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2023.06.03 09:57 Fantastic_Ad_2638 Procrastinating and working under pressure at the last minute

I just want to make a post about appreciation for one aspect of adhd.
I’m in college right now with, and in one of my courses I’ve been putting off multiple assignments regarding my final project. Suddenly, my brain entered crisis mode when I realized how much that would screw up my grade, and in the past 3 hours I’ve started and finished my final project.
While the adhd probably got me into this situation to begin with, I think it’s nice to recognize how amazingly productive we can all be with the right motivation.
So this is just a friendly reminder to look at the positive qualities of adhd. Even though it brings us immense struggles, it’s also given us some great qualities.
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2023.06.03 09:56 IronReep3r [Program Review] Super Squat

Since I have been asked several times about the program Super Squat, as well as pushing it pretty hard to trainees struggling to gain weight and size; So here is a write-up of my run of Super Squats earlier this year. Enjoy my torture.
I just finished up 6 weeks of Super Squat, as a part of Gainit's Program Party, as well as my mass-block of training. Previously I have done 9 weeks of 531 Beefcake and 9 weeks of Building the Monolith.This post is a summary of my results and lessons learned from my run of Super Squat (SS). I am (still) a 32-year-old male, with a full-time job in the Navy and a family including two kids. Having a family means I cant afford to train for hours on end, so I afford no more than around 1 hour in the gym at a time.
The program
Super squat is a mass-building program written by Randal J. Strossen in his book Super Squat. The basic of the program is you make a weight you'd normally squat for 10 reps, and do 20 reps with it, by taking at least three deep breaths between each reps. This causes you to be under the bar for >2 minutes and signals your body to grow. He also suggest several other high rep compound movements to be used in conjunction with the breathing squats, but these movements are secondary to the breathing-squats.
I LP all exercises, increasing with 2.5 kg each session. I increased the weight if i at least managed 2/3 sets at the prescribed weight.
To try to keep time in the gym to under 1 hour, I employed the same tactics as during my 531 cycles, which is superset everything. My general layout became (warm-up sets not included):
  1. 3x10 Behind the Neck Press (seated) – 2x15 Barbell rows – 25 Crunches 3x12
  2. Bench Press – 2x10 Barbell curl 1x20
  3. Breathing Squats – 1x20 Pullover 1x15
  4. Straight Leg Deadlift – 1x20 Pullover – 3x20 Barbell Calf Raise
By week 3-4, it became harder and harder to get everything done, so if needed I cut out the DL and Calf Raises for most sessions, which is similar to the “hardgainer” template in SS. My reasoning was that my posterior chain got plenty of stimulus from the Low-Bar Breathing Squats.
Conditioning and Recovery
The author recommends that the trainee does nothing in between the sessions, except for eating. My experience from BtM told me that easy conditioning in between heavy sessions are key for recovery. I stuck to easy conditioning like airdyne, walking and cycling (not the fun anabolic type). I did some stretching and foam-rolling, but to be honest: 20 minutes on the airdyne is ten times better then 20 minutes rolling on a foam-roller. Other than that, see “diet”.
I continued following the diet from my run of Building the Monolith during Super Squat, only adding more milk, fruit and nuts every time I had issues recovering and/or gaining weight.
Meal 1: 6 eggs on toast, with ham.
Meal 2: Overnight oats with protein powder, Greek yogurt, berries, nuts, chia-seeds and honey.
Meal 3: 300 grams of meat (chicken, beef, etc.), rice/pasta and vegetables.
Snack: Protein-shake
Meal 4: Family dinner (approx 300 grams of meat, potatoes and vegetables)
Snack: Fruit and milk
Meal 5: 6 eggs on toast, with ham, cottage cheese and milk
How it went and Lessons learned
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
My goal was getting 140 kg for 20 reps, but missed this goal by 5 kg. But regardless, these are my starting weights and what my best set were:

Start End
WeightSquatBehind the Neck PressRowBench PressCurlsRDLStanding Calf Raise 99.5 kg20x100 kg10x30 kg15x60 kg12x60 kg10x30 kg15x50 kg20x40 kg 105.1 kg20x135 kg, 13x140 kg10x47.5 kg12x80 kg12x80 kg10x47.5 kg15x120 kg20x65 kg
Last successful session, 20x135kg (20x300 freedom-units)
I have gained a significantly amount of muscle, especially in the legs and back. I now have few pants that actually fit me, and I am "wider" over the back, my arms grew as well. Of the three bulking programs I have ran these last months, SS has been the most effective, especially at butting size on the legs. I will run this again, aiming for that elusive 20x140 kg, but next time I will stay true to the books diet recommendations.
I would wholeheartedly recommend this program to all trainees looking to challenge themselves , both mental and physical, and especially to trainees struggling to gain weight and size. If you follow the book AS WRITTEN, you will gain weight, size and muscle.
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2023.06.03 09:56 proudlydumb Seeking Guidance: Balancing a Busy Life and Dating as a Single Woman

