(Part 2) Best health & personal care according to redditors
We found 68,363 Reddit comments discussing the best health & personal care. We ranked the 26,103 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the products ranked 21-40. You can also go back to the previous section.
21. Emergen-C ElectroMIX Electrolyte Replacement Powder (30 Count, Natural Lemon Lime Flavor, 1 Month Supply), With Calcium, Potassium And Magnesium Drink Mix
Includes 30 single-serving packets (0.14 oz. each) of Emergen-C ElectroMIX in Lemon-Lime flavorElectrolyte replacement beverage helps restore key nutrients including potassium, magnesium and calciumElectrolyte drink mix helps replace fluids lost during physical activityAdd a packet of Emergen-C Elec...
22. SE Helping Hand with Magnifying Glass - MZ101B
Built-in magnifying glass (4x) aids in minute detail work12 diopter2 alligator clips on 4-way swivels—holds items securely (leaving hands free)Heavy-duty base for stabilityGreat for electricians, hobbyists, jewelers, and users who work with solder or small details
23. LyteShow Sugar-Free Electrolyte Supplement for Hydration and Immune Support - 40 Servings - Keto Friendly - Zinc and Magnesium for Rapid Rehydration, Workout, Muscle Recovery and Energy - Vegan
MAXIMIZE YOUR HYDRATION - Just add one serving of LYTEshow electrolyte-replenishing, liquid concentrate to 32 oz. of water to create an isotonic beverage that rapidly replaces electrolytes and fluids lost from sweating, exercising, or by drinking alcohol so your body can rehydrate and return to its ...
24. RAW 79 mm 1 1/4 Hemp Plastic Cigarette Rolling Machine
79 mm cigarette rolling machineRaw 79 mm roller cigarette maker for 1 1/4 size rolling papers
25. Elephant Ear Washer Bottle System by Doctor Easy
Professional ear cleaning at home - invented by a physician, the elephant ear washer bottle system was designed to provide professional level ear wax removal for easy to use in-home usage.Eliminate ear wax - Ear wax buildup and blockage can cause partial hearing loss and general discomfort, It is ev...
26. Great Lakes Gelatin, Collagen Hydrolysate, Unflavored Beef Protein, Kosher, 16 Oz Can
COLLAGEN HYDROLYSATE: Made of ONE simple ingredient, collagen is a dietary supplement with a beneficial combination of amino acids. At Great Lakes Gelatin Company, we believe that a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet, including collagen, is the cornerstone to a life well livedHEALTH BENEFITS: Sup...
27. Wondfo Pregnancy Test Strips, 25-count medical
Convenient 25 packSimple to useQuick results in 5 minutes
28. SPORTSHEETS - Under the Bed Restraint System
ALWAYS TRUST THE ORIGINAL: The Under the Bed Restraint System is a SPORTSHEETS original - that's right, we invented it. Many have tried, but none have matched the quality or comfort of our innovative bondage kit created to quench your curiosity.DESIGNED WITH COMFORT IN MIND: Soft, adjustable neopren...
29. NOW Supplements, Psyllium Husk Caps 500 mg, Non-GMO Project Verified, Natural Soluble Fiber, Intestinal Health*, 500 Veg Capsules
INTESTINAL HEALTH*/HELPS MAINTAIN REGULARITY*: Psyllium has the ability to swell up to 50 times its initial volume when added to liquid. This bulking action can play an important role in maintaining regularity and gastrointestinal health.*NATURAL SOLUBLE FIBER: Surveys have shown that the fiber cont...
30. HEAROS High Fidelity Musician Ear Plugs Ultimate In Comfortable And Hearing Protection Professional Musicians Earplugs Noise Cancelling Earplugs For Concerts Motorcyclists Loud Events (1 Pair)
RELISH THE NUANCES of music without hearing loss. Our noise cancelling ear plugs deliver flat attenuation so you hear music as it is intended, but with elimination of up to 12 dB of potentially damaging sound.SEALS OUT damaging noises with 3 form-fitting flanges. HEAROS High Fidelity Ear Plugs reduc...
31. Pledge Floor Gloss Liquid, Sealed Wood Protector, Removes Dirt, Polish To Help Keep Floors Shiny, Original Scent, 27 fl oz
Ready to useMakes floors look like new againLong lasting shineOriginal scent
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J-Lube OB Lubric.Pwd 10OzJ-lube is completely inert and non-irritating10oz plastic bottle with Shaker top makes 6-8 gallons of lubricantCountry Of Origin: United StatesAge Range Description: Kitten
33. Swan Isopropyl Alcohol, 99%, Pint, 16 OZ
99% Isopropyl Alcohol for topical antimicrobial needsFor Treatment of Minor Cuts and Abrasions - Helps prevent risk of infectionTopical Antiseptic and SanitizerFor Rubbing and Massaging
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Vitamin C, Zinc and Vitamin D Provide Immune Support along with Vitamin EPackaging may vary - New look, with the same trusted Quality!High Calorie Weight Gainer: 1,250 Calories per 2-Scoop Serving50 Grams of Protein per Serving for fueling Intense WorkoutsOver 250 Grams of Carbohydrates per Serving2...
35. Empty Gelatin Capsules 0 Size -1000 Empty Capsules |Manufactured in North & South America|Kosher & Halal Certified |Gluten Free
✅ HIGH QUALITY: Our capsules are manufactured and packaged in state-of-the-art cGMP certified facilities meeting all health compliance requirements. Our capsules are made using only 100% Pharmaceutical grade gelatin.✅ RAW INGREDIENTS: Made from 100% bovine hide, our gelatin capsules are Kosher a...
36. Boveda for Herbal Storage | 62% RH 2-Way Humidity Control | Size 8 Protects Up to 1 Ounce (30 Grams) Flower | Prevent Terpene Loss Over Drying and Molding | 10-Count Resealable Bag
RESTORE AND MAINTAIN flower with the global leader in 2-way humidity control. Place Boveda in packaging and/or storage for precise Relative Humidity (RH) to protect all the good stuff (terpenes, cannabinoids and flavonoids)CHOOSE 58% OR 62% RH—a personal preference depending on how you prefer your...
37. BulkSupplements.com Creatine Monohydrate (Micronized) (1 Kilogram)
Contribute to increased muscle mass*Promote weight gain*Help boost anaerobic strength*Support the brain and cognitive function*
38. CAT Crap Litter Box
Anti Fog & Lens CleanerMade In USASTAY IN THE CLEAR - To use the anti-fog spray, simply apply on, then wipe off for improved clarity. This one-ounce tub holds enough Cat Crap for multiple uses.TRAVEL-FRIENDLY - Whether you're skiing, cycling, hiking, etc, it easily fits in your bag or pocket for eas...
39. Accu-Measure Body Fat Caliper - Handheld BMI Body Fat Measurement Device - Skinfold Caliper Measures Body Fat for Men and Women
DO YOUR KNOW YOUR BODY FAT PERCENTAGE? Research shows that body fat measure is a better indicator of health than weight. Our fat measurement tool serves as your at home body fat analyzer.EASY TO USE! Simply click the body fat caliper to your skin and get an accurate measuring of your bodyfat. This h...
Yes high volume noises or long durations at lower volumes can be damaging to anyone's hearing. These effects are cumulative over time. Fortunately it was the one and only time the dog has run out during a show and the amount of time it was on stage was minimal... ~15 seconds as you can see. So it should hopefully be no worse off than you or I in a similar situation.
I highly recommend anyone / everyone wear ear plugs at shows either way! A pair of Hero's are relatively cheap and allow you to still hear the music with minimal loss to experience: https://www.amazon.com/Hearos-Earplugs-High-Fidelity-Free/dp/B000V9PKZA
A better prank:
There are different brands of dildos that "come". Here's a great list of squirting dildos and even a squirting cocksleeve! Be aware that most of these are PVC, with the exception of The Semenette (medical grade silicone!) and one or two others I believe.
Also, Bad Dragon has a "cumtube" option on all of their dildos, which are also medical grade silicone and come in different sizes. They're mostly fantasy animal oriented dildos (and they're amazing quality), but they have a regular dildo called "The Ultimate Fantasy".
Tagging /u/cmkn, /u/kinkyghost, /u/blueblast88, /u/Radica1Faith and /u/Pattyooooooo here too.
If any of you are looking for a more realistic cum lube option besides the crappy Bad Dragon stuff (terrible lube, don't buy it, I recommended it once long ago but nooooo), follow these directions I gave to people who were looking for some realistic dildos and/or realistic lube options for play:
>Now, onto the edible fake cum! You can use this with the cumtube as well! This one is great for body shots, facials, or just for straight up swallowing. ;)
>1 cup water
>2 tablespoons cornstarch
>1 pasteurized egg white (Pasteurized is important if you want to swallow this stuff!)
>1 tablespoon plain yogurt (make sure it's plain if an AFAB person is putting these anywhere near their genitals, if they're not putting it near their genitals though, you can use vanilla yogurt for a more pronounced, bold vanilla flavour)
>A pinch of salt
>Dissolve cornstarch in ¼ cup of water and set aside. Bring the remaining water and a pinch of salt to a simmer in a small saucepan, then stir the cornstarch to redissolve it and stir it in. Simmer and stir the mixture for about two minutes, it will be very thick. Cool the mixture thoroughly. If you don't let it cool the egg will get cooked. If you are impatient, set the pan in a bowl of ice and stir to speed the cooling. When cool, stir in the egg white and yogurt. Mix thoroughly with a wire whisk until smooth. Add 1/4 a teaspoon of vanilla extract, maybe a drop more, for a bit of vanilla sweetness when you add the egg white in there! Make whatever volume you want. It should stay good for a few days in the fridge too, so you can get multiple uses out of a batch. If you need to warm it up for use, heat up some water (NOT boiling, just hot) on the stove and put the cold bowl into the hot water and let it warm up the mixture. Stir once in awhile. You don't want to cook the egg whites, just warm up the mixture. Another interesting thing you could do is add some Stevia flavour drops, you can find them under "water enhancers" on Amazon and other online stores, and they have everything from Root beer flavour to lemon, cherry, etc. You could essentially have whatever flavour fake cum you wanted, although I'm a real fan of the vanilla, something about it is just tried and true for me. :D This is the absolute best fake cum recipe out there, it's what a lot of professionals use!
If you're alright with not eating the stuff, you could just buy J-Lube and add some titanium dioxide, the thing that makes Bad Dragon's cumlube white in the first place.
Finally, if anybody is alright with a gif of a big ol' horse dildo (sorry, couldn't find any other models showing it), here is one of Bad Dragon's cumlube equipped model dildos in action!
Eh, I think the key to good stool is soluble fiber (found in apples, oatmeal, psyllium husk, etc), not protein. And a rectal douche can probably clean out the relevant anatomy with less trouble than what you're describing. You're also telling people to shove things in their ass when they're not turned on, which sounds like a bad idea to me.
Here's my typical advice on the subject:
As Dan Savage likes to say: since you wouldn't have oral sex with a mouth full of food, then don't have anal sex with an ass full of poop! Your rectum is the "outbox" of your digestive tract, and it's conveniently about the length of a penis. Whether or not your rectum has stuff in it has a lot to do with diet, with a bit of random chance. You or your partner can put a finger in your ass before going all-in to check the status. If you've had a BM recently and don't feel like you need to go, you're more likely to be in the clear. There are also extra steps you can take to keep clean, though!
Short term prep: anal douche, NOT enema. Anal douching is simply rinsing out your rectum with some water. Since the rectum is about the length of an erect penis, that's the main area you need to worry about. Using a bulb/bottle, rinse with a few ounces of warm water until it comes out clean. The rectum is meant to be empty (unless you need to poop); the rest of your digestive system is not. Do not do an enema to prep for anal sex.
Longer-term prep (at least a day before): eat psyllium husk as your fiber source. For some reason it clumps your stool into the perfect texture so that nothing is left behind. I take it daily and most BMs are followed by one clean wipe. Aim for at least 5 g of husk fiber per day, ramp up to 10 g if you like. Stay hydrated since it tends to soak up water. The easiest fix is to take capsules, though you'll need to take at least a half dozen of them. You can also blend the actual husks into a smoothie as an ingredient. Psyllium husk is also the active ingredient in Metamucil, which is expensive and has a bunch of sugar in it. I've never used that product, but I imagine it's convenient. Other healthy-poop options are apples & oatmeal - these are all good sources of both soluble & insoluble fiber.
This works much better and can be done safely at home. I have ear wax problems in one ear and this is what my otolaryngologist uses.
Same. The more aroused I am the easier it is. The husband is really great at combining foreplay with a gentle push pull motion until he's there. He always waits for me to give the go ahead (usually I just say, "fuck me" or something) before he starts pounding away.
I don't douche, I just pay attention when I poop. If I wipe clean the first time, I consider myself good to go. I am good to go 90% of the time since I take psyillum husk daily (though I dont take as much as it recommends).
Maybe it is because we've been together since highschool, but if I don't feel clean down there I will tell him I destroyed the toilet earlier that day lol.
Right? Just take some of these with your other daily vitamins and then you’ll never be dirty again 😇
Jlube. It's a powder that you mix with water and it produces exactly this effect.
Your savior has arrived...
You need J Lube.
It's a powder that you mix with water to make lube... Very very cheap way to make lots of body-safe lube at whatever consistency you like.
You can get it from amazon:
...or from agricultural stores...
The smartest thing you can take to a concert. You might think you look dumb but hearing loss is no joke. Especially if you plan to continue a career reviewing music.
And for ~$15 you can get a nice reusable pair that will let you hear everything without permanent hearing loss.
Anybody else into period sex? It blows my mind how many girls I talk to who are like "yeah, my ex wouldn't fuck me on my period". Like wtf, are that many guys really that afraid of blood? I fucking love it, granted I've got a blood kink and most girls aren't willing to cut you/get cut. I thinks its because I hate when people try to pretend sex is something civilized, trying to dress it up in dating apps and waxing and condoms and all that shit. Once there's blood involved, you have officially stepped of the Making-Love train, you are now FUCKING, like animals. Its the shit. Also if pulling halfway out and seeing your dick covered in blood doesn't make your heart race, you're a fucking sociopath.
Also quick shoutout to under-mattress restraints like these
Super quick and easy if you're in a hurry and don't want to tie a bunch of fucking knots. Picked some up and tested them out on my fuckbuddy who does circus/acrobat shit. I'd been backpacking in Glacier for a month and was too exhausted to jerk off most days, I came so hard i was actually worried my dick was going to explode. She texted me later saying "If you're going to slap me around and make me cum a bunch of times, we can't fuck before I go to work, I'm literally retarded right now" lol. Stay frosty lads
Forced orgasm is just that - an orgasm brought on by unrelenting stimulation to the genitals. I don't know that there is really a best way that covers everyone since everyone's bodies are unique and respond differently.
Part of forced orgasms is that you just have to accept that there will be over stimulation and sensitivity can be uncomfortable but on the otherside of it is an amazing release. I describe it like a process of working and pushing past it.
Tips for staying quiet? Gag. We got a mouthguard over the mouth panel gag harness that has been super great with dampening sounds. We don't have kids, but live in an apartment. I'm sure our neighbors love us >.> but really we try to be respectful and quiet.
We use under the matress restraints. https://www.amazon.com/Sportsheets-Under-Bed-Restraint-System/dp/B000VHH5DW They come with velcro cuffs, but we have our own leather ones we clip to them. We also got climbing clips to make attaching and detaching easier. Super easy to install and you can easily hide under the matress or remove when not in use. They're affordable and well constructed imo.
But as for not getting anything new, using bondage tape to hogtie or restrict movement is fine.
session length depends on the person... how long it takes you to get there is how long it takes. that is the same with any subsequential orgasms.
word of caution - you can experience microtears and abrasions to the clit and urethra which can make you vulnerable to infections like UTI. make sure you hydrate and keep the area clean with good after care.
I'll be honest, I have ear wax issues. Despite others here saying wax is SUPPOSED to drain from the ear, mine does not. I've had issues my whole life. I don't use Q-tips because I was also told it was bad.
When I can tell my ears are getting bad, I will use hydrogen peroxide (
HO2H2O2), of which you can buy a lifetime supply of for $1. That with a bulb to force water in usually helps for the average person. I like this method just to listen to all the fizzing. It's like pop in your ear.
Every once in a while I need to go to the doctor to get my ears cleaned. I only do this when I'm losing hearing though since it can get pretty expensive. They use a squirt bottle to with a small funnel on the end and force warm water into your ear. This is the result. Gross as all get out, warning you.
I recently bought the tool they use on Amazon, but there is something that the doctor does a lot better than me. They can get a lot of nasty gunk out of there.
In summary, warm water with force, and funny chemicals. All much better than a Q-tip.
You've got two options: spreader bars or external restraints (i.e. tie legs to bedposts). There are some convoluted rope ties that would work, but since it sounds like you're relatively new, how about something cheap and easy like this:
>would have no way to conceal it
Spreader bars don't have to look like spreader bars. Wooden dowel from Home Depot + two eye hooks. Remove eye hooks when not in use, throw the entire thing into a pvc pipe. (or just use a pvc pipe with holes drilled in it). Bam, discrete spreader bar for well under $10.
Ask and thous shalt receive.
toss some of these packs in an airtight jar with your bud for longer term storage https://www.amazon.com/Boveda-62-Percent-2-Way-Humidity-Control/dp/B00JV27MF4?th=1
"I swear to god, Swen! Two large creatures appeared, put me in a bag, then did tests to me, there were bright lights and stuff, it was awful!"
"Ya, sure. You smell like alcohol again."
Or you can just buy the concentrated powder and reconstitute it yourself. 10oz of powder makes 6-8 gallons of lube, so you can fill a 55 gallon drum for only $130. Such savings!
This may be helpful for your lack of lube prolbem.
J-Lube. It’s a powdered form of the lubricant they use to assist in the birthing of horses and cows. Gallons of lube for less than $20.
The website says. “10oz plastic bottle with shaker top makes 6-8 gallons of lubricant” -- and its only 13 bucks.
People swear by it for large insertions also. But since that's not your goal may not be useful in that manor.
Here's a link
I got a bidet. Changed my life, no exaggeration. Wipe first for the big stuff, then use bidet fully, then wipe again one time to get the water off. My toilet paper usage is way down, and my butthole is never agitated and sore.
I also take soluble fiber pills to make it be normal coming out. It's no big deal to me like it is to you. Taking 3-6 of them a day is way easier than trying to incorporate some traditional food into my diet. The fact that it's soluble is fine. There is a definite difference in the solidness due to the fiber pills.
Edit: added a link to the bidet I got.
There's something on Amazon called an Elephant Ear. $30 seems a little much for a plastic bottle and some tubing, but it's got to be cheaper than a doctor. I've used mine three times in three years and each time, out plopped an impressive, firm wad of ear gunk along with a little "pop!", followed by deliciously crisp hearing. It's awesome.
At this point, I look forward to impacted wax just to get the satisfaction of cleaning it out.
I haven't personally tried bad dragon lube, but I've heard nothing but bad reviews on it, mostly that's its "sticky" and not "lubey" lol.
If you have a farm store of some type nearby, I recommend poly lube...its a veterinary grade lubricant that comes as a powder that you mix with water. For $20 you can have 5 gallons worth of lube! (Or, y'know a years worth of lube bc don't mix it all at once). it's water-based so safe to use with silicone toys. It's all I use now.
Edit: [this stuff] ( http://animalsafety.neogen.com/en/ideal-animal-health-polylube).
[Available on Amazon here] (https://www.amazon.ca/Jorvet-J0109-J-Lube-Obstetrics-10-Ounce/dp/B006G2S17A/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1488172074&amp;sr=8-1-fkmr0&amp;keywords=polylube+obstetrics+lube). But honestly it was much cheaper instore so might be worth shopping around before buying online. I got it from UFA (Alberta Canada, lol), but any farm or veterinary store should carry it. It's also called j-lube.
No link on these since I came up with them myself. I can probably make an album this weekend though if there is interest. I'll link the products I use below. As far as how I make them, I just use a blender. I put the liquids (milk and oil) in first, then the frozen berries followed by all the powders, and finally the spinach. I blend it until everything is homogeneous then I add in the oats and pulse a few times just to combine them without pulverizing them. This is not a smooth shake like you might get from a smoothy place. There are bits of of spinach (although quite tiny) and the seeds from the berries. The oats are mostly whole still. I prefer it like that and feel that it helps prevent any possible stomach issues since there is some whole food for your stomach to work on instead of pure liquid. You could always blend it longer to get a smoother texture, but it will start to warm up since there is no ice.
I also add the following for my exercise supplements
I will also sometimes put in a scoop of fiber if I think about it (I LOVE MYOFiber, but any fiber is good). You can also sub out peanut butter for the flax oil. It's still healthy fats, but you miss out on a lot of the benefits of high lignan flax, particularly the Omegas. You can also tailor it a bit to your needs. If you want a carb heavy version, swap the milk for OJ. Want less calories? Swap the milk for water and cut the oil in half. Prefer chocolate? Change the whey flavor and use a banana instead of the berries. etc. etc.
Okay, here we go. First of all, good job having safe sex but let this scare be the motivation to have safer sex, i.e. get on some birth control on top of the condom use. There are a variety of options and is cost/parents are an issue go to your local Planned Parenthood to go over your options. :)
That being said I understand what you are going through right now. A lot of what you're describing is what I suspect not pregnancy just because it'd be crazy early to be getting signs of being pregnant. I'm thinking you're just being hypersensitive to things because you're stressed and worried. Google is hell for people who suspect unwanted pregnancy, haha. If it would make you feel better, take a test, but I'm not sure it'd pick up on pregnancy this early so it may be a waste of time.
I would buy a pack of these for the future to have on hand for possible scares like this one down the road. They're cheap, work, and it's nice to not have to worry about picking up a test at the store when you're already stressed, especially with you being so young. I would also pick up the morning after pill to have on hand. Not now because it is not an abortion pill and will not work if you're already pregnant and you can only take it up to 72 hours after your sexual encounter, but again, good to have on hand.
Overall, however, if your condom didn't break then I'd say your chances are slim to nil that you actually are pregnant.
I would also take this as an opportunity to talk to your partner about unwanted pregnancy. Would you want to adopt, get an abortion? It's your decision, but would you have your partner's support both emotionally and possibly financially? Would he want to keep it? These are important questions that I think it's important to ask your partner.
If you have any more questions, ask. I've been in your shoes before and know how it feels.
So I've done a lot of mopping in my day. Over 2 decades combined working at vet clinics and restaurants, both of which are mopped daily.
Throw out the cheap sponge mops, twirl mops and gimmicky mops. Get a mop bucket with a wringer and a mop handle with a detachaable, washable mop head. I prefer the plastic attachment to the metal on the mop. I've seen the metal get all rusty. This is the mop bucket I got.. It's decent, just feels a little cheap compared to the more commercial ones I'm used to. I would rather a bucket like this which is more sturdy, but I was trying to save money.
For mop heads, do yourself a favor and spend a couple extra dollars and get the kind with the loopy ends that are stitched across like this, instead of the ones that are all loose and cut like this.. The loose ones come apart in the washing machine and get all tangled. I like to have 2 mop heads that I rotate.
Now for the mopping. Make sure you sweep/vacuum before mopping. I find dust mops work best for cleaning up fur and hair. Use hot water in the bucket, and the add your cleaner according to the instructions on the bottle. I've used Pinesol/Mr. Clean/Lysol all with about the same results. Thoroughly wet your mop and then ring it out in the mop bucket. Mop your floors in an figure eight pattern going with the grain of the wood for wood/laminate floors. For wood and laminate floors, it's important not to have too wet of a mop. You do not want puddles of water on your floor as this can damage the floors in the long run. Rewet and ring out the mop frequently.
If I have time, I will sometimes go over my floors a second time with something like Pledge floor cleaner. for shine. These cleaners are not meant to be diluted with water, but applied directly to the floors.
This is not the most exciting video, but it shows the two cleaner process I use as well. You may notice that her mop head attachment is rusted, and she does not use the loopy mop head. Obviously it's not wrong, I just prefer slightly different tools. (She does have the better mop bucket).
If you are a visual learner, there are a bunch of YouTube videos with professional cleaners showing good mopping techniques.
62 is really thick if you're soldering PCBs/components. I guess if you're just soldering wire to wire or wire to connector, 62 would be fine. I have a roll of 62 and 31. I mostly use the 62 to tin.
Also, use a sponge. Don't just go around flicking your excess solder/flux. It is, of course, very hot. I burned myself a few weeks ago and the wound is just now almost healed.
I got that exact third hand thing on Amazon for like 6 bucks here. It makes soldering significantly easier (most of the time). It even has a magnifying glass arm for PCB soldering.
You can buy the same pregnancy tests used in hospitals on Amazon for $.33 each!
1 - realize that this diet means serious business when we say drop the fucking carbs. Make it a rule to stay under 20 a day, and then you can gradually work your way up after being in ketosis for awhile. This is where ketostix do come in handy, if say you cheat one day and have 30g of carbs, but aren't sure if it knocked you out or not (otherwise you don't "need" them - if you're eliminating carbs you're in ketosis)
2 - eat fats to satiety, no magic number
3 - proteins are the next "goldilocks" number - too much and it'll turn into carbs, too little and you won't maintain muscle (if you're trying to tone up at all). The keto calculators should definitively answer the specifics here for your body weight.
4 - I highly recommend some form of electrolyte/vitamin supplementation. This should be a mandatory sticky - if you are avoiding most of the bad fruits (because they're bags of sugar and carbs for the most part) and eating real/good/clean food, you'll be getting way less salt than the average processed food consuming American. I recommend these - http://www.amazon.com/Emergen-C-Electro-Mix-Lemon-Lime-30-count/dp/B002HWRY5S this is way more economical as opposed to Powerade Zero. If you feel like crap and are getting cramps, you need to replenish them electrolytes (especially if exercising). Another good way to up the salt intake I've read a lot of folks here do is simply to drink a few tablespoons of beef broth a day (plus other good minerals in there).
5 - my personal rule I'll share to help, as it helped me the most - No cheat meals by myself, period. Resist the temptation to pull over and get fast food now because you're "soooo hungry". This frees me up to have the occasional dinner out / dinner date and not be guilty about it. Life happens, you will want to enjoy yourself, and you should, if you've been strict and honest with yourself about no cheat meals on your own.
6 - I hope you like avocado, bacon, and spinach. Those are my 3 staples I eat pretty much every day, despite them getting very boring, I really love eating them all together still. Avocado is very important because of the fat content + fiber, and so is spinach/broccoli. Keto is cutting out bread entirely, so you have to get your fiber from healthy vegetables, or you'll notice you'll be in constipationland, population you, very quick.
Keep calm and keto on.
Not exactly related, but some tips I've found helpful:
Feeling Dehydrated? These do the trick! I drink at least one packet a day and it works wonders.
Constipated? Spoonfuls of flaxseed or chia seeds help (they're low calorie and have only fiber & good fats). Psyllium Husk Powder is also pretty effective. Having trouble washing it down? I mix 2tbsp of powder with 3-4tbsps of heavy cream, dash of cinnamon, maybe some splenda and its like eating oatmeal.
Don't notice any progress? Keep calm and keto on. Have faith, log your food in MFP, and take progress pics. You look at yourself in the mirror everyday. Sometimes, its hard to see the progress. Sometimes, it doesn't show on the scale. But, damnit, this diet works. Stay under 20g of carbs and run a daily calorie deficit and youre bound to lose some weight.
Lastly, enjoy the improved energy and focus after your body adapts. It' wonderful and probably my favorite part of keto. If you feel off, you're probably just dehydrated.
Best of luck!
Ok, this might be a lengthy response so I apologize! In the "before picture" I had done P90X all the way through about 2-3 times. I was getting tired of doing the same thing and wanted to know more about how lifting worked and how it could change my body. I joined a gym and started going every day and working on my own routines. I've bumped around a lot in terms of weekly splits, rep/set numbers, etc. What I usually do now is this:
Week 1: This week I focus on working up until failure. I usually do a warm up set (something I can do 10 reps pretty easily with), then do 3-4 more sets adding more and more weight with each set. I go until failure for every one, and on the last set (as soon as I fail) I drop back down to my warm-up weight and go until failure again. I do this with pretty much every exercise for this week. I do the muscle groups highlighted below for this week, so usually one major group a day.
Week 2: I usually like to do a 3-Day split, so Chest/Back, Legs/Abs, Shoulders/Arms. I'll do these two times a week, with one day being a designated "heavy day", where I work up to a one rep max, and one designated "light day", where I usually do more reps (usually 10, 15, 15, and 20 if I'm doing four sets of something). I like to do more compound movements on heavy days, and more isolation/body weight movements on light days.
Week 3: This week I divide up into a Heavy/Medium/Light split with 3 muscle groups a day. So Heavy Chest/Medium Shoulder/Light Tricep or Heavy Back/Medium Bicep/Light Legs. I then just switch up the order of these and do them 2 more times that week, so for example it would be Monday- Heavy Chest/Medium Shoulder/Light Tricep but then on Wednesday it would be Heavy Tricep/Medium Chest/Light Shoulder, and so on. Does that make sense? Sorry if that's tricky to understand! Usually for "medium" things I do 8-12 reps, and "light" I do 15-20 in this week.
Week 4: This week I usually just mess around with supersets and drop sets! Not much order going on here, haha.
These are some of the exercises I do for my muscle groups!
Monday (Chest/Calves): Incline Bench, Flat Bench Dumbbell Chest Press (superset with a Dumbbell Fly - loooong holds), Decline Cable Fly, Flat Cable Crossover, Incline Cable Fly, Hammer Strength Chest Press, Chest Dips. For calves, my favorite exercise is to take a step-up platform (I think that's what they're called) and put it at the Smith Machine. I put some weight on the bar and stand so my heels/feet are hanging slightly off the back of the platform and then I raise up. I also like to do calf raises on the leg press, and seated calf raises too!
Tuesday (Back/Abs): Deadlifts, Sumo Deadlifts, Hyperextensions, Bent Over Rows (both underhand and overhand grip) usually superset with a One-Arm Dumbbell Row, Hammer Strength Rows, Wide Pull-Ups (I used to climb a lot and these helped a ton), Close Grip Pull-Ups, Cable Rows, Lat Pulldowns (I do regular as well as reverse grip on these, I also sometimes like to take the handles vs the bar and pulldown as well!) I'll write my ab routine on Sunday (below).
Wednesday (Legs/Calves): Squats, Box Squats, Hack Squats (usually lighter weight but a huge hold at the bottom), Leg Extensions (superset with lying Leg Curls), Leg Press (I usually finish with this, I don't like it as much as squats), Walking Lunges (I grab a pair of dumbbells and go to town on the track, usually doing 100-150 lunges).
Thursday (Shoulders/Abs): Military Press, Arnold Press, Dumbbell Front Raises, Dumbbell Lateral Raises, Cable Upright Rows, Cable Lateral Raises, Shrugs, Bent Over Lateral Raises.
Friday (Arms/Calves): Barbell Curls, Preacher Curls, Cable Forearm Curls, Side Hammer Curls, 21's (curl from the bottom to halfway 7 times, from halfway to the top 7 times, then the full ROM 7 times), Negative Curls (if you have a partner, this is a great one that gives a delicious pump! Have them push down as you are bringing the weight back down, and fight their push), Incline Skull Crushers, Rope Tricep Extensions, Dumbbell Tricep Kickbacks, Seated Overhead Tricep Press, Dips.
Saturday (The Big Three): Why, Squat/Bench/Deadlift, of course! I usually work up to 1 rep max on these and pyramid back down.
Sunday (Cardio/Abs): I usually swim for a half hour or so. I do slight cardio every day, usually about 10 minutes. For abs I really like to do weighted things, and then once I can't do any more I drop the weight and start doing just bodyweight. For abs my favorite things are Hanging Leg Raises, Decline Sit-Ups, V-Crunches, Windshield Wipers, Cable Crunches, Kayak Twist (I think that's what it's called), Oblique V-Ups, Dumbbell Decline Twists.
As far as my diet goes, I haven't quite figured out how to tailor calories/macros to fit my body yet, but plan to do that soon. I eat pretty healthy but once or twice a week I like to eat Dominoes cheesy bread or pecan pie or something. I usually just try to get about 2800-3000 calories in, and get about 250 or so grams of protein. Then the rest of the day I fill the rest with carbs/fats. My day is usually set up like this:
Breakfast: 2 Eggs, 4 whites, 1/2 cup oats, blueberries.
Mid-Day Snack: Almonds (Salt and Vinegar are awesome), protein shake
Lunch: Tuna or ground turkey with broccoli or spinach
Mid-Afternoon Snack: Quest Bar, Cottage Cheese with grapes or something
Dinner: Chicken or tilapia with vegetables and quinoa/rice
All in all, it's usually pretty clean but I'm not a guy who will shove clean eating down your throat. I do it because I like buying things kind of basic, I've never really liked chips/poptarts/etc. and I've always eaten this way. Not saying this is the "right way to do things", if you know how to track macros right, you can eat what you want and get great results. Just wanted to throw that out there just in case people might bash me!
As far as supplements go, keep it simple. No, and I repeat NO supplement is going to be some "miracle pill". Trust me, last year I spent 200$ on a month supply of Shredz like a sucker. Stuff like that's not worth your money. Spend it on food. Anywho, I take 5g of creatine a day (check this out, its what I use) and a scoop of whey protein after my workout (I use Gold Standard if anyone's interested). I also drink green tea every morning and take psyllium husk powder (for fiber) every day.
Well, that's about it! Give yourselves time and keep going, push yourself every day, and never lose sight of your goals! :)
Yep. I have really waxy ears, and they once got so clogged that I couldn't hear. Doctor used one of these to clean it out and it worked great. You can buy them for less than the cost of the doctor visit (but it was worth it to learn about this).
Oil is a no-no if you want to use condoms. There are more frugal lubes around than the normal drug store kind. You could order J-lube and have lube for a very long time without having to pay for it again.
Original product is titled: J-Lube
Original product located at: Amazon J-lube
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Last Seen: September 9, 2017
Pricing: $16.95 - $18.95 USD
FUN FACT: Mixed portions of J-lube should only be kept 3 weeks maximum, before a new batch is prepared.
TIPS: Having worked as a veterinarian, here are some tips for mixing:
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99% Isopropyl Alcohol + toothbrush
link to Walgreens
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If you want a serious answer, there is usually much more raw emotion involved not to mention the potential years of experience. My first experience with an older woman was when I was 17, it was one of my mom's friends from church who came over for a church party but she ended up getting mom-wasted (catholics lol) and I was just sitting in my room reading some Jack Kerouac when there was a bang at my bedroom door and I cautiously answered and it was my mom's hot friend, sloppy drunk and holding a camera asking me to take a photo of her and I was kinda confused, so I said okay and when I turned the camera on the gallery came up and I couldn't help but notice that the gallery was FULL of nudes, milf nudes, and this lady was widowed for a few years so I didn't know who they were for, but the moment she saw I noticed she smiled in that sassy devious mom way, and my 6-times-a-day masturbation schedule and complete perpetual horniness led to our mutual coitus, just a floor above where my mom and the rest of the local catholic church was drinking and singing!
A lot of older women, especially divorcees, are suffering from two awful ailments: constant menopausal horniness and the need for masculine validation as they enter their true middle age. It's truly painful to see such lovely and beautiful women suffering as they struggle through a mentally-taxing and depressing period in one's life alone: middle age. Therefor I've made it a goal of mine to help as many milfs as I can, in any way possible but preferably by letting them shit on my chest and playing mother-son incest roleplay.
Actually, another advantage of banging moms is that they're often willing to do things that jaded college girls won't do. They've been in the fucking game for 20+ years and have seen and done it all, and are more than willing to cross the line and do very kinky things. Actually whether this a result of boredom or experience I will never know but I definitely appreciate and love the fact that a 45 year old woman, who has put three kids through college and worked a corporate job, loves nothing more than letting me shove pill casings full of hot sauce, vinegar, and salt up her asshole until she shits out the whole filthy steaming mixture all over herself and me and if that isn't true love than I don't know what is.
