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  1. egg_fried_rice

    The dieting thread

    Thanks for the info. Were you also resistance training on the 1800 a day? My daily intake is about 1700 which works for me, but leaves me feeling fatigued during exercise like I said before. Maybe I should try upping the intake on those days. I've also read MFP dramatically overestimates calories burned from exercise, did you have any issues with that? After a difficult first couple of weeks, I actually find the discipline required for the whole process quite rewarding.
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    Serhat Tasdemir

    Yes and yes.
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    The dieting thread

    Preach, brother. How tall are you and what are your daily calorie goals? I've been going down the MFP route too since march and have lost over a stone so far from the exact same starting weight as you. Unfortunately a couple of long standing injuries mean the exercise isn't what it used to be, although I finally saw a consultant about my knee this morning and am going for an MRI. Aim to sort the wrist out next then hopefully I can get back to the gym. How do you get on with exercising on a calorie deficit? I seem to get fatigued noticeably more quickly compared with when I'm eating 'normally'.
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    Mahrez to Man City shock

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    Let's have a TV shows thread.

    Started watching Wild Wild Country on Netflix last night, a documentary series about a new age cult who relocated to rural Oregon. Only one ep in, but it's definitely got me interested and I can see myself binging it before the week is out.
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    How Was Your Day?

    Feeling good today. Went to my first volunteer meeting for a charity I recently joined yesterday evening, have got a massage scheduled in for my Friday evening (living the rock n roll lifestyle), and meeting up with the boys for beers and curreh tomorrow. Debating whether or not to watch the England game as it's highly likely to ruin my mood.
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    Let's have a films thread.

    It being a man in a suit is not a spoiler, rather how they realised the character on screen, if that makes sense. I think you're talking at cross purposes.
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    Let's have a films thread.

    I got to see it in the end as my local cinema brought it back after the Oscar nod. I thought it was great, and the two leads were superb. Stayed with me for a few days after which is usually a good sign. To get a bit wanky it seemed like an exploration of the patriarchy to me but I think its enjoyable regardless of whether you buy into all that - the trademark PTA atmosphere, unsettling black humour, and brilliant score, not to mention costume design. I'm not sure he'll ever top There Will Be Blood though - what a film. Do you think it really will be DDL last film?
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    West Brom post match thread 4-1

    Good lord West Brom are muck. Absolutely limping out the league.
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    Thanks for your thoughts. Yeah, that whole affirmation approach seems a bit daft to me. What you write about in terms of 'surrendering' rings true with the concepts of noticing and 'non-judgemental awareness' which are prevalent in mindfulness. I think understanding and accepting the concept is very different from intuitively feeling that way, and it's that disconnect that I find quite frustrating. I suppose I didn't get this way overnight, so I need to have a bit more patience (and compassion!) with myself. Your file doesn't sound daft at all, I bet it gave you a nice fillip when you dug it out!
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    Have you got any advice on this point? I've had counselling and medication to varying success and feel in a relatively good place right now - it sort of feels the baton has been passed back to me and it's up to me to run with it, and that increasing my feelings of self worth is key. A lot of my inner dialogue revolves around feelings of 'less than' or 'not enough'. Mindfulness meditation has been super helpful in identifying and observing it (although I've let that slip and, inevitably, give myself a hard time about it ) but I don't really know how to start thinking about myself in a different way. If you've ever seen the BoJack Horseman episode 'stupid piece of shit', then that is pretty much me on a bad day. Recommended to all in this thread btw if you've not seen it. How do you challenge those entrenched views about yourself, and begin to have a bit more self compassion?
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    Let's have a films thread.

    I would say Shape of Water & Get Out were both better than average films but not exceptional. Shape of Water isn't even GDT's best film imo. Same goes for Three Billboards although that was probably my favourite of the three. Seem to have missed Phantom Thread at my local cinemas which I'm a bit gutted about as Paul Thomas Anderson is one of my favourite directors and There Will be Blood one of my favourite films - anyone seen this one?
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    Let's have a TV shows thread.

    Same, and I enjoyed it more than Mindhunter. Got a fair way in to Altered Carbon but might give up on it. The aesthetics are great, but it is pretty silly and has some clunky writing at times.
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    What Game Are You Playing At The Moment ?

    Also recommend Frozen Wilds - bit more challenging than some of the main quests too. After getting Platinum on Horizon a couple of weeks back, I played through The Last Of Us remaster having missed it when it first came out. Really excellent storytelling, got me hyped for the sequel. Now I'm playing the The Talos Principle - entertaining first person puzzler with seemingly similar themes to the titles above. Wanted something to break things up a bit before I launch into Witcher 3 for the first time which I can see being an absolute time sink... Having said that, Ratchet & Clank does look like fun!
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    Man City Away Match Thread

    I thought Drag was decent enough when he first played for us, but I think he's getting better with each game. If we can get him in for <£20m then it's a no brainer really.