The contest might be over, but that doesn't mean the journey to wellness is complete for the 2018 Fittest Loser contestants. They've all said from the start that the Fittest Loser wasn't just about the 12 weeks of competition or the pounds dropped from February to May. For these five, the contest has always been a way to jump-start a path to well-being that will last a lifetime. The contestants have seen extraordinary changes over the past few months, not only in their physical appearance, but how they view exercise, nutrition, and living a healthy lifestyle as well. With the official results in the books, the contestants shared the best parts of their journey, the hardest parts of the challenge, and what comes next.Chad Lowry Chad Lowry of Mount Prospect - Mark Black | Staff Photographer Before the Fittest Loser started, Chad Lowry said he felt that he "should lose weight" but didn't think he'd be able to stick to a plan long enough in order to shed all the pounds he needed … [Read more...] about Fittest Loser contestants reflect on the challenge; talk about what’s next
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WE know the Queen isn’t allowed to comment on political cock-ups but I bet Her Maj is FUMING about the Windrush scandal. Not only because of how monstrously unfair it all is, but also because the story came to light in the run-up to the Commonwealth heads of government meeting taking place on her doorstep in London. The Queen is passionate about the Commonwealth and I don’t believe it’s because she wants to cling on to an outdated idea of the British Empire. She has visited most of the Commonwealth nations and has a genuine concern for the wellbeing of the people who live there. The Windrush scandal will have upset her terribly and I am sure in private she has expressed her opinion to the Prime Minister and made her feelings abundantly clear. The Windrush generation came here from the Caribbean to help rebuild Britain after World War Two. Windrush was the ship that brought the first 492 Jamaican passengers in 1948 to seek a new life in … [Read more...] about I hope the Queen gave bum’s rush to idiots for Windrush debacle
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Steve Kornacki April 12, 2018 THE REFEREE HELD UP HIS HANDS a few inches apart, and the Ericsson Stadium faithful — what dozens of them remained — let out something meekly resembling a cheer. The visiting New England Patriots were just short of the marker, and now head coach Bill Belichick had a choice. It was fourth down and they were sitting at their own 45 yard line, with just inside of two minutes left, both in the game and in this dispiriting season. If nothing else, dignity was at stake here. The book said to punt. Instead, Belichick looked out at Drew Bledsoe and told his quarterback to stay on the field. Why not just put an end to it with one play here? On the CBS telecast, the announcers perked up. Advertisement “Belichick wants to roll the dice!” play-by-play man Don Criqui exclaimed.Bledsoe lined up … [Read more...] about What if Tom Brady had never stepped in for an injured Drew Bledsoe in 2001?
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Even though it’s been a year since her son died of a fentanyl overdose, Debra Trackman still thinks she’ll see him walking his dog, Clyde, down the street.“It’s harder now than when it first happened,” she said. “I still wait to see him walk the dog.”But she has the dog now. She took in the chocolate Lab mix, which looks more like a pit bull than a retriever, after Michael McKeen, 34, died Feb. 18, 2017.A month before he died, McKeen asked his mom to take care of Clyde if anything ever happened to him.“Michael was just covering Clyde in case he slipped up,” Trackman said. “It only takes one time to slip up with fentanyl and you’re done.”Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. Close 1 of 71 Buy Now PROVIDED Katelyn Marie Elwell, 18, of Mays Landing“She was a loving friend to everyone she … [Read more...] about A year after son’s overdose, mother speaks about ‘functioning’ addict
A new health and fitness company set up in Northampton and Kettering by one of the top 100 trainers in the world promises to help people lose a stone in six weeks by following its exercise, nutrition and coaching programme. Ruth Supple found out more . . . Former professional snooker player turned fitness entrepreneur Matt Sutton of Thrapston, Northamptonshire, believes people expect results when they are paying for personal training. But while he says many focus more on exercise, his new programme takes a more holistic approach and looks not only at fitness, but eating habits and - perhaps most crucially - someone’s mindset.Matt, 33, owns Lifestyle Performance Transformations (LPT), which runs lose a stone in six weeks and “mans-formation” programmes, from Lynn Wilson Centre at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club in Wantage Road, Northampton, and from the gym at Kettering Park Hotel. He says: “Personal training is not cheap and people want results from it, … [Read more...] about Health and fitness company promises to help people lose a stone in six weeks