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Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good

Discussion in 'My Optimal Journal' started by WereBear, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. WereBear

    WereBear New Member

    That is one of my favorite Voltaire quotes, and it's been a good motto to encourage all kinds of ventures in my life.

    Especially something as challenging as an Optimized Life.

    Almost two weeks in, and I'm loving the seafood, have bought a can of oysters (will try that this weekend) and am drinking lots of cold water. I need to move up the pyramid and incorporate more crab, shrimp, and oysters. Found a local source for offal, so will explore that next week.

    I ordered an EMF blocker for the bottom of my laptop. Just being cognizant of how much EMF there is around me has been very useful, I hope. I have my iPod touch in Airplane mode almost all the time now, got some sunglasses readers for reading in bed, and keep my cell phone far away if I'm not using it. This morning I had to make a customer service call where I was on hold, and I put it on speaker for the duration. Will be experimenting with better ways of handling it, since proximity is such an issue. I have hands free in the car, which is great, and I don't make a habit of talking while I'm driving, either. Parked is another matter :)

    Now my lunch hour is taken in a nearby park, where I found a bench that has no wifi signals reaching it. I take off my shoes and have my feet in the grass the whole time, sitting in the sun.

    After researching the earthing mats on the forum, I still went ahead and got a couple, we have thirty days to see if anything good happens, since my husband has a chronic illness and it's difficult for him to get down the three flights of stairs to get outdoors. We are trying to make that situation better, too, but in the meantime, it might help. And I'll try one at my desk at work.

    We have winters that get down to -40. Won't be sitting in the park then, I'm sure.
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  2. WereBear

    WereBear New Member

    The earthing mats I ordered have arrived, but I've done a lot more research in the interim... and from reactions here, seems like NOT a good idea at this point. I'm able to return them, and I'm flipped into pessimism about them.

    On the other hand I've had oysters for dinner.

    I need a recipe.
  3. caroline

    caroline New Member

    Do you have blue blocker glasses? sun glasses aren't good enuf I don't think.....

    yep - the grounding mats can be a worry for various reasons...

    so - your DH isn't able to get out much? that must be very concerning...is there a move in your future?

    you are doing great with the seafood!
  4. WereBear

    WereBear New Member

    We hope to move once our fledgling business starts rolling. In fact, my illness dropped me out of a business class we were taking to apply for a loan, but we kept the textbooks and made contacts, so we can pick up where we left off.

    My research indicated amber lenses blocked the blue rays. So far so good, though I haven't given them much of a workout since I get sleepy shortly after sunset :)
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  5. WereBear

    WereBear New Member

    My Schumann resonance generator arrived last Friday, and while I can't exactly afford it, it fits in my budget far better than the magnetic mattress pads. I know the effects are subtle, but I basically added an hour to my sleep time since it arrived, and I feel muscles relaxing that really needed it. We'll see how things develop, but this is a move I feel very good about.

    I discovered that making my oyster into Angels on Horseback (wrapped in bacon) works very well. Yum! Also have some very nice German prosciutto that I can wrap around oysters, too. I thought I'd be missing dairy, but I don't. Also found a recipe for making my own mayo with olive/hemp oil, and I feel well enough to implement that move. I think this will be a fine upgrade.
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  6. caroline

    caroline New Member

    Just saying "Hi" great sleep is so very important....
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  7. Inger

    Inger Silver

    hmmm.. angel on horsebacks sounds good.... :)
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  8. WereBear

    WereBear New Member

    And here's a funny thing... we've had a very bad bug season, and a few weeks ago I got bitten with a bad welt that took over a week to go away, despite all my efforts. Got another one Wednesday, a thumb-sized welt that itched like mad. Got my Schumann resonance generator last Friday.

    And now it's Tuesday, and I realized I hadn't thought about my bug bite in all that time. Because, except for a mild red mark, it is gone.
  9. WereBear

    WereBear New Member

    As a public service announcement: don't use toasted sesame oil to make your mayo. Unless you really, really, really like that taste.

    Next time will be better; got some fresh dill. I love that with seafood.
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  10. WereBear

    WereBear New Member

    Ordered my skin temp thermometer and will be getting ready for the face dunking! My sleep has greatly improved. And the homemade mayo has been wonderful!
  11. WereBear

    WereBear New Member

    Got my skin temp thermometer - yay! But it needs a 9 volt battery - sigh.

    Didn't stop me from face dunking but it got COLD fast and so I didn't even need it. Two long dunks and it got painful. But I will make it a daily occurrence and we'll see what happens.

    Feeling pleasantly worn out this weekend, so I'm resting up, especially since I have an active next week. For a change my brain is working even though my body is tired, so I can get a sense of accomplishment even so.
  12. caroline

    caroline New Member

    Just saying Hi! good morning from Oz!
  13. nonchalant

    nonchalant Silver

    WB, I had that experience also with face dunks. The first dunk was great. Second was prickly and COLD! :)
  14. HoneyChild

    HoneyChild Gold

    From the statins thread...

    I'm currently listening to Steven Fowkes talk about brain nutrition and he's saying to take Xyrem instead of Ambien. Perhaps this info is of use to you. I might look into for my Mum as she sleeps very badly.

  15. WereBear

    WereBear New Member

    Thanks, HoneyChild. Actually, since starting the different aspects of the Kruse Protocols, my sleep has improved tremendously!

    I was offered Ambien by an endocrinologist who had no clue what was going on, and he was pushing sleep studies and Ambien harder than statins. And I'm not taking either. Ever.
  16. WereBear

    WereBear New Member

    Yes, this time I made it further before it got to be too much. Progress!

    I also got my air tube headset for my cell phone, which works really well. I had to turn the phone volume down quite a bit. And while the mike on the cord is tiny, it also seems to work very well.

    I'm also now conscious of those big brick transformers, and keep them unplugged whenever possible. I can run my laptop off the battery, then move it to the other room for charging. Every little bit helps, I'm sure.
  17. WereBear

    WereBear New Member

    Shifting into organ meats with some liverwurst. Once, that would have given me pause. But in my sardines for lunch yesterday, my fork brought up a SPINE.

    And I ate it.
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  18. WereBear

    WereBear New Member

    Worked the weekend, then banked the time instead of taking it... so I had a little setback. Fortunately, a lot of rest over the weekend and ramping up the seafood seems to have put be back on track again.

    Made some nice finds at the local Aldi's; frozen wild salmon filets and frozen mussels. Will check those out soon.
  19. caroline

    caroline New Member

    Good morning from OZ ..... :)
  20. WereBear

    WereBear New Member

    I'm hanging in there... been some very stressful weeks but we have a new hire who seems to have excellent skills. Things looking up!

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