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  • How I Recovered from Setting Goals

    Without going into too much detail, and friend asked me today how to find her determination and such again.  She had achieve some major things and hit her marker, and then just stopped.  Everything.  Suffering from chronic pain, she posted this: http...

    Posted on 7/01/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 11 Comments

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  • Margin of Error

    Also, not to seem like a rebel against the system, but please please remember that calories are not set in stone.  Unless you have had hydrostatic metabolic testing completed, you have absolutely no way of knowing exactly how many calories you are bu...

    Posted on 7/02/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 14 Comments

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  • Invisibility. Again.

    I've been away for a little while.  I've not been a good friend.  I'm sorry.  I've been locked inside my introverted head.  I still am.  But I wanted to peek out and try to explain a little bit.  And I wanted to thank those who've hung in there with ...

    Posted on 7/02/2015 by forrl | 23 Comments

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  • Loving Ourselves!

    It doesn't matter how much we weigh as long as we are healthy and we are comfortable with ourselves! Some of us may want to be stick thin while others may feel great having curves. I for one am not paying all too much attn to the scale but am shootin...

    Posted on 7/30/2014 by FabulousFantasticFifty | 2 Comments

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  • How do I keep going?

    There has been a lot of talk of late amongst my various friends and groups about how we find the motivation and determination to keep going when we have already achieved some measure of success.  When you hit that dreaded halfway point, how on earth ...

    Posted on 6/26/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 11 Comments

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  • 10-Day Goals, Plans, and Affirmations of Sorts...

    I've just joined a group that focuses on setting goals for each 10 day period, so for accountability, here, too, I wanted to share. My Goals: Continue to stay off the scale.  Made a commitment to BFF to stay off until 7/13 (my birthday).  Last day on...

    Posted on 6/30/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 8 Comments

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  • Uh-Oh. I Smell Trouble!

    Well, it all kinda hit the fan this evening. #1 Son has a presentation at school tomorrow (he’s taking summer classes at Mississippi State University) and he needed to wear a necktie.  He had called and asked if MFH (My Favorite Husband) had a tie th...

    Posted on 6/29/2015 by MelisRunning | 15 Comments

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  • Excuses, excuses, excuses...

    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.People are pretty lazy. That is my perspective...

    Posted on 6/30/2015 by dsjohndrow | 46 Comments

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  • Running at Dark O’clock

    The time of year has arrived.  At least in Mississippi it has arrived.  Those of us who are training for fall marathons (like me) are trying to find ways to get in the required training runs and beat the heat at the same time. This may not seem like ...

    Posted on 6/21/2015 by MelisRunning | 5 Comments

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  • Paxton’s Necktie

    MFH (My Favorite Husband) and I have been out in the garage for a little while now making homemade ice cream.  Yummy!!! It’s not done yet. While we were out there (MFH is finishing it up.  It should be done in 10-15 minutes), we were feeding Paxton c...

    Posted on 6/28/2015 by MelisRunning | 9 Comments

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  • Resilience, Part 2: The Value of Facing Difficult Challenges

    Over the course of the summer 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...

    Posted on 6/29/2015 by ihad | 11 Comments

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  • Think in terms of behaviors. An alternative viewpoint.

    The collection of habits that you build around food and exercise will lead you to eventually maintain at a given bodyweight.In other words, if you're 200lbs but you have implemented a set of habits around food and activity that fit someone who is 180...

    Posted on 6/27/2015 by SideSteel | 30 Comments

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  • The diminishing me!

    I have been quiet here lately. Didn't feel like talking much, but although had to stay away from the "news feed" for a while.I have no I idea, when it became "in" to brag about bad food choices, but I read it here too often and it left me hungry.Anot...

    Posted on 6/19/2015 by Look_at_me | 23 Comments

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  • Ringing Phones and 3:30 Running

    The plan, as it stood last night, was to go to bed around 8:00.  I had set my alarm for 3:30 am and was going to run 13 miles before it got super hot.  We are under heat advisories for the week.  The weather (heat/humidity) we are having right now is...

    Posted on 6/24/2015 by MelisRunning | 68 Comments

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  • Bedtime Story

       Once upon a time, there was a wood sprite who lived on the quiet edge of a forest.  She spent her days frolicking among the fields of flowers and streams that lay close to her home.  One morning while on a wander, she found a mystifying contrap...

    Posted on 6/24/2015 by forrl | 18 Comments

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  • Is food X healthy? The Nutritionism Trap

    Is food X healthy?Do you ask this question sometimes? It certainly gets asked a lot on the boards. Oil vs butter. White meat vs red. Fish vs chicken....There is this idea that the value of a food is the sum all its individual nutrients, vitamins and ...

    Posted on 6/23/2015 by EvgeniZyntx | 15 Comments

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  • Worth Fighting For?

    I wrote this today in response to someone who had followed doctor's instructions to lose weight, achieved a weight at the heavy end of the BMI range, and then lost all motivation to maintain weight or even track the macros that affected underlying he...

    Posted on 6/22/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 13 Comments

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  • Love is the Killer App of Weight Loss

    Self-love, that is. There is a podcast I love to hate-listen to, it's awful at times and then, every once in a while it has a pearl of wisdom, or two or three. I'll tell you later the name of the podcast*, you too can listen to the magic cleanses, me...

    Posted on 6/21/2015 by EvgeniZyntx | 16 Comments

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  • Rebuilding

     Disclaimer:  This is not motivational.  This is not intended to inspire.  This is only about accountability to myself.  Or something.   I've lost something.  For three years, I have been plodding along, making the changes necessary for my survival. ...

    Posted on 6/21/2015 by GypsyByTheSea | 32 Comments

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  • TBT

    If any of you are wondering about the residuals of yesterday disastrous run, I’m still very, very cold.  Tomorrow, I am going to take it easy (but still run, of course!). This morning I ran 1.08 miles in 11 minutes.  It was a 10:22 pace.  It was 79* ...

    Posted on 6/18/2015 by MelisRunning | 5 Comments

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