Archive for July, 2012

My SEO Link Work is not Getting to the Top Google Pages


Discussions Concerning Search Engine Optimization

just read your email on my fancy new mobile system: 18 Euro a month for 5 gigs of transfer a month through my mobile. Required a contract and some paperwork, but its for a year and now I’m committed to Bulgaria – yippee! Like the twists and stuff.


Pictures of my travels – Myra, Turkey

Still gotta hook it up to the computer, and can go to internet occasionally to do high power transfers etc.

Feels good to get back in the game and I have a backlog of aLOTof internet stuff i need to do.

Speaking of which, will be fun to start managing these forums. I figure a good forum system would allow me to do the following:
– remove a user with the option of all his posts and be able to block his ip address
– move a submission to another thread etc
– have some sort of protection against automated spam submissions

Otherwise, LET them argue, heheh. Would like to manage it for the traffic and push up the main entry page to the top of google in its category. If some people wanna peruse the various forums, their surfing will only help my overall ratings. Understand that gotta at least put in some effort so that it doesn’t turn to total garbage. Will be fun experimenting with it.

Concerning your google analytics, sounded like you had some good ideas and will study them in greater detail later. If you have any contacts or suggestions I’ll try them. I already researched it a bit and realise that they mostly take around 40%, which doesn’t bother me. The buzzword said that it doesn’t really make sense to get into it until the monthly hits get to around a hundred thousand. At more than a thousand unique visitors a day I’m about a third of that, but once I reach that they were talking about between one and three hundred bucks a month. Better than a kick in the arse and potentially half my monthly costs. So I’m starting to play around with things a bit, while I work on pushing up the traffic, and with that ranking etc.


Olive orchard in Croatia.

I find the pages I add some functionality to can generate more traffic. One particular experiment which interests me is to go a bit full throttle with my translation payments site, which will have a forum, then a free database where people can make comments about translation agencies (already exists but I have to manually moderate new submissions – so will require some conversion to save me time), and combine that with my Translation Charges page, which almost at the very top of google. Gets quite a few hits and a useful starting point for translators. If a lot of traffic goes through it could support my Translations etc. keywords a lot, and get a lot of traffic. I started a discussion on another forum and the translators went berserk about the prices I posted as average. Would be funny to get such arguments on mine. All translation related, so only helps my keywords. It’s a hot topic because the Indian are obviously driving the prices down. All part of globalization. the Europeans can be such immense whiners. Power to them that they earn such great prices, while dogs like less charge prices they cringe at and rather not here. Interesting topic and am curious to see how it will go. k


Anyway, a few days ago I was helping a friend find work on the internet and, while on google, I switched the search preferences to find German language websites only. On a browser which I usually use to guage my rankings.


Salamis, Turkish Cyprus

Anyway, now I see everything is okay, AFTER I asked for “reconsideration” and told them the only possible blackhat techniques I use that could affect anything. Hopefully I do not wake up the google god monster against me!


oh yes, and just thought I’d mention, concerning your comment that I should not have more than ten outlinks from my main entry page, first of all most links are to my sitemaps and only a few to key targeted third party sites.

I would just like to mention that I read somewhere that the main entry page should be more like a table of contents or sitemap because apparently every page should be accessible within two clicks from the entry page. Hence I am hooking up to all my various “sitemaps” at the bottom. Just thought I’d mention it and I am not saying I am right. SEO can be a big guessing game depending on intuition. Glad I resolved the previous problem, heh heh.


Otherwise, I’m trying to get motivated for new projects and I am really feeling the lack of motivation.


Trados Monastery in Greek Cyprus

heydo, good to hear from you too and will write more once offline. Gotta squeeze da shit in while I have the chance.

The Stargate dude has a style which sort of goes all over the place, and seems like the style you showed me a few times when you said you liked someone. Twists and turns and all that. Of course depends on the scene.

Concerning “something to do”, one thing that occurred to me is that there is a difference between a producer and a marketer. It is difficult to be both, and I consider myself more the producer, although I’ve been forcing myself to become more the marketer. Cheaper than hiring someone.

