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  • Cutting the Sugar -- Oy, what a Headache

    Today was Day One of dramatically reducing my intake of added sugar, refined carbs and artificial sweeteners.  Was I perfect?  No.  Did I reduce them significantly?  Yes.  Did I have physiological effects from it?  Oh yes.I am not a headache guy.  Bu...

    Posted on 10/07/2014 by makingamiracle | 15 Comments

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  • Baby steps = big results

    My favorite bakery in the whole world happens to be on my route to work each morning.  This place is so amazing that it is nearly impossible to find a parking space within 2 blocks.  As I drove past this morning, I spotted a car pulling out of one of...

    Posted on 10/10/2014 by makingamiracle | 32 Comments

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  • My Four Day Detox (NO haters allowed)

      My Four Day Forum Detox:   1.  Do not change your eating plan. 2.  Continue to exercise/train as you have been.   3.  Use MFP, making sure to stay only on your  news feed.  4.  Do not forum.  At all.  You can't even work it into your calories for ...

    Posted on 10/10/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 61 Comments

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  • Getting over my wall

    I've never been good  at athletic things.  Sporty things and running things and other athletic things never came naturally to me.  From a pretty young age, I accepted that and focused my energy on academics; something that was relatively easy for me....

    Posted on 10/09/2014 by jayliospecky | 39 Comments

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  • The Rock

    I’m a runner who doesn’t like running.  There.  It’s been said.  I don’t like struggling to fire up my lungs as I start and knowing just how far I have planned to go as I set out.  I’m truly not fond of the twitches of pain that sometimes shoot up fr...

    Posted on 10/09/2014 by forrl | 18 Comments

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  • My MFP Evolution

    When I came to this site in 2011 I had been trying to lose weight for a year.  I had been tracking calories on paper for a while, but I was inconsistent and really had no idea what my intake should be (I was just trying to eat as little as possible)....

    Posted on 10/09/2014 by usmcmp | 23 Comments

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  • Turning Down the Volume

     I finally found my place.    Do you have one?  That place where you can be alone.  Just you.  The place where you can forget about all things stressful,  all things troubling,  all problems needing answers, all people demanding your time.  I used t...

    Posted on 10/09/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 29 Comments

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  • I'm in love with my blog

    I love it sooooo much that I post it over and over and over in as many places as I can find because everyone loves me!!!  My life is dull and uninteresting but please read about it anyway and tell me how awesome I am.  YAY BLOG!!! 

    Posted on 10/08/2014 by TXBourbon | 23 Comments

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  • The Things We Cannot See...

    They say we soon forget the things we cannot see...but I have never forgotten. There are moments passing when my mind is not consciously thinking of it but it will always be there. Like fingerprints on my heart, it remains.  Those big brown earth-ton...

    Posted on 10/08/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 6 Comments

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  • Bye Bye Mommy

    Like most people, I've always carried the voices of my parents in my head.  Like a lot of people, those voices haven't always (*ahem* usually) said nice things to me.I grew up with a borderline anorexic mother who tried to make me the same (literally...

    Posted on 10/08/2014 by Jergia_Peach | 36 Comments

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  • The Beauty Pageant

    Well it is that time of year again, time for our town’s fall festival and all of the accompanying activities. With everything that we have going on it is always a hectic time.There is one activity though that I have been resisting for a while. My dau...

    Posted on 10/08/2014 by downsizinghoss | 18 Comments

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  • Finding Gratitude

     Today I needed a shot of gratitude, straight up. I haven't had the easiest life, but really, who has? My childhood was chaotic. My parents were less than supportive, I was attacked at a young age and endured many years of court, counselling and trau...

    Posted on 9/23/2014 by JustFindingMe | 9 Comments

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  • Yet Another Direction, Yet Another Grand Plan

    So, for anyone who’s been a friend of mine or has read my blogs in the past…you all know I’m given to delusions of grandeur.  I make grand proclamations of things I’m going to do and rarely follow through as I should.  I’ve had so many successes in m...

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

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  • Confessions of a Closet Carboholic

    Hi.  My name is Scott R., and I am a carboholic.  After three years on MFP, I am 260 pounds overweight.  I did not say STILL 260 pounds overweight because in a 6 month period, I lost 93 pounds two years ago and regained them over time.  I have done a...

    Posted on 10/06/2014 by makingamiracle | 48 Comments

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  • Embracing Change Without Dying

    How did I ever let myself get to almost 300 pounds? I ate too many calories. The change occurred slowly over a period of millions of bites of food. It's pretty much the same way I became a daily drinker, a smoker and drug user. I never set out to be ...

    Posted on 10/07/2014 by dsjohndrow | 29 Comments

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  • Vain Witch

    (I'm going to use the term "witch" here so I don't get my blog blocked...but you all know what I'm substituting it for.  lol)Some of you may know this, most probably don't.When I first started trying to get in shape, the PT Manager at the gym asked m...

    Posted on 10/07/2014 by Jergia_Peach | 14 Comments

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  • Regret.

    It's useless to regret things. You did them, or they were done to you, all you can do is deal with the aftermath and move on. It's so hard sometimes though, not to wish you could have done things differently. I know that had things been different, th...

    Posted on 10/07/2014 by miss_jessiejane | 13 Comments

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  • Happy Birthday Mirey!

    Gotcha back :P  

    Posted on 10/07/2014 by yoovie | 14 Comments

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  • Things I Learned in my 20s

    This week I’m turning 30 years old.  People keep implying that I ought to be upset by this event, but nothing could be farther from the truth.  My 20s were wonderful and awful, terrifying and enlightening.  For the most part I enjoyed this past decad...

    Posted on 10/07/2014 by ILiftHeavyAcrylics | 28 Comments

    60 votes + -

  • Resultados até agora !!!

    Oi pessoal !!! No começo do ano mais ou menos no final de janeiro eu tomei a decisão de levar uma vida mais saudável, melhorando minha alimentação e tentando fazer exercícios físicos. A minha meta era de emagrecer 1 quilo por mês e chegar no ...

    Posted on 7/06/2014 by p_renato_m | 14 Comments

    10 votes + -