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  • The Frustration of Losing Ground

     For years, I worked hard to lose weight.  Looking back, I realize I was ill equipped to fight the fight.  I had very little patience and no real knowledge of  what I was doing.  I tried all the fad diets that came out in the magazines.  I suffered a...

    Posted on 7/21/2014 by _gypsyrunner_ | 32 Comments

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  • Slow But Steady Wins The Race

    So many folks come to MFP with the attitude of a jack rabbit. Few folks want to be like the tortoise; but it is tortoises like myself who are here for the 'long, slow journey' that does not end with a finish line, a cheering crowd and a shiny trophy....

    Posted on 7/19/2014 by Hanfordrose | 28 Comments

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  • Chopping Down the Giving Tree

    Shel Silverstein's book The Giving Tree was a very popular story back in the 1970's when I was growing up. It's the tale of a boy and the tree who loves him. The boy asks and asks and the tree gives and gives. The tree gives the boy it's apples, it's...

    Posted on 7/21/2014 by ihad | 21 Comments

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  • Cellulite and Hypocrisy

    I'm very human and, as such, am prone to a bit of hypocrisy.  It was particularly glaring yesterday when I tried on my new bathing suit, which is probably the skimpiest bathing suit I've ever owned.  I've made a ton of progress.  I've lost 44 lbs.  S...

    Posted on 7/22/2014 by ILiftHeavyAcrylics | 37 Comments

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  • “Little by little, one travels far.”

    I’m not a big J.R.R. Tolkien fan, but I think this quote fits perfectly.  Last month I wrote my first blog, after I realized I hadn’t been eating for any reason other than being hungry.  This was a big deal for me.  HUGE!  I was raised to finish ever...

    Posted on 7/21/2014 by CallMeCupcakeDammit | 25 Comments

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  • In The Spirit With Which It Is Given

    I'm a big nerd. A really really big nerd. When I was in college I took a science fiction class for fun and it introduced me to some of my favorite books of all time. Not the least of these is Frank Herbert's Dune. I've read every book in the original...

    Posted on 7/21/2014 by ILiftHeavyAcrylics | 19 Comments

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  • Thighs


    Posted on 7/20/2014 by Capt_Apollo | 19 Comments

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  • Quinoa & Veg Garden Pics

    Growing quinoa this year.  Related to lamb's quarters which is a common weed in most gardens.  Plants are at least 4' tall now. The green leaves are edible, nutritious, and delicious!  Seed harvest will be when all the leaves have turned brown and fa...

    Posted on 7/18/2014 by jb_2011 | 33 Comments

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  • Death and perspective

    I just found out that my last living grandparent passed away last night.  She has been refusing to eat for the last month, so most of us have done the grieving already because it has been coming for a while.  There's a bit of relief that she has move...

    Posted on 7/20/2014 by usmcmp | 21 Comments

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  • Summer 2013 vs Summer 2014 - 55lb difference - PICS! <3

    Until yesterday, the only full-body pictures I had at my high weight were a) my Hallowe'en costume (old hollywood in greyscale; even fat, that was a fab costume) and a picture of me after I jigged 4 mackerel (I live on an island on the East coast. We...

    Posted on 7/19/2014 by pipertargaryen | 15 Comments

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  • Pieces of My Heart

    When I dropped you off for the last time at middle school today. I told you how proud I am of you. Middle school etiquette demands you not acknowledge my existence in public, yet you turned, touched my arm and said in the voice that's suddenly lower,...

    Posted on 6/13/2014 by sunglasses_and_ocean_waves | 9 Comments

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  • Excuses, Zombies and Mud

    This morning I was debating... well giving myself excuses why I shouldn't get up and exercise, which were all pretty lame excuses: It's Sunday I'm tiredI haven't had enough coffee (this one almost won)It's raining, you know I'm so sweet I will melt i...

    Posted on 7/20/2014 by jwhited71 | 10 Comments

    34 votes + -

  • Anustart

    Whenever you feel like a failure, never be afraid to make a nu start!

    Posted on 7/18/2014 by George_Baileys_Ghost | 12 Comments

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  • Lost 120kg over the weekend.

    I don't think that losing weight, or losing fat is ever about your size. Well, look, yes it is, but it's not ONLY about your size.So much other stuff comes into it - self esteem, confidence, emotional issues and clearing out the internal baggage that...

    Posted on 7/20/2014 by SkimFlatWhite68 | 12 Comments

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  • Things I Like About Myself

    Yesterday I was asked about the things that I like about myself after talking about the things that I hate.  After naming 2-3 things, I was asked to think about it harder and make a list as things came to me.  It isn't always easy to see yourself in ...

    Posted on 7/22/2014 by wheird | 14 Comments

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  • The Spreadsheet Man vs MFP

    to the loudmouths in the general MFPopulation that are screaming that the spreadsheet man is a child who needs to grow up and learn to communicate: This poor guy tracked a pattern in his relationship so he could bring up a problem to his wife. He cam...

    Posted on 7/22/2014 by yoovie | 13 Comments

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    and so happy to have found it, since I've nearly worn out all my old ones.  FREMDSCHAM ! gotta love those Germans.  if there's not an exact, precise word for something, they just keep adding word bits until it comes out right.  the word might be a ya...

    Posted on 7/19/2014 by bwallace2012 | 4 Comments

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     like a rooster.  but quietly.back yard yoga.  or what I think of as yoga.  I don't know squat about yoga.  I just do it.  when I put words to it, I think of it as a moving meditation.  I move the bod - gently, for it is oooold - loosening up from he...

    Posted on 7/22/2014 by bwallace2012 | 7 Comments

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  • I had a Dream ......

    No this isn't the start of a recital of Martin Luther Kings famous speech. I did though have a dream last night. In this dream I was still fat but I thought I was thin (if that makes sense). I can read a lot into this dream in all likelihood it's jus...

    Posted on 7/20/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 1 Comment

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  • Once more, with feeling .....

    I don't run with music or anything so my mind wanders yesterday's 10 miles was a prime example. I spent most of the easy paced run trying to think of running associated songs and I failed drastically. I could think of many traveling ones but running ...

    Posted on 7/19/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 11 Comments

    10 votes + -