Day #012 – MMPR:TM 22nd Anniversary, More Parallel, and Rainy Saturday

We finished our first week of StrongLifts!  Tina said my squats are getting much closer to parallel.  I have decided that as soon as I can consistently squat parallel, I’ll start adding light weight (as in dumbbells) and work up to the bar.  I want to up my squat game, but I’m glad I’m doing it this way, because I couldn’t have done parallel with even a 45 pound bar on my back.  I’ll also admit, I’m pretty excited about my bench press going up.  I’ve never had a very strong upper body, and I’m looking to change that.

On June 30, 1995, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie came out.  This movie (which I saw in theaters three times) is what turned me into the Power Ranger fan I am today.  When I picture the Power Rangers, even though they were spandex, I see them in the armor they wore in this movie.  (And not the new movie, which while awesome, is not how I picture the Rangers.)  This is the endgame of the Ranger Project – me cosplaying in original MMPR:TM Blue Ranger armor.  (Other than, you know, me getting healthy and living longer.  That’s important, too.)

Anyway, we watched it tonight.  Tina has never seen it, and because she’s a good wife, she watched it with me.  That’s not to say she didn’t have a bit of a running MST3K commentary on it throughout.  “They just skydived, and now they’re rollerblading?  This is the most 90s movie I’ve ever seen.”  “Why are they all wearing white?  Seriously, every single Power Ranger is wearing white.”  (She’s right – I had never noticed.)  “Who’s the pig?  He’s not on the show, right?  His mask is terrible.”  But hey, she’s willing to watch the first Power Rangers movie with me on a Friday night.  I think my wife (of almost seven years now) is a keeper.

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We have friends coming over on Saturday night, so today was spent getting ready for that.  Nothing else more interesting to report, I’m afraid, other than some monsoon-type rains that pelted us all afternoon.

I love rainy summer afternoons if I don’t have to go anywhere.  Let it rain!

 

Points (78/38) 78
9 small slices homemade pizza (45) 33
Peach (0) 33
Dark chocolate (4) 29
Nectarine (0) 29
Bacon cheeseburger (11)` 18
Chips and salsa (7) 11
Honey nut cheerios and skim milk (15) -4

 

Day #011 – Ninjetti, Pasta Primavera, and Grocery Shopping

I did another HIIT incline workout on the treadmill while I watched Ninja Quest III from MMPR, Season 3.  This was a fun episode; in it, the Rangers got their new Ninja power, which comes with these new snazzy Ninjetti suits.

Sadly, this means the days of unmorphed fights are over for a while.  (They wear hoods over their faces when they fight as Ninjetti on the show.  This photo is from the first movie.)

For dinner tonight, I made a pretty killer chicken pasta primavera dish that was 100% clean and decently light.  (I ate 2 servings, so if you’re wondering why I’m calling a 20 point dish light, well… it was actually 10, and I could have gone lighter.)  I’ll share a recipe next time I make it.  I might even make a video.

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Pretty much every Friday, we go grocery shopping.  We used to go every two weeks, and while we saved money, we also felt like we were missing out on sales.  I decided to start the strategy of going once a week, maximizing grocery store sales, and seeing if I could keep up with the savings.  Our strategy is that if we forgot to buy something, then we just do without it until the next time we go.

Our reason for that is that if we go into a grocery store for anything, it can easily become a $20.  Only allowing ourselves to go once a week permits us to eat really well and really cheaply, if we’re smart and strategic.

Today, we spent $60 on groceries, and I won’t have to step foot in a grocery store again until next Friday.  It’s working for us so far!

 

Points (78/38) 78
Chicken and veggie pasta primavera (20) 58
Dark chocolate (4) 54
Nectarine (0) 54
Grapes (0) 54
Bologna (5) 49
Chicken veggie pasta primavera (18) 31
Burgers, no bun (10) 21
⅔ c. of ice cream (12) 9

 

Day #009 – Ninja Quest, Crappy Smoothies, and Continuance Materials

I bought a lot of 80/20 ground beef at Meijer the other day, and I am cooking a bunch of it up now.  It’s a little pricey, points-wise, as it comes out to about 2 points per ounce cooked.  However, it was cheap, I can cook up a ton of burger sliders in my cast iron skillet to stash in the fridge, and for several days in a row, I’ve got ready-to-go protein for lunch or a snack.

