Popular Blog Posts

  • Short Answers to Complex MFP Questions

    You may have read some of the Message Boards here on MFP. There are hundreds of thousands of them! The categories are diverse, ranging from Success Stories to Nutrition and Chit-Chat. Each one appears to be crafted by experts in their field. With suc...

    Posted on 8/16/2016 by dsjohndrow | 24 Comments

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  • The Battle I Didn't Choose

    My name is David and the doctor says I have cancer. Still. I have had it before. I had surgery a few times. Each time there has been success. It set me back in my training, I missed a few marathons, but I emerged with a normally functioning life.Last...

    Posted on 8/02/2016 by dsjohndrow | 55 Comments

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  • Trying to Find a Picture

    I spent some time the other day digging through old albums and photo boxes. The crisp kodak paper still firm as I flipped by them with my finger tips. An outdated card file in a digital world. Old images of an amazing childhood and life to be envied....

    Posted on 8/14/2016 by downsizinghoss | 12 Comments

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  • Stop the Food Pushers!

    Don't you just hate it when "no thank you" doesn't work? What do you do if those inconsiderate family members, friends and Type-A soccer moms continue to offer you food, suggest the worst restaurants, drinks and other deadly treats?Well, here is an a...

    Posted on 8/24/2016 by dsjohndrow | 34 Comments

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  • Sorry- I’m not sorry I’m sorry.

    I can’t really say how many times a day I hear “don’t apologize” or “stop apologizing”. It’s at least once. And if you hear something at least 365 days a year you know- it’s something that’s probably a problem. From a very young age- I had it made...

    Posted on 8/15/2016 by KaleNBcaonCleanse | 14 Comments

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  • Don't even want to talk about it

    I am a person who thoroughly enjoys the balance of life. I enjoy carefully planning meals so that my macros are beautiful as much as I enjoy a meal that says “forget it”. I enjoy a glass of wine or a lovely stout just as much as I enjoy the good I am...

    Posted on 8/09/2016 by KaleNBcaonCleanse | 10 Comments

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  • Which is worse, the blog, or the bloggers?

     As of today I've been reading the most popular blogs, and instead of feeling like:   I feel like this happened, instead:    

    Posted on 8/02/2016 by EddieHaskell97 | 6 Comments

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  • I am Summer

    The old wooden slat rocking chair protests as I settle down into it. It creaks as I lean back to enjoy the surprisingly cool breeze washing over the front porch. Thunder rolls overhead through the thick clouds as the occasional flash bulb of lightnin...

    Posted on 8/18/2016 by downsizinghoss | 13 Comments

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  • Rewarding Your Weight Loss with Ink

    Although they've been around for a long time, tattoos are pretty popular these days. For us weight-losers a tattoo is pretty enticing now that we don't have to cover ourselves in XXXL t-shirts and stretch pants. It could be a celebration.At 57 I got ...

    Posted on 8/09/2016 by dsjohndrow | 26 Comments

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  • Deadlifts and meditation

    As someone who suffers from anxiety I can't just sit around and meditate.   My brain goes into overdrive and suddenly I'm worrying about everything.  I've tried many methods of clearing my mind, but in the end it just doesn't work for me.Deadlifts ac...

    Posted on 8/02/2016 by usmcmp | 11 Comments

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  • Inspiration

    Inspriation is when you take a deep breath in.   I hope you enjoyed this. 

    Posted on 8/02/2016 by _dracarys_ | 7 Comments

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  • After 900 days and this...

    900 days of logging - that's a lot. Almost 2.5 years of my life and I still don't have a real grip on it! Ok, ok, so I know a LOT more than I did - but I can sit here typing and tell you that I'm currently a fish out of water.  I know what works f...

    Posted on 8/15/2016 by Deena_Bean | 18 Comments

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  • Blog

    The reaction of half the people on my FL today..  

    Posted on 8/02/2016 by SaintGiff | 9 Comments

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  • I'm going

    on vacation, and you're not.  

    Posted on 8/02/2016 by andeey | 10 Comments

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  • Goals- I have some!

    I have been happily maintaining on a placid sea of mandating for a pretty long time. And as I get started on a new program it occurs to me that I had no goals.  This caused me much frustration because I really had no idea what I was shooting for. Wha...

    Posted on 8/17/2016 by KaleNBcaonCleanse | 6 Comments

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  • Sound Familiar?

    So you all may have noticed that I have been logging in regularly for a long time (over 650 days) but my loss has been relatively small (18.5lbs). Allow me to give you some insight on why.Back over 650 days ago I knew I needed to do SOMETHING but I w...

    Posted on 8/09/2016 by karbruce | 4 Comments

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  • heart shaped rocks

    i've been having a really hard time.  a scary hard time.  i'm the girl who always sees the positive for her friends.  probably for myself as well but that seems like such a gray area right now.  i hate the heart squeezing moments where i feel as thou...

    Posted on 2/04/2015 by karinaApplebombinos | 1 Comment

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  • Restless Heart Syndrome

    Introspection is my life. Really, I've spent pretty much every day of my life looking inward in an attempt to decipher the codes that run my brain and color my view of the world. I've only ever been half-successful in that endeavor, putting together ...

    Posted on 2/05/2015 by Mr_Bad_Example | 8 Comments

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  • Pardon my absence . . .

    Wow!  It has been a while since I last blogged -- July 31st to be exact so almost four weeks (feels like longer).  The reason for that is multi-faceted and of course there is a story . . .August has been a very busy month!  My mother-in-law finally a...

    Posted on 8/25/2016 by SnagTop | 9 Comments

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  • Assumptions.

    You know what they say about them, right? There's a reason they say that. Please don't assume you know what information a person has, before you feel the need to "disclose" things to them. Basically, what I'm saying here, as nicely as I can, is pleas...

    Posted on 2/04/2015 by miss_jessiejane | 3 Comments

    7 votes + -