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Show Of Hands January 21st, 2013 12:00am

Are you stronger and healthier than you were five years ago?

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greghmn
01/27/13 2:04 pm

Five years ago I had been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Definitely doing better since then. Blood sugars better, and I gained back the weight I had lost. I've even almost completely made up for the one to two year constitutional growth delay I suffered!

Melan
01/26/13 9:30 am

Only cause I was 10 5 years ago.

mklinsao
01/24/13 6:04 pm

Well...5 years ago, I was 12. I wanted to be a vampire, so I refused to sleep. I hardly ate anything, and I lost a ton of weight. I had bags under my eyes and wore black eyeliner to cover it up. Have my parents quite a fright, haha. So, yeah, I guess I'm healthier now. :)

ltsmith WV
01/23/13 4:28 pm

At my worst I was 99 pounds at 5 feet 9 inches

ltsmith WV
01/23/13 4:25 pm

Was diagnosed with Crohns disease two years ago. Been a struggle ever since. Lost weight and struggle to eat. I also had to stop playing hockey which hurt the most. Luckily I have been having luck with natural medicine and hopefully my answer to this question will change in the next year :)

iloveuall
01/22/13 7:04 pm

Ya but considering I'm 15 I'd be concerned to say otherwise!

TheHidenTruth
01/22/13 5:11 pm

Zod, I've notice your post all on show of hand and just wanted to say good job. All of post are really introspective and meaningful. Your making show of hands a better place. Thank you.

Lazis
01/22/13 1:30 pm

Yes, I am. Though that might have something to do with the fact that I was 10 five years ago...

Dandelyons
01/22/13 10:01 am

Considering I'm in bed with Chicken Pox......No.

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happylife
01/22/13 9:26 am

Here I thought that marathon in your screen name meant you worked in the oilfield????

okonheim
01/22/13 8:55 am

i dont think this question is particularly accurate cause were all at different phases oflife. i was early 20s now im late 20s.

chile safer than congress
01/22/13 5:24 am

So, either you're the one birthed them, or you have a severe phobia against the sight of kids while exercising.

bsweete
01/22/13 3:39 am

Much healthier. 5 yrs. ago I was still teaching public school, stressed to the Max. Now I am happier and I eat more whole foods.

toughmudder99 Texas
01/21/13 9:40 pm

Turning 30 a couple years ago really put my mortality into perspective for some reason, that spurred me to eat better and exercise more often. I feel better than ever. I'm very fortunate to have a good job and good family.

spudcash
01/21/13 9:32 pm

I started an experimental regiment of gamma pills 5 years ago. Does wonders for your strength but the side affects can leave me feeling green.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
01/21/13 9:30 pm

No, but hopefully I will be 5 years from now.

Sakura-chan Reading and Writing.
01/21/13 8:29 pm

Well, I lived in Indiana at the time an was sick half the time. So yes. Yes I am.

mstar1 Saint Cloud
01/21/13 8:27 pm

5 years ago I was 295 pounds and today I weigh 200 pounds exactly. I'm much better off now than I was then

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jakenator26
01/21/13 7:56 pm

Don't take your youth for granted kiddo. One day you'll be old and slow and not invincible (-:

dustyred14
01/21/13 7:42 pm

Poverty drug me to hell this year. Lost job, savings dried up and so did food. I'm 6 foot tall and weighed 118 pounds by the time I was able to find a new position. I still feel sick and will probably die 20 years early, which gives me just enough time to pay off student loans and enjoy none of it!

Jabes
01/21/13 7:19 pm

Easy! Four years sober :)

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veritas1 Panda
01/21/13 7:15 pm

Long distance running FTW

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banana29 The Wild, Wild World
01/21/13 7:13 pm

Much healthier! Five years ago I was a raging anorexic starving myself to death. After intensive hospitalization, therapy, and a ton of hard work, I'm a healthy weight and back home with my family.

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chickencookie Give me Liberty
01/21/13 7:04 pm

They suck and the treatments are all bad for you. Have had ra over 30 years. Terrible disease. I sympathize with you.

gramps
01/21/13 6:58 pm

Just older and wiser.

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spicysteve M14D SBS
01/21/13 6:51 pm

Government healthcare has improved my physical well being ten fold. (Sarcasm Alert)

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july475
01/21/13 6:48 pm

I had a very difficult pregnancy I gained a lot of weight my blood pressure went crazy and I swelled up slowly I'm getting to my normal size but it's taking awhile

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luvmygirls
01/21/13 6:48 pm

Goodness, hope you have a speedy recovery!

acctdele
01/21/13 6:30 pm

5 years ago I was 250 lbs and couldn't run, much less walk around the block. Today I vary between 185-190 lbs, ran 4 marathons and 8 half marathons last year and this year am training for a 50 miler and 100 miler.

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cduttwolf Middle Earth
01/21/13 6:08 pm

5 years ago I was not yet a teenager so...huh. Yeah.

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techkak north coast
01/21/13 6:06 pm

No, since last May the chronic kidney disease I've had for 10 years began getting rapidly worse. The week after Thanksgiving I started dialysis.

3acn
01/21/13 5:56 pm

Crap what were u doing?

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RayX quit
01/21/13 5:56 pm

I'm five years older - I guess that's a good thing.

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KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
01/21/13 5:54 pm

Up until about a year ago my health was in remission and I was able to get more exercise, so no definitely not.

RayX quit
01/21/13 5:54 pm

Count me in JLove, I'll include you in my prayers and hope for great things ahead. Stess sucks and can't lick you with all of us behind you.

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inge MIA
01/21/13 5:39 pm

It was. I had complications from hemochromatosis and mixing it unknowing with Tylenol thinking I had a bad flu caused acute liver failure. I was so young so no one really thought I was in danger until my eyes started rolling into the back of my head. I'm happy yu had such a caring friend Susan

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vbranger Hillary for Prison
01/21/13 5:30 pm

Stronger- physically, emotionally, mentally

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Redemption97
01/21/13 5:21 pm

Thanks haha

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effy
01/21/13 5:01 pm

Sadly no. Five years ago I was a beast who worked out a lot more. But I also eat healthier now, but weigh more. Need to combine both!

KatG Liberal in Ohio
01/21/13 5:01 pm

Yes. Five years ago, I was 34 and recovering from major back surgery. Today I'm healthy and mostly pain free!

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