Tanktimus the Encourager

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    Saving What We Love: Tanktimus' Mindset

    I liked The Last Jedi. Sure some parts were clunky, but to me it was both Star Wars and a good Movie. Rose's line may not be universally loved, but it works for me. How does this apply to my challenge? Let's start with the last one. I had the fewest workouts during that challenge of any I have done on NF. In fact, you'd have to go back to the time when I wasn't on NF to find months with fewer workouts. However, in the last week I had some good headspace developments, and I realized I'm going to be positive in how I construct this challenge. I don't hate myself, I love myself. I don't hate my body, I love my body. Fearing the consequences of obesity and inactivity will never be enough to motivate me to work out. All that will help is focusing on how much I love myself, and doing healthy things because they are good for me. For that reason, I'm still going to track workouts, but not set a number ahead of time. I'm still going to pay attention to the principles of intuitive eating, because it's the only thing that will help me get my waistline back in order. I'm going to be okay with slow progress, because every time I've had fast progress with weight loss, I've ended up gaining more later. So my goals: Yoga: Do it. Kettle Bell Workout: Do it. Beginner Body Weight Workout: Do it. Walks: Optional. I've realized I can get good cardio from the KBs or the BW stuff provided I do them fast enough to get my heartrate up. As such, walking is a lower priority. I want to leave more space for yoga. Intuitive Eating: Stick with it.
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    Brogo Stops Being an @$$hole.

    Ephesians 6:12 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. That tripped my theological nerd relays. Or if you prefer a different version: And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, "O Lord, bless this Thy hand grenade that with it Thou mayest blow Thine enemies to tiny bits, in Thy mercy." And the Lord did grin and the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats and large chu... [At this point, the friar is urged by Brother Maynard to "skip a bit, brother"]... And the Lord spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it." Amen.
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    Grumble Finishes Strong In Story and Song

    I'm beginning to suspect this was all solely for the carb load.
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    Thom adapts, changes and grows

    Dang, that sounds like a real pain in the butt. I hope it goes away.
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    Saving What We Love: Tanktimus' Mindset

    I...don't think that's a good sample set. If it makes you feel better others have come hear having just eaten a meal and end up hungry anyway.
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    Sexism and unconscious bias

    Not attempting at all to imply that what I experience is as pervasive or as degrading as the sexism faced by women. Having said that, I have an experience where I faced bias in the workplace because of my gender. When I was in Child Protective Services, there was a time when I was the only male in our entire unit (a supervisor, a unit clerk, me and about 6 or 7 other caseworkers). I was constantly expected to move heavy objects and get things off of high shelves. My contributions were not particularly valued beyond that, though that was probably as much a function of being new (I was in training at that point) as of being male. At one point I had to explicitly state, "I'm not the unit husband," because it was getting out of hand. Now that's one anecdote, and it's an isolated incident. Another issue men my age and older had to deal with was the idea that men aren't supposed to show much emotion. I heard "don't be a crybaby" or "I'll give you something to cry about" when I was a child (The former more than the latter, my parents were not abusive, just doing what they thought was best). Again, I'm not really trying to compare who has it worse, just sharing from my own experience. This is a great topic Guzzi. It earned you a title.
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    There's a New Sheriff in Town

    You're not Mr_Willes.
  8. FWIW you'd make a damn fine Texan.
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    Just [Sylvaa]

    I think you are dealing both with a teenagers inability to consider long term consequences of their actions with the influences of her biological mother. There is no easy answer, but I'm inclined to agree with SciRead.
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    Saving What We Love: Tanktimus' Mindset

    You must be a fan of the Connery era then
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    WhiteGhost wants to VJ

    When we met I thought you looked Dutch.
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    Thers’s always tomorrow, it’s only a day away. Rinna carries on.

    I couldn't find the long version of that video. He pulls the mask off and the crowd loses it's collective mind.
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    Sara Kingdom Learns From Firebenders

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    Saving What We Love: Tanktimus' Mindset