2 years ago I was 185lbs at 6'7". I started to gain muscle by talking to multiple trainers at multiple gyms and types of training. It comes down to high weight, low reps. Check out 5x5 Stronglifts if you are somewhat of a beginner/novice. It has a great way to plow through plateaus and will make you work on full-body exercises. For tall guys like us, youtube was a huge help in form for stuff like squats and deadlifts. Back to the weight gain: https://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-Serious-Protein-Chocolate/dp/B000GIPJ0M/ref=sr_1_6_s_it?s=hpc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1493038492&amp;sr=1-6&amp;keywords=weight%2Bgainer&amp;th=1 This stuff helps a bunch! Not sure how healthy yada yada yada..but it worked to get me to 235. Hope any of this helps.
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SO and I arent really into BDSM or anything crazy, but its fun to tie up your partner. I wont go into too much detail... amazon has a lot of reviews on the product that all are more detailed then i have the time to write. well worth the $35.
>The money is probably better spent on higher quality diet. You’ll build more actual muscle rather than just surrounding your tissue with water. $30/mo buys you steak instead of ground beef, and that’s about what you’d be spending on quality creatine.
What, no... just... what are you talking about?
First of all, creatine increases the volume of water INSIDE your muscle cells.
2nd of all here's 200 days worth of quality creatine for less than $20
Any health food store or vitamin/supplement store should have them. They're used legitimately by people who buy their own vitamins/herbs/etc in bulk. Nobody would look twice at you.
You can also get them on amazon for cheap: http://www.amazon.com/Empty-Gelatin-Capsules-Size--1000/dp/B000ACUJRW/ref=sr_1_1
Pledge floor wax, under plastic wineglasses from Walmart to keep the dust out while drying.
Put the pledge into a dropper bottle, you can apply a drop directly to the area you want to work with and push around with a brush. Because it takes a few minutes to dry, it self levels out the brush strokes, but you should cover it while drying to keep clean of dust and hair.
Use as protective layer, mix with paint as glaze, apply before doing chipping, or seal whole mini and then airbrush, because overspray is much easier to remove from clear coat than from paint.
Thin coats, and try to leave surface level while it dries, since it dries slower than other products, you don't want it sliding down hill.
Frankly it has so many uses I'm still exploring.
Use anywhere you would use lahmian medium, and most places you would use ardcoat. It's about seventy times cheaper, so you can afford to experiment.
I believe its going by "Pledge Floor Gloss" now. Pledge 11182 Revive It Floor Gloss, 27 Ounce, Clear Transparent Liquid https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000ARPH4C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_mdqtDbTEVY54R
Is something I bought recently for use with my girlfriend. It's trivially easy to escape from if someone really wants to(you just need to pull back on the length adjuster with a finger and then you and undo the velcro with teeth or the metal clasp with a finger), yet it is very good if she wants to be restrained.
You can pull her legs/arms to the sides or above/below her in any combination.
We have used it 2-3 times now. One of the best things is to just make her wear the wrist/ankle-cuffs the entire night. She says it makes her feel very submissive to have the cuff always there and the clasps dangling.
I'm like you- always hypotensive, former college athlete, low resting HR- and I'll go horizontal every so often in freak circumstances like you did. Got the workup, all they found was a 1st degree AV block that probably was not the culprit. But! While the cardiologist said she couldn't point the finger at anything specific, she suggested that I may have a propensity towards low electrolyte levels and should try to avoid drinking pure water when I feel wonky and shoot for Gatorade or something similar instead. Now I put half a packet of this lovely shit in my water bottle before my shift and it works like a charm. Even cuts back on motion sickness in the rig. Give it a shot, I heartily recommend it.
Basically, yeah! I started getting serious about carving out an hour at night to work out. At school, it’s easier because I lived right above the gym. And then, I had two servings of a mass gainer everyday in the morning and at night. There was just no way I was eating enough and I found it easier to just drink my meals.
OPTIMUM NUTRITION Serious Mass Weight Gainer Protein Powder, Chocolate, 12 Pound https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GIPJ0M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_vOzwDbGB5F7M9
I have the same problem. Ended up finding this thing on Amazon. It's the same one my doctor uses every time I go in to have my ears cleaned, so I figure, why not save myself the hassle of an appointment with the doctor and spend the $30 to do it myself. Mayhaps it will help you, as well.
Silicone lube is great for condoms; while the condom company may not test it (and some often do; a lot of the pre-lubed condoms actually come with silicone lube), the lubricant company certainly will (otherwise, their labeling on the package that says "Safe for use with latex condoms" would get them sued all to hell as soon as a rubber failed).
They're also great for toys, so long as your toy isn't also made of silicone. That $150 bad dragon dildo? Not gonna work out. That $20 jelly dick from the sex store down the street? It'll be fine (but I'd still recommend you wrap it up in a condom, the plasticizers used to make gel toys are scary and can off gas for a long time). I've seen some people recommend wrapping silicone toys in condoms, and that makes them safe with silicone lube, but I'd be super cautious about that.
As a side note to /u/travisthemonkey: I really don't know if I would recommend silicone lubes for anal sex. A lot of people swear by it, but I'm not personally a fan. Water-based lubes tend to feel more slick and slippery, which is great for the bottom but some tops don't enjoy it as well. Conversely, silicone lubes feel a little more frictiony, so the top may enjoy it more but the bottom won't.
In any case, I really don't recommend Astroglide for anal sex. I find it to be a bit too runny and it doesn't really work out too well if it doesn't stay where you put it. I prefer a product called J-Lube, which seems odd but it's been used for years. We pre-mix it in batches of 8oz or so (which takes a ridiculously small amount of powder) and it lasts for about a month or so.
BD lube is water based so you should be able to thin it out before use.
You should also think about getting some jlube mix and food-grade titanium dioxide pigment to just make your own cumlube in large quantities with the thickness you desire.
Just one $20 bottle of that stuff can make up to 8 gallons of sticky cum-like lube. It's effectively the same stuff as what BD sells and it was also used as the xenomorph slime in the Aliens films!
Well, first you'll need to get some restraints. These are really good for beginners and at 14 dollars that's a hell of a bargain, I paid like 40 for mine.
Then, just ask him what he wants specifically and fulfill to the best of your ability. Communication is key here. For instance he might want to be tied a certain way (those restraints give quite a few options), he might prefer a certain style (hard vs soft), he might like toys like feathers. Don't be afraid to ask him what he likes and what he wants from the experience. Do your best to make him feel comfortable sharing this moment with you. Guys can be self conscious about this type of thing sometimes and the more he feels like you're willing to be accommodating and the less he feels like you may think it's weird or off putting or whatever, the better. I'm not saying you would do that intentionally, just that it's important that he feels comfortable and like you're both having fun with it.
As for surprising him, maybe get the bed all set up and ready to go with the restraints, light some candles if you want, throw on something sexy and tell him you have a surprise for him in the bedroom. But that's really up to you and what you feel comfortable with and what you think he'd like.
Anything else you might like to know about this from a guys perspective, just ask.
Use Amazon if you can though. They generally have everything you need and at a much cheaper price than other online sex toy or bondage sites. Like this, for instance. Same item, shipped new from the manufacturer, half the price.
That is where I do all my bdsm shopping.
Hmm, going through the thread you are more vanilla, which something everyone seems to be missing.
Here are some of my favorite things to do that are simple and sexy:
Tie her hands behind her back (crossed or parallel). Use rope and do it slowly (and I mean fucking slow!). Make it sensual as you stand behind her wrapping each coil of rope around her wrists. Pause, keep one hand holding the ropes and the other with a firm grasp under chin, and lightly nibble on her ear. Finish off the tie. Obviously you can't fuck her missionary, but you can bend her over something: table, counter, or even your bed and fuck her hard from behind. Make sure to use her helplessness to your advantage with proper foreplay.
Frogtie her (ankles to calves). This is a great position and opens her up for penetration. If your worried about her arms try a box tie where her arms bent at right angles behind her back. This will be more comfortable considering.
Tying her spread eagle to the bed. Simple and effective. Make sure you use the proper knot that you have seen so it doesn't cut off circulation. An alternative to this the under the bed restraint system. Works like a charm.
Don't be afraid to experiment! Bending her over and having your way with her is a great place to start, but make it unique. Surprise her when she gets home (talk to her beforehand to avoid having the same thing happen to you by a man named Bubba in county).
Let me know what you think and I can see what else is out there!
Yes! I remember someone saying they were basically the same tests used at clinics.
I have a bag of the Wondfo strips, too ...just in case! I don't feel so guilty (price-wise) testing myself every couple of months or so when I think something is "off".
Just Amazon. I think it was like $8 for 500 and $12 for 1000.
I am such a damn lightweight that 3 or 4 hits off of a half full trench will get me to an  easily. I end up using 1 of these capsules about 5 times before it's a nice brown AVB.
Hit it, scoop it back up from the trench into the capsule and close it off. The main supply stays in 1 mason jar, AVB caps in another jar, and the travel supply is in an empty 5 hour energy bottle.
Here's an amazon link to the floor polish you're looking for. It's the same stuff, they just took the "future" off the packaging.
Pledge floor polish https://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Pledge-Floor-Multi-Surface-Finish/dp/B000ARPH4C/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1505500753&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=pledge+multi+surface+finish
Worked great on the loose ankle of my Mezco Commander Rogers 👍
Thirded. I love this stuff.
This is the Psyllium Husk that I take: https://www.amazon.com/Foods-Psyllium-Husk-500mg-Vcaps/dp/B0013OW2KS/ref=sr_1_sc_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1469630184&amp;sr=8-1-spell&amp;keywords=cyllium+husk
I find that it works way better than Metamucil or Citrucel. However, you have to be careful when starting a fiber regimen. I currently take 3 pills with every meal, but it is best to start low and increase the amount of fiber you consume over a period of weeks to avoid unwanted bloating and cramping.
Links to the products in the pictures:
Better Than Bouillon
The chicken flavor (2g carb/serving & sodium 29% DV) is my favorite, but they have other flavors too (the vegetable base only has 1g carb/serving).
Sometimes I add Sriracha (1g carb/tsp), garlic powder (2g carb/tsp) or a tablespoon of tomato paste (2g net carbs/Tbsp).
(potassium 15% DV/serving) I can usually find it at the grocery store for less than $3, and there's about 90 servings per can. I've tried some of the other potassium based salt substitutes and this one tastes the least like chemicals (it still doesn't taste good, but the benefits outweigh the flavor).
(1/4 tsp = magnesium 84% DV) There are a few different forms of edible magnesium salt. This type is hard to find in it's food-grade form, but it has the least offensive flavor IMO. Bonus; this form of magnesium is also used as gym chalk, so you can use any extra to dust your hands if you take up climbing ;)
Emergen-C Electro Mix
This is one of the few electrolyte mixes that doesn't have carbs, but does have a decent amount of potassium (most have potassium <3% DV, this one has potassium 12% DV). Bonus; it also contains calcium, manganese and chromium.
I found that I needed to make a bowl of salty broth about once or twice a day when I was starting out with the keto diet (to help with digestion, occasional muscle cramping, slight nausea, the habit of eating larger volumes of food, etc.). A few months into it I had throttled down my salt supplementation to about a two times a week. Of course, everyone's body and experience is different, so you should do what feels right for you.
For campsite music I can't recommend this thing enough. The most powerful portable speaker I could find and runs on 8-D batteries. Was $350 last year, down to $230 now:
Coleman EZ-UP, I realize this one's is on the more expensive side but in my experience Coleman products are really great at being truly waterproof, no need for extra tarps and this one has LED lighting built in so no need for lanterns, etc:
Sanuk shoes with yoga mat lining. Especially crucial on days 3 and 4:
Portable Battery for cell phone charging with tons of juice for several phone fill ups:
That's all I can think of for now, it really is great being fully prepared for this event :)
This thing is amazing. Watch some youtube videos of a doctor using it.
I have ear problems too and this powerful ear flusher works great. It's the same one doctors use.
I have weight gain shake. One serving, is 1250 calories with skimmed milk, 50g of protein. Excellent for when you really can't eat but know you must.
I have (inadvertently) tried to live off this stuff and let me tell you, you still need solid, nutritious food. Even if a little.
This is great for the morning after when you've had 2 hours sleep and feel shit.
Anyone got any suggestions for earplugs to wear during concerts? I was looking at some yesterday and through some amateur research (there was a thread on from r/LPT and head-fi.org), I came across these brands. Alpine, Hearos, DownBeats, and Etymotic. I had trouble figuring out which ones to get so I bought the Hearos because they seemed similar to the rest and they were the cheapest with Amazon Prime. But if anyone has any suggestions or comments, I'd like to read em.
Not TOTALLY relevant...but there's no need to buy those pregnancy tests at CVS when you could get these for ~$15 for 25 of them.
They save a lot of panics for missed periods, not to mention saving the hassle of seeing exes at CVS. :P
At this point, the only thing that is safe is to snort it. Either that, or you can compress it into pill form in these gel capsules and use them as suppositories (you know, up the ass).
> is there any way to make edibles that i basically cant mess up?
So you know how to make cannabutter?
Buy these: https://www.amazon.com/Empty-Gelatin-Capsules-Size-1000/dp/B000ACUJRW?th=1
Fill with a syringe: https://www.amazon.com/Straight-Glass-Medicine-Dropper-Calibrated/dp/B0071S5Y46/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=dropper&amp;qid=1557525098&amp;s=hpc&amp;sr=1-3&amp;th=1
Swallow pills with drink of choice.
Keep in fridge because you used butter. If you ever branch out to Tincture or Coconut oil, you can keep at room temp.
Mince it, put it in capsules, and swallow.
For the lazy
In capsule form
NOW Foods Psyllium Husk 500mg, 500 Vcaps https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013OW2KS/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_-1UyxbFEQHK2M
As I've been reminded, I have not done any dosage research so this first link may work, it may take more, for the true of heart and colon! As always, ask your doctor! Or guess and check, but just know I am not any kind of professional nor do I particularly know what I'm talking about :p
For the true of heart and colon
In powder form
NOW Foods Whole Psyllium Husk, 24 Ounce Bottle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000OSSUP0/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_tai_EQ0yxbYGKD38H
One of these OP
I'm glad you've spoken with your doctor about it. I found this article, but it seems to suggest all the stuff you've tried. I'm glad you've found that eating more meat helps.
You might try supplementing your diet with gelatin AND collagen may help (use both together). I like to add both powders to a daily smoothie with breakfast. That might allow you to eat some meat, while not feeling overwhelmed.
Also: does anyone else in your family have this? Apparently it can be a genetic condition.
For me (I have nails that split, but I don't have the issue of the free edge growing downward), using Nailtiques Formula 2 only on my nails (no color polish) for at least 6 weeks, and using their nail polish remover. After removing the nail protein, I wash my hands and make sure the nails get some water, then let them dry before filing and putting on fresh nail protein. Some people say letting nails get water, then using a nail protein, and using cuticle oil as a treatment regimen helps nails.
If you wear earplugs to sleep every night you may want to consider getting something like this (I know it's overpriced for what it is but aside from home-brewing a solution I couldn't find anything else like it).
I used to sleep with earplugs in for a while but my ears got totally plugged up with earwax and ended up causing me serious issues. I have since gotten one of these and it has helped tremendously. Although I don't sleep with earplugs in anymore because I really don't want to risk that happening again.
That's really expensive. You can get the same for like 18 bucks on amazon
If you go to /r/TFABLinePorn sometimes the title will tell you the brand.
The most common strips I know of are the Wondfo, Clinical Guard and [email protected].
They are mostly used due to how cheap they are compared with the First Response and other big brands.
For example, on Amazon: [wondfo] (https://www.amazon.com/Wondfo-Pregnancy-Strips-25-count-medical/dp/B0002YIQEQ) vs FRER
Get a mortar & pestle and gel caps. Grind super fine, and pack them super tight by tamping it down. I use 00 caps and 1 or 2 is enough to stay good for a few hours.
EDIT: You can use smaller caps, like '0' for a smaller dose. What I use, for the lazy:
Mortar & Pestle
You should get get Future Floor polish (this is the current version) and apply it according to these instructions.
It doesn't damage the plastic, it's reversible and one bottle is enough for the rest of your life.
Can take up to a day to dry, though.
Dammit. My bad. I meant 2lbs. Here's the link anyway. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00E9M4XEE/ref=sxts2_a_it?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1474238836&amp;sr=2
LyteShow forever. It is wonderfully salty and sour and recommended by marathoners and hangover-sufferers alike, and I have had zero "keto flu" while guzzling it diluted in trenta-size green teas and waters. Get the three pack if you like it: https://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration-Magnesium/dp/B00EISFBYA
Flower can definitely go bad. Usually caused by a few things.
The producer not curing the flower properly and leave too much moister in the flower so when it’s packed in an air tight jar it has nowhere to go and causes the flower to mold which will look like tiny white spider webs either on or when you crack the flower open or create anaerobic bacteria... get a jewelry loop and check for mold though noticeable by eye when bad
You could try keeping the jar open and on it side for an hour in the morning and evening. For a week or so this normally done in the curing process to stop this from happening but if it smells bad it probably will always be bad...
I would highly recommend getting boveda packs this helps keep the humidity constant in the jar leasing the chance it will go bad
If you use GW brushes, get the Standard, Fine Detail, and Wash brushes. These give you a good starting point for most of the stuff you'll be doing. Otherwise you'll want to find similar brushes in other ranges (Windsor & Newton make good brushes). If you go with third-party brushes I think the sizes you'll want are 1, 0, & 3/0.
You can get any sort of sewing mat, where it's basically just a piece of rubber you lay on the table. Joann's Fabrics or any sort of sewing store should have this. Here's one I found on Amazon.
The paint you're working with is water based, so water will work as a thinner. If you decide to airbrush things that will change what you need but for now, build a wet palette.
You'll need some glue at the very least. You might also want some helping hands to hold things while you paint them/glue them together.
>is there a site that tells you what colours you need to paint certain colour styles?
I'm not aware of any one site as a catch-all for painting any scheme, but googling things led me to this site that goes into detail about painting Space Wolves. You could also consider this video from Games Workshop where they go through the steps of painting the model.
As for the paints themselves, I'd recommend working with the Vallejo Game Color paint range. They come pre-thinned (extremely helpful for new painters) and convert to Games Workshop colors pretty easily.
Some more hobby stuff to help you get started:
Object Source Lighting
BMI is bullshit. I am a BMI of 31.1 and am much healthier than average. What you should be measuring is bodyfat percentage. Pick up a pair of these if you want a credible basis to begin your fat loss. If I had to guess, your bodyfat is around 25-35%. It should be much lower, high teens at the most.
Try cutting out foods that have the highest concentration of "empty calories" (ones that cannot be efficiently used for fuel and are stored as fat). These food are ones with very high sugar and simple carbs.
Stop consuming these foods, and slowly begin to introduce whole grains, vegetables, and lean meats into your diet. Don't buy any "weight loss pills", as these are a scam of epic proportions. The most you will see from these is rapid water loss (looks good on the scale), which is unhealthy. Eat a large breakfast, and try to eat frequent, healthful meals. Don't consume large ammounts of food at night or in the late afternoon.
Cheat days are going to be vital to keeping yourself on track. At first, you might need 2 or 3 meals a week but slowly change this to 1. You must not binge, try to keep to only consuming 1 unhealthy, moderately sized meal for your cheats.
I know your situation well, I love food myself. There are many healthy (and tasty) alternatives to your favorite foods. You just have to make an extra effort to include them into your diet.
I hope the advice helps, good luck and feel free to contact me if you wish to know more.
edit: damn this may be harder than I thought, you eat some pretty good food! :)
It seems like you eat out alot, so this may be of some help to you
It's cheaper on Amazon!
BB.com charges $9 shipping. You can get free shipping on Amazon, making the total price cheaper! It's even better if you have Amazon Prime.
I say a samsung galaxy note the 10 inch or preferably for extra screen real estate 12 inch. Nice to have your book, internet tab for extra study material (or reddit), youtube and a some part to write on for notes. 4 apps simultaneously playing on the screen. PLUS unlimited browser opened! Its a must have. Changed my note taking and multitasking career. Also increased distractions but its a tool. ALSO get to kickstarter!
A notebook that is a white board https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1470156778/wipebook-3
A phone powered breathalyzer for those fun nights https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/edgetechlabs/drinkmate-the-breathalyzer-that-fits-your-lifestyl
Turn your study table into a full blown white board! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1466102417/wrap-redefining-your-workspace
Other things I have for college life:
A credit card size phone charger that fits in your wallet. HANDY! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PMC8WRE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
TRUST ME you will count on your hands the times you made breakfast during school days in a semester. This meal replacement comes handy. When you have class at 8 and wont have break till lunch. You cant run on empty stomach. BUY THIS! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GIPJ0M/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Its also nice to have a plant to keep you responsible and relaxes you. After a long unproductive day watering it just relieves you seeing it grow makes you feel accomplished. Just the right push you needed to not go crazy during finals week. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005L9YN6M/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
WHY THIS PLANT? Cause its the best plant you can own! Its a plant that eats animals how metal is that! You thought gardening is for pussies!
Last but not the least
It's called a third hand tool or helping hand: https://www.amazon.com/SE-MZ101B-Helping-Magnifying-Glass/dp/B000RB38X8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499213965&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=third+hand
Often used for soldering; or any task where you need to hold items while working on them with hand tools. Using for tying flies would work, possibly examining gem stones too.
Nice - you'll be glad to have that variety of tips, depending on what you are working on! If you have any spare Christmas money, I'd recommend picking up one of these self-adjusting wire strippers - it sort of matches your color scheme too! And if you do a lot of de-soldering (anything with lots of headers or through-hole IC sockets), a desoldering iron can save a ton of time compared to your solder wick and desoldering pump.
A few other things that I've found useful (mostly repairing electronic keyboards / synthesizers, although I'm hoping to get more into Arduino / Pi soon):
Hakko wire cutter
Hemostat / Forceps
Digital multimeter with audible continuity tester
To give you a more detailed answer, here's what you'll need:
If you're at all worried about doing this, I can tell you that, having no prior experience to soldering, I've successfully replaced batteries on 8 of my own carts without damaging any of them. You can do it!
No need to spend that much. I use these: https://www.amazon.com/Hearos-Earplugs-High-Fidelity-Free/dp/B000V9PKZA
They reduce the dBs but still allow you to hear all frequencies (cheaper earplugs will reduce the highs too much for proper enjoyment). I've had mine for several years and they're still working great.
I've been going to concerts for almost 10 years now and I only recently started wearing them after reading a post from a guy who developed tinnitus. The music does not sound that bad with them in and it actually feels nice to go home and not have your ears ringing and sore at the end of the night. You can also purchase high to low end quality earplugs that are made to specifically block out the damaging volume for musicians and concerts. I just use regular rubber ones though that are reusable and they work for me
If you don't have an easy way to attach restraints to the corners of the bed, something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Sportsheets-Under-Bed-Restraint-System/dp/B000VHH5DW works great.
Creatine will effect women the same way it does men. It is one of the most researched supplements so you can show her research and let her know she already gets a natural source of creatine from meat.
Water retention is held in muscles and might make you weigh more but it's not going to make you "bloated" in the sense you get from like your period or eating a ton of salt.
I recommend pure creatine monohydrate for anyone interested in it. You can mix it in with any drink mix if you don't want to drink it straight because it has a slightly bitter taste and a weird texture. I like this brand because it's milled pretty fine, really cheap, and I can buy it in large quantities.
I recommend Cat Crap, which is a SCUBA mask defogger. My friend wears his glasses with his suit, but he had the head designed to hold them properly. For other folks, I recommend the above product. Just read the instructions and you should be fine.
Smear some cat crap on it
My rainy day checklist:
Tips for the eye wear:
Here you go...
I hope this answer doesnt ramble to much.
I have seen alot of people that were the same age have very bad loose skin. Do i think that age makes things tricker yes, but It is my opinion that its largely a situation people approach the wrong way. Instead of prevention mindset, they take on a fear mindset. If you dont have significant loose skin yet. I think you are in a good place to prepare.
I have some loose skin, its pretty minimal compared to anyone that have lost the same weight. I feel like my loose skin was the same all the way up until this picture taken this January.
If you can see my chest has what appears to be loose skin, which seemed the case.
Below i am 11.5% body fat 9 months later
muscle mass stayed the same(important note)
Fat % went from 23% to 11.5
I lifted weights all of that time and very intensely(heavy weight) in the last 4 months.
In this picture my chest is radically different. Really all I did was a calorie deficit, lifting 4 times a week religiously and ate 1 gram of protein per lb of body weight.
As far as I would put it into two categories. If I knew what I know now I believe I would have virtually no loose skin.
Things I did right in the old days :
I lifted weights(very important)
I ate pretty high protein( although i didnt count the grams then)
I drank alot of water to deal with eating alot of protein.
Things I wish I knew now.
I would have taken at least a year and been more patient.
-I would have lifted heavy weights (5-8 reps to exhaustion) in a 3 day a week rotation. I have read and experimented with the myth that people should lift lighter. It really isnt true. If you can lifting heavy is something that will challenge that muscle and rebuild it with protein.
-I wouldnt have done crazy amounts of cardio I have read so much now on how calorie restriction and intensely long cardio creates alot of damage to muscles leaving your loose skin looking way worse because there is alot of muscle mass lost.
It is very absorbable by the body and tastes fine mixed with protein powder.
---Last piece of info---I would say Ive learned that getting to 12% AND under using these techiniques of muscle preservation and loose skin prevention are the only way to know how much loose skin you will have left over. The last step is the one im on to correct any remaining loose skin by putting on muscle mass. Ive wanted to do that and have now educated myself on it. Its really very straightforward to do it in a way you wont gain fat. You eat slightly over maintainence level of calories on most of the days in the week and 2-3 days you eat in a 20% defecit preventing any fat gain, sprinkle some high intensity interval training and your sure to succeed. I only workout 1 hour 3 days a week now lifting heavy.
Hopefully id didnt over explain to much:)
There's not a whole lot of gelatin in jello, but you can get supplemental gelatin. I got this stuff. It's got tons of amino acids, dissolves in cold water and doesn't gel so you can put it in anything you drink. They sell stuff that gels too, if you want to make your own jello. The gelly stuff comes in the red can.
J-lube is, pretty much, the go-to lube for fisting and large toys. I use it for
the latterboth, on my wife. The difference between Astro-Glide and J-lube is astounding.
2 tsp J-lube per 8 oz distilled water (distilled because you don't want all those tap water chemicals in your bum). Mix with whisk, boil in microwave, whisk some more until it's dissolved, let cool. Should be good for a couple weeks. Add a couple ounces of Astro Glide for preservatives and consistency.
Lot of folks around here use j-lube, makes a similar consistency as cum lube but doesn't have the same color.
But one of their containers claims to make 6 gallons of lubricant for ~15 bucks. https://www.amazon.com/JorVet-J0109-J-Lube-Lubric-Pwd-10Oz/dp/B006G2S17A?th=1
Sorry you're having anxiety problems - that shit sucks. Having cheap pregnancy tests on hand can help ease your mind when these things come up. They arrive in an inconspicuous package, and you wouldn't have to worry about going into a store or whatever is available on campus.
Long cycles occasionally happen. Sometimes stress can delay ovulation, but having the occasional long cycle isn't unheard of. If your period is actually 3 days late, taking a home pregnancy test should be accurate. If you haven't had any kind of sexual activity since March, and have had fairly normal periods since then, you are probably not pregnant. If you are 7 months pregnant, a HPT will also give accurate results. Sugar, toothpaste, anything else really won't help determine if you're pregnant. It is very important that you find out if you are pregnant or not - if you are, you'll need to know what your options are/get prenatal care. But again, I do not think it is likely you are pregnant.
You haven't mentioned if you have been using any forms of birth control. If you're a sexually active person, which it sounds like you are, figuring out some methods can go a long way in easing your anxiety. Most apps are not great at predicting when you're fertile, and so please don't rely on an app alone for protection. Babies are not the only thing you can catch, either - I would suggest having condoms on hand to help contain semen.
This is what i use, it is perfect. http://www.amazon.com/Sportsheets-Under-Bed-Restraint-System/dp/B000VHH5DW
Edit. Just pick a safeword. You need one.
These are always better I find. It's an x harness that goes under the bed. That towel rack, if in drywall will just rip out when things get heated. If you want to spend less get heavy duty d-rings with hangers... you can get em for a couple bucks and bolt them to the corners of your bed frame. GLHF
I gotchu fam
I also recently joined the kinkier side and I was given the following advice. Unfortunately, the comment I saved has been deleted, but this is the gist of it:
This is relatively mild compared to some stuff you see here, but its a start. Definitely recommend the underbed restraints though. Very fun and easy.
Pure is super overpriced, this does the exact same thing and it’s 15 dollars for almost 80 days of capsules
Spring for the good stuff. You
can'tcan get 99% isopropyl alcohol some places (like Amazon). Might be able to find it with the first aid stuff, but that's also where you would find the more dilute 70% bottles.
I'll just give you a list of the items I've been using (and like):
https://www.amazon.com/Hakko-T18-D08-D12-D24-D32/dp/B00C1N30DI Hakko FX-888D. The extra tips may be unnecessary, I only ever use the one chisel tip
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00068IJPO Leaded solder
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FZPDG1K Side cutters
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008O9VLA2 Solder Wick
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001B5JT8C Isopropyl Alcohol
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005CU56KM Acetone spray (use carefully/sparingly)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004G5T9M0 Jewelers loupe
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P8Z4RPG Hot air station (works well despite Chinesium)
Also, I noticed in Dave's videos he rarely adds flux, just the flux that's built into the multicore solder. I don't know if I'm alone on this one but with flux I always felt the bigger the glob the better the job. Just have to clean it afterwards with the solvent, tissues & brushes.
Edit: Okay that's a much bigger list than I thought, this stuff can get expensive!
What about an under the mattress restraint system instead?
I just got it for my boyfriend and even though it was cheap, it works really well and we've been having a lot of fun with it.
Can I recommend getting some velcro cuffs or buckle cuffs, and using the D-rings on those to tie to bed posts? Will be easier on you (less knots), and less worry about cutting off circulation/nerve damage if you do a knot wrong.
Less tying, more fucking: http://www.amazon.com/Sportsheets-Under-Bed-Restraint-System/dp/B000VHH5DW/ref=sr_1_17?s=hpc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1420310378&amp;sr=1-17&amp;keywords=wrist+cuffs
Sometimes when you cut you eat "volume" type foods, like all the fibrous veggies. Remember too much fiber can back you up.... Which is why some people have problems with quest bars. There are 2 types of fiber.
I take 3 fiber pills in the morning. This keeps me pretty regular, regardless of what I eat. But it has taken trial with my body to figure out what works.
Someone mentioned Smooth Move tea. This is great, but I wouldn't recommend it all the time. Other things that help me go is peppermint tea, or ginger tea (esp if I'm gassy). Kombucha also usually helps. Maybe you could try a pro-biotic. What do you eat at maintenance that you dont eat on a cut? Dairy?? Greek yogurt? Could be something as simple as that....
Psyllium Husk Capsules. They are my IBS life-saver. I get them from Amazon and take 2-4 caps a day. Cannot recommend them enough! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013OW2KS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_mNb5ybBSC0HST
1. First question
The kit you linked looks pretty bad from the reviews alone, I wouldn't buy it. You want one of the kits you'll see on sites like Nihonzashi, or from Bill Rannow, or Bob Benson, or anywhere else you see the same mass-produced kit.
The quality of the kits varies. On the other hand the quality needed also varies according to the blade. A monosteel production blade with a budget finish doesn't need special treatment, whereas an antique in $3000 Juyo-level polish ought to be babied a bit more.
Typically, the oil from the online kits is okay to use — note you want the clear oil, the yellower stuff is not as good. The little hammer used to push out the mekugi is virtually identical everywhere. The cleaning & oiling cloths are ok. The uchiko — absorbent / abrasive powder applied via that "pom pom" thing — is often terrible, causing obvious starburst scuffs; better ones are unfortunately kind of expensive.
The cleaning guide I linked to in the nihontō guide is the traditional method. However, a lot of modern collectors — of both Japanese-style & actual antiques — go a totally different route. I myself use:
2. Second question
Not going to go into all the details on this but it highly depends what you mean by "safely display". The traditional method is to rest the sword in koshirae (mounts) edge-up, tsuka-left, in a katana kake. Of course this doesn't prevent anybody from picking it up or anything.
Practice is the only way to get good. I would recommend picking up a rolling machine such as this one. Saves a ton of time and headache.
Hey buddy. Im not the guy to talk to about THC levels and all that. But the prerolls are kinda expensive. If u were gonna use those regularly I recommend hopping on amazon and getting the RAW joint roller for 10$. It works well and will save u money in the long run
get this : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002HWRY5S
The first time I tried keto I couldn't stick with it due to the constant muscle cramps but with just 1/2 a packet of day of this stuff I have yet to have a single one. For $6 you can't go wrong.
For me, i drink 1 packet of electro mix with some mio in the morning (mixed with 1L of water) and then i make another one right before my workout and drink that during and after my workout in the evening(after work). I believe working out drains electrolytes even faster on an active lifestyle, so i guess a steady state of electrolyte intake throughout the day does the trick. I haven't gotten any electrolyte deficiency symptoms( at least so far), but I know I'm not getting enough sodium in my diet(5k mg is a monster amount imo)
I've done keto and working out before AND totally ignored electrolytes so I know the bane of that deficiency, which I wish upon nobody.
For clarity. Not actual cat crap.
I recently had a blockage due to wax and my Dr. used one of these. I have since ordered my own from Amazon and use it occasionally.
Well, 2" and 2.5" may only be a difference of half an inch in terms of diameter, but the key factor here is circumference, and the difference there is a lot larger- over two inches! 5.25" for the shaft vs. 7.43" for the knot. It'll take some time to get it in, but it'll happen eventually. Just GO SLOW AND BE CAREFUL. Use lube, lots and lots and lots of it; there's no such thing as too much (and j-lube https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B006G2S17A/ is very highly recommended for getting large things inside yourself painlessly). People also recommend that trying to get one side of the knot in first makes things easier- aim it so that one of the bulges of the knot is pointed forwards, towards your taint, and rock the toy back and forth against your tailhole; that might help a lot. AGAIN, BE CAREFUL.
For those interested:
It makes ~10-15 gallons depending on consistency.
Carbs. Creatine doesn't have carbs. In the ingredients list it says they added dextrose and malodextrin. Also sugar for flavor.
This would be an example of pure creatine:
Getting candy gummies is the biggest rip off in the world. All you need is creatine mono powder.
Thats relatively cheap. 1 Kilo for $19.00. Thats 200 days worth of creatine @ 5g per day.
If anyones thinking of getting into a hobby that requires soldering, a quality soldering iron where you can set the temperature is immensely helpful. The Hakko FX888D is great starting point.
Having extra hands to hold wires in place and a magnifying glass is pretty much a requirement as well.
Those are really cheap. They are mostly used to solder wires since they can't support much weight. I would get him something better like this or this if you wanted to spend a little more. I have all three of these, so I know what is good :)
I’ve had a pair of Hearos in my case for a few years now, and they get the job done! Here’s a link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000V9PKZA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_FDhZBbX89CNFB
I carry these guys in a rubberized case on my key ring (soon to be replaced by a more durable pill fob).
I put a pair in my pocket nearly 6 years ago for a concert. The case never left my pocket. I just get a fresh pair of ear plugs every x-amount of uses.
It was my 1st EDC and remains my most valued after keys/phone/wallet. They have come in handy a surprising number of times.
Needless to say, they're not being removed from my EDC anytime soon.
