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goobster  ·  223 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 10, 2018

Keto Diet

Still in the romance stage with the new diet. Losing weight. Eating well. Feeling sated. Pants are looser. The scale says I'm down 10lbs so far this year. (A pound a day!)

I don't expect it to go on like this for ever, but I am enjoying it very much right now.

Fallout 4

I spend all my spare time playing Fallout 4. I'm at level 31 and just joined the Brotherhood of Steel, but still can't even build a cooking area or armor workbench because I'm not a "Level 2" something or other.

I have no idea how the points/ranking/skills system works. But every time I level-up I get one more Perk point to stick into gun skills or agility, and I soldier on.

I think I'll like Fallout 4 much more when I understand it better.

For now, I just like making sure all my little communities have happy little workers, and enough food, water, and defense, to keep them above a 60 in Happiness. (Whatever that means.)

Forza Horizon 3

Bought my XBox One S with Forza Horizon 3 - the Hot Wheels Edition because I was REALLY jazzed to play a driving game that is based on Hot Wheels... but Forza doesn't work on my XBox for some reason. The graphics rendering is all fucked up. I can hear the game playing in the background, but the screen is just random polygons flashing on and off constantly.

Both Forza and Microsoft support have completely ignored all of my request for help.

Meh. Like I care. I have Fallout.

FirebrandRoaring  ·  222 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    (A pound a day!)

That seems pretty freaking dangerous.

    but still can't even build a cooking area or armor workbench because I'm not a "Level 2" something or other.

If I recall correctly, you need to upgrade your settlement by installing basic necessities and then some.

If your PC can handle it, modding the game is an intense but fun experience. So many things to choose from!

goobster  ·  222 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The rate of weight loss isn't a problem, at this point. I'm still taking in plenty of calories, and the early losses will not be indicative of losses over time. It'll stabilize to a reasonable pace once the "easy" sources of fuel have been exhausted.

As far as Fallout goes, it's on the XBox One S. Which is flaky enough. I don't want to mod it and make it even more flaky.

So... my settlements have a couple of measures of vitality, including Food, Water, Defense, Beds, etc. I got all that taken care of. So then I saw I could install a "Trader Stand". But I needed to be a Level 2 Community Organizer, or some shit, before I could build it. And Community Organizer is not something I can put my experience points in to, and can't seem to find any way to level up in the game, so... ah fuck it... time to kill another Behemoth.

Dala  ·  220 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The community organizer thing should be somewhere in your skill/perk tree, IIRC - it's been a minute since I have messed with FO4, I am currently enjoying a playthrough of New Vegas. I recall there being some sort of prerequisite to get it, but I can't remember what exactly it was - a certain score in a SPECIAL Attribute or another skill or perk or something? Possibly a certain level of barter skill?

I like the idea of settlement building but found the implementation a bit lacking. I have heard that you can now build vaults and I did get the season pass so I can get that but just haven't bothered to load the game up in awhile.

OftenBen  ·  220 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I like the idea of settlement building but found the implementation a bit lacking.

My specific complaint, building up a settlement doesn't actually DO anything.

I can be as detailed and thorough about my defenses as I like and they will still get overrun if I don't stop by personally every time they are attacked.

'I left you with four fuck-hueg robot guardians, all equipped with rockets and multi-lasers, enough turrets to make the german fortifications at Normandy look like chicken wire and rent-a-cops, and you STILL need my help? You guys don't deserve to live.'

blackbootz  ·  222 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's awesome news about the diet! After experimenting with keto and seeing what it did for my body composition and energy, I fell in love. I don't currently diet, but on my good days, my shopping and eating habits conform to the low carbohydrate, adequate protein, and gobs of fat recommendations of keto.

Not to imply that you need to do anything more than what you're already doing, but I found that minimal strength training (twice a week, 2 hours total) and sprinting (once a week, <15 minutes) pushed my energy levels and satisfaction with my lifestyle into cloud nine. Granted, I enjoy the low background sore feeling that comes with strength training, so my cloud nine is slightly atypical.

Nonetheless, good on ya.

goobster  ·  222 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks! I have a stationary exercise bike that I will be starting to use for low-impact cardio next week. Watch "Big Bang Theory" and pedal.

Once I get down maybe 20lbs, I should be able to bring in regular yoga, which I am SUPER jazzed about.

OftenBen  ·  222 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Pro-tip, combine that bike with your xbox.

OftenBen  ·  222 days ago  ·  link  ·  

When you can keep to keto it will reward you handsomely.

How much charcuterie have you been eating? When I was going hard on keto, I would buy a party sized deli tray about once every two weeks and tell myself I was eating healthy as I stuffed myself with capocollo.

goobster  ·  222 days ago  ·  link  ·  

ROFL!! Great idea! Charcuterie!

Mostly I have been grilling a big steak, cubing it up, and using it in salads throughout the week. And grating cheese on the salads. And using vinegar and oil dressings.


OftenBen  ·  222 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Where are you getting your fat from other than olive oil?

Avocados with that steak are your friend.

Also, have you experienced any symptoms of what people call 'keto flu' at all?

psychoticmilkman  ·  223 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Love the Keto Diet. Good luck, I need to get my head out of my ass and get back to it.

I'm sad for you that Horizon 3 isn't working for you, it's one of my favorite games. In a couple months some games (Horizon for sure) are getting 4k updates. It still won't run 4k on an Xbox One S, but I hope the update fixes it for you. It's a really well made game.