05/23/21 – This May Help You Lose Weight


Losing weight and keeping it off is one of the hardest things I know of to accomplish. And yet being over-weight is believed to be related to heart attacks, need for joint replacements and increased likelihood of harm from diseases such as the Coronavirus.

There are so many approaches to losing weight, many of which are so complicated that most of you will tire of the approach and regain the weight you initially lost, if not gain even more weight than when you started.

This approach by Adam Thrall is rather simple and just may work.

Five Tips for Losing Weight

By Adam Thrall


The Autobiography and Other Writings

By Benjamin Franklin

This is the particular copy of the Franklin autobiography that I have; but, I suspect any Franklin autobiography would be well worth reading whether or not it contained other writings.

There is an incredible amount of good advice in this autobiography that will benefit you and society if you will act upon it.

A fascinating and unconventionally educated man, Benjamin Franklin imparts—in his own words—wisdom and remarkable life lessons on the art of living with great personal integrity (Source: Amazon)


I just finished watching all 43 episodes of this revival of Rod Serling’s classic show. There are some good episodes in the collection, but I thought many were rather pedestrian.  My favorite was “Memphis”, about a law clerk with six months left to live due to an inoperable brain tumor finds himself transported back in time to Memphis, Tennessee on the day of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.

The show was cancelled after its first season and to be honest I was rather glad when I made it through the very last episode. 

The Twilight Zone

Narrated by Forest Whitaker

The Twilight Zone is the second of three revivals of Rod Serling’s original 1959–64 television series. It aired for one season on the UPN network, with actor Forest Whitaker assuming Serling’s role as narrator and on-screen host. It premiered on September 18, 2002, and aired its final episode on May 21, 2003. (Source: Wikipedia)


I  Want A New Drug

By Huey Lewis and The News

(Ed Sullivan Show – Oct. 28, 1956)


We Are All Works of Art

The only question is how good of an artist do you wish to be.


Chef Ronaldo

There is a lot more to being a world famous chef like Chef Ronaldo than many may think. Most people think it is just about hanging out with celebrities and whipping up a few exotic dishes once in a while. Well, yes that is true.

But there is a lot of other more mundane things to being a world class chef such as interviewing people to staff your world-class restaurants. Here is a photo of Chef Ronaldo conducting an interview.






Presidential Candidates

If you have been around very long, you know that politicians and political parties change over time. As these politicians and political parties change, perhaps your allegiance to them should be reconsidered to see if they continue to serve your best interests.


In and Out of Your Control



Are you doing the best you can?
I can do better  68.42%  (13 votes) 
Yes  31.58%  (6 votes) 
No  0%  (0 votes) 
Total Votes: 19
Do you support our police?
Yes and I am an independent  64.71%  (11 votes) 
Yes and I am a conservative  35.29%  (6 votes) 
No and I am a conservative  0%  (0 votes) 
Yes and I am a liberal  0%  (0 votes) 
No and I am a liberal  0%  (0 votes) 
No and I am an independent  0%  (0 votes)
Total Votes: 17
What do you believe is the source of your freedom?
The creator (whatever you conceive that to be) and I am an independent  47.06%  (8 votes)  
The creator (whatever you conceive that to be) and I am a conservative  29.41%  (5 votes)  
Government and I am an independent  17.65%  (3 votes)  
Government and I am a conservative  5.88%  (1 votes)  
Government and I am a liberal  0%  (0 votes)  
The creator (whatever you conceive that to be) and I am a liberal  0%  (0 votes) 
Total Votes: 17
Regarding taxes and government benefits?
I pay more in taxes than benefits I receive  73.33%  (11 votes) 
My payments and benefits are about equal  20%  (3 votes) 
I receive more benefits than I pay in taxes  6.67%  (1 votes) 
Total Votes: 15
Do you believe science is a collection of firmly established truths or simply our current best explanation of something?
Our current best explanation of something  84.21%  (16 votes) 
Science is a collection of firmly established truths  15.79%  (3 votes) 
Total Votes: 19


If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00

However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life, 

only you can do that.

My Final Cover

This book can be ordered from Amazon or Barnes & Nobles.



8 thoughts on “05/23/21 – This May Help You Lose Weight

      • Unfortunately “This may help you loose weight” was one man’s opinion. His choice of foods were not good because he is advocating too many carbs which is not healthy for the average person! Also it’s not about minimizing calories. That’s “old school”. It’s about eliminating sugar, lowering carbs, adding good fats and excercise in order to loose weight & keep it off, a lifestyle change not a diet! Please see Dr.Benjamin Bikman on Utube “Why we get sick”. Also look up Dr Jason Fung who talks about the role insulin resistance plays in many, many diseases.
        On the other hand there was some good advice on how to gain portion control and what not to eat. Except for the fats. We need healthy fats. One reason is because they keep us from snacking by keeping us satiated longer.


      • Carol, I believe powerlifter Adam Thrall was just sharing in short and entertaining fashion some simple and easy to implement tips that helped him lose some pounds and others may or may not find those tips helpful.


  1. My parents had a mixed marriage. My later father was a conservative, and my mother was a liberal. A few years back she said the Dems are no longer the same. She switched parties. Mind you, she’d been a Dem for DECADES. I guess sometimes the parties do change and we voters do change our political allegiance.

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    • I believe wise voters do change their allegiance to a candidate or political party when they change, but I suspect too many just continue as they always have. I heard that the Chinese have a saying that both white shirts and politicians are best when new. As always Priscilla, thank you for sharing your insights.

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