Adam Birch
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Help a fat guy out.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregory L. Bolton Sep 21, 2013. 42 Replies

Hey guys, I've recently become interested in becoming healthier. Right now I am fat. Now, before puberty I was skinny, but once puberty hit, with no substantial change in lifestyle or eating habits,…Continue

The Time is Now and I am Ready

Started Jul 11, 2013 0 Replies

This website has been a huge kick in the ass for me in the best way I have to say. I wanted to share a little bit about myself, my personal history, and the lessons I have learned in the last few…Continue

Hello Everybody

Started Jul 9, 2013 0 Replies

I am a long time reader and appreciator of this website, but am a part of so many forum communities online that I never got around to joining this one. The catalyst for my joining is the announcement…Continue

 

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Gregory L. Bolton replied to Adam Birch's discussion Help a fat guy out.
"I'm 49 years old, I constantly went through the fitness ups and down struggles. Your best bet is to start off with the most simple routine you can find and do it 3 to 6 times a week. A simple workout after a warm up would be pushups, bodyweight…"
Sep 21, 2013
Jeremy replied to Adam Birch's discussion Help a fat guy out.
"I was fat, then got thin and in really good shape, then had liver problems and got fat again, and now I am working it back off. First off, you need to track everything you eat and drink.  EVERYTHING.  I use myfitnesspal's app on my…"
Aug 29, 2013
Native Son replied to Adam Birch's discussion Help a fat guy out.
"Unless there's a metabolic situation of some sort, fitness always works out to be "Eat better & less. Move more." My best weight was in college.  Owing to no budget and an oddly laid out campus, I was eating two modest…"
Aug 29, 2013
Miklos Hollender replied to Adam Birch's discussion Help a fat guy out.
"I just lift. It helps. It really does. But the problem is that most advice on the internet is written from the viewpoint of those who are very good at it, often not very good beginner advice. For example they are very much against machines. And in…"
Aug 29, 2013
Adam Birch replied to Chu Kim's discussion Brains, Brawn, or Bandsaw?
"They aren't useless. Normal people like you just won't feel the impact of their discoveries until ten-twenty-thirty maybe even a hundred years down the road. "
Aug 6, 2013
Adam Birch replied to Chu Kim's discussion Brains, Brawn, or Bandsaw?
"I think everybody has different leanings. I skew to the brain side of things. But I think what's really important for developing yourself as a person, is learning new things, going outside your own box. One of my friends just finished his…"
Aug 6, 2013
Adam Birch replied to Andrew Mousouris's discussion I can't ride a bike.
"Few learn to ride on the first go. I don't see why it would be much different for an adult learning than a child. I learned to ride at four years old. I fell again, and again, and again. Eventually I became very adept at riding. Like anything,…"
Aug 6, 2013
Adam Birch replied to Isaac Piercy's discussion For Dads: How do you save for your kid's college?
"Hey, I'm a freelance writer and I do a lot of articles on higher education. There is a lot of information out there that isn't very well known that can help people go to very high quality schools, for much less money than one might expect…"
Aug 5, 2013
Adam Birch replied to Eric B's discussion Help with silly argument
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Aug 5, 2013
Adam Birch replied to Eric B's discussion Help with silly argument
"This is the correct response. I have used similar responses before three or four times, it's good fun, if you make her laugh, you feel great even if she never calls. It shows her you can take rejection (if she is rejecting you) and it shows her…"
Aug 5, 2013
Adam Birch replied to Kannav Bhatia's discussion Really Stuck , Help !
"If you focus on making improvements in the right order, things will fall together more quickly. Find something you're interested in besides television and go do it. College gym doesn't have kickboxing? I bet a local gym does, or teaches…"
Aug 5, 2013
Adam Birch replied to Ajay Chahar's discussion Smoking
"Caffeine is a highly addictive drug and I personally think there's nothing manly or proper about being an addict.A lot of casual coffee drinkers drink far more than they admit to, and a lot of people that don't drink coffee but a few…"
Jul 31, 2013
Adam Birch replied to Matt's discussion Story Telling
"If I'm telling a story I thought was funny and nobody else is laughing at the end of it, I tend to say something like "well, I thought it was funny" or "guess you had to be there". If the story is funny though, it should be…"
Jul 27, 2013
Adam Birch replied to Yeil Rhine's discussion Making straight friends as a gay man.
"My answer wasn't intended to be any sort of politically correct. I was giving advice out of my personal experience. I stated in my post. I'm an introvert. I have no idea how to make friends, for me, it has just happened. I don't have…"
Jul 27, 2013
Adam Birch replied to Yeil Rhine's discussion Making straight friends as a gay man.
"I've had a few bisexual friends (girls and guys) and while I wouldn't say I've been close friends with any gay men, it's more for lack of opportunity than anything else. I'm very introverted so I don't make friends…"
Jul 27, 2013
Adam Birch replied to Adam Birch's discussion Help a fat guy out.
"This sounds like a lot of fun, if I end up living  somewhere with a yard, that isn't an apartment complex when I move back east, I will have to give it a shot."
Jul 25, 2013

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Website
http://acbirch.blogspot.com/
Interests
Philosophy, Politics, Writing, Reading, Competitive Gaming, Entrepreneurship. I find I am interested in just about anything, especially if I am being paid to write about it.
Books
The Great Gatsby, Timequake, God Bless You Dr. Kevorkian, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Song of Ice and Fire Series, Snow Crash, The Cryptonomicon, Anathem, Reamde, 1984, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, The Secret of Closing the Sale, The Tao Te Ching, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Fear and Trembling, Beyond Good and Evil, Totality and Infinity, The Republic, The Autobiography of Mark Twain, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Leaves of Grass... so many more.
Movies
The Godfather Trilogy, The 300, Sin City, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, Lost in Translation, The Lethal Weapon Series, The Die Hard Series, Girl Interrupted, Everything is Illuminated, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Waking Life, I Heart Huckabees, A Scanner Darkly... many more.
Music
My taste in music is ridiculous. I love everything from Sinatra, The Beatles, and Dylan, to Death Cab for Cutie, mewithoutYou, and Taylor Swift... I am more a fan of artists than genres. My collection is a huge mess.
Quote
“I am eternally grateful for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honored to be alive, no matter what else might be going on.” -Kurt Vonnegut in Timequake

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