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  1. Understandable. I can say from experience that working on cars in apartment lots will result in at least 5 people per hour walking by saying, "Whatcha doin? Workin on yer car?" No, genius. I just like to lay under it and shout obscenities every now and then.
  2. Have you thought about changing oil yourself? It's not exactly the most fun thing to do but for me at least it's nice to not have to sit around waiting for someone else, not to mention avoiding the constant sales pitches ("I can change your air filter for only $6,000,000!") I know a lot of people have various circumstances that preclude them from doing so, but it's easier to do than some folks realize.
  3. This has made the rounds, but given the last one I posted I'd say it's necessary.
  4. Eat cows. Don't eat cake. That's all. Seriously though, cut down on sugary stuff and grains. Eat lots of veggies and meat. I don't think you have to go full paleo but yeah, it would probably help with lowering cholesterol. What was your diet and exercise looking like before you got this diagnosis? If you were sedentary and eating crap I'd just say eat healthy and work out; don't worry about avoiding anything in particular. But if you've been eating healthy and working out for a while and your cholesterol is still high, something else might be amiss. Did your doc tell you why he thought your cholesterol was high? Finally, don't believe people who say eating eggs will raise your cholesterol. Eating foods that contain cholesterol doesn't raise your blood cholesterol. Even the American Heart Association has finally admitted this.
  5. I appreciate everyone's feedback (and any that is yet to come). Squats are definitely a weak point for me. Had a wonky knee a while back and did zero squats for a full year or so, leaving that lift lagging behind the others. Always good to see how other people do stuff.
  6. I'm currently doing 5/3/1, which calls for AMRAP sets. I've been treating it as "As Many Reps As Possible With Proper Form" (AMRAPWPF), so I often find that after 8 or so squat reps I'll wave it off due to my form degrading but feel that I could've gotten 1-3 more ugly reps and thus gotten more out of the workout. I'm not talking about "you're gonna hurt yourself" ugly or even "that'd be failed at a meet" ugly. Just "that squat's too good morning-esque" ugly. Looking for thoughts on this. Do you guys do AMRAPWPF or Absolutely As Many God Damn Reps As Possible (AAMGDRAP)?
  7. After reading the rule sheet it looks to me more like Paleo's angry math teacher.
  8. Cat behaviour summed up in one image.
  9. The longer the name, the better the object. It's like the weapons on Diablo--"Giant Sharp Wonderful Broad Axe of Greatest and Most Brutal Maiming" and so forth.
  10. You can make your own sweet potato chips. Just slice 'em thin, salt, and bake on an olive-oiled sheet at 425ish degrees for about 20 min, flipping halfway through. Temp and time are very approximate and depend on the thickness of the chips, so watch them closely or they'll be burnt and gross.
  11. Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas 3 scoops chocolate protein powder 2 tbsp. almond butter about 2 cups almond milk 2 handfuls ice Throw everything in a blender, pour into cups, and freeze. Ideal consistency is reached after about 2-3 hours, but you can leave it in the freezer indefinitely. It'll just need time to thaw. If you prefer, peanut butter can be substituted for the almond butter, and milk of cows, dugongs, moose, or other mammals can be used instead of almond milk.