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Comment: If I can do it, anyone can (Score 1) 150

by _DangerousDwarf (#42376905) Attached to: I measure my weight ...

On Jan 1, 2012, I was 265 pounds. For years I was telling myself I wasn't _that_ fat, just a bit of a gut. Well that bit of a gut was 42 inches! I was tired, had heart burn most nights, back hurt, had to keep buying bigger clothes etc. On Jan 1st, I decided it was time to take control of my life.

I started to actually go to the gym regularly. Not just in spurts for a few days, then off for a week. I disabused myself of the notation that just because I exercised, I could have that Big Mac. I totally changed my eating habits.

Some of the "easy" things I did:
1/ worked out 8-12 hours a week (cycling, running, weights)
2/ Cut out the fast food breakfast sandwich
3/ Replaced most breads, pastas, and rice with salad
4/ Bought a road bike, and starting cycling even more.
5/ Monitored my calorie intake through a web app
6/ Weighed myself daily (made adjustments on a weekly schedule though)
7/ As I dropped weight, added longer and faster runs
8/ Started jogging with guys at work
9/ Set a goal, and finished an Olympic distance duathlon
10/ Started competing in 10k races
11/ Portion control ftw
12/ Cut out diet pop (baaaad for you)
13/ Drink water, or milk
14/ Walk to places and take the stairs instead of the elevator
15/ Watched out for high glycemic foods (not anal about it, but try to watch out)

I hit my target weight of 165lbs on the 21st of December (just had to beat the Mayans of course :)

You know what, I feel great. Look great. Can run a 10k in 46 minutes (not a great time for sure, but no heart attack :). I buy new clothes now because my old clothes are too big. I have better sex. I have more sex. I haven't been sick in months. No heart burn (welcome bike in my life spicy food), back doesn't hurt. I am smaller then I was in college, and high school. I can eat what I want now knowing that my output will take care of it within reason of course :)

If I can do it, anyone can do it. Start easy, make small changes. Take the salad instead of the fully loaded baked potato. Have a protein fruit smoothie instead of the bagel for breakfast. You can do it!

Comment: Re:When Is the Appropriate Time, Exactly? (Score 1) 2987

by _DangerousDwarf (#42292635) Attached to: 27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting
Wrong: "There were 52,447 deliberate and 23,237 accidental non-fatal gunshot injuries in the United States during 2000.[4] A small majority of gun-related deaths in the United States are suicides,[5] with 17,352 (55.6%) of the total 31,224 firearm-related deaths in 2007 due to suicide, while 12,632 (40.5%) were homicide deaths.[6] In 2009, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 60% of all homicides in the United States were perpetrated using a firearm.[7]" That's from your proof.

Comment: Re:Job Performance (Score 1) 401

by _DangerousDwarf (#41939637) Attached to: CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns, Citing Affair
Conveniently timed just before he was to testify to Congress about the Benghazi attack. Now he doesn't testify. So, within days of Obama being re-elected:
- Petraeus resigns (he should have to answer questions about Benghazi)
- Clinton signals she will resign (she should have to answer questions about Benghazi)
- A drone is shot at by Iran prior to the election

And there is more. If this was Bush's reelection and this happened right after we would be up in arms!

Comment: Re:Not getting it! (Score 2) 223

by _DangerousDwarf (#41366831) Attached to: China Unveils Yet Another Stealth Fighter

Except you are wrong. Wikipedia says that only one F117 was ever downed due to enemy fire. The aircraft was detected when its bomb bay doors were open, thus greatly increasing its radar cross section.

Rumour has it that another F117 was also damaged, but returned to base. So one confirmed combat loss out of how many sorties means that stealth technology is dead? I guess, at least to you it does.

Comment: Already Debunked by RIM (Score 4, Informative) 164

by _DangerousDwarf (#40864293) Attached to: RIM Agrees To Hand Over Its Encryption Keys To India
From the Globe and Mail

"Although not all of a BlackBerry's messaging functions are encrypted, RIM has long maintained that it is unable to grant anyone access to its corporate e-mail service, which is encrypted from end-to-end. RIM responded in a statement late on Wednesday, saying it was necessary "to correct some false and misleading" information" that had appeared in the Indian media."

"RIM is providing an appropriate lawful access solution that enables India's telecom operators to be legally compliant with respect to their BlackBerry consumer traffic, to the same degree as other smartphone providers in India, but this does not extend to secure BlackBerry enterprise communications," the company added."

The less time planning, the more time programming.