Healthy & Grateful: The Shrinking Dad’s Story

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This is a guest post written by my college friend, Mike Franklin. Here are Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 of his story I looked through some of the old pictures of a smiling guy wearing stretched out 2XL shirts and realized that while I was happy — I … Continue reading

Three Triathlons & 74 Pounds Later: The Shrinking Dad’s Story

Tri Kiddo

This is a guest post written by my college friend, Mike Franklin. Here are Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3 of his story, and I hope you’ll come back next Friday for his final post! About 8 weeks later I started my racing season; three races in 8 weeks. I … Continue reading

How Cycling Helped Me Lose Weight: The Shrinking Dad’s Story

Covered Bridges Ride

This is a guest post written by my college friend, Mike Franklin. Here are Part 1 and Part 2 of his story, and I hope you’ll come back next Friday for Part 4! A large part of my weight loss and blood pressure dropping involved cycling. Not being from the … Continue reading

Weight Loss & Blood Pressure: The Shrinking Dad’s Story

Shrinking Dad

This is a guest post written by my college friend, Mike Franklin. You can read Part 1 of his story here, and I hope you’ll come back next Friday for Part 3! I was not new to the sport of triathlon at this point in my life. I had been … Continue reading

From Overweight to Triathlete: The Shrinking Dad’s Story

From Overweight to Triathlete: This Dad Got Healthy

This is a guest post written by my college friend, Mike Franklin. Come back next Friday for Part 2 in Mike’s story. My story doesn’t actually start at my heaviest weight. It begins way before that. Most of my life I have been “Big Mike”, at one point I had … Continue reading

There are Thin People in Missouri, Too

Friends, family members and coworkers warned me when I left New York City not to get fat moving home to the Midwest. I’d like to set the record straight about the Midwest being inactive and overweight. Day-to-day tasks in New York undoubtedly helped keep me fit and trim, but my … Continue reading

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