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  1. Ugh. All right. Sunday. The taking-stock day. Weighing today at 176, but my body fat percentage is up at 17%. Hopefully this is an off day for the measurements or something, because the alternative is that I lost a pound of muscle somewhere along the line this week and that's just lame.

    So, let's take stock! At the end of week 1 I went from having a job to none, from having money to none, and apparently from gaining muscle to having less. Outstanding.

    The game needs to change some. I know the changes I need to make for the life goal: I need to get a job again. The unemployment will be a pittance, and it won't be enough to put away anything, not and feed myself, pay my rent, pay for gas to get places, that kind of thing.

    I've got five people I can network with. The goal for this week: find and get in contact with each of them. Each of them is worth 20 points. This will be scored out of a hundred.

    I have to admit, I'm kind of at a loss as to how I'm losing muscle. Either the martial arts aren't the resistance trainings I thought they were, or I'm just straight up not eating enough when I do eat. If it's the former, I can fix it. If it's the latter, there's not much I can do - my UI benefits are tied up right now and while I have received help from friends, I can't actually deposit the check until tomorrow, and it won't be counted until Tuesday.

    If anyone has any tips, I could use the help.

  2. "Judo is essentially the sport of hitting people with the planet. But you can't lift the planet, so you have to lift the people instead."

    I just read this out loud to my roommate and we shared a good chuckle for the most amazing description ever.

    Great work heading towards your goals! Keep up the hard work; when everything hurts, it means you're doing it sooo right.

    :D I'm glad you liked it! Someone on Bullshido used that to describe the sport, and it fits well, so.

  3. So, what did we do today?

    We did Judo today.

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but Judo is essentially the sport of hitting people with the planet. But you can't lift the planet, so you have to lift the people instead.

    It was a blast. Randori - sparring - totally whipped me, and it took some strength to execute the techniques.

    Everything hurts now. I was planning on doing some pullups today, but between Judo today and the rep test on Thursday, I just couldn't find the heart for it. I'll take half credit today.

    But don't think I don't have a way around that. Just wait. :)

  4. Well, you don't want to lose your health. If your knees are bugging you, you should stop. Because you need your knees for walking.

    Have you considered the possibility of a muscular imbalance? That is, that your quads are out-sizing your hamstrings and causing stress on the joint? I only ask because I was dealing with much the same thing and it disappeared when I started doing more hamstring exercises.

    It's just a thought.

  5. So, some things changed today. Some of it was for the better. Some of it was not.

    Day 12: Mixin' It Up

    Part 1: Abs

    Ab Wheel: 3x2

    Band Slam: 3x15

    Band Twist: 3x10

    Chinnies: 3xBurn

    Part 2: Shotokan Training

    That's right! My sensei got in touch with me and somehow I've found myself back in training again. It's great also because he runs it out of a Judo school, and I'm going to be training there too.

    It's like I said at the beginning: the overarching goal is to get into fighting shape, and the best way to do that is to fight. So, there you have it!


    In other news, it looks like the job is lost. 10 days with no paycheck makes Kishi a sad panda. The life goal is going to be tricky now. Especially given that I'mma have to find a way to do it on unemployment benefits.

    I don't know if I'm going to make that one, and that'll kill the grade for sure.

    Bah. Could be worse - could be in debt. I'll find a way around this.

  6. Almond milk is good. Keep in mind, though, it's gonna be more expensive too. You pay the same price for a half gallon of almond milk that you'd pay for a gallon of regular. And, you don't get even half the protein in a serving of almond milk that you get in regular either.

  7. Thats a solid quote, and I've never heard it before, so that makes it doubly awesome. One of my favorite Christian Anarchists is Ammon Hennacy:

    "The dictionary definition of a Christian is one who follows Christ; kind, kindly, Christ-like. Anarchism is voluntary cooperation for good, with the right of secession. A Christian anarchist is therefore one who turns the other cheek, overturns the tables of the moneychangers, and does not need a cop to tell him how to behave. A Christian anarchist does not depend upon bullets or ballots to achieve his ideal; he achieves that ideal daily by the One-Man Revolution with which he faces a decadent, confused, and dying world."

    Also a funner quote of his; "A pacifist between wars is like a vegetarian between meals."

    That's a cool quote too. I have to admit, though, I've never heard of Christian Anarchy. Does this man Hennacy have any books out?

  8. @ #41: Hm, that reminds me of a quote:

    "I remembered asking some Rashid, who had visited Riyadh, how they had addressed the king, and they answered in surprise, 'We called him Abd al Aziz, how else would we call him except by his name?' And when I said, 'I thought you might call him Your Majesty', they answered, 'We are Bedu. We have no king but God." -Wilfred Thesiger

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