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THE GREAT MONDAY IS COMING by KELVIN HUGHES. | GBAMLOG.COM

“Hurry, Hurry, get your stuff together…the Great Monday is coming!”

What is the “Great Monday”?- you ask, as you scurry about to find whatever stuff it is you should take to greet the “Great Monday.”

Well the Great Monday comes on June 3d this year- and as one must do the week before the Great Monday appears – you have a week of preparation. Actually, two weeks, but I didn’t write this until week one was over. So there.

On the Great Monday – I will become bionic. Yep. A brand spanking new hip. All shiny and pain free. I won’t see it- except a few hours before they put it in me- but I am told with great certainty that I will feel the difference immediately. No pain. That is good enough for me.

However the preparations have some difficult parts to them like: will power, sacrifice, self control and dedication. First you have to do just four simple exercises on the floor, and two while seated in a chair. You are supposed to do ten reps of each, twice daily.

First they wanted to see if we could do 20 pushups. Just 20. Form wasn’t judged at all. Just could you lower yourself down to your chest (belly) and back up. Everyone but me had to do a chair pushup. Where they sat in a chair and did pushups with their arms. So I was feeling pretty good about myself. Having done twenty actual pushups, and breezing through twenty chair pushups.

To be fair, everyone was over sixty five years old. The only thing we had in common besides bad hips and knees- was pain. Everyone was in pain. And overweight too. All but two guys who somehow managed to live their whole lives with discipline, self control, and will power. I bet they weren’t even human. One of those guys weighed exactly what he did when he graduated from High School. Six foot one inches tall, and weighs 155 pounds. Thin, but not rail thin.

The other guy was my size, but lighter. LOL He got up to 199 pounds at one point around age fifty three. Since he was only five foot six inches tall- just like me- he decided he didn’t want to weigh two hundred pounds- or anywhere close to it- so he changed his diet dramatically.

Listen to this and weep: He stopped eating sugar in anything. Cereal, tea, cakes, ice cream, soda pop- if it had sugar in it- he doesn’t eat it. And…he didn’t replace sugary drinks with the chemical laden “sugar free” substitutes. He amped up his intake of vegetables, fruits, and legumes. Way up. He still eats meat, but only small portions and only fresh cooked. He hasn’t been to a Fast Food Restaurant in more than twenty years.

He allows himself two kinds of treats: Two table spoons of plain vanilla ice cream on Mon- Weds- Friday. And on Saturday he goes whole hog and allows himself chocolate covered almonds- up to ten of them! Oh, and no beer, wine, or whiskey.

It took him two years to go from 199 pounds- to 135 pounds. And he hasn’t weighed more than 137 pounds since then. His name was Nick. I called him Saint Nick after he told me his story. But neither of those two guys could do twenty push ups on the floor. I was smug.

Except for this simple fact: I weigh 215 pounds. When I did my pushups, my belly was very close to the floor. To make my chest hit…well, I had to squeeze my belly out a bit to the sides so I could reach the floor. Sad.

Then we moved on to another exercise- snow angels without the arms. That is what I call them anyway. You lay on your back on the floor, and then you move one leg out like you were making a snow angel. Just one at a time. And slide your leg, do not lift it. If you have bad hips you are supposed to move it as far as you can- even an inch is good.

Okay, so I don’t have any will power, discipline, or self control- but I do have an ego. I went home and did two sets of ten snow angels. And I moved even my bad hip leg about twenty inches away from the perpendicular. I was stoked. Then I tried to get up. Ouch. For the next few hours my hips let me know how stupid I was to invoke my ego instead of my common sense. I have to skip that exercise for a few days before the Great Monday arrives.

They also recommend no caffeine, no smoking, and no drinking of alcohol. I don’t smoke or drink, but caffeine? I drink two litters of Pepsi in twenty four hours (Hey, don’t sound so shocked- I am not done yet!). I also drink between three and five cups of tea a day. And each cup has three heaping teaspoons of sugar in it too. I know, I know, why aren’t I a diabetic? Or dead. I eat sugared cereals- and add sugar to them. I know most of you are grossed out by now- even I am getting a little nauseous as I read what I write. Yech.

