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  • Still fighting it- For our bad days

    I JUST HAD THE BEST IDEA!!! So in my “MFP gives back” group we make weekly goals. This week one of my goals was simple. “Don’t cry”. You’d figure “Don’t cry” would be easy enough. Well no. Not even close. It’s comical trying to sit and my desk a...

    Posted on 1/23/2015 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 28 Comments

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  • what is the future

    Sadly this post will be washed away by a sea of posts and maybe some wont see it. But if it can motivate one single person for 2 minutes its worth every tap of the phone What you do today will determine what your future is . What future do you want??...

    Posted on 1/22/2015 by walkonfire5 | 48 Comments

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  • There's always cupcakes.

    Bad things happen. They happen to those we love, those we hate, those that "deserve" it, and those that don't. The world will always have sadness, and tragedy. Always. It's just what happens. It sucks, doesn't it? It's not fair, or it's fair in all t...

    Posted on 1/22/2015 by miss_jessiejane | 9 Comments

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  • The Adult in My Car Finally Prevailed

    In November, I wrote about a particular world-class bakery that is on my way home from work.  To avoid temptation, many days, I take an alternate route away from it.  Today's alternate route took me past a new gourmet donut place called "Glazed."  It...

    Posted on 12/31/2014 by makingamiracle | 20 Comments

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  • Your Temporary Binge Does Not Make You an MFP Failure

    One week ago, a longtime MFP friend unfriended me when I went on a one-day 6,008 calorie foodapalooza.  That made me think. Does a one day eating binge made you an MFP failure?  Your pet frog died.  Your significant other broke up with you.  The gara...

    Posted on 1/22/2015 by makingamiracle | 70 Comments

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  • I'm Not Normal, and FTR, I Doubt You Are Either

    A few days ago I posted a status asking my friends if they'd ever wanted to be normal but then realized it was a lost cause.  And judging from the response, I see that I'm not alone.  I'd wanted to feel "normal" for a long time, but as far back as I...

    Posted on 1/17/2015 by forrl | 16 Comments

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  • What's your excuse?

    Another one of these pictures is making the rounds.  A woman who has had children showing off a great body and asking what others excuses are for not having an amazing body.*The following is my opinion.  You are more than welcome to disagree.*Maybe t...

    Posted on 1/22/2015 by usmcmp | 20 Comments

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  • The Perfect Cleanse

    All natural.Moderately tasty.Nutritionally valuable.Not a dirty food (once washed)Does not require understanding the difference between maple syrup A and B.Reminds you of those cute dancing raisins.Rather affordable.Deep Purple. Great color. Great ba...

    Posted on 1/22/2015 by ihad | 4 Comments

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  • The Honeymoon is OVER!!!

       The honeymoon period for New Years resolutions is coming to an end and many folks are starting to lose interest. Why?  I have been a fitness instructor for a little over 10 years and these are my opinions and observations. The biggest setback...

    Posted on 1/21/2015 by rides4sanity | 15 Comments

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  • The kids may be ready- But am I?

    The happiest place on earth- going back to where something ended. I was married to a jerk. Like a bonafide terrible human to other adults. For a very long time I thought it was cute or funny. For a long time it wasn’t towards me. For a long time I ...

    Posted on 1/21/2015 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 44 Comments

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  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

     My husband is still out of town and I can't wait for him to come back on Friday. He loves my cooking and he is one of the blessed people, who can eat whatever he wants and never gains weight. He is healthy and there is no need for him to follow my n...

    Posted on 1/20/2015 by Look_at_me | 22 Comments

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  • Beast Part Deux

    Final time: 3:05:49, 38/548 in my AG. The weather was 80º instead of 106º. Since there wasn’t brutal heat to contend with, they made the obstacles more difficult. Yay! Overall, I wasn’t thrilled with how I did. Failed more obstacles than I did last t...

    Posted on 1/20/2015 by The_Enginerd | 17 Comments

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  • There is more than one way

    I remember when I decided that I had to lose weight no matter what.  The first thing I did was to start some research.  Unfortunately there was tons of information out there and so many articles from doctors, dieticians, personal trainers and weight ...

    Posted on 1/19/2015 by usmcmp | 18 Comments

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  • Because It's Boston!

    I am not talking about the Patriots. The Boston Marathon has taken place for over a hundred years. In 2014 I was a part of it. More truthfully I was a part of it in 2011, 2012 and 2013. I ran it in 2014 and I am signed up to run again in 2015.It's on...

    Posted on 1/20/2015 by dsjohndrow | 7 Comments

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  • Numbers won't define me anymore

    So. Here’s the thing. I (once I can afford it-ha) need to go shopping. I need new clothes. I’m bigger. I’ve broken down where I started and where I am now before. Honestly I’m not going to type it all out because when I do it appears whiney. It loo...

    Posted on 1/19/2015 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 9 Comments

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  • 2015 Chevron Houston Marathon

    Since I am stuck in a chair pretty much unable to use my legs right now I might as well write this up.  For the TL;DR version, today was a complete and total sufferfest from the first step.  For the longer version...I had sustained a rib injury earli...

    Posted on 1/18/2015 by ZenInTexas | 18 Comments

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  • Coffee and Donuts, A Love Story

    For many of us, coffee is not simply a drink, it is a way of life. An essential lifeline to gently coax us awake and away from the grasp of sleep. A ritual that energizes and focuses the mind. A pick me up that revives our will to push on in the face...

    Posted on 1/19/2015 by ihad | 31 Comments

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  • 1,000 Days.

    1,000 days on MyFitnessPal.  So, what have I got to show for it?  Well, I’m not at my “goal” nor am I an “expert” or even sure if I’m doing everything “right” all the time.  What I do know is that I’ve had some success.  I’ve learned from a lot of pe...

    Posted on 1/18/2015 by andeey | 41 Comments

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  • WalMart and Embarrassment

    Today was an errand day. I had a list of small things that have needed to be done all week and because I had been procrastinating all week, today, it HAD to be done.  After my morning run and lunch with MFH (My Favorite Husband), Paxton, my pudgy poo...

    Posted on 1/16/2015 by MelisRunning | 63 Comments

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  • SCORE!

    For Christmas 2014, MFH (My Favorite Husband) and I bought each other a pair of running shoes.  His arrived by the end of the week and he has been enjoying running in them.  Mine are not here yet. I run in Altra Olympus.  They are making a few change...

    Posted on 1/15/2015 by MelisRunning | 13 Comments

    43 votes + -