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Myew last won the day on February 20 2017

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About Myew

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Personal Details

  • Gender
    Brother
  • First Name
    Alex
  • Relationship Status
    Doubting my ability to cope with human contact... still, you're awfully cute for a human.
  • Displayed Location
    Treetop Terrace, Spider Plains of Missouri.
  • Publisher
    Yes
  • Baptized
    Yes

How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    I was raised by Witness parents, knowing the Bible and loving Jehovah from infancy. However, I did not have strong active spiritual role models or goals, and had plenty of mental disorders. I developed several debilitating chronic illnesses starting around puberty, and felt stumbled due to fragrances causing me such pain. I didn't make any more spiritual progress and stopped attending meetings, but I continued to listen over the phone for about 15 years. My faith and spiritual habits steadily declined as I sank deeper into isolation and depression. (Pr 18:1) I lived a virtual life, addicted to the computer and internet for literal days at a time, and eventually hit rock bottom. I was in chronic fatigue, pain, sleep deprivation and suffered some brain damage, having no reason to live and always wishing for death. I came to realize one day, probably thanks to a witness online who sent me a talk, that I would never be happy focusing on myself. Jehovah never caused my suffering, he was still providing for my needs despite my selfish lifestyle, and he wanted to help me to come to serve him. However, I had to be willing to make changes, to show Jehovah that I wanted to come to know him better, to serve him and to trust him. I started a new routine of Bible reading and prayer, and started learning how to eat better so that I could perhaps reverse my disorders. However, I was still trapped in many addictive habits. In time, I was desperately praying for spiritual friends to replace my bad association. Jehovah sent a new Elder in the congregation to me, a former missionary and regular pioneer, probably the most zealous minister that I have ever met. Jehovah was also training him to learn patience as he spent years taking the time to write and talk with me, encouraging me and helping me to start studying again, becoming my closest friend. I started taking my health very seriously, viewing my diet and lifestyle as a way of giving my best to Jehovah, in order to become physically strong enough to worship him. Eventually, I became well enough that I was able to endure attending meetings, later followed by becoming a publisher thanks to letter writing, later still able to do a little door to door work and participate in meetings, and finally progressing to baptism after a total of some 6 years it took me to 'Return to Jehovah'. Jehovah has guided and supported me each step of the way, as long as I fully commit myself to relying on him and doing his will.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    I am a religious Cat-holic*. (Addicted to all things feline. Thanks, Toxoplasmosis!)
    Some of my favorite pastimes include computers, technology, gaming, pixel and line art, storytelling, music, tiny homes, and the inconceivably vast cosmos.
  • My favorite books
    I'm especially partial to stories that reflect the dichotomy between tragedy and hope - Ruth is my favorite book in the scriptures. Recently I've gotten into the 'New World' novels. My favorite modern writings tend to be campy, humorous, satirical. I love comics and grew up with the best in Calvin & Hobbes. I enjoy the typical Sci-fi/Space Opera fare: Dr Who, Hitchhiker's Guide, Star Trek, Star Wars, War of the Worlds. Aside from the Bible, I don't really read physical books much, I lack focus and patience. I do enjoy audiobooks.
  • My favorite music
    Background music, scores and soundtracks, especially classic video game composers. More traditional styles I prefer are alternative, ambient, downtempo, epic orchestral, techno, and world music. Kingdom dirges & marches, Blue Man Group, John Williams, Jake Kaufman, Manami Matsumae, Hiroki Kikuta, Yoko Kanno.
  • My favorite movies
    Humor, tragedy, and science fiction. The Princess Bride, Cast Away, Jurassic Park, Star Wars.
  • My favorite quotes
    (Psalm 73:26) My body and my heart may fail, But God is the rock of my heart and my portion forever.

    (Nehemiah 8:10) He said to them: “Go, eat the choice things and drink what is sweet, and send portions of food to those who have nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord, and do not feel sad, for the joy of Jehovah is your stronghold.”

    (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) Praised be... the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.

    "You have two options. Either let this world drive you mad, or /choose/ to be insane." - Myew
    "I've got PLENTY of common sense! I just choose to ignore it. :D" - Calvin
    "I appear to be suffering from Catabolic Analysis Paralysis." - Myew
    "As Christian as possible under the circumstances." - Myew
    "As you wish." - Dwead Piwate Westley
    "Yes, I am just a little broken."

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  1. Myew

    Keto, IF and OMAD...

    I bought a two tiered steamer 4 years ago for about $36 total, and I'm still using it as my primary cooking device. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SB8LPA/ They come with 8x egg slots in the plastic tray. Amazon's best sellers has some newer models too. https://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/kitchen/678541011/
  2. Myew

    Keto, IF and OMAD...

    I made another mess. Mine are just too soft I guess.
  3. Myew

    Keto, IF and OMAD...

