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  • Life lessons from Le Tote

      I finally thought of the perfect analogy for how I’m living my life right now-and how wrong it is.   So let’s say. I have zero sense of style. I mean none. If it was up to me I would be wearing VT sweats all the live long days with flip flops a...

    Posted on 4/21/2015 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 7 Comments

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  • Dear Friend...

    Dear Friend,  While we haven't met in person, your happiness is just as important to me as the happiness of friends who I see every day. And so, you've been struggling lately. And that's difficult to know...I don't like to think of you being in pa...

    Posted on 4/21/2015 by futuresize8 | 27 Comments

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  • Keep Going

    My son recently performed at the school talent show. With my wife's encouragement, he has started playing a musical instrument the past year, and he wanted to do a song that is a personal favorite of mine. One characteristic that is both a strength a...

    Posted on 4/21/2015 by ihad | 27 Comments

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  • Top 10 Memorable Moments From the 2015 Boston Marathon

    -1 Every race I work hard on thanking a certain group of people along the course. At first it was going to be woman with large chabungas, but I decided to make it US Military Police.-2 Food Mirages: I saw oranges and thought they were Hostess Twinkie...

    Posted on 4/20/2015 by dsjohndrow | 13 Comments

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  • It's Universal

    There is something called the sense of Universality,  the realization that you are not alone in your feelings and experiences.  It is truly humbling when you give into this.  We all live with some variation of shame, guilt, sadness, insecurity, and r...

    Posted on 4/20/2015 by S0vi | 15 Comments

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  • That little voice

    This is going to sound like a humble brag, but I want to state up front that it is not.Since we need to get serious about packing now for our upcoming move, I decided to start in my closet.  Last year, I had gone through all of my clothes and donated...

    Posted on 4/19/2015 by andeey | 19 Comments

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  • Three Trips: version 2. The Sky Cried

    The sun was hidden, clouds moved in. The charcoal sky the cold spring wind. Ocean beats against the shore. I found myself here once more. I fled, I ran, for a moment’s peace. My world behind, I left to go east. To find the sun. For proof of the...

    Posted on 4/19/2015 by downsizinghoss | 1 Comment

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  • Three Trips: version 3. I am the ocean

    I am the ocean. For all of my problems, I am energy. I control immense power. The physical and the emotional. I persist. Unstoppable. Each retreat followed by a new push. I am not something that needs to be loved or loathed. I exist and will be a...

    Posted on 4/19/2015 by downsizinghoss | 2 Comments

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  • Three Trips: version 1. Not seeing the light

    He pulls into the parking lot near the pier. A couple of cars sit randomly. Left behind for more appealing opportunities. Just over the dunes, he can hear what he came for. Hear the surf softly rocking the world as it sleeps. City trucks mill about ...

    Posted on 4/19/2015 by downsizinghoss | 2 Comments

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  • Waiting for the bus

    I'm a pesimist.Maybe I should say I was a pesimist. The last few years have been very rough for me, but slowly and very painfully I've came to realize everything is as good or as bad as I make it.  I haven't mastered that skill, but you can bet that ...

    Posted on 4/17/2015 by cardenalera | 21 Comments

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  • Warning - Folks with High Blood Pressure, please read

    Well, I found out today completely by accident, mind you, that apparently most ACE inhbitors, most beta blockers, and pretty much any basic traditional medication for high blood pressure may cause high blood potassium in those supplementing potassium...

    Posted on 4/16/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 23 Comments

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  • Mom

    I have struggled to find the words to share memories of my mother.  So much of recent memory is filled with the tales of a woman with a mind ravaged by a wretched disease.  And many years before that showed signs that her mind was not what it once wa...

    Posted on 4/16/2015 by Duck_Puddle | 76 Comments

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  • Break time over

    In case you missed my totally non-dramatic previous blog post, I took a break from MFP a bit ago.  Why?  Glad you asked.  Familiar with the phrase "it's not you, it's me"?  Well, that was it really.  A lot of hormone- and medicine-induced feelings ha...

    Posted on 4/16/2015 by andeey | 17 Comments

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  • My Must Haves for Healthy Eating!

    Almond Milk (unsweetened) Organic baby Spinach (packed w Protein) I have w every meal even as garnish Kale Egglands Best Eggs Avocados Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Oatmeal (not instant) Lemons, Apples EXTRA Virgin Olive Oil (cold Pressed) or Coconut...

    Posted on 7/30/2014 by FabulousFantasticFifty | 10 Comments

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  • Tough Love: Bikini Season

    Its time to get serious: in just three short weeks my swimming pool will be complete which means I'll likely host the inagural pool party and BBQ on Sunday, May 17th and will need to be in bikini in front of all my friends and family. While I honestl...

    Posted on 4/13/2015 by AggieCass09 | 6 Comments

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  • Renewed resolve - thanks readers!

    I've been poking through the days lately.  I've been a good little logger, I've made sure to complete my lifting routine (Strong lifts, 3 days a week), and I've made sure to do some bit of cardio on non-lifting days.  I haven't been too good about ea...

    Posted on 4/14/2015 by Deena_Bean | 7 Comments

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  • If Our Pets Kept Diaries…

     8:00 am – Dog food! My favorite thing!9:30 am – A car ride! My favorite thing!9:40 am – A walk in the park! My favorite thing!10:30 am – Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!12:00 pm – Milk bones! My favorite thing!1:00 pm – Played in the yard! ...

    Posted on 4/14/2015 by MelisRunning | 23 Comments

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  • Uncovering Me

     Not so long ago, I saw myself through the glasses of being overweight. These glasses colored everything and filtered out all the good things I had ever been.  My accomplishments, my positive characteristics were all overshadowed by my weight.  Maybe...

    Posted on 4/14/2015 by _SammieGirl_ | 37 Comments

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  • Priorities

    Posted on 4/14/2015 by Capt_Apollo | 7 Comments

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  • Some days it's just about showing up

    I showed up… some days I excelled others I survived…but I’m still here. Showing up was what I promised myself back when I decided enough was enough.  I knew not every day would be perfect, I had delusions it might be but, the realistic side reminded...

    Posted on 4/14/2015 by GiveMeCoffee | 33 Comments

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