Someone posted this a while ago and it’s amazing! Keeps me so hydrated and 0 cal https://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration-Additives/dp/B00EISFBYA
Your body needs electrolytes for a number of things. I noticed muscle cramps and twitches when I did my first 48 hour fast without electrolytes. I add 3ml of LyteShow to every other 40oz bottle of water I drink when I do fasts and haven’t had issues with cramps or fatigue when fasting anymore. Any calorie free electrolyte supplement should work fine, just make sure you’re getting sodium, potassium, zinc, and magnesium.
LyteShow: Ionic Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration (40 Servings) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EISFBYA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_8o1PDbQAY2E74
I use LyteShow and it seems to work fine. I also make my own bone broth and drink a cup daily...I've only used chicken carcasses, but I definitely plan to take a stab a beef bone broth here soon.
I'm a newbie, started keto just over 30 days ago so I may not know what the hell I'm talking about lol, but I haven't experienced any keto flu type symptoms and have adapted really quickly to this diet. I watched a bunch of videos and did a ton of reading before starting. This is a super easy to watch video that's packed with great information, including stuff about electrolyte loss/dehydration.
> You can also buy 'em in bulk on-line dirt cheap from China, too.
Yep, the [Wondfo]
(https://www.amazon.com/Wondfo-Pregnancy-Strips-25-count-medical/dp/B0002YIQEQ/) tests are really well reviewed and dirt-cheap ($0.50 a test or less depending on how many you buy.) But if you just need a test or two, or can't afford $12 upfront, the dollar store's the way to go.
Isn't it so cool that all of this personal health information is quickly becoming more accessible to us?
Or get some gelatin capsules.
Full proof method that I use: just fill empty capsules with ABV. Works like a charm. I keep them in a Melatonine pill bottle - yeah it does help me sleep.
well, the most important part of this is how thin do you want your paints to be? Most advice on the internet says to aim for "milky" consistency. This results in the paint being just thin enough that it takes multiple coats to apply a color, but not so thin that it just runs off of the model. Something you could do to acquaint yourself with the way this looks is to buy a small bottle of 2% milk, pour it into a plastic cup and use your paintbrush to "paint" it up the sides of the cup. This should give you an idea of what your final goal could be.
As for materials to thin paint with, you can use several different products:
As you may have noticed, water is a fairly consistent theme. I've hear that you can also use windex + water, but that seems like a waste of a good bottle of windex ;)
Another option, if you are finding it hard to consistently thin the paints, is to use a wet palette. If you keep the wet palette fairly full with water, it will automatically thin down the paint to a certain degree, after which you can add mediums or more water to push it further. It also has the added benefit of keeping the paints wet for an extended period of time. Here is a guide for making your own wet palette to try out: http://www.miniwargaming.com/content/Zpt5gLOoldY1
You are probably fine, but it sounds like you are getting a little crazy over this. There is an easy solution. Keep them in your drawer. Use them whenever you feel a freakout coming.
I used these while trying to conceive:
You can get just the pregnancy ones as well:
These are the exact same items that some doctors/clinics will use in their office. It's a little messier than the ones you can get over the counter because you need to pee in a cup that you can dip the strip in but that's not a big deal IMO.
Edit: side note, the ovulation predictor strips worked, I had my little bundle of poopy on 2/17. It was nice to have a bunch of pregnancy tests though so every month I could go through one or two when I got impatient.
I have Mirena and so far I don't have periods anymore. I just trust that it is working and I never really worry that I might be l pregnant. If you can't bring yourself to trust that your birth control is working, why don't you buy pregnancy tests in bulk for cheap? Here is the link from the side bar: http://www.amazon.com/Wondfo-Pregnancy-Test-Strips-25-count/dp/B0002YIQEQ
If you're actually making yourself overly anxious about this, you might want to talk to your doctor about either switching to different birth control or finding ways to cope with no periods. Good luck!
If someone is ttc, I would recommend these pregnancy strips from Amazon. They are the cheapest I found, plus it gave me a positive at 3 weeks! Pregnancy test can really add up fast. I have no idea why they make them so expensive. The only difference with these is that they don't have the plastic covering over the strip.
33 cents a test!
If you need to test often for whatever reason (I did not get a period on Mirena so I took a monthly test just to be sure), these guys are awesome! They're just as accurate as the others, but they don't have the fancy outer casing.
This is the best part about abv. Just find a way to ingest and you're good to go. I've found that abv recipes aren't as tasty as typical edibles so I actually bought these and make little abv pills. Works like a charm!
Wow I love the look of that kit!!! I'll tell you right now, Pledge clear will be your best friend for removing any stress marks or scratches from removing/sanding nubs
As far as clean decal work goes, make sure to clean the surface of the model with a degreaser before applying the decal. Then, after you cut out the decal and soak it, take it out of the water, still on the paper, and slide it straight on to the model.
27oz Pledge Futureshine
Assuming you are mostly concerned with aesthetics (looks) & looking athletic, you probably want to stay in the 20-25% body fat range as a woman.
Untrained, a woman with your current stats is predicted to be around 27% body fat, so slightly above the top of the range you want to be in. This is just an estimate though, and you can get an accurate body fat % measurement with a caliper. However you calculated that you were 25% when you were at 156 lbs, was inaccurate.
Here's a basic plan for you:
Initially cut down to 125-128 lbs, or around 20-22% bodyfat, on a diet of 1400-1500 calories a day, weight training 3x a week or more. Once you reach that goal, slowly bulk back up to 135-138. Keep alternating these cycles to build muscle & stay in the right body fat % range. Keep in mind that if you are in a cold climate, you may struggle with cutting weight in the wintertime.
You want to spend 3-4 months in each phase (so avoid rapid loss or gain), lifting weights with progressive improvement along the way. Each time you go back to the lower weight, you should have a slightly lower body fat % than the last time you were at the weight - if you are actually building & retaining muscle mass through training. If you have the same body fat % each time you come back down, your training is sub-optimal because you didn't build & retain muscle - you just gained & lost the same body fat for no good reason.
Repeat these cycles for a few years or until you are happy, and then eat & train to just maintain that weight if you want going forward.
Here is some baseline info for you to check out re: goals & diet plans, etc:
Basic Info | |
--------- | :---------: |
Gender | Female |
Age | 26 |
Height | 5'6" |
Weight | 138 lbs |
BMI | 22.3 |
BMI Categorization | Normal weight (18.5 - 24.99) |
Estimated Body Fat % | 27.3% |
Estimated Fat Free Mass | 100 lbs |
*Estimated Fat Mass | 38 lbs |
Estimated Goal Weight @ 30% BF | 143 lbs |
Estimated Goal Weight @ 25% BF | 134 lbs |
*Estimated Goal Weight @ 20% BF | 125 lbs |
Estimated Weight Change for 20% BF | 13 lbs |
Estimated Time @ 1 lb/Week | 3.25 months |
*Estimated Goal Date | 4/10/2017 |
BMR (Calorie burn per day at rest) | 1383 |
Exercise Frequency | 3x / week |
| BMR 1.375 |
TDEE (Calorie burn per day w/ exercise) | 1901 |
Estimates more accurate for untrained individuals. Use a caliper for actual values.
Macros - Female (3x / week) | Calories | Protein (.8g/lb) | Fat (.4g/lb) | Carb | Fiber | lbs / Week |
--------- | :---------: | :---------: | :---------: | :---------: | :---------: | :---------: |
Lose Weight / 20% Deficit | 1521 | 110g | 55g | 146g | 21g | -0.76 |
Lose Weight / 15% Deficit | 1616 | 110g | 55g | 169g | 23g | -0.57 |
Maintain Weight | 1901 | 110g | 55g | 241g | 27g | 0.00 |
Gain Weight / 5% Surplus | 1996 | 110g | 55g | 264g | 28g | 0.19 |
Gain Weight / 10% Surplus | 2091 | 110g | 55g | 288g | 29g | 0.38 |
I assume you want it water soluble to drink it easily? This weight gainer has 50 grams of protein and 250 grams of carbs at 1250 calories. It has a much broader amount of nutrients with no added sugar. Like I said below though, the weight gainer should be on top of whole foods.
I bulked from 155-210 in 9 months and I was always full. Always. I ate a ridiculous amount of food. Eating enough to bulk is tough for some. I would put your numbers into the www.iifym.com calculator and go from there.
Pack on lbs before the hike. This stuff will do it.
Hard gainer protein
On start 6ft 175 lbs 34yo M. Lost 19lbs total. Gained it right back afterwards. Thru hikers look emaciated, it's part of the gig.
You might make a mess of a switch or pot on your first time around dripping extra solder and shorting out some connections but those are also the cheapest components involved so no sweat if you need to swap something out.
Before you solder you want to make a physical connection first. Twist up the tips of the wire so they're thinner and thread them through the little eye holes on the contact points and bend them over into a hook shape so they're now hanging onto the part before heat gets involved.
Now apply the iron tip to the component where you're going to solder for a second or two to heat it up and touch the solder wire to the component (not just to the iron tip) and it should melt and flow to lock down the physical connection you formed above.
Your biggest danger is mostly going to be burning/melting components by having the iron in contact with them for too long so just work quickly and deliberately and you shouldn't have any issues.
A higher quality iron with variable temperature control should make this easier as the really cheap $10 irons often don't get hot enough to melt cheaper solder quickly so you spend more time pressing the hot tip to the components trying to melt solder and burn up gear.
Don't skimp on tools.
Also wear safety glasses as the last thing you want to do is fling hot solder off a springy wire right into your stupid eyes.
"Helping Hands" tools can be really useful as well. Most of the time when you burn yourself it's when you're doing something that kinda requires more than two hands at once so instead of holding pliers and an iron like chopsticks with solder in your mouth and a row of blisters on your thumb just take a step back and find a smarter way to work.
Oh and just a reminder - metal is a great conductor of heat so if you're putting the iron to a component you'll notice pretty quick if your skin is touching another exposed metal surface of the same component or wire.
I've built 2 RGs and haven't had any problems due to size or parts being flimsy. I also have big and very shaky hands. Here's my advice:
RGs are very fun kits that don't take up a lot of shelf space while also looking very impressive. I'm very happy with the ones I've built and I've got a couple more on deck. I highly recommend you try one. People talk up the RG 00 Raiser a lot and I personally built the RG Wing Zero and RG 00 Qan[t] and had few problems with them. (The RG 00 Qan[t] does have a loose V-fin problem so I recommend some plastic cement or glue for that.)
If you're taking your first steps into wiring, then you should get comfortable working with wires and tools. Here is a kit that will introduce you to wiring, soldering, etc.
Along with that, there are a few tools that might be useful to you:
And there are videos on YouTube that will teach you how to properly solder a wire to a soldering point. For that Elenco kit, the main goal is to get both the siren and the flashing lights to work, which it will if you wired everything correctly and used the correct resistors. It can be easy to make mistakes while learning to solder for the first time but most mistakes can be fixed, and it's very difficult to cause enough damage to render the board completely unusable.
Also, one note of caution: soldering irons are extremely hot, as the intent is to liquify the solder and attach it to the soldering points.
something like this could be right up your alley
I don't have any suggestions on soldering irons, but I do recommend a brass wire sponge over a regular sponge for tip cleaning.
They work great and don't require any water. I personally feel they are better for your iron tip and don't get nasty like a sponge can.
Something like this http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000PDQORU/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1373850851&amp;amp;amp;sr=8-3&amp;amp;amp;pi=AC_SX112_SY192
Edit: that weller above that you listed is a good iron. Because you are doing SMD as well I would also recommend a solder sucker, as I call them ha.
This here http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0002KRAAG/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1373851104&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;pi=AC_SX112_SY192
Helps a ton if you get solder is the wrong place or need to take some off or out of a through hole.
Lastly, these third hands can be a life saver at times if you will be working alone often. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000RB38X8/ref=pd_aw_sim_indust_2?pi=SL500_SY115
You can get Hearos for a lot less than $40. They work for me.
I'm a big fan of the Hearos Ear Plugs. They are reusable, block all the harsh noisy stuff, but still allows you to hear what other people are saying. They are small and fairly inconspicuous, too.
I've tried the etymotic ones (er20xs and the high fidelity), but the two pairs I have gotten recently don't block as much noise as the first pair i got a year ago or so.
If your loss is environmental - or you work around loud machines or spend a lot of time on jets etc - I recommend these wherever I can: https://www.amazon.com/d/Earplugs/Comfortable-Protection-Professional-Cancelling-Motorcyclists/B000V9PKZA
I use them at concerts, live recording events (tracking drums), going into data centers, riding planes and trains, or just driving with the top down. They may help slow down your rate of loss.
Either way, music and production is about much more than raw sound frequencies. You could record, arrange, and produce a song then work with a mixing engineer for the processing. There are lots of possibilities for makin music and songs that don’t require perfect hearing.
What kinds of concerts are we talking here? If it's Swans/Mogwai/My Bloody Valentine loud, you're gonna need something a bit stronger than, say, Fleet Foxes or Andrew Bird.
For most concerts, you can do with a 10-20 dB earplug made for musicians. I recommended these for most concerts.
If you're going to epically loud concerts (Swans, etc) you'll need something closer to 30-40 dB, and even then it may not be enough. When I saw them live the first time the bass was so loud it conducted through my bone structure and went around my earplugs. Only recourse at that point is to move back a bit.
(I studied acoustics in college, the science is actually pretty cool) What's your concert list?
We have the Under the bed restraints system. It's a nice beginners thing, not too tacky and once the straps are in place there is very little preparation needed. Lots of fun.
There are a couple of product demo videos that you could shpw your SO if you want to gauge her interest first.
I have had many a fun evening being tortured while spreadeagled in these.
If you are simply looking for some restraints and not concerned about rope specifically, I really like the Sportsheets Under the Bed Restraint System. Relatively strong, comfortable, easy to set up.
Same idea, different brand:
I recommend taking a soluble fiber, such as Psyllium Husk or Acaica Senegal!
They expand to ~10x their dry-volume in water (e.g. - in your stomach) & they slow digestion.
Effect: More full + full longer (win + win)
Dosage: I take ~5-10g/Fiber with a meal (this depends on the size of the meal and how much water I'm drinking - bigger meal = more fiber), usually 2x daily. Works great for me and my wife.
Tips: Drink extra water when you take soluble fibers; they absorb a lot of water. I'd recommend ~2oz water/1g of fiber.
Psyllium Husk: NOW Supplements, Psyllium Husk Powder, 24-Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002RWUNYM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_yB1WDb93GRDSQ
Acacia Senegal: Anthony's Organic Acacia Senegal Powder, 1lb, Batch Tested Gluten Free, Non GMO, Soluble Fiber, Prebiotic https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GT9VSYR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_2F1WDb8F0GN3X
Psyllium Husk: NOW Supplements, Psyllium Husk 500 mg, 500 Capsules https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013OW2KS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_yD1WDb9W06EZ5
Acacia Senegal: IBS Friendly, Organic Acacia Senegal Fiber Capsules 600 Pack. Natural Soluble Fiber Supplement Pill Promotes Gut Health. Vegan Prebiotic Ideal for Sensitive Stomachs. Stop Diarrhea and Constipation https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KLB6LBS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_BI1WDbRWRMR2Q
EDIT: Just to be clear - I do NOT work for any of the above companies nor do I sell their products, so I am NOT trying to endorse any specific products. Just trying to be helpful by adding some links for your reference/to aid your own research.
Psyllium Husk Capsules
I used to have to run into the woods once a week or so, after I started taking these (1 each night) I only have to meet with the trees once every couple months. Far and away best thing I've done was starting to take these pills.
You could always try a joint rolling machine and see if you like that. Im so bad at rolling, but using the machine works like a charm I find. An extra $2-3 just for them to roll it for you is quite steep when you think about it, and the machine pays for itself after 4 uses at that rate.
I use one of those RAW Rolling Machines as I very rarely smoke joints but sometimes they're necessary for parties or events. My hand rolling technique is trash and they come out looking like a joint from the 70's so this setup is pretty great for uniform size and shape results.
My cop out suggestion is to get a joint roller on amazon. They take a little trial and error (the first time i used it  i made it explode and my weed got all over me) but once you get it right it makes perfect
I buy Emergen-C Electrolyte Mix.
speaking of potassium (and other electrolyte) supplements, I highly recommend this stuff. been buying it ever since starting keto. Helps me drink a lot more water!
I use these to get electrolytes - they make me feel a lot better on days when I'm just terribly thirsty and can't seem to drink enough water. No carbs or calories!
I'm not sure about bouillon, but I do like Emergen-C Electro Mix. Flavors not bad. Also has no carbs. Mixes really quick if your in a hurry.
Cat Crap brand anti-fog is not the best at its job, but it does have a nice side effect of cleaning and a very mild abrasive that removes small scratches nicely. I am guessing you will have a problem with scratches causing haze, and this will fix that at least.
I didn’t just want to comment this below because it’ll get lost.
There is a product called cat crap designed specifically to prevent fogging on lenses. It’s marketed primarily toward skiers and snowboarders as fogging up is such a major issue on the mountain.
What glasses do you have? I know a lot of riding glasses have vents to help with fogging. You can also use products like Cat Crap to get rid of lens fog if it's still an issue even with vents (or for winter).
For scratches, scratch-resistant coatings only go so far, and you have to balance scratch-resistance and shatter-resistance when it comes to lens material. The harder a material is to scratch, the more brittle it tends to be, which means that it'll shatter on impact rather than deform/scratch. Glass is more scratch-resistant than polycarbonate, for example, but I'd rather have scratched glasses than lens shards in my eyes after a crash.
Ultimately intelligent training and proper recovery and mobility work will give probably the biggest benefit to your joints. However when bodyweight training or simply aiming to be healthier it is important to have low levels of inflammation. Glucosamine can help but a solid omega 3 supplement would be similar. I'd personally recommend the following as a joint stack.
Collagen - Can by in a collagen hydrolysate form which is powdered (here) or simply drink a good bone/chicken broth daily. Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and the one found in your joints. among other places. I'd recommend 10g a day, you can add to shakes or even cups of tea or coffee as it is heat stable. Alternatively drink 1-2 cups of bone broth a day. I personally have the bone broth daily and collagen every now and again.
Omega 3/Cod Liver Oil - To generally lower inflammation. I prefer a good cod liver oil, like this as it comes with those good omega 3's and a load of fat soluble vitamins like A, D, E, K2 etc. I take 1 tsp daily. Consuming oily fish daily can give the same effect.
Curcumin Phytosome - Curcumin is a turmeric extract that is a very powerful anti-inflammatory, I personally take this daily and feel huge help with inflammation compared to when I don't. 500mg of a good extract daily. Consuming just turmeric isn't as good as you'd have to take like 20g of it, it's also not particularly well absorbed.
Vitamin C - This helps your body synthesize it's own collagen. Buy it in a crystal form of L-Ascorbic acid. Would recommend 1-3g daily taken throughout the day.
Generally have a good diet that is low in inflammatory foods, like grains (wheat, oats, barley), pasteurized dairy, seed oils (rapeseed/canola, sunflower), processed foods and sugar, but high in oily fish, good quality meat, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruit and raw dairy :)
I bought one of these, because I was sick of paying a copay to have some poor doctor deal with my ear clogging up so frequently. I was skeptical, but I filled about 1/10th of the bottle with 3% hydrogen peroxide and the rest warm water and then used it in the shower. It was like my ear was throwing wax confetti.
You don't need to go to the doctor's office to get your ears cleaned with warm water.
Ear cleanings are very common practice. Lots of people go to the doctor/clinic to get this done. You can buy this thing, instead of going to the doctor.
The best thing for ears is not maintenance, but ear damage prevention. Do you wear plugs? Because everyone should wear plugs. Do you take breaks after listening to music after a little while? Everyone should take breaks to give their ears respite. Do you use Q-tips? Everyone should stop using Q-tips (incorrectly).
I use J-Lube. It comes in a powder and you mix it yourself. You can control the consistency by adding more or less water. This thing is really slippery.
That's great advice from /u/alittlebirdy1.
A couple things I'd like to add from mine and my wife's experience are
Tell her you bought it as a prank for a friend's birthday party. If she asks why it's powder, tell her it's a sample pack of this stuff:
So, there's always some sort of natural carbs in veggies. I eat only cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower. I'll eat a few pieces of carrots, and celery, onions, and bell peppers, but avoid corn, for instance.
I eat no refined sugar, no carbs (flour, potatoes, corn starch, or sugar derivatives like malodextrine, dextrose etc.), and no starchy legumes, or veggies.
I cook with healthy fats, like coconut oil, and butter. I eat lots of protein, and healthy fats, with green veggies.
I bought (for the first time in my life, electrolytes. I bought liquid drops, from Amazon, called Lyteshow because I was getting cramps, and won't eat bananas anymore. I also bought MCT Oil, because I think that medium chain triglycerides are important.
Other than that, I just try to eat as clean as possible, and have fun making keto recipes. I also bought one of those fancy Multi-pot electric pressure cookers, because I'm eating a lot more real meats, and it requires very little prep, and I don't think about food all day. I only eat one meal a day, and try my best not to load up on fat. I've got plenty of fat on my body.
found this out by accident, as i bought this stuff because my leg cramps get so bad sometimes and often nothing works: lyteshow
tl;dr: drank way too much wine on keto, put this stuff in my water bottle and drank it before bed/through the night, woke up fine
LyteShow is just a pure liquid electrolyte supplement. Sodium, potassium, magnesium, chloride, zinc, and sulfate. No flavors or sweeteners or anything.
The longest I've fasted is 14 days.
A 3-day fast every week would definitely work for weight loss, provided you don't eat back the entire deficit on eating days. I think ADF is an awesome place to start btw!
Get some electrolyte solution to add to your water. I use this...
No flavoring. Makes a huge different in the desert, used to get crazy muscle cramps and other issues before using it.
Try adding salt to your water. I personally use https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00EISFBYA#immersive-view_1519608559731
For best maintenance of cannabis moisture (think cigar humidor) get a glass Mason jar and throw a 62% RH Boveda pack in there and your buds well stay fresh for months. The packs are like $10 for 12 and they last a long time so it's a no-brainer purchase. They are two-way humidity control, so they will both absorb moisture to dry out buds that are too wet (to a certain degree) and release moisture to hydrate dried out buds.
Amazon link to 12x 62% Boveda Packs with Prime, $13.49
Amazon link to 10x 62% Boveda Packs with free regular shipping, $8.99
Seriously, buy them if you like fresh cannabis, they're so cheap and so effective you'll wonder why you didn't use them before.
Some cigar/smoke shops and most Headshops have them. I usually add a few to my order when i get some smoking accessories. For example Amazon
Recommended pack size to weed:
Boveda 4 gram: 7-14 grams of medicine.
Boveda 8 gram: 14-28 grams of medicine.
Edit: When you are looking online you might see they are available in various humidity levels (for different stuff) and 62% is used for weed.
Use these in your mason jar, Boveda 62 best way to keep your weed at the right humidity level.
I mean... 'technically that's not following the letter of the law.
The reality however is that no cop is going to know the difference. If you have a jar with a 2018 date on it, who is that cop to tell you that you're not allowed to smoke year old bud? It's not like the cop is going to sniff your jar labeled as Kush IV and go
> Whoa whoa hold up here champ, this jar says Kush IV but it smells more like Cannatonic, what kind of stunt are you pulling here little man?
He's going to look at the jar, look at your ID and send you on your way.
As for the drying out issue? I'd highly recommend investing in some Boveda's. I'm personally a fan of the 62% ones but the 58% ones work good as well. But they'll keep your bud from drying out for months. They'll also keep it from getting too humid during the summer months. You just drop one in your mason jar (or more really if you want) and it'll maintain the proper rH for you at all times.
They carry them in all sorts of sizes but the 4g or 8g ones are going to be the best for your home use. I personally like the 8g ones simply because they're going to typically last a little bit longer.
Boveda makes humidipaks that a lot of ents use to keep their stash fresh. I highly recommend it, much more efficient than doing something weird like using a chunk of lettuce or an orange peel. Glass jars should be enough for storage but there are some more expensive containers specifically for cannabis, but I've never tried one because my mason jars work fine for me.
If you are drinking it in water I would recomend this amazon.com/gp/product/B00E9M4XEE creatine.
Most creatine is somewhat gritty, this stuff is like powder.
Check excellent for electrolytes
Gotta keep it in airtight containers and monitor the humidity. I use mason jars with Boveda packs to keep them at 62% humidity.
\^ Should help with keeping your herb fresh at least.
Here ya go: Veanic 4-Pack Mini Digital... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GNMKYCZ?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
And the 62% packs: Boveda 62-Percent RH 2-Way... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JV27MF4?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
You could do what Littlefoodt said, or go the easy way and just buy the pills from Amazon
Fiber can be beneficial for some IBS sufferers - I'm not claiming otherwise.
What I don't like is this company using religion to push it's absurdly overpriced fiber. I don't know exactly what capsule size they're using, so I'll assume size 0 (most common). Size 0 will hold around half a gram, depending.
These thieves sell a 270 capsule bottle for 149$. In other words, approximately 135 grams of fiber at $1.10 per gram.
Now let's compare another brand - 500 capsules at 500 mg each, 250 grams of fiber. Cost is $13.99, or $0.05 per gram.
That's not even the cheapest: if you get plain bulk powder not in capsules, 680 grams for $11.99, or a bit under $0.02 per gram.
RAW 79 mm 1 1/4 Hemp Plastic Cigarette Rolling Machine https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002CNE9H8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_edMOkcAuvMmwN
I can't roll for shit either. This makes it simple and cake to roll perfect every time. Look into vaporizers! It will change how you use weed for ever!
I dunno why anyone would do it the hard way when these things make it a snap. Takes me ~15 sec to roll a joint with mine.
edit: For the 2-5 times a year I want to waste pot by passing a joint around. My bubbler or vape are far more efficient...
Grab a papers roller box for him. They can be used one handed and are cheap.
Looks solid, nice job! I take the easy way out and just use a roller. RAW 79mm 1 1/4 Hemp Plastic Cigarette Rolling Machine https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002CNE9H8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ysbuyb9KZCJWV
I mostly vape. I also have a bong. I don't usually smoke canons/cones. I can roll by hand, and do, if I'm rolling something big, but for just myself and my girlfriend, I just use the RAW 1 1/4 papers and roller with the cellulose filters.
I do not use tobacco. Only smoke straight green.
I do rehydrate now, only in the last few months. Never used to. Always just picked up and smoked right out of the bag.
It does make it easier for rolling a burns a bit smoother IMO.
With the roller, you pack the weed in with a filter, close it shut, spin it and it will compress the weed to the same side/shape as the filter. Once you've rolled and compressed, slide in the edge of a paper, start spinning the roller and it will pull the paper in and wrap it around the weed and filter. Open it and you have a perfect "cigarette" every time.
When rolling cone, larger joints, cross joints, etc... I like to use something to roll the paper with, a pen, a rolled up sheet of white paper, etc... To make it easier to hold the shape. Roll the paper around whatever I'm using and stick it to create a hollow cone/tube. Then I slip a paper filter/tip from the top, down to the bottom and let it unroll itself a bit to fit the open, then fill the weed in from the top. Different people have different methods. My "hand roll" method is a bit unorthodox and "assisted" but a lot easier than fumbling weed everywhere. If that's. It an option, just use the fold in a pack of paper to hold and fill with weed, then tuck/roll a corner and spin it between your fingers, similar to what the roller does.
I prefer to use the rollers though.
If you want to pick some up to try for yourself, here's the links:
The simple RAW 1 1/4roller:
With 1 1/4 papers: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0066WMVPS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_bMLXCbGKAAPZE
With the slim, cellulose filters (a lot easier on the lungs): https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06XH6QGCX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_kNLXCb5DB9S6T
I'm not saying you're going to have the same results, but here's my story.
I recently saw my nutritionist after 61 days of keto. I brought my bloodwork which had been taken the day before. Everything except my LDL cholesterol was fantastic. I mean perfect. Great kidney function, great liver function. Really good HDL. My LDL was 163, but I've always had elevated cholesterol (even when I was a vegetarian).
Now - I work out 45 - 60 mins a day, 4 days a week so part of this might be from just plain good livin', but I've lost a solid ten pounds during my time with keto. I had stalled out (I've lost about 60 lbs in the past 2 years), and keto was the ticket to get things going again. I'm getting close to my goal weight, so 10 lbs of weight loss in 2 months is a really big deal for me.
I've had exactly one day where I ate more than about 50 grams of carbs. Every other day of the past 60-ish has been pure keto. I have not suffered from the dreaded hangover. Some pointers:
Anyway - just my story. YMMV.
I order my groceries through FreshDirect so technically I get 90% of my stuff online :).
That being said...the stuff I get outside of that site are:
Not to be an enabler...but if you all don't want to spend a ton of money on pregnancy tests from drugstores or grocery stores, check out these from Amazon:
Dollar Tree also has very accurate ones for $1 (and I believe that is specific to Dollar Tree, not any other dollar stores, but someone correct me if I'm wrong!).
Bulk you say? Wondfo brand is super cheap on Amazon, but they are just the strips so you have to pee in a cup first and then dip. I personally prefer that, cause I think it's easier to pee in a cup than on a stick. It's always good to have another brand on hand in case you're not sure (something with a digital read out), but this really gives a good bang for your buck.
Take a deep breath and calm yourself down a little. It is very likely too early to bother with a pregnancy test. You will have to wait for your period and if that doesn't show up, take one then. All this stress you are putting on yourself could delay your period too.
If he didn't ejaculate inside of you it is pretty unlikely that you are pregnant. Yes, sometimes precum will have sperm in it but it is usually at a low concentration. It is possible to get pregnant but unlikely. Try to calm yourself down and wait until your period is supposed to start.
Also, here is a cheap place for pregnancy tests
This is a great product, not that I know from personal experience or anything...
Also, in one of my bioe classes, we had a guy come in from I think Baxter and explain how after they developed a pregnancy test in a stick vs. a 'home science kit' type of thing, someone in marketing had a bright idea to stick it in a plastic holder so they could charge like $8 for 2 tests instead of $3 or something. Sigh
edit: for an example of the 'home science kit' type of test, scroll down to the 1978 entry here
If anyone is curious, here is how modern day sandwich Elisa or 'blue line' test strips work
Buy capsules like these, fill with salt, and swallow.
I bought these empty caplets for less than $9. They work perfectly. Each hold 0.5 ml and you snap it closed and down the hatch - no nasty taste! For a full dropper, just fill two caplets...
I prefer washes and usually use Vallejo washes. Usually Vallejo oil. If you want to use gloss coat by had, check out this. It can be used both by hand and in an airbrush. It will give you a gloss coat to use with a wash. It is acryllic so don't scrub too hard but it can work very well.
I usually put the wash down and let it sit for a couple seconds then wipe away with my finger. If you want to get really fancy, wipe in the direction you would think rain would move the oil stain down the suit. Example 1 and Example 2. This will give you a pretty good looking run mark for the rain pushing oil or rust down from the site. Take into account where it may gather, then go from there. You can use water and a q-tip if you don't want to use your finger. If you scrub too hard with that it will also strip away the gloss coat. It does take a bit to do that though.
"Pledge" or "Future" refers to a certain brand of floor finish that (surprisingly) can be used as a gloss coat. This stuff.
For a guide:
http://otakurevolution.com/content/laymans-gunpla-guide-top-coat-guide (it's a bit far down)
If you're willing to teach yourself how to use them (and you will have to if you want consistent readings), I have found no better/more precise solution than this: http://www.amazon.com/Accu-Measure-Fitness-3000-Personal-Tester/dp/B000G7YW74
The BMI ratio supposedly shows how overweight someone it, it's not like there's a good test that's easy to administer to show body fat % instead of this.
...oh wait and another
Side note, I just got a full workup the other day complete with blood test, everything except BMI was healthy. Doctor looked at it, mentioned that it is an outdated method because it doesn't take into account muscle and said nothing else. So I guess I am a special snowflake.
While you want to bulk up on calories, you need to make sure the foods you are eating are also not empty calories. While I don't know the prices over there, top of mind, here are some traditionally cheap sources of calories:
Hope this helps!
You will probably get dietary fatigue sooner or later. Biggest Con off the top of my head. Happens to POWs and prisoners fed the same thing over and over. Eventually you just stop eating. Although there's a girl in the UK whose lived on nothing but Ramen for like 10 years so I guess it's possible to avoid dietary fatigue. There are other people who live on Soylent meal replacements too for months at a time so it's possible.
Why not order a meal plan like Nutrisystem or Medifast? $300 a month which will come out cheaper than living on bars. No cooking required. Grab a box, rip it open and eat it.
You could also use mass gainers as meal replacements. Would be cheaper than living on energy bars. Energy bars aren't very calorie dense. You'd have to eat like 6 or 10 a day or more. Most are at least $1.50 each so that's $10 a day minimum. Probably double or triple that. Mass gainer would be $5 a day. Or do half bars and half mass gainers.
It would be much much cheaper to just make your own bars though. Super easy. Just mix all the crap together in a giant bowl and form into bars. You could make enough for a month at a time, or more. Fill up your fridge and freezer with them :D Some don't even require cooking and they last at least 6months, years if frozen.
Supplements and a bunch of pills is not necessary. I read this guy's book and he pretty much lays it out for ya. He recommends only Gainers and Protein Shakes. Pills and such are just a way to empty your wallet fast!
A lot of people on this sub really like this Gainer and this "Gold Standard Whey" ... Fish Oil is a De-inflamatory and helps to reduce muscle soreness. Those are the three I use.
Search this subreddit if in doubt, and do some research. Unfortunately a lot of the crap online is catered toward helping fat people loose weight. Find communities (like this one) and get advice straight from the skinny guys who have gotten bigger.
And if you're diet doesn't include every vitamin, start taking multi vitamins. You must be healthy, not just mad. Initially since you weigh 100Lbs you may want to do the Seefood diet: You see food, you eat food.
DO NOT GIVE UP! I let work get me down last year (working 150+hours a week) and stopped lifting. All I had time for was running. I finally got back into lifting this month. I could be pretty set right now if I kept at it.
I'm still pretty new to this myself, but like you I have some electronics experience in the past. I just got this Weller 40w iron station with a desolder braid/sucker and a solder tip cleaner. Oh and a more precise tip for the solder iron
I'm really happy with it all so far, and couln't imagine needing more for a while. A heat gun would be nice for de-soldering and reflowing premade boards (like modding Boss pedals), but that can also be done with a regular solder iron as far as I know. You can get the above for about $60 total, so it's a nice way to get your feet wet without a huge investment. Then you gotta add on components/enclosures/pots/switches etc. Maybe get a helping hands and/or circuit holder if you need
Oh and get a good multimeter. I went a step up from the $20 ones and got this one which I'm also really happy with.
USD 150 is a very good budget, you need to get some reliable and proper tool.
Soldering iron: https://www.amazon.com/Hakko-FX888D-23BY-Digital-Soldering-Station/dp/B00ANZRT4M/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1523249667&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=hakko+888
Cleaning wire: https://www.amazon.com/Hakko-599-029-Replacement-Insert-Cleaner/dp/B00Q88Q1ZG/ref=sr_1_2?s=industrial&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1523249854&amp;sr=1-2&amp;keywords=hakko+brass+wire
Helping hand (Optional ) https://www.amazon.com/SE-MZ101B-Helping-Magnifying-Glass/dp/B000RB38X8/ref=sr_1_1?s=industrial&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1523249902&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=soldering+helping+hands
Might be worth getting a solder wick for when you inevitably screw up. Solder vacuum isn't a terrible idea either. I have both, I use them for different things. A third hand is also useful. I find myself using the glass more than the arms but it's all useful. If the iron you buy doesn't come with one a brass ball is great for keeping your tip clean without cooling it off like a sponge will. Micro-cutter is useful, not sure if angled or straight is better, up to you I guess. Last but not least a pair of angled tweezers. You can get those anywhere.
These are all the things I have within arm's reach when I'm doing a project. Have fun!
Well if you are shopping around, keep in mind that 33NRR ear plugs will remove A LOT of sound. If you want to be able to hear someone talking to you (say when someone just starts talking to you from behind your back) and be able to remove them quickly if they are a quite talker. look for "high fidelity" ear plugs. These are designed for musicians and concert goers that want to here more of the music and less of the crowd. these are usually rated at 12NRR.
