|10-09-2008, 10:15 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
October - The Month of Glory
I feel very inspired now. I listen to Yes and feel inspired. I learn about economic opportunities and am inspired. And now, around my birthday (Oct. 21), I am further convinced of synchronicities.
Last year on Oct. 20, I met Pavlina in person for the first time in NYC. My father and I were first to arrive at the place and I asked the final question. Now this year, David Wolfe, raw superfoods man, is coming to NYC next Oct. 16. I cannot ignore how it took almost exactly a year for a synchonious event to occur in which I meet a person whom I've read about on the internet and will have much to gain from and enjoy.
I'm also learning about an possible opportunity in which I might make money selling superfoods to people in my area. Starting a successful business around the age of 17 may be something to separate me from others when it comes time to go to college. It'll also provide me with money for such toys as: 20 amp $850 dollar K-tec super blender (the best vitamix is by comparison 11.5 amps); and the ability to try out superfoods to see if the hype is true.
Anyway, this came about as a result of the following specific intentions:
- be able to eat as much of the healthiest food in the world as I want
- start making money in a way that inspires me and that I can "believe in" at a young age
- possess a super-blender as my only "toy"
Anyway this is just to express my enthusiasm and give credence to the IM model of being. I wasn't sure which forum to place this in but I see this as a development of character so here it goes.
|10-10-2008, 07:52 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
I am already "super-skinny". I'm doing this for health reasons.
It just so happens that I have the ectomorph skinny-man body type. My bones are tiny: my pinky and thumb meet with slight overlap when doing the wrist size test. That's damn small . My muscle fibers are short - there's a space between my bicep and elbow when I flex, for instance. My ankles are quite visible, quite unlike some others whose calves magically turn into foot without need of ankle. Evolution seems to have endowed my family line with the ability to walk super long distances in the desert on sugary tropical fruit, as opposed to making us short and tending towards plumpness like many islanders are, or tending towards being short and thick like eskimos.
I used to weigh 120 and am 5' 7" male and now weigh about 114. Nevertheless I can do about 60 push-ups and over 20-pull ups, and that number grows every week. I'm very strong. I also have great stamina. In fact, currently my leg muscles run out before my cardiovascular output, which never happened before. That signals to me to eat more sugars to replenish that loss, but the loss of mucus from my respiratory system was very effective in making me more efficient.
There is actually a method, that I have not tried and can not speak of experience from, where fasting actually makes the body's metabolism more efficient (slower yet doing the same things), and then eating normally will have you put on weight in no time. It is cyclical over weeks and months.
Matt Monarch related a story in one of his blog posts where a man water fasted for 14 days, and after that ate normally and gained "muscle like it was nothing". Link: Raw Success: Ear Candling (hold your stomachs!!!), Gaining Weight Through Fasting???!, Natural Calm, & Contradictory Views on the Raw Diet... Grrrr...
Now realize Matt Monarch is really skinny. He probably doesn't care. I, too, care more about functional strength, but once I get this way of living on lockdown I'll probably put a concerted effort towards putting on muscle mass. I eventually want to be able to do incredible feats, like 1-finger pushups, climbing massive trees and mountains, holding weird poses for long periods of time, etc. I also want to be able to lift very heavy objects easily. That's functional strength.
I also want the ability to stay up for days in a row without a single drop in energy, as David Wolfe has proclaimed the ability to do. I take that with a grain of salt, but this way of eating makes sense for a number of other reasons, and if I follow this path further I may see special "benefits" like these appear.
BTW - I've read from pretty much everyone that you have to get the toxins out and let weight fall slightly below normal before putting weight back on.
The weight most people have is not real weight anyway. It's mostly water weight, and that is lost almost immediately when going raw.
Last edited by Fullcrum; 10-10-2008 at 08:01 PM.
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