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  • My adventures in veggie land (aka meditation retreat)

    Hello everyone, it is good to be back! It took me a couple of days to get to write this because I arrived completely exhausted and had other things to attend to. So, thanks to all the suggestions I got before leaving, the experience was not as bad or...

    Posted on 10/27/2014 by KetoGirl83 | 5 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 basically a note to myself, but I think a few others might feel the same way.Are you just screwing around?You know how to count calories. You have the hang of...

    Posted on 10/29/2014 by usmcmp | 70 Comments

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  • Sticks, Stones, and Adamantium Bones

    One of the moments that dug deep into my skin and motivated me to want to finally lose weight for good was Easter 2012. I was 8 months pregnant and my then two year old and I were getting ready to do an Easter egg hunt. A little boy of about 5 had ap...

    Posted on 10/29/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 22 Comments

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  • Project “Let’s give them something to talk about” *Ideas needed!*

    People want to talk. So let them. People want to create a stir. So let them. But rather than letting it be for stupid things, for negative things, for petty things…. Why not let it be for good things. Flood the world with happy. I will make this ...

    Posted on 10/29/2014 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 17 Comments

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  • Perspective Check: The Magic Diet

    "There's nothing special about low-carb diets. It's CICO. You guys try to fool people acting like it's special, like magic. But it's really nothing special at all. And crazy to cut out a whole food group like that. Don't do that. Do what I'm doing. I...

    Posted on 10/23/2014 by baconslave | 15 Comments

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  • Guys and Weight Loss: A Primer

    I'm a guy. There are lots of ways to tell without removing my clothes. Ever since I lost almost 80 pounds I can do even more "guy defining" stunts like flipping my underwear with my foot and catching it in my hand to put in the laundry, all without t...

    Posted on 10/28/2014 by dsjohndrow | 18 Comments

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  • Treadmill Run and Nutty Bars

    This morning, I took my life in my hands and ran on a Treadmill (TM). Over the course of my life, I have run on a TM a grand total of two times.  Both of these attempts have ended in disaster.  I have managed to go flying off the back end of those co...

    Posted on 10/28/2014 by MelisRunning | 9 Comments

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  • Rewriting the Story

     There was a time when looking at ourselves in the mirror made us smile.  We adored what we saw unconditionally.  We accepted and loved the person looking back at us.  We grinned (toothlessly) at our little Buddha bellies, the sweet fat rolls on our...

    Posted on 10/28/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 19 Comments

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  • Fare Well

    I have an amazing list of friends.  I said that the very first time I posted a blog.  And it remains true for this one as well.  People on my list have rich stories:  some have deep compassion, others are treasure troves of knowledge, some are fonts ...

    Posted on 10/28/2014 by forrl | 40 Comments

    36 votes + -

  • My 1200 Calorie Story

    This was me.... back in high school at 125 lbs. It was the picture I used to motivate myself to lose weight.     This was me a few years after high school, marrying my best friend in 2010. Probably around 140s.    I had my first child January 20...

    Posted on 10/27/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 81 Comments

    227 votes + -

  • Conviction

    When I was sixteen,  I had a best friend.  Her name was Autumn. We were close,  almost like sisters.  She knew my every secret, she knew every piece of me.  It was my desire then to feel that closeness with someone.  To know I had someone to confide ...

    Posted on 10/26/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 19 Comments

    89 votes + -

  • How fitness helped my teeth.

    Well indirectly anyways. So this is something I was hesitant to write about because it requires me to admit something that some people may find gross:  I've historically had poor dental hygiene habits.   For example I would almost never floss my teet...

    Posted on 10/27/2014 by SideSteel | 16 Comments

    43 votes + -

  • A Peek Inside My Head. AKA Taper Madness

    This is my brain the last week.  Marathon. Marathon.Marathon. Marathon. Marathon. Marathon. Marathon.Marathon. Marathon. Marathon. Marathon Marathon. Marathon. Marathon. Marathon. Marathon. Marathon. Marathon. Marathon. Marathon. Marathon. Marathon. ...

    Posted on 10/27/2014 by ZenInTexas | 8 Comments

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  • Best day. Ever.

    I feel that it’s only fair I share the day since I talked about it for no less than two years. I can’t even really know where to begin. You all know there were some minor and major issues leading up towards the day. Things had gotten so bad with my ...

    Posted on 10/27/2014 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 24 Comments

    49 votes + -

  • Don't Be a Sally...

      I was robbed! I spent the whole night waiting for the Great Pumpkin, when I could have been out for tricks or treats.  What a fool I was!  ~Sally Brown I hope you're not sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin.  Deep down we all kn...

    Posted on 10/27/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 19 Comments

    58 votes + -

  • Stone Steps 27K

    I don't remember how I discovered this race, but it was on my mind to combat my anticipated "post-partum marathon depression." When I was at the Columbus expo, I met Harvey Lewis, winner of 2014 Badwater 135, and he told me about the course and kinda...

    Posted on 10/26/2014 by SonicDeathMonkey80 | 14 Comments

    29 votes + -

  • 200 Pounds Lost

    I reached a major milestone yesterday, and lost the 3 pounds needed to reach 200 pounds lost.  It's been an amazing few months for me, since I decided to get serious about losing the weight and get as healthy as possible.  Since July I've lost 90 pou...

    Posted on 10/26/2014 by Tannun | 100 Comments

    251 votes + -

  • Flush It!

    Our local football coach has a saying he uses when players seem stuck dwelling on their mistakes or bad plays."Flush it!"Football coaches are usually good for powerful imagery like this, and the players seem to have embraced it. Bad plays happen, but...

    Posted on 10/25/2014 by ihad | 15 Comments

    73 votes + -

  • Plagiarism

    pla·gia·rize (definition from google.com)  ˈplājəˌrīz/ verb gerund or present participle: plagiarizing 1.    take (the work or an idea of someone else) and pass it off as one's own. synonyms: copy, infringe the copyright of, pi...

    Posted on 10/24/2014 by GiveMeCoffee | 32 Comments

    42 votes + -

  • An Open Thank You

    When I started MFP in February of 2012, I didn't know anything about losing weight. I was also not a gym guy.  So, of course when I started I told MFP I wanted to lose 2 pounds a week. The closer and closer I got to my goal, the more MFP reduced my c...

    Posted on 10/24/2014 by LifeOfBrian78 | 19 Comments

    70 votes + -