I also make buttered toast and add sugar (with cinnamon) to it. And donuts. I love donuts. I will even eat stale donuts while bemoaning the fact that they are stale. And cake. And chips. And candy bars. Hmmm…as Phil said in Groundhog Day: “I have a problem…I may have a problem.”

So in preparation for the Great Monday, I have to cease sugar, caffeine, and eat dark green leafy vegetables to increase my Iron. That means I need self control, self discipline, will power and some sacrifice. I haven’t used any of those in decades. And I had to ask where the Produce Section was in the grocery store. It isn’t anywhere near the bakery.

I do walk every day, even with my two canes- but that is habit not discipline. Walking – for me- is like breathing and peeing, just something I do without notice. LOL

One week of truly healthy dietary habits, fluid intake, and religious application to the exercises. Can I do it? Part of me knows I have to. Why? Because I want the best possible outcome for this surgery. I want to go for long walks again- without the companionship of pain. But a part of me knows me well enough to know that just not having Pepsi for a week would be a Hero Level Effort on my part.

And I have to wean myself off of caffeine. Going “cold turkey” from the amounts of caffeine I take in can cause massive headaches, or worse. But I have made a start. No tea. None for three days so far. And I have slowed my Pepsi down to a one liter bottle that lasts me two days. Oh, and I didn’t buy any cereal last week- so we are out of that.

Donuts? Don’t ask. I am on a roll. LOL

I do like vegetables and fresh fruit – and I never used salad dressing on my salad. So that was a point for me. I am eating lots of green things- even rabbits and squirrels are looking at me with envy. No fruit juices though, just the fruit. Last time I ate this many apples, cherries, or pumpkins, they were in pies. Pies covered with whip cream, and a scoop of ice cream on the side.

I have also learned about squash. Squashes. There are many kinds of squash, which is kind of like a thin movie star version of pumpkins or gourds. I bought butterscotch squash…only to find out it got that name from its color- not the taste. But it is good though- especially as a cold soup.

I have eaten enough tomatoes to be considered a pasta sauce all on my own. And spinach, kale, and celery. My stools are coming out like rattan patio furniture. I have so much fiber in me now, twice I got accidentally caught by hay bailing machines. I am fairly certain – if I keep this up- I shall become wicker furniture.

No processed food. None. All my favorite Marie Calendar frozen dinners- gone. Replaced by blueberries, strawberries, and peaches. Oh, and mango too. I do add a dollop of whip cream to them though. Okay, a big dollop.

I drink mostly water now. Lots of water. Maybe that is why I am shaped like a sagging water balloon.

The Great Monday is coming. I will be ready.

Smiles, Kevin

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Doctor warns against using saliva as lubricant during intercourse

– A Nigerian doctor identified as Dr. Victor-Bryan Nwala has shared a medical tip that is making many social media users rethink some of their lifestyle choices
– In a lengthy post, the doctor warned against people using saliva as lubricant during intercourse
– Sharing the dangers, the young man stated that it can lead to infections
When it comes to having consensual intercourse between two adults, anything goes depending on the preference of the two parties involved. However, certain care should be taken in the practice.

A Nigerian doctor identified as @vibrantdvick on Twitter has shared a tip which is making some ‘kerewa’ lovers rethink their lifestyle choices.
In a lengthy post, the doctor stated that people should avoid using saliva as a lubricant when trying to get things moist during intercourse. He stated that saliva contains digestive enzymes that can prove dangerous to the eco-system of the se’xual organ.

Victor-Bryan Nwala warned that at worst, such practice can cause infections.
Read his post below:
Dr. Victor-Bryan Nwala
@VibrantdVick
Saliva is not a lubricant!
Saliva is not a lubricant!!
Saliva is not a lubricant!!!
Saliva is not a lubricant!!!!
Do not use it during sexual intercourse.
I hope u understand this.

