A public acknowledgment and thanks for people who helped me succeed at this malarkey

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  • SezxyStef
    SezxyStef Posts: 15,271 Member
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    funny story …when I first signed into MFP I never ventured into the forums or I would lurk and then I started posting a little and this was still in my dumb days of six small meals or starvation mode, sugar is bad, bla bla ..so I remember posting that someone should eat six small meals a day because starvation mode and I got reemed out so bad lol …

    but instead of getting all butthurt it made me start doing my own research and I found out that most of the stuff that I thought was true was bunch of pseudo/bro science….

    I lurked as well...immediately found ETP progress group...read, researched and relearned all the crap I thought I knew...

    I just shake my head now and smile when I hear the BS irl...then set them straight...so yes folks I do it irl too...
  • ndj1979
    ndj1979 Posts: 29,148 Member
    psulemon wrote: »
    SezxyStef wrote: »
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    mantium999 wrote: »
    I kinda feel like I want to send FRs to everyone included in this thread. Y'all be awesome in book!

    I think a good chunk are already on mine..

    but you all are free to add me….

    no you add them... :p
    Just make sure they arent mods. Apparently, being friends with mods is terrible.

    Also, one of the most inspirational stories and a person i admire is @CyberEd312

    that is a bunch of BS on the being friends with mods thing….

    DB is just DB …

  • GiveMeCoffee
    GiveMeCoffee Posts: 3,556 Member
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    funny story …when I first signed into MFP I never ventured into the forums or I would lurk and then I started posting a little and this was still in my dumb days of six small meals or starvation mode, sugar is bad, bla bla ..so I remember posting that someone should eat six small meals a day because starvation mode and I got reemed out so bad lol …

    but instead of getting all butthurt it made me start doing my own research and I found out that most of the stuff that I thought was true was bunch of pseudo/bro science….

    I lurked for a while, one day I thought I would share my 1980s understanding of weight loss and I was corrected promptly and after that I started listening more, researching this is what lead to my success
  • Liftng4Lis
    Liftng4Lis Posts: 15,151 Member
    psulemon wrote: »
    SezxyStef wrote: »
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    mantium999 wrote: »
    I kinda feel like I want to send FRs to everyone included in this thread. Y'all be awesome in book!

    I think a good chunk are already on mine..

    but you all are free to add me….

    no you add them... :p
    Just make sure they arent mods. Apparently, being friends with mods is terrible.

    Also, one of the most inspirational stories and a person i admire is @CyberEd312

    OMG! no one told me! SNORT!
  • Azexas
    Azexas Posts: 4,334 Member
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    funny story …when I first signed into MFP I never ventured into the forums or I would lurk and then I started posting a little and this was still in my dumb days of six small meals or starvation mode, sugar is bad, bla bla ..so I remember posting that someone should eat six small meals a day because starvation mode and I got reemed out so bad lol …

    but instead of getting all butthurt it made me start doing my own research and I found out that most of the stuff that I thought was true was bunch of pseudo/bro science….

    Totally did the same thing. for the longest time I would only post in the chit chat section because I was too afraid to venture out. I even cringe looking at my old threads I've posted. But from the blunt honesty of veterans of the forum I learned so much. For that, I'll always be grateful.
  • ILiftHeavyAcrylics
    ILiftHeavyAcrylics Posts: 27,733 Member
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    funny story …when I first signed into MFP I never ventured into the forums or I would lurk and then I started posting a little and this was still in my dumb days of six small meals or starvation mode, sugar is bad, bla bla ..so I remember posting that someone should eat six small meals a day because starvation mode and I got reemed out so bad lol …

    but instead of getting all butthurt it made me start doing my own research and I found out that most of the stuff that I thought was true was bunch of pseudo/bro science….

    When did you start? When I got here in 2011 starvation mode was ingrained in the forum's culture to the extent that there not being a starvation mode is now. There was even that sticky-- 700 calories per day and not losing.
  • SezxyStef
    SezxyStef Posts: 15,271 Member
    psulemon wrote: »
    SezxyStef wrote: »
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    mantium999 wrote: »
    I kinda feel like I want to send FRs to everyone included in this thread. Y'all be awesome in book!

