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  • Sink or Swim

    This morning I mentioned to my friends list that my kids passed their first level of swimming lessons last night.  Immediately after that my youngest was a bit too confident and required some lifeguard assistance when he got in over his head.  It was...

    Posted on 5/01/2015 by usmcmp | 11 Comments

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  • Cheat Days by Ari Whitten

    I often get this question from people: "Do you think cheat days are a good idea?"First off, I have personally used extreme and restrictive diets (far beyond what most overweight people typically engage in) for years in the past. And I caused myself a...

    Posted on 4/10/2015 by usmcmp | 22 Comments

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  • It's a Huge Battle Which I Suck at Some Days

    I don't know about you, but even though I am not afraid of being mugged my a chocolate cake with vanilla icing (is this profiling), this effing food thing is tough. I does not care how fit you are, or what you do; when you consume more calories than ...

    Posted on 5/05/2015 by dsjohndrow | 21 Comments

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  • Oh Sweet Ignorance

    Pepsi recently announced that in August it will be replacing the artificial sweetener aspartame in its line of Diet Pepsi drinks with the sweeteners Sucralose (Splenda) and acesulfame potassium (Ace K).Is Pepsi doing this because Splenda and Ace K ha...

    Posted on 5/05/2015 by ihad | 43 Comments

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  • Puddle Jumping

    My youngest daughter is seven years old.  She is a challenge and I adore her, but OOOOOH is she a challenge.She is also a regularly unhappy person. She cries a lot, she struggles making friends, tends to stay on the outer circle, and really feels lik...

    Posted on 4/22/2015 by MireyGal76 | 10 Comments

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  • A Simple Plan to Sit Less

    If your goal is to sit less and move more, I think it's important to avoid the New Year's Resolutioner's Trap. We all know how the best intentions to diet and exercise pledged on January first tend to fizzle out a few weeks later. We spend those fir...

    Posted on 4/28/2015 by themedalist | 21 Comments

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  • All we need to know we learned as children.

    All we need to know we learned as children.   My grandma once told me something-it’s stuck to me all these years later. “You’re a beautiful little girl, but if you aren’t good inside nobody will ever think so”.   Ok-so yes. She was a bit biase...

    Posted on 5/01/2015 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 19 Comments

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  • Paxton and the Nutty Bar Wrapper

    MFH (My Favorite Husband) and I decided to wait a little bit after dinner to have our post meal Nutty Bar.  This distressed Paxton, because he feels it is his doggie duty to sit and drool with sad, pleading puppy eyes, in a vain attempt to get a bite...

    Posted on 4/27/2015 by MelisRunning | 20 Comments

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  • I Choose

       Today, I choose to let go of... negative thoughtsnegative peopleneeding to be rightexpecting perfection from myself or othersdisappointmentcomparing myself to othersmy worrisome thoughtsdwelling on the pastimpatiencefollowing the  crowd   ...

    Posted on 5/01/2015 by _SammieGirl_ | 9 Comments

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  • Body Image Issues and Race Pics

    All of us, in some way or another, struggle with body image issues.  Those of us who have lost a lot of weight (170 lbs for me) may be more prone to this than others?  I dunno. As my weight began to come off, I would visualize in my mind how I would ...

    Posted on 5/05/2015 by MelisRunning | 20 Comments

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  • CHOICES - What is it gonna Be??

    REPOSTING this from my Newsfeed this morning **************  Morning! the person who asked for a "Jen fix" - you can thank her for this later. YES -Grab a cup of coffee - let's roll.   Every single day we are faced with choices. our choices may be li...

    Posted on 5/05/2015 by harlanJEN | 7 Comments

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  • Day 4

    So, these are eventually going to get boring to you guys.  I've got 10 more days left, and the worst conversations seem to be over, which is actually kind of a good thing.  

    Posted on 4/30/2015 by Otterluv | 14 Comments

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  • Day 5

    Posted on 5/01/2015 by Otterluv | 12 Comments

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  • Day 2

    Posted on 4/28/2015 by Otterluv | 10 Comments

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  • Day 3


    Posted on 4/29/2015 by Otterluv | 8 Comments

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  • The axe

    THE AXE There was a lumberjack competition in the Northwest and competitors from all over the world came to compete. One of the competitions was an endurance test to see how many logs each competitor can split in a 12 hour period. Each competitors go...

    Posted on 5/06/2015 by usmcmp | 0 Comments

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  • Day 6

    Posted on 5/03/2015 by Otterluv | 5 Comments

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  • Paxton~aka: Bozo

    We don’t call that dog Bozo for nothing.  He has earned that moniker over and over during his short 5 years on this earth. He earned it again today. MFH (My Favorite Husband) had just returned from running a quick errand.  He was getting out of the t...

    Posted on 4/30/2015 by MelisRunning | 7 Comments

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  • I'm alright

    I love music. Anybody who knows me well knows this. And in my life there are certain kinds of songs I’ve always identified with more than others. Leave me alone and mind you’re damn business because I’m going to be fine songs. Lyrics such as the fo...

    Posted on 5/05/2015 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 6 Comments

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  • Join the O-Cult

     Odus: O'dus Sarah: O'Princess of Whore IslandHayley: C.E.O'wife Tiernan: O'DoterJamie: prO'vider des ChaussuresMississippi: Mama O'BabiesLilly: O'cassoCawfee: Le O'ganizer Lauren: O'Lecteur de Bouche Milo: Penis O'Laziness Crabada: Phalic PharOAnnie...

    Posted on 4/29/2015 by odusgolp | 78 Comments

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