On the exercise front, thank goodness that Masked Rider crossover ep nonsense is done.  Oy, that was a slog.  There shouldn’t be another crossover until the Ninja Turtle episode of Power Rangers in Space, and that’s still several months away for me.  Today, I got to start the first real episode of season three, Ninja Quest Part 1.  I did HIIT with my incline.  I set my speed low, at 2.5, and I used the commercial breaks that were originally in the show to determine my incline.  So the opening credits were 1 degree, the first segment was 8, second segment was 12, third segment was 10, fourth segment was 15, and the closing credits were back down to 1.  (I had a trainer once tell me you should always set the incline to at least 1, because an incline of zero is actually like walking downhill since the treadmill pushes you.)  It definitely made me sweat more than walking even at a faster pace but at the same incline the entire time.  I also like that I can play around with the incline, so each day will be a slightly different workout.  Hopefully, this will keep my body from getting used to this cardio.

And yay, StrongLifts tomorrow.  Tomorrow is a new workout, but I’m excited to keep progressing.  

I know I’m only one day into this new week, but I feel confident that I’m going to see a big loss on Monday.

I also had a pretty crappy smoothie after dinner.  I have this Cocoa flavored greens powder which is supposed to replace your veggie requirements.  While I don’t believe that, it is full of antioxidants and so forth and the ingredient list is quite clean.  Besides, I have it, so I thought I may as well use it.  It gave my smoothie a dirty chocolatey flavor.  I also ate some strawberries and I threw the greens from the top of the strawberries in, too, because I’ve heard some stupid bloggers say that you can put the strawberry tops in a smoothie and they taste great.  Well some people are stupid.  They were awful.  I choked that nasty mess down, but believe you me, I will not be making another smoothie like this one.  Yuck.

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As mentioned previously in this post, I cooked almost six pounds of hamburger in my cast iron skillet.  I cleaned it this morning, and I think I got a little too aggressive with my cleaning because I stripped some of the seasoning off.  Rather than have my nice fried eggs for breakfast, I had scrambled eggs.  No worries; the eggs were tasty and I cleaned my skillet again and slathered it with a pretty healthy coat of bacon grease to get the seasoning back.  I used to hate cooking in cast iron for this very reason, but now that I know how to clean and season it, it’s no big deal.  I actually prefer it, which I never would have said even six months ago.

I came in to the office today to finish my continuance materials.  It’s one of the things I have to do to keep my job.  Basically, I reflect on the last year and anticipate the next year.  It took a few hours, but it also really showed me just how much we actually accomplish

Also, I went digging in the freezer for lunch to bring to work with me, and I found a plate I froze a few weeks ago of chicken and tons of vegetables.  It wasn’t the tastiest thing I’ve ever eaten, but it was a crap ton of vegetables.  I definitely got them all in today!  (Even if they weren’t that good.)

Still feeling good about this week.  My goal is to see 399.8 at least on the scale this week.  I am tired of weighing over 400 pounds!

 

Points (78/42) 78
Small baked potato with butter and sour cream (6) 72
Hamburger with cheese (no bun) (10) 62
½ c. macaroni and cheese (5) 57
Strawberries (0) 57
Skim milk smoothie with banana, greens, greens powder, and strawberry tops (4) 53
Dark chocolate (3) 50
2 fried eggs (5) 45
2 slices of ham (2) 43
Chicken and roasted veggies (16) 27

 

Day #001 – Daily Blogging 101

I’m trying to resurrect this weight loss blog, for one very simple reason.

I’m actually losing weight now!  I started 2017 at a high weight of 434.0, and today, I weighed in at 402.8.  More on that in a minute.

I’ve tried the daily blogging thing before, and I’ve never stuck with it.  In the past, I’ve struggled with daily blogging because it isn’t fun to write a weight loss blog when you not only don’t lose weight, you don’t even stick to the diet.  And plus, there is the whole issue of I don’t want my daily life just out there, updating it live every day.  I’d rather live my life, you know?

However, there is a happy medium.  I am going to try and at least post daily my food and exercise, and I’ll only share those things that I am okay being fully public.  There may be days (even weeks) where I won’t post for whatever reason, but for the next week, I’m going to try this.

I’m struggling with a way to actually track my food.  I don’t like using the mobile app that Weight Watchers gives us, and writing in a notebook is a little bit of a hassle.  So…  I’m going to try and blog this week and see how it goes.  During the week, I’m keeping this in a Google Drive document, so that anywhere I am, I can quickly log in, track my food, and move along.  No notebook to carry, no app to mess with; hopefully, this will be quick and easy.

