HIATUS STATUS

I’M BACK BITCHES

 

CAPTAINS LOG,  STAR-DATE 2013.220 :

I’ve tried to get back to the blog grind but I have had a lot on my plate and something just made me walk away from the computer before finishing every time. I had to root down and focus on essentials for a while but I’m ready to give it another focused go again. I’m really exited to see participation going on without me good job peoples!. Now let’s see how many post I can pop out before anything major prevents future work from getting done in a timely manner. Perhaps with your help I’ll get em’ all done and  together we can change the world! I’m sending this post out instead of one of the many 90% finished ones that some of you may be waiting. I’m doing this in order to ” burn my boats” and get started and hold myself to another go without editing getting in the way. I can drop a captain’s log and flush without feeling the need to get it perfect ya’ know what I mean.

Alot has transpired in the past few months, One of my brothers ended up in a coma ( he’s out ), another one mauled by a pack of rez dogs and had to get like 20 stitches in the face in order to keep from developing a serious penchant for menacingly saying ” Why Sooo.. Serious ??” If that wasn’t enough due to uncontrollable circumstances I almost lost my life’s work and myself in the process. A lot of stuff I cant even get into right now piled on top of  all that. I even had to cancel a few weeks of REZFIT. Whoa! It’s been a real rough road but what doesn’t kill ya only makes you stronger…right?

Don’t feel bad like I ditched ya, I didn’t even call my momma in months because I simply couldn’t. She was about to send  my brothers out looking for me in the bush again. lol sorry Ma! I answered like 4 emails in 4 months and for the most part I was only in front of a computer a handful of times. I’ll have to explain all that in a post on rooting down soon enough.

anyhoo I have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT that I’ll be droppin’ so stay tuned and just understand if I don’t have time to answer any emails or comments for a little while,I’m workin’ hard elsewhere. I’ll barely get to the posts keep with me it’ll go better the more you get involved. I’ll get to everything when I can and I always keep my word, it’s just late sometimes. Like my friends say, There’s being on indian time and then there’s chief time. I’ve been working on something really important for all of you out there on this planet, lets do it epic mode!

I’ll be updating the status of all of the ROKSOLID projects and upgrading the Ransom and maybe hitting the comments up a bit and maybe throw up a fat pic for all the naysayers.

Peace

 

135 Responses to “HIATUS STATUS”

  1. Cody says:

    Glad you’re back, Chief!

    Looking forward to the new articles.

    • CHIEF says:

      going to work on one in the hot tub tonight ( its crazy hot I’m making a cold tub out of the outdoor one for the time being)

  2. Bryan says:

    Welcome back! We’ve missed you man!

  3. Bob Dean Metal Dude says:

    When an old friend of mine said 10 minutes he meant 2 hours. You say 2 days it might mean a year. Hey that’s cool…We’re all still hangin and learnin from what you’ve already written. Glad you’ve posted something. I also hope you and your family have better times ahead.

    My RSS stuff got messed up for a little bit there, and I haven’t shared it yet but I moved! Same city yada yada, but I moved. Out of the house with the black cloud over it. For those of you that have read some things I’ve posted about where I used to live. One more stepping stone in controlling stress. Make a change people. You know what you can’t stand. Don’t stand for it anymore.

    • Graham says:

      Way to fucking go man, that can’t of been an easy thing to do. Let us know how things go from here.

    • CHIEF says:

      Good job bob you’ve made a huge stride in the right direction.

    • mike d says:

      i’m torn over whether to be happy for you or upset that you even had to make that choice. i’ve had to let friends go because they were becoming shitty people, but your mom’s situation is a life or death one. i guess she isn’t going to do well either way because she won’t or can’t do it herself, and dragging you down in life isn’t cool. that’s pretty rough, man. you been doing ok with it? i can’t imagine it was easy.

      • Bob Dean Metal Dude says:

        I posted this a long time ago but the website was down and it didn’t work so I saved it. This was in response to mike d and everyone else asking me how the move was and how my mom is doing etc…

        Over the years I’ve developed a gift to sort of dull things in my mind. A lot of what I’ve delt with has become the norm. I think that if anything this could only ever help my mom to change, and couldn’t’ make things any worse for her, or us.

        My uncle who is a retard is living with her at the moment. He is holding the fort. He likes things clean, not the most ambitious but not entirely lazy either. He doesn’t work either and likes pain killers so they’ll be great together…lawl..

        I’ve seen my mom has bought some stuff for herself like clothes but also a lot of other nonsense (she’s always been that way, bipolar impulse dumb shit, best description hahaha)

        As for my brother and I? Shiiit, we got it made in the shade compared to the other joint. Everything smells better, toilets are clean, fridge and kitchen is clean, I bought a new bed (I sleep like a king in a queen but not long enough nah mean rofl) It put a hole in my wallet, but so does all the food I eat, and now so does our rent. But sometimes less money is worth just having a less stressful environment. Been eating at home more to save money too so that’s healthy. Waitin for a raise so I can eat at more restaurants with my girlfriend again…hahah jk..but seriously though..where’s my raise… =)

        I am just like Graham, I’m never leaving this website alone. I really reaaally appreciate all of the kind words too. Thanks everyone. A new article sounds badass too Chief!

  4. Graham says:

    Really glad to see your still alive and kicking Chief, good to have you back. Sorry to hear about your brothers though, I hope they’re doing ok. How’s Fatass to Badass going?

    • CHIEF says:

      I’ll be updating the documentary status this week.
      My brothers are doing much better. The one that got mauled wasn’t allowed to work on our projects for weeks due to infection risks. The one in the coma was a big collaborator as well. Ended up dropping everything because it was pretty much like I got my legs chopped off. I tried to hit the blog up from the hospital but i just couldn’t finish a sentence man. Thanks for still being here.

      • Graham says:

        You had me from the buffet post (wouldn’t mind seeing pictures of more buffet food, even though I feel bad when I see them because I can only manage about 2 small plates.) This seemed like the only place in the world that was talking the same language as me about health, I’m never leaving man, haha.

  5. mike d says:

    wow, wasnt expecting this. fuckin a, man.

  6. mike d says:

    too busy getting set up in a new country, learning chinese, and expanding upon the clues you have given to be a doubter 😉

    • CHIEF says:

      I’m teasin mike, if you have a goal to learn chinese this’ll be a piece of cake in comparison. as each piece of the puzzle come into play the previous pieces become clearer.

      • mike d says:

        i know you were, damn internet haha. i actually don’t look at how hard something is anymore, just if i want to do it and what i need to do to accomplish it. anywho, i’m clearly doing just fine (started losing weight. took 2 years. about time). YOU need more support than i at the moment. shit, bob, too. i’ll continue to do my best to back your blog as thanks, but one of these days i’d like to thank you in person.