You can Google “decibel reducing ear plugs” and select clear ones. They might also sell them at your local drug store.
If anyone asks about them, you can say that you have tinnitus or you’re trying to prevent hearing loss.
https://www.amazon.com/Hearos-Earplugs-High-Fidelity-Free/dp/B000V9PKZA I like these because they are cheap and I am broke. But any molded ones you get from an audiologist would be great too
It's kind of tough with the campus furniture, but one of my friends swears by this:
It works with the bedframe and is really discrete/easy to set up and put away.
Method 1: My NSFW WL and this is the item.
The reason that I like it is that it's a fairly straight forward male masturbation aid, and is super easy to clean up. It really does change the sensation.
Method 2: looking at /u/kerensky2202 WL, I see they have the under the sheets restraints system. It's pretty freaking awesome, and people don't even notice it since it does hide fairly well. Restraints are comfortable, but keep you in place.
Saw this linked here the other day.
Morton's Lite Salt is straight-up the cheapest, though least tasty way to get both sodium AND potassium, and you probably need both. For palatability you can add Mio or Stur or a similar flavor enhancer.
Electro-Mix is an excellent option if you need potassium in particular. It's reasonably tasty for a no-sugar option. (I strongly recommend staying away from sugary things like gatorade and powerade, as advised by Chase.)
Another option is LyteShow, though it is a much pricier option than the other two. Na/K balance is pretty good though, and it is a good option if you just want to be able to add "x drops to x amount of water" without too much thinking.
I would look into a magnesium supplement as well--malate, taurate, citrate.
Coat effective? If they protect against BBs, they'll protect against flying jackets and coats and maybe even sweaters.
What's your budget? Did you even Google-fu? Post over in /r/airsoftmarket, check out airsoftforum.com, and/or look on Ebay for military surplus. Just make sure they're ANSI z87.1 rated.
EDIT: I'm feeling generous. Go get yourself some surplus ESS goggles or Arena Flakjaks. Used ones can be had for less than $30. Hell, Lancer Tactical even makes a knock-off Flakjak for dirt cheap. If they're still fogging, use some Cat Crap (also available in spray form). OR you can be a cheap-ass like me and buff some dish soap on the inside of your lens until clear before gameday.
Wiping the inside of the lens has absolutely nothing to do with it, nobody would ever buy goggles if you permanently ruined them by so much as touching the inside of the lens.
Your goggles are fogged inbetween the two lenses (all goggles use two lens layers, which is what prevents fog on the layer closest to your eyes,) which means that you managed to get moisture through the seal. Oakley in particular seems to use a pretty weak seal, if you ride them in the rain, and then temps drop, or if you get some melted snow in there and it refreezes, it can break the seal due to the water expansion. It could also have cracked the seal if you landed on them or otherwise wiped out and bonked them reasonably hard.
If you take them to wherever you bought them, or contact oakley support (provided they're still in warranty) you should be able to get a replacement pair. It will be a bit slow though, they usually take a couple weeks to get new product out. It can be hard to deal with in-store reps sometimes, since they'll feed you the same line of bullshit about touching the inner lens magically ruining your goggles. With the seal cracked, you should be able to get enough moisture in there that you can very clearly show that there's water between the lenses (my wife managed to actually get water sloshing around in hers after riding in the rain,) and that should get you a return.
Again. You can clean the inside of your lens. The anti-fog coating that's on the inside isn't some magical sacrosanct layer that will rain fire and brimstone down on you for putting your filthy fingers on it. If you have to clean the inside of your lens, there are tons of products out there that will effectively replace the antifog layer. I use cat crap most of the time, but there are tons of alternatives out there.
Breathing is over-rated!
Fogging occurs when the temperatures aren't regulated between your glasses (cold) and inside your helmet (warm/moist) from your breathing.
Some helmets have a breath deflector built-in or can be added to it. That'll help direct your airflow from your mouth down and away from the visor/glasses. Having a chin curtain is probably redirecting that moist mouth-air back up to your frigid lenses causing condensation build-up.
You could buy some cat crap but simply venting your lense or finding a better exit for the hot air seems more efficient.
My mother and I have only used this one, and it works for us:
Sure you can just own it, as of course, it's genetics. But there are a few things you can do to keep a more youthful look, and that starts from the inside out. I'm a dude about to turn 33, I still get carded, and just last week I was approached by a 23 year old female that assumed I was an NYU undergrad (in an obvious come-on).
I eat/drink a ton of leafy greens, kale and spinach etc is your friend. I drink a green protein shake and add Collagen, it's great for your hair, nails and skin.
In a total Patrick Bateman move, I put on a Rhassoul Clay mask a few times a week (not the stuff linked, but that'll explain what it is). As it dries it shrinks and brings blood to the surface of your face and pulls a ton of oil and other crap out of your pores.
Plenty of sunscreen, wear sunglasses during the day, and moisturize before bed.
I would even take it a step further and get a juicer and make your own vegetable juice, I feel like my skins glows when I drink veggies every day.
It's all about clean livin' once you hit your mid/late 20's. Just take care of yourself and you'll notice it.
Get an ear cleaning tool. Something like this or this.
You can use a squeeze bulb, but the specially designed ones work better. I have the cheaper one, it works fine.
Is It flakey? My ears were getting super flakey and causing more sebum than usual. Every. Single. Day. I had to clean them. I looked it up and it’s a form of yeast that can grow inside the ear canal. If it’s bad enough a doctor can prescribe things for you but what I found works best is..... t gel. T gel or nizoral dandruff shampoo. Wash your ears with it, around then and suds really good. Kind of suds the inside then rinse. If I take a bath I do the same and dip my head back, rinse and make sure to let my head lay back and recline in the water where the foamy bubbles are from scrubbing out the shampoo. That way the water can enter my ears and really get in there. Then throughout the bath it kind of just gets cleaned out as I keep going under water.
But if you shower, suds the ears w t gel or nizoral shampoo. Definitely check into fungal ear overgrowth if you are having abnormal sebum or flakes that must be cleaned every day, every other day. Oh!!! And also macks I believe it’s called makes an ear irrigation kit that you literally put drops in, earplugs, it dissolves the gunk— and then you rinse with this squirty tool. It’s $5-7 at local drugstores. There’s multiple brands.
I like to use theses 1x per week and I started 3x in a row to really get my ears clean. I want to try elephant ear cleaner off amazon. You should read the reviews, watch the videos of it actually working! It takes out hugeeee chunks of wax you didn’t even know you had. Some impacted by q tip overuse.
Ok enuff about ears.
I hope you see this just so you get the elephant ear cleaning thing that I use. I got one from my mom who works at an urgent care and the doctors there use this to clean out wax clogged ears (impacted cerumen).
Get this thing and use it in the shower with warm, not hot water. Turn your head sideways and insert the tip and spray the water which will clear out the wax safely. It has a shield on the tip that’s supposed to prevent you from going too far, but I never put it in all the way. I just go until it’s comfortably in enough to spray well.
elephant ear bottle
Get one of these bad boys - Elephant Ear Washer Bottle
I take extra electrolytes with on a ketogenic diet, I use Emergen-C or however it’s spelt. Little green packets, don’t taste great but always felt they worked well. Ordered them from amazon.
Edit: Linky link
Here is your solution.
However, it doesn't contain sodium, so I throw in a few fast food salt packets.
Be careful if you're getting sick, and as others have said, make sure you always have insulin on board. The risk is increased because you're consistently producing ketones and imbalances in BS+ketones will lead to DKA. So you have to be even more vigilant about BS & insulin levels, but that turns out to be a lot easier when you're not eating carbs. :)
I've been doing keto pretty frequently for several months now, only taking a few days off over the course of it, and I feel amazing. I probably average 40-60 carbs a day and don't seem to exit keto at those levels.
/r/keto is a good resource as well. I've found that magnesium/potassium/sodium levels are really important for me, so I drink sugar-free Emergenc Electrolyte Mix frequently (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002HWRY5S/).
Cat Crap works great.
Don't ever try rain x, my buddy used it on his motorcycle helmet visor and his eyes burned like crazy.
Cat Crap Anti Fog works for me pretty well. I use it scuba diving and it is good down there. As far as airsoft is concerned, Revision Locusts can be had for cheap and without the foam they work for me.
Either Catcrap https://www.amazon.com/EK-10003C-Cat-Crap/dp/B002ZNA488 or Zip Wax https://zipwaxantifogcleaner.com/product/zip-wax-1-oz-jar/
are products I have used, neither are perfect, both work reasonably well.
have also had great success with this: cat crap
Just rub some cat crap on it.
Cat crap has worked well for me in the past...
No it's this stuff lol http://www.amazon.com/Ek-123625-Cat-Crap-Anti-Fog/dp/B002ZNA488 LOL!
I use a product called "cat crap" on my glasses/goggles to prevent fogging in winter off road bicycle races.
here's a link:
it's also available at REI (if you are a member you get dividends which are great. It's the outdoorsy adults version of toys R us)
I use cat crap(http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002ZNA488) on my goggles, and even for my cheap loan out googles it prevents them from fogging. Also I personally love wearing my mesh mask with low profile goggles underneath (such as revision exosheilds), but the screen door isn't for everyone.
What ever you end up using make absolutely sure they are anzi Z87 rated.
Our local butcher does a 'Meat For A Week' pack for £15 (scroll down the linked page to see it). I get one of these every week.
Added to this are my regular staples (it should be noted - many other things are purchased for my non-keto partner):
At least one whole iceberg lettuce per day (for volume!)
Mackerel in brine
Anchovies in Olive Oil
Very light olive oil for cooking and mayo-making
Coconut milk and creamed coconut, to make yoghurt and fat bombs with.
Gelatin, and Collagen from Great Lakes
Whatever spices I fancy - usually Smoked Paprika and Cumin
EDIT: Almost forgot - this has become my new best friend! - Nutritional Yeast Seasoning
Not a massive list of inspiring food, I know! I do like to keep a simple routine - though I am experimenting with different stuff, this week I'm trying out home made jelly babies!
You're welcome, and I'm glad I could help! :)
I think that's really awesome. I mean, truthfully I don't know how it would affect you (some women say their breasts actually appear larger, some go down in size, some don't really change that much, and yeah just different for each woman), but I definitely don't think it would hurt and hey there's always the added benefit of the rest of your body becoming fit.
And yeah, the gelatin thing is actually crazy cool. Basically gelatin stimulates your body to produce more collagen, which improves the elasticity and helps with sagging skin, stretch marks, and wrinkles (so not only will it help with firming up your breasts but also it can fade stretchmarks-unfortunately some might be permanent and help prevent wrinkles). So yeah definitely really awesome.
So basically what I do is mix 2 tablespoons of Collagen Hydrolysate in chicken broth twice a day. And also I get 2 boxes of the jello mix (the flavor doesn't matter, but it definitely is better to get the sugar free kind) and only use the boiling water to mix it (so only use half the water that it says) and eat it as snack.
But again this is just what has helped me, so I don't know if any of this would actually help or not, but I hope it will be able to. :)
Is this the one: https://www.amazon.com/Great-Lakes-Gelatin-Collagen-Hydrolysate/dp/B005KG7EDU?th=1
Try these foods: https://www.eatthis.com/stop-sugar-cravings/
Also do hiit cardio like tabata or weight lifting. You can Google "hiit cardio routines" and find one that works for you.
As odd as it might sound add real butter and take all margarine out of your diet. All these things I've posted have worked for me. And, if you're on an estrogen birth control pill then use a gelatin like https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005KG7EDU/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_GTecBbBA1W18K
because it'll help with the negative effects of estrogen plus make your skin and nails glow and grow in time for your vacation :-)
If you use that food list to eat a heavy nut and seed plant based diet and consume good lean animal protein (if you choose) and add a good low carb Greek yogurt and nutritional yeast you'll never have a sugar craving again lol
I feel like a goddess eating that diet. And you get full faster and end up not spending more even though nuts usually cost more. Good luck!
I promise it will get better! Eliminating your allergens will make you feel so good, and you'll realize that it's worth it. I also feel like it's worth noting that naturopaths do not do the testing themselves. Bloodwork gets sent out to labs.
Regarding intestinal repair, I highly recommend hydrolyzed gelatin, and probiotics! The gelatin really helps heal the lining of the intestines, and the probiotics helps replenish the good bacteria that is lacking, which is creating the excessive allergy producing environment. Have you read up on leaky gut/intestinal permeability?
I felt the same way as you until I blew an ear drum. This product is a game changer for people with waxy ass ears like myself.
Bit of an edit: This is the name-brand product that the nurse introduced me to when she saw my dumb ass. It's what the hospital uses, so there may be some kind of generic version that's cheaper. It's pretty amazing how much crap this thing can take out of your ears and also how much "louder" everything seems after you clean them out properly.
I used to have to go the doc yearly for this until I bought one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Elephant-Washer-Bottle-Doctor-Easy/dp/B005M2B5P0
I know you've tried the bulbs but this is in different league. Debrox + this thing works for me. Sometimes I have to go through several bottles of water but I've been able to get it all out with this. Just gotta keep going until it all comes out.
You can buy a home version of something like that yourself; it's called the Elephant Ear Washer. It's awesome.
Getting one of these is a wonderful thing.
Posted this in a Q-Tip eargasm thread before but others may like the WTF story here. Also link at the bottom for OP so you don't have to pay for "surgery" next time.
So I've always been a fairly waxy guy, and for my entire life I've used cotton swabs (Q-Tips, w/e). I was always able to clean out a metric crap ton of wax. Even at a young age I was able to dig pretty aggressively at what I assume is my ear drum and not really have any problems like the warnings scream at you about. (Yes I know this is bad, please don't bother high horsing here, I don't care. Continuing on.) So I went on at least weekly if not twice a week doing this since I was, I don't know, 12ish? Occasionally when aggressively cleaning, my hearing would become muted in one or both ears. It didn't hurt and would clear itself up within a day. It felt like I moved a bunch of wax over a membrane or something (these things would come out extremely covered in thick brown vitriol, I was obviously doing a lot of cleaning going that deep.) Either way it would always correct itself.
About 6 months ago I had another incident where my hearing became muted in one ear after an aggressive cleaning. No matter what I did it didn't get better. I cleaned more and more but after a week of aggressive cleaning and then a week of leaving it alone I became worried I finally damaged something from all my reckless years of Q-Tip gouging. I went to the doctor and explained all of this, upon closer inspection they mentioned something about a blockage. I was relieved and they said they'd do some professional cleaning. They used a squirt bottle that had a small hose and thin tip connected to it to blast my ears with water for a good 20 mins on each side. The side I didn't have problems with they said they cleaned good but I never got a good glimpse when they took the old water away. I didn't feel any different. The offending side cleaning didn't yield anything but muddied water, I still had the blockage.
The Doctor suggested OTC items which have never worked in the past but at this point it sounded like Q-Tips were no-nos from now on. I would put this oily liquid in my ear every other day or so but after a week, still no change. I finally scoured the web and found the same squirt bottle cleaner the doctor used on Amazon. Bought it and when it came a few days later went into the shower to use it.
Within 10 minutes an impossibly big ball of thick yet pliable wax reinforced by ages of cotton strands came out of my ear and my natural hearing ability came back for the first time in over a month. When I got a good look at it it appeared to be the size of a US quarter, only spherical. I have no idea how something that large was lodged in my ear. As gross as it was I had to show my wife. For the sake of the internet I almost wish I took a picture.
Needless to say, I still use Q-Tips but only on the outer ear when I have an itch or major surface wax. The cleaning bottle is amazing and use that for deeper, safer cleaning.
TL;DR After using swabs for years I finally had hearing problems that resulted in quarter-sized spheroid of wax and cotton lodging itself in my ear for over a month.
P.S. For those interested in the squirt bottle cleaner: http://www.amazon.com/Elephant-Washer-Bottle-Doctor-Easy/dp/B005M2B5P0/
Found it on Amazon! I know what I want for my birthday.
Can always spend a little more money and splurge on this one
In high school in our Psychology class the kids that were already 18 were able to do the ear wax candle thing. The teacher told us one year a kid had a bug in his ear. It was crazy how much shit came out of their ears.
Also, you can get little plastic 'scoops' to dig that shit out too.
Not OP but I have an Elephant ear washer (specifically this one) and it works great. I've had it for about a year now and have had no problems. Honestly, everything a doctor does is so expensive that I think it's totally worth it to just be able to clean your own ears at home.
J-Lube. It's a powder you mix with water. Lasts forever, any consistency you want, safe for silicon toys.
How has nobody mentioned J-Lube yet?
It's a standard for wet-and-gooey play. It is a lubricant, so it is super slick and not sticky or viscous as honey, and it has mucous-like properties (thick, but slippery) but it's a great place to start experimenting for cheap. You might be able to work up a recipe that would simulate the parts of honey you like, mixing it with Corn Syrup or thickening it with starch or glycerine.
But the best part is that you can dump a bottle in a bathtub full of water, and have a whole tub of lube! :D
Yes. Many massage therapists use stretching exercises to loosen up their hands before a session.Go here:
Lot's of info on this.
It should be noted that if you have large muscular hands, there's not much that can be done. Muscle just takes ups a certain amount of space.
and you should absolutely be using J-Lube. It a water based gynecological lube used by Vets. literally the slipperiest lube you can get. https://www.amazon.com/JorVet-J0109-J-Lube-Lubric-Pwd-10Oz/dp/B006G2S17A/ref=sr_1_1_s_it
My husband and I use J Lube for anal play. It comes as a powder, and you add water to achieve the constancy you enjoy.
Boy do I have a bit of news for you.
J-Lube is pretty amazing stuff. Also, comparatively speaking it's dirt cheap. It's possible to get a similar texture/look by adding a combination of coconut milk, and possibly a little egg white for texture. If you mix it up really well, then let it sit for a couple hours so that it starts to separate again, it looks even more realistic.
And best of all, for about $2/gallon, plus the cost of coconut milk and egg white, this is fiscally possible, if not so responsible.
Word to the wise, do not attempt to stand up in a pool of J-Lube. You will slip and fall, or so I've heard. Cause I've definitely never wrestled in a kiddy pool of JLube. Nope.
Also, when it's time to clean up, salt, and lots of it.
Way more efficient to buy dehydrated lubricant and add water.
Oil is safe for silicone. Vaseline isn't considered body safe, but coconut oil is. Plus it is really cheap. If you live near a Big Lots or Costco, you can get an enormous jar for like $15. Something cheap that you can buy in bulk is J Lube. You can mix up like 4 oz at a time and use a syringe to inject it up there. And I think that is where your problem lies. Absorption. The colon is made to absorb stuff. So most things are going to be absorbed if put in there at a minimal amount. But put too much initially and you end up with leakage.
Creatine: Don't buy into any bullshit here. Whatever a supplement company is adding to their creatine probably isn't doing anything for you. If you want creatine, just get a huge stock of plain creatine monohydrate. This is personally what I take.
Protein: It's harder to make a decision here because just about every company is hawking some form of whey. Like others have said, some companies have been known to lie about their protein amounts. I would recommend just sticking to a trusted brand like Optimum Nutrition until you've had some time to look at reviews of some other brands you may have seen. Plus ON has the glutamine and BCAAs thrown into their blend, so why not. My only other recommendation would be not to buy into the "hydro-whey" hype. Unless you really have the extra money to throw around, it's probably not going to be worth it in any capacity.
Creatine Monohydrate Powder Micronized by BulkSupplements (1 kilogram) | 99.99% Pure High Performance Formula | Pre/Post Workout Bodybuilding/Crossfit Supplement https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E9M4XEE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Zae0AbHZWJY8C
I bought this brand. It's like 2 cents a gram when you buy a kilo of it, so honestly cheap enough and definitely safe to take for more than 3 months.
Just in case you want to avoid GNC in the future
I have yet to find anything cheaper.
It's definitely optional but if you have the rest of your diet and training dialed in then it could be useful to add to your routine. As u/JrDot13 said, 5 grams is a good daily dose. It's probably best to put it in your pre-workout meal/shake/drink, but overall that's not a huge deal. For the best value, I would go with something like Bulk Supplements on Amazon.
I'm using BulkSupplements stuff (micronized creatine monohydrate):
I like it because it doesn't have a ton of stuff in it I don't want. Can't comment on the taste as I throw it in my morning drink with 2 other supplements and enough cristal lite grape flavoring to mask the flavor of camel dung.
Get something like this. $20 for a shit ton of creatine monohydrate that will last you over a year if you're taking 5g/day. Buying premixed stuff or even pills is a massive waste of money for little to no additional benefit.
Your creatine is absurdly expensive. I use this creatine which is $19 for a kilo (200 servings, 9.5 cents / serving) and it's great.
Creatine is crazy cheap compared to ~every other supplement out there, I can't believe you managed to spend so much on yours!
one of the cheapest
If you do not want children, period, you should probably still use a condom as pills are not a hundred percent guarantee. If you find the level of risk is acceptable then wait until after the first month to get into a routine and see how you feel on the birthcontrol.
You're still probably gonna wanna test, for those "just in case" feelings. My suggestion is bulk pregnancy tests, http://www.amazon.com/Wondfo-Pregnancy-Strips-25-count-medical/dp/B0002YIQEQ like these to give you peace of mind.
EDIT: also the ladies at /r/birthcontrol are always there for you BC questions.
I think a huge, huge part of the problem is a lack of good sex education in schools for teens. At 14, girls should be given extensive lessons on pregnancy, how to prevent pregnancy, and I even think they should be taught to use these kinds of cheap pregnancy tests and provided with a few to keep on hand in case they have accidental unprotected sex (condom breaks, or they're just irresponsible). I know the tests only keep for about 2 years but at least this exposes them to the existence of cheap pregnancy tests and how to use them. Many girls would probably take the strips home and use them, just to try it out. I also think they should be given a couple of Plan B type pills to keep on hand as well.
So many of these late term abortions and turnaways could be prevented with some education and elimination of stigma and shame.
Check out these!
Breast tenderness, swelling, and growth are all side effects of BC.
If you don't get a period and still feel worried, testing a couple more times never hurts. These are great strip tests to have on hand. They're inexpensive and work just as well as the ones from the drug store. :)
they are $0.50 on amazon, no need to live anywhere in particular. https://www.amazon.com/Wondfo-Pregnancy-Strips-25-count-medical/dp/B0002YIQEQ
>I don’t know if a cheaper test - but I bet they exist.
Yep, amazon has cheaper. It just requires you to have a cup or something of the sort to hold the urine so you can dip the stick in it.
These strips are super cheap and they're essentially what the doctor's office uses.
You take a pregnancy test 21 days after a missed pill.
If you have anxiety with no missed pill, take a pregnancy test monthly (example on the 1st of each month).
You can get them very very cheap. Example: https://www.amazon.com/Wondfo-Pregnancy-Strips-25-count-medical/dp/B0002YIQEQ?ref_=Oct_CARAsinC_3762561_0&amp;pf_rd_p=811e5d01-388e-5153-b637-f48c348f0d77&amp;pf_rd_s=mobile-hybrid-5&amp;pf_rd_t=30901&amp;pf_rd_i=3762561&amp;pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_r=J2N0SRR2WS656NYQ555Z&amp;pf_rd_r=J2N0SRR2WS656NYQ555Z&amp;pf_rd_p=811e5d01-388e-5153-b637-f48c348f0d77
Hey just putting this here for future reference (and for anyone else) - EVERY sexually active woman should have some pregnancy tests on hand, regardless of contraceptive method. Life, uh, finds a way!
Amazon sells packs of 25 for $12. Do yourself a favor and get some so you have them on hand in the future and don't have to pay $10 a test at the drug store.
I was told by my doctor that it could take up to 18 months for your cycle to return to normal after stopping Depo. I know the literature says up to a year, but my doctor suggested otherwise. I'm actually on Depo, but I missed 2 rounds and asked about this since I still never got my period.
I don't get my period on Depo and my mind still worries about pregnancy even though it is SUPER unlikely, like a .03% failure rate.
If you're being safe, I would suggest the same thing I do - invest in some cheap/bulk tests (http://www.amazon.com/Wondfo-Pregnancy-Test-Strips-25-count/dp/B0002YIQEQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1335488886&amp;sr=8-1) and just take them whenever you feel nervous.
There really is nothing else you can do - the doctor can't make your period come back. So, just keep being protected and then keep testing if you really are worried. Just remember that it is a risk you take when you have sex and there is nothing much you can do except being as safe as you can in the way you trust most.
I just bought these yesterday. I haven't used them before though.
Why are you not buying them on amazon and avoiding the shame cube?
I did the same thing when I skipped placebo but I highly recommend getting these tests: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002YIQEQ/
25 tests for $8. Those are exactly what they use for a pregnancy test at the doctor's office. The only difference between these and the fancy drugstore kind is the expensive packaging & plastic handle. Well, you do have to pee & dip rather than putting it in the stream of urine, but there you go. I've used these for years.
It's only $9. It's just easier imo to not have to deal with all the baking and shit. Just throw it in the caps and pop em like an edible, no bad taste either.
Most pharmacies have them. Finding them in lots less than a 1000 is the hardest part. https://www.amazon.com/Empty-Gelatin-Capsules-Size-1000/dp/B000ACUJRW?th=1
Most of my mmj friends who eat it use empty gelatin capsules. You'll still have weedy RSO burps!
Empty Gelatin Capsules 0 Size -1000 Empty Capsules https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000ACUJRW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ikaRCbS575HH9
Edit: you can also make paper pills by rolling the rso up into a little wad of thin paper such as a piece of rolling paper and swallowing that. Bonus fiber for your diet.
i use gel capsules, they're super cheap
I just did a bunch of Google searches for things like "gel capsules distillate" and used what I found to come up with a simple recipe. I'm not at home right now, so I can't access my notes, but I think my amounts for the last batch were (approximately):
Distillate: 1 Syringe
Coconut Oil: 60ml
Sunflower Lecithin: 4ml
I start by measuring out the Coconut oil into a 100ml flask. I then heat that up with a heat gun to maybe somewhere around 120 to140 degrees; it doesn't need to be blazing hot... we just want the oils to blend together. Next I add the distillate and lecithin and swirl the flask around and use a glass stirring rod until everything appears to be well blended. I may hit it a couple more times with the heat gun while doing this.
Once the oil is cooled back down to room temperature, I use a syringe to extract it from the flask and fill up the gel caps. These little trays work really well for holding the capsules.
Does that brand of floor polish work? I've always been told that the floor polish of choice for tightening joints and protecting/clarifying clear plastics is Pledge with Future Shine (which is now called Pledge Revive It Floor Gloss).
This is the stuff I use.
Yep! Also, for the record, Future floor polish is an amaaaaaaaaazing clear coat paint if you have an airbrush.
Here's the Future stuff via Amazon
Pledge future floor finish -- works great as a gloss coat (as well as for tightening loose joints). Just load it into your airbrush and spray. I've always wondered.. how did the first person figure that out?
This is what I have — not sure what the current equivalent is.
Maybe this: SC Johnson Pledge Floor Care Multi-Surface Finish
You've done a great job, especially considering it's your first and you chose an airplane - they're generally a little more difficult than armor. Is that a Typhoon? What's next in your build queue?
Like another commenter here said, before applying decals, put down a gloss coat. I've found that [this] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ARPH4C/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1) and this work well. After getting the decals on, then seal them in with another coat, and you can do your weathering without worrying about damaging them. You might want to use Microsol or Markfit when doing the decals - those solutions soften the decal and you don't get the "draping" effect over little surface details. Just be careful and test with the least important decals first, some kits have really thin decals that get destroyed. Other kits have thick decals that need repeated applications of Markfit strong to soften.
This is the correct floor wax. Got this, two weeks ago. And have been running it through my airbrush gloss coating everything with out issue.
First off, I don't believe that you're consuming 1400 calories per day, even if you 100% believe you are. If you were, you'd be losing weight even with no exercise at all. So the first thing I'd re-evaluate is how you're measuring your food for MFP.
Next up, I'm guessing that you are probably getting hungrier from all the intense exercise. Also, since bodymedia is estimating the thousands of calories you're burning, you figure you can "afford" to eat a little more. The thing is, you really can't trust the calorie burning estimates. And I would never adjust food intake based on exercise when you're trying to lose weight, you will fail.
I would suggest lower intensity exercise like bike rides and long hikes and more careful monitoring of your food. You will lose weight if you ACTUALLY eat 1400 calories and perform even light physical activities.
Once you begin to see a trend of weight loss, begin to add in the strength training and consume slightly more protein to compensate if you wish. This is not necessary for weight loss, but it can be nice for overall fitness.
Get a scale. Get some calipers too. Calipers can give a good idea of your bodyfat %, which will allow you to calculate your TDEE much more accurately. Calipers are cheap! These are less than $6.
You'll notice here on http://iifym.com/iifym-calculator/ that the Athlete's Formula for men doesn't even use BF% - you seem pretty darn slender, so this will probably give you the most accurate TDEE. In your case, your BF% wouldn't affect your calories much. Keep weighing yourself and adjust your diet accordingly.
Also, if you really want to know your BF%, just get one of these:
Seven bucks. And much more accurate than one of those garbage scales.
I do protein and 5 grams of creatine daily. I think it has made a considerable difference in my energy level and I feel more active throughout the entire duration.
I love this sub and it feels, to me, like a quiet little cul de sac in big ol' Keto Town.
Here's my sharing:
this week Lyteshow solved my electrolyte struggle. I feel SO GOOD!
Have been paying as much attention to sides as to the protein and my meals have been tasty, tasty
I'm trying out a month of MFP Premium and so far love seeing the macro breakdown (per meal) on my diary page in either grams or percentages.
Lastly, I now automatically pack at least a baggy full of food so I'm not stuck without choices. If I have the time I pack a whole cold meal.
Can you guys share with me what sort of tote you put your food in? They are easy to find online but I know some are better insulated than others.
For electrolytes I use this stuff from amazon. It's awesome. LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - 40 Servings (With Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EISFBYA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_B6GAyb9MF56CN
Keto peep here
I dont really do anything pre mainly because I dont want to throw up all over my partners so I cant help with that.
Post workout ill go home and pour some of this with a whole squeezed lemon (sometimes ill throw in some Pink Himalaya salt too if it was a rough day)
The most important thing about this diet is making sure you get your electrolytes in or you are going to hate your life.
I also take a scoop of this
It is pricey but I like the taste and there are some other low carb options out there.
Sometimes ill have some eggs or a chicken thigh to get the protein/fats. Epic bars are my friends, I stay away from the Quest bars because they seem to make me stall.
You might want to check out r/ketogains as they are geared towards those who workout while doing keto.
Gatorade is fine in a pinch and I'll drink it after a workout when I break my fast, but has too much sugar which will spike insulin which will shut down the "Fast Mode". There are lots of electrolyte additives you can get to add to your water that have all the electrolytes not just the potassium, chloride, and sodium in Gatorade. It also has artificial coloring which has a debatable effect on the body.
Here is one example.
I did actually, still feeling like death but pushing through. I’ve been using those ketone pee strips and it finally showed between low and moderate amount of ketones so that’s good i think!
Also picked up this stuff called “Lyteshow” so going to be drinking water with some of that in it today to see if it helps. Here is the link, hopefully it’s zerocarb approved. https://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration-Additives/dp/B00EISFBYA
Also I seem to have no appetite, I love steak and smoked a nice thick ribeye on the traeger this morning for breakfast and could barely eat half of it. Hopefully I get my appetite back soon
This overlaps with a previous comment a bit, and may be way too detailed, but just in case...
When I had this same issue for a long time after a surgery I tried a bunch of things that didn't work, so I decided to focus on getting more out of the liquids I was able to drink. I had good results from products designed for rehydration after sports, illness, or hangovers. But only the healthy ones with no sugar or artificial colors/flavors/sweeteners. Things like Gatorade make it worse with all their sugar (which the body must use more fluid to process fully) and artificial ingredients. Tried Pedialyte too, but same sugar issues, tastes icky, and is too pricey.
The very best were Nuun tablets, which you drop into water. They have lots of different flavors, and have a hint of effervescence at first, so without trying I found I easily drank more overall. Some of the flavors, like grape, fruit punch, or watermelon, I adore because they remind me of yummy childhood drinks that were terribly unhealthy. But the Nuun tablets have natural fruit flavors, and are sweetened with monk fruit, so just healthy stuff. They have lots of electrolytes, and some vitamins/minerals that help your body retain more fluid. I buy them by the box on Amazon, and they have sampler boxes that let you try several flavors first. Many healthier markets carry them too, at a higher cost, so you can try them first Wish they were cheaper in general, but nope. :-(
This is the nuun site for more info: https://nuunlife.com/. And here is an example of a combo pack on Amazon (but if you search for Nuun, you will see all sorts of packs and prices): https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B019GU4J56/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_FoIDCbQ5RF68G. Just avoid the nuun tablets with black packaging, as they have caffeine in them.
If you go on Amazon and search for "hydration," the first batch of things that comes up will give you some really good options.
I also tried this concentrated rapid rehydrating liquid called LyteShow Electrolyte Concentrate that you can add to cold drinks, which worked well, but the Nuun tablets were much more practical (lightweight instead of heavy bottles of liquid, and more tasty, and cheaper). https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00EISFBYA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_qMIDCbC6MJP1S
I also switched to pink salt then, as it has tons of trace minerals (needed by the body to fully utilize your fluids), and that helped, surprisingly. Also just tastes much better! On bad days where I was almost fainting, I would take a mouthful of water and toss back a big pinch of that salt. It reduced the dizziness. But after that I began using the nuun tablets, which helped all around.
I ate as many juicy foods as I could then, like citrus, cucumbers, melon, lettuce, apples and pears. But I could barely eat at the time, so it wasn't enough by itself.
Switch to a really high quality multivitamin too, especially if your hair is falling out (mine did too). Avoid gummy vitamins, cheap stuff from the drug store, and brands known to source unregulated ingredients from China (like the NOW brand).
I hated the smell of my tap water which didn't help with drinking (and my city had good water), so I learned to fill a couple pitchers and leave them sitting out, uncovered, for 24 hours, which allowed all of the chlorine to evaporate.uch better then.
Oh, kind of random, but I also started keeping the mini cans of V8 tomato juice on hand (regular kind, not the low sodium). Normally I don't like it much. But when I was so dehydrated, it tasted sooooo good for some reason. Probably I just needed the salt to help me better retain fluids, but the extra dose of veggies probably helped too.
I think that's all my hard-won hydration tactics, but it all worked. Hopefully something in there helps you, so you can start feeling better. If I think of anything else, I will wander back. Good luck, my dehydrated friend. 🙂
(Am on my phone, so please excuse bad typing.)
Sure! This is the one I use.
Mine was very sudden as well. Ended up being able to pinpoint it to a virus (hand, foot, and mouth) that caused pericarditis (inflammation of the lining of my heart). I didn't feel sick at all, but started having chest pains, increased heart rate, and passing out. First 3 ER visits all said I was having panic attacks.
From being in a similar situation, I know that the change can be rough. I went from working out 1-2 times a day, playing all day volleyball tournaments, and running half marathons - a year later now sometimes I am too tired to get off the couch, throwing up and passing out after 3 miles, and experience incredible soreness. Sometimes there are good days, some days are not so great.
Btw - found this to be great for hydrating https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EISFBYA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
lol the bovedas are on amaxon. 8 for 12$
Do you have a UV light? That might help spot mold.
Next time, consider Boveda 62 packs to rehydrate instead.
Also, rosin isn't 100% THC, so it doesn't mean it was 20% THC flower when you get 20% yield.
I hear you still learning myself, yes two way and as I understand you can’t mess it up as they draw moisture if it’s to high and add if needed and bigger doesn’t hurt as it just maintains what’s needed.
I picked these up
Posts I have read say 62 for smoking 58 for vape. I’ll find the post and share it in a sec as someone on here made some informative comments on the subject.