As it is, I am currently at 78 points a day and I have 42 weekly points.  At the bottom of each entry (or the entire entry if I have no commentary) will be a table where I list everything I ate that day.  I’ll also include my exercise.

I’ll be perfectly honest about that, too.  My exercise game is weak at the moment.  But y’know, when you are a super morbidly obese man with bad knees and… oh, I don’t know, 220 more pounds to lose, you’re very limited in what you can do.  Right now, my workout consists exclusively of light treadmill work.  I’m not trying to kill myself.  I am going to incorporate weight work later this summer, but I’ll talk more about that in coming days.

I’ll go ahead and apologize for any wonky verb tenses.  I’ll be adding to this document as the week goes, and there may be times I refer to something in the future tense in one paragraph and then the past tense the next.  I’ll try to be mindful when I edit this before I blog about it.

So, let me share the significance of today’s weigh-in.  When I first began losing weight years ago, my starting weight was 402.8.  I lost all the way down to around 255, I think, but then I stopped, and over the next several years, I ballooned up to 434.  Well, I’m back to 402.8.  It almost seems like a perfect time to start blogging again.

Let me also talk quickly about my exercise.  I have a weight bench ordered, and as soon as it is here, I’m going to start StrongLifts, which I’ll share more about when that actually begins.

For now, I’m just doing cardio.  Every day, I do 20 minutes of treadmill walking to an episode of the Power Rangers.  I’ve finished the first two seasons.  Today is the first episode of Season 3.  At my weight, I’m just trying to increase my cardio endurance.  My knees cannot handle running, so I set my treadmill to 3.0 miles per hour and I slowly up my incline.  This week, I’m at five degrees.  My treadmill goes up to 15, but I’m going to work my way up to that.

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Henry started Vacation Bible School tonight, which means we now have a four-year-old who knows how to play Simon Says.

We also spent some time today getting our dining room ready for my weight bench, which should be here on Friday.  (The dress form is holding Tina’s goal dress.)

I am also now realizing that I should spend a little bit of time explaining how I follow Weight Watchers.  I like to eat late at night, and since the research is pretty clear on the fact that calories are what matter, now the time of day you eat, I start my points at dinner and end them the next day at dinner.  It’s a little unorthodox, but it definitely works for me.  If I’m low on points, I find it much easier to resist snacking in the day than late at night.

Nothing really happened today, beyond me spending a little more time working on my old weights.  I cleaned up my Olympic bar, my 25 pound plates, and my 2.5 pound plates.  They were in the garage, so they aren’t in the greatest of shape.  I want to paint them, and I was initially thinking black, but Rustoleum has a nice metallic set of paint colors, so they made end up bronze or copper. We’ll see.

Today was largely uneventful.  I’m a professor who works on a nine month contract (mostly), so I have summers mostly off.  I often go in to work one or two days, but by and large, I’m working from home.  I still have things to do, and part of what I spent today working on were my promotion materials which are due July 3rd.  Fun times.  (But yay for employment that only makes me work roughly nine months a year!  Granted, I pull 50-60 hour weeks during those nine months, but I’ll still take it.)

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Points (78/42) 78
Chicken, cheese, and asparagus (6) 72
Stove top sage stuffing (3) 69
Mini s’mores bagel with marshmallows (5) 64
Dark chocolate, 85% cacao (4) 60
Grapes (0) 60
Turkey sausage, cheddar, and egg breakfast burrito (11) 49
Cherries (0) 49
Homemade full-fat yogurt with blueberries (8) 41
Club sandwich on homemade bread (18) 23

I had twenty-three points left over today, which is a lot, but I didn’t need to eat anything else.  That’s frequently what happens when I eat a pretty clean dinner.  Most days aren’t like this.

My exercise today was 20 minutes on the treadmill at 3.0 mph and 5 degree incline while watching the season 3 opener of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the terrible not-really-a-spin-off episode “A Friend in Need, Part 1,” where the Power Rangers went to Edenoi to visit Masked Rider for, y’know, reasons.  I remember watching this when it first aired, and I thought, “Oh, I’ll have to watch Masked Rider since they’re set in the same universe.”  Except they aren’t.  Neither Power Rangers nor Masked Rider ever referenced each other again.  In fact, the events of Power Rangers is what led Masked Rider to come to Earth in Part III, until you watch Masked Rider, and that jerkwad never even mentions the Power Rangers.  Well who lasted one season, and who is still on the air, going strong after 24 years?  Huh?  Suck it, Masked Rider!