  7. Deb says:

    The one and only Cheif!!! Sorry to hear about your bros, glad they are healing. I have missed you but figured you were in the. Woods again c
    Can’t wait to see what’s next for you!
    Love deb

  8. John says:

    What up son! Chief glad to see you back and that things are improving. Looking forward to moving forward.

  9. FranzW says:

    I’m exited 🙂

    To be honest, I really though you dropped this blog in favor of perhaps more fruitful projects.

    I’ll be happy to support and participate! I got plenty of free time in the coming months as I just finished university and am going to travel with my sister in Europe, staying at organic farms.

    • CHIEF says:

      I’ll never completely drop this blog project. I might slow down on it or temporarily hold off on it in favor of more productive projects but if it gets as popular as I’d like it to be and therefore helps more people than I can with other projects I’ll drop the other projects in a heartbeat.

      Thanks for being there and definitely share the experiences on the organic farms.

    • mike d says:

      Franz, is what you are talking about WOOFing, or something similar to it? I would love to know more about what you are doing.

      • FranzW says:

        Yep, wwoofing. Lat summer I stayed at a farm in Austria, and I really liked the experience. This time I’m going to Poland first, in september. I will probably stay at farms until january/february.

        From what I’ve seen, the choice of farms is very diverse. I try to look for traditional farms with good, hearty traditional meals; and with openminded, kind people. Despite that a lot of farms have people with weird or extrme practicies, there are still plenty of good options for me :).

        • mike d says:

          how does the whole language thing work? do you know polish and im not aware, or do farms list what languages they can speak? poland is of interest to me.

          • FranzW says:

            I only have a polish surname. But my sister just did a polish language course and speaks it okish. We also speak german pretty well, and that is a pretty common language in Poland.

            It is not necessary to speak the language though. In the farm description they say which languages they speak. Usually English is one of them.

      • mike d says:

        thats good to hear because i intend on trying it myself in 2 years.

  10. Graham says:

    Hey guys, I think I asked this question a long time ago but seeing as Chief is back I’d like to get his opinion. How drastically do your body fat storage patterns change when recovering from calorie restriction and being stressed, (what your body needs to get fat in most cases,) versus when your eating enough and relaxed enough to be in a healthy state so that the weight starts coming off. I’m just wondering how drastically the storage patterns vary in the 2 different states. Cheers.

    • CHIEF says:

      when the weight is going on due stress it will be primarily in the upper gut area for a guy. when the body gets to a “normal” state the distribution will follow your typical gene patterns that exist in your family. This can be thwarted though say for instance you sit on your ass all day for your job ( i’ll get into this in more detail later) Ever see a guy in a wheel chair with ripped arms and chubby legs? Don’t be surprised if you have a flabby butt that doesn’t run in your family. We were not made to exert force on our asses 8 hours straight.

      • Graham says:

        Interesting, I ask because I’ve seen pictures of hunter gatherer tribes on the net and based on the description of their lifestyles I’ve started to see correlations that make sense in my mind. They didn’t have any of the usual fat storage around the middle or any signs of visceral fat and that definitely fits with my idea of providing enough fuel for the body to function optimally and making sure that you are mentally being honest with yourself and meeting your own wants and needs so that that fuel goes into body function, not just storage because of a survival mechanism, if that makes sense. The pictures I’ve seen showed that they were muscular, not the massive kind but muscular for the amount of work they did when hunting in a week (which was in the 15-20 hours territory on the high end, and they retired at 25 so it dropped even lower then, but the musculature didn’t) but they were also incredibly lean with full on six packs and all that stuff that most would think impossible without some form of calorie restriction. I’ll post some pictures if you want, and I’ll see if I can find the details about the lifestyle, it was something that I felt should definitely be brought to the table about discussions of weight and health in my opinion because most of what I read really fit in with my ideas about weight and health and with what I’ve read of yours.

        • CHIEF says:

          yes if the muscle is there and you feed it it will remain as long as it meets its need nutritionally speaking does not cause a hinderance to the body, ( for instance being way to much for daily needs) provided the cause of obesity does not intervene and cause fat gain as well as muscle loss. if they are smaller in stature a full on six pack would be pretty easy to keep up.

          • Graham says:

            When you say stature are you referring to their height or their build, cause yeah, they look pretty small on both fronts, although it’s hard to gauge from a picture their actual size. Looking at those pictures and the lifestyle description makes me wonder how much body fat a typical human body under normal healthy circumstances will store, although pretty much everything about that is subjective. However, if heightened senses, an improved immune system and an energetic, carefree attitude, are the results of a more hunter gatherer based mindset, then I would definitely want to get as close to that as possible, as it sounds like the polar opposite of the state most people I see are in. And to top it all off, they seem to look better the healthier they get, again, the reverse of most people’s reality of health, getting more unhealthy the better they look.

            • CHIEF says:

              yes small in height and total weight this is why so many of them have poppin abs, If I were among them full time I doubt I ever would but I certainly would remain fat-proof.

              your observation are correct “real” health and looking good do go hand in hand. looking good without real health is short lived.
              the problem is most people approach the look part first thinking the less fat they have the healthier they will be. Looking good is a result of being healthy both physically and mentally as well as environmentally.
              not being fat is a whole other thing that is not directly related to health. It is related but not a direct connection. You can be fat and healthy but the healthier you are the better you will look. youthful attractive traits are enhanced with health even when you are fat.

              Geting everything include health in order makes one fat proof and at that point it is very difficult like the fisherman you mentioned to become obese.

              As far as the hunter gatherer part, It’s not so much the mindset is different it’s the same exact human mind not being forced to think about things it isn’t equipped to deal with so constantly and unwillingly.

              • Graham says:

                Does height really make that much difference? I’ve seen at least one example on the internet who is around 6ft and has a full 6 pack with excellent health and no effort to get it, (he mentioned going to a buffet and eating 6-7 plates of food, it’s why I remember it.) I guess taller people just have more bodyfat on them in general because of the extra height, but I struggle to think it would make certain ends of the spectrum of human physicality impossible, though it definitely is a factor.

                I think people are subconsciously drawn to take notice of their appearance first and foremost because our society places no importance on an individual’s feelings and needs, but there is no ignoring the fact that your unhealthy even if your ability to recognise your bodies signals is shot, if your body is showing the physical signs like obesity. It means that people still have something to go on to try and address the issues making them unwell, but they have completely wrong information to try to address things meaning it usually gets worse on all fronts. And I definitely agree healthy people look better at any weight than those who are unhealthy, I can personally attest to that from my own experience with weight loss.

