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  • Running at Dark O’clock

    The time of year has arrived.  At least in Mississippi it has arrived.  Those of us who are training for fall marathons (like me) are trying to find ways to get in the required training runs and beat the heat at the same time. This may not seem like ...

    Posted on 6/21/2015 by MelisRunning | 5 Comments

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  • Paxton’s Necktie

    MFH (My Favorite Husband) and I have been out in the garage for a little while now making homemade ice cream.  Yummy!!! It’s not done yet. While we were out there (MFH is finishing it up.  It should be done in 10-15 minutes), we were feeding Paxton c...

    Posted on 6/28/2015 by MelisRunning | 9 Comments

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  • Resilience, Part 2: The Value of Facing Difficult Challenges

    Over the course of the summer I'm 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 by itself, but they do build upon each other. You can...

    Posted on 6/29/2015 by ihad | 11 Comments

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  • Think in terms of behaviors. An alternative viewpoint.

    The collection of habits that you build around food and exercise will lead you to eventually maintain at a given bodyweight.In other words, if you're 200lbs but you have implemented a set of habits around food and activity that fit someone who is 180...

    Posted on 6/27/2015 by SideSteel | 30 Comments

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  • The diminishing me!

    I have been quiet here lately. Didn't feel like talking much, but although had to stay away from the "news feed" for a while.I have no I idea, when it became "in" to brag about bad food choices, but I read it here too often and it left me hungry.Anot...

    Posted on 6/19/2015 by Look_at_me | 23 Comments

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  • Ringing Phones and 3:30 Running

    The plan, as it stood last night, was to go to bed around 8:00.  I had set my alarm for 3:30 am and was going to run 13 miles before it got super hot.  We are under heat advisories for the week.  The weather (heat/humidity) we are having right now is...

    Posted on 6/24/2015 by MelisRunning | 65 Comments

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  • Bedtime Story

       Once upon a time, there was a wood sprite who lived on the quiet edge of a forest.  She spent her days frolicking among the fields of flowers and streams that lay close to her home.  One morning while on a wander, she found a mystifying contrap...

    Posted on 6/24/2015 by forrl | 18 Comments

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  • Is food X healthy? The Nutritionism Trap

    Is food X healthy?Do you ask this question sometimes? It certainly gets asked a lot on the boards. Oil vs butter. White meat vs red. Fish vs chicken....There is this idea that the value of a food is the sum all its individual nutrients, vitamins and ...

    Posted on 6/23/2015 by EvgeniZyntx | 15 Comments

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  • Worth Fighting For?

    I wrote this today in response to someone who had followed doctor's instructions to lose weight, achieved a weight at the heavy end of the BMI range, and then lost all motivation to maintain weight or even track the macros that affected underlying he...

    Posted on 6/22/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 13 Comments

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  • Love is the Killer App of Weight Loss

    Self-love, that is. There is a podcast I love to hate-listen to, it's awful at times and then, every once in a while it has a pearl of wisdom, or two or three. I'll tell you later the name of the podcast*, you too can listen to the magic cleanses, me...

    Posted on 6/21/2015 by EvgeniZyntx | 16 Comments

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  • Rebuilding

     Disclaimer:  This is not motivational.  This is not intended to inspire.  This is only about accountability to myself.  Or something.   I've lost something.  For three years, I have been plodding along, making the changes necessary for my survival. ...

    Posted on 6/21/2015 by GypsyByTheSea | 32 Comments

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  • TBT

    If any of you are wondering about the residuals of yesterday disastrous run, I’m still very, very cold.  Tomorrow, I am going to take it easy (but still run, of course!). This morning I ran 1.08 miles in 11 minutes.  It was a 10:22 pace.  It was 79* ...

    Posted on 6/18/2015 by MelisRunning | 5 Comments

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  • Putting the diet break into practice.

    Hey everyone.Many of you have heard of the diet break but I wanted to talk a bit about putting it into practice and just share an example or two.Why diet break?Conceptually, the diet break is just that.  It's a break from dieting.  Dieting is general...

    Posted on 6/19/2015 by SideSteel | 17 Comments

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  • damaged

      your cart passes mine at the grocery store you ride the school bus with my childrenyou sit on the pew at church with other familiesyou are damaged, but it doesn't show you plot and plan your attack on innocentssometimes the voices are so loud, you ...

    Posted on 6/18/2015 by GypsyByTheSea | 13 Comments

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  • Bilan semaine 23-2015

      Semaine du 01 au 07/06. Bilan équivalent à la semaine dernière.    Durée totale : 9h 12' (+1’)  dont 5h 14' en Fc-Lipo. (-49’) Calories : 5773 Kcal. (+25 Kcal) Mes petites performances de la  semaine. Un jogging à 8,6 Km/h sur 30 min. V...

    Posted on 6/06/2015 by jojowit17600 | 0 Comments

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  • Mega Face Palm

    Look, I realize many people are sensitive these days. I also realize I dont know the trials that those who serve in our armed forces feel, so please understand I'm not making light of her burden. In today's society, we literally look for ANYTHING...

    Posted on 6/17/2015 by Phoenix_Down | 14 Comments

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  • The coaching experience, forum generalizations.

    Through my experience in fitness and to an even greater extent, my experience coaching clients online, I've changed my stance on some things and I feel like I've also gained some much needed perspective.  When I first started coaching, I gave it away...

    Posted on 6/16/2015 by SideSteel | 31 Comments

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  • If Quitting Were Hard, No One Would Do It

    Did you ever have one of those days where you just didn’t feel like doing this fit lifestyle crap? I know that I have. Worse, I have one and the next day it seems I have a worse one. It's one of the big reasons I can't have cheat days - they end up a...

    Posted on 6/17/2015 by dsjohndrow | 15 Comments

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  • Know thyself?

    I was going to post my "OGT" and then it started a tumble of thoughts and emotions, so I decided to make it a blog just to get it down.For those of you who don't know, "OGT" is something I started months ago.  It's "One Good Thing" and it's meant to ...

    Posted on 6/14/2015 by andeey | 27 Comments

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  • Options That Should Be Added To The Report Post Feature

    I don't really find much use for the report post feature in the forums. I believe that sensible adults should generally be able to work things out among themselves. But sometimes, there is a clear need to report a post, and in those cases I often fin...

    Posted on 6/15/2015 by ihad | 30 Comments

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