It is profound to me that a bit of smoked leaves, a mushroom, chewed leaves, smoked resin of plants around us have the ability to transform our minds and perception.
I really do wonder if these things open our minds up to otherwise insensible experiences. If most people gain a greater connection with the universe and humanity why have the safer ones been criminalized? Yet we allow the more dangerous alcohol in excess.
The Atlantic’s Lindsay Abrams, reporting on the results of a recent study on the health effects of marijuana. In addition, regular pot smokers were skinnier than those who abstained, “even after adjusting for factors like age, sex, tobacco and alcohol use, and physical activity levels,” and had higher levels of HDL (“good cholesterol”). source (via shortformblog)
This is due in large part to the weather finally cooperating. B and I are both focusing on our personal goals but sharing some things, a weekly bike ride together, increased water consumption, and some healthy meals. But since he needs to focus on his work the next couple days I’m focusing on getting back into old habits.
Today was the third time this week I’ve eaten oatmeal for breakfast. Something that has always helped me to lose or maintain my weight.
I recently downloaded the Moves app which helps me keep track of my walking and biking, in addition to getting me excited about making new quantitative records and maps of my travels. I love this app terribly.
My focus on getting outdoors and active has a two fold benefit. First, I am getting more activity and less likely to eat, second my outdoor time is proving to be the big shift away from the excessive computer time I’ve suffered from in the past. I still use my tech devices and often but instead of literally wasting away the entire day in bed on my computer, I am using it largely in the morning and evening. I’ve needed a tech break for a long time and it feels good to be bringing in all of this positive and much more natural stimulus. I feel more clear headed.
I need to head out now and do a few more things before I hit the bike trails for todays big ride. I want to get a solid 20 miles in for sure. It is supposed to hit 82 today which should make for a great sunny ride.
Just got tired of the old one never quite living up to my expectations. What do you think?
My morning was pretty productive, interneted, washed dishes, biked, got a couple groceries, took out the trash and then biked to work. So really I’ve been pretty darn productive. Just feeling a little low. I may be bad and have a Coke for the caffeine energy and mood boost.