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    Gave up coffee for a year for medical reasons...

    Gave up coffee for a year for medical reasons (doctor's orders). It took about a month for me to fully adjust and feel ok. I initially cut down to 1 cup a day (rather than going cold turkey). I...
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    I'm on as dsm246. Mostly weightlifting and food...

    I'm on as dsm246. Mostly weightlifting and food with occasional photos of my cats.
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    Chicken and Rice soup with saltine crackers and...

    Chicken and Rice soup with saltine crackers and Oatmeal and bananas are my go to foods when my stomach acts up. I have some pretty bad gastritis that kicks in periodically b/c of some digestive...
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    LOL. Oly lifting terminology really is a mine...

    LOL. Oly lifting terminology really is a mine field.
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    At my age, i rarely plan or program in PR...

    At my age, i rarely plan or program in PR attempts anymore. Instead, I attempt a PR when I'm having a good lifting day and I think I might have one in the tank. For example, a week or so ago I was...
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    I've gone through a few trainer transitions. ...

    I've gone through a few trainer transitions. While initially they can be stressful I've found that I always end up benefiting from them in the end. They force me to stop and really re-assess my own...
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    I'm an interaction designer. Translation: I...

    I'm an interaction designer. Translation: I design the user interfaces for software products and websites/applications.
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    Yup. This was pretty much what I did too. I...

    Yup. This was pretty much what I did too. I led a 200 person kinship at one point. It was almost like a second job. I gained a lot of weight during that phase of my life. I eventually backed...
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    I love boots and leather jackets too! I've...

    I love boots and leather jackets too!

    I've realized that I pretty much only own boots and flip flops. I wear flip flops all spring and summer and transition to boots in the fall and winter. ...
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    When I first started motivation was something I...

    When I first started motivation was something I worried about a lot. Now that I've been doing this for a number of years I've realized you don't just need motivation you also need discipline. ...
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    I've never used gloves. I use chalk and/or...

    I've never used gloves. I use chalk and/or liquid grip when I lift. I also keep a pumice stone in the shower and give my hands a quick scrub with it each morning to keep the calluses in check. I...
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    +1 for the 7mm blue Rehbands.

    +1 for the 7mm blue Rehbands.
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    Thanks for posting an update. Was wondering how...

    Thanks for posting an update. Was wondering how things were going and if the cortisone helped. Sorry to hear things still aren't completely resolved. Are they planning on doing any tests to check...
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    Transitioned to primarily oly lifting a little...

    Transitioned to primarily oly lifting a little over a year ago. Definitely in it for performance gains these days and having so much fun!
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    Most of my gym floor peeves have already been...

    Most of my gym floor peeves have already been covered so I'll move on to locker room etiquette. People who leave their stuff all over the benches in the locker room then walk away make me crazy. ...
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    I cut down a pair of Everlast junior boxing hand...

    I cut down a pair of Everlast junior boxing hand wraps and use them as wrist wraps. I like that they provide support but don't feel constraining. I also have some rogue short wraps which I will...
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    My husband and I go to the gym together but each...

    My husband and I go to the gym together but each do our own thing while we are there. Going together does help us both stay consistent though. If one of us doesn't feel like going or is having a...
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    With regard to short term motivation: I've...

    With regard to short term motivation: I've always tried to have a few short term performance related goals in addition to any longer term transformational goals. These shorter term goals keep me...
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    I think I want to book my next vacation in your...

    I think I want to book my next vacation in your yard :-)

    Awesome job! Very very impressed with the craftsmanship.
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    Exactly the same here. And both happiness and...

    Exactly the same here. And both happiness and misery are infectious in relationships. If you are happy you spread that around and if you are miserable you spread that around too. I have always...
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