MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL

Image result for clipart man in mirrorThis is the time I ask the man in the mirror the big question. If I drink and eat this year like I did last year where will I be? We both smiled as I fired back the answer.

I will be 35 for the 51st time. The blood pressure when resting will be 90 something over 50 something. If I am really working out hard the blood pressure might jump to 130 something over 60 something.

My weight will move between 143 and 145. Do you remember when it had been as high as 254 and up and down like a yoyo? Did you forget that the blood pressure was as high as 204/105?

This New Year will be Healthy and Happy, just like last year. The mirror smiled, and I did too.

Being healthy is not a Sprint. It is a Marathon. Warning. Here come the “hurry up and fail, instant gratification folks with the miracle stuff to make us lose weight and look new and fantabulous. The Diet industry makes the move at the beginning of the New Year. I have been there, done that many times in the last 85 years. Being on a diet is not sustainable for the long pull.

 

WAFO . Our bodies must have only two fuels, water and food. We all add other things every day and get that stuff into the gut.  I took the flue shot again this year and am not overjoyed with the results. Almost every day I enjoy a couple dark chocolate kisses.  I don’t count calories. Most every day I have a “Sweet Treat”. But every day I drink about 70 ounces of water “WA” and eat “FO”  7 or more fresh and fresh frozen fruits and veggies and nuts.  That is a consistent part of my life since June 12, 2006. I do not drink Soda Pop PERIOD.

WASL. Our bodies perform two vital functions, or we are dead as a door nail.

  1. WA          I walk. We must have motion. There are too many choices for me, so I walk briskly every day. Most days I walk briskly for 40 to 48 minutes. At my age anything under a 20-minute mile is brisk. This has been a consistent part of my life since June 12, 2006. I have averaged almost 9000 steps a day. My goal this year is to do 10,000 steps a day and to speed up the pace a bit.
  2.   SL     SLEEP       That is sleep. The body is like a smart phone. It loses its “OMPH”. Sleep gives us a recharge. Top Docs say we need 8 hours of sleep. I am working on it.

If I can do it, you can too. Diets are not sustainable for the long pull. My advice is WAFO WASL. Save you money and have a Healthy Happy new year.

 

 


SAY HI TO THE CRYSTAL COWPILE

In the 1980s I had a monthly newsletter with about 100 subscribers around the country. The goal was to get folks to stop taking experts so seriously. I remember some of my "stuff."

If banks are so poor , how come they keep building new branch offices.

Gold was selling for about $ 600 an ounce. I predicted  that gold would go to $800 , then again it may go to $400.

I informed my readers that I was an expert weather predictor and was never wrong.  I gave them a sample of my prediction.

"There is a 50% chance it will rain today. Tomorrow there is a 50% chance it won't rain. I am never wrong."

What scares the badingle out of me is there were and still are people who believe every dumb thing that  EXPERTS say.. X is an unknown and a SPIRIT is a drip under pressure.

I gor David Troub (who became the Queen of England's official British Empire Glass blower "to blow the CRYSTAL COW PILE

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From time to time I will gaze into the Crystal Cow Pile and  my goal is to get you to

THINK DANG IT THINK


35 IS THE NEW 86

 

I had my 35th  birthday again this month and it will be the 51st time.. In order for me to stay 35 years old every year, I must pay attention to to only two fuels to feed this machine called  MY BODY.  Two two fuels - lets call WAFO ( WATER AND FOOD)

Water: Get addicted to water instead of sugar drinks. drink a bunch of water

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Food:  WAFO

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The place where we have our Noggin-Gut and all the parts on the outside that jiggle is called BODY. That is where we live.

 

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This body we live in must do just two things to say alive.

WALK and SLEEP.  Let's call that WASL

  • it must move- get in motion. TOO MANY CHOICES   so walk -WALK EVERY DAY _ SHOOT FOR 10,000 STEPS EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

Walk: WA

Walk briskly for a minimum of of five minutes but get up to 20 to 45 minutes every day for the rest of your life.

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SLEEP  (SL)

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THIS HOUSE WE LIVE IN NEEDS MOTION SO WALK  EVERY DAY (wa)

AND OUR BODY LOSES ITS OOMMPPPHH

-SO  WORK UP TO EIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP EVERY DAYSLEEP EVERY DAY .

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THIS IS BEEFITBOB WITH YOUR HAPPY HEALTHY TIP OF THE DAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


LOOKING INTO THE CRYSTAL COWPILE

 

I SEE A

 

2012-11-26 08.42.39-10I see a SPEED TRAIN  coming to and from Dallas stopping in Mineola.

I SEE NEW HIGH PAY JOBS ALONG HIGHWAY 80


THE CRYSTAL COWPILE

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TRANSPORTATION OF THE FUTURE IN VAN ZANDT COUNTY

 

I had the honor to represent Van Zandt County at the 11th Annual Transportation Forum in Austin. We can be proud of the Texas Department of Transportation folks in this county. I 20 and the State roads 110, 19, 17, 64, , and more are getting better. Our TxDot and their contractors have done a fantastic job on tight budgets and horrible weather, tornados, and floods. I heard this from officials from different regions of the state. Next time you slow down or stop because they are fixing something, be sure to give a “thumbs up” to the Best of the Best.

Propositions 1 and 7, and House Bill 20 will now put dollars directly into Texas roads.  The voters made it clear that Sales Tax Gasoline tax is to stay in road work and not a political grab bag.  The federal government got the same message loud and clear. Both parties quickly passed the bill and the President signed it. $105 Billion Dollars is to come to the states for fixing up the Interstate roads, but they do not get the money unless the project is “SHOVEL READY”.

The Councils of Government,Metropolition Planning Organizations,Regional Mobilitiy Authorities , Ecomomic Develoment Officials, Construction Contractors, Rail Experts, and Engineering Firms have been burning the midnight oil to be ready for 2016.

Here are just a few projects ready to roll. I- 69 is starting construction from Houston to the North East Corner of Texas. This will give a boost to chemical and other Gulf Coast industry, relieve congestion and increase employment opportunities in East Texas

 A 400 foot plus high bridge over the Port of Corpus Christi is a go. This will allow for the BIG BOATS when the Panama Canal get dredged deeper. The big boats will a give tremendous boost to the economy. We have 11 deep water ports in Texas. An ocean going tanker came out of Aransas Pass this month with Texas oil heading overseas. Congress cleared the way this year for the US to export oil for the first time since the 1970s.

Texas Department of Transportation is studied by Other States and Nations. They were there taking notes. TxDot allocates the dollars smartly. They plan what goes where and when. TxDot has three bosses, the customer (that’s us), the tax payer, and the legislators. They serve us all well.

We have the best and brightest minds planning ahead. Rail will double by 2040. We have 195,000 miles of state maintained roads. That amounts to over two trillion dollars of assets. There are 53,000 bridges, 10,000 miles of rail, and the largest air transportation in the US with DFW and Bush as the anchors.

If Texas were a country, it would be the 14th largest economy in the world.

The next five years are a game changer. Cars will be safer. There will be driverless cars on the road this year. We will drive less and rideshare more, work remotely more. The Millennials will outnumber all people over thirty-five. There will be more walking and riding bicycles to work in the large cities. Oh yes. We will figure out how to fix our county roads.

It is a great time to live in North East Texas.