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  • Brain boot camp

    I've decided (in the last 30 seconds) that I'm going to ditch food logging for a trial period of two weeks.  I'm relatively close to my goal weight and I have been forever. Like years. I hover around the same 5 pounds consistently.  I'm a low carber ...

    Posted on 7/22/2016 by Deena_Bean | 3 Comments

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  • Expiration

    When you breathe out. Or die.  

    Posted on 8/02/2016 by _dracarys_ | 3 Comments

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  • About Last Week

    So I drank too much last week. More than once. Because, summer. First, I somehow managed to drink a bottle and a half of wine while (finally) watching the Outlander season finale last Wednesday. (My feelings on the Outlander TV show are complex - wo...

    Posted on 8/17/2016 by karbruce | 3 Comments

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  • I Broke Me...Again

    I don't know about y'all, but I swear, it seems just when I start to get ANYTHING at all going in my favor, for me, by me, I hit a ()%^&*#^&)(#^ &)@#^*&)@ wall and faceplant into failure.It makes me go into a spiral of self-loathing a...

    Posted on 9/13/2016 by KnitOrMiss | 8 Comments

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  • How I Quit Running

    In 10th grade (1974) there was a very good looking girl in my Algebra class named Susan. She invited me to her track practice after school. I sat on the bleachers in my flannel shirt, blues jeans and work boots - smoking a Marlboro cigarette.You prob...

    Posted on 1/24/2017 by dsjohndrow | 5 Comments

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  • Puzzle

    In the last 24 hours, I finally stumbled upon an analogy that really helps me quantify how I'm feeling about this current "leg" of my journey to lifelong health...It's a puzzle.It's like I'm putting together a puzzle without having a reference pictur...

    Posted on 10/28/2016 by KnitOrMiss | 4 Comments

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  • Race Report: Xterra 5k Race

    Race-time temperature was 36 degrees with clear skies, little wind, and zero chance of rain - ideal conditions.  The setting was a beautiful state park still resplendent in fall colors.  After a warm-up walk/jog I heard the summons to the starting li...

    Posted on 12/05/2016 by johnwhitent | 3 Comments

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  • Video Blog #1: Form vs Strength

    Well it's not actually a false dichotomy.But the question comes up -- if your form starts to break down, can you still add weight to the bar?  SHOULD you still add weight to the bar? Does your form need to be perfect on every rep? Context matters.   ...

    Posted on 12/13/2016 by SideSteel | 0 Comments

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  • The empty chair beside me

    The seat beside me was empty. Nobody wanted to sit there and the realization that I am now one of the very big people hurt.Girl’s night out. The ladies are my friends, we like each other and we meet once a month. This was the first time we went to th...

    Posted on 1/11/2017 by The_Movie_Chair | 7 Comments

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  • One Year Birthday

    As many of my long term friends here know, the pain from having osteoporosis and arthritis are life changing.My specialists were starting to discuss knee replacements and/or different infusions. Then at some point my Dr of Rheumatology said,"you're n...

    Posted on 1/11/2017 by LINIA | 4 Comments

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  • Thoughts on our new Presidency.

     ***This post isn't meant to incite hatred or name-calling or anything of the sort.  It's my attempt to sort through my own feelings and try to better understand what is happening in our world.  It's just a stream-of-consciousness blog.***Over the pa...

    Posted on 1/22/2017 by andeey | 38 Comments

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  • Binge

    It's been a rough morning, a rough weekend actually.In true me fashion, I avoided it all. I stuffed it all deep down, told myself I'd dealt with it and carried on. Stupid, eh?Then I felt it coming on last night, the feeling of apathy, the need to eat...

    Posted on 1/23/2017 by cuteandcurvy1 | 33 Comments

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  • "If it came in a bottle..."

    I was waiting on the pharmacist to fill a prescription yesterday afternoon. While I waited, I pondered over the many advancements in nail polish and mascara, found a deal on Blue Diamond almonds and finally wandered back over to the pharmacy area, fe...

    Posted on 7/01/2014 by futuresize8 | 2 Comments

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  • Self-talk

    Hey, you. Yeah, you. Did you look in your mirror when you got up this morning and curl your lip at something negative you focused on? Did you think, "If only I had worked harder..." or "If only my love handles would..."?Stop. Stop it right now.A huge...

    Posted on 8/15/2014 by srslybritt | 4 Comments

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  • Competition day: Bodybuilding

    Thought I would change things up a bit today and talk about the actual competition. Each one is a bit different, but many of the smaller ones run the same way. Here is sort of what to expect the day of a bodybuilding/figure competition.First part of ...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by usmcmp | 0 Comments

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  • A cautionary tale of overtraining and setbacks…

    So, apparently people still read this blog! I am surpised as I haven't updated it in forever. I suppose I'll do that now. I must warn you, however, it is not all good news. Well, after my show last year (in which I won my class and placed 3rd in mast...

    Posted on 8/20/2014 by stephanielynn76 | 15 Comments

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  • And the Best Diet is........

    Anyone who spends time in the forum knows that there are many different eating plans presented and advocated on a regular basis: Paleo, Low Carb, Intermittent Fasting, Vegan, etc. As we search for success in our weight-loss efforts, a reasonable ques...

    Posted on 8/24/2014 by Azdak | 5 Comments

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  • Old Barney

    My favorite place to ride to is Old Barney, the first time I could ride there and had to be rescued to get back home.   Today, I rode there, walked the paths for a bit, met my husband at one of our favorite diners (he drove over to meet me), then did...

    Posted on 8/24/2014 by GiveMeCoffee | 4 Comments

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  • New party dress

    Yesterday the family went out for dinner at a fancy local restaurant and I finally got the chance to break out a party dress that I had bought months ago in an overabundance of enthusiasm. Why do I say that I was overly enthusiastic?  Well, the dr...

    Posted on 8/24/2014 by Wolfe1759 | 3 Comments

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  • Ketonix Standard vs Sport Color Range Correlation

    0936 Ketonix updated their hardware as of 7/10/14. This changed the way the scales fall between the Standard and Sport ranges.The top image is as of 7/10/14, the bottom right image is as it was prior to the upgrade.Keep in mind that I've not tested t...

    Posted on 9/10/2014 by PatchEFog | 10 Comments

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