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  • A Tribute

    I cannot imagine not having dogs in my life. They bring so much to both myself and my wife. Their totally loyalty and love and the enthusiasm for the most inconsequential things. I have two dogs a big soppy 8 year old Golden Retriever. He was our...

    Posted on 9/20/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 13 Comments

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  • Immodesty??

    I just told someone to write down 100 things that they love about themselves.  The purpose of this is to help develop a habit that is not congruent with the self-loathing I hear about so often here. I'm going to list 50 things I love about me.   Then...

    Posted on 9/19/2014 by RaspberryKeytoneBoondoggle | 19 Comments

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  • A Weight Loss Serenity Prayer

    We're all familiar with The Serenity Prayer.  We try daily to use it in real life.  We use it to overcome mental and emotional anguish.  We use it to push ourselves to change circumstances that can be changed.  We use it to deal with issues that are...

    Posted on 9/11/2014 by LostLifter | 17 Comments

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  • Overflowing Hapiness

     Today I have a happy.  Like an overflowing kind of happiness.  And, because I'm me, I want to share my happy.  So, here goes:I'M HAPPY BECAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEE:I'm letting myself be.  'Nuff said. Seriously, I get in the way o...

    Posted on 9/12/2014 by LostLifter | 1 Comment

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  • To the Friends I've lost

    I've been getting the axe lately from some friend's lists. I've had friends deactivate who I connected with who were a driving force in my lifting.  If I said I wasn't at first a little sad, I'd be lying. These people were special. For one reason or ...

    Posted on 9/19/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 2 Comments

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  • Political Posts

    Like most of you, I have a FB account. FB can either be a lot of fun or very maddening. MFH (My Favorite Husband) has a tendency to get riled up by political and/or religious posts.  I keep on scrolling.  As a general rule, I absolutely refuse to com...

    Posted on 9/18/2014 by MelisRunning | 4 Comments

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  • Withdrawn

    Fighting depression can feel a lot like treading water. Things start off okay, but as your muscles get tired, the water feels heavier. Your body feels heavier. The idea of pressing forward is daunting and sometimes seems completely insurmountable.You...

    Posted on 9/19/2014 by srslybritt | 16 Comments

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     Maggie Maud the shaggy dog: Don't bite if a growl will suffice.  Don't growl if a Look will suffice.  Wags usually work best.cats:  patience is usually rewarded.  take time to think.alligators:  the value of having a good attitude. alligators have b...

    Posted on 9/19/2014 by bwallace2012 | 8 Comments

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  • My Fall Fitness

    So by my user name and posts you may have deduced that I am unapologetically PASSIONATE about my sport. I respect everyone’s right to an opinion. I don’t expect that everyone holds my same views. But if you are opposed to responsible wildlife managem...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by BowHunter1967 | 9 Comments

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  • Does MFP Really Work?

    It's been almost two years since I first came to MFP.I came for the same reason that everyone else did.  We may not all have the same goals, but we all came here to gain or support a healthy way of life (ok, fine, except those random people who just ...

    Posted on 9/19/2014 by LostLifter | 33 Comments

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  • Failing By Default (40)

     atychiphobia  (n.)  fear of failure;  fear of not being good enough To a certain extent, we all have experienced atychiphobia.  I have many times over the years.  Sometimes, it occurs because in our lives, we just haven't had many failures and the p...

    Posted on 9/18/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 22 Comments

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  • Life is for Living

    I don't know about you, but some days I sit at the keyboard and wonder what the future holds. I can tell you there was a long time when I sat lamenting the poor choices of the past and dreading the future as a fat old sick guy. In April 2011, a week ...

    Posted on 9/18/2014 by dsjohndrow | 20 Comments

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  • Which road?

    Often our lives, especially weight loss, are compared to a journey.  Many of our choices impact the destination. When we start out wanting to lose weight the only thing some of us care about is the scale number decreasing.  At this point it doesn't m...

    Posted on 9/18/2014 by usmcmp | 8 Comments

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  • Yesterday, I met my hero.

    Yesterday I had the honor to chat with Ruth Bader Ginsburg - a brilliant lawyer, an inspiration to me and so many women, a groundbreaker, a world-changer, an amazing person with biting wit and sharp insight. How did I spend this precious time with th...

    Posted on 9/17/2014 by ShannonMpls | 13 Comments

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  • People Magazine...and ME?!!! (Some photos added)

    Did anybody else get a message from one of the MFP staff, stating that People Magazine may be interested in interviewing you for "...their annual "half their size" feature. They've identified you based upon your public profile as a potential candidat...

    Posted on 9/17/2014 by Hanfordrose | 65 Comments

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  • Stubborn vs Stupid

    I am either very, very stubborn or very, very stupid.  Are stubborn and stupid synonyms? In my case, they may be. I set out this morning to get a feel as to just where I was with this concussion and my fitness.  I wanted to be able to determine if th...

    Posted on 9/14/2014 by MelisRunning | 9 Comments

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  • Nobody Knows 2009/2014- Phoenix Rising

    There was one song I deeply connected to back when darkness kind of enveloped my life. A lot of times, music to me is a deep-set emotional outlet. I get lost and for a moment, nothing matters. I've wrote about the fact that back in 2009, there was a ...

    Posted on 9/02/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 2 Comments

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  • "When did you start seeing yourself thinner?"

    An MFP friend asked me a good question today, and I thought that this question deserved a post of its own. My friend said, "No one will answer this for me. When did you start seeing yourself a thinner women? I've lost 72 lbs from 300 and although I c...

    Posted on 9/15/2014 by Hanfordrose | 14 Comments

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  • Writing on the tablet of a heart

    This morning I was getting ready for work in the bathroom, when I heard my oldest daughter (9yrs old) calling me.I went into her room, and climbed into her bed, and she crawled into my arms. I covered her in kisses and just loved on her for a while. ...

    Posted on 9/17/2014 by MireyGal76 | 19 Comments

    52 votes + -