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  • The Lady I Met at the Berlin Airport

    MFH (My Favorite Husband) and I had an early morning flight the day we left Berlin, Germany, for our return trip home. When you fly out of Germany to the United States, you have to go through two different security clearances.  The first one is the G...

    Posted on 10/18/2015 by MelisRunning | 4 Comments

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  • You Are Dieting?

     One of my most despised words is “diet” or “dieting”.  Why?  Because it means you are depriving yourself of something.  You are making it about not being able to get what you want.  As I was picking up mini me last night, her best friend’s father ca...

    Posted on 9/02/2015 by SquattingLikeItsHot | 1 Comment

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  • Streak of life!

    I hit 250 consecutive days of logging in to MFP. I'm so proud of me for committing to myself and sticking with this! MFP has been instrumental in changing my life. Plus, it's led me to find some of the greatest people that I can call friends!! I wish...

    Posted on 10/15/2015 by Karlottap | 3 Comments

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  • That Was Then and This Is Now

    It’s Throwback Thursday!  Thought I’d dredge up an old pic from a little over 30 yrs ago. This pic is MFH (My Favorite Husband) and I.  It is our Engagement Pic.  January 1985.  We were 23 years old when we got married.  Kids! This is us a couple of ...

    Posted on 10/15/2015 by MelisRunning | 4 Comments

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  • Resilience, Part 3: A Powerfully Motivating Purpose

    I'm writing a series of blogs on the topic of resilience, which is the ability to recover from a setback and move forward in the face of trials. Each blog can be read by itself, but they do build upon each other. You can find the beginning of the ser...

    Posted on 10/13/2015 by ihad | 5 Comments

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  • The Perfect Rock

    At the beginning of this year I decided that every time I go for a walk on the beach I would find a rock to take home. I put them in a bowl by my bed, to remind me how much I love the beach, and that I should go more often. Sometimes it takes me a wh...

    Posted on 9/09/2015 by sun_fish | 4 Comments

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  • Lessons along the way

    The lessons I have learned from eating this way have really been too many to list! I've learned more about myself and how food affects it through MFP and the awesome Pals I have here too! I'm still amazed, everyday, about the control I have over food...

    Posted on 10/06/2015 by Karlottap | 3 Comments

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  • Honestly, RUFKM?

    Is it me, or just the posts that I happen to read? I have read some pretty creative excuses for falling off the wagon, overeating and not succeeding at learning to eat healthy and exercise 3 times a week.Here are some of my favorites – and oh yeah, I...

    Posted on 10/06/2015 by dsjohndrow | 14 Comments

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  • Berlin Marathon: The Interview and The Finish

     I decided to go for it alright! Berlin was the most amazing thing ever!!!  I told you about this the day after the race but today the two photos I ordered arrived so, lucky you, you get to hear the story….Again! I trained pretty aggressively for Ber...

    Posted on 10/05/2015 by MelisRunning | 4 Comments

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  • That's Gonna Leave a Mark

    We each leave an impression on everyone we meet, every interaction we have, even if we don't think we do.  It may be a gash across another's personality, helping to build a bridge in to their  thoughts, maybe a snowflake's shadow on their heart.  B...

    Posted on 10/02/2015 by forrl | 7 Comments

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  • Paxton Is Home and Race Pics

    Yes, it’s true.  Paxton is home and he is a very happy puppy.  :)   *We brought home Kali and Castro, too.  ;)   All the animals were thrilled to be getting to come home.  The two cats heard us come in the door and started meowing their little kitty...

    Posted on 10/01/2015 by MelisRunning | 5 Comments

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  • Little Steps Can Add Up

    It was three years ago. I was at the point where I had lost over 100 pounds and was starting to plan for what my life in maintenance would look like. I wanted to put in place strategies that would help me stay active when the driving focus on losing ...

    Posted on 10/02/2015 by ihad | 8 Comments

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  • 1000 Posts / 100 Pounds Lost

    So here I am on the day I just hit the 100 pound lost mark. I'm contemplating what the key items are that continue to help me be successful with my fitness. I am a firm believer in paying it forward to share whatever works for me so perhaps it can he...

    Posted on 9/02/2015 by BRaye325 | 10 Comments

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  • Painful Lesson Learned

    So, I've had some posts lately about how I've been doing a mid-day fast to help with cravings, calorie portioning, energy levels, and just to have another tool to use...Well, I've been tracking calories (without intentionally restricting them, becaus...

    Posted on 9/30/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 7 Comments

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  • Seeing the darkness \m/

    "You'll never know what depression is until you've experienced it....." I used to be one of those people who blindly went along in life with the "it's never that bad" or "things could always be worse" mentality, figuring that life really can't be all...

    Posted on 9/30/2015 by jackpotclown | 19 Comments

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  • Tomorrow Is a Big Day

    When I get up tomorrow morning I have to head to the doc's office bright and early. First I will have a battery of blood tests and then I will get my yearly physical exam. We'll begin by yours truly proudly reviewing my list of medications and vitami...

    Posted on 9/30/2015 by dsjohndrow | 16 Comments

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  • This Keto Life for me!

    Learning this woe is a challenge, but the rewards are so much greater than any difficulty I had when I was adapting to becoming a fat burning machine! I'm so glad I've hung with it and have been able to help myself in so many ways. I'm actually consi...

    Posted on 9/29/2015 by Karlottap | 3 Comments

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  • Wrapping Up Our Visit To Berlin

    *Loooong blog warning*  *Lots of pics* So many things have happened during our week here in Berlin, Germany.  I’ve wanted to share as much of it with you as possible. Seeing as we are flying home tomorrow, I’m going to tell you as many things as I c...

    Posted on 9/29/2015 by MelisRunning | 5 Comments

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  • Diary of a Food Addict

    NOTE: I know that there will likely be a whole argument around the true nature of addiction and the term addict, but that is not the purpose of this writing.  Please consider that before making any argument on that basis.  My addiction did wreck my l...

    Posted on 7/09/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 11 Comments

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  • Berlin Marathon Recap

    What to say.   I did not make my goal time.  Not by a long shot!   I DID finish!  That’s what counts.   Here’s the story:   Up until mile 8, every single split was spot on.  The race was going perfect!  All of a sudden, my right knee kicked in with ...

    Posted on 9/28/2015 by MelisRunning | 12 Comments

    17 votes + -