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  1. Yesterday did 45 mins of weight training, squats, power cleans, power press, and push ups. Oh what fun... Plus 11K steps. Taking the dog out regularly so she can get used to long walks. She's coming hiking with us in a month or so. Got to get her in BAMF shape too! LOL... Today will be a short cardio blast followed by some stretching.
  2. Well here's a thought for you on that. You're a decent person. You love animals. The fact you have depression, anxiety, issues and so on. They don't seem to affect your ability to live alone and take care of yourself. So taking care of a dog is not that much to add to your plate compared to the big reward of having a companion. We are fostering an older dog, she's 7. We love her to peices already. We're keeping her. We have earned her trust and she likes being with us. We love her, feed her, take her for walks and to do her business. She stays in the house for the most part and hangs out with us. She's happy and safe. That's about all a dog needs. Older dogs get left behind as many want puppies or younger dogs. Neither of us want the aggravation of puppy training. BTDT... This dog is trained, obedient, and chilled out. We make a good match. So if you foster one to test the waters or do a try and buy (which shelters will do) then you're most likely saving that dogs life. You don't have to have a perfect home or a perfect life. Just be the decent person you are. Really, that's all that matters. You might even find out that the dog is actually saving you, not the other way around.
  3. We are fostering a dog now. The intent is to adopt if it works out. Try being a foster if you need to do a test first. You can do it. I know you can.
  4. Is it because they're trying to hide a flaw, or wrinkles, just don't know how to put it on right for their face? I'm kinda curious too. Done right makeup looks great and lets you gals get different looks depending on the color schemes you use. My gal goes easy most of the time and honestly I really like the Urban Decay makeup. They have some awesome colors.
  5. I cook meat and fish on the grill outside. Even in the middle of winter. I just like doing it that way. I'm sure you can adapt it to your oven. I would not pan fry steak unless it is the really thin stuff. Here's some important lessons I've learned. The less you touch or mess with it the better it cooks. Sounds simple and silly but it works. DO NOT - poke holes in the meat or make slices into it. Leave it as 1 piece. Any poking and cutting just lets the heat and juices out. You don't want that. When I cook a burger it gets flipped once to even out both sides then a last time to drop the cheese on it for a minute. Steak gets turned once to even it out. That's it. I see no reason to not cook it the same way in the oven. You adjust the time before you flip it to the desired final way you want it. Well done, with meat, usually ruins it. It's called shoe leather. I usually do pink in the middle. So it's cooked more than enough to cover food poisening concerns but not so much you dry it out. If I grill tuna or pork chops I treat it much like a steak that cooks for less time. Whitefish I put into tin foil and test it by using the edge of a fork to see if the peices fall off with a little pressure. I keep the grill between 350-400 and get the best results. After reading lots of books on outdoor grilling I've come to that simple conclusion that less is more.
  6. I'm proud of both of you!!! You are stronger than you believe and can do what you need to do. Treadmill, walking, yoga, fixing up your house, selling it, moving, dealing with family, etc...
  7. That was sad. Mayfield just sat by at the end and watched KC defense stuff him. Then their backup QB helped them get by. Mahomes in concusion protocol for a while... My boy and the Bucs took out the Saints in the 4th quarter. Made me happy. I'm good now. I don't expect them to win anymore games. I'm thinking the Packers are on to the big dance with the Bills. My gal is a big time Packer and Rodgers fan and I wouldn't mind seeing the Cheeseheads win. I'll never hear the end of it if Brady pulls next weekend out... She is a big time football fan, way more than I ever was. She's the carzy one screaming at the TV during plays...
  8. That's a mighty tall order. Considering they're playing the Chiefs. They all look like they should be good games this weekend. I'm a Brady fan and I'm just hoping the Bucs beat the Saints. I don't expect much more out of them. My prediction is the Bills win the superbowl over the Chiefs.
  9. First round had a lot of shocking happenings. Even the teams that won, that were odds on favorites, stumbled, and almost blew it. Steelers was the absolute worst game though. This weekend should get really entertaining. With all the Covid issues with these teams and their lack of practice anything can happen. US Figure Skating chamionship started yesterday. Good distraction for a few days.
  10. Yes we would be happier. We've gotten too connected in my opinion. We're creating the Matrix. The hardware tech companies are the enablers. The scary ones are the online companies like Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc... Their tracking and predictive systems are dangerous and serve to manipulate the public. As was noted in that movie about Google, we are the product. Google and Facebook and the like sell us to the companies peddling their products. Marketing has gotten so out of hand it's ridiculous. I don't use my smartphone to read forums and newsgroups. Don't play video games on it. Don't watch movies on it. It's a handy tool I use for phone calls, text messages, calendar, camera, navigation, logging meals and workouts. Other than that it sits on the table doing nothing. Any internet I do on my desktop or laptop and only for a limited time each day.
