Seven Segal, A.K.A. “The Ticker”, was Born to Raise Hell because he is A Dangerous Man. The Keeper, The Patriot -The Glimmer Man, he was Out for Justice, On Deadly Ground and in Dark Territory.
Out for a Kill, he was A Mercenary armed only with a Machete to avenge his lost love, Clementine. She was The Foreigner who tried to reach Into the Sun only to find herself Submerged into the Belly of the Beast, to the Fire Down Below.
Rumor has it he was once Pistol Whipped for making The Onion Movie. The Shadow Man was Against the Dark – Driven to Kill. His Exit Wounds left him Half Past Dead but as luck would have it, his Kill Switch was far enough Out of Reach for him to make the ultimate Executive Decision. He had no choice – he was Under Siege.
He was Marked for Death, yet Hard to Kill and Above the Law. During a Flight of Fury, the Attack Force known as “Urban Justice” said to him, “Today You Die, for it is the Black Dawn.”
***I initally wrote this when I was sixteen years old. It’s a story based solely on his movie titles. He has made about twenty more since then and while I COULD add to the story, I won’t, because I’m lazy af***
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If those of you who don’t know me, let me start by saying I’m a bipolar insomniac with a host of medical issues. For as many years as I can remember I have been pumped up with so many pharmaceuticals I was a zombie. Laughed a bit, didn’t cry. No highs, some lows. No creativity. Those medications are partly why I stopped blogging. Wonder why I’m back? That’s because I’m off most of them because of CBD.
Let me start this by saying I am not a doctor. All of the information in this article is based off of research and my personal experience. I can not treat or diagnose and I advise you to do your own research. Also remember to consult your doctor before trying this product for yourself.
How I Discovered CBD
A while ago I was very sick and I was put on blood thinners and they totally messed me up psychologically. Being forced off of almost all my medications and in that time I started doing research on its benefits. I researched blogs and PubMed articles as well as found some Facebook groups that were very helpful.
Knowing I needed help but I really didn’t want to go back on all my medications so I asked my psychiatrist if CBD was an option. She said she didn’t have prior knowledge in the field but I can feel free to explore that area.
CBD and Other Vitamins That Helped My Mental Health
I’m going to skip the small stuff and just tell you what worked for me. I take CBD from Lazarus Naturals (coupon codes below), a triple calm magnesium from Amazon (HIGHLY recommend, read the reviews), a B supplement with l-theanine (Again, read the reviews, it’s a kid vitamin but it works great. As a bonus, vitamin B1 keeps mosquitoes from biting you), fish oil, and l-theanine as its own supplement. Please take the time to read the reviews and follow the dosage guidelines and check with your healthcare provider before making any changes to your vitamin or medication intake.
CBD DOSAGE –
How does dosing work and what dosage should I start with? This dosing guide provides tips for how much CBD to take and how to find your optimal dosage level: https://cbdoilusers.com/cbd-oil-drops-dosage-calculator/ Follow these guidelines as almost everything I have read from this site is spot on with treatment.
I am now completely off antidepressants, take half my bipolar medications, and 75% fewer sleeping pills. CBD is beneficial for almost every type of ailment ranging from ADHD to Bipolar to pain. I can’t speak for pain relief as I use it purely for psychological reasons.
Legalities of CBD
Is CBD oil legal? Hemp-derived CBD oil products were legalized at the federal level in the U.S. with the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill. The laws governing CBD oil can be inconsistent at the state and local levels. I am not able to give legal advice. If you are concerned about the legality of any product, please review the laws applicable for your state and/or consult an attorney. This website may also be a good resource regarding legalities: http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/state-medical-marijuana-laws.aspx
There is a possibility you will fail a drug test when using CBD as while it can not get you high there is a trace amount of THC that could result in a failed test. My doctor tests me regularly and she said she is so pleased with my results she doesn’t care if I happen to fail one. Take this into consideration when applying for a job.
A few CBD companies will also give you a medical discount with proof of disability. I currently get 40% off CBDMD and 60% off at Lazarus. I believe you can subscribe to the site above and get coupon codes emailed or simply bookmark the link for future use. They have substantial savings around holiday times throughout the year.
What I think can not be stressed enough is DO NOT BUY CBD FROM A FACEBOOK FRIEND OR MLM. You need to make sure your CBD is triple sourced and the company can provide the testing results. I would go off the link I listed above for reviews and recommendations. I could write a whole article on why you need to stay away from Hempworx.
CBD is in my mind nearly a cure-all for almost every ailment out there, especially mental disorders. The best advice I can give you is for you to join the Facebook group and utilize the search function. There really isn’t a need for you to post a question. Use keywords pertaining to your ailment or question and I guarantee you will find multiple discussions on brands, dosing, treatment, and results. Before starting any new treatment be sure to speak with your doctor. Questions? Please feel free to leave a comment or contact me. I will do my best to answer or I can point you in the right direction.
The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read online.
I used to be a skinny girl. I loved being a skinny girl. When I got pregnant with my first I weighed 126 pounds. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a buffet that could keep me down. I was a power eater. I just didn’t get full. I’d only stop eating when I was sick of chewing the food.
My Life B.K. (Before Kids)
I ended that pregnancy at 178 pounds and was furious with myself. It was assumed I could eat all I want and it’d just fall right off when I had the baby. I even nursed him a full year and was excited because I heard nursing is a workout in itself. Well not for me. I was starving. Those extra calories I burned producing milk led me back to the buffet. I was weak with hunger and because of this, my weight stayed up.
Shoot forward 2 years and I’m gearing up for my second child. I start this pregnancy at 160 pounds. Not too intent on losing the weight since I knew I was planning this pregnancy, I told myself I’d watch what I ate and exercise daily. Then I’d deliver and *POOF* – I’d be skinny.
