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  • Paxton’s Song

    I needed to phone SIL this morning. MIL dearly loves Lemon Meringue Pie from The Machine Shed Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa.  I mean, she really, really loves this pie!  Seeing as I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what to get MIL for Christma...

    Posted on 12/18/2014 by MelisRunning | 2 Comments

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  • Assorted Thoughts, Musings, and Ramblings: 2014 in a Nutshell and 2015 Preamble

    Tis the season to reflect and be thankful... or so I hear. Originally I was going to post my reflection of 2014, but after writing it out and re-reading it, it was a very "Look at me! Look at me! Look at me!" type blog. It was too reflective. Sure, 2...

    Posted on 12/24/2014 by the_arghbowl | 2 Comments

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  • Gained 610 pounds, Lost 260...

    My sister found this picture of me when I was young and cute... Thought I would share it with you.  

    Posted on 3/26/2015 by Tannun | 4 Comments

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  • 2014 All About That PR

    2014 was a pretty damn good year, all things considered.  I tend to be a little hard on myself when I don't exceed my own expectations and fall short of my goals but when I look at the numbers I don't think I really have anything to be too upset abou...

    Posted on 12/30/2014 by ZenInTexas | 2 Comments

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  • 2015 January Me.

    Hi Hey look, it's January.I am going to continuing moving my body... Getting steps and competing in challenges on Fitbit has really been keeping me going, whether I am jogging or walking during commercials... It makes a huge difference.I am aiming to...

    Posted on 1/04/2015 by Cranquistador | 3 Comments

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  • 365 Days Back. All the Body Metrics to date.

    The previous post was all about the weight I lifted, but now I will give the metrics on just how my body changed from being completely sedentary person to lifting and eating with goals in mind for this last year. Until I looked at these numbers yeste...

    Posted on 3/26/2015 by nakedraygun | 2 Comments

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  • DONT FINISH!

    Bad advice? I don't think so. I know a lot of us came here because we either put on a couple pounds that we didn't want anymore or we have been over weight our entire lives....basically something to do with our weight. It really doesn't matter why yo...

    Posted on 1/09/2015 by Muddy_Yogi | 18 Comments

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  • MFP doesn't work...

    ......unless you do.   Too many people log onto MFP every day and then sit back and wait for the magic to happen.  Sorry, it doesn't work that way.  You have to be the one to do the work.  You have to be diligent about making good food choices.  You...

    Posted on 3/26/2015 by _SammieGirl_ | 41 Comments

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  • Molly's ramblings....

    I am so excited, that I lost 10 pounds this week!  But I know the 1st couples of weeks at my size, the weight will come of quickly if I stick to my plan.   I only made 2 promises for myself this year and that is try to journal more (once a month mini...

    Posted on 1/11/2015 by IsMollyReallyHungry | 10 Comments

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  • I'm Coming Home?

    Where to start.I've been here since April of 2011. At first, I simply logged my food and exercise. I was motivated. It was some time before I realized there was a social aspect to this site. I got involved, I lost weight, I became stong. I was the GI...

    Posted on 1/22/2015 by So_Much_Fab | 2 Comments

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  • 12 Years.

      Twelve years ago today, my husband and I got married in a little courthouse in Seattle.  Standing by my side were my mother and my good friend to act as witnesses.  Afterwards, I treated all of us to a lovely steak and lobster dinner overlook...

    Posted on 1/24/2015 by andeey | 9 Comments

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  • Happiest Birthday

    A few weeks ago, Rachael said "I have to go into work in the morning of the 24th." Not out of the ordinary. She works in a restaurant and frequently goes in to do paperwork in the mornings. But looking back on it, if I were a suspicious person, I wou...

    Posted on 1/25/2015 by wolverine66 | 6 Comments

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  • It's All Mental

    The question was asked in the forums - what does "It's all mental" mean? I believe the mental aspects are hugely important in terms of everyday adherence to diet and exercise and just doing the details needed to succeed. Sometimes I struggle to get a...

    Posted on 1/30/2015 by EvgeniZyntx | 4 Comments

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  • Outfitting Cranq

     I have gotten rid of EVERYTHING in my closet that is too big. So I have started to purchase things to go with what I have and will be posting things I feel good in.I welcome suggestions on things that add to an outfit, or something that would go bet...

    Posted on 1/31/2015 by Cranquistador | 12 Comments

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  • Are you just screwing around?

    This is not intended for people who are starting out or struggling with the basics.  This is a note to myself and a repost from a year ago.Are you just screwing around?You know how to count calories.  You have the hang of weighing everything and bein...

    Posted on 3/25/2015 by usmcmp | 13 Comments

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  • #RunWithTheMarines #MCM2015

    This was the first email I opened this morning.  Congratulations. The MCM Lottery has been conducted and you have reason to celebrate as one of the officially registered participants in the 40th Marine Corps Marathon to be held on Sunday, October 25,...

    Posted on 3/25/2015 by MelisRunning | 13 Comments

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  • The two dominant species on MFP

    I enjoy venturing into the forums for a multitude of reasons...Firstly for the wealth of knowledge that people vastly more informed than me about the topics of nutrition, training and other fitness related content are willing to share.Secondly for th...

    Posted on 3/25/2015 by Cryptonomnomicon | 18 Comments

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  • REASONS

    Got this idea from reading a friends blog that was pretty much the same idea. I am listing out all of the reasons why I want to lose weight. Maybe if I'm feeling unmotivated I can come back to look here. Here it goes:  1. Asthma - I want to not have...

    Posted on 2/11/2015 by Sie_Con | 14 Comments

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  • Mississippi River Marathon Recap

    Running a marathon on Valentine’s Day.  How romantic?  That is exactly how I spent my Valentine’s Day yesterday.  MFH (My Favorite Husband) stayed at home and took care of Paxton and the two cats (Kali and Castro) so we wouldn’t have to take them to ...

    Posted on 2/15/2015 by MelisRunning | 15 Comments

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  • A Day to Reflect...

    One year ago...365 days.  It seems quite honestly, like an eternity.On this day, last year, I stood in the hospital room, with my mom and my sisters as we reassured him that we would be okay and that it was okay to go.  And shortly thereafter, he did...

    Posted on 2/19/2015 by Numb5kull | 10 Comments

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