                • Graham says:

                  Oh, and by mindset I didn’t mean to imply just changing the way you perceive your current circumstances, I mean learning to be honest with your own thoughts and feelings and dropping all the shit that you shouldn’t be dealing with and making your own circumstances. I think this is the hardest piece of the puzzle for most people to fix, it certainly is for me.

                • mike d says:

                  i agree, graham. as far as hard, try approaching is from a “what will happen if I do X?” point of view. Look at it like an experiment, and minimize if not outright detach any feelings from it. at that point, focus on your effort levels rather than the success/failure mindset that so many people seem to adopt as a way to justify what you are doing. I don’t know about you, but when I can answer the “am I trying as hard as I can?” question with a yes, it’s really hard for other people’s negative (or even positive) words affect me in a way that stresses me out because well, damn it, i’m trying as hard as i can, what the fuck more do you want from me? “What do you mean as hard as you can?” my definition of that is; the point right before i get frustrated and don’t want to deal with it anymore. if i ever go that far, which does still happen, i instantly correct myself as best i can.

                  • Graham says:

                    Yeah, I’ve been viewing my life as an experiment for the past 3 or so years and have been fiddling with variables and seeing what happens, but the thing that’s been hard is that the things I need to do, I’m not yet willing to do to improve myself, I seem to accept the level of stress and awkwardness at the moment because until it gets worse, I’m not willing to do anything about it and upset the status quo around me. I need to learn to validate myself first and foremost before anything else I think, life can’t be anything other than stressful and painful for anyone if they don’t.

                    And as for things being hard, I don’t really judge myself by how hard I’m trying funny enough, even though I don’t judge myself by success/failure either. I’ve been moving towards letting things be intuitive for the past year, if I for some reason can’t be bothered to do something or things crop up that make me unmotivated to do it, I just let it be, i clearly am not interested enough to worry about it enough to change it, so I should leave it until I don’t have to exert concious effort to change it, but rather naturally correct these issues by just being subconsciously drawn to do so.

                    The thing I’m experimenting with at the moment because it’s cropped up so many times, is the fact that by merely observing the world around me instead of fully embracing and interacting with it, it behaves differently, so I’ve started to validate whatever stresses and feelings I feel and act on them when I feel them (as best as I can,) things have been positive so far, people have started to treat me with a different kind of respect whereas before it was like being treated like a misbehaving child all the time, I guess people would mistake my lack of emotional input for stupidity or immaturity, or something like that, I’m getting taken more seriously for just venting in what I would call a slightly immature manner when things piss me off.

                    Life is strange, but the thing I’ve learnt is, if one doesn’t put oneself in authority over their reality and take control of their lives, no one else fucking will, it’s not something that can be given by someone else. No one else can make you healthy, or thin, or rich or whatever other goals we may be pursuing, it has to come from the individual, and just effort doesn’t do it either, if it did, I think most of us would still be calorie restricting.

                  • mike d says:

                    as far as validating, that is precisely why i ask myself “am i trying as hard as i can?”, to give me the confidence to say, “no” to criticisms.

                    yea, i’ve noticed that if you let people “walk over you” they treat you poorly until you start showing signs that you do have boundaries. that is when i found that the people who most often did not align with how i want to shape my reality exited pretty quick. some of them were friends who were completely wrong about their take on things (they were and are unhappy people with low confidence, so as i started to better define what i’m looking for, they became increasingly critical despite the fact that i was clearly outpacing them in the happiness department), and being a person who valued friends very much at the time, it wasn’t the easiest thing for me to do.

                    having a purpose/goal for living is crucial, and looks to be very important to chief’s approach. no wonder. i highly suggest you keep working towards finding many things you are trying to achieve! what sort of things have you been “taking a stand on” as of late, if you will?

                    • Graham says:

                      Feeling that you’re right is pivotal in being able to conduct your life in a manner you like, and the reason I don’t use if I’m trying my hardest as a factor to back me up is because conducting your life in the manner you feel is best shouldn’t ever be a question. I personally feel that I need to get to the stage where I feel so rock solid in my own beliefs that it never needs justifying to anyone or thing, especially to myself.

                      The reason why there is hesitation in correcting my life is because going as far as just getting pissy and venting how I feel in an immature (it wasn’t really immature in fairness, but it wasn’t my normal behaviour) manner has given me the most respect from the world around me that I’ve ever seen, and because I’m used to using my brain and not my feelings as a way of living my life , I struggle to believe that I could live my life like that and get what I want, but it certainly looks more true than thinking and being rational and technical about everything because being rational and technical has made lots of people feel a very deeply felt hatred for me and everything I do with them. I’m certain it’s because if I’m not doing things from an emotionally honest place, it doesn’t feel legit, and there is a shallowness to what I’m doing, which can be corrected by expressing honestly how I feel. What I’ve found is that thoughts can lie to us because of our upbringing and our environment and they are not reliable enough because of this to truly be honest enough to change our lives in the ways we would like.

                      Dunno how much detail I should go into but, being a gigging musician who gets fantastic praise from every audience I play too has told me that it really is just a lack of arrogance (I can’t say confidence, I’m very confident in my abilities) that means that I’m not gigging better places, more often, and for better money than what I do, because I don’t make it happen. It’s not about concious actions and making myself ring better venues or anything like that, but the subconscious way I behave that will attract circumstances that suit what I want more. Basically if I start being honest emotionally, the world around me changes in subtle ways and gets closer to what I would like to live like, the main example recently is we got ripped off again by a certain manager of a pub we played who in spite of the audience response thinks my band genuinely can’t play or sing (going as far as to apologise on facebook for the poor unprofessional performance) and I let the bar stuff fucking know what I thought they cut our pay (the manager ran off after telling them to cut our pay once we finished playing, again!) then I punched my pa speakers. After I said what happened on facebook, we got offered a much bigger, better gig by someone else. That’s never happened before, haha.

                      My main theory for health and well being is being honest with yourself and the world around you about what you feel, and getting good at hearing what your body is telling you about what’s going on around you. If you do that and learn to care only about the things that actually concern you, you won’t have any worries health wise or even aesthetically as that’s how most people seem to recognise there is something amiss in their lives. My theories are getting confirmed in everything I do even though I’m not where I want to be yet personally.

                      Hope that makes sense. Hehe.

                • CHIEF says:

                  small framed tall people would be the exception.(lanky tall guys) taller/larger frames always makes a huge difference. wide shoulders are a thing to look for as an indicator amongst taller people.

                  • Graham says:

                    Cool, very interesting stuff man, at some point I’m going to have to find a way to go into the wild and live like that for a while, don’t think there’s anywhere in the UK to try it like that though. Only problem is human social interaction makes a massive difference to people’s health from what I’ve observed, so it would be a fucked up experiment to see if a hunter gatherer lifestyle would improve my health with a factor that big taken out of the picture.

