Blogging 301: 2022 Plans

Identify projects as separate categories + one bin of unsorted posts

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Smitford add

Smitford Plot Terms:

Act
Sequence

QUOTE

NOTE

QUESTIONS

SOURCES

Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFvVGLd2adoWR-WOkzUvC3Pk80oxArhxd1-1Vw09CQ/edit
Romancing the Beat
http://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdf
Jami Gold Romance Beat Sheet
https://jamigold.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Romance-Beat-Sheet1.jpg
Save the Cat
https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/

Smitford: 11/30/2021 / Update: 11/30/2021

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What is bulletproof coffee?

QUOTE #1 Just because a little bit of something is healthy, it doesn’t mean that a whole ton of it is healthier, or even safe. This brings us to the topic at hand… a huge trend called Bulletproof coffee.

If you don’t know what this is, then it is a recipe for a coffee drink that replaces breakfast:

2 cups of coffee.
2 tablespoons (at least) of grass-fed, unsalted butter.
1-2 tablespoons of medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) coconut oil.
All mixed in a blender.

Bulletproof coffee has become so popular that people all over the world have either heard about it or tried it. This includes several people I know in real life, people that are not in any way involved in the paleo or low-carb communities. For the record, I’m a big fan of grass-fed butter, saturated fat and coffee… separately… in “normal” amounts. I’ve written about all of them before and include them in my diet, every day.

However… I do not think it is a good idea to consume unnaturally large doses of them. Some is good, even downright healthy, but too much could very well be a problem. Although I’m sure bulletproof coffee is tasty and can boost energy levels (especially for someone on a ketogenic diet), I do think there are some genuine concerns that should be noted…. But I digress… here are 3 reasons why I think bulletproof coffee is a bad idea.

1. You Are Displacing a Highly Nutritious Meal With Something That is Low in Essential Nutrients …

Now let’s take a look at bulletproof coffee – 2 cups of coffee, 2 tablespoons of MCT oil, 2 tablespoons of butter:

1 gram of protein.
0 grams of fiber.
Under 10% of the RDA for every nutrient except Vitamin A, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin B5 (which range from 22-28% of the RDA).
Bulletproof coffee supplies 441 calories with 0 grams of carbs and 51 grams of fat (80% of which are saturated).

2. Saturated Fat is Good… But Humans Did NOT Evolve Eating Such Massive Amounts…

3. There Have Been Some Case Reports of Dramatically Elevated Cholesterol Due to Bulletproof Coffee… [1]

QUOTE #2: “For those on a ketogenic diet, the fat requirement is necessary to provide fuel for the brain and body as the body has been trained to burn fat for fuel, rather than traditional carbohydrates,” Tuck said. Ketones act as the primary fuel source on ketogenic diets or during states of starvation, when glucose (broken down from dietary carbohydrate) is not available. Drinking bulletproof coffee could then be beneficial for energy as it elevates ketone levels in the blood. “Some people claim improved brain function, mental alertness and energy after consuming the drink — however, this could simply be due to the caffeine and fat which can be found readily as part of any healthy diet.” [2]

QUOTE #3: Among Bulletproof coffee’s listed benefits: It triggers weight loss by way of ketosis, a metabolic state triggered by a lack of carbs that kicks fat-burning into overdrive; it kills pesky cravings; and it boosts cognitive function, mainlining a shining dose of mental clarity into your foggy morning skull. Maybe it would even fold my laundry.

Most of all, though, Bulletproof coffee is intended to be efficient, an easy way for the biohacking crowd to slurp down fats and calories (460 of them!) without so much as sniffing a processed carbohydrate. Why eat a muffin that goes straight to your muffin top, the thinking goes, when you could drink down the metabolic equivalent of supercharged battery acid every morning?

… A few days after the experiment concluded, I asked Dr. Ochner why I was still hungry after drinking down hundreds of calories worth of saturated fat every morning. “Well, that’s not actually surprising,” he says. “The people making these claims know there’s a lot of evidence that drinks and shakes don’t really make people feel full. Even if you drink a big Coke with your meal or whatever, and that could be 400 calories or more, it doesn’t really make a huge dent in people’s appetite. It’s the same concept.”

