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  • 250 pounds lost. Time to spread my wings...

    Today is my nieces Birthday and we are going out to a restaurant to celebrate.  It's the first time I've gone inside and eaten in over 15 years.  Even before I became a shut in, I never enjoyed the experience.  The stares, comments, worrying if they ...

    Posted on 2/28/2015 by Tannun | 82 Comments

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  • Why your progress isn't dramatic

    Most people have seen transformation pictures where the before and after don't look like the same person.  The jaw dropping difference of 50, 100, 200+ pounds lost.  We look forward to the day that our bodies look completely different, just like thos...

    Posted on 2/26/2015 by usmcmp | 23 Comments

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  • The Failure of My Success

    I started strong! I really did. I had a lot of weight to lose, and it came off quickly. I lost 30 pounds in the first three months. I lost more through the next several months. It took a long time, but people started really seeing the changes in me. ...

    Posted on 3/03/2015 by CariJean64 | 31 Comments

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  • Am I just a cracked pot?

    2 months ago I took the picture you see in my avatar. I felt down and broken. I was frustrated and sad. So much has changed since then…I feel motivated and very determined. My weight is going down and I feel better with every passing day. I don’t los...

    Posted on 2/28/2015 by Look_at_me | 34 Comments

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  • Weight Loss is a Religion

    Since the beginning of mankind, religion has often turned the world upside down. Everyone has an opinion about unseen whether it's good, bad or somewhere in between. They worship, they teach, they hope, they pray, and they even spread the word about ...

    Posted on 2/24/2015 by dsjohndrow | 18 Comments

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  • Onederland!

    It finally happened! The weight on the scale started with a 1. I know, if you weigh 99 pounds that might freak you out. However, if you weighed 300 pounds and your goal weight started with 1, you’d be freaking doing the happy dance. I don't really kn...

    Posted on 3/03/2015 by dsjohndrow | 27 Comments

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  • Vanity.

    I try really hard to focus on the non-appearance related aspects of losing weight.  I don't want to get trapped in the thinking that one's worth is tied to one's looks, that being thin is synonmous with being beautiful.  I mean, I feel great.  I can ...

    Posted on 3/03/2015 by ShannonMpls | 30 Comments

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  • Flipping the mental switch

    I want to start this blog out by saying that this is not an attack on people who do not lift.  I am simply going to share my experience with lifting and how it changed my mind set.  I realize not everyone sees things the way I did. When I joined MFP...

    Posted on 3/04/2015 by usmcmp | 15 Comments

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  • Untitled Blog is Untitled

    My uncle passed away suddenly yesterday.  I got a cryptic message through Facebook from my dad telling me (dads brother is the one that passed).  I though heart attack or stroke, since it was so sudden, and he was always a really healthy guy.  I call...

    Posted on 2/27/2015 by capnrus789 | 52 Comments

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  • So you're MAD about something on the internet...

    Posted on 2/27/2015 by BooleanOperator | 20 Comments

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  • Advocate.

    As parents go.. I’d never call myself overprotective. I understand things will happen, I understand I can’t protect my children from everything. I want to-believe me. But I know the world. As the result of my parenting and my persona I am raising tw...

    Posted on 2/26/2015 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 29 Comments

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  • Metamorphosis

    Metamorphosis - By Sharon Cummings I came for one thing, I've found another.  I came to reclaim my physical self, but I'm finding another -- understanding a little more about the complexities that make up my internal world.  Hemingway advised to ...

    Posted on 3/03/2015 by forrl | 27 Comments

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  • Dazed and Confused

    Firstly I want to thank those of you that have accepted my FR after my three month absence, I am glad to see most of you are still here working towards your goals and keeping the level of depravity on MFP at a healthy level. You were all deeply misse...

    Posted on 2/26/2015 by Cryptonomnomicon | 17 Comments

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  • I am going to be an angel too...

      We are getting hammered with snow this year. Around Christmas time everybody was hoping for snow and when we finally got it I looked outside, smiled and said “Honey, look it’s snowing”. Now I look outside and say “Crap, it’s snowing again”. Fina...

    Posted on 2/24/2015 by Look_at_me | 9 Comments

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  • Embracing Uncomfortable

    A reminder for myself. I get comfortable at times...  

    Posted on 3/04/2015 by EvgeniZyntx | 6 Comments

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  • My MFP Friends Think They Know Everything...

    Yeah, yeah.  You all think you're psychic, don't you?  "Don't go back to the gym yet because you won't be able to take it easy..", you said.Yeah well, ya know what?  I had every intention of taking it easy.  But once I started stretching out and doin...

    Posted on 3/01/2015 by SaintGiff | 16 Comments

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  • I don't think it will ever end...

    As happens from time to time, Saturday nights on MFP can get interesting.   Such was the case last Saturday. There was a casting call for the Lost series. I watched the series from the first episode. I always wanted to watch the day an episode was br...

    Posted on 3/02/2015 by RabbitLost | 14 Comments

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  • Sustainability

    "Sustainability" is a buzz word in many communities these days -- particularly in environmental science circles. But I am using it here in reference to making choices about one's diet (food choices) and exercise. Success in losing weight, gaining hea...

    Posted on 3/05/2015 by cmfruin2012 | 5 Comments

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  • Updates from Gymtopia: Cutting Edge

    The Priest, who is the spiritual leader of The Faith for the greater Gymtopia area, approached me as I was doing some stretches not long ago.  His broad grin and eyes that beamed with pride belied his furrowed brow and concerned tone."Hey, I just wan...

    Posted on 3/05/2015 by SaintGiff | 4 Comments

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