                    Good to have you back and answering questions by the way man, nice to have some one else to confer with about this who really knows his stuff. How’s your weight progressing for fatass to badass by the way, back in the badass category yet?

                  • mike d says:

                    there must be a reason chief disappears into the woods by himself every now and then. so, short term benefits, but long term drawbacks? sounds like a good way to reset, or “root down”.

  11. mike d says:

    chief, what is your opinion on “detox symptoms”?

    im asking because as of late ive been going through a cycle that goes something like this; i feel better than ever. then i feel more relaxed and sleep a lot for a night or two before losing my appetite to anything but water and drier foods like crackers and bread. it is always the same general issues (headache, body aches, tounge swells, pee gets all weird). if i follow my bodies signals enough but dont drink much water it turns into full on sick in a span of just a few hours, however this is corrected about as fast if i continue drinking more water. sometimes depression sets in for a couple days. after this all passes, i feel better than ever and tend to have lost a couple pounds.

    or is this just what happens when you get sick when your health is good?

    • CHIEF says:

      its not fully consistent for a long enough period your body is trying to balance but is overshooting and in the process causing something else to be unbalanced.
      this is most likely due to one of the critical body components not working 100% and not “pushing back” equally.

      • mike d says:

        how about having little to no hunger whatsoever, or a slowly decreasing appetite? my hunger has significantly decreased since i moved, and the past couple weeks i have almost no hunger at all. when i get “hungry” i just get a weak feeling. nothing but sugar or straight up salt taste any good, and salt is starting to lose it’s appeal. sugar tastes pretty good but then my tongue gets all nasty so that’s no good. any time i try to eat anything really substantial i get cold and it’s hard to think. i’m literally eating maybe 1k calories a day now, and that’s me forcing myself to eat more than I want. i’ve been concerned for a while but just figured it is part of what needs to happen. maybe it still is, but now i’m concerned.

        • CHIEF says:

          whats the weather like? and how is your body comp at the moment?

        • mike d says:

          the weather is consistently in the low to mid 30s (celcius) at the moment. when i first arrived it was in the low to mid 20s. humidity tends to be high. rainy day once a week on average. as far as body composition, without taking a picture the closest i could find was this dude’s picture on the left. except add 5-10lbs of squishy stomach and manboob fat;

          http://healthfitnessreviews.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/31day-before-after.jpg

          also, my body may have begun to answer my own question. i actually got hungry today after sleeping 10 hours and eating only an ice cream sandwich and cherry juice the day before.

          • mike d says:

            btw i figured out that my body really really wants fat. it’s weird, but a lot of the problems are almost gone now since i started going out of my way for it (and i really really have to here. Asian countries are so damn fat phobic, and the places i can get cheap fatty foods they use shitty oils). gained some weight back. more tummy fat, which i take as good news haha. i feel pretty relaxed. reminds me of a time back when i was 18, so that’s gotta be a good sign.

            • CHIEF says:

              cant find no coconuts ?

            • mike d says:

              they aren’t always on the shelves when i go shopping, they actually rotate stock here, which is a new experience for me. i’m hoping to find the oil, today. last time i checked all that i could find was expensive olive oil.

          • CHIEF says:

            I think you might be going below optimum level of calorie demands perhaps a little physical activity like swimming if its hot like that would be in order.

            • mike d says:

              i’ve always wondered how and what you use exercise for. i play dance dance revolution from time to time (swimming i don’t mind as well). i noticed my anxiety seems to act up for a day or two after words. i haven’t figured out what that’s all about. i guess i’ll keep experimenting with it. i’m assuming you specifically mentioned swimming for it’s cooling down effect?

              i’m still dealing with some weird sleeping patterns (been getting super tired at around 6pm, will wake up after about 4-5 hours, then fall asleep again sometime around 3am or so. or, if i force myself to stay awake until a specific time all week, i sleep 14+ hours like i did last night with me waking up a handful of times. this is definitely the best my sleep has been in many, many years, though.

              • CHIEF says:

                Yes I mentioned swimming for its cooling effect. It “steals” heat from your body and in the process creates a demand for calories. Overheating is a very likely and dangerous situation when one is in a very hot environment so the body cuts back on everything especially the metabolism because it creates heat as a byproduct. In tropical areas people naturally gravitate towards water for a reason. You lose heat to the environment at 10-14 the rate compared to ambient Air.

                As far as sleeping, are you waking up at the same time ? are you eating most of your calories at the same time ?

                • mike d says:

                  interesting. i’ve actually been reading into the benefits of ice baths lately. The nearest pool is too far at the moment, but I’ll try long cold showers to see if that helps. I know the one I took the other day seemed to help.

                  as far as meal timing and sleep timing, yes, there is a rhythm; during the week i wake up at 7:15, hit snooze for 5 minutes, then jump outta bed and do the morning thing. at lunch time lately i’ve been eating some small amount of food for lunch (largely because I’ve been getting that weak feeling. it’s definitely not hunger, or if it is it’s much different than what i’m used to). then at 5:30 i eat as much as i want if i don’t feel so tired i need to take a nap. then usually i want to take a nap, but don’t always.

                  during the weekend i sleep for as long as i possibly can (some times i set my alarm because i need to do something before a particular time, but i try to avoid that). then, when i wake up, particularly after a long sleep, i feel super hungry, but not for anything specific, and i tend to get full fast/food never really tastes that satisfying so i assume something else is going on. if it wasn’t for the whole no appetite thing i’d wait and see what happens, but every time I do that nothing seems to. then i’ll probably stay up super late becuase i can’t sleep, like 5am or something, and generally i’ll get hungry and eat something. lately i’ve been eating a lot of breads in hopes of just getting calories, but i just figured out today that’s definitely not helping me. for some reason white sugar tastes really, really good to me lately. tomorrow i’m buying a bad and going full force to see what happens.

                  i noticed i’m definitely losing muscle mass and the amount of body fat comparatively is getting worse, on top of a worsening mood. i’m not like, dying, but i will tell you it is frustrating when i make it a priority to relax. something is stressing me out and i can’t figure out what the poop it is. the mental side of things isn’t the greatest, sure, but i’m reacting worse to situations i was handling just fine a month or two ago, so i think something is up physically.

                  • CHIEF says:

                    I would suggest rocking the white sugar with some “bulk” at the same time such as the Soda pop in my buffet blast photos.

                  • mike d says:

                    see, i have been having a problem with liquid calories; when i drink as much as i want my insomnia gets really crazy. like, night fall hits and it’s impossible for me to relax before sunrise. my whole body is tense. also most days anything save for water or skim milk tastes bad, plus some other shit, so i just assume my body just isnt in the position at the moment to handle it. do think im missing something?