Geeze.  Did this episode give me PTSD?  It seems I’m a little bothered by this.

Power Rangers Movie Review

So, I went to see Power Rangers on Thursday night.

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So, how was it?  Let me say something real quick first.

The first Power Rangers movie was Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, which came out in 1995 when the show as in its second season.  (The show is currently in its 24th season.)  I love MMPR:TM.  I loved it then (it’s actually what got me into Power Rangers), and I love it now.  I actually like the armor of MMPR:TM better than the armor of this movie, even though I’ll admit this movie’s Power Ranger armor is pretty sweet.  (My objection is solely the helmets – they don’t look enough like their animals.)  But, my point is this – MMPR:TM was a movie for the fans.

Power Rangers is a movie for anybody who likes superheroes.

I say that seriously.  Yes, it has a little cheese, but not like what you would expect when you hear Power Rangers.  I genuinely believe that if you like superhero films, you’ll like Power Rangers.

I’m not going to go too much into the depth of the plot in this review, but there are a few things I want to talk about.  There will be spoilers ahead, so bail out now if you don’t want to be spoiled.

Firstly, I have always been a fan of the Blue Ranger.  Billy was the Ranger that spoke to me from the original Power Rangers.  This is original Billy, played by David Yost.

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The new Billy Cranston is played by RJ Cyler.

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I could care less that the new Billy is black.  No one who is a Power Rangers fan cares about the race of the actors.  Power Rangers is known for its diversity.

I will admit that I was a little nervous about RJ Cyler playing Billy, though.  I felt he would be a better Jason or Zack, for this reason.  In today’s world of celebrity social media, we often get to see actors in their daily lives, and it feels at times that we get to know them.  RJ Cyler felt too cool to play Billy.  Billy is a nerd; Billy is a geek.  He’s a good guy, but he’s a little bit off.  I had never seen RJ Cyler act in anything, so I was skeptical that he could bring the nerdiness of Billy to the character in the same way that David Yost did.

Well, I am happy to say this.  RJ Cyler IS Billy.  His Billy is a little different than Yost’s Billy, but I feel confident in saying that Billy is the character that is the most similar from the show to the movie.

RJ Cyler is, in my admittedly biased opinion as a fan of the Blue Ranger, the best Ranger actor in this film.  Billy is the heart of this film, and RJ Cyler did an amazing job bringing him to life.

There has also been some chatter online about Power Rangers introducing an LGBT character and a character on the spectrum.  Some people feel like this is lip service that Power Rangers is paying.  I disagree.  Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, kiddie show that it was, was all about diversity.  No matter what you looked like as a kid, at some point, there was a Power Ranger that looked like you.

Well, Billy Cranston was our character on the spectrum, and I’ll readily admit that I am not an expert on autism.  But with Billy, it fit.  Perfectly.  It didn’t feel tacked on; it didn’t feel forced in.  It felt like his character, and I know a lot of that is thanks to Cyler’s acting ability.  I’ll get to the LGBT issue in just a moment.

Billy was the heart of the team.  In this new movie, the Rangers can’t morph until they have learned to work as a team.  Billy is the first to morph, accidentally at that, when he stops Zack and Jason from fighting.  In his attempt to protect friendships, he has become part of the team.  His friendship with Jason, forged early in the film, is amazing.  I know of no other way to say it, as silly as this sounds, but it warmed my heart to see Billy so protective of his friendship, relationship, and trust with Jason.

Now, on to Trini.  One thing to note – Trini was Trini Kwan in the original series, played by the late Thuy Trang.

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In the series, Trini was responsible, level headed, and basically a model citizen.  Oh, and she was also heterosexual.

The new Trini (last name omitted, for… reasons) is played by Becky G.  So yeah, it wouldn’t make sense for a Latina to have a Vietnamese last name, I suppose.  (For what it’s worth, I think they could have solved this by having her be adopted, but it’s not a big deal.)  It’s just that Trini’s lack of a last name definitely stood out when the other four Rangers all had their original last names.  Granted, Cranston wasn’t used in the show ever, but it’s still canonical, and I’m getting off track now.  Back to Trini.

