Friday, July 30, 2010

Two sets of eyes

Howdy from the land of yearling ticks and grasshoppers!

I was listening to Old Red on the way to work. His poem was about two cowboys standing in the early morning light around the remuda. While waiting their turn to call for their mount for the day one cowboy was commenting on the negative aspects of a bay horse in the group.The other cowboy was asking if he meant the one with all the good features. The first cowboy was thinking the second was looking at a different horse. In the end each was looking at the same bay horse and seeing different things----two different sets of eyes looking at the same thing----no difference than anything we do in life.

While driving to work I got to thinking about my two sets of eyes. I have developed two different views while on my road trip. The view is still changing , I realize.

Once upon a time I was on a DIET, now I have begun to CHANGE THE WAY I EAT . At one time I would WORK OUT,EXERCISE,BUST MY ASS now I PRACTICE,PLAY,MOVE and USE CALORIES.There was a time I would CHEAT on my DIET now I eat WHAT I WANT and REALIZE WHAT I PUT IN MY MOUTH and WHAT EFFECT IT HAS ON ME.

There was a point in my life (for a long time) when I felt I DESERVED A TREAT now I realize I DAMN SURE DESERVE TO EAT BETTER and BE HEALTHIER.

Most importantly I think,for a long time I looked thru eyes that felt I had LITTLE CONTROL over my weight, now I see I am the ONLY ONE THAT HAS CONTROL.

Two sets of eyes, two points of view, I now realize------
I see it is up to me.

Pearl of Wisdom from the mind of WEL
Life is too damn short to put up with dumbasses.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Howdy from the land of barking dogs and flighty heifers!

I just did not realize how many joints I really have in my body until the last year.I mean I have always known I have two feet with joints, because all my life they have hurt (their FLAT). I have known for years I have two knee joints, because they HURT. But for a while I have begun to feel joints in my hands, elbows and let's not forget the ones in my neck!!! This age thing is beginning to suck.

And Muata better not write and say to take it easy because a Gentleman My Age needs to be careful---LOL.

My point is , while I travel down my fat loss highway,I have been trying different things in an effort to lose fat faster or gain more muscle. Some of these things work well, some make my joints hurt more than necessary. So, I suppose I should take stock in the advice Muata gives me and try and have a little patience in this trip.It seems the more I push the more I run into resistance.

Wishing I would get there just won't make it happen.

Pearl of Wisdom form the Mind of WEL
If wishes were horses , beggars would ride.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Four letter lesson

Howdy from the land of sweaty shirts and dark sunglasses!

Just a quick post.

It is hot, my Full Pak Trac was tuff today.I hope it is better tomorrow.

Pearl of Wisdom from the Mind of WEL
Last four letters in American is I CAN
Last four letters in Republican is I CAN
Last four letters of Democrats is RATS
End of lesson.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Dog Day Challenge

Howdy from the land of red heifers and summer thunder boomers!

It feels like a regular summer around these parts this year.This is what the gulf coast is suppose to be in summer, thunder showers coming in from the gulf and hot humid days.

Today I start my next cycle, appropriately named "The Dog Days of Summer Whama Bam Mix Up Cycle". I am gonna do a 6 week cycle and then a couple of weeks of rest . My plan is to get my routine rolling and make it until Sept 1 so I can have the heat of summer behind me and the cool days of fall ahead.

Now for the challenge----I challenge you to get a mix up calorie burning routine going yourself. Come on, you can do it----get up off your ass and move something. Dance while you vacuum , touch your toes while getting out of the car, park in the back row at work----you get the idea.

Also, if you can think of a way for me to add a mix up to my mix up , let me know-----and NO don't say jog or run because these knees don't do that kinda stuff.

Any new item that will add a few burned up calories to my routine will add up and at the same time keep me from becoming bored.

See ya down the road, take the challenge, it is a good thing.

Pearl Of Wisdom from the Mind of WEL
If your sister hits ya, don't hit her back, they always catch the second person.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

What kinda man are ya?

Howdy from the land of wishes and dreams!

Saw a "Pearl" attributed to the Late Great Will Rogers. It said there are three kinds of men,#1 the ones that learn by reading #2 the ones that learn by observation #3 the rest of them have to pee on the electric fence to find out for themselves.

I'll give ya three guesses to which group this cowboy falls in.The answer, I am sure won't be surprising but it will give ya a jolt.

Yep, I just have a hard time accepting the answer someone gives me. I have paid for that habit a number of times.

Today, I put on my boots and weighted vest and did a Full Pak Trac at lunch, to hell with this rest cycle. I can't stand it no more,I got to move. But I won't start the next "Dog Days of Summer Wham Bam Mix Up Cycle" until Monday. This cycle will be 6 weeks and I will rest on Wednesdays.My main focus on this cycle will be the weekends---consistency and moderation.

See ya down the road.

Pearl of Wisdom from the Mind of WEL
I may be in group #3 but I don't need to pee on that fence twice.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Part time?

Howdy from the land of bitter weeds and bull nettles!

I could not read when I was to start the third grade. Damn the rotten luck! I had the same teacher for the first and second grades and I guess she had a hard time teaching a smart ass brat to read when he would rather catch lizards and pill bugs.

I remember Mom getting some phonics records----no young folks , not cd's not online not even tapes----records, vinyl, 45's I think.Anyway, my older sisters worked with me all summer so I could try and catch up and move into third grade. I am still trying to catch up with my reading skills.

At 56 years old, I like to read 100 times more than I did at 20.I get a lot from reading stuff that I never dreamed I would be interested in. That is one thing that has really helped my journey in the Land of Lard Ass Reduction.I get a lot of information from reading other blog spots.I get a lot from reading other folks methods of fat loss.I get to think about how this will work for me and how it won't.

Today, I was reading the AntiJared's post and he said something to the effect that he was not doing weight loss "Part Time". Now that got me to thinking.

This year I have only been working at this journey part time----like maybe 80% of the time. In 2009 I was working at it around 96%. the biggest difference between the two amounts is ---in 2009 even at 96% I was able to lose a good amount of FAT. This year at 80% I am not losing nearly enough because I don't have as much to lose.

So,if I stay at this only 80% of the time, I will never reach my goal of losing 100 pounds of lard.I got to step it up and get out of "PART TIME" and back into "Full Time"-----part time is for retirement.

Pearl of Wisdom from the Mind of WEL
Ya can't get it , ya can't stay.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Rest cycle

Howdy from the land of grasshoppers and damn snails!!

We got more grasshoppers and snails than ought to be allowed ( where is Obama?we need a law about them snails).If I was still going to the tank with a cane pole, I would never run out of bait. And the snails are all over the house , all the way to the roof. They have already ate about four bags of snail bait---aka snail chow!

Well the June Cycle is done. I think I should have called it the June Roller Coaster.Man what a month! Up, down, round the curve, small hurdles in the blind spots----whee, what a ride.

Anyway, I scaled in at the end at 217.Now I guess , I am pleased enough with the end of THIS cycle.I am not at my historic low of 214.8 but I am working in that direction.

I now am going on my rest cycle. It will be two weeks in length. I will walk at lunch but without my boots and without my weight vest. Just little ole me.I am not going to do any BWE or Dumb Bells during this two week cycle.

After this Rest Cycle I will start another Whama Bama Bad Ass cycle to be named latter.

Stay tuned and honk if ya see me on the road. Honk if ya lose some fat. Honk if ya get out and do some exercise----hell just honk----folks will look at ya like you are crazy and you can just laugh and laugh.

Pearl of Wisdom from the Mind of WEL
If ya explain yourself and folks just don't get it, quit explaining and move on, They ain't gonna get it.