                  • mike d says:

                    thanks for the suggestion, btw. i will.

    • mike d says:

      is this a common reaction?

      • CHIEF says:

        common enough, I wouldnt say its the majority but a very large minority. maybe 1 in 5. heavy sugar or caffeine user in the past. exercise junky ? theres a few things it may be.

  12. Graham says:

    Hey Chief, question about stretch marks. My brother got them really bad when he went to university a couple of years ago (he started at 13 stone at 6ft 8 and went up to about 17 stone while there, he then went up to 21 stone when he came home) and the problem is that they sort of switched on again. I’ve really started to wonder how to solve this issue because i started getting them on my love handles after my weight stabilized a few months ago, (not sure how stable my weight is now though, seems stable judging by the mirror.) Have you ever dealt with them, and if you have how do you get them to stop. My brother has been eating everything in sight trying to get his health to sort itself, but the stretch marks came back after having stopped for about a year, so any advice would be very helpful. Cheers.

    • mike d says:

      no idea about stretch mark causes (according to what i’ve read “no one” knows, and they are not caused by stretching of the skin, merely associated with it), but i will say when i started losing weight i had some appear. very odd. i have also had them disappear.

      • Graham says:

        They are strange aren’t they, where did you get yours?

      • mike d says:

        i’ve had them appear on the inner thigh and my love handles closer to my back. (i don’t know if it’s because my mind is messing with me, but i can actually feel them). the thigh ones appeared months after my weight stabilized (which seem to be slowly disappearing), while the love handle ones were shortly after i lost some weight (they are very red).

        • Graham says:

          My brothers looked like someone cut him with a knife over most of his stomach and some of his armpits/arms they were so red. They’ve more or less healed to the point where you can’t see them now, so at least they do go away eventually. It fucked with my mind when I got mine (love handle area closer to the back on the sides, like yours,) but I recognised it as a wake up call to start treating the stress I feel as priority number one.

    • CHIEF says:

      once you ‘ve got them they are hard to get rid of. Its just the inability of the skin to keep up with the demands for elasticity during an increase in size. you can prevent them even if the person is pregnant. I’ve suggested to many pregger chicks to follow very simply guidelines. 1.) lots of nutrient dense easy to digest foods, especially fats, 2.) rub cocoa butter on the skin and 3.) allow time for the body to change size on its own terms.
      Lots of guys get them from muscles getting too big too fast especially with “the pump” aka glycogen uptake. I’ve got some on my bicep from hitting a bench press up after someone randomly asked how much can you do. I was sitting on my ass for a long time, never did any weight training at that point and I was eating a highly, I repeat highly experimental diet. lol

  13. mike d says:

    we are officially in chief time haha.

  14. FranzW says:

    I want to try and help people to improve their wellbeing, maybe I’ll like it. I will do it for free, but I do want to give it a good try.

    I just got a masters degree in health and social psychology. Furthermore, I have learned a lot from reading articles and books, from improving my own health, and by talking with experienced psychologists such as my parents. I think somewhere this year would be a good time to start with this, and I think it will help me understand the topic of wellbeing better.

    Perhaps people here can advice me on how to start, what to do, and what not to do.

    I was thinking about putting up some flyers at grocery stores, my university, sport centers etc. I would need a website/blog that people can go to. On this website I can have a well organized bunch of short articles about my ideas that I can update. So not really a blog, but an organized consise source of information were people can read up on my ideas.
    I could then offer help by email, skype and face-to-face conversations.

    Is this a good idea to start with?

  15. Graham says:

    Anyone else here gotten leaner the fatter they’ve gotten? I’ve put on lots of weight since I finished dieting but parts of me have gotten leaner looking with every pound (and either my scales are fucked or I’ve put on about 70-80 pounds.) My abs are way more pronounced than they were when I was at my lightest (they weren’t there at that weight) and I’m starting to see veins in my upper arms. Parts of me have definitely gotten chubbyish compared to my lowest weight, but I’m curious how common it is to get leaner in other areas as the weight increases. I haven’t exercised for about 8-9 months now either because I didn’t want to affect the weight gain process (my curiosity got the better of me,) this is why I’m surprised by how lean and muscular some parts of me look.

    • mike d says:

      you mean leaner while gaining weight? no, that did not happen to me, however once i got to a certain point my body fat percentage has roughly maintained itself in proportion to my lean body mass. but yea, it is entirely possible for that to happen. i’ve seen a few examples of people losing or maintaining body fat mass but the lean mass just goes through the roof. i’m sure all is well 🙂

      • Graham says:

        It must be as simple as lifestyle factors making me store fat primarily in very specific areas as well as some overall fat gain. Couple that with a lot of lean mass from the metabolism improvements and it explains the combo of my gut getting bigger and yet more defined. It just seems weird to say I’m getting leaner when my waistline is much bigger. Funny fucking game this health stuff, it fucks with your head, haha.

      • mike d says:

        oh yea, whatever it is you did, it is undoing itself. so, stress in, fat out. its possible that snce your genera health is improving, the genetic shit that determines where your fat is going is evening out, bu the specific stress you have been under could explain the weird parts of your body that fat is accumulating.

    • Tangela says:

      I want to send you an award for most helpful ineenrtt writer.

  16. Troy says:

    Good to have you back Chief. I’m happy I checked the site today.

    • CHIEF says:

      glad to see you sticking with me with all my trials and tribulation. Cody has a trial date coming up btw I’ll keep ya posted.

    • mike d says:

      damn, the Canadian court system moves as slow as the American’s haha. that’s awesome to hear there will be an update on that shitty situation. does it seems likely for him to be found guilty and pulled off the streets for a very long time?

      • CHIEF says:

        i think if he is proven guilty it’ll be another landmark case where the public really wants to see significant measures taken to prevent further losses. I know someone who knew one of the victims well and if the details of what was done to those girls gets out people will be outraged more than usual. It was quite horrendous.

  17. mike d says:

    has anyone here tried “floatation tanks” AKA isolation tanks? i stumbled across it and seems like a tremendous way to kill stress while still functioning in society. i found one near where i live and ill be giving it a shot potentially this month. the prices are comparable to getting a massage.

    • CHIEF says:

      It would be a good way to train your mind to focus on nothing which has benefits when you actually end up in a stressful situation but it would not be the same as Escaping the matrix for a prolonged period.
      It is very hard to trick your mind into thinking the Electric bill is no longer due in 3 days when your broke knowWatIm..sayin’.?

