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  • Originally posted by skink531 View Post
    Yeah, It kind of makes me look forward to the move.

    In other news, now i really want to grow a beard just to do this

    Soooo... would that be considered a face lift?

    Waka waka waka.
    August 2010: 207 lb, 37" waist, 25+% BF | Currently: 177 lb, 33" waist, ~15% BF

    I have a new site up and will soon be blogging at The Wayward Mind. (My journal is semi-retired at this point)

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    • Originally posted by patrick View Post
      soooo... Would that be considered a face lift?

      Waka waka waka.
      lawl

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      • So, not a lot of luck in the job search so far. I have no clue why. I am starting to wonder what is up. Do they figure i won't be planning on sticking around long because my education, qualifications, and past pay rate that I must be looking for something more. They'd be right, but I still need work. I wouldn't mind starting low in a company if it looked like a chance of advancement. I was talking with some people in my union, and they are going to talk to a guy who is a former cop that does private investigation work and seeing if he can't help me out.

        If in the next say month and a half or so I will have to make a decision. If I haven't found something with the potential to earn decent money, I will have to pack it up and move to the in-laws. The cost of living in South Florida is just so fucking high. I'm not trying to brag about my old salary or anything, but I was making around $65K a year and we were still just getting by. I am really not apposed to moving either. Part of me is ready to just pack it up and go. To just be done with the stress and aggravation and start over. But we worked our ass off for this house and it deeply saddens me to think about losing it. Not to mention we would have to get rid of most everything we own. For me it would be easy. I've pretty much adopted a minimalist attitude toward life since going primal. My wife is a different story. She is borderline on being a hoarder. She has a deep emotional bond with her possession and the memories they hold(she could care less about the monetary value). It will be very hard for her.

        On the Primal perspective, I have noticed how this whole mess has affected my health and fitness level. I have been dealing with the possibility of something like this for some time now(over six months or so), and the actual thing for the last couple of months(even though we originally thought it was only a temporary situation). The stress level has been through the roof. With higher stress comes elevated cortisol. And then there is the lack of quality sleep and the havoc that plays(I wonder how my aderenals are doing). I had been down to about 170 lbs. I now fluctuates around 190. My food and physical activity was the same. the stress and sleep issues were the only change. Some of it may be some added muscle. After all my weight has gone up but my body weight workouts are the same or better. I figure if my pull-up reps are the same with 20 more pounds there must be some gains. But the majority of it isn't muscle. I will be glad to get reset and move past all this crap to get back to where I was. I want to be better than I was.
        My blog: My Primal Adventure

        "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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        • Originally posted by skink531 View Post
          Do they figure i won't be planning on sticking around long because my education, qualifications, and past pay rate that I must be looking for something more.
          That is probably the long and short of it.

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          • Originally posted by skink531 View Post
            I want to be better than I was.
            That, sir, is the most profound of existential truisms ever written. And to that I'll simply add: "Me, too, man. Me, too."

            I hope something comes of chatting with the guy in investigative work. Hell, it's all about networking like that. Chat with him and if he doesn't have anything, ask him if he knows someone else. Just keep tapping into people's professional networks, one link at a time.
            August 2010: 207 lb, 37" waist, 25+% BF | Currently: 177 lb, 33" waist, ~15% BF

            I have a new site up and will soon be blogging at The Wayward Mind. (My journal is semi-retired at this point)

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            • Originally posted by Patrick View Post
              That, sir, is the most profound of existential truisms ever written. And to that I'll simply add: "Me, too, man. Me, too."
              I knew all those philosophy courses I took in college would eventually pay of.

              definitely going to do the networking thing. I am going to give it a deadline though. Cost of living here is beyond ridiculous, so something would have to pay out in a timely fashion to stay. You know, if I'm honest with myself, I want to move into a fitness and healthy lifestyle line of work. Maybe start with personal training, and move into my own gym eventually. In the area we would move to, most of the quality gyms and trainers are a good 45 minutes to an hour away in Pittsburgh. There really is a need for someone in that area. I went into law enforcement because I wanted to make a difference in the world. To be honest, it last that magic for me lately. I think bringing fitness, nutrition, and all around wellness to an area that desperately needs it would give me that sense again. Theses are long off plans that will take some prerequisite training. I don't want to just be some mope that took a certification test and can now call himself a trainer. I want to truly educate myself and have something worth sharing. Now that MovNat has trainer certifications that will be part of it. that along with kettlebell stuff, joint mobility, nutrition. I want it to be everything(that's not too much to ask, is it?)
              My blog: My Primal Adventure

              "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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              • Today's workout:

                warm up with about a mile and a half walk with puppy dog
                15 minutes or so of stretching and mobility stuff.