Anyway, if you are looking for a project, I would suggest you promote the stuff you’ve already written rather than just keep writing more. Or at least combine it. As they say, you can have the best product in the world, but if consumers don’t know about it, it just becomes a very costly factory in the middle of a desert. I can help you with SEO as much as I can. k


this is so goofy I had to share it with someone. I use Opera to check my web rankings, cause I’m logged into my google account for gmail in my google chrome browser. By the way, if you do a lot of surfing it is good to be logged into google because you can remove websites from your searches and it affects all future searches. Like you are voting and I think it will be the way of the future. Anyway, google remembers your own preferences and good to get annoying spammers permanently out of the way.


Yalikavak, Turkey

So I was using Opera to check my rankings and all of a sudden all my pages were totally gone!!! Scared the crap out of me. Read all sorts of articles concerning getting banned by google, looked like it my take several months to get “back online”, and noticed that EVERY one of the domains I manage through my google webmasters account was totally gone. Like they absolutely removed everything associated with me. I would do a search for and even that did not find my site within the only 60 search results. I was DOOOMED. So I wrote to google and asked to have my site “reincluded”, explaining why it might have been removed. Just some very mild nasty tricks.

Shortly after I sent that off I remembered that a few days ago I was helping a girl here find work and that I set the google preferences in Opera to find German language websites only. Fixed that and everything back to normal. PHEEEWWWW!


heydo, it just occurred to me, it was nice that you put a link to me from your online database thing, which could send me some work in the future, but it doesn’t really help my rankings because it’s behind the login and google cant get to it (unless you instruct google of the login info as I once mentioned, and then you could place google ads there too).


Myra, Turkey

Anyway, no pressure, but just curious if you’d be into putting a link to my site in exchange for all the SEO tips I’ve given you in the past and expect to in the future. Such as the very modest little link at the bottom right of


which is at the top of google for the keywords “global warming response”.

I’m primarily interested in supporting my SEO page, as shown at the bottom right of that page. That’s another intelligent and interesting job that could substitute for these boring translations. Once we finish babyfication and then my demo pages, from there I will certainly link to your database/site and will be tweaking that page to get it to the top of google for lumber database etc., so in effect this would be a sort of link exchange. But no pressure!


I’m kinda scrounging around and scraping the bottom of the barrels, seeing the scavenger that I am, and was wondering if you’d like to help support my seo efforts. Been looking around for more intelligent and interesting things to do than translate, and SEO consultation is one of them. In exchange for all the SEO tips I’ve given you in the past (although I’m not sure you’ve used any of them), thought it would be nice if you could link to my SEO pages, like on one friend’s I’m helping him with at


Olive grove in Croatia.

It’s at the bottom right, not big, but the link is more important than anything else.
No pressure though!
How’sBerlinand dohnuts?

I’m still in Bulgaria, in a fire roasting pension for 5 Euro a day, but things are so cheap here I think I’m living for cheaper than in Cyprus and can practically have all the beer I want! (2.5 litre beer bottle going for 1.3 Euro in the grocery store – gotta love it!)


not sure if I mentioned this already, but recently implemented a little comment box at the bottom of one of my pages. One strip for the person’s email address, and one strip for the comment. Keep things minimal work for the user. It’s a simple php script within an iframe, so that you can embed it within any html etc. page. Basically like a contact form. So if someone reads one of your articles etc. and wants to comment on it, they don’t have to look for contact link etc. This way its easy for the user and encourages them to add something. If they say something moderately useful, you can then add it to the bottom of the page, keeping it fresh and sexy for the search engines. Very important. Go up to a limit of maximum 40,000 characters for the page. If it goes over that you can start a second page and point the first, pointing to the second from the first. Mutually supportive within the samish keywords. adio


hey dude, not sure if I asked you this before, but wondering if you could do me a little favour. You in Francenow? I just got my first French to English translation and decided I’d like to launch a website to help me get direct customers, who could obviously pay more. For my Czech to English translation page


