The Hunger Diet

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This just in:  Left to my own devices, I make stuff up and then if it sounds reasonable….I believe it.

My latest invention in the Hunger Diet.

The idea is that I try to spend 2 consecutive hours each day being hungry.  This does not mean starving or even being uncomfortable.  It just means that when I first notice I’m hungry, I wait for two hours; once a day.

Here is why I think this will work.  First of all, I don’t even need to be hungry to eat.  I walk by the kitchen and see a cookie.  A moment later…the world has one less cookie.  This has nothing to do with hunger.  Having a “wait 2 hours” rule will keep me from impulse eating; at least for that 2 hours.

Another thing is that when I travel, I tend to go to fast food places to eat.  I always end up walking out with a jumbo bag of food; usually something titled “Feeds a family of 12.”  I think I do this because I don’t want to get settled in at the hotel and think, “You know, I sure could use an extra chalupa.”  To avoid this, I always make sure there are chalupas everywhere in my hotel room.  I think this behavior comes from some sort of “Fear of Hunger.”

So, I’m practicing being hungry.  Let’s see how that works out.

Elsewhere…

Trump seems to have gone insane.  However, I don’t think this is front page news any more so I’ll move along.

Still Elsewhere…

Some of you may have noticed that I am planning on leaving Facebook.  This is not just me not going to Facebook.  My intention is to cancel my account completely.  All my data and all my friends will be lost to me.  Sort of weird feeling.

After 2 months, I may sign back up with a completely new account but that is too far out for me to consider at the moment.

My guess is that I will find this a bit uncomfortable and liberating at the same time.  Every time I come across an article that MUST BE SHARED WITH EVERYONE, I will have no mechanism for doing so.

Why am I doing this?  Call it “taking a stand.”  Selling off my data to the highest bidder so that data can be used to influence me at the source…Facebook pissed me off.  Yes, I know other sites do this but for some reason, this one crossed a line. I can either shake an “accusing finger” at Facebook or I can just turn my back on them by leaving.

I don’t want to be the guy that complains and does nothing.  I don’t want to be the guy that says, “We should fire everyone in Congress” and then turns around and votes for the incumbent because what I really meant to say was “Fire everyone except mine because that might be inconvenient.”

So, Facebook will be in my rearview mirror as of 1 May of this year.

I will still have this blog and hopefully, someone will read it and share it on Facebook.  I will also beef up the comment section on this blog so those that want to comment and see the comments of others can do so.  It will be my own micro-Facebook.  If you want to make sure you keep getting this blog, if only to stay in touch, sign up on the right sidebar.

Right now…gotta world to save.

Up, up and away…

Jim