Today was Labor Day but I didn’t labor.

I did a little bit but not much. I’d gotten to bed at 11 and woke at 4:30. It was after 6:30 that I went back to sleep and I slept until 8:30. That’s sleeping in for me.

I lied about my exercises yesterday. I said I did ’em all but I’d forgotten to do my chair reverse pushups. I really did do all of them today plus a 107 second pushup.

After a quick shower, I went out for 30 minutes in the sun. I would have stayed longer but I was getting a late start eating. Once again, I didn’t have meals.

100% Raw Food

28 ozzies OJ
Almost 3 quarts watermelon
Kim chee
26 ozzies banana/pear/spinach/agave smoothie
2.5 cups tomatoes with Tajin
3 quarts salad (commercial romaine/red leaf, cucumber, sweet onion, organic tomatoes dressed with lime juice, garlic, onion, agave nectar)(I added a little bit of olive oil because the greens were bitter.)

Not enough calories but I have enough belly fat to live off for a few weeks.

I slaughtered the last coconut but I’d let it go too long. Rather than pour the water down the sink, I put it on one of the volunteer basil plants. I want to see what it will do.

I watched “Sicko” as I’d planned to. Here’s what I wrote about it on the forum:

I’ve watched it and it’s amazing. I didn’t learn anything I didn’t already know about American healthcare and the insurance companies. The hospital system I work for provides a lot of charity care but we still have our trials and tribulations with companies wanting to collect premiums but not pay bills or approve care. My only recourse, if I stay in the US, is to be as healthy as possible and not have any accidents.

The amazing part is how Canada, England, France, and Cuba have free (or nearly free) healthcare. You people on highspeed, google sicko download and it’s out there for the watching. It’s huge so it will take awhile and Michael Moore, according to what I’ve read, is okay with distribution as long as it isn’t done for profit.

In the words of Larry the Cucumber, “I laughed, I cried. It moved me, Bob.”

In reply, one of the women from Canada wrote:

There are lots of problems with “free” healthcare (it isn’t free in Ontario)- it is very expensive, fewer and fewer things are being covered, there are long wait times for tests and surgery, some provinces are bringing in private clinics, other provinces are trying to fight that – but I guess it is still better that your system.

The british system is in big trouble as well.

Another:

having lived in both, I would say that the canadian health care system is better for the citizens as a whole.
I have waited as long (if not longer) in ERs and waiting for consult appts in the US as in canada. That surprised me. My friends that have a PPO, are having fewer and fewer MDs int their network to chose from. I have really come to appreciate the health care system since living in the states. Yes it has it flaws, but at least everyone can have health care and not go bankrupt doing so.

Honestly, I think our population is aging and people dont live as health and that is putting a burden on healthcare everywhere. There isn’t enough resources. I hope that insurance companies increase proactive preventative medicine, which i believe would decrease the big dollars in managing disease. THey are reluctant though.

I guess we’d have to experience it ourselves to really know what’s what and it isn’t likely I’ll be out of the country any time soon. Michael Moore is a braver person than I am to try some of the things he does.

It’s getting later all the time and tomorrow is a school day. Oh! I almost forgot! It clouded up and actually rained today! According to the gauge, it was .25″. Not a lot but better than nothing. (Haven’t I made that very statement before?) I found two more basil plants coming up. I may have plenty this fall. I’m going to leave them where they are. I’ve read they do better if they are allowed to grow where the seeds germinate.

Good night!

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