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  • Time

    There was a time not long ago when I had virtually no thoughts about fitness. A time when I ate whatever, whenever.  I did not care about exercise or the negative health implications of inactivity. There was a time I was a bad example for my children...

    Posted on 8/21/2014 by BowHunter1967 | 46 Comments

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  • Learning To Be Strong

    Recently in a PM exchange a very good friend of mine (and a very wise lady), Forrl, said this to me:  "Don't let go of what you want just because someone is trying to take it from you."  I've been thinking about that ever since, because that has alwa...

    Posted on 8/21/2014 by ILiftHeavyAcrylics | 47 Comments

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  • Setting Him Free

    Things got worse, constantly worse. There was friction on a daily basis, I felt less like myself each day, week, and month until I disappeared in a way. I tried to keep us both above the surface, but he kept sinking more often. I was exhausted and th...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by AglaeaC | 28 Comments

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  • Race Recap: The Pikes Peak Marathon

    Last fall, I decided I would give ultra-running a try. I would run my first 50-mile race and then do a marathon that is really more like an ultra in terms of difficulty: The Pikes Peak Marathon. Both races turned out to be more difficult than I imagi...

    Posted on 8/18/2014 by davemunger | 44 Comments

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  • The Promise of a Lie

    They tell you that it takes X amount of time to form a habit.  I remembered that when I started. That's what I told myself when I packed away all my favorite foods into a mental garbage bin and did my first weight loss song and dance. It's all or not...

    Posted on 8/20/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 10 Comments

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  • The Fault and The Power

    Every day, I see people at various points in their discovery of nutrition and fitness asking questions that are meaningless in the grand scheme of their goals. Goal: lose 50 lbs. TOPIC: When should I eat carbs so they don't turn into fat?Goal: get a ...

    Posted on 8/20/2014 by fivethreeone | 40 Comments

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  • Giving up a goal weight

      Back in June of 2013, when I was ultimately a noob on the loose with dreams in my heart and a wall tacked with motivational quotes and a fridge void of  ebils (that are no longer evil but in the beginning). 170 lbs, even after losing 20 lbs from gi...

    Posted on 8/20/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 13 Comments

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  • Discipline

      “Discipline is the instant willing obedience to all orders, respect for authority and teamwork.” During Marine Corps recruit training our Drill Instructors had us memorize and repeat a variety of sayings and important pieces of information. The de...

    Posted on 8/20/2014 by usmcmp | 17 Comments

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  • Small Victories

    This morning was kind of a big deal for me. I've been feeling a little blah cuz I haven't seen the results I wanted on the scale, on the tape measure, in my clothes or in my reflection. Every morning for months since I gained the extra weight (I was ...

    Posted on 8/20/2014 by AmyG1982 | 12 Comments

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  • The girl in the mirror

    Body image...it's my Achilles' Heel.  I remember watching this episode of "What Not To Wear" once. The lady they were making over had recently lost a significant amount of weight and her clothing was not only outdated - it was also about five sizes t...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by glowgirl14 | 23 Comments

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  • The Art of Balancing (28)

    What I want to do is sometimes in direct conflict with what my brain tells me I should do.  You know the feeling.  I want to go swimming, but the lawn needs to be mowed.   I want to sit in the sun and read a book, but my dryer is buzzing for the umpt...

    Posted on 8/20/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 13 Comments

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  • Expecting Perfection?

    Are you expecting perfection? You're setting yourself up for failure. Yeah, you are. Perfectionists do exist, but perfection doesn't."Oh gosh, I went on such a binge yesterday! Never again!""I will log every day no matter what!""This is the last time...

    Posted on 8/06/2014 by AglaeaC | 17 Comments

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  • Listen...

    On Saturday night, my husband and I wondered how a friend of ours, Henry, was doing. Henry owned our local pub before he sold it last Spring, and he also owned and operated a gas station in our neighborhood. We hadn't seen his car in a while.I sent H...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by futuresize8 | 7 Comments

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  • Response to TOPIC: Guys - girls who are "normal" sized or have a belly?

    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/1404681-guys-girls-who-are-normal-sized-or-have-a-bellySo I've been dieting for 2 months now and have dropped 10 lbs. I'm 139 lbs now and 5'6'' tall. I have skinny legs and arms, but I tend to carry my weight i...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by yoovie | 11 Comments

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  • Calories always count but that doesn't always mean you need to count them

    From the BI Facebook page... join the discussion here.-----Many of my clients are calorie counters. Admittedly, as a coach, it does make my job easier. A lack of progress almost always stems from the nutritional side of the coin.And when progress is ...

    Posted on 8/18/2014 by stroutman81 | 15 Comments

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  • Happy Moments

    strolling out into London fresh from the airport and into some of the most interesting and beautiful history I have ever encounteredRye and Hastings and Canterbury were even better. Standing on the battlements - looking out at old wars and ghosts of ...

    Posted on 8/21/2014 by yoovie | 13 Comments

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  • My Life

    I don't need you to worry for me cause I'm alrightI don't want you to tell me it's time to come homeI don't care what you say anymore, this is my lifeGo ahead with your own life and leave me aloneI never said you had to offer me a second chanceI neve...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by LostLifter | 13 Comments

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  • Healing analogy

    I am a fan of analogy... it helps me connect the dots to things I may not have been able to connect before, and it works for a lot of people. I came up with an analogy today that I would like to share...  As I think that as humans, we could all do to...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by MireyGal76 | 13 Comments

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  • Unexpected Company

    This week is a “fall back week” in my training program for the Chicago Marathon.  This is the first real “Break” I’ve had since running the 50K three weeks ago.   It is my theory that the people who develop these training programs really do not have...

    Posted on 8/18/2014 by MelisRunning | 6 Comments

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  • The Running Dead

    It has been a good while since I've written anything, so I figured now was the time.  Life kind of gave me the finger in the way of an injury and being the stubborn person I am, I just made it worse.It started back in June.  I finished a six mile run...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by scottyg70 | 8 Comments

    20 votes + -