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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    I used to wear small shirts

    used to...

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    SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    This year's resolution is to get my shit together. That was also last year's, but instead I ended up just backsliding tremendously across the board even further.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I lost a bunch of weight when I first found out about the diabetes then I gained it all back.

    I have a bunch of clothes now that just mock me because I can't fit in them anymore.

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    The pants in my closet exist to remind me of what I once was and what I could be again.

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    Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    I kinda went cold turkey on soda because I am worried it gave me the indigestion/heartburn/whatever that made me take a trip to the emergency room because my chest was in so much pain.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    I should give up soda/alcohol.

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    I drank responsibly this New Years.

    Others did not.

    Had to do some baby sitting.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Giving up alcohol was something very easy for me to do.

    Giving up cokes will be nearly impossible.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Giving up alcohol was something very easy for me to do.

    Giving up cokes will be nearly impossible.

    Yeah, this is where I'm at.

    I can have an occasional alcoholic drink and be fine (unless I have it several nights in a row, then I start wanting it more - I'm generally pretty careful about avoiding this though)

    but soda, man, it's so easy to just drink a coke at work.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I mean, for me it's that it's a really easy intake of sweetness and as a Crohn's person I constantly crave something sweet.

    Like, it won't improve my weight at all, most likely, but it might improve my digestive health a tad. So there's that considering.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    I just need something bubbly with a good flavor, so I can eschew soda but then I'm on sparkling waters.

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    Sparkling water is so excellent.

    It’s kind of insane how much better it tastes than regular water.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Water is good already though.

    I can drink water all day.

    In fact, I do.

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited January 2018
    Multiply that by 10!

    Flavor wise, not amount wise. Do not drink 10 times the water you are drinking.

    sarukun on
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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Yeah I drink probably a gallon or two a day just absentmindedly to be honest.

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    theSquidtheSquid Sydney, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    1) talk more to people including here
    2) but swear less because no one wants to engage with that guy
    3) learn more Mandarin, and consistently
    4) help more around the house
    5) learn a new programming language and step up my computer security
    6) laser eye surgery, so that I may destroy my enemies with deadly eye beams

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    sarukun wrote: »
    Sparkling water is so excellent.

    It’s kind of insane how much better it tastes than regular water.

    I feel the exact opposite way. I cannot stand sparkling water, in anything.

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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    sarukun wrote: »
    Sparkling water is so excellent.

    It’s kind of insane how much better it tastes than regular water.

    I feel the exact opposite way. I cannot stand sparkling water, in anything.

    Then can I interest you in the hottest conspiracy theory now?

    Raw Water

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I've gradually come around on plain sparkling water, but it took years of living in Europe to do it. I still prefer still.
    Seltzer-with-fruit-oils is pretty great though.

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    SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    Brainleech wrote: »
    sarukun wrote: »
    Sparkling water is so excellent.

    It’s kind of insane how much better it tastes than regular water.

    I feel the exact opposite way. I cannot stand sparkling water, in anything.

    Then can I interest you in the hottest conspiracy theory now?

    Raw Water

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    Satanic JesusSatanic Jesus Hi, I'm Liam! with broken glassesRegistered User regular
    -Lose enough weight by next winter to fit into a nice warm jumper I own
    -start therapy and work on all the anxiety I keep feeling
    -buy less video games I never play (and play the ones I own)
    -start transitioning in some way

    my backloggery 3DS: 0533-5338-5186 steam: porcelain_cow goodreads
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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Uriel wrote: »
    Water is good already though.

    I can drink water all day.

    In fact, I do.

    I do both. Sparkling just adds that texture of carbonation.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Brainleech wrote: »
    sarukun wrote: »
    Sparkling water is so excellent.

    It’s kind of insane how much better it tastes than regular water.

    I feel the exact opposite way. I cannot stand sparkling water, in anything.

    Then can I interest you in the hottest conspiracy theory now?

    Raw Water

    Oh, I've been yelling about that on Facebook since yesterday.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Brainleech wrote: »
    sarukun wrote: »
    Sparkling water is so excellent.

    It’s kind of insane how much better it tastes than regular water.

    I feel the exact opposite way. I cannot stand sparkling water, in anything.

    Then can I interest you in the hottest conspiracy theory now?

    Raw Water

    Oh, I've been yelling about that on Facebook since yesterday.

    I just yelled about it tonight!

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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    1. Read 50 Books
    2. I have a shirt I want to wear that's too tight. I want to fit into that shirt
    3. Eat a lot less candy, sweets and fast food.
    4. Clean and organize my garage
    5. Write more
    6. Spend less time wasting time on my phone.
    7. Build endurance
    8. Stop drinking diet soda
    9. Get my A1C below 6 and keep it there.
    10. Make more time for myself (this is a big one.)

