Thursday, April 27, 2017

GENERAL BUTLER STATE PARK

After visiting customers in Cincinnati, it was time to head to Louisville, Kentucky. This time of year when sunset is so much later in the day, there is often time to squeeze in a hike somewhere interesting. Yesterday, I visited General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton, Kentucky and hiked 8 miles before I continued my trip to Louisville.





from parks.ky.gov
Northern Kentucky’s first state park and one of the first 10 in the commonwealth is General Butler State Resort Park. On August 12, 1931, a 300-acre tract comprising part of the old William O. Butler family farm became Kentucky’s sixth state park. Not only is the park a historic site, it is also a place of great natural beauty. This is the only spot in Kentucky that has the unique view of the convergence of the Kentucky and Ohio Rivers.




Your Food Diary For:

BREAKFAST Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g
Apples & Cinnamon Instant Oatmeal 780 162 9 18 1,020 72

780 162 9 18 1,020 72
L U N C H
Waldorf Apple Salad 210 12 15 6 630 6
17.5oz C2o Pure Coconut Water 100 26 0 0 150 24

310 38 15 6 780 30
D I N N E R
Panda Express - Brown Fried Rice 520 85 16 11 850 3
Panda Express - Mushroom Chicken 170 11 14 12 840 4
Panda Express - Broccoli Beef 150 13 7 9 520 7

840 109 37 32 2,210 14
S N A C K S
Sage - Red Delicious Apple, 3 medium apple 285 75 1 2 5 57
Lean muscle - Protein Bar 370 33 12 32 460 3

655 108 13 34 465 60
Totals 2,585 417 74 90 4,475 176
Your Daily Goal 3,128 391 104 157 2,300 117
Remaining 543 -26 30 67 -2,175 -59
Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g
*You've earned 1,198 extra calories from exercise today         
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       Your Exercise Diary for:


Cardiovascular Minutes Calories Burned
Eight Mile Hike
147 1,198

   
Daily Total / Goal 147 / 30 1,198 / 590  
Weekly Total / Goal 301 / 210 3,002 / 4,130             



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

I WENT TO HAMILTON

Yesterday I went to Hamilton. No, not the play. I went to Hamilton, Ohio. I visited a customer in this Cincinnati suburb and after my afternoon appointment finished, I took a hike which began along the Great Miami River. When my hike was completed, I had logged 10 miles.





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Your Food Diary For:

BREAKFAST Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g
Turkey and cheese 1 sandwich 310 37 10 19 1,320 6
Detour - Lean Muscle Bar, 1 bar 370 33 12 32 460 3

680 70 22 51 1,780 9
L U N C H
Premo King Club Footlong - Foot Long      560 74 14 32 1,960 6

560 74 14 32 1,960 6
D I N N E R
Sushi - Spicy Salmon Roll 660 124 9 24 1,840 30

660 124 9 24 1,840 30
S N A C K S
Hersheys - Dark Chocalate Bar, 1 bar 190 25 12 2 15 21
Fit Crunch Protein Bar - Cookies and Cream 380 27 16 30 490 6

570 52 28 32 505 27
   
Totals 2,470 320 73 139 6,085 72
Your Daily Goal 3,623 453 120 182 2,300 135
Remaining 1,153 133 47 43 -3,785 63
Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g
*You've earned 1,693 extra calories from exercise today         
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       Your Exercise Diary for:

Cardiovascular Minutes Calories Burned
10 mile suburban hike 
153 1,693

   
Daily Total / Goal 153 / 30 1,693 / 590  
Weekly Total / Goal 155 / 210 1,811 / 4,130  





Tuesday, April 25, 2017

ASPIRATIONAL COMMENT





CHICAGO -- In his first public appearance since leaving the White House in January, President Barack Obama told young leaders here Monday that "special interests dominate the debates in Washington" and that he had failed to realize his "aspirational" goal of uniting Americans in red and blue states.
"That was an aspirational comment," the former president said of his famous 2004 Democratic National Convention speech, prompting laughter from the audience at the University of Chicago. He added that when talking to individual Americans from different political backgrounds, you learn that "there’s a lot more that people have in common" than it would appear. "But, obviously, it’s not true when it comes to our politics and our civic life."


aspirational [as-puh-rey-shuh-nl] 
relating to or characterized by aspiration or strong desire for something

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back in 2013, our former President was telling us that how he had prevented Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

Obama Says Deal Is 'Best Means' For Preventing Iranian Nuclear Weapons



Back when Obama was defending the deal with Iran that he said would prevent Iran from continuing to develop nuclear weapons - most people with a functioning brain realized that this 'deal' was no deal at all and virtually assured that Iran would simply continue their nuclear weapons program. At the time, I thought that Obama was simply lying. NOW I KNOW DIFFERENTLY.  It was simply an 'aspirational' comment. Obama had a strong desire to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons. He never meant that that had been actually accomplished. Ok, I am glad that this has been cleared up.


