Early Spring Morning

It is the third day of Spring. 29 F outside and the earth smells of water. I took the dog for his morning walk. I had a cup of tea. I don’t know what I am going to do today. I have to lose some weight, but over the last month I have been gaining weight again. I guess I have to bite the bullet and just quit eating so much.

I have a little money in the bank now, but not a lot. There might be enough to spend some to promote this blog, though there is nothing here to promote. What would I do, buy advertising to promote my personal journal? Sounds like a dumb plan. Maybe I should go back to writing poetry. My three book reviews are not getting any traffic. Maybe I should sell herbs. Maybe I should buy some more herbs.

The only way I have managed to lose weight over the last few years was when I went over to a plant based diet. I may switch over and do that today. I seem to gain weight like crazy on dairy and eggs. I have been doing some light weight lifting for the past week, but it is nothing to challenge me. I walk in my room and I walk the dog in the yard. I have been cutting the drinking out of my life. Perhaps this journal will become the chronicle of my transformation.

I have some things to think about this morning. I have some major changes to make in my life. I can’t go through life as an obese alcoholic any more. I have to get my life together and make something out of what time I have left on the earth. The sun is shining this morning and it is time to get going on my work. I don’t need to sell anything to become famous and rich. I need to find ways to help people and write articles for this blog. No more wondering what to do every day to pass the time. I need to meditate, and think, and write.

Skinny Bastard

Skinny Bastard is a book about how to lose weight and get into better shape by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. It is also a lot of vegan propaganda about how bad meat dairy and eggs are for you and the animals. I actually read this book twice. The authors are fairly rude and crude, but this makes the book a quick read and carries their message in a memorable fashion.

For a while there this book caused me to adopt a vegan diet. I lost a bit of weight but couldn’t stick to this manner of eating. Yes, farm animals have a rough life, but it is the price they pay for having any life at all. A lot of people have a rough life. The fact is that people have been eating animal foods from before homo sapiens even existed, in other words, throughout all the history of human life. Hunting is what caused humanity to develop tool technology. Of course it meant the extinction of some species, but things are different now. For the most part we breed the animals we eat.

Skinny Bastard is the book for men these authors wrote after releasing their book for women, Skinny Bitch. I am not entirely sure what kind of men these women had in mind as their reader when they wrote this, but it was probably some drunk-ass college boy who lives on fast food and cheap beer. Seriously, most men I know are more intelligent than to succumb to some emotional, one-sided pitch for the animals and to be convinced that they should give up the foods that have made humanity strong. Overall I liked Skinny Bastard, but the message it conveys is lost on me. If you are looking for some easy reading vegan propaganda, give Skinny Bastard a read.