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09-09-2013, 04:46 PM
RE: Need an accountability buddy...
(09-09-2013 04:40 PM)Lightvader Wrote:  Okra =/= veggie,its shit from hell. My mom puts it in soup(yeah,i know. Puke!)

okra is Satan's snot. Yes

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09-09-2013, 05:33 PM
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(09-09-2013 04:46 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(09-09-2013 04:40 PM)Lightvader Wrote:  Okra =/= veggie,its shit from hell. My mom puts it in soup(yeah,i know. Puke!)

okra is Satan's snot. Yes
Okra? Never heard of it. Looks fairly exotic. The snotty properties might be good for thickening my curry instead of a starch. But I wonder, how does it taste? Like paprika, courgette, avocado or what? Looks like it's another thing that never makes it through the EU import policy.
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09-09-2013, 05:41 PM
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(09-09-2013 05:33 PM)Luminon Wrote:  
(09-09-2013 04:46 PM)Chas Wrote:  okra is Satan's snot. Yes
Okra? Never heard of it. Looks fairly exotic. The snotty properties might be good for thickening my curry instead of a starch. But I wonder, how does it taste? Like paprika, courgette, avocado or what? Looks like it's another thing that never makes it through the EU import policy.

Okra is an acquired taste at best it is slightly bitter but it's the sliminess thats the real turn off.

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09-09-2013, 05:57 PM
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What rev said. Even if you bake that shit,it stays slimy. Its faintly bitter,and i cant really tell what it tastes like cuz i just swallow it to avoid the texture

I don't really like going outside.
It's too damn "peopley" out there....
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09-09-2013, 07:31 PM
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Okay, here's what I like about the first walking class...listening to music on my IPod, seeing several birds along the way, and lots of dogs that are much better on a leash than mine are.

Here's what I didn't like...it was HOT...damn...

But mostly, it was okay. Nice place to walk, over a creek, near trees, away from traffic so no car noise. I can feel it a bit in my shins and my hips but no soreness that's really bad.

Next week I am adding weights to my ankles for the first half and will move them to my wrists for the second.

Still can't say that I really liked it but it was better than I thought it would be.

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09-09-2013, 07:46 PM
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Not a bad idea to incorporate some power walking into an extended walk to the shops Anje, so long as you don't get too sweaty on arrival.
I try to mix a bit of flexibility with routine e.g 60 x 10 reps weights compulsory, along with 500x abs per week. Cardio can be more informal, in keeping with everyday events.
Spa and maybe Sauna post w/workout.

By enjoying workouts it is much easier to maintain them.
I am also heavy in to package reading re carbs, fats, sodium etc of late.......
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09-09-2013, 08:09 PM
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Not much walking to be done in my regular routine Woof. I drive 16 miles to work and sit at a desk for 8-9 hours a day. School a couple nights a week, more desk sitting.

I am hoping that walking will 'take' as there are some nice places around that are for that purpose.

Wrist weights should be helpful, since my surgeries my upper body strength and definition is gone. So I hope to build that up a bit. Situps and pushups and the like are tough since my whole chest was rebuilt and the muscles are all screwy now. So I have to think up a different way to do things. I do know that I will be doing some stretching before the walks from now on to loosen up.

Gonna do what I can and hopefully progress from where I am now...which is a pitiful state. Weight is good and BP is great but really need to gain some muscle tone back.

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10-09-2013, 07:36 AM
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(09-09-2013 07:31 PM)Anjele Wrote:  Next week I am adding weights to my ankles for the first half and will move them to my wrists for the second.

Don't do it. That shit'll fry your knees. It ain't natural. Probably okay on your wrists but I wouldn't put 'em on my ankles. Wear a weighted vest or a heavy backpack instead.

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10-09-2013, 09:18 AM
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(09-09-2013 03:56 PM)Luminon Wrote:  
(09-09-2013 10:06 AM)Escape Artist Wrote:  3. Check. I have a Nook HD+, but either it can't or I just haven't tinkered enough with it to figure out how to get it to read shit to me. What books would you recommend? I do enjoy sci-fi.
I recommend all of the Uplift series by David Brin. Brin is a scientist and he puts a lot of biology, astronomy, planetology and ecology into it.
Next, The Culture series by Iain M. Banks. Absolutely awesome read. A delight for a wannabe sociologist like me, looking at the interaction of a pan-galactic anarcho-socialist extremely hi-tech civilization with civilizations less developed and more barbaric, often from their point of view. Points of view, I love these. Banks can be a little disturbing sometimes, in a good, good way.

