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  • Lessons Learned

    It's been 26 months since I started on MFP.  There have been some changes since I've been here, and I'm not talking about updates to the site.  I'm also not referring to how MEAN everyone is today vs. the "good old days".  I'm referring to internal c...

    Posted on 10/24/2014 by forrl | 22 Comments

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  • You Can't Change the Weather

    You can't change the way people respond, act, or behave. You can't will the night to never come.  There are simple truths in life. You CAN, however, control the way you respond to each unique situation life throws at you.  Whether it be bring an...

    Posted on 10/24/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 10 Comments

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  • Ch Ch Ch Changes!

    The thing that has kept me on MFP for 18 months is the fact that everything is here and easy to use. Well it was ........... I'm no Luddite I love new technologies I'll embrace any new idea but on the caveat. It needs to work.I used to be pretty acti...

    Posted on 10/22/2014 by _Zardoz_ | 10 Comments

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  • No More Rest Days - Let's Make them *Mental Workout Days*

    So a friend posted today that she was really bummed about her mandatory rest days, because she knows her body needs the recouperation time, but it really harshes her momentum!As I am wont to do, this got me thinking.  Why can't we stop thinking of th...

    Posted on 10/23/2014 by KnitOrMiss | 20 Comments

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  • Comparisons

    I've been thinking a lot about comparisons the last few days.It all started when one of my gorgeous MFP friends posted a Transformation Tuesday pic and, while I was soooooo extremely proud of her, it made me kind of sad, too.  I started thinking, "*s...

    Posted on 10/23/2014 by Jergia_Peach | 12 Comments

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  • broken glass

    Tumbled by the waves. Worn smooth by the sand.  Recycled by the ocean.    As I walk along the shoreline, my eyes are drawn to the water's edge.  There along the sand, being pushed and pulled by the waves, are the shells.  My eyes scan the shells and...

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

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  • Altra Review

    MFH (My Favorite Husband) came to the conclusion that my running shoes were too small.  This would explain the loss of toenails and the huge blister at the Chicago Marathon last Sunday. I was puzzled about this seeing as I had been fitted for these s...

    Posted on 10/19/2014 by MelisRunning | 11 Comments

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  • Ask And You Will Receive…

    I am full of questions today.  MFH (My Favorite Husband) is full of questions today, too. Thursday morning at 10:00 MFH is supposed to drop me off at OCH (Oktibbeha County Hospital) in Starkville, Mississippi.  We live in Columbus, Mississippi, so it...

    Posted on 10/21/2014 by MelisRunning | 0 Comments

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  • Eat that food and be flexible

    A good reminder for everyone that stemmed from a convo I'm having with one of my clients. He's struggling a bit with how much food I'm tell him to eat... he feels it should be less.---As for the mental hurdle you have with the higher calorie target o...

    Posted on 10/21/2014 by stroutman81 | 6 Comments

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  • You Just Never Know…

    I’m going to share a story with you today. #1 Son called a couple of days ago.  He is involved in a few local group where he has made some friends.  This has been good to see. Anyway, one of his friends began running this past spring.  On a lark, he ...

    Posted on 10/22/2014 by MelisRunning | 14 Comments

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  • You don't have to believe

    You just have to not give up.If you had asked me in 2010 where I would be with fitness and fat loss in 5 years I would have told you I would still be fat.  I had zero faith in my ability to lose fat.  I didn't think it was possible for me to have vis...

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

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  • a piece of cake

     It is said that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.   I am a recovering people pleaser.  I spent a good part of my life trying to be everybody's everything.  Sometimes it all worked.  Everything clicked.  Ot...

    Posted on 10/22/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 20 Comments

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  • Waking Up

    The alarm goes off at 4:00 am. Seemingly minutes after closing his eyes he lies staring at the ceiling. Wondering if it matters to be up right now. Is the trip worth the 4-5 hour round trip drive.The coffee pot is turned on, and a short shower tries ...

    Posted on 10/22/2014 by downsizinghoss | 14 Comments

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  • Family Fun Weekend

    Fun filled weekend, many memories were made and lots of good treats were eaten.  One important thing I’ve learned in the past 22 months of losing weight and getting healthier, is enjoy every moment.  This weekend I half assed logged my food just to...

    Posted on 10/21/2014 by GiveMeCoffee | 12 Comments

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  • Transformation Tuesday

    My "Transformation Tuesday" isn't a picture. It isn't a number, a muscle, or a NSV.My Transformation Tuesday: I went from bitter, cynical, and alone to falling for the most amazing woman I've ever met in my life. Remember... A transformation isn't th...

    Posted on 10/21/2014 by new_username | 16 Comments

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  • Finally!

    I finally stepped on the scale and I alos bought some new clothes. After 3 years I have finally figued it out! Just send me $25 via Western Union and I can let you in on the secret.Really, even though I was counting calories, I was eating too much.Ho...

    Posted on 10/21/2014 by dsjohndrow | 16 Comments

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  • I am...SAVAGE!!!

    I'd like you to meet my new prized possession.  This is my Savage Race medal.This little piece of medal is something I never thought I'd achieve.  With years of doctors telling me what I COULDN'T do...This medal proves that if you fight hard enough ...

    Posted on 9/29/2014 by Jergia_Peach | 13 Comments

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  • What I Wanted To Say

    November is coming...quickly...I don't like November.  That may sound stupid, but it's full of bad memories for me.The anniversary of my first date with my ex husband. My mom's birthday.The day we were "recovered" from our abduction.Thanksgiving is t...

    Posted on 10/21/2014 by Jergia_Peach | 9 Comments

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  • Selfish

    I try all I can to not be a selfish person. It’s a trait I’ve never cared for in people. But it’s becoming more and more clear at times I need to be. They never liked Landon. Really. They had no reason not to, but they never supported us. Right afte...

    Posted on 10/21/2014 by CAWFEE_TAWK | 26 Comments

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  • Race Recap: Balloonfest 5k

    "You're a runner, Dave. You should come to Spokane and run in the Bloomsday Race," My mother-in-law said, innocently enough, a couple months ago. "You know, it's one of the biggest races in the world! And you can stay with us for free."So I checked o...

    Posted on 10/20/2014 by davemunger | 11 Comments

    22 votes + -