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  • The good and the bad

    The good and the bad are all jumbled up.  For decades it was varying degrees of bad with only moments of good. And some of those moments were glorious, but they always were dragged back down.  Now the two seem at war. I face things daily that want to...

    Posted on 8/31/2016 by downsizinghoss | 8 Comments

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  • Breaking out of starvation mode

    I was surfing the internet today and ran across this article by Tom Venuto, who has been in the weight loss and fitness industry since 1989.  He's a personal trainer, nutrition consultant, motivation coach, fitness model, health club manager and best...

    Posted on 3/08/2012 by alliover | 3 Comments

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  • You are never really there

    For about as long as I have been trying to keep in decent shape- I have been dealing off and on with Sciatica. It's a sneaky sleeping giant of a thing for me.It seems that I will get into a sweet groove with the gym and feel wonderful about it. I wil...

    Posted on 8/31/2016 by KaleNBcaonCleanse | 9 Comments

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  • How It Really Is

    I have been writing this blog for a long time - like 5 years or something like that. I have filled the inter-webs with a lot of crap and a few pathetic stories. Possibly I have encouraged one or two folks to eat celery instead of a donut with their m...

    Posted on 8/30/2016 by dsjohndrow | 19 Comments

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  • One Year Down--Thoughts and Plans

    I tried to write this post more than a week ago and in the time since then I've changed my thoughts somewhat, and so this has gone from a discussion of old and new goals to something much more unfocused.In general, I'm someone who loves anniversaries...

    Posted on 2/16/2015 by lemurcat12 | 3 Comments

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  • When an old timer is the newb

    I have been here a bit. About 5 years to be exact. Not as long as many, but longer than some. I've ragequit, met some friends, ragequit again, went through a divorce, lost 80lbs using IIFYM and lifting, found myself and all that good stuff, and rageq...

    Posted on 8/29/2016 by HereandQueer | 29 Comments

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  • Compass

     A while back, I began asking questions musicians have asked:  "Have you come here to play Jesus / To the lepers in your head?",  "Am I  part of the cure, or am I part of the disease?", "Is this the real life, or is this just fantasy?"  I've been th...

    Posted on 8/28/2016 by forrl | 7 Comments

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  • Race Report: Emerald City Half Marathon

    Race Report: The weather is warm: Red Flag conditions.  We’ll be starting with the temps in the low-mid 70’s and humidity percentage in the high 90’s (Garmin actually says it was 100%).  The skies are partly cloudy, and the sun rises to reveal a h...

    Posted on 8/28/2016 by bennettinfinity | 11 Comments

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  • Pardon my absence . . .

    Wow!  It has been a while since I last blogged -- July 31st to be exact so almost four weeks (feels like longer).  The reason for that is multi-faceted and of course there is a story . . .August has been a very busy month!  My mother-in-law finally a...

    Posted on 8/25/2016 by SnagTop | 17 Comments

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  • Stop the Food Pushers!

    Don't you just hate it when "no thank you" doesn't work? What do you do if those inconsiderate family members, friends and Type-A soccer moms continue to offer you food, suggest the worst restaurants, drinks and other deadly treats?Well, here is an a...

    Posted on 8/24/2016 by dsjohndrow | 42 Comments

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  • I am Summer

    The old wooden slat rocking chair protests as I settle down into it. It creaks as I lean back to enjoy the surprisingly cool breeze washing over the front porch. Thunder rolls overhead through the thick clouds as the occasional flash bulb of lightnin...

    Posted on 8/18/2016 by downsizinghoss | 13 Comments

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  • Goals- I have some!

    I have been happily maintaining on a placid sea of mandating for a pretty long time. And as I get started on a new program it occurs to me that I had no goals.  This caused me much frustration because I really had no idea what I was shooting for. Wha...

    Posted on 8/17/2016 by KaleNBcaonCleanse | 7 Comments

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  • Restless Heart Syndrome

    Introspection is my life. Really, I've spent pretty much every day of my life looking inward in an attempt to decipher the codes that run my brain and color my view of the world. I've only ever been half-successful in that endeavor, putting together ...

    Posted on 2/05/2015 by Mr_Bad_Example | 9 Comments

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  • After 900 days and this...

    900 days of logging - that's a lot. Almost 2.5 years of my life and I still don't have a real grip on it! Ok, ok, so I know a LOT more than I did - but I can sit here typing and tell you that I'm currently a fish out of water.  I know what works f...

    Posted on 8/15/2016 by Deena_Bean | 21 Comments

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  • Short Answers to Complex MFP Questions

    You may have read some of the Message Boards here on MFP. There are hundreds of thousands of them! The categories are diverse, ranging from Success Stories to Nutrition and Chit-Chat. Each one appears to be crafted by experts in their field. With suc...

    Posted on 8/16/2016 by dsjohndrow | 25 Comments

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  • Sorry- I’m not sorry I’m sorry.

    I can’t really say how many times a day I hear “don’t apologize” or “stop apologizing”. It’s at least once. And if you hear something at least 365 days a year you know- it’s something that’s probably a problem. From a very young age- I had it made...

    Posted on 8/15/2016 by KaleNBcaonCleanse | 14 Comments

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  • Trying to Find a Picture

    I spent some time the other day digging through old albums and photo boxes. The crisp kodak paper still firm as I flipped by them with my finger tips. An outdated card file in a digital world. Old images of an amazing childhood and life to be envied....

    Posted on 8/14/2016 by downsizinghoss | 13 Comments

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  • Sound Familiar?

    So you all may have noticed that I have been logging in regularly for a long time (over 650 days) but my loss has been relatively small (18.5lbs). Allow me to give you some insight on why.Back over 650 days ago I knew I needed to do SOMETHING but I w...

    Posted on 8/09/2016 by karbruce | 4 Comments

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  • Rewarding Your Weight Loss with Ink

    Although they've been around for a long time, tattoos are pretty popular these days. For us weight-losers a tattoo is pretty enticing now that we don't have to cover ourselves in XXXL t-shirts and stretch pants. It could be a celebration.At 57 I got ...

    Posted on 8/09/2016 by dsjohndrow | 27 Comments

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  • Don't even want to talk about it

    I am a person who thoroughly enjoys the balance of life. I enjoy carefully planning meals so that my macros are beautiful as much as I enjoy a meal that says “forget it”. I enjoy a glass of wine or a lovely stout just as much as I enjoy the good I am...

    Posted on 8/09/2016 by KaleNBcaonCleanse | 10 Comments

    33 votes + -