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  • Don't You Ever Learn?

    Several people on my MFP feed have been posting lately that they have overeaten, feel physically bad about it, and resolved to remember that bad feeling so they can prevent doing it again.   I seem to be missing this crucial sensitivity!    My mother...

    Posted on 3/12/2018 by rundgrenrocks | 34 Comments

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  • I am the miracle - we all are!

    I sat down in one of the chairs in front of the pharmacy and waited for my prescription. I didn't feel like shopping, just sat there and felt sorry for myself, the way we do when we have a cold -coughing and sneezing, ready to go to bed but forced to...

    Posted on 3/08/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 26 Comments

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  • Let it go

    Sometimes being a working parent of little ones is just so *kitten* hard. When I don't get home until 5:30-ish, I have such a tiny window to live my life outside of work on a weekday. I just have to take the advice of Princess Elsa and "Let it go"  (...

    Posted on 3/07/2018 by melissarose4 | 8 Comments

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  • Recipe:: Stuffed Mushrooms

    Shrooms Bro!You know, every now and then I forget how good mushrooms taste, and how versatile they are.  I was shopping in Sprouts Farmers Market the other day and I noticed a package of ready to bake stuffed mushrooms. They look really good and look...

    Posted on 3/07/2018 by jaimydude | 9 Comments

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  • NSV for ME

    Normally I wouldn't post a blog entry two days in a row, but I had a great Non-Scale Victory today!I went shopping on my lunch break.  My wonderful in-laws have offered to watch the kids Saturday night so my husband and I can have a fun date night.  ...

    Posted on 2/20/2018 by melissarose4 | 5 Comments

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  • Closet Tears

     I LOVE buying clothes.  My husband and I each budget some fun money each paycheck that we can each spend without the other person questioning at all.  We've done this for years and it works for reaching our form of  financial peace.  He usually spen...

    Posted on 3/05/2018 by melissarose4 | 18 Comments

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  • JOY

    Here’s how someone I’ve never met has given me a daily reminder to live in the moment:  About 2-3 years ago in March or April, as I drove up to the top of the hill by my house as I got to the top, the house across the street of the intersection appe...

    Posted on 3/06/2018 by wolverine66 | 20 Comments

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  • Bookmarks

    I have so many BOOKMARKS on my browser!  Today I decided it was time to go through them.  Probably more than a third were connected to sites that no longer exist.  But by far and wide, the most popular bookmarks were attached to food and diet sites. ...

    Posted on 3/04/2018 by LogR4Life | 5 Comments

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  • I want to hit somebody!

    In the movie"Calendar Girl," Helen Mirren and her lady friends -a group of elderly women- perform a slow-motion exercise outside, in the middle of a field and of course, because it's Hollywood, the surroundings are drop-dead gorgeous.Somehow, the pic...

    Posted on 3/01/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 33 Comments

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  • Navigating my new Lifestyle

    My little guy (Zac -- the cutey in my profile picture) had a grooming appointment for 7:30 a.m. this morning (what retired person in their right mind makes a grooming appointment for 7:30 a.m.???). My husband suggested that we drop him off and then g...

    Posted on 2/28/2018 by LogR4Life | 11 Comments

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  • I Finally Decided to Get Serious!

    In November last year, I said "I do." Well, really I said, "I will love you forever." I had a less romantic encounter in February of 2011. There I was, fat (around 300 pounds), feeling old, and clinically depressed.I confess, in my mind, I felt my li...

    Posted on 2/27/2018 by dsjohndrow | 15 Comments

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  • Little bitty changes

    I'm learning that this lifestyle change, for me, is full of little bitty changes to how I live my life. Rather than a full out drastic change of everything, tiny adjustments to my regular patterns seems to really be working out better.   I don't alwa...

    Posted on 2/26/2018 by melissarose4 | 9 Comments

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  • Every Day a New Day!

    This morning I got up and stepped on the scale.  I'm really trying NOT to do that too often but as my clothes get looser it is hard to not have a peek!  I was down another 1.9 pounds!  My eyes almost popped out of my head when I saw the number on the...

    Posted on 2/25/2018 by LogR4Life | 17 Comments

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  • Running?

    I am not the cute, petite girl in the skin-tight Nike tank top with the swingy pony tail, swishing around the track, making it look easy (if you are, congratulations!)I'm the big, red-faced, sweaty, panting one in the baggy grey t-shirt dragging 2 le...

    Posted on 4/09/2015 by jennifer_417 | 13 Comments

    40 votes + -

  • Random thoughts while running tonight

    August 2011. I'd just celebrated my 5 year wedding anniversary. By "celebrated", I mean it happened. We went to best buy and he got me a mini laptop. We went to bed and didn't have sex. Or kiss. Or touch. Again. That was our normal. Because of that c...

    Posted on 7/07/2015 by p3rf3ctly_flaw3d | 2 Comments

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  • It's a start . . .

    I was so excited to talk about a plant-based diet I didn't update you at all on my trip to VEGAS!  As I mentioned in my last blog, I watched Forks over Knives in the airport.  If you have watched the documentary you would understand how I could feel ...

    Posted on 2/22/2018 by LogR4Life | 6 Comments

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  • An Ocean of Chocolates

    Saturday after Valentine's Day, my husband came home and presented me a bag of marked down candy. He is a bargain hunter through and through, he can't help it. There were times in our life when money was tight, and we both will never forget.His eyes ...

    Posted on 2/22/2018 by The_Movie_Chair | 30 Comments

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  • A Plant Based Diet? Me?

    A week or so ago I posted a blog that included en excerpt of a letter from a friend who recommend I cut out processed foods "and animal products".  I nearly laughed out loud when I read the animal products part because she pretty much knows how I fee...

    Posted on 2/21/2018 by LogR4Life | 23 Comments

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  • Aging, Fitness and Keeping it Real!

    As we age it becomes, admittedly, a bit more difficult to get our bodies in sync with our minds and what we'd like to do or who we want to become. Sometimes it's injuries or illness and other times extra weight makes it difficult. In my mind, th...

    Posted on 2/21/2018 by luluinca | 46 Comments

    91 votes + -

  • Why I Hate Running II

    Saturday morning I was a little late getting started because of the rib pain from my crash two weeks ago, kept me up for a few hours the night before. I usually have a cup of coffee around 5:30 or 6 am while reading my email and LIKING my friends acc...

    Posted on 2/20/2018 by dsjohndrow | 8 Comments

    56 votes + -