We gotta make a change...
It's time for us as a people to start makin' some changes.
Let's change the way we eat, let's change the way we live
and let's change the way we treat each other.
You see the old way wasn't working so it's on us to do
what we gotta do, to survive. Tupac Shakur
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SICK_Paladin 95 Necromancer (12th necro)
SICK_ferret 95 Assassin (10th sin) ~~us West Ladder~~
Been a long while since I posted here, hello again everyone!
For the last month I've been trying to find a desk for a old rustic theme I want in my office to no avail, I was out for about half the day yesterday whenI happened by chance upon this old chest in the back of antique store. Not the desk I want but this was so fricking cool looking,the first thing I thought was this looks like it's from Sanctuary.I found out from the sales lady it had only recently been moved to the store floor by accident! By the store owners instruction it was supposed to be moved to behind the counter where the public could not touch it, before that it had spent last 9 years in the back store room completely out of sight.
As I looked at with her she explained the old style lock hadn't been removed since it came to them nine years ago and she wasn't exactly sure how to get the lock off. Naturally I was compelled to help her, after a few minutes I had it off, once inside we found a certificate of authenticity from a 1976 appraisal verifying it was made sometime around 1850 roughly 164 years ago! Even if the base and lock are not that old as the appraisal could not confirm, I can at least confirm they are no less than 38 years old when the appraisal was done! Fittingly I placedDiablo's skull on top.
I had braces for many years as well and my teeth never got that bad. Could just be a funny light angel or something, try not to reap to far into it. (just kind of a shame considering your ortho work prolly costed 5K or more, but when you smile you perfectly straight teeth are the color of piss.)
I'm finally ready to show a before and after photo. In my 20's I was in athletic shape but after moving to Vegas I became almost immediately sedentary. By 2011 I was just 250 lbs of fat! I started having problems breathing and was up to a 42" waste-line pressing up against the next size up. A friend of mine had a heart attack and it got me thinking; I'm adopted and I don't know anything about my biological family's medical history. About two years ago I started going back to the gym but got serious about it a year and half ago with the inspiration of a friend who taught me to quit thinking like an old person. The first thing I noticed was my metabolism was pretty much gone even though I was working out 4 to 5 days a week thanks to being over 45. I had to change my diet along with exercise; the last year has been no easy picnic but ultimately worth it.
The photo on the left I haven't shown ANYONE until now because I was mortified by the image. After seeing a few more like that over the year, enough was enough, this morning I hit the scale at 202 lbs! While the overall drop in weight is around 50 lbs, I’ve lost somewhere between 65 to 70 lbs of fat while adding 15 to 20 of muscle. Beyond obvious health reasons, once you pass 45 you start to realize there is likely fewer years ahead than behind, so it really becomes (at least in my mind) a matter of life or death. I see too many people in their 60’s already hunched over looking like they one step away from a walker, I just can’t do that. I’d rather go out like Jack LaLanne did at 96 with all his faculties.