Thursday, July 29, 2010

Great Late Night Snack

I was staying up until my wife came home and during that time I was getting hungry. So I was looking to have a low carb snack that tasted great and was simple. I was looking in the refrigerator and found some mushrooms. So I sautéed the mushrooms with olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. It was excellent! The key of making good mushrooms is to cook them till they are moist and soft in the middle. Oh, this dish is very low in calories and carbs. I made enough to fill 1.5 cups.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Low Carb or No Carb?

For the last week and a half, I have been experimenting with going no carb. Within that time I have lost over 6 pounds. One thing that I have found is when I ate some carbs this last weekend, I gained a lot of weight....I was also eating till I was full all of the time. I mean I was just shoveling it in. But now it is Thursday and I am down to 234 when I was 241 before I started. I am trying to go more than one week straight through so wish me luck and I hope I can see the results that some of my friends are seeing with this. They have lost about 30 pounds per month.

Just to let you know, I have always been against low or no carb diets. Fruits and some starches are just to good for you to pass up. I plan on going back on my normal diet once I hit a certain weight. I will keep you posted.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Plantar Fasciitis Under Control

I have been having plantar fasciitis for a couple of months and because of me taking care of my feet and stretching them out, I am good as new....mostly. I am thinking about running again but I will see what the treadmill says first.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Feet Hurt Again!!

My left foot and partially my right, has been suffering from Plantar Fasciitis again. This time I didn't let it go for over a year and have been working on stretching and keeping from working it to much for the last few months. I can honestly say now that I have been feeling better and my feet are getting back to where they need to be. I went to the gym last night and was on the elliptical machine for an hour and my feet both felt good. Now my calvese are sore but that it is to be expected since I haven't worked them for awhile.

If you ever get Plantar Fasciitis, I would highly recommend start stretching 3-4 times throughout the day for 30 seconds per foot.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

You Only Have One Chance

I was thinking about life while I was traveling for work. It hit me that we only have one chance at life and to enjoy it as much as possible. I think sometimes to when I do something, I feel like I will have a chance to do it again later. Like it was a game of something. I then started to think that I don't have a lot of time left of my life. I want to reach my goals of having the body that I have always wanted, travel as a family to interesting places, and just be happy as a married man and as a father of two beautiful girls.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Bedini Motor for FreeEnergy

I have been working on a Bedini Motor with a friend of mine to try to gain free energy. There are numerous motors out there being created to create over unity which is the act of creating more energy than consumed. The motor that we are making is from scrap material from the trash or garbage that I am able to salvage. I am person that likes to make something from nothing or close to it. It is more of a challenge to create something that works well from miscellaneous parts than to go out and buy all of the components. Here are a couple of pictures from what we were able to create thus far.

Here is my rotor which was used from crap pieces of wood for the structure and an old bicycle wheel.

Here is the coil and circuit. My friend made the circuit and I made the coil with the wire found from an electric motor from a dish washer.

The coil is the weak link so I am trying to devise a way to get the proper wire and also to wind it tighter than I did originally.

Monday, February 22, 2010

How much volume should a person consume?

These last few days I have been eating while on vacation. I am able to put away a whole burger (large size burger), fries and a large glass of water. Then on top of it all eat a third of my wifes burger, some of my children's fries and some of their grilled cheese sandwich. A person should not be able to put that much away and then 1 hour later be just starving.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Aquaponics - The Goal

The goal for me is to have an environment where we can have an attached green house to our existing house so we can setup an aquaponics garden within. This kind of garden would consist of fruits and vegetables off all kinds and depending on the size of the garden, have a large enough tank to hold a lot of fish which we would be able to eat from time to time. I am going to try to setup a mini aquaponic system so I can have one or two plants growing just to prove that I am able to create such an environment.

I added a link to suggest some reading to you who read this.

 Aquaponics-integration of hydroponics with aquaculture (Horticulture systems guide)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

New Name and Feel

I have updated the site to match more to my personality and interests. I love coffee and I also like things that are economical and also ecological to our life style. I have been interested in living healthy and free for a long time so some of the interests that you will see is aquaponics (organic growing of fruits and vegetables and fish). This is an enclosed environment to allow the vegetation supply food to the fish and the fish to supply food to the vegetation growing.

Another interest that I have is over unity motors. Bedini motors are more of my interest for the simple fact that they put out more power then consumed. I have started to build one and am forced to make some changes to the rotor and coil.