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Indian philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti : “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

"The bottom line is that the same supplement used by two different people for the same condition can produce two entirely different results. What does that mean? It means that gulping down "miracle herbs" and "miracle supplements" to treat disease is like trying to hit a clay pigeon in the sky, with a 22-caliber rifle . . . while blindfolded. The odds are very much against you.

The secret to health, the secret to all the success that the great alternative healers share, is that they look to raise every inch of a person's Personal Health Line. If you do that, if you raise the entire line, the odds are in your favor. In fact, it's almost impossible to miss."

Jon Barron...

on using glucotor.
on balancing blood sugar.
Jon Barron is the person to whom I turn to for verification, whenever I read about something new. (This doesn't mean I follow every recommendation he makes, or follow a vegetarian diet which he recommends - just that he writes with such clarity about complicated conditions and presents a scientific approach to the subject of nutritional therapy.

George Bernard Shaw

"It is easy... terribly easy... to shake a man's faith in himself. To take advantage of that, to break a man's spirit, is the devil's work"

Words of wisdom by J.K.Rowling
The single mother's manifesto

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January 2010 - my life has to change

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Ok this is not a pretty sight - a picture taken last summer at a neighbour's 21st
but it doesn't do me any favours to ignore it either...

so at the beginning of January I started taking a long hard look at my life

approaching a 65th birthday

over 50% body fat - so that's morbidly obese then! Didn't like it when they called me a geriatric primagravida :)
nobody says it to you though - 'weight' an issue to be avoided - and yes I don't think it is what my friends/family see first but it is how the rest of the world sees me and if I want to survive another 20-30 years and be healthy then after carrying it round with me for nigh on 30 years (as one doctor kindly said I won't suffer from brittle bones) it is time to change my ways for good (in both senses!)
24th Mar 2010, 08:56  


Caine says:

In what way? Nice shot.

24th Mar 2010, 09:00

Vivupclose says:

too kind Caine :)

it's me as I am I accept it - I don't feel bad about it - else I wouldn't have posted it - I'm not punishing myself I am just - to use what could be described as my new 'buzz' word being aware!

I'm sharing this because I think it might help me - not into groups - don't want other people's dogma - want to make my own decisions and make my life what I want it to be.

24th Mar 2010, 09:34

Caine says:

I see. That's all good, it's important to accept yourself and think for yourself, which is always a challenge, I find, and a good one. I'm always learning, and I enjoy that. :)

24th Mar 2010, 09:42

Vivupclose says:

Yes I am enjoying the reading/learning


24th Mar 2010, 09:59

Rich says:

I've had ups and downs with my weight since forever, I'm fairly certain I've got some pufferfish genes in my DNA somewhere. I was a properly fat teenager until I was 16, when a dodgy meal on holiday in Greece meant I lost 3 stone in a fortnight. Probably not the most recommended method but it did work for me.
Managed to mainly keep the weight off until I started working for RBS and they moved to an industrial estate. There was nothing to eat but the greasiest bacon and I basically stopped doing any exercise because it was too far to cycle and I was too tired to do anything else at the end of the day. Since leaving I've trimmed down slightly, I think the key is really to cut down on snacking as much as possible, just stick with main meals even if the main meals are basically unchanged. Maybe just breakfast and dinner. Also, bacon. Eating much less bacon is unfortunately key to me not getting fatter. Also also, shop/garage sandwiches. Might as well just inject mayo straight into my veins.

So, um, yeah. Solidarity, sister!

24th Mar 2010, 10:57

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24th Mar 2010, 12:00

Vivupclose says:

Cheers Rich

24th Mar 2010, 12:52

swamprose says:

I just found this blog. Good work, Viv. For me, it's been different problems, and yes, now it looks like we can live a lot longer, and life is not over when you're 65 anymore. I'm with you, sister!

26th Mar 2010, 17:22

Viv says:

Cheers Linda and thanks for the email :) Will get back to you - just got back from a good night at the blues club :)

27th Mar 2010, 00:04