                Max rounds in 20 minutes

                Sledghammer, 5 swings each side
                KB Snatches, 5 each side
                5 Goblet Squats
                5 Push-ups
                2 Pull-ups(alternating with Chin-ups)

                I felt really good today despite the heat. It was a pretty brutal 20 minutes. I really love the feeling of getting that hard of a workout in such a short time. Didn't keep track of number of rounds. Like I said, it doesn't matter. I pushed myself as hard as I could today, and that is all I could do.

                Back to the heat. HOT. AS. FUCK. When I was doing the push-ups it looked like when opening your eyes underwater from all the sweat running down.

                So yesterday was very un-primal. There are more of those days popping up as of late. I need to watch that and not make excuses for myself. Yesterday we did the little ones birthday. The actual day is on the 10th, but yesterday was the last day of school for the older one so we decided to do something they could both enjoy. On the 10th we'll have family over a have another thing then, but I will resist the urge to indulge I think. yesterday was all sugar. Cake, ice cream, pizza, cookies, etc. Nothing even remotely primal all day.

                Today I fasted(except for coffee) until after my workout, and then had a banana, scrambled eggs and bacon. No clue what's for dinner yet.
                My blog: My Primal Adventure

                "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                • Wow, when you said moving North, I didn't realize you meant the Northeast. You definitely won't be complaining about the heat up here.

                  In the end, though, I hope you get what you are hoping for job wise so you can stay in your home.
                  Primal since 9/24/2010
                  "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                  • Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
                    You definitely won't be complaining about the heat up here.
                    Haha...yep. Maybe I can use it as a way to do my own cold adaption experiment.

                    As much as i want to save my house, part of me would like to just make a fresh start in a new place. I am getting a little tired of city life. I worry about the schools my kids will go to down here.
                    My blog: My Primal Adventure

                    "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                    • Whoa, northeast? I thought you were going to W. Virginia or am I totally smoking crack?

                      Either way, good luck man.

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                      • Originally posted by skink531 View Post
                        Haha...yep. Maybe I can use it as a way to do my own cold adaption experiment.

                        As much as i want to save my house, part of me would like to just make a fresh start in a new place. I am getting a little tired of city life. I worry about the schools my kids will go to down here.
                        Sometimes a fresh start is just the right thing. We moved to the Hudson Valley from Long Island 14 years ago. We've never regretted moving our kids to the country. They love it here.

                        My MIL was trying to get us to move to Sarasota. "They need teachers." she said. I responded, "You know why they need teachers? The pay scale is terrible so no one can afford to live there." If we had moved I would have taken a 50% pay cut, plus I would have lost my retirement. I love Sarasota and my in laws, but I'll just visit.

                        Can you do police work up here?
                        Primal since 9/24/2010
                        "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                        • WV is kinda northeast. We would be just a little west of Pittspurgh, PA in the northern panhandle of wv.
                          My blog: My Primal Adventure

                          "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                          • Originally posted by skink531 View Post
                            WV is kinda northeast. We would be just a little west of Pittspurgh, PA in the northern panhandle of wv.
                            Ah, that makes sense. My geography pretty much goes to shit after N. Carolina. Everything north of that is New England and everything West is either Texas or California

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                            • Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
                              Can you do police work up here?
                              I could. I may look into it. It wouldn't be the pay I get down here. But I was sort of looking to get out of it anyway. We'll see what turns up.
                              My blog: My Primal Adventure

                              "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                              • Originally posted by skink531 View Post
                                WV is kinda northeast. We would be just a little west of Pittspurgh, PA in the northern panhandle of wv.
                                That's True. PA is a big state which touches northeastern, midwestern and mideastern states. Dave would probably be 6 to 7 hrs from me.
                                Primal since 9/24/2010
                                "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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