Apparently, there’s some law that says all bloggers must blog about certain days when they are in the current, prank on April Fools (Perhaps the Beer and Ice Cream Diet will ride again!), and blah, blah, blah (Save the Life of My Child!). Well, because I’m a wordy bastard, I will say this much about today:
“Ides” is an early label that signifies division – equal division, so that there are two halves.
Months were once built around phases of the moon, and a full moon was called the ides, because the full moon is in the middle of the lunar cycle.
In the Roman culture, two monthly days were called Ides – the 15th of some months, and the 13th of some months – interesting that one of the few days more ominous than today is Friday the 13th!
Why was the Ides so ominous? Why were there such superstitions about the day? Because it was based on the day of the full moon – when everyone goes nuts.
One probably was more likely to get murdered during a full moon than any other time, just because of the effect a full moon has on people in general (notice that the word “lunatic” is rooted in the word “lunar” – for moon).
Today’s workout was just a stretch and warmup, with a small amount of exercise to follow. In the past week, I’ve had to deal with some issues and working out has been put on the back burner. I’ve already mentioned the reasons in the preceding blog posts (of which there were very few over the past week and a half) so I’ll spare you a repetition of the excuses. This blog is, after all, about few things – losing weight being chief among them; excuses – just the opposite.
Just hopped on the scale. I’m maintaining at 456.6 lbs. Since the “shit hit the fan” (so to speak) last week, I’ve essentially put 7 pounds back on. Unimportant. The important thing is that despite the issues I had to deal with, I still ate healthy, and was as active as I could be under the circumstances. Because of that, I’m in a far better position to hop back on than I could be.
I know a lot of people hate plateaus. Not me, in fact, because of the negativity associated with the label, you generally won’t see that word used much by me. You’re welcome to use any word you like, of course, but I think the label “maintain” allows one to appreciate and respect what a plateau is and should be – welcome and healthy, as opposed to what most people view it as – not a plateau at all, but simply more of an uphill battle.
Stay tuned in the near future for a blog post about plateaus!
Let me tell you – I have a LOT to choose from today, and really, for the next week or so. I’ll try to keep it down to three daily, and I’ll make sure at least one of them is from the current day.
In the ongoing story of SheBANGS’s weight loss, we are treated to a brief tale of motivation and discussion of two different types of events that make running fun! One includes zombies!
Natural Knowledge 24/7 shares the top ten cancer risk foods.
Also from SheBANGS come a list that ALL OF YOU SHOULD LOOK AT! This is a great reference tool for ANYONE trying to lose weight!
SOME THINGS BEAUTIFUL
The same problem I had with the specials today I also have with today’s image. So, for the next few days or so, we’ll be putting up at least 2 different images. Hey, if I get some positive feedback about it, I may even consider keeping it that way.
I’ve been wanting to put this one up since the blog posts feel by the wayside, so I’ve been saving it for my return. Take a good look, it’s quite impressive. Especially the fish.
And now, something for our mascot, Buddha!