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  • No Longer Blue

    Yesterday was an “Alexander Day.”  That is what we call an “awful day” at our house.  We call it this because we are hooked on the children’s book:  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day“Alexander knew it was going to be a terri...

    Posted on 5/21/2015 by MelisRunning | 11 Comments

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  • A Lesson in Dough

    Today, I made my first loaf of bread. I always thought it would be complicated. I love to cook, but baking is something I am unfamiliar with. I am intimidated by measurements. As I was reading the recipe, I thought, "There's no way it's this easy. I'...

    Posted on 12/07/2014 by jocoblossoming | 16 Comments

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  • Size 22

    The hills are alive with the sound of debate over the People Magazine cover with Tess Holliday. "Is she a good role model?""Will people use this as an excuse to not work toward a smaller size?""Is it a good thing to celebrate obesity?"They're all goo...

    Posted on 5/21/2015 by futuresize8 | 32 Comments

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  • Sookie and Shiloh

    Without fail, in the wee dark hours of the early morning, I check the soft fuzzy bathrobe carefully spread out at the foot of the bed. And every early morning, without fail, they are there-- sleepily curled into a warm, rhythmically breathing mass of...

    Posted on 2/08/2015 by makingamiracle | 5 Comments

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  • Ninja Bear Invasion

    Last week was filled with some amazing MFP meet-ups, however I can say the most world history altering of them all was meeting the lovely SoDamnHungry (SDH) and stopping the invasion of the Ninja Bears!We started off the night by meeting up at Pizano...

    Posted on 5/19/2015 by The_GingerBeard_Man | 22 Comments

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  • A Binge Free Kinda Life

    Recently I reached my 365th day on MFP. One year since I made a decision to become a healthier me. When I logged in that day, lots of friends congratulated me for my dedication. It felt great, but there was something I forgot to tell them. Last week ...

    Posted on 5/18/2015 by eggomylegos | 54 Comments

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  • We are NOT locked into a cycle of failure.

    A man was born in Pennsylvania in 1857. He was fascinated by making candy. He began a business manufacturing and selling caramels in Philadelphia at the age of 19. It failed and went bankrupt. The man-- not deterred by his "failure"-- started anot...

    Posted on 5/18/2015 by makingamiracle | 25 Comments

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  • Paxton on GQ?

    Paxton is stylin’ these days.  He really thinks that he is the “Cat’s Meow!” Back when Paxton was little, for some reason that I can’t remember anymore, I put a necktie on him.  For the life of me, I wish I could remember why I did that.  That was wh...

    Posted on 5/17/2015 by MelisRunning | 15 Comments

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  • 1,000

    Apparently, this is a thing.  Blogging on day number one thousand.  Here's what I've got after a thousand days of logging and thinking about food and weight loss. 1.  Habit > Motivation.  Consistency is important.   2.  It's a little more comp...

    Posted on 5/18/2015 by forrl | 19 Comments

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  • Deprivation or Liberation?

    Deprivation, as well as moderation, is entirely perspective-based.If I decide I want to look at it as I'm being deprived of carbs, then I could certainly do that. However, I tend to think I'm practicing moderation by moderating my carb intake. I don'...

    Posted on 2/12/2015 by baconslave | 8 Comments

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  • *shiver*

    Kicked off my week with a lovely 10 miler. It is a beautiful Monday in Mississippi.  Perfect weather.  Not a cloud in the sky.  MFH (My Favorite Husband) and I headed out the door to grab a few miles before the day got away from us. MFH told me ahead...

    Posted on 5/04/2015 by MelisRunning | 8 Comments

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  • The '58 Classic

     What's the most amazing thing you own?  At this stage in my life, I have a lot of things.  House.  Cars.  Land.  I could go on - but you get the picture.  We are a society of owners.  We have so many things that at times, we get overwhelmed.  It's n...

    Posted on 5/15/2015 by _SammieGirl_ | 20 Comments

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  • Mother’s Day

    I’m not the sentimental type.  Never have been. I know people who anticipate Hallmark Holiday’s like nobody’s business. They attempt to lay a pretty heavy guilt trip on others who don’t make such a big “hurrah” out of the same such “holiday.”  I don’...

    Posted on 5/11/2015 by MelisRunning | 11 Comments

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  • Love yourself no matter what you look like

    There have been several conversations on the forums about the woman who was fat shammed at the baseball game, below was a comment (in italics) and my response.  Just throwing this in the ol' blog as a reminder. Nowadays, people are promoting being ha...

    Posted on 5/08/2015 by Afura | 20 Comments

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  • Sometimes I feel like a total fraud...

    So I am still having a little bit of an identity crisis... you see, even 2 years after starting this journey, I wake up, get dressed and look in the mirror expecting to see this...  Instead, this is the person in the mirror... it's also funny because...

    Posted on 5/12/2015 by shaynepoole | 13 Comments

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  • Days 12 and 13

    I'm done.  The piece is installed and will be presented tomorrow.  I'll take some for realsies pictures of it this week.  The dates on these ones are wrong, woops.    

    Posted on 5/12/2015 by Otterluv | 11 Comments

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  • The promise of I don't know

    Faith to me is an amazing thing. It’s so magical to believe. It’s amazing to just KNOW. But some life can change that. Life will shake it. Faith is fragile. Faith is fickle. So are people.   I think this is when I lot of people panic. I think...

    Posted on 5/12/2015 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 4 Comments

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  • Day 10

    Posted on 5/07/2015 by Otterluv | 7 Comments

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  • Day 11

    Getting there.  The building parts of the project are wrapping up, too.    

    Posted on 5/09/2015 by Otterluv | 1 Comment

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  • So THIS Is What It's Like...

    It's been a week since I fractured my right elbow. In that week, I learned to do a bunch of stuff with my left arm, realized how fortunate I am to normally feel healthy and pushed myself through the pain. At  the same time, I worried non-stop abou...

    Posted on 5/12/2015 by futuresize8 | 3 Comments

    32 votes + -