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  • It's Official

    There are days and weeks that I feel like I can conquer any challenge that comes my way.  Then there are those times when I'm in a pit and can see very little light.  And then there are the days when I run in place.  These I call the flat line days -...

    Posted on 10/20/2014 by forrl | 14 Comments

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  • The Ties That Bind

    "It's nice to meet you." I said. "I'm Cindy.""Oh, I know who you are!" She ignored my outstretched hand and grabbed me in a warm hug, this tiny, elderly woman, lovely in her traditional Indian garb. She held me close and whispered, "Thank you."  It h...

    Posted on 10/20/2014 by TinkerbellsDeception | 34 Comments

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  • I make blog.

    <insertsappymotivationalphotohere> Bland. Boring. Self-centered. Transparent.  Mundane. Banal. Trite. Overdone. Overwritten. Self-Imporant. 

    Posted on 10/17/2014 by MyChocolateDiet | 8 Comments

    7 votes + -

  • An Adventure In Mowing

    Today I got to cut the grass!!!  I was so excited!  Y’all know how much I love to cut the grass (absolutely NO sarcasm.  I really do like it!).  I got my morning housework done.  We ate an early lunch and I headed on out the door. I was surprised at ...

    Posted on 10/17/2014 by MelisRunning | 16 Comments

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  • When Does Your Mind Catch Up?

    It doesn't.  So as long as you stand in that mirror and say "I'm fat. "  That's all you'll see.  You'll have moments of excitement.  You'll have triumphs that feel like change.  Your body improving in amazing ways but until YOU change your state of m...

    Posted on 10/17/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 26 Comments

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  • Erosion

     Have you ever built a sandcastle on the beach?  Often, I would build them too close to the incoming tide.  Little by little, each encroaching wave took a few more grains of sand away from my castle.  Slowly, the walls would begin to crumble, until ...

    Posted on 10/17/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 20 Comments

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  • Get Well Soon

    My Friend Perpetual, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to touch base. You haven't been looking well lately, and as your friend, I am becoming very concerned about your health. We all miss you. Yeah, even him. We miss the fun talks and simple, ea...

    Posted on 10/17/2014 by ihad | 12 Comments

    40 votes + -

  • Most people will quit or fail

    Statistics show that in the long run 80-95% of all people will fail at their attempts to lose weight and will gain it back.  I'm sure some people are discouraged by the statistics, but it shouldn't discourage you it should make you want to fight for ...

    Posted on 10/16/2014 by usmcmp | 38 Comments

    112 votes + -

  • Chasing Dana - A Day in the Fitbit Life

    4 AM: You mock me, sleep tracker. I already know I'm tired.4:30 AM: 5th place? I was in 2nd last night. Lousy Europeans and their fancy time zones.5:30 AM: How does this thing not record steps on the train? I wonder how many calories I'd get for runn...

    Posted on 10/16/2014 by ihad | 30 Comments

    71 votes + -

  • +2 Intimidation Factor

    “Then I saw this picture, and I thought to myself:  ‘Damn, Mac, you’ll never have a body like that.’” These are just a few of the words I said to my therapist today.  I wasn’t talking about some bodybuilding magazine, or athlete, or some movie star’...

    Posted on 10/15/2014 by Mac_X | 15 Comments

    48 votes + -

  • I Will Survive

    When I was around 8 years old, my parents sat me and my siblings down in the living room and announced that my dad was going to live somewhere else.  I was blissfully unaware that there was trouble in the marriage.  I distinctly remember them telling...

    Posted on 10/15/2014 by andeey | 18 Comments

    67 votes + -

  • There Will Be a Day

    (I got nothing today, so you get rhymes) There will be a day where things go wrong. where no matter what, you don’t feel strong. There will be a day that falls apart. and then the one that breaks your heart. There will be a day without the sun, a da...

    Posted on 10/15/2014 by downsizinghoss | 11 Comments

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  • Jiggity Jog

    “Home again, home again, jiggity jog.” Reggie’s House (where we board the animals) opens at 8:00 am.  Bright and early. They do not charge you for another day as long as you pick up your animals by noon.  They’re good people.  We wanted to get there ...

    Posted on 10/14/2014 by MelisRunning | 6 Comments

    17 votes + -

  • Changing me

    Three years ago, I would not have recognized the man I have become. I weighted 240+ pounds and I was an introverted hermit. I had very little confidence, and while I wanted to better myself, I did not make the effort to do so. I had very few friends ...

    Posted on 10/14/2014 by LifeOfBrian78 | 33 Comments

    131 votes + -

  • The Wisdom of Burt Gummer

    I'm a big fan of B movies, and one of my all-time favorites is the Tremors series. Spanning four films and one short-lived, wonderfully cheesy television series, it follows the residents of Perfection, Nevada, as they go about their daily lives while...

    Posted on 10/14/2014 by ihad | 14 Comments

    35 votes + -

  • Untitled.

    I joined MFP in December of 2012. I was 251? pounds. I don't know exactly what I weighed, because I wouldn't get on a scale. I wore a size 24, even if I squeezed into an 18 to make myself feel better. I hated myself. I hated mirrors. I avoided photog...

    Posted on 10/14/2014 by miss_jessiejane | 28 Comments

    115 votes + -

  • Weekend Shut Down

    What started as a joke between my husband and I may have become a thing we do at least once per month.  Friday we were talking, and he was waiting on a text from a co-worker, so he kept checking his phone and driving me insane.  So I jokingly said,...

    Posted on 10/14/2014 by GiveMeCoffee | 24 Comments

    88 votes + -

  • Race Recap: The 5Kahne

    Yesterday I ran my third race in as many weeks. That's two to three more races than I run in a typical 3-week stretch! But since NASCAR Driver Kasey Kahne was racing in a car on Saturday, his "5Kahne" running race was another chance for me to run on ...

    Posted on 10/13/2014 by davemunger | 5 Comments

    22 votes + -

  • Oktoberfest Triathlon

    First let me preface by saying that mexican food the night before a big race is NOT the dinner of champions.  I knew this, but we had out of town guests this week and they wanted to go for Texas BBQ and TexMex and I figured out of the two Mexican wou...

    Posted on 10/13/2014 by ZenInTexas | 14 Comments

    27 votes + -

  • Evolução depois de conhecer o MFP

    Posted on 10/05/2014 by p_renato_m | 8 Comments

    8 votes + -