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  • Danger Danger...Cheese at the Farmer's Market

    OMG I am a cheeseaholic  I believe I could make this my only food group if it wasn't so gosh darn high in calories with zero fibre.  Funny thing was I grew up with Kraft Mild Cheese as the best cheese -- oh how unsophisticated my taste buds were.  I ...

    Posted on 8/11/2014 by Joanne_happygramma | 16 Comments

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  • This One Weird Old Crazy Trick

    With 40lbs no longer under my belt, I think it is time to share my secret.I lost weight by following this old rule.It's a crazy trick.Totally weird. You'll never believe it.Ready?Are you sure?Here we go...   I EAT  That's right, I said it. The cat is...

    Posted on 8/14/2014 by eggomylegos | 37 Comments

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  • Part 1 - Halloween Spirits

    1. The Halloween Spirits from the southwest corner of the garden come the Halloween Sprites and their skeleton soldiers. From a tiny haunted mansion, where they make their base camp, filled with the flickering fires of hell, they rush out into the ga...

    Posted on 8/14/2014 by yoovie | 6 Comments

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  • Statistics Suck - Do Something to Change Them! (25)

     Break the mold today.Don't be a statistic.Push yourself to accomplish something awesome.Appreciate the miracle of your body.Celebrate how great you are in mind and spirit.Learn to love yourself.  

    Posted on 8/14/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 8 Comments

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  • Becoming Unstoppable

    I've admitted before that I love movies that have training montages in them. The continuous motion gives a sense of the indefatigable, the unstoppable force that I'm dying to tap into for myself. I want to leap tall buildings in a single bound; run u...

    Posted on 8/13/2014 by fivethreeone | 14 Comments

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  • 20 Miles~Easy Effort

    What a beautiful morning we are having in Mississippi today!  The weather for my morning run was 83F and only 45% humidity!!!  The sun is shining and we have a light breeze.  Ideal running weather!  I had a great time out there. Completed my 20 miler...

    Posted on 8/13/2014 by MelisRunning | 6 Comments

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  • Bodybuilding vs Figure vs Bikini

    I thought I would take a bit of time today to explain what the difference between the categories are.  Before I do that I want to point out that there are different federations you can compete with.  Each will have things they are looking for.  There...

    Posted on 8/13/2014 by usmcmp | 14 Comments

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  • Personal Best - random thoughts :)

    I am not ‘in competition’ with anyone on MFP; this is not a race. I compete with my scale mostly.  Some days it wins; lately I’ve been fortunate enough that I’ve been winning more often.  That hasn’t always been the case even in my time on MFP.  Plu...

    Posted on 8/12/2014 by ker95texas | 17 Comments

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  • You Can!

    Self Perception: I have been in the weight-loss running world for well over 3 years. When I started out I was almost 100 pounds overweight. The number doesn't mean anything. What mattered is what I thought of myself. I hated looking in the mirror, I...

    Posted on 8/13/2014 by dsjohndrow | 14 Comments

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  • Dropping a thought bomb...

    I like to think out loud... well... I guess in print too. I was reading through that "who doesn't like when guys gain muscle" thread, and realized (yet again) how lopsided we can be as a culture.Forgive me for the words I choose, I'm trying to find t...

    Posted on 8/12/2014 by MireyGal76 | 29 Comments

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  • The Relatable Life of Robin Williams

    Robin Williams was more than just an actor to me... he served as a reminder.He served as a constant reminder to myself that I'm not broken - I'm not a monster, a freak, or a degenerate. I'm someone who struggles with addiction and health issues much ...

    Posted on 8/12/2014 by new_username | 17 Comments

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  • Why does the death of Robin Williams matter?

    It was right about 6pm last night, I had just arrived at my son's middle school for his orientation when I saw the first link posted by a good friend about the death and apparent suicide of actor Robin Williams.  It wasn't long before my entire Faceb...

    Posted on 8/12/2014 by BobbyDaniel | 11 Comments

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  • So I hear you're tired of hearing about Robin Williams

    I've seen lots of posts and comments, on various social media platforms, complaining about all of the memorial posts and such. There are too many, people are acting like they knew him, etc.I'm not tired of hearing about it or seeing it, and I'll tell...

    Posted on 8/12/2014 by calibriintx | 24 Comments

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  • The Power of Words (24)

    "I am such a failure."  I read these words in a forum post the other night and it made me very sad.  Losing weight, getting healthy, and meeting our goals are some of the most demanding pieces of our life puzzle.  It takes all the energy and strength...

    Posted on 8/12/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 24 Comments

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  • The Guide to a Wonderful Life

    I started this blog two years ago, with my MFP success story, My Thanks to the Man of Steel -http://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/ihad/view/my-thanks-to-the-man-of-steel-407835 - and I write it for a number of reason. To help me capture and reflect on im...

    Posted on 8/12/2014 by ihad | 13 Comments

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  • Dude, I'm a train wreck.

    I have been trying to encourage a number of people both here on MFP and in a few other forums that deal with health and exercise.  Some like what I say, and others are less than happy to read what I have to say.  But I only put my honest opinion.  Ke...

    Posted on 8/06/2014 by BruteSquad | 16 Comments

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  • Faired out?

    We went back to the Iowa State Fair again today. Seeing as the Fair was our sole reason (for the most part) for our trip to Iowa, we were back at it by 9:00 am. Before we headed on out to the Fair, I did a small 5 mile training run.  Just because I a...

    Posted on 8/08/2014 by MelisRunning | 7 Comments

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  • What is the biggest change other than 'the obvious'...?

    Today, one of my MFP sisters asked me a good question, "Aside from the obvious physical changes, what is the biggest change you have noticed?"This was my response:I no longer live my days in a wheelchair. Though my knees are still painful at times, I...

    Posted on 8/09/2014 by Hanfordrose | 11 Comments

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  • What turned it around for you?

    My MFP sisters sure are inspiring me today. One of them ask, "What turned it around for you?"...referring to my choice to finally lose weight after years of being morbidly obese. Here was response to my MFP friend: My turn around came on the day that...

    Posted on 8/09/2014 by Hanfordrose | 9 Comments

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  • Squee.. a worthless and silly expression of my excitement!

      Foot aside. Revamped profile aside.. I just wanted to give my friends list a little of my happiness for the day. I’m sitting here searching through pictures from our wedding venue for some ideas. If you are curious here is my venue. http://w...

    Posted on 8/11/2014 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 10 Comments

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