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Posted by The Human Torch on 19 November 2014 - 12:49 AM
Posted by Tank on 28 December 2018 - 06:54 PM
My second movie, first theatrical release came out, as did the first TV show I worked on.
I paid off almost all my debt.
I secured two big deals that have booked me work through 2019.
And I asked my gf of 8 years to marry me. (But I havent told my family so if we're friends on FB don't say anything).
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Posted by Lucas1138 on 14 November 2017 - 08:12 AM
I got engaged to my girlfriend Megan on Sunday!
I met Megan when we were short on girls on night at soccer and one of my friends brought her to sub (at the field pictured). I immediately had a crush on her and finally worked up the courage to ask her out several months later. We've spent a LOT of time at that stadium over the years, and she played collegiately there, so it was a fitting venue for the big day.
Even though I haven't talked too much about my girlfriend on here, it still wouldn't feel quite right if I didn't let my Nightly family know about my big news. I've known (in varying degrees) many of you since I was like thirteen years old for cryin' out loud. I've got relationships on here that far outdistance some that I have offline. I think I read it on here once, or maybe it was elsewhere, but I've adopted saying it - there's no such thing as "internet friends," that's an unnecessary qualifier.
edit: I have no idea why the last one uploaded upside down It is most definitely not upside down anywhere else.
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Posted by Odine on 24 September 2019 - 07:14 AM
Speaking of babies shooting out (yeah right) , my wife gave birth to our son yesterday. I'm the highest on life I've ever been right now. I've probably had about 5 hours sleep in the last 48 but I feel amazing. My wife is all good and recovering amazingly. What a trip.
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Posted by Jacen123 on 27 June 2019 - 10:00 PM
Speaking of love threads, I'm getting married on Saturday!
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Posted by The Choc on 01 March 2016 - 06:38 PM
It would be awesome if George Lucas came to this forum and just ripped the movie apart for 15+ years.
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Posted by Driver on 01 March 2016 - 01:50 PM
... that I sort of wrote. But I can't say the name of it because I'm not the credited writer... actually there were about 6 writers, but the WGA cuts you off after awhile. It wasn't my idea, or my story, or even my dialog, I was purely a doctor on this one where they had two different scripts about a month out from shooting (no really, that happens) and I was the guy who figured out how to put them together.
So those original writers get the credit... but you know--
I got paid, got in the union, and got to live in LONDON
for a month next door to where Star Wars was filming. It HAS
had a pretty big impact on my life since doing it. Work hasn't FALLEN
by the wayside for me.
I wouldn't go saying it's a great movie, but if you like cheesy one-liners, f-bombs, ridiculous action and things exploding whilst your brain checks out-- you might like it.
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Posted by Brando on 09 January 2016 - 12:58 PM
My big stressor is gone. I had applied for a job that I completely forgot about. They called me this week, I did a phone interview and got to meet with the hiring managers today. After the interview, they asked me to stick around while they talked. The came back offering me a better job than the one I had applied for, and $15,000 a year more than I make now, along with working 8-4:15 Monday-Friday. And my commute is going from 45 minutes down to 15 minutes. So I could work an hour over each day and still get home 2 hours earlier than my current job.
I accepted it on the spot.
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Posted by Metropolis on 21 December 2015 - 08:11 AM
I don't want Snoke to be Plagueis either, but I would love to see Driver's reaction if it is.
I love that this bothers Driver so much.
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Posted by Driver on 30 June 2015 - 07:23 PM
Call me crazy, but I don't go into threads until I'm ready to talk about something that's been released if I don't want to be spoiled.
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Posted by Brando on 19 May 2015 - 10:27 AM
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Posted by Lucas1138 on 18 September 2014 - 08:24 PM
I'll put the TL;DR version up front: I've lost weight!
So my senior year of undergrad and first year of law school saw me balloon up in weight. I was pretty much sedentary, would eat out of boredom, all that jazz which generally leads to "not weighing what you used to." I had always been pretty fit, and active, right up until the point where I wasn't then it went down hill in a hurry. I've got pretty broad shoulders which helped, uh, shoulder the weight for a while but eventually not even that helped. I peaked out at around 230 probably (and look even heavier than that in some pictures). The hardest thing wasn't accepting that I was heavy (though I tried to fool myself for a while), it was finding the consistent motivation to do something about it.
A friend of mine has a full gym in his parents basement that he, his dad, and his brother-in-law all work out in 5-6 days a week. It really is a full gym, there isn't really an exercise that you could want to do that they don't have the means to do it. A friend of ours lost a ton of weight a couple years ago by working out with them, so I finally decided to get up and do something.
Late last August I started working out with them. I had always been athletic and fit, but I was at such a point where I could barely do anything. When we did pushups it wasn't just that I had to go to my knees, they would get behind me and basically spot me on even a few push-ups. This was sad, frustrating, and a whole host of other things. But they stuck with me, so I stuck with them. My eating was a huge problem, I probably had something close to an addiction to fast food and pop. For the first several months I basically cut both of those things out of my diet completely (I might have something every couple of weeks or so). At the law school we had a soda fountain that we could basically use for free refills all day long, so I was drinking a ton of pop throughout the day, and hardly any water... ever.
The moment I knew I had their support and they would help me achieve whatever goal I set was at lunch time on day #2. My buddy texted me to ask if I was sore from the day before (God, yes) and more importantly; to remind me to not get pop with lunch. He remembered me mentioning the pop thing and thought to text me. That always stuck with me.
Anyway, we basically just did weight training 5-6 days a week for a few months. Then about February or March we started to incorporate cardio 2 days a week (high intensity interval training, none of that psycho "running long distances" crap) to go along with the weights. We've continued on with that up until a few weeks ago when we started the new P90X3 (which is amazing, by the way). For the last 2+ months we've been biking 15-25 miles 4 mornings a week.