    • mike d says:

      I see. Well, I currently just trick myself to reduce the importance of money by accepting and being ok with the fact of sleeping on the streets as a potential means to an end. I have experimented with it a bit just to get the experience. I have not done the whole living in the woods thing (which is on my to do list. I’m really curious as to how the hell you were able to do it with just a knife). I’ll just assume its a step above in terms of positive impact. Interesting stuff.

  18. Bob Dean Metal Dude says:

    I always listen to Joe Rogan and he’s a fanatic about those. I do believe I have a sensory deprivation tank business not too far from me. But I haven’t done it yet. I want to. It freaks some people out cuz you get so far into your head. We can’t imagine how “nothing” feels cuz you don’t feel anything! It’s gotta be a trip. Especially if you’re smokin bud or on some psychedelics like shroomskies =)

    • mike d says:

      he is who i found out about them, actually. i was like, “Holy shit that’s an amazing way to unplug without having to do something crazy like live in the woods for a month”. I’m sure there are benefits to living in the woods, but for the average person I think this would be a great solution to that problem. I guess I’ll find out when I try it here in the next month or so. and i can only imagine something like weed or acid would make that really fun. i get anxiety whenever i do psychedelics, so i wonder what kind of affect that would have? i’ve had many awesome times just sitting in the shower with the lights turned off high.

      Thing about Pork that I’ve figured out lately; it makes my appetite go way down when I eat enough of it. I’ve noticed that in the past but never thought much of it. It takes a good couple days for it to come back, too. l wonder if that’s part of what Chief meant when he said it slows the system down.

      • franzw says:

        I’m currently volunteering at an organic farm, a nice family farm. I haven’t eating much pork for a long time, only eating small amount now and then (like a bit of salami), but this evening we had pork here, and now my stomach is upset. I’m burping and farting A LOT and I don’t feel so well. Might also be the mushrooms though, we picked some today and they wen’t into the sauce, didn’t really like them.
        However this seems pretty common for me, ever since I started paying attention to my reaction to pork I noticed that I feel a little nauseous when I have more than a bit.

        • CHIEF says:

          having a little versus alot can have recognizable effects, the really interesting thing is all the unrelated effects that can be seen after total avoidance…. 🙂

          • franzw says:

            I have totally avoided pork for close to a year. I don’t notice any big differences between total avoidance and a bit now and then. But perhaps that is because I still have a really stubborn chronic sinus infection which takes most of my attention.

            The sinus infection really sucks by the way, I feel like it gives me a lot of extra stress. I also feel like stress is the reason why I have trouble sleeping. I (think I) get stress mainly from my sinus infection; stress from dysfunctional thought patters I picked up during a time I was depressed, very tired and stressed; and stress from a discontentment with how I relate to life’s big questions; oh and a lack of sleep of course.
            Still making progress and I feel I’m getting close to a good balance, but damn I’m getting tired of this, it’s been a few years since I started trying.

          • mike d says:

            I think whatever is plaguing you stress wise is what is causing the sinus infection, not the other way around. Just what I’ve noticed about myself.

            yea, I haven’t really noticed too many positive benefits from complete avoidance of pork, it then again but of my life I avoided pork naturally because it made me feel sick. It was only after I did the zero carb thing did I really mind it.

            • CHIEF says:

              that is precisely what I mean when you said you feel sick eating it. After total avoidance, When you go back to it is when you notice the major difference not in it’s absence. I have seen some really weird phenomenon with pork reintroduction into diet. Now lethargy, nausea, diahrea weight loss haulting and compromised immune system are all pretty typical. Increased irritability, negativity, anxiety, chest pains, numb extremities, painful joints and the like are not even all that rare. It can get in to some ol’ quackery soundin’ shit when I tell people I’ve seen it associated with things as crazy as no longer being able to do chin ups and a 80 pound drop in weight on a bench press over night among a workout group of 5 people. They just chalked it up to an off day. They later found out bacon fat was a secret ingredient in the turkey gravy on thanksgiving the night before workout day which they all attended. Is this perfect evidence or even flawless scientific method? No but it’s very interesting that they all ate the same meal and were unaware they had eaten pork and normally avoid it due to my training methods. I’m sure some people reading this will either laugh or ” put it to the test” and not get exactly the same results and write it off but there is definitely alot of strange shit with the piggly wiggly and I wish I had the resources to study it extensively in a lab setting on some million dollar shit. I recently learned that pigs even have viruses in it’s DNA that get passed on automatically.

              • franzw says:

                Matt from 180 toyed with RBTI, a system that measures stuff in urine. They have their “ideal numbers” and they found that pork is the biggest offender getting the numbers further away from ideal and for longer that anything else.
                They cook mostly with lard here at the farm, I’m not gonna complain though. They dont use much fat and I already said that I wont eat pork anymore here because of the reaction I got/get from eating it.

                • franzw says:

                  Do you think lard is a big issue?

                  • CHIEF says:

                    I still need to study lard a bit more to see if there could be something there that makes it harmless. I avoid it but I may eventually put it in not a huge factor category like the weird piggish product they put in soft drinks to make the colors “float” properly which has been highly modified and no longer is pork. results not conclusive yet bro.

                    • franzw says:

                      I can study the effects of lard on myself a bit here. I think it might have a negative effect still. Yesterday they fried some stuff in lard, so I had a lot of it. I felt the same nausea I had after eating pork, just much weaker.
                      I found out that eating yogurt helps to settle my stomach a bit afterwards.

                    • CHIEF says:

                      Thanks for the input. I would love to get thousands of people sharing experiences on here to further collective knowledge. I don’t know if I wanna guinea pig myself to a pork rind eating competition. I mean’t I wanna look at it from a chemical composition side of things. I’m pretty sure it’s mostly triglycerides but is it unique in some way ? and does other things come along with the fat when it is rendered? I’m not familiar with the process of lard making. For the time being it has been easy enough to avoid everything pork related. Recently it has been becoming popular in cooking again and people are asking. I personally would like to know to get to the root of what it is about pork specifically that causes it’s effects but I gotta build a new lab first 🙂

                    • franzw says:

                      Yes, I’m also wondering what is it exactly that is causing the problems with pork. Probably multiple things. I have heard of several reasons. This is a good article on it:
                      http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2012/02/pork-did-leviticus-117-have-it-right/
                      http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2012/02/the-trouble-with-pork-part-2/
                      http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2012/02/the-trouble-with-pork-part-3-pathogens/

                      But I think there is more to it.