Hey ladies,
I'm reaching out for some guidance and support regarding a common struggle many of us face (at least my friends): finding the time and energy to date while managing our demanding lives. As a 29-year-old single woman, I find myself caught up in a whirlwind of work, travel, and various responsibilities. I would really appreciate your insights on the following points:
  1. Time Constraints: How do you manage to make time for dating when your workday stretches from 9 to 6, and you spend an hour commuting? get up at 7 get ready for work come back home at 7 and then there are house chores too...By the time everything is done, I often find myself lacking the capacity to socialize. I'm curious to know if any of you have discovered effective ways to create space for dating amidst such busy schedules.
  2. Limited Weekend Availability: I've noticed that my friends are also caught up in their own lives, and we mostly have the chance to catch up on weekends - that is, if I manage to find time between my chores and family responsibilities. Do any of you struggle with this too? How do you balance personal commitments with socializing and dating?
  3. Indian dating scene: I've ventured into dating apps, but it feels like a separate issue altogether. I've encountered the expectation from guys to be available for chats day and night, especially after 12 pm. However, by that time, all I want is to get some rest and recharge after a long day's work. Have any of you faced similar challenges? How do you handle this discrepancy in availability and maintain a healthy balance? I feel that as guys here have no house chores they have a lot of extra free time.
  4. Balancing Busy Lives and Relationships: Unfortunately, I've experienced the loss of two relationships in the past year due to my busy schedule. With limited time to meet in person and only an hour or so for daily chats, it just wasn't enough to build a solid foundation and nurture those connections. Have any of you encountered this issue? How did you manage to strike a better balance and maintain healthy relationships?
I'm genuinely seeking your guidance and advice. Your experiences and tips would be invaluable to me and others who may find themselves in similar situations. Let's support each other on this journey to find love while managing our busy lives.
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2023.06.03 09:56 rkondratenko Crime and punishment on Etheria. "Are we OK with that?" Mermista, Heart pt. 2 (3/?)

This is my third post about forgiveness and redemption in She-ra, (first, second)
This one is mostly about Catra.
As she is in a focus of the show her "redemption arc" gets a lot more scrutiny. As both an abuser and an abuse victim, as well as someone responsible for a lot of suffering many people feel like she gets a "free pass" for what she did. As was stated by the creators, Catra's story was meant, among other things, to help those with abusive tendencies to find a way out of it, to show that they can be really loved and accepted when they fight their abusive side. And at least from my perspective the show was quite decent at that. I had what I currently recognize as abusive behaviour myself in the past and I was able to leave that behind and form much healthier relationships. And my inner strife against it was not unlike what we see in Catra. So Catra's story resonated so much with me.
Her abuse was a product of her insecurities, of her fears of abandonment, of disrespect. But only by her own choice to act on it by forcing others to her will, by verbally or physically assaulting them until they submit did she become a monster we saw in seasons 1-4. And she could overcome this only by directing the same fears and insecurities into selflessly caring for people she wanted love and respect from. This is a key change in "Corridors" when she decides that she wants to help Adora even if Adora doesn't want her. To see her past actions as counterproductive to her actual needs. It's obvious that hurting people you love won't make them want to be with you, but it's not something that one can easily accept when they don't know better. But once that understanding is there, once Catra sees her past behaviour as harmful, she is on a road to really love and be loved.
All through the season 5 she had the same fears and insecurities that made her into a terrible person, but she acts on them very differently. When she saves Glimmer it's not the clones or Prime's anger that's on her mind. It's the feeling that it's her last conversation with Adora and the only thing she can do is apologize and try to save her. She never expects to see her again and it's much more important to her than her own probable imminent death. In a "Failsafe" she protects Adora, to save her from herself again. And later when she is overwhelmed by her fears when she's sure that "Adora doesn't want me" she does not try to make Adora want her, to "prove" that she deserves her love. She leaves. And it's bad, but is infinitely better that what pre-Destiny Catra done with the same emotions.
This is the most important part of her story to me and I feel that the creators managed to really show a realistic way out of an abusive behaviour here.
Adora on her part doesn't really forgive Catra all that easily and unconditionally as well. When Catra lashes out at Adora after she wakes on Darla, Adora is ready to let Catra go, to distance herself from Catra, as much as she doesn't want to. And that helps Catra once again to channel her emotions away from abuse and towards love and care. She already knows how to do it, but needs to work on it. It's not smooth and not easy. And this is an important moment. For all her love and shared history with Catra, Adora doesn't want to be in an abusive relationship with her.
It's also important to see how other characters accept Catra after the cat is saved. Adora stopped trying to get Catra back after "Portal" but she never lost hope for her and we hear it in "Corridors" in her voice when she hears Catra. She is the one who drags Catra back from (almost) death. Catra initially doesn't see herself as deserving Adora's or Entrapta's forgiveness and wants and almost agrees to leave. But stays. And after that Glimmer and Bow start to accept her in their lives. And while she did a lot of bad things in the past, they did not know her as a person back then. And now, after she saved Glimmer and was broken and brought back from death she doesn't feel to them anything like an old Catra, so they cautiously at first begin to form friendship with her. But I believe that if not for Adora nor they would really want to stick with Catra nor she with them. They took her in more on that they trusted Adora and she stayed for Adora.
Later on Etheria it was very clear that Catra didn't really join the Rebellion. She was there because of Adora and it was the only thing that mattered. And other princesses treat her as an ally, not as a friend in general. So Catra in a personal sense by the end of Heart is only forgiven by Adora, Bow, Glimmer, and Scorpia.
Adora has enough of history with Catra to understand that she is more than what she did in the Horde and cherishes Catra's improved mental state. Scorpia always had a soft spot for Catra to the point of being an enabler to her abuse, so just an attempt at apology, combined with the elation from the victory and liberation from Prime's control is enough for her to forgive Catra.
Entrapta while she did forgave Catra, didn't really form any relationship with her. In the Horde she stuck with Catra due to Catra's manipulation and circumstances but she drifted away from Catra when she started working with Hordak. And while for a someone else stunning and sending to Beast Island would be more traumatic experience, for Entrapta it was not that big of a deal, apparently. And as someone who doesn't form relationships easily, she just lets Catra go and drifts away.
Glimmer had the most personal hatred for Catra before Destiny, from her kidnapping at Princess Prom all the way to Portal that killed Angela. And in the "Destiny" she came for Catra, but saw her devastated and powerless. And as Glimmer is good enough person she lost interest in Catra at that point as Catra stopped being a threat. Then in the Prime's captivity she had some personal time with her, again understanding Catra more as a person and starting to form a relationship. Another thing that goes through Glimmer's mind at the time is certainly how she, Glimmer with the Heart of Etheria did about as bad as Catra with the portal (and as a side note with the similar motivation of proving Adora wrong). Glimmer brought forth about as much destruction as Catra despite being warned of the danger. She can relate to some of the terrible things Catra did, so when Catra saves her and Glimmer helps to save Catra, they do have enough in common to accept each other.
Bow had enough time to see the reformed Catra and see that she is indeed a very different person and accepts her as a part of the team. Again, he sees Catra for who she really is now, as a victim of her own past and someone who needs healthy friendship to tug her away from her own abusive side.
And other Princesses accept her as an ally, as a part of BFS, but she's not their friend in any meaningful way, by the end of the show.
So, to summarize, Catra doesn't get a "free pass" for what she's done. She destroys her own life, then sacrifices herself to help others, and then works hard to become a better person and leave her abusive past behind. We all would like there to be more episodes, fleshing this all this out but we are given enough to understand her and her relationships. And once we drop the notion of revenge and punishment, the way other characters deal with her is mostly healthy and believable.
I think I have one more post in me on this theme that I need to let out.
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2023.06.03 09:56 SoundForMore Apple Logic Pro for iPad - Tutorial 9: Working with Plug-ins (Midi Fx, Audio Fx, Internal and AUv3 Instruments)

