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59 minutes ago

Do you think the other trees are inspired by his will to survive? • Just like the post says below, “life finds a way” • #Repost @misfithistory ・・・ Life finds a way. Along the shores of the Pacific Coast, in Washington State is the Kalaloch Tree. The tree hangs off the cliff side of Olympic National Park. The Kalaloch Tree is a Sitka spruce, the largest type of spruce — noted for both its towering height and its wide trunk, two characteristics that contribute to this tree’s mystery. The Kalaloch Tree survives with the absence of soil — clinging to its parting coastal bluff with its winding thick roots. Underneath the webbed roots of the Kalaloch Tree is the Tree Root Cave. Inside, a stream falls into the cave and flows out into the ocean preventing any soil or sediment from forming to nourish the roots of the tree. It’s baffled scientists for years who cannot land on an explanation not only for how this 300 year old tree survives but also produces vibrant greenery. So it’s been aptly nicknamed the “Tree of Life.” Oh and for you Twilight fans — yeah it’s ok to admit it — this is located just South of Forks in Washington State. Also this tree looks like I’m trying to put my kid in the bathtub. • #history #nature #naturelovers #tree #treeoflife #hiking #outdoors #hikingadventures #nationalpark #roadtrip #bucketlist #nevergiveup #travelphotography #outdoor #staycation #effort #life #hard #suffer #nature #wild #will #survive #fight #live #win #neverquit #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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15 hours ago

Happy thoughts going into next week. The real challenge is trust these days. It takes a physical and emotional effort to trust. It requires deliberate effort these days. • Trust those who have been there for you. Struggle for your friends. Suffer for your family. Careful not to confuse the two. • #mood #sunday #prep #smoke #relax #highthoughts #heart #feels #life #struggle #suffer #family #friends #kinder #gentler #stillanasshole #real #nature #nurture #grilling #chilling #trust #love #passion #intimacy #netflix #zeroismyfavoritenumber • Don’t message me about being sad or down. I’m fine. Actually bumping @jcolewrld doing meal prep feeling amazing. Thanks though.

74521
3 days ago

Rack Pulls: last set of 5x2 @ 300-ish lbs. • Focusing on form, foot placement and engaging my left glute. Which is basically worthless because of the last 10 years and wearing a socket. • Thinking about what weight I want to pull at #summerstrong this year. • #deadlift #deadlifttillimdead #dead #lift #sexy #work #practice #cantpreveryday #gym #oneleg #weightlifter #strongman #powerlifter #bro #backday #form #footplacement #washingtondc #challenge #effort #highlife #losingweight #manly #thursdaymotivation #thursday #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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4 days ago

Dead on, from my bro @derick_carver • “But I’m the asshole 🤷‍♂️ • It’s pretty well known I’m fairly direct, slightly abrasive or rough around the edges but I do care. My time is valuable and when it’s wasted or spent fruitlessly then it’s frustrating. • Don’t mistake a willingness to immediately resolve an issue with a love of conflict. Conflict is chaos and chaos must be controlled in your life. Unchecked chaos leads to stress and stress can significantly impacts your ability to enjoy life. • Sure my emotions are mine to control and I should allow people to influence my emotional well-being but got damn some of you try me.” • #perspective #effort #life #love #anger #hurt #discuss #family #friends #thursday #thoughts #think #relationships #friendships #people #society #public #patience #worth #selfworth #calm #happy #happiness #forever #self #chaos #stress #down #zeroismyfavoritenumber #repost @derick_carver

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4 days ago

But I’m the asshole 🤷‍♂️ • It’s pretty well known I’m fairly direct, slightly abrasive or rough around the edges but I do care. My time is valuable and when it’s wasted or spent fruitlessly then it’s frustrating. • Don’t mistake a willingness to immediately resolve an issue with a love of conflict. Conflict is chaos and chaos must be controlled in your life. Unchecked chaos leads to stress and stress can significantly impacts your ability to enjoy life. • Sure my emotions are mine to control and I shouldn’t allow people to influence my emotional well-being but got damn some of you try me. • #perspective #effort #life #love #anger #hurt #discuss #family #friends #thursday #thoughts #think #relationships #friendships #people #society #public #patience #worth #selfworth #calm #happy #happiness #forever #self #chaos #stress #down #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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4 days ago

I'm so proud of this man. For 9 years his life has been a series of ups and downs - but yet there he remains - fucking grinding. Setback after setback - surgery after surgery he still overcomes and he's in the best headspace I've ever seen him. Love you muscle bear... @derick_carver #recovery #walterreed #strong #strongman #onelegged #oneleg #america #rangerpanties #balance #pull #back #quad #ankle #smoke #muscles #flex #wednesday #wednesdaymotivation #amputee #veteran #osseointegration #power #neverquit #noexcuses #manup #manly #manshit #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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4 days ago

Did a some sled work, pulls and balance today. I fully expected to crush this exercise, especially with a light sled. • Video 1: Focused on speed. It was the first time I’ve ever done a 1 legged sled pull. It smoked my leg. I was breathing hard and in legitimate pain. Quad and ankle more specifically were passed off. • Video 2: Focused more on the pulls. Slower and more steady. Actually shaved a few seconds off the pull time. Felt less vomitity after. • Both weren’t fun but both were hard. This is my kind of physical therapy. Do hard sh!t. • #recovery #walterreed #strong #strongman #onelegged #oneleg #america #rangerpanties #balance #pull #back #quad #ankle #smoke #muscles #flex #wednesday #wednesdaymotivation #amputee #veteran #osseointegration #power #neverquit #noexcuses #manup #manly #manshit #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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5 days ago

Bar-to-baby pull ups were almost a thing in 2015 at the CrossFit Games. • Random day four or five years ago back in my CrossFit days. • #bartobabypullups #crossfit #baby #cute #fun #parenting #littlegirl #adorable #pullups #backday #lats #wide #functional #housewife #exercise #fitness #mom #dad #momfit #dadfit #notaparent #borrowed #safelyreturned #crossfitgames #event #workout #babynotincluded #laugh #zeroismyfavoritenumber • No babies were harmed. No need to call CPS. If you were legitimately concerned while watching this video then you are likely a helicopter parent and 90% responsible for why kids are such pussies these days. 👍