Yea that's what I'm talking about, it helps with moisture by keeping the humidity levels right
Boveda 62-Percent RH 2-Way Humidity Control, 8 gram - 10 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JV27MF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_RFjHzbBTXRCPS
I grab mine from amazon they work out to about $1.20 a pack https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B00JV27MF4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1501151850&amp;sr=8-1&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&amp;keywords=boveda+packs&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=41Ir3pdIHxL&amp;ref=plSrch
10 for $12 with Prime
I am no expert or cultivator but some say that 62% still is too damp. Something like 59% would be ideal but the next step down is 49%. I use the 62% packs but open my jars periodically and don't change them until they're quite crunchy. No problems.
I just converted from humidor to tupperdor. Pick up a sistema in either 101 or 67 oz, and some boveda packs to keep the humidity. It's seriously the best way to keep sticks fresh and is super easy to setup.
Y'all motherfuckers snitched. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00JV27MF4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1 I was buying these for 12$ 6 months ago and now they are 30 on amazon.
By the by, they are the best thing ever. Anyone who doesnt use them gets instantly converted when they see how fresh your weed is. Try and order them online, head shops are rip off for them.
Yes, boveda packs provide humidity control and are pretty much the standard for storing herb properly. If you're storing for as long as a year, they would be a must have. Even if you open the jar weekly, you'll be fine. They can also (I've heard) be reconstituted when they expire, to be used again. Never tried it, you'd have to google that one for more info. I bought these: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00JV27MF4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Not the cheapest, but by far the best/easiest, and pretty cheap.
Boveda 62% RH packs and a glass jar. Or even a decent plastic container, if it seals.
[Sport Sheets under the bed restraint system] (http://www.amazon.com/Sportsheets-Under-Bed-Restraint-System/dp/B000VHH5DW/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1382381465&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=bondage)
I swear by this thing
I recently got this and I have found it insanely fun. I hadn't ever done much with bondage or anything like that and I find this thing to be great. It is well made you can pull and tug and it is going to hold you in place but if the person really wants out they can get to the latch and free themselves so it keeps things from getting too intense.
If you're uncertain how the ribbon will work try it on your ankles first. You'll get some practice tying it securely without having to mess around when the time comes, and you can give it a few tugs to make sure it's reasonably comfortable. I think the hair ribbon idea is great, by the way!
An under the mattress restraint system is fun is you don't have the type of bed frame that makes tying him to it easy. It's basically 4 straps that join in the middle like an X that go under your mattress, leaving the 4 ends (with carabiner-style clips) free to attach wrists or ankles to. You can make your own easily with some rope and some carabiners, but they aren't expensive to buy either: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000VHH5DW?pc_redir=1406357131&amp;robot_redir=1
Bondage tape is fun and easy to use, and pretty much every adult toy store seems to carry it for around $10. It sticks to itself, but doesn't stick to skin at all, even hairy skin.
I bought the same exact set from Amazon for 28 dollars instead of the 60 on that site. They work great.
Thats it well worth the price
These are what I take with my protein shake every morning. Highly recommend for rocket propelled one wipers.
Get a fiber supplement, it keeps you regular and clean. Douching becomes super easy and super fast. I used to take Pure For Men but now I take these Psyllium Husk capsules. I'm currently testing them so I haven't decided wether they're better though.
Do you know psyllium husk? There are psyllium husk tablets, and I have found that taking 2 in the morning with a BIG glass of water and 2 right before bed with a BIG glass of water can alleviate both constipation and diarrhea.
Here's an example of what I am talking about:
Yep, the mud butt and shitting bricks can hit you at any time, but it really does get much better over time. I've done keto for well over a year, and now I could be the poster child for the Bristol Scat Scale.
6 pills a day, averages out to this is 15 bucks for 82 days or something around that lol
Goo Gone Surface Safe Adhesive Remover, Isopropyl Alcohol, Heat & Patience
this is why you specifically search for 99% isopropyl alcohol right?
gigo man gigo.
That's not true at all. Oh, and no one should condone using bleach to sanitize makeup.
Thanks! If you're having a hard time cleaning your piece, try 99% proof Isopropyl Alcohol (available in most supermarkets) and some kosher salt (since it's coarse, it acts as a good abrasive). Mix it in the pipe, shake vigorously and rinse. I know some ents prefer a broken in pipe, but for me there's nothing better than smoking from a fresh, clean pipe.
Loose filters can be a number of problems. Too small of a filter being the easiest thing to blame it on. If you roll straights it can be hard to make the filter stay in, I usually try to keep the filter rolled as tightly as possible and pinch it between my fingers when rolling so it will expand to fit the paper when I let go, I sometimes rip gum tips off papers and use the glue to keep filters in when I'm having trouble. Alternatively if you roll straights, I find rolling cones really makes the filter sit better, as well as smoking better. If all else fails a raw rolling machine (I bought mine couple years back at my local headshop couple years back for something like 4$, and its never failed me) is a great investment for really cheap and wont break on you anytime soon. If you load one of these with about a .8 of rolling batch and a pretty fat filter it will roll you something that is extremely similar to a brand name somke in both look and feel. Good luck and happy rolling.
Like the other guy said, spoon pipes are alot less of a hassle, but if you insist on joints here's my suggestions:
Get one of these. It’s life changing.
I can tell you the secret... for about tree-fiddie
And by that I mean buy the aforementioned rolling machine... it's just over 3.50 on amazon with free shipping.
good idea! i just bought this to match these papers! and you put up a very valid point with the technicalities of the tubes vs thin rolling paper and the filters! thanks for ur input!
buy a pack of Randy's to learn with. The wire in it makes it easier to learn rolling technique. They arent the greatest but do the job and it has the built in roach holder. Or get this and a grinder and they work awesome
For cost savings, maybe try rolling your own. As I understand it, there are different levels of it, where the more skill you have the less complicated the tools are. You can freehand roll them, use a plastic machine
Or use an injection machine with filter tubes which are like cigarettes without the tobacco.
I believe he’s talking about something like this and if that’s the case these will make your life 100% easier if you can’t roll too good on your own
$3.50 on Amazon. Rolling machine, 4 pack of papers (128 papers) and 500 filter tips for a total of $13.00
Or just type joint roller in amazon. They are super easy to use and make fat joints in a second or two
I dont know about cigarette injector, but before I learned how to roll joints I had bought a raw roller. It makes flawless joints and it's really quick. this is the one I got. You can get a 1 1/4 size and a king size. But now I roll my joints faster. It just takes practice man.
Buy one of these.
But if you're wanting something now you can always use 2 pencils, wrap the paper around one, lick it and seal it like you're rolling up the pencil and then push the paper up the pencil and pack the weed into it with the second pencil until the paper is full. Then twist it at the ends and fly to the moon.
The FAQ here has guidelines of:
Personally I get a quick sodium fix every day by having a lunch at work that is just a cup of broth made with 2 bouillon cubes (almost 2g sodium right there) and topped off with heavy cream.
Electro Mix is a great and cheap way to get electrolytes.
I like this:
Why is no one telling him about his electrolytes?
When I started to follow protocols from /r/ketogains and /r/bodyweightfitness and /r/c25k and such, Keto did not pose an issue in terms of strength or energy; the problem was my electrolytes!
If you exercise very hard, you may experience what I did: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyponatremia
Basically, it feels like you are going to die. You throw up over and over and cannot stop, and it just feels like death is upon you lol. I drank more water thinking it was dehydration, but this actually exacerbated the effect by washing out even more electrolytes from my system.
If you are using Magnesium Citrate, NoSalt, and Chicken Broth to supplement your Magnesium, Potassium, and Sodium already (to prevent keto flu, for instance) then you are already good to go. If not, you will need something like this: Emergen-C Electro Mix ( http://www.amazon.com/Emergen-C-Electro-Mix-Lemon-Lime-30-count/dp/B002HWRY5S ) or just Powerade Zero (no sugar drinks of course!)
Do not underestimate the nightmare hat is hyponatremia when it comes to a fully Ketogenic diet (which is often slightly deficient in Sodium, Potassium, and/or Magnesium)!!!
Edit: other accounts http://www.reddit.com/r/keto/comments/1tbml4/dont_be_like_me_get_your_electrolytes/
Well, the main side effects I have experienced are:
Those are the main three, I have some older posts and journals written about this, but if nothing else, the side effects disappear over time (minus the dehydration part, that is still with me two years in). It takes a long time for that (many months if not a year or two) but as of right now, I don't even really think about "being sober" anymore - this is my new sober. It will cause a little bit of a shift in personality, and my friends/family have commented on that before, but...such is life. We change as people over time anyways; this is just a thing to accept.
Good luck! Hopefully it controls your seizures!
I use this: Emergen-C ElectroMix Electrolyte Replacement (Natural Lemon-Lime Flavor, 30-Count 0.14 oz. Packets) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002HWRY5S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_kxRzCbE8DS711
I’m the same way. You might be low on electrolytes. A nutritionist once told me that electrolytes help your body absorb the water. There’s a product called, “Electromix” that works really well. One box will last you months. Sugar free. You can get it on amazon:
thought i would update:
i ended up goin with this <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000G7YW74/ref=oss_product"&gt;Accu-Measure Fitness 3000 Personal Body Fat Tester</a> for $11, shipped. Calipers seems like the way to go and will try out the plastic junk before investing in a long term metal one.
thanks everyone for sharing!
optimum nutrition's serious mass helped me out a lot. you can get the 12 pound pack for only 40 bucks using the subscribe and save option which u can cancel at anytime. each scoop has over 600 calories with around 125 grams of carbs. i honestly couldn't find a source of calories and carbs that cheap with the amount you get.
Joylent's second ingredient is Maltodextrin (as part of the "Joylent Vitamix").
To be clear, I'm not looking for something which has zero maltodextrin, but it's commonly one of the first set of ingredients (in the examples so far, in the top three) and is essentially sugar, although it doesn't need to be categorized as such on the nutrition facts. This concerns me from a dietary perspective (for instance, risk of diabetes) and also makes me question the company's ethics.
For example, ON Serious Mass has 56g of sugar in a ~1250 kcal serving, whereas ON Pro Gainer drops this to just 12g in a ~1300 kcal serving (2 scoops). How do they accomplish this feat? They increase the amount of fat (from 4.5g to 16g) and up the amount of maltodextrin - a sugar that doesn't have to be listed as a sugar in the nutrition facts. (Incidentally, both these weight gainers have maltodextrin as their first ingredient.) In their defense, post-workout is just about the only time you'd really benefit from a big kick of glucose, as your muscles are starting to repair themselves.
Very awesome. When I started painting minis I bought this worthless piece of shit, but it turned out to be a worthless piece of shit, so I quickly abandoned it. Your doohickey seems a thousand times more interesting.
are you ready for two more items that will absolutely change the game for you.. (yea they're "crutches", but they are also tools.)
if this is your first time, practice on a length of wire before actually soldering the connector
get a pair of good [helping hands] (http://www.amazon.com/SE-MZ101B-Helping-Hands-Magnifying/dp/B000RB38X8). You'll thank me later :-)
1/4 inch connectors have more room than 1/8 inch connectors.
How much are you going to be making electronics a hobby? If you're just going to be soldering some boards occasionally you could save a bit on the iron and get this Weller. Also a cleaner. If you go with the 888 that will have a wire cleaner built in. I'm getting old so I personally would recommend at least a magnifying glass. I have this helping hand The clips didn't do much for me but the glass did. There are times where the switch pin just gets lost and the glass helped a lot. I also picked up this kit when I started, primarily for the sucker, but I thought the other tools may come in handy. So far they haven't, other than the solder. The first time I tried to use the sucker I could not get it to work correctly, I just wasn't getting enough of a seal around the hot solder, thinking I'd melt the tip, so I ended up buying a different pump that I still have never used, because I eventually DID learn to use the cheaper sucker. I also can't make solder wick work properly, apparently. If this is your first time soldering/desoldering I recommend getting a cheap practice kit that you don't care if you ruin. I can recommend this one as it has you intentionally foul up joins so you can learn to fix them. You won't need strippers. Flush cutters would be helpful if you need to trim the pcb mount legs off your switches (like Zealios, which you will if you have a GH60 Satan pcb) or trimming LEDs. Work mat would be helpful to keep your work area clean but not necessary. You will need a small screwdriver but I can't remember what size. Tweezers or one of these grabber thingies are always helpful when the screw flips sideways when you are trying to seat it. I used this solder on 3 builds so far and have had no issues with joins failing.
Just be patient, I watched the video twice to make sure I was doing everything right. Don’t be intimidated, worst part is trying to connect the screen back but with the right leverage even cheap helping hands that can be a cinch
Super pricey really. I mean, you can get this for 7 bucks. It wouldn't take much to make the rest.
Thing is though, most people don't want to do that. So more power to them for making something people want to buy. I can't blame em.
It's for working on small parts, here's something like it on Amazon.
Yep you're correct.
When soldering there are a few basic things you have to consider. The main idea is that you want to heat up the wire and the contact point to the point that the solder will "wick" to the parts. You don't want to just melt the solder on the iron itself and have it drizzle on the parts.
Here are some other basic tips I wish I had been told when I was learning to soldering electronics in no logical order:
But most of soldering is just practice. It's a pretty easy skill to get proficient at. After a few projects it'll be almost second nature.
It is, but you'd be way better off if you soldered.
Permanent connections, no way a wire will come loose.
You really only need a basic iron, solder and heat shrink.
Hell, this is all you need. https://www.amazon.com/Vastar-Full-110V-Soldering-Iron/dp/B01712N5C4/
If you wanted, you can get a set of helping hands too and make your life really easy.
Soldering is very easy when you're just splicing wires. Not a ton of skill required. Get a roll of stranded wire and practice a bit.
When it's time to do the harness, cut away the excess, so you don't have a ton of wiring shoved behind the dash, slip a piece of heat shrink over one of the wires first and then do a lineman's splice, solder that connection and then shrink the tube over the bare connection.
Couple things. When trying to glue pieces together, consider using a 'third hand'
Also, try a wrist brace which you can buy in a drug store or supermarket without a prescription.
If the shaking gets worse, see a doctor...
Well then for work that small you may want to get some helping hands when you buy your soldering iron. Any place that carries one will likely have the other.
Time to whip out ye olde soldering iron and some solder. Doesn't look like too bad of a job. I would probably start by sucking the old solder from the back of the board with a desoldering pump. Then I would push new wire from the back of the board, through to the ROM chip, touching whatever contact surface is available, and flow solder on to the new wire from the back of the board, soldering it to the remains of the ROM pin, while avoiding heating up the ROM chip as much as possible.
A kit like this should have pretty much everything you need: http://amzn.to/1TzCGVb other than a little bit of wire. I would also get something like this to hold everything in place while you work: http://amzn.to/1WdLOCu also avoid caffeine the day you work on this :)
What game is it?
This is my go to list for what you need for soldering:
hakko soldering iron w/ diagonal cutters $91
hakko diagonal cutters $4.37
solder sucker $6
solder flux $8 check digikey
solder wick $7 check digikey
wire strippers $10
helping hands $7 check harbor freight
check for lower price
One of the hakko clone stations paired with some genuine hakko tips is probably a good compromise on price/value. Maybe someone else that's from the UK could suggest something different that's also affordable there.
Edit: Please make sure you turn off and unplug your power supply before cutting any wires.
Parts / tool list below, this what i used but there are substitutes out there.
Note: Main thing that is slightly challenging is soldering the XT60s, basic idea is to “tin” (soldering term) the wires and the XT60s first, then heat the connector with your iron as you put the wire in to get a good fusion. Decent video on soldering them:solder XT60s
My soldering Iron:
New XT-60’s and Shroud:
Helping Hands (not required, but def helpful)
Bought this a while ago, but any heat shrink will do:
Wire - If you’re new to soldering and need practice, or you’re going to split your cables for Rasberry Pi, or other components, etc:
Hearos. I can't recommend them enough. I go to concerts and play in bands, and these are the only earplugs I use. They do a great job of lowering the volume, without making it sound like your ears are full of foam or underwater. I always have a pair in my back pocket.
If you're willing to spring for a more expensive set, try these.
They make everything quieter, but they don't muddle things so badly. So you can still hear speech pretty well, but soft noises are less apparent. (They're great for concerts - you can still hear the music, just at a quieter volume instead of a muddy mess.)
They aren't quite as discreet, but you might just be able to get away with saying "my ears feel sensitive to sound right now, so I'm trying this method so that I can still hang around with you guys without imposing my problems on you". Hopefully they will be sympathetic.
Yeah, I used to play in a band and go to tons of shows with 0 hearing protection. Horrible idea.
In order to prevent this from getting any worse, get some good solid earplugs. It'll let you still be able to go to shows, and depending on the earplugs, you might actually be able to hear the music better! Personally I use these: http://www.amazon.com/Hearos-Earplugs-Fidelity-Series-1-Pair/dp/B000V9PKZA They're comfy, and the music still sounds good.
An hour before doors open is more than enough. It's a general admission show, so it's pretty much pure chaos.
Please, for the love of humanity, make sure your friend wears proper shoes. Preferably something with some decent toe protection. I can't tell you the number of inexperienced newbies I've seen at general admission shows with busted open toes. Feet will be stepped on.
Please also make sure that your friend is okay with being shoved, squished, bumped into, and rubbed up against. I guarantee the club will be over capacity for a show like that. This means there will probably be no place to escape from people.
If she should chose to accompany her man down on the floor, there's a 90% chance that there's going to be a mosh pit opening up about 3 or 4 people back from the railing in front of the stage. If shes standing in a group of beefy looking dudes (or real skinny dudes with interesting hair) who are all eyeing each other up and down, then that's a good sign that she's standing in the middle of where a pit might open.
As someone who has been to many many shows (I've seen Green Day 2 or 3 times), please encourage your friends to protect their hearing by wearing ear plugs. Hearo's are pretty commonly found in drug stores. I advise this type with 3 "ridges" as opposed to the compressible foam type, as they don't muffle the sound as much - they just turn the volume down.
Tell your friends to take some pictures, but don't be those people who film the whole show, and forget to engage in the experience.
T-shirts are gonna be at least $30, so make sure they take some cash for merch.
I recommend some hi Fidelity ear plugs since they'll sound better than general ones.
Hearos Earplugs High Fidelity Series
I saw them in Denver recently. I used Hearos high fidelity ear plugs and the music sounded amazing. You can find them at Guitar Center or online. Here's the Amazon link https://www.amazon.com/Hearos-Earplugs-High-Fidelity-Free/dp/B000V9PKZA
For those that don’t know...Hearos:
HEAROS High Fidelity Musician Ear Plugs Ultimate In Comfortable And Hearing Protection Professional Musicians Earplugs Noise Cancelling Earplugs For Concerts Motorcyclists Loud Events (1 Pair) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000V9PKZA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_4bUVAbYRW11T4
you need to make sure your plugs are seated correctly. squeeze the end and let the plug form to your ear canal (dont go too far). or hearos
These earplugs are awesome! They block out a LOT of noise while still letting you hear people talk and even your TV. They were made for concerts and stuff. They may not block everything but they should help. HEAROS Ear Plugs
I really like my Hearos. They do a pretty good job of keeping a natural sound.
LOL we ordered ours from Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Sportsheets-Under-Bed-Restraint-System/dp/B000VHH5DW We paid ~$25 for ours
Nice advice, thanks! I'll get my hands onto this: http://www.amazon.com/Sportsheets-Under-Bed-Restraint-System/dp/B000VHH5DW
No such thing. Use a cheap white plastic caliper, it's honestly the best thing you can use for yourself.
It's a single measurement, and while it's not perfect it is excellent for self-tracking. I've used it and it's pretty much been right on.
I also have top of the line Harpendens that cost $350, which I use for multisite analysis. I have a pretty good basis for comparison, I'd say.
For what you want, the $6 dollar thing I linked to is just fine and infinitely more accurate than the scale.
Cut all of the fat off of your body. Lay it on a scale. Write down that number. Now stand on the scale with all of the fat you just cut off. Now divide.
just kidding. This is under 10 bucks an fairly accurate.
Truthfully, I'm not sure, but I would imagine the more money you spend on them, the better quality and finer results..? That being said, I went with a super-cheap pair with lots of high reviews on Amazon.
I got these ones here: (assuming it's okay to post links?) And they also came with a tape measure =)
Otherwise, I used bodybuilding.com for the learns:
And this is one of the places I used for the calculations =)
Body fat calipers are far more accurate than bioelectric impedance scales.
So find your body fat percentage using those. Let's say its 25%. Convert that to a decimal .25
Let's say for ease of math you weigh 300 pounds. That means 75 pounds if your weight is fat. If you're aiming for
10% body fat (which is really really good as elite athletes are between 4-7) you need to get to 250.
250 pounds at 10% body fat means you have 25 pounds of fat. So you'd have lost 50 pounds off 300.
Its rough work but it gives you an idea of the math you do
A good overall tip:
If you don't consume the calories, and you are exerting energy (working out), the energy has to come from somewhere (fat). Keep in mind though to stay healthy, we all need to consume a safe minimum number of calories.
Have you tried calculating your total body fat percentage/mass? It sounds like your body may just be burning the fat stores, which is good.
I recommend the caliper method. This is the one I have, and it works okay. The "click" sometimes does not work properly if you hold it incorrectly.
I use the J/P4 method, although J/P7 can be a bit more accurate because if you get one measurement slightly wrong it will impact less.
I recommend having someone else help you to make the measurements, and take every measurement three times.
Also, this is a small note, I recommend weighing yourself on a mechanical scale (gyms normally have them), and take a "fasting measurement". In the morning, after bodily functions, before eating or drinking. Once per week should be fine. The critical component here is repeatability. Do it the same way every time.
I hope this helps!
Serious Mass is a great meal replacement shake. Their scoops are humongous. You can add any amount you'd like between the full serving size and you will still probably feel full. Here's the nutritional facts, the scoop size, and where you can buy it from on amzn. It's really cheap for how much you get too and that's why it is so great.
Skinny guy here. I drink one of these every night. Helped me put on 20lbs in six months
I use ON Serious Mass (chocolate)... 1 heaped scoop with 500ml whole milk.
edit: if you're thinking of doing the same I'd recommend using a blender because it doesn't all fit in a typical shaker thing.
Serious Mass. I get the 12 pound bag and that lasts like 2-3 months. It works well when you add things to your shake like peanut butter, bananas, whole milk, and Ice cream. A couple of months ago I was actually trying to eat a lot and gain wait, and I managed to get from 140 to 150 in a month or so, then I stopped because it was getting expensive, but it was totally working. If I kept it up I'd probably be around 160ish by now, but I'm gonna be trying again soon.
If you're someone like me, just design yourself a meal plan and stick to it everyday of the week. I don't mind eating the same thing everyday so it wasn't so bad for me. Myfitnesspal is a good app to use as well as the website http://www.eatthismuch.com/. If you have to, even schedule your meals, like be sure to wake up at 10:00 and eat breakfast at 10:30. At 11:15 eat a small snack, at 12:30 eat your big lunch, at 1:15 have another snack, etc... It really helps build a routine and it'll be easy from there on out. Treat it like a job with deadlines and such.
There's nothing magical about GOMAD, it's just high calorie high protein, and for most is can be an easy way to get those numbers up because its liquid. I love whole milk, but drinking a gallon makes me unhappy and I get "chalk throat" for the lack of a better term. Anyways, there are some great alternatives in liquid mass gainers like ON Serious Mass, but they are slightly more costly than milk. Taking one of those everyday will keep your numbers up though.
Other than that, just lift heavy shit, then lift more heavy shit. After that eat dead animals, then eat more dead animals. Or eggs. And eat eat eat. If you get nauseous take ginseng root before eating, it supposedly helps. Or smoke weed. But eat eat eat.
There are tons of things you could do differently, but why don't you start off with something easy...
Then read the FAQ.
Drink one of these after every meal, and eat at least 3 meals per day.
My friend was like you, 6’3 137 pounds and he’s now 180 and very very happy.
For the next month, eat anything and everything you see. Seriously. Definitely start with your protein shakes now, and even consider a weight gainer to help out a bit. Serious Mass really pushed me along in that first month.
Also, an absolute must-do: take a picture now. I forgot to take my before picture when I started lifting, and I regret it everyday. Take one now and post it on your fridge door, put one in your gym shoes, make it the background to your phone. Do anything to remind yourself of what you used to be -- and how you can be better.
I broke my jaw 2 months ago and was wired for 6 weeks. I was able to maintain my weight by drinking Optimum Nutrition Mass Gain, blended with peanut butter for extra calories (about 1400 calories a shake) http://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-Serious-Chocolate-Pound/dp/B000GIPJ0M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1343851655&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=mass+gain I also drank plenty of soups (Campbell's Chunky has some good varieties- just put them in a blender for a while).
is pretty good. Weight gainer supplements are usually just protein with a bunch of carbohydrates(sugar) added in, so you may be able to save some money buying something like this and adding it to your current protein shake
Here is the nutritional info
A serving (2 scoops) has 25g of sugars, and 50g of protein. It is mostly carbs, but sugars make up less than 10% of it.
A $45 bag has 20k calories, or 450 calories per dollar in easy to consume powder form. Not bad. Its as cheap as rice, dollar per calorie.
Breakfast: Oats, Egg Whites, Mass gainer, Kashi Go Lean cereal, Water
Lunch: Chicken Breast/Tuna/Salmon/Trout, mixed vegetables, Mass gainer, Juice
Dinner: Tuna/Salmon/Trout/Chicken Breast, more vegetables, Mass gainer*, Juice
Now my diet was and is very repetitive and boring, and to be honest I was limited to a budget so I couldn't go harder on my diet but above is a basic version of it.
My portions are decently sized and it took my sometimes more than an hour to eat all of this when I was starting out, I had little appetite and would get full easy so I just sat down at the table and focused on finishing everything, I tried to make sure I was full at all times except before the gym.
I only listed 3 meals here but those were the big 3, I would eat in between as well.
My mass gainer was: Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass + whole milk + 2-3 Bananas + 1 tbsp Honey
The mass gainer had the most fat/carbs but it really helped put on size fast, and i'm well aware I had an excess of protein, drinking a good amount of water was also key.
Hope that helps.
Helping hands stand w/ built-on magnifying lense might help.
Look up some tutorials on youtube. A good iron makes a world of difference. I struggled with properly tinning all the irons I've used previously which were just those cheap $8 dollar irons from like walmart. The weller that was in my dad's stuff wasn't much more expensive but they make quality stuff.
The tip tinned very well and everything was fairly smooth. If you don't have a decent stock of soldering supplies I would purchase them before you start.
Here's a quick rundown of what I would recommend:
Simple Weller Soldering Iron
Kester .03" solder
Having the desolder wick saved me a few times when I had some bad flow from the parts not having adequate heat and the solder just clumping on the pin rather than flowing into the connection. You just lay the braid over the solder and press your iron on top and it will soak the solder into the braid and leave your parts clean. You'll probably want something to clean your solder iron tip with. You can buy a Hakko cleaning stand with wire brush for $10 on amazon or you can just wet a scotch brite pad you buy from walmart for a few dollars.
You can use solder you already have if it's a small enough diameter. You want small diameter so that when you touch it to the part (not to the iron) it melts quickly and you dont have to continue to apply heat to the parts. As far as actually handling the solder while you're trying to work I like to cut a small length of solder, maybe 6-8 inches and then wind it in a mini spool around my pinkie finger and leave a length of it sticking out so you have something to hold on to that will give you good control.
How-To Solder Instructable
Once you make the connections look at them, a good connection should typically be shiny and not cloudy. It's likely overkill for this project but those are good practices.
You're probably looking for something like this -
I use one of these on occasion - I've stripped off the magnifying lense (too awkward), and have only one of the "hands" modules on it. With a little adjustment, you can move the miniature around to get at every bit of it, it leaves one hand free, holds it securely (so at least one part of brush + mini is steady!), and you can adjust the height of the mini pretty substantially.
Those are referred to as 3rd hand tools or helping hand tools (this is the one I have). They can be useful, but I don't think they'll be helpful for the ErgoDox kit (haven't actually really done that sort of of soldering, esp the surface mount diodes). They tend to be particularly useful when you're doing through-hole soldering. Here's a video demonstrating some uses of a 3rd hand. Here's another video.
How strong are the arms compared to one of these helping hands? I have the below one but sometimes the positioning is limited.
secret to solder suckers is to use it while using the iron. a pair of helping hands helps alot when soldering so you can do such a feat
Currently using this one from Amazon.
This product is similar to mine. I can't find it on thinkgeek.
Thanks, it's probably even better if we drop this here and this one has the magnifying glass on it.
The nicest one I have ever used was [this one by Otto Frei.](
http://www.ottofrei.com/Store/Soldering-Stations-Third-Hands/GRS-004-570-Double-Soldering-Station-With-2-Third-Hands.html) I really liked it when I borrowed it to do some wire harness and cable modifications, so much so that I looked it up afterward, but I couldn't handle the sticker shock.
For pedal making/modifying, I would recommend a circuit board holder and a typical helping hand (with or without magnifying glass) so that you have both hands available to use the iron and feed solder.
This and Helping Hands
What about a small magnifying stand? With or without the helping hands. I don't think I'd include this in a tool kit, but sold separately.
I think a lot of people have trouble because they don't have a hot clean tip. My friend who "can't solder" has a 20+ year old soldering iron with a corroded tip. I use a wet sponge, cleaning wire, and tip tinner interchangeably to keep it clean as I go.
Also having one of those magnifying glass/alligator clip holders is extremely helpful.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 camera module replacement
I just replaced the wifi module in my wife's Note 2.. The Logic Board (aka- motherboard) in mine.. and then had to finally find a replacement for (b/c the connector ripped the male contact off of the logic board inside of the wire's female connector and I couldn't get it out.. super tiny shit) and install the USB/Cell Antenna cable in my Note 2.. With the tools, patience, PARTS lol, and instructions, you don't need a new phone as often as you'd think ;)
Total cost.. About $50 for all of those parts on ebay and ifixit-(which is expensive, but it's quick and reliable.. the bad cable I got was from them, and they replaced it free w/o a return of the faulty one) The tools aren't that much either.. ifixit has their stuff overpriced.. just find them elsewhere.. then, just watch a lot of videos, and go slow.
Did you know? you can use 2x magnifying lenses held at just the right distances from each other to create a MUCH more powerful magnification? I use a set of Helping Hands (not the best design btw) and then use a smaller magnifying glass held by one of the alligator clips held infront of the larger one to make a laymans microscope..
Here's an example of how I have mine setup.. This is an old RadioShack version that I paid waaaaay too much for back before I used the net lol.. Like $40?? I think ughh.. Pretty sure there's better for less now.
Shit.. I just reread what your issue was and it's the Vibration lmao.. I'm sorry, bit tipsy but I'm leaving all of that above. Did you try this?
Maybe a "third Hand" would help you.
Seriously, I can see on an acceptable Level and handle Tools pretty well, but I still use one of These for things as fiddly as Ethernet cables: https://www.amazon.com/SE-MZ101B-Helping-Magnifying-Glass/dp/B000RB38X8/
There are more fancy ones available, with larger magnifyer, more clamps, more flexible arms etc.
In case anyone else wants one.
Less than 9 bucks on Amazon
You ever use something like this? Find my hands are hard to steady after painting for a while and they start cramping. Might need to wrap something soft around the tips so they don't mar the plastic but it seem useful.
Just yesterday I replaced the body of my X4. I have never used a soldering iron before. The desoldering and resoldering of the motors is a piece of cake. You are going to want one of these... http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000RB38X8?cache=11f46a07c09d9240592152877290bff4&amp;pi=SY200_QL40&amp;qid=1412195317&amp;sr=8-1#ref=mp_s_a_1_1 Good luck!
Yep, that's the one (it's partially put together on my kitchen table right now). I'll tell what I bought and let you decide what to get (I overbought since I have nothing to start with). Keep in mind that I am completely new to the RC hobby and this is my first quadcopter build.
laptop screws for the motors
nylon spacer kit
Nylock nuts for the props
XT60 connectors to make power lead
Wire to make power lead
Like I said I overbought but I think this will work for me (for example my batteries have an XT60 connection).
Some other stuff I got because I'm a newb and want my quadcopter to light up the sky:
Helping Hands Magnifier -> this works very well
Learn to solder kit -> it helped me
I went on a little shopping spree for my DIY/rebuildable stuff. Picked up the following:
5 glass beakers, 50-1000ml
4 oz amber glass boston round bottles, pack of 12
2x pack of 6 2oz amber bottles w/droppers
2x 2pack 8oz amber bottles
[labels for bottles] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004Z5SM/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i03?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1)
100count transfer pipettes
2 10 packs of 5ml blunt tip syringes
Heated ultrasonic cleaner (for quick steeping)
100ft A1 32 AWG kanthal
100ft A1 30 AWG kanthal
100ft A1 28 AWG kanthal
12ft 2mm braided hollow Ekowool
Pair of locking hemostats
butane pencil torch (for torching ekowool)
This genius little invention - everyone should buy this, it was like six bucks
other than that, a couple anyvape mini davide glass clearos because the protank 2 group buy I organized will likely not have a replacable drip tip, and I need at least 2 mini glass tanks that can take my bds60 from captivape.
i need me a fucking workshop, not sure where I'm going to put all this stuff...
These might help: HEAROS High Fidelity Musician Ear Plugs Ultimate In Comfortable And Hearing Protection Professional Musicians Earplugs Noise Cancelling Earplugs For Concerts Motorcyclists Loud Events (1 Pair) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000V9PKZA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_tOsIAbWZSW9XD
There are some really great earplugs like these that are cheap, comfortable, not visibly noticeable and most importantly cut frequencies ~evenly so everything still sounds the same, just quieter. I wear mine at shows, bars and even when playing music. Can’t recommend them enough.
Those! I found mine at guitar center, they were $15ish :)
Agreed -- hearing protection is very important. I have a pair of earplugs that I wear at concerts -- if you get ones made for music, they do a good job and letting you hear the music pretty much as intended, but at a lower volume.
I know that some kids don't like wearing earplugs, so earmuffs are also an option. They're also harder to lose, because you'll notice if your kid pulls them off.
These are a good entry pair, there are more expensive ones that you can get if you decide it's worth the money
> But I want to give a shout out to Big Business. I've been enjoying their songs, but they were even more impressive live. Just tons of energy and talent. They played a headliner quality set. That said, it's tough to open for Sleep. It's hard to resist comparing the openers to the headliners, but that would be really unfair in this case.
I loooooove Big Business and I saw them on their solo tour before they joined Sleep (I wish they got to open for Sleep here) and I'm really loving the new album. It's a grower like all their albums but it's weird how it's so accessible.
Get some Hearos plugs btw. I can't find the exact ones I have but I'm ordering these. I only use foam plugs under duress (like when I dropped my Hearos plugs at the Sleep show).
This is a real tragedy. But man, dont blame yourself. Carry on. Tell people about hearing loss and countermeasures. There are lot's of celebs with hearing loss problems...
SO don't panic, your life is not ruined. Educate others. Tell them that they should avoid noise exposure or protect their hearing.
For example when you attend loud concerts you should use earplugs with audio filters. And you should consider Frequency reduction values table. I made a research on this theme not so long ago. Here is the table for ~$20-30 earplugs for concerts:
|Vendor Average reduction Value|125 HZ|250 HZ|500 HZ|1000HZ|2000HZ|4000HZ|8000HZ|
|HEAROS Musician Earplugs |14.5|14.1|17.0|17.4|21.2|20.7|23.1|
To piggyback off of this - I'd highly recommend the HearO High Fidelity brand:
It's basically what Chris recommends with some extras. $14, comes with a case, and these have a filter in them that cuts high highs and low lows. I use them on-stage when singing, and I used to use them at concerts before I got custom molded plugs.
I generally keep two types of earplugs with me. The standard, cheap foam disposables for "loud rehearsal", and a set of these for wearing on stage. There is NO EXCUSE for not wearing earplugs. If you need to shout to get heard above a drummer or guitar while rehearsing, you should be wearing earplugs.