Salamis in Turkish Cyprus


I employed a little trick of setting up local google businesses and linking to the page. You will see I have three offices on that page. They’re bogus but it helps put my page to the top of google. The problems is that, even though I’ve been near the top of googe for Czech to English translator and similar keywords for about a year, there just doesn’t seem to be that much demand for that language combination and I don’t get approached with work very often. I’m hoping this will be different for French. So, if you’d be interested in helping me with this, all you would need to do is offer some postal address as a bogus office for me. I doubt anyone’s gonna go banging on your door begging for my services but its just a gimmick I use to get to the top of google. I’ve done this with several pages and no one ever goes to the postal address but they always email me. What happens is that google sends you a postcard to your address, on the back of the postcard is a four digit pin number, you email me the number, I punch it into my account with google, hence verifying that I can use that address. That’s it. The more such addresses I have pointing to my website the higher it pushes me up in the rankings. If you feel uncomfortable about that no probs. latero


Then perhaps the best thing to do is to rename the Test folder to something SEO keyword interesting, or just a single letter. Or maybe WP, for example. Based on these results I imagine it WILL stay in all the path names even after moving the files etc. And if you erase the Test folder I imagine it will not work. Then, when you want to go live, simply erase the root index.html file and the lone index.php file should work, since it is a simple redirect. Or I could redirect it correctly, and you won’t have to move or copy all the other files.


Coast of southern Turkey.

The only problem with that approach is that the default index page, which I assume will be “Home”, will be different than when you actually press Home.

as opposed to

But I guess that is just the way WP is set up. This is bad because, in SEO, it’s called cardinal url or something like that. If you have two pages of the same content but with different url addresses, its a smack on the wrist by the search engines. And because its the main index page it could have greater effect. k

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Text Drawn from Database to Produce Important Keywords for Google


Discussions Concerning Search Engine Optimization


Because of my present share a caravan ride project I’ve gotten around to setting up a sitemap of my sqlite server to properly index the pages throughout google etc., and was wondering if you wanted me to include your files. It occurred to me that you could throw a few pages of text there and link back to yourmadisons and blog etc, to help pump it up a bit. It’s always good to link back to yourself from other domains, especially if you have content related text you are linking from. Just an idea.


okay, adding my notes file I’ve worked on so far.

You asked to know what changes I plan to incorporate. The most important is the following:

1) each of your pages looks like this in the “header” (the part the search engines see and what people often see in the “search results”):

<TITLE>STEP – Global Warming Response</TITLE>

This is the same for many pages, and in some it is “untitled document” or something, whereas on mine I have the standard:

<title>Translation Service</title>
<meta name=”description”
content=”Provides a translation service in more than 210 languages, as well as DTP, webdesign, transcription, programming and other online services.”>
<meta name=”keywords” content=”translation,service,translations”>


Pictures of my travels – London.

It is crucial that the title head text is carefully selected and different for each page, and that it matches its keyword content. In the attached Word file you will see important keywords for some of the files, based on its word content (I have a program which spits out a report of the frequency and ranking of keywords for each of your pages).

The description head will often end up on the search results page (in google etc.), but not necessarily, and it helps with the overall results.

The keywords head does too.

Then it is important that the “heading text” at the top of each page (the title of each page that the viewer sees) is proper <H1> format, which it is not on your pages, and that the words for that match the title and keywords of the page, if possible.

You’ll understand it more as I slowly make changes and explain it further, and I can send you a Word file showing the exact changes before I upload if you want.


Myra Turkey.

2) Before I can upload, I need FTP access to your site so I can download all the files and upload when I make changes, or I can forward you my changes and you upload the files for me if you want.

3) Need to think of important keywords to add and pepper to your various pages. The more text the better, and you can always add them way at the bottom of the pages out of regular sight (the viewer would have to purposely scroll down after a big empty space, for example).

So if you can ponder and suggest some important keywords, that would help, otherwise I’ll surf the net and try to come up with some myself.

