Monday, December 20, 2010


It is a relief to get back to the mindless logging of bike rides on this site. During the summer of 2010 (hereafter referred to only as the Darkness) I ventured into psycho-analysis, just plain psycho-ness, religion, politics, dental hygiene, viking revenge fantasies, role-playing scenarios, geopolitics, practical and theoretical lexicography, and H8ing on most anyone and anything that stepped into my jaundiced cross-hairs.

Now? Things are much better under my new regiment, I mean regime, no-regimen actually. Much better. So let's recap what is going on around here.

The 86 list

Sugar in all its evil forms
Flour/Wheat (occasional slice of Ezekiel 4:9 is the exception)
various and assorted non-supportive individuals
Processed meats
3 squares a day

And now let's take a look at the Wellness Team

Yoga- Started as a way to fill two nights with something other than wine, Yoga is now a cornerstone of my program. I do it in the car, on hotel floors, and standing in lines. I'm even doing it right now.

Brown rice
Greek Yogurt- who knew the Greeks made such good yogurt?
5-6 meals a day
Mint tea
Tomatoland Produce on Thomasville road. (Love ya TL!)
TKM (secret healing practice)
Vitamin D
Highlands County Wellness Camp
Holmes Beach Resort and Spa
Jake Gaither Municipal

Results after 90 days- I have lost enough butter to carve a butter sculpture (a turkey maybe?) I am enjoying reading Infinite Jest- a tome that intimidated me for years (turns out it is just a book)and I am riding stronger than I can remember since I began this blog 16 years ago. I haven't had the chance to take it to the extreme and log any huge mileage days, but for now- I'm pretty happy.

There is nothing easy about self-exile, but you can't argue with results. Me though? I'm going to stay humble, grateful even, that the Great Magnet has chosen me for this regeneration, and I see no need to stop now.

Namaste Y'all



hitops said...

Good fun chasing you through the piney woods yesterday. And how about that flaming oak scrub. The sandhills got some aesthetic game this season.

juancho said...

No doubt the woods were beautiful, and you're like the Terminator. You just keep coming.

Ms. Moon said...

No doubt that World Domination will soon be yours.
You're a better man than I.
Thank goodness.

AucillaSinks said...

Indian Head Acres
It's not just an address, it's a way of life.

juancho said...

So true. I thought I could change hippie Killearn, but hippie Killearn is changing me. Fight the (flower) Power!

Anonymous said...

I've got a bunch of things to take out of your Christmas basket now; it has been reduced to pecans and festive bows.

Steph(anie) said...

Why no fruit?

juancho said...

No easy sugar, including fruit. Only difficult to digest sugar, like...celery? Sweet, sweet celery.

sasquatch said...

Cane sugar is harder to digest if you put a little syrup on it.

juancho said...

The haters just never quit.

lopo said...

Minus the sugar, think of how much you'll save on dental bills. Come down here soon and inspire me.

juancho said...

Be there Friday!