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  • Not so bad after all . . .

    This morning I got up and reluctantly stepped on the scale as I do every morning.  I wasn't sure what my five days away had done.  As I shared yesterday, I didn't feel I had done terrible, but at the same time I knew that I had exceeded my calorie al...

    Posted on 11/30/2015 by SnagTop | 8 Comments

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  • I am 3D

    Yesterday, I posted a rather emotional and personal status.  I felt better afterwards, just getting it off my chest.  Some friends made comments.  A bit later, I deleted the entire status and posted a new one about “onward” so as to not dwell on the ...

    Posted on 11/29/2015 by andeey | 8 Comments

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  • The big picture.

    It's very easy to get lost in the sea of information (most of it bad) in the fitness sphere.There's a lot of talk about calories, macronutrients, programming, and it's all great stuff.  In fact, I've written about it myself a few times in various pos...

    Posted on 11/26/2015 by SideSteel | 7 Comments

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  • This morning, I updated my ticker.

    It now says "57" pounds lost.  At one point, it said "95" and I was so close ... so very close to that magical "100" pound milestone.  I'll let you do the math, but suffice it to say, that since my surgery, I have gained a significant amount of weigh...

    Posted on 11/26/2015 by andeey | 5 Comments

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  • Gearing up for Thanksgiving!

    Though I live in Canada and our Thanksgiving has passed, all my family lives in the U.S. and we are heading that way on Wednesday for American Thanksgiving.  It is part of the reason why I have been so busy baking Christmas cookies and doing my holid...

    Posted on 11/23/2015 by SnagTop | 4 Comments

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  • My Winter Coat

    This year I got to pull an old "new" winter coat out of the back of my closet.  I bought it several years ago after I had lost a few pounds on one of my famous diets.  It never really fit -- it was always tight across the shoulder blades. At the time...

    Posted on 11/20/2015 by SnagTop | 8 Comments

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  • wait - $2 bills are REAL?!?!?!?

    I mentioned yesterday due to someone's post (my addled brain can't recall who) about a cashier at a Taco Bell not being able to make change when they punched the $10 instead of the $20 button. I don't know if this story is real, and frankly I don't c...

    Posted on 11/20/2015 by bynsky | 3 Comments

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  • Post-show

    This is my first ever blog.  Yikes!!  The pressure is on...I really hope I don't disappoint. As many of you know, I completed my first bodybuilding competition this past weekend placing 4th in my division...still ridiing cloud 9 about that. I started...

    Posted on 11/18/2015 by reggie2run | 4 Comments

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  • Not gonna do it . . .

    I am starting to gear up for Christmas.  So hard to believe that it is only 37 days away!!  I have all my lists and am checking them twice . . . cooking, cleaning, baking, and decorating.  So much to do! Today I started my Christmas baking -- the bak...

    Posted on 11/18/2015 by SnagTop | 1 Comment

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  • The Opportunity to Train

    Rather than looking at the gym as this dreaded place you have to go to in order to look better, shift how you frame it.It's the stage where you chose to use your body for what it was intended for - movement. Something that it doesn't get the chance t...

    Posted on 11/17/2015 by stroutman81 | 0 Comments

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  • Keeping It Under Control

    Yesterday I had an echocardiogram (ultrasound of my heart). It's been over four years since I had congestive heart failure. I am sure everything will be OK.I ran two marathons in two weeks.Actually, I only ran one marathon; that was NYC on November 1...

    Posted on 11/18/2015 by dsjohndrow | 7 Comments

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  • 129.1 Pounds Gone Forever! (It's not what you think)

    129.1 Pounds Gone Forever!(It's not what you think)So, it was raining Saturday, and I couldn't do shed building. So, I thought, I'll clean out my closet and get rid of all those clothing that don't fit me anymore.I'm NOT GOING BACK to my previous wei...

    Posted on 11/02/2015 by DittoDan | 7 Comments

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  • My son turns 5 today

    “Cherish every moment.”  That’s what they tell you when you have a baby.  “Cherish every moment, because before you know it, they will be gone.” Some moments, honestly, were a little difficult to cherish. Exploding diapers, hour long crying sessions...

    Posted on 11/17/2015 by wolverine66 | 4 Comments

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  • The Changes are Amazing!

    I haven't posted since beginning my new job, but y'all, I love it!! I went through a week of orientation in different areas (pre and post op mainly), and now will fall into the role of being a "Sub". After working four days in a row, I am glad to be ...

    Posted on 11/15/2015 by Karlottap | 4 Comments

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  • Barbarians need love too!

    A long while back I wrote a blog where I confessed that I have an inner Barbarian, and that he TERRIFIES me.  For awhile I showed him love and respect and I came to love him.  He showed me the love he always had for me. Then as happens in life I got ...

    Posted on 11/06/2015 by cbeutler | 12 Comments

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  • The Changes!

    I sit here, at 4:52am, waiting to do something I didn't dream I would ever be able to do again! I've spent the last ten years battling a deep depression over this loss. I had worked so hard for it, and my body took it from me! The pain I have endured...

    Posted on 11/06/2015 by Karlottap | 10 Comments

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  • NYC Marathon and Cancer

    The smell of bagels and coffee made me want to go back to bed - my own bed - back home. I had been up since 5:45, walked to the subway, taken the Staten Island Ferry and been bused to the athletes village.It was now 10:45.I stood amongst 50,000 runne...

    Posted on 11/04/2015 by dsjohndrow | 7 Comments

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  • Happy Bacon Man!

    My best friend is a Physician assistant. He is also Keto/low carber. His daughter and wife are also low carb. His wife bought me a nice bacon calendar a couple months ago.I went to their house last Saturday night. I think while I was in the house tal...

    Posted on 11/02/2015 by DittoDan | 5 Comments

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  • Thoughts on the New York City Marathon

    I just finished the NYC Marathon. That makes seven since I had heart failure in 2011. I also checked off my third World Major Marathon. It wasn't my best and it wasn't my worst.BUT it was NY!I grew up not far from New York City. We went to"the city" ...

    Posted on 11/03/2015 by dsjohndrow | 4 Comments

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  • Introduction

    Although I just created this account, this is not my first time here. To get started, I'm going to give anyone reading this a little bit of a background regarding my health history (both mental and physical).  Throughout high school, I was always ove...

    Posted on 7/13/2015 by elizabethcarbaugh92 | 7 Comments

    8 votes + -