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Dr. Victor-Bryan Nwala
@VibrantdVick
“The bacteria in saliva are very different than the bacteria in your vagina,” Saliv also contains digestive enzymes that break down food. When you introduce these bacteria and enzymes into your vagina

Dr. Victor-Bryan Nwala
@VibrantdVick
the result can upset your vaginal microbiome and leave you susceptible developing a yeast infection or bacteri vaginosis.

Dr. Victor-Bryan Nwala
@VibrantdVick
“Any STI in the throat or mouth can be transmitted to the genitals through saliva,” In other words, if your partner an active herpes lesion for example, using their spit to make things slick co leave you with genital herpes.

Dr. Victor-Bryan Nwala
@VibrantdVick
This scenario happens more than you might think—and it’s the most commo way genital herpes is contracted. Even you don’t see a cold sore on or aroun their mouth, the virus can still be transmissible.

Dr. Victor-Bryan Nwala
@VibrantdVick
“Herpes can present with blisters or sores, but it can also present asymptomatically,”

Dr. Victor-Bryan Nwala

@VibrantdVick
Herpes isn’t the only oral STI you can contract. “Gonorrhea, chlamydia, HPV, syphilis, and trichomoniasis can also a be transmitted to the genitals through saliva,” And like herpes, these infectio may not have any symptoms.

Dr. Victor-Bryan Nwala
@VibrantdVick
“Using saliva as lube provides a perfec storm to alter the vaginal or anal ecosystem enough to trigger one of these infections,”

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Easy ways to avoid unwanted pregnancy

The rate of unwanted pregnancy seems to be on the rise, even with the constant preaching of ABSTINENCE

source : lifestyle ng

The poor level of sex education has resulted in so many problems and one of them is the issue of unwanted pregnancy.

To avoid misunderstanding even married people face the same issue.

If you don’t want it, it is unwanted.

Check out these 3 simple ways to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

1) CONTRACEPTIVES

People often think they are smart and depend on their ‘pull out’ game, which doesn’t always work.

You won’t be lucky every day, so why not give yourself a teeny-weeny peace of mind and use protection.

Contraceptives are one of the most efficient ways to avoid pregnancies.

Contraceptives include

– long-acting reversible contraception, such as the implant or intrauterine device (IUD)

– hormonal contraceptives such as the pill or the Depo Provera injection.

– barrier methods, such as condoms

For people who complain of condoms been inconvenient and hurting them during sex, it is best to try various brands and opt for the brand that is most efficient.

There are male and female condoms as there are male and female contraceptives

Condoms although run the risk of breaking and pregnancies have been said to happen even with people who were on the pill.

– Morning After Pill

The morning after pill is a type of Emergency Contraceptive, it is used after unprotected sex to reduce drastically the possibility of pregnancy.

Its effect depends on how soon it is taken after the said sex.

They work best when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex, but can be taken up to 5 days after.

The sooner they are taken the better they work.

Generally, Contraceptives are not 100% effective

2) KNOW YOUR CYCLE

There’s no safe time of the month that has zero pregnancy risks.

Although some times are riskier than others- those are the fertile days when conception is more likely to happen

The menstrual cycle begins on the first day of the period and continues up to the first day of the next period.

Fertility is at its peak during ovulation when the ovaries release an egg.

Ovulation usually occurs 12 to 14 days before the next period starts.

This is the time of the month when pregnancy is most likely to happen.

Trickily most women are extra horny and sexually appealing during this period.

So STAY AWAY FROM ANYTHING SEX DURING OVULATION!!!!

It is helpful to get a period or menstrual cycle app to help with the calculation, but it cannot be depended on especially by women who have irregular periods!!!

What is equally tricky is that sperms can sometimes survive in the body for up to 7 days after sex.

