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Photo by Peter Read Miller/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images
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The “Spartacus” Workout Kicked My Butt

If you've been reading my blog then you know I've been on a workout routine for the last month and a half now. When I started I was 242 lbs. and now I'm 225...

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(Photo by Zoran Milich/Getty Images)
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If You Work Out Less You Get Stronger Faster

I know it seems counter-intuitive but I've found that more days between workouts is more effective than working out the same muscle group every other or even every third day. Our company provides us with memberships to Billings Athletic Club and I've been taking advantage.

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(Photo by John Dominis//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
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Friends Don’t Torture Friends Trying To Lose Weight

In the continuing drama of me trying to get in better shape I'm now down to 233 lbs. from a high of 244 right after Christmas. For reference I'm 6'2"...

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(Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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People Trying To Lose Weight Need Your Support

As I've mentioned on this blog I've been working out for 16 straight days now. While I have the occasional 3 beer night I've been pretty good to watch what I've been eating...

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(Photo by Yvonne Hemsey/Getty Images)
(Photo by Yvonne Hemsey/Getty Images)
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I Sure Hope I Never Hear The Words “Prostate Exam” Again For The Rest Of My Life

I went to Billings Clinic for my first visit with my new doctor. He was very professional and very thorough... perhaps too thorough :-) He said "at some point we'll need to do a prostate exam"...

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United Kingdom.  (Photo by Felix Kunze/Redferns)
United Kingdom. (Photo by Felix Kunze/Redferns)
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Not All Green Smoothies Taste The Same

So if you've been reading this blog you know I've been working out like a fiend during the last week. I've been eating healthier (ice cream and cookies have always been my downfall) and cut my daily average calorie count to about 1600.

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Children of Obese Moms May Die Sooner From Cardiovascular Disease

The warning signs of a potential epidemic in heart disease are becoming more evident, new research showing that moms who are very heavy during pregnancy may be saddling their children with more than just a few extra pounds.

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A ground squirrel in Florida was infected with the bacteria that causes the plague.
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Ground Squirrel in California Tests Positive for Plague, Forces Closure of Campgrounds in Los Angeles

A dead squirrel found in Los Angeles County tested positive for bubonic plague, forcing the closure of all nearby campgrounds.

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Chancedite, Flickr
Chancedite, Flickr
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Obesity Huge Issue For Kids-No Pun Intended!

I saw a kid yesterday when I was out running some errands. I had to get some stuff and saw a kid that used to play basketball for me when I was coaching.

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Dr. Ciampi
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Doctor Revolutionizes Healthcare By No Longer Accepting Insurance

Dr. Michael Ciampi may very well be a hero for our times.

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Bike, Walk, Bus Week Next Week In Billings

Next week (May 13th-15th) you can ride free with your bike on the Met Transit line! The City of Billings Met Transit buses will provide FREE bus service on all routes if you ride your bike during Bike Walk Bus Week

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Paved Bicycle Trails Are Good For The Billings Economy

Many residents of Billings resent their tax dollars being used to construct paved bike paths. Some believe they are being built to someone’s idea of “greenhouse gas” requirements...

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