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  1. I have been doing cold showers for the past few...

    I have been doing cold showers for the past few months. To be honest, it hasn't been much of a challenge since I'm either in Egypt or Texas and this time of the year our cold water really isn't.
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    Another rant. I have been home in the US for a...

    Another rant. I have been home in the US for a bit over 3 weeks now and "exposed" to regular TV. It has been sad and oddly funny at the same time. Commercial after commercial for processed food, OTC...
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    She has no desire to change doctors and is happy...

    She has no desire to change doctors and is happy as long as the doc gives her a new pill that treats the signs and symptoms. I have made all the books available to her, including "Grain brain" and...
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    SO went to the doctor today, more doctors, more...

    SO went to the doctor today, more doctors, more test coming. And she had decided she needed one of the wheeled walkers, which we just bought here.....sigh....
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    I know this is an old rant of mine but things...

    I know this is an old rant of mine but things have gotten better than worse.

    My rant is about my SO who is getting sicker and fatter and refuses to listen of anything that is not CW based. New...
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    Doctors receive almost no training in nutrition...

    Doctors receive almost no training in nutrition in med school, they are essentially left with two directions for treatment of anything, medication and/or surgery. When a patient ask about nutrition,...
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    I have had the same problem with my wife. My very...

    I have had the same problem with my wife. My very CW and very obese wife who is also a RN. She has talked about my "crazy way of eating" all the time and tried to convince me that I'm doing damage to...
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    Damn you! Where the hell is the eye bleach!

    Damn you! Where the hell is the eye bleach!
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    Back in the 80s, I was working as a paramedic....

    Back in the 80s, I was working as a paramedic. There was a sexy aerobics program that came on every morning and all work stopped (this would have been the wrong time to have a heart attack, response...
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    I have given up on this issue at my home. I can't...

    I have given up on this issue at my home. I can't say anything without my SO saying I'm fat-shaming.

    I had printed a copy of this photo and posted it on our fridge:
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    I was told by the director of new projects that...

    I was told by the director of new projects that they had to keep me in my position because people were afraid of me. I'm not sure why they are afraid, perhaps my take-no-shit attitude intimidates...
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    True, and I drive my grocery basket the same way...

    True, and I drive my grocery basket the same way I drive my car, aggressively!
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    And they usually do for me, body language, the...

    And they usually do for me, body language, the universal language.
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    Same for me but I compare it to more a wolf...

    Same for me but I compare it to more a wolf stalking a flock of sheep. Not that I'm some Hulk looking dude, it is more attitude than anything else. There is just something about a majority of people...
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    ^This^. I still eat pretty much everything...

    ^This^.

    I still eat pretty much everything over the course of a year, just don't eat the bad stuff everyday like I used to. One of my favorites is German Chocolate Cake which I get once a year on...
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    I was thinking about this a few days ago. I'm 58...

    I was thinking about this a few days ago. I'm 58 and I take no medication, OTC or Rx but almost everyone I know around my age is fat and taking multiple medications. I'm far from being fit but at the...
  17. Finished the 2nd week at the gym in Suez. Almost...

    Finished the 2nd week at the gym in Suez. Almost 1.5 hours, first 30 minutes sprints, jogging, bodyweight exercises, etc. Then on to the weight room. Good workout. There were several younger guys...
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    I have seen the same thing with EMS over the...

    I have seen the same thing with EMS over the years. I think the smoking is often a way of dealing with the stress and it gives you an excuse to step outside of the hospital/clinic and have a few...
  19. I had problems sleeping last night, unusual for...

    I had problems sleeping last night, unusual for me. I realized that the problem was, I was excited about going to the gym tonight.

    Holy hell! What is happening to me????
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    Since I mentioned Mark, it should be obvious that...

    Since I mentioned Mark, it should be obvious that I would not look for a "perpetually thin" person to emulate. I fully recognize the difference between thin and unhealthy and fit. And I would think...
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    This is exactly right. To use common sense (which...

    This is exactly right. To use common sense (which is becoming less and less common), why would anyone in their right mind take advice from a fat (or obese, or overweight or calorically challenged,...
  22. Some observations after my 3rd day going to this...

    Some observations after my 3rd day going to this gym.

    First off, a bit about the gym. It is "old school" as is the instructions of the personal trainer (no complaints).

    We spend an hour doing...
  23. I have started going to a gym in Suez with some...

    I have started going to a gym in Suez with some of my coworkers. This is pretty "old school" in that we spend about half an hour doing various sprints, running backwards, suicides, burpees, etc. then...
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    I wondered today how many US military personnel...

    I wondered today how many US military personnel were wearing WWJD bracelets while they were invading Iraq, killing innocent people and blowing shit up.
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    Don't forget that they consider pizza to be a...

    Don't forget that they consider pizza to be a complete meal if it a) use whole grain dough b) has tomato sauce with some type of veggie in the toping (fruit and veggies) and uses low fat cheese.
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