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Cavadus

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  1. The Health & Fitness Thread

    So I figured I'd start this thread to see if anyone else was/is in a similar predicament or is just interested in some basic fitness. Three weeks ago I finally got the gym membership I've been meaning to get for the past three years and thank fuck I did. Whence I last got out of the Army my fighting weight was right around 210. After I got out I kept up with weight training pretty hard for the first year and probably bulked up another five to seven pounds so somewhere around 215 is probably what I should weigh. Fast forward to last Halloween. Saw some pictures of myself of last Halloween that a friend threw up on Facebook a month ago and was basically horrified at my appearance. Had a physical a few weeks ago and I tipped the scale at 249.5. And, TBPFH, I've pretty much felt like shit for about three years now. Three or four headaches per week, pretty sedentary lifestyle, ate whatever the fuck, drank, smoked cigars, et cetera. I did not feel particularly good or energetic. Never got tested for it but I'm sure I was probably on the path to diabetes if I let it go until I was 40. So, I can't say I radically altered my lifestyle but changes need to be made. I'm just starting my fourth week at the gym. I decided that my first two months were going to be nothing but boring ass cardio. I actually don't mind cardio. I started out doing thirty minutes on the eliptical and I've progressed to forty-five minutes on the elliptical at the maximum resistance level. Today I'm going to start something new and do twenty minutes of running on the treadmill and thirty on the elliptical. Last week I introduced a fully loaded load bearing vest to my elliptical workout. Shit is heavy. I have six twenty-round mags of 7.62NATO, IFAK, fully loaded camelbak, and some other miscellaneous shit in there likes binos, compass, et cetera. The nice thing is that on the elliptical it's pretty bearable. I'm going to do my first two weeks on the treadmill sans LBV. Eventually I'll transition to my fully loaded plate carrier. On the diet side, I cut back on booze and just eat a lot healthier during the day. Lots more vegetables, obviously. At work I keep bell peppers, avocados, and some fruit on hand. I eat everything raw but only because I'm just too lazy to cook vegetables at work. I drink a shitload of those Naked fruit/veggie smoothies. At least two glasses per day. I pretty much just constantly eat at work now. Almost every hour I eat something. An apple, a pepper, a banana, an avocado, yogurt, and so on and so forth. For dinner I still pretty much eat whatever I want. I've cut out sweets almost entirely. In fact, until Valentine's dinner I had gone three weeks without eating any candy whatsoever. On V-Day I had two truffles and the wife and I split a beer float. But, the best thing to come out of all this is that with the exercise came plainly feeling better, more energy, and, most importantly, I can't eat nearly as much in one sitting. I fill up much more quickly. I never have room for seconds. I have a personal rule to never eat past 2100 unless I plan on staying up pretty late. Everything past 2100 is protein. Anyways, I've dropped an even ten pounds in three weeks. Today marks the start of week four. The most important thing about all of this is that I make my workout my top priority. My wife is also working out with me but often lets excuses get in the way of making it to the gym. For me, doesn't matter what time it is, how tired I am, how much sleep I'm worried about getting, I'll gladly be late to anything, so long as I get my workout in. I push my wife HARD and she started out in way better shape than I did. We only work out maybe a third of the time together. And I work six days a week, every week, and I take no days off from the gym though I go easy on Sunday and do the entire workout on the elliptical. One of the most helpful things in all of this is that my gym is close. Like, two blocks away close. Makes it very easy. If it were warmer I'd walk there. Come the end of week eight I plan to work in some calisthenics and weight training. I'd like to incorporate my rifle into all of this but I get enough weird looks with just the LBV on. Dorkuses in Minnesota would probably shit themselves if they saw me walk in with a rifle and I live in an area where I probably couldn't even workout with one outside when it gets warmer which is frustrating. I've found that the more military shit I can incorporate into it the higher my interest and motivation gets. I've started doing rifle drills at home post-workout So, I know this got pretty rambly and disjointed but if anyone else out there is looking to get started on getting back into decent shape Snap Fitness has an intro price of $9 for the first month. After that it's $20 or $30 or something. Getting back into it has been surprisingly easy and I'm way ready to be back in fighting shape.
  2. The Health & Fitness Thread

    Lightfoot actually talked me into the keto diet as well. I have stringently followed the diet (not one fucking carb over Thanksgiving weekend! ask @Odin) and I started some pretty heavy duty lifting with a friend and co-worker as well. Like, the last upper body workout he and I did was a 2,500 calorie burn according to my heart monitor. Anyways, we just finished up the second week of that program and, though it's mostly water weight, I'm already down 14 lbs, I usually weigh myself on Mondays and tend to have my "wooshes" over the weekend so we'll see where I'm at tomorrow. My lifting program has escalated to six days a week though, thankfully, somewhat shorter workouts (push, pull, legs, push, pull, legs, rest) of around six top eight exercises. This goes for four weeks and then we move on to the 5x5 strong lifts for probably around five months or so and then on to mad cow.
  3. I'm currently obsessed with Faith No More's "Angel Dust" album. Specifically "Everything's Ruined," "A Small Victory," and "Crack Hitler." To answer your next question, yes, "Crack Hitler" is a song about a crack head who thinks he's Hitler. Genius. Jim Martin Station!
  4. 0.4 Economy Update

