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self improvement Friend 06/13/2021 (Sun) 20:35:56 No.330
I have successfully quit smoking. Now I just need to stay quit this time. FUCK CIGARETTES Post stuff related to self improvement
I started Starting Strength at the gym but I also read about "Greyskull LP" online which is similar but modified. So I've modified my own plans to be less squat-heavy, with a better focus on the upper body and to allow more room for me to do other activities like sports, swimming, running, biking, etc. >>669 Oh I know about the risks. All my life I've never touched smoking or alcohol or any drugs even though they'd been offered to me often. Honestly I tried smoking because I thought it was kind of cool and it was a pleasant experience, not for a nicotine fix at all so I don't want to try nicotine gum and then actually get myself addicted. I definitely don't intend to make it a habit, though. I bought a tin of 10 cigarillos and I only had 3 of them, the rest I shared with people who had already smoked before and I still have a couple left. It's been a month or two now, so it's not like I have to have one every day or something. >>691 that's nice man, keep it up!
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>>505 Somehow getting hurt again fixed it. Now I can reach my true physical potential.
Tomorrow will mark 10 days since any weed or tobacco.
>>1828 Congratulations friend, you can do this. I've been clean from weed and tobacco for 6 years.
>>1828 conga rats
>>330 I am forgetting English words when speaking Spanish and it takes awhile to remember English. I am a native English speaker but it takes a while for my brain to reconnect what is English again
>>1842 It is a bit like that. I'm not a native english speaker, but I speak mostly english online all day long so I often use english words in my native language sentences and ask people to help me remember the word in my native language. Also think in multiple languages, it's just how being bilingual is like.
>>1842 I noticed that when I first started learning German I would pronounce English words in a German way sometimes.
>>1849 >started learning German I am just starting to do this now with my spanish and I practiced spanish for years., I think it's because because I pick up things what people say in real time instead of translating the words back into English. I feel that my brain just finally broke into Spanish in that it feels natural now instead just pronouncing the word without any thought to it. I don't know to describe it but I feel like brain is molded by the spanish language instead of memorizing the words blindly.
>>340 I'm almost 500 lbs. I used to weigh about 220. Before that I weighed about 350. I weighed around 270 before that. Before I was 230. Before I was 410 when I first discovered /fit/ almost ten years ago. I'm yet again trying very slowly to get that bandwagon rolling, not calorie-counting right off the bat but trying to eat less crap (for example, DoorDashing local Mexican or Chinese or pizza every 2-3 days thanks to disabilitybux).
>>2070 How often do you drink sugary stuff? I've never been fat, but in my experience it's been the easiest step in cleaning up my diet.
>>2076 If you count milk, I'm trying to cut that out. I've done a good job removing non-diet sodas and energy drinks out of my habits.
>>2091 Diet sodas are absolutely horrible for you. Gave my grandma kidney or liver failure. Forget which.
>>2091 I usually drink almond milk, although I don't know how good it is for you necessarily. But I do think it's better for you than standard milk. It might not taste as good, but I've gotten used to it by now.
>>2092 Now that sounds terrible! I hope she's better now. >>2098 I should drink more of that, for I do like almond milk. It's pretty expensive, though. But it's tastier than the disgusting tap water in this city.
>>2092 bloody gall that's sad to hear
I've been doing calisthenics for 2 weeks now and I already feel 100% better.
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Not sure if "self improvement" per se, but I've had trouble sleeping without my body hurting for a long time. Last weekend out of curiosity I removed my memory foam mattress, and have been sleeping on a much harder mattress that was under it. Right away, basically from day 1 after sleeping on it my back has felt way more solid. I'm not sure how to describe it, feels like it's effortless to keep my back straight now, and I never realized it wasn't that way before, my back feels very well supported when I'm just walking around. It's strange. Everything still hurts when I sleep though.
>>2354 My experience is that it feels like shit to do the exercise itself, but everything feels better for the rest of the day. It's obviously a net positive but it's hard to mentally associate doing the painful part with getting the good part.
>>2358 I'm not really doing anything that causes me any noticeable pain. Maybe thats a bad thing.
>>2357 I have done the same thing, but but l will sleep occasionally on the floor, which is even harder of a surface. It's better for your spinal column then one would think. Balance is key, going back and forth based on what seems comfortable that evening.
>>2369 I don't mean literal pain, I just mean it's tiring/bothersome/uncomfortable to push yourself like that. It feels good when I have energy, but if I'm feeling tired (see: almost 100% of the time), then it's not so fun.
Got a gym subscription and trying to learn how to cook my own food. If I do get take out, I make sure it's from a resturant that makes actual dinner meals and not just another fast food place. Also trying to cut out sugars that isn't fruit. I used to think eating healthy was expensive, but I realize that with proper budgeting and not eating out so much, it's actually the cheaper alternative.
Do videos like this count as /seg/? BREAK The System (Become Who You TRULY Are) | Stoicism // Philosophy https://ytprivate.com/watch?v=XDHPK6FcEGs
>>2384 Sugar is my drug of choice, it seems. I believe I take at least 100g of sugar everyday and it's messing with my teeth. Hopefully we get rid of the sugar demon.
>>2428 Let's work together sugar anon! No more sugar for us!
Gave away my debit card so I wouldn't be tempted to order out so much.
>>2676 I never order food, which is surprising because I am always super hungry. Still, I'd imagine it eats through your money very fast. Then again, I'm usually not bothered by driving in the slightest and I'm generally a pretty cheap guy.
I went to go get some ice-cream today, and I got a small. But when I got the ice-cream, it wasn't small at all. In any other country except for burgerland, it would have definitely been a medium or a large (Most likely a medium though). I could barely finish the whole thing. Then, I went and checked the calories of the icecream. Over 700 for this behemoth. Murrican sizes are crazy. I'm not getting ice-cream from this joint for a long time.
