I Now Know I Must Make Serious Changes in My Life

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I Now Know I Must Make Serious Changes in My Life

Recently I went for a procedure which helps my doctor better understand what is going on inside my body.  At the beginning of 2018 I started having issues with my gut and it concerned me greatly.  The last thing I want or need at this point in my life is digestive issues complicating my already challenging health situation.

In May I had a colonoscopy performed and the results revealed I have polyps and inflammation and part of my diagnosis was Ulcerative Colitis.  The polyps were removed and the areas tatooed so they could be monitored as time progressed.  This most recent  procedure revealed I do not have UC which is a great thing, but it did reveal 10 new polyps which is a startling development for a 6 month period, with one being quite large.

Regardless of the polyp results I have made the decision to get my health under absolute control.  No more excuses.  No more delays.

I started by researching the exact types of foods I must eat to be the healthiest I can be and the types of food I am eliminating once and for all.  I have also began research on exercises I can do with MS and how to slowly build up to being strong and absolutely shred fat from my body.

I have made the decision that I am going to be the before-and-after photo I’ve seen online which means I am going to stick to a clean eating regimen void of sugars and junk food.  It means I will be committing to the most disciplined lifestyle I’ve ever lived.

I believe change happens in 2 different ways which are both dependent on one another.  First, one has a moment of realization to make definite change.  Some will call this a moment of clarity or a “come to Jesus meeting”; I had this experience.  It finally hit me that I eat too haphazardly.  I take my body for granted.  I take a lot of things for granted.

Following the moment of clarity the second part of change kicks in and that is the process of actual change.  This is the nut and bolts, the how, what and when.  This second part of the process is where most fail because it happens in inches, not miles.  Every day you make decisions and those decisions either help you progress or they move you back. Sometimes making a more beneficial decision doesn’t “feel” like it is impacting your life.  It is only after the accumulation of multiple beneficial decisions do we see the impact of our work.  And because the impact is not immediate, most people make the mistake of letting up.  They stop pushing forward.

I have had the moment of clarity and now I am developing my plan which began this past Wednesday.  I have implemented a daily 20 minute workout, which will progress to 45 minutes by the end of December.  I will be implementing a ton of green leafy veggies and some raw fruits, most raspberries and pears and replacing potatoes with sweet potatoes.  I am eliminating salad dressings, bread, sugar, tea and potatoes along with processed foods and the like.   I will also be mixing in some juicing using the NutriBullet.

My ultimate goal is to get to 10% body fat from my current percentage of 25.  I’m not going to focus so much on weight, but on measurements and progressing through my exercise regimen.

I am calling my new endeavor Project Me.

Hope all is well!

Danny

Let Me Ask You a Question – 12/8/18

Truven Health Analytics conducted a poll in which 75% of Americans stated they believe they eat healthy.  So why is obesity at near epidemic proportions?

My dog

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Hi it’s Mark and if it’s not me I’d be kind of scared.

So today I’m wrapping up the part about just clover.  But this was fun and I hope you enjoyed it.  So my cute puppy is doing pretty good and if you have a question just ask in the comments below.

I tried a couple of techniques that I found online and the one that worked the best was having your dog come to you.  Then get their attention and making him/her think that your gonna play with them.  Them having them sit and teaching them instead of playing with them.

Thanks for reading Mark.

I am showing you my dogs pet resume because it has a better pic of her.

Clover’s Pet resume

Joke will normally be down here.

Interesting factoid

Clover fur is black with a white patch under her chin

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Torn Between Two Lovers or Bohemian Rhapsody?

Sascha Darlington's Microcosm Explored

I am still plugging away on this story. Plugging away sounds kind of slow and plodding and that’s how I feel. As Florence moves away in time and memory (except for the fact that I heard her remnants were still threatening [no, no, bad Florence!]), maybe I’ll feel better about it all. And, maybe I can just write this story as if it had no relation to Florence whatsoever…….

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A Twin Flame Poetry #Love

K. Phoenix

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Two souls. Spiritual twins. Twin flames. Mirrors.

Two hearts beating as one, yet it feels like you have two hearts.

A feeling of home.

A love so intense.

Self love.

Oneness.

A wholeness.

Divine masculine.

Divine feminine.

A light that shines so bright, never dim.

Strength. Power. Energy.

Mind, body, soul, and spirit.

A feeling, a touch, a gaze, a taste, smell.

Magnetizing.

A rare soul connection.

More than lovers.

A beautiful love that is eternal.

—Pamela Hester

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Transformed: My Daughter’s Journey

All The Shoes I Wear

In A Word: Inspiring

It took 6 years after having my son for my memory to fade enough to have my daughter. 23 hrs of  labor is a strong deterrent.  My children were complete opposites. My son who was small, struggled to gain weight.  My daughter struggled with hers.

She was beautiful, smart, strong, a razor sharp wit and full of hilarity. She didn’t let her weight stop her from achieving whatever she dreamed.

By the age of 12, she could bench press 250 and she wanted to play football like her brother before her. She was one of the first girls to ever play boys football, having tried out, won her position as a starter on both offense and defense. She was also the first female to ever attend Razorback Football Camp at the university of Arkansas, Fayetteville at the insistance of famous coach, Houston Nutt who flew his…

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Don’t Always Get The L12

Zach’s Scope

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Hello again, today’s blog includes a little story about myself, as well as some sound life advice based on a recent experience of mine.

So let me start off by saying that, like most people, I am a HUGE fan of Chinese food. Fairly often my fiancée and I will indulge in the greasy and delicious goodness of the one decent Chinese restaurant in town. Every time it’s the same thing. I get a combination plate called the L12 and she gets the smaller #16.

Until recently, this has been the trend. L12 everytime without fail…. And then something miraculous happened. One night while ordering Chinese food, I made an impulse decision and ordered the chicken lo mein. I felt weird about going against the grain of my regular order, it almost felt wrong but once I tasted it, It was all over.

I think the main point here (at…

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Fit by 50 – Week 45: You Raise Me Up

The Purple Almond

This one will be brief. I just wanted to give an update and thank all of your for your support.

The reason for the brief post?

I’m finished with my current course, and I’d like to catch up on other things, I tend to let slide, when I’m taking a course. I’m at least 2 weeks behind on comments. I’d like to apologize for any delay in replies. I’m hoping to reply over the next few days. I’m even farther behind on blog reading. Hopefully, I’ll be catching up with that next week. I’m also behind on emails. I’ve gotten a few requests for guest posts on my blog, and I need to reply to these individuals. Not to mention, all of the things I need to do around my house!

Weigh in up date:

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This is my least favorite part, as I hate weighing myself, because it’s usually quite…

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BODY SHAMING, OUR NEW ENTERTAINMENT!

Candles Online

I remember watching this famous comedy show (The Kapil Sharma Show) on television.  It was all grand and pompous with celebrities adding to the glitter.  The host had an impeccable comic timing but one thing that never got down well with me (and seriously who cares 😀).  The host of the show would continuously take a dig at the fellow artists’ appearance. Calling them names like Fatso, Buffalo, hot air balloon, chimpanzee and what not. And he successfully managed to evoke gags from everyone present in the studio and those watching the Idiot box.  How sensible was that is my reservation?  And sadly bullying in the name of comedy or entertainment isn’t reserved for one odd show.  It’s omnipresent almost everywhere.

Movies, Tele serials, advertisements, social media – whatever the form of media or stage it is, body shaming is more and more increasingly used as an entertainment and a marketing…

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