As a side note, recently I randomly grabbed by Spiderworld series by Colin Wilson. A fairly easy and pleasant enough read, easier than Brin and Banks. What makes it stand out is the author's philosophic talent. This guy is a very wise thinker, both in ethics, psychology and occult metaphysics, I give him my stamp of approval.

I chose series to keep you occupied for the exercise. The Sheherezad effect. Ending one book and starting with a completely different book might disturb your routine.
You might want to check out bookos dot org, that's one of my favorite bookstores. Grab Consider Phlebas right away Smile

(09-09-2013 10:06 AM)Escape Artist Wrote:  4. Big Grin I am a woman, Lumi, so no embarrassment here. Wink I write books (not published yet) and I have a female character similar to Dexter. <---not that this is pertinent to the conversation at hand, but I'll jabber about my writing to anyone within earshot so Tongue Anyway, guess I better start scraping some bucks together...

5. Oh, gawd. This is the toughie. My bedroom does have a lock on the door but doesn't have just tons of extra room. Well, except for that little corner that doesn't really have anything in it. Hmm...
Oh, you are a woman? Congratulations! (that's probably the right thing to say)
The bedroom sounds well enough, if the machine fits into the corner. If you're the lady of the house and have no little children, you probably don't need the lock, but I appreciated it, I like privacy. Big families and shared rooms do that to people.


Btw, I find Dexter morally pretty much all right, considering the reality of today and his nature. What he does is much better than the actual American foreign policy, if it can be called that way. If 18 years old American kids can get a gun and get sent to Iraq or Afghanistan as invaders, I find Dexter more like a slaughterhouse worker and a garbage man, doesn't kill innocents, just takes out the trash. He really protects his country in the true sense, within its borders. What's weird about the serial is, how few people understand it, just his temporary mother-in-law, with very right-wing conservative values.
So I think there is a lot of good space for you to cover in books, both the morally utilitarian point of view, and the greater social point of view. Murder is unfortunately common today and so we might at least stop being hypocritally hysterical about it, yet let the government commit it in a glorified way en masse. Yet from a greater perspective, Dexter actually does not solve the problem, that the environment creates the serial killers and taking them out doesn't change anything in the long run. What if the real killers are those who run the society and set the financial and drug policies? Who puts stress on mothers and families? Who makes drugs a profitable business? Who sends soldiers into a war for minimum wage, yet pays weapon producers full price? Poor Miami Metro cops, well-meaning people, but woefully philosophically unequipped to handle these great moral and philosophical questions, blindly following the dead letter of the law, their code. Dexter follows a code too, but his was made by his father for his needs, not by some ignorant law-givers far away long ago.
I don't read detective stories, but if there was one like that, I'd love to read. Make sure you post a topic here on TTA when you finish something. Tell us what is it about.

Thanks for the recs. I'll have to check them out.

And I will definitely post something if (when! be positive, EA!) I ever get published so don't worry there. Basically the reason my female character seeks justice is because she just doesn't see it in the world. She is an atheist (and oddly enough, she was an atheist before even I was - she's been floating around in my mind a while now) and so for her, there is no divine justice or "oh, they'll get their punishment in hell" so she wants to be sure that the various sickos in this world get what's coming to them. She (while simultaneously believing the Bible is complete bull) definitely buys into the whole "eye for an eye" thing. Fairness is a huge motivator for her, driving almost everything she does. The scales (of justice/fairness) are always in her mind.

And she's in love with Death Wink - I write romance stuff. Much as I get irritated with that part of myself that always wants a happily ever after, storybook flavor to life, I can't get rid of it. Writing it helps me exorcise the demon, so to speak. The story this girl is in is an MMF romance so we shall see how it goes. It's in the works, anyway. I'm still trying to iron out some world-building bugs that are giving me fits, but otherwise it's going well.

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10-09-2013, 09:25 AM
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(10-09-2013 07:36 AM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(09-09-2013 07:31 PM)Anjele Wrote:  Next week I am adding weights to my ankles for the first half and will move them to my wrists for the second.

Don't do it. That shit'll fry your knees. It ain't natural. Probably okay on your wrists but I wouldn't put 'em on my ankles. Wear a weighted vest or a heavy backpack instead.

Backpack would be a no go for me Girly and not sure about a weighted vest. The way they restrung my chest and back muscles means I have to get creative with some things and there are some things I just can't do. Won't overdo it...so far knees are okay. Wink

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