4) I’d like to see your stats from your webhost provider. Know how to gain access to that? Without that I’m a bit blind, and I’d like to see the affect of my changes.

5) You should have a “mission statement” page where you explain what you wanna do (sell your concepts and that you have additional info already available for each concept), and link out from that from your “About” page etc. So if you can write up some text about that, it’s important so people know what you intend with the site. I’ll add it based on the design of your other pages.


Olive grove in Croatia.

6) The more text the better, so if you have some related emails that you wrote in the past (like from your Hotmail “Sent” folder, for example), it would be good if you could send them to me so that I can add some pages. They would not be easily visible to the viewers, unless you want them to be.

The text should be “original content” (not already posted somewhere on the web), and the more the merrier.

7) Other things I would do is create the proper sitemaps (important for indexing on google etc.) and submit them to the various search engines to make sure all your pages are properly indexed by the search engines.

One thing I do is, for 50 bucks, you can submit your main index page (the one that appears when you punch in your domain into a browser) to 500 directories. That always helps a lot. I would suggest that. Other important ones I can submit to myself for free. [This no longer applies since Panda and Penguin and it is better to add links slowly so that it looks natural and organic. Every day a little bit.]

Then I’d link to your page from some of my pages to help get traffic to them.

Well, that’s the preliminary first suggestion of changes.

Over to you! p


a few days ago my back gave in as I did a slight lift, probably aggravated after a week’s worth of heavy lifting, which my body is simply not accustomed to. Laying in bed for five days now, but at least I could crawl my way to the shithouse. Will get a belt and try to do daily exercises to strengthen my back. Seem to have recurring problems like this, in different places close to my spine after I do some intensive and repetitive sports etc.


Pictures of beautiful Czech girls.

Anyway, at least its given me an opportunity to do a lot of stuff on the computer. One of them is your database demo, which I’m looking forward to putting up once I get yours done.

A thought just occurred to me though: perhaps I could do some timber lumber SEO to my demo page and at the very top write something like:

“This is only a demo presentation. To view the actual lumber database, you must subscribe to the service throughMadison’s Lumber Information Resources <link out to your main page, SEO tweak keywords as usual>.”

By this I assume both of our pages should get to the top of google.

Waddayatink? This way I’m technically taking care of your SEO as well, for free.

If interested it would be good if you could give me your important keywords (or that you are shooting for) – this would focus on the database part only (I want to promote my database services, and shoot to get my demo page to the top in lumber database etc.).

For this it would be best to delve into the mind of the average gumby and think what kind of keywords they might think of when searching for such a database.

My first guesses would be something like:

lumber database
timber database
timber products database
timber products database information resources

etc etc and including all the areas you want to get into the future. Or we could delay those keywords until you’ve actually expanded into them.


Salamis in Turkish Cyprus.

We have different domain themes but we could carefully organize things and I think both our pages should get to the top.

It might be a good idea to start with the keywords of future timber areas now, since it takes time for pages to climb up google, and you could put a little blurb somewhere on the page which explains about the database that you are currently working on expansion into such and such other timber related areas. If you get some responses for it, like “Oh oh I just can’t wait until you expand into that area! Please please put me on your email list notifying once the expansion is complete!”, it will give you an idea of demand and perhaps give you the impetus and motivation to expand faster, which can only be cool.

Well, those are my thoughts for today!


okay, getting back into the groove – didn’t have so much time while traveling.

So I believe we agreed that I would submit your global warming response site to 500 directories for 50 bucks and notch that towards the debt. But before I do that I need your help with some keywords.


Trodos Monastery in Greek Cyprus.

For example, it is not good for all links to to always be the same, such as the keywords “global warming response”. So when submitting to 500 directories the company usually suggests as much as 5 keyword phrases.

