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  • Fear of Failure-Song of the Flightless Bird

    I began my lifting last year with a naked barbell and a head full of dreams. I often asked myself when. When would I see results? When would I be able to deadlift 325 lbs like some of the amazing women here? When would I be able to see muscle undern...

    Posted on 8/11/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 8 Comments

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  • There’s No Place Like Home

    I think Dorothy was on to something in the Wizard of Oz.  There is no place like home! We have been home almost 1 1/2 hrs now.  We drove 14 hours today.  Made excellent time!!!  Beautiful weather. Good company.  No complaints. As soon as we pulled up...

    Posted on 8/10/2014 by MelisRunning | 3 Comments

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  • So Pretty

    On Saturday, our eternally single friend, Carl, wanted to meet up with The Hubs and me for a drink at the casino that recently opened near our home. But Carl had an agenda besides catching up...he wanted us to meet his new girlfriend. I wondered how ...

    Posted on 8/11/2014 by futuresize8 | 11 Comments

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  • Little Victories

    I have been out of commission for about 6 weeks now, and am continuing to do physical therapy and rest.A friend noticed I was having a hard day yesterday and sent me a note that reminded me to appreciate. The subject line read Little Victories. He su...

    Posted on 8/11/2014 by Cranquistador | 8 Comments

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  • This Amazing and Expanding Universe .....

    Film night is a big thing in Fatdoob towers. Those regular readers (sounds like I'm a bit up myself and people read this ;-) will know that Mrs FD is disabled and ill and has been totally bedbound going on 5 years now. She is making a wee bit of prog...

    Posted on 8/11/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 5 Comments

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  • Trial by Water for the Fire Sign

    My most recent status sparked from a phone call to my mother got me reminiscent of the past. Ask me why the two are connected, at first,  I probably couldn't tell you. My past is muddled. My relationship with my mother was never a close one. I grew u...

    Posted on 8/10/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 6 Comments

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  • A Series Of Unfortunate Events

    This has been a rough week training wise.  I have been plagued with bathrooms issues on almost every run (you runners know what I'm talking about) which is just annoying as heck and I hate stopping for anything.Tuesday was a speed workout of 800's, w...

    Posted on 8/10/2014 by ZenInTexas | 10 Comments

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  • Line Between Self Love and Self Hate...Self Worth

    I see these posts every day. I've tried wiping my friends list several times in attempt to cleanse myself from the negativity. Yet, I don't like declining friend requests from people, as I know everyone needs somebody. Even if that's over the intern...

    Posted on 8/09/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 16 Comments

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  • I am... (23)

      I am a 56 year old woman.  I lift weights.  Heavy weights.  Of course, heavy is a very relative term - because I have MANY friends that lift a lot heavier than me.  I might not ever  achieve their weight levels - but I keep training and moving in t...

    Posted on 8/10/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 49 Comments

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  • Deep Fried Nectarine

    So I was entering my breafast this morning and searched for Nectarine (which I've never entered before). The first entry I looked at my 130g of Nectarine was going to be 256Kcal! Now immediatly I new there as no way it could be that much.  So a  quic...

    Posted on 8/09/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 22 Comments

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  • The Iowa State Fair

    Today, MFH (My Favorite Husband), #1 Son and I went to the Iowa State Fair. It was opening day.  We were there when they opened the gates! To bring people into the Fair, today was lottery day.  At a few of the gates to the Fairgrounds, they gave out ...

    Posted on 8/07/2014 by MelisRunning | 12 Comments

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  • Self Destruct Button

    It is possible that I am just noticing it more, but there seems to be tons of posts on the forums this week about binging. I can feel the sadness from the people who are still struggling to find their way past it. At one time I worked VERY hard to hi...

    Posted on 8/08/2014 by eggomylegos | 14 Comments

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  • I'm not going on a diet.

    I'm not going on a diet....I'm choosing to change my lifestyle.  The way I eat, the way I exercise and the way I deal with it all.  A diet seems like a temporary thing to me...I want to change the whole package, permanently. My friend had gastric byp...

    Posted on 8/08/2014 by npatten1 | 15 Comments

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  • This Too Shall Pass

    When in the face of adversity, it's easy to lose sight of the future. I'm so guilty of this I could scream into a pillow at the top of my lungs. How many days have I squandered wanting what any person wants? Peace, tranquility, a day not riddled w...

    Posted on 8/07/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 6 Comments

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  • So what's wrong with a 3500 calorie burger?

    There are so many reasons the Western world has a huge Obesity and diet related problems. It's difficult to pin it down to one or two things but if I could I would say the two main reasons are peoples attitudes to food and diet and their inability cr...

    Posted on 8/08/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 10 Comments

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  • Finding My Voice (22)

      At one time, not that long ago, I was sad.  I lived a normal life on the outside and hid the bad parts on the inside.I hid my pain with laughter, my sadness with smiles.I went through the normal motions of life.I advanced in my career.I was one per...

    Posted on 8/08/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 29 Comments

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  • One Other Thing

    Think of your workouts as hard drugs. If you build up a tolerance to them by doing them all the time, they don;t work as good on you, so you have to get better sht or do a lot more of them.If you build up a tolerance to that morning 5K, you can't exp...

    Posted on 8/06/2014 by yoovie | 7 Comments

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  • Riding The Merry-Go-Round...and Those Frustrating Plateaus

    I spent a lot of time in my long life trying to lose weight. Sometimes, I feel like I have done every diet that you could imagine. I had my time with Weight Watchers and Adkins. I did Overeaters Anonymous and Mayo Clinic. I chewed Adys caramels, unti...

    Posted on 8/06/2014 by Hanfordrose | 26 Comments

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  • Cellulite, stretch marks and loose skin

    Approximately 90% of women and 10% of men have cellulite.  The range of people who have strech marks is from 50-90%.  In 2012 there were 106,000 tummy tucks performed in the United States.YOU ARE NOT ALONE!Why are we so worried about other people see...

    Posted on 8/07/2014 by usmcmp | 38 Comments

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  • Not a victim

    Yesterday there was a discussion on the forums where people were claiming that certain medications make you gain weight, this topic is one that hits a nerve with me because it brings back the year prior to starting to get healthier and almost my firs...

    Posted on 8/07/2014 by jwhited71 | 38 Comments

    96 votes + -