1.0k28
1 week ago

#sundayfunday was spent checking out myself in the gym. • Fast is wrapping up. You can see the progress in my quad. 6-8 days is my sweet spot. • Currently planning to maintain maybe leaning towards a slight calorie deficiency coming off current fast with upcoming surgery. • My daily focus isn’t my lift like it has been for the last 8 years. Physical therapy, doctor visits and developing a new routine have been my new battle. It’s a mental adjustment going from everything revolving around my 2 hour gym time to my recovery and doctors being my primary focus. • Anyone else add a new sport later in life (mid-30’s) that helped them out? I need some change but not going a CrossFit gym. • #leg #legday #quad #ham #hammy #hamstring #flex #pump #thick #thicc #manly #sweep #scar #boom #freedom #reaper #mario #bomb #skingraft #donor #thigh #gym #sunday #funday #beard #relaxing #treetruck #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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1 week ago

@derick_carver ・・・ The man pictured with me was my medic in Afghanistan, we called him Doc Werito. He was young, smart, capable, dedicated and cared. On 19JAN2010, be showed us how much he was willing to give. • Doc was middle-rear of the element when we were ambushed. 7 of the 8 hidden IED’s, daisy-chained together denoted blowing up the center of our formation. Immediately we suffered a MASCAL situation having 2 KIA and 9 WIA including myself. That’s when Doc went to work. • It’s not what you think when you get hit. You know it’s bad, you even ignore that it’s bad because you know you fill a role and that role needs to be done. Regardless. • That’s exactly what Doc did. Doc got up and immediately jumped into action. It was fucking beautiful. • He was moving, coordinating care, giving orders, assistance, reports, passing equipment and supplies. Moving from dead soldier to wounded soldier Doc was in a rhythm. Lives (including my own) were saved because of Doc Werito. A 20-nothing year old kid out there being a man and making sure my soldiers.....his soldiers were taken care. • After the site was secure and the wounded were MEDEVAC’d, Doc returned to the COP. Once there Doc was dropping his equipment when the adrenaline wore off. He collapsed and would have to be MEDEVAC’d himself. Doc had treated the wounded and secured the dead and walked off the objective with crushed vertebrae, nerve damage down his back and legs (forcing a cane to walk), TBI, PTSD and other blast trauma. It’s amazing and saved lives. • Americans like Doc Werito are why our country is where it is today. Men willing to sacrifice their existence so that others may live. I haven’t spoke to doc in years. Last time I saw him was at his wedding. I know he has a family and I hope he’s happy and found peace. I owe this man a lot and love him for what’s he’s done. Not only for me but for his country. • #medics #CIB #deserved #honor #respect #love #brother #family #blood #war #wounded #american #freedom #life #liberty #work #pursuitofhappiness #effort #thursdaythoughts #tbt #throwback #throwbackthursday #airborne #82ndairborne #2fury #ffts #inspirational #belegendary #zeroismyfavoritenumber • P

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1 week ago

The man pictured with me was my medic in Afghanistan, we called him Doc Werito. He was young, smart, capable, dedicated and cared. On 19JAN2010, be showed us how much he was willing to give. • Doc was middle-rear of the element when we were ambushed. 7 of the 8 hidden IED’s, daisy-chained together denoted blowing up the center of our formation. Immediately we suffered a MASCAL situation having 2 KIA and 9 WIA including myself. That’s when Doc went to work. • It’s not what you think when you get hit. You know it’s bad, you even ignore that it’s bad because you know you fill a role and that role needs to be done. Regardless. • That’s exactly what Doc did. Doc got up and immediately jumped into action. It was fucking beautiful. • He was moving, coordinating care, giving orders, assistance, reports, passing equipment and supplies. Moving from dead soldier to wounded soldier Doc was in a rhythm. Lives (including my own) were saved because of Doc Werito. A 20-nothing year old kid out there being a man and making sure my soldiers.....his soldiers were taken care. • After the site was secure and the wounded were MEDEVAC’d, Doc returned to the COP. Once there Doc was dropping his equipment when the adrenaline wore off. He collapsed and would have to be MEDEVAC’d himself. Doc had treated the wounded and secured the dead and walked off the objective with crushed vertebrae, nerve damage down his back and legs (forcing a cane to walk), TBI, PTSD and other blast trauma. It’s amazing and saved lives. • Americans like Doc Werito are why our country is where it is today. Men willing to sacrifice their existence so that others may live. I haven’t spoke to doc in years. Last time I saw him was at his wedding. I know he has a family and I hope he’s happy and found peace. I owe this man a lot and love him for what’s he’s done. Not only for me but for his country. • #medics #CIB #deserved #honor #respect #love #brother #family #blood #war #wounded #american #freedom #life #liberty #work #pursuitofhappiness #effort #thursdaythoughts #tbt #throwback #throwbackthursday #airborne #82ndairborne #2fury #ffts #inspirational #belegendary #zeroismyfavoritenumber • Picture from summer 2010

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1 week ago

Great news everyone!!!! I’M NOT DISABLED ANYMORE!!!!!!!!! • The government notified me I apparently, was not eligible for disability and had to repay all the benefits I fraudulently collected. • I don’t know.....I wish I could make this up. From my understanding soldiers accounts are being flagged do to the significant age discrepancy between our population and the typical population collecting similar benefits. • If the government is one thing it’s consistent. 👍 • #haterswillsayitsfake #legday #goodnews #newleg #grewback #miracle #science #technology #medical #doctor #surgery #nurse #veteran #va #hospital #amputee #operation #mylife #socialsecurity #medicare #medicaid #government #laugh #wtf #wednesday #onlyme #wednesdayselfie #fail #zeroismyfavoritenumber

1.6k126
1 week ago

Day 5 of 10 day fast. • Starting weight was around 196 currently 187 lbs and obviously shedded some inches. Not surprised this happened last time just seeing how it continues to play out. • This fast was a little more of a struggle getting to the halfway point but I’m going to blame hospital stress and being stupid busy. • Diet: 2-3 shakes a day. 1 shake with protein pre and post workout. Water intake is at least 1.5 gallons if not 2. • Training: I’m on a 6 day split, only lifting one body part a day. Lifts are around an hour. It’s a light to moderate weight for 4-5 sets of 12-15 reps with a drop set or burn out for the last set. Fasted cardio every morning. Usually 5-6k or 30 minutes depending on how I feel. Break a sweat but not dying. • Energy level is good. Thoughts of food only get noticeable at night before bed. Hunger isn’t an issue during the day. Mentally I feel good, physically I feel a little beat up from workouts but not enough to impact my day. • Mood is bad. Generally the same as before. I might be less engaging with strangers or people asking questions. • Keep sending questions. • #fast #fasting #mental #physical #effort #work #results #toughness #feelgood #pullups #back #backday #pump #lats #traps #thicc #pull #big #easy #disabled #skills #strength #fitness #lifestyle #research #learn #wide #zeroismyfavoritenumber • Using @masf_industries greens and multi. I’m not paid or sponsored just helping the masses. You’re welcome.