Obviously one of them would be “global warming response”, I’ve started using “GEO Engineering” from one of my sites cause I noticed you were at the top of google for “global warming response” anyway (no need to support those keywords if you are already at the top of google in them), so can you suggest another three phrases you want to get to the top of? It should be those keyword phrases which you think the people would use who are precisely those you are trying to target (people interested in the field and who might like to buy your idea and sell it). p


okay, downloaded a bunch of ebay selling tips, read them, and it seems so far that the way to go is to set up an ebay store, which should go for 16 bucks a month. I’ll squeeze that out of my meagrish earnings and slap that towards debt repayment. The advantage of such a store, if I understand things correctly, is that it just hangs around. I may have to pay something extra for automatic resubmission but not sure. In any case, the most important I believe is that having a store does great things for SEO. Meaning I link from the store to your pages and both are pushed higher on google. I’m trying for GEO Engineering etc. So it has a dual effect.


Yalikavak, Turkey.

Still trying to figure out the bid and reserve price thing etc., but my hunch is that anyone who has a million bucks probably wouldn’t be surfing ebay for ideas, so with the store and its spill over effects to google, it could help. Otherwise I’ve found some sites where the guy said for decaded he’s been trying to sell ideas and no go – you basically have to have confidence in your own idea and jump through the hoops etc yourself. But I’ll still try, cause this is an interesting field for me. So far I think the best angle is to approach GEO Engineering organisations and such and see what they say. Put the ideas out there in targetted forums etc., not just a passive webpage high up on google and ebay etc. You need to find the people youself (my job) and not be passive about it. Just giving ya my take on things from what I’ve researched so far. p


Glad ya liked it. I was just looking into the Google Adsense thing, y’know, ads on my website and pay per click. I wanna know how you do it, cuz they say payments are made by mailing paper checks to a home address when you have enough clicks. How do you receive/cash paper checks while living in a van? Also, there are questions about home residence and telephone info. Would like to know how to get around all these formalities and start the adsense thing. Does it actually pay anything worthwhile (or do you have to click on yer own ads 10,000 x, heh)?

Hey dude, I get about a thousand unique visitors (much less than hits) a day and I only managed to make at most a buck a day. Started clicking on my own ads out of frustration but their algorithm caught me and they took my 60 bucks. They send you money once it reaches a hundred. If you get 100,000 unique visitors a month you can try different systems and maybe make 300 bucks a month. I have an account at Bank of America, who can accept cheques on my behalf. Big mission of mine when I was in theUS. Good luck!


Noticed my tree planting site has dropped a lot in rankings, and don’t really have other material at the moment to add to it, so am going over the existing pages and polishing them up a bit. Occasional change is good because it keeps the pages sexy and “up to date”, which the search engines like. Keeping this in mind is one of the reasons I let myself be a bit sloppy during my first live draft, so I can go back to it a few times in the future. Now I find myself struggling a bit, and remembered how you were joking about my run on sentences. I occasionally get complaints like that. In any case, I hold so much in my head that I spew it out as fast as possible, according to some general logical path, and then go back in the future and restructure it better. So it improves over time.


Myra, Turkey.

Anyway, you might consider this for your old articles.

To beef up my site with more text today I’ve also set up my first forum. Rather excited about it. Supposed to be the most popular and broadly used, and open source and free of course. I will slap it into my treeplanting domain and encourage people to use it. Just more free text for me, hee hee. Similar to the WordPress thing I set up and through which others can add content to my site for me. Why not, let others work for me for free, hee hee. In fact, I let in a certain amount of “spammy” comments to the submitted articles, just to keep the pages fresh and sexy. Been finding that my recently put in WordPress Free Article Submission thing is getting near to my most busy pages, and fairly high on google for Free Submit Article. Therefore I am focusing on it more.

Anyway, just wanted to blab and suggest I could throw up a forum for you on my site for free. Perhaps dudes could discuss things about the industry. Let them blab all they want. You could buy a domain for 10 bucks a year and build it around where your database is on my server now. Let the forum grow within that domain, and choose keywords which would support your own domain. Point between the two. I’ve got about five domains now and I point them between one another. Throwing a forum into some of those domains could turn out to be quite good, generating traffic etc. for each, and each supporting the other ones. latero

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How to Lose Weight


After watching the documentary Hungry for Change it inspired me to finally write this page.

