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Daily Caloric Intake, for September

—– Here is my daily caloric intake, in September.  I am averaging 1310 daily calories, across 20 days.  Yes, I am slowly losing weight.

—– I am losing one pound, by math, each five days or roughly each week.   One pound has 3500 calories.  And the average diet for an adult is 2000-2500 calories a day.  That comes from the side of a cereal box.  So each of my average days has a 700 calorie deficit.  [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

  • 9/1 – 1000 calories
  • 9/2 – 120
  • 9/3 – 2879
  • 9/4 – 0
  • 9/5 – 3927
  • 9/6 – 0
  • 9/7 – 0
  • 9/8 – 2967
  • 9/9 – 1636
  • 9/10 –
  • 9/11 – 0
  • 9/12 – 3171
  • 9/13 – 0
  • 9/14 – 2955
  • 9/15 – 0
  • 9/16 – 1835
  • 9/17 – 3056
  • 9/18 – 374
  • 9/19 – 1480
  • 9/20 – 805
  • 9/21 – 1469
  • 9/22 – 1334

—– As an aside, I used to eat one pint of ice cream each day.  And each standard pint, by any manufacturer, has 800 calories.  That pint took the edge off the day and helped me sleep.  While eating one pint each evening, I went from 200 pounds to 240 pounds in six months.  And that pint also gave me a lot of energy, so I developed into doing chin-ups during those six months.  But I did gain 40 unwanted pounds.   [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

—– I want to drop to 199, down from 240 pounds.  Now that I have confidence in doing chin-ups, I want to get back to a manageable weight.  And I expect to do that by running a 700-1000 caloric daily deficit, instead of slamming down a 700-1000 caloric daily excess.  [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

—– The LA Fitness gym has a posted front-desk sign that forbids LIVE STREAMING.  So I will not post pictures.  They would not be self-flattering anyway, at this time.  So please accept this public domain picture as a substitute.


Spanish as a Second Language. 8 minutes of flashcards. Family nouns. 20Sep2016.

Here is part of my time studying Spanish as a Second Language.  I sat for eight minutes, and went through my flashcards on the nouns of family.  This is Spanish for English speakers.   [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]


Ageism in Tech? They Almost Killed Me.

—– Ageism in Tech? They almost killed me because of this.

—– SCORES – I once suggested to the university career center that current OWLS, older learners, re-test while the testing is free. Then they can differentiate themselves from older workers whose degrees are more than 20 years ago. They refused, but I re-tested anyway for free.   [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

LinkedIn’s editor Caroline Fairchild wrote the online article called NO ONE IN TECH WILL ADMIT THAT THEY’RE OLD (C. Fairchild, 2016). I wrote this essay to follow hers.

—– CURRENT – I got my BBA at 43, now 57. And I got my BA at 48. So both of my degrees are new, although they aren’t really really new. But we are never as smart as when we graduated university or high school. But still, the degrees of my 50s and 60s peers have aged 30 and 40 years ago. And my degrees are ten and fifteen years current.   [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

—– DISABILITY – Many of my peers are leveraging for SSI and Disability Insurance. That umbrella really hurts active viable older workers who have not yet given up. They are trying to beat the age requirement of 62, while they are relatively still young men and young women.

—– But wait, because there is more.   [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

—– SMARTER – I agree that active older workers play drag-butt with most of their fellow older workers. I play Lumosity, and several other neuro-science/neuro-plasticity computer games. Their statistics say that the smartest players are 20-25 years-old. And the statistics go down hill, in performance, from there. I now score in the top 25 percentile of the 20-25 group, because that is important to department heads and recruiters.

—– SINGLES – I started my own pro-employment marketing campaign called SNAK – Single No Kids. It included the empty-nesters and the divorced. It also included Generation Jones, the younger part of the Baby Boomers. I made in-roads with important people.   [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

—– Yes. And there is yet more than that.

—– PROCESSES – Many older workers stay with old legacy processes. But younger workers learn on new processes because they constantly hang in schools with academia. Their legacy processes are two to five years old, instead of 20 to 30 years old. It is just a matter of scale. Younger workers are not deliberately creative or inventive; they just fall into it.   [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

—– MEMORY – Younger workers deal with short-term memory while older workers deal with long-term. Really? Older workers enjoy Carly Simon and Journey. And younger workers enjoy Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Rhianna. But if older workers wanted to listen to current music, they can just turn the dial if they want.

—– There probably is some aggressive ageism in tech. But everybody enjoys a good fight, from the moment we enter the building until the time we leave the building. While the boss didn’t start it, they can enjoy watching us leave blood on the floor.   [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

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Fasting 60 hours, Certificate of Completion



—– I issued myself a certificate of completion for successfully fasting 60 hours (2-1/2 days).   [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

—– And after finishing the fast, I went to the grocery store to break the fast.  My friends encouraged me throughout.   [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

—– I only eat two days a week by choice: on Monday mornings and on Thursday mornings.  But when I break the fast, please notice it is a 2500-5000 calorie day.   [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]










This is my workout for Sunday, August 28, 2016.    [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]




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Workout for August 28, 2016

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One-Day Fast, Certificate of Completion

—– I achieved my Fasting goals for this week, with two days of fasting.  I chose Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  They lower my caloric intake for 24-hours, but give me a break to replenish my energy between those days.  Let it be said,”There actually ARE days I just don’t eat.”      [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

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One-Day Fast, Certificate of Completion

—– I keep hearing about people who claim they don’t lose weight, regardless of the diet plan.  Frequent one-day fasts are a start, just as a respectful gesture for the surrounding people.    [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

—– Please notice that almost every box of food contains 800-1000 calories.  And that’s the same for many liquid drinks.  Just read the labels.  Therefore, many meals have 2,500 calories, so any given day’s intake has three day’s caloric requirement.  And finish that 10″ plate.    [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

—– The RAY DONOVAN series (Showtime) got me through, on the Thursday and the Saturday fasting.  I escaped into the Ray Donovan character and forgot my own worries.    [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

—– Many over-weight people blame it on a low metabolism, but I instead think I have a high metabolism.  I conjecture that I eat 5,000 calories daily, which is enough calories for two days (2 x 2,500 calories), but I both have a high metabolism and workout 3-4 times a week.  And because of my high metabolism and workouts, my weight is somewhat controlled.  [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

—– While following that math, I could eat every third day and still be healthy.  So I could fast on Monday and Tuesday.  And then eat on Wednesday. And then fast on Thursday and Friday.  And then eat on Saturday and Sunday.  The sum of the weekly calories still satisfies adequately the entire week.  If women took over the world, every man would be over-weight and have heart-disease.    [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]