Meaning that as long as there’s sperm somewhere in the body – pregnancy might just be on the way

3) ‘Avoid WEATHER FOR TWO’

There’s a funny saying that goes, Weather for two, pregnancy for sure

Weather for two is a saying to measure cool weathers, where cuddling is often needed, hence leading to sex

Sex during such weathers are mostly uninhibited and caution is usually thrown in the bin.

Preventive measures are rarely observed, as all that is needed is the warmth of the other body to ease the cold of the weather.

It is in times like this people are blinded by lust and conception is likely to happen

So my dear, what do you do when you feel or hear weather for two?

Generally, the most certain way to prevent unwanted pregnancy is by abstaining.

5 effective ways to burn fat without going to the gym

Have you felt jiggly in a couple of places on your body? Are you alarmed that you can no longer fit into your jeans so you are racing to the gym?

Before you begin that intense workout, here are a few things you should know.

First off, You can never burn fat just by exercising!

source : lifestyle ng

So stop suffering yourself, try these 5 things to help you burn fat faster.

1. Strength Training

Strength training is a type of exercise that requires you to contract your muscles against resistance. It builds muscle mass and increases strength.

The more muscle mass you gather, the less fat mass you have.

Doing body-weight exercises, lifting weights or using gym equipment are a few easy ways to get started with strength training.

2. Eat More Protein

Including more proteinous foods in your diet is an effective way to reduce your appetite and burn more fat.

Upping your protein intake may also increase feelings of fullness, decrease appetite and reduce calorie intake to aid in weight loss.

Some examples of protein-rich foods include meat, eggs, beans, and milk.

3. Sleep

No, sleeping will not make you lazy.

Contrary to what you might think about sleep, going to bed a bit earlier or setting your alarm clock a little later can help boost fat burning and prevent weight gain.

Although everyone needs a different amount of sleep, getting at least seven hours of sleep per night is associated with the most benefits when it comes to body weight.

4. Eat Healthy Fats

There is good fat and bad fat. Bad fat is bad for your health and good fat is good for your health.

Although it may seem counterintuitive, increasing your intake of healthy fats may actually help prevent weight gain and help you maintain feelings of fullness.

Fat takes a while to digest and can help slow the emptying of the stomach, which can reduce appetite and hunger.

Olive oil, coconut oil, avocados, nuts, and seeds are just a few examples of healthy types of fat that may have beneficial effects on fat burning.

5. Drink Coffee

If you don’t drink much coffee, you might want to start doing that.

Caffeine is a primary ingredient in just about every fat-burning supplement, and for good reason.

The caffeine found in coffee acts as a central nervous system stimulant increases metabolism and boosts the breakdown of fatty acids.

5 effective ways to burn fat without going to the gym

Have you felt jiggly in a couple of places on your body? Are you alarmed that you can no longer fit into your jeans so you are racing to the gym?

Before you begin that intense workout, here are a few things you should know.

First off, You can never burn fat just by exercising!

source : lifestyle ng

So stop suffering yourself, try these 5 things to help you burn fat faster.

1. Strength Training

Strength training is a type of exercise that requires you to contract your muscles against resistance. It builds muscle mass and increases strength.

The more muscle mass you gather, the less fat mass you have.

Doing body-weight exercises, lifting weights or using gym equipment are a few easy ways to get started with strength training.

2. Eat More Protein

Including more proteinous foods in your diet is an effective way to reduce your appetite and burn more fat.

Upping your protein intake may also increase feelings of fullness, decrease appetite and reduce calorie intake to aid in weight loss.

Some examples of protein-rich foods include meat, eggs, beans, and milk.

3. Sleep

No, sleeping will not make you lazy.

Contrary to what you might think about sleep, going to bed a bit earlier or setting your alarm clock a little later can help boost fat burning and prevent weight gain.

Although everyone needs a different amount of sleep, getting at least seven hours of sleep per night is associated with the most benefits when it comes to body weight.

4. Eat Healthy Fats

There is good fat and bad fat. Bad fat is bad for your health and good fat is good for your health.