>>2737 I've had the same experience with ice cream sizes. It's nuts how big they are.
>>2737 Ice cream is so good though. I'd eat it everyday if I could
>>2739 Yeah, no wonder why murricans are so fat. >>2740 I know. If it was healthier, I'd eat it everyday. I'm trying to eat healthier so I definitely have to limit it to like once a month (Or once every two months)
3 years back I was 55kg and 6'0, that was 10th grade Now I'm 80kg and 6'3, and while I didn't change my height by working out, I was somehow able to gain around 20kg in 1 year which was very happy for me Milk saved my ass big time, I've drank easily over 600 2L bottles in the past 3 years Sadly COVID really fucked with my gains and I was up to 85kg but I lost 5, and all my lifts have been going down substantially, went from 3.5pl8 to 2pl8 deadlift On mental health, I've been able to spend more time outside and with my dog, have learned to appreciate nature more Happy to hear you quit cigs, those are really nasty for you
>>330 Great thread. Fuck smokes. When I was 17 I went to an new school and made one of my now closest friends. He's very similar to me. We're both huge tech nerds, love building shit ourselves and can't properly talk to people. He was diagnosed with aspergers syndrome at a young age and made me realize that I have many traits that fit that diagnosis very well, even though I was never tested. I never got along with most people despite trying very hard. I adapted my behaviour to fit in. But when him and I hang out with other people I can see so many social mistakes he makes that I make too, but lack the social awareness to identify when it's me committing them. Now, about four years later, while I am still quite awkward and weird to interact with (according to my friends), I make far less major blunders in conversation and as a result have gotten so much more comfortable talking to people.
>>3286 >But when him and I hang out with other people I can see so many social mistakes he makes that I make too, but lack the social awareness to identify when it's me committing them. This is how I started learning too.
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>>333 I'm on nofap for 1 week, and i started working out a bit 3 days a week
I ended up fucking up my boners in a jelqing accident last year, and I've been making a lot of progress lately in getting back to normal.
>>3344 you what
>>3346 I was doing dick enlargement exercises and was injured in a way that prevented me from staying hard.
>>3344 >>3349 >jelqing Anon, the dick is an organ, not a muscle. Please don't jelq.
>>3362 A lot of people seem to get positive results from it, but I'm never doing it again after that experience. It's not worth the risks, which are completely downplayed by penis enlargement forums. The Angion Method seems to be superior to what they're shilling anyway, although I doubt that's completely free of risk either. I'm just glad I didn't break my dick.
Been trying intermittent fasting. I fast for 18 hours, only drinking water (used to drink juice too but I heard that interferes with it due to the sugars and calories in the juice), and then I eat about a meal or two from a 6 hour window from 3-9. So far, it's been going pretty good. The only problem is that my hunger pangs start at night time because I don't have a good sleeping schedule. I need to start making myself go to bed on time (Like at 9 or 10) so I don't suffer from feeling hangry throughout the night. My goal is weight loss so hopefully I'll notice a difference when the end of the month comes by.
i've got myself some shelves to get rid of my mess and been happily putting things in them from all over my room. it's amazing how little it takes to get some order into the whole thing and now i wanna put in effort to not let it become a mess again in the whole aspect of householding, so i made myself the rule to always throw stuff away immediately and put clothes in the clothes bin and so on. this organizing hopefully also extends to working, so i'm trying to put stuff in my todo list and scheduling times when i learn, but that's only starting the following days, i'm trying calcurse on a third monitor to do all that so i can have it on display when i need it or do other stuff so that i'm constantly reminded of it :3 being on irc again helped me a lot to get that motivation because before i was just browsing mindlessly and now i'm constantly in exchange with other ppl, now i'm bored by mindlessly browsing as it gives me nothing to talk abt and just shows me how unproductive i am, only concious effort can make me more of a person with real interests and ideas, i rly want that back
>>3875 That was a fulfilling and inspiring story m8, right now I have to clean the appartment ASAP but can't get to it. I have almost no shelves, so probably gotta throw everything in a box and also stick some candy wraps into a notebook because I can't just throw out what I've hoarded.
>>3875 What irc channels are you on? Productivity related ones or just random ones related to your interests?
>>3858 Does intermittent fasting work simply because you cut the calories consumed or is there more to it?
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Happy Friday ladies and gents. As great as it is to get off work and relax, don’t waste your weekend. Take your rest then reorientate your actions towards achieving your goals.
>>4119 rly i'm just in one channel and that's not tied to a specific topic, most ppl are tech minded because that's how irc is but anything can be discussed, it's more the exchange with other ppl aspect that's helping me
>>3924 completely forgot answering, sry ;-; why can't u throw everything out? is it just too much or some sort of sentimental value? sorting things in boxes first is a very good step, don't undervalue it! get the shelves one by one over time, u'll be happy to have everything in boxes already, as sorting it gets much easier and a lot of things can't be put in the shelve as is but has to be compartmentalized, i believe in u! ^-^
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I decided to start getting /fit/ again this last week and currently following this chart I've found ages ago. I used it before and it helped me a lot, so I am confident that I'll find it useful again. The thing is that a friend suggested me to do cardio as well. My BMI is 35.1 so he suggested me to do cardio. But here's the thing, wouldn't losing weight make calisthenics less effective since I'd be working with less of it? I'm fine with gaining a strongfat body. That aside, I should purchase a mattress so warming up doesn't become too painful to my feet, and I'd like to get some push-up bars despite the fact I don't know where I could put them since my roof isn't too far high up.

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