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  • Why I don't HAVE to dream

    I wrote a few days ago about how so many of my big dreams were in jeopardy. Things are uncertain and there is no clear resolution. Professionally, financially, physically, nothing is like I had hoped it would be. But then there are days like today. ...

    Posted on 4/19/2014 by downsizinghoss | 10 Comments

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    Today was my first 5k.  We thought it might not happen.  There was rain in the forecast and I injured my knee a couple of weeks ago.  But the rain held off and my knee cooperated.  We ended up going way too fast even though I tried to keep things slo...

    Posted on 4/19/2014 by ILiftHeavyAcrylics | 28 Comments

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  • Chocolate Coating

    I never thought I'd complain about having to eat too many calories, and I’m not really complaining I guess - BUT eating maintenance takes far more planning that eating at deficit ever did. What's with that? It's been a struggle to find them and it ha...

    Posted on 4/10/2014 by xX_PhoenixRising_Xx | 13 Comments

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  • Day 4 Round 2 - (Almost) back on track!

    Hello MFP/Internet! Time to get geared up and ready for another day! (I really want to go back to bed!) Yesterday was a productive day, I was under my calorie limit and I got a bonus workout thanks to my dog being a jerk (should have logged it crap...

    Posted on 4/18/2014 by cjanaro | 4 Comments

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  • Rainbows (Happy Easter)

     I have this thing with rainbows. During difficult times in my life, they appear. In 2012, when I was very stressed about my husband and I moving our four children from New Zealand to Australia, two weeks before we were due to leave I saw a rainbow e...

    Posted on 4/18/2014 by xX_PhoenixRising_Xx | 8 Comments

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  • Gluttony: A Good Friday Reflection

    A couple of weeks ago I was asked if I'd like to do a dramatic reading at our church's Good Friday service. The theme was to be the seven deadly sins. I said I would do it, but only if I could do the reading for gluttony. She was a little horrified, ...

    Posted on 4/18/2014 by APRothgeb | 24 Comments

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  • Starting Measurements

    I AM HUGE. Here's a list of my starting measurements (all measurements in inches).  This is okay though. I knew these numbers would be huge. I know how big I am. I also know that by September 2016 I will be at or close to my goal size. I am currentl...

    Posted on 4/17/2014 by InevitableButterfly | 25 Comments

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  • As an Introvert...

    I am a creator of energy. I don't absorb it up from the world around me, I generate it. I am a natural resource. Like plants putting out oxygen that we gobble up, so introverts put the energy current out there that everyone else runs on. Great extrov...

    Posted on 4/18/2014 by yoovie | 5 Comments

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  • Grandma Edna Says, "HTFU!"

     Okay so my grandma didn't really say that, but the life that she's lived pretty much says it. I don't know if words can express how truly amazing my grandmother is.  She is 95 years old, only recently moved into a nursing home six months ago after b...

    Posted on 4/17/2014 by shutupandlift308 | 10 Comments

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  • The Before Photos

    These are my before photos. They are brutal, but they are part of my motivation. Be gentle. And last is the one that motivated me to come back to MFP for realsies...the awful salon photo of me sitting down... This is more of me than I have ever pos...

    Posted on 4/17/2014 by InevitableButterfly | 49 Comments

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  • It WAS Biking Weather!

      Yesterday I posted a snowy picture and said it wasn't biking weather. But around noon I went outside for something, and it was sunny, and only a little breezy, and the snow was melting, and.... I went for a bike ride after all. Heavy tights with my...

    Posted on 4/17/2014 by Elliehmltn | 6 Comments

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  • The small things......

    So at home I have bath sheets that are hugeMy parents only have regular bath towelsThey have always shown one of my legs after wrapping it aroundToday the towel went all the way around!!!!

    Posted on 4/16/2014 by jennbuck22 | 11 Comments

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  • The 41-Year-Old Moron

    As of this past March 28, I am 41 years old.  If you met me on the street, you would look at me and say I'm probably around 35.  In my head, I'm still somewhere around 25.  Once I open my mouth, it becomes abundantly clear that I stopped maturing at ...

    Posted on 4/16/2014 by 1PatientBear | 12 Comments

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  • Праздник, который всегда с тобой

    Приснился мне страшный сон: будто надеваю джинсы, а они не лезут. Смотрю, а у меня живот висит, как прежде. Что за чертовщина, ведь не должно быть живота, я же его сбросил! Или мне только приснилось, что сбросил? Кошмар!Проснулся, с ужасом ощупал себ...

    Posted on 3/21/2014 by Avgur | 2 Comments

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  • I’m Scared and It’s the Bees Knees

    Back on January 2, I mentioned to you that I had ordered four, three pound packages of honey bees plus queens for each package.  If you do math real quick, you will find that adds up to twelve pounds of bees.  That is a lot of bees! At that time, I h...

    Posted on 4/16/2014 by MelisRunning | 4 Comments

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  • My Past: How I got to where I was and where I WILL get to.

    For most of my life I was always the fat kid in school. My weight always seemed to be an issue, unfortunately no one really ever tried to help me with it. I would only get critisim that I was fat or just nothing at all. Since I was about 12 years old...

    Posted on 4/02/2014 by Staniel_2013 | 11 Comments

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  • How Many Calories Does Putting On A Wetsuit Burn?

    The answer, about 4000.I just have to talk about today.  After my fiasco in the pool at my tri on the weekend I knew I needed to do an open water swim and preferably about 2 or 3 before my next tri in 5 weeks.  The swim at the next one is like a 1700...

    Posted on 3/31/2014 by ZenInTexas | 3 Comments

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  • Perspectives on Difficult Change

    A number of years ago I was working with an organization going through a period of difficult change. People had to rethink a lot of what they were doing and make some hard choices. As part of one discussion we set up a series of homemade posters wit...

    Posted on 4/16/2014 by ihad | 3 Comments

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  • Day 3 Round 2 - Screwed up! Starting back up!

    Hello MFP/Internet! Diet wise, yesterday sucked. I had a great morning and was on track for a great day then I ate crap I shouldn’t eat. I started the day with a nice big fruit salad, had a salad with celery and peanut butter for lunch and a prote...

    Posted on 4/17/2014 by cjanaro | 9 Comments

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  • My Toughest race to date

    Just the facts:·         I was under-trained for this early-season 100k race. I blame the icy, windy winter weather, and the new long commute to the new very demanding job.·         I hadn’t lost as much weight as I had planned (I bet you’ve never he...

    Posted on 4/07/2014 by ludgerclay | 8 Comments

    16 votes + -