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by TheNorm05
Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Eating healthy while flat broke
Replies: 38
Views: 8124

Re: Eating healthy while flat broke

Yeah, good Ideas. Prepping some lentils for soup tomorrow. Gonna put some freshly diced tomatoes and some seasonings. Maybe some celery since I have a ton of it just sitting in the fridge. Today I made bean tacos again with the left over beans from a day ago, and used plain yogurt as sour creme. I f...
by TheNorm05
Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:41 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: A fun way to exercise
Replies: 10
Views: 2798

Re: A fun way to exercise

Dave_Wise wrote:or somehow work pushups and squats and pullups into dungeons and dragons?

+2 str =P or, you're trapped in a *blank* do *x* pushups/squats/pullups to escape!
by TheNorm05
Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: A fun way to exercise
Replies: 10
Views: 2798

Re: A fun way to exercise

Or you could play "war" for pushups... ?
by TheNorm05
Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Eating healthy while flat broke
Replies: 38
Views: 8124

Re: Eating healthy while flat broke

Hmm I'd never thought of it, though since I was a kid I've had trouble between chili, and chilly peppers... now that I look at it neither word looks right, but yes. Not a huge chili fan, but I see what you're saying. Generally if I have the fixings for Chili, I'd rather make beast taco meat. =P
by TheNorm05
Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Eating healthy while flat broke
Replies: 38
Views: 8124

Re: Eating healthy while flat broke

Went shopping. It was a trip because I hadn't slept all night and I went biking early to catch the bus(missed it and had to get the next one :P). Thought I'd share some of what I ended up getting. Black beans(like 2.4 pounds, or a little over a kilo) Lentils(3.2 pounds) Roma tomatoes(about 7 pounds)...
by TheNorm05
Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Eating healthy while flat broke
Replies: 38
Views: 8124

Eating healthy while flat broke

I've been in dismay lately. I've been having trouble eating right on a regular basis, or more accurately, eating on a regular basis. I'm a broke college student and I can't really afford to eat fast food almost ever, and even if I could, I'm trying to be healthy and work out.. So I need good food. O...
by TheNorm05
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Swimming: its not just good for escaping Raptors anymore!
Replies: 30
Views: 7356

Re: Swimming: its not just good for escaping Raptors anymore

I hate that I get mad swimmer's ear when I let water go in my ears... as such, I don't feel comfortable swimming as an exercise; and when I do, it usually ends up just being a splash around in the water, though I do sometimes use the water resistance to flail my arms around until I get tired.
by TheNorm05
Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Hacking fast food
Replies: 61
Views: 26694

Re: Hacking fast food

My mom...'s a small restaurant near work called El Taco Veloz Approaching taco velocity... NOW! I lol'd. Ludicrous speed -----> Taco Velocity. Either way, my friend was telling me something about getting a 1 dollar mc double and asking for an extra bun, mac sauce, lettuce and tomatoes... and it tur...
by TheNorm05
Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 257
Views: 113147

Re: Coffee

I'm pretty down with coffee and I've tried many of its forms at one point or another. One variety that I really can't get used to though is Turkish coffee. I'm not sure if that is really what it's called or anything, but essentially it's a tiny tiny cup with coffee grounds half filling the cup, wit...
by TheNorm05
Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: True Life: I eat because I'm bored.
Replies: 15
Views: 4254

Re: True Life: I eat because I'm bored.

I eat a lot because most of the time I'm pretty physically active, doing lots of sports etc. Whenever I've needed to cut down my eating due to a reduction in training or whatever, I've found myself also eating out of boredom etc, but I found some of the following things worked for me: Instead of ea...
by TheNorm05
Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Self Controlled Gaming
Replies: 8
Views: 2142

Re: Self Controlled Gaming

Those are all great suggestions. The only reason I'm really looking at playing MMO's again is because I do have a lot of excess down time. I play gears of war 2 online every now and then, but I kinda suck after a summer of not playing and it's annoying getting mirked by noobs because you're lagging....
by TheNorm05
Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Trying a healthy substitution
Replies: 5
Views: 1975

Re: Trying a healthy substitution

Yep, yogurt is sour, and makes a good sour cream substitute. A lot of the yogurt available in the US is weird gelatinous stuff. Greek yogurt tends to be better, and it's packed with protein. Of course, it typically costs quite a bit more. I make tuna sandwiches with EV olive oil and lemon juice (an...
by TheNorm05
Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Trying a healthy substitution
Replies: 5
Views: 1975

Trying a healthy substitution

I'd pretty much figured that mayonnaise was bad for me when I was 8 and asked my parents how to make it and they couldn't really give me a strait answer. I've since learned that it's generally just terrible for you, so I switched to mayonnaise made from olive oil. It wasn't a big shock for taste dif...
by TheNorm05
Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Where did you learn to cook?
Replies: 72
Views: 44942

Re: Where did you learn to cook?

I've tried making tortillas with lesser success, and I'll prolly need to bug my grandma to show me sometime soon. Look into chapatis. They are Indian flatbreads sort of like tortillas, but with a different texture. They are dead simple to make if you have a rolling pin and a suitable pan. Not a bad...
by TheNorm05
Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Where did you learn to cook?
Replies: 72
Views: 44942

Re: Where did you learn to cook?

I started with eggs as well, in my teens. I started making pasta and such one summer in college, because I was interning without access to a dining hall. I started actually cooking after I graduated and moved to an apartment -- I started with my brother's chili recipe, and diversified from there on...
by TheNorm05
Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 257
Views: 113147

Re: Coffee

I'm pretty down with coffee and I've tried many of its forms at one point or another. One variety that I really can't get used to though is Turkish coffee. I'm not sure if that is really what it's called or anything, but essentially it's a tiny tiny cup with coffee grounds half filling the cup, with...
by TheNorm05
Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What to do with a bag of unsweetened chocolate
Replies: 6
Views: 2610

Re: What to do with a bag of unsweetened chocolate

Keep just munching on it says I. The more bitter the chocolate is(Since it wasn't "washed" with alkali) the better it is for you.
by TheNorm05
Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:57 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Your last meal.
Replies: 56
Views: 38052

Re: Your last meal.

