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Daily Paul 2014 Resolutions Thread

Resolutions? Please post them below, if you wish to share and if you're looking for support.

I have a few, but two that I'll share. The first one, for the Daily Paul: Raise the bar. I hope you'll all join me in this, DPers. Raise the bar.

What does that mean to you? I'll have more to say in the new year.

Second, I weighed in this morning at 84kg = 185lbs = about 20lbs over my ideal weight.

I could take that off with a fad diet, but as everyone should know by now, diets are only temporary solutions. The weight (and more) eventually just comes boomeranging back. What is required is a lifestyle change. I'm going to make a couple simple changes and see how that works.

The first is to eliminate wheat from my diet. I have been experimenting with this since reading Wheat Belly, by William Davis. If you want to hear the riot act as it pertains to wheat, read that book. According to him, wheat is the source of chronic inflammation, bloating, headaches, and a bunch of other stuff. Not only that, it is addictive like crack! He goes so far as to speculate that the reason high protein, low carb diets (like the Atkins diet) work is simply because they eliminate wheat.

The thing is, wheat is in so many things. It is very difficult to avoid. I thought quitting smoking was hard because you can buy cigarettes practically anywhere. But wheat is evenmore ubiquitous! So it'll be tough.

The second is to subscribe (as much as possible) to the dictum: If it was made from a plant, eat it. If it was made in a plant, don't eat it. LOL!

Good luck everyone, and happy new year.

Michael




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Whew, seriously... I had no idea.....

I hope that you will remember me kindly. please pardon me.
while I go and hug my truck and eat a worm.

LOL.

Maybe you didn't mean it as a joke. But still…
It's all about raising the bar, huh? Hahaha.

Granger, I hope you see the humor in this.

For What it's Worth...

By eliminating wheat and sugar last year I lost 17 stubborn lbs in just three months...and that's the only change I made. I went from 162 lbs down to 145, my optimum weight. I'm 5'8" work hard and am naturally muscular for a woman my age (58). I use stevia instead of sugar and rice pastas and gluten free flour to replace wheat flour. I naturally get a lot of exercise as I work at a nursery and am outside most of the time, so that has not changed, but just eliminating wheat and sugar not only melted off the fat, I just flat out FEEL better - and I am happy! I look good (ask my cowboy!) sleep better have fewer aches and pains and my energy level is elevated. I am sharper and my memory is better. My appetite is less too. So I highly recommend it!

As for my New Years resolution...? To work to get my (now smaller) ass up on the ranch permanently - I've had enough of this back and forth from the city to the country.

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

Agreed

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Resolutions?

Happiest New Year anyways!!!

2013 2013 2013 2013 2013.. better get it out of me now 2013

Been There, Done That

http://www.dailypaul.com/308479/new-years-resolution

On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.

Take more time to meditate.

I am more relaxed, more focused and get much more accomplished than when I do not. This is my New Years resolution.

Michael, just a suggestion, how about the treadmill for 30-45 minutes per day? It worked for me and I still get to eat bread!

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"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

In 2014,

I resolve to fill the deep fryer with bacon grease. Oh, yes I will!

Defend Liberty!

Wheat belly

sure did wonders for the Judge! He looks so much younger. I keep hearing from different 'experts' that the wheat of today is nothing like it used to be and should be.

I found a product which might help you on your way: Shirataki noodles. I've seen two different brand names, one of them is Pasta Zero. You can find it in the grocery where they keep the tofu. It comes in the form of spaghetti, herb fettucini, and even Rice. 20 calories a serving, and zero net carbs. Tonight, I had it with garlic basil chicken meatballs and marinara sauce. Yum.

Well, for the first time in my life, I'm no longer overweight. I found my magic bullet (Atkins), so that's checked off my list! I went from a size 13/14 to size 4/6 from when I started last April 3rd. 47 lbs.

My resolutions are...
to exercise regularly
try to think about quitting smoking ;-)
learn more about liberty principles
improve my marksmanship
Up my preps
Have more fun

Happy New Year, Michael, and every one!

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

Ketogenic Diet supposed to be better than Atkins

Can't speak from personal experience but here's some information

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ketogenic_diets_pie_MCT.svg

RP R3VOLution

i have heard the same thing about wheat.

i have also heard that the wheat today is not the same wheat that our great grandparents consumed.

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.

I want to start applying all I've learned in a positive way

Be the change I want to see in the world, and all that good stuff.

This site has been a great resource for not only gaining and sharing knowledge but also a good place to practice communication with "strangers" and getting their feedback (good and bad... especially the bad) and using that to better define a "purpose" to move towards.

I'd also like to eat less wheat (wife got me a copy of 'Wheat Belly' for xmas), dairy, junk in general, maybe even get physically active... maybe lol. Not that I'm "out of shape" but I'm not in any kind of shape really.

All the best to everyone and their resolutions this year!!! 2014 feels like a great one!

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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Good luck Michael!

My girl and I are both making the similar change, except its pretty drastic for us.... We will be going from long time carb loving, processed food eating vegetarians of 16 years to Primal Blueprint, starting at midnight. Here's to good health! Good Luck! Happy New Year!

Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts

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"When one gets in bed with government,
one must expect the diseases it spreads."
‎"It's not like I'm a powerful person. My ideas are."

This about sums it up for me...

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

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Tell me about it, Chris

What happened?

I wasn't on as much as usual, and when I was on, it was from a completely different timezone in Taiwan. I was on nightshift. My dayshift in Taiwan was the nightshift over here.

A mod unpublished some of your posts. How did that make you feel? And then what happened?

I've been wrapped up traveling, packing, unpacking, looking for stuff you packed, ("Honey, do you know where my deodorant is?"), losing stuff, buying stuff to replace stuff you lost (I lost my deodorant). Standing face to face with Cancer. Inspecting the enemy. Probing its weaknesses, standing in awe of its power to kill. Humans are helpless in the face of some cancers. Liver cancer is one. My mother died of liver cancer. Andy Warhol died of it, a few months earlier than my mom.

Samantha's sister has it. It is pretty much a death sentence. But she's doing well, now. She chose to go the traditional chemo route. Man, chemo is ugly up close. Poison. Her hands got so weirdly wrinkled and dry, like a weird old lady's hands. So weak. No appetite. Miserable.

So they give her 2 years, but the quality of the life is terrible. It is a winding down. People wind up, then they wind down.

I feel pretty 'achievementally challenged' myself now.

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

I've been off workin' in an internet free zone - dad's place.

No coverage. I'm sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. So many people in my life have dropped dead lately that I'm starting to become numb to it. And I don't like that.

How did it make me feel to be unpublished? Unwanted, of course. Well, two of them were dumb Onion videos with only a marginal connection to any relevant topic of discussion. The other was my 'crash bitcoin' post which surprised me with how much negative attention it got. It's just as well that it was unpublished as, like I said, I've been away, and wouldn't have been able to promote it online. Some people have said that crashing the bitcoin network would be impossible but I say you never know till you try. Maybe I'll try it again some other time.

Since you're back in Boston maybe you could check out the new Makerbot 3D printer store which just opened in your town.

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

I'm so sorry! My father at 74 had liver cancer

they couldn't go the chemo route with him because of the age, so they tried a non-conventional route. It didn't kill the cancer, but did make his last days more comfortable. Has she considered the possibility of a combined approach?

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15