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  • Tears on the Treadmill

    This afternoon I cried a little bit at the end of my run. Everyone who knows me or has read anything from me, knows that I readily admit to knowing nothing about nutrition nor fitness but rely on the “bullies of MFP,” aka “My List o Friends” for a B...

    Posted on 7/08/2014 by forrl | 54 Comments

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  • What it Takes

                                   DO YOU KNOW...                                    What it takes to walk into the gym What it takes to pick up a barbellWhat it takes to push away from the tableWhat it takes to park further away and walkWhat it takes t...

    Posted on 7/07/2014 by _gypsyrunner_ | 32 Comments

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  • OMG I am CAT WOMAN, the GI Jane version...

    Here's the first "finished" picture from the photographer, just posted minutes ago on FB.  I'm in tears...literally in tears.. OMG ...I have AMAZING friends...I can't say enough about the fact that it takes a TEAM to pull this off. All I did was wo...

    Posted on 7/07/2014 by californiagirl2012 | 43 Comments

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  • "Meh" to "Yay!"

    Like most people who are in the middle of losing weight and/or re-comping their body, I have a few different sizes of clothing in my closet. Occasionally, I will buy things that are in my current size without trying them on, which is a version of gam...

    Posted on 7/05/2014 by andeey | 10 Comments

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  • Family weight loss!

    Awhile ago I wrote a blog about never knowing who you may inspire.  As most people know my son is who showed me that it was possible to lose weight and get into better shape.  Well today I'm going to show off.  Combined the three of us have lost over...

    Posted on 7/09/2014 by jwhited71 | 17 Comments

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  • Knowing is Better Than Not Knowing

    As my friend list knows I've been going through a health scare.  I started having double vision 10 days ago.  It lasted a week, and the ophthalmologist has told me that I'm down to two possible causes: multiple sclerosis and idiopathic (which means t...

    Posted on 7/09/2014 by ILiftHeavyAcrylics | 32 Comments

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    are still with me..alas.since joining MFP, my tastes have changed.  I really prefer healthy food.  just not exclusively.   only under extreme duress would I stoop to a corporate burger.  this was not.  it was hand-patted, made from scratch at the ge...

    Posted on 7/09/2014 by bwallace2012 | 13 Comments

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  • CAT WOMAN Pic #2 "Alley Cat" in black and white...

    I just got this from Ryan minutes ago!  Holy moly!!!!!!  He's AWESOME. Again, I can't say enough about the fact that it takes a TEAM to pull this off. All I did was work on my body and the costume, and even all that took support of family an...

    Posted on 7/08/2014 by californiagirl2012 | 11 Comments

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  • The next picture released after Cat Woman :)

    My photographer (Ryan) just released the 2nd picture.  I might get one more picture today, but here's the "Fallen" theme.  We had such a blast doing this Sunday night! Again, I can't say enough about the fact that it takes a TEAM to pull this off. ...

    Posted on 7/08/2014 by californiagirl2012 | 12 Comments

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  • The Big Picture

    So after my Day pass that got me away from mfp for a wee while I return and to me I still see the same sort of problems. The idea of a diet or Lifestyle. I really hate the word 'Lifestyle' it makes me think of glossy celebrity houses and photos of th...

    Posted on 7/07/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 4 Comments

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  • In My Head....the Voice Speaks

     In my head....the voice speaks.  It whispers to me... telling me secrets only I can hear...reminding me of things no one else can see or know. My eyes closed, I position myself on my weight bench.  It's early, still dark out.  The quiet is heavy in ...

    Posted on 7/08/2014 by _gypsyrunner_ | 11 Comments

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  • Ban the word Healthy!

    N. B. - I apologise to UK readers for the use of the words Chips and fries and the context used in as it was easier due to the article referenced.   healthy adjective \ˈhel-thē also ˈhelt-\ ...

    Posted on 7/08/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 6 Comments

    21 votes + -

  • If you Run you must eat!

    Yesterday was a learning day. It educated me in how not to run 13.8 miles. In that way it was a good day. I suffered more than I ever have running that distance what should have been a comfortable distance to run turned into a grind in the purist sen...

    Posted on 7/09/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 12 Comments

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  • No Gym? No Problem!

    Hello friends! A lot of people that I talk to mention they don't have the time or money to go to a gym and don't know how to get their activity in for the week without one.  I wanted to let you know that for 3 years (before I worked in a gym) I was n...

    Posted on 7/08/2014 by bregrig | 7 Comments

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  • The Beauty of 800 Days

    In 200 days, I will reach my 1000th day on MFP.  In the last 800 day I have: quit smoking.  stopped drinking 3 liters +  of Diet Pepsi every day.  quit using food as an emotional crutch and learned self control. been able to run 3.5 miles without sto...

    Posted on 7/10/2014 by _gypsyrunner_ | 17 Comments

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  • Laramie, Wyoming

    I took off for my 8 miler a little bit later than usual.  Well, for a Monday it really was not that late. Monday morning at 7:00 am is the day I call MIL for our weekly “chat.”  We talk for a good hour. It is like we take a big breath at the beginnin...

    Posted on 7/07/2014 by MelisRunning | 2 Comments

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  • Ka-Boom!!!

    Today was my last scheduled Loooong, long training run for my 50K.  Well, actually LAST Wednesday was supposed to be my last loooong, long training run for my 50K BUT, if you recall, I got stung by a bee at mile 14 and had to go home for Benadryl. To...

    Posted on 7/09/2014 by MelisRunning | 4 Comments

    14 votes + -

  • Phoenix ashes, soul reborn

     I get these moments. It always happens in the dead silence.  When I'm all alone. I dreamt from the darkness. Before there was light. I kept silent for years, afraid of my own shadow. Afraid that my voice was unwanted. That I was unwanted. Was it bec...

    Posted on 7/08/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 6 Comments

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  • A sneak peak at tonights Sacramento photo shoot...

    Photographer Ryan Lazalier, Makeup artist Diana Jeanette, Hair Stylist Shayn GuentherHelp from my dear friend and amazing woman who will soon realize her own dream of being a fitness competitor Nancy J. Meuer And I'm actually the 53 year old model li...

    Posted on 7/07/2014 by californiagirl2012 | 4 Comments

    10 votes + -

  • Krispy Kreme

    As most of you know by now, I live in Mississippi.  I really like living here.  The people are great!  It is pretty.  I actually like the hot/humid weather, too!  There is one thing about Mississippi that tickles my funny bone, though.  Restaurants. ...

    Posted on 7/08/2014 by MelisRunning | 13 Comments

    8 votes + -