7 months pregnant with Jake
In the Beginning
I started off great, and was really paying attention to my body. I got my husband to get me a treadmill, swearing I’d walk daily and get in shape. Wrong. I was so sick my first trimester I could barely get out of bed. I lost touch with my friends and neglected my poor toddler. It was all I could do to get out of bed and drag myself to the couch. My husband called in to work to take care of Jake when he just couldn’t sit around watching TV anymore.
Once the second trimester came around and I started feeling better, the hunger from the first pregnancy revisited itself. I won’t go into detail but I came out of it at a whopping 220 pounds. I couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror. This time, the motivation was for real.
The ONLY picture I ever allowed taken (205 pounds and only 7 months pregnant )
I knew it was time to make a change
So I started the South Beach Diet and really got to working out. Really. There was a great workout video I loved and had worked for me in the past. I did this all religiously for a few weeks and didn’t lose a pound. My knees hurt from the high impact aerobics and I started to lose hope. Then came the Wii Fit.
I hadn’t ever heard of Nintendo’s Wii Fit. We already had a Wii and I loved the interaction it provided my family. Our team bowling was a blast. One day, my husband emailed me the link to the Wii Fit and tells me he thinks it would work for me. I’m not competitive, but with my husband I have to win. We decided to get it and see who can achieve their goals first. His to gain and mine to lose.
Let me tell you, the first five minutes I stepped on the Wii Fit balance board, I was motivated. If any of you are familiar with the Wii, you know that you have the ability to create a likeness of yourself, known as a “Mii.” I loved my little Mii. She was tall, Blond and skinny. Imagine my surprise when I boldly stepped on the balance board my first day to get my weight and BMI assessment and my skinny little Mii starts swelling as the scale charts my weight. Suddenly I have a chunky Mii and my BMI was way above where it should be.
My husband went straight to the strength training but that all bored me. I wanted to play games. I tried out every single game and played them all until I unlocked them in the advanced levels. Each day I’d log in and get weighed and that scale started to move. All I was doing was playing games. I was floored. Soon, I was so good at these games I thought I’d try the yoga and strength sections.
Now, to this day I still can’t balance without being next to the wall, but eventually I devised my own workout routine and it really worked for me. My joints weren’t sore and my body started to change. Over the next few months, I dropped down to 160 pounds!
4 Months After I started Wii Fit, Size 12 (Singing Karaoke)
I am the last person to think you could actually lose weight playing video games, but I did it. Also, I live for my Wii Fit. I brag about my Wii Fit and I know I’ve been the cause of dozens people I know purchasing the Wii Fit. When I travel out of town and can’t be with it, I do the exercises from memory or play as a guest on someone else’s. For the first time in years, I weigh less than my husband.
Finally, I’ve found something that motivates me to work out. Your ‘coach’ in the game will notice if you skip a day and will say something to you about it. Its a home gym and more. There’s rhythm boxing, tightrope walking and Yoga. You’ll know if your Yoga pose it right, because the balance board makes you center yourself and tells you where you need to be.
I’m fit using the Wii Fit and I’m glad. I don’t have many photos of myself immediately after pregnancy with either child, which is why I posted me pregnant. I didn’t want to get in front of the camera. In fact, the few I posted here I didn’t want taken but was talked into it. No one has ever been shown these photos, I only put them in to illustrate my progress.
This is more than a product review, this is simply how I changed my life. After years of failing workouts and miserable diets, the Wii Fit in combination with a healthy diet gave me the means necessary to achieve my goals. I don’t even have to use the low carb diet anymore. I trained myself to control my portions and I’ve never felt healthier. Like my brother told me- “I fit, you fit, Wii Fit“.
Damn it, I thought my nails were super cute but I forgot how hard it is to type with long nails. Farts.
How is everybody doing? For those of you who don’t know me (who am I kidding, you all know me, this is my first blog post in years and I am only publishing it on Facebook.) I am a 42 year old stay at home mother of two who “home schools” her kids. I say it in quotes because they do cyber school, much like going to college online only now it’s available for public school. Story for another day.
I like long walks on the beach (lies, I hate sand), staying up until six in the morning (truth, my circadian rhythm is a mess), and I haven’t touched a drink in eight years but I spend my nights unwinding with a large cup of water at my favorite pizza place (shout out to Empire Pizza in Rock Hill!)
I was a really successful blogger for years and caught some fame from a Wii Fit post I’ll be publishing again shortly so as to hopefully motivate some folks to get up off the couch to get fit in their living room but stopped due to personal reasons. After many moons the itch to write came back to me, I credit CBD. Why you ask? Let me tell you!
I’m bipolar af and about eight years ago was put on so many heavy medications I completely lost the ability to write. I even asked my doctor the day he prescribed them if I would become a useless zombie and he said most likely, but I wouldn’t want to die so I took the pills. After YEARS of chemicals I did some research (a post for another time) and came across CBD. I started taking that with some other vitamins I researched and am now off my antidepressant, take half of my bipolar meds, and 75% less sleeping pills and I daresay, my creativity may just be coming back (or not, I may suck at this.)
I’m still going to have to design this website (thanks Sionann!) and relearn how all this shit works but I have some decent stories to tell you of things past (stories I’m sure I’ve told before but I want them on record on the internet for all the world to see), and I seem to have an adventure every day (I legit just saw a bear about an hour ago) so hopefully you follow me on Facebook and come back here to see what nonsense I’m posting. Even if you don’t like it that’s fine (no it isn’t, lie to me and say it’s good I’m very sensitive), I’m here for my own viewing pleasure.