Not so much for white noise, but I bought these for concerts and motorcycle riding and loved them:
My partner then upgraded me to these, and I love them as well, but TBH I don't see how they are better than the $10 ones I bought myself first:
I've since given her my Hearos to use at concerts. If I were you I think the Hearos would do you just fine; I haven't looked at the specs of either, like I said, they both appear to work pretty much the same.
Hope this helps.
My wife got these for when we go to concerts. She says they work really well and they are pretty cheap.
Hearos Hi Fidelity; $10 + free shipping with Amazon Prime
Etymotic Research ER20; $13 + free shipping with Amazon Prime
Seriously guys, it's so worth it.
Get these instead for $10 cheaper, OP. Been using this style of earplug for about 13 years now and never going back.
I own some Hearos High Fidelity plugs, they are legit. You can clean them, they come with a case & they're relatively cheap considering they will last you nearly forever.
The design is great because it allows clearer sounds than normal foam plugs. I highly recommend them
Here's an Amazon link but you can find em at GC & such.
So there are many items I would like to add to our collection (ok, maybe everything on my wishlist) but here are a few:
I'll jump in here...Under the bed restraint system.
Best sex purchase I've made in a while.
Approach this with caution. Be sensitive to his needs, and -if- he agrees to this, just ask for a little at a time. It may be a month or two before the next stage. If bondage does it for you, I would start with something mild, and something he can perceive as reasonably safe (such as this). I would ease him into bondage, before the S&M play. Once he is more comfortable with restraining you, get yourself a collar and maybe a gag (again baby steps). Once he is feeling comfortable with the bondage aspect, I would bring the dominance into play, and only after all of that, would I bring up the S&M play.
Bring up the safe word, Green/Yellow (more please and not my thing) mostly as comforts to HIM so that he -knows- your the one really in control. Also, safewords are not just sub only. If the dom feels out of whack they can pull it too.
I would recommend checking Mojoupgrade with him to start with, then bring this up. He may have some other fetishes himself that he doesn't feel comfortable bringing up himself, and then bring up -aspects- of play that you want, not the full blown situation.
Best of luck. Also, I would consider reposting this to r/bdsmcommunity
She's all yours.
Amazon, over the years my boyfriend and I have just gone to bulk micronized creatine. Careful if you like caffeine because it is easy to OD on micronized caffeine. My boyfriend used to be a fan of Jack'd, but since that got stripped of ingredients neither one of us partake in amino acids.
I am also going to be trying out VitaCost for my next shipment of protein.
That sounds good then. Here are the sources I use:
All the basics that help people stay regular. Eat a salad for lunch, the insoluble fiber will help with your constipation and as a benefit will keep your blood sugar stable and reduce your cravings for snacks in the afternoon.
You can try taking a probiotic, this is the one I'm using.
But you know what has seemed to really help eliminate my constipation problem, I mean totally eliminate it? Magnesium.
Not only are my poops no longer hard but they are many times actually soft. I recently decided I didn't like the direction my health was headed, got my blood work done and found I was pre-diabetic and had slight anemia. So I started hitting the gym nearly every day, eating way better, and supplementing. I did some research for supplements backed by science. The list I came up with was this:
Magnesium (L-Threonate is supposedly better able to cross the blood-brain barrier)
I've been taking all of this stuff for about two months now and between that, the better diet, and working out my energy levels are much higher, my strength is already improving a lot, and my poops are not hard anymore.
Right now I'm on a low dose of Suboxone, 2mg/day, so I'm sure that helps. After being on this drug for 11 years I'm a big believer in being on the lowest dose you can be comfortable on.
I don't want to get too off topic but this channel has been so helpful to me for to start improving my health that I'm going to link to the supplements video in case anyone else here finds it useful:
Good luck with your poop!
This is the one I get. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E9M4XEE/
You'll feel like fucking Scarface when you open the bag. Looks like a kilo of cocaine. Mix a rounded teaspoon a day into your protein, or a glass of water. Make sure you hydrate throughout the day.
I used to buy that one, but then I switched to this one from BulkSupplements. Way cheaper on Amazon and it's nowhere near as gritty as the ON stuff.
You probably want something like this LyteLine LyteShow Electrolyte Concentrate (4 oz). It is handy because of the travel sized bottle. Just 3ml(20drops) for every 32oz of water.
How does r/keto feel about an electrolyte drink like:
Nuun is awesome, but that 1 g of sugar pisses me off a bit ( i know i know)
I heard this stuff is great, but haven't tried it yet:
I use this https://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration-Additives/dp/B00EISFBYA
Try this stuff for hangovers. Works like a champ.
Lyteshow has helped me in the past. Not sure which one is more beneficial though as I haven't tried Pedialyte pops.
Magnesium: 40mg (10% D.V.).
Sodium: 125mg (5% D.V.).
Zinc: 2mg (10% D.V.).
Chloride: 390mg (10% D.V.). Potassium: 130mg (4% D.V.).
LyteLine Ionic Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration |1 Bottle + Travel Flask https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EISFBYA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_MQpADbP37SZRA
No sweeteners, no artificial flavors.
I use LyteShow to supplement water and coffee and Lite Salt on food. The LyteShow is amazing though. Highly recommend it!
Starting stims tonight. Not worried about the shots themselves, just worried I'll screw up the mixing or loading cartridges since I am totally uncoordinated... Also, been reading up on OHSS prevention and some clinics seems to give their patients a list of foods to eat, i.e. high sodium stuff. We didn't get anything like this. Should I still try to introduce more sodium into my diet? Also, I really am not a fan of gatorade... Has anyone tried HiLyte or LyteShow? These are primarily potassium, then sodium and other minerals vs gatorade is mainly sodium. Does it matter? And if so, what alternatives can you suggest to gatorade that are natural/not full of dyes or chemicals?
I'm not generally one for random supplement type shit, but this stuff is magic.
I tend to supplement with magnesium and salisitos/Mexican salted plums along with making sure I get tons of water. I am however on a potassium sparing diuretic hence the lack of a potassium supplement. I have also use salt sticks, electrolyte supplement in pill form and have considered LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - 40 Servings (With Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EISFBYA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_cS2MybQVS66KR
Oddly I have never heard or have had issues with adrenaline past 20 hours. If I do feel racey I've found it to be dehydration or electrolytes. On days that I fast on keto I definitely need about 2x as much water than non fasting keto days. Longest fast was around 50 hours. Frequently fast 24 hours just due to forgetting to eat.
These drops seem to work well. They have a slight citrusy taste.
I put liquid electrolytes in my water that don’t taste like anything: https://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration-Additives/dp/B00EISFBYA
LyteShow on Amazon is my favorite! I don't supplement electrolytes otherwise.
ETA: I drink this with a squirt or two of Mio or Dasani drops and it tastes just like poweraid.
Not the same person but can't recommend this enough
LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - NO Sugars, NO Additives
LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - NO Sugars, NO Additives - 40 Servings (With Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EISFBYA?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
There are others. Basically in the AM and before bed i fill a 32 Oz tumbler with water and the directed amount of lyte show. This way i know I’m getting my amounts. I’ll drink more than that water though. You can also buy Whole Foods water bottles with added electrolytes, but this is cheaper
I drink a ton of water and still feel constantly dehydrated, so I looked into this. turns out your body needs help retaining the water, and some people's are better at it than others.
electrolytes help with this. some people recommend Gatorade or Pedialyte (Pedialyte is great but expensive). I went with a concentrated electrolyte solution.
https://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration-Magnesium/dp/B00EISFBYA is the one I got if you're interested, but I'm sure there are more. I find it definitely helps me maintain hydration, not to mention it's awesome for preempting hangovers.
I don't think anyone's mentioned electrolytes yet. I encountered the same experience (tho your case might still be different of course) and the second I started drinking electrolytes in my water I was back to feeling like superwoman after workouts. If you eat "healthy" it's really easy to not get enough salt. And your body doesn't just want Sodium, there are other good salts for you. Like ones with Magnesium and Potassium. People with high blood pressure and who have been told by doctors to cut back on salt would probably not need electrolytes in addition to their regular diet.
If you do decide to give electrolytes a try, I recommend Lyteshow http://www.lyteshow.com/ which can be found on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration-Magnesium/dp/B00EISFBYA It lasts a long time since it's so concentrated, and it comes with a little to-go bottle with measuring cap so you can give yourself a reasonable dose in your workout water bottle. Since it's already in a liquid solution, it mixes in easily with water, no real effort to shake/dissolve necessary.
Good luck getting your energy back, friend!
This helped me tremendously. It could work for you.
I use this:
LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - NO Sugars, NO Additives... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EISFBYA/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_knM.AbFJCRCHA
[i use this] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EISFBYA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1)
a little pricey, but it lasts a long time and i don't worry about it. i have the suggested dose every morning in water and i'm good.
I have tried a variety of drink mixes that supposedly are Keto friendly electrolytes and they all are flavored and sweet. I think that they affect insulin and almost immediately cause intense cravings (at least in me). I found
It tastes like sea water because it is. It has helped me the last 2 fasts and I feel so much better. I naturally drink a lot of water anyway and the amount seems to double or more when I'm fasting. This leads to me being dehydrated and it shows on my EKG as a heart irregularity. My wife is a Nurse Practitioner so at least I have a very interested party keeping a keen eye on my well being.
Good to hear! I’m glad to see this update today. I am not in any way an expert on this, but feel free to ask me for help any time and I will be happy to do what I can. Here is a link for lyteshow if you ever need that. Lyteshow
If you are looking for the electrolytes that you lose, I'm a big fan of this product:
It has no sugars or other "garbage." Took me a little while to get used to the taste, but I'm good with it now.
I actually weirdly felt the worst around day 7. Days 8-10 I was feeling a lot better.
Drink a lot of electrolytes (I bought this to avoid sugar - it tastes a bit like drinking seawater... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EISFBYA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1 )
I've also been chugging a protein drink every day. I don't know if it's the combo of those two things, but I've actually been feeling really minimal side effects so far.
Pick up a product called LyteShow from Amazon. It's concentrated electrolytes and it comes with a travel bottle so you can put a few drops into waters throughout the night.
My tolerance has been decimated since keto. To a point that any more than 4 at a bar and I act like a total ass. I have to do mich ultra (bleh) just to have the lower alcohol. At home I can make them weak enough, but out and about.... nope.
(Source: Lots of butthurt friends. )
I use the following for storing my good stuff:
Boveda 62-Percent RH 2-Way Humidity Control, 8 Gram - 10 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JV27MF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_wE2IDb9E1PJDA
First of all, store your weed with a Boveda 62:
It's an inexpensive, magic packet that will keep everything near it as 62% humidity, which is just right. Don't use apple slices or anything like that because they can cause mold.
In the meantime, if you have an oven, and an oven thermometer, you can make some bitchin' edibles:
Large jars with humidity packs for long term storage. Move from that jar to a smaller jar you will be opening more regularly for usage. You just don't want to be opening your storage jar as much as your usage jar. It will keep the humidity packs lasting longer. The humidity packs should last 4-6 months in a dark sealed jar. Just replace the packs when they get stiff and you should be able to store for quite a while.
Boveda Humidity Packs
Integra Humidity Packs
You can also try these, they're definitely more expensive but incredibly worth it ngl
Weed may smell grassy even tho it's skunky in the room but that smell typically goes away during drying and will definetly be gone sometime in the cure.
Make sure to have proper airflow and to dry and cure your buds properly.
I use boveda 62% as soon as they go into the jars. And I Crack them every day for the first week or two to help the rh stabilize then onto the long cure.
Boveda 62-Percent RH 2-Way Humidity Control, 8 gram - 10 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JV27MF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_dDXmzb6G60E5Y
Source: my last harvest all smelled a bit grassy until at least dry and 1 strain took 3 weeks in cure to get rid of its grassy smell.
Damn bro its like you never heard of a humidity pack before.
The "too much moisture" and mold issues can be avoided by using Boveda packs which will prevent the optimal 62% relative humidity from being exceeded.
I buy on amazon, https://www.amazon.ca/Boveda-Humidipak-Medium-Humidity-Control/dp/B00JV27MF4/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=boveda&qid=1572618546&sr=8-3
I also rehydrate; place hard packs in glass of water for a few min until soften, then into a ziploc. Have rehydrated each pack many times; no need to throw out. I place an 8G into an OZ bag/jar and it keeps it fresh.
Get some boveda packs to add to air tight mason jars stored in a cool, dark place. Should last you a long time!
It's super strain dependent. The lowest I've gotten is 10% and that's from a single strain. Average is 15%+. Humidity is a big thing too. With these and dialing the time and temps down on certain high yielding strains you can easily get 20%+. Gorilla Glue #4 and Blueberry have been my biggest yielders so far(pics are a couple weeks old but still using the same flower today). If you tell the people at the dispensaries that you're going to press it they might be able to direct you towards better yielding strains too. And instead of using an ounce or more just testing times and temps, you might want to just press small buds one at a time, checking out the color, stability, yield, flavor for like single dab presses. Then you find what works the best without having to buy an ounce of each strain just to experiment.
Mason jars from the dollar store or like walmart work fine then just keep one or two of these in the jar with it. It will basically bring dry bud back to life with moisture and makes it sticky again/keeps it sticky and fresh if you already have good bud :) One boveda pack could probably last a month and there are ways to "recharge" them if you're cheap but personally I just throw them out once they dry up too much.
I use stash jars that are 3" tall and 2" diameter (standard size) to hold weed. Line these in the back in individual holding slots of 3 or 4. Sectioned off from the front and length wise a simple trough to hold items like vapes, pens, paper, grinder. For humidity control use Boveda 8g packets in each jar. They last for months keeping his cannabis fresh.
If you really want to trick it out pick up some Swagstr stash jars and matching grinder on Etsy. They also sell stash boxes so have a look for design ideals.
Yeah, mine dried out too fast in my garage... there is NO humidity, and the air is totally dry.
I sent away for some of those Bovida packages to rehydrate my buds in the jars... https://smile.amazon.com/Boveda-62-Percent-2-Way-Humidity-Control/dp/B00JV27MF4/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=BBOLKJUPSEXR&amp;keywords=bovida+humipacks+62&amp;qid=1572363967&amp;sprefix=bovine%2Caps%2C199&amp;sr=8-1-spons&amp;psc=1&amp;spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzQ0NNSTZZQjBVUzhPJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODYyMTE1MVVWQlFFTk9PVkpLVSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNTAxNjY2M01WS0xVTkVZV01UOCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
I keep my almost all of my weed in the dark, in glass jars, with a boveda pack, I also have small hygrometers (you dont need one in every jar, I just move them around to keep an eye on the humidity()
I lost track of some strawberry Jerry, it had been sitting for 5 months, I rolled a joint last week, it smelled and smoked as good as it did when I first opened it, you dont forget the smell, it was from KC so the Terps are always good and they are still the same.
Anchor Hocking Emma Jar with Glass Cover,10-Ounce,Set of 4 https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B001D9FQNI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_NEWQDbYCCDTES
Boveda Humidipak 8 Gram (Medium) 10 Pack 2-way Humidity Control 62% RH https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00JV27MF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_kGWQDbEG7KHBS
EEEKit 5-Pack Mini LCD Digital Electronic Temperature Humidity Meter Indoor Thermometer Hygrometer (Black) (5-Pack) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07KBW4W12/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_vOWQDbWRDJ9V7
Get yourself some of these:
Boveda Humidipak 8 Gram (Medium) 10 Pack 2-way Humidity Control 62% RH https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00JV27MF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_7l5QCb9ZHF304
Ey! this might be a late reply and what i am about to say may have already been written but what i did to keep my cabbage good was to use Boveda 62-Percent RH 2-Way Humidity Control, 8 gram - 10 Pack to keep the humidity in check and so that mold does not grow on your delicacy. for storing i used Ball Wide Mouth Pint 16-Ounce Glass Mason Jar with Lids and Bands. hopefully this helps out and keeps your buds good to go for a long time to come! hope you have a great day!
Hmmm that's odd then. Assuming the lids and all that jazz are in decent shape I am pretty stumped. Maybe try something like this?
Yeah it saves me when i'm out of fresh weed leaf/bud . Not sure about headshops selling it but i got mine from amazon https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00JV27MF4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
It might be worth it then to just order it on Amazon.
Hey! So those are actually not the right ones- those are vit c and pretty high in carbs- here are the ones I meanelectro
Somebody here suggested this sugarless electro mix. I love it. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002HWRY5S
I think pedialyte is a great fix but I found these BADASS Emergen-c electrolyte packets that have no sugar like the regular packs and almost double the potassium.
Coconut butter packets
Almond butter packets
bleh, get a good electrolyte water like this one: http://amzn.com/B002HWRY5S
Get off the artificial sweeteners, you'll feel better and after a long enough break when you taste them again they'll be pretty disgusting :)
My goto drink at a restaurant is unsweetened iced tea now, with a squeeze of lemon.
Anti fog. https://www.amazon.com/EK-10003C-Cat-Crap/dp/B002ZNA488
Cat Crap has been some of the best anti-fog stuff I've used over the years while skiing.
I have glasses, but I put Cat Crap on them so that shouldn't be an issue.
Do you have experience with the Save Phace's? They are supposed to fit under glasses too, but they press the sides pretty hard. If the Land Ops are big enough I might go for it since I'm not yet a fan of contacts.
You want Cat Crap
Try some Cat Crap on the insides of your goggles. Stuff lasts forever!
Some people at the place I used to work put this stuff on their safety glasses to prevent them from fogging up:
The name, "cat crap", is ridiculous, but apparently it works pretty well? They used it in an environment where a great deal of steam was generated/vented, so I'm certain it would hold up against regular sweat-vapor. Also this stuff is MADE for plastic lenses, so it might be a safer bet than RainX. If anyone gives it a try please let me know, I don't think it would help me much (glasses would probably smudge it?) but I am still curious!
The best anti-fog feature, in my opinion, is venting over the brow and Cat Crap (SFW, btw). Make sure the venting is covered in the thin foam, though, or all kids of muck will get down in there when you fall on your face.
Speaking of falling on your face, make sure the goggles have some good padding around the face. I've had a few black eyes from cheap padding. The padding also acts as good insulation and keeps your eyes from watering too much when you're really flying.
In case you doubted me. Cat Crap
Just so people dont think youre not serious...
A lot of people on Rideit recommend Cat Crap. I've never tried it.
Vforce profilers work great, but the coating stopped working after several months. Now I use the Proto Axis mask with thermal lens, though its tight on my glasses.
Check out Cat Crap anti fog for your glasses. You buff on and then off. It works pretty well.
Then go for hydrolyzed collagen powder. Here the best one I’ve found.
Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate Beef, Kosher, 16 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005KG7EDU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_PKYKAb2WFB81G
If you do not have physical injuries* and are suffering from a degenerative or just wear and tear issue on your knees, you might try supplementing your diet with gelatin or collagen. It may take several weeks for a few months for you to convince yourself it's not some sort of placebo effect but it helped me with bad knees and back. If you think about it, it makes sense. Virtually nobody cooks like they did a couple of generations ago when we would boil bones to make soup and such.
I make a big container of Jello using 2 small boxes (sugarless) and then throw an extra tablespoon of either the stuff I linked above and make really dense jello that you can practically chew, or you can use the hydrolysate version which doesnt thicken and you can mix with anything, I add it to my coffee. Never know it's there. Hope this helps.
I don't think permanently, no. It's reversible. I had tendonitis in my foot for 2 years and couldn't get rid of it, but taking collagen powder every day healed my tendon. Try taking collagen powder, it's recommended in Buhner's book "Healing Lyme." I take this one:
I have a bunch of stretch marks, and I call them my tiger stripes! I'm very proud of them. Once your weight stabilizes, the stretch marks fade and eventually disappear. Eating low-carb will help, too. Rubbing coconut oil on them also helps (a little goes a long ways, so don't go crazy!), and making sure you get collagen in your diet, too.
You can get collagen from high-quality gelatin like this one (which does not gel so can be put in coffee) and/or this one (which does gel and can be used to make jello). Please note that brand-names Jell-o and Knox are very low quality. You can also drink bone broth or just swallow the gristle when you eat your steak.
Last but not least, drinking lots of water also helps! Stay hydrated!
I don't know what to sub, but I've had this sitting in my Amazon lists forever.
Stupid reddit formatting... it messed up the numbering, so I used letters instead.
I'll get right to it. I'll write out the stuff in bullet points for convenience.
I highly suggest you spend at least 3 weeks just following a regular 1-2-3-whatever meals everyday eating whatever you like. Just avoid IF for now. Do the following instead:
a) Get your Vitamin D levels checked. Go to a good doctor and have the 25-hydroxy Vitamin D test done. Get a high dosage prescribed in consultation with your doctor while discussing test results. One of the benefits of adequate Vit D levels in the body is better function of your gut + intestines.
b) Buy 'apple cider vinegar with mother' from your local store. It's basically unpasteurized organic ACV that looks cloudy. Take two tablespoons of this after all your meals. It will help break down your food faster, provides digestive enzymes and reduces the acidity in your stomach. Remember to drink lots of water.
c) Buy the following herbs and spices in bottle form (easier to open, use and store away):
Fenugreek seeds (or leaves)
Cumin seeds (or ground cumin)
I've had success of varying degrees trying the above 4 individually at different times, especially coriander seeds. Either take it after your meal, or an empty stomach. Shove a small palmful of it in your mouth, chew well, swallow, and drink plenty of water.
Thyme has some cooling effects in your gut + intestines.
Fenugreek helps with colic, energy and a notable increase in testosterone. I'm still experimenting with this.
Cumin, when ingested, is transported directly to your liver. So just either chew the seeds or mix the ground cumin in water and drink. Wait for a while and see how your gut + intestines react.
You can also try ground ginger or ginger root.
d) Substitute cow's milk with either goat, sheep, camel or almond milk. I personally suggest camel's milk as it is the thinnest of all milks and is way more beneficial and tolerable.
e) Introduce a natural fermented drink in your system for a good source of probiotics. I recommend you search for 'milk kefir grains', buy some and start cultivating it in your favorite milk. Google on kefir how to guides etc. It's very easy, I strain mine every other days in a plastic colander in 10 secs and I get kefir-milk.
f) When eating, chew the hell out of your food, make sure it turns into mush in your mouth before you swallow. This will ease the strain on your stomach. The extra 2-5 minutes you take chewing your food well will translate to x hours saved not spending time in the bathroom.
g) Gelatin. One of the major benefits is healing leaky gut. Other benefits include healing cartilage, joints, skin, hair, nails etc.
Buy this one, it's beef collagen: https://www.amazon.com/Great-Lakes-Gelatin-Collagen-Hydrolysate/dp/B005KG7EDU/ref=pd_sim_325_4?ie=UTF8&amp;pd_rd_i=B005KG7EDU&amp;pd_rd_r=QT9T0VRV9Y330F85KN8N&amp;pd_rd_w=yXfnn&amp;pd_rd_wg=WUE94&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=QT9T0VRV9Y330F85KN8N
You can also find marine collagen here: http://www.vitalproteins.com/
Additionally, buy gummy bears or fruit loops or whatever that are manufactured with beef gelatin and fish gelatin. They're cheap. I personally buy Haribo Gold gummy bears (made with halal beef gelatine) and some random American-made marshmallows (made with fish gelatine). I alternate between a few pieces of gummy bears one day, and a few pieces of marshmallows another day etc.
h) Last and one of the more important points in this post, bone broth. Either buy good bone broth with nice filmy collagen from a nice restaurant everyday, or make your own. I recommend making your own will produce more collagen/mineral content. Use a pressure cooker to make some and it will only take 1.5 hours: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bone+broth+pressure+cooker
OP, I feel your pain about GI intolerance and using IF as a workaround. I do the same thing in some of my rest days, except I do a 'full' fast which is, no eating or drinking from dusk till dawn. It does work really well as I do not get the frequent annoying GI issues/painful constipation/frequent flatulence etc, but it's STILL a band-aid solution to the problem. So I turned my attention to conventional remedies written in all the points listed above and I've had good improvements. I hope you'll benefit from it too.
one more question: can collagen hydrolysate be substituted for Gelatin in panna cotta? I have this https://www.amazon.com/Great-Lakes-Gelatin-Hydrolysate-Unflavored/dp/B005KG7EDU?th=1 And I was going to make this panna cotta recipe, could you substiute the gelatin for collagen hydrolysate? https://old.reddit.com/r/GifRecipes/comments/8zwcox/strawberry_panna_cotta/e2luvup/
Tasteless, goes in hot drinks (like coffee or tea) & cold drinks very easily. 11g Protein per serving.
Great Lakes Collagen
This stuff is amazing
Use it like a protein powder, no taste- mix it with anything (don't pour it into hot water, put it in cold and heat it, if that's how you end up using it)
Great for your gut, paleo...
Here's the one I use. It's hydrolized collagen (aka gelatin). Here's a link: http://www.amazon.com/Collagen-Hydrolysate-beef-kosher-unflavored/dp/B005KG7EDU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1412807529&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=hydrolized+collagen
I saw a recipe that uses pork rinds as a “batter”, I’ve never tried it but it’s a neat idea for keto fried chicken. Outside of that, it’s the only real use of pork rinds on keto in my opinion... it’s not exactly a solid source of nutrition and even the packaging says not a significant source of protein (at the last bag I had said it in the nutrition facts).
I get downvoted every time I say it, but while saturated fats have always been blown way out of proportion, in my opinion it still may not be wise for you to get say 90% of your calorie intake from saturated fats, especially if you are of a certain genetic variation (I’ll have to look into exactly what that is), and I’m not entirely informed on the longevity affects of a high saturated fat diet, even in the context of a very low carb diet. Avocados, natural peanut butter from the machine at Kroger, macadamia nuts, EV olive oil - MUFAs are my primary fat source with around 35 grams (+/- 10 grams) coming from saturated fats. Olive oil in everything. I’ll make tuna with boiled eggs, mayo, mustard, a tbsp of EVOO and pink salt/pepper/paprika, pretty much daily lunch. Sometimes it’s chicken instead of tuna. I don’t shy away from beef at all, but I still limit it to 2-3 times a week, because I’m also eating salmon 2-3 times a week.
I also regularly make a smoothie that is for sure not that keto because of the higher carb content, but on days I have it - it’s the only carbohydrates I have... kale, spinach, avocado, Garden of Life Raw Meal (the vanilla chai or chocolate flavor), hydrolyzed collagen, that fresh Kroger peanut butter, a half cup or so blueberries, about 2 cups water or almond milk if that’s your thing, ice, blend that baby up. You get use to the texture.
These are just things I do, but there are multiple ways to skin this keto cat. For the record, I’m a male, 28yo I stand between 5’10 - 5’11 and started at 240 and weighed in this morning at 174, last did my tape measurements and my body fat was at 27%... still on the path
Good luck to you!
Someone here recommended this one, and then serendipitously, my Trader Joe's started carrying it. Do not believe that it is flavorless. I put it in my coffee because it seems to dissolve better in hot liquids, and the flavor of the coffee mostly overpowers it. The canister recommends 2 scoops, twice a day, which seems like a LOT. I do 1.5-2 scoops in my coffee once a day.
Their collagen hydrolysate doesn't get thick and is more like a protein powder. I think it's a lot better than gelatin in bp coffee.
I have something in that range for hair - gellatin/collagen. But I think it's from a similar source?
Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate Beef, Kosher, 16 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005KG7EDU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_IKJQCbN3VS3HD
They also make packets like Crystal Light packets if you will be traveling. Tastes pretty good. You might also check if your local GNC carries it.
That's somewhat of a relief, I was really feeling for you... I used to skate all the time in my younger, developmental years. Unlike you, I never really fell so hard I injured something, but holy crap, my knees now (at 26) feel like they've gone through some insane shit.
I feel like that scene in Batman where the doctor tells him "Mr. Wayne, you have no cartilage left in your knees... I cannot recommend you go BASE jumping"
I'm not sure what kind of supplements or medications you've tried, but this Bone Broth has changed my life. I notice MUCH less inflammation in my joints and I'm even back to running 3-4 miles every couple of days.
I originally found out about it after reading an interview with Kobe Bryant and why he says his knees are in better shape than guys half his age. (Yes I know he does lots of other things, but the first thing he said that changed his game was his nutritionist making him eat bone broth every day).
The stuff I linked you has almost no taste and I just mix a spoonful of it into my milk twice a day.
It might be worth a shot for you and if it doesn't work, you're only out 20 bucks.
I like great lakes collagen or the bullet proof is also good. They are kind of expensive, but they basically have replaced protein powder for me. If you want to be able to throw it into smoothies I recommend the great lakes, because it mixes better in cold drinks. Bullet proof gets chunky in smoothies, but has a wider range of amino acids.
I also don't like meat very much. Buckwheat, quinoa, oats, seed and nut butters, eggs, greek yogurt, and cheese. I did not eat cheese before getting pregnant (I still don't like it melted). But I get so desperate sometimes for food at night and I'm too tired to make anything real.
I have hated every protein powder I've ever tried. Gelatin is pretty good for you, and has a fair amount of protein. I put this in my drink sometimes (it is the kind that does not gel up and you cannot taste it):
Depending on your height and weight, you may not need all of 75g of protein a day. I'm short, so I assume I don't need that much.
My favorite quinoa patty recipe:
I make them bigger because I am lazy and finish baking them in the oven so the egg gets cooked through.
Edit: If you do go with the gelatin be careful, it can act as a laxative!
I have the same issue. This is the best thing ever: https://www.amazon.com/Elephant-Washer-Bottle-Doctor-Easy/dp/B005M2B5P0
These two items work GREAT! Read the reviews for some good tips.
Getting earwax out is actually pretty easy. Rule #1 however, is never ever use q-tips. You'll just pound the wax in tighter.
Try debrox ear drops to soften the wax and also this ear washer system to rinse it out. The ear washer is very similar to what they use in the doctors office. You can also try sitting under the shower head and letting the water pound into your ear if you dont want to buy that ear washer system.
Get that. It's basically the same thing that my doctor uses. Clears out impacted ears and buildup like nobody's business.
Yea, you shouldn't have to, but sometimes you just do. Every time I go to a doctor and they peek in my ear they tell me I have a lot of wax.
I clean the outside of my ear with a q-tip. The trick here is to not go any deeper with a q tip than your finger can get to. Absolutely no q tips in the actual ear canal, only on the outside cartilage area. I've found that q tips with a little bit of unscented lotion get any bits of wax or dirt off easier than my fingers do.
One time I did stick a q tip in my ear canal, and besides being really painful, it pushed so much wax backwards that my ear "clogged" and I had a hard time hearing. After about a week of being nearly deaf in one ear I went to an urgent care clinic and they rinsed me out. They used a product like this filled with a mixture of 50% warm water and 50% hydrogen peroxide. The doctor stuck the tube in my ear, squirted a bit in, and then had me lean over so everything could fall out. And EVERYTHING fell out. It was disgusting how much wax came out. But afterwards I felt like I had supersonic hearing in one ear.
Obviously I wanted the other ear to feel just as clean, so when I got home I filled a regular spray bottle with the same mixture and gave it a squirt in the other ear. It didn't work as well as the product linked above because the nozzle didn't get as deep, but the hydrogen peroxide fizzles a little and definitely cleaned it out. I feel like this method is safer overall because it still leaves wax in your ear to protect you, versus clearing everything out completely.
I swim a lot and sometimes ear wax traps water in my ear and it can lead to infections, so I now do this once or twice a year. I checked with my GP and she said its fine as long as I don't overdo it.
Your mileage may vary.
Although it's not painful for me, I have the same problem. About twice each year (and always after flying), the buildup fully blocks my ear and I can't really hear. I also find it intensely disorienting. Chances are, you have what is called an ear wax impaction.
I've found those droplets to be completely useless, but I'm terrible at remembering to use them before the blockage is too bad. If you go to the doctor, they will use one sort of device or another that pushes a stream of water into your ear, and the pressure shakes the blockage lose. I've had doctors use electronic ones, and also hand-powered ones.
I bought an Elephant Ear Washer a year or two ago, and it's a fucking life saver. I actually take this thing with my on plane trips, and it's also what I've had used at the doctor's office. I'm able to use it alone on myself, but it's much easier if you have a family member do this for you.
You can buy little plastic bulb things at pharmacies, but I've never had any luck with those -- they don't hold enough water and can't generate enough pressure.
Clean your ears with hydrogen peroxide and warm water.
Usually 1/4 hydrogen peroxide and warm water will do.
I use this
It works very well.
I use to have a problem getting a good seal and my ears were annoying because it was full of earwax, which is why i never used iem.
But once I cleaned them, it felt good and i didn't feel anymore pressure from my ear anymore.
Good luck, let me know if you need any help
I use this on patients at work and it's seriously amazing. I get such satisfaction from removing their cerumen.
Grab an Elephant Ear Washer. I use it once a month and it's a great buy.
I go temporarily deaf because of earwax pretty regularly, but not necessarily because of cotton swabs, I'm just a waxy person I guess. A quick dose of debrox and some work with one of these typically does the trick for me. The best treatment is an e.n.t. doc with one of those pressure washers though. It's a magical sensation after being deaf for a while.
Clinere Ear Cleaners
To remove impacted debris from ears:
Elephant Ear Washer Bottle System by Doctor Easy
Debrox Drops Earwax Removal Aid drops
Amazon is saying:
and a mix of 75% warm water and 25% vinegar
I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned the Elephant Ear Washer yet...
At-home professional cleaning; it's the same method doctors will use for severe ear wax buildup.
I have the same problem and my dr always used this weird thing to clean my ears, I asked if they were affordable for a regular person to buy
best 30 dollars you’ll ever spend
Get the Elephant Earwax removal kit.
It's $25 and works the best.
This is the solution for you: Elephant Ear Washer Bottle System
Just be gentle, and don't abuse it. Follow instruction as you can seriously damage your hearing if not.
Might not help for this weekend but this is what I buy.
Medical grade, you can make it as thick or thin as you like, $17 for 6 to 8 gallons, use as much as you like, relubes with some water, doesn't stain. Only downside is it is a little stringy depending on how thick you make it.
I personally use j-lube but I have also used coconut oil (it does not hurt the silicone at all). J-lube is made with water and will dry out over time, but if you are wearing a plug for any extended time (I have worn mine overnight before) your body will naturally cover it with a mucus that will help it slip out when you are done. I guess if you wanted you could just apply water etc...
Coconut oil lasts a LONG time, but is an oil base... and while I have never found anything that it has had a bad interaction with, I have heard some have. (I have about 30 toys)
Our go-to is plain ol' Astroglide but when we're prepared to have extra fun we reach for J-Lube. Astroglide works nearly as well, but the J-Lube lasts longer and I make it in a decent sized bowl so I can get it all over my hand instead of just a little drizzle.
You do have to mix it ahead of time. The easiest way is to pour a decent helping into some water and then boil it in the microwave (it'll foam).
I've never tried it personally but you might want to give this a try: J-Lube OB Lubric.Pwd 10Oz
It's a powder that you mix with water to whatever consistency you need. It's original purpose is for cattle exams, so it may work like you need. I've seen it mentioned in BDSM forums.
Do your due diligence on ingredients and possible reactions.
Lube in question
As a guy who loves sex but uses condoms, lube is important to me. If we start without a condom (some danger of pregnancy I know) we don't need lube until I put the condom on. I doesn't matter how aroused she is, if there's a condom the KY silk does a better job than the natural lube.
Lube kicks ass!
And for a laugh....
As a side note... (makes 6-8 gallons on lube) and further diluted makes good bubble mix.
My number one piece of advice for anal is always more lube. You always need more lube than you think you need, and probably also more than you have. I actually bought a lube injector when I first decided to do anything anal, and it was a great idea. When you start using a lot of lube buying powder stuff and mixing it yourself starts becoming a better idea.
As for the stretching thing, I suggest buying a training kit. They usually look something like this.