    Yes, different trace elements. Thanks! It's kinda one of my things on here. I didn't give out a warning yet, but it's best not to read my thread while hungry. They are. Not anymore, we started getting bored. I think I lasted two years. Now most of them are out of my head, either from things I've done before or from experience. The two in the last post were out of my head. It was good. I like that paradox. Go for it. Today is a good day. I had a headache until about 2, but it went away, and I didn't have to be doing anything while it hurt. I did not work out or cook, but the headache went away, so I call it a win. I did binge more James Bond. I finished For Your Eyes Only, got through Octopussy, and started View to A Kill. (Never Say Never Again is not on Netflix). The Roger Moore Era was a product of the 70's and was out of touch by the time View to a Kill came along. For Your Eyes Only was probably the best of the Moore Era. The bad guy was believable, as was the Cold War Track-Down-a-Piece-of-Tech plot. The end-the-world villains of Moonraker are a bit over the top. I really liked Octopussy as well, because we had taped it off of a broadcast when I was a kid and I watched it a lot. The plot was also more believable. Moonraker was the worst, even though Live and Let Die was the hokiest (and the most racist). Man With the Golden Gun had Darth Tyrannus Count Dooku Saruman Christopher Lee in it, and that alone elevates it quite a bit. The Spy Who Loved Me had my favorite Bond Car (The submarine). A View to a Kill is my least favorite, despite it not being the worst. Moore was aging, and has himself stated he was uncomfortable with the Bond Girl being so much younger than him. The Wikipedia entry says it's Moore's least favorite as well, and that he was "Mortified to find out he was older than the female co-star's mother." (He was 57 at the time). Even he didn't feel like Bond at that point. His age was dealt with far better in earlier movies, when he was younger than that. In For Your Eyes Only he rebuffs the advances of the young figure skater, and in Octopussy Maud Adams is close to his age. Commentary on the Dalton Era will come when I get to them.
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    “This is a local shop, for local people”

    I'm gonna be honest, I found this video very disappointing. Not because of anything to do with the man in the video, but because I was hoping it was a video of YOU cooking.
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    Tzippi Becomes a Waterbender

    I got some Hamentaschen from the store, i didn't care for the cookie part either. I had to look up the story behind the cookies. When you said they were for Purim I zeroed in on the "Haman" part of it but had to look up taschen. This goy isn't too up on his Yiddish.
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    Tova is baaaacccckkk

    Here's hoping no more gremlins show up.
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    Raptron: Season Finale

    I know it won't fix the problem with your squats, but my first thought was to suggest you shift the bar a little to one side to balance out the weight.
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    Harriet's Tiny Habits Continued

    That sweater is incredible. Sweaters are awesome, but I so rarely wear them. I'm very warm natured, so even when the temps are in the 50's a sweater is too much for me.
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    » shaar is feeling heckin' unstoppable!~ [the furyheart chronicles]

    That celery colon cleanse image is Mr_Willes' signature post.
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    Sara Kingdom Learns From Firebenders

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    Saving What We Love: Tanktimus' Mindset

    True. Yesterday was a good day. Not completely nothing, but I took a self care day. I went and got a chiropractic adjustment, then a massage. Then I went to eat lunch at the Indian buffet I like so well. Then I binged James Bond Movies on Netflix. I did cook. I made some rice with garlic, ginger, sesame oil and soy sauce. Then I cut a pork tenderloin into strips and cooked it in sesame oil with salt, pepper and rice vinegar. I set that aside and cooked some garlic and ginger, then added some stir fry veggies and teriyaki sauce. I then added the pork tenderloin back in, drizzled some honey on it all and added a simple sauce of arrowroot powder and beef broth. I stirred that and let it cook down. I served it over the rice and we added some Hoisin sauce at the table. Today is a good day. I did laundry, grocery shopping, some dishes, took out the trash and recycling, and some Yoga. There was more James Bond Movies in the midst of that. I'm now into the campy Roger Moore era (today was The Spy who Loved Me, then Moonraker and the first part of For Your Eyes Only). I also cooked. Today was lamb rib chops, rubbed with Olive Oil then Liberally sprinkled with Himalayan Pink Salt and corse ground pepper. I let that sit on the counter for at least 20 minutes, then I put the butternut squash (seasoned with avocado oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and thyme) in the oven. I cooked the lamb in a cast iron skillet with plenty of butter in it, it was incredible.
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    elizevdmerwe - I am Able, and starting the countdown...9

    Old lady in shop seems cut from the same cloth as other people we might mention. Also, once you get to NZ, I think you will be amazed the first few times you have to deal with government services. You will probably laugh at all the native Kiwis complaining about how long things take.
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    Tzippi Becomes a Waterbender

    What is the bread like on those Hamantaschen? I see some at the grocery store and can't decide if I'll like them or not (our grocery store is across the street from a Jewish Center, so there's always a huge spread this time of year for passover. I guess the Hamantaschen got lumped in with that.
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    Starpuck: The Middle Floors of the Dungeon

    I saw that rant about ticket vendors on FB and was wondering what that was about. I'm sorry it didn't go well. The event ticket system in our country is broken.