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And done. Now for a little clean up and off to the gym!


Better put my clothes back right side before I head out


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Inside-out clothing is more comfortable. No annoying seams or tags.


I LOVE exercise!

I can watch other people do it all day!

;P

My favorite form of real exercise is swimming. I don't mind getting all sweaty because you still end up clean! :)

YEah,... Need to get back on track with my mediocre program. If I don't lose a few pounds my dr is gonna yell at me. Again. :(

(Even though I haven't gotten any worse since he started 'treating' me, I'm not getting any 'better' either. Better = lower weight and/or blood sugar) :P

Grand Lodge

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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Better put my clothes back right side before I head out

What? FAWTL rules are in effect? I had no idea!


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Modified. Clothes don't vanish. They just turn inside out.
Oh yeah and the no 'real world hot-button issues' rule is in effect too
Or optimization vs storytelling, edition wars, tier discussions, etc ad nauseum.

Grand Lodge

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This is emminently more reasonable, if less amusing.


We are not amused.

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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Speaking of cool books The Spider's War just dropped! Soooooo excited!

Hmmm, I'll have to look into it. I've been reading a lot of the Richard Sharpe novels, and I need a break.

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Freehold DM wrote:
My wife says my neck is disappearing. Hm.

That has to be painful for your spine.


hi everyone


aeglos wrote:
hi everyone

aeglos! You did not respond to my praise of your country's facial cutlery in the fawtl thread! The razor is amazing!!!


Callous Jack wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Speaking of cool books The Spider's War just dropped! Soooooo excited!
Hmmm, I'll have to look into it. I've been reading a lot of the Richard Sharpe novels, and I need a break.

It's the ending of the series. Start with The Dragon's Path. It's a great series. Recommended by me and also that bibliophile goblin that likes Marx so much.


aeglos wrote:
hi everyone

AEGLOS!!!


Well, picked up four hours tonight. Better than nothing I suppose. Up to five shifts in the two week period. Which ends Saturday.

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I get my second paycheck this week. $300 for just over 30 hours.


Yeah I'm happy I have some new jobs to head to. Because this perdiem thing is for the birds


Freehold DM wrote:
We are not amused.

Neither are we

Silver Crusade

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Feels good to be home!


Celestial Healer wrote:
Feels good to be home!

CH CH CH CH CH CH CH CH CH CH CH CH CH CH CH CH CH CH


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Since everyone's talking about getting back in shape:

Nobody wants to hear this, but I'm starting to realize that I am badly in need of advice:
I really need to get back in shape. Problem is, my body has started to fail me in progressively larger ways.

As of relatively recently, my immune system is basically gone (having blood work done next week to try and figure out why) and my blood pressure is through the roof. In addition, due to an old sparring injury greatly exacerbated by my job, my spine has a nice 2" offset bend in it, causing severe sciatica and uneven wear on my knees. Finally, I got really sick back in November, which, over the course of the following three months, led to several hospital visits and the loss of most of my muscle mass. Currently, I look like a skeleton with a beer gut, and I can barely get up the stairs.

In my current condition, is there anything I can do, or am I just f!*$ed?


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Dave:

Blood pressure: if they give you meds, take them. They should be cheap, and it's important to get that down so your heart and arteries don't blow up like balloons.

Back: If you can manage it, try these exercises. I've done swimmers for years to help my back.

Legs: The best thing for no-load leg strengthening is leg lifts, front/back/side, 100 at a time (each leg), 3x per day. Once you can manage those, try wall squats. I've been surprised that I can do squats even with terrible knees, but they do help.

Food: eat completely clean and as natural as possible: veggies, meat, starch (like potatoes or rice). Skip processed stuff, snacks, sugar, booze, etc. Eat small, balanced meals.

Sleep: I've seen where you have had insomnia, which is awful. You gotta try to get good sleep to get that BP down and heal yourself. Practice good sleep hygiene.

Try meditation. I thought it was bunk, but my BP dropped 5 points top and bottom after a meditation session. Combine that with positive affirmations. Mind over mood. Seriously. Even if you feel like an idiot meditating on affirmations.

Not sure about the rest, but the docs should give you more info. Clean living has serious benefits. Even if it doesn't fix anything by itself, it's kind of the first step to everything.

I hope you try this and it helps some. We're pulling for you. Hang in there. *hugs*


Also, a (good) chiropractor might help out with your back. Back and neck issues can affect all sort of things with your health.


Treppa wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
I'll take a look at the exercises. On the subject of food, between working full-time and running a small business on the side, I have basically no time to cook, and even if I did, no money to buy decent food with. Meat and produce are quite expensive (relative to my budget) here in the Land of Always Winter. Add to that my tendency to overeat and drink to excess when I'm under stress, and you've got a recipe for disaster.

