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  • The hope of tomorrow

    Yesterday my sister-in-law delivered my new baby nephew into the world. A healthy 9lb 5oz big boy, screaming and kicking - the standard entrance. He's perfect and makes baby 3 (the first boy) for my little brother. I cannot wait to get my hands on hi...

    Posted on 2/11/2016 by Deena_Bean | 3 Comments

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  • the banana story

    Here's the full banana story... in case you were curious. I recorded it for posterity the day it happened. Older minion was 3 at the time.Have you ever consoled an inanimate object? March 28, 2008 at 8:48am So, today started off quite interesting. A...

    Posted on 2/15/2016 by bynsky | 1 Comment

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  • You guys are the greatest!!

    Have I ever told you guys just how great you are?? I know I have, but just in case you didn't hear me I want to say again . . . . you are just THE best!!!I had already made the conscious decision to stop blogging. I felt like such a hypocrite -- ever...

    Posted on 2/16/2016 by SnagTop | 2 Comments

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  • Ground Beef: Carry On

    I haven't had a ton to say about the Ground Beef challenge because it's just not that exciting. Please don't misunderstand this to mean I'm bored with my food. Yes, I'm looking forward to adding other foods back into my menu, but gaddamn this way of ...

    Posted on 3/30/2016 by glossbones | 8 Comments

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  • Happily Drudging Through...

    I've reached a point on this "journey" (as everyone likes to call it) where I feel like the same ole, same ole is fine. Really. Just fine.  I don't feel glorious and overwhelmed daily by massive strides and progress.  Conversely, I don't feel sad or ...

    Posted on 4/19/2016 by Deena_Bean | 3 Comments

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  • Reflections of the whole strange process...

    5/11/16 ~7:30 am - So, had some water gain from carbs this weekend, but not out of the unexpected range. Ended up unintentionally water fasting after my late lunch yesterday (2-3 pm CDT), and debating whether to break my fast this morning, or try to ...

    Posted on 5/11/2016 by KnitOrMiss | 0 Comments

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  • "I think I can - I think I can" The poor people workout

    I carry 100 extra pounds with me everywhere I go, it’s like I carry a 10 or 12- year old on my back at all times.The extra weight is weighing me down. I can feel it in my bones, my knees hurt and my ankles are swollen. I am so quickly out of breath a...

    Posted on 5/23/2016 by MyReflections | 5 Comments

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  • A Girl Like Her

    I just finished watching "A Girl Like Her" -- a documentary about bullying.   I grew up being bullied.  I was overweight and never had more than one or two friends at any given time.  I once told my husband that fat people are the nicest people in th...

    Posted on 6/10/2016 by SnagTop | 3 Comments

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  • How could a treat become the norm?

    We went on a road trip this weekend and I had a lot of time to think. My husband was driving and I leaned back, enjoyed the scenery and my mind started to wander off.  We decided to stop for lunch and I was on the lookout for a place where we could e...

    Posted on 6/13/2016 by MyReflections | 3 Comments

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    Reading other folks' blogs provides a real insight into what we are feeling as a community. Several things seem to overlap. These are a couple of the things I've noticed along the way. A lot of us have been big since our formative years.That makes me...

    Posted on 6/15/2016 by LewisLal | 0 Comments

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  • Be the winner that you are.

    Yesterday was a pretty good day. I was eating well, keeping within my calorie goals and generally pretty happy with how things were. And then the pain snuck up on me when I wasn't looking. The next thing I knew, I was at a pain level 8 and looking i...

    Posted on 7/07/2016 by BinaryFu | 0 Comments

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  • Where is the line?

    -"I ate 1/2 a pizza, why did I do that? I was full after a couple of slices. Later I ate a snickers bar.  I have to stop this or I'll never lose weight." -------"Don't beat yourself up. You made mistakes today, start new tomorrow.""I haven't exerc...

    Posted on 7/20/2016 by Deena_Bean | 4 Comments

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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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