Exercise And More

While I was at the Veterans’ Medical Center for my routine 6-months’ check up, my doctor, bless her little heart, said, “We would like for you to walk more.” What she did not know is that I routinely walk and jog a minimum of at least 12 city blocks every morning at 6:00 A.M., that the weather permits. But, taking her at her word, I decided to add a few block to the distance for the last few mornings and I can tell you, “I am feeling it.”

But there is an up side to all this — I am sleeping much more soundly. I am dreaming long, interesting lucid dreams and remembering them. And since I have started on watching my eating a little more closely, I have managed to drop 5 pounds in a few days.

So what am I eating now?

I only have coffee before I begin the jog/run.walk routine and when I get back home, I start the day with two eggs and 4 ounces of ham. Ham is very light in calories and filled with muscle-sustaining protein.

Lunch is a huge salad (More than Two large cups of salad greens plus a little baked chicken breast, a few bits of fresh apple, some walnuts, a few cherry tomatoes …

Dinner around 6:00 P.M., is something like a sandwich and soup. Very light eating for the final meal of the day.

Of course I am making sure to get at least 6 glasses of water each day.

Am I suggesting that you eat this way? No, I am not. If you change your way of eating you need to consult with your personal physician or nutritionist and I am neither of those … so do not duplicate anything that I talk about because I am only sharing what works for me.

There is this website called, “Medium” that has all kinds of informative and interesting stories … and, if you pay them a fee, and if you can meet their writing standards, you can write for them too.

The first article I submitted to this site was rejected outright.

If they think I am going to pay them $5 per month or $50 per year to be on their site, they have another think coming because there are similar sites that don’t charge a dime.

Those horrible condominium collapses at Florida’s “Surfside” community got me to thinking …. “If ever I build another house, it is going to have a foundation that goes down to bedrock and the foundation and the structure itself are going to be poured, reinforced concrete with a lot of interior supporting columns.”

Fortunately my present home is solid, the entire expanse of my home is on one floor and the foundations are very solid indeed. I have always insisted on being less than conservative about anything that I buy and — again fortunately — none of my properties are anywhere near a coastline or an ocean.

After hearing the news about Surfside, the question arose, “I wonder how many of the hundreds of other buildings in that area are all concrete-cancered-out just waiting for the same thing to happen to them. After reading about all the negligence in inspections down there and the resulting tragedy at those condo towers, there is no damned way that I would ever consider living there.

So that’s it for today. Have a good one.

Your Friend,


Author: John

https://linesbyliming.com/ American Citizen Opinion Blogger -- Inspired and Educated, smart but not all that gorgeous.

One thought on “Exercise And More”

  1. I was ‘invited’ to write for Medium a few years ago, no charge for me. I submitted a couple of articles that they printed and I was immediately bombarded by ignorant and persistent trolls being rudely aggressive about either my writing skills, or the topic. That was it for me, and I have never ventured on there since. Life’s too short for that crap.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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