Apple Logic Pro for iPad - Tutorial 9: Working with Plug-ins (Midi Fx, Audio Fx, Internal and AUv3 Instruments)
Apple - Logic Pro
Logic Pro for iPad is a professional music creation app that puts the power of Logic at your fingertips. Logic Pro features a complete collection of sophisticated creative tools for professional songwriting, beat making, editing and mixing - all with an interface that's been designed from the ground up for iPad. Use Multi-Touch in Logic Pro to play powerful software instruments with the tap of a finger and interact naturally with intuitive controls. Creative production tools - including the new Sample Alchemy and Beat Breaker plug-ins - make it easy to quickly make beats and explore new sonic territories, and a full-featured mixer gives you everything you need to create a professional-sounding mix entirely on iPad.
Creative interface optimised for iPad
• Play powerful software instruments and interact expressively using Multi-Touch • Quickly shape and tweak your sound using Plug-in Tiles • Fine-tune MIDI and audio using intuitive Multi-Touch editors • Discover powerful features and strengthen your skills with integrated guided Lessons • Roundtrip capabilities let you open projects in Logic Pro for Mac or Logic Pro for iPad* • Connect any Bluetooth keyboard to access powerful key commands • Create precision edits and detailed track automation with Apple Pencil
All-new Browser
• Quickly access all Logic Pro sounds from a single location • Easily discover inspiring sounds with a predictive filtering system • Use the Sound Library to access an expanding collection of free sound packs
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• Create music with a massive collection of powerful software instruments • Shape your sound using high-quality effects • Build your own guitar or bass rig with Amp Designer • Expand your instrument and effects library with third-party Audio Units**
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• Radically reshape and reshuffle audio with Beat Breaker, a new sophisticated time and pitch morphing instrument • Use Sample Alchemy to transform audio into entirely new malleable sounds • Chop or loop any sample into a playable instrument using Quick Sampler • Build and play custom drum kits using samples and plug-ins with Drum Machine Designer • Create drum beats, bass lines and melodic parts using Step Sequencer • Use Live Loops to capture inspiration and quickly build arrangements by mixing and matching loops, samples and your recordings • Create authentic acoustic, electronic or hip-hop drum tracks using Drummer, a virtual session player and beat producer • Record external instruments or microphones by connecting an audio interface or MIDI device***
Full Featured Pro Mixer
• Shape a mix using channel strips with volume faders, pan controls, plug-ins, sends and precision automation • Mix naturally with Multi-Touch by moving multiple faders at once • Use the meter bridge to navigate an overview of all track levels • Create Track Stacks to organise and simplify mixing large projects
Massive Library of Sounds
• Over 6,300 samples of drums, vocals and sound effects • Over 4,800 instrument and effects patches • More than 9,000 loops in a wide range of styles * requires Logic Pro 10.7.8 or higher and macOS Monterey 12.3 or higher ** Requires compatible third-party Audio Unit Extensions apps from the App Store *** Logic Pro for iPad supports any class-compliant audio interface or MIDI device
This video contains the following product demonstration:
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2023.06.03 09:56 Significant_Face_125 [Feedback Request] Check out my VIP Edit of "Need Somebody" - Big Biggie [Stream & Support]