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1 week ago

Cruising through day 3 of the current fast. Planning on 10 days with my first meal off this fast being my 36th birthday dinner. • Training: Overall good. Still strong. Recovery between workouts is a little slower this time around. I dropped to one body part a day with no supplemental groups. No real strength loss. • Diet: Fasting with @masf_industries Greens and multi. I’m not sponsored and don’t make any money off of this. Just something I enjoy that pushes me, helps adjust my mental approach to somethings in my life and I feel good. • Misc: I’m not hungry just annoyed I can t eat. I assume this stems from personal stress and the lack of comfort food more than anything. It’s passed and hasn’t been as noticeable today. • Send questions, I go live daily to answer as many questions as possible......Oh yeah and I did 5 sets of max effort pulls up just to feel young again!!!!! and blew out my back. #justsaying #fast #fasting #mental #physical #effort #work #results #toughness #feelgood #pullups #back #backday #pump #lats #traps #thicc #pull #big #easy #disabled #skills #strength #fitness #lifestyle #research #learn #wide #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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2 weeks ago

Repost by @reposta.app "This kid wakes up everyday knowing they are different and life is hard. He doesn’t know about sympathy, empathy, pity or inspiration. He just knows he wants to walk." • Posted by @derick_carver • Forgive me if I don’t take your self heroizing story of overcoming some trivial obstacle in life that you intentionally hyped up to be a big deal for a self esteem bump seriously....especially when there are toddlers outworking you despite all your talk about dedication, love and the cause 👍🤷‍♂️😶 • That’s real life. This kid has the opportunity to be a hard individual. • #dontcomplicatelife #effort #work #winning #smallbattles #babysteps #itsoktolaugh #motivation #inspiration #disabled #amputee #birth #walking #walk #adapt #overcome #staythecourse #noexcuses #thursdaythoughts #kids #learn #grow #see #do #encourage #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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2 weeks ago

➡️Day 1 started for my next fast. It’s been a little longer than anticipated due to the operations and recovery. • ➡️Current weight- 195.2 (no leg) Essentially I’ve gained 2-3 pounds since my last fast in May. My recovery softened me up and my food has been planned but very flexible....meaning I’ve been eating like shit. • Current Routine: Am fasted cardio for 30 minutes, primarily rowing. 20 minutes each of dedicated stretching, meditation and working @trxtraining into my mornings. • Food will be none. I’ll have a protein shake (1 scoop pre and post workout) everyday I train. On non-training days there is no protein shake just greens. • I’ll drink @masf_industries greens as needed through the day. Shout out to @mitch_aguiar for introducing me to this. • Lifting will be adjusted for the fast. I’ll bring down the weight but up the volume to make up for difference and help prevent injuries or overtraining. • Sidebar- I’ll add that I fast for mental clarity and because it helps my body “reset”, not strictly for losing weight. I’m not a doctor, I’m not a nutritionist, I’m not even someone who cares about you, so take whatever I say with a grain of salt. That being said I am a professional and have been committed to fitness for over 15 years, just in case you were concerned. • Day 1 of 10, this fast will end on my 36th birthday so I have that to look forward to. • I’ll go live everyday, as will post q&a’s in my storyline. • Last week was a long and exhausting week. Physically, mentally and emotionally. It seems now time will handle the rest. This is my way of refocusing and remembering who the fuck I am....just a bro doing bro things with his bros. • #direct #abrasive #sarcastic #smartass #upfront #strong #intimidating #tattoos #muscles #thinninghair #athleticallypudgy #damaged #scars #funny #senseofhumor #fast #fitness #lift #weightloss #focus #effort #change #manly #bear #hair #pudgy #someassemblyrequired #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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2 weeks ago

It’s rare af but maybe happening more here in DC but I dressed up. • I had the opportunity to meet a lot of great people. Moving here has been nice because there are other disabled veterans. There is a small community of us that are plotting to takeover the world....or at help shape the message for veterans going forward. Service doesn’t end just because your out of the military. • Tie only last 25 minutes but I did my part. • #dressedup #cheese #awkward #uncomfortable #stuffy #hot #dripping #sweat #smile #friends #community #nonprofit #charity #veterans #post911 #wounded #combat #airborne #networking #washingtondc #education #emoloyee #outreach #vets #vetbros #afghanistan #iraq #zeroismyfavoritenumber

1.9k92
2 weeks ago

Wait until the end. Jesus touched me after this set. Almost saw the light. • Docs said nothing heavy and no deads but didn’t mention anything about rack dead pulls. • Me seeing Jesus had nothing to do with the doctors suggestion instead everything to do with sleep and food. • Just goes to show your body needs to be properly fueled for hard days. Drink water and eat. Body needs it. • #easylife #push #pull #deadlift #disabled #onelegged #rackpulls #backday #rackcity #smith #light #easy #relaxing #leg #hop #jesus #thelight #pearlygates #wobble #dontlookup #recovery #surgery #weights #move #therapy #walk #osseointegration #walterreed #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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2 weeks ago

