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Jordan_E last won the day on June 25

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About Jordan_E

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    A Writer
  • Birthday 04/07/1961

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    Otisburg, New West Coast, USA
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    Full Time Father, Part Time Gamer, Writer of the Weird
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    Ah, hah hah hah, staying alive...staying alive.

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  1. Jordan_E

    Drop a Ton Challenge 2010

    Sounds like Starhawk has been doing it far longer than I have, but I'll try explaining how I'm doing it. 16/8 essentially means you fast completely within the 16 hour time period, which is actually somewhat easy once you add sleep time (for me, that will be from around 7 PM until 11AM, although I try not to eat again until after 12), and eat "normally" within the remaining 8. Some say smaller portions over the 8 is best, but I usually only eat a small lunch and then dinner. It is a little tough in the beginning, especially if you are a breakfast person, but I never was, so it was easy for me, but it was the snacking that I had to quit. Especially since I used to snack like HELL when I write. As far as counting calories, it sort of comes naturally after a while, especially when you start losing weight. "Do I really want to eat this?" comes to mind very quickly and automatically. But, on the other hand, I've had pizza (not counting slices), and woke up the next day and finding that I still lost weight, albeit ounces, not necessarily pounds. I try to stay within 1600-1800 calories a day, give or take. It's a matter of staying steadfast with the 16/8 format. Now, I have this as a prolonged source of losing weight, not a quick drop. And there are days when I just don't do 16/8, like today, since I just came off being sick for a week and actually have an appetite again. But once you get used to it, it is easy to get back into the 16/8 cycle.
  2. Jordan_E

    Drop a Ton Challenge 2010

    Officially (although I have been sick for a few days) lost 60 lbs. since starting this diet/lifestyle change. I still firmly believe in the 16/8 diet more than anything I've come across over the years. The pounds don't melt off, but I don't gain either, and that's with being able to eat pretty much anything I want after the 16 hours. Intermittent fasting works for me, and I don't gorge myself when it is time to eat. I even try to completely fast for 24 hours at least once every couple of weeks, just to make sure I stay on track. I'm still shooting for 78 total weight loss.
  3. Jordan_E

    UHD (4k) Blu-ray Discussion Thread

    A Quiet Place available at Red Box. Just rented it.
  4. Jordan_E

    My Malcolm Brass Universe

    My story, SCARY SPOTS, is available on Kindle for free today. This one is the prequel to ECHOES. Scary Spots
  5. Jordan_E

    My Atmos Experience

    Got the whole shebang up and running now. DTS:X. Atmos. Auro3D. Running 10.1. And the POWER! Have my heights and surrounds run with the Marantz, while the center, mains, and VoG speaker is being run by my Pioneer SC-09. Only got to watch a bit of IT, but it sounded so much better, You seem to be in a sphere of sound, at least with that movie. More testing today.
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    My Atmos Experience

    Oh yeah, 8' should be high enough, for sure. But tinker with the sound. I run my heights about 1.5+ db's higher than what is set after the AVR runs the sound test.
  7. Jordan_E

    UHD (4k) Blu-ray Discussion Thread

    Red Box has Interstellar UHD to rent, but it's a pass from me, because I simply did not like that movie at all. Still need to rent Inception, though, as I did like that one and need to see if I want to buy it some time down the road, but not until I get my new speakers put up.
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    My Atmos Experience

    My HT is two bedrooms with a wall knocked out, so the ceiling is normal bedroom height, plenty of height room. If I had a real short ceiling height, I would seriously think of trying bouncing the sound off the ceiling rather than mounting, but the positioning would have to be pretty precise.
  9. Jordan_E

    My Atmos Experience

    I've been seeing YouTube videos on those and they do look nice, indeed!
  10. Jordan_E

    My Atmos Experience

    Wife ordered me 5 new Def Tech speakers to replace all of my current heights ("You want them all the same, right?") and for the Voice of God speaker. They will be here Friday. Man, I love upgrading!
  11. Jordan_E

    Car Wreck

    Wow. Sorry, so sorry to read that this happened to you! We were hit from behind about 14 years ago, and I think that is the reason for my continued back problems. Make sure you keep track of things like your back and neck. It can take a while for it to show up!
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    My Malcolm Brass Universe

    Starting to post excerpts from my journal during the "making" of ECHOES the movie on my SDB Books blog. The good, the bad, and all the UGLY! Of course, the names have been redacted, especially the Known Names who drifted in and out of the ECHOES universe. (DM me on Twitter if you want to know the Names. Yes, you know all of them. Man, what could have been...)
  13. Jordan_E

    My Malcolm Brass Universe

    A BIG shout out to Angel! You know why! Thanks, buddy! Hope you like at least one of them!
  14. Jordan_E

    My Malcolm Brass Universe

    My new website is LIVE! SDB Books I'm new to this sort of thing, so it will be a while to get things going exactly the way I want.
  15. Jordan_E

    UHD (4k) Blu-ray Discussion Thread

    Going to try and find Rogue Nation today.