Treppa wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

^This. Especially the meditation bit. I used to think it was a load of sh1t. It isn't


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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Treppa wrote:
** spoiler omitted **
^This. Especially the meditation bit. I used to think it was a load of sh1t. It isn't

You think so, too? I feel a right doofus sitting repeating to myself "I am strong, I am tough, I am ambitious, I will succeed." But yeah. It does something.


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Treppa wrote:
** spoiler omitted **
^This. Especially the meditation bit. I used to think it was a load of sh1t. It isn't

Spoiler:
I've tried meditation numerous times. It's not that it doesn't work, it's that I can't ever get into the right headspace to even do it properly.

Anyway, that's enough from me. I don't want this turning into the Problem Olympics (like certain other threads).


Treppa wrote:
"I am strong, I am tough, I am ambitious, I will succeed."

Well, I'm ambitious, I guess...


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lol, you don't say what you are, you say what you want to be. :)


I enjoyed meditating when I did it. Don't laugh, but my favorite was an old Shirly McLaine meditation tape.

Also, you are welcome to call me at anytime. I am here if you need me, David.


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Treppa wrote:
lol, you don't say what you are, you say what you want to be. :)

"I want to be a cyborg space marine. I want to be a cyborg space marine. I want to be a cyborg space marine. Also possibly a wizard. Get me out of this hellhole."


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David M Mallon wrote:
Treppa wrote:
lol, you don't say what you are, you say what you want to be. :)
"I want to be a cyborg space marine. I want to be a cyborg space marine. I want to be a cyborg space marine. Also possibly a wizard. Get me out of this hellhole."

It's not working.


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David M Mallon wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Treppa wrote:
lol, you don't say what you are, you say what you want to be. :)
"I want to be a cyborg space marine. I want to be a cyborg space marine. I want to be a cyborg space marine. Also possibly a wizard. Get me out of this hellhole."
It's not working.

I have a feeling this is how people become Scientologists.


"DELUSIONAL THOUGHTS FROM FANTASY ISLAND. YOU'LL NEVER GET METAL LEGS."


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David M Mallon wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Treppa wrote:
lol, you don't say what you are, you say what you want to be. :)
"I want to be a cyborg space marine. I want to be a cyborg space marine. I want to be a cyborg space marine. Also possibly a wizard. Get me out of this hellhole."
It's not working.
I have a feeling this is how people become Scientologists.

That and couch pouncing. :-)


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David M Mallon wrote:
Treppa wrote:
lol, you don't say what you are, you say what you want to be. :)
"I want to be a cyborg space marine. I want to be a cyborg space marine. I want to be a cyborg space marine. Also possibly a wizard. Get me out of this hellhole."

CONGRATULATIONS! You are now a cyborg wizard space marine. However, the magic and the science cancel each other out, leading you to have the battle wounds of a space marine without the cool cybernetics or magics. You were using one or the other to bolster your body, but without them, you're kinda beat up, physically. And oh yeah, you parked your ship in a no-parking zone. It's been towed, so you're stuck here on earth until you can get the 1000000000000 nuyen you need to get the ship back.

But hey! You're still a cyborg wizard space marine!


Treppa wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Treppa wrote:
** spoiler omitted **
^This. Especially the meditation bit. I used to think it was a load of sh1t. It isn't
You think so, too? I feel a right doofus sitting repeating to myself "I am strong, I am tough, I am ambitious, I will succeed." But yeah. It does something.

I don't understand why people get so down on meditation. Its one of the most powerful things you can do for your mind. It's like chess and spring cleaning all in one.


Freehold DM wrote:
aeglos wrote:
hi everyone
aeglos! You did not respond to my praise of your country's facial cutlery in the fawtl thread! The razor is amazing!!!

Hi FHDM,

I guess I have not looked into FaWtL since Patrick opened the Treeford (because all the old crowd hangs around here and FaWtL today is a lot about video-games and comics, both areas I have no knowledge about)

[Schwarzenegger voice] Ein dreifach donnerndes HURRA vor German ingineering [/schwarzenegger voice]

are we talking electric razor?


aeglos wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
aeglos wrote:
hi everyone
aeglos! You did not respond to my praise of your country's facial cutlery in the fawtl thread! The razor is amazing!!!

Hi FHDM,

I guess I have not looked into FaWtL since Patrick opened the Treeford (because all the old crowd hangs around here and FaWtL today is a lot about video-games and comics, both areas I have no knowledge about)

[Schwarzenegger voice] Ein dreifach donnerndes HURRA vor German ingineering [/schwarzenegger voice]

are we talking electric razor?

~indignant look~ Hey now! I resemble that remark!

