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  • The two dominant species on MFP

    I enjoy venturing into the forums for a multitude of reasons...Firstly for the wealth of knowledge that people vastly more informed than me about the topics of nutrition, training and other fitness related content are willing to share.Secondly for th...

    Posted on 3/25/2015 by Cryptonomnomicon | 17 Comments

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    Got this idea from reading a friends blog that was pretty much the same idea. I am listing out all of the reasons why I want to lose weight. Maybe if I'm feeling unmotivated I can come back to look here. Here it goes:  1. Asthma - I want to not have...

    Posted on 2/11/2015 by Sie_Con | 13 Comments

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  • Mississippi River Marathon Recap

    Running a marathon on Valentine’s Day.  How romantic?  That is exactly how I spent my Valentine’s Day yesterday.  MFH (My Favorite Husband) stayed at home and took care of Paxton and the two cats (Kali and Castro) so we wouldn’t have to take them to ...

    Posted on 2/15/2015 by MelisRunning | 15 Comments

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  • A Day to Reflect...

    One year ago...365 days.  It seems quite honestly, like an eternity.On this day, last year, I stood in the hospital room, with my mom and my sisters as we reassured him that we would be okay and that it was okay to go.  And shortly thereafter, he did...

    Posted on 2/19/2015 by Numb5kull | 10 Comments

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     I've been through the meat-grinder lately, and the end is not yet in sight.  I'm trying to patch together the larger bits with scotch tape and baling wire.you know what I mean.  you do.  and if you don't, you will.  "stress" is another way of saying...

    Posted on 2/27/2015 by bwallace2012 | 10 Comments

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  • Before and After

     This is my before and after photo.  Since people are seeing this, I may as well put some details. The picture on the left is probably me at my heaviest.  The picture on the right was a few months ago.Obviously, I liked bread.  I'm making bagels in t...

    Posted on 3/01/2015 by FIT_Goat | 13 Comments

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  • The Life I Wanted

    I joined MFP to be skinny, get rippling abs so I could spend hours admiring my physique in front of the mirror.I am almost to my goal! I just need more hours in the day in which to pose.The reality is that this fitness journey (not a skinny journey) ...

    Posted on 3/24/2015 by dsjohndrow | 7 Comments

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  • Sneaky Paxton!

    MFH (My Favorite Husband) has been out of town for the first part of this week.  He got home late yesterday.  It is great to have him back home!  I miss him when he’s gone. When MFH is home, during the night, the cats, Kali and Castro, will come to h...

    Posted on 3/12/2015 by MelisRunning | 8 Comments

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  • Enough Already

    I remember being younger and constantly being told that I was going to be a late bloomer. One day I would be pretty.  One day I would be cool.  One day I would be liked.I knew this was their “nice” way of saying that I was none of those things at tha...

    Posted on 3/24/2015 by Jergia_Peach | 22 Comments

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  • Do you feel defeated? Broken?

    Whether personally, professionally, in the weight room, or when attempting to lose weight, there are times when one will feel beaten. Defeated. Broken. I am a fan of analogies and metaphors, so I will use one to get my point across rather quickly.In ...

    Posted on 2/25/2015 by Derpes | 9 Comments

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  • The Misadventures of HeyBales Backpacking

    Some story as to what happened, some just on winter backpacking in general.Been feeling the need last couple years to the challenge of an actual point A to B backpacking trip, about 30 miles for available 3 days. Rather than just backpack in to wilde...

    Posted on 3/09/2015 by heybales | 5 Comments

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  • The Flow of Ecstasy - Which Train to Take?

    This is not about the drug. But it could be. I have been wondering about how I experience certain things and how these then become overwhelming bad habits. You might recognize yourself below.Sometimes on the Internet particularly forums, when gaming,...

    Posted on 3/18/2015 by EvgeniZyntx | 8 Comments

    11 votes + -

  • Marathons and Car Stickers

    I think today is going to be a little bit of lots of different things.  Some of these things you’ve probably heard about already… The big news yesterday was winning a free entry into the Air Force Marathon.  I was pretty excited about this, primarily...

    Posted on 3/18/2015 by MelisRunning | 2 Comments

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  • Let’s Hear It For The Mississippi RunJunkEes!!!

    Many of you already know that I am the Admin for the Mississippi Chapter of the  RunJunkEes Run Club. Each morning, you will find me posting upcoming races in the state, the daily coffee joke (MUST have that!) and a bit of motivational stuff.  We are...

    Posted on 3/22/2015 by MelisRunning | 5 Comments

    8 votes + -

  • Updates from Gymtopia: Hearts and Minds 2

    There are more casualties to talk about in the neverending battle for the very soul of Gymtopia.  More allegiances gained and lost.  More hearts broken.  More training partnerships torn asunder.  Such is the price of war.  Stoneface Casey has been qu...

    Posted on 3/23/2015 by SaintGiff | 17 Comments

    25 votes + -

  • Spring Break

    This last week, my son had his spring break from school.  I decided to take a few days off at the beginning of the week and started planning a quick trip to LA.  I figured we could catch a Kings hockey game, maybe visit some friends and family, or hi...

    Posted on 3/22/2015 by andeey | 11 Comments

    15 votes + -

  • 365 Days Back. One Year Anniversary: The score so far.

    Today marks a full year back since returning to fitness and body building after a nearly 6 year layoff. There was a time in my life when I thought I would never lift again, never feel the accomplishment of mastering heavy weight and watching PR’s fa...

    Posted on 3/23/2015 by nakedraygun | 7 Comments

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  • Taking Ownership

    We all make mistakes, and sometimes such mistakes have unintended consequences.  Here is a simple analogy to quickly make a point:You are speeding and someone pulls out in front of you. You total their car and they have a few bumps and bruises. Clear...

    Posted on 3/23/2015 by Derpes | 8 Comments

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  • Where does the hyperbole end and real begin?

    It’s gotten to the point where I am fairly certain that in a member of MFP was accused of a crime- a jury of their peers (Or MFP Friends list) would find them innocent. In each other’s eyes we can really truly do no wrong. I am not exaggerating. I’...

    Posted on 3/23/2015 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 36 Comments

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  • "You Did It Once, You Can Do It Again!" .... Right?

    Sometimes I'm really amazed at how I lost 50 pounds in the span of around 8 months in 2010. I'm still the same person I was a few years ago, but at the same time so many things are different. I keep telling myself this time around that "Hey! You did ...

    Posted on 3/20/2015 by 00trayn | 35 Comments

    114 votes + -