A Texas-shaped waffle with no toppings, and a glass of really good Scotch. One must enjoy the finer things.
by TheNorm05
Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Self Controlled Gaming
Replies: 8
Views: 2142

Self Controlled Gaming

Hey guys! I'm here because I'd like some advice on playing games that are very addictive for only a couple hours at a time. I had quit playing an MMORPG for most of the summer while I went home because we didn't have internet(or power for that matter, but that's a rant for another day) and I haven't...
by TheNorm05
Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: gaming for long periods?
Replies: 32
Views: 5588

Re: gaming for long periods?

SANTARII wrote:I noticed when I played games that I didn't notice when I got hungry, sometimes I'd finish playing, get up, and suddenly realise I'm INCREDIBLY hungry.

Apparently there was a civilization that survived a famine by playing games to stave off hunger(IIRC). I saw it on TED..
by TheNorm05
Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Uni Student Getting Chubby
Replies: 14
Views: 4289

Re: Uni Student Getting Chubby

Nath wrote:HIIT methods like the Tabata protocol have been shown to be effective for fat oxidation. This is probably because they increase the metabolic rate.

Not to mention the sheer amount of Mechanical energy required to maintain high levels of movement... That energy has to come from somewhere.
by TheNorm05
Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: gaming for long periods?
Replies: 32
Views: 5588

Re: gaming for long periods?

One of the most important things you need to be mindful of while gaming for long stretches is your general posture. You can cause all kinds of pain to wrists, hands, back... etc. I've gone into gaming trances where I'll play 12+ hours a day for a week or so and then become completely exhausted, so I...
by TheNorm05
Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Dreaming as an evolutionary advantage
Replies: 31
Views: 3872

Re: Dreaming as an evolutionary advantage

Aren't nerve impulses caused by some kind of Chemical reaction? I would imagine they are. In more developed brains(especially those with greater volume) if it's a chemical process that needs to be maintained in order to continue to function then as the brain size increases, the harder it would be to...
by TheNorm05
Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The future of antibiotics
Replies: 33
Views: 4752

Re: The future of antibiotics

I'd just like to mention a cautionary when we start considering using bacteriophages to fight illness. Viruses can change at a pretty rapid pace, and once you start administering them en masse you open a whole can of worms. It's like Jurassic Park, or Resident Evil. Even when you think you've consid...
by TheNorm05
Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Designer Babies
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Re: Designer Babies

I don't know about choosing physical Characteristics(eye color and what not) but things that help a kid survive better(disease removal) should be at least looked into. How a person looks is like choosing a trait out of a bag of possible ones, and the semi-random configurations are what make us physi...
by TheNorm05
Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How do I get fit?
Replies: 11
Views: 3111

Re: How do I get fit?

Also if getting to the gym is difficult for you doing bodyweight exercise can also help you to start building up that base strength. The cool part is that you can do push ups and sit ups pretty much where ever. While it's not as efficient as going to the gym and using weights, you can do it at your ...
by TheNorm05
Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:46 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I'm losing weight, not in a good way
Replies: 5
Views: 2627

Re: I'm losing weight, not in a good way

The biking alone would be enough to start cutting your weight down simply from calorie loss, though I'd imagine changing your weight routine might help you regain some of that weight back. I'd suggest mixing strength and endurance training either throughout the week or during your work out. I usuall...
by TheNorm05
Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: A fun way to exercise
Replies: 10
Views: 2798

Re: A fun way to exercise

Glad you kinda enjoyed it. I kinda stole the idea from when my friends and I used to play poker, but since I never had money we decided to play for push ups instead, making the losers do more and more push-ups. I don't think this game could really make a person buff unless they were always playing i...
by TheNorm05
Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
Replies: 159
Views: 46636

Re: "Scheduling" discussion (#778)

This took me a while to get what was going on. It made me feel dumb =P.
by TheNorm05
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Eight problems for intuition in basic classical mechanics
Replies: 59
Views: 11508

Re: Eight problems for intuition in basic classical mechanic

3. A steady stream of bullets is shot at a target resting on a frictionless surface, accelarating it. The bullets are either foam bullets that stop and fall after hitting the target, lead bullets that embed into the target, or rubber bullets that bounce off the target in the opposite direction. In ...
by TheNorm05
Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Biological nature of Information and the Morality of Piracy
Replies: 109
Views: 14040

Re: Biological nature of Information and the Morality of Pir

But it isn't a scarce resource. You haven't consumed it at all, in the sense that exactly as much of it is still there . You're saying you can't consume non-scarce resources? Yet in the case of reading a text book, it's not destroyed but there's still the transfer of technology and you haven't comp...
by TheNorm05
Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: A fun way to exercise
Replies: 10
Views: 2798

A fun way to exercise

I've never really been too out of shape, but I have been trying to train myself to workout for years and I always get sidetracked by things that are more fun. So with my limited wisdom I thought for hours until I figured a way to turn exercise into a game. You need at least one other person. I went ...
by TheNorm05
Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: True Life: I eat because I'm bored.
Replies: 15
Views: 4254

Re: True Life: I eat because I'm bored.

Well here's an idea. Get yourself a cucumber or two a day, slice them without peeling them, and maybe add a bit of lemon and salt and have at it. Cucumbers have a good deal of weight because of the water they store and are very low in calories, though most of them are sugar so that may be an issue. ...

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