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Black Dog and Me – Life With Depression

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I’ve spent over 23 years dealing with soul crushing depression. It started in 1994, and has now been affecting me for nearly 2/3rds of my life. It sucks. There have been major advances in pharmaceuticals, and yet there is no cure. Only long term treatment. Combined with undiagnosed Obstructed Sleep Apnea, and I tended to […]

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Product Review: Vega Clean Protein Chocolate

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Since I started the new weight-loss and fitness lifestyle, I tend to try new protein powders to make smoothies out of. My most recent adventure was with Vega Clean Protein Powder. Vega claims it’s product is non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, no artificial flavors, and no dairy or soy. Instead, it pulls its protein from pea, hemp, […]

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Vegan Garlic and Mushroom Marinara

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This weekend I made Autumn Calabrese‘s Fixate Marinara sauce for my vegetarian lasagna rolls. I enjoyed the flavor, and really enjoyed the fact that I could control the sodium content of what I was eating. However, I prefer garlic and mushroom red sauce. So I sat down and drafted a recipe based off of the […]

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Hard changes – Diet, Exercise, Fitness Week 1 Day 4 Thoughts.

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The hard changes for working towards a better physical life have been made. I’m trying to move forward and not be this shell of an obese person anymore. It’s going to take persistence, and effort on my part… and I’m 100% okay with that. I had a spark, I knew something needed to change, so […]

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Suicide Prevention PSA – Please Seek Help

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For music fans of a certain age, the last few months have been disastrous. It’s obviously old news by now that Soundgarden front-man Chris Cornell hanged himself in May. On June 19, 2017, Chester Bennington of the rock outfit Linkin Park went out the same way.  For each day they represent one of the over 117 […]

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Dinner Dice – A solution for “Nothing sounds good”

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Depression combined with Anxiety is a living hell. When both flair up at once, you can forget about getting anything accomplished. This includes basic self-care, like eating. There are times when everyone feels tired, and nothing sounds good. And sometimes there is just a level of apathy to make nothing seem desirable. Seeing a dear […]

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Food Plan 3/19 – 3/25

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Sunday, Tuesday: Breakfast: Cafe Mocha Protein Shake (6 ounces chilled coffee, scoop of protein powder, 6 ice cupes) Toasted english muffin with light butter Snack 1: 1 Hard boiled egg Lunch: Roast beef on Wheat (1 slice of bread, 1/2 tomato, 1 lettuce leaf, 1 Tbsp of Mayo) Tangerine 4 ounces of OJ or Apple […]

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Menu Plan 1-9-2017 to 1-14-2017

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Weekly meal plan coming at you (a couple days late, cause I have been super busy.) Breakfast: M/T/Th: Peanut Butter Chocolate and Strawberry shake W/F: Cafe Mocha Protein Shake with Toasted English Muffin Sat: Spinach and Mushroom Omelet with Goat Cheese Lunch: M/Th: Goat Cheese Salad T/Sat: Turkey Sandwich with Broccoli Spears W/F: Layered Black […]

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Vegetarian Pad Thai – Low Calorie Low Carb Dinner

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I found a great resource for the 21 Day Fix as a free companion cookbook at Days of Fitness. Sarah presents a Paleo Pad Thai dish in her cookbook.  My wife and I enjoyed the Pad Thai as prepared by her recipe. That said, we dedicated to doing a meatless Monday. I opted to try her […]

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Meal Plan December 26 – December 29

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Breakfasts Tuesday and Thursday: Cafe Mocha  Protein Shake (1 Red container) Wednesday and Friday: Chocolate Blueberry Protein Shake (1 Red, 1 Purple) on Wednesday w/ Almond Milk for 1 Yellow container AM Snacks: Tuesday: Hard Boiled Egg x2 (1 Red Container) Wednesday: Turkey Red Pepper Wraps (1 Red, 1 Green) Thursday: Apple and Peanut Butter […]

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