Popular Blog Posts

  • Don't Waste Your Life

    One year ago today, two kids I went to high school with were killed in a car accident. They were both a grade below me, and they were dating at the time. 18 years old and 17 years old. I didn’t know them personally on a friend level, but it’s just on...

    Posted on 12/02/2014 by fitandsparkly | 7 Comments

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  • Duality

    It was hot, and I was walking from work to the train station – about 1 kilometre, nothing strenuous. It was 5.15pm at the end of my “long working days”, the three days in a row where I’m out of the house for 13 hours straight with a horrible public t...

    Posted on 11/23/2014 by xX_PhoenixRising_Xx | 8 Comments

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  • A Visit To The Mountaintop

    A month ago I was hiking one of my favorite trails, enjoying the last of the colorful fall leaves and wrestling with some thoughts that had been troubling me. I decided to seek out a local wise man who was rumored to live atop a nearby peak and ask h...

    Posted on 12/02/2014 by ihad | 19 Comments

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  • The First One

    I was never the skinny girl. Wait, scratch that. I was skinny the first 6 years of my life. Maybe 7. But I cannot remember a day where I was comfortable in my own skin. Have you ever seen those cliché teen movies where the popular girl is going on a ...

    Posted on 11/26/2014 by fitandsparkly | 29 Comments

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  • New Month Tomorrow--Unbelievable!

    Starting this journey in January, I never thought I'd actually stick to it like I have been. It's going to be 11 months on program December 3! I have gained as much wisdom and inspiration as the amount of weight I have lost. It's completely true--if ...

    Posted on 11/30/2014 by fitandsparkly | 10 Comments

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  • Monday Mumble

    How many places can a person realistically expect to be at one time? Oh, right. Just one. Because there's only one of us.As the resident peacemaker in my families (yep, plural) and other areas of my life, I often find myself in frustrating situations...

    Posted on 12/01/2014 by srslybritt | 14 Comments

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  • A filtered life

    I got up this morning and opened Facebook. I've been doing that a lot lately, mostly to look at other peoples' photos or to play Candy Crush with my youngest daughter. A friend had shared a Huffington Post article from June entitled "This Is Why You ...

    Posted on 12/01/2014 by AmandaHugginkiss | 23 Comments

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  • Circus Freak

    I remember at my heaviest. I often felt as if I was some kind of circus freak. I was a sideshow. An aberration from the norm. When things get that bad it so easy to see the worst. To see how bad things have become and how impossible it seems for thin...

    Posted on 12/01/2014 by downsizinghoss | 10 Comments

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  • Thanksforgiving

    I had done all forms of mental preparation in my head on the car ride to my mother's house for Thanksgiving. After all, last year I was poked, prodded, and told, "I hate you. " jokingly who knows how many times. Somehow over the years, it felt ...

    Posted on 11/30/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 7 Comments

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  • Tethered

    I had to cut my workout short today, when I realized I didn’t have my badge in my car or purse. I’d have to go home to pick it up. I’m a 35 year old woman doing big things in her life and the panic of forgetting laminated card is beyond absurd. I...

    Posted on 12/01/2014 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 12 Comments

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  • Practicing What I Preach

    I love moderation. I love the word. I love the sentiment. I hate the word "junk" "bad" "trash" when we're referring to food. After all, the hand that feeds is the deciding factor on whether or not those foods work well or don't in their diet. Adher...

    Posted on 11/30/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 13 Comments

    33 votes + -

  • Сжигает ли кардио мышцы?

    Меня тут спросили, я мол делаю массу кардио. Как оно влияет на мою мышечную массу. Для начала я приеду перевод статьи с сайта Скуби (про которого я уже не раз упоминал), после нее расскажу про себя.   НАЧАЛО СТАТЬИ: Известно, что если делать карди...

    Posted on 11/23/2014 by xapyk | 2 Comments

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  • The Day After ....

    OK I want to put things in proportion and perspective specifically for those that celebrated thanksgiving yesterday but this applies to many occasions. I keep seeing people who are upset because they've put on weight the day after thanksgiving. On ce...

    Posted on 11/28/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 23 Comments

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  • I’m So Excited!!! (Turkey Trot Half Marathon Recap)

    It wasn’t chilly this morning in Mississippi.  Nope.  It was cold.  At gun time, it was 30F with 15 mph north wind.  Brrr!!!  It wouldn’t have been so cold except for the wind.  But it was what it was. The first mile was one big one mile long hill.  ...

    Posted on 11/27/2014 by MelisRunning | 23 Comments

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  • Winter Tree

     The wind has finally ripped the last of the leaves from the trees, exposing gray bark for the first time since mid spring.  My peach tree, once dripping with deep green leaves and the promise of late summer fruit, now stands barren and stark, solita...

    Posted on 11/27/2014 by forrl | 17 Comments

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  • What Strength Means to Me

    I felt like such a huge and utter disappointment to my parents when I dropped out of college. They had put so much emphasis on it. My mother had talked me into going straight after high school so she could maintain her child support. My father pleadi...

    Posted on 11/26/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 12 Comments

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  • Personal Roadblocks

    I was inspired to write this by an email I got this morning from JCD Fitness.  It was a sucker email to draw people in and make them want to buy the PDF he's releasing tomorrow.  I'm stealing his points because I think just being aware of them is the...

    Posted on 11/26/2014 by usmcmp | 15 Comments

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  • The New And Only Slightly Improved Me

    So, let's talk about a more up to date, less heavy Dan. After 126lbs lost, you think I would be happy, I would be more comfortable and more confident about myself. That's how it's supposed to work after all. I thought that when I had lost a considera...

    Posted on 11/26/2014 by Abstraktimus | 13 Comments

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  • Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday.

    This probably does not come as a surprise to anyone that knows me. I love to cook. I love to bake. I LOVE to feed people. I know sometimes people fuss, saying Thanksgiving is just about food, and what kind of holiday is that? The BEST kind, that's wh...

    Posted on 11/26/2014 by miss_jessiejane | 7 Comments

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  • Castro The Cat AKA: Houdini

    Once upon a time, #1 Daughter got a kitten.  This is a cute little caramel and black colored little kitten.  #1 Daughter named this kitten, Kali. Kali grew up to be a pretty kitty.  She wasn’t a very big kitty, she was a delicate little girl. One day...

    Posted on 11/25/2014 by MelisRunning | 10 Comments

    25 votes + -