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About MarktheNerd

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  • Birthday 02/14/1984

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    Washington State
  • Interests
    Movies, reading, video games, cooking, blacksmithing, nerd stuff
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    Vertical Sleeve
  1. My wife got a full back piece done, from her neck to her butt. You don't have to go that extreme, though
  2. That's terrible--so sorry you have to go through this. I'm glad they caught it and you're being taken care of now. Please keep us updated!
  3. I had to go help someone quickly at work, so I jogged from one side of the campus to the other. Got into the conference room and I wasn't embarrassed by being totally out of breath. Still not a runner. No idea how you marathoners do it--I feel like I"m going to die if I run for more than five minutes
  4. Three things: One, don't do this unless you've exhausted all other options and methods. This is serious, life altering, scary stuff. Second, if you've done one, sooner is better than later. You're likely healthier now than you will be in the future and there's no downside to sooner. Third, after surgery most people seem to have a harder time maintaining as time goes on. Since you'd be starting young you'd need to be extra diligent because you need to stay strong and maintain weight loss for 50+ years. Good luck!
  5. Still doing well--minor heartburn still lingers. No other complaints though!
  6. Awesome work! That's pretty badass, man.
  7. I'm not going to say you shouldn't---because it'll be great, but it won't be any better than using a bread pan. But you'll feel fancy!
  8. Niiice. Getting swol, brah!
  9. I use a family heirloom small cast-iron pan every morning for my eggs. I don't ever re-season it because I basically deep fry my eggs in butter so....yea, it stays seasoned just fine! I also have a large cast iron pan but I don't ever use it--if it slipped I'd shatter my glass stovetop. For cleaning I will hit it very quickly with hot water and, if needed, give it a quick scrub with this: If I don't immediately use it (and thus cover it with butter) I hit it with some cooking spray so it doesn't dry out. As long as you never use soap and it gets used regularly you shouldn't need to do a full re-season.
  10. Hey, Steph! Happy 2017!
  11. Yea, it's one of my favorites. I actually have three--a 2x my brother bought me a couple years ago, then a large and a medium I bought myself as replacements. Was wearing the medium in the picture.
  12. Thanks! Doing well--no complaints!
  13. Nice work, you look great!
  14. Not a lady, but my moods didn't really stabilize until I was close to goal and my weight loss slowed, then stopped. I wouldn't expect anything to get back to normal until things settle down. Not everything goes back to normal though...hormonal or psychological, I'm more aggressive than I used to be and that can make me an %!#%^(& sometimes.
  15. Happy Friday and happy New Year!