The weight training was obviously only part of the battle. I did change my diet quite significantly (at least for the first 4-5 months... I'm a backsliding heathen now that I know my "limits" lol). I used MyFitnessPal to track everything I ate throughout the day and I can't tell you what a help that was. I don't use that quite as often anymore since I basically eat the same things and know what my portions are- except for when I know I need to take my diet seriously then I'll start tracking for a couple weeks or whatever. I'm drinking damn near a gallon of water a day; which has helped me with the near constant headaches I used to get that I now know were from dehydration.
This family is just a joy to be around. The guy that I'm friends with is one of 10 siblings. The dad is an awesome guy who stays young by constantly being around his kids and whoever his kids drag into the house. They're truly great people, and it only takes about 15 minutes with them before you realize that. They've gone on vacation a couple of times in the last year and have left me with a house key so I could still get in and work out. They've been so good to me and I've tried my very best to let them know.
The day I started I weighed in at 225. This morning I weighed 176. I feel as good as I ever have before. I'm incredibly proud of the work I've put into this and the payoff.
So, I feel bad about such blatant self promotion but here's my defense to that: I deserve to be proud damn it! And if you've fought for something (whether it's losing weight, quitting smoking, or anything else you've had to commit to) then you do too! You'd be surprised at how supportive people are if you just tell them what it is you're working toward.
Part two of that defense is that I seriously am not sure I could have found the motivation to finally get back into shape and commit to working out if it weren't for the "success story" of my other buddy working out in the basement gym or seeing so many friends on instagram posting those cheesy encouraging posts about their own or others' weight loss. So if you need the reassurance that you can do it; trust me when I say: You CAN do it!
There's no better feeling than stepping on the scale and almost every day seeing that "Yep, I'm still moving in the right direction" or "Wow, I haven't weighed that for x-amount-of-time!" And you pretty much never stop saying those things. The thrill doesn't wear off!
These were two of my "call to action" pictures. Now, they're absolutely terrible pictures and I'd like to think that the angle is bad, and... stuff. But the subject wasn't looking so hot, either lol.
Birthday dinner (September) 2013
Random night out, December 2013
IU law school's "Barristers Ball," March 2014
At a concert in Indy, June 2014
Another concert, August 2014
Okay I went to a few concerts this summer, okay? August 2014
My best friend's wedding, a few weeks ago.
Last night, Birthday dinner 2014
edit: Oh and... this is what I look like, if we're not facebook friends and you haven't ever seen a picture I've posted on NN before lol
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Posted by Driver on 27 June 2014 - 11:44 AM
Pro-tip: here's how you manage that situation:
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Posted by Good God a Bear on 16 February 2013 - 09:23 PM
90lb weight loss. Worked like hell (and it also helped I got off some damn medication that is known for weight gain).
In 2008 in New Orleans
Last year at the beach
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Posted by Guest on 18 November 2018 - 01:23 PM
My 1 year anniversary is coming up and...I have lost 90 lbs this year. If you count the year before, it's 120 lbs.
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Posted by Driver on 28 January 2017 - 12:19 AM
Kathleen Kennedy is the Antichrist.
Dude, enough. That's a ****ty thing to say about somebody who has worked her ass off for decades. She's produced every classic Speilberg ever made. We get it, you're mad about the EU. Is there a way for you to be part of these conversations and contribute without using every single post to say the same thing?
I say this as a friend, it's tired. Stop it. Your opinion is valid, but you're not having a conversation a lot of the time, you're just trolling over and over.
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Posted by Jacen123 on 10 October 2016 - 10:41 PM
I just got through the department level for tenure and promotion. Now, I just need the process through the rest of the university to go smoothly, too.
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Posted by Darth Krawlie on 10 October 2016 - 08:32 PM
It's not much to brag about but it's something. Bragging feels uncomfortable anyway. I'm not doing this thread right.
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Posted by Guest on 28 July 2015 - 08:07 AM
Hey Spam, Pong, and Odine, I just got the call last evening (on my way to see the band Rush in concert, no less) that I got the job I really wanted out of the lot of jobs I applied for earlier this month, prior to the lay off. I start Friday, even!
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Posted by IMericka on 12 February 2013 - 09:55 AM
here we go!
June 2010 - It haunts me.
Seriously, I found this picture totally terrifying. I look like I'm literally suffocating inside my own body. It's hard to look at even now.
I had a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy 5 months later. I'll spare the gory details unless anyone actually wants to hear them.
Anyway. I spent the next year or so pretty much hiding, and finding unique ways to keep my old pants from falling down during the weird rapid-shrinkage months where people worry that you have cancer.
Almost 100 lbs and 1 year later: May 2011 - Mid-laugh is always (not) flattering.
Up until this point it is near-impossible to get me to take a group picture. It's kindof sad how many events it looks like I never even attended.
Takes about another year for me to agree to this: August 2012 - Standing alongside my hot friends.
A few months later: visiting Nikki (ignig) in Chicago
My travel albums are no longer pictures of empty landmarks and OTHER people. By the way-- Nikki is one of the most beautiful people on the planet. I highly recommend spending a good amount of time with her.
And now we arrive here: New Years Eve 2013
Obviously, I'm still not thin. I'm not sure I ever WILL be, honestly. I come from a family of Amazons... and while that used to be an excuse, it's more a point of acceptance now. I still see that first picture when I look in the mirror and that's rough... but even though I still would LIKE to be thinner/taller/whatever, I don't hate myself anymore.
So yeah... there's all that. I've grown up on Nightly... and now you guys know me even better than before. Hopefully that's a good thing.
Rock-- this was totally scary, but it's worth doing. Thanks for posting this thread <3
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