Hello, fellow music enthusiasts! I'm thrilled to share my VIP Edit of the track "Need Somebody" by Big Biggie. I've put a lot of effort into creating this special version, and I would greatly appreciate your valuable feedback and support. Without further ado, let's dive into the details!
Track Information:
About the VIP Edit:
The VIP Edit of "Need Somebody" takes the original track to new heights with added elements, refined its production, and enhanced musical nuances. I aimed to give the song a fresh twist while maintaining its essence and capturing the emotions that inspired its creation. I'm excited to present this version to you and eager to hear your thoughts on the changes I've made.
Feedback Request:
Constructive criticism is incredibly valuable to me as an artist, so I kindly ask for your honest feedback on the VIP Edit of "Need Somebody." Here are a few aspects I'd love to hear your thoughts on:
  1. Enhancements and Adjustments: How do you feel about the changes made in this VIP Edit? Are there specific elements that stood out to you positively or areas that you feel could be improved further?
  2. Impact and Energy: Does the VIP Edit bring a new level of energy and excitement compared to the original track? Does it make you connect with the song in a different way?
  3. Overall Coherence: Does the VIP Edit maintain a cohesive sound and flow throughout? Do the additional elements and modifications feel integrated smoothly, or do they disrupt the original vibe?
  4. Comparative Feedback: If you're familiar with the original version, how does the VIP Edit compare? Which aspects do you prefer in each version, and why?
  5. General Feedback: Any additional thoughts, comments, or suggestions you have about the track or my music, in general, are greatly appreciated. I'm always looking for ways to grow and improve as an artist.
Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to the VIP Edit of "Need Somebody" by Big Biggie. Your support and feedback mean the world to me. Please follow the Songwhip link provided to stream the track and share your thoughts. If you enjoy the song, I would be incredibly grateful if you could support me further by spreading the word, adding it to your playlists, and sharing it with your friends.
Here's the Songwhip link again: Stream "Need Somebody (VIP Edit)" on Songwhip!
Once again, thank you for your support and for being part of my musical journey. I'm excited to read your feedback and grow together as we explore the world of music. Feel free to reach out with any questions or comments you may have. Let's make this a memorable experience!
Note: If you encounter any issues with the Songwhip link, please let me know so I can provide an alternative way to stream the track.
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2023.06.03 09:55 Logical-District2790 My process

I have 5 incisions. I’m currently on a liquid diet. It hurts to cough ( I am still alittle sick) the glue is already coming off around the incisions. I hardly drink or eat anything. I’m struggling to hit my goals but I’m hopeful that I can do it. I’m only on day 2 of being home. I do get gas. But burping helps relieve the pains. I don’t take the pain meds as prescribed. Only when I really feel like I’m in pain. I am a weed smoker and I have posted about it in the past and wanted to say I did smoke 2 nights before the surgery. But not the night of. And everything went smooth for me. This doesn’t mean it will be the same for everyone else. Also want to add I am not really a heavy smoker. I just smoke when I want to. I’m sorry if this was long. But I noticed alot of people asking how others procedures went and I wanted to share mine. I hope this will help someone. So far I do not regret my decision. I am a total of 14lbs down since I started my liquid diet. I know it’s just the beginning and I have so much ahead of me to conquer. The worst has past and I honestly believe it was the surgery. Please ask any questions. I’m open to answering anything.
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2023.06.03 09:55 Connect-Reality2074 How to make fast, hard techno.

I am trying to make something like this: (22:00 - 27:00).
Unfortunately somehow I am not able to get the track that fast, something I would like to do.
BMP is set to 150, but I do not want to increase that. I do not get that constantly percussion loop. Could someone explain to me how to do that? I think that is the main reason the track feels slower.
I have set the Kick on a whole 4 bar an for the bass on the offbeat (3rd) some toms, to get that pumping effect.
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2023.06.03 09:55 topafricasafaris Best Tanzania Safari Tour Package will Make the Safari Tour More Enticing for You!

Best Tanzania Safari Tour Package will Make the Safari Tour More Enticing for You!
Tanzania is the east African country that is greatly rewarded by the Mother Nature. The gifts offered to this part of the world by the Mother Nature are really the attractive things to watch for. Until and unless you visit this part of the world, you will not be able to explore these amazing things for real. So it's worth visiting Tanzania. Even the seasoned travelers use to praise this African country for the gifts it has for the visitors. Exploring the culture, tradition, wildlife and natural beauty of this country during the Tanzania tour is always going to make you feel great as a traveler. And to explore these elements or aspects of Tanzania, you must take the best Tanzania safari tour package. By taking this tour package, you are going to ensure that you have a much eased and amazing safari holiday in Tanzania. This country is known for its authentic African culture, Mt Kilimanjaro and the best of African wildlife. The Big Fives are here and this surely generates a great interest among the travelers coming to Tanzania to visit the national parks and game reserves of this country.