I had a bad yesterday. I’m training more, eating more, cardio’ing more and generally busier. Add in that I slept like shit, personal life and everyday life shenanigans. All together it gets easier making excuses and skipping the basics. Skip the basics and destroy your routine. • Start writing down your excuses on why you didn’t do something today. Start prioritizing your time and learn to say no. • You can’t build strength without suffering. • #traps #nomice #routine #cardio #food #eat #lift #gym #gains #lifting #flex #sweat #sweaty #homegym #wednesday #wednesdaywisdom #thoughts #mood #beard #goodmorning #work #riseandshine #priorities #manly #nobaddays #effort #bear #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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2 weeks ago

How do you eat an elephant? • Looks easy but actually wasn’t fun. Physical therapy takes patience. It’s never fun doing simple, lightweight, remedial work but doesn’t mean it’s not important. • So much of the basics get pushed aside for the PR or the “monster lift” because that’s “what’s sexy”. Sadly people follow suit or believe that’s how gains or big lifts are made. People confuse personalities for athletes for experts. Be smart, find what works for you and don’t be afraid to start simple. • Anyways....back to my meal. • #hungry #elephant #recovery #amputee #work #effort #neverquit #noexcuses #physicaltherapy #combat #walterreed #patient #therapy #glutes #hammy #lowerback #workout #morning #daily #goals #tuesdaythoughts #tuesday #hospital #operation #osseointegration #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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3 weeks ago

There’s not much to say about this apart from the fact that this child is going to grow into one incredible individual! #beinspired - Cerberus-Strength.us - Repost from @teamsomeassemblyrequired "This kid wakes up everyday knowing they are different and life is hard. He doesn’t know about sympathy, empathy, pity or inspiration. He just knows he wants to walk." - #dontcomplicatelife #effort #work #winning #smallbattles #babysteps #itsoktolaugh #motivation #inspiration #disabled #amputee #birth #walking #walk #adapt #overcome #staythecourse #noexcuses #thursdaythoughts #kids #learn #grow #see #do #encourage #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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3 weeks ago

The next You want to cry about how bad you think your life is or How tough you think your life is..... ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️Posted @withrepost @derick_carver Forgive me if I don’t take your self heroizing story of overcoming some trivial obstacle in life that you intentionally hyped up to be a big deal for a self esteem bump seriously....especially when there are toddlers outworking you despite all your talk about dedication, love and the cause 👍🤷‍♂️😶 • This kid wakes up everyday knowing they are different and life is hard. He doesn’t know about sympathy, empathy, pity or inspiration. He just knows he wants to walk. • That’s real life. This kid has the opportunity to be a hard individual. • #dontcomplicatelife #effort #work #winning #smallbattles #babysteps #itsoktolaugh #motivation #inspiration #disabled #amputee #birth #walking #walk #adapt #overcome #staythecourse #noexcuses #thursdaythoughts #kids #learn #grow #see #do #encourage #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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3 weeks ago

Posted @withrepost @teamsomeassemblyrequired "This kid wakes up everyday knowing they are different and life is hard. He doesn’t know about sympathy, empathy, pity or inspiration. He just knows he wants to walk." • Posted by @derick_carver • Forgive me if I don’t take your self heroizing story of overcoming some trivial obstacle in life that you intentionally hyped up to be a big deal for a self esteem bump seriously....especially when there are toddlers outworking you despite all your talk about dedication, love and the cause 👍🤷‍♂️😶 • That’s real life. This kid has the opportunity to be a hard individual. • #dontcomplicatelife #effort #work #winning #smallbattles #babysteps #itsoktolaugh #motivation #inspiration #disabled #amputee #birth #walking #walk #adapt #overcome #staythecourse #noexcuses #thursdaythoughts #kids #learn #grow #see #do #encourage #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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3 weeks ago

There's nothing to say. Just feel it & let it affect you. Make you better. And especially read the comments below. #Repost @teamsomeassemblyrequired ( @get_repost ) ・・・ "This kid wakes up everyday knowing they are different and life is hard. He doesn’t know about sympathy, empathy, pity or inspiration. He just knows he wants to walk." • Posted by @derick_carver • Forgive me if I don’t take your self heroizing story of overcoming some trivial obstacle in life that you intentionally hyped up to be a big deal for a self esteem bump seriously....especially when there are toddlers outworking you despite all your talk about dedication, love and the cause 👍🤷‍♂️😶 • That’s real life. This kid has the opportunity to be a hard individual. • #dontcomplicatelife #effort #work #winning #smallbattles #babysteps #itsoktolaugh #motivation #inspiration #disabled #amputee #birth #walking #walk #adapt #overcome #staythecourse #noexcuses #thursdaythoughts #kids #learn #grow #see #do #encourage #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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3 weeks ago

Carver can be an asshole but you can’t deny his intelligence and perspective. The caption of this particular post is spot on how I feel about the mediocre people in life and especially on social media. I’m sorry I don’t find you impressive when there’s humans like this boy working towards the things you take for granted. Carver says it like no one else can. • #RepostPlus @derick_carver - - - - - - Forgive me if I don’t take your self heroizing story of overcoming some trivial obstacle in life that you intentionally hyped up to be a big deal for a self esteem bump seriously....especially when there are toddlers outworking you despite all your talk about dedication, love and the cause 👍🤷‍♂️😶 • This kid wakes up everyday knowing they are different and life is hard. He doesn’t know about sympathy, empathy, pity or inspiration. He just knows he wants to walk. • That’s real life. This kid has the opportunity to be a hard individual. • #dontcomplicatelife #effort #work #winning #smallbattles #babysteps #itsoktolaugh #motivation #inspiration #disabled #amputee #birth #walking #walk #adapt #overcome #staythecourse #noexcuses #thursdaythoughts #kids #learn #grow #see #do #encourage #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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3 weeks ago

"This kid wakes up everyday knowing they are different and life is hard. He doesn’t know about sympathy, empathy, pity or inspiration. He just knows he wants to walk." • Posted by @derick_carver • Forgive me if I don’t take your self heroizing story of overcoming some trivial obstacle in life that you intentionally hyped up to be a big deal for a self esteem bump seriously....especially when there are toddlers outworking you despite all your talk about dedication, love and the cause 👍🤷‍♂️😶 • That’s real life. This kid has the opportunity to be a hard individual. • #dontcomplicatelife #effort #work #winning #smallbattles #babysteps #itsoktolaugh #motivation #inspiration #disabled #amputee #birth #walking #walk #adapt #overcome #staythecourse #noexcuses #thursdaythoughts #kids #learn #grow #see #do #encourage #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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3 weeks ago

