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  • Sightseeing In Berlin and The Expo

    We were so tired last night!  Both of us slept about 13 hrs but after that, we’re doing pretty good!  We aren’t jet lagged or at least not feeling it.  We’ll take that!   We went down to the hotel breakfast.  We feel like we’ve scored big when we ge...

    Posted on 9/24/2015 by MelisRunning | 8 Comments

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  • Pressures of Weight Loss vs Healthy Living

    In my "distant" but very vivid past, I have cracked under the self induced pressures of losing weight, multiple times!  I see others going through these same pressures on a regular basis!  To them and myself, I say.. Be Healthier and Happier TODAY!  ...

    Posted on 9/23/2015 by BreakingOldHabits | 3 Comments

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  • Compulsive Behaviors and General Addictions - The Chaos

    I know I have an addictive personality.  I always have.  I don't know at what point I realized this.I never managed to become an alcoholic, primarily because I remember as a pre-teen being in a van with my mom, driving behind my drunk father in anoth...

    Posted on 9/21/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 13 Comments

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  • We Are In Berlin!

    We made it to Berlin and we are super tired!  Hahaha!!!  I’ll try to catch you up to date with what all’s happened.  If this isn’t coherent, my apologies.  I need some sleep.  HA! We left Birmingham, Alabama for the airport at 5:00 am Tuesday.  By th...

    Posted on 9/23/2015 by MelisRunning | 9 Comments

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  • I Love Being Skinny

    Ok, that was the thought that just passed through my mind and now I’m sitting here smiling as I type this.  I’m just so proud of myself.  Feeling this good, has it ever been this good in my skin before.  Clothes fit, muffin top seems to be a thing fr...

    Posted on 9/22/2015 by Angela26point2finisher | 8 Comments

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  • I Still Suck at This

    I have logged in to MFP everyday for 1565 days. Some may see this as commitment, others as a waste of time on social media. And there are some that probably think I don't need a crutch and should do something else with my new found skinniness.I wish ...

    Posted on 9/22/2015 by dsjohndrow | 10 Comments

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  • Blog #3 "The Book"

     Blog #3:  Reading "The Book"So I started reading this book, "The Art & Science of Low Carb Living" and it has a solution I think I can do. When I first starting reading it, it described itself as a "Low Carb, High Fat" diet. I had to do a "doubl...

    Posted on 9/23/2014 by DittoDan | 4 Comments

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  • Easy Peasy~Just a Pic

    Posted on 9/19/2015 by MelisRunning | 2 Comments

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  • Broken, But Not Yet Beaten

    I am lonely.  Sometimes deeply, achingly so.  I've tried everything I can think of to fix the emptiness and I can't find the fix for the hole inside of me.  Sometimes it echoes and reverberates through my world and all I can feel and think and hear...

    Posted on 9/21/2015 by forrl | 12 Comments

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  • First Dr. Check-up since starting this new life.

    So after I began eating differently this past April, I checked into this program offered by my insurance called the Weight Management Program.  The program gives you access to a gym, dietician, and trainer, so I filled out all the paper work, and had...

    Posted on 9/10/2015 by chucktaylor78 | 2 Comments

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  • Packing For Berlin

    It’s Wednesday and a “Pinch myself, I’m dreaming” day. Once week from now I will be in Berlin and probably strolling around the zoo.  That is the first touristy thing MFH (My Favorite Husband) and I have planned while in Germany. Why the zoo?  Well, ...

    Posted on 9/16/2015 by MelisRunning | 4 Comments

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  • Best Friends~Paxton and Kali

    We have had a particularly hot and humid summer in my part of Mississippi.  It been challenging to be outdoors during the daytime hours.  It has been especially tough on my puppy, Paxton. Paxton has a difficult time breathing in weather extremes.  If...

    Posted on 9/15/2015 by MelisRunning | 3 Comments

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  • This n’ That *and a Paxton pic just for GigiBeans

    Today is going to be a bunch of rambling.  I haven’t blogged in a few days and so I think I’ll just hop from one thing to the next trying to catch you up on what’s what.   I am officially in taper mode for the Berlin Marathon AND the Marine Corps Ma...

    Posted on 9/14/2015 by MelisRunning | 3 Comments

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  • Learning Bravery

    I walk through the crowded social hall of the old church with a slight catch in my hip. Even though a specific injury is blamed usually, it is more realistically a side effect of the weight that was re-gained two years past. As I often do, I adapted ...

    Posted on 9/14/2015 by downsizinghoss | 5 Comments

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  • Night

    In the brightness of the day, it's easy to ignore the noise, the doubt.  Night falls and with it, the facade of strength.  Shadows loom, fear begins to inch forward, pushing, crowding closer. I beat it back, fighting it with self affirmation, w...

    Posted on 9/12/2015 by forrl | 5 Comments

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  • Here, Piggie, Piggie, Piggie!!!

    Y’all know that I rarely have a training run go by without SOMETHING happening.  I’m just one of those people who seems to stumble upon the unusual.  This morning was no different. I met my running buddy, Bonnie, at the RiverWalk.  The RiverWalk is l...

    Posted on 8/20/2015 by MelisRunning | 1 Comment

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  • TBT: 1990

    Just a couple of THT pics:  I was in a nostalgic mood today and found two cute pics of my kids.  They grow so fast! This first pic is of #1 Daughter and myself.  This is Easter, 1990, and her first Easter Egg hunt.  She’s so cute!  :)   This second p...

    Posted on 9/10/2015 by MelisRunning | 3 Comments

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  • MAGIC UNICORN DIET (The Plan in Just 5 Easy Steps)

    Someting in my brain flipped yesterday.MLM's.  What are MLM's, well they are scams.  They are scams designed to take advantage of people who don't see that THEY are the bait.  They are the "customer" and they are the person who is too niave (I don't ...

    Posted on 9/10/2015 by Erin_goBrahScience | 9 Comments

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  • Reflections on the Kobayashi Maru and Feeling Like a Fraud...

    A friend this morning posted some information about her own progress down a shared path, and gave me some credit for pointing her in a direction that she took off and ran down the path for herself...  It led me to summarize how torn I've felt lately ...

    Posted on 9/10/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 20 Comments

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  • Spider Webs and Of Course, Paxton

    Today was a rest day and that meant mowing. I am officially tapering for the Berlin Marathon.  Usually I dread the taper phase of training but this time I welcome it wholeheartedly.  This past winter when I was training for the marathon on Valentine’...

    Posted on 9/08/2015 by MelisRunning | 2 Comments

    15 votes + -