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    Its good to be back and still random as ever.

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    Hello all and good to be back. It's been awhile since I last posted and wish I never jumped ship. The past 2 years has been crazy with a new family addition, new job and trying to run an at home business. With all that being said I strayed from the course and my body hates me for it. Sodas, pastas and all the bread you can imagine filled my days. Not to mention sweets galore but I am back to my Primal ways and reaping the benefits. Weight is not the issue for me but overall quality of life.

    I got away from the very thing that cured my back pain, alleviated my stress and helped me stay mentally clear and focused. After our beach trip I realized that 70% of the people there; men, women and even kids, were obese or well on their way and it made me think that I don't want to be like that. My dad takes insulin, which he will hopefully have his A1C under control relatively soon so he can stop taking it, my bro is large and in charge, and quite frankly I will not fall into that trap or be a statistic. I forgot how the Primal lifestlye gave me the sense of control over my health and I am focring my wife to jump back on the ship with me.

    Our garden is finally starting to flourish. I picked the largest Acorn Squash I've ever seen yesterday, my carrots are almost ready and our big boy tomatoes are well...huge. I've cut out most of the breads, not all, but about 75% or so, stopped drinking sodas, limited caffeinne intake tremendously and instead of a snickers I eat a combo of bell peppers, blueberries, raspberries, carrots and apples as a snack. I can honestly say that after only a few days I'm starting to feel really good again. I've pretty much cleaned out the system thanks to all the water and veggies.

    My workout plan is getting back on track as well. Now has anyone tried shovelglove? I've read about it, years ago, but never really gave it a shot. It seems like a great tool to utilize and whats the best knot to tie for a rope to climb? I bought some rope and have the perfect tree in mind but want to make sure I use the right knot so I don't take a 30 foot plunge.
    Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

    Mary Pickford

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    Welcome back!

    Can't help you with the workout though.
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    Thanks. I am just trying to find as many creative ways to workout and take advantage of everything around me. I recruit for two hospitals and at the larger facility I work in the basement/dungeon. I've started to walk the 5 flights of stairs (2 at a time) 4-5 times a day when I'm there. Each time gets easier but that first few times nearly killed me, well not really but it was more taxing than I expected.

    Yesterday I actually started picking up the pace which has caught on with a few others in our Emergency Department. At first they thought it a little weird that someone in a shirt and tie would be literally running up the stairs but a few more have added it to their routine when they get a chance. I've also just had our backyard sprayed for mosquitos so now the family and I have started to do lunges, pull-ups, etc in the afternoons. It'll take a little time and effort but I'll get there.
    Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

    Mary Pickford

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