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This Trini is reckless, a bit of a wild child, and literally nothing like the old Trini.  That’s okay; this version of Power Rangers is clearly supposed to be different.  A lot of the characters (mostly Zack and Trini) are wildly different from the originals.

And she may be bisexual or lesbian.  The director has said that was his intention, and it’s a pretty mellow example, but hey, it’s a start, right?  While the Rangers are trying to bond as friends, sitting around a campfire, Trini mentions she’s having problems, Zack asks if it is boyfriend problems, and then follows up with, “Girlfriend problems?”  And she alludes with her answer that she isn’t who her parents want her to be.  Again, it’s not like Trini was crushing on Kimberly (something I am actually grateful did not happen), but if you wanted to perceive her as gay or straight, the film is not that clear.  Maybe things will be different in a future film.

Zack is a wildly different Zack.  I actually feel like Zack got the shortest end of the character development stick in this film.  Jason and Kimberly (save for a little bit of actual teenage attitude) are not that wildly different from the original Jason and Kimberly.  Zack is such a different character, he and the original Zack Taylor share only a name.  I didn’t feel a ton of connection with Zack’s character, although he does have a conversation with the gang about his relationship with his dying mother, which was definitely not in the show, and that gave him some real development.

Alpha Five was very different from the show Alpha Five, but he was fun.  Bill Hader did a great job with him.

Bryan Cranston as Zordon… Man, that was #notmyZordon at first, but he grew on me.  Zordon on the show was a wise, kindly, father figure.  This Zordon was straight up a jerk.  He was looking at the bigger picture, of course, in trying to save the world, but he also was using the Rangers for his own needs so that he could come back to life.  Don’t worry; Zordon doesn’t stay a jerk, but he sure started out as one.

What on Earth can I possibly say about Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa?  She was amazing.  She was scary.  She was just fun.  And creepy.  And again, I go back to scary.  This movie is rated PG-13 for a reason, and while some of it is the Rangers swearing a little (nothing worse than PG), I think most of it is Rita.  She straight up kills people.  Jason attends the funeral for one of her victims at one point.  She attacks Trini in her room at night in a scene that I can see being little kid nightmare fuel.

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There were some Easter Eggs for fans.

First of all, the original Power Ranger score from the 1995 movie is used to great effect when the Zords come out as a team for the first time.  I got goosebumps.  I wanted to stand up and cheer.  Seriously, as a fanboy, it was perfect.

There is a reference to two Power Rangers series, Lightspeed Rescue and Dino Thunder, when Jason’s dad mentions being between Mariner’s Bay and Reefside while driving.

The original Tommy and Kimberly have a cameo at the end.  They’re two in the crowd taking photos of the MegaZord with their cameras after the big fight.  I would have liked to see all of the original gang, including Karan Ashley (who played Aisha, Trini’s replacement) as the fill-in for Thuy Trang.  But alas, they didn’t ask me.  Or pretty much anyone else in the fandom who would have said the same thing. 

Trini delivered the final impact with the MegaZord that defeated Rita.  In MMPR:TM, Yellow Ranger Aisha delivered the final… ugh, knee to the groin with the MegaZord that defeated Ivan Ooze.

So, what did I not like?

I wish the Rangers helmets were more like the original.  I’m not sure that I liked that the Rangers’ helmets were open-faced during the Zord Battles.  I didn’t like that the MastodonZord did not look like a Mastodon.  It looked like if a machine gun, a spider, and a tank had a weird baby.  The other Zords were fine; just that one.  I didn’t like that there wasn’t a shared cockpit for the MegaZord.  I think that one may be my biggest dislike of all.  The whole movie is about teamwork; let us see them working as a team in the same cockpit rather than communicating via radio.

What did I like?  Everything else.

Oh, and one more nice little Easter Egg, when Trini morphs for the first time, she is wearing a shirt with the year 1973 on it, the year that Thuy Trang was born.  Coincidence?  I really don’t think it is.

There’s a mid-credits scene, but no ending credits scene.  The mid-credits scene is a nice teaser for the second film.

I really hope this does well enough to earn a second film.  Saban has said he has a planned six film arc.  Yes, please.

Weight Watchers at WKU, Weeks 1-3

One of the great job perks at WKU, my place of employment, is that we are given free access to Weight Watchers.  WKU offers three 12-week series of WW a year, one for spring, summer, and fall semesters, and so long as we attend at least 9 of 12 meetings, we pay nothing.  It’s a pretty sweet deal, and I am taking advantage of it.