Also, don't worry about the haters. They're just jealous that they can't understand why butt stuff is so fun.
some have suggested this in the past for dialation :)
You are welcome...I dated two girls that were pretty much anal only, so kind of an area of interest for me.
Two other tidbits that might be helpful:
One ex was really into stretching to accomodate larger toys and she really sang the praises of inflatable toys for stretching. Said it caused less irritation than stretching by trying to insert progressively larger toys.
2) J-lube...cheap and perhaps the best lube for anal that we tried....https://www.amazon.com/JorVet-J0109-J-Lube-Lubric-Pwd-10Oz/dp/B006G2S17A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1539012266&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=j+lube+powder+lubricant&amp;dpID=41aMlsWrQ8L&amp;preST=_SY300_QL70_&amp;dpSrc=srch
Just a tip;
I've heard people sing praises of J-Lube for fisting. I own a bottle myself, and it's great for anal 'stuff,' but I've never yet taken it as far as fisting. But if I was going to; it would be with this stuff. It's the slipperiest lube I've ever felt.
Use a 'lube launcher' to shoot some pre-mixed lube inside her; then sprinkle some of the powder in your hands, and run some water on them while rubbing them together. It'll be so slippery, your whole arm might disappear up there, if you're not careful.
Way too expensive: http://www.amazon.com/Jorvet-J0109-J-Lube-Obstetrics-10-Ounce/dp/B006G2S17A
$15. Makes 6-8 gallons. So 8 gallons / $15 vs 55 gallons / $1500
You're paying $27/gallon for your product whereas the J-Lube is <$2/gallon
One well regraded lube is j-lube powder. Mix it a little at a time per use. You can adjust how thick or this it is by how much water you mix in.
So, personally, my favorite is an old classic; Chance unflared.
Don't look at me like that.
Cole comes in at a close second. Dat knot is so sweet. I'm looking to get a Crackers here soon, as he's been on my to-do list for quite a long time.
If you're talking about the cum tube, I'd say that it's certainly fun, but the novelty sort of wears off. It's definitely an interesting and exciting thing to try out, and it feels pretty interesting, but it can make the toy a bit harder to clean.
If you're talking about the cum lube, then I can't really tell you much about it. My go-to lubricant is actually J-Lube. It's a veterinary grade lubricant (seems appropriate, no?), and it comes as a powder. Just mix with water, and voila, you've got the slickest water-based lube ever conceived. Best part? About $20 per bottle, and a single 10oz bottle can make upwards of 8 fucking gallons of lube. It's glorious.
Its a water based lube that comes in a powdered form. You can mix it to any consistency you like so you can experiment and find a thickness that you enjoy. I like mine on the thick stringy side and from my experience the lube has all of the properties that youre looking for! Its also toy safe so you dont have to worry about it harming your toys and it has the added benefit of being easy to clean.
I bought a bottle around a year ago and I still have roughly half of it left. You get a LOT of lube for a great price with this stuff.
I've been told this works wonders. Gonna try it out after my cum lube runs out. I think you can get it cheaper on other places than amazon.
Anal does not hurt when done right, unless you have a medical condition such as hemmerhoids.
People who say anal will always hurt are like people who say losing virginity always hurts. They are wrong and that spreads misinformation which causes people new to these types of sex to hurt themselves.
Numbing creams are also very dangerous because you can hurt yourself much more easily with anal sex vs vaginal sex. Your pain response is really important in keeping you safe.
The number one most important thing in my opinion regarding anal is lube. Good lube. J-Lube is very famous for being great for anal! If you mix it with some General Lubricant it will add some preservatives and it will keep longer.
You can use an "enema launcher" (basically a plastic syringe) to get lube way up in there. Sometimes no matter how much you put at the entrance, it doesn't get pushed deeper in and this can cause discomfort.
Directions for J-Lube:
J-Lube OB Lubric.Pwd 10Oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006G2S17A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_xMTOCb2W1F6WE
First Priority General Lube For Cattle Gallon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DEG1Z1U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_XMTOCbTG4XCSZ
CleanStream One Shot Enema Launcher https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008ASBIU0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JMTOCb0D16V3R
You can also keep a butt plug in a few hours before sex to loosen you up! You'll want one with a wide neck. Here's a great guide to picking a plug with good design, as well as safely sizing up:
As a bonus, he also has a guide to deep throating:
THIS lube! Cheap and you can make gallons! I mix mine in a Gatorade bottle with a sip cap. I love lube insertion and this stuff you can put up there with a lube launcher and let it just make your whole insides slippery! Enjoy!
This is fine. It literally tastes like nothing.
Weird, I've been using this, and it's definitely bitter to me.
So I had a chance to look at Re-Power, and it has a similar amino acid profile to beef. All the extracts are pretty much garbage:
Chemical | Weight | %DV
Chicory Root (as Cichorium intybus Extract) & Rocket Plant (as Eruca sativa Extract) Blend| 500.00 mg|
Chinese Skullcap Root Extract (Scutellaria baicalensis) Catch Tree Bark Extract (Acacia catechu)| 62.50 mg|
Olive Leaf Extract (Olea europaea L.)(as Maslinic Acid)| 200.00 mg|
Olive Fruit Extract (Olea europaea L.)(as Hydroxytyrosol)| 50.00 mg|
So, the good stuff in here seems to be Beta Alanine an Betaine, but Beta Alanine is cheap and Betaine is in beets (super cheap) or is made in your body from Choline (from eggs).
If you have any more questions please let me know. If you can't return these things then I guess just take them until they are gone, but definitely don't buy them again.
BulkSupplements Creatine Monohydrate 1kg - $0.09 per 5g serving
BulkSupplements Beta Alanine 500g - $0.15 per 4g serving
BulkSupplements Citrulline Malate 1kg - $0.27 per 8g serving.
Total in bulk - $0.51 per serving
Total with pre-made - $0.83 per serving
I'd say overall it's not bad, but it'll certainly be cheaper per serving to buy in bulk. And while it's refreshing to see more supplement companies not using proprietary blends and using effective doses I find it odd they decided to include creatine and beta alanine in a product marketed as a pre-workout, given these supplements are not timing dependent.
Also, unless you're doing a large volume of high rep work (15+ rep sets) you might not be getting much benefit from beta-alanine.
Creatine is, not all products that contain creatine are though. While it 'can be derived' from meat, it never is simply because it's far cheaper to synthesize it.
I use, http://www.amazon.com/BulkSupplements-Micronized-Creatine-Monohydrate-Kilogram/dp/B00E9M4XEE which (despite the weirdly worded description) is vegan.
Matters where you are based ? I just use Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Monohydrate-Micronized-BulkSupplements-Performance-Bodybuilding/dp/B00E9M4XEE?th=1
One Kilo which would last you a long time.
does this come with a scoop? I've been buying bulk supplements creatine and there's no scoop and carrying a teaspon with me is annoying.
That company, but I generally just buy through their Amazon page as I have prime and get free shipping. 19$ for a kilo of creatine (on their Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E9M4XEE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_NM57ybC3W811G ) is hard to beat, and it's ultra fine, I barely even notice it mixed with water. Of the multiple brands of creatine I have tried, this is my favorite (and cheapest). As well, they will give you few samples for repeat purchases, I got 20 servings of 2:1 BCAAs (but you can choose from all like 200 of their items) for free after purchasing 3 kilos of creatine.
This might get buried, but i learned from reddit you can buy powdered caffeine very cheaply. Here is a highly reviewed 5 star product. Its $60 however for that you get the caffeine equiv of about 10,000 cups of coffee. (coffee has 95 mg of caffeine, round to 100mg, 1 kg = 1mil mg, so 10,000) so 5/10ths of a penny for the caffeine equiv of a cup of coffee in the long run. HOWEVER this looks great and cheap and you can add it to any drink/shake mixture in the world, but it can KILL you. Wiki has it as less than a tablespoon is lethal. Some calculators have it as 60tbs per kg so that means this product can kill people for the cost of a dollar. Holy shit thats cheap.
Bulk Supplements is less than 10 cents per 5g serving of pure creatine. That is more than 6 months worth for under twenty bucks. Mix it with whatever you want or just take it straight.
That X3 stuff is a 35 cents per 33g scoop serving with only 8g of creatine in it. You're paying a lot for a scoop of sugar with some creatine in it..
You want something like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wondfo-Pregnancy-Test-Strips-25-count/dp/B0002YIQEQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=wondfo&amp;qid=1566784300&amp;s=gateway&amp;sr=8-3
I was on the pill for about five years straight. I stopped taking them mid-June and conceived by mid-October. My ovulation cycles were a mess and I didn't get a period for three straight months before I became pregnant. I would recommend buying a package of WondFo pregnancy tests (http://www.amazon.com/Wondfo-Pregnancy-Strips-25-count-medical/dp/B0002YIQEQ). They are cheap and in my experience very accurate. I had no symptoms besides a missed period so these kept me sane every couple of weeks.
Here you go!
Here you go.
I bought a bunch of these while trying to conceive. I could take them whenever I wanted.
Implantation bleeding is generally very rare. If it does occur, usually it is more like spotting, not a full blown period. Also, implantation would most likely occur at the earliest a week before your next regular period.
I think it's just an irregular cycle - probably anovulatory. Most women have at least one a year.
If your period stops abruptly or just to have peace of mind, take a test after your regular period would have been due.
FWIW, I highly recommend keeping these pregnancy tests on hand even if you're practicing safe sex, but especially if you're not on birth control. You get 25 for $6 and the peace of mind is priceless.
iirc these are the ones I had ordered, and I had no issues with them, but to make sure, if you get a positive, I would confirm with a storebought First Response Early Response. :)
You can get pretty cheap pregnancy tests online. If it would set your mind at ease, order some.
If you're the type who is paranoid about being pregnant (I totally get it- I am too) I recommend buying pregnancy test strips in bulk and keeping them on hand. Here is what I get, it's 25 strips for $12 and they work just as well as the store bought tests. https://www.amazon.com/Wondfo-Pregnancy-Strips-25-count-medical/dp/B0002YIQEQ?th=1
$12 dollars is a great price for peace of mind in my opinion and I love that they ship to my house. I look much younger than I actually am and I always feel uneasy buying pregnancy tests in stores, like the cashiers might judge me. Buying the strips in bulk so they're there whenever I get paranoid has really helped me a lot with the "am I or am I not" anxiety.
When in doubt take a test. I have the IUD so the chances of me getting pregnant are pretty slim but I still test occasionally if I am feeling paranoid. I buy internet cheapies in bulk for times like this. While it's unlikely that you're pregnant if it will soothe your mind then you should take a test.
These are the ones I got: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002YIQEQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;th=1
Get yourself some of these, fill them with the oil and eat them. I buy oil all the time and this is the best way to take them. Eat one, wait 2 hours and if you dont feel anything eat another.
Basically fertilizer tablets that you bury beneath the substrate to provide nutrients for plants when you have an inert substrate like sand or gravel.
There are several commercially available types, (I personally prefer seachem flourish tabs ) or many people make their own by filling gel caps with osmocote +
Ok, pay attention. First you take the graham. You stick the "chocolate" on the other graham. Put the pieces together and then you scarf.
Thanks for the advice! I'd love to make edibles but my wife hates the smell of weed in our house (she actually likes me when I'm stoned, she just can't tolerate the smell). It's possible to just eat the ABV straight? Would it be a good idea to get some [empty capsules] (https://www.amazon.com/Empty-Gelatin-Capsules-Size--1000/dp/B000ACUJRW/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1474030823&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=gel+caps)?
I dunno about that, but you could always order empty pill capsules like these : Empty Gelatin Capsules 0 Size -1000 Empty Capsules https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000ACUJRW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_mO.Nyb5H396MV and put the avb in them, right?
If it has no markings, it may be homemade. As /u/blargh2947 mentioned, it may be a dietary supplement (i.e. buying in bulk and saving some money by making pill-sized supplements) or it may be illicit.
Buy these empty pill capsules and fill them up. When finished filling them up, eat some and enjoy your trip to Pluto.
I have a cat that needs medication twice a day and after a while has managed to figure out the fact that i put pills into his food and there was only one thing that has worked for me and made pilling him an extremely quick and easy process.
I talked to my vet about problems with the cat not taking pills and what they suggested was to buy empty gelatin capsules and fill them with pills and make them take the pills that way. I ended up buying these on Amazon:
I'm guessing since you have a Dachshund it might be a little larger than a cat, so you may have to buy a different size pill I think I ended up buying size 4 or 3 and it worked great for me and the cat.
You can probably put pill in his food, but I've found pill gun to be the best thing to deliver the capsule. My cat even runs to me now because I give him treats after pilling, so it works great and he doesn't seem to mind it much. You can buy the pilling gun at a pet store or on Amazon:
I should have said Empty Gelatin Capsules. Like these: http://www.amazon.com/Empty-Gelatin-Capsules-Size-1000/dp/B000ACUJRW
You could fill your own gel caps.
Amazon carries some cheap transparent ones:
The more fun kind:
It's very hard to find enough potassium in keto friendly foods (5 avocados a day would do it, a lot of salmon and other salt water fish, spinach and beets would also help), I can't always get around to eating all that, so I take a supplement.
If you fail to get enough potassium or sodium, then you'll know quite fast, the symptoms are headache and/or cramps.
I just make capsules. They are super discreet, super low waste of materials, and easy to regulate your dosage. Plus, I just can't smoke/vape without throwing up instantly.
Optional 5) Add a couple drops of peppermint essential oils to the mixture (I'll take the shit storm for mentioning those, but it really will cut down on the smell and taste a LOT.)
Edit: spelling. Hope you find what you need!
1000 for $7.15
I actually make my own, which sounds a little crazy, but if you get yeast infections a lot, I think it's worth it because suppositories are a little expensive. Your doctor might be able to give you a prescription but I don't know much about that.
If you are interested in making your own, I just this capsule making thing, and I have a giant bag of size 0 capsules. I have this boric acid. They're pretty easy to make. To me, the only down side is that I don't know the exact dosage that I'm using.
Just be careful and remember DO NOT ingest it orally! It goes in your vagina. I wrote it on the outside of the bottle because they look similar to my probiotic and I always worry that I'm going to confused if I'm tired.
One was now foods and the other was called capsule connection this is the link to it on Amazon
Less than a penny a cap on Amazon
I started typing and this ended up being really long, hopefully it helps. I might have gone overboard, so if you need / want a TL;DR or more info on anything just say the word and I'll do what I can :)
My personal preference is to add details and touch-ups to my figures. I've done a few full repaints, and I'm working on my first airbrushed figure, but I really like adding in details where the factory didn't :)
I've had good results using alcohol based acrylics like Tamiya, Model Master, or Testors Acrylics (I think Enamels are Testors' main line, so make sure to check what type it is). Alcohol-based acrylics thin and clean up nicely with 91% isopropyl alcohol, I usually pick it up from whatever pharmacy is nearby (don't get the 70%, it doesn't work at all).
Citadel and Vallejo make nice water-based acrylic paints in additional colors, you'll definitely need a primer if you're working with Vallejo (I've only used a couple of Citadel paints, so I can't really speak to them).
You'll want to stay far away from acrylic craft paint, I've tried it in the past and it doesn't come out well at all (I just use some empty glass or plastic jars from stuff like sour cream or salsa since they're not too big).
Some folks like enamel paints, and there might be another kind of model paint, but the chemicals in those paints and their thinner tends to be quite strong so I avoid them. I used un-thinned enamels when I first started painting, and when I tried to use the thinner it ended up melting my paint tray and making a mess, so I'm not too keen to give them another try.
Tools are going to differ a bit depending on how you want to paint (hand painting vs airbrushing or spray painting).
You'll need paints, some soft bristle brushes (I have a set like these), something to stir your paint (I use a Badger Paint Mixer and love it to bits), thinner (depending on your type of paint), a mixing tray, some pipettes for measuring paint and thinner, something to hold your parts while painting (I like these Aligator Clips), something to stick the clips into (I use a styrofoam block wrapped in plastic from a craft store, but I've seen folks use taped together cardboard like from Amazon boxes or the cheap foam coolers), some fine grit sand paper or nail buffing blocks to help rough up the surface slightly to help the paint stick, and something for topcoat (I absolutely love Pledge Multisurface Floor Care, aka Future Floor Wax, it's a clear acrylic wax that dries to a semi-gloss to gloss shine, it brushes on nice and self-levels for a smooth finish, and one bottle will last a REALLY long time; I got a bottle a few years ago and I've used it on a LOT of gundams and TFs and the bottle is still half full). You may also want some smaller containers or jars to hold your thinner, brush cleaner (alcohol or water), and topcoat if you're using Pledge just so you don't need to keep the big bottle out on your workspace.
You'll need an airbrush and compressor, and then a lot of the same supplies as above. You'll also want some small-ish jars to store your thinned paint so you can re-use your leftover paint instead of having to toss it, and some painter's tape to mask off parts you don't want to paint and to keep your paint lines clean.
You can airbrush inside the house, but you'll want to do it in a well ventilated area if you don't have a spray booth (box with a fan and air filter to help move the fumes out the window and help keep the paint from spraying everywhere). I'm still learning to paint with my airbrush, so I don't have too many tips here.
You'll need your choice of spray paints, alligator clips, fine sand paper, and some painter's tape to mask off areas so it doesn't get everywhere. I definitely wouldn't advise using spray paints indoors, the fumes tend to be really strong. I haven't really used spray paints in a long time, so I'm not a lot of help here either.
Some folks might recommend sharpies or paint pens / markers, but I've never had good luck with them.
I do highly recommend using a Micron, Graphix, or Prismacolor marker / pen for highlighting panel lines in .005 thickness for most figures. The .01 and even .05 markers can work well too, but they might be too thick for some figures, so a couple different thicknesses can't hurt (I've got a pencil case full of lining markers from those brands). Don't use sharpies for panel lines, unless things have changed, even the thinnest ones tend to dry a purpley-blue instead of black, and the lines are still really thick compared to the Micron.
Cheers mate. Simple green over here doesn't exist, variation of is rubbish. I've read so many things to use, dettol, cheap disinfectant, nitromors, meths. I just want an easy solution, I don't want to have to scrub the buggers. I've a memory from being a kid and using nail varnish remover and the paint just going a smudgy mess that came off in strings, it was such a pita I never attempted it again.
I'm also struggling to find some future at a decent price, I'm pretty sure this is the stuff but it's quite pricey.
I'm wondering whether this is the same. Reviews on both say they're both the right stuff. I'm annoyed as thought it was easy to get in the UK and left two massive bottles of it in Aus when I moved. I've got an empty Tamiya paint pot of it and then it's gone.
Time to have a crack at my exhaust! Once again it's a pity to strip as she looks pretty good to me!
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Weitere Informationen: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B000ARPH4C/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_jdo0AbNRAT8DZ
This is the latest branding of the original formula
Pledge 11182 Revive It Floor Gloss, 27 Ounce, Clear Transparent Liquid https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000ARPH4C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_eVvZBbA92KC50
Same with Future Floor Polish - do people actually use that stuff on floors...
To seal metallics the secret is to use Pledge acrylic clear floor finish. you can put it on as soon as the paint dries and it will dry to a hard shiny clear coat that won't dull the metallic sheen. https://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Pledge-Floor-Multi-Surface-Finish/dp/B000ARPH4C/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1496411036&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=pledge+floor+care
SC Johnstons floor wax, depending on where you live there might be a different name for it, and harder or less hard to find.
Clean out your airbrush thoroughly with Windex (or any cleaning agent of choice) and then water (to remove any ammonia from the Windex) afterwards.
If you ever want to make more transparent masks, I highly recommend Future...oh right they changed the name. [Johnson bought it off] (https://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Pledge-Floor-Multi-Surface-Finish/dp/B000ARPH4C/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1478320050&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Future+shine+floor+wax), but it's the same formula. What you do is pour a bit into a cup, mix in a little dye/acrylic paint to your desired color, and then dip the mask in and leave it in there. No chance of mask melting/deforming, and a nice and clean process.
I don't believe that's the same. This is what you're looking for. And as far as I know, you can use a paintbrush.
Np. They keep changing the label - I guess this is what it looks like now: https://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Pledge-Floor-Multi-Surface-Finish/dp/B000ARPH4C
I lose track because one bottle will last you forever so it's changed a couple of times since I needed to buy any.
I've heard that a dip in this is helpful (dip and dry; don't polish).
If they are too loose you can tighten them by applying a super thin layer of clear nail polish on the peg and letting it dry for 48 hours.
However personally I use future floor polish aka pledge floor polish
dip the peg in it vertically [hand up, peg down] and then just tap the end of the peg on a paper towel. let it dry 24 hours.
if its too loose still, repeat!
> How would I make the Primer smoother without sanding and just out of the Airbrush? Like those Mr. Surfacer or near their quality
You're not. Hobby paints are made using much finer pigment that gives it that smooth finish. That's why they cost more money. If they didn't have an advantage over $1 spray cans no one would buy them. Straining might help, but it's never going to be as smooth as the expensive hobby primers.
>How would I make the Gloss Coat more glossier?*
If you are looking for a cheap gloss coat buy some Future Floor Polish. You can spray it straight out of the airbrush or thin it with rubbing alcohol. I don't know of a way to make an existing paint glossier. Maybe try buffing afterwards?
Is this the brand you use?
What kind of paint did you use? Do you have an airbrush? Do you plan to sand with 800+ grit before coating?
There's a lot to learn about paint jobs and sealing them. After a few failed attempts and weird reactions, I tend to keep same brand paint throughout a piece (for primers I hop around, but let it dry completely before top coating).
If you're using a different brand I HIGHLY suggest you wait until it has gassed out (it doesn't smell like paint anymore lol). This can take several days depending on how many coats you used, and whether you applied them too thick.
Sanding allows for better grip of the clear coat to the paint. Wet sanding is best since it removes the debris of paint and prevents most deep scrapes. It is easy to sand through your paint, especially if you only did one coat (which is why you should do 2-3 with some light 600 grit sanding in between)...
I hate sanding before a clear because I suck at it and tend to create a deep scratch or two because I'm too strong for my own good :P What I have found to work wonders is Floor polish/wax.
This is the ONLY one that a lot of modelers suggest:
It was known as "Futures" before, but after re-branding and all that, it is now what I linked. You'll need an airbrush for this. Do a light misting of the entire part you're working with, then apply several thin coats allowing them to dry in between (usually 1-2 minutes or less if you have good air circulation). It smells great, self leveling, you can dip small parts into a little cup filled with this stuff... it's fantastic. It's slightly flexible as well. If you wait 38 hours (i think that's what the bottle says) you can apply a second coat for added protection. Make sure to clean your airbrush with ammonia (I use windex), to prevent it from curing inside it.
Essentially, floor polish is more forgiving, but offers slightly less protection than a well applied clear coat. If you don't have time for all that prepping crap (wet sanding before and between clear coats), then definitely go this route.
Here is where I got mine.
I recommend one of these cheap little calipers: http://www.amazon.com/Accu-Measure-Fitness-3000-Personal-Tester/dp/B000G7YW74/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1396039869&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=accu-measure
Even if the measurement isn't very accurate, you can take the same test each week and analyze the measurement trend. That way you can at least see if you're making progress (or maintaining BF levels while bulking, in your case).
I recently stalled out, I mean stopped losing according to the scale completely. It hasn't moved in 4-5 weeks. Eventually I stopped looking at the scale and now I don't weigh myself every day like I used to. I am seeing much more progress in strength gains and physical NSVs such as clothes fitting better and more muscle definition. If you want to take fat% measurements I wouldn't suggest using a scale but rather either calipers as they are the most accurate but also the most work or if you have just a regular scale and know how much you weigh then you can do a handheld electrical impedance unit such as this one. The electrical ones wont be nearly as accurate as the calipers but are more work because you will need to do more math and maybe have someone help take measurements.
As for preventing losing muscle mass is to work out more and specifically focus on doing more resistance and strength training. Who knows maybe working out more will help to stimulate your appetite more.
Of course I can't figure out math. I'm a girl, silly.
I just use the $5 calipers I bought on amazon to determine bodyfat. No clue how accurate my measure is, but I do it the same way every time. The numbers I get seem reasonable for my size. I can at least get a pattern of loss, even if it isn't 100% accurate.
Nice work! My initial goal is 20%, then I may or may not take a shot at 17%, depending on how I look and how difficult 20% is to maintain once I get it to level out.
It has - I check it about once a week and adjust my Spreadsheet of Doom accordingly.
I made a web form (with Google Docs) that I fill in every day with some items I wanted to track, like weight. I import that data into my food tracking spreadsheet as a separate page and input the bf%, then plot total weight and lbm (lean body mass) over time. It was pretty useless at first, but now I can point out several features, like when my period is, dietary changes, "plateaus", etc.
I think possibly the most useful thing about tracking body fat % is a sense of pride in how I'm doing. I've been at approximately the same weight for the last 1-2 months, but my bf% has been dropping. Before I tracked bf%, that sort of "stall" would depress me, but now I have more insight. Plus, good calipers are only ~$5.
Also, if anyone's interested, I can go into more details about my tracking setup - the websites never quite did what I wanted them to.
You can do it manually with a caliper like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Accu-Measure-Fitness-Personal-Caliper-Measurement/dp/B000G7YW74
Or you can do it manually with your measurements, google "body fat percentage calculator" you'll need a tape measure.
Or electrically with a device.
Several options if you go this route: There is a handheld device like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Omron-HBF-306CN-Body-Fat-Analyzer/dp/B00A1ODX9A/ref=sr_1_5_s_it?s=hpc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1524511317&amp;sr=1-5&amp;keywords=electronic+body+fat+measure
Or I have a smart scale that does it that I love:
There are a lot of ways to measure body fat:
Note that either method will not give you a very good absolute value, more of an approximation.
In the end what is more important is:
Calipers are cheap..
GNC carries the Accu-measure Body Fat Calipers
You can also get them on Amazon for a lot cheaper
That's about as cheap and simple as it comes. They can be fairly accurate if you do it with consistency.
As far as something new goes, I'd definitely recommend trying out Starting Strength, or a similar program which you can find at stronglifts.com (the SL 5x5).
I mostly follow Starting Strength except I do barbell/dumbbell rows instead of cleans. Earlier this year I was doing the SL 5x5 before switching it up.
You should look into getting a fat caliper (about $6 on Amazon), and have your fiance take your measurements!
This works pretty well. Just have the cuffs come out at the top and bottom of the mattress.
Since I see this thread isn't going anywhere positive anytime soon. I'll hand out this piece of sex advice. If you have issues with feeling emasculated in the bedroom, and are embarassed about your penis size, I'd recommend trying some light bondage play. Buy a 4 point bed restraint kit (I recommend this one by sports sheets http://www.amazon.com/Sportsheets-Under-Bed-Restraint-System/dp/B000VHH5DW), and use a tie or bandanna as a blindfold. Tying a woman up will give you complete domination over her, and she'll feel like your little sex slave. You don't even have to take your pants off in front of her. In her eyes, regardless of your size, she'll feel like shes being fucked by the manliest of men. Just feeling you in complete control will turn her on to the point where she won't even care if you have a dick at all. You'll feel like a real man since you wield the power of being able to do whatever you want to her, and suddenly your insecurities will disappear as the testosterone & adrenaline take over. If you use a blindfold, she won't even be able to see how big your cock is anyway. You can use a dildo on her if you think she needs that really really full feeling. I guarantee if you do that, along with some oral, she'll cum harder than she would getting fucked by some monster cock.
I've never met a girl who isn't into it...even the seemingly prude ones. You'll seem like a confident sex god before you even put it inside. Its all about working with what you got. If you think your tool won't do the trick, just gotta figure out how to make yourself stand out from the crowd in other ways. Maybe some other guy gets the title as the biggest, but that doesn't mean you can't still be the best, the kinkiest, the one who gives her the most intense orgasms..etc.
SportsSheets might be something you two would be interested in. I don't know how your boyfriend would react, but I know if exs of mine who were interested in kinkier things had jumped the gun and bought it, my reservations towards light bondage would have gone ignored.
We started with these. Definitely a starter type thing. Its nice because in terms of the handcuffs, these can be separated from the rest of the system. So if you want handcuffs you are all set. Nice and soft, easy to get in and out of, completely non threatening, but totally good at their intended purpose - to restrain. And when you are ready, you can move to the full bed restraint system for more/different fun!
This is my favorite NSFW item on my wishlist.
/r/GoneWild, of course.
Probably anything skimpy to dress up in. Bonus if it's destroyable.
Doggy, or cowgirl.
I like it when you tie me down. ;)
I recommend an under the bed restraint system.
I take two or three psyllium husk capsules per meal, that I get from Amazon.
Note that if you buy the pill form the dossage is really low. Each pill is about 1.5% of your daily fiber need so you'd need to take literally a handful each day to have some noticeable effect. The loose form (that you mix in with water) seems to allow you to easily take a bigger dosage.
Psyllium Husk works for me.
Buy psyllium husk caps. Trust me. I got these ones http://www.amazon.com/Foods-Psyllium-Husk-500mg-Vcaps/dp/B0013OW2KS/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=hpc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1458771903&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=psyllium+husk+caps+500+mg a few days ago and they make your shits go smooth as hell, often no wipers. A little fiber (6 caps/day) does a whole lot of good.
Mine is in capsule form, so I just swallow it whole. I use this one.
As others recommended, Psylium Husk pills and a probiotic should help with regularity.
These are the ones I get. Again, like most supplements the effects are marginal but I'll take anything I can when it comes to dealing with hunger.
I take these (psyllium husk capsules), and it works for me: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013OW2KS
My first year, I was up 2-3 times a night, and when I mentioned this to my surgeon at the time of my annual check up, he said “take an Imodium before bed.” So I started doing that and got it down to once a night. I’m still up and going once a night, but it’s needing to pee that wakes me up...and it’s just easier to go ahead and evacuate while I’m at it 😉
As for your second question, I soiled myself in the middle of the night 2-3 times in the past 2 1/2 years, but not full on shit myself. When it happened, it was typically the result of being extra reckless with eating/drinking whatever I want, subsequently having a lot of gas churning around while I’m asleep, and my body letting it pass...with me discovering in the morning it wasn’t all gas LOL
Are you taking any fiber supplements like Metamucil? My surgeon recommended I take it with every meal because it slows down the digestive tract, and it really does work. I hate the powder and take the capsules, and because I’m cheap I get a generic from amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013OW2KS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_DSHSDbWE5W5ZT. My surgeon wants me to take it 3x a day (once before every meal) but I’m lazy and typically only do it when eating some I know will mess me up, like salad! It does a good job of firming things up from watery diarrhea to an oatmeal consistency, which means less trips to the bathrooms do leas chance of any gas being accompanied by leakage. Hope that helps!
I had the same problem once I increased my protein intake to 1.5g/lbs of BW. I then started to take some psyllium husk capsules before meals and the problem was solved.
I suffered really horrible diarrhea during my first 3 day fast, to the point that I couldn't trust if it felt like I just needed to pass gas o.O Someone mentioned taking psyllium husk to help regulate your system. I've been using that the last three days and I've had zero diarrhea and two regular bowel movements. Here's what I'm using (I've used it regularly in the past to help lower cholesterol too): https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0013OW2KS
I have basically the same exact story as you, also 6ft, 210 lbs, 20ish % bf. I ordered https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013OW2KS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1 only to realize that their serving size was way smaller than I thought. They work fine, but it means taking 6 in the morning first thing and 6 at night before I go to bed, with a lot of water with each serving. It comes out to ~4g of fiber a day.
The recommended amount appears to be ~30g a day, so I don't know if this is actually helping or if it's just a placebo. I just realized that I didn't really answer your question, but this is what I've been doing.
I can't tell if this is a compliment because of the resourcefulness of making almond milk or an insult because I mentioned the holiest of holies, the ghost wipe
91% and up.
Just so you know I found 99% Iso on amazon for quite cheap, you do have to pay more for shipping than for the actual product but the cost may be worth it for the higher purity.
clean it with Isopropyl Alcohol, 99% purity if possible
ISO is really useful for cleaning things that would otherwise rust or get damaged
$7 for 16oz of 99% know of any cheaper?
Nonsense. It's not quite as readily available in stores, but 99% is easily obtainable. Hell, Amazon even sells it.
Swan Isopropyl Alcohol, 99%, Pint, 16 OZ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001B5JT8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_gRhPybJ91CMAT
Or try a hardware store, a pharmacy, or a hobby store that sells like model airplanes and stuff.
I'm assuming you're not a chemist, because you'd have easy access to 100% isopropanol if you were, so there's no realistic way for you to purify what you have.
You can get some for 7 bucks in Amazon. Link
Also you'll need some 90% Isopropyl to clean of the existing paste
Here's a video on reapplying the paste
HemHaw is correct. Most shit just gets corroded or shorted by residue left from the liquid spill. Alcohol will most likely fix that shit all day forever.
This is hardcore
drug stores, pharmacy sections in grocery stores/walmart/costco
Take it apart carefully and clean it with a q-tip and the highest percentage alcohol you can find (99% ideally)
GoPro HERO7 Black
GoPro Mic Adapter
GoPro Grab Bag
Custom 3D printed mount
3M adhesive pads
Alcohol (to clean the mounting spot on helmet)
Flush mounting screws
not 100, but close enough lol
You can get it in the US as well.
I followed the guide I linked above, down to a T. So I used Wet Platinum Lubricant and 99% Isopropyl Alcohol for mixing and I mixed with a tooth pick. I mixed it all in the full sized jars that the loose eyeshadows came in and then poured it into the pan afterwards. As long as the mixture in the end isn't too watery, it's pretty easy to roll up into a ball and push out without leaving too much behind.
you twist it in case you dont plan on smoking it within an hour or so and you are worried about it falling apart.
looks pretty loose so it was a good idea for him... goodtry/10 bro
maybe think of investing in a roller-
Easier to get a rolling machine. https://www.amazon.ca/Hemp-Plastic-Cigarette-Rolling-Machine/dp/B002CNE9H8
I highly recommend a Raw “cigarette” rolling machine! Once you get the hang out of it, there’s no turning back!
check this out, I don’t use it but I heard it gets you perfect joints every time!
Well, mine is Raw, I got it from Rock universe. Most headshops should have them. Or buy from Amazon - https://www.amazon.ca/RAW-Plastic-Cigarette-Rolling-Machine/dp/B002CNE9H8
ninja edit: OCS might have some under accessories
As far as rolling a joint goes if you don't have the patience to master doing it freehand you can always get a rolling machine. They are sized to fit a particular size of paper so be sure the roller and papers are the same size.
Trade-Ctore RAW 79 mm 1 1/4 Hemp Plastic Cigarette Rolling Machine
how to video
Try using a cigarette roller. My thumbs are shot and this makes it super easy.
There was a thread not too long ago (maybe an hour) talking about some tips and tricks for rolling. If you like me and can't roll to save your life, pick one of these up.
I got you 👌🏻
Ever used on of these? Cigarettes are horrible for your circulation which won't help your dexterity. Do you like rap music? You could get yourself an MPC instead of a guitar and make some beats or something...
get a rolling machine:
I have one of these and it works like a champ.
If I don't feel like rolling, I use one of these. Cheap, and effecient.
Good luck m8
Almost everybody had one of these, tho
Yes but it will stink and also taste differently when you relight it.
I’m not sure about at Ganjika or the OCS but at the Wee Smoke Shop in dt Brampton you can buy rollers. The brand is Raw and it’s no more than $10. It’s a little contraption where you put the weed into it and a filter paper, then you just close it, feed a rolling paper through, give it a twist, lick the paper and you have a smokeable joint. (Not the prettiest or best roll but it’s fast and small and convenient). Here’s a link to it on Amazon
It's the RAW 1.25 roller. You can get it here on Amazon
Anything "RAW" in that case. Without spending too much money I'd suggest a raw rolling tray, raw papers (1 1/4 size is what most people roll with), and some tips! If he has a difficult time rolling his own joints you could always get him a rolling machine. They're pretty cheap.