Although it may seem counterintuitive, increasing your intake of healthy fats may actually help prevent weight gain and help you maintain feelings of fullness.

Fat takes a while to digest and can help slow the emptying of the stomach, which can reduce appetite and hunger.

Olive oil, coconut oil, avocados, nuts, and seeds are just a few examples of healthy types of fat that may have beneficial effects on fat burning.

5. Drink Coffee

If you don’t drink much coffee, you might want to start doing that.

Caffeine is a primary ingredient in just about every fat-burning supplement, and for good reason.

The caffeine found in coffee acts as a central nervous system stimulant increases metabolism and boosts the breakdown of fatty acids.

This is the remedy to your hair problems

If you have never heard the saying that Coconut oil cures everything, then you may have been living under a rock. Coconut oil is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals which are good for the human body. People are using it in everything from smoothies to coffee. But we are going to concentrate on its benefits for hair.

source : Tracy Williams

Coconut oil is one of the few substances that can actually penetrate the hair follicle. It gets right inside your hair itself and helps address lots of concerns directly. It has been in use as hair oil for thousands of years, and it has shown remarkable results in hair growth since ages.

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Certain components in it keep the hair strong, nourished and protected from the effects of premature ageing, like baldness and excessive hair loss. Wondering what benefits this all-purpose oil possesses for the hair?

Here are some benefits of coconut oil for the hair

1. It helps prevent dandruff

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The various fatty acids present in coconut oil serve as very good anti-dandruff agents and are far better than any anti-dandruff shampoo. Regular application of coconut oil can help you get rid of dandruff forever.

2. It prevents split ends

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Coconut oil (especially in combination with almond oil) can be applied topically to help heal split ends.

3. It is a natural hair detangler

Coconut oil is a great alternative for store-bought detangler and is much cheaper. You just have to be careful not to apply it so close to the roots that your hair looks greasy.

4. It conditions the hair

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Coconut oil will give any conditioner a hydrating boost. The oil will trap the conditioner’s hydrating ingredients within your hair, allowing them to penetrate the shaft more effectively and longer.

By Tracy Williams

ARRESTED : Nigerian nanny force-feeds baby to death in U.S

Oluremi Adeleye, a 73 nanny convicted of murder in the U.S. for force-feeding a baby milk has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

According to Washington Post, the septuagenarian was found guilty of child abuse and second-degree murder by Prince George’s County Circuit Court, Judge Karen Mason.

“While I don’t find the defendant is an evil-intentioned baby slayer, I also don’t find her actions were accidental.” Mason said before handing down the sentence.

Prince George’s County prosecutors argued that the nanny unscrewed the lid of a baby bottle and poured nearly eight ounces of milk down 8-month-old Enita Salubi’s throat.

Adeleye, a native of Nigeria, testified in her own defense at her trial that she was “cup-feeding” the baby to ensure it didn’t go hungry, a custom in her home country.

She and her attorneys said that she did not mean to hurt the child and that Enita’s death was a “tragic accident.”

Adeleye had others testify in her defense, saying that cup-feeding — pouring liquid in one’s hand to feed children when they do not want to eat but need to be fed — was common in Nigeria.

“Please forgive me. I didn’t mean to kill your child,” Oluremi said in court on the day the judgement was delivered.

The child had roused the nanny from a nap, and the girl essentially drowned in milk while in Adeleye’s care in Glenarden on Oct. 24, 2016, prosecutors said at trial.

Enita’s mother, Nikia Porter, said at the sentencing that she moved from the South Side of Chicago to escape gun violence that could have put her family in danger.

“I didn’t want to lose my child to a stray bullet…. I lost her to a formula.”

Adeleye, opted for a bench trial, in which a judge weighed her fate instead of a jury.

In finding Adeleye guilty of all the charges against her, Mason said Adeleye lied to homicide detectives in recorded interviews about whether she unscrewed the cap of the bottle to feed the child.

The shifting story, Mason said, demonstrated a “consciousness of guilt.”

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