold as hell.

I do all the stretches and stuff I've been shown to do. I stay away from triggers for the most part. I do literally FORGET I can't have sugar now and then and I will end up paying for it for 2 days. This is the hard one, I remember all the other food triggers (there actually are not many) but sugar seems to slip my mind. More than likely because there is a craving for it that will never go away.

For eight weeks I had been taking CBD pills now. They worked like a dream for the pain until a few days ago. Well like a lot of things for pain, my system got used to it and it stopped working. I used to have a doctor that would try ANYTHING to stop the pain, well I have tried most industrial pain meds and my body got used to them very fast, faster than it is safe to keep upping the dosage.

I've also taken one mount rounds of many other kinds of medication that is good for some Fibro sufferers. Only one of them worked for a while and it took the pain away for about three months then like hitting a wall just stopped working.

Every night about 10 pm I go down and I do my walking in the basement. I don't do it outside as this part of town is not great at night and I want to not be doing it with a lot of people around. Every morning I do my stretches. If I do NOT do them I will pay for it by mid day.

Distracting the mind seems to help a lot as well. This is the #2 reason I'm on Facebook all day and watch a lot of TV, Netflix and YouTube videos. It keeps my mind off the pain. When it's hellish (thank god this is not often) I can't focus and end up in bed until it's over. This for me is normally only a day or two. Some people flair for months at a time so I am very lucky.

There is also the matter of getting doctors to actually think it's a real condition. My current GP does NOT actually think it is. The fact that it's in text books and there have been many studies done on the condition does not seem to phase them for some reason. I'm also stuck because the only one in town that might actually think it's real I'm kind of sure is not going to be here long.

So like the majority of Fibro and CFS sufferers I am screwed. Nothing helps for long and doctors won't rotate you threw the narcotics to keep you from being resistant. In fact they won't even give you any. I do understand this though; the fact that prescribed pain meds have killed more people that H does not escape me.

There is a wide variation of things that hurt Fibro depending on the person. A good example of this is a friend takes 1 sip of whiskey and she is in level 7 or 8 pain for 3 or 4 days. I on the other hand can drink it until I can't hold onto the floor and nothing happens to the pain level. BUT give me 1 can of Coke and I'm done for 2 days (currently sipping on a Coke Zero - it don't mess with me).

So well, it's a crap shoot to say the least. All you can do is find what works for you and hope for the best. BTW the strangest thing helps me - holding onto a stuffed cat toy. This will reduce the pain levels as I pretend it's a real kitty and pet it. I don't get why, it just works.