Your Food Diary For:


BREAKFAST Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g
Safeway Kitchens - Apples & Cinnamon Instant Oatmeal 780 162 9 18 1,020 72

780 162 9 18 1,020 72
L U N C H
Fresh Market Cafe - California Sushi Roll 700 124 11 22 3,389 18

700 124 11 22 3,389 18
D I N N E R
Wonton soup 200 16 8 16 850 1
Chinese Food - Shrimp and Broccoli 750 39 17 56 2,904 14

950 55 25 72 3,754 15
S N A C K S
Smartfood Popcorn - White Cheddar 120 10 7 3 180 1

120 10 7 3 180 1
   
Totals 2,550 351 52 115 8,343 106
Your Daily Goal 2,041 255 68 103 2,300 76
Remaining -509 -96 16 -12 -6,043 -30
Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g








Monday, April 24, 2017

HILLARY LOSES (AGAIN)

One might wonder to what useful benefit to society an organization would organize a poll pitting Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump nearly 100 days into the Trump Administration. One can guess that the Washington Post was hopeful that the result would show that Hillary would now finally clobber Trump 'if the election were held today.' Woe to the pollsters, who surely are reveling in the somewhat low approval ratings for Donald Trump, still Princess Hillary would still lose. That's gotta sting!
Maybe it's time for the lefties of the land to heed this excellent advice.


Lefty loons are never satisfied losing an election. They, apparently, like to lose the same election over and over again. My example was the 2000 election between Al Gore and George Bush. That election was won by George Bush by a sliver of votes in Florida. Naturally the left contested the results in Florida, something to do with 'hanging chads' and spent countless hours and millions of dollars counting and re-counting the votes. They were successful in proving one thing. In every recount, Al Gore lost (again and again)





Wash Post poll hides: Trump still beats Clinton, 43%-40%
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As reported by the Washington Examiner, a new Washington Post poll that declares President Trump as "the least popular president in modern times," waits until the second to last paragraph to reveal another tidbit: He'd still beat Hillary Rodham Clinton if the election were held today and in the popular vote, not just Electoral College.
The poll found that Trump's polls continue to be upside down, with a 42 percent approval and 53 percent disapproval.
Also unchanged: His base still likes him.
It's not until the second to last paragraph of the long story that it's shown Clinton would still lose to the president, despite the high disapproval ratings and problems with his first 100 days detailed by the paper. It reads:

The new survey finds 46 percent saying they voted for Clinton and 43 percent for Trump, similar to her two-point national vote margin. Asked how they would vote if the election were held today, 43 say they would support Trump and 40 percent say Clinton.
ABC's Jonathan Karl tweeted, "According to the ABC/WP poll, among 2016 voters, @realDonaldTrump would beat Hillary Clinton in a rematch — in the popular vote, no less."
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Your Food Diary For:


BREAKFAST Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g
Quaker - Instant Oatmeal 500 95 10 20 375 0

500 95 10 20 375 0
L U N C H
Chef Salad 750 16 11 27 682 0

750 16 11 27 682 0
D I N N E R
Shrimp, cooked 200 4 3 40 1,420 0
Dole - sesame asian salad kit 600 52 44 12 1,520 24

800 56 47 52 2,940 24
S N A C K S
Read - 3 Bean Salad 300 65 0 5 1,500 40

300 65 0 5 1,500 40
Totals 2,350 232 68 104 5,497 64
Your Daily Goal 2,545 318 85 128 2,300 95
Remaining 195 86 17 24 -3,197 31
Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g
*You've earned 615 extra calories from exercise today         
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our Exercise Diary for:


Cardiovascular Minutes Calories Burned
68 615
Add Exercise
   
Daily Total / Goal 68 / 30 615 / 590  
Weekly Total / Goal 643 / 210 6,437 / 4,130             
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Sunday, April 23, 2017

100 DAYS

By the time that Saturday rolls around, President Donald Trump will be in his 100th day in office. The reason that the first hundred days are typically said to be so important is that there is a presumption that a newly elected president has his most power during this time period. It has been disappointing that Trump and the Republican Congress have so far failed to repeal and replace Obamacare which has been a promise endlessly made and repeated. As far as a major accomplishment to relish was the appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch. One of the main reasons that Trump was elected by millions of conservatives around America was their belief that Trump would keep his promise and nominate a conservative to the court. This important promise was kept. A presidential term is 1461 days. (I included one leap day in this calculation.) Donald Trump still has at least 1361 days left to keep his promises. If this was a golf game, we'd still be on the first tee. If this was a baseball game, we'd still be in the first inning. If this was a bowling tournament, we'd still be in the first frame. If this was a.... enough already, I know you get the point.



