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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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 | 10 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 | 18 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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  • 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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  • The Ballad of YipYip and FreeFree

    Some of the best things in life are things that you weren’t quite expecting. Two of those things in our life are Chipper(yipyip) and Freeman(freefree). Two little mutts of dogs named after Braves players.  We didn’t want small dogs. My husband has ...

    Posted on 2/17/2015 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 22 Comments

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  • Subtle Sirens of Failure

    Are you aware of the subtle message of the negative din in the forums? Who are you listening to subconciously, how is that Debbie Downer on your friend list affecting you?Subtle voices crowd around MFP and call out."This is so hard....""I can't contr...

    Posted on 2/16/2015 by EvgeniZyntx | 24 Comments

    84 votes + -

  • Is It Bears?

    I often wonder if my friends are being chased by bears. They talk about running such long distances and all the work they do preparing to run those long distances. Strange distances with decimal points, like 3.1, 6.2, and 13.1 miles.I can't figure ou...

    Posted on 2/16/2015 by ihad | 49 Comments

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  • Help, I'm a SUGAR ADDICT !!!

    Yes, the title is intended to attract maximum attention.  This is the same text as my reply to _Zardoz_'s blog.  I finally decided to write one of my own.  What I see is, a lot of time wasted over arguing whether or not a person can be addicted to s...

    Posted on 2/05/2015 by sloth3toes | 60 Comments

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  • Calorie Counting and Exercise– Stats Over the Long Haul!

    I periodically download my complete food and exercise log from MFP into a database for analysis, the last time being 01/08/15 – this was my 589th day on MFP (fully logging everything save for about 30 “Quick Calories” entries for single meals) and I ...

    Posted on 2/11/2015 by bw_conway | 17 Comments

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  • Julia's parents.

    8 years ago my whole life changed. She was just a fat little thing with the biggest cheeks I’d ever seen and this look on her face like “put me the heck back where I was… I was happy”. Everybody saw her and said “Angela, she looks just like you”. ...

    Posted on 2/11/2015 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 23 Comments

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  • Valentine's Day 2011

    This is not a sappy love story.February 2011 I had been actively trying to lose weight for about a year.  At this point I still didn't know much about fat loss and was just following all the things that I had seen in magazines.  I had been tracking c...

    Posted on 2/10/2015 by usmcmp | 13 Comments

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  • 1000 Days

    sun_fish has logged in for 1000 days in a row!That is what I saw when I logged in today. We put a lot of importance on dates, anniversaries, milestones. Seems like 1000 days should be one of those monumental achievements worthy of attention. It does ...

    Posted on 12/26/2014 by sun_fish | 13 Comments

    87 votes + -