    I think a good chunk are already on mine..

    but you all are free to add me….

    no you add them... :p
    Just make sure they arent mods. Apparently, being friends with mods is terrible.

    Also, one of the most inspirational stories and a person i admire is @CyberEd312

    Then I am a terrible person...won't be kicking any of my friends out...and I agree CyberEd312 is such an inspiration and has an amazing story that it's hard not to feel the warm and fuzzies.
  • mantium999
    mantium999 Posts: 1,499 Member
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    funny story …when I first signed into MFP I never ventured into the forums or I would lurk and then I started posting a little and this was still in my dumb days of six small meals or starvation mode, sugar is bad, bla bla ..so I remember posting that someone should eat six small meals a day because starvation mode and I got reemed out so bad lol …

    but instead of getting all butthurt it made me start doing my own research and I found out that most of the stuff that I thought was true was bunch of pseudo/bro science….

    Yeah, I remember JoRocka whooped my *kitten* for repeating something stupid a bodybuilder friend once told me. And instead of running with my tail between my legs, I started learning. And the result was a "hardgaining ectomorph" gaining 25 lbs in 2 and a half months. Didn't quite learn properly though, as that was mostly jiggle pounds. So, now I am learning the right way to cut, with the intention of doing another, more educated, bulk in the future. Without the "mean" people, I for sure would still have no idea what I am doing, trying to get knowledge from Mens Health magazine.
  • Liftng4Lis
    Liftng4Lis Posts: 15,151 Member
    Also, and I already said look in my FL, but I remember bombarding JoRocka, Sezxystef, Phoenix_down and psulemon with constant questions.
  • Ninkyou
    Ninkyou Posts: 6,666 Member
    Heck, I STILL have questions (or course I can't think of them now, lol). But I read the forums all the time on many different subjects in case it contains information regarding things I don't understand. And usually I come out better for it.
  • ndj1979
    ndj1979 Posts: 29,148 Member
    edited June 2015
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    funny story …when I first signed into MFP I never ventured into the forums or I would lurk and then I started posting a little and this was still in my dumb days of six small meals or starvation mode, sugar is bad, bla bla ..so I remember posting that someone should eat six small meals a day because starvation mode and I got reemed out so bad lol …

    but instead of getting all butthurt it made me start doing my own research and I found out that most of the stuff that I thought was true was bunch of pseudo/bro science….

    When did you start? When I got here in 2011 starvation mode was ingrained in the forum's culture to the extent that there not being a starvation mode is now. There was even that sticky-- 700 calories per day and not losing.

    ummm I have been around for about three years now ..so it must have been 2012 …

    I lost weight without MFP …just doing the six meals a day thing, sugar is bad , etc etc…a friend of mine told me about it as a way to track calories and what not and that is how i got on here…it was around the time I started getting more into lifting heavy too...
  • SezxyStef
    SezxyStef Posts: 15,271 Member
    Ninkyou wrote: »
    Heck, I STILL have questions (or course I can't think of them now, lol). But I read the forums all the time on many different subjects in case it contains information regarding things I don't understand. And usually I come out better for it.

    ditto here...
  • trogalicious
    trogalicious Posts: 4,578 Member
    Kruggeri wrote: »

    And not to exclude the guys: @trogalicious that beard is magnificent and so is your gif...
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  • Liftng4Lis
    Liftng4Lis Posts: 15,151 Member
    Kruggeri wrote: »

    And not to exclude the guys: @trogalicious that beard is magnificent and so is your gif...
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    CLASSIC! Love!
  • ndj1979
    ndj1979 Posts: 29,148 Member
    Kruggeri wrote: »

    And not to exclude the guys: @trogalicious that beard is magnificent and so is your gif...
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    bahahahaha right on queue !
  • ILiftHeavyAcrylics
    ILiftHeavyAcrylics Posts: 27,733 Member
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    funny story …when I first signed into MFP I never ventured into the forums or I would lurk and then I started posting a little and this was still in my dumb days of six small meals or starvation mode, sugar is bad, bla bla ..so I remember posting that someone should eat six small meals a day because starvation mode and I got reemed out so bad lol …

    but instead of getting all butthurt it made me start doing my own research and I found out that most of the stuff that I thought was true was bunch of pseudo/bro science….

