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  • Your body is speaking; listen!

    August was a great month.  I flew to Missouri and met up with friends to go to Tori Amos concerts, something we've been doing every tour for 17 years.  We drove the midwest, seeing shows in St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Paul, Chicago, and Detroit.  We ...

    Posted on 9/08/2014 by ShannonMpls | 12 Comments

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  • Being on the List (35)

     On your list of priorities, where do you fall?  For most of my adult life, I  fell further down that list than was necessary.  If you are a mother, you know this list well.  We put our children's needs and wants ahead of our own for many years and s...

    Posted on 9/09/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 17 Comments

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  • Tommy Knocker 50k (part two)

    Tommy Knocker 50k (+ free bonus miles) Race Recap     There’s maybe a 0.1 mile section from the start line to the road, then hello, start climbing.  I could tell almost right away that I would be at the back of the pack and that it was going to be a ...

    Posted on 9/08/2014 by lilbeesmommy | 25 Comments

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  • Tommy Knocker 50k (part one)

    Tommy Knocker 50k (+ free bonus miles) Friday, September 5th, 2014 Finish last minute packing review (i.e. quadruple check that I have everything but the kitchen sink in my drop bags and that my family and I have what we need while away from home). ...

    Posted on 9/08/2014 by lilbeesmommy | 11 Comments

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  • GOOD NEWS about our new home.

    For all of my MFP friends who have been following Ed and my adventure with finally getting to buy our own home, here is the latest news. I just got a phone call from our real estate agent Carol. She said that the appraisal came up $500 short; and w...

    Posted on 9/08/2014 by Hanfordrose | 16 Comments

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  • You are going to fail

    You will be a failure. We give that phrase and inordinate amount of power over our lives. The thing is, at some point or another, we will all fail at something. We will fall short of a goal. There will be deadlines missed. Opportunities will slip t...

    Posted on 9/08/2014 by downsizinghoss | 15 Comments

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  • Can a Man Change His Stars?

     I've said many times that motivation is fleeting. It's strong habits that are the keystone. Strong habits are what got you fat and unfit but strong habits are also what will get you out of that. At present my motivation has gone it left on a ferry t...

    Posted on 9/08/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 11 Comments

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  • Kids... Little Monster's Worldview

    I adore my nephews. They are 10 and 9 and have opinions on everything. They are good for gut wrenching belly laughs sometimes.. Their mother has taken to making 3 minute videos where she asks them questions to get their take on the world around the...

    Posted on 9/08/2014 by Tannun | 22 Comments

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  • Not logging, progress.

    So I've been doing quite a bit of exploring, reading, and some coaching on the topic of non-logging methods for fat loss and environmental restructuring.  It's been fascinating.For reference, I'm a big believer in flexible dieting and the majority of...

    Posted on 9/08/2014 by SideSteel | 13 Comments

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  • I'm not Paranoid it's just everyone's looking at me?!

    I'm generally a pretty paranoid person. It's a flaw I know about and have gone about ways to deal with it. A lot of people trying to lose weight or get fitter are pretty paranoid as well it seems. If the MFP forums are anything to go by everyone seem...

    Posted on 9/05/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 5 Comments

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  • Chatty Cathy

    What’s in a name? We are known by our names before we are really known.  When we introduce ourselves, we generally extend our hand look a person in the eye and say, “Hi!  I’m _____.”   The other person generally replies in like manner, shaking your h...

    Posted on 9/06/2014 by MelisRunning | 12 Comments

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  • Running is hard

    I was jogging by the Missouri river this afternoon in my usual slow plodding way. About mile four I was thinking about how slow I am and how hard life can be and wondering if I should even bother trying to run or if I should just slack up and walk.Th...

    Posted on 9/07/2014 by MrJThomasEsq | 15 Comments

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  • Pale Blue Blog: We're all just really tiny...so be nice.

    Civility and inhumanity are often debated topics both on and off the Internet. Hell, they are they're own subset of posts on the MFP forum. (AKA "Mean People Posts")I'm a big believer that civility is only possible through humility, which itself is o...

    Posted on 9/07/2014 by George_Baileys_Ghost | 3 Comments

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  • Too Blog or Not Too Blog... Blogging Etiquette

    I started this blog rather hap-haphazardly. It wasn't planned. Wasn't anything I'd ever really considered doing. But now that it exists, I wonder what the etiquette and rules are?   Of course, the blog should focus on my weight loss. My disappoin...

    Posted on 9/07/2014 by Tannun | 30 Comments

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  • Sammy (34)

    The house is quiet.  So quiet that the sounds from outside are noticeable.  Someone is mowing their lawn.  The traffic is zipping by - people on their way to begin their Saturday adventures.  I hear a dog barking in the neighborhood behind us.  But, ...

    Posted on 9/07/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 28 Comments

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  • The Light

     We stand alone.In a world of people, we stand alone, each of us with our different experiences, experiences that shape us uniquely.  We are molded and twisted by forces that are sometimes beyond our control.  It's as if we are wax, waiting to take o...

    Posted on 9/05/2014 by forrl | 12 Comments

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  • Hello Again My Mistress, I've Missed You!

    I've been laid up with an ankle injury for the last six weeks.  Actually, it's been longer but I wasn't smart enough to stay off of it for three weeks prior to that. However, I'm counting the six where I did no running at all. In a much earlier post,...

    Posted on 8/26/2014 by scottyg70 | 3 Comments

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  • Kindling

    My name is Patricia, I am 25 years old, and I am obese.There are many things wrong with the above sentence, though in all practicality they fall into the second two-thirds of it. (While my first name is not the most perfect, I've grown into it). Obes...

    Posted on 9/02/2014 by pixelatedsun | 19 Comments

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  • I've finally found it.

    Guys, I found it. I know it in my heart, this is it.I've been looking for so long, some days it seems like my whole life. I've searched and searched. I've been disappointed and sad. I've been lied to and mislead, left with an empty ache, every time. ...

    Posted on 9/05/2014 by miss_jessiejane | 12 Comments

    25 votes + -