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  • Some Runs Are Just Awesome Like That

    On Monday, I had headed out with the intention of running the half marathon distance (13.1 miles).  That didn’t happen.  I made it just a tad over 8 miles and had to pull the plug on the run.  We’ve been having some warm and humid weather here in Mis...

    Posted on 11/04/2015 by MelisRunning | 1 Comment

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  • NYC Marathon and Cancer

    The smell of bagels and coffee made me want to go back to bed - my own bed - back home. I had been up since 5:45, walked to the subway, taken the Staten Island Ferry and been bused to the athletes village.It was now 10:45.I stood amongst 50,000 runne...

    Posted on 11/04/2015 by dsjohndrow | 7 Comments

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  • Happy Bacon Man!

    My best friend is a Physician assistant. He is also Keto/low carber. His daughter and wife are also low carb. His wife bought me a nice bacon calendar a couple months ago.I went to their house last Saturday night. I think while I was in the house tal...

    Posted on 11/02/2015 by DittoDan | 5 Comments

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  • Thoughts on the New York City Marathon

    I just finished the NYC Marathon. That makes seven since I had heart failure in 2011. I also checked off my third World Major Marathon. It wasn't my best and it wasn't my worst.BUT it was NY!I grew up not far from New York City. We went to"the city" ...

    Posted on 11/03/2015 by dsjohndrow | 4 Comments

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  • Introduction

    Although I just created this account, this is not my first time here. To get started, I'm going to give anyone reading this a little bit of a background regarding my health history (both mental and physical).  Throughout high school, I was always ove...

    Posted on 7/13/2015 by elizabethcarbaugh92 | 7 Comments

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  • Thank you MFP!

    I began using MFP for a way to keep a food diary for my physician. In doing so I became friends with many likeminded pals who were sharing the same path. I was a recent revision to gastric bypass, after the sleeve I had done five years previous had b...

    Posted on 10/30/2015 by Karlottap | 3 Comments

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  • Where To Begin? Part 2: Marine Corps Marathon Recap

     My Endurance Obsession (EO) teammate and I crossed the starting line and began the race!  We ran and chatted easily through the first 8-9 miles of the race.  We had hit some hills and all but it was a pretty easy run so far.  The thing we quickly di...

    Posted on 10/27/2015 by MelisRunning | 9 Comments

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  • This is NOT what I expected

    When I first decided to lose weight, it was purely because I knew that I could not continue to live at 350+ pounds and I knew that I was not only robbing myself, but my husband of any quality of life. There were many adventures we could not experienc...

    Posted on 10/26/2015 by Mexicanbigfoot | 13 Comments

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  • Where To Begin? Part 1: Marine Corps Marathon Recap

     What a whirlwind of a weekend!  I’ve spent all day yesterday and most of today trying to figure out which way to approach telling you about this amazing weekend. *For starters, I’m sending my most heartfelt apologies to all who met me for the first ...

    Posted on 10/27/2015 by MelisRunning | 2 Comments

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  • Embrace the Suck

    Some times, life sucks.  There are times you get slammed and then hit when you're down and then pummeled by others too focused on their own race to realize they just stomped on you.  And no matter how many different ways that you try to put a good ...

    Posted on 10/28/2015 by forrl | 12 Comments

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  • What Am I Thinking?!

    I have had a daily presence on MFP for 1600 days. I first logged on 1722 days ago (4 years, 8 months, 20 days to be exact.) I broke my streak while I was laying in ICU with congestive heart failure.I know. Sorry for being a slacker.Once I knocked off...

    Posted on 10/27/2015 by dsjohndrow | 4 Comments

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  • 385 Pounds lost...I think I'm evil.

    I've been tracking on MFP for 430 days.  I've gone from 700 pounds to 315.  I have pictures of me from 650 to 315.   I've gone from wearing 10 XL to 2 XL I can fit in jeans again for the first time in 20 years.I wear the same size now I did when I wa...

    Posted on 10/23/2015 by TannunisFred | 23 Comments

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  • #IRun4Aiden and Flat Me

    Aiden! Happy Saturday! I’m *waving* to you from Washington DC. Can you see me waving? Hahaha! We just got back to the hotel from the Expo. I took lots and lots of pics at the Expo. I met a running friend today. He has an IRun4 buddy, too! How excitin...

    Posted on 10/24/2015 by MelisRunning | 0 Comments

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  • You're Looking at a new 100lb Club Member!

    Weighed in at 152lb this morning. That makes 100lb lost since June 1, 2014.Over a year ago, I was 35 and obese. I was also probably prediabetic. I couldn't go up and down stairs without getting winded and having knee pains. And if you asked me to pla...

    Posted on 10/24/2015 by baconslave | 8 Comments

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  • Carl the Intern

    Having recently signed up for MFP Super Premium, I thought I'd share some of my experience and thoughts on this new service. Day 1Carl the Intern shows up at my house at 4 AM and introduces himself. Carl will be following me around and logging all my...

    Posted on 10/23/2015 by ihad | 11 Comments

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  • Resilience, Part Four: Something Is Better Than Nothing

    Something is not just better than nothing, it's waaaaaaay better than nothing.I've been writing a series of blogs on the topic of resilience, which is the ability to recover from a setback and move forward in the face of trials. Each blog can be read...

    Posted on 10/21/2015 by ihad | 6 Comments

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  • How My Half Marathon Went to $hi1

    Sunday, October 18th, I ran my 64th sanctioned road race. It was the 'Gansette Fall Half Marathon. I even got my shorts on pointing in the right direction - it did take 2 tries. I even wore an extra pair of underwear. My friend Sandy said that after ...

    Posted on 10/20/2015 by dsjohndrow | 10 Comments

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  • Bilan semaine 24-2015

      Semaine du 08 au 14/06. Bilan équivalent à la semaine dernière en termes de calories brûlées et durée. Rythme un peu + soutenu d'ou 60 min de - en Fc Lipo.  Durée totale : 9h 06' (-6’)  dont 4h 14' en Fc-Lipo. (-60’) Calories : 5750 Kcal. (-23...

    Posted on 6/13/2015 by jojowit17600 | 0 Comments

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  • Half Ironman--Comedy of Errors

    My Olympic tri was just south of Springfield, and this one was based in a town called Neoga, on Lake Mattoon, in central Illinois.  Once again I wondered why I hadn't gotten my act together to do any of the same distance races closer to home, especia...

    Posted on 9/10/2015 by lemurcat12 | 3 Comments

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  • This is how I feel

    This has been a good week, a little challenging, but not so much that I feel defeated - and definitely far less challenging than my stupid head had worked it up to be.I'm super proud of myself for getting up early to work out every morning. I will ag...

    Posted on 10/01/2015 by Deena_Bean | 6 Comments

    9 votes + -