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  • 300

    Three hundred is:·         In bowling, a perfect score, achieved by rolling strikes in all ten frames (a total of twelve strikes) ·         The lowest possible Fair Isaac credit score ·         Three hundred ft/s is the maximum legal speed of a s...

    Posted on 10/27/2016 by DerangedPixi | 27 Comments

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  • Learning to be Lonely

    I've always feared being alone. Being lonely hurts me more than about anything. I was never abandoned as a kid, and had some pretty amazing parents. So I don't know where it comes from. That fear has always driven my bahavior. Both good and bad. I wa...

    Posted on 11/08/2016 by downsizinghoss | 28 Comments

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  • Just Stop.

    Besides eating quality food in the appropriate proportions, drinking lots of water and moving for at least a half hour today, there is one more really healthy thing you can do for yourself:Stop comparing yourself to others. Seriously. If you're like ...

    Posted on 11/15/2016 by futuresize8 | 14 Comments

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  • The Skinny on Weight Loss Excuses

    It doesn't matter where you go, overweight and obese people have a million excuses for not losing and maintaining their weight. You can call it grasa, fett, gordura or just plain old fat, but it is a health hazard and you know it. I had a heart traum...

    Posted on 11/29/2016 by dsjohndrow | 20 Comments

    74 votes + -

  • Running Will Kill You!

    Seems like there as many "Running Will Kill You!" studies by non-running doctor's then there are water cups at the Boston Marathon.Studies use the following ratings: "light," "moderate," or "vigorous" jogger. It's obviously biased because I was a "he...

    Posted on 11/01/2016 by dsjohndrow | 18 Comments

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  • Thoughts after my heart broke

    I wasn’t exaggerating when I said that Donald Trump winning the electoral vote was one of the worst five nights of my life. It was.As a survivor of unwanted trespasses on my body, as a woman who believes strongly in the rights of the LGBT community, ...

    Posted on 11/11/2016 by Dear_Angela | 93 Comments

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  • I Don't Login Anymore!

    Today is 11111000000 days on MFP - well if you are fluent in binary. For the rest of you, it's 1984 Orwellian days. I don't log food so much anymore. Why? Because I know how many calories everything that I eat is. Some days I have new dish and I will...

    Posted on 11/15/2016 by dsjohndrow | 20 Comments

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  • Strong

    http://tinyurl.com/gled87c   (Fine, MFP, I'll just post the url.  Go to this pic if it doesn't show here.)    I may never be strong but I've learned I'm not weak.I'm not at my goal weight, but I'm not where I started.I haven't run a marathon, but I ...

    Posted on 10/28/2016 by forrl | 7 Comments

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  • Lessons Learned from A Year of Logging

    I logged in for a whole year consecutively last week.  I started just after thanksgiving. Hmmm, I wonder what the impetus was for that?  This past year I have learned so much about myself and nutrition habits and developing a  system that works for m...

    Posted on 12/01/2016 by ryry_ | 12 Comments

    37 votes + -

  • My own Dancing Queen

    "Daddy it's our old song!" She shouted as she turned up the radio and ABBA's Dancing Queen filled the car. "I told Mia she has to see it. Can you believe she hasn't seen it? Who doesn't love ABBA? I can play this on my trombone. We need a DVD player ...

    Posted on 11/09/2016 by downsizinghoss | 6 Comments

    35 votes + -

  • November

    I've been in my cave.  I like it here.  It's my spot to rest.  To think.  To not think.  It is a safe, quiet place to heal my turmoil and brokenness. To be.  And there seems to be a lot to think and not think about this month. It's been a tough one. ...

    Posted on 11/15/2016 by forrl | 15 Comments

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  • More chances than cats have lives

    Yesterday somebody had replied in a status of mine that I give people so many chances. And I thought about that for a while. Is it true? Do I give people too many chances? Do I try too hard to acquiesce to the wants and needs of others? At some point...

    Posted on 11/01/2016 by Dear_Angela | 7 Comments

    32 votes + -

  • Frosted Pumpkins

    I'll be enjoying the Thanksgiving Holiday and I am posting an excerpt from my book if you haven't read it. Despite the current chalenges with health and the job search, I am thankful for each day.Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends. The rest of...

    Posted on 11/21/2016 by dsjohndrow | 13 Comments

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  • Santa Paws (A Holiday Pet-Giving Guide)

     Hi friends! With the gift giving holidays just around the corner, this guinea pig mom and animal lover is just here to remind you that pets are not toys or throwaway gifts. I see a lot of posts about dogs and cats, but not many about pocket pets, in...

    Posted on 11/29/2016 by srslybritt | 2 Comments

    23 votes + -

  • The Power of Expectations

    Three years ago, I started logging my food and tracking my exercise here because I couldn't understand how I could be overweight as a "healthy vegetarian who was moderately active and ate very little sugar or processed foods."I've experienced SO much...

    Posted on 1/02/2015 by futuresize8 | 1 Comment

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  • I have seen sunsets

    Sitting on my new side porch this weekend I watched another day slowly fade. The white wooden decking hard under my feet as I stared out over the short cut grass and the rural highway in the distance. The silence interrupted occasionally by a random ...

    Posted on 9/29/2016 by downsizinghoss | 5 Comments

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  • Community

    Some days I'm more aware of the struggles people are dealing with than I am on others.  Some days I'm more absorbed by my own battles to pay much attention to those others are waging.  But more and more I'm seeing that very few of us are the shiny br...

    Posted on 10/07/2016 by forrl | 2 Comments

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  • Hey you! Don't scratch the itch!

    I’m a big fan of Pema Chodron, a Buddhist teacher who has numerous lovely audio books devoted to helping people like me get some peace in their lives. Whether a Christian, Muslim, Hindu, or atheist, we can all learn something from Pema who re...

    Posted on 1/23/2015 by GoPerfectHealth | 7 Comments

    11 votes + -

  • I Am So Embarrassed!

    Actually, I am mortified!!! This wasn’t something I had never done before but this was the first time I was caught.  Thinking back and remembering it, I am feeling my face flush with embarrassment all over again. This morning, I only had to run four ...

    Posted on 2/10/2015 by MelisRunning | 6 Comments

    8 votes + -

  • Résultat du petit sondage...

    Suite au petit sondage,   Il apparait que ce sont majoritairement les femmes qui se soucient de leur poids (84%). Généralement, nous commençons à prendre soin de nous autour de la trentaine (26%) et y sommes plus particulièrement attentif  à la qua...

    Posted on 10/25/2016 by jojowit17600 | 6 Comments

    8 votes + -