Best Tanzania Safari Tour Package
Best Tanzania safari tour package is a very exciting tour package. While preparing such tour package, the leading safari tour planner uses to consider a wide range of things. They give ample importance to the travelers’ traveling style, their budget, their needs and their preferences. While analyzing and considering all these things, the safari tour package is prepared. Due to this reason, the travelers use to have no shortage of those things during the safari tour which they expect and need desperately. These days, travelers seek for a great deal of comfort and luxury. They expect these things even when they are on the safari tours. The leading safari tour planner knows and understands this need from the travelers.
Due to this reason, they have crafted the best Tanzania safari tour package which allows the tourists to receive maximum comfort and luxury even on the go. To ensure maximum safety for them, they also deploy the best safari cabs along with the services of the best safari tour guide. When you are in Tanzania, how you can miss to visit the Mt Kilimanjaro. This majestic mountain is the highest mountain of Africa and that’s the reason why it is called as the Roof of Africa. So it’s worth visiting this mountain.
This is actually a volcanic mountain and it has three cones. These cones are Shira, Mawenji and Kibo. The first two cones in this list are extinct volcanoes. But the third one Kibo is still dormant and it is expected that it can erupt in the future. This cone has last erupted 360, 000 years back. So visiting these cones or reaching for the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro is surely a great thing for the travelers coming to Tanzania and expecting for maximum adventure. Well then you have come to the right place! Mt Kilimanjaro trekking trips are now organized in a very streamlined manner so that tourists will not face any kind of flaws and problems during the trip.
In order to make the Mt Kilimanjaro trekking trips smooth and hassle free, they are going to deploy the best trekkers who are also the tour guides. They have vast experience in this field and they know the best routes which will help you reaching for the summit quickly, safely and easily. By taking help of these tour guides, your trekking trip on the Mt Kilimanjaro will become less hassling and more amazing. Reaching for its summit and admiring the nature from that point is always an exciting thing for the tourists!
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2023.06.03 09:55 animelove1002 I hate that other people have a similar life to me, but i'll be damned if my baby brother brother does too.

I'll make sure when my baby brother grows up he'll never have to search "how to shave" "how to tie a tie" or "how to change a tire" like I did. We may have different dads, but both aren't in our life's for one reason or the other. If you are in a similar situation to me and don't know how to do some of this things there's a badass YouTube channel called "dad, how do i".
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2023.06.03 09:55 aranh-a Dreamt I got to say bye properly to someone and it made me so happy

There’s this teacher I have (I’m in uni) who’s so sweet and caring, and also an amazing teacher. We had our last ever teaching with him the other day, and I got really sad that I’ll never see him again but then last night I dreamt about just chatting with him and then hugging goodbye, which I couldn’t really do in real life.
And I actually feel closure and happiness right now rather than dwelling on the fact that I’ll never see him again, how weird that just our imagination can impact our mental state so much?
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2023.06.03 09:55 TBH_Kooky I Just Ate 25 Cloves. How Much Time Do I have Left?

I'm 13, a male, and insanely stupid :D. For some reason, I got obsessed with cloves, then started eating 5 a day, then 10, and a few moments ago, 25. Does anyone know what effects this might have?
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2023.06.03 09:54 Logical-District2790 My process

