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  • All Done!

    All Done! This is such a wonderful feeling! I started training for this race in March and today was the very last training run.  A 5K.  3.1 miles.  It took me 25 minutes.  A PR for me, too!  My last 5K PR was 36 minutes, so this was a pretty substant...

    Posted on 7/23/2014 by MelisRunning | 6 Comments

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  • The Morality of Food...My Food Sin

    What is food? Baby don't hurt me. Don't hurt me. No more. It's this spiraling misconception about placing morality on an inanimate object. The good, bad, clean, junk food vortex. All the "don't eat after 6 pm because things and gremlins, all t...

    Posted on 7/23/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 6 Comments

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  • Loki: #1 Daughter Withdrawal

    #1 Daughter left to go back home to Colorado early this morning.  It was a sad time at our house…but, it was time to move on.  She is intelligent.  She is pretty. She is a very special person who will forever hold a place in my heart that cannot be s...

    Posted on 7/18/2014 by MelisRunning | 4 Comments

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  • Bod Pod Results

    Around a year ago, I had a Bod Pod test done in order to get a better understanding of my numbers - body fat %, lean muscle, BRM, etc.  You see, I was in the midst of trying to get diagnosed with my (assumed, later verified) metabolic issues and foun...

    Posted on 7/23/2014 by andeey | 5 Comments

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  • Erasing Emotional Eating - 10 steps

    Hi friends! As most of you know, I have been off of MFP for a while dealing with some personal things in my life and have been going through some hard stuff.  And during this time, sadly, all I wanted to do was eat for comfort and happiness.  And whe...

    Posted on 7/23/2014 by bregrig | 7 Comments

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  • Response to TOPIC: Early Birds who work out

    If you get up early to work out (4-6 am), what kind of music/shows do you listen to/watch? Today was my first 5 am workout and I had a hard time finding music to run to...my brain was still in quiet sleep mode and everything I tried to listen to seem...

    Posted on 7/23/2014 by yoovie | 9 Comments

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  • Transformation Tuesday

    I have been on MFP for 832 days.  That is about 2 years and 4 months.  My math skills are not what they should be, so those of you who are fussy about math can figure out exactly how long that is.  During my time on MFP, I have found some success in ...

    Posted on 7/22/2014 by MelisRunning | 11 Comments

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  • Happy Bunny Dance

    #1 Son bought a baby bunny about a year ago.  This bunny was the cutest little thing you have ever seen.  He was white with brown and black spots.  Adorable!  #1 Son christened the bunny, Loki. Over the course of the year, Loki grew.  A lot.  He outg...

    Posted on 7/17/2014 by MelisRunning | 15 Comments

    35 votes + -

  • Intuitive Blogging

    Labels we all like to give labels to ourselves. Labels are important and help to give people identity. I'm British, English and I live in Scotland. In fact I've lived in Scotland so long that maybe I'm Scottish? Errr No no matter what I'm not Scottis...

    Posted on 7/23/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 10 Comments

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  • Jamberry Party

    My sister had a Jamberry Party today. There are just the two of us, my sister and myself.  I am the older of the two.  No brothers.  We get along great...we are very close.  Not so much when we were growing up, though, but we have grown to appreciate...

    Posted on 7/19/2014 by MelisRunning | 12 Comments

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  • Too Old(?)

    So, today I got curious about the people running in my age division for this coming Saturday’s 50K.  I decided to check out the competition. The first thing I did was check the women in my age division (50-59) in the 100K.  The reason I did this was ...

    Posted on 7/20/2014 by MelisRunning | 13 Comments

    21 votes + -

  • Some rambling about speed...

    First of all, I want to tell everyone reading this that I have never been ''GOOD'' at anything in my life. -Academically I was good enough to get into a private school with tight admissions criterias, but I've always been middle of the class there.-I...

    Posted on 7/21/2014 by _Josee_ | 14 Comments

    11 votes + -

  • A Thought from the Backyard Bocce Court of Sad Grandpa

    I find that most people are too concerned about what others think and how they live their lives. When you have a thoughtful, informed  understanding of what is right for you and your circumstances, you don't need anyone else's blessing, approval or a...

    Posted on 7/22/2014 by Sad_Grandpa | 4 Comments

    16 votes + -

  • A few pins--- Do YOUR clothes fit?

     I bought the dress without getting a really good idea of how it should fit. All I had was a photo of exactly how it had look two years ago, when they had a size that fit me. I have gained a little weight in those two years. For better or worse most ...

    Posted on 7/22/2014 by oregonzoo | 5 Comments

    21 votes + -

  • My Tips on How to lose weight.;-)

    I've had a few people ask me recently how I lost my weight so below is my top 10 tips.  Get woken at 6am everyday by a Labrador who wants her Tummy rubbed. Get Woken at 7am by a Golden Retriever who wants to go to the toilet. Wear Flip flops or sande...

    Posted on 7/22/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 15 Comments

    24 votes + -

  • Millenials - Quote that Always Sticks W/Me

    Everytime I hear someone mention the youngest of age generation of this time, the millenials, I think of this quote, written by one of their own, and I see all the truth in it. Maybe I choose to see that entire generation through the lens of this quo...

    Posted on 7/22/2014 by yoovie | 15 Comments

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     like a rooster.  but quietly.back yard yoga.  or what I think of as yoga.  I don't know squat about yoga.  I just do it.  when I put words to it, I think of it as a moving meditation.  I move the bod - gently, for it is oooold - loosening up from he...

    Posted on 7/22/2014 by bwallace2012 | 11 Comments

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  • The Spreadsheet Man vs MFP

    to the loudmouths in the general MFPopulation that are screaming that the spreadsheet man is a child who needs to grow up and learn to communicate: This poor guy tracked a pattern in his relationship so he could bring up a problem to his wife. He cam...

    Posted on 7/22/2014 by yoovie | 16 Comments

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  • Things I Like About Myself

    Yesterday I was asked about the things that I like about myself after talking about the things that I hate.  After naming 2-3 things, I was asked to think about it harder and make a list as things came to me.  It isn't always easy to see yourself in ...

    Posted on 7/22/2014 by wheird | 15 Comments

    28 votes + -

  • Cellulite and Hypocrisy

    I'm very human and, as such, am prone to a bit of hypocrisy.  It was particularly glaring yesterday when I tried on my new bathing suit, which is probably the skimpiest bathing suit I've ever owned.  I've made a ton of progress.  I've lost 44 lbs.  S...

    Posted on 7/22/2014 by ILiftHeavyAcrylics | 44 Comments

    62 votes + -