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  • +2 Intimidation Factor

    “Then I saw this picture, and I thought to myself:  ‘Damn, Mac, you’ll never have a body like that.’” These are just a few of the words I said to my therapist today.  I wasn’t talking about some bodybuilding magazine, or athlete, or some movie star’...

    Posted on 10/15/2014 by Mac_X | 15 Comments

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  • I Will Survive

    When I was around 8 years old, my parents sat me and my siblings down in the living room and announced that my dad was going to live somewhere else.  I was blissfully unaware that there was trouble in the marriage.  I distinctly remember them telling...

    Posted on 10/15/2014 by andeey | 18 Comments

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  • There Will Be a Day

    (I got nothing today, so you get rhymes) There will be a day where things go wrong. where no matter what, you don’t feel strong. There will be a day that falls apart. and then the one that breaks your heart. There will be a day without the sun, a da...

    Posted on 10/15/2014 by downsizinghoss | 11 Comments

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  • Jiggity Jog

    “Home again, home again, jiggity jog.” Reggie’s House (where we board the animals) opens at 8:00 am.  Bright and early. They do not charge you for another day as long as you pick up your animals by noon.  They’re good people.  We wanted to get there ...

    Posted on 10/14/2014 by MelisRunning | 6 Comments

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  • Changing me

    Three years ago, I would not have recognized the man I have become. I weighted 240+ pounds and I was an introverted hermit. I had very little confidence, and while I wanted to better myself, I did not make the effort to do so. I had very few friends ...

    Posted on 10/14/2014 by LifeOfBrian78 | 33 Comments

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  • The Wisdom of Burt Gummer

    I'm a big fan of B movies, and one of my all-time favorites is the Tremors series. Spanning four films and one short-lived, wonderfully cheesy television series, it follows the residents of Perfection, Nevada, as they go about their daily lives while...

    Posted on 10/14/2014 by ihad | 15 Comments

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  • Untitled.

    I joined MFP in December of 2012. I was 251? pounds. I don't know exactly what I weighed, because I wouldn't get on a scale. I wore a size 24, even if I squeezed into an 18 to make myself feel better. I hated myself. I hated mirrors. I avoided photog...

    Posted on 10/14/2014 by miss_jessiejane | 28 Comments

    114 votes + -

  • Weekend Shut Down

    What started as a joke between my husband and I may have become a thing we do at least once per month.  Friday we were talking, and he was waiting on a text from a co-worker, so he kept checking his phone and driving me insane.  So I jokingly said,...

    Posted on 10/14/2014 by GiveMeCoffee | 24 Comments

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  • Race Recap: The 5Kahne

    Yesterday I ran my third race in as many weeks. That's two to three more races than I run in a typical 3-week stretch! But since NASCAR Driver Kasey Kahne was racing in a car on Saturday, his "5Kahne" running race was another chance for me to run on ...

    Posted on 10/13/2014 by davemunger | 5 Comments

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  • Oktoberfest Triathlon

    First let me preface by saying that mexican food the night before a big race is NOT the dinner of champions.  I knew this, but we had out of town guests this week and they wanted to go for Texas BBQ and TexMex and I figured out of the two Mexican wou...

    Posted on 10/13/2014 by ZenInTexas | 14 Comments

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  • Evolução depois de conhecer o MFP

    Posted on 10/05/2014 by p_renato_m | 8 Comments

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  • Chicago Marathon Recap

    What an awesome race!  So much fun! Before the race, I met up with two MFP buddies.  They were calm, cool and collected.  I, however, was a basket case.  A freezing basket case to be specific.  It was cold out there this morning! I found my corral an...

    Posted on 10/12/2014 by MelisRunning | 32 Comments

    49 votes + -

  • For Good...

    "I've heard it said, That people come into our lives For a reason Bringing something we must learn. And we are lead to those Who help us most to grow if we let them. And we help them in return. Well, I don't know if I believe that's true But I know I...

    Posted on 10/12/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 12 Comments

    36 votes + -

  • We're not in Kansas anymore!

     The move to Florida is complete. I have to say there have been some great changes for me already from moving . The trip down was a nightmare.  Our Gas tank fell off when we pulled into a rest stop.  My Brother lost his wallet, all his money.  I dev...

    Posted on 10/11/2014 by Tannun | 13 Comments

    32 votes + -

  • Starting Over With A Long Road to Travel

    I started with MFP (the first time) in July of 2012 at a dangerously high weight. And I lost 93 pounds in 6 months.  Two-plus years later, I am right back where I started.  You will not hear (or read) me say "woe is me" or "why did this happen" or "I...

    Posted on 9/10/2014 by makingamiracle | 11 Comments

    38 votes + -

  • Cutting the Sugar -- Oy, what a Headache

    Today was Day One of dramatically reducing my intake of added sugar, refined carbs and artificial sweeteners.  Was I perfect?  No.  Did I reduce them significantly?  Yes.  Did I have physiological effects from it?  Oh yes.I am not a headache guy.  Bu...

    Posted on 10/07/2014 by makingamiracle | 15 Comments

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  • Baby steps = big results

    My favorite bakery in the whole world happens to be on my route to work each morning.  This place is so amazing that it is nearly impossible to find a parking space within 2 blocks.  As I drove past this morning, I spotted a car pulling out of one of...

    Posted on 10/10/2014 by makingamiracle | 32 Comments

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  • My Four Day Detox (NO haters allowed)

      My Four Day Forum Detox:   1.  Do not change your eating plan. 2.  Continue to exercise/train as you have been.   3.  Use MFP, making sure to stay only on your  news feed.  4.  Do not forum.  At all.  You can't even work it into your calories for ...

    Posted on 10/10/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 61 Comments

    117 votes + -

  • Getting over my wall

    I've never been good  at athletic things.  Sporty things and running things and other athletic things never came naturally to me.  From a pretty young age, I accepted that and focused my energy on academics; something that was relatively easy for me....

    Posted on 10/09/2014 by jayliospecky | 39 Comments

    84 votes + -

  • The Rock

    I’m a runner who doesn’t like running.  There.  It’s been said.  I don’t like struggling to fire up my lungs as I start and knowing just how far I have planned to go as I set out.  I’m truly not fond of the twitches of pain that sometimes shoot up fr...

    Posted on 10/09/2014 by forrl | 18 Comments

    50 votes + -