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Old 03-06-2009, 01:07 AM
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Default USA Today Article: Athletes make pitch for fitness funding.

From today's USA Today (5 March 2009) - in the Sports section, last page:
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Athletes make pitch for fitness funding

Should soccer cleats and baseball gloves be tax deductible? More than a dozen current and former athletes made that pitch to members of Congress on Wednesday in Washington, pressing for passage of legislation they say would help stem obesity in the USA.

The athletes, from nine-time Ultimate Fighting champion Matt Hughes to former NFL star Herschel Walker, lobbied lawmakers as part of a Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association initiative. In addition to the tax legislation, they pushed for more funding of a federal grant program for physical education classes and after-school programs in schools.

"I'm here as a professional athlete, and the biggest reason I'm here is I'm the father of three kids," said Hughes, 35, who decried the country's sedentary habits, saying, "Our lifestyle is just terrible."

Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., plans to introduce legislation that would make exercise expenses from sporting goods to gym memberships tax deductible as medical expenses.

"Regular physical activity remains the best preventive medicine we can prescribe," said Kind, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.
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yeah, we're a bunch of fat bodies. our food is so good and our entertainment is even better. that's a bad combo if we're to be eating more sensibly and staying active.
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As I sit here eating and reading the forums



Oh well, it's just Cajun salmon and broccoli



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yeah, we're a bunch of fat bodies. our food is so good and our entertainment is even better. that's a bad combo if we're to be eating more sensibly and staying active.
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Oh well, it's just Cajun salmon and broccoli
it's ok, it's not like you have melted butter or cheese on it.
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Little bit of butter, NO cheese. I'm not really a cheesy person
Of course I've about polished of a bottle of wine completely. Is that bad?



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it's ok, it's not like you have melted butter or cheese on it.
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:38 AM
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Little bit of butter, NO cheese. I'm not really a cheesy person
Of course I've about polished of a bottle of wine completely. Is that bad?
wine is fine unless you believe the article Danelle posted about it causing cancer

as for butter, it's ok too but don't expect to see your abs if you keep it up.
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:49 AM
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Oh well, it's just Cajun salmon and broccoli [/QUOTE]


did you make it? i dont do fish well, but that sounds good. O my sweet Michelle how did you prepair the meal???? i bet i got a smile out of that line...
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We ought to post some of our good, healthy recipes.

I like to put a little coarse sea salt and pepper or lemon pepper on my salmon and then sear it on the stove just for a couple of minutes (that helps to keep the white stuff from the natural oils that comes to the surface during baking from forming) and then bake at 325 for about 15/20minutes. Delicious!

I love to steam my broccoli 'til it's tender but not mushy and then put a little salt/pepper and just a little butter made with olive oil and Butter Buds. Yum!
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We had a recipe thread in the old forum woodshed. Go make a new one. We need it around here



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We ought to post some of our good, healthy recipes.

I like to put a little coarse sea salt and pepper or lemon pepper on my salmon and then sear it on the stove just for a couple of minutes (that helps to keep the white stuff from the natural oils that comes to the surface during baking from forming) and then bake at 325 for about 15/20minutes. Delicious!

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We ought to post some of our good, healthy recipes.

I like to put a little coarse sea salt and pepper or lemon pepper on my salmon and then sear it on the stove just for a couple of minutes (that helps to keep the white stuff from the natural oils that comes to the surface during baking from forming) and then bake at 325 for about 15/20minutes. Delicious!

I love to steam my broccoli 'til it's tender but not mushy and then put a little salt/pepper and just a little butter made with olive oil and Butter Buds. Yum!

mmmm....oh wait, i don't like fish either.
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