#tbt How old do you this stud is in the picture? • And you damn well you wore your dog tags all the time too. #haters • It’s weird looking at old pictures you can recall that day or moment. There was 3 Army bros, all in college, bunked up raging, bartending, bouncing or working in a food place just scraping by. We drank Natty, Busch or Icehouse because we were classy like that. • Thankful for the memories and sweet bro pictures. • #college #bro #smart #flex #dogtags #army #manly #university #midwest #hairline #hair #muscle #early #tanktop #thursday #throwback #michigan #easternmichiganuniversity #timex #kid #natty #beer #party #rage #life #old #zeroismyfavoritenumber

1.2k60
3 weeks ago

Days like today are why I appreciate my life’s randomness. • Lunch with @joelpatrick_1776 to fan boy over his truck before wondering into the @turningpointusa DC event thanks to Joel and @robsmithonline • Refreshing to see people active and concerned with the well being of our nation’s future. Everyone there was engaging and well spoken. • Makes me wonder why there’s so much conflict in solving simple problems? • #truck #manly #america #right #turningpointusa #washingtondc #conversation #youth #active #involved #responsible #stepup #work #wednesday #orange #4x4 #ford #lifted #flag #oldglory #social #yellowribbonfund #zeroismyfavoritenumber • ....also worth noting Joel’s mad driving skills with that monster in DC. #respect #noparking #allthelanes #merica

1.1k17
3 weeks ago

Suture removal! Swipe ➡️ for the video! • This isn’t really a big deal until they become in grown. Usually it’s a little pull and pinch less the start scraping skin back and off the sutures. • I have no idea how many sutures and staples I’ve had over the last 10 years but I know there was about 40 this time. • Hope everyone is having a better day than this! Crush Tuesday my friends. • #sutures #staples #stitches #doc #scars #hospital #life #surgery #operation #recovery #leg #amputee #combat #veteran #manly #washingtondc #yellowribbonfund #tuesdaythoughts #amputeeproblems #nara #northamericanrescue #medical #nurse #patient #smile #afghanistan #thanks #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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3 weeks ago

Do you think animals feel invincible at any point in their lives or do you think they just act and react? • Either way this deer probably thought he was home free right up until that tumble. • My old BC told me once, “you can do everything right and it will all still goes wrong. The enemy, a bush in this case, always has a say.” • That bush blue falconed that deer but the bear got to eat. All is right and the world goes round. • #nature #real #life #prey #bear #food #meat #chase #foodchain #survival #natural #almost #neverquit #noexcuses #apex #grizzly #grizzlybear #yogi #zeroismyfavoritenumber #Repost @thedarksideofnature ・・・ A fatal trip 📷: @natgeowild Grizzly bear chases down an elk calf #bear #bears #grizzlybears #elk #elkhunting #elks #onthehunt #thedarksideofnature

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3 weeks ago

The little things are harder but if you think everything through, embrace the suck and do work you’ll adapt and overcome. Small battles matter. • This chair is temporary for now but I’ll end up back in one eventually. Father time is a mofo so I’m learning some life lessons now. Next time you see someone in a chair take the opportunity to appreciate your legs. • And yes....this still counts as one trip. Two trips is for pussies. • #groceries #shopping #costco #flowers #fruit #nuts #strawberries #blueberries #grapes #apples #meat #chicken #mondaymood #motivation #effort #work #dbap #manup #manly #cart #disabled #yellowribbonfund #veteran #combat #jacked #tan #onetrip #gunbunny #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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4 weeks ago

The picture on the left is a visual representation of what Osseointgration is. ➡️You can see there is a metal rod inserted into the remaining femur then cemented in. I volunteered for this experimental (non FDA approved) operation to: 🔺Get better at walking, be more mobile 🔺Ditch the socket 🔺 Lay the ground work for people, more specifically the next round of combat amputees • This will allow me to: ‼️forego the use of a socket, the black carbon fiber portion of my previous leg set up ‼️make it easier/faster to pop on and off ‼️allow for a more natural walk and gait while being able to walk farther, longer and not worry about the temperature outside • These three changes are worth the 2 additional surgeries and 2-3 year recovery. • Yes there is an increased chance of infection or a chance of total failure of either the femur or rod. In the event of a catastrophe failure the best case would be me in a chair the rest of my life. Worst case is femur removal and in a chair the rest of my life. Nobody’s got time for that. • The pictures on the right are the result of the stage 1 surgery. Femur was hollowed our, metal rod inserted and cemented in. • Stage 2 is sept 10th timeframe (est) and will be the detaching and reattaching of all the muscles, tendons and ligaments in a more efficient location to assist with locomotion. • None of this is easy. All of it is painful. I will be relearning to walk for the 4th time in my life. Each time has been a challenge but hasn’t stopped me. This time won’t be any different. For now Osseointgration is the future. • I’m the Army’s latest edition of the $6 million man.....too bad they’ve spent $12 million and I’m still not done. • #experiment #guineapig #volunteer #walterreed #hospital #work #effort #challenge #surgery #operation #experimental #new #amputee #osseointegration #mondaymotivation #amputeeproblems #medical #medicine #modern #technology #cyborg #terminator #mylife #yellowribbonfund #veteran #army #combat #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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4 weeks ago

Road trip from DC ➡️ Jersey Shore ➡️ Bar Harbor then back home stopping in Boston for lunch tomorrow. • Let us know where to grab breakfast in Portland, ME and Lunch somewhere in between. • 10 hours in truck towing with @rogermathewsnj and still not there yet. • #roadtrip #weekend #nap #napping #thatguy #washingtondc #newjersey #maine #driving #passenger #freeloader #snacks #jacked #tan #bros #brolife #america #food #drinks #barharbor #boston #jerseyshore #flex #friday #traffic #waze #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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1 month ago

