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  • Daring to Live is Facing Fear...otherwise, do you live at all?

    So, fear.  An ever present obsessive thought in my mind, whether forefront, hiding around in back somewhere, or lurking like a creep in my subconscious.  I live with and in fear.  Constantly.  And I am SO DONE WITH THAT!!I don't know what this means ...

    Posted on 10/14/2014 by KnitOrMiss | 8 Comments

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  • How I became obese and what I'm doing to be healthy again

    Dear Friends, I would like to share my story so that anyone that is overweight can start to focus on fitness without making the same mistakes I made.  I was always overweight even as a child, but not obese. However I reached a healthy weight by the t...

    Posted on 9/25/2014 by marian_fit | 5 Comments

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  • A cautionary tale of overtraining and setbacks…

    So, apparently people still read this blog! I am surpised as I haven't updated it in forever. I suppose I'll do that now. I must warn you, however, it is not all good news. Well, after my show last year (in which I won my class and placed 3rd in mast...

    Posted on 8/20/2014 by stephanielynn76 | 14 Comments

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  • Science of Low Carb ~ From a Non-Scientist

    I read my first low carb book close to 15 years ago. At the time I was fat, and though not terribly unwell, all my dieting efforts seemed to have no effect. I was struggling with low grade depression, horrible self-esteem and I had recently been diag...

    Posted on 10/11/2014 by A_Dabauer | 3 Comments

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  • Significance Of A Little Butterfly

    As many of my MFP friends know, I have a colorful tattoo, comprised of butterflies and flowers. People have asked me about my tatt. They wonder why butterflies. I know many think the tatt is unoriginal. And that's ok.  Today I think I'll share a bit ...

    Posted on 10/16/2014 by Bonita_Lynne_58 | 6 Comments

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  • Layaway Xmas Gift

    With only 11 weeks until Xmas, I put my present to myself on layaway this week. I intend to kick in a payment every day between now and then with the exception of just 4 days: my nephew’s bday my daughter’s bday my Mom’s bday And Thanksgiving I will ...

    Posted on 10/08/2014 by The_GingerBeard_Man | 4 Comments

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  • Late Summer

    Old familiar feelings of loneliness and isolation closing in on me this weekend.  Frustration with my lack of progress.  Trying to fill holes with retail therapy.And with memories.  Thoughts that had begun to fade,  looking through milk glass, distor...

    Posted on 9/14/2014 by forrl | 3 Comments

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  • need help i'm going crazy!!!

    as many of you know about my ex ..the many wrongs that he has done to me and our son dylan..  let me give tou a bit of info...he's back in jail .( again) we haven't had any contack with hin. will dylan recieved a letter from him asking for another ch...

    Posted on 9/19/2014 by emmietoby | 20 Comments

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  • Old Barney

    My favorite place to ride to is Old Barney, the first time I could ride there and had to be rescued to get back home.   Today, I rode there, walked the paths for a bit, met my husband at one of our favorite diners (he drove over to meet me), then did...

    Posted on 8/24/2014 by GiveMeCoffee | 4 Comments

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  • And the Best Diet is........

    Anyone who spends time in the forum knows that there are many different eating plans presented and advocated on a regular basis: Paleo, Low Carb, Intermittent Fasting, Vegan, etc. As we search for success in our weight-loss efforts, a reasonable ques...

    Posted on 8/24/2014 by Azdak | 3 Comments

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  • Competition day: Bodybuilding

    Thought I would change things up a bit today and talk about the actual competition. Each one is a bit different, but many of the smaller ones run the same way. Here is sort of what to expect the day of a bodybuilding/figure competition.First part of ...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by usmcmp | 0 Comments

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  • Race Recap: The USA Masters 5k

    The USA Masters 5K is a race I have been targeting for some time. I've been doing well in local races but I wanted to test myself in a race with a national field. For master's runners, the fields don't get any more talented than this. This year, ten ...

    Posted on 10/06/2014 by davemunger | 4 Comments

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  • New party dress

    Yesterday the family went out for dinner at a fancy local restaurant and I finally got the chance to break out a party dress that I had bought months ago in an overabundance of enthusiasm. Why do I say that I was overly enthusiastic?  Well, the dr...

    Posted on 8/24/2014 by Wolfe1759 | 2 Comments

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  • Some Thoughts on Baseline Nutrition

    I've said it before... but if you're constantly focusing on what you CAN'T eat, you're likely going to wind up eating it. A lot of it!No foods are off limits as long as they don't physically harm you due to allergies, sensitivity issues, etcHowever.....

    Posted on 9/30/2014 by stroutman81 | 0 Comments

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  • Nutella Delivery

    Posted on 9/29/2014 by Capt_Apollo | 2 Comments

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  • On the road again

    I'm a little late posting this but I feel like I have to put down my goals. It's finally here.  For months I have looked forward to this moment.  I had planned to stay as active as possible during my pregnancy, planning to run the whole time and cont...

    Posted on 9/17/2014 by 3dogsrunning | 3 Comments

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  • The Fall

    The Fall...I'm not talking about the season of falling leaves, cooler weather and everything you can imagine in a pumpkin spice flavor (give it up, people...seriously...).I'm talking about the kind of fall that only someone who deals with anxiety and...

    Posted on 10/06/2014 by PocketPunky | 8 Comments

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  • Official 50k SEVEN day countdown to my first ultra

    None of this is NEW news but still...Re-reading the race manual for my 50k in SEVEN days. Things that jump out at me in no particular order:*It's 13 pages long*It's called "Dig Deep"*Smile, when able*Must visibly wear orange due to bow hunting season...

    Posted on 8/30/2014 by RunFarLiveHappy | 7 Comments

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  • Ketonix Standard vs Sport Color Range Correlation

    0936 Ketonix updated their hardware as of 7/10/14. This changed the way the scales fall between the Standard and Sport ranges.The top image is as of 7/10/14, the bottom right image is as it was prior to the upgrade.Keep in mind that I've not tested t...

    Posted on 9/10/2014 by PatchEFog | 9 Comments

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  • Each Accomplishment Counts

    I decided this will be my blog on goals. Where I will list each and every goal I have, weight and non-weight. This way, I am not focusing on just the number, but mini-goals. Sometimes I may not reach a weight goal.. but I will succeed on another. My ...

    Posted on 9/30/2014 by 1992mittens13 | 0 Comments

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