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  • Day 1

    I'm working on an art piece for my New Genre painting class.  We had to choose an activity to do for 30 minutes a day for 14 days in a row, documenting the process and immediate reaction.  The documentation will be the largest part of the work.  Ther...

    Posted on 4/27/2015 by Otterluv | 6 Comments

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  • First Half Ironman

    Where to begin?  What a day!  I'll gloss over all the dull stuff, went to the expo, it was pouring rain and storming, packet pick up, bike check in, eating all the food, blah blah blah.  Race morning.  The decision came in at 5 am that this race woul...

    Posted on 4/27/2015 by ZenInTexas | 16 Comments

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  • Genesis

    In the beginning there was iron. Iron and a fat kid with no self-esteem and all kinds of problems. Real problems. Imagined problems. Problems that I wouldn't come to even really own much less understand until I was well into my 30s. ...

    Posted on 4/26/2015 by SaintGiff | 12 Comments

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  • Letting Go of the Impossible

      The road to being healthy is paved with the tears and sweat of everyone who has traveled the miles before me. I have seen great triumphs and I have witnessed devastating failures.   It's such hard work and it certainly is not for the weak of spirit...

    Posted on 4/24/2015 by _SammieGirl_ | 21 Comments

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  • Passages

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecology_of_the_Rocky_Mountains When I was younger, I spent a fair amount of time in the Rocky Mountains wandering around in elevations between 12,000 and 14,000 feet above sea level.  I spent a fair amount of time abov...

    Posted on 4/23/2015 by forrl | 9 Comments

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  • Ode to Mud

    Ode to Mudby MireyGal76  Ooey Gooey Squishy WetMy first mud run I'll ne'er forgetDirty messy oozing funGOTTA DO ANOTHER ONE! Climbing hills and scaling wallsLots of slippy slimy fallsUnder tarps and under wireWHEN DO I GET TO PLAY WITH FIRE? Running ...

    Posted on 4/23/2015 by MireyGal76 | 9 Comments

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  • Congrats! You are a Chicken

    Congrats !  You are a Chicken. What? But I want to be an Eagle! What do you mean I'm a chicken? Oh - but you are a Fabulous chicken! Isn't that what you were going after? No. No! I want to be an Eagle, I've been working at being an Eagle. Do you see...

    Posted on 4/22/2015 by harlanJEN | 17 Comments

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  • Dear Friend...

    Dear Friend,  While we haven't met in person, your happiness is just as important to me as the happiness of friends who I see every day. And so, you've been struggling lately. And that's difficult to know...I don't like to think of you being in pa...

    Posted on 4/21/2015 by futuresize8 | 27 Comments

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  • Keep Going

    My son recently performed at the school talent show. With my wife's encouragement, he has started playing a musical instrument the past year, and he wanted to do a song that is a personal favorite of mine. One characteristic that is both a strength a...

    Posted on 4/21/2015 by ihad | 27 Comments

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  • Top 10 Memorable Moments From the 2015 Boston Marathon

    -1 Every race I work hard on thanking a certain group of people along the course. At first it was going to be woman with large chabungas, but I decided to make it US Military Police.-2 Food Mirages: I saw oranges and thought they were Hostess Twinkie...

    Posted on 4/20/2015 by dsjohndrow | 13 Comments

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  • It's Universal

    There is something called the sense of Universality,  the realization that you are not alone in your feelings and experiences.  It is truly humbling when you give into this.  We all live with some variation of shame, guilt, sadness, insecurity, and r...

    Posted on 4/20/2015 by S0vi | 15 Comments

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  • That little voice

    This is going to sound like a humble brag, but I want to state up front that it is not.Since we need to get serious about packing now for our upcoming move, I decided to start in my closet.  Last year, I had gone through all of my clothes and donated...

    Posted on 4/19/2015 by andeey | 19 Comments

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  • Three Trips: version 2. The Sky Cried

    The sun was hidden, clouds moved in. The charcoal sky the cold spring wind. Ocean beats against the shore. I found myself here once more. I fled, I ran, for a moment’s peace. My world behind, I left to go east. To find the sun. For proof of the...

    Posted on 4/19/2015 by downsizinghoss | 1 Comment

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  • Three Trips: version 3. I am the ocean

    I am the ocean. For all of my problems, I am energy. I control immense power. The physical and the emotional. I persist. Unstoppable. Each retreat followed by a new push. I am not something that needs to be loved or loathed. I exist and will be a...

    Posted on 4/19/2015 by downsizinghoss | 2 Comments

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  • Three Trips: version 1. Not seeing the light

    He pulls into the parking lot near the pier. A couple of cars sit randomly. Left behind for more appealing opportunities. Just over the dunes, he can hear what he came for. Hear the surf softly rocking the world as it sleeps. City trucks mill about ...

    Posted on 4/19/2015 by downsizinghoss | 2 Comments

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  • Waiting for the bus

    I'm a pesimist.Maybe I should say I was a pesimist. The last few years have been very rough for me, but slowly and very painfully I've came to realize everything is as good or as bad as I make it.  I haven't mastered that skill, but you can bet that ...

    Posted on 4/17/2015 by cardenalera | 20 Comments

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  • Warning - Folks with High Blood Pressure, please read

    Well, I found out today completely by accident, mind you, that apparently most ACE inhbitors, most beta blockers, and pretty much any basic traditional medication for high blood pressure may cause high blood potassium in those supplementing potassium...

    Posted on 4/16/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 21 Comments

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  • Mom

    I have struggled to find the words to share memories of my mother.  So much of recent memory is filled with the tales of a woman with a mind ravaged by a wretched disease.  And many years before that showed signs that her mind was not what it once wa...

    Posted on 4/16/2015 by Duck_Puddle | 76 Comments

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  • Break time over

    In case you missed my totally non-dramatic previous blog post, I took a break from MFP a bit ago.  Why?  Glad you asked.  Familiar with the phrase "it's not you, it's me"?  Well, that was it really.  A lot of hormone- and medicine-induced feelings ha...

    Posted on 4/16/2015 by andeey | 17 Comments

    49 votes + -

  • My Must Haves for Healthy Eating!

    Almond Milk (unsweetened) Organic baby Spinach (packed w Protein) I have w every meal even as garnish Kale Egglands Best Eggs Avocados Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Oatmeal (not instant) Lemons, Apples EXTRA Virgin Olive Oil (cold Pressed) or Coconut...

    Posted on 7/30/2014 by FabulousFantasticFifty | 10 Comments

    28 votes + -