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Fitness Quest: November 2016

The only direction to move is forward.

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Fitness Quest and Crohn’s Update: July 2016

Wow! I knew I hadn’t been blogging for a while but I didn’t realize it’s been 3 months. I’ve been busy I guess but I haven’t forgotten my fitness goals and efforts. So, here’s the update for those interested: Crohn’s

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Fitness Quest and Crohn’s Update: April 2016

…my health has been good. Not great, but good.

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Christmas 2015

What a difference a year makes! Last year at this time I had just resolved a year long “crisis of faith” started by the passing of my father on Christmas day 2014. I had recommitted myself to a new fitness

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Posted in Faith, Fitness, Health, Ramblings, Religion, Self Image, Theatre, Working Out, Writing

Talking to Strangers

As children we were all told by our parents or guardians “don’t talk to strangers.” This warning was practical advice for children, because there is danger out there for all of us and a particular evil that preys on the

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Posted in Management and Leadership, Mental Health, Ramblings, Self Image, Society

Road to Skinniness: The Road Less Traveled

Fruits and veggies

It should not come as a shock to anyone who’s ever known or paid attention to me (or has read this blog) that I’ve had a long time interest in health, fitness, bodybuilding, etc. This interest goes back quite a

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Fitness and Crohn’s or No Crohn’s Update

Well, after another week of staying within my calorie goals, increased cardio, exceeding my daily steps, and the weight room what’s my reward? I’ve gained 4 pounds… However, my waist is slightly smaller (half inch), I’ve lost some size on

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Should old acquaintance be forgot…A Year in Review

It is customary, it seems, at this time of year to take some time to reflect on the previous year and to make plans for the next. And though it may seem cliche I do have to say what a

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Posted in Crohn's, Faith, Health, Mental Health, Ramblings, Self Image

Body Illusions

I’ve always had a problem, unrelated to my Crohn’s and other health related issues, in that I tend to measure my successes against other people. I suppose we all do this to some degree, but it can really be a

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A Day in the Life of a Crohn’s Flare Up

Well, today was difficult…not because of anything that went wrong per se but because sometime during the night my Crohn’s decided that it hadn’t been active enough and I’ve been dealing with a “flare-up” all day. Now, my flare-ups for

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