I have been slim most of my life, naturally athletic, although I ate like a horse and people around me were astounded where all that food could have gone. But at a certain point I started to gain weight, until one day I could not see my penis when I stood straight in the shower. This for me was the last straw and I decided to do something about it.

Now you may say that is a relatively minor case of obesity, but the point is that the same principles apply no matter how overweight you are. I got to a point where my pride stepped in, I decided to do something about it, researched it and found ways how to achieve my goals. And it does not have to be painful at all.

The underlying principles are:

– what you eat
– how much you eat
– exercise
– attitude

What You Eat


Pictures of my travels.

Another documentary, Super Size Me, is about a perfectly healthy person who agreed to be filmed in an experiment to see what would happen to him if he ate only at McDonald’s. By the time the 30 days were nearing its end he had gained a great amount of weight and his doctor told him he should stop the program because it was causing serious and life-threatening damage to some of his critical organs.

The food industry, like any other, is geared towards profit. They hire smart scientists to play with chemical formulas and ingredients to addict the consumer to their product, and use marketing to convince you it is good for you. McD’s might say “our hamburger contains pure beef”, like a tobacco company might say their cigarette “contains pureVirginiatobacco”. If both contain 0.01% of each substance then their statement would be true, but what else does it contain?

Anyway, to make a long story short, simply try to stay away from any chemicals or processed/junk food and eat healthy, preferably as much green vegetables as possible. As Hungry for Change explains, most people who go on the standard diet by consuming such gimmicks as diet coke actually gain weight. The package may say “fat free”, but the concoction of chemicals and other substances in it actually cause a lot of damage. Our bodies are natural, so why feed it with chemicals? You can spend some time researching the damaging effects of aspartame, but your best option is simply to start eating healthy and natural foods and to stay away from anything processed. Processed flour, which is found in almost everything, is also not good. If you are not getting enough vitamins in your food, your body will crave for more of it and you will be programmed to eat more, but if you keep eating foods which do not provide vitamins this craving will not be satisfied and you will end up eating more of the same, which will only contribute to your weight.


Pictures of my travels.

Instead, you can stuff yourself with vegetables, your body will be fully satisfied, your skin will clear, you will shine and radiate, feel good about yourself, and save on medical costs because your body has returned to a balanced, healthy state so that it is better able to fight diseases.

In university my diet was steak and rice every day, chicken on Sundays and a salad dinner every second Sunday. So when I decided I wanted to become a vegetarian you can imagine my taste buds were not the most pleased. But after about six months I realized that my taste buds had in fact changed: I began to look forward to my next salad meal and even looked with some distaste at meat. Beef and particularly pork are not good for your intestines. They line the intestinal walls, making it more difficult for nutrients to pass through them into your blood stream. There are many reasons to avoid these two, such as the hormones pumped into them for profit and other toxins, not to mention that your body has to work harder to break meat down into glucose – its fuel.

Here is my favourite salad recipe.

Get an empty pickle jar and use it for mixing your salad dressing, into which I like to put pesto, blue cheese, Dijonmustard, black ground pepper, sea salt, cumin/caraway seeds, olive oil and filled almost to the top with diced garlic. You can keep this for a long time in your fridge, so make a big batch and let it brew away.
Once you’re done that, make your colourful fresh salad, add more cumin, pepper and sea salt (much healthier than regular table/iodized salt), mix in sesame seeds and whey powder (for protein and nice sweet taste), then add two table spoons of your evil brew and top that up with olive oil and some nice vinegar, like jasmine rice. Perhaps a squeeze or two of lime/lemon, which help cleanse your body. Mix in the juices for a few minutes and then keep mixing through while eating. You can mix in other nuts and play around with it.

 Truly delicious, made even more delicious once you are aware what juicy and healthy nutrients you are adding to your system. No need to buy some brand dressing with chemicals and fat in it but use good old olive oil, which helps reduce cholesterol, is an antioxidant to help you age slower, and has many other positive qualities. The documentary suggested that the best approach was to juice your veggies. You can spice it to improve flavour, otherwise just invent your own concoction which can taste delicious without any spices.