It’s not my fault and you might be upset by this but god damn I make that pink and blue look good. • Also a reduction of size has forced me to rethink what’s in my closet. Anything out there made for a 200 plus pound man with a 34 or smaller waist but one massive 1/2 thigh? • #tbt to Monday when I was with @yellowribbonfund annual golf outing raising money for disabled 9-11 veterans and caregivers. • #colorful #manyaf #masculine #amputee #wheelchair #thursday #charity #pink #blue #relaxing #scenery #washingtondc #fashion #strong #clothes #fit #athletic #sized #built #sizematters #beefy #lean #yellowribbonfund #yrf #charity #golf #swag #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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1 month ago

Not sure why I never thought to grill peaches before but OMG-WOW 😍🙌🏼🍑 Sprinkled with @mccormickspice cinnamon sugar makes them zero points and pure perfection 🤤 . . Swipe left for entire meal breakdown 👉🏼 . . #mommaonpoints #ww #weareww #wellnessthatworks #wwfreestyle #wwsisters #wwsisterhood #wwmoms #wwmomsquad #wwfoodie #wwfooddiary #wwmaintenance #wwlifetime #wwdinner #summertime #wwsupport #wwcommunity #wwfinds #wwideas #zeroismyfavoritenumber #wwsmartpoints #swipeleft

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1 month ago

#Repost @derick_carver with @get_repost ・・・ Website coming soon! In the meant time we would like to show this man some well earned #respect 🙌🏻🙌🏻🇺🇸🇺🇸 Doctors said take it easy in the gym”....so I did an arms day. • Honestly though this last surgery has taken a toll. My right leg hasn’t been used or pushed as much as I’m not walking. I’ve noticed the drop off in performance and making adjustments. • Stepping up my physical therapy and integrating more 1 legged work while lifting to help compensate. • #recovery #arms #chairlife #lift #biceps #pump #armsrace #curls #curlsforthegirls #rangerpanties #america #readmyshirt #vetbro #veteran #donttreadonme #lifting #disabled #gains #seated #standing #getaguywhocandoboth #flag #brolife #mondaymotivation #mcm #washingtondc #sunsoutgunsout #zeroismyfavoritenumber • Side eye

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1 month ago

Therapy sweat angel. It’s a new one for me. I’ve left sweat angels across the United States in countless gyms but none of made me think..... • This one was different. I wasn’t there for fun, I’m at Walter Reed doing what I have to do to get where I want. • As I’ve gotten older some would say my goals have gotten smaller. Truth is I’ve focused more and more on what actually makes me happy. • I’m not working out anymore to be a world champion, a disabled anything or even competitive. It’s been a monumental mental shift for me. I was always an instigator, talked a little shit to make it more real, more emotional but that’s not needed here. Truth is that only leads to failure in this game. This recovery is different. This recovery sets the stage more my next move. Until then.....I’m just focused on learning to walk for the fourth time after my 60th surgery in September. • It’s hard to explain but of all the sweat angels I’ve ever made this one made me think. • #sweatangel #therapy #reallife #walking #recovery #bebetter #walk #osseointegration #48 #aka #amputee #deepv #sweat #angel #work #effort #rehab #wounded #physicaltherapy #combat #yrf #thestruggle #wednesday #humpday #yellowribbonfund #different #experimental #volunteer #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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1 month ago

This is my Friday night and I’m not mad. • I’m still adjusting to “city” cooking. My “roast” technique is almost spot on. ❌This tenderloin was slightly over cooked but still amazing. • Easy to make and covers 2-3 meals for me: ▪️3.5 lbs of beef tenderloin ▪️Rub on extra virgin olive oil Spice to taste ▪️I personally love the spices crisping up so I tend to be liberal with them. If you’re a hard core “meat lover” then you’d probably be fine with just salt and pepper. My list: ✔️Garlic mince ✔️Black pepper and sea salt ✔️Garlic salt ✔️Basil ✔️Oregano Place in air fryer with at 400 degrees for 18-22 minutes then flip tenderloin and repeat. ▪️Check temperature periodically after flip to ensure you don’t over or under cook • Disclaimers ✖️I prefer to sear this in a cast iron pan before roasting but the fire alarms continuous go off. Neighbors were politely pissed ✖️City life has me currently using an air fryer to cook this. It’s amazing but not traditional, “meat lovers” will tell me I’m ruining a good cut. ✖️You can guess how I feel about their thoughts • ➡️Do what you have to, to be healthy and enjoy yourself.⬅️ • #meat #meatlover #tenderloin #beef #beefy #mediumwell #accident #good #citycooking #farmfresh #farmerfriend @sandrakaymiller #thankyou #food #eat #life #vegan #protectplants #cow #ranchers #fridaynight #lit #oldman #effort #delicious #grill #roast #sear #manly #zeroismyfavoritenumber • If you don’t have an air fryer, use your oven. ▪️set to 400 degrees ▪️place oven safe metal rack on a cookie sheet so roast is elevated off pan ▪️cook to desired temperature typically 40-50 minutes should cover it Air fryer is worth the investment. Hard to achieve the “crispy” crust without searing tenderloin first

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1 month ago

Good morninggggg laundry!!! • The best part about BECOMING a morning person, and yes you become a morning person, is you can literally get all of your bitch work done early. This leaves the afternoon and evening for important things. • What are the important things? 🔸Free time 🔹Quiet 🔸Focus 🔹Peace 🔸A break All when you need each the most. • Obviously there are health benefits depending on how you use the time. ✔️Fasted cardio sucks and will beat you up mentally for the first week but it becomes a vital part of your day. Same can be true for lifting. • ◾️I trade that extra hour of sleeping in to do laundry, daily prep, straighten up and plan out the rest of the day. ◽️What I get is free time in the afternoons and evenings when my friends, family are typically free. I can hit the gym early or late, schedule appointments etc. • I’m sure you all of you have the same excuses I had before I “became” a morning person. You don’t have to do it all at once. 🔜Try just waking 15 minutes earlier every week for a month to reach your hour goal. You aren’t going to wake a new person but it will help you take a step in becoming that person. • #protip #brotip #wheelchairlife #housework #househusband #domesticated #manly #manlyaf #beard #men #husbandmaterial #cooks #cleans #likeaboss #masculine #folding #clothes #clean #bulky #bear #musclebear #strong #recovery #flexfriday #tgif #weekend #vibes #goodmorning #zeroismyfavoritenumber • *Folding is the worst