    When did you start? When I got here in 2011 starvation mode was ingrained in the forum's culture to the extent that there not being a starvation mode is now. There was even that sticky-- 700 calories per day and not losing.

    ummm I have been around for about three years now ..so it must have been 2012 …

    I lost weight without MFP …just doing the six meals a day thing, sugar is bad , etc etc…a friend of mine told me about it as a way to track calories and what not and that is how i got on here…it was around the time I started getting more into lifting heavy too...

    I think it was already starting to change-- I remember some pretty contentious threads about it back then. A lot on MFP has changed for the worse but the information in the forums has most definitely improved.
  • auddii
    auddii Posts: 15,359 Member
    Um, way late to the game, but I agree that most everyone (including those banned or deactivated) named has been a huge help to me.

    I also lurked forever and quickly learned who provided harsh but true words. I much prefer bluntness to the hand holding while people sit back and watch me spin my wheels. And if I ever need a good laugh, I just go read the first few threads I posted (remarkably easy now that there's a "my threads" section).

    Also a shout out to @tameko2, who avoids the forums like the plague, but without her, I never would have picked up a barbell.
  • rainbowbow
    rainbowbow Posts: 7,491 Member
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    funny story …when I first signed into MFP I never ventured into the forums or I would lurk and then I started posting a little and this was still in my dumb days of six small meals or starvation mode, sugar is bad, bla bla ..so I remember posting that someone should eat six small meals a day because starvation mode and I got reemed out so bad lol …

    but instead of getting all butthurt it made me start doing my own research and I found out that most of the stuff that I thought was true was bunch of pseudo/bro science….

    When did you start? When I got here in 2011 starvation mode was ingrained in the forum's culture to the extent that there not being a starvation mode is now. There was even that sticky-- 700 calories per day and not losing.

    ummm I have been around for about three years now ..so it must have been 2012 …

    I lost weight without MFP …just doing the six meals a day thing, sugar is bad , etc etc…a friend of mine told me about it as a way to track calories and what not and that is how i got on here…it was around the time I started getting more into lifting heavy too...

    I think it was already starting to change-- I remember some pretty contentious threads about it back then. A lot on MFP has changed for the worse but the information in the forums has most definitely improved.

    Agreed. I remember when i first started in 2011 and the quality of information has improved greatly. It took me getting a stern "you wont get bulky" "start lifting" thread from Sidesteel. At that time i was still being referred to up my cardio, lower my cals, and try something rigorous like the 30-day shred....
  • SezxyStef
    SezxyStef Posts: 15,271 Member
    rainbowbow wrote: »
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    funny story …when I first signed into MFP I never ventured into the forums or I would lurk and then I started posting a little and this was still in my dumb days of six small meals or starvation mode, sugar is bad, bla bla ..so I remember posting that someone should eat six small meals a day because starvation mode and I got reemed out so bad lol …

    but instead of getting all butthurt it made me start doing my own research and I found out that most of the stuff that I thought was true was bunch of pseudo/bro science….

    When did you start? When I got here in 2011 starvation mode was ingrained in the forum's culture to the extent that there not being a starvation mode is now. There was even that sticky-- 700 calories per day and not losing.

    ummm I have been around for about three years now ..so it must have been 2012 …

    I lost weight without MFP …just doing the six meals a day thing, sugar is bad , etc etc…a friend of mine told me about it as a way to track calories and what not and that is how i got on here…it was around the time I started getting more into lifting heavy too...

    I think it was already starting to change-- I remember some pretty contentious threads about it back then. A lot on MFP has changed for the worse but the information in the forums has most definitely improved.

    Agreed. I remember when i first started in 2011 and the quality of information has improved greatly. It took me getting a stern "you wont get bulky" "start lifting" thread from Sidesteel. At that time i was still being referred to up my cardio, lower my cals, and try something rigorous like the 30-day shred....

    Yes it was ETP group that made me want to start lifting...I had forgotten all about it and wasn't lifting heavy before...2 years later still at it.
  • juggernaut1974
    juggernaut1974 Posts: 6,212 Member
    edited June 2015
    I remember another one I don't think I've seen mentioned. @Aaron_K123

    It was his "why aspartame isn't scary" thread that really opened my eyes to how valued actual science is on this site as opposed to media fear-mongering headlines
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