… I’ll still drink a cup of Bulletproof coffee from time to time. But the truth is, I’d much rather eat breakfast. [3]

NOTE (my commentary)

Bulletproof coffee seems rather foolish. Magical thinking about what to eat rather than about fasting.

STRATEGY: Not for me.

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets my attention?
Do I understand the need or problem?
Do I understand the potential solution?
Do I understand how to apply that strategy?
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?
Who needs to hear this?
What do I do next?

RESOURCES

SOURCE – Footnotes:
[1] 3 Reasons Why Bulletproof Coffee is a Bad Idea by Kris Gunnars, BSc, at https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/3-reasons-why-bulletproof-coffee-is-a-bad-idea#section1

[2] Is Bulletproof Coffee Good For You? by Juliette Steen at  https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/11/26/is-bulletproof-coffee-good-for-you_a_23286795/

[3] What It’s Like To Drink Bulletproof Coffee Every Morning For Two Weeks
A fortnight with Silicon Valley’s fuel du jour. Could it make our writer faster, smarter, and more productive? by Chris Gayomali at  https://www.fastcompany.com/3034539/what-its-like-to-drink-bulletproof-coffee-every-morning-for-two-weeks

THE PHOTO by Marco Verch entitled “Bulletproof Coffee with MCT Oil and Butter” is from https://www.flickr.com/photos/30478819@N08/33771873084, courtesy of the Flickr.com Creative Commons License.

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Smitford 20: Epilogue – Final Image & Resolution – Final Image

Smitford Plot Terms: Epilogue – Final Image & Resolution – Final Image

Act
Sequence

EpilogueFinal Image & ResolutionFinal Image

QUOTE

NOTE

QUESTIONS

SOURCES

Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFvVGLd2adoWR-WOkzUvC3Pk80oxArhxd1-1Vw09CQ/edit
Romancing the Beat
http://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdf
Jami Gold Romance Beat Sheet
https://jamigold.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Romance-Beat-Sheet1.jpg
Save the Cat
https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/

Smitford: 11/30/2021 / Update: 11/30/2021

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Smitford 19: What Whole Hearted Looks Like – Final Image & Resolution – Final Image

Smitford Plot Terms: What Whole Hearted Looks Like – Final Image & Resolution – Final Image – opposite of Opening Image, proving, visually, that a change has occurred within the character.

Act
Sequence

What Whole Hearted Looks LikeFinal Image & ResolutionFinal Image – opposite of Opening Image, proving, visually, that a change has occurred within the character.

QUOTE

Resolution. 98% to 100%. Page 196-200. Chapter 13 Page 204
Ease readers out of the excitement of the climax and into the final emotion.
(KM Weiland, https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/)

NOTE

QUESTIONS

SOURCES

Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFvVGLd2adoWR-WOkzUvC3Pk80oxArhxd1-1Vw09CQ/edit
Romancing the Beat
http://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdf
Jami Gold Romance Beat Sheet
https://jamigold.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Romance-Beat-Sheet1.jpg
Save the Cat
https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/

Smitford: 11/30/2021 / Update: 11/30/2021

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Smitford 18: Grand Gesture – Climax – Act Three: Finale

Smitford Plot Terms: Grand Gesture – Climax – Act Three: Finale – This time around, the main character incorporates the Theme – the nugget of truth that now makes sense to them – into their fight for the goal because they have experience from the A Story and context from the B Story. Act Three is about Synthesis!

Act
Sequence

Grand GestureClimaxAct Three
Finale – This time around, the main character incorporates the Theme – the nugget of truth that now makes sense to them – into their fight for the goal because they have experience from the A Story and context from the B Story. Act Three is about Synthesis!

QUOTE

Climactic moment. 98% mark. Page 196.
The moment the protagonists goal is met, it becomes a physical impossibility for the conflict to continue.
(KM Weiland, https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/)

NOTE

QUESTIONS

SOURCES

Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFvVGLd2adoWR-WOkzUvC3Pk80oxArhxd1-1Vw09CQ/edit
Romancing the Beat
http://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdf
Jami Gold Romance Beat Sheet
https://jamigold.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Romance-Beat-Sheet1.jpg
Save the Cat
https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/

Smitford: 11/30/2021 / Update: 11/30/2021

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Smitford 17: Wake Up – Act Three: Climax – Break Into Three

Smitford Plot Terms: Wake Up – Act Three: Climax – Break Into Three

Wake Up – Act Three: Climax – Break Into Three (Choosing Act Three) – Thanks to a fresh idea, new inspiration, or last-minute Thematic advice from the B Story (usually the love interest), the main character chooses to try again.