    Thanks, I'll give it a try. ❤️ I usually cook my eggs a bit soft though, so I don't know how they'll hold up. What I would usually do is crack the top of the egg gently with a spoon which lets steam out, and then steam them for about 9 minutes in a tray steamer. It's not worth it to me to break out the instant pot first thing in the morning and taking the time for it to heat up or cool down just for a couple of eggs... 8 minutes will leave the yolks runny, 9 minutes a little runny. I try not to cook the proteins overmuch, there's some nutrition benefits to more raw. Then I would pry off a bit of the top from the crack and stick the spoon in and work my way around it... but since I cook them soft they usually stick to the shell and break halfway and I'm sick of cleaning yolk off the counter and floors. I'm so tired and burnt out and lazy, I just want to eat already. 😿 I read fast when I am manic at 2AM...
  4. Myew

    Keto, IF and OMAD...

    I always clean them off under running water. Large Brown Grade A Free Range yadda yadda eggs that say they're raised on local Amish and Mennonite farms. I can't find much cleaner than that. I just get tired of spending 5 minutes trying to shuck the armored plating off of my prey without damaging it or making a mess.
  5. Myew

    Keto, IF and OMAD...

    I've started eating eggs again recently... but y'alls recipes are too fancy for me. I just steam them and eat them whole, shell included.
  6. Myew

    Keto, IF and OMAD...

    I saw this in my inbox, it's an acetone breath analyzer for measuring your ketone levels. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/keyto-the-key-to-burning-fat-faster#/
  7. I've just been informed by Social Security that I am no longer considered disabled according to their rules and will lose all support in a couple of months. I've never worked in my life, never able to maintain a strict schedule or cope long term with the chronic pain, irritable bowel and insomnia. It always inevitably leads back into chronic depression and mania. I can do a little, but then I have to follow up with resting for a day.

    They don't have a majority of my physical issues on file from doctor's reports which is a problem, as I was considered disabled for mental issues... but they were caused by the physical issues in the first place, just haven't been able to find a doctor who understands or properly tests for them yet.

    Of course, one should expect to read such a letter on one's anniversary of baptism, amirite? (Luke 22:31) “Simon, Simon, look! Satan has demanded to have all of you to sift you as wheat.

    I just wanted to say that I love this forum and am thankful for the time I've been able to spend with everyone I've met here. ❤️Before I inevitably regress into insanity and say and do things which I will surely regret.

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    2. Miss Bea

      Miss Bea

      Some of these things are routine. If you don’t challenge the decision, it stands. If you do,..

      My husband was getting a partial disability payment from the veterans. It was stopped many years ago. He reapplied. He’s getting it again. I know when I worked for the clinic, it was routine to deny the disability application. One would keep trying, and, with the same information, it would go through. And then the payments would be retroactive. They will put you aside if they can. 

      And, sadly, sometimes they can.

    3. EccentricM

      EccentricM

      What? That's terrible!

    4. Krusso

      Krusso

      I am sure that the decision letter stated that you can appeal the decision. If you were awarded benefits before it is normal to review and if they do not find enough medical evidence that you are still disabled, they will cease the benefits. Start looking for treatments for your impairments and every test or visit that you do ask for a copy to send to your case file.

  8. Myew

    Keto, IF and OMAD...

    Lactose is a sugar. An 8oz glass of dairy milk is around 11g of carbohydrates. That's about 1/2 of the total carbohydrates you want in an entire day. I recommend reading some of the guides and using the calculators here: https://www.ruled.me/ketogenic-diet-food-list/
  9. That's depressing. I've grown up learning that programmers are just people who find a technical solution to address a need. 😕
  10. Myew

    zero waste

    Some people living in tiny homes build vermicompost bins under their sinks. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermicompost https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/vermicomposting/vermiculture-under-sinks.htm https://heavy.com/garden/2018/10/kitchen-compost-bin/
  11. I don't do "delevery" anymore.
  12. There are some especially encouraging posts here, thank you all. (Lamentations 3:40) Let us examine and scrutinize our ways, and let us return to Jehovah.
  13. I'm thinking nowadays I'd prefer to find an all-in-one convertible device tablet/laptop in the 10-11" range (chromebook?) which is more compact with a dockable keyboard for note-taking vs a separate bluetooth keyboard with a stand or cover... but most of the cheaper variety are low spec or poor longevity. 😕
  14. My mom's 2017 Fire HD 8 is about 1 1/2 years old now. I can't speak for battery life, I don't use it often enough, but it still seems to run just fine. Edit: Oh yeah, I just recently finally bought a power bank for the assembly. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GGH7MWF/ It managed to easily recharge my tablet and phone through the assembly yesterday with plenty to spare, so I didn't have to worry about bringing and lugging around my stupid heavy laptop. There are 3? cheaper 10k mAh power banks that include USB Type C with Power Delivery and Quick Charging 3.0 which means fast charging for most devices. I wanted to make sure that I future-proofed in case I ever actually buy any USB Type C devices. Here are some guides: https://switchchargers.com/power-banks/ https://switchchargers.com/power-bank-buying-guide/
  15. Myew

    Keto, IF and OMAD...

    Carnivore diet, eh? Personally I often recommend trying omnivore autoimmune protocol / low fodmaps / low histamine as needed before going pure carnivore, but there are some definite benefits to it if you have severe sensitivities which other elimination diets haven't yet helped with. If you're just trying to lose weight or reverse diabetes however, it's not necessarily the most practical, it can be more difficult to adjust back to eating plants later on. You also need to make sure you're getting a wide variety of grass fed organ meats and seafood.
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