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  1. Pylon

    Pylon's Journal - Drive to Five....ty.

    Dusting off the keyboard and the journal. Just turned 49, and I'm determined to hit 50 in great shape. Which I am not, as of now, in. I've built out a pretty decent home gym. I'll share pics as well, but I've got a legit squat rack, heavy bag, universal machine, treadmill, rower, and bike...
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    Roasted Cauliflower

    1 head of cauliflower 4 T olive oil 1 T salt Cut the cauliflower up into smallish pieces. Or buy precut if you are lazy and like paying extra. Also, just like broccoli, you can peel and slice the stems and include them. Drop it into a large bowl, add the oil and salt, toss to coat. Set...
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    Pylon's Journal v6 - Downhill Slope

    Funny, I looked back at v5 and realized not much changed since then. So here's the recap...again... "Maxed out a few years ago at 350. (The one pic in my gallery is from then.) Got down to 240. Got back up to 280 or so. Have been back and forth." Now that we have history behind us...
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    Pylon's Journal V5 - The Race to 40

    Hey kids... Been a while. More than a while, I guess. But here we are again. Quick review: Maxed out a few years ago at 350. (The one pic in my gallery is from then.) Got down to 240. Got back up to 280 or so. Have been back and forth. Slacking, yo. I turn 40 in December, though...
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    Mushroom and Kale Soup

    8 cloves garlic, sliced 2 lg bunches of Kale, washed, larger stems removed, chopped 3 cups assorted mushrooms, chopped 2 quarts vegetable broth 4 T sesame oil, divided 1 t red pepper flakes salt lemon juice Heat 2 T oil in soup pot, add pepper and garlic and stir until starts to brown. Add...
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    Fruit and Oat Scones

    A morning staple in our house... 3 oz whole wheat flour 3 1/2 oz unbleached AP flour 1 5/8 oz oat flour 1/4 c sugar 1/2 t baking powder 1/4 t baking soda 1/4 t salt 1 stick cold butter 1/2 each oats, dried fruit, chopped nuts 1 t vanilla 1/2 c buttermilk 1 egg 1/4 c milk or cream raw coarse...
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    Hey, I remember this place...

    So, yeah. Time passes. So be it. Anyway, little to tell. Slacked, but working my way back in. Dropped @ 15 lbs this year so far. (Had picked up more than that over the last year or so.) Still way over where I want to be. So anyway, missed you all. Sorry to have been gone so long. Will...
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    So many excuses, so little time....

    Hey all.... So, the new job is working out very well. I get feedback from people that I've never met that they've "heard good things" about me. Most of my life has become going to meetings, listening for a day or two, then telling them they are all idiots. Then they thank me and start getting...
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    Fresh Start

    OK...I've been slacking, but for good reasons. As you may remember from my earlier posts, I've been pretty unhappy at work. I had started looking around, and had a few interviews that were fairly promising. Well, the person who was running my department had decided that she didn't want me...
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    Body-builders pluck stranded car from ditch

    Talk about functional strength..... BERLIN (Reuters) - A group of 10 body-builders from a German gym took a break from their normal training routine to help a driver whose car was stuck in a ditch, police said on Monday. The men were training at the Explosives fitness studio in Bad...
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    ISO Instone Intake replacement

    It looks like they have taken these off the market. (I haven't looked for them for some time, so this is probably old news.) I really liked the taste and texture of both flavors. Any recommendations for a replacement? Looking for something that mixes well with water and thickens up nicely...
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    20 worst foods in America

    From Men's Health... The 20 Worst Foods in America: Men's Health.com
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    Mango Shrimp

    Had a request to share this one.... 4 tsp oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and minced 3/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp allspice 1/4 tsp ground cumin 1/8 tsp cinnamon 1 mango, peeled, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1/3 cup cider vinegar 2 tbsp...
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    So...Where Was I?

    Hey all. With everything going on with work, I've been distracted and a bit depressed, which means no gym time and less clean eating. (Not less eating, of course, just less clean.) Anyway, I've decided to hit the open market and look for a new home (work-wise, I mean). No rush, so I can...
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    Have You Seen Me Lately?

    Other than softball practice, haven't been doing anything at all worth mentioning. Diet has been absolute crap, no lifting, no cardio, and I have been purposefully avoiding the scale. Worst part is, I can feel the difference, and not in a good way. I still haven't shaken the cough all the...
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    Spring Training - Pylon's Journal V4.0

    OK, 8 weeks on the new plan to get ready for the season. Goals for this session: Drop 15 or more lbs. Decrease home to home time (once baseline is set) Strengthen core Improve explosiveness in lifting Maintain consistency in lifting Fix bike (when parts arrive), back to cardio min 5x/week...
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    Thanksgiving Dinner help

    I am in charge of the meal again, but would like to make it as healthy as possible (while still satisfying). I assume I'm not alone in this, right? OK, so where do we start? Turkey. Easy enough. Now what?
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    The Meltdown - Pylon's Journal V 3.1

    Ok, first run at this did not go very well, so I'm taking a fresh start. Sunday during football has always been the cheat day, so my intake has been higher, though I'm making an effort to stay away from extra sugar, even today. That kind of stuff seems to carry over more than anything else...
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    Thinking about catching a Yankees game

    Will be about 2 hours north of NYC, could make the trip down. No idea what the best route/method of getting there would be. Any help out there?
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    Chicken Salad

    Something for the warm afternoons.... 1.5lb chicken breast 2 T salt 1/4 c grapes, halved 1/4 chopped pecans, toasted 1/4 c NF yogurt 1/4 light mayo or miracle whip 1.5t curry powder 1 T lime juice Simmer chicken in water with salt for 15 min. Allow to cool, then dice fine or shred. In large...
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