            • mike d says:

              I see. Yes, I can definitely tell when I’ve eaten pork after I’ve avoided it a while; even just a little bit usually. Things feel dreamlike. Its like I smoked some pot. When its flushing out of my system it does the same thing.
              is pork the only food that gets this strong of an “avoid” recommendation? I noticed you don’t seem to do much dairy, chief

              • CHIEF says:

                When I first started out I noticed avoiding a few key things got most people the best results : Pork, dairy, wheat, sugar, veggie oils,
                that mostly came from analyzing traditional diet and what has changed for my peeps to now have crazy diabetes and obesity. I have further studied it for a decade plus and came to the conclusion that they still are factors but in specific contexts.

                is it possible to be thin and eat pork sure and its also possible to do so eating motor oil sandwhiches I seen a skinny dude eating those on tv once it doesn’t mean either one will help you maintain a good life or prevent obesity.

                After getting to the root of it studying people I work with, Nowadays the only other thing that is tied for first place in terms of MUST AVOID is aspartale or any other made in a lab shit but in our current way of living aspartame is starting to pop up all over and that shit is no good. Everything else is subject to variables and depends on a case to case basis.

                Dairy I tell people to tread cautiously and if you are non-european I recommend treading extra cautiously at least experiment with not eating it to be sure it does not cause any issues. Along native american peeps even mixed with European about 95% have serious reasons to avoid it. cheese being less of an issue.

                wheat can be an issue for some but many of them can over come it with a stronger body. in a weakened state sugar can be the worst thing but in some cases it can be life saving and in most cases where the body is running optimally it can be eaten all the time without much worry.

                veggie oils is more in the long term prevention of issues category. Will one batch of french fries for the average person cause your metabolism to tank and make you a fat ass? … Nah …but it is a good idea to avoid em to maintain a strong body over the long term and keep it running optimally. In general I do but I don’t criticize friends for serving veggie oil salad dressing or avoid eating at their house because of it. It’s by far the smallest factor. I do however draw my line at pork and aspartame and consider it to be along the same lines as poisoning me and my friends now I would take offence to inviting me over for pulled pork sandwich…..and a diet pepsi!

                • Graham says:

                  I love talking about food, but I have to ask, how important do you guys feel that mental and environmental factors affect health and obesity, I personally think it far outranks by miles any other factor we could name.

                  I looked through pictures of myself when I was a pre-teen recently and I realised that I didn’t store any fat around the middle, it was completely flat, I looked like a skinny hunter gatherer, skinny but no obvious muscle, which I put down to not having much food, (we’re pretty poor, not poverty stricken but hardly ideal.) It’s led me to believe, that as long as your feeling safe and secure and confident subconsciously that you’ll get the food and whatever else your body needs, (whether you actually get it regularly or not) then you won’t have an issue with bodyfat or health. When I got to 14 I faced a lot of chronic stress that drastically changed my mindset and perception of the world around me and I’ve been flabby looking with fat focused around my waist and face ever since (even at 140 pounds) not to mention all the mental things like anxiety and fatigue and being as weak as a kitten, (I’ve got the pictures that directly correlate my stress with weight gain, and where on my body I gained it as well.)

                  I’ve got to admit, I don’t eat much pork, and the one time recently I had some I just didn’t like the taste very much, I didn’t have any major reactions to it, but then again it would be hard to notice on top of my usual background level of fatigue. As for dairy, old time strongmen ate fucking tons of it, but that type of dairy scarcely exists today due to the way we feed and raise our animals now, people seem really keen to cut out all the stuff you encounter in nature and even more keen to add all the crap in that they’ve invented themselves in spite of the fact that it blatantly makes people ill on a massive scale. The fact that stuff like aspartame is even a consideration to put into food, let alone considered a healthy version of sugar, really does say it all about the state of food in the world today.

                  • mike d says:

                    Food is the number one factor in my book, but not by much. Mental and environmental factors are pretty damn important. When the physical side of you gets pretty strong the mental side of things seems to appear to matter more because your body can handle pretty well all the stupidness you throw at it whereas when your body is running like shit you have little tolerance for that kind of stress.

                  • mike d says:

                    I don’t consider aspartame and other man made food additives food. There are enough problems with just plain food haha.

                    • CHIEF says:

                      i mention it because so many people tell me they are health conscious with a diet coke in hand 🙂

                    • mike d says:

                      Haha yea. Funny how someone will find it ok to drink a chemical before sugar. I get into arguments with my mom over it still. Don’t get us started on amalgam fillings (my mom is a dental hygenist) haha.

                • franzw says:

                  Ray Peat, a health researcher I like, recommend dairy and sugar. I personally have pretty strong sugar and milk cravings. Sugar relaxes me and helps me get in enough calories.
                  I dont really like cows milk, but goats milk works great for me. People can generally handle goats milk much better.

                  • CHIEF says:

                    I agree, sugar and dairy are pretty nourishing and in the right context the best thing to rock. Diary if you lack the enzyme is like eating plastic and your body just wants to eject it. I only tell people who have an issue with obesity to tread lightly. I’m lactose intolerant but I’ll still rock Ben and jerry’s 🙂

                    • Graham says:

                      I haven’t read much about lactose intolerance or that sort of thing seeing as I don’t suffer from it myself, (I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who suffers from it, so I’m starting to think it’s more of an American ailment,) but isn’t lactose intolerance to do with how the dairy products are treated and not an issue with the dairy itself. From what I’ve read, raw milk is completely digestible by those with lactose intolerance, it’s when it gets pasteurised and all of the good bacteria, (including those that help you digest lactose) get nuked in the process. Again, I haven’t studied it extensively, so please correct me if I’m wrong.

                    • mike d says:

                      Yea, that’s what I’ve read, too. I’ve had a chance to drink raw milk and its a world of difference. Its easier than drinking skim milk but with a better taste than conventional whole milk. I’m also not at all lactose intolerant and drink the stuff quite regularly. Been giving no milk another shot. No real difference. I will note that when I’ve gone a longish time without milk and I get really sleepy when I reintroduce it.

                    • mike d says:

                      I’ve decided I’m going to give no dairy (save for cheese) a shot for more than a week. I found cold turkey no dairy oddly hard to do after it approached a week, so I’ve been weening myself off it. I mention this because, as I’ve consumed less dairy (specifically milk and other more liquid dairy products. I’ll try no cheese later) I’ve found that when I consume it again my body reacts odd and I don’t feel so great. So, I’m thinking there is something to it.

                      not thinking as often has gone pretty good. Seem to be losing weight from it. Down to 200lbs. The only things that really seem to still be hanging around mentally is money and what others think of how I dress. That is mainly from me studying what is considered good fashion lately, though, and I’m well on my way to altering how i look at the situation.

                      with money, damn. I thought i had it pretty good. Not licked, but pretty damn good. Nope, I gotten right hook it in the jaw. My interest levels in bushcraft, or whatever you wanna call living off the land, shot way up as a mental cushion. I don’t mind fucking with money, but I have to be able to know that I am not dependent on it for the basics of living. Maaaybe that’s why chief does what he does with the woods.

