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  • People Magazine...and ME?!!! (Some photos added)

    Did anybody else get a message from one of the MFP staff, stating that People Magazine may be interested in interviewing you for "...their annual "half their size" feature. They've identified you based upon your public profile as a potential candidat...

    Posted on 9/17/2014 by Hanfordrose | 67 Comments

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  • Does MFP Really Work?

    It's been almost two years since I first came to MFP.I came for the same reason that everyone else did.  We may not all have the same goals, but we all came here to gain or support a healthy way of life (ok, fine, except those random people who just ...

    Posted on 9/19/2014 by LostLifter | 38 Comments

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  • Investing Wisely in All Things

       I read this on line the other day:"Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400.  The money is yours to spend with only one caveat - at midnight, you lose any of the money you have not spent.  At 12:01 am, an...

    Posted on 9/21/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 28 Comments

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  • Life is for Living

    I don't know about you, but some days I sit at the keyboard and wonder what the future holds. I can tell you there was a long time when I sat lamenting the poor choices of the past and dreading the future as a fat old sick guy. In April 2011, a week ...

    Posted on 9/18/2014 by dsjohndrow | 20 Comments

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  • A Tribute

    I cannot imagine not having dogs in my life. They bring so much to both myself and my wife. Their totally loyalty and love and the enthusiasm for the most inconsequential things. I have two dogs a big soppy 8 year old Golden Retriever. He was our...

    Posted on 9/20/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 31 Comments

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  • Immodesty??

    I just told someone to write down 100 things that they love about themselves.  The purpose of this is to help develop a habit that is not congruent with the self-loathing I hear about so often here. I'm going to list 50 things I love about me.   Then...

    Posted on 9/19/2014 by RaspberryKeytoneBoondoggle | 29 Comments

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  • Which road?

    Often our lives, especially weight loss, are compared to a journey.  Many of our choices impact the destination. When we start out wanting to lose weight the only thing some of us care about is the scale number decreasing.  At this point it doesn't m...

    Posted on 9/18/2014 by usmcmp | 9 Comments

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  • Failing By Default (40)

     atychiphobia  (n.)  fear of failure;  fear of not being good enough To a certain extent, we all have experienced atychiphobia.  I have many times over the years.  Sometimes, it occurs because in our lives, we just haven't had many failures and the p...

    Posted on 9/18/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 22 Comments

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  • A Weight Loss Serenity Prayer

    We're all familiar with The Serenity Prayer.  We try daily to use it in real life.  We use it to overcome mental and emotional anguish.  We use it to push ourselves to change circumstances that can be changed.  We use it to deal with issues that are...

    Posted on 9/11/2014 by LostLifter | 25 Comments

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  • Withdrawn

    Fighting depression can feel a lot like treading water. Things start off okay, but as your muscles get tired, the water feels heavier. Your body feels heavier. The idea of pressing forward is daunting and sometimes seems completely insurmountable.You...

    Posted on 9/19/2014 by srslybritt | 26 Comments

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  • Yesterday, I met my hero.

    Yesterday I had the honor to chat with Ruth Bader Ginsburg - a brilliant lawyer, an inspiration to me and so many women, a groundbreaker, a world-changer, an amazing person with biting wit and sharp insight. How did I spend this precious time with th...

    Posted on 9/17/2014 by ShannonMpls | 13 Comments

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  • To the Friends I've lost

    I've been getting the axe lately from some friend's lists. I've had friends deactivate who I connected with who were a driving force in my lifting.  If I said I wasn't at first a little sad, I'd be lying. These people were special. For one reason or ...

    Posted on 9/19/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 4 Comments

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  • Stubborn vs Stupid

    I am either very, very stubborn or very, very stupid.  Are stubborn and stupid synonyms? In my case, they may be. I set out this morning to get a feel as to just where I was with this concussion and my fitness.  I wanted to be able to determine if th...

    Posted on 9/14/2014 by MelisRunning | 9 Comments

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  • My Fall Fitness

    So by my user name and posts you may have deduced that I am unapologetically PASSIONATE about my sport. I respect everyone’s right to an opinion. I don’t expect that everyone holds my same views. But if you are opposed to responsible wildlife managem...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by BowHunter1967 | 9 Comments

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  • Political Posts

    Like most of you, I have a FB account. FB can either be a lot of fun or very maddening. MFH (My Favorite Husband) has a tendency to get riled up by political and/or religious posts.  I keep on scrolling.  As a general rule, I absolutely refuse to com...

    Posted on 9/18/2014 by MelisRunning | 4 Comments

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  • THINGS I HAVE LEARNED FROM OR ABOUT CRITTERS

     Maggie Maud the shaggy dog: Don't bite if a growl will suffice.  Don't growl if a Look will suffice.  Wags usually work best.cats:  patience is usually rewarded.  take time to think.alligators:  the value of having a good attitude. alligators have b...

    Posted on 9/19/2014 by bwallace2012 | 9 Comments

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  • Overflowing Hapiness

     Today I have a happy.  Like an overflowing kind of happiness.  And, because I'm me, I want to share my happy.  So, here goes:I'M HAPPY BECAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEE:I'm letting myself be.  'Nuff said. Seriously, I get in the way o...

    Posted on 9/12/2014 by LostLifter | 2 Comments

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  • Training Day

    “Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea.” –Samuel JohnsonI know the military…especially the American military…inspires a multitude of emotions ranging from fervent support and patriotism to cries o...

    Posted on 9/22/2014 by Mac_X | 3 Comments

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  • Why I do the things I hate

    We all have those lifts that we absolutely hate.  You know which one I'm talking about.  The one you find a substitution for.  The one you never put in your programming.  The one you have to mentally build yourself up to do.We generally hate them bec...

    Posted on 9/22/2014 by usmcmp | 7 Comments

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