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1 month ago

#mopvideochallenge ‼️ • Submission by @ablash with a strong “shotgun start” but the best part of the video is at the 45 second mark. • Side note: this is my sister in law. This is even funnier because we give her a hard time about being a housewife. Amanda gets a lot of shit from T and I but she’s a good mom, decent wife and obviously has moves. What more could you want? • So all kidding aside, this one is for the housewives just trying to make the day a little more entertaining‼️ • #housewifelife #stayathomemom #mop #mopping #clean #doit #mopharderthanme #whynot #country #music #nextlevel #gameon #housekeeping #swiffer #shotgun #housework #duty #germs #bacteria #newphew #kids #what #wtf #lol #sorrynotsorry #instafamous #funny #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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1 month ago

Who’s your short friend? How tall are they? #Blastthem • This guy stood on his soapbox too long and got what he had coming.....that being said he’s not wrong? Why’s it matter so much? 🤷‍♂️ • Also short guys, when a chick ask how tall you are. Just ask her how much she weighs. #makesapoint #wordshurt #height #poorlittleguy #preach #amen #opps #shortpeopleproblems #mad #youmadbro #whohurtyou #why #soapbox #shortfuse #littlefirecracker #snapper #fireworks #angry #short #thestruggle #dating #bodypositive #shortish #funny #zeroismyfavoritenumber #repost @barstoolsports

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1 month ago

#wheelchairwednesday is back for the second week! #rant • I’ll be honest, transitioning from able bodied to an above the knee amputee (aka) was easier then the transition from an aka to a chair. Shout out to all the wheeled people out there. #nojoke • It seems obvious things are a little more difficult for people with disabilities. Most people can imagine how hard it generally is to be disabled. Not being able to walk, grab something, see, hear or speak all complicate simple everyday task causing them become daunting or even impossible. • To add to the seemingly overwhelming obstacles of the day you are constantly having to plan ahead. You have to anticipate stairs, elevators, parking, seating, the venue and the list goes on. We'll skip the part about being noticed or stared at once you get there. It’s not just inquisitive kids that have questions or comments. It’s a lot. The chair adds to that dynamic. • I’ve noticed all of this makes me less inclined to go out, try new things or even enjoy things I used to enjoy. (Next time you’re lifting look and see how accessible the gym is). It’s even demanded that I add a weekly goals to my routine. Simple everyday things that included taking public transportation, visiting museums and trying a new restaurants. All things most people do daily without thought or hesitation. That’s a learned confidence over time and exposure. Imagine resetting that at 26 or 35. It was definitely unexpected, especially for me to experience. #life #unexpected • Now I sit here and find myself missing my leg.....not the old-old one but the old one....the one that made me "famous". It was great even though it didn’t do much but it added a massive amount of convenience to my life that I took for granted. #hindsight • I’ll stop there at the risk of sounding like I’m bitching or feeling sorry for myself but it’s a reminder to be thankful for the problems you have. • #disabled #thoughts #think #feels #struggle #aintnobitch #mop #domesticated #moplikeaman #cleaning #flex #clean #maid #sorinex #manly #beard #househusband #skills #handicapped #normal #everyday #washingtondc #wednesdaywisdom #zeroismyfavoritenumber • Househusband in the making ♿️

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1 month ago

Doctors said take it easy in the gym”....so I did an arms day. • Honestly though this last surgery has taken a toll. My right leg hasn’t been used or pushed as much as I’m not walking. I’ve noticed the drop off in performance and making adjustments. • Stepping up my physical therapy and integrating more 1 legged work while lifting to help compensate. • #recovery #arms #chairlife #lift #biceps #pump #armsrace #curls #curlsforthegirls #rangerpanties #america #readmyshirt #vetbro #veteran #donttreadonme #lifting #disabled #gains #seated #standing #getaguywhocandoboth #flag #brolife #mondaymotivation #mcm #washingtondc #sunsoutgunsout #zeroismyfavoritenumber • Side eye

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1 month ago

F @ck yes! I get fresh flowers for my place every week. In fact, it’s one of the first things you should see walking in. Also brings the kitchen and living room together. • The red, white and blue was intentional because I’m not a communist or socialist and I love freedom. • #masculine #macho #toughguy #beast #warrior #tank #shitbrickhouse #monster #strong #manlyaf #male #alpha #typea #abrasive #big #direct #flowers #peace #calm #relaxing #fresh #weekly #littlethings #mood #setting #chill #home #comfy #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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1 month ago

Reposted from @derick_carver - At some point you have to stop blaming what is happening to you and start blaming yourself for how you’re reacting to what is happening to you.....you could also just be a shitty person. • That’s on you. Grow today. • #growtoday #bebetter #monday #belessshitty #life #morning #goodmorning #breakfast #fitspiration #newday #work #effort #nice #smile #excuses #noexcuses #staythecourse #bamf #growth #healthy #happy #luck #experience #fall #stand #belegendary #strong #weaknessisachoice #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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1 month ago

ᴍᴏɴᴅᴀʏ ᴍᴏᴛɪᴠᴀᴛɪᴏɴ! ᴘʟᴇᴀsᴇ ᴅᴏɴ'ᴛ ʙᴇ ᴀ sʜɪᴛᴛʏ ᴘᴇʀsᴏɴ ᴛᴏᴅᴀʏ ᴏʀ ᴀɴʏ ᴅᴀʏ. ‼💯 #Repost @derick_carver ( @get_repost ) ・・・ • That’s on you. Grow today. • #growtoday #bebetter #monday #belessshitty #life #morning #goodmorning #breakfast #fitspiration #newday #work #effort #nice #smile #excuses #noexcuses #staythecourse #bamf #growth #healthy #happy #luck #experience #fall #stand #belegendary #strong #weaknessisachoice #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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1 month ago

Truth from @derick_carver Reposted from @derick_carver ( @get_regrann ) - At some point you have to stop blaming what is happening to you and start blaming yourself for how you’re reacting to what is happening to you.....you could also just be a shitty person. • That’s on you. Grow today. • #growtoday #bebetter #monday #belessshitty #life #morning #goodmorning #breakfast #fitspiration #newday #work #effort #nice #smile #excuses #noexcuses #staythecourse #bamf #growth #healthy #happy #luck #experience #fall #stand #belegendary #strong #weaknessisachoice #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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1 month ago

