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  • People Magazine...and ME?!!! (Some photos added)

    Did anybody else get a message from one of the MFP staff, stating that People Magazine may be interested in interviewing you for "...their annual "half their size" feature. They've identified you based upon your public profile as a potential candidat...

    Posted on 9/17/2014 by Hanfordrose | 57 Comments

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  • Writing on the tablet of a heart

    This morning I was getting ready for work in the bathroom, when I heard my oldest daughter (9yrs old) calling me.I went into her room, and climbed into her bed, and she crawled into my arms. I covered her in kisses and just loved on her for a while. ...

    Posted on 9/17/2014 by MireyGal76 | 19 Comments

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  • I Hate .........

    I Hate ….........  I used to work with someone, he was probably the most English Englishman in the world. He had always lived in the same village. In fact he lived 2 doors down from his parents and a few more doors away from his sister. He marrie...

    Posted on 9/17/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 11 Comments

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  • Life is for Living

    I don't know about you, but some days I sit at the keyboard and wonder what the future holds. I can tell you there was a long time when I sat lamenting the poor choices of the past and dreading the future as a fat old sick guy. In April 2011, a week ...

    Posted on 9/18/2014 by dsjohndrow | 12 Comments

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  • Which road?

    Often our lives, especially weight loss, are compared to a journey.  Many of our choices impact the destination. When we start out wanting to lose weight the only thing some of us care about is the scale number decreasing.  At this point it doesn't m...

    Posted on 9/18/2014 by usmcmp | 6 Comments

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  • Learning to keep my mouth shut...

    Or It's none of my business how you lose weight.During my evening short, slow walk with Cora, I encountered an acquaintance/friend  of mine.  We attend the same church, have participated in a couple of community service activities together and say "h...

    Posted on 9/15/2014 by Calliope610 | 15 Comments

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  • Failing By Default

     atychiphobia  (n.)  fear of failure;  fear of not being good enough To a certain extent, we all have experienced atychiphobia.  I have many times over the years.  Sometimes, it occurs because in our lives, we just haven't had many failures and the p...

    Posted on 9/18/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 14 Comments

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  • Yesterday, I met my hero.

    Yesterday I had the honor to chat with Ruth Bader Ginsburg - a brilliant lawyer, an inspiration to me and so many women, a groundbreaker, a world-changer, an amazing person with biting wit and sharp insight. How did I spend this precious time with th...

    Posted on 9/17/2014 by ShannonMpls | 11 Comments

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  • When the Person Who Betrays You is Yourself

    I write of strength both inner and outer. Of finding clarity in your movements in life and the monumental feeling of being triumphant in your pursuits against all odds. But what I don't write about is the struggles I face against myself. I'm angry. D...

    Posted on 9/16/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 13 Comments

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  • Stubborn vs Stupid

    I am either very, very stubborn or very, very stupid.  Are stubborn and stupid synonyms? In my case, they may be. I set out this morning to get a feel as to just where I was with this concussion and my fitness.  I wanted to be able to determine if th...

    Posted on 9/14/2014 by MelisRunning | 9 Comments

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  • The World is Ugly

    You read that right. Yes, that word means what I think it means. I see it every day.People kill, rape, beat, steal, lie, hate. I've watched animals rip each other apart, watched infections spread, feel the cruelty of life. Watched Sarah McLachlan si...

    Posted on 9/14/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 7 Comments

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  • "When did you start seeing yourself thinner?"

    An MFP friend asked me a good question today, and I thought that this question deserved a post of its own. My friend said, "No one will answer this for me. When did you start seeing yourself a thinner women? I've lost 72 lbs from 300 and although I c...

    Posted on 9/15/2014 by Hanfordrose | 13 Comments

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  • Nobody Knows 2009/2014- Phoenix Rising

    There was one song I deeply connected to back when darkness kind of enveloped my life. A lot of times, music to me is a deep-set emotional outlet. I get lost and for a moment, nothing matters. I've wrote about the fact that back in 2009, there was a ...

    Posted on 9/02/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 1 Comment

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  • No Streetcar Named Desire

      Desire in itself never accomplished anything. People plan the journey of a lifetime, closing their eyes and wishing with all their might to arrive at the Grand Canyon or the Tower of Pisa, then look about in utter surprise, unable to believe they h...

    Posted on 9/16/2014 by fivethreeone | 4 Comments

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  • Tough Mudder Report - North West UK - 2014

    Tough Mudder 13.9.2014I just finished a Tough Mudder, I joined Iron_Feline in the North West of the UK and with her friends/family we all acquired a very wet and muddy (and sweet) experience. I'm also returning with a few bruises, lots of scratches a...

    Posted on 9/16/2014 by EvgeniZyntx | 15 Comments

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  • Blindfolded

    When my best friend in high school sat across from that table from me in high school. When I looked into her face and remembered all those precious moments we'd spent together. The laughter, the fights, the tears. It made me more receptive to words t...

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

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  • Ask and Ye Shall Receive

    I might have asked for prayers to survive the gym this afternoon before I checked out of work.  I return, several hours later, and THIS is what I find on my wall.   Our forrl, who is at the gym, thy deadlifts done, bench press to come. Lead her to th...

    Posted on 9/16/2014 by forrl | 7 Comments

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  • The Metronome

    The Metronome Pad, Pad, Pad as my shoes hit the road. Running late at night is always eerie but eerie in a good way, Pad, Pad. The pace is slower, the quietness of the roads the lack of light as I hit the roads, Pad, Pad. The lights of the harbour sh...

    Posted on 9/16/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 6 Comments

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  • Solitunes

    I just felt like sharing today.  These are my happy places.  This is what I do every chance I get. #MusicTherapy 

    Posted on 9/16/2014 by LostLifter | 8 Comments

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