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Everything Else / Re: Gripe Thread
« on: April 25, 2015, 05:32:38 pm »
my life is so comfy
the things you guys gripe about
i just don't get most of it honestly

you know when your eyes are warm and you're just too lazy to do anything. aw man! it's the WORST. i can't handle all this stress!

breathing

i have no idea how to breathe right
breathe

whenever i'm manually breathing, which happens... not infrequently, but i'll stop altogether sometimes for a while until my head hurts and i realize i wasn't breathing... just a tragedy. when will robot lungs become a thing?




holding arms above your heart (don't even attempt this one)
  • circulation minimum
  • ow
  • uncomfortable
  • capillary refill time maximum
  • need to re-roll a better character, because this one sucks


i'm glad gravity is a thing, but i might prefer floating around in space
i might live long enough for that
not that it matters, i haven't been praying to science... i don't have enough gold stars saved up


(NOSE) BREATHING
when you have a deviated septum... i wish i had that nose surgery afterward.
noses



C A L L U S E S on top of your feet
you aren't even an astronaut, but that's what happens when you sit around all day


drinking water
oh, i forgot to drink water~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
oh, i'm so dehydrated~
thanks, society!


i'm under duress! i'm actually a skeleton!
POLITICS
just say no!


the last time you ate, you over-ate... :( now you need tums for your tummy! can't wait for desert!
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PC Games / Re: Star Citizen:Squadron 42
« on: April 25, 2015, 05:16:49 pm »
so what's the news on this game?

didn't want to miss the drone apocalypse of 2016, but did i wake up too early from my cryo-sleep?


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Music / Re: "What are you listening to" thread
« on: April 25, 2015, 12:35:15 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px6N0MoOsnk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px6N0MoOsnk</a>

i like this song

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PC Games / Re: What are you playing?
« on: April 25, 2015, 11:27:57 am »
Pathologic

i've played probably eight hours of this game, but i haven't made any progress! i can't even tell you what the game is about, because i get beat up by the villagers before i get far into the story. i'm trying to play without saving, so this might be my problem. it's somewhat of a mystery. there is a plague, or some secret, or some thing you must accomplish, but you have no idea what it is, so you must play the story and do some things. 10/10 description-it's a real survival game, so you'll be dying quite often. i'll try again tonight with saving...

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Everything Else / Re: Soylent
« on: April 25, 2015, 11:13:36 am »
i didn't die, but the soylent god is angry with me.


apparently i have gastric dumping syndrome, so when i drink soylent it just bypasses my stomach. i stopped soylent, because i felt it happening as i drank the stuff, like a cold snake wiggling into your abdomen. i become hypovolemic and hypoglycemic as a result of the insulin dump and had fire-rrhea within one or two hours.

i pretty much knew all this at the time, but i was just too afraid of dying to push on. i only have nine days of soylent left, so i'll give it a shot.

wikipedia is my god:
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Gastric dumping syndrome, or rapid gastric emptying is a condition where ingested foods bypass the stomach too rapidly and enter the small intestine largely undigested. It happens when the small intestine expands too quickly due to the presence of hyperosmolar (having increased osmolarity) contents from the stomach. This causes symptoms due to the fluid shift into the gut lumen with plasma volume contraction and acute intestinal distention.[1] "Early" dumping begins concurrently within 15 to 30 minutes from ingestion of a meal.[1] Symptoms of early dumping include nausea, vomiting, bloating, cramping, diarrhea, dizziness, and fatigue. "Late" dumping happens one to three hours after eating. Symptoms of late dumping include weakness, sweating, and dizziness. Many people have both types. The syndrome is most often associated with gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y) surgery.

Rapid loading of the small intestine with hypertonic stomach contents can lead to rapid entry of water into the intestinal lumen. Osmotic diarrhea, distension of the small bowel (leading to crampy abdominal pain), and hypovolemia can result.

In addition, people with this syndrome often suffer from low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, because the rapid "dumping" of food triggers the pancreas to release excessive amounts of insulin into the bloodstream. This type of hypoglycemia is referred to as "alimentary hypoglycemia."

tomorrow i'll try mixing solid oats into the soylent along with some salt. i have fiber gummies, so i'll chow down on a couple beforehand as well.

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Everything Else / Re: Soylent
« on: August 12, 2014, 01:22:38 pm »
Check in with your doctor just to be sure things are good before you continue this.

i might end up doing that eventually if it persists

i think the tremendous portions of soylent that i initially had might have contributed, maybe i had excess glucose in my urine as a result of the big meals or something?  and the bacteria just had a ball with that?  i have no other problems, pains, and it was only on 2 occasions, so i'm not actually worried.

edit:  okay, of course i'm worried, but not enough to visit the doctor just yet.