Pictures of my travels

Or if I cook a veggie meal or soup I like to add lots of garlic, tumeric and ginger, which have amazing healing powers, will naturally strengthen your immune system, and keep you from getting sick. I almost never get sick, but if I do manage to catch a cold, I can usually kill it in about half a day.

Also, there are certain veggies which actually make you feel full while helping you to lose weight, such as: apples, broccoli, almonds and surprisingly the potato (roughly in this order of effectiveness). For salads cucumbers can be quite filling but give you mostly water and some nutrients. Keep in mind that most of the nutrients in vegetables like potatoes, carrots and cucumbers are in the peel, so either scrub well or buy directly from a farmer.

The fat of mackerel is also healthy for you and in fact breaks down your fat and helps you lose weight. Eskimos traditionally eat a lot of fat from the ocean, to help keep their bodies warm during the cold winters, yet they can maintain slim bodies.

Humans have survived for hundred of thousands of years on nuts and fruits, with the occasional meat. Return back to that and your body will function as it should. Do not believe the captains of industry, who will employ all means to convince you this or that chemical is good for you. Your body is a natural being, the bible says it is God’s temple – treat it that way and you will be much healthier and happier. Here is an interesting read on how Jesus instructed the Essenes what they should eat.

How Much You Eat

But even with a salad diet I found I couldn’t take off that last layer around and in my belly. I was determined to return my shape to the beautiful gymnastics years in university. As I aged I noticed my metabolism had been declining. When I used to eat two large plates for breakfast, a bag and a half for lunch and at least two large plates for dinner (you expend a lot of energy when tree planting),


Pictures of my travels – London

I now eat a big bowl of salad per day, three beers and I’m done. I’ve even started experimenting with eating every second day. Like one person I met explained, if he sees that his belly is protruding ever so slightly, he will simply not eat until it is burned off. Our bodies are actually capable of photosynthesis and converting the nitrogen, carbon and hydrogen in the air into proteins, just as plants do. A surprisingly high amount of our food intake can come from this source, whether we eat or not. But I’m probably an extreme example since I fast four times a year and have found that my body’s metabolism has really slowed down as a result. But this too can be good, as the only scientifically proven way they have extended a rat’s life is by denying it of food. When I fast I actually have more energy (mind energy, for thinking, although less energy for intense physical movements). 60% of our body’s energy can be used to convert food into glucose fuel, especially if eating meat. Animals instinctively fast whenever they are injured, because it frees up a lot of the body’s energy to focus on healing itself rather than breaking down food. If you feel pain when fasting it is because toxins are being released into your stomach, but once you cleanse your body of this you will feel absolutely no pain from a lack of food. There are many ways you can detox your body and this is important to keep it healthy and operating properly. Fasting is one, or there are certain diets. My fasting and connected pages explain a lot about this.


Pictures of my travels – Turkey.

Now all this may sound rather horrific to someone who is used to gorging themselves on food, but this does not have to be painful at all. Take your time. By switching to good foods and staying away from processed ones and chemicals you will have accomplished a lot. Over time you will see a change for the better, feel better about yourself and get more motivated to take further measures.

I believe that eating a lot of food is psychological and I myself would like to eat much more, simply for the pleasure. So stuff yourself with salad and all the good stuff, indulge yourself with the occasional naughtiness, and be conscious every time you eat. Eat slowly, as it takes about 20 minutes before your stomach even registers the food and you start to feel full or satisfied. You can sit at your desk and nibble away at almonds and veggie snacks all day long, with perhaps a bowl of soup for lunch. This is a healthier way to eat. You should also eat most of your food earlier in the day, for a full stomach before sleep will be converted to fat.

Food is also used as a compensation for depression. You might have a low self-esteem and find satisfaction in stuffing your face with sweets, grow in size, get an even lower self-esteem and then stuff yourself more to compensate. You need to address the root of your problem if this is the case. Make a shift in your life to preoccupy yourself with activities in nature and other positive energy inducing environments and surroundings. Learn about the powers of positive thinking and how to take control of your life for the better. There is no need to get stuck in a self-perpetuating rut, getting down on yourself and only dig yourself in deeper.


