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  • Dieting is easy, a Baby can do it!

     6 Month ago I stepped on the scale and almost fainted. I decided to change my life, I decided to change my diet. I wanted to lose weight. Today, 35 pounds lighter, I would like to take a look back on how it started and how I felt.  January 2015, I j...

    Posted on 7/28/2015 by Look_at_me | 34 Comments

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  • I could tell you

    I could tell you exactly how to lose 10 pounds.  That's what this site is for.  The exchange of fitness and nutrition information to help us make improvements.  Many of us seek improvement in the form of weight loss when we first get here.  I can hel...

    Posted on 7/21/2015 by usmcmp | 16 Comments

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  • There Are No Words

    I'm not generally one to be moved by something I read online (I know, everyone says that), but in light of some things I've been finding out about myself, this really... really... hit me. If nothing else, I am posting it here so I can easily find it ...

    Posted on 12/19/2014 by Mr_Bad_Example | 33 Comments

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  • 3 Actual Ways to Overcome Your Fear of the Gym

    Whoaaa...to overcome your fear of being judged at the gym...Don't go to the gym?!!  That MFP Blog is a lie. How about an actual story of getting over that fear? I understand because, listen -- I get it! I avoided the gym for years. My self-consciousn...

    Posted on 7/22/2015 by fivethreeone | 28 Comments

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  • The Daffodil Principle~!

    The Daffodil PrincipleSeveral times my daughter had telephoned to say, "Mother, you must come see the daffodils before they are over." I wanted to go, but it was a two-hour drive from Laguna to Lake Arrowhead. "I will come next Tuesday, "I promised, ...

    Posted on 7/18/2015 by Look_at_me | 19 Comments

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  • Photographs

    One of my hiking buddies is a photographer. During a recent trek, I asked her to "take a nice photo of me that made me look less fat than I am." I wasn't kidding. She does excellent work. A few posture adjustments and some good lighting have made our...

    Posted on 7/26/2015 by eggomylegos | 17 Comments

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  • Dedication is Not Willpower

    If this journey was up to willpower alone, I'd be 400 pounds by now! There were a bunch of things I tried to lose weight. I tried not eating, eating diet meals, shakes, fads, and I thought of vomiting it back up too.I just don't have willpower.Basica...

    Posted on 7/29/2015 by dsjohndrow | 17 Comments

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  • Water - the miracle drug?

    "Drink enough water" is something we all hear, but do we really know why?  I knew it would flush out some toxins and it woud help me to stay hydrated, but that's pretty  much all I knew. The following picture made me understand it all. Water is the m...

    Posted on 7/23/2015 by Look_at_me | 27 Comments

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  • Have You Ever Asked Yourself?

    I have had a rough couple of weeks. Three surgeries last week, a few hundred stitches and enough pain to eat 30 Vicodin in 1 sitting, I am trying to get my sea legs back.Yesterday brought some more bad news on the cancer front.Today I am just living ...

    Posted on 7/23/2015 by dsjohndrow | 22 Comments

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  • Uncomfortable Realization

    So, due to a conversation with a friend, I've just come to a very uncomfortable realization.  I am positively terrified to lose any more weight.There are a number of reasons - some logical, some not, but that's the nuts and bolts of it.  I'm at the l...

    Posted on 7/21/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 41 Comments

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  • Can't see the forest for the trees

         An idiom. Generally, this is negative in nature.  The expression is used to describe a person who is so blinded by the details that they are unable to look at the larger situation.  The “big picture” as it were. Can’t see the forest for the...

    Posted on 7/20/2015 by andeey | 20 Comments

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  • The Art of Juggling

     Ah...balance.  It's so illusive.  I just want to have some peace about my weight, my health, my world.  It feels like I have to keep the balls in the air all the time. Logging, weighing my food, working out, counting the calories - all these ball...

    Posted on 7/22/2015 by GypsyByTheSea | 29 Comments

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  • On Self Worth

    It's something I see a lot of and something I'm guilty of myself. We've become so consumed with what others think of us that we add unnecessary qualifiers to our lives or downplay the things we achieve. "If I could only just...""I did x, but not y......

    Posted on 7/21/2015 by srslybritt | 9 Comments

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  • The Summer of Gardening (or How I Found My Footing Again)

    This year, 2015, the responsibility of our vegetable garden fell entirely on my shoulders.  All of it.  As a teenager, just the thought of working in our family  garden - picking in the scorching sun, feeling the sand seep into my shoes, snakes, s...

    Posted on 7/29/2015 by GypsyByTheSea | 23 Comments

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  • My Own Expectations...

     I wish I could go back to when I was a kid. Before I started beating myself up (mentally) for any stupid little mistake/accident that happened, or that I learned that accidents happen, it’s okay, it doesn’t mean you failed or that you suck. I wish I...

    Posted on 7/27/2015 by _HeartsOnFire_ | 13 Comments

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  • I’m A Lazy Daisy

    I’m taking a rest day today.   A real live, honest to God, rest day.   No mowing.   No housework.   Nada.   I feel guilty!   It is exactly what I needed.   After falling yesterday for the second time in one week, I knew I had to scale it back a bit....

    Posted on 7/20/2015 by MelisRunning | 5 Comments

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  • Traumatic Evening For Paxton

    Poor Paxton. He really got more than what he bargained for last night. It all started when we asked him if he wanted to go “bye-bye.”  You’d think by now that he would’ve clued in to the fact that if he gets to ride in the car, that means he’s going ...

    Posted on 7/21/2015 by MelisRunning | 9 Comments

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  • The Struggle Is Real

    *This really is about Paxton.  Patience.* Lately I’ve been struggling with my nutrition.  No matter how much I’m eating, I still seem to be dropping a little bit of weight each week. Not that I mind!  Don’t get me wrong!  In all honesty, though, ther...

    Posted on 7/13/2015 by MelisRunning | 10 Comments

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  • Paxton: Valor and Bravery

    Paxton:  My hero.   That statement may or may not have been said deadpan.  It may have been said dripping with sarcasm.  It may have been heartfelt.  It may have been all three.   MFH (My Favorite Husband) has been doing a LOT of traveling this summ...

    Posted on 7/27/2015 by MelisRunning | 7 Comments

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  • Optimal Ketogenic Living

    I became aware of Optimal Ketogenic Living (OKL) from a mention in Reddit Keto Diet Facebook group. OKL's Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OKL4Vitality Copied from the OKL page: "Focus is on a ketogenic lifestyle that is prima...

    Posted on 8/22/2014 by ChaiDi | 4 Comments

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