~grins~


Sharoth wrote:
aeglos wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
aeglos wrote:
hi everyone
aeglos! You did not respond to my praise of your country's facial cutlery in the fawtl thread! The razor is amazing!!!

Hi FHDM,

I guess I have not looked into FaWtL since Patrick opened the Treeford (because all the old crowd hangs around here and FaWtL today is a lot about video-games and comics, both areas I have no knowledge about)

[Schwarzenegger voice] Ein dreifach donnerndes HURRA vor German ingineering [/schwarzenegger voice]

are we talking electric razor?

~indignant look~ Hey now! I resemble that remark!

~grins~

it is not a criticism, fire away about those topics, its just not my cup of tea


I was just being a smartass aeglos. I do understand that those are not for everyone.


So much pain......... I am one of the few who can handle the heavy stuff at work. So for the past 4 days I have been doing it and I am now so sore I can barely move......


aeglos wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
aeglos wrote:
hi everyone
aeglos! You did not respond to my praise of your country's facial cutlery in the fawtl thread! The razor is amazing!!!

Hi FHDM,

I guess I have not looked into FaWtL since Patrick opened the Treeford (because all the old crowd hangs around here and FaWtL today is a lot about video-games and comics, both areas I have no knowledge about)

[Schwarzenegger voice] Ein dreifach donnerndes HURRA vor German ingineering [/schwarzenegger voice]

are we talking electric razor?

no, this is a drop razor/safety razor put out by merkur, their futur safety razor. I got one in a satin finish. It is the greatest razor I have ever used! EVER! It is so smooth the adjustable head is PERFECT, but there is a learning curve. I am actually enjoying shaving for the first time in a while.


Now the braun series 9...THAT is (I am assuming) an AMAZING German electric. I would love to get one but they are too expensive....


Freehold DM wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Treppa wrote:
** spoiler omitted **
^This. Especially the meditation bit. I used to think it was a load of sh1t. It isn't
You think so, too? I feel a right doofus sitting repeating to myself "I am strong, I am tough, I am ambitious, I will succeed." But yeah. It does something.
I don't understand why people get so down on meditation. Its one of the most powerful things you can do for your mind. It's like chess and spring cleaning all in one.

Chess? >_>

I dunno. I was a math/science major and meditation is all touchy-feely, so it seems weird. It also has hippy-dippy overtones for me. When I meditate, I feel like an elephant in a tutu.


In other news, what I thought was a vicious allergy attack was the onset of the flu. Urg.


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That sucks! Get well!

We just cycled through that crap last week, no fun:-(


Treppa wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Treppa wrote:
** spoiler omitted **
^This. Especially the meditation bit. I used to think it was a load of sh1t. It isn't
You think so, too? I feel a right doofus sitting repeating to myself "I am strong, I am tough, I am ambitious, I will succeed." But yeah. It does something.
I don't understand why people get so down on meditation. Its one of the most powerful things you can do for your mind. It's like chess and spring cleaning all in one.

Chess? >_>

I dunno. I was a math/science major and meditation is all touchy-feely, so it seems weird. It also has hippy-dippy overtones for me. When I meditate, I feel like an elephant in a tutu.

Hey, I watched Fantasia! Elephants in Tutus are AWESOME! ;P

Yeah, I'm not a big fan of meditation, (so much to do, so little time to begin with) But I may have to start myself. I have realized that I am not nearly the happy-go-lucky-smiling old wizard I used to be! :P

Apparently old age has me both cynical and grumpy.
And being grumpy makes me grumpy,... I'm seeing a trend here. ;)

Hey, the power of positive thinking is a long-proven thing! (Proven enough for me anyway!)

Whether it's 30 seconds of "Today is gonna be a great day" as you run out the door, Or 30 minutes of you doing a Rhino the Hamster impersonation (From Bolt the cartoon movie) "Rhino is Awesoooooome! Rhino is the Beeeest! Rhino is BE-AWESOOOOOME!" You are as happy as you decide to be.
:)

[/peptalk] ;P

Speaking of days, Mine has started! I need to go and pretend to work now! Have a good day Monkeys and Friends!
(Hey! I think I just named the next big kids show!) ;)

Silver Crusade

There are different ways to meditate, too. It doesn't have to be sitting on a mat in a lotus position surrounded by incense burners. I have known people to meditate lying flat on their backs, an focusing on muscle relaxation, breathing, and clearing one's head.

I don't do it as much as I used to, but I probably should.

Whenever I do, it always amazes me how much tension I am carrying in my shoulders.


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I know a hippy in Seattle I used to work with, his motto (and one I've wholly embraced) is "Every day is a good day, but some are better than others"

I also should find some time to meditate, as it is, I only tend to in times of great stress. Maybe that should be my resolution for this year, on account of already caving on not yelling GALT!!!! everywhere. :-)

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