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by Mojo
Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: My new (repurposed) meditation chair
Replies: 10
Views: 1124

Re: My new (repurposed) meditation chair

Eh, the chair just isn't cutting it. It forces me to round my back, causing pain and cutting into my alertness.
by Mojo
Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: My new (repurposed) meditation chair
Replies: 10
Views: 1124

Re: My new (repurposed) meditation chair

Truth be told, I am pretty heavy and that puts a lot of pressure on my posterior, where I have some tissues that don't take too kindly to that pressure. I need something cushy and stable. I'm sure there are some other options out there that might be a bit more portable but this was available to me i...
by Mojo
Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: My new (repurposed) meditation chair
Replies: 10
Views: 1124

Re: My new (repurposed) meditation chair

SarathW wrote:How do you travel with this?
;)
I just came up with the idea yesterday. I'll have to do something else when I travel.
by Mojo
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: My new (repurposed) meditation chair
Replies: 10
Views: 1124

Re: My new (repurposed) meditation chair

Crazy cloud wrote:On top of pic, left side, it says; "attachments" ... :tongue:
Touche

:P
by Mojo
Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: My new (repurposed) meditation chair
Replies: 10
Views: 1124

My new (repurposed) meditation chair

I got this swivel rocking chair from the Goodwill Store for $10 and removed its swivel to make a stable and comfortable meditation chair for myself. I can sit in half-lotus quite nicely with this.
by Mojo
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Going vegan!
Replies: 37
Views: 5843

Re: Going vegan!

It looks like researchers are still confused about the our ability to convert ALA to EPA and DHA and the benefit of ALA alone. I am more confused now.
by Mojo
Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Going vegan!
Replies: 37
Views: 5843

Re: Going vegan!

Well very good Mojo. I am glad my suggestion of flax seed has culminated in a positive outcome. Although I had never considered simply putting the oil on foods, but rather gel caps so as to avoid what I would have presumed to be a less than delectable taste. How does it taste, besides oiley? I used...
by Mojo
Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:12 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Going vegan!
Replies: 37
Views: 5843

Re: Going vegan!

Well, I just made some steel cut oats cooked with almond milk. I added some frozen blueberries at the end with a couple spoons of flaxseed and a bit of salt and Splenda. It was fantastic. I eat oatmeal every day so this should be a great way to get my ALA.
by Mojo
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Going vegan!
Replies: 37
Views: 5843

Re: Going vegan!

I picked up some ground flaxseed and was planning on adding some to my daily oatmeal. Would that not be as good as cooking with dha flaxseed oil? I have been buying Equate One Daily Men's Health, which is a Walmart generic for One A Day. http://mobile.walmart.com/ip/Equate-Men-s-Health-Formula-One-D...
by Mojo
Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Going vegan!
Replies: 37
Views: 5843

Re: Going vegan!

May I suggest flax seed oil as an alternative to fish oil? It is also rich in omega 3s and has some DHA or whatever it is that gives you the goodness. I asked if I should take an Omega-3 supplement or switch from olive to canola oil and he didn't seem to think I needed to. He said to continue takin...
by Mojo
Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Going vegan!
Replies: 37
Views: 5843

Re: Going vegan!

Its very high...but getting better. My blood chemistry is good. I follow the South Beach Diet, which adapts quite well to a vegetarian lifestyle. My exercise right now is walking. I was up to running 3 miles straight a little more than a year ago plus weights, plus yoga... I got burnt out and stoppe...
by Mojo
Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4229
Views: 255523

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Mojo wrote:I'm considering moving from an ovo-lacto vegetarian diet to a vegan one. I'm going to discuss it wit my doctor at my next physical.
http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=17839
by Mojo
Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Going vegan!
Replies: 37
Views: 5843

Going vegan!

I had my physical today. My weight was 299 pounds, down 26 since the beginning of March and down 76 since April 2011 when I hit my personal high of 375. My cholesterol is at 190, less than the 200 limit for healthy range. My triglycerides are in good order. So I told my doctor I wanted to go from ov...
by Mojo
Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4229
Views: 255523

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Funny you should say that about chicken, I have this kind of belief that if you could eat only one kind of meat, it should be chicken, something about eating the least advanced animal in our food chain, The arguement has one flaw, the number of chickens you would have to eat to be equivalent to the...
by Mojo
Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4229
Views: 255523

Re: the great vegetarian debate

I'm considering moving from an ovo-lacto vegetarian diet to a vegan one. I'm going to discuss it wit my doctor at my next physical.
by Mojo
Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: 21-days no-carb no-sugar challenge
Replies: 23
Views: 5425

Re: 21-days no-carb no-sugar challenge

Fruit is full of simple sugars. So if you are eating fruit, your diet is far from being simple carb, sugar-free. Hi Ben fruit is replete with simple sugars, but it also contains vitamins, minerals and most importantly 'living', biologically active water which the cells of our body need. It's only c...
by Mojo
Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: 21-days no-carb no-sugar challenge
Replies: 23
Views: 5425

Re: 21-days no-carb no-sugar challenge

Looks pretty starchy. Its filling you up until the next time you had planned to eat?
by Mojo
Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: 21-days no-carb no-sugar challenge
Replies: 23
Views: 5425

Re: 21-days no-carb no-sugar challenge

I think the South Beach Diet offers a balanced approach to breaking sugar cravings. Unsure if you are vegetarian or not, but its no problem on South Beach.
by Mojo
Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Karaniya Metta Sutta as your metta practice?
Replies: 1
Views: 613

Karaniya Metta Sutta as your metta practice?

Are any of you using this sutta as your primary metta practice?