    It is the best feeling

    sadly, I'm starting to grow out of my shirts again

    I put on quite a lot of flab this year (I say flab instead of weight because I have no scale and so no idea what I weigh) It got to the point where I could no longer button up a bunch of my shorts, and because I'm a) lazy and b) a cheapskate and c) apparently have no shame, rather than buy new clothes I was just wearing them undone with a belt to hold them up. Then I started doing intermittent fasting halfway through December after @sarukun and Tube talked about it in the love thread and holy shit I can fit into all these shorts again!

    Really surprised how quickly effects showed and it has inspired me to make more effort to be fit and healthy (because I've never stuck with anything long enough to see effects before, and turns out actually seeing some result is super motivating)

    And I never had to buy new shorts! Cheapskate wins!

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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Really something I would like to add
    In making my tree topper over the last week I really want to get back into art
    It's fun and soothing. It's something to really keep my mind off the world outside that window

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited January 2018
    Xaquin wrote: »
    1. Read 50 Books
    2. I have a shirt I want to wear that's too tight. I want to fit into that shirt
    3. Eat a lot less candy, sweets and fast food.
    4. Clean and organize my garage
    5. Write more
    6. Spend less time wasting time on my phone.
    7. Build endurance
    8. Stop drinking diet soda
    9. Get my A1C below 6 and keep it there.
    10. Make more time for myself (this is a big one.)

    It is the best feeling

    sadly, I'm starting to grow out of my shirts again

    I put on quite a lot of flab this year (I say flab instead of weight because I have no scale and so no idea what I weigh) It got to the point where I could no longer button up a bunch of my shorts, and because I'm a) lazy and b) a cheapskate and c) apparently have no shame, rather than buy new clothes I was just wearing them undone with a belt to hold them up. Then I started doing intermittent fasting halfway through December after sarukun and Tube talked about it in the love thread and holy shit I can fit into all these shorts again!

    Really surprised how quickly effects showed and it has inspired me to make more effort to be fit and healthy (because I've never stuck with anything long enough to see effects before, and turns out actually seeing some result is super motivating)

    And I never had to buy new shorts! Cheapskate wins!

    Yay! I’ve just been off it for the holidays, and am back on it today! Slipped back into it like I never stopped! Hope I can lose this minor holiday weight right quick!

    Keep it up and let me know how you feel in another month or so! Stick with it!

    sarukun on
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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    I slept in too late to go to the gym before work

    Again


    I guess this will be a process

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    ok, I walked a mile in the freezing cold

    can't wait for some bean soup tonight

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    FishmanFishman Put your goddamned hand in the goddamned Box of Pain. Registered User regular
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    That's unbelievably cool. Your new name is cool guy. Let's have sex.
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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    I exercised again today. It was actually fun.

    After the other day my arms and chest were super sore from the pushups but my legs were fine after the squats, so this time I did lunges as well, and now I'm a bit wobbly so maybe they did something.

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    So far I have ran every day of this new year, yay!

    Food-wise I am trying to be healthier, with a full breakfast and dinners that aren't pizza.

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Fishman wrote: »

    The second point in the second article was really, really helpful for me a few years back. It talks about making sure your goals are "specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound."

    For a while, I kept saying I'd want to "write more," and I was never satisfied with what that led to. But then I started going, "I'm gonna write a spec in time for fellowship submission periods, a new pilot by August, and a feature by December." Concrete, discrete tasks, with timetables that would require effort but wouldn't have me killing myself. And it worked really, really well. I ended up hitting goals, which felt great, and because I was working consistently year-round, I got waaaay better at both writing and at hitting deadlines.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    was going to walk today but -7 out soooooo

    nope

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    Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    I only exercised on Monday. My whole body was sore for 2 days after that. Today I plan to do it again, only maybe take it a little easier.

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    theSquid wrote: »
    1) talk more to people including here
    2) but swear less because no one wants to engage with that guy

    It does depend on where you live (I've lived in areas where even the mildest mannered old grannies inserted fuck into everyday sentences) and how you swear, but swearing can definitely make me ease up a little around people!


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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    With my two jobs, my exercise schedule will have to be:

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday -- Run at home
    Tuesday, Friday -- Work-out at the gym

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Someday I might have an exercise schedule.

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    JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    Goose! wrote: »
    I only exercised on Monday. My whole body was sore for 2 days after that. Today I plan to do it again, only maybe take it a little easier.

    If you're just starting/getting back into weight-bearing exercise, 1 day of exercise followed by 2 days of rest is pretty ideal. You can work up to every other day once your body gets used to the idea, which is about as often as you need if you're just trying to keep in shape.

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    Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    Thanks, I felt like I was too soft when I was in so much pain afterward. I'm gonna try again tonight.

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