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  • The Truth About Sixpacks & Five Ways to Get One Quickly

    Let's face it... lots of people come to MFP primarily looking for ways to reduce the fat on their bellies in order to get visible sixpack abs. This is considered sexy almost everywhere, with the notable exception being Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Go Vikin...

    Posted on 2/22/2015 by BooleanOperator | 30 Comments

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  • Why your progress isn't dramatic

    Most people have seen transformation pictures where the before and after don't look like the same person.  The jaw dropping difference of 50, 100, 200+ pounds lost.  We look forward to the day that our bodies look completely different, just like thos...

    Posted on 2/26/2015 by usmcmp | 22 Comments

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  • Smarter Scott - 1, Stupid Scott - 0.

    Through a series of stupid (but amazingly delicious) eating decisions yesterday, I managed to use up 54% of my day's calories before 9:30 a.m., and 85% before 11:30 a.m.   Stupid Scott would have said something like, "You really blew it boy.  You're ...

    Posted on 2/19/2015 by makingamiracle | 19 Comments

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  • Five Years and Counting

    I generally try to share some wisdom here, but I don't really have any today.  Today I just want to tell more of my story.Five years ago this month I finished my active duty time in the Marine Corps.  I was fat when I got out, but I had been trying t...

    Posted on 2/24/2015 by usmcmp | 21 Comments

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    On a recent vacation trip we stayed at a resort that had a very cool climbing course. There were were all kinds of rope bridges, balance beams, stepping stones paths, and other obstacles, all suspended twenty to fifty feet in the air.Now I love heigh...

    Posted on 2/24/2015 by ihad | 21 Comments

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  • Weight Loss is a Religion

    Since the beginning of mankind, religion has often turned the world upside down. Everyone has an opinion about unseen whether it's good, bad or somewhere in between. They worship, they teach, they hope, they pray, and they even spread the word about ...

    Posted on 2/24/2015 by dsjohndrow | 18 Comments

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  • A Drop in the Bucket

    6 months ago I hit my goal weight. I started perusing the maintaining weight forum a few months before, and found it quite common for people to say maintaining was harder than losing. In many ways I agree with that, or at the very least I think it is...

    Posted on 2/23/2015 by sun_fish | 13 Comments

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  • Relationships

    I share a lot on here.  Everything from binge eating to my flaws to struggles that are more common than you think.  That is pretty easy.  I don't mind saying those things because I know I'm not alone in it.Today I want to talk about relationships.We ...

    Posted on 2/20/2015 by usmcmp | 19 Comments

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  • Untitled Blog is Untitled

    My uncle passed away suddenly yesterday.  I got a cryptic message through Facebook from my dad telling me (dads brother is the one that passed).  I though heart attack or stroke, since it was so sudden, and he was always a really healthy guy.  I call...

    Posted on 2/27/2015 by capnrus789 | 46 Comments

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  • No more honey please!

    It was just a few days before Valentine’s Day and we were sitting in the living room watching TV. I don’t care for Valentines too much, but my husband does. He buys me flowers and quiet often a heart-shaped box with my favorite pralines, accompanied ...

    Posted on 2/19/2015 by Look_at_me | 17 Comments

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  • Sweeping You Out

    I'm feeling feisty today. I've been doing battle with the demons for way too long, but this morning I feel like I could beat them, perhaps because for the first time in months, I got over 4 1/2 hours of sleep. The demons are both metaphysical and c...

    Posted on 2/19/2015 by forrl | 27 Comments

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  • Advocate.

    As parents go.. I’d never call myself overprotective. I understand things will happen, I understand I can’t protect my children from everything. I want to-believe me. But I know the world. As the result of my parenting and my persona I am raising tw...

    Posted on 2/26/2015 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 28 Comments

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  • 250 pounds lost. Time to spread my wings...

    Today is my nieces Birthday and we are going out to a restaurant to celebrate.  It's the first time I've gone inside and eaten in over 15 years.  Even before I became a shut in, I never enjoyed the experience.  The stares, comments, worrying if they ...

    Posted on 2/28/2015 by Tannun | 35 Comments

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  • finding the victory in defeat

     life is a losing game.  we all know that, though we pretend we don't.  we "win" when we can, try to hang on as long as possible -  sometimes longer.    we already know the last page in the story.  .   through the support of family, but mostly my mot...

    Posted on 2/18/2015 by bwallace2012 | 22 Comments

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  • Dazed and Confused

    Firstly I want to thank those of you that have accepted my FR after my three month absence, I am glad to see most of you are still here working towards your goals and keeping the level of depravity on MFP at a healthy level. You were all deeply misse...

    Posted on 2/26/2015 by Cryptonomnomicon | 16 Comments

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  • So you're MAD about something on the internet...

    Posted on 2/27/2015 by BooleanOperator | 16 Comments

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  • I am going to be an angel too...

      We are getting hammered with snow this year. Around Christmas time everybody was hoping for snow and when we finally got it I looked outside, smiled and said “Honey, look it’s snowing”. Now I look outside and say “Crap, it’s snowing again”. Fina...

    Posted on 2/24/2015 by Look_at_me | 9 Comments

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  • 30 Years Ago: Story Time

    I was in college from 1980-1984.  I successfully completed my studies and graduated with a double major during the course of those four years. I met a person there in NE Pennsylvania; he was one of my professors.  This man taught a good class and he ...

    Posted on 2/04/2015 by MelisRunning | 9 Comments

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  • DietBet Challenge

    About a month ago a group of my friends and myself signed up for a dietbet challenge.  It's a website, you put in money and at the end whoever makes their goal gets a share of the pot.  I decided to take the opportunity to really take the challenge t...

    Posted on 2/20/2015 by ZenInTexas | 7 Comments

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    La idea en esta nueva entrada en el Blog, seran concentrar publicaciones cortas, concisas y prácticas. Aqui intentaré ir añadiendo tips cortos de todo tipo que os puedan servir en el dia a dia como info o fr manera practica, donde en lugar de ser inf...

    Posted on 12/08/2014 by jesusdelcampo | 5 Comments

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