I’ll be honest; I’ve done WW at WKU before and just piddled my way through, up and down and not really making much progress.

However, I have started again this spring, and for whatever reason, this time, it is sticking.

I weighed in at my absolute highest weight ever on January 30th at 434.0 pounds

January 30, 2017 – 434.0

But then… I stuck the program, I got a nice journal to track in, and… I’m losing weight!  And while it is a little tough, it’s not impossibly difficult.

February 6, 2017 – 424.8 (loss of 9.2 pounds)

February 13, 2017 – 421.2 (loss of 3.6 in one week, total of 12.8 pounds)

I obviously do not expect to have a loss like that again this week, but I’d be beyond thrilled to lose two pounds a week.  And I feel good about it.

I’m exercising, although I’m admittedly going very light.  It’s funny; I can look back at how much more physically fit and active I used to be, but I just lost it.  Rather than bemoan that fact, I’m starting super slow.  I do about 20 minutes on the treadmill every night.  It feels almost embarrassing to admit that, especially when I used to be able to do so much more, but that’s where I’m at.  I’m slowly upping my speed, and I’m about to increase my duration as well.

I’m still on my quest to become a Power Ranger.

I’d encourage you to follow me on Instagram, as I’m a much more frequent Instagrammer than blogger, but I will try to stop in here every few weeks and track my progress toward becoming a Power Ranger.

They’re Here! The new Ranger suits!

So, if you have Power Ranger stuff on your newsfeed, this just kinda exploded all over the place this morning.  The new movie suits, for the new reboot movie coming out next year, have finally been released!

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I am… torn.

First of all, I like (most) of the actual suit itself.  I liked the original movie armor over the t.v. show spandex, and this is a big move in the right direction.  I was really afraid we would get spandex in this new movie, so right off the bat, I am super pleased!

I’m pleased the Pink Ranger doesn’t have a skirt.

I’m not pleased that she and the Yellow Ranger have a heel on their boot, but it’s not a Batgirl-esque heel, so I can deal.

I wish there was a belt, but again… I can deal.

I like the chrome highlights.  I think these suits look powerful, and I can’t wait to see them in action.

There is one thing that, at the moment, I do not like.

The helmets.  The Red Ranger and Pink Ranger are the only two helmets where I can “see” the dinosaur that makes them up.  And frankly, they all look too similar.

Still, I’m thrilled to see this sneak peek, and I’m okay with them changing things up.  This is a reboot, after all, not a remake, so things do need to be a bit different.

I just want to see dinosaurs on those helmets!

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The First Team and Video #0

This is The Ranger Project, and that means I need to talk some about the Power Rangers.  Every Sunday, I’m going to do a post about the Power Rangers.  When I can, I’ll also include videos.

So, today’s post is about the very first team, team numero uno, the five who started it all.

If you don’t know anything about the Power Rangers, it is about a group of ordinary teenagers who are given access to a universe of power.  This power manifests itself by turning these teens into the Power Rangers.  Our first group, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, become Rangers by using Power Coins.

Basically, five ordinary teens and they turn into a spandex-wearing (for now) group of superheroes instantly by morphing.

I think this instantaneous morphing process is part of the appeal for me.  They don’t put on costumes.  They weren’t born on distant planets.  They didn’t train really hard.  They immediately become a superhero team by holding their power morphers up and calling the name of the dinosaur that their power is based on.

What I wouldn’t give for weight loss to work the same way.

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They have weapons; they have innate knowledge of how to fight and operate their equipment.  They have gigantic Zords, which can combine to make the powerful MegaZord.

There is a new movie coming out in 2017.  It’s a reboot, so we get our first five teens ago, albeit with some ethnic switching around (to avoid the black Black Ranger and Asian Yellow Ranger).  I am beyond excited about this movie and I cannot wait to see it!

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From left to right, this new group is Billy, Kimberly, Zack, Trini, and Jason.  Not gonna lie; just seeing this photo gets me excited for the film!  Oh, and Elizabeth Banks is going to play the new Rita Repulsa.  How freaking awesome is that?

I’m working my way through the first season by watching one episode a day while I walk on the treadmill.  Hopefully, starting next weekend, I’ll have my first video where I describe what I’m finding and experiencing again as I watch these old episodes (in some cases, for the first time in years).

But for today, just enjoy this video of me describing what The Ranger Project is going to be all about.

 

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