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  • Lift all the weights! Trust me!!!!

    This is the 8th week of lifting weights for me.  My calorie intake has been sketchy, but still averages around 1850/day for the last month.  My goal is 1600 (plus eating back exercise)...so it's off and I know it.  My weight hasn't dropped much, but ...

    Posted on 3/18/2015 by Deena_Bean | 22 Comments

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  • Mom

    I have struggled to find the words to share memories of my mother.  So much of recent memory is filled with the tales of a woman with a mind ravaged by a wretched disease.  And many years before that showed signs that her mind was not what it once wa...

    Posted on 4/16/2015 by Duck_Puddle | 64 Comments

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  • Uncovering Me

     Not so long ago, I saw myself through the glasses of being overweight. These glasses colored everything and filtered out all the good things I had ever been.  My accomplishments, my positive characteristics were all overshadowed by my weight.  Maybe...

    Posted on 4/14/2015 by _SammieGirl_ | 36 Comments

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  • Not so fat any more! Independence BABY!

    So today has been an amazingly wonderful day for me... First the big stuff... The Dr is so happy with my progress he took me off another med, and cut my insulin in half and once a day. He was amazed at my progress. Really happy I was off the oxy...

    Posted on 4/10/2015 by Tannun | 42 Comments

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  • The Lie of Beauty

    I'm glad I'm not a woman. Now please, hear me out before you start firing off any angry posts or comments. I honestly, honestly, honestly don't mean that in a sexist or misogynist way. If anything, I am trying to sympathize, trying to show some empat...

    Posted on 4/09/2015 by gwlawrence2020 | 50 Comments

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  • Some days it's just about showing up

    I showed up… some days I excelled others I survived…but I’m still here. Showing up was what I promised myself back when I decided enough was enough.  I knew not every day would be perfect, I had delusions it might be but, the realistic side reminded...

    Posted on 4/14/2015 by GiveMeCoffee | 33 Comments

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  • Driving it Away

    He sits on the edge of the bed, slumped forward in the dark. Body sore, not as rested as he would like. Leaning forward progress is stymied by “it.” The mass of body. Mass of fat. The unnatural growth that juts out from his torso. Still there after y...

    Posted on 4/03/2015 by downsizinghoss | 20 Comments

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  • I Have A Running Buddy!

    I really do!  This is a buddy that will be with me no matter when I run or how far I run or how fast/slow I run! About 6 months ago, I signed up with an organization called IRun4.  This organization matches you with a disabled child and you run/dedic...

    Posted on 4/10/2015 by MelisRunning | 25 Comments

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  • If Our Pets Kept Diaries…

     8:00 am – Dog food! My favorite thing!9:30 am – A car ride! My favorite thing!9:40 am – A walk in the park! My favorite thing!10:30 am – Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!12:00 pm – Milk bones! My favorite thing!1:00 pm – Played in the yard! ...

    Posted on 4/14/2015 by MelisRunning | 22 Comments

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  • Got motivation?

    Having a bad day? Just not feeling it today? Are you this close to giving up and giving in? Welcome to the club! We've all been there. No matter your fitness goal, whether it is weight-loss or bulking up or just being fit in general, you have probabl...

    Posted on 4/09/2015 by gwlawrence2020 | 23 Comments

    54 votes + -

  • Priorities

    Posted on 4/14/2015 by Capt_Apollo | 7 Comments

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  • I'll Get You There

    We finished up late on Monday evening. The kids and I had spent the whole day cleaning out our garage. There were things still piled up from when we had move in here over 2.5 years ago. The kids worked their butts off all day long with me and had don...

    Posted on 4/10/2015 by downsizinghoss | 11 Comments

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  • Break time over

    In case you missed my totally non-dramatic previous blog post, I took a break from MFP a bit ago.  Why?  Glad you asked.  Familiar with the phrase "it's not you, it's me"?  Well, that was it really.  A lot of hormone- and medicine-induced feelings ha...

    Posted on 4/16/2015 by andeey | 16 Comments

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  • Waiting for the bus

    I'm a pesimist.Maybe I should say I was a pesimist. The last few years have been very rough for me, but slowly and very painfully I've came to realize everything is as good or as bad as I make it.  I haven't mastered that skill, but you can bet that ...

    Posted on 4/17/2015 by cardenalera | 13 Comments

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  • Podium!!!

    Now, y’all know that I don’t place all that often in my races.  Y’all also know that when I have placed, there has been an amazing lack of awards at those particular races.  *sigh* Well, today I ran the Columbus Pilgrimage Half Marathon.  This is a h...

    Posted on 4/11/2015 by MelisRunning | 15 Comments

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  • Warning - Folks with High Blood Pressure, please read

    Well, I found out today completely by accident, mind you, that apparently most ACE inhbitors, most beta blockers, and pretty much any basic traditional medication for high blood pressure may cause high blood potassium in those supplementing potassium...

    Posted on 4/16/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 19 Comments

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  • Renewed resolve - thanks readers!

    I've been poking through the days lately.  I've been a good little logger, I've made sure to complete my lifting routine (Strong lifts, 3 days a week), and I've made sure to do some bit of cardio on non-lifting days.  I haven't been too good about ea...

    Posted on 4/14/2015 by Deena_Bean | 6 Comments

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  • My Must Haves for Healthy Eating!

    Almond Milk (unsweetened) Organic baby Spinach (packed w Protein) I have w every meal even as garnish Kale Egglands Best Eggs Avocados Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Oatmeal (not instant) Lemons, Apples EXTRA Virgin Olive Oil (cold Pressed) or Coconut...

    Posted on 7/30/2014 by FabulousFantasticFifty | 9 Comments

    23 votes + -

  • Tough Love: Bikini Season

    Its time to get serious: in just three short weeks my swimming pool will be complete which means I'll likely host the inagural pool party and BBQ on Sunday, May 17th and will need to be in bikini in front of all my friends and family. While I honestl...

    Posted on 4/13/2015 by AggieCass09 | 6 Comments

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     today there was snow in the Land of No-Snow.  I am not from here.  the snow I know is remembered.    I was about three feet tall, and with the addition of many layers of clothing, about three feet wide.  bundled to immobility.    what a strange and ...

    Posted on 2/25/2015 by bwallace2012 | 3 Comments

    13 votes + -

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