Today we are doing a #farmerfriday ! I’m not sure I’ve ever met a real farmer meaning someone that no shit lives, works and survives off of a farm. • Meet @sandrakaymiller she my farmer friend. She stopped by to visit and came bearing gifts. This week we have: 3 chickens 2 dozen eggs 8 lbs of tenderloin 4 lbs of ground beef 7 lbs of potatoes Bone broth Fresh blueberries, peppers, corn and garlic Ice cream!!!! F @cking farm fresh ice cream.....it was amazing. I’ll post the top in my storyline. • If you are fortunate enough to live next to a fresh market or near a farmer....go make friends. Locally sourced food, natural, organic and can’t get more fresh then cleaned the day before delivery. 🙌 • Swipe ➡️➡️➡️ to see the seared a roasted tenderloin from the other night. Going to step up my cooking game. • #fresh #farmer #farm #friends #lucky #farmerfriends #eggs #beef #chicken #bonebroth #farmfresh #organic #washingtondc #corn #icecream #blueberry #peppers #cooking #potato #garlic #grateful #food #delicious #body #supportsmallbusiness #familyowned #supportlocalfarms #bebetter #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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1 month ago

Something to think about. When I was deployed in 2003, we had a Mass Casualty situation happen and all our units got a call for blood donors. Being O+, three people found me and asked me if I was willing to go and donate for the incoming personnel. They had bags on the guys coming in, but in case they ran low they would direct line me into someone. The first thing that came to my mind was the movie Hot Shots. In the scene toward the end where they did the same thing and deflated the transfer guy. Made me chuckle as I walked down to the hospital. Darkish humor/ comedy is what got you by. Reposted from @derick_carver - @justin.lascek is a new friend at Walter Reed. He’s a grouper and a double BK....which technically makes him a papercut but he lifts so we can be friends. • His post the other day resonated with me. I remember a tourniquet on every limb and was told I received 52 blood transfusions and 5 plasma transfusions before I was stateside. The doctors joked I more British blood in me at one point then my own. • I’m not going to guilt trip anyone into giving blood but simply highlight the importance of taking a few minutes every couple of months to give it. • Justin is #Repost @justin.lascek ・・・ Not too long ago in a far away land, some amazing people kept me alive. The first picture shows the donor bags and other blood products I received. The second shows complete strangers lining up to give their blood for my sake. Never have I felt more grateful and proud of United States service members. Nothing is better than blood for a critical trauma patient. Consider donating in your local area, because facilities always need it. #blood #bloodtransfusion #transfusion #DOL @northamericanrescue • Cliff notes: go follow @justin.lascek and @northamericanrescue for more. • #soldier #wounded #trauma #emergency #care #combat #blood #life #rescue #save #help #blood #give #goveblood #savealife #bemorehuman #facts #fight #wednesdaywisdom #wisdom #charity #zeroismyfavoritenumber - #regrann

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1 month ago

@justin.lascek is a new friend at Walter Reed. He’s a grouper and a double BK....which technically makes him a papercut but he lifts so we can be friends. • His post the other day resonated with me. I remember a tourniquet on every limb and was told I received 52 blood transfusions and 5 plasma transfusions before I was stateside. The doctors joked I more British blood in me at one point then my own. • I’m not going to guilt trip anyone into giving blood but simply highlight the importance of taking a few minutes every couple of months to give it. • Justin is #Repost @justin.lascek ・・・ Not too long ago in a far away land, some amazing people kept me alive. The first picture shows the donor bags and other blood products I received. The second shows complete strangers lining up to give their blood for my sake. Never have I felt more grateful and proud of United States service members. Nothing is better than blood for a critical trauma patient. Consider donating in your local area, because facilities always need it. #blood #bloodtransfusion #transfusion #DOL @northamericanrescue • Cliff notes: go follow @justin.lascek and @northamericanrescue for more. • #soldier #wounded #trauma #emergency #care #combat #blood #life #rescue #save #help #blood #give #goveblood #savealife #bemorehuman #facts #fight #wednesdaywisdom #wisdom #charity #zeroismyfavoritenumber

2.0k62
1 month ago

It’s struggle being in a chair for me. I’ve always admired the effort and patience required to be in chair. I’ve spent the last 9 years fighting complacency, poor health and mental blocks to avoid the enviably of a chair in my life. This isn’t the same. This waiting period makes it hard not to feel sorry for myself.......but momma didn’t raise no bitch. #mentalgame • He’s to my wheelchair and my momma! • Pro tip: Take a daily selfie to track progress. Doesn’t help the early on but as time goes you see the subtle changes more. It’s something small, kind of douchy but definitely helps. • For now I’ll keep my shirt on but once I start to find that balance between recovery and training. I’ll be back to fasting and flexing. #shameless #mom #photobomb #deep #thought #think #leg #single #deadcember #deadcember #home #yrf #house #washingtondc #city #cripple #wheelchair #lovehate #love #hate #recovery #walterreed #pain #nub #nublove #effort #work #zeroismyfavoritenumber

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1 month ago

Happy 1st day of Summer! ☀️ One of my favorite summertime sandwiches is my zero point chicken salad! 🙌🏼 I always keep this handy for low point lunches/snacks when I’m planning for “high point dinner” 😍 . . I don’t really measure out the ingredients, I just add and taste but it’s roughly 4 cups of chicken, 1/2 cup of plain non-fat Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup dill relish with the juice, and chopped celery. The more dill pickle juice you add the less “yogurt taste” so just add and taste 👍🏼 I also sprinkle Lawry’s seasoning salt until it’s just right! . . Paired with @saraleebread 45 cal bread (2 slices for 2 pts) . . #mommaonpoints #ww #weareww #wwfreestyle #wwmoms #wwmomsquad #wwsisters #wwsisterhood #wwmaintenance #wwlifetime #wwrecipes #wwideas #wwfinds #wwfoodie #wwfooddiary #wwlunch #wwsnack #wwigfamily #wwinstafam #wwlife #chickensalad #zeroismyfavoritenumber #wwsmartpoints #lowpointmeals #firstdayofsummer

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