  11. Ok that was the funniest thing I've read so far in this whole tragedy called Trump... Agree wholeheartedly too!
  12. Yes I'm on board with that one now. You can stop laughing now too. I can hear you all the way over here. Turns out watching those mushy predictable shows with my gal works out in my favor. Who knew??? .... None of the guys I know are aware of this serious character flaw so my street cred is still good, for the moment!
  13. Yup. After reading lots of books on psychiatry and self help and going through half a dozen therapists. I went back to my original one and just talked to him. He doesn't BS and doesn't cram you with xBT ideas. Just some good discussion and practical approaches to handling situations. Watching media presonalities play it up is just sad. It's not supposed to be a sales pitch. It's supposed to be reporting on the news and being as unbiased in how you do it. Nothing wrong with being on either side, just don't let it control how you report the info. There are a few I like and I watch their reports for a short while just to pull the info out. We agreed to limit news to short 30 minute bursts only a couple of times a day just to keep up with recent happenings since those are a big deal.
  14. Thanks dear, I missed you too, and sober. You are both on my mind often with hopes you're having a good day or at the very least not a crappy day. We had a good holidays for the most part. Both have some baggage that hits us during xmas so it's been rough but this year much better. Focusing on us and doing up xmas like it's our last one this year. Want to fire up our neighbors to do more to spread some cheer. Got several neighbors fired up (or embarassed) for doing nothing and they all decorated outside. Helped a few of them with ideas and setup. It was fun. Kids in the neighborhood really liked it. That's what counts. Hope you are both well and made it through unscathed!
  15. I don't even want to think about how much that equates to. It's a scary number, I'm sure. Sadly it is far from the dumbest idea I've ever had... LOL.
  16. Took a little time off from the forum. I think reading too much sadness every day isn't good. So I started watching the news everyday. Scanning the red and blue channels to see what they were name calling each other with all the drama of late. Got tired of that sadness in less than a week. It appears I'm much more tolerant of the crazy people who are depressed than the "supposed" sane people who are on and run the news... I went back to just watching sports and some Hallmark movies. Watching people doing luge, bobsled, skiing, etc was nice. Hallmark is just warm and fuzzy and you know they're not allowed to have a bad ending so it doesn't drop you at the end.
  17. Hey kids, I made it back. I did that same silly stunt with the coke syrup when I worked in a restaurant as a teen. The regular can of coke (12oz) is like 40-50 grams of sugar. That's about my limit for the whole day. I agree on the diet soda isn't healthy either. The fake sugar (aspartame) is bad for you. I found some brands that have Stevia as the sweetener and drink those from time to time. I'd love to stop drinking the diet crap too but I love the taste of coke. Yesterday I got in 13K steps. Working on making at least 10K/day. Still doing weights and climbing. I gained a solid 5lbs over the holidays that I still have to drop. I'll have that done in a month or so. I've eaten all the pie, fudge, and cookies we had. Time to cycle off the sugary junk.
  18. @sober4life - Agreed! Poor manager skills. Probably shouldn't be a manager in the first place. More than likely the next one in line to get the job, even though they shouldn't get it. They're also pawns just like you and me. Their job is to do the dirty work the higher level management don't want to deal with. You also have the issue of people threatening to sue the company if they get fired. So managers are really careful and usually afraid to fire someone without ridiculously large amounts of issues to back it up. It's easier for them to let the people who will work hard cover it. Sadly another example of how f'd up our society is... On a positive note. There are plenty of good managers out there who really do care and try but even their hands can be tied sometimes. I've had more good than bad, but it's close.
  19. Good job @sober4life . Definetely want to get some pads for that corn though. My response to @Nightjar was sucked up by the vacuum of space because I put an offsite link in it... So, without links or humor... Yesterday was ... Did an hour of weights and 6818 steps. Very boring walk, no choppers or Swat teams or zombies running through the fields. Just a grumpy neighbor and a few dogs. The dogs were nice.
  20. I surmised that it was the part that got you edited... but I appreciate the thought. Love ya too girl! Just keep being you. Did an hour of weights and 6818 steps. Very boring walk, no choppers or Swat teams or zombies running through the fields. Just a grumpy neighbor and a few dogs. The dogs were nice.
  21. I'm not sure if that rest day was a good idea or a bad idea. I responded to @Nightjar recommendation about rest in the wrong thread... At least it was what did you do today, so close... @Nightjar - Thanks buddy. That did feel good. But.. Today is weight day and tomorrow is climbing. Need to make sure I don't slip up on my quest for that BAMF wallet. It's almost Santa time and I don't want to miss out.
  22. Miss NJ, you crack me up. I tried it. Couldn't do all day. Did spending the morning watching Netflix. Then spent a couple of hours this afternoon working on a jigsaw puzzle. Got bored with sitting around and did some odds and ends. Went shopping tonight for a little bit. No exercise, no stretching, didn't get my steps. Now I'm going to watch football for a while then bed. A real relax day.
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