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  • Expecting Perfection?

    Are you expecting perfection? You're setting yourself up for failure. Yeah, you are. Perfectionists do exist, but perfection doesn't."Oh gosh, I went on such a binge yesterday! Never again!""I will log every day no matter what!""This is the last time...

    Posted on 8/06/2014 by AglaeaC | 9 Comments

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  • Small Victories

    This morning was kind of a big deal for me. I've been feeling a little blah cuz I haven't seen the results I wanted on the scale, on the tape measure, in my clothes or in my reflection. Every morning for months since I gained the extra weight (I was ...

    Posted on 8/20/2014 by AmyG1982 | 3 Comments

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  • Giving up a goal weight

      Back in June of 2013, when I was ultimately a noob on the loose with dreams in my heart and a wall tacked with motivational quotes and a fridge void of  ebils (that are no longer evil but in the beginning). 170 lbs, even after losing 20 lbs from gi...

    Posted on 8/20/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 10 Comments

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  • The Fault and The Power

    Every day, I see people at various points in their discovery of nutrition and fitness asking questions that are meaningless in the grand scheme of their goals. Goal: lose 50 lbs. TOPIC: When should I eat carbs so they don't turn into fat?Goal: get a ...

    Posted on 8/20/2014 by fivethreeone | 25 Comments

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  • Setting Him Free

    Things got worse, constantly worse. There was friction on a daily basis, I felt less like myself each day, week, and month until I disappeared in a way. I tried to keep us both above the surface, but he kept sinking more often. I was exhausted and th...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by AglaeaC | 22 Comments

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  • Discipline

      “Discipline is the instant willing obedience to all orders, respect for authority and teamwork.” During Marine Corps recruit training our Drill Instructors had us memorize and repeat a variety of sayings and important pieces of information. The de...

    Posted on 8/20/2014 by usmcmp | 14 Comments

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  • The Art of Balancing

    What I want to do is sometimes in direct conflict with what my brain tells me I should do.  You know the feeling.  I want to go swimming, but the lawn needs to be mowed.   I want to sit in the sun and read a book, but my dryer is buzzing for the umte...

    Posted on 8/20/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 13 Comments

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  • Unexpected Company

    This week is a “fall back week” in my training program for the Chicago Marathon.  This is the first real “Break” I’ve had since running the 50K three weeks ago.   It is my theory that the people who develop these training programs really do not have...

    Posted on 8/18/2014 by MelisRunning | 5 Comments

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  • My Life

    I don't need you to worry for me cause I'm alrightI don't want you to tell me it's time to come homeI don't care what you say anymore, this is my lifeGo ahead with your own life and leave me aloneI never said you had to offer me a second chanceI neve...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by LostLifter | 12 Comments

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  • The Running Dead

    It has been a good while since I've written anything, so I figured now was the time.  Life kind of gave me the finger in the way of an injury and being the stubborn person I am, I just made it worse.It started back in June.  I finished a six mile run...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by scottyg70 | 8 Comments

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  • The girl in the mirror

    Body image...it's my Achilles' Heel.  I remember watching this episode of "What Not To Wear" once. The lady they were making over had recently lost a significant amount of weight and her clothing was not only outdated - it was also about five sizes t...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by glowgirl14 | 18 Comments

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  • Healing analogy

    I am a fan of analogy... it helps me connect the dots to things I may not have been able to connect before, and it works for a lot of people. I came up with an analogy today that I would like to share...  As I think that as humans, we could all do to...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by MireyGal76 | 12 Comments

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  • Listen...

    On Saturday night, my husband and I wondered how a friend of ours, Henry, was doing. Henry owned our local pub before he sold it last Spring, and he also owned and operated a gas station in our neighborhood. We hadn't seen his car in a while.I sent H...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by futuresize8 | 6 Comments

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  • Response to TOPIC: Guys - girls who are "normal" sized or have a belly?

    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/1404681-guys-girls-who-are-normal-sized-or-have-a-bellySo I've been dieting for 2 months now and have dropped 10 lbs. I'm 139 lbs now and 5'6'' tall. I have skinny legs and arms, but I tend to carry my weight i...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by yoovie | 11 Comments

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  • Calories always count but that doesn't always mean you need to count them

    From the BI Facebook page... join the discussion here.-----Many of my clients are calorie counters. Admittedly, as a coach, it does make my job easier. A lack of progress almost always stems from the nutritional side of the coin.And when progress is ...

    Posted on 8/18/2014 by stroutman81 | 11 Comments

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  • 66 days-Have a little faith in me

    I should be so lucky. I AM so lucky. Only 66 days left until my wedding. What I have is something wonderful. Perfect, no. I distinctly remember  a point when we started dating I said “well……I can end it now and I don’t get hurt” because I knew he w...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 13 Comments

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  • Progress pics...finally....crazy slow...but it's happening!

    ^ february 2012.   i may or may not be sucking it in.^ sept. 2012.  no progress.  double chin.^ DOUBLE CHIN DOUBLE CHIN DOUBLIN CHIN NO MUSCLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE^ may 2013.  oh HAI, muscles!  ^ yesterday (8/18/14)fat face?  gone!  muscle definition in ...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by soberlicious | 23 Comments

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  • The Power of Habit - Part 1: Why Habits Matter

    When I started out on MFP, one of my foundational principles was that I wanted to make long term changes that stuck. We all know the usual drill of good intentioned resolutions - people make big changes but frequently lose focus and revert back to ol...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by ihad | 15 Comments

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  • The Incredible League of MFP Heroes

    MFP is an incredible place and people seem to have these amazing superpowers. All the superpowers we could form a league of weightloss comic book heroesWe have the Masked Photocaloriecounter there seems to be a lot of people  with this power. The abi...

    Posted on 8/17/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 9 Comments

    40 votes + -

  • Change of Season = New Health Goals

    Hi Pals, the end of summer is here, and it's a little depressing. I love the unstructured time. But to be successful, I do need that structure and once I get the kid back to school, I can get take back my own schedule and start working on better habi...

    Posted on 8/18/2014 by Robin1117 | 11 Comments

    19 votes + -