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Everything Else / Re: Soylent
« on: August 12, 2014, 11:41:39 am »
Wow this is way more interesting than I thought it'd be.

i have had a few worries here and there, and i always think i'm finally adjusted, when suddenly something new appears.

a few days back, and then yesterday, i've noticed correctly colored, but cloudy, urine.  to make it worse, yesterday it stung somewhat.  i have no disease which would normally cause this, so i'm hoping it was just some fluke soylent side-effect.

i stopped with the oatmeal, instead opting for some fruit thoughout the day.  the oatmeal was only worsening the soylent gas.  i plan on stopping the fruit and going 100% soylent after a while.  no bowel problems at all anymore.

i also started to make soylent with added table salt and less water.  i have been forced to spread the soylent out throughout the day, and i drink 3 meals now.  this was after i self-diagnosed rapid gastric emptying ... it was very weird, very uncomfortable, and very painful.  it was resolved with smaller meals.

i seem to be finally adjusted now.  i started exercising near the intensity of when i was in bootcamp, so i hope to not gain much weight and instead become fitter.  i feel pretty great... i'm really hoping others try soylent.  i might re-order before the end of the month if things continue as smooth as they are now.

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Everything Else / Re: Soylent
« on: August 09, 2014, 12:58:15 pm »
You need a new scale, Pik.
i need lots of new things


here's an update

weight 155 lbs / 70 kg

no more bowel problems after including a small bowl of oatmeal + orange in my diet, will from here on attempt just oatmeal, because oranges taste pretty good and i'm starting to enjoy this bland-tasting everything experience... the cardboard/cookiedough shake, mmm yummy

i discovered the best way to create my daily batch of soylent:

hot water into pitcher, then soylent powder and oil, shake for a minute, then add ice.  the clumps are almost nonexistant now.  i also pour with the pitcher barely open, to further strain clumps.  very smooth and at the same time thick.

i've had a sort of dull headache for the past 2 days.  it's not a headache, but it always feels weird starting at midday.  i'm hoping it's the decreased sodium in the soylent diet, so i'll be swallowing some salty water starting today.  going to start with half a teaspoon of tablesalt / 3g tablesalt (1000ish mg of sodium) for the next 2 days.

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Site News / Re: News Update
« on: August 08, 2014, 03:31:44 pm »
going with a big big maybenot

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Everything Else / Re: Soylent
« on: August 08, 2014, 03:01:37 pm »
06 - 156 lbs / 71 kg
07 - 156 lbs / 71 kg
08 - 156 lbs / 71 kg

call scooby and the gang, i've got a mystery

i weigh 144 lbs right now, i know the previous 156 was after drinking the morning soylent meal, but what the heck happened? i admit i haven't ever weighed myself throughout the day, but even then, 12 lbs seems a little extreme to be a normal fluctuation.

right now, i'm going to drink the rest of my soylent, some water, and then reweigh myself.  will report back with the change.

update:
HAHA WHAT

i now weigh 157 lbs, good lord, 13lbs of soylent and water account for the loss

update:
nevermind. the scale had to have been off, but i left it recalibrate and repeatedly got 144 lbs, so i'm not sure what happened.  it seems the soylent only weighs like 3lbs

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Everything Else / Re: Soylent
« on: August 08, 2014, 08:16:52 am »
Buy some peppermint tea, it's tasty and good for bowels.
(thanks for all the tips, guys, I'll work on this)

I hope your pain and torment lets up, dude.
well, i'm not absolutely sure it was the oatmeal + orange i added yesterday, but it wasn't burning this morning, and felt like a 4 on the bristol scale

i'm going pure soylent today to verify the improvement isn't just a phase.  i'm almost positive it isn't, but pure soylent is a perfect dream, so i'm willing to give it another shot

Are you weighing yourself daily?
yes, and while there hasn't yet been a single pound difference, i'm anticipating some weight gain in the long run

06 - 156 lbs / 71 kg
07 - 156 lbs / 71 kg
08 - 156 lbs / 71 kg

the fullness after drinking soylent is unpleasant. i suppose i'm overly conscious of the water, i feel like a waterbed, i've never drank this much before.  i might eventually try the 3-meal daily plan

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Everything Else / Re: Soylent
« on: August 07, 2014, 03:28:49 pm »
It burns?
very much so, i'm thinking soluble fiber will help, which is why i ate some oatmeal and fruit today.  i'll discover tomorrow if that helps any.

Does it give you the runs or constepate?

diarrhea, yes

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Everything Else / Re: Soylent
« on: August 07, 2014, 02:41:56 pm »
Slinky do yeah eat a lot of protein?

Pikmini let us know how the spacing it out works for your bloating and gas issue

there is a war inside of my intestines right now.  gas and bloating seems unavoidable for the entry phase.  bowel movements, on the other hand... i can describe my experience with these .gifs:






i ate an orange and forced plain oatmeal down, i'm hoping soluble fiber help... i'm praying, actually.

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Everything Else / Re: Soylent
« on: August 07, 2014, 08:17:46 am »
soooo, yesterday, i drank the entire day's soylent at 1530 and was asleep near 2400... but starting at 2100, and for the next 3 hours, i had just about the most awful gas imaginable.  but no indigestion, pain, hunger, or anything else i've read from other experiences

here are some pictures of today's soylent


1 day of soylent powder, the canola/fish oil


the soylent powder.  when adding the oil, the soylent takes on a doughy look.  i'm sure someone has baked soylent cookies because of this...


the pitcher/mixer, with half a day's soylent remaining. (around 2 small glasses)  splitting it 50/50 works pretty nice.  perhaps you can make out the chalkiness


the nutritional facts

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