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  • Vacation always brings me home . . .

    My husband and I have been in Pigeon Forge this week.  I love the Smokey Mountains.  Heck . . . I just love MOUNTAINS!  They are so majestic and beautiful, so awe-inspiring.  It seems, however, whenever I vacation it brings me back to my roots:  It r...

    Posted on 9/20/2016 by SnagTop | 6 Comments

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  • Stuff Weight Losers Do and Say

    No matter what industry, business or hobby you are into, there is always a vernacular that goes with it. For instance, if you work in retail and you have customer with a chip card, you tell them to "put it all the way in." You might hear this in a lo...

    Posted on 9/13/2016 by dsjohndrow | 9 Comments

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  • One Good Day . . .

    As I struggle to get back on track I am so grateful for the friends I have made along my journey. People who understand the struggle and strive to do better with me, people who take the time to encourage and check up on me.  One such person sent me a...

    Posted on 9/08/2016 by SnagTop | 18 Comments

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  • Famous Quotes

    I read a lot. I have a pretty good education for a guy who smoked enough pot in high school to get all of Chicago high for a day. On the Internet, most people don't want to spend more that a few minutes reading. Did you know 47% of all music videos d...

    Posted on 9/06/2016 by dsjohndrow | 7 Comments

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  • Falling in Summer

    Watching the clouds and seeing the approaching stormthe clouds moving closer, I can feel the sky's moodAnd it echoes what I'm feelingPensive, reflective. I shared with you my laughter, my hopes, my thoughts and you held them and told me of some of yo...

    Posted on 9/06/2016 by forrl | 0 Comments

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  • Breaking out of starvation mode

    I was surfing the internet today and ran across this article by Tom Venuto, who has been in the weight loss and fitness industry since 1989.  He's a personal trainer, nutrition consultant, motivation coach, fitness model, health club manager and best...

    Posted on 3/08/2012 by alliover | 3 Comments

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  • How It Really Is

    I have been writing this blog for a long time - like 5 years or something like that. I have filled the inter-webs with a lot of crap and a few pathetic stories. Possibly I have encouraged one or two folks to eat celery instead of a donut with their m...

    Posted on 8/30/2016 by dsjohndrow | 19 Comments

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  • One Year Down--Thoughts and Plans

    I tried to write this post more than a week ago and in the time since then I've changed my thoughts somewhat, and so this has gone from a discussion of old and new goals to something much more unfocused.In general, I'm someone who loves anniversaries...

    Posted on 2/16/2015 by lemurcat12 | 3 Comments

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  • When an old timer is the newb

    I have been here a bit. About 5 years to be exact. Not as long as many, but longer than some. I've ragequit, met some friends, ragequit again, went through a divorce, lost 80lbs using IIFYM and lifting, found myself and all that good stuff, and rageq...

    Posted on 8/29/2016 by HereandQueer | 29 Comments

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  • Compass

     A while back, I began asking questions musicians have asked:  "Have you come here to play Jesus / To the lepers in your head?",  "Am I  part of the cure, or am I part of the disease?", "Is this the real life, or is this just fantasy?"  I've been th...

    Posted on 8/28/2016 by forrl | 7 Comments

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  • Race Report: Emerald City Half Marathon

    Race Report: The weather is warm: Red Flag conditions.  We’ll be starting with the temps in the low-mid 70’s and humidity percentage in the high 90’s (Garmin actually says it was 100%).  The skies are partly cloudy, and the sun rises to reveal a h...

    Posted on 8/28/2016 by bennettinfinity | 11 Comments

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  • Pardon my absence . . .

    Wow!  It has been a while since I last blogged -- July 31st to be exact so almost four weeks (feels like longer).  The reason for that is multi-faceted and of course there is a story . . .August has been a very busy month!  My mother-in-law finally a...

    Posted on 8/25/2016 by SnagTop | 17 Comments

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  • Stop the Food Pushers!

    Don't you just hate it when "no thank you" doesn't work? What do you do if those inconsiderate family members, friends and Type-A soccer moms continue to offer you food, suggest the worst restaurants, drinks and other deadly treats?Well, here is an a...

    Posted on 8/24/2016 by dsjohndrow | 42 Comments

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  • Restless Heart Syndrome

    Introspection is my life. Really, I've spent pretty much every day of my life looking inward in an attempt to decipher the codes that run my brain and color my view of the world. I've only ever been half-successful in that endeavor, putting together ...

    Posted on 2/05/2015 by Mr_Bad_Example | 9 Comments

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  • After 900 days and this...

    900 days of logging - that's a lot. Almost 2.5 years of my life and I still don't have a real grip on it! Ok, ok, so I know a LOT more than I did - but I can sit here typing and tell you that I'm currently a fish out of water.  I know what works f...

    Posted on 8/15/2016 by Deena_Bean | 21 Comments

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  • Short Answers to Complex MFP Questions

    You may have read some of the Message Boards here on MFP. There are hundreds of thousands of them! The categories are diverse, ranging from Success Stories to Nutrition and Chit-Chat. Each one appears to be crafted by experts in their field. With suc...

    Posted on 8/16/2016 by dsjohndrow | 25 Comments

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  • Sound Familiar?

    So you all may have noticed that I have been logging in regularly for a long time (over 650 days) but my loss has been relatively small (18.5lbs). Allow me to give you some insight on why.Back over 650 days ago I knew I needed to do SOMETHING but I w...

    Posted on 8/09/2016 by karbruce | 4 Comments

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  • Rewarding Your Weight Loss with Ink

    Although they've been around for a long time, tattoos are pretty popular these days. For us weight-losers a tattoo is pretty enticing now that we don't have to cover ourselves in XXXL t-shirts and stretch pants. It could be a celebration.At 57 I got ...

    Posted on 8/09/2016 by dsjohndrow | 27 Comments

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  • Real talk - its too long for a status.

    January 1st was the beginning of a new binge free streak for me one that I can proudly say has gone 220 complete days.  At that time I made one promise to myself and that was to learn to love me, the me that is right now, not to wait until I lost wei...

    Posted on 8/05/2016 by DerangedPixi | 9 Comments

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  • Blog

    The reaction of half the people on my FL today..  

    Posted on 8/02/2016 by SaintGiff | 9 Comments

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