I’m sure this will be a dreaded word for many, but it really does not need to be painful. I remember when I was young I once caught my mom doing situps on the floor while wearing a plastic outfit designed to make her sweat more and lose weight faster. That must have been horribly uncomfortable. Like the shift in diet above, exercising does not need to be painful but can be a pleasure.


Pictures of my travels – Myra Turkey.

First of all, one important trick is not to overdo it, otherwise you risk creating a mental block and giving up outright. It should be a pleasurable experience every time.

The thigh muscles are the largest in the body, and therefore the best for burning off calories. Work in an office building? Why not get to work a few minutes early and walk up a few flights before jumping in the elevator. Not enough to make you sweat but just a little blast. Over time you will see that you can climb more flights before you start perspiring.

Walk as much as possible. Personally I get frustratingly bored standing at a bus stop and prefer to walk to the next one if I feel I have the time. If there is a park on the way to work you can get off the bus a bit earlier and walk the remainder. Look at a map and think of ways to sprinkle your day with such lovely little walks. Little blasts of nature will always make you happier.

You can join a dance club. Be creative and find things you enjoy. Every bit of movement is good and necessary for a healthy body. When you move your heart pumps faster to bring more oxygen into the blood stream, and a faster circulating blood stream generally works faster at cleaning and maintaining it. Cycle with a friend through the country, or just look for interesting ways and excuses to get some movement into your day. I work at home and one trick I do is I try to do a few pushups or other exercises whenever I have to get up from my seat. Over the day that can add up to less than half an hour, not much of an investment, but it definitely keeps my body in good shape.


This gets back to why you may be obese in the first place. Sure, the types of foods you were previously eating played a large role, but many times people eat a lot to compensate for depression or low self-esteem. I once translated a book on the power of positive thinking, and have learned much about it. There is also an interesting documentary called Water. It may seem hard to believe but there are many amazing qualities about water, one of which is its ability to store positive energy. The bible says we should always give thanks and bless our food before we eat it. This is because food, like our bodies, is made up of a large amount of water (our bodies 85%). Not only that but your unconscious mind can be reprogrammed. Our waking, conscious mind uses less than 10% of our brain, so who knows all what goes on in the unconscious 90%. But you can reprogram yourself.


Pictures of my travels – Myra Turkey.

Even if you have to lie. First, imagine what you want to look like. Every time thoughts surface where you start to cut yourself down, stop and replace those thoughts with beautiful ones, of how you want to look. Keep focusing on that, crowding out the negative thoughts, and you will find that, in time, it actually works. The author who wrote about the positive thinking approach explained that he was extremely obese but that, after imagining for an extended period how he wanted to look, he simply lost an appetite for bread, naturally changed his diet and eventually lost all of his excess. Like the Hungry for Change explains, look at yourself in the mirror, stare right into your eyes and tell yourself you are a good person. If you keep repeating it it eventually registers in your conscious mind and begins to have an effect. Otherwise, if you continue to cut yourself down, you will lose all faith and hope in a solution, and probably just give up and gorge out on the worst foods. If you cut yourself down you will feel you deserve it and you will abandon all hope.

In short, none of these steps have to be painful. Start reprogramming yourself, make a simple and healthy shift in your diet, get out into nature when you can, make a careful note every time you put something in your mouth and be conscious about it, and you will definitely see an improvement. Once you do that will only motivate you further, and your change for the better will accelerate. You will feel better about yourself, your confidence will improve, your skin will be rosy and radiate, people will compliment you, you will be sick much less often and you will be a much happier person. Just take the first step, no matter how small, and keep focusing. If it takes years it does not matter. The journey there will be rewarding as you watch the improvements in yourself. A win, win, win scenario, so go, go, go!

Go to my General Health pages for tips on other ways to stay healthy.

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