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  • Why I'm Never Going Back

    I lost more than 130 pounds and I've managed, somehow, to keep that weight loss off pretty effortlessly for more than two years.  I say "pretty effortlessly" because I feel like I don't actually work that hard at weight maintenance.  I keep up with t...

    Posted on 11/17/2014 by ShannonMpls | 40 Comments

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  • Outrunning Addictions

    Here I am some years into my fitness journey. I have kicked smoking (unless I am on fire), drinking like a fish in a tub of Vodka, collecting Matchbox cars, watching CSI, smoking pot and eating junk food.Anyone who knows me, knows how passionate I am...

    Posted on 11/17/2014 by dsjohndrow | 9 Comments

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  • The Purge

    Yesterday was a rough day.  I woke up feeling very emotional and it was just downhill from there.  And, so, I did what I do when I feel out of control...I cleaned...(No, I will NOT come feel out of control at your house! lol).I swear it started out a...

    Posted on 11/17/2014 by Jergia_Peach | 26 Comments

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  • Loving a Stranger

    With Thanksgiving approaching, I can't help but think of all the things that make me thankful. All the pieces of me that make me who I am. When I was 4 years old, my parents separated. I was too young to understand. All I knew was Daddy was goin...

    Posted on 11/16/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 9 Comments

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  • It's Not About Perfection...

    It's about progress. All of it. Every little single moment in our life is built upon the moment of action. The steps. Each brilliant one of them. From the moment, the heart tells you to crawl, to stand, to run.  We did not do so without trials. We di...

    Posted on 11/15/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 16 Comments

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  • The Stupidest Comment I Have Ever Heard.

    A few years ago, while talking to a coworker, I heard the stupidest thing ever. Now, I’m pretty sure that I’ve heard many in my lifetime, but none have stayed with me, ever present, like the one she said that morning. We were talking about kids and ...

    Posted on 10/09/2014 by Iron_Duchess | 28 Comments

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  • Dad

    As I drove under the Arrigoni bridge at sunset yesterday, I thought about what a fitting metaphor for today.  And I thought about how best to share what my father meant to me and celebrate the ways he touched my life.   I could tell you about how he ...

    Posted on 11/15/2014 by Duck_Puddle | 26 Comments

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  • A Day Like Today, Eight Years Ago...

    A day like today, 8 years ago, I dragged myself to work; hurting, tired, and very, very pregnant. My shoes didn’t fit and I wobbled all the way to my desk promptly at 7:00 a.m. I talked to my boss and he allowed me to work only half a day. I had thre...

    Posted on 8/25/2014 by Iron_Duchess | 13 Comments

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  • Frailty

    Remember when you were little?  Bold,  spitfire of a creature.  So curious and stirring with life.  The world new and unexplored.  We wake from our dream - filled slumber ready to face dragons like a knight, have tea like a baroness, perhaps cross th...

    Posted on 11/13/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 21 Comments

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  • All I Want to be

    So in my sleep deprived state I did something new. I wrote song lyrics. Bad ones. So if you know a seriously desperate country singer looking for some words, tell them to hit me up..... -------------------------------------------------It’s 4:00 am, h...

    Posted on 11/14/2014 by downsizinghoss | 25 Comments

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  • Semantics Semantics - "Mean" is too broad a term

    I have been pretty much Forum free for a few months now. Some of my really witty friends here have pointed me to some posts and i get to see the "drama". I finally realize what got me so worked up when I was a forum regular.  1.) There are some peopl...

    Posted on 11/14/2014 by Chevy_Quest | 27 Comments

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  • Dreams

    Dreams are funny things.  They change over time.  Things happen and life gets in the way.  For a long time I dreamt of being a comedian, and for a while I was.  But because of life that was not meant to be my profession, and that's ok.  We grow and c...

    Posted on 11/14/2014 by BrettPGH_ | 50 Comments

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  • The progeny of steel: Honoring my father.

    In one of my previous incarnations, I posted a blog about my dad, and his dad. I never knew my grandfather on my dad's side. But I heard plenty about him growing up. My childhood was pretty rough, and as a result I didn't really get to know my dad ve...

    Posted on 11/12/2014 by Big_Bob_Lob | 25 Comments

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  • A New Tradition

    Just FYI... This post might be triggering to some people. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Over the weekend some friends were discussing holiday traditions. I kept my head down a...

    Posted on 11/12/2014 by eggomylegos | 78 Comments

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  • Health is for Life.

    Today's run was not one I wanted to do but I ended up enjoying it. The Autumn sun rising over the bay seeing the seals bobbing around and with my ever enthusiastic 4 legged running buddy. It turned into 8.5 miles of shear joy. Anyway a few thin...

    Posted on 11/10/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 11 Comments

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  • It's time for a Divorce.

     It is incredible how sometimes we find what we need in the most innocuous of places.   Earlier today, I took a little bit of time out of my chaotic morning to read at least a chapter of my latest book. In the middle of a conversation between two cha...

    Posted on 11/12/2014 by Iron_Duchess | 6 Comments

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  • What do you do when you have MFP drama?

    You blog about it, of course.So I've been thinking. There is someone out there in MFPland, actually probably a few someones, that I have offended and have offended me at some point. You have formed some not so nice opinions of me, and I have probably...

    Posted on 11/12/2014 by UsedToBeHusky | 37 Comments

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  • I Miss MFP

    If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou  I miss MFP. Ok I'll  clarify that I miss the way MFP was a while ago. There's been quite a few blogs and posts recently about the change in MFP since ...

    Posted on 11/11/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 12 Comments

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  • A Tale of Two Pugs

    *Disclaimer: this blog is filled with anthropomorphism.  I'm not changing it.  Come at me.  I don't know a single person who has one pug.  I'm sure they're out there, but everyone I know who gets one pug at some point ends up with two.  They're such ...

    Posted on 11/12/2014 by ILiftHeavyAcrylics | 43 Comments

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  • Ready to smile again

    Why don’t you smile? I’m asked lots about why I don’t smile in real life, in any of my pics.  It’s not because I don’t want to smile, it’s because right now I can’t without extreme pain and reminders.  But that is about to change. I wrote once ab...

    Posted on 11/12/2014 by GiveMeCoffee | 29 Comments

    54 votes + -