Hey so I just had my surgery on the 30 and I thought I’d give a detailed description of how the process went for me. Please bare with me. I did the best I could describing and telling my story.
The beginning:
I went to my doctor and asked for her to refer me to the bariatric doctor because I was ready to discuss surgery. Last year before I had my 2nd son I had started a weight loss pill that helped me lose 30 pounds. Which put the breaks on getting surgery. (It was a discussion with my doctor but I wanted to try the pills before doing surgery) A requirement was being over 210 and with taking the pills it brought me to 200 so I didn’t see the point of surgery. But then I got pregnant, had gestational diabetes and gained a bunch of weight. He’s one now and I still haven’t been able to let the weight go which motivated me to go the surgery route. My genetics also play a huge part in why I decided to get the surgery. Me and my mom both have the same body type and she struggles with her weight. And I decided I didn’t want to be on that path.
The program:
So I started my program. Which consisted of monthly appointments with a dietician practicing diets and figuring out any bad habits to try to get rid of them. I’ll be honest I didn’t follow much. I just showed up to my appointments and took all the information in. As long as I didn’t gain weight I was okay. I started the program at 250lbs. At the end of the 6 months I lost 5lbs. I failed the psych evaluation and had to redo it. But it only delayed the process by a couple of weeks. No biggie.
Once I got the okay to have surgery, they scheduled my day. I believe I was called on the 1st week of may and was schedule may 30. I was super shocked it was so close. But was ready for it to be done. I had to do a liquid diet for a week. Also know as the liver shrink diet. Only liquids my dietician said salads for dinner was okay. Which I followed to a T until the 6th day. Before the liquid stage I got sick and had no appetite so I wasn’t eating anything at all. In that week I lost 5lbs, I gained like 2 back when I started eating again but then I went right to the liquid diet and I felt like I was losing it. I hadn’t really ain’t a solid meal in almost 2 weeks. So I had one solid meal of rice and meat (spanish food). I went back to the liquid diet for the next 2 days and lost 7lbs in total on the liquid diet. I was also told to stop any vitamins or pills so I did that as well.
The surgery:
So the day of my surgery I didn’t eat anything. My surgeon recommended I drink a G2 on the way to the hospital to help with the anesthesia. Which I did. I didn’t drink the whole thing cause my stomach was all twisted from not really eating anything. They also wanted me to shower the night before and the morning of using the hibiclens. I had my mom drop me off because they don’t allow you to drive home and I did not want to leave my car in the garage overnight. I got there at 7 am. I was admitted and waited to be called to the back. They put me in a admitting room where they had me change into a surgery gown. Had me document my belongings. And pee in a cup for a pregnancy test. They asked all the same questions all over again which I answered. A nurse wiped my belly again with what I believe was hibiclens again. They then put my iv and started fluid. The anesthesiologist came in asked me questions and then said they were giving me meds to go to sleep. They rolled me out to the surgery room which was almost 10am when I checked the time. 5 minutes later I was out. I woke up in the recovery room.
Waking up:
So I woke up and was out of it. I believe it was around 12-1pm. They let me stay asleep while they made sure my vitals were back to normal. I did hear the nurse a few times saying that my pressure was high but they were able to fix it because they moved me to my own room shortly after. Getting to my own room I slept sooo much. They would come to get me up to walk every 4 hours unless I got up to pee. Which I had to call a nurse to help me go cause I wasn’t allowed to get up on my own. Majority of the times I woke up I felt nauseous. Which lead to me throwing up blood.(this is normal) So for the first 18 hours out of surgery I slept, woke up to pee, threw up and walked around the floor for a lap to get my steps in. They would also give me pain and nausea meds. I was also getting continuous fluids. Which is why I was peeing every 2-3 hours. The pain always maintained level 6-7 it never got worse then that. And the pain meds and sleeping made it non existent. (I want to add I do have a high pain tolerance. I had 2 8+lb babies with no epidural if that helps gauge it.) The next morning I felt so restless I was ready to go. They discharged me around 12pm and my sister in law picked me up. They were able to bring me my meds to take home and I went home feeling way better then I did the first day.
Things I think I forgot:
I have 5 incisions. I’m currently on a liquid diet. It hurts to cough ( I am still alittle sick) the glue is already coming off around the incisions. I hardly drink or eat anything. I’m struggling to hit my goals but I’m hopeful that I can do it. I’m only on day 2 of being home. I do get gas. But burping helps relieve the pains. I don’t take the pain meds as prescribed. Only when I really feel like I’m in pain. I am a weed smoker and I have posted about it in the past and wanted to say I did smoke 2 nights before the surgery. But not the night of. And everything went smooth for me. This doesn’t mean it will be the same for everyone else. Also want to add I am not really a heavy smoker. I just smoke when I want to. I’m sorry if this was long. But I noticed alot of people asking how others procedures went and I wanted to share mine. I hope this will help someone. So far I do not regret my decision. I am a total of 14lbs down since I started my liquid diet. I know it’s just the beginning and I have so much ahead of me to conquer. The worst has past and I honestly believe it was the surgery. Please ask any questions. I’m open to answering anything.
HW: 250 SW: 237 CW: 231
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2023.06.03 09:54 Tikoati No, it's not strong, you're just being frustrated.

I read a lot of posts about people complaining over some cards, some decks or some playstyles. There is probably nothing to nerf, nothing wrong in the current state of the game.
What is wrong is you ; you just lost and are frustrated because you didn't feel good about this game you lost.
But what is wrong is that Gwent designers didn't told you that you would lose. They let you think that you can win. So, you trust them, you grab your most fun deck with you, and lose against some heavy engine or heavy control deck.
I tell you here why you lose and why you're frustrated, in hope that you'll understand why Gwent is not made for you as it is and you should either change your mind or leave.
When you enter a game, you are not equally strong with your opponent. It's not a traditional chess game. You and your opponent don't start equally, here are the things that will have an impact on your winning ability : - Intrinsic strength of your decks - Matchup - Matchup knowledge (skill) - RNG draw (luck) - Concentration (you can be tired) - and probably more
You need to learn to guess how much chance you have to win when you start a game. Do you play meta? Do you know the matchup? Are you in a good mood/mind to play?
Pro players have about 70% winrate and not 100%. They lose about 1/3 of their games ! They learned to accept that they will lose some games anyway. Even in tournaments, BO3 are designed to let players lose 1/3 of their games.
If you are willing to play Gwent, you need to accept all this. You need to accept that you'll lose because you took a bad deck against a good one. Or you took a polarized deck that will lose against heavy engines. Or you lose because you don't know how to play against some of the decks.
Now that was the part where you need to accept to lose. Second part is where you accept that Gwent is a strategic game and that fun is not allowed.
You are baited by the deckbuilding ability. You think that you can make anything, see opponents playing anything in return and have fun. You fool. You're just making bad decks, lowering your chances to win. Then you complain because you didn't learn to lose. Hopefully now that you read the first part of this post, you know now how likely you will lose with such "fun" decks.
NO. Gwent is a strategy game. It's chess. Your opponents will always play the same decks over and over. You will play the same decks over and over. Playing meta is playing a balanced game. You won't expect players playing some "pikeman" in a chess game. You know exactly what he will play, what is his range of plays. That's how a strategy game is fun.
You've been fooled by card games. I'm sorry, I've been fooled too. I am one of you, being frustrated by the promise to build everything, to meet some other crazy deckbuilders, because I'm not a meta slave. But now, I just launch the game every so often, trying some clunky combos or some 27 cards Renfri decks... But I know that I'll lose. I know my opponent will break me with meta decks. I play at lower rank because I can counter the lack of strength with some skill and game knowledge. But all this is not fair games.
Deckbuilding is a bait. Gwent is a strategy game.
Yet, there is something you can complain about! Yay!
Gwent didn't gave you all this information. You don't know how to play the game, you are lost. You thought you could have fun with deckbuilding in ladder. And THAT is wrong. Gwent team should have warned you. They should have put warnings about your winrate when you create a non-meta deck.
You're not being frustrated for nothing. They made you some promises they didn't fulfill. They didn't taught you that you'll lose the next game...
Now, when you lose and are frustrated, don't post on Reddit that X or Y is too strong. Make a post for Gwent designers to display a message before the game to remember you that you're either bad at game or playing a bad deck (or both).
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2023.06.03 09:54 jeremyj0916 Questions as a likely new inducted member to the club.

