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Nope. No. Uh, nooo...

Nope. No. Uh, nooo...
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Nothing has happened since the last nothing happened. I may be caught in the retarded version of The Neverending Story. Damn you, Zombie Michael Ende!

In randomly good news, I'm putting on muscle quickly as of late. In particular, I've upped the resistance on the elliptical 100% and added squats and hip abduction; my legs are building quickly and my glutes are becoming nicely firm. :D Still, having trouble with body fat. A was overeating (I'm certain now) those first few weeks so I gained a large amount of both muscle and fat quickly given the strength increase I saw along with general size gains. Now, I'm eating what feels like a reasonable amount of food 5 times a day with lots of protein.

Work is at a lull so I'm hitting application camps to fill time along with more trips and other side projects not directly applicable to my job description. Because of said application camps, I will likely receive bonuses enough to buy a Nikon D300 by my birthday which would/will kick ass.

Taking names to proceed as follows:
assfingers

That is all. (yeah right, I'll be back)
Camera geekery: Digital Rolleiflex Camera. Cute. It's 3 inches tall.
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Oh dear lord I wish I could start every wednesday with a chiropractic appointment. I feel SO much better. When my lower back is out, I become bloated. I already feel less bloated; I wonder if it is psychosomatic.


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demi_deity From: demi_deity Date: March 19th, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
ATREEEEEEYYYYUUUUUUU!

Better a retarded Neverending Story than a retarded Groundhog's Day. But, I repeat myself.
abmann From: abmann Date: March 19th, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Artax!

I love Groundhog's Day. I think it's one of Bill Murray's best movies!
assfingers From: assfingers Date: March 19th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
BING
abmann From: abmann Date: March 19th, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm a god. I'm not the God... I don't think.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: March 19th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your spine houses all the nerves that run EVERYTHING in your body. It doesn't surprise me that you feel less bloated. Chances are, you were out enough that one of those nerves was pinched and unable to do its job.

Yay Chiropractors. :)
abmann From: abmann Date: March 19th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just wish I could fix it myself. But she said she was impressed how well I was doing since she'd not seen me in 8 months.

She got some scary sounds out of my neck though.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: March 19th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good. Did you ask for ideas of how to keep the lower back in place better?
abmann From: abmann Date: March 19th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
My physical therapist already gave me exercises and stretches for it.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: March 19th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Apparently, they're not working, though...
abmann From: abmann Date: March 19th, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, the airplane aggravated it beyond what I could easily fix. That's WHY I went to the chiropractor. That's the point, really. i can maintain it so long as some outside force doesn't disrupt it beyond maintenance levels.

If so, I go see my doctor.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: March 19th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah. ok. That makes more sense. :)
abmann From: abmann Date: March 19th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK AND THE WORLD'S YOUR OYSTER!
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: March 19th, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't like oysters.

Gimme salmon sushi instead, and we'll talk. :)
abmann From: abmann Date: March 19th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: March 19th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
YAY!!
heydoc From: heydoc Date: March 19th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thats cool...

I love squats! They are awesome - provided you use excellent form.
On another note, perhaps when your back is out your posture is funny so your gut sticks out? lol. I see my chiro about every 5 weeks, he keeps me straightened out.
abmann From: abmann Date: March 19th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thats cool...

Possibly? I don't know. I do know that my pants feel less tight right now after the adjustment. That's key!
From: jreacher Date: March 19th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Neverending story

There's a non retarded version? Seems unlikely. Talk to Madisonmassage about stretches and remember... it was the best fifteen minutes of your life!
abmann From: abmann Date: March 19th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Neverending story

Ohhhh, don't be knocking my favorite childhood movie, na'. Them's fightin' words. >_O
From: thegelf Date: March 19th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Y'know, having some body fat is healthy...

You know you have too little when not eating for 25 hours makes you fall over. :)
abmann From: abmann Date: March 19th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have more than enough body fat. Twice as much as I want, in fact exactly.
From: thegelf Date: March 19th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just as long as you're not going for -20 billion % body fat. :)

The 25 hour question is a moot point for you anyway, since you don't buy into any religion that requires fasting as far as I know.
abmann From: abmann Date: March 19th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope, I'm going for a healthy, ab-show-off-y 10ish percent. I'm currently at about 21 percent.

And let me tell you, it's kinda gross knowing that I have 30-some pounds of fat in my body. bleh.

Edited at 2008-03-19 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: thegelf Date: March 19th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
...that is a disgusting thought. How do you know your body fat? Is it an equation or a machine at the gym?
abmann From: abmann Date: March 19th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Skin fold testing, multiple rounds averaged out. So, it's an estimate really but error is reduced significantly through multiple tests. Then those measures are fed into a spreadsheet to calculate body composition. I have 150ish pounds of lean mass and 30ish of fat. 20ish percent fat. Yuck.

The trainers at Princeton Club give free body comp measures to members.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: March 19th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I should do that again. I'm interested in how it's changed.
From: thegelf Date: March 19th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Drat, now you have me curious about my body composition.
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