    Originally posted here.
  5. Development Roadmap

    Originally posted here.
  6. The 47th is currently playing on the Bob (U.S. West) official game server.
  7. Important Links

    Official Website Official Forums (currently redirecting to Steam forum) Edengrad on Steam
  8. 47th Legion on Steam

    The 47th Legion can be found on Steam here. http://steamcommunity.com/groups/47lg Additionally, if you go to you click on your name on the top right and then click on "My Settings" you'll see a new field under "Contact Methods" where you can enter your Steam ID.
  9. 47th Legion on Steam

    Can't remember, is the group open or closed? Rejoin if possible. If not I'll shoot ya an invite.
  10. Dual Universe officially supports player organizations with a community portal. You can join the 47th Legion's official Dual Universe organization here: Official Unit Listing
  11. Important Links

    Official Website Official Unit Listing Official Forum Official Recruiting Thread
  12. Important Links

    Official Website Offical Forum Official Recruiting Topic
  13. Version 1.0.0

    1 download

    Included in the archive are the complete original soundtracks for Activision's Mechwarrior 2, Mechwarrior 2: Ghost Bears' Legacy, and Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries.
  14. Y'all catch any bugs on the site or have some suggestions for improvements definitely lemme know.

  15. [PG]Weekly Newsletter [#31]

    Nice, they just need to finish the quest system and the Steam client will officially be updated. So 2-6 weeks and we should get a build!
  16. Cav's "Gonna Get You Laid" Recipes

    Korean Pork Tacos Super easy-peasy recipe and very quick to make. Plus it's amazing and, after buying a few initial ingredients, becomes super cheap to make. Ingredient Cost: ~$35.00 (less on subsequent meals) Time to Cook: ~15 minutes Ingredients 2 lbs ground pork Taco sized flour tortilla shells Cole-slaw of some variety though DRY, not pre-made (if you live near a Target they might have broccoli-slaw and that shit is amazing) Sesame seed oil, toasted preferably Fresh ginger root or ginger paste Some kind of chili-garlic paste Sriracha sauce Mayo Directions Start browning the pork. Halfway through add a few tablespoons of the sesame seed oil, a few tablespoons of ginger, and a tablespoon or two of the chili-garlic paste; Make the sriracha aioli. Just combine the sriracha and mayo to taste; Microwave or lightly fry the tortilla shells; and When the pork is done combine your tacos! Throw on the meat, then the slaw, and then sriracha aioli. Other Stuffs None. Bon appetito!
  17. This post is the start of a new weekly tradition for... me. As most of you are, I'm sure, completely unaware, I loves to cook. A lots. In fact, if it wasn't for my smokin' culinary and wine pairing skills I'd probably get it on with the ladies a lot less. I mean yeah, I'm funny, attractive, super out going, and always have the best "gotta look over your shoulder first" type jokes, but some times you just really need to seal the deal to get the goods. Now, my extremely sexist and chauvinistic intro aside, I present to you the best recipes I've come across amid my frolicking...
  18. until
    NORTHWIND HIGHLANDERS (54MR) OPERATIONS PLANNING [MWO] 1. Situation The Northwind Highlanders (unit: 54th Mechanized Regiment) have raided the Illyrian Sector. 2. Mission OIC, NCOs, and any enlisted are invited to participate in the tactical sandtable planning session. 3. General Instructions a. Special Teams/Task Organization None b. Common Uniform/Equipment None c. Special Weapons/Ammo/Equipment MRBC Map Strat d. Commo Legionaries are to muster in the "TOC - Ops1" channel in Discord. 4. Special Instructions Personnel will create an operations order for the Northwind Highlanders' sector raid.
  19. [NBT] Raid: Northwind Highlanders

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    NORTHWIND HIGHLANDERS (54MR)Raid [MWO] 1. Situation The Northwind Highlanders (unit: 54th Mechanized Regiment) have raided the Illyrian Sector. 2. Mission OIC and NCOS will conduct league raid with 54MR, coordinate the participating legionaries, and enforce uniform standards. 3. General Instructions a. Special Teams/Task Organization 8 v 8 3 drops, in this order, as follows: Map Mode Tonnage Drop 1: River City Conquest 400 Drop 2: Forest Colony Conquest 450 Drop 3L River City Conquest 450 As attackers we get to choose drop zones; Rules and parameters regarding league raids can be found here. b. Common Uniform/Equipment Legionaries are encouraged to paint and decorate battlemechs to unit standard. c. Special Weapons/Ammo/Equipment All battlemechs used in the raid must come from Trasjkis MTOE. DO NOT TAKE MECHS THAT AREN'T ON THE MTOE. Once a mech is destroyed in battle it is removed from the MTOE. d. Commo Legionaries are to muster in the "TOC - Ops1" channel in Discord. 4. Special Instructions This will be 8 versus 8 battles with a combined team tonnage ranging from 400 to 450 tons on varying maps in varying game modes.