Am waiting for results from swab tests but lets assume I got hsv1 or hsv2 genitally. Oddly enough I was using a condom for V but did get a bj with no cover so could be HSV1 from oral or HSV2 from V in an unlucky bout as we know for guys condoms help some but not as much as one would hope.
My questions are as follows:
  1. How long should I wait before starting antivirals post outbreak? I feel like I should let my body produce antibodies long enough that if I come in contact with the virus later in other regions I won't get a repeat outbreak there too. Am I understanding that right or are the antibodies going to be localized to a region in my body regardless(would think not since blood tests show them @ 6 weeks for most people)? Ex: HSV1 down low if I wait long enough I won't get HSV1 up top? Or same goes for HSV2?
  2. Sex - So if I have HSV1 down there, getting oral from 60-70% of population that has oral herpes means they won't get anything up top. Now if I have HSV2 they may get HSV2 up there is my understanding but thats pretty rare as HSV2 does not typically take to oral regions for some odd reason same way HSV1 typically does not take to genital regions(but they can, potentially in my unlucky circumstances)?
  3. Daily antivirals - Valtrex(or generic) 500mg once a day for suppression or 1g once a day for suppression? Seems medical articles I read say 500mg is enough. Rather always take less of a med than more unless there are clinical studies showing decent benefits.
  4. I have heard typically if you have HSV2 its almost unheard of to get HSV1 down genitally later, why is that? Does HSV2 produce antibodies that also fight HSV1 moreso than just the fact HSV1 typically does not like spreading genitally(although that may be what actually happened to me)?
  5. Does HSV1 genitally also carry the 3-4x more likely to contract HIV risk that HSV2 typically brings with it? I see that higher risk stat for HSV2 posed often but no talk of HSV1, I am guessing the same increased risk is there and people refer to HSV2 for the increased risk just because its more genitally involved.
  6. If having other casual partners do any of yall take PReP for peace of mind to the above knowledge ^. Any recommendations on where to get both the Valtrex + PreP potentially at most affordable rates? I was planning to use goodrx coupon + publix which seemingly gets pretty good pricing in the US on 90/180 day supplies. Maybe there are some other websites or groups that can deal it out even cheaper though.
  7. My outbreak is the first of its kind I have ever seen down low which is why I think I only recently contracted it and pretty confident by the timelines who did it in a 2-12 day period before symptoms showed. But really does not hurt or anything, just the typical clear bumps in groups that match most google images. Maybe has a slight itch and tingling but not much if any. If its not really painful does that indicate I have likely had the virus awhile already? Or does it indicate more likely to be HSV1 vs HSV2? I have heard HSV1 is typically easier on you that HSV2? Is that true orally or genitally generally speaking?
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2023.06.03 09:54 Row_o_o_n Vocal advice on technique and time management !!

Hello :D I've recently taken singing seriously but currently the hold back is my busy schedule. I have college and tuition 5/7 and 4/7 days respectively plus additional homework and revision for assessments. There is almost no time to practice singing, and when there is, I tend to laze off because i'm way too tired to sing properly.... within me, I have already decided to prioritise my singing and dancing (I also dance) before my education, which doesnt imply that I will ignore my education of course but its just not what i want to pursue. But i attend a college which thinks otherwise... they pressure lots of students into educations. I try not let it get to me though sometimes it ruins my mood, although I am quite good at my education, its not my passion so to say. I need help on this, any help will be appreciated on a schedule... i have tried to make a timetable for my passion of singing but as tests arrive I have to shut down all of that to revise then take it up after the tests are over...which i do not like.
And my second issue is when artists give advice on 'Technique' what does technique exactly mean? Like the style and way the singer is singing ,yes but furthermore? I want a detailed explaination, examples of healthy and good singing techniques that I can implement and try into my own style. Straining and resonant ect..
Thank you so much for taking the time to read I appreciate it.💗
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2023.06.03 09:54 impr0veskin Having a difficult time understanding UWorld

I am getting wrecked on UWorld. I’m not really sure how to explain it but I’m having trouble understanding the way UWorld phrases its questions and answer choices. This doesn’t apply for all of their questions but a majority of the time, I have no idea what they’re asking or I’ll completely understand the disease they are describing and the main point of the pathophys behind it, but then the question and answer they are looking for will completely throw me for a loop.
I’ve noticed on my past few blocks, I’ll be missing a solid 7 questions based on: not fully understanding/misinterpreting what they were asking and/or being 1 step behind of the answer that they are looking for.
For example: I learned that the deficient enzyme in Pompe disease is the debranching enzyme in lysosomes (aka acid Maltase aka alpha-1,4-glucosidase), but when it was time for me to select the choice, neither of those choices were on there. It was acid alpha-glucosidase, a word I had never heard of until I encountered that question. Sure, I could’ve deduced it and combined the 2 but I didn’t know if that was accurate or not.
Just feeling frustrated with UWorld questions. Does anyone know a better way to understand the questions better? Is it just with more practice?
The more I do, the more I misinterpret and get wrong leading to frustration and anger with UWorld and myself. It makes it hard to continue finishing the block.
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2023.06.03 09:54 Throwawsyj82 [TOMT] Mobile card battle game

