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  • Doing something about it

    It feels so great to actually be actively doing something about my weight!I've only been on track for a month but I've made strides towards making this new way of eating a lifestyle change:) Just a few months ago I was watching Biggest Loser eating i...

    Posted on 4/02/2014 by jennbuck22 | 10 Comments

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  • to my imaginary friends

    My life has been spent with the voices in my head. The ones that despised me and wished I was dead. they screamed so loud and were often obscene they can surprise sometimes being so viscerally mean. But over time they slow and give over to quiet as...

    Posted on 4/02/2014 by downsizinghoss | 27 Comments

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  • Unfulfilled Dreams...

    How much have we left on the sidelines of our lives because we didn't have the confidence in ourselves to follow our dreams?Many, many years ago, I began writing a children's book.  I loved my idea, I loved the thought of writing something that littl...

    Posted on 4/01/2014 by wordsandmusic51 | 19 Comments

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  • Food For Thought

    The ups and downs of life always wreak havoc on our plans to get healthier. Nothing can destroy the best laid plans like loss, especially in the game of love. We are bombarded every day by  societies ideal of what we are worth, what we need to have a...

    Posted on 2/28/2014 by wordsandmusic51 | 11 Comments

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  • April Fools' Pranks: The Geeky Way (Updated 04/02)

    Hello my lovelies and happy April Fools' Day… Despite the fact that the first business day of the month is incredibly hectic, and Spring begins our busy season, and I have, literally, six projects going at the moment (you see, I use the word ‘lite...

    Posted on 4/01/2014 by BlessedBliss | 8 Comments

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  • When The Gym Is Not An Option: An Easy Alternative

     I wanted to write a bit today about exercise, and specifically those of us who find getting to the gym, or even having an in home gym, not an option. I am in limbo at the moment, between leaving a marriage and wanting to be closer to my Mom, who is ...

    Posted on 3/27/2014 by wordsandmusic51 | 5 Comments

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  • I Can Relate to This!

     But my April resolution is not to do this!! Planning post-workout and post-dinner snacks and meals ahead.

    Posted on 4/01/2014 by Elliehmltn | 9 Comments

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  • Yes, by all means, do this...

    “Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone el...

    Posted on 3/31/2014 by wordsandmusic51 | 12 Comments

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  • Hitting "Reset"

    This morning I stepped on the scale and found that I weighed the most I have in over a year: 191 pounds.As I trained for this past weekend's ultra, I decided to stop tracking my calories and just try to eat relatively healthfully. I did, however, con...

    Posted on 3/31/2014 by davemunger | 9 Comments

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  • The Perfect Potato

      The weather is finally getting nice, and I'm cleaning the grill, checking the seasoning on the dutch ovens, and digging out favorite recipes. I'll occasionally share a few recipes in my blog over the course of time. Today is a simple one, baked p...

    Posted on 4/01/2014 by ihad | 12 Comments

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  • Important Lessons from Sports

     This past evening's bedtime story for my kids was a little different. I picked a news article that had an important lesson I wanted to reinforce. It is often said that participating in sports or other challenging pursuits can help build good charac...

    Posted on 3/12/2014 by ihad | 4 Comments

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  • Trying Not to Drown

    Yesterday, I went to the pool. Not unusual for me, I go fairly often, but usually I stick to aqua aerobics or aqua jogging. Activities where I can keep my face well out of the water, or only be minimally splashed. I'm not afraid of the water, but I h...

    Posted on 3/31/2014 by xX_PhoenixRising_Xx | 11 Comments

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  • "Backstory" - The Abridged Version :)

    A few people have asked me recently about what happened before I came here to MFP.  Or, in other words... "How could you let yourself get that big?!?" As Inigo Montoya said: Let me ‘splain…No, there is too much. Let me sum up.Grew up in a French Cana...

    Posted on 3/22/2014 by IrishHarpy1 | 8 Comments

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  • Recap

    After having received notes from so many of you, I decided to devote today’s blog to a very dull and unexciting topic.  My Health. Trying not to be a whiner!  But here goes: Last Wednesday I had a very difficult run.  I ran with a buddy and there was...

    Posted on 3/31/2014 by MelisRunning | 9 Comments

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  • Appetite, Hunger and Discipline

    If you look at my food diary for today (yes, it's open), you will see a morning entry for 753 calories worth of Pipers Crisps - West Country Cheddar and Onion.  Yes, it is ridiculous to blow 753 calories on junk food before 8:30 in the morning. Yes, ...

    Posted on 3/31/2014 by makingamiracle | 15 Comments

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  • The MFP Dating Game

      Kermit: Welcome everyone to the MFP DATING GAME with our very special guest star - the beautiful and talented Scarlett Johansson!!! YAAAAAYYYY!!! Today, Scarlett gets to choose between the diet and exercise advice of four fabulous contestants. ...

    Posted on 3/31/2014 by ihad | 18 Comments

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  • My 'Jar Of Emotions' Project

    As an emotional eater, I think I have figured out a way to divert my emotions into something positive rather than feeding them. Some of my friends here have already read about this, but I thought I would share it on the blog as well. Maybe it will he...

    Posted on 3/26/2014 by wordsandmusic51 | 15 Comments

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  • A River in Egypt

    For a long time I resided in this mystical place on a river in Egypt, I think you've heard of it Denial or DeNile... this place had all kinds of magical things happening, the best one being I defied science.  I could gain weight on 800 calories a day...

    Posted on 3/31/2014 by jwhited71 | 3 Comments

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  • Prove them Wrong!

    Back when I lost my first clothing size (maybe it was 2 clothing sizes) in 2011, I starting cleaning out my closet and bagging clothes to donate. While I was still keeping a few pairs of "fat pants" all my size 14 and 12 clothing was going. I will ne...

    Posted on 3/31/2014 by jennieodwyer | 7 Comments

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  • Rumspringa

    Rumspringa is a Pennsylvania German noun meaning jumping around.  In Amish communities this word is used to describe the period of time in which an adolescent chooses to be baptized in the church, or leave the community.  Some communities allow the...

    Posted on 3/31/2014 by Desterknee | 19 Comments

    17 votes + -