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More Addressing


Addressing my problem a little bit more, there are some obstacles.  The not eating so much has pretty much been taken care of, with still one little thing to stop.  For breakfast I usually have oatmeal.  It’s the instant stuff with flavoring (example apples & cinnamon) or I would otherwise probably need to add sugar and milk to it.  I do without those now.  For lunch I make a salad.   It consists of lettuce, tomatoes, corn (from a can, water drained), apple and dill pickles.  The dressing I make myself and it consists of lemon juice, olive oil, pepper and a little salt (not much).  It’s really good if you make it right.  If I feel like eating anything in-between, it is an apple or an orange.  For supper just about every night, I have stew.  I do add a can of stewed tomatoes to the mix.  I usually have 2 bowls of that, but I’m thinking I should reduce that to one.  I do my weigh-ins on Wednesdays, so if I have been gaining weight, I’ll reduce that and see for the following week.

Mostly, like 90% of the time, I just drink water.  I still drink beer, but I’ve limited that also.  Most days I do not drink any beer, but when I do, I limit it to 4 bottles.  Before I was drinking up to 8 bottles when I drank.  I have been limiting the drinking days to no more than 3 days per week.  Regardless, overall, no more than a dozen beers per week.  I was doing that in 2 or 3 days before.  Actually, recently, all I’ve had to drink is water, beer and 1 glass of V8 juice.  I did make some Crystal Light and will probably have some of that later tonight.  

One of my problems with exercising is that during the daytime here our water pressure is almost nothing.  If I did go to workout, I would not be able to take a decent shower until early in the morning.  I guess I could to the tabu thing (using the pail and a bucket of water), but a hot shower after exercising always feels so much better for me.  


Then I have the problem of the marks on my arms when I go out in the sun.  The doctors say it’s an age thing, but I can block it with a good sunblock.  With the sunblock though, it makes me sweat even more than I do already, and I do sweat a lot naturally.  Maybe because I do drink so much water.  I tried to get some of those long-sleeve shirts like the professional bike riders use, but the only pair I could find would not fit over my fat arms. 

Despite all this, things are going well for me now.  Sometimes I wonder why I am still here in the Philippines and not back in the place I love more than anyplace (Texas), but then sometimes it’s nice to be here.  I wish I had the money so I could split up the year and be in both places, but most likely that will not be happening.

I’m still going to get that information on Mango Lounge.  I didn’t forget.  I want you to see the progress they have made and tell you about some of the things that are planned.

Salamat Y’all


  1. UJ,
    Good to see your post !!! Was beginning to wonder if you had some medical issues or packed up and moved back to Belton. Having also grown up in that area of central texas, I’ve come to realize it’s nothing like the place we grew up in as it’s changed so much I barely recognized the place last time i was there. Most places I knew while there are long gone and replaced by a fast food joint or pawn shop or car lot…not my cup of tea so to speak. So my times I go back I limit to visiting my folks graves and stay over in salado then drive back home to oklahoma. Hopefully in the next year or so, the asawa and I will be making another trip over there to the cavite area and start our look for that little retirement bungalow we want. Stay safe and have a cold magoo for me and I’ll have a corona for you along with some great mexican food !!

    • I’ve been slacking off, then I did have my little problem. I’ll try again to keep things going.
      Belton definitely has changed, but I still recognize most of it. There are several new restaurants, some junk food, some not. The pawn shops and the car lots I did not see in Belton, but Temple has gotten some.
      We’ve got a pretty decent restaurant here now. Still not any great Mexican food though. My wife still makes the best Mexican food around here.
      I hope to have a post today or tomorrow about the new restaurant I’m talking about. I’ve already posted on it, but it’s for their recent improvements.

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