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  • Finding the definition of Healthy, my way

    I've been pretty slack on the blogging front for a while. Last year I wrote a blog post just about every week but this year, what with one thingand another it just hasn't been a priority.Anyway, I was just looking around the forums, good to see nothi...

    Posted on 9/02/2014 by SkimFlatWhite68 | 9 Comments

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  • Phoenix Rising

    I have always thought of myself as a strong person. I may not be outwardly "tough" or overtly aggressive, but I like to think that I have the "street smarts" to know how to handle whatever life throws at me. I like to think I think logically and come...

    Posted on 10/02/2014 by srslybritt | 6 Comments

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  • Motivation versus Determination

    A friend recently posted:     Motivation isn't a real thing. You can succeed without it.In the comments was the following response:     What has mood to do with it?  You fight when the necessity arises - no matter the mood!  Mood's a thing for cattle...

    Posted on 10/01/2014 by KnitOrMiss | 25 Comments

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  • Living Timid (44)

       Reading on MFP this morning brought a word to mind that I rarely use:  timid.That word evokes so many feelings - none of which are positive in my mind.  But, what made me think of this word is reading how some people just exist while trying to fin...

    Posted on 10/01/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 27 Comments

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    It’s almost here!!! After all of the drama (of which, I am the queen) the Chicago Marathon is almost here! “The List” is now underway~the list of things that must be completed before we can leave on our journey up north to Chicago.  The land, where h...

    Posted on 9/30/2014 by MelisRunning | 4 Comments

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  • Kenai River Marathon

    Ok ok, so I broke one of the cardinal rules of marathon training and ran a marathon while training for a marathon (I could probably squeeze another "marathon" in that marathon sentence). I'm really glad I did this one though, it was a great experienc...

    Posted on 9/30/2014 by gmcjing | 17 Comments

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  • Psychologists and Motivation

    Posted on 9/30/2014 by yoovie | 10 Comments

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  • Who are The real Mean People?

    So who are the real Mean People? A few things have got me thinking that over the past week. I'll start by saying I've been thinking about that for a while and it's got me to reassess what I do on MFP.  We all know what happens someone starts a th...

    Posted on 9/30/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 25 Comments

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  • What defines you

    Who I am doesn’t come from what happened to me, who I am comes from how I choose to deal with all of those things.  There was a post yesterday, that I allowed to bother me.  People were complaining about things that were said about their weight or a...

    Posted on 9/30/2014 by GiveMeCoffee | 9 Comments

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  • I Yam Who I Yam...

    "I Yam Who I Yam and That's All That I Yam" ~ Popeye the Sailor ManPopeye was smart.  You can only be what you are.  You can try changing core parts of your personality, but it never works.  You're only going to go back to who you are when you stop c...

    Posted on 9/30/2014 by Jergia_Peach | 9 Comments

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  • I Don't People

    I don’t people. It’s been my mantra for years. I’m introverted and socially awkward, and spending any amount of time with other people (excepting my family and close friends…and sometimes even them)…it drains me. I need to physically recover from it....

    Posted on 9/29/2014 by TinkerbellsDeception | 40 Comments

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  • The Things I'll Never Tell My Husband- Part 2

    A few weeks ago, I confronted my feelings about words and those unspoken from my husband and the changes I've made over the past year. The fights, the insecurities, the sleepless nights. I finally confronted them. I sat down. He was confused because ...

    Posted on 9/29/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 35 Comments

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  • My Fear of Coasting (43)

      A quiet street.  A bicycle too large for my small frame.  Gathering courage, as I gathered speed. Both feet balanced on the pedals.  One hand off and at a right angle to my body.  Slowly, with great care, the other hand comes off the handle bars.  ...

    Posted on 9/29/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 17 Comments

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  • Fine line I walk today

     The fine line between listening to my body and telling my body to shut up and push myself is sometimes difficult.  When I got really sick and was told no movement, don’t stand, don’t lift anything over 10 lbs, I accepted that to be my life.  But, a...

    Posted on 9/29/2014 by GiveMeCoffee | 9 Comments

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  • Where I Feel You

    I feel you in grandma's kitchen, cooking with the same pots and pans you used. I feel you when I sing the silly songs you taught me as I sat on your knee when I was a kid. I feel you when I hear the sound of a hammer, saw, or power drill.I feel you w...

    Posted on 9/29/2014 by srslybritt | 12 Comments

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  • It's Not Fair!

    It's not fair! We cry like a pouting child.  My father stays the same weight no matter what he does, yet I look at cake and gain 5 lbs! My sister's hair always looks perfect, even if she came out of a windstorm! The girls on TV always have bigger br...

    Posted on 9/28/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 12 Comments

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  • The Power of Habit - Part 4: Making Good Habits Stick (1,000 Days On MFP and Counting)

    In parts 1 - 3 of this blog series I discussed some of the research covered in Charles Duhigg's book The Power of Habit, the importance of habits, and how you go about building and changing habits. Habits are patterns of behavior hard wired into your...

    Posted on 9/28/2014 by ihad | 20 Comments

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  • So, it's been a 100 days. Well, maybe 105...

    So, it’s been 100 days.  And really, it’s been 105 days, but busy is busy and things just take a little more effort than usual. But let’s start at the beginning – my new beginning. If you are reading this, there is a good chance you already know how ...

    Posted on 9/26/2014 by RabbitLost | 29 Comments

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  • The Great MFP Conspiracy (42)

     According to my read on some forum posts of late, there is a group of mean people that are conspiring to undermine the success of other MFP users.  Now, I am not sounding the warning bells or anything, but I find it interesting that some MFP users ...

    Posted on 9/26/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 54 Comments

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  • Worth.

    "Is it really worth all that?" I hate that question. I hate it because it's usually the preface to a long explanation to why what you're doing is silly, or a bad idea, or too much work. It's what other people say to make you question the decisions yo...

    Posted on 9/26/2014 by miss_jessiejane | 15 Comments

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