I'm trying to remember this mobile game I played a few years back. It was a card based battle game with very detailed characters. It's Japanese with English sub titles available. The only one character I remember was a black haired female and her style was based on the red spider lily. She had a catch phrase when you used her special move, but I dont know how to speak Japanese nor do I remember exactly what the subtitles for it was but it was pronounced , "An na to kay waa, ko ha-gay-ru."
I cant remember much after that.
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2023.06.03 09:53 ActionAltruistic8248 I have a [F] friend in college that only makes me eat her out but never fuck her ..

Edit : if you want to see how she looked like dm me. Don’t ask me to post it here please
I was a virgingeek .. I had no game and didn’t look hot at all.
Anyway incollege we had projects to do .. and I got teamed up with a girl .. she wasn’t like the hottest , she was still fine but she was very controlling and arrogant .
She just took control of everything and I was just following and agreeing with her . We would meet after school to work on the project . Either at mine or hers .
Anyway , one time when we were working in my room, she was using my laptop to look up some informations and I guess she saw my history feed . And yes I was a virginloser and I used to jerk off a lot . And that kinda sparked a talk about sex between us … she just saw and I had some normal porn but also some unusual ones of shemales or cucks or so …
She was very controlling and straight forward and asked me if I was a virgin and telling that the way I am and how shy and nerdy I was I would be a virgin for a while and like asked me if I ever kissed or did anything and I was saying no .
She was wearing shorts that day and she kinda just pulled them to the side left her knees and revealed her pussy and told me to see and feel a pussy .
I was shy and nervous and like her Pussy wasn’t shaven but ye I still got a hard on from … and went to touch it since she told me to . But she then stopped me and told me that I can kiss it only , and only touch with my mouth. I did kiss her pussy then she kinda told me to get my tongue out and lick in between and guided me to just lick her pussy for few minutes. I got so hard that I came in my pants… and she laughed at it and the night was done after it .
And it started being a thing . We always met straight after college and she was very controlling that like at some point she would reveal her pussy and tell me to eat it . She started laying down and opening her legs and let me eat while she was on her phone or so on. Idk why she made me do it so often . Cause she didn’t always want to cum from it . Like usually I just ate her for few minutes while she layed and did her thing and that’s it. And sometimes she would hold my head and push it and grind on it so she cums .
But a part of me was embarrassed and felt used because she was just making me eat her without anything in return . She never even saw my dick or told me to take my dick out . She would just see my boner .
And like she never like clean or prepared her pussy for me . She would make me eat it in the state that it was for the day . If it was a sports day her pussy would be so sweaty. Her pussy would be hairy usually but when she has a date or going to party after our studies , her pussy would be shaven and clean . Etc… like I felt like I was just a vibrator for her . She was fully in control and she just saw herself as superior to me.
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2023.06.03 09:53 Sillysam28 Is there anything we can improve/add our subreddit, (Please Participate)

Hey Guys Sam Here,

I’ve been thinking, is there anything that you think we need to improve on, or something that you think needs to be added to our subreddit. I thought asking you guys would be so much better than just mods adding what they want, since we are all in this community together. Since a community is much better when there is common shared interests and ideas.

I really want to know/hear what the community thinks about this (which means you), on what you think needs to be improved. This information on what the community wants will really help us understand our community more and will significantly make Funnymemes so much better.

There are some things that you should keep in mind before making your decision, such as:

Leave a comment on your thoughts on improvements that you think needs to be added.
(Note with comments: No Inappropriate comments, cursing, Hate Speech, Racism and etc, in doing so with the following in this posts comments will lead to a permanent ban)

On behalf of all the Funnymemes Mods, Peace.
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2023.06.03 09:53 SheriffYouWant2 Being harsh to my sibling

My brother recently married my SIL, we’ll call her Sally. She is opinionated and he is very supportive. She moved into his home shortly after the wedding, a home that I actually just purchased from him (after this incident) and decided to implement new rules. Specifically one for the mail man to walk around the yard to deliver the mail. I’m sure it went through one ear and out the other. When she observed him doing it again, she said, “how many f’ing times do I have to tell you not to walk on the grass?” His response was what anyone would say, I’m just trying to do my job etc. My brother noticed no mail has been delivered since the altercation and called the post office to find out that the mail man felt threatened and was approved to no longer deliver to that address. So as my brother is telling me this story, I was aggressively opinionated. I told him his wife was being petty, mail man has been walking through the yard for 13 years now she suddenly wants to play yard god, the mailbox is on the door so why would he be required to walk from the neighbors house to the street and back up the driveway to deliver the mail. I also added that now that I am the owner of the house I’m going to call the post office and tell the carrier he can walk in the yard whenever he wants.
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2023.06.03 09:53 DaithiG RDS VDI

Hi all,
I've only ever used RDS for sessions, not for VDI.
For VDI I know I need to make a Windows image that the end users will get. But for updating the image with patches or installing new software, can I just update the existing the image and VDI will pick that up, or do I have to update the image and provision it again?
I'm just a bit confused on once I have the template Win 10 image, how do I keep it up to date
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