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  • Riding

    I’ve always enjoyed bike riding.   That wonderful sense of freedom as I fly down the road then up a hill, cresting and plunging down in a headlong glide.   Faster and faster and faster.  I’ve always ridden the ancient 10-speed that I inherited from m...

    Posted on 3/29/2015 by parys1 | 44 Comments

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  • They say the waiting is the hardest

     And yet, when you hear the words you had dared to hope would come out of their mouth, it seems like time passed in a blink of an eye.Cancer free.The surgeon got it all.  Nothing has spread.  I am in maintenance. 

    Posted on 3/31/2015 by andeey | 26 Comments

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  • Blog #13 DittoDan's Milestone's, First's And Good Changes Since Starting the Ketogenic Diet

    Here is another Blog I should have started at the first of the diet. So, don't hold me down to exact dates from the past. They past dates are my best guess. Since starting this diet, many things have changed for the better. of course, but health iss...

    Posted on 1/03/2015 by DittoDan | 24 Comments

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        I’m a person who has never really felt I belonged anywhere that I go. The older I get the smaller this list of places I don’t think I belong get.   But one remained. The free weight section. All my year on MFP I longed to be a lifter. But ...

    Posted on 4/01/2015 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 17 Comments

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  • Fixing the Lawn Mower

    I sneeze as a cloud of ancient grass clippings and dust blow in my face. The detritus of past work that was left lying underneath. On my back in the grass and tilted slightly sideways I reach up under the old lawn tractor. Trying to feel around the b...

    Posted on 3/29/2015 by downsizinghoss | 11 Comments

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  • I'll be fine. Eventually

    Sometimes you’re 30 and sitting in your apartment, drinking coffee and listening to music that for some reason is really getting to your heart. You’re just sitting there thinking about possibly going out that night and picking up your dry cleaning. A...

    Posted on 9/19/2014 by Candi_land | 11 Comments

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  • #1

    Some things are more important to me than fitness.  This is the story of one of those things. Back in 1995 I made a decision that forever changed the course of my life.  After watching a local news story on adoption, I made a phone call that fundame...

    Posted on 3/28/2015 by forrl | 16 Comments

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  • Normal

    Jillian Michaels in Health Magazine: "The gay thing has always been hard for me. When Heidi and I are out and somebody older asks, "Are you sisters?" I say, "We're friends." I guess it comes from thinking that they will be shocked or disturbed. Look,...

    Posted on 10/21/2014 by futuresize8 | 3 Comments

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  • I am a Runner

    FWIW, motivated by this thread,  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/1416405-realized-i-ll-never-be-a-runner, last night, I became a runner. My primary exercise for the last 1 1/2 year has been daily walking. (I recently added strength tra...

    Posted on 8/29/2014 by Calliope610 | 9 Comments

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  • Weight..is kinda like makeup

    For a long time I never wore makeup.  Why? I liked to face the world in my natural state because that way I always knew there was unlocked potential. I knew I could be prettier - but if I wore makeup and dressed up and did my hair and yadda yadda yad...

    Posted on 11/04/2014 by Joannah700 | 7 Comments

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     ok.  so I stumbled into the computer room this morning clad in robe and slippers, cuppa coffee in hand, and encountered no less than THREE friends on the newsfeed who caused me to rend my garments and gnash my teeth.   and now I wear burning feather...

    Posted on 10/08/2014 by bwallace2012 | 6 Comments

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  • Life hits hard

    We have all experienced the following scenario:You feel like curling up in a ball and you ask yourself, why is this happening to me? WHY? WHY ME?!Life is full of obstacles, heartbreak, and adversity. Sometimes the people that you know best inflict th...

    Posted on 9/29/2014 by Derpes | 10 Comments

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  • Matthew 6:5

    "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full." This quote has been on my mind for a few w...

    Posted on 10/30/2014 by Capt_Apollo | 9 Comments

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  • Knock, Knock, Knock…

    Paxton about popped a cork last night 5:30(ish).  We were sitting quietly in the living room.  MFH (My Favorite Husband) was off on a run when all of a sudden somebody knocked on our front door. Paxton, did his Paxton best to sound big and terrifying...

    Posted on 3/31/2015 by MelisRunning | 4 Comments

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  • I can wear a woman's size XS shirt...NSV?

    So we all wore the same red shirts today for some kind of World Sight Day yada yada yada. They also had some excess blue shirts that they made available for everyone. There were a lot of excess shirts including a whole box of women's XS. I held one u...

    Posted on 10/09/2014 by jofjltncb6 | 9 Comments

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  • Blog #2 The Meeting With The Bariatric Program Manager

    Blog #2, Thursday, July 28th, 2014I met with the lady who was the Program Manager (PM) for the Bariatric procedure. It all went well. I filled out some paperwork, received some prescriptions from her for blood work and a EKG. She weighed me, checked ...

    Posted on 9/23/2014 by DittoDan | 0 Comments

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  • Anxiety Attack

    I tend to be a little anxiety prone.  You know, worrying excessively, and feeling tight in the chest whenever I am worrying about something.  Running helps with this.  However I can't run right at this particular moment so I am going to list all the ...

    Posted on 10/07/2014 by ZenInTexas | 8 Comments

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  • Chocolate Malt Ice Cream

    I think I'm going to try doing some blogs about the food that I try.  I get asked for recipes a lot and I enjoy sharing them.  So, if people like the idea, I'll start sharing some of my favorites.  I think it might be especially helpful to share some...

    Posted on 9/09/2014 by ILiftHeavyAcrylics | 9 Comments

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  • Operation Wrecking Machine

     "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."  There is some debate as to the validy of the quote from the Japanese PM during WWII, but that is beside the point. Sometimes it takes the worst in others ...

    Posted on 10/25/2014 by Derpes | 3 Comments

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  • Race Recap: The LungStrong 5k

    I thought I was entering the LungStrong 5k with a modest goal: Finish the race in 18:40 or less, 51 seconds slower than my PR. That would qualify me for the Second Seeding at the Bloomsday run next May. But circumstances never seem to work out quite ...

    Posted on 9/28/2014 by davemunger | 8 Comments

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