Category: Personal/Zeitgeist


Well, quite a bit has happened lately. Plans for Z-day are underway and it looks like it’s shaping up to be quite the event for March 13th. As of late a new project called “Why I’m for Zeitgeist” has been put forth. You can make a podcast audio file or a video explaining why you are for this movement. So, that’s exactly what myself and my mom are planning to do. Pod cast will be up soon as soon as we can get it done.

http://mwmurdock.podbean.com/2010/12/15/accurate-information/

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Ever since I got into the Zeitgeist Movement and really connected with the people involved, it’s been non-stop doing this and that for it. Which I don’t mind, cuz it’s awesome, I love the people I work and talk with and the projects we do allow me to learn new things, challenge myself and feel like I’m getting something done.

So, first off, on a more personal note, I’m starting a new eating plan and work out regimen. Most of you out there who are reading probably at some point or another struggled with some weight issue or know someone who has. Whether it’s being too skinny, too fat, disliking something or another about your body, most of us have been there and I’m no exception. My issue is weight and body fat percentage. I’m not obese, but I’m not healthy either. I’m currently at 165 pounds and about a year ago I was at 198. True, I’ve lost quite a bit, but I’ve still got aways to go. I’ve yo-yo dieted, tried all kinds of crazy things, from general counting calories, atkins, vegetarian, vegan, and other different types of measurements. In the end, what has worked for me is just plain portion control and listening to my body when I’m hungry. Also, I try not to get to the point of being really hungry, cuz then it’s hard to think about what you really need, vs how what you feel you need. Your stomach is an idiot, not until 20 minutes after you’re “full” does it even send signals to the brain that your fine now and not rage starving like a marathon runner after getting up in the morning. Anyway, my eating plan consists of 6-7 meals a day, protein of some sort with every meal along with a carb (Carb part can be fruit, or some complex carb such as potato or even yogurt) and two to three must have a veggie serving along with each protein and carb. The protein, carb (and veggie) servings can be either the size of your fist or your palm. This way, you’re eating the right amount of calories, but not gorging yourself for only two to three meals a day, you’re sprinkling the nutrients you need on a more daily basis, by consuming said portions every 2-3 hours. Never go with out eating over 3 hours. I’ve done this type of diet many times before, you get ravenous, dizzy and totally irritable if you don’t eat that often. This eating plan also consists of a work out regimen too, but I’m going to focus on the eating for a few days to get my body used to it and then post about the work out regimen. So, that’s what’s personally going on with me. I’ll keep a recording of my measurements, progress, feelings and such through out my use of this eating/workout regimen. At the end of it, I’ll post the site I got this from if it works for me so others may try. Last thing I want to do is promote something that sounds great, but doesn’t work and have others try and fail. Also, I’ll be eating organic as much as possible, so much of my shopping will take place here

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Ok, on a more professional and business oriented note we’re having a Zeitgeist Moving Forward showing at Skagit Valley College! Which I’m very, very excited about. It’ll be playing on the 19th of February at around 6pm (Further details coming soon!) Two boys I met and have become quite fast friends with are also going to stay for a few days to help us out. These guys are awesome, I can both relate and learn from them. They both have strengths and weaknesses that play well and contrast each other to help them out and get things done. Both have a fantastic dynamic to each of their personalities and I love hanging with them. I know how blessed, for lack of a better explanation to know everyone I do in the movement and get along with them. It’s still odd, once in a while, being the youngest of the group, I have so much to learn and experience that I lack, but they’re all really kind, exuberant and dedicated and that makes working on such a huge task far easier then if everyone was so down about changing the world and in the process, themselves by learning and gaining new experience as we all go along.

Also, Z-Day or Awareness day is coming up as well! This will be March 13th at West Lake Center in Seattle and it’s going to be awesome! We’re doing a sort of as one of the Seattle co-coordinators puts it “A farmers market of collaboration and awareness” I believe. We’re planning to join forces and have other organizations with like minded goals come forth and talk with the public, sharing ideas, tips and discussions on many, many topics including sustainability, environment, technology, social pathology and so on. Each organization can have key note speakers as well. The entire day is set up so we can all converse with the public and create bonds while also going forth and reaching goals that we wouldn’t be able to do just by ourselves. Cooperation is key to any successful venture that has to do with bettering anything.

Updates on my weight (so fascinating…) our showing and Z-day (far more fascinating!) coming up soon!

Have any questions about Z-day or our showing or even questions about weight (I’m no expert, but I do know a few things) please feel free to comment!

I’ve been apart of this movement for about 3 years. I’ve since then I’ve gone to 2 Z-Day’s which are basically celebrations for those in the movement and for anyone curious or interested to come and find out what we’re about. I’ve become a core member of the Washington chapter and have made some great new friends and met some truly great people. I’ve become more and more involved, from going out and posting flyers for the new movie, to helping organize the showing we had at the Metro and taking tickets. This movement is also forcing me to come out of my shell. I’ve always seen the world a bit differently then most, but I’ve also been too shy to ever really say so or speak out. Certain people in particular in my life, both that I’ve known before the movement and after I became apart of it are helping and guiding me in an abstract way on a journey of finding not only a better way, but also who I am and what I want in and from life.

The following posts will be about both the journey of Zeitgeist itself and of a personal one and how it’s influenced me, both through the knowledge I have and am acquiring and also the people and circumstances I encounter. I hope those reading both enjoy reading and are interested in a mutual way. Really, because there isn’t anything worse in the way of the internet then spending time reading an extremely long post of some sort and coming back from delving in none the wiser. I’ll update as much as possible and when inspiration strikes. I would love to hear comments and thoughts, criticisms are welcome to, but not if they’re unfounded and have no basis for argument or debate. Troll comments will be deleted as will spam.