            • franzw says:

              It’s a two way street, I think.

  19. mike d says:

    I realized today that the problems that I can’t seem to find a good explanation for may very well be due to the fact that I spend a large, large amount of my time analyzing. Like, my body is giving me feedback of cell concentrations being too high, and this is despite me drinking lots of water and not eating much. This is going to be really hard haha. I’m thinking lots of tv and videogames, especially movies and such.

    • franzw says:

      I think it’s possible to analyze your way through to the other end 😉

      Fighting against bad habits/ tendencies doesn’t work well for me anyway. I prefer to let is take it’s course unobstructed until its over, it helps if I just try to be aware of it without trying to do anything about it.

    • mike d says:

      Problem is I am very very good at forcing my body to ignore things it really likes. So, in order to find balance I have to go in the other extreme for a while in order to even be sensitive to what my body wants. I’ve become so entrenched in staying in the problem solving state of mind that I literally never take a moment to just stop. Lately I took some cold showers and by the second day I have this nasty headache so for the first times in years I was zoning out. I’ve been toying around with it and basically my symptoms get worse when I resume my normal habits and improve dramatically when I think of “nothing” for a good 10 minutes or so. I’ll see how far things will go, I guess. Hopefully I won’t realize I have another habit to correct. Its seriously been 2 years. Annoying.

      • franzw says:

        I hear ya, finding a good balance is a long and tiresome process.

      • mike d says:

        For a year-ish now I’ve kept a list of goals and how I’m going to accomplish them much like chief does on this blog, but I’ve found it gets me so focused lately that I lose my appetite (and muscle mass along with it) so I’ve thrown everything out. Obviously its a balance issue, which I thought I had pretty decently but clearly do not, so I’ve thrown out everything I had written down and am going goal-free and seeing what happens. So far, been getting super tired closer to a “normal” time (11pm past few nights) and hunger seems to be coming back slowly. I’ve also noticed my memory is getting better. The night I finally said absolutely no goals it was really freeing. I also notice any time I start back into that goal driven mindset my body immediately tenses up.

        I believe im finally taking a large dose of fukitol.

        • CHIEF says:

          lol It’s important that you Own the goals and the goals don’t own you. I had to drop all of mine because there wasn’t enough room on the plate with all of the fucked up shit goes down. The nice thing is you can pick them back up later and at least the CIV 2.0 stuff, the greenhouse and the park projects have moved along while I was taking care of family and dealing with bullshit. I’ll do a post on how I no longer let my goals consume me and instead make them go on “autopilot” and find strategies that work so they get accomplished even when I put little to no focus on them and can’t be hands on even.

        • mike d says:

          Sounds like you’ve been reading the Four Hour Work Week. Tim Ferris is a pretty cool guy.

          • CHIEF says:

            Nah, I think We came to similar conclusions but I’m not into the consumer culture or his entrepreneurial style. As a person he seems cool enough. I’m more the type to stop carrying a cel phone altogether instead of sending it to voicemail that tells a person to email a virtual assistant.
            I was talking more about finding other people with the same goal to count on to collaborate with. No matter how big the success the world is pretty lonely without meaningful relationships and when these relationships can work towards common goals it’s all the more badass.

        • mike d says:

          Also, what are you going to fill your time with if you aren’t working towards shit as much? The answer for me was friends and laughing. Been watching a lot of the red green show haha.

    • Bob Dean Metal Dude says:

      I was thinking the same thing =) lol

      • CHIEF says:

        as soon as the ransom demands are met, i will.

      • CHIEF says:

        I love Matt’s post. I think the big difference comes from all these people telling fat people what to do, never where fat in the first place or accidentally got unfat by starving from the inside and not knowing it by being on on a hardcore vegan diet or whatever. the difference here is someone doing it repeatedly, badass-edly and what would seem to the untrained eye using methods that others claim cause obesity and not wanting a penny for the discovery. (90+ % of us became or are currently fat for the same reason. our bodies want to be fat. Remove the reason and everyone gets unfat like a miracle pill everytime. Yep I’m cocksure style on that one it’s yet to not work.

      • mike d says:

        Can’t wait to see what the updated demands will be. Everything going ok, chief? Everything still kinda fucked up for ya?

        and bob, any update? Is your girl juicing your dick 2-3 times a day, if you know what I mean.

        • CHIEF says:

          Mom’s cancer is back, which is fucking with me, thinking I was out of the tunnel and into the light only to have more hospital stuff ahead of me.
          I’m setting up a new office as we speak to be able to work on the blog while I do CIV 2.0 related work.

          • franzw says:

            Sorry to hear that. My dad is also in pretty bad shape due to a genetic disorder that gave him severe liver damage, luckily his MRI scan showed no signs of cancer.

            I’m looking forward to any news on CIV 2.0, I’m interested to see what you have in mind there.

            • CHIEF says:

              Because of all the progress being made there, I was planning on putting a few posts up on Civ 2.0 stuff with some photos of some of the equipment being built and the unique communal design aspects. Recently an animator guy has gotten involved in the project and some 3 dimensional models of the technologies and architecture are being done up to be posted up on the blog in video form. we recently had a bunch of people come by to lend a hand getting some of the temporary structures up, organizing resources and clearing land and getting a high tech glass greenhouse started.
              I’m hoping to get some more living space done up so i can invite people from all over to come and be a part of it woofer style. free internet, free food, free electricity, free everything.

          • Graham says:

            I’m really sorry to hear that things are going badly in your life Chief. I really hope it gets better soon.

            I’ve gotta say, CIV 2.0 sounds fucking brilliant. How big a community are you talking about for testing it and how the hell are you going to implement it, you have to post updates about that. Do you have Scrooge McDuck levels of funding available to put into it or something?

            • CHIEF says:

              I’ve already started testing things on a smaller scale with my current living arrangements to work the bugs out of certain aspects. In the future of the official launch, I’m hoping to test with a minimum of of 12 families but everything is designed to be, universal, scalable and modular so it would be awesome to be more in the 1000 – 10,000 range of participants and completely feasible in those numbers. I have only set my bar low because I’m not sure the numbers I truly need will be ready to drop everything and participate without seeing a working model first. After its in action I believe it might just spread as a concept like an infection and maybe even change the world a little bit in the process.

            • mike d says:

              Well, I don’t know if I’m in the demographic you are looking for but by summer 2015 at the latest I’m planning on doing a month or so WWOOFing stint before moving to New York City, so if you want a body I would love to be apart of Civ 2.0

        • mike d says:

          I hope once the year ends so does all this bullshit.

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