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  • Your Temporary Binge Does Not Make You an MFP Failure

    One week ago, a longtime MFP friend unfriended me when I went on a one-day 6,008 calorie foodapalooza.  That made me think. Does a one day eating binge made you an MFP failure?  Your pet frog died.  Your significant other broke up with you.  The gara...

    Posted on 1/22/2015 by makingamiracle | 68 Comments

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  • It's been a week...

    Why am I not skinny yet?!?We see this question on the boards pretty frequently.  Even veterans to the weight loss process have this thought cross their minds.  When we finally decide it's time to get rid of the fat we want it gone yesterday!What you ...

    Posted on 1/23/2015 by usmcmp | 58 Comments

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  • Fresh Fire

     I am under 180lbs for the first time in only heaven knows how long! With a current total loss of 74.6 lbs, I want to cue the Hallelujah Chorus!So, here’s the thing: I knew it was taking me a long while to get here—like, forever—but it wasn't until I...

    Posted on 1/24/2015 by AbsolutelyAnnie | 36 Comments

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  • Self-Shaming

    Upon logging into MFP this morning, I scanned through the past 2-3 days of posts from my newly widened circle of friends and saw a lot of negative comments. Not about others, but about oneself. This type of self-shaming is, in my opinion, harmful, co...

    Posted on 1/26/2015 by cmfruin2012 | 48 Comments

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  • Tell me again why you can't exercise.

    On February 9, 2014, at the age of 53, I had a heart attack.  After a rather quick trip to the hospital, cardiologists opened my primary coronary artery with a stent.  A second blockage in a secondary coronary artery could not be opened.  That corona...

    Posted on 1/27/2015 by makingamiracle | 48 Comments

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  • Repurposed

    Repurposing is all the rage lately.  If you hang around in arts/crafts circles or browse Pinterest even a little you'll see it everywhere.  Repurposing is exactly what it sounds like.  Put simply, it's taking something that was intended for one use a...

    Posted on 1/26/2015 by ILiftHeavyAcrylics | 33 Comments

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  • 188 Me

    5'11" 188 pounds.  

    Posted on 1/28/2015 by Cranquistador | 49 Comments

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  • what is the future

    Sadly this post will be washed away by a sea of posts and maybe some wont see it. But if it can motivate one single person for 2 minutes its worth every tap of the phone What you do today will determine what your future is . What future do you want??...

    Posted on 1/22/2015 by walkonfire5 | 45 Comments

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  • The Adult in My Car Finally Prevailed

    In November, I wrote about a particular world-class bakery that is on my way home from work.  To avoid temptation, many days, I take an alternate route away from it.  Today's alternate route took me past a new gourmet donut place called "Glazed."  It...

    Posted on 12/31/2014 by makingamiracle | 20 Comments

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  • Maintenance musings...4 months on :)

    I thought I would document these past 4 months since I decided to switch to maintenance in mid October 2014. * I'm still the same weight I was when I started maintaining - there are always fluctuations, due to water weight/hormones/new workout routi...

    Posted on 1/27/2015 by RunRutheeRun | 30 Comments

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  • Honor, Courage, Commitment

    In Marine Corps recruit training we are taught core values and upon finishing our final test we are given a card with them printed on it.  These are characteristics that are expected of us from the day we join until the day we die.  During the 13 wee...

    Posted on 1/29/2015 by usmcmp | 10 Comments

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  • Still fighting it- For our bad days

    I JUST HAD THE BEST IDEA!!! So in my “MFP gives back” group we make weekly goals. This week one of my goals was simple. “Don’t cry”. You’d figure “Don’t cry” would be easy enough. Well no. Not even close. It’s comical trying to sit and my desk a...

    Posted on 1/23/2015 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 28 Comments

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  • Winter Sort of Sucks, but Food is Good

    Southern New England can a great place to live. There are sandy beaches in the summer, amazing colors in the fall, tulips and daffodils light up the landscape in the spring and then there is the joy of snow shoveling.MFP says I burned 3,097 calories ...

    Posted on 1/28/2015 by dsjohndrow | 8 Comments

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  • Drill, baby, drill!

    When I started this lifestyle change in earnest less than 2 months ago, I bought a new leather belt online from the Full Figured Guy store (or whatever it's called).  By the time it arrived two weeks later, it was too large.  So I exchanged it locall...

    Posted on 1/29/2015 by makingamiracle | 11 Comments

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  • There's always cupcakes.

    Bad things happen. They happen to those we love, those we hate, those that "deserve" it, and those that don't. The world will always have sadness, and tragedy. Always. It's just what happens. It sucks, doesn't it? It's not fair, or it's fair in all t...

    Posted on 1/22/2015 by miss_jessiejane | 10 Comments

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  • Fix you- Maybe.. I can't

    I’ve never been a coldplay fan. But this one song, well it’s always struck a chord with me. I thought of it this weekend. I thought of it this morning. When you try your best, but you don't succeed When you get what you want, but not what you need ...

    Posted on 1/26/2015 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 12 Comments

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  • What I Have Learned...So Far!

    The title of my blog is "Learning to Lose, Losing to Live." So what have I learned? Well, I am STILL learning. I don't think learning ever ends -- no matter what the subject. And learning to be healthy is a BIG subject for me.  But I think there are ...

    Posted on 1/26/2015 by cmfruin2012 | 15 Comments

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  • The Inner Dialogue of a Conflicted Runner

    Brain: Let's get running. We're got a race to train for.Heart: We got this. No problem.Muscles: Feeling good. Feeling strong now.Physically and Emotionally Damaged Spine: Careful now you guys...Lungs: Maybe a little faster...Heart: It's the EYE OF TH...

    Posted on 1/30/2015 by ihad | 7 Comments

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  • The magazine photo shoot at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay

    This past weeked I had the honor of being in a professional magazine photo shoot, here's a sneak peak.  There will be much more ahead this year with this new job annoucement with the magazine.I'm thrilled and I'm tired.  I have an unusually stressful...

    Posted on 1/29/2015 by californiagirl2012 | 13 Comments

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  • Paxton Withdrawal

    Last Thursday you would have found MFH (My Favorite Husband) and myself taking Paxton (my pudgy pooch) and the two cats, Kali and Castro over to Reggie’s House to play while we are in Colorado.  I love my pets and miss them while we are gone.  MFH do...

    Posted on 1/28/2015 by MelisRunning | 6 Comments

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