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  • Most people will quit or fail

    Statistics show that in the long run 80-95% of all people will fail at their attempts to lose weight and will gain it back.  I'm sure some people are discouraged by the statistics, but it shouldn't discourage you it should make you want to fight for ...

    Posted on 10/16/2014 by usmcmp | 38 Comments

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  • The Tide of Motivation

    Yesterday someone PMed me with the following question: "What are some ways you stay motivated to eat healthy, and stay active?"I wanted to tell them the magic answer.  I wanted to tell thim, "THIS is what I do to ALWAYS stay motivated."That would be...

    Posted on 10/16/2014 by Jergia_Peach | 27 Comments

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  • When Does Your Mind Catch Up?

    It doesn't.  So as long as you stand in that mirror and say "I'm fat. "  That's all you'll see.  You'll have moments of excitement.  You'll have triumphs that feel like change.  Your body improving in amazing ways but until YOU change your state of m...

    Posted on 10/17/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 25 Comments

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  • The Ties That Bind

    "It's nice to meet you." I said. "I'm Cindy.""Oh, I know who you are!" She ignored my outstretched hand and grabbed me in a warm hug, this tiny, elderly woman, lovely in her traditional Indian garb. She held me close and whispered, "Thank you."  It h...

    Posted on 10/20/2014 by TinkerbellsDeception | 32 Comments

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  • Chasing Dana - A Day in the Fitbit Life

    4 AM: You mock me, sleep tracker. I already know I'm tired.4:30 AM: 5th place? I was in 2nd last night. Lousy Europeans and their fancy time zones.5:30 AM: How does this thing not record steps on the train? I wonder how many calories I'd get for runn...

    Posted on 10/16/2014 by ihad | 30 Comments

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  • There Will Be a Day

    (I got nothing today, so you get rhymes) There will be a day where things go wrong. where no matter what, you don’t feel strong. There will be a day that falls apart. and then the one that breaks your heart. There will be a day without the sun, a da...

    Posted on 10/15/2014 by downsizinghoss | 11 Comments

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  • Erosion

     Have you ever built a sandcastle on the beach?  Often, I would build them too close to the incoming tide.  Little by little, each encroaching wave took a few more grains of sand away from my castle.  Slowly, the walls would begin to crumble, until ...

    Posted on 10/17/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 19 Comments

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  • +2 Intimidation Factor

    “Then I saw this picture, and I thought to myself:  ‘Damn, Mac, you’ll never have a body like that.’” These are just a few of the words I said to my therapist today.  I wasn’t talking about some bodybuilding magazine, or athlete, or some movie star’...

    Posted on 10/15/2014 by Mac_X | 15 Comments

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  • An Adventure In Mowing

    Today I got to cut the grass!!!  I was so excited!  Y’all know how much I love to cut the grass (absolutely NO sarcasm.  I really do like it!).  I got my morning housework done.  We ate an early lunch and I headed on out the door. I was surprised at ...

    Posted on 10/17/2014 by MelisRunning | 16 Comments

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  • Get Well Soon

    My Friend Perpetual, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to touch base. You haven't been looking well lately, and as your friend, I am becoming very concerned about your health. We all miss you. Yeah, even him. We miss the fun talks and simple, ea...

    Posted on 10/17/2014 by ihad | 12 Comments

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  • Clothes...

    I remember being the big girl... the girl who wore baggy clothes to hide the bulges more often than not. I remember having a conversation with a friend where we were discussing what kind of clothes we would wear if "we had the body" to pull it off.  ...

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

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  • I'm the crazy girl at the gym

    Gyms have always scared me a little, because I feel like I'm being watched and judged. Everyone else has been there longer. They know what they're doing. They're sure of their form, their speed, their incline, their routine. And I haven't really got ...

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

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  • It's Official

    There are days and weeks that I feel like I can conquer any challenge that comes my way.  Then there are those times when I'm in a pit and can see very little light.  And then there are the days when I run in place.  These I call the flat line days -...

    Posted on 10/20/2014 by forrl | 14 Comments

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  • Hatred

    Hatred...It's a funny thing...and a word used far too often.I've always said that I don't believe hatred is necessarily a bad thing.  TO ME, hatred is the opposite of love.  I don't find that I am actually capable of hating someone that I don't also...

    Posted on 10/09/2014 by Jergia_Peach | 17 Comments

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  • HIghway to Hell

    Posted on 10/17/2014 by yoovie | 25 Comments

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  • Jiggity Jog

    “Home again, home again, jiggity jog.” Reggie’s House (where we board the animals) opens at 8:00 am.  Bright and early. They do not charge you for another day as long as you pick up your animals by noon.  They’re good people.  We wanted to get there ...

    Posted on 10/14/2014 by MelisRunning | 6 Comments

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  • Trip Highlights-- Sanibel Island 2014

    The first time my parents took me to Sanibel Island I was 4 years old.  My dad says that I went out to the beach with my bright green plastic bucket and shovel, looked around for a minute, and proceeded to start filling the bucket with sand, shells, ...

    Posted on 10/20/2014 by ILiftHeavyAcrylics | 14 Comments

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  • Video Game Life Application

    While the past year I haven't been playing as much, I am an avid gamer. I got started playing video games since I was about 3 years old. Started with Mario and went from Sega Genesis to N64, Gamecube, PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4.Wii...WiiU...World of Warcraf...

    Posted on 10/16/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 8 Comments

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  • Race Recap: Balloonfest 5k

    "You're a runner, Dave. You should come to Spokane and run in the Bloomsday Race," My mother-in-law said, innocently enough, a couple months ago. "You know, it's one of the biggest races in the world! And you can stay with us for free."So I checked o...

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

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  • Equipment Question

    If I didn't get the perfect pair of shoes for my cheshire cat costume, then the perfect pair of shoes just don't exist. 

    Posted on 10/20/2014 by yoovie | 11 Comments

    12 votes + -