I cannot vouch for the machine, but everything else is pretty basic. Pretty much everyone uses Raw papers these days. I prefer variety myself, but yeah.
Emergen-C ElectroMix Electrolyte Replacement Natural Lemon-Lime Flavor
I bought this stuff
I usually mix it with water flavoring stuff since the lemon-lime flavor isn't very strong. I dig it!
Even with broth and Powerade Zero, you may not be getting enough potassium and magnesium. Powerade Zero has piddly amounts of potassium (1% per serving) and I'm not even seeing magnesium on the nutrition label.
Get some lite salt (or half salt) and use it liberally. This will increase how much sodium and potassium you're getting. And try Electro Mix for more potassium and 30% of your daily magnesium. You can also eat nuts and/or take a supplement.
I went through this phase as well and what helped me was to eat COLD fats. Eat a salad slathered in fatty dressing, tuna salad smothered in mayo, shredded chicken dipped in ranch dressing, etc. It helped me a LOT, as did upping my magnesium and potassium.
And don't force fat down your throat. If all you can handle is lean meat, eat that. If you hit your protein goal and eat under your carb limit, you're good to go.
I'll just leave this here.
You may need more electrolytes. You're probably sweating a lot and plain water sometimes needs a boost!
Pick up some electrolyte packets. I like ElectoMix by EmergenC. I keep a couple in my purse and my yoga bag. All you need is a cup or bottle of water to mix the powder in and you're ready to go!
Nuun makes electrolyte tablets. They reforms latex their product a year or two ago and it tastes pretty good. Same with the ElectoMix, just mix it with water and you're set.
This bad boy! So the red/orange container is gelatin you can make into jello and the green one is gelatin that won't gel and you can put into your coffee. But what really helps me is using the red/orange container gelatin to make jello with Powerade Zero or I'll use water that's been mixed with Emergen-C Electro Mix and sugar-free syrup for flavor.
From my research stay away from Knox gelatin (yucky taste) and Sugarfree Jello (only has a minute quantity of actual gelatin).
When making jello with this gelatin use these instructions (taken from the first review in Amazon for this gelatin, but I modified it a little to make it keto-friendly):
"i start off by mixing 1 cup of COLD liquid with the 2 tablespoons of gelatin in the measuring cup.
keep mixing till all the gelatin has been mixed with the liquid, don't leave any chunks.
then let sit for 5 mins. This will bloom the gelatin.
After the 5 mins, dump the cup of liquid/gelatin into a dish, and then clean your measuring cup, then pour
another cup of liquid into your measuring cup. I then microwave this cup for 2 minutes (maybe another minute after i test it)
then take it out to measure the temperature. you want to try to get the liquid around 160F degrees. (should be pretty hot to the touch)
then i mix in the sweetner [I don't add any] to taste, then add the hot liquid to the cold, and mix it.
it should all be clear after you mix them together, and then i leave it sit on the counter for a few minutes,
then put it in the fridge. It takes a few hours to harden."
I eat it all, I try to make 2 tablespoons of gelatin by daily dose so I use half the liquid mentioned above so there is less jello to eat because even then there is still a lot of jello to eat!
Let me know if I'm not clear! I can type slower than I think!
I just recently started using this on recommendation from another thread...and it works wonders for me with getting the potassium/magnesium/electrolytes. For someone who runs/bikes 6 out of 7 days this stuff is almost mandatory while doing keto.
If you don't mind buying, 1 of these makes 1L and they taste great:
There are a few cheap electrolyte mix options out there that you could look into, I've tried this one and liked it, tasted pleasant. It doesn't have any sodium so you may want to grab some sodium bicarbonate to throw in.
Nuun isn't terrible either, lesser amounts of everything but has some sodium, couple of the flavors are pretty good.
As mentioned taurine helps, it's also dirt cheap at bulk powder sites.
Lastly, watch how much you take at once and the speed with which you drink it. Keep the doses sane and you'll be fine.
Good for you! Though, if that's tastes a dreadful as it sounds, try this : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002HWRY5S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_4P3-yb6FMSCK4
I lift heavy and usually follow with about 30 minutes worth of tabata-style cardio and treadmill and on my first round of keto, I felt HORRIBLE when I finished for the first week. This time around, I know better.
I do a Powerade Zero and [dump one of these in it] (http://www.amazon.com/EMERGEN-C-ELECTRO-MIX-Lemon-Lime-4-2/dp/B002HWRY5S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1421278358&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=electrolyte+mix). If I'm feeling iffy about my sodium intake, I'll sprinkle some light salt in the drink as well.
Here you go!
It's not the best taste in the world, but definitely passable. I try and drink one every other day.
406mg potassium supplement with Magnesium too.
Well this thread is a shitshow, but my long ride snacks usually consist of: cheese. All the cheese. Cheese crisps. Nuts, nuts, and more nuts. Nut butter packets. Jerky/sausage/cured meats. Sometimes low-carb protein bars. Seed crackers (Trader Joe's). If it's cold enough outside for me to transport it without it getting spoiled, I love putting Kerrygold butter on just about anything I'm eating.
If I feel low on electrolytes I like this stuff, and sometimes I'll mix in some Lite Salt as well. I take magnesium glycinate at night and I salt the crap out of my food so I don't find that I typically need to consume a ton of extra electrolytes on long rides.
I haven't tried MCT oil powder mixed into water yet, but supposedly it's awesome for fueling endurance rides.
I find that this works extremely well for me and has no carbs: http://www.amazon.com/Emergen-C-820340-Electro-Mix-30-count/dp/B002HWRY5S/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1377660782&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=electrolyte
Cheers to this. I do a packet of the Emergen-c electrolytes (link) add a little no-salt and also a little salt. It gives me the feeling I get when drinking a gatorade without the pound of sugar.
I used this at coachella and it saved me. emptied a couple into my camelbak every refill
Actually, Amazon has lots of good bondage-type stuff, for decent prices.
One of my first purchases was an under-bed restraint kit, very inexpensive. Cuffs are comfortable with velcro fasteners, and hold up pretty well. I still use mine on occasion, although I've bought leather cuffs since then.
/r/bdsmcommunity would be a good place to check out. Also, I'd say a lot of bondage video stuff online is super crazy hardcore, you don't have to get that deep into it right off the bat, or ever for that matter. Maybe start with a beginners restraint setup and see if you like it. Or look into Shibari <classy rope bondage>
Sportsheets Under The Bed Restraint System https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VHH5DW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_4PH3CbV1N036D
This is the one we use. You can tighten it pretty well where there won't be too much movement.
We also use leather straps/belts if we want less movement.
The SportsSheets Under the Bed Restraint system is a great starting place.
Likely. For instance.
I have those, and they will work with any bed regardless of headboard etc. They just go under the bed and you have 4 cuffs at each corner of the bed. They are AWESOME!
edit: someone else already posted this down below... that's what I get for jumping the gun
Everyone needs a good basic bedroom bondage set. This particular one is super portable. In my college days of yore, I'd rip it off my mattress and chuck it into a bag for sleep overs. Aaah, undergrad.
I also kind of want this dumb heart shaped flogger thing even though I KNOW it'll be wimpy. Oh, and a hitachi, so I know what all the fuss is about.
I have a similar question as the OP. I am thinking of buying this but have no imagination of what positions we can try with this. I was hoping to find a series of images that depict everything you could do with a system like this.
Anyone have any experience with this product?
This is my list, and these are my favorite item on it currently available without finding an updated version of it, because sometimes I'm just not interested in taking the time for the knots. all the hanky-panky fun with much less effort.
Been taking psyllium husk powder for a year; keto for three days. A bit of keto flu, but no trouble in the brown department.
Try this: http://www.amazon.com/Foods-Psyllium-Husk-500mg-Vcaps/dp/B0013OW2KS/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1465141769&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=psyllium+husk+fibers
It will take two days to kick in and you will be pooping like a champion.
It was psyllium husk capsules Now brand. I was thinking of switching from the powder I currently use.
If texture doesnt bother you get the powdered kind from walmart - 100% psyllium husk equate brand. I take 2 tsp at night (directions say more often but...) and I poop nice and clean every morning. Comes out solid, quick, one wipe and done. Very cost effecient but the texture isn't great. Kind of like drinking sand? (See reviews) Took a few days of use to see the full effect but no cramping or any negative side effects. I have had the same tub for 2 years - the capsules wouldn't last nearly as long.
Where I took the screenshot https://www.amazon.com/NOW-Psyllium-Husk-500-Capsules/dp/B0013OW2KS/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=psyllium+husk+capsules&amp;qid=1566042944&amp;s=gateway&amp;sprefix=psy&amp;sr=8-3
There are capsules they sell but its the same thing, Just the powder in capsules :)
I swear by these. I have the most satisfying shits of my life after discovering this.
OP have you tried taking fiber supplements, such as psyllium huskor bentonite clay? These seem to really help push things through while keeping it solid.
My life changed when I started using fiber pills. I personally use these, Psyllium Husk Capsules, to help keep things solid and stay "cleaner." Give it a shot!
Also, don't sweat it too much. A good top shouldn't worry too much about it being squeaky clean up there. All you can do is try your best to prepare and whatever happens, happens.
I used to do it this way. Now I take pills.
I get it off amazon! :) https://www.amazon.com/NOW-Psyllium-Husk-500-Capsules/dp/B0013OW2KS/ref=sr_1_5?crid=YRSV9RPQPWG2&amp;keywords=psyllium+husk+capsules&amp;qid=1549645066&amp;sprefix=psy%2Caps%2C289&amp;sr=8-5
It took me over a year to alleviate most of my constipation but all the above definitely helped.
-Slippery Elm - 1 Capsule 2x a day - taken between meals. Good for calming inflammation in stomach and helps repair and coat the stomach lining. Also helps with constipation and diarrhea. Makes a big difference on settling down stomach and soothing stomach pains. It can lower blood pressure.
-Psyllium Husk - 1 Capsule 2x a day (for moderate to severe constipation) - taken between meals. A gentle insoluble fiber and really does a good job of moving things along.
-Marshmallow Root - 1 capsule 2x a day - taken between meals. Similar to Slippery Elm benefits. Very good for stomach lining. It can lower blood pressure.
-Magnesium Oil Spray - Good for calming the body and for aiding digestion. I do 6-8 sprays on my stomach and chest before bed. Helps constipation and aid digestion.
-Triphala - Generally good for digestion. Helps fight H Pylori and helps with Detoxification. I take 1/8 to 1/4th tsp every night. Mixes in water.
-Tulsi (Holy Basil) - Good for all around health and promote energy and sleep. I take 1/8 tsp every night. Mixes in water.
They've been pivotal in restoring more balance to my stomach, digestion, and overall health.
I've resolved on taking three different probiotic products because variety can help crowd out H Pylori and heal your stomach overall.
-Custom Probiotics - 11 Strain Probiotic Powder - 100 Gram
It seems expensive but it's super cost efficient and lasted me about year which is amazing.
For dosage, I only use the small plastic spoon that it comes with because the standard dosage of "260 billion" per day seems a little too intense to me.
I started with taking 25 billion (one small plastic spoonful) per day mixed in water. Stomach upset and gas is normal at the beginning stages so starting small helps your stomach get acclimated to the new strains.
I'm up to 100 billion per day (4 small plastic spoonful) now, 30 minutes to 1 hour before a meal.
-Renew Life Extra Care Probiotic - Ultimate Flora - 150 billion - 30 Capsules
This probiotic is amazing for adding tremendous amount of variety to the strains in your stomach. It also contains "L Reuteri" which is effective in reducing and suppressing H Pylori.
Whenever I start a new bottle, I start with approximately 1/4 capsule (I open up the capsule and pour some it's contents in water) for the first week and move up to 1/2 capsule till the end of the bottle. Makes it last longer and because I'm already supplementing with another probiotic.
-Bronson Saccharomyces Boulardii - 20 Billion - 180 capsules
Good for restoring balance to gut biome. I start out with half a capsule (approx 5 billion) in water at mealtime, once per day.
Timing of Probiotics
This was a super tricky thing to figure out. A lot of conflicting reports on what time you should take it, with food, without food, at bedtime, or first thing in the morning.
Here's the best two times that have worked for me. I go back and forth to accommodate schedule changes if need be:
Take S Boulardii with other food enzymes. Make sure to take herbal antibiotics at another meal time.
S Boulardii with other food enzymes. Make sure to take herbal antibiotics at another meal time.
NOW Psyllium Husk 500 mg,500 Capsules https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013OW2KS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_d993Bb7NV4FA5
Psyllium Husk capsules are great for promoting bowel movements. You can also get psyllium husk in powder form but I think it's way easier to take a couple capsules with a glass of water. Friendly tip - start slow and only take one or two per day, and drink plenty of water.
Buy yourself some Fiber Supplements
My poops are all sub-minute affairs now.
Eating more fiber , and by extension taking a Fiber pill (and drinking lots of water) can help you to "pass more matter" therefore there's less left behind and therefore less mess . A lot of people use "Metamucil " or "Pure For Men" or even switch to a higher fiber diet . Fiber will NOT take place of douching 100% but it can help a lot . You should give it a shot . I use this one it's much cheaper than the other brands . Just make sure you drink a LOT of water often and read the package to see how many to take
NOW Supplements, Psyllium Husk 500 mg, 500 Capsules https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013OW2KS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_StI1Cb12NVDVN
If you are looking for what I consider no calorie, high fiber yet no gassy side effects, and you are already getting enough nutrients-- I've been taking psyllium powder caplets and they work great as an inert filler. I take three in the morning with my breakfast and three pills in the evening with my dinner.
It keeps me from snacking because I don't feel hungry.
It is a byproduct ground up and shipped here from India. I get my caplets of the stuff from Amazon ( http://www.amazon.com/Foods-Psyllium-Husk-500mg-Vcaps/dp/B0013OW2KS ).
Not when you're taking these bad boys.
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try Psyllium husk if you haven't already
this stuff on amazon is cheap and just check the reviews, you know it works:
>Recently I embarked on a journey for the holiest of holies. The holy grail of bowel movements.
You can also try the Metamucil Psyllium wich has different stuff but costs a whole lot more.
You can also time your bowel movements, have intercourse in between them.
I also don't do full enemas since they bring the stuff that isn't well formed yet from deep in the intestine, I only use a few ounces of water to dislodge stuff and repeat 3-4 times until its clean.
I am very sorry you have to go through this :( If it makes you feel any better, I feel your embarrassment. I have sweating issues. I sweat more than most people and pretty much no deodorant works for me. I've even tried prescription antiperspirant that burnt my armpits. It embarasses me greatly but isnt enough to be a medical condition.. so. You're not alone. Anyways! Back to you!
Did you know they make fiber pills?
NOW Psyllium Husk 500 mg,500 Capsules https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013OW2KS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_484OCb6K8BRPB
I bought those a month ago and I've been taking 6 a day. 3 with lunch and 3 with dinner. It helps you poop and when you wipe, your butt is pretty much already clean. You do have to drink a bottle of water with them though or risk constipation. For me, I just take the pills and down the water as fast as I can. I HATE drinking water but these pills make me drink more than ever.
Some tips that have helped me drink more water: invest in a 32oz water bottle. When you wake up, down a standard size (16oz) bottle of water. When you're at work, drink a full 32oz bottle of water. After work, drink another standard size bottle of water. Drink more if you can but if not, this should be plenty to sustain your body. I drink flavored water in my 32oz bottle at work to encourage me even more.
Also, have you heard of PooPourri? I haven't used it, but maybe you should look into it! I've heard nothing but rave reviews. You spray it into the toilet before you go and then after you flush, it makes the room smell amazing.
Psyllium husk--here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Foods-Psyllium-Husk-500mg-Capsules/dp/B0013OW2KS/
Even better than an enema (and safer/healthier) are fiber tablets like these. If you take these things consistently you'll be much cleaner down there. The fiber binds together your poo so you can evacuate it more easily when you go #2 without leaving any residue behind. Trust me, it works.
Take about a dozen Psyllium fiber pills before you eat. Seriously. Your poop will be much harder and leave (hopefully) zero acidic residue on your posterior. http://www.amazon.com/Foods-Psyllium-Husk-500mg-Capsules/dp/B0013OW2KS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1427815071&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=psyllium+pills
I buy the generic stuff too. It's totally fine.
These are the ones I get. 500 caps for the price of 240 caps of metamucil at the drug store. Free shipping if you have prime / live in the US, etc. Hope this helps.
Hey there, I found relief for this annoying eating every 3 hours merry go round so I thought I’d check back in....I ordered these fiber pills from Amazon as suggested from my doctor after complaining to her about the whole situation, explaining my diet and also (this may be TMI) complaining a bit about side effects from taking my daily migraine preventives (little stomach aches in mornings).
I NO LONGER have to eat every 3 hours and eat when I am hungry like a normal person as long as I take 3 pills with each meal with a nice big glass of water. It has become such a relief to not be constantly worried and stressed about eating all the time!!
Hijacking because this is the top comment. My wife went from grudgingly occasionally allowing anal, to demanding it, begging for it, wanting to be butt fucked nearly ever time we have sex. The biggest change was the lube we used, after years of using cheap grocery store (like KY) and cheap Adam and Eve junk we finally found a great lube that works. Sliquid Sassy this stuff is amazing, water based so it's safe for condoms and toys, glycerine free so it won't get sticky, and it washes away pretty easily.
Other than the HUGE improvement that the lube made, I would suggest good digestive care, use a Fiber supplement Psyllium Husk is easy and cheap if you don't mind fairly big pills.
Finally, butt hygene, we use a bidet in our home, it's weird at first but once you get used to it you will never want to go back to TP again. Wife also uses an enema bag to clean up before a full blown butt fuck session. I can't speak to that except to say that we have never experienced any "accidents" after she's used the enema.
Good luck, the wife is totally into butt stuff all the time and now has literal SCREAMING orgasms from it. Wishing the same to you!
If fiber isn't included in my total carb intake, I'm going to have a hard time bringing my total carbs down to 25g a day! :-(
Thanks for the husk advice - will something like this do?
You can get 70 at any local drug store, grocery store, walmart, basically anywhere. 99 is the only one I have to get on amazon.
Swan Isopropyl Alcohol, 99%, Pint, 16 OZ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001B5JT8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_b36DybD8A4PFY
eek. At least we haven't had the isopropyl scare for meth, but hope you don't need any over the counter asthma aids... can you'll be wheezing all the way to the doc in the US. Thanks, I was legit curious!
From looking at the link, looks like it's meant for cleaning cuts/scrapes (which still seems like scented would be bad but that's just cause I'm allergic, I guess some would like it).
I get stuff like (just a super quick amazon search... in grocery stores it's usually less than $1 US): https://www.amazon.com/Swan-Isopropyl-Alcohol-99%25-Pint/dp/B001B5JT8C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1468054106&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=100+percent+isopropyl+alcohol
That's the same one I bought! Except mine came with just one bottle. ;o
probably. you're looking for isopropyl alcohol 99%
Definitely available on Amazon, if you can't find it locally.
Uhh I just get it at the grocery store its on amazon though if that helps or doesn't? I've never used anything else to compare it to. Its works well for me and I just use like regular salt in a ziplock baggy for bowls/pipes. Hasn't done me wrong yet.
Swan Isopropyl Alcohol, 99%, Pint, 16 OZ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001B5JT8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_wkxoxbZY69RYW
here you go
You can't get 100% because distilling ethanol and water can't get below 99%. You need to add benzene and once distilled it needs to be kept in an air free container or stored below -20C. Manufacturers won't go through that effort outside of a specific demand.
absolutely not. however this would work http://www.amazon.com/Swan-Isopropyl-Alcohol-99%25-Pint/dp/B001B5JT8C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1408837407&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=rubbing+alcohol.
If you want to kill them this will do it.
Well I just found it on amazon. 99% But I don't know what stores.
It's definitely not ideal. It might work in a pinch, but depending on what it's made of, and the additives, it may do more harm than good. That said, I've cleaned contacts with vodka before, so you never really know.
What you really want is this. It's $6.50 with prime shipping included, and the exact right product.
Here's some 99% for your side of the Atlantic.
Not many places (in my experience) have higher than 95% in stock, but you can get it on Amazon if nowhere near you carries it, or if you are too lazy to call around and go get it.
99% iso is best if you can get it. Amazon sells it for pretty cheap here for future reference haha
That's not even a good deal, or am I missing something? If you are using it to clean pipes or make hash 99% is so much better. Only like $6.50 on amazon.
Isopropyl Alcohol, its pure alchol with a bitterant to make it taste even worse just in case its swallowed.
Used for sterilizing wounds and in our case, cleaning electronics as its a very poor conductor of electricity and evaporates entirely. leaving no residue behind.
You can find it at almost every drug store, grocery store, or major retailer.
No you don't need a PC guy they will rip you off and probably charge you more than the entire CPU is worth in 2016.
Then just use kitchen roll with the alcohol on to wipe away the old stuff
Yep, you can find isopropyl alcohol easily online or at any drug store. You don't need any special brand or something:
Some use sponge pieces too but its OK, anything around you will do as long as it don't leave any residue on socket.
Hope this helps,
99% or nothing
heres an Amazon link however, it is MUCH cheaper to purchase from any pharmacy or grocery store. It's in the first aid section
dunno tbh i never bothered cuz i didn't want breathe in/deal with whatever else was in it and i found pure 99% isopropyl and food-grade lanolin oil.
Isopropyl alcohol - amazon $6.63 per pint.
If there are any local paint stores that cater to professional painters (structures, not art) , they might carry iso in larger containers at a lower price.
You may also look for tape head cleaning fluid at radioshack. It's anhydrous isopropyl alcohol last I checked.
99% isopropyl is $7/pint on amazon in the US: http://smile.amazon.com/Swan-Isopropyl-Alcohol-99-Pint/dp/B001B5JT8C?sa-no-redirect=1
Here is the mobile version of your link
I think you may have used the wrong ISO Heet. IIRC the red one has additives in it for diesel engines. You need pretty much just pure Isopropyl alcohol.
91% is typically sold at Rite Aid and CVS (these store are in the Northeast US)
I purchase 99% to clean my glass off of Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001B5JT8C/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=A3KB7XYG03LIW1
I found this instead which is cheaper but only 99%, will that work just as well?
This is the one I got and here is a larger one.
Here's a RAW joint roller:
They also have one that's 110mm
This probably wouldn’t work for dry papers but they do make really cheap machines just for that. They come in many different sizes for typically under $10. It’s the only way I can roll lol
RAW 79 mm 1 1/4 Hemp Plastic Cigarette Rolling Machine https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002CNE9H8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Vf0nDbMJ06HET
Just get a cigarette roller. They are cheap, easy to use, and roll a perfect joint every time.
Trade-Ctore RAW 79 mm 1 1/4 Hemp Plastic Cigarette Rolling Machine https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002CNE9H8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_vMdEzbS3HPJF6
Just get a roller.
Bought mine for like 5 bucks from a corner store.
I would advise you to pick up a Raw rolling machine and your own bud. Pre rolls can be made with shitty floor weed much like fake cigars are.
Not saying they all are, but some definitely are made with crap quality and its much easier to make pinners with that machine.
If you smoke regularly then I recommend you get this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002CNE9H8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_sqlqzb3NDCH8J. Buy some Elements King size Papers and a pack of tips. You'll save a lot of money!
I use a grinder. The buds don't break up enough for me when I do it by hand. Use a RAW rolling machine to roll joints. They burn a lot better that way because I can't roll a joint on my own to save my life. Lol
Maybe try one of these little rollers if you want to start rolling your own. Takes about a minute to make a perfect rollie without a fuss... I like to pack mine extra tight so they go out if I don't keep puffin.
you can also just get filters and papers, and use a rolling machine: https://www.amazon.com/RAW-Plastic-Cigarette-Rolling-Machine/dp/B002CNE9H8/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=rolling+machine&qid=1558931853&s=gateway&sr=8-3 put the filter in at one end and put the flower in the rest...
Amazon has them for less than $5, and my local tobacco shop has them for less than $3. Amazon Raw Rolling Machine
You should get a joint/cigarette roller like this one . It’s great for shaky hands because it does all the work for you. They are also cheap. One of these would help you so much!
Idk about blunts, but I do know joints.
For joints, the #1 mistake that I've learned not to make is to roll it/pack it too tightly. If you roll it or pack it too tightly, that joint will be running like a mf. It took some time for me to feel what is an overly packed joint.
Basically, if you squeeze it and it doesn't budge nearly at all from how tight it is, it will start running.
To avoid this problem, I do this: After I roll the joint, I twist 1 end. If I feel that it is too tight, I start rolling the joint in my fingers to loosen it, it's okay if a little weed falls out. It is kind of difficult for me to describe when a joint is not overly packed/too tightly rolled but also not "loose" either.
Again, basically if your joint is so tight that it feels like a candle stick and will not "give" when you squeeze it, you need to do the loosening technique. An under-packed joint should be obvious as weed will be able to slide up and down the joint.
Here is the joint roller that I use. It took some practice to learn how to roll good joints that weren't too tight or too skinny, but once I learned how to roll joints well with this, I never rolled by hand again.
That's cool, no judgement. But a rolling machine like this one. https://www.amazon.com/RAW-Plastic-Cigarette-Rolling-Machine/dp/B002CNE9H8/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=rolling+machine&amp;qid=1572918887&amp;sr=8-1
A pack of papers and a Glass crutch are minimal effort for a much more powerful and cheaper experience. https://www.amazon.com/Premium-Rolling-Genuine-Cigarette-Straight/dp/B07BMXR6GC/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=Glass+Cigarette+Rolling+Filter+Tips&amp;qid=1572918993&amp;sr=8-3
The smallest amount of effort will afford you a better experience, that's all I wish to point out.
I can't stress how awesome the automatic cigarette rollers are. They are 5 bucks, and worth their weight in gold.
it takes about 2 minutes to learn how to use it.
every joint you roll is perfect, cylindrical, tight, same diameter of a cigarette. and because they are so perfect, they look a lot more like a cigarette.
edit: here is the one i have
I cheat and use a cigarette rolling machine, like this:
Plus the tips they have in the "frequently bought together". Perfect cylinders every time, no burnt fingers or lips.
Maybe buy a grinder and a vape. Or even cheaper, a grinder and a rolling machine like this
Those cheap little rolling machines really work.
Example ----> www.amazon.com/79mm-Plastic-Cigarette-Rolling-Machine/dp/B002CNE9H8
Try a rolling machine (Amazon). I've given up on hand rolling. Honestly even the rolling machine was a pain in the ass for me to get right (took me like 20 attempts after watching a REALLY simple youtube video) but eventually I got it right.
The thing I figured out was that the herb needs to be somewhat dense for it to roll right. I only like to smoke a little at a time so I didn't want to fill the entire joint.
I fixed that by cutting a piece of a plastic drinking straw and stuffing it with rolled up filters. I put the straw at one end of the roller, and the (actual) filter at the other, that way I can pack herb into the open area tightly without using too much.
Now that the herb is packed in nice and tight, I roll it up, seal it, and kind of pinch the straw out of the joint and twist it up. They come out a little pathetic looking but who gives a shit? They smoke really nice and it's the perfect amount.
If you're interested I can take a few pictures to illustrate what I mean about the straw.
It always takes awhile for me, never could roll a decent one quick.. I picked this up a few years ago. Perfect every time. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002CNE9H8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_OAXPwbAFVSDAH
I've never used them. If you're not familiar with hand rolling I recommend this like thing.
Don't try to overstuff it and you'll make perfect little cigarettes. Use 1.25 papers.
if you're gonna get one i recommend getting tips. helps keep the grass in and lets you burn all the tree without leaving a roach. you can get bigger ones too and package deals with all of it. also remember to roll towards you and not away.
Not really. The stuff you're thinking of putting in it is typically more moist and doesnt pack as well in a machine of this caliber. Save the $70 bucks and maybe go with something like this instead.
Although hand rollies still work better i think.
These are not bad: http://www.amazon.com/Emergen-C-Electro-Mix-Lemon-Lime-30-count/dp/B002HWRY5S.
Emergen-C Electro Mix is a great electrolyte. Just add to water and be done.
The first week for me was horrible. I started a new job, the new job was very busy so I didn't have time to eat... thus was crazy hungry but really trying to stay on track. Plus I felt crappy and was really spacey. Not good for a new job. Oh and when I exercised my legs felt like they had cement on them. It gets better.
ELECTROMIX! Great to throw in water. https://www.amazon.com/EMERGEN-C-ELECTRO-MIX-Lemon-Lime-4-2/dp/B002HWRY5S
I focus on Potassium, Magnesium and Sodium.
EmergenC Electro Mix (sugar free) has Magnesium and Potassium
Natural Calm (Magnesium) (Stevia) (whoa, is Stevia Keto? I can't remember.) (I bought natural calm before keto to help me with Restless Leg Syndrome.)
I figure I get sodium in all the salt I put on my food (Himalayan Pink.)
Potassium-from my research (I can send one more link, I don't have time right now) it seems like we basically can't get enough potassium.. so go nuts. We would need like 40 cups of spinach a day or something.. crazy.
I've used these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002HWRY5S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_CmXuDbBTBJ40E
while on keto before. It's 10 calories, but that shouldn't end your fast by any means. It also doesn't have sodium, so you'd need to add some salt. I wouldn't pay more than $15 for any electrolyte mix.
Emergen-C Electro Mix Lemon is one of the best things out there.
I just followed the suggestions in the FAQ, so I went out and bought the highest does of Magnesium supplements I could find. The FAQ suggests Potassium Sulfate or Potassium Chloride, but I unfortunately could only find Potassium Gluconate, which is what I use. But if you can find what they list in the FAQ, i'd go with that. Something about the suffix "gluco-" doesn't seem keto-friendly to me. I also bought Benefiber to keep myself regular, and I use salt liberally. And I take a multi-vitamin. A cup of chicken broth was all I needed for the one headache I got in my first 2 weeks.
Emergen-C makes a supplement powder called Electro-Mix that makes a lemon-lime, sports drink type thing with electrolytes. Full disclosure, though: it tastes kind of yucky, IMO. It doesn't have enough flavor to really stand on its own, so it just tastes like you're drinking water that is "off." I'm thinking of adding lime juice, or maybe putting it in seltzer water to see if it tastes better.
This is what worked for me! Obviously every body is different, but I think it's a good place to start! Good luck!
Try electro mix supplements - over 400mg per packet and no carbs
I had this same problem when I started time before last. Turns out, keto in the beginning makes me have an upset stomach, and then I get in this awful cycle of upset stomachs because my stomach is irritated. I've taken to taking chewing pepto until my stomach calms down.
As for the weakness, I was having the same problem too. I was pitiful. Then I started drinking these once or twice a day, and I feel great! No sign whatsoever of Keto Flu. Seriously. I cannot stress this enough. These packets are marvellous.
LyteShow seems to be a little expensive (I looked on amazon). I think my favorite electrolyte go-to would be this: http://www.amazon.com/EMERGEN-C-ELECTRO-MIX-Lemon-Lime-4-2/dp/B002HWRY5S/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1415343741&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=electro+c
It's way cheaper, and it's one packet per LITER of water, plus for each packet you get more electrolytes than each serving from the LyteShow which is also 3 times more expensive per electro c box. The Electro mix also is sweetened with Stevia, has no carbs, and tastes wonderful. I'm a stickler for quality, and I am surprised how wonderful it really is. I have it on auto pay on amazon for 2 boxes per month.
I use these mainly on days that I work out for the electrolyte replenishment but they could probably work on a regular basis, too, to help with potassium. It's not a HUGE amount of potassium but it's another way to get it besides a salt substitute.
Hydralyte does have sugar, just less than Gatorade.
As I understand it, Vitamin C and glucose use the same receptor on the cell so they will compete, and so in a high-glucose environment you may need to consume more Vitamin C. I guess it depends on how much of this stuff you're drinking.
You might look for a better electrolyte source. I use this stuff. (Note: it's not the tastiest thing in the world.)
I mix two of these: http://www.amazon.com/EMERGEN-C-ELECTRO-MIX-Lemon-Lime-4-2/dp/B002HWRY5S/ref=pd_bia_nav_t_1?ie=UTF8&amp;refRID=0ZWS3PPVR78PPCF95RAT, with a kool-aid package, 2 spoons of stevia (which is made to measure like sugar) and 2 liters of water. Its a easy way to get on the right track. You can also try mixing some NoSalt with your food.
This is really sounds like an electrolyte issue. If electrolytes are off, water and macro changes won't do much. I use Morton's Lite Salt on everything (it's half sodium salt and half potassium salt). Buy it at your supermarket, it's usually right near the regular salt, but in a smaller container. I also drink Electromix drink packets for potassium and magnesium - I buy those at Whole Foods or you can get them online. Finally, I also take magnesium malate capsules. With that regimen, I get no cramps and have never had any keto flu and feel great.
If you're still twitching, my money is on your electrolytes still being way too low. I aim to get at least 1000-1500 mg of extra potassium a day above what I get from diet. I also aim to get 300-600 extra mg of magnesium. And, salt what you eat.
Congrats! Try these for the ion deficiency problem (stevia, no carbs): EMERGEN-C ELECTRO MIX Lemon-Lime, 30 ct, 4.2 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002HWRY5S/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_H5U3wbHKM9PRV
My go to are the Emergen-C electrolyte packets, they're relatively inexpensive and while they may not taste amazing a packet will make a liter and they don't have all the sugar that gatorade has.
Edit: Or if I'm planning ahead I'll grab a coconut water or two.
Emergen-C makes a mix.
I found this but it has 10 calories so i guess it would break the fast
Also, muscle flutters/twitches, aching hands/feet and later on heart flutters and arrhythmia.
Headaches that don't go away with tylenol/ibuprofen or migraine meds are more common than actual migraines, but are also one of the first signs of sodium deficiency.
I like these packets: They're cheapest if you buy the 5-box quantity, but even $0.20 a packet isn't too terrible since it tastes nice and has zero carbs. http://www.amazon.com/EMERGEN-C-ELECTRO-MIX-Lemon-Lime-4-2/dp/B002HWRY5S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1421521222&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=electro+mix
Electro Mix and salt in his food should take care of this.
This is my same routine and I felt like I was having the same issue, especially while working out. My legs felt so fatigued and heavy. I started drinking a glass of Electro Mix before working out and it has helped a lot. It's only 10 calories per packet so it should not kick you out of your fast. Even if supplements aren't for you, make sure your electrolytes are in check.
What kind of powder can we buy that has the proper electrolyte balance, and isn't loaded with sugar. I like electro-mix when I work out, but I'm wondering if there is anything better.
I take Alacer Electro Mix.
if your sweating at work you should add something like Alacer Electro Mix to at least 2 bottles a night.
Someone recommend this one: http://www.amazon.com/Emergen-C-Electro-Mix-30-count/dp/B002HWRY5S/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1335381599&amp;sr=1-1-catcorr
Its got zero carb, mine is in the mail right so I'm looking forward to test it. I think Hammer makes a low carb electrolyte blend too,
You can find Natural Calm on Amazon, for sure. It's a powder.
ElectroMix should be near Emergen-C stuff. But you can probably order it from Amazon, too, that might be the easiest way:
Some people were mentioning that electromix had been re-formulated and now has sugar, so make sure to double-check the label before buying or taking!
In the OP I mentioned I'm also taking Electro Mix which does contain other electrolytes. Here's a link to the product if you're interested in checking it out: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002HWRY5S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I've supplemented with Magnesium / Potassium in the past but have found that Electro Mix + salt water works for me. I also have electrolyte capsules that I carry with me but have rarely had to use them.
I know that Vitamin D is fat-soluble, but haven't really dug into researching whether or not it's completely useless to take while fasting. If it has even a fraction of the benefit it normally has I'd consider it worth it and if not, oh well I wasted a few bucks. I'll take it just in case though.
I just drink one these electro mixes mixed into my water each day. It makes it really easy and convenient. I leave a box at home and one at work.
If I get a really bad headache, I pop one of these Potassium supplements and it goes away in about 10 minutes.