Your Food Diary For:

BREAKFAST Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g
Quaker - Instant Oatmeal - Original  500 95 10 20 375 0

500 95 10 20 375 0
L U N C H
Panda Express - Broccoli Beef 150 13 7 9 520 7
Panda Express - Mushroom Chicken  180 10 9 14 0 4
Panda Express - Brown Fried Rice 520 85 16 11 850 3

850 108 32 34 1,370 14
D I N N E R
Potato - Baked 160 37 0 4 15 2
Dole - sesame asian salad kit 600 52 44 12 1,520 24

760 89 44 16 1,535 26

Totals 2,110 292 86 70 3,280 40
Your Daily Goal 3,021 377 100 152 2,300 113
Remaining 911 85 14 82 -980 73
Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar

       Your Exercise Diary for:


Cardiovascular Minutes Calories Burned
6.67 Miles Urban Hike 
106 1,091

   
Daily Total / Goal 106 / 30 1,091 / 590  
Weekly Total / Goal 576 / 210 5,822 / 4,130             


Dad and daughter met Mom at the supermarket for some shopping. Dad and daughter walked 6.67 miles to the market, although we did accept the ride home along with the groceries.








Saturday, April 22, 2017

The O'Really Factor

America has been digesting the news all week that cable powerhouse, Bill O'Reilly, has been fired from FOX NEWS, after stories of huge out-of-court payouts were reported by The New York Times for sexual misconduct charges by various women over the past 15 years. Under pressure from lefty groups, virtually all advertisers dropped the program. There can be no commercial broadcast of a TV show without commercials. Once this happened the show was doomed. Just think back to all the millions of people who abandoned Bill Clinton when very serious charges of sexual misconduct were made against him. If you are having difficulty remembering that period, it is likely because that didn't happen. Liberals do not care what lefty progressives say or do as long as they vote the right way. Yes, I know, Anthony Weiner was the exception. Even he was too much for everybody - the second time.

Back to O'Reilly. The lefty progressive liberals are celebrating across America. I am not sure why. How does this change in anchors at FOX NEWS at 8:00PM Eastern Time change America? I did mostly enjoy watching O'Reilly over these past two decades. He surely was not a standard right wing conservative. He used to drive me nuts on occasion. He was happy to climb aboard the liberal progressive bandwagon when he blamed the 'evil' big oil companies for the rising prices at the gas pumps years ago. Apparently, the basics of Supply and Demand are not taught at Harvard where O'Reilly went to school. It is interesting to note that during the presidency of Barack Obama, gas prices fell quite a bit. Was this because of policies enacted by Obama? No, of course not. It was in spite of policies enacted by Barack Obama. I believe that the increasing levels of fracking and huge discoveries of natural gas led to energy price collapses around the world. ExxonMobil does not control the price of gasoline, in the same way that APPLE controls the price of an iPhone.  Liberal Bill O'Reilly did not understand that. Nevertheless, Bill O'Reilly did mostly appear to be conservative in his views and he was the face of FOX NEWS for 20 years. Since the lefty liberals hated FOX NEWS, they naturally hated Bill O'Reilly. Now O'Reilly is gone. Will FOX NEWS likewise disappear? You think so?  O'Really?



Your Food Diary For:

BREAKFAST Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g
Apples & Cinnamon Instant Oatmeal 780 162 9 18 1,020 72
Kirkland - Pre-Cooked Bacon 200 0 15 15 875 0

980 162 24 33 1,895 72
L U N C H
Egg - Poached Eggs 300 2 20 25 629 1
Peanut Butter - Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich 600 47 27 14 245 27

900 49 47 39 874 28
D I N N E R
Chicken Breast Teriyaki Marinated 550 47 6 61 2,390 0
Beans - Green Beans 100 16 0 16 14 3

650 63 6 77 2,404 3


 
Totals 2,530 274 77 149 5,173 103
Your Daily Goal 2,511 314 83 126 2,300 94
Remaining -19 40 6 -23 -2,873 -9
Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g
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       Your Exercise Diary for:

Cardiovascular Minutes Calories Burned
3.45 Mile Urban Hike 
53 581

   
Daily Total / Goal 53 / 30 581 / 590  
Weekly Total / Goal 469 / 210 4,731 / 4,130  





SATURDAY: PROGRESS REPORT
Recently my progress has been in the wrong direction, but this week I ratcheted back down a bit more than a pound to 247.2. I have a long way to go.