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  • ITSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     BEST BDAY PRESENT EVER  to prevent me from looking like this when im doing projects on the livingroom floor... and I can play with it as soon as work gets out of my way :Dso much patience....maybe if i fake getting sick in the bathroom I can go home...

    Posted on 8/27/2014 by yoovie | 18 Comments

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  • 08-24-14...I Called The Police

    For my MFP friends who knew that Ed and I had our garage robbed on Friday, here is an update.I know that many of you were concerned, because Ed contacted the young lady who was involved with the theft and had tried to get back the stolen items withou...

    Posted on 8/24/2014 by Hanfordrose | 15 Comments

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  • Dirty Donkey - Course Photos

    Here are the course photos... I slipped and fell into the pit... ohhh so flattering!     Now... vanity doesn't want me to post this one... it shows that I do have loose skin after babies... so I AM POSTING IT ANYWAYS (but I cringe on the inside)     ...

    Posted on 8/21/2014 by MireyGal76 | 19 Comments

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  • The Power of Habit - Part 2: Building Habits

     In part 1 of this blog series I discussed the importance of habits - how the brain seeks to store automatic patterns of behavior in the basil ganglia, and how these routines have a significant impact on our daily behavior. http://www.myfitnesspal.co...

    Posted on 8/25/2014 by ihad | 9 Comments

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  • Dreams and Accepting My Reality (30)

    This picture is my dream home gym.  It has everything I want - well, I don't see a rack, so almost everything.  From the window, I can see I'm living on the beach - my life dream.  My dreams are not exactly what this blog is about.  It's more about  ...

    Posted on 8/26/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 19 Comments

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  • Killers and Hair-bows

    I finally started my own blog at downsizinghoss.com, but I have decided to cross-post my Monday entries on here still. Sort of dance with the one that brung me. Happy Monday! ----------- I love to see what I am going to end up with at the beginning o...

    Posted on 8/25/2014 by downsizinghoss | 12 Comments

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  • Race Recap: The Pikes Peak Marathon

    Last fall, I decided I would give ultra-running a try. I would run my first 50-mile race and then do a marathon that is really more like an ultra in terms of difficulty: The Pikes Peak Marathon. Both races turned out to be more difficult than I imagi...

    Posted on 8/18/2014 by davemunger | 52 Comments

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  • Time

    There was a time not long ago when I had virtually no thoughts about fitness. A time when I ate whatever, whenever.  I did not care about exercise or the negative health implications of inactivity. There was a time I was a bad example for my children...

    Posted on 8/21/2014 by BowHunter1967 | 51 Comments

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  • Learning To Be Strong

    Recently in a PM exchange a very good friend of mine (and a very wise lady), Forrl, said this to me:  "Don't let go of what you want just because someone is trying to take it from you."  I've been thinking about that ever since, because that has alwa...

    Posted on 8/21/2014 by ILiftHeavyAcrylics | 48 Comments

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  • Happy Moments

    strolling out into London fresh from the airport and into some of the most interesting and beautiful history I have ever encounteredRye and Hastings and Canterbury were even better. Standing on the battlements - looking out at old wars and ghosts of ...

    Posted on 8/21/2014 by yoovie | 13 Comments

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  • The Promise of a Lie

    They tell you that it takes X amount of time to form a habit.  I remembered that when I started. That's what I told myself when I packed away all my favorite foods into a mental garbage bin and did my first weight loss song and dance. It's all or not...

    Posted on 8/20/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 11 Comments

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  • Expecting Perfection?

    Are you expecting perfection? You're setting yourself up for failure. Yeah, you are. Perfectionists do exist, but perfection doesn't."Oh gosh, I went on such a binge yesterday! Never again!""I will log every day no matter what!""This is the last time...

    Posted on 8/06/2014 by AglaeaC | 17 Comments

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  • Small Victories

    This morning was kind of a big deal for me. I've been feeling a little blah cuz I haven't seen the results I wanted on the scale, on the tape measure, in my clothes or in my reflection. Every morning for months since I gained the extra weight (I was ...

    Posted on 8/20/2014 by AmyG1982 | 12 Comments

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  • Giving up a goal weight

      Back in June of 2013, when I was ultimately a noob on the loose with dreams in my heart and a wall tacked with motivational quotes and a fridge void of  ebils (that are no longer evil but in the beginning). 170 lbs, even after losing 20 lbs from gi...

    Posted on 8/20/2014 by BombshellPhoenix | 13 Comments

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  • The Fault and The Power

    Every day, I see people at various points in their discovery of nutrition and fitness asking questions that are meaningless in the grand scheme of their goals. Goal: lose 50 lbs. TOPIC: When should I eat carbs so they don't turn into fat?Goal: get a ...

    Posted on 8/20/2014 by fivethreeone | 45 Comments

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  • Setting Him Free

    Things got worse, constantly worse. There was friction on a daily basis, I felt less like myself each day, week, and month until I disappeared in a way. I tried to keep us both above the surface, but he kept sinking more often. I was exhausted and th...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by AglaeaC | 28 Comments

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  • Discipline

      “Discipline is the instant willing obedience to all orders, respect for authority and teamwork.” During Marine Corps recruit training our Drill Instructors had us memorize and repeat a variety of sayings and important pieces of information. The de...

    Posted on 8/20/2014 by usmcmp | 17 Comments

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  • The Art of Balancing (28)

    What I want to do is sometimes in direct conflict with what my brain tells me I should do.  You know the feeling.  I want to go swimming, but the lawn needs to be mowed.   I want to sit in the sun and read a book, but my dryer is buzzing for the umpt...

    Posted on 8/20/2014 by gypsy_spirit | 13 Comments

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  • Unexpected Company

    This week is a “fall back week” in my training program for the Chicago Marathon.  This is the first real “Break” I’ve had since running the 50K three weeks ago.   It is my theory that the people who develop these training programs really do not have...

    Posted on 8/18/2014 by MelisRunning | 6 Comments

    25 votes + -

  • My Life

    I don't need you to worry for me cause I'm alrightI don't want you to tell me it's time to come homeI don't care what you say anymore, this is my lifeGo ahead with your own life and leave me aloneI never said you had to offer me a second chanceI neve...

    Posted on 8/19/2014 by LostLifter | 14 Comments

    32 votes + -