Act
Sequence

Wake UpAct Three
Climax
Break Into Three (Choosing Act Three) – Thanks to a fresh idea, new inspiration, or last-minute Thematic advice from the B Story (usually the love interest), the main character chooses to try again.

QUOTE

Confrontation. 88% to 98%. Page 176-196
Duel to the death. Literal or metaphorical. What occurs here in Shores protagonist and antagonist cannot both walk away.
(KM Weiland, https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/)

NOTE

QUESTIONS

SOURCES

Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFvVGLd2adoWR-WOkzUvC3Pk80oxArhxd1-1Vw09CQ/edit
Romancing the Beat
http://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdf
Jami Gold Romance Beat Sheet
https://jamigold.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Romance-Beat-Sheet1.jpg
Save the Cat
https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/

Smitford: 11/30/2021 / Update: 11/30/2021

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Smitford 16: Phase 4: Fighting for Love – Dark Night – Crisis – Dark Night of the Soul

Smitford Plot Terms: Phase 4: Fighting for Love – Dark Night – Crisis – Dark Night of the Soul

Phase 4: Fighting for Love – Dark Night – Crisis – Dark Night of the Soul – The main character hits bottom, and wallows in hopelessness. The Why hast thou forsaken me, Lord? moment. Mourning the loss of what has “died” – the dream, the goal, the mentor character, the love of your life, etc. But, you must fall completely before you can pick yourself back up and try again.

Act 3
Sequence 16

Phase 4: Fighting for Love
Dark NightCrisisDark Night of the Soul – The main character hits bottom, and wallows in hopelessness. The Why hast thou forsaken me, Lord? moment. Mourning the loss of what has “died” – the dream, the goal, the mentor character, the love of your life, etc. But, you must fall completely before you can pick yourself back up and try again.

QUOTE

Climax begins. 88% mark. Page 176. Chapter 11 Page 181
This Turning Point forces the protagonist and the antagonist to finally face each other.
(KM Weiland, https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/)

NOTE

QUESTIONS

SOURCES

Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFvVGLd2adoWR-WOkzUvC3Pk80oxArhxd1-1Vw09CQ/edit
Romancing the Beat
http://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdf
Jami Gold Romance Beat Sheet
https://jamigold.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Romance-Beat-Sheet1.jpg
Save the Cat
https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/

Smitford: 11/30/2021 / Update: 11/30/2021

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Smitford 15: Break Up – Crisis – All is Lost

Smitford Plot Terms: Break Up – Crisis – All is Lost

Act 2
Sequence 15

Break UpCrisisAll is Lost

QUOTE

NOTE

QUESTIONS

SOURCES

Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFvVGLd2adoWR-WOkzUvC3Pk80oxArhxd1-1Vw09CQ/edit
Romancing the Beat
http://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdf
Jami Gold Romance Beat Sheet
https://jamigold.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Romance-Beat-Sheet1.jpg
Save the Cat
https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/

Smitford: 11/30/2021 / Update: 11/30/2021

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Smitford 14: Shields Up – Crisis – All is Lost

Smitford Plot Terms: Shields Up – Crisis – All is Lost

Act 2
Sequence 11

Shields UpCrisisAll is Lost

QUOTE

Recovery. 75% to 88%. Page 150-176.
Protagonist reels as he questions his choices, his commitment to his goal, and his own worth and ability.
(KM Weiland, https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/)

NOTE

QUESTIONS

SOURCES

Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFvVGLd2adoWR-WOkzUvC3Pk80oxArhxd1-1Vw09CQ/edit
Romancing the Beat
http://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdf
Jami Gold Romance Beat Sheet
https://jamigold.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Romance-Beat-Sheet1.jpg
Save the Cat
https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/

Smitford: 11/30/2021 / Update: 11/30/2021

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