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  • Stole it from the Saint

    No, your friend doesn't have a leg up because of ___________. No, you should not be jealous of her meds. No, your kids didn't trash your body. No, you're probably not ready to take it seriously this time. All of which is fine. Almost anyone who has h...

    Posted on 9/12/2014 by yoovie | 6 Comments

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  • Do You Even Lift?

    No, this post isn't to make fun of those with different goals than me.  This has nothing to do with the meme, making fun of Planet Fitness or talking bad about people who lift and don't look like they do.  I want to talk about moving weights versus l...

    Posted on 9/12/2014 by usmcmp | 23 Comments

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  • Every Picture Tells a Story (37)

     Yesterday, I went on a trail hike around a lake close to my home.  I stopped to look at the still water.  Its surface was like a mirror and the clouds, sky, trees - everything was reflected there.  No mirror could have been clearer.  I know there we...

    Posted on 9/12/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 21 Comments

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  • I Can't Make You Love Me

    Another sleepless night,  I feel like my post yesterday was going to wither like some of my others. I'd have it there to reflect on. Instead,  it flourished with great sympathy,  understanding,  and much needed perspective.  I was not ready to hear i...

    Posted on 9/10/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 34 Comments

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  • Context and Perspective

    'Context'  and 'Perspective' people seem to struggle with these two things on MFP. There is a thread at the moment about Trail running/walking and personal safety. There are people in that thread suggesting the most out of proportion things in order ...

    Posted on 9/11/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 11 Comments

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  • Here's a mini rant:

           Ok, I get that not everybody was blessed with good looks. Some people are just ugly. It happens. But just because YOU were blessed with a face people find attractive, does not give you the right to be a douche to someone who wasn't so lucky.  ...

    Posted on 9/11/2014 by miss_jessiejane | 33 Comments

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  • On Pride

    We're all familiar with the images by now: angry, rolling black smoke, crumbling concrete, falling debris. Mass hysteria. Terror.I was 8, almost 9, on this day 13 years ago. I was on the bus to school when a call came over the radio telling all bus d...

    Posted on 9/11/2014 by srslybritt | 8 Comments

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  • Never Forget.

    Part of me wants to change my profile picture. But, just for the day? Is that genuine? Part of me wants to stop everything I’m doing and relive this moment with all of you again. But do we need to? Today we’ll see at least one “what were you doing ...

    Posted on 9/11/2014 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 13 Comments

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  • Best NSV... Doing my Happy Dance

    I had one of the best days today...  I was walking to the restroom and my pants started to fall down... I'm not sure why I never considered it, but lossing weight means clothes get too big..  Want proof?Sorry, I know this is a short blog, rather a th...

    Posted on 9/10/2014 by Tannun | 25 Comments

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  • The Ring of Trees (36)

    There is no path.Only a ring of trees Barriers, circling me as I stand, trying to find my way Above me, there is bright blue sky. Open, free, a place to spread my wings - if I had wingsFreedom awaits, just beyond my grasp. Earthbound, I am trapped. M...

    Posted on 9/10/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 12 Comments

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  • Safety

    As someone who hasn't always had it easy, I have a really hard time truly trusting others enough to share how I really feel or much personal information. That being said, I feel safe enough to do that here. That means so much to me. More than I could...

    Posted on 9/10/2014 by srslybritt | 13 Comments

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  • Words vs Conviction

    There is this world we live in. In its infinite mystery and beauty we walk amongst each other on equal ground.  One soul is not more important than the other.  If we are pricked,  do we not bleed? That is what I see.  I was taught to love others.  I ...

    Posted on 9/09/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 4 Comments

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  • Awakening

    I guess you could say I have had an awakening of sorts.  Its like I have opened my eyes for the first time and looked in the mirror to see someone that was not there before. She is different somehow.  She knows more than I do. She is much more beauti...

    Posted on 9/09/2014 by Kendle_WarriorPrincess | 9 Comments

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  • Response to TOPIC: Ladies: Virginity question

    One time, I had been living in NYC for about a year and I was sitting on an outdoor, isolated platform (just me and a handful of Japanese teens) and when the train arrived, I jumped on and was gone without a thought.No sooner did we pull out of the s...

    Posted on 9/10/2014 by yoovie | 19 Comments

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  • The Things I'll Never Tell My Husband

    I know it's late. I know he works hard. I know the past few days we've been up until midnight but I can't help but to feel so lonely when I start a conversation to find he's asleep.  You say you want me to be open with you. I try. I tell you things I...

    Posted on 9/09/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 34 Comments

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  • A work in progress

    I am a work in progress, both mentally and physically. I have pretty much always been fat. My self-esteem was pretty much non-existant. People pay me compliments and that voice in the back of my head says "Oh, they are just being nice, they don't mea...

    Posted on 9/09/2014 by LifeOfBrian78 | 20 Comments

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  • overheard today on MFP

    "I will not now, nor will I ever support any action that is sinful and I also have civil rights to exercise freedom of religion. My religion requires I stand up to God's law about mans (men marrying men). So why makes your rights more valid than mine...

    Posted on 9/09/2014 by yoovie | 58 Comments

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  • Not logging, thoughts on willpower, stress, environment.

    In a previous post I mentioned my progress while not logging calories.  So my current belief is sort of as follows, and I'm still learning about this so for anyone who knows me in the forums about sort of being against crap info, please take into con...

    Posted on 9/08/2014 by SideSteel | 22 Comments

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  • Now. (Shared Wisdom)

      The reason it is called the past is because we passed that already.   It is not here anymore.   This is a new day and this is a new opportunity.   What you do today; what you do right now determines who you are.   Now is the time that you can make ...

    Posted on 9/09/2014 by yoovie | 5 Comments

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  • My Pic

    Okay.  I admit it.  I am addicted to running. I am a Run Junkie.  Or maybe you could call me a RunJunkEe. It all started back a few years ago.  A guy I know through FB started a page with motivational running pics.  He gathered quite the following wi...

    Posted on 9/09/2014 by MelisRunning | 16 Comments

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